This is a thread to help further expand the culture and home planet of the Hua Yuan 1st Exterminator Regiment, an IG regiment that /tg/ randomly rolled up using the 1d4chan creation tables.What we rolled and some little things we have so far:Hua Yuan 1st Exterminator RegimentSymbol> 园Motto>Nullus est instar Domus Regiment Origin> Imperial Guard: A true regiment, drilled and competent in their service. Regiment Demographic> Firstborn: Chosen by right of being the eldest child. > Standard conscription: Average or above-average citizens recruited from all levels of society. Regiment Homeworld> Hive World: No claustrophobia, excellent sense of direction? Urban combat! > Dead World: Able to make full use of the technology required to survive in such places. Regiment Tactical Information> Infantry Regiment Specialization> Hive Warfare Loyalty Rating> Adherent: Hold fast to the Creed and His will. (standard)Special Equipment> War Trophies Regiment Creed>For The Homeworld: This regiment's mission is to demonstrate the skill and steel of the homeworld to the rest of the Imperium. Regiment Friends> Imperial Guard (of a specific world)Regiment Enemies>TyranidsColor Schemehttps://coolors.co/app/e56399-d3a588-ece2d0-7fd1b9-7a6563We've taken this and fluffed them out as Hong Kong cyberpunk helghast. Descendants the crew of a gigantic mining vessel that crashed on an inhospitable planet and survived despite it all. They are extremophiles, proud, (literally) bright, and consummate bug hunters. They are the Exterminators.So feel free to join in and provide fluff, images or whatever you'd like. This belongs to /tg/
>>45464029last thread >>45429618
>>45464066Well shit you beat me to it>>45464069
>>45464004The hive was cut off from the Imperium for a long while. Its safe to assume that they developed a decent system for self-sufficiency in order to survive on their own
I'll post the other soldier i made.Maybe i should start using a name just to make it easier to recognize
And the flag
>>45464192Is this our CO now? I could support this as long as that beret is neon pink
>>45464004remember, this is but one regiment from a planet we're still fluffing outthere very well could be more regiments that are far closer to standard IG, and the planet has a sizable PDFalso, I still don't like the "airless void planet" angle and prefer that it just has an atmosphere with too much neon for humans to breath. That way all that's needed is air filtration rather than straight importation, which doesn't sound like it would've worked if they'd been abandoned for quite a while before reestablishing contact with the rest of the Imperium.>>45464029regiment flag WIPfeel free to offer suggestions
>>45464029These guy's should have an anti-authority streak, since they were left to die by the Imperium, grew up mostly in crews and gangs, and are super proud. Also, it fits with the whole cyberpunk theme
>>45464244Well, if everyone wants him to be the CO, sure. It was just a try for how an officer could look.I got the name thanks to the scarf.
>>45464244>long as that beret glows neon pinkfix'd
>>45464262Hmm I dunno, every cyberpunk setting needs its brutal and efficient government forces that shoot first and ask questions later
>>45464301>>45464262yeah, these guys are more like the cops that hunt down gangers than gangers anymore
>>45464262>>45464301>>45464317Also the regiment technically originated off-world and simply came to live here when the ship crashed and they had to deal with the nids so a more authoritarian stance makes a little more sense to me
>>45464251it's perfect, just fill in the small white spaces, like inbetween the letters
Wanna fluff up the planet a little more? What sort of life is in the hive? How do they survive without offworld aid? What is the planet known for besides neon lights and bug squashing?
Okay guys, I have no idea what I'm doing but I tried to write up something that would work as (for example) a 1d4chan intro. I imagine I misinterpreted some of the fluff so feel free to disregard this completely, I didn't waste much time on it.1/2>In the grimdark depths of Hua Yuan’s singular, eponymous hive city, there are only gangers, dead bugs, and disco. Or, at least, that is the hive’s reputation. The Hua Yuan 1st Exterminators (who are, coincidentally, also the only Exterminators) are experts at pest control, shock and disorientation tactics, and urban warfare. The regiment is renowned for their use of neon-colored and luminescent-adorned armor, initially intended to blend in with the underhive’s unique lighting arrangements. Over time, the Exterminators came to incorporate their “unique” aesthetic taste into their regimental tactics, making extensive use of fireworks, disorienting lights, and multicolored smoke bombs to confuse and isolate enemy units. The Exterminators’ ranks are drawn from the first-born children of all classes of the cramped industrial city; administratum clerks have speculated that the decision to include underclass conscripts may explain the regiment’s penchant for leaving colorful graffiti everywhere they are deployed. Despite these eccentricities, their origins in the extraordinarily-cramped and dangerous mining city have made the Exterminators ruthlessly efficient when confronting hive gangers, on other worlds or their own.
>>454644962/2>Hua Yuan is itself built around the remnants of a wrecked colonization vessel. Trapped within the damaged hulk – and initially unable or unwilling to explore the surrounding world’s atmospherically-challenged terrain – the survivors expanded their living space downwards. After [resource] was discovered, a thriving mining industry developed and the hive city expanded until the world was threatened in [date] by the infiltration of a Genestealer Cult. The Exterminators gained their name and reputation during their efforts to remove this infestation; this is also when the troopers developed their penchant for taking ghastly war trophies to adorn their armor and vehicles, intended to display their perseverance. The Exterminators are a proud regiment; proud of their hard-fought victory against the ‘nids; proud of their hive’s survival on an inhospitable world; and proud, perhaps above all else, of their ability to succeed in any urban environment.
>>45464496>>45464513I like it, simple but effective to give the message
>>45464513>>45464496Should probably mention some things like how they steal from the planets they operate on to use in battle and how they wear trophies from the nids>discoOtherwise, great stuff anon! Thanks for this! My complaints aren't really complaints just suggestions
>>45464513>>45464629>this is also when the troopers developed their penchant for taking ghastly war trophies to adorn their armor and vehicles, intended to display their perseverancenevermind, I'm retarded
>>45464629>>discoI should have mentioned that was supposed to be a joke link in the style where you hover over it and it'd link to something, I forgot to change it when I realized there's no "flashlights" article though. If we come up with more stuff I'll edit it to include the theft bit and whatever else I forgot (or someone else can rewrite it w/e)Also I'm going to dump the images from last thread (I didn't make them). File name = what it is.
>>45464731link disco to the lasgun article. I think that's even funnier
>>45464758I can't into wikis so someone else has to do it. I guess I'll make an account if nobody else does.Also I couldn't think of a way to include "they're Hong Kong n shit" in that little blurb without just saying it, which doesn't really work for that sort of thing imo. Unless it was like a link out-of-wiki to Wikipedia/Hong Kong when you hover over the '"unique" style' bit or its equivalent.
>>45464934and the epilepsy-inducing pattern
ALSO we had just resolved the smoke/fireworks/lasers/oh god my eyes issue, when someone posted this:>>45464004(TL;DR administratum would want a bigger tithe than 1 regiment, money's going to run out eventually)which did not get discussedPersonally I liked the only-1-regiment idea solely on the basis that it explains their more eccentric stuff (all levels of hive society mixed together = inwardly authoritarian but still "fuck the police" Helghast-tier towards outsiders). But I also think he made a valid point.>>45465007Thanks, m8, I almost forgot that one and it's pretty awesome + contains the scheme
>>45465067well, we rolled we're friends with other imperial guard forces, so maybe we send some of our more skilled men to train on how to properly combat tyranids? that could prove that we're valuable in some way, I guess
>>45465007Suggestion. Have the cloth parts of the uniform be the blue color, like the shirt, the pants be the dark brown, and the pouches the light brown, with the hard parts if the armor such as the helmets and kneeguards be the pink color. See if that makes a good combination.
What's life in the lower Hive like? The middle? The top? Do they grow food?
>>45465393>>45465393>lower Hivemore cramped than you could possibly imagine
>>45465393>middlecramped but what's left of the mining industry and selling neon from the atmosphere has kept the planet's economy thriving now that contact has been reestablished Another notable export is entertainment in the form of vids and music recordings. They are a niche good in the greater galaxy, as other cultures consider them to be hilariously cheesy.
>>45465499>Another notable export is entertainment in the form of vids and music recordings. They are a niche good in the greater galaxy, as other cultures consider them to be hilariously cheesy.top kek
>>45465393>The topformer mining officials and deck officers developed into the noble houses of the world, and they squabble for power and influence, especially now that the economy is on the rise againwhoever takes control of Hua Yuan has a modest but stable fortune to rest their laurels on
>>45465434It'd probably be really tribal/ family orient since an entire family/group of families live on top of one another. Probably literally
>>45465562countless of these noble houses have developed, all claiming the right to authority, this has led to an even greater number of private armed forces, essentially better equipped gangers, all claiming to be PDF's and work for the planetary governmentmore often than not these houses make war upon one another, but they stand united in quelling the establishment of yet more would-be houses and, of course, maintaining the subordination of the levels belowin spite of this, or perhaps due to it, the other levels remain unaware of the conflicts going on above, as what color of uniform the cops wear don't seem to affect how hard they beat themas a result, thousands upon thousands of gangs have developed in the lower level, for the sake of defending their territory and acquiring resources for themselves
>>45465562Or that's the general view. The top tier of the nobility, the patriarchs and matriarchs of the corporations who hobnob with the Mechanicus surveyors and have access to the product data and tithe rolls, know that the money is slowly running out. The only thing they can do is push quotas harder so they can embezzle enough under the Imperium's nose so that they can escape once the mines run dry, all the while giving the impression that there's nothing wrong. Feeds into the old cyberpunk-y greedy megacorp rulers exploiting resources to silly levels while emphasizing the greater Imperium's pure lack of care for how they get their share. Might also lead to noble families forcing their sons and daughters to join the Guard. It gets the spare heirs out while the goings good, and at least some of them might survive long enough to make contact with useful parties and smuggle out the odd nest egg. From the regimental perspective you'd then have the odd nobleborn officer with the most fancy equipment and useful contacts with other IG noble officers (as per background), but who are not up to speed with the more brutal combat skills of the common soldiers
>>45465784>From the regimental perspective you'd then have the odd nobleborn officer with the most fancy equipment and useful contacts with other IG noble officers>Hey fellow guardsmen! Can't wait to pop a cap in those "bugs", am I right home-slice?
>>45465784everyone's first born is conscripted, remember
>>45464887I have one from when i did the sector Rusoya stuff but I don't remember how to do a lot of itI could try to see if i could set something up anons?
>>45466120Well, maybe they don't like their first in line? Maybe they want them to have combat skills so they can crush the competition?
>>45466130yeah, do that
>>45466130go ahead, nobody else seems to know how to make one
>>45465192>blue coloruhhanon, I have some bad news for you>>45465434In addition to being cramped even for a hive, the lowest levels are built into and under both the crater the ship left on impact, and the spent mines beneath. Due to the incredible population density, the vast majority of the population of Hua Yuan live in absolute squalor, facing unemployment and starvation or being treated no better than servitors. Even attempting to join one of the planet's many "PDFs" is difficult for those on the very bottom, as there are ample human resources to draw from in the middle and even upper echelons of the hive.In an attempt to bring more attention to the world and the resources it has to offer, however, the many noble houses have agreed to allow any able-bodied first-born volunteers to join their sole Guard Regiment as their required tithe. This provides some avenue of escape for those on the very bottom through an opportunity to see the galaxy, prove their homeworld's existence, and perhaps someday even see natural light.
I gave coloring this a shot
>>45466999looks pretty snazzy
>>45466951The guard demographics is probably like 50% bottom, 30% middle, top 20% since the bottom would wont to escape the hell they live in most of all
>>45466999Looks awesomealso we have an official page now anons>https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Hua_Yuan_Exterminators
>>45466999nice tripsvery advance wars
>>45467052cool, I'll work on editing this page as well once it gets establishedconsolidating lore and all that
>>45467052>https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Hua_Yuan_ExterminatorsFuck yeah! Time to start writing this shit! What picture we want to throw up top?
>>45467052I was going to click edit but it looks like there's text entered already, although I can't see it on the main page. I assume someone else is currently editing it.I propose the following initial course of action>Copy paste the entry blurb from earlier in the thread with the intended exit links>Copy paste the other guy's descriptions of the hive city>Copy paste OP's stuff on what we rolled>Add all the images to the gallery>>45466999Noice (also, witnessed)
>>45467178the flag i think, and below it the 园 maybe
>>45467172>>45467178>>45467184Feel free to edit anything you guys want. I've got a gallery up and running with 3 of the pictures we all could agree on
>>45467343put up >>45465007too
Ok I'm gonna go play some MGSV before I gotta sleep. Anons feel free to edit/change anything on the page. I already have this thread archived and linked as well as the last one and the first four pieces of art
>>45467434To edit stuff all you have to do it hit the little edit link beside a section. formatting i can always do at a later time but to actually write stuff in all you have to do is type it into the box. Editting a page does not require a 1d4chan account, anyone can go and do it
>>45467040more like 70% bottom, 25% middle and 5% topif you're in the middle you can just stay where you know and get paid for it working for the corps
>>45464496>>45464513Alright, are we using this for the guard background?
>>45467540So bottom is little more than a guardsmen farm? I can dig this fetish
>>45467721If yes it needs a resource and a time edited in. Since they're fighting Tyranids it has to be after 750~.M41. The resources could just be "minerals" but I also like that other anon's idea of harvesting neon from the atmosphere (hence the neon signage) so maybe add a sentence on that too."The mining industry rapidly expanded to include harvesting trace elements of neon gas from what little remained of the atmosphere"
>>45467757but there are so many that it's still mostly gangs and the unemployedthey were also a pretty viable source of food before re-integrationbut that's pretty common for any hive world
>>45467796I still like the idea of the planet having an atmosphere, just with too much neon for humans to safely breatheon such a world, lasgun fire would be particularly bright and I believe would appear orange until they got off world
How close are we planning to make this to Hong Kong? We could throw in a lot of references to the Triads and could have the Commissariat act as the British.The stuff that's been made so far is pretty awesome, especially the neon mining. And somehow, the colors actually work. Especially >>45464934
>>45467829>>45467796I concur with this anon, hyper neon world.Also, I liked Hua Yuan being a "goldrush" town; where it grew up super fast, but quickly fell into disarray once everyone realized how hard it would be to sustain the Hive with no contact with the rest of mankind.
>>45467863>>45467863>could have the Commissariat act as the Britishbetter ideawe have a completely untouched part of the fluff in that we have an allied guardsman force from a particular planetthe ones who first rediscovered the planet and its inhabitants may have been those guardsmenthey could also be acting as the effective government on the world since the nobility can't agree on an official leadership
>>45467863We could come up with a predominant gang, or at least some of the big ones. As for the commissariat, we could have some shit the administratumtried to pull on Hua Yaun
>>45467873>>45467863>>45467829>>45467796Edited version of the second half of the blurb to adjust to this:>>Hua Yuan is itself built around the remnants of a wrecked colonization vessel. Trapped within the damaged hulk – and initially unable or unwilling to explore in the world’s neon-saturated atmosphere – the survivors expanded their living space downwards. After mineral deposits were discovered, a thriving mining industry developed. The mining expanded to include neon harvesting, and the world's population grew exponentially as off-worlders came to exploit these resources. The hive city expanded until the world was threatened in 899.M41 by the infiltration of a Genestealer Cult, which marked the beginning of the hive's long economic and social decline. The Exterminators gained their name and reputation during their successful efforts to remove the Tyranid infestation; this is also when the troopers developed their fondness for taking ghastly war trophies to adorn their armor and vehicles, intended to display their perseverance. The Exterminators are a proud regiment; proud of their hard-fought victory against the ‘nids; proud of their hive’s survival on an inhospitable world; and proud, perhaps above all else, of their ability to succeed in any urban environment.I changed some of the wording since I did a shit job the first time tbqh, "penchant" twice in two short paragraphs is inexcusable.
>>45467920To echo the whole England thing, why not the Praetorians? Not a full occupational force, but maybe a provisional government set up, governed by the people living in the top?
>>45468004>>45467920they run the world on paper until the nobles can backstab each other enough that there's a real contender for planetary governor
>>45467829If we were still working around the idea that it's actually a moon orbiting a gas giant, the main planet could have loads of neon in its atmosphere. I wonder what that would look like?
>>45468078>>45454372 fleshes out the drug aspect of the exterminators, so, space opium dens in the lower middle to offer release to people in the lower levels, maybe? Exported by the Praetorian?
>>45468106>moon orbiting a gas giantdoesn't mean it can't have an atmosphereplus, importing oxygen would be a huge hassle to have to write around>I wonder what that would look likewell, as was said in the last thread, lightning strikes would be orange and depending on how lasguns work so would theyit would be extremely easy to produce things like neon lights since most people are going to be wearing masks or cybernetics that filter neon from the airit could very easily be said that they store this in filtration tanks of sort to be turned into lights or to be sold offworld
>>45468203So, almost exclusively neon lights in the hiveworld. Since they were isolated from a time long past, maybe synth music was sort of an esoteric trend that long died away and was forgotten from the rest of the Imperium, but remained and became popular in Hua Yuan, or something dumb like that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB6AHhNLBqkthread theme "song"
Quick logistical question: How many men are in the Exterminators?
>>45464244>>45464192What's his name? We have a captain-general, and that's it. its good to have other figures
>>45464029Any of you guys know how to format a infobox on 1d4chan? I cant figure this shit out
>>45469230Filename, m8>1st officer ZāogāoWhich according to google means "1st Officer Sucks/Terrible"kek
>>45469587Or according to a different page, "What a mess! What bad luck!"
I want to help.Do they use vehicles? Are these vehicles also neon and shit?Maybe drug abuse in the common ranks of the exterminators?Genetic or physical augmentation (having their skin be bio-luminsescent? Or eyes being replaced with flashing light eyes?)
>>45469630There hasn't been much talk on vehicles or genetic/physical modification, and we briefly covered drug use.So go nuts if you have any ideas
>>45469676Idk why but they reminded me of XCOM operatives when i first saw them so thats what got me thinking about genetic mods.Since bright lights and neon are their thing maybe having luminescent regimental tatts?Or given how its a semi gang culture, maybe tats to show certain deeds, like killing an exeptionally powerful enemy.In regards to actual genetic mods and physical augmentation, maybe the higher someone is in the heirarchy the more they will have? For example skin that seems to shift and change colour like a lava lamp, or eyes that flash different colours like a disco ball
>>45469630I imagine they'd make frequent use Sentinels or other walkers since nothing else fits in those Kowloon-tier hive corridors. Probably have other vehicles too, though, right?Here is my extremely poor stopgap attempt at a concept for a walker with disco- err, urban combat disorientation projectors. Drawfags needed.
>>45469849they could probably have some sort of armored bulldozer/drill to take a more direct approach of getting from point a to b in a hive
>>45469810>Since bright lights and neon are their thing maybe having luminescent regimental tatts?>Or given how its a semi gang culture, maybe tats to show certain deeds, like killing an exeptionally powerful enemy.These I like ALOT. They're really good.The eye thing is pretty fucking nifty, but the skin changing color might be a little much.
>>45469894Fairy nuff.Maybe they have standarised tats for when people first join, first kill, x amount of years served, etc. And custom ones reserved for exceptional deeds?
>>45469999>>45469894I concur. The tats seem to fit in pretty well with the skull/trophy collecting, also
>>45469999nice quads, also could follow the Russian prison tat system where they tattoo a landmark (in the russian's case it's st petersburg cathedral) and then number of spires or what have you is the years of service.I imagine it would basically be a hive spire and the number of hive spires or houses on the hive spire would be the number of years served. Could have them running from the hip upwards.
>>45469999Checked like nobody's business >>45470187Perfect idea
>>45468497For music you gotta go with RetroNewWave niggas.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5joTyy3CCo&list=PLW17mvEZY9fKHg-jxW1f-bl6LBg_8Vd0M
>>45469849fuck, i wish i could help but i don't have my tablet with me right now>>45470038>>45470187i agree, a tattoo system would be really badass>>45469630i've been thinking about this, it's probable that the substance that the exterminators use has been leaked into the gangs, but they'd obviously have a shittier, less pure version of it which could make it a lot more lethal
The tats are gonna be neon tho right?Also is there anyway we can incorporate vaporwave into this, i want a sentinel painted in the missing textures black and pink checkers
>>45470275Mega Drive is the shit, but a little variety never hurts.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW2o0i0d-m4
These guys remind me of Alien Colonial Marines, except neoner.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3rVcxZoKrJAOr is this not cyber enough?
>>45470303Vaporware is just too far past what I am beginning to refer to affectionately as 'partypunk.' It has weird designs, but no flashing lights or loud beats, and it's not at as all as dirty as a not!Hong Kong hive gang would have.I would find it funny if they had feung shui, but with horrible neon colors and lights. Also they obviously need to make heavy use of blind grenades, and possibly plasma alongside their lasguns.
>>45470527Maybe modified lasguns that change colour after every five shots?That would be fuckin cool
>>45470301>>45470187>>45469999>>45469894so triad tattoos that glow in a blacklight?
>>45470527>>45470580Let's not go overboard on it. I think we have happy medium right now
>>45470604thats fucking sick, yes, yes please.
>>45470639>>45470604except with tyranids instead of dragons
>>45470604>>45470639Imagine how cool it would be to see these dudes doing a night raid on some cultists?It would be like some freaky rave only with a bit more blood.
>>45470628inb4 we end up with Noise Marines but in Day-Glo form>For the Emperor, flash the red blinky light thirteen times and then alternate to orange! NOW!!!>Sir, Lieutenant Cao is having a seizure! We need another blinky operator!>That's the 3rd one this week...
>>45470604That's metal.>>45470628I'm honestly not quite sure where we're at.Are we making fairly serious xenos-hunting Chinese themed Imperial Guardsmen, with some silly neon colors to add some spice to the cool fluff?Or are we using the Hong Kong stuff as a good way to build a regiment entirely around flashy punkish stuff, and will play it fast and loose when it comes to being serious?
>>45470729Its a pivotal momentIm all for a group of genetically enhanced, chem pumping, hardcore ganger-police who utilise bright lights as a means of shock and disorientation, with the added benefit of looking cool as fuck.
>>45470729Not him, but I thought we were half-way between those two>Create silly-looking neon guardsmen >Backwards engineer fluff making them serious and grimdark
>>45470729we just have to keep them respectable, after all they're supposed to be hardcore-proud.
Shit i gotta go.Whatever they turn out to be im sure it will be cool as fuck.Try and include rat boy in somehow.Gnight
>>45470771It's like Salvar Chem Dogs but more and without the rebreathers. How can I not like it?What do you mean by ganger-police, though? I don't remember anything being suggested so far that makes them really police-y.>>45470778That's an interesting way to look at it - taking something silly and making it serious. And it certainly is fun to try and explain away such ridiculous things.
>>45470729right now I'd say that they're more the former, considering the history of the regiment.They're pretty hardcore gangers and workers that have escaped a life of hard labour in exchange for a life of high risk xenos hunting. Considering how grim a hive city with the occasional genestealer infestation is I'd say they take their tactics pretty seriously.
This is, uh, shockingly relevant to my interests.
Here's a battlezone.
>>45467808Jesus Christ is is this real?
Uh I couldn't see anything on the 1d4 page so I clicked edit/save and then it worked. I hope I didn't just fuck it up somehow, I didn't actually change anything but I'm hoping I didn't revert it.Someone who knows what they're doing check pls.
>>45471232same thing happened to me, someone needs to fix that
>>45471232don't know shit but it's all in the edit box it's just not showing on the page
>>45471302Well, shit. I just made some changes, here's hoping I didn't make it worse somehowAt least the edit box version works for now kek
>>45471313also the version I uploaded didn't include the latest updates so it will still need>tattoos>vehicles>social structure>description of hive levelsWhich I'm going to start adding now in the hope that it magically begins working
>>45471340>vehiclesI know you guys want at least some sentinals but these guys are pretty much the garrison force I don't think we'd see to many mechanized anything. maybe some small and cheap transport vehicles, but these guys probably have their own subway tunnels cutting all throughout the hive.
>>45471298Imagine the following: Daft Punk inspired band playing for a bunch of ganger punk type kids on the bottom level of Hua Yuan.
>>45471388It honestly makes me wonder why they don't go full Slaanesh.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IewQqGpdmh8
>>45471372>>45471388Just the HK exterminator guy saying hi. This whole thread is surreal to me.Pic related is cheap, foldable cycle. Would fit for barest mechanization?
Alright guys, I tried to incorporate a bunch of peoples' fluff into the city description on wiki. I came up with this. Just letting you know so I'm not sneaking anything in there that's actually wrong:>Hua Yuan's atmospheric neon abundance has resulted in the near-universal adoption of neon lighting throughout the hive; even the lower levels have access to at least some of this technology. The lower hive is notable for being extremely cramped, even by the standard of hive cities. Above the narrow confines of the mining areas, the midhive is.. well, also cramped. What's left of the mining industry, and the more recent neon extraction, have kept the planet's economy thriving now that contact has been reestablished. As a consequence, the midhive is a very active place. Another notable export is entertainment, in the form of vids and music recordings. These are a niche good in the greater galaxy, as other cultures consider them to be hilariously cheesy. Former mining officials and deck officers developed into the noble houses of the world, and they squabble for power and influence in the upper hive, especially now that the economy is on the rise again. Whoever takes control of Hua Yuan has a modest but stable fortune to rest their laurels on. Or that's the general view. The top tier of the nobility, the patriarchs and matriarchs of the corporations who hobnob with the Mechanicus surveyors and have access to the product data and tithe rolls, know that the money is slowly running out. The only thing they can do is push quotas harder so they can embezzle enough under the Imperium's nose so that they can escape once the mines run dry, all the while giving the impression that there's nothing wrong.
>>45471445now we're going full akira.but yeah it looks very affordable and usable in an urban scenario
>>45471445Seems like something rough riders might use. But if you wanted mechanization, you'd want at least trucks or buggies.
Personal Journal of Commissar Dans>entry 167I have been assigned to the Hua Yuan Exterminators after reports of possible xenos corruption among the Veteran members. I linked up with the Exterminators Vets during one of their many recruiting trips home. This was to guarantee my safety on Hua Yun as firearms of any kind are strictly banned on the hive. (Commissariat excluded of course). I've met the Exterminators Vets briefly before they went throughout the hive recruiting, and their armour is very impressively reinforced with 'Nid carapace. I noticed however an abundance of 'guant skulls on some of the troopers as well small hole drilled in the base of 'guant skull that has been the source of these rumors of xeno corruption and worship. After dismissing the men to their recruiting duties I choose to follow an Exterminator officer covered in many xenos skulls including one that was yet drilled and seemed to be sealed in wax. I tailed him easily in the distinctive neon armour and witnessed their method of recruiting officer's first hand. The officer went to upper hive and collected his highborn volunteers and lead the young men deep into the lower hive. The officer candidates were lead into a empty warehouse facing 10 enlisted Exterminator regulars and told to kill them. Those who did not immediately charge were dismissed. Hive War requires speed and aggression. The 5 brave souls who did charge beaten nearly to death by waiting exterminatorsThe officer, who I had begun to assume was a medical officer, stitched their major bleeding and then choked them unconscious. he then drilled that small hole in the 'Nid skull mixed in a grey powder with the juice he extracted from the skull. To my misfortune I was then grabbed by two veterans who had discovered my vantage point. I firmly told them to unhand me or face death, but was ignored as they choked me to unconsciousness in a similar way as their recruits. I was roused roughly outside of a small hab-block
>>45471457sounds about right>>45471445I like the iea of the bikes but they's only be really that good from the upper mid hive up and well you can try to arrest the son of even some middle manager but they'd get out right away.how about some sort of pocket tank like from new dominion tank police
>>45471494Armored vans loaded with cycles or troops. Or both. Sounds good to me.
>>45471499Ehh... Seems like a good way to get the entire regiment wiped out.
>>45471499Seems pretty rough treatment to me. I get their grimdark gangsters, but chocking a guy into unconsciousness? Just whack them over the head.Recruiting should probably be a lot simpler than that. Gang warfare's probably almost always happening, with melee weapons and illegal/homemade guns. Recruit whichever gangs do best en masse.
>>45464251>>45464225I fixed this for you, btw. I'm going to sleep, let me know if anons want more flag modifications of any kind tomorrow, I'll check this thread or the new one (if there is one).
>>45471635so did you do it in photoshop or hand do it in paint?'cause I was WAY too lazy to go in and color individual pixels
>>45471601It's officer recruitment, so a bit more crazy.also trying to justify neonWith my five compatriots I was asked if I wanted to lead exterminators and handed two neon orange knives. Before I could voice my indignation, A rebreather was strapped to my head and I began to inhale the Tyranid compound I was pushed into the hab-block as the color faded from the world and I desired only its return. The drabness of the world enraged me as I charged into the block. Then I was saw the source of the drabness, xeno cults in the hab, and charged them with my knives to which color returned as I killed and purged, the deception of human appearance faded as I saw the truth of these genestealer cults, I was my allies gain color as they killed alongside me, then when we seemed overwhelmed and prepared to fall in this hell. The Exterminators crashed into the hab-block from all angles killing like neon angels. I awoke In their barracks feeling more ill than I have felt in my entire life, but reassured in purpose to fight alongside the Exterminators, although I felt the world still lacking somewhat in color until I donned my new commissar coat with comfortingly glowing pink and green before my eyes.
>>45471713damn typos make that hard to read. sorry. will fag better next time
>>45471675Three seconds in gimp. Create backdrop layer of blue, white to alpha on main layer. Done.
>>45471745fuck, that's right, gimpI always forget about gimp
>>45471713>bright colors become super comforting due to combat stimsoh man, I love this
>>45471826It's the only way to make combat neon make sense.
>>45471865Aside from playing up gang colors and home pride. Some regiments wear traditional clothes, some tattoo their bodies, the Exterminators have flashy colors that remind them of home and help them work guard life into their old gang loyalties.
>>45471865No, we already spent two threads doing that.1. It's camo because their entire hive world uses neon lighting because the atmosphere is composed of neon2. When they're not on home turf they use fireworks, colored gas, and lasers and shit to disorient people, which is why they manage to get away with wearing that armor in other hives3. They never fight in open terrain so fuck camo
>>45471865unless your deal is that you don't NOT want to be seen
>>45471893>>45471888>>45471887>>45471865>>45471713all of these contradictions and lies are true and canonwelcome to 40k
>>45471943Let's throw in another one just for funThe bright colors actually mean more to the people of Hua Yuan than other Imperials. The miners who originally crashed-landed on the planet were organized in color-coded teams. When gangs were organized, some kept the old mining colors out of respect, while others adopted new neon-based colors, or mixed the two in crazed combinations. Certain neon gasses are more valuable than others - perhaps a bright glowing green means the same thing a burnished gold would mean to the average Imperial.
>>45471888I just realized this post came off as really rude, sorry m8. I'm just quite tired. I actually like the idea of the nid adrenaline making the colors useful, I was just trying to bring up that there are other uses as well.>>45471943kek. Now I understand why BL is such a clusterfuck.
>>45472045it's cool it's 4chan it happens
>>45472029>Certain neon gasses are more valuable than otherspretty sure that's not how neon worksthat being said, now that I think about it, another valuable commodity that could be commonplace on the planet (and heavily exported) is dyes and paintsmaybe there's an abundance of proper material for making all sorts of bright crazy colors in the mines and, hay, there's a whole galaxy of assholes out there who NEED their full suit of power armor to be bright fucking yellowmeanwhile, in IRL hong kong
>>45472099Well hey they gotta be mining them for some reason rightMaybe xenon has some far future use that we don't know about, one that radon can't fufill.
>>45472142>xenon and radonholy fuck, their atmosphere is just a clusterfuck of dense-ass gasesthe planet doesn't have no atmosphere it has way way too much, like irradiated nightmare too muchit also turns out that most different colored signs are produced with a mercury vapor in colored tubes, so the planet can be filled with that as wellthe mines must've been a goddamn nightmare
>>45472264as an aside, there has to be a lot of craftspeople or facilities in place to make lots of glass tubes and people who design signs and lights on Hua YuanI imagine there would be a lot of work for someone like that out in the galaxytoo bad travel's so shitty in 40k
>>45464262>>45464301>>45464352I like the idea of the world raising a number of regiments, where some are press-ganged anti-authoritarian anarcho-gangers who were just used to make the tithe and others are recruited from the elite of the authoritarian cops (and are rotated back to train and police regularly).
>>45472333exactlygood trips also
Don't forget to keep being rad.
>>45472314>embark upon transport ship to accept new job opening on thriving mining planet>lost in the warp, show up 452 years later>immediately purged by commissariat upon arrivalI just wanted to make some signs, man
>>45471226Look up the Kowloon Walled City. It was real for a while, but got demolished in the late 80s. Some seriously dystopian shit.
>>45472626>>45471226it's also one of the primary insparations for the planet Hua Yuan
One of the drawfags here.I got a Sentinel on pencil, so when i finish the third trooper and the CO (with the neon pink beret) i'll color it.
>>45473316Looks good so far! Thanks for all the drawfaging, based drawfag
Oh hey I heard my home city being mentioned so I figured I'd swing by.This looks pretty damn promising too.Psst, we use traditional Chinese not simplified around here. Not like it's a big deal since it's not actually HK anyways
>>45473602Duuuuude, this is awesome! What do you think of our stuff? Any interesting Hong Kong shit we should add?
>>45473656Well for one I could try translating the motto (that's what you've got on the right side of the flag right?) to something more comprehensible.What's it supposed to mean again?And yeah it looks preddy promising, I've always thought HK is about a pink moehawk or two away from being cyberpunk as fuck. (looks all shiny and neon on the outside, but it only takes a couple of steps before you run into the murkier alleyways and shit)If we're talking actual HK, there's quite a bit of talk about megacorps and our gov being too buddy-buddy with each other, with smaller family-owned business pushed out further by bigger corps monopolizing the place/stupidly high rents.All that emphasis on triads are pretty ehhh...not like we don't have those anymore (they're still around) but they're not quite as prominent as they seem to be in the movies. Though with all the shit going around, some of us joke that the police actually act worse than the gangs.
>>45473721I mostly wanted 园 to be in the middle since it's the planet's name
>>45473738園 would be the trad Chinese character
>>45473746Oh and if you like, we could draw more from Cantonese rather than Mandarin. The former is actually a pretty rough language (swearing in Cantonese even moreso)
>>45473738>>45473721plus it's 40k, it's made up of broken stolen bits of languages, especially latin
>>45473764Heh, fair enough.As long as it's not, say, Firefly-levels of broken I'd be fine with it.
Disco ball grenades as flashbangs.Or just vehicle-mounted disco balls as searchlights.
>>45473784More talking out of my ass time.In parts of Central (think of it as HK's main financial district) the terrain is so hilly that it's difficult to navigate on foot. The mid-levels escalators is pretty much a system of escalators and walkways to link everything together.Even if we're not using the terrain aspect, I suppose it's possible to fluff it as some way to further separate the higher and lower levels of the hive world, to the point that people in the higher levels can go through their lives without once stepping down to the lower levels.There's also this running gag/urban legend/maymay about Li Ka Shing (possibly the richest businessman in HK) being rich enough to repel typhoons, or at least weaken them enough so they don't disrupt business.
>>45473811>flashbangsborderlands-style grenades that levitate 1~2 metres above ground and shoot lasers all around while spinning
>>45471445Funny thing is, there aren't a lot of motorbikes in HK because all the cars and other traffic around makes it very dangerous to ride one.Taiwan, however, has a shitload of motorbikes.
>>45473873You got any more superstitions and urban legends? Would be fun to adapt them.
>>45464029Some ideas.>Miningamong the other resources in the planets rock there are huge bubbles of almost pure pressurized oxygen. this is an important export and also allows the colony an ample supply.ironically due to leakages from the industry the lower levels of the hive world have mostly breathable air, however there are many deaths from oxygen toxicity and/or defficiency.> Hong Kongrecruits are drafted from tryadd-like organised crime. scouts are drafted from lower levels. a gang member is given a short sword by his gang on joining the gaurd, with distinct styles for each major gang. similar short swords are scattered in lower levels. to join the guard a lower level citizen must bring one to recruitment. >tacticsfocus on shock/ dazzle tactics. an example operation. scouts run ahead in relay report enemy positions. enemy are dropped through the floor using explosive charges, into a hail of fluorescent smoke bombs and cluster flash-bangs with guardsmen shooting from several elevations and angles.
>>45473944This shit is golden, I like all of it, especially the tactics. Only issue is that the recruitment pool is limited to firstborn sons, so you can't rely on mostly recruiting from gangers
>>45473930My memory's pretty fuzzy, but in HKGolden (think of it as our equivalent of 4chan) members there have a tradition of "betting" on things, in the line of "If ____ happens I'll cut off my dick"It's mostly a joke since nobody would actually do it, but on that website it's seen as jinxing it, more or less.Fluff-wise it could be something like attempting body mulitations to try to skew things in their favour, who knows.Aside from that, superstitions mostly stems from traditional Chinese culture around here, stuff like Feng Shui and whatnot. Back then, the Bank of China building got quite a bit of criticism because it's angular structure is seen to disrupt the overall Feng Shui of the area.In a side note, Guan Yu, the god of brotherhood, is worshipped by both gangs and cops.
>>45474002>attempting body mulitations to try to skew things in their favourOr issuing a challenge, or a vow. Like, to kill a certain number of enemies before a campaign is over, otherwise I cut my balls off. It'd be an interesting way of ensuring fanaticism and giving the soldiers a competitive streak. They'd always be trying to one-up each other.>Guan Yu, the god of brotherhood, is worshipped by both gangs and copsAn easy way of 40king that: Guan Yu is the local name for Ollanius Pius. He'd be patron saint of brothers in arms, representing selflessness and mutual aid, so both the gangers and cops would pay him tribute.
>>45473999At the top you can fudge the paperwork, at the bottom its not like anybody keeps good records. Realistically, anybody of age that gets rounded up when its regiment raising time is going to be called a 1st born. Most of the genuine first borns are likely to be some of the nobility and the "middle classes".>>45473873>Even if we're not using the terrain aspect, I suppose it's possible to fluff it as some way to further separate the higher and lower levels of the hive world, to the point that people in the higher levels can go through their lives without once stepping down to the lower levels.There's the ship wreckage, right? Assume it came in prow first at an angle and really drove right into the planet's surface. Given the length and sheer mass of Imperial ships, the corridors and passages along the length of the ship would suddenly become mountainous climbs. Even when the Mechanicus eventually strips it of all the useful gubbins, the buildings built into, onto and around the super structure would form a shell of its shape, likely up and along in an artificial mountain cliff. Less of a Hive Spire and more of a Hive Spur.
Language-wise, while Cantonese is the de-facto way of speaking Chinese in HK, it's seen as an informal language that shouldn't be used in written Chinese (at least not formally, things like advertisements and tabloids do use written Cantonese)HKers are pretty protective about Cantonese nevertheless, and attempts to replace Cantonese with Mandarin in say, schools are often met with strong backlash.If you want, the language used in the lower hive world could be the equivalent of Cantonese, a language in its own right and protected (somewhat) fiercely by those who speak it, but ultimately seen as more informal or even vulgar by the authorites.
>>45474230speaking of languages di we ever decide if the languages from the last thread should be added?
>>45474226That could work, and don't forget that family and inheiritance are pretty important concepts in Chinese culture.Hell, building human relationships and gaining favours more or less form the backbone in doing business and whatnot in China anyways. Want to start a business or nail yourself a good career without at least building some links? Good fucking luck.It's probably worse in the mainland because of all the corruption going on, but I'm not going to pretend this kind of mindset doesn't exist around here either.
>>45474226>>45474273How about this: Some noble houses pay to adopt lowerhive children in order to present them to tithing instead of their actual firstborn. They hold fighting tournaments and endurance contests to ensure the child they take in will be a good soldier for the Exterminators. This also promotes gang culture since they're competing for spots to become "bought firstborn" and support their families.Other noble houses, however, go the opposite route and train their firstborn to be the finest officers that can be. This leads to an antagonism between houses as well as within the regiment, with nobles looking down on lower-born soldiers.
>>45474325It could work in that context, but in HK atheletes are frankly treated pretty badly (read: if you win awards for us that's awesome but don't expect us to support you financially) while education is a very competitive business.Things like toddlers having to learn French/German/whatever foreign language and play a bunch of instruments when they're barely into Kindergarten, cram schools for Primary Schoolers, tutors in cram schools marketed like celebrities, things like that.It probably stems from how examinations is the main method officials are chosen in ancient China, so Chinese culture have a strong emphasis in education (or at least learning how to git gud in exams)
>>45473999>>45474226swords are hereditary heirlooms then.
>>45474325Could work. I think we might be getting a bit too hung up on the specifics. Even assuming this is a small, not terribly old hive (at least in the grand scale of the Imperium), there's still a metric shitload of people crammed into what's still a giant area that's been potentially for longer than recorded civilisation has existed. It won't be a monoculture with just one language or one set of customs beyond the root civilisation developing from the original miner settlers and what's imposed from the top by the Imperium.Maybe we should focus on Regiments as a way to look into specific slices of the hive? Some colonels might prefer to recruit from just one population for the skills. Just as an example off the top of my head you could have Akira style biker gangs who fight over one of the few clear, relatively unpopulated stretches of the hive in the reactor vents, air and sewage pipes forming into de facto rough Rider/mobile scouts. Very insular and strange compared to the rest of the hivepop, and potentially a source of inter-gang squad strife, but useful to keep as a single unit. Other colonels might prefer to mix hivers from all levels and break them down into one family (You are all my sons and daughters, and you will fight at my side or die).
>>45474391Hence why some noble houses prefer to buy their way out of the military and send their firstborn to the Administratum instead. But some would still see the Guard as a good career option and prepare their children for it in a hyperfocused way.
>>45474585Makes sense, if being a guard is dressed up as a good career option then people'd push their kids hard towards that route.Likewise, HKers are often stereotyped as flexible people who won't waste any opportunities to score a bargain, so I'd see our boys here as being very pragmatic about things.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantonese_profanityAnd just because, Cantonese swear words.
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>>45475022>>45473721Well yeah, I'm talking about the bit on the right hand side.>Entering the garden from nothingness, we are...feier...?What?
>>45475052I'm not sure I understand your post. Is it illegible (the right-hand text)?I was just going for a more neon look.
>>45475052Nvm, I understand now. I can change the words without much trouble if anons have a better suggestion.
>>45475087Well, what were the words supposed to mean again?I could try translating.
>>45475104I have no idea. I think anons were trying to make it triad or gang-related..
>>45475119If it helps, 呢度係我地(既)地頭 means "This is our turf" in Cantonese, pretty much stock gangsta-sounding speak.你係咪摟打 is Cantonese for "Are you looking for a fight?"
>>45475165Almost forgot,the brackets around 既 means it can be included or excluded, but the meaning doesn't change.
>>45475165>地(既)地>(既)Why the ( ) ?
>>45475224>>45475223Got you covered
>>45464029You know, as a very strange aside.I once had an idea for a 40K story where there's this small empire based off China under Qin Shihuang. Like, they have a Byzantine, very decadent, very corrupt system aided by an insane amount of Dark Age gear that they treat religiously. The Great Wall would be the Geller fields that encase each kingdom and protect it from the Warp on all sides, and the story would end with them being swallowed back up by the Warp again.
trio concluded, CO next
>>45475104From the void into the garden we fell
>>45475244>>45475224>>45475223>>45475165>>45475104>>45475074>>45464029Why did I have to discover this thread RIGHT as I have to go to work. Jdimsa senpaiI wanna fluff these glorious bastards so hard with ya'll...Anyways, these guys are Nid killing cyberpunk chinese right?Well how big are they on augmentation? And a shitty jive world like there's is bound to have motherfuckers that they can press into service, so they could have tons of penal units, guys they can strap bomb collars on and rush into a nest to flush the 'stealers out. So the world is full of Neon, and outside the Hive is nothing but barren waste? I don't know why but I feel Holy Promethium should be big in their armament, and their flamers (due to atmospheric conditions) fire multicolored neon flame.
>>45475328I was getting to it...
>>45475414I was refering to >>45464887Sorry for not specifying, if you want to have a go at it i can send you a linework
>>45475355我們從虛空墮進這花園There we goI've thought of making a Cantonese translation as well, but I couldn't think up one that sounds right.But then English is structured differently from Chinese in general, and Cantonese uses different grammar from other Chinese dialects anyways.
>>45464887No, carry on anon. Something tells me you have the color scheme down pat.
Guy who drew/colored>>45466999 here.I was gonna draw cpt General Yeoh, and I was wonder what you guys would wantAlso any suggestion for other pictures?
>>45475473Maybe one of their vehicles?
>>45472264>the mines must've been a goddamn nightmare"So no change there HA HA (raucous laughter)"
>>45475414Those glasses make me think more of a medic than a commanding officer t b hMaybe give him more aviator-style glasses?
>>45475405Pls respond ;_;
>>45475493the glasses + mask combo I meant*
>>45475405>multicolored flamer I wasn't a big fan of discoball lights or strobe Laguns, but I can get behind thisAs for the other points, for augmentation we have glowing tatoos and reflective eyes but that's about it. You can go nuts man. The planet isn't super big one the whole "criminal justice system" since it's pretty corrupt, but I'm sure they press many a middle-tier men
>>45475405>>45475526Maybe instead of multicolored individual stuff we can have>recruits primarily drawn from gangs>each gang controls a different mine for a different gas>when recruits join the ranks their gang give them "homemade" weapons (flamers, lasguns, etc) made using the gang-specific gas and insignas and such>as a result gang A's flamers, lasguns, etc will fire pink stuff, gang B will fire blue stuff, etc>those troops are incorporated in mixed squads (everyone has the same uniform (except the shoulder piece) but the weapons mostly differ in origin)>result is disco shootouts where 100 guardsmen fire pink, 100 fire blue, 100 fire green, etc but all mixed together
>>45475574Imagine a battle between these guys a noise marieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsGRsDe3iRw
Before continuing, we have go consider how much tech heresy we are doing hereI mean, there must be something about colored flamethrowers or war trophies used as weapons
Welp, since you guys are bent on going for the gang routehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-_vGUJ5k3UTheme song for Infernal Affairs, probably one of the most influential crime/thriller films in HK.I could try digging for more campy 80s sounding cantopop too, I guess.
>>45475493My bad, I was trying to color >>45452602 and mistakenly thought it an officer. It's a non-combat uniform.lol, I'll get back on coloring it a little later and submit it here when done. That sure worked out nice...
>>45475634How about we just say that the nobles have bribed Administratium officials in order to not get the Inquisiton on thier asses for some minor tech heresy?
>>45475634Unless they start hacking heretics skulls i don't think many but the most uptight would say something about their war trophies that wrong. Maybe more like a headache for the quartermasters.The differently colored flamethrowers and lasguns could be argued that the troopers, at least in regards to flamethrowers, add a bit of neon and other gasses to change colors. Commisar could highly discourage using pink for the flamethrowers when fighting against heretics to avoid friendly fire.
>>45475679That could do, but we should add to the fluff something about the mechanicum not being quite pleased
>>45475652https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nKU7YBB2pwOkay, this should be pretty camp>>45475634I'd reckon it'd be either >>45475679or that they'd figure out how to do it while remaining -technically- not heretical by walking between the legal laylines.
>>45475634There's a local Mechanicus cult (cough cough Daft Punk cough cough) that has taken on much of their beliefs, probably due to the unique gasses and minerals of their world influencing what technology they can use.
>>45475652Not so much gang, but a lot come from criminal background due to the squalor of the world
>>45475737https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56lFKH3TFQMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKFr5Ac4APoWe're not done being camp yet>>45475810That could work>>45475886Again fair nuff, especially when we're going for the 80s feel because gangs and triads were pretty prominent back then.
>>45475710Considering how crazy some regiments go (notice the ears and the skull on that middle soldier's shoulder pad), xenos trophies would be rather mild. The only concern I can think of is actually using tyranid blades in battle - I think that's technically heretical.The only stuff I really know about HK comes from Sleeping Dogs, but I think some of the music in that game might fit with the regiment, even if it's not like Mega Drive or anything.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR5_LokS-MQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4FYFsLhusshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV03suYEgSMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqc-nwhbexY
>>45475810Man that's cool, add it
Speaking of electronic stuff, arcades anyone?While arcades are basically dead in the West, they're still pretty alive over in the East.
>>45476047>80s and 90s arcade referencesYes.
>>45475961Blades in battle was just a suggestion, and it didn't feel like anyone was that enthused about it last thread. I think they mostly just do some minor/medium looting of the hives they clear
>>45475961fyi the 24herbs songs are Canto while the rest are Mandarin.
>>45476004>>45476004We need>Biker squadron>Ecclesiastical anti geenstealer cult >Tattoo tech cult>Flame boys >Poison boys for max extermination
>>45475574>>45473944Already mentioned side swords from their background, and I think that works a little better
>>45475961>Sleeping DogsEh, I'm in the impression that it shows HK in the eyes of Hollywood rather than HK as HK.Trust me, if you want to visit HK to see a bunch of gangs or everyone kung-fu-fighting, you're in for some disappointment
>>45476226It's about as realistic as GTA and their cities, but it's more than I'd know otherwise. The map at least seems fairly accurate.
>>45476288Hmm, judging from the screenshots I can recognize some of the places but some others are pretty much made-up.That, and the many billboards and neon signs are actually pretty generic if you understand what's on them.
>>45474060Y'know, one Cantonese slang is 批個頭落嚟畀你當凳坐 (chop my head off for you to use as a chair), meaning that the speaker is so confident in what they promise that they'd use their head as a wager.
>>45475574What gasses are you thinking, exactly? My understanding is that noble gasses (the exciting ones) burn only in extreme cases: they glow when an electrical current passes through them.Anyone more versed in chemistry than me who can give more insight?
>>45476638Another possible battlecry, means "Fuck his mom and keep pressing on"More of a Cantonese thing than HK, but whatever
>>45464029>Chinese neon Tyranid hunting urban specialistsRead about them on the 1d4chan wiki. Really fun. I was wondering when /tg/ would homebrew a Chinese IG Regiment.
>>45476138>Biker squadronCould use some Motocrosses on steroids>Ecclesiastical anti geenstealer cult Neon Shaolin Monks punching holes in lesser Nids and giving a challenge to Nid Warriors>Tattoo tech cultI can see Tech-Priests doing custom chromework on bionics and doing sweet electoos for the flesh.>Flame boys Seeing already a Platoon who makes exclusive use of flamers and vehicles with flamers of all kind.>Poison boys for max exterminationAnother Platoon that loves in turn stuff like Bane Wolves and weapons that have Hellfire in it.
here's another song that should fit these guys to a teehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv1uo52DFuU
I don't think so this is partly inspired by Kowloon so any fanatical use of flamers would toast like 5 hab blocks
>>45477234>implying HK Island isn't just as crowded as wellCauseway Bay's pretty jam-packed most of the time, I should know, I live there.>>45477182>Shaolin Monkskek
>>45477234A small sacrifice for the holy war against alien scum in the name of the emperor
>>45475961>using tyranid blades in battleIf they forge them into bitchin swords, then no problem with that at all.
>>45477264I will admit I know shit all about HK, all I got was the kowloon thing since I'm just reading through a wiki page on it.
>>45477307If you're talking about the Walled City, I'm afraid it's long since bulldozed over.If you try to visit there, all you can see is a park.That said, Kowloon itself is pretty crowded and urbanized regardless, just probably not to Walled-City-levels of organic growth.It's also generally more slummy than HK Island (one of the districts, Sham Shui Po, is pretty much one of the poorest parts of HK)
>>45477307I got this saved.
>>45477392alright I kind of want to see a cyberpunk video game set somewhere in there. something making you pretty much a jack of all trades security consultant/insurane agent with gameplay split between murder investigations of your protection clients and "law enforcement" in areas and suites under your companies protection.
>>45477234I agree, I'm not feeling the flamers. I think shotguns are a much tacticooler choice
>>45477392>uses metres>then suddenly switches to square feet#triggeredIt's impressive how they managed to build all that by themselves without any catastrophe though
>>45477451While it's not an RPG, Black Ops from CoD had a level set in the Walled City. It was pretty fun.Aside from that, while an RPG and not vidya, Shadowrun has some coverage of the place as well.
>>45477490always wanted to try shadow run but never could find a group in my area, and I really don't feel like playing it online.
>>45477462Yeah, but we're also dealing with a Genestealer infestation that won't fuck off in a Hive World built off the corpse of a continent sized ship. Five blocks is an acceptable loss when exterminating. Especially when it looks like this; >>45475574 >>45475526
>>45477527I play almost purely online, but I can understand it's not for everyone. I hope you find a group sometime, it's good fun.
>>45477640>>45477290>>45477182Although that does bring up an interesting question. What's the average gear of a rank and file Guardsman here?
>>45477640>five blocksHow tall are these five blocks?Don't forget that nowadays buildings reaching 40 stories high is considered nothing special around here.
>>45477867this is a hive that might be a single cubical habitation block
>>45477867Not very tall then, if we're talking Kai-Tak-era Kowloon standards. Buildings there took off heightwise only after we've abandoned Kai Tak and went for Chek Lap Kok.(even with the height limitations, Kai Tak is probably one of the toughest airports to take off/land in)
Hey guys. I wrote this last night but /tg/ quit working for me, couldn't post. Wasn't sober so it's probably full of typos, so here's an apology in advance. It's a short flavor piece with a Mary Sue guardsman, maybe not sufficiently grimdark.>The underhive signage vibrated and flickered. Its harsh purple glow cast Private Hsien’s shadow down the hall as he stepped through the hab unit’s open door and into the waiting darkness. Hsien could almost taste the shadows – there was something palpable in the air, vaguely electric, and it wasn’t the usual stench of the lower levels. Outside of the narrow column of sickly neon light seeping past his body, the room was abnormally dark. The guardsman silently raised his lasrifle to his shoulder, readying his finger on the trigger, and dropped to a crouch. He swore softly under his breath, cursing the eternal hum of the underhive core. He couldn’t hear a thing, and didn’t dare step back outside. He was being watched.>In one quick motion, Hsien dropped his left hand, activating his adrena-kit and snatching the grenade from his belt. The “Hua Yuan Special” chirped briefly as he pressed the cycle button and tossed it underhand. There was no detonation when it met the floor, but a split second later the ‘nade projected a myriad of bright lights in every direction, each thin line tracing a random pinpoint pattern as it danced across the walls. The grenade simultaneously flashed a single bright white light once and began to emit a steady stream of shimmering pink smoke. The darkness was illuminated for a brief moment, and Hsien could see the creatures – a half dozen hunched, twisted figures with inhuman shapes, waiting in the far corners of the room. Blinded, each hissed, but Hsien was already moving. He blasted one creature’s head straight from its shoulders, a bit of gore splattering across its partners’ faces, then ducked, rolling into the shadows just as the monstrous abominations sprang into action.
>>45478156>The creatures may have been raised in the dark, but they were no match for Hua Yuan’s finest in the thick fluorescent smoke. As the Special’s bright tracer lines spun around the room and pierced through the haze, Hsien used them to judge the distance of each creature. He blasted the nearest two in quick succession – one crashing to the ground as its knee evaporated, the other left clutching what was left of its face. The three survivors were almost on him now, but Hsien was ready. As the first creature reached out to grab him, he fired into its chest at point blank. The body fell away, still grasping towards him futilely, and Hsien bashed another with the butt of his gun and it, too, collapsed. The private felt a clawed hand tear across his shoulder, but the adrenaline mixture pumping through his veins dulled the pain. He spun on one heel, ducking a second swing, and downed the creature with two quick shots to the abdomen. The private didn’t allow himself a second to catch his breath. The xenos he’d bunted earlier was getting back up, and he couldn’t allow that. He screamed and unleashed a volley of orange las bolts, cutting it in half at the waist. As if the Emperor himself were directing the show, the Special ended its routine just as the cultist’s upper body slid to the floor. Hsien couldn’t help but grin – not a bad performance, all things considered.[FIN]
>>45477760Powered Combat Knife/Cerminonial Blade,2 Frag Grenades,4 neon flashbangs,Comm-bead (Built into Pattern 2 helmets),Gas filter,Rucksack,Portable Axe - For better manuverability around hivesBasic Toolkit,Mess Kit and Water Canteen,2 week’s Rations,Blanket and Sleeping bag,Helmet mounted neon flashlight,An array of chemical subtsances,Dog Tags,Imperial Infantryman’s Uplifting Primer,Flak Armor,Bolter Combi-Flamer/Hotshot Lascarbine/Shotgun,Laspistol/Plasma Pistol/Pistol,Hua Yuan Helmet Patterns 1 and 2 - Filters most harmful substances out of the air, protects eyes, extra head protection
>>45478156>>45478169Thank God we got some writefaggotry going! Good work, anon
Yo, I got out of class finally so I can draw shit now. Can I get some ideas on what the general's uniform would look like
>>45478485Combat uniform or dress uniform?
>>45478612Is there enough of a differnce for a GeneralBut which eve you feel like
>>45471499>>45471713>>45478443I did some faggotry last night late but forgot to make it green so you might have missed it.I went into the 'Nid combat stimms, officer recruitment and neon
Hory Fuck this is awesome.
>>45478668Well, since he is the general probably the best trophies, be nids heads or whatever he found worthy of him while fighting in a hive. And the gear, probably flashy.
>>45478443Thanks m8I'll probably write a longer piece later tonight but I'm trying to get caught up on what changed since last nightTL;DR - Neon flamers Y/N? Did we ever pick vehicles (someone posted a Sentinel, I'm guessing that's still on the table?)>>45478668IMO, base him off of Yaogao earlier in the thread, he had a pretty unique look that could be modified for a general.>>45464192
>>45478777Vehicles that have been mentioned so far dozers, sentinels, limos and bikes.About the flamers, no consent so far i think.
>>45478777ZaoGao?As in "Oh shit"?大鑊(Dai Wok) would be the Cantonese equivalentAlternatively 大檸樂,which is a censored version of 大撚鑊 (same meaning, but with swearing)
>>45478892Well, it was one of the words that appeared in the translation of the "Bad Motherfucker" of the scarf in Google translator. So probably not right
What about ranks? like sergeants are red poles and such
>>45478982commissar is insense master, XO is deputy mountain master,
>>45478965>trusting google translate>>45478965揸FIT人 refers to the guy taking charge (literally the guy holding the whip/cane)老虎蟹 can be used to refer to a bully, comparing them to a crab (because "walking sideways" is slang for not caring about rules)夠薑 can be used to describe someone who has guts/balls
>>45478982I like it, but if the General is the Dragon Head he better have the head of a Harridan or a Tyrant in his home trophy room
>>45479127You mean on his baneblade right?
>>45479127 this is a little different but what if on parade they used those chinese paper dragons but with real 'Nid heads
>>45479204That could be nice, maybe they have some kind of big lizards that breath neon in the pipe systems of the hive that look like chinese dragons
>>45479063They're not THAT chinese
>>45478982Oh ffs.Hold on I'll google up what terms triads actually use大佬 is the common term for a guy in charge (while 阿公 is -the- biggest man in the gang)叔父 is used for the bros of the 大佬蠱惑仔 refers to gansters in general (literally shifty kids)二五仔 means traitor/moles within the gangSo yeah, it's pretty family-based, term-wise
>>45477451Shadowrun: Hong Kong is literally set in Kowloon
>>45478892Yeah, we noticed that yesterday. I don't think it was intentional at all, but it's kind of funny. I actually like it.>>45478869Thanks>>45479241>>45479235The problem is that they aren't all gangers, either, although I could see them using gang terms by convention.
>>45477182>Motocrosses on steroidsBosozoku though
>>45477182Guys. GUYS. I have an idea. So a small group of super human fighters that knock the shit out of Nids wherever they pop up. I'm thinking two things. Either a group of psyker monks seeking oneness with the Emperor through meditation. Ass kicking is just a necessity.OR Astartes. Their chapter decimated, hounded my the Inquisition and stricken from imperial record for an unspeakable fuck up these handful of marines, barred from power armour and weaponry, seek to atone in the Emperor's eyes for the crimes of their former chapter.Shaolin theme either way
I'm feeling another write fag session coming on, anyone have ideas they want explored? maybe how they fare against non tyranid adversaries?
>>45479414Maybe following a small squad cleansing another hive on a different planet
>>45479414Sure, that could be interesting to see from the perspective of o random heretic or bystander that happens to be around where the exterminators are operating.
>>45479387Not really diggin the super human part nor the Astartes, really don't see why we would need any kind of Super humans for the shaolin at all.Just a bunch of monks that are tolerated by the ecclesiarchy.
>>45479387Nah. The Astartes part doesn't fit in.The Shaolin part would be a division of the Ecclesiarchy where they take in cool-headed dudes and train them into martial artists with a penchant for melee weapons with build-in flamers (Power Fists with Flamers!).They are used as both traditional Priests, as well as fighters that take out the big guns in CQC (like Tyranid Warriors).
>>45479414>>45479485>>45479464>>45479387>>45479296Here's an idea. Remember how rad Chaos Genestealer Cults where? Aren't they kinda...psuedo-Cannon still? Slanneshi Stealers dedicated to sex, drugs, and rock and roll seems appropriately 80's
>>45479387Why psykers? Just regular Ecclesiarchy clerics, who go on penitence crusades in the sewers to fight shit in hand-to-hand combat. Like 1% of them survive the first encounter but those that do become badasses.
>>45479550>>45479583I'm digging this. Why not combine these two posts and polish it out?
>>45479583sewer catachans lol
>>45479513>>45479550Just spitballing. I feel they should be just be the Ecclesiarchy. However the cramped nature of Urban Catachan kinda leaves out the "massed crowds of crazed psychopaths praising the Emprah" approach. So they are set up more like a strike team. Small, but able to get about the world easily and hit hard. Flamer fists seems like a necessity, considering the nature of the insider threat
>>45479583I conceded the point. See>>45479650I figure these lads and the Arbites would work exceedingly closely with the Exterminators, as would the PDF, the line between Arbites, Guard, and PDF becoming super blurry
>>45479387We should focus on the main regiment, guy
>>45479650As much as I still want a regiment of punkish operator swat-types exterminators loosly based off Hong Kong in the 80s, this is a pretty good idea
Funny thing is, Shaolin Temple is bloody far away from HK.If we really do have to include kung-fu fightan action, why not go for Jeet Kuen Do?Y'know, the set of martial arts invented by Bruce frickin Lee?Alternatively, Wing Chun, the martial arts practised by Yip Mun?
>>45479770I don't think there should be much kung fu at all. These guys specialize in Tyranids, cant really fist fight giant bugs with razor claws
>>45479804Don't tell that to Sargent Lee
>>45479712Fair enough. >>45479749That's just the Ecclesiarchal presence in the world. The Exterminators are still 80's cyberpunk /k/ fetish fuel. That being said if we're organizing them like corrupt cops/a triad they should probably have teams. Like a unit with the psychedelic flamers, a unit that is dedicated to sealing sections off and gassing the joint, a swat/siege team etc
>>45479804What about power fists?Is there a cheap IG equivalent?
>>45479513>>45479550The Ecclesiarchy has millions of cults and sub-cults. A good part of the job of conversion is working through native beliefs and fitting them into the existing canon. A semi-militant monastic order focused around meditation and kicking the shit out of evil is entry level compared to some of the cults brought into the faith, let alone fringe ones like the Red Redemption.If its anything like real history you would probably have High Ecclesiastics imported by nobles families who are the closest thing to "normal" Imperial clerics to do masses (and its probably a fashion thing, as much as anything - look at us, we got a guy from San Louer! Yeah, well, ours has been to Terra!). In the mid-hive you would have later generation priests who have been brought up and trained in native schools and seminaries. They know the local saints and legends, they know how to speak the local dialects best, and they practice a balance between local beliefs and standard dogma. At the hive bottom you would have a mixture of the hardcore evangelists from off-world and from seminary, as well as the old timey religions and the weird faiths that are too small and localised to be fully stamped down on - the snake handler type equivalents, the ghetto preacher, the religious community that's deliberately gone out into the wilderness or among the poor to escape the decadence of the High Church.There's potentially thousands of cults and millions of priests on the planet. To give you some idea, as of 2012, there's 414,313 Catholic Priests in our world of 7 billion. Just RC priests, not counting catholic religious orders of monks and nuns, or lay people involved with the church. If you draw equivalence between the Catholic Church and the Imperial Space Papacy, there's enough people on this hive world for suitably insane "standard" Ecclesiarchs as any number of punchy eastern monk religions.
Might as wellhttp://youtu.be/Rwz6Pjb-JqYTacticool weapons, HK comedy film style.By the way, the humble foldable stool has been seen as the ultimate brawl fight weapon, because of it's verstability and the fact that nobody would notice it until someone picks it up to whack someone else in the face with it.
>>45479843Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. We never really establish how many men are in th regiment, but I would reckon these teams would be 15-25 people, and there would be 4 or so in a platoon and so on
>>45479550>>45479583>>45479593>>45479612>>45479650>>45479696>>45479712>>45479749>>45479770Among the Hua Yuan 1st Exterminator Regiment members, there is a small group of strange individuals that at first glance don't fit into the regiment.The Hua Yuan branch of the Ecclesiarchy has a sub-division of warrior monks known for their fanatical approach to close combat. These so called Hua Dragon Monks are a type of enemy not even the most dangerous heretics would want to fight against up close.Armed with nothing more but simple robes, spartan training, an adamantine will that even psykers found incredibly difficult to break and an arsenal of melee weapons with build-in flamers, the Hua Dragon Monks can often make a difference when they enter the battlefield while bringing the Emperor's wrath.Commanders from other Imperial forces noted on how efficient these monks are in close combat. One holo-video even presented one veteran monk punching through a Tyranid Warrior with hardly any difficulty. The monks, just like their fellow guardsmen, include neon and tattoos into their clothing as an act of solidarity and camaraderie, but combine this with their simple clothing. The guardsmen themselves have utter respect for the monks courage (and somewhat fear of their fanaticism).>>45479872That's also good.
>>45479485>this foreign hive was in open rebellion, first company exterminator veterans infiltrated the under hive to root out the source. I have them working like a gang rubbing out an enemy boss, demonstrating how they appear ti their foesI have lived in the underhive for longer than most, and am one of the few survivors of restoration movement. We mutants and outcasts had gather arms and numbers for years under Boss Toad. Boss Toad's rituals made us green and near impossible to kill, when we declared open rebellion against the hive lords we were unstoppable, or so we thought. We had heard a company of hive warfare specialist had been brought from off world. We remained arrogant in our might as we tore through PDF and arbites with our number and toughness. Boss Toad made more green ones every day. The day after Boss Toad set up his headquarters in the captured water treatment plant we thought we had won. Boss Toad began to work a spell on the hive water supply that would ensure our victory he said. Then as we roared in victory the world exploded in a haze of brightness and furious colors. Then figures dripping the same ooze of colors repelled through the windows spewing light blue flames I saw Boss Toad flee in the cross fire to his captured chimera. These blazing blurs of pink and green didn't even pursue the Boss, and detonating more of their sound and fury disappeared as soon as they arrived. The haze clear just soon enough that I watched Boss Toad start the armoured vehicle and I could see it explode in flare of pink. Our might brought low by car bomb the rebellion falter without leadership and we lost our source of green ones.
>>45480004fucking typos again, i'm just gonna write in word from now on and copy paste
>>45479949I'm frankly not too keen on the name (slap dragon on it and then it's sufficiently Chinese? Really?)If you want something a bit more…wuxia-sounding then check out the wuxia novels, Jin Yong's works are the most popular of the genre.
New thread soon?
>>45479241Makes sense. Lots of organized gangs organize things on family lines and only allow certain races of people in, to help make it more internal and emphasize the importance of the group. The Mafia is an obvious example.
>>45480325hopefully, we're on page 9 already
>>45480168How about Jade Flame Monks of Hua?
>>45479804It'd probably be something that they'd learn as part of gang fighting growing up, since most people wouldn't use guns. Sort of like how the Vostroyans have their own martial arts, even if there's obviously not much use for them.>>45479867Can't sergeants still be equipped with them?>>45479872I remember in real history, there was a monk named Matteo Ricci who travelled to Bejing and founded a church there, and did some travelling around China. If I remember right, he tried to work local Buddhist and Chinese beliefs into Christianity, especially ideas of the Lord of Heaven, and approved of veneration of the dead.His approach wasn't approved of by the Vatican - they felt he appropriated too many Chinese believes - but in 40k, whose to say a not-Ricci would do a pretty good job?
>>45480474>but in 40k, whose to say a not-Ricci would do a pretty good job?I'm for this.
>>45480474No idea about Sergeant in the current edition, but at least liutenants can.Not-Ricci sounds like a great idea
>>45480469碧炎派 then?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_organisations_in_wuxia_fictionFor reference>>45480474Well if we're bringing in the pilgrimages and stuff, then I'd have to bring up thishttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiping_Heavenly_KingdomTo start off, the leader of the rebellion claimed to be the brother of Jesus.Go figure.
>>45480621I thought about bringing that up, but I figured it was a little radical, and it's harder to work their beliefs in since their leader wanted to make sure there was equal shares of good and bad land for everybody and everybody was strongly Puritan Christian.And we don't seem to be going with anything really communist, and the Communist party saw the Taiping revolution as a spiritual progenitor to their own. Sure, it doesn't really matter, but you can see where they got the idea.
>>45480691I should clarify - equal land for everybody doesn't make sense on a hive on a death world, and claiming to be related to the Emperor sounds heretical. It might make for a fun cult?
>>45480621>碧炎派 then?Close, but fitting still.
>>45480716Maybe that was the first time the regiment saw action, putting down the __ rebellion that started in the lower levels, where he claimed to be the second coming/rebirth/long lost son of the Emperor
>>45480716maybe claim relation to a primarch's foster family, less heretical but still very holy
>>45480828I think that would require knowledge of history lost after 10,000 years. Not like most primarchs aside from Gulliman had foster families.I think it'd be better to put it as heretical. Sorry. The Ricci idea kind of fits with the missionaries already in the fluff.
How many people are in this vault?Are we talking high million or billions?
>>45480910The official figures will be, and I quote, "Far too many"
>>45480474>>45480563Its easy enough to adapt him to 40k too.The Missionary Elect Matthias Ricco and his entourage arrived shortly after contact was re-established with the Imperium to assess the local belief systems for signs of heretical deviance and, wherever possible, to realign them with Imperial dogma. Despite criticism from certain puritanical factions within the sub-sector's Ecclesiarchical council that his reforms to Hua Yuan's animist, ancestor worshiping pre-Imperial faith went nowhere near far enough, time has proven Ricco's work a success. The great mining clans regularly support the work of clerical missions into deephive to ensure purity of belief. In the aftermath of the Tyranid invasion and the subsequent cleansing of large populated spaces with flame and melta, many new churches and cathedrals have been built in the newly cleared spaces. It is darkly suggested that the overzealous application of promethium in some parts of the hive that were less affected by the Tyranids had less to do with alien purging and more to clear space for noble building projectsRicco himself is often portrayed as a saint in Hua Yuan iconography, clad in the traditional robes and simple rebreather of native monks and carrying the lit flamer of knowledge.
>>45481136>>45481136>>45481136>>45481136New Thread! Everybody get in here!Start reposting stuff!
>>45480004>Our might brought low by car bombFukken Kek