Title: 40k fan fiction
Description: World Eater short stories
Pacific - June 19, 2011 01:57 AM (GMT)
I'm currently running a series of people's short stories on my Pre-Heresy World Eater-focused blog. So if anyone has a short story (either one I've missed from the previous short story competition or otherwise), and it features WE (or War Hounds for that matter) and would like it featured on the site, please let me know!
Leon Carter - June 20, 2011 04:03 PM (GMT)
I have one, dropped as a practice piece in my archives thread
. If you judge it to be adequate to the standards of His Majesty's most holy Inquis... erm, I mean, your blog, I'd be honored to have it featured.
If not, then oh, well, there are more to come. :D
Pacific - June 21, 2011 01:21 PM (GMT)
Great thanks for that! I will take a look and PM you :)
lord_caldera - June 21, 2011 06:35 PM (GMT)
Mine from the first short story competition, "The Gift of the God", was about Kharn. I think it might have been superceded by canon now though.
Pacific - June 22, 2011 01:26 PM (GMT)
Leon, I've posted your story on the blog, thanks a lot for that. Lord_Caldera, I'll take a look at yours and providing it's not a massive departure from the canon (Kharn wearing green undies instead of orange for example) I'm sure it will be ok ;)
Leon Carter - June 23, 2011 04:48 AM (GMT)
Wow, cool! Thanks! Glad to make a worthwhile addition. :)
ShroudFilm - June 28, 2011 10:05 PM (GMT)
AFAIK - 'Gift of the God' is still in line with current canon (and a thoroughly enjoyable read!)
lord_caldera - June 29, 2011 09:11 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Pacific @ Jun 22 2011, 09:26 AM)|
| Kharn wearing green undies instead of orange |
Ha, no it's just an origin story. I didn't know Kharn wore orange underwear though, maybe I should have done more research before writing it!
Thanks Shroud. I thought "After De'Shea" might have changed it but it looks not after rereading it.
Pacific - June 30, 2011 12:17 AM (GMT)
Great, thanks for that lord_caldera. I agree, a thoroughly enjoyable read. I've posted it on my blog so thanks again.Eaters of Worlds
We haven't heard anything at all yet about the recruitment practices of the Legion. I wrote a piece of background some time ago for one of my characters as being from Angron's homeworld, which turned out to be invalid after someone pointed out the Primarch was the only member of the Legion from 'Desh'ea'. He was teleported away before his slave army was massacred, and then later on Angron destroyed the planet.
I think for the Legions to expand in size in the way that they did means that they may well have had multiple recruiting locations. Considering their imagery, of barely controlled savages, I like to imagine them as having something similar to the Space Wolves - of primitive warrior clans, fighting amongst horrific natural conditions, with their best and brightest being carried away by the warrior gods of the sky every generation. For my own background, I've used marine names which give a passing nod to the barbarian Germanic and Eastern European tribes - imagine something like the guys from the start of the 'Gladiator' movie, clad in wolf skins and perhaps taking the heads of their fallen foes as an offering.
But, I realise that it's entirely my own conception - I have heard that Aaron Dembski Bowden is visiting the World Eaters in one of his forthcoming books, so I can't wait to see what kind of ideas he will come up with!
Matthew Roy - July 11, 2011 06:04 AM (GMT)
I have a story submitted in Tales of the Great Crusade Vol. 3, titled "Of Hounds and Angels" that features the World Eaters in a compliance action alongside the Blood Angels. Would be more than happy to contribute it to your blog if it is something that meets the standards you are looking for!
Took a look at the blog - great, great stuff!
Pacific - July 11, 2011 10:56 AM (GMT)
OK cheers for that Matthew Roy, I will take a look at it and providing it doesn't clash with established fluff (featuring Angron playing an accordion to his troops around a camp fire or something) then I will pop it on the blog.
That will be the last one then I think, everyone else I have contacted has either not replied or else not given permission for me to post their story.
Pacific - July 21, 2011 01:17 AM (GMT)
OK that's the end of that feature on my blog, thanks to everyone who let me use their work :)