my name is Veliad Kelborn, remembrancer of the Questoris Familia, tasked to write down the tales of the so called Scarlet Onslaught or better known as House Valcorian, the heirs of Lordahron.
Attached you will find their tragic past, which is full of loss, sacrifice and heroism. But then the Imperium came to save them. The holy Adeptus Astartes of the famous Black Templars helped them in their most desparate our, taking them as allies and teaching them everything about His glory Great Crusade.
Soon, they adapted. Soon, they left their past behind, renaming themselves House Valcorian.
But enough of an old man telling stories. Please continue. Embrace their legacy. When you will meet them on the battlefield, you will see them from a different point of view.
Please forgive me for adding some ancient pictures I have found in our archives. Though they are not owned by me or House Valcorian, I found them suitable.
For Him on Terra!
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Title: The heirs of Lordahron
Household Grade: Secundus (on its way to achieve rank Primus)
Warden Domain: Lordahron (formerly), crusading fleet Scarlet Onslaught (current)
Cognomen: The Burning Blades, The Scarlet Crusaders, formerly known as House Atreis
Allied Legions/ Forge Worlds: Forge World of Deepforge, Black Templars, Ecclisiarchy
Allegiance: Fedelitas Extremis
Founded by the great Lord Tyr in the 25th Millennium during the Age of Technology, House Valcorian has a long and glorious history boasting some of the finest warriors ever to sit on the Throne Mechanicum. Eons ago, there was no single Household on Valcorian as their ancestors have divided into seven separate kingdoms with Atreis being the strongest. The elite cadre of the seven kingdoms nobles can trace its illustrious ancestry back to a time when their forefathers rode horses into battle against the beasts and Wildorks of their homeworld, fighting desperate battles against the terrible beasts. In their first years on the seemingly beautiful world of Lordahron, the early settlers lacked the means to make use of their Knight STCs, unable to mine the components to craft the Adamantium required to fabricate the walkers. In their place, native steed like creatures, called Talbaks, were used, perfectly adapted to the environment of Lordahron. Astride these mounts the knights, clad in baroque armour of techno-plate crafted from locally-mined iron, would do battle. The mightiest of their number was Tyr, who slew two Lurkers and an Orkboss with his lurkerbone lance before eventually becoming Atreis' inaugural ruler, making it the most powerful and venerated of all seven kingdoms. Even though the Knight suits enabled the nobles to finally overcome the beasts and held the Orks checked, they never forgot the skills they had mastered.
To this day, Lordahrons Knights are amongst the very deadliest in battle. Though these times are long gone, just like the beasts themselves, the nobles still test their fighting skills against each other on talbakback, each one a great warrior both in and out of his Knight armor, in the wide halls of their flagship Atreis. Their unification into one Household, after their tragic loss of Lordahron, resulted in a House of consummate bladesmen, each one deadly in close quarters with a Reaper Chainsword and more than capable of besting war machines many times their own size with a flurry of devastating thrusts and cuts. House Valcorian is one of the Imperium's greatest knightly houses, despite being one of the mediocre in number with about 150 Knights at its disposal. In honor of the cavalry formations that once battled the beast’s and Orks of their ancient homeworld, House Valcorian refers to a household detachment of its Knights as a Lance. Indeed, the Knights of House Valcorian crave such melee combat, and have earned a bloody reputation for aggressiveness in battle, charging quickly into their foes and rending them to scraps.
Tales of House Atreis
Tales of Honor
The Scarlet Onslaught
Notable Elements of House Valcorian
Edited by Kelborn, 10 June 2016 - 08:14 PM.