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23281515 No.23281515 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

Why exactly would anyone turn to Nurgle?

With Khorne you get to just go crazy and kill stuff.
With Slaanesh you get to amplify every sensation and emotion to ridiculous levels.
With Tzeentch you can be a master plotter and become steeped in arcane lore.
And with Nurgle... you start rotting?

>> No.23281542

With Nurgle, you stop giving a fuck. Every terrible thing that happens to you can never be so bad as knowing the terrible emptiness of the universe. With Nurgle you gain community, reassurance, freedom from pain even in the most terrible of circumstances.

With Nurgle, you gain love.

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>> No.23281566

Because of a lack of pain. Your body stops trying to fight it, and just accepts disease, but lives on anyway.
And you also know that Nurgle loves you just the way you are.

>> No.23281567

Also you have a much better shot at immortality with Nurgle than you do with the other gods.

>> No.23281576

You don't turn to Nurgle.

Papa Nurgle turns his eye on you, and helps you to understand.

That cough you've had since you were a kid, the one that racks your lungs, pains your throat, sets your chest alight? The one that ruined any hope of a social life you had, that burned your family out taking care of you and trying to "fix" you? There's nothing wrong with it. Everyone is born with some form of gift. Some are smart, some are strong, some are fast and clever. You had that cough. It is a gift.

Some ordinary people wail and cry when they begin to hack and sniffle, afraid of what will come when the illness sets in. But you? You've put this on your back from birth. You bore this gift with a strong face.

Nurgle's gift to you is understanding, and resilience. Once you bear the pain, what more can hurt you? Once you are in Papa Nurgle's embrace, your skin may slough, your innards rot, your eyeballs turn to mush, but you will not falter. You are blessed with the rot, and given the opportunity to give others your gift. To help make them stronger, better, more understanding.

Papa Nurgle's gift is the gift that keeps on giving. It's not for everyone. But that's what makes you special. Go out and share the love.

>> No.23281579

Yeah. All his plaguebearers? They were once human souls.

>> No.23281581
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"Emperor please save my family! My children are dying of starvation and plague in the wake of your Cardinals' war. Throne alive! Why have you forsaken me, my Lord? Have I not been a good and loyal servant? Have my family not always spoken your name in reverence before each meal?"

"Please save them. Oh god. Someone. Anyone! Please give them back their lives!"

"I feel you in my mind, Plague Father, will you protect my children from the rot that infests their gut? Will you save them? I shall be forever in your debt, O Nurglitch, your willing servant in this life and the next."

>> No.23281586

>With Khorne you get to just go crazy and kill stuff.
What. The. Fuck.

You have a problem with Nurgle and THAT is your reason for Khorne? I don't think it matters that you don't understand what Nurgle can grant his troops. I don't think you can be reasoned with at all.

>> No.23281626

You start rotting but you feel no pain.
And more importantly, you are sure that there is someone that actually loves you (in a parental sense), that will care for you.
Think of that, you have passed all your life fighting over breadcrumbs, without trusting anyone, in the cold, toxic athmosphere.
Many times you barely escaped death, too many times you had to starve, no one to comfort you, no one to help you.
Just you against the cold, hard world, trying to survive, with no other objective in life other than living another day fully knowing that only more suffering and pain will await you for the rest of your life.

And then you discover the Plaguefather, the only and ONLY one that will ever give a damn about you!

What do you choose? Either that or dying alone and unloved.

>> No.23281629

He's a Tzeentch worshipper obviously, trying to put down his patron's two greatest rivals.

>> No.23281656


>With Khorne you get to just go crazy and kill stuff
With Nurgle that strenght is redundant as you become able to weather lethal blows.

>With Slaanesh you get to amplify every sensation and emotion to ridiculous levels.
You learn to take joy in life instead of excess, you also become jaded to sensations while still retaining your own happiness.

>With Tzeentch you can be a master plotter and become steeped in arcane lore.
With Nurgle you learn that such things are useless, as the end result of anything is entropy and decay.

Lastly... Nurgle loves you. Nurgle loves his every follower and dots over them like they were his children and he gifts them with what he knows brings them joy, and closer to him.

>> No.23281931

Nurgle is love. Nurgle is life.

>> No.23281951

oops. I'm not OP

>> No.23282066

No, I'm not OP!

>> No.23282096


No, I'M not OP!

>> No.23282150

I'm not OP you guys, YOU GUYS

>> No.23282152

No. I'm not OP!

>> No.23282283

NO, -I'M- NOT THE BATMAN! ...I mean...uh..shit.

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Who here is not OP?

>> No.23282382

He's the only one that doesn't outright hate me.
Also he's so ugly makes me feel better about being ugly

>> No.23282403

with khorne you get to yell at people "ONE ON ONE ME FFFFFFFAGGGOTS!" as the other guys while you go around yelling and cleaving people appart to PARTAKE IN GLORIOUS HONORABLE ONE ON ONE COMBAT

>> No.23282417

I'm not OP!

>> No.23282445

I'm not OP, and neither's my wife!

>> No.23282544

1v1 me faggot pistols only hang em high faggot

>> No.23282561

I'm not OP

>> No.23282740

Why would anybody turn to Khorne?

Everything dies eventually. What's the point in killing if all your victims would die either way? Don't fight, 'cause fighting is pointless - just accept pain and death as part of life. Khorne is a fool - don't be like him.
- from Nurgle followers catechism

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With Nurgle you gain immortality because you are already dead. Your body is beyond the composition to live, so your body will never seize to rot, even though you are. Also, Nurgle has some of the strongest, long lasting warriors from all of the Chaos Gods. And Nurgle loves to give his followers little presents right off his slimy, pestilence riddled body, so your are one in the same as Nurgle. He is apart of you, can't you feel the love. Which is why he is called the Grandfather Nurgle. I also heard he is the most forgiving and the most ruthless amongst the gods, and likes to infect Eldar healers with incurable diseases. Similar to what he did to Isha. His warriors are also the symbol of what is the inevitable. Even through time, like Tzeentch, Pleasure like Slaanesh, and War like Khorne, everything eventually starts to rot and decay within time.

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It feels good knowing you have a God watching over you that actually cares and loves you...

>> No.23282961

Pretty much this.

>> No.23283015

With Nurgle you gain a form of immortality and limited invulnerability.

>> No.23283076
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To Nurgle every death is a boon, be it his follower or not. To Nurgle your cries for relief and even your curses to his name are like the laughter of loving children.
The ONLY ones who gain this cherished immortality are the ones who prove themselves as more valuable spreading the contagion while alive. The Zealot who burns down a treatment center. The Fanatic who hunts down and kills those of the orders hospitler. Those are the ones who shine in the eyes of Nurgle and become fueled by disease, but all of you who have this slanted veiw that Nurgle is a free ticket to eternal life and a body that knows know pain are exactly the kind of chattle that flock to him in times of suffering and die by the very gifts you ask for.

Oh, and almost every plague bearer was a person who contracted Nurgle's Rot, one of his greatest diseases.

>> No.23283116


But that's true of all of the dark gods.

None of them will simply impart gifts upon you for following them... Unless you offer your soul, of course.

>> No.23283120

So he's like the buddha of grimdark(tm)?

>> No.23283126

The Emperor can't save your loved one from a calamitous bowel disease..... But Nurgle can...

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With Nurgle you understand that our victory is inevitable...all will turn to rot & ruin eventually...all will die & all will decay become a Just As Planned via the Plague Father

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Nah. That quote is from one of the older books from 3e that are contradicted by newer material. Nurgle protects his followers from pain without separation.

3e was the era of stupid legion codices and "marks of chaos undivided" best left forgotten, this decision too is to be applauded as that 3e fluff did not appear in RT or 2e material.

>> No.23283221

Well, you are right friend, but it's actually Nurgle's endgame. He is the god of Death, he want everyone to die (and possibly to be reborn and die again in a constant state of entropy). Khorne doesn't want death so much as he wants constant war and violence. Slaan doesn't care about death or violence, only pain and pleasure, and of course Tzeench just wants change, through death, pain, and violence are often the mediums through which he works.

>> No.23283263


I always found Tzeentch to be one of the more complicated of the dark powers.

He desires change, through death, pain and violence, and yet the only thing that doesn't change is the nature of tzeentch himself.

... Maybe that's what he ultimately wants, someone or someTHING that can change the changer of ways...

>> No.23283292

Hard to argue with that brother, but I miss the days of 3rd E for chaos. The Legions had form and purpose, to me 4E turned the Legions of Chaos, eternally warring against the Imperium and it's false Emperor who (as they perceive) lead them astray, to something that equated to "lol space pirates". The current edition is much better for me since I can finally field my Great Unclean One alongside my Plague Marines again.
Reguardless, thank you for this peice of information, I've saved it with the rest of my nurgle fluff.

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Rolled 67

No he can't, he just makes you not give a shit anymore.

>> No.23283329

I remember one of the older books actually said that if Tzeench actually achieved his goals he would still struggle and need change, in effect sabotaging himself. As powerful as all the Dark Gods are they are still slaves to the nature which created them...

>> No.23283350

Or maybe dont care that you do give a shit all the time.

I get that when I eat iceburg lettuce.

>> No.23283356


> at the end of the day, all Tzeentch wants is to be free of his existence as a dark god.

>> No.23283367

>He is the god of Death, he want everyone to die (and possibly to be reborn and die again in a constant state of entropy).

Doesn't that mean that he pretty much already won, both in W40K and in the real world? We keep dying and the verifiable universe is in a state of constant entropy, certainly as far as human life is concerned.

Of course you could say the same about Tzeentch (change. change never changes) and possibly those other two dweebs as well.

>> No.23283389


Nice, but I think it humanises the Chaos Gods entirely too much. I don't think they could actually HAVE some specific goal in mind that they are working towards; what they do is simply what they are, and it could not be any other way for them.

>> No.23283411

Zuvassin is probably one of Tzeentch's allies for that reason.

>> No.23283434


> implying the dark gods do not each have their own specific goals in mind.

One thing they all share as a common purpose of course is to expand the tendrils of the warp across the galaxy.

>> No.23283443


Nurgle making his followers immune from pain was also why FNP became a Nurgle ability in 4e (was Khornate in 3.5e).

New daemon codex should make it easier to create joint CSM/Daemon armies, as the current one doesn't fit the 6e ally rules well.

>> No.23283461

Not so much, because for Nurgle to get his perfect endstate (in effect, recreate the universe to model his domain, the Garden of Nurgle) he needs to destroy the Imperium-- mostly kill the Emperor so that he (and the other Dark Gods, for that matter) will have free reign to pour their servants into realspace, destory the Eldar/Tzeench/Necrons who are constantly attempting to stop his artifices.
The only ones who have truely gotten their "winstate" are the orks.
Orks are made for fightin and winnin, and there's is only war in 40k.

>> No.23283474


So, they haven't won, then?

>> No.23283504

I agree whole heartedly, and am really, REALLY hoping that my Great Unclean One remains as awesome as he is now... as much as I resent him having been brought down from 6 wounds to 5 in this edition (he was the first thing in the game to have 6 wounds damn it, now the only things that get that much are tyranids UGH).

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>> No.23283524

I'd say no. Even so long as the Dark Gods have eachother to contend with I don't think any single one of them can claim to have won yet.

>> No.23283526



Tyranids also have a goal, and once upon a time when they had communicators they spoke about it.

>“I am Zoat...You should honour the Masters from beyond the Deep. They shall find a suitable use for you as part of the multi-body that supports the Great Mind—the Mind that shall spread through all the universe.”
Its voice was lulling, hypnotic—so they listened.
“Your… engenderings… will partake in a Great Work,” it announced. “The Masters tell us that the Great Mind senses that there are… savage entities… within the warp which this galaxy floats upon, as glittering scum on a black lake—”
“Tzeentch…” muttered Biff.
Yeri darted a look of utter warning at his brother. With power-glove, Yeri mimicked the scribing of anathema upon bones… “Chaos…” Biff made a hex sign.
Yeri looked on the point of leaping to muzzle Biff, lest Lex’s bones be put in peril.
“Yes, Chaos,” sang the centaur. “Thanks be to the Great Mind that Guides, the Masters are immune to corruption!”
“Your galaxy is crumbling under this corruption,” it hissed. “Our ships shall take your flesh, extract your genes, and forge instruments that will wash your worlds clean of…” It stared at Biff,
eyes glittering, “…of the taint of Tzeentch. And… of other taints,” it added. “Do you fear the torments of this Tzeentch?” Oh, it had picked up on the name Biff murmured.
“And… of the other kindred torments of Chaos?” it asked. “Under the wise guidance of your new tyranid lords all flesh shall finally be remoulded into pure tools, serving the tyranid Overmind, which shall expel and quench all this tarnish utterly. You can never achieve that. For the traits of Chaotic tarnish are written within you. We can unwrite what was written. We shall delve for your daemons and expunge them! This is our message to you: withdraw, relinquish, yield, and serve. Your stars shall be saved by the Masters!”

>> No.23283540

Nurgle isn't about wanting death, he's about accepting death.

You will die, can't change that so enjoy whatever time you are blessed with. Accept this gift, for it will free you from the illusion of hope.
You will know pain and suffering, and through it you appreciate the times without. Accept this gift for it is a blessing that will enrich you.

Nurgle loves all, as a father loves his children. He shares his love, even when his children spurn or rebel against him. His love is always there in his gifts, in his teachings and wisdom he tries to impart. And as any father, he would spare you the pain, if you let him, but he knows better than to spare you the experience. Children must learn somethings on their own, some truths he hard way.

Nurgle brings new life, so that it may know the joy of decaying into death.

>> No.23283569

Huh. That's a good one.

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>“Look upon me and know that I can slay you at will. You have no defense save one: to look into the darkness at the back of your own mind. There, you will find Father Nurgle waiting to offer you life in return for your submission. Deny him, and you are mine.”

>When Mortarion, Primarch of the Death Guard, allied his Legion with the forces of Warmaster Horus against the Emperor of Mankind, he did not know the price that would be paid for his treachery. One among the Death Guard knew full well though; his name was Typhon, and he had been recruited like so many others into Mortarion’s forces on the feral world of Barbarus where the Primarch had grown up. Barbarus was home not only to men but to inhuman overlords that preyed upon them.

>In his early days, Mortarion had overthrown these monstrosities. However, many crossbreeds resulting from their cruel dominion survived. The bloodlines were not easy to follow, and Mortarion had more pressing concerns. Typhon was of such a bloodline. He possessed formidable psychic powers that allowed him to navigate the mist-shrouded world of Barbarus freely. These powers were largely latent at this time and would only develop later with training. When the Death Guard began to recruit on Barbarus, it was Typhon’s warrior skills that marked him out. In modern times, the recruitment process is far more exacting – and should be. Much more is known about preserving the purity of the gene-seed, and a Space Marine Chapter of a thousand men can be more discriminating about potential candidates. In the days of the Great Crusade, the Legions needed recruits with a good right arm and the courage to follow their Primarchs into battle. When it was realized that Typhon was also a Psyker, he was readily welcomed, as each Legion was building up its strength by adding Librarians.

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>So it was that the Death Guard harbored a tainted soul. Even as Mortarion led his legion on the Emperor’s Great Crusade, Typhon communed with the Dark Powers. They already favored him, and with their aid, Typhon rose to the rank of Captain-Epistolary, commander of the battleship Terminus Est and a full company of the Death Guard. When the Death Guard joined Horus, it was Typhon who slew the Death Guard’s Navigators and claimed that they remained loyal to the Emperor. It was Typhon who promised Mortarion that his powers could lead the Death Guard through the Warp to Terra, and it was Typhon who led them to damnation, becalmed in the Warp, adrift and helpless.

>The journey to Terra was the first time that the Traitor Legions had to pay the price for turning on the Emperor. This voyage was a nightmare that would mark them in the most horrific way. Time flows differently in the Warp, and the ordeal that Typhon led them into could have lasted days or centuries. By the end, none of the warriors aboard the Death Guard’s Battle Barge Terminus Est could judge how long their fleet had been becalmed. By the time the full horror emerged, none were able to resist it.

>One by one, the Death Guard were afflicted with a plague so virulent that even their multi-lung and oolitic kidney failed to protect them. They remained conscious but were paralyzed and helpless to do anything other than endure the burning pain that filled their bodies. Only their unquenchable instinct for survival preserved them.

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>That instinct was pushed to its very limit, and then the background hum of the warp shield generators died and was replaced by a distant vibration that grew steadily more intense. Suddenly, the sound turned into the buzz of a million wings as countless black, bulbous, Warp-spawned flies poured through every bulkhead. The Destroyer had arrived, foulest of Nurgle’s plagues. The flies swarmed over the paralyzed Death Guard, fed off their sweat, infected their wounds, and infested every orifice.

>Throughout the vessel, the bodies of the Death Guard twitched uncontrollably, as the plague flies laid their eggs inside them. Flesh and armor swelled as the corruption filled the warriors. Their bodies bloated and distended until they burst, leaving entrails hanging from their wracked bodies and pus-filled lesions all over their skin.

>On the bridge, ship’s master Typhon was the first to stir. Through a miasma of death, he rose to his feet. From deep within him came a rattling, phlegm-laced roar – “More.”

>All over the vessel, the flies left their hosts and flew to him. The tide flowed into him ceaselessly until it was gone. Impossibly, the giant figure still stood – no longer Typhon. Now, he was host to the Destroyer Hive, the favored son of Mortarion. Now, he was Typhus.

>He had received his reward from his true master, Nurgle, Lord of Decay, the God he had served even before the corruption of Mortarion. Even when Typhus was subordinate to Mortarion, only Nurgle was his true master.

>In the Eye of Terror, Mortarion shaped his Daemon World to resemble Barbarus. Typhus was sickened by the sentimentality. His loyalty was to Nurgle, and Nurgle waxed strong when mortals feared death. Taking his ship and his followers, Typhus returned again and again to the mortal realm, and the legend of the traveler, the Herald of Nurgle, was born. The rewards granted him by Nurgle are testament to a score of blighted worlds and countless damned souls.

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Hell yes.
Here's one of my favorites.

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And my favorite.

>> No.23283679

>Orks are made for fightin and winnin, and there's is only war in 40k.
>Da bozy is made for fightin' and winnin'
Fix'd dat for you, boss!

>> No.23283736


I meant that they do not have a focused goal as individuals. Tzeentch does not work towards some particular outcome in his manipulations, even though he probably enjoys spreading non-metaphysical Chaos and that whole expanding warp tendrils thing. He manipulates, tricks and changes because that is what Tzeentch does, not because all his little tricks are leading up to the moment where he escapes his existence as a Chaos god or whatever. I think that sort of motivation is literally unthinkable for such a being.

Same for the other three.

>> No.23283762


But that would mean that the lord of change ultimately changes nothing.

>> No.23283841

>be a total beta in a hive city
>only nurgle loves me


>> No.23283856


True for all Chaos Gods.

>With the ebb and flow of energy within the Warp, the
power of a Chaos God expands and contracts, and his
realm will shift accordingly. For long periods one god
may dominate the others, fed by its own success,
leeching its foes' energy for its own growth. Ultimately,
the other gods will ally against the dominant force and
through combined efforts reduce him in power, until
another of their number rises to prominence. This
pattern is played out again and again through eternity.
No Chaos God can ever truly be victorious, for if all
other Warp Powers were obliterated, the Warp would
become a still, unmoving mass and Chaos would no
longer exist.

>> No.23283905


There is only one of them that can change that.

Tzeentch is the only one with an endgame firmly in sight.

>> No.23283922


> implying that the changer of ways would not seek the destruction of the warp if it meant changing his own nature.

>> No.23283937
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Will GW give these rules to all daemons in the 6e codex?

>> No.23283949

I'm Alphari- uh. . . wrong thread.

>> No.23284030

Probably. Rumour has it that GW are obsessed with giving everything something to hate. It's like they read the advice on the Internet about releasing two armies at a time, marketed as fighting each other, and decided to ignore the marketing side of it and just force it into the rules instead.

Also they're slowly erasing anything that isn't the big four from chaos (look at the CSM daemon prince with his forced mark), so this, while it is sort of a nifty shout out to the past, also fits into that unfortunate narrative.

>> No.23284064

So as I am understanding it Nurgle is the Mr. Rogers of the 40k universe. Seems legit.

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Join the Tau.

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Well I think the Nurgle discussion has come to a fruitful conclusion so it's time for a change of topic.

Let us consider Khorne...

>> No.23284238


What's there to say?

> other than KILL, MAIM, BURN.

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Of all four chaos gods as they are currently portrayed its Khorne who actually gets the bum rap.

Where the other three Powers get a considerable amount of nuance, depth and variety in their characterisation and that of their followers, Khorne just can't seem to be written as anything but a caricaturish, raging, frothing blood-crazed idiot.

He has no depth. He is over-reliant on gimmicks. His followers lack variety or much interesting motivation. He consistently seems incredibly dumb, to the point it becomes implausible for him to maintain his situation as the most powerful chaos god. Worst of all, he isn't particularly scary...

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“Though the gates that stand between the mortal world and the immortal Realm of Chaos are now closed to me, still I would rather die having glimpsed eternity than never to have stirred the cold furrow of mortal life. I embrace death without regret as I embraced life without fear.”

>> No.23284374


Khorne is the most powerful Chaos God because brute force and charging forwards (while shouting really hard) are the mightiest stratagems in 40k warfare.

Look at how successful Space Marines are.

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"So what is to be done with Khorne?" They ask.

All that is required is a little recasting of motivation and a little shifting of perspective.

Consider the other three gods. Their true natures are NOT the same as their most obvious themes and traits.
Nurgle isn't just a god of disease and decay. He is a god of stasis, despair and acceptance with a disease and decay theme.

Slaanesh isn't just a god of sex and pleasure. She is a god of submission to the senses and sensation taken to extremes with a sex and pleasure THEME.

Tzeench isn't just a god of magic and just as planned. He is a god of change, mutation and pure mathematical chaos with a magic and just as planned THEME.

So with Khorne, we have our theme. The shedding of blood and the taking of skulls. Death, violence and bloodlust. That's ok. But under that theme, what is Khorne really the god of?

>> No.23284453


Or in otherwords, it is better to live a day as a lion rather than a lifetime as a sheep.

Khorne is the wolf amongst the dogs.

A warrior does not need the Sorceries of Tzeentch to win the day, nor the Plagues of Nurgle or the Temptations of Slaanesh.

A warrior who worships Khorne needs nothing more than a chain axe and a belly full of fire.

> to a man, nearly every single follower of Khorne is a born warrior.

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Kargos Bloodspitter

>> No.23284478


Fantasy 8e rulebook says he's the god of rage.

>The Chaos Gods are unknowable deities who play with the lives and dreams of men as if they were no more than insignificant toys to be cherished or discarded at a whim. Barbaric and primal, these gods stand in stark contrast to the civilised deities of the south They are made real because they are unwittingly created in the minds of mortals. The four greatest of these are the manifested reflections of mankind's most powerful emotions, loosely summarised as rage, hope, despair and pleasure.

>> No.23284541

It's not that he has no depth, rather than he focuses on the essence of the human instict.
Khorne knows that you are a predator since the very first moment of your life and helps you realize it.
Predators work on a sort of 'meritocratic' scale, hence the stronger rules above the weaker: Khorne is the strongest of all, you better obey and predate on the weakest.

Because plannings, schemings and all that fancy jazz aside it's still a war... and war is about killing.

Also Khorne is the oldest of the chaos gods and is still on his throne: Orks may have 'won' since the universe is in a constant state of war, but it's not like Khorne is displeased at all.

>> No.23284548

It should also be noted that Khorne is the only god whose followers are capable of taming the Orks.

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Here's why Khorne is the most powerful God.

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>Khorne is generally the dominant Chaos god, for he draws on the rawest, most elemental forces of human nature. His armies heave with those ensnared by notions of courage, honour, martial pride and revenge: all such concepts lead ultimately to the base of the Blood God’s throne.

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>> No.23284574

Rolled 81

>Be Beta
>Join T'au
>Be an Alpha Plus, a god amongst men

Do it faggot, show these limpdicks the true might of Terra

>> No.23284582

Khorne is the god of the struggle to survive
Khorne is the god that allows meat to be slaughtered so we may eat
Khorne is the god of those that fights against their destiny.

Khorne is the god of rage and wrath, but he's also the god of ambition and survival.

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To really get to the heart of what Khorne is about, lets look at how the chaos gods are organised. Four gods, paired off into opposed couples. Nurgle/Tzeench, Slaanesh/Khorne

With Nurgle and Tzeench the dichotomy is obvious. With Slaanesh and Khorne it is a little more muddy (It can't be pleasure/pain or anything of that sort because you can derive pleasure from receiving or inflicting pain anyway).

So lets look at the less obvious dichotomy: Passive vs Active.

Nurgle and Slaanesh embody passive concepts. They let things happen to them. Nurglites allow their bodies to be consumed by rot and lapse into a blithe acceptance of anything which happens to them. Slaaneshi's give in to sensation to the point it overwhelms their entire being.

Tzeench is most certainly active, and based on his pairing and proclivities, so is Khorne.

If Khorne is the proactive reflection of Slaanesh then what does that make him?

Well, when you really get down to it, Slaanesh is about submission. Submission to sensation and the will of Slaanesh.

Khorne is the Chaos god of Domination

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>kissless hugless 26-year old virgin
>Slaaneshi cult breaks out
>only I am immune to the lures of She Who Thirsts, Slaanesh clearly revolted by my pure pureness
>Become saint
>Th..thanks you, E-Emperor!

skulls and spikes start pouring from my pockets

>> No.23284633

Nurgle is the oldest god. Khorne was the first to obtain sentience.

>> No.23284694

Someone needs to Khorne up a picture of Freud, or Slaanesh it up, whichever works

>> No.23284723


> domination.

Such should be clear from the mountains of skulls, the lakes of blood, etc.

The Beserkers do of course tread a dangerous path, being so close to losing themselves to the sensation of battle.

The most faithful beserkers are the ones that merely kill in the name of Khorne and in their hearts know that every sweep of their axe adds another skull to his throne.

>> No.23284738

Uh. It went Tzeentch. Nurgle. Khorne. Slaneesh.

Khorne is the most powerful (Most of the time)
Nurgle can become more powerful ass his ebbs and flows as pandemics and plagues do
Tzeentch is fairly stable because he's been around for so long.
Slaneesh is the youngest and weakest of the Gods, but is also the one that is gaining the most ground the fastest.

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Speculating on the nature of Chaos is most likely heretical in the Imperium of Man though.

>> No.23284746

no source says nurgle is older

>> No.23284751

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

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Khorne's more diverse aspects have sadly been pushed away, leaving RAGE BLOOD SKULLS to take up prominence.

Khorne, more than any other god, seeks to promote war and battle. For that is where blood and anger flow most readily. That is why he influences/cultivates cultures that embrace battle.

For every group of mindless marauders that slaughter everything, there is the band of honorable warriors that seek only worthy opponents. For every Sorcery is for the weak, there is an only strength of arm and weapons forged by it are truly strong.

Khorne needs his War God mojo back

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Khorne is the chaos god of rising to the top of the pile and making damn sure nobody can ever tell you what to do.

Khorne is the god of the ascendant hive ganger killing his godfather in front of all his henchmen, with that look that lets everyone know in no uncertain terms that he's in charge now.

Khorne is the god of the general who implements an attack plan so daring and brilliant that the enemy know all hope of their victory has been ground under the treads of their opponent's tanks.

Khorne is the god of the businessman who just gained a majority share in the Manufactorum Complex, completing his system-wide monopoly and making him a shoe-in candidate for sub-sector governor.

So where does the blood and the skulls come in?

The Chaos gods are shaped by the thoughts and beliefs of the trillions of souls in the galaxy.
Since the dawn of time until the 41st millennium, THE absolutely best way to put yourself on top and show those other motherfucker's who's boss is to start wasting fools as violently as possible and don't stop until you get respect (and then keep doing it to make sure everyone still respects you.

Khorne, the blood and skulls THEMED god of domination, ambition and power.

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> 006.M42.
> not living upon one of the worlds within the eye of terror.

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>> No.23284841


Shit, one of the first warhammer fluff novels I read revolved around the main character being captured by a debased and profoundly evil Khornate cult, who were nevertheless headed by a lord whose behaviour could only be called Chivalrous.

This was Warhammer Fantasy, of course.

> Even the Beastmen seemed almost civilized compared to their non-khornate brethren.

>> No.23284844

Most of this is Tzeentch. Tzeentch is the god of control. Khorne is the god of violence. That is all, you don't need to go look for silly dichotomies and pull comparisons out of your ass to realize it.

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So now the melodramatics are done with. Lets try and apply this new/classic Khorne model to explain some of Khorne's other traits.

> Most powerful Chaos God
An easy one to start. He's the most powerful because being the most powerful is his entire reason for existing in the first place. There is also the fact that he is fueled by all the oppression and violence wrought in the 40k galaxy.

> Blood
While blood primarily represents the blood spilled by Khorne's faithful imposing their will on other sacks of organs. There are also symbolic aspects of blood to consider.
"The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb"
This idea also gives him a little distinction from Nurgle and his 'family' by giving Khorne a connection to bonds of loyalty based on hierarchy and contingent on good performance. Khorne hates weaklings and does not into unconditional love.

> Skulls
Again, there could be a little more symbolism read into this than just "hurr me cut many skulls 4 khorne".
The head and the skull has traditionally been a potent symbol of power (as basically every 40k faction well knows), since it houses the spirit and the will of its owner. By collecting skulls, Khorne is literally taking the power of the skull's former owner, in the same way that many societies through earth's history have practiced ritual head-hunting.

> Hates Psykers
A slightly more knotty one. The given explanation of "Khorne hates witches because they're weak and cowardly" doesn't really fly considering that some of the killiest fckers in 40k are psykers.
No, this isn't about weakness, its about worthiness. As far as Khorne is concerned, the power of the warp is his alone to use as he sees fit. The idea of such a lowly creature as a mortal human using warp powers is utterly unacceptable. If you saw an ant sitting in your favourite chair you bet you would squash the shit out of that fucker.

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> tfw fools think that there is anything more important than skulls for the skull throne, blood for the blood god.

Still, Tzeentch plays a good game, for what he does.

>> No.23285058


If tzeench is the god of control then why can none of his followers ever do anything without it biting them in the ass? He's a god of randomness and change that happens to have a 'just as planned' theme. Probably due to the human habit of trying to see patterns in every random coincidence having been imprinted on him in the warp. The end result is an entity who can claim they 'planned' pretty much any random thing that might have happened, and they would be able to say so with confidence because the warp allows that sort of oxymoron to concretely exist.

>> No.23285087


Tzeentch is not so much the God of control as he is the God of subverting that control.

Which is the two tend not to get along.

>> No.23285094

I've always wondered, what do the chaos marines do when they're not fighting? What do the non marines do in the warp? How does time pass in there?

>> No.23285124

Worshipping I suppose, if they're Slaaneshi then try and perfect whatever thing they want to do.
>How does time pass in there?
Magically. Don't try to understand it.

>> No.23285196

It depends on the CSM group. First of all, many of them engage in worship of some kind. Tzeentch ones practice magic and weave plots, Slaanesh engage in debased orgies of excess. Khornites fight each other and others for the sake of it, and Nurglites spread disease and pestilence to their brothers.

Non-Marines are either Daemon who are home there, or humans. They're slaves, sometimes part of species recruited by Chaos Lords like the Q'sai or Xur. Others are thrall wizards, priests, and other positions.

Time passes ireggularly compared to the normal world. sometimes a month can be a week elsewhere, or a decade. It all depends on where you are and the rules of that specific area.

>> No.23285216


A lot of chaos marines retain the martial aspect from their pre-heresy days. In otherwords they behave like Astartes, only rather than "For the emperor." it's more like "For the Dark Gods.".

As for your average maggot/human living in the warp, it pretty much goes however the dark gods want it to go.

If you lived on a slaaneshi world, for example, you'd probably end up a BDSM slave in a gimp suit. If you lived on a tzeentchi world, you'd end up a brainless mutant. If you lived on a nurgle world, you're essentially a shambling husk of plague and death. If you lived on a Khornate world, you're probably a sacrifice.

Of course, you can elevate your status if you somehow manage to appease the dark gods.

With the Khornates, the method of doing so should be painfully obvious.

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Mat Ward wrote both of the new daemon books.

>> No.23285274

but if time passes differently in the warp, how does any form of co-ordinated effort start?

Is that why the black crusades always fail? Communication problems?

>> No.23285306


More like plot armour on behalf of the imperium.

>> No.23285336

> if you lived on a contested world, you're dead meat.

>> No.23285342

>what did he say?
>I think he said we attack the light?
>Ugh, I hate it when they get all melodramatic with their speeches like that...

>> No.23285368

>implying they always fail

>> No.23285369

They usually plan everything before entering warp space since communication there is problematic, to say the least.
Once the forces drop out of warp, they do as they're ordered.

>> No.23285404


> dat glorious horus heresy.

>> No.23285491

They fail because they are required to fail for the plot.

The traitor legions are, for the majority, the several-thousand year old veterans of the Heresy. Survivors from the Heresy in realspace are so rare that the only known one is maintained in a dreadnought and is used mostly as a receptacle of tactical wisdom, thanks to his extensive years of warfare. Now imagine that marine, Bjorn the Fell-Handed, but a legion of him, with all those years beneath their belts, and having lived for all those years in an environment that creates conflict by its nature, as compared to the relatively stable realspace.

By all logic the Chaos Astartes should be statted very differently on the tabletop.

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this makes sence

>> No.23285552


Despite all the fan talk about 10k year old veterans, chaos marines have never had significant stat advantages over loyalists. Sometimes being older doesn't make you better.

Oh yeah, we see this in fluff too. Loyalists regularly take Heresy veteran CSM and even daemon princes one-on-one.

>> No.23285565

Seems like Nurgle representing enjoying life for what it is,

you are going down to oblivion but you are going so with resilience and enjoyment.

>> No.23285608


The only thing that keeps the traitor legions at bay are the remnants of the Astartes acting as the leadership of the military forces of the imperium and the Imperial Navy all by itself.

Infact most of the time the black crusades face their greatest threat in space - occasionally splinter fleets do make it through, and entire sectors end up getting annihilated and burned before being put down by Astartes reinforcements.

But simply put, Chaos Astartes get too used to killing imperial guard.

>> No.23285659

Even Imperial Guard. Chaos is there to fail, because you should buy loyalists. Even veterans of the long war isnt great.

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Well, actually the Horus Heresy pretty much did fail (and technically I don't think it's classed as a Black Crusade anyway). The Imperium was gravely wounded, and the Emperor's physical body was shattered, but the Traitor Legions were still thwarted. Their goal was to overthrow the Emperor and instate Horus as the master of mankind; instead Horus was destroyed forever, the Imperium rose from the ashes, and now throughout its worlds the Emperor is openly worshiped as a god.

>> No.23285687


Veterans does give a significant statistical edge in cc vs loyalist.

>> No.23285696


Why do you think imperial guard armies field such massive amounts of infantry?

It plays into the setting - the forces of chaos are held back by the sheer tide of humanity, giving the space marines time to respond.

>> No.23285736

>6e ally rules
To be honest, I feel that the ally rules for WHFB are complete bullshit. I mean, surely some specific characters should give bonuses to ally closeness - Settra for a Tomb Kings alliance, for instance.

>> No.23285806

Yet surely if Nurgle is the embodiment of decay and entropy, he too has an endgame firmly in sight - the heat death of the universe. All he has to do is wait, and he achieves his goal.

>> No.23285878

>implying the Black Crusades all fail
>implying their objective to to destroy the Imperium
>implying they weren't designed to cripple specific targets, or get hold of certain resources, so that a future push for Terra would succeed

The Black Crusades have all been to either solidify Abaddon's role as Warmaster (getting his daemon sword, etc), to cripple specific targets to then make future targets easier to take out (taking out Naval bases to reduce the ability for the Imperium to respond to Chaos incursions) and to get certain resources (like getting the Blackstone Fortresses, and destroying the ones they couldn't get).

All of those Black Crusades was a success.

>> No.23285888


If Nurgle sits around waiting all day Tzeentch will come along and reset time.

>> No.23285937

Do the chaos gods EVER act in humanity's best interest? Surely they can't want us dead or completely controlled, as then it wouldn't be chaos?

>> No.23285977


Humanity's best interest is a matter of perspective.

It's like you're not even a heretic, anon.

>> No.23285998


Dark Gods aren't altruistic but act to empower themselves.

They do like humans as tools though, in Fantasy it's mentioned that Beastmen are mad jelly of Chaos Warriors because they get all the marks and shiny gifts. Fimir used to be the favoured race before humans and are also jelly.

>> No.23286042

Khorne is a god of Conflict. He is present in some fashion at every battleground, every skirmish, even the shouting match a married couple have. He revels in struggle and in competition. Any event where one being must work to exert dominance or superiority over another, Khorne is present at. He is there at a political debate just as much as at a clash of armies, he exists in a philosophical argument as well as in a gang war.

Khorne is a god of conflict, and as such, as long as conflict - in any form - exists, Khorne shall exist.

>> No.23286053

Yes and no. The Chaos Gods aren't for or against humanity, they are for themselves. With both negative and positive aspects they seek to promote the emotions/ideas/concepts that fuel them. Unfortunately they are what they eat, and humanity is a bunch of hateful jerks.

Khorne promotes both slaughter and strength
Nurgle, both despair and stoicism
Tzeentch, anarchy and freedom
Slaanesh, corruption and perfection

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>gorilla warfare
lol, gorilla warfare

>> No.23286246

So... Khorne's a top, and Slaanesh is a bottom?

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Greetings, recent acquaintance!

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> Not going full gorilla.

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>> No.23286426

this is on the right track

>> No.23286469

> the eye of terror is a place where all your dreams and nightmares can come true.

> probably your nightmares though.

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Still gets me every time

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Khorne is /v/ (always angry)
Slaanesh is /a/ ( a trap)

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Good old /co/...

>> No.23286575

LOL nurgle moar like nurGAY
great overlard fatass iz a total fag
i bet he doesn't even lift
tzeench for life; nurglefagz can suck my avian dick
2deep35u? ROFL

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Tzeentch? lel he sounds like a dumb foreigner who can even pronoucne that shit LAMO
Omnissiah 5 (dats more then 4) lyfe

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New God to think about: Slaanesh - God of Excess, Pain, Pleasure. and other things

Greatest god or God on its way out

>> No.23286864

Tzeentch is the god of ambition and the struggle against destiny. Khorne is just the god of being fed up with all the bullshit and letting your frustrations out.

>> No.23287660

What was it called?

>> No.23287741

The problem with chaos is that the gods are too similar in some ways.
What one of them has, the others can´t because "gods are unique" and stuff.
For Example, Tzeentch and Nurgle are both about change. One may say Nurgle is stasis
but isn´t decay also change that builds the road for new things?
The same for Khorne and Slaanesh who are, in a way, both about feelings and sensation.
Of course there is common ground between the gods.
Thus, you should´t take everything related to ambition and power from Khorne just because it´s more Tzeentch.
Reality is just to complicated to fit in one of four categories (or the Eparah)

>> No.23288075

A more interesting question:
Do CSMs ever act in humanity´s best interest?
It would make sense that some of them aren´t all about mystical shit but about rebellion against
the essence of the Imperium:
Authority, obedience, homogeneity, stagnation
Maybe some of them (the Purge prbably?) aim to erase mankind because they see its time is over and it´s holding back other forces´ progress.

>> No.23288130


The Purge think they are fighting Chaos, in the only possible way which is to destroy all life in the galaxy. They think they're just using Nurgle's plagues as a tool for this end, but actually Nurgle is using them to spread his plagues.

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If you go with Nurgle you get that attention you always wanted from your daddy. Which is why most Slaaneshi worshippers are actually unhappy deep inside

>> No.23290657


>> No.23290780

Why isn't there a chaos god for Life?
Life is one of the most chaotic things in the universe, even more so for intelligent life.

>> No.23290924

All the Chaos gods are gods of life. That's why the Necrons wanted to eradicate all life in the old fluff, as it was the only way to truly defeat Chaos. I think Malal still wants to do this.

>> No.23290962

>Why exactly would anyone turn to Nurgle?
one does not turn to nurgle!
nurgle turns to you!

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