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The Remembrancer Order was a group of poets, journalists, imagists and writers that were sent to accompany the Imperial forces during the later years of the Great Crusade, once the Emperor had returned to Terra.[1]

History

The remembrancers were tasked by the Emperor to record, for posterity, mankind's greatest triumph, the Great Crusade. However they were generally disliked by both the regular troops and the Astartes. Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, was rumoured to have groused that all remembrancers should be given weapons if they wanted to be on the front lines.[1]

When the Horus Heresy began, the Imperium issued the Edict of Dissolution which officially dissolved the Order of Remembrancers and removed the status they once held; though the reason for the Dissolution was kept from the former Remembrancers. Further, on the orders of Malcador, they were to be immediately sent to Terra, where they would be debriefed by his office.[11]

It is not known what happened to the records they made during the Great Crusade, except that by the 41st Millennium they had been either entirely destroyed or otherwise concealed.[Needs Citation]

Known Remembrancers

Modern Remembrancers

In the 41st Millenium, the title of Remembrancer is still used, although how it came to be used again is unknown. These "modern" remembrancers appear to record the history of the Imperium, much like the remembrancers of the Great Crusade. However, unlike remembrancers of the Great Crusade, "modern" remembrancers do not appear to accompany Imperial armies into the field.[7b]

One example of an M41-era remembrancer was Tremault, who wrote the The Accounts of the Tallarn.[7a]

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