Note of Importance: Due to the sheer epic scale of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, it is virtually impossible to fully describe it. For newcomers to the lore, important details will be covered here to facilitate involvement, but extraneous research into backstory will be left to the discretion of the individual player. To begin the incredible(y confusing) journey into the world of Warhammer, click here. It is the 42nd millennium, and the galaxy is burning. More than 12 millennia after the all-powerful God-Emperor of Mankind, the psychically powerful and physically perfect reincarnation of man's most powerful prehistoric shamans, united the war-torn nations of Terra, formed the first Space Marines and their respective Primarchs, set out on his Great Crusade to reclaim formerly human-owned worlds, and was betrayed by his greatest son, the decaying Imperium of Man has slowly begun to experience firsthand the catastrophe that its stagnation has brought upon it. Backstory & Plot (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Backstory & Plot (open) Backstory & Plot (close) Surrounded on all sides by the armies of the Eldar, an ancient race of alien warriors who are single-handedly responsible for much of the destruction prevalent in the modern day and constantly struggle to repair their mistakes and rebuild their empire, the Orks, a violent and brutal race of single-minded war machines, the Necrons, literal war-machines from a bygone age that oppose the Eldar and most any living creature, the Tyranids, a hive-mind from another galaxy that has begun a massive invasion of the Milky Way, the Tau Empire, a relatively new growing collection of star systems led by the alien Tau, and the Forces of Chaos, composed of treacherous Space Marines and cultists of the malevolent Chaos Gods, the Imperium has, on many occasions, formed more Space Marine Chapters to continually grow their army of superhuman warriors. And while Foundings, the events which create new Space Marines, have become fewer and farther between as of late, the 42nd Millennium is responsible for the creation of massive amounts of them, in unprecedented numbers. But not decades following this event, later known as "The Heretical Founding", many of these Space Marine Chapters have gone renegade, abandoning their duties in the Imperium or declaring outright war. Some regard this as a coincidence, while others declare it a deeper conspiracy, citing the highly-questionable genetic material apparent in these renegades. Regardless, a new civil war has erupted in the Imperium: A war between these massive numbers of Renegades and the Loyalist Marines of the Imperium. While many of these Renegades have struck out on their own, possessing the resources or genetic assets to be autonomous, some have banded together to form large semi-Legions of Space Marines. Ultimately, however, any and all of these Renegades are grave threats to the Imperium, and only exacerbate the plethora of other problems it experiences on a daily basis. The above is the basis for the plot. Players (and hopefully the GM) will be playing as Heretical Founding Space Marine Chapters. While they range in their actual levels of "heresy", what I have in mind ranges from vast genetic divergence to simple propensity towards worship of Chaos. Any questions about the basis of the RP or lore, feel free to ask here. I hope to see some players soon.