Bell of Lost Souls
The Bell of Lost Souls is sounded when a great hero of the Imperium dies or a Grey Knight falls in battle. It is located on Terra at the peak of the Tower of Heroes. It is ancient, like most of the equipment on Terra, and as big as a building. It is also covered in runes and its sound is said to be like the scream of an anguished god that lasts for a long time and reaches the ears of millions of the inhabitants of Terra.
When rung, servents that maintain the bell must be sealed in reinforced shelters in order to prevent ruptured eardrums, followed by death from lung bursting and embolism.
- 1: Codex Imperialis (Background Book), [Needs Citation]
- 2: Index Astartes II, "The Cursed Founding"
- 3: White Dwarf 99 (UK), "Index Astartes: Legion of the Damned"
- 4: The Emperor's Gift (Novel), Chapter Ten, pg. 313