Ironheart - prologue 1
The Battle at the Imperial Palace (Terra)
As the loyal Marines of the Iron Warriors chapter were readying at the Imperial Palace, their primarch Perturabo came forth to speak to his brethren: "Loyal Marines of the Iron, hear me. This will be the battle of our lifetime, many of us will not return. As we are standing at the crossroads, where the future meets the past. We're the mightiest of the mightiest, with the power to prevail - Faithful and true. I will not let our deeds die here
just because the Emperor has turned his back on us. Glorious, we live and we die. Our courage will unite. In your hearts you hold the future; in your hearts eternally, my brethren.
Now, brave marines my brothers
LET THEM HEAR THE SOUNDS OF ROARING THUNDER AND RAGING STEEL! In the heat of battle our spirits will reveal. We'd rather die with honor than live with shame.
Let it be written, let it be done the will of Warmaster Horus!"
Varinus Ironheart, a loyal Iron Warrior lieutenant,