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Warrior House Nagah
« on: 23 September 2022, 12:18:56 »
Well, it's making me feel super old today that I originally created my Thuggee Warrior House unit almost ten years ago! So as I came across my notes on this, I decided that I'd post an updated version of it that I made to be more uniform in composition. I'm still not sure if I prefer this to the older version, but we'll see what y'all think. Ki-Linn Liao died after I created this unit, so that kinda pumped the breaks on my enthusiasm for this project, but I still wanted to share what I'd made with you guys.

THUGGEE WARRIOR HOUSE SHIVA

Ki-linn Liao, great granddaughter of Kali Liao, inherited her ancestor's holdings on Highspire as part of her birthright as a member of the Celestial Dynasty of House Liao. And, like Kali before her, Ki-linn became the focus of adoration and worship by the Thuggee death cult that survived the fires of the Jihad to fester and grow once more in the remote mountain valleys and jungles of Highspire. Raised to believe in her own divinity, Ki-linn was nevertheless kept on a short leash by her cousin Daoshen, who shared her delusions of divinity.  Though it is unclear just how aware Daoshen has been of his cousin's actions over the course of her relatively-young life, it is likely that he is much more indulgent of Ki-linn's association with the Thuggee cult than Sun-Tzu had once been of his sister's. Evidence has come to light that not only was Ki-linn the architect of the so-called "Daughters of Kali" cult of women that rose up on Wei in the immediate aftermath of the Blackout to embark on a campaign of terror and violence, but she was rewarded by having Wei added to her personal landholds and given a seat on the Prefectorate.

During the Capellans' renewed drive into the Republic after the Blackout, Ki-linn was offered as a bride in a clever play by her cousin to seal his alliance with Jacob Bannson, who used his immense resources to help the Chancellor in his bid to retake the Capellan Confederation's birthworld of Liao from the Republic of the Sphere. Though the pairing was displeasing to Ki-linn, her public persona was very much one of love towards her husband, and she publicly mourned for him when he fled the Confederation...though, as the rumor goes, Ki-linn sent Death Commando hit squads after Bannson when he left. The reason for Bannson's flight from the Capellan Confederation remains a mystery, but it is possible that he stumbled upon Ki-linn's secret: she was training her Thuggee worshippers in the vein of the so-called "Thuggee Warrior Houses" that her ancestor raised during the Jihad and was almost certainly encouraged to do so by Kali Liao herself at some point. That Ki-linn would repeat history in this way is almost a foregone conclusion, as she is utterly convinced of her divine right to do so, and her strident calls for war against the Federated Suns within the House of Scions betrayed the bloodlust and desire for retribution that burned within her.

And so it was in 3145, during the height of the Capellans' renewed war against House Davion, that the so-called "Warrior House Nagah" made its spectacular battlefield debut in a brutal assault on the nearby Federated Suns world of Bell. The newest Capellan war machines fought side-by-side with designs (mercifully) not seen since the Jihad: Word of Blake Celestials, Demons, and Spectrals. Though no one has been able to confirm the source of these terrifying monstrosities, the most obvious answer would be that Kali Liao herself had sequestered them away from prying eyes. Soon thereafter, a second attack was launched against Lee, and the Thuggees were merciless in their butchery and destruction, making no distinction between warriors and civilians. It is believed that, given their successes against these targets, Warrior House Nagah may be growing bolder, and the long-standing Davion stronghold of Kathil is almost certainly in Ki-linn's crosshairs as the Capellan Confederation proper continues their invasion of the Federated Suns.

Though the rank-and-file appear to be on a par with legitimate janshi as one might find in Warrior Houses such as Dai Da Chi or Imarra, the elite of the Thuggee force appear to be another Jihad-era relic: the dreaded Phansigar, cybernetically-enhanced, hyper-elite troops with a single-minded devotion to Ki-linn herself. And even though Kali's Thuggees did not count women among their ranks, Ki-linn has not excluded them from her new Warrior House. One of these women, holding the rank of Jemadar and known only as "Black Lotus", commands the aerospace contingent of Warrior House Nagah. A former Death Commando, Ying-zhang Jericho Xu, commands the first battalion; a former House of the Setting Sun assassin, Jemadar "Daitya" commands the second battalion; Tikonov native Ying-zhang Nikolai Zuyevo commands the third battalion; and hardline Liaoist and borderline psychopath, Jemadar Veronica Nguyen, commands the fourth battalion.

The House Master is a mysterious, murderous Phansigar known only as "Vritra", having taken his rebirth name from the serpentine Hindu demon and personification of drought. His rise to the vaunted rank of Risaldar has come at a high price, as his sacrifices of flesh in service to the Death Goddess are many and his enhancements are equally legion: among his known implants include vehicular DNI, a communications implant, enhanced prosthetic jaws with incisor injectors, an enhanced prosthetic tail, a pair of enhanced prosthetic arms, and a massive pair of flight wings crafted to resemble the wings of a bat... or, more likely, a demon. He commands Warrior House Nagah with singular devotion to the Death Goddess and her newest incarnation, and there is not a single Thuggee that would not give their very lives at his command.

Warrior House Nagah's war machines are painted a lustrous ebony, accented with vibrant red stripes resembling the gouges made by tiger claws. All members of the Warrior House wear an all-black uniform with two symbols: the House symbol on the right shoulder, and the image of the Goddess Kali on the left shoulder. The Warrior House symbol appears to be an inverted Liao triangle, bordered in crimson, inset with the head of a cobra rearing to strike.

UPDATE: With the death of Ki-Linn Liao, having immolated herself on the steps of the Chancellor’s Summer Palace on 7 September 3148, it is currently unknown what will become of Warrior House Nagah. The unit was allegedly spotted on 3 August 3148 on New Syrtis, launching an attack against the Fifth Crucis Lancers and the First Davion Guards led by Julian Davion himself. With the ceasefire brokered between Julian and Danai Liao-Centrella, the Thuggees (who had allegedly been engaged in acts of terrorism on New Syrtis during July and August of that year) withdrew from New Syrtis with the rest of the Capellan forces that were on world at the time. One thing is certain: Vritra will not let the peace stand for long.

Command Element

Archangel
Yu Huang
Seraph
Emperor
Shedu Squad
Shen Long Squad

1st Battalion

1st Company
Tian-Zong
Tian-Zong
Yu Huang
Yu Huang

Lu Wei Bing
Lu Wei Bing
Lao Hu
Lao Hu
Pixiu Heavy Tank
Pixiu Heavy Tank

Thunder
Thunder
Lightning
Lightning
Po II Heavy Tank (Stealth)
Po II Heavy Tank (Stealth)

2nd Company
Jinggau
Jinggau
Ti T'sang
Ti T'sang

Men Shen
Men Shen
Yao Lien
Yao Lien
Fa Shih Squad
Fa Shih Squad

Snake
Snake
Huron Warrior
Huron Warrior
Fa Shih Squad
Fa Shih Squad

3rd Company
Sha Yu
Sha Yu
Yinghuochong
Yinghuochong

Dola
Dola
Fa Shih Squad
Fa Shih Squad
Regulator II Hover Tank (Stealth)
Regulator II Hover Tank (Stealth)

Raven II
Raven II
Fa Shih Squad
Fa Shih Squad
Regulator II Hover Tank (Stealth)
Regulator II Hover Tank (Stealth)

2nd Battalion

1st Company
Seraph
Seraph
Deva
Deva

Grigori
Grigori
Preta
Preta
Nephilim Assault Battle Armor
Nephilim Assault Battle Armor

Waneta LAM
Waneta LAM
Malak
Malak
Se'irim Medium Battle Armor
Se'irim Medium Battle Armor

2nd Company
Deva
Deva
Grigori
Grigori

Preta
Preta
Malak
Malak
Djinn Light Battle Armor
Djinn Light Battle Armor

Yurei LAM
Yurei LAM
Raptor II
Raptor II
Asura Medium Battle Armor
Asura Medium Battle Armor

3rd Company
Grigori
Grigori
Preta
Preta

Malak
Malak
Bolla Stealth Tank
Bolla Stealth Tank
Shedu Assault Battle Armor
Shedu Assault Battle Armor

Pwwka LAM
Pwwka LAM
Bolla Stealth Tank
Bolla Stealth Tank
Tengu Heavy Battle Armor
Tengu Heavy Battle Armor

3rd Battalion

1st Company
Morningstar City Command Vehicle
Minion Advanced Tactical Vehicle
Brutus Assault Tank
Brutus Assault Tank

Sheriff Infantry Support Tank
Sheriff Infantry Support Tank
Zahn Heavy Transport
Zahn Heavy Transport
Shedu Assault Battle Armor
Shedu Assault Battle Armor
Shedu Assault Battle Armor
Shedu Assault Battle Armor

Sheriff Infantry Support Tank
Sheriff Infantry Support Tank
Zahn Heavy Transport
Zahn Heavy Transport
Tengu Heavy Battle Armor
Tengu Heavy Battle Armor
Tengu Heavy Battle Armor
Tengu Heavy Battle Armor

2nd Company
Behemoth II Heavy Tank
Behemoth II Heavy Tank
Arrow IV Assault Vehicle
Arrow IV Assault Vehicle

Po II Heavy Tank
Po II Heavy Tank
Zahn Heavy Transport
Zahn Heavy Transport
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor

Po II Heavy Tank
Po II Heavy Tank
Zahn Heavy Transport
Zahn Heavy Transport
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor
Purifier Adaptive Battle Armor

3rd Company
Regulator II Hovertank
Regulator II Hovertank
Regulator II Hovertank (Stealth)
Regulator II Hovertank (Stealth)

Nisos Attack WiGE
Nisos Attack WiGE
Tufana Hovercraft (iNarc)
Tufana Hovercraft (iNarc)
Asura Medium Battle Armor
Asura Medium Battle Armor
Asura Medium Battle Armor
Asura Medium Battle Armor

Nisos Attack WiGE
Nisos Attack WiGE
Tufana Hovercraft (iNarc)
Tufana Hovercraft (iNarc)
Djinn Light Battle Armor
Djinn Light Battle Armor
Djinn Light Battle Armor
Djinn Light Battle Armor

4th Battalion

1st Company
Morningstar City Command Vehicle
Minion Advanced Tactical Vehicle
Behemoth II Heavy Tank
Behemoth II Heavy Tank

Zahn Heavy Transport
Zahn Heavy Transport
Sheriff Infantry Support Tank
Sheriff Infantry Support Tank
Shen Long Squad
Shen Long Squad
Shen Long Squad
Shen Long Squad

Predator Tank Destroyer
Predator Tank Destroyer
Zahn Heavy Transport
Zahn Heavy Transport
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad

2nd Company
Pixiu Heavy Tank
Pixiu Heavy Tank
Po II Heavy Tank
Po II Heavy Tank

Brutus Assault Tank
Brutus Assault Tank
Zhukov Heavy Tank (WoB)
Zhukov Heavy Tank (WoB)
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad

Regulator Hover Tank
Regulator Hover Tank
Po Heavy Tank (HV)
Po Heavy Tank (HV)
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad
Ying Long Squad

3rd Company
Luduan Scout Vehicle
Luduan Scout Vehicle
Nisos Attack WiGE
Nisos Attack WiGE

Tamerlane Strike Sled
Tamerlane Strike Sled
Shun Transport VTOL
Shun Transport VTOL
Amazon Squad
Amazon Squad
Amazon Squad
Amazon Squad

Yasha VTOL (Interdictor)
Yasha VTOL (Interdictor)
Shun Transport VTOL
Shun Transport VTOL
Amazon Squad
Amazon Squad
Amazon Squad
Amazon Squad

AeroSpace Assets

Command Flight
Mengqin
Mengqin
Mengqin

Infantry Support Flight
Yun
Yun
Yun
Yun
Yun
Yun

Jump Bomber Flight
Saroyan Jump Bomber
Saroyan Jump Bomber
Saroyan Jump Bomber
Saroyan Jump Bomber
Saroyan Jump Bomber
Saroyan Jump Bomber

Alpha Squadron
Striga
Striga
Transgressor
Transgressor
Troika
Troika

Beta Squadron
Rusalka
Rusalka
Transit
Transit
Defiance
Defiance

Omega Squadron
Shade
Shade
Umbra
Umbra
Thrush
Thrush

Naval Assets
Lung Wang (Command Element)
Assault Triumph (1st Battalion)
Assault Triumph (2nd Battalion)
Triumph (3rd Battalion)
Triumph (4th Battalion)
Vengeance DC (Aerospace Assets)
Leopard CV (Infantry Support Flight)
Leopard CV (Jump Bomber Flight)
Kuan Ti (Escort)
Lung Wang (Escort)
Avenger Upgrade (Strike)
Achilles Upgrade (Strike)
Overlord A3 (Assault)
Lung Wang P2 (Assault)
Zhen Niao (Recon)
Zhen Niao (Recon)
Invader JumpShip
Invader JumpShip
Invader JumpShip
Star Lord JumpShip
My Personal Unit: Thuggee Warrior House Nagah, Clan Hell's Horses Nightmare Galaxy [WIP]

Favorite Factions: Capellan ConfederationClan Blood SpiritClan Smoke JaguarClan Hell's HorsesDraconis CombineRasalhague DominionRim Worlds RepublicMagistracy of Canopus
Favorite Characters: Malvina Hazen • Kali Liao • Katherine Steiner-Davion • Anastasia Kerensky • Danai Liao-Centrella • Karianna Schmitt • Ki-linn Liao • Tara Campbell • Katana Tormark
Favorite Units: The Golden Ordun • The Wolf Hunters • 1st Horde Cluster • 1st Rasalhague Bears • Warrior House White Tiger • The Hikage • Raptor Keshik • Kara's Scorchers

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Re: Warrior House Nagah
« Reply #1 on: 28 September 2022, 19:34:18 »
Interesting terrifying force.  :thumbsup:
"For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"

 

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