Following a series of political, social and environmental disasters, the former state of Greece fell into civil war. One of the factions that arose called itself the Ten Thousand, modelled on the ancient army of the same name.
Espousing a fascist ideal in their interpretation of Ancient Greece, a country they claimed direct heritage from, the Ten Thousand were a hard-line military group that believed in realigning the feuding city-states that were formerly Greece under a new tyrant, – the leader of their group, who called himself Xenophon.
In the ongoing conflict, they did not fair well, and with Xenophon imprisoned by the New Athens authorities and later put on trial for genocide, many of his followers escaped into the wider world amongst all the others fleeing the area.
Over time, what was once an idealised army of fascist warrior philosophers morphed to become the terrorist group called Xenophon, in honour of their ‘fallen’ leader. Whilst their tendencies to violence had continued, much of their original philosophy had warped over time.
Now favouring the Ten Thousand as the ideal arbiters of their own version of justice, their biggest crime to date has been the simultaneous destruction of Australian authorities in the name of freedom from borders – “for how can the Ten Thousand show justice to the world without freedom to travel to every place they are needed?”
The group is outlawed in most countries of the globe and features on a UN security watchlist, though there are some still within Reunited Greece who continue to send them support.