LORE – Warhammer 40k Lore in a Minute!

LORE – Warhammer 40k Lore in a Minute!


Our story begins with a god-like
being of immense power known only as the Emperor uniting the warring factions of Earth and
embarking on The Great Crusade to reunite all of mankind’s lost colonies. He did this
by creating 20 legions of post-human genetically engineered badasses known as Space Marines,
each with an even more ridiculously OP Primarch to lead them. Unfortunately, the 4 Gods of
Chaos who weren’t really into that sort of thing intervened and scattered the Primarch’s
across the universe while still in their infancy. Rather annoyed by this, the Emperor lead the
legions across the galaxy, reclaiming, subjugating or annihilating every world they could find,
gradually picking up the lost Primarchs along the way. Eventually the Emperor decided there
were more important things to do and retired from his career of galaxy plundering to go
and muck about with ancient science back on Earth, leaving his favoured Primarch Horus
in command of The Crusade. All was going well until the Chaos-tainted Chaplain Erebus engineering
a plot in which Horus would also fall to Chaos. Already suffering from some pretty serious
Daddy issues, Horus gathered half the Space Marine legions to his side and set about waging
civil war against the Emperor. This conflict would be known as the Horus Heresy and culminated
in a massive invasion of Earth. The Emperor, knowing that his forces were outnumbered and
on the verge of losing the battle, teleported to Horus’ flagship to engage him in mortal
combat, but being a sentimental old sod, could not bring himself to kill his favoured son.
Horus having no such qualms, beat the snot out of him. Finally seeing sense, the Emperor
killed him with mindbullets and the loyalists were victorious. Near death, The Emperor was
placed in a huge machine known as The Golden Throne which maintained his psychic essence
at the bargain price of the souls of 1000 unlucky sods every single day. The Imperium
fell into a state of technological regression and brutal dictatorship and for 10,000 years
has been under siege from all sides by every single nasty the universe can throw at it.
Basically life sucks, there is only war and you’re probably going to get eaten by Tyranids.
Have fun.

100 thoughts on “LORE – Warhammer 40k Lore in a Minute!

  1. For those just coming to this video in 2019+, this focuses on The Imperium because it was made to explain the lore behind the Space Marine videogame that was being released to help give some context.

  2. A description of the life of an average person in the 40K universe: You are born into the world screaming and terrified at what's happening to you. And then it only gets worse from there. The end.

  3. The funniest part is that this is just one sliver of the world of 40K. If you wanted to fit any more you'd either have to speak infinitely faster to fit it all in a minute or extend it to 2 hours so that the condensed version of everything important was mentioned.
    40K is amazing because of that. So much lore you can read into.

  4. I can sum Warhammer up faster.
    Warhammer 40k: basically what happens when too many Star Wars nerds listen to too much Sabaton

  5. This is WH40K in a nutshell: put Star Wars, Star Trek, and Halo in a blender alongside every brutal battle, genocide, and everything that happened in human history and crank it up to a 40,000

  6. I may have had my disagreements with TotalBiscuit and his policies from time to time but this is glorious and I cannot imagine anyone doing it better

  7. /Imperium – Heavy Metal/Space Marines – Thrash Metal/Orcs – Death Metal / Chaos – Black Metal / Necrons – Industrial Metal / Tau – Progressive metal / Eldar – Symphonic Metal / Dark Eldar – Doom Metal / Sisters – Gothic Metal / Tyranids – Grindcore

  8. essentially yes. but then you leave the earth system and suddenly everything gets a lot bigger and harder to explain to a normal person

  9. Эм, я думал Император истреблял веру и уничтожал церкви, а этот челик написал о Императоре повесть где писалось, что Император – бог, а Император отверг данную повесть, а челик разозлился и предал его или не?

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