Thanks to all those who submitted entries on the subject of CSM power armour.
MaliGn gave us The Armourer, telling us of The Host’s victorious return to Sicarus and the penitent journey of several Astartes to the Malefactorum and its master: the fearsome Armourer. This malefic smith binds the armour he works upon, binds it to the wearer permanently; working daemons into its very fiber. Daemons the Armourer can call upon the loyalty of, should the need arise...
Armour of the Evil Giants was Carrack’s entry this week, following a squad of legionnaires as they investigated attacks upon settlements, while watched by a survivor of one of these attacks, who studied the armour of these black-clad giants of legend.
I gave you a sniper’s eye view of one of my noise marine champions during the Psychopomps’ assault on the Eldar maiden world of Viarphia, his aim wandering over the various parts and decorations of the Enemy’s armour. And I moved along the Psychopomp’s timeline just a little past the assault’s climax...
Scourged, there’s nothing wrong with self-referential pieces. Almost all of mine and Carrack’s are detailing the same warbands and often refer to earlier entries.
In Legacy he told us the history of each single part of Scindus’ armour as it was taken out from the fleshmetal walls of his arming chamber and put on him.
Teetengee gave us The Hollowed, a curious tale of haunted(?) armour, blessed by Grandfather Nurgle itself it appears. A revenant warrior protected by a cloud of flies.
I particularly liked the writer mentioning that if they could not awaken the marine then they would separate his body and use the parts as relics!
Step forward Scourged and claim your reward!
I’m awarding it to Scourged this week as he really went into detail about the different parts of Scindus’ armour and its history.
An honourable mention to Teetengee as I really liked your piece too. That the armour was not the typical heavily-corrupted type we usually associate with Nurgle was most refreshing. But I wanted more! To hear more about it and what the marine had done, a short delve into origins, even if just the supposition of an Ordo Malleus follow up perhaps.
And here begins our next challenge...
Tales of Hubris
Following on from Tales of Glory, this week’s theme is Hubris.
Described in the modern context as extreme pride or self-confidence and in its ancient Greek context as violent and excessive behavior rather than an attitude. It was hubris which caused the downfall the biblical Lucifer in Milton’s Paradise Lost and in the 40k universe the Crimson King, Magnus of the Thousand Sons and his legion, and no doubt countless others over the millennia since.
No matter what form of this vice you choose to depict, and whether it is the curse of the antagonists or protagonists of your piece, please submit your entries by November 27th.
You have one week.
Let us be inspired...
P.S. The bonus Challenge is still in the works. When it happens, it happens.