Drazhar (Dark Eldar speak for Living Sword), also known as Master of Blades, was first encountered at the gates of the Great Shrine of the Incubi in Commorragh. He walked straight into the shrine, cutting his way through any guards who tried to stop him. When he reached the inner sanctum, Drazhar challenged the enthroned Hierarch of the Shrine. The Hierarch stepped down from his throne into the dueling circle with Drazhar and took up a battle stance. The Hierarch's self-assured superiority soon evaporated when his challenger blurred into action. The duel took only a couple of minutes until it ended with Drazhar stepping over the Hierarch's dismembered corpse before cleaning his blades and making a small bow.
No one knows Drazhar's true identity. There are no records of him in any Incubus shrines and no one had heard of him before he walked in to the Great Shrine. Even the name Drazhar is ceremonial, meaning Living Sword. Even though he killed the Hierarch, and has since killed everyone bold enough to challenge him, he hasn't taken up any leadership post, not even becoming a lowly Klaivex. He could become Hierarch by right of conquest, or hold any position he wanted due to his skill, but he seems to totally lack ambition and exist only to kill. This frustrates the other shrine lords immensely, because they have no way of dealing with such a creature, so with nothing else to do they gave him the title of Executioner, reserved for the champion of the order.
After Drazhar had invaded the Great Shrine and killed its Hierarch, gossip and rumors started to spread. Some say Drazhar is the Fallen Phoenix Lord, Arhra, and that Drazhar's armour is filled with nothing but bone-dust. We can't say for sure about the armor, since he's never once taken it off (not even to eat or sleep). He also never speaks, the closest he does to conversation is physical gestures related to battle, a nod or tilt of his head and not killing someone in a fight - and the latter three are reserved for Incubi he respects. Regardless of nature, he certainly does have the same stat-line as the other Phoenix Lords, and the Incubi are in many ways a dark reflection of the Eldar Aspect Warriors.
Taller and more lithe than other Incubi, Drazhar is fast as lightning. Dark Eldar warriors move at a blur when viewed by humans. Incubi strike even faster. Drazhar moves so quickly that it leaves other Incubi wondering what the hell just happened. He wears an ancient Incubus Warsuit, perhaps even the original Warsuit, which is significantly tougher than those worn by others of the sect. Drazhar uses demiklaives, formerly known as disemboweller blades, which can also be used by deadly Klaivex Incubi leaders.
As of now, he's also dead. Thanks Jain Zar. On the other hand, some surviving Klaivex named Dara'kinia Thremense found his armor and placed it on. She then loses herself soon afterwards.
With 8th edition, his statline actually got even better, with an additional wound, and with how powerful klaives are, he's a hell of a lot stronger. Not only that, he also buffs nearby Incubi,
not only offering turn 3 Power From Pain early but (not anymore). As of Phoenix Rising, our fine friend here gives +1 to wound rolls, resulting in some tank-killing backflips. He gets to fight twice in the combat phase if he charged, his Demiklaives allow him to make 2 additional attacks at the cost of using his base strength of 4, and with his brand new model he gains the Lethal Precision ability, as well as 2 damage base. Add this all together and you have 4 damage on unmodified wound rolls of 5’s and 6’s. Now get out there and charge some Leman Russes... just not that one (you don't run towards Balenight with T4 W5; that will end very badly).
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