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well I have read my codex fluff repeatedly and cannot figure this out. What is required for a sleeping C-Tan to awaken. I know it take life to replenish in the universe. That has happened and they are starting to awaken. but how is the question. do they need to "power on" slowly by taking a reserve power to get a few units running to start the harvest to power the rest of the army and the C-Tan. or does the C-Tan choose to awaken and grab his servants and go? just have to know for my armys personal fluff.
"One after one, by the star-dogged moon,
Too quick for groan or sigh,
Each turned his face with a ghastly pang,
And cursed me with his eye.
Four times fifty living men,
(And I heard nor sigh nor groan)
With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
They dropped down one by one"
Thats a tough one.. as far as I know, all C'tan suffered terribly in the war against the Old ones, and so were forced to go into stasis in order to replenish their energy. Obviously it cfouldn't have been provided by the Necrons as they only awoke when their C'tan masters did, so I would surmise that the Nightbringer and Deciever only suffered very minor injuries in comparison and so were able to awaken first.
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the necron codex mentions that the Nightbringer was on the verge of extinction with its energy reserves dwindling away, it wasn't until one of the younger races unknowing provided it with the energy to awaken. There is no mention to the other C'tan be ambused before going in to stasis.Originally Posted by Black Librarian
I would also like to see the other two C'tan as special character choices for the necrons.
Last edited by Kaelis Ra; December 2nd, 2005 at 03:16.
I think that they simply wake up at a preset time. They have energy stores, so i imagine when those run out, the C'tan (the outsider and the Dragon) will awaken to begin their consumption once more.
But i think it is basically on a timer. they went into stasis so that they wouldnt kill evrything in the galay, because if they did, they would have nothing to eat. so they went into stasis in order to allow the galaxy's populations to rebuild, so they could come back and consume more.
-i also think that if an activated necron unit under the control of another ctan reached a sleeping ctan then it could be awakened
-this i think, was the motive behind attacking mars, to teleport down a force to awaken the dragon. due to the recent activity there, it could possibly have been successful, and he's just not fully awake yet. a shroud definatly got close enough to the dragon to teleport some units there.
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the only c'tan left to be awakened is the void dragon. the outsider is imprisoned somwhere and is the void dragon the most powerful c'tan?
is the void dragon the one who is sleeping under the surface of mars and everyone seems to think that he is the Machine god/machine spirit?
From what i know, the machine spirit is a form of AI that "lives" in imperial vechicles and so on. its not a god. Just "cruise control"
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I'll go out on a wild goose chase here if you don't mind.
i remember seeing somewhere that it was Space Marines (Deathwatch?) that unwittingly awakened the NightBringer
and i think it was the Enslaver plague that drove the C'tan into stasis
The Void-dragon is not the most pwerful, the Nightbringer is. it says so in the Necron Codex.
The ebslaver thing puyt them there because they didnt feel like competeing with them for food. so like was said before, they went into stasis so something might be there when they awaken.
and i dont think one C'tan would awaken another. they still want to kill each other, the Deciever especially wants to see the Nightbringer dead.
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Tomb Spyders are still awake during the periods of stasis, they patrol the tombs and fix any necrons that have broken down or deteriorated during their slumber (unlikely, but possible). I would guess that they could have some form of detection apparatus on them, so that they can tell when things arrive and wake up any slumbering C'tan in the area. This would also explain why the Necrons inhabit only dead worlds; they wouldn't want to emerge as soon as a world flourished with bacteria, only when there was a lot of intelligent life out there, enough to make it to other worlds.