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Zaraphiston is a Black Legion Sorcerer and the most senior advisor to Abaddon the Despoiler. Originally of the Thousand Sons, at the behest of Tzeentch himself he traveled deep into the Eye of Terror. On a Daemon World of brass cogs and ticking chronometers, Zaraphiston was gifted with a terrible understanding of the future. Thereafter, he joined the Black Legion and pledged himself to Abaddon.[3]

He later proved critical in the construction of the Planet Killer and often uses Divination to predict the plans of Abaddon's enemies.[1][2]

During the 13th Black Crusade Zaraphiston received a vision in the Warp that Belisarius Cawl held a relic of immense importance. When he informed Abaddon, the Warmaster flew into a rage and ordered his Black Legion to acquire it at all cost.[4]


According to Iskandar Khayon, Zaraphiston is an identity that has been falsely accredited to himself by the Inquisition. Khayon states that Zaraphiston is not a name given at birth, but a title later grafted over an identity.[5]