Originally formed around the basis of putting on a glorious show on the battlefield, certain immature decisions quickly led to a divergence from that original goal, and a boom in mischief led to firm belief that the Axemen were nothing but misfits and troublemakers.
Since this time Lord Rioghan went on sabbatical and the Axemen have disappeared from the view of current Lochac society. With his absence those that no longer wished to be associated with the Axemen left the fold and moved off to play within other circles.
The end of 2008 brought about the return of Lord Rioghan to the SCA and a gradual resurgence of the Axemen. Still harbouring the view that no one should enter the battlefield alone, Lord Rioghan has set about increasing the size of the war unit again. This time with the Axemen mantra firmly in his mind - "Pugnamus, Necamus, Morimur et Spectacula Damus"
The Axemen household stresses "et Spectacula Damus" above all else, and are always looking for, or working on, new Arts and Sciences endeavours to improve the game for everyone.
While the Axemen have some quirks; numbers for names, and counting in base three for example, many mysteries surrounding the Axemen astound and confuse those that just glimpse into the inner workings of this household/unit.