The War for the Emperor's Soul
Chapter 2 Opening
It is the savage beast of war that drives Mankind on his course and pursues him to his destruction. It feeds upon his terror. It grows more hungry with each passing year, and soon it shall consume him whole.
The Age of Battle is begun. The fires of war burn brightly from star to star. Everywhere the fortresses of Man are steeped in blood and ancient enemies appear from the darkness. Sensing weakness they gather for the kill. They know as we know that as night approaches all mortal life shall be extinguished. We know, as they cannot, that there shall be a new dawn and a new day when we will rise anew and they will be driven into the darkness forever.
The Age of Battle is begun.