The Genestealer Cults are heading the next chapter of Psychic Awakening. The ‘Greater Good’ is about to get a tad more murky.
Games Workshop has a new short story detailing the actions of a Genestealer Cult with some pretty big nods that they are going to be involved in the next chapter of Psychic Awakening. We mentioned that there were already clues thanks to the Shadowsun Pic and had some doubters in the comments. Hopefully this is more evidence to convince them of the REAL Greater Good in the galaxy. The Four-armed Emperor loves and accepts all his children…
via Warhammer Community
Oppressor’s End by Colin Cubbon
The gist of the story is that our protagonist Thorvek is part of a Genestealer Cult – or at least that’s the implication. They have been plotting and planning for a while and are looking to overthrow their oppressors. The story goes over a lot of the setup and even talks about some of the “oppressor propaganda” used by the planetary governor:
[The Cultist’s weapons] were nothing like the recent propaganda vids spewed by the governor, with his honour guard at practice ranges in neatly pressed uniforms, firing their new Grezum-pattern plasma long rifles. Stolen vid logs from the governor’s chambers had also shown him cajoling the city’s wealthy with tales of new backers. He jabbered of better weapons for the city state militias, off-world investment and global unity.
Thorvek and his associates weren’t expecting those vids to be accurate. After a brief scrum, the first hints about these oppressors comes to light:
The guard shot Regenn with a kind of slim-nosed plasma pistol that Thorvek didn’t recognise…
Gee, what kind of defense force is armed with Plasma weapons? Imperial Plasma weapons aren’t so stable that they are used by random patrolmen and gate guards. The red flags start to pop-up even quicker but the GSC attack presses on.
Inside the interconnected command rooms, signal housings, armouries and billets, the savage fighting was far closer than Thorvek had anticipated. The twenty or so sleep-deprived guards should have been swarmed in moments. Instead, they braced themselves around the gantries, covering each other in a way that Thorvek had never seen before. Many more zealous cult fighters fell to the guards’ fire, chests and heads flash-burning in the volleys of plasma pulses. The guards’ unified cohesion could not save them though, not against such determined liberators as Thorvek’s.
While Thorvek and his crew do manage to finish off the guards, they take heavy losses in return. What should have been a quick and overpowering assault turned into a brutal blood bath. What could have driven these overworked and under-rested defenders so hard? The final clue was in one of the guard’s pockets:
A stained chapbook stuck out of the breast pocket of the guard at his feet, above which blood continued to flow from the ragged stump of the man’s neck. Thorvek flicked through its yellowed pages idly, trying to order his thoughts.
There is a unity to which we can all belong, he read, a higher purpose. A greater good.
Seems those tales of new “backers” and fancy new plasma weapons weren’t just tales after all. Guess who’s coming to town – and it’s not a Tyranid Fleet (at least, not yet…)
Are we going to see human auxiliaries return to the T’au in Greater Good? Are we about to have a three-way-throw-down between Death Guard, T’au and the Genestealer Cult? Well, who’s left – these armies still need rules: