The Apostasy Gambit
Drusus was a general in the armies of Lord Militant Golgenna Angevin during the Angevin Crusade of M39.
Drusus was slain by an unknown assassin (some say it was his rivals, others claim it was sent by Angevin himself- jealous of Drusus’ progress, while others still believe that it was a daemon), yet the next day he rose from the dead – the soldiers, priests and even the Astartes were witness to this miracle and proclaimed it as such. Regardless of the exact details, Drusus rose from from this seemingly fatal blow and hailed by many as a Living Saint of the Imperium.
Reinvigorated by this miracle the Imperial forces finished the cleansing of the Drusus Marches and banished the remnants of the warp-worshipping xenos called the Yu’Vath to the lawless region that would later become the Koronus Expanse, never to be seen again.
His conquest and forging of the Calyx Expanse (later the Calixis Sector) is legendary, and he is revered with an almost unrivaled fervor in that region of space. In recognition of his deeds, Drusus replaced Angevin as Lord-Militant of the Crusade and became the first Lord-Sector of Calixis in 384.M39.
As the first Lord-Sector he was also among the greatest rulers that Calixis knew. He penned the Corpus Presidium Calixis (the legal code of the sector), built the great palaces and offices of the Imperial bureaucracy on capital world of Scintilla, founded the Calixian Holy Synod in Hive Tarsus in Scintilla, granted the Lathes system in perpetuity to the Adeptus Mechanicus, founded the great noble and mercantile families of the sector, and ratified the trade charters that laid the foundations of Calixis’ prosperity.
He died peacefully in 417.M39, and his resting place is unknown but rumoured to be either on Maccabeus Quintus, Stonegarden, Fenksworld or on Sentinel in the Drusus Marches. Less than a century later, in 502.M39 he was Beautified by the General Synod of Holy Terra, and the Cult of Saint Drusus was recognized as an accepted and orthodox branch of the Imperial Faith.
His legend even stretches to the Koronus Expanse, where some say that the scattered remnants of the xenos empires he defeated in his crusade fled there, and that the Saint will one day rise again to bring that lawless region (among others) into compliance with the rest of the Imperium.