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Colonel Schaeffer.

Colonel Schaeffer is an officer of the Imperial Commissariat and the commander of the 13th Penal Legion, also known as the "Last Chancers".

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While most Imperial citizens, especially the rank-and-file of the Imperial Guard, believe that Penal Legion troopers - often murderers, traitors, blasphemers, thieves, rapists and other assorted scum - should be executed for their crimes, Schaeffer is a firm believer of granting a "Last Chance" for his men to redeem themselves. He provides this chance by leading them into suicidal missions.[Needs Citation]

Those "fortunate" enough to be offered recruitment into the 13th Legion often choose summary execution rather than serve under Schaeffer.[1]

During their mission on Armageddon, Schaeffer revealed himself to be over three hundred years old, his life extended and his body reconstructed by Tech-priests of the Inquisition. Among his injuries, he has had his eyes replaced (the ice-blue eyes that are his most distinguishing characteristic came from a tech-priest who sinned against the Machine God), his spine rebuilt after being crushed by a tank, and his arm replaced after it was shot off by a plasma bolt. He is also a master of close combat, either with his customary power sword and plasma pistol, or hand-to-hand.

His fate after the mission on Armageddon is unknown.

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