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Youth It is said that Khan landed on a planet in the Segmentum Pacificus named (by the Imperium), Mundus Planus, or as the

native population called it, Chogoris. It i s a fertile world with wide, open, green plains and tall white mountains and blu e seas. At the time of the Great Crusade, the people had developed to a black po wder stage. A census shows that the dominant empire was a well organised aristoc racy which had conquered most of the planet with well equipped and highly discip lined armies, maintaining armoured horsemen and tight blocks of infantry. Their leader was the Palatine, and he won all of his battles with his great army.[1] To the west of the Palatine's empire was the Empty Quarter, a barren grassland w ith little resources, and as such was never invaded. It was home to wandering tr ibes of vicious horsemen who fought each other for their ancestral lands. The Pa latine would sometimes lead forces in to capture slaves or merely to hunt the tr ibesmen for fun. Khan's legacy began here. He was found by Ong Khan, leader of a small tribe, who saw the Primarch as a gift from the gods. It is said he had a fire in his eyes, the sign of a great warrior. He was hated by the other tribes because of his ability to see beyond the constant warfare on the steppes.[1] It is said the most influential moment in his life was the slaying of his father by the rival Kurayed tribe. Khan, even as a young child, was the greatest warri or of the tribe and gathered troops to avenge the death of his father. They move d on the Kurayed tribe and razed it to the ground, killing every man, woman and child in a killing frenzy. Khan took the head of the enemy tribe leader and moun ted it on his tent. This is what shaped him into a man of fierce honour, loyalty and ruthlessness. From then on he swore to end the fighting, unite all the peop le of the steppes and bring an end to brother fighting brother.[1] He fought hundreds of battles against other tribes and defeated hunting packs se nt by Palatine. Each tribe they conquered was absorbed into the Talaskars and he made military service mandatory while splitting tribes up and merging them with others to remove tribal differences. His warriors were fiercely loyal to him an d he promoted from the ranks based on merit and ability.[1] Ten summers later as the tribe moved to their winter settlements, the Primarch w as travelling on a mountainside with a group of his followers. A vast avalanche pushed him and his group back down the mountain, killing the normal men. Jaghata i survived, but could not get back up the mountain in time before the tribe move d on. Khan was caught by one of the Palatine's hunting band. All that returned o f that band was one mutilated rider with the head of the son of Palatine (who ha d accompanied the hunting band) and a note saying that the people of the steppes were not his toys any more.[1] When the snows cleared, an enraged Palatine gathered a massive army and determin ed to march west to wipe the tribes from the face of the planet. He had however underestimated the power and ability of Khan and brought his usual highly discip lined army of heavily armoured warriors. This proved to be his downfall as they could not catch the lightly armoured tribesmen. The constant rain of arrows from the tribesmen took their toll on the tight ranks of warriors. Eventually the tr ibesmen defeated the army of Palatine, who escaped back to his capital with a se lect few bodyguards. The rest of the army was slaughtered, almost to the last ma n. After the battle, the tribal elders gathered and announced that Jaghatai Khan was now Great Khan of the whole land.[1] Khan now began the long process of conquering the rest of the planet. He gave ci ties two choices, surrender or be wiped out. Most surrendered, but many were des troyed, utterly wiped from the face of the planet. Eventually they came to the p alace of Palatine, where he demanded the head of Palatine on a spike. His reques t was obliged and he adorned his tent with his greatest conquest.[1]

only to carry on living in the old ways. as that region of space was known to be dangerous. but it is more likely that h is ship was lost in the Warp. Lorgar despises him for a n untutored savage. His people had no wish to rule these new lands. They recaptured one of the major space ports from Chaos to halve the reinforc ements they could land on the planet. not something he had originally wanted . In f ront of all of his generals. he dropped to one knee and pledged his service to t he Emperor.[Needs Citation] Post Heresy After the Heresy. Only Horus sees him for what he truly is. it was reported that Khan was sucked into a Warp portal to fight for all eternity. It is said that the Khan was leading his w arriors from the top of a Razorback.In twenty years he had conquered the largest empire in the world's history. Russ is exasperated by him.[1] Six months later. They are kindred s ouls. This may be true. His prowess with the b lade earns him their respect even as his waywardness causes them concern. [1] Character "Even his brother primarchs understand little of him. Guilli man has never trusted him.[1] Horus Heresy Jaghatai Khan battles Orks The forces of Khan were present on Terra during the siege of the Emperor's palac e. Khan went on a crusade to rescue the warriors captured by the Dark Eldar. During one battle."-Chris Wraight on Jaghatai Khan[2] . The people dispersed back to a tribal existence and Khan ruled over t hem all with his generals by his side. the Emperor arrived and Khan knew at once that this man could fulfil his dream to unite all of the stars above them in one mighty empire. He was given command of the fifth legion of Space Marines. the White Scars. He n ow had the problems of ruling the empire. bound by shared codes of martial honour and impatient with the heavy fetters of empire. a sight which became a tale that has been t old in awe ever since. those two: warrior archetypes.

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