Phase One: Huron and the Malestorm[ edit ] Many years ago, there was an asshole actually quite decent fellow at first called Lugft Huron , who controlled the Astral Claws and a sector called Badab. With the aid of the Lamenters and Mantis Warriors Collectively known as the Maelstrom Warders , he ruled the Maelstrom Zone, named because it contained the warp rift known as the Maelstrom. He had one job, namely making sure whatever came out of that hellhole got booted back into it posthaste, and he did it well. So well that at one point, Huron asked the High Lords of Terra to start a crusade into the Maelstrom. So Huron got mad.
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Phase One: Huron and the Malestorm[ edit ] Many years ago, there was an asshole actually quite decent fellow at first called Lugft Huron , who controlled the Astral Claws and a sector called Badab.
With the aid of the Lamenters and Mantis Warriors Collectively known as the Maelstrom Warders , he ruled the Maelstrom Zone, named because it contained the warp rift known as the Maelstrom.
He had one job, namely making sure whatever came out of that hellhole got booted back into it posthaste, and he did it well. So well that at one point, Huron asked the High Lords of Terra to start a crusade into the Maelstrom.
So Huron got mad. After years, the High Lords had enough and set a fleet to take the Tithe, which Huron fired upon, claiming they threatened him. The local trade lords attempted to send fleets because he was fucking over the economy with his blockades, but they vanished.
Due to these events, Huron now self-proclaimed as "The Tyrant of Badab" cut off all ties between the Maelstrom Zone and the outside galaxy, further pissing off the Trade Lords. They agreed, seeing an opportunity to settle an old grudge with the Astral Claws. Problem was, the Mantis warriors were bestest bros with the Astral Claws kicking deviant asses for hundred of years together tends to do that , and they saw the intervention of the Fire Hawks as nothing but a crude ploy by the Adeptus Terra to bully their pals so they promptly shot them down.
Thus the Badab War truly began. After some more fighting, the Marines Errant and a company of the Executioners came to help the Fire Hawks and Astral Claws respectively. Though the Executioners were loyal, they owed the Astral Claws a favor for saving their asses a few years ago. The Trade Lords and Fire Hawks attemped to strike at the heart of the Separatists war effort, but it turned out to be a trap laid down by Huron and they both got their asses handed over.
To make things worse, the Mantis Warrios managed to lure the Marines Errant into yet another trap and they too got their asses kicked and ran off like little bitches.
Slightly miffed , the High Lords sent the Red Scorpions , Raptors and Salamanders to sort the the Secessionists out once and for all with extreme prejudice. The Marines Errant and Fire Hawks came back from their asskicking to fight again, aided by the newcomers of the Novamarines. The newly assembled loyalist force scored a few wins against the Tyrant, and gained enough of a foothold to stop the fighting for some negotiations.
But the negotiations were short : some Chaos dudes jumped out of the huge warp-rift everyone forgot to defend, and exploded the Chapter Masters of the Red Scorpions and Mantis Warriors. Thus the hope for the war ending died. The resulting slaughter would leave the Griffons unable to keep fighting the war, even after the Novamarines timely arrival saved their sorry asses. An Astral Claws Apothecary was captured and interrogated, revealing precious secrets.
He was actually a part of the Tiger Claws chapter, who nearly died out and merged with the Astral Claws. It turned out the Geneseed tithes were withheld for greater reasons than defiance: Huron was expanding the Astral Claws to beyond Codex Astartes norms and dreamed of creating a force equal to the ancient Space Marine Legions.
Further investigation revealed that the Astral Claws Apothecarion had also been conducting gene-seed experiments. Phase Four: The Tyrant stands alone[ edit ] Fresh forces from the Exorcists and Sons of Medusa arrive, while the Novamarines, Raptors and Howling Griffons were dismissed, officially to combat an Ork invasion, but the truth was that the High Lords thought they were too nice to be trusted to kill off the Secessionists.
The Salamanders refused, while the Inquisition kept arguing with them, knowing they were bros with the Executioners and the nicest chapter around. Eventually they gave up trying to talk them into reassigning themselves. They killed all but Lamenters , who surrendered really they ran out of bullets, chainswords snapped from over use, and their combat knives dulled to the point of uselessness like the unlucky bad-asses they are.
The Fire Angels withdrew, due to their heavy losses and hating having to serve with the assholes of the Space Sharks. The Executioners learnt that the Astral Claws were stealing the geneseed of the chapters they killed regardless of the source , and became a rogue element, fighting both loyalist and secessionist.
Eventually, they found themselves in a standoff with the Salamanders , who convinced them to surrender and bargained a pardon from the High Lords in exchange of having the Executioners undergo a penitent crusade. Huron, having fallen deeper into madness over the years, fully seceded from the Imperium, and made the Imperial Cult illegal, as well as all Imperial iconography.
Phase Five: The fall of Badab[ edit ] Now that the Astral Claws themselves were the only renegades remaining, Carab Culln decided it was time to take the fight to the Badab itself. With the help of the Exorcists and his own Red Scorpions , he led an invasion into the gates of the system. But since the place was obviously a vital strategic point for the campaign, Huron was awaiting them and the ensuing battle caused heavy losses on both sides.
The Star Phantoms appeared, presumably because the author wanted to insert as many chapters as he can into this clusterfuck or maybe because their planet got sucked into the warp and they were looking for somewhere to crash.
The Exorcists went out to blockade the system, ensuring that no Astral Claws shall escape. Huron killed a captain of the Star Phantoms, but had half of his body destroyed. In the chaos as all the ships retreated from the dying planet, the Exorcists accidentally shot down a few loyalists, letting Huron escape. In the aftermath, the Star Phantoms became the new rulers of the Badab Sector. The planets and goods of the Mantis Warriors, Lamenters and Executioners were given to the Fire Hawks , Minotaurs and Salamanders respectively, as the secessionists were forced into year penitent crusades.
The surviving Astral Claws were executed. The Space Sharks forced the youth to fight to the death and recruited the winners. He prayed for survival for him and his chapter, and four nice fellows heard him. And give much better than they got Executioners Later went rogue and fucked up both sides shit.
Second in size and extent only to the Eye of Terror , the Maelstrom is a vast Warp Rift that scars both the physical universe and the fabric of the Immaterium beyond. The Maelstrom covers an area many hundreds of light years across, and its presence in space is marked by a vast, slowly turning gyre comprised of nebulae, dust and stellar material in which countless stars and worlds have long been lost to the Empyrean. During the Great Crusade, the vast armies of the Emperor of Mankind attempted to penetrate the Maelstrom and cleanse it of the evils that lurked within. Hundreds of warships and thousands of troops were lost in the early campaigns during the Great Crusade era, and with the rest of the galaxy to reconquer, the Emperor declared the region Purgatus. In the years following the Horus Heresy , Primarch Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines Space Marine Legion decided that the inhabitants of the Maelstrom were too great a threat to the shaky stability of the recovering Imperium to ignore, and ordered the surrounding regions reinforced in an effort to contain any attacks that might originate from within. Over time, the Imperium slowly established several important Imperial outposts within the Maelstrom Zone during the 38th and 39th Millennia.
Imperial Armour Volume 9: The Badab War - Part One
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