First off can’t wait for The First Heretic
Secondly I’m in two minds regarding revealing the histories of the two lost legions. On one hand the current take works on some level I suppose, however I’m generally of the opinion that mysteries are there to be solved. New ones can always be created.
A number of comments have been made in this post about the fact that if they did it, it would cause major problems with the current lore, changing 40k history, bring total upheaval to what already been written, etc, etc. There have also been comments on the quality of background reveled i.e., the story would be lame, rubbish, not up to expectations, etc.
I don’t see why either of these opinions have to hold true. I’m sure it’s not beyond the wit of a great author to conjure a story that is not only a fantastic read but something that also does not cause great upheaval with what has already been written. Even if their stories did affect current lore they could be used to greatly enhance the 40k setting as opposed to taking away from it. They could (for example) be used as a springboard for a new race, fifth chaos god, another type of god entirely, an unexplored area of space with unexpected and new things going one. There are many interesting possibilities, none of which necessarily have to effect the current setting in a negative way. I have no doubt that it would not be everybody’s cut of tea. But NOTHING ever is.
There is also the possibility that there being two legions, each with separate tragedies, that they could do a story on one and reveal their history while leaving the other completely alone to continue a mystery. I don’t see why they have to be intertwined. There is much more I could say on the topic but I know everybody has been over this before.
Last edited by mal310; 07-08-10 at 07:37 PM.