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Codex: Militarum Tempestus (2014), p19 — Regiments of the Militarum Tempestus

68th Deltic Lions

The 68th Deltic Lions are well known for their ability to endure some of the most toxic worlds in the Imperium. Indeed, numerous noxious quagmires have proven to have little effect upon their bodies. Where other regiments have perished upon planets ravaged by plagues, the Deltic Lions have survived some of the most virulent contagions in the galaxy. Their renowned immunity has led to them regularly being summoned when the Inquisition's Ordo Malleus suspect the minions of the Plague God, Nurgle, are at work in a war zone. However, their resilience against disease has also made the 68th Deltic Lions objects of curiosity for Grandfather Nurgle himself, and he often sends his Daemons to investigate the Scions in his uniquely horrifying manner.

As such, the 68th Deltic Lions possess a long and glorious history of combatting Nurgle's forays into the galaxy. With a sequence of blistering strikes, they destroyed a Cult of Nurgle on Hive World Mularion before their foulness could spread to the rest of the populace. On the ringworld of Avatroid the Scions fought alongside the Space Marines of the Aurora Chapter - together, they controlled a burgeoning daemonic incursion and destroyed the infected citizens, saving the majority of Avatroid's populace. But perhaps the 68th Deltic Lions' greatest victory came against a warband of the Purge who attacked their Schola Progenium facility in the Scarus Sector. Having rushed back to the defence of their Schola's progena, the Scions utilised decoy units to lure the corpulent Space Marines into a nearby ice ravine where the deep snow and cold confounded the traitors' movement. Surrounding Scions opened fire with overlapping fields of ruby-red hot-shot fire and incinerated the threat. Ever since that day, a small garrison of the Deltic Lions remains attached to the Schola Progenium, vigilantly checking the skies for further visits from Nurgle's minions to ensure their Schola is safe.