Led by the merciless and maddened Captain Haab, the Salt Men were once the Nova Nantucket Levy Regiment, before becoming mercenaries in the employ of Rogue Trader Marcus Polaris. Given control of the light cruiser Douqep, Haab was Arch Militant of the Rogue Trader’s armies, and entrusted with his most vital operations.

On the artificial world of the Black Reef, Captain Haab abandoned the Rogue Trader’s armies, disappearing into the void. It is rumoured he seeks the great white xenos creature that destroyed his army upon Tempestus.