>https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Space_Marine_Chapter_Creation_TablesDarkness rises all around, the xenos scum scheme and plot, awaiting the fall of man. Foul daemons wander in the warp, awaiting the barest chance to leap out and devour all that humanity has struggled to obtain in the name of their false gods. All that prevents the extinction of the human race is the Imperium of Man and it's warriors of the Imperial Guard and the Adeptus Astartes, the angels of the Emperor's wrath.In the face of such adversity, the need has arisen for more Astartes to stem the tide. For the Emperor, let not one of them survive.Roll 1d10 for the cause of this founding.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>64701027
>>64701051>Crusade - "We need people running around and hitting the Imperium's enemies. Found a Chapter!"We were founded to be a sword striking out at the enemy, pushing deeply into them and tearing them asunder. It is a noble and solemn duty, and one that we gladly undertake as our own.How long have we stood and fought though?Roll 1d100 for the time of our founding.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>64701077
>>64701083>33rd MillenniumWe are ancient indeed. We have fought for nearly ten-thousand years, not once ceasing in our efforts to eradicate the enemies of mankind. We will fight to the bitter end to be worthy of calling ourselves Astartes, for the Emperor and our Primarch.Roll 1d100 to determine the source of our gene-seed.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>64701116
>>64701130>Blood AngelsWe are the sons of Sanguinius, the martyr who laid down his life for the Emperor all those millennia ago. Ours is a heavy burden, to fight until we become little better than beasts, but we bear it as we always have. That being said, we have stood for a very long time, long enough for changes to have occurred. How distant are we from our parent?Roll 1d10 for Gene-seed purity.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>64701166
>>64701171>Pure - Same as progenitor in terms of purity, and will maintain close links with itWe are pure, our connection to our father remains undiluted to this day. It is a precious thing and we will fight ever onward to protect it. Now, what is our dogma? What tenet do we cling fast to in the dark of the night?Roll 1d10 for chapter demeanor.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>64701242
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>64701242
>>64701280>See, But Don't Be Seen - Run onto the battlefield in colourful armour screaming like a maniac? *BLAM* No.We move swift and unseen until it is too late, emerging to unleash death and devastation upon the enemy. Our foes shall be dealt with swiftly and without remorse, they are not to be allowed so much as the ability to defend themselves.Roll 1d100 for chances of mutation, anything above a 50 means we are free of mutation.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>64701315
>>64701322We are truly pure, untainted by mutation.Now, a chapter as old as we are has seen its fair share of heroes, noble Astartes who went above and beyond the call of duty. Who among these many figures do we hold up the highest, who can truly claim to be the greatest of our storied chapter?Roll 1d100 for our figure of legend.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>64701352
>>64701357>Chief LibrarianOf all our legends, we will always speak naught but reverence when referring to our Chief Librarian, a man who has seen into the warp itself and emerged unscathed. His deeds will never be forgotten.Roll 1d100 for deed of legend.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>64701406
>>64701409>The hero led a glorious campaign against a rebel army, defeating the foe and bringing an entire sector back into the light of the Emperor.He crushed the heretical rebels who thought they could abandon the Emperor. Long did he labor to do this and great will be his reward when he joins the Primarch. May each of us live up to his noble example. Now, where do we ride from? What sort of world was given to us so long ago?Roll 1d100 for our homeworld.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>64701461
>>64701465>Medieval WorldOurs is a quaint world, the locals primitive but not feral. It is a hard but fair world, one which produces a good selection of recruits for our eternal duty.Roll 1d100 for terrain.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>64701488
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>64701488
>>64701490>AirlessThe air hear is not fit for breathing, one cannot set foot outside a carefully sealed and maintained environment without a respirator. The people of this world must exercise caution and ingenuity to survive, making them all the better for recruitment. Now, how do we rule our harsh home?Roll 1d10 for rule of homeworld.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>647015381 get!
>>64701545>Distant rule - "You see that castle up there? It's inhabited by the mighty sky-warriors of Emp-rar. Sometimes they come and steal our children."We prefer to remain distant from the inhabitants of our homeworld, we are warriors for the Emperor above all, we have no time to devote ourselves to governing a single planet when countless others must be defended from any who would do them harm.Roll 1d10 for chapter organization.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>64701588
>>64701613>Divergent chapterMuch like our predecessors, we view the codex as a set of guidelines. Much wisdom may be drawn from the codex yet one must never place their faith blindly in it, we serve the Emperor with our minds just as much as we do with our blades.Roll 1d10 for combat doctrine.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>64701650
>>64701662We're starting to look a bit like the Raven Guard, to be honest...
>>64701674I dunno, I feel like we're more White Scars.
>>64701695White Ravens sounds cooler, but we're Blood Angels, so it needs to be blood related.
>>64701662>Lightning StrikeWe strike swiftly and without mercy, slaughtering the enemies of man without hesitation or remorse. We move silently and strike without warning, bringing death to all in our way.Because we are a divergent chapter, you must now roll 1d100 for special equipment.
>>64701705>Raven Blood Scars
>airless medieval world
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>64701709
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>64701709Dark Angels, too
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>>64701719LAND RAIDERS FOR EVERYONE!
>>64701724>not METUL BAWKSES
>>64701719>Special Vehicle: This Chapter prefers to ride into battle in more modern conveyances. While the traditional Space Marine vehicle is the Rhino, other Chapters may use more rare vehicles as primary transport. Examples: Modified Rhino, Land Raider, or Land SpeederWe make use of specially customised vehicles to transport ourselves to where we need to go. As befits our roots as artificers, our transports are beautiful and terrible to behold in equal measure.Roll 1d100 for what form our beliefs take.
>>64701717In ancient Terra Vaults as big as entire land masses dot the airless world of [NAME NOT FOUND]. The humans living inside these massive structures are believed to be decantants of Dark Age humans who built the vaults and filled them with lush life. Now in the 41st millennium the technology to expand and maintain these Terra Vaults have been lost to time, reducing the humans inside to a more primitive tech level, while the aincent machines around them operate strangely without the need for maintenance, this revelation have puzzled the Adeptus Mechanicus for many years.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>64701746
>>64701762>Primarch above allsasuga not blood ravens
>>64701762>Revere the Primarch - "Our Spiritual Liege is better than yours!"We honor our Primarch above all else, for there never has nor will their ever be a sacrifice as noble as the one which he made that day at the end of the Horus Heresy. We stand now, forever chasing after his legacy, all in the hopes that we may be worthy to be his sons. But we are old and scarred, how many are we?Roll 1d10 for chapter strength.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>64701786
>>64701790>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.We stand at the ready, a full compliment of warriors ready to lay down their lives, for Sanguinius and the Emperor. That being said, even we are not sufficient to stem the tide of horrors in the galaxy. Who in all the Imperium do we know as our greatest allies?Roll 1d100 for chapter allies.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>64701808
>>64701841>buddies with the InquisitionOh god, not those cunts.
>>64701841>InquisitionWe have close ties to the Holy Inquisition, their dedication is admirable if nothing else. Though they do tend to be extreme from time to time, they are an effective tool when properly wielded. Now that we have our closest allies, who do we despise above all else out of the myriad enemies we face every day?
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>64701889
>stealthy lightning strike Blood Angels with special transports from an airless fuedal worldaightI dunno how this helps fluff their combat, but i'm envisioning a 'world' of serfs living in vaccume sealed habs that pay their taxes in the form of farming oxygen. You are expected to pay off all the oxygen you use, too. As a result, the commoners literally grow deeper in debt every breath they take.All the real power is in the hands of the AirbaronsMaybe that could be the Chapter name. The Breathtakers. The Breath Stealers?
>>64701903>The Orks (alternatively, you may select a particular Waaagh! or Warboss)The greenskins are foul barbarians, they lack any semblance of decency or intelligence beyond their eternal lust for carnage. They are reprehensible savages and must not be allowed to persist.That's all the rolling done, time to start turning all of these rolls into a coherent whole.>>64701077>>64701116>>64701166>>64701242>>64701315>>64701352>>64701406>>64701461>>64701488>>64701538>>64701588>>64701650>>64701709>>64701746>>64701786>>64701808>>64701889For reference purposes.
>>64701963Plus their spores are just about the only thing that can survive on our planet outside the habs
What's the difference?
>>64701963>>64701982orks will use air squigs, wear 'em over their faces. Take 'em off only to eat. Make the world's air too devoid of oxygen to breath but have enough of an atmosphere that you can leave with a rebreather and no suit.
>>64701955Given how close our connection is with our progenitors, I think our name should include some sort of reference to blood or angels. Given our focus on stealth, something like Silent Angels?
>>64702617>Silent Angels>what about Weeping Angels
>>64702025IH hate themselves, IW hate everyone else
>>64702617Slient Angels sounds good
So i'm imagining their tactics as a mix of Raven Guard and classic Blood Angel tactics. Good reconnaissance with a few minor skirmishes to take out key defenders and create weak spots in the enemy lines, followed by a massive air assault supported by mechanised troops to really fuck the enemy up.
What should the special vehicle be. Normally for this sort of thing I'd say draw from the homeworld, but power armour means that an airless environment isn't really a problem for them.
>>64705533Stealth jets that they jump out of onto enemy positions?
>>64703298Seems legit to me. What about their battle cry? I'm thinking something to the effect of "We come for your blood".
>>64702617Either Silent or Lightning Angles
what do you think the guys color scheme should be
>>64708604I dissagree. It should be similar to: "For Sanguinius, For the Emperor."
>>64708843Starting with Purple as 1, and ending with blue as 12 someone please roll a d12 for the primary color of our chapter.
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>64708951
>>64702762>>64702937Didn't someone on /40kg/ already post some Blue Blood Angels with that name?
>>64709123huh, green is a unusual color for blood angles but lets roll with it for now, now time for secondary color
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>64709291
>>64709324Mauve it is then
So a chapter of these guys from shadowspear but blood angelled leading a crusade of lightly armoured tactical troops led by Librarians
>>64709397Eh, it will be hard to make green and mauve work but I will give it a shot
>>64709441remember>>64701315we can lower the saturation on them however we want to make them darker.
Here is the initial coloring I made based on anon's rolls, Green looks good though it could be darker but the mauve doesn't seem to blend in that well with it. I also added red to make the colors pop a bit more and to reference the chapters heritage as blood angles. Let me know of any changes or suggestions you would prefer.
>>64709748What if we added some contrast on the helmetlike make the Facemask mauve and the Helmet itself Green or vice a versa
so their tactics consist of intial guerilla skirmishes to destroy supplys and damage defences imediatly followed by a large-scale lighting strike assult to mop-up their disorganised opponentsi suggest that for their speicial vehical that they use their famous Blood-Angle artificer abilities to put cloaking fields on thunderhawks/stormhawks/that gunship they have which i forgot the name of.
>>64709962/the mighty space marine dropship
>>64709748I feel nauseous looking at it, take it away.Might work better if you made the mauve the primary colour instead, and either kept the green just for highlights or tossed it out altogether.
Decided to replace mauve as the secondary color in favor of the red and just made it a trim, I also made the green a bit darker. Let me know if you have any suggestions or changes
also here is the termie version of the color scheme
>>64710501Yeah I thought the same though I didn't think of making mauve the main color, I will have to give it a try
>>64710501I'm with this guy, green and mauve do not work together at all, we should just ditch the green in favor of something else like maybe mauve primary and either white or gold secondary.
>>64710925does this work
>>64710960That's not so bad, I can get behind it.
>>64710977>>64711004glad I could make a scheme that works, now we should focus on chapter culture and history
How would they fare against Grottenheim?>>64681258
>>64710960I like that, kind of sunset colours.>>64711062Okie-dokie, was the Third Founding the one that was made after the end of the War of the Beast, or before it, I can't remember?
>>64711153Absolutely fucked. If their only warboss can win against a tyranid hive fleet with only a kabal and a few grots, they're set for life.
>>64711208before i think
>>64708900>"Boil their blood for Sanguinius, take their lives for the Emperor!">"Drown them in their own blood!"That's all I got off the top of my head.
>>64709402What the fuck is this
>>64712035Do we need the blood part? These guys are almost identical to the Blood Angels in belief. Correct me if I'm wrong but to the BA drinking blood is a necessary evil and not something to indulge in.
>>64713099depends on the chapter beliefs and the individual marines
>>64705533Specialized Land Speeders for stealth incursions? Or suped up rhinos to get in, hit the target hard and get out?
>>64701538Ther sealed, claustrophobic theme could go well with the vampire theme of the BA. Maybe this ones try to literaly choke their black rage having their infected brothers enter a coma trough lack of oxygen so they can't barely move and experience an even more psicodelic version of Sanguinius last moments. The initates ahve to recover blood of the sarcophagus of this black-raged, almost-comatose marines as a proof of their ability and as way to jumpstart their gene-seed
>>64713454I like this.
>>64710960Lets go with this one>next time I will pick a better color wheel
>>64713099It varies from chapter to chapter but neither of those battle cries refers to consuming the enemy, only murdering them via their own blood.
>>64713454>Their trials involve having to take blood from a marine who has succumbed entirely to the black rage.That's just plain brutal.
Bumping with something short about the human population>pastebin.com/k0r25qvU
>>64717978Very nice. Just to clear it up, the Silent Angels are taking up offerings and Racef with them, right?
>>64716619Yeah. It teaches them the value of stealth and subversive action, because there's no fucking way a Scout is going to beat that by fighting it head-on.
>>64717978secret space marinesi like it
>>64710960Did a Primaris based around this scheme.
What about a world that has no external atmosphere, so all human life exists in a feudal system of underground fortress cities. Medieval tech level. Day/night cycle so tied only to the erratic light emitted by geode structures and geothermal activity powering DAoT lighting systems that emit a fake sunlight to sustain crops. However, these systems are only found at major settlements. Travel between them through the subterranean passages is a dangerous prospect. Fill them with some sort of predatory species. The chapter itself resides on the world surface where regular humans cannot reach. Periodically, for recruitment or purges of other life forms in the tunnels, the marines will descend into the pitch black, becoming the ultimate predator of their world. The locals tell fearful tales of the angels/vampires/whatever that are mysterious guardians against the creature of the dark, but steal away their sons as payment for salvation. Good setting for infiltration, espionage and guerilla combat makes them a real asset to the inquisition. As for the home world predators, either keep the BA vampire theme, making them troglodytic horrors, or make them some werewolf abstract and you have a cool werewolf vs vampire set up. My two cents.
>>64720278Why not roll up some native flora/fauna?>https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Creature_Feature_Creation_Table_for_/tg
>>64720278We have Orks as homeworld predators already.Maybe the DAoT settlers trapped all the air to kill the Orks, and now that the Imperium is reintroducing air the dormant spores are growing again into feral Orks.These Orks are allowed to exist in order to create hardship for the natives, with periodic purges if they get too dense and show signs of forming a proto-WAAAGH!
>>64720313>inb4 we make Clavessa Secundus 2.0 airless boogaloo
>>64720313I think we should hold off on that for now and work on what we have here.>>64720278I think we should keep the whole vampire theme personally.
>>6471833599% of marines that pass just take the blood of the hallucinating marine by making a trap, being stealthy or searching for his supply on the specialized sarcophagus that these marines have in the wilderness of their homeplanet to sustain them form time to time when they need to rest from their highly psychodelic travel and survive the feral orks they kill even when trippin that hard. But there are stories of initiates wrestling that blood of specially weakened marines and even giving them the Emperors mercy, those marines have a special place in the Chapter as they are trusted to beat their own Rage and Thirst as they beat that of their older brother. In fact orks are completely terrified of these wandering marines and seem to believe they are literal breath vampires that drain the air from the lungs to replenish themselves. This is probably caused by these marines being disarmed (or out of ammo) and using their hands to strangle the orks, wich indeed seems to somehow ease their own lack of oxygen. Chaplains have a very challening time trying to collect all of these to form the Death companies, and they have to prepare in advance to track the marines and the signal of their sarcophagus, and also to clean the zone of orks, wich serves as a warm up for whatever war they are meant to fight.
>>64719882Love the helmet colors. We need a fucking emblem for these guys.
>>64720869Something like a heart with angels wings? Maybe a sword with wings for a cross guard?
>>64722465Yeah, something like that. Just slap that on a black shoulder pauldron and you're golden.
>>64722520Here's a version with black wings which I think looks a little better.
>>64722465>>64722552They both look good but I think black is the better option here.
So we have a name for the planet, and do we want to flesh it out further?
>Blood Angels 3rd founding>Pure, full strength, and love crusading>Slightly codex deviant>Love papa bird boi>Live on the surface of an airless Medieval world>Fast striking, camoflaged, work with Inquisition>Pimped out vehiclesWhy don't we have a boatload of Stormraven transports & 5/3/2 Tactical/Assault/Devastators per company?
>>64722859Holy shit, did you draw that yourself? I like it, just replace the blood drop with a heart, to help differentiate this chapter from the actual BA.
>>64722931I just shooped the BA emblem a little bit. I have no talent for drawing, sorry to say.
>>64722520>>64722688Here's the sheet with the emblem actually on the shoulder.
>>64722984And a black shoulderpad version.
>>64722911Why not give them something more unique like a flying transport unit like the Stormwolf? Trick it out with plasma cannon variants.
>>64722984Hmm, yeah, this is the better one.
>>64723236Sounds good to me. Additionally, I suggest that they be aesthetically altered to be angel themed.
>>64730910Not yet, maybe we do some orks later now. At the moment, I'm working on some writefaggotry. I'll post it later. if the thread is still around.
>>64731037nice, what is the writerfaggotry about
>>64732022I'm still working on it but right now it's about some of the locals being rescued from orks by the marines.
>Codex Deviant10th Company is organized as a tactical company, scouts are integrated into the companies as an additional 5 or so squads each.
Acthen and Daijon hadn't believed the stories of the monsters who roamed the vast emptiness between the Lifedomes, they'd thought they were just stories meant to frighten children into behaving. Daijon's corpse proved otherwise. All they had wanted was to see what was beyond the Gate, now they knew. As the hulking green monsters raised their crude looking weapons, Acthen closed his eyes and screamed.He opened them when he heard a voice call out "Drown them in their own blood, for Sanguinius!", massive figures taller even than the monsters emerged seemingly from nowhere, carving into the beasts with beautiful swords and blasting them apart with strange metal objects, armor being splattered with blood.It was over as swiftly as it began, two of the giants setting the creatures on fire as two more stared down at them, one breaking the silence that had descended."You should not have left your home, that one would not have died if you hadn't," it said, pointing to Daijon. "Go back, the Emperor will see you to safety." The giant opened a pouch on its belt, producing a golden bird of some sort hanging from a chain. Acthen accepted it quietly, looking away to put it around his neck. When he raised his eyes, they had vanished, leaving no trace of their existence other than the burning monsters.First time writefagging, be gentle.
>>64732898like it bro
The Rite of First Shot was the greatest of honors. Meticulous planning, hours if not days of every Marine moving into exactly the right place, selecting targets, ensuring that all fields of fire were interlocked, covering every route of escape. Like a cloak of death shrouding itself over the Ork encampment, the Silent Angels crept into place, awaiting the signal to unleash the Emperor's wrath.Brother Ithuriel disengaged his targeting systems, tradition demanding the shot be taken with sights of iron. His target was a lone Ork, its immense stature and mangled excuse for a face telling of its veterancy. He felt a tap on his right pauldron, his sergeant telling him that all was ready, the shot his to take. Exhaling one final time, Ithuriel focused his entire being on the creature in his sights and began to squeeze.It was a perfect shot, the Ork's head coming apart, spraying little more than slime across the encampment. The signal rang out across the field of battle and the Orks had not even the time to comprehend the sound as a gunshot before the air was filled with the double report of a bolter firing and its cartridge detonating. Pieces of Orks scattered to the wind, carried aloft on the pressure wave of high explosive, the cavalcade of noise drowning out any attempt by the xenos to communicate and coordinate an effective response. A few managed to reply with their own weapons, firing wildly in the general direction of the first muzzle flash they saw, only to be targeted by multiple Marines and reduced to a fine mist. The barrage carried on for exactly sixty seconds, and instantly fell silent. Another minute would pass as the Marines waited for any survivors to poke their heads out, then they would close the distance and clear out the remainder with fist and blade. Brother Ithuriel once again felt his sergeant's hand upon his shoulder, this time not a command, but a congratulation."A good shot, Brother."
Inquisitorial Dossier #77295205Subject: Former Chief Librarian Macelar Eretic of the Silent Angles Eretic was inducted into the chapter at an unknown date but from from the few records remaining surrounding his early life it is believed he was inducted several decades before the outbreak of the War of the Beast. His highly potent psykic abilities started manifesting when the War of the Beast began. Despite the heavy amount of stress the conflict inflicted Eretic by the Orks foul witchcraft, he remained steadfast in his duty to his battle brother often providing protection from the foul sorcery. Near the end of the conflict, Eretic and several squads under his command would board an Ork ship and attempt to destroy it from within that they would learn the planet below them had fallen to heresy led by traitorous Astartes. With vox communication cut off with the rest of the chapter, Eretic ordered that the Ork ship be crashed into the planetary capital to start as the opening move against the heretics below. He and his men would escape moments before the Ork ship would crash into the planetary Capital and decimate the heretical government and forcing the traitorous Astartes to flee into the country side. Eretic and his men would start a year long guerrilla campaign against the heretics, disrupting traitor supply lines, destroying key assets, rousing loyal citizens to join his cause, and butcher the fallen Astartes one by one. After a grueling year of fighting Eretic would receive word that the leader of the traitors was attempting a ritual to summon a daemonic prince to the planet. Eretic would then launch an all out assault against the heretics base knowing full well defeat meant damnation for the planet. Eretic and the traitorous leader would engage in a brutal duel in mind and body. (1/2)
>>64736074Your post makes my eyes bleed.Grammar and punctuation are your friends. They will not bite you or throw you in the basement.And it's Silent Angels. Angles are geometry.
>>64701027Guys did the primarchs have a mother?
>>64736074>chief librarian's last name is "Eretic"wut
>>64736074The heretical leader would use his psychic might and knowledge to dominate the duel, throwing Eretic around like a ragdoll and attempted to sway him to give in the the voices surrounding them, to sell his soul to the powers of chaos. Eretic however would hold fast refusing to give in and kept on fighting despite his wounds and the maddening influence of the warp surrounding him. When the ritual was starting to near completion the heretical leader let his guard down for the briefest of moments, thinking his victory of the servants of the Emperor was secured. Eretic would exploit this weakness and gathered his remaining strength into a furry of psychic blows against the fowl traitor, snapping his arms apart, rupturing his hearts, and then finishing him by breaking his spine. Eretic would use the corpse of the leader to disrupt the ritual allowing him to slay the remaining cultist and avoiding the planet falling to the ruinous powers.With their leader dead and their foul ritual ended in failure, the heretics attempted to hide in the woods in hopes of initiating another heretical uprising. Eretic would ensure they never received the chance and has his forces hunt them down to the last man and had each heretic impaled on a spike as a reminder to those who would dare turn from the emperors light. Eretic would receive renown for this feat and honor for this legendary feat which would eventually form the close bond the Silent Angles would have with the Inquisition.And that was my writterfaggotry on the legendary Librarian of the Chapter, I hope it was decent
>>64736074>>64736228It's not bad but >>64736114 is right. It needs to be proofread and cleaned up.
>>64736500thanks, I will keep that in mind when doing more of this in the future
>>64736600Also, I will reiterate, naming a marine "Eretic" is the equivalent of naming your child "Daemon Prince". You should work on your naming sense.
>>64736998Yeah sorry about, wanted to use Romanian words as a name and kinda rolled with it
>>64736119Does a test tube count?
>>64737947Was it in Mount Everest?If yes then yes
>pastebin.com/RMqN6pVcSomething half-finished for today, kind of just scribbled whatever down between other stuff. I'll clean it up and continue with some battle stuff tomorrow if anyone wants it. I imagine their battle strategy is very straight-to-the-point, stillness followed immediately by the vital strike, nothing given and nothing wasted. And for the orks, maybe they were kind of ice-aged beneath the surface by the DAoT humans who blew out their atmosphere to stop an ancient ork invasion as a last resort, and modern humans mining the ice for water and air accidentally dig into frozen orks or spore clusters, which soon wake up and start spreading again. Maybe.
>>64739388Now that's what I call good writefaggotry. Keep going, I'll make sure the thread lives.
What if due to their airless homeworld most of the population moved ubderground? The world being without air (essentially) dead and tech level being medieval, reminds me much of Arx Fatalis. Would make for a cool conversion.
>>64701955There may also be a tendency towards whispering, because it uses less air than talking or shouting. The chapter could thus be seen as secretive.How about the Whispering Angels?
>>64740259It doesn't have the grandeur of Silent Angels.>Whispering Angels: little baby-man motherfuckers who whisper shit in your ears>Silent Angels: unmoving sentinels that watch down from afar
>>64740335I suppose not talking would use even less air. Actually, what if they used an obscure form of sign language like the Silent Sisters? Perhaps they could take vows of silence when they join the chapter. Their knowledge of the Blood Angel's mutations and their links with the Inquisition could predispose them towards silence and secrecy.
>>64740419What about titles and ranks? If the chapter is divergent, it might use its own. For scouts, I would suggest Akolouthos, literally "acolyte." Regular marines could use Silentiarios, while veterans could use Kandidatos. Sergeants could use Spatharios, referring to the gilded swords they are awarded when they are granted command (The blades of these could be engraved with something referencing their vows), while captains could use Domestikos. Finally, the chapter master could use Mystikos, "the secret one."
>>64740687This is good.>The blades of these could be engraved with something referencing their vowsMaybe each Spatharios has a unique vow.
>>64740769Make the kneepads and boots red as well.
>>64740798Made the red bits on the upper legs purple, looks better.
>>64740769This is better.>>64740753This is a good idea. They could make a personalised how upon joining the chapter that they use draw strength from during times of temptation or hardship. I also mean to suggest that the chapter use banners and flags to communicate during battle. Sign language won't work at a distance, but banners will. As such, rather than being divided into companies, they could be divided into banda, "banners." The singular is bandon. Sergeants and Captains would carry banners and signal flags representing their units that they would use for long range communication. Non visual communication and ground to space communication may be an issue, but you could handwave both by using text based communication, flares, or psykers.
>>64722984>>64723014>>64740769>>64740798exchange the heart for another blood related motif, this makes the chapter literally look like care bears
>>64740917You trying to tell me the Lamenters are Care Bears anon?
>>64740833>>64740769What if higher ranked marines have more red on their armour? It could represent their pursuit of the Blood Angels ideals. The chapter master's armour would be completely red, representing his status as one of the sons of Sanguinius.
>>64740907>They could make a personalised how upon joining the chapterThe last words they speak.
>>64740951In many chapters, veterans usually have some slight color scheme edits. Like Raven Guard veterans have white arms and pauldrons. Could do something like that.
>>64740953Exactly.Since the heart has wings and calling another chapter the "X angels" is a bit generic, how about the Silent Wings. Of they deploy using gunships and drop pods and are focused on stealth, it could work. It would also be an explicit reference to Sanguinius.
>>64740951How about this for a Captain?
>>64741673That works well.
Rolled 1390231618075130113, 701803845043147137 = 2092035463118277250 (2d1000000000000000000000)Zog dis 'ere stupid shit, I'm rolling for how's many ork boys am gonna get for my WAAAAAAAAAAAGH
>>64741673That's pretty good.
>>64740953Wouldn't all of their last words be some variation of an oath to honor Sanguinius.
>>64739388Hot damn, that's good.
>>64740988It may be a little generic but I prefer Silent Angels honestly.
>>64740687That all sounds really good. I'm thinking maybe have a standardized how of silence and the marine is allowed to utter one final sentence, which is then engraved on their sword.
>>64740392That sounds pretty good, let's do it.
>>64740907>>64740392That sounds dope but a little impractical in places which I suppose is the nature of 40k but still. Maybe commanding officers gain the right of speech while deployed so they can actually command distant assets since we seem to be a fairly stealthy chapter, and flags would be, well, a big red flag. Actually, I remember space marines can use blinks to activate their suits systems, maybe they use that to communicate instead. Flags and signs allow basic marines to communicate on a squad to squad level, and their serfs go through rigorous screening so they can act as speaking aids when dealing with outsiders.
>>64755394maybe they can speak using lighting up their visors
>>64740769Mocked it up with a cream colored shoulder pad. I didn't like how the wing was getting lost in the black. Reminds me of the Lamenters now.
>>64756208Mm, concerned that we might be overdoing the colour-scheme's complexity a bit with that.Maybe have the field of the pauldrons be mauve, and it's the trim that's the red, instead?
>>64755394I like the sound of that.
>>64753225>the marine is allowed to utter one final sentence, which is then engraved on their sword.>tfw there's one marine with "ooh, um, can i think about it?" written on his sword
So what are our Inquisition allies like then? Side-by-side crimefighters or just kind of distant allies who call for help every now and then?And I'm kind of blanking on my own stuff, anyone got some ideas I can write?
>>64758665The Inquisition probably would love to have close relations with a Chapter that values stealth and secrecy at the level the Silent Angels do, and the Angels would probably enjoy some information and/or resources the Ordos puts on the table.Perhaps the Inquisition, at first, thought the chapter was pretty dodgy and put some serious effort into investigating them.
>>64758665>Anyone got some ideas I can write?>Battle from the enemy's pov, maybe Tau since they're naive>Battle against Necrons from the Silent Angels' pov>A day in the life of a translator>A Spatharios during his induction ceremony
>>64758797 (You)Also, maybe something involving the Sisters of Silence.
>>64758665Given our proclivity for stealth and the amount of discipline required to keep the red thirst and the black rage in check, the Inquisition most likely finds the rumors and implications of heresy and sends the information to us so that we can eliminate the cause discreetly.
>>64758803I like this idea. Maybe they helped the chapter originally develop its sign language.>>64755394You make a good point. Communicating using flags wouldn't work. I still think captains should carry banners as standard, though, and that companies should be referred to as bandons/banners.Also, another idea I had. I'm not exactly "up" on how Blood Angels successors handle recruitment, but it involves drinking blood from a chalice, yes? If so, the marine who carries the chalice could be termed pinkernes, or cupbearer. After thinking about the leadership titles the chapter uses, I think perhaps they should be shuffled around a bit. Specifically, I think librarians should be termed scholarioi, and the librarium the scholarion. Chaplains should be referred to as manglabitai, or cudgel-bearers. An alternative title here could be skeuophylax, broadly, keeper of the relics. The reclusium should be termed the eikonostasion. The master of the fleet should be termed navarchos.As for techmarines, something like michanikos might work. Apothecaries can remain as they are. Lastly, terminators. They should be termed hikanatoi, the "Able Ones."
>>64766577Where are you getting these names from?
>>64758797what about some Night Lords about to ambush some Imperials only to themselves be the victims of an ambush
>>64768613They're Byzantine bureaucratic or military offices.
>>64769758oh fuck I just noticed that
>>64768711Seconding this, I want to see a bunch of Night Lords going "what the fuck, this is not how ambushes go".
>>64758803How could we have come into contact with the Sisters of Silence? My understanding is that they are incredibly rare and famously distrustful of outsiders.
>>64772440We are freinds with some Inquisitors.
>>64758091>Implying that they don't spend hours and hours meditating and reflecting upon their final words in preparation for the ceremony.
>>64758797A group of Guardsmen being rescued by the Silent Angels would be pretty cool. Alternatively, I'll go with the Tau one.
>>64758774How would they even investigate us? The marines themselves don't speak, the locals on our homeworld barely even know that we exist outside of legends and the Serfs would sooner shoot themselves than spill the chapter's secrets.
>>64777969They send Vanus assassins and spies to snoop around for signs of heresy like xenotech, unapproved warptech or chaos shit
>>64776783Seconding the guardsman one.
I think chapter serfs should be called Akritai. These were a form of Byzantine light infantry who acted as border guards.
>>64753225That's sounds cool. Maybe the chapter has a sort of repository for the swords when their wielders die? A way to ensure that their last words are never lost/forgotten?
>>64781028That seems a little expensive, seeing as they'd need to get a new sword everytime a new sergeant was promoted. Maybe they just have an archive of what was on the swords rather than the swords themselves
>>64782191Excessiveness is basically the main discriptor of 40k
I have idea about battle cry - "Silence has come/is coming" or "Hear the whisper"8
>>64782191if it's a power sword then they could just remove the power field and put in on another weapona whole wall of mundane steel swords isn't really very expensive in 40k
>>64783995maybe they have a unique construction of power weapon which allows them to remove the power field with (reletive) ease so once a marine dies their sword can be hung up without wasting an expensive power weapon
>>64783374Maybe something like "Be now silent like the grave."
>>64783374Would they even have one? If the average trooper doesn't speak, they wouldn't have a need for one. Instead, they should have a chapter motto, that is printed and banners and inscribed on monuments. What about this?"Success needs no words. Failure grants none.">>64781028I like this. It could be called the Spatharion. One thing we never decided, though, is how commanders give orders and troopers coordinate themselves. A text to speech generator could work. Marines neurally control their armour, so installing a system that converts their thoughts to text and transmits it as speech shouldn't be too hard. The voice itself would be robotic and creepy, and the software would only be used when absolutely needed. It wouldn't be used outside of combat, for example. Marines should also be granted horns when they take their vows. Commanders could use them for issuing orders, and troopers for coordination. Marines would custom make their horns as part of their trials, using bone and horn taken from the vicious void bats that nest upon their airless homeworld. Scouts would speak, as they have not yet taken their vows, and their purpose is to collect intelligence, which wouldn't work if they could not speak.
>>64787279All of this sounds good, I'm in.
>>64787279you think they soundproof the helmets of their death company so as to make sure the uphold their vows even past the brinkor are they released from their vows once the thirst/rage gets to bad
>>64790049I think a lack of talking would lead to their vocal cords atrophying, to the point were they cannot talk at all. The average marine is hundreds of years old, after all. Not speaking would cause a great deal of damage over a period that long.
>>64787279I think text-to-speech kind of twists the spirit of their vow. Could just keep it to text, and they have their own logographic language for quick communication beyond hand signals that they send through their internal vox systems.
>>64790717You make a good point. I agree.
>>64740392Space marines do actually have battle sign
>>64790049Locking your lost vampire supersoldier brethren in a hermetically sealed sarcophagus of ceramite warplate to ensure they can uphold their vow is fucking metal.Suggestion: suits of power armor are referred to as sarcophagi. Quiet as the grave, and the enemy will only ever find corpses within.
>>64792026what about putting them in dreadnoughts?
>>64792890>The entire death company is interred in Dreadnoughts.>Every single Dreadnought believes that he is Sanguinius surrounded by traitors or fighting Horus himself.And thus do the enemies of man promptly shit themselves.
>>64792999A gross misuse of dreadnots...I approve.
does anyone in this thread think these guys in this chaos marine thread >>>64792187 could pose a threat to us brothers?
>>64793527Not at all. They gave in to their rage, we have mastered ours. They care only for slaughter, we fight for the Emperor.
>>64793740but they got like a shitton of daemon engines
>>64793811Nobody ever said that it would be easy. Still, we are the sons of Sanguinius, we are the Emperors wrath and judgement given form, none may stand before us.
>>64768711>pastebin.com/rfeTkfkxNot very happy with it. I don't think I'm any good at action, the pacing is awkward, the scale is awkward, the style and tone kind of change in the middle because I rewrote parts of it, and the weird decision not to use any names makes it kind of difficult to parse in places. The marines feel generic and incongruous. It took longer than it should have since I work on inspiration and have a shit work ethic when it comes to writing - but hey, it's something I guess. Maybe I'll stick to worldbuilding stuff from now on.
>>64795154It's certainly not bad, though I do agree that it needs a bit of work. It gets a little confusing around the halfway point and if I were you, I would try to make it clearer that the imperial who the unnamed Night Lord killed was an Astartes. That being said, it's a pretty good story, the bit where the marines were coming up out of the ground was inspired.
>>64790501You know, they could always just remove their vocal cords upon becoming full battle brothers.
>>64796165I feel like they would need them in some instances such as communicating with high ranking Imperial officials
Taking things to their 40 conclusion, We have space marines who purposefully attempt to oxygen starve themselves, never talk, and live in fear of turning into blood drinking monsters. Does anyone else feel like they should fuse their mouths shut and only allow themselves to feed intravenously just to be extra special dedicated to keeping the rage down?
>>64796300That's what Serfs are for. The marine signs everything out and the Serf translates.
>>64796395I feel like that would be cheating. Too easy to just circumvent the temptation entirely, you need to overcome it by your own will or not at all.
>>64797117Giving up your ability to speak, eat, or breath through your mouth even to the point of delirium and risking blackouts during life and death combat just to restrain yourself from ever drinking blood doesn't equate to willpower on its own, but the choice does give centuries of practice and training so when the black rage comes the marines have a huge leg up in overcoming it.
>>64797175Would their mouths be sown shut? Like with adamantium wire or something else?
>>64797687It's an elective surgical procedure offered to Spatharii and superior-ranking Astartes where the Apothecaries lock your jaw muscles in place.
>>64797712Marines might need their acid glands disabled too. If a marine is taken over by the rage, he may attempt to force his mouth open by dissolving his lips. >>64796165This might also work.>>64792026>>64792890Both of these work. There's no reason why we have to pick only one option.Do you think, given their titles as spatha-bearers (The literal translation of spatharii), veteran marines should be renowned as bodyguards? A space marine would make a stellar bodyguard anyway, but IRL spatharii (Other than it being a general term for anyone armed with a sword) served as bodyguards. The Visigothic kings of Hispania had a corps of royal guards called the spatharii. The bodyguards of the Byzantine emperors in the fifth and sixth centuries used the same title. Byzantine governors also had their own private spatharii that acted as bodyguards.
>>64790717That sounds good. Do you reckon their sign for 'For the Emperor' is literally just the aquila? >>64792890makes sense. They're less likely to uphold their vow of silence if they're more than a little crazy, so might as well put them in the loudest thing you can.
>>64798347The focus on stealth might run counter to the duties of being a bodyguard, which include intimidation of potential enemies to prevent fights -- and an enemy weak and same enough to be intimidated by an Astartes would be intimidated by any Astartes.
>>64798347maybe vets get inducted into the inner chapter cult and can choose to become more individual operatives that work with outside forces like the Inquisition, hunting down secrets, protecting important assets, doing stuff like researching cures for their geneflaws if theyre medically minded
>>64798606This is a good point.>>64798581What do (You) think about it?What title did I suggest for honour guards in the end? If I didn't suggest one, we could use hetairos. It translates as companion, or alternatively, comrade. The hetairoi were heavy cavalry the bodyguards of Alexander the Great. The Byzantine emperors also had a corps of foreign bodyguards called the hetaireia, which was commanded by a hetaeriarch. Macedonian companions acted as generals as well as bodyguards, which would work well for marines.
Hey, let's do an Ork Klan creation and fit in the fluff that those Green Beasts who wander outside the domes are a remnant of that particular klan that was destroyed by the Silent Angels.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>64799456Klan roll
>>64799747A Freeboota Klan. Da Kaptin needz dem hatz fo his collection.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHgu_fBlSjk
Pick a color ya git! (d100)
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>64799918
>>6480110233-48 Black (ded killy) We gots an Ork wots lejundery. 'Oo was 'e again? (d10)
>>64802856angonatick!i fort blak ment yoo was ded 'Ard not ded killy!whites fer bieng ded killy ya zoggin git who made this?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>64802856
>>64802856so some ded 'Ard/Killy FreeBootas attacked the planet for reasonsmaybe they thought that the underground citys were somehow spaceships and set out to loot themperhaps they wanted a battle-moon and decieded that stealing the one orbiting a space marine homeworld would allow them to 'ave a scrap while they fixxed it upor they got it into their head that the planet was somehow a giant umie Battle-Planet and set out to somehow loot it wholesale10 Grot or other non-Ork ('E wozn't an Ork, but dat little git was roight fiesty) the space marines relastionship with the Inquisition has me thinking pic relatedwot 'e do?d100
>>64803153>Grot or other non-Ork ('E wozn't an Ork, but dat little git was roight fiesty) Aw'roight, now what'd 'e do? (d100)
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>64804121
>>6480417886-90 E's off ta krump inta da Warp. E'z comin' back one dayi don't think e's comin' backnow for the important thingsGorkorMork?d10
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>64804270
>>64804281WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!d10 ya zoggin git!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>64804299My bad!
>>64804306>>64804306we;z de cunninbut also brutal'ow many boyz we got left? (d10)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>64804334
>>648043408-9 We gots more boyz dan you can toss a herd o' Squigs at! An' trust me, I triedeven after the invasion the surface is still crawling with Orks it seemsow big are dey?d10
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>64804391
>>648044083-7 'Are boys are da roight and proppa size boss! See dem gits ova dere? Deyz off limits until I sez so. Got it?! (d100)
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>64804447
>>6480450596-100 I dunno wot dey be, dey's different interestingkrump trget numba 1d100
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>64804535
>>6480455326-50 Da pointy-hed pansyboyz no-body likes a pansyboywhats out most common boyd10
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>64804593
>>648046047 Weirdboyz that's what the space marines want roaming the planets surface especially with the amount of orks there areWot's da biggest, most aweshum thing we've eva' looted? (d100)
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>64804650
>>6480466551-55 One o' dem 'umie Titans WAAAAAAAAGH!!!AND DEN WOT D100
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>64804680
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>64804703
>>648047141-3 Da boyz dismantled it and cannibalized its bits for da mek
Just adding onto the 'every marine takes a vow of silence' part:Only Librarians are allowed to speak. It fits in with the Chief Librarian being the figure of legend. Perhaps said Chief Librarian broke his vow of silence at a perfect and opportune moment, delivering an absolutely crucial insight or warning to the Chapter Master, which saved the chapter from utter extinction.
>>64805467I agree with this. Librarians may need to speak anyway to properly use their powers. They should, however, limit their speech.
>>64805494Oh yes, absolutely. A wise man only speaks because he has something to say, after all. But communication with other forces may be problematic if all we have is ultra-secret sign-language and such. Ergo, only Librarians are allowed to speak.Maybe there's a dedicated role of Chapter Serf that does the intra-force communications when no members of the Librarium are available.
>>64805548Didn't we decide that marines use text-based communication when in armour? They also carry horns for long range communication, and for situations were they are out of armour. If the chapter monastery was attacked very suddenly and marines were caught out of armour, they would use their horns to alert the rest of the monastery. Also, I think Chapter serfs should be termed Akritai. They were a form of Byzantine light infantry who acted as irregular border guards.
Thread is about to hit bump limit, I plan on archiving it. Should we start a new one or are we done with this?
>>64805731I think there are a few more things we need to discuss.
>>64805747New thread is up.>>64805906