Caesar based this rank on the unit leaders of the ancient Roman army. The decani are recognizable with their helmet surrounded by feathers. The seniority of a decanus is measured by the color of the helmet's feathers, which are predominately black and some red for a recruit decanus, black with white tips for a prime decanus, and black, red, and white for a veteran.
Notable Recruit decani include:
- Alexus, commander of Legion forces in Techatticup Mine.
- Dead Sea, commander of Legion forces in Nelson.
Interactions with the player character
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|Legion recruit armor
Recruit decanus helmet
.44 Magnum revolver
Recruit decani only appear in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
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.