If you are like me, you feel a certain lack of transparency from time to time with the team. As my Lore Team and I are an all-volunteer 'wing' of the team, we have the ability to buck a trend and let you know where we stand and what we could really use to help us get moving in fun a creative ways. Feel free to ask whatever questions you have and I'll try to maintain an open dialog here, subject to the understanding that I can't answer anything outside of my sphere of influence and I even then there will be things I can't talk about until they become public knowledge through a different medium. Action Item 1: Clean up backstory, lore, and establish the ACTUAL setting Bible - Progress 90% in Draft. Most of our m41 background is written thanks to the efforts of Ivan and Graham, but a shift in the official 40k Lore starting in the Gathering Storm has altered a lot of facts in the timeline and has forced us to re-write much of the narrative they planned to advance. Another hurdle we are facing is that Arkhona is OLD - like War in Heaven old - and much of what Ivan and Graham wrote there is contained in documents that Nathan is working to get us. If you've ever dealt with the complexities of trusting a consumer with matters of your company's intellectual property, you can understand this isn't an easy or overnight process. BHVR wants to help, but in a way that protects itself from possible legal action, as GW has a reputation for being EXTREMELY litigious when it comes to protecting its license. Our current plan to to draft our own backstory in pencil until we can see the original vision. Action Item 2: Write Warzone 1 - Progress 18% in Draft, 21% Ready for GW sign-off/approval. LSM is complete and awaiting the Community Editors to review for theme, continuity, and factional consistency. CSM has a basic frame and I'm waiting for feedback and contribution from my CSM team. Aeldari have a very thin frame at the moment. I have a few people who have volunteered to keep my (admittedly) thin Aeldari lore knowledge in check and I'm reading a few novels to get the 'voice' down right. Then we're gonna attack the story. Orks. We aren't happy with how the Orks are handled by the "EC Campaigns." @KroozaNob and @Gashmangla pitched me a new take and we're redrafting the Ork storyline for a more aggressive, fanatical story arc. This is a guy who tore a Dreadnought apart single-handed, after all... Clearly no tea-drinker... Lol. Action Item 3: Develop Community Submission Pipeline for Storylines - Progress 100%. The submission guidelines are written and waiting for completion and approval of the Setting Bible so we can drop it as a packet for prospective writers. Action Item 4: Find ways to inject Lore into current player experience - Progress Ongoing. I've been snagging screenshots of the continent and factional UI 'boiler plates' and seeing which ones would benefit from more Lore-immersive text instead. This is more a pet project than a true goal of the whole team. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll answer them as I can.