The Flame Wars were a series of battles between the Salamanders Chapter and the Orks of the Arch-Arsonist of Charadon. The conflict began when Forgefather Vulkan He'stan ran afoul of the Arch-Arsonist, while he searched for clues to the locations of the Artefacts of Vulkan and resulted in the Arch-Arsonist's Orks beginning to hunt He'stan. Eventually, a Waaagh! was formed as they searched for He'stan and the Forgefather was forced to call for aid from his Chapter. The Salamanders heard his plea and two full Companies of his Battle Brothers were required to finally end the conflict and end the Orks' threat. As the conflict ended, He'stan was not able to find the location to any of the Artefacts of Vulkan, but his actions led to an Ork Waaagh! being broken, and the lives of many Imperial civilians, in Ultima Segmentum being saved.
- 1: Warlords of the Dark Millennium: Vulkan He'stan (Background Book) - The Final Quest Of Vulkan He'stan