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3rd Black Crusade

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3rd Black Crusade
Conflict Long War
Date 909.M32
Location Cadian Gate
Outcome Tactical Chaos defeat, strategic objective achieved
Imperium Forces of Chaos
Unknown Abaddon the Despoiler
Cadian Shock Troopers
Taronian 1st Regiment[3]
Space Wolves
Other Chapters
Black Legion
Millions of Imperial Guard
Unknown Space Marine

The Third Black Crusade, also known as the Host of Tallomin and the Desecration of Gerstahl was one of the Thirteen Black Crusades waged by Abaddon the Despoiler against the Imperium[1], taking place in 909.M32.[Needs Citation]

"In an Age of Apostasy
The Wolf Warriors bay and howl".


During the Third Black Crusade, to distract the Imperium from his desecration of the Saint Gerstahl's tomb on the Shrine World of the same name, Abaddon launched an attack on Cadia. Here the Warmaster unleashed the Daemon Prince Tallomin, so-called 'Prince of Princes', against the Cadian Gate. Abaddon had convinced the creature that the blood of the Adeptus Astartes could grant him unheard-of strength and the power to crush his rivals within the Eye of Terror. In a brutal assault, Tallomin and his daemonic minions slew many millions of Imperial soldiers and lured no less than a dozen loyalist Space Marine Chapters to battle. In the end, the ferocious warriors of the Space Wolves finally drove the Daemon Prince into the Warp, but Abaddon had already achieved his aim: destroying the remains of Saint Gerstahl and forestalling any chance of his prophecy's fulfillment.[1]