Blades of Death
|Unit Profile (as of ????)|
The Blades of Death were a failed mercenary unit that turned to piracy.
Though noted as former mercenaries, the Blades of Death were already considered outlaws when they raided a lostech cache on the Outworlds Alliance world of Risin in 3035 to steal a lostech cache, destroying the mercenary unit Jureck's Jaegers and, in their typical fashion, killed the officers and enslaving the survivors. One slave, Woodrow Ethan Allen, was sold on to newer masters in the Marian Hegemony after many years.
In May of 3077, the Blades of Death struck the world of Inarcs stealing some 324 tons of supplies from the Acrux, Incorporated warehouse outside Oak Grove, mostly non-perishable foodstuffs, before fleeing in the face of the Blackstone Highlanders after causing considerable collateral damage. Some reportedly speculated that Duchess LaRue was somehow linked to the attack, given political wrangling about her Inarcs Archonette. The wording of the report suggests that at least one other planet had been raided by the Blades of Death relatively shortly before.
- Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 39, "Green Mountain Boys" entry
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 53
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 28, "Tipping The Scales"