Khorne is the Chaos god of war and violence. Khorne believes in honour and will not reward those who kill the weak or puny. He is commonly known as “the Blood God”. Unlike the other gods, there are no cults to Khorne in the Empire, and no holy places in his name. This is because Khorne does not see the use of building places of worship when his followers could be practicing their worship of him in battle. The only religious practices of his followers are the shouts of “Blood for the blood god, skulls for the throne of Khorne”, and the practice of skulltaking from defeated enemies. Simply put, every battlefield is a monument to the destruction that Khorne brings.
He is portrayed as a large muscular form clad in armour of black and brass with a “visage that of a fierce and snarling dog with ravaged lips”. Khorne dwells in a brass citadel, within a great vault at its black heart reclining on a throne of brass, set atop of a mountain of skulls, both those of all his champions who have died in battle and all those killed in his name. He is a master forger of armor and weapons, so much so that his armor survived an attack from the Bloodthirster Skarbrand who “cut the smallest of chinks in the Blood god’s armour”. He is constantly angry, with a mood that ranges from simmering rage to epoch-ending fury. He is also noted as being the God most willing to engage in combat inside the Realm of Chaos. Khorne’s territory in the realm of chaos is a vast and hellish blood-soaked desert, where mortals and Daemons fight desperately in the name of Khorne.