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Worshipers and worshiping, they need lots and lots of both. GW leaves the exact mechanics vague (probably) in order to give their army of authors some leeway when writing new army books or novels / short-stories. It differs from 40k to Fantasy too, but generally the Chaos gods need a huge amount of worshipers doing whatever it is that particular Chaos god ...


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Black was always the signature color of some units in the Luna Wolves/Sons of Horus 1st Company (which as was typical for the legions contained their elites). Both the Justaerin Terminators and the Catulan Reavers wore all or mostly black; it may also have been used by the company as a whole. It would hardly be surprising for the Sons of Horus to want their ...


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You're asking about Isha. Isha is the Eldar Goddess of the Harvest, Fertility, Life, Healing and Growth and the mother of the Eldar race in Eldar Mythology. She is the mate of the god Kurnous, the God of the Hunt. The only truly benevolent member of the Eldar Pantheon, it is said that it was Isha who intervened and created all non-Eldar life in the ...


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Malal was dropped due to copyright, retconned and eventually became Malice Malal popped up in the 80s, but due to disagreement between GW and the pair of authors who actually created him, it was not clear who owned the copyright so he was dropped. Use of Malal in further Games Workshop productions ceased around 1988, the same year the first of the two Realm ...


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It is early M42 I previously assumed it was 999.M41, but with a bit more research, I've found that M42 has begun. The Chronology of Events in the 40k universe has a section dedicated to M42. While no specific events have occurred, there is an account of what the general state of the universe is now... As a new millennium dawns, the Imperium of Man faces ...


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The caption that describes the redaction "for the sake of discretion, brevity, and decency" leads me to believe that they're talking about His Divine Majesty's Most Holy Inquisition. The Inquisition deals primarily with heretical cults, demons, and aliens - things that the average Guardsman is not supposed to concern himself with, save for an appropriate ...


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Other Chaos gods. You forgot that gods keep fighting with each other even when cooperation would bring a crushing defeat to the reality - this is simply their nature. The best example comes from the latest development in the universe: Cadia has fallen and only the return of Roboute Guilliman has prevented of the fall of Ultramar. What Chaos did? Instead of ...


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Not a lot is known about what happens in 42M. From Ciaphas Cain Novels we can see that Inquisition is still in working order as Amberley Vail publishes the Cain Archive and that new books are still published because Amberley Vail uses them for extracts in the Cain Archive. You can try looking up 42M here.


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Malal was subject to legal and copyright issues and so was scrapped. It's unlikely you'll find much more of a mention of him passed the late 80's. Here is what Tony Ackland has said about it; the full post gives quite a bit of detail on the character if you're interested. TA: By the second image you mean the one with MALAL written in the upper left hand ...


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I can't speak for all of the various works, but at least with the Horus Heresy series with the Black Library, they had an overall editor and the authors themselves would get together to discuss the stories and direction, especially as the series grew to a close and they moved on to the siege of Terra. The authors often talked about this in the 'afterwords' ...


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The diorama was made in the mid 90s, way before they fleshed out the story of the heresy and details like what the pre-heresy colours of the legion were. You can't expect something 25 years old to perfectly reflect the modern lore of 40k. I mean... Did you see the duel of the Emperor vs. Horus diorama by Mike McVey while you were there? That's another ...


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