The Lords of Desolation were a Chaos warband led by the Word Bearers Traitor Legion Sorcerer X'hal Urus. Made up primarily of Traitor Imperial Guard and daemons allied with Urus, they assaulted a thousand worlds during their rampage against the Imperium of Man.
Their reign of terror finally came to an end on the world of Sepharis Ultra. As they launched their layest attack against that Imperial planet, they were caught by surprise when Drop Pods from the Black Templars Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes landed amongst them.
In the ensuing battle, Urus was killed by the Emperor's Champion Reinhart, though the Word Bearer managed to kill the Black Templars Champion as well. With Urus' death, the daemons allied with him lost their anchor to realspace and were banished back to the Warp, leaving the remaining mortal forces of the Lords of Desolation to be eliminated by the Black Templars.
The Lords of Desolation's colours are not listed in current Imperial records.
The Lords of Desolation's badge is not listed in current Imperial records.
- The Emperor's Chosen (Short Story) by Mike Lee