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Necron Cryptothralls[1]

Cryptothralls are long-limbed Necron constructs.[1]


Cryptothralls are all that remains of Necrons badly damaged in battle. While salvaged by their Cryptek masters, their higher cognitive functions are minimal due to the damage they've sustained. Cryptothralls are created when a Cryptek places a parasitic Canoptek construct onto the body of such a heavily damaged Necron, reanimating it and remaking their bodies. While most Necron nobility do not believe any of the former warrior survives within the body, the dark truth is a remnant remains within to silently scream at what they have become.[3]

Used as slaves and bodyguards by Crypteks, Cryptothralls are not truly sentient beings and are instead enslaved to their masters will. They are engrammatically compelled to protect their masters with their Living Metal bodies and fierce short-range weaponry which consists of scything limbs and scouring eyes.[2]

Known Cryptothralls


Necron Forces
Command Phaeron (SzarekhImotekh the Stormlord) • Overlord (Anrakyr the TravelerTrazyn the InfiniteNemesor Zahndrekh) • Lord (Vargard ObyronLokhust LordFlayer KingSkorpekh Lord) • Royal Warden
Crypteks Chronomancer (Orikan the Diviner) • PlasmancerPsychomancerTechnomancer (Illuminor Szeras) • Apprentek
Infantry WarriorsImmortals (DespotekGuardian) • PariahsDeathmarksLychguardsTriarch PraetoriansFlayed OnesCryptothrall
Destroyer Cult Hexmark DestroyerLokhust DestroyerLokhust Heavy DestroyerOphydian DestroyerSkorpekh Destroyer
Grav-vehicles and Crewed Walkers Annihilation BargeCatacomb Command BargeDoomsday ArkGhost ArkTesseract ArkTomb BladeMonolith (Doomsday Monolith) • MegalithObeliskTesseract VaultDias of Dominion and Triarchal MenhirsTriarch Stalker
Canoptek Constructs AcanthriteDoomstalkerPlasmacyte (ReanimatorAccelerator) • ReanimatorScarabSeraptekSpyderTomb SentinelTomb StalkerWraith
Aircraft Doom ScytheNight ScytheNight Shroud
Structures PylonSentry PylonStarstele
Titan-Class Engines AbattoirÆonic Orb
C'tan C'tan ShardsAza'gorod, the NightbringerMag'ladroth, the Void DragonMephet'ran, the DeceiverNyadra'zatha, the Burning One (Dias of Dominion) • Tesseract Vault