Brother-Captain Indrick Boreale of the Blood Ravens was student of the famed Brother-Captain Gabriel Angelos and Force Commander of 5 companies in the Kaurava Conflict. He was forced to battle fellow Imperial forces of the Sisters of Battle and the 252nd Conservator Regiment of the Imperial Guard due to conflicting orders and interest. On the defence he favours a tactic known as Steel Rain, which makes extensive use of drop pods to overwhelm and put pressure on the enemy. Because of this he makes little use of static defenses such as turrets, preferring to rely on speed and mobility to achieve victory.
If the Blood Ravens are victorious, they train up a new PDF to better protect the system, and after being cleared of allegations of heresy by the 1st Kronus Regiment from Dawn of War: Dark Crusade The chapter builds their own Fortress-Monastery Kaurava II and name it in honour of their commander: "Borealum".
He starts the campaign with a standard issue bolt pistol and chainsword but also has access to the master-crafted power mace Rogal’s Fist and a Daemonhammer. He is able to upgrade his long range arsenal to a plasma pistol and to a meltagun. His basic Power Armor can also be upgraded to an Artificer Armour and have Errant Pattern Greaves installed on his legs to increase his movements speed and health, he can also receive the prestigious Iron Halo and the Blood Raven's Chapter Banner. Along with that he can also receive a back-pack mounted Teleportation device.1
In the single-player campaign of Dawn of War II, it is confirmed by Scout Sergeant Cyrus that the Kaurava campaign was a failure and that Indrick Boreale perished in battle2, along with three of the companies under his command.3 Cyrus says that "Kaurava was a huge mistake" and that he would not speak of it again. Nevertheless, Boreale does seem to have attained some level of prominence during his service, as several pieces of campaign wargear mention him specifically, most notably an Iron Halo that was intended to be presented to him upon his victory at Kaurava.
- 1: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
- 2: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
- 3: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising