The Aurelian Crusade (later known as the First Aurelian Crusade) was a campaign fought by the Blood Ravens Chapter in sub-sector Aurelia to defend their home sector from Orks, Eldar and a Tyranid Hive Fleet. Battles were fought on three main planets, Calderis, Typhon Primaris, and Meridian.
- Captain Davian Thule of the 5th company of Blood Ravens rallies the initiates and other forces on Calderis against an Ork invasion.
- Force Commander and Tarkus deploy as reinforcements for Davian Thule.
- Ork invasion is blunted by the Force Commander's efforts.
- Eldar presence is discovered on Calderis, they have been goading the orks.
- Tyranid invasion occurs. Davian Thule is wounded and poisoned in the initial wave and placed in stasis to preserve his life.
- Force Commander is tasked with three goals: Secure Angel Forge, Find the Astronomics Array, and Locate a Prime Hive.
- Force Commander succeeds in locating a Prime Hive. Genetic data allows apothecary Gordian to derive a stabilizer for Davian Thule.
- Davian Thule is placed in a Dreadnought.
- Force Commander succeeds in securing Angel Forge.
- Force Commander succeeds in locating and activating the Astronomics Array.
- Blood Ravens fleet loses many Astropaths and Librarians to the Hive's psychic influence, delays its arrival.