Lion's Roar (Strike Cruiser)
The Lion's Roar is a Strike Cruiser of the Dark Angels Chapter. It was used by a strike force in late M41 to hunt down a Fallen Angel who escaped into the Ghoul Stars. They eventually tracked their quarry to a charnel world of ash and bone, but when they neared the Fallen, they discovered he is really the animated body of a loyal Fourth Company Sergeant. The body of the Sergeant then fell to the ground and mindshackle scarabs emerged from it, before a horde of Necron Flayed Ones appeared, revealing that the strike force had been lured into a trap by the mad king Valgul in order to sate the hunger of the Bone Kingdom of Drazak. The subsequent battle saw the Dark Angels nearly destroyed, until the Lion's Roar committed a near-suicidal attack run through the charnel world's upper atmosphere. The Strike Cruiser's attack pushed the Flayed Ones back and allowed the Lion's Roar to teleport the surviving strike force to safety before returning to the void. However, even as the Lion's Roar escaped, the Bone Kingdom began to feast upon the Dark Angels that were killed by their talons.