While the C'tan might have provided the knowledge for the biotransference, it was Szeras who made it a reality millions of years ago. Even then, he saw it as the first step on the path to ultimate evolution.
Szeras constantly labors to unravel the mysteries of life, for he fears that he would be a poor god without the secrets of life at his fingertips. As such, he requires a constant flow of living subjects for brutal experimentation and agonizing testing in his scientific quests. He acquires experimental subjects by raiding the worlds of the younger races. However above all else, he cherishes Eldar subjects, as they inevitably produce more intriguing results then any other of the galaxy's living creatures. Though he is obsessed with the secrets of life, his aptitude for augmenting the weaponry and mechanical bodies of other Necrons is peerless. As a result his talents are in high demand by other Necron Overlords. Such is the demand for Szeras that he can name his own price - invariably a harvesting raid of a world of his choosing. Above all, he covets the Eldar for study and experimentation.
It is known that Szeras waited on Nectavus VI for the day when the Warp would break free and he would behold the death of an entire planet. As around him erupts a cataclysmic event, Illuminor Szeras calls upon his lurking armies and begins to pursue his own inscrutable goals. The obsession of Szeras with the nature of biological life has led him to create new forms of repair on his own necron soldiers, and his experiments (in many cases) have improved the effectiveness of the mechanical bodies of his servants.
- 1: Codex: Necrons (5th Edition), pg. 56
- 2: Games Workshop
- 3: FFG Teaser for "Searching For Truth", supplement for Conquest Card Game (last accessed 24 April 2016)
- 4: Codex: Necrons (8th Edition) pg.40
|HQ||Necron Overlord • Necron Lord • Cryptek • Destroyer Lord|
|Elites||Deathmarks • Lychguards • Triarch Praetorians • C'tan Shard • Flayed One Pack • Triarch Stalkers|
|Troops||Necron Warriors • Necron Immortals|
|Fast Attack||Canoptek Wraiths • Canoptek Scarabs • Tomb Blades • Necron Destroyers • Tomb Stalker • Acanthrites|
|Heavy Support||Doomsday Arks • Annihilation Barges • Monoliths • Doom Scythes • Night Shrouds • Canoptek Spyders • Tomb Sentinel • Serapteks • Tesseract Vault • Obelisk • Pylon • Sentry Pylon • Megalith|
|Transports||Catacomb Command Barge • Ghost Ark • Night Scythe • Tesseract Ark|
|Special Characters||Imotekh the Stormlord • Nemesor Zahndrekh • Vargard Obyron • Illuminor Szeras • Orikan the Diviner • Anrakyr the Traveler • Trazyn the Infinite|