"The Iron Legion traces its roots to a much older culture. An ancient empire, led by Centurions, believed to be lost in the destruction. They weren't lost. I have met them." -Apollyon
Their legacy was legendary with a grand army that inspired generations of soldiers and struck fear into their enemies. At the head of those armies were the Centurions, legendary soldiers and military commanders. Tales of their greatness spread far and wide.
Then, The Cataclysm struck. During the chaos, their empire was swallowed by the earth. All that remained were their accomplishments that had, miraculously, withheld. These accomplishments would ultimately inspire many of the knights in Ashfeld, especially the Iron Legion, who could claim the ruins and rebuild them with their own touches. Harrowgate and other fortresses were such locations, built during the time of The Great Empire then rebuilt by the Iron Legion.
However, The Empire survived. They were wounded but alive, existing to the west of Ashfeld. Only a small handful such as Apollyon had laid eyes on them. But with the renewal of the Great War, they made their presence known. They ally with the knights, sending their legendary Centurions to aid the war effort. But their numbers are still too low to make a real difference, so they also call upon their Gladiators as well.
Their empire may be in ashes but they intend to rise from it.
- Centurion - Military leaders and the pride of the Great Empire.
- Gladiator - Arena fighters have been called out of the arena out of desperation.