Thanks for your kind words D-PL. It's fun to get inside the head of a character and imagine his life, and what he thinks and how he feels. I hope you approve of my interpretation of a small moment in the life of your Chapter.
(I am curious though which shame are you referring to?)
In my mind Sartanus and his fellow first generation Primaris came to the Dawn Blades as brothers and a gift from the Primarch. Not being born into the Chapter, they did not expect to be immediately accepted with open arms and trust. However, being kin by virtue of a shared legacy of blood and gene from their father, Ferrus Manus, they had a certain expectation of being allowed to prove themselves over time. Imagine how they must feel, being treated in such a hostile and degrading manner, while the gift they represent is accepted. Sartanus assures his brothers that their treatment by the Chapter is not a blight on their own honor, but a blight on the honor of the Chapter, to treat Brothers in this way. He does however, admonish them not to dwell on this, but to be firmly loyal to the Chapter and do their duty.
I've always had a soft spot for the underdog, and I see the Forge Primaris as the underest of underdogs Please don't think that my sympathy for them is any kind of indication that I disapprove of this line of the Dawn Blade story. Being stubborn and suspicious sons of the Gorgon, this makes perfect sense and is very grimdark indeed
Edited by Brother Lunkhead, 13 June 2021 - 01:35 AM.