Battle of Harmony

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The Battle of Harmony
Abaddon Talon of Horus.jpg
Date Unknown, lest you take the words of HERESY at face value, best estimates at several decades after Great Scouring
Scale Planetary
Theatre Eye of Terror Legion Wars
Status Major victory for the Black Legion
Belligerents
Black Legion & allies Emperor's Children
Commanders and Leaders
Ezekyle Abaddon
Iskandar Khayon
Fabius Bile
Strength
30 former Sons of Horus
104 Rubric Marines
6 World Eaters
2 Cruisers
Roughly twenty times as many Emperor's Children
Fabius' clone of Horus
Losses
Low High
Outcome
The Emperor's Children were scattered.
Abaddon cemented his status as leader of the newly formed Black Legion.
Bile's clone of Horus killed.

The Battle of Harmony was the first battle the newly formed Black Legion fought, under the command of Ezekyle Abaddon. Harmony contained the Canticle City, which was the largest base for the Emperor's Children, and it was here that Fabius Bile took Horus's body to be cloned.

The Black Legion opened the battle in spectacular fashion by psychically dropping an entire battle cruiser on the Canticle City, courtesy of Abaddon's Thousand Sons sorcerers. After scattering the Emperor's Children fleet with the Vengeful Spirit, Abaddon and his men boarded Bile's ship and destroyed the Primarch cloning project. An irritated Bile unleashed his perfected clone of Horus against the Black Legionnaires, who cut a bloody swathe through Abaddon's forces before the latter killed him with the Talon of Horus.

What little power the Emperor's Children retained after the Battle of Skalathrax was destroyed here, and they have never regained their former strength. Harmony continued to be occupied, albeit in a diminished capacity, and was used as the meeting place for the Phoenix Brotherhood, the remaining unified commanders of the legion but in reality just Eidolon's posse. Fabius's labs on the planet were almost completely destroyed and much of his work lost. His geneforged slaves continued to try and maintain his facilities to little effect, save for keeping one very special clone alive..

Timeline of Warhammer 40,000
The Times of Old Wars of Secession - War in Heaven (60.000.000 BC) - Fall of the Eldar (M30)
Pre-Heresy Age of Terra (M1-M15) - Dark Age of Technology (M15-M25) - Cybernetic Revolt (M23-M25) - Age of Strife (M25-M30)
Great Crusade (Late M30-005.M31) Unification Wars - The Last Church - Rangdan Xenocides - Interex - Gardinaal - Faash - Council of Nikaea
Horus Heresy (005.M31-014.M31) Battle of Isstvan III - The Burning of Prospero - Battle of the Alaxxes Nebula - Drop Site Massacre - Thramas Crusade
The Battle of Phall - Battle of Calth - Signus Campaign - Imperium Secundus - Battle of Trisolian - Siege of Terra
Time of Rebirth (015.M31-M32) The Great Scouring (~015.M31) - Start of The Long War (M31) - The Legion Wars (M31) - The Battle of Skalathrax (M31)
The Battle of Harmony (M31) - Creation of the Codex Astartes (M31) - Second Founding (021.M31) - Battle of Thessala (121.M31)
The Forging (M32-M34) The War of The Beast (544.M32-546.M32) - The Beheading (546.M32) - The War of the False Primarch (780.M33-860.M33)
Nova Terra Interregnum (M34-M36) 21st Founding (M36)
Age of Apostasy (M36) Plague of Unbelief (310.M36)
Age of Redemption (M37-Early M38) Abyssal Crusade (321.M37-121.M38)
The Waning (Early M38- Early M41) Gothic War (143-151.M41) - The Macharian Crusade (392-399.M41) - The Macharian Heresy (400-470.M41)
Wars for Armageddon (444.M41, 941.M41 and 991.M41) - Damocles Crusade (742.M41)
Time of Ending (Early M41-999.M41) The Vaxi Atrocity (731.M41) - First Tyrannic War (745-746.M41) - Sabbat Worlds Crusade (755.M41-780.M41) - Siege of Vraks (813.M41-830.M41)
Massacre at Sanctuary 101 (897.M41) - Badab War (901-912.M41) - The Vaxhallian Genocide (926.M41) - Second Tyrannic War (990.M41-993.M41)
Orphean War (991.M41-Ongoing) - Third Tyrannic War (997.M41-999.M41) - Taros Campaign (998.M41) - Fall of Shadowbrink (998.M41)
Octarius War (999.M41-Ongoing) - Conquest of Uttu Prime (Late M41) - Devastation of Baal (999.M41) - 13th Black Crusade (999.M41-M42)
Age of the Dark Imperium (000.M42-Ongoing) Ultima Founding (999.M41-012.M42) - Indomitus Crusade (999.M41-Ongoing, first phase ended on 012.M42)
War of Beasts (001.M42-025.M42) - Plague Wars (~012.M42) - Psychic Awakening (M42)