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Icarion Insurrection

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Civil War Divides the Galaxy


The Great Crusade is torn in two, and the Emperor's glorious vision of a united Mankind lies in tatters. Icarion, once the Emperor's most beloved son, has turned against his father and seeks to usurp him. With nine of his brother Primarchs at his side, his forces savage those loyal to Terra. The Space Marine Legions, the greatest warriors ever known to Mankind, are set against one another. 

This split runs right through the Imperium, with every force from the mortal soldiers of the Imperial Army to the Mechanicus’ god-machine Titans dragged into this new war. Thousands of worlds are already war zones. None can avoid being drawn into the conflict. Nor can any be sure of victory.

In a day of terrible ambushes, Icarion has crippled several Legions and caused the death of Daer’dd, one of the Emperor's most loyal sons. Now, the Warmaster Alexandros struggles to hold back the tide as Icarion seeks to wrest control of the Imperium from the Emperor Himself. The Loyalists face massive odds with courage and resolve, but are forced to fight without their liege lord.

The Emperor is confined to Terra, fighting to keep the planet free from the grip of his most terrible enemies, primordial beings who regard Mankind with infinite malice. As the Galaxy burns, Dark Gods laugh and wait for their opportunity. Should the Loyalists fail, damnation awaits.

Enlightenment and knowledge have been cast aside in the battle for supremacy.

The Age of Insurrection has begun.

 


The Galaxy is Fire and Blood

Forced to reach out to xenos in the search for allies, the Imperial Warmaster has stalled the advance of the Insurrectionists. Ancient, alien technologies are now brought to bear on their enemies, wreaking devastation on one battlefield after another. However, while the Imperium has withstood the tensions that such cooperation brings, a new horror rises to assail the loyalists.

Alexos Travier has swayed Icarion, pretender to the Throne of Terra, to the service of Chaos. Even as the Stormlord’s followers are splintered, the favour of the Dark Gods has gifted him terrible power. Across the Galaxy, the Loyalists under Alexandros find themselves weakening against the tide of the Insurrectionists as the awful forces of the Warp empower their new servants. After decades of war, the Insurrection has reached a new, apocalyptic zenith.

The borders between the two empires are marked by thousands of ravaged worlds, but now the Insurrectionists surge over the scorched lines, bringing fresh horror to the Imperium.

Secessionists under Kozja Darzalas and the Jade General flee from the insanity Travier has brought about, but Icarion's forces remain strong and are now bolstered by the denizens of the Warp. Even Space Marines, once among humanity's greatest heroes, pledge themselves to Chaos and are shaped into abominations by the aether. The “Reformists” fear the destruction that Icarion might visit upon them and turn to gene-manipulation, hoping to create an army that can best the Stormlord's Legions, even as the Warmaster struggles to return them to the fold of the Imperium.

Alexandros and his remaining brothers fight desperately to keep these dreadful hordes from attacking the Throneworld, where the Emperor continues his decades of struggle to keep the Warp from consuming Terra itself. The noble Legiones Astartes have lost hundreds of thousands of warriors, to say nothing of the billions of mortal warriors who have died. Every hour, more lives are given to holding the line.

As the Emperor's greatest foes reveal themselves, the choice could not be more stark. Either the Warmaster and his allies prevail, or Mankind shall be engulfed by the tide of blood and madness. 

 

 

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Message to Hobbyists

 

Greetings, and welcome to the Brotherhood of the Lost. As many of you know, of the original twenty legions to serve the Emperor in the Great Crusade, two have never been explained or explored, instead referred to the Lost Legions. Not content to leave a void in this intricate universe, many hobbyists have crafted their own legions with imagination and creativity. Other talented writers and dreamers went a step further and crafted entirely new Heresies, such as the famed Dornian Heresy. Which brings us to this project, which started with this question: "What if the canon legions were replaced by lost legion projects?"

Here we are, seven months later, with 18 new legions that have led to a new conflict: the Icarion Insurrection. While many things have parallels to the canon, such as the infiltration of Chaos and the fall of the greatest Primarch, many differences have emerged. No longer is this a two-sided conflict lasting only seven years, but a multi-front war between several different factions lasting decades. 

As far as we have gotten, halfway through completing our first book, there is still much more to go through. More importantly, while we have a solid crew who brings together their own unique skills and talents, we lack good artists. So, we would like to extend an invitation to anyone with an artistic expertise to join us and be a part of one of the most ambitious 30k fan projects on the Internet. Not only do we invite artists, but also writers. There's so much new potential and territory to cover, that our own efforts have only reached over a small percentage of it. Lastly, we invite everyone to come by and simply enjoy our hard work at establishing a new universe and all of the surprises within.

The project is located in a sub-forum on the Bolter and Chainsword website (http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/). If anyone isn't a member, to join, one must ask one of the administrators to create an account. 


Sincerely,
simison, Project Leader
Grifftofer, PDF expert
Sigismund229, writer
MikhalLeNoir, founding member 
Raktra, founding member
Athrawes, founding member
Big Bad Squig, founding member
Skalpynock, founding member
Demus Ragnok, founding member 
AlphariusOmegon108, founding member
Slipstreams, founding member
Chief Captain Redd, founding member
Hesh Kadesh, rule master
bluntblade, writer
Kelborn, member
SanguiniusReborn, member
Lord Thorn, member

Drakzilla, artist

TheBlindPrimarch, member

Talonair, member

Apothecary Meros, member

 

Former, but never forgotten brothers:

 

Praefectus Invictus, founding member; lord of the Stygian Jackals

depthcharge12, founding member; lord of the Ghost Walkers

 

The Legions

 

BotL The Legions

 

The Harbingers

Numeration: The Ist Legion

Primogenitor: Icarion the Stormlord

Cognomen (Prior): The Lighting Bearers

Allegiance: Traitoris Maximus

 

The greatest of the Emperor's Space Marine Legions, the Harbingers were once the standard by which all Legions were judged by. Led by the Emperor's favoured son, Icarion guided his Legion to uncountable honours and glories with his mastery of divination. Although a Legion of psykers, the Lightning Bearers were viewed as heroes throughout the Imperium as they battled their enemies with prescient grace and wisdom. Now, they epitomize the face of betrayal. Re-naming his Legion from the Lightning Bearers to the Harbingers, Icarion has declared the Emperor to be a tyrant hiding a darker nature and intends to free the galaxy from his rule, uniting ten Legions to his banner. 

 

Space Wolves

Numeration: The IInd Legion

Primogenitor: Leman Russ

Cognomen (Prior): None

Allegiance: Fidelitas Sine Recursu

 

Wearing cloaks of wolf pelts and barbaric ferocity, the Space Wolves were amongst the fiercest warriors to serve in the Great Crusade. Nicknamed the 'Executioners', they were the Emperor's judgement given form. Their loyalty was shaped into a bloody axe that cut down all who dared to oppose the Emperor, whether xeno, mutant, or human. The IInd Legion was composed of a tribe of warriors, ever hungry for battle to add to their own growing sagas. Alas, the Wolf King and his cubs would never see the end of the Great Crusade when disaster necessitated erasure...

 

Crimson Lions

Numeration: The IIIrd Legion

Primogenitor: Hectarion Mycenor

Cognomen (Prior): The Blood Wolves

Allegiance: Fidelitas Sine Recursu

 

Warriors of rage yet of shields, the Crimson Lions stand tall among their cousins, both literally and metaphorically. For when the Crimson Lions appear on the battlefield, it is always with a roar, always advancing behind their shield walls. Yet, within their Primarch's empire of Mycenae, the Crimson Lions have shown the discipline and patience necessary for administration. Each Crimson Lion marches forward into battle with the history of his service on his skin as they add tattoos to represent their growing records of service with their veterans covered from head to toe in red pictograms. At the head of this legion of clans is Hectarion, a Primarch of warrior's prowess and berserker's rage. That very rage would become a temptation as their enemies sought to use it against them. 

 

Void Eagles

Numeration: The IVth Legion

Primogenitor: Yucahu Sumakutaa the Star Born

Cognomen (Prior): The Morning Stars

Allegiance: Fidelitas Constantus

 

Prowling through the deep reaches of space, the Void Eagles wage war from the heavens above. Adhering strictly to the Principia Bellicosa, Yucahu cares not for high-minded ideals that guide his more noble brothers, nor for the thrill of battle that tempts his more bestial brothers, all that guides him is the mission set forth by the Emperor: to prosecute war in the name of the Imperium. Above all else, the Void Eagles are a pragmatic lot, divided into Great Fleets. Sailing through the Warp, this fleet-based Legion now turns their ship guns on their errant brothers as they show the Traitors who the true masters of void warfare are. 

 

Halcyon Wardens

Numeration: The Vth Legion

Primogenitor: Alexandros the Warmaster

Cognomen (Prior): Storm Riders

Allegiance: Fidelitas Totalis

 

The defenders of the Imperium, the Halcyon Wardens serve as one of the most noble of Legions. Always seeking to protect the common man, the Wardens often place themselves between their charges and danger, forming a living wall to push back the threats to Mankind. Leading them is none of other than the Warmaster, Alexandros. Chosen to finish the Great Crusade in the Emperor's stead, Alexandros has guided the Imperium for these last four decades with wisdom and honour. Alas, Alexandros and the Halcyon Wardens must now call forth their every skill, for now they must defend the Imperium from their own kin. 

 

Iron Bears

Numeration: The VIth Legion

Primogenitor: Daer'dd Niimkiika

Cognomen (Prior): The Sixth, The Giants

Allegiance: Fidelitas Totalis

 

Where Space Marines stand tall, the Iron Bears stand taller. A byproduct of their gene-seed, along with their lengthened implantation process, the Iron Bears are transformed into giants always standing twenty to thirty centimetre higher than their cousins, their physical statures enhanced by their good-natured bravado. A legion of mechanics, the Iron Bears are infamous for their habit of tinkering with their war machines, adding new or unusual features to their mechanical beasts. Together, the Iron Bears and their oversized fleet of heavy tanks, form a steel tide that washes over their enemies. Daer'dd, tallest of the Primarchs, leads the legion with his arsenal of warhawks, a figure larger than life on and off the battlefield. In the end, the Iron Bears will be tested to the limit by the tragedy of the Insurrection, as they will suffer one of the greatest losses a legion can suffer.

 

The Berserkers of Uran

Numeration: The VIIth Legion
Primogenitor: Raktra Akarro
Congnomen (Prior): Eden's Shepherds
Allegiance: Traitoris Perdita

 

Even prior to the onset of the Insurrection, the Berserkers were a divisive and hateful assembly. The battle-axe of the Crusade, the Berserkers' combination of massed assaults at near-legion strength and absolute ignorance of the concept of "collateral damage" made even members of their own Legion hate them. Members of the Legion's pre-reunification forces, named Eden's Shepherds, split from Raktra's rule many years prior to the Berserker's betrayal of the Imperium. This in itself put the Berserkers on the very edge of Imperial tolerance, but the public execution of their appointed Chaplains and participation in Icarion's assaults against Imperial worlds forced the Warmaster himself to demand their destruction. Few foes are more dangerous than the Legions, and fewer still more than a Legion that can see every last weakness you possess.

 

Godslayers

Numeration: The VIIIth Legion
Primogenitor: Koschei Kharkovic
Cognomen (Prior): None
Allegiance: Traitoris Perdita

 

Few legions have begun so brightly, only to fall to such disgusting depths. The Godslayers were once counted among the most faithful of legions, eager to embrace the lost colonies of Mankind in fellowship, while brutally destroying their enemies. Although they share many similar traits to their Pariah cousins, the true name of the Godslayers is that they are a particular breed of psykers, known as Warp Suppressants. Incapable of manifesting any power or spell, the Godslayers have a unique power to nullify the sorcery of warp-craft. Thus, the Godslayers have fought many such foul magicks threatening the common Man, commanded by their idealistic Primarch, Koschei. In the end, it would not prevent their damnation.

 

Warbringers

Numeration: The IXth Legion
Primogenitor: Kozja Darzalas
Cognomen (Prior): Steel Guard, "Stalwart Ninth"
Allegiance: Socius Sollicitus

 

Space Marines convinced of their own superiority over the common Man, the Warbringers see their responsibility as greater than simple weapons of war. Instead, they believe they represent the first step above, and that they must guide humanity in both war and peace. Built on top of this inherent sense of superiority is a war record filled with battlefield honours and glories to impress even the highest ranks of nobility. When the Warbringers go to war, it is rarely alone as they are often supported by the Imperial Army and auxiliary units. Always, the Warbringers command their lessers as they advance toward the enemy. It is this legion that would earn the Emperor's judgement at Baal for their forbidden work in genetics. It would be this legion that would side with Icarion only for their road to take an unexpected turn deep in the Insurrection.

 

Fire Keepers

Numeration: The Xth Legion
Primogenitor: Niklaas
Cognomen (Prior): None
Allegiance: Fidelitas Constantus

 

The Fire Keepers are the renowned siege specialists among the Legions. No keep nor stronghold has ever withstood the methodical discipline of the Fire Keepers, while their own redoubts are some of the strongest fortresses throughout the galaxy. This unrelenting discipline does not hide the heart of artisans. Many intricate weapons of war were created in the shops of the Fire Keepers. Although loyal to the Imperium, the relationship between the legion and the Emperor has always been a mixed one. For though the Fire Keepers have fought with duty and honour throughout the Great Crusade, like their gene-sire, Niklaas, they distrust the witch and the psyker. To be a Fire Keeper psyker is to be condemned to a life of suspicion and confinement. The Insurrection would provide the spark that would temper the Fire Keepers in the forge of war.

 

Thousand Sons

Numeration: The XIth Legion
Primogenitor: Magnus
Cognomen (Prior): None
Allegiance: Fidelitas Constantus

 

A legion of powerful psykers, it would be that same power that would doom them to oblivion. Before their destruction, they had served in the Unification Wars with the same dedication and exemplary service as the rest of the Legions. Their fate changed when the Thousand Sons developed widespread use of psychic disciplines. For a brief, shining moment, the Thousand Sons wielded their ethereal powers against the enemies of the Imperium in glorious display. Much like ancient Ikaris, the Legion enjoyed their time of ascension only to fall into the abyss. Inflicted with a horrific, flesh-change, it seemed to be their doom to wait in the reserves of the Legiones Astartes and merely watch while their cousins scored victory after victory for Mankind. Hope returned to them with the discovery of their Primarch, the One-Eyed King Magnus. Magnus would prove to be a false hope, for Prospero would be their tomb. 

 

Wardens of Light

Numeration: The XIIth Legion
Primogenitor: Gwalchavad
Cognomen (Prior): Apostles of War
Allegiance: Fidelitas Tenebrae

 

The Wardens of Light represent an exotic arm of the Legiones Astartes. For every Warden is a Pariah of varying strength, whose powers are contained by a masque capable of restraining their nature. With this tool, the Wardens of Light have turned their natures into a surgical weapon, emulating their ways of war. Moving with expert precision, the Wardens of Light seek to overwhelm their enemies with unearthly skill as they initiate complex military maneuvers to strike their enemies from several angles, collapsing the enemy's resistance. With an unusual streak of pacifism, Gwalchavad is a forgiving soul, attempting to integrate the lost colonies of Man as bloodlessly as possible. Fate, in turn, would not spare this idealistic soul from the cruelty of a brother's dagger. 

 

Eagle Warriors

Numeration: The XIIIth Legion
Primogenitor: Alexos Travier
Cognomen (Prior): None
Allegiance: Traitoris Maximus

 

Damned above all other Legions, the history of the Eagle Warriors is a dark chapter among the famed Legiones Astartes. Blood and sacrifice are the twin desires of the XIIIth, as they throw costly armoured assaults at their enemies. These first assaults are merely a distraction as they reduce defenses before the final blow is struck in the form of a rapid strike of jetbikes, fast vehicles, and beasts of war. Military efficiency is no virtue to the Eagle Warriors, who do everything they can to sate the bloodlust of their Primarch. Alexos was a Primarch marked by rumours as a failed son of the Emperor before he would enact the Serpent Lodges, supposed places of warrior equality but tainted with whispers of grisly rituals. On the Day of Revelation, the Eagle Warriors' would reveal the full extent of their inhumanity to the galaxy. 

 

Dune Serpents

Numeration: The XIVth Legion
Primogenitor: Azus Bahmut
Cognomen (Prior): None
Allegiance: Fidelitas Scindere

 

Illusive and cunning, the Dune Serpents reveal themselves to their enemies only when they choose to. Before that point, enemy armies suffer sabotage as their communications are jammed, their officers go missing in the night, and their supplies are poisoned. It is only well after the Dune Serpents' venom has worked its way through the veins of their enemy do they finally strike from afar. For Azus, the Ghost of the Sands, views close-combat as a wasteful, vainglory endeavour. The only Primarch to wield an archeotech sniper rifle, Azus would have every opponent dead several kilometres from his lines, ideally without ever knowing his position. The Insurrection would prove to be one of only two instances in which the Mad King and his Serpents would be caught off-guard and suffer for their ignorance. 

 

Grave Stalkers

Numeration: The XVth Legion
Primogenitor: K'awil Pakal
Cognomen (Prior): None
Allegiance: Traitoris Perdita

 

Appearing as wraiths of Old Night, this small legion of Pariahs use fear as their chosen weapon. Numbering the smallest of all legions due to unstable gene-seed, the Grave Stalkers make up for their lack of numbers by destroying the enemy's morale long before the battle is joined. Atrocities cling to the Grave Stalkers as they prosecute compliance as both soldier and civilian soon feel the knives of the XVth skinning them as a warning to others. At the head of this isolated army stoops K'awil the Soulless. Spurned by the Imperium due to the unnatural aura possessed by the Primarch and his sons, K'awil fought from the shadow of the grave before he was persuaded by Icarion to side with the Stormlord. 

 

 

The Drowned 

Numeration: The XVIth Legion
Primogenitor: Sorrowsworn Morro
Cognomen (Prior): Laterns in the Darkness
Allegiance: Traitoris Perdita

 

There are few battlegrounds as dangerous as the ones that exist beneath the waves. But there will be no escape for the enemies of the Imperium, not even the depths of an ocean. In this dangerous environment, the Drowned go to war, exterminating strange creatures that few others see. Combat is an elaborate game of cat-and-mouse, where but a single puncture in armour can spell death, even for a Space Marine. This brutal environment has shaped the Drowned and their melancholic Primarch, Morro. With few friends and distrusted by his own sons, Morro is a dark figure who will tread the unthinkable paths during the Insurrection for the sake of his own goals.

 

 

Warriors of Peace

Numeration: The XVIIth Legion
Primogenitor: The Jade General 
Cognomen (Prior): Warrior At Peace
Allegiance: Socius Sollicitus 

 

Warriors who have emptied themselves of emotion before battle, the Warriors of Peace fight not as many but as one. Every marine, every squad, every company is expected to fight as a single unit, operating in perfect coordination with their brethren, drawing strength from one another as they battle in near-total silence. The eerie movements of these Legiones Astartes is further enhanced by their Pariah officers which unsettle enemy combatants to weaken morale. They are commanded by the Jade General, a Primarch who tossed his natural name long ago as he devoted himself to studying Pariahs. Making war with a scholar's mind, the Jade General is an extremely dangerous ,martial artist who slays his foes with only his hands and feet. His and his sons path has always been one of choosing the most logical choice to his strange mind, whether it be loyalty, traitorhood, or something else altogether.

 

Steel Legion
Numeration: The XVIIIth Legion
Primogenitor: Nomus Sardauk
Cognomen (Prior): The Silent Chorus
Alliegiance: Socius Sollicitus
 
An oddity among the Legiones Astartes, the Steel Legion stand apart from their cousins who pursue enhancement of the body, instead seeking to improve their minds by linking themselves together via a neural network that allows a Legionary to share information, images, even memories with a mere thought. Hailing from the remote world of Saepio, the Steel Legion seek not simply to secure Humanity's place in the Galaxy, but to rekindle the embers of Mankind's scientific wisdom for the betterment of all. The argent XVIIIth are led by their brilliant but distant Primarch Nomus Sardauk, a technological genius struggling to reconcile his cyborg nature with his longing to understand the Human condition. Denounced by some as more machine than man, Nomus's idealism and naivety would be manipulated by the Stormborn to trick him and his Legion into betraying those they once called brothers.

 

 

Scions Hospitalier

Numeration: The XIXth Legion
Primogenitor: Pionus Santor
Cognomen (Prior): Stygian Phantoms
Allegiance: Fidelitas Totalis

 

Masters of seas, the Scions Hospitaliers are a welcome sight to any ally of the Emperor. Although the Scions are not the largest legion, their Apothecarion dwarfs all others as they serve at the forefront of Medical Research, seeking ways to mitigate battlefield losses for themselves and their cousins. For life is their highest ideal, as they specialize not just in medicine but also in rapid rescue and retrieval operations. A hard enemy to pin or wear down, the Scions inherent resilience gives them an edge on the battlefield as they are led by the benevolent Pionus. Battling with the trident known as the Leviathan, no foe has overcome Pionus. Yet, the Insurrection will provide the one foe Pionus has never faced: another Primarch.

 

Predators

Numeration: The XXth Legion
Primogenitor: Andezo Sambedi
Cognomen (Prior):  Ebon Blades
Allegiance: Fidelitas Scindere

 

Hailing from the world of Mardum, hidden deep within the Domain of Storms, did the Predators ascend to bring retribution to all of mankinds foes. Known as remarkable hunters, did the tribesmen of Andezo Sambedi follow their own path, which divided them from their brother Legions. If there was a target to chase down, the Predators were called and did not rest until their prey was annihilated. Regardless if their prey was a ruler, a general or an entire civilization, in the end, all would perish through the use of surgical strikes deep within their own lines. All culminating with a final ambush seht by the sons of the Blind Primarch. By making use of fast and precise overwhelming might, did the Predators earn their right as the means by which the Emperor exacted retribution upon his enemies, no matter that they held no such role officially. When the time came to stand against their own brothers, which were led by none other than Icarion, none could say how the Insurrection might turn out for the sons of Mardum: would they be the killing blow, ending this heresy, or would they themselves fall into an unseen trap and face total extinction?

 

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We were brothers on Cthonia, even with our enemies.

He couldn't grimace at the ugly parallel with the fighting here. The Contemptor mask that served as his visage scanned the area impassively, taking in the bodies of his comrades, the Harbingers his sword and claw had eviscerated and the Baneblade he’d reduced to scrap. Around him the warren of streets rang with the sound of isolated, desperate fights. His home world, rendered in fire and metal.

The Battle of the Forge had passed the time for grand strategy and formations long ago. Now squads or individuals fought to find allies and momentary refuge or simply to spill more of the enemy's blood. 
We wrought another Cthonia in just five days.

A gaggle of traitor soldiers sprinted round the corner and screamed when they recognised the dreadnought's colours. By then the great storm bolter had swung up, and seconds later they were a smear on the rockcrete. He headed in the direction his victims had come from. Sure enough, power armoured figures soon appeared, jogging towards him. A second of tension, then a shoulder guard caught the firelight. Iron Bears. True brothers. He stepped out of the shadows, displaying the amethyst hue of his carapace.

Their leader made the sign of the aquila as he drew to a halt. “Hail, venerable brother. Captain Roanoke, 28th Company.”


“Ezekyle Abaddon. What news, captain? The vox has been no use to me the last two days.” Radiation and enemy action had seen to that; he had been fighting alone for thirty hours before his chrono gave out.

“We are to make for the hangars, brother. Command deems the planet too badly damaged to be worth holding. We are ordered to seize all we can take and withdraw.”

Abaddon had fought xenos, mutants and abominable intelligences. He had endured the breaking of his body and the unique trials of existence in a sarcophagus, but the import of Roanoke's words still rocked him. “We are to… retreat?” He grated. Not one step back had been the mantra ever since that last day on Cthonia. “Well, if every other certainty is being overturned, I guess it was only a matter of time. Which way, captain?”

The Warbringers and traitor skitarii who attempted to waylay them died messily, broken and thrown aside as an old warrior vented a kind of rage he had never felt before. The desolate fury of a man who, for the first time in centuries of war, has tasted the ashes of failure.

-----


Even before being interred, Abaddon had never quite belonged as a Halcyon Warden. However much he relished the prospect of a new family after the exile of his youth, he was too choleric to fit in with most of his brothers, and he struggled to adjust to his gene-father’s favoured tactics. The role of adviser which so many of the revered fallen occupied seemed wrong to him, and thus he remained a leader of terminator squads instead. Now those brothers were gone, lost to this treachery.

The Battle of the Forge had plunged him back into his old life, after a fashion. Alone, hunting through the tunnels of debris, fighting vicious battles in the dark, crawling over the dead. Now he could see more of his fellow Loyalists up ahead, assault Troopers flitting from rooftop to rooftop as they set off flares to attract any remaining allies. Transports were loading as the Loyalists prepared to abandon the planet.


-----

The trouble with the flares, of course, was that the Insurrectionists could see them too. Sirens broke out as they reached the hangar, and as they turned to face southeast a booming warhorn sounded. “Titans” spat Roanoke. As if his statement needed confirming, white light suddenly engulfed a tower block about three kilometres away. Through the fire strode a colossus, an Imperator, surrounded by a retinue of smaller Titans and Knight walkers.

“We don't have anything that can even delay that thing,” snarled an assault marine sergeant. 

“Don't be so certain, sergeant.” Abaddon strode over to a stack of munitions. Demolition charges, if he was any judge. “Do your jump packs have any life left in them?”

-----

It was a mad plan, even he was willing to admit that. The upside was that, if he failed, no one would live to speak of it.

The Titans were a few hundred metres out of range when the assault marines opened fire with rocket launchers. As the Titans responded they fired their packs and shot away, pausing only to detonate the charges placed on either side of the concourse. To the Titans it meant little, but their crews were disorientated and their space marine escorts were buried in the rubble.


Now for the mad part. Abaddon burst from cover, storm bolter blazing and missile launcher hurling ordnance as he tore into the leg of the nearest Warhound with his sword. He'd placed himself right among the machines and aimed to cripple any within reach, not destroy them. Hopefully this would give them pause before they opened up with their ranged weapons. The terrain helped, the uneven ground providing a degree of cover and obstructing his attackers. Above him the Imperator turned ponderously, its princeps trying to bring its foot down on the irritant below. No doubt they thought him insane; even the mightiest dreadnought wouldn't stop them for more than a minute. If they did believe that, then so much the better. It would buy him a few more seconds. He could hear enemy Astartes getting closer. He would have to end this soon.

Fire engulfed him as another Warhound joined the fray with a melta. Abbadon roared and crippled it with a missile to the knee. He tore into his attacker, armour scorched black and his helm's topknot aflame, bellowing war cries in Cthonian, damning them for their treacherous deeds. A canon tore chunks from his carapace, and he felt an unfamiliar sensation within his amniotic cradle.
 I bleed? Now there really was no going back. Time to finish it. 

He switched to Low Gothic, bellowing a furious valediction. “I am Ezekyle Abaddon, son of Cthonia, warrior of the Halcyon Wardens!” As a Knight came at him, he made no effort to parry its huge sword, just twisting enough to avoid his organic remains being speared. As it was the blow was fatal anyway, destroying several vital components, but all that mattered was that his power claw remained functional and he stayed conscious for just a few more seconds. “I die for the living!” he snarled in defiance.

The Knight made to pull its sword out and deliver the deathblow, but Abaddon’s talons sunk into its arm and he pulled himself further onto the blade, staring into its ocular sensors. “And I kill for the dead!” At the same time, he severed the failsafes on his reactor, sending it into overdrive. In his last moments, he saw the walkers recoil as they realised what he intended, knowing it was too late. Within his cage of fluid, a shark’s grin spread across his ruined features. “For the Emperor,” he whispered. And the Battle of the Forge claimed a few more hundred lives.

 


Edited by Kelborn, 28 June 2018 - 10:05 PM.

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Dear Frater, Sororis, Xenos-scum, traiterous basterd and the guy who ate the last pudding on which I wrote my name,

 

congratulations!

 

Either you scrolled extensively to get to this post or (and what I'm hoping for) you indeed read our selfmade ad about our project, the Brotherhood of the Lost.

 

If it is an ad, why are you posting it in your own forum? Good question!

Simply said, it is a really well done summary of our entire project, including the setting, the 18 selfmade legions, our members, what support we are searching for AND a really good story about our version of Abaddon!

 

What was that? You want more? OK!


Take it from me. Each and every one of us will also introduce himself in this thread as well. We will all tell you a bit of our part in this project and about ourselves so that you get to know the people behind the mysterious Brotherhood of the Lost.

Besides the introductions, I will post here as well to announce updates which are necessary for you to get a better start in joining us.

 

Long speech short: I'll introduce myself right now. Don't worry. I want you to read the whole thread. Therefore I'll keep it rather short so that you won't get bored. msn-wink.gif

 

Name?

Michael

 

Age?

28

 

Origin?

Germany

 

Why are you here?

To be honest, it all started years ago with Dawn of War. Before that I had never heard of Warhammer before. I liked the game so much that I started to engage the story behind it. When I found out that Warhammer 40k is a perfect mix between sci-fi, fantasy and action (at least for me), I lost my heart to it. Don't get me wrong. I'm still a huge Star Wars fan and I enjoy things like Game of Thrones as well but now franchise caught me like the grimdark future we are currently facing.

Since I was a kid, I wanted to write my own stories and create my own heroes but I necer joined a community to discuss my ideas. That all changed when I saw Athrawes 2nd Legion and the feedback he got. That convinced me to join the B&C. After doing some experiments in the Liber Astartes (including a samurai themed chapter called Dark Knights - yeah... I know what you're thinking...."I'm BATMAN!") I found this project. As all 18 legions were already created, I scrolled through all of its threads until I found what I was looking for - my chance to join this awesome project! Besides working on the BotL, I'm also revising one of my "old" chapter projects, the Storm Riders - a hawaiian themed chapter which is based on the ancient Koa warriors.

 

What is your part in this project?

 

As one of our founding members has left the project, I'm nowadays in charge of a new XXth Legion. Besides this, I'm also responsible for:

 

Two words: Questoris Familia

Yeah, that's right. I choosed the Imperial Knight Households to be my contribution. I immediately came up with several ideas

- House Valcorian: very noble but zealous House, which is using caged psykers as one shot weapons - canon version is done, BotL version needs to be written

- House Harkon: vikings in giant Knight suits in SPEEEHS! - working on them as a side project to my XXth Legion

- House Ordoz: a drug adicted Household which is searching for a cure - currently laid on ice

- House Toho: samurai themed Household which shares their homeworld with giant Kaijus aka monsters ala Pacific Rim and are also allied with a titan legion called Gojira - currently laid on ice

 

Unfortunately, nothing of this is finished by now for this greater project (first canon versions are finished) Luckily we won't need them in the first 2 or 3 books, meaning that I have a lot of time to work on them. msn-wink.gif

As I don't have so much freetime (because of my job and my little boy *best thing in my life biggrin.png*) I need to use it wisely. msn-wink.gif

 

Something else to tell us?

Well, right now....not really. Said the most important things already. But let me check it nevertheless:

Name - check ... why am I here - check....spoke about Storm Riders and Knights - check.... oh, I knew it!

 

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cheers

Michael aka Kelborn smile.png


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Welcome!

 

Name?

Chris

 

Age?

27

 

Origin?

England (Though recently moved to Sweden)

 

Why are you here?

My first forays into 40k happened at around the turn of the century in the depths of 3rd ed. I picked up a Space Marine bike because it looked cool and then never really looked back. Since then I've played most of the races at one time or another (except orks, never really got on with them) until my interest waned while I was at University. I have since gotten back into it and when I heard that Forgeworld had released Betrayal I had to see what this was all about. A chance to play battles at the dawn of the imperium, fight over the dark sands of Isstvan. I was all over that.

 

In early 2015 I moved to Sweden and having quite a lot of time to play with offered to help simison transfer his work on the Halcyon Wardens into a PDF document styled after the Forgeworld books. Some months later when he put out the call to see how many others were out there working on Lost Legion projects I was one of those who stepped forwards. When the Brotherhood decided to collaborate on this rather extensive work it seemed logical for me to volunteer to bring things together into something (hopefully) more compelling than lines of pure text on a forum.

 

What is your part in this project?

Firstly my Legion: The Grave Stalkers, now the XVth legion of the Brotherhood, formally one of many XIth Legions. A very small Legion of Pariahs who use fear as a weapon to sow discord amongst their foes before striking brutally at the head and heart to demolish all resistance. Originally I tried to take cues from South American and Mexican cultures such as the Mayans and Aztecs, as things have continued I think much of that has been subsumed into what the Grave Stalkers have become. Though hopefully some of it is still recognisable.

 

Secondly I have primary responsibility for taking the completed pieces of work and putting them together, formatting them and laying them out into documents such as the Advertisement above. I like to think that doing so adds to the project as my writing/artistic skills don't match many of those already involved here.

 

Lastly rules. Having played 40k (and fantasy) for the better part of two decades I like to think that I have a fairly solid grasp of how the rules and stats interact. As such I like to offer advice, when I can, on people's ideas so that when we are finished we have a cohesive rule-set that is reasonably well balanced internally. And (probably more importantly) balanced externally with the rules and Legions already extant in Forgeworld's works.

 

Something else to tell us?

Not really. Other than to say thank you to everyone who decides to contribute in any way to our project. Even if it's just a like or a comment, I think that it all helps to make the final product better.

 

cheers

Chris aka Grifftofer


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AANII BOOZHOO! (greetings!)

Name?
Robert

Age?
30

Origin?
Detroit/Cheboygan

Why are you here?
Warhammer 40,000 has been a part of my life for 21 years now. my Grandfather was an Artillery specialist of the 6th division of Marines in WWII and my friend's dad was a huge fan already so he got us playing and I remember when the Basilisk came out with the second edition Guard Codex and I was hooked.

For me the 40k verse is so deep with lore and that's what I love, from the gods to the hive scum it's so rich I can just escape into the Grim Dark and forget the real world for a bit.

I've never been a competitive player, I haven't played in a tourny since Second edition. And while I like making units and rules it's more about the story coming alive on the table top and I love a good campaign where heroes come from no where, like a Guardsman killing a daemon prince, or a Wolfen killing both an Avatar and Thraka in the same game. And let's be honest Astartes are just absolutely bada**

What is your part in this project?
Hmmm, well I am one of the founders, I was one of the earliest mayhaps 5th or so to join if I remember correctly. I try to keep track of the various details of the insurrection, adding little narrative bits, and obviously the creation of the Iron Bears and Daer'dd Niimkiikaa the first martyr.

Something else to tell us?

I hope at some point we can have an actual event to get together and play a great MASSIVE game. Obviously not all of us can afford to fly to one place but maybe a North American and Europe event. And I will be traveling to Europe, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand in 2017-2018 so hopefully I can bring some Ironbound Slayers, Vindicators, and Stormlords to smote some traitors.

FOR THE SKYFATHER/ALLFATHER/EMPEROR
Rob aka Redd.

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Name?

Alexander

 

Age?

16

 

Origin?

Holland/The Netherlands, Utrecht

 

Why are you here?

Well that is a long story to be told, but I will keep it short for the comfort of your eyes. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away (Okay 8 years, but you get the point.) I walked into a weird looking model store. I bought a set of cool looking miniatures and very soon I became obsessed with this universe called "Warhammer 40k". I soon started collecting and joined a local gaming club. Many years later (about 6 years) I stumbled across this very forum. I became obsessed with it and started painting and building even more then I did before (I used to be slow, but now some call me a demon engine of creation, building and painting whole units in the matter of hours). After about half a year later I stumbled across the legion tread of Simison, I saw a discussion, and soon this idea escalated. I was (at the time) buissy with creating a legion called the Imperial Eagles, they soon changed their name to the Eagle Warriors, and so became part of the very first of the legions participating in this huge project.

I come from a rather poor family so moneyand time were never on my side, this greatly stopped my creative productivity, but never fully killed it. This made creating my own legion a bit more fun too, and so made me want to participate in this project even more.

 

What is your part in this project?

I am one of the master moddelers and co-founders of legions in this project. I have created a number of pieces for this project model wise already, and am known to create the visions of others in the form of primarch models. I also am in a cooperation with brother Sigismund229 on creating my legion "The Eagle Warriors". My other works in this projects are mostly in the rules section. My origins lay in my local group, one of the most competitive and powergamer groups in the whole of the world. This has made me get a hard and cold logical eye for rules and reasons why the rules are so.

I am known to lurk alot in this forum part, I do not post alot and rarely give my opinion. My life is rather buissy at this point I'm in the middle of creating a company (wich covers more than 37 countries at this point) and after a accident, my productivity was put to a sudden halt. I do still participate, but more behind the screens and helping other members.

 

Something else to tell us?

More words can always be said, but reasons may halt this. I will in a number of years (4 years ish) have the books created by this project be printed and sent to all members in this project. We all deserve to hold the real version of this book in our hands, and no better way to thank this community than to give them this chance.

 

Met vriendelijke groet (Greetings),

Alexander aka AlphariusOmegon108


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Ey up(given everyone else is saying hello in their native languages I figured I might as well say it in Yorkshire dialect)

Name
Luke

Age
17

Origin
England, currently located in Belgium

Why are you here
Jeez now that's a long story....
For the sake of everyone's sanity though I'll keep it short. Much of the tale has been lost to the mists of time but from what I remember, it began with my Dad. He was into modelling but old WW2 airoplanes and that kind of thing so that's how I started. Eventually however, I began to be drawn more towards fantasy and the like and then, 11 or so years ago, I came across 40k. I was immediately drawn into the grimdark universe and so I started my first army: the Black Templars. However, after 2k points of them I moved to another, in my opinion, more badass army: the Death Korps of Krieg. Their grim attitude and willingness to sacrifice anything for victory really drew me to them and over the next years I collected I don't know how many points of infantry-heavy Krieg, an army I've since sold(extremely sadly). As I did this, I began reading the Horus Heresy books from Black Library and so, when Betrayel was released, I resolved to start an army of pre Heresy. However, since I didn't really find any of the Legions really gelled with what I wanted(masses of breachers) and so, in conjunction with AlphariusOmegon108 I started working on a lost legion. The Crimson Lions.

What's your part in the project
I'm one of the later joiners of this project(although, thanks to AO108 my legion was one of the first to join it) and my legion are the Crimson Lions. Since then I've taken up a role as an editor of sections that are going to go in the Books and I've written most of the fluff for the Grave Stalkers and Eagle Warriors, am writing that of the Warriors of Peave and have written substantial sections on the Iron Bears. Also I tend to be a bit too creative so I produce a lot of half baked and not really thought through ideas(shoulder-breaker rifles, the Blood Crusade, the beacons etc.)

Anything Else to tell us
Not really?

Regards, Luke aka Sigismund229
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Name?
Sam

Age?

16

Origin?
America by birth, Britain by blood, and Canada and Italy, because my family is large and odd.

Why are you here?
'Twas a dark and stormy night, when a friend of mine showed me a huge hardback book filled with pictures of cool looking models (WHFB's 6th edition rule book). He bought me a box of Empire Flagellants, and with that I was hooked. Give or take a few years and I had bridged into 40k with Stormclaw, beginning to post the progress I made with my orks on the WAAAGH! and my Space Wolves on this humble forum. The B&C made me acutely aware of 30k, but due to funds I was not able to buy an Forgeworld models. Thus, inspired by others and to stave off boredom, I began work on my two Lost Legions. And when simison suggested lumping together all these projects into one ungainly, beautiful monstrosity, I jumped aboard without looking back.

What is your part in this project?
In this project, I head up not one but two Legions, the mighty Godslayers and Dune Serpents. From time to time I'll help out a brother in need and edit a story, but mostly I enjoy writing my own pieces for the setting (although I have yet to branch out too much legion-wise for fear of stepping on other peoples' toes) and am considering penning a longer story or two after reading Horus Rising and False Gods - not gotten to the third one yet! I also paint the occasional model, an event that is spurred on by the Monthly Modelling Challenge, by far the best part of our subforum.
On a completely unrelated note, I am the orchestrator of the Monthly Modelling Challenge... Pretty self explanatory is that one!

 

EDIT:  Heading up just the Serpents now

Something else to tell us?
Nothing bar the fact that I am currently in a far-off land with no computer access, so for the peace of mind of the more aesthetically minded amongst you, I will soon be putting the titles in bold (as soon as I am able).

 

[EDIT: Finally put the titles in bold a year and a half later msn-wink.gif ]

Ciao i miei amici!
Sam aka Big Bad Squig


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bluntblade

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Name?
Alec

Origin?
British, though I'm currently in New Zealand. Hence my often odd posting times.

Why Are You Here?
I'm too clumsy to do much modelling (and in any case travelling eats up most of my funds) but a friend got me really interested in the broader universe. If I remember correctly I'd just finished The Road and wanted something good and pulpy- his response was handing me Battle of the Fang. Having been following the Lightning Bearers project for ages, when I saw the BotL threads they really fired my imagination. One thing led to another, a couple of PMs were sent and here we are.

What is your part in the project?
I mostly write stories to flesh out different parts of the Insurrection, but also do some fluff for a few Legions. My other main contribution is just coming up with ideas, for better or worse.

Something else to tell us?
Not that I know of.

Ink for the Fluff Page!
Alec/bluntblade

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Name?
Daniel.

Age?
25.

Origin?
British, specifically English but of Scottish descent on my mother's side.

Why Are You Here?
I've never really been much of a player but the lore of the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium has always enthralled me, especially when entwined with my fascination for "what if" scenarios in the form of Alternate Heresies. That particular bug bit me hard after reading Aurelius Rex's excellent Dornian Heresy, which lead to partially involve myself with the community-created Corax Coup, before finally leading me here to the Brotherhood of the Lost, via the gateway drug of Athrawes's wonderful Lightning Bearers.

What is your part in the project?

Initially I didn't have a set role in the project, I just began getting involved in various discussions offering my suggestions, ideas and feedback. This changed however when the position of XVIIIth Legion became vacant and a call went out for new candidates to fill the void, although I was hesitant at first I eventually resolved to seize this opportunity fate the Emperor had presented to me and threw my hat into the ring. There I pitched the concept of a cyberpunk-inspired Legion that embraced technology without the superstitious dogma of the Mechanicus, but who wrestled with the potential loss of their humanity in the process. This idea was an adaption of a previous idea I'd had for an Alt-Heresy Alpharius Omegon who'd landed on Medusa instead of Ferrus Manus, only for one brother to die as they defeated Asirnoth, becoming an inanimate silver statue that the remaining brother would desperately seek to "cure", leading him into the arms of the Great Schemer Tzeentch in his endless quest for knowledge.

Despite the initially vague concept I'd presented I received a great deal of support from several other project members and won the election poll, much to my surprise! I was sworn in as a full-fledged member of the Brotherhood of the Lost, and set to work with the aid of my battle-brothers to flesh out and refine my concept into a worthy addition to the BotL-verse.

 

Nomus Sardauk and the Steel Legion were born.

 

Something else to tell us?
Legio Gojira is best Titan Legio, period, and I will fight anyone who dares disagree. verymad.gif


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Name?

Raphael

 

Origin?

French (exact locations can be inferred from a few references in my Exemplary Battles), some Carribean blood

 

Why are you here?

Well… I don't even remember why I created an account on B&C to begin with, but I believe I was seeking feedback for my painting when I started an Iron Warriors veteran demi-squad back in 20…14? not even sure about that. Of note is that I never painted more IWs than these. But by discussing fluff in my "home" (the Age of Darkness subforum), I developed (still unposted) opinions on what each legion and primarch represented, what their purposes and failures were. And from there, following in Athrawes', Simison's, and Raktra's footsteps, I looked at the two holes marked II and XI. And the shape of these holes gave an approximate idea of what may have once lived within. I went with the idea that one did nothing wrong but was victim of fate, and that the other made horrible mistakes. From several fluffic sources, I saw that the XIth was the Purged, and the IInd the Forgotten. I was one of the few who completely rejected the possibility of a Pariah primarch, and didn't want to repeat Alexandros and Icarion in having a mild psyker. Nor did I buy the "Russ as Executioner" theory, given at least Lorgar, Magnus, and Mortarion were involved in suppression events. Thus did I begin to flesh the Warbringers, whose name, emblem, and colors were completely different at the time. They represented the Emperor's skill as a Scientist. The Void Eagles… well I never truly fleshed them until I joined the Brotherhood.

When Simison launched the project as a throwaway idea, I was among those who showed immediate support (I believe, I might be making this up for personal glory). Before that, progress on my legions was sporadic at best. Since then, my productivity has greatly improved, even if it's slowed down lately (for perfectly good reasons).

 

What is your part in this project?

Well… for starters, I am in charge of two legions (the Void Eagles and Warbringers), but in a way, of three of them, given how the Morning Stars are so different from their Void Eagle descendants. In addition to that, I have to manage the Warbringers' 10 or 13 attached auxilia regiments. I keep a physical folder full of notes and sketches about the Brotherhood, including several now-null timelines and half-baked ideas, such as Kozja's end, or the introduction of the Codex Astartes. Despite trying, I am no genius in art, be it wordsmithery, painting, or drawing, but I consider the idea behind the art more important than the execution (except my attempts at painting anything not metallic, which are just plain hideous). I also serve as an irony-checker and resource of endless references (only one Void Eagles admiral isn't a stupid joke, their Terran schism is ripped from a series of 70's SciFi books, and the first Warbringers exemplary battle is just me laughing at the city I'm living in).

 

Something else to tell us?

Wardens of Light may have the bling in paint, but they don't have the baroque sculptures to bear it. Also: before the idea of the Warbringers seceding arose, I scheduled them to fall to Slaanesh (which in retrospect would have made them too similar to the Emperor's Children). And, just an announcement: we have more bearded primarchs than non-bearded ones, and from what I gather none of them is bald (unlike those from cannonverse, who suffered from acute hairlessness).


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Legio IV: the Void Eagles Proto-Legio IV: the Morning Stars

 


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Name?

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Spoiler

 

Origin?

French Canadian / Filipino

 

Age?

I'm asian. I look ~10 years younger than I actually am and will only get old when I got *poof* SUDDENLY OLD when I go from 69 to 70 years old.

 

Why Are You Here?

Because it looked like fun and I've been on the Heresy Train for a while now. This just gave me another Creative outlet in the setting.

 

What is your part in the project?

Making sure these fools follow board rules? OH wait, I wasn't always a mod >_>

Uhhhhh...OH YEAH!

Making Sure the Scions Hospitalier kick ass, chew bubble gum (they're all out) and take names while doing it in style. I also do other stuff, I guess?

 

Why is this so short?

Because I'm writing this while super tired having only gotten 2 hours of sleep yesterday night woo!


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Name?

Will

 

Origin?

'Straya!

 

(Australia)

 

Age?

15

 

Why Are You Here?

Ever since starting the hobby and reading my first books I had been enthralled with the idea of starting my own army of heroes. After reading my first ever heresy book (Know No Fear) and then subsequently reading more in the series, I knew I wanted to explore the era more. Luckily last year my local group started a heresy campaign and of course I jumped on board. Now my Ultramarines are progressing nicely and I was looking for something more to do. After reading Athrawes, Simison's and Rkatra's amazing lost legion threads I figured why not give it a go. I'd only just created my own lost legion when Simison introduced the idea of the brotherhood, so naturally I jumped on board. At the time I was looking for some fun ways to expand my writing ability and expand on my legion, the Stygian Jackals. Now the project has grown into so much more and I'm really glad to be a part of it.

 

What Is Your Part In The Project?

I mainly write for my legion, the Stygian Jackals, and their myriad allies, be it titan legios or auxilia regiments. I like to think that I also contribute to other peoples legion with ideas or just as a platform to bounce ideas off.

 

Something Else To Tell Us?

At the moment I am embarked on a six month camp and as such will be largely unavailable until mid June. I hope this explains my absence from the forum lately and I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Until then I wish everyone good luck until I return.


Blood Angels

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Howdy! (Because nothing says American like a redneck greeting.)

 

Name?

David

 

Age?

27

 

Origin?

The United States, Ohio (ironically, not redneck country)

 

Why are you here?

I believe I was 12 at the time. I was tired of playing war video games where you were the super soldier simply rampaging through the enemy army, while your allies were more like decorative pieces than an actual help. Dynasty Warriors 2 would give me a taste of what I wanted in a video game, but one day I walked into the brand-new Opry Mills mall and happened across a small store called Games Workshop. I was hooked from the get go. Here was a game where there were no heroes who could defeat a whole army by themselves. A game that emphasized the importance of tactics and strategy. Alas, I was still 12 with no allowance and without parents willing to fund this adventure. That dream seemed to end when we moved out of Tennessee. But lo and behold, right after graduating from college, a housemate briefly mentioned he was off to play 40k, and I interrogated him on the spot to verify it was the same game. It was, and, thanks to that friend, I am now an active player and member of the 40k community.

 

Yet, re-connecting with the game about ten years after I had started writing fanfiction and hobby writing, I wasn't content to simply pick an army and fight. I had to have my fluff, my own mark on the story. It started with a successor chapter of Blood Angels, my favorite Space Marines. When the Horus Heresy, I jumped at the chance to read the exploits of Sanguinius and the other Primarchs, which eventually led to my fascination with the lost legions. Here, was a chance to truly explore my creative talents, no longer limited to creating another shard of Blood Angels. Thus, the Halcyon Wardens were born after some encouragement from Athrawes, a fully functional lost legion. 

 

I had just completed balancing their rules, and all that was left was more fluff building (and slowly accruing funds to actually buy the models), when it happened. I was reading through alternate heresies and had, what I thought, was just a random idea. What if we had an alternate Heresy where Lost Legions attempts replaced the canon legions? One sub-forum later, here we are, a full project dedicated to an idea I had on a whim and steadily making our way through its first rulebook and countless narrative shorts featuring our heroes and villains. 

 

What is your part in this project?

It's almost easier to say what I don't do here. As the founder and leader of this project, I set the objectives of our team and guide us to the result. I have two legions in play, the developed Halcyon Wardens, and the younger Warriors of Peace legions. I've written a number of shorts about them and the universe. I generate ideas about what happens in our canon, give feedback to others, write whole sections of the rulebook. And, perhaps my biggest job, I edit everything, which involves a lot of combing through rough drafts to root out spelling and grammar errors. 

 

For better or for worse, I can't draw or paint worth a darn, so I'm limited to the magic I can work with text. 

 

Something else to tell us?

I've done a lot of things on the internet, in hindsight. I have two, unfinished series on Fanfiction.net for the Dragon Age and Resident Evil series. I was briefly a Youtube Let's Player called KoH-simison, which ended when my desktop went on the fritz. I'd like to return to that one day soon, but that requires money I'm not sure I have. 

 

And maybe one day, I'll either write enough or win one of those writing contests GW puts out and become an official 40k writer. Who knows?

 

In the name of the King,

T. David S. aka simison


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Y'alreet (Geordie all up in this bitch)

Name?

Sam

Age?
23

Origin?
Newcastle, UK, but I live in Wiltshire now because I'm fancy.

Why are you here?

Well I accidentally helped inspire this big collab, I'm hardly gonna stay out am I? Also Bloodborne/Dark Souls marines.


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And if you've got this far, a; well done, b; why?

 

Name?

My name's Martin, but my nickname's been Hesh in real life for the last 20 or so years after I decided I liked the word watching skateboarding VCR's (I know, right?), and I prefer Hesh anyway. Then again, who doesn't?

 

Age?

Late 20's is about all I'm willing to admit to! Anything else is just a bad reminder.

 

Origin

Manchester, UK originally, but now I'm all over the country, and often times, world, with work. Home is where the heart is, and the heart is usually wherever I can be happy at that time. It's a cute line, and works well on all the girls. Try it ;)

 

Why am I here?

It's a bit late/early for existentialism, no? In gaming terms, been playing Warhammer in various guises for around 20 years or so. One of my first forays into 40K was the release of the 3.5th edition Chaos Codex, and a White Dwarf with the Index Astartes article for the Alpha Legion. Since then, with that big ass terminator with the dragon shoulder pad and awesome sword, they were possibly my favourite Legion. As I grew to becoming more invested in it, I created a warband based on the Kraken, or the squid, many tentacles instead of many heads, hitting all targets at the same time, hitting hard and fast. As the seasons have progressed, the army has gone through numerous changes, ranging from becoming a Space Marine Chapter in their organisation to pass as Loyalists, to having Imperial Guard allies of various kinds, as well as Blood Axe Orks and even a brief foray into a Kroot Mercenary Army fighting alongside them.

 

When 30K came along, and became more relevant, we all know what a draw the IInd and XIth are, but I still liked the idea that they were kept hidden, and wasn't too open to the idea of homebrewing them, so the "Drowned" as they became to be known stayed as an Alpha Legion Task Force. It wasn't until the thread went up for the Brotherhood of the Lost that I decided to make that transition, and having recently played through Darksiders 2, and just generally enjoying Salt and Pepper Calamari with Sweet Chilli Dip, it soon became an inspiration for the Legion.

 

As it developed, one thing that never seemed to gel was that the legions always seemed centered around the Primarchs, wandering around the galaxy in great big doom stacks (to use a Total War term) of overkill goodness, and never were there any small detachments. Combined with the fact that no legion pre-Heresy seemed to dislike their Primarch (except World Eaters, maybe), and that all Primarchs were ultra charismatic Mary Sue's almost, I wanted to define the legion around the melancholy, and lack of social ability of Morro, and his general moroseness; which I've only really noticed now shares an unintended similarity.

 

Morro's name came from playing Prince of Persia style games, as well as the Total War games, and realising that there was not much of a near east Asian influence in the setting. Maybe the Tallarn, but that's a different influence I'm looking for. As a general, perhaps offensive and stereotypical view, Morro's name was concieved from the Italian word for Moor, Moro, from which they gave the name in Classical Roman times to Mauretania, and later, Morocco. A little bit of an allegory here; Morro coming from the North of Africa in his name, is meant to occur along the lines of the rest of his legion being otherwise based around the conglomerate of factions to the east to juxtapose him as being an outsider, even despite his origins.

 

But that's all a lot of meta, and irrelevant. I have vaguely Near-Middle East Influenced Cthulu Squid Monster evil Submarine Space marines. I kinda like them, and I hope you do too.

 

What is my part in the project?

Well, it's mostly trying to get the Drowned in a vaguely useable state without wanting to overboard and just give them all the rules, and keep to the often more restrained nature of the 30K setting without going balls to the wall nuts like 40K seems to be doing. Other times, I try to provide constructive criticism with regards to rules and balance, and to put the rules into the perspective of the setting and the story we're wanting to tell and build you. In between hoping I don't offend people, I spend many a lunch time reading everyone's stories, or marvelling at the amazing models produced, putting my work ethic to shame.

 

Thanks for your time if you did read this far!


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Name?
Harry, although Meros is preferred when not speaking face to face.

Age?
In the region of 16, although my chronometer broke about 10,000 years ago, so really its anyone's guess.

Origin?
Sunny, sunny Britain. The grass is a lovely shade of brown this time of year...

Why am I here?
Warhammer first made a mark on my life when I passed a Games Workshop while on a short shopping expedition with my father at the age of approximately 10. As anyone who has ever seen a 10 year old in a Games Workshop, you'll know that they're little :cuss. I didn't do an awful lot to help that image, so I'm sure the blokes having a game in there at the time were
incredibly happy to see me leave with my very first box of 'Canadian Shock Troopers' (Might I add, that mispronunciation haunts me to this very day). This purchase was made during what I like to call, 'Stage One' of my life as a 40k fan. Upon the realisation that, no, my ten guardsmen were not strong enough to kill a Daemon Prince of Nurgle, my young heart fell
away from the game, since it was out of my reach - both literally and figuratively. 40k became a thing of the past.

Initiate Stage Two: I recovered a dusty box of horribly painted guardsmen in my basement two or three years later, and began to reminiss. Memories returned about my inability to kill the larger Daemons, and being a tad more mature than before, started to make solutions. That's when the fact struck me that I was starting to let 40k grow on me once more, and I sped back towards the very same Games Workshop I'd found a couple of years prior. My mind told me that if ten men in cardboard with flashlights could not kill the beast, then ten men in ceramite plates with boltguns would go through it like a piece of paper. I told the chap at the store to direct me to these 'Space Marines' I had heard such epic tales about. He replied "What chapter?"

What the :cuss is a chapter? I asked myself.

We talked for a bit, and soon enough, I had the Assault on Black Reach box set in my weedy little arms and visions of blood soaked angels coursing through my mind. The sons of Sanguinius will surely save the day...

Stage 3. My painting of those Blood Angels was quite frankly horrible. Although I was much better than with the guardsmen, getting a steady enough hand to paint a highlight seemed impossible. It wasn't just the physical appearance that bothers me, looking back. Knowing not even what the word 'lore' meant, my army was unstructured and the composition didn't make an awful lot of sense to me or my opponents. I would still be at that point today, if a certain Real-Time Strategy game didn't educate me. Dawn of War - although far from accurate in many ways - was the first thing that gave me a glimpse of the massive universe that birthed the models on the table. It was about now, that after reading Fear to Tread by James Swallow, that Apothecary Meros found himself as the first canon character I became a fan of.

Begin the final stage: A million and a half Lexicanum articles later, I have so much lore crammed into my brain that I almost called my English teacher 'Brother-Captain' (well, not really, but I wouldn't have been surprised if I did). 5 years of artistic failure brought me to become semi-decent at my Blood Angels, as well as the army of Salamanders I adopted from a friend and the Salamander inspired Imperial Guard regiment made up of my very first miniatures bought more than half a decade ago. I've began to write a lot of fanfiction, even submitting some for homework once (which was met surprisingly well) as well as sending some off to the Black Library (they denied me though *sad face*). One day, a chap called MikhalLeNoir contacted me and had a little job for me. Now, I'd never really been into the Horus Heresy, maybe with the exception of Fear to Tread and some bits that I'd picked up off the wiki, but this Lost Legion of his had me intrigued. I asked him one day, "what's the difference between the canonverse and this other universe you keep telling me about?" Well, the answer (and my resultant intrigue) brought me right here into the arms of the Brotherhood. I aim to please, even if I still know very little about both the Horus Heresy and the Insurrection. Well, there's always room for a Stage Five...

What is my part in the project?
Fanfiction, and plenty of it too. It's all well and good having ideas and images in our heads of the battles fought in these dark times, but having it written in words for all to see, and to spread that imagination, is a very powerful tool. I don't need payment, just a subject and a deadline. The Brotherhood of the Lost itself is all the payment I'll ever need.
Just a shame we can't pay taxes with words.

Something else to tell us?
I tend to horrendously overcomplicate and overdescribe things. It's kind of part of my writing style, to put as much emphasis on powerful visualisation as possible. If my tale about my 40k experiences is anything to go by, you can just say I talk too much.

So, traveller. I hope you find whatever you seek, in this most curious of existences.
Regards,
Meros, IX Legion, Ninth Company Apothecary


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*update*

 

Stygian Jackals and Ghost Walkers were replaced by the Steel Legion and the Predators

 

Members section was updated as well

 

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*update*

 

Stygian Jackals and Ghost Walkers were replaced by the Steel Legion and the Predators

 

Members section was updated as well

 

At last, the actors are all assembled! Now for the show to begin... msn-wink.gif

 

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By the way, a little something I noticed and wanted to inquire about, and sorry if this seems like a silly question or I'm being monumentally dumb but is the map from the start of the thread 100% accurate? Especially in the case of planet locations in relation to the galaxy picture therein? I ask cause otherwise several worlds appear to be floating out in the middle of the extragalactic void (Han, Mexicatii, Coabana, Uran, etc) and Terra seems waaay farther out rimwards than I remember from both real-world and in-universe maps. I've been trying to decide on Saepio location and with this being the only map (to my knowledge) of the BotL-verse galaxy it's really throwing me off. confused.gif

 

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As far as I know, Grifft based the map on the forgeworld map.

Caerbannog for example is on the point where the "finding of the lost son" occured and if I saw it right on the new dark imperium map, where Ultima Macharia lies. I think only han does really lie in the galactic void.

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No, it's not the latest version. I asked Griff for the newest one and I'm waiting for his reply.

 

Or does someone else have it at hand? Otherwise, I'll have a look in our map of the galaxy thread.


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*update*

 

Added the latest galaxy map and the example marine poster, depicting each Legion's color scheme.

 

Upcoming next: Summaries for every Primarch and the concepts / ideas which lead to their creation.


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Is there a 30k painter or anything? I'm trying to find something like what is used in the picture of all the Legions in B0TL.


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Link, Kel?


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