Warrior divisions compromising solely of non-Valker races fighting for the Gstaddt are collectively known as the Valker Foreign Legion. It was established for foreign fighters willing to serve the Valkers. It is not open to Valkers to join, however it is open to any other race from any planet.
The Valker Foreign Legion (VFL) reports to Grey Leader, yet is always led by non-Valkers. This is because Valkers look down on other races in D’Olex and it would be considered a punishment or dishonour to be made to lead them. Thus, the Valkers often look to capable Commanders of the Cross who defect from the Alliance of Planets to take up the leadership role. It is unclear whether or not foreign fighters care about being seen as lessers to the Valkers, though they are surely aware of the sentiment, which is universally known.
The Valker Foreign Legion has two primary purposes; either to be sacrificed in battles where it is determined casualties will be high, or to enter foreign lands ahead of a Valker invasion so as to not panic citizens unfamiliar with the reptilian form. The Valker Foreign Legion has never been used to police already conquered lands.
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“As the stranger turned Alzarrae spied a symbol. Perched wide on the stranger’s back was a thick lined black triangle, divided by three thinner lines evenly spaced that protruded slightly beyond the triangle’s edges, and were capped off by small barbed arrowheads pointing inwards. It glowed orange. The large symbol took up most of the back of the suit. Alzarrae could see the same symbol, far smaller, embossed into cream highlight on the peak of the stranger’s helm.”
The Valker Foreign Legion does not wear the same armour as the Valkers. The reptilian armour only covers chest, back and groin; whereas the VFL uniform is full body, including a helmet – of which Valkers never wear.
“The stranger’s gloved hand extended outwards with orange tipped fingers. A body suit of washed-out teal, rich orange, grey insets and cream highlights glistened in the harsh daylight. Some parts looked thicker than others like around the shoulders, neck and thighs. It took on a metallic look yet moved as easily as liquid.”
WARNING: some spoilers ahead.
During the events of Book 1: Quorum Treaty, Grey Leader approaches Commander Landen Dark with an offer to lead the Valker Foreign Legion. The offer is to co-command the VFL with the brother of Yesmane Galina, who defected from the Alliance about ten years earlier.
“If you just got to know him a little better, you would realise you both have a lot in common, despite the past. And you would get to know him very well if you took co-command of the Valker Foreign Legion.”
The Valker Foreign Legion do not take part in the attack on Quorum Treaty close to the end of Book 1.
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