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Inspiration Friday 2016: Thousand Sons (until 1/13)

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In the end, despite the length, I have to cast my vote to Scourged. I was held in rapt attention reading that, largely thanks to the rather varied characters and their personalities. Mind-rats was a nice touch too.


 My company inform me that their new primaris brother just don't fit in the safety harnesses. And the Chaplain won't let us ride unless we buckle up.


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I'll have to save a fair few pennies before I can build that.

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I thank you for your entries in Fallen Knight over the last week.
Well, there was only Carrack's and my own, which is a bit disappointing but I presume you're all busy painting for the ETL. In which case I'll excuse you ;)
Part of me is tempted to give more time during the ETL -2 week IFs- but we usually get mammoth entries in those cases which, while usually of excellent quality, do mean a lot of reading for the judge.
So, I'm not going to extend this one. But I will in the future set a Chaos Superheavies IF so we can get more knights in.

I hereby close that topic for the purposes of rewards (though, as always, if you have more tales to tell feel free to post them at any time. I would certainly like to read about more fallen knights!).





And here begins our seventeeth challenge of Inspirational Friday 2016:

The Architect of Fate

The Changer of the Ways, the Master of Fortune, the Great Conspirator...Tzeentch goes by many names. Myriad are his schemes and plans. Tell us this week of a tale of Tzeentch: the god himself, his daemons or his pawns and those who willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or unknowingly dance upon strings held by him.


Inspirational Friday: Architect of Fate runs until the 10th of June.



Let us be inspired.



And who shall judge this new challenge? That decision lies with our current judge: Scourged. And to the victor chosen by Scourged/b], step forward and claim your Octed Amulet:

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...unless [b]Scourged
wishes to call a No Contest, in which he would end up judging Architect of Fate...which might actually be quite fitting... :D

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I'd like to see Scourged judge this next one myself, going by his writing, I think he'll have a good eye for it. If not Kierdale should judge, his story is better than mine this week, in my own opinion, and I'm not overly critical of my own work. It's up to Scourged, of course.

I think the knight topic, which I found intriguing, ended up like the Titan topic a while back, more difficult to write about because of the lack of established background, and the topic screams out for writing epic enough to do knights and Titans justice.

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I had some ideas but starting a KDK army distracted me, and spending my time reading/working didn't leave much time for writing.

 

EDIT: I may write something for this Tzeentch week but I'm mentally on a Khorne kick so I may not get around to it (just as planned).


Edited by Fulkes, 04 June 2016 - 10:40 PM.

 My company inform me that their new primaris brother just don't fit in the safety harnesses. And the Chaplain won't let us ride unless we buckle up.


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All is lost
Cyrion stood there long had it been since he had joined the Black Legion. He of course remembered his past, he had been a sorceror of the Thousand Sons. He chuckled remembering how his legion believed that they were the Masters of the Warp when infact the great changer had been the master of them. He remembered when he had worn the Crimson plate of his legion before the rubicae and how afterwards it changed to blue and gold in honour of their new master, while the majority of the coven who had sided with Ahriman to do the rubicae had refused to submit to the great changer he had unknowingly to then accepted the Lord of Fate as his master.

It had not surprised him when the Rubicae went wrong and it certainly did not surprise him when they had been exiled from the planet of the sorcerors. He still remembered the fury which Magnus mustered at remembering what they had done to his legion, fury that while at the time scared him but now didn't. For Magnus was a fool still believing himself to be the master when he was nothing more than a servant.

He remembered how he and his rubicae had travelled around the eye for what felt like Millennia fighting wars which had no clear purpose , landing on worlds only to find after taking a few steps that he had never left his ship. For a man who had not willingly accepted the lord of magic as their master it would have been broken him mentally however he would not allow such a thing to break him . he would master powers that even Ahriman himself could not comprehend and he would have his revenge on the exiled renegade, but how to do it for while his Throng of Rubicae was powerful he knew Ahriman wouldn't be stupid enough to travel around the Eye without a force strong enough to withstand even his assault.

It was then that he found the Black Legion and almost immediately pledged his allegiance, he did not know just how much of his plan the war master knew but if he was honest he did not care for all was lost and he would get it back.

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Hello. I'm back. Well, I would have been back yesterday, but a tropical storm decided to rip through my part of Florida at the exact time my plane landed and I had to drive home. But on to more pressing matters...

 

I think I'll take the suggestion from our fearless leader and call it a No Contest ruling, rather than a win by default. I'll still read through them both and give some feedback, though. Besides, I am hardly about to turn down a chance to judge a week of Tzeentchy stories. Bring 'em on, folks.


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I thank you for your entries in The Architect of Fate over the last week.
There were only three, but some nice pieces. smile.png
I hereby close that topic for the purposes of rewards (though, as always, if you have more tales to tell feel free to post them at any time).


And here begins our eighteenth challenge of Inspirational Friday 2016:
Chaos Flyers
Heldrakes, Hell Blades, Hell Talons, Harbinger super heavy bombers, Thunderhawk gunships...Storm Talons, Hawks, Eagles, Ravens and Birds...Fire Raptors, Storm Ravens...many are the aerospace craft used by renegade and traitor astartes. Then there are the Valkyries and Vendettas, the Vultures of the traitor guard regiments and the Lightnings, Thunderbolts, Marauders and more of fallen Navy units.
This week tell us about a heldrake (or counts-as) or a Chaos pilot/crew and their flyer.

Inspirational Friday: Chaos Flyers runs until the 24th of June.

Let us be inspired.

And who shall judge this new challenge? That decision lies with our current judge: Scourged. And to the victor chosen by [b]Scourged/b], step forward and claim your Octed Amulet:
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No FMC this time around right?


My Chaos WIP Thread (Bigger Pics and Foul Xenos offsite) Hall of Honour, My Storm Reavers (DIY SM Chapter) Story, My Chaos 7.5 Homebrew Codex Thread
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'm not dead, and I like 8th better than 7th.


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FMCs would be...daemon princes, Bloodthirsters and Lords of Change?
Not this time :)
We did DPs, and eventually I plan to do each greater daemon in turn.

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FMCs would be...daemon princes, Bloodthirsters and Lords of Change?
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We did DPs, and eventually I plan to do each greater daemon in turn.

I was thinking of a daemonprince/dragon counts as helldrake, actually, but fluffwise it is most certainly not a vehicle.


My Chaos WIP Thread (Bigger Pics and Foul Xenos offsite) Hall of Honour, My Storm Reavers (DIY SM Chapter) Story, My Chaos 7.5 Homebrew Codex Thread
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'm not dead, and I like 8th better than 7th.


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FMCs would be...daemon princes, Bloodthirsters and Lords of Change?
Not this time :)
We did DPs, and eventually I plan to do each greater daemon in turn.

I was thinking of a daemonprince/dragon counts as helldrake, actually, but fluffwise it is most certainly not a vehicle.

If it counts as a heldrake then it's fine :tu:
Sounds very interesting in fact.

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Gather 'round, my devoted children, and heed the judgments that come from the True Master. I, Scourged, shall be the emissary of his words. Each of you three presented your offerings to the divine incantations blessing the Weaver of Fate. His will poured through your minds and hands, granting life to symbols and words upon the page. It is through your actions that the cogs powering the Great Game continue, and for this the Architect of Fate thanks you.

 

Three submissions came forward, and each delivered in their own way. The Changer of Ways is not, nor has ever been, a static entity; he shifts and twists Himself as is necessary for His elaborate machinations. But though He is so nebulous to us all, there are always common threads within the galactic tapestry that weave through His most loyal of servants. Between you three, these threads have shown themselves to those with the eyes to see them. Lucky for you all, I have just those very eyes.

 

HUBRIS: Knowledge and confidence oft grow part in parcel. The more one knows, the stronger one becomes. All those who serve (knowingly or otherwise) the Lord of Entropy are swollen with a self-confidence that quickly bleeds into excessive pride. The offering presented by Thedarkprincesnun gifted us all with a lesson in such hubris. The Sorcerer Cyrion, despite having endured countless setbacks and failures since the days loyally serving the Cyclops, still effervessed with the hubris to know he would usurp any whom dared believe they held power over the sorcerer. Well done.

 

SORCERY: The lessons of the first offering carried into that of the second, and added so much more. I would have felt so very disappointed had no one dipped their quill into the rainbow ink that is magicks and sorceries, but thankfully Carrack provided. Is there anything more befitting the God of Sorcery than forbidden rites and ceremonies, cast by occult figures in obfuscating robes, casting sigils and symbols of ancient and archaic tongues known by no innocent mortals? None have a greater connection to the mystical attributes of the Immaterium than the servants of the Weaver of Destiny, and we saw that connection in this particular offering. Special points are awarded for the unnatural physiology of the Specialist, and adherence to the Sacred Number.

 

SCHEMING: As before, the lessons of the prior helped construct the third and final offering. Kierdale presented an oft taken perspective: the unwilling servant. And that is quite a favorite perspective for a good reasons, as there is little else that encapsulates the endlessly scheming nature of the Great Conspirator. A man or woman meticulously works and plans, circumventing all failures with endless contingencies, to achieve their goal. Yet, as they arrive they find that they were not the champion but instead another pawn. Your plans were never your own, mortal. Once more, adherence to the Sacred Number is always a delight to read.

 

But finally, there was the quintessential tenet found within all of your offerings: HOPE. Each of you explored, in subtle ways, the ultimate motivation for us all. Cyrion hoped that he would finally rise above Ahriman and all others with his Rubricae. Licklespit hoped to properly serve his real, daemonic master while undetected by Lythane. And Gamia hoped he would have the resolve to collect the three pieces of the artefact to protect others, or to help himself...

 

Only one of you may win, however. So a decision must be made. So, on behalf of the Changer of Ways, the God of Intrigue, the Architect of Fate, and the True Master I have selected Carrack as our victor. The choice was not easy, however. Not at all. But from the three offerings presented, Meeting was the story that I felt contained the richest depth of material reflecting our topic. All the Threads of Tzeentch that constantly pour through my mind and flow through my fingers could be found within Meeting. Enjoy your prize while you can, Lord Carrack, because it will not be long before the Winds of the Warp change their direction and seek to take from you that which you've earned.


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And now, allow me to kick off this week's topic. Enjoy Superiority.

 

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Here is my entry for Chaos flyers, for my counts-as Heldrakes. I'll link a picture of the model later because I'm at work and have already goofed off too long writing this...

 

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The Iron Hounds (CSM) project log here & IA here. | Our Martyred Lady (SoB) project log here  | Lamenters (BA) WIP thread here.

Index of Inspiration Friday entries here.

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Cernunos raised its head to the sky and bellowed it's rage. All around it members of its 17th wild hunt were being gunned down by the irritating wasps the man-things called Vendettas. While Cernunos itself shrugged off the majority of the firepower sent its way it found the loss of it's faithful, those who had served Cernunos ever since it's first wild hunt, to be particularly rage inducing. Bellowing a cry that pushed the nearby man things to their feet Cernunos gave the cry for it's own aerial support to engage the battlefield. 

 

A scaly eyelid slowly blinked once, twice, three times, before snapping open. Feargahl felt the summons of the daemon prince Cernunos, calling it to honour it's ancient pact. Feargahl shook himself slowly, his long sinuous scaled body whiplashing in anticipation before unfolding his wings and with a lazy beat, taking to the skies. 

 

Leading Aircraftman Johnson swore into his vox, the expletive venting the frustration his Vendetta wing was feeling as the daemon prince, looking like a man with a stag’s head, continued its pace, un-slowed by the munitions being rained upon it. The wing after extensive efforts were now certain they couldn’t hurt the beast, which continued to move across the open plains with the gait of an experienced hunter. Instead the wing began to fire upon it’s minions. Some daemon, capering about with animalistic glee, some human running forward, primitive blue woad dyed to their exposed flesh, some were some kind of throne-forsaken hybrid of the two, with the appearance of satyrs and fauns. The only joy Johnson experienced was that cutting down the foul daemons minions seemed to anger it greatly. However his joy was short-lived as a shape rapidly approached on the Vendetta’s radar

 

Feargahl roared a battle cry in a tongue so ancient even the Eldar would not recognise it. He swooped upon the backmost Vendetta and released a spurt of flames from his stomach, liquefying the engines and sending it crashing to the ground. The two other Vendettas quickly banked and rolled, spinning and peeling off in opposite directions, attempting to break contact with the ancient beast their presence had angered. Feargahl decided to toy with his prey and let them have their fun. Seemingly oblivious to the second Vendetta Feargahl chased the first one until he felt the second one lining up behind him. Just as it opened fire he snapped his wings to his body and dropped through the air, as the Vendetta in front of him was destroyed by a burst of friendly fire from behind Feargahl felt a deep satisfaction.

 

Leading Aircraftman Johnson finished his minute long tirade of swearwords as the wreckage of the other Vendetta hit the ground below. He watched in helpless rage as the beast, describable only as a dragon from Terran tales of old pulled out of its rapid decent and rose to face the Vendetta head on. The creature seemed to be mocking him. “Pour all your fire onto that sonovabitch RIGHT NOW” Johnson yelled, yet as the gunners began to open fire the dragon had flown straight upwards, spiralling as it did so. Johnson gripped the controls hard, pushing the Vendetta into a vertical climb in an attempt to catch up to the beast and make it pay. In his fury though Johnson was too late to realise the creature had arced and was now flying directly towards the Vendetta. Flames licked at its mouth as it prepared to incinerate it’s vulnerable target. “FIRE!” Yelled Johnson, his last command before his Vendetta was utterly incinerated. However even as the crew met their fate, one of the gunners managed to line up and fire off a shot, hitting Feargahl in the eye and causing him to roar in pain, losing control of its flight and crashing to the ground below

 

Cernunos approached the fallen dragon. “The debt is paid” it rumbled. Feargahl just lifted it’s head too stare with it’s good eye at the prince. The prince walked closer and whispered to Feargahl before it drifted into unconsciousness “If you join me, I’ll see you healed, I’ll see you made better” 

 

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The Archangels: Scions of Sanguinious striving for perfection

 

The Impure: Not even the transhuman physiology of the Space Marines can save you from the zombie plague

 

The Silent Laughter: The road to damnation is paved with the best intentions 

 

 

 

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Absolutely fantastic story Carrack thanks.gif 


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Thanks! I wasn't sure if the first person narrative would be too confusing.

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It works perfectly!

The interaction between the pilot, the daemons and the fighter is sublime, it captures exactly how I imagined it would be for an unfortunate pilot trapped within a Heldrake.

 

This sums it up perfectly:

 

"These troops are followers of a different god than the daemons in my fighter. Sangre wants to burn them, but I give him no power to do so. He burns me instead, with the heat from his fiery sword. I endure the pain for the sake of warriors who have ignored my entrapment. Once, they were my brothers. "

 

I've enjoyed all of the stories from this thread, but this is my favourite by far. 

I salute you brother!


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Blight.

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I thank you for your many excellent entries in Chaos Flyers over the last two weeks. I must admit I have not yet read them all but look forward to doing so smile.png
I'm posting this a little early as I will be busy tomorrow, however there may still be some entries to come, so IF: Chaos Flyers is not closed until ten hours from the time of this message's posting. After that it will be closed for the purposes of rewards (though, as always, if you have more tales to tell feel free to post them at any time).


Here begins our nineteenth challenge of Inspirational Friday 2016:
Schism
The White Scars found their ranks divided early in the Heresy, there were Iron Warriors who refused to follow Perturabo and there are always those who – perhaps foolishly – hold fast to ideals which brethren have since trodden into the dirt while choosing to embrace higher powers. There are those who hear the call of deities other than, and perhaps even rival to, that which the legion or warband follows.
Tell us this week a tale of these individuals who opposed their legion or chapter’s fall or those who are drawn to gods other than those of the majority. Tell us of their loyalty, their struggles and their fates. Are they accepted, exploited...or expunged?

Inspirational Friday: Schism runs until the 8st of July.

Let us be inspired.

And who shall judge this new challenge? That decision lies with our current judge: Carrack. And to the victor chosen by Carrack, step forward and claim your Octed Amulet:
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