|Main leader||Balnazzar †|
|Base of operations||Crusaders' Square, Scarlet Bastion|
|Theater of operations||Stratholme|
The Crimson Legion was an elite group within the Scarlet Crusade, led by Grand Crusader Dathrohan, whose members could be found in strongholds and areas around the Eastern and Western Plaguelands as well as in the human controlled side of Stratholme. Members of the Crimson Legion were recognizable by their tabards, which are notably different compared to the ones worn by line members of the Scarlet Crusade.
With the fall of the Scarlet Crusade, their disguised demon leader, Balnazzar, shed his disguise of Grand Crusader Dathrohan and went on a rampage, killing every remaining crusader in Stratholme. He then used his necromantic power to raise them all as vile undead slaves.
Balnazzar refers to this army as the Risen.
|Saidan Dathrohan||Leader||Possessed by Balnazzar||Crimson Throne, Stratholme|
|Crimson Hammersmith||Blacksmith||Deceased||Stratholme Main Gate|
|Galford||Archivist||Deceased||Hall of Lights, Stratholme|
|Malor the Zealous||Commander||Deceased||Hall of Lights, Stratholme|
|Willey||Cannon Master||Deceased||Hoard, Stratholme|
Ranks and classes
Many upper echelon members of the Crusade, such as Demetria, High Protector Lorik, High Protector Tarsen, and Houndmaster Loksey, wore the Crimson tabard, indicating that the tabard is either not unique to the Crimson Legion, or that these were also part of the Crimson Legion.