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The Shattenmehr Black Legion, commonly known as the Schwarze Schar ("Black Troop", also translated as the "Black Host") or Schwarze Legion ("Black Legion") in ancient Germanic, are the elite Astra Militarum Regiments recruited from the Imperial Feudal World of Shattenmehr, located in the north eastern quadrant of the Segmentum Pacificus near the southern border of the Segmentum Obscurus. The Black Legion regiments are widely considered by many second only to the superhuman Adeptus Astartes in their military effectiveness in battle. They are known for their martial traditions and for fostering a culture of warfare and a highly successful order of battle emulated on hundreds of other worlds. The Black Legion Regiments are also rightly famed for their consummate Rough Rider cavalry units, known as Hussars, who make use of highly adaptable and gene-tailored mounts descended from Terran horses, who have been genetically engineered over millennia for strength, endurance and aggression. These Hussar regiments are utilised as indispensable pathfinders and outriders. The Shattenmehr Black Legion regiments stand as the first line of protection against the enemies of mankind who would destroy the Imperium from within or without.