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Imperial Iterators were public speakers, and masters of manipulating crowds and altering public opinion. The Emperor appointed them to spread the Imperial Truth among his people, for example the rejection of the religions and petty squabbling which had brought about the Age of Strife.[1]

They were most prevalent among the fleets of the Great Crusade, where they would not only lecture and rally the Imperial troops and Astartes legions, but also educate the vanquished human civilisations on the values and virtues of the Imperium.[1]

Warmaster Horus admired the Iterators' work, so much that he asked them to also tutor his Captains and Legionaries; Horus believed that, once the Crusade was completed, there would be an end to war and the Astartes would need to find a peacetime vocation.[1]

The most famous iterator of the Great Crusade was Primary Iterator Kyril Sindermann, who served aboard Horus's flagship, the Vengeful Spirit at the head of the 63rd Expeditionary Fleet.[1]