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'''Jarulek''', also known as '''Jarulek the Glorified''' or '''Jarulek the Blessed''', was one of the more formidable [[Dark Apostles]] of the [[Word Bearers]] Traitor Legion. He was considered as one of the favoured servants of the immortal Daemon [[Primarch]] [[Lorgar]], serving as a true bearer of the word. Through his extreme devotion to [[Chaos Undivided]] and furious passion and fiery oratory he had brought countless millions into the eight-fold path. Countless millions that remained ignorant and resistant to the true faith had been slain in holy war upon his orders.
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[[File:Post-Heresy_Daemon_Head.jpg|thumb|225px|The ''Latros Sacrum'', Badge of the [[Word Bearers]] [[Traitor Legion]]]]
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'''Jarulek''', also known as '''Jarulek the Glorified''' or '''Jarulek the Blessed''', was one of the more formidable [[Dark Apostles]] of the [[Word Bearers]] [[Traitor Legion]]. He was considered one of the favoured servants of the immortal [[Daemon Prince|Daemon Primarch]] [[Lorgar]], a true bearer of the Word of the [[Ruinous Powers]]. Through his extreme devotion to [[Chaos Undivided]], furious passion and fiery oratory he brought countless millions into the truth of the Eight-Fold Path. Millions more who had chosen to remain ignorant and resistant to the true faith had been slain upon his orders. Jarulek was slain on the world of Tanakreg by an awakened [[Necron Lord]] after successfully recovering a potent artefact from the [[Necrons]]' stasis tomb.
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==History==
 
==History==
Like all of the senior brothers of Word Bearers, Jarulek was born on the world of [[Colchis]] and had been there at the beginning, when their blessed Primarch Lorgar had led the first purge, casting down the Old Faith and conquering the entirety of their world, united the disparate masses into one coherent faith. After the Emperor came to their world and reunited with his long lost son, he had brought the Urizen into the fold and gave him a command of his own legion of warriors, created from his genetic code. The Primarch had bowed in obeisance, leading the population of his world in rejoicing and worshiping the Emperor as the one, true God of Mankind. But their faith had been sorely misplaced. Soon, those found worthy amongst the Colchisian masses were recruited to become a part of the Urizen's legion of the faithful. Jarulek was one of the first to be found worthy of becoming a Legionary.
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Like all of the Astartes of the Word Bearers Legion, Jarulek was born on the world of [[Colchis]] and had participated in the Primarch Lorgar's first holy war where his faction had cast down the devotees of the Colchisian Old Faith and conquered the entirety of their world, uniting the disparate masses in the service of Lorgar's sect of the single religious faith called the Covenant. Jarulek had been there from the beginning, inspired by the reverent words of the blessed Urizen, following him in rebellion as they overthrew the followers of the Old Faith. After the Emperor came to Colchis and reunited with his long-lost son, he had brought Lorgar into the Imperial fold and gave him command of the XVII<sup>th</sup> Legion of Space Marines who had been created from his genetic code. Jarulek had been one of the first Colchisian candidates found worthy to join the ranks of the [[Space Marines]] of the XVII<sup>th</sup> Legion. The Primarch bowed in obeisance to his father's wishes, leading the population of his world in rejoicing and worshiping the Emperor as the one, true God of [[Mankind]]. But they would discover that their faith had been sorely misplaced.
 
===Great Crusade===
 
===Great Crusade===
During the [[Great Crusade]], Jarulek had already attained the rank of Captain through his acts of valour and extreme faith in the tenets of their Legion's beliefs. Though the Word Bearers were already engaged fighting the [[Orks|Ork]] menace in the Chairak Nebula, the Primarch dispatch Captain Jerulek and 2,000 warrior brothers to bring the recalcitrant world of Fortrea Quintus into Imperial compliance. He had explicit orders from the Primarch to pacify Fortrea Quintus within 3 months. Quickly establishing positions throughout the planet, Jarulek and the Word Bearers roused the populace, who lived in abject poverty, with rousing speeches and fiery oratory to rise up against their corrupt and ruthless monarchy that grew fat of their labours. The oppressed people of Fortrea Quintus joined Jarulek's march until his army had swollen to more than a million. Only one month after landing, Captain Jarulek and his millions of faithful followers, launched a massive attack against the planetary ruler's final bastion. The casualties sustained by the populace were staggering as thousands died charging the heavily defended walls with little more than pistols and spears. Using this as a distraction, the Word Bearers launched a flanking attack catching the defenders off guard, striking for the heart of the palace. Jarulek himself captured the planet's ruler and threw him to the blood-maddened mob. Nearly 90% of the people who had joined the Captain's march had been killed, while barely a handful of Word Bearers had been slain. When Imperial authorities had finally arrived to indoctrinate the population in the [[Imperial Truth]] they were horrified by the Jarulek's careless use of the populace, but found the people as loyal to the burgeoning [[Imperium of Man]] as any loyal world could be. Later, during the galaxy spanning insurrection known as the [[Horus Heresy]] occurred, the population of Fortrea Quintus rose up and slaughtered their Imperial leaders, siding with Warmaster [[Horus]]. The planet had to be cleansed by the [[Blood Angels]] Legion. Imperial scholars now widely believed that the Word Bearers corrupted the entirety of the populace of Fortrea Quintus upon the planet's initial compliance.
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During the [[Great Crusade]], Jarulek attained the rank of Captain through his acts of valour and extreme faith in the tenets of his Legion's beliefs. Though the Word Bearers were already engaged fighting the [[Orks|Ork]] menace in the Chairak Nebula, the Primarch despatched Captain Jerulek and 2,000 Astartes to bring the recalcitrant world of Fortrea Quintus into Imperial Compliance. He had explicit orders from the Primarch to pacify Fortrea Quintus within 3 months. Quickly establishing positions on the planet, Jarulek and the Word Bearers roused the abjectly poor populace with rousing speeches and fiery oratory to rise up against the corrupt and ruthless monarchy that had grown fat off of their labours. The oppressed people of Fortrea Quintus joined Jarulek's march until his army had swollen to more than a million. Only one month after landing, Jarulek and his faithful followers launched a massive attack against the planetary ruler's final bastion. The casualties sustained by the populace were horrific as thousands died charging the heavily defended walls with little more than pistols and spears. Using this as a distraction, the Word Bearers launched a flanking attack that caught the defenders off-guard, as they moved into the heart of the palace. Jarulek himself captured the planet's ruler and threw him to the blood-maddened mob to be torn to shreds. Nearly 90% of the people who had joined the Jarulek's march had been killed, while barely a handful of Word Bearers had been slain. When Imperial authorities finally arrived to indoctrinate the population in the [[Imperial Truth]] they were horrified by Jarulek's careless use of the populace, but found the people as loyal to the burgeoning [[Imperium of Man]] as any loyal world could be. Later, during the galaxy-spanning insurrection against the Emperor's rule known as the [[Horus Heresy]], the population of Fortrea Quintus rose up and slaughtered their Imperial leaders, siding with the [[Warmaster]] [[Horus]]. The planet was later cleansed by the [[Blood Angels]] [[Legion]] because of the depth of Chaotic corruption found amongst its people. Imperial scholars now widely believe that the Word Bearers corrupted the entirety of the populace of Fortrea Quintus to the service of the Dark Gods following the submission of the planet to Imperial Compliance.
 
===Horus Heresy===
 
===Horus Heresy===
When the Emperor's most favoured son, Horus turned upon his father and instigated the galaxy-wide conflict known as the Horus Heresy, the Word Bearers were once of the first Legions to declare their allegiance for the Warmaster, and none so more fervently than Jarulek. By this time Jarulek now served as the First Acolyte to the Dark Apostle known as the Warmonger (then known as [[Sor Talgron]]. At the closing days of this interlegionary conflict, Jarulek was a part of the final assault upon [[Terra]], taking a part in the fighting against the Emperor's palace. After the heresy, when his master was mortally wounded and interred within the sacred sepulchre of a [[Dreadnought]], Jarulek was elevated to the esteemed and coveted position of Dark Apostle, taking control of the Host. He would later serve as the Coryphaus to the First Captain [[Kor Phaeron]].
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When Horus turned upon his father and instigated the galaxy-wide conflict known as the Horus Heresy, the Word Bearers were one of the first Astartes Legions to declare their allegiance for the Warmaster, and none was more fervent in this decision than Jarulek. By this time Jarulek had become the First Acolyte to the [[Dark Apostle]] [[Sor Talgron]], who would later become the [[Chaos Dreadnought]] known as [[The Warmonger]]. In the waning days of the Heresy, Jarulek took part in the [[Battle of Terra]] and fought before the gates of the [[Imperial Palace]]. After the Heresy, when his master had been interred within the sepulchre of a Dreadnought following his mortal wounding on Terra, Jarulek was elevated to the esteemed and coveted position of Dark Apostle, taking control of his own Word Bearers' Host. He would later serve as the Coryphaus to the First Captain [[Kor Phaeron]].
 
===Dark Fate===
 
===Dark Fate===
Before the end of the Horus Heresy, Jarulek had been afflicted with a dire prophecy which he had penned into his own flesh. After ten millennia had passed his prophecy came to fruition. This was a driving factor in the Word Bearers invading the Imperial world of Tanakreg. Though the planet contained a formidable air defence network protecting it from orbital attack and a large number of local Planetary Defense Forces (PDF), numbering approximately 200,000 soldiers, they were subsequently slaughtered by the invading Word Bearers. The Word Bearers Host only suffered minimal casualties due to their propagation of [[Chaos Cults]] and inciting them to rise up against their Imperial overlords. This cancerous rot had spread even into the upper echelons within the PDF, resulting in the Air Defense network being shut down through sabotage, so that the Word Bearers could launch a successful deep strike planetary assault. With the successful subjugation of Tanakreg, Jarulek had the remaining populace enslaved and forced them to build a massive obelisk known as a [[Gehemehnet]]. This foul structure is designed to channel Warp energy directly into a planet, effectively turning it into a [[Daemon World]]. Jarulek used the Gehemehnet to channel enough Warp energy to shatter the crust of the planet, exposing a dormant [[Necron Monolith]] beneath its surface. Accompanied by his First Acolyte [[Marduk]], the Dark Apostle managed to recover a powerful artifact from the tomb, but was slain by the awakened [[Necron Lord]] as Marduk made his escape.
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Before the end of the Horus Heresy, Jarulek had been gifted with a dire prophecy by the Dark Gods which he had penned into his own flesh. Ten millennia later this prophecy came to fruition after the Word Bearers Host he commanded invaded the Imperial world of [[Tanakreg]]. The Dark Apostle led the 34<sup>th</sup> Host, whose ranks had swollen a century past when the warriors of another Dark Apostle had been amalgamated into its ranks after their leader had been slain in battle. Ceremonies of mourning had lasted weeks as the Legion honoured the passing of one of its religious fathers. Jarulek had, of course, ordered the execution of all the captains of the leaderless Host's companies for having allowed such a sacrilege to take place. It was deemed by the Dark Council on the Daemon World of [[Sicarus]], the spiritual home of the Word Bearers Legion and the throne world of the blessed Daemon Primarch Lorgar, that Jarulek take command of the leaderless Host, for he had an apprentice, First Acolyte [[Marduk]], who would soon be ready to bear the mantle of Dark Apostle. When, and if, the First Acolyte became worthy of the title of Dark Apostle, then Jarulek would split the combined Host once more into two.
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The invasion of Tanakreg progressed as Jarulek had foreseen. Though the planet possessed a formidable air defence network protecting it from orbital attack and a large number of local [[Planetary Defense Force]]s (PDF), numbering approximately 200,000 soldiers, they were subsequently slaughtered by the invading Word Bearers. The Word Bearers Host only suffered minimal casualties as they had seeded the planet before their invasion with a large number of [[Chaos Cults]] and then incited them to rise up against their Imperial overlords when the time for their invasion had arrived. This cancerous rot had spread into the upper echelons of the Tanakreg PDF, whose members sabotaged the world's air defence network so that the Word Bearers could launch a deep strike planetary assault. With the successful subjugation of Tanakreg, Jarulek had the remaining populace enslaved and forced them to build a massive obelisk known as a [[Gehemehnet]]. This foul structure was designed to channel [[Warp]] energy directly into a planet, effectively transforming it into a [[Daemon World]]. Jarulek used the Gehemehnet to channel enough Warp energy to shatter the crust of the planet, exposing a dormant [[Necron Monolith]] beneath its surface. Accompanied by his First Acolyte [[Marduk]], the Dark Apostle made his way into the subterranean depths and managed to recover a powerful artefact from the [[Necrons]]' stasis tomb. This artefact was known as the ''Nexus Arrangement'' -- a fell device of Necron manufacture capable of creating prodigious Warp Storms and [[Stasis Field|stasis fields]] that could engulf and isolate entire systems, leaving the artefact's users free to launch an invasion and conquest at their leisure. Such a device would be a potent weapon in the hands of the servants of Chaos. When the two Word Bearers had reached the centre of the tomb, Jarulek turned upon his First Acolyte and attempted to kill him in order to fulfill his dire prophecy, but as the pair of Word Bearers fought one another, a long dormant [[Necron Lord]] awoke and slew Jarulek. Marduk seized the artefact and took up his former master's Accursed [[Crozius Arcanum]], and made good his escape.
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==Appearance==
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As a dedicated servant of the Lords of Chaos, Jarulek's devotion was such that he had penned the hallowed words of his Daemon Primarch across every centimetre of his exposed pale skin. He was literally a walking ''[[Book of Lorgar]]''. The tiny, intricate Colchisian script was inscribed perfectly across his flesh. Litanies and catechisms ran symmetrically down each side of his pale, hairless head, and his cheeks, chin and neck were sprawled with passages and curses. There was not a place upon him where a data-stylus could be placed and not touch the hallowed words of the great Daemon Primarch. Devotions, supplications, and orisons extended over Jarulek's lips, inside his cheeks and across his tongue. Not even his eyes had been spared, as citations of vengeance, hate and worship had been scribed on the soft, glutinous jelly of those orbs.
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*''Dark Apostle'' (Novel) by Anthony Reynolds
 
*''Dark Apostle'' (Novel) by Anthony Reynolds
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Post-Heresy Daemon Head

The Latros Sacrum, Badge of the Word Bearers Traitor Legion

Jarulek, also known as Jarulek the Glorified or Jarulek the Blessed, was one of the more formidable Dark Apostles of the Word Bearers Traitor Legion. He was considered one of the favoured servants of the immortal Daemon Primarch Lorgar, a true bearer of the Word of the Ruinous Powers. Through his extreme devotion to Chaos Undivided, furious passion and fiery oratory he brought countless millions into the truth of the Eight-Fold Path. Millions more who had chosen to remain ignorant and resistant to the true faith had been slain upon his orders. Jarulek was slain on the world of Tanakreg by an awakened Necron Lord after successfully recovering a potent artefact from the Necrons' stasis tomb.

HistoryEdit

Like all of the Astartes of the Word Bearers Legion, Jarulek was born on the world of Colchis and had participated in the Primarch Lorgar's first holy war where his faction had cast down the devotees of the Colchisian Old Faith and conquered the entirety of their world, uniting the disparate masses in the service of Lorgar's sect of the single religious faith called the Covenant. Jarulek had been there from the beginning, inspired by the reverent words of the blessed Urizen, following him in rebellion as they overthrew the followers of the Old Faith. After the Emperor came to Colchis and reunited with his long-lost son, he had brought Lorgar into the Imperial fold and gave him command of the XVIIth Legion of Space Marines who had been created from his genetic code. Jarulek had been one of the first Colchisian candidates found worthy to join the ranks of the Space Marines of the XVIIth Legion. The Primarch bowed in obeisance to his father's wishes, leading the population of his world in rejoicing and worshiping the Emperor as the one, true God of Mankind. But they would discover that their faith had been sorely misplaced.

Great CrusadeEdit

During the Great Crusade, Jarulek attained the rank of Captain through his acts of valour and extreme faith in the tenets of his Legion's beliefs. Though the Word Bearers were already engaged fighting the Ork menace in the Chairak Nebula, the Primarch despatched Captain Jerulek and 2,000 Astartes to bring the recalcitrant world of Fortrea Quintus into Imperial Compliance. He had explicit orders from the Primarch to pacify Fortrea Quintus within 3 months. Quickly establishing positions on the planet, Jarulek and the Word Bearers roused the abjectly poor populace with rousing speeches and fiery oratory to rise up against the corrupt and ruthless monarchy that had grown fat off of their labours. The oppressed people of Fortrea Quintus joined Jarulek's march until his army had swollen to more than a million. Only one month after landing, Jarulek and his faithful followers launched a massive attack against the planetary ruler's final bastion. The casualties sustained by the populace were horrific as thousands died charging the heavily defended walls with little more than pistols and spears. Using this as a distraction, the Word Bearers launched a flanking attack that caught the defenders off-guard, as they moved into the heart of the palace. Jarulek himself captured the planet's ruler and threw him to the blood-maddened mob to be torn to shreds. Nearly 90% of the people who had joined the Jarulek's march had been killed, while barely a handful of Word Bearers had been slain. When Imperial authorities finally arrived to indoctrinate the population in the Imperial Truth they were horrified by Jarulek's careless use of the populace, but found the people as loyal to the burgeoning Imperium of Man as any loyal world could be. Later, during the galaxy-spanning insurrection against the Emperor's rule known as the Horus Heresy, the population of Fortrea Quintus rose up and slaughtered their Imperial leaders, siding with the Warmaster Horus. The planet was later cleansed by the Blood Angels Legion because of the depth of Chaotic corruption found amongst its people. Imperial scholars now widely believe that the Word Bearers corrupted the entirety of the populace of Fortrea Quintus to the service of the Dark Gods following the submission of the planet to Imperial Compliance.

Horus HeresyEdit

When Horus turned upon his father and instigated the galaxy-wide conflict known as the Horus Heresy, the Word Bearers were one of the first Astartes Legions to declare their allegiance for the Warmaster, and none was more fervent in this decision than Jarulek. By this time Jarulek had become the First Acolyte to the Dark Apostle Sor Talgron, who would later become the Chaos Dreadnought known as The Warmonger. In the waning days of the Heresy, Jarulek took part in the Battle of Terra and fought before the gates of the Imperial Palace. After the Heresy, when his master had been interred within the sepulchre of a Dreadnought following his mortal wounding on Terra, Jarulek was elevated to the esteemed and coveted position of Dark Apostle, taking control of his own Word Bearers' Host. He would later serve as the Coryphaus to the First Captain Kor Phaeron.

Dark FateEdit

Before the end of the Horus Heresy, Jarulek had been gifted with a dire prophecy by the Dark Gods which he had penned into his own flesh. Ten millennia later this prophecy came to fruition after the Word Bearers Host he commanded invaded the Imperial world of Tanakreg. The Dark Apostle led the 34th Host, whose ranks had swollen a century past when the warriors of another Dark Apostle had been amalgamated into its ranks after their leader had been slain in battle. Ceremonies of mourning had lasted weeks as the Legion honoured the passing of one of its religious fathers. Jarulek had, of course, ordered the execution of all the captains of the leaderless Host's companies for having allowed such a sacrilege to take place. It was deemed by the Dark Council on the Daemon World of Sicarus, the spiritual home of the Word Bearers Legion and the throne world of the blessed Daemon Primarch Lorgar, that Jarulek take command of the leaderless Host, for he had an apprentice, First Acolyte Marduk, who would soon be ready to bear the mantle of Dark Apostle. When, and if, the First Acolyte became worthy of the title of Dark Apostle, then Jarulek would split the combined Host once more into two.

The invasion of Tanakreg progressed as Jarulek had foreseen. Though the planet possessed a formidable air defence network protecting it from orbital attack and a large number of local Planetary Defense Forces (PDF), numbering approximately 200,000 soldiers, they were subsequently slaughtered by the invading Word Bearers. The Word Bearers Host only suffered minimal casualties as they had seeded the planet before their invasion with a large number of Chaos Cults and then incited them to rise up against their Imperial overlords when the time for their invasion had arrived. This cancerous rot had spread into the upper echelons of the Tanakreg PDF, whose members sabotaged the world's air defence network so that the Word Bearers could launch a deep strike planetary assault. With the successful subjugation of Tanakreg, Jarulek had the remaining populace enslaved and forced them to build a massive obelisk known as a Gehemehnet. This foul structure was designed to channel Warp energy directly into a planet, effectively transforming it into a Daemon World. Jarulek used the Gehemehnet to channel enough Warp energy to shatter the crust of the planet, exposing a dormant Necron Monolith beneath its surface. Accompanied by his First Acolyte Marduk, the Dark Apostle made his way into the subterranean depths and managed to recover a powerful artefact from the Necrons' stasis tomb. This artefact was known as the Nexus Arrangement -- a fell device of Necron manufacture capable of creating prodigious Warp Storms and stasis fields that could engulf and isolate entire systems, leaving the artefact's users free to launch an invasion and conquest at their leisure. Such a device would be a potent weapon in the hands of the servants of Chaos. When the two Word Bearers had reached the centre of the tomb, Jarulek turned upon his First Acolyte and attempted to kill him in order to fulfill his dire prophecy, but as the pair of Word Bearers fought one another, a long dormant Necron Lord awoke and slew Jarulek. Marduk seized the artefact and took up his former master's Accursed Crozius Arcanum, and made good his escape.

AppearanceEdit

As a dedicated servant of the Lords of Chaos, Jarulek's devotion was such that he had penned the hallowed words of his Daemon Primarch across every centimetre of his exposed pale skin. He was literally a walking Book of Lorgar. The tiny, intricate Colchisian script was inscribed perfectly across his flesh. Litanies and catechisms ran symmetrically down each side of his pale, hairless head, and his cheeks, chin and neck were sprawled with passages and curses. There was not a place upon him where a data-stylus could be placed and not touch the hallowed words of the great Daemon Primarch. Devotions, supplications, and orisons extended over Jarulek's lips, inside his cheeks and across his tongue. Not even his eyes had been spared, as citations of vengeance, hate and worship had been scribed on the soft, glutinous jelly of those orbs.

SourcesEdit

  • Dark Apostle (Novel) by Anthony Reynolds
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