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Old 18 Oct 2006, 21:09   #1 (permalink)
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The Thousand sons... They HAVE to be a loyal splinter of the Thousand Sons.... Eh? EHHHH?
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Old 18 Oct 2006, 21:50   #2 (permalink)
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What makes you think this?
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I think it has something to do with their abnormally high number of Librarians, and their tendency to use knowledge of the enemy to their advantage. Also their geneseed came from an unknown source (Possibly Magnus?).
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I just finished reading Tempest (The third DOW book) and, since there are many Liberians in the Blood Ravens and lost of psykers in the servants of Tzeench, well... Yeah... And their armor colors look alot like the pre-heresy colors.

http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...onaldson_b.jpg

http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...loodravens.htm

Look somewhat similer... Would be neat for the next worldwide campaign to confirm that the Blood Ravens come from the thousand sons... They might be obliterated by the Wolves though...
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GW isn't going to confirm anything. You should know this by now. They really enjoy cultivating arguments amongst fanboys by dropping deliciously subtle hints about things.

Blood Raven origins, Tau origins... Ork origins... the list goes on.
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 00:02   #6 (permalink)
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The colour scheme does bear similarity to the pre-heresy Thousand Sons, but i reckon it's just a co-incidenence. The Imperium keeps the traitor legions' gene seed "on file" so to speak, but never uses it to create new chapters for fear that they will follow the same path as their predecessors.
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There are rumours floating around that the Blood Ravens were spliced with Thousand Sons Geneseed in some way... nothing concrete though.
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I remember hearing from someone that they are descended from the Dark Angels. Does their Index Astartes article shed any light upon this?
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I remember hearing from someone that they are descended from the Dark Angels. Does their Index Astartes article shed any light upon this?
You have to remember that all dark angle-based chapters are bound by duty to hunt down the fallen? I do not see anything resembling that in the blood ravens.

But I guess they must have come from somewhere. But maybe they are based from a Ultrwa marine geneseed, but somehow got some psyker mutations.
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Only the Dark Angels' second founding successors are part of the whole "Hunt the Fallen" thing (collectively, the Dark Angels + 2nd founding successors are called "The Unforgiven"). The later successors of these chapters know nothing of this.
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