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HISTORICAL ORIGINS

Established by Guro Ferd Terado of PTK-SMF on March 3rd, 2023. Originally an unofficial "club" called The 13th Legion evolved into Ferd's professional brand under the new name Hastartes Tactical or simply The Hastartes.

 

Hastartes Tactical draws inspiration particularly from ancient Roman military culture; Hastartes is derived from two Latin words; hastae, meaning spears or polearms and also hastati, the term for vanguard units of (pre-Marian reform) Roman legions that were modeled after the Greek Phalanx, and artem/artes meaning "art" or "skill."

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE 13TH LEGION

January 1st, 49BC - After rejecting Julius Caesar's final peace proposal, The Roman senate ordered that he immediately disband his legions or be branded as hostis (enemy of the state). On January 10th, 49BC Caesar defied these cowardly politicians and marched from Gaul (modern day France) back to the Roman capital with the entire 13th Gallic Legion behind him. The senate soon realized how grave a mistake they've made once Caesar crossed the Rubicon river. As a result, civil war erupted with Caesar winning battle after battle.

 

September 13th, 2013 - The 13th Legion online "club" was formed by Guro Ferd, who became sort of the figurehead and standard-bearer against the authoritarian overreach of the PTK Global Grand Alliance/PTK Grand Magisterium and became the proverbial "middle finger" to the cultish behavior that became so prevalent in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali community.

The 13th Legion prepares for battle

Centurion Lucius Vorenus leads the 13th Legion into battle.
From the HBO series 
Rome.

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