Aramus first drew attention to himself during the Hadrian Campaign, where he led a mission that successfully destroyed an enemy artillery position without taking any casualties. In the wake of this success he was promoted to the position of Force Commander by Chapter Master Azariah Kyras himself. The youngest Blood Raven to ever gain this position, some of the senior members of the Chapter believed it to be a premature promotion. 
The Commander wields a Chainsword and Bolt Pistol as default, but later gains access to virtually the entire Blood Ravens armoury.[2,3] There eventually appears a Thunder Hammer named 'Hammer of the Nameless' amidst the various weapons stored in said armoury, which is recorded as belonging to the youngest force commander in the chapter's history and rumoured to have been used to banish the Greater Daemon Ulkair.
- As the player character, the Force Commander has no official name in the game (allowing the player to name him). The Force Commander did not recieve an identity beyond that which the player assigns to him until the the Dawn of War II novel, in which he is revealed to be Aramus of the Fifth Company[1a], and a native of the planet Meridian, recruited at the same time as Thaddeus (previously stated to be the only recruit from Meridan in 700 years). [1b]
- The reason for his early promotion differs in the novel; Aramus earned his promotion fighting the Tyranids on Prosperon to protect a sacred scroll from falling into the hands of the xenos.[1a]
- Due to the nature of the video games, Aramus has several alternative fates depending on playstyle; instead of being promoted to the Captain of the 4th Company, the Commander can be declared a renegade and work for Gabriel if he worked a tiny bit in chaotic wargear. He is sent on a hundred years long Penitent Crusade with his men if he dabbles even more with chaos powers. If he becomes too tainted, he is executed by Gabriel Angelos. If the Commander has fully converted to Chaos, he becomes the next Chaos Lord of the Black Legion warband and takes the Strike Cruiser Retribution to the Eye of Terror.
- 1:Dawn of War II (Novel) by Chris Roberson:
- 2: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
- 3: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
- 4: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution