As a recently inducted full Techmarine Argos was badly wounded in action upon Ymgarl, requiring the bionic rebuilding of half of his face. Argos's bionic eye is engraved with the image of a snarling firedrake. Argos served in the 2nd Company of the Salamanders for some time, before eventually ascending to his current position.[1a]
Argos was assigned to 3rd Company for their mission to Scoria, in pursuit of information or evidence pertaining to their missing Primarch. When their vessel, the Vulkan's Wrath crash-landed, Argos was kept busy with repairs, as well as storing the relics recovered from the world and using the downed spaceship's weaponry in combating an Ork menace.[1b]
Visibly augmented, Argos also wears a distinctive suit of artificer armour that includes a servo-harness and various tools and devices useful in his role as a dedicated Astartes disciple of the Machine God.[1a]
Argos is named after Brother Argos, the owner of The Bolter & Chainsword(an internet forum focusing primarily on Space Marines and closely related factions). In addition to running the one of the most prominent Warhammer 40,000 forums on the internet, Brother Argos is also a noted Salamanders aficionado. Author Nick Kyme named the characters of Argos and Pyriel after the Bolter & Chainsword users Brother Argos and Pyriel(a prominent member of the Bolter & Chainsword forum, and another noted Salamander aficionado), in recognition of the guidance and support they gave him during the planning and writing of Salamander (Novel).
- 1: Salamander (Novel) by Nick Kyme
- 2: Nick Kyme's Blog