Khorne Bloodbound

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Khorne Bloodbound or Khorne's Legions[4] are the warriors of the most powerful of the ruinous deities, Khorne, lord of rage, violence and bloodshed. They swarm across the Mortal Realms, enslaving or killing it's inhabitants in order to spill blood and claims skulls for their bloodthirsty patron.[1][2] Their lords are blessed with hideously violent mutations and gifted with weapons from Khorne's own forges.[3]

Overview

Unlike any other army where camaraderie leads the men to fight together, the Bloodhounds are not united by any other bond than Khorne's will. In fact all Bloodhounds hate each other and will never hesitate to back stab or to murder each other. A warrior of Khorne gains prestige through slaughter but only by slaying powerful enemies can the Aspiring Champions hope of gaining the Blood God's favour. When his killing and exploits become too noticeable, the warrior will be the target of others' ambition since he is now 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. Many Aspiring Champions challenges other rising warriors in the arenas.[15]

Origin

Bloodbound may originate from various sources, born into tribes of blood culture or seeing Khorne’s bloodlust as the precept by which great power and dominance over the Mortal Realms are achieved or even unwillingly devote themselves o Khorne after being overtaken by an insatiable love of bloodshed while seeking vengeance for murdered loved ones or engage in violence for some other just cause. In an age of constant war within just a few generations and without overt signs of Chaos corruption, a tribe can move from taking simple pride in the ability of its warriors to defend its lands, to lauding its military above all eventually becoming a brutal, savage culture in which might determines right and no quarter is asked for or given. Regardless of reason, a mortal who becomes a follower of Khorne has stepped onto the path of skulls and only has a future filled with carnage. It is an avenue to immortality that is crowded with hopefuls, but only the strongest and most selfish survive to the end. [17a]

Only the most dedicated of these Slaves to Darkness follow that path of brutality even further and undertake the eight archaic Trials of Khorne. The survivors of the trials are made Bloodbound, one of Khorne’s chosen warriors and are bestowed with daemonic gifts of strength and martial prowess, their veins quake with rage, and the iron smell of fresh blood becomes to them like the sweet scent of air to a drowning man. Those who are greatly blessed will find their fingers growing into claws, their mouth filling with rows of jagged fangs, or immense horns erupting from the sides of their skull. They must continue killing in his name until every last shred of their mortality is abandoned and are transformed into a monstrous Daemon Prince or meet a violent, bloody death. [17a]

Organisation

A Lord of Khorne command an entire Bloodbound Warhorde and under their banners are hordes of Bloodreavers, packs of hulking Skullreapers and droves of thundering Skullcrushers but even the most powerful lords rarely hold their followers together for more than a few campaigns. Directly beneath the Lord of Khorne are his Gorechosen, his eight mightiest and most favoured champions. They are the Lord of Khorne’s personal guard, and they are also the most likely to bury a serrated axe blade in the back of his skull, so he keeps them close at hand, where their seething ambitions can be observed. A Warhorde is typically divided into eight distinct groups. These are often given their own moniker or named after a notorious leader, such as the Skullhunters or Khallzhak’s Redblades. In smaller armies, these eight formations might each be a single pack, but in larger groups each of the eight is a battle force in its own right . So great is the fury manifested in such a gathering that, when they start reaping their gory tributes, the veil between realms begins to tear. [17b]

When gathered together and not in battle, groups of warriors may sing Arbaal's Lament - a hymn to uncompleted slaughter and skulls that will never be taken. [18a]

Warbands of Khorne

For more information see Bloodbound warband.

Khorne has many blood-blessed legions, both vast and numerous, that leave a destruction in their wake that's sickening to behold.[4] They do not fight for honour wealth or victory, they fight for bloodshed and the favour of their god.[10]

Allied Creatures

  • Khorgoraths:Former mortals whose bodies have been corrupted into hulking beasts with puny minds consumed by rage and destruction.[3]
  • Flesh Hounds: They are beasts capable of tearing a man in half with their fangs and ward off spells and conjurations. They are gifts to Khorne's most bloodthirsty vassals[2] and are usually chained to the armour of the Lords of Khorne.[1]
  • Juggernauts of Khorne: These daemon mounts of Khorne are ridden by Lords of Khorne and Mighty Skullcrushers into battle.[8c][8f]

Characters

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Balghor Khorne Bloodbound Daemon Prince Daemon Prince The leader of the Bloodbound warband known as the Iron Horde.
Valkia the Bloody Khorne Bloodbound Daemon Queen Daemon Prince A brutal, winged queen whose very presence inspires the followers of Khorne. For wherever she goes, the eye of Khorne follows.
Skalok Khorne Bloodbound Vorgaroth's mount Dragon This female dragon is the Skull Host of Khorne and the mount of the legendary warrior Vorgaroth.
Grizzlemaw Khorne Bloodbound Korghos Khul's Hound Flesh Hound A daemonic hound that protects Korghos Khul from magic and spells.
Riptooth Khorne Bloodbound Magore Redhand's Hound Flesh Hound A daemonic hound of that was gifted to Magore Redhand, that was stuck in Shadespire together with his warband the Magore's Fiends.
Ahazian Kel Khorne Bloodbound Deathbringer Human Deathbringer, Scion of the Ekran, Walker of the Eightfold Path, kinslayer and regicide.
Akhagor Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterpriest Human A Slaughterpriest with daemon-tainted blood and fangs.
Anhur Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human The Scarlet Lord. A follower of Khorne that is trying to open the Black Rift of Klaxus.
Blackjaw Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human A powerful champion in the Realm of Ghur who favoured artillery and pistols.
Drane Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterpriest Human An old Slaughterpriest in the tribe of Krev Deathstalker.
Dravek Daemonfist Khorne Bloodbound Exalted Deathbringer Human A member 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.
Garsa Khorne Bloodbound Skullgrinder Human Skullgrinder under the service of Krev Deathstalker.
Ghaar'eth Khorne Bloodbound Unknown Human Called Warson by his warband was the leader of the Bloodwrought. He wears a helmet of dark iron, whose nosepiece an eyes slits rose into a crown of twin horns, that looks like a snarling effigy of Khorne, matching the one on his face.
Gigante Khorne Bloodbound Unknown Human A Khornate champion named by the the kingdom of Barruscuna, after it assailed it's people many times during the Age of Chaos.
Graunos Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human A khornate lord that was once native to the city of Lykerna and later returned to destroy it.
Isengrim Khorne Bloodbound Warband Leader Human Isengrim of the Redreef, Khorneson, led a Bloodbound warband into Shadespire
Kaelgor Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human He lead a Bloodbound warband that was involved in a battle on the Fortress of Ember with Stormcast Eternals.
Kathag Khorne Bloodbound Exalted Deathbringer Human A gorechosen and once a leader of the warhorde of Lord Ruhok, he survived the attack on Nulahmia.
Khuldrak Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human He lead a Bloodbound warband to conquer the Beastgates from the Orruk Waaagh! that recently conquered it.
Korghos Khul Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human The crab-handed Mighty Lord of Khorne that rules over the bloodthirsty Goretide. His axe is a gift from Khorne for toppling Scorched Keep. A brass rune of Khorne on top of his armor is a sign of his favour.
Koroth Khorne Bloodbound Deathbringer Human Deathbringer under the service of Krev Deathstalker.
Korox Tyrantscorn Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human He once lead the Prophets of Blood until he was challenged and stuck down by one of his Exalted Deathbringers Dravek Daemonfist.
Krev Deathstalker Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human He fought silver armoured Stormcast Eternals and wielded an axe into battle.
Kurgoth Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human Was killed by Assassin in his own throneroom.
Lakshar Bloodspeaker Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterpriest Human He is Korghos Khul's favoured Slaughterpriest.
Rakhan the Red Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterpriest Human A visionary that planned the invasion of the fabled Skydomes of Djeb'dah that lasted for over a century, turning the domes into charnel slaughterhouses
Ruhok Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human He attacked the city of Nulahmia in the Age of Sigmar having destroyed many nations.
Scylla Anfingrimm Khorne Bloodbound Hound of Khorne Mutated Human A monster with enough strength to tear off a Dracoth in two. He can unbind sorcery due to his Brass Collar of Khorne radiating his god's eternal contempt for sorcerers.
Selkhara the Black Khorne Bloodbound Aspiring Deathbringer Human 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.
Skarku Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterpriest Human He has knife-sharp teeth and served the Bloodwrought under Ghaar'eth.
Skarr Bloodwrath Khorne Bloodbound Champion of Khorne Human A terrifying maelstrom of carnage, whipping madly his Bloodstorm Blades in battle. Should he fall he can rise again from a whirling pool of the blood of his victims.
Tarvak the Flayer Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human Scourge of the Plains, Butcher of the Iron Forest, he wass a khornate lord defeated by Marakarr Blood-Sky in the Time of Tribulations
The Beast Khorne Bloodbound Skullgrinder Human It is rumoured that it leads a thousand armoured berserkers that slaughtered the tribes of the Iron Plains.
Therekal Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterpriest Human He served the Graunos as they were attacking the city of Lykerna.
Threx Skullbrand Khorne Bloodbound Bloodsecrator Human Bloodsecrator of the Goretide that fought against Sigmar's first incursion in the Realm of Fire. He carries Khorne's Portal of Skulls into battle.
Ushkar Mir Khorne Bloodbound Deathbringer Human An Exalted Deathbringer of Khorne who heard the call of Archaon, faced many trials and tried to become a member of the Varanguard.
Vehk the Flayer Khorne Bloodbound Bloodstoker Human A cruel and sadistic Bloodstoker of the Goretide that takes great delight in torturing Skulrak.
Volundr of Hesphut Khorne Bloodbound Skullgrinder Human Skullgrinder of the Soulmaw.
Vorax Khorne Bloodbound Lord of Khorne Human Leader of the Brass Stampede that fought against the Rustgut Tribe in the Acidbite Dunes of Chamon.
Vorhak Khorne Bloodbound Aspiring Deathbringer Human He wanted to follow the call of Korghos Khul but was opposed by his rival the Slaughterpriest Akhagor.
Vorgaroth Khorne Bloodbound Legendary Warrior Human The Scarred is a legendary warrior that has made a path of destruction across the Mortal Realms atop his Khornate Dragon mount Skalok.
Vrak Brazenfist Khorne Bloodbound Exalted Deathbringer Human A Gorechosen of the Skullfiend tribe.
Skuldrak Khorne Bloodbound Khorgorath Khorgorath A Khorgorath of the Goretide, from which what remains of his original head is nothing more than a smouldering skull.

Units

Image Unit Faction Grand
Alliance
Warscroll
Aspiring Deathbringer M01.jpg
Aspiring Deathbringer Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll,
Warscroll (with Goreaxe and Skullhammer)
Blood Warrior M01.jpg
Blood Warrior Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Bloodreaver M01.jpg
Bloodreaver Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Bloodsecrator M01.jpg
Bloodsecrator Khorne Bloodbound Chaos
Bloodstoker M01.jpg
Bloodstoker Khorne Bloodbound Chaos
Exalted Deathbringer M04.jpg
Exalted Deathbringer Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll,
Warscroll (with Impaling Spear)
Garrek's Reavers M01.jpg
Garrek's Reavers Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Khorgorath M02.jpg
Khorgorath Khorne Bloodbound Chaos
Lord of Khorne M01.jpg
Korghos Khul Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Lord of Khorne on Juggernaut M01.jpg
Lord of Khorne on Juggernaut Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Magore's Fiends M01.jpg
Magore's Fiends Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Lord of Khorne M01.jpg
Mighty Lord of Khorne Khorne Bloodbound Chaos
Mighty Skullcrusher M01.jpg
Mighty Skullcrusher Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Riptooth M01.jpg
Riptooth Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Scyla M01.jpg
Scyla Anfingrimm Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Skarr M01.jpg
Skarr Bloodwrath Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Skullgrinder M01.jpg
Skullgrinder Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Skullreaper M01.jpg
Skullreaper Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Slaughterpriest M03.jpg
Slaughterpriest Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll,
Warscroll (with Hackblade and Wrath-Hammer)
Valkia M01.jpg
Valkia the Bloody Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll
Wrathmonger M01.jpg
Wrathmonger Khorne Bloodbound Chaos Warscroll


See Also

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 - Ossiarch Bonereapers - Soulblight
Grand Host of Nagash - Legion of Blood - Legion of Grief - Legion of Night - Legion of Sacrament