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Chapter Name: Blood Dragons

Founding: 4th

Chapter World/Deployment: Belenus

Fortress Monastery: Castle Herensuge

Gene-seed (Predecessor): Blood Angels

Known Descendants: None


 

Forged from the ashes of a lost

world the Blood Dragons prevail with but one goal... Destroy all that invades
their sector. Lead by their bloodlust they are the destroyers leaving nothing
but ash in their wake.



Origins

 

Blood Dragon initiate
Blood Dragon marine



The Blood Dragons proud history
starts when the 8th companies from their gene source the Blood Angels chapter
were given orders to expand themselves in the Dominion of Stars. The high lords
of terra decreed that an Astarte’s chapter from the Blood Angels be formed to
fend off the growing xenos threats. Brahm, Captain of the 8th company, was
selected to take leadership in this chapter’s creation. They set out in the
strike cruiser War Song, and upon entering the Dominion of Star sector the
instrument panels on the strike cruiser began to alarm with read outs on a
nearby planet with very high amount of seismic activity and with very high dose
of electrons being emitted. The techmarines insisted on scanning the surface
for potential resources. Upon entering the orbit of Berien the search confirmed
that nothing was needed from this planet as it was in the process of
geo-thermal reconfiguration. Epistolary Sicero sensed a cry for help in the
nearby moon of Belenus.



Entering the orbit of the moon, long
range sensors picked up localized humans, along with large reptilian creatures
engaged in battle. Brahm and Sicero consulted about possibility for a home
world after deliberation the captain set his company in gear to take this moon
as theirs. As ordered they went to battle with their Storm Ravens thundering out,
and Drop pods screaming down below. Once planet side the battle brother’s were set
out to destroy the beasts that swarmed the humans. Brahm, the leader of the
warriors and his retinue of veterans jetted down from a Thunder Hawk at the
heart of the main battle with an alpha dragon. A Massive beast with a head as
wide as a dreadnought, it breathed huge clouds of fire at the warrior as he
touched down. Brother Corian was unfortunate and was immolated by this attack. Brother-
Captain Brahm roared in defiance as the alpha male advanced; using his wits he
coaxed the mighty reptile into a ravine away from the castle -hive.
 

The massive dragon blasted flames profusely at the Captain as he backed the
beast further away. The Captain played the mighty beast, but was discovered by
another dragon coming in to intercept the Captain. His auto sensors picked up
the second smaller flying attacker heading at an angle from the ravine.
Mentally triggering his jump pack he flew up the second before the other reptile
smashed into the rocky out cove and plowing boulders upon the unlucky beast
smashing it death. The alpha dragon raged at Brahm hoping to strike a death
blow to the landing warrior. Nearly dodging the heavily clawed talon, Brother
Captain Brahm rolled out of the way, and instinctively lashed out with his
blade cutting a deep wound on the alpha male’s forearm. Scoring a hit on a vital
artery it sprayed the visceral fluid of the huge beast. He then launched
forward as the dragon screamed frantically towards him. The Captain combat
rolled under the mighty clawed talon of the alpha dragon. He then sprung upward
underneath the beast drove his power sword into its chest bone piercing threw,
and in to the heart. The alpha male screamed out a horrid cry, and it then began
to thrash about in its death, Brahm barely ducked out before getting crushed by
the huge beast. The lesser reptiles broke attack, and fled into the forests,
with the warriors of Baal advancing to reinforce their positions. The new
chapter master called of the attack and ordered the marines into their landing
crafts. The village was littered with both human and beast remains. Brahm
decreed this planet was worthy of the chapter home planet and took the name
Blood Dragons as there new title. He then chooses their heraldry color in honor
of the battle. Their heraldry colors became the black ashen covered bodies with
bloody hands, and legs as their armor colors. So the iconic black and red
warriors of Belenus took to war in their sector, and burned their names into
the records of the Adeptus Asartes.

Home World

Berien

Berien Directive a movement found in the epicenter of Ork Waags, and Eldar expansions. War in the Dominion of Stars is a content issue. Belenus is a moon from the planet known as Berien a world once lush with copious fields, now a dead world. Ash flew high as the lush world trembled, and spewed forth massive toxic clouds. The core of Berien shook the continents under its seas, volcanic activity destroying the planet in what are now sulfuric waste lands. The inhabitants of Belenus watched in horror as their parent planet cindered itself to death. To the human inhabitants this was called the season of the blood winds. The solar winds sweep up a reddish color into Belenus' atmosphere causing the air to turn reddish in color. Most Belenians killed themselves in mass suicide thinking that the God- Emperor was punishing them with this eerie omen. The others hid away in their hive-castles seeking solace in what little numbers they had. The ones the survived the mass snuff out began to see the air changing back as the winds filtered the reddish color to the forest floors. This is when the battle of the dragons began. Out in packs they flew high into the sky and reigned fiery terror to the last inhabitants. The fear of the reptiles began pushing the inhabitant’s further back into their fortresses, and their meager fortified buildings. This lasted a season until the time of the arrival of the red warriors. From the sky a great ship descended and out came red clad warriors who began to battle the dragons. A mighty warrior single handed slew the alpha dragon thus ending the battle. Then the red warriors boarded their air ships and launched back into the sky said to have traveled to cap of Herenruge were they protected Belenus and watched. – Written by humble servitor to Aravold II lord baron.



The marines of the Blood Dragons are
based on the death world Belenus located in the Dominion of Stars. Their home
world is covered in mountainous terrain with dense forestry. This site was
perfect as its inhabitants are at a feudal age full of superstition. There
fortress is atop a dormant volcano called Castle Herensuge, which received its
name from the locals thinking all the dragons on Belenus originated from that
ancient volcanic mound of rock. The marines created vast underground fortresses
underneath the mountain. And within the dormant cap houses the triple towers of
the chapter, there lies the headquarters or three houses; the Recluisium, the
Librarium, and the Apothicarion. They act as a pivotal role in the governmental
running of the chapter. The humans that inhabit the moon of Belenus exist in a
pre gun era. Still relying on beasts of burden to help cultivate, and transport
food and goods over a distance. The human population exists in localized
castle-hives. Each hive exists within a wall to protect itself from the dangers
that lurch in the forests. The humans of these habitats only know of the
marines in myth.



The forests floors thrive with all sorts of dangerous creatures, and huge
lizards’ similar to prehistoric Terra. The most feared of the reptiles are
called the blood dragons. They are huge fire breathing lizards reaching twenty
feet in height, and wings spanning twice that size. Their blood red scales
glistens in the shadows like blood flowing down a wall of muscle, and raw
carnage. These lizards are rightly feared having the ability to fly, and
project fire they are the top apex predators. Marines of the chapter hunt down
these creatures in seasonal chapter held gauntlets. Some come back with hides,
teeth, and all manner of trophies then there are those that don’t return at
all.  Then there are others that return
with dragon mounts having broken the giant lizard to his will. Great lizards
roam the lush open plains of Belenus some as big as a giant squiggoths, armed
with think impenetrable plated armor. Creatures called land drakes are swift
running predators, lightly red in color and as fast as a full throttled bike. These
swift reptiles can be trained to allow for a marine rider.



In the recruiting process Chaplains
pick a stock of hopefuls to join their ranks from human knights, soldiers, and
fighters worthy of the gift to be a Space Marine. Found within the ranks of the
knightly orders of Belenus come the most ruthless heavy cavalry riders this
side of the galaxy. It’s the occasional outbreak of beasts that venture out to
torment the villages that these knights ride out to mark their deeds. In
addition to the barons of the land still pay homage to the dragon warriors of
old and each year the hive-castles send their elite warriors to the
"tournament" games.

This tournament pits the elite warriors fight against each other in tests of
might, skill, and a test of mental fortitude. Only the strongest get chosen to
aspire to the rank of chapter recruit. Having survived the tournament the
humans are taken to Castle Herenruge. As a Blood Angel’s successor they to have
some kind of ritual using a grail from the founding gene father the Blood
Angels. Sanguinary Priests use this device to transform the human warriors into
one of the Emperors finest killing machines. After the initial months of
transformation the neophyte is tested to the brink to test their strength,
endurance, stamina, and mental fortitude to serve the chapter.



Gene-seed



The Blood Dragons gene seed is from Sanguinius the Primarch
of the Blood Angels. The chapter is also affected by the black rage and more-so
when it comes to the red thirst. The chapter’s Belcher’s Gland has mutated
slightly due to the high amount of reptile and dragon meat the marines consume.
The fluid in the gland creates a highly flammable liquid. The consumption of
dragon meat has altered the chemical compound of the Belcher’s Gland to
activate oxygen byproducts, and methane chemicals, to create a nitro
methane-like fluid. This glands placement is located similar to a human’s
lymphoid gland known as a Tonsil. Often this mutated Belcher’s Gland will swell
to exponential size causing a growth in the neck region until the glands fluid
has been expelled.

Combat Doctrine

The Blood Dragons are very similar to their predecessors in that they favor up
front attacks rather than long range firefights. Because of the upbringing on
the moon they are born into a government under feudalism, and each male member of
the family must enter the military. Since other territories do not agree with
each other they are constantly battling over old vendettas, land raids, or a
lord that want to take over another baron’s territory. As super soldiers of the
Imperium they have honed that same skill and mastered it, using furious
assaults and a multitude of fire or heat based weaponry to annihilate their
enemies. As a chapter they favor aerial combat, and mounted attacks. They often
employ heavy usage of assault marines, and bikers in the initial strikes,
followed by aerial insertion strikes, and finally land raider drop assaults.
Their urban assault force is superior in aspects of fighting skills mainly the usage
of Land Raider Redeemers, and their feared incinerator squads. Because their love
fire based warfare most Imperialist generals dislike the aid of the Blood
Dragons because the high number of collateral damage. Often the marine’s equip
their own helmets with a mandible devises that pierces into the marines
Belcher’s Gland to siphon fluid into the short range flame projectors. Artificers
of the chapter stylize their arms, armor in images of fire, and draconic motifs
into their armor.



 

Brahm Dragonborn
Brahm was the eighth company captain of the Blood Angels and founding Chapter Master of the mighty Blood Dragons. He led them into their now found dominion, and he has carved a bloody path to get there. The Blood Dragons chapter master was all but lost when he fell to the black rage during the War of the Two Moons campaign. He raged on slicing and smashing his way until a Farseer of the Eldar lashed out with his eldritch powers and damaged Brahms lower limbs. Screaming out for blood, and thrashing about. The foul xenos witch thought Brahm an easy target, while witch blade held aloof to deliver the final death blow. Brahm's Blood Champion and most trusted Honor Guard Arikan jetting down on his jump pack thrusting out with his mighty scimitar and clove the xenos witch in twain. The other honor guard swooped down to protect their liege until the apothecaries’ could take him. Arikan lead a full team to assault the Eldar’s head quarters to strike vengeance upon the aliens for dishonoring their chapter master. Brahm was later interred into ancient dreadnought armor where he fought rightly for many battles. He fought with such fury in war, and it was until death took him in M34. Driven by fire fueled rage he rampaged into a building slaughtering everything in his path. The enemy fired upon the mighty warrior taking out the structure pylons and toppling the building crushing the ancient warrior. The techmarines later recovered their fallen lord bringing him to the hallowed halls of the fallen, and placing him in the center with a sarcophagus with duel shield displaying both his Blood Angel, and Blood Dragon crest, and his multitude of battle awards  in both chapters. This tomb is the holiest of places to the chapter.

 

Organisation


The Blood Dragons are organized as the standard Codex Astarte’s permits. There
are ten companies, the last being the scout formations. There is a Reclusiam,
and Librarium, and along with an Apothecarion. Castle Herenruge has three
towers holding these main offices. And they have modeled there organization in
similar image to their founding Primogenitors the Blood Angels.

The Reclusium is the spiritual halls of the Sanguine Draco cult. In these halls
are the deeds, and vows of every warrior brother of Belenus. Here the marines
come to meditate in the great temple, and come for solace in-between battles.
In the lower level of the tower houses the containment cells for the rage
affected battle brothers. This tower is located above the main loading bay to
the armory, where the vast amount of cranes, and pulleys used to transport the
members of the Death Company to their transport.  The current high Chaplain is Zacharias.
Zacharias is a very dark man born from a land baron to the southern lands of
Belenus. His demeanor and zeal has landed him to be a much influenced spiritual
leader of the Sanguine Draco cult. His tasks are the chapter executioner and
High Sheriff to those brothers that have succumbed to the black rage. It is he
that is also tasked with the quest to reclaim the heads of those warriors that
may have forsworn their oaths to the chapter, and the Emperor.

In the opposite tower to the Reclusiarch is the Librarium a tower of mystery,
and lore. Those that walk these halls are psykers, and are constantly training
to combat the perils of the warp. Blood Dragon librarians train at using the
warp energies to enhance their martial prowess.  Very few travel the path of record keeper;
those menial tasks are reserved for penitence and servitor work. The current
Chief Librarian is Edarthis Maulic, he is a powerful psyker having mastered the
sword and em-blazing his red blade with warp energies to slay in the Emperors
name. He is always hidden under a blackened hood does the chief librarian probe
his adversary for a chink in their armor. 
So often a minor glance would stun an enemy leader, as they are too
fearful to enter combat with the master psyker warrior.

The current chapter master of the Blood Dragons is Verus Conrad

He was made chapter master after the death of master Harod in
the battle against the Dark Eldar where Harod was fatally killed by enemy war
machine. Harod was recovered by the chapter’s apothecaries and was entombed
into the hall of the fallen. And the next night a high council of the triad
towers entered in the main chambers, a room that links all three towers to the
main citadel tower. Here the Captains and the head masters of the triad towers
vote for their next chapter master. It was decided that Conrad master of the
fiery blade would be the leader of the Blood Dragons. For it was he that lead
the assault force to reclaim their fallen lord. It was he that dropped in on
crimson wings and slaughtered the dark xenos in their bazaar base camp. And
upon returning Conrad then presented the head of the xenos warrior that lead
the dark Eldar war party.

 

Beliefs


The Blood Dragons follow the sanguine draco warrior cult with similar faith as
their parent chapter brought with them, only symbolic to their home world. They
believe the Emperor as a king warrior, they do not praise him as a deity.
Sanguinius is their Primarch, and so they follow the same blood traditions that
were passed down to them. Brahm, when he was issued this fledgling chapter
brought with him the traditions, Along wit a sense of excelling at their mastery
levels. The Chaplain’s chant is from the tome of the dragon, a dragon hide book
chronically listing the chapter deeds. Each warrior of the chapter
is taught these chants, and so causes them to fight with increased ferocity.
The Blood Dragons have also been known to chain themselves to their war gear,
and will never give up no matter what the odds are.

Battlecry

"Fear our Fire!"

*Thanks goes to Greyall for drawing Verus Conrad


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As a Vampire Counts player, all I can say is... busted :D Meshing Fantasy into 40k is a lot harder than it sounds, despite their many similarities. However, if you toned down the Draculs, the Vlads, and the Sylvanias, I think you have a decent chapter. I understand that Vampires are cool, I'm a fan myself, but in 40k they are much less viable. I think you should focus more on the character of the chapter, and what sets them apart from the other Blood Angel successors. While the idea of dragons is also very cool (again, I'm a fan), it doesn't mesh well with 40k either. As discussed in another thread, Space Marines in full combat gear clock in at around 575kg, which is a LOT of weight. That's over 1200lbs for the us Americans. I doubt your dragons, however strong and fearsome they may be, are going to go flying and running around with half a ton of weight on their back.

Also, while having a centralized leader guy is cool, and it is fun to imagine his legendary exploits; overall it is more important that you tell the reader more about the personality and motivations of the chapter as a whole. One guy does not an IA make, and focusing on him before the rest of the chapter will just derail where you want the IA to go. That said, always room for more Blood Dragons, and I look forward to you fleshing these guys out more and showing more of what they are like as a chapter. Color scheme is alright, though Octavulg will surely have something to say about red and black ;)

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P.S if you find any misspellings my current word processor if out of order, and will not allow me to use it so this was all done in note pad. well have at it.


Just download OpenOffice. It's free to use and there's a mac and PC version of it.

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I think you mean its a Death World, as Dead Worlds have NO local population or indiginous life.

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Thanks for the fast replies.

Shinzaren: I'm only in the negative stage writing skills as far as awesomeness goes.. but I'll take the whole 40k/ fantasy mash up no-no into perceptive. And I also agree that one defining character does not make for much foreground to a story like an entire chapter. I'll work on some more to add. Any suggestions on what to do to make it less WH fanasy-ish? Also why no Black and red?

PyronusSouris: thanks ill have to use that much appreciated.
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I think you mean its a Death World, as Dead Worlds have NO local population or indiginous life.

Homeworld: The Blood Dragons are based on the death world Sylvania located at x1759, y789 in the Dominion of Stars near by to the dead world Berien.

If your referring from this quote; the dead world Berien is near to in relation to territory. But it is not there home world Sylvia is, and it is a death world. thanks thou

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An Eastern European-inspired chapter that's not overtly Russian is a good idea. Disassembling and then reassembling Dracula's name, not so much. You could get away with the Vladimir, in my opinion, but the Dracul is a bit much. Same goes for the indigenous life- there can be large animals, and they can be reptilian. They can even be red (maybe it's a sign of maturity during the mating season, or whatever). But fiery breath and wings? Just a touch too far. Most of the article needs to be scaled back just a tad, and you've got a nicely fleshed-out chapter. As for the 27th Founding... I can see there's a reason for the absence of a chapter history.
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I think you mean its a Death World, as Dead Worlds have NO local population or indiginous life.

Homeworld: The Blood Dragons are based on the death world Sylvania located at x1759, y789 in the Dominion of Stars near by to the dead world Berien.

If your referring from this quote; the dead world Berien is near to in relation to territory. But it is not there home world Sylvia is, and it is a death world. thanks thou


Oh ok, sorry, I miss read that.

I guess I'll be the odd one out, but I kind of think the Dracul name is ok.

Also, there hasn't been a 27th founding yet, the latest was the 26th.

Also, some BA successors are known to be blood drinkers (ie, the Blood Drinkers).

I would also recommend reading some of the Blood Angel Successor DIY's and their responses, as this will help with ideas and what will get good reactions and bad reactions. The Sanguinary Crusaders by me, and some others by other people would be the Sanguinary Phalanx and the Astral Swords. Those are just a few, but still there.

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Also why no Black and red?


I'll field this one. :D

It's a very popular colour scheme, basically. Everyone and their dog goes for black and red. They're the two most-used colours for GW chapters, and to use red, black, or a combination of the two is a popular choice for DIY Chapters.

I would say,though, if you really wanna use black and red, then do it. ^_^

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*Takes off Heraldry Dept. Hat.* Yeah, that's not needed here, haha.

EDIT:
First post back on the job, and already the typos strike at me. Wonderful.

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Ace Debonair: I understand the no red/ black power amor in an army. Especially it being over used, but i've already painted alot of marine that color already prior to even putting pen to paper on there chapter name. So your alt color does look nice but there already adorned in the blood, and sable or there order.
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Telanicus: thanks i'll change the founding time frame to 26th I'd rather have them a newer chapter rather than try to pencil in their entire history. whoa that would be atleast 6 monthes to ever get that done lol.

Tyther: dragons in space not possible... mmm who do the Salamanders SM's co-exist with? And Catachian's live in a dense jungle full off all sorts of nasties. So anything is possible.

Too all: I thank you for you comments but I honestly suck at writing, I'm more of a science, and history, rather than writing and or common English. My penmenship is far worse to let you in on a secret. But eventually maybe ill have my wife type out my word. ( its always good to have a personal secretary, and tax lady :) )
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Ace Debonair: I understand the no red/ black power amor in an army. Especially it being over used, but i've already painted alot of marine that color already prior to even putting pen to paper on there chapter name. So your alt color does look nice but there already adorned in the blood, and sable or there order.


It's all good. :(

Sorting out the Chapter's personality is the key to writing an IA anyhow. - nail that and then everything else is just an extension of that personality.

If I can suggest one thing though: please, please change the name of the Chapter's present 'Dracul' from Vlad. It's about as subtle as a half-brick to the temple.

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Aside from the whole Dracula thing, my main concern here is that the reader has no idea why anyone would choose these folks as space marines. You haven't established what creates a prime candidate, why the Sylvanians (side note: I get where you're going but it makes them sound a little Elvish) deserve the honor of becoming the Emperor's finest. They have dragons and they fight each other for farmland. Okay. I grew up in the mountains. There are bears there. I wasn't Rambo by age twelve. Getting to the point, you have the elite of a galaxy-spanning military pulling their recruits from the Hatfields and the McCoys. Give us something more about them, something to believe in. Perhaps the citizenry are the planet's lemmings, scurrying around trying not to get eaten as they scavenge for what food they can find. Perhaps they dwell in vast underground cities rife with crime and violence, a few brave or desperate individuals venturing out to seek those items the populace cannot procure beneath the deadly surface. Tell us what forges these Astartes into the weapons of wanton destruction that we all know and love.
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I don't think it's really limiting someone's creativity when we point out, for instance, that a chapter of Tau-worshipping marines who are secretly really necrons with jetpacks built into their feet kills any believability more effectively than an exterminatus to the face.



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Okay. I grew up in the mountains. There are bears there. I wasn't Rambo by age twelve.

I laughed aloud for ten whole minutes when I read this. Fantastic. :)

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I don't think it's really limiting someone's creativity when we point out, for instance, that a chapter of Tau-worshipping marines who are secretly really necrons with jetpacks built into their feet kills any believability more effectively than an exterminatus to the face.



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I think a BA successor that focuses on their vampiric aspect could be cool if not overplayed. Unforetunately, I think you are overplaying it. But for the most part its just a matter of toning down the worst parts.

Things I like: The color scheme, I don't care if people think red/black are over used it looks good. Sylvannia, it brings to mind forests not fangs, as long as you tone down some other stuff I would keep this name. The hunting ritual, the one bit of chapter fluff you have included is nice though more feral than normal for non-Black Rage BA and hunting animals (even dragons) instead of people doesn't really support the vampire theme. You may want to modify it, but I like that you included it.

I don't think we get enough information about the chapter yet. You basically just describe their homeworld and their leader. Organization and recruitment practices, variations in how they view the Emperor and relationship with other Imperial entities, recent activies they have been involved; these are important aspects to fully describing the nature of your chapter.

I don't mind dragons. The salamanders (small s) of Nocturne, for whom the Salamanders (big S) are named, are described as large (Firedrakes can be several tons) reptiles that live on volcanic mountains and breath fire (see Index Astartes IV: Salamanders). I imagine they are reddish-brown in color given their environment. Also, exodite eldar ride some kind of large reptiles described as dragons, but I know much less about them so I am not familiar with the details. But neither have wings.

Further, while Dracula can mean "son of the dragon" it can also mean "son of the demon" as I understand, and considering I think this is one of the areas you should probably tone down, I am not sure dragons really contribute to your central theme. Dragons don't say "vampire" and don't say "space marine." I would work to get it down to just these two themes without throwing a third one in the mix.

Instead of a very obvious reference like Vlad, maybe go with Bram (like the author), or better yet Brahm. If you nix some of the other dragon stuff you could even surname him Brahm Dragonborn, which brings back the Dracula reference but hides in in plain English.

I hope some of these ideas help. As a final observation, you say you like history but don't like writing. I don't really understand that much. I have a degree in History and I can't tell you how many papers I had to write in school!!

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Are blood dragons real, or did you make them up???????? :P
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Are blood dragons real, or did you make them up???????? :P

They are a self created chapter. I've been painting them, and playing for about a few years now. but only recently began to create a IA. As far as I've seen "Blood Dragon" is a popular theme since there are 5 total including yourself to favor that name. Im trying to think of fluff wise that their are many companies of said chapter that change there armor depending on crusade/ war time etc..
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IA open to C&C. I've edited it greatly from the last time. I Hope it does honor to my little painted warriors...
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I added in the chapter symbol its kinda ^_^ messed up and blurry but its the best I can do with out photoshop, or a art program at home. And since I'm at work on a computer all day this is my time to edit and surf B&C. Hope every one likes it.
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I like them. Now you just have to make your character based off Greyall's drawing!
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I like them. Now you just have to make your character based off Greyall's drawing!

It's in the works. not anytime soon tho. Got to get my :) in gear for painting troops and vehicles first.
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I was thinking of somehow making a mutation flaw with the Blood Dragons. What I was thinking is.. some how, some of the marines can spit fire.(Not to the high degree of a flamethrower for a mouth). But more like one could spit a fluid of highly flammable liquid at an enemy. Only few exhibit this trait and those that are inflicted with this mutation are grouped into members with similar flame projection ability.

 

Would this be to stupid? Or how would I create this lore to fit in with 40K. C&C needed.


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At most I think it might come across as gimmicky, but it would depend on the context. If they just happened to be a dragon themed Chapter that spit fire, too much coincidence. If someone tried to engineer them that way, or the flaw came before the name and the theme, easier to swallow.

 

I don't think it would be too hard, though, what with a gland that already lets them spit acid. A couple of changes/corruptions and its already there. Like you said, some kind of flammable liquid would be best, that perhaps they light with a pilot on the end of every marine's bolter, or on the collar of their armor.


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At most I think it might come across as gimmicky, but it would depend on the context.

 

His Chapter, Blood Dragons, rides creatures, the blood dragons, into battle... there isn't any limit on how gimmicky one Chapter can be....

 

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I would see gimmicky more as, the Chapter's founded, CM decrees their name Blood Dragons, then they find a planet with native 'dragons' that, by the by, happen to be bloody...oh and we also spit fire. As it is, they take their name from a symbol of power on the planet, and have in some cases mastered and dominated that symbol to their own will, kinda like Space Wolves. In the same way, the fire spitting need not be gimmicky, but the Chapter simply surrounding itself further with the symbol/icons that identify it.


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