Who’s Who

War has waged across the Corvus Cluster for almost two years now, and an assortment of heroes—and villains—have emerged. I thought it would be useful to put together a “Who’s Who” of our small corner of the galaxy.

I’ve attempted to include all individuals who’ve been active since our narrative campaign began on 3 001 735.M41, and I have included a number of individuals who are only casually mentioned in passing. Everyone is organized alphabetically, albeit under various factions within the Sector.

As possible, I have included links to more detailed biographies—or at least to their reference in the various “historical documents.”—TheGM

ADEPTUS MECHANICUS

Abnightus, explorator, Adeptus Mechanicus—This mysterious tech priest hired Rogue Raider Adeon Drake for an illicit mission to explore xeno ruins on the quarantined world of Stigmata. (Pyramids of Stigmata: An Adeon Drake Adventure)

Vorkalth, genetor, Adeptus Mechanicus—Betrayed his Imperial Guard escort as he attempted to acquire xeno genetic material at a destroyed Mechanicus science outpost on Petronius IV. Assumed killed in nuclear explosion. (Incident on Petronius IV)

CHAOS

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The Lady Adriana

Lady Adriana, daemon of Slannesh—The beautiful and deadly consort of Count Johaan Feracci keeps a deadly secret, one that one day will shake the foundations of Imperial rule in the Corvus Cluster. (The Lady Adriana: Seductress of Slannesh)

Vardis Forbin—Proprietor of the House of Subtle Delights, a house of pleasure on Belliose III that is infamous for its debauchery. Forbin led the cult whose heretical spell casting helped Adriana cross over to Real Space, and he introduced Adriana to Count Johaan Feracci. (The Fall of Feracci)

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Voloh Gudag

Voloh Gudag—Responsible for the Kassig Plague and the destruction of an entire company of Space Marines, Gudag is the ultimate villain of the Corvus Cluster. He has been condemned by Imperial authorities as Excommunicate Traitoris. (Chaos Warlock Voloh Gudag)

Haruspex—A charismatic mutant who seized control of the ruins of Ungoloth, an abandoned hive city on Morkai, and led his followers in the Mutant War of 412.M41. (Morkai: History of a dying world)

IMPERIAL GUARD

Domitus Alexandria, commissar-captain, 728th Cadian Regiment—Oversaw the famed “Evacuation of Tokai,” in which 40 civilian ships rescued 4,700 civilians as their plantation was overrun by Kroot warriors. (Dar Sai: Tau March on Malati)

Nadi Boramus, private, 728th Regiment—Interviewed by regimental intelligence officers as they analyzed the loss of Malati to Tau forces. (Malati falls to Tau attack – Part 2)

Tomas Bradan, corporal, 23rd Pradeep Militia. The sole survivor of a failed ambush on the Tau vanguard as they marched on Maltai. After a nightmarish escape through enemy territory, he was executed by firing squad for fleeing in the face of the enemy. (Dar Sai: Tau march on Malati)

Malor Brynsyka, corporal, 728th Regiment—Known only for a quote: “They may not be major battles, but any time you face one of those greenskin brutes up close, it’s the fight of your life.” (Patrols report skirmishes south of Barad Mine)

Sergio Calius, captain, Hegria PDF—After two battlefield defeats that allowed the orks to capture Veris Island, Calius was shot by Commissar-Major Rael Dracus as a lesson to the PDF that retreat was not an option. (The fall of Veris Island)

Fulton Carobius, major, 728th Cadian Regiment—Commanded a reinforced company of troops against ork forces in the Rakora Sand Dune Region, southwest of the Barad Mine. (Patrols report skirmishes south of Barad Mine)

Catillo and Haddaway, privates, 728th Cadian Regiment—Two sad sack guardsmen who have earned the enmity of Pvt. Tyesha Levers for running away during the fall of Malati. (Two soldiers reflect on defeat – Battle of the White Tower)

Vernetta Cunnane, major, 728th Regiment—An intelligence officer who authored a report summarizing two small skirmishes near the Barad Mine on Hegira. (Patrols report skirmishes south of Barad Mine)

Anton Delmara, lieutenant, 728th Cadian Regiment. His hastily organized defense of the town of Saalon held for three days, fatally delaying the Tau advance on the port city of Malati on the moon of Dar Sai. (Dar Sai: Tau march on Malati)

Matias Donnan, captain, 728th Cadian Regiment, and commandant, Pradeep Defense Forces (Tau repulsed in Battle of Pradeep)

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Commissar-Major Rael Dracos

Rael Dracos, commissar-major, Hegira PDF HQ—A charismatic commissar sent to bolster the morale of the Hegira PDF. One way to “bolster” the PDF’s fighting spirit was to shoot Captain Sergio Calius after the loss of Veris Island. (Commissar-Major Rael Dracos)

Oriel Drustan, lieutenant, 23rd Pradeep Militia—As leader of a small detachment of PDF, he attempted to ambush the vanguard of the Tau in the western forests of Dar Sai. Killed in the battle, he was named a Hero of Dar Sai. (Dar Sai: Tau march on Malati)

Zarath Falz, captain, Baker Co., 728th Regiment—An officer who led a rearguard force during the fall of Malati on Dar Sai. (Surviving Port Malati-Journal of Pvt. Levers)

Azrael Gann, major, 18th Dar Sai PDF—Major Gann commanded a small detachment of Dar Sai PDF that successfully repulsed a Tau attack on the Sandeep Plains. (Imperial Guard defeat Tau at Sandeep Plains)

August Klein, colonel, 728th Cadian Regiment—A brave and dedicated regimental commander who has led his regiment to numerous victories—and defeats—during the war on Hegira. (Ork invaders repulsed at Susa City – Part 2)

Gregorus Konstantin, sub-captain, Dar Sai PDF—Commanded Imperial forces when the Tau first attempted to seize the port city of Malati. (First Battle of Malati)

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Tyesha Levers

Tyesha Levers, private, 728th Cadian Regiment—Her private journal’s description of the fall of Malati became one of the most important historical records of the war on Dar Sai. (Surviving Port Malati: Journal of Pvt. Levers)

Frankt Majaro, sergeant, 728th Cadian Regiment—The gruff and long-suffering platoon sergeant who must deal with two sad sack troopers, Catillo and Haddaway. (Two soldiers reflect on defeat – Battle of the White Tower)

Aiden Medb, astropath—An Imperial-sanctioned psyker who often transmits messages for the Imperial military in the Sculptor System.

Leonatos Mensen, captain, 728th Cadian Regiment—Commanded a small reconnaissance force that defeated an ork warband southeast of Barad Mine. (Patrols report skirmishes south of Barad Mine)

Mael Nuallano, commissar-colonel, Hegira PDF, Supreme HQ. Interrogated Commissar-Major Rael Dracos after the loss of Veris Island on Hegira. (The Fall of Veris Island)

Col. Fakhri Pasha is commander of the 2nd Tallarn Regiment and is respected for leading his troops from the front line. He has perfected the highly mobile tactics that have made the regiment an elite unit.

Col. Fakhri Pasha is commander of the 2nd Tallarn Regiment and is respected for leading his troops from the front line. He has perfected the highly mobile tactics that have made the regiment an elite unit.

Fakhyri Pasha, colonel, 002 Tallarn Regiment—A greatly respected commander who has perfected the highly mobile tactics of this elite Imiperial Guard regiment. (Tallarn troops deploy in Sculptor System)

Andre Paulo, colonel, Dar Sai Militia—As Kroot warriors attacked the Tokai plantation on Dar Sai, this brave warrior commanded the delaying action that allowed civilians to evacuate to safety. (Dar Sai: Tau march on Malati)

Paullus Karalis, captain, Third Battalion, 112th Regiment, Hegira PDF—Bewildered by the tactical challenges of urban combat, this commander led his battalion to a catastrophic defeat on the outskirts of the Barad Mine. (Hegira PDF slaughtered at Barad Mine)

Usiel Pask, major, 728th Cadian Regiment—Tank commander and great-great-grandfather of the renown Knight Commander Pask who would command Imperial armor in the last century of M41. (Orks stopped again at Barad Mine)

Dale Serios, colonel, Hegira PDF—After unsuccessfully defending the Tarak Mines, this officer led a valiant and suicidal reargard action to allow his shattered command to escape. Died in action. (Tarak Mines lost to massive ork attack)

Caleb Shabaughn, astropath—An Imperial-sanctioned psyker who broadcast the first known report of Rumlar Grimrekkah.

Stevrous Stark, captain, 728th Cadian Regiment—Known as the Hero of Dar Sai, this young captain won renown for his military successes against the Tau invasion. He eventually found himself in command of all military forces on the beleaguered moon. (Battle of the Manufactorum)

Paulo Stovall, major, 728th Cadian Regiment—The death of this officer was reported in a final voxcast from the Barad Mine, just minutes before the final defenses were overrun by an ork horde. (Panic spreads with fall of Barad Mine to orks)

Pernium Thule, lieutenant, 132nd Cadian Regiment—Seeking to determine the fate of a long-silent Mechanicus outpost, this officer was betrayed by a Tech Priest but escaped. He was later executed by the Inquisition as part of a cover-up of the mission, but he was awarded the Sontaran Cross posthumously. (Incident on Petronius IV)

Delmara Stryker, captain, 728th Cadian Regiment—After his superior was injured by enemy fire, this officer took command of the Malati defenses during the second Tau attack. Stryker was summarily executed by the regimental commissar for his failure to hold the city. (Malati falls to Tau attack)

Donian Tellis, captain, 728th Cadian Regiment—A tank ace with an uncanny talent for targeting enemy armor. His accurate fire proved useless at the Third Battle the Tarak Mines.

Tiberius Vectrix, general, Hegira Planetary Defense Force—As supreme commander of all Imperial forces on the moon of Hegria, Vectrix has overseen the desperate struggle to defeat the ork invasion. (Border Clash on Veris Island)

Marcus Villiers, lieutenant, Hegira PDF. Author of the first known military analysis of the emerging ork warlord, Kaptin’ Rumlar. (The Kaptin (Part II) Rumlar Grimrekkah)

Cauis Velaz, captain, 728th Cadian Regiment—An Imperial Guard officer who played a key role in the successful defense of Susa City, the capital of Hegira. (Ork invaders repulsed at Susa City)

IMPERIAL NAVY

Khrysdam Alrod, military scholar, Nguyen Naval Base—A retired naval officer and military scholar who commented publicly about on the Imperial navy defeat over Hegira in 735.M41. (Imperial Navy suffers disaster at Hegira)

Hausu Dinola, admiral, Imperial Navy—This senior officer has a strained relationship with Commodore Gadea Hennard, who once sarcastically informed the admiral that he’d read the Tactica Imperialis. (Imperial Navy suffers disaster at Hegira)

Mariel Guilliman, astropath, Fleet Corvus—An Imperial-sanctioned psyker who serves as a communications medium for Commodore Gadea Hennard. (Imperial Navy suffers disaster at Hegira)

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Commodore Hennard, commander of Fleet Corvus.

Gadea Hennard, commodore, Fleet Corvus—An undistinguished and prickly naval officer who is widely considered to be mediocre at best. Despite this opinion, Hennard pulled off an impressive victory over the Tau in a battle over the world of Dar Sai. (Commodore Gadea Hennard, Fleet Corvus)

Coyo Horner, Captain, Blessed Ignorance—This ill-fated commander of a Tyrant-class cruiser was killed—with the rest of his task force—while defending Hegira from the ork Kill Krooser, Da Butcha, commanded by Kaptin’ Stompafist. (Imperial Navy suffers diaster at Hegira)

Tomas Logan, commander, Destroyer Squadron #1921 (“Red Squadron”)—Broadcast the first warning that the ork Kill Kroozer, Da Butcha, was heading toward Hegira. He and his squadron were destroyed in the subsequent naval battle. (Imperial Navy suffers diaster at Hegira)

Marcus Speakeman, captain, Fleet Corvus—Long-suffering intelligence officer for Commodore Hennard. (A new Tau invasion: Assault on Yaisdra IX)

IMPERIAL OFFICIALS

Confessor Guidonis Bernard—Fanatical zealot who seeks out heretics across the Segmentum, Bernard is an Imperial priest who leaves ruin in his wake. (Confessor Bernard threatens holy war)

Aldros Cierza—Mayor of a Mora, a small plantation on Dar Sai, Cierza attempted to surrender his community to the invading Tau to avoid a possible xeno attack. He was seized and executed by the Inquisition. (Inquisition strikes at Mora)

Hugo Fenring, founder of House Fenring, Morkai—Commander of a lost detachment of Imperial Knights, Fenring assumed leadership of the war-torn hive city of Charcharoth in M34. (Morkai: History of a dying world)

Justinian Hypatia, praetor (planetary governor), Dar Sai. Credited with responded quickly to Tau incursions to his world, in stark contrast to the inept government of Belzagor. (Dar Sai, second moon of Scupltor III)

Valtyr Kech, arbitrator, Dar Sai—Took credit for the execution of the traitorous mayor of Mora because the Inquisition chose to hide its involvement. (Inquisition strikes at Mora)

Fabius Nemetorius—Grand Elector, Morkai. Senior Imperial official on the desert world of Morkai. (Morkai – Vengence System)

Orrick Pontius—justicar, Adeptus Arbites, Intelligence Service. First to identify xeno (Tau) effort to subvert Imperial authority on Balzagor in 732.M41. (Belzgor – Sculptor IV)

Favious Syagrius, praetor (planetary governor), Hegira—This aged but respected Imperial servant has helped mobilize—and calm—the citizenry of Hegira in its war against the orks. (728th Cadian Regiment reinforces Hegira defenses)

Gregor Thule, governor, Belzagor—The Inquisition considers this corrupt aristocrat to be incompetent to the point of treason. (Belzabor – Sculptor IV)

INQUISITION

Adonai Drusus—An acolyte to Inquisitor Serillian. Drusus often is used as an independent investigator by his superior. In 735.M41, he led the mission to seize the Aldros Cierza, an imperial official on Dar Sai who turned traitor. (Inquisition strikes at Mora)

Jason Scarn—A brutish, cold-hearted, but talented bounty hunter who has lately come to the attention of the Inquisition. (Bounty Hunter Jason Scarn)

Inquisitor Serillian—A member of the Ordos Xeno, Serillian remains a mysterious but fiercely loyal defender of the Imperium. [All other information redacted.]

Primus Szar, astropath—An Imperial-sanctioned psyker who serves the Inquisition.

KNIGHTS OF ALTAIR

Marcus Adalardo, captain, 4th company—Disappeared with his company and the Battle Barge, The Emperor Defiant, as it chased the traitor Voloh Gudag into the dreaded Jericho Reach in 387.M41. (Chaos Warlock Voloh Gudag)

Brother-Sergeant Quintas, Squad Quintas, 4th Company—Supported an Inquisition mission against Tau diplomats at the Mora plantation on Dar Sai. (Inquisition strikes at Mora)

Dreadnought Boras—A venerable dreadnought and great hero of the Imperium, Boras recently was roused from his slumbers to serve the 4th Company. (Dreadnought Boras deploys to 4th Company)

IoculusAdrias Ioculus, high marshal—A brilliant but stern Chapter Master, Ioculus has led the Knights of Altair to victory after victory. (High Marshal Adrias Ioculus)

Marius Nevarre, captain, 4th Company—The commander of a newly reformed 4th Company, Nevarre is the living embodiment of all that is admirable in the Astartes. Yet the exterminatus of an Imperial world lies heavy upon his conscience. (Captain Marius Nevarre of the Knights of Altair)

Brother-Sergeant Valerus—His story was the introductory article of this narrative campaign. Valerus was a hot-tempered Space Marine whose pride led to his downfall. (The lament of Brother-Sergeant Velerus)

ORKS

Doomacka, freeboota, Al’Gel System—Commander of Da Pounda, a Kill Kroozer, Doomacka recruited a number of ork ships to ambush a Tau task force near Al’gel V. (Tau and ork shops clash at asteroid KV-9)

Skutax Greenclaw, warlord, Al’Gel II—Warlord who commanded a major assault on the Tau invasion force and became a major leader of ork forces. (Greenclaw launches assault on Tau)

Oguban, Hegira—Along with Kuzak, an ork warrior who is the first to spot the orbital drop of ork reinforcements to Hegria, delivered by Kaptin Stumpafist. (Company’s Coming)

Skarug Graverippah, warboss, Hegira—A tactically astute (some would say cowardly) warboss who lost the Second Battle of the Tarak Mines. His name came about as Skarug always seems to survive a battle—no matter how many times he gets “killed.” (Guard retakes Tarak Mines in fast fight)

Vuzazh Greaseguzla, mekboy, Hegira—A member of the Blood Axe tribe, Greaseguzla led the successful defense of the Iron Spires after the Imperium pushed back the orks from Susa City. He is now the go-to guy when Da Sarge needs something done. (Unmentioned in blog but still official.)

Kaptin’ Rumlar Grimrekkah, leader of a potential ork WAAAGH!—The most notorious “celebrity” of the Corvus Cluster, this Blood Moon warlord has turned the moon of Hegira into a bloody warzone that has cost the lives of millions. (Ork Freebooterz – The Kaptin)

Kuzak, Hegira—Companion to Oguban, a younger ork who has picked up the odd habit of saluting, a gesture he picked up from observing human opponents. (Company’s Coming)

Fast Eddy Rikken Orker, ace pilot, Hegira—The “best” ork flier on Hegira, as Rikken Orker has only been shot down twice. His boast: “Hey, when I crash, I get back in the air. Those other bums just die.” (Imperial advance stalls in Iron Spires)

Da Sarge, warboss, Hegira—One of the more cunning ork warbosses on Hegira, he is often sent by Rumlar to command the toughest battles. (Orks take Iron Spires in fourth battle)

Shmitty, mekboy, Hegira—The most “talented” mekboy working for Rumlar, Shmitty has a talent for distracting his overlord, who is quick to squash underlings who fail him. He is a Blood Moon like Rumlar, but he is working with Greaseguzla to fleece Rumlar for every tooth they can. (Rumlar has a talk with Shmitty the Mek)

Slapdash—The grot orderly for Rumlar, ‘Dash has a unique talent for survival, always managing to be somewhere else when bad news must be delivered. (Rumlar has a talk with Shmitty the Mek)

Kaptin' Stompafist

Kaptin’ Stompafist

Kaptin’ Stompafist—One of the saddest disappointments of this campaign was the Admiral Nelson-like death of this great ork space captain, who was killed on his bridge as he defeated an entire Imperial Navy task force with but a single Kill Kroozer. (Ork Kaptin’ Stompafist)

ROGUE TRADERS

Mordax Ahaus, psyker—A 500-year-old psyker, confined to an anti-gravity life-suppot unit, is an important companion to Rogue Trader Adeon Drake. (Rogue Trader Adeon Drake)

Oriol Belisarius, Imperial-sanctioned navigator—A childhood friend of Adeon Drake, Belisarius is a representative of an ancient and proud Navigator House on Holy Terra. (Rogue Trader Adeon Drake)

Laana Castronova, consort—A young aristocrat who fled an arranged marriage to become consort to Adeon Drake. (Rogue Trader Adeon Drake)

Adeon Drake, rogue trader—A likable if somewhat quick-to-shoot scamp who gets into all kinds of troublesome adventures for fun and profit. He recently woke up the Necrons on Stigmata, a misadventure that may come back to haunt him. (Rogue Trader Adeon Drake)

Johaan Feracci, count, Belliose III—A powerful but decadent nobleman and arch-rival to Adeon Drake, Feracci is doomed man by the attentions of a consort who secretly is a daemon of Slannesh. (Rogue Trader Count Johaan Feracci)

Mattaus Feracci, count, Belliose III—A powerful aristocrat who was killed by a jokaero death spider. Possibly murdered by his son, Johaan, who inherited a vast merchant fleet. (Rogue Trader Count Johaan Feracci)

Torina Hollarn, consort—Also, technically a consort of Adeon Drake, Hallarn actually serves Drake as a trade negotiator. (Rogue Trader Adeon Drake)

Harlen Leopold, deceased—“Uncle” Leopold was the beloved guardian of Adeon Drake who upon his death bequeathed his merchant ship to his young ward. (Rogue Trader Adeon Drake)

Titus Marbray, seneschal to Adeon Drake—This former Imperial Guard officer handles the administrative side of Drake’s trading business and serves as a body guard. (Rogue Trader Adeon Drake)

SPACE WOLVES

Vaer Grimblood, Squad Valdar—Second in command in Brother-Sergeant Torrin Valdar’s squad, which raided Media III. (Space Wolves raid xeno base on Media III)

Gunnar Stormbrow, Wolf Scout—Conducted reconnaissance mission of Tau military installation on Media III. (A grizzled Wolf keeps watch on the Tau)

Torrin Valdar, brother-sergeant—Commanded the raid on the Tau base on Media III. (Space Wolves raid xeno base on Media III)

TAU

Aun’el Mor’kan Tal’is’ta, ethereal—A historian of the Dal’yth Sept, who wrote “The complete History of the Al’gen Campaign.” Dies in 776.M41. (Tau crush ork fleet in Al’gel System)

Commander Bloodsword, commander, Al’gel II—Prodigy of the famed Commander Puretide, Bloodsword leads the Tau invasion force on Al’gel II. (Tau invasion of Al’gel II meets fierce opposition)

Kor’el Dal-ta’ai, naval captain—Distinguished Tau naval officer who killed when his ship, The Greater Good, was destroyed in battle against the Imperial Navy near the moon of Dar Sai. (Tau naval captain: Kor’el Dal-ta’ai)

Admiral Lightning, naval commander—A veteran officer who recently won a great victory over an ork fleet orbiting Al’gel II. (Tau crush ork fleet in Al’gel System)

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Commander Swiftstrike

Commander Swiftstrike, commander, Dar Sai—Currently trapped on Dar Sai, this talented warrior is seeking to defeat Imperial troops despite the fact that his supply lines have been severed. (Shash’el Tash’var Jax’nesh – Commander Swiftstrike)

Shas’el Ko’vash, subcommander, Al’Gel II—Commanded Hunter Cadre IV during the massive ork attack led by the warlord “Greenclaw.” Dismissed at end of battle and reassigned to the Yaisdra Campaign. (Shas’el Ko’vash)

Shas’O Kes’Ath, subcommander, Dar Sai—The Tau officer who commanded the first Tau attack on the port city of Maltai. He was repulsed, and Comander Swiftstrike took command. (First Battle of Malati)

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