Khaine (Old World)

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Khaine
KhaineOldWorld.jpg
Titles Lord of Murder
Bloody-Handed One
Status Active
Type Old World God
Domains Assassins
Relatives Morr (brother)
Verena (sister-in-law)
Myrmidia (niece)
Shallya (niece)
Affiliation Empire
Followers Humans
Symbols Black
Red
Scorpion
Wavy-Bladed Dagger


Khaine Lord of Murder is the patron god of assassins in the Old World. The younger brother and enemy of Morr, his worshippers are hunted down and persecuted but he is nevertheless a member of the local pantheon of the gods. [1a]

Beliefs

Khaine is the dread Lord of Murder. It is said that he is jealous of his elder brother Morr's rulership over the world of the dead and that he builds his own dark realm through the souls of those murdered and sacrificed in his name.

Cult of Khaine

Khaine is worshipped by assassins, footpads, and others who are devoted to death and murder. At least once a month, victims are snatched and ritually murdered and the body dumped. [1a]

His cult has no special holy days as any day is as good as any for murder.

History

Orignally brought to the Old World by the Elves, for whom he is not only the god of murder but the god of war. [1a]

Strictures

  • All death is sacred, but only murder is sacred to Khaine. [1a]
  • Murder is an act of devotion - do not rush it. [1a]
  • Murder is its own reward. [1a]
  • Do not let an opportunty to kill pass you by. [1a]
  • Murder by the hand of another is good, murder by your own hand is better. [1a]
  • Do not betray the cult, even in death. [1a]
  • Do not conceal the work of Khaine, even if is leads to your discovery. [1a]

Symbols

Khaine is portrayed as a fanged squatting being with four arms each holding a dagger. His sacred colours are black and red, which symbolise night, death and blood. His symbols are a scorpion and a wavy-bladed dagger. These symbols are displayed by his followers only in the most subtle manner, worked into the design of jewellery and the adornment of weapons. [1a]

See Also

Sources


  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (1st edition) p.205
The gods & goddesses of the Warhammer World
Chaos Great Powers Khorne - Nurgle - Slaanesh - Tzeentch
Lesser Powers Hashut - Horned Rat - Khakkekk - Kweethul Gristlegut - Malal - Mermedus - Necoho - Screaming God-Child - Zuvassin
Old World pantheon Major Khaine - Lady of the Lake - Lucan & Luccina - Manann - Morr - Myrmidia - Ranald - Rhya - Shallya - Sigmar - Stromfels - Taal - Ulric - Verena
Halfling Esmeralda - Gaffey - Groplotta - Hyacinth - Josias - Phineas - Quinsberry
Kislev Dazh - Kalita - Salyak - Tor - Ursun
Minor Aach - Ahalt - Ahltler - Albaulea - Altaver - Arvala - Artho - Azure Man - Beoforn - Borchbach - Bögenauer - Bylorak - Clio - Dark Helgis - Dehagli - Dyrath - Eldal - Father Raven - Forsagh - Gadd - Gargali - Gid - Gnistre - Gorol - Gunndred - Guvaur - Haendryk - Handrich - Haleth - Halétha - Hyssron - Ishnernos - Jack O' the Sea - Kakarol - Karnos - Karog - Katya - Kavarich - Khirreth - Koppalt - Ktharta - Loerk - Lupos - Manhavok - Margileo - Mercopio - Millavog - Mittlmund - Narlog - Narvorga - O Prospero - Oboroch - Olovald - Reik - Renbaeth - Rudric - Scripsisti - Seppel - Shaback - Shadow of Chill Hagh - Shadreth - Sheirrich - Shrowl - Skalor - Snow King - Söll - Solden - Stovarok - Styriss - Talos - Toar - Tahrveg - Ursash - Urvijak - Uutann - Vallich - Vylmar - Wendred - Wulfor
Elf Pantheon Adamnan-Na-Brionha - Amex - Kourdanrin - Liadriel - Meneloth - Morai-Heg - Salthite - Sarriel - Torothal
Cadai Asuryan - Hoeth - Isha - Kurnous - Lileath - Loec - Vaul
Cytharai Anath Raema - Atharti - Eldrazor - Ellinilli (Addaioth - Drakira - Ellinill - Estreuth - Hukon - Mathlann) - Ereth Khial - Hekarti - Khaine - Khirkith - Nethu
Ancestor Gods Gazul - Grungni - Grimnir - Morgrim - Skavor - Smednir - Thungni - Valaya
Nehekharan pantheon Asaph - Basth - Djaf - Geheb - Khsar - Neru - Pha'a - Phakth - Ptra - Qu'aph - Sakhmet - Shapesh - Sokth - Tahoth - Ualatp - Usekph - Usirian
Old One Caxuatn - Chotec - Conalxa - Huanchi - Inhamex - Itzl - Potec - Quatl - Querchi - Quetli - Quetzl - Rigg - Sotek - Tepok - Tlanxla - Tlazcotl - Tzcatli - Tzunki - Uxmac - Xapiti - Xholankha - Xhotl - Xokha - Yuxa
Other Amazon (Kalith - Shaekal) - Araby (Mordig) - Gnome (Evawn - Ringil - Mabyn) - Gods of Law (Alluminas - Arianka - Solkan) - Greenskin (Gork - Mork - Spider God) - Ind (Brahmir - Gilgadresh - She'ar Khawn) - Nippon (Orange Simca) - Ogre (Great Maw - Fire Mouth) - Pygmy (Beesbok - Brobat)