"It will not happen to you" said Dante in surprise. "Guilliman brings enough new warriors to rebuild all the Chapters of the Blood."
"Not the Knights of Blood."
"Not they," admitted Dante. "That name is too cursed to resurrect. Let them be remembered for their final heroic act. But the Flesh Tearers will be reborn. Guilliman is a living primarch. He will save the Imperium He brings more than reinforcement. The new warriors will save our bloodline. Where we are flawed, they are not. There is little, if any, sign of the flaw amoung the Primaris Space Marines. Corbulo tells me that where he failed, Belisarius Cawl has succeeded, eliminating the instability at source. Not one of them in the long, hard years of the Indomitus Crusade has fallen to the Black Rage. When queried on the thirst, the majority are perplexed. They simply do not know of it. Corbulo is amazed."
"That is salvation, is it?" said Seth. "I say otherwise. I say it is a deliberate action against our lord's heritage, and the work of the Emperor himself."
"How can you say that?" said Dante, appalled.
"You are too noble to understand." Seth rounded on Dante. "That is not salvation, that is replacement. These new warriors will bear the colors of Flesh Tearers, but without Sanguinius' fury they will be Flesh Tearers in name only. All my time as Chapter Master I have waged war on our rage, to wrestle it into submission and use its strength to slay our foes. We are fury! From the time of Amit, the savage lord, to this day, we have carried the white heat of Sanguinius' anger in us. That was our gift and our burden. The flaw is what makes us what we are." He clenched his fist in front of Dante's face. His voice dropped. "We are nothing without the struggle against it. He would make us all Ultramarines in red armor." He turned away, his gaze straying down the dead legions of Blood Angels. "There are few of my warriors left, few true Flesh Tearers. Once we are dead, the Flesh Tearers will be no more, no matter that these abominations carry our name. It is a betrayal, not a boon. Guilliman will want us gone quickly, and his own warriors in our stead."