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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the Imperial Fist; for the Iron Warrior, see Oriax.
Targetdrone.gif This article is about the Imperial Fist; for the Blood Angel, see Dantalion (Blood Angels).

Oriax Dantalion was a Captain in the Imperial Fists Legion during the Horus Heresy and took part in the Battle for Terra.[1]

He would survive that conflict and when the Ultramarines Primarch Guilliman declared that the Space Marine Legions needed to be broken apart after the Horus Heresy, Dantalion was one of the few Imperial Fists who agreed with him. This put the Captain at odds with his own Primarch Dorn who resisted the idea, though Dantalion spoke at length to him of the necessity of Gulliman's decree. Dorn could not be persuaded however and became disappointed and hostile to his Captain over their differing views on the fate of their Legion. Eventually though, Dorn came to agree with Guilliman and during the Second Founding he remembered the wisdom that Dantalion had earlier displayed to him. He decided to rewarded his Captain, by choosing Dantalion to become the first Chapter Master of the Fists Exemplar Chapter, which would be composed of progressive Imperial Fists who shared Dantalion's mind set.[1a]

After the Fists Exemplar's formation, Dantalion and his Chapter were charged with watching over the Rubicante Flux, a Warp storm that was sporadic in its eruptions and plagued the Abra Sector; located on the outskirts of the Segmentum Solar and uncomfortably close to Ancient Terra. To aid the Oriax Dantalion with this duty, the Chapter were given the Star Fort Alcazar Astra, which had served the Imperial Fists well during the Horus Heresy. With the Fort towed by their ships, the Fleet-based Chapter patrolled the Rubicante Flux, for sometime until disaster struck. While the Alcazar Astra was being towed to a new location, a sudden massive warp eruption from the Rubicante Flux, blew the Star Fort of course and into the gravitational embrace of a nearby star. Due to the heroic efforts of Dantalion and his Captains, the Alcazar Astra was guided towards the star's nearest planet Eidolica, where it breached itself. Though the Fort was saved from destruction, Dantalion was one of the Fists Exemplar who lost his life in the crash.[1b]

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