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"Order. Unity. Obedience. We taught the galaxy these things long ago, and we will do so again."[5]

Imotekh the Stormlord[7]

Imotekh the Stormlord is a Necron Overlord who holds the title of Phaeron of the powerful Sautekh Dynasty and commands over eighty Necron Tomb Worlds.[1]


While in stasis during the Great Sleep, the Sautekh Dynasty's slumbering Phaeron had succumb to the ravages of the eons. With no successor agreed upon, members of his royal court engaged in a civil war for the throne and Mandragora erupted into chaos. One of pretenders awoke the renowned Nemesor[7a] Imotekh in search of victory. However instead of winning the throne for him, Imotekh promptly became enraged at the anarchy around him.[7] He marshalled his own army and destroyed the pretenders, claiming the throne of Mandragora for himself. He has since forbade any infighting within his realm, considering it a waste of time and resources. Since 781.M41[2b] he has ruled the Sautekh Dynasty, the most powerful of all the Necron Dynasties, with an iron fist and seeks to conquer the galaxy.[2d]

Imotekh is known to be a great strategist, perhaps the most accomplished in the galaxy, and is said to have never been defeated in battle. His campaigns are known to encompass not only single worlds, but entire star systems and whole sectors of space. His impeccable strategies follow logical patterns, indeed, only races that abandon all sense of logic having any hope of defeating him. Amongst the few races capable of such a feat are the Orks, who remain a constant thorn in the side of Imotekh. The Stormlord is known to have immense armies at his disposal and is known to requisition thousands of Necron Warriors for his war campaigns.[1] While an unparalleled strategist with built-in ability to analyze any situation and predict the actions of any logical foe, Imotekh's one weakness is that he will often seek out the enemy commander and engage them in an honor duel as tradition dictates. However these duels do not often end in death, for Imotekh has a habit of letting these defeated foes go with their lives in order to remember his greatness[7a].

In battle, Imotekh is known to use terror as a weapon against his foes, recognizing its effectiveness against the lesser races. He leads his armies from the forefront and personally challenges high-ranking foes in duels of honourable combat. His undefeated reign has marked one critical weakness of the Stormlord, which is he never kills his defeated foe but leaves them wounded but alive in order for them to suffer from the humiliation of defeat.[1]

Imotekh has grown resentful of the returned Silent King Szarekh, for he sees himself as the great unifier of the Necron race and does not wish to be eclipsed by any other in this role.[7a]


Imotekh wields a unique Staff of Light known as the Staff of the Destroyer as well as a Gauntlet of Fire.[6] He can also unleash Bloodswarm Nanoscarabs upon his foes.[7]

Notable Actions


  • Imotekh Miniature (2011)[1]
  • Imotekh Miniature (2023)


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