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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Defenders, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood, Cybernetica cohorts and Skitarii legions, and the Titan Legion, Legio Draconis, known as the Dark Dragons.

Oh, and I'll throw in the Thousand Sons from time to time because they're my favorite Space Marine Legion. I refuse to believe that they are Traitors! They're just...ahem...secretly loyal to the Imperium!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Blackstone 101

Warhammer Community has posted on the Blackstone lore today! As part of the Adeptus Mechanicus Legio Cybernetica force from the forge world Draconis IV and the Imperial Knights of House Yato from Draconis III, I'm invested in this new development! And you, the Draconian Guardsmen of Draconis III, will be roped into our efforts of seizing the blackstone from xenos scum's claws, because you're the vassal Imperial Guard regiments of the revered House Yato. As your regimental Commissar, I'll be briefing you guys briefly today on what to expect during your tour on our neighboring forge world.

The Blackstone stuff found all over these new forge worlds can be used to save the Imperium from the Great Rift! ...or doom them to oblivion forever. But first we have to wrench it out of the hands of the Necrons.

You can read the Warhammer Community article for this, but essentially they can be used to either nullify the warp...or amplify it. Your choice.

That arsehole Abaddon destroyed the Cadian pylons by ramming a Blackstone Fortress into it (f-er!), and also dooming the vaunted world of Cadia. Fortunately, the pylons in Cadia aren't the only Blackstone structures in the galaxy, and we're finding lots of them all over the forge worlds the Adeptus Mechanicus have been unearthing. And now we can use these Blackstone stuff to shut down the warp.

...a Blackstone Fortress? Go play Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Stupid f-er went and stole the Blackstone Fortresses from the Imperium during the 12th Black Crusade, during the Gothic War. We kicked his ass and sent him fleeing back to the Eye of Terror while destroying a couple of them, but he still had 2 left.

Now 1 is destroyed after being used to ram Cadia, and the other was given to Huron Blackheart during the 13th Black Crusade.

In any case, Abaddon wants the Blackstone Fortresses for the other side of the coin - to amplify the warp rather than neutralize it.

Long story short, Necrons either created the Blackstone stuff or they stole it from the Old Ones. Who knows? Games Workshop is deliberately being vague here, and I doubt the Necrons will answer nicely if we ask them.

What we do know for sure is that these dastardedly skeletal xenos scum are waking up from tomb worlds all over the galaxy and then selfishly and arrogantly trying to lay claim to our Blackstone stuff, which by right belongs to us because we, the Imperium of Man, are the present masters of the Galaxy. They have no right to be entitled to what should be our birthright - domination possession of all things in the galaxy of MEN.

Do you really need to ask? Have you forgotten that I'm your regimental Commissar? charges plasma pistol

But since I'm a kind and understanding Commissar personally trained by the legendary Lord Commissar Ciaphas Cain himself, allow me to explain it to you in terms that even a simple guardsman can understand.

We cannot allow such powerful artifacts to fall into the hands of terrifying xenos scum. And we need the Blackstone stuff to shut down the Great Rift and nullify the warp, in order to save humanity from Chaos, Traitors, Heretics and Emperor knows what other horrors await us from the other side of the warp, such as REDACTED. Ahem, sorry, that's information privvy only to the Inquisition and the Commissariat. Excuse my slip and forget what I just said (or I'll have to execute you). Anyway, you shouldn't be questioning the Emperor's word. Just take it from me - we're going to need the blackstone stuff to shut down the warp and achieve galactic supremacy for our Imperium. What greater honor could possibly exist?

By volunteering to be the pilots of the newly forged Armiger Warglaives. There won't be enough Knights for all you Guardsmen, so the rest of you will do your standard armor deployment in your Leman Russ tanks. The Skitarii will offer infantry support - and while some of you might be tempted by the priesthood of the Adeptus Mechanicus for cybernetic implants in exchange for joining the Skitarii, uh, let's just say you'll end up being lobotomized like those servitors over there. You should just serve the Emperor out of your free will rather than have your brain cut open and be programed to do so. But that's just me. Like the cogboys said, every one of us is a cog in the greater machine that is the Imperium, and we all have our own way of serving.

Now, go, Draconians! Start up your tanks! We're going to clear Draconis IV of xenos scum! Let no Necron survive!

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