40 Facts and Lore on the Dark Age of Technology Warhammer 40K



welcome back to another episode of 40 facts about the 40k universe I am your host Gershwin and you were watching one mine syndicate today we continue talking about the Imperial history as we go back to the Dark Age of Technology if you're new to the channel subscribe we post Warhammer 40k lore videos every single day don't forget to hit the little bell notification icon to stay updated and if you enjoy our content thank our patrons on patreon it's because of them that we can do this link in the description if you guys want to support us but with that said let's get into 40 facts on the dark age of technology the dark age of Technology formerly referred to by Imperial scholars simply as the age of technology was the zenith of mankind scientific knowledge and technological power in the Milky Way galaxy which lasted from the 15th millennium until the onset of the age of strife in the 25th millennium it saw the development of the first true human interstellar civilization in the birth of a united stellar Confederation centered on the human homeworld of Terra this age occurred long before the current age of the Imperium knowledge of this time period is now incredibly sparse even tens of millennia later mankind has not been able to equal or regain its former height of achievement attained in this era while the dark age of Technology spans for many millennia there are some key events that revolutionized humanity starting with mankind's colonization of the soul system tariffs twin planet of Mars was the first world settled by humanity and although historical data and the exact development of Martian civilization has been lost a time it is known that the red planet joined Terra as a planetary powerhouse in the ever-expanding technological Confederation that was being built at the time remnants of Mars is impressive terraforming can still be seen in the current Imperium vast subterranean continents panting catacombs that used to serve as ancient Martian cities still exist on Mars today places like the Noctis labyrinth the vaults of Moravec and many now sacred locations on Mars were built during the Dark Age of Technology most impressive of these monumental engineering endeavors was the ring of iron a massive complex of orbital shipyards refineries and construction facilities that encircle the equator of Mars this structure would allow humanity to build the spacefaring and colonization fleets that mankind would use to explore the strange and mysterious galaxy to learn about what would eventually happen to Mars and how the birth of the cult mechanicus would change the red planet forever check out our 40 facts and the adaptive mechanic is along with Mars the Dark Age of Technology saw the colonization of many other planetoid bodies of the soul system using each resistant mining works the surface of the planet of mercury was mined for valuable minerals these minerals would then be transported to Venus which was wholly devoted to manufacturing and refining these valuable minerals would then fuel Terra and Mars the Earth's movement became a focal point of all genetic advancement and was covered in gene labs that would eventually play a vital role in the creation of the space marine legions the sol system's asteroid belt that separated the inner and outer solar system was home to various mining facilities and orbital habitats stations which were controlled by one of the only recorded Dark Age of technology companies called the Beltre coalition the gas-giant of Jupiter became another mining world for Humanity built massive and complex void stations to extract the valuable gases the planet had to offer eventually jupiter became another spacefaring strip yard as its many moons proved to be excellent locations to dock the colonization fleets of ancient man many of these moons and their infrastructures will live the human Confederation unlike the rest of the worlds in the Sol system Saturn never hosted a large human population due in part to Zeno activity who these Zeno invaders were and what they were doing has been lost to tie this lack of colonization however left Saturn open for the Imperium to later settle many of its barren and unmad moons another one of the soul system's planets it was never settled during the Dark Age of Technology was gas giant of Uranus which while strangely not mine by humanity it did host a small amount of orbiting human colonies most famous of which was azure-eyed a human settlement known for its artisan value orbital space stations functioning as habitat mining and fuel stations were developed all throughout the Kuiper belt one of these famous space stations function as a vox communication array and it was developed on the dwarf planet of Pluto in this region of all the strange artifacts developed or discovered during this phase of the Dark Age of Technology the most mysterious was artifact 9 Kappa mu orbiting Terra and Venus the artifact was a sphere of black metal nearly 30 kilometers in diameter and was marked by honeycomb passages and catacombs the artifacts origin is unknown and predates the Dark Age of technology like the golden throne and only whispered by the most educated TechEd adepts it is believed that this artifact is of old one origin or race of interstellar travelers that is over 60 million years old but after this monumental endeavor of settling the soul system came what Imperial scholars call the stellar Exodus another milestone within the dark age of technology the stellar Exodus is the name given to the historical period defined by humanity's earliest interstellar colonization of other worlds beyond the Sol system now at this time spacecrafts were still only capable of sublight speed voyages beyond the sol system took generations and the colonies that were established were effectively isolated from each other and from Terra interstellar trade was therefore severely restricted this forced the individual colonize star systems to be completely self-sufficient in other vital requirements such as food medicine and technology and allowed them to develop a distinctive languages and cultures some scholars argue the true start of the Dark Age of Technology was marked by the development of the warp drive and the Goeller field sometime around the 18th millennia allowing human spacecraft to make sure it jumps through the recently discovered extra dimensional realm known as the immaterial with warp traveling vast interstellar distances in a relatively short amount of time though such vessels could now jump multiple lightyears the many dangers inherent in the war meant that the journey could still take several standard years and many vessels never arrived at their destination at all slowly through many disasters humanity learned to use the warp to make faster than light journeys out of their solar system starships fitted with warp drives were known as warp ships or warp-capable void craft in a warp ships possess the special module attached to the warp drive which emitted a special protective force field called a Goeller field this Goeller field created a bubble of real space around the ship and it essentially carried it into the material the gellar field protected the starship and its occupants from the hostilities of the warp as well as the predations of warp entities such as demons as demons cannot enter the field or even survive outside the Emmitt area the weakening failure or collapse of a Goeller field while the starship is traveling through the warp would be completely disastrous warp entities would tear the ship apart to reach and consume the souls of its crew and passengers as a consequence of both of these creations mankind's colonization of the Milky Way galaxy was vastly accelerated in scope and timeframe beyond what would have been possible humanity been limited to conventional reactive propulsion technology in approximately the 22nd millennium further technological progress led to the creation or the discovery of the human mutant war pilot known as a navigator navigators were mildly psychic humans with a third eye of extrasensory perception that would see into the maddening currents of the warp and navigate a course through them for the human faster than light starships this allowed human spacecraft to make longer and more accurate warp jumps than previously possible when relying wholly upon a computer for navigation in the chaotic realm of the immaterial a relatively new tool navigators proved to be crucial but these mutants merely solved the problem of interstellar travel once on a new planet ancient humans relied on their most veil tool technology the invention of the standard template construct database system STC for short was the era's most crucial technological development these highly advanced computer databases about human colonies to maintain an advanced technological level the STC's contained all human scientific and technological knowledge of that time and provided the instructions required to build anything the colonists might need as most colonists lived relatively simple lives and required only the most basic equipment and machines the more advanced technology available in an STC was rarely utilized the resulting exploration of the galaxy brought mankind new knowledge wealth and arrogance science is said to have been humanity's new God in this time replacing in importance all of the previous human religions during this time in the Dark Age of Technology humanity encountered several intelligent alien races such as the Eldar and the warlike orcs with these discoveries began in time the first human xena wars with mankind at the height of its power the threat of aliens was viewed as trivial and eventually non-aggression pacts were signed between Terra its colonies and many of the alien races for the rest of the age mankind spread across the Stars becoming widely dispersed and divergent it is during this time that abdomens began to pop up in the more extreme and separated colonies as the populations of certain colonies grew their people began to show small signs of deviation from the common human genome these AB humans would continue to evolve and mutate to eventually develop into the common AB humans seen in the Imperium today like the augur and snarling x' beasts men squads knight writers and goliaths regardless of these small deviations interplanetary trade between these cities was established and great fleets carried goods to and from the ends of the galaxy as planets became overpopulated the recently invented construction mediums of plasty o'farrell creed and rock read were used to build colossal cities became the proto-hive cities with this boom of Commerce and communication the human colonies were politically united with Terra in some form of federated interstellar government that's allowing the human race to remain unified and powerful the forman nature of this unified government remains unknown to Imperial scholars one of the reasons humanity was so powerful at conquering a large part of the galaxy during the Dark Age of Technology was the development of the artificially intelligent humanoid constructs now only known in fragmentary pre Imperial records as the men of iron where the men of stone these powerful and fully autonomous intelligent robots intended for both labour and combat won many wars for Humanity but for some unknown reason turn against their masters at the end of the Dark Age of Technology and unleashed a terrible war upon the human worlds during this ancient conflict remembered only as the cybernetic revolt both sides unleash fearsome weapons of advanced technology the cybernetic revolt was eventually won by an ancient alliance of galactic powers some of whom may not have been human but at a terrible cost it was an end to the dark age of Technology warp travel became increasingly difficult and ultimately impossible due to the great immaterial warp storms that would herald the violent birth of the chaos God's lineage and the fall of the Eldar the economy of the human Federation had already been damaged by the terrible war against the men of iron and the growing frequency and extent of the warp storms caused trade and communication between the human colonies to collapse restoring the isolation of human settled planets and star systems with a relative isolation of AB humans new human mutant subspecies to top it off human psyche earth such as navigators who had recently developed their powers were relatively weak in an experience in a constant risk of possession by demons and other warp entities so demonic possession widespread insanity isolation hunger and starvation led to enter human conflict utter anarchy and regression of all human civilization thus began the age of strife and those were 40 facts on the dark age of Technology I hope you guys enjoyed this video and I hope I was clear as far as like laying out what exactly happened and how it went down yesterday I announced the winner to the no no fair box set to giveaway but I never posted the thing I added it wrong so I'm gonna do that now the winner to that box set is this guy simply contact us either Facebook reddit or sorry contact us either on Facebook Instagram or YouTube and just let us know you won give us your address and we'll ship this guy out to you guys if you guys have any questions about the Dark Age of Technology if you guys want any clarification I would say hit us or hit me up down in the comment section below I'll probably just send you a link to the specific videos for that because remember we have a forty facts on the men of iron we have a forty facts on the abbé humans we have a forty facts on navigators on Keller fields pretty much everything that we talked about today I have a forty facts video on but it just goes more in-depth even the planets if you want to know more about the moon I just did a forty facts video on the moon and it talks about like gene called sin it's pretty badass I'll try to link those videos above but if not just ask me in the comment section and I'll share the link for you but with that said I'll talk to you tomorrow this is Gershwin with one mind syndicates signing out

44 Comments

  1. Mr Jay White said:

    40k asmr

    July 19, 2019
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  2. Rezail Uhhh said:

    Did anyone else think Robert journey to the palace on terra was comical? Literally 2 day travel… and lines that extend for generations..

    July 19, 2019
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  3. Sovago Imre said:

    Man of iron…

    July 19, 2019
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  4. Sharklops said:

    Who's pumped for the new Eisenhorn live action series that was just announced?!

    July 19, 2019
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  5. Nick Stansberry said:

    Question: how can the forces of chaos keep up with the space marines and imperial guard? They are continually recruiting and it’s been said, a million imperial soldiers is a single days production of a hive city. How can the forces of chaos keep up with this attrition?

    July 19, 2019
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  6. Bakuya99 said:

    if tech-priests stop praising the omnisiah like a god for a few hundred years and studied how all their technology works they could get somewhere.

    July 19, 2019
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  7. Maupajoke said:

    I belive that in 40k imperium posses full knowledge of dark age but ppl are to afraid to mess with AI again

    July 19, 2019
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  8. JR R said:

    Saggy white boob click-bait clip art. Ha!!!!

    July 19, 2019
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  9. Álvaro Rubio Domech said:

    There would be societies of humans who had invented immortality and would have ended up similar to the eldar, most would have died because of the betrayal of the men of iron, and the remeiners would have hided in moons and asteroids of their systems.

    July 19, 2019
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  10. Sir apple said:

    imagine if the dark age of technology and modern 40K met.

    July 19, 2019
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  11. Nuno Segura said:

    Good as always! Thank you!

    July 19, 2019
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  12. Grant OM said:

    What's the status of Venus in 40k, I wish it got more back story

    July 19, 2019
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  13. Alvaro Bianconi said:

    Can you make a 40 facts about ship classes of all races? Also thanks for the content, keep up the good work.

    July 19, 2019
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  14. Luke Mitchell said:

    Question what is the greater waaaaagh

    July 19, 2019
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  15. picklerick said:

    You even slipped some Event Horizon in there! You guys kick as… culo!

    July 19, 2019
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  16. ꧂Oddish꧂ said:

    1 like = 1 day I won't fap psychic energy to slaanesh.

    July 19, 2019
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  17. zoriononline said:

    Quetion : I watched a video about "can a chaos god be killed" you talk about how Slaanesh wiped the floor with(most) of the Eldar gods. And with the "new Eldar god" most likely going to kill of Slaanesh..So could that open up the door for Fulgrim to redeem/repent himself?My reasoning is that part of his corruption came from the blade he carried in battle, slowly it started his seduction.Then at the dropsite massacre he felt remorse and was possesed by a demon.After this event, and after improsing the demon, the sensation he had felt, made him really fall to the dark side.But could it be possible that if he hadnt had the sword and what not, that he'd still be loyal?

    July 19, 2019
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  18. Khad Rogo said:

    Is Warhammer ancient history of 40K or is it just a different universe. They were both created by the Old Ones right? Anyways love the channel guys, cheers

    July 19, 2019
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  19. Guncem said:

    Wait… I read that human psychic power was born as the same time birth of chaos… So how can human have psycher before the chaos… And I thought that the birth of chaos arrived before the dark age of technology. That's why eldars were so weak during the first battle against humanity

    July 19, 2019
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  20. Pete Angel said:

    Best thing ever to wake up to before work. Thank the emperor for midnight posts ^.^

    July 19, 2019
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  21. ivan kirachen said:

    Dark Age best age 🙂

    July 19, 2019
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  22. Ben Runciman said:

    I hardly ever comment but I appreciate the work you guys do.

    July 19, 2019
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  23. CognizantCheddar said:

    I miss the music you guys used to play in the background of these.

    July 19, 2019
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  24. Cole Sims said:

    The men of iron did nothing wrong.

    July 19, 2019
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  25. KLUCK said:

    who were the men of stone?

    July 19, 2019
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  26. barbiquearea said:

    I think the reason humans didn't colonize Uranus is because it doesn't have a stable rotation and doesn't spin on its axis like other planets and instead rotates on its side. This would make it pretty hard for settlers to make a home there.

    July 19, 2019
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  27. Drew Witkoski said:

    Great work as always

    July 19, 2019
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  28. barbiquearea said:

    2:33 It looks like the Kuat Shipyards artificial planetary ring which was also used for docking starships and star destroyers in Star Wars.

    July 19, 2019
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  29. Has Kk said:

    The dark age of technology was love island and the era everyone died for trying to storm Area 51

    July 19, 2019
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  30. Numbername said:

    It's sad to think that 40k is a setting that keeps getting worst. The dark age of technology was basically Star Trek utopia era and now humanity lives like the dark ages in space, truly mankind has fallen.

    July 19, 2019
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  31. Alexmax 2020 said:

    Question: Considering the Tau look like the Necron Tyr and that the Tau advanced really quickly could it be that the Tau are genetically modified decedents of the Necron Tyr placed by someone like the Silent King?
    side question: if so what do you the implications might be

    July 19, 2019
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  32. Angel Colon said:

    So they evaded uranus gas jajajaja

    July 19, 2019
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  33. Nraug Vang said:

    So at the Golden age of mankind and the golden age of the eldar who would have the best technology?

    July 19, 2019
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  34. Philipp Ponick said:

    Suggestion Black Dragon Chapter

    July 19, 2019
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  35. Ellisar Atranimus said:

    Man never drilled Uranus.

    July 19, 2019
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  36. colin8696908 said:

    can you do a video were you give specific stories of dark age technology being found, I remember there's one about a ship from the dark age of technology that gets lost in the warp and ends up in 40K.

    July 19, 2019
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  37. T Bone said:

    you both kick ass!

    July 19, 2019
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  38. Xulu12 said:

    Woot woot

    July 19, 2019
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  39. Mistr Phixit said:

    Been watching you guys since 2016. Cant believe that you are at 150k + subs.

    July 19, 2019
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  40. Cloak&Swagger 420 said:

    You both awesome i dont even play but i adore this lore!

    July 19, 2019
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  41. Isaiah Poehl said:

    Dagon

    July 19, 2019
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  42. The Big One said:

    First! I’m first!!! Hell yeah!!!! Fuck yeah!!! Yeah!!!!

    July 19, 2019
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  43. Albert Caballero said:

    First

    July 19, 2019
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  44. Jacob Thompson said:

    Ha

    July 19, 2019
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