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Siege of Zalathras

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The Siege of Zalathras was an engagement by the Ultramarines 2nd Company under Marneus Calgar himself against Ork forces under Warboss Brug. Occurring in 797.M41, Brug's forces laid siege to the world but were unable to pass the city gates, which Calgar held by himself for a day and a night, without a single Ork slipping by him[1][2][3]. Regrouping with his forces, the Ultramarines counterattacked and smashed the Ork forces on the planet.[1]

Calgar earned the sobriquet the "Gatekeeper of Zalathras," although some of the Imperium's enemies, including Honsou, dismissed the story as propaganda.[4]