The Children of Torment are a special formation of Chaos Space Marines found within the Black Legion who are wholly dedicated to the service of Slaanesh. Hundreds of followers of the Prince of Pleasure have sworn their allegiance to Abaddon the Despoiler and joined the ranks of the Black Legion. Under the guidance of warlords such as Devram Korda, they are comprised of multiple powerful warbands which comprise this hedonistic collective. These devotees of the Prince of Chaos bow to Abaddon, for he grants them unending opportunities to wallow in the pleasure provided by the anguish of his mortal victims, and feed upon their gushing lifeblood. Even though they are fellow devotees of Slaanesh, the Children of Torment are despised by members of the Emperor's Children Traitor Legion, who see them as traitors to the Daemon Primarch Fulgrim and lapdogs of a lesser Warmaster.
- Black Legion: A Codex Chaos Space Marine Supplement (6th Edition) (Digital Edition), pp. 55-63
- Codex Heretic Astartes - Chaos Space Marines (8th Edition), pg. 19