Red Legion

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Red Legion
The Red Legion.jpg
Overview

Objectives:

Elite Special Forces
World Destroyers

Commander(s):

Dominus Ghaul
The Consul
Thumos, the Unbroken
Bracus Zahn
Primus Cal'aug
Val Ca'uor
Valus Thuun

Keep(s):

Firebase Hades
Firebase Airfield
Orobas Vectura
Excavation Site VII
Terrabase Charon
The Almighty

Deployed:

European Dead Zone, Earth
Arcadian Valley, Nessus
Echo Mesa, Io
Fields of Glass, Mercury
Hellas Basin, Mars

 
"Rumors mostly, An elite faction of the Cabal, deathly loyal to their commander. And rumor says that they've never known defeat!"
Ikora Rey

The Red Legion is an elite Cabal Legion formerly led by the Cabal Emperor, Dominus Ghaul, and his successor, Val Ca'uor.

History[edit]

Emperor Calus appointed a younger Ghaul to Primus of the Red Legion, where his talents would be best put to use. For his albinism, Ghaul became known as the Ghost Primus.[1] Under his command, the Red Legion became loyal to Ghaul over their emperor, such that when Ghaul launched his coup against Emperor Calus, the Red Legion accompanied him, arresting Calus and forcing him aboard The Leviathan.[2]

Since then, the Red Legion has conquered hundreds of worlds at Ghaul's orders, deploying The Almighty against those who refused to surrender. They were said to have never once failed.[3]

The Legion was last deployed in response to the Skyburners' distress call to attack the Last City on Earth, launching a successful invasion of Earth and the Last City. Using the Traveler Cage, they managed to cripple the Last City and devastate the Guardians, leaving them vulnerable and displaced. They are attempting to claim the Light from the Traveler and become Guardians.[4] Following the attack, the Red Legion began to quickly occupy the Solar System, even making an attempt to dig up ancient Vex ruins on Nessus, where they unearthed the ancient Vex mind Protheon, Modular Mind. Soldiers of the Legion utilize highly advanced technology, far more advanced than that of their older scouts.

Ghaul's death and the Legion's defeat at the City did not substantially hinder their war machine. With the Dominus's command succeeded by Val Ca'uor, the Red Legion began to actively occupy Mercury and Mars in order to resupply their forces.[5][6] Around the time the Hive began emerging from the Hellas Basin on Mars, Val Ca'uor led a Red Legion fleet against the Leviathan in order to seize it from Calus and weaponize it.[7] Ca'uor's forces were repelled by The Guardian and was assassinated afterward, thus leaving the Red Legion leaderless again, weakened and further demoralized.

In addition to their disheveled state, the Red Legion begun suffering from multiple desertions such as those following Garut Gra'am who rooted themselves in Trappers Cave. The most prominent of these groups, the Unbowed Legion, made their debut in the EAZ during the Solstice of Heroes event in an attempt to take over the EAZ as a base of operations. Despite the group being lead by three large Cabal commanders similar to Ghalak the Colossus, Forge Warden, they were quickly put to an end by the Guardians partaking in the event.

Against the deprivation the legion currently faces they have been seen to continue some operations such as an attempt to take over the EAZ lead by two Bond Sisters.


Notable Members[edit]

Major Figures[edit]

Named Leaders and Bosses[edit]

Command Structure[edit]

The command structure and tactics of the Red Legion are more aggressive and agile than any Cabal Legion observed before, with deadlier weapons, advanced technology, and battle techniques. The Red Legion also has a handful of new units that operate in the field. Majors will typically wear silver armor, whereas Ultras wear gold armor.

  • Psion—non-Cabal slaves that have powerful psionic abilities and clairvoyance. They are armed with Slug Rifles or Cabal Headhunters. They can move around quicker than other Cabal units.
    • Blooded Psion
    • 7th Company Psion
    • Bonded Psion
      • Corrupted Bonded Psion
    • Electron Controller
    • Flayer Aspirant
    • Honored Psion
    • Infiltrator Psion
    • Interceptor Pilot
    • Psion Courier
    • Psion Flayer
    • Psion Operant
    • Turret Machinist

Appearance[edit]

Red Legion troops can be primarily identified by their signature gunmetal and red color scheme, with some troops having gold, silver, or orange highlights depending upon their rank. They are also more heavily armored than other Cabal Legions, wearing metal plates over a bodysuit of War Beast scales. [8]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Red Legion is the first Cabal force to travel to Earth and succeed in attacking the Last City. They use more advanced technology in stark contrast to the Cabal scouts who were originally deployed to the Solar System in Destiny, evidence of the Cabal Empire's advancements after the original scouting party had been deployed.
  • The Red Legion have been known to deploy via drop pods launched from their carriers, rather than mainly using the Harvester drop ship like their predecessors.
  • The Red Legion is by far the biggest Cabal force the Guardians have ever faced.
  • The Red Legion is the first Cabal force to use Threshers, War Beasts, Incendiors, and Gladiators.
  • Upon closer inspection of Red Legion Cadavers it can be seen that soldiers belonging to the Red Legion seem to undergo cybernetic augmentation, with the fingers of Phalanxes being replaced with metal claws and Psion's having their helmets literally fused to their skull.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Ghost Primus
  2. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Midnight Coup
  3. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard
  4. ^ a b YouTube - Destiny 2 – “Rally the Troops” Worldwide Reveal Trailer
  5. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Last of the Legion
  6. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Turris Shade Helm
  7. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Emperor's Envy
  8. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/73up53/til_the_red_legion_burns_their_insignia_into_the/dntnlgc/