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"It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor of Mankind has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the vast Imperium of Man for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day so that he may never truly die.Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in His name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat to humanity from aliens, heretics, mutants -- and far, far worse. To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be relearned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods."

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About Warhammer 40,000

Warhammer 40,000 is a science fantasy tabletop war game set in approximately the year 40,000 AD, created by the British hobby company Games Workshop and first published in 1987. Games Workshop also created Warhammer Fantasy Battles, a table-top war game whose fictional dark fantasy universe, first published in 1983, was the basis for Warhammer 40,000 and whose miniatures gaming system was the foundation for The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. The game is a hobby enjoyed by thousands of people across the world and includes modelling and painting a full army of miniatures who represent the various forces of Order and Chaos in the dark, dystopian future of the 41st Millennium. The Warhammer 40k Wiki is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate, and accessible encyclopedia and reference for all official, canon-only information related to Warhammer 40,000. The database is organized in a Wiki structure, which allows an incredible level of interconnectedness and expansion. We started in July 2005, were refounded in May 2010 after a long period of drift by Lead Administrator Montonius and the database currently includes 3,789 articles. If you're new to the Warhammer 40k Wiki, please join us! Visit the Help page and experiment with the Sandbox to learn how you can contribute to any article right now! However, if you are going to contribute, we ask that you do not create an article unless you intend to complete it and that you possess enough knowledge of the topic and English language skill to write an enjoyable, intelligible piece on your subject of interest. All articles contributed to the Warhammer 40k Wiki will be edited by an administrator for grammar, content and adherence to the Warhammer 40k Wiki's stylistic guidelines. Continue reading...

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