Black Oculus (Short Story)
Black Oculus is short story written by John French. It was released on 19 January 2015 and included in the Blades of the Traitor (Anthology). The short story was released on audio was part of the Blades of Traitor audio collection for "Audio Week," Advent 2015.
After Fulgrim’s ascension to daemonhood at Iydris, Perturabo and his Legion were trapped by the singularity at the heart of the so-called ‘Eye of Terror’. Their only option? To thread the needle, and dive into the heart of the black hole. Perhaps by sheer blind luck, they were transported far across the warp to the Tallarn System – but the Navigators in service to the Iron Warriors fleet were irreversibly corrupted by that harrowing experience. Now they serve a new purpose, and Perturabo’s plans for revenge come closer to fruition...
"Black Oculus" is told from the perspective of the Prime Navigator of the Iron Warriors' flagship. He recounts his experience of guiding the fleet through a huge black anomaly and, driven insane by the revelations about the universe he received during the crossing, warns the reader of their insignificance. He ends by mentioning he is now waiting in a secret place beneath the surface of a planet called Tallarn during the Battle of Tallarn.
- List of Short Stories
- Blades of the Traitor (Anthology)
- Tallarn: Executioner (Novella)
- The Eagle's Talon (Audio Drama)
- Iron Corpses (Audio Drama)
- Tallarn: Ironclad (Novel)
- Tallarn: Witness (Short Story)
- Tallarn: Siren (Short Story)