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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the Thousand Sons Sorcerer; for the Chaos Vizier, see Manat (Vizier).

When I look before the Rubric, I see myself blindly stumbling through war after war, my eye closed to the future and unaware of my own destiny. My mind was not ready, and I could not hope to understand the power which I now possess. To behold this past is like looking into a mirror that has been blackened by fire. The self I see is a dim reflection who believes falsely that he controls his own fate. But when I move to wipe away the soot, my reflection moves his hand also. He is and always was a puppet, and I am now the puppeteer. It was by my own hand that I was guided to my current greatness, and from the future I can hear an even greater self whispering to me now. His words are not yet known to me, but I can already feel the heat of the glorious infernos which I will one day ignite in my own name.
- Manat.

Manat is a Thousand Sons Exalted Sorcerer of the Cult of Time, who commands a Space Hulk as his personal vessel.[1a]

When his Space Hulk appeared in the western fringe of the Segmentum Solar in M41, it was boarded by the Imperial Fists Chapter's Anvil of Dorn strike force. Led by Captain Dantarian, the strike force made their way through the Space Hulk's mutating corridors and Manat dies at the Captain's hands. However the Sorcerer's death causes a crack of aetheric power and Dantarian's strike force find themselves back on their Strike Cruiser, preparing to board Manat's Space Hulk as though for the first time. Only an unquiet flicker buried deep within each Imperial Fists' psyche suggests they have done this before, and none can determine why they seem to have sustained so many casualties before even engaging the enemy. Nonetheless the strike force boards Manat's Space Hulk again and then proceed to battle Sorcerer seven more times. Each attempt ends the same way though, as Manat's death always transports the Imperial Fists back to the moment before they boarded the Sorcerer's Space Hulk. The strike force suffers losses on each attempt and on the ninth boarding attack, only Captain Dantarian remains to confront the Sorcerer to be killed by a laughing Manat.[1a]

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