The Third Legion is a minor faction. They used to be a renowned legion in an ancient Perisnoan empire and are the only living descendants left. Some say they are long past their time, but they still roam the Hakkon and Draharan lands, trying to reclaim their old empire.
The Third Legion is a remnant of the ancient Venetor Empire, the first great power to inhabit Perisno. It is said that the Venetor Empire, under the prodigious Emperor Trilond, used to rule the better part of the world, and there was not a remote corner of the land where their fame was unknown. At the time, the Third Legion was Emperor Trilond’s most prestigious army division, and many men of the Third served in his personal guard regiment. The Third Legion’s leader, or Atanos, in the days of the Empire was a charismatic man named Octiem.
In the year 67, however, Emperor Trilond fell ill in his old age. After his death, there was tremendous infighting within the Venetor aristocracy for his position and, by 68, the provisional government had failed to select a candidate. Seeing certain doom in the future of Venetor, Octiem’s Third and a small group of civilian supporters fled the crumbling Empire and took refuge in southern Perisno, around modern-day Amarna. They watched in shock as the centuries of civilization they had been a part of crumbled to the ground in a series of rebellions, and soon Octiem and his followers were the only intact memory of a their glorious Empire.
For over two centuries, the Third Legion and the few other surviving members of Venetor kept their traditions and customs safe. Based out of an old military outpost that had been relatively untouched by the Empire’s fall, the Third bravely defended against increasingly prevalent threats on the Perisno mainland. First it was the Demon Worshippers, then the mischievous Elintoran elves, and now the Third finds themselves surrounded by many diverse cultures that all present a threat the the ways of the old. Now lead by a direct descendant of Atanos Octiem that goes by the same name, the Third Legion wishes to once again expand their powers from coast to Perisnoan coast, to raise their long lost Venetor Empire from the ruins and expel all those that stand in their way.
- Third Companion Infantry
- Third Companion Archer
- Third Companion Cavalry
- Third Legionary
- Third Atanon Guard
- Third Kalero
- Third Visavo
The Third Legion has a mixed troop tree. Their strongest troops are the Atanon Guards, but their standard infantry, the Legionaries, are not to be underestimated. The Companion troops are strong spearmen and the archers pack a punch has well but nothing can match the Pila throw of the legion troops, which can eviscerate a row of shields in one volley. The Third Legion's troops are trained in the style of the Venetor Empire's grand army, and their equipment, although out-dated, are still good enough for them to dish hout a large amount of pain.
Their unique spawn is Atanos Octiem. He has a large army of infantry and archers, and the player has to fear his Atanon Guards in particular. If not dealt with quickly, they can wreak havoc on any unprepared opposing force.