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I was reading one of the recent posts on, "What are the primarchs up to?" and was surprised that of all the potentially remaining primarchs, Vulkan seemed to present the largest mystery, outside of him returning once the Salamanders find his sacred objects.

After going through the article, I recalled a character in the GK novel, "Hammer of Daemons." When Justicar Alaric is first taken to the Chaos world Draakasi in the Eye of Terror he wakes up in a smithy (the start of Chapter 5) with a character that has...

<spoiler>-a voice, "It was deep and gravelly, from a throat scorched by years amid the forges."
-"He was a massive man with brawny shoulders and dark skin"
-"...a smith by trade... There are no blades like mine on this world... armour such as I can craft. Fits like a steel skin. Bends like silk. Toughened by fires as fiece as the heart of a star, strong enough to turn Khorne's own axe aside."<endspoiler>

The character turns up a couple more times in the book without additional description, but the boasts of the smith for his work seem to hold true in the book. As well, the character seems to know just how and when to aid Justicar Alaric to bring about the climax wherein the Grey Knight... just read the book yourself. The description of his size is also from the viewpoint of Alaric, a Grey Knight, who himself is a good head above most Astares.

From what I've read of Vulkan, this is the closest I've seen him described that fits with the available facts of his dissapearance... OK, meaning that he's a smith, has dark skin, and is in the Eye of Terror, which is more than we have on Russ or Corax right now. Condsidering Vulkan has in mind the eventual goal of defeating Chaos, it would make sense for him to stay on a Chaos world that would allow him to practice making weapons that are better and better at killing Chaos.

If this issue has been discussed before, I apologize as it doesn't turn up in a Forum search. As well, I wanted to put some spoiler alert, but forget the exact codes for doing so. Besides, the novel is already 4 years old.

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a nice theory, and quite probably correct

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If a single GK could find a way to fight his way off the planet then surely a Prmarch would have done so years before, shortly after slaughtering every last heretic he could find.

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Unless he had some reason to stay Norm...perhaps his anonymity keeps the Imperium safer somehow...
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Could be I suppose, just seems like a bit of a stretch. I don't remember anything that made him stand out as being a primarch though. I imagine them as being far more impressive than a larger than average guy with dark skin.

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Maybe his skin colouration makes him selectively invisible. That'd be fucking cool.
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Man, that is great observation. I remember reading that story and now you point it out it seems obvious. And yes, making weapons to defeat chaos would be the perfect pastime for an imortal.
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Especially an immortal with a smithing hobby.

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If a single GK could find a way to fight his way off the planet then surely a Prmarch would have done so years before, shortly after slaughtering every last heretic he could find.
To add, by that theory though russ should of been found ages ago
"where is our primarch?"
"well if we follow this trail of dead bodies, I'm sure we can't go far wrong"

Maybe the primarchs have no power there, or have forgotten there past, or something, its not discussed allot by GW any further than "there are primarchs in that chaos place, the thingy"
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I just looked up the final talk Alaric had with that smith, during which he noticed surgical scars and a black carapace, which raises the question, did the primarchs have a black carapace?
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