Vesta, to show her displeasure at the birth of Rhea Silvia's children, caused the holy fire in her temple to go out, shook her altar, and shut the eyes of her image.
This book was interesting because it was the first book that I had read that had such a massive universe to back it up.
Complete instructions for the proper construction and wear of the protective tin foil hat, including materials, the best brands and types of foils, a size chart, proper construction, safety considerations, even fashion tips! They add that Numa, desiring that it should be honoured by being carried through the city on holy days by the most distinguished young men and that annual sacrifices should be offered to it, but at the same time being fearful both of the plot of his enemies and of its disappearance by theft, caused many other bucklers to be made resembling the one which fell from heaven, Mamurius, an artificer, having undertaken the work; so that, as a result of the perfect resemblance of the man-made imitations, the shape of the buckler sent by the gods was rendered inconspicuous and difficult to be distinguished by those who might plot to possess themselves of it.
Magos Errant Something of a jack of all trades, a magos errant studies several scientific and engineering disciplines, including chemistry, genetics, metallurgy and more.
The superiority of the Mechanicus? Will the Martians achieve their apocalyptic revenge against their colonial masters? So much for the holy rites offered to Mars.
Not a good starting point into the lore and neither a book for the casual reader.
You are the bringer of hope in this hopeless age.
Shimmering armour of gold and silver encased Kotov, battleplate as titanic and ornate as any worn by the legendary primarchs or even the Emperor Himself.