The Crimson Crusade, or Crimson Crusaders began with a close nit group of Paladins within the Scarlet Crusade before its decent. Lead by Valice (later known as Grand Marshal Valice of the Crimson Crusade), Sydious and Leoncouer (Commander Leoncouer of the Crimson Crusade) all broke away from the Scarlet Crusade after its banishment from Stormwind. Together they fathered the Crimson Crusaders, a small shock troop regiment meant to bring devastating loses to enemy front lines. Although their split from the Scarlet Crusade, the Crimson Crusaders where known for retaining a relentless religious zeal.