Only War – Severan Dominate Episode 7

Care of members of the Homo Sapiens Gigantus subgenus must be undertaken with some delicacy. Normally, this robust cousin of mainline humanity does not require much medical care as such – their hardy physiology renders light injuries or minor pre-existing conditions inconsequential.

That being said, when major injuries are suffered, the inability of most Ogryn to properly grasp the complexities of anatomy means that several extra precautions must be taken. Triple dosages of most drugs are required, and the daunting task of securing the patient may be necessary if, for example, the patient seeks to “help” you in removing bullets from his chest cavity with his bare fingers. Be commanding – while fierce in battle, the Ogryn is a docile creature when given an authority to obey.

-Excerpt from Mending Body and Spirit, Together, a standard-issued Dominate Medicae text.

The fallout from the unorthodox handling of Operation Puzzle Box begins moments after the squad leaves their commandeered vehicles. Prisoners must be remanded to the appropriate authorities. Differences between different branches of command need to be sorted out. And a ten-foot pile of muscle and tears must be assured that he is not, in fact, dead.

Side Chatter


  • Alex – Cornelius. Operator for the Severan Dominate. Content to spend his life navigating an armored coffin behind enemy lines; nonchalantly melting the Enemies of the Emperor while yelling at his latest comrade for perceived incompetence.
  • James – Vorgen Nowak. A Heavy Gunner for the Severan Dominate. Always tries to be a reliable foundation for the team, either with his calm, collected style or his suite of heavy weaponry.
  • Josh – Aloysius Vance.  A quiet psyker from an aggri-world, saved from the Black Ships of the Empire by the timely revolt. He largely keeps to himself, fully aware that the rank and file are disturbed by his presence.
  • Kevin – Otho Valerius. Untested squad leader for the Severan Dominate. Still has a lot to learn about the ways of the Imperial Guard, but is determined to lead from the front with dignity and honor.
  • Max – Fortunus “Fort” Diggles.  Ogryn soldier for the Severan Dominate. Large among even his inhuman kind, Fort is mountain of a man that more closely resembles the mountain. He is always happy to fight alongside his fellow soldiers and support them in their ambitions. The complexities of war often escape him, but he serves with his own blend of loyalty, commitment, and inhuman strength.

Music Credits

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (
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