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BL: Advent Day 11 – “Heart of Decay”

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Dec 11 2017

The Black Library brings us Space Marine Relictors in story and song.

If you’ve been waiting to get caught-up on your fill of Black Library back-stories and lore then now is the time of year to jump in. Running from December 1st until December 24th, Black Library will have something to read, listen to, or just check out for all things Games Workshop. You can grab them individually or pick up the whole thing as part of the Advent Calendar Subscription.

Today’s story is an audio adventure that is ostensibly about a pair of Relictors interrogating a captured prisoner, but secretly it’s all about Chaos. This should come as no surprise, because everything in 40K is secretly always about Chaos. Even the Inquisition. Especially the Inquisition.

Advent 2017 – Day 1: Stone And Iron

Advent 2017 – Day 2: Endurance

Advent 2017 – Day 3: Doombound

Advent 2017 – Day 4: Duty Waits

Advent 2017 – Day 5: Key of Infinity


Advent 2017 – Day 6: Gods’ Gift

Advent 2017 – Day 7: Magisterium

Advent 2017 – Day 8: The Assassination of Gabriel Seth

Advent 2017 – Day 9: Now Peals Midnight

Advent 2017 – Day 10: The Witch Takers

Advent 2017 – Day 11: Heart of Decay

via Black Library


Heart of Decay $3.99

A Relictors audio drama

Two heroes of the Relictors Space Marine Chapter interrogate a prisoner – a hideous servant of the Dark Gods, a Traitor Astartes of the Death Guard.

It’s a taut and rather creepy tale about the corruption of Chaos by Ben Counter, whose writing about the Dark Gods is always entertaining.

The Relictors Space Marine Chapter are renowned for gathering artefacts of Chaos and delving into the secrets of the Dark Gods. Captain Vidarna and Apothecary Achaon are tasked with the interrogation – and torture if necessary – of a captured prisoner, a warrior of the Death Guard. After ten thousand years of war and corruption, what secrets might he yield? The pair attempt to find out, with hideous results.

Written by Ben Counter.
Running time 28 minutes. Performed by John Banks, Matthew Hunt and Toby Longworth.

You can buy only the stories that interest you or you can pick-up the entire Black Library Advent 2017 Calendar Event as a single purchase.


Black Library Advent Calendar 2017: The Subscription $59.85


Even this outro is secretly all about Chaos. Just reading it is a double heresy. 

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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