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Therefore I only have two question. First why did Malcador go to such lengths to hide this Fortress from all knowledge? Daemonic Hunters or not, Emporer's command or not, it was one of hundreds of black projects they had. Why so different, what makes them special?
Because the Grey Knights were intended to be the one thing that was capable of defending the Imperium from the daemonic when the Emperor was gone. The rise of the Grey Knights was seen as critically important to the survival of the Imperium:

"As Horus' final campaign began, the Emperor foresaw that the end of the Heresy would cost him greatly, so much so that he would no longer be able to take an active hand in Mankind's survival - if he even survived at all. Yet he also knew that the threat of Chaos would not see defeat with Horus, but would continue to haunt humanity. Who then would defend Mankind against the Chaos Gods and their daemons?" - Codex: Grey Knights.

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Secondly how did they manage to keep such a fully operation center completely hidden from the naked eye?
"Through sorcerous means, the Sigillite had long ago shielded the moon from the sight and deeds of loyalists and traitors alike... [the prepared Fortress Monastery was] prepared under a shield of illusion... Before leaving Titan for the final time, Malcador forged one last enchantment, greater than any that had come before it. Titan vanished completely from its orbit, hidden from Horus in the most unlikely of refuges - Malcador had anchored it amongst the tides of the Warp. Protected by Macro-Geller fields and sigilic rites of Malcador's own devising. Titan rode out the tumult of the Warp whilst the rest of the galaxy endured through the last months of the Horus Heresy and the tragedy of the Emperor's final battle." - Codex: Grey Knights.



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I do love how we don't even need CotE to comment anymore, chances are he has already said something intelligent before that can be re-applied to the current situation.
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