Quick summaries of aspects of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and the Only In Death campaign. (There are plenty of sites detailing and summarising Warhammer 40,000 lore out there, so why try and compete?)
Is a malevolent force born of the Warp. Is ruled by four mad gods bent on consuming existence as we know it. Leaks into our realm via rogue psykers, dimensional eddies and tears in reality like The Eye of Terror and the Hadex Anomaly.
Is the dangerous other-realm thorugh which starships must travel to go between stars. Is only navigable by a particular breed of psyker known as a Navigator, who can detect and follow the psychic beacon known as the Astronomican. Gives psykers their powers of the mind – but at the risk […]
Is a secret Chapter made up of Marines seconded from the other Chapters. Is the Space Marine equivalent of the Men in Black: the best of the best of the Chapters’ alien slayers. Is partnered with the Inquisition but is not beholden to it (and vice versa).
Are complete, self-sufficient, self-contained interstellar fighting forces. Are composed of around one thousand Space Marines each, plus many more serfs. Each have their own unique character and livery.
Are power-armoured supersoldiers. Are warrior-monks raised from pre-pubescence to execute the toughest lightning-strike missions. Venerate The Emperor as the greatest, most powerful human being ever to live, but not as a god.
Takes up two thirds of the Milky Way Galaxy. Is a futurist’s nightmare fusion of Dickens’ Industrial Revolution and Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers though a medieval, Gothic lens. Is besieged on all sides AND from within.