Harek Ironhelm was Great Wolf of the Space Wolves in M32 when the Chapter faced one of its greatest threats, the invasion of their homeworld of Fenris by the Thousand Sons, led personally by Magnus the Red. Obsessed with tracking down and destroying the Thousand Sons due to the hatred between the two former Legions, Harek was busy pursuing supposed Thousand Son forces when Magnus' invasion began.[1a] Ironhelm only arrived at the closing stages of the battle, intervening in the battle between Magnus and Bjorn and plunging his Drop Pod on the Daemon Prince. Engaging a wounded Magnus in personal combat, Ironhelm was killed by the Primarch.[1b]
Harek Ironhelm was interred with great honour in a tomb on the side of the Fang. His tomb became a regular pilgrimage site for the Chapter's Rune Priests, who are reminded not only of Ironhelm's valour, but also of the folly of trusting visions granted by Chaos.
- 1: Battle of the Fang (Novel)
- 2: Codex: Space Wolves (2nd Edition), pg. 43