|This page (like all pages on this wiki) was imported from the original English-language Battlestar Wiki based on what was available in the Wayback Machine in early 2017. You can see the archive of the original page here.|
The Heraclitus or Heracs are a military force employed by the government of Tauron to combat the uprising of poorly armed native rebel forces known as the Ha'la'tha during the Tauron Civil War (CAP: "The Dirteaters").
Referring to members of the Tauron resistance as "dirteaters", the Heracs employ brutal tactics including torture and murder to combat the Ha'la'tha resistance. In the aftermath of the uprising, the victorious Heraclitus forces attempt a genocide against their opponents, creating murder squads that result in huge numbers of deaths as well as the mass emigration of the native Taurons to other colonies in the Twelve Worlds (CAP: "The Dirteaters").