Penal Battalion 321

CategoryCrack Units
MottoStrike Hard, Strike Fast
Symbolhammer and broken chain

Penal Battalion 321 is a military unit of the Orchish Empire. This battalion-sized unit is part of the Fograth. It is comprised of prisoners and led by prisoners. It became a unit of renown when a small group within it turned the mob tactics of the group into a more disciplined force. These leaders distinguished themselves from the others of the battalion by wearing cloaks emblazoned with a red eye - the other soldiers of the unit came to calling them the "Crimson Eyes".

Penal Battalion 321 under command of the Crimson Eyes earned acclaim in the Hungrur Campaign. This was a small conflict to stop the Bloodbeard raids along the Imgald road. The group of heroes that made this unit into a crack unit were the initial members of the adventuring group Crimson Eye. They would go on to earn their freedom from their heroic exploits and skills of turning a undisciplined force into a crack unit.

This unit has remained a crack force since the departure of the Crimson Eyes. They get the same gear as regular troops and are trained before sent into the field. Because of their renown, there have been cases of military personal intentionally breaking military laws, in hope of being assigned to the 321st.

Penal Battalion 321 is a unit of prisoners led by prisoners. We had the highest death rate, and one the highest kill rates of the battles of Hungrur and surrounding areas. We fought the Bloodbeards and then wore their stained beards as medallions.

- Grimrock, excerpt from "Prisoner to Admiral"