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2drones.gif This article is about the Dark Mechanicum, for the Novel by Ben Counter see Dark Adeptus (Novel)
A Tech-Priest of the Dark Mechanicum.[4b]

The Dark Mechanicum was a sect of the Adeptus Mechanicus who pledged loyalty to Warmaster Horus at the end of the Great Crusade.

In the 41st Millennium, the Dark Mechanicum are the servants of Chaos, serving as a dark "mirror" to their counterparts within the Imperium.


Horus gained the loyalty of a sect within the Mechanicum after promising them STC technology gained from the worlds of the Auretian Technocracy. In addition, Horus's emissaries and spies told the Tech-Priests that the Emperor planned to steal the secrets and technology of the Martian Mechanicum and even eventually enslave the Tech-Priests. Lastly, Horus used the ideological schism within the Mechanicum, between those who believed the Emperor was the earthly representation of the Omnissiah, and those who still thought such a figure was entombed on Mars, suggesting it was the Emperor himself who had presented himself as their god in a scheme to make him their servents.[4b]

Having won over many of the Mechanicum's Priests, Horus encouraged his new allies to dabble in previously forbidden technologies, gradually enticing them to the powers of Chaos.[4b]

In the resulting Schism of Mars, the Dark Mechanicum led by Fabricator-General Kelbor-Hal supported the Warmaster during the start of the Horus Heresy and were present on Istvaan V where they used dark and forbidden knowledge against the Loyalist forces.[1] With the defeat of traitor forces after the Battle of Terra and the subsequent Great Scouring, the Dark Mechanicum fled into the Eye of Terror with their Chaos Space Marine allies.

In the 41st Millennium, the Dark Mechanicum are still active, utilizing massive, daemonically corrupted Titan war machines of the Traitor Titan Legions against the Imperium and producing infernal weapons and Daemon Engines from the world of Xana II.[3]

Dark Mechanicum Techpriest[4a]

Notable Members

Notable Worlds of the Dark Mechanicum

See Also