The Hell-Strider is a Daemon Knight of those Knight Households that have been corrupted down the millennia by Chaos and are wholly dedicated to the Pleasure God Slaanesh. The crews of these Daemon Engines have long since died but their souls live on as daemons, floating within the shells of their war machines. The Knights themselves have also mutated as a result of their exposure to the energies of the Warp, sprouting claws, tails and other horrendous weapons.
The Hell-Strider is the smallest of the Daemon Knights, but still stands many times the height of a man. They are armed with Lascannons and short-range, Knight-sized Melta Weapons. Hell-Striders are extremely mobile, able to flush the enemy out of woods and ruins with their powerful short-ranged weaponry. Given sufficient numbers, Hell-Striders are even capable of toppling a Titan, picking off their prey's Void Shields with their Lascannons before closing in for the kill with their Melta-beams.
Powers and Abilities
The Daemon Knights of Slaanesh are surrounded by a glittering wall of energy. This is a result of the Warp-interface which keeps the daemonic spirit within them in the material universe. This shifting, swirling aura is called the Glamour of Slaanesh and makes the Daemon Knights very hard to accurately target. As the Glamour of Slaanesh is an interface with the immaterial universe of Warpspace it also provides a certain amount of protection from attacks that use the power of the Warp, such as Vortex Missiles and psychic powers.
Ordo Malleus Departmento Analyticus Technical Specifications
The Ordo Malleus has not yet determined the technical specifications for this Daemon Engine, if such a thing is even possible.
- White Dwarf 190 (UK), "Epic: Slaanesh War Machines," by Gav Thorpe, pp. 27-28
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