PASQAL HANEUMANN: IN A CAGE OF DIGITAL VOWS
Rogue Traders may be brave explorers of systems beyond the Imperium, but the privilege of pioneering uncharted space is not theirs alone. On their hunt for the mysteries of the universe, they are accompanied by the enormous fleets of the Explorators, which consist of countless battleships and research vessels steered by the Tech-Priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus. This religious organisation of scientists, engineers, soldiers, and artisans worships the Machine God, also known as the Omnissiah, and keeps the sacred mysteries of technology gifted by Him. Everything in the Imperium, from a common soldier’s lasgun to the divine and deadly walking Titans, was crafted by the Adeptus Mechanicus. As they rule over thousands of forge worlds that supply Humanity with the tools to survive in an inhospitable universe, the scarlet-robed Tech-Priests’ advance fleets explore the Imperium’s outer limits: that is the mission of Explorators, who travel to the depths of the void to reclaim the gifts of the ancients, uncover long-buried secrets, and bring sacred Knowledge back from oblivion.