The Mystic Path was a Chaos Cult comprised of a cartel of traders and noblemen who hailed from the planet Maginor, capital world of the Niaides Sub-sector in the Ultima Segmentum. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Chaos. They begin to gather weapons into secret caches, pilfering from Planetary Defence Forces and crafting makeshift implements with which they can hack and bludgeon. The four primary Warp cults present at the Battle of Calth were the Ushmetar Kaul -- "the Brotherhood of the Knife", the Tzenvar Kaul -- "the Recursive Kin", the Jeharwanate -- "the Ring", and the Mandari -- "the Gene-kin.". The cult is led by the regiment's former Colonel Abner Varicuss, who styles himself, "the False Castellan," as he was once a favoured candidate for the esteemed post of Lord Castellan of Cadia. On Mire, they see it as their unholy duty to hunt down the so-called "Pyrions" -- clean ones -- and devour them. In reality, most cultists armed and equipped themselves by looting the bodies of the fallen, both Traitor and Loyalist, giving them a motley and ramshackle appearance made all the more outlandish by the occult formulae and Warp runes scratched into weapons and daubed across flesh and armour. The Chaos Space Marine codex has a lot going for it. While still relatively new to the war for the Sabbat Worlds, initial reports indicate that the Sons of Sek may, in fact, be superior in combat to their cousins in Urlock Gaur's own Blood Pact. The teeming masses of the Imperium have colonised the galaxy from end to end. But perhaps greater than the danger that this amorphous army of monstrosities possesses -- in terms of the threat to civil order -- is the fact that the Pale Throng and what it represents has become a blasphemous rallying cry for the twisted and disaffected. While a particular cult may favour one structure over another, it will often include other structural elements as well. The deaths inflicted by and upon the numerous Warp cults aligned to the Word Bearers were all enacted as part of Lorgar's great ritual to bring about the Ruinstorm -- a vast Warp Storm similar to the later Great Rift that was to reave its way across the stars and slice the Imperium apart. https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Chaos_Cult?oldid=369069. Much of this knowledge was locked securely away and remained accessible only to the most senior of human and transhuman leaders, for many accounts contradicted the atheistic doctrines of the Imperial Truth and could not be allowed to fall into the hands of the weak or the ignorant. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Xenos 2. Chaos Cultist (Leader [Champion only], Heavy [Gunner only], Combat, Demolitions, Veteran, Zealot): What they lack in quality, they make up for in numbers. They believe it must be cleansed so that the gods will pour their bounties upon Humanity once more, and pestilence and plague shall be the tools for a thief to catch a thief, a plague to kill a plague -- poisoning the wells, defiling the air, passing contagion by touch to all those who pass by. But of all these tales, none can compare to the ancient stories of the appalling Saynay Clan of Dusk, whose half-mythic ghoulish histories have given the children of the Calixis Sector nightmares for many Terran centuries. Worlds that on the surface appeared ordered and civilised in fact seethed with heresy just below the surface. Entire planets have been laid to waste, whole civilisations perished just to provide a handful of these monsters with the archeotech they so desire, in an effort to gain the promise of their future support. This is something that even the unusually-disciplined Blood Pact lacks. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. The conspiracy of the Traitors had concealed the full extent of their physiological deviance, however, which proved to be far in excess of that which would have warranted extermination on the grounds of biological contamination to the Imperium. Though their reasons for these journeys are their own, their considerable power and arcane lore make them powerful allies despite the apparent danger of harboring such vile wretches. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Imperium 2. Also contained are some faction specific dice. Death Priests feed on the bodies of their victims in order to nourish the parasites, diseases, and other foul poxes that writhe in their bloated guts. Below, you’ll find datasheets, beta rules and all sorts of free downloadable PDFs for your favourite games. Discover all 40k bitz for Chaos Cultists at BitzStore and make your miniatures unique with all the conversion elements available. Regular price $36.00 $40.00. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Chaos. They were key components of those Forces of Chaos who stood against the Imperium's assault upon the region in the Achilus Crusade. As the witch-hunting Ordo Hereticus is always keen to point out, Chaos Cultists can come from almost any background. Also contained are some faction specific dice. However, these individuals also suffer from a unique poisoning that makes them dependent on the very compounds that afflict their bodies. Mortal servants of the IIIrd Legion abased themselves before their masters and would offer their lives in return for the briefest acknowledgement of their very existence. This individual will exploit the weakness of others for his own personal power or gratification, or the fulfilment of his own apocalyptic vision. Furthermore, they attracted the outcast and the dispossessed, those unable or unwilling to accept the Imperial Truth. The principal reason for this was that since the very beginning of the Great Crusade, any world encountered with substantial warp breaches in evidence of the kind that such cults either promulgated or were often spawned from were simply destroyed via Exterminatus from orbit without direct confrontation. These people are called Apocalypts, and their particular brand of insanity inspires them to fight against all government order to bring about the collapse of civilisation which they believe inevitable. Also contained are some faction specific dice. Each scream resounded in the Empyrean and added yet another note in the great symphony of Chaos which only Lorgar could perceive and direct. For any psyker who escapes discovery or flees from his just fate as part of the Black Ship's tithe, the Witch Hunter's pyre awaits. There are countless ways to come to know the glory of Slaanesh. The majority of the cult's members had only the most rudimentary knowledge of tactics and weapons, but made up for this deficiency in wanton savagery, suicidal fervour and deluded courage. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Xenos 1. The most extreme examples of such sects believe that the Emperor's plan is for Mankind to follow Him into a blessed "immortality of the flesh.". The gods have turned from the filth of their presence. If a Librarian overreaches himself and draws on too much psychic energy he may be granted visions of immortality and whispered promises o… Such cults were oft times tainted with interaction with xenos lore or contamination by alien species, or promulgated by some alpha-level rogue psyker with messianic or apocalyptic pretentions. The masterful orbital drop onto the beaches of the primary island groups would prove to be one of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade's swiftest victories, mostly due to the capture of the genocidal Magister early in the assault. To these woeful souls, death is all. Also contained are some faction specific dice. The cult's members must submit to this group's leadership and direction if they are also to gain access to the hidden secrets, and perhaps one day wield the cult's power for themselves. Maguses are psychically gifted and possessed of a supernatural charisma. Imperial personnel who witnessed these discoveries were plagued by terrible mental distress and even insanity. On worlds such as Gamma-Horgan, Kado and Avellorn, hyper-violent underhive gangers were quick to join with the forces of disorder when the Horus Heresy came to their world, hailing the Warmaster as a leader truly deserving of their loyalty. Almost two Terran centuries before his demise, Inquisitor Quixos encountered the Mystic Path. Making short work of the cultists on the surface the Imperial Guard forces pursued the fleeing cultists into the tunnels. Now Stigmartus are bound to the charismatic leadership of a cult-general known as Elak Sarda, who is said to be sworn to the service of a daemonic entity within the Charon Stars. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the faction keyword Thousand Sons. After all, even a man who has nothing left can still barter away his soul. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the faction keyword Adeptus Astartes. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Xenos 1. Such cults are hated by just about everyone in the Ecclesiarchy for being a mockery of their teachings. Warhammer 40k 8th Ed datacards: World Eaters. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th from Codex Adeptus Astartes. After a decade of consistent & competitive 40k play, I’ve decided I want to create and give back to other Chaos cultists like myself. Some who would worship Nurgle see the death that follows disease, misinterpret the Plaguelord's will, and form death cults instead of Plague Cults. Eventually, an uprising breaks out, either purposefully or because the cult has grown too large and/or unruly to remain secret any longer. Within the Calixis Sector, necrophagic cults have been known to spring up in the wake of long-burning wars (as has happened on Tranch and Malice in recent years), on isolated and savage worlds such as Endrite, and in the dark Space Hulks and vessels in space where stricken survivors or desperate stowaways devolve into a form of mutant cannibal known to the Void Born as Ghillam or Hold-Gaunts. Created by icn1982. This order had been a direct and unwavering dictate issued directly by the Emperor and one that had been upheld almost without exception until the Word Bearers themselves began to covertly subvert and ignore it for their own ends. During a campaign carried out by the zealous Black Templars Chapter the Penumbral Cult was vanquished and its arch-heretic was executed in a public display and his profane works were burned. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the faction keyword Questor Imperialis. Some have even more shadowy connections to the mysterious Officio Assassinorum, the secret organisation that provides unparalleled adepts of murder for the High Lords of Terra. Warhammer 40k 8th Ed datacards: Chaos Space Marines. At the last, the mighty M'Kachen was defeated, banished screaming back into the Warp by Stern himself -- a formidable feat normally thought beyond the psychic abilities of a lone Brother-Captain. It is only when a group becomes considered heretical and is judged to espouse an ideology that is contrary to the Imperium's law or broad strictures of the Imperial Creed that a cult merits the Holy Ordos' attentions. We will not retain any details that you provide, except for your email address if you contact us and this will never be disclosed to third parties. Also contained are some faction specific dice. There are even those within the Inquisition that insist the cult is a phantom -- a paper threat, a thing without substance, a conjecture woven from half truths and overactive fear. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the faction keyword Adeptus Custodes. The vile Kith destroyed themselves in a mass suicide ritual in accordance with their dark cult beliefs. They believe these afflictions to be a blessing from the Plague Father. I will be adding datacards for other factions over the coming days. Anyone with the right combination of strengths and attributes might catch Tzeentch's attention. The Children of Sanguinary Unholiness numbered in the millions but were ultimately defeated through the actions of Armageddon's mortal defenders amongst the Imperial Guard and its Planetary Defence Forces and the assistance of the Space Wolves and Grey Knights Space Marine Chapters. The Unbound was a Chaos Cult devoted to Nurgle that inhabits the hellish realm known as the Eye of Terror. Those members of the cult captured on the surface were executed by the Astra Militarum. Also contained are some faction specific dice. Of the Recursive Kin and the Ring, very little is known save they were represented on the muster-tally as Feral World levies dragged along in the wake of the World Bearers Legion. The excesses attributed to these forces during the Battle of Calth -- particularly by the harrowing accounts of civilian survivors -- speak of the Brotherhood of the Knife fighting clad in rags soaked with the freshly-spilled blood of sacrificial victims, which were as likely to be drawn from their own ranks as from captured enemy combatants. The Sons are also better motivated and led, and even include an officer similar to an Imperial Commissar, known as a "Scourger," to maintain discipline and morale. Improvised armour is donned and long-hidden weapons are broken out as the cultists prepare to overthrow the Imperium one hab-block at a time. Indeed, this shell game may be carried further, with a particular cell's leadership forming the rank-and-file of another, smaller cell senior in authority, and that cell's leadership part of another and so on. Though outnumbered, the Grey Knights slaughtered the Cultists to the final damned soul. In this, the Warp cultists aligned to Lorgar played a support role, for the task of killing Legiones Astartes could only be performed with any true efficacy by other Astartes. It is from a combination of these two sources that the information presented here was collated. Killing the returned Mandari took bravery, discipline and concentrated fire, and the defenders of Calth soon learned that only severe trauma inflicted to a Mandari cultist's central mass would ensure the horrific process did not occur. Cults may also unleash an uprising in concert with a pre-planned invasion of Chaos Space Marines. The greater mass of a Warp cult was made up of seemingly normal people, subjects of the Emperor and citizens of the Imperium who, despite appearances, nurtured a deep and twisted hatred for all the Great Crusade had achieved. © Valve Corporation. According to Criol Fowst, a senior member of the Ushmetar Kaul in 31st Millennium, known also as "the Brotherhood of the Knife," the Cognitae, or some similar version of it, has existed within the Imperium for millennia, as far back as before the Great Crusade. The Sons of Slaughter are are a Khornate Chaos Cult that served their Khorne Daemonkin masters with fanatical fervour. Many cults also share similar organisational structures despite their differing goals and natures, the most common of which are detailed below. Also contained is a faction specific dice. From the blood-soaked sacrificial cults of Feral Worlds to the philosophical secret societies of more advanced planets, the temptations of Chaos can capture all. The second is that numbers alone are unlikely to have granted these forces a decisive advantage, and it was in the sphere of the esoteric and the occult that their true strength was to be found. The powers of darkness are ever quick to promise glory, and even the lowliest initiate knows that to fight alongside such legendary transhuman warriors is to court the gaze of the gods. Also contained are faction specific dice. When the call to rise up and fight for the Warmaster came, the individual members of the coven might serve as sub-officers, leading the greater masses of the cult into battle against the hated Loyalists. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Chaos. Killian himself was declared Excommunicate Traitoris, and was killed by the Shadowlight as he attempted to flee with it. See Also . Also contained are some faction specific dice. The brotherhoods fought in close coordination with their Word Bearers masters, either serving as an expendable first wave or to clear entrenched foes by weight of numbers, butcher the wounded and round up prisoners for sacrifice. The Magi, the original philosophical descendants of one of the Inquisition's founders, Moriana, is a Chaos Cult that continuously seeks out possible Divine Avatars and either kill them, control them or study them according to their personal philosophy, only rather than wishing to suppress the God-Incarnate they want to bring it about. It is a common truism that only through continued blood-sacrifice in the face of a hostile universe will Mankind prevail, a sacrifice likened in the Imperial Creed to the bodily sacrifice of the Emperor Himself. When the Forces of Chaos overran Makenna VII, he used his share of the spoils to build up the strength of his Grand Battery. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the faction keyword Drukhari. From the most grand ambitions to the most seemingly innocent desires, anything that causes the slightest pleasure in a mortal is an opening through which the Dark Prince can make his presence and influence felt. In every Legion it was said there were those for who the horrors of all they had witnessed and all the bloody deeds they had done in the name of the Gre… All that is required of you is faith.". On the day of the Calth Conjunction, however, there were four chief cultic groups represented amongst the ranks of the Traitors, and it is likely there were numerous smaller factions present in addition to these, the names of most of which history does not record and only substantive evidence for cult forces in the northern hemisphere remains. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the keyword Death Guard. While most of the work was carried out in secure isolation deep within the labyrinthine bowels of the Imperial Palace on Terra by Adepts sifting through countless thousands of reports and accounts, some came about through first-hand observation by field Adepts operating at great danger to themselves. To them, the Crimson Slaughter are manifestations of the Dark Gods themselves. Some mortals are simply tired of the suffering they experience daily in a merciless, unrelenting galaxy and want some sort of reward for enduring the ceaseless pain. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the faction keyword Inquisition. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Imperium 2. As the Horus Heresy ground on and the Traitor Legions began to cast off the trappings of their Imperial founding, their servants too were transformed into something else entirely. Others -- the more debased and depraved of their lot -- chose the Crimson Slaughter for they saw that the Renegades were strong. The realities of war very quickly weeded out those not suited to battlefield service and those who survived were often potent warrior-leaders indeed. Each datacard provides the full rules and profiles for a single unit from the Chaos Space Marines faction. Towards the end of the 40th Millennium, the cult performed a dreadful rite, summoning the Lord of Amber -- Nurgle himself -- who indeed manifested upon the world of Unctious, bringing decay in all its forms. Macharius's forces managed to defeat the daemon and its summoned minions, as well as closing the rift. A further, still more awful, use which the Word Bearers' cultic allies were put to was only suspected at the time and was uncovered in more detail during the long years of the Calth Underworld War. In 928.M41, High Praetor Osh'preen's disastrously lax reign over Dulma'lin opened the way for an heretical uprising by the Slaaneshi Cult of Frantic Flensing. As Nurgle moved to seize the worlds within the Corvus Sub-sector, he was thwarted by the Lord of Change himself. The nomads of Xurunt, known as the Xur, continually migrate across the vast prairies of the planet's surface, seeking only to enslave and conquer any other tribes they encounter. Warhammer 40K: Rules Preview – Chaos Cultists In Blackstone Fortress J.R. Zambrano 3 Minute Read August 22 The forces of Chaos have brought some powerful new weapons to the Blackstone Fortress. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the keyword Tzeentch. Also contained are some faction specific dice. After taking root, and as it expands in power and influence, eventually a Chaos Cult may end up effectively ruling anything from a township to the entire planet. Some were obliterated when the Ultramarines began their counterattack on the surface, while others merged, split or changed in other ways. The origins of new Chaos Cultists are legion. With a single word, any Emperor's Children Legionary could order a hundred allied cultists to attempt the most lethal of tasks or suicidal of battlefield missions, orders the cultists would obey unquestioningly with rapturous fervour. Warhammer 40k 8th Ed datacards: Thousand Sons. Gaining a popular following within the Krask System, the Planetary Governors were overthrown and theocratic regimes were installed. The cult's members included high-ranking politicians, bureaucrats and officers within Unctious' government, and all devoted themselves to preparing their world for the time when the skies would darken and the great Lord of Amber would stretch out his hand to claim his prize, preserving the planet for evermore and elevating his most beloved worshippers to the pantheon above. Chaos Cultists who have sold their souls to the Ruinous Powers. Those who spoke out against the cult were placed in cages and burned alive. The Despoiler is HERE! For all their undoubted value to the Traitor Legiones Astartes, the fate of the majority of allied Warp cults was the same on many battlefields. They were also fearsome and skilled fighters, and while individual cultists were no match for a Space Marine, they had the advantage of numbers and were driven by their twisted creed to perform deeds beyond the endurance of mortal soldiers. In such cases the members of these cults rapidly become irretrievably insane and physically corrupt, and are often the playthings of Warp entities, while the vile leaders of such cults walk a tightrope between burgeoning malefic power and utter madness. Such death cults can vary widely in purpose, creed, makeup, and scope, but even the least suspect walks something of a tightrope between the sublime and the damned. These secrets may concern a hidden network of power, a cache of forbidden lore, access to ancient prophecies, or other esoteric truths and important information. Contained in this workshop are the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition datacards that contain the faction keyword Harlequins. The Vshaan was a Chaos Cult that took part in the conflict that engulfed the Pyrus Reach Sector sometime in the 41st Millennium. Many bore ceremonial blades and other melee weapons, and the more senior wielded ritual weapons since classified under the general term Athame, fashioned of jagged stone or strangely alloyed iron. Also contained are some faction specific dice. Afterwards, the Cult of the Angel of Fire quickly fell apart. Millions of Traitors and Heretics were now dug into meticulously-planned, constructed, and reinforced defences, with massive orbital lasers protecting the world's Citadel from orbital bombardment and assault. The Sons of Sek were created not only to fight against the Imperium, but also to serve as Magister Sek's vanguard for when he eventually attempts to overthrow the Gaur and assume the position of Archon over all the Forces of Chaos in the Sabbat Worlds Sector. The fate of the Mystic Path after this is unknown, but it is speculated that they were purged from Maginor by the Ordos Niaides shortly after Quixos' death. Regardless of where a cult springs up, how it grows, or what the particular fixations it has might be, all Pleasure Cults of Slaanesh have common themes -- excess, sensation, and personal perfection. The members of the Ushmetar Kaul had already gained something of a reputation as a most bloodthirsty and brutal fighting force alongside the Word Bearers during their later Imperial Compliance actions, and they were recorded as engaging in the most violent rites before, after and even during battle. Warp cults had of course been encountered, albeit infrequently, during the progress of the Great Crusade. One cult may be trying to find the perfect pitch at which to scream, another seeking the most efficient way to get wine into the bloodstream, and another pushing the limits of how much skin can be removed before the body fails. They are organised in the same order that they are found in the Index Xenos 2. The Brotherhood of the Knife was the largest and most effective of the Warp cults deployed by the Word Bearers to Calth. "Thought Begets Doubt, Doubt Begets Heresy and Heresy Begets Retribution.". The Cultists hide in plain sight, their drab clothes covering tattoos and symbols they have carved into their own flesh, dedicated to the Ruinous Powers. Only the World Eaters destroyed their Sorcerers, Khorne having no interest in sorcery. Forsaking the teachings of the Imperial Cult, the sect leaders of the cult believed they were in contact with a being known as the Angel of Fire, the messenger of the Emperor, but who in fact, was actually a Greater Daemon of Tzeentch. Also contained are some faction specific dice. Some of these Sorcerers were exiled after the Rubric of Ahriman was cast and they now sell their services in exchange for sacrifices or the chance to hunt down arcane lore. Even the most productive of Hive Worlds were host to countless thousands of wretches who existed in the lightless under-hive depths without ever learning of the Imperial Truth. Many mystical cults, religious sects, and those focused on occult lore follow this pattern, as do a surprising number of institutions who hide their inner workings with elaborate ritual and labyrinthine secrecy. The cult force was, it appears, organised into between 10-20 sub-sects, each at least 10,000 strong. Many were a continuation of the Warrior Lodges seeded in the Traitor Legions before the Horus Heresy even began, while others were spontaneous expressions of recidivistic superstition entirely beneath the notice of the Traitor Legiones Astartes themselves. In many cases the cultists were found easier to raise and frankly more disposable than conventional military units, for while they were nowhere near as well-trained or equipped, they were often so utterly devoted to their transhuman masters they would obey any order and perform any deed, no matter how callous, inhumane or suicidal it was. Bardane was finally elevated to the rank of Chapter Master at the recommendation of his predecessor, who was mortally wounded in the final battle against the Cult. No matter the reason that brings them together, when these individuals find each other, they are united by a common desire. Warhammer 40k 8th Ed datacards: Forge World Questoris Imperialis. In most cases, and in particular during the early days of the Horus Heresy, the leader was the only member of the Warp cult with any contact with outside powers, namely the Traitor Legions or their agents, or indeed other cults. The Calixis Sector has numerous such sanguinary cults and sacrificial societies present scattered across many worlds, and indeed, the population of the outcast Feudal World of Fervious is largely governed by them.
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