|Ambiguous Term? This article is about the the sonic weapon. For other uses of Kakophoni, see Kakophoni (disambiguation).|
Kakophonies, also known as Cacophonies were strange and experimental psycho-sonic weaponry used by the Emperor's Children during the Horus Heresy. These were savagely powerful weapons produced from a fusion of Imperial and Xenos technology. They were able to unleash blasts of screaming discordant energy that can rupture flesh and incinerate metal, but their most terrifying ability was to open up the minds of those they touch to the horrors of the Warp. However, these weapons were also dangerously unpredictable in their early versions.
"Cacophonia" is latin. A word-by-word translation means "a sound like shitting", but it's really intended to be used as a metaphor and means "clumsy/bad sound".