Daemons of Khorne

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Daemons of Khorne are a faction of Chaos Daemons given form by Khorne. They are his deadly foot soldiers, entities whose existence is only to destroy and are a threat to all life.[1]

Nature

Daemons of Khorne are not living creatures but are projections of Khorne's infinite rage. They arise from the violent roil of Khorne’s Domain and are drawn into existence and given form by his unfettered will, they are fractured shards of his hateful essence, born of anger and consumed by barbaric impulses and empowered with a portion of Khorne’s martial prowess. Each daemon is given energy for the singular purpose of slaughter and lack compassion or mercy. To them to simply kill is not enough and must reduce their opponents to piles of rent flesh. Like all daemons they never tire and Khornate daemons gain in strength during the conflict, their insatiable bloodlust invigorated by the bloodshed on the field. Each daemon heeds the will of their creator but no commands are needed as slaughter is their sole purpose and their only obsession. They even fight amongst one another and at times entire legions will engage in battles against others of their kind. This is a common occurrence in the Realm of Chaos as the daemons vie for higher ranking. This is pleasing to Khorne and his champions often challenge each other in the blood pits that litter his domain to attain greater glory before him.[4a]

When slain, a daemon's fate will depend upon whether it was felled in the Realm of Chaos or in the Mortal Realms. They are functionally immortal, but their physical forms are not and after suffering enough damage the creature’s energy is returned to its maker. In the Realm of Chaos it is nearly instantaneous, but when slain in the Mortal Realms the daemon’s spirit travels a perilous journey that exposes them to the soul-predators of the Skull Lands. Eventually they appear before the Brass Citadel but the defeated are not allowed through the main gates and travel through the Gates of the Vanquished into which they enter after revealing their true names to the gatekeeper, as well as the circumstances of their defeat. Then they travel down the fiery nether-tunnels below the base of Khorne’s skull mountain. In the flames of Helbrass, a furnace fuelled by the Blood God’s boundless hate they must face blasting heat and spirit-battles and those that survive are gifted a new physical form and placed in a legion while others are agonisingly pulled apart, their names forever forgotten and their energies returned to Khorne.[4a]

Summoning

There are several known methods for Daemons to cross between the Realm of Chaos and reality. The most reliable method is through a corrupted Realmgate. and the most common method is by summoning . While other ruinous powers use sorcery his followers instead praise their god with murder, using gruesome and gore-soaked rituals to weaken the barrier enough for the Blood God’s daemons to claw and hack their way through and if they draw the eye of Khorne the intensity of his gaze will further enable his daemons to manifest themselves in reality. There are many rituals like the Heartseeker Tribe which eat the hearts of their foes while the Axeclan Tribe stack skulls to create crude icons of Khorne. If they deem the summoner worthy they will fight by their side and if not they will fall upon the mortals in a frenzy of violence. After entering the Mortal Realms they cannot return unless either Khorne summons them back, they find a corrupted Realmgate or they are slain.[4a]

Characters

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Krazkoth the Blackbladed Reaper Daemons of Khorne Herald of Khorne Bloodletter He leads the Eighth Cohort of the Legion of Exiles.
Skulltaker Daemons of Khorne Herald of Khorne Bloodletter He is a Herald of Khorne and the greatest of all the Bloodletters.
Blut'Rexx Daemons of Khorne Bloodthirster Bloodthirster He managed to hold a banner of one of the Knights-Vexillor of the True Sons of Sigmar after he slew one in Kolgotha.
Khar'zak'ghul Daemons of Khorne Bloodthirster Bloodthirster He tried to destroy the undead forces invading the Arch of Bones. He would have succeed if not for the timely arrival of the Stormcast Eternals that rescued the undead forces from certain doom.
Skarbrand Daemons of Khorne The Exiled Bloodthirster He was once the greatest of Khorne's champions but was cast down, mind stripped of all personality and thought and his body broken and tattered after he thought to challenge the Blood God himself. Now he is nothing more than a tortured shell filled with murderous hate, condemned to an eternity of indiscriminate slaugther.
Lord Skinskein Khorne Bloodbound Daemon Prince Daemon Prince Ruler of Ghorddro, one of the major regions of the Orb Infernia.
Karanak Daemons of Khorne Hound of Khorne Flesh Hound He is the greatest of the Flesh Hounds and the physical manifestation of Khorne's wrathful vengeance. This three-headed guard-beast prowls the throne room of the Brass Citadel.

Units

Image Unit Faction Grand
Alliance
Warscroll
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Bloodthrone Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Bloodcrusher Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Bloodletter Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Bloodmaster Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage Daemons of Khorne Chaos
Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury M01.jpg
Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
Flesh Hound M01.jpg
Flesh Hound Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Karanak Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
Skarbrand M01.jpg
Skarbrand Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Skull Cannon Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
Skullmaster M01.jpg
Skullmaster Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
Skulltaker M02.png
Skulltaker Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Slaugtherbrute of Khorne Daemons of Khorne Chaos Warscroll
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Wrath of Khorne Bloodthirster Daemons of Khorne Chaos

Sources

Grand Alliances and factions
Order Collegiate Arcane - Darkling Covens - Daughters of Khaine - Devoted of Sigmar - Dispossessed - Eldritch Council - Free Peoples - Fyreslayers - Idoneth Deepkin - Ironweld Arsenal - Kharadron Overlords - Lion Rangers - Order Draconis - Order Serpentis - Phoenix Temple - Scourge Privateers - Seraphon - Shadowblades - Stormcast Eternals - Swifthawk Agents - Sylvaneth - Wanderers
Chaos Brayherds - Chaos Gargants - Daemons of Chaos - Daemons of Khorne - Daemons of Nurgle - Daemons of Tzeentch - Everchosen - Hosts of Slaanesh - Khorne Bloodbound - Monsters of Chaos - Nurgle Rotbringers - Skaven Eshin - Skaven Masterclan - Skaven Moulder - Skaven Pestilens - Skaven Skryre - Skaven Verminus - Slaves to Darkness - Thunderscorn - Tzeentch Arcanites - Warherds
Beasts of Chaos - Blades of Khorne - Disciples of Tzeentch - Maggotkin of Nurgle - Skaventide
Legion of Azgorh - Tamurkhan's Horde
Destruction Aleguzzler Gargants - Beastclaw Raiders - Bonesplitterz - Firebellies - Gitmob Grots - Greenskinz - Gutbusters - Ironjawz - Maneaters - Moonclan Grots - Spiderfang Grots - Troggoths
Gloomspite Gitz
Death Beasts of the Grave - Deadwalkers - Deathlords - Deathmages - Deathrattle - Flesh-Eater Courts - Nighthaunt - Soulblight
Grand Host of Nagash - Legion of Blood - Legion of Grief - Legion of Night - Legion of Sacrament