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The Age of the Dark Imperium Series is an unofficial list of Warhammer 40,000 media that take place, either completely or partially, in the era known as the Age of the Dark Imperium.

Novels

Novellas

Anthologies

Short Stories

Background Books

Audio Dramas

Movies and Shows

Magazines

Painting Guides

Board and Card Games

Role-playing Games

Video Games

Comics

Webcomics

In-Universe Websites

In-Universe Youtube Videos

Notes

  • - Signifies it was confirmed in a website link


Pre-2017 Media

Though the Warrior Brood (Novel), The Blood of Angels (Short Story), the Warrior Coven (Novel) and the Redemption Corps (Novel) were published before the Age of the Dark Imperium was created in 2017, their stories confirm they take place in that era.

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This page contains spoilers for: Warrior Brood (Novel)

Chapter 6 of the Warrior Brood (Novel), establishes that it takes place nearly a century after the Mantis Warriors were found guilty for their actions in the Badab War. This would place The Blood of Angels (Short Story) and the Warrior Coven (Novel) in the Age of the Dark Imperium as well, as they take place after Warrior Brood.[9]

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This page contains spoilers for: Redemption Corps (Novel)

Chapter 3 - Section 3 of the Redemption Corps (Novel) has a Stormtrooper recount that his Homeworld was destroyed in 999.M41, when he was a youth attending a Schola Progenium. The main story takes place years later, when the Stormtrooper is described as being a grizzled veteran, so this also places Redemption Corps in the Age of the Dark Imperium.[10]

Will of Iron, Revelations, Fallen Comic Series

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This page contains spoilers for: Soulbound (Audio Drama)

Inquisitor Astor Sabbathiel appears in the Soulbound (Audio Drama)[11b], which takes place in the Age of the Dark Imperium[11a]. This also confirms that Soulbound takes place before, the events of the Will of Iron, Revelations and Fallen Comic Series occur.[11b]

Horusian Wars

The Track of Words website lists John French's Horusian Wars series in chronlogical order. As The Mistress of Threads (Short Story) takes place during the Age of the Dark Imperium, the stories listed after it also take place in the same era. Agent of the Throne: Blood and Lies (Audio Drama) is also set in the era, as its direct sequels in the Agent of the Throne series, take place after The Mistress of Threads.[1]

Vaults of Terra: The Hollow Mountain

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This page contains spoilers for: Vaults of Terra: The Hollow Mountain (Novel)

Only the last chapter of Vaults of Terra: The Hollow Mountain (Novel), takes place in the Age of the Dark Imperium.[12]

Fabius Bile: Manflayer

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This page contains spoilers for: Fabius Bile: Manflayer (Novel)

Only the last chapter of Fabius Bile: Manflayer (Novel), takes place in the Age of the Dark Imperium.[13]

The Helwinter Gate

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This page contains spoilers for: The Helwinter Gate (Novel)

Only the last chapter of The Helwinter Gate (Novel), takes place in the Age of the Dark Imperium.[14]

Terminal Overkill

In Part 1 - Chapter 2, the novel's main character says they were born in the 350th year of Planetary Governor Gerontius Helmawr's reign. Page 37 of the Necromunda: Underhive (2017) Updated Rulebook's Necromunda Timeline, states that Gerontius became Necromunda's Planetary Governor in the early 900's of M41. This would place the novel in the Age of the Dark Imperium.[15]

Inferno! Presents: The Inquisition

The anthology's intruductions are presented as being in-universe and take place in the Age of the Dark Imperium[16a]. However it is not clear that this is the case for each of its short stories. While some give clear evidience that they take place in the Dark Imperium, others do not. One such example, is the Lepidopterophobia (Short Story) by Dan Abnett, which stars Medea Betancore. During the course of the story, Medea states, "She presented as a woman in her late thirties. Discreet juvenat work down the years had maintained this illusion of youth, for in fact she had seen nigh on two centuries of life."[16b]

Pg. 14 of The Inquisition (Background Book) states, though, that Medea was born in 312.M41. This would mean the Lepidopterophobia (Short Story), takes place well before the Age of the Dark Imperium began.[17]

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