The Death Cards-Novel
Part 1: The Game Begins
On the human world of Terra where the beginning of the human race began many millennia ago, deep within the Imperial Palace was where the almighty Emperor; father and leader over mankind, rested upon the Golden Throne and had been being for eons. For over ten thousand years had his immobile body been watching out over the humans and guided them in silence and with his thoughts coordinated by thousands upon thousands of Sanctioned Psykers, navigators and all other servants of the Imperium. Much had happened since the Horus heresy, the greatest betrayals of all that almost was Mankind’s ultimate doom. Days like these laid turmoil and Chaos spreads by far more easy than ever before. Darkness had fallen upon the empty halls in the temple and only the sound that could be heard of marching soldiers and patrolling guards outside. A small whisper had been sounded throughout the empty space. Even a whisper could be heard and in the most silent of places where it would rock the ground as an earth quake. The highest leaders of Terra had gathered together as something huge was about to happen, something huge. As they were speaking with each other they had all interpret the signs the same; the rise of a new power within and outside the Warp.
Hooded priests and psykers, bureaucrats’ and Generals, all talked among each other in order to prepare for what to come. They sneaked around, speaking in such low voices that none not suppose to hear, could listen to the prophecy that might have come true.
“It cannot be, it is impossible I tell you!” one of the priests said.
“You have all seen the signs, the Warp is in movement and something is about to happen.”
“But it doesn’t have to mean it has happened now, it cannot have arrived yet, not now.”
“As he said, it is too early. None of us is ready!”
“That is where all of you are wrong, we are in fact ready. What we are not ready or prepared for however is when and where,” one of them said and stepped out from the whispering crowd.
“I do not know where it will happen, but I know for a fact how to trace it!” said another.
“How, my brother? How can you know?”
“Because what we are looking for will the Chaos Gods is looking for as well, find them and you will find it…” said the first.
“And we have nothing to be afraid of; the Knight of the Emperors holy Order yet still unknown to us will find it for us and bring it to safety. So the Emperor has spoken and so are thy orders!” said the other.
Silence once again reappeared in the great hall outside the Golden throne. None of the people present wanted to believe him but as he said, the proof was right in front of them and they had to act before it was too late.
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