QUOTE (NightrawenII @ Jan 14 2011, 04:59 PM) *
*Waits in silence for the day, when someone made a Japanese-themed Chapter without obvious rip-offs like samurai, ashigaru, ninja's and katana's.*
..... after 50 years of patient waiting, NightrawenII died with his wish unfulfilled. unsure.gif
This has inspired me to start the outline of another DIY Chapter. Already had a name worked out.
- history of turmoil on their home world
Shortly after the time of compliance the leading Warlord arranged the wedding of his eldest daughter to the newly established planetary governor. This alliance would establish a dynasty which would have far reaching consequences for Houseki and the Lords of Dusk. During the millennia leading up to the founding of the Lords the Divine Emperor of Houseki and his royal family were making inroads on unifying the five continents of the planet.
As the Chapter was established the efficiency of Guilliman’s sons would greatly alter the infrastructure of the planet. As the Ultramarine training cadre prepared the fledgling Chapter for its duties around the Maelstrom they also turned the planet Houseki into a miniature version of the utopia of Ultramar. In one hundred years of the Chapter’s presence Houseki was above the Imperial standard for planetary tithes and production.
The Culture of Houseki is strictly caste based with transgressions punished by mutilation and death. The society is divided into “Untouchables”, workers, artists, warriors, and the royals in ascending order. The Lords recruit from the warrior and royal caste. The warrior caste is the source of the Planetary Defense Force and the one Imperial Guard Regiment recruited from the planet. All children of royal blood train with the warrior caste until adulthood.
The head of the Royal family bears the terrestrial title of Divine Ruler Roiyaru and the Imperial title of Planetary Governor. The “divine emperor” assists the Chapter Regent in the ruling of the planet and is usually a distant descendent of the same.
- honor is part of their fighting style (I will elaborate more)
- will not kill lesser foes when they run
- primarily foot sloggers
- initially codex adherent
- 10th company organization and mission changed due to turmoil on Homeworld
- scouts serve as elite riot control (space marine from this Chapter are the only people not afraid of the royal family)
- Chaplains are organic to their companies
- less than 10 suits of TDA, worn by the Chapter Master, Master of Sanctity, and the Company Masters of the Battle companies.
This conditioning only provides a basis as all brothers from the newest scout to the oldest Warrior Priest is expected to perfect this craft as they age. The Lords place as much emphasis on a Marine’s artistic ability as his martial prowess in warfare. By the time a Scout is ready to become a full Battle brother he is expected to have crafted his own masterpiece.
The Lords of Dusk adhere to a strict code of honor both as a Chapter and as individuals. Their code is so rigidly upheld that they will challenge the Marines of other Chapters to honor duel over the most insignificant slight. The Lords code prevents them from destroying a weakened foe that can no longer fight. This practice causes its own upheaval when the Lords block other forces from chasing down the enemies of the Emperor. The only exception allowed to this tenant of their code is in the pursuit of Chaos.
When a company commander determines that his honor has been irrevocably marred, he will take his company on a death quest. This quest will bring the company into conflict with increasingly larger numbers of foes until the company is wiped out or the company master falls. At this time a new Captain is raised and the Company returns to <planet name>. This practice is repeated at all levels of the command structure from the individual to the Chapter Master.
- no mutation
- no idea
better view of the halved scheme
C & C Welcome
Edited by Madwolf Shadowmane, 09 February 2014 - 02:11 AM.