Btw why do new deathshrouds have destroyer hives on their back? Is there even rules to represent this? (Like Typhus) ?
Nope, no rules to represent it. I guess it's just an easy to way to show that they are elite when looking at the models.
Their role has changed also - they're not just bodyguards anymore, although they are still recruited in the same way as they were pre-Heresy. Essentially they are Mortarion's representatives and emissaries, enforcing his rule across the Legion. The Deathshroud will be sent to guard somebody, and if he succeeds they just leave, and if he doesn't, they butcher him. They also have a really cool oath:
Even whilst we fight, we watch.
Even while we kill, we judge.
Midst war's full fury, still we see.
Midst all your guards, still we strike.
We are the Death Lord's icy gaze, and we are his reaping blade.
This updated lore explains why there are helmetless heads
Edited by Marshal Loss, 16 September 2017 - 02:10 AM.