40K: The Dark Angel’s Final Secret

The Dark Angels have some big secrets – but this one could rock The Rock!

We’ve got our hands on the new Codex: Dark Angels and we’ll be covering it all week long. But as we were flipping through the book, the literal last paragraph in the book had us pretty excited. I’ll let you see for yourself:

For YEARS Dark Angel players and loremasters have known about The Lion Sleeping in the heart of The Rock. Over at Lexicanum, the records show that he was mortally wounded in the battle with Luther:

The battle between Luther and Jonson was titanic, but ended with a psychic attack that mortally wounded Jonson. Luther then realised what he had done, as if a veil had been lifted from in front of his eyes. He fell to the floor, unwilling to fight any more, but it was too late for Jonson. The gods of Chaos realised they had lost again, and sent a massive warp storm to wrack the surface of the planet. It then broke apart under the strain, destroyed all but for the monastery of the Order which had been protected by vast force-fields. When the Dark Angels descended to the, now, asteroid, they searched the ruins and found Luther mumbling that Jonson had been taken by the Watchers in the Dark and would return one day and forgive him for his sins. The Dark Angels could not find any trace of their Primarch. The rest of the Dark Angels who had been converted by Luther were sucked into the warp and scattered around the galaxy, now named The Fallen.

But now, not only do we have GW certified confirmation of his whereabouts, we also have confirmation that he is indeed 100% healed! Anyone want to take a guess at how it will be before we get a new “Loyalist” Primarch? It’s only a matter of time now…


Quick, someone get some smelling salts to The Rock, stat! 

  • That…was all pretty much known fact already? The only “new” confirmation is that Luther is gone, and I believe that was coming up anyway, with how the Changeling infiltrated the Rock and skipped around in the cellars, back during Curse of the Wulfen/Wrath of Magnus.

    • Crevab

      BoLS gets a lot of deserved flak, but read the article again. It’s a confirmation, not a revelation

      • Confirmation we’ve had for a few editions. Might as well confirm that the Flesh Tearers are Blood Angels descendents or Roboute Guilliman was held in stasis on Macragge.

        • kingcobra668

          Those aren’t very equal at all

          • LeeZaphur

            That last paragraph is the exact same as the one in the 7th edition codex. It was already confirmed. Luther being gone is an entirely different story. It’s page 32 under Company Veterans very last paragraph of the section labelled The Rock.

          • Urban Bungledorph

            If you already know everything then these articles aren’t for you. The majority of 40k’s fan base have a hard time keeping up with each and every thing so this article is for them.

          • LeeZaphur

            Right, I seen an article with a title “The Dark Angels Final Secret” and expect something more then what I already have known for 15+ years. Sorry in that very long amount of time you haven’t caught up but that’s a you problem and I can and will look at any article and comment if I wish. Weather I know the information it’s providing or not. Try joining some Facebook pages if you have trouble keeping up. Also I didn’t state “I know everything” I was being informative and given a source in a recent edition with the same information aside from Luther escaping. Also the last paragraph of the article leads you to believe this is brand new information that GW has just confirmed and released when in fact the only information that is new is Luther escaping. Again I apologize that 15 years wasn’t enough time for you to brush up on at least the basics of army lore.

  • bigpapapostule

    You misspelled “traitor”

  • Jack

    He will come back at the end of the year as a daemon prince

  • ieyke

    Traitor scum.

  • Arthfael

    Nothing new about this blurb, the information regarding Johnson is already almost identical on page 26 of the 6th Ed codex!

    • kingcobra668

      And Luther?

      • Arthfael

        I am thinking of not commenting on BoLS anymore, as in all of my last comments this week I have made quite a fool of myself…

        • eMtoN

          Just give in to the dark side and go full troll

  • John John Slade

    Yes. However, what didn’t Dark Angels know that one day that one them will open the helm and openly said: “I am Alpharius!”

    • bfmusashi

      All non-primaris marines and Bjorn are Alpha Legion infiltrators.

      • John John Slade

        “Just as planned!”
        – Tzeentch

      • euansmith

        I thought it was that all Primaris Marines are Alpha Legion.

        • palaeomerus

          Alpha Legion defectors who infiltrated in M31 and are now returning because the alpha legion even infiltrate and betray themselves.

          • euansmith

            “Oh, what a tangled web we weave
            When first we practise to deceive!”

            I do like to imagine the Alpha Legion as being characters in a Philip K Dick story, or Burroughs “Naked Lunch”; unsure of whom they are working for, and what objective they are supposed to be working towards.

  • orionburn III

    Wonder how long “long healed” actually is. I mean I’d be kind p.o.’d if my boys had me tucked away for a couple thousand years and didn’t wake me up because they didn’t think I was ready to come out to play again.

    It would make for a good story arc for the Lion to return and be not to pleased with his own chapter and/or the current state of the Imperium. And I hope one day that finally shed some more light on the Watchers.

    • Harry_Jamieson

      Might be the other way around though – his boys keep trying to get him out of bed but he’s like “No, not now, i’m sleeping here!”

  • Domenico Malavisi

    Wow great “new” info.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Is this any of this really a shocker? Moving on….

  • Matthew Bradbury

    Ive been playing dark angels since 5th editio and that paragraph about being fully healed is copy pasted in every dex since then word for word. Its amazing how little bols actually knows about warhammer when they aren’t posting atrocious waac netlists

    • palaeomerus

      It’s a King Arthur reference

  • Drpx

    This is my surprised face -_-

  • Neil Carleton

    Well this is certainly news. Very, very, very old news.

  • Greg MacLean

    This was copy pasted from 6th ed… come on.

  • Manuel Bateman

    well if they were reporting real news only we only have to check the site once or twice a week and we’d complain that nothing is getting posted.
    because we are all nerd and need our daily warhammer fix 😀
    also its is pretty interesting for people who are not as deep into the hobby

  • Christie Bryden

    im begining to suspect that the main focus of this edition will be to get the codexs out, new models for the few factions that need them (and space marines becouse of them being the inflated poster boys)

    then new releases will more be tied into campagins like wrath of magnus was.

    • Kabal1te

      I rather hope that to be the case

  • euansmith

    “His wounds long healed, he awaits a time when his is most needed, when the clarion call of battle a slump in sales summons him to once more lead his sons to defend the Imperium of Man the share value of Games Workshop.”

  • odeepie

    typical incompetent dark angels let luther get away lol

  • Fraser1191

    The real question is, what colour is his armour going to be in 40k?

  • Eric Miles

    Lion > Roboute

    Just saying.

    • palaeomerus

      Robute Leads 500 world strong mini empire and is highest Lord of Terra, regent of the Imperium.
      Lion Still… has SOME of his homeworld left. Well rested.

  • Atogrim

    Oh BolS…Know your fluff 101.

  • Jasko

    Old news, except that Luther is missing now. I was also a little disappointed that Gav Thrope did not include Azrael’s first meeting with him in the Space Marine Legends novel. Kind of a momentous occasion. But nothing.