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Man, that Shadowsun looks amazing. I hope we get some more battlesuits on that design trend moving forward.
I hope they make more models with that visor one of her heads has. That's rad.
Hey people, I'm here to ask about adding a trope to the game's YMMV page: WTH, Costuming Department? about Magnus the Red frequently being portrayed as having giant nipple horns over his armor.
'Cause like...it's totally absolutely friggin' goofy looking.
It's a far bit more bearable when the horns are placed higher, has more of a "Viking horned helmet"-silliness to it than, well, "Why does he have giant horns over his nipples".
As the trope is about things the makers thought would look serious/badass but looks silly instead, not just silly looking costumes, you would have to prove that for it to fit. If you can then go for it.
Edited by SebastianGray on Jan 8th 2020 at 8:42:12 PM
Yeah, im a TS die hard fanboy and magnus is my favorite primarch and all but.....
it looks silly, it look painfully silly.
the thing the children of prospero have to bear.
As I said though, the trope is about costumes looking silly when they were intended to look serious, not just looking silly.
In other news, the Page Length warning came up on the Imperial Founders page so I have started a thread on the discussion page on how to split/cut down the page.
You could always split off the Primarchs. Maybe split them into Loyalist and Traitor for good measure.
BTW, anyone else find it kind of funny that in a game full of named legendary weapons, the Emperor's own Flaming Sword is simply called the Emperor's Sword? It's kind of weird that such a mighty weapon once wielded by a being like the Emperor doesn't have a name.
I guess the Emperor himself didn't think it was important to name the weapon — to him, maybe it was just a tool.
Edited by M84 on Jan 8th 2020 at 5:26:21 PM
"This thing is special because it's the Emperor's" is a pretty common pattern, as seen in, for example, the Emperor's Palace, or the Emperor's Children Legion (who, as I've pointed out many times before, were specially honoured by...being allowed to tell people the Emperor thought they were cool).
Whether this is the fault of Arrogance McEaglespam himself, or just the out-of-control cult of personality he fostered for multiple centuries that turned into a straightforward cult the moment it was more than ten feet away from him, I leave as an exercise for the reader.
I take it as a sign that the Emperor didn't have any sentiment concerning the weapon or felt like giving it a meaningful name. To him, it was just his sword.
He presumably had the same attitude Sandor Clegane had towards named weapons (I'd quote it but it involves a word I'd rather not repeat), and may have considered his Primarchs' habit of doing so kind of silly.
Edited by M84 on Jan 8th 2020 at 5:44:21 PM
He could have just been terrible at thinking up names. If the Primarchs hadn't been scattered across the galaxy he would have named them things like Primus (Jonson), Septus (Dorn), etc.
He seemed to have some talent with naming the Legions. While they were initially just known by their numbers, he personally dubbed the Twelfth Legion the War Hounds because their ferocity reminded him of the white war hounds used by the Yeshk warriors of the north of Terra.
Otherwise...yeah, the fact that he didn't name the Legions at the onset indicates that Emps just didn't think names were that big a deal for the most part.
And he probably would have named the Primarchs with numbers. Heck, in Masters of Mankind he apparently does refer to them by numbers.
Edited by M84 on Jan 8th 2020 at 6:10:05 PM
" were specially honoured by...being allowed to tell people the Emperor thought they were cool"
Kinda but not, the emperor children name come at first as the pratice of europe nobility to give their children to become marine(which is were the nature of royalty marines come at first), then they rectified the name after a incident were the emperor got wounded by a vortex grenade(which is were they got the aquila) and them it was made oficial by fulgrim declaration.
And the emperor seen to know how to name things: konrad curze IS his real name given by the emperor(and so far, the only primarch we know the real name) also the two flagship of the emperor:The Bucephelus, is battle flag and Imperator Somnium or "emperor dream" is mini death star, there is also the spear of leman russ, call the apollion spear.
So I will go with option number three: the emperor does give a name to is sword and armor...he just never told anyone, I mean that fit the emperor to a T.
Hard to said, people have point out the emperor said that to a tech marine but love their tosters than human beings, a point of master of mankind is that as general thing, the emperor have a sort of roshnarch efect on people, they see what they want to see of him.
Edited by unknowing on Jan 8th 2020 at 6:31:24 AM
The best way is to look at any designer notes/interviews (I think they was one in the White Dwarf from around the time of his release and there may be something on Warhammer Community).
I had a random thought this morning.
Early 1st Edition lore indicated that the Chaos Gods were actually warp storms that had grown so powerful that they had achieved sentience. Now the Eye of Terror is a warp storm that was created when Slaanesh was born. If we conbine these two that could mean that the Eye of Terror is Slaanesh's physical body.
Of course, it the Eye of Terror is Slaanesh, it begs the queston, what was the Cadian Gate?
Hir safe space, so to speak. *badumtiss*
I imagine the Cadian Gate might be Khorne, considering that Cadia is probably (er...was probably...) the most heavily fortified world in the Imperium and was essentially under attack all the time.
If that were the case then Khorne would be going into Slaanesh. I'm sure he'd love that
Anyway, the first wave of Adepta Sororitas goes on pre-order today and if you order the Codex then you get a free art print.
Also, any order at the moment will get you a Total War: Warhammer free code
Sucks that that print didn't come with the box tbh. People who already have the collectors dex would have to buy another dex to get something they can frame.
Got to offer something for those of us that didn't get the pre-release box set.
Next week's pre orders
More Sisters: Penitent Engines, Arco-Flagellents, Sister Hospitaller & Canoness Superior Judith Eruita
Psychic Awakening: Ritual of the Damned◊
Dark Angel Primaris Master that can be built as Master Lazarus, Primaris Captain of the 5th Company◊ or a generic Primaris Master◊.
Edited by SebastianGray on Jan 12th 2020 at 7:44:24 PM
New short story hyping up The Greater Good on the community site. Tau commander and Water Caste adviser on the Tau Empire end of the Startide Nexus get a drone with Shadowsun's message that went through the portal. The Fifth Sphere caught up with the Fourth Sphere survivors on the other side of the Nexus, the Fourth Sphere guys being traumatized and extremely hostile towards the Fifth's auxiliaries and refusing to talk about what happened to their fleet (we knew this already) and also being excessively brutal towards any humans they fought afterwards. Death Guard fleet converges on the far side of the Nexus, not only are the Tau under Shadowsun incapable of stopping them, they can barely stall their advance. Recording ends with Shadowsun warning them to be ready for the Death Guard fleet to pop out of the Nexus on the Tau end, and the commander noting that according to the time signatures this should've already happened. Shadowsun's future is uncertain.
Hehehehehehehehe...yes...good...learn the truth of the galaxy, Tau...
they were so young!
And we technically know what happens next, as most of this got described in the 8th Ed rulebook: in short, the Tau are barely hanging on against the Death Guard, but a concentrated push by the traitor legion is this close of punching through into the empire's heartlands.
Edited by MyssaRei on Jan 13th 2020 at 5:26:11 AM
Since when the DG can do that? is mortarion with them or something because it feel like a big push.
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