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Preliminary Note

The Legion is a system which can be thrown out of balance by suppressing or altering any of its parts. Of it, could the following verse have been written:-

"Pluck one thread, and the web ye mar;
Break but one
Of a thousand keys, and the paining jar
Through all will run."

So, if unprepared to work the system exactly as described in these pages, please do not start the Legion at all. In this connection read carefully chapter 20 "The Legion System variable".

Without affiliation to the Legion (through one of its approved Councils) there is no Legionary membership.

If past experience is an indication, no branch of the Legion which is worked faithfully according to rule will fail.