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oh and I quote:
"is loyalty to his father was absolute, beyond all other considerations. The Lion seems to have truly believed that the Emperor was the only power truly worthy of sitting the throne of Terra, stating very clearly that his father was the one and only being to whom he would ever bend the knee; he would rather see he and his legion destroyed than allow another to usurp his father's throne. In fact he wanted very little for himself - a greater daemon of Tzeentch (possibly Fateweaver) found that it had nothing to offer the Lion besides an abstract notion of "freedom" and the prospect that the Lion would live his own life free of the burdens and responsibilities that chained him to his fate. The Lion rejected his offer. This is not to say that he would blindly follow any order given to him. The Emperor may have been his rightful liege lord, but as Dorn explained “The Lion has never been anything other than his own master." "
Simon, don't read this then :P
Russ was fighting a human Empire in the Great Crusade, but was not getting it done quickly.
So the First was dispatched to make it speed up.
Russ was on the search for their homeplanet and when he finally found it - he found the Dark Angels already engaged in a huge naval battle.
Being the dickhead he was, he charged in, wondering about why the Lion held his capital ships back.
One captain of his especially ignored all hails, even those later on urgent and priority channels, because he "wanted to bloody his hands first" before taking the comms.
He destroyed an enemy battleship and.. was fired upon by a Dark Angels ship nearby.
Because the fucktard (the captain) blew up the battleship on which 10 Squads of Dark Angels, who were launched form the DA ship shooting the Wolves, were in the process of taking the ship, turning it's guns on the orbital defences, giving a tactical advantage to the attacking force.
Russ backed down barely, feeling he'd need to "defend the honour" of his legion.
So he killed about 100 Terminators, destroyed an almost captured warship, gave away a tactical advantage, caused the 4 most powerful ships of both legions to glower at each other in a standstill because he couldn't be bothered to confer with the allied commander of an ongoing battle on which he arrived to.
that however is some kind of.. forced optimism
Soldier comes to his commanding officer:
Soldier: "Sarge! Sarge! I must report.. we are completely surrounded!"
Sarge: "Great! That means we can attack in every direction!"