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Emperor Zor (deceased)
The Golden Legion are a Cabal detachment and legion that act as the direct force of the Cabal Praetorate. Their commander, Zor, was once a previous emperor long before the reign of Calus, who sought to use the legion to conquer the entire universe in his name. But, when Calus purged the Praetorate, the legion would splinter and disband. Now, their leaders seek to rise to their former glory by banding together, in order to bring their Praetorate Emissaries, Statesman and Loyalists to their cause to reforge the Golden Legion back to its former glory.
Being one of the oldest living Cabal Legions, the Golden Legion had predated Calus's regime by several decades or rather centuries. It had been formed by the Cabal Praetorate's high command, Emperor Ganag Zor to be his personal army and the will of the Praetorate, thus the Cabal Empire.
While a majority of its history had been scrubbed from the Cabal's ancient history, it would be recorded within the legion's data stores. They had been mentioned to have conquered and/or destroyed thousands of planets under what they called the "Golden Fleet" and its munitions. Many of the worlds that were conquered were enslaved and many of those who disobeyed suffered a similar fate like those brought by the Red Legion centuries later.
Reign of the Emperor
Due to the corrupt will of the Cabal Praetorate and their Legion, the people staged an uprising in the form of Emperor Calus and his Loyalist regime. Much of the legion was forced to disband or went into hiding in Zor's case who managed to survive a manhunt and the death of the Cabal Council. In secret Zor and his remaining emissaries would hide in the shadows, corrupting Calus's own court from the inside. Many of whom were reluctant to join Zor's cause to reform the Golden Legion as Calus's own greed had seemingly surpassed that of Zor's previous reign as Emperor.
Zor would also help the Consul in raising the youthful and albino-born Ghaul in order to become the war machine to start the chain of events that would lead to the end of Emperor Calus. Eventually his emissaries of revenge varied from Calus's own bodyguard Lictor Shayotet the Psion Freeborn Otzot, chief of festivities Aedile Moli Imoli, commander of all legions Umun'arath, the imperial tea seller Iska'al and Calus's own daughter Caiatl.
Rise of a Dominus
War in Red
Probabilities and Shadows
The Black Armory
Keep of Secrets
Death of an Emperor
A Dark Future
Back to Everest
- "So the House of Salvation managed to uncover the powers of Stasis. Heh, we managed to uncover it when we arrived on Europa."
- — Vamach, the Flare Warper
The disappearance of Mars, Io, Mercury and Titan nearly led the Golden Legion into disarray due to their main base of operations on Olympus Mons vanishing along with their other various structures on Mars, Mercury and Io.
However they would be one of the few to heed the words of the Pyramids and their forces began to flood all over their Europan fortress, Firebase Everest. With the sudden appearance of the Cruxes of Darkness, they began to quickly study them to figure out how to empower themselves with the Darkness. Eventually they would succeed with empowering some of their commanders, chief among them being Xar'aram, the de-facto commander of the Golden Legion.
The Reborn Emperor
Following the subsequent defeat of Eramis, Kell of Darkness and her council, the Golden Legion got word of the incident regarding the destruction and crashing of the Morning Star, which in turn gave the location of the Deep Stone Crypt to the Golden Legionaries.
With the defenses down and the Vanguard sanctioned the area off limits to all Guardians, this gave the Golden Legion the time to infiltrate the Deep Stone Crypt in order to build their own unique Cabal Exo.
The Swordsman's Arrival
- "Ghaul was meant to die, and now this "Kirito" managed to slip past me during my prophetic resurrection and do the thing that I was meant to do?! This pest is slick and deserves pain!"
- — Emperor Zor
Some time after the defeat of Eramis, Kell of Darkness, Kirito and Asuna rose to power, with their Shadowkeepers launching various attacks against the Solar System. Following Zavala's death, their Shadow Legion and newly-freed Shadows betrayed and executed Emperor Calus before restoring the Red Legion to its full glory, with Dominus Ghaul as the new Cabal Emperor. Enraged by this news, the Golden Legion formed an alliance with the Neon Wraiths to try and put an end to the Shadowkeepers' reign of terror.
- The Golden Legion is one of if not the largest legion to ever enter into Sol.
- This may be due to the fact that fractions of the Red Legion were a part of the Golden Legion.
- The Legion is by far the oldest to ever be encountered by the Guardians, predating Calus's Loyalists and the Red Legion.