Illuminor Szeras labours to unravel the mysteries of life, for he fears that he would be a poor sort of god without the secrets of life at his fingertips. Szeras has been on the brink of understanding for many centuries, yet somehow final comprehension always escapes him. Though this is his obsession, his aptitude for augmenting the weaponry, and even the mechanical bodies of his fellow Necrons, is peerless. On occasion, Szeras' talents are in such demand that he can name his own price - invariably a harvesting raid targeted against a world of his choosing. Above all, Szeras cherishes Eldar subjects, as they inevitably produce more intriguing results than any other of the galaxy's creatures. Once seized, his specimens can look forward only to a pain-filled, though not necessarily brief, existence in the bloodstained laboratory catacombs of Zantragora.