Kesare was the great Salamander that the Primarch Vulkan slew as part of his contests of strength with the Emperor of Mankind. As Vulkan renamed the XVIII Legiones Astartes the Salamanders, he also kept Kesare's skull, adorning it upon the pauldron of his Power Armour, and used the drake's flesh to make Kesare's Mantle.
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