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Could someone please tell me the fluff about the 13th Black Crusade. I know the beginning (roughly) but could someone tell me about how it ended and all that, any interesting stuff etc.
I shall destroy all who stand in my way. The Emperor shall be reborn in me, the Primarchs shall be remade in me. I shall cast down the Dark Gods, the Star Gods shall be consumed just as they consumed their brothers. Those who fell shall be redeemed, those who remained pure shall be rewarded. The Imperium shall regain its power and the Dark Age of Technology will seem like nothing. For I am the Numen and I am coming
Black Crusades are small raids to sector-spanning conflicts and are made by Abaddon the Despoiler to reach and break the Cadia Gate outside the Eye of Terror. There is official site for the 13th Black Crusade check here also there is a book made from Black Library with lots of info about The 13th Black Cruasade , this book is the most comprehensive retrospective source you will find.
MEAT IS MURDER
I don't know much about the black crusade, but I believe the Imperium scraped through. The Crusade was halted, but at great cost to Cadia and surrounding systems.
It's in Codex: Eye of Terror. My copy's current AWOL, so another one sounds in order.
It also has some interesting consequences for the significance of Cadia; the pylons on the planet, long believed to be the source of the safe channel into the Eye, destroyed themselves trying to ward off a warpstorm. It makes Cadia much less important in the grand scheme of things, if indeed the pylons were the cause of the safe passage.
Essentially Cadia got pwn3d. The Imperial line holds but just barely, and it's likely to be overrun as the Chaos hordes gather the last of their renegade forces. Ahriman ripped his way into the Webway attempting to storm the Black Library. He was nearly succesful but was stopped by the Ulthe Eldar and Harlequins that were strengthened when an entire lost craftworld showed up ready to fight. This means some new things for the Eldar. Things don't look good for the Imperium. You can read the whole thing by searching the Eye of Terror campaign website. They have a whole pdf ready for download that has all the results.
"If you can wait til I get home, then I swear we can make this last."
Things never look good for the Imperium "The Imperium is about to fall" has become a manata on the brink of becoming White Noise to me.
Rather like the Borg in Startrek- originally they creepy voice did the "We are the Borg you will be assimilated, your technological and biological distinctions will be added to our own" It may have gone on longer.
Anyway by the time they got to Voyager they got to "We are.." then they shut off the transmission before it finished because they knew what it would say. That is how I feel about the doom and gloom of the Imperium!