Heinous is a former Dread Emperor mentioned in the Scroll of Vainglory, thirty-ninth of the Secret Histories of Praes. The text in questioned was destroyed by order of Dread Empress Maleficent II, and only partial texts remain. This, combined with the fact that he said to have declared war on Keter, imply that he was one, possibly the first, of the Dread Emperors during the Secret Wars. If so, his reign was approximately somewhere in the span 600-650 years before current events.
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“And so Dread Emperor Heinous thus addressed his court: ‘Are we not rulers of devils and dead, princes among usurpers? Why then should we suffer another to call himself king of our demesne?’ All agreed in this, and so war was declared upon Keter.”
– Extract from the Scroll of Vainglory, thirty-ninth of the Secret Histories of Praes (destroyed by order of Dread Empress Maleficent II, only partial texts remain)