The Mad Legion
The 62nd Imperial Legion, better known as the Mad Legion, was a military unit of 1,000 Arkhosian soldiers who went unexpectedly missing in 47 F.I., as they marched straight into the jungles of Dread Salarza. Abandoning their post in the small Eregian city of Halvedale, the Legion, lead by Legate Aros Xyarkh, took advantage of the chaos following the mooncrash to take a blind gamble by pushing into the dark continent, seemingly to gain a foothold and make Dread Salarza habitable.
Unbeknownst to most, the Legion was also in the possession of the Standard of Eternal Battle, an artifact of Arkhosia’s founding and said to bring victory to whichever army carries it. The Standard’s been lost ever since.
Very little information about the fate of the Mad Legion’s been uncovered and, to this day, it’s become a favorite topic for many scholars. Dagoda of House Ivory believes Aros Xyarkh, the Mad Legate, was attempting to lead his soldiers over the Ukuta and ally with whatever force the orcs were so fearful of.