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Now, I know this can be a bit of a taboo subject around here. However I believe I have some info that's never been posted here before.
So, I was playing through the Dawn of war: dark crusade campaign, kinda bored but almost finished. I destroyed the space marines' base and got a cutscene (as you do). It was here that things got interesting.
As the orkish horde swept through their base, The Blood Raven's commander raised his power weapon above his head and yelled "By the unnamed Primarch, we must not fall!". Or something like that.
Now seeing that Relic was given permission to create fluff for the blood ravens as canon (I believe). And given that a chapter wouldn't say something like that unless they actually came from one of the unknown primarch, as well as the fact that the Blood Ravens have a lot of secrecy in their background. Is it now safe to say that one of the two unknown primarchs created, and was primarch of, the Blood Ravens chapter?
"You challenge me knowing that I am Xiahou Dun!?"
I think he said it because the blood ravens don't know which legion they are from. So because they don't what legion they are from they don't know who their primarch is. Hence therefore he is reffering to the primarch of the legion his chapter is decended from, which he doesn't know the name of, hence he says 'for the unamed Primarch.
hope that helps...or that it at least made sense :shifty:
I agree with andy, the raven captain doesnt for a fact know what the background of the chapter is or from what original legion they were created from.
Personally I like to think they descend from the Thousand Sons. Eliphas does mention that they're 'Brothers' in heritage.
well, i first thought they where a mix of blood angels and the raven guard, but that might be a bit too easy...
in this article there is some evidence to suggest they may indeed be decendant from the thousand sons.
however this is coming from a game and blacklibrary sources and such should be treaty as semi-fluffy. Only a small part of it's confirmed by GW (in a WD)
Got a "good" rumour from a GW staffer? Forget about it, LO'ers know more than any random GW shop staffer.
Voor alle nederlanders:
The Dutch Legion
It many be possible that a loyalist splinter group from one of the Legions has turned, over time, into the Blood Ravens.
- Watch this space.
Read the Horus Heresy Books and you learn a lot.
Horus, Fulgrim, Mortarion & Angron sent down units from their own legion whos commanders they felt were more loyal to the Emperor, and then Virus Bombed them, and then invaded the planet to kill them off. The only survivors are in the Flight of the Eisenstein Book.
Most of the evidence points to them being part of the thousand sons. They have a large proportion of librarians, they have hints of a dark past and they horde knowledge. At first i thought they were succesors to the blood angels as well butthey could just as likely come from the raven guard. Adds to the mystery i guess