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    For that matter, you can always make up a chapter that has no idea whose gene seed they have.
    Just be careful not to turn them into the Blood Magpies version 2.0.

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    I thought it was somewhat-heavily-implied in one of the novels that the Bluhd Rehvans are loyalist Thousand Sons? The red heraldry and, in the novels at least, high incidence of psykers, makes it not-unlikely. The novels do make up a lot of new information about the Ravens that isn't reflected in the games, which are arguably the primary Blood Raven information source.
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    Default Re: Warhammer 40k fluff thread VI: They see me Ward'en, they haten

    I love creating my own chapters, etc, but I want to work within a framework this time. I want to play an already named chapter with its own heraldry.

    Basically I want the following from a Chapter.

    1) Can use Codex: SM
    2) Doesn't use orange Company marking for the 6th (Bike) Company, or has lots of bikes in general.
    3) Has awesome heraldry.
    4) Has transfers or a shoulder pad mould that can be easily used.
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    Default Re: Warhammer 40k fluff thread VI: They see me Ward'en, they haten

    It depeneds. It IS heavily implied in the Novel "A Thousand Sons" which takes place in the Horus HEresy. But for the dawn of war novels? Not so much. Also, those ones are pretty terrible.
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    Default Re: Warhammer 40k fluff thread VI: They see me Ward'en, they haten

    I find it funny that a lot of prominent worlds / locations are named after 20th century scientists (eg. Schrodinger VII) and are not suppressed by the Inquisition. Or the fact that they even recall those names.

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    It probably doesn't have an in-universe explanation, GW hasn't exactly been creative when it comes to naming things. But if you want one, maybe the names are just dimly remembered as great people that served humanity. I'm pretty sure nobody knows anything about them, really.
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    It doesn't bother me, I take it as authors having a bit of a laugh.

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    Sure, that's what I take it as, too.
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    Yeah, it's just author amusement. There's a mention in one of the Cain books about a planet/system called something along the lines of Aimsoboyard, Nothynere, Anutharock, 'named by a very weary explorator'.
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    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Yeah, it's just author amusement. There's a mention in one of the Cain books about a planet/system called something along the lines of Aimsoboyard, Nothynere, Anutharock, 'named by a very weary explorator'.
    Is it bad that I almost looked up Anutharock before I realized it was just "another rock?" Because I totally almost googled it...

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    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Yeah, the Cain series is really full of those. One of my favoirites is "Nusquam Fundimentibus", which (with a bit of massaging) translates to "A*** End of Nowhere".
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    Reading Priests of Mars at the moment and had a reference to ships burning off the shoulder of Orion (probably done in by c-beams).

    Also mentions that Sisters of Battle can get married.
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    Also mentions that Sisters of Battle can get married.
    Cain's Last Stand also mentions that Sisters don't have a vow of chastity, but they rarely get the opportunity to exercise that right.

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    Yeah, it's just author amusement. There's a mention in one of the Cain books about a planet/system called something along the lines of Aimsoboyard, Nothynere, Anutharock, 'named by a very weary explorator'.
    That would be the planet Sodallagain.

    There's a LOT of shout-outs to various media in the Cain books. TV Tropes lists a few.
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    Default Re: Warhammer 40k fluff thread VI: They see me Ward'en, they haten

    Abnett's been talking about it since he finished Ravenor. But about four, five months since the offial announcement.


    And Priests of Mars is really good - longer review on my blog if you want to know more.

    One (relatively minor and contextless) spoiler tying in to the Horus Heresy:

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    The Kaban Machine is still alive and kicking, at least in some form.
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    Default Re: Warhammer 40k fluff thread VI: They see me Ward'en, they haten

    Okay, does anyone know if Storm Wardens use Company markings? I don't think they use the usual markings.

    If they don't, I'd certainly consider making a Storm Warden force.

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    Okay, does anyone know if Storm Wardens use Company markings? I don't think they use the usual markings.

    If they don't, I'd certainly consider making a Storm Warden force.
    I'm pretty sure they do, actually. They're mostly codex compliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tome View Post
    I'm pretty sure they do, actually. They're mostly codex compliant.
    The images I've seen of them only seem to be blue and silver. No other colours indicating company.

    The shoulder pads always seem to have blue rims, and that is normally only for the 9th, Devastator reserve.
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    Anyone read the Primarchs yet?
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    So, I've listened to it a couple of times now, once properly, and twice whilst painting. Malediction.

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    It made me mad. It's got a big, green Dark Angel on the front. Except the Dark Angels are barely even in it. No. It's actually an Imperial Guard story. Don't get me wrong, I like the Imperial Guard. But I bought it for Dark Angels, and chances are most people will...And that's not what you get.

    What it is...Well, it's real, Fifteen Hours type stuff. How much it totally sucks to be a Guardsman. Where you're running low on ammo and food, and so is the enemy...So what do Chaos cultists do? They build catapults and use your dead friends littered on the battlefield for ammo to throw at you. That's seriously messed up.

    My very serious gripe aside from the marketing (it's not about Dark Angels), is that the Dark Angels are portrayed - again - like sooky little cry-babies with very little-to-no sense and it reminds me again why all Dark Angels who aren't the Angels of Absolution are just stupid.


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    Cypher is still in continuity. He still has the Sword that he can't use. And he's prescient (and it's not clear what the source for that is).


    So, aside from the false marketing (it's about Imperial Guard, not Dark Angels), and the very poor ending. It's very good. However, if you've played 90+ hours of Mass Effect and loved it, and suddenly hate the entire thing because of 5 minutes worth of ending...Then maybe you should just click the second spoiler.
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    RE: second spoiler: Chaos did it. Always. Even if they didn't.

    I've just finished Priests of Mars and found it fantastic, up in the top three i've ever read out of the Black Library. Can't say much because all I say is probably spoilers but loved the pretty much the entire story and can't wait for the sequel.

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    I've just finished Priests of Mars and found it fantastic, up in the top three i've ever read out of the Black Library. Can't say much because all I say is probably spoilers but loved the pretty much the entire story and can't wait for the sequel.
    I loved it too, though it was quite weird reading it not long after seeing Prometheus. Still, McNiell's definitely my favourite BL author and PoM is one of the best 40k books out there.
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    RE: second spoiler: Chaos did it. Always. Even if they didn't.
    Well, previously and up until now; The C'Tan did it. But ever since Ward's ruination and de-powerment of them, it's been unclear what the purpose is.

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    I loved it too, though it was quite weird reading it not long after seeing Prometheus.
    Related to the above, how much Void Dragon is in it?
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    Related to the above, how much Void Dragon is in it?
    None IIRC. Basically it portrays the mechanicum as the people of the Imperium (and the vast majority of priests) know it.
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    None IIRC.
    That is slightly higher than the acceptable level of Void Dragon content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    That is slightly higher than the acceptable level of Void Dragon content.
    Which part of the void dragon content do you object to? That he was captured by the emperor, or that he is somehow the source for the Mechnanicum capabilities? I kind of like both!
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    Yeah, with the old fluff, having the Omnissiah actually be an ancient necron star-god was really cool, and always made me wonder if we were ever going to see a rebellion of Mars as the techpriests fell under the sway of the Void Dragon.

    With the new fluff, you have to wonder why big E didn't just powerfist the stupid thing to death while he was down there. It certainly would have been within his capabilities.
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