Welcome to the latest incarnation of Inspiration Friday. I have been granted the blessings of the four Infernal Powers (Excessus, Flint13, Forte and Insane Psychopath) to continue this endeavour. I hereby swear a dark oath that I will strive to continue the good work started by Brother Nihm and Tenebris.
Inspiration Friday is a chance for members to write pieces of fiction on set Chaos-related subjects, with a winner chosen at the end of each period and awarded a medal. As in the previous Inspiration Fridays, images are also most welcome.
While previous incarnations were strictly weekly, I may give two weeks to work on some themes. I should also point out that, living in Tokyo, my Fridays start earlier than many of the Frater and so likely I will close and open themes on Saturdays, Tokyo-time. Likely still Friday for most of you.
Links to previous incarnations of Inspiration Friday, for reference:
Under Brother Nihm:
Regarding the Legions
Paint a CSM
Chaos Cults - Winner: Disease
Legacy Weapon - Winner: Xenith
Rank and File - Winner: Kol Saresk
Chaos Worlds - Winner: Marshal Sampson
Chaos Vehicle - Winner: Loesh
Call of Chaos Test model - Winner: Alan of Angels and Loesh
Chaos Battle - Winner: Cormac Airt
Minor Daemon - Winner: Tdf4638
Spooky Chaos - Winner: Dizzyeye
Chaos Stronghold - Winner: Carrack
Nemesis of Chaos - Winner: Kierdale
Chaos Navigator House - Winner: Marshal Sampson
Chaos Knight House - Winner: Kierdale
Chaos Santa - Winner: Castellan Cato
Chaos Dreadnought - Winner: none was chosen!
Chaos Warship - Winner: Conn Eremon
Interview with a Chaos Lord - Winner: Warsmith Aznable
Interview with a Chaos Sorcerer - Winner: Kierdale
Chaos Space Marine Bolter - Winner: Son of Carnelian
Chaos Assassin - Winners: Carrack, Kierdale and Zhaharek
Intel Report on Warband - Winner: Kierdale
Betrayal - Winner: Warsmith Aznable
Chaos Sword - Winner: Castellan Cato
Chaos Spawn - Winners: Carrack and Kierdale
Champion of Khorne - Winner: Slipknotzim
Chaos Heraldry - Winner: Teetengee
Equerry - Winner: Zhaharek
Chaos Tome - Winner: TDF
Chaos Crossover - Winner: Lord Pariah
Dark Mechanicus - Winners: Carrack and Kierdale
Daemon Forge - Winners: Zhaharek and Beachymike123
Battles of the Space Marines - Winners: Carrack, Warsmith Aznable and Tipper
Cult Leader - Winner: Zhaharek
Familiar - Winner: Kierdale
Nemesis of Chaos II - Winners: TDF and Conn Eremon
Ruination - Winner: Carrack
Chaos Sidekick - Winner: Warsmith Aznable
Chaos Skirmish - Tactical Squads - Winner: Kierdale
Interview With A Warpsmith - Winner: Carrack
ETL Background (care of Carrack) - Winner: Kierdale
Lair of the gods - Winner: Scourged
Signature Tactics - Winners: Scourged and Majorbookworm
Berserkers of every creed - Winner: none.
Chaos Geneseed - Winner: Warsmith Aznable
Tales of... ...Chaos Glory - Winner: Warsmith Aznable
A Stolen Relic - Winner: Beachymike123
Summoning - Winner: Warsmith Aznable
Treadheads - Winner: Scourged
The Primordial Annihilator versus...the Greater Good - Winner: Warsmith Aznable
Replenishments New Meat - Winner: Scourged
Chaos Halloween Horror - Winner: Dammeron, Scourged, Zhaharek and Teetengee
Interview with a dark apostle - Winner: Carrack
Chaos Power Armour - Winner: Scourged
Tales of Hubris - Winner: Teetengee
Chaos Titans - Winner: Scourged and Teetengee
Chaos Icons - Winners: MaliGn, Teetengee, Carrack and Scourged.
Bonus Challenge: Chaos Objectives - Winner: Carrack
While each topic will close (with respect to who can win the medal for that theme) after a set period, members who find themselves inspired to write about previous themes are most welcome to post these as and when they can, but I ask that you please title your entry accordingly (e.g. “Chaos Warship”).
Now, to kick off Inspiration Friday once more:
Interview with a Warpsmith
"Shackle the soul and forge the flesh. Bind the machine and butcher the rest.” - Codex Chaos Space Marines
We have had Interview with a Chaos Lord and Interview with a Chaos Sorcerer. I now ask you to turn your attention to the technological wizards of your war bands (be they warpsmiths, traitor techmarines, Dark Mechanicus enginseers/Magos, etc.) and tell us all about them. When and how they fell, how they reacted to no longer being shackled to the doctrine of Mars, and how they cope with being cut off from the supplies they once had. What fell new technologies they devised in their curious lairs. How they view (and are viewed by) their comrades and how they view the daemons the incorporate into their infernal contraptions. Their successes, their goals and their failings.
And if you have images (be they of minis or art) by all means post these too.
Please have your entries in by Friday the 10th of July.