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Scions of the Storm (Short Story)

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Scions of the Storm
Author Anthony Reynolds
Performer Gareth Armstrong
Publisher Black Library
Series Horus Heresy Series
Collected in Tales of Heresy
Length 1 hour 18 minutes

Cover Description

Shortly after the shameful events of Monarchia, the Word Bearers Legion have begun to prosecute the Great Crusade with a previously unseen level of zealotry and aggression. The world of Forty-Seven Sixteen falls into their sights, a world where the human populace worship graven idols in their heathen rights, and yet plead to be integrated into the wider Imperium. Captain Sor Talgron of the 34th Company stands ready to serve his primarch – but does the Legion have more in common with the people of Forty-Seven Sixteen than they realise?


The Word Bearers Legion encounter the planet Forty-Seven Sixteen and declare war on its heathen populace, who deploy intelligent machines with weaponised lightning-launchers for arms in battle. Captain Sor Talgron of the 34th Company leads an assault that brings down part of the force-field around the enemy palace and discovers the planet's remaining humans praying to the Emperor. He informs legion command of the gross mistake that has been made but is shocked when Lorgar, Erebus and Kor Phaeron order the people slaughtered, unaware that his commanders have secretly turned against the Imperium. Putting his faith in Lorgar, Talgron is inducted into the traitor fold.