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The Legio Kulisaetai ("Gatekeepers") was a Traitor Titan Legion of the Dark Mechanicum. It hailed from the Forge World of Kalibrax located in the region of Imperial space called the Belt of Iron within the Segmentum Pacificus and Segmentum Tempestus.

Much of the Legio Kulisaetai's history is defined by the endless battles that wracked the surface of Kalibrax during the Age of Strife, as all manner of factions strove to achieve dominance over the Forge World.

After the world was liberated by the Great Crusade, the Gatekeepers brought their style of methodical destruction to dozens of worlds across the galaxy.

In war, the Legio Kulisaetai was famed for their scorched earth tactics, its Titans slowly advancing over the corpses of their foes, leaving nothing standing in their wake.

Legion History

Legion colour scheme of the Legio Kulisaetai as displayed by the Warlord-class Titan Sanctificetur Filium.

Origins

The world of Kalibrax was a strife-riven world that had endured endless horrors since the Age of Strife, its abundance of technologically-advanced ruins scattered across the planet's surface, evidence of a time when the might of Kalibrax may have rivalled that of Mars itself.

Such a state of prosperity had ended before the world's rediscovery by the Great Crusade, its people having suffered through millennia of civil war between dozens of fanatical cults that had risen during those dark days.

The most prominent of these tech-cultists, who styled themselves as the "Endeavour of Airless Purity" and sought to sterilise the galaxy by purging it of all biological life, had all but achieved total dominance over Kalibrax when contact was made with Imperial representatives.

Reasoning that the beliefs of Airless Purity were opposed to those of the Imperial Truth, the Imperium offered its support to those who still opposed the tech-cultists. In a matter of solar months, the hunted became the hunters and ascended to become the rulers of a ruined world.

Having been subjected to millennia of war, Kalibrax proved in dire need of transformation in order to become a productive Forge World. To aid the revival of Kalibrax, a fresh populace was seeded upon the Forge World, to be placed under the control of its ruling council, while the Legio Kulisaetai, the battered survivors of Kalibrax's original Titan Legion, was gifted a complement of Titans drawn from the Legio Mortis.

In this way, the world was brought closer to Mars, which the people of Kalibrax they held in gratitude for such aid, while ensuring the Forge World quickly moved towards self-sufficiency.

As a final act of respect, the Legio Kulisaetai was granted the moniker of the "Gatekeepers" in recognition of its valiant defence of Kalibrax against the countless foes who had assailed them during the Age of Strife.

Horus Heresy

The transplanting of dozens of Legio Mortis personnel into the Legio Kalibrax did much to change the mien of the younger Legio.

Though no overt alteration of command structure was implemented amongst the ranks of Legio Kulisaetai, many of those originally from Legio Mortis quickly ascended the ranks thanks to decades, or centuries, of experience.

The unwavering loyalty those of the Legio Mortis held for the fabricator-general of Mars was mirrored by those within the Legio Kulisaetai, and it was presumed by many that Kalibrax would eagerly follow those its Titan crews so revered into treachery during the Horus Heresy.

Contrary to such suspicions, the magi of Kalibrax were quick to publicly sever all ties with Mars once news reached them of the fabricator-general's betrayal of the Emperor, going so far as to order the execution of those accused of dissenting against such a move.

It was noted by more sceptical observers that of those executed, none were known to hold strong ties to Mars nor could they trace their heritage back to the Legio Mortis, suggesting a different motive behind the sanctioned killings.

Such suspicions proved well-founded when the Cataclysm of Iron erupted, as Kalibrax moved against the Forge World of Atar-Median, home of the Legio Atarus, hoping to turn the conquered world over to the Traitor fabricator-general as a sign of devotion.

Cataclysm of Iron

Following the Drop Site Massacre at Isstvan V, the fires of war spread across the galaxy. Yet not every region was swiftly consumed. The Belt of Iron was one such place. Populated by numerous lesser Forge Worlds, it became mired in distrust and tension, with few worlds wishing to be forthcoming with their allegiance.

Those that did often feared treachery and were slow to overtly move against another Forge World lest a hidden foe strike while their attention was elsewhere. What was clear to many within the Belt of Iron was that of the thousands of worlds contained within its borders, only a handful truly possessed the capacity to wage all-out war against their neighbours, with those Forge Worlds possessing Titan Legions the most prominent of such worlds.

In the lead-up to the assault by the Legio Atarus upon the Findari Spoil, numerous proxy wars erupted across the Belt of Iron, with Forge Worlds using clandestine forces and allied worlds to strike out against those they perceived as foe. Such a situation proved only a temporary one.

Findari Spoil Campaign

Within the Findari Spoil, a barren region of space in close proximity to the Loyalist Forge World of Atar-Median, those aligned with the Warmaster Horus toiled.

Kalibrax, a planet notable for its considerable ties to the Fabricator-General Kelbor-Hal of Mars, worked in secret to construct a series of fortifications across the asteroid belts and single planet within the Findari Spoil.

This served as the first step towards the invasion of Atar-Median, with Kalibrax desiring to gift the Loyalist world to the fabricator-general, who had long seen the creation of Atar-Median as a direct insult against him.

The efforts of Kalibrax did not go unnoticed and the forces of Atar-Median fell upon the system when news reached them of Iron Warriors allies moving to aid the construction efforts of Kalibrax. While Taghmata forces, supported by Knights of House Col'Khak, were tasked with seizing control of the system’s orbital defences, the Legio Atarus mustered for the main assault upon the sole planet within the Spoil.

Upon the surface of the world, the tech-priests of Kalibrax had raised a towering fortress which held over two dozen god-engines of the Legio Kulisaetai. Leveraging the lack of orbital defences constructed around the fortress, the Legio Atarus disembarked mere kilometres from their target, falling upon the Gatekeepers with frightening speed.

In doing so, the Firebrands joined battle with a foe largely unprepared, with many Traitor Titans yet to have awakened from their slumber. With the Legio Atarus came a cadre of tech-priests who had the singular task of seizing control of the fortress and turning it against the Traitors.

In support of such labours, the Legio Atarus stood guard, awaiting the arrival of the Traitors who would inevitably try to stop them.

Post-combat reports state that six Legio Kulisaetai Titans were destroyed after a single solar hour of brutal combat, while eight Legio Atarus Titans were damaged, three of which required extensive repairs.

In turn, four additional Legio Laniaskara Titans, each still lying dormant within their cradles, were captured by the Firebrands, replenishing the losses they had suffered.

In the days following their victory, the Legio Atarus moved to secure their hold upon the Findari Spoil, hunting down those Gatekeeper Titans that had escaped the fall of their fortress, while Atar-Median Taghmata, supported by House Col'Khak Knights, secured their hold upon the system's orbital defences.

In a single solar week, the Loyalist forces had claimed dominion over the Findari Spoil, casting out the Traitors and claiming the first victory of the coming conflict. Looking outwards, Atar-Median issued the call to war, knowing their actions were likely to be the spark that ignited all-out war across the Belt of Iron.

Relief of Xiloci II

As expected, the battle within the Findari Spoil proved to be the catalyst for all-out war across the Belt of Iron. No longer constrained by a desire to maintain the pretence of continued allegiance to the Emperor, Kalibrax moved to expand its Forge Empire.

In doing so they called upon those they knew shared their new loyalties, assembling a large fleet in preparation for the invasion of the Ny'Drinah sub-sector, a region within the Belt of Iron capable of producing a significant supply of resources to feed the ceaseless hunger of several Forge Worlds.

Motivated by a need for an ever-increasing quantity of materiel to fuel the war effort, the forces of Urdesh and Kalibrax, led by their respective Titan Legions, fell upon the sub-sector.

The initial conquest proved swift, with the sub-sector largely devoid of forces capable of resisting the might of a Titan Legion. In quick order, five of the systems within the sub-sector fell to the Traitors, with the remaining two, including the sub-sector's capital, heavily besieged and in desperate need of reinforcements.

Initial attempts to reinforce the sub-sector proved a failure, as disparate groups of Loyalist forces, mustered upon both Atar-Median and Arachnus, failed to gain ground against the invading Traitors.

It was only through the staunch resistance of the defenders of the Xiloci'ny System that enough time was given for Graia, homeworld of the Legio Astraman, to muster a force capable of turning back the tide of Traitors.

The first blow to the Traitors came in the Uridoci'ny System, when the relief fleet from Graia engaged in a methodical conquest of the worlds within it, their efforts doing much to embolden those who resisted across the sub-sector.

The ultimate goal for the Loyalists proved to be Xiloci II, the planetary capital of the sub-sector and the main bastion of resistance against the Traitor advance. It was to Xiloci II that the Loyalists committed most of their forces, advancing upon the vast web of siege works constructed around each of the planet's hive cities that had yet to fall.

In an effort to isolate the Traitors, the Loyalist forces split into three detachments, enacting simultaneous assaults upon multiple hive cities to prevent nearby Traitors from reinforcing their allies elsewhere on the planet.

No single battle defined the war that unfolded upon Xiloci II, for dozens of hive cities were contested by the Traitors and each assault upon their entrenched positions proved gruelling, both sides heavily punished in the unfolding conflict, as described below.

Notable Campaigns

  • Cataclysm of Iron (010-015.M31) - Across border sectors of the Segmentum Tempestus and the Segmentum Pacificus are located numerous lesser Forge Worlds known collectively as the "Belt of Iron." After the sundering of the Imperium during the Horus Heresy, many declared for the Traitor cause, including the Legio Kulisaetai, at the engineering of the treacherous Fabricator-General Kelbor-Hal of Mars, while others remained loyal to Terra or sought to remain as aloof as possible from the conflict. Strife and tentative conflict between these once-aligned worlds erupted into full-scale war in 010.M31, pitching the Mars-aligned Forge Worlds of Incunabula, Urdesh, Valia-Maximal and Kalibrax against the forces of the Loyalist worlds of Graia, Arl'yeth and Atar-Median, while Arachnus and Jerulas Station both fell into civil war. The resulting conflict that later became known as the "Cataclysm of Iron," saw the forge lords, their armies and allied Titan Legions and Knight houses turn on each other in protracted warfare, with scores of Human-inhabited worlds in the region suffering as they became the battlegrounds upon which the combatants fought.
    • Invasion of Ny'Drinah (302.010-552.010.M31) - Several hundred vessels, bearing the livery of both the Traitor Forge Worlds of Urdesh and Kalibrax, emerged from the Warp within the Paradonal'ny System, oblitering its defence stations with minimal losses and laying claim to the fleet anchorage. Soon after, astropaths across the Belt of Iron passed word of a widespread message, dispatched from unknown origins, calling for those worlds that had turned aside from the Omnissiah and His blessed representatives in favour of distant idols shrouded in falsehood. Acting upon preordained strategies, the Traitor Forge Worlds moved to lay claim to the valuable worlds of the Ny'Drinah sub-sector. The subsequent conquest of the sub-sector proved swift. Having secured a base of operations through their capture of the Paradonal'ny System, the Traitor fleet moved to seize their secondary targets. The core of the Traitor force consisted of Titans drawn from both the Legio Damicium and the Legio Kulisaetai, of which varying strength estimates placed between 25 and 70 Traitor god-engines committed to the conquest and whose considerable might far outstripped the defenders scattered across the Ny'Drinah sub-sector. Notably, the Traitor assault coincided with the commencement of the negotiation cycle during which the next solar decade of industrial supply was allocated amongst worlds within the Belt of Iron. This timing was no doubt meant to exploit laws which ensured that only a token force from each petitioning Forge World was allowed entry to the sub-sector, lest accusations of external pressure influencing the negotiations be levied against the process. In accordance with such an edict, less than a decad of Loyalist Titans, consisting of a mixture of Legio Atarus, Legio Venator, and Legio Astraman god-engines, stood within the sub-sector when the Traitors began their invasion and represented the sole force capable of besting an assault led by a Titan Legion. Facing a Traitor force capable of assaulting several worlds at once, the Loyalist Titans were quick to accept the inability of their numbers to defend the entire sub-sector and redeployed to the Xiloci'ny System, mustering to defend the sub-sector's capital world and await relief from allies further afield.
    • Conquest of Xiloci II (552.010.M31) - In the solar weeks following the fall of the Paradonal'ny system, the Traitors secured their hold upon the Ny'Drinah sub-sector, seizing control of four further systems before attempting to conquer the Hive World of Xiloci II. Here, the Traitor advance stalled, their Titan Legions contested by the considerable defences of the hive cities and the valiant retaliation of the vastly outnumbered Loyalist Titans. In an effort to break the developing stalemate, those worlds captured by the Traitors were turned towards fuelling the conquest of Xiloci II; the flow of supplies from conquered Mining Worlds was funnelled inwards, increasing the construction of materiel to the Traitor fleets within the sub-sector, while those population centres deemed "non-essential" to the continued operation of the war effort were processed into vast legions of mindless warriors augmented by profane technology which were thrown against the Loyalist defences to sap morale and drain resources. By 552.010.M31, only the Xiloci'ny and Uridoci'ny Systems remained defiant in the face of invasion, with their worlds dispatching frequent calls for aid.
    • Battle of Uridoci VI (874.010.M31) - On Uridoci VI, a Mining World reliant upon the exploitation of phosphorite deposits, a month-long conflict between the Legio Astraman and the Legio Kulisaetai brought the world's industry to ruin, with eight Titans felled, and 13 others requiring extensive repair.
    • Battle of Uridoci III (874.010.M31) - The final blow for the Traitors came upon the Agri-world of Uridoci III. Against the small garrison of Legio Kulisaetai Titans, Graia sent a score of the Legio Astraman in a show of overwhelming strength designed more as a symbolic gesture than a tactical necessity. In an act of spiteful retaliation, the Legio Laniaskara refused to meet the Loyalists in open battle, instead detonating hundreds of nuclear warheads across the surface, resulting in a radical change in the planet's atmosphere and the death of the world's entire population. This act proved tailored to demoralise the resistance of those still loyal to the Emperor across the Belt of Iron, with the death of Uridoci III broadcast across the region as a warning to any who stood against Horus. In response, numerous worlds surrendered to the Traitor forces out of fear of suffering a similar fate.
    • Relief of Xiloci II (924.010.M31) - The damage caused to the Paradonal fleet anchorage by dissidents amongst the Traitor-held sectors saw a vast reduction in the operational capacity of the station, causing numerous delays to the deployment of Traitor reinforcements across the Belt of Iron. In turn, this led the Traitors to divert forces from the protracted siege of Xiloci II to reinforce other systems. When news reached Magos Dominus Xixos, commander of the Loyalist forces across the Ny'Drinah sub-sector, a relief force was sent to Xiloci II to capitalise on these new developments. The main objective of the Loyalist force was the seizure of Xiloci II, reasoning that, by securing the sub-sector's capital, they would rob the Traitors of the ability to secure victory within the region. To this end, three detachments of Legio Astraman Titans, numbering a total of 25 god-engines, landed upon Xiloci II within landing zones secured by Loyalists already embedded upon the surface. In response, the Traitors moved their forces to secure their siege lines, creating reinforced fortifications around unconquered hive cities. In doing so, the Traitors sacrificed their momentum, forming isolated pockets of resistance which the Loyalists could attack at their leisure. Capitalising on this, the Legio Astraman led a campaign of methodical conquest, forming three prongs that assailed hive cities in close proximity to prevent the Traitor positions from reinforcing one another. The resulting conquest recorded only minimal losses for the Legio Astraman, with the Morning Stars relying upon maniples consisting largely of Reavers and Warlord Battle Titans capable of engaging the strongest elements of the Legio Kulisaetai and pushing through to break open Traitor lines. After three solar months of protracted warfare, the Traitors were ousted from much of Xiloci II, with their ground forces holding only a handful of hive cities after Kalibrax had evacuated the surviving elements of the Legio Kulisaetai. The last resistance to Loyalist control was quashed after a determined assault upon the hive city of Tartunrus Spyre which Xixos himself took part in, directly commanding the conflict from within the Morning Stars Warlord Titan Grace of Wrath. Unwilling to expend time and lives upon another siege, the fate of Tartunrus Spyre was sealed when the guns of the Legio Astraman were turned upon the mountain around which the city was constructed, burying it beneath an avalanche of stone. Once dominion of Xiloci II was secured, the Knights of House Col'Khak were tasked with rooting out any remaining resistance while Xixos committed his forces to regaining control of the remaining worlds within the Xiloci'ny System and beyond.
    • Conquest of Ny'Drinah (049.012.M31) - Following the loss of the Forge World of Arachnus to the newborn Traitor Legio Tritonis, the Legio Venator was vocal in its personnel's desire to recapture their homeworld, making several unsuccessful assaults upon the holdings of Arachnus. It quickly became apparent that their efforts would achieve little without aid from their allies, all of which viewed the securing of the Ny'Drinah sub-sector as a target of higher priority than Arachnus. Princeps Maxima Procolus, acting grand master of the Legio Venator, desiring aid in his efforts to secure his homeworld, committed the Iron Spiders' full strength to the sub-sector, forming an agreement with Atar-Median that after the full conquest of Ny'Drinah, the Legio Atarus would commit a measure of their forces to war against Arachnus. Though the Loyalists' numbers within the sub-sector were lessened by the redeployment of many Legio Astraman Titans to the eastern front of the war, the 60 god-engines brought by the Legio Venator quickly turned the tide, with a series of rapid assaults driving out the Legio Damicium from the Yanazar'ny System and retrieving the fallen engines of the Legio Venator from the ravaged planet of Yanazar IV, its mining operation deemed inoperable due to the level of damage inflicted upon it. Similarly, the Loyalists assailed the Paradonal'ny System, committing 50 Titans, of both the Legio Atarus and the Legio Venator, to besiege the Traitors entrenched around the orbital elevator upon Paradonal I linked to the fleet anchorage in orbit. The subsequent siege, which saw 18 Titans fall, ended when the Traitors turned their guns upon the orbital tether itself, severing the link between the fleet anchorage and the planet. The resulting debris fell upon the Traitors' position, claiming the life of Magos Dominus Xixos and nine Loyalist Titans along with the few remaining Traitor Titans while causing catastrophic damage to the planet's biosphere.
    • Assault Upon Findari Prime (090.010-417.012.M31) - Within the Findari Spoil, a barren region of space in close proximity to the Loyalist Forge World of Atar-Median, those aligned with Horus toiled. Kalibrax, a planet notable for its considerable ties to the Martian Fabricator-General Kelbor-Hal, worked in secret to construct a series of fortifications across the asteroid belts and single planet within the Findari Spoil. This served as the first step towards the Traitors' invasion of Atar-Median, with Kalibrax desiring to gift the Loyalist world to the fabricator-general, who had long seen the creation of Atar-Median as a direct insult against him. The efforts of Kalibrax did not go unnoticed and the forces of Atar-Median fell upon the system when news reached them of Iron Warriors Legion allies moving to aid the construction efforts of Kalibrax. While Taghmata forces, supported by Knights of House Col'Khak, were tasked with seizing control of the system's orbital defences, the Legio Atarus mustered for the main assault upon the sole planet within the Spoil. Upon the surface of the world, the tech-priests of Kalibrax had raised a towering fortress which held over two dozen god-engines of the Legio Kulisaetai. Leveraging the lack of orbital defences constructed around the fortress, the Legio Atarus disembarked mere kilometres from their target, falling upon the Gatekeepers with frightening speed. In doing so, the Firebrands joined battle with a foe largely unprepared, with many Traitor Titans yet to have awakened from their slumber. With the Legio Atarus came a cadre of tech-priests who had the singular task of seizing control of the fortress and turning it against the Traitors. In support of such labours, the Legio Atarus stood guard, awaiting the arrival of the Traitors who would inevitably try to stop them. Soon the barren world saw the tread of Traitors once more. When a Traitor fleet reached the Findari Spoil System, they detonated Cyclonic warheads beneath the surface of Findari Prime shortly before the world itself was shattered into pieces, taking tens of thousands of Atar-Median warriors, including a decad of Legio Atarus Titans, with it. Following the destruction of Findari Prime, retrieval fleets from Atar-Median entered the system to scavenge anything of value and it was there they encountered a single Traitor vessel. Opening communications, the Traitor vessel issued a mocking warning, declaring that the fate of Findari Prime awaited any who continued to oppose the fabricator-general of Mars before retreating in the face of Imperial reprisal.
    • Destruction of Aultarun (091-417.012.M31) - The Cataclysm of Iron entered a new phase following the ousting of Traitor forces from the Ny'Drinah sub-sector. Forced onto the backfoot, the Traitors began to reinforce their own holdings in anticipation of Loyalist incursions while unleashing specialised fleets, each containing only a handful of vessels, to ravage worlds across the Belt of Iron in an effort to fragment and delay the Loyalist forces. These fleets embarked upon a scorched earth campaign, trawling the Belt of Iron in search of weak points to exploit, often targeting those worlds who had but recently sided with Graia and Atar-Median In the Aultarun System, Legio Kulisaetai Titans embarked upon a campaign of wanton slaughter, preying upon the billions of refugees that had settled upon the Agri-worlds within the system in an attempt to avoid the unfolding war. Their actions, though harbouring no discernible pattern, served to unleash a strange ritual similar in design and purpose as that which was inflicted upon the distant world of Calth to create the Ruinstorm several standard years before. In Aultarun, however, none stood capable of halting the manipulation of its star and, within solar days, the system's sun had undergone billions of years of expansion. Those worlds not devoured by the star or scoured clean by harsh radiation were consumed by a Warp rift brought into being through the sacrifice of billions. The resulting tear in reality soon became known as Refugee's Wail, its baleful light visible to worlds across the western fringe of the Segmentum Pacificus.
    • Reckoning for Kalibrax (145.013-015.M31) - The loss of Urdesh damaged both the cohesion and morale of the Traitor forces, becoming a symbol of the ascendency of Loyalist forces across the Belt of Iron. While several lesser Forge Worlds such as Tridolii threw themselves on the mercy of the Imperium, others, such as Narunbax, had fallen too far and were in turn crushed by the Legio Venator and Legio Atarus as the two Titan Legions marched on Arachnus, intent upon recapturing the world in the name of the Emperor. Kalibrax, recognising that the attention of the Loyalists was held elsewhere, retreated inwards, abandoning its allies in an attempt to fortify its holdings. In doing so, the worlds they had conquered were deprived of the presence of the Legio Kulisaetai and with their oppressors removed many of their number rose up once more, casting down those Traitors that remained. Having freed themselves of Traitor rule, many amongst them wished not to stand idle after their long years of suffering and gathered in small numbers, seizing control of what ships they could. Together, a vast flotilla of mismatched ships was formed, hundreds in number and eclectic in design. This fleet, lacking a purpose beyond vengeance, fell upon Kalibrax. Millions died against the superior guns of the Forge World yet, as is oft the case in war, numbers proved superior and the fleet seized control of Kalibrax's orbit. Lacking any means of conquering the planet, the flotilla vowed to blockade the Forge World until greater forces came to scour the world clean, trapping the Traitors on their planet to do little but await their final fate.

Legion Combat Doctrine

Mercy and compassion were not virtues that are known to the Legio Kulisaetai and the horrors of the galaxy were nothing compared to the suffering they could inflict.

Upon the field of battle, the Legio Kulisaetai would advance slowly towards their foe's defences, unleashing a torrent of firepower between each step. When the Legio Kulisaetai marches, little can hope to stop them and all is crushed beneath their tread.

Many princeps of this feared Legio were known for being merciless warriors with a history of atrocity that struck fear into the heart of all but the sternest warriors.

Primarily this was due to the fact that many of these princeps formerly served in the Legio Mortis before being integrated into the Gatekeepers, and they were standard centuries old even before the start of the Horus Heresy.

The Legio Kulisaetai favoured defensive loadouts on its Warlord Titans. Records indicate that few Legio Kulisaetai battlegroups went to war without one or more Warlord Titans.

Indeed, the Gatekeepers' tactics often revolved around a group of Battle Titans securing a position, acting as a central point around which faster battlegroup elements would intercept threats.

The use of both mid-ranged and long-ranged weapons ensured that few foes made it close without suffering significant damage, thus reducing the danger of close-quarters warfare.

The Gatekeepers also showed a preference for the employment of Warbringer Nemesis Titans during both offensive and defensive actions. Great Crusade martial records indicate that the Legio Kulisaetai possessed only three Warbringers, but estimates taken during the Horus Heresy point to at least a dozen within the ranks of the Titan Legion.

This discrepancy was explained when the wreck of the Indurated Bulwark was salvaged by tech-priests of Atar-Median from the ruins of Malhanr.

Assessment of the god-engine's origins suggest the Indurated Bulwark once bore the name Iron Valour, having belonged to the Legio Astraman. Several other instances point towards a dedicated effort by the Legio Kulisaetai to capture Warbringer Nemesis Titans and turn them against Loyalist forces.

Warhound Titans were few in number within the ranks of the Legio Kulisaetai. Given that the Gatekeepers held a preference for attritional warfare, Scout Titans were mostly utilised to observe enemy deposition, direct the movements of Gatekeepers Titans and funnel the enemy into the guns of heavier god-engines.

A greater burden of command was often placed upon the princeps of Legio Kulisaetai Warhounds, who would use their speed to relay tactical assessment and updated battleplans to their larger brethren.

Legion Specific Wargear

  • Accelerated Autoloaders - The Legio Kulisaetai believed they were created to eradicate their foes so the Omnissiah could rebuild upon their ashes. To this end they made frequent use of modified Titan-grade missile launchers with heavily automated ammunition loaders that could unleash a tempest of missiles upon a chosen target.

Notable Titans

  • Sanctificeteur Filium (Warlord-class Titan) - This Warlord Titan served during both the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy.
  • Indurated Bulwark (Warbringer Nemesis-class Titan) - This Warbringer Nemesis Titan served both during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy where it was brought down by Loyalist forces. Upon the recovery of the wreck of the Indurated Bulwark by tech-priests of Atar-Median, it was discovered that this Titan was in fact, formerly known as the Iron Valour, having been captured and re-purposed by the Gatekeepers to use against Loyalist forces.
  • Amrok (Warhound-class Titan) - Named after a mythical wolf from ancient Terran lore as referenced in the archives of Kalibrax, the Amrok served during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy.

Notable Personnel

No known notable personnel listed in current Imperial records.

Legion Appearance

Legion Colours

The Legio Kulisaetai possesses a halved colour scheme consisting of white and red, with secondary black on their god-engines' head. The Titans of this Legio are trimmed in shimmering gold.

Legion Badge

The Legio badge of the Legio Kulisaetai takes the form of a stylised gold portcullis -- a heavy vertically-closing gate typically found in Medieval fortifications, consisting of a latticed grille made of metal.

Two crossed keys are centered above it, which represent the keys to Kalibrax, as held by it's Legio Kulisaetai sentinels, their traditional gatekeepers.

The portucullis is crowned with a half-cog symbol, indicating this Titan Legion's ties to the ancient Mechanicum.

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