Kania Dhanda is the Speaker for the Chartist Captains and served as one of the High Lords of Terra, during the Thirteenth Black Crusade. Kania was one of the High Lords which supported Chancellor of the Imperial Council Lev Tieron's attempt to push through a Dissolution act that would free the Adeptus Custodes from their vows on Terra.[1a]
Kania Dhanda was one of the three High Lords that collaborated with Lord Inquisitor Adamara Rassilo's and Master of the Astronomican Leops Franck's cabal to smuggle a Dark Eldar Haemonculus onto Terra in order to repair the failing Golden Throne. However when the creature escaped and began to run amok of Terra, Dhanda panicked and withdrew from the plan. She was later removed from the Senatorum Imperialis and replaced by Lord Commander Militant Mar Av Ashariel, during Lord Commander Guilliman's reforms to the Imperium. This was due to the Lord Commander having decided that, in the wake of the Great Rift, the Senatorum needed to be orientated more closely towards military, rather than civilian matters. However while she was no longer a High Lord, Dhanda retained her position as Speaker and retreated to the Nexus Axiomatic to rebuild the Imperium's shattered trade routes.
- 1: Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion (Novel), Tieron Chapter 2
- 2: Vaults of Terra: The Hollow Mountain (Novel) - Chapter 23
- 3: Watchers of the Throne: The Regent's Shadow Chapter 4