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Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-25-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,158
Posted By Karthak
I agree with the others who have raised this...

I agree with the others who have raised this point; this really should have come out before Vengeful Spirit.

Also, this lays the seeds for a blood-feud between the Death Guard and the Thousand...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-25-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,805
Posted By Karthak
I haven't got that one. Spoilers, pretty please?...

I haven't got that one. Spoilers, pretty please? :)
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-25-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 24,145
Posted By Karthak
Yes, if only so we could see Abaddon's reaction...

Yes, if only so we could see Abaddon's reaction when he finds out that a Primarch stands with the Imperium once more. :D
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-23-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,756
Posted By Karthak
Hasn't the lore for the First War for Armageddon...

Hasn't the lore for the First War for Armageddon basically always included the part about the Wolves being furious at how the survivors were treated?
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-18-14, 12:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,756
Posted By Karthak
Behold: Lord Joros of the Eighth Brotherhood...

Behold:

Lord Joros of the Eighth Brotherhood had ruled with a cautiously ambitious hand for seventy years. He was respected by those of us in his brotherhood, though scarcely loved; a warrior...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-21-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,088
Posted By Karthak
Now I really wonder what would have happened if...

Now I really wonder what would have happened if Sejanus had lived.
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-03-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By Karthak
I'd chalk the "near-light speed" thing up to...

I'd chalk the "near-light speed" thing up to http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale

Without FTL plenty of the pre-Damocles Crusade fluff in the Tau lore makes...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-05-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,694
Posted By Karthak
We've gotten the numbers of 8 of the traitor...

We've gotten the numbers of 8 of the traitor legions, and only 4 of the loyalist ones, and the remaining loyalist legions include, among others, the Ultramarines who were the largest legion period.
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-05-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,221
Posted By Karthak
To be fair, some Eldar did fight in the Heresy....

To be fair, some Eldar did fight in the Heresy. Like the ones in Butcher's Nails, who tried to kill Angron.
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-05-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,694
Posted By Karthak
The Forge World book Extermination states that at...

The Forge World book Extermination states that at the time of the Dropsite Massacre the Raven Guard were the smallest Legion, with 80.000 marines. The early Horus Heresy novels give much smaller...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-24-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 27,841
Posted By Karthak
Jesus H. Christ. When I first saw the title I...

Jesus H. Christ. When I first saw the title I thought that this was confirmed, and not just inane speculation. Not sure what to say that wouldn't get me banned.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-19-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,097
Posted By Karthak
Just read an excerpt, and it seems that this...

Just read an excerpt, and it seems that this story details the original Tau attack on Agrellan.

Man, I hope this doesn't mean they somehow retcon the Tau into losing this war. That's what some...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-07-14, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,705
Posted By Karthak
Makes one wonder how things would have turned out...

Makes one wonder how things would have turned out if Sejanus hadn't gotten splattered off-screen before the series even started.

...Wait a minute. What if, in the beginning of Horus Rising, it had...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-21-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,763
Posted By Karthak
The ambush part in Butcher's Nails really made me...

The ambush part in Butcher's Nails really made me facepalm. If the Eldar had waited just a little longer, the Word Bearers and World Eaters would probably have fought (Angron was just about to give...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-21-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,033
Posted By Karthak
From Scars it seems that it was actually Malcador...

From Scars it seems that it was actually Malcador who first sent Russ to Prospero:

Malcador chuckled dryly. ‘I never asked you how it felt, Constantin, to see Prospero burn. Did even your callous...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-15-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By Karthak
The vast majority? Not really, according to...

The vast majority? Not really, according to Prince of Crows:

As the captains walked through the dark corridors of Var Jahan’s warship, Sevatar spoke softly.
‘There’s something I’ve just realised...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-15-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By Karthak
Indeed. The Word Bearers culled their Legion over...

Indeed. The Word Bearers culled their Legion over a period of fifty years.
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-13-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,616
Posted By Karthak
"Checks currency converter". He risked destroying...

"Checks currency converter". He risked destroying an item worth more than 120 euros because his opponent fielded female space marines? Now that's some expensive misogyny.
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-18-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By Karthak
Ethereals exterminating all psykers? I sincerely...

Ethereals exterminating all psykers? I sincerely doubt that. The Nicassar have been part of the empire for a long time, and isn't the entire species psychic?
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-12-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,163
Posted By Karthak
Regarding the Wolves as executioners thing, ADB...

Regarding the Wolves as executioners thing, ADB has stated that they did not, repeat, did not kill the two lost legions:...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-08-14, 12:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,163
Posted By Karthak
We have an example of what the Ultramarines would...

We have an example of what the Ultramarines would have thought of running theoreticals against other Marines pre-heresy. From Know no Fear:

‘Sergeant Thiel. Do you happen to know why he was under...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-05-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,163
Posted By Karthak
Not selfishness. Pretty much the opposite. ...

Not selfishness. Pretty much the opposite.

Russ sees that his brother is degenerating, and is pulling his legion down with him, so he stages an intervention. From Betrayer:

Angron chased as the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-05-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,029
Posted By Karthak
The Orks are the pinnacle of creation. For them,...

The Orks are the pinnacle of creation. For them, the great struggle is won. They have evolved a society which knows no stress or angst. Who are we to judge them? We Eldar who have failed, or the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-05-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,933
Posted By Karthak
I just ignore that stuff as rulebook/codex...

I just ignore that stuff as rulebook/codex hyperbole. The Red Corsairs going from a few hundred Astral Claws survivors to a force to rival the First Legions in less than a century? Bwahaha. In Blood...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-05-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Karthak
ADB's mentioned that he mailed Spurrier and asked...

ADB's mentioned that he mailed Spurrier and asked if he could use Sahaal. Spurrier never replied.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-29-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Karthak
My guess is that the author plain forgot that...

My guess is that the author plain forgot that space marines have two progenoid glands.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-29-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By Karthak
It's even worse than that. Angron valued freedom,...

It's even worse than that. Angron valued freedom, but as a daemon he has none. He is just a pawn of Khorne.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-23-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,033
Posted By Karthak
I've scrolled through Mr. Dembski-Bowden's posts...

I've scrolled through Mr. Dembski-Bowden's posts over at Bolter & Chainsword, and he's written in several threads that as far as the Heresy writers are concerned, Horus tricked Russ into burning...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-23-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,033
Posted By Karthak
Huh. I thought Magnus knew Horus had "adjusted"...

Huh. I thought Magnus knew Horus had "adjusted" Russ' orders. Ahriman found out when he mind-zapped that Rune Priest. Can't imagine he wouldn't have told Magnus.

"As Ahriman opened Wyrdmake to all...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-18-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,387
Posted By Karthak
This is exactly what bugged me about that mess.

This is exactly what bugged me about that mess.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-07-13, 12:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,611
Posted By Karthak
Well, to quote a Night Lords Commander on the...

Well, to quote a Night Lords Commander on the subject of the Lion: "I surrendered most of a company in forcing the Lord of the First Legion back."

And that was just a delaying action. On Isstvan...
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-29-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,957
Posted By Karthak
I thought that his plan was to prepare humanity...

I thought that his plan was to prepare humanity for its destiny as a fully psychic species. Human evolution is inexorably speeding them towards a future where if the species survives, almost all...
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-29-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Karthak
I'm sorry, but my nitpick-mode just hijacked my...

I'm sorry, but my nitpick-mode just hijacked my typing fingers. The milky way has a diameter of approximately 100.000 to 120.000 light years, and the andromeda galaxy is 2.5 million light years away....
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-26-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,981
Posted By Karthak
Hundreds of millions of star systems? Let's not...

Hundreds of millions of star systems? Let's not get carried away here. Hasn't the Imperium always consisted of "only" one million worlds?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-23-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By Karthak
...Our lad Ragnar didn't follow the established...

...Our lad Ragnar didn't follow the established path either. He got bumped up to the Wolf Guard straight from the Blood Claws.
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-23-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By Karthak
Good explanations all around, but I suspect that...

Good explanations all around, but I suspect that the true reason is that back in the day the writers thought two-dimensionally and simply didn't think to address the "let's just slag them from orbit"...
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-23-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,981
Posted By Karthak
Indeed. There were plenty of Expeditionary Fleets...

Indeed. There were plenty of Expeditionary Fleets with no Astartes presence at all.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-23-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Karthak
The thing I'm wondering about is if there was any...

The thing I'm wondering about is if there was any subsequent internal feuding within the Inquisition? I mean, surely there are at least some Inquisitors who'd regard the attempted murder of an entire...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-23-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By Karthak
I've been a Space Wolf fan ever since the first...

I've been a Space Wolf fan ever since the first Ragnar book came out back when I was a wee lad, and I haven't noticed Wraight taking any outrageous liberties with Vlka Fenryka lore.
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-17-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,241
Posted By Karthak
I agree with this so damn much. That is why...

I agree with this so damn much.

That is why the Tau are my favorite faction. Screw this "everything just gets worse and worse" stuff. Without hope of a better tomorrow, what's even the point?
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-13-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,090
Posted By Karthak
Something I would pay hard cash to see would a...

Something I would pay hard cash to see would a returned loyalist Primarch explaining to the Sisters of Battle in detail how the very existence of the Sororitas is an insult to the Emperor and...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-26-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Karthak
None of the three Word Bearer kingships took part...

None of the three Word Bearer kingships took part in the battle of Calth. One died at Macragge, and the other two are still operational as of Betrayer.
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-07-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,225
Posted By Karthak
A lot of it probably depends on how much power...

A lot of it probably depends on how much power the Gods are pumping through him at the moment. It also depends on how you fight him. He's a monster in close combat, but that obscenely powerful daemon...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-07-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,147
Posted By Karthak
Indeed, I'd say it's a case of not syncing....

Indeed, I'd say it's a case of not syncing. Here's the text from Blood and Fire:

"The Lions nodded. I wondered how true that was, across the galaxy. The Emperor was immortal and mighty beyond...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-07-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,147
Posted By Karthak
Black Templars worshipping the Emperor as a god?...

Black Templars worshipping the Emperor as a god? In the recent novella Blood and Fire, didn't Reclusiarch Grimaldus explicitly state that the Templars didn't see the Emperor as a god?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-06-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,639
Posted By Karthak
He gets shot by a guy dual-wielding two...

He gets shot by a guy dual-wielding two shuriken-pistols from and Eldar Lord's private arsenal that can spit out thousands of razor-rounds in less than four seconds.

Plus he was pretty much...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-06-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,617
Posted By Karthak
What I'm wondering is how many more decades it...

What I'm wondering is how many more decades it would take for our world to be a respectable foe to an Imperial Expeditionary Fleet. Sure, from orbit we're fucked anyway, but I'd say we're advancing...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-09-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,419
Posted By Karthak
Well, isn't that because modern Astartes are...

Well, isn't that because modern Astartes are brainwashed in a way that the Great Crusade - Era Legions weren't?
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-24-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,878
Posted By Karthak
But how can that be, since the first Space Wolves...

But how can that be, since the first Space Wolves were Terrans, same as with all the other Legions?
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-24-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,350
Posted By Karthak
Aren't the Cadians in general, and Kasrkin in...

Aren't the Cadians in general, and Kasrkin in particular, supposed to be the hardest of the hard in the entire Imperium?
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