Talon of Horus
|This article is about the Weapon, for the novel by Aaron Dembski-Bowden see Abaddon: The Talon of Horus (Novel)|
The Talon of Horus is a large Lightning Claw, fitted with an early custom-built Storm Bolter that is wielded by Abaddon the Despoiler. It was originally built by the Dark Mechanicum for Warmaster Horus shortly before the start of the Horus Heresy, but was taken up by Abaddon after his master's death and the reclamation of Horus' body from the hands of the Emperor's Children.
The weapon takes the form of a large silver lighting claw with thumb blade and integral storm bolter that runs from the wrist to knuckles of the gauntlet. The ancient bolter fires to the same effect as a modern storm bolter. Two belts of ammunition are fed into the weapon from the right side and howling faces of daemons cover the casing ejectors.
It is assumed that the claw, used in conjunction with the daemon sword Drach'nyen, covers Abaddon's ranged abilities and confers the same benefits as a standard lightning claw.
- 1: Warlords of the Dark Millennium: Abaddon the Despoiler (Background Book), [Needs Citation]
- 2: Talon of Horus (Novel), [Needs Citation]