|Doom of the Red Redemption | [ZHU] 2016|
In the secret temples of the cult, initiates were introduced to the vile and bloody ways of the mighty God Khorne.
|Origin of Doctor Doom - Jack Kirby / Stan Lee - 1962|
Only then did he see the black robes and iron masks that hung upon the chamber walls. The iron mask was unnaturally hot and seared his face as he put it on. The black robes soaked the blood from his armour...
|Origin of Doctor Doom- John Byrne May 1985|
The skin was ritually flayed from the face and torso of each initiate. Glowing hot iron face masks and cuirasses formed a now and tougher skin. At last they were permitted to wear the black robes of Khorne.
|The Red Redemption | Lone Sloane Delirius | Philippe Druillet|
|Citadel Journal - Autumn 1985 |
...During the initiation ceremony, Darkhoth reads a special passage from the book which so assaults the mind of the initiate that his personality is forever shattered.
Darkhoth assesses the suitability of the initiate for cult membership by his reaction. If the initiate reacts with extreme violence, this is judged to be good, and he is prepared for flaying and encasement in glowing iron.
Of course, this resulted in all of the Disciples of the Red Redemption suffering from total and irrevocable madness, but that really didn't bother them too much.