Warhammer 40k is set in the grim future of the 41st millenium. In this time, there is only war. Battles constantly across the galaxy on millions of planets. The imperium of man serves their God Emperor, cleansing all mutants, heretics, and xenos. Their goal is to purify the galaxy, and destroy all the enemies of man. The Orks are an endless green tide, whose only goal is to fight. They're brute strength is immense, their weapons crude, and their intelligence nigh. The Eldar are a mystic race whose time in the galaxy far exceeds that of all but the Orks. All Eldar have psychic abilities, and those who have the strongest minds are titled Farseers, and are tasked with leading other Eldar safely into the future. The Forces of Chaos are everywhere. Wherever a soul exists, so does chaos. It is a manipulative energy that corrupts all who cannot resist it. Gods exist in the realm of Chaos, the Warp, and would love nothing more than to use the mortal races of the universe to bring them into their plane of existence. Many other races exist within the Warhammer 40k universe. All strive to overwhelm the others in hopes of creating an existence where there is no fear of extinction.
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