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Kytans are adamantine and brass Khorne Daemon Engines that are infused with malevolent warp entities of bloodlust and hatred.[1]

Description

As tall and powerful as a Cerastus Knight, Kytans are intended to be able to challenge the martial prowess of the Questoris Familias[1]. In appearance, their upper torsos echo the design of the feared Lord of Skulls Daemon Engine, while the Kytans' powerful lower limbs give them both height and speed[2]. This allows them to charge at frightening speed and Kytans will unleash fire from their arm mounted Kytan Gatling Cannons as they rush towards battle[1]. Their true weapon of choice, though, are the Great Cleavers of Khorne which the Daemon Engines wield with deadly effect. When attacked, Kytans are warded by daemonic rites and the powers of the Warp to resist damage inflicted upon them, by those few lucky enough or skilled enough to survive their initial assault.[2]

They are forged by the most malign Warpsmiths and Dark Magos as an act of their devotion to the supreme lord of blood and battles, Kytan Daemon Engines stride across the battlefields of the 41st Millennium eviscerating all who dare oppose them until their hides of brass and blackened iron are bathed in blood and hung with gore. Their thirst for battle is rarely quenched, and they will continue to slaughter foe after foe until the battlefield is slick with blood and little is left alive.[2]

History

The Kytans were first reportedly encountered by the Imperium in the Horus Heresy during the Battle of Bodt fighting alongside the World Eaters. As knowledge of Daemon Engines were not as well known at that time, it was assumed at first that the Kytans were creations of the Traitor Legion's Sarum Dark Mechanicum allies. During the Heresy, they were armed with Kytan Gatling Cannons and Cleavers of Slaughter. With these colossal axes, the Daemon Engines were able to eviscerate anyone or anything that was in reach of them.[1]

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Chaos Space Marine Forces
Command Chaos LordExalted ChampionSorcerer LordDaemon PrinceDark Commune (Cult DemagogueMindwitchIconrachBlessed Blades)
Specialists Sorcerer (Balefire Acolyte) • WarpsmithDark ApostleMaster of PossessionMaster of ExecutionLord DiscordantWarsmithApothecaryInfernus Abomination
Troops Chaos Space MarinesHavocsChosenChaos TerminatorsPossessed (Greater PossessedAnointed) • Khorne BerzerkersPlague MarinesNoise MarinesRubric MarinesObliterators (Mutilators) • Dark DiscipleShrivetalonButcherCultists (Accursed MutantTorments) • Chaos SpawnFallen
Fast Attack BikersRaptorsWarp Talons
Chaos Dreadnoughts HelbruteFerrum Infernus DreadnoughtContemptor DreadnoughtSonic DreadnoughtBerserker DreadnoughtHellforged Leviathan DreadnoughtDeredeo Dreadnought
Vehicles & Daemon Engines RhinoPredatorInfernal Relic PredatorVindicatorLand RaiderLand Raider ProteusLand Raider AchillesLand Raider Hades DiabolusRelic SicaranSicaran VenatorMaulerfiendForgefiendDefilerBrass ScorpionBlood SlaughtererDecimatorBlight DroneKytanPlague HulkVenomcrawlerWhirlwind Scorpius
Heavy Vehicles SpartanFellbladeTyphonCerberusFalchionMastodonLord of SkullsDeath WheelPlaguereaperPlague Centurion
Aircraft HeldrakeStormbirdThunderhawkStorm EagleFire RaptorHell BladeHell TalonHarbingerDreadclawKharybdis
Summoned Greater DaemonsLesser DaemonsDaemonic Beasts
Special Characters Abaddon the DespoilerKharn the BetrayerTyphusAhrimanHuron BlackheartFabius BileCypherHaarken Worldclaimer



Daemon Engines
Chaos Undivided/Unaligned
Khorne Blood ReaperBlood SlaughtererBlood ThroneBrass ScorpionCauldron of BloodDeath DealerDoom BlasterKytanLord of BattlesLord of SkullsTower of SkullsSkull Cannon
Nurgle Blight DroneContagionFoetid Bloat-DronePlagueburst CrawlerMyphitic Blight-HaulerPlague CenturionPlague HulkPlague Tower
Tzeentch Doom WingFire LordSilver Tower
Slaanesh Subjugator