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C'Tan [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:31 am

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Re: C'Tan [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:56 am

Nightbringer
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Endurance

- Survives in the core of a star as he consumes it:
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“Seventy thousand light years away, the star known to Imperial stellar cartographers as Cydo entered the final stages of its existence. It was a red giant of some ninety million kilometres diameter and had burned for over eight hundred million years. Had it not been for the billowing black shape floating impossibly in the star’s photosphere and draining the last of its massive energies, it would probably have continued to do so for perhaps another two thousand.

Normally, it generated energy at a colossal rate by burning hydrogen to helium in nuclear fusion reactions deep in its heart, but its core was no longer able to sustain the massive forces that burned within.

Powerful waves of electromagnetic energy and sprays of plasma formed into a rippling nimbus of coruscating light that washed from the star in pulsing waves. The Nightbringer fed and grew strong again in the depths of the dying star.”
- Nightbringer, p.273


Energy Manipulation

- Consumes the energy of a human (may also go to telepathy):
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“As though sensing his thoughts the Nightbringer slowly turned to face him, the yellow pits of its eyes burning his soul, boring into the core of what made him human. But Kasimir de Valtos had set himself to becoming an immortal god and utter single- mindedness filled his thoughts as a creature from the dawn of time swept its darkness around him.

‘Make me like you! I freed you. I demand immortality – it is my right!’ shrieked de Valtos as the Nightbringer lowered its gaze to his. He felt himself sucked into the creature’s eyes, the emptiness of its stare more terrifying than anything he could comprehend. He saw the dawn of the alien’s race, the things they had done, the misery and suffering they had inflicted upon the galaxy and the blink of an eye that was the race of man. He dropped to his knees as the sheer insignificance of his existence trembled before the unutterable vastness of the alien’s consciousness. The fragile threads that were the twisted remains of Kasimir de Valtos’s sanity shattered under such awful self-knowledge. This being had tamed stars and wiped entire civilisations from existence before the human race had even crawled from the soup of creation. What need had it of him?

‘Please…’ he begged, ‘I want to live forever!’ The Nightbringer closed its clawed hand over de Valtos’s head, the blackened fist com- pletely enclosing his skull. Kasimir shrieked in terror at its touch, his flesh sloughing from his bones as it fed on his life energies.”
- Nightbringer, p.224

- Materializes a Necron ship in the vacuum of space:
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“The Nightbringer released its grip on de Valtos, letting his ravaged body topple to the ground. Slowly, deliberately, it turned its attention to the glowing metal fixed in the centre of its former tomb, passing its gnarled fingers over the shape. And in space, a crescent shaped starship began to slowly drag itself from the shadowy realm it had occupied for the last sixty million years, called back into existence by its master.” - Nightbringer, p.224


Strength

- Weakened, but still easily dispatches a handful of Space Marines and continues to slaughter others:
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“Uriel, Pasanius and Dardino faced the awesome form of the Nightbringer, weapons drawn, feeling waves of horror breaking against them, but standing firm in the face of the enemy. Uriel had nothing but contempt for the massive alien creature before him. The darkness of its spectral cloak billowed around its form and twin pools of sickly yellow pulsed within the darkness where its head might be.

The howling darkness of its scythe-arm lashed out, faster than the eye could follow. Sergeant Dardino grunted, more in surprise than pain as his torso toppled from his body and his legs crumpled in a flood of gore. Pasanius opened fire, his bolts stitching a path across the swirling night of the alien’s form. Hollow, echoing laughter pealed from the walls as each bolt flickered harmlessly through the enveloping darkness. The scythe licked out again and Pasanius’s bolter was sheared in two perfect halves. The return stroke removed his right arm below the elbow. Uriel used the distraction to close with the alien, slashing the power knife into the darkness. He screamed as the glacial chill of the being’s substance enfolded his arm. The creature’s awful talons swung in a low arc, punching through Uriel’s chest, tearing through a lung and rupturing his primary heart. He hurtled backwards, landing awkwardly across the remaining slab of the tomb, the glowing metal burning its image into the back of his armour. Pain ripped through him, deep in his chest, along his arm and within every nerve of his body. He groaned, fighting to push himself to his feet as he watched the Nightbringer begin the slaughter of his men.

Uriel roared with rage as the Nightbringer effortlessly butchered his men. Knowing that there was no chance to defeat this impossible creature, still they faced it, refusing to give in. Pasanius fought one-handed, slashing wildly at the creature as it darted about the chamber cutting and slicing.”
- Nightbringer, pg.224 & 225

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“The connection made between them by the Nightbringer granted Uriel the barest insight into the manifestation of this utterly alien being and suddenly he knew that despite the carnage it had wreaked, it was but a fraction of its true power. It was still so very weak and needed to feed. Uriel knew that every second that passed granted the Nightbringer fresh power as it fed on the strong life energies blazing in this place.” - Nightbringer, p.228
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Re: C'Tan [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:03 am

Void Dragon
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Miscellaneous

- Ancient beyond comprehension:
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“It had been abroad in the galaxy for millions of years before humanity had been a breath in the creator's mouth, had drunk the heart of stars and been worshiped as a god in a thousand galaxies.” - Horus Heresy: Mechanicum, p.353
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Re: C'Tan [Discussion]

Postby Locutus » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Here's some of the latest info on C'tan power. Pretty impressive stuff. The C'tan were "omnipotent" beings at their height.
I don't know what this "Shard" bullshit is. Just Matt Ward breaking more lore.

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"C'tan Shards are beings of near-unlimited power. They can manifest energy blasts, control the minds of lesser beings, manipulate the flow of time, and banish foes to alternate realities. Indeed, a C'tan Shard's abilities are limited only by two things: its imagination - which is immense - and glimmering memories of the being from which it was severed many years ago. While no C'tan Shard has full recall of the omnipotent creature it once was, each carries the personality and hubris of that far vaster and more puissant being. As such, these eccentric and unpredictable Shards will often dispatch their foes in an unexpected, though surprisingly pragmatic way. They could project a transdimensional thunderbolt from their fingertips, bombard their enemies with rocks and boulders, turn themselves into a singularity and destabilise gravity, or just fling their adversary backwards through time until they disintegrate." - Games-Workshop.com, Warhammer 40,000 armies: Necrons
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