Again before I get started I want to say, SPOILERS AHEAD. If you have not read through The Unremembered Empire, and don’t want any of the surprises about the Perpetuals ruined then stop reading – right now.
Oll is our second Perpetual that we meet many books later in Know No Fear. He is our first natural Perpetual we meet having been alive longer then our history records. According to Oll he served as one of the Argonauts with Jason, fought at the Battle of Verdun, in the Napoleonic Wars, in the Gulf War and countless wars past our current time period. He is a devout Catholic, a rarity amongst the Imperium, although it is apparently a religion that is at least known by many in the far future.
When we come across him he is trying to live a quiet life on Calth but war still finds him. When Lorgar’s forces descend on the planet Oll saves the lives of a small group of people and attempts to lead them to safety. Along the way he runs into his old friend John who sets him upon a new path with an athame which is as old as he is. Cutting into the fabric of reality he journeys into the Warp with the other survivors on a mission of utmost importance.
In the ancient 40K lore their is a character named Ollanius Pious who sacrifices his life to save the Emperor in the final battle vs Horus on the Vengeful Spirit. It is this act that finally gives the Big E the will to kill his favored son. It is pretty much assumed that this is what will end up happening, although the athame is an interesting new piece of lore.
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Damon is our newest Perpetual who we first meet at the end of Betrayer. At first we know little about him other then that he works for the Cabal and was sent to recruit Cyrene. The second time we see him is on Macragge. Here he has been tasked with keeping John on task, no matter the cost. We learn a little more about his personality and he is revealed to be an assassin, although he likes to think of himself as a soldier. He follows orders no matter what and doesn’t consider the consequences. Despite his dubious morals he shows that he is more then capable of handling himself in a fight, preferring to use a pair of shurkien pistols.
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