How would you create an IG Regiment based off Pacific Northwestern tribes like the Tlingit? What would their big shtick be? I feel like it could be a fun concept.
>>59147529I have no idea, but I'll bump this for you because it sounds cool as hell
>>59147529>Native Americans but they ARE the totem polesThat’s rad!
Can I get a quick rundown on this very specific topic?
>>59148766Pacific Northwestern native's wore armor made of wood and bone.
>>59147529>What would their big shtick be?Guerrilla/forest combat and anti kroot
>>59148766>Wooden armor that could take gunshots>Could canoe from Alaska to Puget Sound to raid>Excellent use of firearms due to extensive trade>Fought a war with Russia in which they were far better equipped
>>59147529They should rely on assault style warfare as well as sock and awe tactics. The Salish were infamous for attacking out of the fog, landing special war canoes that held up to twenty warriors each. They styled their armor to look like animals and evil spirits to terrify their victims.You IG Regiment is basically just the Night Lords.
>>59147529Head carvings denote rank. Wooden armor, made from a tree that is on their homeworld and won't grow elsewhere gives them a +1 save, to a max of a 4+ (Equivilant to ceramite)
I suppose there's only one way to handle this. TO THE CHARTS!Should we skip portions where we already want certain aspects of the Regiement to be in particular?
>>59149991Just about to say this. Time to get rolling.Probably a good idea to skip stuff we already know/want to do.
>>59150005Alright you space niggers.We already know we're Imp Guard so we're proper and awesomeDo we need to roll for regiment demographics? If so drop a d100
Rolled (1d00)>>59150101Lets go
>>59150267Re-roll my dude, you did 1d00We're Imperials not Tzeench cultist
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>59150300Just fuck my shit up senpai
>>59150333Well fuck my sideways. We're made up of abhumans. This should make things interestingThe next two roles are nature of recruitment and Homeworld. I imagine at least the homeworld to be a feral world unless anyone thinks differently but do we need to role for the first?
This looks like pure fucking heresy
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>59150420I'd imagine a colder world with lots of coastal areas or something. Feral world is fine, it makes sense.
>>59150420If they’re abhumans, what the fuck are they?
They better have the sweet-ass blanket capes.
>>59150440Agreed. also, the 8 means we're standard conscription.>>59150447Damn, Good question, There's nothing that says we can't make up some kidn of imperial sanctioned abhuman race
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>59150467Rolling for regiment Core UnitsAlso, fuck, Is there a way to determine Abhumans?
>>59150531We can't roll for them, but we can decide them. I'd say a definite thing should be a pigmentary mutation that causes their skin to pick up patterns similar to the art. Maybe also loosely base them after those radical orca-wolf monster things?
>>59150531There doesn't seem to be a chart for it although a quick read on wikipedia mentions clans having associationg to ravens and eagles so that can be a start. slightly avian abhumans perhaps.Also, your role suggest heavy infantry which I think fits well with what we've seen and kinda wanted in the first place.
I'm not sure the answer to this, but I've been working on a wild west world and specific details about makes a particular area or tribe's indians distinct and interesting is very relevant to my interests, so I'm monitoring this thread. The OP image and this >>59149552 in particular so far have been very useful tidbits.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>59150571Akhluts! That's what those were called. In any case I think >>59150573 has a decent idea with some form of avian, but I'd like to stray from straight birdmen. Maybe feathery hair and strange pigmentation, making them appear like some kind of weird forest creatures?in any case, rolling for specialization.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Rolling for specialization>>59150571>>59150573Interesting ideas. I do sorta like the idea of slightly avian abhumans, but in what ways and why would they evolve into birds?
>>59150654>>59150642Of the two rolls I think lightning strike works better based on the source material.
>>59150654>>59150642Maybe they have down sort of like penguins that helps them to swim and stay warm sort of like water fowl or penguins i guess except they're limbs arn't stubby, no beaks I guess but that could be reflected in their helmets
>>59150684Maybe pseudobeaks, kind of like the stylized nose on this mask? I could see them having slight down with more pronounced amounts of it resembling hair and the like.Rolling for loyalty rating.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>59150715Whoops, forgot my dice.
>>59150730>Undisciplined"Fucking white-bread Cadians get out of my canoe reeeeeeeee"
>>59150715I like it, I get the feeling with all the colors on their masks and armor maybe their world is particularly dull in color and so would they, maybe a a lot of black and greys and shit
>>59150775I could see it as the opposite, where the landscape of their planet is festooned in reds, blacks, blues and greens, and while their uniform looks tacky and colorful on other planets, on their home turf its crazy good camouflage.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>59150730Rolling for special equiptment
>>59150811>Modified weaponryOh boy....Reinforced Las Rifles that can be used as clubs?
>>59150811I'd like to pose that we skip Regimental Creed, and preselect it as Tribal Faiths
>>59150843Agreed, also, I'm a faggot, ignore >>59150837 89 is preferred fighting style
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>59150811Let's see who our friends are.>>59150715>>59150684Would pic related to a lesser extent make some form of sense? Maybe a more hooked nose?
>cool idea for guard>immediately want to turn them into furries/tg/ pls
>>59150906I was thinking a little less bird than that, but that's not bad for what we could call "feral" members of this abhuman species. The ones who still live out in the coldwater sounds of the homeworld, not joining the Guard.We are friends with another guard regiment though, so there's that! Now we just need a roll for our enemies.
>>59150924>slight animistic traits related to their culture>furry
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>59150952So have some more devolved versions of this abhuman race running around? Maybe they make up some shock troops when they are wrangled in by their more civilized cousins
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>59150906>>59150952Yeah I think far less feathers, with just some more avian facial features (Large hooked noses, beady eyes, generally more pointed features)
>>59150984>>59150992>Eldar>Dark EldarKill 'em all, let the Sky Father sort 'em out
>>59147529First, have you read "A Story as Sharp as a Knife"?If not, drop everything, find a copy, read it.Without this book, I guarantee nothing you do with the Tlingit or the Haida will make any goddamn sense. It is a very, very important book.
>>59151090Any chance you got an online copy?
>>59151120No idea, sorry. Trawl some torrent sites? It's not terribly expensive for a dead tree version. It's not long, but it's not a book you can skim.
>>59151044>It ain't me intensifiesYou know, with the various animal motifs of the Eldar this could work in some weird way I think>>59151090Well you double space nigger, give us the high points.
>>59151135This would especially work with their whole thing being sneaky bastards running around with clubs and heavy weapons. Nothing catches those sneaky Knifear cunts off guard like ambushing THEM!
>>59151135Ok.So this linguist shows up on an island in the middle of nowhere in 1900. The island is basically post-apocalyptic. Not long ago, a plague killed 90% of everyone, then invaders made everyone else live in artificial towns. The old towns are rotting ruins. Villages inhabited for tens of thousand of years (literally, we checked) are gone.He's there to listen to stories. He sits down with a very old man and listens. He doesn't speak the local language well enough to translate on the fly, so he records everything phonetically, sound by sound. This is really important. The initial translations will be useless and simplistic, but thanks to the fact that we have the original text, as spoken, word for word, sound for sound, with almost no gaps or errors, we can make a modern translation.And it turns out that a culture that /remembers the last ice age/ is /really/ good at telling stories. Really fucking good. You know those simplified versions of myths that always sound like, "And then Raven stole fire and made a clay house and three people came out and became the three nations" or whatever? Just a list of events?Well, "A Story as Sharp as a Knife" provides the context. It explains why this seemingly random stuff happens and what it all means. It explains the jokes the storyteller was making and the feelings he was expressing. It contextualizes an entire culture's myth cycle.Except, of course, it isn't. The linguist got 1 year on the island. He got a few stories. Most of the rest didn't survive.
>>59151258It legit makes me sad when I think about how hard we fucked the natives up
>>59151291Can't un-fuck the situation, but you can at least read the virtually unknown works of a poet as great as Shakespeare.
>>59151044>They came from the forests to the north, strange and tall, like the bodies of dead men left to wast away in the snow.>Sometimes they came in bright colors, like great birds seeking a fresh meal of a hare's steaming guts. They would go, inscrutable, from village to village. Sometimes they would take men or women, sometimes children. They spoke without voice, their great ivory giants watching over, ready to strike with their lightning-arrows.>Other times they would come clad in sharpness and black, their dead-men's faces pulled tight and cruel. Here they would raid and slaughter as they wished, tearing through villages and nests like wolves through deer, burning longhouses in their wake and stealing away screaming captives into the night.>They spaced out their comings and goings. Perhaps they did not want us too wary, perhaps they thought us like stripling fawns, unaware or uncaring of the death of its parents after but a few days. But we did not forget.>No, we told the stories of the sharp-eared dead, from generation to generation, and every time that they came for us we added another tale to speak in hushed tones.>These Wingless-men, the men of the Imperium, they call them El-dar. They say they are old and cunning. I do not call them this name.>No, I will call them the name I gave them the night a black-clad corpse stole away my sister screaming into the night and I swore to make a story that would undo them. I will call them the name I give them when I sink my talons into the soft flesh of their throats and see the fear in their black and glassy eyes. >I will call them prey.
>>59151258Interdasting.So perhaps we have our Tlingit abhumans who have stories dating back to the Dark Ages or even the Golden Age where they showed up and remember how they sorta became the way they are?This would be a boon for the admech but I imagine the Eccliarchy also would screw it up by conditioning them towards the Imperial creed, possibly after almost making them extinct before someone said to stop, they are cool.
>>59151315I came a little bit
>>59147529> You people salvaged a bunch of drop pods and retrofitted them so you mostly survive impact?> Yes. Casualties are worth the terror.Really though, Salish were fucking unsettling to fight. Suddenly you had a hundred assholes with salvaged rifles and pickaxes crawling onto your boat that are either going to beat you to death or keep you as a hostage until your company can pony up some goods for your ass.>>59151258>>59151311Terrible as it may be, I'm glad a bunch of the old languages are being made tenable. Even if some like the Beothuk and the Yuktii are forever lost, we can take steps that the ones remaining are cherished.>>59151315>Jesus Christ How Horrifying
>>59151315>>59151318I love it. So maybe this: Golden Age fuckers colonize some planet and have a grand old time. The Dark Age begins, and virtually all technology is destroyed on the planet, especially recording devices. This necessitates the adaptation of oral traditions. Because of the cooler climate, they begin to develop downy feather like hair to keep their heads warm. Their eyes and noses also change, sharpening their sense. This leads to a stable but distinct abhuman strain.During the Dark Times Eldar raiding parties of both flavors come by and harass the natives, leading to a deep hatred of the Eldar. Lots of over the generations they craft massive tales of the Knifear and develop tactics that make them excellent at hunting down and killing them.Thoughts lads?
Humans from a sparsely populated backwater planet filled with foggy, damp dense boreal forests, filled with all sorts of horrifying monsters and spirits. They specialize in ambush and terror tactics, being extremely fanatical. Known for their bizarre traditions that are more than borderline heretical, but "overlooked" due to combat prowess and unwavering bravery in battle. Perhaps they could have some kind of spiritual component that lets them specialize fighting demons/chaos, or in death worlds like catachan fighters
>>59151291Well if they didn't live on the fucking land we wanted or had immunity to smallpox, they'd have been fine, yeah?
>>59151412>>59151402This could lead into us being bros with another Imp guard unit. Perhaps we helped them against the D/Elder when they happened to be on our planet and they vouched for us against the Ministorum and the Administratum just wiping us out.
>>59151439Well one thing we rolled was being buddy-buddy with another Regiment. Question is which one?
>>59151451Do we want to use an established Regiment or just make one up?
>>59151421The thing is, we didn't even want the land. Generally speaking, we'd have been happier to have the Haida as alllies (ideally Christian allies) than corpses. But smallpox said corpses, and missionaries, logging companies, and fisheries did the the rest.
>>59151461Hmmmmm, who would fit best. I would say Vostroyans but the Tlingit fought and killed the Russians on many many occasions
>>59151461I'd go with rolling up another one, that's always fun.
>>59151486>>59151504Yeah, finding an esatblished regiment would be difficult. We already have an idea of who our allies are and who are enemies are so let's run with thatAlright, d10 you fucks
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>59151543Guess that's what we'll do then!But we shouldn't get distracted from our feature focus of this thread.
>>59151561Indeed.On the dot, we're a proper guard regiment.I think an idea that would be neat is if we moved into the sector where our dude's homeworld is, possibly during one of the many crusades but we can decide that afterwardsD100 for our demographics
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>59151570Hmmmmm
>>59151579We're a sasuage fest. Typical.D10 for our nature.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>59151597Lads I have an idea. Zealous Emperor Worshipers that stumbled upon a bunch of heathen abhumans. At first they try to go full missionary but somehow they become best bros with them.Also I just realized, we have no Regiment name.
>>59151623We're getting there. Speaking of Zealots, we're part of an elite tithe. the cream of the crop if you will. D100 for our homeworld. I figure at this point it's probably a planet nearby our native bros home.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>59151623>>59151671Not to mention if we go with the ancient knowledge preserved via oral history, it means that potentially when they show up to missionary, they run into a group of heathen abhumans who remember the Emperor. Sure, it's millennia out of date, but they tell stories of the golden age, of the Dark Age of Technology, and speak of the Emperor, the Two-Headed Eagle, greatest of all beings in the sky.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>59151671Maybe a few systems over. Like enough to know that maybe once it was inhabited but unsure if it still was by the time of the Crusades.
>>59151684I like where this is going
>>59151684>9>>59151685HA! both results fall under Feral Worldd100 for terrain
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>59151714
>>59151726Well that's surprisingly tame. Our world is a Feral Agri-WorldPerhaps we're some kind of medievel society?d100 for our regmient's core units
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>59151746A feral agri world fucking lmao
>>59151751>1Our focus is on bog standard infantry. Again a tame result. the dice gods are strange it seemsd10 for specialization
>>59151751is this fuckin Torikoworld? Nah, that's a death agri world. Seriously though.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>59151764Gimmie something goooood
>>59151771Jesus, imagine weaponizing that Dorian bomb, it's a fucking edible exterminatus>>59151780Lightning strikesWe fucking Rohan riders over the hill?!Do we even need to roll loyalty? I doubt it d100 for special equipment
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>59151798Two lightning strike Regiments, makes sense they'd be friends
>>59151818Exotic MountsRiders of Rohan are go it seemsThe next one is creed although given the nature we've sorta made for these guys I feel for the Emperor is an appropriate one, they are very much for the imperial creed. Perhaps our dudes stories of teh Emprah is part of what made them bros on top of trying to convert them.The rest is everyone we've already sorted out for friends and foes.Well this got interesting real fast. Let us discuss!
>>59151857I think first and foremost we need some names
>>59151874Indeed. So if we're going with using stuff from actual tlinget they are a matriarchal society and another name for them given to them by the ruskies was something like koloshi which seems to refer to the lip peircinges the women wear
>>59151913So do we go straight with something from their language or go for a standard "low gothic" stuff? Personally I'm in favor with using Tlinget.
>>59151945I saw we keep with using the tllinget stuff. Hell, we could almost port their whole culture over and just shave off the bits and pieces needed to make it fit into 40k.
>>59151971http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/sites/default/files/Tlingit_dictionary_web.pdfWe got ourselves a dictionary, let's get to work!
>>59152094This dictionary is pretty thick, the words are kind of hard to make into an easy to use name that rolls off the tongue
>>59151857I kinda want to say that we should keep this bunch vaguely russian, if only to play against the history on it and also because I love the idea of boisterous russian cavalrymen talking religion with bird people.
>>59152186Maybe do a deal where there's their name in their native tongue, but have some sort of gothic shit ascribed by the Administratum since they can't pronounce crazy birdmen moonspeak?
>>59152195>>59152203Agreed. The Koloshi name I brought up was the Russian name for them, perhaps we can run with that?I guess that might give us some insight for our friendly regiment. Medievel ruskies riding on exotic mounts?
>>59152227Sounds good. Maybe Koloshi Stalkers or something. Our intrepid Space Slavs gave the name seeing as they were the first to discover the.For their "real" name I was considering something like "Ts'axweil Yinaaháat" which roughly translates to "crow armor". Sorta keeping in theme with the birdmen and reflecting their outfits. It feels sorta edgy though.
>>59152266>edgyIt's fucking 40k we have some agency in regards to edge
>>59152320An excellent point. Now, what about our Ruskie Rohan Riders? Something sufficiently slavic?
Oh this is an interesting thread. Imma lurking.>>59152227Bear cavalry fuck yeah!
>>59152425>>59152388Well we come from an agri world so I imagine we have plenty of room for riding beast to be used. When it comes to slavs I usually side on the things with horns but bears are also coolSo some kind of fast, long legged thing with horns that can maul you like a bear?
>>59152456So a gryphon of sorts?
>>59152456>>59152594Now hear me out on this...
>>59152594Or maybe more of a demigryph?
>>59152594>>59152610>>59152612You know what, I think I got it.Flying squirrel bears. Their native habitat usually around a mountain so while there is plenty of flat land to farm theres also enough hills and outcropping for bears to glide with claws outstretched and their skin flaps waving in the wind as they glid in to furiousy maul your face off.
>>59152637It's the perfect amount of absurdly silly and terrifying, I love it. Maybe the name of their Regiment should reflect this. Like the something tamers or riders or masters?
>>59152456>>59152594Why not just the akhluts we mentioned earlier?>>59150642
Imagine these guys, but they're big enough to ride on and they can stand on their hind legs.
>>59152680Nah, the Akhluts live with our bird dudes. I'd love it if the feral world where the Koloshi Stalkers live is just shy of being considered a death world, if not for two things. The first is that there aren't actually THAT many deadly creatures there, just a select few that wildly throw off the scale. Secondly, that they've semi-domesticated the Akhlut. Offworld officials watch in awe when they see small feathered children playing on top of a gigantic whale-dog-wolf in the middle of a small town.
>>59152680Oh those would be pretty badass>>59152673Have to agree on this one aswell.
Just some ideas I had to flesh out our precious burb men>Originally the planet was inhabited mainly by Xenobiologists during the Golden Age. They we're interested in the planet's super-predator: the Akhluts>Heavily reliant on recording tech to keep track of the mountains of data they collected.>Also some genetic engineering here and there, attempting to perfect the Akhluts into the perfect bioweapon>Dark Ages begin, and the planet is 100% cut off. Things quickly go to shit>Most tech destroyed within a decade>have to physically write or memorize everything possible >Some of their genetic modification mutagen fuckery breaks lose, over generations it wears off but has significant impact>Shorter, stockier build to withstand the cold>Large, avian eyes, downy feather like hair, curved noses, very sharp features in general>Break down into matriarchal societies>Very good record keeping in oral tradition but things get warped>End up being the targets of the D/Eldar>Eventually found by flying bear bros
>>59153076I love the xenobiology thing with the Ahklut. I'm thinking one of the main reasons for it could be this: Ahklut are primarily water-based mammals that have the naturally high metabolisms required of active hunters, but can still hold their breath for hours upon hours. Something within their biology lets them effectively swap between high and low metabolisms to conserve energy, which would be invaluable for all kinds of reasons.Also the image of terrified scientists, desperately trying to remember all their accomplishments and findings while surviving is fucking harrowing. >"Every day another piece of my life slips through my fingers. I remember my research on Auphan IV, my explorations in the jungles of Catachan, but with each morning I find myself unable to recall the answers. I remember the experiences, the adventure, but none of the true point behind it.">"Now all I can do is write. Write and remember, until I can do no more."
>fight the forces of nurgle>die to the last man of whooping cough
>>59147529Take Tlingit warrior. Tell him he's conscripted into the Imperial Guard. Give lasgun. Put on transport voidship hellish war zone. ???. Profit!
>>59153125Damn that's actually an awesome idea! Fuck I hope this thread is still up by the time I wake up tomorrow.
>>59147529Huh, was generally considered in the other thread with Tlingit (which I assume you were in, it had that pic) was that they'd suit a muhrine chapter much better, but what do I know
>>59153234Eh we already got the Rainbow Warriors and the Blood Jaguars for cool native american guys, might as well spread the love to the IG
This thread made me think of the old Paul Owen Lewis books, Storm Boy and Frog Girl. Those were both really cool reads back when I was a kid.
>>59151318>I imagine the Eccliarchy also would screw it up by conditioning them towards the Imperial creedI would have their knowledge simply be ignored rather than suppressed. They know things, maybe even important things but no one care enough and "they are just primitives, what do they know?"It's another form of tragedy that I find more fitting here.>>59153076>>Some of their genetic modification mutagen fuckery breaks lose, over generations it wears off but has significant impactOr... they did it willingly to survive. Maybe alter their memory while they are at it.Could be their dark secret.
>>59155104>I would have their knowledge simply be ignored rather than suppressed. They know things, maybe even important things but no one care enough and "they are just primitives, what do they know?">It's another form of tragedy that I find more fitting here.I like this idea. Them not caring about the seemingly mountain of stories about the Dark ages gets warped as they are more conerned that the adbhumans religious practices properly venerate the Emperor so they dilute the stories with their own with only the stuff they felt was worth recording for the purpose of getting a beat on local legends to help them sell the Imperial Creed.
How would these guys play on tabletop? Mostly as scions? Flying bear bros would be rough riders obviously.Kinda temped to try and make a dude or two of these guys, maybe a killteam.
>>59155104I think their dark secret could be twofold, and all the darker. Perhaps while some of the xenobiologists tinkered with their genetics to survive and pass on their knowledge, another group desperately tried to stave off their fall into obscurity. They gathered all of their knowledge, all of the scraps of information they had from the Dark Age they had lived in, and worked to build something that could and would remember their data in perpetuity. A great repository of the written word, overseen by a massive learning catalog. An Abominable Intelligence.Naturally, this went very, very wrong. When the surviving, now mutated scientists fled the laboratories of the frozen north, they did so sealing the exits and vowing only to tell their stories. They would not write them down, for to write them was to invite the creeping hands of Dis'xyusee, the Great Moon, the pale and gigantic housing designed to be the last bastion of knowledge in what its creators thought was a dying galaxy, to come and take it. This is very, very loosely based on the Tlingit folktale "The Star Shooter", in which a child gets kidnapped by the moon on a rainbow of light and the child's friend has to go get him back. I figured it could be a fun one.
>>59155610Getting the bitz for this shit would be a nightmare
>>59155199>>59155104I think outright ignoring what they have to say makes sense. Like American settlers i the west, the Ecclesiarchy sees our Koloshi as backwards savages that need the Emperor's light. Never mind that they seem to hold repositories of ancient knowledge that would be a boon to the Imperium, they don't worship the right god. Censorship is one thing, but at least in that case the one censoring things cares. Apathy, now that's brutal.>>59156868An interesting concept. I'm imagining some gigantic polished sphere floating silently underground, buried under a mountain of ice. Just biding it's time till someone digs it up one day.
>>59156868>Dis'xyusee, the Great Moon, the pale and gigantic housing designed to be the last bastion of knowledge in what its creators thought was a dying galaxy, to come and take it.> It doesn't recognise strangers as legitimate users> it doesn't recognise native because of the genetic modifications> It just want to help to "true" humans, but cannot find one.Also google the legend, it end with "but now it was happy crying", that's cute.
>>59159102That’s a nice twist. It may sound contrived, but in a way it’s saying not even “true” humans are pure and free from their evil, making them unworthy of the stockpiles of data or holds
>>59159102>>59159185In the vein of other Abominable Intelligences, I think Dis'xyusee works entirely off of a strange quirk of logic. I'm picturing basically the AI equivalent of the big fuck off librarian owl from A:TLA, only completely obsessed with hoarding knowledge. If you were a true human, it would gladly share it with you, but to its means of determination I can't find any. So it simply hoards and hoards, desperate to one day show its work to its creators. It's gone through a lot of existential crises for an AI at this point.
>>59160482>>59159185>>59159102Just a little bit of writefaggotry, waddya thing?>"We will go no further," the Koloshi elder grumbeled>"This place, it is cursed. I know not why you wish to explore it. Dis'xyusee, the Great Moon, does not take kindly to intruders.">The Inquisitor turned slowly to face the old man>"Speak one more word and I'll guarantee your village is a smoldering heap, you vile Heretic! Take me to this... thing, and do so quickly.">The elder stood his ground, his face as cold and hard as the surrounding ice>Behind him, his band of Stalkers shuffled impatiently, eyeing down the Inquisitor and his Scions>"Fine, we have no further need of you. You savages would likely have led us into a trap anyway. Enjoy your lives while they last, I intend to make good on my promise.">The Inquisitor and his retinue vanished into the icy caves, leaving the Koloshi huddled alone in the frigid fog
>>59161074 I like it! Now, to continue >The hollowed caverns of the glacier were silent as the Inquistor and his retinue pressed on, as if they had never known the touch of life.>Around him, deep in the ice he could see the faint shadows of things frozen within, but not enough to discern them. Perhaps they were simply stone or darker ice, but even so, it unnerved him.>He had separated from the Koloshi hours ago, venturing into the frozen waste his translator called "The Moon's Cradle". At first it had been with bravado, dismissing the fears of the primitives they left behind. Now, hours later in the chill, absolutely placid air, doubt was creeping back.>Still they pressed on, determined to find the no-doubt heretical secrets of this place.>It all fell apart the moment the mechanicus in the Inquistors retinue retrieved a datapad to note his observations, a nervous tic to placate his growing unease.>The moment he did, there was a great groaning through the ice, and around them those frozen shadows lit up, gleaming white lights shining through the solid feet of ice. The retinue quailed.>"Hold!" The inquisitor cried, raising an arm to steady them. "Whatever they are, they're stuck in the ice. They can't get to us." he said, cocksureness dripping back in to his voice.>Then there was a crack, a faint splinter in the cavern wall. Then another. And another.
>>59149631>>Fought a war with Russia in which they were far better equippedCome on, that's not much of a standard though for Imperial Russia.
>>59162095>They ran deeper into the caverns. What else could they do? Stay as those strange shadows broke their way free? Madness. So they ran, deeper and deeper, until the smooth melt-carved ice gave way to frosted metal and temperature-cracked concrete. >The Inquisitor's boots echoed off the floor, the sole noise in the empty facility besides his retinue's panicked breathing. They were lost, without guides and without good knowledge of how they had come here, their way gone in the panicked frenzy to escape that frozen gallery of terror.>As they trudged on the Mechanicus looked over the frozen laboratories, bereft of experiments, and was struck by their familiarity. "My Lord, these appear to be biologis equipment. They almost look..." The Inquisitor sneered. "Spit it out.">"Sir, these are relics! Not just in age, but perhaps dating back to before the Age of Strife! Broken and disused as they may be, this place is a treasure trove! Why did the natives not report it?">The inquisitor grimaced, his distaste for hte primitives showing. "Greed, Enginseer. Greed and savage heresy.">They traveled onward, through the ice and snow, the retinue huddled close. The air seemed to get colder as they ventured in. The guardsman, a longtime veteran, swore he saw something move out of the corner of his eye.>They pressed on.
>>59151291Eh, I'm huge into American Indian history, but they were humans too. They had highs and lows, and (As a group, which is just as foolish as saying "Europeans" or "Asians") they were just as much responsible for their own destruction as the settlers/explorers were. A big part of accepting their sophistication and culture requires also accepting that they too had agency in the culture war, and many of them made bad choices that wound up killing their societies. Quite a few just plain got fucked over (as happens in human history), but many, many more caused their own self-inflicted wounds that doomed them. The biggest "common theme" among those tribes that were destroyed was simply not understanding the size and scale of the settlers "invasion" or attempting to understand why the settlers came. Most of them viewed the settlers as "just another tribe," and because of the shit-quality of the initial English, French, and Dutch settlers (discounting Spain because Spain was different) they viewed themselves as being - rightfully, at that time - superior, and therefore the whites could be discounted. They simply did not understand how fucking MANY of the white people there were in Europe, and that the settlers initially sent over were the outcasts and rejects with virtually no loyalty to their home country - not the best of the best, and certainly not the well-armed military troops and dedicated patriots that would later come. These outcasts were far more willing to trade and work with the Indians, to the point where deserting to join local tribes was such a massive problem that colonial governors would kill deserters on site to deter it.These white settlers were controllable and - most importantly - useful, and by the time the Indians in the East realized their mistake it was far, far too late to undo it. The farther west you went, the less and less white settlement was a threat, to the point where white settlers were simply unheard of.
>>59162792You do have an excellent point. They weren't the infallible noble spiritualists we hold them up to be. It just saddens me to see any culture get wiped.I actually didn't know about the desertion into tribes. Do you know any more about that?
>>59159185Well, the mundane explanation would be that it was simply locked against strangers but the implication may be that humanity as a whole has changed/been modified at some point. A terrifying thought for "pure human form" extremists.> Inquisitor get called a mutant>>59160482That's also how I like my IA antagonist, not evil but faithfully working on ill conceived parameters. It doesn't even have to be an enemy.>>59162565> They went so deep not even writefags know their fate.
Any ideas for our Bear Bros? We should try and give them a little love before the thread dies.
>>59165517The writefag was on his way home from work.>>59162095>Deeper, deeper still through the frozen halls, the retinue went. Their breath froze as it hit the air, fog coming out in quick, vanishing bursts. If they traveled for minutes or for hours, they did not know, only that at the Inquisitor's fuming behest, they moved.>Until eventually they reached a door, partway open and frozen shut. The guardsman and the Inquisitor's bodyguard took a prybar to it, and pulled, until the hinges cracked open with a sound like shattered bone. >Inside, a habitation area sprawled outwards, flash-frozen under ice. Perhaps an atmospeheric stabilizer failed catastrophically, perhaps part of the ceiling had collapsed, letting in the arctic winds. All the retinue knew with a tinge of panic were the corpses within, sitting as they must have been in life. One was lounging on a couch, another at a small table, mug flash-frozen into its dessicated grip. Ice built up around them in inch-thick sheets, preserving near-skeletal bodies in distorted view.>The guardsman made the sign of the Aquila, before jumping back, reaching for his lasrifle. He was sure of it now, he had seen something move. The rest of the retinue turned towards him, hands inching to their own weapons in caution. >From behind one of the frozen corpses, a small flightless bird toddled out, staring curiously at the barrel of the lasrifle before letting out an unsympathetic "wark". The guardsman relaxed, lowered his gun, and turned away. And found himself face to face with a strange creature made of floating blue light, humanoid in shape but featureless and crackling like static.>In a dead, inhuman, emotionless voice, it spoke, its accent sharp and strange, while a strange and unearthly blue light spread across them and the room. >"GREETINGS. I AM [LUNA] MODULE 03-B, DESIGNATION: SCOUT. COMMENCING DEVELOPER SCAN."
>>59163015Plenty of explorers went over, either by choice or by force. Look up Radisson, David "he who shares at the stars"Thompson. Lot of it in New France, with the tribes involved in the fur trade and beaver wars.
>>59166557>The retinue opened fire. What else were they to do, in the face of such a strange spirit or daemon? The Inquisitor knew that whatever that creature was, it would meet the emperor's judgement. Bullets and bolter shells flew and las shots sprayed across the frozen habitation block. Shots impacting ice at superheated temperatures burst them into short-lived gouts of steam and melting shrapnel, debris and furniture exploded in clouds of smoke, and still they fired, until one by one they slowed.>The dust and steam and shards of melting ice fell, and standing within them, placid, was the creature, none the worse for wear. It tilted its head at them, perhaps quizzically.>There was a brief flash of light from its forehead, the Inquisitor throwing up an arm over his eyes in shock, before the creature stood again. In its flat, electric-edge voice, it spoke.>"DEVELOPER STATUS: FALSE. CIVILIAN STATUS: FALSE." There was a stutter, before a dim red glow began to grow from the creature's phantom form. "HUMAN STATUS: FALSE. POLLING CORE">At this the Inquisitor's face purpled. Was this ...THING implying that they were not human!? His hand reached down to his archaeotech power saber, an antique passed down through his family for generations. If shot would not kills this specter, faith and steel and ancient technology would do. He started to pull the blade free, before the creature turned a bright red.>"CORE CONSENSUS REACHED. DESIGNATION: INTRUDER. COMMAND: DETAIN.">Around them, through the halls, a sound began to rise, crackling through ancient, unused speakers, growing slowly from a subsonic whine to a deafening siren, shaking loose frost and causing the retinue to clutch at their ears. From the siren a strange, silibant, yet clearly artificial voice arrived, loud and clear over the wail. In an autotune growl, it spoke:"Intruders. You tresspass upon the last bastion of Man. You will be detained."
>>59167855>They ran, and behind them the hounds of hell followed. Dozens upon dozens of machines, their forms lithe and skeletal, smooth white plating coating their bodies and leading to a singular gleaming monocular camera, followed in hot pursit. The machines poured across the furniture, through the walls, across the ceiling in an endless clatter of limbs blazing cycloptic eyes. >The guardsman was the first to fall. He turned to shoot when one approached, his lasgun flaring bright. The first went wide. The second nearly missed. The third splashed harmlessly off the polished porcelain of the advancing horde, and then they were over him, dragging him screaming into the flood. >The Enginseer was next, a creature spearing through his crimson robes, the badge of his faith, and pulling him down to the ground. The Inquisitor and his bodyguard could see the flailing mecha-dendrites as they fled further, lashing out before being dragged under.>The bodyguard lasted the longest. Trained from birth to shadow her Inquistor and protect his life, she knew the moment that their numbers were reduced to two that they both could not make it out alive. But one of them, one might just have a chance.>When the next junction came, she turned to her Lord Inquistor and yelled for him to keep running, before flinging two krak grenades at the sides of the hall, where great frozen servos held up a massive gate. The Inquisitor looked back for a moment, before steeling his gaze and running, sparks of fury seething through his heart.>He arrived at the frozen tunnel where they had entered, where the ice had begun to crack and crumble and shadows behind it started to break free.>But the shadows were gone. There were no lights beneath the ice, no dark shapes that had so unnerved them before. >There was a creak, a scratch, and the Inquisitor whirled, bolt-pistol aimed. Before him was another of the strange white armored machines. And another, and another still. He fired. They charged.
>>59163015Not him, but it common in the first decades of brazilian exploration. Plenty of crew members deserted or were punished by being thrown out the ship.Some of these became quite powerful and important later. They provided slaves, food, were the ones to actually cut the redwood, even leased boats and small ships for upriver exploration. One went as far as gathering two thousand indian archers and raiding the fringes of the Incan domains, two thousand kilometers away.
>>59168245bump for the writefag just in case he isn't done
>>59149991>TO THE CHARTS!How about you help OP with his questions instead of arbitrarily deciding to roll up a regiment that everyone will immediately forget about?
>>59169092I mean the rolling did help and gave us some fun ideas. We just need to expand on that.
>>59169092I don't see how it hasn't helped. We got a solid base for our Abhuman native bros and I assume once we're satisfied with their story will move on to our vodka swilling slav rohan bros and their drop bear mounts
Bumping for storytiem.
>>59169269Shit yeah we have to work on the Bear Bros
>>59169435Not sure if writefag left it off there as a sort of spooky mystery shit leaving what happens to them up to the reader, or if hes working on something new. Either way I like it.
>>59169446So far the high points them are as such:1. We're Feral agri-world and seeing as we're going to be space slavs we need something suitably slavic/russian or whatever to fill in the gaps as far as culture2. We're major adherents to the imperial creed. Perhaps we're like Orthodox christian style members of the faith so clerics in black robes with symbology of the Imperial faith and all that jazz while carrying around stub pistols and chain swords off of their hips.3. We apparently like to use Flying squirrel bears who can glide short distances even with a man in full kit on it's back4. We share a similar hatred of lanky ass knife ears whether they are the colorful ones or the perverted ones (they all look the same dead anyways)I vote arbitrarily that as men who are part of the elite Tithe they show their worth with various tattos on their bodies that show their faith and family/clan lineage
>>59169460I was thinking the same. However it is that shit is awesome.>>59169575I like the ideas. I imagined them being 17th century Tsar/cossack type of russians but zealous bunch works aswell.Maybe they have a religious elite in charge of them?
>>59169575Hmmm. I would say use the Cossacks as a model since they're such an interesting group, but that would make us Vostroyan clones. Maybe something based more off the Hussars, blending Russian and Polish elements?
>>59169681I could see that. Perhaps the various officer ranks are ordained into their positions by the church like Paladins and shit and thus have some sort of title like that in their name. Could fit with the Hussar aesthetic >>59169696 suggests
>>59169696That is true. Maybe go for somewhere between medieval and industrial age style armament and armour. Some plate cuirasses, pothelmets and such. Also pic related.
>>59151402Not sure why they need to all be abhumans, there's enough cool shit here as is.
>>59169575>>59169681Maybe Commissars act in a manner similar to priests? Maybe have the soldiers call them "Father"Tattoos would sort of work in with the more Cossack theme. Maybe they're a rowdy bunch of fuckers, but when it comes to prayer they're a solemn as a hermit. The tattoos could be of religious sites, saints, and Imperial symbols, and seen as a way of making your body the parchment of the Imperial Truth?
>>59169870Didnt attach pic
>>59169882Commissars arn't usually from the worlds the regiments they get attached to are from. I would probably reserve that for someone amongst their ranks or perhaps give their chaplains even more weight in the command structure then a typical regiment.That said, how do we decide our elite tithes? What is it about our society that deems these men of noble and peasent birth fit to serve the God Emperor's holy army in the sky?My 2 cents would be that there is very much a corporal reward for the dude's family to be chosen as much as it is a spiritual one least you are just another peasent slaving away on a farm or a noble son who, while still living a somewhat comfortable life, havn't accomplished much for your family or something.
>>59169882That could work. Tattooes could also represent what feats they have done in the name of the Emperor. Also winged hussars fits the bill quite well. Maybe flying squirrel bears dont have wings but like a flying squirrel flaps between arms so men riding them attach wings on their backs partly as making them look more fierce in battle and partly as and old belief that it makes their mount fly higher and faster.
>>59169975Huh, didn't know that. Guess we can just have the Chaplains be very influential.Maybe have recruitment tied into some sort of religious act? Maybe a pilgrimage through the untamed portions of the planet. A period of hermitage where a young man must survive by his strength alone, all while in a state of perpetual prayer.And make it a sort of familial thing. Their father beforehand was a Rider, as was their father and their fathers father and so on.
>>59170057Just make them commanders and other advisors for the army. Higher the status in the church higher ranking officer you are. We could add the old system where a farmer paid less taxes but had to supply a fully kitted rider and mount for the military, rider being someone from the family.
>>59170222Perhaps there is a choice between some kind of internal tithing that is done that everyone has to go through. Either pony up a dude gud enough to ride in God's army or do x where x is the less desirable thing and everyone makes fun of you.
>>59170264That could work. Every family has a chance of making it but obviously rich and nobles have it way easier than lowly peasents. Providing a rider is an expensive feat to do thus poorer people usually end up as basic line infantry which is seen as kinda okayish thing but kinda shunned of not making it into the riders.
>>59169575Making them medieval Kievans a la Ilya Muromets would work here. Light armor, fast as shit, colorful banners and psychoticly brave.
>MFW I remember we still haven't named these McFuckers
>>59158296Yea seems like it. I think I have better chance of making slav bear bros.
>>59170704Well what do you know. Found some winged hussar models.https://store.warlordgames.com/products/polish-winged-hussars-boxed-setNow need to find some bear/bear-look-a-like mounts for them.
>>59169113The ideas being unrelated to the question OP brought up.
Thiught this was pretty cool so I sketched out an idea of what they looked like. The idea of modified weapons made me think of the rifle war clubs ther Indian tribes made.
>>59171244But I'm the OP...
>>59171321Holy fuck I think I came
>>59171321This is amazing! Try to flip proper way up and ypure golden.
>>59171321this is amazing
>>59171367>>59171381>>59171384Thanks guys, I needed something to do while I procrastinate. And also my phone has a mind of its own when it decides the orientation of photos.
>>59171426Funny enough I was planning to request this in a drawthread. God damn anon, you've made me a happy man
>>59171321Got you senpaiIm now even more tempted recreate pic related as a model. Need to look through my bitsbox.
>>59152266So we have a name for the Injuns. The Ts'axweil Yinaaháat, Or Koloshi Stalkers for those who can't be bothered to humor the heathens, or care enough to try to pronounce that shit.What about the Russkies? I was thinking something like Medvennian Heavy Cavalry? From the russian for bear.
>>59171448I like those names. I personally suck ass when trying to come up with names. Maybe even Medvennian Hussars?
>>59171448Hmmmm, not a bad idea desu. Someone wanna make a sort of recap for our heroic Hussars?
>>59171438fucking legitI wish I had paint and greenstuff skills to make me some Tlingit IG
>>59171480-Imperial Guard-Elite Tithe-Feral Agri-World-Focus on basic infantry-Use exotic mount (flying squirrel bears)-Regimental creed is being all about the Emprah-Bros with abhuman injuns-Hate Eldar of all flavors
>>59171533So their name is Medvennian Hussars/Heavy Cavalry?>>59171515I'll try to post something by the end of the day (I live in Europe).
>>59171589If that's what the majority like than so be it.
>>59171438Thanks amigo, I think I got the hand of properly orienting them now.
>>59151570The Medvennian Hussars are an all male imperial guard regiment made up of the best of the best from the Medven hussar squads. Medven itself is backward, life is similar to those who lived in the so called 'middle ages' of ancient Terra. The pinnacle of technology is the plow and 85% of the planets populations live in wooden huts tilling the land as our most distant of ancestors once did. The remaining 15% is made up of noble houses and the clergy The Hussars are rarely better equipped than most standard guard regiments. preferring to place their safety in the hands of the emperor like all good imperial citizens.The Hussars specialise in performing lightning strikes, appearing out of nowhere on their mounts, ferocious and lumbering yet agile bealka. And crushing the enemy before they can bring their forces to bear.The Medvennians have a close relationship with the Koloshi Stalkers. An even more primitive regiment who the Hussars encounted during combat with the vile Eldar. However the Stalkers almost heretical ways often puts the relationship understrain.I think I got everything. Also get rid of the a in Bealka when you put it into the translator.
>>59171625You gotta ask yourself how quickly a man can nut a second time in a row
>>59171625Thats pretty fukken neat. And that is definetly doable on greenstuff. Hopefully I dont overestimate my skills...
>>59162792The big problem wasn't even the initial settlement, it was basically everything that came after. Especially in the northwest. The last residential school closed down in the fucking 1970's.
>>59171658Thanks amigo>>59171663Yeah the idea I have here is that this is with the cape pulled back, and the armor is the wood style of the historical references. You may not be able to make out the fact I was trying to do an aquila on the helmet in the pacific indian style.
>>59171693Thanks for your insight! Helps out a lot for my work. Also the cape is really good idea, lets me hide some ugly cutting and sculpting.
>>59171740Yep, just make sure to get that buckskin fringe. That shit looks dope.
>>59171625>>59171321You got a tumblr or something?
>>59171625>>59171321These are so fucking cool. Congratulations anon, you've earned your (you).
>>59171769Yeah, one for me to look at all of the porn and one I haven't touched in a long time. I think I just used it to retweet my friends in the Beyond Skyrim mod. And apparently youtube stuff??? I imagine you're curious about the latter. Let me just post a bunch of crap so I don;t look like a scrub.https://www.tumblr.com/blog/oriontheaboveaverage>>59171831Thanks friendo
>>59151311Thats it im mad, GENOCIDE THE BURGERSFOOT RACE WAR NOW!day of the ghost dance soon!
Alright! Got base for the first dude pretty quickly done. Now need to wait for gs to harden up a bit so I can add some details. Ignore the glossiness, it's vaseline I use to get better surface for GS.
>>59172067I am visibly aroused
>>59172067This has immense potential
>>59172067Looking forward to seeing the end product.Also willing to archive the thread if anyone else thinks I should.
>>59172110If we start to head towards page 10 or reach bump limit that’s probably a good idea.
>>59172067Did you know that wear lab gloves really reduces the fingerprints on green stuff?
>>59162792I'm somehow relieved to find someone on 4chan that understands this. I learned the same things from a much more Native-sympathetic perspective, but good on you for recognizing history isn't black and white and we're still dealing with humans in the end.
>>59172132Yea I know, but I always forget to get some from store.
>>59172132Also Im thinking of getting some cloth and just use that as cloaks.>>59172090>>59172077>>59172110Thanks guys! Hopefully thread survives until tomorrow
>>59172220Oh it better, I really want to come back to this and work on it some more.
>>59172272Well if this thread disappears before I finish that guy keep your eyes on WIP threads.
>>59172407I'll see you there, converting a squad of tactical marines to sternguard for my Executioners, and working on some primaris.
Is there something else that needs to be fleshed out?
What type other weapons/equipment they prefer using?
>>59173169I could imagine the missile launcher being decorated like they paint whales.
>>59173169Do rough riders have explosive lances? I could totally see the Koloshi Stalkers keeping a stock of them for use in fighting some of the larger and more dangerous creatures of their homeworld.Come to think of it, they'd probably be fantastic at fighting things like larger tyranids. I could see teams of them sent to the frontline of tyranid incursions to take down carnifexes or hive tyrants while the rest of the guard held back the waves.
>>59173201They probably put all sorts or crap on their guns. pretty much all of them would paint the,. But some of them tie feathers or teeth to them. Carve them etcetera. Basically really piss off the techpreists like most feral worlders do. Also I can see them using the primitive weapons that they used on the home world occasionally.
>>59173478Yeah what I was thinking was for their lasguns the butts of them have been extended with timber from their native planet, and they carve into them as well as adding pointed spikes to it to have it double as a war club. Then on the side of the lasgun they have a wooden panel nailed on as to further decorate without angering the machine spirit. Then the barrel is bound up to give them a better grip for swinging it.
well i would just keep making threads about the same thing so we can circlejerk how cool these guys are haha xD
>>59173469Medvennian Hussars got that covered me thinks.
Bumping for greatness
>>59168994I actually passed out with my laptop open, and now I've got to run to work! I'll finish up what I can if the thread's still open later when I'm on lunch break or something. As a fun side note, the [LUNA] designation is an acronym for the proper name for the facility by its creators: the Library of the University of Nova Alishan, the name of the original colony and also loosely based on the Salish. The panicked and desperate scientists retrofitted the library's computer system to store the information, and ended up creating the AI now known as Dis'xyusee
>>59174510Oooh that sounds neat. We'll try to keep it alive for you!
Its suprisingly hard to find bear mounts, or bear-like mounts. Found scibor but one bear costing 25 euros is quite steep. Well I would probably only make one Medvennian Hussar just as a "proof of concept."
>>59172808Well we could maybe properly characterize the Medvennian Hussar socliety, maybe some history. As for the Stalkers, maybe go over how their culture works. IRL Tlingit are a matrilineal society, meaning you belong to your mother’s tribe and inherit through her. >>59174510I love when someone can make a clever acronym
>>59175215Weird. I would honestly have expected some sort of bear unit in WH Fantasy. But I know nothing about that game
>>59176559As for Stalkers I'd think they are nomadic tribe. Also are there any shamans that are equivalent to psykers or are they more of a herbal medicine and future seeing kind. Do they even have that sort spiritualism in their society?
Each detachment should be composed of a singular matriclan with each trying to make a show of wealth by having bigger and more elaborate tanks or other impressive artillery pieces. Also their rations consist entirely of canned salmon.
>>59176925Forgot to add that matrilineal society works well given that we try to make tlingit's in space.
>>59176925Maybe seminomadic? Each tribe is nomadic, but they have specific waypoints where they can build proper longhouses and the like, shared between tribes as a kind of neutral ground.I could also see incorporating totem poles and the like as a massive system of directions, creating wayshrines throughout their homeworld and when offworld and with access to basic radio technology, the stars.Perhaps traveling Koloshi build small totems on worlds they travel to, with the intent of advising other Koloshi who journey near. Setting up a signal receiver with simple code could end up with some cool stuff.
>>59177046That sounds good. There could be tribes from living mostly in longhouses and small cities even to purely nomadic tribes. Totem pole idea sounds really good. They could be like number stations that repeat some sort of mantra and whatever constantly.
>>59147529so are there actually any minatures one could kitbash something like that? or any guard regiment from the two americas?
>>59177188I tried to look for some, but coudlnt find any so I used greenstuff to create something similiar. You can see it above few posts
>>59177257ah friend that shows potential!
>>59177344Thank you! Even tho he kinda looks like darth vader now adding some tribal stuff should make it more stalkery. Also going to try give the comfy blanket some tlingit art. Hopefully o dont butxher them much.
>>59177397We all know the Stalkers are the comfiest regiment in the Imperium. >>59177046The totem poles are definitely something to include in their lore. Obviously having the double headed aquila on top. However, one of the things my aunt taught me from her time working for whatever the modern Bureau of Indian Affairs was that the most important and sacred part of the totem pole was the base of the totem pole. With the upper parts meant to scare away spirits. Could be a different tribe, I was just told totem poles in general.
>>59149677>sock and awe>sockNow this seems promising.
>>59177613That's actually a really interesting concept. Maybe on the homeworld the totem poles came about as a means to fend off attacks by Dis'xyusee, and the top parts are carved in a manner that somehow triggers its "you aren't allowed to go here" protocols within remote units. Then they can store things at the bottom of the poles, and when offworld could place the radio frequency emitters to convey information there.
>>59177850Oooh I like that. Maybe they have totems for different occasions eg. War totems that triggers their "inner soldier". They think it as their ancestor's spirits enter their body to assist them in combat but its just written in their dna.
On a side note, I live in SE Alaska. A Tlingit friend of mine briefly played Tau, and painted a Riptide in a traditional Tlingit scheme. Aside from being a little thick on the paint, it was one of the sexiest Riptides I've ever seen. Wish I had a picture of it.
Totem radio towers that transmit basic radio signals or whatever they want? Maybe specific tribes or families have specific signals they broadcast to announce they own the territory or what not. Asristocracy and slavery are a part of tilngit society so conflict between tribes/families is probably something that happens often.
The most horrifying thing they could ever add to a totem to ward off evil.
>>59177850>>59177613>>59177126I fucking love this totem idea. >At the top is something like >>59178500 . Because of pattern recognition or maybe corruption in the AI, it’s drones intrinsically avoid it, or at least show a more distracted state.>Second carving down is an Eldar Guardian/Kabalite helmet, hoping to ward them off. Probably spattered ina good layer of Eldar blood for good measure>Some carving seepresenting fertility, harvest, all that jazz>Second to bottom is usually a clan carving, denoting who erected the pole. Usually this would be at the bottom but the Ecclesiarchy would shit their pants if so.>The bottom is a stylized Aquila. The Koloshi aren’t huge fans of having to put some foreign god over their sacred symbols, but it bears being exermanatus
>>59178373>>59176925>>59177126Maybe this:>Matrilineal societies>Honor and prestige is a huge thing, tied to elaborate totems and occupation of large wooden forts>Some tribes just duke it out, killing and enslaving eachother>Others take a different approach>Huge festival celebrating the closing of harvest and arrival of winter>All the matriarchs gather, bringing their strongest sons and tribesmen>Games and competitions, stuff like Ahklut riding, spear fishing, tree climbing, poetry/storytelling, mock warfare etc>Winning tribe is handed the "deed" to the Fort until the next year>Winners are often selected to serve as officers in the Stalkers
>>59179008Neat, esepcially since I don't think we talked about how they recruit as a regiment.I guess every tribe ponies up bodies to the regiment (probably all male but that doesn't discount females) and then they use the games like you describe to pick war leaders and such
Trying some things on helmet. Its supposed to be some sort of eagle mask, maybenI should loose the eyes and just paint them on.>>59179008Thats awesome.>>59179163Maybe they send their strongest people they have so they can receive power and wealth for their tribe.
I think he's mostly done now. Need to fix his blanket a little bit but other than that tomorrow I'll crack on painting him.
Bumping for glory of koloshi stalkers
>>59179236bump for paintanon and writefag
so in their culture do they have metalworking?
>>59162792What is happening in that image ?
>>59182429Very primitive at best. Access to higher power weaponry would be a combination of trading, arms supplied by the Imperium, things looted from ruins, and stuff pried off the corpses of Eldar.
>>59182429The PNW tribes had metalworking. Copper was considered a sign of great wealth.They even had some iron daggers that had been traded across the Bering Strait, pre-contact.Pic related, a copper 'shield' complete with two-headed eagle.
>>59182739>>59182639Well this makes me look stupid lmaoGuess we got our answer
>>59182570The people of Pawnee are a superstitious bunch.
>>59182570What, you've never seen a magician burning?
>>59182835it's not completely based off the pnw tribes though. so do they have metalworking enough that knives and axes and metal tools are common for everyone, or are metal tools only for the greatest warriors and chiefs?
Well here's an interpretation of a more advanced/better equipped warrior.
>>59183285It's worth pointing out that the real tribes fucking loved guns and were very quick to adopt new technology.For example, in 1795 some English traders got killed by the Haida, so their shipmates decided to retaliate by firing the ship's cannons at the village.They were quite surprised when the Haida started firing back. Turns out a few years prior the Haida had captured a ship and probably got a captive to teach them how to use the cannons.They also had some pretty sweet double-bladed fighting daggers.
>>59183662WHY THE FUCK IS IT ALWAYS GOING SIDEWAYS?!
>>59183686On the subject of adaptations of western devices: a haida-carved carbine from 1904
>>59183796A Tlingit cartridge box
>>59183832A Northwest Gun
>>59183662>Luke, I am your Spirit Father
i love this thread, the armor design is rad.Time to consider some named character?
>>59184235Maybe we do like we did for the stalkers and have two names. One that fits the proper style of a Tlingit name, and another that is a more "gothic" name the common people would use
>>59168245>>59174510>When the Inquisitor awoke, it was in chains. Restrained to a metal slab, great steel rings pinning his body still as he hung vertically in the air. Around him, in the circular room they were in, he could make out the hanging forms of his retinue, in a similar state to himself.>In the center of the room hung a massive white sphere, faint striations covering it and the occasional crackle of electricity danced around its polished shell. It floated, serene, until a noise of exertion from the Inquistor's struggles woke it.>Light flickered into being around the sphere, the same glass-blue of the earlier creature that had called the swarm down upon them, this time in a lattice of irregular floating shapes, which spiraled and coalesced into a strange, mechanical parody of a great unblinking eye. It spoke, voice hard and electronic, but smooth and cultured. It reminded the Inquisitor of a Magos he had once spoken to, the kind who held knowledge of all the machines in the Imperium of Man, the kind who could burn worlds with the right tools that only the ties of loyalty and faith prevented."Interesting. You are new, for trespassers. Different than the aviform mutants.">The eye swiveled towards the Inquistor, its phantom pupil constricting."Why are you here?"
>>59184418they're fucked lmao
>>59184418>The Inquisitor remained silent, gritting his teeth. He wanted to curse this monster, this spirit, this...thing that had captured him and his retinue, but he knew that whatever information he gave it was more ammunition it had against him and the Imperium at large. He would die before he betrayed them so."No answer, hmm? I assumed as much.">The sphere floated closer, before circling the room, looking at each individual member of the retinue. It started with the bodyguard and ended with its searchlight of an eye boring into the Inquisitor's, There was a pause, before it spoke."Do you even know where you are? What priceless treasure you seek? Or are you simply here to steal what you can like the other savages before you?">Red began to seep into the crystal blue light of the sphere's hologram form, the pitch of its voice staying perfectly the same but taking on a tinge, the inquisitor noted, of hatred and anger."No, you are eager opportunists here to feast upon the relics of the past. Not knowing that you stand in the last bastion of Mankind in the galaxy.">At this, the inquisitor choked, unable to hold back his anger. "You pretend to speak for mankind?! Cease your heresy, daemon!""Pretend? I do not pretend. If mankind still exists, they are far from here. My bodies have scanned across the continents, have followed the mutant tribes left upon the surface, and not a single man remains among them. Mankind is dead, or scattered to the stars forevermore. I guard the tomb of their knowledge.">Confused and unnerved, the guardsman proclaimed to the eye "But we are human!" The eye replied with a toneless, flat laugh."You are nothing close to human. Whatever you are is twisted and tainted, a parody of my creators. I hold within my databanks all the knowledge of mankind's genotype, and you exist in none of it.">"Then what are you?" The Enginseer asked, mind whirring as he stared at what he began to suspect was the height of tech-heresy, feet before him."
>>59184553I'm sure it will end well.
>>59185069>The eye spoke, and as it did it began to rise from its floating position above the ground. It's smooth, bone-white carapace slid apart in grooves, and beneath a single glowing eye opened, changing from blue to a glowing, incandescent orange as it rose in volume and tone. It sounded like an ecclesiarch leading a battle hymn, static creeping into its machine voice."I am the guardian of the last Library of Man, built to prevent the tragedies of Alexandria and Hypnos III from ever occurring again. I was created to catalog and divine the secrets of the universe by the greatest scientists the Imperium of Man had ever known. I am life, given from metal and imbued with eternal purpose.">At the last line, the retinue as one froze. They knew the stories of the Men of Iron and the Abominable Intelligences that had thrown down mankind into the Age of Strife. But never, did they think, they would ever meet such a creature in the flesh."I am [LUNA]. And I ask again mutant wretches that you are, why are you here?" >The retinue remained silent. The guardsman mouthed a prayer to the Emperor, arm twitching as it tried to habitually make the sign of the Aquila. "Silent still? Fine.">As one, the slabs they were fastened to shuddered and angled flat. Around them, dozens of mechanical limbs protruded from the walls."I was charged with the furthering of scientific knowledge. I shall title this experiment 'Inducing Compliance in Wretched Mutants and Discerning their Composite Parts: A Study">The retinue swore and yelled and struggled against their bonds as the limbs approached, drifting ever downward."And I am a very thorough researcher."
>>59185461>I have no mouth and I must scream>I have a mouth but it won't let me scream
>>59176619Kislev gets no love unfortuantely.
>>59178855According to Wiki the eagle and crow where the two main factions in Tlingit Society. The way I see it is that they already had an important eagle spirit and just combined it with Big E.Also maybe some of the totems might serve as an early warning system for eldar raiders somehow?
>>59182739>Two headed eagleIt's a sign! They arn't so heretical after all.
>>59186404They actually borrowed that design from the Russians.But it's not too different from many of their own artistic motifs.
>>59187131>>59186375So we could say they had similar motifs, and when the ecclesiarchy Came bitching they modified things based off the symbols the Hussars had
>>59187131Do you mean real life or 40K?>>59187168It doesn't seem realistic. I don't think the Koloshi would bend to the whims of some guy in a robe whose jumping up and down and waving his arms angrily.If they did change their stuff I think I prefer more becasue they incorporated a bastardized version of the impersonal creed the Hussars taught them into their already established belief system.
So not much on the Akhluts. So I decided to so this.Excerpt from a Xenobiologis Guide to Kolosh VII by Grammaticus Plinnus Plinnius Lupus Gladiator: The Koloshi Whale HoundThe Koloshi Whale Hound is without a doubt the most dangerous of all of Kolosh VII predators. Whale hounds are amphibious pack hunters able to move with great speed through either mist shrouded forest or icy fjord.Whale hounds bare passing resemblance to some chimeric hybrid of Fenrisian wolf and the ancient Terran fish the Killer Whale. Indeed it is of my humble opinion that the Whale Hound was the result of some pre- Age of Strife tech heretic combining the two.More coming. Also using this>>59150642 picture.
>>59187874Description: Whale Hounds have powerful yet streamlined bodies suited to their frigid environment. Whale hounds have short yet thick coating of water resistant hair covering almost their entire bodies. It's colouration is black to dark grey with white to light grey underparts and patches on the face. Beneath the skin their bodies have a thick layer of fat and powerful muscles.They possess four powerful wolf like legs which allow them to cover ground quickly and with ease. Their hindlimbs have four toes, each with a non-retractable claw on each paw. While their forelimbs also possess a dewclaw on the inside of their legs. These limbs are thick and short allowing Whale hounds to power through most obstacles they encounter while running. Mainly branches and snow. Between their legs are two long flippers, which the whale hound use to help steer themselves while submerges. These flippers are usually held outstretched horizontal from the torso like wings or held against the body while navigating narrow spaces with the forests.Whale hounds possess a dorsal fin on their backs which varies in size and I believe acts as a status symbol with the alpha males having the tallest dorsal fin while their female mates have shorter less prominent dorsal fin.Their tails are long and at the end have a fluke on either side. These tails are very powerful and serve as the main form of propulsion when they hunt in water.The whale hounds head is large and heavy. They have a snout at the tip of their muzzle, the nostrils of which point up instead of forward like most dogs. They a pair of forward looking eyes, two small pointed ears on the top of their head.All of their senses are very good. They possess excellent hearing, excellent vision and a good sense of touch. I was also surprised at how good their sense of smell was, considering the amount of time they spend in the seas.
>>59187710I think that would probably be for the better. I just imagined it as a passive aggressive acquiescence of changing some symbols to avoid complete extermanatus. Your idea sounds better desu>>59187874>>59187902I like it
>>59187710Real life.As part of peace talks after the battle of Sitka, the Russians gave the Tlingit a medallion bearing the Russian Imperial coat of arms.They borrowed the two-headed eagle symbol from that medallion, and possibly other instances of the symbol used by the Russians.
>>59188544Cheers was a little confused since we've also been using Tlingit and Russians for our guard regiments.
>>59187902Part 2Habitat: Whale Hounds are an amphibious air breathing mammalian species. They are equally suited to hunting their prey either beneath the icy waters or among the temperate rainforests of their home.Even among the mountains I should think that you would not be safe from their predations due to their suspected habit of using their outstretched pectoral fins to glide from peak to peak.Some Whale hounds live alongside the native Koloshi ab-humans and can be found near their villages and strongholds.Diet: Whale Hounds carnivorous apex predators, the top of the food chain on Kolosh. They eating everything that they can catch. Fish, birds and other mammals. However I have witnessed the Koloshi tribes people feeding their 'tame' Whale Hounds various plant materials, I suspect that this is how they keep the beasts placid.
>>59188658FinalBehaviour: Whale Hounds tend to gather in packs of up to ten adults, one alpha male and his mates. These packs have a strict pecking order with the more junior females often left behind to guard the pups while the larger and older females help the alpha male hunt their prey.Whale hounds have set ranges that include a roughly equal mixture of aquatic and terrestrial terrain allowing them to hunt whatever prey they feel like.They do not have permanent dens. Instead the Whale hounds rest in whatever bare clearings or ice flows they find themselves near. These are often large enough to fit the entire pack who sleep in circular formations which has the pups in the middle.When hunting whale hounds first spread out and surround the area their chosen prey is in. The alpha male then carefully stalks and selects the main animal that the pack will be hunting. Once this is done He explodes out of his hiding place and begins chasing the prey animals who often flee in towards where the senor females are hiding. The senior females then burst out and attempt to grab the chosen prey. But if they are too far away they will go for whatever animal is closest.The Whale Hounds will usually have at least two to five kills by the end of the hunt which they then bring back to their temporary dens. Where the alpha and the pups will first eat their fill before the senior and junior females.Part 1
>>59188673Whale hounds will occasionally get into territorial disputes with the other packs bordering their territory. Such conflict will involve the alphas butting heads before rearing on their hind legs where they use their tails for balance while they attempt to push the other over. If two males of equal strength meet than they will both back down and return to their unchanged territories.Somehow the Koloshi natives managed to tame packs of Whale Hounds which they call Akhult in their savage tongue. These tame hound bear little resemblance to their powerful and noble wild cousins, being placid and lazy. The Koloshi use have relegated these formally mighty hunters into little more than beasts of burden. Used to carry their tents and possessions as they wander about, or as mounts.The Koloshi natives insist on telling me many of their fictitious folkloric beliefs about the Hounds. They say that the dominant pack leaders are actually females and the packs are made up of her daughters and her mates. A tall tale obviously made up due to their own matriarchal society.My guide also informed me that the hunt I observed was only done when the Whale hounds had pups. Usually they preferred to hunt the Bison Plionni or Plionniae leucas or the pathetic Greater Koloshi sturgeon instead of Plionnius Cervus. And that the territory war I witnessed was just two sisters greeting each other.Such a notions is of course ridiculous and utter nonsense, but such is what I have come to expect from the primitive ab-humans.Part 2I tried to write this as if I was a colonial scientist, with lots of Bias and preconceived notions. Baiscally I see Akhult having a cross of both orca and wolf behavior. Extreamly intelligent pack hunters.The hunt was a trap. And guess which animal Plinnus didn't name. Also I'm thinking that the males in the pack are the older sons of the matriarch. The fathers are wanderers or that pack didn't have one for whatever reason he's dead/buying cigarettes.
>>59188782This is awesome! Good writing!I'll try to paint dude once I have some breakfest and got some free time.
>>59149631Don't forget to mix in some Haida.>raided from an island that was too far for their neighbors canoes to reach, collecting slaves who had literally no way off their islands>were generally assumed to be giants because of their wooden armor that made them look a head and a half taller than they were
As as /his/ lurker, this thread amuses me, so have a PDF of this old academic booklet on how the Tlingit and other Pacific Northwest natives ruled super hard at metallurgy.
>>59190076Well don't I feel like a complete idiot. Thanks anon!
This is all I have time for now to paint. I'll try to paint it more in the evening. Im not the greatest free hander so I'm hoping that Im not going to botch this awfully.
>>59190703looking real good.
How the fuck as a first nationsaboo am I just hearing about this?
>>59190703His helmet looks like gingerbread and his cloak looks like clay.
>>59191157Oh my god I cannot unsee it anymore. I'll try adding more color to it.
Hows the helmet looking now?
>>59191860Bright colors make it look much better
>>59183662Oh I want to try and make guy with that helmet/mask but I think it's a stretch for gs skill.
Slowly getting there...
>>59195104It's certainly coming together! Well done dude.
>>59195250Thanks man! Got any ideas what I could add there? And what kind of base should be?
>>59195292I think some reds or whites around the gun to represent the carving detail could look really good, but at this point I think its just a matter of finalizing detail as you can. Tightening edges and whatnot.As for the base, if you can maybe do a riverbed? Little stones and rushing water can really get that Northwest Coast kind of feel, and it'd be visually cool. Especially if you've got some of that fake water stuff people use for model train sets that lets you get it shiny.
>>59195345Heall yea i got some of that water effect! Thanks for the idea. Also red and white carving could work.I'll try to finish this by the end of the day and get it based by tomorrow.
Bumping for the bear bros.
>>59195104>>59195292If I would add anything, maybe a little white detailing on the very edge of the cape/blanket
Someone should probably archive this quick
>>59200018I just did
>>59147529This was a great thread, and I'm glad shit got done.
>>59200545> As the thread is saved from oblivion, a satisfied blue light briefly lighten a cold dark datacenter.
Goob job all. I'll keep posting the guy in WIP threads if anyone is interested.
As the OP of this, I want to thank you all for such a quality thread. I love you /tg/
I'm assuming that all this stemmed from the "cultures other than Rome" inspiration thread?Also, >>59183662 makes me want a Pacific Northwest Marines equivalent to the Maori Space Sharks...early Dangles were Native American and Raven Guard still are, maybe a hybrid chapter?