When the massive financial engines of the United Worlds collapsed the fringe planets were abandoned almost immediately. The world which would become known as Samaria had never even been officially colonized. Instead it was used as a site for many illegal experiments and working practices or the testing of those discoveries that the mega-corporations wished to keep hidden from their competitors. When the time came it was abandoned without a thought. Only the most important individuals were evacuated before the supplies from off-world were cut off. Of the people left behind those with the greatest will to endure lived, whilst most others died within months. From the survivors arose a new society, one that called itself The Forsaken. First they lived as scavengers in the ruins, but as time passed agriculture developed, technologies were rediscovered and trade routes opened. A new nation grew out of the wreckage. The most striking rediscovery however was yet to come. Less than fifty years ago the Forsaken embraced religion. Not since they abandonment had things shifted so profoundly, or so quickly. The full impact of this change was not yet revealed however. As society progressed towards becoming a theocracy one man came to a realization that would alter the course of his people's history. Commander Andrew Mark, stationed in an isolated garrison far from the hub of political power, declared himself to be Saint Mark - returned to protect the growing Forsaken nation. This cynical maneuver not only cemented his power in the region, but also led other leaders, generals and warlords to follow his example.
Soon so many Saints existed, and so great was their influence, that they began to shake the power of the Forsaken's political leaders. Rather than let slip the reigns altogether these leaders banded together, forming the Council of the Prevailers. To rid themselves altogether of the troublesome Saints they declared the Great Crusades, sending each one into the dangerous wilderness areas of the planet in search of new discoveries. Secretly they hoped that the Saints would find simply their own destruction. They had no idea just how great the dangers beyond their borders were.
Saint Mark: The first of the Saints, Mark is an ambitious, cunning and charismatic individual. Regarded by some as an emissary of the Lord, by others as a ruthless brigand he now finds himself embroiled in a bloody war against the alien Dragyri. Nowhere are the casualties as high as in the Western Crusade and seemingly endless caravans of civilian fugitives flee for New Ashkeleon from the West. Mark’s elite Reavers and Shades are masters of subtlety, and when necessary these assassins can be backed up by the immensely powerful Junkers.
Saint Mary: Captured and tortured by the Skarrd, Mary escaped to swear vengeance. A fierce protector of all who are in need, Mary and her troops guard the northern border. In this remote region she is often denied much needed troops and so makes do by recruiting whoever is available: from barbaric former criminals such as the Flense to wandering holy men like Judah.
Saint John: Perhaps the most powerful of the Saints, John rules over a large swath of the south. Heir to an industrial empire of wealth and power, John realized at a young age that the mantle of a Saint was the surest way to gain his people’s admiration, and that their admiration was the key to power over them. He appreciates the value of human assets in his forces more than any other Saint, and goes to great lengths to keep them safe. This heroic solider scorns unnecessary sacrifice of his troops and so from the Bangers, which cut through swaths of the enemy, to the powerful Faithful, his is an army designed for durability. None, however, are as mighty as John and when this hero leads his army to battle they know they cannot fail.
Saint Luke: Based on the Eastern frontier of the Forsaken territories, Saint Luke is the most isolated of the Saints. His forces are situated far from New Ashkelon, on the edge of the vast prairie separating the Forsaken lands from the volcanic mountains beyond. Few soldiers volunteer to serve in such an obscure role, and Luke’s forces are often outnumbered in battle. He has developed one of the greatest tactical minds in the Forsaken armies, often needing to use surprise maneuvers and strategies to pull victory from desperate situations. Returning to the Forsaken after his brutal “death” however may require more than just his astute cunning, and to the Prevailers, may well mark him out as the most dangerous man alive.
The Forsaken like the Outcasts can hire Bounty Hunters to bolster their forces, presented below is the miniature gallery for the Bounty Hunters as well as the Forsaken.