The Kanak Skull Takers are the regiments of the Imperial Guard raised from the volcano-wracked Feral World of Kanak, which is home to many fierce barbarian tribes. It is said that many of these tribes are closer to an Ogryn than a baseline human being in size and attitude. Their talent for slaughter quickly found its way into the Imperial Guard, where considerable tolerance for their feral tactics has been seen. Like many feral regiments, service in the Imperial Guard is intended to teach the savage Kanak Imperial ways, so that if they ever return to their homeworld, they will hopefully provide a civilising influence to the rest of the indigenous population. The Skull Takers are notable for utilising Ogryn as well as Rough Rider squadrons within their regimental formations.
- Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex), pg. 61
- Imperial Guard Collector's Guide, pg. 4