Unleashing the World Eaters: A Dark Tale of Chaos
The World Eaters, originally known as the War Hounds, were once a noble chapter of the Space Marines. But fate had other plans for them, and they would become one of the most feared Traitor Legions, dwelling in the Eye of Terror. Let’s delve into their dark transformation.
The Fall from Grace
Originally, the War Hounds were among the first twenty Space Marine Legions, dedicated to defending the Emperor of Mankind. However, the temptation of Chaos, led by Warmaster Horus, enticed them to betray their allegiance.
Their Primarch, Angron, played a pivotal role in this descent into chaos. Angron’s early life was filled with brutal violence, driven by a cybernetic implant called the Butcher’s Nails. He rose from slavery, rallying fellow gladiators to break free, unleashing chaos on their oppressors.
When the Emperor intervened to save Angron, the Primarch rejected his offer, preferring to die alongside his comrades. Angron’s bitterness towards the Emperor fueled his transformation into a formidable servant of Khorne.
Blood for the Blood God
The World Eaters now serve Khorne, the Chaos God of war and bloodshed. They live only to spill blood in his name, their humanity stripped away. Angron, their Primarch, was one of the first to join Horus in the Horus Heresy.
Today, the Legion is no longer united but operates in separate warbands, spreading death and terror across the galaxy in the name of the Blood God.
The Curse of the Butcher's Nails
Angron’s influence extended to the implantation of the Butcher’s Nails in his warriors. These devices granted immense speed, aggression, and strength. However, they also unleashed uncontrollable bloodlust.
This aggression, once unleashed, proved nearly impossible to temper, resulting in atrocities such as the Ghenna massacre. Despite censure from the Emperor, Angron persisted in implanting his warriors.
The Horus Heresy and Beyond
During the Horus Heresy, the World Eaters were at the forefront of the bloodshed, relentlessly assaulting the Imperial Palace. They became frothing berserkers, wholly consumed by Khorne’s will.
In the aftermath of the Heresy, the World Eaters descended even deeper into bloodlust and chaos. They roamed the shattered Imperium before plunging into the Eye of Terror. There, they fractured into countless smaller warbands, indulging their insatiable thirst for violence.
The World Eaters’ story is one of tragic transformation, from noble protectors of humanity to ruthless servants of Khorne, a chilling reminder of the seductive and destructive power of Chaos.
Explore more about the World Eaters and their dark journey into Chaos, as they continue to roam the galaxy in search of war, blood, and skulls.
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