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PostSubject: The Geonide Crusade   Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:52 am

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PostSubject: Re: The Geonide Crusade   Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Geonide Crusade   Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:31 am

Name : The Geonide Crusade
Dates: Unknown
Marshal:
Chaplain:
Champion:
Forces:
Unknown number of Black Templars

Friendly Forces:
Loyal Geonide PDF
Inquistion

Enemy Forces:
Heretical Chaos Cults
Daemons

Location: Geonide
Segmentum:
Sector:
Sub-Sector:
World Classification: Mechanicus Research World

Overview:Geonide is a planet worthy of note due to the scientific research being conducted within the mile-high laboratory facilities that dot the planet's surface. Brilliant Adeptus Mechanicus minds work feverishly upon such important projects as new propulsion drives for the Imperial Navy and the latest laser technologies. Then there are the classified projects involving artefacts and relics of bygone eras. Whatever the work, all is done with the interest of furthering the cause of the Emperor. However, underlying all this approved research is the possibility that someone might dig into heretical subjects outside the boundaries set by the Imperium.

Open rebellion in Geonide's major cities erupted without warning, taking a heavy toll on the populace and priceless research facilities. Before long, the true cancer behind the unrest was revealed to be a newly formed coven of latent psykers tainted by the lies of Chaos. These rogue scientists had been used as puppets to unleash the unholy energies of ancient warp drives to open a rift in reality.

Within a year, 75% of the population had fallen to the warping influence of Chaos and an army of twisted humanity marched alongside cavorting Daemons and creatures most-foul. After exhausting all methods to reclaim the world, Exterminatus was finally called for and carried out by the Inquisition elements ever-present during the campaign. However, they stayed their hand while brave the Black Templars successfully retrieved invaluable artefacts, research documents, and important Imperial personnel from being swallowed up by the ruinous powers forever.


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Non-Canon Info
This would be where the author and authors could insert theories, ideas, and flesh out sparse information.

Source: Games Workshop Website

Notes: Crusade Veteran
Veteran status was difficult to earn during the course of the Geonide Crusade as it was only given out to a select few within each company. Generally, the ranks were awarded only to warriors who were part of Inquisitor-led raids with the aim of slaying Greater Daemons in a rather up-close and personal manner. A black "X" on a white background located on the left knee pad indicated such individuals.

Blessed Censors
Within Crusader Squads during the Crusade, three to five Initiates were almost guaranteed to have these Blessed Censors swinging from rear of their right shoulder pads. Filling the air with purified incense, these censors were believed to drive off lesser creatures of the Warp and affect the performance of those warp entities caught within the choking fumes.

Bolter Modification: Anointed
The Geonide Crusade put Black Templars in the direct path of Daemons and mutants beyond nightmare. In the face of such unholy opposition, Chapter clerics found it necessary to anoint all weaponry before entering battle. Before the application of such oils and salves were applied, Chaplains required all bolters to be painted gold as well to better reflect the Emperor's Light.

Crusader Seals
Crusader Seals were quite prevalent during the Geonide Crusade. It was rare to find a Templar on the battlefield with less than five affixed to his armor, weaponry, backpacks, or other wargear. In addition to Crusader Seals, Purity Seals were administered by the Inquisition and Chaplains on a near weekly basis in an effort to preserve the sanctity and uphold the resolve of those Astartes involved.


There is a good chunk of fluff of this crusade to assist with fleshing out the activities involved, also gives some good carry on items for other crusades as well.


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PostSubject: Re: The Geonide Crusade   Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:50 pm

Very nice dono!! I like it very much! I have a question though, dono. Are we supposed to add our own fluff to this, and use this n bold red txt as a basis, or just leave as be, and come up with fluff for crusades with no info at all?
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PostSubject: Re: The Geonide Crusade   Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:28 am

BrotherSargeantDaro wrote:
Very nice dono!! I like it very much! I have a question though, dono. Are we supposed to add our own fluff to this, and use this n bold red txt as a basis, or just leave as be, and come up with fluff for crusades with no info at all?

At this point we are concentrating on finding all the known canon information on the known Crusades. The known canon information is in red.

Once we get a bit of a frame work going we will then start discussing the fleshing out of the crusades and what direction to take. If we decide to go down the path of making an epic compendium then we will assign individual Crusades to volunteers who will then work on fluffing the crusades out with fan fiction. However it is essnential that all the Crusades seem cohesive and consistent thus the need for collaboration.

Once that is done, and if we feel inclined, I was leaning towards the option of allowing the volunteers to produce their own Crusades to further flesh out the compendium. Again as long as they dont break canon anywhere and arent rediculous.

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