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18th Mar '17 10:25:21 AM Willbyr
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18th Mar '17 10:07:37 AM Willbyr
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The Custodes didn't receive official models until the end of October 2016 with the release of the [[GaidenGame board game]] ''Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero.'' Free downloadable rules for using the models in games set during the forty-first millennium were also released at the same time.

Their latest codex, ''Codex: Adeptus Astartes'', was released in March of 2017 along the release of the last part of ''Gathering Storm''.

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The Custodes didn't receive official models until the end of October 2016 with the release of the [[GaidenGame board game]] ''Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero.'' Free downloadable rules for using the models in games set during the forty-first millennium were also released at the same time.

Their latest codex, ''Codex: Adeptus Astartes'', was released in
time. In March of 2017 along 2017, they received an official codex in the release ''Talons of the last Emperor'' box set as part of the ''Gathering Storm''.
Storm'' storyline.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Par for the course in 40k, but if you encounter a Custode with the title of "Captain-General" on the opposing side of you.... Well, let's just say you'll understand what "pain" means.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Par for the course in 40k, but if you encounter a Custode with the title of "Captain-General" on the opposing side of you.... Well, you...well, let's just say you'll understand what "pain" means.



* BlingOfWar: The ''standard'' Custodes' PowerArmour (seen on the picture at the right) is more blinged out than most Space Marine Chapter Masters. Their [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Storm Shields]] are also as incredibly ornate.

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* BlingOfWar: The ''standard'' Custodes' PowerArmour (seen on the picture at the right) is more blinged out than most Space Marine Chapter Masters. Their [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Storm Shields]] are also just as incredibly ornate.



The Sisters of Silence received rules and models in the ''Burning of Prospero'' game.
%%Their latest codex, ''Codex: Sisters of Silence'', was released in 2017 along with the final part of the ''Gathering Storm'' event.

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The Sisters of Silence first received rules and models in the ''Burning of Prospero'' game.
%%Their latest codex, ''Codex: Sisters of Silence'', was released
game. In March 2017, they received an official codex in 2017 along with the final ''Talons of the Emperor'' box set as part of the ''Gathering Storm'' event.
storyline.



* TheSpeechless: The Sisters's name is literal, as they take a vow of silence called the Oath of Tranquility upon promotion to full Sisterhood; novitiates can talk freely. They communicate mainly in their own type of sign language, but are skilled in others, including the battlefield signage used by the Astartes. This is reflected in their armor covering their faces below the eyes.

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* TheSpeechless: The Sisters's name is literal, as they take a vow of silence called the Oath of Tranquility upon promotion to full Sisterhood; novitiates initiates can talk freely. freely. This is reflected in their armor covering their faces below the eyes. They communicate mainly in their own type of sign language, but are skilled in others, including the battlefield signage used by the Astartes. This is reflected in their armor covering their faces below the eyes.
18th Mar '17 6:26:13 AM Willbyr
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* AntiMagic: The specialty of the Culexus. In addition to them being able to mess with psykers just by being near them (due to the Pariah gene), the Animus Speculum weapon mounted on their helms draws power from nearby psykers to shoot bolts of anti-psychic energy that are especially lethal to psykers. In-game, they have the Psychic Abomination rule which severely cripples psykers.[[labelnote:Specifics]]''All'' psykers within 12" of the Culexus get a -3 penalty to their Leadership and don't generate Warp charges during the psychic phase. Also, the Culexus can't be targeted by psychic powers, and units that move into that 12" range lose psychic buffs or penalties.[[/labelnote]]

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* AntiMagic: The specialty of the Culexus. In addition to them being able to mess with psykers just by being near them (due to the Pariah gene), being Blanks), the Animus Speculum weapon mounted on their helms draws power from nearby psykers to shoot bolts of anti-psychic energy that are especially lethal to psykers. In-game, they have the Psychic Abomination rule which severely cripples psykers.[[labelnote:Specifics]]''All'' psykers within 12" of the Culexus get a -3 penalty to their Leadership and don't generate Warp charges during the psychic phase. Also, the Culexus can't be targeted by psychic powers, and units that move into that 12" range lose psychic buffs or penalties.[[/labelnote]]



[[folder: Sisters of Silence]]

The Sisters of Silence are arguably the best weapons against psykers that the Imperium has to offer, a mysterious group of heavily armed women who are also Blanks, who's mere precense can shut down some of the mightiest agents of Chaos. Being formed by The Emperor of Mankind himself, they have been part of some of the greatest battles in history, such as the Sacking of Prospero, The Siege of Terra and The Great Crusade. After the Horus Heresy, they all started to dissapear, with many different reasons being given, such as disgust with the current state of The Imperium, only to slowly reform after the War of The Best and make their full return aiding Guilliman against Magnus The Red.

Their latest codex, ''Codex: Sisters of Silence'', was released in 2017 along with the final part of the ''Gathering Storm'' event.

* AmazonBrigade: Before the Sororitas, there were these ladies.
* AntiMagic: Comes with being a Blank.
* BlingOfWar: As with the Custodes, they are clad in gilded armor.

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[[folder: Sisters [[folder:Sisters of Silence]]

Silence]]
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The Sisters of Silence are arguably the best weapons against psykers that the Imperium has to offer, a mysterious group of heavily armed women who are also Blanks, who's whose mere precense presence can shut down some of the mightiest agents of Chaos. Being formed Organized by The the Emperor of Mankind himself, they have been part of some of the greatest battles in history, such as the Sacking of Prospero, The the Siege of Terra and The the Great Crusade. After the Horus Heresy, they all started to dissapear, disappear, with many different reasons being given, such as disgust with the current state of The the Imperium, only to slowly reform after the War of The Best Beast and make their full return aiding Guilliman against Magnus The the Red.

Their The Sisters of Silence received rules and models in the ''Burning of Prospero'' game.
%%Their
latest codex, ''Codex: Sisters of Silence'', was released in 2017 along with the final part of the ''Gathering Storm'' event.

* AmazonBrigade: Before The Imperium's first all-female fighting force, millennia before the Sororitas, there were these ladies.
Adepta Sororitas.
* AntiMagic: Comes with being Like the Culexus Assassins, every Sister of Silence is a Blank.
Blank, having no Warp presence. This makes psykers acutely uncomfortable in a Sister's presence, even causing actual pain, and their psychic abilities are dampened or even shut down.
* BlingOfWar: As with the Custodes, they are clad in gilded armor.Vratine armor.
* TheSpeechless: The Sisters's name is literal, as they take a vow of silence called the Oath of Tranquility upon promotion to full Sisterhood; novitiates can talk freely. They communicate mainly in their own type of sign language, but are skilled in others, including the battlefield signage used by the Astartes. This is reflected in their armor covering their faces below the eyes.
18th Mar '17 4:22:51 AM Sorantheman
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[[folder: Sisters of Silence]]

The Sisters of Silence are arguably the best weapons against psykers that the Imperium has to offer, a mysterious group of heavily armed women who are also Blanks, who's mere precense can shut down some of the mightiest agents of Chaos. Being formed by The Emperor of Mankind himself, they have been part of some of the greatest battles in history, such as the Sacking of Prospero, The Siege of Terra and The Great Crusade. After the Horus Heresy, they all started to dissapear, with many different reasons being given, such as disgust with the current state of The Imperium, only to slowly reform after the War of The Best and make their full return aiding Guilliman against Magnus The Red.

Their latest codex, ''Codex: Sisters of Silence'', was released in 2017 along with the final part of the ''Gathering Storm'' event.

* AmazonBrigade: Before the Sororitas, there were these ladies.
* AntiMagic: Comes with being a Blank.
* BlingOfWar: As with the Custodes, they are clad in gilded armor.
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18th Mar '17 3:53:48 AM Sorantheman
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Their latest codex, ''Codex: Adeptus Astartes'', was released in March of 2017 along the release of the last part of ''Gathering Storm''.
14th Mar '17 8:53:12 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Par for the course in 40k, but if you encounter a Custode with the title of "Captain-General" on the opposing side of you.... Well, let's just say you'll understand what "pain" means.
* {{BFS}}: Their Sentinel Blades are as long as the Custode wielding them is tall. And since they're OneHeadTaller than an 8-foot tall Space Marine Terminator.... yeah.
* BlingOfWar: The ''standard'' Custodes' PowerArmour (seen on the picture at the right) is more blinged out than most Space Marine Chapter Masters. Their [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Storm Shields]] are also as incredibly ornate.



* ColorMotif: The Custodes were notable for their [[BlingOfWar golden, ornately carved armour]]. After the Horus Heresy, black became the Custodes color to mourn the Emperor. As of ''Rising Storm'' however, they're back in their gold armour.



** The free downloadable rules for them finally gives us an idea on them, tabletop-wise: Normal Custodians have Weapon Skill 5, Ballistics Skill 5, Strength 5, Toughness 5, 2 Wounds, Initiative 4, 3 Armor, 10 Leadership and a 2+ Armor save[[note]]the Shield-Captain instead has: Weapon Skill 6, 4 Armor, but is otherwise the same[[/note]], with the Adamantium Will, Bulky, Deep Strike, Fearless and Eternal Warrior special rules. Which means, tabletop-wise, Custodes can be basically summed up as "Space Marine Terminators on Crack" who are ''extremely'' difficult to put down, and model size-wise, are taller than ''Terminator Marines''[[note]]The top of the head of Space Marine in Power Armour come up to mid-chest on a Custodes, and a head of a Terminator comes up to a Custodes' chin[[/note]]. Them being so large makes sense: They'd look incredibly goofy circling the Emperor if they only came up to his waist.



* HoverTank: Take a Sicaran Battle Tank, and stick it on a Land Speeder and you have the Custodies' Caladius Grav-Tank. Their "standard" AwesomePersonnelCarrier is a "Grav-Rhino".

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* HoverTank: Take a Sicaran Battle Tank, and stick it on a Land Speeder and you have the Custodies' Custodes' Caladius Grav-Tank. Their "standard" AwesomePersonnelCarrier is a "Grav-Rhino".



* ItWasAGift: Each Custode is personally given their weapon by the Emperor...at least, they were before the Horus Heresy. They've probably dropped that rule by "modern" 40k.

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* ItWasAGift: Each Custode is personally given their weapon by the Emperor... at least, they were before the Horus Heresy. They've probably dropped that rule by "modern" 40k.



** Some Custodes wield Sentinel Warblades instead of Guardian Spears. These massive swords, [[{{BFS}} as long as a Custode is tall]], incorporate a double-barrelled Bolt Caster into the crossguard that fires a hail of short range bolt rounds.
* PaintItBlack: Black became the Custodes color to mourn the Emperor.

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** Some Custodes wield Sentinel Warblades instead of Guardian Spears. These massive swords, [[{{BFS}} as long as a Custode is tall]], tall]][[note]]Which is sizable, as they're taller than Space Marine Terminators[[/note]], incorporate a double-barrelled Bolt Caster into the crossguard that fires a hail of short range bolt rounds.
* PaintItBlack: Black became the OneHandedZweihander: Those Sentinel Warblades that they wield, which are described as "daunting greatswords"? Yeah, Custodes color don't even bother using two hands to mourn the Emperor.hold them.



* SuperPrototype: Of the Space Marines. Only the Primarchs are more powerful.

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* SuperPrototype: Of the Space Marines. Only Marines, only the Primarchs are more powerful.powerful than the Custodes.
20th Feb '17 6:25:24 AM Theriocephalus
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* SpaceNavy: Goes without saying.

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* SpaceNavy: Goes without saying. The Imperial Navy proudly embraces every trope associated with sea-going navies in recent history and puts them in space aboard miles-long starships covered in baroque bling. It has broadsides, boarding parties, ships ramming each other, naval ranks and and traditions, crews of press-ganged sailors, and everything else you would expect from how SpaceIsAnOcean.
* SpacePeople: Due to the mixed-sex nature of most crews and the centuries-spanning service histories of most starships, crews being made up in good part of multiple generations of "voidborn" is not uncommon. Many starship crewmen have never set foot on a planet in their lives, and most have no wish to. It is also not uncommon for there to be entire tribes descended from lost crew members inhabiting forgotten and abandoned decks.



* HeavyWorlder: How Ogryns and Squats came to be, even though they went in completely different directions, something explained in older fluff as the Squats being descended from the inhabitants of mining worlds who explicitly set up their cities underground to pursue minerals and escape their worlds' toxic atmospheres, with the lack of headspace accounting for their height and the high gravity for their toughness and strength.
* HumanSubspecies: The stable abhuman strains are self-perpetuating offshoots of humanity, descended from populations of baseline human colonists in the Dark Age of Technology who had to adapt to extreme or unusual environments, such as the Ogryns descending from the inmates of high-gravity prison worlds or the nightsiders from inhabitants of lightless planets. As such, they’re no more at risk of Chaos corruption than anyone else. Doesn’t stop most Imperial citizens from considering them no better than xenos or mutants, mind.

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* HeavyWorlder: How Ogryns and Squats came to be, even though they went in completely different directions, something directions. This was explained in older fluff as the Squats being descended from the inhabitants of mining worlds who explicitly set up their cities underground to pursue minerals and escape their worlds' toxic atmospheres, with the lack of headspace accounting for their height and the high gravity for their toughness and strength.
* HumanSubspecies: The stable abhuman strains are self-perpetuating offshoots of humanity, descended from populations of baseline human colonists in the Dark Age of Technology who had to adapt to extreme or unusual environments, such as the Ogryns descending from the inmates of high-gravity prison worlds or the nightsiders Nightsiders from inhabitants of lightless planets. As such, they’re no more at risk of Chaos corruption than anyone else. Doesn’t stop most Imperial citizens from considering them no better than xenos or mutants, mind.



* TheOgre: Ogryns are Abhumans who evolved on high-gravity worlds with barren environments. Unlike the Squats, who developed in roughly the same kind of environment but are much like classic dwarfs, Ogryns are huge, standing taller than even Space Marines.

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* TheOgre: OurOgresAreDifferent: Ogryns are Abhumans who evolved on high-gravity worlds with barren environments. Unlike the Squats, who developed in roughly the same kind of environment but are much like classic dwarfs, Ogryns are huge, standing taller than even Space Marines.
20th Feb '17 6:14:44 AM Theriocephalus
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* HeavyWorlder: How Ogryns and Squats came to be, even though they went in completely different directions.

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* HeavyWorlder: How Ogryns and Squats came to be, even though they went in completely different directions.directions, something explained in older fluff as the Squats being descended from the inhabitants of mining worlds who explicitly set up their cities underground to pursue minerals and escape their worlds' toxic atmospheres, with the lack of headspace accounting for their height and the high gravity for their toughness and strength.
* HumanSubspecies: The stable abhuman strains are self-perpetuating offshoots of humanity, descended from populations of baseline human colonists in the Dark Age of Technology who had to adapt to extreme or unusual environments, such as the Ogryns descending from the inmates of high-gravity prison worlds or the nightsiders from inhabitants of lightless planets. As such, they’re no more at risk of Chaos corruption than anyone else. Doesn’t stop most Imperial citizens from considering them no better than xenos or mutants, mind.
* LizardFolk: The Scalies of ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', a strain of massive reptilian abhumans marked by scaly skin and the ability to regrow lost limbs and regenerate wounds.



* ExplosiveBreeder: Ratlings procreate like there is no tomorrow...[[EverythingTryingToKillYou and there may not be]].

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* ExplosiveBreeder: Ratlings procreate like there is no tomorrow... [[EverythingTryingToKillYou and there may not be]].



* TheHedonist: Ratlings enjoy the finer aspects of life.

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* TheHedonist: Ratlings enjoy the finer aspects of life.life, which means they love to eat until sick, drink like fish and breed like rabbits.


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* MedievalStasis: Ratling worlds are largely agricultural and medieval in culture and civilization, with the Ratlings’ unambitious nature and culture of hedonism keeping them that way.
15th Jan '17 9:55:27 AM nombretomado
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* TheScottishPlay: An unofficial but heavily enforced rule on the old Games Workshop forums was that anyone who stated that the Squats should be brought back would be banned. Therefore, any mention of them would decidedly have to avoid a direct reference to their faction's name.

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* TheScottishPlay: TheScottishTrope: An unofficial but heavily enforced rule on the old Games Workshop forums was that anyone who stated that the Squats should be brought back would be banned. Therefore, any mention of them would decidedly have to avoid a direct reference to their faction's name.
14th Jan '17 9:27:59 PM Willbyr
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* MadeOfExplodium: In-game, Knights are Super-Heavy vehicles, and thus if they suffer an Explodes! result from a penetrating hit, the diameter of its blast is ''15 inches'' [[note]]to put that in perspective, most vehicles' blast covers 1-6" from the edge of the hull[[/note]] and can scatter (representing the Knight staggering and falling), so it has the potential to take out a large chunk of your army if it goes boom.



* TotalPartyKill: In-game, when a Knight is dealt enough damage to Explode, the diameter of its blast is ''15 inches'' [[note]]to put that in perspective, most vehicles' blast covers 1-6" from the edge of the hull[[/note]] and can scatter (representing the Knight staggering and falling), so it has the potential to take out a large chunk of your army if it goes boom.
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