Fresh off the internet, a look into the future today–leaked images from Gang War IV, showcasing the, er, unique characters that populate House Cawdor’s gangs. Come take a look.
That’s right, spotted over on Descanso del Escriba, by way of a gamer on Twitter, we’ve got some sweet sweet pics from House Cawdor. It looks like GW is really hitting their stride with these later Necromunda Books, nailing down the flavor that makes that game awesome. And House Cawdor is one of the more…flavorful of the Houses of Hive Primus, what with their fanatical devotion to the Redemptionist cause:
House Cawdor (also called the House of Redemption) is one of six Hive City Houses in Necromunda‘s Hive Primus, known for its rigid adherence to the Cult of the Redemption, though the connection to the Cult’s outlawed crusades is one their leaders are careful to minimise. This mysterious House is perhaps the second most populous after House Orlock.
House Cawdor has dedicated itself entirely to the Redemptionist cause and the Cult has attained the status of an official religion in Cawdor uniquely among the hive’s Houses, making Cawdor the stronghold of the Cult and effectively controlled by it. The unforgiving creed of the Cult demands a strict code of conduct; those who break the rules are driven away and become outlaws. The codes of their religion forbid them from showing their faces in public upon pain of death, and so the Cawdor can be recognised by the hooded jackets or heavy, elaborate masks which they wear to conceal their features, which are often quite bizarre or disturbing in design. The path of righteousness is at its purest in House Cawdor, with regular public witch hunts and mass burnings of heretics and mutants, who they are especially quick to turn on, even in the more tolerant Underhive.
So–lots of burning, religious zeal, and did we mention burning? Fitting then that one of the first images we see is a Cawdor goon carrying an old-school flamer:
Then of course, putting the Caw in Cawdor, we have Marrowpicker, one of the Sheen birds of House Cawdor:
And of course, finally we have
Master Blaster Grunt and Snivels. I’ll leave you to guess which one is which.
Of course no word yet on House Cawdor’s greatest hero: Klovis the Redeemer, who is known for burning heretics, mutants, mutant heretics, and some other people.
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