Shadow's Mask

"The athenaeum worlds lie before you. Everything from the Empire of old that was—and has been lost. You and I will rediscover them together. As true Cabal." —Emperor Calus

The Crown of Sorrow came from one of my Athenaeum worlds, a Hive repository.

It was one of you who helped me find it. One among your Hunter-tribe, of the Red War lineage. You may be younger than the Old Russians, but you have virility.

A whole network of library worlds just like that one has been lost to me and my Empire. It's been too long.

I'll call on you, one day, to help me reclaim them. Before the end comes.

—Emperor Calus

Penumbral Mark

Category: Emperor Calus

Shadow's Mind