Andronius, sometimes called Andronicus, was a Strike Cruiser of the Emperor's Children during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy, used as a second flagship after the Pride of the Emperor.[1a] It was destroyed through ramming by the Iron Hands Strike Cruiser Sisypheum during the Heresy, whilst en route to the Crone World of Iydris.
In its original form, it held the Gallery of Swords which ran the length of the ship, with a transparent roof and lined with hundreds of statues to heroes of the Legion. Following the Legion's change of allegiance, these statues were altered, some of them being crudely modified to resemble bull-headed monsters.[1b]
Following Fulgrim's order to pursue genetic experimentation on the Legion, Apothecary Fabius conducted his work from a research facility below the Gallery of Swords, accessed through a hidden entrance contained within a huge mosaic in the Central Apothecarion depicting Fulgrim’s victory at Tarsus.
- 1: Fulgrim (Novel)
- 2: Galaxy in Flames (Novel), chapter 6
- 3: Angel Exterminatus (Novel), chapter 16