Leraje the Silent or Leraje, is a Marquis Great in Power, showing himself in the likeness of an Archer clad in Green, and carrying a Bow and Quiver. He causeth all great Battles and Contests; and maketh wounds to putrefy that are made with Arrows by Archers. This belongeth unto Sagittar.
Under Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, a U.S. Special Forces Unit of Green Berets were deployed to Vietnam called the ‘Silent Warriors’, who utilised the bow and arrow for its superior stealth tactics. Green Beret guerrilla warfare and survival tactics inspired the development for a "Rogue Male" character in 1968, which became a protaginist for the novel First Blood. To this day, use of the Bow and Arrow is used in Modern Warfare by the U.S. Army’s 19th Special Forces Group.
The author of the novel First Blood, David Morrell, claimed that he was inspired to write his story because of the experiences of his students who had fought in Vietnam. Although this was an accurate statement, Morrell concealed the fact that their was one person in particular who is the profile of "John" the main character, so as to protect his identity.
Leraje's mystical number is 30.
- Drawing First Blood. First Blood DVD: Artisan. 2002.
- Special Ops Magazine, Right tool for the job: Bow and arrow in modern warfare (2019)
- Goetia vel Clavicula Salamonis Regis, p. 17