|Swords of Khargoth|
Black and Red
The Swords of Khargoth are a warband of Chaos Space Marines who were formerly Loyalist Astartes of the Swords of Praesium Chapter and who turned to Chaos after being trapped on the world of Acropolis Vega within a Warp Storm for 70 Terran years.
Sometime during the 41st Millennium the Forces of Chaos attacked the Imperial world of Acropolis Vega. Two companies from the Swords of Praesium Space Marine Chapter were sent in response to aid the beleaguered planet. Shortly after making planetfall, a Warp Storm of great magnitude engulfed the entire star system, effectively cutting off the Loyalist Astartes from the rest of the galaxy for nearly seven standard decades. Records of what transpired on Acropolis Vega during this period of time were lost. It is not known how long the two companies of Swords of Praesium Astartes fought against the minions of Chaos within the Warp, but eventually they succumbed to the dark allure of power offered by the Dark Gods. Isolated and outnumbered, the Loyalist forces were evidently overwhelmed by the Forces of Chaos, for when they finally emerged from the star system after the Warp Storm dissipated, several squads had sworn their fealty to Chaos in return for their survival. When an Imperial reclamation fleet came to investigate whether the lost Imperial planet could be restored to the light of the Emperor of Mankind, it was the newly-anointed Swords of Khargoth Chaos Space Marines who led the initial assault upon their former allies. Despite the success of the Imperium in retaking Acropolis Vega, it was a pyrrhic victory at best, as the Swords of Khargoth had escaped the Emperor's wrath. Since then, the Swords of Khargoth have become known as bloody reavers of Imperial commerce across that sector of Imperial space -- exalting in the mayhem and bloody slaughter of small outposts and the boarding actions of Imperial vessels.
The Swords of Khargoth wear black coloured Power Armour with red trim and red, lava-like imagery on the leg plates of their armour.
The Swords of Khargoth's badge is that of a horned-skull. They are also known to wear the usual blasphemous iconography and fetishes associated with the worship of Chaos.
Notable Swords of KhargothEdit
- Khargoth - Khargoth was a Captain of the Swords of Praesium Space Marines who served as the Force Commander for the 2 companies of Astartes sent on the original mission to Acropolis Vega. He is now the Chaos Champion who leads the Swords of Khargoth warband.
- Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition), pg. 24