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Need some help picking which chapter is best (flow wise) so I can expand on the idea, making more fluff and start collecting some models thanks for reading, and sorry for all the grammatical errors!
Space Marine Chapter
Brotherhood of a Thousand
GeneSeed: Lucius Seventilus (Ex-Ultramarine Captain)
The Brotherhood where formed after Seventilus, at that time captain of a small ultramarines force disliked the teamwork portrayed by many of the marines under his command; there war too many marines fighting for their own glory and wealth, instead of that of the imperium
Seventilus took his men off to a planet named Spiceen, where together they where taught teamwork and communication through fighting the creatures upon the planets surface.
After years of training away from Ultramar Seventilus and his men where considered to be disbanded from the Ultramarines. Spiceen was soon engulfed by a warp storm, the men fought long and hard to save the planet, displaying massive amounts of teamwork and dedication. And even though Seventilus was lost in combat against the chaotic beings; The planet survived the 13 year storm and Seventilus’ gene seed was used to create more and more honourable marines.
Space Marine Chapter
GeneSeed: Cyan Luther (Ex- Salamander Space Marine)
The snow thickened as Luther withdrew his power hammer from the crater it had made in the winged lizards head.
“You’re right, Sleck, despite the wings they are a lot like the ones back home” Luther agreed happily.
“They’re smaller too!! But this blasted snow makes it harder to see them..” D’ Zar intruded.
“Yes Sir, however these ones appear to attack in packs, another difference” stated Sleck.
A shot of fire was seen in the distance, the marines and picked themselves up, their green armour sticking out like a Tyranid in a human civilization.
“Brrr.. It’s freezing on this planet” reminded D’ Zar “I don’t like this here snow!”
“The snow is harmless; like a small child playing space marine, he may come up and hit you as many times as he wants, however he can not hurt us, only make us smile” Luther smiled, looking deep In thought.
“Too bad this snow doesn’t have a mum that you can crack onto afterwards!” D’ Zar joked, only to receive a sharp look from Luther, making him stop any further jokes immediately.
“You may as well get used to it.. I think.. Yes. I think we might stay.” Luther said happily as he and his 9 marines charged at the winged foe.
Yesh. Nothing exciting, only a brief introduction into the two chapters. thanks for all your help
Hey, interesting stuff..
Just to critique a bit, firstly I don't think the geneseed ever comes directly from one marine.. Rather, it's based on stock collected from an entire chapter. Think of it in terms of human genetics and it makes more sense, diversity is good.. Inbreeding = bad.
I hate to say it, but the second piece just sounds.. too human for me.. Though it'd be interesting in its own way to have some kind of wisecracking, elite troops, sort of like the marines from Starcraft maybe..
More traditionally, though, a space marine in 40k is pretty much the archetypal super soldier.. He has no life beyond the chapter, his entire day is spent in combat practice, prayer and meditation. He has no personal possessions. He doesn't ever get laid, have kids or even socialize with humans. He lives for war, sacrifices his life without a thought and calmly reloads his bolter while staring down the maw of a Carnifex. You get the idea.
The first one is interesting too, but needs some explanation on a few points. Marines don't fight for wealth, since they have no possessions, but why is glory such a bad thing?
Also, you can't just disband from the ultramarines.. It takes an order from the highest levels of the Imperium to create a new chapter. Deserting the ultramarines means they hunt you down and kill you like the traitorous dog you are.
Definate seeds of potential in that one though.. I look forward to seeing how both these evolve.
Space Marine Chapter
The Ice Angels past is one of much speculation and rumour; but because just typing that in doesn’t make for a good thread, I’ll add some of them.
Rumour#1 The Ice Angels where the weakest in the Iron Warriors, pre Heresy, and upon the Iron Warriors retreating to the warp leaving those few, defenceless men behind. Avoiding the Inquisition, they fly around space looking to take revenge on their chaotic brethren.
Rumour#2 Upon hearing about their brethrens turn to chaos, a few marines turned a blind eye, instead running to a freezing planet just outside the Imperiums most secure areas. The marines where then caught by the inquisition and tortured in an attempt to gain information about the fallen legions.
Rumour#3 They’re space marines who, in a secretive mission on a cold, cold, cold planet they accidentally fell into a frozen state(hyper freeze much?). However thanks to our good friend global warming (I don’t actually believe in global warming- I just needed a way to get them unfrozen.) the marines became conscious again many, many years later.
The truth, put simply, is that the Ice Angels’ past has been forgotten by all, except that of the Marines themselves. They fight with a zealous rage against Chaos (emphasise some of the rumours) and do not make much use of flamers and meltaguns. Most of the marines prefer ranged combat, however their love for hammers sees some marines dedicating their lives to close combat fighting.
hope this ones a bit better. Thanks for reading, again.
The concepts are fine, but just have them go through the usual channels. As mentioned, you just don't get splinter factions with marines.
The Ultramarines are as straight-laced and disciplined as marines come. They're textbook marines. Having them creating a new section due to poorly devoted soldiery doesn't make sense. Perhaps have elements of the High Lords concerned about how much power the Ultramarines possessed (having essentially their own realm), and thereby creating a chapter totally devoted to service and chapter unity.