I'm not quite sure if this is the right subforum but I'll ask either way.
FWs Retribution introduced the Disciples of the Flame, a Shattered Legion force, which rediscovers and rescues the former Salamanders Legion Master Cassian Vaughn, does a road trip on a prototype ship called the Ebon Drake, supports a Forgeworld against Alpha Legion and Iron Warrior forces, defeats said forces and integrates the remaining IW detachment.
While doing so, they start to venerate Vaughn and they even found a cult, which has a lot commonalities with another cult on the mentioned Forgeworlf od Mezoa.
But that's it, or not?
Everything I found belonged to Retribution and it is stated that the Salamanders themselves purged all of their records which included the Ebon Drake and her crew. Further, all evidences are hidden deep within the chambers of Terra's archives.
IMHO, I really enjoyed this part of Retribution. It shows that the Salamnders can be more religious than one might assume. Further, it got a lot of potential in terms of internal struggles within the Legion itself. How would Vulkan react to them? Would the cult further spread its influence? Members of other Legion got attracted as well, even the IW leader became the right hand of Vaughn.
Could this cult became a major threat to the AdMech with Vaughn being something like a prophet / entity of the Omnissiah?
What might have happened to them? Purged? Becoming blackshields? Even renegades or traitors? Did they evolve into a informal Salamanders successor?
Could this cult survive 10K years, only to be brought back by a Primaris force via recruited witnesses / followers?
I assume that this is "just" another strand which will never be see its conclusion and which is left open for the fanbase to play with.
But I wanted to be sure if there is a short story, an audio, whatever in which they might reappear?
Further, if I'd be interested in Shattered Legion stories during the HH, which ones are recommandable? I've read something of an omnibus, is that correct?
So overall, what do you guys think of the Disciples? Missed opportunity? Nonsense? Or what?