First Founding Project: Aulius Claudius, Ultramarines.
Herald Claudius was created at the start of The First Foudning Project; for the Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2009, i wanted to try out a Space Marine Diplomat, inspired by an illustration in the first Tau Codex of an Imperial Fist negotiating with a Tau.
Brother-Herald Aulius Claudius of the Ultramarine Legion, Herald of Macragge.
Born on Ultramar and inducted into the Ultramarines as with many other Space Marines, Aulius Claudius fought as part of the Third company across the Imperium against a variety of foes. He has slain Orks during the war for Armageddon, crushed heretics on Doton and slain traitor marines on Boros Minor, rising through the ranks of the Ultramarines with unfaltering loyalty and valour.
It was during Hive Fleet Behemoths' advance on Ultramar that disaster struck Brother Claudius.
It was at Cold Steel Ridge where the Hive Mind let loose the Swarmlord to attack Marneus Calgar, Ultramarine Chapter Master.
It took the medicae and apothecaries days to stabilise him and further weeks to fit the mass of bionic replacements for hiss tortured form. The wounds were so grevious that it was agreed that he would be unable to take part in any further combat.
With Hive Fleet Behemoth beaten and cleansed from the system, Lord Macragge decided that Claudius would fill a role left empty nby the Ultramarines horrific casualties; Herald.
Claudius has taken to his role with difficulty; as a Warrior, his learned direct approach to things has made negotiation and politics a complete change of mindset.
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