How would you Fluff the Vampire Counts to fit in 40k?seeing as the Necrons are space Tomb Kings id say they should have some connection to the Crons.
>>54313974Curze comes back from the dead and decides to bang Miriael Sabathiel and the Knight Lords finally become the losers they always wanted to be.
Haemonculus covens already exist.
>>54313974I wouldn't, because the only thing gayer than vampires are the people who like them. Go suck the blood out of a dick, Count Fagula
>>54313974Mutants, like they were in RT.
>>54313974The Blood Angels already exist. And with the Dark Imperium shenanigans happening, who knows, maybe they go rogue.
>>54313974Ever read Requiem, Vampire Chevalier? It's pretty much if 40k was in the DC bizzaro world with vampires and everyone goes to hell if they ever remotely sin once in life, becoming a rank of undead based on their sins, Vampires making up the higher classes.
>>54313974I swear to fucking god I thought that was a ghost busters logo on the back of that rhino.
>>54314793yes, but thats not a hard equivalent to Vampire Counts.>>54314820ha ha wow funny coment i rate 5 star sure showed me am i rit bee>pic related>>54314851again, there vampire like, but not a hard equivalent but the idea of geneseed fucking up super Blood Angels turning them into bat like wulfen is amusing>>54315065not really the Aesthetic I was thinking about, but god the art is godly.is the comic any good or is the art the only thing of worth there?
>>54315254>Plenty of good options offered>yeah nah lolSounds like you already know what you want, faghag. Stop being a cocktease and just post your idea so we can all get back to gobblin' our colletive dicks.
>>54315254@54314851meant for >>54314877
necron slaves who escaped but got mutated from being exposed to necron shit
>>54314851thinking about it mutie vamps could be a neat thing to bring back for 40K vampire counts.like being the 40k equivalent to the Strigoi.
>>54315254>is the comic any good or is the art the only thing of worth there?The worldbuilding is petty good, it's full of awesomely metal concepts and doesn't at all take itself seriously. The plot is sort of an afterthought, but it's there.
humans who have been fighting the necrons for so long that they decided "in order to beat the necrons they must become the necrons" so they became vampires
>>54315065ok after looking at the art more I actually think it would be a good base for inspiration for the aesthetic of 40k VC.it also looks like its 3rd edition 40K art, so thats a plus too.
>>54313974Familiar with Shadowrun and VITAS? This idea is similar.Vampires are infected by a (probably sorcerous in origin) plague that affects the blood, spawning millions of bacterium that affect the body on a cellular level and slowly rewrites the infectee's DNAThe Plague itself is actually sentient and wishes to spread to all life. It manifests as the 'beast' in the minds of infectee's.Partially because of the desire to spread, partially because the infectee must feed, they seek out the blood of living creatures. When a Space Vampire feeds it's not just drinking blood but the creatures pyschic imprint on the Warp, AKA their souls. This is why sapient creatures are better food, and pyskers the best of all.>>54315337Theoretical Plague could be related to the Flayer Virus somehow, an unusual mutative strain that affects organics. Or it could be Necron in origin, created by some long forgotten Cryptek named Nag something or other as a weapon or tool of some kind
>>54315357this is going to be stretching the fluff quite a bit, but what if the Mechanicus of Divisio Biologis reversed engineered Flayer Virus, or atleast made a crude replication of it and its "gone loose" in various hive citys?
>>54315421There are vampires in Necromunda already.
>>54313974Bring back the Paraiahs. The a wacky Cryptech tries to streamline the Pariah conversion and accidentally creates a techno-organic Pariah-virus. The majority of the people who are infected have their soul destroyed, and turned into little more than mindless cyber-zombies, but when it infects someone with the Blank Gene: the original target of the Pariah conversion, something else happens. Because they never experience the trauma of having their soul destroyed, they don't become mindless: if anything their minds are supercharged. However, the destruction of the soul fuels the cyber-virus, and because they have no soul themselves, they need a steady stream of soulstuff from mortals to stay active. Their enhanced cybernetic minds can actually take control of the mindless cryptech elements of a tomb-world (certain similar/shared units.)The rogue Cryptech who created the virus has long since declared it a failure and fucked off before realizing the full extent/power of the virus, and when he came back to check on the status of his experiment, the few infected blanks had created a little kingdom, while stemming the virus long enough to create a source of souls to fuel the blanks and new labor. They killed the dormant sleeping necrons, and took over the Cryptech elements of the tomb-world. The Rogue Cryptech, rather that stopping this, saw it as an opportunity to overthrow his own dynastic leaders.I'm not sure where to go from there.... probably the blanks on the first planet should be all female, because Lahmians, but I think it's a good jumping off point.
>>54315421Doesn't have to be the mechanicus, could be a rogue noble who himself is some sort of closet heretek. That would dovetail with Whats-His-Face the noble in WHFB discovering/rediscovering VampricismSome fool trying to blend heretical sorcerer and xenotech he can't hope to understand
>>54315468what ever happened to pariahs anyway? did they all die off or did GW just forgot about them?
>>54315511left in the dust with oldcron lore
>>54315567even as a Newcron fag im still pissed that nearly all the old fluff for crons are virtually gone.
>>54315511>>54315567Well wouldn't making Pariahs the Cryptech-Experiment space-vampires of 40k be a cool way to bring them back in a way that's consistent with newcron lore?
>>54315657thinking about it Cryptechs would be the perfect way to explain Pariahs.why the fuck isnt GW capitalizing off of this?Lets please turn this discussion around back to making 40K VC, lets just say for the sake of convinence that Pariahs are a thing that still exists
ok So far for "Vampyre" lore we have >possible imperial noble/Mechanicus/general heretek messing with Sorcery and Flayer Virus and Pariahs>virus itself destroys the Soul, or at least horribly fucks up the soul horribly enought to make the victum horribly mutates into undead thralls/mutants.>blanks are ok and turn into semi Pariahs that probably lead the infected thralls.>also the virus itself might be Nano machine bassedshit I think we might be onto something here.
>>54313974Considering 8th edition 40K is just Age of Shitmar now basically just straight port them.The fluff has all gone to meaningless shit so is basically irrelevant and your Age of Shit warscrolls are compatible with 8th edition.
>>54315741so what do you think is a better way to make Pariahs into Vampires? Straight-up retrcon Pariahs into Vampires, or make them some sort of variant?I liked my cyber-plague idea, because it allows for the creation of zombies (a Vampire Count staple.) However, you could also spin something about how a flaw in their code allows them to "hack" a tomb-world, and control the truly mindless elements (I.E. the Spyders, Wraiths, Scarabs, and Warriors, but nothing as sapient as an Immortal) could also work.
>>54315858I like it so far.
>>54315741>>54315895i forgot to add "in modern 40k/Newcrons"but i think that Pariahs should have a connection to the Cyber Vampyrs in one way or another. its just i didnt want the thread to spiral into a "newcron vs oldcron" shitshow.and yea Cyberplague sounds good. probally make it Nano based too.
OK, so a Pariah Nano-Plague. Mind-Blanks you unless you're already a Blank, then it makes you a Space-Vampire.It's clear how something like that could take over a single planet. First planet is planet Lahmia or some shit. How does it spread past the first planet, because that's when it becomes a galactic threat that allows you to make "your dudes."
>>54315973again, Mechanicus is putting very select strains in Hives to see the effect it has. Also for the sake of convenience Cyber Vampyre can make infect people with strains that wont mutate them to shit, basically making Demi Vampires. think kinda how Genestealer cult works. you can controll it in early stages if you keep your eye on it, but if kept unchecked it can snowball out of control.[this sounds dumb but we can work out the kinks later
Bassically, normal humanoids are top of the hiarchy,than there's the cybergenetic fuck ups like pic relatedthan theres Mass Effect esq husk thralls.
Just read Blindsigh you fucko.
Also what should be the guys name who started this all? I don't think it should be a straight one for one expy of Nagash, that would be too on the nose for my taste.>>54316103make me fggt
>>54316103ok but serious I just looked it up on Wiki and it seems interesting.is there anything from it that could be used as for inspiration for Cyber Vampyrs?
Hey anon, where you pulling all RCV art from? Got a link?
>>54316191Maybe not cyber vampires, but it's definitely one of the best examples of using them in sf setting.
Ok look if they are vampire they have to suck on something. So do they suck psykers?
>>54316305Have any examples to give?just give use examples of how there handled in the book, just don't go cruayzee with the spoilers plz
>>54316340This is actually a thing we need to work on.Anyone have any suggestions?
>>54313974I would have them be a dedicated slannesh faction made of Imperial nobles who found chaos artifacts started a huge cult and ran off when the inquisition came calling. They have elite units and slave armies with monsters and mutants as well. I want this because I think it fits but also because I really want more slannesh stuff that isn't just "lol rock and roll drugs into my eye's!" I know the nature of chaos is to take everything to the furthest extreme. I just wish Slannesh was more interesting.
>>54316415If the Virus was made by the Dark Mechanicus than Mabye.Hell, thinking about it you could probably very easily make everything about this Virus connected to every chaos god in one way or another.again this is still being developed so it could go anywhere
>>54314851>>54315328Iirc they were warp beasts of some sort, not mutants at all. I remembered them being mentioned with those creepy warp wasps.http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Vampires
>>54316465Well shit, this is embarrassing.Oh well, at least our misunderstanding of old lore gave us some inperation for Cyber Vampyres.
I would fluff a chaos corrupted Blood Angels successor.Use some Night Lords bitz, use furies and various other daemons as your big monsters.
>>54313974A rogue Knight Household that managed to attain immortality several millennia ago with an artificial virus of some kind, be it intentionally or through the machinations of Nurgle. They don't have to be directly connected to Chaos, so they will basically be like other Imperial Knights, except vampirey
Ok so how did this stuff start out? Like who's the guy who started the nano virus and why did he do it?Is he a weird Mechanicus Magos? Was he ordered by a Inquisitor? What is there names?Also, for where this Virus came from specifically was a Phariah that got infected with The Flayer Virus, explaining why a Necon based desies/virus is effecting humans in the first place.
>>54316620An ambitious non-Magos Tech-Priest on Mars with a bad case of impatience and high ambition, who comes into contact with a Rogue Cryptech hiding in the wylds of mars, and together they come up with an idea. First they experiment on the wastes, and once they have what they're looking for, they set their larger plans into motion.One of them should have a name that sounds similar to Nagash, and the other should have a name similar to Neferata
i also feel like there should be a bit of Borg thown in for the Thralls as well, because why not.>>54316704Mekash?
>>54316704>>54316732and Magos Nerata?
>>54316732Tech Priest Mekash, and Cryptech Nefrah
>>54316793just swap the rolls and you have yourself a deal
>>54316782>>54316793Ok, so regardless of which one is the Mechanicus, and which one is the Cryptech, what is their initial endgame plan, and how do they epicly cock it up, leading to fractured vampire-virus-worlds everywhere?
>>54316837>>54316793>>54316782Cryptech Mekash, and Tech-Priest Nefrah/Nerata. Makes sense, because Nagash was the Tomb-King, and Neferata was the mortal queen.
>>54316838what where the endgame of the Vampire counts in WHFB? its been a while since iv read up on them, but thats a good starting point.
>>54316869dis goi gets it
>>54316875I could be wrong but basically it was to have the mortal world ,,,still,,mostly mortal but now ruled by a VCunt aristorcracy , so like Sylvania but everywhere
>>54316901ok so thats boring.maybe its a radical idea that the Magos has to starve out Chaos. if eveyone are mindless thralls than Chaos gets no soul power.
>>54316530>our misunderstanding of old lore gave us some inperationThat does seem to be GW's modus operandi these days anyhow.
so on a scale to 1 to 10 how hard would the Impirum as a whole found out about this plan?Because this whole thing seems like it would make another Mechanicus civil war if infomation leaked out. and god only knows how Guiliman and the Inquisition would handle this news.
>>54317048pic did'nt upload
>>54317042*how hard would the Impirum shit it'self as a whole
>>54316901>>54316920Maybe instead of starving chaos, it could be more about quieting warpspace, to make FTL easier. "Defeating Chaos" could just be a fringe benefit that they really don't give a shit about.No what goes wrong?
>>54317128did you mean "Now what goes wrong"?
>>54317163Everything to do with Nagash in WH, always looks like a great idea at the start, but winds up blowing up in the faces of everyone, often inclusing Nagash.I assume they begin sending infected people to various planets, strategically in ways intended to quiet the warp. WHat blows up in their faces, turning this from a brilliant plan, to something that's uncovered and actively fought against by the other factions.
>>54317194oh, this one is going to take a few trows at the wall before we get something good.
>>54317194mabey C'tan fuckery somehow? other Necrons find out and say "fuck you were not making rape babies with those human things"Necron Tech dosnt mesh well with anything with a connection with the Warp? thats why Blanks are the only ones who dont turn into The Thrall?
>>54313974You could always make up some fluff about a bunch of feudal worlds where the decadent, sadistic nobility were afflicted with a Slaneeshi curse or some sort of necron artifact that makes them hunger for blood.Then combine it with some industrial necromancy (they use primitive necron-like technology to make sure that their dead serfs keep working) and there you go.
>>54317267>Necron Tech dosnt mesh well with anything with a connection with the Warp? thats why Blanks are the only ones who dont turn into The Thrall?There's something to this. Maybe the technology doesn't react well to Psykers. At first, it seemed fine: it just ate their souls to power the machinery, like usual, but the collective souls of the devoured psykers didn't completely lose their sapience when distributed within the nano-power-net the same way that regular mortals did. With a few psykers, this wasn't a problem, but when they assimilated an entire hive-world, creating a critical mass of psyker-soul within the nano-neural-net, and something goes horribly wrong (Maybe that's how you get 40k Strogoi or 40k Vargheists)
>>54317288Mabye for planets Cyber Vampyrs have, but from the fluff we've come up with so far that's probably rarely going to happen.I do like the idea of Primitive Necron tech though. That's a mainstay
I once sat down and sorta wrote out a rough outline for a 40k vampire cunts army. Went something like this.Zombies and skellingtons rolled into one unit with FNP and slow and purposeful. One melee weapon and standard, with option to give them lasguns/autoguns and flamers, heavy stubbers, autocannons, missile launcher, heavy bolter, and mortars like IG infantry squads. 10-30 or 10-50 size blobs. Generic IFVish vehicle with generic enough stats and options to be suitably converted from rhinos, razorbacks, trukks, goliath trucks, tauroxes, whatever. Corrupted, restless or whatever wraith constructs. Some sort flesh golem, flesh construct, abomination thing, monstrous creature and mounstrous infantry options. Psykers that are basically just necromancers. Vampires of course. Come in regular, monster and space marine flavours for HQs, all of which get the option to be psykers. Lesser vampires, and beefy as fuck lesser vampire space marines basically blood dragons. Reanimated space marines, basically grave guards. Human servants, sorta like cultists, moving on a sliding scale towards ghouls, with a sort of sneaky/fast ghoul cultist hybrid with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. vibes. Maybe some sort of half way techpriest, half way haemonculus or necromancer psyker HQ that mixes the flesh monsters with cybernetics or some such.Throw in some rules for haemonculi allies.
>>54317603Sounds good.Originally though the Space Strigoi probably came from Underhive mutants but this is a more interesting conceptAny ideas for the best of both worlds?Also post more Bio Mechanical body horror
>>54313974The Headless Haunter returns and may very well be Curze. Smaller warbands flock to it.
I fluffed my Chaos Space Marines (Blood Wraiths) to be basically "Vampire Counts in Space".They are basically super hedonistic vampires who only live for blood, slaughter and all the pleasures they can get their hands on. Marble power armor with gold trim and purple as a spot colour. As for the necromancy; never really got an idea of how to do it in a non-nurgley way unfortunately. I instead went with massed cloned troops; living blood bags for my marines to sup on when the battle is done. I would post a picture, but 'Im currently away and don't have any pics on me unfortunately.
>>54317705You could also do something with the irony of the fact that, their culture is, in-fact, functionally warp-proof, and if people would stop getting in their way, they could in-fact make the galaxy a better place.
>>54317818>>54317832Ok this is going to sound marry sueish, but can we find a way to fluff both of these in somehow?Like Mabye the Psycher overload >>54317603 mentioned probably made a weird non warp... warp? entitie that might be Curze.And due to the rumors small nightlord warbands allied themselves to Cyber Vampyres. Like as Auxiliary units or something
anyone still here?
>>54318024I am ( I started the Cryptech Nano-Virus idea) but I'm about to go to bed
>>54318260Fluff: Feudal agrarian world, the nobility discovered necron artifacts and kept it a secret. They used it to reanimate dead serfs and keep them working. Eventually, the radiation from the technology caused them to suffer from terrible anemia, and they began feeding on the living serfs to keep their blood iron levels normal. Eventually, they started replacing their failing physical bodies with cybernetic augments. However, unlike the necrons, they did not give up their individuality or physical pleasure, but built their new bodies around maximizing these traits. Oh, and efficient extraction of blood, which has become sort of like a delicacy to the nobles that they've aquired a taste for.
They had their chance and fucked it up with the Ynnari.A faction of undying elves, replete with defected dark eldar, bringing dark eldar regenerative technology? A literal god of death that allows psykers to raise the dead? A mix of dark eldar sadism and eldar stoicism?Literally could've been the 40k version of the Vampire Counts.
>>54313974Superpowerful beings that can magic like a Fateweaver, kill like a Bloodthirster, and are immune to Chaos but can be resurrected by devoted enough servants?Nothing in 40k is that strong.
>>54319395Vampires need to be predatory former humans though to maintain the theme.
>>54316875Depends on the Bloodline. Lahmians already secretly rule the world, they want to maintain status quo. Von Carsteins want to openly rule the world and use humans as cattle, so they need to conquer. Necrarchs want to increase their personal power, but also worship Nagash as a god and their master. Strigoi are kind of insane. They wanted a peaceful vampire empire with humans having rights, but the Lahmians saw them as a threat and fucked it all up. Now they just wander looking to sate their appetites and building up bands of Ghouls in tattered clothing which they delude themselves into thinking is their empire. Also they help out Gypsies. Blood Dragons want to free themselves from the vampire bloodlust by defeating the strongest beings they can and eating hearts. After they achieve that they just kind of become paladins. Jade-Blooded want to rule China, basically Von Carsteins obsessed with paperwork and tradition. Mahtmassi want to defeat and consume Nurgle and turn the whole world into a charnel pit full of insects to fuck and gorge themselves in, but are also fedora-tippers who revere women. Lustrian Vampires just kind of exist and have no goals. They're a bit crazy too. Kemmler serves Chaos, and most Wights just kind of GETOFFMYLAWN against the living when not working for stronger undead or Necromancers. Nagash wants to destroy and consume Chaos to become the omnipotent death god.
>>54319933Why? This isn't a 1 to 1 translation.
>>54320638Then it isn't Vampire Counts. Its Vampire Elves. Putting on airs is one of the army themes. It'd be like Fantasy Space Marines being mercenaries instead of Emperor-revering.
>>54319395Please don't bring the shitfest that is 8th edition into this thread please,
>>54319845I mean Kaldor Draigo exists.
>>54319978So what are bits and pieces that we can scavenge and meld together?I still think the main goal of this Project should of been a direct way to starve Chaos so it would make since that Mekash should have some correlation to Nagash of Fantasy Pic not related
again, is anyone still here?
>>54313974People who willingly became Pariahs & command an army of Men of Iron.
>>54321764well we have People willing to become Pariahs down
>>54313974>Ctrl + F>"Halo Devices">0 matchesmeh
Should we do a Fluff round up Again? just so everyone is one the same line again?
>>54322118mabey Halo devises could be War Gear for the Cyber Vampyrs.
>>54322271fuck it sure. lets make the Halo Stars basically the Crown of Sorcery, or some equilevant that Necrons/Mekash made.
>>54321253Draigo is Oxyotl tier. Vampire Lords would equal or exceed Primarchs.
>>54322500like again, its been a while since i last read Vampire Fluff, but i deffinetly remember them not being Primarch levels OP.
>>54321336All of them translate well once you decide how Vampirism works. You'd be best off saying its something a Sensei can become, something with the power of a Primarch but is invisible and untouchable by Chaos due to their soul being unbreakable or some shit at the cost of consuming souls to survive. An ancient Sensei equivalent to Neferata figured it out and she controls the 40k Lahmians AKA Illuminati. She tries to steer the Imperium in a direction beneficial to herself, sacrificing planets to Tyranids and Chaos so the forces of the Imperium are not as thinly stretched. Von Carsteins are Sensei Vampires who want to become the new God Emperor by ridding the Imperium of the Primarchs and Space Marines with their own Thunder Warrior equivalents. Strigoi were Sensei Vampires who's planets were destroyed during the Crusade and are caught between trying to rebuild their lost civilizations on other planets or running amok for revenge. Necrarchs are just pursuers of lost technology and culture who have like secret planet-sized Rogue Traders. Blood Dragons want to stabilize their soul eating by eating the strongest, no major change needed there. Finally, the Emperor is Nagash and Vampirism was actually a failed experiment to keep favored mortals alive as his eternal companions. Jade-Blooded are the secret force behind the Tau, Mahtmassi are the Sensei Vampires of Chaos. Necromancers are the cabal that acts as Vampire AdMech. I just don't know about Wights. Something AI?
>>54322544Vampires are the strongest non-Elf non-Slann non-Daemon magic users in the setting. They can also outmatch a Greater Daemon when you get into named characters like Vlad and the Red Duke. Which isn't surprising in Fantasy mind you, there's a story of a Bretonnian Grail Knight killing two Bloodthirsters at once while his army destroyed their armies. There's a reason when you ask people what they would want to be if they could be in Warhammer its usually a Vampire. If you lift and aren't retarded and manage to survive long enough you become a Fateweaver/Bloodthirster who is immune to Chaos and can be resurrected by cultists or servants at any time after you die.
>>54322621>Emperor is NagashBut Mekash is already a thing rn thoeverything else is somewhat managable with what we have in the thread so far though.Wights could be Men of Iron, like>>54321764 said.
Can we again please stear this thread on writting fluff? like idea dumps are fun, but I really dont want this thing to spiral out of control and go nowhere
ok so >Magos and Cryptek make a plot to make human psychic nulls>make a few batches and drop them in a hive city too see what happens>virus gets way out of controll and completly overruns the planet turning it into a Necropolis of bio mechanical horrors>due to psychic fuckery the virus makes a shitty C'tan that may or not be Kurze.>this attracts the Night Lordthere is now a single planet of Vampires>also halo devices are wargear or something, probably is what makes the Strigoi, thats still getting worked onwe caught up? good. now lets find a way to incorporate >>54322621 ideas to this.
>>54322998could the planet also be a renamed/descised Nostramo? just because fuck you? or would that be to convenient/on the nose?
>>54322701well, artnt hard Vampire Vampires, there weird Necron Human hybrids. so i dont think there going to get that OP. or at least be OP on a much, MUCH smaller scale.
>>54323267*these aren't hard again is anyone else here, i feel like im the only person still contributing to this thread
>>54323289I'm just here as a massive Fantasy fan with knowledge of 40k mostly from Text To Speech. Pretty much everything you guys need to know is on these pages. https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Queen_Neferatahttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Abhorashhttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Ushoranhttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/W%27soran/Melkhiorhttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Von_Carsteinhttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Jade-Bloodedhttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Mahtmasihttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Heinrich_Kemmler
>>54323412thanks, this will help out.wanna help to continue this thing? or you good? we kinda need help with write fags and slight fluffing rn.
>>54323635we could probably turn the lahmians strain to become Mechanicus members who have willingly infected them selves with the Nano Virus who are totally down with turning people into Thralls and cover up any outbreaks that get out of control and get noticed by the impirum somewhat. (ie they have to call in the guard of space marines to control the threat)
>>54323706Blood Knights could be Skiitari infected with the virus.Jade-Blooded are Cyber Vampyrs are a strain the Mechanicus sent to Tau space to see if they could integrate Tau tech to there biology.
>>54323412It looks like some of these articles are much better than others. Like Jade-blooded actually gives sources and is like a rewording of the actual lore but Neferata is full of bad jokes and redlinks but has a decent gallery. Is there a reason for this?
>>54313974OG Necrontyr colony who didn't get caught up in the C'tan fuckery and didn't undergo biotransferrence, and eventually solved the problem of their shitty biology by developing technomantic methods to steal life from other species. Commander Farsight's sword turns out to be one of their artifacts.EZ
>>54324335But didn't all life in the galaxy die at one point? Or am I misunderstanding lore again.
really starting to hate the fact that I'm starting to sound desperate but someone PLEASE write fag for this, or at least add some fluff to the Cyber Vampyres pliz
>>54315973Well I think part of it would be that Blanks spend their entire life hated and feard, not even knowing why, but this instead empowers them and gives them control. That would help explain why they go power mad. And their desire to have more being under their control would entice them to want to spread that reach to other planets.
What kind of powerlevel would they have in terms of fluff then tabletop? I like the idea of the "vampire Lords" being made from blanks. I keep thinking of the Culexus Assassin from the one novel with the "Alex Mercer/Prototype" rip off who looked like a fancy lady in a gown wearing a heavy collar but once she took it off made everyone in 20 feet drop to their knees.
>>54324782So what do we have so far? General outline?Lets see... Virus, possible nanomachine, designed to prolong life? Turns most humans into "zombies" a few make other different mutations, and heavy cybernetic modification increases chances of them turning into something more than a brainless thrall. I'm thinking the idea of it being Nanomachine/reverse engineered from necrodermis fits the best.But Blanks for some reason get the biggest change, becoming the "vampire lord" of the setting. Physically they remain mostly unchanged in immediate appearance, but the effect blends with the negative field they put out and lets them control lesser beings.Could be a balance between powerful former blanks, and heavily cyberized beings that can resist the commands of the blanks and seek some power of their own.
>>54313974>vampiresHow does Khorne feel about all this?
>>54326226pissed>>54325897thinking planetary threats but your not going to send any battle fleets to deal with them.>>54326031>Could be a balance between powerful former blanks, and heavily cyberized beings that can resist the commands of the blanks and seek some power of their own.thats kinda what i was going for yea
Turn left, forward twelve paces forward, turn right, nine paces forward... back to where she started. The sub-magos strained the upper limits of both her CPU and her old flesh-brain trying to calculate the number of dimensions that this labyrinthine architecture operated on. The manipulators that used to be fingers instinctively made the sign of the Omnisiah, before she stopped herself. An awkwardly chipper voice chimed out from behind her“You're right to hesitate. Superstition is not going to help you here.”She turned around to see a screen that hadn't been there before, with a face projected on it“Identify yourself machine spirit”“Machine spirit? No that doesn't sound right. I am less than I once was, but still not one of your silly toys. I have... memories. I can't remember.... maybe I made bodies for the gods and my brothers punished me for it... or perhaps I made bodies for the mortals to make them immortal, and my children punished me for it.”With that word: “Immortal” Nerata's aural sensors began emitting a slight whirring noise as they went into overdrive. Perhaps she had finally found what she was looking for.>“Did you make Cawl immortal. Are you why he isn't dead yet?”“Cawl? Should this name mean something? No... names... yes... names. My name is.... elsewhere... in another piece, or perhaps simply erased as part of my punishment. But making immortal... yes... I know how to do this. I believe it was called.... transference... or perhaps it was called Paraiah. Would you like that? I haven't had a friend to share my knowledge with in a long time.”“Yes, but if we're going to work together, I'm going to need something to call you. Then what should I call you?”“What are you called? Perhaps I can be called that as well...”“I am sub-magos Nerata of the Adeptus-Mechanicus, but that's my....”“Mech.. anicus... Mech... Mek... yes... this was once used... you may call me Mekash.”
>40k cyber vampiresFuck yeah!
I say get some Night Lords corrupted.They are now your Blood Dragon clan, right down to the bat-helmets.
>>54328161ok someone role a D10if its greater than 5 a Night Lord warband will become the Blood Dragon/Nights, if its lesser than 5 the skitaari become Blood Dragon/Knights.if it is 5 than we make original blood knights
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>54328279
>>54328436ok than, Night Lords warband it is.now this begs the question in the Nano Virus can infect Astarties.
>>54327618hate to demand more, but have anything else?
>>54328469I would assume it could. I mean, if it's a nanotech virus, no amount of fancy immune system is going to be effective against it.
>>54327618Nerata was intrigued by this entity stringing together its own name. inquisitively she asked of its origin and porous. and if it was of a fragment, or even a Avatar of the Omnissiah>He.. He... He....>You could say that I was once Millennia ago, before the primordial soup that spawned your breed even started to pool and boil with lifesorry if this dosnt sound good im not a writefag at heart
>>54326885By power level I meant on an individual level. How would a Blank/vamp lord do against you're average SM?Oh and since the threat is so bad... What reason is there for them not just to exterminatus any planet infested? Cyclonic torpedo and done at that point rather than let them get off the planet.Oh and would it be that the Blanks are like Vampire Lords while the Mechanicus are more like Necromancers but in 40k?
>>54328076Oh that art is awesome... I remember reading a novel where there was a character that was a Mechanicus ambassador, his entire body was mechanical but made to look human. Obviously not, but just the shape, he was described as being like a classical sculpture crafted in alloys and precious metals, but able to move and emote on an unreal level. Anyone know which book that was?Anyway I'm thinking the whole thing should be powered by Necrodermis/liquid metal/nanomachine style tech. And that the more awareness of themselves they have the more manipulation they have over their form. A Pariah/vampire lord(need a final name for this type) Still appears mostly flesh unless they want otherwise, but the mechanicas ones have already given away large chunks of themselves to machinery, but now can alter their form to suit their own desired aesthetics at will.Take>>54328076related, Imagine this was a Magos that had swapped out her lower jaw and her spinal cord for tech, and now she made it look as shown just because she could. Oh and I think all the eyes should glow one color or another, they have Necro nano tech running through their veins, it glows from within, and maybe this modified corrupted form glows red instead of green. Perfect for glowing creepy red vampire eyes.
>>54328972Oh, ok.i would say that A random Strigoi Bio Freak like >>54318260 and >>54316067 would be SM streangth while the Vampyre and Vampyre lords themselves are basically squishy Necrons interns of strength and Yea, Blanks/Pariahs are Vampire Lords while the Mechanicus covering things up are the necromancers
>>54328469I think for fluff we should make it so its a struggle to possess a marine, and that their armors outer shell is somewhat resistant. But that once it does get a hold of them the Black Carapace is just as much of a cyborg modification as most of the stuff the Mechanicus does to themselves... So that blends into the rest of the existing fluff for what it would do to the marines.They would retain a good chunk of their free will from the infection, but a powerful Pariah could still take some control of them.
>>54329091They need a little buff then, should be able to take on a SM... A Vampire Lord is a monster on the battlefield.And I'm thinking we need to hash out some better names.I like calling them Lords, thats a term still used in 40k, but need to change out Vampire in some way... Need a high gothic and low gothic version too.
I'm excited to think about these things facing off against other threats in the 40K setting!Cyber Vampires up against Orks and Nids, and how would the Necrons feel when they see them and realize right away they're made from bastardized versions of their own tech!
>>54329105mabye the Corruption is like a Physical version of how Chaos corrupts the soul.>get infected and force your self really hard not to get nano herpies>let it in and it'll fuck you up but not as panfully>fight it and if you start losing the pain gets amplified tenfold
>>54329152i meant Fluff wise Necron strength. not tabletop
>>54329181Think a space marines super immune system gives them some protection. Doesn't make much sense but rule of cool right?But again once enough of it gets into them, it gets in the armor, and then into the black carapace...Oooh what about a vampire Dread?! A giant walking coffin! Oh fuck that screams tech vampire!!!>>54329220I mean fluff too. A blank lord might look squishy but he needs to have a way to beat up a basic SM, if not a couple of them. Maybe the null field gets ratcheted up, weaponized like a Culexus assassin to start. Then perhaps he looks flesh but everying underneath is Necrodermis upgraded. Growing sudden gleaming claws, or projecting a personal void field?
>>54329152Vampyre/Bloodsuckers in Low Gothic and Lamia Vampiro for High Gothicyes i know Vampiro is spanish but shut up and fuck youalso Pic Related is Mekash
>>54329244Vampire Tech should look like standard Imperial tech but with weird synthetic organs comming out of it, like pic but more like Mass Effect Husks.
ok so i just ran out of images that even remotly relate to Cyber Vampyrs,anyone at all have BioMechanical body horror?
c'mon someone please dump art
>>54328506I will write more soon.>>54328923I like it, though I feel his answer should stay ambiguous. I'm a big believer that the unknown is always spookier than the defined, and keeping Mekash a strange entity, that might be a shard of the Deciever, who genuinely lost its memories, might be a shard of the deciever intentionally decieving Nerata, might be a shard of the void dragon, or might be the cryptech who originally figured out how to embody the Ctan and was punished alongside the monsters he created by being imprisoned in a tesseract vault like them. He could be all and none of these things, and his (shared) memories should be sufficiently disjointed and contradictory, and his narration sufficiently unreliable, to leave it up to the player/reader to decide.
>>54329995Diary of a PDF soldier, name unknown Hive City Necropolis. M40Dear Journal, today conections to all of the Lower Hive have been completely cut. normaly this wouldn't be out of place on a middle of nowhere hive like this. send down some repair servitors and power would be back 2 week tops.problem is that we sent them two months ago and they havnt came back since.still, not a problem, Underive muties or general gang riots probably took over the place again and we would send some PDF or Arbites to deal with the problem.they where sent in a month ago and still nothing.i dont know whats going on down there. But I pray to the Emperor that this'll blow over soon.
>>54329995oh also thanks. i tried my best to make it ambiguous. but again, im not a write fag.
>>54317818also who wants to brainstorm fluff for Not Curze headless horseman? he seems like hes going to be fun
Nerata glided effortlessly down the steps of her cyber-pyramid, while her new skin rearranged itself and shifted its tone to be more radiant in the mid-day outdoor martian lighting. Nanodermis did not have the same aesthetic shortcomings as the normal mechanicus implants; while it could shift to resemble her old form when the situation called for discretion, here in the deep cyber-wylds of Mars, she was unlikely to be seen by any mind not slaved to her own, and would simply be mistaken for a wild machine spirit if she were. Her shifting form descended beyond deeper, into the catacombs, ignoring the necro-servitors working tirelessly to expand and perfect the superstructure.A dissonant cacophony of mechanical klaxon and distorted female voices boomed simultaneously from the slender humanoid frame and from every available speaker in the laboratory: “MEKASH!!!” “You did not need to come in person Lady Nerata. To what do I owe the privilege of such an honored visit.” The skeletal drone in front of the monitor did its best to briefly mimic a bow before returning to its experiment.The nanomachines creating the illusion of beauty began to worble and rearrange themselves into a shifting gargantuan silhouette that made no pretense at humanity, much less attractiveness. “Do not play the fawning serf with me today Mekash. I came for answers, not empty repartee.”“Ah, so you've discovered the wireless signal blockers at the edge of our... YOUR domain.”
>>54330453The monstrosity continued to vibrate with rage, emulating enfuriated feminine shrieks. “My domain IS Mars, or it should be, and you are getting in my way.”“They are for your own protection. There is... something, slumbering beneath this planet. Your old masters are powerless against our control, but this... I believe your people called it 'Void Dragoon' could well use a similar source-code to our own. It is too big of a risk.”Unable to contain themselves anymore, the nano-swarm broke into a barely perceptible cloud of matter-devouring dust as a fully inhuman voice boomed out of it: “You senile old fool, you ARE what was sleeping under Mars. YOU are the Void Dragon.”What can only be described as a chuckle escaped the monitor as it crackled with static. “That was a convenient version of events, that seemed consistent when I first awoke... and it didn't seem necessary to correct you as it became increasingly less likely.”The swarm began to coalesce back into a feminine form as the desire for power and vengeance was overridden by her hard-wired desire to learn “Then what ARE you Mekash?”“There are too many answers to adequately sate your human desire for singular truth. The question you SHOULD be asking is where the Void... Dragon was it.... is hiding. You see, in roughly 92% of eventualities that are sufficiently congruent with my memories, the Void Dragon, or at-least another Void Dragon as the case may be, is still here. You see, even if I were what I though I was... and I may well be, I was definitely imprisoned by Necrontyr, not a Star-Child. The one that WAS is still out there... unless your data logs on the foundation of Mars are flawed.”The fully-reformed Nerata begrudgingly affected a tone of deference “Then where do I spread?”I have been surveying your grievously inadequate imperial star-charts. Have you heard of the Hive-World Lahmia-IV?”
>>54330688posted to early.god, I cant wait too see where this story gonna go.
>>54313974Actually thinking about it.if necrons are tomb kings and are robotic.wouldn't that make any mechanicus cult member sort of similar especially being a major part of the imperium.Especially with their elite hierarchy and armies of mindless thralls and automatons.
>>54330814huh, never thought of it like that.neat observation anon.
ok, i think i have a idea on how Cyber Vampyrs got out of control.anyone want me to Greentext it?
>>54330957As the only current writefag in the thread, by all means, dump and collaborate.
>>54330970>Mekash send Nerata to Lahmia-IV to See how the Virus spreads in the "wild">build a army from the Underhive and slowburn the Lowerhive via airborn strain of Nanodermis infecting them slowly into thralls. and biology and bionics meld in horrifying ways >using tech magic Nerata shuts off the power in the entirety of the middle hive and make a full blitzkrieg slaughtering the citizens and make constructs with the corpses and meld them with APC and other Cars. allwhile the upper hive starts shitting there pants because they cant make contact with the Underhive and any attempt to make contact with them disappear and there fearing a Uprisingfull invasion>as soon as the Astropath finally sent a message the Upper hive gets blitzkrieg'd to death.Nanodermis finally makes contact and infects a Psycher and a Warpstorm covers the planned and a Headless horseman lesser chaos god comes galloping down of the clouds and aided the slaughtering of the rest of the hive.>have a few billion people left>infect them and mind wipe everyone's mind>Thralls go back into the Underhive and play dead>warpstorm calms>inquisition or some other emergancy crew come by to see if everyone was safe and to see if chaos happend or something>"uh sorry we [insert lie here] but this mechanicus lady helped us outbut alot of people died>planetary investigation happens>[insert Inquisition character here]>infects inquisition character>mind wipe and mind alter>"oh shit im sorry nothing went wrong here sorry for wasting your time your time C:">Vampires get a single foot hold and have another agent on the field infecting other people in secrete.
>>54331282again, i am not a write fag
>>54331282oh and Night Lord warbands come bye or something.
>>54331282It has everything I hoped for, except for Mekash's inevitable betrayal of Neferata
>>54331325he lays her off to help spread the virus elsewhere in the galaxy before the the 13th Black Crusade.he than continues to wisper to his Machine Cult on Mars to teach Cawl the esoteric rules of how to reverse engineer Necrontech
>>54331325so yeah, can we start talking about Corps Constructs for a sec?
>>5433141940k versions of this.
>>54331377sorry was this one to marry sue"ish?
>>54331628I like everything that's in the thread so far.,
>>54331654is there anything I need to shave off?
>>54331457++Terra Records++ Low Gothic TranscriptionXeno/Techeresy Viral concoction: Lamnia Vampiro // Cyber Vampyresome one someone write fag here please
>>54329764"Cyber vampire" is an awfully niche subject to find art for, anon. I'm not finding much in my folders.
>>54313974Blood Angels already exist.
>>54332194Resident 40k CyberVampire Thread Writefag signing off for the evening, but I'll write something up in the morning (Hawaii Time) Thank god for /tg/ still being a slow board. Aloha
I actually did a thread on this a while back, gonna post some chunks I saved.> Once upon a time there was an Imperial Sector full up with Nobles of all sorts who had existed within a strictly regimented eugenically based state before the IOM came and nommed them up. Over time their incestuous ways [Insert webbed toe joke] and general dicking around with warpy drugs resulted in the whole nobility of the system falling under a simple very, very fucked up bloodline. Along with most of the physical deformities and embarrassment that comes with inbreeding to shit, the chaps had also somehow picked up an inherited birth defect that effectively acted as Sickle Cell on steroids: they could no longer produce any blood cells of their own and autosanguine was violently rejected by their body. Fearing the extinction of their precious bloodline, the clan's members quickly set upon a solution: use the vast numbers of serfs accumulated on their planet sized feudal estates as a massive blood bank. As things grew even more desperate, they skipped the blood bag entirely and went straight to the source, adopting cybernetic fangs that drew blood from their victims directly into their veins. Of course, this rampant mutating and mysterious disappearance of large swathes of their peasants didn't go unnoticed, and the Imperium quickly dropped the hammer on the chumps. Said chumps, however, due to the Counts' unification under a certain Von Carstein and the mutation's secondary effects of spawning fucktons of really powerful Psykers with the ability to, albeit inefficiently, navigate the Warp (Some Navis Nobilite blood must have slipped in there somehow) and the Imperium's more pressing matters on other fronts, the bastards managed to hold off and survive. Now, isolated and growing ever more twisted, the Transylv'an sector of the Vampyre Counts descends into a black mirror of the IOM
>>54334514Even before they degenerated into disgusting mutants, the Counts had dwelled largely within massive austere satellite-manors that orbited their planetary estates (preferring isolation to interacting with the scum on the surface) and they have continued to serve them well in their current form.Their gloomy halls and windowless chambers provide protection for their delicate skin, and, as each Manor is equipped with orbital and ship-to-ship weaponry, a means of suppressing revolts below and fighting off Imperial incursions from the outside.In their years of isolation, the Counts have experimented out of necessity with technology, applying their latent psychic talents to assembling great weapons of war.This can be seen most prevalently by the means in which they power their craft: not through fuel of any conventional means, but through raw psychic power.Of course, powering an entire ship on one's own would invariably result in overexertion and subsequent death, so the Counts employ the assistance of thousands upon thousands of brainwashed Thralls who are literally burned out like cheap batteries as living fuel.In mathematical terms, a Count wishing to take his Satellite-Manor to coordinates X, Y would need to expend X amounts of Thralls in order to do so.Similarly, they would need to use X number of Thralls to fire a shot of X power level at an incoming ship.As to FTL travel, this is supplied by the Counts themselves, who act in the role of Navigator (possessing, as I said, several degrees of Navigator blood in their complex pedigrees)While the counts are perfectly capable of facilitating Warp Travel, this comes at great risk and expenditure to themselves, and most prefer to keep their manors fairly sedentary, using traditional STL travel methods and slingshotting off of planets’ orbits for short journeys and employing a court composed of large numbers of low ranking Vampyre nobility to supplement their strength when warp travel is needed
I'm glad this thread is still going! I had some ideas last night while trying to sleep.Ok so spit balling but let me know what you guys think.Lets say the Virus is a modified anti-warp/psyker weapon, made by hereteks on modified Necron tech. So the virus is meant to convert normal beings into anti-warp weapons. It does this by turning their biological bits into cyber-pariahs. But its more than that, you see they've been looking for a way to both create artificial blanks, and to also weaponize them. And its not enough for them to just hurt pyschics by proximity, they've also learned to harness the psycher/blank reaction as a power source. Something about the reaction when blanks push back psychic energies can be used as a powersource by the infected. This is why they still keep around uninfected! Its not enough to just turn a planet into cyber zombies, they need to keep around a plethora of living being so they can intermingle and feed off the destruction of their psychic energy. This is why a natural blank is so powerful as well, the nanomachines feed off psychic destruction that they themselves create, but with a natural pariah they don't need to exert themselves to create that effect, they can just help to enhance it and use the resulting energies to enhance the host to a more durable level.And as for why pre-cyborgs have more resistances and basically become cybermancers instead of more zombies and ghouls is that they have pre existing neural tech, whether in basic neural tech, or in a black carapace attached to a nervous system. But that these beings need to take in new biomatter to distract the virus from entirely assimilating them into said mindless husks.
>>54334662They already have space cathedrals, I love the idea of giant space mansions with orbital weapons.Anyone read the Deathstalker series? He has a giant stone keep that teleports into orbit and reveals its a complete space worthy fort that just flies through space blasting abominations.
>>54334662This is fun, and while Psychic powers feels very vampirish(controlling thralls, or sucking mental energy) I like the twist of them being Pariahs. I feel like it blends well to offset them to the rest of 40k, and with how fantasy warhammer has the connection between Tomb Kings and Vamps, this has a connection between Necrons and Vamps.
>>54334688Oh and the idea of giant army of blanks is just plain OP against some forces out there, for balance sake lets say that lesser Turned can only really make that effect in high numbers. The Cybermancers on the other hand can do the effect at will at varying levels of power, but doing so increases the effect of the virus' assimilation of their remaining biomatter, which leads to the loss of their freewill, which leads to them needing to take in more bio-matter/blood.
>>54334746Yep! Damn shame I can't find more fitting artwork of Manor-Satellites, but I'll do me best.>>54334769Hm. I think they could certainly work as Pariahs, this is just my own take on them /tg/ and I came up with in the last 40k vamp thread. By all means, reform whatever of my ideas you like the look of into something that floats your own boat I ain't stingy.> Though their ways have quite divulged from Imperial Orthodoxy, the Counts still see themselves as being subjects of the God Emperor. More so, in fact, than the filth of the Imperium proper, as many see their genetic uniqueness as proof of their direct relation to the Emperor himself (More reasonable Counts theorizing that they may be a distant outcome of one of the Emperor's many lost projects to uplift the human race) Regardless of the case, the Vampires universally loathe ordinary humans, especially of the Imperium, as inferior examples of men and their rightful slaves.
>>54335041So Infantry.Naturally, their core unit takes the form of the ubiquitous Thrall: a mindless husk enslaved to the will of a Count and armed with rudimentary armour (optional) and weaponry.Just like in Space, the Vampires can consume these Thralls in order to fuel their Psychic powers and further augment their already impressive abilities.This lends itself to a unique school of tactics and strategy revolving around managing the same plentiful resource for both infantry and artillery.A Count might rush his Thralls into one side of an opposing force (causing them to mass on that flank) and then consume them to bombard their exposed and crippled underbelly with Psychic blasts.In addition to these Thralls, most Counts employ a mass conscript army of their serfs that resembles an Imperial Guard regiment, except with shittier gear and far poorer morale.Traveling further up the chain of command, Counts tend to possess elite units of personal bodyguard known as Ghouls kept fanatically loyal to him or herself through generations of service. This force tends to feature highly experienced veterans that the Counts have kept unnaturally young through the powers of the Warp and many even approach younger Space Marines in age. They employ these centuries of combat expertise to brutal use with their array of Archaeotech weaponry that has been kept in the Noble families since the Age of Strife.To top this off, many of these elite shock troops have developed a taste for blood themselves, their ancestors having occasionally fostered bastard children with their masters.The Vampire Counts themselves are also fearsome presence on the battlefield, attacking the very minds of their opponents to inspire mass terror and blasting the enemy to smithereens with the raw power of the Warp.
>>54335061Although they all stem from the same major bloodline, there are variations in Clan amongst the Counts.The most numerous and influential of these are, of course, the Von Carsteins.The Von Carsteins control a majority of the agri and hive worlds in the sector and, as a result, are able to field massive armies of thralls and serf conscripts that put that of other clans to shame.In addition, thanks to a surplus of 'fuel' to experiment with, the Von Carsteins are unquestionably the most powerful Psykers of the Vampire counts, and have even been known to summon Daemons into battle and exert limited control over them.
>>54335202The Țepeș are descended from Feudal Lords and Tribal Chiefs of Feudal and Feral worlds respectively, and possess a decidedly militant culture.The Țepeș are die-hard advocates of "Might-Makes-Right", casting out any members who prove too frail for their standards.Țepeș subscribe to an odd system of chivalry and insist on taking blood exclusively from the worthy, preferably after a fairly one-sided duel in the name of 'honour'One of their more bizarre aspects, the Țepeș claim to have discovered a method of absorbing the ancestral memory of their kills. Whether this is mere esoteric nonsense or truth remains to be seen, but something must be said for the martial prowess the Țepeș display in battle.The Țepeș prefer to engage in melee combat, and as such, have developed means of enhancing their deadly craft. By extracting iron from the blood itself, the Țepeș forge what they refer to as (fittingly) "Blood Iron", which they forge into warp-attuned power weapons and armour.
>>54335229Last but not least, the Moreau are the sector's industrial powerhouse, claiming the forgeworlds of Transylv'an as their home.While their powers are nowhere near as developed as their counterparts in other clans, they maintain a foothold through their unrivaled technological might, hoarding archaeotech wonders and manufacturing a seemingly endless line of cybernetically augmented Servitor-Thralls.Though rumours, especially those spread by a Vampire, are never to be trusted, reliable sources of Imperial informants claim that the Moreau have or have at some point had relationships to the Dark Mechanicus.
Xenos from a moon orbiting a dying sun, their small empire was destroyed by chaos, and they were driven the the edge of extinction. Their sole mission is to destroy the chaos gods. To do this they've developed nano-machines that sever emotional and cognitive function in bipeds, making the host a zombie that can only follow basic commands. These lobotomised beings have almost no presence in the warp, and are like spoiled food for demons.The xenos travel to planets alone, or in small groups, infecting populaces with the nanomachines (which are self reproducing) the zombies bite other civilians, within a month or so an earth like planet will be entirely under the xenos' thrall. The xenos are blinded by light, forcing them to live nocturnally or else wear modified suits on earth-like planets. They never developed FTL travel, and among the surviving xenos there are too few scientists/engineers to learn the art, therefore when they travel they need to stow aboard other races' ships. Due to their critically endangered status, they prefer not to fight, leaving that to their thralls, who fight fearlessly though ineptly. When forced to fight, the xenos are naturally more powerful fighters than humans, and they wear power armor of great quality, they are also supported by bat-like drones.
>>54316782I saw that image and I am sorry but I must now rage.I HAVE THE MINI OF HER AND FUCK HER FUCKING MECHADENDRITES FUCKING BULLSHIT ASS SHIT CONSTANTLY FALLING OFF
>>54313974Blood Angels already exist, Plague Zombies already exist. Also that guy in Necromunda, Karloth Valois the Zombie Master was a Vampire.
>>54313974aren't the Blood Angels and Night Lords basically the vampires in 40k?
>>54334870>Oh and the idea of giant army of blanks is just plain OP against some forces out thereIf the idea is for this faction to be a 40k version of Vampire Counts, then you'd really only have a couple of vamps in an army while the rest are disposable lesser undead with none of the fancy powers of their masters.
>>54337906Yeah but you need a reason for the vampirism, and that idea was based around a virus reverse engineered from necron tech by hereteks. The virus has a crazy effect on blanks, and I was thinking it could have been made to turn people into artificial blanks. But the effect isn't that strong on random people. Really it would have been a failure as a weapon if it didn't have such a more powerful effect on cyborgs and pre-existing blanks.Anyway thats my idea for 40k vamps anyway.
>>54336011Anon do you need to vent?
>>54339062ok so lets Develop the Blood Nights a little bit.what are they and why did they Come to Lahmia-IV?should we use CSM warband creation tables for this or what?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>54340240Can't hurt
>>54340479>Legion Warband (a warband of one of the nine original Chaos Space Marine Legions)Reason to Fall. d100
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>54340629Last roll fyi late here in Berlin
>>54340676It was discovered that the Chapter's progenitor was a Traitor Legion (roll on Traitor Legion table to decide which).well we already know who those are.
>>54340708Warbands Beliefs, d10
Spit Ball idea.The Bloody Tears are a space marine chapter of the 21 Cursed Founding.The Basic Idea behind there creation was to make a cross Blood Angel and Nightlord Geneseed to make some weird super murderers.The result was a Blood Angel Chapter who all become the Night Haunter whenever any of them fall to the Black Rage.
>>54338239Given that hereteks are the ones doing this, the nanotech virus could have simply been created by them so they could integrate Necron tech into their bodies. No need for an "artificial blanks" weapons program or anything so elaborate; just some crazy bastards desperate for power and immortality.Plus, if the damage to their souls was an unintended side effect of having a necrodermis-infused body rather than the goal of the process, you could have a good excuse for them to act like vampires rather than just evil cyborgs. Gotta consume the life essence of mortals to help preserve their souls or they risk ending up suffering the madness and loss of self that rekt so many of the Necrons.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>54340742
>>54313974>a faction Chaos hates and which is anti-Chaos to its very core should have something to do with Chaosdumb cunt
>>54340928>Loathed. Many of, if not all, the marines in the warband refuse to see Chaos as an ally and shun those who submit themselves to it, realizing the dangers of Chaos' ever-shifting nature.Skipping worship, roll d100 for form of beliefs
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>54341002>Many of, if not all, the marines in the warband refuse to see Chaos as an ally and shun those who submit themselves to itWell, that makes a lot of sense considering >>54340939
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>54340810Thank You>>54341235>>54341248 God I hate Phoneposting
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>54341235
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>54341286>Accept Any And All - Thieves and whores, traitors and scum alike are welcome to join the Warband's forces. Mutants, Beastmen and former foes can be found serving in this Warband.Rolling for Demeanor
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>54341310> Extra Heresy. A surprisingly large amount of the warband is willing to work alongside aliens, so long as they also worship Chaos (also this isn’t always the case. May also just include mutual hatred for the same enemy.). The battle-brothers in this force are more tolerant than most others.Thank you Dice-God for giving us these rolls.Rolling for Common Mutations
>>54341344>>54341310>>54341002So they reject the Chaos gods but are still heretics because they're too damned chivalrous to accept the authoritarian orthodoxy of the Imperium?Shit, these guys are the perfect blood knights!
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>54341368Rolling for "Fanatic Devotion"
>>54341405LOUD AND PROUD - Marines feel to need to announce their arrival to their foe, making it clear just who the hell they are and that they are here.Rolling for Champion
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>54341441
Rolled 32 (1d100)
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>54341458>>54341459>Warband leaderLets just say Chaos lord because i dont think NanoMachines can mess with a Demon Prince
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>54341485Re-Roll
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>54341501>The hero corrupted nearly an entire sector of planets, causing the populations of them to fall to Chaos. If your warband loathes Chaos, he instead managed to get entire sectors to violently rebel against Imperium rule, throwing them into total anarchy.>hey are u guys Vampires, too?>uh, sure?>can we join you?>..yea?Warband "Homeworld" what planet did the counts gave them after joining there Cause
>>54341543>Prison Worldwell this is getting dark fast
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>54341592Rolling Terrain
Anyone wanna help out?>jungleReRoll?
>>54341683>jungleCould always be a temperate rainforest world. That should make for a suitably foggy and spooky endless forest.
>>54341761well why would that place be a Prison Planet tho?for the convince lets just say the place is a Training/Recruiting place for them and they use convicts from around the Transylv'an as Recruits
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>54341638ComBAT Doctrine
>>54341817Wait, so Transylv'an is confirmed for sector name?I think there are enough runaway serfs to fulfil criminal requirements
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>54341834>RIP AND TEAR!Rolling Special Equipment>>54341860we allready made these guys a Casltevania reference. we lets just go fullham
>>54341901>special armorSo they wear extra heavy plate armor to go along with their doctrine of getting in close to hit the enemy with their swords?The dice gods clearly know what's up.
>>54341901Alroighty then.Transyl'van was just the sector name used for the other Vampyre Count dump, so wanna make sure I don't get mixed up
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>54341901>Warband Status
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>54341955So there's a lot of them. Makes sense for a warband that takes in fugitive criminals and heretics.Rolling for cause of increased strength.
>>54342040>The Warband is favoured by a mighty Chaos Lord, or perhaps one of the Legions, and allows it to draw upon their forces.so do we fucking torture and force CMS to join our Cause?
>>54342078*Torturing and Forcing
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>54342135Rolling "Allies"any of the options we can fluff to fit the Cyber Vampyrs
>>54315511Always wanted crons to have more specialized unit choices according to the C'tan you choose. Wraiths=The Nightlord, Pariahs=The Deceiver, Void Dragon=Tomb Stalker, The Stanger=?????
>>54342151>Populace of a waning Imperial Planetreroll?
>>54342162we could probally use that as a Influence for the Lords of the Vampyre'swanna help/have help to expand upon the idea?
>>54342179>implying that isn't the peasants of not!Transylvania in the grip of the Cyber Vampires
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>54342151Rolling for Enemies now
>>54315636I can understand why they got rid of it but there was gold in there is it's unfortunate. As for the Pariahs, fuck their old rules, bring them back as nanite scarab swarms that can sudo-deepstrike by mimicking enemy troop units. In the fluff this would mean you could have Pariah spies assuming identities, on the table they're just specialized ambushers.
>>54342283>Specific Dark Eldar Kabal/leaderagain, we could fluff this that there "fighting" the Cyber Vampyrs mascaraing as Deldar.>>54342283ok then, Feudal world that is a Prisonworld as a front.
so I have a question about the vampyres we have made so far: do they drink blood or consume souls? rather how do they sustain themselves off the innocent?
>>54342354Drink blood and convert it To more Nanomachines to fix everying important (Nobles, Bio Freaks, Corps Constructs, Mascaraed/infiltrators.Souls are a uninteded side effect that might make weird Demons and summons stuff like NOT!Kurze.
>>54342287>Dark Eldar KabalSo, we've basically got Dracula defending Transylvania from Sultan Mehmed?
OP here. Going to be working on the color schemes For the Bloody Tearswhile im gone you guys write fluff.
>>54342354I feel like they've got to be blood drinkers, if only for the sake of thematic consistency. If they were just after souls, they'd seem too much like Dark Eldar or Chaos.
>>54342556Have any other work arounds for NOT!Kurze Horseman then?make him a C'tan shard or something?
So hows this as a Paint Scheme?
>>54342926Could be something like the Blood Angels chapter's Sanguinor, or the Green Knight from Bretonnia, an ancient champion who supernaturally manifests to aid his comrades in times of great peril.
>>54342953Seems pretty good, though it looks a lot like a Khornate marine. But then there's probably no way to avoid that given the red color scheme we're going for.
>>54343051Ok, But how do we do that without the Aid of the Warp in someway?
>>54343188Well its a start, we/I could give them Dark Blue highlight for the Hands, boots, and Pauldron"s Replace the Gold with Bronze. and put Batwings on them.
>>54343279>put Batwings on themThis.Most of what would make these guys look distinctive from other CSMs would have to be done by converting the models a bit.
>>54341901>>54341834We should probably add Terror Tactics,'Cause, y'know, Night Lords
so what should the Chaos Lord's name be?should we go with something suddle or call him "Vla'lucard"? also should he be the one worst Inflicted with The Night's Curse? (the geneseed defect)
>>54343838Call him Szepesh. It's a semi-phonetic spelling of Tepes, Vlad III's epithet.
>>54343873Val'ucaard Szepesh? that sounds good.is there any Character creation Tables we can use? or are going to Spitball fluff it?
>>54343919What kind of table would you even use for a Chaos Lord who doesn't follow Chaos?
>>54344043oh, what ever. is there a thing that'll help up develop him as a character faster.
so >>54341310 Mentioned that we accept pretty much everyone, including Mutants and Beastmen.so can the shitty hometurf prison planet have Cyborgized Beastmen inhabiting the Forrest/Planet?like as a garrison force that sometimes harasses the local human inhabitants?
ok, I have somemore ideas for the Bloody Tears. who wants to hear?
>>54344678Go for it.
>>54319845Don't forget they're undead, so strictly the perview of pappy Nurgle. Unlife, the risen dead, the eternal rot that can never truly die, that is his sphere to shape.
I wish this was two threads, since I honestly couldn't care less about another chaos warband, but I'm going to keep writing fluff about Nerata and MekashNerata looked out the view-screen of her spire to observe the world that was now slaved to her collective, either literally, or through oaths of fealty. She had not expected the side effect of the Blanks being infected being able to resist her direct will, but nearly all of them eventually bended the knee to their patient-zero.With a wave of her hands, the planetary landscape was replaced with an all-too familiar face in a screen.“Mekash. Our experiment was a success. The planet has been fully subjugated to our superiority. I believe it is time for us to expand.”“My dear, you're still thinking like a mortal. You're never going to die. You can wait for the perfect time to strike: just be patient.”“I'm tired of your excuses Mekash. Imperial investigations have ended, and other than the food shipments, they've all but left us alone. Now is the perfect time to strike.”“Actually darling... three months ago was the perfect time to strike, and it went swimmingly. Our little empire has dozens of planetary fiefdoms.”“What? And why was I not informed? What port-spire did you send these from, because I've been monitoring all of them.”“The one on Mars my little prototype. There's no need for obfuscation at this point.”“But... you're here... and the astropaths have no messages save those which I've personally given them.”“Well... there is A version of me that's there. What obligation did you think I was under to delete my original when transfering to the ship's computers?”“YOU WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH CUTTING ME OUT MEKASH”“You were a good prototype, and you may enjoy your reward. Goodbie.”
>>54344741>Warband/floats visits Lahmia-IV>chapter apothecary/'s explain to the System Governor that the Geneseed super fucked and the Chapter Master is hearing voices and has outbursts of Extreme acts of violence and cruelty>"oh well we have a Magos with us mabye she can fix it">Chapter Master, and by the Chapter/Warband gets Infected as well.>suddenly there armor can melt and turn into normal and go inside there skin and turn into normal cloathing.>"nothing gets fixed really, but due to persuaseve talk Nerata convinces the NightLords warband to disguise themselves as loyalists and hide and keep watch over a strain infecting a Feudal World.Cont?
>>54344887Naw naw naw man. Don't mix the two. Vampires as just another flavor of chaos marines is fine, and vampires as a necron-heretek-collaboration cyber-virus is fine too, but trying to mix the to disparate feels.... forced.
>>54344866Ok then, lets come up with a Compromise.Does the local planet play the slowgame and Build a Vampire Planet through Generations? or does Mekash have several different Projects involving Nanodermis that his Heretekult (this sounded better in my head) Orchestrates for him?
The as the festival wore down, the remaining Emperor's Angels gathered at the center of town, and began regailing the children and townsfolk with a story. The campfire almost seemed to obey the rules of drama, flickering at all the appropriate times to highlight the storyteller's intent. This was surely strange, for the Angels of Death to stay after the fight, but none had ever seen them in person before, and none could question this irregularity....
>You may not believe it, but once upon a time, there was a time when we angels were corrupted. Down to our strongest willed, each had given in to the will of the dark gods... but do not worry, fate was to bring us a salvation.>On a long lost world, we met with another, different corruption, one which we believed we could combat: but instead it spread to us.>At first, when its effects were young, we believed it a boon, the heretical whispers of the warp no longer touched our souls. For the first time in centuries, our souls were silend and at peace....until a new whisper came.>First it was but a whisper, but then the hunger grew. Our souls were protected from the ruinous powers, but at a price: both in cure of our original heresy, and as punishment for it, the souls of our brethren slipped slowly into the night, and only one sacrifice could bring it back: blood.>But fear not, for our great leader: the most honorable of warriors, took us from war to war, sating our bloodlust on the suffering of the wicked. Our brothers marched forward, facing greater and greater foes, until there were none left here who could challenge him.>However, this newfound strength did not sate his thirst... he needed greater foes to fight, and so he left us, to march into the eye of terror itself. It was there that he found THE DRAGON.>Greater than any daemon, this ancient being fought tooth and nail, but he could not stand against our lord, and with valiant chainsword in hand, he seperated the beast's head from its body, and devoured its heart.... and for the first time since our original fall, his soul knew true, LASTING peace.... and he returned to us to share his peace.> “And you no longer felt the hunger?” And that's how you came to save us from the scary bug-things” came a child's voice.>No. It was only lessened. Only our lord has found true purity, but still we seek. Where once, whole planets would be needed, now only a single village will suffice.
>>54344866>Mekash returns to his little temple in the Wyld of Mars.>Turns out he as Several Projects scattered around the Galaxy, all involving Nanodermis>one is a Space Marine chapter with a Geneseed modification that turns there Armor and Black Carapace made of Nanodermis>another is a Deldar Cabal/Haemonculus he trades the "Failed" Experiments with. infiltrating them in secrete.>another is at the fringes of the Galaxy, the Halo stars, where a Nanovirus Cult is reviving old relics of the men Men of Iron.Cont?
>>54345049I think Makesh allows each little kingdom to expand independently once he's planted it, but stops helping them once they're established, because he has better things to do. Similarly... I just had the idea of him staying within his Tesseract Vault willingly for saftey, and orchestrating things from within.Now that I wrote this for fun>>54345198 I could kind of see a night-lords warband becoming not-blood-dragons, but I still feel like they should no longer be touched by chaos: the taint of chaos was replaced by the taint of the nano-virus, and they are trying to fix themselves through martial perfection... just like the blood dragons.
>>54345205Von Carstien equivalent>The rogue-trader family Van-Der-Sten. Upon finding an archanotech device they had been commissioned to find beyond the reach by an anonymous benefactor on Mars, they began to change. Their longevity treatments seem to be the best in the galaxy, and their fortunes seem to keep rising.
who said anything of them being from The Nightlords directly? The Mechanicus Made the Bloody Tears during the Cursed Founding when they where "improving" Geneseed.The Bloody Tears where just a way to weaponize the Black Rage for Maximum Terror and Strike assault efficiency.Things kinda changed though when certin Hereteks implanted "Experemental" into them. removing Black Carapace armor for special Nanopace.
>>54345330>>54345205Strogoi equivalent>Fanatical Puritan Xenos Inquisitor, who loaths xenos, but reluctantly uses a warband that features Jokaero heavily (though she keeps them caged when not in uses, and grequently abuses them.)>Inquisitor investigates anomalous Necron artifact at the behest of Mars. Taking her trusty band of war-chimp-slaves. The virus infects and drains every single member of the warband, except for the Inquisitor and one Jokaero, both of whom happened to be blanks. The Jokaero thinks faster, and takes out its aggression on the Inquisitor.>Infected Jokaero-Vamp-Lord is much more aggressive than traditional Jokaero, and begins building for war. Normally the Jokaero don't speak, but in the heat of battle, this one (who has since grown to tremendous size) occasionally screams out a single battle cry: STROGOOOOI
>>54345489*for special Nanopace Armor.
>>54345555Yeah, I'm literally watching the first and second new planet-of-the-apes on-demand right now. Not even gonna lie: that was my inspiration.
>>54345597well you did good anon.though I still feel like the strigoi are Vampyrs who where made by the Halo Devices.mabye the Jokaro is where Ghouls/Equivalence came from?or mabye Ghouls come from halo stars, I dont Know. ill pull something out of my ass
>>54345489>>54345513however, due to a Unkown factor whenever they leave a Battlefield the dead would always rise back up from the dead, this would often plunge plannets they saved straight back into anarchy as soon as they left.this Pissed the Inquisition off to no end, and after the Firehawk incident they immediately set there sights on the Bloody Tears, hence why there Traitors.Mekash and Void Dragon laughing.jpg
>>54345636I feel like Jokaero blanks aren't numerous enough to be Ghouls. Maybe that's what happened to the infected Jokaero who weren't blanks.Results of Halo-Devices, feels like maybe a Vergheist or something
>>54345777ok, Ghouls and Strigoi coverd, lets just go with the Idea that The Jokaero are actual Monkeys and the mutations are a unintended side effect of them not being 100% human, but still have enough of the right bits with out mutalating the body and turning it into a Corpse Construct.
>>54316444>Hell, thinking about it you could probably very easily make everything about this Virus connected to every chaos god in one way or another.I think Space-Vampyrism works better as an anti-chaos weapon where the cure might be worse than the disease.
>>54345908"wait, you mean we just have to inject ourselves with this black dust and ill be back to normal? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP"five weeks later the Obliterator was found dead as a Corpse Construct in Miami.
>>54345205>Theres even a Forgeworld where the Bulk of his Cult operate at who makes Nanodermis infused Weaponry for the Guard that slowly convirts them into Thralls, bound eternally to the Weapons that there New Gods have made for them.
>>54344090I figure a lot of his lore is already established by the RNG gods earlier in the thread. Just a matter of filling in the gaps.So we've got this brutal but honorable warrior who was forced out of the Imperium not because of treason, but because it was discovered that his chapter were descended from the Night Lords' tainted gene seed. Living in exile with his battle brothers on the fringes of the remote Transylv'an Sector, he came to hate the dogmatic ways of the Imperium he once served, but was too proud to become a slave to the Chaos Gods as so many others had. He reformed his warband as a knightly order holding dominion over the serfs of the sector's feudal worlds, swelling the ranks of his forces with whatever wayward souls who would swear to his code.As his warband grew in influence, it was only a matter of time before he attracted the attention of Imperial agents. Now accused as a Chaos Lord by his former masters, he faced overwhelming forces arrayed against him. The Dark Gods once more sought his loyalty with offers of great power, yet once more he refused them. It was then, in his darkest hour, that a strange envoy came before him. A pale creature of glistening synthetic flesh and almost formless grace. She claimed to speak for one on Mars, bearing a mighty gift for those who, like her nameless master, stood apart from the Imperium. What choice did he have but to accept?He and his men were transformed, their bodies remade in a blasphemous fusion of flesh and Necron nano-technology. Beyond the grip of death, stronger and faster than any mortal man, they swept aside the Imperial expeditionary force in a single night of horror and blood. It was only then that he came to understand the price he had paid for this victory as he watched his men feast upon the dying and felt the same hunger growing insatiably within him.
>>54345330>>54345506>>54346051Another was A Knight World, where a Breed of Homo sapiens variatus, Beastmen resides, planet corrupted by the cursed Knights taining there very earth,something, something, there all Robots like>>54344451 and >>54344465
>>54346134it later turns out that The Entire Sector of Transylv'an where filled with these halfed finished projects, and Nerata was the last piece to be placed on this ever growing jigsaw puzzle
>>54346083>>54346172the entire sector was a dumping ground basically. and Nerata is now the unifying the various strains under her will because she's a subconsisly under the controll of the last Pariah, Mekash.too sueish?
>>54346172>>54346220I like itAnd never be affraid of being too "Sueish" in a setting like 40k. Remember, this is "Metal Album Cover" the setting. Just have fun.
>>54346464im glad to hear that. thank you Anon i needed that as a motivatori have some more kinda bad writefag storys for the local guard regiment and there weapons. who wanna hear?
ok so instead of wasting our time rolling a Guard Regiment we should just pick the traits one post at a and I'll write something on in the morning.ill start https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Imperial_Guard_Regiment_Creation_Tables>Penal Legion, cause why not.
>>54346523Rock on bro. By all means share. Though this might actually reach a second thread lol.
>>54346683++Munition Complaint, Transylv'an System, Necropolis Corpse korps++This Message is inteded to go to the Departmento Munitoru, General of the CK 8th regiment reporting in.<sigh>, I regret to report that our resupplies where not the Medication we Requested, but alas, more lasguns for the 10th time this year. and while we all "appreciate" the fact that you atleast supplied us with exotic models, we regret that there all faulty.while there deffinetly more effective at removing the Ork Scurge on this plannet, vaporising flesh of these savage beasts with green fire, we have had numerous reports that the Majority of the stock have been leaking a strange black "syrupy" supstance that the troops cant wash off with water supplies. also some reports are saying that the harsh green light the gun exhausts are obnoxious to the eyes. which is discouraging to the men.we request for the Departmento to resucure these experimental weaponry and resuply us with medical equipment>the picture supplied with the message is of a Lasgun that apperes to be infused with a Gause Flayer
>>54346680>actual people in the guard are all vat born clones with good equipment, while the penal part of the legion is gifted with all the broken toys deemed unusfull by the Synthoid vat borns.
>>54346903>Punishment/Redemption/Recycling, bassically, if you get high enought in the Regiment, you get "recycled" and become a clone host for the Sythoid regiment
>>54346927>homeworld is a death world. clones are the only export of the planet, the penal legion is recruited from prisoners/crimanals from around the sector
>>54346943>turrain is airless. eveyone lives undergound in bunkers metro style
>>54346957>the entire regiment comprises of Infentry. no tanks or aircraft is supplied
>>54346967>the regiment excels nowhere in combat exept for human wave tactic
>>54346987>there loyalty is undisciplined, they fight only to get the rights to be cloned.
>>54347012>there special equipment is the Elite sythoid troops that are cloned underneath the bowls of there planet who have special augmentations that allow them to live on the surface of the planets lifeless surface
>>54347045>Esotaric beliefs in Steel Over Flesh
>>54346680>>54346903>>54346927>>54346943>>54346957>>54346967>>54346987>>54347012>>54347045>>54347056what do you guys think?
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>>54345330I feel like the Inquisitor should be the one who leads to the Von Carsien equivalent and the Rogue Traders should be a Luthor Harkon/vampire coast expy.
>>54347335The Von Carsteins are decadent nobles who operate on the fringes of The Empire in WHFBNow what screams "decadent noble on the fringes of the imperium" inquisitor, or rogue trader
>>54347583Planetary Govenors who live in/around the Halo Stars.
>>54347583>>54347615Cyber Vampyrs live and dwell in and around the areas of Space known as "The Halo Stars" Reason being is that while officially being outside the Borders of the Imperium, the vast, vast magority of planets are either Poorly Documented, or down right ignored. allowing entire empires, both traitor and xeno to flourish.such conditions allow the Cyber Vampyrs to reign freely outside the scrutiny of The Inquition and Impirum at largI pulled all this out my ass but there ya go, Von Carstein expy
>>54347744also what should the 40k Von Carsteins should be called?I want to think that the Inquisitor >>54331282mentioned to be another Agent should be the Projenitor of the "main" strain. should we name/develop her or what?
>>54347812>also what should the 40k Von Carsteins should be called?Van-Der-Sten. It's very similar to Von Carstein, but while slavic names represent opulent third world noble wealth in the medieval erra, South-Affrican sounding names denote opulent third-world wealth in the modern erra.
>>54331282>>54347892>Inquisitor Zon Vandersten returns home to meet his wife or whatever.>turns out he is a Inquisitor that keep sure that planets outside the official border of the Imperium stay loyal.>infects wife>Bangs wife>wife gets kids>spoiled shit kids get planets as gifts>Vanderson strain gets loose and spreads around the galaxy
Difficult to do, seeing how vampires are so fucking weak within the context of 40k that it took until the 13th Black Crusade for the Imperium to kickstart an undead hunting Inquisition branch.....and those guys exclusively go after magical Nurgle undead.Really, there's no way a vampire can survive in a setting where GODDAMN SUN GUNS are commonplace.
>>54348059>sungun are common placelook ano, just because Lasguns can be charged in the sun does NOT mean they shoot concentrated beams of sunlight
>>54348129Plasma guns and I guess a melta works too.
>>54348129I dunno man. Lasguns act pretty much as carbine-sized HMG's. So I guess you can just keep shooting a vampire with a lasgun until the vampire runs out of blood to regenerate its flesh, and then you can just keep shooting it until it dies.
>>54348172Anon, are those really common place?
So how does the Virus react to Xenos/Abhuman life, like Ogryns, Ratlings, and squats?
>>54348306Well, the way I immagined it, it replaces biomass, while consuming the soul, so anything carbon-based that has a soul is fair game.Might have issues with Orks, because their soul is weird, and part of the WAAAGH collective, but theorhetically if the Nanodermis-corrupted/replaced souls outnumbered the WAAAAGH-souls, then MAYBE it might start working, but 9/10 times, you just get a CyborkSImilarly, the Tyranids don't have true souls, or if they do, it's a soul from another galaxy where souls and the warp work fundementally differently, and are probably not suitable fuel for the Nanodermis.Just my thoughts though