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IL XIII - Eagle Warriors

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Here we are:

 

  The Golgothan Wastes had long been known as a perilous place, with Imperial forces shunning the light of its dying stars for decades. Finally, as the Imperium encompassed the space around the Wastes, the first advances had been planned. The 18th Expeditionary Fleet, commanded by Susanoo Empyon of the Lightning Bearers, was first to enter the theatre, with their objective the beleaguered Forge World of Sarum. There they found an alien host laying siege to the system, which they met in battle and destroyed.
 
  However, the lifting of the siege proved a false dawn. The Akiran magi who treated with the Redjak cult of Sarum identified blasphemous practices among them, and with the verdict of heretek, reunion turned to savage warfare. Still bloodied from the prior battle, Sentinel Empyon was obliged to lead his forces into an arduous campaign which dug the Redjak out from their fortresses within the crust of the planet. After two months, the Omnissiah’s justice was served, but now the 18th Fleet was in no position to continue. Their campaign plan had called for swift resupply by Sarum, and now every part of Empyon’s armada from the Rakurai to the Titans of the Legio Telesto and the Lightning Bearers themselves had taken punishing losses at the hands of the deviant tech-priests. Thousands of vehicles lay damaged or destroyed, and millions of Imperial dead covered the leaden face of Sarum.
 
  Faced with this grim tally, and lacking any immediate means of resupply beyond scavenging and salvage, Empyon notified the War Council that a second fleet would be needed to complete the task. The 18th could hold Sarum as it was restored to productivity, but do no more than that. With this message he sent a number of recommendations, offering his opinion that a Primarch’s leadership would be needed to ensure a conquest as swift as the Council desired. Furthermore, he advocated that the conquest be entrusted to the Eagle Warriors.
 
  The XIIIth Legion was well-placed to finish was the Lightning Bearers had begun. Socraes Travier had at this time the bulk of his Legion at his side, with extensive auxiliary elements. All were fresh from resupplying at Nox. Travier studied the dispatches from Empyon’s abortive campaign, refining his fleet’s disposition and plans accordingly. Thus he began to orchestrate a war whose hallmarks would be mobility and incendiary violence - the kind of war by which the Eagle Warriors had earned their name.


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Though the Quarith War remains one of the best known triumphs of the Great Crusade, not all Legions participated in it equally. Most who only participated to a limited degree, if at all, found their strength occupied by pressing matters elsewhere. In the case of the Eagle Warriors, it was in hindsight something of an active choice that Socraes decided to restrict his Legion’s participation. Instead of fighting the war for the glory of the Imperium, Travier had a very specific set of objectives in mind. This was to lead to the XIIIth’s most significant battle over the course of the campaign.

The Primarch found himself fascinated by the scientific achievements accomplished by the abhorrent practices of the once-human Quarith. By this point, Travier had been inured to such atrocities by his devotion to yet darker practices. Instead of seeing something to be destroyed, he saw something to be exploited and sought to do so to the full extent of his capabilities.

Though the engagements of the Eagle Warriors were for the most part only in the form of minor skirmishes, these have been recorded across most battlefronts of the war and in the presence of all widespread Quarith genome types. Several of the more exotic and uncommon variants, such as Phase-Renders on Naskar or Dream-Stalkers at Bask, are also believed to have been targeted by such retrieval missions.

The true objectives of these attacks was of course concealed from Travier’s fellow Imperial Generals. When questioned as to why he did not muster his Legion’s strength in full to contribute to the main battles of the war, struggles in which the fates of entire worlds were decided, he replied that his Legion was enacting a policy of surgical strikes and ‘containment’ in order to eliminate advanced Quarith prototype-hybrids and similar threats to the wider war effort. Given the disproportionately high casualties suffered by the XIIIth on several of these missions, he was seldom questioned further.

As the last redoubts of the once-humans were gradually worn down and destroyed over the course of gruelling Imperial campaigns, Socraes’ opportunities for further specimen collection began to diminish. Time was running out, and there was one prize that exceeded all other held by the Quarith. Studies of their genetically violated thralls undoubtedly equipped the XIIIth’s Apothecarion with a wealth of forbidden knowledge. This however was nothing to the secrets that could be gained from the instruments and minds responsible for the existence of these creatures in the first place.

Mithaas was a world heavily fortified by the Quarith. The fact that it was otherwise lacking in strategic value in terms of its positioning or resources had seen it so far passed over in favour of more pressing targets. A significant force was in the process of being assembled, including four maniples of the Legio Excoriator and 15 sizeable frontline regiments of the Imperialis Auxilia, when the Eagle Warriors struck without warning.

Breaching orbital defenses with ease, the XIIIth Legion fleet was soon deploying wave after wave of assault troops to the planets surface. Giving the Quarith forces no time to regroup, the attack was relentless and unceasing. The damage inflicted was a convenient side effect to the fact that it kept the bulk of the abhuman armies away from Travier’s primary goal.

As violence and and bloodshed was meted out elsewhere, a hail of burning stars was blazing towards the vast encrustations that housed a portion of the beings and works responsible for this bloody crusade. Caestus Assault Rams, Dreadclaw and Kharybdis drop pods raced through streams of weapons fire that defied classification before slamming into and through the hive’s outer shell.

The first wave disgorged the Kaskuta, savage and psychologically unstable shock troops utterly suited for this sort of close quarters butchery. Behind them came the terminator elite of the Jaguar Toa, marching in the vanguards wake through wrecked rooms painted with foul ichor and littered with the corpses of the facility’s defenders. At first they acted simply as a mobile bulwark behind which the Apothecarion could begin their work in relative safety even though the battle still raged. As the Kaskuta exhausted their numbers, perhaps by design, in slaying yet more bizarre and lethal examples of Quarith genecrafting the Jagua Toa pushed forwards to form a second front line. Where their disturbed brethren had fought heedless of the damage done to themselves, the foe, or their surroundings; the terminators moved with a reserve rare for the Eagle Warriors. It is quite simple to deduct that they wished to mitigate any damage done to their specimens or the equipment surrounding them. Once the initial resistance had been removed, it seems that a stance of containment rather than obliteration was adopted. It is at this point records of battle within the facility cease.

Though running engagements with uncoordinated Quarith organisms persisted on Mithaas, Socraes informed the War Council that further reinforcements were quite unnecessary. The armies originally assembled to storm the planet were gladly redirected elsewhere, where they would proceed to contribute in reducing the timescale of several drawn out sieges. The conquest of Mithaas is recorded as having taken five months to complete, after which the Quarith headquarters were obliterated from orbit “in order to prevent the proliferation of technologies deemed forbidden by word of the Emperor and by the Crimson Accords of Mars.”

Such an action was lauded my many as an outstanding example of Socraes' fidelity. In truth, it only takes a little research to determine that there was a near constant flow of heavily armoured shuttles between the Jade Talon and the Quarith's base of operations. A little more digging, and certain parallels between the genetic abominations produced by the Quarith and those fielded by the Eagle Warriors begin to emerge.

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It looks to me like we need to do some character work on the EW. We have key figures in the Legion, but besides Travier they rather lack characterisation.

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There was one champ who warned the wardens on board of the flagship. Takar?

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True, though I wanted to make some tweaks to his position (partly to explain why he wasn't purged.

And he's very much established to be a Blackshield, not one of the Legion's main leaders.

Edited by bluntblade, 23 October 2019 - 12:27 PM.


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It looks to me like we need to do some character work on the EW. We have key figures in the Legion, but besides Travier they rather lack characterisation.


Are you thinking new characters or expanding on the pre-existing characters?
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Both.

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If he warns the Arngrim Valten on board sure he is a blackshield.

Open for Comissions, just PM me. The Wardens of Light were like golden blades, cutting down their enemies scarring the darkness.

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So we really need to work on Travier's inner circle.

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I've spoke with Sim about the situation of the Eagle Warriors.

As they are our main villains/ antagonists, they need some attention. Can't be dealt with as the very last one, eh?

Beginning November, I'll spend my time working on the Eagle Warriors. It's not a take-over or such, more a taking care of until either Meros returns or we are forces to elect a new master.

Have to finish my entry for the Liber Swap Challenge until end of month but I already got some ideas/ thoughts. But first, I need to dig into this thread.

Is AOs old thread still valuable or was it retconned?

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There may be some useful ideas, but we did retcon most of it.

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We should see, that everything fits to our legions. I think that will be the biggest challenge.

How become Ixi and Gwal friend for example.
Why did he fall
Does he still have his fathers ghost transplanted in his mind?
Which form of insanity does he have?
Is he insane?

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I'm going set out my views: he shouldn't be mad, and I don't like the father's ghost in his head.
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Like I said, I need to catch up but as of now, I'd rather have him being the enforcer of a ruling starseer caste or such. Being raised in their ideology, He struggles with the Imperium and only slowly adapts.
The whole ghost father thing is quite...difficult and strange.

Maybe give Travier something like a journal or whatever, with "prophecies" written down by his people, which can be Interpreten as the latest events of the GC. The more he dives into his worlds old lore, the more he is assured that everything is already written in stone, thus starting his downfall, etc. by following his "version" of those prophecies/ whatever. Bit vague like Curze and his "set path", which one might question if it was by his choices he made himself or a fix destiny.

Just my two cents without reading anything. ^^"

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The priesthood thing is fairly entrenched in the fluff, so I'd rather leave that.
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Blunt, had you written up one of your Praetor profiles for them?

Also I can try and see about devising a character smile.png I'll try and aim at something not priestlike or sorcerorish

Kel, would you be willing to chat with Griff and the others about possible characters and unit slots for crunch?
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I quite liked the way he was entirely hostile when found, for what it's worth. Makes for more distinction from Lorgar.



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Sure but like I said, I will start with them in November.

And even then, give me some days to get familiar with them and the real world related stuff, gather some thoughts, etc :)

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Yes I have. Forget his name, but his title is Worldcarver.

But we do need some characters to play key roles on Delos and elsewhere.

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Maybe we should just have everyone come up with their own new character.
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You guys could do that for sure, while I'm studying and come up with my own ideas in November. And then we'll have a look on them together. :)

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Alright, I promised that I'll start doing research for the EW and here we are. It's November and here's my current schedule for November and onwards:

 

- Reread First Heretic & Forgeworlds take on the Word Bearers to refresh my memories about canon

- Read the gathered lore of the EW found on their wiki page, the monthly challenges and the stories thread

- Get familiar with real world Aztec, Mayan cultures

- Dive into the lore of Age of Sigmar's Seraphon (or rather the old stuff of the lizardmen) & Warcraft's Zandalari Troll Empire (which suits the EW more than my Preds when thinking about it)

- For the lulz, Sith (Book of Sith, The Old Republic) :P

 

Don't how long but this will take me but my goal is to finish both, Word Bearers and Eagle Warriors by the end of the month in order to start potential revisions and additions.


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A siege of Terra/scouring concept.

 

The Bringers of Fourfold Destruction.

 

There were many fell confluences and alignments that emerged during the cataclysmic siege of Terra, threads drawn together by fate at long last. One of these was the Destroyer Cadres that would later be known to the Eagle Warriors and the bringers of Fourfold Destruction. Each one of these was of fell reputation long before the siege, bearing some of the most lethal weapons the Insurrectionists could bring to bear. From the Beserkers of Uran came the Fleshpyre, weilders of the Phosphex flame who had laughed with triumphant rage and butchered their foes even as the Jakarian hives burned with the deadly weapon they unleashed around them. They had emerged from the conflagration unscathed. From the drowned came the Sirenstorm, who had shattered bone and stone alike within the Khovan fortress enclaves, bringing them to the ground in deafening cacophonies that echoed within the seas for miles around. Another was the accursed Dune Serpent traitors of the Withertouch, who had reduced the settlers Kosfain to sludge outpost by outpost with prohibited viral weaponry. It was estranged sons of Kozja who made up the fourth, who had weaponised genetic weapons far beyond their Legions sanction, twisting the wardens of the Helrik void bastion into unrecognisable abominations as part of their field experiments. Puzzlingly, despite the Eagle Warrior's use of the term 'Fourfold Destruction', there was actually a fitfh Destroyer Cadre from the Predators Legion, best known for their use of Toxiferran weapons to devastate the Navigator enclaves of Yespur and their Halcyon warden defenders. Despite having seemingly had no prior contact with one another, once deployed during the siege they gravitated as if summoned towards the location of the Eagle Warrior Moritat known as the Herald of Destruction, who alone of his company had walked out of the Catacombs of Pymore with terrible new revelations revealed by the destruction he had wrought.

 

United under this terrible leader, the Destroyers were almost unstoppable and brought absolute ruin in their wake. The line upon the Lannos ramparts was broken, the Fetan trenchlines scourged of life. Then, nothing. After the siege the corpses of those who had survived within these companies to the end were found at a watchpost tower situated upon a Himalyan peak, having apparently died by each others hands.

 

Despite their ignoble ending, the events and nature of these Destroyers resonated within the surviving Legionaries of the Eagle Warriors. So much so that during the scouring a new cult was formed in homage to them, named the Fourfold Bringers of Destruction and seeking to use the same weapons and tactics as they did to glorify the four gods.

 

Of the fifth cadre, the Predators, they do not speak openly.

 

 

 

 

 

What really happened:

 

The Eagle Warrior readies himsef for the completion of a ritual in which he shall ascend to daemon prince (perhaps he suceeds, perhaps he doesn't) and the Malal Destroyers sieze their moment to strike. The others turn on them, but because they don't care as much about those outside their own cadre and only have the blessings of one god each all get caught in the crossfire of each others destructive weapons, and are slain.


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Might ask Algrim to do a Drowned Techmarine who could belong to the Sirenstorm.





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