A standard Chaos Marine of the Storm Draugar
Malak Blackspawn and Ingar Blackspawn
"Fear the Storm!"/"We have Risen!"/"For the Blackspawns!"/"For The Black King!"/"For the Crown!"
Galaxy Wide, Primarily Segmentum Ultima
Base of Operations
Lupercal's Folley (Unknown Space Fortress of Unkown Orgin)
1,400 Marines, Unknown numbers of Cultists, 6,000 Maelstrom Dogs mercenaries, Unknown Number of Hereteks, One Renegade Gene-Lord
Alpha Legion, Scales of Malice, Schola Chaotica, The Black King, The Dark Mechanicum
Black Legion, The Calipsian Hordes, Red Corsairs
"The day I get to watch Terra burn under my guns is the day I know the Storm Draugar have become what I set out to create... The perfect killers."- Malak Blackspawn.
The Storm Draugar are a greatly feared Warband of Chaos that has marauded and pillaged the Segmentum Solar, Tempest, and Ultima since the Horus Heresy.
Led by the Chaos Lord Malak Blackspawn and his socerer brother, Ingar Blackspawn, the Storm Druagar have been fighting the Long War against the thrice damned Imperium since the onset of the Horus Heresy and will not stop until they see Terra itself burn to ash.
The Storm Draugar are a breakaway from the Black Legion and thus display that Warbands tatical flexibilty, but have shown considerable skill in the relm of sorcery and implement it often.
They fanatically worship a Warp Entity known as The Black King, and thus lack many of the powerful "gifts" given to devotees of the more powerful Chaos Gods. Their renagade allegience has given them quite a few allies amongst the disenfranchised entites of the Warp, allowing them to summon legions upon legions of Furies, summoning the Deamoinc warriors of their patron, and forging tempororary alliences with unsavory types such as Malice Worshipers and renegade Warbands who have earned Abaddon's ire. The Black King is the supereme God of the warband, and they outright refuse to worship any other Gods, and find those who do weak and indolent.
The Storm Draugar seem to attack Imperial worlds, not for rescoruces, but for the sheer perpose of damaging the Imperium. Thus the Warbands bloodthristy attacks are ment to damage the Imperiums grip on the Galaxy and rob it of any recources they can, slaughtering whole populations, burining whole planets, and especially destroying Space Marine recruiting worlds.
The Blackspawn BrothersEdit
Malak and Ingar Blackspawn began as nothing more but underhive trash, born to a prostitute and left to fend for themselves when she abandoned them at the ages of four and six respectivly. The duo had depended on no one else but one another their whole lives, Malak being the older and stronger of the pair, and Ingar being considerably smarter and later manifesting psychic powers which played no small hand in their survival in the desolate hives. Together they eventually became leaders of one of the largest hive gangs on the world known as Cthonia .
When the Emperor arrived on the barren world the Blackspawns hive gang had recently joined the one led by the soon to be favored son of the Emperor, Horus, after a short but bloody war with the Primarch whos hive gang had dominated the planet for some time. Thus they were eventually recruted into the fledgling Luna Wolves Space Marine Legion and soon became high ranking commanders within the V Legion.
The Blackspawn brothers soon earned great renown for their deeds in the name of the Emperor, tales of the Blackspawn brothers became the stuff of ledgend amongst the newer Marines of the Legion and the brothers would become quite popular with Horus himself. The daring duo were at the forfront of the most brutal battles the Luna Wolves were apart of, Malak slaying countless foes with his massive Relic blade, Darkbane, and Ingar felling even the mightest enemeis with his arcane powers and Force Maul, Soul Breaker. Eventually they were put into the glorious First Company and found themselves fighting alongside their honored Primarch. However, unlike many Luna Wolves, the Blackspawn brothers never saw Horus as their father or vernerated him above the Emperor. (not that the Emperor held much weight with the brothers either) In the end, behind all of the hails to the Emperor, the Blackspawn brothers were still more about their own personal intrest than those of the Imperium and their Primarch. So when the Warmaster fell to Chaos, it was no surpise that, Malak having a deep understanding of Horus' gang politics, and Ingar having a skill for forsight, realized that praising the Chaos Gods was in their own best intrests.
The Brothers fought under the Warmasters banner for most of the war, gaining renown across the Triator Legions for their exploits, until the historical battles on Istavaan V and IV. After the pyers of loyalist bodies were lit and Horus proclaimed that nothing could stop the Traitor Legions, Ingar was suddenly assailed with extremely vivid visons of Horus' downfall and the subsiquent Scouring, and that he and his brother would not survive. A dark voice wispered to Ingar that he and his brother should flee East, and that there they would find salvation. Ingar realied this to his brother who, dispite intial skeptisiem, had learned to trust his brothers visons in the past. Thus the Blackspawn brothers, along with 50 Sons of Horus Legionaries, 34 Death Guard Legionaries, 14 Ten Thousand Sons Legionaries, 3 Night Lords Legionaries, and 28 World Eaters along with a sizeable force of mortal traitors, all left on a large Vengance-Class Heavy Crusier known as The Storm and forged East.
He who wears the Black CrownEdit
The Blackspawn brothers and their entorauge soon found themselves staring into the second largest Warp Storm in the galaxy... The Maelstrom. Ingar's visons told him that within that hellish tear in reality, they would find their salvation. The Storm navigated through the Maelstrom unmolested save for a few foolish pirate fleets that thought they could overtake the massive Cruiser. Soon the Blackspawn brothers and their followers came across an astounding relic from and unknown time... a Star Fort larger than even an Eldar Craftworld. As the makeshift band of traitors disembarked, they found that, though warped and twisted by the Maelstrom, the Star Forts myriad systems were in working order, if not untouched.
The Star Fort would be cristened, Lupercal's Folley, in "honor" of the Warmaster who by this time had just begun his invasion of Terra. The Blackspawns forces began scouting out the massive vessel and discovered a wealth of archotech weapons and even anceint and fully functional warships, some as large as a Battle Barge.
Soon however, Ingar Blackspawns visons became more and more potent, until he finally constructed a shrine as per the orders whispered to him from the Warp. Soon Daemonic warriors poured forth from various portals all around the ship. Malak prepaired his men for battle but his brother stayed his hand, soon a great daemon warrior strode forth and stood before the Space Marines, its form was maginficent, clad in great black armor and bearing a massive greatsword that shone like obsidian. This Daemon informed the Blackspawn brothers that they had accepted his masters gifts, and now were indebted to a creature of the Warp known only as The Black King. Just as Malak reatched for his blade, Ingar dropped to his knees in prayer... shocked by his rebellious brothers sudden devotion... Malak followed suit.
On that day the Storm Draugar were born, Malak having coined the name from an anceint text he was fond of, about undead warriors who rose to seek vengance upon those who wronged them in the past, and drawing insperation from the vessel that had delivered them to their newfound home and God. They swore their souls and bodies to The Black King that day and since then have fought the Long War against the Imperium and all those who dare stand between them and their dark lords ambitions.
The Storm Draugar have access to ancient and powerful weapons in abundance thanks in no small part to their Star Fortress, which was completely stockpiled with such technology. However, though in abundance, the Blackspawn brothers are loath to lose any of this irreplaceable wargear and as such rarely hand it out to anyone who has not proven themselves extensively in the field. As such most of the warband is equipped with basic Imperial technology and a few examples of unique Heretek wargear. The mighty and many forges of Lupercal's Folley can produce anything from a Rhino to standard lasguns and bolters. The Storm Draugar also have access to Vita-Womb technology, constructed by a renegade Gene-Lord of the Claipsian Hordes that was taken in by the Blackspawn brothers for his expertise. As such the warband can call on thousands of vat grown recruits. However, the Gene-Lord cannot make true Space Marines from the Vita-Womb process, thus any potential Storm Draugar must be trained and Gene-Seeded rather than created. (though the geneticly enhanced recuites are more likely to survive the trials to become a Chaos Marine, thus the warbands numbers have swelled) And any vat grown individual that is not fit to be a Chaos Marine is free to join the teaming ranks of Cultists that call Lupercal's Folley home.
The few examples archotech wargear seen by Imperial forces are listed as thus:
Hellstorm Cannon- Can be wielded by a Chaos Marine in a similar fashion to a Heavy Bolter, the Hellstorm Cannon is a weapon of untold devastation in the right hands. The weapon fires arcs of energy that seem to seek out targets and incinerate them, leaving nothing but dust. The Hellstorm Cannon is effective against infantry and light vehicles. The arcs sweep through infantry formations leaving nothing but scorched terrain and dust in its wake, however it must cool down after each successive burst and has a limited range of fifty feet.
Arc Pistol- Functioning on a similar principle as the Hellstorm Cannon only on a smaller scale, the Arc Pistol is a small but deadly weapon, capable of desintagraiting a whole infiantry squad in a well placed burst. The Arc Pistol emits a single beam of high intensity energy that seeks out its targets like some kind of serpent, and incinerates lightly armored troops instantaneously. Against heavily armored or shileded oppenents, prolonged exposure can burn through the target and kill the occupant in short order. However, the Arc Pistol is a very close ranged weapon, effective only in a twenty foot raidus around its user.
Volkite Weapons- The Storm Draugars elite forces are all armed with deadly and rare Volkite Weapons.
Phantom Module- This extremely rare peice of wargear is seen only amongst the most elite champions of the warband, the Phantom Module cloaks the user by bending light in a small area around them, making them totally invisable and disgused from all scanning technology. The Phantom Module allows melee Champions of the Warband to colse ranks with the enemy more easily and slaughter them.
Automatic Combat Module- This is a catch call term for any form of automated wargear attached to a Storm Draugar Marines power armor, from shoulder mounted boltguns, to robotic limbs, these are not necciarily archotech but are uniqe enough to mention. ACMs automaticly target and engage enemies within the users visual range, most of these are controled via neural link with the user and thus do not engage targets at inoppertune times. ACMs can be very useful in situations where the user is outnumbered or attacking multipule targets.
Butchers Nails- The Storm Draugar left the Warmasters fleet with a small number of World Eaters, one of which was a Techmarine and another was an Apothecary. Thus the Storm Drugar have kept the secrets to the process of manufacturing and implanting Buchers Nails. These dreaded implants are only placed on a few willing Draugar who wish to become more deadly and to spill more blood in the name of the Black King, sometimes Butchers Nails are even implanted on small numbers of heavily enhanced cultists.
The Storm Draugar are a highly flexible warmachine, utilizing any and all materials at its disposal in the most effective way possible. Extensive armored legions are used to crush infantry and fortifications, and infantry forces are used either as a buffer or anti-armor force. Daemons are used as shock troops, though minions of the Black King have also proven themselves competent commanders should the need arise. Astartes are both the leadership and used for their natural purpose as elite heavy infantry. The Warband depends on the advantage of numbers and advanced wargear to overcome its foes, as well as air superiority and heavy orbital bombardment.
The warband has shown itself to be highly skilled in ship to ship combat, its advanced archotech warships and weapons and daemon enhanced vessels proving to be a formidable foe to even the largest Imperial Armada.
The Black KingEdit
The Black King is the Warbands patron God and thus they receive the benefits of such worship come in the form of easily summoned daemon legions and uncanny luck, as well as general benefits in the form of occasional mutations.
Such allegiance has made them enemies of most devout Chaos Worshipers but lessens any hostilities the Warband faces from worshipers of other outcast entities.
The Storm Draugar are organized into various battle fleets spread throughout the Galaxy, each returning to Lupercal's Folley to resupply, these battle fleets are referred to as Storms. A Storm is similar to a Space Marine Company, numbering one hundred Space Marines. However, each Storm also has its own armored and infantry regiment, meaning that Storms are a very deadly force. currently there are Fourteen Storms marauding their way throughout the Galaxy, the most deadly and elite of these Storms are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Storms who have access to archotech weapons and other advanced forms of wargear.
Each Storm is led by Storm Master, save for the First Storm which is led personally by the Blackspawn Brothers and itself is a rare sight indeed. Storm Masters often command from the fleet or behind friendly lines.
Beinith the Storm Masters are Draugar Lords who command the mortal infantry and armored forces of the Storm personally. Draugar Lords also command the Astartes forces attached to their infantry and armored squads. Storm Masters and Draugar Lords are always Space Marines.
Individuals known as Legets command indivudial Astartes squads while Sargents command individual infantry and armored squads.
Below these commanders are the various mortal and Space Marine luteninets that command the various branches of the Storms forces. The Storms are famed for their organization and iron clad discipline save for the berzerker Space Marines that are implanted with Butchers Nails made from copies of the original ones extracted from the World Eaters that made up the warband.
The Third Storm is unique in that its mission is to guard Lupercal's Folley while the other Storms are out brutalizing the Imperium and other factions.
The most elite infantry units the Storm Draugar can bring to bear, Blessed Champions are Dark Epostiles who are subservient to the faith of the Black King, bolstering the faith of their fellows and striding forth to crush the infidels with their unholy wrath. Blessed Champions often bear some form of mutation and are imbued with dark powers the likes of which are only rivaled by sorcerers of Tzeetch. Blessed with natural strength even for an Astartes, their preferred weapons are Daemon Mauls and Daemon Hammers, or the mighty Crown Flail which is their signature weapon. The Crown Flail is a massive flail imbued with great telekinetic power, capable of reducing Space Marines to fine powder and ripping a Dreadnoughts hull asunder with ease.
Blessed Champions often act alone or at the front of battle, but due to their zealous nature do not actually hold a potion of any rank with other Astartes. However, the sheer amount of respect they have amongst the Storm Draugars Chaos Marine forces means that most can often "commandeer" a squad at a whim. On rare occasions Blessed Champions will join in deadly Crown Squads, groups of up to four or seven Blessed Champions, and only the mightiest of mortal or daemonic foes can hope to counter such a force of sorcererus might and zealous fury.
Elite warriors drawn from all areas of the Storms, Veteran Squads are entrusted with the finest pieces of archotech wargear the Warband has to offer. Veterans are often made up of Chaos Marines who have constantly shown themselves above and beyond their fellow traitors and each is a Champion of great skill and devotion to the Black King. However, the very nature of their rank often leads to internal strife, as each of these veterans aspire to be the greatest in the warband, and Chaos Marines, regardless of their creed, do not accept others to stand in the way of their goals for long. Even in the well disciplined ranks of the Storm Draugar, internecine rivalries between Veteran Chaos Marines can quickly turn deadly if their commander is not stern or fearsome enough.
Slave warriors grown from the gene-vaults of Lupercal's Folley, the Janissaries are considered the most favored of the Storm Draugars mortal pawns. Janissaries were all potential candidates for gene-seeding but were found wanting in the preliminary examinations. These individuals are faster, stronger, and more durable than the average man, and are psycho conditioned for total loyalty and fearlessness. Janissaries are considered 'elite' amongst the mortal slaves of the Storm Draugar, and hold rank far above most traitor guardsmen and unfortunate slave levies from other worlds the Draugar dominate. The Draugar themselves see the Janissaries a shining example of all the best qualities of the average human brought to fruition, they are ruthless, fearless, and unquestioningly obedient to their cruel masters whims. Thus they are given a higher level of respect and regarded with some kindness by some Chaos Marines within the Warband, where only spite and disgust is shown to the less impressive slave auxiliaries and mercenary cohorts.
The Storm Draugar have access to their own Titans due to their alliance with a number of Dark Mechanicus forge worlds, but these are few and rarely can the Warband afford the resources to to build one. (Save for those rare times a mineral rich world from the Galatic Core is temporarily pulled into the Maelstrom and even then they must often fight off other Chaos forces and resource hungry Imperials) In spite of this, over the centuries the Storm Draugars Titan forces have slowly grown in number one by one. Since M37 the number has remained at a constant 4 Feral-Class Titans, though these Titans are the smallest class possible, they are none the less a force to be feared as they are are quite potent engines of destruction in their own right, let alone in a pack.
"The Draugar are not Chaos Marines, no, Chaos Marines have standards, goals. Storm Draugar are beasts, born of malice and hate, they see war as sport, nothing more."- Unkown Ultramarine following the Sacking of Farnthar
Aside from the Storm Draugars loyalty and extensively worship of The Black King, they are simmilar to most Chaos Warbands, worshipping their god as it benifits them and furthers their goals. They, unlike other Chaos Warbands, do not universally hate the Imeprium or the Emperor, rather, they veiw the Imperium as a prey item or a favored foe to test their skills against. Chaos Marines of the Storm Draugar are known to show respect to their Loyalist counterparts and see them as equal fighters, as if they are both competitors in some Great Game.
The Storm Draugar see followers of other Chaos Gods as weak and indolent, following entities who do little to further their servents control over the stars. They see the Black King as a rising star amongst the Daemonic ranks and believe that soon he will control all.
The Storm Draugar are famed for unflinching brutaltiy and bloodlust, killing anything that has the misfortune to cross their path that dose not bear the Black Crown, even where Khorneates would see no honor in killing the Storm Draugar relish in slaughter, even where Night Lords have had their fill of terror Storm Draugar escilate their fearsome wrath, and where even Emperor's Children are finished with their torment... the Storm Draugar have only just begun.
The Storm Draugar are also uniqe in that they do not necciarily raid the Imperium for rescources, as their colassal interstellar fortess offers most of the wargear they need and the warband controls other key recource producing worlds in a small empire of twelve or so planets. Thus the Storm Draugar fight more for the sake of war and the Dark Gods rather than anything else. This is reflected in the dogged nature of their forces, who seem hellbent on burning whole worlds simply for the thrill of it, who annihilate whole populations simply to see the streets run red with blood, who test themselves against the mightest foes merely because it is another battle to be won.
The Scales of Malice and Storm Draugar have fought side by side more than once against rival Chaos Warbands, but they have also drunk deep of one anothers blood many times as well. Thus their alliances are purely temporary and only if it is truly advantageous.
The Storm Draugar's Seventh Storm, led by the ever spiteful Heshgar the Heathen, did battle with the Nevermourn during a raid on the Imperial Star Fort, Majestic, which had information regarding a fellow Fallen. He vowed to smite them all for their interference. Heshgar saw the Nevermourn as indolent fools, weak in their contentedness and lack of ambition.
However, the young Draugar Lord was to be rebuked by his masters during the Seige of Pranix, when elements of the Dark Angels and Hammers of Dorn Space Marine Chapters, along with a full force of Imperial Guard, cornered both Warbands on the War World. The Storm Draugar had come to this world, currently embroiled in a small scale conflict between a vast Gene-Stealer cult and Imperial Guard regiments, in search of a fellow Chaos Marine, a close ally that Heshgar had known in his youth, Damian Darklance, a member of the infamous Fallen. The Nevermourn arrived in search of a powerful Chaos artifact, and at first the two warbands savaged one another and all other forces for control of Pranix. However, when forces of the Dark Angels arrived, with the Hammers of Dorn in tow, even Heshgar knew he could not deal with all of them without support. Heshgar's masters, the Blackspawn brothers, arrived with their fearsome First Storm, and beset the world. Yet Heshgar would be denied the satisfaction of watching Charon fall beinith his power axe, and was instead forced by his superiors to unite with the Slaves of Praxis. Though enraged by such an order, Heshgar nonetheless obeyed, knowing his fellow Fallen lived on borrowed time as the Dark Angels Deathwing scoured the war torn world for him. The two Warbands drove back their loyalist enemies, and devastated both the xenos and Imperial Guard forces, with both leaving with what they came for and more. The Storm Draugar gained the skill of Damian, and a sizeable amount of loyalist gene-seed, pulled from the fresh corpses of the enemy, while the Nevermourn gained their artifact, and a large following of cultists and new recruites. Following both Warbands withdrawal, the Blackspawns met with Charon in person, and formed a lucrative alliance that would serve both the Nevermourn and Storm Draugar well in the years to come. Woe to the faithful and foolish who dare stand against the united might of the disciples of the Black King and the host of Praxis, for they are doomed to be obliterated by this most unholy of unions.
Having battled the Hordes many times previously, the Storm Draugar have developed a liking for the Feral Legions as prey items. The Storm Draugar attack the Hordes to test their new recuites and is often considered a baptisem by fire for many of the "New Bloods".
- "By decree of the Inquisition of Mankind, I deem you Ignar and Malak Blackspawn Heretics. Your charges are dealing with daemons, illegal psychic activity, and the pirating of Imperium Space along with Chaos Worship. I place you under the charges of Extremis Diabolus and Excommunicate Traitoris. I hereby sign your death warrants."
This techno-inquisitor has been hunting down the Storm Draugar for many years on the behalf of Adaptus Mechancius. His sole goal is to remove all Archotech from the Storm Draugar, and bring it back to the Adaptus Mechancius. All attempts to kill the Inquisitor and his retinue have failed, and his attacks against the Warband have grown in ferocity.
The Kabal of The Skewering Feather has come into conflict with the Storm Draugar for many years now and while Silinurl Luvt finds these Chaos Marines amusing, the Storm Draugar consider the Kabal to be an exellent foe, crafty, sadistic, and unpredicable. The Archons Incubus bodyguard and brother, Izrivan Luvt developed quite the rivalry with Malak Blackspawn after the two dueled to the death during The Sacking of Beilas. (though both combatants managed to escape Izrivans pride and his armor remians scared and Malak remaines determined to finish the battle they began)
The Red CorsairsEdit
Before Huron Blackheart fell to Chaos, The Blackspawn brothers and their Warband had sorely tested the forces that made up the Maelstrom Warders. After Huron formed his vile Corsairs and began building an empire, he found his old foes were more than happy to sabotage him every step of the way if not flat out contest him for control of the hellish Warp Storm. The oceans of bad blood between the two Warbands has been sealed with the corpses of hundreds of pirates and traitors, and the Storm Draugar consider the destruction of the Red Corsairs as one more objective in the course of the Long War. (one they will relish once it is complete)
The mechanical assassin Eidolon once attempted to kill both of the Blackspawn brothers during the infamous raid that would be known as the Burning of Haclon, and though it was unsuccessful in this, it is noted as one of the only beings that ever managed to engage both Ingar and Malak in single combat and emerge alive, a feat not duplicated by any other being before or since.
The Storm Draugar of the fearsome First Storm, led by the Blackspawn brothers themselves, assaulted the already belaugered world of Beilas, and in the end left the world a dead husk, soaked in the blood of weakling loyalist, mindless Kroot, and spineless Dark Eldar foes.
The Annihilation of ValarianEdit
The Storm Draugar decened upon the Hive World of Valarian with bloodlust in their black heats, and slaughtered millions before scoins of Lion El Jonson dared interfere. The Marines Baleful fought the Storm Draugar tooth and nail for every inch of ground and saved countless lives, much to the fury of the Storm Lord of the 7th Storm, Heshgar the Heathen. Heshgar ordered the blood of every loyalist spilled before he would ever consider retreat, for his hate for the Dark Angels was greater than any of the Storm Draugar. And so, block by block, street by street, room by room, the war carried on into bitter months. The Marines Baleful refused to abandon the world until they had saved as many as they could and many of their Battle-Brothers fell valiantly defending the innocent from the ravages of the Storm Draugar. In the end the thrice damned Storm Draugar had pushed the Marines Baleful and the legions of surviors they defended alongside the local PDF to the last station and forced the loyalists off the world.
But the Captian of the 3rd Company would not allow Heshgar his triumph, and bombared the world so severly that it began to fall apart as the Storm Draugar made a hasty retreat. Since that day, Heshgar the Heathen has sworn to tear the Marines Baleful Chapter asunder and bring these pious Space Marines low as his dark warriors can.
"So loyalists, tell me, dose the Empeor still protect?"- Malak Blackspawn to the corpses of six Astral Claws Space Marines of the 3rd Company after beating them to death with his fists
Malak Blackspawn is the eldist of the Blackspawn brothers and one of the most feared Chaos Lords in the whole of the Maelstrom. Malak Blackspawn began life as nothing but underhive garbage, born on the dying world of Cthonia. However, Malak was desitned to become a warrior the likes few had ever seen, with his sorcerer brother at his side, Malak dominated the Hives and soon carved out a small empire the likes of which had scarcely been seen in the plantes history. The Blackspawn name became a dark ledgend amongst the Hive Cities, a name that struck terror into the hearts of event the most ruthless crime lords and conjured up images of wonton brutality and destruction. Soon however, Horus Lupercal, soon to be favored son of the Emperor and eventual Warmaster of Chaos, met with the Blackspawn brothers and with his own mighty forces waged a short but legendary war with the Blackspawns hive gang. It is said that Lupercal had witnessed the Blackspawn brothers fighting side by side against his own forces, and decided it would be a much wiser option to force the brothers to serve him rather than kill them. Thus the Blackspawns and Horus called a truce and an allience was formed, Malak is noted to have been against the allience at first, but with urging from his brother accepted the terms of surrender.
It was not long after that the Emperor of Mankind decended upon the planet and found the first and greatest of his lost sons. When Horus swore loyalty to his father, the Blackspawns had no choice but to follow suit. Malaks supreme phsical condition and warrior spirit made him an ideal cantidate for the Luna Wolves and it was not long before he and his brother were both fighting for the glory of the Imperium alongside the rest of the VI Legion. Malak became a ledgend in his own right amongst the Astartes of the Luna Wolves, for his was the might of ten Astartes and his unbound fury and ten foot frame was a sight to behold as he carved his way through the foes of mankind, a living engine of destruction. Some say to this day Malak Blackspawn would have been better suited for the World Eaters such was his pention for brutality and violence, but their are also those who say his cunning and cruelty would have made him an ideal Night Lord. Malak served the Imperium for most of the Great Crusaide and soon was admitted into the glorious First Company alongside the Warmaster himself, many times Malak fought alongside Horus and his confidant, Abaddon. But Malak would always prefer the company of his psyker brother, Ingar, to that of his Primarch and his inner circle, and the two would often fight side by side, Malaks physical might and Ingars sorcerous powers making for an unstoppable combination.
Malak, as deciscive and headstrong as he was, always heeded his younger brothers advice and visons, for without Ingar, Malak would have certainly died ages ago. (a fact Ingar never ceced to remind his older brother of) And during the calamitous time of the Horus Heresy, Malak often sought his brothers wise council. After the events of Istavaan III and IV respectively, Malak noticed his brothers visons had become stronger and much more grim, wide eyed, his brother begged him to abandon Horus's mad crusade and follow him east, where their salvation lie. Malak was uneasy about abandoning the war against the Imeperium, not out of loyalty to Horus, but for fear of retribution from the rest of the Traitor Legions. But Ingar would not ceace, and soon his brother agreed. Malak, being the charasmatic of the duo, convinced Astartes from various other Legions to join them in their quest East. Mutch to the surpirse of his younger brother, Malak had convinced a small army of various Astartes to join them in their journy to salvation, convinced by the ledgend of the Blackspawns and their own traitorus thoughts on the Warmaster.
Soon Malak would find himself the master of a vast and anceint vessle in the midst of the Maelstrom, and later a devotee of the mysterious Black King. To Malak, his alleigence matters not, only the glory of conquest and battle. He fights the Imeprium, not because he hates it or because of any personal grudge, only because it enterains him and allows him to test his skill against the forces he once fought for. He strides into battle, hellbent on wreaking as much gory destruction as possible, his dark heart caring only for his own glory. If there were one loyalty Malak has other than to himself, it is to his brother, Ingar. Where other Chaos Lords would have slain any potental opponent to his power, thousands of years of fighting alongside one another and preserving one anothers lives has strengthend the bond of these brothers beyond even the corruption of the Warp. Should any foe ever target or harm Ingar, Malak will bear down on them with all the fury he can muster, and will not stop until they are mutilated beyond recognition.
Malak wears his signature Corrupted Terminator armor, origonally of the Cataphractii pattern. Malak Blackspawns armor has long been enchanted by his brother with dark runes and powerful void sheilds. It also has a Phantom Module, allowing Malak to get the drop on even the craftyest of foes. His armor is studded with sharp spikes and is a deadly weapon in its own right. Built into the guantlets of the armor are a pair of Arc Pistols that can incineraite lightly armored foes instantly and cook armored targets inside out. He is also never without his massive Relic Blade, Darkbane, which can slay even the mightest foes with one fell stroke and can penitraite even tank armor like it was parchment. Malak is famed for his sheer physical might, standing a full head above normal Astartes and strong enough to kill an Ork Warboss with his bare hands. (a skill he has displayed more than once) Malak is a brutal and relentless fighter, and will fight to the most bitter of ends against any foe foolish enough to face him head on. He often finds great joy in crushing the mightyest of foes and often seeks out the enemies leadership personally. Malak is often accompanied by a cadre of ancient Chaos Terminators who fanaticly follow him into battle seeing him as the "Dark Harbengier" of The Black King. Though he may seem simple minded in his brutal tatics, Malak is a natural leader and like any Son of Horus can lead an offence with seeming impunity, decimating any defence with contemptious ease.
When their mighty Chaos Lord takes the feild, it is said that the Storm Draugar cannot be defeated so great their battle lust and determination becomes, for they all seem Malak Blackspawn as the ultiment warrior of darkness, a truer champion of the Black King and Chaos itself cannot exist in the eyes of the Storm Draugar. As far as the Chaos Marines of the warband are concerned, Malak Blackspawn is invinceable and beyond the mightyest warrior to ever stride onto the battlefeilds of the 41st Millenium.
"And lo, your swords lay broken, and your sheilds shattered, your flames extingushed like a pitiful candle, and what have you to praise? Ashes? Corpses? Your own bloodied forms? If the Emperor is so great, why don't more potent warriors take up his cause?"- Ingar Blackspawn to a group of captured Dauntless Angels Space Marines following the Fall of Murbella
Ingar Blackspawn was once nothing more than the child of an underhive whore on a dying planet, the younger brother of a barbaric and opportunistic ganger only two years his senior. But after his thirteenth birthday, he discovered that he was a powerful psyker. Under normal circumstances, Ingars soul would have been devoured by heinous Warp Entities but somehow he managed to control his newly found powers and though years of harsh self diciplen became a very adept sorceror. While his brother, Malak Blackspawn, led from the front and was always direct, Ingar preferred to work behind the scenes, using his powers and inate cunning to bring his foes to ruin. (however if he deemed is necessary he was not above crushing his foes skull with a blunt object) Ingar soon developed a phynominal skill at divining the future and this ability would be the key to the duos survival in the bleak underhives and later the Galaxy. Ingar would plan and orchistraite, and his brother would execute, together the two became kings of the underhives, rulers of the desolate hell world that had tried so many times to kill them.
Soon however, another power rose, one that even Ingar did not forsee. Horus Lupercal soon dominated the planet with his own hive gang, all others fell before his mighty and perfectly organised forces. All that opposed the yet unkown Primarch fell, soon only the Blackspawn brothers stood to oppose him. Ingar was at a loss, every tatic he forsaw and planned for was thwarted, Horus attacks were unstoppable regardless of any precognition, his offence was beyond flawless. In the end, outnumbered and outclassed, Ingar urged his brother to call for a truce.
Following the merger of the Blackspawns Hive Gang and Horus Hive Gang, The Emperor of Mankind discovered the dying planet and reunited with his soon to be favored son. When Horus took his place beside his beloved father, Ingar had little choice but to follow. Soon he was trained, gene-seeded, and became a powerful Libraian of the Luna Wolves Legion. Ingar Blackpawns talant to foresee future events made him a very valuble asset to the Luna Wolves, and eventually became a tatical advisor for the Warmaster himself. Rarely did Ingar stride forth onto the feild of battle, but when he did, he was a herald of doom to all who opposed him, sidestepping feeble strikes and delivering death in a myrid of sorcerous forms or simply crushing the foe with his enchanted Maul, Soul Breaker. Often Ingar would have his own cadre of fellow Sorcerors, but when he was called upon the feild of battle, he would often seek out his brother, for together, with Malaks might and Ingars own flawless manipulation of the Warp, they were truely unstoppable, Ork Warbosses, Barbarian Kings, no abomination or heathean could stand against them. He often consuled his brother on how to defeat a particular foe or deal with a certain fortification, and thus was the driving force behind the duos constant victory and survival.
However, after the purge on Istavaan III and the buchery of Istavaan IV, Ingars visons became much more dark and a voice spoke to him in his dreams. Soon he began to see the end result of the Horus Heresy and that he and his brother would certainly perish during the final battle at the gates of the Imperial Palace. Certain that this would not be the case he sought out his brother and convinced him to go east, for there his visons prophisised, they would find salvation. Thus Malak gathered what support he could, and the duo set out East. Soon the Blackspawns were face to face with the Maelstrom..and Ingar prophisised that there, in that hellish and madding relm, they would find salvation in the form of a massive and well stocked Space Fortress of unknown orgin.
Soon however, Ingar's visions became increasingly vivid and his sanity was poised at the edge of an abyss, he constructed a shrine and soon daemons poured forth. They were agents of The Black King, the being that had led Ingar to the Space Fortress and saved him and his brother from certain destruction, immideatly Ingar accepted The Black King as his God, and the only God he would ever worship.
Since that day, Ingar Blackspawn has been a warrior-preist of The Black King, devout in his dark masters teachings, and pious in his destruction of his foes. However, his loyalty to his brother, who is undoubtabley the best feild commander of the Warband, is second to no other and should his brother be threatend he will come to his aide with all the sorcerous might he can summon and his own rather unblemished skills in the phsycial relm of combat.
Ingar Blackspawns wargear consists of his Enchanted Power Armor and mighty Daemon Maul, Soulbreaker. He also has The Gauntlets of The Crown, arcane power armor gauntlets that heavily empower Ingar with his other favored psychic displen, Telekinisis, allowing him to keep entire squads of lesser foes aloft or crushing them flat with a whim. Ingar has also been known to 'dabble' in pyrokeinsis and the use of deadly warp lighting. He is also an expert daemonlogist and can summon a cadre of daemons in mid battle with ease in addtion to his retinue of highly trained sorcerors.
In spite of this, Ingar Blackspawn is rarely seen upon the battlefield, content to command the fleet and orchistraite the Warbands movments and bring down the heavy guns of the warships upon the infidels. He guids his brother Malak and supports his planets side campagins with the expert acumen that comes from a master diviner and thousand years of combat experience. To the Chaos Marines of the Storm Draugar, Ingar is an undefeatable tatican and endowed with the very might of the Dark Gods, he may not stide into thunderous battle like his elder brother, but when he dose take the field, his foes will wish they were facing the quick blade of Malak as their souls are burnt, crushed, and sacrificed upon The Black Kings cruel altar.
Heshgar the HeathenEdit
"You call me Fallen, but you know it to be false... I have risen from the shadows, and though you have hunted me, wounded me, and outright slain me... Did you ever, for a second, think me defeated?"- The Heathen to a member of the Dark Angels Deathwing
Heshgar was once a young Dark Angel, brimming with zelous fire against the enemies of man. He fought in the Great Crusade, slew millions of xenos and heretics alike, and yet he was cast out with all the others who sided with Luther during the schism that destroyed the Dark Angels homeworld and left their Primarch but a living corpse. While many Fallen later tryed to forget their past or repent, Heshgar remained spitefully unrepentant, he would watch every single Dark Angel pay for the destruction of his homeworld and the damage done to his own ego. Heshgar was hunted across the stars nigh relentlessly by the Dark Angels, at every corner they found him. Heshgar turned to the Dark Gods simply to survive, but one voice whispered louder than all others. The Black Kings influence led Heshgar to a desolate and dead world on the very edge of the Maelstrom with a small retinue of mercenaries and heretics he had gathered over the years. When Hesgars meager schooner made planetfall it was immediately surrounded by Deathwing of an unknown Unforgiven Chapter. Heshgar almosted cursed the trecherous god that led him to this blasted world when suddenly Chaos Marines, clad in black and purple armor, lept from various hidden bunkers that surrounded the landing zone. A wolfish grin greeted Heshgars scarred and stoney features as he ordered his crew to fire scooners meger weapons upon the damned loyalists. Within seconds the entire Deathwing was wiped out, and the Storm Draugars loyal cultists began stripping the bodies of their valuable armor.
Hesgar stepped forth from his vessle, and was greeted with an ominous sight, two Chaos Marines, one a mountain of a Space Marine, the other bore extensive chaos markings and a black hood that covered his hawkish features. The large one spoke first, "So, this whelp wants to join the Long War?"
The hooded one merely nodded. The massive Chaos Marine stood inches away from Heshgar, and laid his hands on his pladrounes with a mighty clap, his helmets burning red eyes bore into Hesgars. For what seemed like an eternity the two were locked, Heshgar could feel the Chaos Lords eyes searching for something, deep within the recesess of Heshgars once pure soul. Finally the large one spoke, "You'll do...heathen, welcome to the Storm."
Heshgar "The Heathen" quickly proved himself an exellent addtion to the Warband, quickly becoming the Storm Lord of the 7th Storm and gaining quite the reputation with the Blackspawn brothers. However if anything keeps Hesghar alive it is not his loyalty to the Warband or his faith in the Dark Gods, it is his undying hatered for the ones he once called brother. Heshgar the Heathen could care less about Terra, or the Imperium, he lives to see the Dark Angels and all their Unforgivan fall before him, he hopes to wear the Lions skin as a cape, he wants to see the Rock blown to peices... In mirror image of his beloved Caliban.
Heshgar once reportedly fell in battle with a squad of eight Deathwing Marines from the Reclaimers Covenant, only to rise again through the influence of the Black King, clearly he has an important perpose to fufill if his Patron is so willing to expend the energy to keep him alive.
Heshgar is a masterful combatant in melee combat and his highly agressive combat style has made his Storm one of the most brutal. Wrathful and savage in the extreme, he flys into battle with his anceint Jump Pack, Wings of Vengance, which is said to be daemon possessed and fueled by the souls of the hundreds of Lion El Johnsons sons he has slain. His weapons of choice are Caliban's Vengeance, a mighty Power Axe that can carve through Terminator armor with ease, and Strife, a master crafted Plasma Pistol.
An ancient and infamous Chaos Marine, Collus once served alongside the Despoiler himself in the Great Crusade, and fought fervently for the glory of the Warmaster during the Horus Heresy. He and Malak would form a close bond of comradery during the Great Crusade, though Collus was not of Colsian blood, he had earned Malaks brotherhood when the two stood side by side against Ork forces during the Seige of Gurtan. However, unlike his freind and mentor, Collus followed at Horus' side after the Istvaan Massacers. Though he did not fault Malak for following his brothers preminitions, as he knew the bond between the two was stronger than any cause, he thought that Ingars visions were innane ramblings and nothing more.
Collus was at Horus Lupercal's side when the Emperor smote him, he saw Abaddon, a warrior he once respected and held close as a brother, turn tail and flee... he saw the Sons of Horus die on that day. But he would be damned if he stayed long enough to see it renamed the Black Legion. Just before he abandoned the Legion for the Malestrom, Collus openly spoke against Abaddon, calling him a weakling and a fool, saying that he let the Warmaster die in vain and that he was a disgrace to the blood of their Primarch.
Collus single-handedly fought his way to the Maelstrom, dodging the newly founded Inquisition, killing loyalists left and right, he finally limped his way into the Maelstrom aboard a crippled cargo ship. Collus drew what he felt would be his last breaths as he succumbed to his wounds, the bodies of an Inquisitor and a group of Ultramarines his only companions. When he awoke however, he saw a familliar form looming over him.
In spite of the fact that Collus did not join Malak when he first abandoned the Heresy, the Chaos Lord held no ill will against his old friend. However, the Malak Collus knew was no more, the brute that stood before him had found patronage under the banner of a dark and cunning god, and had become far more prone to anger than ever before. Regardless, Collus was once again amongst warriors he could be proud of, true sons of Chaos.
Collus is wise and forward thinking, unlike his liege, who is brash and headstrong. Collus also beleives in the virtues of brotherhood and honor, even amongst the ranks of the Storm Draugar, and is well liked by his fellows. He holds nothing but hate for the Black Legion, ardently calling himself "A true son of Horus." And even the Blackspawns will not speak ill of the late Warmaster in his company.
Collus is often found at Malaks side, clad in his ancient suit of Cataphractii Terminator armor, and brandishing his Power Claw and Possessed Storm Bolter. On his back he proudly bears the black banner of the Storm Draugar, which doubles as a Teleportation Beacon, so that he may summon his bothers to his side at a whim.
Hane and DaumaEdit
Hane and Dauma are twin Chaos Marine Sorcerers who were originally captured and trained by the Schola Chaoticia. However, once the two potent psykers had learned to control their powers at a rudimentary level, they managed to escape, hijaking a valuble voidcraft and escaping via a blind Warp jump. For three weeks the two simply drifted about in deep space until a scouting craft from the 5th Storm discovered them. They were immidately inducted into the Warband and survived to become full Chaos Space Marines. The duo forged a name for themselves and eventually came to the attention of the Warbands Cheif Scorcerer, Ingar Blackspawn. Ingar procured the two, and began to train them the secrets he himself knew...but never divluged all of the arcane secrets he knew. Thus the two are his personal bodyguards and assist him in complex rituals.
Hane and Dauma are both sadistic and cold in the exreme, and are exremely deadly with their dark powers. Both are well versed in daemonology and pryomancy, as well as "dabbling" in biomancy. They are each armed with a Daemon Halberd which can channle their blasts of flame and lighting, and can cleave through even tank armor with ease.
A savage berzerker imbued with the Butcher's Nails by choice, Sharn is a fanatic Blessed Champion and one of the foremost religious leader of the Warband. Sharn was once a young whelp of the Night Lords, taken directly from Nostramo's teaming ranks of criminal scum. Though Sharn was exceptional at sewing terror and fear, he was considered to dim witted and violent to ever be a "true" Night Lord. Disdained by his Primarch, as many of the newer Legionaries were, and constantly put down by his senior peers who saw him as a pawn and little more, Sharn joined the then legendary Blackspawn brothers in their abandonment of the Heresy. When Sharn was introduced to the power of the Black King, he was swept up in a religious fit, believing the Black King to be the Warbands personal patron, and that he, Sharn the fool, Sharn the pawn, would become his most mighty and respected follower, and show all those who doubted him just how mighty he could become without their cowardess holding him back.
Sharn fanatically devoted himself the Warbands new god, and, through his terrorist skills and expertise in battle, became one of the most mighty Blessed Champions of the Warband, even more so than the few Dark Apostles from the Word Bearers.
Now blessed with powerful sorcery, and his martial skill greatly enhanced by the Butcher's Nails and millenium of combat experience, the one who was tauntingly called whelp in his own Legion is now respected and feared in the Storm Draugar Warband.
In battle Sharn is always flanked by a vast cadre of hand picked cultists and bears his mighty Crown Flail and sorcerous powers into battle, wreaking what he calls "Divine Havoc" amongst the enemies ranks. Ruthless and utterly psychotic, Sharn is the picture of a raving fanatic, his zealous fury to crush all of the galaxy's infidel races and empires completely consuming his being.
Geudan the VanquishedEdit
A deadly Chaos Drednaught kept chained on Lupercal's Folley when none of the Storms are in need of his sheer might, Geudan the Vanquished is a living cautionary tale to the other Aspiring Champions of the Storm Draugar. Geudan was once an Astartes in his prime, a more prime example of the Storm Draugars unrelenting brutality and might not seen since Malak himself. Geudan served alongside the Blackspawn brothers himself, and many say he would have one day become an astute Draguar Lord, leading his own Storm into battle against Xenos wretches and Imperial weaklings.
But such a life was cut short by an Equalizers Veteran Sniper, whose Oblivion Sniper Rifle tore into Geudan's chest, destroying his primary heart and damaging the secondary almost beyond repair. Malak, though more than willing to dispose of the failure, instead had him entombed in the cold prison of a Contempter Pattern Dreadnaught, as an example to all those who disappointed the Greatest of Draugar Lords.
Geudan is a shattered wreck of his former self, his ambitions cut out from underneath him by what he sees as a cruel twist of fate, he now vents his bitter wrath upon mankind, his massive Power Fists and underslung Heavy Flamers doling out his vengeance on all who dare stand before this titan of platesteel and admantium. Though mocked by various upstarts within the Warband when he is in stasis or out of earshot, Geudan is given a wise amount of respect when he is on the field, for, unlike so many Chaos Drednaughts, he has maintained his sanity and is completely aware of his position, and has little patience for any mortal that crosses him, be he friend or foe.
A Renegade Gene-Lord from the barbarian Calipsian Hordes, at one time Nimian had an army of geneticaly enhanced super soilders at her beck and call. But now, dethroned by a relitive and framed for crimes against the Hordes, Nimian eeks out a comfortable living creating legions of lightly enhanced warriors for the Storm Draugar to transform into fully fledged Space Marines or deadly Janessaries. Though exremely concited and conving, she has proven herself more than maliable to the Blackspawns designs, and her only complaint is the substandard materials she is forced to work with on a daily basis, longing for the luxeries of her former occupation as a barbarian warlord. She is rarely if ever seen outside of her inner sanctum on Lupercal's Folley, and though she can easily create generation after generation of slightly enchanced slave-warriors to serve the Storm Draugar, she lacks the rescources to create Feral Gene-Warriors the like she used to command in droves. (Weather this is an intentional move by the Blackspawn brothers or a mere reality of their situation is unknown)
- "First they make the classic blunder of falling to the Moronic Powers, then they double down by choosing to worship one gods that basically doesn't even matter. These idiots wouldn't be worth a moment of my time except they have stuff that should belong to me."
- "You walk a path of servitude and weakness. I walk a path of damnation that far eclipses your parasitic gods of chaos!"
- —Izrivan Luvt to Malak Blackspawn upon their final duel.
- "The forgotten god, seethes in the dark. His power is great, but his hands are fit to hold only strings. Upon the strings, two brothers dance. They shall dance to his whim until the strings are cut."
- "The major gods, they only feud and quarrel amongst themselves, while Praxia seeks only everlasting unity. A fine example of this fact is our alliance with the Storm Draugar, concrete proof that Praxia shall triumph in the end, for only He can unite Chaos."
- —Charon the Thrice-Blessed, Chaos Lord of the Nevermourn
- A Draugar is a creature of Norse Mythology, a basicly a vengful spirit of an evil person, Draugar were able to grow at will and drive mortals mad with their mere presence, they could also "swim through rock" and drank the blood of their victems. A Draugar could only be killed if its head was cut off, its body burned to ash, and its remaines cast into the sea.
- The Storm Draugars themesong is False King By Two Steps from Hell.
- Ingar and Malaks personal themesong is Play God by Deathstars