It is the two-thousandth, three hundred and sixty-seventh year of the Empire. Magnus the Pious has ruled as Emperor for more than sixty years since he led the forces of Men to victory in the Great War Against Chaos. The first Emperor in almost a thousand years, Magnus’ reign has been an age of unparalleled peace, unity, and prosperity within the Empire. However, Magnus is now old and dying, and Morrsleib waxes brightly in the sky. The Forces of Chaos gather strength in the dark corners of the earth and the lightless depths beneath it, and in the crowded cities covens and secret societies weave their Dark Designs unseen.