History NightmareFuel / GauntsGhosts

23rd Apr '15 4:53:38 PM DrImpossible
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* The concept of ''Windwaste'' in ''Guns of Tanith'': the planet Imperial Guards are fighting on is covered in acidic pollution cloud coming from over-industrializing. Warplane pilots opted to just cut their chute/balloon when they are shot down instead of suffering slow, burning death as they float into the cloud...
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* The concept of ''Windwaste'' ''windwaste'' in ''Guns of Tanith'': the planet that the Imperial Guards Guard are fighting on is covered in acidic pollution cloud coming clouds from over-industrializing.the planet's industry. Warplane pilots opted to just cut their chute/balloon when they are shot down instead of suffering slow, burning death as they float into the cloud...
21st Apr '15 2:41:28 PM Preussak
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** Whatever the feth inside Sondar's room.
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** Whatever the feth inside Sondar's room.room. * Pers Espere, one of the fighter pilots in the spin-off novel ''Double Eagle'', receives severe injuries during aircombat. The paragraph describing is short, but the reader gets the wonderful details about the left side of his face pincushioned by shattered glass and his right hand melted down by lasfire and glued to the control stick.
12th Mar '15 8:41:34 PM Observance
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* ''Necropolis'' has this in the form of how Ferrozoica went about its siege against Vervunhive. Vervunhive is bigger but Ferrozoica's army is more militarized. How do they do that? By forcing [[spoiler:every single corrupted man, woman, and ''child'' to fight, "enhancing" them with cybernetics hidden [[MalevolentMaskedMen behind masks.]] Larkin pulls off a Zoican soldier's mask during a battle. We're not told what he sees, but he starts screaming and stabbed the crap out of the abomination with his knife.]]
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** The ''layout'' of the place is also pretty unsettling. It's bad when the Ghosts realize that none of their maps of the place match up, either with the actual structure or with each other. Then you get Blood Pact literally coming out of the walls, killing a couple of Ghosts, and then vanishing again when pursued. * ''Necropolis'' has this in the form of how Ferrozoica went about its siege against Vervunhive. Vervunhive is bigger but Ferrozoica's army is more militarized. How do they do that? By forcing [[spoiler:every single corrupted man, woman, and ''child'' to fight, "enhancing" them with cybernetics hidden [[MalevolentMaskedMen behind masks.]] Larkin pulls off a Zoican soldier's mask during a battle. We're not told what he sees, but he He starts screaming and stabbed the crap out of the abomination with his knife.knife. But the kicker isn't that the face underneath is monstrous or hideously mutated or anything - Larkin's horrified because underneath is a ''completely normal person'' who's been brainwashed into one of Heritor Asphodel's mindless slaves.]]
12th Mar '15 8:34:43 PM Observance
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* The rest of Hinzerhaus can also get to you. Featuring such unsettling hallucinations as a veiled woman with a bloody hole for a face walking the halls, or the disembodied voice on the radio [[BrokenRecord endlessly asking if there's anyone still alive]].

* Abentt's Crowning Moment of Horror (for now) has got to be ''Only In Death'', if only for Hinzerhaus, the fortress the Ghosts are ordered to hold. First there's the subtle things: the hints that beings not-quite-human built it in centuries past, the way the lights inside pulse almost as though the building was respiring, how echoes are thrown around so you can hear footsteps coming towards you even if you're alone on a floor. Then, the soldiers start hallucinating: the best cases only have dead teammates talk to them, while the worst begin obsessing over the darkest fears, such as a lady in a black dress with a wound for a face, or a bony daemon-serpent lurking in the basement. This is, remember, taking place in an isolated citadel in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a vicious duststorm that cuts visibility and scrambles comm traffic. And on that note, there are the repeated "echo" transmissions: "Are we the last ones left alive? Are we? Someone, anyone, please? Are we? Is there anybody out there? Are we the last ones left alive?" [[NightmareFetishist Exquisite]]. And this is without mentioning the fate of [[spoiler:[[FateWorseThanDeath Soric]]]].
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* Abentt's Crowning Moment of Horror (for now) has got to be ''Only In Death'', if only for Hinzerhaus, the fortress the Ghosts are ordered to hold. First there's the subtle things: the hints that beings not-quite-human built it in centuries past, the way the lights inside pulse almost as though the building was respiring, how echoes are thrown around so you can hear footsteps coming towards you even if you're alone on a floor. Then, the soldiers start hallucinating: the best cases only have dead teammates talk to them, while the worst begin obsessing over the darkest fears, such as a lady in a black dress with a wound for a face, or a bony daemon-serpent lurking in the basement. This is, remember, taking place in an isolated citadel in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a vicious duststorm that cuts visibility and scrambles comm traffic. And on that note, there are the repeated "echo" transmissions: [[BrokenRecord "Are we the last ones left alive? Are we? Someone, anyone, please? Are we? Is there anybody out there? Are we the last ones left alive?" alive?"]] [[NightmareFetishist Exquisite]]. And this is without mentioning the fate of [[spoiler:[[FateWorseThanDeath Soric]]]].
12th Mar '15 8:33:33 PM Observance
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* The rest of Hinzerhaus can also get to you.
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* The rest of Hinzerhaus can also get to you. Featuring such unsettling hallucinations as a veiled woman with a bloody hole for a face walking the halls, or the disembodied voice on the radio [[BrokenRecord endlessly asking if there's anyone still alive]].
31st Jul '14 1:22:38 AM TypeProton
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** Luckily, he gets rescued later [[spoiler: by ''Blood Pact forces''. It took several chapters until the Taniths reached him that he bailed out properly. He went on to feature in another Dan Abnett's novel ''Double Eagle''.]]
31st Jul '14 1:22:26 AM TypeProton
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* The concept of ''Windwaste'' in ''Guns of Tanith'': the planet Imperial Guards are fighting on is covered in acidic pollution cloud coming from over-industrializing. Warplane pilots opted to just cut their chute/balloon when they are shot down instead of suffering slow, burning death as they float into the cloud (as the namesake suggests) One such pilot is about to do just that until he finds out that [[FateWorseThanDeath his thumb button for detaching the chute is blown off along with his plane... ]]
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* The concept of ''Windwaste'' in ''Guns of Tanith'': the planet Imperial Guards are fighting on is covered in acidic pollution cloud coming from over-industrializing. Warplane pilots opted to just cut their chute/balloon when they are shot down instead of suffering slow, burning death as they float into the cloud (as the namesake suggests) One such pilot is about to do just that until he finds out that [[FateWorseThanDeath his thumb button for detaching the chute is blown off along with his plane... ]]cloud...
8th Jul '14 10:08:37 AM TypeProton
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* ''Necropolis'' has this in the form of how Ferrozoica went about its siege against Vervunhive. Vervunhive is bigger but Ferrozoica's army is more militarized. How do they do that? By forcing [[spoiler:every single corrupted man, woman, and ''child'' to fight, "enhancing" them with cybernetics hidden [[MalevolentMaskedMen behind masks.]] Larkin pulls off a Zoican soldier's mask during a battle. We're not told what he sees, but he starts screaming and stabbed the crap out of the abomination with his knife.]]
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* ''Necropolis'' has this in the form of how Ferrozoica went about its siege against Vervunhive. Vervunhive is bigger but Ferrozoica's army is more militarized. How do they do that? By forcing [[spoiler:every single corrupted man, woman, and ''child'' to fight, "enhancing" them with cybernetics hidden [[MalevolentMaskedMen behind masks.]] Larkin pulls off a Zoican soldier's mask during a battle. We're not told what he sees, but he starts screaming and stabbed the crap out of the abomination with his knife.]]]] ** Whatever the feth inside Sondar's room.
8th Jul '14 10:07:34 AM TypeProton
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* ''Necropolis'' has this in the form of how Ferrozoica went about its siege against Vervunhive. Vervunhive is bigger but Ferrozoica's army is more militarized. How do they do that? By forcing [[spoiler:every single corrupted man, woman, and ''child'' to fight, "enhancing" them with cybernetics hidden [[MalevolentMaskedMen behind masks.]] One Ghost pulls off a Zoican soldier's mask during a battle. We're not told what he sees, but he starts screaming.
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* ''Necropolis'' has this in the form of how Ferrozoica went about its siege against Vervunhive. Vervunhive is bigger but Ferrozoica's army is more militarized. How do they do that? By forcing [[spoiler:every single corrupted man, woman, and ''child'' to fight, "enhancing" them with cybernetics hidden [[MalevolentMaskedMen behind masks.]] One Ghost Larkin pulls off a Zoican soldier's mask during a battle. We're not told what he sees, but he starts screaming.screaming and stabbed the crap out of the abomination with his knife.]]
3rd Jul '14 9:37:40 PM TypeProton
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* The concept of ''Windwaste'' in ''Guns of Tanith'': the planet Imperial Guards are fighting on is covered in acidic pollution cloud coming from over-industrializing. Warplane pilots opted to just cut their chute/balloon when they are shot down instead of suffering slow, burning death as they float into the cloud (as the namesake suggests) One such pilot is about to do just that until he finds out that thumb button for detaching the chute is blown off along with his plane...
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* The concept of ''Windwaste'' in ''Guns of Tanith'': the planet Imperial Guards are fighting on is covered in acidic pollution cloud coming from over-industrializing. Warplane pilots opted to just cut their chute/balloon when they are shot down instead of suffering slow, burning death as they float into the cloud (as the namesake suggests) One such pilot is about to do just that until he finds out that [[FateWorseThanDeath his thumb button for detaching the chute is blown off along with his plane... ]]
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