The Elysia system and surrounding wilderness space is notorious for it's pirates; the many barren moons, gas clouds and asteroid fields providing perfect ambush site. Through combating this ever-present threat, the Elysian regiments have become well versed in ship-to-ship boarding actions and fighting in concert with orbital support when attacking isolated pirate bases. Famed for their lightening descents in Valkyrie Assault Carriers, Elysian squads deploy behind enemy lines via rappelling lines and grav-chutes. Drop Troopers are issued with a Type 5 pressure helmet that incorporates pressure equalising equipment and draws air from the trooper's backpack. Elysians carry plenty of spare ammunition and extra wargear, a common practise amongst troopers that operate deep inside hostile territory without chance to resupply.
During 934.M41 Elysian troops finally drove off Ork Kaptin Blacklaw and his Freebooterz from the Stranthium Orbital Space Docks, ending a decade long blockade by the alien pirates.
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