Steed of Gallophus
Transport attached to 3rd Squad
Steed of Gallophus is a Chimera Armoured Personnel Carrier of the 13th Telrazzian Rifles Regiment. The history of the Steed is shrouded in mystery and so the machine often draws the attention of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Based on the maker’s marks, the vehicle is over 2000 years old and was created in a forge world which mysteriously vanished. The chimera just suddenly ‘appeared’ in the motor pool, waiting to be serviced.
The machine spirit of the Steed of Gallophus is very strong, and there are many instances of it operating without a driver to save those it was transporting. Most notably, it’s pneumatic ramp once crushed an Ork to death who was trying to forcible enter the vehicle.
The Adeptus Mechanicus has repeatedly insisted that the vehicle be sent to Mars to be examined, but on every occasion the vehicle has ‘refused’. It would seem that, for the meantim e, the Steed of Gallophus is happy to stay with the 13th.