The Fourth Legion of the Hand
There are few military organisations that are as well equipped, well trained and well motivated as the military wing of the Society of Harmony known as The Hand of the Society, and there are no other forces within that efficient and zealous Order as hated (yet feared) as the Fourth Legion of the Hand; this force has been party to some of the most cruel and infamous atrocities perpetrated by the Society within the last 50 years, reaching a current highpoint (or nadir if you prefer) during the Southerly Crusade of 498 AC in The Protectorate of Llamedryn, where their ruthless and brutal subjugation and near genocide of the Llamen people still resonates to the current day. This growing of fear and psychological warfare has in time allowed the Legion to become the most effective wing of the Order of the Hand, and the current Commander of the Legion, Knight Commander Tamas Hisjaric has worked hard over the last 15 years to build upon his successors “good work” during the Llamedryn Crusade. Tamas is a Count of 5 Horsetails from Toralden as well as being a Knight Commander within the Hand, and he is an intolerant and harsh zealot to the Society cause.
The Legion numbers 14000 infantry, an artillery corps of 600 troopers (totalling 40 cannon), an engineering battalion of 800 sappers and engineers, a force of 7000 cavalry (made up of 2500 Heavy Cavalry and 4500 light cavalry and lancers) and finally they have 4 airships, with 1 huge airship being the command centre of the Legion and called The Hammer of Conviction. Most are veterans, all are well drilled and have an “us and them” mentality that fosters a high morale. They have seen regular tours in fighting Llamen in Llamedryn and regular skirmishing with Amarkachan tribes amongst other actions, and as a result are held in high esteem by many on the Society, although there are some voices that feel they have become too callous and keen to destroy. It is rumoured that they are no longer under the authority or control of the Lord Commander at Dijnjuk (the current Harmonious Lord in charge of the Hand itself) and instead answer to others within the Society.
This Legion tends to be deployed wherever an overwhelmingly efficient and brutal show of force is required, and it’s arrival at a locale is a sure indicator that Society “tolerance” has worn to nothing with the locals.