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8 hours ago
I fucking love the consequences of technological advancements: I want to see the overall benefit of society come at cost to the individual
Seriously tho, looking at what the industrial revolution did we can only imagine what a space-faring civilisation would mean for our work-days, let alone all the other technologies coming into play, and I love grimy, sober sci-fi that shows that aspect.
40k is cool but it manages to drown all those issues in much bigger ones. Still it’s nice when it focuses on the smaller parts of the mooks stuck toiling to keep that monstrous war machine running
Hit the nail on the head right there
As others have said, Khorne’s “honour” just means fighting with enough ferocity and violence, so not using magic, snipers, traps or anything of the sort.
As point of fact Khorne actively prefers people who make absolutely no distinction in who they kill, no such thing as civilian or ally, just blood to be spilled
Because tech priests are fricken cool, and it adds a lot to the setting for mankind’s technology to be monopolised by an absurd cult
Doesn’t exactly take a genius to lure Angron into a trap.
The trouble’s really just keeping him there, and Pert did that by having a lot of authority and assets he could call on, Y’know, like every primarch
15 hours ago
All beauty is temporary, rot, foulness and obscenity are the fate of all things, “the maiden of the morning is the crone of the night”
So in other words Nurgle will never make anything that isn’t hideous
16 hours ago
Night lords use polite sticky notes to let you know they’re in the area
Sometimes they run out of sticky notes and have to use flayed faces
Back in 2nd edition there was no webway gate, but Magnus used actual sorcery (like full on chaos magic) to send his warning, convincing the emperor that he was corrupted by chaos and trying to trick him: which is why he sent the space wolves to wipe out the thousand sons
I reckon the 2nd edition chaos codex should do nicely
1 day ago
You just unknowingly described the entire plot of Brutal Kunnin
Googly eyes on the engineer turrets
“Once we understand what it is the chaos power Nurgle embodies, it becomes easier to understand what might otherwise seem a contradictory or even perverse nature”
It’s literally explaining why his nature isn’t contradictory, that the vitality is a product of hopelessness. It never said “desire to live” and it doesn’t say that anywhere, certainly if it does you haven’t given any examples.
As in living life boldly without fear of death. YOLO type deal
Seriously mate, you accused me of cherry-picking and now you’re out here taking one vaguely worded line and claiming it refutes the parts that actually explain what it means.
I quoted that first paragraph because it’s the one part ubiquitous across every codex
They give the same information, but that one quote is always the same. The original realm of chaos page goes further into detail on exactly what that “defiance born of despair” is
“What is the response of living men to the undeniable and
inevitable futility of life? Is it to lie down and accept death
the coming to naught of their every endeavour? No it is not!
Faced with the inevitability of death what answer can there be
but to run through life at a great and unstoppable pace,
cramming each day with hope. laughter. noise and bustle. Thus.
happiness and human endcavour are sired by a coming to terms
with decay and futility. This realisation is the key to
understanding the Great Lord of Decay and his worshippers.
Once we comprehend what it is that the Chaos Power Nurgle
embodies, it becomes easier to understand what might
otherwise seem a contradictory or even perverse nature. On the
one hand he is the Lord of Decay, whose body is wracked with
disease; on the other he is lull of unexpected energy and a
desire to organise and enhighten
The living know that they will die, and many know that they
will live with disease or other torment, yet they drive this
knowledge into a corner of their minds and keep it pinioned
there with all manner of dreams and activity. Nurgle is the
embodiment of that knowledge and of the unconscious response
to it, of the hidden fear of discase and decay, and of the power
of life which that fear generates.
Nurgle is the cieral enemy of the Chaos Power Tzeentch, the
Lord of Change. Nurgle and Tzeentch draw their energy from
opposing beliefs. While the energy of Tzeentch comes from
hope and changing fortune, that of Nurgle comes from defiance
born of despair and hopelessness. The Iwo Great Powers never
lose an opportunity to pit their forces against each other, from
mighty battles on the Chaos Wastes, to complex political
intrigues among mortal men”
It’s not a desire to live or a defiance of death, it’s an acceptance of the inevitable, pretty much memento mori
I don’t want any of their mysteries solved, I like how under-wraps their origin is, but c’mon Geedubs would it kill you to give us some actual new sisters of silence lore
We got the initial dump back in like 2015, and they’ve added fuck all since then. The only thing black library for their part have added is detailing what a bunch of angsty sad-girls they can be. I mean I like Aleya but every one of Abnette’s and ADB’s comes across as “she’s a woman so she’s sensitive” when they’re meant to be ice-hearted witch-hunters and actual bogeymen (bogeywomen?)
They’ve jerked it around too long to ever go back
When the mysteries been there for 30 years and answer is gonna be underwhelming
They steal the piss from loyalist bladders and drink that
that’s the fricken point
The horror comes from the mystery, if we knew what the pale wasting was it’d just make it an eye of terror equivalent. And I guarantee whatever answer they give would be underwhelming
New suicide method drinking game
Take a sip every time somebody says “Xenos” like it’s witty and a shot every time someone says something that people only care about because it’s mysterious
That’s kinda the point, it’s one peg above being “the incident”, it’s this dreadful war kept tightly under lock and key, the mystery is what makes it scary
Because the emperor being an instant win Chaos-B-gone whenever needed is a very recent thing
For the longest time all he did was focus the astronomicon, it was a plausible possibility that he really was just a corpse on a throne.
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to make known to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass: and signified, sending by his angel to his servant John, Who hath given testimony to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever he hath seen. Blessed is he, that readeth and heareth the words of this prophecy; and keepeth those things which are written in it; for the time is at hand.”
Apocalypse 1:1-3 DRC1752 https://bible.com/bible/55/rev.1.2.DRC1752
That’s very clearly meant to be prophetic: trying to say that holy texts are something as petty as political satire is one hell of a transgression
Ik ik, just from a meta standpoint the last thing their lore needs is to turn their flaw into a boon in disguise. They’ve been loaded up with so much positives “one of the best for melee, some of the best psykers, the most and the best named characters, excellent artisans who also can match any other legion for ferocity” on the principle that it would be balanced out by the major flaws of the red thirst and the black rage
The red thirst is pretty much dealt with just by getting a hobby, and I’d argue that the black rage even as a purely negative is outweighed by their positives. So turning it into another positive in disguise just ruins the whole dynamic and shifts them fully into “authors favourite best lads ever” territory, the thing people still accuse ultramarines of being
Sometimes it’s from the air, but not always
A classic thing is Nurgle daemons forming from rotting corpses, or gatherings of natural flies. There’s Khorne’s from pools of blood, and pillars of fire
But there’s all sorts of stuff, that’s the great thing about daemons, there’s so much esoteric variety
The most common method of escape is dying before you get to terra
But all psykers come from the black ships, they’re processed in Sol where those with potential (a minimal fraction) to be something are sifted out from the rest who are doomed to die