He was of the Athanaeans and a student of ancient swordsmanship techniques and of such great skill, that none of the Thousand Sons' Corvidae were able to see visions of his eventual defeat. Sanakht survived the razing of Prospero and fashioned a tower for himself on the Planet of Sorcerers.
After Fulgrim's ascension on Iydris, Lucius heard of Sanakht's peerless skill from Hathor Maat, and made to challenge him on the Planet of Sorcerers. Sanakht, welcoming the challenge yet offering advice to Lucius, was eventually defeated by Lucius. Before Lucius could deal the killing blow, however, Sanakht was saved by a psychic barrier cast by Ahzek Ahriman. Ahriman commented that while Sanakht would not have saved himself via sorcery, his own need for Sanakht meant that he had no such qualms.
- 1: Lucius: The Eternal Blademaster (Audio Drama)
- 2: Ahriman: The Dead Oracle (Short Story) by John French