The Blood Legion is a large guild that once boasted some of the best players in the game. Its members were among the first to kill Arthas, the main villain of World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King expansion. The players that killed him earned the title “Kingslayer” and a world-first achievement. Since then, many players have joined the guild, making it one of the largest and most active in the game.
But recently the guild announced that it would be stepping down from its role as a world-first contender and taking a more casual approach to raiding. This isn’t the first time a guild has made this choice; Ensidia disbanded after Wrath of the Lich King, and Exodus and Vodka took similar steps in Cataclysm.
This news comes as a surprise to some fans of the guild, but it isn’t entirely shocking. The guild was founded in 2006, and its roster had several members who were part of the first Guild Wars world-first teams, including the guild’s founder.
The Blood Legion’s history is a bit more complex. It was a part of the French Foreign Legion, which is unique in that it accepts recruits from more than 140 nations. The Legion’s early years in Algeria were especially arduous, but the unit has fought in numerous battles in Africa and other countries. These experiences have helped shape the Legion’s culture and values, which are reflected in its world-first accomplishments in World of Warcraft.