Being an elucidation of the origins and vile nature of the blasphemous Renegades known as the Castigators.
The Castigators are a Second Founding successor of the Imperial Fists, although all records have since been expunged.
When the Primarch Rogal Dorn founded the Chapter from the Imperial Fists Legion, he appointed Themis, Equerry and Praetorian to the Primarch during the Great Scouring, as Chapter Master of the Castigators.
It was no secret that Themis believed Primarch Guilliman was questioning the Legion's loyalty and honour by enforcing the Codex Astartes upon them, indeed he vehemently argued such a case to Rogal Dorn. When his Primarch acquiesced to Guilliman's reforms, Themis viewed it as weakness and sought solace in the Pain Glove. Emerging from his self imposed penance, Themis was determined to prove his Chapter's loyalty and honour, declaring a Crusade to bring the Imperial Truth to the Segmentum Obscurus.
The Castigators embraced many and varied deviations from Guilliman's venerated tome, revelling in their unorthodox methods and seeing every victory and honour bestowed upon them a vindication of their practices.
|The 'Eternal Jouissance' . This vehicle, once of the venerable Deimos pattern, is confirmed as having participated in the Golan Atrocity of 603.M39, where the entire population was rendered down for use as a stimulant.|
"There are lies, damned lies and the Imperial Truth"Operating on the outward rim of the galaxy, the Castigators shared few bonds of brotherhood with the Imperial Fists or their successors and with the loss of Rogal Dorn on board the Despoiler Class Battleship "Sword of Sacrilege," the Chapter became ever more distant from the scions of Dorn,
The use of the Pain Glove was prevalent throughout the Chapter and with the loss of their Primarch Themis became ever more reliant upon the pain induced visions to guide the Chapter. Themis began to question imperial dogma, and the Chapter was soon censured for its erratic behaviour and practices. The Castigators' reaction was to declare a Crusade to cleanse the Calyx Expense of its xenos empires and innumerable non-compliant inhabitants.
|Predator Battle Tank 'Unbound Rapture' of the Castigators. This vehicle is listed as having engaged units of the Adepta Astartes Imperial fists in 997.M41. during the 'Sundered Gauntlet Massacre'.|