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Here is the fluff behind my necron army Is love any constructive critiscm and comments.
On the edge of what is now Eye of Terror there is a planet name Omicron VII, before the Eldar were born, before the great conquerers of humanity, even before the Deciever had tricked its Brother Ctan the Nightbringer into devouring its brothers, this planet was marked by the necrontyr for invasion.
The Nightbringers most Trusted necron lord; Serith-Arhm was sent down onto the Jungle surface of Omicron VII during the early stages of the war between the old ones and the Ctan. Serith-Arhm and his Legion where succesful in their mission, the primitive race of Omicron IIV (the Omycrians) reverred their new masters as gods. Serith-Arhm projected his Phychic presence throughout the planet showing the young race visions of power and evolution beyond there wildest dreams. They Omycrians undoubtledly submitted to his vast conciousness, and built temples and megalithic temple complexes worshiping their master.
In the end the Death God himself channeled his perverse power through Serith-Arhm, using him as a catalyst to project images of bloodshed and of upmost terror to the minds of the Omycrians. The Omycrians turned into a shadow of there former selves. The nightbringer now had a new reserve of blood thirst warriors to fight for his red harvest.
When the Nightbringer fled into Stasis, Serith-Arhm was drained of most of his power aiding his fleeing master, as he himself also fled into stasis with his legion into the stasis tombs they had created on Omicron VII. The remaining Omycrians, felling they had been abandoned by there masters ran across the sirface of thier jungle world buring and destroying the temples and tombs they had build in honour of their so-called Gods. This inevitably came to civil war as the Omycrians nearly fought eachother to extiction. They are now a pathetic race that dwells in a maze of subterranean tunnels under their planets surface.
As the nightbringer rose from stasis and began his red harvest fresh again. Serith-Arhm also awoke and rallied his troops to fight for his dark master. For his service Serith-Arhm and his legion were rewarded by having their armour replaced with Archaic-runed Dark Matter plates forged by the Death Gods own hands. Serith Arhms Legion was now more powerful then ever. Their new mission. Continue the Red harvest and re-enlist the service of their old friends. In the name of the Death God.
Power corrupts... Absolute Power is kinda neat though...
It's a nice idea, but I doubt it would happen. The necrons are automatons, they wouldn't have their own awareness, even the lords. And why would Nightbringer use a lord to promote himself? Why not just appear himself, to get more worship? He doesn't need "Serith-Arhm" as a promoter.
the necrons aren't simply automatons, theor will has been bound to their C'tan masters but their metal bodies still encase the counciousness of an orginal Necron individual
i think this this is excellent background, theres little expansion on the role of Necron Lords, and their relationship to the C'tan and lesser Necrontyr
This fluff is silly!
[QUOTE=deversnik]theor will has been bound to their C'tan masters but their metal bodies still encase the counciousness of an orginal Necron individual
I'm sorry, no. The quote that I'm basing my assertion on is: "The C'tan feasted on their entire race, leaving behind only ghostly echoes of the Necrontyr. Only a few of the very strongest retained their intellect, and even these were a shadow of their former selves." While I thought it was less than this, it disproves your claim. And while it doesn't entirely disprove TheFacelessOne's fluff, there has never been a GW account of a Lord speaking, they are described in the Codex as "a chilling sight on the battlefield, directing their warriors in unnatural silence", no utterances of +++RESISTANCE IS FUTILE+++ or similar. So again, I think this doesn't work.
And poodle, could you please qualify why you think this fluff is silly rather than just insulting people's ideas?
Last edited by Xerxes; April 5th, 2005 at 15:50.
Explanation is for the weak.
EDIT: Okay, I'm weak. The reason why I don't like this fluff is because;
a) It assumes that Necrons have free will or the ability to think independently.
b) It has poor structure and explanation.
c) Poor grammar. I hate to be a grammar nazi, but it makes it harder for people to understand your ideas if they are poorly worded and spelled.
d) It's full of flaws, the biggest one among them is assuming that a Lord would negotiate with a planet, especially if sent by Nightbringer. Deciever is the only C'tan who negotiates, and Necron's can't talk anyway. It's physically impossible; they have no voicebox.
Last edited by ze_poodle; April 6th, 2005 at 03:18.
your forgetting as a psychic he could use his powers to psychically project his thoguhts/words to people (as faceless one said) so it is entirly possible. + wouldnt robts still need a personality/thoguhts otherwise they would not be able to function, normal necrons would be mindless autobots (like every day civilians) just more deadly and powerful.
now the necron lord would need some form of comunication or they could all be hooked up to/linked ot a cingle CPU in which case why the hell are their commanders cos their would be no use for them.
theri is no use for a commander unless troops are inclined to do other then what their meant to thereby implying that the necrons have their own wills and thoughts with witch to act upon.
of course this is just my personal opinion, but i really like the idea of TheFacelessOne's army concept and would be a very fluffy idea,
he could say that the lord(whatever his name is) was sent their very shortly after he was created, so he still retained sopme of his thoughts, know the nightbringer could have used this lord because a its not exactly helpful if you kill the people your trying to ensalve cos then their no use to you
(imagine if the nightbringer showed up on your doorstep one day!)
great imagination man and all you need to do is add more depth to it and it should be sweet
dont forget to tweak it so it fits in with the other necrons fluff-wise.
Depends. They'd have to have some reactions built in to acount for their separate actions in combat *has an image of a unit of necrons performing the same move all at once, kata-style, with the enemies swarming around them* but I wouldn't call this thoughts, and definitely not a personality.Originally Posted by insomniaBecause the commanders are better at fighting, by some quirk of the binding process? I've said that some retained their intellect, so those may well be better at fighting than the normal warriors. You might as well argue why Nids have Tyrants.Originally Posted by insomniaI got the impression that lords wouldn't have their mind leeched away over time, but just continued at the same level of loss. But there's nothing to back that up. And there are accounts (like at the back of the Necron codex) where the C'tan showed up themselves and mortals worshipped them. Although I must admit the particular case of Nightbringer is a bit weird in this regard.Originally Posted by insomnia
Nightbringer would just kill them.