Helga Vastorpoole is a General of the Astra Militarum who commands the ground forces on the world of Pyrathas in the Jericho Reach.


Commander of the Astra Militarum forces stationed on Pyrathas, Vastorpoole is a young, ambitious leader who sees her star on the ascent. Promoted from the ranks of the first Scintillan Imperial Guard regiments to make the passage through the Jericho-Maw Warp Gate, she has served in the Achilus Crusade since its inception.

Now she serves on Pyrathas. The crusade command's intention is to give her ample experience in bureaucratic organisation, then send her back through the gate to take command of a newly-mustered Astra Militarum regiment. Her veteran leadership should have the regiment well-prepared when they enter the Jericho Reach.

Vastorpoole was one of a young crop of officers promoted after the disastrous first conflicts with the Stigmartus killed so many senior staff. Her entire military career has seen her fighting the minions of Chaos, and Vastorpoole has become quite good at it.

In fact, she sees the transferring of troops and materiel from the Acheros Salient to the Orpheus Salient of the crusade as a mistake. Better to crush the true enemy, the Stigmartus, quickly and decisively. Then, with the centre secure, focus the combined military forces of two salients on eliminating the Tyranid threat.


  • Deathwatch: The Jericho Reach (RPG), pg. 12
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