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BL: Advent – Day 15 “The Battle for Hive Markgraaf”

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Dec 15 2017

Today’s story is about the survivors of Cadia, doing Cadian things–fighting traitors and mounting dangerous assaults.

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 Black Library Tale is a story of Cadian Troopers, though I’m not really sure what makes them Cadian. I see absolutely no mention of Maple Syrup, Hockey, Beer, the interjection eh? or people pronouncing about differently than you might think. And looking at the cover, I’m pretty sure there’s no poutine in the story either–nor any mention of Cadian history. Like the discovery of the warning signs of a stroke, or the Halifax Explosion.

But even if it wouldn’t really pass muster as a Cadian Heritage minute, the story does still seem pretty good–a brave trooper deals with heretics while processing her grief about the death of Cadia. Action AND feelings. What more could you want? Aside from more of the rich tapestry of Cadian lore–like the Mounties.

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

Advent 2017 – Day 12: Dreams of Unity

Advent 2017 – Day 13: The Old Ways

Advent 2017 – Day 14: First Lord of the Imperium

Advent 2017 – Day 15: The Battle for Markgraaf Hive

via Black Library

The Battle for Markgraaf Hive $3.99

A Warhammer 40,000 story

Survivors of a dead world, the troopers of the Cadian 101st regiment defend Hive Markgraaf, bringing death to traitors in the name of the planet they lost.


As well as being an action-packed tale of the Astra Militarum, this story shows the feelings of the Cadians on the loss of their world as they continue to defend others

The Cadian 101st regiment wage war in the depths of Hive Markgraaf. Trooper Minka, wracked by doubts and fears about the future of her regiment and her people, grits her teeth and gets on with the job of defeating the heretics who haunt the hive city. Mounting a dangerous assault into the darkest reaches of the ancient structure, they prepare to defend the planet in its darkest hour – as they failed to do with Cadia.

Written by Justin D Hill

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

Oh Cadia! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True Imperium strong and free! From far and wide, O Cadia, we stand on guard for thee. Emperor keep our land glorious and free! O Cadia, we stand on guard for thee. O cadia, we stand on guard for thee.

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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