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Hailing from Isan-Gar, a densely populated world in the Segmentum Tempest. The Swords of The Emperor have a fortress on every continent of the planet, except on the main continent where they have there fortress monastery. The Swords also have several smaller outpost fortresses, on smaller worlds in the Segmentum. Isan-Gar was not the original home world of the swords, it is in fact the second. As there original world was destroyed by the Tyranid hive fleet, making its way through the Segmentum. The chapter master Logan estimated that they would make there way straight through Isan-Gar, so The Swords of The Emperor made a stand at Isan-Gar with a Regiment of the Iterian 109th Rifles. The Imperial forces managed to fight off the tyranids but at a large cost to the marines. The High Lord of Isan-Gar, offered them the opportunity to settle on Isan-Gar and use it as there home world. Logan accepted and the rebuilding of the chapter commenced. They are only now up to full strength. At the outset of the medusa V, the 5th company was rerouted on there way back to Isan-Gar.
Ezmar came from the continent of Isan-Magna the second largest continent of the planet. During the fight against the tyranids he was a man of 19, when The Swords came to his village they found only Ezmar firmly gripping an arcane rifle and an ancient long sword, The Swords took the child with them back to the main hive, while on the return to the hive the sergeant of the squad saw a smoke cloud billowing up in the distance, he gave the order to investigate, upon arrival they found Loganís personal rhino in flames, and under attack by a swarm of tyranids, the sergeant gave the order to attack, Ezmar was instructed to stay near the rhino, he stood there and watched the marines charge into the lines of the tyranids firing and hacking with their combat knives as they went, but soon he noticed the marines were out numbered, he rushed into the rhino and manned the storm bolter, the kick was new to him and the first volley of shots went high, he corrected his aim and succeeded in pumping explosive shells into the lines of the tyranids, he saw the sergeant fall a Tyranid hunched on his chest, it drove itís claws down through the chest, the sergeant dropping his sword and Plasma Pistol, the marines were starting to tip the balance but they were still out numbered three to one, Ezmar stepped down from the storm bolter and ran out of the rhino, unsheathing his sword, he ran in slashing his sword left and right, slaying and dismembering tyranids where ever his sword landed, soon he was surrounded by tyranids as well, soon he was back to back with Logan, fighting for his life, he dodged a killing blow from a gaunt, he reversed his sword and drove his sword through the back of the gaunt pinning it to the ground. He pulled his sword free, he turned round seeing Lorgar knocked to the ground. A Warrior was about to deliver the killing blow when Ezmar dove forward, sword raised, and a prayer to the emperor on his lips, his sword hit the warrior but did nothing but anger the beast, the warrior swung itís tail round, slashing inches from Ezmarís side, he dropped to one knee, bringing his sword up to block a downward stab from the beasts claw. He forced the talon away, he rolled under the guard of the creature and swung high, only to be hit in the chest by the warriors tail flinging him to the ground a few meters away, he landed with a crunch, and screamed realizing that one of his ribs was probably broken. He propped him self up on his elbows, he saw the warrior striding towards him, he reached round for a weapon, his hand closing on the handle of a pistol, he brought it up and fired, sending a bolt of plasma, hitting the warrior in the head, melting the warriors head, itís body slumping to the ground. Ezmar forced him self to stand up attempting to block out the pain, he limped towards the chapter master of the swords, who was in the process of directing him battle-brothers fire in precise volleys that chewed up gaunts by the hundred, he heard a hissing behind him he swung round, seeing a Gaunt, he fired in a split second reaction, the gaunt realed from the blast screaming, Ezmar felt the pistols heat in his hand he threw it away as the heat began to become unbearable there was an explosion and a wave of heat and noise washed over Ezmar suddenly he found himself looking at the sky, he gazed round and saw a Gaunt about to drive its claws through his head. He closed his eyes and made his peace with the emperor. He heard a shout and the sound of massed bolter fire then a loud screech. He opened his eyes and saw Logan crouched over him calling for an apothecary.
He blacked out, and woke up 10 months later, to find Logan sitting next to his bed. Soon his hearing returned, Logan was informed him that he was part way through the process of becoming a novice of the chapter, upon where he would be relocated into the chapters tenth company where he would commence his training, in the hope of becoming a battle-brother of the chapter. Logan continued to tell Ezmar of the epic story of the chapterís history, from the moment of the great betrayal of the heretic Luther, to their founding some years later. Soon Apothecary Slaínma entered the room and told Logan that Ezmar was to go into surgery for the next part of his operation.
Ezmar Quickly rose through the ranks of the space marines, he passed out of the 10th company within 1 year off becoming a scout. He was then inducted into the 5th company where he was placed under command of Sergeant Augmen. He was soon given his own squad to command. He soon achieved veteran status and was placed into the 2nd terminator squad. And after the campaign to reclaim Janvina from the orks, he was promoted to sergeant of the first company. Under the command of Lorgar he was given command of the 5th company, to battle the Tyranids on Windasor.
After a recent engagement in the valley of death where the 5th company slayed a substantial number of Tyranids, Captain Ezmar was further promoted to Master of the fleet, after the previous Master of the fleet was killed in a accident in a ritual duel on Isan-Gar, to settle a dispute of honor between the previous master of the fleet and a librarian-novice of the chapter, as the librarian-novice was found to be intruding into the masters mind and planting visions and thoughts into his mind, when this was discovered, the master of the fleet was furious, and demanded that his honor be restored, the chapter master Logan Renstorm, found the situation humorous and allowed the duel, so as not to upset the master. Upon the victory of the librarian-novice he was applauded by the chapters Librarium as they were astounded that a novice could perform such tricks upon a master of the chapter. The novice by appointment of the chapter master himself was promoted to full marine and relocated to the 5th company where he would serve as Captain Ezmarís advisor.
'It's Not Retreat, It's a tactical withdrawl, Sir!' Sgt Carasen to Commissar Howe
'Fall Back, Fall Back!!!' Vet Sgt Kalon
'I thought our regiment never fell back sir' Pvt Grem
'Well why don't you explain that to the nice horde of Xenos scumbags that are closing in on our position' Vet Sgt Kalon
Not bad, not bad at all. I've noticed actually that Space Marine Chapters that integrate themselves into society are few and far between, with the Ultramarines being the only example I can think of at the moment, but perhaps that is as it should be - few are the people indeed who could relate to an armoured giant that could crush a man's skull with little thought and less effort. As for your commander, Captain Ezmar, I found a small glitch in his personal history - if he was 19 when the Marines found him, he would be past the recruiting age for the majority of the implants that are necessary. It could work but it is horrifically dangerous; most neophytes have their secondary hearts and ossmodulas implanted at age 13 or 14 with the surgery integrated into their training program until the black carapace is implanted, usually around the age that Ezmar was when he was found by the chapter. I'm not saying that you can't do this, I'm just saying that most Chapters wouldn't do it because of the risks involved and the extent to which the technology and knowledge of surgical procedures has deteriorated since the time of the Great Crusade. Only in desperate situations would Marines consider taking recruits primarily from the upper end of the recruitment age, such as when the Chapter is severely depleted as in the case of the Soul Drinkers. Perhaps you may want to rethink this part of his history?
Alternately It could make an interesting addition to his history to talk about the risks that had to be taken in the surgery. He was at the extreme upper end of the biological window for implantation of most of the organs and that meant dangerous shortcuts were involved.
Still if he were two or three years younger it would be better for the story.
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