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Val Ma'rag was one of the few surviving Red Legion officers still in the Sol System when Empress Caiatl arrived to reclaim the Legion. Seeking to gain her favor, Ma'rag struck at the Hive nests of the Cosmodrome but was killed in battle against the Young Wolf. He did gain her favor posthumously because of his honorable conduct during his military service.
During the Red War, Val Ma'rag was stationed in one of Earth's dead zones. He held his assigned territory for several years, fighting off repeated Hive attacks, even as all his superior officers died and the Red Legion's position in the solar system became increasingly untenable. As years passed without any support arriving for him, Ma'rag resigned himself to dying on Earth in service to the Legion.
Empress Caiatl's arrival gave Val Ma'rag new inspiration. He would bet on himself in being the first to join Caiatl's War Council, placing his Vita Brevis in the hands of Avrok as collateral. Seeking to join and exemplify himself, Ma'rag gathered his forces and launched an offensive against the Hive in the Cosmodrome, in the hopes of presenting Caiatl with a symbolic victory over the Hive as vengeance for their recent destruction of Torobatl. However, he underestimated the Hive's numbers, and his forces were overwhelmed. Nonetheless, Ma'rag fought on until the Guardian arrived and slew him in accordance with the Rite of Proving, ending his ambitions.
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