Welcome to the 41st Millennium
It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor 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 Imperium for whom a
thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.
Yet in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battle fleets 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, bioengineered
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 but a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present
threat from aliens, heretics, mutants—and worse.
To be a man is such times is to be one amongst untold billons. It is to live in the cruellest and
most bloody regime imaginable. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been
forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim
darkness of the far future, there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of
carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of the thirsting gods.
, a role playing game set in the dark gothic future of the Warhammer 40k universe. Your GMs will be
This is both of our first times GMing this system so bear with us and welcome to the Imperium!