Khepra Beetles are a type of flesh-eating insect indigenous to Nehekhara, and are recognised by their skull-shaped carapace.[1a] They are said to be the sacred messengers of Usirian, the God of the Underworld. As his agents in the mortal world, it was through the eyes of these creatures that Usirian would know the sins of all men.[2a]

It was whispered that those who displeased Usirian were punished in death. Forbidden to enter the golden paradise of the afterlife, they were instead condemned to the lowest depths of the Netherworld where a hive of Khepra beetles would burrow into their immortal bodies and gnaw on their insides for all eternity.[2a]


  • 1: Warhammer Armies: Tomb Kings (6th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 38
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: Tomb Kings (8th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 43

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