|This article is about the ruling council of the Necrontyr; for the Iron Warriors known as Triarchs, see Trident.|
The Triarch was the ruling council of the Necrontyr empire before their transformation into the Necrons. Frequently undermined by rebellions in the Wars of Secession, the Triarch repeatedly attempted to find ways to unify the Necrontyr race once more, be it through a common enemy such as the Old Ones or the promises of immortality made by the C'tan.[1d]
The Triarch itself consisted of three Phaerons and the rulers of individual Necrontyr dynasties were themselves governed by the Triarch. The head of the Triarch was known as the Silent King, for he addressed his subjects only through the other two Phaerons. Nominally a hereditary position, the short lifespans of the Necrontyr ensured that the title of Silent King passed from one royal dynasty to another many times.[1d] The last Silent King of the Triarch was Szarekh.[1a] During the war against the C'tan, the two other Triarch's were slain.
During the Age of the Dark Imperium, Szarekh re-established the Triarch with Hapthatra the Radiant and Mesophet the Shadowed Hand. When the three go to battle, they do so atop the Dias of Dominion.
- 1: Codex: Necrons (5th Edition)
- 2: Codex: Necrons (8th Edition) - In the Beginning
- 3: Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page: Did You Know? (Posted on 30/07/2020) (Last accessed on 30 July 2020)