The Flickering Blades are a Renegade warband of Chaos Noise Marines that broke away from their parent Traitor Legion, the Emperor's Children, and who are led by the infamous Noise Champion Volupus. Volupus, a son of Chemos, decided to go off on his own to form his own warband of Heretic Astartes. In battle these warriors stride into combat wielding lithe swords that sing songs of death with every swing. From out of their twisted armour stretch numerous writhing tongues, each mutant maw licking its lips in lewd anticipation of the blood-splattering of close combat.
The Flickering Blades' colours are not listed in current Imperial records, but like all servants of the Prince of Pleasure, they utilise garish, outlandish colours that are bright and stimulate the senses.
The Flickering Blades badge is not listed in current Imperial records.
- Index Chaotica - Noise Marines, pg. 9