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The Silent King Returns!


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Well this is exciting. What do you think his purpose may be? I'm betting on the main point being Tyranids but he's gotta get things in order and close that Rift I'd imagine.

 

What do you all think/how stoked are you?


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Just saw it on Facebook. It'll be quite interesting to see if they'll get new traits, stratagems, and the like.

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I'm less interested in the Silent King and more interested in what might come with him: new warriors, destroyers, etc


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I'm less interested in the Silent King and more interested in what might come with him: new warriors, destroyers, etc

 

For sure, while it would likely be a pretty cool model that's not so much what I'm into either. Using this to abolish green rods would be spectacular.

 

I wonder if this will be tied into Pariah or if Pariah will set the stage for this release?


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I'm less interested in the Silent King and more interested in what might come with him: new warriors, destroyers, etc

 

Flayers, plesae!!


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I'm less interested in the Silent King and more interested in what might come with him: new warriors, destroyers, etc

me too. But not because i am not interested into him but because of he must have new ideas and weapons after his exile. I mean his exile was a very long period. A few million years i think.



I'm less interested in the Silent King and more interested in what might come with him: new warriors, destroyers, etc


Flayers, plesae!!

I am not sure. I would imagine that they will be renewed but not just them. I think there will be more if the Silent king returns ( more new and stronger then old ill/sick lower citicens of their culture).

There will be a special guard or something like this. Maybe more Praetorian models but specialized.

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I've started to wonder how Imotekh would take the news of the Silent King returning, or how the SK would incorporate him into the presumable new order imposed on the Necrons. The obvious echo is Guilliman returning to an Imperium where not everyone is so willing to fall in line but most blindly follow. I'm very curious about how this will be handled and if/how it will parallel what's happening in the 'current' Imperium.



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Third Necron civil war is the charm?

How characters like Imotekh respond will depend on the silent king’s intent I suppose. Is he going to try and rule over everything again or just lead to the rise of Necrons and he’s still on the side lines. There’s also the chance he re enslaves all the Necrons back to his will.

The Necrons shown in the second half are definitely different that what we’ve seen before.

Looks like they’re carrying hyperphase swords but not shields. And they’re looking a lot more “muscle bound” then skeletal.

It’s definitely exciting knowing I’ve got an army getting some new stuff coming!

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I'm excited, both for the model (which I will convert into my Phaeron since it wouldn't make sense for my Dynasty to work with Szarekh), but also for the fact this lends credence to the rumors we'll be getting a decent bit of stuff.

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I hope it's an amazing model! I assumed he might be similar to the aos ossiarch lord guy. Model wise
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I hope it's an amazing model! I assumed he might be similar to the aos ossiarch lord guy. Model wise

 

I think its a safe bet considering how the SoB character was done the same way. 


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I see a Resurrection of my chump 7th edition (before formation madness) Necrons in the near future. Lots of old metal crons in my force. biggrin.png I guess a new Hobby Thread will be needed. cool.png

 

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Maybe I should finally finish up the handful of unpainted crons I have on the shelf so I could actually start a new army addition with a fully painted original force. . . lol. . .who am I kidding. teehee.gif


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Notice the two hovering shields by the Silent King? There are two glyphs (one sitting in the ark, the other with him standing) that show this. We can finally paint a picture on his features.

I'm on the line with this being a released model. This is the leader of the entire faction after all, no other faction has had this. His presence on the board has to be immense. More prevalent than a Primarch, Imperial or Chaos. GW has to get this right.

The return of the Silent King has to mean a civil war. I remember reading that Imotekh is no fan of the Silent King, titling him as a coward and not worthy of ruling over the Necron race. Anyway, glad to see Necrons being at the forefront of overall Warhammer lore. Fascinating times ahead that's for sure!


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That's great news for sure!

Regarding the video, it seems a new (old) troop type (that's pariahs) will come alongside Szarekh. I don't think we can elaborate on their loadout because all we can see in the video is that they carry swords which happen to be the only weapon in the video.

 

The first figures we see besides the Silent King are carrying a sword (the one on the left) and a staff (the one on the right). The figure who's rowing the Silent King's boat carries an almost identical (if not the same) staff so we could think of him/her as a king's servant or council member. Also they have different looking pictograms over their heads so they must be a different "class" (in regards to profession).

 

The warrior, who is the same height as councilor and the people kneeling before the king, wears no shield, so in addition to that said before we could assume the sword is just an artistic representation of a warrior class. Same goes for the staff but in regards to a ruling/staff class.



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I wonder if He's going to be a Huge Model on an Ark type deal,Like the old Asdrubael Vect Model...

whichever way it goes it's great news for revamping my Necrons either way !! thumbsup.gif 

 

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The return of the Silent King has to mean a civil war. I remember reading that Imotekh is no fan of the Silent King, titling him as a coward and not worthy of ruling over the Necron race. Anyway, glad to see Necrons being at the forefront of overall Warhammer lore. Fascinating times ahead that's for sure!


I wonder if the relationship will be similar to Mannfred von Carstein and Nagash. A powerful and ambitious lieutenant serving grudgingly but always looking for a way to take power for himself.

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I swear, they drop the Silent King, I will straight up get a first time painting commission. Hnnng.

Technically, doesn't the SK have loyalty engrams embedded in every single necron who answer back to him at the end of the the day? Thought i remembered that in lore. If he wants to, he can just turn it back on, and they're his to command.


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In the Codex it states that Szarekh "destroyed the command protocols by which he had controlled his people, for he knew he had failed them utterly" so him rolling back in and clicking the 'on' switch there seems a bit out of character, but who knows. That could be the only way forward for the Necrontyr.

 

I don't think that the glyphs in the video represent new units per se, but rather the transformation of the Necrontyr from weak and disease-addled to strong and immortal. I'll add to that I think the size of the SK in the glyphs is exaggerated to show his importance. If/when it comes to a model there I wouldn't be surprised to see more of a Katakros (AoS)-style model with him and aides/auxiliaryCrons on a big fancy base instead of a lone big model.


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I swear, they drop the Silent King, I will straight up get a first time painting commission. Hnnng.
Technically, doesn't the SK have loyalty engrams embedded in every single necron who answer back to him at the end of the the day? Thought i remembered that in lore. If he wants to, he can just turn it back on, and they're his to command.


There's a possible storyline - the Silent King has to be within a certain range to re-enable the command protocols. Once he does, no one can deactivate them at scale, and his command range is much greater.

The conflict comes from other Overlords, who can resist the reset to a degree. This allows Necron vs. Necron battles without the Silent King being an "I win" button.

Put the toys on the table and throw the dice. Everything else is just noise.

 

...Unless you're just in this for the modeling. In which case, show your work. Yours likely looks better than mine, anyway.


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Notice the two hovering shields by the Silent King? There are two glyphs (one sitting in the ark, the other with him standing) that show this. We can finally paint a picture on his features.

I'm on the line with this being a released model. This is the leader of the entire faction after all, no other faction has had this. His presence on the board has to be immense. More prevalent than a Primarch, Imperial or Chaos. GW has to get this right.

The return of the Silent King has to mean a civil war. I remember reading that Imotekh is no fan of the Silent King, titling him as a coward and not worthy of ruling over the Necron race. Anyway, glad to see Necrons being at the forefront of overall Warhammer lore. Fascinating times ahead that's for sure!

 

Thats not true. The Dark Eldar had its model in 3rd to 6th edition and in 5th edition rules for Vect on his Ravager and him alone as infantry.

 

Then we have Abaddon



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Not speaking for him, but I think he means in the sense that the silent king seems to be on a whole different level. The grand pubah that was there since the beginning, the most regal and therefore the best upgraded lord since the bio change. He is the architect of fate for his entire race and has millions of years of being awake and wondering the universe. Abby is not quite on the same level. And debatable about being the main chaos bad boy since the daemon primarchs have come back and have very much separate agendas. As for Vect, he simply has not been around as long and rules over a smaller race that seems content with their lot in life. With the exception of squashing the Ynarri up rise that threatens his rule. Are they all similar as far as main rulers? sure. But when compared to one another, it can be different. What remains to be seen is if the silent king can successfully unite all of the necron race under his rule or will he butt heads with the likes of any such as Imotekh. If he can manage to unite them all, I would certainly classify this guy as a level above a lot of the main heroes for each race. Simply because numerically, he would be the most dominate. 


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Thats not true. The Dark Eldar had its model in 3rd to 6th edition and in 5th edition rules for Vect on his Ravager and him alone as infantry.

 

Then we have Abaddon

 

For another example, Guilliman can reasonably be called "Leader of the entire Imperium faction" at the moment.

 

Abaddon by contrast can't issue orders that will be followed by "all Chaos forces" to quite the degree that Guilliman can.



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Question about Necron lore. In the video there's a symbol of an orb surrounded with three "claws" at 0:20 and a similar symbol, but with four claws, at 1:06. Does that symbol have a pre-existing meaning or has it shown up before?


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I'll be super curious if we will be seeing a new dynasty with a new set of rules for the Szarekh dynasty. If the king is truly returning, then this must be so. And even more curious, what will the paint scheme be. Seeing as the Sautekh dynasy was the leading primary necron paint scheme since the start.



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Question about Necron lore. In the video there's a symbol of an orb surrounded with three "claws" at 0:20 and a similar symbol, but with four claws, at 1:06. Does that symbol have a pre-existing meaning or has it shown up before?


It's reminiscent of the C'Tan Shard of the Deceiver head, but nothing else that I know of.




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