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Duruthiel the Red Swan is the Great Harlequin of the Masque of the Fading Dawn.[1a]

He was noted by the Death Jester Adroniel for his sheer arrogance.[1a] After having his leadership abilities insulted by a Harlequin of the Masque of the Reaper's Mirth[1d], Duruthiel led his Masque in an attack against an Ork planet, intent on claiming the Ork King's head. The Masque's attack on the principal Ork settlement on the planet was swift and brutal, sowing confusion and destroying a massive Ork gunship before using his Skyweavers, Starweavers and Voidweavers to lure the majority of the Orks away while he and his Troupers infiltrated the Warboss' inner sanctum.[1b][1c]

Ultimately, Duruthiel was successful, beheading the Ork Warlord with his power sword and, in the process, freeing the humans held captive by the greenskins before the Troupe disappeared back into the Webway.[1d]

His personal retinue was known as the Red Swan's Tragedy.