The Verdant Empire was slowly collapsing, with most of the troops being recalled to fight civil wars in the heartlands or restricted to garrisoning large cities.

But way back when, when the Empire was still expanding, their legions, the Grassblades, were known for their suicidal bravery.
“If you cut a Grassblade down, ten more will sprout in its place,” was one of their great rallying cries.

After a general conquered an area, he would divvy it up into farms for his veterans and also build a magnificent tomb complex.
Then as the veterans died they would be interred there together as an eternal army.

But with the empire fading, the dead have become restless in tombs abandoned and forgotten.

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