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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:29 AM
Kelborn, my apologies, I should have started threads in the Fanfic area ages ago. An untapped resource! I'll be sure to from now onward.
As for the length of entries, I won't impose any limit, but do ask members to bear in mind that the judge will have to read every entry so try to make sure they're not too long (unless they're exceedingly good ). I myself am guilty of an entry twenty A4 pages in length way back before I was running IF. Let's try to keep them readable in a coffee break
Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:31 AM
I assume that Primaris Marines are allowed as well as long as they are presumed to be "sons" of Guiliman, right?
Lost Legion, the Predators Liber Astartes Swap Challenge 2019
This is my mod voice. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My mod voice is a means to an end.
Let us avoid it, alright?
Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:34 AM
We usually do a 'Primordial Annihilator versus...' when any codex comes out so I'd like to save others chapters for then.
Posted 24 June 2017 - 05:13 AM
Part One – A Summons
Part Two – Battle Brothers
Part Three – New Tricks
There are two weeks remaining
Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:01 AM
So I have the fic written. Do I just post it here?
Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:06 AM
Edited by Caius Tadius, 14 July 2017 - 12:56 AM.
Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:10 PM
Here's my thing. Warning: it's long. Lots of pent-up plot in me, I guess. Enjoy.
Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:24 PM
I recently decided I'd paint my soon-to-be marines army in the Nemesis chapter's colours, and had come up with some (imho) very nice fluff to back it with which I'm sure the CSM forum here would be delighted with. Alas, I realized two days ago that the focus of the Inspirational Friday this week was the Sons of Guilliman, so I had to rush things a bit to get this story up in time...
I know quite a few people here were unhappy with some of the retcon that was seen in the recent Dark Imperium novel. Maybe this will help you guys come to grips with some of it...
+ Edit : I know it's not the best of prose and could use some tuning... A more adequate version is due once I have some models to post in a WIP thread in the Forge...
+ + Edit : Lo and behold, it seems that when I C&P'ed the story in here I somehow missed a paragraph... Sorry.
Edited by Spinsanity, 07 July 2017 - 10:06 PM.
Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:14 AM
This is my second entry. It is called "Shape of Vengeance" This is Part 1:
Edited by Caius Tadius, 08 July 2017 - 12:16 AM.
Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:37 AM
Thank you for your entries in Inspirational Friday: The Primordial Annihilator versus the Sons of Guilliman!
Adreal gave us a story that I’m calling Little Eagle, Old Serpent, narrating the clash between one of the sons of Ultramar and an Alpha Legionnaire. Just which of them truly serves the Imperium and the interests of Man?
I gave you A Lesson Learnt in which one of the Stygian Guard captains is seconded to the Knights of Ultramar, befriending his captain peer but finding differences in the two chapter’s methods, with them coming to blows years later as the Stygian Guard have become the Psychopomps.
Caius Tadius’s entry was Nemesis – the first but not last entry in this theme to use the Nemesis chapter – showing Guilliman and his chapter in orbit over the Word Bearer homeworld of Colchis in the wake of the Horus Heresy. Chapter master Iasus and his men are thirsty for vengeance, and will not be stopped...
Firebrand was Scourged’s entry this week, marking his return to IF and the return of the Praetors of Orpheus to the ship Firebrand. I remember when Salazar and Teshin were taken (years ago now, I guess it was!) so for me personally it was a great pleasure to read this story. Not such a pleasant reunion for the Praetors and inquisitor Krejcik though...
I loved the bit where she recognized the bone. I can’t imagine how that would feel.
And Spinsanity gave us the fifth entry and second to feature the Nemesis chapter (popular boys!), detailing chapter master Latarius’ meeting with his genesire (and clearing up a fluff flub, apparently!).
I hereby close the 13th challenge of IF2017, but if anyone has more stories on that theme, at any time, please post them here with a suitable title.
And here begins our fourteenth challenge of Inspirational Friday 2017:
The 14th legion, the sons of Mortarion, warriors of Barbarus, formerly the Dusk Raiders. The blessed of Grandfather Nurgle.
Once warriors of strength, strong will and stern resolution, they were ravaged by plague whilst trapped in the warp enroute to Terra. Their lord, Mortarion, swore fealty to Nurgle and saw his sons transformed into Plague Marines; their flesh bubbling with corruption, their innards spilling through lesions in their putrid skin and their bodies and weapons oozing with slime.
They rule over the Plague Planet where sickness and pestilence are the norm, where miasmic clouds bring contagion and death and where the diseased pray to Nurgle for relief from their constant agony.
When the Death Guard march from the Eye, or the Cicatrix Maledictum, there goes before them countless pandemics which ravage those who would oppose them even before the Plague Marines strike and bring the blessings of Grandfather Nurgle...
Inspirational Friday: Death Guard runs until the 11th of August. You have lots of time as I’ll be away on holiday for a portion of this time.
Let us be inspired.
And who shall judge this new challenge? That decision lies with our current judge: Honda (unless he wants to relinquish the duty to me).
To whomever is chosen as the victor goes the Octed amulet:
...and the duty of judging IF: Death Guard.
And to whomever wins IF: Death Guard goes the Pox Amulet...
Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:14 PM
There can only be one...
Hookay, you guys really put the "new" guy through the wringer on this. It was obvious that a lot of thought was put into these entries and that several really should be developed into longer stories.
At the end of the day, one particular entry kept drawing me back and that was Caius Tadius entry, "Nemesis". I really liked how the Thiel and Iasus perspectives on Colchis were both right and wrong. The fact that something was lost between Thiel and Guilliman was also significant.
So well done everyone and congratulations to Caius!
"All those rumors about us being intolerant and stubborn really just evolved from our history. We're actually just a fun bunch of guys who enjoy burning witches" - Anon
Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:23 PM
Be sure to display your Octed Amulet where we can all see it (e.g. Your signature)...or hide it away as Honda did with his if you're a loyalist (if I remember correctly Honda told me he launched it into a sun[/b] but I think he has it under his pillow).
This also means you have earned the right to judge IF: Death Guard if you're up for it?
Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:38 AM
Firstly thank you guys so much I'm still relatively new to the 40k fandom (got in about half a year ago) so I'm really grateful to receive such feedback on my stories.
Secondly, sure! I'd love to judge IF: Death Guard
Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:20 PM
Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:20 AM
Are there any more entries? Anyone want to tell us a short tale about their Death Guard? Their Plague Marines? Nurgle Chaos Lord?
Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:54 AM
Corruption is our armor. Infection is our weapon. Immortality is our reward.
Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:58 PM
Sorry, I am running 2 rpgs right now and obviously haven't been terribly active on this thread for a while anyways.
I may have something for Friday, but no promises.
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...
I'm not dead, and I like 8th better than 7th.
Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:57 AM
Here is my offering. Apologies if it is overly long, or if I butchered my portrayal of the Iron Warriors... or Death Guard, for that matter
Edited by Azekai, 16 August 2017 - 12:00 AM.
Corruption is our armor. Infection is our weapon. Immortality is our reward.
Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:14 AM
Only three entries in Inspirational Friday 2017: Death Guard, two of which were from me! I thought we might have had more from fans of the Death Guard, but sadly not.
Many thanks to Azekai for his piece, Aftermath. I must admit I have not yet had chance to read it but intend to do so as soon as I can.
My two entries were Within A Cloud of Flies: my Slaaneshi Psychopomps coming across a Death Guard sorcerer on a Crone World and coming away with a discovery they had not set out to find, and secondly All Life, All Death: I figured Nurgle, as the god of the cycle of life and death, would view the tyranids’ consumption and absorbing of life to be, well, pissing in his pool.
I hereby close the 14th challenge of IF2017, but if anyone has more stories on that theme, at any time, please post them here with a suitable title.
And here begins our fifteenth challenge of Inspirational Friday 2017:
The 20th legion, a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
Experts in infiltration, covert operations and manipulation, often the enemies of the serpent do not realise who their true foe is, and indeed the pawns of the legion may work unaware of the identity of their masters.
“Sinners in a shroud of lies” they were labelled by the Night Haunter and it is suspected that even during the Horus Heresy the legion infiltrated both their treacherous allies and the ranks of the loyalist legions.
Who truly knows where the loyalties of the Alpha Legion lie? Do they serve the Primordial Annihilator or are they still true to the Emperor’s ideals?
Tell us this time a tale of the Hydra.
Inspirational Friday: Alpha Legion runs until the 25th of August.
Let us be inspired.
And who shall judge this new challenge? That decision lies with our current judge: Caius (recently renamed DogWelder).
To whomever is chosen as the victor goes the Pox amulet:
...and the duty of judging IF: Alpha Legion.
And to whomever wins IF: Alpha Legion goes the Hydra Amulet...
Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:17 AM
Abraxxis cursed. His first senior command had become a farce. What should have been a simple job of quelling a rebellion had become a quagmire, and now the adeptus astartes had voxed in stating they would send in reinforments to end the conflict.
Jr officer Whelhim had been excited buy the news, Abraxxis didn't have the heart to tell the lad what became of imperial officers after the emperors angels ended conflicts. Let the boy have his delusions Abraxxis thought, much better then the reality.
Sudden movement broke Abraxxis from his musings
"Sir, they are here" Whelhim said, his voice barely hiding the excitement. 'Throne' Abraxxis cursed to himself, usually the Astartes rain down hellfire with a drop pod assault, had Abraxxis lost his ability to understand a battlefield that he didn't even know they had arrived. His thoughts were racing with the implications as he followed the Jr officer into the meeting room.
Before Abraxxis and Whelhim stood several giants in aqua hued armour, unclear marking were scrawled all over the armour, some looked serpentine, others strange symbols that confounded the mind.
"My lords..." Abraxxis begun, he had never seen these Astartes in any vidlogs of conflict, while not unheard of for the emperors angels, it didn't sit well with him.
"Lord commander?" One asked as it strode towards him, the giant uncasped his helm, underneath was a clean shaven face with violet eyes,
"Lord commander?" The giant asked again, Abraxxis nodded.
"It has been brought to our attention that the rebels are proving more difficult than anticipated to put down"
Again Abraxxis nodded, not quite sure what to think of the giant infront of him.
"Be at ease Lord commander," the giant began, "we are here as the rebels scum have inlisted the might of a traitor legion"
A traitor legion!! Abraxxis mind was reeling, surely they were legends of a past time when the emperors walked as a man, obliterated in the scouring.
"Traitor legions my Lord?" Abraxxis asked, still dumbfounded at the news.
"Yes Lord commander, word reached high command that the XIIIth was on route in support of the rebels. We are here to support you"
"Apologies for my rudeness my Lord." Abraxxis begun. "We thank you and your men for your support, Lord, we shall begin a stratagem briefing to combat the traitors"
Abraxxis raised his eyes to meet the gaze of the giant, the aqua hued astartes met his gaze and smiled
Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:34 PM
So, I tried to get something in for the Death Guard but... I just... It's just... I just couldn't do it. I couldn't will my Tzeentchian fingers to type at length about their anathema, even sarcastically! But this time, oh, this time I couldn't stop myself. Glory to the XXth.
Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:41 PM
Wait... what? People are writing stories and I didn't even notice? For shame Olis! For shame!
So, uh, is the only stipulation that the story must be of the Alpha Legion? Is there a maximum/minimum word limit?
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