Traitor Titan Legions
The Traitor Titan Legions, or Titanicus Traitoris, are Titan Legions that have abandoned the Imperium and joined the Forces of Chaos. Nominally part of the Dark Mechanicum, they operate dreaded Titan warmachines that have been corrupted by the Gods of Chaos and the Powers of the Warp. Tracing their origins to the Horus Heresy, the Traitor Titan Legions maintain a fierce (and entirely mutual) hatred of the Adeptus Mechanicus.
The origin of the Traitor Titan Legions can be traced back to the Horus Heresy when the Fabricator-General of the Adeptus Mechanicus, Kelbor-Hal, sided with the traitorous Warmaster Horus and took over half of the Titan Legions of the Collegia Titanica with him in rebellion against the Emperor. After Horus' defeat most of the Traitor Titan Legions followed the example of their Chaos Space Marine brethren and fled into the Eye of Terror. Since that time, they have looked for opportunities for revenge against the Imperium and especially the loyalist Adeptus Mechanicus. Many have taken part in the Black Crusades of Abaddon the Despoiler as well as campaigns waged by other powerful Chaos Lords.
During their stay on the Daemon Worlds of the Eye of Terror, Chaos Titans have become mutated and warped. Many have grown tails, grown Daemonic faces and other features, and and will radiate with the powers of the Warp. Nearly all of them have been altered in some way.
The crews and Princeps of Chaos Titans have long become physically merged with their machine, their bodies and souls sacrificed to the Gods of Chaos in battle. Many have since become possessed by Daemons, further corrupting the once proud Titan warmachines. They are driven on to ever greater depths of destruction, motivated by their hatred of the Mechanicum.
Types of Chaos Titans
- Feral Scout Titan
- Chaos Reaver Titan
- Warbringer Nemesis Titan
- Chaos Warlord Titan
- Warmaster Titan
- Emperor Titan
- Subjugator Scout Titan
- Questor Scout Titan
Known Traitor Titan Legions
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume Six - The Siege of Vraks - Part Two, pg. 182
- 2: Codex: Eye of Terror, pg. 16
- 3: White Dwarf 178, pg. 8
- 4: Epic 2nd Edition Renegades, pg. 73
- 5: Imperial Armour - Index: Forces of Chaos, pg. 67
- 6: Mortis (Novel), Cover Art
- 7: White Dwarf 462, pgs. 126-131
- 8: Adeptus Titanicus: Shadow and Iron, pg. 24
- 9: Citadel Journal 13, pgs. 41-44