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So i have resently finished reading Angels of Darkness, and i have a few things i would like to throw out for discussion
1. I have heard many times that Luther and the rest of the fallen were taken away by the warp storm, however in the book it says that Luther is accually somewhere in the depths of the rock. So is this considered canon?
2. Do people agree with what the what Astelan said that the lion was waiting to see who won?
3. Does anyone know why the fallen were after the geenseed and if there is a second book?
1. Luther is held in the depths of the Rock, and this is a secret that only the Grand Master of the Dark Angels knows. The only bigger secret, one that apparently only the Emperor and the Watchers in the Dark know, is that Lion El'Jonson is also hidden within the Rock.
2. It would certainly make the fluff more interesting. The only other source of Lion El'Jonson Heresy fluff leaves that ambiguous, which is a good way to do it in my opinion.
3. There is no second book unfortunately, and as for taking the geneseed, it could be many reasons. Making new Fallen, gathering it for other Chaos renegades/Traitor Legions, or even to attack the Dark Angels where they are most vulnerable.
Luther was never taken away from Caliban upon its destruction, he remained in the monastery after the battle against lion el'jonson, shattered physically and mentally. So yes...quite canon
Chaos Lord: .....
Somthing I've wondered about that. How/why is Luther still alive? It's been 10,000 years, was he granted immortality by the forces of chaos? Do they keep him in the freezer and only thaw him out for a few days torture every century or so?
In the 41st millenium there is no such thing as paranoia, the universe realy is out to get you!
El'Jonson first learned of Horus's actions before the drop site massacre - he actually returned from the Eastern fringe in time to meet Perturbo on his way to Isstvan V but avoided joining the attack on Horus on the grounds that he hadn't brought the bulk of his forces.
This raises a difficult point - if he believed that the loyalists would win at Isstvan why didn't he join Perturbo and Manus for the attack - the whole reason he met with Perturbo was to push his case to be the next warmaster and ducking out of the fight wasn't going to win him friends.
On the other hand, if he believed Horus would win at Isstvan and push through to Terra, something suggested by the fact that he went for the siege weapons, why did he only bring a small force? Why was the legion left on the fringe?
After meeting Perturbo El'Jonson headed back to the fringe, and still hadn't set course for Terra by the time the Night Lords had finished at Isstvan and returned to attack them. Ultimately the siege was underway before El'Jonson's forces made a move, and it was all over by the time he arrived.
The night lords themselves had a significant presence on terra during the siege (as per the 'soul hunter' book)
Significantly this was not a short war - it took more than 7 years for El'Jonson to make his move.