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px Name: Karkasarn Unknown.jpg
Segmentum: Unknown
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Fortress World
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Karkasarn was a world assaulted by the Imperium during the Great Crusade.[1a]

The Fortress-World was able to hold out against the forces of Roboute Guilliman for almost a month as the Ultramarines tried to lessen their losses and employed careful strategy. However the First Legion under Grandmaster Urian Vendraig soon arrived and hungry for glory launched a reckless assault with 10,000 Space Marines. Though they forced open a breach in the enemy defenses they tool grievous losses and forced Guilliman to advance his own forces. The First Legion was eventually able to reach the central place but were wiped out by a hidden atomic mine, killing the second Grandmaster of the First Legion. Though victorious, Guilliman scolded the First Legion survivors for their vainglory.[1a]

Several years later Karkasarn rose in rebellion against the small Ultramarines garrison under Praetor Artaeon, using forbidden weaponry discovered in the planets vaults to fight against the Astartes for weeks. However, the tide turned when the newly-christened Dark Angels under their Primarch, Lion El'Jonson, arrived aboard the Invincible Reason. This time the Dark Angels fought with The Lion's calculating tactical mastery, saving the Ultramarines. It is said that Artaeon broke his characteristic stoicism to cry with joy at the sight of the Lion.[1b]

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