Since the other thread for Gathering Storm was closed I felt we needed a proper thread to discuss news and rumors for the next book.
First up is the announcement from WHC:
Psychic Awakening: A New Revelation?
The Phoenix has fallen and risen once more,* but the Psychic Awakening waits for no-one! Already rumours abound of another series of psychic phenomena. We suggest you watch this video to see what you can discern from the words ‘Faith and Fury’ that have been bandied about by half-mad Astropaths…
Are your psychic senses tingling? If not, you may want to head over to the Psychic Awakening page to check if there are any new updates. But before you go, we’ve got more for you – specifically, we’ve got a new piece of Psychic Awakening fiction, courtesy of Melissa Roddis. Enjoy!
So we know Sisters, Templars and a host of Chaos Legions are tied into the event, but what about rumors?
Nicked off Dakka (Source: "From our new favorite overlord french rumor monger (Kikasstou)"):
About Psychic Awakening Vol. 3 (BA vs Tyranids) :
_ Mephiston will get a new model. He is now a primaris.
About Psychic Awakening Vol. 2 :
_ Main focus is BT vs Chaos (CSM). SoB will be in it, but they are not the main focus of the book. Same goes for Imperial Guard.
_ Librarians, Chaplains and Techmarines "level 2" are making a comeback. Librarians and Chaplains know one more spell / litany and can cast one more spell / litany. Techmarines lvl 2 can repair a flat 3 damages instead of D3.
_ Access to those lvl 2 characters will work in the same manner as getting a Chapter Master or Ork Warphead. The stratagems to "upgrade" the characters will cost 1 CP.
_ All SM will have access to those lvl 2 characters (he doesn't know if SW, DA and BA will have access to Chaplains lvl 2 because they don't even know Litanies right now). He thinks it is only for SM and CSM will not have access to something similar but he's not sure.
_ BT cannot use IF stratagems / warlord traits / etc. PA2 will pretty much be its own supplement for BT : super-doctrine, warlord traits, relics, stratagems and their very own Litanies. He doesn't know if there will be any new model for BT (it was confirmed to him that there will be NO Primaris version or new model for Hellbrecht, Grimaldus and the Emperor's Champion).
_ Don't expect a lot of new models in general. There might be a new Chaos Sorcerer though.
So we shouldn't be expecting much for the loyalists (likely because Sisters will be coming out along side this book), but there is a chance of a Chaos Sorceror.
Rumors for book 3 being out make me think all the books may be done already and are being released in waves.