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I want to write out a story that features several armies and a world of my own creation, essentially detailing out the histories of some created armies while making an epic based on a spectacular battle for an entire world.
However, I need a few questions answered by a few fluffmasters before I can write a story that is conceivable and possible in the Warhammer 40K universe.
On Warp Storms and rifts in the skein of real space: How often does realspace simply "split" at the seams? How often do warp storms spawn? Are chaos gods and entities, mainly Tzeentch, known to or do they have the power to create such rifts or storms, either through their own power or through a corrupted individual in realspace? Is a Chaos Sorceror powerful enough to open a wound in the barrier between Realspace and the Empyrean? Are warp storms capable of depriving planets of sunlight and warmth, rendering them frigid iceplanets?
On Fabius Bile: As the "Primogenitor," does Fabius have the ability to create new geneseeds, or are his mutations simple DNA changes? Is he capable of creating new warriors that are very similar to Space Marines? I believe, with what I have read of the former Emperor's Children lieutenant, that he is indeed capable of creating Marines, but I merely wish to know for sure. Is there any text that describes how he creates his monstrosities in depth, as in what kind of laboratories he uses and how long it takes for clones to mature in the tubes?
On the Fallen: When the traitorous Dark Angels fled the Imperium, are there any records stating whether all or most of the Fallen chose any specific god to worship? Have any Fallen ever changed their armour colours to try to shrug off reminders of their old ties, and attempted to create their own legion with a different name and scheme?
On the Dark Angels sister chapters: How are these chapters created, and are any ever created with the primary purpose of rooting out the Fallen in any areas thought to be home to them? Would the creation of such a sister chapter in a system with a warp storm or warp rift be feasible, if they are there to find any Fallen that may take refuge in the tainted system?
If any of these questions seem simple, easy, or stupid, I apologize in advance. I do not currently have the resources available to look up many of these answers, and I would rather hear the proper response from a community of fluff-buffs rather than muck through on my own and make a travesty of the Warhammer 40K storyline.
To anyone willing to answer any of these questions, thank you.
Firstly, it depends where you are. Close to the Eye, more frequent. Away from the warp, less frequent. But I'd say about every 3-4 years close to the Eye. Secondly, I'm sure Tzeentch could do that, he's the Lord of Change. But as far as mainstream knowledge extends, the warp-storms are freak happenings. I don't think Chaos Sorcerors are realy capable of stuff like that, maybe Ahriman could. And finally, I'd say very possibly, yes.Originally Posted by Uriel Zarium
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On Warp Rifts: Random. Warp storms are very rarely caused intentionally, due to the chaotic nature of the warp itself. A Chaos God or Greater Daemon - and I mean Greater - could pull it off, but your average Alpha Legion Sorceror would get his brain devoured by eight hundred and eighty-eight daemon bats.
As for the turning them into iceworlds: Pretty much anything can happen with warp storms. Usually, what does happen is daemons. If you want a warp storm to turn a planet into a ball of ice, you could always just say that the storm ate the sun, or part of it. Or knocked the planet out of orbit.
On Fabius Bile: No-one knows. Presumably, since he was an apothecarion pre-Heresy, he would know of the process of making Space Marines, but the creation of actual geneseed is very, very difficult. What he experiments on is geneseed stolen from Imperial chapters, other Chaos Legions, etc. So rather than make his own geneseed - which is impossible without the progenoid glands (see Index Astartes 1) - he mutates existing geneseed into new and chaotic shapes, often creating hordes of gibbering tentacle daemons rather than actual Marines. The ones who come out reasonably human-looking are usually insane.
The Fallen were dispersed through time and space, and some did turn to the worship of specific gods, and their colour scheme could reflect this. I'm not an expert on Fallen, but it could be possible that the warp storm could deposit a band of them on the planet in question, and to them, they would only just have left Calliban. I believe most of the Fallen do not exactly worship Chaos, but have been twisted by it, like any regular Chaos Marine.On the Fallen: When the traitorous Dark Angels fled the Imperium, are there any records stating whether all or most of the Fallen chose any specific god to worship? Have any Fallen ever changed their armour colours to try to shrug off reminders of their old ties, and attempted to create their own legion with a different name and scheme?
On Warp Storms: Warp Storms are a seemingly random occurrence, but very powerful Daemons or the Chaos Gods themselves could probably conjure one to engulf a planet and do all kinds of fun stuff to it. Heck, it might even transport a planet through the warp, as happened to Kai. It was sucked into the Eye of Terror and then it got wasted by the Traitor Legions. I doubt a Sorceror would have the power necessary to call a Warp Storm, although Ahriman and his cabal might with the proper preparation and rituals to amplify their power. Warp Storms do little to actual space besides (as far as I know) obstructing travel in the area. Even when Terra was engulfed by Warp Storms, they didn't block out the sun so the Emperor could still go about conquering Earth. Of course, the Warp Storm could have knocked the planet into a farther orbit.
On Fabius Bile: I think that he does have the technology and the knowledge necessary to create new space marines insofar as he knows the procedures and techniques used for the surgeries as well as how to judge whether or not a prospect will survive the surgical process. I don't think that even his cloning abilities can be used to create new cultures of stable geneseed in the Eye of Terror, but it's always a possibility. The logic I am using here is that if one were to acquire enough cell samples, or even whole progenoid glands, one could culture the organs necessary to create new Space Marines. If Fabius Bile didn't deliver, the Traitor Legions would not protect him and they're probably protecting him because he does know how to create new Space Marines. He will, presumably, be able to instruct new Apothecaries in the necessary surgical procedures, though Fabius Bile is more than a little insane and he might probably attempt to genetically alter geneseed.
On the Fallen: There are too few of the Fallen for them to create their own Legion and they are scattered throughout space and time. If any of them managed to find each other, I wonder if they would consider traveling together. If so, where would they go? Many of the Fallen harbour a hatred towards the Imperium but many are also repentant and are trying to atone for their crimes, even if it's only to themselves. They would never be forgiven by the Dark Angels or anyone else who knew of their existence. I don't think it likely that they would worship one Chaos God in particular, however.
Additionaly, many of the Fallen have Black armour, as it was the prehersy DA colour. They don't seem to want to get rid of it.They are created like any other chapter, but from DA geneseed. They are all created for the reasons you create a SM chapter, but the DA probly had ulterior motives (like always). The inner circle of each chapter knows about the Fallen, but otherwise they don't (like normal DA). It could be feasable to have one created, but scince the DA are the only people on the Imperium who know about the Fallen (they killed the others ^_^), they couldm't ask "Can we created a chapter to destroy them?", it would screw them over. Addiontaly, there are a set number (only 3) of DA successor chapters, so you might have diffiuclty there. Remember that no-one bar the DA and 3 successors know about the Fallen.How are these chapters created, and are any ever created with the primary purpose of rooting out the Fallen in any areas thought to be home to them? Would the creation of such a sister chapter in a system with a warp storm or warp rift be feasible, if they are there to find any Fallen that may take refuge in the tainted system?
From the answers you have all given me, I think I have a good basis to begin work on the story then. My only regret is that I could not put in any feasible reasons for the Dark Angels to have any chapters in the area... though maybe a Fallen company might be present. That might actually fit in extremely well. Thank you all. As long as it is possible for a space marine company to suddenly find themselves crash-landed on a Chaos world in the Eye of Terror from another point far away, I can make a feasible story from this.
Sure it is. Explination: They're ship/s got caught in a warp storm/lost on the warp, and got thrown into the Eye.As long as it is possible for a space marine company to suddenly find themselves crash-landed on a Chaos world in the Eye of Terror from another point far away, I can make a feasible story from this.
Bah, a few more questions I forgot to ask.
On Geneseed: I understand that the fusion of Geneseed is a risky experiment. From what I understand, some geneseeds are fused together to try to correct problems in one geneseed. Has a creation of geneseed from Rogal Dorn and Roboute Guilliman's geneseeds been done successfully before, or even thought about due to the "vanilla" nature of the geneseeds? Would such a fusion possibly have extremely divergent results, leading to a fundamentally unstable chapter?