‘Warsmith Atlas Dhoryon was born in the Olympian City state of Myrmidia. He was born a bastard son to the king of Myrmidia, the queen having died giving childbirth to twins, the only heirs to the throne. The twins, Korin and Janus, fought constantly, bickering about this and that, often who would gain the throne when their father had died. When Atlas was born, the king took him into his household and gave him the surname of Dhoryon, the name of an ancient Myrmidian hero, in an attempt to give the boy a small measure of honor. Atlas was immediately accepted by Janus, and they grew to be close friends, training in the art of war together and serving as a part of the royal army, Janus at sixteen years of age, and Atlas at only twelve, though seeing limited engagement. Korin grew deeply jealous. Having been born with two legs of differing sizes, he was unable to fight in the war, and thus spent his childhood at the senate. When Janus and Korin turned fifteen, Korin entered his father chambers late at night, slaying him in his sleep. The next day, he arrived at the senate bearing his father’s head in his hands, and wearing the crown of Myrmidia on his brow. Janus and Atlas were imprisoned and often tortured. Korin had his body modified with countless expensive surgeries, granting him superhuman strength and speed. Atlas and Janus spent three years in the dungeons until the Cataphracts seized the throne. Janus died soon after their release, having had both of his legs and arms removed at the command of Korin, and the stumps developing vicious diseases. Ursus Tharsan handed the throne to Atlas, and Atlas graciously accepted, beginning a friendship between Ursus that would have them inducted into the Iron Warriors together. Under his rule, Myrmidia flourished, growing rich and finding peace with many cities that they had been at war with because of Korin. When the Emperor arrived upon Olympia he discovered Myrmidia fairly quickly, enlisting Atlas and Ursus, along with almost a hundred other boys that did not pass the initiation into the IV. Atlas rose through the IV Grand Battalion quickly, showing extreme prowess with his twin blades, and an incredible tactical acumen. He grew to be the personal champion and head advisor of Warsmith Bardych Throssus, a hero of Terra and the Iron Warriors that had fought since the creation of the Legion. When Throssus fell upon Isryugh IV, Atlas stood above his corpse, slaying hundreds of Orks swarming through a break in the Iron Warriors walls. After the battle, he was voted into the Warsmith position, awarded the black stripe upon his helmet, a mark of honour and sacrifice in the IV Grand Battalion, and Perturabo himself awarded the Grand Battalion their own Expeditionary Fleet.-Gharth Copenius, Chronicles of the IV Grand Battalion
Really like the Heresy era Iron Warriors Pyromancer Also really like background like this, adding that depth to the models.
Edited by Insane Psychopath, 24 June 2014 - 05:04 PM.