Protectors with an abundance of power
We are the line between progression and extinction! Humanity would be no more without us -- we're on every continent, in every country, protecting every citizen. Our organization has been doing this since humanity was first forced out from under the protection of the gods, and we will continue to do it for the rest of time. Without us... Cathedris dies. And we will never let that happen!The Legion is a multi-national, planet wide spanning military force for the good of all Cathedris. The organizations code of conduct decrees that the members of the Legion must come in equal amounts from all 24 countries. This equality is mirrored in the Legion's command structure as well, to ensure total neutrality, so that no nation is ever favored over another. This group of warriors and tacticians was born out of a need to protect the human race. Humanity was faced with certain doom at the conclusion of The Seven Day War, after all 14 of the gods had fought -- resulting with them all turning into God-husks. The fighting had been cataclysmic, destroying massive swathes of land and launching thousands of tons of ash into the atmosphere. The world was dark, and out of the shadows came crawling Rendlings. The remaining humans banded together as best they could, holding the monsters at bay.
HistoryIn the beginning the Legion couldn't even be called an organization. The world was still reeling from the recent disaster, and back then news traveled slow. It took years for humans across the globe to learn the full extent of what had happened -- but they weren't given time to come to terms with it. Mere months after The Seven Day War, the Rendlings came. The strongest of the remaining tribes in all parts of the globe banded together to hold back the Rendlings in what was later thought of as humanities darkest era. Eventually news began to travel as people moved and tried to find safer homes. Warriors began to trade stories, secrets, and methods of dealing with monsters -- cultivating the beginnings of the Legion.
With the signing of this document, we're solidifying a plan to safe-keep all of us, all humans, for the rest of time. Nothing will ever again threaten our survival. We're starting an organization built of good people, for a good cause, and I couldn't feel any prouder.
The Modern LegionNearly 2,000 years later and the Legion still fights for and believes in its core values. They see themselves as the true protectors of humanity, and the reason that civilization even exists at all -- as such, arrogance is exceedingly common to find among the ranks, as pride grows so large it sours into something unpleasant. The multinational army has also grown significantly in numbers over the years -- in modern times, the Legion is more than twice the size of the next biggest military power, the army of Hansun. They've also begun to take new roles on other than just protection from Rendlings, categorizing them as for "the protection of humankind" and justifying them that way -- including research into weapons manufacturing, Catalurgic advancement, and bio engineering.
Public OpinionCivilians across the globe have begun to look at the Legion with a wary eye. They see the way the Legion treats the environment in the Shattered Isles, or the way citizens in Estana restricted from cultural sites due to "dangerous conditions".
It's been too long with em in power, ya'no. Ain't right. They just go pushin the boundaries non stop, and 'for ya know it, ya can't go down the street to ask Helen for some sugar cause now it's 'parantly too dangerous!
Research and WeaponryWhat used to be considered a side project has very quickly become the Legion's second greatest focus -- researching and development. With Cathedris in an industrial revolution, technology is constantly improving. While some, like the Snakes, try to take advantage of this for nefarious purposes, the Legion does so with the best of intentions at heart. New weaponry is constantly being made to better deal with what appears to be increasing numbers of Rendlings. Researchers attempt to combine Catalurgy, Feathersteel, Simulrendology and other new technologies on a daily basis to create the best Rendling killing weapons they can -- with anything being deemed unusable shifted to a secondary research department, to determine if it might serve a general use for the public.
Just think of where humanity would be today if the Legion never existed -- think of the advancements we've made, and the technology that's been discovered and invented in our research labs. We're pushing Catalurgy to its theoretical limits. We're discovering new uses for Ichor and Feathersteel, and new applications of Simulrendology. Think of all this, my Legionnaires, and feel that heat of pride inside. Think of this and carry that warmth out into the world. Use it to keep Cathedris safe, moving towards a greater future!
(6 months after The Seven Day War)
(Legion Code of Conduct Ratification)