Cult of the Bladed Cog
The slave revolt of the planet Feinminster Gamma eventually proved more powerful than the Mechanicus crusade that surged across its surface. The army of Tech-Priest Dominus Ovid Thrensiom had arrived in force seeking a rich harvest of bio-electricty from the planet’s living population. The atmosphere of oppression and paranoia that resulted was fertile ground for the spread of an underground religion. When a Purestrain Genestealer was unwittingly borne to the planet’s surface by the freighter Redspark, a widespread cult was soon to follow. The xenoform was seen as proof that there were other worlds beyond the clouds and that salvation could be found in its worship. Talks of "New Deliverance" turned into a full-fledged movement, which eventually became a revolution against Mechanicum rule. When Thrensiom was overthrown and slain, the broodkin of the Bladed Cog swapped one set of cruel masters for another, though the latter brotherhood are infinitely worse.
The Cult of the Bladed Cog has assimilated much of the technologies and capabilities of the Mechanicum, including infected Skitarii who have been converted into Nexos as well as large amounts of Servitors. The Cult seeks to blend alien and machine, producing bionic horrors. The Cult worships the Hive Mind as a deity known as the "Clawed Omnissiah", propagating that the Machine Cult is misleading with their mantra that the flesh is weak. Unlike the bionic-obsessive Mechanicum, the Bladed Cog welcomes organic and cybernetic alike and this has seen their ranks swell from the underclasses of Forge Worlds.
Recently, the Bladed Cog have completely taken over Feinminster Gamma and have used it as a staging platform for further expansion. They have declared a crusade against the oppression of the Adeptus Mechanicus and have invaded a string of Forge Worlds. The Iron Hands have come to the Mechanicum's defense on Ghoulwright.
- 1: Codex: Genestealer Cults (7th Edition) — Genestealer Cults of the Imperium
- 2: Codex: Genestealer Cults (8th Edition) - pg.25