In the latest novel about the Space Wolves called Ragnar Blackmane it is cited that the Flesh Tearers have 100 (?) years to live as a chapter.

However in the Lexicanum it is stated that they will die off in the next 2 millennia if a cure for the Black Rage isn't found. Which is it? Or is this just another oopsie in the W40K continuum? It would be interesting to find out what Mr. Dembski has to say about it.

I will settle for a correct answer about how long the chapter has to "live".

  • Since the info in Lexicanum is usually more official (and since Ragnar is not really a prophet/scientist etc) I'd go with the 2 millennia answer. Unless he meant i.e. that they have about 100 years to live as a loyal chapter until the Black Rage will turn them into insane berserkers
    – Yasskier
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 20:08
  • @Yasskier Ragnar didn't say it. The Castellan of the Flesh Tearers did say it himself.
    – Cherubel
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 6:58
  • I am sure that they are all projections. Both and none are right. The line in Lexicanum does not even have a citation for it to reference... All the same it is just another example of misinformation in the 40k universe.
    – Odin1806
    Commented Nov 19, 2016 at 19:09

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The answer has changed since you posted this question, going from "Probably Hours" during the last stand of the Blood Angels and their successor chapters on Baal fighting the Tyranids to now essentially an indeterminate period of time as long as they can continue to get new Primaris marines as reinforcements, especially as these appear to be immune to the Black Rage.

  • I dont understand your answer... can you please fix it up. I am asking about Fleash tearers, not Blood Angels and what are the Primaris marines? Also where is this information coming from? a site? a book?
    – Cherubel
    Commented Mar 16, 2018 at 21:18
  • @Cherubel The Flesh Tearers are a Blood Angels successor chapter, and thus were at Baal alongside the parent chapter defending against a Tyranid invasion. Primaris Marines are a new "generation" of Marines that were developed after the events of the "Gathering Storm" books. All of this comes from the latest Blood Angels codex.
    – Fomite
    Commented Mar 16, 2018 at 21:20

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