Paullian Blantar was the most renowned Iron Father of his age; among one of his feats was the tech-surgery that bound Bannus to his dreadnought body. Originally a Techmarine, he rose through the ranks over decades of dutiful service. His own hatred for the weakness of flesh resulted in him ritually scarring what little flesh remained of his body. Later in life, he had no organic components left save his brain, which was installed in the towering frame of a mighty dreadnought. Some even say that his soul was ex-loaded into the machine, transcending flesh entirely such that not a scrap of organic material remained. Since his death, he has become an inspiration to the Kaargul Clan company, for many centuries.
- 1: Iron Hands (Novel), Chapter 2, pg. 49
- 2: Index Astartes: Techmarines - Brothers of Renown
- 3: Deathwatch: First Founding, pg. 9