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Bloodthirsty Vampire Thrall





UK

Heads up, Guardsman!

There have been various reports in your sector from several worried Guardsman concerning a number of mysterious events in your current campaign. We’ve had countless letters from Guardsmen* about encampments of the Archenemy found abandoned, with all combatants having apparently fled and then been torn apart. While initial reports would lead us to believe that a wild beast, like an Ambull, was responsible for the carnage, Ambulls are not known for their proficiency with headshots, use of improvised explosives, or carving “death to traitors” into solid rockcrete with a knife. Our brave journalistic staff have been sparing no effort to determine the culprit, travelling from as far as the departmental library (an arduous journey that requires not one, but two flights of stairs) and as wide as the departmental kitchen (where they brave scalding liquids and chit-chat with lessers merely to refresh themselves with a warm beverage).

Following our hard work, the Regimental Standard has provided three theories. Please consult your Commissar for which is deemed most officially plausible.

"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
Inquisitor Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos

"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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It's a thing for Dark Angels. Pretty sure about that.
   
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Doesn’t fit their MO though....

Cypher perhaps.

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They keep mentioning Ambulls...

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Redacted by Catachan High Command. It's totally Marbo.

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Ambulls are not known for their proficiency with headshots, use of improvised explosives, or carving “death to traitors” into solid rockcrete with a knife.


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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Doesn’t fit their MO though....

Cypher perhaps.

Headshots? Ominous messages and corpses strung up? That fits the Dark Angels' MO fairly well when it comes to dealing with traitors...
   
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It s a possibility


Our third, and most likely theory is simple but undoubtable, given several key pieces of evidence. It can be none other than

Redacted by Catachan High Command.



"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
Inquisitor Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos

"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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I was hoping it would be a tease towards a possible codex kroot but I’d say that’s definitely marbo with the improvised explosives and redacted by high command, possibly a data sheet for him in chapter approved?





 
   
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Heads up, Guardsman!

There have been various reports in your sector from several worried Guardsman concerning a number of mysterious events in your current campaign. We’ve had countless letters from Guardsmen* about encampments of the Archenemy found abandoned, with all combatants having apparently fled and then been torn apart. While initial reports would lead us to believe that a wild beast, like an Ambull, was responsible for the carnage, Ambulls are not known for their proficiency with headshots, use of improvised explosives, or carving “death to traitors” into solid rockcrete with a knife. Our brave journalistic staff have been sparing no effort to determine the culprit, travelling from as far as the departmental library (an arduous journey that requires not one, but two flights of stairs) and as wide as the departmental kitchen (where they brave scalding liquids and chit-chat with lessers merely to refresh themselves with a warm beverage).

Following our hard work, the Regimental Standard has provided three theories. Please consult your Commissar for which is deemed most officially plausible.

1.The Archenemy have betrayed one another!


Tactical cohesion is notoriously poor among the Heretic Astartes, who, addicted to the forbidden thrill of treachery**, frequently turn on each other due to petty internal feuding. A Chaos Space Marine will think nothing of shooting his fellow in the head, even when said fellow is not fleeing or outranks him – truly, these traitors are barbarians!



2. A Contingent of Adeptus Astartes are operating near us in secret!


The sheer scale of the devastation wrought by the mystery combatant’s could only be caused by an enhanced human. It is likely that, if our former theory is not true, a group of the Adeptus Astartes are operating in your area, and have simply deemed it unimportant to inform us of their presence. Quite right, too! We would recommend consulting uplifting pamphlet 6698//c: Correct Forms of Polite Address In the Presence of Imperial Heroes, Volume 6: Codex Compliant Space Marine Chapters in order not to offend any Reivers you may run across.

3. [Redacted]


Our third, and most likely theory is simple but undoubtable, given several key pieces of evidence. It can be none other than



There you have it, Guardsman! The mystery is conclusively solved. Worry not; those responsible for such journalistic endeavours have been appropriately awarded with the Copper Aquila for Conspicuous Gallantry (Second Class) and have taken such efforts in their stride. It now falls to you to embody such valour on the battlefield.

++ Thought for the Day: ‘Reason begets doubt, doubt begets heresy.’ ++


* While we admire your piety and attention to detail, we would advise you remind your commanders of just how distracting such a deluge of written content can be to the brave writers of the Regimental Standard and the Departmento Munitorum’s profound distaste for those who waste its operative’s time, so that they may make more discerning choices about what information they pass on from their men to their betters.
** Please note that while treachery may produce a brief, chemical reaction that feels “thrilling”, such a thrill is akin to that of leaping off a cliff, or forgetting to bow in the presence of a Commissar, and will certainly result in similar effects – or worse.

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It wouldn't make any sense for it to refer to Dark Angels. That would just fall under the second theory, wouldn't it?
   
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Could just be normal catachans. Don't see anything specific to Sly besides some boundless optimism

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It does sound like something Reivers would do.

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It's Marbo, no doubt at all.

 
   
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Get your satchel charges ready
   
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‘Proficiency with headshots” (Marbo has a sniper pistol), ‘use of improvised explosives’ (he had explosive charges), ‘carving ‘Death to traitors’ into solid rocrete with a knife’ (He had that big ass knife). With the reference to Catachan high command it seems pretty clear cut that it’s about Marbo.
   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Doesn’t fit their MO though....

Cypher perhaps.

then why would the 3rd line be censored by Catachan?

Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed this OP, I'm really hoping he has rules in chapter approved

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So, I talked to my local GW manager about this. He said they got an email stating a rerelease of Marbo in resin (with PDF rules), with its preorder being December 9.
   
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Guys, you’re all wrong. Totally wrong. Wronged than wrong, even. It’s not Marbo, it’s Morbo.
You know, the news-alien from Futurama?
This is just the lead-in for a Xenocide summer campaign next year, where a new race of big headed green aliens appears from nowhere with advanced technology and over-developed snark glands. And just what is their relationship to the Orks?

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 Mr_Rose wrote:
Guys, you’re all wrong. Totally wrong. Wronged than wrong, even. It’s not Marbo, it’s Morbo.
You know, the news-alien from Futurama?
This is just the lead-in for a Xenocide summer campaign next year, where a new race of big headed green aliens appears from nowhere with advanced technology and over-developed snark glands. And just what is their relationship to the Orks?


This pleases Morbo, Morbo will only kill a few humans now.
   
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Too bad...I was hoping it would be a loyalist Primarch, namely Russ, returning with his legion from the Warp to bring the fight to the traitors. That would have jived with the "torn apart by animals" vibe.

However, I agree that the "censored by Catachan command" line is a likely hint in the direction of Marbo.

That said, I'm still waiting for another loyalist Primarch to emerge--Russ, Corax, Vulcan, or for The Lion to wake up.

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Regarding the "Death to traitors"-thing... Wasn't there a piece of fluff regarding Marbo in the 5th edition guard codex that whenever he was not in battle, he would be just like in a trance and carve stuff in a piece of wood until he was sent of again or something like that? I don't have that Dex with me right now, but I could have sworn that there was something like that...

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...Did he run away in the end?

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Please forgive my ignorance of mon-keigh matters, but shouldn't this guy be dead by now? The 8th ed time skip wasn't that long by Eldar standards, but for non-marine mon-keigh it was.

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 Cream Tea wrote:
Please forgive my ignorance of mon-keigh matters, but shouldn't this guy be dead by now? The 8th ed time skip wasn't that long by Eldar standards, but for non-marine mon-keigh it was.

Yeah... Most special characters who aren't eldar, marine, or daemon should be dead.

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Cream Tea wrote:Please forgive my ignorance of mon-keigh matters, but shouldn't this guy be dead by now? The 8th ed time skip wasn't that long by Eldar standards, but for non-marine mon-keigh it was.


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 Cream Tea wrote:
Please forgive my ignorance of mon-keigh matters, but shouldn't this guy be dead by now? The 8th ed time skip wasn't that long by Eldar standards, but for non-marine mon-keigh it was.

Yeah... Most special characters who aren't eldar, marine, or daemon should be dead.





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I guess he could be just really, really old...


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 Cream Tea wrote:
Please forgive my ignorance of mon-keigh matters, but shouldn't this guy be dead by now? The 8th ed time skip wasn't that long by Eldar standards, but for non-marine mon-keigh it was.

Not necessarily, rejuvenation drugs are a thing and cause a human to live a few hundred years. A master of stealth like Marbo probably has the ability to either sneak in and grab this kind of thing or just receive it outright due to his incredible career. Doesn't he hold the record for being awarded the highest military award in the Imperium or something like that?

As for his origins, he's supposedly from the Catachan XII originally, the sole survivor of 10 brothers according to my 5th ed codex in front of me. However two weeks later he returns to the lines with the head of the ork warboss, a single bullet hole between its eyes.The codex repeatedly mentions that Marbo is probably no longer sane, his haunting eyes and silent demeanor unnerving even the most hardened of soldiers. It goes on to state him ambushing and destroying entire armored columns with well laid traps, taking entire command posts, assassinating entire enemy command structures, and even hunting Lichtors. The descriptions of the bodies in the Regimental standard article are absolutely well within his M.O.

In the 3rd edition (at least I think it's 3rd edition) Catachan codex that I also have, we have this lovely little line

The colonel stepped up to Trooper Marbo. Marbo's eyes were empty again, like they always were when he wasn't stalking through the jungle or carving his name in some enemy's internal organs. Inwardly the Colonel sighed - there was something wrong with this boy: blood and death had warped him to the point where he could only be normal with a blade in his hand.

Once again the Colonel pronounced the well rehearsed words. "For valour in battle and service to the Emperor of unbounded courage you are hereby awarded the Star of Terra, bear it with pride that you may inspire others to worthy endeavour in the service of Man." The colonel completed the dedication in a single breath before pinning the medal to Marbo's chest.

This one was for wiping out a whole squad of aliens, killing their commander, and capturing their command post single-handed. He leaned closer to Marbo and asked "You want me to look after it for you son? Like the rest?"

Marbo nodded solemnly.

"Alright son, you can go." The words had barely left the Colonel's lips before Sly Marbo had plunged back into the jungle as smoothly as a fish slipping into a stream.


So yeah, option 3 is absolutely the most likely, as the article itself states. Marbo has had a rough life and this kind of grisly aftermath is par for the course for him. I know anyone who used him in 5th can confirm that, Marbo may have been a bit unpredictable but he was a well loved model in almost every guard player's collection and the codex has been worse off ever since his absence.

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It could be cool if he comes back in Resin like Slambo did. The new finecast models are much better than the first ones.

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Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

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