a Harry Potter fan wants to go to Hogwarts and Lord of the Rings fans
want to visit Middle Earth but ask a fan of Warhammer 40 000 whether
they want to visit a Hive City and they’ll say heck no.
is a universe famous for its dark and hellish lore. Conflicts are
fought on an unimaginable scale, with combatants being torn limb from
limb, vaporized, eaten alive or blown apart. Off the battlefield
conditions are even worse, with torture, prejudice, starvation,
depravity, oppression and horrendous living conditions common place.
is no good, only degrees of evil. But for fans of the game therein
lies the charm, because when everyone is evil, no one is (good news
for Drukhari players). But which faction would we least want to
encounter in the real world? We’ll start light and end grim, going
from the bad to the absolutely horrific in order to find the most
nightmare-inducing race of all.
the Sisters of Silence, Inquisition and Officio Assasinorum will not
be included as they can be considered part of the extreme end of the
Imperium, which is covered in the entry on the Sisters of Battle. The
Adeptus Custodes also will not be included, as lore-wise they are
primarily a bodyguard, nor will the Harlequins, as their motives
are...inscrutable. Imperial Knights may be considered to be part of
the Adeptus Mechanicus.)