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The Bloodborn was a Chaos army gathered for the Invasion of Ultramar in late 999.M41. The name was granted by M'kar the Reborn, to the resentment of Warsmith Honsou.[1b]


Following the destruction of most of his Grand Company on Medrengard by Captain Uriel Ventris and Sergeant Pasanius Lysane[2], Warsmith Honsou of the Iron Warriors set about building a force needed to destroy all Ventris held dear. After destroying Tarsis Ultra, Honsou took his lieutenant Cadaras Grendel, renegade Raven Guard Ardaric Vaanes, and the Newborn, a clone of Ventris, to New Badab to participate in the Skull Harvest, a competition between rival warbands and pirate groups where the victor would gain dominion over the losers. Honsou and his lieutenants were able to secure victory, giving Honsou a force of 17,000.[3] Following this, Honsou was able to reach Morianna, the damned seer of Abaddon the Despoiler, who told him of M'kar and his imprisonment on the Indomitable by Marneus Calgar, the Chapter Master of the Ultramarines. After an invasion the star fort and a brief but bloody siege on it main bastion, M'kar was freed and assumed a joint command with Honsou over his army, and named them the Bloodborn. Following this, Honsou was ready to launch his attack.[1a]

Although the Invasion was defeated, it would be another six months before the Bloodborn's taint would be expunged from Ultramar, and they cost the Chapter 347 battle-brothers across the ten companies.[1c]


The core of the Bloodborn was the remnant of Honsou's Grand Company of Iron Warriors. Other factions who joined Honsou at the Skull Harvest or en route to Ultramar included[1b]:

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