Subordinate to Chapter Master Althalos, who commanded the Star Fort Chimaera, 59 years before the Heresy Ormand and his forces were dispatched to conquer worlds and establish outposts by Luther. Ormand and his forces were completely unaware of the eruption of the Horus Heresy or Luther's corruption on Caliban.
During the Battle of the Alaxxes Nebula, Ormand boarded the Space Wolves flagship Hrafnkel to determine if the Wolves were still loyal to the Emperor. However he was shortly after captured by the Rune Priest Kva, who sensed his duplicity. Brought on the bridge of the flagship and seeing the Wolves battle the treacherous Alpha Legion, Ormand determined the Wolves' loyalty and the Dark Angels Star Fort Chimaera arrived to win the day. Afterwards, Ormand and Althalos were informed on the chaos throughout the Imperium by Leman Russ and decided to return to Caliban.