|This article is about the Dark Apostle, for the Imperial Confessor see Marduk (Imperial)|
Blessed with visions from the Chaos Gods, Marduk (along with his long-time rival Kol Badar) aided Jarulek in the conquering of the planet Tanakreg and the enslaving of the population into creating an immense Gehemehnet. After fending off the combined forces of both the Imperial Guard and the Adeptus Mechanicus, the unholy construct shattered the crust of the planet exposing a dormant Necron Monolith.
He accompanied Jarulek deep into the tomb to recover the Nexus Arrangement; a powerful artifact capable of creating Warp Storms able to isolate entire systems. Once at the centre of the tomb Jarulek tried to kill his apprentice to fulfill his own prophecy, but as the two fought, he himself was slain by the re-awakening Necron Lord. Marduk made his escape with the artifact and his master’s Accursed Crozius. Now in command of his own Word Bearers contingent, Marduk battles Tyranids and Dark Eldar in the search of the deadly artifact.
Weapons and Abilities
Marduk has proven to be highly favoured by the Gods of Chaos, and on multiple occasions has demonstrated the ability to summon daemons directly from the warp to aid him in battle, without requiring the extensive rituals of preparation and sacrifices usually needed for summoning's to occur. He is also armed with the Daemon weapon Borhg'ash; an archaic Chainsword which feeds on the blood of those it strikes.
- 1: Dark Disciple (Novel) by Anthony Reynolds, [Needs Citation], pgs. 245 and 373
- 2: Dark Creed (Novel)[Needs Citation]
- Dark Apostle (Novel) by Anthony Reynolds