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Bephael

Bephael was the Blood Angels Chapter's High Chaplain[1a], during the Kallius Insurrection.[1b]

The Blood Angels took serious losses in that campaign, before they were allowed to disengage and return to Baal[1b]. However before the Blood Angels could leave the current System they were in, the Chapter was mercilessly ambushed[1c] by the Black Legion. To make matters even worse, the Blood Angels became bereft of Remael's leadership, after a barrage struck and completely destroyed the Bloodcaller's bridge[1d]. The Chapter would be saved, though, after the Angels Numinous arrived and drove off the Black Legion[1e]. Due to their battles in the Kallius Insurrection and the ambush, the Blood Angels' Captains were nearly all dead. Only Captain Dante still lived and he was chosen to succeed Remael, as the next Chapter Master.[1a]

Chaplain Keshiel refused to accept this, though, and claimed in a Chapter Council meeting, that Dante was not worthy to command them. Bephael, Keshiel, Dante and the Sanguinary Priests Estius and Gallion were the only members still alive and they three stood in judgement of the Captain. While Keshiel was against Dante and Estius and Gallion were for him, Bephael was higher ranked than they were. So instead, the High Chaplain decided to ask Dante if he would accept becoming Chapter Master or, like Keshiel insisted, the Captain could deny his right to rule[1a]. Dante replied that he would accept becoming the Blood Angels new Chapter Master and Bephael oversaw the ceremony that made it official.[1f]

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