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BL: Advent 2016 – Day 13 “The Painted Count”

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Dec 13 2016


The Night Lords have a power struggle after the events of “Pharos” in a Horus Heresy Tale.

Advent 2016 – Day 1 – Perpetual

Advent 2016 – Day 2The Maiden of the Dream

Advent 2016 – Day 3 – Into Exile

Advent 2016 – Day 4 – The Road of Blades

Advent 2016 – Day 5 – The Calculus of Battle

Advent 2016 – Day 6 – Fixed

Advent 2016 – Day 7 – The Grey Raven


Advent 2016 – Day 8 – Wraithbound

Advent 2016 – Day 9 – The Soul Severed

Advent 2016 – Day 10 – Prodigal

Advent 2016 – Day 11 – Bear Eater

Advent 2016 – Day 12 – The Embrace of Pain

Advent 2016 – Day 13 – The Painted Count

The Painted Count



Day 13 of Advent 2016
A Horus Heresy short story

Distrusted by his allies and despised by his rivals, Gendor Skraivok nonetheless seeks to claw back the leadership of the Night Lords Legion for himself, by fair means or foul…

We’ve seen a bit of the Ultramarines after the calamitous events of ‘Pharos’, but not so much of the Night Lords… Here’s Guy Haley to remedy that with a tale charting a power struggle in the Legion.

Following the disastrous invasion of Sotha and the dimming of the Pharos’ light, Gendor Skraivok languishes on board the VIII Legion flagship Nightfall. Distrusted by his allies and despised by his rivals, he nonetheless means to claw back leadership of the Night Lords from the pretender Captain Shang, by fair means or foul. And, rather than a portent of doom, the daemonic blade that seems to have chosen him as its bearer may be the answer…

Written by Guy Haley

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Will Gendor Skraivok take back the Night Lord’s Leadership or does his daemonic blade have something else in mind…

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