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11th Black Crusade
Conflict Long War
Date 301.M39
Location Segmentum Obscurus
Outcome Chaos retreat, Ork gains
Combatants
Imperium Forces of Chaos Orks
Commanders
Unknown Abaddon the Despoiler Murgor 'Undred Teef
Strength
Unknown Black Legion
Daemons
Waaagh!
Losses/Survivors
Heavy Unknown Unknown


The Eleventh Black Crusade, or the Doom of Relorria, was one of the Black Crusades of Abaddon the Despoiler, waged against the Imperium in 301.M39.[Needs Citation] Abaddon conducted experiments into the Ork's connection to the Warp, abducting several thousand to continue his research in the Eye of Terror.[1]

Overview

At the outset of the Eleventh Black Crusade, Abaddon bound a Daemon of Tzeentch within his vessel, hoping to find a path through the Warp storms around the Eye of Terror. Tormented with impossible riddles and twisting falsehoods, the Daemon was driven completely insane, leading Abaddon thousands of light years off course. Writhing, the Daemon tore itself apart in a vortex of madness, bending time and space around the fleet. Abaddon's ships were scattered across the void of the Materium. Undaunted by the failure of his daemonic navigator, the Warmaster loosed his Black Legion upon the nearest planet, the Cardinal World of Relorria.[1]

Descending on Relorria, the Traitors encountered a rival for their prize , an Ork Waaagh! led by Murgor 'Undred Teef. In a vicious and chaotic three-sided war, Daemons and Orks ripped each other apart in the burning ruins of Relorria's vast Reflecting Towers. Abaddon used this chance encounter with the Orks to conduct experiments with Daemons and alien creatures, attempting to fuse the material and the immaterial together into some new manner of horror. Fascinated by the psychic link between the Orks and their instinctive use of Warp energy, the Warmaster took thousands of the xenos back with him to the Eye of Terror to continue his research. The Black Legion eventually retreated from Relorria, leaving the battered survivors of Humanity to destruction at the hands of the Orks[1]. In conjunction with a coven of his most powerful Sorcerers, Abaddon uses the volatile psychic energies of the Weirdboyz in a daemonic hybridisation ritual that weakens the fabric of reality across the Relorrian System.[2]


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