Progress no matter the cost.
No experiment is too ruthless, and no modification is too costly. There is nothing off limits for this Legion
-run research and development organization, who's singular goal is to push humanity as far as it possibly can. This mysterious and dangerous group is responsible for every blasphemous and abhorrent "upgrade" humanity has ever received; including being the ones to eventually create and unleash the magic of Catalurgy
into the world of Cathedris.
Conception of Augmentation
For its entire history, the Legion has pushed its members to the brink; forever training, practicing, and developing new skills, as the enemy they protected the rest of Cathedris from demanded every ounce of strength they were able to give. As humanity matured into their new lives in the shadows of the God-husks
, and as technology began to advance, so too did the Legion -- utilizing new devices and technologies to better prepare themselves for conflict with Rendlings
As the science available to humanity improved and progressed, so too did the complexity of what the Legion was trying to achieve. Ethics and morals began to be shed, replaced instead with advancements in science and research. Armed with a basic understanding of biology and the crudely advanced tools required to take advantage of it, certain Legion scientists turned their blasphemous gaze to both the Rendlings and
with the hopes of finding out just what makes them so unkillable.
Under the tutelage of the current lead researcher at the time, Amé Leneret, a new malignant growth known officially as the "Human Augmentation Program" sprouted within the ranks of Legion researchers and scientists, fully unshackled by anything resembling ethics in their quest to push humanity further than ever thought possible.
I don't know what scares me more -- the things that come from that lab, or the people creating them.
The Program's Power Grows
This group of people very quickly became the bogeymen within Legion. Do something wrong? Screw up an assignment? Piss off a superior? You get sent to the Program.
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The H.A.P. was not an overnight powerhouse; it often faced opposition from certain members of the Legion in the early days of the organization's creation. Plenty of very logical concerns were raised on issues such as the ethical treatment of test subjects and fellow Legion operatives -- and yet, many of these criticisms failed to gain any traction as the H.A.P. showcased success after terrible success. It wasn't long before the Program became known internally as the power behind the Legion's might; with these breakthroughs the Legion was able to create outposts, bases, and safe havens within traditionally dangerous Rendling hotspots. Those who attempted to place restrictions on the Program were slowly and quietly
replaced with others who were more open to the loose morals and rapid advancements, eager to further their standing in any way possible.
Many of the discoveries made by the program were exciting and horrific, yet not obviously useful at the time of creation. Things such as realizing the power
through observing its interactions with wild flora and fauna seemed to have no distinct use at the time, but instead lead to the discovery of Chimeras
when introducing it to a human host, allowing for the invention of Chimeric Limbs
. Additionally, the invention of Synthichor
is thought to be able to be traced back to the Program's attempt to replicate the power of Ichor without the side-effects of creating yet more horrific monsters.