Scavengers on a remote world have been salvaging the remains of a long distant battle when their seismic probes bring a mountain crumbling down over most of their excavations. Unearthed is a true miracle though—the front armour of the mightiest of the Omnissiah’s incarnations to walk, an Imperator Titan, at least 50 meters in height. Word of such a discovery cannot remain sequestered, with rival groups from across the Reach eager to claim it as their own. The Adeptus Mechanicus would sacrifi ce entire worlds to recover such a holy relic, and are ready to launch a Crusade of their own in such an attempt. Multiple forge-lords from Samech are also intensely eager; such a prize would surely allow any of them to become the new Furnace Lord and grant Samech access to the vaunted weaponry of an Imperator.
The Deathwatch’s mission will be treacherous, with the Battle-Brothers forced to fi ght their way into the catacombs within the Titan and escort the Collegia Titanica personnel needed to activate the still fl ickering embers of the slumbering Machine Spirit. Other members of the Kill-team must guard the Tech-Priests as they attempt to ignite the massive plasma reactor at the heart of the Imperator. They must fend off constant attacks from the corrupted Tech-Assassins unleashed against them by the Samech Forge-Priests, as well as other techno-daemonic constructs spawned into the combat to allow the heretics to claim this prize. In space above the planet, massed naval fl eets contest the skies to keep additional forces from landing or fi ring on the Titan. Will the Deathwatch succeed in time, or will the Imperator be lost to ruin or worse to the forges of the Iron Pit?
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