In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war…

In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, Mankind teeters upon the brink of extinction. The galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by ravening aliens, and threatened from within by malevolent creatures and heretic rebels. Only the strength of the Immortal Emperor of Terra stands between Humanity and its annihilation. Dedicated to His service are the countless warriors, agents and myriad servants of the Imperium.

Wars rage over airless moons, in the dark, twisted depths of hive worlds and in the cold wastes between stars. From the immaterial realm of warp space, malicious entities send their unspeakable minions to slaughter the Emperor’s chosen. Everywhere, soulless spectres and slavering monsters are poised to extinguish the light of Humanity.
For ten thousand years the Emperor has reigned over the Imperium of Man. For ten thousand years his armies have conquered worlds and battled across the vastness of space in the defence of his empire. And for ten thousand years the forces of the Emperor’s Inquisition have fought a secret war to defend humanity from its worst enemies – the alien, the heretic and demon.

This is a war fought as much with hearts and minds as with guns and blades. It is a war that must be fought without mercy, without end. It must be fought in the dark, forgotten places of the galaxy, where the light of the Emperor is but a dim flicker and the shadows of the forces that oppose him gather and grow strong. If the fight is lost, heresy and possession will run out of control and the Emperor, mankind’s saviour and protector, will be doomed.

Heresy of the Highest

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