Aspiring Champions of Chaos are chosen warriors of Chaos who lead a squad of Chaos Space Marines into battle.
The Road to Power
Chaos offers power to the ambitious. To some, it offers hope in an unfair world, where justice, wealth and happiness are the prerogatives of a privileged few, and where the only escape from starvation or persecution lies in the egalitarian favours of Chaos - for Chaos judges its servants on merit alone and rewards them accordingly. The road to power begins when a person offers body and spirit to Chaos: either to an individual Chaos God or to Chaos Undivided as a whole. Not all who choose to dedicated themselves are accepted. Often it takes a spectacular deed of courage to attract the attention of the Chaos Powers. If the candidate is accepted he receives a Mark of Chaos from his Chaos Patron. This is the Patron's own mark, and each mark confers some ability or characteristic.
Once a Champion receives the Mark he begins to attract followers from the lesser servants of Chaos. The Chaos Powers use their Champions to further their aims in the material universe. The Champion's life becomes an endless series of battles, raids and quests. As the Champion serves Chaos he becomes increasingly changed through mutations granted by the Patron. The road to power ends eventually either in the Champion being reduced to a mindless and formless Chaos Spawn or raised to daemonhood as an immortal and powerful Daemon Prince.
All Chaos Champions are mortal and can be killed, although this is always a dangerous undertaking as they are powerful foes. A Chaos Champion's followers are known as a Chaos Warband. Warbands are deadly rivals to each other, fighting each other to gain the attention of their Patrons. Even followers of the same god are deadly rivals. Sometimes shaky alliances are formed by extremely powerful champions. The truly successful are rewarded with immortality and are elevated to the rank of Daemon Prince,