MobCrimson Legion
Crusaders' Square.jpg
Crusaders' Square
Main leader   Balnazzar †
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
Base of operations Crusaders' Square, Scarlet Bastion
Theater of operations Stratholme
Affiliation Scarlet Crusade
Status Defeated
Tabard Crimson Legion.jpg

Crimson Clergy card art in Hearthstone.

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.

Adventurers exploring the Eastern Plaguelands could once encounter a Crimson Courier and her bodyguards, who often traveled on the road leading to Tyr's Hand from Stratholme.


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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.

Known members

Name Role Status Location
IconSmall Saidan.gif Mob Saidan Dathrohan Leader Possessed by Balnazzar Crimson Throne, Stratholme
IconSmall Human Male.gif Mob Crimson Hammersmith Blacksmith Deceased Stratholme Main Gate
IconSmall Human Male.gif Mob Galford Archivist Deceased Hall of Lights, Stratholme
IconSmall Human Male.gif Mob Malor the Zealous Commander Deceased Hall of Lights, Stratholme
IconSmall Human Male.gif Mob Willey Cannon Master Deceased Hoard, Stratholme

Ranks and classes


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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.