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The lord of my chaos army was never a space marine to begin with. He was just a guy living on a planet (I dont have everything disided yet). He was however host to a more advanced life form, something far more powerful and dangerous then the Chaos Gods and C'tan however it is in a severly weakened state and is living within this guy to sustain itself until it recharges, well not really a parasite kept the mind of the unborn child from forming and controls the body directly.
It seeing the Imperium as terrabile place sees fit to make himself ruler to correct these problems. Makes a deal with the Chaos Gods (Immune to their currupting effects) seeing them as the easiest to deal with to gain power he commands an chaos army. Fluff wise he has no daemonic gifts, only his own power being to return to him but rules wise its the same anyway.
How is this so far? I'm thinking of him have an uncurrupting effect on them Chaos marines he controls, atleast while hes around, not trying to make them good or anything, far from it but hes not so needlessly brutal.
I'll think so far he will have liberated a handfull of systems from the Imperium, what do you think?
More powerful than the C'tan or the chaos gods?
Then surely the chaos gods would A. Know about it, and B. Want to eat it before it gets too strong, and then there's the issue of why the chaos gods would trust anything they couldn't control.
Parasite = cool. Parasite who can reshape worlds at a whim = overdone. If this is the case, why does he need chaos at all.. he could just wait until he grows up, walk into the Imperial palace and lay down the smack on the Custodes personally. Or just click his fingers and watch the Imperial palace disintegrate.
Your right. I should make the parasite less powerful.
Sorry if I sounded a bit harsh.. It's a good idea, and 40k is full of examples of alien parasites which take over human bodies, so it's quite feasable too.
I was just disputing the power level..
Also, I think it might be difficult to explain why such a being would be working with chaos willing. Instead, I'd use the chaos list to represent a group of marines (either loyalist or traitor.. or perhaps a mixture of both) who have become infected or influenced by this being, either psychically, chemically, through the implanting of little spores in their body, etc.
To make it more obvious, you could just add some generic 'alien' appendages spilling out of their bodies, as if they're being consumed from the inside. That would look really cool, and explain very graphically what is going on with your army.
Finally.. if your leader dude is a regular human, he won't be able to wear the space marine models of power armour. This isn't a problem, since the ordo malleus models all have power armour and could be converted quite easily. Alternatively, have some nasty bio-armour growing out of his skin.
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; June 17th, 2005 at 15:44.
I agree with The_Giant_Mantis he has to be considerably less powerful. Also he can't be a space marine right off if he's a normal human. I suggest making the parasite a renegade daemon who wants power for itself or some kind of alien life form. You could make it take control of a renegade space marine. Then that marine would be guided by the parasite (it would be a very powerful psychic being) to other chaos renegades around the galaxy slowly making up their army. I think using the chaos codex would be a bit of a stretch due to the small amount of renegades I suggest using the LaTd list. It's extremely flexible and would allow for you to use chaos renageds for troops and champions and several traitors that could represent renage guard, pirates, recruited mercenaries, etc. Plus you get access to all those cool tanks and ordinance. That would be my suggestion. It would be a very cool army that way. :cool: