Caesar based this rank on the unit leaders of the ancient Roman army. The decanii are recognizable with their helmet surrounded by feathers. The seniority of a decanus is measured by the color of the helmet's feathers, majority black and some red for a new, black with white tips for a more experienced, and black, red and white for a veteran.
Notable decani include:
- Decanus Severus, second in command at the Legion base Cottonwood Cove.
- Alexus, Commander of all Legion forces in Techatticup Mine.
- Dead Sea, Commander of all Legion forces in Nelson.
Interactions with the player characterEdit
|Apparel||Weapon||Other items||On death|
|Legion recruit armor
Recruit decanus helmet
|Throwing spears or
10mm SMG or
9mm SMG or
Cowboy repeater or
10mm pistol and
12.7mm submachine gun
|dead Legion ear|
Recruit decani only appear in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenesEdit
Decanus means leader of ten in Latin. Thus, a Decanus would be a squad leader, and a recruit Decanus would be a leader of a squad of recruits.