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Lukas Alexander

Governor-Militant Lukas Alexander

Governor-Militant Lukas Alexander was initially sent to the world of Kronus to track down and capture Farseer Taldeer after her actions on Lorn V (as shown in Winter Assault). His forces landed in an abandoned city, and found traces of ancient relics scattered across the planet, including a "Hellstorm Cannon", a piece of weaponry from a Horus Heresy-Era Imperator Titan. The city was renamed "Victory Bay", and techpriests began excavating the massive Hellstorm cannon. The Imperium then gave Lukas Alexander the title of "Governor-Militant" of Kronus, and tasked him with conquering the planet for the Imperium.

Alexander formed the 1st Kronus Regiment, which he named "The Liberators", since he believed his soldiers were fighting to free the humans who were on the planet. Unfortunately, his goals put him at odds with a Blood Ravens force who came to Kronus trying to uncover mysteries about the chapter's past. The Blood Ravens had been ordered to purge the planet in order to ensure the secrecy of their findings. They warned Alexander to leave, but he was determined to follow through with his orders and push the other factions off Kronus. Alexander was armed with Power Claws and a wrist-mounted Bolter. Once fully upgraded he wore a wrist-mounted Plasma Pistol and Powerfist as well as a full suit of Carapace Armour.

Should the Governor-Militant be successful in his task, he will become one of the most powerful men in the galaxy with an entire planet at his command, loyal Guardsmen, a Hellstorm cannon, and a debt owed by the Tech-Priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus. He will, however, have gained an enemy in the form of the Blood Ravens, who will probably be too busy defending themselves in front of the Inquisition.

When the Imperial Guard finishes off the other seven races in Dark Crusade, most of the 1st Kronus Regiment is sent off world to other battlefields while Lukas Alexander stays behind to oversee the creation of a new government and train the new Kronus Planetary Defence Force. The Adeptus Mechanicus is grateful to Alexander for defending them while they completed their study of the Hellstorm Cannon. The human population that had chafed so long under Tau control rose up and murdered every single Tau once Alexander destroyed the Tau stronghold. His men had seized documents from the Blood Ravens' razed Castellum Incorruptus in North Vandea that shows previous visits to the planet and shocking gaps and contradictions in the Chapter's history - which calls into question the true origin of the Blood Ravens. After Alexander destroyed the Webway gates that transported the Eldar forces back and forth from their hidden starship in the sector, he told his men that even though they had finally captured the Farseer, they now had to focus on defending the freedom of the people of Kronus. The Farseer is then handed over to the tender mercies of the Inquisition.

Personality

In some ways, it could argued that Lukas Alexander is as much a politician as a soldier. A skilled speech-giver, he is both imposing and almost charismatic. However, he allows his commissar, Anton Gebbet, to do his dirty work for him.

Sources

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

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