Alright so I have been sort of collecting the little scraps of Lore I have for the 14th I kinda opened a can of worms by talking about em and some folks were asking for my life behind em. So I figured id try and compile all the stuff here as well as use this as my WiP thread where I will put pictures of the army and what now now that I am finally stable again ( or so I hope)
Before you go ANY FURTHER , please read this disclaimer
The Lore you are about to sift through is of my own design. I try to stay within the realm of possibility and draw from things that have been done in official sources I have taken liberties in some areas. While I do not expect you to agree with all of my choices I certainly expect you to respect my creative freedom in designing my own lore to give my great company it's own feel. If you honestly take issue or find some of my work offensive and would like to speak to me about it , please message me and we will have words. Or dont read it , no one is twisting your arm.
The Liberty Taken with the 14th Great Company is that it has existed as a place for Outcasts. Lonewolves who fulfill their oaths but cannot integrate back into their Great Companies at all , Dreadoughts that are just difficult in every war shape or form , Sometimes whole packs who are disgruntled with their great companies. It is largely a company of Veterans and very rarely have new recruits that aren't ones Poached from other great companies. The unwanted but yet too valuable to be thrown away. The company is made up mostly of Wolf Guard who may not have been wolf guard before they joined but quickly achieve that rank when they join. ( COF Detachments Everywhere !)
Aye we are sent far from the Fang to do things that the other great companies do not. We do the dirty work that would make even the inquistion squirm. We have sanction in a way that only Russ before us did when he wielded the Leigon we are the executioners. We are those whos Wyrd brings only death , whos sagas go unsung , of whom even the other wolves do not speak. We are the 14th Great Company of the Rout.
The 14th Great Company or the Company of the Deathmarked is led by two Wolf Lords Bjorn Swiftsword and Stybjorn Swiftsword
Both are brothers and thier off the ice origins are Below
Bjorn was once a member of Krakedoom's Great company as he showed a proficiency for hunting monsters even as a bloodclaw. His Pack much preferred to spill the blood of Xenos than anything else. Behind his back they call him Kinslayer. They call him Wyrd Cursed and Deathmarked. When his packmates and the wolf guard who led them were killed by tyranids he accepted a summons to the deathwatch dissapearing from Fenris for a number of years it was either that or join a new pack and he was still fairly messed up about losing his packmates.
Stybjorn spends most of this time as a member of Blackmane's great company he is a very mild and average space wolf who simply dose well but never stands out he is actually often avoided by most because they think he is cursed for being the last of his tribe ( spoiler his brother killed em all) something that Blackmane has sympathy for. He eventually reaches Wolf Guard simply due to prowess alone.
Bjorn returns to Fenris After a number of years and is joined to a new pack. His experience with the deathwatch is used very well and he rises fast , becoming a pack leader quickly then being elevated to Wolf Guard because of a systematic routing of the dark eldar. Despite his long time away none of the rumors or distrust of Bjorn has stopped They still call him Cursed and Deathmarked , they call him Kinslayer. As time passes it seems that he would be better off as a lone wolf because he never truly has the trust of his packmates even in Krakendoom's Wolfguard. He feels , alone , he feels like an outcast wolf despite being one of the greater monster hunters in a great company of monster hunters the only solace he has is his Thunderwolf who was a runt before he left for deathwatch and is absolutely massive when he returns.
This is when his life changes. In the fluff it says there have been times when several great companies have needed to be re raised because others have been completely wiped out. Which must mean if needed there are means to raise another great company. The Great Wolf after some prodding from Krakendoom approaches Bjorn to offer him the ability to Raise a 14th Company. Bjorn thinks he is being tricked until it is explained to him that Outcast companies are occasionally Raised though they rarely last very long due to the nature of the tasks they are given and the complete stripping of them from the sagas. Bjorn being the psychopath that he is decides this is a great idea and becomes Jarl of the 14th The Deathmarked which he calls them because he remembers being deathmarked as a child by the Gothi of his tribe when he first truly felt like an outcast. This is also around the time when he figures out his brother is not only still alive but also a sky warrior.
Now the Fluff for the 14th is ongoing just like my Army List constantly is growing. And I thought it would be pretty cool if I sort of laid out for you what exactly makes up the 14th great company by going through the 5000 point 14th Great Company List I run ( I have about 9022 points but some of it is just...like stuff I never like to use). The assumption is that Bjorn has a fairly large ship like bigger than a regular battle barge where all his forces are housed , sorta like crusading fleet based chapters , the 14th only returns to Fenris when only the Greatwolves Great Company is there to poach people who have been returned to the fang on disciplinary charges or to rest when there are not other great companies around. Highly secretive are the 14th.
Im not going to be listing wargear or anything just the names of stuff. If you want to know more about a particular thing just reply below and I will get back to you on the individual fluff for whatever it is. Cool little lore game aint it!? Also feel free to raise any other questions about the great company and what they do and I will try to get to them as soon as I can.
14th Great Company Index
Edited by Lord Blackwood, 01 August 2020 - 09:46 PM.