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The Sanctified

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Marine Basic Data Warband Symbol
- The Sanctified -
Origin: Word Bearers
Chaos dedication: Khorne[2][3c]
Colours: Red and black
Specialty: Daemonancy[3c]

The Sanctified are a group of Chaos Space Marines, formerly of the Word Bearers, who splintered from the Legion shortly after the end of the Horus Heresy.[1] They are now associated with the World Eaters legion and the Chaos God Khorne.[2][3c]


When the Word Bearers Legion fled to the Eye of Terror at the end of the Horus Heresy, there were several commanders who refused to retreat. One such warrior was Helman Brisch, a Lieutenant-Commander. With troops loyal to him, Brisch formed The Sanctified and vowed to continue the Word Bearers' dark crusade to bring the worship of Chaos to all of the worlds of the Imperium.[1]

Though Brisch was slain in the 32nd millennium, his acolytes have continued his cause, recruiting the most fervent Chaos Space Marines from those warbands they encounter. The Sanctified have an uncanny ability to locate newly-founded colonies and Explorator fleets in wilderness space and have preyed on these targets for 10,000 years.[1]

At some point in their history the warband dedicated itself to Khorne. Since then, they have used their knowledge in the arts of daemonancy to bring the Daemons of Khorne to the material universe.[3a][3b]

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