|This article is about the Grey Knight; for the Adepta Sororitas, see Ephrael Stern.|
Brother-Captain Arvann Stern has served the Grey Knights for many long years and is a prominent Daemonhunter. Stern is nearing his fourth century in the Emperor's service, but he continues to serve within the 3rd Brotherhood.
Stern's fate is inextricably linked with that of the Lord of Change named M'Kachen, the instigator of the Cult of the Red Talon. During the Ordo Malleus's destruction of the cult, Stern faced and banished the daemon back into the warp for one hundred years and a day. When the daemon was able to return to the mortal realm he was determined to find Stern and devour his soul. The two have faced each other in battle several times. If unable to personally face Stern, M'kachen sends one of his most powerful servants to attempt the deed for him.[Needs Citation] Stern has battled M'kachen three times so far. Each time, the Brother-Captain has proven his ability to withstand the power of the daemon and defeat the creature.[Needs Citation]
Stern also took part in the final stages of the Siege of Vraks in late M41, helping to defeat the Daemon Prince Uraka Az'baramael. He later worked closely with the Space Wolves during the Siege of the Fenris System after discovering that the Wulfen were not a Chaos-corrupted threat.
Stern is armed with a Nemesis Force Weapon and has a Storm Bolter integrated into his Terminator armour. He is also a trained psyker and has a plethora of Psychic powers at his command.[Needs Citation]
- "There is nothing in the arcane and blasphemous arsenal of the forces of Chaos that can compare to faith. With the power of faith, our weapons become shining instruments of deliverance that can cleave the mightiest daemon in twain. With the power of faith, our minds appear as slivers of pure agony to the daemon, driving into the wretched forms of those who would dare stand before us. With the power of faith, our words become commands that cause the daemon to cower and cringe in terror. I could meet my enemies unarmed without a shred of fear in my chest, for I know that the Emperor watches over me and guides my hand. So let them come. We shall show them what the power of faith can do."[Needs Citation]
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume Seven - The Siege of Vraks - Part Three, pgs. 76–86
- 2: Codex: Grey Knights (7th Edition) — Chapter Organisation
- 3: Games Workshop Webstore (last accessed 24 June 2015)
- 4: War Zone Fenris: Curse of the Wulfen Chapter 2
|Command||Supreme Grand Master • Grand Master • Brother-Captain • Brotherhood Champion • Librarian • Techmarine • Chaplain • Apothecary • Ancient|
|Elites||Paladin Squad • Purifier Squad • Justicars • Dreadnought • Venerable Dreadnought|
|Troops||Terminator Squad • Strike Squad • Interceptor Squad • Purgation Squad|
|Vehicles||Rhino • Razorback • Land Raider • Land Raider Crusader • Land Raider Redeemer • Nemesis Dreadknight|
|Aircraft||Stormraven • Stormtalon • Stormhawk • Thunderhawk|
|Characters||Kaldor Draigo • Castellan Crowe • Voldus • Arvann Stern|