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Say Horus wins, he takes over the Imperium, What then? How would he run things? Would there be any organizational structure at all? Even if he didn't take over but even survived and kept a piece of the imperium as his own empire to have enternal. I think horus had plans to rule and not just destroy the imperium. Sides, the chaos gods (well tzeentch) need the imperium to survive as a rival. As odd as it sounds.
I think it would not make a whole lot of difference, personally. That's the fun that is "40k" : the imperium right now is about as evil as chaos is!
Chaos is ultimately self-defeating. The only exception might be Tzeentch, but the Weaver of Fate is so mysterious that we really know nothing about him. If any proponent of Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh or Undivided were to hold sway over the galaxy, both they, their opponents, and Chaos itself would vanish after a relatively short period of time, having destroyed themselves in bloody combat, decay, bottomless hedonism or terrible infighting.
If you haven't read Legion, this is something of a spoiler - you have been warned.
But, according to the novel Legion, Horus is destined to actually rid the universe of Chaos is if had won the Heresy. He would have risen to power, then, in a sort of subconscious guilt, and then spurred humanity into self-destructive wars, infighting, and such until humanity pretty much wiped itself from existence, saving the rest of the races of the galaxy from ever having to encounter Chaos.
It's incredible, I think at least, that someone who was thought of as one of the most evil people in galaxy, was still truly a 'decent' human being underneath it all.
"If you can wait til I get home, then I swear we can make this last."
Yeah. But HH novels? I mean.. come on.
If Horus won, nobody would be there to protect regular Joe Imperial from the worst parts of Chaos and humanity would become Eldar MkII with a new massive permanent Warp storm created and the known universe would be pretty much fooked.
Read the Daemon Codex
Last edited by omegoku; September 26th, 2008 at 12:24.
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I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff