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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. 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. 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.
- 798.M41 — The Siege of Somonor[2a]
- 885.M41 — Baiting Black Templar Centurions into boarding a Tomb Ship, only to detonate it and kill every Space Marine on board.
- 897.M41 — Slaughtering the Sisters of Battle at Sanctuary 101.[2c]
- 910-911.M41 — The Siege of Hypnoth.[2c]
- 930.M41 — Defeating Black Templars High Marshal Helbrecht on the world of Schrodinger VII. The Stormlord spares Helbrecht and severs his hand, so he may forever live with the humiliation.[2c]
- 985.M41 — Imotekh is ambushed by Helbrecht and his Black Templars aboard his Tomb Ship Inevitable Conqueror and forced to flee.[2c]
- 988.M41 — Logan Grimnar of the Space Wolves defeats Imotekh on Vhaloth IV, though he was originally searching for Trazyn the Infinite in retaliation for his previous invasion of Midgardia.
- 1: Imotekh the Stormlord
- 2: Codex: Necrons (5th Edition)
- 3: Index Astartes: Centurions — Famous Battles of the Centurions
- 4: Clan Raukaan - A Codex: Space Marines Supplement — Saga of the Great Wolf
- 5: FFG Teaser for "Legions of Death", supplement for Conquest Card Game (last accessed 17 May 2016)
- 6: Codex: Necrons (8th Edition) pg.83
- 7: Codex: Necrons (9th Edition) pg.32
- 7a: pg.21