Swooping down from the darkness of a starless sky, an aircraft in the colours of the 8th Legion ignites its two big flamers. Engineered by the Dark Mechanicum Warpsmiths in their hellforges, this aircraft’s role is to cause terror and pyroclast its victims in promethian fire. The Night Lords favour this for taking down the weak and defenceless targets, in cities where they can shepherd the citizens in dead ends.
They call this the Vulture Talon, a suitable name for it’s use as a terror that waits for the time to strike the weak.
Vulture Talon, Curze’s Talons
Joining the Night Lords are two ancient and evil machines of an age of darkness, not seen since the days of the Horus Heresy. In that dreadful time in Imperial history there was once a knight house called Devine, once serving the cause of the Great Crusade now turned to the whims of Slannesh.
It is a great boon to have Renegade Knights on your side, even if it’s only two Armigers at your disposal. For such power cannot be denied when these machines of such size and scale will inspire and terrify friend and foe. A greater boon it is if you pay the offering to an ancient and well known Knight House like Devine, for reputation and deep rooted history will certainly make your leadership undisputed to other backstabbing warlords.
But to deploy these god machines is at a risk far greater than death, for the Renegade Knight houses do not accept charity or call for need. They require an offering, sacrifices to the Chaos Gods (or chosen god) in order to lend their arms to war. Thousands of souls or fresh vessels are required to satisfy these throne bound carcasses, their long dead bodies bound to the machine still live and breath from the sacrifices to feed their hatred.
Some pacts may secretly involve the Warlords own soul as an offering in payment, wether by death in battle or by failure, no Knight would want their reputation mired by such loss by being on the losing side. Think of it as insurance for the machine spirit to be satisfied, or the Daemon possessing the Renegade Knight. Armiger Knights Harrixi and Lexia of House Devine
Sometimes a Renegade Knight house will have willing peasants or followers of Hive military join them on the contract. They serve only as playthings of the Knights who only see them as distraction units, entertained by the wanton death and destruction their followers cause. No strategic value is used when deploying these insane peasant, just a pathetic excuse for House Devine to cause the killing blow by laziness and luxury. Peasant flock Alpha
That’s all for today, I’ll be back soon with more Night Lords to show that’ll probably give you long term nightmares of bats.
Until next time,