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14th Chapter, The Chem Barons
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Legio XIV

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The Death Guard Legion







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The Chem Barons are so called for their chapter's predilection for using sanctioned weapons on their enemies; radioactive munitions, phosphex ordinance, and viral clades of extreme potency.

Unlike many other Death Guard forces, the Chem Barons employ the services of many Apothecaries. However not in their usual capacity as corpsmen and frontline medical support, Apothecaries are favoured within the 14th Chapter for their expertise in developing new ways to destroy life. A notable example of this is the mad apothecary Viktor Strug, who some have rumoured tested many of his worst creations on his brother Astartes.

The Chem Barons are almost exclusively genetic stock from Barbarus, drawn from the populations that rose up with Mortarion, the Reaper, in his fight to overthrow the alien overlords of Pre-Imperial Barbarus. As such when Mortarion pledged his allegiance to Horus Lupercal the 14th Chapter followed willingly.

Currently engaged in the fight for the Oteal System, the Chem Barons are utilised primarily as a terror force of incredibly potency, or in situations where attrition tactics will carry the fight.

The current make up of the chapter is that of a heavy artillery force with terminator line breaker units mounted in Spartan and Land Raider transports.

Notable Personalities & Units of Renown

The Baron Durim, pict capture during the Baylonian Insurrection, murdering his way through abhuman soldiers

The Baron Durim, The Ace of Clades

The Baron Durim is the leader of the 14th Chapter of the Deathguard Legion, an oddity in his own chapter due to his heritage as a Terran born son of Old Albia. Never the less Durim is one of Mortarion's staunchest supporters and most able commanders.

Durim was a veteran before Mortarion had even been rediscovered on the poison wreathed planet of Barbarus, a shock assault commander in the Dusk Raiders legion, Durim had made war across the Solar System under the gaze of the Emperor of man for decades before repainting his armour in the colours of the XIVth Legion. Legend has it that Durim was taken by the Emperor's agents from a noble family of Old Albia as the fulfilment of an old pact, it is this story along with his speedy rise through the ranks that earned Durim the title of "The Baron", an ironic title given the later history of the Legion.

Durim was almost immediately singled out for greatness by Mortarion on his rediscovery, an incredibly stoic individual Durim personified the spirit of the XIVth. His background as a shock commander in the Dusk Raiders had also exposed him to the worst weapons in the Imperial arsenal and given him great tactical insight into their application on the field of battle. As such Mortarion tasked the 14th Chapter with the use of the most dangerous and sanctioned weapons available to him as the Lord of Death, his only command that they become the personification of his deadly wrath.

The Baron Durim carries a giant man reaper scythe that was gifted to him by his Lord Mortarion at the end of the Orthanian Genocide Campaign that Durim oversaw. The scythe is known as Korr, Old Albian for Reaper, and Durim wields it in battle with the finality of its namesake.

The Plague Doctor; Viktor Strug, Pict Capture Nestro Station

Apothecary Viktor Strug, The Plague Doctor

A madman even by the standards of the 14th Chapter of the Death Guard, Viktor Strug has left a swathe of destruction and death across the galaxy.

Rumoured to have been experimenting on his own legion brothers, Strug's insanity came to a head when he reverse engineered a sample of the life eater virus that was found inside a stasis vault and then tested it on the population of an Imperial Agri-world, murdering hundreds of millions of citizens in just a few hours.

Strug has found a place for his mad talents within the 14th Chapter and has earned himself the cognem of "The Plague Doctor". Instead of being horrified by his actions, The Baron Durim sees Strug as a priceless asset and the greatest expert in chemical and atomic warfare the legiones Astartes has ever produced.

It is said that on his elevation to the chapter's chief apothecary, The Baron Durim gifted Strug with a laboratory space in which to continue his insane sciences. Code named the Clade Laboratory, this facility is actively being sought by many loyalist forces, hell bent on it and it's owner's destruction.

Viktor Strug's Playground, the clade labratory

Combat Reports for L-XIV-3076


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

Breaking of Centrumeh Gate
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Prelude to War

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

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


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~Zone Mortalis Operation 3 153.008.M31 Dur-Kazit Loyalist

A Rescue Operation to recover a captured Salamanders Praetor

After no less than eight separate sorties onto the Traitor held world Dur-Kazit, the Loyalist forces managed to locate, secure and ..→

Breaking of Centrumeh Gate~Ep.1 - ACT of Heresy: Sudeen 058.009.M31 Sudeen Secessionist

As the first shots were fired in the opening salvos on the surface of Raynes the Mechanicum forces on Sudeen executed their own plans; thousand of troops including mercenary Astartes and allied ..→

The Rallying of Trugoy~Ep.2 - Escape from Nestro 197.008.M31 Nestro Unresolved
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With the destruction of the Light Cruiser Pacificus the Nestro Dockyards sustained significant damage to one of its primary construction arms. ..→

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