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Fluff Masters Clan

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Fluff: For those super-noobies out there fluff is basically all the background and stories of the various GW hobbies.

Who We Are: The fluff-know-it-alls of LO. Between us we can answer any question about fluff you may want to ask. At the moment we are mostly 40K but we invite fluff masters from other hobbies to join and help out their own group of questioners.

Our Purpose: Inspire the discussion of fluff as well as sharing with others our knowledge. We the fluff masters will have an answer for all those "stupid" fluff questions that usually take up a lot of space in the fluff section without really being of any purpose to anyone but the member asking the initial question. A fluff waste-disposal if you will.

Grephaun said:
Being a Fluff-Master is more than a fancy title, it’s an obligation to go forth in the world and preach to others the necessity of proper, well-researched fluff. It takes a certain dedication to become a Fluff-Master; if you don’t want to be a part of the clan and its mission to save the forum from all bad fluff, then why take the test? If you merely wish to test your knowledge, there's a Fluff Competition in the 40k Army Fluff subforum that could need new input. No test will make you a true Fluff-Master anyway; only those willing to help others improve their fluff and share altruistically of their accumulated wealth of fluffy knowledge are truly worthy of the title.
Current Members: Numberofthebeastxxx (me, president/founder/fluff-know-it-all), Grephaun (super-mod/fluff-know-it-all award winner), Xerxes (fluff-know-it-all/testmaster), and ze_poodle (fluff-know-it-all).

And those members that passed the test to be fellow fluff master know-it-all's:

Warmaster Phthisis (1st new member to pass the test)
Astral Claw
Lord Yossanrion
Dark Lioness (1st fantasy fluff master)
Impending Slaughter
gingerninja (2nd and current fantasy fluff master)
Da Mighty Camel
Ebon Hand
crimson tears
Adrian MalSeraph (currently has the award for most fluff tests taken)

My Position: As president/founder I would like all current and future members to know that this position was accepted with very much humility. I encourage all members to speak their mind and disagree with anything I say in a democratic fashion. I will by no means be running the club; I want everyone to contribute to all aspects of the clan. ^_^

Member To Do List:
0. Let me know if I need to add anything to my above statements.
1. Figure out the base requirements needed in order to admit new members to in.
2. Over-All Rules and Regulations need to be established.
3. Figure out if we can make ourselves more than 40k oriented, or if to do this we should wait till we bring in fluff masters from other hobbies. (I myself am not comfortable enough with my warhammer fantasy knowledge to answer questions but I can answer for other hobbies such as necromunda and anything to do with 40k of course.)
4. Make a really cool banner all members may display.
5. Answer any and all incoming questions/concerns from members and non-members.

Numbers 0-2, and 4 have been accomplished. We still need more fluffers who specialise in other games (such as fantasy). #5 never ends of course... 8)
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I'm not sure how we could assemble a test that people can't just cheat on by going on the net for a day and looking up all the answers. We'd have to assemble some really hard to find questions, just in case they decide to cheat. Maybe when I have some time I'll make a banner for us.

Also, I can't get in touch with poodle, he doesn't accept e-mails or pm's.
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Warmaster Phthisis said:
I'm interested in joining.
Anyway, I am hereby formally requesting membership.
Well, I've read through a lot of your posts in the fluff section and you are indeed strong in the areas you mentioned. I will officially test your qualifacations to join in the traditional Fluff Masters Clan way! erm... a test! ^_^ I will confer with my fellow members and assemble a small number of questions for you. Given your knowledge I don't see any problem for you to pass. I'll pm you the test a little later. Good Luck! :cool:
Ok, I've sent everyone a pm to assemble a draft test to offer Warmaster Phthisis. As soon as you guys reply I can send him the test.

On the subject of faqs, I think that would be a great idea. But I think we first need to find out what areas people want to know the most about or are the most confused over. To do this im going to start a thread in the fluff section asking what area people would most like to see explained or gone over. That way we can assemble an faq based on this. me have to be wary not to break any copyright laws however.
Well I can send you and the warmaster the test as soon as my fellow members contribute their questions... So far they are being kinda slow... :mellow: If they don't send me a pm in the next couple days then I'll just make a test myself I guess. Sorry for the lack of progress.
Plese Read!

Ok, since I have not recieved pm's from the other members I have an altrnative test for Kelnor and Warmaster Phthisis.

You may or may not be aware that we are writing a basic fluff faq for anything that LO members would like to know about. So far we have the following subjects that I've decided we can write about:

1. The economic natures of the different races.
2. General history and the basic society of orks.
3. The Cursed Founding
4. Why it is considered heresy by the adeptus mechanicus to create new weapons, vehicles, etc.

To join the clan you must provide as much info as you can on one or more of the above subjects (you may not choose to only do #4). Membership depends on the accuracy, depth, and volume of the info. Please pm me with the information so I can read/check/varify your answers before I post them. If this is acceptable to you guys, I suggest you get to it. :cool:

Attention everyone!

We know have a new Fluff Masters Member!

So put your hands together for: Warmaster Phthisis!!!

*crowd goes wild*

I strongly urge you, warmaster, to create an article of all that info you provided. Just mention somewhere that it's brought to LO members by the FLuff Masters Clan! Though written by you of course. :cool:

P.S. darkreever, I will offer you the same test (above) that applies to Kelnor and Warmaster Phthisis. However I doubt anyone can right as much depth as warmaster in question #1 (7 full pm's worth), so I advise you to pick one or more of the others.
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I am currently testing darkreever and Kelnor. Darkreever has provided some decent info on the cursed founding and im allowing him to specialize by declaring which fluff he's best at and asking him several questions on the matter.

So, if you would be so kind poodle, please test matthiastheprophet as you see fit. I trust your capabilities and it would be great if another member started contributing. Thanks!
What's Up

Hey guys,

Just thought I'd let you know why I've been out of the LO forum for awhile... I'm currently out of town on family matters and I cant say with certanty when I'll be back in the loop. I'm sorry if my absense has any ill effect. I'm confident you guys can run the club while im away (I doubt it will be in flames when I get back or anything like that). Were a very democratic club anyway any major decisions/changes would be voted on whether im here or not. I hope you all understand, family comes first after all.

Thanks for your understanding.

Cheers :cool:
Ok everyone I think it's come time to post in your signature that your a member of this fine organization. Not only could this result in us spreading fluff knowledge by identifying ourselves and answering potential pms, but it would show that your a proud member of the FLuff Masters Clan!!! 8) :yes:
Members List

Ok Xeres has brought to my attention that it's probobly a good idea to update our members list. Now we have way more members since we started this little club so if I have forgotten anyone you have my sincerest apologies. If you have tested and passed anyone I forgot, or I've included someone I shouldn't have, please pm me. Ok. Here's the list:

Clan Founder/President

Original Members (besides me)
Grephaun (official mod of the clan)

Officially inducted into the brotherhood as per the fluff tests:
Warmaster Phthisis (1st new member to pass the test)
Astral Claw
Lord Yossanrion

Looking back on the thread their seemed to have been a few ppl that have requested tests but I have recieved no official notification by members as to whether their in or not so I have left them out until it is confirmed to me.

Remember pm me with any changes I need to make to the list.
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Lord Yossanrion said:
Anyways, Idea:

A Fluff Competition? Like the Retunies Comp, or somethinge else? Grephaun could sticky, and Numberofthebeastxxx, Xerxes, ze_poodle, and Grephaun could judge.

Just an idea.
Well actually there has been a LO FLuff competition going on for awhile now. I think were up to like the 20th page or something? It's not really a fluff competition, more like a never ending question and answer thing. No one is really winning, it's just for fun. Feel free to check it out and participate like most of us have done, at one point or another. 8)

Lord Yossanrion said:
Oh. *cough*

What I actaully ment was fluff for people's armies, like fluff they had created. As in, they would submit it, then it would get reviewed, etc, and then say the top 3 fluff peices would be announced.

Would that be ok?

I don't see why not. What does everyone else think? Though if this is going to happen we should post them in the army fluff section. The results can be posted here of course.
Lord Yossanrion said:
Its all yours beastxxx
Again, I'd rather get some input from the other members before we do this. Plus poodle, Xeres, and Grephaun have to agree to be judges, as well as enough of us agreeing to participate. So before we go jumping into this project I'd like to see what the others think. Since this club is very democratic and what-not. :sleep:
Xerxes said:
My own fluff is up in the Fluff section, should we start with that?

That depends. Can judges enter their own? :wacko: Still need feedback from others by the way. :yes:
Well i know the Dark Angels in question were primarily the 10th company (scouts). This is one of the rare occasions when a whole scout company was deployed into battle. Umm.. let's see... Piscina V is located in the Piscina system (obviously) Segmentum Solar / Abiaus sector, to be specific. If it helps, being a death world, it could harbour rich mineral, vegetable, animal or gaseous resources. It was colonzied prior to Dark Age of Technology. That's about all i can tell u about the planet itself. The Dark Angels had a major battle there it's plausible that they would set up a base since they do recruit from the planet. You could use that in your fluff. It's a very harsh planet, so it would have hardy citizens, perfect for induction into a SM chapter. I suppose the citizens could be used to create a new chapter, just make up a good reason that the High Lords of Terra would approve of their creation. I cannot find any fluff telling of a specific ork kult was there. I know Ghazhkull had allied with the very wealthy Nazdreg urdgrub and had arrived in-system in their spacehulk "Scylla". However, i do know most of the force was made up primarily of grots and light/fast vehicles.

Hope that's a little help. 8)
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Well if you guys really want to have ranks... Just be honest and say which area you beleive you have the most fluff knowledge and experience. For example, I know everything there is to know about chaos and its works. If anyone picks the same area as another member then we will have a contest to decide. A "Fluff Off" if you wil... 8) These ranks wouldn't mean too much, just add them to your porfile, and hopefully this will encourage people to ask questions and what-not. Extending our helpfulness as a clan. What do you guys think? ^_^

Edit: P.S. Xeres has already claimed Harlequins fluffmaster. I suggest no one disputes this unless they want a hard kicking in the Fluff Off. Xeres knows his Harlequins! :yes:
Quote from anonymous user:
"I've found that the only fluffmaster (mistress) who's been helpful, to me anyways, has been Grephaun...
However, some of the other fluffmasters aren't doing a good job at living up to their name..

There have been a few Ork fluff threads in the Army Fluff forum lately, and from what I can tell, people don't know too much about Gork and Mork"

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Ok, this is the 1st outright complaint I've seen. I think we've been slacking a bit (myself included). So Im asking everyone to step it up a notch and get involved! We should be hitting the fluff forums like a ton of bricks! Come on guys! Wer'e the fluff masters after all! What do you say?

*hears heart filled cheer*

Alright then. Well get out there! (inspirational speech over) 8)
darkreever said:
Muscling in on other threads is an abuse of who we are, now working from the shadows or the sidelines is more like it. Then again the senior members have the most pull when it comes to a decision like this.
I agree, I was not implying we "muscling in on other threads" I was just asking those members who are not participating as much as others to step it up a notch. On that note im off to the fluff section to do some good. 8)
Well, to be frank, if you don't really want to be a fluffmaster what's the point of giving you the test? I don't mean to be rude, but "just wanting to see if you can get in" is somewhat of an uncaring attitude. I for one, would prefer only allowing members that actually have the drive to be a fluff master, and want to help others with their problems and fluff questions.

However, we are somewhat of a democracy, and I prefer to see what the others think. So it's up to them as well.
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