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IA: Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter [IG 2020]

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This is my main Chapter as it is on 40k Homebrew Wiki. All my art was developed by Algrim and Achilles of 40k homebrew wiki administration. That is the source site, and as a disclaimer all the 40k stuff belongs to GW, etc. (Just to be safe, I make no claims besides being the mind behind my brews.)

Nevermind, the image extension is now allowed here. Please look there for the art. 
 

Chapter Datafile: Bloodmoon Hunters



 

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The Bloodmoon Hunters

Bloodmoon Hunter Mk VII Journeyman
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Bloodmoon Hunter Brother
Bloodmoon Hunter Journeyman (Raptor School Hunters) of the 3rd Hunt Company ("Blades of Folsom"), 7th Battleline Squad.


Date:...............57.M42
Ref:................LBC//TEC7710101
By:.................TechCaptain
Re:.................Adeptus Astartes - Bloodmoon Hunters
Thought:............"The Blood of the moon looms as shadows deepen in it's red glare."



CHAPTER NAME: .............. THE Bloodmoon Hunters
FOUNDING: ..................13TH [M.35] Dark Founding
CHAPTER WORLD: .............Aigéad Fuil
FORTRESS MONASTERY: ........Folsom's Keep and Lebenmali Star Fort
GENE-SEED (PREDECESSOR): ...Unknown (Claims to be Iron Hands, Inquisitorial Investigation Ongoing)
KNOWN DESCENDANTS: ........."NONE"

 

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Allegiance: Imperium of Man (Fedelitas Constantus)
Chapter Master: Hunt Grandmaster Shasmu Khonsu
Size Estimate: 500 to 600
Specialty: Small Unit Tactics, Assassination, Ambushes, Covert Actions, Asset Retrieval, Tracking and Pursuit Actions, and High Technology
Battle Cry: "Hunters of the lost." ; "Harvesters of knowledge."
Colours: Dusty Dark Red and Dark Grey

 
The Bloodmoon Hunters are a stalwart and dedicated non-codex compliant Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 13th Founding, the so-called 'Dark Founding'. Little is known of this mysterious founding as there are no reliable records that indicate how many Chapters were conceived during this Founding or what became of them. Extant records indicate that the Bloodmoon Hunters were supposedly created during this Founding around the time a recorded prophecy foretold their inception. It is generally believed that the Adeptus Mechanicus might have played a role in the creation of this Chapter, as their inception occurred sometime in early M35, during the divisive and widespread doctrinal conflict known as the Moirae Schism. The Bloodmoon Hunters were known to maintain close ties with the Archmagos of the Cult Mechanicus as well, receiving a wide diversity of arms and weaponry, including power blades and relic weaponry of the finest quality and rare, advanced patterns of armored vehicles and gunships. 
 
Chapter History

Bloodmoon Hunters Sergeant 2nd Hunt Company
Bloodmoon Hunter Sergeant

Bloodmoon Hunter Sergeant
Bloodmoon Hunters Sergeant (Lupine School Hunters), 2nd Hunt Company ("Blood Seekers"), 3rd Battleline Squad, wearing relic Mk III Power Armour and armed with a Combi-Bolter/Melta

Suspected to be Founded in the 35th millennium as part of the mysterious 13th Founding, the Bloodmoon Hunters were created around a time a prophecy was recorded. "Under the Blood Moon of Harvests, Hunters of the immaterial will find not what they seek but the answer to the question unasked." During the Moirae Schism, the Bloodmoon Hunters were formed with close association to the Cult Mechanicus. The Chapter was given three missions for it's priorities. The first was to guard the warp corridor known as the Sanguis Portus. This was the only stable set of warp routes out to the Fringes of the Ishtar Subsector. This mandate would be the binding chain that kept them beyond the edge of most known centers of power. The second was to support the Fleets being sent into the far reaches of the Fringes. And Lastly the Bloodmoon Hunters were to guard the Ishtar Subsector as a whole. 
 
Bloodmoon Hunters have stayed in the shadows for most of it's time. However, the Bloodmoon Hunters and their ways has made impacts on the Eastern Fringe as they combat various Xenos threats and worse threats of heretics that haunt the fringes. During the years leading to the Great Rift, Bloodmoon Hunters performed various hunts earning honor for their Chapter. Even with this they are little known to the majority of the Imperium, records being what they are few hear of their accomplishments. 
 
The Great Rift Opens and the Noctis Aeterna cuts off the systems of the Ishtar Sub-sector from each other and the wide galaxy. As darkness descends across the Sub-sector a variety of threats threaten to see it burn in the fires of war. Corruption and Heresy surges within the ranks of the local Ecclesiarchy and Mechanicus.  Necrons emerge on Incendius Lux, Delta Lux, and Crucia. The Frontier Worlds erupt into chaos as House Fásacha, the Lunar Venatorii Cavalry Regiments, and Ishtar Rangers struggle to repel a tide of Drukhari, Ork Freebooter, Chaos, and Harlequin raiders. Orks from the nearby Charadon Empire emerge near the Contrador system sparking continuous naval battles. The Penal World of Contrition erupts in revolt, and Khornate cults emerge wherever Penal Regiments are stationed. Finally, the Bloodmoon Hunters chapter sees the Great Rift as the herald of the fulfillment of the Prophecy of Blood, and fervently seek to identify and defeat signs of the prophecy.
 
The Primaris Marines of Cawl have yet to make it as far as the Ishtar Fringe Corridor known as Sanguis Portus but rumor has it a squad of Hellbasters in Bloodmoon Hunters colors have made themselves known among the Unnumbered Sons and are on their way to join their brethren on the Eastern Fringe. As it stands The Comhairle of Fiach has yet to make judgement on the rumors nor on Primaris Marines in general. Like all on the front, they wait for proof of the abilities to survive the ends of the Imperium.
 
Homeworld

On the former Icy Hive World, now turned Volcanic Death World of Aigéad Fuil in the Damuterr System, a single settlement, protected by void shields exists on this world, has a burgeoning society of techno-barbaric gangs. They are allowed to commit their gang warfare in the trade city as long as they don't attack off-worlders and give a tithe to the Astartes overlords. The Techno-Barbarians use armored vehicles, and scavenge from failed recon teams and aircraft from the wastelands due to the acidic atmosphere. But the risks of these expeditions and the rapidly degrading hulls of the vehicles cause inter-gang warfare, as gangs fight for loot and intact hulls for their own craft.The hardened youth, with an experience of armored warfare and technological expertise are perfect candidates for the Astartes. The ancient hives that eked out a harsh living on the acid-rain soaked planet of Aigéad Fuil was brought into the Imperial Fold, and would be gifted to the Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter for overseeing the warp routes further into the Ishtar Fringes that would become known as the Sanguis Portus, or the Blood Gate. Few others make life out of heavily processed ancient lower hives of hives whose void shields has failed over time. 
 

Fortress-Monastery

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Notable Campaigns

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Organization


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Chapter Recruitment

The gangs of Aigéad Fuil are monitored for their potential. When a likely candidates, for the Astartes of the Bloodmoon Hunters, are observed they are told that the representatives of the God-Emperor would like an audience and to bring an offering of a hide from one of the great beasts of the wastelands. Once the potential hunter has found a suitable offering and was able to defeat it, the aspirant must traverse to the great citadel of the Hunters of the Bloody Dark in the ravine and cave system that is the entrance of Folsom Keep. To accomplish this they must pass the trials of the Hunters and face the various beasts that hunt the hunters. Once the aspirant has proven capable and clever enough to make it to the entrance their final task is to hunt a group of cyborgs that are under the control of a Master while under the influence of a special cocktail of drugs meant to test the mind of the aspirants. Those able to defeat their enemies or better yet find the mastermind under these conditions are then inducted into the Chapter having proved they are cunning enough in the hunt. 
 
Chapter Beliefs

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Combat Doctrine


Inquisitorial Note
Some Inquisitors who fight beside the Bloodmoon Hunters notice the Bloodmoon Hunters use similar tactics to ones Traitor Marines have been observed using, and have a similar obsession with hunting.


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Geneseed


Inquisitorial Notation
Deathwatch Apothecaries noted unusual divergence in the Bloodmoon Hunters' gene-seed when they in service to the Deathwatch.


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Notable Members


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Chapter Fleet

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Chapter Relics


Adeptus Mechanicus Observations
Adeptus Mechanicus Rune Priests compared images of Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter relics to those of pre-Heresy Raven Guard, and noted striking similarities.


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Deathwatch Service

The Bloodmoon Hunters are known to be a great source of knowledgeable Masters of the Forge for Deathwatch Outposts. Most Artificers of the Bloodmoon Hunters will spend several years in service with the Deathwatch as a matter of pride. All the Bloodmoon Hunters are trained in the ways of the priests of mars to a larger degree then most chapters by the Techmarines of the chapter. Due to this the Bloodmoon Hunters will offer their kill-team a great amount of knowledge on both imperial and xeno technological works. The relentless dedication with which a Hunter will pursue their objectives makes them ideal for the harder tasks the more humanitarian chapters would struggle to carry out. 
 
Artificers trained as both the Spiritual keepers of the Bloodmoon Hunters as well as the Technology masters for their Chapter also provide inspiration and guidance to their Brother Astartes in the Deathwatch when they serve the long vigil. Even Bloodmoon Hunters who are not artificers find it a great honor to be chosen as the representatives to the Inquisition from the Chapter on how to hunt the Alien. Being chosen by the masters for such an honor is an aspiration for many a Journeymen. 
 
Chapter Appearance

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Notable Quotes

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Edited by TechCaptain, 15 May 2020 - 07:22 PM.

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I like your detailed and imaginative IA. It can do with some polishing, though.

The Primaris Marines of Crawl

You misspelled Cawl's name.

Inquisitor Adam Clarke

Is he named after Isaac Clarke, protagonist of the video game Dead Space?

Hunt Master - (Chapter Master)

To avoid confusion with a White Scars Master of the Hunt, maybe give the Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter Master the title "Grandmaster of the Hunt" instead?

'Jager Verfolger'' (Battle Barge)'

The German word for "hunter" is spelled "Jäger" (note the umlaut) or "Jaeger" (note the additional "e", used if an umlaut is unavailable). German grammar also requires all nouns to be capitalized.
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Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

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Thanks for the response. I did change the Hunt Master to Hunt Grandmaster and did the spelling fixes. Inquisitor was indeed named after Isaac Clarke from Dead Space but also Adam from Deus Ex. Now though he is very much his own guy in a way lol. I was thinking of eventually getting the rest of my guys and stuff up here. 


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Chapter Personnel Datafile: Scáth Hiachóir



 

Titles Held: Sergeant (M39); Master (M40)
Languages Spoken: High Gothic, Low Gothic
Roles within the Chapter: Veteran Sergeant (M39); Stalkers of Ishtar Master (M40); Master of the Void (M40); Venerable Dreadnought (M41)
Allegiance: Imperium of Man
Chapter: Bloodmoon Hunters
DOB: 479.M39
Skin Colour: Tan
Hair Colour: Blond
Height: 7.2 feet 

 
Scáth Hiachóir was a Veteran Marine of the Bloodmoon Hunters Space Marine Chapter in M39 as the leader of the Scáth Hiachóir Hunting Party during the Blue Hand Heresy. Sergeant Scáth Hiachóir led his brothers to victory securing drop zones for Imperial reinforcements and tying up Blue Hand Traitors until the reinforcements could arrive. Eventually ascending to the seat of Master of one the sacred companies, Scáth Hiachóir became one of the most successful hunters the Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter has ever known.
 

History



Raised within the only Hive city left of Aigéad Fuil, Scáth was the son of a hive gang warlord. Raised from birth in the ways of a leader, Scáth was taught to fight and kill for his gang. In the wastelands and tunnels of his world there was many dangers but only those like him were willing to step outside the safety of the void shields to get more resources for survival. The Techno-Barbarians of Aigéad Fuil are known to be great scavengers and even though not sanctioned by the Adepts of the Mechanicus to make their vehicles and weapons to work in a dizzying array of unusual patterns. Seeking recruits, the Bloodmoon Hunters Artificers sent Scáth a vision through the use of rare holography technology of where the challenge of faith and blood must be performed. Making his way through the dangerous tunnels and acid wastelands of Aigéad Fuil with several of his gang to Folsom's Keep to become one of hunters among the stars.
 
As an Aspirant, Scáth performed the ultimate test of the Bloodmoon Hunters to ambush and capture a Master of the Bloodmoon Hunters. In his particular trial, Scáth had to capture the infamous Master of the 5th Hunt Company, ''Stalkers of Ishtar''. The marines of 5th Hunt company are as stealthy as they are fearsome, they specialize in infiltrating the enemy and weakening them from within. So the Master of such a company was the pinnacle of Asymmetric warfare and unorthodox tactics. It's a rare Aspirant who can catch a glimpse of this mysterious master, but Scáth through performed well through the use of his fellow gang members and group tactics. His ability to see the battlefield quickly and adapt was recognized as his party of aspirants were recognized to become Hunters of the Bloodmoon.
 
If the challenge wasn't hard enough, Scáth had to perform his feat while under the effects of drugs meant to bring his worst fears to life. The Master had used every trick in the book to off settle and trick the young aspirant but through it all he did well. These early uses of group tactics lead him into the Lupine School of training for the Bloodmoon Hunters. Here he learned ways to hunt more efficiently as a member of a party, he learned Hit and run and how to harass an opponent to the location of one's choosing. As a Apprentice, he recon the enemy, identified ambush zones and laid traps. Further he learned the ins and outs of the tactical support and harassing techniques as he moved from Apprentice to Journeyman. 
 
Through the years, Scáth proved to be a creative and thorough Hunter. He eventually worked his way up the ranks to Sergeant and from there worked his particular methods with the additions of learning from other Schools of Hunting. Surviving and Hunting for centuries eventually he became a respected veteran of the Stalkers of Ishtar. One of the few Veterans that wasn't apart the Masters of the Hunt. He worked to being one of the trusted to lead hunts in 5th Hunt Company. His exploits as a leader of Hunts made him one of the most respected in the Chapter. 
 
For Several Centuries he eventually rose to Master rank. He became the Master of the Void in addition to his duties as the Master of the 5th Hunt Company in early M40. During one of the great hunts he personally lead in late M40 he was gravely injured. Placed into a Dreadnought, the former Master of the Void serves as a Venerable Dreadnought in the Masters of the Hunt. He is called upon when his wisdom is needed, or when the foes or so great that a Grand Hunt is called.
 

Personality



A tactical and strategic genius with a reserved nature. His turn of mind maps out enemy tactics as if was a book he had already read. He has tendencies driven towards personal achievement and competition to prove individual superiority. Scáth has a general disregard and suspicion of the mere trappings of honor and glory, favoring results by any means necessary like most of his Chapter. Not being blindly obedient expects to act upon his own initiative and feels others should do the same. Aloof and autonomous in his ways as normal for Bloodmoon Hunters and so is at odds with most other chapters.
 
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to their situation represents the core of the Bloodmoon Hunters' combat doctrine. As he prepares to engage his opponents, Scáth is always careful to identify all of his assets and utilize them to the fullest means possible. Generally reserved, Scáth stays in the shadows until the right time to speak. When he does he tends to be very recalcitrant and terse, often condemning the more direct tactics. Scáth is extremely intelligent and possesses naturally well-developed problem-solving abilities as well possesses a near-genius ability to observe, memorize and adapt to any situation.
 
 

Wargear M39



*Subrique "Bullpup" Cyber-Mastiff Variant, Nimit - Nimit is carefully crafted as a true terror weapon, a massively built and heavily-armored steel construct of considerable bulk. Equipped with sub-sonic Voxhailers that continually emit a selection of low frequency vocalizations designed to trigger fear in the local population where they are deployed, this mode finds frequent use during intense riots. Capable of shrugging off most small arms fire and of bringing down even large groups of well-armed opponents. Nimit is equipped with shock jaws that can also double as Chainblade weapons. His modifications include magnetic locking feet and jaws which enable the creature to lock on to a target and hold it in place. Nimit tracks, hunts, and kills any target loaded into his sophisticated spoor-identifying protocols, equipped with a pair of Gamma weapons in pods mounted on the shoulders, this formidable equipment suite is combined with an insidiously effective training regimen, which electrically stimulates the cogitator's cortical centres upon completion of a successful "find". This practice causes Nimit to become obsessive and tireless in his duties.
 
*Volkite Serpenta - Blasts from Volkite Weapons were even known to be able to penetrate the thick ceramite plates of Space Marine Power Armour with one concentrated shot. Volkite Weapons produced a deflagrating attack, in which subsonic combustion caused by a beam of thermal energy propagated through a target material by thermodynamic heat transfer so that hot burning material heated the next layer of cold material and ignited it. A Volkite Weapon's heat ray had a devastating effect on organic matter, explosively burning flesh into ash and jetting fire.
 
*Archaeotech Pistol - An Archaeotech Pistol was an ancient sidearm dating back to the Age of Technology. This type of pistol was capable of firing a variety of projectiles, be they micro-atomic munitions or searing directed energy kill-rays that drew power from a planet's magnetosphere. Archaeotech Pistols often served as the sidearms of high-ranking Imperial nobles and Imperial Army and Space Marine commanders during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras.
 
*MK III Relic Iron Power Armor Variant -  It has more frontal protection than the Mark II Armour, but the weight of the rear armour was lessened to compensate. The suit uses a heavy armored helmet with sloping plates designed to deflect shots to the left and right, thus inspiring its name as the Iron Pattern. The helmet inspired the Mark IV and VI helmet designs. The wedge-shaped helmet (designed to deflect incoming fire from the front) formed the basis for the later distinctive Corvus Beak helmet of the Mark VI Pattern. Modified for stealthier operations.
 

Scáth Hiachóir Hunting Party, M39, Blue Hand Heresy



 
*Artificer Jared Leictreach - 
 
**Apprentice Trodaire Gearr - When dressed down from his normal gear keeping only a prized dagger even then, he had made from the chitin of a Léim Portán that he kept as a good luck charm. Standing 6' 6" tall, this tan skinned man has an unlikable feel about him, and he has a strange burn mark on his left leg from getting caught in a vent blast in the tunnels of Aigéad Fuil. His lean face has a softly shaped jaw, a pointed nose, large ears and thin lips to go with his grey eyes that are deep set, and fine eyebrows. A very short, fine, brown hair which is neatly styled matched his short arms, a heavy torso, and toned legs that spoke of heavy weight training and weapons work. He has a mythical creature tattoo across his entire left arm that shown even wearing scruffy, garish clothes that are mostly pastel-coloured and slightly too small. The dagger is flexible, currently has a sharp edge, and has mysterious engravings across it that only has meaning for his past hunts. It has an impractical guard, a tattered purple leather grip, and a large red gem set in the pommel. It is of an average weight, is well balanced and is comfortable to use for a long time. His first hunt outside the immediate confines of their system was during the Blue Hand Heresy, fresh from being made Astartes he was still in his growth but already showed the potential for the Raptor School.

Edited by TechCaptain, 06 May 2020 - 11:36 PM.

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Planetary Dataslate: Aigéad Fuil





Class = Death World (δτ)/Adeptus Astartes Homeworld
Orb. Dist = Unknown
Temperature = Unknown
Gravity = Terran Standard
Population = ~1 Billion
Military Forces = Bloodmoon Hunters, Various Hive Gangs
Tithe Grade = Aptus Non
Production Grade = N/A
Affiliation = Imperium of Man
Ruler = N/A
Government = N/A
Aestimare = D500
Segmentum = Segmentum Ultima
Subsector = Ishtar Subsector
System = Damuterr System



With hostile atmosphere and frequent tectonic shifts, the survivors to take particular care about their airtight environment, oxygen rationing, geothermal energy and the fragility of the tectonic plates. They are hardy folks, who use a lot of breathing suits, have great knowledge of mineralogy and technically competent on a level of your standard Forge worlders. The need for everyone to know how to replace air-filters. The great subterranean hive and former great subterranean hives of Aigéad Fuil are a reverse of a typical hive. The lowest reaches of the hives are the safest where the techno-barbarians have some organization and security but the upper hives where scavengers prey is where the lawless infest to get the limited supplies from the only working space port.

The space port is protected by ancient void shields but further was rebuilt out of specially made glass as the only material that could survive long term in Sulfuric acid. But this has meant that the connection to outside the planet is extremely fragile. Any ships that deliver supplies or pick up cargo have to go through special precautions lest they destroy the port or have their hulls fail and crash in the wastelands.
 
 

Biosphere



Sulfuric acid is produced in the upper atmosphere of Aigéad Fuil by the Sun's photochemical action on carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and water vapor. Ultraviolet photons of wavelengths less than 169 nm can photodissociate carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and atomic oxygen. Atomic oxygen is highly reactive. When it reacts with sulfur dioxide, a trace component of the Aigéad Fuilian atmosphere, the result is sulfur trioxide, which can combine with water vapor, another trace component of Aigéad Fuil's atmosphere, to yield sulfuric acid. In the upper, cooler portions of Aigéad Fuil's atmosphere, sulfuric acid exists as a liquid, and thick sulfuric acid clouds completely obscure the planet's surface when viewed from above. The main cloud layer extends from 45–70 km above the planet's surface, with thinner hazes extending as low as 30 km and as high as 90 km above the surface. The permanent Aigéad Fuilian clouds produce a concentrated acid rain, as the clouds in the atmosphere of Earth produce water rain.

The atmosphere exhibits a sulfuric acid cycle. As sulfuric acid rain droplets fall down through the hotter layers of the atmosphere's temperature gradient, they are heated up and release water vapor, becoming more and more concentrated. When they reach temperatures above 300 °C, sulfuric acid begins to decompose into sulfur trioxide and water, both in the gas phase. Sulfur trioxide is highly reactive and dissociates into sulfur dioxide and atomic oxygen, which oxidizes traces of carbon monoxide to form carbon dioxide. Sulfur dioxide and water vapor rise on convection currents from the mid-level atmospheric layers to higher altitudes, where they will be transformed again into sulfuric acid, and the cycle repeats.

Sulfuric acid is formed naturally by the oxidation of sulfide minerals, such as iron sulfide. The resulting water can be highly acidic and is called acid mine drainage or acid rock drainage. This acidic water is capable of dissolving metals present in sulfide ores, which results in brightly colored, toxic streams. The oxidation of pyrite (iron sulfide) by molecular oxygen produces iron.

 

History



During the time before the Horus Heresy, Aigéad Fuil was a Icy Hive World where the air was sulfuric and an outpost of the Death Guard Legion. Here they stored great many munitions for the wars to be conducted on the Imperium's behalf. The Ultramarines sent a fleet to exterminate the planet to deny the enemy their munition stocks. Upon arriving to Aigéad Fuil, the Ultramarines committed to Exterminatus via Tectonic bombing. The Tectonic bombing was aimed at dormant Super Volcanoes across the planet. The extreme heat and gases expelled by the super volcanoes would cause a planet extinction event similar to what ended dinosaurs on Earth.

During the Exterminatus of the planet, the Pharos gets activated and the Ultramarines make way for Macagge at fastest possible speed, missing the fact a few Hives survived. The eruptions destroyed most of the hives and left the world in a almost terminally volcanic active state. Only a few hives urvive by have beem position in the far reaches of Aigéad Fuil where it was still cooler. Throughout the Heresy records of this incident and even of the world of Aigéad Fuil get destroyed. This left this world lost along with the worlds beyond the Sanguis Portus. For the next several thousand years this world was forgotten by time.

Next when the Imperium rediscovered the Damuterr System, the world of Aigéad Fuil was a much harsher world with Tectonic instability and acidic atmosphere. The surviving hives had to be brought into compliance. This action was done by the newly founded Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter in M35. During the Compliance Action tragedy struck when containment on one of the vaults of the Death Guard was broken causing a mutagenic outbreak. In response the entire chapter was called to deal with the fighting. Over the course of fighting the mutagen infected Hive the Command and veterans of the Bloodmoon Hunters were falling in droves. In a desperate act to contain the threat Artificer Folsom deactivated the Void Shields of the Hive. The Acid of Aigéad Fuil destroyed all who had remained in the Hive.

The rest of the War of compliance was directed at the senior most person left, Artificer Folsom. Through use of ambush tactics and small unit fighting in the great tunnel systems, he claimed the world for the Bloodmoon Hunters.
 

Fortress-Monastery



The Fortress-Monastery of the Bloodmoon Hunters is actually split in two. On the surface of Aigéad Fuil under heavy void shields is the Citadel known as Folsom's Keep. At Folsom's Keep Aspirants are gathered once they have made it through the trials for their initial training and indoctrination. Floating in orbit above is Lebenmali, a grand Star Fort designed specifically for the Bloodmoon Hunters and their mission to watch over the Warp Corridors of Sanguis Portus.

Lebenmali is essentially a mobile battle station. In form and scale, it is nearer a planetoid than a conventional vessel; it is a mighty cathedral of war that dwarfs the largest Battle Barge, and wields the firepower of a formidable fleet. The size of a large asteroid, its foredeck can dock a dozen Imperial Navy Cruisers around its circumference. The hull of the star fort is many kilometres long, triangular in cross-section with its upper surface bristling with weapons and sensorium domes. Every surface was clad in solid armour plating and every angle was covered by more torpedo tubes and Lance batteries than any Imperial Battleship could muster. Countless smaller spacecraft, repair craft and unmanned scouts orbited like supplicants jostling for attention, and the wake of the titanic engines seemed to churn the void itself with the force of their plasma fire. Its sides are studded with the maws of Macrocannons, missile clusters, Thunderhawk launch bays, and Plasma Mortars, while the spires that rise from its surface are serrated with hundreds of Defense Laser cupolas.
 

Folsom's Keep



Folsom's Keep is the Bloodmoon Hunter's Citadel for training and indoctrination. On the opposite side of the planet of the remaining hive of Aigéad Fuil sits this mighty fortress protected by several layers of ground as well as the heaviest void shields the Imperium could produce. Small to be considered a true Fortress-Monastary but still large enough to have the training grounds for the various methods of combat that the Bloodmoon Hunters engage in. In the outer tunnel structures, the Bloodmoon Hunters allow the natural Flora and Fauna flourish as a first layer of defense and as a challenge to all Aspirants. Getting through the Damhán Alla traps as well as colonies of Aiteann Péisteanna is no easy feat even for an Astartes in full armor much less the humans who test themselves to become true Hunters.

This sombre keep serves as a shrine to the memory of fallen Bloodmoon Hunters who battled the Chapter's gravest foes. Whenever an Aspirant undergoes his ordeal of initiation, he must first make a pilgrimage to this mighty edifice and call upon the spirits thy lie within. A place of pilgrimage to test the endurance of the faithful and to serve as a memorial to unwavering devotion to the Emperor.
 

Flora & Fauna



Fungi

The plant-like organisms on this planet are mostly many types of fungi. Flowers are almost non-existent, which is hard to tell, as many fungi species can be confused for flowers due to their shapes and colors, especially when looked at from a distance. But not all fungi species are small and colorful, some can reach incredible sizes.

Many organisms use the common tricks to prevent being eaten, like tasting bad, being poisonous or by growing thorns. But there is one species which has taken thorns to the next level. They can generally be divided into two groups. The first uses its thorns to spread itself to other areas, because inside those thorns, which get stuck in animals, are seeds, ready to be taken grow within the animal becoming food for the Fungi. The second group uses the thorns purely for defense and is capable of using them as projectiles. If an animal eats too much of this species, it will bombarded the animal with thorns that are filled with poison.
 
Exterminatus blossom

A highly acidic liquid drops onto the ground below the plant. This liquid dissolves any other living organisms in the spot where it lands and also breaks down rocks and other large particles into a nutrient-rich seed bed. When seeds mature and drop from the flower, they land in this "safe site" and germinate readily under the protection of the parent plant. This highly evolved form of "parenting" has rarely been observed in plants. The plant consists of one central stem with two tendril like appendages; each of these three sections has a red bud hidden within the leaves. It is from the bud that the toxic spores are ejected.
 
Smugairle Aigéad

The Smugairle Aigéad concentrates sulfuric acid in cell vacuoles. The primary function of the accumulated acid in the Smugairle Aigéad's life history is unknown.It is thought to provide an important ecological defense.

The Smugairle Aigéad mainly free-swimming/flying atmosphere animals with umbrella-shaped bells and trailing tentacles, although a few are not mobile, being anchored to the ground by stalks. The bell can pulsate to provide propulsion and highly efficient locomotion. The tentacles are armed with stinging cells and may be used to capture prey and defend against predators. Smugairle Aigéad have a complex life cycle; the medusa is normally the sexual phase, the planula larva can disperse widely and is followed by a sedentary polyp phase.

The main feature of a Smugairle Aigéad is the umbrella-shaped bell. This is a hollow structure consisting of a mass of transparent jelly-like matter known as mesoglea, which forms the hydrostatic skeleton of the animal. 95% or more of the mesogloea (the tissue that functions as a hydro-static skeleton) consists of Concentrated Sulfuric Acid, but it also contains collagen and other fibrous proteins, as well as wandering amoebocytes which can engulf debris and bacteria. The mesogloea is bordered by the epidermis on the outside and the gastrodermis on the inside. The edge of the bell is often divided into rounded lobes known as lappets, which allow the bell to flex. In the gaps or niches between the lappets are dangling rudimentary sense organs known as rhopalia, and the margin of the bell often bears tentacles.
 
Aiteann Péisteanna

Each body segment has a pair of fleshy protrusions called parapodia that bear many bristles, called chaetae, which are made of chitin. Aiteann Péisteanna are segmented worms, generally less than 10 cm (4 in) in length, although ranging at the extremes from 1 mm (0.04 in) to 3 m (10 ft). They can sometimes be brightly coloured, and may be iridescent or even luminescent. Each segment bears a pair of paddle-like and highly vascularized parapodia, which are used for movement and, in many species, act as the worm's primary respiratory surfaces. Bundles of bristles, called setae, project from the parapodia.

However, Aiteann Péisteanna vary widely from this generalised pattern, and can display a range of different body forms. The most generalised polychaetes are those that crawl along the bottom, but others have adapted to many different ecological niches, including burrowing, swimming, pelagic life, tube-dwelling or boring, commensalism, and parasitism, requiring various modifications to their body structures.

The head, or prostomium, is relatively well developed, compared with other annelids. It projects forward over the mouth, which therefore lies on the animal's underside. The head normally includes two to four pair of eyes, although some species are blind. These are typically fairly simple structures, capable of distinguishing only light and dark, although some species have large eyes with lenses that may be capable of more sophisticated vision.

The head also includes a pair of antennae, tentacle-like palps, and a pair of pits lined with cilia, known as "nuchal organs". These latter appear to be chemoreceptors, and help the worm to seek out food. Once finding food colonies of the Aiteann Péisteanna would leap or make way to the food source using Sulfuric Acid mucus to break down a creature for them to feed. Generally it will burrow inside a creature and eat from the inside out.
 
Damhán Alla

Damhán Alla are tube-dwelling spiders that construct rudimentary trap-doors. They spend most of their time here and are rarely seen above ground. The medium to large spiders range from five to fifteen feet long. They are characterized by their downward pointing, daggerlike chelicerae, and the segmented series of plates on the upper surface of the abdomen. The carapace is mostly flat, though it can be slightly elevated near the head. The eyes are distinctly clustered together on a single nodule. Anterior median eyes are small, but posterior median eyes are large and round. The lateral eyes are long and kidney-shaped. The distal leg segments have strong spines and three claws. Chelicerae are vertically attached to the cephalothorax. In the past, they were frequently believed to lack venom, but it was shown that at least some Damhán Alla species have venom glands.

They are active at night and live for many years. Although most species live in burrows, cave-dwelling species also fasten their retreats to the cave walls. Both burrows and retreats are sealed with woven doors. Trapdoor nests are generally built in shady areas with moss or sparse vegetation. Some make silk trip-lines radiating away from the burrow entrance. Adult males sometimes wander in search for females, but females rarely leave their burrows. The respiratory system consists only of book lungs, which could help explain why they are relatively inactive.
 
Léim Portán

Léim Portán do not build webs to trap prey, though all of them produce silk for drop lines and sundry reproductive purposes; some are wandering hunters and the most widely known are ambush predators. Some species sit on or beside Fungi, where they grab visiting creatures. Individuals of some species are able to change color over a period of some days, to match their surroundins on which they are sitting. Some species frequent promising positions where they await prey, and some of them sit in the open, where they are startlingly good mimics. The medium to large spiders range from eight to twenty-five centimeters long.

Other species of Léim Portán with flattened bodies either hunt in the crevices or shelter under such crevices by day, and come out at night to hunt. In each case, Léim Portán use their powerful front legs to grab and hold on to prey while paralysing it with a venomous bite. Some Léim Portán hunt other creatures in ways that seem intelligent, outflanking their victims or luring them from their webs. Laboratory studies show that Léim Portán's instinctive tactics are only starting points for a trial-and-error approach from which these spiders learn very quickly how to overcome new prey species.
 
Spúinse

Clinging with root-like “rhizoids” to the soft, muddy sediment, the Spúinse captures prey that pass by its branches. Typically, Spúinse feed by straining bacteria and bits of organic material Sulfuric Oxide air they filter through their bodies. However, carnivorous Spúinse snare their preywith barbed hooks that cover the Spúinse’s branching limbs. Once the Spúinse has its prey in its clutches, it envelops the animal in a thin membrane, and then slowly begins to digest it.

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Chapter Personnel Dataslate: Apothecary Ian Creiche



 

Languages Spoken = High Gothic, Low Gothic
Role = Apothecary
Allegiance = Imperium of Man
Chapter = Bloodmoon Hunters; Deathwatch
Gender = Male
Species = Transhuman; Astartes
Worships = Omminissah
Relatives = None
DOB = Unknown
Skin Colour = Tan
Hair Colour = Brown
Height = 6.8 feet 

 
Ian Creiche is a member of the Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter's Apothecarion that has been seconded to the Long Vigil with the Ordo Xenos Chamber Militant - the Deathwatch. An expert marksman and highly knowledgeable about both xenos and Imperial biology, he makes a valuable member of the Kill-Teams. Ian's knowledge of poisons is second only to some very knowledgeable Drukhari Haemonculi.
 

History



Raised within the only Hive city left of Aigéad Fuil, Ian was the son of a mushroom farmer. Raised from birth in the ways of scavenging the only real food source on the planet. In the wastelands and tunnels of his world there was many dangers but only those like him were willing to step outside the safety of the void shields to get more resources for survival. The Techno-Barbarians of Aigéad Fuil are known to be great scavengers and even though not sanctioned by the Adepts of the Mechanicus to make their vehicles and weapons to work in a dizzying array of unusual patterns. Seeking recruits, the Bloodmoon Hunters sent Ian a vision through the use of rare holography technology of where the challenge of faith and blood must be performed. Making his way through the dangerous tunnels and acid wastelands of Aigéad Fuil to Folsom's Keep to become one of hunters among the stars.
 
His experience dealing with the Fungi of Aigéad Fuil lead to an interesting method of hunting. Many organisms use the common tricks to prevent being eaten, like tasting bad, being poisonous or by growing thorns. But there is one species which has taken thorns to the next level. They can generally be divided into two groups. The first uses its thorns to spread itself to other areas, because inside those thorns, which get stuck in animals, are seeds, ready to be taken grow within the animal becoming food for the Fungi. The second group uses the thorns purely for defense and is capable of using them as projectiles. If an animal eats too much of this species, it will bombarded the animal with thorns that are filled with poison.
 
Among the dangers he had to content with to get the merely edible of these deadly mushrooms was also the Léim Portán. Léim Portán are ambush creatures that are large and spider like. The dangers really present are when they mimic their surroundings. The medium to large spiders range from eight to twenty-five centimeters long. Very deadly and containing poisons, Ian had his work cut out to be able to harvest fungi for his family and for the hive. The mortality rate among the inhabitants of Aigéad Fuil is very high. 
 
Ambushing and capturing a Master of the Bloodmoon Hunters is the final stage of trials for an aspirant before they become an apprentice. In his particular trial, Ian had to capture the infamous Master of the Blood Seekers. The marines of 2nd Hunt company are Tireless and Ruthless Hunters they are known fielding large amounts of Assault Marines and Reivers. So the Master of such a company was the pinnacle of close combat. It's a rare Aspirant who can best this master, but Ian through performed well through the use of poisons and accurate fire. His ability to see the battlefield quickly and adapt was recognized he was recognized to become a Hunter of the Bloodmoon. He learned how to use his weapons from a young age at any range he was skilled in both close and far combat due to his accurate fire even under trying conditions. 
 
Ian faced the worst fears of his life under the effects of the drugs given to aspirants. The Master had used every trick in the book to off settle and trick the young aspirant but through it all he did well. These early uses of poisons and accurate fire lead him into the Lupine School of training for the Bloodmoon Hunters. Here he learned ways to hunt more efficiently as an expert marksman, he learned Hit and run and how to harass an opponent to the location of one's choosing. As a Apprentice, he recon the enemy, identified ambush zones and laid traps. Further he learned the ins and outs of the tactical support and harassing techniques as he moved from Apprentice to Journeyman.
 
Ian's ability to hit any target with any Imperial weapon was a marvel even among the skilled hunters of the Bloodmoon Hunter Chapter. Ian was quickly considered a Master of Arms and gained Marksman Honors. For several years he was considered the top marksman among the Apprentices, and even among Journeyman he retained the respect of one of the most accurate shooters in the Chapter. Even during gatherings with other Chapters he would out shoot others in competitions.
 
Through the years, Ian proved to be a creative and thorough Hunter. He eventually worked his way up the ranks into the Apothecarion and from there worked his particular methods with the additions of learning from other Schools of Hunting. Surviving and Hunting for centuries eventually he became a respected apothecary of the Blood Seekers. His adept usage and knowledge of plants and animals made him at home among the those whose knowledge was that of the biological.
 
As part of his exceptional marksman training, Ian was granted combat sight for use with his weapons, incorporating various aspects of standard Imperial sights but enhanced and improved by the skills of the Bloodmoon Hunters' Artificers. Ian begin play with a Combat Sight specially developed for his own needs, one he has trained with and adjusted to his own unique abilities. A Combat Sight has been specially configured for its user and will only grant its full effects to Ian. It was intended for, its size, shape, and focus matching that Ian’s own physiology and marksman style.
 
Over time it was decided he needed to get out from Ishtar Sub-sector and learn more about the Xenos during the Long Watch known as the Deathwatch. He has achieved legendary skills with the bolter, and with many other types of common Astartes weapons, able to push them to their limits and tap into their killing power in ways others could not begin to imagine.
 

Personality



A tactical and strategic genius with a pragmatic nature. His turn of mind leads to learning the biology of his foes and using that against them. He has tendencies driven towards personal achievement and competition to prove individual superiority. Ian has a general disregard and suspicion of the mere trappings of honor and glory, favoring results by any means necessary like most of his Chapter. Not being blindly obedient expects to act upon his own initiative and feels others should do the same. Aloof and autonomous in his ways as normal for Bloodmoon Hunters and so is at odds with most other chapters.
 
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to their situation represents the core of the Bloodmoon Hunters' combat doctrine. As he prepares to engage his opponents, Ian is always careful to identify all of his assets and utilize them to the fullest means possible. Generally reserved, Ian stays in the shadows until the right time to speak. When he does he tends to be very recalcitrant and terse, often condemning the more direct tactics. Ian is extremely intelligent and possesses naturally well-developed problem-solving abilities as well possesses a near-genius ability to observe, memorize and adapt to any situation.
 
At various times during in Ian's history, he have faced extinction but has neither the less continued to function and once more face their enemies. It is part of Ian's mentality that he will endure no matter the cost and that the eventual destruction of everything is inevitable. As one Battle-Brother dies, another takes his place to continue the endless struggle where the gene-seed lives on but the warrior does not. Death is the only constant in the universe and regardless of victory or defeat the only reward a Battle-Brother can look forward to. Quite apart from casting a dark cloud over Ian, it fills him with stoic pragmatism to face everything that the universe can throw at him, to fulfil this duty until he eventually die and another takes his place.
 
The galaxy and its many horrors hold no surprises for him and he know that somewhere out there among the inky black is the piece of ground where he will fall, having served his Emperor and held back the night at least for a brief time. Others can find these attitudes at odds with a strong devotion to the Emperor and the righteous plight of mankind, though he see the two as intertwined, and he will always do his duty and remains unquestionably loyal to the Imperium. For a him facing death is only a matter of time, and he carries the knowledge with him every day, alongside his duty to his brothers and their oath to the God-Emperor.
 
The passing of the gene-seed from the chapter to a new recruit is a major investment. The gene-seed is the Chapter’s most precious gift and is constantly scrutinized to be sure it remains pure and untainted. Even when recovered from the field of battle, the Apothecaries of the Space Marines perform multiple tests to ensure that they are still viable gene-seed to pass to the next generation of recruits. Most Apothecaries normally work with the gene-seed of a single Chapter and are able to perform tests on larger quantities of gene-seed. Those who are a part of the Deathwatch, however, must constantly develop new tests and screen for anomalies that wouldn’t be found in their own Chapter.
 
Deathwatch protocol dictates that after every mission and/or contact with a xenos race or Chaos-tainted being, the Apothecaries must take samples and determine if his Battle-Brothers are fit for duty. Both the protection of the gene-seed and the mission are paramount duties and they are occasionally directly at odds. Apothecary Ian is willingly bear this dual burden, for the sanctity and preservation of the Chapter’s gene-seed is paramount. Though it is a difficult position to be in, he has accepted the relative dislike many of their Battle-Brothers have for his constant testing.
 
 

Wargear



*Astartes MK Vb Godwyn pattern Bolter - The most widely-used pattern of Astartes Bolter in the Imperium but Ian's particular Bolter was modified to have a fire selector and has attached a sight that was expertly crafted and refined for his particular style of shooting. Because of Ian's Shooting Style he is more accurate with the Bolter than most even at extreme ranges. The sight aids the Ian in picking out the weak points on his opponents armour, focusing on joints and seals and guiding the aim to the most vital points. Darkness and optical cloaks are no protection against the attacks from Ian's weapon bearing his combat sight as it pierces the illusion of light and dark to find his prey.
 
*Mk VII Aquila Power Armor Variant - This version of basic Power Armour was also known as Imperator Armour. It is the contemporary variant of Power Armour most commonly used by the Space Marine Chapters of the Imperium. Mark VII armour was developed during the last stages of the Horus Heresy, and remains in use as the most common form of Power Armour more than 10,000 standard years later.
 
*Reductor and Narthecium - A Narthecium is a tool of a Space Marine Apothecary's trade, containing implements specially designed for treating the Astartes' genetically-engineered physiology and for performing first aid without having to remove the patient's Power Armour. A Reductor is a special tool used by Adeptus Astartes Apothecaries and Primaris Apothecaries to retrieve the crucial gene-seed of their fallen Battle-Brothers so that new Astartes might be raised from among their Chapter's Aspirants. Retrieval and storage of a fallen Battle-Brother's gene-seed is so critical that Apothecaries carry a special tool for this operation, often included as part of the Narthecium.
 
*Bolt Pistol
 
*Combat Knife - Every Imperial Space Marine is issued one of these blades as soon as he recovers from receiving his gene-seed implants, and he carries it up until his final moment of battle. This large knife -- easily the size of a normal human's short sword -- holds a mono-molecular edge that never dulls, even through centuries of service.
 
*Cyber-Raven - This dark-winged creature is excellent for scouting objectives, his keen eyes picking out enemy ambushes and relaying troop positions. The bird's brooding appearance atop a shoulder pauldron and its occasional muttering of ominous phrases can be useful side effects as well. He often accompanies Ian in battle and act as Ian's eyes and ears, relaying vital information via arcane cyber neuro-implants. This fearsome creature is fitted with an array of deadly weapons to protect his master in the heat of battle.
 
*Bionic Ocular Sight
**Preysense
**Pict-recorder
**Omnispex
**Electromagnetic Waveform
**Radiation Meter
**Full Spectrum Scanning
**Target Sighting
**Ultraviolet Readings
**Medical Readings
**Telescopic
**Tagging
**Auspex
**Rangefinder
**Night-vision

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Battle Report: Battle for Lebendstein



 
Conflict Type Reported = Guerrilla battle
Date of Conflict = 50.M42
Location of Conflict = Lebendstein
Conflict Status = Pyrrhic victory for the Bloodmoon Hunters


 
In the year 50.M42, the Ag Gáire Le Gibbous (Nova-Class Frigate) crash lands on the planet of Lebendstein after rough travel through the Warp Rift as a surge hits the vessel. The crash kills most of the crew of the Ag Gáire Le Gibbous, leaving Fiach Cinnead's Hunting Party to find an ancient vox amplifier rumored to have been on the planet to request for aid.
 
A small force of Bloodborn Wolves, patrolling the planet during their journey to the galactic south-east, following the Cicatrix Maledictum, saw the crash of the Ag Gáire Le Gibbous and decided to investigate, beginning a series of hit and run attacks and guerrilla warfare that would become known as the Battle of Lebenstein. Fiach Cinnead, a newly promoted Lieutenant, and his hunting party were returning from scouting missions in the Great Rift to report on possible avenues to relieve the beleaguered Dark Imperium.
 

Background Data



Lebendstein is a planet within the Great Rift of living stone, changed forever by the unpredictable workings of the Warp, with vast petrified forests and wastelands. During the rise of the blood moon, roughly once every other Terran day, the stone awakens from its slumber and attempting to annihilate any life on its land. Lost for an unknown amount of time, Lebendstien was once a vibrant world of massive city hives and massive sprawls of woodland. 
 

Enemy Assessment: Bloodborn Wolves


Enemy Commander: Kalgil the Cunning, Aspiring Champion of Khorne
Assessment of Enemy Forces: 3 Varagyr Terminators, 12 Assault Marines


The Bloodborn Wolves are an infamous Chaos Warband comprised of former Space Wolves Astartes that fell to the worship of the Chaos Blood God, Khorne. Renaming themselves the Bloodborn Wolves, these Heretic Astartes have given themselves over to the beast within, reveling in bloodletting and bestial fury. Now, as Khorne's chosen, they have turned on the Emperor, whom they see as the 'Arch-Sorcerer'. They slaughter all in their path, taking skulls and trophies from their fallen opponents for the glory of the Blood God.
 

Allied Forces Assessment: Bloodmoon Hunters


Allied Commander: Fiach Cinnead, Primaris Lieutenant of the 4th Hunt Company
Assessment of Allied Forces: 4 Arachnid Primaris Vanguard Hunters, 5 Lupine Tactical Marines, 1 Lexicanum, 1 Primaris Acolyte, 2 Scout Apprentices, 1 Arachnid Devastator, 1 Artificer


The Bloodmoon Hunters are a stalwart and dedicated non-codex compliant Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 13th Founding, the so-called 'Dark Founding'. Little is known of this mysterious founding as there are no reliable records that indicate how many Chapters were conceived during this Founding or what became of them. Extant records indicate that the Bloodmoon Hunters were supposedly created during this Founding around the time a recorded prophecy foretold their inception. It is generally believed that the Adeptus Mechanicus might have played a role in the creation of this Chapter, as their inception occurred sometime in early M35, during the divisive and widespread doctrinal conflict known as the Moirae Schism. The Bloodmoon Hunters were known to maintain close ties with the Archmagos of the Cult Mechanicus as well, receiving a wide diversity of arms and weaponry, including power blades and relic weaponry of the finest quality and rare, advanced patterns of armoured vehicles and gunships. 4th Hunt Company is known as The Lunar Prophets. This company is most obsessed with uncovering the secrets of the Prophecy of Blood, utilizing many scouts and librarians to scour the Sector for clues and omens.
 

Battle



"Hunted Hunters of undisciplined make, foes thy are worthy in combat but not in war. Vengeance shall be coming Wolves of Blood Born for those born under the Moon of Blood are Hunters and shall make thy pelts and trophies."

-Sergeant Sciath Cinniúint of Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter, 4th Hunt Company The Lunar Prophets


The fights were long and hard between the two forces, each in their element stalking their prey through the harsh environments provided by the petrified forests and hives, with neither side 100% sure if they were the hunters or the hunted. The heightened senses of the Bloodborn Wolves gave them the edge to begin, but the Bloodmoon Hunters quickly gained a footing and fought back hard, launching a set of sabotage missions to confuse and demoralize their foes, before launching a flanking attack on the tainted warband. The Wolves were completely wiped out, as a well-placed bolter shot from one of the loyal marines took out Kalgil, routing the Wolves' will once and for all and allowing the Hunters to wipe up the remaining couple of marines. Both sides took heavy casualties, and although the Bloodmoon Hunters technically won the fight, only four of the sixteen marines sent survived.
 

After Action Report


After the fight was "won", the Bloodmoon Hunters were able to call in backup, and after surviving upon the planet for days by themselves, although it was months in real-space, a Thunderhawk of the chapter arrived with their Master and a group of Apothecaries arrived to get them off the planet and granting them new purity seals. The Bloodborn Wolves still have a hatred of the Hunters to this day.
 
Lieutenant Fiach Cinnead's confidence in his ability to lead independently has been sorely shaken by the events of Lebendstein. Even though his team had been small compared to most chapters, this represented quite the force for the Bloodmoon Hunters and he believes it was due to his leadership they lost so many of their Primaris Marines. For all of the Lieutenant was a Bloodmoon Hunter the traditional arrogance and confidence of their Chapter was not as strong in him after these events. 
 
Sergeant Sciath Cinniúint was the Primaris Vanguard of the Arachnid school that survived felt proud of Apprentice Folach Óg for his brilliant deductions in how the Bloodborn Wolves would change tactics. It was this pair that figured out the final ambush that lead to their survival. And though the wounds of Sergeant Sciath Cinniúint were extensive they were able to protect their final Librarian, the Acolyte Síceach Sreab from death in that final ambush and counter ambush. Both Brothers would need extensive care under the Apothecaries and Artificers before they can serve again for the Chapter.

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Battle Report: Skirmish on Cyprus Eden





Date of Conflict: 977.997.M41
Aggressive Force Allegiance: T'au Empire
Astartes Chapter Responding: Bloodmoon Hunters
Location of Conflict: Cyprus System, Ishtar Sub-Sector, Segmentum Ultima


 
The Skirmish on Cyprus Eden was an Imperial defensive campaign conducted by the Bloodmoon Hunters Space Marine Chapter, whom clashed against the expansion spheres of the invading forces of the T'au Empire. This particular campaign took place on the contested world of Cyprus Eden in the Far Reaches of the Eastern Fringes, a vitally important agri-world of Cyprus Eden during the Tau Third Phase Expansion. This highly contested world had been claimed by the Imperium of Man, but the Tau refused to let the upstart humans claim it as one of their own.   
 

Background



While conducting a review of the firing line by Master Garrus Raknor, Blood Warden of the 3rd Company, the 'Blades of Folsom', without warning, Tau forces attacked the Imperial lines. Two squads of Lupine School Hunters were dug in for the defense of the main corridor in Imperial lines to the Astra Militarum Regiments main fire support battery for that region. Tau Warriors opened fire creating a no man's land as they pinned down Master Raknor and Sergeant Glaz MacTíre. To break the stalemate that was rapidly forming, Master Raknor called in an orbital strike from his Strike Cruiser, Veidar Fallensteller, just as the swarm of Kroot crested the hills behind the Tau Fire Warrior firing lines. The strike was on target taking the heart out of the Tau advance. 
 
As the remaining Kroot regrouped, the true danger of the attack surprised them all. The enemy line commander and her squad of stealth suits committed to a surprise attack from the flank of the Lupine Hunters. So effective were the Hunters surprised by the Tau commander only Master Raknor and Sergeant MacTíre were still standing to defend the line. As Master Raknor took out the Tau support tank, a TY7 Devilfish crested the hill to follow through on the Tau advance, with a deadly barrage of his plasma pistol. The Sergeant MacTíre dueled the enemy Commander taking out her support squad in the process. As the enemy commander fell to the Space Marines' blades, the Fire Warriors retreated back behind their own fire lines. The injuries were so great from this skirmish Master Raknor soon perished from his wounds by the time he could be transported back aboard his ship. Reinforcement of the lines was ordered after the incident.

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A small force of Bloodborn Wolves

Who are the Bloodborn Wolves? A Chaos Space Marine warband? A Drukhari Kabal? Something else?

Ian Creiche...

As an Aspirant, Ian performed the ultimate test of the Bloodmoon Hunters to ambush and capture a Master of the Bloodmoon Hunters...

If the challenge wasn't hard enough, Ian had to perform his feat while under the effects of drugs meant to bring his worst fears to life.

Scáth Hiachóir...

As an Aspirant, Scáth performed the ultimate test of the Bloodmoon Hunters to ambush and capture a Master of the Bloodmoon Hunters...

If the challenge wasn't hard enough, Scáth had to perform his feat while under the effects of drugs meant to bring his worst fears to life.

Large sections of these Marines' biographies repeat each other, as well as the details you posted on the Chapter planet's environment; this can easily give readers the mistaken impression you are plagiarizing yourself. Best omit the repetitive details.

Unidentified Flower

Considering the effects this flower has on its surroundings, I doubt the Chapter planet's inhabitants will allow it to remain unidentified. May I suggest the name "Exterminatus blossom"?
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Bloodborn Wolves are a Chaos Warband who belong to someone I collaborated with for the Battle of Lebendstein.

I will work on using other turns of phrases or changing whole sections for the two marines. That will take me a bit.

And your name for the flower is now official, I love it. Thanks a bunch, naming stuff is hard for me.
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I will work on using other turns of phrases or changing whole sections for the two marines. That will take me a bit.

As someone who's dealt with Writer's Block's crushing weight, I understand. Perfection takes time.

And your name for the flower is now official, I love it.

Thank you.

Thanks a bunch, naming stuff is hard for me.

It can take me a while, too; I repeatedly renamed things in my own stories- including their titles- due to Writer's Block preventing me from coming up with a name that isn't stupid.
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Anything particular jumps out as good besides the amount of detail? I want to see where I can bring more life to it and where I fell off track. As I mentioned before this has been my primary brew.

Writer’s block indeed is hard to deal with. As I am working on being a better moderator for the wiki I help out I have been looking for things to inspire more work into my brews. I am thankful for all the help I am getting from here and the homebrew wiki community.

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Changed a few of the phrases and deleted the first paragraph of the planet description as it was already said in the Chapter proper post. 


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Write a "Chapter culture" section; then move to it details on the Chapter's initiation rituals. Pare away details on the Chapter heroes' biographies that are already repeated in the "Chapter culture", "Flora & Fauna" sections, to the bare minimum a reader needs to understand what's going on. Add details to provide context, e.g., state the Bloodborn Wolves' "small force" consists of Chaos Space Marines or Chaos cultists in the "Battle for Lebendstein" entry, and that the "Léim Portán" is a spider-like creature.
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The Bloodmoon Hunters being featured on 40k Theories Youtube Channel is the link on them. But to your point, Definitely not bad ideas, I am working the changes here before I move them back to the 40k homebrew wiki page. Some of it is really hard to give both enough detail and not repeat myself from where a section was featured on another page of mine. 

 


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Congratulations on having your work publicly recognized!

Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 01 May 2020 - 09:09 PM.

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Thanks man. You have ideas of how I should kind of organize it? and what do you think of the Aspirant trial I came up with? The simple idea was to combine what a bunch of others did but to give it a Hunter spin. Basically by hunting the dangerous creatures of the homeworld they prove they are tough and clever, by working against the Master under the influence of the drug proves they are mentally tough against their fears, and by facing a Master a direct sort of evaluation could be made more than just observing them in the environment. 


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Forcing an aspirant to face a Space Marine Captain while the aspirant is under the influence of fear-inducing drugs, seems too great a challenge; I expect a large number of these aspirants to fail, if not outright die of heart attacks (assuming the aspirant has yet to receive gene-seed), unless the Bloodmoon Hunters Master deliberately pulls his punches to give the aspirants a chance. Best split it into two different challenges; drug new aspirants (those without gene-seed) and then drop them in the wilderness 30 kilometers from the Chapter keep, to see who has the strength of body, mind, and soul, to survive and make it back to the Chapter keep; Scouts seeking to become full Space Marines, must face a Master and prove they have what it takes (the drugs will not be used for the latter test, as I expect a Marine's genetic enhancements will make him resistant to the drugs, if not outright immune).
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I like separating it out. But maybe more of an arena situation with the aspirant than dropping them off since they would have had to travel half the planet to get to the keep the first time. And how I imagine it around the keep is a bunch of creature nests. 


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I like separating it out. But maybe more of an arena situation with the aspirant than dropping them off since they would have had to travel half the planet to get to the keep the first time.

Planets with Earth-like gravity are HUGE; it'll take YEARS for a human to cross that distance without the aid of technology. Best shorten the distance; I chose "30 kilometers" because that seemed reasonable for a few days' journey.

And how I imagine it around the keep is a bunch of creature nests.

Good idea. The creatures should make the Chapter keeps difficult to attack.
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I like separating it out. But maybe more of an arena situation with the aspirant than dropping them off since they would have had to travel half the planet to get to the keep the first time.

Planets with Earth-like gravity are HUGE; it'll take YEARS for a human to cross that distance without the aid of technology. Best shorten the distance; I chose "30 kilometers" because that seemed reasonable for a few days' journey.

And how I imagine it around the keep is a bunch of creature nests.

Good idea. The creatures should make the Chapter keeps difficult to attack.

I agree the planet would be huge so I will make it closer for where they live. Then would they would be coming to the keep from wherever they had lived. Part of that would be a offering from what that person considered their greatest Hunt up to that time. I figure that would show humility.

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1st Command Company

Masters of the Hunt



Comprised of the Chapters Veteran formations and Command Assets, under the command of the Hunt Grandmaster, they will offer support on the greatest and most lethal of hunts
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2nd Hunt Company

Blood Seekers



Tireless and Ruthless Hunters they are known fielding large amounts of Assault Marines and Reivers
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3rd Hunt Company[

Blades of Folsom



The marines of this company are known as being particularly devout and obsessed with upholding the teachings of Folsom, they tend to have the greatest amounts of Artificers and show the highest amounts of cybernetic augmentation
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4th Hunt Company

Lunar Prophets



This company is most obsessed with uncovering the secrets of the Prophecy of Blood, utilizing many scouts and librarians to scour the Sector for clues and omens
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5th Hunt Company

Stalkers of Ishtar



The marines of this company are as stealthy as they are fearsome, they specialize in infiltrating the enemy and weakening them from within, they contain the most Primaris marines who deploy as Vanguard forces.
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Hunt Grandmaster Shasmu Khonsu, Regent of Aigéad Fuil

Who is the Hunt Grandmaster "regent" for? The Emperor, who cannot rule Aigéad Fuil Himself, as His Immortal Majesty is confined to the Golden Throne? (Taking direct inspiration from a line in Aaron Dembski-Bowden's The Emperor's Gift.) The Bloodmoon Hunters' absent Primarch?

Chrono-Gladiators

Does the name refer to some archeotech weapon that lets these "Chrono-Gladiators" rapidly age their enemies to weaken them? Or a device that reverses time so the Gladiators may undo their mistakes, like Tracer in the video game Overwatch?

3 Apothecaries

The number seems ridiculously low. Did most of the Chapter's Apothecaries die in battle, and the Hunters have yet to train replacements for them?
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Good gravy there is an absolute trove of detail here on your Chapter! eek.gif But let's go on with the basics to start with.

 

First off, a Dark Founding Chapter's always a fun and can be challenging write up to complete, befitting it's place within the Imperium's systems and such, the idea of having them out on the edges of the Eastern Fringe is a good idea, akin to the Death Spectres' duties out in the Ghoul Stars. A quick thing to note, with them guarding the Corridor way out there, what tactical purpose does/could it serve, as it is so far away form the majority of the Imperium's resources and consumers?

 

As there is a lot of information to cover, I like that you've split it up a little into a few posts. It might be worth making the opening post more a detail on the "flavour" of the Bloodmoon Hunters as to their origins etc as you've done, but remove some of the battle honours etc and put them in s separate post (or possibly use the Spoiler tags) to prevent information overload for the reader whilst going through? :)

 

I can spot a few past/present tense switches within the opening paragraphs, it can make the reading a little jarring, might be worth choosing a particular tense, whether something has happened or is currently happening, then stick with it for the article to help with the flow.

 

With their doctrine of unorthodoxy and not following orders completely to the letter, but more within the guidelines, how does this affect the respect of the battle line Astartes to their commanders? Has this led to minor rebellions to commanders or possibly even some Bloodmoon Hunters going rogue? It'd make for an interesting addition to see how they keep that in check.

 

I'll leave it there for the moment, got a bit more to read beyond the opening post, but I can see you've really worked hard on building up the backstory of this Chapter and major respect to you for that from a fellow dedicated DIY Chapter writer on their own army. :tu:

 

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Hunt Grandmaster Shasmu Khonsu, Regent of Aigéad Fuil

Who is the Hunt Grandmaster "regent" for? The Emperor, who cannot rule Aigéad Fuil Himself, as His Immortal Majesty is confined to the Golden Throne? (Taking direct inspiration from a line in Aaron Dembski-Bowden's The Emperor's Gift.) The Bloodmoon Hunters' absent Primarch?

Chrono-Gladiators

Does the name refer to some archeotech weapon that lets these "Chrono-Gladiators" rapidly age their enemies to weaken them? Or a device that reverses time so the Gladiators may undo their mistakes, like Tracer in the video game Overwatch?

3 Apothecaries

The number seems ridiculously low. Did most of the Chapter's Apothecaries die in battle, and the Hunters have yet to train replacements for them?

 

 

I kind of stole the title from Ultramarines, but I would say for the Emperor

It actually is direct from the Admech 30k version, but really they are just gladiator/criminals that are given augments and modifications, then used as fodder and bait.

That is the number in that one company of Bloodmoon Hunters. I was working on posting the rest of the companies and IRL happened lol


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