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Ascari Valkar

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Ascari Valkar was an Iron Warriors Siege Captain, who took part in the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy.[1]


In the aftermath of the Heresy's Battle of Phall, the Iron Warrior's Primarch, Perturabo, led them in a crusade of vengeance against the Imperial Fists. Hydra Cordatus was targeted for this reason and Valkar vowed to Perturabo, that he would claim the world's Cadmean Citadel from the Imperial Fists within a week. By doing so, the Siege Captain hoped to earn the favor of his now distant Primarch and elevate his position within the Legion. However the veteran Tyranthikos Galan Dion, was unimpressed by Valkar's boasts. He claimed that unless the Citadel was weakened before a direct assault, via siegeworks and sustained bombardment, any Iron Warrior force that attacked it would suffer greatly. Valkar dismissed Dion's concerns, though, as after the Battle of Phall, the Tyranthikos were no longer held in high regard, by their Primarch. To the Siege Captain, his plan for a direct assault had served him well on hundred of worlds and would do so again. Perturabo finally had enough of their bickering and allowed Valkar his chance to fulfill his vow, but Dion and the Tyranthikos would join the attack as well.[1]

With the Iron Warriors' 33rd Grand Battalion at his command, Valkar attacked the Cadmean Citadel, alongside the Tyranthikos. Despite the efforts of the Imperial Fists' 42nd Company, Mechanicum and the Chalchidean Grenadiers Solar Auxilia, the Iron Warriors succeeded in breaching the Citadel's outer gates. However they were then attacked by an Imperial Fists Forge Lord, who commanded five maniples of Castellax Robots. Their firepower took a toll on on the Battalion and the Iron Warriors would have been pushed back had the Tyranthikos not charged into Robots. This allowed the Iron Warriors to regain their footing, but the battle then entered a bloody stalemate. Both sides began taking serious losses, but Valkar called for more reinforcements to defeat the Imperial Fists. However, with two thirds of the 33rd Grand Battalion dead or grievously wounded, Galan Dion and the Tyranthikos could see that the Siege Captain had failed. In order to safe what was left their combined forces, the Veteran decided to remove Valkar from command. Valkar saw them coming, though, and the Siege Captain was able to keep them at bay with his power sword. Dion was finally able to disarm him by shoving Valkar to the ground and this allowed the Tyranthikos to bring the Siege Captain to their waiting Primarch. Valkar was given no chance to account for his failure and, on Perturabo's order, the Iron Circle Domitar Robots turned the Siege Captain into bloody pieces.[1]