Abrial's Claw is a warband of Heretic Astartes that took part in the Scouring of Makenna VII. It was once led by the Chaos Lord Abrial Shard, who relinquished control of the warband to the exiled Iron Warriors Warsmith Balduran during that campaign. Since that time, the warband has become infamous across many sectors of the Imperium.

Warband History

Notable Campaigns

  • Scouring of Makenna VII (Unknown Date.M41) - This campaign was conducted by various factions of the Forces of Chaos under the command of the Chaos Lord Davroth of the Word Bearers Traitor Legion. The Forces of Chaos sought to conquer and enslave the Imperial Mining World of Makenna VII. An outcast from the Iron Warriors since his defeat at the Fortress of Ventemar on the Iron Warriors' Daemon World of Medrengard, Warsmith Baldarun sought the means to rebuild his standing, and to do so he sought to take part in the Chaos campaign on Makenna VII. He became the leader of a Renegade Space Marine warband known as Abrial's Claw after swearing an oath of brotherhood to its former Chaos Lord, Abrial Shard. In return, Baldarun relinquished the secrets of his beloved Obliterator technovirus to Shard's men.

Notable Warband Members

  • Warsmith Balduran - Baldarun is an Iron Warriors Warsmith, who once commanded a Grand Battery. He was exiled from his Traitor Legion following a previous defeat against rival Warsmiths on the Iron Warriors' Daemon World of Medrengard in the Eye of Terror. Baldarun wandered the galaxy, seeking the means to rebuild his standing. Seeing the campaign known as the Scouring of Makenna VII as a chance to do so, he became the new leader of the warband called Abrial's Claw after making a pact with its former Chaos Lord, Abrial Shard. In exchange for command of Abrial's warband and the right to use them against his enemies, Baldarun agreed to share with him the secret of the technovirus that creates Chaos Obliterators.
  • Abrial Shard - Abrial Shard is a Renegade Astartes and Chaos Lord, infamous across a dozen sectors. He swore an oath of brotherhood with the Iron Warriors Warsmith Baldarun long ago on a Daemon World in the Eye of Terror. He is greatly interested in the secrets of Baldarun's technovirus, and hoped to obtain its secrets in exchange for giving the Warsmith control of his men during the Scouring of Makenna VII.

Warband Appearance

Warband Colours

The colours of Abrial's Claw are unknown in Imperial records.

Warband Badge

The badge of Abrial's Claw is unknown in Imperial records.


  • Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse (5th Edition), pp. 171-172
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