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#1 Plushy

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:31 PM

 The core rulebook lists "Human" and "Space Marine" as races. Do you think we'll get others later?

 

I could see Dark Eldar coming in, with various Archetypes (Incubus, Haemonculus, etc) but they wouldn't play along well with the Alignment system. Rak'Gol worship Chaos, but are insane berzerkers. What am I missing?


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

It's always possible that Yu'vath survive within the Screaming Vortex. Primarily, I think you might be able to make use of 'primitive xenos' (from the RT product Koronus Bestiary) that are Chaos-aligned.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

While a bit off-topic I think that a relatively interesting scenario could be to have the Heretics corrupt a previous "pure" race of primitive Xenos and turn these into pawns for their own quest for glory. All manner of enhancements could also be done to these Xenos by a Heretek of the warband.



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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

Beastmen, Mutants and even (possibly) Daemons are another not-completely-impossible set of options.



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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:30 PM

 WHat exactly do we know about the Yu'vath? i went digging for information but didnt find much



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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

antijoke_13 said:

 WHat exactly do we know about the Yu'vath? i went digging for information but didnt find much

 

They really like crystal weapons and (as far as the Imperium knows) are extinct.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

Any love for Dark Ratlings?  Tcho-Tcho style

 


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:19 AM

antijoke_13 said:

 WHat exactly do we know about the Yu'vath? i went digging for information but didnt find much

The Koronus Bestiary for Rogue Trader has a 13 page section on the Yu'Vath, including write ups on four different constructs.  There are hints and snippets scattered throughout the Dark Heresy background as well, but I'm pretty sure the KB is the single biggest block o' published text on the Yu'Vath.

Here's the short version:  Yu'Vath are Warp-worshipping xenos.  Their empire was very ancient, hundreds of thousands of years old at least.  Yu'Vath are confirmed extinct in the Calixis sector, and believed and hoped to be extinct everywhere… yeah, good luck with that.  Yu'Vath sites are also found scattered across the Koronus expanse.  Their technology draws strongly on the warp, and often has a limited ability to self-repair.  Yu'Vath items look like amalgams of crystals and fossilised bone, often crackling with dark lightning.  The items frequently have the ability to manipulate the minds of sentients in their vicinity, and there are numerous accounts of some unwitting fool picking up a Yu'Vath item and subsequently being dominated and forced to fulfill an aeons old agenda.  Also, the Yu'Vath had many slave races, who were "modified" to be more "suitable" for whatever blasphemous task the Yu'Vath wanted them to perform.  Some of these slave races do survive to the present day, including two in the Calixis sector itself.

Oh, and those four constructs in the KB?  They're pretty damn hideous by Rogue Trader standards.  You'd best have a couple CSM's along if you plan on fighting one.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:59 AM

Chastity said:

Beastmen, Mutants and even (possibly) Daemons are another not-completely-impossible set of options.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

Gurkhal said:

While a bit off-topic I think that a relatively interesting scenario could be to have the Heretics corrupt a previous "pure" race of primitive Xenos and turn these into pawns for their own quest for glory. All manner of enhancements could also be done to these Xenos by a Heretek of the warband.

That is a sick, dispicable and truly horrid idea!

Mind if i use it?



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:41 AM

I could see Sslyth (from the latest Codex: Dark Eldar) making a viable Black Crusade PC race: serpentine mercenaries who's culture has fallen to corruption…

 



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:36 PM

Stuntie said:

Gurkhal said:

 

While a bit off-topic I think that a relatively interesting scenario could be to have the Heretics corrupt a previous "pure" race of primitive Xenos and turn these into pawns for their own quest for glory. All manner of enhancements could also be done to these Xenos by a Heretek of the warband.

 

 

That is a sick, dispicable and truly horrid idea!

Mind if i use it?

 

Not at all. I'm only happy to be able to help a fellow heretic.



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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:02 PM

Adeptus-B said:

I could see Sslyth (from the latest Codex: Dark Eldar) making a viable Black Crusade PC race: serpentine mercenaries who's culture has fallen to corruption…

 

Oi, nice mini.  By the way, you do realise that the Sslyth got a full write-up and official stats in The Koronus Bestiary (Rogue Trader), don't you?  Rogue Trader seems to be the the go-to game for xenos, playable and otherwise.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:17 AM

I would kill for more Eldar-centric supplements dealing with their interactions with the warp, their corruption, mutations, etc.


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#16 Karnage1992

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:25 AM

Is it just me, or do the Sslyth look a hell of alot like the Laer  race that the Emperor's Children wiped out during the great crusade?



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:44 AM

Karnage1992 said:

Is it just me, or do the Sslyth look a hell of alot like the Laer  race that the Emperor's Children wiped out during the great crusade?

 

i'm glad i'm not the only one who had that notion.



#18 Karnage1992

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:17 AM

I was recently reading the book Fulgrim and then just looking at the Sslyth model I'm like "hey! it's one of the Laer!" lol



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:19 AM

There's also the Enoulians from Dark Heresy's Creatures Anathema. The remains of a shattered alien civilisation who work as mercenaries but always against the Imperium and in recent times they are ever more often sighted side by side with the forces of Chaos…



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

There are a bunch of Chaos-worshipping xenos in the Gaunt's Ghosts novel Traitor General. I think it's weird that Games Workshop has never developed 'Chaos Xenos' as a troop type in the tabletop game…






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