I’m very new to the Warhammer 40K universe. I found a group that plays role games and I wanted to join that I felt I needed to learn the lore first.

I’ve been binge-watching lore videos on Youtube and BTH im hooked, I can see how similar it is to franchises that came after and were inspired by it, but at the same time is like nothing I’ve seen before. I actually love that there is not such a thing as a “good ending”.

I wanted to ask people who know more about this universe than me, what is the worst thing that has ever happened in the universe? The most tragic event? The most disturbing one? I really want to know and read about it.

I wanna read some books but seems like ebooks are not available on my country, on Kindle it seems like they were purged and on Kobo maybe I could by them with a VPN or something.

  • RedQuestionAsker2 [he/him, she/her]
    73 months ago

    Most of the lore is written about the Horus Heresy. From the point of view of humanity, it’s the worse thing to happen to the imperium, as it has not and will never recover from it.

    There’s another human civilization called the interex that was basically the anti-imperium in that they were pluralist, secular, and sought peace within the galaxy. The imperium destroyed them, so it pretty much crushed any alternative system or hope in the universe, so that was pretty bad.

    As far as actual body counts and gorey details? I don’t know, the eldaar, dark eldaar, old ones, and necrons are all pretty fucked up.