He is also said to constantly struggle to keep the forces of the Ruinous Powers of Chaos at bay so that humanity can flourish even to the extent that it has in the galaxy. Never again must we allow the Ruinous Powers of Chaos to have such a chance. At first this had demanded only a small portion of the Emperor's psychic might and so He was able to command His armies and do all that was expected of Him as Emperor. The order to appear before the Emperor had been timely, coming as it did just as news had reached Terra of the disaster of the Drop Site Massacre on Isstvan V. The Emperor finally explained to His loyal servants about the existence of the Imperial Webway Project. By early M41, four times the amount of Psykers were required to maintain optimal power levels of the Throne. Timing was crucial, for Horus knew that several more Loyalist Legions were en route to beleaguered Terra, and he wanted to finish affairs before they arrived. I hope it proves to be useful. As the Horus Heresy erupted, after many long solar months with no contact with the Emperor, Malcador and the Imperial Fists Legion's Primarch Rogal Dorn were finally granted an audience with the Master of Mankind. They were insulted that they had not been consulted on the formation of this new ruling body and that they had not been offered seats on the council. [8], When the Emperor was forced to battle Horus on board the Sons of Horus flagship, the Vengeful Spirit, his place on the throne was taken briefly by Malcador the Sigillite. At the outset of the Horus Heresy, when Magnus the Red used his sorcerous powers to warn the Emperor of Horus’s treachery, he inadvertently created huge holes in the Emperor’s psychic shield. The Emperor's original choice for His replacement on the artefact had been the Primarch Magnus the Red, but since Magnus and his Thousand Sons Legion had sided with Horus and the Chaos God Tzeentch, Malcador was now His chosen successor and the only remaining Human psyker with enough strength to carry out the duty of protecting the Throneworld from the daemonic horde that lay beyond the portal into the Imperial Webway. Some of the more egotistical Primarchs were especially outraged. The chair was linked to the portal by huge bundles of cables, wires and conduits. The Emperor then went to work to restore the device for his ends, providing Human access to the Eldar Webway. Apparently, the core of the Golden Throne device survived the disaster caused by Magnus' intrusion, or was repaired following the catastrophe by the Mechanicum's Adepts, but the Emperor's Imperial Webway Project lay in uncompleted ruins, and before the project could be restarted, the Horus Heresy erupted and the Forces of Chaos laid siege to Terra itself. Cleanse the taint of treachery from our stars. The throne was built at one end of a vast hall big enough to house up to six fully equipped Space Marine Companies. [11] Despite this setback Leops Franck was able to send out a delegation of Tech-Priests and Xanthite Inquisitors for the final phase of the Project. The Golden Throne is connected to a massive Warp beacon known as the Astronomican which generates a system of signals making faster-than-light travel in the Imperium possible. https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Throne?oldid=368927. Since the original Webway was built of a psychically resistant material which the humans could not replicate, the Emperor used his powers, via the Golden Throne, to protect the human-built section from the Warp. There, a dark bargain was struck. This is just the beginning of our crusade to save Humanity. It also allows this power to be drawn on by those people whose faith in the Master of Mankind as a divine being is unusually strong. These would identify the latent psychic genes in the populace, allowing the Emperor's advanced genetic science to remove the psyker mutation and eliminate psychic powers entirely from Mankind. To this end they had tempted the naive Magnus the Red with a vision intended to warn the Emperor of the very plot they had initiated against the Master of Mankind, the betrayal of the Imperium by Horus. According to some records, today four times the number of psykers are sacrificed daily to maintain optimal levels of power to the Golden Throne and the Astronomican as were originally required in the days immediately after the Emperor's Ascension. The Emperor rose to the challenge, leading members of His elite personal guard, the Legio Custodes, the Primarchs Sanguinius and Rogal Dorn, and several companies of Imperial Fists and Blood Angels Veteran Space Marines in the assault and teleported aboard the Vengeful Spirit. This included even His own sons, the Primarchs, and His Regent. Go AD FREE today! Either way, this outcome would end forever the possibility of daemonic possession of weak-willed psykers and dramatically reduce the ability of Chaos to corrupt its Human pawns. Larry Vela 4 Minute Read January 30 . Because of the sensitive nature of the project and due to fears of how the Navis Nobilite would react to their monopoly on interstellar travel being rendered obsolete, the Emperor kept the Throne a secret from even his sons. With this final proclamation, the Emperor spoke no more, a silence that was to last for the next ten thousand Terran years. A Human-dominated Webway would also truly unite the Imperium, preventing Mankind from ever again being divided by time and great distance as during the Age of Strife. Depending on the many myths and fevered predictions that have come to dominate the Imperium's "Time of Ending," this unwelcome event will either destroy or actually save the Imperium of Man, and the galaxy as a whole, from the inevitable destruction brought by Chaos. The Golden Throne was thought to be an ancient relic dating back to the Dark Age of Technology which the Emperor discovered in sunken ruins within Asia's deserts, although even the Emperor Himself was unsure whether the idea was His, or to what extent the devices he discovered had served as inspiration. Henceforth he shall always and only ever be Malcador the Hero!". Additionally, the ability to travel and communicate across the galaxy using the Webway instead of the Warp would allow Humanity to dispose entirely of the use of psykers, including Navigators and astropaths.