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Wendigo Bob



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PostSubject: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:31 pm


The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector

This chapter, of Iron Hand seed & 3rd founding, is centered on the eleventh moon of Skaros, Iyalisos. Founded for the purpose of guarding the Calisota sector, they have shown little inclination of leaving the sector, and have led all campaigns there first. They were founded at the special request of the Iron Hands and the Mechanicus because of the important presence of Archeo and Xeno-tech, as well as strange tech-related phenomena within the sector. They recruit almost exclusively from the moons of Skaros Aeros and from the sector’s many forge-worlds. Their symbol is a golden halo intertwined with an argent cog.

Their current organization is inspired by the iron hands, with several 100+ man Clan-companies each led by a Choir Master, a strange fusion of techmarine, chaplain and chronicler. The chapter is led by a Precentor, who leads all choir-masters in song. The rest of the chapter is led by their techmarines, known as Choir Leaders. Their main fortress is located in the Skaros system, though each Clan-company maintains another fortress elsewhere in the sector.

The organization holds an unusual reverence for the machine god, seeing the Omnissiah (and themselves) as his “children”. They speak of the “Choir mechanic”, a strange harmony that appears when machines are used for a common purpose in the Calisota sector, a phenomenon not seen anywhere else in the Imperium. Much like their iron hands progenitors, they have great belief in the weakness of the flesh and tend to undergo extensive cybernetic reconstruction.

They have several unique mutations that apparently only appear on humans raised in the Calisota sector. Their black carapace has several additional extrusions that behave as MIUs, allowing them to interface more naturally with machines. When they age, their bodies (regardless of implants and bionics) slowly accumulate minerals, eventually making their skin hard and metallic after several centuries. This presents as a metallic sheen of gold, bronze, silver or iron. They also lack librarians, though no-one knows why.

Their “Chapter Master”, known as a Precentor, Uokar, has led the chapter for a mere few decades, since the last Chapter master died slaying the greater Everstompa Warboss. Each of the Chanters joins in battle with the master to form the symphony. It is a unique extension that they keep a large amount of servitor auxiliaries.

Oddly enough, Techmarines are frequently less cyberneticised than their companions of similar seniority. This is in part due to their leadership role within the chapter, forcing them to be more aware of the "Machine of Flesh" and the "Machine of Mind" than their brothers.

Their most heavily cybernetic members can eventually rise to being so-called Mithral Giants, with most of their limbs & body replaced by bionics, encased in chromed terminator armor and armed to go alone against thousands of foes. Some rumors claim that these giants are more similar to dreadnoughts & the legendary Thallax, little more than a nervous system & organs entirely encased in a machine.

They are unusually close to the Adeptus Mechanicus. While the chapter has managed to maintain a militant public image, the primary focus of the chapter is closely tied to the forge-world of Skaros: the seeking of archeotech. The chapter is obsessed with it, going to extreme lengths to track down a single piece of dark age technology in nearby regions, with several companies having been lost over the millennia for just such reasons. The dark age is of particular interest to them, and much of their equipment is based on dark-age findings.

them, and much of their equipment is based on dark-age findings.
Battle cry: Radiate Forth With the Light of the Omnissiah!
Destroy the dissonant!
Various terms and their uses:
Precentor: Chapter Master, leader of the choir
Choir master: Captain
Choir Leader: Techmarine
Chorist: standard tactical marine
Soloist: Assault Marine/astartes specialisazing in single combat
Crescendo: Heavy weapon marines, devastator-equivalent
Treble choir: Scout company equivalent, novice space marines
Requiem: Elite terminator squads; rather than forming a single company, there are several squads of terminators per company.


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PostSubject: Re: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:50 pm

Chapter Details
Chapter foundation reason : standing force (guardians of the Calisota Sector)
Chapter foundation time : 32nd millennium (third founding)
Progenitor: Iron Hands
Gene-seed purity: Pure
Demeanor: scions of Mars
Flaw: Chapters Cult (Cult Mechanicus) (Chapter Master is Forge Master)
Characteristic Modifiers (+5 tough, +5 int)

History:
Figures of Legend: Master of the forge
Deeds: Destroyed alien race

World:
Home world: Death World (Skaros Ialysos)
Predominant terrain: Volcanic
Rule: Distant

Chapter details:
Organization: Unique
Combat Doctrine: Shock and awe
Specialty restrictions: Librarian (none)
Special equipment: Rare Weaponry
Chapter’s beliefs: Steel Over Flesh
Strength: Over Strength
Allies: Adeptus Mechanicus
Enemies: Dark Mechanicus, Daemon (corruptor of machines)
Heraldry & Livery: golden halo intertwined with an argent cog
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PostSubject: Re: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:52 pm

(Been working with Sylphilis for final balance, approved for now)

Table: Argent Ultima Chapter Advances

             |Cost |Type  |Prerequisite
Forbidden lore(Archeotech)      |300  |Skill   |
Forbidden lore(Archeotech) +10|400  |Skill   | Forbidden lore(Archeotech)
Forbidden lore(Archeotech) +20|500  |Skill   | Forbidden lore(Archeotech) +10
Tech-Use                                 |300  |Skill   |
Tech-Use +10                          |400  |Skill   | Tech-Use
Tech-Use +20                          |500  |Skill   |Tech-Use +10
Autosanguine                           |200  |Talent|
Talented(Tech-Use)                  |500  |Talent| Tech-Use +20
Total Recall                              |200  |Talent| Int 30
Peer (adeptus mechanicus)       |300  |Talent| Int 30
Good reputation (admech)        |300  |Talent| Int 50
Archeotechnologist                   |750  |Talent |Forbid(Archeotech) +20, Tech-Use +20
The flesh is weak 1                   |500  |Talent |Mechanicus Implant
The flesh is weak 2                   |500  |Talent |The flesh is weak 1, Mechanicus Implant
The flesh is weak 3                   |500  |Talent |The flesh is weak 2, Mechanicus Implant



New talent:
Archeotechnologist: The Argent Ultima chapter has considerable experience with archeotechnology thanks to the last 9 millenia in the Skaros system. A marine with this talent does not have any negatives when they repair archeotechnological weapons, armor and vehicles.
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PostSubject: Re: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:49 pm

Looks cool, but one thing I would suggest regarding the heraldry is that perhaps the use of both Or and Cendrée over argent isn't the very best colors according to the rule of tincture. Its kind of hard to see and in particular so from a distance.

One idea is to change the cog in Cendrée to a cog in Argent and make the background dark grey or even black. That would make the symbols stand out in much better contrast to what you've got right now.
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PostSubject: Re: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:28 pm

I'll think about it. You are WAY more knowledgeable about heraldry than I am, I was just trying to create something that looked cool to me.

I would tend to keep the background argent, to really push the notion of them being fully chrome.
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PostSubject: Re: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:36 am

Well, a pleasent look of it would of course be the ultimate objective. So if you want to run with it, do it.
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PostSubject: Re: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:42 pm



Here's an example of heraldry with the background
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PostSubject: Re: [Space Marine Chapter] The Argent Ultima, guardians of the Calisota sector   Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:59 am

I like the detail you gave them. I could picture them and their worlds in my mind very easily. I also like the choir/singing/vocal schtick you've given their structure.

You mention that they are uniquely mutated. Is that the skin hardening? If so, should they have a pure geneseed? Being from the third founding and mutated, they would be exceptionally lucky to have that. But more to the in-game function, it is always fun to play characters that are kind of fucked up in my experience. Secondly, due to both of those factors and their veneration of the Machine God over the Emperor, you should explore their relationship to the Inquisition. I think they would be the perfect chapter to have an enemy of the Inquisition.

Last, I haven't looked at the specs of the Iron Hands yet, but what makes these guys different - not so much fluff wise, but XP advancement wise? What is their primarch's curse? What are their solo and squad mode abilities?

They need some more of that detail to feel more unique.
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