you dont remember the war of the beats? the whole of holy terra in attendance to the greatest dj battle of all times! haha ill fix that in a bit.
as far as invictumos, i made a space image based on a theoretical mars with water. looks cool i think. ha. ill drop some new knowledge here. ill write everything all nice and proper and place it in the main post later.
Invictumos is a planet nicely vegetated planet, with wetlands being the primary biome found. the majority of the planet is covered in water, with a single massive main continent. it has 2 moons, that have no name/purpose/lore at this time. theyre a recent addition when i was creating the planet image. Liamane is the capital, and the fortress monastery of the Legion of the Iron Lions is plopped right in the center of it. the cities are all protected by great walls and manned at all times. it is dangerous to traverse the outside the cities, both feral beast and orks abide in the wild.
Invictumos was colonized during the peak of humanity, but after the men of iron took their toll upon humanity, invictumos was ravaged by destruction and humanity regressed technologically. during my initial creation 4 years ago, i thought of calling it the day the stars fell, but im not sure if ill keep the name or not. during the age of strife, the planet faced down feral orks time and time again. they became good at repelling the the attacks that came around every century or so. some time later, a fleet hailing from Forge World Cirilia arrived at the planet. Cirilia and Invictumos became trade partners, sharing knowldege, resouces, and culture. and so for millennia, the two coesxisted peacefully, and Cirilia introduced the machine cult to Invictumos, which they embraced to an extent.
due to being at constant war with orks, Invictumos developed a strong martial culture, and the planets military named the Lions of the Emperor, was formed. many of these soldiers took to augmenting their bodies heavily to increase their strength and reflexes in order to better fight off the orks, who with each century, were becoming stronger and stronger.
enter the great crusade. large men in black armor descended upon Invictumos demanding they bow to the emperor of mankind, but invictumos already had an emperor. the legions of Lions fought valiantly against the opressors, but ultimately lost, and compliance was forced.
following compliance, the ork problem olnly got worse. waaaghs would begin appearing instead of just bands of feral orks. the presence of strong orks on Invictumos would draw small fleets of orks to the planet for battle.
enter the war of the beast and the 4th founding. forces dedicated to destroying powerful waaaghs were required. Invictumos was selected to produce mighty Astartes that would specialize in bringing orks to their knees.
Many of the Lions of the Emperor's traditions and structure was adopted by the Astartes. The chapter is seen as a fellow Legion within the Lions of the Emperor, and even call their human counterparts fellow legionnaires.
i have never thought about how trials work, or how initiates are selected. ill have to think of something.