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Old 29 Aug 2008, 07:25   #1 (permalink)
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I have several questions about the new rulebook's front cover.

1.who is the guy with the wierd snakes on his arms?
2.what are the weird snakes?
3.just above his head, isn't that aztec gold from the Pirates of the carribean movie?
4.does anyone else thimk they overdid it a bit with the purity seals on the handles?


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Old 29 Aug 2008, 10:16   #2 (permalink)
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there is apparantly some kind of deeply coded hint at a massive advance in fluff (possibly for the next edition) - thats what my GW said anyway.


it has had all the conspiracy theorists racking their brains to figure it out....


i havent really paid attention to it but i remember:


i) there are 12 "gems" around the shield (how many lords of terra?? plus i think the eldar gods number around that as well)

ii) the "snake" has no eyes on one side of the page (the imperial eagle also only has one set of eyes)

iii) there are (i think) 4 purity seals on the hammer (chaos gods/leigons/C'tan...)




i'll see if i can dig anything else up on them
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 17:11   #3 (permalink)
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Possibilitys...they may be wrong.


The man holding the snakes is the emperor the snakes are the enemy from without and from within. Inside the rule book the sybole for Imperial guard and space marines is a lion and an eagle, while skull with the eye piece is the tech priests of mars. The sybols are representative of the high lords of terra, the purity seals represent space marine chapters and the hammer itself represents Imperial guard (again). The sheild over the hammer sybolises "the emperor protects".


Those are my theories anyway... :-\
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There are five purity seals. Not four.

I'll return after doing some thinking.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 19:02   #5 (permalink)
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There are five purity seals. Not four.

I'll return after doing some thinking.
Revealing of a Fifth chaos god?

The Emperor, the Chaos god of Order?

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Old 30 Aug 2008, 03:18   #6 (permalink)
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The fifth chaos god has already been revealed. The god of hate. Don't remember what happened to this god.
I think its just something they did cause it looks good.
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Malal? He got discontinued in 2-3 ed for legal reasons.
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Malal? He got discontinued in 2-3 ed for legal reasons.
I love the image this puts in my head.

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Old 30 Aug 2008, 08:22   #9 (permalink)
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IF my memory serves, there are 5 high lords of Terra, each one is the 'leader' of each major organisation in the empire; Ordo, Terra, The religious one (can't remember the name), Mechanicus and the one that controls the guard, and the various runnings of the empire.
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Old 30 Aug 2008, 08:38   #10 (permalink)
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maybe we're overlooking the obvious: perhaps the Emperor gets killed by giant snakes :P
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