continuation of this thread: >>45785537
>>45802201>The Castauellan Wandering Brotherhood of Saint Domingo the Ferocious, Shepherds of the Lost, Faithful of [REDACTED BY INQUISITORIAL ORDER(or insert plant name)], Torchbearers of the Emperor's Light,...... [Continues on for three pages]>Castauellan Divine Hounds for short.>Name is added on to after every major event and battle of the unit.>From dead world of Castauellan, a former jungle planet with desert poles and several castle style cities breaking from the thick jungle>Planet fell into civil war after ruling monarchy and faithful of Domingo clashed.>Chaos incursion adds a third faction to the fray of the two already weakened sides.>Chaos begins to take root.>Imperium finds out about chaos and orders exterminatus of Castauellan.>Faithful of Domingo "Divine hounds" are looked upon by the imperial church as useful and are evaced before exterminatus.>Must pay penance in the form of crusade for their homeworlds crimes and to clear their name.>Recruits and bolsters numbers by conquering and converting feral or feudal planets on the frontier to the imperial creed.Brief summary from earlier thread
>>45802263I'll compile an up to date one in a min.
>>45802201You need to find how to archive
>>45802285Thanks The Regimental Flag (still open for tweaking)
We are working with a basic spanish theme, for the hilarious long names and general sweet style. We need to flesh out some of the core practices and style for to give them character. They have a selection of leaders based on the succession of the dalai lama
>>45802299i actually don't know how to archive. i've never been involved enough to continue a thread. Wasn't someone archiving the original thread? i can try to learn real fast, but i'm hoping someone already has it.
>>45802389Yeah it is already archived on suptg, don't forget to vote
>The God-Emperor can return to his body if he wanted to, that is not his plan though, we must trust his plans. He is testing us in the fires of war. We were found wanting once and we will not be found wanting again.OK then, why Emperor don't send back one of his favoured sons, or other great heroes, that will lead his people. Only some priest from nowhere ?There is heretic among us.
>>45802361that thing where they put a bunch of relics in front of kids born at the same moment the old leader died, and if he picks out the right ones, he is the old guy's reincarnation, and goes away to be raised as their new leader
>>45802263Don't forget the master vox opetators!>>45799510
>>45802319>>45802361Yeah the Saint that they were named after was martyred during a testing ceremony where the Eccsilarchy presented him with a bunch of skulls (decorated reminiscent of Dia De Los Muertos sytle) and some of them were supposed to be his skulls from a previous life. If he could pick out the ones that were "his" they would look further into whether or not he was actually a saint (as of right now he is only recognized as such by this regiment and whomever they have run into and managed to convert) but he was betrayed and killed in the middle of the trial the outcome of which is lost to time.The Regiment uses a knockoff ritual in their recruitment methods, lining up those faithful enough to be considered for the priesthood (read: joining their guard regiment) and having them choose skulls. If they go in the right order they get the privilege of joining. Or as an anon in the other thread said >bust out a bunch of weird skulls and make all children born at a certain time TOUCH THEM. and if they touch them JUST RIGHT, they take the kid away forever. GRIMDARK.
So someone was saying an idea i liked, that they moved 3-dimensionally silently in the jungles of their homeworld, and continue the practice now. I could see them setting vertical ambushes, firing from about straight above, luring enemies up an ascent mined to hell. Say this happens in a hiveworld. Should they love or hate hives? its just like a jungle environment, except totally different.
>>45802420I think you're missing the point of reincarnation honestly, we're saying the the God-Emperor did and that they were immediately betrayed and martyred.Whether or not that is actually true is a question that is not answered and there are definitely some weirder cults out there
>>45802518he was running a religious loyalist resistance in the jungles of their homeworld, and some inquisitors and such came to see if he was really a saint. the traitor monarch put on a false friend face long enough for them to set up in the cathedral Domingo had been driven from (by the traitors, you see). He came back to rescue them, and got cornered giving them time to get themselves an holy relics they had with them away. The idea of him being tested by seeing if he was a reincarnation then is new to me, but maybe not bad. Who was he supposed to be the reincarnation of?
>>45802660No clue actually, the idea of the reincarnation really only came in when I drew the parallel to the choosing ritual but I like it, I see it as a reason for them to be on the crusade. Avenging their planet and trying desperately to find their Saint again. Course he only pops up in warzones so they had better be prepared for warzones.
>>45802660it occurs to me that if he was the reincarnation, perhaps the regiment is viewed as a successor force to some earlier group that died with a saint. Perhaps an unidentified living saint, who manifested among some conscripts on another world? why would they go looking for his resurrection? perhaps the templars took away the unidentified saints skull, and then a librarian had a vision to show it to the guy on the surface? except they have no librarians. hmmmm
>>45802731>>45802757 right they go looking for the reincarnation of domingo. I thought you meant that they came to test domingo with relics to see if he himself was the reincarnation of someone. I thought that they just had some relics with them when they came to his cathedral
>The Castauellan Wandering Brotherhood of Saint Domingo the Ferocious, Shepherds of the Lost, Faithful of [REDACTED BY INQUISITORIAL ORDER(or insert plant name)], Torchbearers of the Emperor's Light,...... [Continues on for three pages]>Castauellan Divine Hounds for short.>Name is added onto after every major event and battle of the unit.>From dead world of Castauellan, a former fudal jungle planet with desert poles and several castle style cities acting as bastions for the high class from the thick jungle where the commoners toil.>King of Castauellan rules by birthright with a iron fist, keeping the commoners in medieval serfdom while the nobles enjoy offworld luxuries and technology.>Father Domingo begins to perform holy acts in the emperors name, king begins to fear the Ecclesiarchy's growing power among his citizens.>Father Domingo demands that all citizens of the impirium deserve access to modern medicen and technology.>King restrained from killing him outright by fear of Ecclesiarchy's wrath.The king accepts and invites Domingo and Ecclesiarchy to capitol cathedral.>Ecclesiarchy steps in and asks to calm the situation by determining if Domingo is truely a saint.>King reveals the meeting is a trap and massacres the offworld delegation, burns whole cathedral with Domingo inside.>Planet falls into civil war after ruling monarchy and faithful 'Divine Hounds' of Domingo clash, Castauellan PDF is split in half between the two factions.>Sudden Chaos incursion of the Emperors Children adds a third faction to the fray of the two already weakened sides.>Monarchy realizes its losing the war and allies with CSM.>Imperium sends small detail of Black templars to investigate the dissapearance of the delegation, finds out about chaos and is trapped after sending distress signal.Cont.
>>45802757Oh good, that gives me something to use the last of the three pages, that started adding the battles that they believe they had won in the past
>>45802926>Divine Hounds aid the Black Templars in their fight and shelter them in their jungle camps until inquisition arrives and evacuates BT.>BT thankful to Divine Hounds demands they be evacuated as well, inquisition does so on their behest.>Faithful of Domingo "Divine Hounds" are looked upon by the imperial church as brave and holy and are evacuated before exterminatus.>For their failure to prevent their planet from falling the Divine Hounds must pay penance in the form of crusade for their homeworlds crimes and to clear its name.>Recruits and bolsters numbers by conquering and converting feral or feudal planets on the frontier to the imperial creed.>Begins never ending conquests of worlds, to save their people from falling to the same fate of their homeworld, conscripting and indoctrinating converts from those worlds into the Imperial Creed.End.
>>45802926>>45802979Thank you that looks much better
>>45802926Domingo just dying in a trick is a little lackluster. I like better the idea where he's out in the woods, the ecclesiarchy lands and is directed to the cathedral (perhaps occupied by traitor monarchist-obeying priests?), and domingo has to do an eleventh hour big damn heroes thing to get them out, and dies in the process. I see him running in, giving the investigators the truth, and while their party packs out, with sacred relics that the regiment now venerates, he does a delaying action and gets burned. The point is that he's doing something heroic when he gets martyred
>>45803035What of this, DALAI LAMA businesses?
>>45803068Hmmm, I'll write it out and see how it fits.
One of the characteristics we had rolled up is modified weaponry. Ended up deciding one las-shots, ramshackle versions of lasguns originally built for the rebels by the few tech adepts on the planet. The have very slow firing rates but are a bit more powerful and shoot with a blinding white light, seen as the fury of the God-Emperor. These weapons are decorated and carved with prayers and messages from the priests which carried them before, same as the combat blades and armor they are issued with. The higher up the ranks you go the more heavy and ornate the armor gets (reminiscent of Conquistador armor) and there are where the flamers for the regiment are distributed. The line infantry are classified as light infantry and are adept at infiltration and ambush tactics, skills honed in their guerrilla rebellion against the more technologically advanced monarchy of their homeworld.An idea I just had, one of the habits of the regiment is to also try to pull faithful Imperials from warzones they're deployed to, sort of a search and rescue operation where if they run into faithful citizens they try to pull them back to friendly lines, an all can be saved attitude.
>>45803100he could still die heroically in the trick-and-trap scenario. And it's not like the king wouldnt try to play the visitors-trapped-in-the-cathedral scenario as a trap for domingo too (especially not with chaos space marines looking over his shoulder making sure he doesn't miss a trick).it might be time to talk about the life of a "new" domingo. I can see abused children being sacrificed by uncaring families, or poor children. It might be easy to ascribe them hypersensitive social awareness coming from such a background, which they use to pass the test of choosing It's not as if it's a double-blind test. They would not be psykers, the regiment would check for that. As they grew up, their ability to pick up on tiny social cues would make them seem wise, exactly what believers would look for. How would they grow up though? what position would the grown one have? at what age? The dalai lama has a second, who is supposed to oversee the process. The chosen would have to undergo survival training in the wild. He would learn military strategy and martial arts with tutors in whatever analogue to jungle can be found locally.
>>45803288That's a good point. The trouble is that they no longer have a homeworld for the kids to pick up the skills on. However we have a regiment of Chaplains, and Chaplains need Chaplain's Assistants, so they grow up as if in a monestary, learning the hyms and histories and being trained by the priests during their battle exercises
Eternal Domingo would probably be the only pure reincarnationist the regiment would believe in. But they might come to believe that the spirits of the dead possess/guide them, a chain of people who held the same post as them being their guardian angel/patron saint. As the regiment was at least originally somewhat primitive, they might have early on developed the practice of venerating as holy space marines (sort of a cargo cult type vibe) and believing their spirits guide them as well. That could be akward if the marines are still around- they live a long time after all. How old is the regiment?
>>45803404This is a good scenario, but i feel it would also be GRIMDARK -and also pretty classic_ for them to have to do a six?-month survival stint in the wilderness, maybe with a skull decoration representing domingo (a la Wilson) as their only companion. It has a vox and pict setup, so the people can whisper to the child as he sleeps.
>Domingo Leads a core group of loyal followers and zealouts to fast in the jungle.>King restrained from assasinating him outright by fear of Ecclesiarchy's wrath.>The king invites Domingo and Ecclesiarchy to capitol cathedral.>Ecclesiarchy intends to calm the situation by determining if Domingo is truely a saint.Sends a delegation to planet.>Delegation arrives and tests Domingo in the jungle, the test prove [REDACTED BY INQUISITORIAL ORDER].Leaves the jungle camp to inform king of findings.>King agrees to meet delegation in the capitols cathedral, delegation arrives with Father Domingo.>King's meeting is revelaed to be a trap as Emperors Children reveal themselves, delegation is almost completly wiped out except for one man saved by Father Domingo's sacrifice. >Planet falls into civil war after ruling monarchy and faithful 'Divine Hounds' of Domingo clash, Castauellan PDF is split in half between the two factions.But Emperors CHildren lend their hand in the Monarchies favor.>Divine Hounds using Saint Domingo as a mayrter and the testomony of the lone surviving (and now half mad) delegate from terra, wage a holy insurgency from thier hidden jungle camps.>Imperium sends small detail of Black templars to investigate the dissapearance of the delegation, finds out about chaos involvment but is trapped after sending distress signal.>Divine Hounds aid the Black Templars in their fight and shelter them in their jungle camps until inquisition arrives and evacuates BT.>BT thankful to Divine Hounds demands they be evacuated as well, inquisition does so on their behest.>Faithful of Domingo "Divine Hounds" are looked upon by the imperial church as brave and holy and are evacuated before exterminatus.
>>45803414These guys are growing a distinct death cult vibeand I like itThat's a good direction to take the reincarnation deal, that way it doesn't become overwhelming to the flavor which is quickly becoming Spanish-Franciscan-Buddhist-Monk-Assassinswhich I also like
>>45803529I like the write up. The only tweak I would suggest is that the majority of the PDF sides with the Monarchy, referencing back the the Spanish Civil War where the professional military was on one side and the people themselves were on the other.
>>45803482It can be a part of their final training to join the regiment, the next time the battle group stops to make a protracted enough campaign on the planet all eligible acolytes are given their field exercise. The oversight of which is given to those in the rear detachment.
>>45803532thanks.like the annoying guy was saying in the previous thread, a straight transplant was kind of boring. The conquistador trappings fit well with the imperial stuff, but here is no reason we cant snag fluff from all over, especially because Dominican fluff and conquistador fluff kind of zero out to just the outfits.can anyone point me to the thread archive? i cant find it and am working out how to do it myself. stop me before i double archive. Though you have time.
>>45803613How is that a milita?
>>45803579So how should I introduce the Emps children?
>>45803719i've been worried about this myself. It was originally the ecclesiarchy of the planet taking up arms against a corrupt, then corrupted, king. Perhaps they still qualify as a militia to the munitorum, and can still get only cheap flashlights which they have to beg the mechanicum to convert the way they like them?
>>45803719A militia in a citizen defense force, even worse trained than the PDF which I see as the professional fighting force dedicated to and funded by the planet, the Imperial Guard meanwhile are funded and trained by the Imperium themselves.There was one short story I read I think in the Ultramarines Omnibus where it was a small village that got attacked by the Tyranids. They all had guns and were barely trained to man the defensive walls they had set up (they died very very quickly)
>>45803695how do i find this thread from suptg's main page, so as to vote for it?
>>45803734A small cell of them perhaps? just a couple at most and they were focused on converting the planet to Chaos worship.
>>45803844Should still be on the front page of the archive, if you're looking at suptg's homepage on the left side there is a link to the archive itself and then you can scroll down, it's listed under The Wandering Brotherhood
>>45803960there we go- i was literally looking for "guard regiment creation" the title of the first post. I have voted, for a score of 1 (one).soooo, anyway- i like the idea of them getting close to the people of the areas they are visiting. they convert and try to evac them. But, in the meantime, they try to use groups of them as cover. (I'm hearkening to thuggee cults here- they would form entire fake pilgrimages, and join or accept other travelers, and then murder them). In the same way, i can see these people converting/recruiting by having entire families (for maximum apparent innocence) help them wander around and scout and kill. Farming collaborators really. And all the while, talking about how since they remained loyal they survived when there home planet got destroyed- you do want to prove to prove your loyalty, dont you?
>>45803820Well this was rolled as being a Milita specializing tin CQC
>>45804208Yeah honestly I like >>45803791 explanation, simply still counted as a militia in Munitorium Records (partially because of how fucking long it takes for any of their forms to be filled out)
>>45804151Not a bad idea, anyone who does die on their "pilgrimages" out of the combat zone weren't loyal enough to the Emperor anyways
>>45804260Well simply is the wrong word for it, due to the trial by fire they have had to go through they're good, really good at what they do but they started as a militia, that was the first designation they were filed under and honestly the Administratum doesn't want to change it. To them they're just a crazier cult that happened to latch onto the side of a crusade like a scavenger and this way the Munitorium does not have to pay nearly as much for upkeep on them
>>45804288>>45804260They are getting a little TOO dark, with the death vibe, and i feel guilty because that's my work. To lighten them up, we can address the reason they are still a militia and kill two birds with one stone:to graduate from a militia, they would have to develop their resources. The munitiorum isn't going to just upgrade their status, this is a merit-based system! They cant graduate to pdf because their planet is gone. They can claim reward based on the work they do on a planet, but that money is going to a purpose other than upgrading their loadout and recruitment: evacuating civilians, in sympathy for their own origins. War is hell, and people have to go through that hell to prove themselves, but they will help you.In the meantime, they make do, as they have always done and as fits their character, with what they and the templars can spare for themselves. And the templars find this convenient- the regiment is fanatical enough to be trusted, but has some good pr and psykers who are handy. even if nobody hears their pr before the shit hits the fan and the templars show up with the divine hounds in tow
>>45804492Fuckin love it, make it cannon.Also your last line there popped a scene in my head. During an attack on a planet one of the commanders is getting pissed at the Hounds because they feel like they're using too many resources to help the citizens on the planet, during one of the war meetings they get up in the face of the representative for the Black Templars and hiss at them "They're your dogs, tighten their leash."
>>45804492When did the psykers come in?
>>45804588the regiment just has some psykers, and the templars dont, so its handy for them. the hound's templars are sworn to silence, and dressed in masks and things- i keep picturing those plague masks that look like a birds head. another poster thought of them as being like magisters immaterial, and i concur as far as their apparel goes, same mystique/motif/youknow.
>>45804588Last thread we started to touch on them, they wear masks and have taken vows of silence communicating telepathically.How the regiment treats them is still up in the air, my two cents is that they're venerated. Having been to Terra and been soul-bonded to the Emperor they have been closer to the divine than any of them. Perhaps a superstition that if the speak prophecies would roll from their lips and all would be struck blind.(Weirdest orientation ever, alright you're being attached to the Divine Hounds good news is they're going to love you. Bad news is you can never talk again or they'll probably kill you for being a fraud. Good Luck.)
>>45804667>>45804672I wanted them to be penitent for having dirty warp powers, but i like the other's idea, and i can see it going either way- contact with the emperor means a lot. Perhaps there isn't consensus within the Hounds- as long as they act to the same standard, they might just argue about why that standard is necessary.
>>45804672where do they get their psykers? for that matter, where do they get people who are going to assume the demeanor of priests at all, in light of the fact that the ecclesiarchy only has the sororitas as armed forces.They're all chaplains... perhaps its simply that they are under the command of the imperial guard. I can see people viewing the hounds as an end-run around the decree passive. can the hounds train people as priests? including psykers?for that matter, who is their commissar? he must be driven batshit insane, trying to vie with a naive abused child for command of the spirits of the regiment.
>>45804885Reincarnation of Dominigo>"five more minutes? Please?"Commisar>"no your reverence, it is currently 0430, you must rise and address the regiment.">"but I don't wanna! Waaaaaa!">urge to *BLAM* rising......" hound Dominigo, I must insist>"WHAAAAAAAA!">*blood vessel pops* *thud*>"WHAAA-....... Commisar?"
>>45804885I think the best way to see it is they're a cult that is a homogeneous group in the Guard. I'm not sure exactly how the Eccsilarcey (or however you spell that) ordain their priests but they might just not be officially ordained
Let's polish this a little. It's been about a century and a half. The sixth Domingo is a couple years from taking command. The current commissar, let's name him Bulette, has been the commissar for some 40 years. He watched the last incarnation go from a 5-year newbie to a brimstone-chewing preacher, before he charged a heretic gun emplacement to buy some people some time. 4 out of 5 Domingos have leaped on a metaphorical grenade this way. Two of them, it was literal. Bulette has spent the last 12 years being virtual regent, which was pretty nice for someone assigned an obvious dead-end position. Still, he knows better than to try and subvert the selection process. He could try to see the girl (yes, girl, let's have some fun) dead on her trial, but that would be outright treachery and he's better than that, though he isnt the greatest. Instead, he thinks he might like to teach the kid to do things his way (mind out of the gutter!), and also teach her not to be a hero. The senior guards wish to worship their hero, and are worried about this.
>>45805613This is pretty cool. I like the idea of a Grandpa Commisar sort of figure, steering the current Domingo in the right way.
the original Domingo was tested for saintliness with several divine artifacts. The skull of an unidentified risen saint, burned in complex patterns mysteriously, after he rose and fell in battle against heretics on an agri-world. Though unglamorous, the victory this won ket several billion people from starving to death, and the fact of a risen saint speaks for itself.A power gauntlet that was all that was left of the champion guardsman who confronted the chaos-empowered heretic leader.the battle standard of the legion, 500 years old and as well-preserved as ever, found upright an alone in the ground in an ares bombed to hell halfway through the conflict. there was a lot of weird stuff in that campaign. A large ruby said to have healing powers. the sternum of an ancient bishop. A preserved footprint, ostensibly left by the emperor, from terra.All these things together were formed an ersatx gestalt in an ecclesiarchal shrine aboard a templar ship. During the passage by Castauella, when the relics were displayed during service, the piests noticed an odd echo. When one of them said aloud the words "Domingo" or"Castauella", the items would vibrate in resonance. This demanded further investigation.
>>45805718with philosophical conflict between him and the senior fanatics over the definition of "right"Upon landing on the planet events went as we have determined. The artifacts were taken to the jungle, and Domingo summoned forth by the authority of the Ecclesiarchy and his faith. The nature of the test was [REDACTED], and Domingo [WHOOPS ALL RECORDS LOST]. THe priests, offworld and native returned to the cathedral's capital. Domingo is reported to have reservations about this, but his practiced eloquence on why holy behavior is good failed to serve the cause of diplomatically accusing the king of being a treacherous cur. The king, for the amusement of the chaos marines he now served in essential respects, suggested the icebreaker of a religious service, and display of the venerable relics.
After a reportedly lovely sermon by Sainted Domingo himself, the offworld Bishop Faros stood to lead the congregation in the standard antiphon denouncing evil and unspecified powers. At the part where he demanded of the congregation "Do you denounce falsehood and new canon as being heretical before Imperial Truth?", the doors of the cathedral burst open and an ancient wicked and amplified voice rang out "I denounce your rotten emperor and the corpse-stench that flows from your mouth!" The Emperor's children had taken their cue, and from the royal balcony, the corrupt king began to laugh hysterically- and change.AS heretical pdf flowed into the front of the church, Domingo's armed supporters, at readiness in the sacristy flowed in from the other side. Having already adopted the use of their now standard hotshot rounds, with the advantage of high ground and cover from the sanctuary, and with the regrettable but advantageous explosion of stampeding parishoners, the priests had an initial advantage, stymieing the corrupt at the door. Though the inexorable advance of the chaos space marines was only slowed by the parishoners because they thought it was hilarious. The corrupt King Lexaradh stopped laughing first, when a shot Domingo took with a gun handed to him erased his smug face. It's considered likely that he became some kind of daemon, but likely not more than an imp. To this day, in recognition of his choice and fall, the Hounds refer to stupidity as "choosing to serve in hell". The priests managed to channel the parishioners out the back door, though it wasn't as if there were not people waiting for them out that direction. Domingo directed the offworlders to gather the relics and move into the sacristy, then advanced towards the marines.
Domingo noted two things- the marines were not trying very hard, and the shot that had killed the king had lit the sound-dampening hangings festooning the ceiling on fire. With a couple strategic shots, the priest had the array coming apart in a few strategic locations. He pulled out his machete, with the collapsing hook, a common tool for travel in the arboreal terrain settled by humans on Castauella. Of course, only the actual emperor would be able to penetrate his enemies' armor with it, but that wasnt what he anted it for. Engaging the laughing marines in melee, Domingo used the hook to pull dangling burning hangings onto the marines, wrapping their armor and fouling their arms (because he knew he wasn't stopping a chainsword with a measly tapestry).We dont know what happened too well beyond that, because this is when the traitor pdf blew the stained glass windows. The priests, already in retreat, lost sight of the hall in the glass shards and roar of fire that resulted from the fresh flow of oxygen to the wooden floors and pews strewn with burning tapestries. Turns out that primitive churches are firetraps. who knew?
Here we note that the settlements on Castauella were strictly arboreal. Furthermore, the population had expanded in the wake of off-world agri-world food shipments, and the buildings (still built in the traditional style) had expanded with them. The structural supports that would have made the expansion of a settlement precariously perched above a roughly half-mile drop into a green hell were well within imperial technological limits, but would have taken money. Money the king had, and money the king had had from the Imperium, but money the king had "better" uses for. As the cathedral, the second biggest building in the capitol settlement burned, it lost structural integrity. As the cathedral was one of the oldest buildings in the city, its lost structural integrity meant the same for other building built around and against it, in the traditional style. As the Cathedral lost all of its structural integrity, the branches of the trees built into it burning away with the building itself, it toppled, front end first, into the abyss below.The PDF pouring into the front fell and died (and burned too probably). Same with the corrupt forces coming in the side. Some say the space marines survived, bad cess to them- still, that seems impossible, the fall and forest beasts and all. although....Anyway, something different happened at the back of the building.
Here, the civilians and priests, pinned down by fire from PDF, and doing rather the worse for wear as their hotshotted lasguns ran out of power found the rim of platform they were on breaking loose and sinking with the back end of the cathedral. As the cathedral broke up, the rear chapel slid against the trunk of one of the great trees. The rim of the general city structure surrounding the broken-away rim tilted, into the deeps, and many PDF fell in. Between the general chaos, smoke from the smouldering rear chapel of the cathedral, and the tilted mess of the city structure, the survivors found themselves safe. Recharging their laspistols in the fire, gathering the people up, and setting out, the wilderness-savvy priests led the people into the wild.Today, the Divine Hounds consider the survival of fully three-fourths of the common civilian parishioners (seated in the open hall instead of the balconies), about nine in ten of the loyalist priests, and the recovery of all of the relics and the addition of the back chapel's aquila- as well as the death in fire of an untold number of traitors- to be the first of Saint Domingo's miracles.
Beginning with an insane mission to try to recover Father Domingo's remains, wherein his apparent skull was recovered, but at the cost of all but one of the three surviving delegates (from an original total of seven) from off world who had been at his testing....Each skull of Domingo has been recovered. Each mark on each (and there are generally quite a few, a martyr complex is a hell of a drug), is worked into a design. Usually in black ashes, although the fourth is in silver, the mourners take turns marking the skull, passing it along in order of rank, and then returning it to the start of the line, until the whole is adorned. This regalia is set before prospective Domingos, who must separate it out from an array of other decorated skulls (acquired in various ways), and then place the skulls in order. The children who pass this test are at least quite perceptive, especially since they are discouraged from throwing the test by a dose of hallucinogen, administered for the stated (and not false) reason of opening their mind. Most children are quietly insane for a day or so after this experience, although the Eternal Domingo the Second found the experience humdrum.Its worth noting that my count of 5 domingos refers to 5 successor Domingos.
>>45807918Damn man nice job, that could work, so in this vane the Domingo is the leader of the regiment though, until they reach the age and experience necessary to lead, the Comissar is probably the one issuing orders and explaining why they are doing so. Would make sense, in a regiment of priests their BLAMMING quota must go down considerably
>>45808176yeah, the commissar serving as the de facto interregnum guy was what i was thinking. i'm too lazy right now to check what the name of the dalai lama's right hand lama is, but he has a guy too.in other news, i have archived this thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45802201/i was going to ask if the archive would update, but i remembered that google is my friend, so yes it will
I feel this would be a lot less retarded if you guys accepted that you just want to create a joke regiment and rolled with it
>>45809664only the name length is a joke. everything else is grimdark murder priests. maybe there's a split in what us guys want, but i see the weirdness as an enabler for awesomeness
What we have for now, and what must be made next ?
>>45811727The actions and deeds the regiment has taken after their homworlds fall.What battles have they fought, is the domingo known outside the unit.
The regiment needs lot of medics to be a thing they do. Tactically, having medics right there with you in the jungle or similar environment is the only way you are getting decent medical care. Since the jungle background grants resistance to disease, the old standard of combat medics only really being good with trauma ought to be redoubled. Aesthetically, priests who grant healing in regions torn by war fits nicely. And practically, gaining converts through medical service should be super effective. I might say though, that while they dont know too much about usual diseases, they are good with parasites- living on a jungle world should grant that specialty.
After Domingo fell, the priests of Castauella run off into the wilderness and form the backbone of a resistance, with the original core of his followers forming the backbone of the priests. I say he people also rise up with them, i like the idea of the hounds being friends to the people from the very start. The ecclesiarchal investigation had been launched from a passing armada (other size group?) of Templar ships, and it was those Templars that came to investigate the war. With the king dead, the emperors children dead or downed, and a super notable hole in the middle of town where the cathedral used to be, it's not like anyone was in control of the situation. The priests who went with Domingo on prayer retreat/ insurrection plotting would have been self-selected for skill at wilderness movement. And the people who would be on their side and go looking for survivors would be the poor, with selection of similar skills. So the true story would have spread through the population swiftly, and been radioed to the Templars as well. So for all the love of Tzeentchian deception there wouldn' be a lot of it there. I want to pick a suitably iconic time period for the fall of the Cathedral and the arrival of the Black Templars; how long did the priests spend in the wilderness? 40 days? a year, or a year and a day? a year and 40 days? what do you think
>>45814998I'd say 40 days is enough for a good spiritual retreat/fasting that Domingo took with his core followers.Lent is a season of forty days so it lends itself in with Catholicism.And do you think all the Emps. children should die right there at the cathedral, I feel they would take control of the Monarchy after the kings death and begin planning out rituals and sacrifices to the dark powers to corrupt the whole planet.That would lend more credit to the inquisitions need to destroy the planet before the Emperors children and cultists can open a warp gate or summon daemons.
>>45814835Medics, yeah they need them and they would fit the whole monk thing well.They would likely be great herbalists, a trait picked up from their experiences in the jungle and their lack of training/credits from the minitorum.
When Castauella's end came, it came quickly. Only those people who had joined the militia were able to get away. This included the vast majority of the priests. Many people chose to stay behind in some mad belief they could rescue their families. Most of the now family-less survivors took holy orders, and the regiment became a true order of priests.
>>45816268I didn't mean Domingo's first retreat, although that's totally the vibe i'm going for, the lenten thing. I was wondering how long to say they had been in the wild after the cathedral fell, before the Black Templars came and established contact. Maybe 40 days for the first, and then to keep from reusing time periods, a year and a day for the second.>>45816304i really like them being herbalists, we totally need to go with that. especially if hallucinogens feature in the new domingo's ritual of passage
>>45816268I meant to suggest that the emperor's children survived the fall. Chaos space marines should be at least that awesome, especially as tzeentch like fire anyway. I can even see them happy at the exterminatus, "you burn us, we'll make you burn your whole world!"
>>45816428Alright, I'd say a year and one day then, it would give the emp.'s children the time to take control and spread their roots deep into civilized Castauellan society, to the point that by the time the BT arrived there is no hope of rooting them out.Yay herbalists monks.
>>45816455Do you mean Slaanesh?
>>45816667my god. i was dead sure the children were devoted to tzeentch. derp.I knew this. thats why the king of the planet went over to them! he liked his sensual feels!!FUCKING HERP
>>45816814Whatever the case, Emps children survive and take control, spawming cults across the planet in the Monarchy controled cities.All the while the Divine Hounds hide in the jungle fighting a losing war to keep chaos from spreading, taking in refugees who escape the mass rituals and orgies in the cities.
I have a whole set of these, with pics of uniforms n hats n stuff if you want.
>>45816952>PodporuchiksWhy we need dis?
>>45816814well never mind that digression. Point is the marines survived and crawled out of the depths, all wicked and stuff.SO the templars blast the planet, the people come away, and The Castauellan Wandering Brotherhood of Saint Domingo the Ferocious, etc., etc. is born.they have very many priests, some of whom get plugged into the ecclesiarchy chaplain power structure. The rest form a private priesthood, probably viewed as a lay brotherhood technically in the eyes of the rest of the imperium. They have their hotshot lasers, they have the relics, including the new one of Domingo's skull. At this point, they become convinced that they should seek out a new saint, not with a goal in mind but sure that something good will happen if they do. They follow along with the templars to the next world. I kind of feel like they wouldn't have many psykers at this point. A world being overrun with chaos is hard on them. This next world needs to be where their approach solidifies into what we have written up. Any thought on what king of world it should be? I have this image of a hiveworld overrun by flora, after some accident
>>45817060Cuz look at them hats.
>>45816924with popular support, to evoke the Spanish Civil war. Maybe the PDF turned to a form of animism centered on cannibalism and the delicious taste, while announcing they would only eat traitors. Basically human sacrifice
>>45817093Hats you say?Blayt! (We're basing the Divine Hounds off Spanish inspiration, not only that but they are a militia of Franciscan monks)We did agree that their higher echelons would have some fancy Armour from the deserters of the PDF who joined them.
>>45817080I agree, psykers shouldn't be notable in this militia considering the ones who didn't turn traitor or die probably got taken by the black ships after the evacuation from the planet.The first world they arrived at after the fall of their home world should be somewhere where their skills were useful enough to warrant their being recognized as an actual gaurd unit of sorts by terra.so what you suggested would work on bolstering their numbers as they conscripted several underhivers and orphans into their ranks and indoctrinated them to the Brotherhood of Saint Domingo .
The survivors of Castuaella after being rescued have formed a fighting unit, and are pretty twitchy. They have a bond, and after a year defending their relics and the memory of Domingo. They find themselves with only that memory and the memory of the world and culture they were fighting to save left to them. At the same time, they are being denounced as failures by the members of the ecclesiarchy. Their hot castillan pride is stung. By this point, their militia is aready recognized as some kind of fighting frce. The Imperium has to keep track of its forces at least well enough to know whats where, there has to be protocol for this. But now they follow the procedures to get formally recognized as a IG regiment in waiting, still technically a militia but given enough recognition to get troop transport interstellarly. All this is given in the expectation that they will soon prove their mettle in combat and receive a status upgrade, or all die. They take this deal rather than disband and return the relics they have been holding onto, including Domingo's skull. they can't return the other relics, because they would have to give up domingo's skull as well, when the ecclesiarchy would use their forfeit of the relics as evidence they were unfit to hold (the "supposed") saint's skull.
They appeal to the templars for employment and handouts, and the templars have a use for them. So lets say they get sent to a hive world thats largely jungle (the hives dont cover everything) being invaded by another crusade group of the templars. Heretics here have used some kind of mutant foliant to cause the jungles to grow up around the hives, so as to deny the space marines easy landing and movement. Not every hive is afflicted, say a range of them across one continent, and no hive is purely heretic. Some important resource is produced here (any ideas?), so this small scale heresy is worthy of the templar's notice. At the same time, this is thorny enough that the marines are considering just fire-from-heavening the problem cities.So this situation is just crying for jungle-capable fodder who would like to see the people survive actually. I suggest nurgle cultists have made communicable cancer- thats the super-foliant spreading the plants out of control. at the same time its a threat to people, and they are doing the classic "convert to chaos to be made resistant to this threat we created in chaos' name" bit. And it's getting bad enough that they are getting takers. Problematically, its not the people who are visibly sick you need to watch out for, they are actually as likely to be loyal as not, thats why they are sick. Its the inexplicably healthy people who need to be identified. So the hound receive light deployment into the very treetops, a maneuver few other forces could match, and then make their way to the ground, a new and disturbing environment for them. Castuellan settlements were entirely arboreal because the surface was full-on super jungle hell, remember.
After the fall of their homeworld, they spend some time at ship without name, for observation and decontamination. The Inquisition want to be 100% to be sure that there is no heretics among them. So they got "one way ticket" on some deathworld with jungle (originally they are jungle fighting monks) to fight with rebels/cultists/xenos whatever. But they manage to survive and prove their loyalty. As reward they could recruit new soldiers from volunteers and orphans.
>>45819757Recruit is a relative term, since we rolled conscription.They likely take the orphans (weather the orphans want to go or not) and indoctrinate them into their monastic brotherhood.IDK if that would work though.
>>45819748Maybe science the hive was ancient there was Archeotech or some other ancient tech buried in the mud and fauna of the planet.Preventing easy access to the underhive in due to overgrown plants and wild beasts roaming there.But despite the challenges the hive continually has explorers braving the underhive to recover the tech.The Divine hounds arrive and fight the nurgle cultists with fanatical fervor and beat them in the jungle and push them all the way back down to their base of operations in the underhive.where they find the cultists were unearthing a large cache of ancient medical tech from the remains of a collapsed hospital dating back to before the Horus heresy.Finding the cultist were using the tech to develop new diseases.Call it the battle of El-Antiguo DoradoThey fight and destroy the cult entirely, and once they are recognized for their bravery they are given permission to recruit through conscription on the worlds that they fight.
>>45821418its important that this be the occasion where they develop their approach as infiltrators and saviors of the worthy. They need to get in by being innocuous, and only revealing themselves as offworld fighters to local downtrodden. I see them entering the cities in the guise of pilgrims from other cities, and then realizing that this is a good way not just to get in but to make contact with loyalists. They can say anything in just about any setting about being on pilgrimage, there's always shrines to the emperor around, and part of pilgrimage is the effort you put into th work, so questions of "why didnt you fly here?" can be easily answered with "it wasnt hard enough" in more outright war zones they can act as healers on a mission of mercy. Either way, and this is what they realize on this approach, all of them actually really being priests gives them great alibis, and their low-class weapons are exactly what you would expect of such pilgrimson another note, i think it should have been more than one corrupted city, so as to justify the presence of a space marine chapter. Anything less is just going to be a planetary issue, you know? that also means that it takes time and investigative work to find the one city (i like your idea of an ancient hospital, btw), requiring native cooperation and further justifying in story their new approachlastly, i see them as being given authority to conscript, but mostly making up the levy of people who have helped them locally, and the remainder being guilted into it.
so they go in, lets call the planet el-antiguo, and the hive with the archaeotech is el-antiguo dorado. they roll up and begin talking to people, offer help to various people, and perform an ad hoc witess protection program, evacuating people's families to other hives, preferably uncorrupted but really anywhere they wont be recognized, in return for assistance.
people work with the nice priests, and the order makes headway. They find themselves (through the templars) in contact with inquisitors who work with them. The inquisitors' retinues contain psykers, and this is where the hounds pick up a practice of employing psykers. That continues today.I am assuming the version of fluff where the black templars have no psykers themselves, but won't only work alongside the grey knights.with the hounds flushing targets out of the open (did we ever decide when they started calling themselves hounds?-this might be a good point) the black templars are able to prosecute a war without the normal amount of heavy vehicles. The hounds benefit greatly, earning respect, establishing best practices, including for employing psykers, they get some good medical knowledge, quite important to them, they garner a bunch of recruits from the footloose among the people they have helped, etc. In the latter part of the campaign, they operate openly, and proselytize the legend of Saint Domingo. They paint weird patterns on the recovered skulls of those of their brethren worthy of the honor, and designs on the skull motifs on their gear. they also pass out small prayer pieces in the shape of painted skulls, and this is when an orphan objects to the pattern meant to represent domingo's, saying it doesn't look right. At this point the child is three and a half, and the priest running this orphanage on the run had already noted the boy's birthday was on Domingo's feastday, and he'd been born the actual day Domingo died, and orphaned when his family's house collapsed in fighting. The coincidence was enough to make something of, so the priest took the boy to the higher echelon. The general consensus among the regiment was that this might be a miracle, but what kind was uncertain, though all of them hoped it would be a signpost on the way to finding a saint to fill the saint-shaped hole in their worship of the emperor.
>>45825051I still feel that since the Black Templar don't use psykers and the fact that the imperial creed specifically states:"It is the duty of the faithful to purge the Heretic, beware the psyker and mutant, and abhor the alien.".that the Divine Hounds would avoid having psykers in their ranks.The inquisitions use of them is also varied so if it was a puritan inquisitor who arrived to perform the exterminatus on their homeworld he probably would have been strict on psykers.(Likely due to the BT's constant association with them)And we decided that they are punished severly for just calling themselves the Hounds openly, they say it amongst eachother in hushed tones and others call them that behind their backs.But to enforce the pride they have in their heritage they are to refer to themselves as"The Castauellan Wandering Brotherhood of Saint Domingo the Ferocious, etc."when speaking aloud or on official documents.The medical knowlage is based of their herbal developments in their time fighting in the jungle but it likely would have been greatly aided by learning from the battle of 'el-antiguo dorado'
>>45824481>ad hoc witess protection program, evacuating people's families to other hives, preferably uncorrupted but really anywhere they wont be recognized, in return for assistancewhat did you mean by this, that they would kindly evacuate families from the corrupted hive in return for the men having to join the hounds?
>>45825647somewhat, that one possible formulation- i mean, that happened some, but also, individuals could be sent to spy, they could join pilgrimages and act as living camouflage for the priests, basically any deal they could cut in return for anything they could offer in the way of safe wilderness travel and alibis. Not to say that they wouldn't help people just for it being right, but they would always lay the guilt-trip on in an attempt to get recruits and resources. Nd the original idea was specifically that they help loyalists who help them.>>45825611maybe the awkwardness of psykers plus templars is why the psykers go the extra mile and take vows of silence- i saw them as being self-hating, in accord with the viewpoint the templars espouse, but another anon said that their communion with the emperor via the sanctioning process might be seen as exalting them. Any opinions?
>>45825960I still don't like the idea of psykers.
>>45825960How many would there be if they were allowed?One or two might be alright ya think?
I see them less as wilderness sneakers than as infiltrators. We didnt roll stealth, but close combat. So we should say they move around in cover of pilgrimage, land outside a hot zone and pretend to be holy foot traffic, make friends with the locals, stir them to their aid, lure cultists who want to have fun with the priests into the wild, and flip the script on their sudden, inevitable betrayal. As close combat specialists, such an engagement would actually favor them, especially as they wouldn't have to hide the fact that they have weapons, just how good they are with them. I picture their homeworld's architecture as being based on cables strung between trees, and them still hearkening to that tradition with wilderness arboreal bases from which they launch scouting expeditions. They might not move very stealthily, but their base would be super-disguised. I see the first phase of their entry into a zone as a cross between robin hood and the thugees. I see them using prayer beads/rosaries as strangling cords, while pilgrims hold them, then burying the corpse in a shallow grave (after puncturing the abdomen so bloat doesnt cause the ground to rise and betray the graves position), a la the thugees.
>>45825960>>45825960I like the guilt trip thing, it would make it easier for them to come in decreeing that all able bodied men should join their crusade aginst the unrighteous.And having them do that on the side while the regiment actually goes out and fights, saving people from warzones and helping them to draw in more recruits from there.>Profit?
Once things move into more open confrontation, and the battle lines have been drawn between faithful and heresy, that's when they don the conquistador style armor (put on the golden pauldrons), and form up. They might set ambushes that open with a volley from their rifles (modded to be powerful but only have a few shots). Once the shooting starts, they dont have the skill to stay hidden, excepting a few scouts, theyll have some. As the enemy advances on their position, thats when the holy hand grenades and assorted explosives go off- and if they're literally blessed for extra holy damage, good. As the enemy closes through the minefield, they break out their close combat blades- a forward curved blade and a backward curved blade- not actually hinged, but fitting together, and sliding together to cut plants and people like shears. If we roll close-combat specialists with special weapons, i feel their close combat weapons should be special.
>>45826379>Mass pilgrimage, while in actuality a massive militia moving into the area.I would believe it, but in that sense they would likely garner a following of camp followers of women and children doing cooking and such along with pilgrims that actually think their going on a pilgrimage.
>>45826420Could you add a pic to show what your talking about with the blades?
>>45826405Yeah totally- the idea was that the locals are to them what the mesoamerican tribes cortes turned to his side were to the conquistadors. They show up and set up a power base.>>45826121>>45826272i like the idea of psykers just for the magic-fightin-mans aspect, i like powers. especially if they can have fancy trappings like masks and stuff. I saw it as being a good resouce for the templars, actually- remember i said i was going with the vesion where they will work alongside sanctioned psykers. If we go with some other fancy thing, it could work- admech maybe- i just want their to be wizards or suchlike.
Ecclesiarchy is aginst psykers, but they do tolerate sanctioned ones.I like the Admech being survivors of the planets fall and all.
picture these with a saber held in the other hand, cutting edges facing each other. As the swordsman slides the blades past each other, anything between them is subjected to the cutting force of a set of shears, focused at a point on one side and curved to hold the subject in place on the other.The forward sword is i think actually meant for chopping through jungle foliage, and a saber is meant for fly-by attacks, so it all offers an array of options. They dont always have to use the blades together, but the strike is a specialty.
>>45826809Two blades, I think one should suffice.acting as a mechete/combat blade.
>>45826765I vote adeptus
>>45826927Well I'd rather that than psykers so we're agreed then, a select few surviving adpetus mechanicus priest decided to stay with the Divine hounds after showing them how to make explosives.Now they are charged with maintaining the few machine spirits of the brotherhood.
>>45826876i'm trying to give them a special style, close-combat and all. I see them flipping and whirling and now they're dervishes too. anyway, i want them to strike in a varying fashion, get a little unpredictable. And at this point, their guns are put away, so two blades seems good
>>45827151alright, adeptus, maybe with claw hands that function as these swords. The regiment also needs arboreal rope launching ability, so now i'm picturing adeptus doing like attack on titan stuff, being capable of using maglev launchers for grapples and carrying the power source that would make that possible.I suppose when they move in they hook up with inquisitors, and use psykers for first phase operations, then when open war starts the inquisitors leave and the templar come in.
so the child they gather up on El-Antiguo who knows too much about the designs on Domingo's skull has an uncanny connection to the artifacts- he knows too much about them, hings the priests swear they never mentioned, he knows the priests mannerisms too well, and its eventually decided- after he tests negative for psy- that this child can only be the chosen one, the veritable domingo reborn.Taking the name domingo the first, as opposed to saint domingo, the child is raised in the bosom of the regiment. he has a knack for creepily staring at people, and its hard to denigrate the order when this child is in the room. Even space marines are susceptible.Now that the regiment is formed and its patterns are established, where does it go next? How do the institutions of governance view it? make up an answer yourselves, or stay tunedfor, like, the night, i'm tired. if someone wants to take this over, thats cool
So this regiment is "Iberira/portugal&spain" in space ?
>>45829017Correct! But with a bit of hindu-ish reincarnation thrown in for shits and giggles.
>>45832593Well not actually for shits and gigs, its more to give inspiration for their penance crusade.
>>45828882The Regiment is grooming the child for the role as their spiritual and doctrinal leader, with the commissar being his stand in until he's deemed ready for command.The outside institutions probably view it as a sort of odd if not crazy thing to think a child can mess around with skulls and be declared a reincarnation of a saint.But they can't outright say so because the Divine Hounds cling so fanatically to the teachings of the Imperial Church that this one odd practice is acceptable and harmless.
Here's a cyberpunk-ish(?) regiment for Only WarCybornite 14th Urban Battlers aka “Yellow Basterds”Cybornia Lux, Industrial wastelandPopulation: 600,000,000 soulsTithe Grade: Exactus TertiusLocation: Segmentum Tempestus, Wargloc Sector, Fediri Sub-Sector, Kladius systemHeavy Infantry RegimentSpeciality: Urban CombatLoyalty: UndisciplinedRecruitment Specifications: GangersWar TrophiesCreed: Gang loyalties and affiliationsRegiment Founding: 404.M38The Cybornite 164th Urban Battlers are a regiment raised from the neon-lit urban planet of Cybornia Lux, the sister planet to a minor forgeworld called Cybornia Prime. Although a majority of the population is employed by the Adeptus Mechanicus as laborers and resource collectors in Cybornia Lux’s promethium fields, many are left with auxiliary jobs like infrastructure and local business management. Those that are not are destined for a life of crime. Thus is the genesis of the Cybornite Urban Battlers Regiments.Circa 400.M38, crime rates rose up by 47.6 percent, sending the planet into a bloodbath of riots and gang wars. After a few years of AdMech brutality, the Forge Master realized that even with his legions of Skitarii he would have trouble with fully eradicating the criminal population, so he decided to add all convicted and suspected criminals to the Imperial Tithe. This was of great convenience to the Munitorum and Administratum, as the forces tasked with combating the Tyranid hive fleet Leviathan had requested aid. After some logistical work, within a few years a total of two hundred regiments, all containing around six thousand men and women.1/3
>>45833445Although most were shipped off into the tendrils of the Hive Fleet Leviathan, many were dispersed across the galaxy to fight on worlds more suited to their fighting style: big guns and lots of them. Indeed, it is quite rare for a Cybornite not to know how to operate heavy weaponry to some degree as many have had experience in the streets of their homeworld with heavy bolters and flamers that were “acquired” by the friends of gangers on Cybornia Prime.Regimental Rules for Cybornite 14th Urban BattlersHive World (3)Commander: Bilious (2)Line Infantry(2)DoctrinesClose Order Drill (2)Scavengers (3)Characteristic Modifiers: +3 to Fellowship, +3 to Perception, +3 to Strength and -3 to Intelligence.Starting Skills: Athletics, Common Lore(Imperium), Deceive and Linguistics (Low Gothic).Starting Talents: Paranoia, Rapid Reload, Combat Formation or Double Team and Heightened Senses(Hearing) or Unremarkable.Accustomed To CrowdsHiveboundUrban ViolenceStarting Wounds: -1Standard Kit One M36 Lasgun with 4 Charge Packs One Uniform Poor Weather Gear One Laspistol with 2 Charge Packs One Knife Two Frags Two KraksOne Imperial Guard Flak ArmorOne RucksackBasic Tool setMess KitCanteenBlanketSleep BagLampGrooming KitDog TagsPrimerRations, Two WeeksRespiratorGrapnelCombat Shotgun with 2 clips(Favored Basic Weapon)Okay, maybe I did only need two posts. 2/2
>>45833445>>45833467Why not just use Exterminators?
>>45833492I dunno, I made this and a couple others like a year or two ago.
>>45829017>>45832593not just shits and giggle, but also to break up the monotony of a direct cultural transplant. so its "conquistadors, with iberian monk orders, dalai lama leadership reincarnation, thugee infiltration and murder, and dia de los muertos motif skulls motif", although that last pretty much is for shits and giggles. If anyone can work in more themes, primarily religious i guess because we rolled priests, either real life or made up, suggest them>>45832667we originally rolled "for the homeworld" as their motivation- penance, also on the list, just kind of crept in. The two are compatible though, we just need to play up their pride a little, to fit their specs. they fight to show the galaxy how good their lost homeworld actually was and keep its memory alive, while cleansing that memory in the eyes of the imperium.Part of all the conversion they do is to that purpose. Not only do they convert/reaffirm people in their faith, they tell them all about domingo and castuella. So the people they visit, and the people they evacuate, generally accept the idea of Saint Domingo
After El-Antiguo, they've developed a strategy of infiltrating and using transportation on or offworld for influence with the locals. they use wilderness survival as a resource, with hidden bases in the trees (not really thinking vehicles). they have gaine a bunch of arcaeo med tech to add to their herbalist and trauma surgery medical knowledge. Things are looking up. So heres where the story needs a grimdatk curveball, in the form of the templars sending them someplace their approach in sot so great The next place needs to be really hard on them. Let's say they go to a desert world, mostly mined, and dead, as in it had an ecosystem, but industry wrecked it, and it had an economy, but it collapsed after ecological collapse, all during the pre-empire days. So now its a sparsely inhabited and fertile desert world, but the minerals they originally mined there are pretty valuable, and now mostly exist as scattered sands in the wastes. So roving communities use machines to process the sand. There isnt much in the way of of pilgrimage when all communities are mobile and not well equipped with non-survival things like holy places. everyone lives in tightly knit communities, and strangers are given special wary regard- ancient compacts control where a group goes, in order not to strain the few food resouces they have, and strangers are generally assumed to be foolish offworlders or criminals. the divine hounds general approach wont be so great here.