Comprised of thirteen near-sentient cybernetic constructs, the paramilitary unit known as Raven Squad was an ultrasecret peacekeeping force under the direct authority of the Imperial House of the Dragon Star Empire.
Its sole purpose was to maintain the stability of the empire by means of violent interdiction. Usually, this meant assassination of rebellious or troublesome individuals. Of particular note was Raven Squad’s meritorious action in disrupting, and eventually crushing, a potentially devastating Drow Uprising. Without Raven Squad’s intervention, the Uprising would surely have turned in to a fully fledged holy war between the Drow people and the Dragon Star Empire. True, many Drow died in order to quell the uprising, but the alternative could very well have been the annihilation of their entire species.
At the dawn of the Red Age, Raven Squad suddenly found itself unwanted by the throne, despite hundreds of years of service. The eight living members found themselves given increasingly dangerous assignments, and reduced support. It soon became clear to all those who knew what to look for that Raven Squad was being given suicide mission after suicide mission, with the aim of disbanding them. It might have been kinder to simply assassinate the assassins, but that is not the way the Red Emperor thinks.
Eventually, all the members of Raven Squad were either dead, or missing and presumed dead. Only one member of Raven Squad remained accounted for: Korric, the so called “Last Raven”.
The Red Emperor gave Korric his final mission: track and assassinate Orcus, the Demon Prince of the Underworld.
Korric succeeded, and slew the Demon Lord, albiet at the cost of his own life. Or so it seemed at the time…
And the Red Emperor? He didn’t even wait to receive news of Korric’s fate before creating a replacement for the Raven Squad; the Imperial Special Police Directorate, staffed almost entirely with drow, eager to please the Emperor that elevated them and granted them their revenge on the Raven Squad “Butchers”.
Known Members (In order of survival):
Korric – the “Last Raven”.
Cirric – now the Commander of the Flotilla.
Vanic – The Red Blade
Almmus – The Longshot
Ravic – First Raven (MIA)
Lodeg – Explosives Specialist (Presumed Deceased)
Stark – Long Range Disposal (MIA)
Ostrei – Pilot (Deceased)
Cayosin – Blade Specialist (Deceased)