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++Inspirational Friday - 19/06/2015++

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Ok, lets give this a shot then...
 
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Greetings and welcome to Inspirational Friday. This week I'm guest-hosting the event as Tenebris is very busy! It's very exciting for me, sooo nervous! smile.png In my humble opinion I think we have one clear winner this week, namely Zhaharek!

 

Come forth and recieve your prize!

 

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Inspirational Friday - 22/5/2015 - Familiar

 

A Champion of Chaos is like a small wound in reality, bleeding the powers of the four into our universe. And as such, the warp gather around them and their ilk seeping into reality slowly but surely.

 

It may be a mighty steed or a voice in the back of the head, the heralds of the gods take multiple forms and have different agendas.

 

Let us be inspired!

 

Excessus

 

 

(I tried figuring out an interesting topic for this week, hope it was interesting enough. Maybe it was too vague? Oh well, I guess we'll see on how many bite.)


"Deception IS the point. Any fool can calculate strength. That one has been doing it from the moment he saw us. Now, he has to calculate what he can't see. And fear what he doesn't know."

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Congratulations, Zhaharek. Well done.

And I think familiars (including steeds, as I understand it) are a fine theme, Excessus :tu:

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Congrats Zhaharek yet again, you definitely are raising the bar here.

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In the garden of the Warsmith, where the white roses grow
with leaves that are black and jagged, like little teeth
and, if you look closely enough, every thorn glistens with blood

Here is One who weeps for him

Here is One who sings for him

Here is One who smiles for him

In the garden of the Warsmith, where the green vines climb
and sink their tendrils deep into the stone,
and wrap tightly around the black iron, row upon row

Here is She who stands behind him

Here is She who sits before him

Here is She who dances beside him

In the garden of the Warsmith, where the cool breeze blows
whistling around the corners, a mournful sound
the skittering, rustling leaves of an early Autumn

Her name is Melancholy

Her name is Malice

Her name is Wrath

In the garden of the Warsmith, he sits and sighs in the gloaming,
drinking deep the summer wine, the last of its red vintage,
and takes his counsel with phantasms

Which One will you find today?

Which One is behind you?

Here She is now, turn around and see*!


*final word varies, sometimes “turn around and die” or “turn around and scream” or “turn around and run”

-“In the Garden of the Warsmith

Alternatively called “Three Ladies” or “The Walkaway Song” or “Down You Go

This is a song (usually as a slow chant) of unknown origin, universally known among the children aboard the space hulk The Child of Calamity for millennia. It is commonly associated with a group game involving one child choosing (or somehow randomly being selected by) another from among peers, some of whom will have prearranged roles that the child whose turn it is to choose is not aware of until after the choice is made. Different and various consequences are associate with the traditional roles, each of which can be avoided by passing a specific challenge associated with that role. In whatever form it is played (a blindfolded child encircled by singing peers, two lines of children taking turns attempting to eliminate members of the opposing line, et cetera) the game simulates a lone individual lost in an unfamiliar part of the space hulk.

Older children sometimes play a variation where the consequences involve a loser having to perform a test of bravery by actually going down an unfamiliar (and invariably frightening) corridor in the space hulk, the exact location of which is determined by the role of the chosen peer. Of these children, anecdotal evidence suggests as many as 1 in 3 are actually lost forever to unknown fates.

Young children are taught the game by older peers and initially play silly, harmless versions. By the time residents reach adulthood, however, most residents will have played a version with harsh consequences at least once and are likely to know of a peer who was gravely injured or killed in an unnatural accident, or simply vanished forever. Among the grown-ups aboard
The Child of Calamity there is a strong belief that the Three Ladies are very real companions of the Warsmith, and that those who are lost and alone in dark, strange corridors of the space hulk might well run into one of them. A persistent rumour holds that at least some of the lost children are rescued by “Lady Melancholy” and taken to the Warsmith, who makes them into Legionnaires for his Grand Company.

The space marines of the Iron Hounds acknowledge no such things and have nothing like the so-called Three Ladies in either their inner cult or the officially sanctioned cult of their servants. But in the rare occurrences when they have encountered children occupying a junction to play the game, the space marines have always given the children right of way and apparently taken pains to not interrupt.


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Index of Inspiration Friday entries here.

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"Three times faster than the usual Warsmith."


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Just stumbled across this after seeing the challenge in the Amicus section, think I'll find a second home here. If I've understood right, my submission will be below. 

 

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Okay, so it's a little over 500 but I got a touch carried away.


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The Reading of the Liber Apocal
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This week I present a sequel to a previous entry.
 
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M'tarr

 

something different, you know the drill

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Edited by Teetengee, 26 May 2015 - 06:33 PM.

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In us burns a fire for vengeance that will only be quenched when we stand triumphant over the smoldering ruins of Terra. Our laughter on that day will haunt their survivors till the end of time. We will stride forth victorious through the shattered gates of their fortress, holding high aloft the defiled corpse of their rotting god as our prize.
Wulfkry, on 02 Jul 2013 - 3:38 PM, said: So an inquisitor is receiving SM implants using GK geneseed stolen off the fields of armageddon interesting..
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Warsmith Aznable, on 30 Jan 2016 - 01:16 AM, said: 13. Teetengee wrote "Warp Born" and I won't even go into how disturbing the subject matter was.
The Psycho, on 26 Apr 2016 - 10:50 PM, said: That's either really disturbing or really cute, I haven't quite made up my mind yet.

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Got a bit carried away writing this one...

 

 

The Wound

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Carrack, I love your use of the sacred numbers at the end :tu:

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Did we start a new thread and no one told me? Who won? Whats next? Should we decide? EPIC RAP BATTLES OF 40K!! 

Got to be honest, that one got away from me a bit.


Ideas take root. Whole societies get swept up in things without thinking, because they're just ideas, right? Just harmless things. But they'd fight to the death to resist if an invading army showed up and tried to force those changes on us. We don't see bad ideas coming until they've done the damage. - Kal Skirata

Oya [õy-ã] - Mandalorian meaning, literally, "Let's hunt!" Colloquially adapted as a positive and triumphant cheer with potential meanings including "Stay alive!", "Go you!", and simply "Cheers!"


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Ok so here we go.

This OG represents the EOT to the fullest
All y'all haters must be loyalist
I got 16 switches on my Blackstone Fortress

Oh wait Tipper was just joking, disregard my horrible rap intro. :) But seriously can we get a ruling on last week's submissions, and a new contest for this week?

In my opinion, Warsmith Aznable's story was my favorite out of a lot of good stories this week. I'm willing to put something together for this week if anybody else is interested.

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Ok so here we go.

This OG represents the EOT to the fullest
All y'all haters must be loyalist
I got 16 switches on my Blackstone Fortress

Oh wait Tipper was just joking, disregard my horrible rap intro. smile.png But seriously can we get a ruling on last week's submissions, and a new contest for this week?

In my opinion, Warsmith Aznable's story was my favorite out of a lot of good stories this week. I'm willing to put something together for this week if anybody else is interested.

Don't worry, it's being worked on. :)


"Deception IS the point. Any fool can calculate strength. That one has been doing it from the moment he saw us. Now, he has to calculate what he can't see. And fear what he doesn't know."

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Greetings and welcome to Inspirational Friday! Due to...let's call it "warp magic"...it's done on a sunday this week and I'll be guest hosting it again. I hope everyone had fun with the topic of familiars, I know I had a fun time reading all the stories! Quite a few good ones, and as an Alpha Legionnaire I love twists and turns in the story. Well done all of you! Though there has to be a decision made about who wins, and again this week I think it was a clear one...a story that made me actually have a nightmare about it the night after I read it, well done!
 
Congratulations Kierdale, come forth and recieve your prize!
 
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Inspirational Friday-ish - 31/5/2015 - Nemesis
 
This week will be about old enemies, adversaries, sworn oaths and grudges. Long lives of strife can produce some strong bonds between "people" on either side of the fence, and our heretical friends see a lot of strife in their life! I'll start it off with a small one:

 

-Lord Zhaar'l was back at the Daeshaa system again, the same eyesore system where he had gotten bested at the last three raids he had undertaken. The outlying planets had been easy enough to pillage, but the core planets had been defended well beyond their calculated capabilities. There was no sign of astartes involvement on the enemy side, and the raids had taken place long without the reach of mortal lifespans. But captured traders had told the tale of his great enemy. A great cogitator, to where the brainmatter of past strategists and kings were added that guided the armed forces of the system. At the news of this his warband had began to show cracks in their loyality...bested time and again by what was little more than a servitor in their eyes! They would all be in the first wave of the assault of course, the traitors. And this time, it was time to show his power, the capital on Daeshaa III will fall first, the great cogitator desecrated and their armies scattered. This time for sure...
 

Let us be inspired!
 
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"Deception IS the point. Any fool can calculate strength. That one has been doing it from the moment he saw us. Now, he has to calculate what he can't see. And fear what he doesn't know."

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Yeah, I'm not good at writing stories or fluff, but I do my best... :D


"Deception IS the point. Any fool can calculate strength. That one has been doing it from the moment he saw us. Now, he has to calculate what he can't see. And fear what he doesn't know."

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Haha, another Nemesis. Now that is a good topic for all those up for some blood spilling. 

 

I do apologize for not being active in IF of late but I have some pressing IRL situations to deal with but even so I had poor Excessus here act in my stead and I am glad to see that he handled Inspirational Friday well. We also have a victor from Challenge the Traitors and I am eager to see what topic will he offer for the next week. 

 

Said this, my oh my I really need to do some reading, and I am starved for some good fanfiction. 

Tell us who is the Nemesis of your warband. Nothing sparks the heart of a traitor like a good old fashioned feud. 


There is only the Truth. I do not know what it is, but I do believe in it!

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So does anyone want to pair up and swap Nemesises (Nemesese?)

Dark Apostle Kanan Raam of the 47th Host, XVII Legion, stands ready.

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Mine for this week, Oya!
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Ideas take root. Whole societies get swept up in things without thinking, because they're just ideas, right? Just harmless things. But they'd fight to the death to resist if an invading army showed up and tried to force those changes on us. We don't see bad ideas coming until they've done the damage. - Kal Skirata

Oya [õy-ã] - Mandalorian meaning, literally, "Let's hunt!" Colloquially adapted as a positive and triumphant cheer with potential meanings including "Stay alive!", "Go you!", and simply "Cheers!"


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So does anyone want to pair up and swap Nemesises (Nemesese?)Dark Apostle Kanan Raam of the 47th Host, XVII Legion, stands ready.

I avoid the tread while I write else I would gladly have taken you up on your offer TDF. None the less, if no one else accepts, Nox, beloved son of Papa Nurgle, disciple of Typhus, Warlord of Nosalis Company, Death Guard legion remnant, is more than willing to have a friendly (or not so friendly) rivalry with your Dark Apostle.

Ideas take root. Whole societies get swept up in things without thinking, because they're just ideas, right? Just harmless things. But they'd fight to the death to resist if an invading army showed up and tried to force those changes on us. We don't see bad ideas coming until they've done the damage. - Kal Skirata

Oya [õy-ã] - Mandalorian meaning, literally, "Let's hunt!" Colloquially adapted as a positive and triumphant cheer with potential meanings including "Stay alive!", "Go you!", and simply "Cheers!"


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You know what, I kind of like that idea, of seeing if anyone wants to 'partner' up for a nemesis. I have quite a few Warband ideas kicking around, I'll put up a small hook for each of them. If any of them strike somebody's eye, shoot me a message or something, and we can hash something out. If I get no response, I can always pick two of them myself. I won't be able to do much more than one or two submissions, so first come, first serve.


"Oh, I'll heed the call of the Primarch and the Warmaster. That's not why I'm killing the messenger. I'm going to kill you because I have to admit, I'm, well. I'm a little piqued. Neither of them thought to ask me themselves? That's just not how things are done." Achsantre Aivas, Chaos Lord of the Highborn, formerly of the Emperor's Children Legion, pledges himself to the 13th Black Crusade


"I am not asking for your permission to lead you. That is not my question. My question is, are you going to obey me, or am I going to kill you?" Vanov, bastard son of Dorn, challenging a warband of Iron Warriors for dominance


"Yes, I did say I would help you kill my brothers. And yes, I did help. There was no one on deck 14 when you assaulted, was there? One hundred and thirty dead Night Lords. So I'm not sure I understand. I did my part, and you did yours. Why is there such confusion now? Do my dead brothers not deserve my vengeance?" Rex Talion, the Venger. The giant in terminator plate that he speaks to is unable to form a response, the jagged edges around his torn throat emitting only a gurgling sound.


"Ha! You won't have to worry about me kneeling to you. I will not kneel before one who would enslave us and call it freedom." First, and last, words of Captain Brute Tyrke to his Primarch, Angron


"Looking down upon a world, watching as the darkness of the night slowly encircles the globe, can be so . . . Hm. Light chases dark chases light; mad, yet achingly slow . . . How easy it is, for the balance to be tipped . . . Forever . . ." Thanophorus, Harbinger of the Plagueborn, the Wraithes in the Dusk


"I like this place. It has . . . history. Flavor. Its shape is maddening enough that I can barely pick out a path through. I do like it. It could be a good home for us. Brothers, kill the Eldar infesting our home." Rhodon, brother-master of the monster, witch-commander of the Jade Brotherhood, remnant of Prospero


"Horus was god. Gods die." Anaxilas, Tyrant of the Black Brothers, sworn servant of the Warmasters


"The book of the father is clear. Tears of blood pave the way for the chosen to the birth place. Screams of fury and the animal need echo among stars that burn blacker than the night. Let us add to the choir." Gil Avar, the Conquering Beast, the Everliving King of the Chapter of the Malign Star, says the words that will drown a sector in Imperial blood


"Why do you react so, son of Corax? The man was a heretic, and his words are therefore heresy. Now, he is a dead heretic, who shall speak no further heresy. What does it matter what damning evidence he claimed to be able to level at me and mine? Surely the claim itself would be suspect? And yet, you level such spiteful doubt upon us." Tohm Nultyn, Master of the Adeptus Astartes Chapter 'Honoured Brethren,' among many, many other names

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So does anyone want to pair up and swap Nemesises (Nemesese?)

Dark Apostle Kanan Raam of the 47th Host, XVII Legion, stands ready.

TDF, that was a great idea!

 

About the nemesis plural, I have to defer to Casanova Frankenstein for that. :)

 


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I think the swapping nemesises idea is fantastic. Does anyone wish to become the rival of Sorceror Lord Zhaharek Hazamet of The Chaos Dragons?

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Anyone who hated Horus want a rival?


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In us burns a fire for vengeance that will only be quenched when we stand triumphant over the smoldering ruins of Terra. Our laughter on that day will haunt their survivors till the end of time. We will stride forth victorious through the shattered gates of their fortress, holding high aloft the defiled corpse of their rotting god as our prize.
Wulfkry, on 02 Jul 2013 - 3:38 PM, said: So an inquisitor is receiving SM implants using GK geneseed stolen off the fields of armageddon interesting..
Captain Semper, on 29 May 2015 - 4:10 AM, said: There is crazy and there is Teetengee crazy... ph34r.pngnuke.gif

Warsmith Aznable, on 30 Jan 2016 - 01:16 AM, said: 13. Teetengee wrote "Warp Born" and I won't even go into how disturbing the subject matter was.
The Psycho, on 26 Apr 2016 - 10:50 PM, said: That's either really disturbing or really cute, I haven't quite made up my mind yet.

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I don't think I can top my last 'Nemesis' entry, so I'll sit this one out.

It would be very interesting to see a joint effort this time from members. :)