The Ventrillian Nobles are a Militarum Regimentum of the Astra Militarum. On the wealthy jewel world of Ventrillia, those that withstand the subterranean coming-of-age ritual known as the "Trial of the Lava Lakes" enjoy a wealth that is more than sufficient to buy their way out of the Astra Militarum a dozen times over. But Ventrillia has a proud military culture, with a history of duelling that stretches back to pre-Imperial times, and few Ventrillian Nobles would risk the dishonour of giving up their commissions.
Instead, they "donate" their wealth to Departmento Munitorum officials and Rogue Traders in exchange for assignments and passage to war zones rich in adventure and glory, rather than simply being fed to the Imperial meat grinder. When the Nobles go to war they do so armed not only with a Lasgun and bayonet, but also an ancestral duelling sword, quickblade or heavy Zweihander.
Ventrillia's rarest gemstones are of great value to the Adeptus Mechanicus, both for manufacturing and research purposes. To secure a steady supply of these jewels, the Tech-priests ensure that Ventrillia and its regiments are always supplied with an abundance of super-heavy tanks.
Notable Ventrilian Nobles Regiments
- 86th Ventrillian Nobles, "Carmine Eagles" - One of the better known regiments of the Ventrillian Nobles.
- Codex: Astra Militarum (8th Edition), pg. 28