Dark Heresy - Paths of Faith
Senior officer in the 92nd Scintillan Rifles
Cpt Valrios is a career soldier, he wears the scars he has ‘won’ in the Emperor’s service with pride. He has several minor bionics and a severe expression. He also has an Imperial Aquilla tattoo across his right cheek.
His uniform is usually spotless and his equipment well looked after. The captain is a soldier used to command and every statement is an order. He does not react well to dissention or questioning unless the speaker has shown themselves to be competent fighters.
Valrios is deeply convicted that the cause of humanity and of the Imperial Guard in particular is the highest calling he can follow. Although this is a trait shared by many officers in the 92nd Scintillan, Cpt Valrios is dedicated to the point that some of his detractors label him a fanatic.
Whilst this made him an obvious choice for a command role in the Protasia campaign he is not popular with his men. He does not suffer insubordination, cowardice or ill-disciplined behavior and is extremely harsh on his troopers who fail to meet his standards, punishments tend to be as severe as can be given. In another military campaign he might be given minor commands or kept close to his commanding officer but, given the difficult nature of the Protasia campaign and having a large number of Frateris Militia living alongside his soldiers his piety and resolve have singled him out for senior command in the North Continent Theatre.
Captain Valrios encountered the task-force during the Battle for Hill 216 where he was impressed by their prowess but disappointed by their lack of discipline.