The_Giant_Mantis said:Several generations (I think 4, as grey said) into the genestealer life cycle, the cult will produce a magus. Genestealers are programmed to do this.
A magus is a psychically gifted genestealer hybrid capable of channelling some of the majesty of the hivemind. He's also a powerful beacon to hive fleets, as he shows a genestealer cult is growing and prospering.
So basically what grey said.
That list is odd though.. doesn't read like a 3rd/4th ed 40k list.. too complex, and too many special rules and exceptions.
Edit: I've suddenly realised how confusing this post is, because there is also a chaos character for inquisitor called Magnus. Which did you mean?
Hmm.. interesting.. Does anyone know whether the broodlord has replaced the Patriach? I would think so. I mean, it's a bigger genestealer, it's pretty much the same thing.Grey said:Phase #1atriarch and perhaps other purestrain genestealers come into contact with host species, perhaps due to landing on new planet, perhaps due to encounter on space hulk, whatever. Patriarch and purestrains implant their seed in the host species using their ovipositors. Ewww.
Not thinking of Ultra Magnus from Transformers are you?i thought magnus was leader of the ultra marines ya now the guy who has ths the bolters strapped to power fists
Yep, the patriarch is the oldest Genestealer in the cult. To add a little to what Mantis said, the physiological changes also cause the brood-telepathy thing that Genestealers do to become far more advanced and more powerful, enabling the Hive-mind to detect the cult.Fluffwise, I believe the broodlord/patriach is the first genestealer to make planetfall.. This causes chemical changes which develop it into the leader organism it is.