Carab Culln is the current High Lord Commander of the Red Scorpions Chapter. He is known throughout the Imperium as a deft tactician as well as a proud and courageous individual, traits which made him perfectly suited to the leadership of the Red Scorpions. Like all Red Scorpions he is extremely wary of abhumans, mutants and anything else deviating from the pure human form.
Culln, like all Marines of Codex Chapters, started his Imperial life as a Scout, quickly rising through all possible ranks and eventually being made Captain of the 1st Company after the death of Commander Usaml on the Space Hulk Vulgator. Before this he served as Sergeant of the Vanguard[1a] (he fought, for example, during the Siege of Vraks as Veteran Sergeant of the Vanguard Veterans squad) and then as the Sergeant of the 1st Company Veteran Terminators. Culln was raised to the position of Chapter Master during the Badab War when Verant Ortys was slain in the infamous "Betrayal at Grief" incident[1a]. Culln also dislikes the use of camouflage, feeling that it is a form of cowardice and so treats the Tenth Company with disdain.[1a]
The Anphelion Project
Culln took command of the Red Scorpions mission on the fourth moon of Beta-Anphelion. His actions during this mission (namely evacuating only the Red Scorpions accompanying him and leaving Inquisitor Solomon Lok to die fighting Tyranids) has earned him ire amongst some factions of the Ordo Xenos.[Needs Citation]
The Badab War
After becoming Chapter Master, Culln also became commander of the loyalist forces where he proved to be a deft strategist, able to utilise the unique skills and strategies of the various chapters under his command. Culln refused to hide his presence and personally led several key assaults during the campaign, including the attack on Angstrom XIII.[1a]
During the campaigns of the Indomitus Crusade, Culln was grievously wounded slaying the Great Beast of Sarum. Culln’s remains were returned to the Chapter, bearing only the faintest whisperings of life. Thus in honour he was interred within the armored shell of an ancient Leviathan Dreadnought, blessed with the technology to allow Culln to serve his brethren in battle once again.
Culln wears a suit of ornate Terminator Armour into battle which incorporates a Teleport Homer and Iron Halo. He wields the Blade of Vord which is a relic of the 1st company and was originally used by Commander Vord. He also carries a Master Crafted Storm Bolter.[Needs Citation] With his rise to Chapter Master, he began carrying the ancient Blade of the Scorpion instead of the Blade of Vord.[1a]
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- 2: Forge World (last accessed 20 December 2015)
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- http://www.forgeworld.co.uk (Commander Culln Rules Update - accessed 2009.04.02.)