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Pre-Heresy World Eaters Personalities

Postby Llamafish » 28 Apr 2014, 13:08

irst thanks to Algrim Whitefang @ Throneofskulls.com for compiling this

I hope we can use some of this character for future game packs and inspire players to use in they armies!

Ibram Ghreer (Deceased)
Ibram Ghreer, a Terran-borne Astartes, was a respected general who commanded the XII Legion when they were known as the War Hounds for nearly three standard decades until he disappeared without explanation from any record of the time and no explanation was given by his taciturn Legion for his absence. In truth, he was killed by Angry Ron so that the Primarch could assert his rightful command over the XII Legion whose Astartes had been created from his own genetic material.

Kunnar (Deceased)
First Captain and Champion of the 1st Company, killed by Angry Ron after he assumed control of the XII Legion.

Shinnargen (Deceased)
Captain of the 2nd Company, killed by Angry Ron after he assumed control of the XII Legion.

Dreagher
Dreagher was the Terran-born World Eaters Astartes who served as Captain of the XII Legion's 9th Company during the early days of the Great Crusade. After meeting his Primarch for the first time, he promised Angry Ron that under his leadership the War Hounds Legion would become "...the eater of worlds." In this way, Dreagher inadvertently inspired Angry Ron to rename the XII Legion the World Eaters.

Shabran Darr
Centurion Shabran Darr, known as "White Eyes," hailed from the Death World of Cuth'vasti. He was marked out as different from his fellow Astartes, possessing sallow stone-grey skin and the white-on-white eyes of its near-Abhuman natives. He was a relatively young World Eaters officer who had risen quickly in his Legions' ranks and distinguished himself in battle many times, earning himself a place in the 11th Assault Company and willingly accepted the Legion's Apothecaries' psycho-surgery to enhance his aggression. It is not known why such a loyal officer was selected for death on Istvaan III, but whatever the reason, Darr took part in the initial assault upon the planet's surface. When it became evident that he had been betrayed by his brothers he became almost insane with hatred, but managed to focus this into a cold, killing rage that allowed him to keep his wits. He was determined to live to kill his enemies rather than die in a blaze of violence as so many other of his Legion had. Darr soon became a leader of a Loyalist World Eaters guerrilla force that made the warren north of the Precentor's Palace in the Choral City their killing ground and there they fought to the bitterest end.

Kharad Huygan
Assault Legionary Huygan was a Terran veteran of long-standing, deployed with the first wave to reconquer Istvaan III. He is recorded as being part of the assault force sent to take possession of a northern sector communications relay. His fate following the firestorm after the initial bombardment remains unknown.

Juljak Nul (Deceased)
Juljak Nul, known as "The Storm Walker," was a Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought of the World Eaters Legion. Nul had the dual distinctions of being the first Master of Ordnance of the XII Legion - later known as the War Hounds - and being one of the first of the Legion's officers interned within a Dreadnought frame after being horribly mutilated by Slaugth murder-minds at Rangda. An Imperial Loyalist, he was betrayed to his death at Istvaan III and was finally destroyed during the great battle between his Legion's two factions following Angry Ron's landing, carrying many of his former brothers with him into death's embrace.

Mica Vulkov (Deceased)
Vulkov was a section leader for a Tactical Squad attached to the first wave on Istvaan III, managing to survive the virus bombardment by virtue of being engaged against Istvaanian rebels in the depths of a manufactory unit during the initial attack. Incensed to the point of madness by his Legion's betrayal, he fought relentlessly against them, finally falling alongside Loyalist Death Guard forces in the northern city zone.

Styvath the Berserker
Styvath was a Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought of the World Eaters Legion that was barely controllable and subject to indiscriminate and savage bouts of rage thanks to the unpredictable interaction between his psycho-surgical implants and the Dreadnought's control systems. Styvath was kept in deep coma between battles. At Istvaan III he was unleashed by Drop Pod and rampaged across the battlefield, caring not who he killed.

Macer Varren
A Captain of the World Eaters Legion, Varren remained steadfastly loyal to the Emperor of Mankind when his Legion became corrupted by Chaos and threw in its lot with the Warmaster Horus during the Horus Heresy. He would later be recruited in the early 31st Millennium by Nathaniel Garro, a former Death Guard Battle-Captain, to become one of the seven Astartes who would form the core of what eventually evolved into the Grey Knights Space Marine Chapter. According to some legends, Varren was originally thought to have played a part in the seizing of the Death Guard Frigate Eisenstein during the virus bombing of Istvaan III, which was used by Garro to carry warning to the Emperor of the Warmaster Horus' betrayal.

*Jeddek - Jeddek was the Standard Bearer of the elite 8th Assault Company under the command of Captain Khârn. At the time of the Horus Heresy, Jeddek was one of the oldest living World Eaters. He’d crusaded across the stars from the Legion’s founding, long before they rediscovered the Primarch’s homeworld, or started recruiting from worlds beyond Terra. He was one of the first successful volunteers to under the implantation of the Butcher's Nails neural implants. Having worn the Nails longer than anyone, Jeddek felt nothing outside of slaughter -- no smiles, no tears, nothing. He possessed a dead-eyed glare, murmuring to himself in a low monotone between battles, until he was once again turned loose upon an enemy. Only then could he feel, experiencing a palette of emotions beyond staring at everything and nothing with his face twitching in pained distraction. Jeddek was eventually killed upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuncia during the Shadow Crusade by the avenging Smurfs Legion, who had been tracking Lorgar whereabouts for the atrocity committed against the Imperial world of Calth.

*Delvarus - Delvarus was a Centurion of the World Eaters, commanding the 44th Company. Specifically he commanded the elite Triarii -- five full companies of the World Eaters' finest shipboard warriors that excelled in void warfare and boarding actions far beyond traditional Legion training. Five hundred of Angry Ron’s best warriors, led by the Legion’s undisputed pit champion, all of whom were vowed and honour-bound to defend the flagship Conqueror. Delvarus had a bad reputation of taking part in planetary assaults with the rest of the XII Legion, "neglecting" to inform command of his intentions. Delvarus was one of the few World Eaters not to shave his head. The discomfort of hair in his helm was irrelevant; he’d never cut his long black locks. This may have been a habit from his former culture. In the pits, he wore it loose. His dark skin marked his genesis in the jungles of whatever world he once called home. Like many World Eaters, Delvarus was inducted from a planet conquered in the Legion’s earliest decades rather than from a specific homeworld. No Legion except the Smurfs was as diverse, coloured by so many shades of skin from so many different worlds, reflecting a diversity of flesh overruled by the bonds of brotherhood.

*Kargos, "Bloodspitter"- Kargos was an Apothecary of the elite 8th Assault Company as a part of Captain Khârn's command squad during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. He was known throughout the XII Legion by his pit-fighting name "Bloodspitter," earning the epithet for his habit of spitting blood into the eyes of his opponents, the oldest of tricks, when fighting in the World Eaters' fighting pits in the belly of their flagship Conqueror. When the World Eaters deemed those of other bloodlines worthy to fight within their fighting pits, Kargos was often paired with Ammit, a fierce Captain of the Blood Angels Legion, known as the "Flesh Tearer," for he fought with the same savagery and brutality as his hosts, a trait that would later be passed on to the Flesh Tearers Chapter he led after the Heresy. Few ever wished to come up against the "Bloodspitter" and the "Flesh Tearer." They were known for always fighting past first blood, third blood and into sanguis extremis (to the death). No dirty trick seemed beyond them, and every one of their matches was a death bout. Kargos was stalwart and ferocious warrior on the battlefields as well. He possessed a caustic wit and was never afraid to make light of a desperate situation through the use of dark humour, making his brothers laugh with great mirth.

*Skane - Skane was a Sergeant of the World Eaters, commanding the Destroyer Squad in the elite 8th Company under the command of Captain Khârn. Skaen's pale skin showed an unhealthy lightning-storm of veins and blood-bruises staining his flesh, from proximity to his own toxically lethal weaponry. He often spent many hours watching medical diagnostic hololiths picturing the exact radiation degeneration of his body from his long years of service. Offered the chance to leave the Destroyeres, he flatly refused. His neck was collared in dark metal, forming armour around his augmetic throat. An aggressive cancer had stolen his vocal chords, but the Apothecary Kargos had given him new ones.

*Lhorke, "The First" - Lhorke was a Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought of the War Hounds Legion who was the former Legion Master of the XII Legion until he "died" on the world of Jeracau. But he was resurrected, honoured for his service and became the XII Legion's first Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought. He served as the leader of the first War Hounds to be interred within Dreadnoughts before the techniques for the creation of those cybernetic veterans had been perfected. Though they were unstable and volatile, his thirteen Dreadnought Battle-Brothers, interred within prototype Lucifer and Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought chassis, variously abandoned or intentionally forgotten by the rest of the Legion, still listened to Lhorke as they had in life. Lhorke lived and died as a War Hound in the decades before the arrival of Angry Ron, before the XII Legion took the name Eaters of Worlds to honour the Primarch's slain army of rebel gladiators, the Eaters of Cites.

Lhorke's chassis still displayed the old Legion scratch kill-markings and on his breastplate he bore the armoured wolf's head, collared by a chain around its throat. He never received the kiss of the cortical implants known as the Butcher's Nails in his brain pan, though it would have been easy enough. Given his circumstances, beating the Butcher's Nails into his skull came with significant risk, and he was a relic by any virtue of the word. The World Eaters feared to risk him in the surgery, so he remained one of the few War Hounds among the rising ranks of the World Eaters. He was disgusted by the changes wrought upon his Legion by Angry Ron, especially the forced mutilation of his Battle-Brothers' minds, which had turned his once noble warrior-brethren into half-lobotomised madmen who abandoned all notions of honour when they lost themselves to the berserker rage. Even so, Lhorke did not hate his brothers, but he did blame them. Every time he awoke from stasis, he was shocked by the continued degradation of his former Legion, particulalrly after Angry Ron chose to betray the Emperor of Mankind.

What tore at Lhorke most was the purge of the XII Legion conducted at the Istvaan III Atrocity, when the Traitor World Eaters had slaughtered their own brothers with impunity. During the culmination of the Shadow Crusade upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuceria, the remaining Librarians of the XII Legion attempted to save their Primarch, who they perceived was falling prey to some type of unnatural sorcery at the hands of Lorgar, the Primarch of the Word Bearers Legion. Lhorke fought alongside Vorias' cabal of Librarians, killing the Smurfs who battled like lions in the doomed hope of helping their Primarch Roboute Guilliman as he sought to slay Angry Ron. Angered by Lorgar's attempts to corrupt his Primarch and his Battle-Brothers, Lhorke could no longer countenance what was happening to his Legion. The World Eaters had suffered enough. The madness wrought by the Butcher's Nails implants was already enough of a curse, and Lhorke was determined that his Legion woudl not endure corruption as well.

Lhorke attacked Lorgar, his huge claw crashing against the Primarch's breastplate, throwing him from his feet. Seeing his brother in distress, the metamorphosising Angry Ron roared with rage and came to his brother's aid. The metamorphosis of Angry Ron into a Daemon Prince had not yet completed, and the Primarch's flesh blazed with eldritch fire. Beneath the fire, Lhorke saw a sliver of what was coming to be. Lhorke never saw the transformation complete. The Daemon Primarch's own claws crashed against his chassis, tearing the Contemptor Dreadnought's shell apart, and sending its wreckage tumbling across the ground. The biological revenant that was Lhorke himself -- a crippled and withered near-corpse -- broke against the rough earth, still trailing its life support cables and milky with amniotic fluid. It gave one breath, a sudden, sharp inhalation, and then Lhorke moved no more, a terrible monument to his failure to prevent the World Eaters from being consumed by Chaos.

*Hellesek - Hellesek was one of the first War Hounds to be interred as a Dreadnought before the techniques had been perfected. Though they were unstable and volatile, his thirteen early Dreadnought Battle-Brothers, interred within prototype Lucifer and Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought chassis, variously abandoned or intentionally forgotten by the rest of the XII Legion, still listened to Lhorke as they had in life. Hellesek possessed two crushing Dreadnought-sized Power Fists as his primary weapons.

*Krydal - Krydal was one of the first War Hounds to be interred as a Dreadnought before the techniques had been perfected. Though they were unstable and volatile, his thirteen early Dreadnought Battle-Brothers, interred within prototype Lucifer and Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought chassis, variously abandoned or intentionally forgotten by the rest of the XII Legion, still listened to Lhorke as they had in life. Krydal's sarcophagus was bolted into his chassis, still damaged from battle, blessed and consecrated by holy oils but installed without his delicate vocabulator circuitry in place.

*Neras - Neras was one of the first War Hounds to be interred as a Dreadnought before the techniques had been perfected. Though they were unstable and volatile, his thirteen early Dreadnought Battle-Brothers, interred within prototype Lucifer and Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought chassis, variously abandoned or intentionally forgotten by the rest of the XII Legion, still listened to Lhorke as they had in life. Neras was the worst of his brothers, and often awoke from stasis enraged, forever lost to the madness of the Butcher's Nails implants, even while he slumbered in stasis. Between battles he had to have his chassis chained up, securing him in case he went on a bloody rampage with his massive Dreadnought-sized Chainswords when he was awoken. Once awoken, Neras was often still frantic and fierce, but always managed to come back from the mental precipice and function as a powerful addition to any assault by the XII Legion.

*Vorias - Vorias was the Lectio Primus of the World Eaters' waning Librarius Division in the opening days of the Horus Heresy. Following the discovery of their Primarch Angry Ron, it was not long before he introduced his own traditions upon his Legion, especially in regards to the use of the infamous neural implants known as the Butcher's Nails. Unfortunately, the Nails didn't take too well to those with psychic abilities, causing many within the Librarius to die horribly due to adverse reactions. Vorias worked in tandem with the World Eaters Apothecarion and the senior Magos of the XII Legion in trying to determine the reasons the Nails reacted so poorly in the presence of psychic minds. But this research was soon abandoned when the remaining Librarians realised that no one outside of their coterie cared about their well-being. Despite being ostracised and shunned by his non-psychic brethren, Vorias accepted his lot within the Legion, for he knew that his very presence caused them pain. Vorias was sanguine, accepting the truth beneath it all: he wasn’t one of them. They were World Eaters. He was a War Hound. During the culmination of the Shadow Crusade upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuceria, the remaining Librarians attempted to save their Primarch, who they perceived was falling prey to some type of unnatural sorcery at the hands of Lorgar, the Primarch of the Word Bearers Legion. Seeing his brother in distress, the now-metamorphosised Daemon Primarch, turned upon the creatures which had caused him so much pain over many decades. Vorias died an agonising death due to Angry Ron's overpowering rage.

*Esca - Esca was a Codicier of the World Eaters' waning Librarius Division in the opening days of the Horus Heresy. Like the few remaining Librarians within the Legion, Esca was not implanted with the neural implants known as the Butcher's Nails due to their adverse affects upon those with psychic abilities. He served in the elite 8th Assault Company as a part of Captain Khârn's command squad. Esca was the only man in the 8th Company to lack the Butcher's Nails, and therefore the only man who was shunned by his fellow warriors. Esca was brutally scarred, even by Legiones Astartes standards. His face was a smeared mess of pebbled scar tissue -- all part of the legacy of the Loyalist Death Guard Chainswor that had torn his features away during the brutal fighting that occurred during the Istvaan III Atrocity. Though a formidable warrior and power psyker, his innate abilities were looked upon as being useless. During the culmination of the Shadow Crusade upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuceria, the remaining Librarians attempted to save their Primarch, who they perceived was falling prey to some type of unnatural sorcery at the hands of Lorgar, the Primarch of the Word Bearers Legion. Seeing his brother in distress, the now-metamorphosised Daemon Primarch, turned about the creatures which had caused him so much pain over many decades. Vorias died an agonising death due to Angry Ron's overpowering rage. Seeing his brother in distress, the now-metamorphosised Daemon Primarch, turned upon the creatures which had caused him so much pain over many decades. Esca was the last Librarian to be killed at the hands of Angry Ron, a bloody offering which sealed the pact between the Blood God Khorne and the doomed World Eaters Legion.

*Damarkien - Damarkien was a Codicier of the World Eaters' waning Librarius Division in the opening days of the Horus Heresy. Like the few remaining Librarians within the Legion, Damarkien was not implanted with the neural implants known as the Butcher's Nails due to their adverse affects upon those with psychic abilities. Like his fellow Librarians, he was ostracised and shunned from the company of his fellow non-psychic battle-brothers. During the culmination of the Shadow Crusade upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuceria, the remaining Librarians attempted to save their Primarch, who they perceived was falling prey to some type of unnatural sorcery at the hands of Lorgar, the Primarch of the Word Bearers Legion. Seeing his brother in distress, the now-metamorphosised Daemon Primarch, turned upon the creatures which had caused him so much pain over many decades and killed the remaining Librarians himself.

*Haskal - Haskal was a Codicier of the World Eaters' waning Librarius Division in the opening days of the Horus Heresy. Like the few remaining Librarians within the Legion, Haskal was not implanted with the neural implants known as the Butcher's Nails due to their adverse affects upon those with psychic abilities. Like his fellow Librarians, he was ostracised and shunned from the company of his fellow non-psychic battle-brothers. During the culmination of the Shadow Crusade upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuceria, the remaining Librarians attempted to save their Primarch, who they perceived was falling prey to some type of unnatural sorcery at the hands of Lorgar, the Primarch of the Word Bearers Legion. Seeing his brother in distress, the now-metamorphosised Daemon Primarch, turned upon the creatures which had caused him so much pain over many decades. The Primarch's psychic rage caused the Codicier to die from a massive brain haemorrhage.

*Kheyan - Kheyan was a Codicier of the World Eaters' waning Librarius Division in the opening days of the Horus Heresy. Like the few remaining Librarians within the Legion, Kheyan was not implanted with the neural implants known as the Butcher's Nails due to their adverse affects upon those with psychic abilities. Like his fellow Librarians, he was ostracised and shunned from the company of his fellow non-psychic battle-brothers. During the culmination of the Shadow Crusade upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuceria, the remaining Librarians attempted to save their Primarch, who they perceived was falling prey to some type of unnatural sorcery at the hands of Lorgar, the Primarch of the Word Bearers Legion. Seeing his brother in distress, the now-metamorphosised Daemon Primarch, turned upon the creatures which had caused him so much pain over many decades. When Kheyan attempted to flee, he ran into Angry Ron's Equerry, Khârn. His former fellow-Legionaries gripped the fleeing Librarian and threw him to the ground before their Primarch's mercy. Angry Ron brutally killed the Librarian with his own hands and devoured Kheyan's corpse whole down his now monstrous gullet.

*Ralakas - Ralakas was a Codicier of the World Eaters' waning Librarius Division in the opening days of the Horus Heresy. Like the few remaining Librarians within the Legion, Ralakas was not implanted with the neural implants known as the Butcher's Nails due to their adverse affects upon those with psychic abilities. Like his fellow Librarians, he was ostracised and shunned from the company of his fellow non-psychic battle-brothers. During the culmination of the Shadow Crusade upon Angry Ron's homeworld of Nuceria, the remaining Librarians attempted to save their Primarch, who they perceived was falling prey to some type of unnatural sorcery at the hands of Lorgar, the Primarch of the Word Bearers Legion. Seeing his brother in distress, the now-metamorphosised Daemon Primarch, turned upon the creatures which had caused him so much pain over many decades. The Primarch's psychic rage caused the Codicier to die horribly, his skull detonating as though struck by a bolt shell, showering bone fragments and bloody-grey ooze across his last living brothers.

*Skraal - A remarkable sight, Skraal's head was covered in scar-tissue, with pronounced veins and a recurring twitch that spasmed his right eye; this combination made him appear somewhat unhinged. Indeed, Skraal appeared on edge fairly frequently. He wore armour as battered as his face, a skull-helmeted, dented and chipped suit of Mark.V Power Armour painted in the blue and white colours of his legion. His voice was described as having an iron quality to it.[1a] Skraal armed himself with chainaxe, bolt pistol and storm shield.[1d]

Kharn - well we all know him....

A formidable warrior, Skraal battled with his berzerker lusts, recognising that the need to engage the enemy in close combat was not always tactically astute. Nevertheless, he also recognised that the need for he and his men to spill blood was one of paramount importance, and so allowed and even encouraged the killing of non-combatants such as the work-crews of Bakka Triumveron.[1f] Intensely passionate in some regards, Skraal channeled his emotional responses into a pool of rage he could use to fuel himself in combat, becoming a close-combat warrior of extreme ability. This aspect of his nature was challenged at his witnessing of the profane treatment given to the corpse of Antiges, where Skraal's rage was cooled, the World Eater eventually being shocked into a state of numbness
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Re: Pre-Heresy World Eaters Personalities

Postby Llamafish » 29 Jun 2014, 21:19

"What would you know of struggle, Perfect Son? When have you fought against the mutilation of your mind? when have you had to do anything more than tally compliances and polish your armour?" [...] "The people of your world named you Great One. The people of mine called me Slave. Which one of us landed on a paradise of civilization to be raised by a foster father, Roboute? Which one of us was given armies to lead after training in the halls of the Macraggian high-riders? Which one of us inherited a strong, cultured kingdom? And which one of us had to rise up against a kingdom with nothing but a horde of starving slaves? Which one of us was a child enslaved on a world of monsters, with his brain cut up by carving knives? Listen to your blue-clad wretches yelling of courage and honour, courage and honour, courage and honour. Do you even know the meaning of those words? Courage is fighting the kingdom which enslaves you, no matter that their armies outnumber yours by ten-thousand to one. You know nothing of courage. Honour is resisting a tyrant when all others suckle and grow fat on the hypocrisy he feeds them. You know nothing of honour."

Angron talking to Roboute Guiliman.

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