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I'm working on a new Space Marine chapter and having checked through the list of all known Space Marine chapters (thankfully I found an athabetical one...there must be fifty plus listed) I decided upon the name Dark Hands. However someone said he saw that name in White Dwarf and it was close combat style. I however require shooty and vehicular (to contrast to my Orks).
I have decided that their training planet is one also utilised by the Imperial Guard and it is a desert world (I will eventually work on some fluff about my Orks who created a Waagh to take over said planet).
It seems most chapters get their style from the types of things they have to face on their home planets (high gravity, killer plants etc...) however it took me some time to think of a reason for vehicular and shooty and I decided on burrowing creatures with rending claws (these could be made using the creature design rules and taken by my opponents).
I still need names however. I'm trying to come up with a Chapter name which contains "Disciples of..." but have not found the right word yet. I also need what name I could give the planet and where in the Imperium it would lie (most likely near a frontier due to the Orks capability to invade).
Any help would be much appreciated I just need some phrases and ideas to get me started.
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It would explain the vehicles, but why shooty? Surely if they burrow they'll spring up close to you, and you'll need to chop them rather than shoot them? Maybe a large desert creature (I was thinking something close to Jabba with claws) that can burrow, but sometimes doesn't due to its size?
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I still need names however. I'm trying to come up with a Chapter name which contains "Disciples of..." but have not found the right word yet. I also need what name I could give the planet and where in the Imperium it would lie (most likely near a frontier due to the Orks capability to invade).[snapback]339275[/snapback][/quote]
Something to do with fire... it would tie in with the heat of their desert homeworld, and with allusions to weaponsfire (slightly tacky I know, but fire metaphors often get applied to guns).
As for a location, check out http://www.darkmillennia.net/QuadrantMap_pages/GMap.htm. If you want a regular ork adversary, I would suggest somewhere in the "south" of Ultima Segmentum, there's a string of ork worlds there, the most infamous being the Empire of Charadon.
Hope this helps.
I really like the name idea and with fire the Greek God "Prometheus" immediately springs to mind being the one who gave mortals fire and also he is eternal. So that makes sense, "Disciples of Prometheus" it is.
I think I'm going to raid the sci-fi archives of the interenet for that reason though. I see your point, it would have to be a very stupid burrowing creature that comes up at distance from the enemy.
Suggest taking a look at a map of countries that are exotic with a warm climate and using a name of a city, province, river, etc. for your homeworld name. I'm currently in Egypt and here's a list of names and cities in Egypt I've been to that might get you inspired:
Sharm El Sheik
(I could certainly give you some more names but you get the idea)
Hope this helps.
I hear voices...and they don't like you!
Thanks for those names I've already picked out some and I think I'm nearly ready to start writing.
However I just checked on the Games Workshop website and Prometheus is a Salamander world so my chapter would sound like a second founding so now it's "Disciples of Hephaistos" who is the actual Greek God of fire.
A greek theme huh? How about Akrotiri or Araxas?
I hear voices...and they don't like you!
I've decided on having the Chapter Master's title as Hephaistos as that would make sense given the Chapter's title.
After more research Hephaistos is God of fire and is the Smith God (he made some cool armour for Achilles and he makes Zeus' thunderbolts etc.) So in the context the title makes even more sense.
I'm thinking about the inaugaration process of the Space Marines now. I'm thinking robed priests and what-not guarding a Greek style temple where the inaugaration takes place.
As for the chapter symbol I think I'll go with a hammer as there is the whole Smith God thing going on.
Now I just have to decide on some suitably Greek names for the planets in the system.
As for the reason to why they are shooty and vehicle like I've decided on four legged animals which are repitilian with brown scales and rending claws on their front limbs (similar to the desert wraid in Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic but more agile and with the big claws). It would therefore make sense that you'd want to take them out from a distance, preferably from an armoured position.
A Space Marine would have to slay one to be inaugarated.
While he may have to slay one, it would be good to perhaps add some stipulations. Killit with a pistol perhaps. If these things are pesky enough to require a group of marines to change their entire style to avoid them, then it's assumed that the beasties bump noses with people alot (and get shot-up consequently). Just make it a tougher inageuration...
then the inauguration process doesn't match that statement. If an initiate can kill them with a pistol, why would it then take squads of marines with bolters to keep them under control?Originally posted by Captain Sarathai@Mar 3 2005, 15:34
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1.) Thanks for the idea, I'm making a small SM force and was going to call them the Angels of Penitence but as thats overused more than Disciples of... I going to call them the Disciples of Gabriel, thanks.
2.) Vulcan is the Greek god of the forge, he makes Zeus's bolts.
Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)
Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces