Xorias first appeared in Imperial records around 801.M40 as the leader of a large Chaos war-band directing raids on the frontier of the Gehenna Sector. Inquisitorial investigators of the Ordo Malleus identify his membership in the fallen Word Bearers chapter and note his impartial reverence of all the Ruinous Powers in his operations. Across a single system, he will massacre entire cities to Khorne, sow discord in tribute to Tzeentch, spread disease in honor of Nurgle, and inflict sadistic torture for the sake of Slaanesh. His personal guard of daemon-possessed
champions represent servants of all four Dark Gods and he embraces all tactics, from the secrets of the Warp to conventional bolters and chainswords.
His apparent base of operations is the Hades-class heavy cruiser Revelation, although there are whispers Xorias comes from a Daemon world within the Warp, an unholy site where the rival powers of Chaos converge in a vortex of raw, conflicting energies.
Xorias is also unusual in that, on Imperial worlds and ships he captures, he gives the local psykers, mutants, and outcasts a choice: join him and the Dark Gods or perish. Many of those persecuted by the Imperium are apt to take the former option, even if it likely means their imminent deaths fighting under his banner. Yet every soul that perishes under the spiked and skull-bestrewn standards of Chaos is another soul Xorias delivers to his masters, much to their howling laughter.
this scene and dialogue between kharn and argel tal is my favorite bc its early on in the book and humanizes the WE, this two page scene makes you sympathize with the 12th in a genuine way. ok i might do art for other legions next but i never get tired of drawing the WE.