L-VIII-0381

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Night Lords 37th Company "The Bloodied"
L-VIII-0381
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Legio

Legio VIII

Legio Name:

The Night Lords Legion

Designation:

L-VIII-0381

Cognomen:

The Bloodied

Allegiance:

Traitor

Owner:

User:chopper008

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History

"The Bloodied" was originally a slur used by Terran companies, to insinuate that the 37th were lacking prowess in assaults and hence would be bloodied by their enemies. The jackals of the 37th proved the falsehood of these taunts on the black sands of the Urghal Depression. Together with the staunch soldier-engineers of the Iron Warriors 23rd Grand Battalion, the 37th mercilessly crushed the forces of the false Emperor deployed to Isstvan V. After completely destroying a Salamanders Assault Squad, to the amusement of the 1st Claw watching from the shadows, the Iron Warriors Battalion Champion, Valence Kaden, was gifted a Nostraman Chainglaive by Clawmaster Hek Matulla. Shortly thereafter a Raven Guard ambush removed Hek Matulla's head from his neck. The 23rd and 37th swore oaths of blood and vengeance and pursued the cowardly remnants of the XIXth to the edges of the Black Hills. A number of Raven Guard escaped the retribution that was their due, lead by an enigmatic Centurion and a coterie of Mor Deythan.

As a flood of Angron's maniacs poured into the hills, the Iron Warriors and Night Lords were recalled to the fleet. Swiftly Horus issued orders through Perturabo and his brothers, as Angron pursued Corax and the Word Bearer's set about their profane rites and ceremonies on the sands below. Elements of the legions loyal to the Warmaster were to be dispatched to the forgeworld of Estebaan VII. Horus knew this world of vital import would raise his banner above their weapon fanes and munition forges - sweet fruit borne from seeds of dissent long sown.

As towers of black and green legion war plate were built to celebrate the Dropsite Massacre, warships from the Traitor legions were already leaving geostationary high orbit for the system's Mandeville points. First the doughty 23rd lead by the newly promoted Triarch, Kroeger, then the 37th, then the World Eaters 9th departed the Isstvan system.

While in warp transit, the Battalion leadership and title of "The Bloodied" was assumed by Captain Arkan Hasal, an appropriate title given the amount of Legionary blood already, and also yet to be, spilt during the First Inter-legionary war by the veteran murderers of this battle forged battalion.

The 37th arrived to find a complicit coven of Tech-Magos had turned the production might of Estebaan VII to aid the Warmaster's forces. After resupply and now joined by a small number of Alpha Legion and Word Bearer ships, the fleet left to prosecute further objectives in the galactic east. Kroeger had received fresh taskings from the Warmaster - take the Legionary fleet and the might of Estebaan VII to Segmentum Australis. Exterminate the Legionary forces of the 189th Expeditionary Fleet, believed to be a Company of Blood Angels and the ships company of an Imperial Fist cruiser, cast into the segmentum by the warp storms afflicting the Retribution fleet. It was suspected survivors of the Raven Guard, Salamanders and Iron Hands might link up with these forces, as Enlightened - tainted navigators - had detected warp spore of the Raven Guard Centurion's forces heading in this direction. This close to Macragge, it was likely the cobalt clad wardens of the XIIIth would be patrolling - any found were to be prosecuted for their crime of fidelity to Terra.

After a short period of chasing warp shadows and data ghosts, the Company was split. Desco Tel, Headsman of the Void Claws, was tasked with leading a combat team to continue pursuing the shattered legions. This would bring them to the Pandorum warzone. The larger part of the Company would move to the Oteal System. As reward for joining a coordinated effort by the increasingly dysfunctional Traitor Legions, the Company Commander, Arkhan Hasal, was promoted to form part of the Theatre Command Cadre. Nargan Skulltaker, Headsman of Raptors, after scheming and politicking (and with some help from the Moritat Serdir Jal), became the new Commander of the 37th. In a display of arrogance and hubris, he personally lead the boarding of the first unidentified cruiser encountered by the VIIIth in the System. This lead to his swift demise as the cruiser was discovered to be the demesne of a Loyalist Solar Auxilia Commander, overseeing delivery of nitrogneous protein pastes to the Loyalist forces in the warzone. Morgor "Redblade", Headsman of Executioners, true heir-apparent of Hasal, was elevated to command the Company, although Hasal retained the title "The Bloodied".

In Pandorum, a geneseed replication facility had been established after Isstvan V by Dark Mechanicus Magi Biologis. The facility was processing, testing and "perfecting" loyalist geneseed recovered from the Urghal Depression. The Bloodied knew this facility would have a twofold purpose; bolster the forces loyal to Horus and also lure in the remnants of the Throne-thralls, making them ripe for destruction. This came to fruition, with the coalesced fragments of Loyalists they had encountered earlier arriving to disrupt the facility's work. The initial, and typically blunt, approach of the Imperial Fist void vessel met with disaster for the VIIth Legion. Their erstwhile allies of the XIIIth deserted them to return to Ultramar. Their attempts to bombard the facility from close orbit was disrupted by Traitor incursion wrecking many of systems within the chartreuse coloured ship, rendering it incapable of warp translation. The Loyalists, shattered once more, withdrew to the edge of the system. Seeing a more indirect approach may be necessary, all Astartes capable of hefting a bolt gun, lead by the Raven Guard Centurion (now a Shadow Captain) made covert planetfall. After a period of skirmishes involving infiltration teams from numerous Legions, including Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Salamanders and Raven Guard, the Traitor production facility was breached. Valuable geneseed was recovered and the means for the Warmaster to replenish it destroyed. The Loyalists withdrew, with grim satisfaction, though bruised and chastened, as the Shadow Captain was torn down by the merciless fighters of the XVIth. In no small part they were aided by teams of seemingly Loyal World Eaters, Sons of Horus and Night Lords. It is suspected that these warriors were in fact lead by, or entirely composed of, Alpha Legion legionaries, as usual working towards their own, inscrutable goals. The System was scoured of war material and the Traitors withdrew. For the survivors of the 37th, the insane conflict for Geigenhive was to follow.

Meanwhile, in the Oteal System, the Baylonian Insurrection - a protracted period of high intensity warfare - was unfolding. In conjunction with the fragmented forces of myriad Traitor companies, driven forward mercilessly by Corpse Grinder high command and utilising the enigmatic schemes of Alpha Legion leader cells, the Traitors laid much of Oteal to waste. A brief uprising by the renegade Baylonian Synod reduced the primary Forge World to rad flensed ruins. The lap dogs of the Corpse-to-be were driven from the system and its remaining material purloined to refit the victorious Traitors.


Battles

Isstvan V

Pandorum

Baylonian (Oteal)

Geigenhive and Centrumeh (Trugoy)

Metam V

Pyre

Heroes

Hek Matulla - deceased on Isstvan V

Arkan Hasal - withdrawn to advise the Oteal Theatre Commander directly

Nargan 'Skulltaker' - captured by Solar Auxilia forces and summarily executed

Morgor 'Redblade' - currently leading the major part of the Company in the Pyre System

Yeros 'Blood Eagle' - Clawmaster of the Raptors

Desco Tel - currently leading the lesser part of the Company


Order of Battle

The 37th Company is a Battalion sized force that through attrition is well below full strength. Over the last 2 years it has regained some of its strength. Currently operating with approximately 300 Legionaries.

HQ

Clawmaster Morgor Redblade (Praetor)

First Claw (Battalion Command Squad)

Chaplain

Librarian


Battalion assets

3 Contemptor Dreadnoughts

3 Legion Dreadnoughts

Leviathan Siege Dreadnought

5 Legion Drop Pods

2 Dreadnought Drop Pod

3 Dreadclaw Drop Pods

3 Fire Raptors inc "Darkest Night"

3 Storm Eagles

3 Lightning Strike Fighters

2 Artillery Claws

Whirlwind Scorpius

Damocles Rhino

Recon Rhino

Apothecarion Claw

3 Reconaissance Claws lead by Vigilator

Javelin Squadron

2 Landspeeder Squadrons


1st Company - the Scarred

3 Veteran Claws

2 Tartaros Terminator Claws


2nd Company

2 Tactical Claws

1 Tactical Support Claws

2 Heavy Support Claws


3rd Company - the Void Claws

3 Breacher Claws

2 Cataphractii Terminator Claws


4th Company - the Executioners

3 Terror Claws

1 Seeker Claw

1 Sniper Section


5th Company - the Raptors

3 Assault Claws

1 Night Raptor Claw

3 Outrider Claws

2 Attack Bike Claws

1 Destroyer Claw plus Moritat Serdir "Bloodless" Jal


Attached Fleet assets

Avenger Squadron

Combat Reports for L-VIII-0381

Campaigns

Baylonian Insurrection
Baylonian Insurrection Ribbon.png 139.008.M31 System Wide Traitor Victory

Prelude

Even before the shocking actions of Istvaan filtered through to the Australis Ultima ..→

Breaking of Centrumeh Gate
Breaking Ribbon.jpg 003.009.M31 System Wide Unresolved

Prelude to War

While a number of Houses and at least one Company are known to have ..→

The Rallying of Trugoy
Rallying of Trugoy Ribbon.jpg 063.008.M31 System Wide Unresolved

Prologues

The Warmasters great betrayal is announced to the galaxy with the bloody brutal ..→


Battles

Battle Name Date Planet Battle Outcome Battle Summary
Baylonian Insurrection~Act 1 139.008.M31 System Wide Loyalist

With the recall of all Imperial forces to the Trugoy System leaving the Oteal system largely defenseless the Governor based on Laigach prepared his forces for invasion from the enemy on two ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Act 10 694.008.M31 System Wide Traitor

With the final offensive launched, it was only a matter of time before the Traitors declared victory over the system. It was a testament to their resolve that the Loyalist forces held on for as long ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Act 2 158.008.M31 System Wide Traitor

Using their holdings on Dur-Kazit as a staging point the Traitors were the first to strike out in a renewed attempt to seize territory after a brief respite fractured by sporadic strike force ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Act 5 350.008.M31 System Wide Traitor

Attempting to reconsolidate their position on Dur-Kazit the Traitors forces launches a series of offensives in an effort to retake the entire planet and maintain their control. While somewhat ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Act 7 464.008.M31 System Wide Traitor

Whether it was the failed attempt to cripple each others ships or a planned change of tactics, the Traitors were no longer willing to play the same game. Entering a new phase of the Campaign the ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Act 8 541.008.M31 System Wide Unresolved

With the act of rebellion the Baylonian Synod brought the wrath of not only the Loyalists but the Traitors as well. Their intention to reclaim their lost empire and stand apart from the warring ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 1 153.008.M31 Kych Loyalist

A Rescue Operation to recover the Primarch Horus.

While there were a number of strike teams dispatched to rescue the Warmaster, the Loyalists had guarded their prize well and repelled most of the ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 10 350.008.M31 Dur-Kazit Traitor

A Rescue Operation to recover the Primarch Corax.

While there were a number of strike teams dispatched to rescue the Primarch, the Traitors had guarded their prize well and repelled most of the ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 12 388.008.M31 Dur-Kazit Loyalist

A rescue operation to recover the Salamanders Primarch, Vulcan.

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 13 388.008.M31 Dur-Kazit Traitor

A rescue operation to recover the Words Bearers Primarch, Lorgar.

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 14 388.008.M31 Cipaar Traitor

The Rescue of V’Ren

Kyros V’Ren’s eyes suddenly burst open from his meditation as he heard a firefight erupted from outside his cell. He had been trapped in the Imperial Fist holding facility ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 15 388.008.M31 Oteal Zone Mortalis Unresolved

A Hit & Run zone mortalis strike mission against a Traitor Cruiser.


Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 18 464.008.M31 Oteal Zone Mortalis Traitor

A Relic Hunt Operation on the destroyed remains of Cipaar (Yahrum).

Spearheaded by an allied Night Lords and Alpha Legion assault the Traitors strike teams decimated the unprepared Loyalist ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 19 464.008.M31 Oteal Zone Mortalis Loyalist

A Relic Hunt Operation on the destroyed remains of Cipaar (Yahrum).

Taking advantage of the Traitors overconfidence the Loyalist forces consolidated their strikes and countered the enemies attempts ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 22 637.008.M31 Oteal Zone Mortalis Unresolved

A Relic Hunt Operation on the destroyed remains of Cipaar (Yahrum).


Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 9 298.008.M31 Baylon Loyalist

A Garrison Overrun Mission.

A single Traitor territory on Baylon has become isolated and is a prime target for intensive covert strikes in order to destroy the small Garrison presence. There is ..→

Breaking of Centrumeh Gate~Ep.1 - ACT of Heresy: Westarnes 058.009.M31 Westarnes Traitor

Being the seat of the Imperial presence in the System and the governing force of the entire Sub-Sector, Westarnes should have been a bastion of strength and the central core of any defensive ..→

The Rallying of Trugoy~Ep.4 - Siege of Geigenhive 617.008.M31 Trugoy Traitor

Prologue.

Following the death of Ferrus Manus on the black sands of the Urgall Depression, information and whispers of the Geigenhive on Trugoy first got back to Warmaster's ears. ..→

The Second Golloch War~The Taking of Sevastopol Station 249.009.M31 Sevastopol Station Traitor

April - Covenant of Fire

Sevastopol Station is the collective name for a system of docking stations, defense platforms, and weapon batteries defending Mandeville point TK-421, better known as ..→


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