Shameless Self-Bump, taking the Shape of an actual, plot-relevant update helping me out of a conundrum I've been in for too long, namely how to neatly tie together the Hyades-Locks, the Seven Devils and Haarlock, which now results in the Tyrant Star being a Warp-Based Doomsday-device of Galactic Proportions build by the Old Ones during the last centuries of the War in Heaven (Eldar Legend included). Simply gonna post here, what I've come up with:
Short Version of “What is the Tyrant Star and how does it tie in with the Seven Devils and the Hyades-Locks?”
Old Ones fought the (by then already) Necrons, desperately build a Warp-Doomsdaydevice of Galaxy-Shattering proportion, using 100 Star-Sized focus-devices, which were build in the Calixis-Sector (and some of the surrounding sectors) with the Master Control Unit also being there. 99 Where finished, last one not quite, however, Old Ones still fired the device due to their location being compromised, it accomplished… not much, the Old Ones perished. The Array (let’s call it the “Swords of Vaul, shall we? ) was left to rot, which it did, although in a more metaphysical way.
The Unfinished Focus left the whole thing highly unstable and it became more and more corrupted by the Energies of the Warp, which became even more twisted and wicked through this weird device.
In M32 Finally, the Imperium came into contact with some of those Anomalies which were Really, Really, Really bad (even worse then the Eye of Terror, cause weaponized Warp-Matter made by Old Ones… Emperor’s Beard!) and did some Heretical Tech-Sorcery and Warpcrafting to Shatter the Master Control Unit into six pieces and seal the various focus-sites with the so-called Hyades-Locks.
The Sub-Parts of the Master Control Unit were corrupted enough to gain life on their own over the Millenia, thus manifesting themselves as the Seven Devils of the Dread Calyx (The Key of the Hyades-Locks is also kinda part of that array) and the Focus-Sites, which were not completely sealed off, later became the now well-known Tyrant Star
Different Roles of the Devils in the Device:
Voice of the Flame, Balphomael: Coordinator and Supervising Program tying it all together, fits with his theme of power
Dweller in the Depths, Sightless Gaze: What else but a targeting Device?
False Prince, Tychak Crowfather: This was a bit tougher, but considering his theme with "blindness" and "seeing stuff", he might be the manual (also, my intuition tells me it'd be convenient on a few levels)
The Treader in the Dust, the Radiant Prince: What creates lots of Dust and Radiation? Atomics. Well, our Array isn't exactly a conventional weapon, but with the obvious effects of Komus, he'd make a fitting artillery shell, madness and insanity included.
Eater of the Dead, Mord'dagan: This one's a bit tough as well, but I thought of making it the Dusk-Hag, who is also some sort of tactical analysis program. Kinda far-fetched, but she knows quite a lot of answers, and cold, tactical analysis kinda eats both the dead and the living.
Empty Hunger, Astral Entity, Psychic stuff: I'd imagine this being the power-source of the whole thing, basically "harvesting" the Madness created where the weapon struck... a bit like mental Tyranids.
Night Traveller: Haarlock, cause desription fits and Haarlock is awesome and has enough willpower to actually cope with the knowledge of this thing being a huge machine to give the Galaxy the Finger... at least sort of... you now what I mean, I hope.
So, yeah, I'd love to hear some opinions on this new Interpretation of the Tyrant Star (it does ignore the connection to the god from ancient greece mythology, but meh, whatever, It's Dark Heresy, not Dark Athens or Dark Sparta)
Edited by darkforce, 18 April 2014 - 10:14 AM.