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Gods and Daemons- Warhammer 40,000: Grim Dark Lore

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Warhammer 40,000: Grim Dark Lore Part 10 – Gods and Daemons

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Warhammer 40,000: Grim Dark Lore Part 10 – Gods and Daemons
The Chaos God Slaanesh was born of the Aeldari species’ uncontrolled hedonism and amoral pursuit of every excess and pleasure. But Slaanesh was not alone in the Warp. Three other Ruinous Powers existed to plague Humanity and all of the other sentient races of the galaxy – Khorne, Nurgle and Tzeentch.

Khorne is the Blood God, the deity of wrath and murder. Nurgle the Plague Lord is the patron of despair and disease. Tzeentch is the Lord of Change, the champion of change, sorcery and knowledge. Together with Slaanesh, the Dark Prince of Chaos, they represented the Great Enemy to the Emperor’s plan to reunify Humanity.

The Chaos Gods, aided by their daemonic servants and mortal cultists, saw the birth of the Eye of Terror as their greatest window on a mortal world they had long hungered to add to their own dominions. They would break down the barriers between reality and the Warp, until all of Creation had been subsumed within the Immaterium, just like the worlds of the lost Aeldari Empire.

Only the Emperor, the embodiment of true order, stood against them, with his vast fleets and his armies of Space Marines and Primarchs.

Among his fractious kin, Tzeentch was the first to see the true danger the Emperor represented, an attempt to cut Humanity off from the Warp and starve the Dark Gods of the psychic energy they needed to survive and thrive.

And so the Lord of Change united his brethren to steal away the Master of Mankind’s children, the Primarchs, and scatter them across the galaxy.

But the Emperor would not be deterred, and launched his Great Crusade without them, hoping against hope that he might yet meet his sons again among the stars…

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  1. AoS revealed that Nurgle is also the patron of life, as his home is a garden of bacteria and spores of all kinds. Also, the Great Horned Rat is permanently a major deity now.