I'm still waiting for my Forgeworld stuff, but that doesn't mean I havn't been busy. I've been working on my background for my Sons of Horus.
I've decided to make the 15th Company, as it hasn't been featured before in any of the HH background, leaving me with a clean slate to work from. Here's what I have so far for my Captain.
Markus Morkaddon is a true veteran of the legion, having been
inducted into the Luna Wolves with the first batch of recruits taken
from Cthonia after the rediscovery of Horus. He soon distinguished himself
in the service of the Imperium, fighting with the ruthless ferocity and
charismatic manner that had served in well in his previous life as
second-in-command of a deep-mine gang. Such were his abilities, he soon
found himself promoted to an officer of the XVIth Legion, having impressed no less than Hastur
Sejanus during the Drumar campaign, where he rallied the remnants of the
15th company after they were cut off and surrounded by Eldar, driving
the Xenos before them in a torrent of bolter fire.
After this incident he was promoted to the now-vacant post of Captain of
the 15th Company, the honour being bestowed by Lupercal himself. This
action took him from line trooper to captain in one bound, a previously
unheard of achievement. This prompted many comments from amongst the
Legion high command. Whilst none could doubt his abilities and little
was said to his face, there was feeling amongst the more bellicose and
prideful members of the command structure who felt he did not belong
there. 1st Captain Ezykle Abaddon was chief amongst his detractors,
although it was said that Sejanus of the 2nd defended the young captain,
reminding the 1st Captain that he had been young once and not as long
ago as he’d like to think.
As the Great Crusade drew on, spreading the Imperial Truth across the
galaxy, Morkaddon and his company distinguished themselves with honour,
although they were always overshadowed by the other companies. They
became known as the‘Fated15th, for their knack of surviving impossible
odds, favouring tactics which utilized mobile squadrons of Stormeagles
to act as a hammer to the massed Tactical Squads that served as the
Anvil, Using their almost uncanny luck to carry them forward, they
earned a reputation for pulling off daring skybourne assaults with
unerring efficiency, epitomized by their taking of the Garrasii Skydome
over Tinus III without a single casualty.
They also developed a friendly rivalry with Garviel Loken and the Tenth
Company. The two companies were often paired up in theatres of war and
constantly strove to outdo each other. Despite the fact that the 10th
company often took the lions share of the glory from these actions,
Morkaddon and Loken remained fast friends.
After the Luna Wolves were renamed the Sons of Horus and the Warmasters
wounding, it became clear that despite this friendship, Morkaddon was
loyal to the Warmaster through and through. He distanced himself from
the 10th Captain, having an inkling of what was coming through his
association with the Warrior Lodge.
As the first wave descended on Istvann III, he watched impassively as
the 10th Captain and his men dropped to their doom, not even flinching
as the firestorm engulfed the planet and fighting with grim
determination in the ground war that followed. During the war against
the loyalists, Morkaddon had the impression that his devotion to the new
cause was in question, due to his previous friendship with the leader
of the resistance. It was because of this, that after a particularly
bloody ambush by loyalists that he vowed to hunt down the 10th Captain
and present his head to the Warmaster himself to prove his determination
in the new order. As history records, it was not Morkaddon that reached
the Captain first, but Ezekyle Abaddon, drawing much ire from the 15th
The gears of war ground on and as the Dropsite massacre unfolded, the
15th formed a mobile reserve force, hemming in the Salamanders as they
made a bid for freedom,. Having equipped the company’s Gunships with
Multi-Meltas before taking to the field, he took grim satisfaction in
destroying the Sons of Vulkan from the air, using the very weapons the
Warmasters enemies specialized in the use of. It rankled Morkaddon not
to have gained a place at the Warmasters side in the greatest battle of
the age, but being the ever-dutiful son, he did not speak of his wounded
I have more to add than this, but it's start. What do you guys think so far?