When his Legion willingly sided with the Warmaster Horus and his cause, Shabran Darr was chosen for death by his Primarch Angron and sent to the surface of Istvaan III to die along with his fellow Loyalists.
However, he would survive the initial Traitor orbital bombardment and go on to become one of the key Loyalist leaders, taking the fight to their traitorous former kin and collecting many skulls.
However, despite his will to live, he was eventually cornered and surrounded, taking many of his treacherous brothers with him into oblivion.
Centurion Shabran Darr, known as "White Eyes," hailed from the Death World of Cuth'vasti. He was marked out as different from his fellow Astartes, possessing sallow stone-grey skin and the white-on-white eyes of its near-Abhuman natives.
He was a relatively young World Eaters officer who had risen quickly in his Legions' ranks and distinguished himself in battle many times, earning himself a place in the 11th Assault Company and willingly accepted the Legion's Apothecaries' psycho-surgery and the implantation of the Butcher's Nails to enhance his aggression.
It is not known why such a loyal officer was selected for death on Isstvan III, but whatever the reason, Darr took part in the initial assault upon the planet's surface.
When it became evident that he had been betrayed by his brothers he became almost insane with hatred, but managed to focus this into a cold, killing rage that allowed him to keep his wits. He was determined to live to kill his enemies rather than die in a blaze of violence as so many other of his Legion had.
During this conflict, Darr soon became a leader of a Loyalist World Eaters guerrilla force that made the warren north of the Precentor's Palace in the Choral City their killing ground and there they fought to the bitterest end, accounting for many times their number in a series of savage hit-and-run attacks.
While fighting against the Traitors, Shabran Darr took particular pleasure in slaughtering sergeants and officers, cleaving their heads from their shoulders and mounting them on spikes and railing for their traitorous brothers to find.
In the end, his forces were cornered and surrounded by a massive Traitor assault, but they fought until the bitter end, determine to take as many of the Traitors with them as possible before their own deaths.
- The Horus Heresy Book One: Betrayal by (Forge World Series) by Alan Bligh, pg. 252
- Horus Heresy: Legions (TCG) - World Eaters Card List (Image)