Get in here and roll shit lords we're making another renegade chapter. Let's see if /tg/ still has an creative juices Slaanesh hasn't sucked out.First off who the fucks our baby daddy and owes child support. 1d100
>>63424411put it in options
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>63424390
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>63424485>SmurfsUgh.Rolling Reason
>19UltramarinesThe power smurfs of old papa girlyman himself. One of the most numerous types of successors, downside is a lot of our brothers probably hate us. Especially since we (probably) don't have a giant stick up our asses like them.But how fucking old are our asses is the real question.Roll another 1d100 for age. Let's hope we can at least drink.
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>63424583>>63424510>Marines in the Chapter dabbled in the dark arts and thought nobody would find out. They were wrong. Got caught playing with fire and got burned.
>>63424510Sorry but age is next, and with>27We're the 35th Millennium. We were founded when the Imperium split into a civil war. Maybe we chose the wrong side and that's how we ended up here. NOW what was our reason for going rogue.Another 1d100
>>63424633Okay we'll accept that. We felt the touch of the ruinous powers and struck out on our own. But how did it affect the gene-seed.d20
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>63424636Shit sorry. Thought we were rolling up some Spikey boys.>>63424646
>>63424652>Pure Geneseed Despite our dabblings we remained pure
>>63424652We've come out good. We've dabbled without falling all warp fuckery and come out with pure Ultra gene-seed a pretty big fucking deal since it's as close as you can get to nonmutated gene-seed.What the fuck holds us back though. 1d10. (please don't be pretty boys)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>63424698So we were dabbling, got caught, had an epiphany but realized we fucked up.
>>63424733>10Chapter CultApparently not all the way. We practice some unsavory things that make us stand out. So we still aren't chaos worshipers, but we do use chaos and have some sort of fucked up cult around something. And somehow while doing this manage to keep our gene-seed pure. Maybe we're cannibals.1d100 for our legendary figure.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>63424766We feed on Astartes to keep us Pure? But the cannibalism isn't a flaw/mutation but a practice/rite we developed
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>63424781Forgot the 0 use that for the next d10
>>63424781I like it maybe we could tie that in with our roman theme of the Ultramarines, and switch our theme more to a greek one, with a name like the Sons of Cronus or something.1d100 man that's a d10
>>63424792Okay same so.A brother from the founding legion, and OG smurf. But what was he. *sigh* another 1d100
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>63424821Dionysus had cults that were pretty much Proto-Slaanesh with murder, orgies and cannibalismNever liked that roll
>>63424864Dionysus was also a consideration so we might want to keep him in mind. Maybe we like a nice goblet of wine with our fallen brothers.>21So our OG smurf became the Chapter Master of our new chapter. Cool, so what did he do that first caused him to fall from the Imperium. 1d100.Recap>Ultramarines>35th Millennium, Imperium civil war.>Dabbled in Chaos.>Chapter Cult.>Original Ultramarine who became our chapter master.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>63424907The CM could be from whe nthe chapter was founded in M35, and was famous for something else. Maybe the Renegade part is more recent and the CM was overall untainted by such a thing?
>>63424929>38"The individual was a stalwart enemy of the chapter's foes, proving vicious and determined in his fight."Wherever he went he kicked ass and took names. We loved him, perhaps we looked to him as a guardian, protector, and a father. Perhaps his fall was what drove us to chaos. Maybe even now our cult is centered around, believing him to watch over us in a manner similar to the Emperor.1d10 fags for where the fuck our asses are camping out.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>63424975I can see that working. We must have been a fairly new chapter or M35 means we went Renegade then
>>63424992>1True Nomads.We have no home, and if we ever had one it was lost. Now we drift across the stars looking for a new one, or maybe we just like it like that.Maybe our Chapter Master died when our homeworld was destroyed in a massive battle, or we don't allow ourselves to settle as some sort of self inflicted penance crusade to make up for failing him.1d10 for how we rule those in our fleet.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>63424992>True Nomads: They drift aimlessly in the void, going from sector to sector avoiding destruction, and acquiring what they need to survive. No true set home, they travel all over the place a few steps ahead of the Imperial Blood Hounds>>63425037
>>63425045>8>Hiding - "Some say there are Marines behind that moon there, but who the fuck knows."You're description is apt. We're always on the move hiding from something. Maybe we wait for the day our master returns to us. Maybe we're still hunted for our crimes. Who can say for sure this early.1d10. How do we kick ass.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>63425078Who can say...
>>63425087>5>Auxiliaries - Renegades make extensive use of auxiliaries, human or otherwise.We make extensive use of meat shields it seems we have no problem forcing others to join us and then eating those who fall as we throw a wall of bodies at the enemy. A tad morbid but we can we can work with that.1d100 for how we operate.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>63425127True. Maybe some are enticed, others rescued and many more impressed into service?
>>63425137>100>Savior Complex - We arrive at the beleaguered and abandoned, and save them. Be it fighting back their enemies or helping them to escape, we are the rescuers, those who come to your aid when no others will.It seems we have our parent chapters complex of being poster boys. We save the downtrodden and forgotten enlisting them in the forces of our fleet. Perhaps this truly is a penance crusade. With all the worshipers in our cult perhaps we also do have the chapter master watching over us. After their indoctrination into the cult, and the the feeling of debt they are fully willing to die for us.What can't we field. 1d100
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>63425167And then we take a few aside as a snack.
>>63425179>TechmarineLooks like we rescue a fair few Tech Priests and laymen to keep everything in shape
>>63425179>80>TechmarineBig oof, we have no marines that can repair our equipment(makes sense they wouldn't train us). Perhaps we're forced to rely on rogue tech priest to maintain our fleet. Or everyone learns a little on how to maintain basic equipment.Also makes sense why we use cheap meat shields with replaceable equipment.1d100 for the equipment we're missing.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>63425226Lets see
>>63425254>Powered and Chain Melee weaponry: Excludes all powered melee weaponry and chain weaponry. Note that this does not exclude melee weaponry as a whole. Not good, looks like we'll be basing and cutting them up the old fashioned way. How does Heatblades sound as a homegrown alternative?
>>63425277Nice and crispy. Chain grease ruins the flavor.So what other equipment we got.1d100
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>63425304May as well use the armor's power generation to some use.Imagine a 1000F blade swinging at some Guard and bursting them into flame with a touch?
>>63425335>54>Warp-Tainted Weapons: Despite the inherent dangers, this chapter makes use of weapons tainted by the warp, imbuing them with powers, however unstable they may be.Fitting it figures a lot of our weapons carry the taint of the warp from when we dabbled.So are we stonk boys. 1d10
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>63425351We're really playing with fire now.And I found some colors in pic related
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>63425371Damn it
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>63425382>Nominal: The Chapter can field ten full companies, each with ten squads. In all likelihood most every squad consist of ten brethren and some specialised appointments may be empty, but the Chapter is regarded as fully fit for battle. Doing better than expectedRolling goals
>>63425426We doing good.Our goal.>Survival: The Renegades have more immediate concerns, currently focused only on surviving the next few decades.We just want to make it through the big bad galaxy. Chapter master protect us.2d100 allies and enemies.
>>63425426>Survival: The Renegades have more immediate concerns, currently focused only on surviving the next few decades. Looks like something happened. The Imps tracked them down? Plague? Chaos? Who knows yet
Rolled 46, 53 = 99 (2d100)>>63425468Rolling
>>63425483Our allies are the necrons, and our enemy another chapter. Mystery intensifies.>also possible thrown together color scheme.
>>63425483>Space Marine Chapter/leader >Space Marine Chapter/leader Interesting Well I have to sleep>>63425506Nice colors but I rolled Marines twice, looks like the two will come to blows later. Maybe we act as our 'Allies' deniable assets to do dirty work for them? The othe Marines are suspicious of our 'Allies' and trouble is brewing
>Alternate Scheme, more around the Cronus name.I've got to sleep to so a quick recap before than.We're Ultramarines. We were found in a brutal time for the Imperium in which it was consumed by civil war. Our chapter master, and possibly very founder was our great protector and admired by all in the chapter. After his fall we dabbled in chaos (possibly to try and bring him back), but left it after realizing it was a bad idea instead forming a cult around him, and keeping our warp empowered weapons. Overtime we've developed the belief that eating other Astartes keeps gene-seed pure.We're constantly on the move picking up other stragglers, trying to outrun an old foe, another space marine chapter. We add what forces we pick up to our own and use them as meat shields. We have no techmarines or chained and powered weapons, which forces us to rely on heat weapons for up close BBQ and rogue tech priest. Despite running for so long we have the strength of a full strength chapter. Praise the chapter master brothers.We'll need a name some possible ones.Sons of Cronus.Dionysus Revelers.Hedonist of Bacchus.
>>63425616One last post. I prefer SoC (Sons of Cronus) best. But that color scheme is ass, no harm meant.
>>63425616The obvious names have eluded you>The SatyrsOr>The RevelersMaybe>The Centaurs
>>63424821Minotaurs are Greek themed, faggot.
>>63425616I say we have the chapter name themselves the sons of [insert og chapter master here, might be a good idea to name him after a fallen greek hero if we are sticking with that theme]
>>63425616This story is perfect for a chapter sent on a penitent crusadeMaybe add something to the color scheme to align with the theme of a crusade. Maybe they paint their shoulder pad in a pattern or color (purple?) To symbolize their newly renewed devotion to the chapter founder?IdkThe flat yellow hurts my eyes.
>>63426720Well I'm awake, SoC are pretty good>>63426348Don't be mean>>63426921I like the idea
So any real idea on how to fluff these guys? Maybe Power/Chain weapons are just really rare for them and the ones they have are relics/plunder they deploy only with their best Brothers
>>63425662Satyrs is a decent name. Revelers of [Chapter Master Hero] was kind of a neat idea, but it kind of depends on the name.
>>63432353Revelers of Dionysus? Elite unit would be the X Satyrs.
>>63432443Interesting stuffhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DionysusThe bull, serpent, tiger, ivy, and wine are characteristic of Dionysian iconography. Dionysus is also strongly associated with satyrs, centaurs, and sileni. He is often shown riding a leopard, wearing a leopard skin, or in a chariot drawn by panthers, and may also be recognized by the thyrsus he carries. Besides the grapevine and its wild barren alter-ego, the toxic ivy plant, both sacred to him, the fig was also his symbol. The pinecone that tipped his thyrsus linked him to Cybele.
>>63425616We rescue people, and presumably use the same people as auxilliaries to bolster our own forces, not unlike the way Ultrasmurfs use regiments of their own serfs to fight alongside them (in parts of the fluff).I have some odd idea that this is a recently fallen chapter who doesn't even know that they're starting down the road to Chaos yet. Maybe a Necron Lord or Daemon Prince started to impersonate the Chapter Master's ghost, told them to cast off their techmarines and chain and power technology to start dabbling in creating warp-tainted old school weapons as a matter of honor. The symbolic simplicity of them, which harkens back to simpler, more brutal times, might make them better conductors of the Warp when these weapons become anointed with enough blood.If it was a Necron masterminding this, then this could be an experiment in creating warp-resonant weaponry and trying to study it or fabricate an ally against rival Chaos factions, given these weapons would be effective against daemons; and would also explain why these guys are allied with Necrons.If it's a Daemon Prince behind this, he's just dicking them over to make more Chaos Marines. And guess which god this DP would be allied with. Not Khorne, who's too straightforward for schemes, and low chance of Tzeentch, who doesn't like melee. Your Early Greek theme might have been more appropriate than you realize.If we nix the idea of heated weapons, since that wasn't rolled for, that would be more thematic for warp-tainted melee weapons.Also, it seems like this chapter might have gotten on the bad side of a rival chapter who's hunting them. /These/ guys saw their rivals as the heretics, and decided that eating the dead to maintain purity was acceptable since they weren't visibly mutated or tainted. In fact they could have seen it as rescuing them in death to take their rivals into them, and becoming part of a "purer" chapter.
>>63432653I can see why about Heatblades being nixed. Maybe the warp tainted weapons cause status effects? Like drunkenness and high adrenaline and what not?
>>63432612Serpent would be thematic, since OP is leaning towards Slaanesh. Chapter icon could be a snake and ivy vine wrapping around a goblet like a caduceus.
>>63432678For the wielder or the victim?
>>63432678*Or we could keep Heat Blades as a step up in weapons for Sargeants and the like to replace out Power/Chain weapons? Warp Tainted stuff is reserved for the higher ups, the guys who can mentally shrug it off and tame them.>>63432692I like it. Their armor is embossed/engraved with all the symbols mentioned and beautifully detailed.
>>63432712The victim, but those without mental/spiritual fortitude will fall prey t the same fate.
The Revelers' homeworld was a mix of Civilized/Pleasue and Agri World, a rarity among rarities for Marine homeworlds. The planet was renowned for it's wine, cattle and resorts that Sector Nobility came to see and partake. As payment the Revelers given favors and the like as well as connections to use politically. How does this sound? They could actually recruit from around the sector instead?
>>63432715>*Or we could keep Heat Blades as a step up in weapons for Sargeants and the like to replace out Power/Chain weapons? Warp Tainted stuff is reserved for the higher ups, the guys who can mentally shrug it off and tame them.You could, I'm just saying it might otherwise be hard to reconcile why they tossed out powered weapons, and it's not unreasonable to say they let the rank and file keep the kids stuff. Having your assault marines have rune-embossed ritual blades without an actual warp presence yet isn't entirely unreasonable. Heresy era Word Bearers had the option for sergeants and officers, and might have had specialist squads equipped with them. Another reasonable way to mesh these notions is that it could be some idiosyncratic chapter tradition. Might even fit in with their purity theme for why they decided to go old school, and they like heated weapons the same reason SoB like flamer weapons, since fire is a strong purifying force in Imperial theology.Just got to find a way to manage the power tether that connects to their armor the way a lot of Chaos weapons do.
>>63432902I was thinking the same. Heat Blades could also be tied into a Proto-Slaanesh branding thing. Many such blades have a mark embossed which when heated is used to brand a target for whatever reason the mark denotes:>Food>Brother>Slave >Etc.As I was on the toilet I thought what if the cannibalism is tied to brining their CM back? Like some weird ritual that invooles them consuming craptons of Marines , UM stock preferably to do so?
>>63426720What's to stop the Chapter Master name from being Cronus or Dionysus.
>>63433028>The cult of Dionysus is also a "cult of the souls"; his maenads feed the dead through blood-offerings, and he acts as a divine communicant between the living and the dead. He is sometimes categorised as a dying-and-rising god. And straight from the Wiki that makes me realize this is perfect.>>63433048Either works honestly. Dio for partying and the Revelry and Cronus for Cannibalism
You could even work CSM horns unto these guys>Dionysus was a god of resurrection and he was strongly linked to the bull. In a cult hymn from Olympia, at a festival for Hera, Dionysus is invited to come as a bull; "with bull-foot raging". Walter Burkert relates, "Quite frequently [Dionysus] is portrayed with bull horns, and in Kyzikos he has a tauromorphic image", and refers also to an archaic myth in which Dionysus is slaughtered as a bull calf and impiously eaten by the Titans. In the Classical period of Greece, the bull and other animals identified with deities were separated from them as their agalma, a kind of heraldic show-piece that concretely signified their numinous presence.
Each Reveler is in charge of a portion of their auxiliaries. When a Brother dies their auxiliaries are divided among the rest of the Chapter as much as possible. Leftovers are either sacrificed or put to work in a part of the ship. Each Marine uses these auxiliaries in squads to support them selves as an entourage. These Guards are rather well equipped for their lot.In larger theaters the Chapter/Companies make use of mass numbers of auxiliaries
>>63433271>Marine uses these auxiliaries in squads to support them selves as an entourage.They sound like excellent hypemen.It also seems we've settled on "Dionysus Revelers". All praise Chapter Master Dionysus!
>>63433334Ave Chapter Master Dionysus! May our Wine be sweet and fulfilling! I meant for it as part of a kill team where cultists are supporting their marine masters
>>63433375>>63433271How many Aux for each marine guys? A couple dozen for a normal Brother with the leaders of the Chapter having hundreds-1000? Or everyone gets a set amount?The auxiliaries also act as squires in addition to their battlefield role. They make sure their Marine Masters are always prepared and not *Too* intoxicated
>>63433375I know that but they might also fulfill the role of telling the enemy how great their master is. On the subject of auxiliaries if they're distributed amongst other lords maybe that's why they fight so hard, a kinda "hey my current boss is great, it'd be shitty if he bit the dust and were reassigned." type situation.
>>63433456Aren't marines basically immune to getting drunk thanks to all their counteragents to poisons?
>>63433503Pretty sure but these Revelers could have created a brew to rival the Fenrisian Ale for religious/celebratory purposes>>63433478I like it. "I rather prefer Arcadus to say Xiphos, but don't tell anyone. I enjoy not being eaten"
>>63433503That's why they've made their own type of alcohol, like the Space wolves, that can get them drunk. Only downside is that it's so strong it kills regular humans.
>>63433456>How many Aux for each marine guys? A couple dozen for a normal Brother with the leaders of the Chapter having hundreds-1000? Or everyone gets a set amount?Probably 3-5 for a brother, double for sergeants, up to quintupled for captains, and about x10 or 100 for the current chapter master.That or multiples of 7. Less likely if they don't know if they're worshipping Slaanesh.
>>63433569I'd prefer them to not know they're fueling slaanesh cause than they're just a chaos warband.
>>63433545Thing is grain alcohol tastes like shit. They better be making the rest of that 180 proof drink kool aid or some shit.
>>63424390Do you have an ETA on unified fluff, or are you still in the Bouncing Around Ideas phase. I kind of like these guys and want to see where it goes.
>>63433594So they drink heavily alcoholic Cranberry Vodka mixers?
>>63433620None so far, we're just bouncing ideas right now. But we got a fair bit down.So Necron or DP "Ally"?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>63433659Necrons are unique, but DP makes more sense. Rolling for it: 1 for Necrons, 2 for DP.
>>63433695Crons it is. Should we roll them up?https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Necron_Army_Creation_Tables>>63433623Pomegranate is more appropriate since the Greeks ate a lot of the min ancient times
Okay so here's what we've got set in stone so far.We're the Dionysus Revelers a Ultramarine successor. We were founded in a brutal time for the Imperium in which it was consumed by civil war. Our chapter master Lord Dionysus, and possibly very founder was our great protector and admired by all in the chapter. After his fall we dabbled in chaos to try and bring him back, but left it after realizing it was a bad idea instead forming a cult around him, and keeping our warp empowered weapons. Overtime we've developed the belief that eating other Astartes keeps gene-seed pure, and that devouring the flesh of Ultramarines brings him closer to resurrection.We're constantly on the move picking up other stragglers, trying to outrun an old foe, another space marine chapter. We add what forces we pick up to our own and use them as meat shields. We have no techmarines or chained and powered weapons, which forces us to rely on warp powered weapons and rogue tech priest. Despite running for so long we have the strength of a full strength chapter. Each brother is assigned a squad of personal auxiliaries, the higher you are the more you get. We also developed our own kind of wine, called Ambrosia wine, that can get a marine drunk and kills normal humans.Praise the chapter master Dionysus brothers.
>>63433659>>63433695I really like the idea that some tomb lord is directing us. Maybe he found us fucking with chaos and was like "shit better step in here".
>>63433755Pretty good. Nice idea on Ambrosia.>>63433767Necrons also have the Egyptian theme which blends nicely in with our ancient Greek theme. But not too heavy of course.Original Side in the Necrontyr Secession Wars (d10)
I tried my hand at the color scheme again, but for some reason the gold and purple don't go together as good as I thought they would.
>>63433864It's far better than>>63425616 for sure, their is the banding issue on the kness but that's always a problem with the marine painter.The ships of the Revelers are known for being quite splendidly decorated, odd for a Marine Chapter even a renegade. This may be a form of keeping unity and sanity for the chapter since much of the architecture is reminiscent of their homeworld Bacchus III, the Pleasure/Agri/Civilized world they hailed from.
>>63433767Kind of the idea >>63432653 had except coming from the direction of "Better keep this shit from getting out of hand" instead of "Let's take advantage of this and see where it goes.">>63433735Not sure it makes too much sense right yet. Key still has executive control over chapter creation, and he can still shoot that idea down if s/he thinks it's a silly idea.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>63433934Fuck you.>>63433823Rolling.
>>63433934Sure, I'll wait till Keys is ready.I like the Necron Lord is more a scientist using the Marines as guinea pigs to reach the use of stable warp weapons against chaos/psychers without Nulls
>>63433967>>63433934I'm not against the necron part, I love it in fact, but rolling up a whole army seems a bit much. This also calls into question why he needs them. Maybe he's the last survivor of his dynasty or something went wrong when his army was meant to be awakened and he's alone so he needs to use the Revelers, and to do so uses Necron tech to appear as their lord.
>>63434029A Necron Lord hiding within the bowels of the Reveler's flagship? That's ballsy but cool as all hell.
>>63434065>>63434029>Journal Entry 348940: The Revelers are eating a captured Marine...Again.
>>63434136>Journal Entry 348945: The Marines still do not realize I am living under their Chapter Master's Sarcophogi
>>63434065>>63434136>>63434200Journal Entry 348442: They nearly found me as I tried to wander the halls, currently hiding in janitor closest.Journal Entry 348943: I appeared as the ghostly face of their lord in a brazier. Several fainted in awe.
>>63434216Journal Entry 348943: The Revelers have sufferd a great loss over nearly two whole companies, they are currently lamenting the loss in fron of the sarcophagi. It is very loud now due to the Organ and crying. I wish I was back on my Tomb World.
>>63434065Maybe their homeworld (possibly Bacchus III) was secretly a Tomb World, and when the planet was being destroyed he woke up and hightailed it by hiding on a Reveler ship. But his army was destroyed and now he uses the Revelers as his stand in force.>Journal Entry 347432: Heading to Jhakon II, home of Mephtep. Dude was a dick, gonna blow up his tomb.
>>63434302Maybe he manipulates the Revelers into doing his bidding?Popping up as a ghost or whatever, egging them to a tomb world for his dynasty, where he plans to just finish them off.
>>63434280>>63434216>>63434200>>63434136So I accidentally made this down to a teeconan.wikia.com/wiki/The_Servants_of_Bit-Yakin>>63434302It all ties together.>Journal Entry 347432: Managed to get the Revelers on bard with the plan. They are going to plow a Space Hulk into the TW and set off all the explosive material inside. This'll make an Ork orgasm...Ew
>>63434333It could be his World was the last tomb of the Dynasty and now he needs them cause everyone of his allies are all fucking dead. So now he pops up as a ghost to them. "Hey, we need to go kill these pricks. Don't ask why." 'Little did they know the target fucked his sister pre-metal bodies'.
>>63434416>Why Mephtep? Because this is all I have left. My Tomb, my Dynasty is forever gone. Nothing remains except finishing some unfinished business. I'd say this is nothing personal... but I'd be lying to myself and you. This is for my sister you son of a bitch!
So what's this guys name, or does he just call himself Dionysus. Maybe he's so use to it that it's done out of habit. "You that you could defeat me Mephtep! But I am the great lord Dionysus!... Wait hold on."
>>63434450>Journal Entry 347532: Success. The first stable Warp Weapon "Fury" is complete. The device shows all the hallmarks of a warp weapon with no corrupting influence on the weilder. Imbued with the Human's worship of their Emperor, it is reinforced by belief through "The purifying forces of Fire and Light". Testing has shown it to be extraordinarily effective against Warp Spwan. Many test subjects died with a single strike and those around the wielder are shown to be weakened or hesitant to approach>>63434555That's funny. I can see himself making the mistake a few times. Maybe post Rift he even starts reffering himself as Dionysus in his Entries?
>>63434588>post Rift?Also fuck yeah flaming war weapons powered by belief in Dionysus would be awesome.
>>63434645The current era of 40k. You know where the galaxy is literally split in two by a rift?And yeah the construction of such a weapon is a big deal. It's effectively a Imperial/necron Daemon weapon with none of the drawbacks butt needs incredible belief to operate it.
>>63434662Ah yeah that. It makes sense their tech might be better than the Imperiums even without tech marines, because they got a Necron Lord slowly feeding them Necron tech and rogue tech priest.>Journal Entry 351332: The galaxy has split in two. I wonder who's fault this is. I lord Dionysus have commanded we survive and hide to build our forces for the coming battles.
>>63434713This keeps getting better and better. The Necron tech being leaked is a good way to keep the Revelers in shape and hitting above their weight.So our smbol is a mix of these?
>>63434757I imagine a goblet with wings would be fitting.
>>63434792I thought that would delve a little into BA territory but I wouldn't mind. Needs snakes though, for the corruption and Immortality symbolism
>>63434836We could do a viper skull on the goblet, instead of wings, or maybe an ouroboros on the inscribed Goblet.
>>63434933That could work, a bit of work on a model but nt too bad. Ourboros surrounding a small chalice?So why are the Enemy Marines chasing us again? Were they the guys who blew our homeworld up? Did they find out we're working with a Necron?Since we're Nomads they must not enjoy trying to chase us since they also have duties to the Imperium, and other Imperial forces are likely on the look out too.
>>63434971It could be the Minotaurs. They were kinda made to hunt marines like us down, and it could be like a clash of the Greeks, maybe they don't like us stealing their thunder.
>>63435050Totally forgot about them. Any new lore on them? This galaxy isn't big enough for the two of us it seems.
>>63435083Not that I know of.Actually speaking of Minotaurs since we pick up so many strays do we have abhumans in our auxiliaries. Maybe we actually have real Minotaurs, and satyrs, cause we picked up some beast men.
>>63435137Also forgot Beastmen existed in 40k. Probably aren't liked very much even here. But it's better than a normal Imperial world/fleet. At least they feel useful and their is a sense of camaraderie among the fleet. Centaurs as well?
>>63435164Minotaurs in place of Ogryns, fully armored with starship hull grade plating. Gors called Satyrs that fill the rank and file of the auxiliaries.>You enter a hallway on a ship, filled with marble columns Greek temple style. Between the columns stand large Minotaurs armored with a seemingly high-tech pattern of armor, they look menacing as the braziers behind them cause them to appear larger than life. You climb the marble steps to a much larger more grand brazier. Moments after falling to your knees the form of Lord Dionysus manifest in the flames.My dick is diamonds.
The Reveler's fleet is noted for the large amounts of Hydroponics across it. Each ship has a fairly sizeable amount where a number of things are grown. The majority grown is food stuff from their destroyed homeworld of Bacchus III. Grape vines, Pomegrantes, Cinnamon and much more are made their. The Marines grow this to keep their sanity and as a reminder of the tragedies to learn from them
>>63435325Have to go to dinner with my dad so I'll be gone for around an hour. Great idea. Don't forget the frescoes/mosaics
>>63435083the only new lore we have on the Minatours is that they encountered some plague mariens resulting in their gene seed stocks getting fucked up resulting in them high tailing it to Terra to get more.Also instead of having the Minatours chase us, how about the chapter enemy be Turkish themed chapter in a small reference to Greek-Turk rivalry
>>63435445I love it. You know those Ogryn berserkers in HH? Imagine those but Minotaurs.
>>63435561I imagine the Minotaurs to be more like Bullgryns. After all we maybe cannibals and drunkards but we aren't barbarians.
>>63435616Even better. But the berserkers are still around but in small groups used when things get tough, like boarders are going to overrun the ship. Remember the Giant Guards from Dark Souls?
>>63435656Standard Minotaur Loadout: A sleek armor made from Starship grade hull plating, A shield made from the same material, A giant warp infused axe that cuts through demons like butter.>A red corsair burst in through a boarding pod only to get gibed by a Minotaur welding a giant axe, and wearing fully enclosed Greek spartan style armor.
>>63436610>>63435776Sorry the Thai place had poor connection so I was unable to postYou still there?
>>63436729Cool. Should we start the enemy Marines? I was thinking since they were Turkic they'd be like the Scars but Ultra descendants. Makes them a little unique since they're hunting the Revelers for being heretical Ultras. Also they never liked the Revelers even before they fell because the Turks thought they were 'Soft' due to their homewolrd
Would make sense, perhaps they fought together in the past and their hatred grew from there.
>>63436789They could even be from the same founding, the same source of geneseed even. Making them near literal brothers in a sense. They are rather nomadic and far hunting with no real home to call their own, they enjoy the fact this made them 'Strong and Tough' compared to the Revelers who 'Grew Fat and Weak on their little garden world'.They also have a chip on their shoulder since people keep mistaking them for WS offshoots>>63436844Yep
>>63436856Average Bacchus III attitude.
>>63436936The Nobles and tourists yeah, but the rural yokels are quite nice and the Marines actually have been known to recruit from them from time to time before the Exterminatus. Speaking of which these Turk Marines were likely the ones to help pull the trigger, along with all the Nobles on it. Leading to some political instability in the Sector for centuries to come since all the power vacuums left dynasties fucked
>>63436936After centuries of directing and 'Leading' the Revelers through the guise of Dionysus, 'Dionysus' (Name pending) has acquired a sort of paternal affection, grandfatherly really towards the Revelers fleet, from Marine to Abhuman. This is largely due to the loss of his Tomb World and dynasty
>>63436982The Bacchus system was once a lush and prosperous system. But after the Exterminatus of Bacchus III, for suspected heresy claimed by the Turk marines. The system fell to ruin the noble lords lost on Bacchus III causing a power vacuum, and without the Revelers to protect them they became and easy target.Lord Dionysus stayed behind with a company of marines to protect a golden age facility which cast a shield around the planet protecting it from Exterminatus, while the others evacuated as many on the ships of the fleet as they could. When everyone was loaded on they sent a gunship to pick up the last remaining dozen, but they and Dionysus was felled by the Chapter Master of the Turks. A brave soul recovered the body. He was entombed on the Thyrsus, flagship of the Revelers. Not knowing a Necron Tomb lord had snuck on.>>63437090yes
>>63437138>Journal Entry 1: The foolish Humans have not realized I have snuck upon their ship. I shall make a hiding hole and wait it out till I have recovered my strength. They shall never suspect I have taken up residence under their ruler's sarcophogi
>>63437177>Journal Entry 45789: The captain of the fifth company died in a skirmish with a fleet of rak'gol pirates. Current status: devastated.
>>63437138perhaps we can also say the reason the chapter laxs power weapons and tech marines is due to the fact that the Turk Marines struck their armory first slaughtering the marines inside and capturing said blades.
>>63437216That could work well.
>>63437224Should we play off the Turk Roach meme, and have it so the Turks are actually fairly mutated in contrast to us despite being loyal.
>>63437138How about due to the destruction of a planet, the death of all those nobles and the instability caused the Turks were put onto a penance crusade by the Inquisition to repent and go after the Revelers? Another point of contention between them.>>63437271That'd be funny but naw. The Turks are already pretty fucked.
>>63437216We could also use this so that all our Techmarines died protecting the shield facility and armories.>>63437299It might be better if they're chasing us more as a personal grudge. They were ordered to go on a penance crusade, but instead just follow us and say they're doing their jobs.
>Let me tell you why I am not purging your chapter Turk CM. The Revelers use of Warp tainted equipment could have been dealt with by Penance crusade, the cult around CM Dionysus could have been overlooked, BUT DECLARING UNSANCTIONED EXTERMINATUS ON A GARDEN WORLD IS TOO FAR! THE ONLY REASON YOU'RE NOT GETTING PURGED IS DUE TO US FINDING IT WAS A TOMB WORLD!>Your recklessness has caused the deaths of all those Nobles, parasites they may be, their existence kept the peace between the planets. With them gone the Sector is going to fall to civil war between them selves and the dynasties, merchants and more. This is a shitshow beyond anything I've witnessed in my long life. You will go on a Penance Crusade to bring back the Revelers to stand trial or eradicate them if they fall to Chaos. Do I make myself clear?
>>63437367That's how I see it. They know they fucked up but don't want to admit it. So they take their frustrations out on going after the Revelers, but can get sidetracked by local war efforts.These guys sound pretty petty now that I think of it
>>63437409I like that. We can work with that. But we should have it so the Warp equipment came after, trying to revive the CM using the warp. But Necron Dionysus was like that ain't going to end well and stopped the risky stuff.Also who's the stand in master. He should have a title like Reaper of Dionysus, or Grand Scythe to reflect the harvest origins, while hinting at the Necron lord. Some name like Talos Deimos
>>63437481Talos Deimos get's my vote. Even he doesn't know the NL is in charge through his Wizard of Oz gig.
The Sarcophogi of CM Dionysus of the Revelers is situated in the Flagship "The Bountiful Harvest" main Hydroponic dome. It is surrounded by meadows, forests and numerous wildlife. The area it sits is a temple made of marble and other precious materials
>>63437604So are we going Thyrsus or The Bountiful Harvest. I like the description is fits with how the other ships are described for their Hydroponics. Also in the other ships are situated temples that are perfect recreations of CM Dionysus's tomb, but where his sarcophagus would be is a grand Brazier.
So the Marines are adding Necron tech to their own by way of the NL doling it out to the Tech Priests here and there. In addition he's actually been teaching them stuff on how to create lesser copies so they can learn on their own to stand on their own two feeet. >Honor Guard kitted with Cryptguard derived equipment
>>63437681Yeah, Thrysus would fit better being the wand/staff of Dionysus. BH is the converted freighter they captured a while back and turned to be their main manufacturing/hydroponic ship. The brazier idea is good, they have Serfs, Abhumans or Scouts in charge of keeping them lit at all times
>>63437713Going off on Abhumans, Dionysus the god was regarded as the protector of those who do not belong to conventional society and he thus symbolizes the chaotic, dangerous and unexpected, everything which escapes human reason and which can only be attributed to the unforeseeable action of the gods. Maybe our Dio was the first to show these Abhumans their first sign of actual human compassion and managed to get the Revelers to follow suit?Also Leopard, Lion, Tiger cloaks for veterans
>Idea for the general ornaments and decorations you'd see on the armor of a Reveler.Also what were the people of Bacchus like pre-destruction. Probably bronze skinned from being a well lit agriworld. Well toned muscle from work in the fields, even on most lords from pride in appearance and genetics. Normal hair colors are ginger and blonde. Green and blue eyes.
>>63437777Following with >>63437814 our home could have also been home to Beastmen before it blew up, and we followed his way by picking up others we found and adding them to those we evacuated. Making the Reveler fleet have a large concentration of loyal Beastmen.
>>63437814Decorations would be here>>63432612 also lots of harvest related imagery, workers working the fields, parties with people enjoying themselves, being raucous etc.The average workers were the people who in a sense are what got the Revlers to stay. They adored the simple hard and smart working rural Arcadian lifestyle the lived. They even recruited from their numbers from time to time. Dionysus himself came fro such a humble origin, he protected numerous sheep herds fro mbandits and predators time after time with but a sling and staff.>>63437845The Abhumans were also inhabitants, they were originally kept around to provide target practice, mercenary/guard work and cheap labor.
>>63424411I love that this is how we start
>>63437886"There are some days where I would walk back to my village when it wasn't too busy. I would go without armor and in simple field clothes, so I could feel the wind and sun upon my skin. The ground and water on my feet. I would take a single Honor Guard and a few PDF as formality. When I arrived I smiled for it was still there even centuries later. I would then ask the shepherd if I could take over, and he'd agree. During that time I allowed my mind to wander back to my youth so long ago."-Chapter Master Dionysus Demeter recounting his days off>>63437953Yep
>>63437886So pre-founding of the Revelers it was Ultramarine. Because remember Dionysus was a Ultramarine before being used to found us.Also I'd like it if for once we were a world that didn't treat our Abhumans like shit. They were probably servants for the nobles, and laborers in the fields but considering all things in the Imperium maintained much of the freedom a regular Bacchus citizen had, but couldn't be nobility.>>63437953Only the finest of minds here.
>>63438019Dang I forgot Dionysus was a Smurf, and I wrote a good bit here>>63437986Yeah Bacchus III was the one world where Abhumans were *Not* shat on. The crime rates accordingly were the lowest of all such worlds in the Imperium
>>63438019So was Dionysus gifted to us or something else? Was he given a choice on what chapter to join? Maybe the Ultras thought the Abhuman crime rates were too low to be true and sent him or he and his company were already there and decided t ocheck Bacchus III out.The Marines of Bacchus III before the shattering were known to be recruited rom the agriculturalist rural folk in the countryside. It was due to the belief that such a simple upbringing led to the later marines having a stronger spiritual fortitude When the died, the bodies of the marines would be placed into the wilderness to be picked away by wildlife over the course of weeks. They are watched over by Abhumans and Scouts to observe and prevent grave robbers stealing the bones.Poetry and artwork regarding the simple lifestyles of these rural folk were very common among the Marines both Pre and Post Shattering.
>>63437986I think this can work with a little finagling. Dionysus was from Maccrage and it likely had areas like Bacchus III, but B3 is such areas writ on a planetary scale. When Dionysus took time to explore the world as part of a tour his memories of his childhood came back, being a simple shepherd boy. He wrote to Calgar/the CM of the time regarding his wish to join the Revelers due to how smitten he had become with the people and place, citing it was planets and people like these are what the Marines were fighting for.
>>63438312He founded the Revelers. Maybe they were assigned as guards. Or fought off a xeno invasion that never grew into a big threat, and before the Ultras left they recruited some farmers and shepherds from the world one of which was Dionysus
>>63438401Okay so he founded the Revelers, that's how I always assumed that roll worked, because it's really confusing. So Dionysus has been dead for millennia but his exploits earned him such acclaim by his chapter they over time developed a cult around him?
Maybe we can work the Turk hate into Dionysus's own backstory. Perhaps both him and his brother were recruited into the Ultramarines due to their bravery both brothers were chosen to father successor chapters. The rivalry started when Dionysus was given their homeworld, and the brother was stuck with a shitty feral ice world.>>63438450He was viewed as a father, protector, and figure of legend even in his own time. But with his apparent returning as a spirit after sorcery was attempted (via Necron lord) he was worshiped as a god. And they picked up some strange habits like believing cannibalism was a rite of purity.
>>63438506From the other Marine roll thread? That could work, but we'd have to change either chapter founding's to make it work. I love the brother idea and how the whole situation devolved from simple jealousy
>>63438537Other roll thread? Also I don't see why we'd have to change it much.
>>63438553Here>>63436113Not that OP just pointing it out. But I like the Feral world idea. Should we roll up the Turks? I put forth Far Hunters for their name
>>63438590I agree with the name, but let's avoid rolling them up we'll shape them as we need them. Going through making two chapters would require a ton of threads for a proper fleshing.
Okay so we got a lot of stuff here. Should I make a 1d4chan page for the Revelers. If not for deserving it, for keeping track of what's set in stone then.
>>63438636Agreed. So we can go with my idea here>>63437986 since Dionysus came from Bacchus III along with his brother, who got some miserable cold steppe world to raise a chapter. He grew to resent such a place since the people lived short brutal lives in comparison to Bacchus III and his brothers/sons were regarded as savages bby others despite how hard they tried to counter such things, they were/are quite learned
>>63438663I say go for it. I love our misguided pastoral greek cannibal marines
>>63438670It's ironic in a way. The Far hunters were set up as being a textbook renegade/traitor chapter but remained loyal more due to circumstance and vice versa with the Revelers being textbook loyalists that went rogue
Love it. Love all of it.The gods have smiled on this project. The dice rolled well.
>>63438743>>63438742It's beautiful. But need to confirm a color scheme.Discount Ultra: >>63425506None more gold: >>63425616Spilled the wine: >>63433864Everyone feel free to put another forward. Gold and Purple fits the decadent Greek feel the most.
>>63438743Oh yeah. I love the convergence of so many things destroying Bacchus III, if the Turk brother saw what happened he'd be weeping in agony/despair. This isn't what he would have wanted at all
>>63438794Spilled wine for me. it fits best, or maybe a wine red?
>>63438819We did say he killed Dionysus though. So maybe it was a slow hate that festered underneath for his brother and home. Or his marines were just meant to capture the world, but a captain who hated the Revelers hit the Exterminatus button.Also we need thing like battlecry, sayings, chapter strength specifics. Since we don't care about the codex and are around nominal strength my guess would be 1,300.
>>63438848Just tried that, kinda made them look blood angel like.
>>63438890We need to sit down and straigten things out. Both Chapters were founded in M35 and both brothers were from Bacchus III. They were raised by the Smurfs to take part as marines and during the Apostasy. After that another founding and both showed themselves more than capable and earned chapters. Dionysus got Bacchus III while the Turk bro got a cold steppe feral world. He would imprint his hate and resentment towards Dionysus that would fester for millennia until the button was pressed.Also the Far Hunters are more typical of the Scars than normal Marines, they prefer lighting strikes and high mobility. So armor assault and bikes are the order of the day
>>63438890"Were it not for their wanderlust and love of finer things, the sheer ferocity of the Revelers would have overrun Segmentum Tempestus centuries ago." --Cicero Aeneus, Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus in his book "Musings on Heretics, Traitors and Other Undesirables."
>>63438959I like it. "Once I called you Brother"https://youtu.be/Bcg5rN-jlaw
>>63438952Makes sense will work off that. Also what should the last name of the brothers be, I'm thinking Krasi (Greek word for wine).
>>63439005Their original last name? Or they could be "****** of Krasi (Wine)" like old times names where Sur names were not a thing. They lived in a rural backwater with only their sheep herd to their names
"I hate this world. The sun never shines, the air is cold and the ground more so. Only shrubs and dry grass seem to grow. Their are more predators than prey to be found it seems. The people fight eachother because they know no better. Many Marines would say such a world is perfect for producing the finest Astartes to be had. But they're wrong. So very very wrong. What point is it to have strong recruits if only a handful of a handful survive to become Marines? None. If only I could industrialize this ice ball and improve the people's lot in life, but I cannot. The Ordo Astartes would be up my ass faster than I could say "Heretic". My brother and I, practiacally twins, we ended up in places so different fro mone another. We talked of how we would come back to Bacchus III and rule it together as co-rulers. But look at me. On some miserable backwater far worse than my birth world."
>>63438952>>63438959>>63439002https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcg5rN-jlawPicture it the two young brothers playing soldier in a vineyard with sticks. Then change it to the day Bacchus III was destroyed. Pods drop from the sky in blazing fire. People scream and run through the streets, even livestock slaughtered in the fields. From the pods burst forth more and more Turk marines on their vehicles, cutting down people in the streets as they fight towards the Revelers ships and the shield facility. Techmarines cut down in the armories as they try to arm their brothers. Revelers fighting tooth and nail as civilians and the Beastmen of their home rush to the ships.One company and Chapter Master Dionysus of Krasi trading blows with his brother and the enemy marines. Veterans of the Turks vs the Techmarines of the Revelers. At the steps of a golden age facility projecting a shield over the planet they fight for the fate of the planet. Two chapters as close as family two can be for Astartes chapters. The ships pf the Revelers fleet take off with as many as they can hold. A Reveler gunship is sent to the largest city on the planet where the facility is held. Minutes out Dionysus is felled by his brother, and the facility overwhelmed and destroyed. As the Turks own ship arrives to pick their own up the Reveler ship sets down and a brave soul Talos Deimos fights to recover the body of his chapter master. As the ships take off a Turk turns to his Chapter Master. At long last all of the pain boils over, turning to the marine he says. "Order the Exterminatus I want nothing more to do with this cursed world."
>>63439195I love it, but the Shattering comes much later when both Brothers are long dead. The Turk Brother's hate and resentment festers in his Chapter that leads up to the destruction of Bacchus III. "We'll beome Angels one day Zephyr. Just you wait. And we'll become the mightiest of the mall, Chapter Masters and rule Cchus together side by side. What say you?""We'll always be together Dionysus. Nothing will change that. You're my Brother."
>>63439273We've established pretty heavily that Dionysus died in the "shattering", so we'll have to find a way to work around this.Also I really like the name Zephyr for the brother. This could be how they started out, and it grew into a bitter cold hate as their chapters grew. Dionysus just getting the Homeworld was just the first straw.
The Far Hunters are pretty much resentful now a days, having become near Marines Malevolent assholes due to the festering wound in them left by their first CM Zephyr millennia ago. This has earned them few friends, as their attitude rubs everyone off the wrong way, their brutality is a part of this as well. Their preference fro fast assaults tend to leave their allies in the dust and they are quite destructive in their pursuit of destroying their foes to get to the next battle field. For colors I think cold/hard colors would work best. For a symbol not sure, maybe a rampant horse?
>>63439344If you say so. I like the idea of the two chapters coming to ultimate blows over imagined slights between two brothers long since dead which destroyed their homeworld. I guess I had my own vision of the story between the two chapters.
>>63437409>You're out of control, Turk CM! You're off the case. And don't give me any shit about it or I'll have you turn in your badge and gun.
>>63439375>something like this?
>>63439418That works well I was thinking something like >>63436789 but yours works>>63439416>"I'm telling you Chief, there is something fishy going on with the Revelers."
>>63438890>battlecry"For Glory! For Infamy! For ETERNITY!!">quotes(To a loyal brother before killing him)"You speak of honor but know little of it. What is honor without class?">sayings"Woe to the game in our wild hunt"
>>63439483For the Far Hunters:Battle Cry:>Like the Hounds we chase. Like the Winds we Howl!Quotes:>Sayings:>Hate is an Acid which is more damaging to the container than the target.
>>63439483>"For Glory! For Infamy! For ETERNITY!!"
"Why? This is our home. Does that mean so little to you?" Came Dionysus' question to Zephyr."You always looked down on me Dionysus. I always knew. We were supposed to rule Bacchus III together, but you, the favored first son always got what he wanted, while I was left the scraps to gnaw on. It's not fair, you have our home while I got an Iceball filled with savages that don't know how to write let alone plant seeds."
I know none of us are Draw fags, but I'd appreciate it if one would join and help draw up the Heraldry.
>>63439575Thanks anon.The hedonistic aspect of these guys is what's so imspirational
>>63439682Sadly I cannot. All I have is MS Paint and no mouse pad to help.More FH fluff:>The Far Hunters in comparison to the Revelers are highly utilitarian. Their equipment and ships are quite bare of ornamentation when put up against the RoD's beautifully carved columns and handcrafted mosaics. Furs, tapestrys and other simple decoration are common though.>The FH have been effectively expelled fro mtheir homeworld following their Penance crusade, which many have taken with joy since they collectively hated the place to their bones. The wished the new administrators the best of luck in their endeavors with much fanfare
Inquisitorial Report #2018541957Subject: Sons of Dionysus and (insert name of Turk Chapter here) conflictRecords dating back to M35 have shown both chapters to be founded around the same time each led by a brother. Records of the two showed a close bound between each other and the likely hope that with this bound it would forge stronger chapter relations. However, as time passed it started to become clear that the opposite happened. Its unclear when relations between started to mutate into a cancerous hatred though the Siege of Thermablous was a clear indication of what was to come. The two chapters were tasked with clearing a chaos insurrection from though the two disagreed on which tactics to use. The sons regularly employ the usage of heavily armored terminator squads with the support of devastators to wittle down their foes while the (turk chapter) favor lightning fast attacks supported by long range bombardment. As the campaign dragged on it became increasingly clear the two chapters were barely cooperating and were nearly on the brink of conflict. (Turk CM) accused the Sons of being nothing but spoiled nobles tainting the legacy of Guilliman by allowing brats into their ranks while Dionysus accused his brother of being nothing but a savage no better then hive ganger scum. After the campaigns conclusion, the two chapters refused to interact with each other as tensions continued to grow. All attempts by their parent chapter to mend relations ended in failure, resulting in the (Turk Chapter) launching a pre-preemptive strike once rumor spread of foul arts being practiced. What followed resulted in a full scale civil war in the sub-sectors on the Sons going renegade. Since this incident, the Ultramarine Chapter master and the Ordo Hereticus have ordered the (Turk Chapter) to redeem themselves by going on a Pentient Crusade and bring the Sons of Dionysus back for judgement. As of M42, the two chapters are known to be active with their bitter hatred only growing.
>>63439847I guess Zephyr didn't get the memo most of the Sons Marines came from the pastoralists?
>>63439847>'Dionysus' realizes the similarities between the two Chapters and his own Dynasty's backstory is quite similar. The House split and only one survived leading to his house ruling the Dynasty. He's obviously saddened by this.It's ironic we made a very sympathetic necron in less than 300 posts.
>>63439195One thought: The Ottoman Turks were steppe nomads who picked up Islam and the idea of hereditary monarchy from the territories they conquered. The Turk Chapter Master is like their Osman (hell, the reference is obscure enough that could work if not for the brother, then some later Chapter Master). He gathered the scattered tribes and made them into a Power. Bacchus III meanwhile, is their Byzantium; it represents everything they aspire to. The culture, ancient legitimacy, beauty, that they have inherited from their founding Chapter Master. Only it doesn't quite turn out like it did for the historic turks. You could show this with a slight twist on the scene, rather than have the Chapter Master order Exterminatus so bluntly, the Chapter Master orders an orbital bombardment. The marine begins asking about targeting priorities to which the CM replies "No need. I am done with this cursed place. Cyclonic torpedoes, planetary coverage". The marine is so shocked he lapses back to the language he was raised in: "Bismillah, in His name chapter master, that is Exterminatus..."The only response is silence followed by a quiet, cold, question: "Is there a problem?"After another moment comes the response: "Firing cyclonic torpedoes." And some quietly muttering an ancient phrase, "Mashallah".The Turks don't think the Revellers are worthy of their planet. Don't think they're proper caretakers of it; but the Shattering... that's not what they had in mind at all. The Turks never quite recover from the Shattering either. Except they become hyper-loyal; they must be loyal. "For if we are not loyal we are damned."
>>63440035I love it. Mix it with this>>63439814and they believe once this is overthey can search for a new home to make amends for their crimes by building a new Bacchus III/Byzantium but bigger and better.
So what should we name the largest city that had the shield generator I'm thinking Olympus or something similar.
>At a later date>The Thyrus is being barded...again by Chaos Marines hoping to corrupt the ship for their own ends.>'Dionysus' is helping direct the fleet to counter them but it's too late, they reached the Sracophogi and slaughtered the defenders to a man>'Dionysus' decides to step out of his hidey hole in centuries and fend the moff, they're caught off guard by a Necron Lord coming out of a secret passasge and kills them all>The then current CM turns up and the two chat about the reveal>'Dionysus' reveals he'll return back to being 'Dionysus' to lead/direct the Chapter as they are his family/home now. More so than his Dynasty had been despite the short time together.>The CM keeps the secret but is shaken that a Xeno was playing them like a fiddle for over a millennia
Isn't the largest city obvious with Greeks and Turks fighting over it Constantinople or Byzantion (earlier Greek name), Basileuousa ("Queen of Cities"), Megalopolis ("the Great City")
>>63440204Lol he just puts on the armor of Dionysus and it's a great revival.
>>63440204That could work. It was built around a mountain where the generator was located on the tip so it could project the defense field.>>63440236Tha'd be funny actually. But he'd need supports/filler to make it work. I can see it happening, maybe an upload of some sort?
Are we still on the initial heresy that led to the Exterminatus being because they were playing with warp weaponry?Could have had the Revelers got to keep the fancy heretical spoils from >>63439847Just one more thing the Revelers got over the Turks, leading them to report the Revelers more out of jealousy than any fear of heresy.Would also make sense as to why they targeted the armories during the invasion if the premise for the attack was that they had warp swords or whatever.
>>63440265Maybe the damage/destruction was caused by said warp weapons being hit by Exterminatus weaponry? It pretty much created a mini warp/vortex missiles in enough places to take chunks of the planet with them
>>63440234Going with Basileuousa for now.>>63440265>>63440286I can see that working. They destroyed some heretics got to keep the special weapons, and some Turks started rumors that they were working with the Ruinous powers.
What I've got on the 1d4chan page for now. Don't touch I'll add and edit as we expand last thing we need is five people fighting over edits.The HistoryBracchus III was what is the crossest to paradise in the Imperium one could achieve. On this planet born to a family of poor shepherds were two brothers. Their names were Dionysus of Kris, and Zephyr of Kris. Like most of the peasants of the world they grew up simple lives. They played in the vineyards pretending to be soldiers as children and listened to the Satyrs play music in lavish fairs by night. During their childhood though a force of Xenos invaded the system. Fortunately they never saw them as the blue angels of death sent by the Emperor protected them. But this was what would take them far from home, the Astartes that protected them would recruit the two children to bolster their ranks.By some Emperor sent miracle both brothers survived the life of a recruit and weathered the danger of the gene-seed. They had proved their worth and were made full fledged marines. Dionysus would be placed in the 5th company, and his brother would be placed in the 8th company gaining his love of assault style tactics there. They would prove great marines participating in many battles and campaigns in this time of civil war. During one particular campaign the brothers were rewarded for their work. They would be granted the great honor of founding two new successor chapters. Dionysus would be given first choice and claim his homeworld and its system. Zephyr perceived this as a slight by his older brother and with no other suitable candidates was stuck with a feral world covered by tundra, and steppes.[1/2]
>>63440320I like Basileuousa as well. It fits them. I like the idea the RoD ship names are calm and rather beautiful in comparison to other Imperial ships."The Bountiful Harvest" or "The Good Shepherd" sound funny when put up alongside "His Unending Retribution"
Do the revelers have a librarius? Necrons arent the biggest fans of warp shenanigans
>>63440385A rivalry would grow between the chapters as they interacted with each other. The hatred Zephyr harbored also grew on his world which he viewed as backwards. It would all come to a boiling point as (untrue)rumors of the Revelers dabbling in the powers of the warp. The two sub-sectors launched into a full scale civil war with the chapters at the head. The Far Hunters favor of mobility helped them, leaving the Revelers little time to set up proper defense. They would destroy Bracchus III, killing Dionysus, and the golden age facility protecting Bracchus III causing the Dionysus Revelers to go rogue and as punishment the Far Hunters sent on a penance crusade to retrieve them if possible, and destroy them if not.HomeworldBracchus III was in simple terms a paradise in the Imperium. Large cities of marble, fashioned in the ancient style of the Terra culture of the Greeks, to which large river-like aqueducts supplied water for gardens that dotted the multi leveled city roofs and hanging gardens. The rural countryside overflowed with docile life, deer and boars in the deepest woods. In pastures Terra sheep and cattle are tended too, and vast vineyards and fields dot the landscape for miles.The nobility rules the marble cities, and serfs and peasants tended to the countryside. Bracchus III was also of note as it held a large population of Beastmen, they were divided into two breeds by the locals the large bull like Minotaurs and the almost entirety human like Satyrs who would pass for humans were not for their cloven feet and horns. Unlike most of the Imperium due to the close relation of the Abhumans and regular humans they lived normal lives. Although they could not be granted titles of nobility.The largest city on the planet was its prime jewel the city of Basileuousa. It had grown widely renown due to the fact that the first settlers formed it around a powerful golden age facility which covered the planet with a orbital shield.
>>63440404They do, how else would they make warp tainted weapons?>>63440406>>63440385Perfect summation Key
>>63440406Adding a bit of my ownIt is known the Revelers walked among the populace at a fairly common rate for many reasons: improving ties, keeping the peace, taking part in festivals and more. Most famously is tales of Chapter Master Dionysus working the fields and herding sheep in peasant garb like in his youth. He is recorded in saying it kept him in touch with his humanity.The crime rate among the Beastmen was regarded as the lowest in the Imperium second to none, a point of pride to the Bacchusians.
Did we settle on a color scheme?
Link to the 1d4chan? I've contributed and want to see it come to life
>>63440525Going to stay up a bit more>>63440553Likewise>>63440550This one >>63433864
>>63440550It seems we settled on spilled wine >>63438794>>63440553No editing on your on folks I don't want everything be cycled every five seconds. Put something here and I'll add it.
>>63437688How apparent should the necron tech be? Nothing too out there. Maybe some 'Insight' into making anti grav vehicles and better materials from my guess, powerplants as well.
>>63440588I'm not touching it, I just wanted to see my battle cry immortalized on 1d4chan.
>>63440639https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Dionysus_Revelers>>63440606Not big, the current CM Talos probably uses something similar to a Necron scythe.
>>63440204>NecronWould Ptolemy Soter be too on the nose for the Necron lord's name? AFAIK the Egyptians never really conquered Greece; but Ptolemy was one of Alexander's generals who set up a dynasty in Egypt. General theme of hybridization between the "Greek" (okay, Macedonian; 2000 years on ant it's still a sore point) world of the Revellers, and the "Egyptian" of the Necron. Pic entirely related.
>>63440688Thought so. 'Dionysus' is working to integrate more Necron tech over time with luck. Just to keep the Chapter alive really at first, but with him coming to terms that he cares for them it's come to the point because he can't stand them being killed. How many ships in thee fleet? We know Thyrus is a Battle Barge and Flagship, Bountiful Harvest is a converted freighter. What else?>>63440724Ptol-Tep could work for 'Dionysus' real name
>>63440724I was working off the assumption he forgot his name like a senile old man.
>>63440724Plus if you want a fratricidal incestuous Necron dynasty as a model, yeah, the Ptolemy's were pretty much exactly that.
>>63440745Yeah that'd work great. Keeps referring to himself as 'Dionysus' and catches himself everytime but can't remember his actual name. Can recite his Dynasty history but nothing personal.>>63440749
Shitty writefaggottry its not the best I am tired af but had a sudden burst of inspiration feel free to add/editAstraeus grunted as the last of the sweet ambrosia entered his mouth it created a fine taste as it mingled with the blood of the enemy. He had already copmmited the combination to memory. The blend seemed to mingled and muse with his thoughts as he wondered what these bikers, savages and raiders claiming to be astartes had hoped for by trying to board the fleet, old grudges he supposed could cause a man to make many a strange decision. His vox crackled to life “All shepherds gather your flocks, the boarders encroach upon the tomb of our lord”. By the time the vox had finished crackling Astraeus was already moving all thoughts of his fine vintage immediately forgotten, an uneasy rage pushed his and his flock of satyrs every step as they made for the tomb of their lord. He swore in the name of Dionysus and the emperor, he would die before he let these heathens desecrate the tomb of his lord like they desecrated his home.
>>63440749"Alexandros!""Here!" Said everyone>>63440820I like it. The Hunters would have a hard time in boarding actions against Astartes backed by Serfs and Beastmen.Nice tuch on the Shepherds and Flocks angle
>>63440745I like that as well. It could add a particular pathos: Journal Entry 53229: I don't remember my brother's name. I don't remember mine either. I ask myself how I could have forgotten. But It's simple to see. I watch the Revellers through the mask of their dead Chapter Master, and I see what they have lost. All the small details; the tiny fragments of sense and memory that die with them and cannot be retrieved by those that carry on. Battle to battle their memory diminishes as aeon to aeon mine once did. They will loose his name too. They may keep the sound of it. But they will loose the meaning. No... I am taking the meaning from them. With my imposture I am erasing his name as mine has been erased. I can only hope I have given more than I have taken.
>>63440820>Referring to the Auxiliaries as their flock, and other marines as shepherds.This is fucking gold, why didn't we think of this. Also over the years worship of the Emperor has probably faded away or died out.
>>63440862Yeah. It harkens back to Dionysus himself, that near saintly man and his attitudes to others.>>63440852Nice job, really puts it into perspectice."Why is there a Necron on this shi-BLAMMED*"-Red Corsair's last words
>>63440862It probably started out as "For the Emperor! For Dionysus!" became "For the Emperor and Dionysus!" became "For Dionysus and the Emperor".The Emperor is still respected but their founder is put on an equal footing in a way that would make an Ecclesiarch eat his own mitre in frustration.
>>63440974>Inquisitors feel when.
>>63440988Yep. "Almost makes you wish for having Exterminatus permission"-Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor on the SoD
How about their wanderlust/nomadic tendency is part survival bu t also part adventure? They're free in a sense and go around gathering new and interesting finds to collections, new planets to grow and eat, they try t make new wines, vinegar and ales for their enjoyment
>>63441018>On the eternal quest to live, but doing it still in a decadent and lavish manner.Also new stuff I addedAuxiliaries and life in the fleetA marine will be lord to several auxiliaries at all times to help him battle similar to a squad. The fleet calls these auxiliaries belonging to a marine a flock and their marine their shepherd. If a marine dies his auxiliaries will be assigned to another marine. The number of auxiliaries under a astartes is directly connected to rank with a standard battle brother boasting seven. All members of the fleet are auxiliaries if need be, but in times when not needed keep the fleet functioning.Minotaurs are favored by Revelers for fighting but due to their power are only allowed to be given to high ranking members, and at the additional cost of other lesser auxiliaries. When off-duty Minotaurs stand constant vigil in the grand temple of a ship, or help with heavy duty labor. Satyrs along with Bacchusian humans make up the main bulk of any force and can commonly be found as the consorts and servants of Revelers.The ships of fleet Bracchus are far removed from that of a regular Imperial ship. Gone are tight winding corridors in their place lay large open hydroponic fields tended to by off-duty auxiliaries. Many balconies will overlook these large open areas, while no doubt a lavish feast or party ensues in many of them.Due to the heavy lose of the Chapters Techmarines it is forced to rely on rogue tech priest and those it they save.
>>63441041Just like how I imagined, though I think they may try their hands at teaching their own TMs to improve their self sufficiency. No offense to the Priests bt every little bit helps for the SoD.I realized they would likely recreate the Nutmeg Massacres for new stuff to tryhttps://www.npr.org/.../no-innocent-spice-the-secret-story-of-nutmeg-life-and-death
>>63441041nicealso would it be a good idea to call the Chapter Master of the Far Hunters the Sultan
>>63434302>>63434341>The Devastation of Jhakon II>A raid by the SoD on the Hiveworld of Jhakon II where they rammed a "Small" Sace Hulk at the planet and detonating every explosive inside. At first it ws unknown why the Renegades did so until investigations discovered a Necron Tomb World underneath the planet. How they even found out the Tombs location will likely never be known or why they did so>>63441101That could work
added thisNecron Lord DionysusBracchus III long before its life as a Imperial Agri/Pleasure world was a Necron Tomb world of now defunct dynasty. When the final battle of the shattering broke out he was awoken from stasis, but for some unknown reason the reanimation protocols of his army failed. With no other options and unable to stave off the destruction of the planet he boarded the flagship of the Revelers the Thyrus. As it took off from the planet he his under were the body of Dionysus would be entombed. Later he would use his technology to take the form of the dead Chapter Master appearing as a spirit.He has directed the Revelers since and taken the name Dionysus, since he has forgotten his own but only his name. At first they were tools for him to use but overtime as come to view them with a more fatherly disposition as he becomes more use to his role.The only current members of the Revelers who know the true identity of the spirit of Dionysus is the current Chapter Master Talos Deimos and the 1st company known as the grand scythes.this all currently agreed upon.
Last postHow does Bobby G respond to the SoD and FH? Would they believe eating BG would fully bring back Dionysus? Slightly joke questions
>>63441207But he has already returned brother. *Points to the CM's power armor that totally doesn't have a Necron lord in it*
>>63441229Forgot that. Silly me.Good night
I'm Imagining the Revelers are split between 3 internal factions one more necron aligned one more traditional astartes and one that's more slannesh aligned
>>63441408While I feel that's very valid with some solid roots I really want us to continue being the unified partying cannibal bros we've set ourselves to be. And not get caught up in the shit that is inner strife politics cause it never ends well for anybody.
Welp I'm gonna nod off, can't wait to see what we'll need to add tomorrow.
>>63441074I feel like these guys are too pastoral to go full Slaanesh. I don't know if anyone's heard any XTC songs? They have a few, particularly Skylarking and after that are kind of giving me the feel of these guys. Bacchanalian, certainly, but grounded within a cycle of death and rebirth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=067_f7vu1RMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMeQjcmt52ghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAvkQUrArgEActually, that could be why they go to the extraordinary length of keeping a garden on their home ship/battlebarge/practically a space hulk by now, and what they see as the flaw of the Imperium generally and the Turks in particular. They believe that once you cut yourself off from any of the primal elements life, pleasure, labor, sex, violence, wine, music, sacrifice, hardship, nature, growth, death, birth... you inevitably diminish yourself. And diminished you try to fill in the missing bits by trying to get too much of what you do have. It's also why they've managed to avoid falling to Chaos despite everything. The fact that they have a Necron basically running the chapter is both deep irony and solid proof of this philosophy. A fact that wouldn't be lost on the Necron lord. Who might consider this as a form of the "Return to the Flesh". Journal Entry 43681: I have never believed I would one day return to a body of meat and bone as so many desired. Even if what was done may be undone, why would we return to our cramped, painful lives? Better the cold eternity of our new forms than the ephemeral flicker of agony that was the old. But here I find myself watching the lives of these living creatures, the body of this chapter as it, grows, bleeds, and reproduces itself. And so I have unknowingly returned to the flesh. It is not mine; but I care for it all the same. It is a long time since I could say that about anything at all.
>>63441101>>63441128Personally I like the Ottoman honorifics more for the chapter master. Think ‘Bey’ or ‘Pasha’.So if his name is Zephyr his astartes would always call him Zephyr Pasha or Zephyr Bey.By that same system Captains would be addressed as ‘[name] Reis’
>>63443292Just looked those up, it fits better. But Bey=Bae>>63441958Really good job
>>63441958Had to post quick to prevent the thread from being slid but I agree with you on those points and how the Revelers would come to those conclusions. Love the changes and effect he Chaper had on 'Dionysus'. Feels like something out of Canon in a way. The Revelers and their fleet aren't simply traveling to survive like I said before, they're traveling to experience life and adventure it self.
>>63441958The general feel of the Revelers in general reminds me of a quote from Diocletian "If you could show the cabbage I planted with my own hands to your emperor, he definitely wouldn't dare suggest I replace the peace and happiness of this place with the storms of a never-satisfied greed."
>>63441958And some music which furthers the feel of the Revelershttps://youtu.be/qDKzG2W0ICkhttps://youtu.be/iMJPZ-mu-Tshttps://youtu.be/5Jf3LYjkh0QAnd now for something a little out there but Imagine this playing while Dionysus was herding sheep in his spare time on Bacchus III under the vast blue skieshttps://youtu.be/H6ojLNsoi0wSome folk musichttps://youtu.be/H3dMggO82Yghttps://youtu.be/UoQUy9po5bk
The idea of the Revelers referring to themselves as shepherds nad their followers their flocks is even funnier since the Turk's spirit/national animal is the Grey Wolf. Even funnier since the Far Hunters have sort of become almost wild and savage following the start of their penance crusade centuries ago, in their pursuit to capture/destroy the Revelers they've started to mantle how the SoD see wolves: not savage noble beings but forces of destruction trying to take away their livelihoods. Even better if the Hunters see the wolf as being said noble creature and respect it for the unity of the pack and its daring and ferocity.
I wonder if since the Revelers are going for an Old School approach to fighting in regards to Power/Chain weapons, should they limit their use of Plasma/Lascannons? Missiles? Would they only bring them out when things get dire and generally use very 'basic' stuff I.E. Bolters, Flamers and such. Same with vehicles, you think they'd just produce tons of Rhinos and lend them out to their Human/Abhuman Auxiliaries as needed when the situation demands mass Armor.
>>63441958>>63445012>Truly in spiritI don't know about you guys but I love our hedonist-cannibal-bros. Just chilling in the grimdark of 40k on a journey for drinks, spice, and life.>>63445686Yeah that would make sense, probably never had much heavy weaponry coming from an Agri world anyway. Plus if you blow an Ultra apart their isn't much left to eat.So guys I'm thinking of adding some Death Watch crunch. In case anyone ever want to play one.
>>63444639The fact that Revellers have actually adapted quite well to their nomadic lifestyle could form part of the grudge. The Far Hunters had assumed that the Revellers would crumble with the loss of their world. Obviously they're too tied to the land and to used to their garden world to be able to endure the hard life of a nomad. The Far Hunters themselves didn't really want or like such a life. They wanted a stable territory for themselves. Well it's seven fucking thousand years later and the heretic infidel goat-fuckers are still around, with their Emperor damned garden ship, and all the other degenerate behaviour that obviously justifies getting their planet blown up. Meanwhile the Far Hunters still dream of their own Basileuousa; their grand golden city standing between the verdant land and the wine dark sea upon their own garden world. As much as they believe that they embody the hard spirit of the steppe nomad, they also believe that such is their due, and it was taken away from them by the Revellers. (It doesn't make sense but I feel like the Far Hunters should, at this point, be in full "Why did you make me hit you?" mode). For them it's proof that the Revellers must have given themselves over totally to Chaos; because that's the only goddamn way those weak and unworthy fools could possibly have endured.
FUUUUCK. I've missed this thread!
>>63445912Go for it on the Crunch. How about this:>Simple is Best/Back to the Basics>Better profiency with basic gear(Bolters, Flamers, Stubbers etc.) so they hit more often>More advanced weapons are more expensive thoughYeah these guys are in search of new things to enjoy and actually like moving around looking for stuff
Shiiit... Key are you planing to make another one of those creation threads?
>>63446002I hope so, but if it has the same Time To post many of us will likely be working on Monday. We'd have to post at night where much of us were active.>>63445985Also:>Basic gear is cheaper to use/procure
>>63446002Yes we're going to need some writefaggotry later. And if lucky lure a Drawfag into our grasp.>>63445966>When our very existence triggers the Far Hunters.
>>63446037Pic related and also>I feel Bad for you.>Idon't think about you at all.jpg
>>63446033Shiiit i have to go to army recruitment center on monday to friday. Can only shitpost on weekends. Fcuking hate being conscripted into military service.
>>63446086Not military but Retail worker. Fucking hate Walmert.Some gear ideas>Astartes grade/scale Camp knife. used in both field work and battle, very sturdy and used for a variety of purposes.>Rope>Matches>In general survival gear, not much electronics to speak of. Meant to be cheap and plentiful. The Aux carries their own stuff as well, bith Human and Abhuman
>>63446129At least you earn money... i can't get a stable job because i get fired about a week or 2 later because the army keeps calling me on my work days so i have to leave.
"I remember Bacchus III. It was before I became Captain of the 4th Company, hen I was still a Battle Brother. We arrived in system after a nasty fight with the Dark Eldar. We took a thrashing that day. But we won, barely. So we retreated to the nearest Astartes system we knew, bacchus III, for they were also Sons of guilliman. We had heard of their legendary hospitality and the beauty of their little Garden World. But let me tell you. Words do not do it justice, at all. The air was the cleanest I ever breathed. The birds were singing, the sheep bleeting. And the people kind and sincere, simple as they were. The Abhumans were not oppressed or performing crime, they and the Revelers walked among the populace with little fanfare greeting everyone with a smile and wearing little to no armor. The food and wine, the finest I ever had. it was the cleanest and feshest in reality. Lamb in Tarragon Mint and Lemon juice with a fine aged Grape and Strawberry wine to wash it down. ...And now it is gone."-Captain Hippolatus Justinian
Here's what I've got for additional Death Watch crunch.Characteristic Modifiers: +5 to two of your choice.Chapter Rule: Direct Rule.Organisation: Unique Organisation.Solo Mode Abilities: This Chapter has been trained to spot minute disturbances of the warp pressing in on realspace. This attunement to the empyrean grants the character the Psyniscience Skill as a Trained Skill. The Battle-Brother may also re-roll any failed Willpower Tests to resist a psychic power.Squad Attack Patterns: Tactical Finesse Action: Full Action, Cost: 3, Sustained: Yes. While this ability is in effect, the Battle-Brother and those within Support Range of him may make one Melee or Ranged attack as a Half Action (the Ranged Attack may only be made using the single shot rate of fire) and may then make a Half Move. A character benefiting from this ability may disengage from an opponent in melee without penalty.Squad Defense Patterns: Courage Under Fire Action: Free Action, Cost: 0, Sustained: No. The Battle-Brother inspires those under his command to press on in the face of danger. When this ability is used, the Battle-Brother and any within Support Range of him may immediately recover from being Pinned. At Rank 4, those under the effect of this ability may also make a Half-Move as a Free Action.I based our solomode ability around our past dabbling in the warp, and our warp tainted weapons. The squad patterns were based off of our use of auxiliaries. For the characteristic modifiers I thought about how everyone's pretty much free to pursue what they want with their own skills.
>>63446264I like it."Whereas other Chapters recruit from the Feral boys that have killed 5 men before their tenth name day, the Sons of Dionysus recruit from the sons of Shepherds, Fisherman and Deer Hunters. The quality appears to be the same in all honesty.">Harpe Pattern Sword>A largely ceremonial weapon among the SoD/Revelers, it appears as a straight sword with a curious horn/hook coming of the side of the blade. It's origins come from a tool used to defend Shepherds from wolves and to perform castration of sheep and goats
>>63446341We've also got to integrate our warp tainted weapons.
>>63446400They look like normal blades with runes and images right? And are weird in they produce status effects on targets/wielders if they lack the mental and spiritual fortitude to handle it. This means they are restricted to higher ranking members and those deemed worthy to carry them
>>63446446Lower ranked than you might think, due to all this exposure over time they've built up a resistance to it. And yeah probably look like normal weapons except glowing and on fire.
>>63446483>Be me, Far Hunter Marine>We finally caught up to a Company worth of Revelers, the Traitor dogs>As we cut off their escape routes and begin boarding, we have learned well from previous attempts>Boarding shields and meltas ruele our strategy>Let the degenerates crash upon our shields and incinerated>Where did these meadows come from? Why is it so big and open?>Suddenly a Degenerate comes around the corner with a Flaming Sword that sings>Wut.Vox
>>63446542>MFW there's half a dozen Minotaurs behind him.
>>63446576>And they have plate armor with flaming weapons as well>And they're forming a shield wall behind him with appropriately scaled spears
So on the FH. They've been effectively in a 7 millennia penance crusade, what are their numbers/gear like? Poor? I imagine they also have to aid local efforts from time to time which saps their strength which could be used to hunt the Revelers. They could be spread out with each detached fleet being larger than typical from added Destroyers and Frigates along with non void capable gunboats acting as parasite craft.
>>63446684Probably ramshackle consider a couple factors.1.Come from a feral world.2.Have been on 6-7 millennia penance crusade.3.Have established they don't care about civilians and it comes back in the form of not a lot of support.4.Constant fighting.Is it wrong to feel a little bad for them.
>>63446751They lost their homeworld due to being away for s olong, which ironically the enjoy and the lives of said Feral World has managed to improve from the new management.It is easy to feel sorry for them. They sort of dug their own graves and don't want to admit they fucked up
So what sort of special stuff should the FH have? Improved bikes, weapons, sensor suites?How about Cyber Wolves they use as companions and as scouts/distractions against enemies
Shit I just realized we need an advanced table for our dudes in Death Watch. We have a couple fitting options.Knowledge is PowerCommand Without DoubtSecret LoreDaemon Bane
>>63447085Can I get a rundown on those?And I really like Cyber wolves for the FH. Sort of as a mirror to the Revelers.
>>63447151Space Wolves already have Cyber Wolves they use for that exact purpose.Knowledge is Power-Lots of Forbodden lore, and hatred of Dark EldarCommand Without Doubt-Lots of extra command and abilities associated with it. Works well with our auxiliaries style lore wise.Secret Lore-Lore on the warp, strong minded, +awareness. Works well with how we've said they use warp tainted weapons.Daemon Bane-Strong minded again, Daemon lore, just fuck daemons shit up basically.
>>63447237I know the SW use Cyber wolves but they're not truly 'Wolves'. But I'm at a loss on special equipment/homegrown stuff for them. Maybe a long barreled Bolter used for Marksmen? Or some sort of Bke mounted artillery system
>>63447263>When everyone misses the answer to special equipment for space Turks from a steppe world.
>>63447349I thought that was a Coca-Cola bottle stuck inside it. And I forgot horses, a lowertech option would be nice for the FH. It can subsist on a variety of feeds, maybe the made it omnivorous to eat enemy corpses?
>>63447374Just throwing this out there. The horses while descended from those of Terra have changed wildly. The equines known to the locals as Mares of Diomedes are a purely carnivorous species which evolved another set of limbs to stabilize them on the cliff faces, along with their increased size. Slepnir style.
>>63447447I love it. They have extended jaws and two rows of teeth to better eat their prey. As a terror tactic the Hunters will broadcast them feeding captives to their Mares to scare the minto submission. They also have almost talons/toes on their hooves to provide more traction on slopes. These are separate legs that can be swapped out as the situation demands And they are scarily intelligent almost human like by many estimations
>>63447539>>63447447Sort of how they look in a sense with armor.The frigid Steppe world where they originated and the Hunters hailed from has innumerable stories about the Mares ferocity and cruelty towards the Feral nomads that called it home. They have improved senses like smell and infrared vision to better seek out prey in the black ice cold nights. Their skin is tougher to withstand the biting winds, sleet and arrow heads of the tribes people.Their jaws can easily tear a man in two, and have prehensile tongues with the texture of a cat to strip bone clean of flesh.
>>63447447>>63447539>>63447614Due to the scarcity of food they evolved very tight knit and territorial herds and a respect for strength. This was how the Far Hunters first bonded and "domesticated" them first a Far Hunter must prove himself worthy of riding one, then one of the herd shall chose him. This forced mutual respect and duality of feral brutality forms an unbreakable bond between them as equals.
>>63447689When the Far Hunter rider dies it is a chore to have the Mare bond with another. Many simply either go cationic and simply stop living or go mad. Both cases end with the Herd killing and eating the maddened mare. Due to this Bond, the Mares have a poor view of other humans and beings. They have been known to play tricks and kill/eat Serfs unlucky enough to tend to them.Their intelligence is such that there has been known cases where they have given their thoughts on military plans and can hold conversations with their riders. They have an understanding of the self and even abtract thinking
>>63447768So they've become minor Xenos? Would it be better to have the talking more as a rumor.Also we taken and essentially mashed the myths of the Mares of Diomedes, Sleipnir, and Keplies and mashed them together. I don't know about you guys but I'd play both these chapters.
>>63447832They converse through body language more and the Hunters have learned enough to hold conversations with themSo would I. I imagine other Marines would be creeped out by them. And the WS would be sort of jealous they have Horses that can carry them into battle. Common decorations for the Mares are the scalps, body parts and heads of their enemies. Armor tends to be scaled barding with helms having horns and flares to further accentuate the Mares' bodies.Th e Hunters also like Tulwars/Scimitars for both in and out of the saddle. Simple spears, both normal and explosive tipped are common equipment
Also guys we still need an advanced table for the Revelers.Knowledge is Power-Lots of Forbodden lore, and hatred of Dark EldarCommand Without Doubt-Lots of extra command and abilities associated with it. Works well with our auxiliaries style lore wise.Secret Lore-Lore on the warp, strong minded, +awareness. Works well with how we've said they use warp tainted weapons.Daemon Bane-Strong minded again, Daemon lore, just fuck daemons shit up basically.
>>63447890>>63447832I wonder of the logistics of these Mares. Dothey still get shipmnts from their homeworld despite losing ownership thanks to the Penance Crusade? Or did they port some onto another world so they could breed and expand numbers to acquire at a later date?>Be horse farmer on some world>Marines want to hire me and others out so their Horses can breed since resupply is iffy for them>Agree, good money and prestige>Finally see one of these "Horses">Likes something out of a nightmare brought to lifeNightmares are also a good nickname for them
>>63447919CWD and SL work best here.They seem less about Knowledge and don't fight Daemons often enough.Despite being renegades and attacking Ultras, would they be inclined to attack Imperials less? Would they go after Traitors and pirates/DE?
Going to walk my dogs so it'll be a while. If you want to start a new thread be my guest. I'll save this thread when I get back.
>>63447972Most likely they also probably help evacuate civilians from worlds on the brink of destruction.
>>63448091It's already saved. Due to the schedule of many we'll probably continue on next friday.
>>63448135Cool. Can't wait. I'll hold you to it or I'll do it myself. look for BiggySmall in the name field on Friday night.
>>63448099>We may have turned from the Emperor and struck out on our own>But we shall not turn away if we can help it rom helping imperial citizens>Unless they are the Far Hunters, fuck them>Or the Marines Malevolent, fuck them too, hard with a flaming chainsword.
So, because we aren't heretics, we have lost access to titans and basically anything that requires the mechanicus, right?
>>63448304yes the mechanicus won't work with us.
>>63448345>>63448304Yep. Only Rogue TPs we saved, backdoor deals or salvaging is how we maintain our stuff. Their is a movement within, backed by Dionysus and Deimos to teach their own TMs to improve self sufficiency
>>63446751I feel like both chapters being sympathetic makes this work. The Far Hunters are this ragged band, ships, equipment, and even power armor obviously scrounged and held together by countless hours of maintenance, ingenuity, and the sheer will to not give up, to not abandon the crusade and compromise their loyalty.Many who encounter them see a ragged and savage band, who over long lonely millennia have learned a way of war that is based on lightning speed and total economy of action. Their parent chapter would not recognize them; even those they have come to resemble, the Wolves or the White Scars would regard them as impoverished. There is none of the Wolves proud bravado, none of the Scars hunts or grudges, there is their crusade, and there is revenge; and to most who look that is all there is to the Hunters. But not all that they carry can be seen easily. And it is not truly revenge that drives them. For the Far Hunters still dream of a glory that never was. Their songs and stories still speak of some distant consummation of Zephyros' dreams of home. They still nurture the seeds of Bacchus that Zephyros carried to their barren world. In truth that is what carries them forward. That some day they will bury their brothers once and for all. And then return to their hard world, loyalty proven, past vindicated, slough off their ragged armour for a time, and make of that hard and barren place a green and golden garden.Any sensible observer would look at them both and just tell them to stop. Send the Revellers out to the periphery where they may be of use and not offend delicate sensibilities, and send the Far Hunters home so as not to waste their strength chasing endlessly among the stars. Until they stumble upon someone who could give them such a command, they both carry on.
>>63450297We aren't posting anymore but you bring up a very good point. Very true on the Hunters' outlook on life and their crusade.