After a long and prosperous history after being cut off from mankind since the beginning of Old Night, the malevolent eye of the universe finally turned its hateful gaze onto the Kardanalians of Cannakkali. Their world although not without its problems, was prosperous and progressive with a strong martial heritage. As prosperity increased so did the decadence in till finally, a new Warlord rose to prominence on the southern continent, the Taxiarchos of Delectation had united the Kingdoms of the south under his lurid banner ,and was marching on Wilusa the citadel of Kardanalians. The war was long, lasting a hundred and forty Solar cycles before the mighty walls of Wilusa fell and the Kardanalians were destroyed or enslaved by their vile enemy.
Unknown to the followers of the Taxiarchos, secret off world evacuations had been conducted by the Kardanalians, numbering tens of thousands of the best,brightest and hardiest of their number, none more so than their leader, the Legate Aeneas.
Aeneas led the exodites for many years through warp and void, until finally encountering the Imperial defence networks on the eastern fringe, an imperial interceptor squadron was dispatched from the picket fleet in the Umbrairian system. Miraculously hostilities did not occur and tentative negotiations were entered into immediately.
The Exodite fleet was escorted in system, Aeneas proceeded planet side with his Praetorians, where a covenant was reached with The Regent of Umbriar, allowing the Exodites sanctuary, in exchange for the pledge of loyalty to Him on earth.
The followers of Aeneas quickly adapted and integrated into Umbriarian society, excelling as artisans and soldiers. The Kardanalian armed forces became renowned along the arm of Sagittarius for their discipline and martial prowess. However the need for vengance still burned brightly within the pysche of the Kardanalians.
During the Anassis campaign the Kardanalien's fought alongside the Talon Knights Chapter Astartes, gaining great respect from the super human warriors.
Thus when the High Lords required the founding of a new chapter of Space Marines, the Kardanalians were nominated by Talon Knights Chapter Master Numikas as suitable gene stock.
The exodites were selected