Black Templar Techmarine
Prior to his assignment to Deathwatch, Ansalom was stationed aboard the Eternal Crusader. The Crusader was in the vicinity of Watch Fortress Zarabek when a research crew called for assistance with a particularly unusual alien weapon. Ansalom joined a small contingent of other Techmarines sent to ascertain the nature of the find. Ansalom averted disaster when he discovered that the weapon was, in fact, an exceptionally well-disguised booby trap. The artifact contained a sabotage-program that had the potential to override Zarabek’s computer systems, leaving it vulnerable. Because he had been the first to realize the danger, colleagues declared that Anasalom’s connection to the Omnissiah was so great that even enemy technology would yield to him. He was assigned to Deathwatch shortly after, both as a reward for his service to Zarabek and to put his skills to the highest possible use.