The Legion had been recruited, trained, and battle with the terrible Reptilian enemy had been joined. But, the real enemy was the enemy within. An out-of-power faction of the Separatists would plot an assassination of their Prime Minister and fix it so the blame fell on the Legion.
The Legion would then be deserted on a planet scarcely able to support them, and left for the Reptilians to annihilate completely. The new Prime Minister, who had plotted the whole thing, had dangerously underestimated the Legion, and the Legion of the Damned would not die.