Raven Guard Short Story "Prey" released
The Black Library has released “Prey” a short story about a Raven Guard Chaplain fighting a mysterious creature on Deliverance. From The Black Library’s author George Mann: I’ve been spending a lot of time recently (some would say too much time), thinking about the Raven Guard. In particular, I’m interested in exploring everything that sets the Raven Guard apart from their brother Space Marines. Some of these traits are well established, of course: their ghostly white flesh, their obsidian eyes, their preference for stealth tactics and striking from the darkness. I’ve tried to incorporate all of these things into my Raven Guard stories so far. But one of the things that I’m really keen on delving deeper into is the rituals of the Raven Guard, their symbolism and beliefs. In Helion Rain and Labyrinth of Sorrows I took inspiration from the recent Forge World models, which depict the Raven Guard as carrying bird skull fetishes on chains about their power armour. I named these tiny bird skulls ‘corvia’ and imagined that the Raven Guard harvested these skulls as part of their initiation as aspirants – that they had to put their stealthy skills to use in capturing these ravens in the forests of Kiavahr and make totems from the creature’s skulls.