A staunch loyalist of his Primarch Jaghatai Khan, Qin Xa fought alongside the Khan during their youth on Chogoris and was inducted into the legion after Khan's rediscovery by the Emperor. As a Space Marine, he was frequently described by the Khan as one of the most formidable warriors of the Legion, having mastered the art of the hunt at a young age. When he took to the battlefield he acted as a force of nature, with a fury and strength behind his aggression that while apparently barbaric was tempered by a keen intelligence and sense for the ebb and flow of battle. He was one of the few White Scars to actively prefer Terminator Armour, which allowed him to wield the Tails of the Dragon with greater skill and power. Though loyal to Jaghatai, he was known to question his decision on numerous occasions and actively encouraged his Keshig to question him in the same manner.
Two years into the Horus Heresy, Qin Xa battled against traitors at Peressimar, driving them out in a great victory.
Four years into the Horus Heresy, Qin Xa was part of a raid at Kalium where he fought Eidolon on the Kalium Gate, a massive space structure many times larger than a star fort guarding a strategic warp point. Before he was killed, he was rescued by Revuel Arvida using his warp powers and taken back to the Lance of Heaven to be treated. While deeply wounded, he spoke to Arvida through psychic means to express his fear that the Khan would blame himself for the failure. Arvida assured him that Ilya Ravallion offered the Scars a path, and that the sacrifice would lead to victory before Qin Xa passed away.
- 1: Scars (Novel)
- 2: The Path of Heaven (Novel) Ch. 6 and 7
- 3: The Horus Heresy Book Eight pg. 223
- 4: Warhammer Community: From Aelves to Zoats – Previews from LVO (posted January 24 2020) (last accessed 1/24/2020)
- 5: The Horus Heresy: Legions