"I know that hurt but... try to smile."

— "Flaymaster" Mawdrym Llansahai
Flaymaster Mawdrym

Mawdrym Llansahai, fallen Primus Medicae of the Night Lords.

Mawdrym Llansahai, known as "The Smiling One" and "Bloody Bones," served as a Primus Medicae within the Apothecarion of the Night Lords Space Marine Legion during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras of the late 30th and early 31st Millennia.

Born to the Nostraman ruling class, Llansahai was inducted into the VIII Legion at a young age and was trained as an Apothecary. Unlike their fellow healers amongst the other Space Marine Legions, Night Lords Apothecaries took part in overseeing interrogations and in the inventive torture techniques plied upon the unfortunate victims of the Legion's infamous terror tactics.

These dark activities slowly began to erode the young Apothecary's sanity, and soon Llansahai found himself being punished for performing illicit experiments in pain upon his victims after it was discovered that he was performing numerous unsanctioned vivisections and surgical experiments.

He was dragged before his Primarch Konrad Curze in chains for censure and possible execution. His life was temporarily spared, but he was forced to bear the mark of his shame by wearing gauntlets painted arterial red, a Nostraman gang tradition that was carried over into the Legion practices of the Night Lords.

This punishment indicated that Llansahai was deathmarked, but as a condemned individual living on borrowed time, he still had labours to perform before he would be allowed to die.

During the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V, Llansahai worked sadistic tortures upon the Loyalist wounded and dying.

The insane Apothecary managed to continue to survive both enemy action and attempts on his own life by his fellow Legionaries. His devil's luck for surviving these attempts only seemed to further cement his sinister reputation.



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