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Company of Kildare
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The badge of the rogue Blackshield Company

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Legio Name:

Blackshield Company




Company of Kildare






Dramatis Personae

Alban Trun - Lord Commander of the Company of Kildare, Former VIIth Legion Praetor

Cadimus Gerhard - Senior Templar Brethren, still loyal to the Imperial Fists but closely tied with the Company

Joranus Montbard - Lord Captain of the Company of Kildare

Everard Aetheus - Consul Chaplain of the Company of Kildare

Ychne Ghrem - Consul Herald of the Company of Kildare, progenitor of the formation of the Company.

Sarius Luthar - Consul Vigilator of the Company of Kildare


The birth of the Company

While originally a detachment, L-VII-3177, of the Imperial Fists stationed in the Kildrech System before the onset of the Heresy, the Company of Kildare have since set aside their oaths of loyalty to the Emperor and instead have taken to the path which has led them to be known as Blackshields. Their original mission, to safeguard the Kildrech Fortress, is still their prime concern but the Company has expanded that duty to the entirety of the System and its people. It is evident that the Oath Bond between the Knight House Kildare, Legio Crucius Templari and the former Imperial fists is still in effect which may indicate that one or both of the other parties in the alliance may have began sowing the seeds of doubt into the Astartes psyche as early as their original arrival in the System. Irrelevant of this, it appears that the trigger point in the former elite detachments 'defection' came shortly after the first stages of The Rallying of Trugoy campaign.

Having been ordered by their Primarch himself to respond to the Loyalist rallying point in Trugoy the, then loyal Astartes of the VIIth, send a significant strike force to the warzone to assist the defense of the system. During the early stages of the conflict the first signs of betrayal emerged; the planetary Governor of Trugoy quickly revealed his true motivations and the dark rituals he had been prosecuting deep within the planets hives. Although the Loyalists forces recovered from the deception and repelled the first Traitors offensive the blow was a significant one and one which prevented the defenders from delivering a counter assault which could have ended the war then and there. But the atrocities did not end there; before the fighting had even fully gotten underway, a entire detachment of Ultramarines shed their skins to reveal their true selves to be an entire cadre of infiltrated Alpha Legionnaires.

The sense of betrayal, distrust and deception became almost palpable for the Kildrech Astartes, their comrades no longer trustworthy, their goals questionable and their faith shaken. Having taken heavy casualties and significant lose of armour and being stood down by Loyalist Command, the detachments commander, Alban Trun, ordered his Standard Bearer, Ychne Ghrem, to Nestro in preparation for their departure back to the Kildrech System. It was at this stage that the greatest treachery occurred; with the fighting on Nestro centered around the Fists Cruiser Ghrem had no choice but to lead his squad into the death zone of the station and take part in the attempted repelling of the Traitors boarding actions. When the destruction of the Pacificus forced the ejection of the entire docking arm that Ghrem had been fighting on, and Loyalist Command had declared all allied combatants KIA on board, the commander of the Kildrech Fists flew into a rage and confronted the senior commanders of the Loyalist forces.

While his commander was demanding explanations the leader of the Templar contingent, Cadimus Gerhard, led a rescue mission into the rapidly descending arm of Nestro in order to recover Ghrem and the sacred relic banner he bore with him. The moment the rescue team entered the chaotic wreckage it was evident that all command and loyalty had broken down, the first enemy to face them had been a hysterical Astartes of non other than their own Legion, the deranged Fist opened fire without hesitation and after attempts to subdue him failed, the Templars, under the protective shield wall of their Warders, cut the warrior down. From that point time stretched to what seemed like an eternity, the team moved from corridor to corridor, coming under fire from anyone they encountered and responding in turn. Every corner revealed more atrocities of desperate, fearful, men trying to escape their fate and, worse, others simply taking advantage of the situation and reveling in the chaos.

After only thirty seven minutes, which had seemed like hours, Gerhard located the Banners locator transponder and with it, the gruesome figure of Ychne striding across the blood spattered decking. Having lost the rest of his fellow Command Squad Ghrem had fought on, experiencing the same disgust at the ease with which the loyalty of his cousins had broken down. Reunited with his comrades, Ghrem led them back to their waiting evac ship, through areas of complete tranquility and vast hangers exposed to the void and filled with the carnage of war.

Once aboard their ship, the Duty, the command circle of the Kildrech Crusade met. After reviewing the battle summaries of the opening stages of the campaign followed by the harrowing pict feed footage of Ghrem, the evidence was clear; their allegiance was no longer to these fickle warmongers who reveled in death and slaughter and knew no more of honour. They would put their faith in the Fates as the Moirai as advised on Kildrech, they would lead their own lives and wash their hands of these warring factions..... after Vengeance was done.

Combat Reports for L-XXXX-1979


Ashes of Pyre
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Excerpt from The Horus Heresy: Famous Campaigns and notable battles

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Baylonian Insurrection
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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 ..→

Second Compliance of Corabie
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The Second Compliance of Corabie

With the arrival of the Imperial forces through the Warp ..→

The Corruption of Plutonem Majorum
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Orbis Commercium lays in the centre of four Systems Lux Plutones, Tenebris Plutones, ..→

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

The Second Golloch War
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Prelude to War

The Golloch Cluster is a nebulous region of space containing thousands of ..→

The Tomb of Galahad
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Prelude to War

Sometime before the Heresy erupted throughout the Imperium, Crusade Fleet ..→


Battle Name Date Planet Battle Outcome Battle Summary
Baylonian Insurrection~Act 3 216.008.M31 System Wide Traitor

Maintaining the momentum from their advances in the previous stage of the Campaign the Traitors fleet secured the naval lane between Dur-Kazit and Laigach while the Loyalists continued to ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Act 4 292.008.M31 System Wide Traitor

Even with a number of covert strikes against Dur-Kazit written off as failures, the Loyalist command pushed ahead with the all out assault against the Traitors territories on the Fortress World. ..→

Baylonian Insurrection~Act 6 388.008.M31 System Wide Loyalist

With both forces reaching a certain level of impasse the Campaign entered a new stage of attrition; both factions launching harassing assaults against each others strongholds in an attempt to break ..→

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~Act 9 637.008.M31 System Wide Unresolved

Cautious of the emboldened Synod forces from the previous phase of the war, both Traitors and Loyalists played a far more defensive tactic then either of them had for a long time. Unwilling to leave ..→

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 16 388.008.M31 Oteal Zone Mortalis Unresolved

A Hit & Run zone mortalis strike mission against a Loyalist Cruiser

Breaking of Centrumeh Gate~Ep.4 - Descent of the Accipiter 460.009.M31 Raynes Secessionist

Crippled and dying, the Traitors Cruiser Accipiter has entered a decaying orbit around the Knight World of Raynes. Together with the revelations that their former masters orchestrated the initial ..→

Second Compliance of Corabie~Phase 1

As if by mutual agreement the initial attempts of both the Loyalist and Traitor forces on Corabie to secure territory and resources for their respective host hives concentrated on the Dilari ..→

Second Compliance of Corabie~Phase 2

Withdrawing from the Dilari Wastelands early, foreseeing their defeat in that area, the Loyalists instead regrouped and made an early sprint for an area which had caught their attention; The Sultor ..→

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


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~Taking of SEC Idre Anchorage 7 499.009.M31 SEC Idre Anchorage 7 Unresolved

July - Varangian Heresy

Its location as a fuel station on one of the stable space lanes through the Golloch Cluster has made SEC Idre Anchorage 7 a haven for rumors and rogue data. Everything ..→

The Tomb of Galahad~ACT of Heresy

As the final salvos from the Traitors fleet crippled the remaining Loyalists cruisers covering the main forces retreat the hooded Watcher began to move. Sliding past the lifeless bodies of hundreds ..→

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