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Years of Madness

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The Years of Madness is a time in the history of Terra and the Adeptus Custodes sometime between M40 and M41.[1]

The years of madness were a time of strange omens and ominous whispers engulfing Terra. It began with the disappearance of the conservative Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes Galahoth. Battling the stagnation of his rule, the Custodes find themselves battling not only Chaos Cults, but also Xenos-worshiping cults throughout the Sol System. Doomsday sects trigger queue-wars in the pilgrim tribes of the Imperial Palace, and the Custodes are forced to exercise their authority in the bloodiest fights in centuries. Servitors within the Dark Cells have to be destroyed due to sudden madness. Disaster occurs when a cabal of Fallen Psykers send Captain-General Launceddre to his death at the Battle of the Gilded Pyre.[1]

It is in this climate that Trajann Valoris became the new Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes. His rise saw them enjoy their most proactive period since the fall of Goge Vandire.[1]