The Conqueror was a Gloriana Class Battleship of the World Eaters during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. The Conqueror was among the largest Gloriana-class vessel alongside the Vengeful Spirit, Hrafnkel, and Iron Blood.
Prior to the discovery of Angron, the ship served the Legion under the name Adamant Resolve.[3a] Upon being reunited with their Primarch it quickly became Angron's personal flagship during the later Crusade and subsequent Horus Heresy. The Conqueror was heavily modified to better fit his methods of war. Its most notable modification was an array of the Ursus Claw system, giant harpoons designed to spear enemy vessels from afar and drag them into close range so that boarding actions could be conducted.[3b] During the Heresy, the Conqueror was commanded by flag-captain Lotara Sarrin.
Following the Battle of Terra, the Conqueror fled into the Eye of Terror. After this point it began to appear sporadically at the head of small raiding flotillas, and after the Battle of Skalathrax faded into obscurity. It was reported destroyed by the Imperium in M35, but this proved to be incorrect as it was spotted again in 435.M37 raiding Segmentum Obscurus. It has changed hands several times as World Eaters Chaos Lords have claimed and lost the vessel. The Conqueror reappeared prominetly for the first time since the Heresy during the Gothic War at the command of Heinrich Bale. It escaped destruction once again in the war, subsequently reappearing at the forefront of the fleet of Kosolax the Foresworn during the 13th Black Crusade.
- 1: The Horus Heresy Book One - Betrayal, pg. 96
- 2: Collected Visions, pg. 38
- 3: Butcher's Nails (Audio Book) by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- 4: Battlefleet Gothic Compendium 2010 pg.114
- 5: Wolf King (Novella)