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"Trust is earned hardly and anyone who betrays it, be it friend or foe, shall never find comfort within these walls."
―A Principle of Commandus, engraved on the "Wall of Principles" within the Palace of Commandus.
House Commandus is a loyalist Imperial Knight house aligned with the Imperium of Man. House Commandus is most known for it's bravery, unyielding discipline, self sacrifice and heroism. Indeed, the Knights of House Commandus are famed for their bravery and heroism, refusing to retreat or risking themselves just to achieve small objectives. The house is also obsessed with honoring every agreement it made, regardless of the situation, for House Commandus believes that the greatest shame is to betray an alliance or disobey a treaty.
Before the establishment of House Commandus, Commandus was an unnamed planet filled with small tribes fighting for global domination. The planet, once a prospering hub of trade and technology, had turned into a wasteland following the Age of Strife. Anoria Commandus was the first leader to unite her tribe and form a nation within the planet, called the "Empire of Commandus". However, even though she had plans for global domination, her "Empire" was nothing compared to some of the more powerful tribes. Moreover, many of her people were civilians and the military might of the Empire was near to nothing. This, however, did not stop her from forming a nation and put her plans for global domination into motion. She had one great advantage that ultimately led to the completion of her goal: Her Empire was centered around the old planetary capital of Commandus, Chorrol. The city was more like a vault than a capital as new weapons and equipment were discovered beneath the ruins everyday. She ordered many excavations within the capital and during one of these expeditions, a huge Knight hangar was discovered. Filled with weapons and engines of war, Anoria was quick to understand their importance and utilize them. Ultimately, these Knights proved to be the downfall of her adversaries, because no matter how powerful, no tribe had the power to defeat these gigantic machines of destruction. Just before the Great Crusade began, Commandus, named by Anoria after her surname, was united under the mighty banner of High Queen Anoria Commandus, who conquered the entirety of the planet in a single lifespan. The High Queen died in 800.M30, building a global empire in under 400 years. With her death, the throne passed to her heir and son, High King Teagan.
During the days of the Great Crusade, Commandus was one of the first planets that was conquered by the Emperor of Mankind, due to the fact that Commandus was located in Segmentum Solar. However, the compliance of Commandus was without bloodshed, because the arrival of the Emperor actually caught the Empire of Commandus off guard. Understanding that their enemies were many, High King Teagan decided to side with the Imperium instead of fighting a war that would never be won. Thus, House Commandus was established, one of the very first Knightly Houses within the Imperium of Man.