The Deadlands Chronicle
An officer of the Imperial Legion who commands an entire Legion. Appointed by the Imperator and reporting directly to him, the Legatus is recognized as the most powerful individual within his Imperial Province. Though each province is also appointed a Provincial Governor, the Legatus controls all the soldiers in the region and is therefore responsible for enforcing whatever laws the Governor enacts. Because of this, no law that is not approved by the Legatus can be successfully implemented by a Governor.