Events of M40

009: The renegade Tech-Priest Veriliad destroys the STC of the phosphex weapons after a ferocious victory on Alcadia Secundus. (Codex: Skitarii, 7th edition)

143: Glutgora, a Daemon Prince of Nurgle, invades the agri world of Pilentos with a force of Black Legionnaires. He devours anything in its path, swelling so much that, in the end, he explodes, giving birth to a million Nurglings. (Codex Supplement: Black Legion, 6th edition)

198: Agents of the Alpha Legion Chaos Space Marines start to infiltrate the hive slums of Ghorstangrand, homeworld of the Emperor’s Swords s Chapter, starting to implant subconscious triggers in the mind of potential candidates to become Space Marine. Most of those are rejected, but many are accepted among the Emperor’s Swords. (Codex Chaos Space Marines, 6th edition)

472: Basilisks tanks with armoured crew compartments are used, alongside the Antroch Lancers of the Astra Militarum, to storm the Vannen River fords during the Waaagh! Drojock. (Chapter Approved 2004)

485: The Alpha Legion invades openly Ghorstangrand, releasing the triggers implanted in the minds of the Emperor’s Swords Space Marines. The Chapter descends in a civil war and is destroyed. The planet is razed and the gene-seed storages emptied. The Alpha Legion then retreats to the Eastern Fringe. (Codex Chaos Space Marines, 6th edition)

559: Guided by Zaraphiston, Abaddon reads the Penumbra Prophecy and the secrets of the six ancient weapons (the Blackstone Fortresses) among the ruins of a former Eldar world. (Codex Supplement: Black Legion, 6th edition)

760: Balthazar von Heppel, Ministorum Envoy, files a report on the beliefs of the Space Wolves Space Marines Chapter. (Codex Space Wolves, 3rd edition)

762: The “Swamprats”, a Catachan formation led by Colonel Gator, fight a nine-years war against the Tyranids on Koralkal VIII. They used to cover themselves in Tyranid ichor to develop a resistance against their toxins and to hide their smell from the Lictors. After a total victory against the swarm, they were forced to a two-years quarantine on a decontamination ship. (Codex Catachans, 3rd edition)

~900: Dante becomes Grand Master of the Blood Angels Space Marines Chapter. (Codex Angels of Death, 2nd edition)

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