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WHat is the fulff on the Dreadnought and the Thousand Sons? I have gotten back into the game and am looking to bring my fluff knowladge upto date.
Well for one, this should probably be in the fluff forum and two, that was probably one of the most vague question I've heard in days. What dreadnaught? You mean dreds in general? What about them? Yeah the Thousand Sons have 'em..s'far as I know they're not much different from any other Chaos dred.
Sorry about that. First fluff question. Is about the Dreadknought(the Space MArine one) With what I have read it sounds like they put a dead person in it. So that the spirit opperates it. I would like some back ground information on that.
The Second question is about the Thousands Sons. I have seen the modls and they look like Egyptin. I would like to know alittle about them(as in their history).
If a really good veteran warrior falls in battle but survives, he might be incased in a Dreadnought.
The Thousand Sons SM legion is one of the original 20 created by the Emperor. Their Primarch is Magnus the Red.
The Thousand Sons joined with Horus and their new God, Tzeentch, during the Horus Heresy and fled with the others when the legions falled back to the Eye of Terror. Their warriors began to mutate when they were in the Realm of Chaos and to ensure their continued purity Ahriman, Chief Librarian, devised a powerful spell called the Rubric of Ahriman. The purpose of this spell was to ensure that the Thousand Sons remained pure but it failed to a certain degree.
The SMs in the chapter that didn't have any Psychic powers were turned to dust and now only live on as mindless constructs. The psykers were spared and now serve as the leaders of the legion.
Ahriman was cast out by his Primarch and now travels the galaxy in an eternal quest for perfect understanding.
That is the basic info on them.
Right, here we go.
Dreadnoughts: A Dreadnought is basically a mech that a Space Marine gets put into when he is too wounded to continue fighting as a battle brother but is not so grievously wounded that he has to be given the Emperor's Peace (i.e. Mercy Killing). His body is basically hooked up to the Dreadnought and he can direct its movements in battle as if it were his own body. Essentially it's a life support system and war machine built into one. However, it's pretty terrible for a Space Marine to be locked up inside a sarcophagus like that, because he is forever separated from the realm of the living, so most Chapters allow their Dreadnoughts to sleep when not in battle. Even a Space Marine can only take so much isolation before he loses his mind.
Thousand Sons: The Thousand Sons were one of the original Space Marine legions, based on the world of Prospero. Their Primarch, Magnus the Red, grew up here amongst a community of psykers in the midst of a barren wasteland. Because of the genetic connection between Magnus and the Space Marines under his command, they started to develop psychic powers with alarming regularity and so he could not have been rediscovered at a better time. He spent a lot of time afterwards teaching his soldiers how to control their powers while simultaneously fighting the Great Crusade. This meant that the psykers of the Thousand Sons inevitably had a great deal of battlefield experience as well. However, Magnus was beginning to pursue the mastery of psychic power to dangerous extremes, to the point where it became sorcery and the Emperor called him into account for his behaviour. The hearing that followed resulted in a compromise between the Librarians of all the Space Marine Legions known as the Nikean Edicts, which stated that the Imperium would do all it could to foster the development and control of psykers but that sorcery would forever be a forbidden area of study. The Emperor agreed and so the Nikean Edicts have remained official Imperial policy ever since.
Magnus, however, was still smarting from this when the Horus Heresy broke out. He used his powers to look into the future and saw Horus' betrayal before anyone else (save the Farseer, Eldrad Ulthran) and saw an opportunity to prove his worth in the eyes of the Emperor. He broadcasted a psychic message to the Emperor, penetrating all of the wards surrounding the Imperial Palace, and warned him of what Horus had done. The Emperor was outraged and believed that Magnus had finally crossed the line into damnation. He sent Leman Russ and the Space Wolves to Prospero, where they took control of its orbital defenses and bombed the planet to ashes. In desperation, Magnus began to resort to powerful spells and daemonic summonings to defend the knowledge he had worked so hard to acquire and preserve but in the end, it was no use. His final act was to cast a spell that transported the entire City of Light into the Warp, where he sealed a pact with Tzeentch.
Magnus and the Thousand Sons fought on the side of Horus during the Heresy and retreated to the Eye of Terror like all the other Traitor Legions. When he got to the Daemon World that Tzeentch had promised him, however, the Thousand Sons' Battle Brothers began to manifest horrifying mutations. The Sorcerers were not too alarmed at first, because the rank and file did not possess the power necessary to master Chaos, but then when some of the Sorcerers began to mutate as well, the most powerful among them began to worry. They still believed that Chaos could be mastered but their philosophy was unraveling right in front of them. The last straw was when Magnus himself was elevated to the status of Daemon Prince by Tzeentch. Ahriman, the Chief Librarian of the Thousand Sons, called a conclave of the Legion's most powerful sorcerers and secured their aid in casting a spell that would end the mutation within the legion, known as the Rubric of Ahriman. It worked...to an extent. All of the sorcerers were either destroyed or had their psychic powers enhanced while those who did not have psychic powers were transformed into spirits, bound inside their armour. While Ahriman believed it was a success, his Primarch did not and banished him as well as his cabal from the Planet of Sorcerers, dooming them to wander the galaxy in a quest to understand Chaos.
Thank you NiteRabbit, and Da Mighty Camel. That is some real cool fluff.:yes: