Native and Civilian Forces of Malvolion Circa 995.M41 to 998.M41
Commanding Officer; Adeptus Arbites Judge Executus 1st Class. Hugo Klavin
When the Lamenters reached Malvolion the world was already doomed. As the brethren started to descend in their drop pods to give support to the 50th Mordian and other Regiments and attempt to stem the tide of the invasion it was already too late to save the world. Malovion was a rich agricultural world with masses of bio-mass waiting to be consumed for a hungry Hive Fleet Kraken and the Lamenters had to attempt to deny it being able to feed. Inquisitor Draco leading the Ordo Xenos forces present and in overall command of the operation immediately took command of the civilian militia and seconded the Adeptus Arbites Contingent present on Malovion to his own forces.
The Adeptus Arbites upon Malovion were a recent addition to the world, having only arrived five years prior at the request of the senior Administratum Adept on the planet. An oversight in the Imperial bureaucracy had left the planet with only a moderate tithe of agricultural harvest and within the space of two decades, rich land barons that had been selling the excess harvest had begun to enforce their own frontier justice upon each other. The Administratum at first unconcerned with such things soon took an active role when an entire seasons worth of harvest was sabotaged and put to the flame only three days before the harvesting began. Disgruntled wealthy land owners were now indulging in their own private wars, hiring mercenaries and even bribing units of the PDF and Imperial Guard Garrison to fight on their payrolls.
It was into this situation that Judge Executus, Hugo Klavin and 150 judges and support personnel were dispatched to the planet to return it to law and order and more importantly full production for the Imperium. Hugo had been a Arbiter for over six decades in which he had served with distinction on several planets. His conviction record of 226 guilty findings handed down within one hour of a civilian riot on the Gurtile Space Station still stands as a record for the sub sector.
When an opportunity came for Hugo to take a Judge Executus role on Malvolion he immediately petitioned for such an challenge to serve the Emperor. Within the year he was dispatched with a specialist team of judges used to fighting mercenary lackeys to Malvolion with a mandate to bring the world to order at any cost. A seemingly impossible task.
When he arrived on Malovion, Hugo immediately sent Judges to the three most powerful Land Baron estates and bid the leaders them join him at the Administratum Central Complex the following day. When the Land Barons arrived, they bought with them the bribed and corrupt PDF and Imperial Guard as bodyguards, one Baron even had the sheer nerve to bring his own personal Chimera resprayed in pure gold, that he had acquired from the PDF. As the Barons assembled Hugo announced their arrest for the misappropriation of Imperial Property and demanded their surrender. The three barons laughed at Hugo until their personal communicators began to chatter that plasma lance strikes were being recorded at their compounds descending from the sky like bolts of the sun turned molten. The Barons screaming in protest were then dragged to the City Jail. Meanwhile the Mordian 50th Heavy Infantry Regiment had begun landfall and the outmatched PDF quietly returned to their barracks and would later be almost retrained to a man with several large scale dismissals of troops, as the first Leman Russ thundered into the Central City Plaza and took up a defensive position opposite the jail.
When news arrived of the Tyranid threat, it was Hugo who immediately sprang into action directing civilian forces and attempting to establish evacuation centres at central locations. It was by his efforts in the few hours warning that many of the farmers of Malvolion were able to make their escape from the doomed planet. When the Tyranids finally made landfall, Hugo and the Central City Arbites Garrison took their places on the hurriedly created barricades surrounding the Adminstratum building and they took a heavy toll on the Tyranids before sheer numbers overwhelmed their position. When last seen Judge Executus Hugo Klavin was emptying solid shot rounds from his trademark assault shotgun calmly into two advancing Tryanid Warriors before they fell upon him slicing the Arbite in two from the waist.
Authors Note; These figures if you are unfamiliar with them are all RT edition circa 1987, produced by GW during the first incarnation of WH40k. I own a large ammount of figures, but only the Arbites are part of my Malovion Force. The Imperial Guardsman are usually there as conscripts for my Tallarn Imperial Guard Army. (Hence the different bases).