I just finished the basics for the lore on the homeworld/domain of the Unnamed and I went really big with this one and just let my imagination go. I'm recording my ideas in Word and checking the Canon-Policy to see if they will work!
What's on your mind?
Maybe I’m just overlooking something or haven’t looked hard enough but is it possible to reclaim a Daemon World so long as it’s outside of the Eye of Terror or other similar warp rift? For example could the Aeldari or Imperium launch a crusade/expedition and purge the Daemon world, closing any warp rifts and banishing all the demons on the surface could the world then be saved via terraforming or colonization or any other effort? Thanks for any responses y’all are awesome!
Yeah, this month's book was a change of pace again.
We left the 41st Millenium, we have left the Heresy behind and now we are in the Eye of Terror about a thousand years after the end of the Legion Wars. So sometime in the 33rd or 34th millennium.
I have to say, I like this book for a few reasons.
We get a matured and more well rounded Fabius as character with a decent supporting cast of more or less willing compatriots navigating the fickleness of Eyespace on a merry chase for materials and ressources to keep going.
Fabius is, like the Emperor in some ways, driven by his own utter convictions, denying the gods, yet subject to their attentions, intrigues are spun and history is told and you sprinkle in the rogue element of Cegorach's chosen and you get an entertaining melange in this book.
Others try to influence him for their own ends, some succeed, some don't.
And all is executed as some sort of theatrical narrative (I am getting ST: TNG Dathon vibes) that binds the actors together.
Fittingly enough, the old cultured sophistication of the 3rd Legion shines through when one gets allusions to
the witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth and interestingly enough, you even get an allusion to Jesus in the book.
A daemon(jesus) boards a ship at the behest of Slanesh (father) and Fulgrim (holy spirit) and is miffed that Fabius (St. Petrus) has denied the daemon thrice (Matthew 26: 34).
There is likely much more of that kind in this book but I would have to go over it again in more detail to bring it to the fore, and would likely miss a lot because I am not that well versed in classic English literature. (apothecary heal thyself, is that merely building on machine heal thyself from "Mechanicum" or does it come from elsewhere, for example)
Old literature, music and culture, a theme that Reynolds will continue to build on in the follow up novels.
To me, Fabius changing his "role" from apothecary to literally God and creator of life is interesting. (and to explore that line, we get the Word Bearer as counterpoint and literal Naysmith at Fabius' court.
However, he is not under the delusion that this is right and proper or that he should live eternally.
All his plans center around being there as long as his creations need him. He expects to build a future he will never be part of. In that vein he is continuing the Space Marine's destiny as laid out by the Emperor and the likes of many a HH era Marine, who doubted that once the crusade finishes, there would be much need for them.
The New Men(Glandhounds) are basiccally humanity improved on by Bile, faster, stronger, smarter, more long-lived etc. but they are still human. A race built to withstand the threats of the universe more than baseline humanity ever could.
If we look at Fabius as Pater Mutatis, we will have to keep reading the subsequent novels, as this is also a line of thought that Reynolds continues to explore.
Vatborn, mutants and new men are all created by Bile, he is their Benefactor, King,God but what does that mean in the warp, can a "god bile" arise?
Do not get me wrong, Fabius is still a ruthless and fairly unempathic creature that sees everything as material for his studies and experiments and knows that even his most priced creations are finite beings.
He is, however, also aware of his own weakesses and mistakes and tries to rectify as many as he can whilst still being around.
There is no point for him in recreating the 3rd Legion (which Abaddon would not like anyway) but he is still of use to the Long War and the parties involved.
His knowledge is indispensible, but that has created enemies, people who want to kill him and those who want to control him and he tries to stay ahead of them as best as he can. With his failsaves in failsaves, creations, clones, paranoia.
He navigates the manifold pitfalls around him to stay his own master and not be chained to the will of another. Does he succeed, you be the judge?
The ever hunched, sick old man, biding his time, saying: my work is not yet done.
(I could draw a line to Schiller's Trader of Venice here but I doubt that that is what the character or Bile is neccessarily about for Reynolds)
What do you think about the stubborn old man, who grew from being 40k's Mengele to quite somebody for whom the end may be virtuous but the means for it mean walking over corpses of millions?
It is time to select the 8 deadliest Chaos Champions in the galaxy to go head to head before climbing the bracket and face our Imperial Hero. Just the same as before, write in the comments who you want to see and pay attention to see if yours is there. If so give it a like so we can get accurate votes. The 8 top Astartes (LIVING) will be our chosen.
Rules: NO Pskers and NO Chaos Buffs. This means that Typhus can only participate in melee, and Lucius does not get reborn. Ahriman is OUT. As Khârn is well… Khârn, he cannot be excluded. Abaddon is also excluded, however his herald and lieutenants are not.
All hail the Pantheon!
Here’s Delta Rho Ten.
I’ve been experiencing some hobby burnout lately and it put him on the back burner. But now I’m back and ready to go on my own personal Army Building Crusade!!
I’ve found that audiobooks really help. And for those others of you who listen to audiobooks while building or painting or both; what are some titles that you really like?
Currently, I’m listening to The Blood of Kings an Iron Kingdoms novel.
Tried to make a red-hot metal effect on the hammer. I'm completely open to criticism :)
Edit: Sorry if the pic is a bit blurry
After the nominations we have our 8 Chaos warlords who will battle each other for the glory of facing the Imperial Champion:
Khârn the Betrayer
Typhus the Traveler
These eight will battle each other for the chance to claim the ultimate prize of the head of our Imperial Champion. May the gods’ favourite ascend.
Is there a better Warhammer 40k wiki out there where you can actually ask questions about things or is this what we are stuck with?
Hey guys, I just noticed a notice for Article Heresy on my article for the Unnamed and I think I removed all of the offending pieces, but I'm not sure. Could you guys read through and see if you can find any cause I can't.
124 Votes in Poll
Just finished 1 of my squads of chosen. Tried out some new stuff this time with weathering powder, chipping with sponges, and adding chains. Let me know what y'all think! C&C welcome.
So, without the AM’s rules to govern them, what crazy stuff comes out of the DM’s experiments and productions?
Got this guy from a friend. Lost his wing when fighting the ultra smurfs. Thankfully the operation was a success. Now it's time to paint this badass
What are the planets larger than Terra inhabited by the empire?
The votes are in and we have our 8 Imperial Astartes heroes who will battle each other to the top to face our Chaos Champion:
Logan Grimnar - The Great Wolf
Bjorn the Fell-Handed
Gabriel Seth - Guardian of the Rage
Tyberos - The Red Wake
Emperor Bless and Protect these Champions in their upcoming duels. Matchups will selected at random. The first however… will be an epic matchup.