Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Guardians of S'val



Entombed in the boreal marches of northern Xorn IV are the remains of the ancient C'tan who the Necrontyr once called S'val. Like the rest of the C'tan, S'val had been stripped of its power by the Necrons aeons ago, but a portion of the C'tan's power has been locked away here in the Pakeshi Sector since then.  In recent years, the guardians had been roused by the awakening of their charge.  After the C'tan had caused considerable destruction among the world's new biological inhabitants, the surviving Crypteks of the Guardians of S'val were able to take control of the ancient being and lock it back into stasis.

The Tomb of S'val does not boast the same numbers as a true tombworld, but the thousands of Warriors which inhabit the sodden tombs beneath the world's northern reaches are enough to cause considerable hardship for the people of Xorn IV: Imperium, Ork, and Chaos alike.  Indeed, a few indecipherable Necron hyper-communications have been detected, all beamed directly towards several worlds in the sector with seemingly no response.  How long will it be before they receive a response?

The Idea

I'm glad to finally have a plot idea for my Necron army and that I can tie it into the ongoing campaign. Dan played the rising Necrons in the storyline of the last campaign we did, all Canoptek units awakening the rest of the Tomb. This isn't, however, a true Tombworld. This is a shrine which was erected to keep the C'tan shard, S'val, safe and others safe from it.  S'val still remembers being shackled to the will of the Crypteks and it has been known to lash out from time to time.  It was my hope that the Guardians of S'val would be considered a splinter of some of the other Necron activity in the Pakeshi sector. It seems to be quite the coincidence that there is a (for now) secret awakening of Necrons on Haven while, simultaneously, one at the Tomb of S'val.  Or is it...?

The Lists

My lists for this army are soul-crushingly simple.  Of course, as many of you know, the entire idea of this army was for me to just make a Silver Tide list for the fun of it. Trying to weave it into a story is going to be fun. For example, the basing was going to use regular tropical swamp fare with fronds and deciduous trees.  Now, I'm going with a boreal theme, which should be interesting. I feel like I'm going to get sucked into doing other units, too, if I enjoy this a lot.

Strike Force

1488 - Mephirit Dynasty Cohort
Valzeef, the Keeper of S'val (Illuminator Szeras) - 110
The Body of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Right Hand of the Keeper (18x Warriors) - 234
The Left Hand of the Keeper (18x Warriors) - 234
Flank 0000 (10x Warriors) - 130
Flank 0001 (10x Warriors) - 130
Flank 0010 (10x Warriors) - 130
Flank 0011 (10x Warriors) - 130
Flank 0100 (10x Warriors) - 130

Defense Phalanx

1839 - Mephirit Dynasty Cohort
The Keeper of S'val (Illuminator Szeras) - 110
The Body of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Right Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Left Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
Flank 0000 (12x Warriors) - 156
Flank 0001 (12x Warriors) - 156
Flank 0010 (12x Warriors) - 156
Flank 0011 (12x Warriors) - 156
Sub-Keeper Mgoras (Cryptek) - 65
Flank 0100 (20x Warriors) - 260

Engagement Force

1995 - Mephirit Dynasty Cohort
The Keeper of S'val (Illuminator Szeras) - 110
The Body of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Right Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Left Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
Flank 0000 (15x Warriors) - 169
Flank 0001 (15x Warriors) - 169
Flank 0010 (15x Warriors) - 169
Flank 0011 (15x Warriors) - 169
Sub-Keeper Mgoro (Cryptek) - 65
Flank 0100 (20x Warriors) - 260

Assault Horde

2248 - Mephirit Dynasty Cohort
The Keeper of S'val (Illuminator Szeras) - 110
The Body of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Right Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Left Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
Flank 0000 (20x Warriors) - 260
Flank 0001 (20x Warriors) - 260
Flank 0010 (20x Warriors) - 260
Flank 0011 (19x Warriors) - 248
Sub-Keeper Mgoro (Cryptek) - 65
Flank 0100 (20x Warriors) - 260

Vanguard of S'val

2500 - Mephirit Dynasty Cohort
S'val (Transcendent C'tan) - ???
The Keeper of S'val (Illuminator Szeras) - 110
The Body of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 260
The Right Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 234
The Left Hand of the Keeper (20x Warriors) - 234
Flank 0000 (15x Warriors) - 169
Flank 0001 (15x Warriors) - 169
Flank 0010 (15x Warriors) - 169
Flank 0011 (15x Warriors) - 169
Sub-Keeper Mgoro (Cryptek) - 65
Flank 0100 (20x Warriors) - 260

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