Forgefather of the Salamanders, once a captain in his own right. A beautiful games workshop metal figurine with an armoured gauntlet (Gauntlet of the Forge) a dragonscale cloak called Kesare's mantle and named power spear (Spear of Vulkan).
Character Background (From Lexicanum, http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Vulkan_He%27stan):
As Forgefather, He'stan has worked his way from system to system in search of the nine artefacts of Vulkan
, his only clues coming from the Tome of Fire
, which is extremely difficult to interpret, let alone put into use. Instead of calling solely on members of the fourth company, He'stan can call on any number of Salamanders to aid him in his quest. The Salamanders are more than happy to cleanse an area of a world on a rumour that a piece of their history is there.
He'stan accompanied Praetor
and the Firedrakes
when they went in pursuit and rescue of Chaplain Elysius
, to retrieve Vulkan's Sigil
. During this time they battled the Dark Eldar
and had to infiltrate the webway
and a Dark Eldar city, where it was revealed that the Forgefather knew the language of the enemy.[2b]
warlord Trazyn the Infinite
has attempted to obtain the Artifacts of Vulkan for himself, but He'stan defeated Trazyn in personal combat in 878.M41
and again in the Tochran Crusade