Questions tagged [warhammer40k]

Warhammer 40,000 (aka Warhammer 40k) is a science fiction universe originally created for the corresponding table-top miniature game but has since had numerous other fictional works set in it.

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Can each Space Marine only produce Gene-seed for a maximum of two others

The creation of a new Space Marine relies on the Gene Seed harvested from existing Astartes. According to the Wiki - Creation process Progenoids: Phase 18: There are two of these glands, one ...
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Is the imperium carrying out any new expansion in the galaxy?

It is always stated that the Horus Heresy ended the great crusade, and after the heresy a lot of time and effort was spent retaking and rebuilding the planets lost to Horus and Chaos. However did ...
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is there a Glossia dictionary anywhere that is Abnett sanctioned?

Just finished listening to Magos and there were a few Glossia phrases in there. I got to thinking then. I remember the other Eisenhorn novels are full of Glossia. Has Abnett ever made a dictionary or ...
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What species are a part of the Farsight Enclave?

Is the Farsight Enclave purely tau or are other races such as kroot and vespids allowed to join the Farsight enclave?
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Post Heresy Corax story where he hunts down Primarchs and nearly wins a fight against Lorgar

I have read in various places online that in the 41st millennia Corax is still alive hunting down the traitor Primarchs in the Eye of Terror. A fight against Lorgar is mentioned, which Corax nearly ...
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Alaric's impression in the first Grey Knights book

SPOILERS AHEAD AND IN COMMENTS In the first Grey Knights book written by Ben Counter why is Alaric so contempt on believing that Tancred's body could not be found - Alaric knew that it never would ...
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W40k book about Tyranids and astartes

I'm trying to find a specific W40k book. I remember reading a snippet in white dwarf a long time ago. It was from the perspective of imperial guard stationed on a farm planet and Tyranids were ...
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Why there were pylons on Cadia before the birth of Slaanesh?

From the description of the "Eye of Terror" we know, that this is a relatively new phenomenon: The Eye of Terror is not a naturally-occurring astronomical phenomenon. The Eye was created by the ...
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Are the Sisters of Silence Augmented Humans?

In the Master of Mankind the Silent Sisters are shown as being almost the equal to Custodes in terms of fighting ability and Survivability however I have not read anything that suggests the Sisters ...
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Tomb Awakening time

Why did the Necrons not awake at same time during The Great Awakening? Some awoke decades before others, and some Tombs never awoke to begin with. If Awakening was more synchronized they could have ...
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Emperors Gift novel plot hole

I have recently re-read the Novel Emperors Gift. What does bother me is the fact that the Inquisitor is from Fenris. Knowing the relationship between the Wolves and the Inquisition is there any ...
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What is the deal with Kolea/Dalin?

Finished reading the Gaunts Ghosts novels in preperation for the Warmaster so my memory is fresh and one thing is bothering me a bit. Does Dalin know that Kolea is his real father or not?? When ...
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Orks and Chaos? What? 40K [closed]

So I was looking in the rules, and I saw that Chaos and Orks are Allies of Convenience. Does this have any canon backing? I mean, fluff-wise. Sorry.
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Is the Old World connected to the 40k universe? [duplicate]

Is the End Times connected to 40k or is it a complete different story? Because the Old World is hardly High-Terra and the corruption that Archaon brought is not the purity of High-Terra.
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Is there a source for canon changes and retconcs in Warhammer 40K?

Is there a definitive list of canon changes in Warhammer 40K? I've been reading some older source material, and some more recent codexes, and it is hard to keep track of what has been changed at times,...
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What are The 666 Rituals of Detestation the WH40K grey knight neophyte undergoes?

I am still not able to find a credible source on 666 Rituals of Detestation apart from the satirical 4chan link... Have they ever been written down ?
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How was the God Emperor of Mankind able to live among Humanity before the Great Crusade?

As I've been reading through the lore, it’s been noted that a standard Space Marine stands head and shoulders from a typical human in terms of height (7-8ft). While a Primarch possesses an average ...
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Did any Necrontyr survive enslavement by the C'tan?

I'm slowly reading through the Necron backstory in their Warhammer40K codex (5th edition). One of the first things mentioned is the bio-transference of all the Necrontyr to be enslaved by the C'tan. ...
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Did the Emperor always have the correct legion in system when meeting a new Primarch?

When reading of the reuniting of the Emperor with each of his Primarch sons it always seems that the Primarch linked up with his legion in a very short space of time. For instance Angron seems to ...
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Was Alexis Polux Chapter Master for longer than Dante?

Polux is said (on Lexicanum and 40k wiki admittedly) to have served for eight centuries as Chapter Master of the Crimson Fists. Although Dante is probably older at 1300+ years, I don't know who has ...
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Do the Ultramarines have Primaris Squads in their 1st Company?

I’m currently painting an army of Primaris Ultramarines and I’d like them to vaguely canonically accurate. I know the 1st company is made up veterans, usually terminators. Does the 1st company also ...
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Are the Primarchs and Emperor Astartes?

So I'm fairly sure in "Virtues of the son" It makes reference to Sanguinius having two hearts. I'm not sure though. I know that the Adeptus Astartes have been augmented and have two hearts. I know ...
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Who did Gregor bind Cherubael to?

Toward the end (as I remember it) of the last Einsenhorn book, Gregor binds Cherubael to one of his warband ? Who was Cherubael bound to ? Was it Fischig ?
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Does Dan A. ever explain Gaunts Ghosts continuity flaws

The Gaunt Ghosts books now span over a decade and beside the books there are countles short stories, spinoff books etc. Does Dan Abnett ever explain some of the flaws in the books or does he just fix ...
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Where was The Sigilite during the fight for Terra?

I'm wondering if anybody knows where The Sigilite was during the Fight for Terra. There is so much coming from Black Library in the past year and I just can't keep up anymore. Is there a book or an ...
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Is the Heretical Status of “In Defence of the Future: A Logical Discourse” based on the preservation of the Emperor?

In the 40k Universe, the foundation of humanity is based on faith in a fair few things, much like a fairly unstable stack of pebbles - each piled up into a tower. Move one, and the whole thing comes ...
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Did the Emperor avoid developing the Primarchs' powers?

We know that the Primarchs were probably all or mostly psykers of some degree. We also know, however, that most of them didn't exhibit significant powers compared to most major canon psykers. Nor do ...
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What is the status of human slavery in the WH40K universe?

It's pretty wide question, which, for sure, contains innumerable sub-questions. For example, is it legal for planetary government to enslave distinguishable part of planet's population (not criminals!...
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How many Space Marine Chapters are lost due to the Tyranid encroachment?

Ultramarines came close to extinction but survived due to the courrage and tenacity of the First Company. I remember reading a while back that the fleets of Tyranid have devouered some planets that ...
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Why are Patience Kys and Kara Swole alive?

I might be totally wrong, but: Doesn't Kara Swole die in the last book of Ravenor? Doesn't the same happen to Kys? If the above are true, how are they alive again in Pariah?
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Did Moties from CoDominium influence the Tau from WH40k?

Tau and Moties seem to share a suspiciously large amount of similarities, from their specialisation into 'careers' to the origin of being a technologically advanced civilisation isolated due to ...
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Can/do Psykers shut down senses in order to increase their psychic powers in the WH 40K universe?

The Astartes videos that have come out over the past 12 months or so have been amazing, especially the last one. However, there is a lot going on in the very short amount of time, so it can be a ...
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Did Lorgar always know Horus would be Warmaster?

Lorgar's plans to overthrow his father had already begun before the Emperor's announcement that he was making Horus Warmaster and leaving the Great Crusade to return to Earth. When the Emperor made ...
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Could the Emperor of Mankind in Warhammer 40k be classified as lich in common sense? [closed]

I wonder how the Emperor of Mankind of the Warhammer 40k universe could be classified in generic fantasy terms. Could he be named a lich?
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Is this girl really Slaanesh?

Is the woman in this image really Slaanesh, the god "She who thirsts"?
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What are the Blood Pact / Sons of Sek ranks?

When reading through Gaunts Ghosts novels I came across Blood pact / Sons of Sek ranks. I remember hearing Gaur and Etogaur but what are those equvalents of in the Guard? Are there others? Guard ...
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When were the Shards of Magnus first mentioned?

I have been reading through the Horus Heresy, and after the attack on Prospero we learn that Magnus was shattered into shards. I know that other Black Library books set in the 41st millennium+ have ...
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Which is the best Space Marine Battles novel? Which should I read next? [closed]

I have recently started reading Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Battles books, Ive read The Battle of The Fang and Architect Of Fate. I really liked both of them, but I'm not sure which one to choose ...
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Does the emperor want to bring Horus Lupercal back?

I had a conversation with someone recently who said the Emperor had someone try to clone Horus Lupercal, but there was no soul to put in the body as Horus has been totally destroyed, which my ...
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Would the Imperium of Man fall if the Emperor finally died? [closed]

How long would Humans last without their golden child? Would they be able to recover from such a death.