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WarsmithGarathor94
05-07-2015, 16:30
Couple of questions regarding the daemonkin warbands and followers of khorne.
1) are they blood crazy all the time even when not in battle?
2) recruitment the codex doesn't mention it but I'm assuming they can?
3) do they actually seek to attain daemon hood like a non daemonkin follower of khorne would or just summon the demonic legions

Grubnar
05-07-2015, 23:53
1) Some are, some are not. They would "burn out" pretty fast if all of them were blood-crazy all the time.
2) Yes. They do recruit. Some have very rigid and organised recruitment methods, while others pretty much pick up whomever they like when they feel like it.
3) Some do, others just do not care. For example Angron became a Deamon Prince during the Horus Heresy, while Kharn has not shown any desire for that fate for the last 10.000 years.

nagash66
06-07-2015, 13:34
3) Some do, others just do not care. For example Angron became a Deamon Prince during the Horus Heresy, while Kharn has not shown any desire for that fate for the last 10.000 years.

Even Angron was more manipulated/forced into it then anything aproaching seeking it out or wanting it.

WarsmithGarathor94
06-07-2015, 16:57
Is there a reason.why they dont.have chaplins as well.surely youd think a force is favorite thing is unleashing.khornes daemonic legions would want a guy who probably has knowledge allowing them to break the barrier between reality and unreality easier

jareddm3
06-07-2015, 19:30
They do. People always like to say, "Khorne doesn't use sorcery!" and so on and so forth, but ritual is an extremely important aspect for all chaos, regardless of god. The novella Kharn: Eater of Worlds, portrays a chaplain of the blood god, and how there can be very precise laws and rituals involving bloodletting, sacrifice, and symbolism that go into bringing forth the daemons of Khorne.

WarsmithGarathor94
06-07-2015, 20:41
They do. People always like to say, "Khorne doesn't use sorcery!" and so on and so forth, but ritual is an extremely important aspect for all chaos, regardless of god. The novella Kharn: Eater of Worlds, portrays a chaplain of the blood god, and how there can be very precise laws and rituals involving bloodletting, sacrifice, and symbolism that go into bringing forth the daemons of Khorne.

May need to pick a copy of that book.up then

Arthanor
07-07-2015, 01:00
The KDK uses pure slaughter to summon demons mid-battle. That doesn't meant that they don't have a highly ritualised way of summoning off-battle. The fact that you can start with some demons in your army means that they do have a way. It's just not performed by a Dark Apostle, as that's a term generally reserved to Word Bearers. The summoner might just be a more sorcery/ritual-oriented marine, probably represented as a chaos lord or aspiring champion, if on the battlefield at all...

jareddm3
07-07-2015, 01:03
It's just not performed by a Dark Apostle, as that's a term generally reserved to Word Bearers. Actually nowadays, the term Dark Apostle, like Warpsmith, is not limited to just the Word Bearers. They may have the majority of them, but there are certainly other Dark Apostles that were never of the Word Bearers.

Saunders
07-07-2015, 02:25
3) Some do, others just do not care. For example Angron became a Deamon Prince during the Horus Heresy, while Kharn has not shown any desire for that fate for the last 10.000 years.

Interestingly, Kharn is not a very good example of motivation for Daemonkin warbands. The primary difference between a Khornate (or World Eaters) warband and a Khorne Daemonkin warband is that the former are still prosecuting the Long War against the Imperium, something that members of the Daemonkin warbands have foresaken by devoting themselves completely to the craft of their patron.

WarsmithGarathor94
07-07-2015, 11:07
Cheers guys those answers have been.most helpful