What would happen if a Chapter of Space Marines suddently found out their entire new batch of recruits are nothing but infants? And that they are required by the Administratum to care for them until they are fit of training age?Yes I know we had this thread before, but no genius thought of archiving it
>>39903037>nothing but infantsHow young? Because 10-11 year old gangers/survivor could potentially be a recruit in any chapter and can be the norm.Recruits are probably trained/taken care of by the chapter serfs until they get taken by the 10th company.
>>39903037 You'd have a fuckton of extra-hardass spartan style marines.Probably a new chapter in the making.Probably even post-natal enhancement
should we roll a space marine chapter?
>>39903037INITIATE 1249B-C2 STOP POKING THY NOSE WITH THY FINGERTIPINITIATE 3362C-8, DO NOT KICK THY SHIELD-BROTHER!INITIATE 80960-F1, WHICH ADEPT GAVE YOU THAT BOLTSHELL? DO NOT SUCKLE ON THAT BOLT SHELL INITIATE, FOR IT IS HERESY!TECH PRIEST, FOR THE EMPEROR, INITIATE 7682-1 IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR THE VOLUNTARY BIONIC REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. NO YOU MAY NOT TRY IT JUST ONCE.
>>39903156INITIATE 54, THUNDERBIRD HAS FINISHED THE HOLY LANDING LITURGY AND REQUESTS THE SPACE PORT DOOR TO BE OPENED. OPEN THE SPACE PORT DOORS INITIATE. GOOD INITIATE. THUNDERBIRD DEPLOYING LANDING GEAR. THUNDERBIRD DEPLOYING CARGO.THUNDERBIRD ON TAKE-OFFCLOSE CARGO DOORS INITIATE. INITIATE PRESSURIZATION.TAKE THE CARGO TO THE PROCESSING BAY INITIATE.GOOD INITIATE.... NO INITIATE, DO NOT SPIT THE CARGO.... YES, GOOD INITIATE.ANOTHER THUNDERBIRD AND YOU ARE ALLOWED A 50 MINUTES OF CELEBRATORY NAP.
Mabye the marines will be their adopted fathers
>>39903156INITIATES. IT IS TIME FOR REST. RETURN TO YOUR BARRACKS AND PREPARE FOR SLEEP. >But I don't wanna!INITIATE MERCURIO, IT IS NOT A MATTER OF WANT. IT IS A MATTER OF NEED. YOUR TINY BODIES NEED MUCH REST IN ORDER TO MATURE INTO STRONG SERVANTS OF THE EMPEROR. >But I'm not tired!I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS, INITIATE. GOT TO BED AT ONCE. >No!INITIATE, I WILL COUNT TO DECIMUS. IF YOU ARE NOT IN YOUR BUNK BY THAT TIME, I WILL REPRIMAND YOU TO TECH-MARINE SHADOWING. LET US SEE HOW YOU LIKE CLEANING SERVITOR PARTS INSTEAD OF YOUR ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF SLEEP.>FINE!DO NOT SASS A MEMBER OF THE ADEPTUS ASTARTES! GREATER MEN HAVE DIED FOR LESS!>...okay.THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT. NOW GO TO SLEEP.>Brother-Chaplain, will I ever grow up to be as big and strong as you?YOU WILL ALL UNDERGO THE TESTS AND TRIALS. YOU WILL EITHER BECOME STRONGER THAN EVEN I AM, AND INTO GREAT SERVANTS OF THE EMPEROR, OR YOU WILL DIE. >But I don't want to die! THEN DO NOT. GOOD NIGHT, INITIATES. TOMORROW IS LIFE FIRE EXERCISES WITH CAPTURED CULTISTS. THEY SHALL BE ARMED.
>>39903037The Red Scorpions do this.
>>39903455>INITIATE, I WILL COUNT TO DECIMUSfucking magnificent
>>39903455INITIATE, RETURN TO THE ROOM OF CLEANSING, YOU HAVE NOT APPLIED ENOUGH PRESSURE WHILE PERFOMING THE DAILY RITUAL OF ORAL HYGENE> but i did!INITIATE MARIUS, YOU DID NOT, YOU MERELY PICKED UP THE SACRED HANDLE WITH BLESSED BRISTLES AND MADE SLOSHING SOUNDS! RETURN TO THE ROOM OF CLEANSING IMMEDIATELY AND PEFORM THE RITUAL PROPERLY.> i don't wannaINITIATE, DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH INITIATES WHO DO NOT PERFORM THE DAILY RITUAL OF ORAL HYGENE?> naTHEY GET PLAQUE INITIATE! AND ASTARTES DON'T HAVE PLAQUES! PLAQUE LEADS TO THE ROAD OF HERESY! DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?> i don't want be hereticTHEN RETURN TO THE ROOM OF CLEANSING AND REPEAT THE RITUAL! IF YOU PERFORM THAT, YOU ARE ALLOWED AN EXTRA 2 MINUTES OF READING ABOUT THE EMPEROR...WHO ALSO DID NOT HAVE PLAQUE!.> ok, but I dan wanna be like de emperor> THAT IS SACRILEDGE! IT IS OUR GOAL TO TRY AND BE AS CLOSE TO THE EMPEROR AS WE CAN! TELL ME INITIATE, BEFORE I INITIATE THE FLAGELATION FOR THIS HERESY OF YOURS, YOU DO YOU WISH TO BE LIKE?> like you dada captain> ....> you are mai hero, good night dada captain> GOOD NIGHT INITIATE....later...> CAPTAIN WHY THY WEEPS?!> I DO NOT WEEP! IT'S BECAUSE OF THE BOLTER FUMES...
>>39903455I actually shed a tear reading this. Someone needs to archive this when they get a chance, or you know, a screencap. I would, but I'm on my phone on the train.
>>39904158WHAT KIND OF DAEMON IS THIS?> granda dreadnough awake, yayOH, IT'S THE INITIATES AGAIN. WHY HAVE I BEEN AWOKEN!? WHY AM I IN THE ROOM WITH THE INITIATES? WHY IS MY OBJECTIVE? IS IT TIME FOR BATTLE? WHY IS THE BLASTDOOR CLOSED?> granda dreadnough story now?RUSH DIMINUTIVE INITIATE, THERE IS MISCHIEF AFOOT! QUICKLY INIATE, ARM YOURSELF, I WAS NOT LED INTO THIS ROOM AND FOR NO REASON!> granda dreadnough hugTHERE IS NO TIME FOR HUGS INITIATES> hugSTOP THAT DEMONSTRATION OF AFFECTION INITIATE, THAT IS FOR THE WEAK, AND WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO BE WEAK, WE ARE BUT MADE TO SERVE! EVEN IN DEATH I STILL SERVE! NOW ARM YOURSELF OR BE QUIET.> *cries*INITIATE... STOP THAT... INITIATE... THERE IS NO NEED FOR... INITIATE, RUSH NOW... I AM SORRY INITIATE, HERE SIT HERE IN MY LAP, LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE TIME I RAN THROUGH A CARNIFEX.
>>39904158>>39903581>Brother-Chaplain! YES, INITIATE CRASSUS? >I made you something!WHAT HAVE YOU MADE ME?(hands a piece of paper to the Chaplain)...WHAT IS THIS?>It's a picture! I drew it for you. AND WHAT IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE A PICTURE OF?>It's me and you! I'm the small one, because I'm not big enough to wear Astartes Power Armor. You're the big and black one! I drewed it so that we're crushing the enemies of the Emperor, back to back, like we will when I get older! See, that's him up top, in the cloud, and all the stuff on the ground is xenos corpses!.............................IT IS A MOST WONDERFUL PICTURE, INITIATE. I ACCEPT IT GLADLY. I RECOMMEND THAT, IN ADDITION TO YOUR DUTIES, YOU ALSO LOOK INTO TRAINING YOUR ARTISTIC TALENTS. A GIFT GRANTED BY THE EMPEROR SHOULD NEVER BE WASTED, YOUNG ONE. (Later, in the arming chamber, preparing for drop and planetfall)Brother Chaplain, what is that upon your armor there? I do not recognize such iconography. Is it the work of some minor saint?No, Brother-Captain. It is a gift from Initiate Crassus. I wear it upon my armor, that I might be shielded from harm by the might of the Emperor long enough to see the picture be made reality. I will, of course, remove it, should you feel it too unbecoming of my station...........You may carry on, Brother-Chaplain. As always, you are the moral focus of the chapter, and you enlighten us with your insights.
>>39904407Picturing a buncha kids hanging/swinging/climbing on Bjorn while the later looks on tiredly
>>39903037>Chapter of Space Marines suddently found out their entire new batch of recruits are nothing but infants?Pretty sure the Red Scorpions do this, like, a general initiation thing.
>>39903037>no genius thought of archiving Bruh.https://archive.moe/Emperor damn it, Captcha. Burgers are not sandwiches!
>>39904672Initiates! Ancient Strabo is an honored relic and a hero of the Chapter! He is not a recreational device, to be climbed upon so. Remove yourselves immediately! >Aww...YOU WILL DO NO SUCH THING, BROTHER GRANICO.>Yaaay!A-Ancient Strabo, do these mewling Initiates not irritate you? Surely--THEY ARE THE CHAPTER'S FUTURE, BROTHER GRANCIO. THEY ARE NOT "MEWLING INITIATES". WHAT YOU CALL AN IRRITATION IS EXERCISE THAT WILL SHAPE THEM INTO STRONG SERVANTS OF THE EMPEROR. NOW REMOVE YOURSELF AND YOUR INSOLENCE FROM MY SIGHT, LEST I INFORM CAPTAIN MAGO OF THIS INCIDENT. NOW, LITTLE ONES, WHERE WERE WE?>You were purging Eldar scum on Tetrakhe III!MMM, YES, TETRAKHE. SO AS THE XENOS FILTH WAS SQURMING IN MY GRASP...
>>39903037They would be kept in a state of sleep while being fed intravenously, and constantly taught warfare, and faith in the emperor in their dreams until they're 13 or something.
The warp cannot contain my DAAAW's!!
>>39903037>infants in full-size power armor
>>39903037Would they work in tandem with a group of Sisters of Battle to help raise the initiates?
>>39905732No, but they do organize playdates with the SoB's little kids.
pic sorta related
We need these threads more often.
>>39903037Fuck it, we are going to make a chapter explicitly for this purpose. By the Emperor, it shall be done.
>>39904532Finally, justification for my crappy purity seals and scroll work. Just need to add some crayon marks
>>39906671They could be an experimental "chapter" of Marines too old or too injured to continue on the battlefield, and are instead relegated by their chapter/the adminstratum to raising and training the future battle-brothers of other chapters.
>>39906851Interesting. Would this mean that their members come from multiple chapters?
>>39906897Sure, it'd be like Deathwatch except instead of killing xenos it'd be looking after children.I'm thinking the children, when they come of age, are sent off to chapters in need of rebuilding but don't have an easy way of getting recruits.
>>39906953So it's the Lifewatch
>>39906953Maybe the different chapters could "scout" talented initiates, with each chapter attempting to acquire the more exceptional ones.
>>39906851>Too old>Dante's a Millenia old and still fighting>Too injuried>What are dreadnaughts
>>39906851So, Deathwatch but for child rearing?
>>39907013Injuries that don't warrant Dreadnought interment and that can't be easily healed? I don't know man, I'm just brainstorming.
So what happened to that Mentor Chapter i heard about once in a blue moon?
>>39907092>Injuries that don't warrant Dreadnought interment and that can't be easily healed?Cyborg treatment, if you cant survive even with implants then its dreadnought and if there isnt one vacant then its eternal nap time.There is no "Too wounded to fight" amongst Astartes, theyre either cyborgs, dreadnoughts or dead.
>>39907139Okay then, just marines with a small smattering of field experience deemed fit to raise the initiates.
>>39907185So they focus on learning in general, unlike our lifewatch.
>>39907139There is a Grey Knight in the omnibus that was somehow too injured, had his major implants removed, and was one of the major medicae on Titan
>>39907139Another option would be that the various chapters send marines to the Lifewatch to teach them humility and the value of a human life.
>>39907266They'd probably recruit similar to the deathwatch then, but reversed in some places.
>>39907256Thats because GK are much more valuable than normal marines.
>>39907173I think it could be more of on a request basis. All marines live to serve the Emperor, but some feel there are ways they can be more useful off the field. This is most common among the younger marines and the very old.Ironically, the Lifewatch would be lacking in marines from the more humane chapters like the Salamanders. As a whole those chapters already do more civil services than normal (i.e. don't use civvies near the battlefield for target practice), so by and large there's not a need for them to join the Lifewatch.>mfw there's one consistently grumpy Black Templar that signed up when he realized he was the only one in his chapter that wasn't a total douchenozzle.
>>39907307I can get behind this.
Who and how does the Lifewatch recruit? Orphans escaping from their invaded planet? Offspring of chapter serfs? Star Wars style, where they'll take infants that show potential away from their parents?
>>39907487All of those, but especially the last. They recruit promising children at a very young age to give them as much training and education as possible.
>>39907307So now we have established a little bit about the lifewatch, what do they look like? Power armor-wise, I mean.
INITIATE HECTOR, WHY HAVE YOU BEEN KEEPING PICT RECORDER IMAGES OF UNARMOURED FEMALES ON YOUR DATASLATE, THIS IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO YOUR STUDIES.
>>39907947>what do they look like? Power armor-wise, I mean.
>>39907947Continuing with the like-deathwatch-except-the-opposite theme we have going on, they might have white power armor with one shoulder left in the original colours of their chapter.
>>39907947If we're going the nega-Deathwatch route, members wear their normal chapter armors, but coated in white space-paint to remove any chapter affiliations (and the rivalries that come with it).They probably don't spend much time in their armor though. White fatigues or maybe scrubs. God, they'd look like eight-foot tall orderlies.
Why don't Knights in space just recruit their new cunts out of the High School in space?
>>39907979It..it's...for the...for the Apothecarium...yeah
>>39908028That could work. They could keep the shoulder with their chapter symbol as well as it's colors.
>>39908028>>39908034We are agreed then.
INITIATE, WHY ARE YOU NOT STANDING IN THE DESIGNATED STANDING POSITION?>i have to peeINITIATE, YOU WILL TAKE YOURSELF TO THE SACRED LAVATORY FOR DISPENSING OF THESE MATERIALS.>but i can't, you'll have to change my diaperINITIATE, IT IS NOT THIS ASTARTES' CHARGE TO CHANGE THE HOLY UNDERGARMENTS.>too lateINITIATE, WHY HAVE YOU SOILED YOUR HOLY UNDERGARMENTS? THIS IS AN AFFRONT TO THE DECREE OF HYGIENE PUT FORTH MY THE EMPEROR, WHO IS HOLY ABOVE ALL.>i think I poo'd a littleINITIATE, THIS NURGLITCH PRACTICE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
>>39908050AH YES, EXCELLENT THINKING HECTOR, KNOW THY FOE, HUMAN ANATOMY IS ALSO IMPORTANT IN THE EVENT OF FACING HERETICS.YOU SEE HERE HECTOR, THE MIDSECTION TRACE A LINE ACROSS IN YOUR MIND FROM HALF WAY UP HER FOREARM SHOULD SHE BE STOOD UPRIGHT, THIS IS A GOOD INDICATOR OF THE WEAKEST POINT OF THE HUMAN MIDSECTION, BELLOW THE RIB CAGE AND ABOVE THE PELVIS.STRIKE HER TRUE HERE INITIATE AND YOU SHALL CLEAVE HER INTWAIN
>>39908034If they are a nega-deathwatch, do we have a version of Black Shields?
>>39908125>oh I'll cleave something alright
>>39907947I prefer the idea of them wearing white power armor. They encourage the children to mark on the armor, and teaches the children the various heraldry and symbols of their chapter by having the children practice sketching them.
INITIATE GAIUS, WHY IN THE EMPEROR'S NAME ARE YOU TAKING YOUR HALLOWED TROUSERS OFF?> It hot, dada.INITIATE GAIUS, TO ENDURE IS TO SERVE THE EMPEROR. YOU WILL EQUIP YOUR TROUSERS OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.> But it hot.INITIATE GAIUS, THE ENEMY WILL NOT WAIT FOR YOU TO PUT YOUR TROUSERS BACK ON BEFORE EVISCERATING YOU WITH A WARP-TAINTED BLADE. YOU HAVE UNTIL THE COUNT OF FIVE TO REPLACE YOUR TROUSERS ON YOUR PERSON.> ... but it hot.<SIGH>
>>39908174White Towers. These marines are icons of stoic solidarity and dedication to the upbringing of the next generation of space marines. Forgoing all allegiances to their parent chapters, White Towers swear loyalty to the Ecclesiarchy and will never leave their posts as protectors, teachers, and guardians. Shunned by some marines, even other battle brothers within the Lifewatch, White Towers are believed by many to by cowards, faults in their parent chapter's screening process giving them strength of body without them possessing a strength of conviction to match, exploiting a loophole to escape glorious death on the battlefield. However, the Ecclesiarchy is happy to take them in. Despite any marred reputation, a space marine that has sworn their loyalty to you is nothing to dismiss lightly.
>>39908256This. I like this.
>>39908181and they have arts and crafts days, like HERE, BUILD YOUR FIRST BOLTER. the thought of seeing a wee little one wield a weapon that is much greater than they is hysterical to me
>>39908256The Ecclesiarchy is forbidden to have men under arms though. Which is why they have Sisters of Battle instead of Battle Brothers.
>>39908312Wouldn't it be field-strip their first bolter?
>>39908318Astartes are not technically men. They are angels.
>>39908256Like to see an invasion on a world with White Towers, and instead of folding they bend the threat over a table and fucking destroy them like it was nothing. Then go back to the kids for show and tell. >>39908318They aren't the Ecclesiarchs, they are just working with them. It's not the same as if the church just up and made a space marine chapter.
>>39908318That is not true, at all.
>>39908312Hell, before they even start becoming scouts, they'd be fiercely skilled.
>>39908318Are they still men when they enter Mama Bear mode?
>>39908331>>39908354You may have a point. A technical point. The best kind.>>39908339What? No I'm not. The aftermath of the Age of Apostasy they expressly forbid the Ecclesiarchy to have men under arms because of the shitstorm that it led to. Which is why the soldiers of the Ecclesiarchy are women because it a fucking loophole.
>>39908379Crassus is the best Initiate.
>>39908371But afterwards we find out the guy in charge was a heretic.
>>39908399Right. But the decision still stands.There was more to the aftermath than just the loophole that created the Sisters of Battle, but that is the most notable in my mind.
I'm now imagining an techmarine aided by techpriests ritualistically changing a dirty nappy and applying purity seals on the new one.I love /tg/.
>>39908414They can still have male combatants, they just can't comprise a standing army which is what the ruling was trying to address.
>>39908437True, they have missionaries who wield guns and stuff.
>>39908437The exact wording was "men under arms". The male leaders of the Ecclesiarchy don't have "arms" in the traditional sense. They have awesome not!psyker powers and faith.
>>39908435That's an integral part of the Lifewatch, mate.
>>39908437Well, in that case the Lifewatch might work under that loophole, since they're not a fighting force, they're teachers that happen to be very skilled in warfare.
>>39908458>DoW is canonok
>Lifewatch initiates go to the Deathwatch's Watch Fortress Erioch for a field tripThis needs to happen.
Really funny guys.What slipped your minds during your cutefest is that the majority of these infants would die or worse when they start implanting them with the geneseed and begin the training/molding program.
>>39908473It's not even a loophole since they are still Astartes and not created for or by the Ecchlesiarchy. Just working with them is fine and breaks no rules even if they go all Deathwatch.
>>39904532Fuck man... these are great.
>>39908510why do you think the Astartes are so nice to the kids? They know that the vast majority will die. The Astartes do as much as they can to give the children some fun in life as they learn, since this might be the only life they ever get.
>>39908414Missionaries, Warrior Priests, Regiments of Fanatic Warriors, Numerous Holy Military orders under the Ecclesiarchy mang.>>39908437They do even have standing armies, I cant remember their names but there are a couple I can think of.
>>39908552They can have frateris militias, but not frateris templars.Fanatic bands are build ad hoc from mad men and used as cannon fodder (even if sometimes they are able to conquer shit by themselves). The Frateris Templar had the strenght of IG regiments WITH private fleets, which was against everything the Imperial Organization standed. The closest they have after Vandire to proper Men at Arms is the Cardinal Crimson guard.
>>39908510The kids don't get implants or harsh training, what they get is an indoctrination into the imperial cult and preparation for life as a space marine.It's grimdark and cute at the same time.
INITIATE, WHY ARE YOU NOT COMPLYING WITH YOUR DESIGNATED SLEEP CYCLE?> There's a xenos under my bedXENOS FILTH!? IN THE BARRACKS!?> Y-yes.THEY MUST BE PURGED WITH HOLY FIRE. LEAD ON INITIATE. UNDER THERE, YOU SAY?*FWOOSH*WELL DONE INITIATE, TAKE THIS FLAMER UNIT. SHOULD THE XENOS RETURN SHOW THEM THE EMPEROR'S LOVE FOR THEIR KIND.> Thank you, Brother Avulos> REMAIN EVER VIGILANT, INITIATE
>Giving a bunch of children to Sororitas, many of whom have their biological clocks ticking hardcore
>>39908510It can't be grimdark all the time.
>>39908667They would eventually have to be implanted with geneseed, though I could see the lifetime of mentoring and training from former marines giving them a better success rate than other chapters, or at least making sure those that do are very elite.
>>39908692They are not the Imperial SS for nothing.
>>39908685These Caretaker Marines are awesome.I wonder if children with certain aptitudes would be given special training? Like those who are more interested in technical stuff are sent to the TechMarines for training while others are sent to the Apothecary. I can only shake my head at those who are Psykers. Imagine the tantrum those little bastards could throw.
>>39908754>psysker babies>basically Jack from mass effect
>>39908754INITIATE, CEASE LEVITATING YOURSELF AND GET DOWN FROM THE CEILING>I don't wanna! You can't make me!DON'T MAKE ME GET THE LADDER AGAIN
>>39908766>Jack from MEI'll be in my bunk.
>>39908775YOU ARE SO GROUNDED, INITIATE>You cannot ground me!FINE, I AM REQUESTING SUPPORT FROM THE DISTAFF IN THIS VERY MOMENT.
>>39907979>Yes it is, we're supposed to learn about anatomy!
>>39908510Well yeah, but the possibility of dying doesn't really come up until much later in their development, like when they're entering adolescence at the earliest. We can assume that if they've been accepted as initiates they at least pass the genetic exams which confirm they are compatible with the gene seed implants. They wouldn't be subjected to the cybernetic implants until they were old enough and the magus biologis was relatively certain his body would accept them (otherwise it'd be a pretty big waste of skill and materials).The only probable way for an initiate to bite it during his induction is if the aspirant trial involves combat or personal danger, or if he makes some sort of grievous error during some other point of his training.
>>39908861I APPRECIATE YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR LEARNING THE BEST PLACES TO STRIKE A FOE, BUT WE ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING WEAPON PROPERTIES.
>>39908828INITIATE, CEASE SINGING THIS FOOLISH SONG AND GET DOWN HERE RIGHT NOW.>it's time to try defying gravity!DAMMIT INITIATE, WHAT HAVE WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THAT?
>>39908685Flamethrowers make for excellent nightlights, among other things.
I think this chapter would need specially made servitors as the normal ones would be absolutely terrifying to children.All the servitors basically animatitronic Disney Characters.
>>39908960You realize that many chapters use fallen or failed initiates to build servitors with right?
>>39908960>>39908972In the grim darkness of the future, there is only Five Nights at Freddy's.
>>39908975That's a separate project, I believe.
>>39908828"Brother Librarian, I am concerned about Initiate Darius.""Why, Brother Farris?""He refuses to stop levitating himself and claims that I am unable to ground him.""Troubling. I recommend you discuss the creation of large weighted boots and gauntlets with one of the techmarines."
>>39908960actually no, the children will adjust if they would be around them for some timemany of the toys used 50-100 years ago looks fucking terrifying to us but were used by children
>>39909006It's all about how they're raised, really.
>>39909060All fun and game until he fire up the jump pack and incinerate the children behind, purging the weak.
>>39909328>purging the weak.But thats also fun.
>>39909043this is great
Guys, but what would happen if the Chapter's security were compromised and some hostile force harmed some of the initiates, lets say Nids. How would the Marines react?
>>39909866Well there is a reason no one fucks with the Lifewatch. Those Nids would not survive.
>>39909866(1/?)Lord Testudo never came out of his office.He never took off his helmet.I once asked, "Why don't you take your helmet off, Lord Testudo?" He replied, I could tell by his voice that he was old, that his scarred face might scare the children. I often visited his office, which was decorated with small drawings from the children, he had a small shrine in the corner. A massive skull of a Carnifex hung from the ceiling, suspended by wire, he never told anyone how he killed it. Behind him was a massive two handed thunder hammer, covered in dust, like Lord Testudo.I once dusted Lord Testudo as he was resting, like all of the Astartes here, his armor was a gleaming white. Albeit, dotted with various crudely drawn insignia. It seemed that the children had doodled on his armor, I don't think it bothered him. As I got to his pauldrons, I noticed that there was no way to tell which Chapter he was from. Where normally a recognizable icon would be, instead, there was the black outline of a tower. The number III was inside of the tower. I had never seen a White Tower before, but it didn't bother me much. I continued to dust him.Now listen here, as I lay here in this bed, my left arm missing and covered in bandages. Some call White Towers fools. Even going as far as calling them cowards, turning their back on the Emperor and their duty. What I witnessed two days ago, was not a coward.Somehow, foul xeno beasts of which I had never seen before had broken into the facility. I grabbed my lasgun, but one fired a strange weapon. It tore my arm right off, and I dropped my weapon. I am ashamed to admit it, but with those creatures right on top of us, I ran. I ran to Lord Testudo's office. He had already heard the screams and was roused awake from his rest. He asked what was going on, and I told him that xenos had broken in. I described these creatures. Lord Testudo's breathing became heavier as I described the beasts. I heard him whisper, "Tyranids."
>>39908685> There's a xenos under my bed>XENOS FILTH!? IN THE BARRACKS!?> Y-yes.*children watch in horror as a single devastator squad rushes combat ready in the room*
>>39909991Why on earth would they watch in horror? This is routine for them.
>>39910012 imagine these kids only 4-5, inside their beds, when suddenly a drop pod crashes though the roof of the room, and out spills an squad of space marinesgod i would love to see this drawn
>>39910029They'd probably be psyched as all hell. It'd be like a surprise pillow fight at a slumber party.Except the pillows are massed bolter and flamer fire, and the enemy is under their battle brother's bed. It would be fucking awesome.
>>39910029GET OUT OF THE DROP POD, INITIATES.>but we wanna ride in the drop pod!YOU WILL DO THAT WHEN YOU ARE OLDER, NOW EXIT THE DROP POD.>we don't wanna!EXIT THAT DROP POD RIGHT NOW OR THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL BOLTER TRAINING TOMORROW.>not our Bolter training!YOU HEARD ME, INITIATES.>fiiiiiineGOOD. WE'LL LEARN HOW TO AIM AT SPECIFIC TARGET AREAS TOMORROW.>yaaaaay!
>>39910056kek, imagine during a battle
>>399099592/?There was much hate in his voice. I could tell he had a history with these 'Tyranids'. What should not have surprised me was what he did. I never saw him move an inch, from the first day I arrived, until that moment. Not an inch. But his hand rose from the chair armrest and planted itself on the desk in front of Lord Testudo. Slowly, and creakily, like an old man the Astartes rose from his chair. He turned and gripped the hammer behind him.I had long thought that it was a mere prop, no way that anyone would allow such a venerated weapon be unused for such a long time.As Lord Testudo brought the hammer to bear, he said something that send chills down my spine. In his old raspy voice."Come my old friend. The Tyranids are upon us once more."One of the larger Tyranids had arrived now, as tall as a Space Marine and bristling like claws. Luckily it struggled to get through the door. I flinched as it roared.Lord Testudo did not flinch. He pushed the desk aside with such strength that it slammed against the wall, and he charged with surprising speed. He smashed against the creature and pushed it against the hallway wall, crushing it between the metal and himself. He had no time however, another Tyranid was upon him. Expertly he dodged the first swath of claws and used the spike on the butt end of his hammer to pierce it in the torso. He then grabbed its neck with his armored hand and tore it out.He ran towards the sounds of the fighting. I was stunned. He moved with such lethal intent, I had almost forgotten that he was one of the Emperor's own Angels.I followed him, on my way I found a laspistol, slick with blood. There was no trace of a body, only a trail of blood. But still I went on, I eventually found him, following the sounds of bolter fire and yells.I saw him and four other Astartes fighting off the Tyranids. His voice bellowed, shaking the very ground I stood on."YOU DARE HARM THE CHILDREN?!"
>>39909959>>399100733/3 It's my first time writefagging.---All I could do was pass out from blood loss. And I woke up here.The group of children that had crowded around my bed was still waiting for more, as if there was more to the story. Suddenly, they buzzed with activity as soon as they realized that it was over."The old man can move?" One child asked,"I thought Testudo was a statue with a voice! He never moved!"I shushed them when I heard the sounds of heavy boots on the floor. The medical bay door opened, and there stood Lord Testudo, his once white armor was now covered in the purple ichor of the Tyranids. It smelled like death. He looked at me, and me alone. The children backed away, awaiting some sort of scolding. Instead, he said,"You all once asked me my age. It was... Three hundred years. Since I last stepped on the battlefield." His voice was considerably softer than the one I heard in the bloodied halls during the battle. With that, he leaned over and placed a small necklace of the Imperial Aquila on the bed, and left.The next I saw Testudo was back in his chair, his desk was in its right place again, everything was tidy, his armor was a gleaming white once more. Although there were a considerable amount more of Tyranid skulls. He used some as paperweights.I instinctively grabbed the feather duster with my only hand.There was no dust on him however. So instead I made sure that he was resting, then I moved every skull I could one inch to the right.
>>39910056>During the pitched battle with the xenos beneath Initiate #0030426's bed, the children made a pillow fort inside the drop podEXCELLENT FORTIFICATION SKILLS OF THE MOST DEFENSIBLE POINT AVAILABLE, INITIATES! YOU WILL BE AWARDED EXTRA FROZEN DAIRY PRODUCTS AFTER THE NEXT EVENING MEAL FOR THIS DEMONSTRATION OF TACTICAL AWARENESS.>Yaaaaay
Of course, being a chapter of single dads makes these marines automatically butch/papa bear as possible.I recommend copius amounts of chest-hair and lumberjack features with a special rule that if one of their initiates gets fucked up by the enemy, the entire army gets Hatred and Preferred Enemy.
>>39910210Immediately thought of this guy.
>>39910210Isn't there already a lumberjack chapter?>>39910260He is rather papa bearish, isn't he?
>>39903077Yup. Serfs would take care of the kids and raise them "properly" to prepare them for the aspirant tests. And the ones that fail the test but survive will be taken as serfs. (Obviously the ones that are deemed mutated or otherwise corrupt will not survive the tests.)The only differences from the usual method are that this requires more resources from the Chapter but also gives the Chapter a better chance at weeding out and preparing the Aspirants.
>>39903037>What would happen if a Chapter of Space Marines suddently found out their entire new batch of recruits are nothing but infants?Space Marines choose their own recruits, so if they don't want infants they wont have them.> And that they are required by the Administratum to care for them until they are fit of training age?The Administratum has no say in the Space Marine recruiting practice.
>>39910363>I hate fun
>>39910363We have literally already taken this concept and made a Deathwatch-like organization out of it. You are a tad late to start killing fun.
>>39910363Threadkiller 9000 reporting in.
>>39910383>>39910390>>39910395>>39910402>lel I want space marines to be Mr Mom>funMaybe next some Space Marines can be mall cops or be the body guards of singing chipmonks :^)That'd by zany!
>>39910408Wow. That bait is of the lowest quality.
>>39908112>>i think I poo'd a little>INITIATE, THIS NURGLITCH PRACTICE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.Fucking lol.
>>39910408Not going to lie, space marine mall cops sound awesome. Screw those stupid segways, they use bikes and land raiders.
>>39910423>>39910430>>39910442Nice rejoinders guys, but I've had an even better idea that blows the last ones right out of the water!How about instead instead of being given babies the Space Marines are made pregnant like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the cult favorite 90's movie, "Junior"!I'm sure it would be a non-stop laugh riot!
>>39910451Oh my god. Either this is consecutive attempts of terrible baiting, or this person is suffering such levels of autism, that it is amazing they're even capable of posting. And if it is the former, people actually waste their time doing this? Pathetic.
>>39910466>>39910469>>39910474>>39910491Think about it.Just think about it.Arnold Schwarzenegger is a big guy.Space Marines are big guys.Arnold Schwarzenegger was a Terminator.Space Marines have Terminators.Arnold Schwarzenegger killed an alien predator.Space Marines kill alien predators.Arnold Schwarzenegger was governed a state. Space Marines govern planets.It makes sense.It's the logical progression of the Space Marine.It justmakessense.
>>39910435Something along these lines perhaps.
>>39905907Now I want to see a story of that and the astartes trying to convince their initiates that girls do not in fact have cooties
>>39910518Now here we have a truly beautiful rare specimen. The wild Baiter. These wondrous creatures spew incredibly stupid comments designed specifically to anger their prey. Once the prey loses their composure, the Baiter strikes!Now here this Baiter has laid out some truly enraging bait. But the surrounding area is used to baiters now, which means that they can only attract the less intelligent prey. Eventually, these creatures will either die out or have to migrate to another area.
>>39910518>he cant stop
>>39910570Is that a scared Yuno Gasai? 'Cause if so, we are royally fucked.
>>39910542nah i wanna see an astartes UTTERLY convinced that cooties are a gift of nurgle
>>39910556>>39910570>>39910594You don't like it? How about...How about we spice it up a little?Okay so, hear this out, they're all pregnant but they all have to go undercover as teenagers in the local high school to stop an evil math teacher from tearing down the stage room.BUT they'll be expelled if it's found out that they're pregnant and they've got to make a million dollar play!
>>39910610....Is this guy a Daemon Prince of the Chaos God of Bait?
I think if the Salamanders got a huge amounts of infants it would be too adorable for me.
>>39910260>Commander Badass>not Rock Lobster
>>39909959>>39910073>>39910119> These postsHnnnnnnnnnghhhh/10
Illecebra speaks through these posts!
White Towers becoming unstoppable gods of death whenever the initiates are in danger sounds like it'd work.
>>39909959>>39910073>>39910119Nice job on that story.
>>39910604I can see it now. MOTHER SUPERIOR! OUR INITIATES REPORT THAT YOURS HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH AN INSIDIOUS DISEASE KNOWN ONLY AS COOTIES!
>>39910618Well I think it's got potential, but I suppose high school is a little blase in this day and age. So how about we take a new direction?Okay, here we go, the creative juices are in full flow! The Space Marines accidentally smash an old clock while moving house, they go to sleep and they wake in (brace for it) the Old West! There they meet the Emperor who is going through an award "teen" period, and they've got to help him get through it to save the future.There'll be a totally hilarious scene where Space Marines try and ride Horses but are too heavy for them, and another scene where some blackhats try and drink the Space Marines under the table, but uh-oh, the Space Marines enhanced biology neutralists it, so they just sit dead pan! Maybe a scene where a dreadnought try to walk through the saloon doors, but collapses the whole building! Wooooooowee.>>39910723Don't worry, we're refining these ideas. I'm sure we'll have a hit on our hands, or should I say /powerfists/ ;)
>>39910732>Maybe a scene where a dreadnought try to walk through the saloon doors, but collapses the whole building! Wooooooowee.What the fuck.
>>39910689>Dark eldar take all the children>Go back to Comorragh with them>Before they can hurt even one they are attacked by 200 full chapters of space marines, each led there by their respective White TowerI need this written.
>>39910751Don't worry, consider our budget unlimited.Maybe some of the structure remains standing and there's a guy sitting in a bathtub all exposed. Yeah, something like that, I'm sure that'd get a few chuckles.
>>39910730*mumbles and echos of rage, each voice screaming heresy*
INITIATES, THE HONORABLE TECHMARINE HAS WORKED VALIANTLY TO SUPPLY YOU WITH THESE NEW TRINKETS OF HONOR>Yayyy they are so fluffy!SHOW YOUR RESPECT TO TECHMARINE VUL'KANOIS, IT IS NOT EASY TO FIND SUCH MATERIALS ON NOCTURNE >thanks you vul'kawnoice!YOU ARE WELCOME INITIATES, YOUR SMILES MAKE ME WARMER THAN THAN VULKAN'S FORGE FIRES, INITIATE CASSIAN WHAT IS IT?>I want to grow up to be as cwel as you!OH, Oh, why, I HOPE WHEN YOU REACH MY AGE YOU SPREAD THE EMPEROR'S HOLY FIRE WHEREVER HIS HOLY LIGHT LEADS YOU!NOW GO TO THE BARRACKS TO NAP INITIATES, FORGING WILL BE BRIGHT AND EARLY, VUL' ARE YOU ALRIGHT? YOUR EYES BROTHERNo, NO ILL BE ALRIGHT JUST SOMETHING IN MY EYE I SWEAR!
>>39910804These little stories are beautiful.
>>39903037>BROTHER CAPTAIN IT WOULD SEEM I HAVE LOST INITIATE OTTO>BROTHER, YOU MUST BE JESTING CLEARLY INITIATE OTTO IS BEHIND THOSE SERVITORS, YOU CAN SEE HIS REAR AND HANDS IS YOUR HELMETS TARGETING SYSTEMS FAULY?>NO BROTHER CAPTAIN, INITIATE OTTO CANNOT BE THERE, SURLY - HE IS PRACTICING HIS SKILLS IN STEALTH AND RECCON AND GOT AWAY FROM ME>I SEE BROTHER INDEED HE MOST LIKELY HAVE HIDDEN ELSEWERE- LET US GO LOOK FOR HIM IN THE ARMORY.-INITIATE OTTO, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THOSE PORTABLE CORPSE-STASH RATION RE-HEATERS? >I am making a helmet!INITIATE OTTO THAT IS NOT SANCTIONED USE FOR THE EMPERORS HOLY EQUIPMENT, CESE THIS ACTIVITY AT ONCE!>But Chaplain, I want a helmetYOU WILL BE GRANTED A HELMET UPON YOUR REACHING OF AGE INITIATE OTTO, NOW RETURN THE PORTABLE CORPSE-STASH RATION RE-HEATER TO THE SERFS>But look Chaplain, I painted your skull mask on the side so we match!.. I BELIVE THAT BROTHER TECH-MARINE GAIUS WOULD APPROVE OF THIS STC PATTERN, LET US SHOW IT TO HIM AT ONCE INITIATE OTTO>yay!
>>39903455this could work as disney movie
>>39910542Know how young are astartes recruited and how much chem-geld they get, I doubt itINITIATE, THE APOTHECARIUM REPORTS THAT INITATES FROM THE ADEPTUS SORORITAS ARE FREE FROM GENESTEALER TAINT, OBLITERATOR INFESTION AND CURSE OF UNBELIEF. HOWEVER, I WOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT MORE MUNDANE DANGERS LIKE "COOTIES". DO NOT FRARTERNITE WITH THEM MORE THAN THE REQUIRED FOR YOUR MISSION.
Just leaving this one here...
>>39910864Get them on the phone. Now. We have a pitch to make.
>>39910881The chem-geld is not really touched on by official stuff so it's not something guaranteed done by 100% of Astartes. And until I see proof that they all do it, it will remain fan wank.
>>39910804TECHMARINE VUL'KANOIS I HAVE NEED OF YOUR PROWES....WHAT IS INITIATE CASSIAN DOING SWINGING FROM YOUR SERVO ARM?>Weeee fasta fasta!OH, BROTHER CAPTAIN, HE IS Uh, uh, INSPECTING MY MALFUNCTIONING EQUIPMENT, HE IS SIMPLY AQUIREING A BETTER VANTAGE TO VIEW THE SERVOS>weeeee weeeee, i fewl wike an aswault mawine!BROTHER, DO YOU NOT FEEL YOU CAN PROPERLY MANAGE YOUR OWN SERVO HARNESS?OH, NO WELL.....MY VISUAL OPTICS HAVE BEEN RATHER GLITCHY AS OF LATE, THE INITIATES EYES ARE KEEN, I REQUIRED HIS ASSISTANCE>in the empewers name!INDEED INITIATE CASSIAN, I WILL RETURN IN ONE HOUR, I HOPE YOU ARE AT FULL REPAIR BY THEN.IN THE FIRES OF BATTLE, UNTO THE ANVIL OF WAR BROTHER CAPTAIN!NOW WHERE WAS I, AH YES AND THIS IS HOW YOU FORGE A POWER SWORD>cewlllll!
>>39910921Not even fan-wank, they touch on it in Deathwatch as a voluntary procedure to help avoid temptations of the flesh.
>this thread you're almost all wonderful people and I'm glad I get to spend time with you
>>39910968Thank you. You are also wonderful.
>>39910957You said it yourself, voluntary. As in the battle brother requests it. Not something done to every space marine.
>>39910618No, he's ND.
>>39910977Ahhh, thought you were referring to it as being carried out at all. Sorry.
>>39910892Lamanters. Got to love them.
>>39910984Before anyone says anything more, just remember that the individual in question searches their name I the archive in order to find threads to shitpost in.Let's not have this thread ruined. If it does turn up, ignore it
>>39910994Lamenters need more love.
>>39910881>Sister and astartes initiates have play battles with nerf guns against each other>the Marines and Sisters both speak of it as serious practice and not play time >once in the sound proof observation deck, the Space Marines and Sisters start cheering for their initiates and loudly shouting tactical advice
>>39911002Speak not its name, lest we summon the beast.
>>39904158>THAT IS SACRILEDGE! IT IS OUR GOAL TO TRY AND BE AS CLOSE TO THE EMPEROR AS WE CAN! TELL ME INITIATE, BEFORE I INITIATE THE FLAGELATION FOR THIS HERESY OF YOURS, YOU DO YOU WISH TO BE LIKE?>like you dada captain> ....> you are mai hero, good night dada captain> GOOD NIGHT INITIATE.Legit fucking tears anon. Wow, I was not expecting feels so suddenly.
FUCK, THIS IS THE MOST ADORABLE THREAD I'VE EVER BEEN IN.YOU GLORIOUS BASTARDS.
>>39903037Don't the Red Scorpions do this by themselves?
>>39911035Yes, all of this.
>>39911064Wondering how would the Pre-Heresy Traitor Legions take these challenges. And by Pre-Heresy I really mean before Lorgar went over to Chaos after his Faith Crisis.
>>39911084Maybe they'd handle it even better since there wasn't really religiousness overload back then.
>>39910752>>39910752>200,000 Space Marines partipate in the single biggest Steel Rain assault ever.>Crash through the webway into Commorragh.>Slaughter their way through the city reclaiming the lost initiates.>Not a single friendly casualty.
>>39910943>In a heated battle with orksADVANCE BROTHERS, SPREAD THE FLAMES AND BURN THESE XENO'S IN VULKAN'S FLAMES!>Brother, brother techmarineAPOTHECARY WE HAVE A FALLEN MARIN- Cassian, NO>Brother Vul'Kanois, I feel the Emperor's light taking me YOUR DUTY IS NOT DONE YET INTIAT- BROTHER CASSIAN, NOT YET>You, still are the coolest teacher ever, please, *cough* take this, in memory of meCASSIAN, I CANNOT TAKE THIS, NOT THE SWORD I FORGED FOR YOU, YOU FIGHT IS NOT OVER>No, your fight is not over, but mine is.....WHERE IS THE DAMNABLE APOTHECARY, STAY WITH ME CASSIAN! NO! BY VULKANS FLAME I SHALL BURN EACH AND EVERY XENO ON THE BLASTED PLANET, YOU FOUL BEASTS FOR TAKING MY INITIATE FROM ME, MY FLAME, THIS WORLD WILL BURN!Techmarine Vul'Kanois feel to chaos and was dishonorable executed..Im sorry
>>39911128....Why would you do that? Why would you make us cry?
>>39911128YOU'VE LEFT MY HEART IN RUINS YOU MONSTER.
I really am, it turned to this point and I couldn't stop myself
>>39911176YOU SHOULD BE VERY, VERY SORRY INDEED.
>>39911010That pic always get me, something about not just this post-human killing machine getting to experience human contact probably for the first time in hundreds of years, but also the courage it'd take for the little girl to come out from wherever she was hiding to thank this massive armoured creature is quite touching.
>>39903037sounds like a great sitcom
>>39911128>Initiate Cassian wakes from his sleep cryingWHY DO YOU CRY INITIATE CASSIAN?>I had a bad dweam.DO NOT FRET FOR IT WAS NOT REAL. NOW RETURN TO YOUR REST FOR TRAINING WITH THE SISTERS IS TOMORROW>But I'm scared. WILL A STORY EASE YOU BACK TO SLEEP INITIATE?>Yeah, tell me a stowy.ONCE THERE WAS A MIGHTY DREADNOUGHT...
Im so used to grimdark that it was an uncontrollable urge
>>39911128>>39911176Bonus ending:CASSIAN, WAKE UP! COMEON CASSIAN BY THE EMPEROR AWAKEN!B-BROTHER VUL'KANOIS? W-WHERE AM I? I THOUGHT I HAD FALLEN.NOT SO BROTHER. YOU ENTERED A HEAKING COMA, WHICH GAVE THE APOTHECARIES ENOUGH TIME. THEY COULD NOT SAVE YOUR BODY BUT... DO YOU RECALL DREADNOUGHT GARRICK FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD TRAINING DAYS?
>>39911226But that's the thing with the Lighwatch. In a galaxy of Grim Darkness, they are the Light. The entire Astartes would defend these initiates to the last, and that's what makes it so goddamn awesome.
>>39911225Thank you for saving me from my Grimdark.
Don't you dare let this thread die.POST MOAR STORIES
Where would the initiates go when they're raised? Would they just be brought up until they're 13 or so and then shipped off to another chapter, or become a fighting force in the Lifewatch?
>>39911266YOU ARE WELCOME INITIATE. NOW DO NOT FEAR YOUR DREAMS FOR A TRUE SERVANT OF THE EMPEROR KNOWS NO FEAR.
>>39911317They would complete their training as scouts in the Lifewatch's combat division before getting shipped off to whichever chapter they are assigned.
>>39911128I NEVER ASKED FOR THIS FEEL
>>39910943>i fewl wike an aswault mawine![daaaw intensifies]
>>39911098Now I imagine a World Eater teaching a kid how to hack people with a Chain Axe...>>39911128>>39911225Dammit, this is why I sometimes hate it when my emotions go wild...>>39911214Requested this pic on a drawthread because I wanted at least one pic where the Lamenters get at least one good thing happening to them.
>Before meeting with the sisters of battle initiates, the Lifewatch warns their initiates to be on their absolute best behavior, lest they tempt the wrath of the sororitas chain and power rulers
>>39911333Sweet trips.I thought chapters chose their initiates.Maybe some of the chaptermasters would come in to watch the nerf firefights every once in a while to shout with the patrons.>SEE HOW THIS INITIATE'S BRAVERY IS UNMATCHED! SEND REPORTS ON HIS PROGRESS, PATRON, HE SHALL MAKE A FINE RECRUIT!
>>39911410Yeah, basically. Each of the chapters "scout" promising initiates. In the event of multiple requests, the initiate picks.
/tg/ has always had a thing for space marines taking care of children
>>39911410Okay, but have each chapter master choose what's in the nerf bolt ammo (because obviously those things work and feel entirely like bolters right?). Wolf fangs, acidic tyranid blood, defensive grenades... They could make it funny and/or painful to see how they resist grimdark.
is it just me, or do you imagine Space Marines as always yelling?
>On board the "Bubble"barge "Fury in Infancy"DIAPER WARDEN MARNIS, CASUALTIES REPORT?NAP TIME CHAPLAIN GREDO, WE HAVE LOST 400 HOLY UNDERGARMENTS, WE WILL NEED RESUPPLY UPON ARRIVAL AT THE SORORITIES CHAPELVERY GOOD, I SHALL BENEDICT THE INITIATES SLUMBER, HEAR ME INITIATES, THE EMPEROR REQUIRES YOU SLEEP IN HIS GUIDANCE TO GROW STRONG, NOW OFF TO THE BARRACKS WITH YOU.>bu, bu, we arn dun playin with tha boltas yetI SAID NOW INITIATE DURHAN>hmmph, owkYES, WE HAVE MANY TRAINING ROUTINES IN THE MORNING INITIATES, SO SLUMBER WELL.WHAT IS THIS? *Picks up drawing of a green techmarine playing with a small child in green robes* He he, they are very imaginative little ones, they will grow well.
>>39911439>I SHALL BENEDICT THE INITIATES SLUMBER
INITIATE, WHAT MANNER OF COSTUME DO YOU DESIRE FOR THE ANNUAL RECONNAISSANCE EXERCISE?>...I wanna suit of powa arma...INITIATE, THE EMPEROR'S HOLY POWER ARMOUR IS A VITAL RESOURCE THAT CANNOT BE WASTED. >but I wanted to look like you, dada captain......COME WITH ME, INITIATE. I AM CERTAIN HONORABLE TECHMARINE AENEAS WILL BE ABLE TO ASSEMBLE SOMETHING FOR YOU
Initiate Endron what are you doing?>Imsh trying to fietz like you do commander dadaI see you are attempting to practice the great martial arts of unarmed combat of the space marines, a worthy effort but rest for it's for sleep.>But Commander Dada I want to be like you and uncle tarkas and uncle Avituz so I don't have to wait to see you.There is time a and place for everthing my young initiate, now go to sleep For I now Have to leave for a while and know not when I might return.>but d-If you go to sleep now I might return faster then you think>ok dada commander...>One more thing I wove you.Me too [Closes door to cryogenic chamber]I must repent for my sins in the eye of terror so that our brothers judge us not my little Initiate sleep well for I will be back soon.
>>39911427Can't argue with that.
>>39911410>I thought chapters chose their initiatesCould be as others said; they prep initiates for any chapter that gets dangerously undermanned.In the current state of things, that means more Lamenters and Magpies
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE SOROITIES?>Twank youuYou are most welcome future warriors of the Emperor, go on and serve him well>CwapwinWHAT IS IT INITIATE BROSTIN?>I wike herWHO POINT ME IN THE ONE YOU SHOW AFFECTION TO, YOU>hwwah?THIS SOON TO BE ANGEL OF DEATH WANTS YOU AS MUCH AS HE WANTS TO PURGE EVERY ENEMY OF THE EMPEROR IN THE GALAXY AND SHOW HIS GLORY THROUGH THE MOST HOLY COMBATChaplain Gredo, you are scaring her!HE He he, LOOK AT HER RUN DER BROSTIN, YOU WILL NOT DO THAT IN THE FACE OF WHAT YOU FEAR WILL YOU? ....BROSTIN?...........Maybe I should be a little less aggressive in my teaching habits....
>>39911438I've got a headcanon that there's an implant that forces marine to shout all the time.
>>39911439Is that Putin as a crimson fist? Why?
>>39911010>>39911214>>39911386Praise the Emperor and The All Beloved Angel for Lamenter love!
>>39911596I think that's Daniel Craig's face
>>39911603Lamenters ain't dead. They're too stubborn to get eaten by Nids.>>39911611Cannot unsee this.
>>39911611I'll think it's Putin - it's funnier.Don't you think he would do well as a leader in an extremist military dictatorship?Oh wait, he already is :)
>>39911596Nah, he's Abaddon. Finland is Cadia, and he'll tear up the Cadian and Finish country side on his daemonic stead in this life and the next one.
>>39911622>Lamenters ain't dead. They're too stubborn to get eaten by Nids.You would think the Hive Mind would learn that the sons of Sanguinius love ripping and tearing too much to die easily.
>>39911655Heh. The Lamenters went always through things that are so bad that it is bizarre that they are still alive. And in the end they come out of it only to strike back tenfold.
>>39911685The Emperor seems to favor them.
>>39911010The battle was over, despite the constant chug of bolter fire mingling with the sharp crack of hundreds of lasguns calling across the air in a chorus of hatred towards those that would stand before the God-Emperor, the battle was over. The Xeno beast that controlled these “Tyranids” had been slain by his hand – and brother sergeant Gaius felt at peace, it was only a matter of time before the creatures were routed and the apothecary would tend his wounded body now that the synapse creature was slain, only a matter of time before he would once again stand by his brothers and do battle in The Emperors name. Both of his hearts where beating fiercely in his chest and he felt his enchanted physiology struggling to clot the wounds that had tarnished his flesh, some sort of poison was preventing it from properly healing but space marines were made to die slowly – the pain was just a reminder that he was alive and had succeeded in his mission with valor and glory. He had closed his eyes some time ago and limited the outside world to just the most necessary – a meditative state would speed his recovery time and still the tendrils of rage that lingered at the edge of his senses, when the sound came he had woken with the speed of a son Sanguinius, his remaining hand rested on the bolt pistol and he had only partially registered its draw and aim, countless hours of hypnotic sleep-taught knowledge and bolters drills acting well before any of his truly conscious taught was put into the gesture, it was lucky he was wounded still Gaius realized or the girl that stood before him in the gloomy evening sun admits the smoke and slowly falling ash in her tattered clothes would have been dead before he could have taught the gesture through, stilling his mind and forcing the various pre-combat hormones and drugs that began to flood his body to cease he observed the scrawny thing. A trick perhaps? >Con?
>>39911813>Of course you fool!
>>39906671They shall be the babysitter marines, champions of childcare!
>This whole thread.
>Da- Ehem, Sargent Romulus, I have a formal request before my implantation with geneseedUnusual, you haven't made any specific requests in regards to anything official in over a year, I thought you were 'taking this seriously' young neophyte.>Well, it's just... I'm scared. I saw what happened to Jadelus when he got implanted, and I can't help but think that he was braver than I, how could I succeed when one such as he failed? He never feared, he went in with a smile and fire in his heart, and yet he died.And they shall know no fear...>pardon? One of our most holy tenants young one, does not mean what you think it means. "And they shall know no fear" does not mean that we do not feel fear, it's just that we do not know it, we do not let it slow us, stop us or let it weaken our resolve. You see arthur->It's Artourius now, Sargent RomulusYou see Artourius fear can keep you alert, fear can stop your hubris, fear can be turned into hatred and sharpened into a weapon as potent as any sword or gun. Fear is no fault but you must never let it stop you, you must never let it slow you Artourius.>I know the scriptures, I just... I was wondering if you'd-If I'd what young one?>Will you be there when they do the holy rights? Would you watch over me?... I will Artourius, Always.
>>39911813DO IT! By the God Emperor of Mankind and everything awesome, YES!
>>39907139This guy is the ultimate "no fun allowed" guy
>>39911831>>39911902>>39911927Gaius felt the sudden movement and aim of his weapon rock his organs and rub the delicate balance of his crushed rib-cage´s healing, a sharp pain threatened to pull the dark over his eyes as the lose pieces of bone moved freely but he pushed it to the side with a practiced ease of a thousand hours spent in the pain glove – pain was not the enemy pain could be mustered. Letting his targeting retinal fall on the girl again he spoke, opening his mouth he tasted his own blood again, it´s heavy iron tang had mixed with the sour taste of too much adrenaline, but despite it all he spoke, if this thing before him was a trick he must know before lowering his weapon.“Who goes there?” he calmly stated, his voice coming out as a harsh augmented hiss of static and vox-enchanters, its machine spirits still in-tune with the clamor of battle and the need to carry his voice under the booming sound of artillery and bolter fire. The girl flinched as he spoke – she´d frozen in terror the second he´d drawn the weapon on her, not daring to move not to approach and not to run. She was thin – malnourished and with nothing more than a simple gray tattered mess of what must once have been a robe of some description adorning her features – hiding most of them in the billowing cloth as it moved by the harsh winds stirred up by orbital fire. Her hands over her ears and her blue eyes filled with tears she spoke to him in return, her voice barely audible and coming with stammers and pauses – like someone that had spent so long without speaking they had forgotten how to form the words. “Are you an angel?” her hand rose to point at the large wings that adorned his back. The wings of his primarchThe wings of the angel.>Con.
INITIATES, WHY ARE YOU OUTSIDE YOUR DESIGNATED RESTING COT> Nathanaeus said there's monster in closet> ya I saw itA DAEMON HAS INFILTRATED OUR SHIP! RAISE THE ALARMS! ALL ASTARTES TO ARMS! INITIATES, FETCH THE LEXICANUM! BELAY THAT ORDER! THERE IS NO TIME! THE DAEMON MUST BE PURGED! AT THE COST OF LIFE ITSELF! TO DIE IN SERVICE OF THE EMPEROR IS THE WORTHIEST OF ALL CAUSE! I SHALL FACE THE DAEMON ALONE BEFORE HIS FILTH ENDANGERS THE CHAPTER! FOR THE EMPEROR! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhh->*Charges down hallway, bunny flippers flying off in the wake *>*Tackles closet*>*Closet pulverized into finest powder.*WHERE IS THE DAEMON?! WHERE IS IT?! > dunno> ya killed itTHE BEAST WAS PURGED! THE EMPEROR BLESSED ME THIS DAY!> dada chaplain the best> dat mean we no clothes now?
WHO GOES THERE?> i da captain dadaINITIATE GARRET, WHEREFORE ART THEE OUTSIDE THY QUARTERS? DIDN'T I TELLETH THEE TO REMAIN IN THITHER AND CONTEMPLATE UPON THE HOLYNESS OF THE EMPEROR? > i da bored captain dada, can da tell me stowie about little primarchs?I HAS'T NO TIME FOR THAT OFFICE INITIATE> pweaseOH! TIS FINE BUT ONLY BECAUSE THOU HAS'T HATH USED THE APPROPRIATE PERMISSIVE WORDING > iaiONCE UPON A TIME, THITHER WAST FIVE LITTLE PRIMARCHS. PRIMARCHS NUMBER ONE BECAMETH A LUPUS. PRIMARCH NUMBER TWO LIKETH TO READ BOOKS. PRIMARCH NUMBER THREE STRANGLETH THREE HUNDRED ELDAR, AND PRIMARCH NUMBER FIVE WENT TO ULTRAMAR> wat about primark numba fourPRIMARCH NUMBER FOUR WAST A HERETIC. THAT GENT WAST SHOT AND PURGED AND THAT IS ALL THEE NEEDETH KNOWETH INITIATE! DOTH NOT ASKETH MORE QUESTIONS, WHEREFORE DOTH THEE ASKETH SO MUCH? THITHER IS NO HERESY IN THIS CHAPTER THE FALLEN MUST REPENT!
>>39912038Go on...>>39912049>>39912301My sides left space...
>>39912038>>39912328Perhaps it was the bizarre nature of the question or the disheveled nature of its questioner that got to him, perhaps it was the fact that he could not detect any weapons on the human – perhaps it was simply a faith in the God-emperor that he would not allow a child to be abused as a trick what-ever the case and nature of it he lowered the bolt weapon and let it rest across his side – blink adjusting the vox-transmitters to a more reasonable level he spoke again, settling back into resting willing is flesh to knit itself back faster as to be able to stand when the apothecary came upon them. “I am the Emperors Angel of death child.” The words came almost like a mantra – practiced and said a hundred times over in the halls of his chapter, he was an assault marine descending on wings of fire to smite The Emperors foes with chain blade and bolt, yet somehow he felt it was different this time to utter the words, a tang of guilt? A sour note of something he could not truly place his finger on, it disturbed him that this child affected him so – made him question what he was with but an innocent question. >Con
>>39912352Another series of distant booms rang out between the ruined hab-buildings and drowned out their words for a few moments as he observed the young girl intently – he wanted to stand, but his legs would not move any more now than the hour before – his spine was damaged somehow and he´d torn several major muscles in the way down from the Xeno creatures head. “Do you know where mama is?” the girl asked once the thunder had ended, she had gone down to the ground during it all and rose with another few fresh stains on her clothes. Slowly moving towards him she seemed skittish, eyes wearily looking around, glancing at the roofs and into the ruined buildings – she missed several spots he noted to himself almost unconsciously, his mind raced for a few moments for an answer – the child was looking for her mother? He struggled with the appropriate response to such a question, mortal issues were foreign to him – should he placate the child? He did not relish the idea of lying; such a thing was beneath him.“Please, do you know where mama is?”
>>39904266>>39903037Hello there newfriend. Did you know that there are sites that archive threads automatically without anyone having to do anything? Are you a bad enough dude to find them?
Please, by the Emperor I feel this must be done
>>39912352>>39912364“No child, I do not know the whereabouts of your matron” his words where whispered, but the helmet blared them out and made it echo amidst the rockcreet walls of the hab blocks and for a short moment Brother Seregant Gaius whished that he had elected not to wear a helmet to the battle, but pushed the notion away as quickly as it surfaced – to do so would be foolish, his voice carried, that was what was important after all. The girl´s eyes welled up with tears as she flinched once again at his words, yet she kept advancing he could not fathom why she saught comfort with him, he was wounded – and the xeno´s were dead, suerly it would be safer to hide in what-ever hole she had crawled out from if it had kept her alive so far. He had no food to give her, or water for her to drink, he was about to voice his concern when a nearby explosion rocked them both and made his organs grind into each other – his vision grew blurry for a moment as phantom pain ran through the stump of his arm. As his eyes refocused he saw her again, she was close now – standing in front of him, her entire body moving in shakes – if from fear or the subzero temperatures that his suits systems told him dominated the land in the north of this planet he did not know, she did not have shoes. This somehow bothered him, he had seen them before – the scattered refugees of this world and he remembered many of them also lacked boots, somehow that did not disturb him but he felt the hidden tendrils of rage choke at his mind when he saw that one of her feet were swollen and blue – the toes had turned a sickly black – the Xeno´s were to blame for this affront, strength flushed into his veins again from somewhere deep inside – rage, blinding red rage.
>>39912674Yes, yes...waiting for more.
>>39912674He made to rise, to fight – to bring death to what-ever foul creature had made this girl loose her foot, but his legs froze again, not due to pain but something else entirely – the girl, the tiny little scrawny thing that was shaking in fear for approaching him had embraced what little of his bulk she could – between her soft whimpers he could make out her words, augmented sense parting them from the sniveling sound humans made when they cried as easily as they would a command screamed through an artillery barrage.“I am sorry, I know you are hurt Mr. Angel but mama is gone and I miss her” she looked up at him – staring into his helmets retinal targeting system and the eyes hidden behind their impassive green lenses Gaius felt bile rising as he dismissed the eager machine spirits of his armor informing him of the best angle to attack the poor girl with bolter fire as to not wound himself. “Mama says that hugging takes away the pain...” her eyes filled with tears the girl smiled at him. The rage pumping through him died again, it was a curious feeling that rushed through his body – a feeling that he did not dismiss or force down with a flush of hormonal stimulants and the practiced ease of hypno-training. He was angry yes – but the fury was cold as the air around him, the child was still crying – still grasping at the edges of his armor as best as she could – she had been worried for him, him – an angle of death, she was but a whelp yet here she was, hugging a wounded soldier rather than seeking cover.Unsure what to do, brother-sergeant Gaius did something he had not done for centuries, he wrapped his remaining arm around the girls scawny body and pushed her into his chest in an embrace.“Be still child” he rumbled, this time it came not as a hiss across his augmented vox-caster, but from his own voice muffled but still audible from behind the mask and helmet.>con
>>39912799Now I'm really getting feels here.
>>39911261Lifewatch friend, lifewatch. More accurate to their duties.
RECREATION TIME IS NOW UPON US, INITIATES! BROTHER, OPEN THE ARMOR STORAGE CELLS!>with the order, a bolt is drawn on a massive double doored wardrobe and a pile of miniature hollow plasteel coated 'armor' tumbles out>immediately it is fallen upon by a horde of squealing initiates>the more popular chapter-marked suits are quickly claimed and donned>blood angels, ultramarines, techmarine red, sable swords have an interesting following among the initiates.>one initiate somehow managed to get a suit from the Nightmares on before anyone else and is now fast asleep in the heap>slower or more indecisive initiates start picking through the remained of armies>piecemeal parts from a dozen chapters, some not even around today, a couple oddly symmetrical 'ork' masks for the marines to wear to act as a warboss, no doubt slain by the gathering of assorted smaller marines surrounding him>while white-clad imitates decide and squabble over the armor, the overseeing brother notes one observe the pile of largely ignored IG helmets in the corner>thrusting an arm into it, he pulls out a replica Commissar cap and puts it on, shortly followed by using an ork skull flag as a cape>"ALL RIGHT YOU.. MIS'RBLE MAGGOTS! LINE UP!"Brother, are you seeing this?>"I'M THE COMISSISSISSISAR, SO YOU ALL HAS TO DO AS I TELLS YOU I'LL.. er..">scrabbling in the pile at his feet, the initiate pulls out a bolt pistol>"..or.. OR I'LL PUT A BOLT IN YOUR HED FER DISRECPTECTING THE EMPSEROR! Now get a helmet on men! Did you show them that special on Cain, Brother?>squabbling temporarily set aside, soon a ragtag bunch of white dressed and helmeted initiates stands before their 'commissar'I- no.. But Initiate Linneus has borrowed "Heroes of the Imperium" over twenty times."Now we's going to show everyone what even ordin'ry men can do fer Empreror! Fer the Imperium! Chaaarge!"Should look into some kind of exchange with the Schola Progenium brother? We all have our own paths to take after all.
>>39912799THIS LIQUID ESCAPING FROM MY EYESIT WON'T STOPSOMEBODY PLEASE GET THE APOTHECARY I FEAR THIS MAY BE THE WORK OF FOUL PESTILENCE
>>39911439why does that plasma gun have a drum magazine?
>>39913178Because sometimes you actually want to blow yourself the fuck up.
>>39913178Because fuck you, I'm a magos and I get to design the guns.
>>39913207>>39913210The mental image of a full auto-plasma gun is terrifying in more ways than one...
>>39913243There was once that ass-old superior Plasma Blaster that HH Era Marines used and the Plasma Cavalier the Skitarii uses, so I'll be waiting for a Plasma Assault Cannon.
>>39913243There's little point in plasma weapons if they aren't a threat to anyone within LoS, on a lower Z axis than targets that are in LoS, or in the immediate vicinity of whomever is wielding it.
>>39913178Maybe it cycles coolant through the gun.
>>39906851>Relying on Sociopaths to raise morally straight aspirants.Yeh this is a chaos chapter in the making
>>39913789U wot? No really what?Using marines to train marines makes sense. That is literally what they do. When did sociopathy come into this?
>>39913243Aren't they already automatic? They have the rapid-fire special rule like boltguns and autoguns.
>>39907092In Tome of Fire trilogy there was a Salamander who got fucked up royal. They transferred him to the Apothacarium and off of active service.
>>39913789So every Marine ever, having been trained most their adult life by other marines, is actually a chaos marine in disguise?This is either some Alpha legion shit at work, or you went beyond full retard.
>>39903037http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Lifewatch Page is made! Need lots of help editing, along with having this thread archived. I have 30 files of screencaps from this page, how do I upload it to here for people to put on the wiki, or better yet, how do I put them on the wiki? I have no technical knowledge.
>>39904532That is awesome.
>>39906851Or caught in the warp for centuries of real time only to find 10 years have passed. When they emerge, they are older than Dante, and they are desperately focused on building the chapter anew.
>>39914321Brothers and sisters, carry on the good work so that this chapter may live! Screencaps of this threads goodness.https://mega.co.nz/#F!9BhiDICS!o0shSEWHVznSje54AtTkEw
>>39914451"Sons and Throne, what did you do in there for so long? I see many signs of heated warfare within your battle barge, where there many daemonic attacks?">"No... Not a one, actually.""So why all the scorches, the scars and the bolter marks?">"Put it like this... We *had* a monopoly board.""Oh.">"Oh indeed.""That explains things.">"Not everything. That mark there was caused after a certain game of Marious Kart.""By the Emperor..
>>39914524Mario kart is fine.Mario party however...
>>39914452>https://mega.co.nz/#F!9BhiDICS!o0shSEWHVznSje54AtTkEwLovely!Did notice the Cassian stuff is alittle messed up, lifewatch12 is part 1 and lifewatch15 is part 2, current cassian 1 is part 3(original end) cassian part 2 and 3 are both the alternative endings for the first one was defiantly far too grimdark. Just helping out!
>>39903455>DO NOT SASS A MEMBER OF THE ADEPTUS ASTARTES! GREATER MEN HAVE DIED FOR LESS!kek'd at the office, thanks
>>39914524>>39914553>Marius Kart>Marius Party>Superior Marius World>Superior Marius Segmentum>Marius and Ludovicus: Superstar SagaWhy can't these be real, /tg/?
So are we going to make a lifewatch thread to discuss these glorious feel stories?
>>39914873Just archive it and be happy we had a good thread.Continuation threads inevitably devolve into shit.
>>39914934But.. But.. we are making a page about it....http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Lifewatch
>>39914836What are they anyway in 40k?Is Peach a planetary governor who needs to be saved by two civilised world plumbers who stomp on Orks? Goombas are grots, koopa troopas are boys?
I did make one (sorry) but its better to get more people aware of our project, so we can get some more help
>>39914970>*APOLOGIES, PLUMBARIUS MARIUS, BUT THE PLANETARY GOVERNESS IS IN ANOTHER SEGMENTUM*
>>39914598Derp. Oh well, I assume whoever is putting it up will be renaming them anyways, as is the wiki convention. We need a picture of their power armor and a battle cry now.
>>39914873>>39914934I would just keep it to general 40k threads and use the Lifewatch name. No need to be overbearing on a board that is already limited in space, with many threads fighting for facetime. We got plenty of 40k threads to toss some writefaggotry in. Good initiative though!
>>39915075"FOR THE FUTURE (OF MANKIND)!"
>>39915170I like it, something that puts a spin on "children are the future" will definitely be it.
>Battle Cry: THE EMPEROR'S MIGHT IN IT'S SMALLEST FORM!(Test) This was just one I came up with, not final whatsoever
>>39915248That works well for me! At least we have something too.
>>39908333This, why is is fucking awesomedorable?
>>39914836>Marius and Ludovicus: Superstar SagaI see that and raise you Marius and Ludovicus: Battle Brothers in Time and Marius and Ludovicus: Tervigowzer's Inside Story.
>>39910073>"YOU DARE HARM THE CHILDREN?!"FUCK! YEAH!
>>39912799Gaius had been wrong in the end, for while they stood without a beast to lead them the Tyranids were nothing if not resourceful, in their primitive fight or flight instinct – they had chosen the latter, the battle was won in the end but it was a dragged out affair and it would be hours before anyone located his beacon and came for his rescue, they had found him cradling the small corpse of a child that had passed away in the dark of the night, a combination of frostbite and malnourishment had overcome the tiny thing. Gaius was an Adeptus Astartes and so, he had survived – the biological enchantments that were gifted to him by the master of mankind meant that short of total organ failure he would never truly die. He had spent that lonely night in the ruins of a battlefield doing his best to tend the small child – but he was without locomotion and he was without strength – never before had he felt so weak as when he saw the child draw its last breath.Gaius was eventually restored – his limbs replaced by steel and his armor repainted, the battle had earned him the right to wear the banner and standard of his chapter – the imperial laurel now sat across his chest and proclaimed him far and wide as a champion of the imperium and a champion of mankind and all her children it was an honor, yet one he rarely spoke about to his brothers, for while the battle had been glorious what followed had been an awakening.And as he stood there on the battlements of yet another war a thousand miles away he touched the small human skull hanging from his belt. >To the skies once more, on the wings of an angel.>FinRight, took a bit longer to get that last one due to work but finished it. Thanks for reading.
>>39915831Why, Anon, WHY?
>>39915831Dammit. Fucking dammit. I feel emptier than a freaking Necron Warrior.But it also shows well how for all their superiority...a Space Marine can be powerless.STILL SOMETHING TORE UP INSIDE ME.
Archived the thread. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39903037/