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Great Malagantine Purge

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The Great Malagantine Purge was carried out from 770-791.M38 by five Space Marine Chapters known as the Manus Irae. The specific details of the campaign to cleanse the heretical Malagantine Sector were hidden, even from the Inquisition, in the Celarno Vaults on Terra. The only information known is the command of the High Lords to "Spare none and set a bloody, fearful example to the realm of Mankind", the identities of three of the Manus Irae (the Fire Hawks, the Silver Skulls and the Charnel Guard) and that hundreds of billions perished. It is also known that the formerly fleet-based Fire Hawks received the feudal world Cousteau XI as a new homeworld as a reward for their actions.[1]