The Hurian Penal Legions (HPL) are the paramilitary force of the Hurian Federation, charged with filling the offensive roles of the military. It is made up of criminials, traitors, cowards, and disgraced military personnel, who fight for a chance to redeem themselves, and rejoin their brothers and sisters. Though it recieves less funding, and gets all of Huria's second-hand military equipment, it has proved its worth time and time again, prevailing where it was believed it would fail. The government, despite the HPL's successes, seeks to destroy the HPL, but do so in such a manner that it gains something from the suicidial missions the HPL is constantly thrown into. It numbers some six million active soldiers, but this estimate is unreliable, as the War Council has never cared enough to actually take a head count of the force due its the fluctuating numbers. Despite the lack of funding and modern equipment, the training of the HPL is superb, allowing the force to punch far beyond its misleading appearences.