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Discussion cannibalistic monkey-kin....

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by SerraphonOne, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. SerraphonOne
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    '' and prides of scale-maned reptilions wait in concealment ready to pounce upon passers-by. Great hunting cats, cannibalistic monkey-kin''


    Whaaaaaat?! WHERE can i find minitures?!

    Great Hunting Cats sound interesting too...

    This is why i chose lizards! so much potential for jungle beasties & critters! from man eating plants to giant man eating snakes to native cannibal tribes to Aztec/mayan like tribes to Giant Bugs to Jungle diseases. i LOVE the jungle environment & potential for beasts to tame & claim for our lizard armies

    i eventually plan to incorperate such creatures/peoples into my army, not for battles obviously.

    any good places or links to get jungle ish mini's? i need ALOT of variety please ha
     
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  2. Warden
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    Is this from the Seraphon book? It doesn't look familiar to men, I don't have that specific book. Maybe the Lustria Campaign Book?

    There was a passage in one of the old Warhammer Fantasy editions talking about the different types of Beastmen across the globe, with it a line about gorilla-Beastmen in the Southlands (jungles of Warhammer-Africa) and tiger-Beastmen in Warhammer-India
     
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    It was from a Lustria wiki page, I know anyone can edit wiki's though,

    here's the full thing. sorry for the long read!



    "Now that I have seen Lustria with my own eyes I believe the tales are true - both of the gold that can be pried out of every ruin, and also of the denizens of that cursed land. Lizardmen, savage in deed and heart. It matters not the price, I will not return to those forsaken jungles again."
    —From the logbook of Vincenzo Corenzo, Mercenary Capitano out of Tilea
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    The damp rainforest jungles of Lustria

    Lustria is a large, tropical continent located within the southern hemisphere of the New World and is considered to be the rightful domain of the Lizardmen race. For long ages of the world, the mysterious continent of Lustria has remained hidden to outsiders. This is not by accident or by some geographical oddity, but rather by strongly maintained magical wards, enchantments which disorient intruders. Those that manage to pass through the unseen barriers find other dangers — Lustria’s coasts are home to treacherous tides, unnatural eddies and typhoons of great power. In its clear blue waters lurk scaled reptilian beasts whose jaws can splinter a ship’s hull.

    While the waters surrounding Lustria are perilous, the whole of the enormous continent is one of the most hostile regions in the entire world. The majority of its landmass is covered in jungle, a dark abode where death comes in myriad guises. Mighty, prehistoric carnivores rule the forests — some actively stalking their prey, while others lurk in ambush, awaiting whatever wanders close. No less deadly are the jungle’s smaller killers; everywhere, debilitating parasites lurk, awaiting their opportunity to latch onto a new host, and the humid air buzzes with swarms of blood-sucking insects so voracious they can exsanguinate a man before his body can collapse to the forest floor.

    Only the Lizardmen and other cold-blooded creatures can endure the stifling heat and humidity for long; other races eventually sicken and die. To its native Lizardmen, however, Lustria is a haven — a deathtrap to invaders and a bulwark against the disorder set loose in the world with the coming of Chaos. Lustria contains mighty rivers, vast tracts o f unbroken swampland, arid deserts, soaring mountains and a vast and fertile plain - deep grasslands and savannahs that stretch beyond the horizon. Yet one feature dominates all others.

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    The Slann record that Lustria was originally attached to the Southlands. As part of the Old Ones' Great Plan, the two were separated by the Great Ocean and changed from barren wastelands into fertile jungles. It was around this time that most of the Lizardmen temple-cities were founded and populated.

    When Chaos first entered this world, Lustria wasn't as dangerous a continent when it first came into being. In desperation, they enchanted the jungle, turning their surroundings into a deathtrap full of carnivorous plants, living quicksand pits and teeming swarms of insects whose stings could crack Dragon scale. Rivers were redirected to impede the daemonic advance and volcanoes rose and erupted to slow their hellish progress. After the Great Catastrophe in which Chaos entered theworld, Skaven were the first of the younger species to vie for control of Lustria. There, Clan Pestilens infected many Lizardmen with a plague that weakened their power and caused many of their cities to fall into ruin. This was only reversed with the rise of the Serpent God Sotek and his prophet Tehenhauin, around the Imperial Year 0, who drove the Skaven out of Lustria.

    Before the discovery of Lustria by the Norses, a trading vessel from the Old World was caught in the fierce currents off the coast of Araby and swept into the swirling waters of Ulthuan. The wrecked ship was washed up months later on the southeastern shore of Lustria. Unbeknownst to the crew, one of their passengers, Luthor Harkon, had been a vampire and although all the humans died in the disaster, the vampire and his offspring lived and founded a new realm of Undead in the New World, known as the Vampire Coast. The first human to reach Lustria (and survive) was the Norse seafarer Lost Erik, who recorded landing on an island just off the coast of Lustria and looting gold from Lizardmen. He failed to realize the extent of the land and it was drawn on maps as a small cluster of islands.

    Lost Erik's son, named Losteriksson, was the first Old Worlder to reach the mainland of Lustria. After trekking inland in search of treasure, Losteriksson and his men left Lustria as rich men, only to return and settle down where they first landed, naming the settlement Skeggi, after Losteriksson's daughter, the first human to be born in the New World. Since Losteriksson returned with gold and riches, Lustria has been a popular destination for adventurers seeking to make a fortune and this has resulted in several Lizardmen cities being looted. The increase in traffic to Lustria has also increased the number of ships wrecked on its coast, which has served to swell the number of helpless victims the Undead of the Vampire Coast can add to their ranks.


    Geography
    "On the fifth day of our expedition we lost yet another member of our party, but this time through the depredations of the native fauna rather than through disease or malnutrition. Making our way northwest along a shallow, fast-flowing stream, the lead man stopped dead in his tracks, indicating with a petrified expression the water breaking around his feet. All stopped and looked down to the water, where we spied a glossy black tentacle working its way slowly up his leg. Not a man knew what to do, but soon it was too late to do a thing for the poor wretch was yanked most violently beneath the surface where a great commotion went up. In a short moment, the thrashing ceased and silence descended Then, a great jet of gore ascended, showering all with blood and gristle. Upon wiping the filth from my eyes I discovered myself alone, my companions having demonstrated the good sense to flee for their lives. Seeing the wisdom of their actions. I joined them forthwith..."
    —The journal of Johann Beckhein, day 5
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    A map of Lustria

    At least four-fifths of Lustria is covered in jungle so thick that its many levels of canopy block out the sky. Even the high peaks and plateaus are blanketed, and it is said that arboreal creatures can cross the entire continent without once stepping upon the ground. In places, the trees soar many hundreds of feet in the air and are older than the race of Man. The jungle floor is choked by dense undergrowth and there are few true paths beyond animal trails. Visibility is limited and the air is thick, often wreathed in drifting mists.

    To an outsider, the claustrophobic jungles of Lustria are much the same, but to its native creatures, nothing could be further from the truth. The dense ferntree valleys, the titanic skywoods and the moss-covered flood zones each offer their own deadly perils. To creatures that have lived their lives braving such dangers, it becomes instinctive to identify the hundreds of different environments, anticipating the types of plants and creatures that might lie in ambush. In the jungle, you are always being stalked - knowing by what can mean the difference between life and death. To intruders, it is an alien landscape, a singular green hell, where anything (or everything) is trying to make a meal of them.

    A great amount of the plant life of Lustria is carnivorous - grasping creeper vines, blood-hungry spore clouds and impaling spikethorns all seek the unwary. Yet even the omnipresent dangers of lethal flora pale in comparison to the many creatures that make the jungle their hunting ground. Every hanging vine might be home to fist-sized stinging insects, and prides of scale-maned reptilions wait in concealment ready to pounce upon passers-by. Great hunting cats, cannibalistic monkey-kin, and the buzzing swarms of enormous insect life make the jungle a constant battle zone, where survival is an hourly struggle, let most dangerous of all that hunts beneath the canopies are the giant reptiles. These beasts have long been extinct from the rest of the world, but in Lustria, they rule supreme.

    Swift-moving colonies of bipedal razorbeaks scurry through the underbrush, while packs of Cold Ones hunt the game paths, seeking fresh meat. From the canopies above swoop down Terradons and all manner of lesser winged reptiles. The jungle floor trembles with the tread of the mighty Stegadons, their passage uprooting trees and making shortlived roads through the jungle. Enormous sauropods stretch their necks to pluck creatures out of even the uppermost branches, while plodding Thunder Lizards actually penetrate above the canopy, seeking to swallow entire cloud banks, altering weather patterns for miles around in order to charge the fearsome attacks they use to kill their prey. In the deepest jungle, rarely seen even by the Lizardmen, lurk strange, feather-winged serpents, multi-legged behemoths and the mysterious Arcanadon. Yet all of these creatures know fear when they hear the roar of the Carnosaur — for none are safe from the relentless ferocity of that king of savage killers.
     
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  4. Warden
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    Ok I got the online source now (wiki), I will have to check my old army books later and see if I can find this reference written down somewhere. :bookworm:

    In any event, I don't think GW made any official miniatures for cannabalistic monkey-kin. You could probably find some from another supplier though; I came across these dudes the other day (wizard of oz flying monkeys! :wideyed:) posted by Steven MacLauchlan in 201 over on WWPD.

    flying monkey warband.JPG

    GW made a powder-monkey as an extra bit in a old Empire infantry set:

    gw powder monkey.jpg

    Also in the future, instead of having to copy an entire page's worth of stuff, the "link" tab can be helpful (between the font family and alignment tabs on the reply toolbar). It has saves a ton of time! :D

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Ahh those monkeys look like they could be from the newer oz film, Now if there was the classic wizard of oz flying monkeys with the blue, that would be a cool mini!

    that powder monkey looks kinda creepy! the eyes.. reminds me of those monkey dolls with the cymbol's from fallout 4 & toystory 3

    cool looking mini though!

    Ahh yeah i didn't even think haha i just copied & pasted the whole thing!
     
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    Hmmm...
    Are you sure monkey-kin isn't just a racist term and they are actually referring to humans?
    I have no clue about the World That Was but that was pretty much the first thing that came to my mind.
    Also all the models got to have all those human skulls from _somewhere_, just sayin'...
     
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    Nooooo my beloved lizards can't be racist! but you know, maybe you're right! i never even thought about it like that before. Damn.
     
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    There was a brief mention of Southlands pygmy humans years ago, but Games Workshop pulled what was literally a sub-race of humans from their fiction after realizing how horrifically racist it was. To my knowledge they never actually released any models for.

    To go back on topic, I would love to see models about carnivorous monkeys.
     
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    I can totally imagine a lizard taunting humans with
    "You pathetic descendants of Monkeys" (like the Kilrathi do in Wing Commander) :D
     
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    They did make these...

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    Now that i look at them, i understand why they were problematic.
     
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    Whut? :cyclops::cyclops:
     
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    Yeah I totally want that! :)
     
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    wow. Yeah that's horribly racist, and so blatent too, ''Bongo'' . DAMN.
     
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    No idea what a thunder lizard is but i want one! im picturing something of Godzilla size but on all fours, maybe like a gargantuan iguana or komodo
     
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    I have seen these dudes before! @LizardPadre built a famous Lizardmen-Southlands army with them, he just used pygmies as skink proxies.

    Southlands Pygmy Army:

    lizardpadre pygmies 1.jpg

    lizardpadre pygmies 3.jpg

    lizardpadre pygmies 4.jpg

    If nothing else the army is very characterful! Link to @LizardPadre's army blog.
     
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    Yeah, they never had a model sadly, but the model would be titanic too do the creature justice.
     
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    My favorite is Ugh, though Ahg is a close contender.
     
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    True, Im sure there's a few kicking round the net, though the ones i've seen are normally toy dinosaurs
     

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