Sixty million years before the 41st millenium, the Necrons ruled the galaxy. Eventually, they were embroiled in a prolonged war against the Old Ones. In their bid for victory and immortality, they made a pact with the godlike C'tan. The mortal flesh of their bodies was replaced with metal and they were transformed into soulless machines. Driven by vengeance at this betrayal, the Necrons annihilated the Old Ones, then the C'tan. Their Silent King then recognised the error of their ways and laid the Necrons to rest in tomb-like cities. Now, sixty million years later, the Necrons awake from their slumber and are ready to rebuild their former empires.