40K: Trazyn’s Gambit on Cadia

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The ancient Necron collector looks to be up to something nefarious on Cadia – but what?

The White Dwarf is here and look what it lays out for the Necron’s part in January’s Fall of Cadia:

image via Dakka’s Clockwork Zion 12-29-2016

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Putting that through the French to English translator gives us this:

“Thief or Savior? 
Of all the protagonists who are fighting on Cadia, Trazyn the Infinite is without a doubt the strangest. It is curiosity that drives him to Cadia, but he plays an important role in the first volume of the saga, Gathering Storm. Of course, some people are none too happy to see him, such as Belisarius Cawl. In spite of this, the Archmagos understands that the arrival of Trazyn in these dark hours is no mere coincidence. The Necron knows (or claims to know) the secrets of the pylons of Cadia. He also has another role to play, especially when he opens his tesseract crypts and releases his Imperial prisoners to fight the armies of Abaddon. But in this case, how will he make up for his rare collection?”

Two Thoughts

Remember two big things about this passage:

The Pylons of Cadia are longstanding anti-chaos artefacts that give the world it’s unique status within the Imperium:

A Cadian Pylon

Perhaps the most unusual and significant feature of Cadia are the mysterious Pylons, structures of unknown origin that predate the planet’s colonization by man. Five thousand, eight hundred and ten intact Pylons are spread out across the surface of Cadia, with a further two thousand either buried or in various states of disrepair. No two are identical in design, but each one rises to precisely half a kilometer in height and extends a quarter-kilometer into the ground. Each Pylon also features slim, winding tunnels machined into them, each one no wider than a man’s head and exactly two hundred and fifty meters long.

Efforts by the Adeptus Mechanicus to study the Pylons has failed miserably, as their impenetrable surfaces are totally impenetrable to scanning by auspex and efforts to map the tunnels via Servitors have resulted in missing probes. However, it is widely believed that they are the reason for the existence of the Cadian Gate in the first place. During the 13th Black Crusade, as the warp storm Baphomael expanded to engulf the edges of the Cadian System, the Pylons simultaneously began resonating at an almost imperceptible vibration, and microscopic fractures began appearing on their surface. It was discovered that they were resonating at an amplitude similar to that produced by a Gellar Field in their effort to fight back against the encroaching storm.

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Trazyn’s collection included this unique specimen:

“a giant of a man clad in baroque power armor. his face contorted in a permanent scream”

It sounds like he wants to trade…

~What do you think he’s up to?

  • jasonsation

    YFW GW is going to start making Grand Alliances like in Age of Sigmar, and is starting to come up with fluffy reasons to put Necrons in the same alliance as the Imperium, Tau, Eldar, and Dark Eldar.

    • jasonsation

      And then Tyranids and Orks team up as a Destruciton Grand Alliance.

      • Ghaniman

        “You cut me deep Shrek, cut me real deep just now”

        or

        “Nooooooooooooooooo!”

      • Emdee

        That sounds about right. I would think that the Necrons would be the equivalent of the Death faction. That would leave Tau, Eldar, and Dark Eldar to be the “Xenos” faction. The Imperium already has enough groups to match up with the Order faction. I hope that they will not invite the Tau.

        • Don’t forget that, even among Necrons, Trazyn is some sort of an oddity. I would wager he cares more about his collection (and the opportunity to add new pieces to it) than about the goals of the rest of the Necrons.

          Also, today’s ally might be tomorrow’s enemy in old 40K fashion.

          • Mr_Pickles

            I could see Trayzan getting imperial access to the pylons and “other necron goodies” on Cadia and then turning them on the imperium when he gets the chance…

      • Coltcabunny

        Do you want burning armies on youtube? Because that ‘s how you get burning armies on youtube.

    • Prisoner 42

      I’d like a necron mechanicum army I’m good with that the more robots the better.

      • deris87

        That makes an unsettling amount of sense :-

    • Christopher Amezcua

      considering how necrons arent all a mindless blob and have their own motives now i see no reason why there cant be an imperium friendly necron force

  • Lion El’ Jonson

    IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY SUPERFRIENDS!

    • ZeeLobby

      Yawn.

  • Ebsolom

    “a giant of a man clad in baroque power armor. his face contorted in a permanent scream”

    I want to know who this guy is.

    • Jukka Vuorisalo

      maybe a dorn? Or vulkan?

      • Shawn

        Maybe even a repaired and retooled Ferrus? I know, I’m grasping at straws, here. However, it pains me to know that GW will do that bring back other primarchs, but not mine, since they gave the other chapters named characters and didn’t do the same for the Iron Hands.

        • euansmith

          Ferrus had his fancy metal hand which was, maybe, Necron Living Metal. Perhaps his personality was impressed on the metal at the time of his death, allowing him to come back as Metallo?

          • Iron Father Stronos

            This is it guys. Ferrus is back!

          • euansmith

            All Metal, All the time!

        • Ebsolom

          I was even thinking along the lines of Sanguinus with them referring to barouque armour, which the Blood Angels are well known for. Also his face contorted in a permanent scream, maybe captured and frozen in time when Horus killed Sanguinus, explaining the Black Rage which BA succumb to.

          • Havik110

            In the BA fluff Sanguinius is in a crypt on Baal.

            In the 5th edition Necron book the Barouque power armor is green If i remember correctly. I think it points to Vulcan.

        • Dennis J. Pechavar

          They did a low blow by killing Alpharius so I am grouchy.

          • Jukka Vuorisalo

            *cough* omegon *cough*

          • Dennis J. Pechavar

            Until they allow for AL trickery they potentially had Papa Smurf kill him.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      Its Jervis.

      • ZeeLobby

        Lol!

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          He is screaming “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarddddd”!!!!!!!!!

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. The master of bad comic book plot lines. So glad they brought him back to spearhead 40K end times.

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            wouldn’t be the same without him 🙂

    • jlminella

      Quixos Lives

    • It’s not actually a scream, more of a howl.

      Forward steps the first great wolf… ANDY CHAMBERS!!

      I wish…sigh…

      • Iron Father Stronos

        Ferrus’ head still screams!

    • PrehistoricUF0

      The theory for a long time has been a primarch. Which one is unknown, however.

    • It’s THE Christmas marine but with so much naughty going around he’s gunna go all Mr Hyde meets Krampus on everyone…get in the bag!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p1JYvV178E

    • deris87

      Dorn seems most likely, being as he’s had 30K rules for forever but been passed over repeatedly for a model. Plus, the biggest marine forces in attendance on Cadia are Fists and Templars with the Phalanx itself in orbit.

      • Dennis J. Pechavar

        Sadly true, personally I am hoping he stays dead and all that is left is his scrimshawed hand.

      • georgelabour

        Various sources in the current edition have at least three or four space wolf great companies, and a HUGE number of grey knight brotherhoods there as well.

        Though you’re probably right about the Templars. I think it was in Codex Space marine where it lists them sending something like..almost all of their crusade fleets that way.

        So going by the metric of which boss brought more boyz it’d still be uncertain.

    • ALittleGreeky

      It’s a Deathwatch Captain apparently. There was some short story that went over that at least according my local GW employee lol

      EDIT: Could have been a BA captain… can’t remember what chapter only that it wasn’t as special as I wanted it to be (A primarch or some character of import from the fluff)

  • Sparti67

    I bet he is after the Warmaster’s Talon. It would be a neat twist if he struck a pact where he gets to keep Abaddon and the Talon for his assistance.

    • SilentPony

      See I’m guessing its Drach’Nyen. The Emperor’s uncle’s daemonic spirit trapped in a Custodian blade is something worth keeping an eye on.

      • Sparti67

        That would be cool too.

      • Correction: Drach’nyen was the daemon born of the *first* murder. In the scene where the Emperor’s uncle is feeling boy-Emperor’s vengeance, he explains that men had killed one another for generations already, but this one just happened to be the first instance where it personally affected him.
        Drach’nyen was already around for ages before that point.

        • SilentPony

          Actually doesn’t the Emperor say his uncle killing his father was the first MURDER, specifically done for selfish reasons?
          The other killings weren’t considered murders because they were over food, land, etc… and that’s all natural, for lack of a better term.
          I’m pretty sure that’s right. Which is why the Emp couldn’t kill Darch’nyen. They’re basically related.

  • SilentPony

    Its a Blood Angels Deathwatch Captain. Seriously guys, there’s a short story on it and everything.
    His name is Cassiel, from the The Infinite Tableau short story. His team is ambushed, a Space Wolf is crushed by ice cubes, Cassiel is captured.

    • Simon Chatterley

      He has many beings trapped. This is a Primarch what with it being the end times and all and them needing a convenient way to them back.

      • SilentPony

        But they already said Gulliman is the first loyal Primarch to come back. And he’s not part of the collection.

        • Statham

          Gullibleman was just a rumour, and not confirmed by GW, same as Trollzyn having a Salamander in his possession.

        • Simon Chatterley

          He’s there to trade…Canada and Europe has taken 7 years to come to a deal…they haven’t said how long it will take have they but it’s not going to be a Captain. Story is obviously heading End Times and End Times brings out all the big guns. The Warhammer End Times where brilliant books no doubt so I’m excited.

          • polyquaternium7

            word salad is best salad 😉

          • euansmith

            I presume that is spellfecker at work 😀 Canada = Cadia and Europe = ?

          • Simon Chatterley

            Strangely for me I was referring to a current “real world” event as a reason why just because you want a deal, it may take time to broker it.

            Lesson learnt, I’ll not mix Warhammer 2k with Warhammer 40k again.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          Unless that really is Alpharius in stasis on Ultramar!

          • Dennis J. Pechavar

            Would be amazing!

          • Alpharius is lacking some body parts for that.

      • Old zogwort

        Am I the only one who is expecting him to release the krakens when those puny human Primarchs can’t get it done ?

    • Statham

      But then they’ve suggested it’s a Salamander. We thought it was Vulkan, but recent rumours suggested someone else. Given Vulkan’s status is now kind-of up in the air and makes the quest for his artefacts confusing thanks to The Beast Arises, it may be someone different. Maybe Dorn.

      • SilentPony

        Its probably some Heresy era Salamander, no one has ever heard of, but the Salamanders view as some unsung hero.

      • The Artefacts quest was never actually something given by Vulkan himself. He wanted all of them destroyed, and then the first Forgefather convinced him to let him hide a handful of them instead.
        The mission basically succeeded and there was hearsay about it among the Legion, but whether Vulkan himself has anything to say on the matter is questionable. We’ll find out in Old Earth, maybe.

  • Azhrarn

    well, that Pylon network is suspected to keep the Eye of Terror in check, I imagine he’ll want to make sure it keeps doing that.
    The Warp and its inhabitants are Anathema to the Necrons and their physicality based hyper-technology, how can they restore their ancient empire if there’s warp nonsense everywhere…

    • Old zogwort

      Jup that warp nonsense inducing human civil war has lasted long enough. It is time to stop it.

  • hersoldier

    It’s Loken

    • Lion El’ Jonson

      I would only scream like a fangirl if Loken comes back again.

      • Nicole Cass

        Right behind you!

    • SilentPony

      Abaddon killed Loken. He said so in Pandorax

      • hersoldier

        Loken was still alive after Abaddon left though. I have not read Pandorax . Does Abaddon go back to make sure he is dead ?

        • Deathwing

          SPOILER ALERT :

          He would have to find loken, whos all over the galaxy now in the service of of the knights errant

        • SilentPony

          Abaddon meets one of the original founding Grey Knight grand masters, and tries to work out which Legion he’s from. He says it can’t be the Sons of Horus because killed that Grand Master personally.
          And Iacton Cruze was killed by Horus during the Heresy, so there’s really only 1 guy left.

  • Eldon Cowgur

    Now that Trazyn is involved, I’m wondering if GW’s “saved from the dust bin” comment about Saint Celestine is an actual plot point. She is going to pop out when he opens the tesseract vaults. Maybe even related to the Sanctuary 101 massacre.

    • Mr_Pickles

      St. Celestine is a Shard of the Deceiver C’tan… that’d be an awesome twist.

  • Graham Roden

    Definitely a Primarch, probably Dorn, Russ or Vulkan but I’d love to see Ferrus in some kind of weird plot twist.

    • Would have to be a VERY weird plot twist considering Horus re-enacted Hamlet with Ferrus’s skull, polished to the bone.

      • MechBattler

        Maybe it’ll be Dorn… with Ferrus’s silver hands!

  • Sonic tooth

    corax? i know its not but im just throwin it in there. everyone forgets about corax

    • euansmith

      Corax? Cor-ax? Nope, sorry, doesn’t ring any bells.

      • Sonic tooth

        you know…pale…..tall guy…..conan hair……listens to awful music….favorite book is norrell and strange?

        • euansmith

          Oh, you mean Cory!

          • Sonic tooth

            thats the guy, always in the kitchen at parties

        • Hedwerx

          “…his face contorted in a permanent scream.”

          Not from fear, he was just singing along to his Emo CDs.

  • MechBattler

    Trazyn totally wants a complete set of Chaos God empowered champions. Abaddon, Kharne, Lucius, Typhus, and Ahriman. He wants to collect ’em all!

    • deris87

      And he’ll field them together in a Formation for special rules in a tabletop minis game he plays with other Necrons.

      • euansmith

        “01000100 01110101 01100100 01100101 00101100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01110101 01101110 01101001 01110100 01110011 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01110100 01101111 01110100 01100001 01101100 01101100 01111001 00100000 01001111 01010000 00100001 00100000 01010111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110111 01100001 01111001 01110011 00100000 01010100 01001000 01000001 01010100 00100000 01100111 01110101 01111001 00100001 00111111”

        • Ben

          Euansmith, I gotta give you bonus points on that one. Usually I expect binary posts to be gibberish.

          • euansmith

            I think it is actually a lot easier to use a “Text to Binary” translator on line than to labouriously type out random eight digit blocks 😀

        • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

          01001100 01001111 01001100 00101100 00100000 01111001 01100101 01110000 00101110

      • MechBattler

        Can you imagine them frozen in poses via stasis field but completely aware?
        Kharne vibrating – “FFFUUUUUUUUUUUU….”

    • SilentPony

      Who cares about half-hearted Champions when the Primarchs are the real prize? All of those fools ain’t worth a single captured Daemon Primarch Logar or Fulgrim

      • MechBattler

        Who said Trazyn’s list was that short? Obviously he wants the Primarchs that correspond with those champions too. After all, not only are they two separate sets, but they also go together as a big fathers and sons set too! You can bet Trazyn wants to put the Chaos Gods in tesseract bottles as well.

  • LordKrungharr

    Oh man, I wonder if Trazyn has a lost Primarch in his collection?!

    • GW will never reveal the lost Primarchs. Any speculation about it is pointless as this is a deliberate hole in the setting they have no intention of filling.

  • Darth Bumbles

    I can see it now “dear Imperium of Meatbags, I have one of your incredibly rare Primarch, mint in packaging. I’m prepared to trade it for One Warmaster of Chaos, all equipment included.
    PM for details and photos.
    -T.

  • piglette

    Which primarch does Trayzyn have? jaghatai khan?

    • Darth Bumbles

      IF it is a Primarch, no one really knows beyond “giant in baroque armour”.
      Could be Omegon (assuming Guiliman killed one of the Legion masquerading as Alpharius). But that’s unlikely.
      All the other traitors are accounted for.

      There are only four viable options, the Khan as you say. Coral. Russ or Dorn.

      Of them, only Dorn wasn’t last seen heading in the direction of the Eye.

      • piglette

        Omegon coming back and helping save the Imperium would be very cool.

  • Solaq

    I just realized they could totally do a Necron pylon scenery kit.

  • georgelabour

    After reading the Red Tithe novella i have to wonder if this capture dmarine might be the exile that was the founder of the Carcharodons Astra.

    From what’s mentioned in the book he might well be a lost Primarch, or at least a loyalist from a traitor legion who was banished into exile. However the book hints that he is supposed to return ‘soon’.

    Which basically makes him an albino Polynesian version of Leman Russ but it’s still an interesting thought.

    • Sonic tooth

      Thought it was official that charcarafons were raven guard succesors

      • georgelabour

        I don’t want to throw any spoilers in here but the novella and the advent day short story really throw some grotts into the gubbins on that theory.

        Especially when the Carcharodons are revealed to have been around since the great crusade, use space ship mounted Ursus Claws ( a world eater weapon), and refer to their founder as ‘the forgotten exile’.

        Which could all be red herrings and or just fluff that’ll never be revealed because it’d ruin some of the fun of the 40k setting.

        • Sonic tooth

          I presumed that referred to terraN born raven guard. Exiled to ghoul stars by corax for bein too agressive? Im probably wrong

          • georgelabour

            Who knows. They even included bits that make it sound like they could possible have been Night Lords in additon to World Eaters, and Raven Guard. Along with the possibility of them being terran legionaires from one of the lost legions.

            So it could be one, or even all of those options.

            Unless they are Alpharius.

  • ieyke

    Man, who even cares what specifically Trazyn is up to?
    He’s the single best character in 40k.
    EVERYTHING he does is great.

    • Sonic tooth

      Agreed

  • Iron Father Stronos

    Trazyn’s collection included this unique specimen:

    “a giant of a man clad in baroque power armor. his face contorted in a permanent scream”

    It sounds like he wants to trade…

    THIS IS FERRUS MANUS EVERYONE! His skull is still screaming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Necrodermis of the Wurm he killed that melted to his hands, his skull is “still screaming”……….. this is 100% proof that this is ferrus manus leak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • EnTyme

    Trazyn is there to trade a Primarch for the key to a long-sealed tomb on Mars. Part 2 of this campaign will end with Trazyn flying away from Mars on the back of the Void Dragon as The Neverending Story theme song plays in the background.

  • amaximus167

    So, i may be wrong, but wasn’t Cadia the planet that Lorgar and the Word Bearers discovered the Chaos Cults on? How did the cults get so powerful if there were anti-chaos pylons there the whole time?