- Apr 1, 2019
How do custodes train? do they just chill in the Imperial palace all day?
They certainly honed their entrances over the millenia.
Missed a few updates myself, Nurgle had me in his loving grasp for a bit, lol. Pretty excited for tomorrow, and definitely getting that 7 inch Marine model!
The Machine God and the Omnissiah aren’t the same thing, in the cult understanding or the eyes of their theological rivals.So you guys know about how the Mechanicus believes the Omnissiah/Machine God is The Emperor
The Man of Iron in the recent Black Fortress game implies that the Emperor and the Omnissiah are two distinct entities
""I have met the Omnissiah. The actual one, not the Earthling corpse. He would find you extremely disappointing. "
agreed, like the Dark Age of Technology is such a fascinating period for me in 40k lore. just the name of it "The Dark Age of Technology" like you would think those are almost oxymoronic in a wayThe Machine God and the Omnissiah aren’t the same thing, in the cult understanding or the eyes of their theological rivals.
The Cult Mechanicus don’t think the Emperor is the Machine God. They have a kind of holy trinity.
The Machine God- as the ultimate expression of knowledge, is a benevolent, benign god that looks favourably on humanity. The founding of this cult pre-dates the Emperor.
The Omnissiah is it’s physical avatar that they were waiting for, and as the Emperor reunited humanity, fragments of the cult recognised the Emperor as that, something that led to the treaty and co-dependence of Mars and Terra. I’ve often thought it’s a bit like a Roman Christian telling a Celtic Pagan ‘your Spring fertility festival is the same day our saviour was born, they must be linked!’ as both point swords at each other’s hearts, it’s all very, very convenient and makes for all manner of other interesting schisms and conflicts.
The Motive Force is essentially physics, power, motion, electricity etc. The physical manifestation of what makes the machine world work.
I was pleased to see them bring the Men of Iron back though. Funny how many great 40k mysteries are down to writers laying seeds of a sentence or two thirty years ago, leaving room for players and writers to expand on later. That’s the appeal of the setting, I think, that you can find a dark corner of the galaxy no one else has touched and expand on it.
Absolutely, it’s why I keep coming back to it. There’s been odd nuggets of lore, art or minis etc that appealed to me enough to have me build and paint whole armies in the past.
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AFAIK sometime after the return of Guilliman she died at the hands of Khârn the Betrayer when defending a hive world from a Chaos invasion, not sure if she's come back since then...
That was in Shroud of Night by Andy Clark, I think.
There's an audioplay with her called Our Martyred Lady. There's a clear faith war building in teh Imperium...
I hope it's that color so we can paint it up and customise it like proper models.
Is that the one Catherine Tate does?
Nah, no one's gonna have a problem with that. A knight is still a Knight after all. There's a difference between painting up for example loyalist marine models as chaos marines than claiming tau models are chaos marines.
I think Chaos are highly unlikely to get Custodes as it goes against their nature, a bit like Grey Knights- both have the Emperor’s geneseed.
Is there any idea when the battle on Tera will conclude? Next year or later?Apologies if this has already been posted, but I thought this interview with Chris Wraight, about how the authors are approaching The Siege of Terra as a kind of mini-series to finish off the Horus Heresy, was really interesting.
He talks about it being a jumping-on point, but also some insight into the primarchs themselves, and while the main plot beats already exist and they hope to do them justice, they hope to explore stuff that hasn’t been looked at in detail before. The nature of the warp, the metaphysical battle as well as the physical one. A good watch with no spoilers for anyone interested in general 40k lore really. Also how they’ve used mortal perspectives alongside marines and demigods, and a note on links between Terra in 30k and how he describes it in his books set in 40k, as a fan of those this was interesting.
90% chance that it'll be the Scouring.