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    217 KB Abyssal Jaws 4 Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)20:32 No.14606889  
    Founded in the 33rd Millenium when a lone Administratum clerk found a fragment of the text "Call of Cth-", the High Lords were notified and geneseed of the Blood Angels began being stockpiled for the founding of the Abyssal Jaws. Since its founding the Chapter has made itself known for its vicious tenacity in close range combat and specilation in aquatic enviroments as well as its open disregard for the Codex with its numbers being several times over the stipulated 1,000.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)20:35 No.14606918
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    >Why was the chapter founded?
    Strategic Prognostication
    >When was the chapter founded?
    33rd Millenium
    >Chapter Progenitor
    Blood Angels
    >Gene-Stock Purity
    >Chapter Flaws
    Pride in the Colors
    >Characteristic Modifiers
    +5 Strength, +5 Perception

    >Figure of Legend
    Chief Librarian
    >Deeds of Legend
    Chief Librarian lost in the Warp

    >Number of Worlds
    >Homeworld Type
    Hive and Unihabited
    >Homeworld Terrain
    Ocean (hive world, Maresia) and Temperate (unihabited swampy death world, Noxyssus)
    >Homeworld Relationship

    >Codex Organization
    >Combat Doctrine
    Close Combat
    >Solo Mode Ability
    Pick 2 skills, rank 1 reroll failed tests. Rank 4, add 10 to them. Rank 8, add degree of success.
    >Squad Attack
    Tactical Finesse
    >Squad Defense
    Knowledge is Power
    >Special Equipment
    Beastial Companion (Alligator-Piranha sea monster)
    Death Cult
    >Current Status
    Over Strength
    >Chapter Ally
    Imperial Guard (Maresia Sea-Guard)
    >Chapter Enemy
    some Chaos Space Marines warband/legion
    >Chapter Name
    Abyssal Jaws
    >Battle Cry
    >Advance Table
    Behold Our Wrath
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)20:36 No.14606922
    Just chiming in to say the new paint job looks fucking awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)20:37 No.14606933
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    +++++DESIGNATION: SVX71/55/DVII-13-T++++++
    SUBJECT: Adeptus Astartes of Maresia, Entry 13
    ++Thought for the Day: A mind without purpose will wander in dark places.++

    The Red Thirst tends to affect the Abyssal Jaws less often than other successor chapters of the Blood Angels. It would be a grave mistake to assume their gene-seed has miraculously been saved from this fate. No, it is quite the opposite. The Abyssal Jaws seem to be spared the curse of Red Thirst much in the same way that a man is spared the curse of suffocation while he is in an oxygenated atmosphere. They surround themselves with so much carnage that they have drank their fill of bloodlust to the point that it's almost impossible to tell if an Abyssal Jaw in the grips of the Red Thirst or not.

    The Black Rage is known to the Abyssal Jaws as "The Call of the Deep". Thier minds do not call back to the boiling cauldron of fury that death of Sanguinius left on all who share his gene-seed, no, they are instead filled with a frigid, inevitable purpose like the crushing grasp of the deepest trenches of Maresia. They are called to those depths to do battle with the blasphemous eldritch horrors that sleep beneath the waves. None shall stand in their path lest they too be devoured by this cold fury or so it is said.

    I know not much else of the fate of those claimed by such a state, the locals dare to say no more than cryptic statements that they have gone to join Lord Cartographer Achab's crusade in the Forbbiden Depths. (note: Abyssal Jaw's Chief Libraian, lost to the warp though it within reason to presume he dead).

    >pic:Only symbol we have so far
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)20:38 No.14606946
    yes it does
    it have a nice Sea feeling
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)20:44 No.14607011
    I'm Curious
    what the Jaws does in Noxyssus?
    anything more?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)21:15 No.14607289
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)21:22 No.14607362
    Noxyssus is temperate world about 50% the size of Earth but its made of far denser material (where as Maresia is fuck huge and its core isn't very dense at all). It's atmosphere contains numerous acidic compounds though most life on the planet has adapted to the harsh conditions to cover the planet in marshes, swamps, and bogs. The oceans of Noxyssus, like Maresia, have ancient alien and eldritch tombs/temples/secretbases lurking in their depths. Ancient manuscripts that have been unearthed have accounts of a key stored somewhere on Noxsyssus.

    Additionally the planet is a great place to train the Abyssal Jaws in non-aquatic methods of warfare and hone their abilities on the countless monstous beasts that dwell there.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)21:31 No.14607421
    What we need more? to complete the chapter
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)21:32 No.14607431
    more fluff and writefagging

    also filling out who is who in it
    >> Anonymous 04/15/11(Fri)23:17 No.14608304
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:07 No.14611044
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    While many Space Marine chapters practise cannibalism in some form, be it the blood drinking rituals of the aptly-named Blood Drinkers, or the consumption of human flesh by Imperial Fist cadets, to the horrific ritual which saw the <REDACTED BY ORDER OF THE INQUISITION>, none are more dedicated to the art of devouring their fellow man as the Abyssal Jaws.

    It is unknown how the cannibalistic rituals of the Abyssal Jaws originally came into existence; the native population of Maresia having never be known to practise cannibalism during their recorded history.
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    However, some believe that the cannibalism stems from the Chapters interpretation of the twin curses that affect all successors of the Blood Angels, known as “The Call of the Deep” to the Abyssal Jaws. In battle the Abyssal Jaws will enter a berserk fray in combat rivalled only by the Death Companies of their fellow successors. As a direct effect of the insanity that infects their minds during battle, outside of combat the Abyssal Jaws are noticeably irritable, easily angered and prone to violent spasms.

    However, having participated in the Feast of a Hundred, (where sacrifices (usually family members of one of the many noble houses on Maresia) are divided into a hundred individual pieces, until every member of the chapter has their own portion of human flesh to eat, emulating the piranhas of their home world) a noticeable change of personality occurs.
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    Marines who were often restless and on edge had suddenly become amiable and passionate, creating works of art or composing music. Members of the chapter could be seen conversing with members of the noble houses, or reading stories to children. The sheer contrast between the psychotic Abyssal Jaws and the benevolent Abyssal Jaws is almost absurd.

    While tests have been performed in an attempt to work out why cannibalism has such a positive effect on them, the results have revealed little, some going so far to theorise that the consumption of flesh acts as a placebo for the chapter. Either way, the questions surrounding the chapter remain unanswered and as far as the Abyssal Jaws remain concerned, they'd be happy if it stayed that way.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:20 No.14611103
    >One group so cannibalistic and depraved that they were declared Excommunicate Traitoris
    >Abyssal Jaws are worse than that
    >Still loyalist
    Sigh. I'd get in touch with Ward, man. You've got a career in front of you.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:26 No.14611136
    Sons of Malice (who I assume where the excommunicate traitoris) just had an asshole inquisitor.

    Oh, and possible devotion to Malal.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:29 No.14611152
    >just had an asshole Inquisitor
    They were Chaos worshippers and they ate the Inquisitor alive in a Chaos ritual. The Sons of Malice aren't misunderstood good guys, they -are- followers of Malal (they fight Chaos and the Imperium both, that doesn't make them any less crazy than normal fanatical Chaos marines).
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:30 No.14611157

    The Abyssal Jaws didn't sacrifice and munch on an Inquistor and a bunch of Sisters of Battle. That kind of helps them in the "we're the good guys!" department.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:34 No.14611170
    Did it ever say it was a Chaos ritual?
    It just seemed like a typical cannibalistic one.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:36 No.14611179
    >Sons of Malice
    > Every century the chapter returns to the Labyrinth, an old and scarred ship that has become the Chapter's holy ground and meeting place since the loss of their homeworld. Every warband attends at the correct time, regardless of their current status or who they are fighting. Slaves from every race encountered are then brought to the Labyrinth; each battle brother then retreats to a cell, where they eat the slave assigned to them alive.
    Are the Abyssal Jaws more "devoted to cannibalism" than that?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:37 No.14611184

    Melissia in Dakka insisted that Sons of Malice are bigger Mary Sues than Draigo because they defeated a bunch of Celestians in combat.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:39 No.14611193
    It's not cannibalism if it's xeno. So it depends on the human to xeno slave ratio.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:40 No.14611197

    Admittedly, I've never seen that bit of fluff before. Okay, the Abyssal Jaws aren't THAT dedicated to cannibalism. The Sons of Malice have proven themselves to be much more dedicated to the ask of munching on people.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:41 No.14611202
    Seriously? The dudes that were pretty clearly able to defeat them in the canon because superhumans with possible chaos power (dunno if they had all the chaos boons and shit at that time) vs relatively normal soldier chicks is a fight where the superhumans would most likely win?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:43 No.14611209
    It's crappy fluff regardless to be honest. The Inquisitor is a derp, the chapter is a derp, the Sisters are par-for-the-course antagonist buttmonkeys.

    The chapter is a neat idea though.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:44 No.14611215

    Her argument was this:

    >The writer sent a large force of Celestians at the chapter-- the best Sisters have to offer, whom in tabletop are more skilled at close combat than vanguard veterans and are themselves literally the BEST non-Astartes soldiers in the Imperium bar none-- and had them utterly decimated by the chapter without causing any damage.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:45 No.14611222
    I don't know who that is. I also don't know why I should care.

    They ARE Chaos by that stage, so I you could always say that they're the most cannibalistic loyalist chapter.

    I don't think they where Chaos worshipers at that stage.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:50 No.14611234
    >the BEST non-Astartes soldiers
    >Not assassins
    >Not some of that crazy AdMech shit.

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:55 No.14611254
    assassins aren't soldiers.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:56 No.14611256

    Also ignoring stormtroopers and the surprisingly effective acolyte teams
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)07:58 No.14611264

    Most of the argument was based on the WS4 Celestians' Holy Hatred (hitting non-MC/IC units on 3+ regardless of WS).

    There was also this regarding fluff instead of game mechanics:

    >Stormtroopers are the best non-Sororitas soldiers in the Imperium. Basic Battle Sisters are equal to Stormtroopers in terms of training, discipline and skill (with Stormtroopers of course having superior spec-ops ability), and superior to them in equipment and motivation. Seraphim are even better than this, pushing human skill and agility in power armor to Astartes level (superior, in fact, in terms of agility). And Celestians are better, in terms of raw skill, than Seraphim-- beyond the level of the typical Astartes.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:03 No.14611288

    Umm...sorta...they have hit and run but they are also still init 4. Could see them maybe going up to 5 based on the fact they use pistols thus have greater reach but for the moment, they are init 4 and AS GOOD as a marine, not better.

    I'm a Sisters fan and even I call bullshit. Celestians may be able to take out marines 2:1 but even I don't say they are even. Marines are superhumanly strong and tough. Sisters can't manage that without pulling a living saint.
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    >abyssal jews
    >oh... I misread

    true story
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:10 No.14611321
    Yes, but that poster is a ridiculously derpy SoB fangirl. Why is this important to /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:11 No.14611329
    You forget that Sisters are god-powered killing machines and can flip out and do all kinds of crazy things that marines wish they could do. Can't bring in the marine's physical advantages without also bringing in the sister's faith.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:14 No.14611339

    Yes, hence the 2:1 odds. That's making the assumption that thier faith allows them to go beyond normal human levels. Most humans would be lucky to manage 10:1 odds against a marine.

    Though there is the occasional case of a Sister going crazy and flipping out and killing entire squads of marines but this is discounting Sister Sin or Seraphim Stern.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:14 No.14611341

    But they haven't defeated Daemon Princes, Avatars or Greater Daemons in fluff, especially one on one, ever.

    The hive tyrant slaying from 2e comes closest, but that's a mundane synapse beast spawned in untold numbers, hardly a more worthy adversary than generic warboss/chaos marine 123456.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/16/11(Sat)08:15 No.14611344

    There is a whole range of strength and ability within the single numbers. The entire range of human strength and endurance, from the peasant broken by malnutrition and cruel labour to the arms-like-your-thighs physique of the average Stormtrooper, fits neatly within S3 T3. The other stats don't cover so much range as this, but there's still a whole lot of scope for something to be better than something else within that range.

    Sisters of Battle are the best humanity can produce without them starting to become physiologically inhuman, be that as outwardly as the Space Marine, or with the fiendish subtlety of the Officio Assassinorum assassins. Sure, the Space Marine bellcurve has its midpoint well above that of humanity proper, but every bellcurve has its high endpoint, and the elite ranks of the Sisters of Battle are it for humanity. I don't have trouble imagining that some of their best can be a match for a standard Space Marine.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:16 No.14611348
    Is there any fluff that shows that sisters can just routinely pull miracles out their asses?
    They look like they just tend to derp about and sacrifice themselves and occasionally something good happens.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:17 No.14611352

    The founder of the Sisters as we know it managed a mutual kill against a large chaos force iirc.

    And a Sister HAS managed that sort of thing, Sister Stern. She beat the crap out of everything that go in her way, including Dark Eldar while unarmed.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:23 No.14611387
    Requesting elaboration on the Call of the Deep fluff-part.

    When you say they go to battle the eldritch creatures, is it in the sense they actually go to their Home planet and go into the depths, or is it a mental thing?

    I'm thinking of writefagging, but I don't want to fuck up the fluff.
    >> that book guy 04/16/11(Sat)08:26 No.14611403

    There are rules that have them pulling miracles out of their ass. In an apocalypse game I saw them (one squad 20 strong, heavy bolters no melta) gun down a a 3 strong screamer killer brood with faith bullshit rending then survive getting charged by a scythed hierodule
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:29 No.14611418
    Crunch ≠ Fluff
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    This is what happened to the "founding" Sisters.

    The martyr's death is understandably something of an aspiration to the later generations of the order.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:32 No.14611429

    Actually they can do the same in the RPG too. The faith powers work. They can pull 'ignores penalties to attacks', 'unnatural stats' and 'cannot be killed' out of their ass.

    The last one is really mean. Burn a fate point, can't be killed till the encounter ends, though damage continues to rack up.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:33 No.14611436
    Just chiming in to say that the Abyssal Jaws have a page on 1d4chan.


    So feel free to contribute any shit you've got.
    >> 'Call of the Deep' Some Random Writefag 04/16/11(Sat)08:34 No.14611437
    Welp, this is my contribution to the Jaws. Like it, hate it, retcon it at will. I don't really care.
    It was whispering to him now. Cold, unfeeling. Tendrils in his mind, grabbing aimlessly at thoughts.

    Everything else seemed like static in comparison. The screaming, the shouting, the roar of bolterfire. Go a little further, it said. Just a bit more, it echoed. At first, he was surprised, wary. But as the voice spoke, and everything seemed to become insignificant, he realized, almost belatedly, he had become incredibly calm. Everything felt as though it was as it should be. Like pieces falling into place...

    It was waiting for him. He didn't know where... he just had to keep going. Further. Deeper.

    How far had he traveled now? It didn't matter. The voice was louder, and he started to see, but what he saw, he could not describe with words or thoughts. He raised his bolter, and he let loose with all the rounds he could unleash.

    Just a bit more, it said. Just a bit further, it echoed.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:36 No.14611449

    It's just immunity to death from Critical Hits, not all death effects.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/16/11(Sat)08:38 No.14611459

    The 'so faithful that they can slightly bend reality' thign is part of the fluff, albeit that it's not nearly as prevalent as Faith powers in the rules. It tends to be the domain of their more notable heroes, and of Sisters in impossible situations. The way it's presented is that, instead of the standardish 'wow that was pretty badass' most other factions get, they get mostly sensible-ish victories appropriate to their discipline and skill, anbd the occasional HOW THE FUCK victory that they had no right to pull off whatsoever.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:44 No.14611487

    Doesn't really change the fact that Sisters have no fluff victories against Daemon Princes, Avatars and Greater Daemons, while Space Marines do.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:44 No.14611489

    Looking forward to some decent BL books or maybe some ok codex fluff. Preferably some that are wins WITHOUT it being a miracle. Miracles are nice but some good 'they earned this with skill and tactics' wins would be nice.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:46 No.14611498

    Actually they do. Daemonfuge had a Sister kicking the crap out of a lot of Daemons.

    And when marines have a hundred times the fluff that Sisters get, you can expect more victories.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:48 No.14611505
    >Doesn't really change the fact that Sisters have no fluff victories.

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:48 No.14611508

    They weren't very significant daemons, she was captured by Ahriman and only survived due to a Grey Knight intervention.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:52 No.14611531

    Yep, she was only captured by the single most powerful chaos sorcerer there is.

    She also kicked the crap out of Dark Eldar in close combat, Space Marines and, according to what people say about the planned issue for after it was canceled, a Cullelex assasin.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:53 No.14611536

    Ahriman isn't even as powerful as Njal or Tigurius.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:55 No.14611546

    Bullshit. He's the most powerful chaos psyker out there and he's been around a LOT longer than either of them. He also managed a ritual powerful enough to affect and ENIRE legion.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)08:59 No.14611553

    With a coven of other sorcerers, and the ritual lasted for days AND was done in the Eye.

    Njal has blasted a bloodthirster apart with lightning and scattered a Khornate daemon army into the winds with a conjured storm. Again, Ahriman's actual battle feats are utterly meager in comparison.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:01 No.14611561
    I liked that Ahriman got some love in the Grey Knight codex.
    >> Marquis de Crême Fraiche 04/16/11(Sat)09:08 No.14611591

    If you don't think the Champion of the God of Sorcery couldn't best someone in a sorcery-off, you are the densest motherfucker on the planet.

    Besides you're also stupid enough to think Ahriman doesn't "Just as Planned" all of his battles before ever going in to them, meaning if he ever has to lift a finger it's because something has gone horribly wrong.

    Ahriman doesn't blast entire armies to ribbons because he's not so lacking in class and distinction. Hell, he's so insanely understanding of power and fate that I doubt he ever needs to bother using his powers at all any more.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:12 No.14611611

    It might be true that Ahriman's defeats are just devious parts of Tzeentch's plan, but same can be said of the most pathetic cultist's defeats.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:16 No.14611624
    All we know about Ahriman is that he steals from libraries and gets his shit stomped by Eldar.
    His most impressive feat was the Rubric and even then he didn't do it right.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:37 No.14611703
    Explain me why the Abyssal Jaws aren't excommunicate traitoris with such a backround ? Even Blood Angels don't do such horrendous acts as eating prisoners and locals alive.
    Mite be cool to make them rogue marines, but still loyal to the emprah... in their own way.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:39 No.14611708
    Sorry to break it to you...

    Flesh Eaters, Flesh Tearers, Blood Drinkers...

    Lots of other Chapters have strange rituals involving cannibalism as well. It's pretty much accepted. (Unless you're snacking on Inquisitors/retinues and engaging in pagan rites.)
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:40 No.14611712
    I Like it
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:45 No.14611726
    Well, forget it then.

    And what about their nemesis ? What about creating an eldritch entity who would be basically a minor warp god ? I guess we could say he's entrapped on their native world, in one of those abyssal shrines and temples. And that the chapter's activity are somehow keeping him under control.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:46 No.14611730
    except the flesh tearers hide this and are trying to redeem themselves because it is infact rounds for excominicate traitoris
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)09:48 No.14611743
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    "Curses foiled again!"

    -Azhek Ahriman following his defeat by Chapter Master Heman of the Masters of the Universe.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)10:12 No.14611877
    The talk was, there's this eldritch thing. Both of the Factions(AJ and CSM) are trying to find the portal. One to Lock the Daemon and the other to free it
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)10:13 No.14611881
    >Kathal, Captain of the First Company of the Sons of Malice, led the chapter victory rites, which bordered on cannibalism, observed by Inquisitor Pietas, a senior member of the Ordo Hereticus. Although flesh-eating rituals are not uncommon among the Space Marines, Pietas was obviously unacquainted with the barbarous customs of Space Marines and mobilized a strike force of Adepta Sororitas Celestians to deal with the "heretics". The Sisters made planetfall right in the midst of the Company at the height of their celebrations. Kathal and his troops responded to the interference of their sacred Chapter rites by savagely attacking the strike force, defeating the Celestians. Kathal dragged the meddling Inquisitor before the chapter altar where she was ritually sacrificed.

    It was the Inqusitors fault that the Sons of Malice went renegade.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)10:51 No.14612079

    This is awesome dawg
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)10:58 No.14612123

    Oddly enough it says nothing about eating the Sisters, just the Inquisitor. Heck, it doesn't even say they killed all the SIsters, just that they beat them.

    Probebly the lightest they've gotten off recently in fluff.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)11:24 No.14612294
    what CSM will take on the AJ?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)11:34 No.14612376

    Hmmm... The Sons of Malice maybe?

    Actually, I remember someone writing mentioning the Librarian who got lost in the warp was fighting against the Thousand Sons, so they or some other Tzeentchian warband would make a good canidate.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:03 No.14613062
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:26 No.14613200
    One thing I just saw was that the fan-made symbol of the Warp Ghosts chapter of traitor marines is basically a mindflayer skull. That's pretty cthulu-esqe.

    Oh, and these guys:
    >>Blessed by Tzeentch, the Scourged are said to hear every lie spoken by man. Though this gives them unparalleled knowledge, it eventually drives them all mad with the constant voices in their heads.

    Sounds pretty Old One-ish. Or we could aways just make up a new bunch of Chaos Marines?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:29 No.14613216

    I think the Emperor's Nightmares have already called dibs on Tzeentch. I'd like to see them do something different.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:43 No.14613339
    How about Malal?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:59 No.14613496
    The Scourged are cool. How does Nurgle sound, too?

    Failing that, we could use the King in Rags and Tatters- basically, an aspect of Tzeentch that kills worlds.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:06 No.14613548
    I suppose we should think of reasons for why each of the Chaos gods would want whatever is hidden inside the ruins.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:18 No.14613642

    Hey guys

    No, seriously


    What if In those ruins

    lies the necronomicon

    who could open a tremandous gate through reality

    or kill

    the Grey Knight Draigo.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:06 No.14614063

    Yeah, but what would Khorne want with a book? Or Slannesh for that matter? Hell, at least Nurgle could put it on display in the lounge.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:10 No.14614098
    A free pass to the reality
    and a way to defeat the Troll who fucken destroys every chaos realm each week.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:03 No.14614591
    The Eldritch Abomination sealed in the deepest trenches of Maresia needs to be something that draws the attention of both Chaos and the Eldar. It could very well be a minor Eldar god that was sealed on the world aeons ago for some crime against the rest of the Eldar pantheon. It could also just as easily be a 'dead' minor chaos god that has been sealed in the there for aeons before the fall of the Eldar.

    Or if we want to go crazy, have it be something related to the Old Ones, in particular one that went batshit crazy.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:04 No.14614609
    or possibly ENSLAVERS
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:11 No.14614679
    it's both

    it just starts as a mental thing but as it progresses they feel called to do battle in the deepest trenches of Maresia
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:53 No.14615066
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:59 No.14615105
    I had an idea about space travel for the jaws.
    >Take a fuckhueg amount of water.
    >Use gravity manipulation to move it around.
    >Fill with piranhas.
    Instead of STEEL REHN, it's PIRANHA FLUDD!
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:15 No.14615720
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:21 No.14615766
    does anyone have any prefernce on what is sealed in Maresia? Because I feel that once we establish that things will flow more smoothly.

    or you know we could just roll for it something if we can't come to a decision
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:23 No.14615785
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    dumping lovecraftian seabeasts
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:24 No.14615792
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:24 No.14615798
    [EXPUNGED] Great stone cities of [EXPUNGED], the undying dead, their legions rising [EXPUNGED] and at their head [EXPUNGED], for how can one slay that which can eternal lie?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:25 No.14615805
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:30 No.14615834
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    lets just go with CHAOS XENOS from unknown aeons in the past

    Chaos Undivided wants in because they want the dread scriptures of a dead chaos god. Tzeentch wants in because that's just want Tzeentch does. Khore is there to kill it.

    The Eldar show up because their farseers see some bad shit happening and do their generally dumb things.

    Maybe the dead god can be calling out to the nids or through his dead dreams fucking with the Emperor's Nightmares (they are in the same segmentum).
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:30 No.14615839
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:31 No.14615853
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:33 No.14615869
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    Chaos cultists of Maresia
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:33 No.14615879
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:34 No.14615886
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    damn sea beasties are at it again
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:36 No.14615897
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:46 No.14615962

    At this point, I say we roll for it.
    >> SkeletonGimp !L.YFcYksIQ 04/16/11(Sat)19:11 No.14616129
    For this beast of the deep thing, anyone thought of a c'tan? Similar to the Dragon on mars, it's infecting people on the planet, including marines, with visions of a necrontyr city that's sunk to the depths of the planet (possibly due to massive planetary damage during battle with Old Ones, making massive craters that formed huge oceans)

    Chapter feels Call of the Deep, with Marines going down to the Necontyr city to battle the C'Tan.

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:16 No.14616168
    Make it a generic Necron Lord/ unknown creature. More C'tan are the realm of Goto and fanfiction bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:16 No.14616170
    "THE BEAST RISES!" Brother-Librarian Mosig shouted over the crashing waves of that were common around the great Achab Maelstrom.

    "NONE ESCAPE THE CRUSHING DEPTHS!" replied a chorus of his battle-brothers emerging from the foamy waters, chain-hooks and blasting harpoons in hand as they swam toward the rocky shores lined with the dread beasts summoned by the sorcery of the dark god's cultists.

    The beasts roared their own reply as they lept forward to meet the oncoming swarm. The Abyssal Jaws tore into the front line with frenzied abandon as their harpoon dug deep into the tentacled mutants before the explosive charge on its tip went off to create a shower of gore and blood. Mosig readied his own chain-hook and threw it rocketing toward the hulking form of a cultist warped by sorcery in the background that stood above the rest. It connected with a bloody splat as its clawed fingers dug into its flesh and pulled the cord taugt to launch him forward to meet it head on.

    It screamed out shrilly and battered Mosig with bolts of warp energy but it wasn't enough to stop him from landing the reved up toothed saw on his gauntlet into its face. "WHAT NOW HERETIC?" Mosig roared with laughter as he sawed the sorceror's skull open at its brow. "YOUR GODS ARE WEAK BEFORE THE CRUSHING PRESSURE OF THE EMPEROR'S MIGHT!" He grabbed it by the neck and tore its skull off only to toss it aside.

    The other beasts were fairing just about as well under the frenzied onslaught of the Abyssal Jaws as the carved through them in a shower of blood and torn flesh. The seas would run red tonight.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:18 No.14616189
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    lets just go with chaos xenos from aeons before. We don't necessarily need to say more other than keeping to a general lovecraft theme.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:18 No.14616192
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    >yfw the new Necron codex mentions 3 new C'tan
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:19 No.14616203
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:20 No.14616206
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:23 No.14616232
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    well if the imperium can make servoskulls float, whos to say the Abyssal Jaw's Tech Marines use very dangerous seabeasties instead of skulls
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:23 No.14616242
    I concur on the rolling
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:24 No.14616246
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:26 No.14616261

    >> SkeletonGimp !L.YFcYksIQ 04/16/11(Sat)19:26 No.14616264
    Is there any history of Necro lords spreading mind messages across whole planets?

    The C'Tan lead is the most reasonable if we go Necrontyr route seeing as how there's background for the Dragon influencing human minds with thoughts of technology.

    The other option is to go right back in 40k canon. A possible Slann, sleeping in the ruins of an Old Slann city/temple and sending out a kind of unconcious psychic beacon.

    The idea of warp gods doesn't sit well considering they're tied into the warp and so wouldn't physically exist in reality.

    A bound daemon/greater daemon might also make sense, but it'd have to be a very powerfull daemon bound to a pretty big/strong artefact since moat daemon artefacts (bound weapons for example) can only communicate/influence in close proximity, usually touch.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:30 No.14616292
    I think we should pick between a Slann/Old One or Insane Eldar God
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:31 No.14616300
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    >> Aethelred Metatron 04/16/11(Sat)19:32 No.14616316
    Chaos Xenos works best here. Necrons are too robotic for this sorta thing. Maybe a tainted Tyranid/Ork offshoot or something like that?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:32 No.14616319
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    old ones fit best with the lovecraft theme
    >> Emperor's Champion !!dTSxH/3+AFl 04/16/11(Sat)19:34 No.14616332

    Or a retard powerful Chaos Artefact like the Maledictum in DOW 1.

    Something strong enough to pretty much guarantee any CSM/sorc/chaos lord/daemon prince/whatever that grabs it is getting plenty of boons/love from whatever god really likes them.

    Hell, make it a relic of Malal, like a bitchtastic powerful Darkblade/dreadblade/whatever the fuck they call the malal daemon weapon these days.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:35 No.14616338
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    Roll a d10

    >1 - 4 Chaos Xenos that predate the fall of the Eldar
    > 5 - 8 Sleeping Insane Old One
    > 9 - 10 Insane Eldar God that has been lost to history
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:36 No.14616351

    >1 - 3 Chaos Xenos that predate the fall of the Eldar
    > 4 - 6 Sleeping Insane Old One
    > 7 - 8 Insane Eldar God that has been lost to history
    > 9 - 10 Super Powerful Lost Chaos Artifact
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:37 No.14616364
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    in other news, Maresia needs to have a Hive Innsmouth
    >> Emperor's Champion !!dTSxH/3+AFl 04/16/11(Sat)19:38 No.14616371

    Is it bad that I'm oping those orange, tentacle-looking things taste like candy corn?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:38 No.14616372
    Chaos daemon/ancient creature is fine.
    >> SkeletonGimp !L.YFcYksIQ 04/16/11(Sat)19:38 No.14616374
    If we roll old one I'd love to write up some blurb of you guys don't mind.

    Not keen on chaos xenos myself, might give eldar god a try too.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:40 No.14616397
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    rolled 6 = 6

    we're rolling because we can't come up with a decision

    i might as well roll myself

    first to get 3 rolls for it wins
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:41 No.14616409
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    rolled 9 = 9

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:42 No.14616414
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    actually if you are going to write something then by all means we'll go with old one
    >> Emperor's Champion !!dTSxH/3+AFl 04/16/11(Sat)19:42 No.14616424
    Tesseract labyrinth with a chaos tainted old one locked away in it.

    There you go.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:44 No.14616434
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:44 No.14616445
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    oh, in that case i can see why chaos would want to get their hands on it.

    It'd be an entity that's older than most of the chaos gods.

    Wordbearers would be all over that.
    >> SkeletonGimp !L.YFcYksIQ 04/16/11(Sat)19:47 No.14616473
    Kk, I'll do a short premise first, then people suggest changes/additions and I'll take them and do a bit of an expanded version.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:50 No.14616504
    as far as canbalisms goes, maybe a way for criminals and other ne'erdowells on Maresia who want a chance to prove their faith to emperor can undergo a ritual in which the ritualistically remove a limb and offer it to the Abyssal Jaws. If they are indeed pure in their faith then the Abyssal Jaw will be unable to consume their flesh (rationalized that they are only to bear their teeth against enemies of the Emperor).
    >> Emperor's Champion !!dTSxH/3+AFl 04/16/11(Sat)19:51 No.14616507
    The brother-librarian shifted fitfully in his sleep, eyes clamped shut as a cold, clammy sweat gripped him.

    He writhed uncomfortably, unable to drift off into complete sleep, for every time he closed his eyes it was there.

    It; Baroque and massive, obsese and horrid. The thing looked like some horrid mutant spawned of nightmares.

    It was part man, part frog, and disgusting through and through. The thing was massive, sitting atop a stone throne, bulging, rheumy eyes shut tight as its bloated throat swelled with each ragged, gasping breath.

    Every so often a cracked, oozing tongue would slip out between chapped, slimy lips, licking against the thing's sore-ridden belly.

    And then he would wake up, just as the creature's eyes opened. '

    blah blah blah.

    i'm out of bran muffin.
    >> !iN.MY.aRMs 04/16/11(Sat)19:52 No.14616521
    come on i need to know what's in the box
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:52 No.14616522
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    Hey here's a perfect monster for them to fight: Siphonophores.

    About the closest you can get to an eldritch abomination on earth.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:52 No.14616525
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    rolled 2, 4 = 6

    Okay, let's give this a try...
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:55 No.14616541
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:58 No.14616565
    I for one now want these guys to be in the same sector as the Emperor's Nightmares just so they can have horrible dreams of fishyfrog beasts too.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:59 No.14616573

    Crossover time?

    Crossover time.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:59 No.14616574
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)19:59 No.14616581
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    >functional onaltu
    Yes the onaltu is functional captcha.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:00 No.14616589
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    >> Emperor's Champion !!dTSxH/3+AFl 04/16/11(Sat)20:01 No.14616591

    Make them like pirahna. Not the 'EAT IT TO THEBONE INSTANTLY' way, but how they'll pick fins and scales and bits of meat off of things unless they have blood in the water.

    Except they cut off the body parts of criminals to teach them a lesson instead.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:03 No.14616607
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:04 No.14616620
    yeah. I don't see them nibbling on people they like and they are pretty bro with the Sea-Guard.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:06 No.14616646
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    >> SkeletonGimp !L.YFcYksIQ 04/16/11(Sat)20:17 No.14616734
    Deep within the crevasses of Maresia's equatorial oceans lies an ancient and long forgotten secret.

    Miles beneath the deepest of ocean hives lie ruins of an ancient civilisation. Worn away by tidal forces and crushing pressure, any explorator vessels that even attempted to search te area would see nothing more then boulders, miming the shapes of pillars and walls.

    Further still, carved deep into the side of the crevass cliffs, lies the ruined entrance to a great temple. Corroded suits of armour surround stone doors, the few discernable details on their surface ghosting the shape of the Astartes.

    Through the stone doors, a water flooded passage leads almost endlessly forward. Eons ago, the passage way would have been lined with torches and braziers. Long since eaten away by rust, only green and orange tinged sand remains, covering the floor in a macabare 'mosaic' (continued)
    >> SkeletonGimp !L.YFcYksIQ 04/16/11(Sat)20:35 No.14616891
    Deeper into the passage, more Pieces of armour litter the floor. Some with little enough corrosion to make out the silver grey of ceramite, others no more then rock like husks. Of the remains of the wearers suits, there is no sign, the bones joining the sea dust that lines the passage.

    After many kilometers, the passageway finally ends. One great door blocks futher entry, sealing out the ocean water.

    Behind this door lies a sleeping giant. A great beast, sitting upon a throne of marble worn by the eons. Where once was fine carvings in it's surface, only coral like cracks, bubbles and humps remained.

    Of the beast itself, it's size dwarfed space marine dreadnaughts and tyranid carnifexes alike.

    The features of both man and frog combined, the ancient xenos sat upon webbed legs, with a great rotund middrift and bulbous head.

    Of note, however, were the long tentacles the descended from it's front nostrils. Almost octopus like in appearance, they seemed at one both a perfectly natural feature, and a strange and abnornaml mutation.

    Eyes closed, the beast remained motionless, the only sign of life coming from a slight tremble as it breathed once maybe every hour or so.

    But in it's mind, a great war wages....
    >> SkeletonGimp !L.YFcYksIQ 04/16/11(Sat)20:38 No.14616913
    For a good idea of how the old one's face would look like, think a combination of the WH fantasy slaan and savey jones' tencacle face from pirates of the carribean.

    Have left ending of premise nce and open for someone else to carry on as it's 1:30 am here in the uk and I'm mega tired
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:44 No.14616970
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    I laughed way harder at that than I should've.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)21:29 No.14617300
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    Jawsome isn't anything new guys, never seen Street Shark?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)21:34 No.14617343

    So i'm not sure if i am feeling the heraldry
    anyone has another idea for it?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)21:39 No.14617386
    rolled 5, 2 = 7


    Ermm, something mouth-like. A proposal from one of the earlier threads was basically the World Eaters heraldy, minus the chaos crap and with a Blood Angels-style drop in the middle.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)21:40 No.14617396

    Whoops, forgot to clear the email field.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)21:42 No.14617410
    or a red whirlpool
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)21:43 No.14617414
    er, redwhirlpool inside the mouth
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)21:50 No.14617471
    I don't know if that was clear
    but the 2 waves form a Jaw
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)22:12 No.14617643
    Awesome, I've wanted to make a Chapter dedicated to keeping Cthulhu down for a while. But I always imagined it as being separate from Chaos. Kind of like The Harrowing, but with more Shoggoths.

    Maybe we could have one of their duties be "Go kill all the Deep Ones/Dagon Cultists on the coastline every hundred years or so." Maybe have them put Elder Signs on everything to ward off Eldritch Abominations.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)22:31 No.14617752

    An interesting play on this:

    Chaos cultists take root, and become pretty badass due to being in a constant cultist gang war with Cthulhu/Hastur/Dagon cults that don't appreciate the Chaos Gods muscling in on their turf. A Warband of Khorne Berzerkers hears about this highly competent Cult and portals there for half the sacrifices they normally charge. Eldritch Cultists get wind of this and decide to nip that shit in the bud, Que Berzerkers getting swarmed by Shoggoths and Tentacle-covered Cthulhu Cultists coming up out of the sewers.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)22:37 No.14617790

    That's the greatest mental Image I've had all day.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)22:38 No.14617797

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