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In the Warhammer 40,000 setting, the Tainted are a sub-faction of the Death Guard, Chaos Space Marines devoted to Nurgle. Not to be confused with the Tainted Sons.
The Tainted are associated with: Daemon Prince Mamon, Jibberjaw, and Plague Ogryns.
Enemy Forces on Vraks - circa 841823.M41
- Disciples of Xaphan - 50,000 (estimated)
- Garrison Auxilia - 10,000 (estimated)
- Labour Corps - 1.5 million (estimated)
- Planetary Defence Force - 500,000 (estimated)
- Militia - 1.5 million (estimated)
- Frateris Militia - 250,000 (estimated)
- Other Vraksian Renegades - 1 million (estimated)
Legionii Excommunicate Traitoris
- Chaos Space Marine Warbands - 11 warbands identified (numbers unknown)
- World Eaters sub-factions
- The Sanctified
- Berserkers of Skallathrax
- Death Guard sub-factions
- Lords of Decay
- The Tainted
- Apostles of Contagion
- The Purge
- Iron Warriors sub-factions
- Steel Brotherhood
- Other non-aligned factions
- The Faithless - Alpha Legion warband of Arkos the Faithless
- Black Brethren of Eyreas - Possible Black Legion sub-faction
- Adharon's Reavers
Other Renegade Forces
- Other Heretical forces - 500,000 (estimated)
- Traitor Fleet Assets (identified in the Vraks system)
- Anarchy's Heart - Despoiler class
- Blood Dawn - Styx class
- Fallen Sun - Slaughter class
- Ferrum Invictus - Devastation class
- Gore Feasters - Iconoclast class
- Damnators - Infidel class
- Armed transports
- Aharon's Bane - Heavy transport
+++ Compiled by 88th Imperial Guard Siege Army HQ, Thracian-Prime: Thrace sub-sector: Scarus sector +++
+++ For transmission to: Segmentum Obscurus, Departmento Munitorum, Operational Command: Cadia +++
Dreadclaw assault pod of the Tainted warband
Large Deathguard sub-faction. Now connected with the daemon-prince Mamon.
Eleven Traitor warbands were identified during the Vraks campaign:
Predator of 'The Tainted', Siege of Vraks, 828.M41. This vehicle is recorded in sealed Ordo Malleus annals as having participated in the so-called Rotted Circus, a cavalcade of war machines and giant Chaos Spawn that has descended upon numerous Imperial worlds, leaving nothing but corpse-dust and despair in its wake.
Dreadclaw Drop Pod of the Death Guard sub-faction 'the Tainted'. This craft was deployed at the Fall of Bellona in 230.M39. Having landed in the central plaza of Bellona's capital city, the Dreadclaw opened its iris hatch and released a viral agent so potent, the city's defenders were rendered incapable of mounting a defence against the full-scale invasion that quickly followed.
Blight Drone, believed summoned by Sorcerers of the Tainted, Siege of Vraks, 830.M41. Banished by Grey Knights in final battle for Sector 593-440.
Abaddon led the final assault force against Cadia in person. With him came the legions of the hellish Eye of Terror, the manifold hosts of the Dark Gods amassed under a single banner. The cause that united them was not just the destruction of the Imperium, but the demise of the material realm itself.
As befits Abaddon's cruelty and meticulous planning, thirteen massive transports of combat-drugged mutants, wretches, zombies and Chaos Spawn were crash-landed into the ruined city of Kasr Kharkovan, ensuring that many of the final assaults were performed by the least storied among his armies.
Destroy it all. Do not stop until it is ruins. Let it become a monument to death.
|Creatures||Beasts of Nurgle; Blight Drones; Foetid Bloat-drones; Great Unclean Ones; Hooktors; Lords of Contagion; Mabrothrax; Malignant Plaguecasters; Noxious Blightbringers; Nurglings; Pestigor; Plaguebearers; Plaguebulls; Plague Hulks; Plague Ogryns; Plague Toads; Plague Towers; Plague Zombies; Poxbringers; Poxwalkers; Rot Flies; Sloppity Bilepipers; Spoilpox Scriveners|
|Characters||Abcellyoth; Aynthrexes; Bilerot Vomitflesh; Lothar Bubonicus; Bubonis; Vorxec Calvarius; The Carrier; The Entomancer; Epidemius; Ferrue Fayne; Tormus Fayne; Foulspawn; Nathaniel Garro; Ghulroth; The Glottkin; Goresqualor; Gulgoth; Horticulous Slimux; Jibberjaw; Ku'gath; Mamon; Adrius Meinloka; Mephidast; Mortarion; Mortius; Mulch; Necrosius; Nurgle; Pestilaan; Putricifex; Rotigus; Scabeiathrax; Septicus; Achkovas Spengh; The Thanator; Typhus; Ussax; Karloth Valois; Plaguestrangler Vilestench; Jonas Whitespore; Ystareth|
|Groups||Apostles of Contagion; The Befouling Host; Blessed Flesh; Bringers of Decay; Brotherhood of Plague; Callers of Sorrow; Carnival of Chaos; The Cleaved; Company of Misery; Death Guard; Deathmongers; Death Priests; Flylords; The Grey Death; Inevitable Order; Legio Mortis; Legion of Festering Death; Lords of Decay; Mournful Song; Nurgle's Rotters; Plague Legions; Pox Tribes; The Purge; The Reborn; The Scourge; Septicus Legion; Sorcerer-Kings; The Tainted; Tainted Sons; Vile Savants|
|Things||An'garrach; Balesword; Blight Grenade; Bloodrot Rounds; Bone Maul; Corruption; Cursed Carillon; Death Head; Dolorous Knell; Doomsday Bell; Entropic Knell; Epidemia; Father of Blades; Foulswarm Grenade; Gem of Nurgle; Horn of Nurgle's Rot; Icon of Despair; Icon of Seeping Decay; Manreaper; Palanquin; Pandemic Staff; Pestilaan Light Cruiser; Pestilent Flail; Plague Banner; Plaguebringer; Plague Cauldron; Plague Chalice; Plague Claw; Plague Flail; Plague Knife; Plague Sceptre; Plague Skull of Glothila; Plaguesword; Poxwalker Hive; Puscleaver; Rot Giver; Scab; Scourge Shells; Staff of Nurgle; TP-III; Undead Heart; War Altar|