Curse of the Alabaster, XX

Kingdom of Fear

  The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture. – Sigismund Freud, Ancient Terran +++ Remade. Refaced. Reborn. At the darkest hour, we slip in the hive to hunt them. Every night.  We hunt nightmares. Every morning we come back and we dream of […]

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Flashbacks and futures

I had such a great hobby weekend. Managing to paint and build a bunch, and introducing my nearly seven year old son to playing Warhammer 40k. He has been asking for years and now was the perfect time. It was an absolute blast to witness his sheer excitement and joy and I had missed playing […]

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Curse of the Alabaster, XX

Between Rogues

“All power demands sacrifice… and pain” a Librarian of the XXth “It should be noted that although Rogue Traders are shipmasters who travel the vastness of space, their authority to do so comes not from a Merchant Charter, but rather a letter of appointment that elevates them to the authority equalling Space Marine Chapter Masters, Inquisitors and Planetary Governors[1a] Some of the […]

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With the Masked King

Massive, hidden double doors, each a full height section of the bookshelf wall of the library gently recessed with a solid thud that reminded me of an airlock, and then opened slowly and majestically. Believe me, we were freaked out by then, ready to lose our shit, and out of the darkness this lady sort […]

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Tarantus Adeptus Arbites

It had been 56 days since the Alabaster catastrophe.  In the initial days following the incident, planetary officials had hoped that the local Arbites precincts, coupled with the standing Astra Militarum forces, would be able reestablish order in the devastated hive city.  Such was not the case, and the situation continued to spiral into Warp-addled […]

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Alabaster Adjustments

“All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself. ” – Terran proverb This is proving out to be so much fun and evolving organically into strong sub themes. The initial Rogue Trader is the casualty of that adjustment and I’m working on […]

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X The Masked King X

Primus The Masked King knows no fear. His is the kingdom of fear. He has the face and physique of a lion. An Alpha beast cloaked in a veil of alien darkness, artificer armor with chameoline skin that can render him almost invisible. He is regal and terrifying, a Master of Man, an Angel of […]

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The Summon

“The destruction of society in Ancient Terran cultures such as Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent.” – extract from an […]

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