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What exactly made them enter to the Eye of Terror after Horus fell? Its been bugging me recently as it occured to me that it cant have been a fall-back plan as Horus would have never expected to fail so no retreat would have been planned. No mention is made of the EoT in heresy fluff before this unless Im mistaken.
I remember reading somewhere a while back the the Loyalists drove the Legions towards the EoT-and again why? What were the loyalists hoping to acheive?
Was it the Traitor Legions only hope of escape to go blindly in to the EoT?
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I think they went there as they had the loyalists on their heels and the closer they get to the eye the longer/stronger demons are in the material world Sort of they get stronger the closer they are so it makes sense.
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That's interesting actually, I'd like to know more. Did they -know- about the whole daemon thing by then or did some greater daemon whisper in their ear 'hey I know this cool place with lots of freaky stuff that you can hide in'?
I’m sure the gods of chaos knowing their influence and powers are greater in the eye of terror, would have guided their strongest champions into the eye.
Now do you think that they foresaw that Horus would fail, but succeed in crippling the emperor, thus allowing them to wage war after war on the mortal realm, thus prolonging the struggle of "good vs. evil"?
If they had succeeded would it have been much fun to turn on each other?
I think the chaos gods like it this way.
Most the Legions had fully embraced Chaos by that time, so the Eye of Terror was a natural safe haven by their standards. The dedicated Legions had all been fully corrupted and the Word Bearers and Black Legion weren't much farther off. Night Lords couldn't have found any safe harbor elsewhere due to their reputation, and their psychological-warfare emphasis doesn't work well when you're defending a fixed position (conquered planets) against a genocidal Naval Crusade. Conversely, psy-ops are useful to know in the emotion-fueled Warp.
The only two holdouts were the Alpha Legion, who had a galaxy-spanning "Cold War" underway, and the Iron Warriors who refused to enter the Eye until they'd humiliated the Imperial Fists at the Steel Cage incident.
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All the following conclusions based on the HH fluff:
At this point the majority of the Traitor Legions didn't know too much about the warp/Chaos deities, they were following their Primarchs, who were following Horus, who was using the Chaos Gods as tools (in his mind). The Primarchs, and those in the know, would only have the most basic idea of warp entities, so its natural that they would flee to the region of space that is a blending of the warp and real space. The fact that it would be difficult for the Imperium to follow would only be a bonus.
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The Chaos legions were driven there because the loyalists had no choice. They had suffered huge losses and the resourcs to pursue the traitors weren't available, the rest of the Imperium was in flames and needed to be brought back under control.