I think if I make another army I'll be focusing on Marines tho. I used to be a big Space Wolves fan but now I'm really begginging to appreciate the Salamanders so I was thinking of making a successor chapter to them.
Well it's a start at least. You going with the standard red Mechanicus scheme?
Yeah I think they turned out well. There's also a lore reason for why their weapons aren't green like the standard Necron Gauss blasters. Basically they use a kind of superheated plasma that melts through their target rather than the disintegration that regular Gauss weaponry causes.
Actually it's all in the short backstory I tinkered with yesterday
The exact origins of the Asoptekh Dynasty are shrouded in mystery, so much so that even their current Overlord is unaware of which exact point in the line of succession he occupies. The philosophy of the dynasty was to, in a vain attempt at achieving some semblance of immortality in defiance of the staggering death rate of the Necrontyr, name every successor of their line after the dynasty name. This in turn sparked a legend among their subjects that they, and they alone, had found a way to circumvent the intense radiation of their world's sun.
Now, after the Biotransference that wiped out the Necrontyr and gave birth to the soulless automatons known as the Necrons, the Asoptekh Dynasty has achieved their long sought after dream. As twisted and corrupted as the means through which it was achieved were, the legend of their clan's immortality had now become true.
Following the Necrontyr's crushing defeat against the Old Ones and subsequent discovery of the powerful beings known as the C'Tan, the Asoptekh Dynasty fell under the dominion and tutelage of the one known as Molok'phol, The Conquering Inferno. Through the Biotransference they adopted metal bodies scorched by the intense heat of their liege and by his design they crafted arms that differed greatly from the disintegrating Gauss weaponry favoured by most of their kind. Theirs were weapons utilizing the destructive power of superheated plasma. Though different from the arsenal of their peers they were no less deadly, quite literally melting their way through any opposition and ensuring victory in the battles to come in the War in Heaven.
When the Necrons revolted against their C'Tan masters after their eventual victory over the Old Ones the Asoptekh Dynasty followed suit and succeeded in shattering Molok'phol into a myriad of shards, capturing the majority of them in Tesseract Vaults and other devices in order to use his vast energies to further their own goals. Shortly after however, they were compelled to enter the Great Sleep according to the directive of Szarek, The Silent King and slumbered until the galaxy was once again ripe for conquest. During these long years the shards of Molok'phol that were left uncaptured were scattered throughout the galaxy.
Prideful even among Necrontyr nobility, a trait only further increased by some madness incurred by the Great Sleep, Overlord Asoptekh now fervently seeks out the remaining shards of the C'Tan Molok'phol. Standing alone with no allied Dynasties and fueled by this intense pride he will never be satisfied until he has subjugated each and every remaining piece of his former master. And if any of these happen to be in the hands of other Necrons then so be it, he will reclaim what is his by right of conquest. Through force, if necessary.
though it's just a first draft. I'm not good with names tho so I'm not entirely sure about my C'Tan and if I wanna change that.
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