The thread is still active, though the posting is slowed considerably and not much is about the actual game the forum is dedicated to. For, example, the update I'm here to bring. So, another update from the blackstone fortress crisis. The debris field is now more than a million miles (1.5 million km) wide and the fortress seems to be active, unlike the inert ones discovered during the Gothic War. It seems capable of not just action, which would indicate simply automation, but reaction which implies intelligence. What this means is uncertain, but it could be anything from the Ancient Aeldari in a sort of proto-infinity circuit (which I find unlikely given they species used to be able to reincarnate at will and had not slaanesh to force the creation of the devices (which occurred ~M30)) or some sort of intelligence vaul crafted in that the others lost during the passing of ages. Those hidden vaults are mentioned again, and I find likely to be some form of armory or other storage unit by its original crew during the War in Heaven. The article also mentions that it is filled with archeotech from species that tried to take it over the ages, so there could be something useful there. As aside note, it mentions that hundreds of thousands of the imperiums worlds are at war currently. How many that is is uncertain, as the total number of imperial worlds is in flux between sources, but most of the time it is between 1-10 million. The fact the worlds are at war means they are likely important ones, as the garrison has yet to fold to the apocalyptic forces rampaging about the galaxy. This total does not of course count the number of worlds which have fallen since the cicatrix has come, which is significant in the dark imperium, especially considering the new ork map: and our map: and the Tyrant Beast Map: cover most of the galaxy, and that doiesn't take chaos into account, and take into considering the gap in trade cause by the Cicatrix, and it seems the imperium is in a bad spot right now.