Ever since the dissolution of Naupliusism, tens of thousands of ex-followers of that late religion — slavers, homeless, refugees, Blood Raider scientists, and many more — have lingered on in my hanger without purpose. Wanted criminals all for their participation in forbidden blood rites, these people had no reason for living other than to wait for that day when God calls them before his Judgement seat, whereupon he will only laugh as the sefrim carry them down to Hell. Such a tragedy; such a waste.
Yet perhaps opportunity remains, if not for salvation, but to glorify God in what time these people have left. In response to the current slave revolt crisis, PIE deployed a unit named the “Slaver Band of Mehatoor”. Although PIE rejected my offer to help replenish this units losses, awareness of its existence set my mind working: I have slaves and I have slaver hounds; why should I not raise my own Slaver Bands to help put down the next slave revolt, whenever it occurs?
And so I have begun: scouring the SCC markets for drill sergeants and veterans of anti-slave revolt militia down on their luck, I have begun organizing the first few cohorts of a “Legion of the Damned”. These units will be deployed wherever slave revolts have so broken down law and order that my cohorts of troops (who are after all wanted criminals) may deployed and extracted without interference from whatever remains of the legal authorities. Their comparatively light training will be offset by the fact that —
- Their targets will be Minmatar slaves who have no training of their own.
- Since they are already wanted criminals, they have nothing to fear from human rights lawyers and #SlaveLivesMatter activists who would otherwise interfere with effective counter-terrorism operations. They will be trained to have no compunction about firing into crowds of slaves.
- They will no waste any of their training time on non-lethal techniques, humanitarian operations, human rights law, or anything else that would take time away from their learning how to put down slave revolts with extreme prejudice.
- By their side will fight all the slaver hounds a capsuleer can afford. Which is a lot.
All that said, I hasten to add that the “Legion of the Damned” will be completely orthodox in both its training and operations. There will be no blood rites, no sacrifices, no use of live Minmatar in training, and in fact I still choose to avoid any slave ownership both personally and for the “Legion of the Damned”. For that reason, the “Legion of the Damned Barracks” now operational in Mehatoor will be open to the public (under guard, of course), so that Amarr Loyalists may inspect the training of the “Legion of the Damned” and see for themselves that nothing heretical is occurring.
May the name “Legion of the Damned” ever strike fear in the hearts of revolting Minmatar slaves. Amen. Amarr Victor.