Fewer than a handful of Telemon Dreadnoughts were to be found within the ranks of the Legio Custodes, each intended to stand sentinel over its charges no matter the force brought against it.
In part this rarity was due to the cost in labour and resources for the creation of such a superlative engine of war, for each bore at least one plate worked by the Emperor's own hand, and also the rarity of appropriate Custodian candidates to control them.
The honour of interment in one of the few existing Telemon sarcophagi was awarded only to the most celebrated warriors within the sodalities of the Legio Custodes, and until a worthy candidate found his end in battle, the Dreadnoughts stood silent and empty.
Despite this, the sheer power of an unleashed Telemon-class Dreadnought far outweighed the trials of its construction, for few could stand against the array of esoteric, hand-crafted weapons that graced its chassis or the ferocious will and warrior skill of the master Custodian interred within.
It is unknown if the Telemon Heavy Dreadnought is still in use by the Adeptus Custodes of the 41st Millennium.
- 2 Telemon Caestus with built-in Proteus Plasma Projectors
- Spiculus Bolt Launcher (Torso-mounted)
- Smoke Launchers
- Extra Armour
- Armoured Ceramite
- Multi-Layered Refractor Field
A Telemon Heavy Dreadnought may exchange either or both of its Telemon Caestus for one of the following:
- Forge World Webstore - Legio Custodes Telemon Heavy Dreadnought
- Forge World Webstore - Legio Custodes Telemon Heavy Dreadnought with Iliastus Accelerator Culverin
- Forge World - Legio Custodes Telemon Heavy Dreadnought Rules
- The Horus Heresy Book Eight: Malevolence (Forge World Series) by Neil Wylie and Anuj Malhotra, pg. 261