There’s a lot of dark corners in the universe. Here are just a few of our favorites and some possible answers.
Was the 21st (Cursed) Founding related to Cawl’s Primaris Program?
The Twenty First Founding was the largest Founding of Space Marine Chapters since the Second Founding. It took place shortly before the Age of Apostasy, in 991.M35. The focus of the Twenty First Founding was perfecting and removing deficiencies in flawed gene-seed. It is known as the Cursed Founding, because of the appalling bad luck that dogged the Chapters created. There are reports of hidden genelabs being uncovered far from terra with oversized Astartes specimens, all dead and bearing unknown organs for the era.
What happened to the Brainboyz? (and what would the Ork race be if they returned)
Legend says the smallest amongst Orkoids created their larger brethren as a hardy race of survivors, they were wiped away in a great plague long ago, leaving the galaxy’s current Orks as their legacy. Other legends say the Old Ones make the “Krork” to be utterly self-sufficient and the galaxy’s best survivors – to endure long after their creators faded from history.
Who created a map of ancient Terra deep underground on the far side of the galaxy?
A tale emerged from early in the Great Crusade from a Luna Wolves legionary who bore witness to an event he described as something akin to fear. The Emperor discovered a long-dead world on the far side of the galaxy with deep subterranean structures. In the deepest chamber, the Master of Mankind discovered an enormous map of Terra as it existed many tens of thousands of years in it’s past. The Emperor studied it for some time before ordering it put to the torch and leaving without another word.
Were the Zoats scouting or fleeing from the Tyranid hivefleets?
Creatures described as matching the description of zoats were reported in Imperial space in M38. They were sentient, could communicate and said they were fleeing slavish oppression. Some say the Zoats were a slave race that broke free of the Hive fleets, while others speculate they are scouting organisms of a different mechanism than Genestealers who range ahead of the full Hive fleets. By the time of M39 there are no known traces of them left.
What happens If you put a Culexis Assassin in the Golden Throne? It’s probably bad.
Horus himself planned to use a daemonic anti-psyker to assassinate the Emperor during the Heresy. The mere concept of a Pariah entering the Imperial Throneroom is disquieting. A psychic null taking a seat in the Golden Throne that is the focus of the Astromonican will probably void all kinds of warranties. Of course getting past the Companions would be a challenge.
Are the Men of Iron staging a comeback?
The Adeptus Mechanicus fear AIs above all other heresy. The Men of Iron once almost totally destroyed mankind over 15,000 years ago, before being destroyed by a multi-racial alliance lost in the mists of time. Is UR-025 the only survivor of his race, or he traveling the galaxy with something grander in mind?
Are the Alpha Legion pulling “an inside job” on Chaos itself?
Alpharius/Omegon were shown a dark future of the Imperium where an ignorant mankind and mechanicus lived empty superstitious lives under the corpse of the Emperor – his great secular vision eradicated. To avoid this future he was offered a path to let Horus win the Heresy, allowing chaos to quickly rise to the heights of power, then consume itself in the flames of mankind’s death. Choosing this patch to destroy chaos didn’t turn out exactly as planned, but the Alpha Legion are enigmatic, secretive, plot and scheme in the long-term, and still use the battle cry “For the Emperor” to this day.
Are half of the Ultramarines descendants of one of the missing Legions?
It is noted during the Heresy that the vast Ultramarines legion was not always so large, and swelled dramatically around the time one or both of the missing primarchs/legions were censured.
Speaking of the missing Legions – I want ONE good reason the Traitor Primarchs have bitten their tongues?
While the Loyalist’s tongues may still be held by honor, exactly why would any of the Daemon Primarchs hold onto the secret for 10,000 years? Surely if they are willing to fall to Chaos, they wont mind telling about what really happened to their two siblings.
What REALLY happened to the Squats?
For 10 years they were a thriving part of the universe, with an semi-autonimus status similar to the Ad-mech. Then they dissappear without trace for 20 years, only to start to slowly but surely reappear in the galaxy. The Squats clearly exist and don’t seem to unduly bother the citizens of Necromunda. Where are they, and what have they been doing? Because I have a feeling we will be seeing more of them in the years ahead.
~ What do you think is going on with these mysteries?