The empyric tendrils clamped tight around the starships of the Terran Crusade and, with a vast convulsive wrench, dragged them deep into the raging heart of the Maelstrom. Streamers of energy leapt and coiled, dancing across the walls of the pit and blasting the Eldar corpses to ash. "You stay where you are.". Imagine that - the Master of the Wolves, his ferocity twisted into grief. For forty days and forty nights the Thousand Sons assaulted the mighty citadel. However, the Emperor warned him not to delve too deeply into the treacherou… There he was, amidst the wrecks of crude human spacecraft, battling his monstrous brother alongside a band of warriors. Magnus fought bravely and successfully during the Great Crusade, but he was always a wild and impetuous commander. As a result of their Primarch's actions, the Imperial assault on the world, remembered as the Fall of Prospero, took the Thousand Sons by total surprise. To stop the mutations, Magnus had willingly consorted with entities from the Warp whose true nature he did not at the time understand. Magnus the Red, painted by an Imperial Remembrancer, from Carpinius' Speculum Historiale. Before he could take stock, Magnus was hurling balls of blue psychic flame at him. Not yet, anyway. Shafts of stark illumination fell from above, where the rays of Sol itself spilled over the lip of the deep pit. They gathered on Nikaea and the Emperor presided over the debate. Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 14 – A Thousand Sons, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 19 – Council of Nikaea, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 21 – Horus Falling, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 22 – Traitors, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 23 – Folly of Magnus, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 24 – Dark Gambits, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 29 – The Siege, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 40 – Indomitus. Guilliman knew his brothers well, and here, in this grandiose war engine, he saw all the hallmarks of the Daemon Primarch Magnus the Red. The mighty Daemon Primarch still seeks vengeance against the Get of Russ for the destruction of Prospero and the corruption of the Thousand Sons, and he will never rest until the Chapter has been wiped from the face of the galaxy... Magnus would make his return to realspace in 999.M41 upon the snows of Fenris, homeworld of his greatest enemy the Space Wolves, during the Chaos invasion remembered as the Siege of the Fenris System. This page was last edited on 8 October 2020, at 09:15. However his plans were foiled by the Space Wolves. At that moment, battling demigods appeared upon the crater's edge. Raining death down from orbit, the invading force reduced the unprotected planet to a burned-out slab of rock. Though his plan to strike at the heart of the Imperium of Man in one fell swoop had failed, Magnus the Red always had another scheme in place. These mutagenic changes were known as the "Flesh-Change" amongst the Astartes of the Thousand Sons, and were much feared, as the spiral of degenerative mutation ultimately reduced a proud Astartes into a mindless mutant abomination that would later be recognised by the Imperium as a gibbering Chaos Spawn. They seemingly act independent of each other and most were re-combined with Magnus by the cabal of Ahriman during the Horus Heresy. The giant moved far faster than even Guilliman could have believed, his ensorcelled glaive lashing out to split the Lord of Ultramar in two. Recognising that the crater itself offered the best chance of containing the foe, Guilliman spread his warriors, combat walkers and tanks around its lip and commanded them to pour fire down into the advancing Thousand Sons.