Old thread is outsagingWhere the fuck do these guys even fight? The edge of the galaxy? The eye of Terror? The Halo Stars?
>>27813830Halo Stars seems to make the most sense to me.
>>27813840I think so to. And segmentum Obscurus for double the separation from the Imeprium at alrge
Is the chapter already dead? If it is, at least we didn't let become mary-sueish. That is all one can hope for
>>27814693Whattaya mean? We've got the 1d4chan page up and running with fluff coming in atm.Not looking dead to me!
Condense mother fuckers. Anyone been saving fluff? What fluff has been accepted/rejected? any notable persons?
>>27815278There's been a significant amount of fluff thrown over onto the d4chan page now I think.I just added the first of the characters I've written up onto it, and I'll be adding some more tomorrow when I get a chance + some feedback from the thread.Here's the d4chan link for the sake of ithttp://1d4chan.org/wiki/Star_Krakens
I feel the natives would have been void worshipers before the crusades. After the Emperor found them they began worshipping him, being the first man they saw to pierce the void and bringing the guiding light so that they might too. while the void is still worshipped the God Emperor is held higher. making them one of the oldest and least known imperial cult. the only reason they are still tolerated being the fact that it would cost a lot more to be intolerant.
>>27815384According to the 1d4chan page, they're REALLLY overstrength at 1500+ marines. Might want to tone that down to the usual 1000. Or for a real challenge, both literarily and for the chapter, have them be less than 1000. Reducing the powerlevel is a good way to keep people from accusing the fluffwriters of Mary Sue faggotry. And limitations, as always, breed creativity. I PROMISE that if you guys really hold yourselves to high standards, the chapter you're building will really be good. Any moron can write himself an army of perfect hypertech supermen, but it takes real skill to write a chapter that actually EARNS its victories, suffers defeats, and learns from every moment.
>>27815592There was a good reason for them being over-strength I think...But I can't find it among the archived thread right now. You're probably right though.Is someone after removing a load of the stuff from the d4chan page? It looks like there's a bunch of stuff cut out suddenly.
>>27815592Understrength would work, thanks to the madness of Ach-ab. Maybe there's only 80 marines to each company?
>>27815592Good to know. Why not help be a writefag? Ahab could use something more to him than what everyone already knows. Maybe he's motivated by seeking glory for his chapter? It explains why he's after the Grendels. If he wipes them out, his young chapter might just get recognized by important folks, like inquisitors and the Guard. Our Ahabs white whale is not the Grendels, but Glory. If we do pursue this narrative for the Chapter Master, we shouldn't make it too obvious >>27815429I'd rather not give the chapter a mystical outlook on the Emperor. They're a new chapter, so they've had little time to diverge heavily, even if they recruit locally. However, the Emperor aught to be important to them, being on the edge of the Galaxy as they are, with only the Astronomicon to guide them. Perhaps the Tarot is very important to the chapter?I still think the Varangian guard is a good way to both make them viking-ish, and keep them connected to the imperium. Company or so of veterans, fighting in the inner galaxy so that no one forgets the Chapter, and hauling back ships full of supplies for their brothers defintely fits the facts of what the Varangians were
bumping with fan art
>>27815916The imprint would be backwards when you punch someone with those.
I hate my computer is down..ah well posting from phone to contribute. I thought id give a swing at the badge. Ill post some more draw faggotry later with phone pics. Anyway i tried for a simple black (representing the Deep) with a star in the center representing the light from the lighthouse. Thoughts?
>>27816701That's absolutely perfect. Although the marine's armour is quite dark, so maybe in practice the Kraken itself would be white and the light red, or something similar.
>>27813902>>27813840NoThey fight in the Deep. A dark nebula at the edge of the Segmentum Ultima.This has been established
>>27815916>dat Master and Commander reference
Seems like people are confused on what they're supposed to be
>>27815809There has to be some myth to the Emperor. Its like this Golden Norse god came and taught them to build boats for the first time, to cross a sea as hostile and dark as the seas of their home world. A man, a leader, a beacon, a god, and a lighthouse, all wrapped into one package. The chapter may be new but the cult is old, really old. The chapter being made and half-assed, and well under equipped. Most reluctant to give them even that much. Being at the edge of the galaxy maybe they were made to counter a probable hive fleet incursion that nobody happened to tell them about, most content with seeing them dead and failures than space marines. When such an incursion never came they tried to keep them as far away as possible allowing only one company at a time in the inner galaxy, trying to keep them at arms length. Still well despised by most the only supplies given to them the ones being the taken back by the single company. What may be seen by the chapter as traditional isolation and honor is really just politics.
>>27817704Well yeah. That's why I said HALO stars. You know, the ones that surround the entire galaxy? Including segmentum ultima? Segmentum obscurus is of course totally wrong, the Tyranids are nowherefuckingnear that location, and this chapter clearly fights them a LOT.
Bumping for awesome
>>27815809Ahab doesn't hunt the Grendel for their own sake, he seeks revenge on whatever force in the universe caused them to be. It's that mystical force which slaughtered his brothers during the purge, not the weak xeno mask.
>>27815384I like it, man. I like it.If this thread is still up when I get home from work (in seven hours) I'll contribute with the force of the north star.
>>27815384Updated the 1d4 page, condensed all references of "Ahab" "Ahiab" and "Ach-ab" into a simple: "Achab" which is the latin version of "Ahab" I think it looks a lot more cohesive.
Question: on the few situations where they do ground ops, would they use tracked or grav vehicles?also, does anyone remember the marine armed with a spear-bolter form the Old GW site (it was in a chapter contest I think)
>>27819827Their relative youth means they're unlikely to have access to grav vehicles, which are known to be rare/prized/hidden.
>>27819854what about salvaging archotech from the deep or plans for one from Munnin?I need a new tabletop project
>>27819894Digging up too much loot is very powergaming bro. Plans for archaeotech that they dont immediately give to the mechanicus would be grounds for being brutally killed, should they be found out, and very heretical for a young chapter to be that ballsy.
>>27819827Tracked, and they use them like shoreboats or landing craft
>>27819827I personally think they'd just drop pod to wherever they're needed, and then Thunderhawk back up to orbit to be drop podded again.Hey, do the Krakens have dreads? What are they like?
>>27820077big, angry, probably have mechandendrites. very well armored.
>>27820092Do they have various signal horns like a ship?
>>27820375Individual identifiers signals with the lighthouse?
>>27820806every dread acts as a beacon linking the lighthouse with the current battlefield, banishing the darkness of the deep also, activating a fog horn in enclosed spaces is traumatizing to the enemies of the emperor
Bump to keep this alive, so that I might post my writefaggotry when I get home from work
>>27816701This is perfect.The color should be fitting to the company it belongs to.So gold/yellow/orange/blue/green/etc
>>27823107If it isn't just make a new thread.
>>27819553Then it might as well be that the Grendel were chaos worshipping xenos with a chaos artefact or some piece of archeo tech they stole from the chapter and are in possession of it.
Not to be odd, but why did someone remove the writefaggotry I added last night?I'd prefer if someone had given a reason before just deleting it
I'm planning on making a fucking chapter out of this (as in models) so I need some damn consistency here.Let's keep it under strength like >>27815592 suggested, since they don't have reserve companies, and Aheb fucked them over good. 8 companies in total, all Battle Company styled, but instead of the normal format, they have 1 Veteran Boarder squad (either Vanguard with Stormshields or Sternguard with Combi-weapons everywhere) replacing one of the Devastator Squads, and 1 Scout Squad replacing a Tactical.So one company (or Shoal, wil be named after it's leader, for example, Shoal of Sworgar the Flayer) consists of 5 Tactical, 1 Scout, 1 Devastator, 2 Assault and 1 Veteran.Each company provides for it's own, (mostly) friendly rivalry between companies, each have a different task in the chapter (salvagers, raiders, guardians etc)Terminator armor is scarce, and the Lords of the Deep (Council of senior members that command the chapter instead of a chapter master, see Aheb) pick who can wear it, and when Terminator squads are deployed.anything else I need to know about a Company?
>>27823896Sounds good so far. What about clans or something rather than companies?Iron Hands have something like that I believe, with different clans with their own internal politics run by the head honcho and named after him.Could be a neat idea.
>>27823930So Clan Companies like the Iron Hands?Iron Hands choose their overall leader per large scale operation, maybe the Star Krakens could do the same.
>>27815916The reference had to be made
>>27824161That sounds like a cool idea alright, let each clan company do it's own thing while they're off doing fleet things but when they come together for a large scale engagement they choose one force commander.
I have been monitoring these threads since the start, what do we need to make this Chapter a reality?More names? Writefagging?
>>27823881I dunno, which one was it? Paste it here, then put it back in.
>>27823881There was bulk editing of the wiki going on last night from multiple people. Chances are good your update with your text got out-updated by somebody else simultaneously. Just edit and re-add it!
>>27824329The chapter is a reality. It could do with a little more art maybe, and writefagging - plus I'm getting a box of the new sternguard and painting them up as Star Krakens, so I'll put them on the wiki when I've done that.
>>27824514Yeah I plan to buy a Tac Squad with breach shield next paycheque and do them up in Kraken colours. (which are what exactly cough cough?)
OKAY, I'm about to dump the story I wrote on my iPod Touch at work today, it's about three or four posts. I'm new to writefagging FOR a project so I don't know if this is acceptable. It's a little story about a young Inquisitor with a chip on his shoulder and his run in with the Star Kraken. Commencing:
>>27824523Well, there's a few suggestions - there's a dark grey one, this one and one with deep purple armour floating about.
>>27824547Might want to sort out your formatting and get rid of those line breaks.
>>27824556Yeah, just realised. Apparently forwarding from iPod to here via email doesn't work so well. I'll be back... Later.
>>27824493>>27824512Yeah, I pretty much assumed that it just got overlooked by someone editing at the same time and deleted by mistake. Mine was the story for the First Clan Captain of the same name as my name field, I'm only peeved about it cause I re-wrote it from scratch cause I wasn't happy with the original and then forgot to back it up.I'm not upto much now though, I guess I'll just rewrite it. >>27824541I actually like that armour, but I'm still not fully sold on it, I feel like it's missing something but I don't know what.
>>27824560Is the Chapter Master called Ahab, Aheb, Achab or what?I'm seen so many bloody variations on the 1d4chan page it's annoying.
>>27824565>>27819751 condensed it all into Achab.
>>27824560This?Mǫkǫyll the DestroyerMǫkǫyll was among the first drowned sons of Ahab, and earned his full veteran's mechadendrites centuries ago. He sits as the First Company's representative on the Ten-Flag Council as an almost permanent fixture among the elected council. Mǫkǫyll's moniker was earned after his retrieval of the great hammer that he has named Álffinnur. Soon after making landfall on a shrine world under attack by a Chaos warband, Mǫkǫyll was seen striding through the wreckage of the grand temple of the Ecclesiarchy wielding the relic hammer. The heretic's assault was blunted after Mǫkǫyll caved in the Chaos Lord's chest with the hammer, and left him to drown in his own blood, as per chapter custom. Rumor has it that the hammer was in the possession of a high priest of the Ecclesiarchy, who was attempting to leave his shrine and planet behind to escape with the hammer in the midst of a Chaos assault. No Imperial ships bar the Star Kraken's own fleet are registered to have left the system after the purge, and one can only draw their own conclusions regarding the fate of the priest. Regardless of the truth of the matter, no man would be foolish enough to level any accusations at the giant cyclopean marine. Mǫkǫyll takes to the field wearing his customised terminator armour, forged with extra ablative plating on the front facing, to better lead the fight into the cramped corridors of ship boarding actions. His armour is decorated with the chapter's trademark bio-luminescent runes which, along with the deep glow from his helmet and hammer, paint him like a leviathan of vengeance as he crushes the enemies of the Emperor before him in the dark confines of ship corridors.It was in the revision history, was removed three minutes later by a grammar update from a different IP.
>>27824565I haven't the foggiest notion, but I believe the most recent group decision was Achab, so that it's a reference rather than a straight rip.>>27824576That's some of it, I actually reformatted it after that cause it was shit in the big block, and that might've been what got it removed. Jesus, some of it's awful too. I'll rewrite that before I put it back in.
>>27824576If you're going to re-add this anon. Change Ahab to Achab and add it under "Characters" as opposed to "Writefaggotry."
>>27824560Maybe something closer to Sons of Horus colours works better? I've always thought their armour looks very nautical. Perhaps work more black in around the shins or something.
>>27824576>Bio-luminescent runes.Oh...oh I like this.
>>27824587Yeah, I'll probably fix a good bit of it, some of the grammar and stuff is shit tier too.That's what I get for writing stuff at 4 AM I guess.>>27824594That armour is PERFECT. Wow. The armour more so than the scheme, but I see what you mean. Try it out and see what it looks like.>>27824611I can't take credit for the runes, they were from the mini-story of the chaplain reading the writes of the drowned to the boarding party before they were launched.I just added them in to my own guy, but thanks!
Are we going to fluff any particular ships? It seems like a naval-themed, fleet based Chapter would have some ships over some repute.And on that note, would we be stealing ships like the Flying Dutchman, Mary Celeste, Titanic? Or would we just fluff them from the ground up?
>>27824746>Titanic Wrecked with all hands when the captain refused to accept that he couldn't ram a demon in warp transit
>>27824784>>27824784So 'Titanic' in Icelandic is 'Ótrúlegur', seeing as we're going with a Viking twist instead of the usual Latin one, this sounds like a good ship name.Bit more information and I might try writefagging this. Edward Smith was the Captain of the ship, Edvard seems like a simple switch, do the captains of these ships have any special ranks in this Chapter?
>>27820077They don't have many, since it's a young Chapter, but they're Ironclads. All Kraken dreads are Ironclads.
>>27824838I think we'd agreed that each company of the chapter had one strike cruiser (or equivalent for whatever isn't nuts by the fluff) and the captain of the ship was the captain of the company.Captains were elected from among their peers though.
>>27822005What the fuck, no
Storytiem, take 2:Heisen eyed off the big man, one of a dozen marines the Kraken had assigned to mind him during their voyage aboard the Battle Barge Herlov. This particular marine had introduced himself as Dansk, but to Heisen they all looked alike; skin so pale as to be alabaster, inky black eyes totally devoid of white, hair, when present, little more than a tuft of ashen blonde. Heisen had started sorting them into two categories: Friendly and unfriendly.So far Dansk was squarely in the unfriendly category."How much longer until we're in your territory?" Heisen asked, Dansk sighed deeply and responded without turning to face him."Look out of the viewport, Inquisitor. What do you see?"Heisen glanced out, seeing the usual speckling of white stars on the vast black canvas of the void."Nothing." Heisen said, with irritation, "I don't see anything.""Look again, Inquisitor. This time with your eyes."He glared at the marine, and looked again out of the viewport. For the briefest flicker of a moment he saw the same visage, the stars against the black. Then it dissapated, his eyes watered slightly, and something deep within his psyche twinged. Then he saw it.The stars were an illusion, painted in by his minds eye and his expectations. What he actually saw was;"Nothing." Heisen's voice was hushed, struck by some terrifying awe, "I don't see anything.""We sank into the Deep an hour ago" Dansk rumbled. They sat in silence after that, Heisen staring wildly out the viewport, desperately attempting to discern any detail in the black. There was nothing: no stars, no light, not even the roiling whisp of one nebulous cloud against another.
>>27824746Read about the Lighthouse and the Freyrsvero
>>27824851So the actual rank for this Chapter is called a Captain? Instead of, say, the Space Wolves calling their captains 'Wolf Captains' or some shit like that.I'm considering a mighty battle between the Chapter and a Void Kraken. Said Kraken had ventured into a field of comets some hundreds of years before, and as such it's body was covered with an incredibly dense layer of permafrost. The Ótrúlegur had to be crashed into the Kraken to finish it off, and save the rest of the Chapter from oblivion.
>>27824870A deep hum interrupted his thoughts, a bass trembling which seemed to reverberate through the ship's hull, and through his bones, splitting his head with it's resonate ductility."What the hell is that?" Heisen suddenly became fearful, "a void kraken?!""Were it a void kraken we'd already be dead." Dansk tilted his head, "No, it is my Brother-Captain, blowing the horn of hale. He's calling the company together.""Why?" the sound was rapidly decreasing, and with it Heisen's primal fear seemed to evaporate, "Are we under attack?""My brothers and I must meet. We have a... Tradition.""You mean a ritual?" this was it, exactly what he'd been looking for. Evidence of this chapters deviant nature."Two words with the same meaning." Dansk moved to the door, his sea green robe swishing gently on the deckplate."Deciding that is really more my field of expertise." Heisen rose up imperiously, and put on his most commanding voice, an imitation of one he'd heard Lord Gaelan use many times to great effect, "Marine, I will accompany you and observe these rituals.""It would be best for you to remain here." Dansk opened the door and stepped through it, and then tossed back over his shoulder, "You would not survive the experience."The door slammed shut on Heisen, sealing him in with his indignant rage. He took a moment to calm and reflect. Heisen had a lot riding on this venture, he'd put his meager reputation on the line, thrown himself at the mercy of his lord, begged for the chance to uncover the heretical secrets he was sure the Star Kraken hid. It'd began with paperwork, following a requisition trail which began to point to an uncomfortable, but undeniable, truth: the Kraken were overstrength.
>>27824885Not just by a combat squad or two, either, no that would be forgivable... At best he estimated they were overstrength by several companies. Worse, as he'd delved deeper he'd uncovered more and more: long exposure to xenos presence without inquisitorial guidance, an insane Chapter Master, possibly touched by ruinous powers, several grand pieces of archeotech they never offered to relinquish, strange rituals aboard their ships and unconventional company tactics on the battlefield...His lord had raised an eyebrow when Heisen laid this out, pointed out the Kraken's long history of loyalty, that all marine companies had their peculiarities, that the tech-priests of Mars had been repeatedly granted access to the array, only to have each Magos driven mad by the nature of the Deep which so dampened technological senses.The door was locked. Apparently Dansk had been really determined to keep him from attending their ritual. Rage surged inside him again, and he swung wildly at the control panel, battering his hands, bloodying his knuckles. Then, to his surprise, the panel sloughed off, exposing the mechanism beneath. With a silent prayer of thanks he began to rewire the lock. Biting back on the urge to scream out of frustration as he shocked himself.Heisen had wanted to scream then too, and belt his lord across the mouth. Instead he had shuddered and pleaded. In the end they had agreed on one point: if the Star Kraken were overstrength, they'd have to be chastised. That was it. No orders to assess their loyalty, nor to search for warp taint or question their actions. Just do a head count and come home. How could he be so blind? Couldn't he see? This chapter had to be quashed, before they had the strength to oppose the will of the Emperor... Like those Fenrisian bastards.
>>27824895Something gave in the panel, and with a groan the door swung open a few inches before freezing in place. Heisen wasted no time, immediately squeezing himself into the gap, indelicately shimmying through, uncomfortably aware of the pressure of the door on his ribcage, and that at any moment the machine spirit might recover from whatever shock he'd dealt it and crush him effortlessly.He took no time to luxuriate in relief once he tumbled out into the corridor. The horn was blowing again, whatever cultish practice these heretics were engaged in would soon begin. He got to his feet and began to jog slowly, getting his bearings, looking for a divide in the corridor he'd always been rushed past. They'd trodden these labyrinthine corridors around his stateroom many times in the last few weeks, he and whatever marine handler had been guiding him. Somehow, no matter how random his chosen course, he always wound up back at his stateroom, with his minder smugly asking him if he was satisfied with this tour.The forbidden corridor, which he'd always been patronizingly guided away from - 'for his own safety' - quickly opened up onto a great hall, towering several decks high. Above his head, strung up to the roof, was the corpse of some great beast. Its body was an inky black, shot through with deep red veins, and from its maw spawned hundreds of tendrils, smaller versions of the powerful tentacles suspended around the monstrosity, each so long it had to be looped back on itself several times just to fit inside the chamber.A void kraken. Just an infant, too, if the reports he'd read were true.
>>27824904>fuck missed a formatting chunkThe walls of the modified room - a temple, a mess, a museum? Heisen couldn't tell - were also resplendid with artwork and trophies.He moved slowly through the hall, inspecting each mural. They seemed to be a rough history of the company, each mural depicting a victory over some foe, punctuated at various points by twisted fragments of hull taken from the defeated vessel.Heisen paused, and looked up again at the corpse of the infant kraken. Were these marines simply celebrating their history, or were they dedicating each fallen enemy to the kraken? Had they fallen to idolatry and started worshiping their namesake instead of the God-Emperor? Heisen felt, with increasing certainty, that the latter was true. On the far side of the hall one particular display caught his eye. The etching depicted a vile xeno, one of the fragile beings he'd recently learned were named 'eldar,' standing on the bridge of a burning vessel, a sword held gracefully in each hand. Against him stood a Star Kraken, breach shield as tall as he was raised in defenae, a chain axe held ready to swing.The next few images showed their clash, with the eldar finally falling to his knees before the Kraken in supplication, head hanging low as the marine was depicted in the middle of a great overhand blow, preparing to behead the vile creature. Beside this, bolted to wall, was a segment of hull. It was totally unlike the others... It looked smooth, unmarked by weld marks or burn damage, as if it had simply snapped off under pressure. Heisen, fascinated, reached out to touch it--uld be seen but not seen a vessel lurking in the depths of the nebulae try to warn corsair but cannot show see impact impact impact it lurches out of the darkness latched on by unbreakable cables tipped with boarding vessels mon'keigh inside us slaughtering the precious cargo impact impact air venting fires inside corsair no quarter given impact impact fear as more board impa-
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>>27824922-Heisen became aware that he was convulsing, twitching on the ground at the foot of the foul fragment of alien hull, his hand throbbing painfully. He looked at it, and bit back a whimper as he saw the charred, melted flesh of his fingers.He put aside questions of the chapters loyalty then and there. No Emperor loving loyal servant of the Imperium would keep something so dangerous, so alien, so... heretical around. Let alone display it!The horn sounded a third, and, he felt, final, time. He hauled himself to his feet and, cradling his ruined hand, and limped in what he was fairly certain was the direction of the source of the noise: the barges reliquary.He rounded the corner just as they were lowering the blast door. Heisen broke into a desperate lope and threw himself under the door, skidding into the chamber and immediately throwing himself behind a statue depicting the Emperor. He held his breath, listening, waiting for shouts of alarm, but nothing came.And then it did. Like voices raised in a rapturous hymn without words, a deep, melodious humming. Heisen risked a peek, and, assured that the marines were all facing away from him, he began counting them. As one last man, a huge man with long grey hair, a swatch of metal bolted over one eye, stepped up to the altar, Heisen amended his count: one hundred and ninety three. Almost two companies worth. If each of the Kraken's ten battle barges were equally as well manned the chapter was more than guilty of exceeding the codex stipulations.Heisen collapsed back against the statue, cradling his hand and fighting back hot tears of vindication. Lord Gaelan would see now. They'd all thank him, honour him, the young Inquisitor who prevented another civil war.
>>27824904>>27824895>>27824885>>27824870>>27824922>>27824930>mfw >>27824880We hadn't decided on a specific title for the captains yet. Any ideas as to what would be good for a captain elected from amongst his peers to lead the boarding parties?
>>27824930At that moment the marine with one eye, the Captain, Heisen realised, began to speak:"Brothers, we cross once more, from the Emperor's light to the darkness of the deeps.""Emperor protect us." a cacophony of voices replied."We honour him, and pray that he guides us, our ultimate lighthouse in these murky depths.""Emperor guide us.""Watch over us, and guard as from the insanity of the Deep, as we purify ourselves once more in the void! For we return once more, We: the kraken in the deep!""In darkness we dwell!" the marines intoned solemnly.Heisen frowned. That sounded awfully pious for a bunch of idol worshipers. He prepared to stand and confront the marines, when an almighty hiss erupted in the chamber.They were venting the air into space! They had known he was here all along, and were attempting to kill him to guard their secret! Heisen roared to his feet and began to yell, but no sound emerged. Or maybe it emerged, but there was no longer any air to carry it. The Star Kraken stood, eyes closed to a man, arms raised above their heads as a section of the dome on the hull retracted, exposing the chamber to hard vaccuum.Heisen felt his skin boil, and his vision began to swim. Deep inside a hatred burned, and he latched onto it. Embraced it. He grasped ahold of the handle on the pressure sealed blast door and gripped it tightly, his will to live fed by his hatred. Once they restored the atmosphere he would declare them traitors! Heretics! They couldn't remain in vacuum for long, he just had to hold on. He would excommunicate the chapter! Order them hunted and purged in every sector! His vision went dark, and something wet slid down his cheek, but the hatred inside him propelled him. He would strike them from every record! So decimate them that even the Fenresian's would remember their fear of the Inquisition! Heretics! Heretics!
>>27824943"This is most unfortunate." Captain Isaias bent over the young man frozen stiff against the door, touching his face gently, "An awful way to die.""It may have been fortuitous, Brother-Captain." Dansk pushed his way to the front of the crowd, all murmuring as they observed the dead boy, "I sensed he bore us much ill will.""Look at his face!" another said, "Thats not a rictor of pain, it is hate. Hate unadulterated. He could have caused us much damage.""Better he die like this, a sneak and a spy as he truly was, than dead by our hands!" Dansk yelled, to a wave of agreement."No." Isaias picked the boy up effortlessly, and laid him out on a nearby pew, attempting to close his eyelids over empty sockets, "No, it is better that he had lived, so that we might win him over and send him home. The Inquisition are like the krill upon which the kraken feed: kill one, and the brood spawns a hundred more to replace the loss."The marines shifted uneasily, finally one asked, "What shall we do?""Signal Mobius, recall the fleet. We shall have a convocation... Perhaps we have been lax. We cannot function as ten islands, it makes us weak: in our duties, in ourselves and to the codex.""What about the body of the Inquisitor?" Dansk asked, as the marines began departing."Burn it." Isiah replied after a time, "Burn it, and deny we ever received him. We take care of our own.">my humble contribution to the glory of the Star Kraken>I can't format wiki for shit so if someone wants to add it go nuts>I'll check back in later, guys. Thanks for reading!
>>2782496310/10 anon, absolutely fantastic.
>>27824963Dude, that was top notch.I'm honestly amazed, well done.I'll add it in to the wiki asap
>>27824963You could do with mentioning that the leader Kraken is Achab or something, since it was only pre-Achab that they were overstrength. After he was done they were reduced to 80 men pre company. Apart from that it was fucking great.
>>27824935I think we should stick to good old fashioned ranks.Captain, Helmsman, Botswain, they're all good.
>>27824994Oh I wasn't aware. In that case whoever uploads this to the wiki change: "Signal Mobius, recall the fleet" to "Signal Achab, recall the fleet." That should be enough, and it sets the stage for the reduction in numbers that comes next.Thanks for the praise, folks. Glad I could contribute. This is the best chapter in recent tg history.
>>27825026> This is the best chapter in recent tg history.You're telling me. Yesterday I didn't play Marines, yet here I am buying some sternguard to turn into Kraken Varangians.
Google Kraken logo and this is what came up.Are we still looking for a good Chapter symbol?
>>27825121Oh my days.We had one that an anon drew for us in Paint last night with the kraken coiling around a light-house, but that one is pretty neat as well.Might as well use it provisionally?
It's quiet in here now. Might as well list what we need.>Solid colour scheme>Definite Chapter symbol>Company names/details>Writefagging>Notable ships>Notable Marines
>>27825134Yeah, until we get a clear version of a symbol that'll work as a stand in.
>>27825267>Solid colour schemeSea-green armour with black or dark grey shoulders. Bronze/copper trim. Perhaps the veterans would take black helms? >Definite Chapter symbol Dunno yet. There's been some kickass suggestions though.>Company names/detailsWe know that there's 10 companies, each with a ship. Each company has around 80 men and fields (I think) 1 scout, 1 veteran, 2 assault, 1 devastator and 3 tactical squads. My numbers might be off.>WritefaggotryWe've got that out the ass, but more is better.>Notable ships There's been a few suggested, a Norse version of the titanic included. Ooh, and the Ancient Mariner's haunted ship that initiates visit. >Notable MarinesAchab, Mobius, the Ancient Mariner, that blind techmarine.
>>27825400Don't forget Mǫkǫyll! Assuming he's staying in
>>27825412Ooh shit! Mad hammer man. Yeah, he's in.I'll update the wiki.
>>27825424Let me re-write it a bit first, and I'll post it here then and you can update it?I'm not fully happy with it as was.
>>27825431Yeah, I'm just writing him in at the "notable characters" section
>>27825400Is this Ancient Mariner just a single Marine, in an old, dilapidated ship floating around the Deep? Assuming whenever he comes into contact with any of the other Marines, he tells them his Rime, as per the writefagging?
Is someone going to add that writefaggotry up there to the wiki, or should I just screencap it for posterity.
>>27825511Yeah, the mad captain of the Albatross. predicts initiate's futures.
>>27825568I will once I've finished up the special characters section.
>>27824963A THOUSAND POINTS TO KRAKENDOR.Really captures the tension between chapter cult oddities and the Inquisition's heresy hunting. I like.
>>27825121Little too Cthulu there, i think. We're not the Lovecraft marines, nor are we the SQUID YIFF marines, or the HAIL HYDRA marines. Motifs are all well and good, but maybe be a little subtler?
>>27825412Keeping your character is fine. It just gives me the screaming self insert mary sue red flag willies to see someone namefagging as their own creation in a non quest thread.
>>27825619Honestly, I'd forgotten that I had the name on.. I only had it on in the first place to get feedback to me about the story, and 4chanX keeps putting it back in the name field after I delete it. I keep forgetting to check if it's there or not. I'll leave it off after this post though, cause I agree with you, it's unnecessary.>>27825470Here's the slight rewrite of the character '''Mokoyll the Destroyer'''Mokoyll was among the first drowned sons of Ahab, and earned his full veteran's mechadendrites centuries ago. He sits as the First Company's representative on the Ten-Flag Council as an almost permanent fixture among the elite command.Mokoyll's moniker was earned after his retrieval of the great hammer that he has named Álffinnur. Soon after making landfall on a shrine world under attack by a Chaos warband, Mokoyll was seen striding through the wreckage of the grand temple of the Ecclesiarchy wielding the relic hammer. The heretic's assault was blunted after Mokoyll caved in the Chaos Lord's chest with the hammer, and left him to drown in his own blood, as per chapter custom. [1/2]
>>27825470[2/2]Rumor has it that the hammer was in the possession of a high priest of the Ecclesiarchy, who was attempting to leave his shrine and planet behind to escape with the hammer in the midst of a Chaos assault. No Imperial ships bar the Star Kraken's own fleet are registered to have left the system after the purge, and one can only draw their own conclusions regarding the fate of the priest. Regardless of the truth of the matter, no man would be foolish enough to level any accusations at the giant cyclopean marine.Mokoyll takes to the field wearing his customised terminator armour, forged with extra ablative plating on the front facing, to better lead the fight into the cramped corridors of ship boarding actions. His armour is decorated with the chapter's trademark bio-luminescent runes which, along with the deep glow from his helmet and hammer, paint him like a leviathan of vengeance as he crushes the enemies of the Emperor before him in the dark confines of ship corridors.-----It's after reformatting the story to remove the nordic characters in his name, so I'll copy paste it one final time here in case you want to leave it in as originally written -> " Mǫkǫyll the Destroyer "
>No dreaded pirate roberts
>>27825746I don't think you understand how the Star Krakens work.
>>27825679How do you pronounce Mǫkǫyll?
>>27825665>>27825679It's good man, I'm all for making Mokoyll canon, but can I make one suggestion?Write two things: One to go under Notable Characters, alongside Achab and such, and another short excerpt to go in the Writefaggotry section. The former can be about his personality and his position in the Kraken's, the latter can be his story about slaughtering chaos.If you're up for it. Either way I like the dude.
>>27825772In my head I'm pronouncing it like a Viking would shout Michael.Are we all going to name-fag brother Krakens now, or am I being reminded in a side swipey way to remove the name>>27825780That sounds like a good idea alright. I'll start working on 2 separate bits now, and I might drawfag some stuff too.
>>27825679What this guy said >>27825780You have a better handle on who Mokoyll is, so why don't you stick him in the Notable Characters section with a description of who he is? Once you've done that, put that bit of writing into the writefaggotry section.
>>27825799im not a star kraken ;)
In any case, we need to fluff out more notable characters.Are we going to model them after famous pirates, vikings, or just nautical-based people in general?
'The Heorot CrusadeInitially thinking the Grendel raids to be nothing more than a nuisance band of Dark Eldar, the newly formed Star Kraken's were dispatched to the sector alongside a generous fleet of battle barges and support vessels. They were given free range to track and kill the offending aliens via any means necessary. Chapter-Master Achab, initially a pious man, took these holy commandments to heart, and threw the full force of his marines at the alien fortress on Earnaness. Surprised by the fighting prowess of these aliens, the chapter took substantial losses before emerging victorious. Achab ordered the apothecaries aboard his barges to begin the process of initiation, sensing that he would require many marines before the end of the campaign. Across the worlds of the Grendel the Star Krakens waged war, and one by one the worlds fell, wiped clean of xeno taint. So too did a great many of Achab's brethren fall, the losses mounting, a decade passing, all the burden piling onto his great shoulders until even he bowed under the weight. As the Grendel capital finally fell and the cowardly remnants of the xeno fleet retreated Achab ordered a headlong assault, abandoning fully a third of his chapter on the planet below obsessed with carrying out his holy doctrine: Kill them all, by any means necessary.The aliens skimmed the dark nebula, as they had always done in times of strife, but Achab knew no fear. He plunged into its heart, destroying many - some say all - of the Grendel's remaining vessels during one heedless pass. They became lost within the nebula, which the Krakens started referring to as 'The Deep', and it was a full eight months before they found their way back to the Grendel worlds.
>>27825912Some say it was during that time that Achab went mad, screaming for days on end that they had let some aliens escape, that they had to reverse course and wipe out the xeno threat. Others contest that he was always mad, and it was simply the pressure of being submerged in the starless black which caused him to snap. Either way he returned to the conquered worlds a changed man, and his brothers on the planet below grumbled that he was no longer fit to lead them. Ten Captains, each the leader of a company of marines and the master-and-commander of a battle barge, met in secret. There it was decided that they would petition to remove Achab as Chapter-Master upon returning to their homeworld, with a new leader to be elected from amongst themselves once the time came. They awaited the withdrawal from the captured worlds, and when the support fleets were sent ahead they prepared for a new battle.It never came to pass. Taking his men by surprise Achab ordered the fleet - now numbering just the eleven battle barges - to set course for the nebula. He had uncovered an ancient device within its inky depths, and with it, he proclaimed, they could finally end the Grendel menace once and for all. Only then could they go home.Taken by surprise, the Brother-Captain's had no choice but to follow Achab into The Deep. But that wasn't the end of their unrest...
>>27825838I think, with the exception of Achab (seeing as he is something of a mythological being withing the chapter) we're trying to make unique characters, as opposed to a chapter full of homages and references.
>>27825935Yeah, we've got Achab and the Mariner, but we should shoot for mostly new stuff.
>>27825838captain Bainbridge a rouge of a captain, most unable to tell if he was fighting for the glory of the emperor or just himself. Often using unconventional tactics even by Kraken standards to ensure is ship was the one to deliver the finishing blow, to the frustrations of his fellow captains. He and his crew were lost after being outnumber by an enemy fleets, tricking most of their forces into boarding his ship and blowing it up. taking most of the enemy fleet with him. though his actions worthy of honor the battle is still counted as a defeat with him being named the main contributor.
>>27825983>rougeAlso, I'm not a fan of the name. Someone here was going to do some fluff about a Titanic based ship with more or less the same storyline.
For relations with other races:How about an Ork Pirate who has realised the Kraken make for good fighting, so he repeatedly harasses them every chance he gets whilst he searches the Deep for a lost cache of hermetically sealed teef?
>>27826070Yeah, that works. What name would he have?
>>27826085Captain Jakk Spanna.A former Mekboy-turned-Freebooter, Captain Jakk happened upon the infamous Deep, home to the Star Krakens Chapter.He also gets pissed off if you just call him 'Jakk'.
>>27826162>Pirates of the Carribean referenceNO. NO NO NO.That is what the Black Locks are for. No.
>>27826162Why are people having so much trouble with this?
>>27826237>>27826345I actually thought it was quite funny. A little humour to be injected into an otherwise sombre setting.
>>27826389>Wotan HamiltoniusA blind engineer... Is that a Geordi La Forge reference?
>>27825569>>27825511Was originally just a serf/thrall... but making him one of the original captains, his ship (and name) lost when Ahab's obsession cost the chapter sooooo much.Would explain his age and would explain why they let him continue with the Albatross.Others said that the Ancient Mariner may have a connection with the Deep itself, perhaps how the albatross is never in the same shoals for long, or how it always seems to be calm... not unlike the eye of a hurricane near the once proud Albatross.
>>27826459I didn't writefag that, but you might be onto something there.
>>27826470Should the Mariner have a particularly ornate, gilded Aquila around his neck?
>>27826162In a Rogue Trader game I once played in, my Swashbuckler allied himself with a freeboota named Jubay Brokentusk.... he was basically an orkish take on being a samurai.And he could see if his orkish wakko are deadlier then the star kraken marines.
>>27826494http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8u7px_GzWQ... that says it better then I ever coul.
Okay, so they were formed to crusade against a minor xenos threat, and they overthrew their original chapter master when he went batshit, and they have some cool stuff and a few figures of legend... What else has happened to them?They've been in the Deep for 1000 years, surely something else interesting happened nearby that they got involved in. Lets come up with another major event, a major campaign against a new threat or some other strife, and from there we can extrapolate more famous ships, marines and legends of the chapter.
>>27826508And yes, that's kind of a sly call back to season 1 of the Deadliest Warrior, but I figured if we're sly about it, then why not?As for the Norse version of the Titanic and Captain Edvard, perhaps he did succeed in ramming the daemon vessel during warp transit, but his story is told as a cautionary tale."The Jaws of Victory are oft times just as disastrous as the Jaws of Defeat." A parable (perhaps from the Ancient Mariner) to warn the Chapter against Pyrrhic victories.
>>27826522Fighting Tyranids? Defending the Imperium shipping lanes from Void Krakens and Warp Whales? What else is around them? Also, they send Varangians out into the wider Imperium to remind everyone that they exist.
I came up with Achab in the previous threads and my original idea for him was a bit different than some of the new stuff we've come up with. I thought I'd share my background stuff and see how you guys like it. There wasn't any defining moment when Achab went crazy, it was slowly built over the course of decades rather than the result of a single event or enemy. I also took inspiration from the biblical Ahab; his death by being launched alone in a drop pod was a direct reference to Ahab's wife Jezebel being thrown from a window to her death. After Achab's crusade I figured the chapter to be at 1/3 strength at best and spent the years following Achab mostly assisting the Imperial Navy. While exploring the Deep they found Muninn and. realizing what kind of information it was spitting out. claimed the Deep as their new home, later finding Huginn and the Lighthouses.
>>27826522"Be careful of what you slay, lest the Warp rise up to the Deep and becalm you"-The Ancient MarinerSuch is the Mariners way of referring to the incident when a large ship of unknown origin, designated as the Falcon, was destroyed. It's destruction is believed to have been the cause of the ruination of the 1st company, which left only the Mariner and his squad alive. Becalmed in the warp, the 1st company Strike Cruiser was forced to wait till the tides came through their portion of the Deep once more. Sitting in realspace as they were, many foes beset them. The Mariner has yet to state how many foes attacked, nor how long the 1st company remained stuck. In truth, the 1st company had destroyed a small, weak craftworld that had allied itself with Biel-Tan, and was hoping to establish an exodite world in the Deep. Incensed at the destruction of what could've been a new hope for the Eldar, Biel-Tan attacked the company till the warp tides allowed the Mariner and his squad to flee
>>27826688Oh... oh!I really like the idea of them having Varangians attached to allied Naval commanders, or friendly Governors in the worlds just outside of the Deep.Perhaps they don't know where the Krakens come from or how many their are, but they are glad that they come from the Nebula every now and then to lend their aid.Also, since they're Raven Guard descended... do they have issue with their Melanchromic Organ? Or do they have a different genetic aberration?
>>27826881They've been described as pale skinned and black eyed a few times, yes.
>>27826960with very thin and wispy hair, so not totally bawld like the ravens.
Kaptin Jakk Spanna originator here.Are we in favour with having a little Ork comic relief plaguing the Krakens?
>>27826522Zyou Gunthrop and the Iconoclasm FleetZyou Eloise Adila Guntrhrop the Ninth, Duchess of Aldervenge, Marquess of Nokaige, Baron of Karkett-Upon-the-Stars. Born the second child of the Duke of Aldervenge by his third wife, she was raised and educated for lifelong military service as was custom for the second child in her family. Due to her family's high rank, third cousins to the sector governor, she was commissioned captain of the battle cruiser Lament of Bosphor, where she spent the first five decades of her career. Following the Purge of Islafax and the subsequent downfall of the Hemogene naval dynasty, she secured her position of subsector Admiral and it's flagship, the Judgement's Contempt. Following two decades of uneventful service, she thrust herself into the annals of villainy when she led her fleet in the Puryos campaign.The Cardinal world of Puryos had come under the assault of the Ork Warboss Thrunn "Two-Hed" Deddkilly and a massive naval fleet gathered to protect them planet along with its numerous shrines and basilicas. During the battle several of the world's cathedral's and pilgrimage sites in areas protected by Gunthrop's fleet were obliterated by orbital bombardment. A full inquiry was launched, and Gunthrop threw herself upon the mercy of the inquiry taking all the blame and offering the rest of her life in crusade as atonement. Unfortunately for her, the inquiry discovered that Gunthrop belonged to a denomination of the Imperial Creed that viewed that viewed veneration of saints and relics as impiety and idolatry. This, along with evidence of Imperial weaponry being used to destroy some of the sites, led to her excommunication and death warrants placed upon her and her captains. However, her spies within the inquiry informed her of this information coming to light and, before said evidence could be revealed, Gunthrop sailed her fleet from Puryos.
Brother-Captain Thorolfr Finn, master-and-commander of the Strike Cruiser Beinum, Captain of the Seventh Company. Often referred to as the 'Peregrine' by his peers, although never to his face. Not due to any fear of offense, but simply because none of them ever get the chance. It is said that in the last century he has spent less than six days on Mobius, preferring instead the embrace of the Deep, tirelessly patrolling the shallows, aiding the Imperial Navy in confronting, capturing and exterminating malcontents who attempt to use the disruptive powers of the Deep to escape Imperial Justice.Rumours abound of his abject cruelty. Many recall an instance where he put a renegade Star Galleon to the sword, slaughtering all twenty thousand members of its crew, whose Captain had hijacked the vessel on behalf of his world, seeking to end a famine there which threatened his family. Thorolfr reasoned that renegade actions were unacceptable, no matter what their motivations. He is also famous for his three day engagement with an Ork Kill Cruiser which had been harassing shipping lanes and then retreating into the cover of the Deep. After tethering their ships together with a lateral drop pod assault, the Captain learned that he in turn had been boarded. A vicious back and forth began, with each vessel boarding the other, until eventually Thorolfr prepared a boarding pod for himself and four of his best men, and had it fired directly at the Ork bridge.To this day he wears the alien's hat; a trophy, he says, of the best fight any living being had given him centuries.
>>27827222Reference anything other than a modern pop culture reference and it's a date. I don't care if you reference an actual 16th century pirate, just... Not PotC. Please.
>>27827423Using her connections, both familial and military, she remained ahead of her pursuers for decades as her crews believed themselves to be on a pentient crusade; her fleet swelling in numbers with captured Chartist vessels and ships from small naval detachments unfortunate enough to cross her path. After hearing of the Deep and the fabulous archeotech array contained within, she turned her fleet towards the Star Krakens to wrench the Deep away from them and claim it as her personal fiefdom. Feeling secure in her numerical superiority, the Iconoclasm fleet was unprepared for the extent of the navigational and communication difficulties imposed upon them by the Deep. Her advance forces outmaneuvered by the Star Kraken fleet, the Astartes threw themselves directly at her capital ships while using weapons unknown to disable her escort ships. The battle ended when the Judgment's Lament was rammed by an enemy vessel which detonated its magazines while embedded in the damaged battleship. Though its flagship destroyed and Gunthrop's fate unknown, the Iconoclasm Fleet still remains, an opportunistic predator that hunts the distant spaceways for unwary prey.
>>27827670>>27827423Oh, you were expanding on the Iconoclast Fleet incident? This is far more detailed. Good job.
>>27827744Both the incident and the fleet itself. I figure the fleet itself is still active in the the wider sector that contains the Deep.Also, Warboss Deddkilly is still hanging around. He's nicknamed Two-Hed because he removed the brain of the former warboss and grafted it onto his own to steal his kunnin'.
Do the older members of the Chapter, including Dreadnoughts, have rusty, seawater-dripping armour?
>>27827833Yes! It's a geneseed flaw that they excessively sweat salt water!
>>27827887Sweat is already salt water.
>>27827833Nah, ceramite doesn't rust. It'd be a cool idea for any of them that fall though :)
>>27827967>:)Why did I put that.
>>27827967Well, they had that shtick about taking metal from ships they'd boarded, did they end up attaching it to their armour?If they did, you could have Dreadnoughts covered in elaborate Kraken murals, with various degress of rust on them, whilst the actual armour underneath stays intact.
>>27827996Because you can :D
>>27827833How many more times to we have to reiterate that the ceramite doesn't rust. CERAMICS DONT RUST.Also, perpetually dripping water is a lot like perpetually being on fire, and we all know what happened there....
>>27828067Yeah, taking trophies from battles is very much what they do. Those trophies will show varying signs of age/battle damage.
>>27828067Oh, I get what you mean now. Yeah, the plating being all rusted and fucked up would be cool.
Right, I'm after finishing work, so I can write up the character now I guess. If anyone is around to add it to the wiki, that'd be cool cause I'm not sure how. >>Mǫkǫyll the Destroyer Mǫkǫyll is amongst the oldest of the veterans of the Star Krakens, having earned his veteran's mechadendrites centuries ago. He sits as the First Company's representative on the Ten-Flag Council. Mǫkǫyll is a leviathan of a man, tall even for a space marine. His left eye is replaced with a ceramite plate from the hull of the ship "Reckless Vengeance", a reaver whose captain took Mǫkǫyll's eye away from him after a well timed attack with his rapier.His trademark equipment includes the relic hammer which he has dubbed Álffinnur, which he retrieved from the wreckage of a world under his first command, as well as his heavily customised tactical dreadnought armour. He has adorned his armour with additional ablative ceramite plating from the numerous ships he has breached with his company, along with decorations using the bio-luminescent markings common among the chapter's decorations. (story write-faggotry to follow soon)
>>27830295I thought you'd changed it to Mokoyll?
Been out playing Game of Thrones LCG all day. What'd I miss?
>>27830993Nah, it was the formatting on my word changed it to that.It's fine either way really, I don't think the weird o's are necessary for his character
>>27831646I literally just made it up on the spot the other day in the first thread.We can change it I guess if someone has a better name though
>>27831618Ah - what is M k yll supposed to mean?
>>27831680Sorry about the linkfucking. And fair enough, I was just wondering what it was supposed to be, seemed a bit of an odd name. It works though.
What about the Varangians?Those who fight alongside the Imperium, and who's main goal is to get as much new equipment as they can get their hands on?Guy in previous thread mentioned it, and I'll expand upon it (a bit).Let's say one of the Clan Companies is known as the Varangians, those who rarely see The Deep, if at all. Most of their time is spend fighting in Imperial warzones and keeping a strong supply line to the chapter.The original idea was that the veterans would lone themselves out, but it seem more natural to me to have a company do that instead.
>>27832840>did not read the threadsorry, nevermind, bump sort of.
>>27832840We'd decided that the Varangian's were veterans "loaned" out to the imperial fleet to remind everyone that they Krakens still existed.Moykoll's write faggotry will have to wait til tomorrow I'm afraid, wiki guy if you're still here.I'm too tired to write anything coherent down atm
>>27832840It's just a select group of Krakens that are go out into the wider galaxy, perhaps with a small ship or loaned onto a Navy vessel, that help out the rest of the Imperium, gather sweet loot and generally remind everyone that the chapter exists.
Putting a colour scheme up on the wiki, pic related. If there's anything anyone would prefer then say so.
Have we actually done the various Deathwatch creation stuff for the Star Krakens?
>>27835444Nah, I think it was just a "hey, imagine if there were octopus marines" thing.
>>27835699Might as well do it nowFirst, let's lest what we've already determined>Chapter Flaw: We stand alone. Pretty obvious since the Chapter is operating on its own save for the Varangians>Figure of Legend: Chapter Master Achab and his deed of legend, which was being Ahab IN SPACE>Fleets, no homeworld>Divergent organization. See Varangians and usage of devestators and scouts>Combat Doctrine: Close quarters>Special Equipment: Bolter shotguns, stormshields, and combi-weapons out the wazoo>Under StrengthFirst up, Chapter Belief. Give me a 1d100
>>27835898We already did that, i think.
Rolled 14>>27835898Wait, if we already know their beliefs and various specific oddities, why are we rolling for it?
>>27836083cause bitches be crazy.
>>27836083BECAUSE THIS IS /tg/.WE LOVE DICE.Also we can do fun stuff with it if it does make sense, and take it as imput even if it doesn't
A Star Kraken Artificer Armour that has a Kraken Beak for pauldrons, and a mass of smaller inner-tentacles resembling a cape. The Armour was made for Helmsman Ingvar for single-handedly killing a Kraken attacking the ship. The feat was done by launching himself and his chain sword into the foul creature's eye. He was recovered an hour later having nearly cut his way through to the other side.
>>27836456No. We are not having marines that single handedly fight ship-kiling beasts and survive. Ancient Mariner gets a pass because he's old, crazy, lost everyone else on his ship, and is a refernce to Coleridge. We are not letting the chapter slide.Memorial armor is good, so long as it's less krakeny. We don't want Krakenlords with Krakenaxes made from Krakenteeth, riding thunderkrakens, wearing krakenarmor
>>27836492KRAKEN KRAKEN MY KRAKEN TO KRAKEN THE KRAKEN AND RELEASE THE KRAKEN. >yeah i feel you bro. fight the good fight.
>>27834674I'd like it if the backpack thing was black too. Otherwise pretty sweet.
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>>27836456No fuck you this is awful and you're awful for suggesting this
>>27835898Breacher Shields, not Storm Shields
Saving this thread from Page 9, will be back in an hour or two to contribute some more.
>>27834003It'd be kinda silly if only a small group go out in the wider Imperium. I say the Varangian's are the explorers of the Star Krakens, accompanying Explorator fleets and delving into Space Hulks. The rest of the chapter functions normally for a fleet based chapter.
>Another day at work, another piece of Kraken writefriendery.The thunder of the gods heralded the coming of the angels, which made Isac's dramatic entrance into the room, crying: "They're here! They're here! The angel's chariot has descended!" completely redundant. The old man had always been prone to spectacle, Chief Orvas reflected.They stood in the Victory Hall, lit and warmed by a blazing fire. It was simple: walls of straw and hewn wood decorated with shields and ancient light guns, weapons the angels had given his people, so that they might fight alongside God's army to free themselves from the Maw Devil's. All bore bayonets, and some were even splashed with the black blood of the demons - proof that his ancestors had fought, and a reminder of the debt they owed.He and eleven other fathers stood seperated from the crowd, their families standing faithfully behind them, and their firstborn sons - stripped naked, barring a modest loincloth - a single pace ahead, all awaiting the entrance of God's right hand.The grand doors opened slowly, and the angel Isaias entered, cowled in the deep green robes of his people. He was flanked by two guardians, their enourmous shields, each nearly as large the doors, held aloft. They again were flanked by two angels baring the legendary weapons of the heavens; guns capable of splitting the skull of a Wyverdog in two with a single shot. Guns enough to kill every man, woman and child in this room.Orvas shuddered, and patted the shoulder of his son reassuringly.
>>27842371"Hail!" Isaias boomed, and the villagers replied in kind, their collective din almost matching the volume of the angel's voice."Lord Isaias, I humbly present our offering!" Orvas called, and bowed respectfully, gesturing with one hand at the boys arrayed ahead of them.Isaias strode across the long hall, covering it in ten paces, waving back his stomping guardians as he approached the first boy. The angel inspected him carefully, asking him to raise his arms, querying him on his various scars, and nodding appreciatively as the boy casually described doing battle with creatures that would be considered nightmare ghouls on fairer Imperial worlds."Your offering is fair. Do you relinquish this boy to me, honoured father?" Isaias asked, nodding respectfully at the boy's father."I do." the man's voice only just wavered, his eyes full of tears unshed, pride and agony together."You do your world proud, honoured father! I claim this boy." Isaias touched two fingers to the child's head, and then gently ushered him towards the other angels, one of whom sheathed him in a thick woolen cape of the same green as the angel.So it continued up the line, until finally Isaias stood before Orvas."Gracious offerings, oh chieften." Isaias spoke the ritual words, and then added, "I see your own son is amongst the chosen this time.""Yes, my lord." He patted his son's shoulder, "A fine boy."Isaias studied him intently, saying nothing. Orvas' son drew himself up, squaring his shoulders, sticking out his jaw. Even standing tall the boy was scrawny, fully a head shorter than every other offering. He was lean, underfed almost."This is your firstborn son, chieften?" Isaias asked after a moments study."Y-yes my lord! Of course! He is small for his age but truly my son!" cold sweat broke out on Orvas' brow, and trickled down his back. He supressed a shudder.
>>27842381"Hm. Yes, truly your son, but is he your firstborn?" Isaias gently moved the boy aside, and stepped up to Orvas. The chieften was a tall man, taller than any in his village, but even he had to crane his neck to look at the angel as he spoke his next words."My lord. I- I-..." Orvas stuttered, terrified."Have you forgotten the pledge of your ancestor, chieften? A dozen firstborn sons for a dozen centuries, each delivered on the tenth cycle of your world. The God-Emperor's price for freeing you from demon enslavement.""Of course not, my lord. But, my firstborn- I need him. He is precious. Surely my seco-..." Isaias struck the man, a mighty backhanded blow that sent the chieften sprawling onto the ground. The angel began to scan the frightened crowd, laying his eyes on each boy, until he found one who couldn't meet his gaze. One who had a remarkable resemblence to his father."There." Isaias pointed, "You are the chieften's firstborn. Brother, fetch him!"The boy tried to flee, but even the coltish agility of adolescence seemed slow and clumsy compared to the alacrity of an astartes. As soon as he was caught he began to wail, and so too did his father."No, oh angel! Mercy!" Orvas crawled forwards on his knees, hands held in supplication, "Mercy!"Isaias turned his back on the snivelling man and inspected his son. The boy was tall, as large as a fully grown man on some other worlds, and broad. He appeared well muscled, but lacked the scars and scrapes of the other boys. His face was red, and as soon as Isaias touched his chin, forcing the boy to look him in the eye, the child began to sob and whimper pathetically.From nearby came the whir of a lasgun charging, Isaias snapped away, turning towards the threat, reaching into his robe for his bolt pistol.
>>27842395Against the wall stood the chieften's second son, his lips curled back in rage, the lasgun held in a perfect guardsman's stance - butt against his shoulder, eyes aiming down the sight. The gun continued to whir, and as the boy sighted it on Isaias' head, he pulled the trigger.It sputtered, and refused to fire. The boy's eyes blazed with rage, and before any of the angels could react, he threw it overarm, as though he were hurling a harpoon.The weapon soared through the air and Isaias jerked aside. Too slowly, he felt the bayonet crease his jaw, leaving a long hot gash as it kissed him.His brothers reacted immediately, two moving forward, throwing their shields ahead of them, blocking any further attack from reaching their Captain. The others sighted their boltgun on the boy, and his fellow villagers fled screaming whilst he stood defiant and angry."Leave my brother alone!" The boy screamed, his tiny hands balled up into fists.Isaias raised a hand, halting any vengeance, and wiped his jaw with his robe, contemplating the wet smear for a moment. Then he turned back to the chieften."I will take your second son." He proclaimed, "If you will relinquish him to me?""Yes, oh lord! Yes!" Orvas was still on his knees.Isaias approached the wild son of the chieften slowly, as if he were dangerous game, and gently pressed two fingers to his forehead. The other boys had bowed their heads, but this one stared at him defiantly, and spat."Thank you, oh lord! Thank you for your mercy!" The chieften called as Isaias ushered the children out of the hall. He turned to face the man, who had yet to climb to his feet, and was now clutching his firstborn child in his arms. They were both sobbing."Do not thank me, Chieften." Isaias said softly before he left, "Time will show that I have done you a grave disservice today."
>>27842405>BONUS ROUND: EXTRA FLUFF FOR THE FLUFF GOD (if it can be agreed upon)They stepped back out into the blistering cold.Isaias caught up with the smallest of the initiates, who, it seemed, had also refused one of the warm robes of the order."What is your name, boy?" He asked, putting his arm around the child's shoulder, keeping him warm and ensuring he wouldn't attempt to flee before they reached the thunderhawk.The boy spat some curse back at him in a tongue Isaias didn't understand."Your name, boy. Or I'll feed you to the maw."The boy looked up at the night sky, fully one-third of its stars blocked by the planetside view of the Deep, a source of superstitious terror to these plain citizens of the Imperium."Mokoyll." He replied sullenly."I have a good sense of you, boy." Isaias laughed, remembering the child's iron will in the hall, "You shall be a great champion some day. I wager my vessel on it."
>>27842423Pretty cool story, bro. Thanks for the fluff.
>>27842428Thanks man, I'm going to go grab and shower, then when I get back I'm thinking of writing up some statlines for Kraken units on the tabletop.Although I'm starting to feel like the only man at the helm of this ship. Which is disappointing. This is the first Marine chapter - in or out of canon - that has really spoken to me.
>>27842210But that's not what the real life Varangians did. The real life ones went of to the Byzantine Empire, and defended its Emperor. Whenever an emperor died, they got to carry as much out of the royal treasure as they could with their hands in what was known as "polutasvarf," or palace pillagingFor the Star Krakens, the Varangians fight outside The Deep, earning the respect of other Imperial forces, and gaining resources and ships to send back to the Chapter. They're also a good way to prevent the whole chapter from becoming renegade due to their isolation, since at any time their will be a company strength portion of the chapter in contact with the wider Imperium (and I think their isolation is a serious danger for them becoming renegade. Just look what happens when fleet based chapters like the Astral Claws go rogue). Delving into space hulks is something the whole Chapter could do. It might even be their way of training neophytes "We found a spacehulk. Go in, find something valuable, and if you make it back with whatever you found, you shall be our Brother"
>>27842472It's a slow day. And /tg/ has shown remarkable inability to keep balls rolling and ideas flowing in the past several months. Typically, anons just demand that the one or two writefags do all the work, and they either sperg the fuck all over them, contribute little snippets of conflicting/powergaming/self insert/popculture cause they have no actual creativity/videogame references, muddy the waters, and leave. Welcome to /tg/, if you want to homebrew, the anons will tear you down. We say we want new brew, but we lyin', bro. Got that shitpostin, tagged on a macro. Digging deep, in our bag of tricks.Calling bitches Mary Sue, yeah, just for kicks.
>>27842478True, but only a company, and not a full one at that, isn't much for a chapter to send out. I agree they should keep to themselves more than others find comfortable, but they still need to be active. Maybe the Varangians are something of a showpiece for the Star Krakens so that other Imperial forces hold them in high esteem?
>>27842478>>27842548>Although the majority of Star Kraken operations are concerned with patrolling and protecting the worlds surrounding the Deep - as well as cleansing the Deep of its own internal terrors - the chapter is careful not to neglect its duty to the Imperium at large. To that end the Varangian Guard, a special company of Kraken veterans, serving aboard the Strike Cruiser Holdfast, are on permanent detachment to the Segmentum Ultima. The Holdfast itself is forbidden to enter the Deep, and instead spends time every three years on its fringes, allowing veterans from any of the ten companies to join freely - or to leave freely, if they so desire. This creates an unofficial 'Eleventh Company' of veterans, sometimes only numbering a few combat squads, other times nearing a full one hundred marines, whom serve on foreign battlefields. Only the Captain and his guard are a permanent fixture, men descended from the chapters initial migration into the Deep.The Varangian Guard have served with distinction in many of the famous theaters of war across the sector, earning the Star Krakens an outstanding reputation for honour and ferocity, and so glorifying the Holdfast that the Captain has begun etching his victories onto the outer hull, due to a scarcity of space within the vessel's great hallsI just dumped this on the wiki. Thoughts?
>>27842559Sounds pretty good.
>>27842572Didn't include anything about looting. Should there be looting? Sounds a little... Wulfy...
>>27842500You make me sad, sir.
>>27842576Keep to rewards and will be less space wolf-ish. Alternatively, have the Varangians go for big game, and steal entire starships from whoever they happen to be fighting
>>27842478>"We found a spacehulk. Go in, find something valuable, and if you make it back with whatever you found, you shall be our Brother">"Also, we're keeping your air supply. Good luck, initiate!"
>>27842590I make me sad, friend. Cause I've been there too. No fewer than three homebrews have i initiated/been a part of, and the Star Krakens will be the fourth. All have fallen to laziness, idle shitposting, and a COMPLETE INABILITY of the actual contributors to police themselves, stay on task, and remember what they've agreed on as canon.
>>27842600>>27842576Varangians shouldn't loot, they simply demand first rights at salvage and to be able to claim slaves and serfs for their chapter as compensation.>>27842590It's always been that way. For all the talk of the shit /tg/ got done, they forget the hundred projects that never really went anywhere at the same time. It is due to /tg/ community based nature, sometimes things click, sometimes they don't. You've got too many cooks spoiling the pot, you've got people who don't like what you're doing bitching at you, you've got a lack of consensus about most everything. I don't really care about space marines, I don't play 40k, but I love creating lore and fluff so I'm here trying to make something cool. That's all you really need to make something on /tg/, an idea and people willing to work with it. Maybe you'll get just a few bits, maybe you'll get a complete work, you just don't know until it happens.
>>27842423I'm the OP of the Mokoyll post, and that genuinely made my day. I'm off to write his fluff properly now, you've inspired me anon. /salute
Every post I make fucks up canon so I will just post this to bump the fuck out of this thread. If I can find that goddamn camera cable than I'll upload some pics of the Assault Krakens I'm currently painting
>>27842901If every post you make fucks up canon, why don't you just come up with something like a battle or interesting event in the chapter's history?
Alright, so I'm trying to make a quick Space Kraken Chapter Tactics thing, ala sixth edition space marine codex. I mean, these guys aren't really codex divergent, they're more codex updated-for-the-practicalities-of-space.I haven't played much 6th, so I don't know if Cache of the Lighthouse is OP, or even just overcosted. Likewise I'm not thrilled with Strike from the Shadows as it's just a Raven Guard special rule. Sure, they're successors, but they're very distant from their originator.
>>27843039Cache of the Lighthouse should read: Every member of a Space Kraken tactical squad may take a Breach Shield at a cost of 10pts per unit.>>27842901The canon is still pretty fluid. Everything I've writefagged has been from the time when Achab was still leading the Kraken. And at most we only know a couple of the captains/ships, a fleet which numbers at least 11 Barges/Cruisers. There's plenty of blanks to fill in.
>>27843039woah woah woah woah. Let's make the fluff first. Making crunch is a GUARANTEED way to get fucked up by becoming power gamers. Do that on your own time, in your own home, instead of implying that you're making something to be used against other /tg/ers. It's NEVER a good idea.
>>27843039Why does that logo look oddly like the Selesnya logo from Magic? tree, branches, sun, etc.
A quick mockup of the Chapter's livery. Colors used are Scaly Green, Chaos Black, and Burnished Gold.
>>27843093We already had pretty well agreed on livery earlier. Mostly, it was very nicely subdued. Not boldly colored, not bad at all.
>>27843078There's already a lot of fluff. Our 1d4 page has more writefaggotry on it than more established chapters like the Reasonable Marines. However there's absolutely no meat on the bone. Surely we can manage a two rule Chapter Tactics thing? Surely?
>>27843101Not if you don't want this thing to get turned into a rage-fest of trolls and accusations, no. It's not like this chapter would ever be tournament legal, so if you're of a mind to give them rules, just do so in your own playgroup, and don't risk ruining everything here.
>>27843085Because I slapped it together in the HBO Game of Thrones house generator in fifteen seconds. I still don't know if there's a real Heraldry out there.
>>27843101>Reasonable Marines>established chapter>benchmark of anything>u wot m8?
>>27843098Ah, ok. I didn't see anything on the wiki.
>>27843119Clearly I am naive in the ways of /tg/, I thought we could reach a consensus on what might be balanced, fluffy and fun as a group of Kraken-lovers, and even do so without it devolving into shit flinging. Perhaps... Perhaps I should have known better. /tg/ is still 4chan, after all.Apologies. I'll stick to writefagging.
It occurs to me that we're missing a few things from the wiki.Mostly the information for making a Star Kraken in Deathwatch, the livery and heraldry, and so on and so forth. Just something I noticed.
>>27843134It's actually posted earlier in the thread here>>27834674But yours is pretty close to what we had already, krakenmind etc
>>27843039Original maker of the shitty MS paint logos in the last thread here...HOLD GOD DAMN THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. Did you make it? Also, can you make a version with black instead of blue and post it on the wiki?
>>27843134There's actually one up near the start of the thread. No reason each Strike Cruiser wouldn't have its own variation on the scheme, though.
>>27843189No, dude, let's not get that complex for no reason. Chapters have a uniform color scheme, unless they fall to chaos. The colors are important, yo, doubly so for a family that roams as far and wide and as split up as the Krakens.
>>27843098>>27843093Get that livery on the wiki, yo! Looks great!>>27842500>>27842671Don't lose hope. I've been lurking and occasionally posting since the first thread. Yes, this chapter is growing very slowly. No, it's not dead yet.>>27843145>>27843039I'm gonna disagree with the other anons and say go ahead, keep doing crunch.
>>27843161Man, seriously. Go here: http://www.jointherealm.com/Add the Greyjoy Kraken, add a sun logo, mess with the sizes and colours, report back. You're our Heraldry man.
>>27843145Have no fear brother Kraken. We'll get to it eventually. This project seems to be chugging along at a relatively reasonable rate, so I'd be surprised if we didn't have a huge amount of stuff on the d4chan page by Friday.Which is when the marines I just ordered should get here and I can begin conversion + paint work on them
>>27843206Naw, I'm not good at it and I don't play much 40k anyway. I just wanted to make a Chapter Tactics thing for them to bring to friendly games, and I wanted some help/feedback on that (and perhaps to reach a consensus with others on what the Krakens look like on the table) due to my general inexperience with 6th edition. I didn't realise it was a faux passe, so we'll just let it lay.
>>27843145All things considered, the Star Krakens don't really have anything that requires dedicated crunch. Run them as counts-as Raven Guard, take the boarding shield rules from IA, and you're done. Most of the shit that would need special rules would be Battlefleet Gothic stuff.
>>27843256I don't know, are double-move assault jump packs really a tactic employed by the Space Kraken?(also the Breach Shield special rule is copied word-for-word from the Horus Heresy codex where it first appears, with a totally made up point cost I wasn't sure about.)
>>27843282>are double-move assault jump packs really a tactic employed by the Space Kraken?Yes, but the low ceilings found in most ship corridors and space hulks hamper their use.
>>27843282>>27843307It would help with their lack of vehicles.
>>27843350Why do I have this odd feeling that the kraken should somehow be eating the sun, representing the way the Deep eats light, and the chapter "eats" its enemies, specifically by taking chunks out of all their gear as trophies.
>>27843350Aaaaaand you beat me to it.
>>27843395I think the sun is the lighthouse, and the Kraken is... humping it? I based it on the paintsho pro heraldry the other anon did. He understands the symbolism better than I.A task for a wandering writefag or other contributer seeking a task:>Write something about a Kraken Librarian - remember, they're all tattooed like Queequay, and they partially assume the responsibilities of an astropath/scanning array whilst in the deep.
>>27843494It's better your way: the less HBO material ripped off the better. Upload that shizz to the 1d4chan.
>>27843494I actually like yours better, just because it incorporates the dark sun / flashing light house thing the post before you was talking about.Also>that filenameHere we go again with me cracking up because of these silly filenames
>>27843494Guy abusing the GoT generator here. Definitely this one.I wasn't seriously in the running, just using the jointherealm website to effortlessly test configurations.
>>27843494>>27843350Honestly, I like both quite well. Eating the sun is very cool. What if the logo/main body of the squid was the lighthouse, and the arms were the beams of light activating the sensors or whatever Muninn/Huginn does?Make a subtle reference to the kraken, cause we're not as yiffy as the space wolves, the squid's not the chapter's spirit animal as much as the original ideas had it be anymore.
Have them nickname the warp the "bifrost".
Yo, if these >>27834674 are the colours we're using, could someone upload it to the article? My wikimedia isn't working.
>>27843608This. I'd do it myself... But I don't know how wikipedia works.
>>27843595>the squid's not the chapter>the squid>squidHERETIC! IT'S NOT A SQUID! IT'S A KRAKEN! PURGE HIM, BROTHERS!
>>27813830>work out what the thread is about>ohboyherewego.jpg>check out the 1d4chan expecting wank and speshul starchildren and bad jokes>everything is decent, modest, humble and some it extremely well writtenGod damn, /tg/... You can still surprise me. Fine job, gentlemen.
Logo is up.>>27843638I'll do it!
>>27843675Where's that pick "/tg/ gets shit done" when we need it eh?
>>27843679Ta very muchly.
>>27843675We've been trying REALLY hard to slap the shit out of people who try to write stupid, uncreative, pop culture stuff in this thread. So far, it's actually mostly worked. Who knows, if this goes well, we could maybe revisit the Steel Crusaders, Mourning Sons, Oestalan Sector, or whatever else /tg/'s left by the wayside recently and give them a push. Might be cool.
>>27843675>>27843690Let's not get TOO full of ourselves here, guys. >that being said, I am fairly impressed at the work thus far. Stick to it, a small pat on the back is deserved.
Hmmmm... I've been trying to add the link to the first sup/tg/ thread and it keeps disappearing. Any wikibros know why? I only just started a 1d4chan account, if that helps.
Can't believe this thread is still going.What else do we need to fluff/write?
>>27843675It still needs cleaning up. We've still got contradicting fluff about the chapters origins... Some writefags have the Kraken's starting out as warlords who were vanquished by their own hubris, others have the Kraken's spawned to fight an alien species only to get decimated by a surprisingly well entrenched enemy.In either case the Achab goes mad with a need to slaughter the Chapter's oppressors, to the point that it perturbs his brothers and turns them against him.Then we have him being killed off by his Captains or just disappearing with a bulk number of Terminators...Personally I'm in favour of condensing the fluff into:>Chapter spawned to fight Grendel>The Crusade is harder fought than originally intended, the comissioning of more Marines is approved (ending with them becoming overstrength, necessary to win due to a lack of support)>Achab goes mad>His Captain's kill him off, but only after he's committed them to the Deep.maybe he disappears for a while and returns, happier than he's been in decades, because he just nuked their original homeworld (like Cortes burning the ships) so they can finally get down to business without distraction, which results in the Kraken's launching him into an alien ship all by himself.
>>27843769>A more extensive piece about a Librarian (see above)>Some fluff on the Strike Cruisers (we have eleven - one for each company, and one for the Varangian Guard. So far only, like, three have fluff.)>Some more stuff the Kraken's have done (They fought the Grendel's, defeated a renegade fleet and so far those are the only detailed events, I think?)>Expanding a few of the characters: Wotan could use some character, Nobody has even tried to write as Achab (although a lot has been written about him.)
>>27843769Ah, we need to out their colours up on the wiki, but there's an anon doing that. New writefaggotry is always appreciated. New artwork is nice - more than anything, we need to have the specifics of their chapter organisation on the wiki. Finally, having some special rules for playing a Star Kraken in deathwatch would be good.
>>27843679That Heraldry looks so tasty there.oh yeah, work it squidlymmhmmm
>>27843828going off the previous idea of the Captains having Dutch names, some random ideas: Mozes Erwin Reijnders Cornelis Lodewijk Otten Vincent Marcel De Snaaijer Hein Bernhard Joosten Daniël Tygo Van Achthoven Theodorus Paul Van Hautem etc, etc, etc.
>>27843853We've said they use shotgun like bolters. Perhaps instead of inventing a new bolter for them we can add a truly staggering cache of Tempest bolter rounds to the Lighthouse, found alongside the Breach Shields. The Star Kraken exclusively use them, as they're good for boarding assaults.
Drawfagging/art from this thread is up.>>27843873I'd go for more of a mix of Dutch and Norse, but I like the direction you're taking.
>>27843902Works for me. Just get it on the wiki and we're set.
Writer of Depth-crossing and Initiation here: If I were to write something longer... far longer... and post it in a few threads time in pdf format would anybody be interested in reading it?The idea might taper out to nothing and be abandoned, or it might end up novella length. Is that a thing, or is writefaggotry generally reigned in to easy wiki/post readable lengths?
>>27843828I'd love to write from Achab's perspective, but to my shame I have not read Moby Dick so I wouldn't really get into his mindset.How are we pronouncing Achab? Atch-ab, or Ach (like the scottish och) -ab?>>27843873I'll do some fluff about Captain Achthoven, do we have any particular enemies or events that we want in the fluff, but we haven't written about yet?
>>27843944I've been mentally pronouncing it Ache-ab...
>>27843944Somebody floated the idea of a pirate Ork warboss, but a randumb anon demanding we call the grot "JAKK SPARRA" kind of derailed it. We also have them fighting Eldar Corsair, a LOT of Renegade's/pirates who attempt to use the Deep as a method of escaping Naval patrols, potentially the 'nids (considering their positioning) AND FINALLY The Grendel, who may or may not (probably not) be lurking in deeper in the Nebula.
>>27843934I'd read anything you wrote dude.On that note, how long have we til we need a new thread? Because I've got a story nearly done to post, and I'd rather not have it lost to auto saging.
>>27843934Yeah, that's a good idea, I'd read it - put it on mediafire or something when it's done and link on the wiki.
>>27843994'Kapptin Jakk Spanna' damnit, and it was my idea in the first place.But OK, I completely understand if we don't want to go down that route.Do we have a description of the Grendel so far? Or are we sticking to the mythology description?Should we reference Beowulf at all, or stick with one of the more minor characters in the myth?
>>27844001About fifty posts I'd say. Please do post, I want to read more about Moyokll. Most interesting character in the Chapter imo.
>>27844012Referencing mythology is ok, as long as it's not too blatant. Modern stuff is a no-no, though.
Added categories, so shit now links to the Star Krakens page. Also fixed some formatting issues.I think I'm gonna go back to the archived thread, see if I can't dig up any more images from there. Anyone have a link to thread #2?
>>27844012>An individual Grendel stands at nearly seven foot, has natural claws that can rend into ceramite and is capable of great feats of natural strength.from the 1d4chan. Some anon posted a pick in the last thread, looked like a Skarren crossed with a bear.
>>27843994It was suggested earlier that the Ancient Mariner led an attack on a Craftworld that was trying to colonize a planet into an exodie world, pissing off the Biel-Tan and making them enemies of the Chapter. It was even added to the 1d4chan page, but wasn't really vetted by anyone.
>>27844029It's off the board. Does /tg/ have an auto-archival service? If not I've, uh, saved the thread on my harddrive. I could upload it somewhere.
>>27844049I've heard people talk about foolz.org or some such, but i've never really checked it out.
>>27844029Never mind. found the link. Images to follow.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/27798163/#27798163Also, UPVOTE DAT SHIThttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27813830/
>>27844097Truly you are doing God's work. Many thanks.
>>27843786I go with:>Chapter spawned to fight the Grendel>Losses mount, so more marines are commissioned>Grendel is defeated, but not destroyed>Krakens turn to other foes, Achab begins obsessing about the inability to truly destroy the Grendel, the Eldar pirates, Orks, and Chaos bands>Launches a crusade against the chapter's enemies, stretching their forces thin and alienating Imperial forces>Alliance of chapter's enemies takes advantage resulting in the destruction of their original homeworld>Achab is launched along against their enemies as he attempts to lead the remnants of the chapter in a suicidal assaultI think the Krakens should find the Deep afterwards; it representing a refuge and redemption for the Krakens.>>27843944I go with Ahch-Ab. Though considering it's Latin for Ahab we might want to consult a language bro.
There's three armour colour designs on the wiki - shall we try to choose one, or say it varies between ships?
>>27843994In the Iconoclasm Fleet fluff, which isn't on the 1d4chan page, the Ork Warboss was called Thrunn "Two-Hed Deddkilly.
>>27844001>tfw still waiting
>>27844257>He's nicknamed Two-Hed because he removed the brain of the former warboss and grafted it onto his own to steal his kunnin'.See, that's funny without being a cheap shot at pop culture reference
>>27844276Post it, if the thread autosages soon afterwards repost in the new thread.
>>27844248It could vary lighty between ships, in way of company colours. Since we don't really have the "colored shoulderpad rim" thing going on.But we need one constant colour, which seems to be dark seagreen with black.
HERE WE GO LADS. First time Writing a short story in about 2 years, hope it's up to scratch! -------------Craglish startled awake. The ship creaked once more, and then fell silent. Assured that he wasn't in for imminent death, he staggered from the squalid bunk in his quarters and threw on his ramshackle mixture of armour and what passed as a uniform on board his bucket of bolts, the Spearhead. As he made his way to the front deck Craglish mused on how effective their most recent slew of raid had been. The Imperial navy ships should have known better than to travel with only light escorts this close to the Halo Stars. They had made fine pickings for his crew, and they would feast for months with the agricultural supplies they had acquired, leaving alone the massive quantity of armaments destined for the Imperial Guard outpost on Jaraxis Prime. Smirking to himself as he patted the artificier sword he'd relinquished the second ship's captain of, Craglish made his way through the inch thick blast doors that guarded pilots nest at the heart of the ship.
>>27844248Well personally I'm going to paint mine Variant 1, albeit with a black backpack instead of the green. And probably more a sea-green colour.
>>27844298There was a feeling of unease among the crew as the captain finally rejoined them in the bridge. Despite the cocky confidence that Craglish had been displaying since the most recent raid, First Officer Danik was worried. It was one thing to raid an agricultural ship here, a transport ship there, and take from them their excess before scuttling the ship but Craglish had taken a shining to a kind of violence some of the crew were uneasy about. Had there really been a need to flay the astropath aboard the last ship, they could have at least disconnected him from the apparatus first. That was to say nothing of jettisoning the captain and his family to the void strapped with melta charges. Word in the system was that the ship had been flocked by Imperial Navy destroyers shortly after the Spearhead had departed and that there was a mounting call among the officers of the region to hunt down and make an example of Craglish and his crew. Now of course, few enough of them would be inclined to leave the ship, Danik thought. The takings were excellent, the fights were easy. What wasn't there to love? Sure enough Craglish's most recent spate of violence was something that one could worry about, but perhaps he had his reasons, and who was a first mate to question his captain in front of the crew? “A pirate's life for me” he murmured to himself as the captain began his routine.
>>27844257Which thread is that in? Get it on the wiki or repost it!Also, I added a fourth armor scheme from the second thread and fixed a bunch of formatting errors and typos.
>>27844310Warning sensors blared into life aboard the bridge of the Spearhead. Green lights. Which could only mean one thing: Prey. Craglish bolted upright in his chair and began roaring commands to the different officers, while firing up the holographic scanner to get a better look at the solitary ship. “A solitary cargo ship! Ha! Did they not hear about us or something?” roared Craglish, arms raised in merriment to the laughter of the boarding commanders “Get the men ready Reglan, we've got another fish to gut”.Among the excitement of the captain's infectious enthusiasm, only Danik noticed the other reading on the scanner. Or rather, the lack of one. One specific spot, off the starboard side of the ship, where no readings were coming from at all. Not as if there was nothing there; a void, an absence. Danik felt unease creep over him, but kept silent and silently prepared his pistol.Reglan escorted the men to the belly of the ship, where the boarding craft waited. Practically skipping with excitement. The killing was his favourite part, and ever since the captain had taken to it as well, it seemed that bit more satisfying. There was a dull crump in the distance, followed by a shaking of the hull. Reglan stopped in his tracks, wondering why they would launch the boarding craft without him. Furious he roared “Double time you sons of whores!” as he began sprinting for the nearest hangar, oblivious to the flashing red alarm signals starting in the hallways.
>>27844306Nobody cares what you paint int he comfort of your own home. But for the wiki, and to respect canon, we need ONE and ONLY ONE color scheme, to prevent confusion later.
>>27844313It's north in this thread. Ctrl+F Iconoclasm. It reads like a battle report, which frankly we could use more of.
Posting my first writefag;Commodore Achab stood on the scorched battlefield, steam rising off his bulk and lingering for a few moments in the pallid air. Pulling his chainsword out of the carcass in front of him he turned to his fellow Marines. The remains of several suits of power armour lay about the floor in miserable little heaps, several Marines were limping or being carried by their Brothers."Administer the rites to the dead." Achab growled quietly, his deep voice echoing across the now silent plains.Whilst a number of the Marines started to gather up their falled brethren, one staggered towards the Commodore. His dark green armour now plastered with blood and gore from the recent skirmish, the Marine limped over to Achab. "Brother Tostvig, you will have to visit the Apothecary and get that looked at" Achab rumbled towards the Marine.Brother Tostvig looked down and saw a gigantic claw attached firmly into his thigh, the intensely sharp claws had cut straight through the armour into the Marines skin. "I could not go to them knowing my fellow Brothers were in need of more urgent care, Commodore" Tostvig answered in an equally deep rumble.1/2
>>27844295Ok, sweet. >dat glorious feel when I came up with the sea green + black scheme
>>27844324Reglan burst through the huge blast doors, sweat pouring from him as he roared at the nearest pilot to ready the ship for him. The pilot stood there shuddering, desperately trying to direct officer's attention to the massive warning signals as the boarding sirens began. Pushed past his tolerance, Reglan lifted the pilot and threw him over his shoulder. “You'll fly this ship, or you'll be the first blood on my axe today worm!”. “Sir!” the pilot desperately blurted out “those aren't the launch signals for the boarders. WE are being boarded!”. As the look of realisation dawned upon Reglan's face, there was an enormous clunk at the hull just outside. Enormous hooks penetrated the adamantium walls of the ship, and canisters were flung from the across the hangar. Reacting faster than his comrades, Reglan dove behind the nearest craft and turned away from the canisters before they shattered open with a blinding light, incapacitating the boarding parties in their places.
>>27844313It's in this thread; I don't know how to add it.
>>27844341 The boarding parties were stunned as the hull of ths ship tore open and was flung inwards with explosive impact. Seconds after the explosion killed half the pirates a roar filled the hangar. “IN DARKNESS DWELLS, DROWN THEM ALL BROTHERS!” before the blasts of shotgun and boltgun fire ripped forth from the breach, tearing the crew down in seconds. Reglan grabbed his chain-axe and jumped up to join the few survivors of the initial salvo. Shouldering their shotguns, he signalled that he would lead the way and charged around the corner of the ship. He was greeted by a figure straight from the stuff of his nightmares. The giant in his luminescent armour turned on Reglan, crushing his chest cavity with one might blow of his hammer. As he lay on the deck choking on his own crushed innards, his last thoughts were of the Marine's eyes, blacker than the void itself.
>>27844340feel moar anon for I am painting them right now. Where is that DAMN camera cable!
>>27844338"I do not give advice, Brother Tostvig, I give orders!" Achab bellowed to the Marine, his gaze was that of carved oak, solid and unyielding.Brother Tostvig nodded and limped off to join the rest of his Brothers, Achab, surveying the landscape, overhead a quiet wheezing noise from a few metres away. He looked over and saw a green, scaly chest rising up and down, albeit very slowly. Achab's vision immediately narrowed, his blood boiled and his veins pulsed with anger.Running over to the dying Xeno, he pulled out his combat knife and plunged it into the Grendel's chest. Achab gritted his teeth and hissed at the disgusting creature "From hell's heart I stab at thee." The Commodore pulled the knife and stabbed again. The Grendel's eyes rolled into the back of it's head as it took it's last breath, under the overbearing awe of the Star Krakens Chapter Master. "For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee." Achab continued to stab and curse the Grendel until it was nothing more than a pile of wet bone and scales."Damned Xeno.">thoughts?
>>27844327>can't read a clear vote for variant one.Simmer down, man. That's how we do things here in the Kraken thread.
>>27844306Me too, I think. It was my second design and I fucking love it.
>>27844351>He was greeted by a figure straight from the stuff of his nightmares. The giant in his luminescent armour turned on Reglan, crushing his chest cavity with one might blow of his hammer. As he lay on the deck choking on his own crushed innards, his last thoughts were of the Marine's eyes, blacker than the void itself.Yes. Yes. Yes.
>>27844347>>27844334Whoops. Missed that completely. Also, I got the external links going, so now all the thread archives are collected in one place.Don't forget to upvote the new thread!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html
>>27844361Achab is a compelling character, he really is. This just makes him more so. I whole-heartedly approve.
>>27844360Awww shit yes. I'm going to be painting some in a week or so.
>>27844361It doesn't really make sense for him to say that since he's not the one dying this time. Otherwise great job.
>>27844361Jesus Christ he's fucking nuts.
>>27844428I bought some overpriced FW Breaching Shields just today, that's how into the Star Krakens I am. I look forward to the thread in a week where we're all posting images of our real life Kraken.
>>27844442>>27844444It adds to the crazy.I got the Iconoclasm Fleet writing up, BTW. I'll add the Achab and Hands on Deck stuff next.
>>27844444You can really picture him on the battlefield, hulked over some dead alien corpse, stabbing and beating it until it's nothing more than a pile of mush, completely oblivious to his Captain's looking on with growing concern...
>>27844425>>27844442>>27844444Woo hoo! I'm glad I got that one right.Anyway, I'd like this to fit into an over-arching Achab writefag. This would take place somewhere just before his exile/death, where the rest of the Chapter notice he's slowly going insane about these Xenos.And I had to have the quotes in there, it just makes sense.
>>27844445Heh. This chapter is really diving popular - I wonder if the guy who started the first thread is still around?
>>27844473In fact, what if he got accepted into the Deathwatch? They just fake his death and the legend of Achab lives on.
>>27844503I dunno if he'd accept that, unless maybe the Inquisition intervened and arrested him to prevent the destruction of the chapter.
>>27844473We need something about him promising honors and rewards to his chapter for killing as a callback of Ahab nailing the doubloon to the mast of the Pequod.
>>27844444Let me just be the first to say...dem quints
>>27844503Him not dying due to his obsession kinda ruins the point of him.
>>27844526I really need to read Moby Dick. So it sounds like we need to writefag pretty much the entirety of Achab's career, from the very start and him being a relatively fresh-faced Captain, to having some brutal interaction with the Grendel, to him finally being killed.Do we know what event started this whole thing off? I don't really want to suggest that they took his leg, does anyone else have any ideas?>>27844537OK, just an idea, forget about it.
>>27844327>Problem: There are 4 competing standards.Hey guys! What if we combine aspects of all the armour types into one design?!>Problem: There are 5 competing standards.
>>27844557Not his entire career, it doesn't really get good until his obsession starts becoming noticeable.
>>27844575Reminds me of old school Batman with his underwear-over-tights outfit.
>>27844557The Chapter was originally dispatched with little support to quell a "minor" xeno threat. When they arrived the Grendel proved a lot tougher than anybody in the Administratum had ever realised, and they authorised Achab to kill them all, by any means necessary.So he did. The losses mounted and mounted, but his obsession wouldn't let him back off, or give up, or call in reinforcements. A short Crusade ended up spanning half a century, and then in the aftermath Achab's madness turned on others. Orks and Eldar who had harassed his lines during the half-century crusade, the Grendel he were convinced had fled into the Deep, eventually even encompassing Imperial forces who he perceived as failing to help him - even though he never requested their aid.One driving campaign of vengeance after another eventually turned his Chapter against him. Read the Fall of Achab for that part. Then, ashamed, destroyed, distraught, the Chapter sank into the Deep, seeking solace to lick their wounds. Eventually, with no where else to go, they became masters of the nebula, and that's where we find them today.
>>27844575That looks kinda.... batman.
>>27844628Hey guys, why not an entire chapter that thinks they're batman?
>>27844648They're called Night Lords
>>27844660Do they have utility belts?
>>27844646Let's try again!
>>27844690Caught you mirin, faithful servant of the Emperor.
New Thread soon?
>>27844669They have>Bats>The Night>Terror>Gang-ridden homeworld>Primarch was literally a grimdark batman>They scared entire world into being obedient during the crusadeThey are definitely grimdark space batman
>>27844690That's just variant 1 with bronze cabling and a black backpack. The bronze cabling looks funky, but the rest looks sweet.
>>27844575>Problem: It looks like Batman
>>27844741Arst thou appeased now, oh lord?(Variant 1 was always my favourite)
>>27844742>>27844727>>27844669>>27844660>>27844648>>27844646>>27844628Stay on task, people!Also, don't forget to update on sup/tg/!
>>27825400It should be a dark sea-green with black pauldrons. I want a golden kraken, that would be nice
>>27844797We're kind of on task, aren't we?Wait, did we actually NEED to decide a single colour scheme, or were people happy with: "Sea-green and black, with a touch of depends-what-fucking-strike-cruiser-you're-from."
>>27844724Yeh, I think it's time for a new thread. This one's auto-saging and it's on page 5 already.
>>27844767Hah. It looks real good. I still think that there should be differences between the ships, if only so that people can use the different variants. I I think I'll be using that one though - It's sexy.
>>27844822I agree, there's so much customisation that it's going to be impossible to nail down a specific scheme.
>>27844822Yep. Like the FW Sons of Horus livery.
>>27844835I'll repost my story on the new thread when it crops up, didn't get much attention in this one cause me and the Achab anon posted ours at the exact same time.
>>27844871Twas me, I shall let you post your writefag first, then follow up with my one.Has anyone got any thoughts on how I could improve my short writefag, so it can be added to the 1d4chan page?
Shall I make the new thread and link it here then?>>27844903I think it's really good, maybe just expand it to him going on about the glorious victory they'd won etc. etc. while the other commanders give each other odd looks because of the enormous casualties?