Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
I've only really been exposed to a few of the characters. The Khorne World Eater berserker was meh. Like "How many cliches can be stick in here?"
And the apothecary and Brant are so wordy!
"'By all that is holy,' Brant swore, 'not one of these blasphemous alien scum shall escape my wrath and the wrath of the Emperor for the wrong they have done our glorious Chapter this day!' He slammed his gauntleted fist down on top of the command-pulpit at which he stood, cracking the carved granite lintel. 'I swear it in the Emperor's name, in the name of our patriarch Rogal Dom and in the most venerated name of Lord Sigismund! Every one of them will die and burn in the fiery hell of our vengeance!'"
That hurts my brain.
And I'm not convinced that Brother Jarold's situation is all that critical. All he did was lose his lower body. His larraman cells should have staunched the bleeding long ago. Plus his Catalepsean Node should have put him in a coma. If not, then the apothecary should have been able to activate it.
Failing that, they probably could have dragged him into a stasis field in order to buy time to prepare whatever necessary operations would be needed. Bionics, probably.
I hate when they make Space Marines so frail.
I'll read more tomorrow.