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Delvarus' Warshape[3]

Delvarus was a Centurion of the World Eaters during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. He later became Warchief of the Riven and joined the Black Legion.

Biography

Delvarus was born on Novus Principa,[2d] a Jungle World conquered by the World Eaters Legion in the earliest decades of the Great Crusade.[1f] He gained a reputation for being undefeatable in the Legion's fighting pits[1a] and when paired with Sigismund of the Imperial Fists, the two won every fight to first blood in less than half a minute.[1d] During the Ghenna Massacre most of Delvarus' squad was wiped out, including his Captain Barca. Delvarus, though a mere sergeant, was able to hold his own against the hordes of enemies.[4]

Delvarus commanded the 44th Company Triarii, the 500 ship-to-ship boarding specialists of the Legion charged with protecting the Conqueror. Despite this duty, he often participated in planetary assaults.[1b] After an unsanctioned planetary drop that left the Conqueror exposed to boarding by the Ultramarines above Armatura,[1c] Delvarus was shot by Captain Lotara Sarrin and confined to his quarters.[1e] When he was released, he was forced to fight twenty-six third blood duels, contrary to the normal limit of eight pit fights, before being humiliated when Kargos spared his life in a sanguis extremis duel.[1f]

By the end of the Heresy, Delvarus had become possessed.[3]

Delvarus went on to lead the Riven,[2d] a brutal warband of Secondborn. He and the Riven joined the Black Legion[2a] and became the guardians of the Vengeful Spirit.[2b] He was killed in the First Battle of Cadia by Thagus Daravek during a boarding action on the Vengeful Spirit.[2c]

Appearance and Wargear

Delvarus had dark skin and long, black hair - one of the few World Eaters who did not shave his head, despite the discomfort when wearing a helm. He had iron teeth and wielded a Meteor Hammer.[1f]

After possession, he was blinded by black cataracts, though his other senses were enhanced,[2b] and his warshape had wings and a crown of horns.[2c]

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