An'ggrath the Unbound, the Guardian of the Throne of Skulls, Most Favoured of Khorne, Lord of Bloodthirsters and the Deathbringer is one of the mightiest Bloodthirsters yet summoned from the warp, and Khorne's most favoured servant. His name is only whispered among the Inquisitors of the Ordo Malleus and the ranks of the Grey Knights, for it invokes dread in even the greatest of the Emperor's heroes.
An'ggrath is one of the eight most powerful Exalted Bloodthirsters. After the treachery of his once-favoured champion Skarbrand, Khorne created An'ggrath to be the ultimate expression of war and destruction.
Although greater than Skarbrand in almost every respect, the two daemons do have a furious rivalry and hatred of one another. But Khorne has decreed that the old and the new champions will never face each other in combat, as the sheer volume of bloody tributes that they both inflict in his name are far too valuable to lose.
Shortly before the Horus Heresy, An'ggrath was encountered in the Eye of Terror by Lorgar, Primarch of the Word Bearers. To prove his dedication to Chaos, Lorgar defeated An'ggrath in single combat.
In the past 10,000 years, An'ggrath has only been summoned forth from the warp on two occasions. Those that attempt to summon him must have first pleased Khorne with their devotion and slaughter. Few would dare attempt it. Those that do attempt to summon An'ggrath risk Khorne's displeasure and wrath. Both successful summonings have resulted in terrible destruction to the Imperium. Worlds have fallen beneath An'ggrath's cloven hooves before the Grey Knights were able to stop his rampage.[Needs Citation]
The second and most recent summoning of An'ggrath was the result of a coalition of daemomancers during the latter stages of the Siege of Vraks. While Lord Zhufor of the Skulltakers warband had been blessed by Khorne with the true name of the daemon he did not have the resources to summon An'ggrath; thus he entered into alliance with the daemomancers of The Sanctified in order to summon the greater daemon.
Though An'ggrath was eventually summoned at the height of the Vraks campaign, he was defeated by a force of Grey Knights led by Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex who banished him in personal combat with the artifact-sword Arias.
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