The Dark Legion – The Doom from Beyond
Of all the threats faced by the Corporations, there are none so nefarious as the Dark Legion. The plague that would become the Legion first appeared during the infancy of mankind’s space exploration. Imperial Conquistadors travelled far in search on worlds not colonised by the other Legions and, in their desperation, awoke a darkness beyond the ken of mere mortals.
The awakening of the Legion triggered a shockwave of Dark Symmetry that corrupted the artificial intelligences and advanced technologies that had propelled mankind across the solar system. The Fall, as it came to be known, devastated mankind, crippling their society and military in equal measure, forcing them to adopt antiquated technologies allegedly impervious the Darkness.
Free of its prison of Nero, the tenth planet, the Darkness spawned its most malevolent weapons; the Five Apostles, each a representation of the twisted madness let loose upon mankind in the following its awakening. The most ruinous of the Apostles, Algeroth, Lord of Destruction, led a crusade across the Solar System slaughtering humanity by the thousands. Despite his successes, the Darkness was not destined to win that day. Through the sacrifice of First Cardinal Dominic and over a million brave warriors Algeroth was beaten and his legions broken. Evil, however, can never truly be destroyed and so the Legion retreated from core worlds. They have waited in the Darkness ever since. A millennia has come and gone, and now the Legion once again march to the war drum, intend of the destruction of humanity.
The Legion Forces are often fielded as a traditional Horde army; large units of Undead Legionnaires can form the bulk of your forces – the corpses of fallen warriors awoken from death by the power of Darkness. They are a cheap, reasonably equipped force easily a match for the troop choices of other armies. These Undead Legionaires have the option to be led by a Necromutant; a living warrior who has ascended into a brutal, cunning warrior through a variety of Necrotechnological procedures. These Necromutants augment your Undead Legionnaires, directing them and allowing them to act much more like they did in life. Necromutants are hardier, stronger and better equipped than the Undead Legionaires, and may also be taken as squads in their own right if you wish to field a more heavy infantry force.