- "Understood! Just don't expect it to be easy. And if you do kill me, tell Duke Fabriano this - he hasn't heard the last of Mordini. Someday, somehow, accounts will be settled for this day!"
- —Ennio Mordini, upon facing his final ambush
The Nightmare Legion or Doomed Legion is a renowned regiment of Undead Skeleton Warriors that operates in Tilea. While they were alive, these mercenaries won a number of great victories against the enemies of Duke Fabriano of Lumbrusco. They are most remembered, however, for the assault and destruction of Lumbrusco.
Ennio Mordini was one of the most powerful mercenary captains ever to serve among the Tilean city states. For most of his career, he and his men served Duke Fabriano of Lambrusco, expanding that state's fortunes considerably. Their success began to worry their patron, especially since it was not unknown for Tilean mercenary units to seize control of the states which they were supposed to be serving. When the neighbouring state of Organza offered a lucrative alliance on condition that Mordini's troops were disposed of, Fabriano seized the opportunity and, arguing that Organza's son had defiled his own youngest daughter, sent them into an ambush. After a six-days-long forced march into the Apuccini Mountains, Mordini's troops were trapped in a gorge by Sardo's, another mercenary force in the service of the Duke of Lumbrusco. Mordini swore before he died that he would be avenged on his treacherous employer. None survived.
Barely five years later, an army of Undead skeletons poured out of the Apuccini Mountains, under the tattered banner of Mordini. Fuelled by their hatred, the dead soldiers cut the armies of Lumbrusco to ribbons, and razed the city to the ground. It is said that Duke Fabriano spent seven days and seven nights dying. Now the Doomed Legion has turned against Organza and the other city states, destroying everything in their path as they avenge themselves upon the double-dealing princes who connived at their murder.
It is rumoured that Mordini has now re-fortified the city, and established a dead court there. It appears, though, that no-one living has been close enough to find out.
The Legion's colours used to be green and gold. Although they no longer wear anything that could be recognised as a uniform, the colours are sometimes visible on the tattered rags of clothing that occasionally survive. Their shields are dark green with gold rims, and portray a skull with a red surround.
Lacking important things like lungs and vocal cords, the Legion has no battlecry.
The Nightmare Legionnaires wear chain mail and wield shields, bardiche-guisarmes and swords. The unit includes captain Ennio Mordini (armed with Skabscrath), lieutenant Renzo Avanti (armed with two swords), a banner bearer, and a musician.