The Fall of Cadia is upon us. Take a look at some interesting and unexpected folks who show up to the battle.
We all know about the big three Imperial characters and Trazyn from two weeks back, plus Creed from the GW teasers yesterday. But look at the interesting folks on this list:
image via Dakka’s guru 1-8-2016
Some that caught our eye:
Appearing before Prince Yriel during The Battle for Iyanden as he took up the Spear of Twilight, Veilwalker had vanished and did not appear again before Yriel until he had attempted to return the Spear and die in the process. Veilwalker told Yriel his job was not yet done and showed him a vision of the future, of Eldar Gods reborn and Daemons loose upon the Stars. After seeing what lay ahead Yriel took up the spear once more, and the illusion of Veilwalker faded away and beckoned Yriel after her into the shadows of the shrine.
Another act of that person was the trick with the Tau colonisation of a planet Maudlin III. In disguise, the Shadowseer came before the Water caste as the ambassador of an alien civilisation. With silvertongue words and a description of the future peace, she told them of her planet, Maudlin III. The Tau were tricked into landing there, expecting a new xenos civilisation, though what they found was only world with relatively poor life. Next, the Veilwalker had lured a tendril of Hive FleetKraken from its course, and goaded them to Mauldin III, which now was relatively teamed with living beings. So were destroyed a thousands of Tau, but was saved from the Tyranids menace the important webway portal.
A Chaos Space Marine of the Black Legion, follower of Khorne, and one of the four Chosen of Abaddon. Selected to command the fleets of Chaos at the launch of the 13th Black Crusade, his flagship was a Grand Cruiser originally named Ius Bellum during the Great Crusade, but once Horus had made his intentions known it was renamed the Hellforger.
He was involved with the struggle over the Dark Mechanicum controlled Forge World of Chaeroneia, in opposition to the Imperial forces lead by Inquisitor Nyxos and Rear Admiral Horstgeld. Urkrathos was aided by the mutant Feogrym in this endeavor, and had allied himself with Archmagos Veneratus Scraecos, who had controlled Chaeroneia at the time.
Baroness Vardus (House Raven)
Of all the Knightly Houses in the Imperium, House Raven is the largest by far. Indeed, Raven’s Knights number in the hundreds, with dozens of households ready to answer the summons of the Adeptus Mechanicus should they be called to war. Quite why there are so many Knight suits available to House Raven is something of a mystery. However, ancient records dating back to when their world, Kolossi, was first settled refer to a piece of STC archeotech that long ago fell into disrepair and was lost. Whether this STC system and Kolossi’s natural resources served as the perfect combination for producing Knight suits, or if the first human settlers merely prioritised the creation of Knight suits above all else, remains an enigma.
House Raven first allied itself with the nearby Forge World of Metalica during the Great Crusade. Lord Gregor, Raven’s ruler at that time, struck a deal with the Techpriests of Metalica to ensure that his house would have sufficient Sacristansto service his full host of Knights.
One of Raven’s first rulers, Lord Grunwald, introduced a knightly elite within the House known as the Companions. This inner circle comprimses many of the most powerful and experienced knights of the house. The majority of them are Knight Errant and Knight Paladin pattern suits. Another sub-order within the House known as the Iron Brotherhood also exists, comprising of a skilled band of Sacristans from Metalica.
Bringers of Despair
The Bringers of Despair are an elite fighting force within the Black Legion which serves as the personal bodyguard of Abaddon the Despoiler. Selected from the strongest and most vicious Chaos Terminators, these fearsome warriors are a precursor for the arrival of the Despoiler himself.
~I’m wondering exactly what the Shadowseer is up to.