Iron Bulls of Tarsus

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The Iron Bulls of Tarsus, also called the Eighth or simply the Iron Bulls, are one of the oldest and most storied regiments of the city of Excelsis. They played an instrumental role in ending the Uprising of the Cult of the Fated Path, while the majority of the city's forces were away.[1b][1c]

History

The regiment dates back to the Wars of Founding, when they first took the colors and uniform of the city guard of Excelsis.[1b]

Sometime before the Uprising of the Cult of the Fated Path, General Synor earned fair glory for himself and the regiment. But when during an assault on the city's Realmgate by a band of orruks, the Iron Bulls suffered many losses. They were shifted over to garrison duty alongside the Firewolves and Coldguard after that, until the Cult of the Fated Path made their move and nearly overthrew the city. They played an instrumental roll in carving their way through the traitorous forces, directly aiding Witch Hunter Hanniver Toll and Cerrus Sentanus in reaching the cult's leadership, who were performing a ritual in the city's Prophesisers' Guild. General Synor himself dueled and killed the chieftain of the Tzaangors allied to the cult.[1b][1c]

When Excelsis was besieged by a substantial skaven army under the command of Kretch Warpfang, Grand High Clawmaster of Clan Rictus, the Stormblessed were among the forces defending the city.[2]

Uniform

The Iron Bulls of Tarsus wear green jackets and much like the majority of Freeguilds in Excelsis, they employ padded armor made from silksteel.[1b][3]

Culture

The Iron Bulls are extremely pious Sigmarites. Priests would arrive every tenday to renew the freeguilders oaths of loyalty and sanctify their guns.[1b]

Locations

  • Iron Bulls Bastion: The personal garrison of the regiment within Excelsis and one of several such bastions built within the city walls. It is a towering stonework building, of exemplary duardincraft, with many murderholes and flame cannons built into it's edifice. Even in times of relative peace the bastion was known to bustle with activity. Supplies were brought in by Flathorn pulled carts. It was also where the regiment kept their imposing collection of field artillery.[1b]

Notable Members

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