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The Timeline covers the ending of the Unification Wars, the Great Crusade, individual campaigns of the Legiones Astartes including the discoveries of the Primarchs and will be listing categories of events that followed.

The Great Crusade Edit

Ending of the Unification Wars (739.M30-798.M30) Edit

Raptor Imperialis

Thunder Warrior, wearing the Raptor Imperialis.

The Emperor of Mankind reveals himself following the presumed ending of the Age of Strife, and as the storms that ravaged the galaxy calmed, he believed it was the best time to reveal himself to a desperate humanity and formed the Imperium of Mankind, alongside his closest friend Malcador the Sigillite. The Unification Wars ended with the extermination of the Thunder Warriors, the unification of the various Terran nations underneath the Imperial banner and the making of the Legiones Astartes, or Space Marines.

As Terra fell underneath the Emperor's grasp, change fell quick upon the barbaric states. Civilization returned, at least with the limited resources that Terra still possessed. The Imperial Palace was later entered construction, enlisting most of the planets labor for the task. But as the Imperium gathered its impressive forces, such as the earliest Space Marines and the Imperial Army. The Emperor knew that for the Great Crusade to succeed, he would need equipment and voidships to carry his armies to the stars.

Primarch Project Edit

The Primarch Project, which was initially begun at some point in the 29th Millennium, far beneath the surface of Terra in the Emperor's gene-labs, marked the Emperor of Mankind's attempt to begin the creation of the next generation of Imperial super-soldiers to replace the Thunder Warriors. These were the Primarchs, twenty extraordinary transhuman men who would be His generals -- great warriors, intellectuals and political leaders who would conquer thousands of worlds in His name. Through the machinations of Chaos, the Primarchs were stolen while still in their gestation tubes and scattered across the galaxy. But all was not lost, as the Emperor still possessed their gene-sequences, which He utilised as the genetic templates for the creation of His Legiones Astartes.

The First Founding Edit

Utilising the genetic material from the stolen Primarchs, the Emperor creates the first gene-seed and implants it into his already elite Terran soldiers. These warriors provide the genesis of His Legiones Astartes. The 20 original Space Marine Legions are created during the First Founding. The Legiones Astartes were to spearhead the Emperor's next and grand plan to unify Mankind underneath the Imperium, superior to mere humans and more of a match for xenos that pollute the galaxy.

Departure of the Great Crusade Edit

Great Crusade

The Emperor launching the Great Crusade to reunify the lost worlds of Mankind.

Following the successful conclusion of the Terran Unification Wars on Old Earth, the Emperor launched His interstellar quest to reunite the disparate worlds of Mankind and reforge them into one vast, galaxy-spanning empire known as the Imperium of Man. He intended this unity to usher in a new golden age for all humanity. However, The Emperor knew that for the Great Crusade to succeed, he would need equipment and voidships to carry his armies to the stars.

Mars WH40k

The Red Planet, Mars.

The Emperor would later sail towards Mars, and managed to garner the support of the Tech-Priests to coexist in the Imperium. Another interesting thing to note is that the Treaty also preserved the Arcane religion that the Tech-Priests worshiped despite the Imperial Truth. The Mechanicum would add its extensive forces to that of the Emperor's Terran Armies, pitting two powerful engines of war into one superpower. As the Emperor had access to the Ring of Iron that surrounded Mars, he also had the vessels to transport his Legions from the Sol system and beyond to reunify the galaxy in what became the Great Crusade, the crusade that would see the stars burning with battles unending between Mankind and the xenos that plague Mankind.

The Great Crusade (798.M30-005.M31) Edit

Imperium Dominatus Ancient Map

Stellar cartographic map of the Great Crusade, showing dates of growth and Legiones Astartes' paths of compliance across the galaxy.

The Great Crusade would begin around 798.M30, when the Legiones Astartes utilizing the equipment and voidships developed by Mars and the Mechanicum to realise the Emperor's dream of unification. The Sol System would be subjected to Imperial domination after the defeat of its various native threats and the extermination of the Dait'Tar by the Legiones Astartes, the Great Crusade would expand outward from the Sol System into neighbor star systems, ushering in the Age of the Imperium.

During the Great Crusade, it was inevitable that the Primarchs that had been separated from the Emperor by the Ruinous Powers would be located and returned as the Great Crusade expanded across the galaxy—returning these Primarchs to Terra and ushering them as leaders of the Legiones Astartes. These discoveries are listed in the Primarch Discoveries

Primarch Discoveries (805.M30-981.M30) Edit

Even with access to the vast fleets of starships and military materiel that the Forges of Mars could churn out, the expansion outwards into the galaxy from Terra was slow, primarily due to a lack of the necessary manpower and skilled leadership. Without access to the Primarchs' unique genomes, the time required to create a Space Marine was far longer than ideal. The Emperor was also adamant that all the genetic material for new Astartes gene-seed must come directly from him, to keep the gene-seed organs pure and 100% effective, as mutation had a habit of setting in even at this early date in the Legiones Astartes' existence.Only a short time after he had launched the great expedition to reunite Mankind that he called the "Great Crusade," the Emperor was reunited with one of his Primarchs after his Great Crusade Expeditionary Fleet reached the nearby Hive World of Uris during one of its first journeys through the warp; this was Anax, future Primarch of the Sanctified Sons. Being the first of the Primarchs rediscovered by the Emperor, the first of his sons who had returned to him, the two bonded and Anax was given command of the II Legion of Space Marines, the Sanctified Sons. The following years saw more Primarchs discovered and joining the Great Crusade, with each event heralded with great celebrations on Terra.

Date
Event
Participating Force(s)
Location
Summary
ca. 805.M30 Discovery of Primarch Anax Merresian Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Uris During the early years of the Great Crusade, using the powers of the warp to divine the locations of his lost sons. The Emperor would personally locate Anax, the first of His lost sons on Uris and grant him entry into the Imperium and command of the II, the Sanctified Sons.
ca. 807.M30 Discovery of Primarch Cyrus Khosrow Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Hydarnes During the early years of the Great Crusade, the future Primarch of the VII Legion was discovered upon the inhospitable and desert Death World of Hydarnes. As a foundling, Cyrus rose to prominence as a warlord that fought the planets various kingdoms and empires, eventually destroying the Zorstian Order. Anax of the II Legion came to this planet to commit compliance, but instead came to greet a brother into the Imperium and took him to Terra to take command of his own legion, the Sollis Immortals.
ca. 810.M30 Discovery of Primarch Lucius Aurelius Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet New Eden The Emperor comes to the Feral World of New Eden to reunite with his son Lucius Aurelius. Not long after their reunion, Manus takes command of the XVII Legion and remakes them in his image, renaming them the Sons of the Morningstar.
ca. 818.M30 Discovery of Primarch Lordin Tolken Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Boletaria During the third decade of the Great Crusade, the Emperor had managed to locate another lost primarch on the world of Boletaria and reunited with Lordin Tolken, showing him the technology of the Imperium and explained the seperation. Tolken knelt and pledged himself to the Emperor, who would take him to Terra to take command of his own legion, the Gryphon Knights.
ca. 824.M30 Discovery of Primarch Camlarard Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Lessania During the fourth decade, the Emperor would reunite with the lost primarch of the X Legion. By the time the Emperor would arrive, the planet had already been united into one planetary government underneath Camlarad. The Emperor would give the primarch a place in the Imperium and handed him control of the X Legion, the Dragon Lords.
ca. 829.M30 Discovery of Primarch Ankhaya Vhadarsha Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Urdhva The Emperor would divine the location of the missing I legion, and after the two exchanged some words, the Emperor would give Ankhaya command of the I Legion, later known as the Celestial Legion.
ca. 830.M30 Discovery of Primarch Xenophon of Atina Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Acarnia The Emperor would locate the missing XII legion sometime during the fifth decade of the Great Crusade, prizing the remarkable individual he found to be one of his lost and missing sons. He would give Xenophon command of the XII, later reshaped as the Myrmidons.
ca. 830.M30 Discovery of Primarch Atrokyrax Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Rarenth The Emperor would locate the missing IX legion sometime after finding his last sons, however, He was disturbed that Atrokyraz wielded psyker powers similar to his own. He would give command of the IV, which he later reshaped as the Jade Legion.
ca. 830.M30 Discovery of Primarch Gladius Voss Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Sentinum The Primarch of the VIII was rediscovered around the same time as Atrokyrax, being brought into the fold and embraced Imperial ideological quickly and all he could learn about warfare. He was later given command of the VIII, which he shaped into the Imperators.
ca. 830.M30 Discovery of Primarch Valerian Sygarian Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet N/A The Primarch of the VI was discovered when the individual in question laid attack on one of the frontier Legiones Astartes battleship and crippled it with his own fleet of ships. The legions gave chase and were drawn into an ambush, after a close encounter. The Emperor was able to greet Valerian and granted him command of the VI, later reshaped as the Argonite Reavers.
ca. 838.M30 Discovery of Primarch Antrioch Velkan Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Occidendum The Primarch of the XIX would later be found on Occidendum and given command of the XIX, which were reformed in his brutal image as the Honour Bound.
ca. 840.M30 Discovery of Primarch Vilhem Dotharl Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Roisigma The Primarch of the V would be found on the Death World of Roisigma, engaged in a brutal war with raiding Dark Eldars and destroyed dozens of their encampments in a stunning wave that hailed him as a savior of his people. The Emperor would eventually come to the planet and meet him in person, as soon as Vilhem laid eyes upon him. He knew that he had met his father and swore allegiance to the Imperium, he would reform the V into the Omni Legion.
ca. late 840.M30 Discovery of Primarch Lanius Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Tenebrae Umbra The Primarch of the XVI would later be found on Tenebrae Umbra and given command of the XIX, which were reformed in his image and making as the Crimson Hands.
ca. late 843.M30 Discovery of Primarch Dargus Mortane Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Posul The Primarch of the XVIII would later be found on feral, night-shrouded Death World of Posul and given command of the XVIII, which were reformed in his image and making as the Grave Lords.
ca. late 846.M30 Discovery of Primarch Theodore Pendragon Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Albion The Primarch of the XIV would later be found on Albion and given command of the XIV, which were reformed in his image and making as the Emperor's Dragons.
ca. early 857.M30 Discovery of Primarch Castor Magni Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Shaerccal The Primarch of the XX would later be found on Shaerccal and given command of the XX, which were reformed in his image and making as the Earth Breakers.
ca. mid 860.M30 Discovery of Primarch Ralech Gwynson Emperor of Mankind's Principia Imperialis Fleet Jenus The Primarch of the XIII would later be found on Jenus and given command of the XIII, which were reformed in his image and making as the Cobalt Paladins.
ca. late 900.M30 Quest to find the Argent Son Emperor of Mankind, XI Legiones Astartes N/A The Legiones Astartes of the XI were molded by two singular facts, that their primarch was missing and that they were fighting without him in the Great Crusade hampered the legions growth greatly.The Emperor would help forge the XI into the Argent Hands, giving him more attention and filling in the role as a father-figure until the Argent Son is found.