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A Knight pilot on a Throne Mechanicum[2]

The Throne Mechanicum is a piece of technology used by Imperial Titans and Knights that allows them to be piloted by Humans.[1]


A Noble does not drive a Knight – he merges with it. Using interface sockets surgically inserted into his brain, the Noble is wired into the control platform known as the Throne Mechanicum. Once a pilot is plugged into his Knight during the Ritual of Becoming, the Throne allows his own thought patterns to control the machine’s movements. In return, the Noble receives sensory feedback from the Knight, allowing him to move with a fluid grace that only the war machines of the Eldar can best.[1]

A Noble imprints his own personality upon the Throne Mechanicum – traits that echo and are exaggerated in the machine, often lasting long after the Noble has died. However, the mind-link technology also directly affects the psyche of the Noble himself, implanting strong positive associations with notions of fealty, obligation and hierarchy, as well as a deep respect for the Noble’s ancestors. How such technology works and why it was originally installed remain a mystery, even to this day. It seems most likely that the mind-altering feedback routines were intentionally designed and installed during the Dark Age of Technology – a safeguard feature meant to limit the potential of a pilot to go rogue or turn upon those he was meant to protect.[1]

See Also


Imperial Titans
Scout Types RapierWarhoundDire Wolf
Battle Types ReaverCarnivoreMirageKomodoExecutor TitanWarbringer NemesisPunisherWarlordPsi-TitanSiege TitanApocalypseWarmaster (Iconoclast) • Emperor (ImperatorWarmonger)
Close Combat Weapons Titan ChainfistTitan ChainswordTitan Power ClawTitan Power FistTitan Power LanceTitan Power RamTitan Power SawTitan WreckerDesolator ChainswordKrius Siege Drill
Projectile & Energy Weapons Apocalypse Missile LauncherArdex Defensor Mega-BolterCruciator Gatling ArrayConversion Beam DissolutorConversion Beam DissipatorExtirpator CannonDeathstrike CannonDoomstrike MissileGatling BlasterHarpoon MissileHellstorm CannonIcarus AutocannonInferno gunGrav ImploderGraviton DestructorGraviton RuinatorMacro Gatling BlasterMelta CannonMelta LanceNeutron LaserPlasma annihilatorPlasma blastgunPlasma DestructorPlasma ObliteratorPsi-CannonQuake CannonRevelator Missile LauncherSaturnyne LascutterTridentTurbo-laser DestructorVengeance CannonVolcano cannonVolkite DestructorVolkite EradicatorVulcan Mega-bolterVortex MissileWarp Missile
Support Systems Void ShieldsThrone MechanicumMachine SpiritPlasma ReactorCiricrux Anima

Imperial Knights
Questoris Pattern PaladinErrantCrusaderGallantWardenPreceptorMageraStyrix
Dominus Pattern CastellanValiant
Cerastus Pattern LancerCastigatorAcheronAtrapos
Acastus Pattern PorphyrionAsterius
Armiger Pattern WarglaiveHelverinMoirax
Ranged Weaponry Armiger AutocannonAtrapos LascutterAvenger Gatling CannonBattle CannonCastigator Bolt CannonConflagration CannonConversion Beam CannonFlame CannonGraviton Singularity CannonIronstorm Missile PodIcarus AutocannonLas-ImpulsorLightning CannonLightning LockPlasma DecimatorSiegebreaker CannonShieldbreaker MissileStormspear Rocket PodThermal CannonThermal SpearThundercoil HarpoonVolcano LanceVolkite ChieorovileVolkite Veuglaire
Melee Weaponry Cerastus Shock LanceHekaton Siege ClawReaper ChainfistReaper ChainswordTempest WarbladeThunderstrike Gauntlet
Support Systems Construct ShieldHelm MechanicumIon ShieldIon Gauntlet ShieldThrone Mechanicum