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Hive lords are a Tyranid unit mentioned in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. Hive Tyrants are described here as ruler and primogenitor of the whole Hive Fleet, immensely psychic, huge, bloated with eggs and virtually immobile. Similar to descriptions of the Norn-Queen of more recent publications. Therefore day-to-day affairs of the hive were conducted by a sub-strata of Hive lords. Hive lords functioned as army and unit leaders, ship commanders etc.1