THE STORY SO FAR...
With every world within a thousand light years of the Eye of Terror
now embroiled in a war that has already claimed countless billions of
lives, a new and unexpected faction has taken a hand in events. The
ever-elusive ships of the enigmatic Eldar have been sighted by the crew
of Imperial Navy vessels, and by troopers on the ground across at least
a dozen sectors.
In the depths of interstellar space, Eldar ships have reportedly intervened
in desperate battles between the Imperial Navy and the Chaos invaders,
on occasion providing aid to Imperial ships and allowing them egress
to the webway portals as they did in the Gothic War, and at other times
attacking them without provocation. The dark cousins of the Eldar prey
on the lesser worlds of the Cadian sector and have even taken slaves
on the feral world of Medusa. It is even rumoured that the legendary
Harlequins have been sighted on the battlefields of Agripinaa and Scelus.
As ever with the mercurial Eldar race, their motivations are as alien
as they are unpredictable.
More disturbing still are the rumours of Chaos Space Marines appearing
from nowhere on the pleasure world of Belisimar, and the intervention
of shimmering metallic warriors in almost every warzone of the Thracian
Primaris system. Bizarrely, the rumours correlate on one fact alone:
the Necrons are fighting alongside the forces of the Imperium, not against
them. This unholy alliance is the only factor halting a full-scale insurgence
across the worlds of the Scarus sector.
The Imperium has long been aware that the Eldar of the Ulthwe craftworld
maintain a strong presence in the vicinity of the Eye. Though little
is known of their ways, it is widely believed that they ultimately work
towards the downfall of the Great Enemy. This opinion has been reinforced
by the appearance of small numbers of black-clad Eldar turning the tide
of battle in crucial battlezones before disappearing once more into
Upon the worlds of the Cadian Gate too the Eldar have been sighted.
The Black Guardians of Ulthwe have taken a hand in a number of battles,
appearing unexpectedly and without any warning upon the surface of planets
thought distant from any Eldar activity. Upon Belis Corona, Eldar Strike
Forces have freed Imperial Navy ground crews from the Chaos legions
beleaguering them, although there are reports from the Cadian system
of the Eldar falling upon themselves in fits of madness, from the Agripinaa
sector of their attacking an Ultramarines Honour Company, and also of
their ghost-ships harbouring daemons.
The Imperium, as ever, view the aliens with extreme mistrust and hatred.
Despite this, and though the motives of the mysterious Eldar remain
unknown, many within the upper echelons of the Imperium pray that their
actions tip the balance in this, humanity’s darkest hour in many thousands
The Imperium Stops Chaos Invasion of St. Josmane's Hope
A Chaos inspired insurrection amongst the convicts of St. Josmane's
Hope succeeded in gaining temporary control of the world. A vicious
Imperial counter offensive subsequently succeeded in liberating parts
of the world but with the arrival of Chaos reinforcements retaking the
place has become untenable and Imperial forces have been all but annihilated.
In order to deny a forward base to the ruinous powers Ursarkar Creed
requested SJH be purged by overloading its generatorium grid to create
a seismic event of catastrophic proportions. As such St. Josmane's Hope
was subject to exterminatus 24 hours after the evacuation notice was
Imperials Dig in for the Long Haul in Besieged Cadia System
Despite the loss of St. Josmane's Hope, the warriors of the Imperium
continue to push back the invading forces of Chaos and their dark allies.
Now that SJH is no longer the target of choice for the Forces of Disorder,
Solar Mariatus has become the new campaign hot spot. Rumors have it
that Ursarkar Creed has ordered this last planet of the Cadia system
be more heavily fortified after the lessons learned at St. Josmane's
Time-Space Distortions Detected
EYE OF TERROR EVENT CARDS
The Waywatcher, a small Imperial scout fleet passing through the Setvan
system, noted elevated levels of tachyon emissions in a number of locations
they visited. Probes were being prepared to be sent out to investigate
the anomalous readings, but the mission was scrubbed when a large Chaos
attack fleet emerged from the Warp and the Waywatcher vessels had to
leave the vicinity. A cross reference of the Imperial databanks finds
similarly heightened readings in systems of the Belial IV and Eidolon
The following event cards were played in Week 2. If you have an event
card and are unsure how to play it, contact your country representative.
(Info should be with your card)
Fear Denies Faith
This card affects the Imbrium, Gudrun, and Lethe Eleven Systems in
favor of the Forces of Disorder.
The shock troops of the Night Lords sew confusion and terror across
the Scarus sector, cutting communications and hanging the corpses of
their victims from every building. Even the strongest in faith find
their confidence shattered when they are forced into an existence of
solitude, darkness and confusion.
The Feasting of Lucius
This card affects the Systems of the Cadia Sector in favor of the
Forces of Disorder.
Lucius the Eternal, favoured son of Slaanesh, has led his Emperor’s
Children to the Cadian sector. The planet they have descended upon,
Belisar, has been plunged into total war, with much of its population
captured, enslaved or worse. It is rumoured that the Emperor’s Children
stage unholy feasts with their shackled and screaming captives first
as ‘guests’, and subsequently as the main course.
He Who Has Nothing Can Still Have Hope
This card affects Ulthor and the other planets of the Agrapinaa System
in favor of the Forces of Order.
Despite the ruthless slaughter wreaked upon the Agripinaa sector by
the Chaos Legions, the spirit of the Imperium remains strong. One among
the common people, Regu Hane, is hallowed as a Saint after single-handedly
driving back a wave of bloodthirsty daemons of Khorne.
The Enemy Within
This card affects Demois Binary in favor of the Forces of Disorder.
As the Grand Fleet of the Despoiler closes on Imperial defences, an
unseen enemy within the ranks of the Demios Binary forces reveals his
hand. The orbital defence platforms are sabotaged, rendered inoperable
and helpless in the face of the invasion.
Domination of the Strongest
This card affects the planets in the Thracian Primaris system in
favor of the Forces of Disorder.
As the forces of Abaddon the Despoiler pour out of the Eye of Terror
the Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes are the first to respond. Those
near the battlefront hurl themselves into combat, those further away
marshal their forces and prepare to voyage to the war. Before they can
embark however detached elements of the Alpha Legion land on a dozen
or more worlds demanding to face the ‘weakling servants of the dead
Emperor’. Unable to decline such blatant challenges several Chapters
are drawn into pointless battle with the Alpha Legion, thereby delaying
Lockheart's Last Stand
This card affects Belisar in favor of the Forces of Order.
Imperial forces are bolstered by the heroic three day defence of Weykand
Gap at Belisar in the Cadian Sector. Captain Lockheart and his men succeeded
in delaying Titans of the Legio Vulcanum long enough for the rest of
the 80th Thracian to escape encirclement and obliteration by the Chaos
War machines. Men everywhere are heartened by the story of one man making
such a difference in these dark times.
This card affects Subiaco Diablo in favor of the Forces of Order.
Imperial Strategos have accurately predicted the whereabouts of a large
flotilla of Chaos transports and Admiral Quarren leads a strike force
to Subiaco Diablo to destroy it before it can take part in the war.
For countless centuries, the Harlequins have
been the masters of the webway...
Deep in the Scarus sector a full scale
insurgence of Chaos has taken place...
Assistance from the Void
A Chaos fleet thought to have
abandoned the immediate sector of Chinchare is instead found raiding
a space hulk...
As the Cadian resistance buckles under
the pressure of invasion, infiltrators invariably creep forward
amongst the ruins...
The Price has yet to be Paid...
As his jetbike topped the ridge, Farseer Ehl'Rath grinned ferociously...