Mortarion: From Humble Beginnings to Daemon Prince
Childhood Struggles on Barbarus
Early life of Mortarion was a relentless battle for survival amidst the toxic mists and oppressive warlords of Barbarus. Raised in hardship and adversity, he endured the harsh conditions of his homeworld with grim determination.
Liberation by the Emperor
The arrival of the Emperor brought a glimmer of hope to Barbarus. Mortarion, along with his adoptive father figure, was rescued from the clutches of tyranny, forever changing the course of his destiny.
Rise to Primarch
Elevated to the rank of Primarch, Mortarion’s innate martial prowess and strategic acumen quickly became apparent. Leading the Death Guard Legion, he emerged as a formidable warrior, renowned for his unwavering resolve and uncompromising leadership.
Corruption and Fall
Despite his initial loyalty to the Emperor, Mortarion’s resentment towards authority and his desire for autonomy ultimately led him down a dark path. Seduced by the promises of power and immortality offered by Nurgle, the Plague God, Mortarion succumbed to the corrupting influence of Chaos.
Daemonhood and Dominion
Transformed into a Daemon Prince by Nurgle within the depths of the Eye of Terror, Mortarion ascended to a position of unholy authority. Bestowed with control over a Daemon World, he molded it in the image of his former homeworld, cementing his status as a tyrant in his own right.
Death Guard's Crusades
Under Mortarion’s command, the Death Guard launched relentless assaults upon the Imperium, spreading Nurgle’s virulent blessings wherever they tread. Their campaigns through the Cadian Gate struck fear into the hearts of mortals, leaving a trail of death and decay in their wake.
Betrayal and Betrayer
Typhus, once a loyal servant of Mortarion, turned against his former master, carving his own path of destruction and corruption. During the 13th Black Crusade, Typhus’s treachery further fueled the Chaos incursions into Imperial space.
Plague Wars and the Cicatrix Maledictum
As the galaxy convulsed with the birth of the Cicatrix Maledictum, Mortarion seized the opportunity to unleash his forces upon the Imperium. Leading the Death Guard in a series of devastating campaigns, he laid siege to worlds and shattered defenses, plunging entire sectors into darkness.
Guilliman's Return and the Battle for Iax
Roboute Guilliman’s resurrection heralded a new chapter in the war against Chaos. Confronting Mortarion on the blighted world of Iax, the Primarch of the Ultramarines clashed with his corrupted brother in a titanic struggle that echoed across the stars.