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Bearers of the Motive Force

Among the Tech-Priests of the the Cult Mechanicus stand the Electro-Priests, a holy sect of warriors that dedicate their lives to the Motive Force, the life energy that powers everything in the universe. Upon induction into their holy order their bodies are threaded with electoos that allow them to conduct vast amounts of electricity. Some use this power to steal the life energy of their foes, while others use it to electrocute them in the most shocking fashion.

Corpuscarii Electro-Priests believe the Motive Force should be used to obliterate the enemies of the Machine God at every opportunity. To them, no amount of force is too great and they use their bodies as living conduits for the Machine God’s wrath, scything down their foes with arcs of coruscating lightning.

During initiation a Corpuscarii has a dorsal generator grafted to their spine, enabling them to generate vast amounts of electricity to power their electrostatic gauntlets. During initiation a Corpuscarii has a dorsal generator grafted to their spine, enabling them to generate vast amounts of electricity to power their electrostatic gauntlets.
A Corpuscarii’s hands are surrounded by bulky gauntlets that magnify his conductive potential. When fully-charged they project a blinding arc of lightning that leaps from enemy to enemy. A Corpuscarii’s hands are surrounded by bulky gauntlets that magnify his conductive potential. When fully-charged they project a blinding arc of lightning that leaps from enemy to enemy.

Fulgurite Electro-Priests have a very different take on the Motive Force. They believe it should be stored and denied to unbelievers, that only the worthy should be allowed to use it and, even then, only frugally.

When the Fulgurites march to war they use electroleech staves to wrench bio-electric energy from their targets, thereby sapping the unworthy of the Motive Force.

All Electro-Priests are blind, their eyes melted long ago by the electricity coursing through their electoos. They see the world through the eyes of the Omnissiah, using the Motive Force to guide them. All Electro-Priests are blind, their eyes melted long ago by the electricity coursing through their electoos. They see the world through the eyes of the Omnissiah, using the Motive Force to guide them.
Like all members of the Cult Mechanicus, Electro-Priests wear holy robes, many of them featuring tabards that bear sacred depictions of the Motive Force. They also wear huge insulated boots to stop their power being earthed. Like all members of the Cult Mechanicus, Electro-Priests wear holy robes, many of them featuring tabards that bear sacred depictions of the Motive Force. They also wear huge insulated boots to stop their power being earthed.

You can find out more about the Electro-Priests in White Dwarf 69, which includes a stage-by-stage painting guide and rules for using them in your battles.