The Burning Legion, also called The Demons and The Burning Shadow is an incomprehensibly large force of demonic creatures created and commanded by the fallen Brother of Order, Sargeras. Their duty is to destroy life and entire worlds with their horrific, relentless armies of infinite number. They carry on the work of their master, Sargeras, in the mortal realms. They, alongside the Chaos Spirits, waged war against the High Gods since time immemorial, and have recently assisted in their destruction and defeat.
The demons are utterly devoted and loyal to their creator, Sargeras. He jealously guards his minions, and praises them as unstoppable, irresistable, and powerful beyond reckoning. Indeed, the Burning Legion has destroyed many worlds across Creation, and slain countless innocents and mortals.
Though the Burning Legion was created by Sargeras, it is actively led by his right hand, Lord Kil'jaeden, and subsequently its armed forces are commanded by several fearsome demon generals.
The history of the Burning Legion starts not with the Legion itself, but with the tale of Anui and Sargeras and their task of preserving order in Creation. (the Universes).
In this period, Anui and Sargeras were the Brothers of Order, and they ordered the universes they came across, in the name of their father, the god Ehyeh, the original being of Creation. Due to a rift between the brothers as a result of the goddess Aetheria, and the ancient evil Y'shaarj, Sargeras abandoned their cause and battled against his brother, Anui. After murdering his brother and being banished out of the universe by Aetheria, Sargeras returned to his home of Araboth and decided to begin his quest of unmaking all Creation. To do this, he began to divide and conquer his own creations, the Su'ada. War broke out amongst the Su'ada. The ones who sided with Chakravartin, the lawful deity, became known as the High Gods, and the ones who sided with Sargeras became known as the Ruinous Gods.
The war raged for millenia, initially the High Gods having the upper hand in the war. In order to help turn the tide of the war, Sargeras decided to build himself an army, numerous enough to compensate for the limited numbers of his followers, and powerful enough to kill gods...Thus, the Burning Legion was formed. Sargeras used his terrible dark magics to birth horrible demons, and other monstrous creatures from the depths of the Void. He recruited ancient races from across the cosmos, the most notable being the Eredar. He appointed the Eredar leader, Kil'jaeden, to rule over the Legion and carry out his master's will without question. Faithfully, Kil'jaeden led the demons in battle against the powerful High Gods, for Sargeras, and his own personal glory.
Almost instantly, the Legion turned the tide of the war, slaughtering countless High Gods and laying waste to their realms. The Legion seemed unstoppable, even feared by Chakravartin himself. The countless defeats and incredible loss of life induced by the war caused Chakravartin to lose his mind, refusing to accept that his power and hold over creation was being lost rapidly. In his madness, he attacked the neighbouring Existence (Mundus), with a handful of his most loyal High Gods. In what became known as the War of Deceit, Chakravartin was defeated and the High Gods officially lost their sole leader. After that point, any hopes of the High Gods winning the war was lost completely. The Ruinous Gods and the Legion made short work of the remaining High Gods, slaying most of them--The rest fled to various corners of the comos.
Culture and Forces
There are several notable members of the Burning Legion:
Kil'jaeden - A mighty Eredar lord, he is the standing leader and sovereign of the Burning Legion, right hand of Sargeras, and master of all the Legion's operations.
Archimonde - Brother of Kil'jaeden, he is the left hand of Sargeras and the overseer of all military operations of the Burning Legion. He is Mannoroth's master and commander.
War-Thane Skarbrand - The so-called "War-Thane" of Sargeras, this massive Doomlord warrior wields two war axes and is extremely powerful, similarly powerful as Mannoroth. He was summoned by Skaven sorcerers.
Mannoroth - A monstrous, cruel Pit Lord, he is the Supreme General of the Legion's Mundus Offensive, and Archimonde's greatest champion.
Shannox - A fiendish and cunning Flamewalker demon, he is the Lord of the Atmah Offensive, under the command of Mannoroth.
Doomlord Kazzak - A large, powerful and headstrong Doomguard demon who serves as Lord of the Lenor Offensive.
Fel Lord Zakuun - A towering, fearsome warrior demon who wields a massive axe, he is the General of the Io Offensive, and a champion of Kil'jaeden.
Brutarg the Hungerer -