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So let's say the Great Crusade finds Earth. We're not the Earth of the lore etc, let's just say for arguments sake, that it's a very strange co-incidence that we have an identical solar system and history etc. Just ignore that and move on! Cool.

So they've turned up, little to no Legion support is present at the time, just the Imperial Army, but let's say led by someone with a hefty amount of pull, someone that could quite easily request Legion support and it would come.

Knowing what you know about 30k/40k, what will happen (or might not happen potentially) during the events of the Horus Heresy etc. What would you do? Would you seek out the Imperial representatives and tell them all you know, likely be branded as crazy or delusional. Or would you hold your tongue? Generally this is going to depend on other factors as well, such as how do you think the nations of Earth would react? If the big nations defy the Imperium and defend themselves, not wanting to be 'enlightened', if so, going to be hard contacting the Imperium, would you rebel against them, or defect from your nation and join the Imperium as a collaborator.

Bear in mind, if the Earth does go to war, and Legion support is called, you've got no idea at all who will turn up. Or if you convince someone enough to get a Legion response to your claims, you may get a Ultramarine, who may well listen to your theoreticals, or you might get a Night Lord who will simply flay you alive.

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I'm going to type up a quick answer before I have to leave. Might give a more in depth answer when I'm back. We'll have to see.

I would most certainly defect to the Imperiums side. Imperial enlightenment is far more preferable to dying pointlessly defending a government, run by idiots, that isn't exactly for the people anymore. And you know there would be hardcore religious fanatics standing against them. While I would defend their right to believe as they do, I'm not going to stand and die with them if it came down to it.

On to the other pat, I feel like i'd hold my tongue on the events of the HH. Its one of those things that would probably wind up with you being executed on the spot regardless of who might be listening to you. After all, at this point I assume Horus has yet been lured to Davin, so he's still the Emperor's favored son and a paragon to all. Who in their right mind would want to listen to such slander?

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Seeing as the Earth is still pretty divided, with no one point of contact, or unifying philosophy, and considering the resources and tech available to the Imperium, pacification of the planet would be pretty straightforward with little to no significant resistance.
Those parts that proved difficult would likely just be eradicated.
So tbh, it would make absolutely no difference what I decided to do whatsoever
As to telling them about the HH, Its just made up, so there's nothing to tell. Although I imagine the boys in Nottingham would be having a hard time.
I'd probably be a bit more concerned about the possible eruption of warp spawned demons, tyrannids or rampaging orks if I'm honest.
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Shoot them an anonymous email with links to various things that may be of interest. The HH book series, primarily. Probably a copy of the current eldar codex with the heavy implication that if the Imperium doesn't get its act together there are going to be major problems further down the road involving scatbikes and wraithknights.

Possibly suggest the wolf star and librarius conclave strategy as a guaranteed way to stop Horus at Istvaan. Point to the Thousand Sons as a good source of psykers for those armies and suggest ignoring Nicea for the time being. Encourage a massive breeding program for those thunderwolves, and maybe petition them to develop some grav weapons too

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I would most certainly defect to the Imperiums side. Imperial enlightenment is far more preferable to dying pointlessly defending a government, run by idiots, that isn't exactly for the people anymore.
Man, this is my reasoning for being against the Imperium. They have subjugated the galaxy, forced their religion on everyone at gunpoint, treat people like disposable resources, built the very society they were supposed to prevent, and are probably feeding Chaos even more than any other race. All for what? For the High Lords of Terra to stay in power? To advance the Imperial Cult? To promote hatred of marginalized people groups and outsiders? They literally take the worst parts of some of the most horrific governments of human history and merge them.

I would gladly die to fight against an institution as corrupt as that.
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I was under the impression Terra was Earth. No? Ok my mistake sorry
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Seeing as the Earth is still pretty divided, with no one point of contact, or unifying philosophy, and considering the resources and tech available to the Imperium, pacification of the planet would be pretty straightforward with little to no significant resistance.
Those parts that proved difficult would likely just be eradicated.
So tbh, it would make absolutely no difference what I decided to do whatsoever
As to telling them about the HH, Its just made up, so there's nothing to tell. Although I imagine the boys in Nottingham would be having a hard time.
I'd probably be a bit more concerned about the possible eruption of warp spawned demons, tyrannids or rampaging orks if I'm honest.

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Man, this is my reasoning for being against the Imperium. They have subjugated the galaxy, forced their religion on everyone at gunpoint, treat people like disposable resources, built the very society they were supposed to prevent, and are probably feeding Chaos even more than any other race. All for what? For the High Lords of Terra to stay in power? To advance the Imperial Cult? To promote hatred of marginalized people groups and outsiders? They literally take the worst parts of some of the most horrific governments of human history and merge them.

I would gladly die to fight against an institution as corrupt as that.

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I was under the impression Terra was Earth. No? Ok my mistake sorry
Reread the first part of Angel of Bloods post for that one.

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