The Ancient and the Forgotten
These are situation Aspects that come into play when the story centers on uncovering the secrets of a past age.
The Imperium is an ancient empire that has endured for thousands of years against and uncaring and capricious universe. It is filled with mysticism, fear, and superstition and survives by keeping its eyes firmly averted from the shadows that circle the void. Even for a Rogue Trader, who treads the stars astride and ancient starship, both technology and the void are shrouded in mystery. He relies on the enigmatic and esoteric apparatus of the Adeptus Mechanicus, stagnant technology that is barely understood but has served man for centuries uncounted. Likewise, few charts exists that show even a fraction of the Imperium and its worlds. Those who navigate its boundaries must brave almost as many perils as those who travel beyond it, and even travel along well established warp routes is not without danger. Such is the nature of the Rogue Trader’s life.