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A new release and one that I think will finally explain a mystery that a lot of people did not care for. What happened after Scars and before Vengeful Spirit to change Mortarion from a witch-hating fanatic to an aspiring warlock himself. I'll be reading this soon myself.


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Most exciting part is finally learning about his 'other' father if that's what Wraight infers by his sinister heritage.

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I've just bought and read this - what a gem it turned out to be! Probably the most enjoyable of all the £1.99 shorts (that I can think of anyway).

It does, quite satisfactorily, justify Mortarion's actions in Vengeful Spirit. It also further opens up Mortarion's character - something Wraight began in Scars. It also includes a fair few little thought-provoking tidbits regarding numerous things - such as the Emperor (and Malcador's) intentions & how Mortarion is so fucked up.

For £1.99 I would recommend this, especially if you, like me, enjoyed Scars.

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Damn CoTe approved.
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There are certainly a lot of talking points - lots of fascinating titbits for us:




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That is very interesting, and if anything it damns the emperor even more in my eyes.
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That is very interesting, and if anything it damns the emperor even more in my eyes.
How so? Because he had planned Nikaea at least 70 years before? We already knew he was hypocritical and intended to remove the threat of the warp. Whilst it does add clarification I don't think it should alter our opinion of the Emperor given what we already knew. Just my thoughts.



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How so? Because he had planned Nikaea at least 70 years before? We already knew he was hypocritical and intended to remove the threat of the warp. Whilst it does add clarification I don't think it should alter our opinion of the Emperor given what we already knew. Just my thoughts.
I dunno, according the the official BL Primarch discovery order magnus was found way before mortarion.

Wouldn't it make sense to advise the primarch whose in the top three most powerful psykers that you plan on banning the use of psykers?
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The strange question is, why not release this before, or at the same time as Vengeful Spirit? I haven't read Daemonology yet and will hopefully get it tonight, but it just seems like the release schedule wound some people up/made them dislike VS at first read

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