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Having just finished the Soul Drinkers Trilogy I am torn between following in the steps of Sarpedon and his Chapter or remaining steadfast to the Imperium. What does anyone else think? Is the Imperium in its present form worth fighting for or should we strive to end the Tyranny of Terra?:hmm:
For the Emperor! Sarpedon has been fooled by the Dark Gods to believe that the High Lords care not for the Emperor and His people but for themselves... They may have a chance for redemption but if you side with them then you are doomed, for their allies and resources are too few in a galaxy where there is only WAR!
Really, it only depends on taste, if you like the noble hero go with Sarpedon and his Drinkers, they fight against all evils, if you believe in a chance for humanity to survive against its enemies then go with the Imperium that actually has the resources to take out all who oppose it.
Last edited by UnderDarkLord; April 7th, 2007 at 23:17.
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Serpedon was around post heresey, has current technology and weaponry, has up to date training.
And all the head marines of the chapter don't fit into any ONE of these categories.
B: Crazed maniacs who want to kill
C: Enjoy pain rott and decay
D: like pink......
They're loyalist, just hated by the IoM. They serve the emperor and what they feel his will is.
Remember chaos is ANTI emperor for the most part, Soul drinkers love that crazy old guy! Him and his holy throniness and stuff. He's cool beans
They're an assault company. When there is a beach that's covered in Daemons they charge it head on for no other reason than following a maniacle vision.B: Crazed maniacs who want to killDidn't that company champion shove metal in his arm sockets, and his body was all mushy?C: Enjoy pain rott and decayThey wear purple as did the Emperors Children (who upon reading the book and the Horus Heresy books I could have sworn they were the same chapter). Unless you meant........... :shifty:D: like pink......
I've only read the first story out of the omnibus, but it they are just misguided. They are definately a Traitor chaptor, only because if your not with the Imperials, you are against them. The main reason they held the star fort was due to the Adeptus Mechanicus, who don't even worship the Emperor. I was for Sarpedon the whole time... up until he burst into a FREAKIN SPIDER MONSTER!!
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They're more in the category of a Renegade chapter than a Traitor but any of the Imperial forces will be loathe to differentiate between the two. They do not serve the powers of Chaos so technically don't fall into the Chaos camp and have in fact battled against the forces of Chaos. They also have fought against Imperial forces due to the Imperial belief that they are no longer loyal. They do fight for the greater good (not the Tau version ) so they are a handy army in a campaign environment as they can play on either side as needed from week to week.
As far color goes, the Soul Drinkers livery is a very deep shade of royal purple where the Emperors Children wore a more red-violet shade originally (or still, in the case of my Loyalist EC :yes: ).
Yes, there are female marines and my Sunhawks will let you know in a major way.
Not all the Emperors Children turned coat. We will redeem our name.
Representing the Soul Drinkers in the game, would be what I'd see as the biggest problem.
Mostly because they are indeed, loyalist through and through (renegade to the imperium, loyal to the ideals of the Emperor) but they also had a run in with a certain daemon of Tzeentch who 'gifted' several of them, notably Sarpedon.
This would leave the potenial soul drinker player with two options...
1.) Go for entirely loyalist and represent the daemonic gifts through differences in equipment (adamantine mantel, iron halo, etc). Trait them with the necessary traits based on their loss of manpower and equipment.
2.) Go for Chaos Space marines, take no marks, no possessed, no obliterators, no defilers, no summoned daemons. Model raptors as Assault marines and put a few random 'gifts' onto the various 'commanders' while making sure that none of them end up booted out enough to qualify as statured lords (save for Sarpedon).
As a small note, other marine chapters wouldn't have heard about the Soul Drinker's motivations. Their records would be burnt, destroyed and the official story would be 'simplified' to something along the lines of: The Soul Drinkers went batshit crazy because the Ad Mech refused to return something to them, they killed a lot of people, then they murdered an Inquisitorial Envoy and ran away, and are led by a spider-legged witch.
Which in general is sufficient information to get any red blooded marine in a 'kill the heretics' mood.
Ok, first off which time period of the Sould Drinkers are you bent on? If its AFTER sarpedon gets his spider legs, I'd say use teh CSM codex for rules (demonic speed/mutation for the legs, demonic speed/mutatuon/visage/relsilience for telos) and use normal space marine models. I was thinking about doing the EXACT same thing so I've had some thoughts too :yes:
If your time period is before they were declared excommunicate, then use normal Sm :yes:
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With that in mind, how would The Fear be represented in a Chaos Army? In a Space Marine one its just a fluffed up Fear of the Darkness.
...course Sarp screams Special Character too.
"Whats this? Spider Legs? Tentacles?.... This must be the Emperors Gift!"
Whatever they are, it includes increadibly stupid :shifty:
Last edited by Legionnaire; April 15th, 2007 at 09:22.
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