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Post by Lumey on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:39 am

In the last /tg/ thread, Golgothos had the excellent idea of writing short, greentext style summaries for the Legions.  I'm going to cordon off a couple of posts for editing in the more finished copy, but I think it'd be a good idea if we started working them up in this thread.


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Post by Lumey on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:39 am

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Post by Lumey on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:51 am

Legions I through VII

Code:
>Legio I: Heralds of Hektor
>The chosen of the Emperor's eldest
>Started the Great Crusade
>Based themselves on fanciful stories about Alexander
>Sweet armour
>Serried ranks of devoted marines
>Bitchin' artillery park
>Beloved by all
>Conquered Luna with their Primarch's raw sex appeal
>Set up schools and stuff all over the place
>Started a rebellion when the Emperor withdrew to the Webway Project
>Fell in with Chaos
>Raised all shades of hell
>Defeated at the Siege of Terra
>Fell to pieces on the death of their Primarch
>Shattered into lots of weird warbands

Code:
>Legio IV: Sons of Fire
>Zoroastrian Priests on Hyper-Napalm
>Follow a Philosopher-King obsessed with flame, but wants to deny his darker destructive urges
>Was burned as a child and carries those scars as a Primarch due to his healing not being fully activated at the time
>Primarch once led a major religion until the Emperor carefully explained scientific theory and chatted atheism into him
>Decides to take up the Imperial Truth to heart and sets about burning shit
>Too good at burning shit
>Fuck we are amazing at burning shit
>Oh fuck, we ARE too amazing at burning shit we just burned some of our own guys
>Primarch decides to send the legion to burn only xenos from now on at the frontier
>Ends up killing the fuck out of the some of the bro-est Eldar ever, doing such a good job they awaken Khorne's attention
>Primarch near fully consumed with bloodlust, in his moments of lucidity contemplates suicide because Gods are real after all and his life has been a lie not once but twice
>Legion is getting worse along with him because he's not checking their descent either
>Hektor, his main bro, explains there's a wonderful new drug called BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
>They murderfuck their abnormally large Psyker population to Khorne and set out to emphasize BURN part of BURN MAIM KILL

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>Legio V: Winged Victory/Void Angels
>Enlightenment Marines
>Love them some gunships
>Rather fond of jumppacks
>Big flashy fleet
>Rational but not exactly reasonable
>Pick fights with everyone due to their exacting standards
>Proud with a lot to be proud about
>Homeworld is actually one of the nicer places in the Galaxy
>One of the great conquering Legions of the Great Crusade
>Strings of battle honours, although they get sidelined during the Heresy
>Successors. Successors everywhere
>Kind to humans
>Still kinda dicks though
>Nobody accepts them as the guiding light during the Reformation
>Main Chapter goes back to its homeworld and pats itself on the back for not being the guys to send the Imperium down the shitter

>Blood Angels/Ultramarines hybrid with people in-universe giving them the same treatment the smurfs get out-of-universe

Code:
>Legio VI: The Entombed
>Spooky Scary Skeletons
>Traditionally neophytes are thought to die be reborn as marines
>Traditionally reverant to the dead, a dead marine's deeds are inscribed on his bones and he is interred in their fortress monestary
>Fortress monestary is a crashed colony ship from the DAOT
>Excessive bionics, Honor guard are basically robot skeletons.
>Marines notoriously unemotional and taciturn
>Dreadnought Primarch who's dumb and smashes stuff, his chassis was built by other Primarchs
>Geneseed is hard to recover
>Put wounded marines in Dreadnoughts so geneseed isn't lost
>Use lots of Terminator armor because Mechanicus is on their dick and it prevents geneseed loss
>Tactics revolve around drop pods and teleportariums to deploy behind enemy lines
>Librarians are chained to proto-chaplains and forbidden from using powers
>If Librarians perform sorcerous acts they're turned to servo-skulls which are marks of shame for the proto-chaplains
>Techmarines are also in charge of watching over the catacombs of dead marines
>All Sargeants in terminator squads are Apothecaries
>Do not make use of jump infantry or bikes
>Lots of lodges and super secret emperor cults
>Betrayed by Nurgle Cultist lodges who want to live forever

>Iron Hands + Dark Angels ripoff


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Post by Lumey on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:51 am

Legions VIII through XV

Code:
Legio IX: The Lions Rampant
>Mobile Armored Warfare
>Drawn from rich military traditions
>pre-primarch dour DKoK style stoicmarines
>One armed primarch shows up and shuffles things around, adds freddy mercury mustache to uniform regulations
>Gentlemen soldiers, snooty noble bastards now run the show
>Tanks, jump packs, bikes...anything that lets them outpace the enemy
>Primarch is politely condescending, polarizes his peers between people who like him and people who dont
>Starts to lose his shit, turns to his brother for help fighting off full body numbness robbing him of his senses
>Oh boy chaos here we go
>Slaanesh overcomes the numbness with crazy ass combat highs. Primarch shares with the legion, speed cranks to 11
>Doomrider would be proud
>Chaos legion of high octane speed freaks and adrenaline junkies on space cocaine

Code:
>Legio X: The Steel Marshals
>Massed Infantry Siege
>Varied backgrounds and recruiting worlds, but one Legion culture
>Believe in the Retainer's Creed, very much honor-bound
>Primarch holds the unification of the galaxy above all but the people themselves
>Friendly to other Legions and other various Imperial organizations who don't dishonor themselves
>Mostly use ranks of shield-bearing infantry to assault
>Slow moving tanks and artillery blast anything the infantry can't melee
>Fight for honor and glory trying to liberate and conquer Segementum Tempestus
>Some bad history before their Primarch no one likes to talk about
>After Primarch's dissapperance, Legion accepted the Codex
>Split into various Chapters based on their origins, but each kept to the Code that the Primarch left them
>Though divided, the Marshals' Successors always aid one-another when asked

Code:
>Legion XIII: The Justicars
>Deception, Counter-Insurgency, Unrestricted Warfare.
>Executioner/"Secret Police" legion.
>Great at Urban fighting, or in short range terrains.
>Cool and weird gadgets + Spy games + PsyOps everywhere.
>Friendly as fuck, bros who love a joke & a good prank. Talk freely among ranks.
>Get on well with humans; hearts and minds + genuinely valuing their contributions + PR and propaganda. Recruits many humans with useful skills.
>Largest number of legion serfs
>Networks of spies all over the galaxy. Dodgy deals, with shady individuals [i]if[/i] Imperium benefits from it.
>Discretion, PR+propaganda, their executioner role, & generosity earn them a reputation as "most trustworthy" legion of Crusade.
>DramaticIrony.jpg
>Make contingency plans and preparations for every eventuality. Pragmatically paranoid.
>Primarch, and then Legion corrupted by Tzeentch.
>Keep the loyalists believing they are actually a loyal legion once Heresy starts.
>Primarch becomes a shape-shifting daemon.

Code:
>Legio XIV: The Black Augurs
>Moustache-Twirling Marines
>The Psyker Legion, more sorcery than you can shake a stick at
>Start callous and unscrupulous but proud
>End up cruel and dishonourable but still proud
>Legion is essentially a cult to it's own Primarch, because he set it up to be
>Brutal entrance ritual kills the majority of neophytes
>Has a small army of "acolytes", legion aspirants used as grunt troops and drivers/pilots
>Broken up into "covens" with each being more self contained than regular companies
>Everything, and I mean everything, is covered in arcane glyphs, runes, and writings
>Homeworld is the shattered remains of a hive moon, conveniently left depopulated by the Primarch's early attempts at godhood
>Covens break up and disperse after Heresy
>Post-Heresy they're mainly Chaos un-divided or not technically Chaotic at all. Some Covens worship specific gods
>Don't get on well with just about anyone

>Thousands Sons + Pure Evil

Code:
>Legio XV: The Silver Cataphracts
>Russian Deep Army Doctrine
>Come from the Land of Russo-China, covered in ice and misery
>Members don't believe in honor, they see themselves purely as soldiers
>So does their Primarch, they ain't his sons
>Use Imperial Army as meatshields to stifle their own losses
>Focused entirely on using every form of unit to crush the enemy in overwhelming force
>Armor supports infantry infantry support arm air supports armor artillery supports everything
>Have a sordid history with their own Psykers, skirting the edges of what's allowed but never going beyond it.
>Tasked to defend Terra at any cost, they do so, but many people believe they just went too far
>Disgraced after their Primarch tries to seize power, and they're taken off of the privilege of defending Terra
>Now they bolster one of the highest Successor Chapter numbers second to the Void Angels, but all of these Chapters hate one another and are very fragmented
>They also have the most diverse pool of Chapters with no one being the same

>Ultramarines+Death Guard


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Post by Lumey on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:51 am

Legions XVI - XX

Code:

>Legio XIX: Eyes of the Emperor
>Secret Fortune Cookies
>Run a caste system based on gene-seed
>A marine's deeds can make his gene-seed rise or fall in caste
>Guys on top get to run the show for a century
>Good times
>Be pals with the Warmaster
>Infiltrate and undermine worlds rather than having to send in the big guns all the time
>Subtle as fuck
>Other Legions pat themselves on the back for glorious victories over the bodies of their men - idiots.
>Carry on winning
>Set up lots of little temples to train new marines and auxilia
>Holy shit, our Primarch isn't dead!
>He's just weird
>Says he can see the future
>Seems to be right about this
>At least he doesn't want to make big changes
>Still kinda weird and nowhere near as cool as the Warmaster
>Hey, Heresy!  Well... what has the Emperor done for us lately?
>treachery.gif
>Primarch doesn't want to be a heretic.  Dick.
>Fuck, the lower caste goes are going with the Primarch.
>This is gonna end-
>Primarch disbands the Legion.
>Takes his own bodyguards off to hunt down the Traitors.
>vengeanceforever.jpg
>Remainder of the Legion's marines formed into the chamber militant of the Inquisition

Code:

>Legio XX: Iron Rangers
>Sneaky Bastards
>Guerrilla Warfare specialists
>Secretly fond of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
>Tend to be on the antisocial side
>Distance themselves from other Legions even further when their Primarch is discovered
>Subtle Chaos worship
>Big on taking trophies and leaving trademarks
>Fall because disagreement with how Crusade is progressing, wish to follow Chaos leaders
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Crimson Teeth Summary

Post by Lord Captain Kitten on Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:32 am

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>Legion VII: The Crimson Teeth
>Angry Aerial Jump Assault
>Honor system revolving around ritual hunts, cannibalism, and sacrifice
>Self-defeatingly aggressive which leads to exchange program/training under XIII
>Things go well early on, despite significant casualties. Legion even makes friends with some other legions and learns cool stuff
>Primarchs appear and they don't get along
>Legion become Angry Aerial Jump Assault legion with heavy reliance on aerial support and interdiction
>Legion kills tons of xenos, orks, and rebelling worlds
>Known for brutal assault tactics, cannibalism, and aerial bombardments
>Primarch makes relations with other legions strained
>Either isn't understood or doesn't trust other primarchs
>BFF's with muh honor legions that don't mind the cannibalism
>Keep getting shitty assignments
>Not enough recognition for being badass
>Ullanor Happens, Emps goes back to Palace basement for reasons
>Primarch disappointed/feels abandoned
>Council of Terra is made
>legion sees more and more shitty assignments, to the point of obscurity in remembrance
>Primarch and Council of Terra do NOT get along
>Legion becomes more aggressive as they take rituals to new extremes
>Arch Traitor comes to primarch and convinces him to join rebellion because "Bureaucrats are destroying the Imperium"
>Heresy happens, legion goes full jungle-cannibal crazy mode
>Siege of the Imperial Palace
>Legion plays rear guard for renegades as they run to the eye
>Primarch splits legion apart, puts all of its geneseed in one half and takes the other half to take fight to loyalists
>Kills tons of stuff, but is eventually put down by one of his brothers
>survivors head to eye and become foundation for not!black legion
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Post by Lumey on Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:20 pm

Guys, you need to write for people who don't know anything about the AU. That means not dropping in names and not dropping in non-details.
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Post by Rogerius Merrill on Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:20 pm

Lumey wrote:Guys, you need to write for people who don't know anything about the AU.  That means not dropping in names and not dropping in non-details.
edited a bit.
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Post by Lord Captain Kitten on Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:33 pm

Editing of Crimson Teeth Summary is finished.

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