Name: Julius Edge Age: Young Birth Planet: Iax, Ultramar, Ultima Segmentum Rank/position: Scout space marine Unit/Organisation: 10th scout company detachment to the Strike Force Ultra, Ultramarines Chapter Class: Assault Weapons: Close combat weapons
My name is Julius Edge, I am a young scout of the Ultramarines. Though I have been fighting for the chapter in different conflicts, mainly against xeno Tau and Greenskins, these fight could be considered as mere skirmishes in comparison to what I consider as my first real assignement as an Ultramarine. I have been assigned to the Strike Force Ultra, aboard the Aegis of Ultramar, en route towards the Arkhona Crusade.
I have decided to use the time I spend in meditation in my cell to keep a diary.
I remember the last words of my mother upon my departure to join the rank of the Ultramarines neophyte, I was only 11 standard years old and she told me "My son, go and fight for the God Emperor, fight for the Primarch, fight for Ultramar, but first and foremost fight to protect the people of the Imperium, fight to keep them safe and at peace, as the Emperor once dreamed of." This was the first Oath I took.
My mother raised me alone as my father died serving in the Imperial guard. I grew up in the city of First Landing, on Iax, my mother was of modest conditions, being only a factory worker, but she was well known and respected. She was an intermediary between the workers and the local administration, always struggling to improve her fellows life conditions and she was highly regarded for that, on both sides. In our age of darkness she hang on to a dream of peace, freedom and equality, and she raised me to believe in these values. For her, Guilliman was the most idealistic of the Emperor's sons, and she believed her dream to be his when in built the 500 Hundred Worlds, therefore she was a proud citizen of Ultramar. And, as I was showing some promises, she accepted to let her only son leave for the chance to become one of Guilliman sons, knowing that His nobility and purpose would be transmitted to me, only reinforcing the values she had tried instil in me over the years.
After years of hard training and genetic enhancement, I finally made it to the scout company of the chapter. Even if the memories of my youth are already starting to fade as it is frequent for the Astartes, I still can't forget my first oath and the fact that I was raised in an idealistic way. The God Emperor, may He lives ten thousands years more upon the Golden Throne, had dreamed of an age of reason, of peace and progress for all of Mankind and our Primarch dedicated is life to enacte, and sustain when darker time arose, this dream. Thus, as I am moving towards a life of battles in the service of my Chapter, this is my Oath as an Adeptus Astartes of the Ultramarines: I will fight to see Mankind freed from the shackles of Chaos, to see Mankind safe and at peace, free from the threat of belligerent xeno species, I will fight to see our Emperor and Primarch Great Vision finally enacted...Or I will die in the attempt. For the Emperor, Mankind and Guilliman, Courage and Honour !