Friday, July 18, 2014

Return to Ora Recentes

I have been hard at work putting together the rules we will be using in phase two of the Ora Recentes campaign I'll be running at Gamers Sanctuary next month.  While I still have a TON of work left to do, I am ready to share with you the official names of the factions players will be able to choose from, as well as a brief description of them.

First up we have the "Lords of Ora Recentes".  This faction consists of the original inhabitants of the planet, the Necrons, as well as those who came to dominate the world through the first phase of the campaign, Tyranid Hive Fleet Muggis and its splinter colonies.  These represent the factions currently on the planet that are gaining strength through their conquest of the Imperial inhabitants.  Their goal is to increase their might on this world before expanding their conquest to others nearby.

Secondly, we have the "Survivors of Ora Recentes".  These are the remnants of the forces involved in the first phase of the Ora Recentes campaign.  Those armies who's conflict brought this once pastoral world to the brink of annihilation find themselves struggling to survive against the dangers surrounding them.  They must turn to each other to fight their way off the planet.  Several Space Marine chapters, chiefly the Blood Angels, Ultramarines, Imperial Fists and White Scars, as well as the Eldar, Dark Eldar, and Orks all find themselves in this desperate lot.

Finally, we have those who are new to the campaign, the "Profiteers of Ora Recentes".  The motivations of these armies who have newly arrived in the system are known only to them and are as varied as the worlds they come from.  Imperial rescuers, Tau settlers, Chaos raiders, and Orks simply looking for a good scrap all fit in here.  They must fight to gain a foothold on the planet before they can begin to accomplish their goals.  ANY codex may join this faction.

The full rules will be available for players to read at the Orientation Night at GS on July 30th.  I hope to get players registered, characters built, and secret missions handed out then.  Until then, I'd like to leave you with something special; the official Campaign Map of Ora Recentes!