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has anyone has created a renegade or chaos army derived from a group of blood angels who entirely succumbed to the red thirst? i ask because im developing a story of a company thats declared renegade due to the actions of their captain. they were forced to flee into the warp where most of them fell into the red thirst due to the warp. so kind of like the 13th company except with vampires and bloodangels. so im just wondering if anyone has already done something like this?
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The Red Thirst is less of a Chaos-related taint (although it may have been originally caused by Chaos), but rather that of simple sanity - essentially the Blood Angel has a vision of himself as Sanguinis. He basically spontaneously develops both cannibalism and MPD at the same time. This makes him a somewhat less effective fighter, except when lead by a trained psycohlog-- Chaplain. CHAPLAIN.
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I have a undead imperial guard army led by a vampire. The very original space hulk, on the back (or is it second to back?) page has in the little storys in there how genestelars, vampire cults, and blah blah sometimes start in hive worlds. It's my next project to finish it off (in approx 1 month my current project will be finished and posted - a rhino, 5 devastators and 5 assault terminators to finish painting and it's done.)
You can get vampire cults in 40k, and real ones, with a reference to them in a publication (I was thinking of displaying one, with shaded acrylic over the rest of the page with the army for tournaments / competitions as it'd be pretty cool IMHO, and you gotta give me some kudos for wanting to do it aged 12, and 17 years later will have done it. Or maybe not, but it makes me happy.) None of this nonsense about marine vampires, have real ones!
sorry... got carried away, has nothing to do with thread.
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They don't say what happens to a marine that really looses it to the red thirst but hint that they are become monsterous wrecks/die. I've never been clear on the relationship between the Black Rage/Death Company thing and the Red Thirst, i.e. if they are meant to be linked or two seperate issues for the Blood Angels to deal with. I've always seen the chapter as vampires though, what with their ornate gothic equipment, huge lifespans and thirst for blood. A scenario of a group of them cut off from their regular blood supply could be very cool.
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I've had this idea before and the best way I could reason an actual classic vampire existing in the 40k universe was by way of exposure to the Warp. The idea I ran with is that a Blood Angel, or a number of them, were caught in a warp storm and either heavily mutated or actually made undead - the explanation was is that their bodies died, but their soul, which normally dissipates into the Warp, was trapped inside the corpse. So you end up with a Marine that is kept alive by willpower rather than biology, is clinically dead, and needs to feed on blood or human tissue in order to prevent decomposition.
Now, you're clearly thinking in the same ballpark here, so what I reckon you could do is have a company of Blood Angels caught in a warp storm and killed under circumstances of your invention. But, whether by means of a psychic ward, a Gellar field or simply inhuman levels of willpower, their souls don't dissipate and instead are left haunting the ship until one of them discovers that he can re-enter his body. You could even argue that the Black Rage is the direct cause; maybe they all start raging at the time of their death, and the anger is strong enough to literally stop the Chaos Gods from devouring them. It's the Warp, after all. Anything goes.
Now, this idea isn't perfect, and if you wanted a less classical vampire manifestation you need look no further than the Blood Angels themselves, who live forever, drink blood, and possess superhuman powers. The blood-drinking is justified by means of the omophagea implant, which allows a Marine to distill memories and knowledge from the genetic memory inside enemy remains by a process of digestion. This has absolutely no basis in science, but screw it. Your Blood Angels can eat a person's soul and they do it by tearing out their throat.
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Yeah, the warp did it. Once you have psychics you can justify anything.
my idea is that the company was declared hereticus by the inquisition after the companys captain turned to chaos and his actions condemed the entire company(still fleshing out the details). so they were forced to flee to the warp and their prolonged exposure maybe mutated the red thirst further (like the canis helix turning the 13th company into Wulfen). and wala a renegade vampire group of space marines
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