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Adebayo Toure Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Corporal Adebayo Toure served as the Beta Fire Team Leader, 6th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Adeline Feria Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to the second fire team of Beta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Adeline Feria served in Alpha Fire Team, 5th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately Marine Adeline Feria died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with her buddies beside her. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Agelaus Dada Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Agelaus Dada served in Alpha Fire Team, 4th Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Alandra Bettencourt Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Alandra Bettencourt served in Alpha Fire Team, 4th Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Alex Stafford Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Alex Stafford served in Beta Fire Team, 1st Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. While this Marine was able to thrive under the rigors of combat, demonstrating excellent combat prowess during the battle for Labor Camp 3, his luck ran out at the Battle of Rest Stop 1. Marine Stafford was wounded during the chaotic engagement against superior numbers at the Battle of Rest Stop 1, but managed to remain one of the many walking wounded who continued to fight on through the pain. The enemies of the Human Legion will rue the day that they lit the flames which hardened this Marine into a warrior.

Allesandri Edit

A Marine assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Black Squad aboard the Beowulf during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Alice Belville Edit

One of many trainees that are known to Arun in Marine Cadet (Book 1). She was known for her Deception skill in Scendence and was assigned to Gold Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. During the training assault against Assault Training Vessel 2 (Fort Douaumont) she was a Cadet Lance Sergeant and served as both the Gold Squad leader and the operation commander. Arun viewed her as an ‘okay commander’ though he noted that she was a little too quick to press ahead without consulting her section leaders. During the conflict which is fought over the Antilles Moon between the Marine Cadets (Book 1) and the Hardit rebels she is again tasked with the role of operational command and died performing her job.

Alistair LaSalle Edit

One of many trainees that are known to Arun in Marine Cadet (Book 1). He was known for his Gunnery skill in Scendence. During the debacle that was the training exercise against the Trog’s he served as the company commander and failed miserably. His failure caused the Jotun officers, specifically Colonel Little Scar to ensure that he was sent off to become an Aux Slave. This was seen to be what was necessary to regain the honor of the 412th TAC Regiment, and the result was that he died due to improper protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays while serving out his sentence.

Amadou McKenzie Edit

We first hear about the Deputy Commander of the Human Resistance in the Renegade Legion (Book 3). He operates as the second in command of the Resistance under Spartika and is away on patrol when Arun and the Human Legion arrive at the Human Resistance command center. He was one of the trusted Marines sent out by Colonel Little Scar to form a resistance army to harass the Hardits with guerilla action. He was distrusted by Lt. Nhlappo for deferring command to Spartika when as the senior Marine he should have had tactical and operational command. It is believed, but not confirmed, that he is having an affair with Jennifer Boon which Lt. Nhlappo believes is why he stepped aside from his duty to lead the ragtag resistance fighters.

Angelynn McCoy Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Angelynn McCoy served in Beta Fire Team, 3rd Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Arun McEwan Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find a 17 year old Arun on a live fire training exercise against ‘Troggies,’ a hive minded insectoid alien species that lives in the warrens under the Marine bases on Tranquility. After Brandt sends Marine Cadet Osman off to individually investigate one of the many tunnels surrounding their position, Arun is ordered to do the same in a separate tunnel. As he scans the area he was sent to investigate he wistfully wishes his friend Springer was with him, their bond clearly one of the things that allows him to endure the hardships of military life. In fact, as Marine Cadet (Book 1) starts he has only been a Cadet for two weeks, and his struggle to adapt seems to be part of the design of the training regime. This proves to be a battle which changes the course of Arun’s life, making him surprising allies and predictable enemies as others view the notoriety of this incident as bringing shame upon their unit. As a result of the emergency combat drugs, which were given to him to keep him alive and fighting, he developed an erection and the Trog scribe thought Arun might want to mate with it. The whole incident was view by the entire base, the video of it having been passed around and has cadets calling him Cadet Prong, much to his embarrassment and shame. Because of his reaction, he attracts the interest of the Trog Scribe and Arun is ordered to report to his nest so that the scribe can study him, and in return Arun can study the Trog. This would fill the Jotun need for more information about the illusive Trog race. This relationship ultimately ended with Arun being given a functional pheromone secretor so that he might communicate with Pedro’s people in return for helping the Trog’s better understand humans and humanity in general. During this battle with the Trogs and in his pursuit of Xin Lee we also see the beginnings of Arun’s most endearing, frustrating and important character trait, one of tenacity. In addition to chasing after Xin Lee, Arun has an on-again, off-again relationship with Springer who laments that she isn’t enough for him. It is probable, though a youthful Arun misses it, that she loves him more than she lets on. Because they grew up together their feelings for each other are both complicated and simple, but equally strong. They are often buddied together during combat training, adding to their bond. In one of Springer’s earliest visions during the Marine Cadet (Book 1) timeline she foresees massive changes for Arun and warns him to be strong and to be ready. It is during this encounter where we begin to understand how different Springer and Arun are, how the drugs being given to the Marines are effecting their personalities and why this makes the two stand out even more. Arun is ultimately assigned to the first fire team of Delta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. At some point after the disastrous tunnel battle, but during his days as a Marine Cadet he was assigned to labor as an Aux Slave, making him one of the few who has done so and survived to return to the Marines. This happened as a punishment for his personal attacks on the Hardit Tawfiq, in an attempt to protect Hortez from the cruelty of Aux life. While he worked as an Aux Arun incited his fellow slaves to protest their lot by initiating Operation Clubhouse, an attempt by Arun McEwan to raise the morale of the Aux humans around him. This operation foraged a more cooperative existence among the Aux and allowed them to unify against the Hardits for a better life. This operation occurs, with the help of Pedro and the Trog Nest, during the Scendence tournament and allowed the Aux to blow off steam. It was like Christmas, Easter and the Super Bowl all rolled into one for the Aux, but it is yet to be determined if this will have any lasting effect. It was believed that this endeavor cost Hortez his life, though this was later confirmed to be untrue. Further, Arun is also unique in that he was infected with nanobots by his twin brother Fraser McEwan, these bots protect him from the effects of the combat drugs given to other Marines. He, like other Marines, was genetically bred to have optical enhancements in his eyes and to be large and strong. These nanites were given to him to save his life as he had another strong reaction to the combat drugs which were taken to keep him alive during the Battle of the Antilles Moon. During the Battle of the Antilles Moon, when many cadets are visibly and noticeably scared, Arun and Springer find strength from each other’s presence and it allows them to maintain their battle focus. This brief pre-combat snapshot seems to show, that despite appearances, Arun and Springer aren’t that different than their fellow Marines after all. It is during this battle that Arun was also shot by a Hardit carrying a captured SA-71. He continues the fight anyway and joins Carabinier Umarov in a mad dash into the massed Hardit rebels, charging forward until he begins to black out. It is then that Barney, his AI, informs him that he has been shot an additional 5 times. The battlesuit was able to be successfully sealed, but the AI couldn’t account for the blood loss and personal injury to Arun. At this point Arun decides to utilize his combat drugs and again reacts poorly to them, having an almost out of body experience, so his brother offers him his nanites. This saves Arun, keeps him in the fight, but he is somewhat loopy afterwards. He continues the fight, ultimately saving Springers life by risking his own and covering her body with his own and is fortuitously saved by Ensign Thunderclaws. After the battle he is assigned to garrison the Antilles Moon and Pedro tries to force him to get Xin Lee stationed there with him. In an effort to maintain his standing with his peers Arun instead requests that Bolt Squad, Baker Company get the supporting role. Not to be outdone, Pedro has her assigned to that squad before the transfer. Because of all of this, he is called out by Staff Sergeant Bryant as being the reason why they were all stationed there and again treated as an outcast within his beloved Marine Corps. Additionally, Arun has always been different than his peers, but this is because he has a fully functioning organic planning computer in his head. He is, by default, a living breathing science experiment in human progress. It is also during his remembrances during the Cull, an occurrence from his first year as a Marine Cadet (Book 1) that we learn that McEwan was frozen at some point before he began his official training. This explains his troubled relationship with his twin brother who appears older than him as they never knew each other. During the period of the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2) aboard the Beowulf Arun was a Marine assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad who was one of many Marines in cryo-sleep aboard the Beowulf. Arun, because of his resistance to the combat drugs, is able to recognize the mutiny in progress and this makes him a valuable asset to Ensign Krimkrak in his efforts to prevent the mutiny. Ultimately, with the help of the Reserve-Captain, Springer, Indiya and her crew of “freaks” Arun is able to thwart the mutiny but at a steep price. At the end of the mutiny he is promoted from Marine to Marine Major and placed in charge of what was left of the Beowulf and her Marine compliment. He tells his crew, after his promotion, that he is creating a Human Legion and that he is no longer a slave to the White Knights. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Arun McEwan served as a major and lead the Human Legion Expeditionary Force against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. He was assigned as part of Force Patagonia during this campaign, but retained overall command of the entire operation as well. It is during his experience commanding that we begin to see differences in Arun, he becomes more grown up and capable of making executive decisions and willing to make the tough decisions that he used to avoid. His former section mates see this difference before he does, causing an awkward scene when he attempts to join them one night before the planned battle at Labor Camp 3. This is further evident as he plans for the battle, fully intent on seizing this major hub of Hardit operations with only 21 Marines at his disposal. During the Battle of Rest Stop 1, an attack on their rear ends with Arun being overwhelmed by the shear masses attacking him and attempting to use a pneumatic drill to kill him when he gets a burst of strength and ends up shoving them off of him and killing several of them with the monofilament blades on his SA-71. During the waning moments of the Battle of Rest Stop 1 he is saved by the quick thinking of Lieutenant Xin Lee’s newly formed Human Legion Air Wing, which was able to rain fire and death on the massed Hardits before transporting the survivors back to Detroit City. After his return to Detroit he attempts to resign his commission because of his failures at Rest Stop 1 but his fellow officers tell him to man up and keep going, which he reluctantly does. However, this incident served to teach him that he needs to delegate to his subordinate officers and to better utilize their strengths. He then orders Lt. Lee to plan a raid into Beta City to resupply, which split his forces, but was a necessary gamble. The raid was extremely successful, and he returns to Detroit, which had fallen in his absence, with a lot of supplies. The results of the Fall of Detroit force the Arun to order the Human Legion to retreat the Beowulf to regroup and plan. At these planning sessions it decided that the Legion will head on to the planet suggested by the Night Hummers, effectively abandoning Tranquility until they are better able to seize it.

Athena Edit

An artificial intelligence taken from a Marine that died during cryo resuscitation and was used by Arun during the Beowulf Mutiny of Indigo Squad (Book 2). It is believed that an AI from a deceased Marine will go insane and be unable to perform the necessary tasks to be assigned to another partner, but this AI proves that this isn’t the case. This AI seems to be a female persona and enjoys playing the smitten flirt to Arun, using deep sultry voices. Despite his brief dalliance with this digital minx, Arun ultimately returns to the waiting arms of his partner-in-crime Barney the AI.

Azinza Sadri Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) from Gold Squad who, after the Battle of the Antilles Moon, is consolidated into the newly formed Indigo Squad and is stationed to guard the newly recaptured Antilles base. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Azinza Sadri served as the Fermi Cannon Assistant in Alpha Fire Team, 3rd Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Bahadur Shirazi Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Sergeant Bahadur Shirazi served as the 3rd Section Leader and the Alpha Fire Team Leader, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Barney Edit

Battlesuit AI for Arun McEwan.

Bernard Excelmans Edit

One of many trainees that are known to Arun in Marine Cadet (Book 1). He was known for his skill in Scendence and his relationship with Del-Marie. He was assigned to the second fire team of Beta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Sergeant Bernard Excelmans served as the senior sergeant in Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. It was his job to coordinate with the section leaders under his command and report directly to Lt. Brandt as to their disposition and readiness. He did this when he and Lt. Brandt were left to defend Detroit City and ensured that the scraps left to them became an extremely functional tiered warren of death for the Hardit Hordes. As the battle was about to commence, Lt. Brandt ensured that he made up with Del-Marie Sandure, his former lover, so they could both be at the top of their game. This ultimately proved to be for the best, because his death at the Second Battle for Detroit City left a gaping hole in Del-Marie’s heart and only their last minute reconciliation allowed his lover to continue on. For his part, Bernard was able to die knowing that all was right with his world, giving him the peace of mind needed to soldier on until the bitter end.

Bilal Owusu Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Corporal Bilal Owusu served as the Beta Fire Team Leader, 5th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Bissinger Edit

A female Marine sergeant, she is the senior NCO and the de facto human base commander for Detroit City during Arun McEwan’s time as a Marine Cadet (Book 1). She was the Marine left with the sad duty of organizing and supervising the yearly Cull which killed a quarter of the troops of the bottom four ranked cadet battalions.

Calina Atwal Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Calina Atwal served in Beta Fire Team, 6th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Cascella Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) from Gold Squad who, after the Battle of the Antilles Moon, is consolidated into the newly formed Indigo Squad and is stationed to guard the newly recaptured Antilles base. During the ride from Tranquility, where she had been recovering from an injury received during the battle, back to Antilles she was complimented on her combat performance by Staff Sergeant Bryant for her soldiering. By effectively targeting the more motivated enemy troops she was able to halt and sometimes delay, the many attacks against the Marine position. We meet Cascella at the same time as Marine Sniper Kolenja Abramovski, but where Cascella got to is a mystery. She probably didn’t survive the attack by the Hardits at Antilles, though this is never explicit. And for further clarification, I used the feminine pronoun for this character, just for some variety, because his or her gender hasn’t been revealed to us yet. If we see this stellar Marine again we will endeavor to correct this grievous oversite.

Cheikh Okoro Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to Beta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC under the leadership of Sergeant Gupta. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Cheikh Okoro served in Beta Fire Team, 2nd Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Marine Okoro fought bravely at the Battle for Labor Camp 3, but ultimately died in the ordered withdrawal towards Rendezvous Point Beta. His death during the closing moments of the Battle for Labor Camp 3 served to illustrate the chaos of a battlefield, even when those fighting the battle might think it was over.

Christanne Cusato Edit

She is one of the Marines assigned to Arun McEwan’s section during his training time in Marine Cadet (Book 1). In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign she served as the GX cannon assistant and was assigned to the heavy weapons section, and a part of Force Patagonia, in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. During the Battle for Labor Camp 3 and again at the Battle of Rest Stop 1 she continuously proved the worth of the Marine Heavy Weapons, allowing the Marines who struggled under the extra weight of her GX Cannons ammunition to know that it was worth the pain. Because of her skill, and that of her main gunner, the Human Legion learned the value of a disciplined and well placed GX Cannon, cementing its use in standard Legion Doctrine. Sadly she died manning her cannon during the chaos of the Battle of Rest Stop 1.

Clint Langer Edit

A Marine aboard the Beowulf who died during a resuscitation failure in Indigo Squad (Book 2). His body was placed into Arun’s cryo-bed and used to hide the fact that Indiya had revived Arun and Springer from the cryo-sleep.

Cristina Blanco Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to the second fire team of Delta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. She is known to be horrible at Scendence and believes in the superiority of female Marines over her male counterparts. She was assigned to the same section and squad as Arun and was thus one of his diskmates. She ultimately dies in the fighting at the Battle of the Antilles Moon, leaving Arun’s fire team at half strength.

David Ho Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine David Ho served as the Missile Launcher Specialist in Alpha Fire Team, 3rd Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Del-Marie Sandure Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find Del-Marie on a live fire training exercise against ‘Troggies,’ a hive minded insectoid alien species that lives in the warrens under the Marine bases on Tranquility. He attempts to tolerate Arun and his constant antics but only succeeds with minimal success. He is in a relationship with a fellow Marine, Bernard, which often results in his unwillingness to play the “name your top five bunk buddies” game that Arun is so fond of. He is ultimately assigned to the first fire team of Delta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. During the Battle of the Antilles Moon he attempts to hack the security system, which would allow the Marines to enter the compound and secure the facility but the Hardits instead open the door and throw out grenades. Unlike his peers, he appears less of the Marine robot with no personality and more like an adult who barely tolerates his childish peers. It is clear that he views himself as the only grownup in the habdisk he shares with Arun McEwan. As Indigo Squad (Book 2) opens he is a Corporal assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad. He is called Del-Marie by his friends and is known to be even better with computers than he was in his cadet days. Because of the cryogenic freezing periods, Del-Marie isn’t able to assist Arun much during the Free Corps Mutiny, but his straight-laced thinking probably would have gotten in the way anyway. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Corporal Del-Marie served as the Beta Fire Team Leader, 4th Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. It is unclear why he was demoted from Corporal to Lance Corporal, as he was generally to mature to engage in the usual kinds of shenanigans that usually end with demotions, but what is clear is that that is one adventure worth reading about if we can find anyone capable of hacking into his military records. When he gets to Detroit City, he is able to use his electronic skills to jerry-rig the aviation munitions scattered around Detroit for use against the incoming Hardit Janissaries. He gets help from the former Aux Deacon, and together they accomplished miracles and turned leftover scraps into a tiered defensive warren. As the Second Battle for Detroit City was about to commence Lt. Brandt forced him to make up with Bernard, so they could both get back to being on top of their game for the upcoming battle. As things went bad during the battle he was tasked with piloting the remaining salvageable atmospheric craft out of Detroit to safety so they could save as many of the bases refugees and defenders as possible from the Hardit soldiers. However, his inexperience as a pilot because obvious and his craft ends up crashing shortly after take-off from a Hardit anti-air missile. The craft managed to get out of the hangar of Detroit City, but didn’t get much farther before the enemy missile took it out. Sadly the Resistance fighter who were supposed to guard his rear missed the opportunity to take out the Hardit with the missile launcher prior to it being firing, but then Del-Marie still would’ve had their air wing to worry about. Miraculously he survives the downing of his craft and is rescued by the survivors of the Beta City Retrieval Raid. However, while he lived through the campaign he was often plagued by survivor’s guilt about those he loved and lost. Being one of the few survivors from the Second Battle for Detroit City left an indelible mark, one that forged the boyish Marine into a fearsome weapon of death against the enemies of the Human Legion.

DuMourie Edit

A Lance Corporal assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Black Squad aboard the Beowulf. In Indigo Squad (Book 2) we saw that she has a vindictive personality and loves lording her authority over people, especially the Beowulf crew.

E. Bryant Edit

During Arun McEwan’s time as a Marine Cadet (Book 1) we learn the Staff Sergeant Bryant is the senior human sergeant for ‘C’ Company, 8th Battalion. Given his uniqueness of personality and destiny, Arun often runs afoul of this more traditionally hard corps Marine. It is unknown what Bryant truly thinks of Arun, but he treats him much as you would expect from a drill instructor. Later, once his people are assigned to the 1st Antilles Brigade he calls out Arun McEwan as being at fault for their presence there and taunts him with the news that Hortez was dead but it’s possible that this was just an effort to mess with Arun’s mind. Then, under the cover of a training exercise he tells Arun that he is proud of how he has grown in the last few months. Then, just before they are joined by the rest of their training squad he calls him “Sir” and tells him that he hopes to one day serve under him in a purely human legion, The Human Legion. Later, in Indigo Squad (Book 2) during the Free Corps Mutiny he served as a staff sergeant assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad.

Edward Brandt Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find Cadet Corporal Brandt on a live fire training exercise against ‘Troggies,’ a hive minded insectoid alien species that lives in the warrens under the Marine bases on Tranquility. During the opening scene we find him as an indecisive section leader, which can be as dangerous as a dumb leader, since doing nothing is as dangerous as doing the wrong thing. It is often said that a bad plan executed now is better than a good plan executed in ten minutes from now. This mantra, as old as time, helps normalize the need for instantaneous reactions to combat stressors and swift decisive leadership. Given his tendency to carefully and cautiously weigh all of his options, Arun and his peers believe that Brandt might have one day made a good officer under different circumstances but he was not cut out to become an NCO. Sadly, the Human Marines are only led by Jotun officers. He is later promoted to Lance Sergeant by their veteran sergeant and charged with the responsibility over ammunition and logistics. This promotion forces him to live in another hab disk and to leave Arun’s section in Blue Squad. Further, the afore mentioned promotion made him the second in command during the operation to subdue the rebels at the Antilles Moon facility who were bombarding the surface of Tranquility. This becomes significant when Lance Sergeant Belville dies during the assault, forcing him to take overall command. He briefly hesitates when attempting to make a command decision, reminding everyone of his more cautious nature. He ultimately manages to successfully lead his unit to cease the objective, but it costs the Marine cadets a lot in lives lost. They remain holed up in the captured command center until they are relieved by Ensign Thunderclaws and his Marines in Task Force Alpha. During the Free Corps Mutiny of Indigo Squad (Book 2) he is a Lance Sergeant assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad as it’s second in command. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign 2nd Lieutenant Edward Brandt served as the commanding officer of Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. His previous thoughtful leadership ability was finally able to be fully utilized and he thrived in his role as a junior officer. He was level headed, dependable and dedicated to the mission and the greater cause at large. During the Second Battle for Detroit City he commanded the defensive operations, and ultimately died fighting off the Hardit advance into Detroit City. With his death imminent, he calls Arun McEwan and informs him of the millions of frozen Marine cryopods that could be accessed later to swell the Human Legion’s numbers.

Elizabeth Brown Edit

A female Marine and the owner of the Battlesuit AI that Arun used to fight the Free Corps traitors in Indigo Squad (Book 2). It is unknown whether she was a real Marine or something made up by Arun and his AI to fool the other Marines around them. Further, if she were a real Marine, it is unknown as to what became of her.

Erline Starn Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Erline Starn served in Beta Fire Team, 3rd Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Escandala McEwan Edit

A Marine Sergeant and the mother of Fraser and Arun McEwan. While she doesn’t actually play a role in the story itself, without her there would be no Arun, so in essence she is the creator of the story. Further, during his first near death experience in Marine Cadet (Book 1) he briefly laments that he can’t mourn her because the lifestyle of a Human Marine forced many of the females to remain emotionally detached from their offspring.

Estella “Madge” Majanita Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find Cadet Lance Corporal Majanita on a live fire training exercise against ‘Troggies,’ a hive minded insectoid alien species that lives in the warrens under the Marine bases on Tranquility. Due to the indecisive leadership of Cadet Corporal Brandt, many Marine Cadets believe she would have been a better leader for this exercise. She served as Arun’s fire team leader, and inspires the faith of her subordinates in ways that Brandt doesn’t. This was hardly surprising, given her innate leadership abilities that was appreciated by her peers and superiors alike. Because of her stunning looks and long blond curls, she is often underestimated by her peers, but they often regret the error in judgement. Under the watchful eye of Sergeant Gupta she is assigned to lead Delta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. She also joins Arun and Springer In an effort to harass the Hardit oversee of Hortez’s Aux Team, however, this effort goes horribly wrong and the three of them end us as Aux Slaves for a week. During this time she assists him with Operation Clubhouse and they successfully outsmart the Hardit overlords. They even discover an illicit gun running operation, though they are in no place to do anything about it. She, like the rest of her peers from Blue Squad, don’t like Arun much. As they change from the drugs they are feed and the years of genetic manipulation, Arun and Springer do not and so they stand out. In the life of a Human Marine slave, this is NOT a good thing. She later rejoins her fire team and participates in The Battle of the Antilles Moon. During the Free Corps Mutiny of Indigo Squad (Book 2) we find her promoted to corporal and assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad thus making her Arun McEwan’s section leader. Due to periods of cryogenic freezing and that they are again being drugged she isn’t able to play much of a role in the Free Corps Mutiny phase of the Human Legion Saga. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Sergeant Estella Majanita served as the senior sergeant for Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. This meant it was her job to coordinate with all of the section leaders and report back to Lt. Nhlappo on the disposition of the troops under her command.

Fadl VallarioEdit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to the second fire team in Alpha Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC.

Ferdinand Edit

A veteran Marine, stationed onboard Beowulf who was charged with guarding Ensign Dock during his pre-trial confinement. We never learned his last name, but that was in large part to his stoic nature and air of quiet dignity which he shrouded himself with.

Ferrant Kalis Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Corporal Ferrant Kalis served as 2nd Section Leader and Alpha Fire Team Leader in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force. This section was assigned as part of Force Patagonia during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. He ultimately dies exiting the tunnels of the enemy stronghold during the closing moments of the Battle for Labor Camp 3. Luckily his AI was saved by Marine Tremayne Springer, so there is a chance that a remnant of him will live on to fight another day.

Francesca de Guzman Edit

A female Marine who attempts to help Arun McEwan during the confusion of the battle against the Human Free Corps in Indigo Squad (Book 2). She mistakenly believes he is Elizabeth Brown, the owner of the Battlesuit AI that Arun was using to fight the traitors. She is likely one of the drugged out Marines fighting for the Free Corps, as she doesn’t notice Arun answers her with a male voice.

Fraser McEwan Edit

We first meet Fraser during Arun McEwan’s time as a Marine Cadet (Book 1) and find out that he is his twin brother, who is infected with nanobots that prevent the combat drugs given to Marines from working. He gives these bots to Arun, giving him the same capabilities. When Arun and Fraser first meet on the Antilles Moon Fraser was approximately 30 years old and had a scar tissue that covered one of his cheeks and ran across his nose and brow. This indicated that he had taken a plasma blast to his face and survived the encounter. It becomes obvious, during their first encounter, that Fraser is a zealot who believes that only through extreme martial effort can humanity prove their worth to the wider universe. He believes that through repeated heroic efforts this might be accomplished. As the Battle of the Antilles Moon progresses we learn that Fraser had experimental augmentations as well, with hormonal factories implanted to solve the problems many Marines experienced with the combat drugs by making them self-administered and tuned via bio-feedback techniques. These updates were principally geared towards upgrading the nature of human society and making it more able to adapt to the nature of long interstellar voyages in confined quarters. This would be done by allowing a direct communication of moods and simple information by touching implants to the skin of another human, and using the hormonal nano-transporters to travel into another person’s systems. This process, known as gifting, was experimental but effective. As the battle wound down, Fraser ordered all of the prisoners shot and appeared afraid that they might talk before they were killed. This led many to speculate about his role in the rebellion, a fact that was proven when the pair meet again. At that time Fraser was working with a Jotun officer who actively seeks Arun’s death and is a sergeant who gains a promotion to ensign while assisting the Free Corps Mutineers during Indigo Squad (Book 2). He believes that the way forward for humanity is to work from within the White Knight system to effect change, which puts him at odds with his brother. He is knee deep in the mutiny, and tricks his brother into trusting him as he tries to kill him to protect the aims of the mutiny. He ultimately dies, shot by his twin brother, in the closing moments of the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2) ending his efforts to create a Free Corps of Humans serving the White Knights at a greater capacity than their current servile role as cannon fodder.

Ghosh Edit

A Marine assigned to the Beowulf detachment under the command of Sergeant Fraser McEwan during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Giorgio Yakubov Edit

When we first meet this Marine, he is serving as a Marine Cadet (Book 1) under Cadet Corporal Hecht. Sadly, he is later killed when the Bonaventure explosion sent a shockwave that destroyed the departing shuttle in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Halici Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Halici served in Alpha Fire Team, 5th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. During the Battle of Rest Stop 1 he and Umarov prove the worth of their vintage of Marines as they put their blades to work cutting a swath of carnage through the Hardit ranks in a charge which was described as both a shining example of Marine valor and an extreme example of Marine lunacy. While this Marine died during the Second Battle for Detroit, he lives on in the legacy of his bladed charge into the as yet unwritten Human Legion history books. To add poetry to the tale of this Marines final moments, he gets the distinction of dying as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with his buddies beside him. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Hortez Edit

This Marine Cadet (Book 1) was Arun McEwan’s temporary squad leader after the botched Trog Raid. He who was kicked out of the training program and into the Aux Slave Program. Arun believes this is because of his mistake, a consequence of how the combat drugs affected him, and the guilt weighs on him that his friend was sentenced to this torment. He was known for being one of the best Marine in Charlie Company at the Scendence game. He was there during Operation Clubhouse, an effort spearheaded by Arun to lift the morale and plot in life of the Aux Slaves. He ran the radio during the operation, narrating the Scendence Games for those celebrating throughout the base. It is presumed that he died as a direct result of his participation, as he would be the first one discovered once they were found out, but it was never confirmed. While Staff Sergeant Bryant does taunt Arun McEwan with news of his death, it is possible that this was done purely as some primitive form of psychological warfare. This possibility was proven true when he was discovered on Antilles Moon, during the course of The Renegade Legion (Book 3), with Pedro after the Human Legion returned there to resupply and regroup. He was frozen by Pedro after Operation Clubhouse and reawaken on Antilles Moon where he spent the next 7 months caring for Pedro, who had become a Great Grandparent, or founder of a new nest of Trogs. He goes on to tell Arun that Pedro had brought with him 600 Marines of Umarov’s vintage because of the skills with which they can bring to bear in the fighting to come.

Isabella de Grouchy Edit

A Marine Cadet in Arun’s training unit in Marine Cadet (Book 1) who paid for her leaders failures with her life. She was killed in the tunnels by the Trog Guardian Class because so many small unit leaders seemed incapable of understanding a three dimensional battlespace and the need for a mobile reserve.

Jaidyn Hopper Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Jaidyn Hopper served in Beta Fire Team, 4th Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately Marine Jaidyn Hopper died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with his or her buddies beside them. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Jerry Chung Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign he served as a GX cannon specialist and was assigned to the heavy weapons section as a part of Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Through his extraordinary capabilities, his calm in the face of overwhelming odds and deadly accuracy he helps to prove the worth of Human Legion heavy weapons, ensuring their rightful place in the Human Legion Tactical Doctrine.

Jimmy Hellenstein Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to Bolt Squad, ‘B’ Company, 412th TAC. He briefly has a romantic liaison with Del-Marie Sandure while assigned to the 1st Antilles Brigade. He was called Big Jim by his peers, and was somewhat of a scary dude, which is saying a lot for the already formidable Human Marines. He is approximately six inches taller than Arun McEwan who was already 2 meters tall. During a brief encounter with Arun in the tunnels around Antilles he passes on a request from Xin Lee for a liaison. It is unknown what exactly became of him, but for your sake I’d advise you to walk softly around the dark corners of Marine Country, lest you run into this mammoth of Jarhead Masculinity.

Johannes Binning Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Johannes Binning served in Beta Fire Team, 2nd Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Kadian Stadeker Edit

A human Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to 1st Battalion, 410th TAC’s Scendence team, Team Fieldgray. He played and lost to Pedro when he took Arun’s place at the Deception event and didn’t take it well.

Kalis Edit

A male Marine Corporal, the Alpha Section leader, who works for Sergeant Frasier McEwan during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2) who was been assigned to guard Captain Flayer.

Kamaria Cimini Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to the second fire team in Alpha Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC.

Kamaria Monroe Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Kamaria Monroe served in the Alpha Fire Team, 1st Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Kantrowicz ‘Three Blades’ Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign, Lance Marine Kantrowicz served in Alpha Fire Team, 6th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Sadly, he died defending Detroit City from the massive Hardit offensive during the Second Battle of Detroit. Ultimately his death at the Second Battle for Detroit City was exactly how any Marine would wish it to be, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with his buddies beside him. In a cruel twist of fate, his prized blades for which his nickname arose, were captured by the unluckiest of Janissary who doesn’t know it yet that she has inadvertently signed her death warrant. The moment a Marine sees those blades on its uniforms as visible trophy and viable secondary weapon, said Hardit will see what multiple sabots in the brain can accomplish.

Katschinski Edit

A Marine Lance Corporal assigned to the Beowulf’s ships compliment and tasked with guarding the reserve captain during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Kolenja Abramovski Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) from Gold Squad who, after the Battle of the Antilles Moon, is consolidated into the newly formed Indigo Squad and is stationed to guard the newly recaptured Antilles base. During the ride from Tranquility, where she had been recovering from an injury received during the battle, back to Antilles she was complimented on her combat performance by Staff Sergeant Bryant for her stellar marksmanship. She had functioned as a sniper, picking off the enemy leaders who were attempting to rally their Hardit troops. Arun remembers this pale haired girl from their time in novice school because she had such a big heart, but could instantly turn to an emotional block of ice if a superior came into the room. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Kolenja Abramovski served as the unit sniper in Alpha Fire Team, 3rd Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Kuan-Yin Chou Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Kuan-Yin Chou served in Beta Fire Team, 5th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Kraevoi Edit

A Marine who participated in Phase Guinshrike of the Beta City Retrieval Raid by ridding in the decoy shuttle designed to draw fire, allowing the blinder missiles to take out the SAM Pod sites. During the Phase Guinshrike s/he, Pak and Vanderman participate in Phase Guinshrike. They ride in a shuttle firing chaff with the sole intent of drawing enemy fire for their blinder missiles to take out. Once they took out all of the SAM batteries, they were to put on a show of prepping for a land attack to keep the Hardits guessing.

Laban Caccamo Edit

When we first meet Laban he is a Marine Cadet (Book 1) serving in Cadet Corporal Hecht’s leadership. He is also forced to participate in the Cull and thus he kills one of his fellow Marines in a firing squad. We learn that he is an ace at flying remotely controlled drones and that he is popular with the girls. Before the combat drugs made him more machine than robot, he was known to be a prankster and loved having a good time. During The Battle of the Antilles Moon he again is forced to act, as he is the breach man, the first to enter the Hardit compound after the door was blown. Later we find him as a Marine assigned to Alpha Section who stopped in the middle of boarding an unknown enemy vessel to shoot the breeze with Bojin, upsetting Arun when they meet in Indigo Squad (Book 2). During the aftermath of the Free Corps Mutiny the newly minted Major Arun McEwan decided to fill the gaps in the Beowulf’s roster by cross-training Marines. One of the more successful Marine pilots was Marine Laban Caccamo, surprising anyone who didn’t know him very well. While he and his friend Marine Hecht had always been competitive, he was constantly left behind by his friend and peers as they progressed through Marine training. His more successful friend Marine Hecht told him if he but envisioned himself successful, he could be. Laban never tried it, but ultimately he listened to his former life-coach during his flight training and beat the skilled pilot Spacer Food Synthesizer. Later, in the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Laban Caccamo served in the Alpha Fire Team, 1st Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. He also served as one of the two expeditionary forces drone operators, making him an invaluable asset. You are definitely left wondering if, given a proper Air Corps, he’d cut the mustard as an Ace Pilot!

Lele Congo Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Lele Congo served in Beta Fire Team, 6th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Leiter Edit

A Marine assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Black Squad aboard the Beowulf during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Lorentz Edit

A Marine assigned to the Beowulf detachment under the command of Sergeant Fraser McEwan during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Marcus Ballantyne Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Marcus Ballantyne served in the Alpha Fire Team, 1st Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. During the Battle of Rest Stop 1 this Marine did what he loved, standing shoulder to shoulder with his teammates and facing the terrors of combat, beating it down and laughing about it later. Sadly this Marine had his last laugh at Rest Stop 1, but he shall live forever in the memory of his brothers and sisters who fight on. Yes, for all of the more finicky readers, he died, kicked the bucket, bought the farm, danced with the reaper…. Was that clear enough?

Mark Forbes Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Mark Forbes served in Alpha Fire Team, 5th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately Marine Mark Forbes died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with his buddies beside him. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Martin ‘Sandy’ Sandhu Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Corporal Martin Sandhu served as the Beta Fire Team Leader, 3rd Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Matias Edit

He is a member of the Human Marine Corps who was frozen in a cryopods for hundreds of years and revived by the Human Legion onboard the Beowulf after the failed First Tranquility Campaign. When he awakes it is discovered that he mainly speaks Spanish and that he was a corporal and a member of the 117th Field Battalion and that he doesn’t know what a Marine is. He also tells us that his great grandfather was born on Earth, in a town called Logrono, Spain. This would effectively make him the third generation of Human Marines, having been born around the year 2190AD. Major McEwan then assigns him to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Void Marine Regiment of the Human Legion. During his conversations with Arun we learn that he too was a blade specialist, preferring poised blades to kill with. I guess we can expect more Charge of the Bloody Blades in the near future?

Mbizi ‘Bizzy’ Sesay Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to lead the second fire team of Beta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Corporal Mbizi Sesay served as the 4th Section Leader and the Alpha Fire Team Leader of Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Menes Hecht Edit

We first meet Menes when he is a Marine Cadet (Book 1) appointed as a section leader by Sergeant Gupta. Later he serves a corporal assigned to lead the Alpha Section, Indigo Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC, 88th Battalion during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2). In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Sergeant Hecht served as 1st Section Leader and Alpha Fire Team Leader in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force. His section was assigned as part of Force Patagonia during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. He is also one of two drone operators for the expeditionary force, making him a valuable asset. When the Human Legion snuck into Detroit through the unknown Trog tunnels Hecht was given the task of capturing the three person guard post they encountered, all without being able to fire a shot or kill the guards. Like any good NCO, he made it happen and made it look easy to boot.

Mikella Yoshioka Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) Lance Corporal who was Fire Team 3 Leader (Gold-3), Gold Squad, ‘C’ Company 412th TAC who participated in the boarding operation against Assault Training Vessel 2. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Corporal Mikella Yoshioka served as the Beta Fire Team, 2nd Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately this Marine lost her life fighting the Hardit Militia during the chaotic Battle of Rest Stop 1, though her fighting spirit continues to serve as a bright shining example of what grit and pure stubbornness can achieve in martial endeavors.

Najah Jeretzki Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Najah Jeretzki served in Beta Fire Team, 4th Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately Marine Najah Jeretzki died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with his or her buddies beside them. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Norah Lewark Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to the second fire team of Beta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Norah Lewark served in Beta Fire Team, 1st Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Sadly, this Marine was killed by a Hardit heavy grav-tank during the Battle for Labor Camp 3, the first significant battle of the First Tranquility Campaign. With their dying breath, Norah Lewark and Rahul Bojin were able to set off grenades while underneath the tank, allowing them to destroy the enemy vehicle. It is speculated that they must have set off the power packs for their SA-71 carbine so that it overloaded, but shy of concrete proof we have to assume they used grenades.

Olmer Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) who was one of the original members of Xin Lee’s scendence team. She was forced to participate in the Cull and died because she refused to fire upon a fellow cadet and human being. Because of this she was executed and the cadet she was supposed to shoot also died, he was executed and never given the chance of survival that the Cull provides.

Osman Koraltan Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find Osman on a live fire training exercise against ‘Troggies,’ a hive minded insectoid alien species that lives in the warrens under the Marine bases on Tranquility. He is sent off by himself to investigate and secure one of the many tunnels around Delta Section’s perimeter. This was a clear violation of the policy of sending Marines in two person buddy teams, which allowed the Marines to cover each other and also unofficially bolstered the nerves. It is a long known fact that fighting men and women are less likely to cowardly run from a fight when their friends are watching. A buddy team unofficially serves as a buffer against cowardice. While this is likely not an issue with the most current generation of genetically enhanced Marines, some traits die hard. That is not to say that the Marines aren’t afraid, fear is an inevitable part of military service, but few succumb to it knowing that doing so will result in a swift death from their superiors. Knowing death awaits them if they retreat, Marines are often emboldened to push on against the odds because they literally have nothing to lose. During the embarrassment of being known as a squadmate of Cadet Prong during Marine Cadet (Book 1) he stood by his friend and attempted to make the situation more bearable by laughing it off. Many Marine Cadets speculate whether or not this signified a personal trait of bravery, loyalty or stupidity but given the involvement of Arun McEwan his superiors lean towards the stupidity angle. He was known for his keeping a Turkish flag of the Earth nation he believes his ancestors hail from. Osman was also known for his adherence to an extreme respect for those Marines who suffered from combat wounds, rarely tolerating humor at their expense. He was ultimately assigned to the first fire team of Delta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. Despite their differences, Osman ultimately makes up with Arun before the Battle of the Antilles Moon. This is significant as he was later killed fight alongside Arun putting down the same rebellion that cost Springer her leg. He died while attempting to find a better position to engage the Hardit Rebels, but was shot in the face and died instantly due to the de-compressive effects of the void.

Pak Edit

We first meet him in the Renegade Legion (Book 3), where he is one of the recently thawed Marines he had barely had a chance to clear his head before he was required to clear Detroit under orders from Colonel Little Scar. Like the other Human Resistance fighters, he was supposed to serve as a guerilla force against anyone attacking Detroit from the outside in. Sadly, Detroit fell from within from attacks of her defending Marines but Pak is determined to continue the fight against those who killed his Marine Corps Family. Luckily he was never forced to pick a side in the Loyalist versus Free Corps war so his loyalty is still unshakably to the Marines. During the Beta City Retrieval Raid he, Vanderman and Kraevoi participate in Phase Guinshrike. They ride in a shuttle firing chaff with the sole intent of drawing enemy fire for their blinder missiles to take out. Once they took out all of the SAM batteries, they were to put on a show of prepping for a land attack to keep the Hardits guessing.

Phaedra ‘Springer’ Tremayne Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find Springer on a live fire training exercise against ‘Troggies,’ a hive minded insectoid alien species that lives in the warrens under the Marine bases on Tranquility. Among her classmates she is known for her dependability, which also endears her to her superiors. One of her most striking features are her violet colored eyes, one of the unintended consequences of the many genetic mutations forced upon these humans by the White Knights. She also had curly auburn hair and a dimpled smile which added to her physical appeal. She, like all of her contemporaries, is a huge fan of Scendence where she is particularly skilled in the Obedience component of the game. Springer also has an on-again, off-again relationship with Arun and she laments that she isn’t enough for him. It is probable, though a youthful Arun misses it, that she loves him more than she lets on. Because they grew up together their feelings for each other are both complicated and simple, but equally strong. They are often buddy together during combat training, adding to their bond. Further, she laments that soon her competition for Arun’s affections, Xin Lee, will graduate from Marine training and have her contraception implant removed and potentially be able to carry a child. It is clear that, despite her words, she was equally jealous of Xin Lee’s ability to have kids AND of the possibility of having ARUN’s children. Springer intensely dislikes that she has to measure up to what other people see as the qualities of a good Marine in order to be able to conceive. She believes that this makes female Marines doubly slaves to the White Knights when compared to male Marines. As for wanting to carry Arun’s baby, because in all likelihood she wants to carry Arun’s baby though she would likely not admit that to him, that just wasn’t in the cards. While their romance seems so easy, simple and obvious to outsiders, to them it is more complex because Springer is his battle buddy, longtime friend, sometimes lover to whom Arun would often pour out his soul. Further, Springer has the ability to foretell the future, though said ability isn’t known to be as reliable as a Night Hummer or as respected as she was only a prototype to prove that humans could be created with pre-cognition. This curse means that she knows that his future isn’t with her, assuming she is interpreting the visions properly. It is unclear as to the veracity of her pre-cognitions as none that she has had have occurred to be proven or disproven, though Arun believes in them and her. While she is having these precognition episodes her eyes shine like giant beacons of light, burning the skin around her eyes. During these times Arun and her squad-mates often assist her by pouring water on her eyes to help prevent any permanent damage. In one of her earliest visions during the Marine Cadet (Book 1) timeline she foresees massive changes for Arun and warns him to be strong and to be ready. It is during this encounter where we begin to understand how different Springer and Arun are, how the drugs being given to the Marines are effecting their personalities and why this makes the two stand out even more. During this encounter, Springer tells Arun that she loves him, but she pities him more because of what’s coming. The concern she, and her fellow squadmates, have for their fellow Marine reaches a level of palpability that it causes tensions among the Hab that effect everyone. She is ultimately assigned to the first fire team of Delta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. During the Battle of the Antilles Moon she and Arun find strength from each other’s presence and it allows them to maintain their battle focus. She lost her leg while fighting with Arun McEwan and Osman, while putting down a rebellion at The Battle of the Antilles Moon, though those who were there jokingly refer it as The Battle of The Swoons. During this fight her face also became scarred by plasma bursts, but Arun didn’t believe it detracted from the beauty of the freckled face girl he knew. During the chaos of the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2) she was a member of the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad with Arun McEwan. At this time Arun, because of his resistance to the combat drugs caused by his nanobots, was able to recognize the mutiny in progress and this makes him a valuable asset to Ensign Krimkrak in his efforts to prevent the mutiny. Ultimately, with the help of the Reserve-Captain, Arun, Indiya and her crew of “freaks” Springer is able to help thwart the mutiny but at a steep price. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Phaedra Tremayne served in Alpha Fire Team, 2nd Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. During this operation we begin to see the remorse she feels at the lie she has told Arun for all these years, that Colonel Little Scar and the Night Hummers had assigned her to look out for Arun when they were both Novices. She also notices an absence and a loss, because with his promotion Arun is no longer able to face the dangers with her, side by side. As the Battle for Labor Camp 3 unfolds she is the first to make contact with the unnamed mothers and their two crying babies, a sight which fills her with longing and pride. Sadly, we learn that the plasma blast that Springer took on Antilles also damaged her internal organs so much that she became incapable of having children of her own, a fact she often laments. During the initial assault Springer and her fire team are sent into the underground dens and warrens of the Hardit compound, where she ultimately frees Spartika. When she makes it out of the underground helix facility she is shot several times, and though her armor protects her, her battle suit is compromised. Later, during the Battle for Rest Point 1 she is shot in the head twice, and while her helmet protects her it is compromised beyond repair. Ultimately she is forced to abandon her armor to stay in the fight, which results in further burns to her legs because of the plasma fires still burning from the Hardits homemade rounds. She does, however, manage to stay in the fight long enough to provide covering fire to Sergeant Gupta’s Blade Charge. During the otherwise routine Beta City Retrieval Raid she becomes an unwilling conduit for the Night Hummer to speak to Arun, further demonstrating their mysterious capabilities. When that raiding party gets back to Detroit after its fall, she again engaged the enemy in bayonet combat screaming what just might become the Human Legion battle cry, “”For the Legion!” It is during this failed First Tranquility Campaign that we see her able to bring to fruition her long standing desire to revive the old motto “Leave no Marine behind,” which she does when she saves the down Umarov during the Escape from Tranquility.

Puja Narciso Edit

We first meet her in Marine Cadet (Book 1) when she is named the chief medic and casualty evacuation specialist for Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th Marines. During a run in with each other during the Battle of the Antilles Moon she orders him to stay away from her because she thinks he is bad luck. When Arun is wounded during that battle she administers aide to him and in her eyes you see some semblance of the girl she must have been. Further, you can tell that despite her bravado she does have some remaining feelings for Arun, though whether or not they were romantic is not revealed. Later she is a Marine Lance Corporal and becomes the senior medic assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad during the Free Corp Mutiny of Indigo Squad (Book 2). In her capacity as a senior medic, she assists Arun with the autopsy of Deputy Chief Cryo Officer Purify. She concludes that he was in fact murdered and that the cut wounds were post-mortem because they didn’t bleed enough. Further, she notices small puncture wounds indicating he was shot by an SA-71(h). During this brief encounter she and Arun reminisce about their first kiss during Novice Training. She has glossy black hair, is self-assured, feminine and calls Arun on his bullcrap, which is how he seems to prefer his women. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Puja Narciso served as a corporal and was the senior scout in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force NCO’s. She was assigned to the Command Section during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Her command section was assigned as part of Force Patagonia during this campaign, but she retained overall command of the scouts assigned to the expeditionary force as well. We learn, from Arun’s reminiscing during a lull in the Battle of Rest Stop 1, that during their novice days she had a natural ability at concealment, lending to the rumors that she was part chameleon. She again proves this ability at concealment when she scouts out the route that the Human Legion will use to break out of their encircled position at Rest Stop 1. While they end up not escaping that way, she was able to provide viable target coordinates for the arrival of the Human Legion Air Wing.

Quail Edit

A Marine assigned to the Beowulf’s ships compliment and tasked with guarding the reserve captain during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Rahul ‘Bodger’ Bojin Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to the second fire team in Alpha Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. He is later assigned to Alpha Section and makes the mistake of stopping in the middle of boarding an unknown enemy vessel to shoot the breeze with Caccamo, upsetting Arun when they meet again in Indigo Squad (Book 2). In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Rahul Bojin served in Beta Fire Team, 1st Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. He was killed by a Hardit heavy grav-tank during the Battle for Labor Camp 3, the first significant battle of the First Tranquility Campaign. With their dying breath, Norah Lewark and Rahul Bojin were able to set off grenades while underneath the tank, allowing them to destroy the enemy vehicle. It is speculated that they must have set off the power packs for their SA-71 carbine so that it overloaded, but shy of concrete proof we have to assume they used grenades.

Ramdas “Rammy” Tammaro Edit

A Marine Novice who, with his friend Stephan, enjoys tormenting the Aux assigned to service his dorm. He tries to force Arun and Hortez to kiss his boots and beg his apologies for breathing his air. He is only stopped by the intervention of his classmate whom he has a crush on.

Rathanjani Edit

He was a veteran Marine sergeant who was part of the party who relieved the cadets of ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC during the Battle of the Antilles Moon. He arrived with Ensign Thunderclaws and helped direct the remaining forces against the last major offensive operation of the encounter.

Rebecca Windsor Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Rebecca Windsor served onboard the Beowulf as a part of the Marine Reserve. While she was technically a part of the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq, her role was limited because of her assignment to the Reserve Force. However, as things looked grim for those fighting desperately at the Battle of Rest Stop 1, she flew a support craft under the direction of Lieutenant Xin Lee to relieve her beleaguered colleagues and turned the tide of battle. While onboard the Beowulf, as part of a Marine Retraining Initiative, she scored the highest out of her peers in the piloting segment. This makes her the top pilot in the newly formed Human Legion Air Arm.

Rekka Edit

During Marine Cadet (Book 1) Rekka serves as a Marine instructor to the Marine Cadets. She was a former frontline Marine, who became too broken to continue the fight, but was too valuable to throw away so she was thus sent to become an instructor for new Marines. She lost both of her legs during her combat tours, and entertains her Novices with her wardrobe of multiple styles of prosthetic legs. Sometimes, though rarely, in carefree moments she has been known to whistle off key. She was in charge of Arun’s unit during their Novice Phase and was in the process of handing over her charges to the veteran sergeants who would lead the cadets once they entered active service when Arun had the misfortune to react badly to the combat drugs. This brought derision onto her and the rest of Arun’s leadership staff, an error she intends to make him live to regret. She was both respected and feared by her Marine Cadets and know to give hard won praise when it is warranted, though she rarely thinks it’s warranted. However, unlike some of the instructors Rekka doesn’t take a sadistic pleasure in the discipline she enforces and the only thing that truly set her off was believing that one of her novices was abusing the gift of their health and their youth. Further, the angrier she got the quieter she got which only added to the menacing aura she projected to her Marines.

Ritter Edit

A Marine assigned to the 87th Battalion aboard the Themistocles and known to Corporal Xin Lee. He is presumed to have died when Indiya destroyed the Themistocles during the closing moments of the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Rozalia Naron Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to lead the second fire team in Alpha Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lance Corporal Rozalia Naron served as the Beta Fire Team Leader, 1st Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. This Marine bravely led her team during the doomed Battle of Rest Stop 1, but she paid the price for her willingness to lead from the front. She died with her boots on, facing the enemy and taking more than a few with her.

Sabir ‘Slingshot’ Eisele Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Sabir Eisele served in Beta Fire Team, 6th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Sadri Edit

A female replacement Marine assigned to 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad during the Free Corps Mutiny chaos in Indigo Squad (Book 2).

Saraswati Edit

An artificial intelligence taken from a Marine that died during cryo resuscitation and was used by Springer during the Free Corps Mutiny onboard the Beowulf of Indigo Squad (Book Two). It is believed that an AI from a deceased Marine will go insane and be unable to perform the necessary tasks to be assigned to another partner, but this AI proves that this isn’t the case. In fact, this AI is from a Scout/Reconnaissance Model and continues to serve Springer after the Free Corps Mutiny aboard the Beowulf ends. Sadly the Human Marine Corps ceased using Human Recon Squads two centuries before she was ultimately paired up with Marine Tremayne. This AI uses a husky woman’s voice and seems perfectly suited for Springer in temperament. With the hard work of both the AI and Springer, they were able to compensate for her lack of a biological leg but they had yet to successfully master the fine art of stealthy movement without two natural legs. She seems to be unnaturally intuitive for an AI, almost pre-cognitive in nature, thus making her the perfect AI for Springer. Her ability was, more specifically, that she could assess fuzzy observational data and extrapolate the most likely conclusion in such a manner as to seem almost magical. This allows her to sense contacts farther out than a traditional AI was able to, as it required the extrapolation feature not programed into the regular models. Sadly, not everyone was willing to accept this ability as genuine and so it was sometimes ignored. This AI slowly and methodically proves her worth to the Human Legion leadership, and she constantly reminds Springer that she likes Sergeant Gupta much better than she does Major McEwan. She does, however, also remind her that humanity is becoming stronger every generation, though this is a dual edged sword. On another side note, we learn that her attitude evolves to actively hate Arun McEwan, lending one to wonder if the AI is going insane and might become a risk down the line.

Searl Edit

A veteran Marine sergeant assigned to Gold Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. This sergeant was tasked with training the Marine Cadets (Book 1) and preparing them to join the Human Marine Corps.

Serefina DeBenedetto Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Corporal Serefina DeBenedetto served as the 6th Section Leader and the Alpha Fire Team Leader of Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. This Marine ultimately dies bravely with Lt. Brandt in the tunnels underneath Detroit City after informing Major McEwan of the millions of hidden Marines frozen underneath. Her death, and the loss of the Second Battle for Detroit City ultimately give the Human Legion what they needed to win the larger war, a chance. Ultimately Marine Serefina DeBenedetto died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with her buddies beside her. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Serge ‘Zug’ Rhenolotte Edit

A Marine and friend of Arun McEwan’s who has given him dating advice in the past. He loves to study aliens with a zest that is unusual and noticed by his peers. During the embarrassment of being known as Cadet Prong during Marine Cadet (Book 1) he stood by his friend and attempted to make the situation more bearable by laughing it off. He reminds Arun of his lifelong experience being different, and that if you couldn’t laugh stuff off then you’d only encourage more abuse. Years of interbreeding had caused all of the Marines began to look alike as ethnicities merged. Zug, however, stands out because his skin is as dark as the void. While many cadets rush to join in the Scendence games, Zug decides it is in his best bet to take the extra coaching offered by senior cadets in an effort to avoid the Cull Zone. One of the unique aspects of Zug’s personality, one that separated him from his fellow Marine’s, was his extreme interest and curiosity about alien lifeforms. He was very interested in learning about the sociology of these non-human entities. In fact, had he been assigned such a mission, it is likely that he would have been a better candidate for the mission with Pedro and the Trog’s. During his cadet tenure he is assigned to the second fire team of Delta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC. Due to periods of cryogenic freezing and that they are again being drugged he isn’t able to play much of a role in the Free Corps Mutiny phase of the Human Legion Saga. We later learn in the Renegade Legion (Book 3) that he is the son of Marine Lieutenant Nhlappo and has an extreme passion for learning about alien species. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Serge Rhenolotte served in Alpha Fire Team, 2nd Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. During this campaign we learn that his interest in alien cultures was an asset to the future of the Human Legion, one that Major Arun McEwan had fully intended to exploit. Such a skill would be useful when the Human Legion expanded outside of the Tranquility System. During the Battle of Rest Stop 1 Serge is severely wounded, though the quick thinking of Springer and Umarov save him and pull him to safety. The shock of his severe wounds caused him to lapse into a coma, though his long term prognosis was good. His luck ran out when the Hardits shot down the aircraft he was riding in during the mad dash to escape from the loss of the 2nd Battle for Detroit. Upon crash landing he was shot down by Hardit Militia and died on the scene.

Shehariah Conteh Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Shehariah Conteh served in Beta Fire Team, 4th Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately this Marine died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with his or her buddies beside them. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Slayman Feg Edit

A Marine assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Black Squad aboard the Beowulf. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Slayman Feg served in Beta Fire Team, 5th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Stephan Edit

A Marine Novice who, with his friend Rammy, enjoys tormenting the Aux assigned to service his dorm. He tries to force Arun and Hortez to kiss his boots and beg his apologies for breathing his air. He is only stopped by the intervention of his classmate whom he has a crush on.

Stephan Horden Edit

A Marine Sergeant who claimed to be related to President Horden of Earth, who had signed the Vancouver Accord, resulting in one million of Earth’s children into slavery. This legislation saved Earth from certain destruction but doomed the ancestors of the Human Marine Corps to lives of servitude and violent death. This led to the name HORDEN becoming a common curse used among Marines. (Horden’s Bones! Horden’s Children! Horden’s Sweet Hairy Fanny!) He strongly believed that humans should fight for human interests and in a last ditch effort, with his dying breath, he attempted to send humanity back on Earth the benefits of the evolutionary technology that was given to Human Marine Corps troops. It is unclear whether he expected the children in the crèche to survive the trip or just that their bodies could be used to gain such benefits. He believed that this would give them a fighting chance at freedom from the White Knight yoke. Further, while this information is still top secret and was recently leaked to me by a hacktivist, there were other roles for the descendants of the million children given away by the former President Horden. A memo once placed in a print magazine concerned a group ‘terra’-forming a planet for the White Knights. The existence of another terraforming group is the secret behind a series of reports started by intelligence leak Tim C Taylor called ‘Stain Blossoms.’ The revised editions of these books will become available soon, so be alert for them at black-market book dealers near you.

Stok ‘Stopcock’ Laskosk Edit

A Marine ‘heavy,’ or heavy weapons specialist, who is first assigned as a missile launcher specialist in Marine Cadet (Book 1). During the Battle of the Antilles Moon he appears lost because he was forced to fight with a standard carbine, rather than his beloved missile launcher. He is later assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company. This basically acknowledges his change of status from cadet to full-fledged Marine. He is referred to as “Stopcock” by his peers, and was saved by Arun McEwan after he accidently walked into the back blast area of a breaching charge aboard the Amilx vessel in Indigo Squad (Book 2). He returns the favor he owes Arun for saving his life by warning him that his brother was plotting against him during the Free Corps Mutiny, knowing, even in his drug addled fugue, that owing Arun McEwan anything was detestable to him. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Stok Laskosk served as a lance corporal and was the senior NCO for the heavy weapons section in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force. He was also tasked as the missile launcher specialist during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. He was assigned as part of Force Patagonia during this campaign, but retained overall command of all heavy weapons assets as well. It is during this campaign where Stok finally comes into his own and demonstrates to the Human Legion what a competently managed Heavy Weapons Section can do to an enemy. He is able to make a decisive difference at the opening of the battle at Labor Camp 3, much to the angst of all the Hardit Militia. He was able to program all eight of the rockets loaded into his missile launcher so that they hit at once, sending out a devastating blow to the fixed defenses of the Hardit compound. His quick thinking in the closing moments of the Battle for Labor Camp 3 and his realization that the enemy stronghold was never designed as a military complex, saved the day and allowed the survivors of the battle to get away. He aimed his shots so that he sealed the exit from the underground helixes, effectively blockading them in by collapsing the structure in on itself. This brilliant thinking instantly took all of the enemy tanks out of the equation, returning the initiative back to the Human Legion. Later, during the Battle of Rest Stop 1 he again proves the value of his Heavy Weapons Section, helping to thin the numbers of the Hardit Militia. As the battle winds down, with the Hardits winning the battle of attrition, he is ordered to abandon his weapon and effect a rescue of the two human babies. Arun believed these babies could represent a symbol of a brighter future, a better tomorrow to those surviving humans onboard the Beowulf and at Detroit. This ended up being unnecessary, but went to show how much of a physical specimen Stok was compared to his peers. This was probably how he was assigned to the Missile Launchers anyway, this moment also demonstrated the faith his commanders had in this individual Marine.

Suresh Gupta Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find Sergeant Gupta having taken over as Arun’s Veteran Squad Commander. He meets Arun at the end of a disastrous live fire training exercise against ‘Troggies,’ a hive minded insectoid alien species that lives in the warrens under the Marine bases on Tranquility. He has done three tours of duty before he was assigned to the Training Depot, which puts him at approximately 180 objective years, though much of that would be spent in cryo-stasis, and attempts to impart some of that wisdom to Arun before he rejoins his unit. He ominously reminds Arun that life has a way of being unfair, and that sometimes you just have to suck it up and keep your crying to the inside so that you can carry on and not let the bastards know they’ve got you beat. To illustrate this unfairness, he informs Arun that the scene with Pedro where his erection is discussed by the Trog Scribe, was live fed to all of his comrades. When his measure is taken by Arun, he is found wanting in that he is physically unremarkable. He is somewhat short, balding with greying hair. He is more rugged than the younger cadets, sculpted by a life on the frontier. In fact, unless you looked into the depths of his eyes you wouldn’t know that Gupta was a force to be reckoned with and might even underestimate him. During the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2) where he serves as a sergeant assigned to the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad. Due to periods of cryogenic freezing and that they are again being drugged he isn’t able to play much of a role in the Free Corps Mutiny phase of the Human Legion Saga. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Suresh Gupta served as the senior sergeant and lead the Human Legion Expeditionary Force NCO’s. He was assigned to the Command Section and fought against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. He was assigned as part of Force Patagonia during this campaign, but retained overall command responsibility as the senior enlisted personnel as well. Luckily, Sergeant Gupta still had his battle suit from his time training the cadets, so it was the more advanced model which allowed him to control other Marine’s suits and see what they saw. Further, he could also project their views to other Marines which was a huge asset to his commanding officer during this campaign. During the Battle of Rest Stop 1 he led five Marines, including Marine Umarov and Halici, in a bladed charge through the Hardit ranks, proving the worth of Umarov’s vintage of Marines. Surprisingly Sergeant Gupta himself was armed with these blades and he and his compatriots put those blades to work cutting a swath of carnage through the Hardit ranks in a charge that was described as both a shining example of Marine valor and an extreme example of Marine lunacy.

Sushala Kraevoi Edit

She is a petite Marine of Umarov’s vintage whom we first meet her during the period described in the Renegade Legion (Book 3). She was one of the guards that the Human Legion encountered in its first aggressive action of the First Tranquility Campaign. She was captured, but refused to cooperate until Nhlappo recognized Annalee Vanderman from her days as a Marine Novice. When Vanderman comes back to tell her who the Human Legion is led by, she agrees to help in whatever way she can. Sushala Kraevoi is either 19 or 102 years old, depending on whether or not you counted her time in cryogenic slumber, and was like frozen immediately after completion of her training as a Marine Cadet. During the confusion of the battles that followed, it is unclear whether or not she lived through the campaign.

Swami ‘Pud’ Okafor Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Swami Okafor served in Beta Fire Team, 3rd Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Tanweer Aburto Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to Gold Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC when they assaulted the Antilles Moon rebel compound. It was his creativity which found the solution to sneaking under the barrier of pebbles which the Hardits used as an impromptu shield to protect the facility so they could continue to bombard Tranquility with kinetic weapons from orbit.

Tedman ‘Teddy’ Ottaviani Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Tedman Ottaviani served in Alpha Fire, 6th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately Teddy died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with his buddies beside him. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Tirunesh Nhlappo Edit

During Arun McEwan’s time as a Marine Cadet (Book 1) she was the Senior Instructor of the 8th Battalion at the Marine Novice and Cadet School in Detroit City on Tranquility. When she isn’t around she is often called “Shlappo,” though only in hushed tones. She exuded a presence that convinced her charges that she was somehow more than human and capable of inhuman feats, almost omniscient in her awareness. Where she aware that she was viewed like this she would have secretly been thrilled and publically told her Cadets that they were as dumb as a box of rocks. Physically Nhlappo isn’t anything special, with an above average height, an average build, a shaven head that forced her ears to look ridiculously large. It is the intensity of her gaze and her personality that is so fierce that it created an aura of ferociousness that was off putting to her young charges. She is the senior most human personnel in the 412th Marine Regiment, with her specific duty being that of chief instructor for the 8th Depot Training Battalion with the literal power of life and death over the trainees. While these traits made her loved by her fellow instructors, her cadets had less loving thoughts about her. She is known for being hard as nails and very willing to bounce a student, former friends and lovers of her Marine Cadets, from the program to the Aux Slave life. She has served in the Human Marine Corps for over 150 years, though like many actively serving Marines, much of it would have been in cryogenically preserved states as she was transported between battlefields. After the failed training battle against the Trogs, the same incident that gets Hortez sent to become an Aux Slave, she is demoted to the rank of Marine Private and is sent off to earn her right to regain her lost rank. When Arun unwittingly chose Bolt Squad to join the 1st Antilles Brigade he had the newly promoted Lance Corporal Nhlappo and Xin Lee assigned there with him. However, she ends transferring off the moon and ends up promoted to Sergeant in 87th Battalion where she is when Arun and Springer find her during the Indigo Squad (Book 2). She blames Arun for her demotion, and hates him with a passion. We later learn that she had a son, one who wasn’t aware that she was his mother among Arun’s contemporaries. Her son, Serge Rhenolotte ‘Zug,’ was in fact a very good friend of Arun McEwan. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Lieutenant Tirunesh Nhlappo served as leader of Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Because of her many years of experience as a noncommissioned officer in the Human Marine Corps she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, allowing her to continue to lead humanity out of the chains of bondage and into the light of a better future, one dead Hardit at a time. When she meditates in the gloom of the Detroit City hangar bay we learn more about the human side of Lt. Nhlappo, she dreams of a peaceful future for her family and humanity at large with the ability to be raised without the regimental system that forces humanity to treat every human as a soldier regardless of their age. While she has trouble seeing a free future as hers to claim, she deeply believes that she can leave this to her offspring, including her son Serge ‘Zug’ Rhenolotte. She deeply regrets that she hasn’t yet been able to tell him that she was his mother or that she loves him but she always tells herself that she will ‘soon’ and that there will be more time, a surprising rationalization for one normally so practical. When she receives word that the Second Battle for Detroit City has fallen she loses control, mourning the lost opportunities to connect with her son and the perceived loss of the two human babies. In her grief she volunteers for a prolonged recon position, which was intended to give the remaining Human Legion the chance to recover the necessary fuel to fly their shuttle back to the Beowulf and regroup. Instead she discovers that a female ginquin with young pups had rescued and protected the human babies, keeping them safe until Nhlappo rescued them and brought them back to the Human Legion. Once these babies are safely in human hands, she decides that she will be there new mother as a way to mend some of her grief.

Uma Khurana Edit

A Marine Cadet (Book 1) assigned to lead the Beta Section, Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC under the leadership of Sergeant Gupta. She is later assigned to lead the 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad, Beta Section during the Free Corps Mutiny in Indigo Squad (Book 2). In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Corporal Uma Khurana served as the 5th Section Leader and the Alpha Fire Team Leader for Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Ultimately Corporal Uma Khurana died at the Second Battle for Detroit City as any Marine would wish to, with a SA-71 in hand facing overwhelming odds with her buddies beside her. However, it is said that if you listen hard, really hard, you can hear the boots of the fallen defenders walking their post in the wee hours when all is quiet in Detroit.

Umarov Edit

A Marine who joins Arun McEwan in Blue Squad, ‘C’ Company, 412th TAC while they were still Marine Cadets (Book 1) and was later assigned to 88th Battalion, 412th TAC, ‘C’ Company, Indigo Squad (Book 2) after they became full fledge Marines. He was thawed out from an earlier era of Marines to fill a vacancy. He was frozen in a cryo pod 90 years before Arun was born and speaks a different vernacular that his modern day counterparts. His fighting style is also different, as he has a preference for knives and close quarters fighting. He also requests to be called carabineer, a term and title which had fallen out of use since he was cryogenically frozen within days of becoming a full-fledged Marine. We first see the intensity of his bladed fighting style when he wades through a hallway filled with rebellious Hardits and bodies begin to pile up around him during The Battle of the Antilles Moon. Afterwards, when they are transferred to the 1st Antilles Brigade, we learn that Umarov is an expert complainer. He took the old trait of junior enlisted soldiers everywhere and turned it into an art form. He attempts to teach the Marines around him The First Law of Soldiering, ‘Never volunteer for anything!’ He then adds to the lessons, passing on The Second Law of Soldiering, ‘Never stand out.’ In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Carabinier Umarov served in Alpha Fire Team, 2nd Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. During this campaign he was able to get excellent use out of his crescent shaped poisoned blades which he always wore strapped to the attachment patch on his chest. His preference for these blades put him at odds with the oft held belief that the Marines best friend was his or hers individual carbine. When Umarov combined these knives with his slimmer build, he was able to run so fast that his section mates speculated that he had a zero-point engine up his ass. They said that the Marines of his era were so fast it was inhuman and it is unclear why this was bred out of the Human Marine Corps. A he continues to engage the enemy at the Battle of Rest Stop 1, Umarov is shot repeatedly, though this doesn’t stop him from braving the enemy fire to rescue Serge Rhenolotte. Luckily his armor saves him, allowing him to join Marine Halici, who was also from his vintage, in a grand bladed charge into the Hardit ranks. This is finally where Halici and Umarov prove the worth of their vintage of Marines as they put their blades to work cutting a swath of carnage through the Hardit ranks in a charge which was described as both a shining example of Marine valor and an extreme example of Marine lunacy. When he later hears that the Second Battle for Detroit was lost and that all hope seemed gone, he urges Major McEwan to let them go out fighting. Lucky for him and the future of the Human Legion, Major McEwan overrules him.

Vauban Edit

The AI assigned to Lieutenant Brandt during the Battle for Detroit City, and presumably every step of his career before that as well.

Vilok Alstein Edit

This marine is assigned as a Fermi Cannon Specialist in Marine Cadet (Book 1) under the guidance of Sergeant Gupta. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Vilok Alstein still served in Alpha Fire Team, 3rd Section, Force Kenya as a Fermi Cannon Specialist in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Xalvadora Schimschak Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Xalvadora Schimschak served in Beta Fire Team, 2nd Section, Force Patagonia in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Xihuitl Norbert Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Xihuitl Norbert served in Alpha Fire Team, 4th Section, Force Kenya in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

Xin Lee Edit

At the beginning of Marine Cadet (Book 1) we find out that Xin Lee is a female Marine in Class ahead of Arun, Class G-1, for whom Arun is romantically pining away. When she finally talks to Arun somewhere other than in his dreams she insults him, calling him an “alien-faggot” because of his disastrous meeting with Pedro. She has a smooth oval face with dark midnight eyes and a snubby little nose that many men find adorable. While she is Arun’s love interest and obsession, she is mostly uninterested and unaware of him while he was a cadet. She does end up asking him to join her Scendence team, Team Ultimate Victory, after she sees his abilities during his match with Team Moscow. They are briefly assigned together in the 1st Antilles Brigade, where they consummate whatever is between them the day before Xin Lee is assigned to a posting off the Antilles Moon. During Indigo Squad (Book 2) we find out that she is assigned to the Themistocles as a Marine Corporal with the 87th Battalion. During the closing days of the Free Corps Mutiny she assists Arun and the Beowulf crew regain control of the ship and the destiny of the newly minted idea of the Human Legion. In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign 2nd Lieutenant Xin Lee served onboard the Beowulf as a part of the Marine Reserve. She led the Zero Section, made up of 10 combat ready troops and 2 who were so injured they weren’t fit for duty. While she was a part of the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq, her role was limited. It is speculated that this is because she needed to be kept safe so she could take over in the event of Arun McEwan’s untimely demise. As things began to look desperate for the Human Legion fighting at the Battle of Rest Stop 1, Xin Lee organizes support craft into a hastily formed Human Legion Air Arm to save the day and destroy the entrenched Hardit Janissaries that were ‘motivating’ the Hardit Militia by shooting anyone that ran. Further, in doing so she thought in a manner unique to her, something that Arun appreciates when she saves his bacon at Rest Stop 1, and makes effective use of her resources to eliminate the Hardit positions. She instead has the cannon fitted with cannons, rather than missiles and strafes the exposed Hardit positions, decimating them. After the failed effort to regain Tranquility from the Hardits in the First Tranquility Campaign, the Human Legion regrouped onboard the Beowulf. At the later Conference of Truth, an effort to clear the air so all of the leadership were on the same page, she had a brutal truth revealed to her. The three leaders of the Human Legion movement were each chosen by the Night Hummers for their unique talents. Xin Lee was picked to be the aspect of charisma, the natural leader who inspires countless others to follow her. Indiya was picked to be the warrior, strategist and tactician because of her resolute and ruthless nature. For Arun, however, is the cruelest of all the roles, that of the decision maker. While history would admire Xin Lee and Indiya, they would blame Arun for all of the mistakes along the way. However, for all it seemed that she had received the better deal she would forever bear the burden of the military victories and defeats, the lost Marines and allies and every decision that might have been.

Zack Cockburn Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Corporal Zack Cockburn served onboard the Beowulf as a part of the Marine Reserve. He was the senior NCO for Zero Section, made up of 10 combat ready troops and 2 who were so injured they weren’t fit for duty. While he was a part of the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq, his role was limited.

Zane Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Zane served in Alpha Fire Team, 6th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq. Sadly he died fighting off the Hardit attack on Detroit City during the Second Battle for Detroit.

Zakiya Dia Edit

In the period covered by the Renegade Legion (Book 3), we see the emergence of the new Human Legion for the first time. During the period of the First Tranquility Campaign Marine Zakiya Dia served in Beta Fire Team, 5th Section, Force Mexico in the Human Legion Expeditionary Force during the fight against the Hardits led by Tawfiq.

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