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    Revenant Moon Necrons

    For the pictures of the models, go HERE (Work in Progress: Revenant Moon Necrons)

    The Revenant Moon


    Imperial Classification: Death World
    Celestial body type: Moon orbiting a Gas Giant
    Planetary Day: 32 hours
    Planetary Month: 128 hours (4 planetary days)
    Day/Night Cycle: True Days (one full and two partial cycles of normal day/night for a total of 80 hours) and Long Night (one cycle of 48 hours of twilight and complete darkness)

    Weather Patterns: The usual weather-pattern works in cycles of four days. There will usually be one dry day with lots of moisture on ground at the start of the True Days, followed by two days with increasing amounts of rain on the afternoons and evenings. The first part of the Long Night is usually stormy with gale winds, lightning and torrential rain followed by a clear skies and high atmosphere winds on the latter part.

    Indigenous Life:
    The planet houses huge variety of plant, algae and insectoid life forms with extensive tropical rainforest type of ecosystem. One notable feature in the ecosystem is the complete absence of larger land animals and the extensive amount of meat-eating flora.

    Introduced Life:
    Several species of small mammals, including mouses, rats and monkeys. Several species of birds. The native flora is rarely dangerous to anything larger than a rat but despite of this all attempts to introduce large mammals or saurians into the ecosystem have systemically failed leading to extinction of the introduced species within few dozen years. The reasons for mass extinctions of all introduced larger life forms is unknown but the planet was classified as Death World due to them.

    Imperial Presence: A class III automatic terraforming-station on the surface with several hundred kilometers of bunkers and defensive access tunnels mined into the bedrock around the station. The station was abandoned at some point between 020.M37 and 956.M37. The station is currently unmanned and operating only in recording capacity logging weather, radiation and atmospheric biochemical data. No records on the original inhabitants or their whereabouts have survived due to having been destroyed or misplaced during the Crusades.

    Xeno Presence: Several large sites of ancient pre-human xeno ruins have been observed on the surface. Data produced by orbital geomapping radars and thermal imaging suggests that a considerable part of the planets surface has been covered with artificial buildings at some point of planets history. There is evidence of large underground tunnel systems below the surface with access points hidden somewhere in the ruins. No active xenoforms have been sighted and it seems that the original builders of the ruins are long extinct.





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    ”I will break in the doors of hell and smash the bolts; there will be confusion of people, those above with those from the lower depths. I shall bring up the dead to eat food like the living; and the hosts of the dead will outnumber the living."

    Revenant Moon, situated in the Northern Rim of Halo Stars, is one of the ancient Necrontyr colonies and a Necron Tomb World. Necron buildings, tunnel systems and ruins can be found all over the planet, covered by the overgrown jungle. However, most of these structures are uninhabited, being nothing more than lifeless remains of bygone civilization. Deep within the Revent Moon's core there is one structure which is fundamentally different: The Revenant Moon Tomb.

    The Revenant Moon Tomb woke from stasis somewhere during the M37 construction of the Imperial Base. It is unknown whether the construction crew met the necrons or simply pulled out because of some obscure imperial orders and large parts of the original base is now overgrown and inhabited by roving packs of Flayed Ones, making investigations there increasingly hazardous.

    The Tomb itself, reciding several miles below the planet surface, is huge and its stasis-coffins house millions of necrons and necron constructs. The Revenant Moon necrons are the last survivors of three necrontyr tribes who inhabited Revenant Moon before the Necrontyr pact with the C'tan. The Tomb World vowed allegiance to Atun Dynasty during the Wars of Secession, but now it is ruled over by a triumvirate of Overlords who would rather not give up their largely autonomous status. In order to remain in good terms with larger and more expansive dynasties the Revenant Moon has turned mercenary and will gladly loan their troops to other, more powerful, dynasties. As one of the Tomb Worlds that woke up early they've also courted the Praetorians, assisting them in their tasks when ever they can.

    When the Tomb first woke up in M37 the only Overlord awake was the coldly logical protector of the Tomb referred to as Surgeon King. After he had methodically cleansed the planet from invading humans he woke up the wild, hatefull hunter Lord of Flies and the psychotic, scheming Lady Clawed Butterfly. Now acting together these three lords have started to expand the power of Revenant Moon Tomb by sending small raiding forces across the galaxy in search for information on the current state of the galaxy. Most recently Revenant Moons forces have managed to hack their way into several high-security imperial communication nodes and are tracking Imperial naval movements across the sector. The purpose of this is still unknown.

    Lords and Ladies

    ”We own the galaxy. Everybody else is just visiting.”

    Surgeon King is the most rarely seen Overlord of the Revenant Moon Tomb. His well-kept living metal body is adorned in brozen and gold paint and he carries a blood red cloak as a symbol of kingship. Like the lesser lords and nobles, he regularly paints his face with white paint, making it look like a skull. Surgeon King is heavily focused in research for apotheosis into flesh and many of his raids are conducted to capture living specimens for his research. Recently he has become convinced that of all species in the galaxy humans hold most potential to act as future 'hosts' for Necrontyr minds.

    Lord of Flies is premier close-assault specialist and hunter of the Tomb. He often appears with the huge swarm of scarabs ('the Corpseflies') following him while he hunts the living. His destroyer body is green and deadly silent while moving, making it easier for him to stalk the living in the jungles of Revenant Moon. His weapon of choice is an unusually short warscythe with long scythe-blade in one end and a double-edged glaive-blade on other.

    Clawed Butterfly is the leader of the Obsidian Butterflies, a host of heavy destroyers, and is usually referred to being a 'Lady' rather than a 'Lord'. Her destroyer body is striking red in color and she constantly emits strange static and whistling sounds. She usually carries a resurrection orb and a warscythe.

    The Royal Court of Revenant Moon is the collection of lesser lords and crypteks who advice and guard the triumvirate of overlords and also act as sub-commanders of the Revenant Moon's military might. Many, if not most, of the lords are originally necrontyr tribal chiefs and the crypteks have once been the tek-shamans of the same tribes. The lords still retain an obscure custom of painting their faces white to resemble skulls. The crypteks hold a special status in the Revenant moon military as they take care of the heavier engines of war and all the canoptek constructs. The Revenant Moon crypteks are well-known for their ability to summon dozens of strange and terrible constructs and many of the Tomb Worlds allies see the crypteks and the firepower they bring as the premier asset of the Revenant Moon.

    Parallel in hierarchy to the lords and the crypteks are the Lychguard of the Surgeon King. They are the premier guardians of the Surgeon King himself, but also the Royal Court and, ultimately, the Tomb World itself. Originally the Lychguard was tasked with safeguarding all royalty in Revenant Moon but recently the original guard has been replaced by elite hand-picked by the Praetorians. It is unknown if the guard are praetorians watching over Surgeon King or other way around, but the current guard has clearly indicated its distaste for the two destroyer cults on the planet. This act, and their perceived near relationship with praetorians, have resulted in situation where most of the Royal Court refuses to have anything to do with the guard. Thus, they have recently gained a nickname 'The Shunned' amongst the Revenant Moon necron elite.

    Whippoorwill Society


    ”And out in the darkness whippoorwills cry”

    The notorious Whippoorwill Society is the assassin clan of deathmarks answering currently to Surgeon King alone. Recently they have been deployed increasingly often to deal with the collateral problems stemming from Surgeon Kings research. They hunt down escaped test subject and assassinate imperial scouts and inquisitorial acolytes who have tried to investigate the sudden disappearance of people from isolated colonies. Still, work outside Revenant Moon is not the only thing they do. Many lords who have openly questioned Surgeon King have also met their end in the hands of the deathmarks.

    Destroyer Cults

    ”I serve none but the Death itself”


    Technically the Destroyer Cults act as the bodyguards and courts of the Lord of Flies and the Lady Clawed Butterfly. Thus they often consider themselves equal to the Royal Court and the Lychguard but in reality their status is more based on their massive firepower and intimidation value. Especially the crypteks of the Royal Court think of the destroyer cults as 'broken people' and would like to see them banished to the jungles along with the flayed ones.

    The Red Harvest is a Destroyer Cult led by the Lord of Flies. They are also the primary mobile guards of the Tomb and conduct other special tasks which require their specific combination of mobility and firepower. Their destroyer carapaces are adorned with ancient Necronyr runes and they regularly paint the targeters covering the right half of their faces with white facepaint. Obsidian Butterflies is another Destroyer Cult led by the Lady Clawed Butterfly. They are seen hunting men, beasts and machines with equal dedication, silently hovering about the jungle and sniping targets from far away with their heavy gauss cannons. Their destroyer carapaces are painted black and adorned with very distinctive, golden butterfly wings. Unlike many other Revenant Moon necrons they do not use facepaint, preferring to leave the smooth, black surfaces of their targeters unadorned.

    The Palace of Bones

    ”...flesshh...”


    Ghost stories whispered in the Royal Court of Revenant Moon tell that originally there were four Overlords, two lords and two ladies. While one of the ladies and one of the lords became obsessed with death and started their own destroyer cults it is whispered that the second lady, a consort to Surgeon King, fell prey to even more horrible fate. She became infected with flayer virus and ran into the jungles, never to be seen again. The stories tell of a Palace of Bones hidden somewhere inside the jungle where the Flayer Queen holds a blood-drenched court of her own. Whatever the truth is the jungles of the Revenant Moon seem to be filled with flayed ones and many of them ramble the same legends while cutting their victims apart.

    The Flayed Ones are the premier hunters of the Revenant Moon, stalking their prey in the jungle and dressing in the skins of their fallen enemies. They are more devious and independent than normal warriors, almost at the level of lords in their intelligence. However, their actions are ritualistic to the point of being insane. They target and kill their pray in ritualistic, almost monomaniacal manner resembling the actions of serial-killers. Often huge packs of Flayed Ones gather around crude metal altars and place offerings of flesh cut from their prey before their robotic altars. Most of these altars are forged out of severely damaged bodies of other necrons and are used to transmit messages from Overlords.

    The Tribal Warriors

    ”...”

    The necron warriors of the Revenant Moon Tomb seem to have far less personality than the lords but still most of them have been observed to take part in some kind of pre-battle rituals where they sit in circles of small groups of warriors and paint markings on their faces with golden paint. This ritualistic behavior dates back to ancient times but is now only a echo stuck in the programming of the warriors who are unable to remember their old lives.

    The warriors often ride into battle in ghost arks. This is a grim reminder of the days of the biotransference when the whole population of the Revenant moon were rounded up into arks and transported into the forges. Recently Surgeon King has comissioned building new ghost arks so that he could transport more human test subjects back from his raids.

    'Goldheads' are a special group warriors who cover the whole top of their heads with golden paint. This habit dates back to the days when Necrontyr warriors used to cover their heads with reflective colors to protect themselves from the harsh sun of their homeworld. They are the warriors most often seen escorting the Overlords to battle.

    'Unmarked Ones' differ from other warriors because their living metal bodies are more corroded and damaged than other warriors. The damage they have sustained has also eaten away what little was left of their memories, leaving them totally 'pure' without any personality at all. Thus they are never seen to use facepaint or take part in any rituals. These warriors are often used as guards and sometimes stripped-down 'Unmarked Ones' missing legs, arms or other parts have been seen used as a sort of stationary, sniping perimater guards or traps near the Tombs entrances.

    Last edited by Polaria; February 28th, 2012 at 20:27.
    Revenant Moon Necrons: (W/L/D) 0/1/0 (6th edition: 13/2/2)(5th edition: 14/6/4)(3rd edition Codex: 16/4/7)
    XIX Legion: (W/L/D) 0/0/0 (5th edition: 14/12/2)(5th edition Codex: 4/3/0)
    Black Legion: (W/L/D) 1/0/0 (6th edition: 2/3/0)
    Something Wicked... Reikwald Beastmen: (W/L/D) 10/4/1

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    Uh the Mary suzyness of saying it is one of the biggest tomb worlds specifically is frustrating. Maybe something like: Many millions of Necrons are believed to be housed on the revenant moon Or Revenant moon is a very large tomb world. The true number of constructs within its labyrinth of chambers is speculated to be in the many of millions. and in the codex the royal court as you will know is a support group for your overlord so a more original name than 'royal court' may be called for. Something like 'the disciples'(not sure bout that one) or some other suitably similar name would be good. And why would lychguard be shunned? (you my bodyguards and most powerful warriors. Should piss off cause I don't like you. ( doesn't figure)) and flayed ones are so mad they drink blood and fight over scraps of meat the size of like a fingernail. They're not smart.

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    I like the changes made since the release of the new codex a lot. I agree a little bit with Nemesor on the idea of it being one of the largest tomb worlds, but it doesn't sound ridiculously ott to my mind. The official dossier style of the first part fits the idea of some senior munitorum clerk peering over documents to assess the threat posed. Well done, +rep.

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    It being the largest seems a bit Mary Sue-ish to me, so I have to agree with the others.
    maybe rephrase that part like the others have suggested.

    I very much like the style you have written it in, as an official report that is being examined by some Imperial official, who of course gets more nervous the further he reads the report .

    rep for you!.

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    Hmm view it that way ^ it's not too bad. Did you know I watched a you tube video posted tomorrow today?

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    Thanks for the feedback so far. I guess it requires some explaining. First of all it is written, as some may have noticed, from the viewpoint of Inquisition Ordo Xenos. They have managed to monitor Necron activity on the Revenant Moon for a long, long time now and have some idea of its size and organization, but all of the information they have is based on their assumptions, their translations of Necrontyr codes and their own knowledge of Necrons as a race. Thus nothing in it should be taken at full face value without taking this into account. Specifics:

    "Revenant Moon is one of the largest tomb worlds in the terms of the amount of necron buildings and constructs present." This means exactly what it says. Verbatim. When compared with other tomb worlds about which Ordo Xenos knows the Revenant moon has largest number of necron buildings that Ordo Xenos knows of. It doesn't actually tell anything about the real number of Necrons or their buildings present, only that Ordo Xenos knows few other places that are so full with Necrontyr ruins.

    "Royal Court", "Shunned Guard" and other names are terms used by the Inquisitor reconnaisance team. They are certainly not the ones used by Necrons themselves. "Royal Court" looks like a court, so its called that. The Lychguard look different, don't interact with the other Necrons very much and are left out of most Court functions so the Inquisitor team figures out that they are somehow shunned by other members of the Court although "feared" would be closer to the real truth.

    Oh, and I disagree with Flayed Ones not being smart. If you read the Fall of Damnos where there is a whole long passage written from the point of view of a Flayed One he is very smart indeed. Mad as a hatter, yes, but not lacking intelligence in any way as he outwits Ultramarines several times ambushing them twice during the battle.
    Last edited by Polaria; February 3rd, 2012 at 17:30.
    Revenant Moon Necrons: (W/L/D) 0/1/0 (6th edition: 13/2/2)(5th edition: 14/6/4)(3rd edition Codex: 16/4/7)
    XIX Legion: (W/L/D) 0/0/0 (5th edition: 14/12/2)(5th edition Codex: 4/3/0)
    Black Legion: (W/L/D) 1/0/0 (6th edition: 2/3/0)
    Something Wicked... Reikwald Beastmen: (W/L/D) 10/4/1

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    I rewrote the fluff so that now it is clearly from Necron viewpoint instead of Imperial one. There is thus more information on the inside workings and power structures of the Tomb.
    Revenant Moon Necrons: (W/L/D) 0/1/0 (6th edition: 13/2/2)(5th edition: 14/6/4)(3rd edition Codex: 16/4/7)
    XIX Legion: (W/L/D) 0/0/0 (5th edition: 14/12/2)(5th edition Codex: 4/3/0)
    Black Legion: (W/L/D) 1/0/0 (6th edition: 2/3/0)
    Something Wicked... Reikwald Beastmen: (W/L/D) 10/4/1

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