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It became much more important post-Heresy TLDR: It's mainly because Chaos Space Marines need to steal Loyalist Marine gene-seed to produce new Marines, their gene-seed is too corrupted to produce new Marines the old fashioned way. Loyalist Marines really don't like it when that happens. If we consider how a gene-seed is created: a gene-seed is implanted in ...


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This is the Horus Heresy, the 30K - there is no God Emperor and the ruling ideology is the Imperial Truth - rationalistic, atheistic view that Emperor tried to create to starve Chaos Gods from believers. Simply speaking, at this stage of the Great Crusade no one heard about Chaos Gods and eventual meeting with demons was described as meeting "very dangerous ...


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He did not really. He was tricked by Tzeentch to do so. From Prospero Burns: ‘The Crimson King was loyal. Misguided, but loyal. So this tragedy need never have happened?’ He couldn't save his legion unless he turned to chaos, which was Tzeentch plan. He has seen Horus turn against the Emperor and wanted to warn first Horus and then the Emperor. The ...


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They were all Ultramarines in disguise, it was a huge training exercise The whole point behind Rules of Engagement was Guilliman wanted to test out the Codex in different scenarios, against traitor marines and also against loyalists. If you read carefully, you'll notice no one actually dies. I think the only way you know someone is incapacitated is when ...


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Note: I am not sure that each Primarch has a defined role after the Great Crusade and the complete unification of the Galaxy as the Imperium of Mankind. Besides being a charismatic leader and a deputy for the Emperor (He cannot be everywhere!) of course. Some had a definite purpose, but it is hard to tell if it was planned by the Emperor from the start, an ...


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Chaos No one being has slain more than a single Primarch, but every Primarch death can be attributed directly or indirectly to the forces of Chaos. For sure, we only know of 4 dead Primarchs. Ferrus Manus: Slain by Fulgrim at the Drop Site Massacre on Istvann V. Sanguinius: Slain by Horus at the Battle of Terra. Horus: Slain by the Emperor at the Battle of ...


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It really depends on the battle. All the Primarchs are better than their peers at something. Pre-Heresy without any warpcraft, in a one-on-one bare hand brawl, Angron would come out on top. Armed with swords and no armour, my money would be on Sanguinius. Corax would be the best assassin of the bunch, while Vulkan literally can't die so technically he ...


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You could say anything during a Warrior Lodge meeting, regardless of rank. Rank didn't exist during meetings, all Brothers were treated as equals so any Marine was free to express his opinion about the Legion or Imperium at large, without fear of reprisal or punishment. Marines from other Legions could speak at Lodge meetings also, an excellent vehicle for ...


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Yes there have been some cases of marines of Loyalist legions that swapped sides, willingly and unwillingly, or even for only a certain amount of time. Captain Alastor Rushal of the Raven Claw legion. In the novella "Prince of Crows" Captain Alastor Rushal from the Raven Claws. Who joined the Night Lords after the events of the drop site massacre on ...


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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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TLDR Through the Imperial Dungeon. Longer Version Most of this is explained in The Master of Mankind. In it several of the characters are led down into the webway from the surface. The journey starts in The Emperor's palace and they're led through the dungeon, into the laboratory, and then emerge in the webway (although the distinction is not as clear as ...


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The Emperor didn't want Magnus and his sons to explore beyond a limited understanding of the warp. Obviously he knew Magnus was psychically gifted, but--and this is the most perplexing thing about 30k--the Emperor sincerely believed he could and should have shielded his Primarchs from learning the true nature of Chaos. It's a fairly naive plan if you think ...


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Kaspar Hauser (30 April 1812 (?) – 17 December 1833) was a German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser's claims, and his subsequent death by stabbing, sparked much debate and controversy. Theories propounded at the time linked him with the grand ducal House of Baden and proposed his birth had been hidden as ...


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I always assumed it was telling the truth It's impossible to know if Ingethel was lying or being sincere, we're never directly told if everything it shows Lorgar is real or completely false. It could have been lying, it is a demon of Chaos after all. I always assumed it was telling the truth. Without Chaos, mankind might have gone on with the Great Crusade ...


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Magnus was created to sit atop the golden throne, he and the Emperor are the only beings capable of surviving it. The 15th legion were formed from the geneseed of Magnus, thus they became psykers. Why he would also make a legion out of them is best explained when looking at the Thunder Warriors, they too were planned to be obsolete from the start yet ...


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If you mean the vision he shared with Ra Endymion in chapter two, then I doubt so. Within the same vision The Emporer says. Men had killed each other for geneterations before my birth, but this was the first murder that had resonance to me, that changed my existence. it was illuminating. He says that before him killing his father's murderer there have ...


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TLDR As you follow the hierarchy/chain of command down less details would be known. Space Marines likely know a little bit more thanks to the knowledge machines downloading the information into their minds. Everyday citizens likely know only basic details. A lot of time and elaborate plans went into creating a web of deception across all humanity. The ...


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The Emperor was not even present at every discovery: Like the other Primarchs, Alpharius and his twin brother Omegon were transported from the Emperor's gene-lab beneath the Himalazian (Himalayan) Mountains of Terra through the Warp by the Chaos Gods and placed on a far-away world in an attempt to prevent the coming of the Age of the Imperium and the ...


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Mortarion is strange in that of the chaos worshiping primarchs (Pertuarbo and Curze never worshiped the pantheon) he joined Horus long before turning to Chaos, where as Fulgrim and magnus had openly started worshiping pretty much as they joined the cause, Angron without openly worshiping Khorne was happy doing his bit for the god of violence. Mortarion ...


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The largest expansion of humanity took place during M15-M25 the Dark age of Technology. This is when Humanity first discovered warp travel and went out into the galaxy inhabiting and populating planets. However Humanity was still split at this point into the nation states and forces that later on the Emperor would conquer and unify into the imperium of ...


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The book that will cover this was announced this year. This has not been covered yet however on 18/08/2018 Games Workshop released a Blog from Warhammer fest. Link to the blog itself. In this blog they describe what will be the final book of the Horus Heresy series. "The Buried Dagger" Which will describe the fall of the Death Guard. And will be written ...


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An earlier sentence in the same paragraph reads (my translation from the French version): It seems that the spread of the Warmaster betrayal had been limited to the Legions that were fighting with him on Istvaan III. We can infer that Ferrus believed that Lorgar didn't betray the Emperor. Why did he come to that conclusion? There are a few elements in ...


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We're never really told, but we can make some reasonably well informed assumptions... We know at least the White Scars continued the practice for some time post-Heresy: The lodges also fostered the appearance of traitor elements within those Legions that remained loyal as a whole during the war, such as the White Scars Once the Heresy began, among loyalist ...


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Honestly this answer is quite similar to your previous question Below is the statline of the different Primarchs along with their point costs, these costs generally correlate with power in combat. As you can see, Corvus certainly is not the runt of the litter but not quite on top either. Forgeworld has not yet released a statline for Lion so that is why his ...


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It is in a bit in the same way, that you would care that your children would live. [..]cells grow and are stored in the Progenoid organs, much like sperm cells or egg cells are stored in the testes and ovaries of normal men and women. When properly cultured by the Apothecaries of a Space Marine Chapter, these germ cells can be gestated into each of the 19 ...


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Your transcription was quite close: it's actually Volk-Sa'ra'am, formerly known as Iron Warrior Volk, later possessed by the Daemon Sa'ra'am, making him an Obliterator. From the Lexicanum: Volk was an Iron Warrior and commander of the 786th Grand Flight during the Horus Heresy. A skilled Lightning Crow pilot during the Great Crusade Volk established ...


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This is briefly mentioned in Prospero Burns, during a conversation between Heoroth Longfang and a rememberer. "When the Allfather sired His pups," said the priest, "He gave each one of them a different wyrd. Each one has a different life to make. One to be heir to his throne. One to fortify the defenses of the Imperium. One to guard the ...


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It was done Pre-Heresy and during it @Daft 's answer is true, however, I would also like to add in that there was still the harvesting of gene-seed by the Space Marine Legions. Here is an example from "Horus Rising" by Dan Abnett, during the pacification of the planet Sixty-Three Nineteen by the Luna Wolves (emphasis mine). Marjex, one of the ...


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It seems that Tallarn had been a victim of the Iron Warriors since (at least) the second edition of the game From Taran (in French - see below) Tallarn avait été autrefois un monde fertile, baigné par la lumière orangée de deux soleils jumeaux. Des océans, des plaines et des jungles luxuriantes couvraient sa surface. Tout cela prit fin au cours de l'...


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It's mentioned again briefly in book 20 "The Primarchs" at the start of the short story "The Lion". Lion El'Johnson appears much less trustful than before and it's mentioned: Trust had been a scarce commodity for the Lion before Horus's betrayal and even then he had been taken for a fool. Perturabo had used his status as a brother to trick the Lion, ...


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