Northern Darkness Garrison's mission is to support / promote charity and community through the love of Star Wars and the passion of costuming.

Northern Darkness Garrison represents Northern Indiana in the 501st Legion, a worldwide charitable organization that promotes interest in Star Wars and Star Wars costuming while giving back to the communities we live in through volunteering, fundraising and other charitable activities.

Northern Darkness Garrison geographically includes the Northernmost 22 counties in the state of Indiana. These counties include: Lake, Newton, Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Starke, Pulaski, Saint Joseph, Marshall, Fulton, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Allen, DeKalb, and Wabash.