|The Legions of Change
A preview of The Tome of Fate, the upcoming Black Crusade supplement
|Black Crusade | Published 24 April 2012|
“And what [of your] Imperium... It was built with the toil of heroes and giants, and now it is inhabited by frightened weaklings to whom the glories of those times are half forgotten legends."
–Attributed to Ahriman of the Thousand Sons
Last month, we announced the upcoming release of The Tome of Fate, a supplement for Black Crusade. The first of four books delving into the darkest secrets of the Ruinous Powers, The Tome of Fate presents invaluable information on Tzeentch’s dark servants, both daemonic and mortal, and how his influence is felt across the Screaming Vortex. With new weapons and psychic powers to aid them, Heretics can go forth across that unholy stretch of stars and beyond into the depths of the fallen Imperium, ready to challenge Fate and make it their own.
In our most recent preview, we presented a look at Tzeentch’s Thousand and One Plots, and we learned of the inherent futility in any attempt to decipher the Lord of Lies’ countless schemes. Today, we’ll tremble before the raw power of one of his most potent servants, the Thousand Sons Sorcerer.
Exposed to the Warp
Ten thousand years ago, Horus and the Traitor Legions rebelled against the Emperor of Mankind. The resulting civil war tore the Imperium asunder and ended only when Horus was slain by the Emperor’s hand during the Siege of Terra. However, the Emperor was also mortally wounded and subsequently confined to the arcane Golden Throne. He remains there to this day, worshipped by the citizens of the Imperium as a living god. The defeated Legions withdrew from Terra, most splitting into smaller warbands and continuing to wreak havoc amongst the many worlds of the Imperium. Eventually, these traitors were hounded out of Imperial space and forced to seek refuge in the Eye of Terror and the worship of the Dark Gods. The Chaos Space Marines dwell there still, and they remain a constant threat to the stability of the Emperor’s realms.
Of these Legions, the Thousand Sons actively worship the Changer of Ways, plotting and scheming from the shadows, often using trickery and guile to gain the advantage over their foes. The Sorcerers of the Thousand Sons number amongst the most powerful of the servants of Chaos. For centuries they have dwelt within the Eye of Terror, emerging only to pursue new paths of heretical study and inflict vengeance on the Imperium. Exposure to the raw power of the warp, as well as Ahriman’s Rubric, has corrupted these sorcerers in body and mind, while the untold time spent pursuing their dark arts has only magnified their considerable psychic abilities.
Download this excerpt from The Tome of Fate (pdf, 3.2 MB) to learn more, and look for it on store shelves later this quarter!
Black Crusade is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, a setting in the grim darkness of the far future. Players take on the roles of Disciples of the Dark Gods, working against the rule of the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man and in pursuit of personal glory.