Blade Champions are afforded one of the greatest honours amongst the Custodes. After achieving many great deeds, their many names are etched within the Tome Eternal, which sits in the Emperor's own Throne Room. Sitting below Shield-Captains in rank and serve as the second-in-command in Shield Companies, they act as leaders of smaller Adeptus Custodes forces. In battle Blade Champions act as hunters of the highest caliber, seeking out and slaying key enemy commanders and champions in duels. Blade Champions often accrue unofficial bands of companions from within the Custodes and Sisters of Silence, leading them into battle.
When not in battle, the Blade Champions practice the Custodes' Martial Ka'tah in the Imperial Palace's Colosseia Auris. Some of these fighting styles are only specifically used by the Champions' order.
Known Blade Champion Ka'tah Fighting Styles
- Behemor - Its clinical strikes, prevent even the toughest hide or armored hull to withstand the Champions' blows.
- Hurricanis - It lets the Champions carve their way through enemy ranks in a blur of blade and blood.
- Victus - Its execution techniques have been used by Champions to claim the lives of countless tyrants and warlords.
Known Blade Champions
- Aristothes Carvellan
- Hayani Rimush
- Kambyses Gandash
- Nabonideion Seleukis
- Sabium Karindas
- 1: Warhammer Twitch page: Warhammer Preview Online: Warhammer Day (Posted on 30/10/2021) (Last accessed on 30 October 2021)
- 2: Warhammer Community: How do you Prove Yourself as the BEST of the Best of the Best? Become a Blade Champion! (Posted on 09/12/2021) (Last accessed on 9 December 2021)
- 3: Shadow Throne Rulebook, pg. 4
- 4: Codex: Adeptus Custodes (9th Edition), pg. 81
|Adeptus Custodes Forces|
|Commanders||Captain-General • Custodian Tribunate • Captain-Commander • Shield-Captain|
|Elites||Blade Champion • Hetaeron Guard • Aquilon Terminator • Ephoroi • Allarus Custodian • Custodian Warden • Vexilus Praetor • Apothecary|
|Troops||Custodian Guard • Sentinel Guard • Sagittarum Guard|
|Fast Attack||Agamatus Jetbike Squadron • Vertus Praetor • Venetari|
|Dreadnoughts||Contemptor • Contemptor-Galatus • Contemptor-Achillus • Telemon|
|Vehicles||Coronus • Caladius • Pallas • Venerable Land Raider • Rhino • Grav-Rhino • Grav-Raider • Grav-Spartan|
|Aircraft||Stormbird • Storm Eagle • Orion • Ares • Aquila Lander • Talion • Equinox Interceptor • Zenith|