Dark Company: Deserters or Mercenaries?

Author: Legionary Caepio
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A report prepared for Tribune Alea Idolus by Legionary Caepio of the tribune’s cohort.

A new threat has emerged in the West Weald wilderness. Soldiers from all alliances in the Three Banners War have been deserting their posts in record numbers. While many of these run as far and as fast as possible to avoid retribution from their superiors, a significant few have formed into a mercenary band that calls itself the Dark Company.

I’ve found evidence of these mercenaries occupying abandoned structures throughout the Weald, setting up camps from which to conduct what can only be called banditry and pillaging of nearby farms and trade caravans. Some have even found employment as hired soldiers, most notably for Lady Raxalee at the Ontus Quarry.

I’m still attempting to ascertain the leadership structure of the group, which has definitely kept some semblance of military decorum for their mercenary band. It pains me to say that there are even former legionaries among their numbers, as well as soldiers who once fought for the Ebonheart Pact, the Aldmeri Dominion, and the Daggerfall Covenant. Amazing how sworn enemies have now banded together to engage in crimes against the people of West Weald.

I know we’re still short of the resources we need, but my opinion remains that if we don’t deal with this Dark Company soon, they may grow too strong and intrenched for us to handle.

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