A shadowy order with little information on it available, the Ephoroi specialize in covert operations, counter-intelligence, assassination, and infiltration. It is thought that at the time of the Great Crusade the Officio Assassinorum fell under the purview of the Ephoroi.
In addition to its standard roles the Ephoroi are also used to test the defenses of the overall Legio Custodes in simulated attacks.
The Ephors were military leaders and advisers to the Kings of Sparta.
- 1: The Horus Heresy Book Seven pg. 116–119
- 2: Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion (Novel), Valerian Chapter 1
|Adeptus Custodes Forces|
|Commanders||Captain-General • Custodian Tribunate • Shield-Captain|
|Elites||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 • Orion • Ares • Aquila Lander • Talion • Equinox Interceptor • Zenith|