The Maiden Voyage
Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Assimina Embiricos. Its five-year mission; to explore strange new worlds…scratch that…this may have been done before.
For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day so that he many never truly die.
To be a man in such times is be one amongst unto billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. Yet you are not just any individual – you are an explorer on a Rogue Trader ship with authority and freedom far beyond the comprehension of the masses. Empowered by an ancient warrant of trade and a warp-capable ship, you will venture into the uncharted voids, discovering new worlds, lost civilizations and bizarre alien technology. Fortune and glory are within reach. Rogue Traders stand on the threshold of unlimited opportunity and innumerable dangers.
To be part of a Rogue Trader crew is to stand on the threshold of nearly unlimited opportunity. Vast fortunes await on the edges of the galaxy, if you and your fellow Explorers can muster the courage to find and claim them. Renown and riches reward the bold, but the unwary find only an anonymous death.
To a Rogue Trader there is nothing more than his starship. True, his warrant of trade provides him with authority, his resources give him power, and his matchless ambition equips him with the drive to accomplish true greatness, but the ship is manifestation of all he is. Your’s is the Assimina Embiricos. She has a dark and mysterious past, but she is your warden and protector and with love of adventure you travel throughout the void, explore the unknown and exploit it for profit. At her helm, you smite your foes and wield more power than any other single individual, save those in the highest strata of the Imperium. All hail the Assimina Embiricos!!!