Cult of the Dragon(Possible spoilers)
OK, so Graham McNeill says that he originally wrote the Dragon of Mars to be a C'tan; a full C'tan and not a shard, but that's not the point. The point is that I've now seen two techpriests in the Cult of the Dragon, one in Deliverance Lost and the other in The Primarchs, and I'm very confused as to their intentions. I can't tell if BL is trying to set up a new sub-plot or if they're trying to retcon the original idea of the Dragon very slowly. Or both.
Another interesting thing to note, is that in Deliverence Lost, the Dragon cultist speaks about the cult in a way that makes it seem like it is very much alive. Then, in The Primarchs, a different techpriest says the cult is now defunct but that he was part of it at some point. Obviously there can't be that much of a gap in time between the two novels for the cult to have been destroyed, and also obviously they wouldn't have brought it up again if it didn't mean something.
The problem I'm having is this: What exactly is the Cult of the Dragon? Is it based on the Dragon of Mars? Is it something entirely unrelated that just also happened to have the word dragon in it and be Mechanicus related?(derp)
If it is based on the C'tan Dragon of Mars, why are these guys so fond of Warp tech? The first guy who corrupted the gene-serum whatever stuff that Corax had may have been faking allegiance to Horus when in fact he was just trying to screw both parties for the benefit of the Dragon(who at this point I am assuming is still a C'tan). But that would imply it's communicating with them somehow and that it knows of the heresy and that it's trying to have influence in it somehow and and and and.....(*Minor brain hemorrhage*) Still though, if the Dragon is a C'tan, why would these guys be using Warp tech in the first place? Seems odd. I could accept the fact that the former cultist became enamored with the Warp sphere device thing in Primarchs and renounced the cult in favor of worshiping this thing, so at least that part makes some sense. Chaos corrupts all, etc.
Now for the other side: What if the Dragon is no longer a C'tan but just another daemon? The fact that the two cultists so far have been using Warp tech and didn't seem to care much about it either way seems to help this fact. The first cultist, in fact, seemed to aid Omegon in messing with the Raven Guard using "daemon's blood". Again, the second guy could have just "fallen in love" with the sphere thing, but we don't know where that's going yet.
Of course, what also backs this up is that Mechanicum makes things VERY vague as to whether the Dragon is a C'tan or a daemon, possibly on purpose or accidentally vague(Cause GW/BL vagueness is usually accidental, right?) This combined with the fact that there is zero mention of Mars or anything related to it in the new Necron Codex(Whereas the previous codex has several references to Mars) starts leading me to believe that the Dragon may no longer be a C'tan. Sadly.
What do you guys think?
tl;dr What do you think the Cult of the Dragon is?
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