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During the 13th Black Crusade, Korahael came to Cadia's aid with his Company and the Strike Cruiser Sword of Defiance, but the Cruiser was shot down in the orbit of the Fortress World. However, it crashed intact and served as a base of operations for Korahael and his Company until they were forced to abandoned it, after it was infected by the plague stained fire of the Terminus Est. Afterwards, Korahael and what remained of his Company tried to retreat to Kasr Kraf, but were repeatedly attacked by the Despoiler's forces. Though the Company reaped a heavy toll on their foes, they were being bled dry by the constant attacks and would have been destroyed, had the Great Company of the Wolf Lord Orven Highfell not came to the Dark Angels' aid, as they too retreated to Kasr Kraf.[2a] Both the Dark Angels and Space Wolves would make it to the Kasr, and took part in defending it, until it eventually fell to the Despoiler's forces.[2b]

They then joined the majority of the Imperium's forces in defending the Pylons of the Elysion Fields, after Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl said that the Pylons must be held no matter the cost. While there, Korahael was given command of the various Space Marine forces stationed on the Elysion Fields, by Lord Castellan Creed — except for the forces of Highfell, who chose to fight on their own.[2c] When the Despoiler's forces finally attacked the Elysion Fields, Korahael fought ferociously and even avenged the death of the Crimson Fists Captain Ruis Tracinto by killing the Crimson Slaughter Warband leader Baranox.[2d] Korahael and the entire 4th Company wre believed slain, and the Sword of Defiance is destroyed during the battle.[3]

13th Black Crusade

In the aftermath of Cadia's destruction Korahael appeared near Caliban's remains to confront the Fallen Angel Osmadiel. This was after Osmadiel and the Imperial Navy Lord High Admiral Spire, had just destroyed a Chaos fleet that had threatened his Homeworld's remains. Spire was surprised to see Korahael, as he thought the Dark Angel Master had been slain in Cadia's death throes. Korahael remarked in reply that his supposed death, was a common misconception. He then declared that by order of Supreme Grand Master Azrael, Spire would join Korahael's fleet and attack Osmadiel, who was a traitor to the Imperium. If the Admiral did so, the Dark Angels would forgive him for aiding Osmadiel. The Fallen Angel replied he should have known that the wounds between the Fallen and the Dark Angels have not healed, despite the millennia that has passed. Korahael told Osmadiel that there was no redemption for the Fallen, only the absolution of death. Spire meanwhile, was unaware of the conflict between the two groups and stated he did not understand what was going on. Osmadiel declared that no explanation would serve the Admiral and that he had no part in the battle between the two Masters. He then asked if that Spire had any respect for the victory they just achieved, then the Admiral should stand down and not interfere. Korahael, though, claimed that Spire's duty to the Imperium required the Admiral to fight the traitorous Osmadiel. It is not known however, what the final outcome of the battle was.[4]



The outcome of the battle depends on the decision, the player controlling Spire makes. If they join Korahael, then Osmadiel and his Fallen Angels are killed in the battle, while if they join Osmadiel, then Korahael and his Dark Angels will die instead. Afterwards, the Master that was chosen will aid Spire, as the Lord High Admiral seeks to restore the Imperium's rule to the embattled Segmentum Obscurus.[4]

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