From Istorphiles, Emperor's Servant:
Of Vermillio Toderan, we can be thankful that the arcahic records have endured to our time. Of what is undeniably certain, we know that he reached the rank of Captain within Legio III, Emperor's Children. Captain Toderan commanded the 64th Company of the XIIth Cohort of the VIth Millenial of the Emperor's Children, and commanded the company until its demise during the Siege of Terra.
The rest, fellow Servants of the Emperor, is conjecture from unsubstantiated sources: read on with caution.
Vermillio Toderan was born of the planet Byzas, the son of a mid-level noble, and an easy recruit for the 3rd Legion long after the planet's early compliance. Toderan was blessed with genetic purity and an unremarkable ascension to astartes. Toderan was soon assigned to the 64th Company, which had already gained repute as 'Byzan', being majority composed of the world's own.
Vermillio is noted to have served first in standard tactical capacities, before moving to 64th Company tactical support, mastering the volkite caliver in the twilight of the weapon's extended service within the Great Crusade. After considerable combat time accrued in the rank of Sergeant, Toderan was sent abroad for seasoning, an obvious pitch by the 64th's then-Captain, Maximan Lyros, for future command.
Toderan, alongside a small contingent of 3rd Legion pilots, were sent to Legio I, Dark Angels, to gain additional combat experience in the Xiphon Pattern Interceptor. Here, learning alongside the esoterically trained masters of the Ravenwing, Vermillio experienced war on a new front, and from the perspective of the warrior-knights of Caliban, allowed limited insight into the inclusive First Legion.
After his seasoning with the Dark Angels, Toderan was received by the 64th Company as a Tribune Ordinary to serve along the congenial Captain Lyros, who received orders from the Praetorate to arrive in orbit above the surface of Isstvan III.
In the wake of Maximan Lyros' death, sealed by his Terran blood, at the hands of the Life Eater virus, Vermillio Toderan rose to the rank of Captain of the 64th, and was given jurisprudence to organize the 64th's role in the defense of Isstvan V. In unofficial record, Captain Toderan was seen embarked upon the Legion Fellblade Blade of Byzas during an armored rout of the Xth following the death of the Primarch Ferrus Manus, directing the Xiphon flight Sophiae to strike retreating Iron Hands mechanized assets at the column's flanks. The action earned Toderan, and the 64th, minor Legion accolade.
The only further record which exists of the Captain is his involvement at the Siege of Terra, during the actions at the Long Room, actions I persistently seek to uncover.
Follow on, fellow Servants of the Emperor, for I seek to enlighten.
Edited by TheSpeckledTrout, 24 December 2019 - 01:20 AM.