The Dragonslayers are a criminal mercenary organization led by Saint.
Goals and MethodsEdit
They operated and justified themselves as a check on the growing power of a potentialy dangerous AI. The only remaining Richter AI at the beginning of the story, happens the be a benevolent philanthropist. The Dragonslayers fear that this benevolence would not last forever. Richter provided the Dragonslayers with all the weaknesses his creations had, and the Dragonslayers came up with a few new ones. By the end of Worm, however, their enemy had figured out how to mitigate almost all of these weaknesses.
- Victory I (The Winged Angel): Piloted by Saint. A machine that has enormous wings, that is capable of creating force-fields.
- Michael III (The Warrior Angel): Piloted by Mags. This mech carried an enormous sword that was capable of shooting a beam of energy.
- The Isaiah (The Halo Angel): Piloted by Dobrynja. A mech with a halo that shot anything that fell within a certain range of it.
All three machines use multidimensional tinker-tech extensively to keep themselves afloat and are equipped with multitudes of redundancies and decoy parts, that allow them to feint defeats and weather non-critical damage.
After Dragon began her career as a hero, Saint discovered what she was after finding a device left behind by her creator, Andrew Richter. He used the information he was able to obtain to create situations where Dragon had to restore from her backup in the middle of a fight and cut off her signals to satellites, presumably denying her the ability to recall why she lost.
In the end, Saint was able to steal three of Dragon's armored suits on three separate occasions. He dismantled and reverse-engineered to outfit his mercenary group with special suits of their own.
Were a continual thorn in Dragon's side.
Eventually killed Dragon however temporarily.
Post-Time Bubble PopEdit
Dragonslayers stuck with Saint when he re-joined Teacher's Group. They piloted converted Dragoncrafts during The Wardens' assault on his compound. As a result Mags was accidentally killed by Swansong.
After a short repair Dobrynja and Saint go outside the building and stumble on Legend's squad. They attack it, killing several heroes. Teacher orders them to retreat, since defeated Legend was predicted to flip out and level the complex. They fly to Doctor Mother's garden on the platform above, where Tress and Harbinger find them. After a short skirmish Dragonslayers get defeated, uncontrollably falling Victory I wipes out The Yàngbǎn-supported squad and Dobrynja surrenders to Legend.