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"The Champion of Chaos, once wholly given to their Chaos Powers, will find one of three fates. Most find an ignoble death, joining the countless others in the final shuddering tearful moments as their bodies die. Others become Spawn, too far twisted by Chaos’ energies to retain their intelligence. But the prize, the fate all seek, is Daemonhood."
—Silus Helbrecht, Witch Hunter[3a]
Champion of Chaos

A mighty Chaos Champion of the Changer of Ways

Exalted Heroes, or Chaos Champions as they are sometimes called, are paragon of deadly ability and lethal intent. Some ascend to command entire nations, some pursue the esoteric paths of the arcane, but the majority dedicate themselves to little more than the brutal butchery of all who stand in their path. The history of many Exalted Heroes, recorded in scattered chronicles by the free people of the Old World , is a catalogue of woes and evil deeds. Their infamy shines bright as they capture the notice of the Dark Gods of Chaos with ever greater feats of slaughter.[1a]

An Exalted Hero striding to war in full battle armor is a sight that strikes fear into the hearts of all Man. A single Exalted Hero is the equal of a score of lesser men upon the battlefield. As with all those that dedicates themselves to Chaos, an Exalted Hero has been blessed by many gifts that grant him the means to bring about destruction in his wake.[2a]

Exalted Heroes frequently seek out others of their kind to engage in ritual combat. When two of these Champions of Chaos clash, they duel to the death in the manner of gladiators, using the full force of every weapon at their disposal. When a victor emerges, bloodied but triumphant, he will cut a grisly trophy from his foe, claiming both his vanquished enemy’s weapons and followers as his own. If the triumphant champion has truly excelled, he may even succeed in attracting the attention of the Dark Gods and, in doing so, receive a more permanent reward for his deeds in the form of a mutation or daemonic gift. With each victory, the Exalted Hero grows ever closer to becoming a Chaos Lord, with whole armies to command and daemonhood within his reach.[1a]

SourceEdit

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: Warriors of Chaos (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 26
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: Warriors of Chaos (7th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 50
  • 3: Tome of Corruption (Fantasy Roleplay)
    • 3a: pg. 166

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