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History of the Halicon Salient

The chronological history of major events surrounding the Halicon Salient.

  • M21-M25

    Charting of the Salient
    Discovery, Exploration

    The Salient is mapped for the first time in humanity's exploration of the stars.

  • M25 - M30

    Age of Strife
    Disaster / Destruction

    Collapse of human civilization across the galaxy.

  • M30

    The Great Crusade
    Military action

    The Ultramarines Legion push into Ork-held territory, reclaiming the Halicon Salient.

  • M31

    Ferron Civil War
    Military action

    The civil war on Ferron comes to a climax, as Lord Smith's forces are pulled into a final battle. Roboute Guilliman leads a relief effort personally, with the 131st Company turning the tide and ending the war.

  • M31

    Liberation of Hollonest
    Military action

    The Ultramarines 131st Company liberate 22-71, known as Hollonest from the Hadian Collective.

  • M31

    Horus Heresy
    Military action

    Horus and half of the Space Marine Legions turn on the Emperor and those loyal to him. Halicon is caught in the civil war.

  • M31

    Betrayal at Calth
    Disaster / Destruction

    The Ultramarines muster at Calth is betrayed and attacked by the treacherous Word Bearers Legion.

  • M31

    Honour and Iron
    Life, Death

    Caesaron Ivocatus is forced to sacrifice himself to destroy an Iron Warriors listening post on Grimdi.

  • M31

    The Scouring
    Miscellaneous

    In the aftermath of the Heresy, the Salient is forever changed.

  • M32

    War of the Beast
    Disbandment

    The renewed attacks from the Ork Empire of Charadon see the 131st Company whittled down further, and then subsumed into the Ultramarines 2nd Company.

  • M39

    The Planting of the Rose
    Founding

    Led by the Prophet Zeresh, the planet Cerulean is settled, and the Order of the Blue Thorns established. They provide strong, if mercurial, support to the embattled Halicon Salient.

  • M41

    The Salient relieved
    Military action

    The Halicon Salient, barely holding off the encroaching darkness, is reinforced by Imperial forces using it as a staging post for an invasion into the Charadon Sector.

  • M41

    The Crusade of Fury
    Military action

    Several incursions into the Charadon Sector occur, but the most infamous is the Crusade of Fury, led by Lord General Kruger Zonand.

  • M42

    The Great Rift
    Disaster / Destruction

    The Cixatrix Maledictum splits the galaxy apart. While far from the Rift itself, the Halicon Salient is beset on all fronts by hostile forces.

  • M42

    The Indomitus Crusade
    Military action

    Roboute Guilliman leads his armies of Primaris Space Marines across the galaxy. The Halicon Salient's close proximity to Ultramar, and the worlds vital to the Imperium located within, lead Guilliman to relieve the Salient in person.

  • M42

    A New Dawn
    Founding

    Following the successful relief of the Salient, Hadris Aurelius is left by Guilliman to defend the Salient. The Dawn Blades Adeptus Astartes Chapter is founded, with Aurelius at their head.

  • M42

    Halicon Resurgent
    Military action

    With the Primaris Marines of the Dawn Blades standing vigil over Halicon, the threats around the Salient meet in violent clashes with defiant Imperial forces.