The Blade Encarmine is an ornate Power Sword originally wielded by the Primarch Sanguinius during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. Following the death of Sanguinius it would be wielded by the Blood Angels first Chapter Master, Belarius. The sword is said to only respond to those who carry the gene code of Sanguinius. It was given to Belarius by the Primarch himself.
Sometime after the Heresy the Blade Encarmine was lost to the Ork warlord Garshul the Destroyer. During the battle in which it was lost, the Blood Angels present were under the command of Captain Leonatos. Leonatos was exiled from the Chapter by Lord Commander Dante himself, until such time as he recovered the lost blade. In his quest to recover the Blade Encarmine, Leonatos and his group of fellow exiles tracked down the Ork warlord's fleet, only to discover the warlord himself was host for a daemon of Tzeentch. Following the daemon's Traitor Marine allies into the Eye of Terror, Leonatos once again searched for the sword across a daemon world. Eventually recovering the sword, but at the cost of his own soul. The sword was returned to the chapter's homeworld of Baal by the two remaining exiles, who refused to rejoin the chapter. Instead they themselves undertook a quest to rescue their commander from servitude to Tzeentch.
- 1: Bloodquest (Graphic Novel Series)
- 2: Ruinstorm (Novel) - Chapter 1
- 3: Fear to Tread (Novel) - Chapter 15