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Youth Tullea, Corrin, and Sullax were labourers of the resource-poor world of Chemos s ent to investigate a meteorite impact.

Sent without transport, the three had to take shelter from a wire-storm in an abandoned factory. When they reached the im pact site, they didn't find a fallen satellite or spacecraft, they found an ever -shifting mass of light. Sullax was wary, but Corrin felt that it was harmless. Corrin watched the light take shape and it touched his mind, learning everything he did, before it took the shape of a perfectly-formed baby boy. Sullax wanted to kill the child, seeing it as a burden on their resources, but the child had e ntranced Corrin and refused. Tullea shot Sullax and neither of them felt any gui lt over killing him to save the perfect baby. Noticing that a stream of pure wat er had formed where the baby had landed, Corrin decided to name the child after the water-bringer of Chemos's creation myth, Fulgrim[5]. Fulgrim soon became a legend in his own right. At half the age of his fellow wor kers, he was able to fulfil his obligations to the continual running of Callax w ith ease. He quickly grew to understand the technology he had to work with and b egan to modify it, increasing efficiency dramatically. By the time he was fiftee n years of age, Fulgrim had risen from the rank of worker to become one of the e xecutives ruling the settlement. Learning of the gradual deterioration of both C allax and all the other settlements of Chemos, Fulgrim decided that he would sav e his world[Needs Citation]. Under Fulgrim's leadership, teams of engineers travelled far from their factoryfortress, reclaiming and repairing many of the far-flung mining outposts. As min erals poured back into Callax, Fulgrim supervised the construction of more sophi sticated and energy efficient machinery. As recycling efficiency grew to the poi nt where Chemos was producing a surplus for the first time in years, Fulgrim beg an to foster a re-emergence of art and culture, aspects of humanity sacrificed i n the struggle for survival. The other settlements allied themselves with Callax and, fifty years after arriving on Chemos, Fulgrim was its sole leader.[1] The Great Crusade Fulgrim and Horus during the Ullanor Triumph. It was not long after this that the planet's isolation came to an end. From the grey sky came a flight of dropships, armoured and battle-scarred, each bearing t he same symbol, a two-headed eagle. On hearing of this, some fragment of memory stirred in Fulgrim. Chemos had no formal army, but the dropships' landing zone h ad been surrounded by the Caretakers, the police-soldiers responsible for mainta ining order in the factory-fortresses. Fulgrim sent word to the Caretakers to st and down and allow the visitors from above into Callax[Needs Citation]. In his spartan quarters, Fulgrim was faced by armoured warriors from the stars. Their faces bore the scars of many battles, and from their shoulders hung scroll s listing their achievements. Their armour and weapons were finely-worked, and t heir banners and pennants were works of art. Fulgrim recognised that these men w ere not merely advanced, but civilised his lost brothers from the stars had pres erved the arts he had longed to return to Chemos. From the midst of these warrio rs stepped their leader, the Emperor of Humanity. Fulgrim surveyed him and, with out a word, knelt and offered his sword. On that day Fulgrim swore to serve the Imperium with all his heart. From the Emperor, Fulgrim learned of the distant wo rld of Terra, of the Great Crusade to reclaim the sundered galaxy, and of his ow n origins. It is unknown when exactly this event occurred; however, it is record ed that the construction of a starship for the Primarch of the III Legion was co mpleted around 160 years before the beginning of the Horus Heresy.[2] Travelling to Terra to meet his new Legion, Fulgrim learned that an accident had destroyed the majority of the gene-seed designated for his legion, and without their Primarch, replacing it was a slow and laborious process. Fulgrim came to a

ddress the two hundred Space Marines of his legion, and the words he spoke were said to inspire the Emperor so much that he named the legion the Emperor's Child ren, and allowed them to bear the sign of the Aquila, the double-headed eagle th at was the Emperor's personal symbol, on their Power Armour.[1] Fulgrim became driven by the notion that his Legion should strive to live up to this honour and the perfection of the Emperor and his vision of Imperial culture . This drive to achieve perfection soon applied to all things the Primarch and h is Legion became concerned with, from military tactics to the embrace of artisti c culture that didn't exist on Chemos to their very appearances. Fulgrim was a p articularly imposing sight, with shimmering white shoulder-length hair, large, f riendly-seeming eyes and a mouth that was never far from a smile. His armour was of the finest quality, and intricately decorated. Over it he often wore one of a variety of high-collared cloaks.[2] Fulgrim was anxious to make his contribution to the Great Crusade, but the compa ratively small size of his Legion meant that the Emperor's Children were placed under the command of Horus and his Luna Wolves. Horus and Fulgrim grew close to one another while pacifying the Eastern Fringe. Eventually, swelled by recruits from both Chemos and Terra, Fulgrim was soon able to lead a crusade of his own, bringing countless worlds into the light of the Imperium.[1] During this time, the Emperor's Children initiated the Cleansing of Laeran, a ca mpaign that required great effort, dedication and sacrifice from the Imperial fo rces. At the conclusion of this campaign, Fulgrim acquired a trophy from the fie ld of battle; a xenos-manufactured sword recovered from a Laeran temple known as the Silver Blade of Laer. He would begin to wield this sword more often than Fi reblade, his customary personal weapon. With the benefit of hindsight, it can be recognised that the Laeran sword was a Daemon Weapon.[2] Horus Heresy Fulgrim battles Ferrus Manus It is now believed that this daemonsword began to exert a strong chaotic influen ce over Fulgrim, and that the forces he had deployed against the Laer may have b ecome tainted by the Chaos power Slaanesh. It is in this parlous spiritual condi tion that Fulgrim found himself at the centre of the emerging Horus Heresy.[1] Fulgrim himself met with the renowned Farseer Eldrad Ulthran of Ulthw on the Maid en World Tarsus, in which the Farseer attempted to warn Fulgrim of Horus' grievo us wounding at the hands of Eugen Temba and his Anathame, and how he was slowly beginning to turn to Chaos as he recuperated. Fulgrim reacted with outrage at th e Farseer's accusations due to his close friendship with Horus, second only to h is bond with Ferrus Manus. This was spurred on by the influence of Fulgrim's Lae ran blade, which was infused with a Slaaneshi entity. Fulgrim furiously attacked Eldrad alongside his captains and the Phoenix Guard, destroying both Khiraen Go ldhelm, an ancient and revered Wraithlord as well as an Avatar of Khaine in the process, forcing Eldrad and his beleagured forces to withdraw. This victory to F ulgrim's subsequent destruction of various Eldar maiden worlds using virus bombs as a means to end the supposed treachery of the Eldar. [2] Whilst the exact timing and placement of it varies between versions of the story , it is clear that Fulgrim soon met Horus in person, demanding a personal accoun t of his actions. Instead, Horus was able to sway Fulgrim to his cause. Fulgrim' s respect for Horus allowed Chaos to find its way into Fulgrim's heart, destroyi ng Fulgrim's loyalty to Terra, and replacing it with burning desire to destroy t he man who held humanity back from the perfection Fulgrim desired.[1] Fulgrim was immediately sent to meet with Ferrus Manus, Primarch of the Iron Han ds. Great bonds of friendship and brotherhood existed between them, and Fulgrim felt that he could convince Ferrus of the righteousness of Horus' cause. He was

wrong however, and their meeting did not go well, and concluded in violence. Whe n next the brothers met, it would be as enemies[Needs Citation]. Their path chosen, the chaotic rot spread quickly, from Fulgrim to his lieutenan ts, the Lord Commanders of the Legion, then to company and squad leaders, and fi nally all but a bare handful of Marines followed Slaanesh rather than the Empero r. Perfection became perfect hedonism. When the loyalist legions arrived in the Isstvan system, the Emperor's Children were at the forefront of the fighting, ai ding in the massacre of their former brethren. During the infamous Drop Site Mas sacre, Fulgim and Ferrus Manus met once again, and had their final and fateful d uel. Fulgrim proved the victor, but discovered he could not bring himself to kil l his brother. It was at this point that the daemon bound within the Laeran blad e fully exerted itself, and Ferrus Manus was struck dead. Fulgrim was shocked in to clear-thinking by the death of his brother, aghast at what he had done and at the horrific betrayal and carnage around him. In a further moment of weakness h e agreed to the daemon's offer to send him to oblivion and allowed the Warp-crea ture to escape from the sword. It took but a moment for it to posses him body an d soul, trapping his consciousness in tiny corner of his mind. From that moment on, Fulgrim became a prisoner in his own form, his existence fully controlled by the Slaaneshi daemon.[2] However in the months afterwards Fulgrim was able to regain his body by unknown means, trapping its essence in the same painting he had been trapped in. This wa s only revealed to his Legion when a group of Captains led by Lucius realised wh at had happened to their Primarch and took Fulgrim captive, he allowed them to d o this to prove he was no longer possessed, and tried to make the Daemon release its hold over him. Fulgrim revealed that he had forced the Daemon out and had b een himself for some time, and had chosen to devote himself to Slaanesh fully an d of his own free will.[4] Fulgrim transforms into a Daemon Prince Daemonhood Fulgrim soon joined forces with Perturabo, Primarch of the Iron Warriors. The tw o embarked on a quest to tip the balance of the rebellion in Horus' favor by jou rneying into the Eye of Terror and retrieve a weapon known as the Angel Extermin atus. The duo arrived in the Eye and quickly landed on the Crone World of Iydris . Entering an ancient Eldar citadel known as the Amon ny'shak Kaelis, the Empero r's Children and Iron Warriors had to contend with an army of Wraithguard and Wr aithlords that had awoken from their slumber. At the height of the vicious battl e Fulgrim attempted to betray his brother and slip away, but was pursued by Pert urabo. Both soon arrived in a massive spherical chamber, and Fulgrim revealed to his brother that there was no Angel Exterminatus, but he rather was destined to become such a weapon on this world. Furious, Perturabo attempted to attack Fulg rim but was drained of his power when Fulgrim activated the Maugetar stone that Perturabo had previously received under the guise of a gift. Now with the Iron W arriors Primarchs' power in hand, Fulgrim revealed the purpose of his plan: to a chieve Apotheosis, better known as Daemonhood.[5] However just as Fulgrim was about to complete his ritual and achieve Daemonhood, Perturabo gathered enough strength to charge at his brother but were interrupte d by an ambush of Salamanders, Iron Hands, and Raven Guard who had been stalking the traitor fleet in search of vengeance since the Drop Site Massacre. One of t he loyalist Astartes during the battle shattered the Maugetar stone, freeing som e of Perturabo's energy and giving him the ability to strike down Fulgrim with h is Thunder Hammer. However Perturabo only managed to destroy the Primarchs morta l skin and was reborn as a Daemon Prince of Slaanesh. Now a massive but elegant serpentine creature, Fulgrim told his brother that they would meet again then va nished in a burst of Warp energy along with his Emperor's Children.[5] Horus' rebellion spread, bringing the entire Imperium into civil war. All trace

of decency amongst the Emperor's Children had vanished by the time they partook in the Siege of Terra. While other Traitor Legions assaulted the Imperial Palace , the Emperor's Children embarked upon a spree of terror and gratification among st the helpless citizenry of Terra. Billions of defenceless civilians were used as experimental subjects in the effort to create ever-more powerful stimulants a nd pleasure-inducing chemicals, used to suffer daemons, or were simply killed to sate the bloodlust of the Legion.[1] After the Heresy Fulgrim, Daemon Prince of Slaanesh. When Horus was defeated by the Emperor, the Emperor's Children left a trail of d epopulated worlds in their wake as they fled towards the Eye of Terror. As their supply of slaves was exhausted, they resorted to raiding the other Traitor Legi ons for fresh meat, and in the end were crushed by their angry brethren in a ser ies of bloody wars. Finally, the Emperor's Children were shattered into bands of hedonistic fanatics. Warbands of the Emperor's Children are thankfully rare, fo r there is no fate worse than falling prisoner to them[Needs Citation]. As to Fulgrim, he was gifted by Slaanesh with a hidden world of unlimited pleasu re for him to rule. To this day, warbands of Emperor's Children and the Imperial Inquisition seek this world, but none have returned. Fulgrim himself was last s een in combat with Roboute Guilliman, the Primarch of the Ultramarines, where he slashed his brother's throat and laid him low with a fatal poison[Needs Citatio n]. Personality Before the Heresy, Fulgrim was a warrior that enjoyed the finer arts of civilisa tion and culture of his people such as art, music and celebration. He believed t hat there was little point in conquering the galaxy if they did not indulge in t hese civilised traits. Fulgrim himself also engaged in the arts and created marb le statues of his two three first captains though he felt that his work was not perfect[Needs Citation]. One of Fulgrim's noted character traits which was adopted by his Legion was the quest for perfection. He believed that Mankind was the perfect creation and that they must strive to emulate his father, the Emperor. As such, he was greatly an gered whenever this goal was challenged. He demonstrated this in his hostility t o adopting the Laer as a protectorate and believed that only Humanity had the ri ght to rule. There was, however, a flaw here as he secretly believed that there was something wrong with him and his Legion due to the near disaster that claime d half their number before the start of the Great Crusade. This allowed others t o exploit him and was the reason why he accepted Fabius Bile's genetic treatment s of the Legion[Needs Citation]. Among his fellow Primarchs, Fulgrim's friendships were deepest with Ferrus Manus and Horus though the former was a stronger bond.[2]

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