Stugen Deathwalker was born in Apow System. Zealous believer of the Emperor he personally executed his own family, who were the chief instigators of the Apow Peasant Alliance. Knowing that other members of his family would seek him for revenge, Stugen singlehandedly tracked down all of his distant relatives and remorselessly killed all of them. This single-minded ruthless person impressed the Imperial authorities and they appointed him in command of the Black Scar Penal Legion. His subordinates and soldiers fear him more than their enemy. Since taking his command taciturn and humourless Stugen Deathwalker has not lost an engagement, though his Legion had to be rebuilt from the scratch on more than one occasion.