• This game is under the Sci-Fi, Horror & Drama genres.
  • The game system is Free-form.
Warhammer 40K: 2nd Somnium Crusade
It is the 41st Millennium.  For more than a hundred centuries The Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth.  He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies.  He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology.  He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.

Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance.  Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will.  Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds.  Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors.  Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few.  But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants - and worse.

To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions.  It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable.  These are the tales of those times.  Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned.  Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war.  There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.

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The year is 386.M41.  For eight years the Archenemy of Mankind has been pouring out of the Somnium Stars, conquering one planetary system after the other.  Unable to suffer the Great Enemy so close to its sphere of control the fortress world of Fel Duran, situated within the neighboring Antemurale Sector, petitioned to the High Lords of Terra to allow them to prosecute a crusade against their most hated foe.

The High Lords agreed.

Emboldened by this decree Fel Duran wasted no time gathering all loyal to the Imperium to its banner and soon a great crusade force was formed.  After six months in Warp transit the crusade force finally arrived to reclaim the lost worlds taken by the Archenemy.

This is your story, oh bloodied wraiths of Fel Duran.

Rise and remember...