Inheritor is the twenty-seventh short story published in the Horus Heresy Series that was not originally part of an anthology novel. Inheritor was first published as an e-book and is now also included in the Eye of Terra anthology. Inheritor is a prequel to the video game Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, and tells the origins of Eliphas the Inheritor, the leader of the Forces of Chaos in the game, who appears later in Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising and Dawn of War II - Retribution.
On the world of Kronus, deep within the grand realm of Ultramar, Torquill Eliphas of the Word Bearers Legion brings his grand designs to fruition. As part of Lorgar Aurelian's Shadow Crusade, the Word Bearers' Ark of Testimony Chapter has fought alongside their berserker allies from the World Eaters for many solar months. But the slaughter of Ultramarines is not their only goal –- Eliphas seeks to harness the power of the Warp, in the construction of the mighty Templum Daemonarchia...
- Inheritor (Short Story) by Gav Thorpe