The Knights Panther is a famous Knightly Order of The Empire. The order is dedicated to the preservation of the pure human form against the corruption of Chaos and is fanatically devoted to hunting down mutants and any other bearer of the mark of Chaos. Among the oaths taken by all Knights on their induction into the order is "Never to suffer any person or thing bearing the mark of Chaos to live..."
The Knights Panther are dedicated to Myrmidia.1
The order's first loyalty is to the Empire itself. Detachments of the order form the elite corps of the standing armies of the city states of Talabheim and Middenheim. Middenheim traditionally sends a relatively small unit of Knights Panthers to fight for the Tzar of Kislev in return for a larger contingent of Kislevite cavalry.
The Knights Panther was established following the wars against Araby almost a thousand years ago. The crusaders returned with many great treasures plundered from the palaces of Araby, including exotic animals the like of which had never been seen in the Old World before. When the victorious knights paraded through the cities of The Empire, many did so with the panthers of Araby padding alongside them, led by a golden chain. The Knights traditionally trim their clothes and crests with whatever appropriately exotically patterned fur they can find, and their shields bear the heraldic panther of Araby.