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Kabal of the Raging Beast - Information Post
The Kabal of the Raging Beast is currently the largest and most active Kabal on the 40k online Forums. We are here to provide not just a source of articles based mostly around painting, converting, and collecting Dark Eldar armies, but also to encourage a friendly atmosphere where fellow "True Eldar" can learn the ways of our particular style of warfare.
The Kabal of the Raging Beast utilises a wide variety of strategies on the field to
bring in the slaves and strike fear in the enemy.
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History of Rathnard, First Archon of the Raging BeastsOf all the worlds and cities within the galaxy, none are so synonymous with deceit and betrayal as the city of Commorragh, the great refuge of the Dark Eldar. It is here in this dark city within the webway that it’s denizens vie with each other for power, whether it’s through politics, an assassins blade, or outright war. In Commorragh the weak have no right to rule, and those who show signs of it are quickly toppled from power.
Commorragh is divided up between many Kabals, each ruled by a Dark Eldar Lord. The Kabals constantly compete with one another for more territory, slaves, anything that would further consolidate their own power.
One such Kabal is the Kabal of the Raging Beast. Like many Kabals, it has gone through several periods under the sway of various Dark Eldar Lords, the most influential and infamous of them being Lord Rathnard.
Being a supreme diplomat and formidable warrior, Rathnard had been able to carve out an extensive empire within Commorragh, and his borders were well protected by his legions of warriors. Lord Rathnard thought himself almost invincible, and bragged that even the great Lord and Founder of Commorragh, Asdurabel Vect, could not hope to rival his armed forces. Naturally, with such arrogance comes enemies and the individual that would be Rathnards downfall came from a most unexpected quarter – his Prime Haemonculus Vorlak.
Vorlak was a very ambitious individual, and was always planning huge projects involving the creation of some improbably bizarre torture device, creative ways of subjugating entire hive worlds (usually involving ridiculous amounts of airborne hallucinogens or in one case, a titan-sized grotesque), or even converting an army of slaves into living bombs. But despite his requests, Rathnard was never willing to supply him with the obscene resources needed for these insane projects.
Eventually, Vorlak grew tired of these disappointments, and decided to take matters into his own hands. Gathering the support of like-minded haemonculi and sybarites Vorlak led the overthrow of Rathnards Kabal, slaying his incubi bodyguard and loyal warriors with a horde of the horrors created within his dungeons. With Rathnard firmly in the hands of his own haemonculi torturers, Vorlak reformed the remains of the Kabal. The horrific nature of his coup’ earned him the respect and fear of the Dracons and Sybarites formerly under Rathnard, and they quickly formed into line behind their new leader.
For a time Vorlak enjoyed a measure of success. The slave raids continued to provide a steady source of currency to maintain the Kabals position, although many of them were put to use in Vorlaks torture chambers, as he was finally able to begin realising his twisted dreams.
After being confined to the torture chambers, Rathnard was subjected to the worst torments imaginable as Vorlaks Haemonculi did their work. From head to toe, his body became covered in disfiguring scars yet he was not ready to give up. During his time in the torture chambers, Rathnard learnt everything he could about Vorlaks activities. He learnt that his vast projects and experiments had started taking a toll on the slave-taking. The Wych Cults had severed ties with the Kabal and the Kabalites were becoming less satisfied with their takings from each slave raid, as Vorlaks projects consumed ever-more resources. Even the amongst the Haemonculi, originally Vorlaks stanchest supporters, there was growing dissent as they were gradually taken away from their own work and pressed into service on Vorlaks projects.
Slowly, Rathnard garnered support amongst the dissenters. One by one, Sybarites, Dracons and eventually Haemonculi secretly pledged their support to him until fully one third of the Kabal was behind him.
Finally one night, a team of warriors infiltrated the torture chambers and released Rathnard. Taking his old Punisher from the Sybarite, Rathnard made his way up the Kabals central spire, slaughtering every Kabalite who crossed his path as he stalked down the corridors towards his target.
That same night Vorlak was alone in his personal quarters, going over his plans for his latest project. Suddenly there was a dull thud and his chamber doors blew open as a plasma grenade detonated. Through the smoke and haze, Vorlak saw a lone figure holding a Punisher. The creature had the frame and height of an Eldar, yet every part of its body was scarred, bloodied and burnt. The creature knelt down low and balanced the punisher in one hand behind its back, its face becoming visible as a twisted, hideous mask of pure malice.
In terror Vorlak drew his blade but the creature was two quick. Leaping forward, it parried the Vorlaks thrusting attack and drove it’s punisher into his abdomen, twisting it around and forcing the blade up around his heart, through the neck and finally splitting the head up the centre.
Vorlaks remains were placed on display in the Kabals central hall. Those Kabalites who had not yet pledged their allegiance to Rathnard quickly did so, although many were executed anyway for their lack of loyalty.
Rathnard is now never seen in anything less than full battle armour, his scared body forever covered and his face concealed by a mask fashioned not unlike the look Rathnard had given Vorlak the night he took back his Kabal. The slave raids have only increased, with the more and more slaves brought back with each foray into the material realm. The Wych Cults have re-established ties with the Kabal and its position has only strengthened
While there have been several attempts, Rathnard has never again come close to losing his position and under his leadership. The Kabal of the Raging Beast remains a force to be reckoned with both within and without the dark city of Commorragh.
History of Shade, Second Archon of the Raging BeastsShade, Dracon of the Kabal of the Raging Beast, stood by his Archon's side as the other Archons walked into the throne room. Today his "master" was making a alliance with the other 2 Kabals in the area. Unknown to the Archon was that Shade had secretly gone out and made a pact with the other Archons to take out his Archon.
The meeting was near its end when Shade said, "My Lord don't make a alliance with this weakling." He inclined his head towards Archonbjorn.
ArchonBjorn snaps his head in the direction of the arrogant little Dracon, standing up together with his dracon Cryx. "How do you dare to insult me." Bjorn looks at his Dracon which hands him over a punisher. And looks at Rathnard. "I demand a apologise in the form of his head on a stake. Rathnard nods and the two jump on the table. "Your insult will cost you dearly small Dracon."
It had begun. Shade lunged at Archonbjorn his punisher arching down in a strike at his midsection. Archonbjorn's Punisher meet Shade's in the middle of the table. They traded blows faster then a humans eye could respond to. The sparks from the two blades where seen all over the room as the two kept coming at each other. Shade leaped into the air and in mid jump arched him self so that his blade would get shoved right through Bjorn. Seconds before the blade reached him Bjorn jumped to the side and kicked Shade into the wall behind Rathnards throne. Shade stood up dusted himself off and walked to the side of his masters throne. He lifted his punisher and smashed the end without a blade into Rathnards chest. Smashing the Archon's inactive shadow field. Before the Archon could react the blade of the punisher was at the his neck.
"Sybarites take this Archon out of my site and bring him to the haemonculus." said Shade to the sybarites around the room. They got up and grabbed Rathnard and shoved him out of the room. Shade took his seat at the throne and bid Bjorn to sit down. "Prehaps, now we can settle that alliance."
History of D4rKn3sS, Third Archon of the Raging BeastsThe silent Incubi stood as their lord Scorn dued with the Archon Shade from the Raging Beasts. He foolishly after many dealings with the other Kabals challenged Scorn to combat, even forgetting to make the battle in his favour. The two Dracons -bill- and D4rKn3sS looked on as the two fought, Punisher to Punisher with uncanny speed. Faster then the human eye, but all the surrounding Dark Eldar looked on, eager for they had not seen a battle since the big mon-keigh attacked the Battle Fleet. Shade swung in an open stance, swiping at the shoulders of his lord, but Scorn simply side-stepped it. Bringing his Punisher down, taking him in the leg, Shade fell to the ground defeated. "Take this pathetic being down to my chamber. Urien will be pleased with his new specimen. And now the most powerful Kabal in Commoragh lays leader-less." D4rKn3sS stepped forward, grasping his blades. "Despite the odd circumstances, it seems you have done me a favour, Lord Scorn. Nor shall I forget it" When the circle disbanded, none seemed surprised. They all holstered their rifles, annoyed that no more bloodshed was happening, despite the orders from D4rKn3sS......
History of IncubiLord, Fourth Archon of the Raging BeastsThe throne room was as barren as usual.
Despite the long list of those who had sworn their loyalty to the Raging Beasts, few had been seen in recent times. It was an unfortunate state of affairs, and IncubiLord disapproved.
He didn’t like what had become of this Kabal since the disappearance of their former lord, Shade, and things were about to change.
Striding to his traditional position near the throne, the torturer paused as if to prepare himself to advise D4rKn3sS once more, but instead threw his cloak at –bill-, revealing the armor and modifications to his poisoned gauntlet which he had quietly built over the past weeks.
On cue, ArchonDragomyr took hold of Toad_Raider, pinning the Dracon with the impressive strength of a Grotesque. There would be no interference from that front.
“You should have left well enough alone, dear Archon. I was content to be a respected advisor, but you refused to acknowledge my glory. Now I am obligated to prove myself – lest I lose standing in the eyes of the other Kabals.”
As the Archon of the Raging Beasts stood, he felt weakness grip his limbs. There would be no fight, somehow he had been poisoned. IncubiLord’s agoniser hummed as sharp, energy-fielded fingers defaced the rune of the Kabal’s former master.
“Perhaps you will be more respectful after a stay in the dungeons. Dragomyr, take this lost soul to the cells and show him the joys of being one of your own…”
1. Haemonculi are able to select up to two Grotesques from the 40konline membership, while myself, Dracons and Sybarites may nominate warriors. Dracons may also nominate Sybarites. In any case, new members must be forwarded to me and should I grant approval, I will PM Ollieb to assign the new members title.
2. Generally, promotions/demotions will follow the rules outlaid in the Chain of Assension Thread. This means that if you can gather the required support, you may overthrow and take the place of any other Kabalite. This includes myself! Only the strong have the right to rule, and those too weak to defend themselves will be rightfully replaced by those willing to take it. As is our way.
3. While friendly banter is permitted (encouraged, even
)Try to keep personal criticisms to a minimum. If you don't like the guy ranked above you, then gather support to get yourself promoted to his position. There is no need to publically attack other members. I will not tolerate disunity within this Kabal, and repeat offenders may find themselves demoted or possibly expelled (see below).
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The Kabals of this forum work together when it benefits our own aims, and encouraging tension between any kabals undermines efforts that would be of help to us.
Remember that you are representing not just yourself, but this Kabal as well. Thus, poor behavior towards other Kabals reflects poorly on al of us.
...That said, friendly banter is once again encouraged.
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6. RAGE!!!, while potentially hazardous, is encouraged when directed towards a worthy cause.
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You get one warning about poor behaviour. If I have to warn you a second time then you get demoted to warrior or grotesque (whichever I feel like at the time). If the behaviour continues, you are expelled from the Kabal.
Slave Count for the Kabal of the Raging Beast
Post your slave takings here after each game with the Dark Eldar (as per codex rules), and I will add it to our total.