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Any reason given for why

[spoilers]the DA were hard to infiltrate? Was it the secret handshakes? [/spoiler]


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triplet theory confirmed j/k
 
though...
 
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Edited by animal310, 28 January 2021 - 11:34 AM.

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Mike mentioned the discussion about a third Primarch in relation to his novel on Twitter. From what I remember, it's not true.

Can't find the tweet, though.


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Question about the Emperor

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I’m reluctant to spoil much more, it’s a great book and reading it will provide a lot of the answers (much better than any explanation here). I do really think that BL, and their customers would be better served by releasing the special, hardback and digital editions at the same time so that everyone can read the book at the same time. I cannot understand why they do not do this! The Special editions will sell out anyway in about 10 minutes.
 
 
To answer your question though,
 
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Anyone that has finished the book have any thoughts on this theory that is on reddit...

 

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Thanks. The theory thread is on 40klore subreddit if you're interested in reading it.


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So I have not bought or read a single Primarchs novel. They just do not interest me and the series has clearly been a mixed bag.
However, I do really like Mike Brooks writing so am wondering when Alpharius comes out in Std HB whether to get it?
Confess to losing track of all the lore stuff from time-to-time so having read the spoilers I am not sure those reveals would bother me either way.

Yes, do get it.

Some of the books in the series feel less ‘essential’ than others; the Khan one, for example, is great, but we have seen plenty of him elsewhere. Ferrus Manus has it’s fans, but I didn’t feel all I learnt much about him or what made his Legion tick coming away from reading it. Alpharius hits the sweet spot- relatively little explored Primarch coupled with a great story that couldn’t be about anyone else.

Thanks. Looks like I will need to get this and maybe a few other Primarch books (but not the series)

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More importantly (for me) is when is this released as ebook?

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Just finished this last night, perfect timing as Mortis arrived this morning!

I'll add that I enjoyed this too, also there's just a certain way to Alpharius that makes you understand why none of his brothers liked him very much.

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More importantly (for me) is when is this released as ebook?

 

Probably April at the latest.



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I think dorn has

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I think dorn has
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That would explain why no one really seems comfortable around him...

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Dorn just keeps it real
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Wasn't Dorn capable of seeing "little defects" as per The Lightning Tower? Maybe he could percieve Alpharius disguised among his warriors focusing on the faults of his acting. That wouldn't explain how could he infiltrate the Fists at one point though.



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Well in the confrontation with dorn you have to ask yourself a number of questions, some of which will be spoilered;

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Who was there alpahrius or omegon?

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Did he intend to actually trick dorn?

Did he intend to prove his superiority by tricking dorn?

Now imo
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It could just be that his abilities can hold up a lot better to another primarch when they aren't expecting or even know he exists.


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Or Dorn made a lucky guess and was too stubborn to believe he could be wrong

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from memory alpharius confirms dorn guessed correctly....then again it would be within alpharius' mo to let dorn believe that

 

if we take all the fiction at face value up to this point, it would seem that the primarch uses everything from cosmetic surgery, to blood infusion mind wiping and his innate perception shifting powers given the circumstance. the showdown between the two primarchs could have been a blend of any of those or just one.


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Too many variables in the scene where Dorn identifies Alpharius. We don't know if Alpharius was relying on "conventional" abilities or some more esoteric power. We also don't know how Dorn saw through the disguise. To be fair, it would not be in Dorn's interest to reveal Alpharius's "tell" in case he needed to use it again. Did Dorn notice some subtle flaw or does he have some ability of his own to see through deceptions?

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I could swear that one of the short stories (I think it was the Primarchs anthology) has Omegon specifically saying he has a bit of archaeotech that allows him to hide his size and generate a disguise. Its been years though, so grain of salt.

That would be a very handy little piece of gear though.

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I'm impressed, to say the least. Never thought I'd ever be so anxious to read an Alpha Legion book, but here we are!

I could swear that one of the short stories (I think it was the Primarchs anthology) has Omegon specifically saying he has a bit of archaeotech that allows him to hide his size and generate a disguise. Its been years though, so grain of salt.

That would be a very handy little piece of gear though.

I remember that, thought it was in Legion that they're mentioned.

The Custodes use similar devices for Blood Games/infiltration.

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You mean the falsehoods? They're pretty much a catchall stealth device; size distortion right to invisibility.

I feel like it have come from deliverance lost if anywhere, but either way, it might throw my theory into doubt. It also might be a lie, like "prototype reflex technology" of the raven guard.




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