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IL I - The Harbingers


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Ist Legion Praetor

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  Sentinel Damate was one of several Lightning Bearers to succeed a fallen superior during the Koloss Syntheticide. He assumed command of the Tenth during the frenetic battle of Djeten, holding his Maniple together in the face of several counterattacks by the Koloss AI’s lethal constructs. From that point his ascent was rapid, but like many of his fellows he struggled to come to terms with the Emperor’s perceived passing over of his Primarch. It can be surmised that Icarion found it easy to sway Damate to his rebellion.
 
  After Raiden Athrawes, Damate was the most senior Sentinel present in the Madrigal system, commanding the Goliath-class battleship Fury of the First Son. He saw to the capture of several Vth Legion vessels, working in tandem with the turncoat Halcyon Wardens led by Malis and putting the Loyalists to the sword. However, Damate would not join Athrawes’ departure from the system, instead rendezvousing with the larger fleet which Susanoo Empyon was already gathering at Korst. The Tenth Maniple were now required for outright conquest, rather than their intended escort mission.
 
  Damate wears a suit of Akira-subtype Mk IV power armour, heavily artificered and newly repainted in the storm-grey of the renamed Harbingers. The Ist served as a test-bed for every mark of power armour until the advent of Mk V and VI, and their artificers became expert in developing advanced systems for their suits. Damate’s power sword likewise conforms to the idiosyncrasies of his Legion, while for a firearm he bears a volkite charger of the kind that remained common among the Harbingers. 

Edited by bluntblade, 31 March 2019 - 01:22 PM.

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@Blunt, Griff, Simison: you guys have done well by the spirit of the Lightning Bearers/Harbingers. I've really enjoyed reading through your work on them on this thread and throughout the BotL forum. Thank you for taking such good care of them.

 

I've been itching to get back into 30k, after a long hiatus, and that is largely because of your work here. 

 

I do have one little point of correction, that has amusingly snuck into the lore of the Harbingers. 

 

I was reading in another thread that someone wanted to write about a conversation between primarchs on what the symbolism of the legions armor color was and this lead to a small problem. 

 

Their armor has always been grey, not white.

 

in a great majority of the lore I've read for this universe, the Lightning bearers are described as having white armor.

 

I think it started with Algrim whitefangs profiles of them years ago. The fan work he had created for them showed them in white armor. I had asked him to correct them back then when he created them on his own for my project log but he never really did, and so It seems that they have crept from grey to white. 

 

Now this isn't the biggest deal but there was symbolism behind their color scheme that was lost. 

 

They were meant to have kept the same grey they wore during the unification wars, which was described in book 1 betrayal as "stormcloud grey" 

 

When Icarion took over and named them the Lightning Bearers, he altered their heraldry by painting their pauldrons black to represent the heavens into which they would rise.  His symbol the "storm-star" was meant to represent their place as a guiding beacon in the heavens/light in the dark, and so was adopted as their new legion symbol. 

 

However, he decided to keep their base grey armor, to both honor their acts during the unification wars and to show that their role as the Emperors liberators had not changed. 

 

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Edited by Athrawes, 14 April 2019 - 10:34 PM.

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Oops. I remember you mentioning the grey when renaming the LB to the Harbingers, and I guess I misunderstood (along with everyone else). Hmm, I'm not sure if we can fix that one. 


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Nice to have you back, Athrawes.

Maybe we can keep the change of colors as a sign of their downfall.

The heavinly white darkens into a stormgrey.
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Amazing, the things we miss. That said, thanks for your words, I'd be mortified if we'd taken them in the wrong direction.




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