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Those who survive through the lifestyle of trial and combat that is a [[Bloodbound Warband]], arise as '''{{PAGENAME}}''', the lieutenants united around a [[Lord of Khorne]]. All of the Gorechosen aim at taking the control of a Bloodhound host, by slaying their Lord of Khorne. This is one of the most paradoxical aspect of [[Khorne]]'s belligerent worshippers, serving as an elite guard for their Lord, but as soon as the occasion of a slaughter or an opportunity to slay the lord, the gorechosen will jump on it to ascend.{{Fn|1a}}
  
The chaos chosen of the power ruins are dreaded across all ages.
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==Aspiring Deathbringers==
But the one from the bloodhounds, the gore chosen, are the most notable.
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'''Aspiring Deathbringers''' are Deathbringers that aspire to become Exalted Deathbringers.{{Fn|3b}}
  
Unlike any other army where cameradery leads the men fighting together, the bloodhounds are not united by any other bound than Khorne’s will. In fact all bloodhounds hate each other and will never hesitate to backstabb or to murder each other.  
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Some are gore-drenched fell champions scream praises to the Blood God and urge their fellow Bloodbound to destroy the foe in the name of Khorne. They wield Wrath-hammers and Bloodaxes into battle and have an insatiable thirst for glory.{{Fn|3b}}{{Fn|4c}}
  
A warrior of Khorne gains prestige through slaughter but only by slaying powerful ennemies can the aspiring champion hope of gaining Khorne’s favor. When his killing and exploits become too noticeable, the warrior will be the target of others’ ambition since he rise as a powerful foe. Many promising champions have fallen with an axe gutting them open or a flail smashing their skull as there were no other warrior alive than the bloodhounds themselves.
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Other are the merciless hunters of the weak, striding through battlefields in search of hesitant or fearful foes that infuriates them so much. Once one is found they immediately smash them with their fury, leaving them to rot on the battlefield. These personifications of the Blood God's contempt  for cowards are marked by the Khornate Skull Helm, a death's head mask that hide their twisted snarls, and the Goreaxe and Skullhammer they wield, designed to strike fear into their victims.{{Fn|41}}{{Fn|3f}}
Many aspiring champion challenges other rising warriors in the arenas.  
 
  
Those who survive through this lifestyle of trial, arise as chosen, gorechosen.
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==Exalted Deahbringers==
They are the lieutenants united around their lord of Khorne. They are the one commanding the warbands.
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'''Exalted Deathbringers''' are some of [[Khorne]]'s mightiest [[Khorne Bloodbound|Bloodbound]] followers, leading them into battle and second only to the [[Mighty Lord of Khorne|Mighty Lords of Khorne]]. Most of Khorne's mortal followers die to his violent and destructive path, replaced with new devotees. Only those that survive the ordeal of endless war, using brute force and raw power, can become his Exalted Deathbringers.{{Fn|4b}}{{Fn|3a}}{{Fn|5}}
But they aim at taking the control of a bloodhound’s host and for this, they need to slay the lord of Khorne.
 
This is one of the most paradoxical aspect of Khorne’s belligerent worshipers. Yet they serve as an elite guard for their lord, but as soon as the occasion of a slaughter or an opportunity to slay the lord, the gorechosen will jump on it.
 
  
==Sources==
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They are whirling torrents of rage, madness and bloodlust, killing, without hesitation or mercy, to reach ever higher panes of glory in the name of their god. Like other Khornate followers they wear little armor, showing off their scarred and mutated bodies to strike fear into their enemies. Their daemonic visage is reinforced by a pair of curved horns sprouting from their head, undoubtedly a show of favour from Khorne, which they can use as a weapon. Runes of Khorne are usually carved on their bodies or found on talismans they carry around.{{Fn|4b}}{{Fn|3a}}{{Fn|5}}
* {{Endn|1}}: [[Battletome: Blades of Khorne]] - The Chosen of Khorne, pg. 28-29
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Some of them are armed with Ruinous Axes, a gigantic axe with a blade wider than a [[Ogor]]'s torso, and Skullgougers, horrific bucklers designed to destroy weapons and disarm opponents and usually used to strike into the eye sockets like it's name suggests. Others wield Bloodbite axes and Runemarked Shields.{{Fn|3a}}{{Fn|5}}
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==Bloodsecrators==
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'''Bloodsecrators''' are icon bearers of the [[Khorne Bloodbound]] and a conduit for the fury of [[Khorne]].{{Fn|4f}}
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==Bloodstokers==
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'''Bloodstokers''' are champions of the [[Khorne Bloodbound]] that have mastered the use of others, encouraging and punishing them with lash and torture blade, to reap more skulls for [[Khorne]].{{Fn|2a}}
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==Skullgrinders==
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'''Skullgrinders''' are hulking warrior-smiths who command awe even amongst the most lunatic of the [[Bloodbound]]. They wield sacrificial, burning anvils at the end of long brass chains and their arcing, swinging attacks can burst the heads of their opponents instantly, leaving nothing but a faint red mist and some shattered, splintered bone. Each skull dispatched in this way causes the the anvil to burn ever brighter.{{Fn|4e}}
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==Slaughterpriests==
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'''Slaughterpriests''' are the demagogues of the Khorne Bloodbound, the priests of the Blood God and beacons to his power. They command their fellow Khornates into battle following the visions sent by Khrone himself. Their prayers can boil the blood of their enemies in their veins and their booming chants can fill everything around them, enemy and foe, with a powerful berserker rage that forces them to completely disregard their sense of self-preservation for a suicidal battlelust. They gain their powers by drinking the blood of fallen foes, giving them stretched limbs and hardened bones.{{Fn|3d}}{{Fn|3e}}{{Fn|4g}}{{Fn|4h}}
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Some wield Bloodbathed Axes into battles while others arm themselves with a Wrath-Hammer and a Hackblade, with the hammer pulling in those that it doesn't kill so they can be decapitated by the blade. These priests are often mutated and carry many metallic restraints embedded in their flesh. Their scorn for sorcery, a trait shared with their blood god, gives them the ability to unbind spells and are able to call upon Bloodfuelled Prayers like Blood Boil and Blood Bind.{{Fn|3d}}{{Fn|3e}}{{Fn|4g}}{{Fn|4h}}
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==Notable==
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* '''Deathbringers'''
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** [[Dravek Daemonfist]]: An Exalted Deathbringer of the Prophets of Blood that challenged his lord [[Korox Tyrantscorn]] for the leadership of the warband. He slew him after a three day battle, only to receive an axe to the back from the Aspiring Deathbringer Selkhara the Black.{{Fn|2b}}
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** [[Kathag]]: An Exalted Deathbringer and once a leader of the warhorde of Lord [[Ruhok]], he survived the attack on [[Nulahmia]].{{Fn|12}}
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** [[Koroth]]: A horned champion and the head Deathbringer of the tribe led by Krev Deathstalker that fought silver armoured Stormcast Eternals.{{Fn|10}}
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** [[Selkhara]] the Black: Once an aspiring Deathbringer that stuck down Dravek Daemonfist after he won a three day challenge with their lord Korox Tyrantscorn. She became known as the Empress of Blood, ruling over an horrifying reign.{{Fn|2b}}
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** [[Vorhak]]: An Aspiring Deathbringer of the [[Gorechosen(warband)|Gorechosen]] Bloodbound warband.{{Fn|9}}
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* '''Bloodsecrators'''
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** [[Threx Skullbrand]]: Gorechosen of the [[Goretide]] that fought against [[Sigmar]]'s first incursion in the [[Realm of Fire]]. He carries Khorne's Portal of Skulls into battle.{{Fn|11}}
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* '''Skullgrinders'''
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** [[Qyat]] of the Folded Soul: Skullgrinder of the [[Soulmaw]], Forgemaster of [[Realm of Ulgu|Ulgu]]. {{Fn|6}}
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** [[Volundr of Hesphut]]: The Skullcracker, Skullgrinder of the [[Soulmaw]], Forgemaster of [[Realm of Aqshy|Aqshy]]. {{Fn|6}}
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** [[Wolant Sevenhand]]: Skullgrinder of the [[Soulmaw]], Forgemaster of [[Realm of Chamon|Chamon]]. {{Fn|6}}
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** [[Zaar]] the Hound of Shyish: Skullgrinder of the [[Soulmaw]], Forgemaster of [[Realm of Shyish|Shyish]]. {{Fn|6}}
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** [[Akor Ragemaker]]: One of the mightiest Skullgrinders to ever live. Tore apart the Chrome Kingdoms with an army of hundreds of thousands of [[Wrathmongers]]. {{Fn|1}}
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** [[Garsa]]: Fought silver armoured [[Stormcast Eternals]] under the orders of [[Krev Deathstalker]].{{Fn|10}}
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** [[The Beast]]: Rumoured to lead a thousand armoured berserkers that slaughtered the tribes of the Iron Plains.{{Fn|2b}}
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* '''Slaughterpriests'''
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** [[Akhagor]]: A slaughterpriest with daemon-tainted blood and fangs.{{Fn|9}}
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** [[Drane]]: A old slaughterpriest in [[Krev Deathstalker]] tribe.{{Fn|10}}
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** [[Rakhan the Red]]: A visionary Slaughterpriest that planned the invasion of the fabled [[Skydomes of Djeb'dah]] that lasted for over a century, turning the domes into charnel slaughterhouses{{Fn|2b}}
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** [[Skarku]]: A slaughterpriest of the [[Bloodwrought]] warband.{{Fn|7}}
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** [[Therekal]]: A slaughterpriest that served [[Graunos]].{{Fn|8}}
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==Miniatures==
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<center><gallery>
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Image:Aspiring Deathbringer 3.jpg|An Aspiring Deathbringer miniature armed with Goreaxe and Skullhammer.
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Image:Aspiring Deathbringer.jpg|An Aspiring Deathbringer miniature wielding a Bloodaxe and a Wrath-hammer.
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Image:Aspiring Deathbringer Back.jpg|Previous miniature from the back.
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Image:Exalted Deathbringer Ruinous Axe.jpg|An Exalted Deathbringer miniature wielding a Ruinous Axe and a Skullgouger.
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Image:Exalted Deathbringer Ruinous Axe Back.jpg|Previous miniature from the back.
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Image:Exalted Deathbringer with Axe and Shield.jpg|An Exalted Deathbringer miniature wielding a Bloodbite Axe and a Runemarked Shield.
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Image:Exalted Deathbringer with Axe and Shield Back.jpg|Previous miniature from the back.
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Image:Exalted Deathbringer 3.jpg|An Exalted Deathbringer miniature with an Impaling Spear.
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Image:Exalted Deathbringer 4.jpg|Previous miniature with an helmet.
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Image:Bloodsecrator.jpg|A Bloodsecrator miniature.
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Image:Bloodstoker.jpg|A Bloodstoker miniature.
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Image:Skullgrinder.jpg|A Skullgrinder miniature.
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Image:Skullgrinder_Back.jpg|A Skullgrinder miniature from the back.
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Image:Slaughterpriest.jpg|A Slaughterpriest miniature armed with a Bloodbathed Axe.
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Image:Slaughterpriest_Back.jpg|Previous miniature from the back.
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Image:Slaughterpriest_3.jpg|A Slaughterpriest with a Hackblade and a Wrath-Hammer.
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</gallery></center>
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==Sources==  
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* {{Endn|1}}: [[Battletome: Blades of Khorne (2017)]]
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** {{Endn|1a}}: The Chosen of Khorne, pg. 28-29
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* {{Endn|2}}: [[Battletome: Khorne Bloodbound (2015)]]
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** {{Endn|2a}}: pg. 39
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** {{Endn|2b}}: pg. 23-24
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* {{Endn|3}}: [[Warscrolls]]
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** {{Endn|3a}}: [http://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/aos-warscroll-exalteddeathbringer-en.pdf Exalted Deathbringer warscroll]
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** {{Endn|3b}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/aos-warscroll-aspiringdeathbringer-en.pdf Aspiring Deathbringer warscroll]
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** {{Endn|3c}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/aos-warscroll-skullgrinder-en.pdf Skullgrinder warscroll]
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** {{Endn|3d}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/aos-warscroll-slaughterpriest-en.pdf Slaughterpriest warscroll]
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** {{Endn|3e}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/aos-warscroll-slaughterpriest-hackblade-en.pdf Slaughterpriest with Hackblade and Wrath-Hammer warscroll]
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** {{Endn|3f}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/aos-warscroll-aspiringdeathbringer-goreaxe-en.pdf Aspiring Deathbringer with Goreaxe and Skullhammer warscroll]
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* {{Endn|4}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-AU/Warhammer?N=1764547698+2779910718&Nr=AND%28sku.siteId%3AAU_gw%2Cproduct.locale%3Aen_AU_gw%29&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord%5Bproduct.startDate+%3C%3D+1523003880000+and+product.endDate+%3E%3D+1523003880000%5D Games Workshop Webstore]
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** {{Endn|4a}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Age-Sigmar-Box-ENG Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Starter Set product description]
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** {{Endn|4b}}: [http://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Khorne-Bloodbound-Exalted-Deathbringer Exalted Deathbringer product description]
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** {{Endn|4c}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Khorne-Bloodbound-Aspiring-Deathbringer Aspiring Deathbringer product description]
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** {{Endn|4d}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Khorne-Bloodbound-Exalted-Deathbringer-Axe Exalted Deathbringer Axe and Shield product description]
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** {{Endn|4e}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Khorne-Bloodbound-Skullgrinder Skullgrinder product description]
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** {{Endn|4f}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Korghos-Khul-and-Bloodsecrator Korghos Khul and Bloodsecrator product description]
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** {{Endn|4g}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Khorne-Bloodbound-Slaughterpriest Slaughterpriest product description]
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** {{Endn|4h}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Slaughterpriest-with-Hackblade-and-Wrath-hammer Slaughterpriest with Hackblade and Wrath-Hammer product description]
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** {{Endn|4i}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Aspiring-Deathbringer-with-Goreaxe-and-Skullhammer Aspiring Deathbringer with Goreaxe and Skullhammer product description]
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* {{Endn|5}}: [http://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/What's-New-Today-from-the-White-Dwarf-Team/2015/08/12/Revel-in-the-carnage What's New Today: 2015/08/17]
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* {{Endn|6}}: [[Spear of Shadows]] by [[Josh Reynolds]]
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* {{Endn|7}}: [[The Unending Storm]] by [[Nick Kyme]]
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* {{Endn|8}}: [[The Prodigal]] by [[David Anandale]]
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* {{Endn|9}}: [[Gorechosen (Short Story)|Gorechosen]] by [[Andy Clark]]
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* {{Endn|10}}: [[The Eighth Victory]] by [[Graeme Lyon]]
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* {{Endn|11}}: [[White Dwarf Issue 75]], the Khorne Goretide, page 16-19
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* {{Endn|12}}: [[Neferata: Mortarch of Blood (novel)]] by [[David Annandale]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:22, 10 February 2019

Those who survive through the lifestyle of trial and combat that is a Bloodbound Warband, arise as Gorechosen, the lieutenants united around a Lord of Khorne. All of the Gorechosen aim at taking the control of a Bloodhound host, by slaying their Lord of Khorne. This is one of the most paradoxical aspect of Khorne's belligerent worshippers, serving as an elite guard for their Lord, but as soon as the occasion of a slaughter or an opportunity to slay the lord, the gorechosen will jump on it to ascend.[1a]

Aspiring Deathbringers

Aspiring Deathbringers are Deathbringers that aspire to become Exalted Deathbringers.[3b]

Some are gore-drenched fell champions scream praises to the Blood God and urge their fellow Bloodbound to destroy the foe in the name of Khorne. They wield Wrath-hammers and Bloodaxes into battle and have an insatiable thirst for glory.[3b][4c]

Other are the merciless hunters of the weak, striding through battlefields in search of hesitant or fearful foes that infuriates them so much. Once one is found they immediately smash them with their fury, leaving them to rot on the battlefield. These personifications of the Blood God's contempt for cowards are marked by the Khornate Skull Helm, a death's head mask that hide their twisted snarls, and the Goreaxe and Skullhammer they wield, designed to strike fear into their victims.[41][3f]

Exalted Deahbringers

Exalted Deathbringers are some of Khorne's mightiest Bloodbound followers, leading them into battle and second only to the Mighty Lords of Khorne. Most of Khorne's mortal followers die to his violent and destructive path, replaced with new devotees. Only those that survive the ordeal of endless war, using brute force and raw power, can become his Exalted Deathbringers.[4b][3a][5]

They are whirling torrents of rage, madness and bloodlust, killing, without hesitation or mercy, to reach ever higher panes of glory in the name of their god. Like other Khornate followers they wear little armor, showing off their scarred and mutated bodies to strike fear into their enemies. Their daemonic visage is reinforced by a pair of curved horns sprouting from their head, undoubtedly a show of favour from Khorne, which they can use as a weapon. Runes of Khorne are usually carved on their bodies or found on talismans they carry around.[4b][3a][5]

Some of them are armed with Ruinous Axes, a gigantic axe with a blade wider than a Ogor's torso, and Skullgougers, horrific bucklers designed to destroy weapons and disarm opponents and usually used to strike into the eye sockets like it's name suggests. Others wield Bloodbite axes and Runemarked Shields.[3a][5]

Bloodsecrators

Bloodsecrators are icon bearers of the Khorne Bloodbound and a conduit for the fury of Khorne.[4f]

Bloodstokers

Bloodstokers are champions of the Khorne Bloodbound that have mastered the use of others, encouraging and punishing them with lash and torture blade, to reap more skulls for Khorne.[2a]

Skullgrinders

Skullgrinders are hulking warrior-smiths who command awe even amongst the most lunatic of the Bloodbound. They wield sacrificial, burning anvils at the end of long brass chains and their arcing, swinging attacks can burst the heads of their opponents instantly, leaving nothing but a faint red mist and some shattered, splintered bone. Each skull dispatched in this way causes the the anvil to burn ever brighter.[4e]

Slaughterpriests

Slaughterpriests are the demagogues of the Khorne Bloodbound, the priests of the Blood God and beacons to his power. They command their fellow Khornates into battle following the visions sent by Khrone himself. Their prayers can boil the blood of their enemies in their veins and their booming chants can fill everything around them, enemy and foe, with a powerful berserker rage that forces them to completely disregard their sense of self-preservation for a suicidal battlelust. They gain their powers by drinking the blood of fallen foes, giving them stretched limbs and hardened bones.[3d][3e][4g][4h]

Some wield Bloodbathed Axes into battles while others arm themselves with a Wrath-Hammer and a Hackblade, with the hammer pulling in those that it doesn't kill so they can be decapitated by the blade. These priests are often mutated and carry many metallic restraints embedded in their flesh. Their scorn for sorcery, a trait shared with their blood god, gives them the ability to unbind spells and are able to call upon Bloodfuelled Prayers like Blood Boil and Blood Bind.[3d][3e][4g][4h]

Notable

Miniatures

Sources