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A Khenetai Blade Cabal

The Khenetai Occult were a mystical sect within the Thousand Sons Legion during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras of the late 30th and early 31st Millennium. Whereas other Thousand Sons sought to master a specific psychic discipline, the Khenetai were true warrior-monks who sought to master the art of fighting with a blade.

As members of the Order of the Jackal, the Khenetai Occult were the designated defenders of the five Prosperine Cults as well as the guardians of their reliquaries and sacred sanctums. Bound together by oath and ritually-forged psychic bonds, each of the elite were all initiates of the Cults' inner secrets and adepts in their psychic techniques, philosophies and arts.

The foremost warriors of the Khenetai formed cabals of "Blades," led by deadly "Blademasters." They were sublimely skilled warriors who had honed their psychic powers to be at one with their sword mastery. Their dual Force Swords were shaped from single sheets of psycho-crystal infused Ceramite and gilt, with sigils said to correspond to the wielder's secret names and the great deeds they had performed.

In battle they wore armour forged and shaped by the Legion's blind artificers using fire and the force of their minds alone, and fought with a unified precision that made them seem a single warrior manifested many times, rather than a group of individual fighters.

Unit CompositionEdit

  • 4-9 Khenetai Occult Blade Cabal (per squad)
  • 1 Khenetai Blademaster (Sergeant)


Optional Wargear (Khenetai Blades)Edit

1 out of every 5 Khenetai Occult may replace his Bolt Pistol with one of the following:

Optional Wargear (Khenetai Blademaster)Edit

Source Edit

  • The Horus Heresy - Book Seven: Inferno (Forge World Series) by Alan Bligh, pg. 215