It is perhaps unsurprising that when a single xenos race has been responsible for orphaning an entire year of cadets in the same atrocity, the resulting progena often fight with more determination against said aggressors when confronting them in battle. It is for this reason that the renowned 394th Deltic Lions are often deployed in war zones under attack from Orks. Every member of that infamous band of warriors came from the Shrine World of Chrondo V, a planet whose population was wiped out by an Ork WAAAGH! moving through the sector. In advance of the greenskins' arrival, great evacuations had been conducted for the families of the planet's ranking officers and officials. Many of the children on board the escape cruisers watched aghast through the scryholes as Ork ships began to swarm around their home world, before their craft finally escaped into the Warp.
The survivors were taken to the Schola Progenium facility on Saint Phramona, and at first they were found to be within the expected parameters of new cadets. Yet, as they entered the ranks of the Militarum Tempestus as the 394th Deltic Lions, they proved particularly ferocious when deployed against Orks. Their marksmanship against greenskins was measurably better than that of any other regiment, and some speculated that the events of Chrondo V had been etched into their minds with such traumatic force that not even the indoctrination protocols of the Schola Progenium's homogenisation techniques could erase their desire for vengeance. Certainly, the Deltic Lions' exceptional performance against Orks is used as an advantage whenever possible, and their units are almost always deployed against the greenskins.
The regimental colours of the 394th Deltic Lions are not listed in current Imperial records.
The regimental symbol of the 394th Deltic Lions is not listed in current Imperial records.
- Codex: Militarum Tempestus (6th Edition), pg. 5