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Title: Nurthene Warriors
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ShroudFilm - October 19, 2008 01:00 PM (GMT)
I don't have my novels with me at the moment - can anyone find me any fluff about the appearance of the Nurthene?

Lord_Mortirion - October 19, 2008 06:35 PM (GMT)
the who now???

Iron Corsair - October 19, 2008 07:01 PM (GMT)
The Compliance Action on the world of Nurth is not going smoothly. Despite the leadership of the particularly prestigious and accomplished Lord Commander Teng Namatjira and the presence of ancient and elite Imperial Army regiments, the native inhabitants seem to be holding off the Imperial forces with relative ease.

Tired and stung by this turn of events, Adeptus Astartes reinforcement is requested, and granted. Astartes of the Alpha Legion, led by their Primarch, are tasked to the theatre. The Nurthene rebellion is doomed as a result, the majority of their armed forces bottled up in an enormous siege.

It becomes evident that the Alpha Legion do not operate as other Astartes Legions; they make great use of subterfuge, so much so that the Lord Commander was not aware of their presence and contribution to the campaign until they announced themselves. Subterfuge proves to be the order of the day in the Nurthene campaign, as it is discovered that a Xenos-augmented Human spy is loose in the theatre, attempting to orchestrate the complex plans of his masters...plans that included the manipulation of events that resulted in the Alpha Legion arriving on Nurth.

This spy, John Grammaticus, works for an organisation he knows as the Cabal, a group of Xenos species that apparently includes Old Ones. This Cabal is dedicated to the excision of the Primordial Annihilator, Chaos. Aware of the coming Heresy, they believe that the Alpha Legion represent the last chance to save the galaxy from the predations of the Chaos powers. To this end, they confer with the Primarch of the Legion, Alpharius Omegon, and sway him/them to their viewpoint. In order for Chaos to perish, Horus must win the Heresy. In order for that to happen, the Alpha Legion must side with him.

That's the Lexicanum's article on Nurth. Sorry if it doesn't help.

ShroudFilm - October 19, 2008 09:06 PM (GMT)
Found some more on Nurth and the Echvenurth:

The Echvenurth were a Chaos-tainted rebellious human military force encountered during the Great Crusade.

They wore pink silk robes and silvered breastplates engraved with their symbols, entwined reeds and crocodilia. Instead of banners, their formations trailed kites. They possessed forms of armoured fighting vehicles, as well as firearms, but preferred to fight with a pattern of polearm called a Falx. Their most notable weaponform was known by the Imperials as 'air-magick', and appeared as a multi-coloured hailstorm, with each falling pellet having notable explosive and penetrative power. This 'air-magick' was powerful enough to damage even Titans, and made Imperial air-power unusable. It transpired that 'air-magick' was a Chaos-derived weapon.

I have a plan brewing... :ph43r:

Gagoc TheAncient - October 19, 2008 09:38 PM (GMT)
Well including your Fire cult guys, you only Earth and Water Shroud!

Pacific - October 19, 2008 10:26 PM (GMT)
Pink capes and kite flying, surely a recipe for disaster? :D

ShroudFilm - October 20, 2008 08:13 PM (GMT)
Speak to our resident Slaaneshi types... :lol:

kriegersen - December 1, 2008 08:34 PM (GMT)
Is thier a link to your fire cultists?
I realy like the idea especially if you go ahead and do it!

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