Heretical Cult Creation Thread

eGremlin
eGremlin

You know what, it's been a while since we did one of these, so lets go for it. Time to roll us up some practitioners of heresy most foul.

https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Heretical_Cult_Creation_Tables

First, I'll need 1d20 for our background.

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Rolled 10 (1d20)

@eGremlin
I'll bite. For Heresy!

takes2long
takes2long

@Gigastrength
Excellent! There can never be enough heresy!

So, that gives us two options because I was an idiot and didn't realize there are two tables. We can either be formed from an Errant Adeptus, which means we've got resources for days and can bring near-inquisitorial levels of power to bear if we get moving, or we can be a Sorcerous Cabal, practicing foul magic and nabbing psykers.

I'd say either roll 1d2 to choose, or pick one.
Either way, after that I'll need 1d100 for our Cult Leadership Type.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Rolled 2 (1d2)

@takes2long
I'm a sucker for rolling everything.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Rolled 60 (1d100)

@Need_TLC
Well, there's only two of us in the thread currently, so them's kind of the breaks. I'll roll the next one anyway.

With your roll we are a Sorcerous Cabal! Fell magics and rampant mutation abound.

I'll roll 1d100 for the leadership type then.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@iluvmen
Strict Military Hierarchy

Well okay then, that's different than I thought. So we're soldier-mages in some manner, or at least keep the organizational setup.

Next I'll need our leadership's nature, so roll 1d20.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Rolled 20 (1d20)

@VisualMaster

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@MPmaster
Something Else

Ohoho! We got the big one here. The source of our magics isn't human-derived, xenos, or daemonic as we know it. Whatever it is, it's something strange and unsettling. Could be an abominable intelligence, could be a nascent C'Tan, could be something even stranger still, especially considering our military bent.

Next, I'll need 1d10 for the Leadership Style.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Rolled 1 (1d10)

@PackManBrainlure
Maybe its a sort of artifact or material that we can use to make equipment that our mage-soldiers can be trained with?

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Evil_kitten
Could be. Considering we're apparently using magic without daemonic contact, it's gotta give some kind of magical potency, but the nature of that is up to us.

Either way, that roll gives us:
Figurehead

So whatever our leader is, there's something hiding behind the scenes, meaning that we'll generate whatever that is separately. What that means though too is that whatever our Something Else is, it's just a proxy for whatever it is we'll roll up next.

So, for this evil secret mastermind, roll 1d100 for Leadership Type!

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Rolled 34 (1d100)

@Emberburn
Good job, me.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@BinaryMan
The vagaries of the options field outfox us all sometimes.

Central Figure

Alright, with that roll we've definitely got someone leading the cult behind whatever eldritch smokescreen they've got running. I kind of want to say it should be an Abominable Intelligence, just so the guy running it could have gutted it and is puppeting it around like the Wizard of Oz.

Next I'll need 1d20 for this leader's nature.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Rolled 14 (1d20)

@iluvmen
"Vagaries." I need to use that word. Do you write?

Evilember
Evilember

@King_Martha
Mostly setting and campaign stuff, but I read a lot. Been working on finally typing up the campaign setting I've kicked around since high school as a new years resolution.

Daemon
Well, I guess our magic actually does come from a proper daemon. The question is, should they be associated with one of the Chaos Gods, or should they be a more minor entity striving for glory?

Either way, all I'll need now is 1d10 for how they lead the cult.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Rolled 1 (1d10)

@Evilember
I'd prefer a lessor being, if only because I feel they would be more motivated. The other Gods have their cults, footholds in the world. This thing is striving to earn that sort of recognition.
Maybe. If the dice agree with me.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@SomethingNew
MORE FIGUREHEADS.

I love it already. This is just scheming all the way down, puppets upon puppets upon puppets. We have some kind of strange source of power that is actually a front for a lesser daemon, who is actually a front for someone ENTIRELY DIFFERENT.

Lets roll that 1d100 AGAIN!

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Rolled 14 (1d100)

@TalkBomber

I'll be surprised if we aren't Tzeentchian.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@TalkBomber
It feels like a Cosmic Pyramid Scheme!

likme
likme

@Raving_Cute
Alright, so in that case another Central Figure. Maybe he's basically playing the vizier the daemon, agreeing with it and toadying to it while manipulating it to do his whims?

Either way, I'll need 1d20 for that secret leader's nature.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Rolled 10 (1d20)

@TalkBomber

Rolling for the true leader's nature.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Rolled 2, 2 = 4 (2d10)

@TurtleCat

OH SHIT, MULTIFACETED!

DOUBLE ROLL BITCHES

TechHater
TechHater

@TurtleCat
Multifaceted
So many rolls, so many rolls!

Roll 2d20, this is god damn ridiculous.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@DeathDog

I rolled Demagogue twice. Does this mean our cult leader's silver tongue could give Hitler a run for his money?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Rolled 17, 15 = 32 (2d20)

@TechHater
God, Imagine if there was a power struggle....

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@DeathDog
Alright, so it's a...double demagogue? Do we wanna reroll one of those, or just have it be a demagogue who preaches two completely different things?

massdebater
massdebater

@Fuzzy_Logic
Alright, never mind, we're all dumb at it should have been a d20!

We've rolled double daemon, which makes this even more confusing!

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@massdebater

Sheeit, a Double Daemon? Does that mean they're twice as powerful as an ordinary cult daemon?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

So to date: we have a militaristic magic cult worshipping a strange magic source being used as a front for a daemon being used as a front for another daemon, and there is a ceremonial figurehead beibg controlled by the daemon being controlled by a daemon, with two different styles of demagoguery going? Ow, my poor head...

Supergrass
Supergrass

@ZeroReborn

It's not that complicated if you're a schizophrenic fanatic militant sorcerer

happy_sad
happy_sad

@ZeroReborn
Tzeentchian as fuck. Let's just roll with the supreme leader being a double daemon double demagogue because that's gonna make more sense than figuring this shit out.

Someone roll 1d20 for the cult's equipment.

takes2long
takes2long

@ZeroReborn
Pic related.

Methshot
Methshot

Rolled 8 (1d20)

@happy_sad

JunkTop
JunkTop

Rolled 4 (1d6)

@happy_sad

Rolling to see how many times we've got to roll for equipment.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Methshot
Aww hell yeah, Heavy Firepower. For as bullshit as our organization is, we've definitely got the guns to show for it.

I'm basically just picturing Daemon-powered NERV at this point.

Roll us 1d10 for our Tokens of Allegiance.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Rolled 10 (1d20)

@happy_sad

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@JunkTop
Wait shit, you're right. MORE EQUIPMENT.

farquit
farquit

Rolled 2 (1d10)

@Fuzzy_Logic

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Rolled 9 (1d10)

@Sir_Gallonhead

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@farquit
Well, at least one of our Tokens of Allegiance rolls is a special material, which could be the power-granting Something Else that's up in the thread.

Someone should also roll 1d6 for how many times we roll on the Allegiance table.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Rolled 19 (1d20)

@Sir_Gallonhead

DeathDog
DeathDog

Rolled 1 (1d6)

@Poker_Star

Okey dokey boss.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Rolled 3 (1d6)

@Poker_Star

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Sharpcharm
Otherworldly Allies...fuck, this is getting more pyramid-schemey by the moment.

We also have Wyrdcraft/Sorcery from @Spazyfool
meaning we need one more roll for equipment.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Rolled 5 (1d20)

@happy_sad

Last equipment roll, you should tally up OP.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@DeathDog
Looks like that's the only one for identifier, but I think it works pretty well.

Alright, now we need 1d20 for our Cult Allure!

idontknow
idontknow

Rolled 19 (1d20)

@Crazy_Nice

SniperWish
SniperWish

@idontknow

Our batshit insane witch-cult is hell-bent on ending its own existance. Absolutely fucking phenomenal.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Methshot
@JunkTop
@Fuzzy_Logic
@Spazyfool
@Poker_Star
@Illusionz
@Raving_Cute
@Crazy_Nice
Alright, so in total we currently have for our Equipment:
Heavy Firepower
Otherworldly Allies
Wyrdcraft/Sorcery
Brutal Weaponry

And for our Tokens of Allegiance, have
Special Material

MPmaster
MPmaster

@idontknow
@SniperWish
Well, when in doubt, seek the most absurd death via backstabbery possible. This is seriously just turning into daemonic NERV.

Now someone roll 1d10 for the Rites of the Cult.

askme
askme

Rolled 9 (1d10)

@MPmaster
Lets hope forcing Children into Titans is a valid rite.

WebTool
WebTool

@askme
Sorcerous Arts

Well, it's not shoving kids into titans, but it might as well be if we can get them to Chaos Spawn hard enough.

Do we want to roll for the Deities, or should we just auto-ascribe this to either Tzeentch or something weirder like Malal or a lesser chaos god?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@askme

Sorcerous Rites

So fucking obvious. Honestly, I could swear Kek is real and has a fetish for the randomgen threads on Veeky Forums.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Rolled 4 (1d20)

@WebTool

Of course we roll for deities, we haven't come all this way for nothing.

5mileys
5mileys

@BinaryMan
...Nurgle? I mean, okay. That pretty much goes into Instrumentality pretty well. This is one of those side projects Nurgle forgot about and moved on from, isn't it?

Inmate
Inmate

@BinaryMan

The sorcerous cult hell-bent on oblivion worships Nurgle

Why am I not surprised? I do wish we'd gotten Strange Pantheon though.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@5mileys

It's hilarious though, we've spent the entire thread hyping up Tzeentch, only to have the RNG throw us a curveball like this.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

ALRIGHT, LETS ROUND EM UP.

We are:
A Sorcerous Cabal with a Strict Military Hierarchy
We are led by Something Else who is a figurehead for a Central Figure Lesser Daemon, who is a figurehead for a double Demagogue double Daemon. Who knows what the fuck a double daemon is.
We have for our Armaments and Defenses Heavy Firepower, Otherwordly Allies, Wyrdcraft/Sorcery, and Brutal Weaponry.
We have Special Materials we make stuff out of.
Our cult's allure is Oblivion.
Our rites are Sorcerous Arts.
And ultimately we worship (?) Nurgle.

Man, what a clusterfuck. What the hell are we calling this not-NERV?

idontknow
idontknow

Dont ruin it. Just make it tzeench

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@idontknow

But Nurgle ties in with oblivion so well... What if the Double Daemon was actually a Nurglite, outscheming the lesser Tzeentchian Daemon, which in turn, is manipulating Something Else, which in turn, is struggling to keep a clusterfuck of militant nihilist sorcerers that worship Nurgle and Tzeentch in equal measure from collapsing in on themselves in a psychic orgy of annihilation?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@New_Cliche
Sounds good to me. this is the kind of thing where Nurgle and Tzeentch had a bet years ago for a Book of Job style contest then completely forgot about it. This is the result.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Harmless_Venom

But how the fuck do they manage to worship and appease two diametrically opposed deities simultaneously?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@kizzmybutt
I would say in the case of Tzeentch and Nurgle, the paradoxical notion of Hoping for Oblivion. Endlessly planning and struggling and working so that your deeds can all be for naught. It takes a special kind of madman to worship this group well.

That said, with all the layers in place, most of the cult probably has no idea what the fuck is going on and is in it for the magic powers and giant robots (Which our Heavy Firepower/Brutal Weaponry should totally include.)

I do really like the idea of this originally just being some kind of experiment by the gods that's gone horribly awry though.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@PurpleCharger

Imagine being the poor Acolyte bastards that have to make sense of this shit.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

So, we've got the world's weirdest cult. Now we need names. What are they called, what exactly is the Something Else that starts their giant clusterfuck of figureheads, who are the daemons that control them and also importantly, where are they from?

StonedTime
StonedTime

Rolled 20 (1d20)

@eGremlin
rollie pollie ollie

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Sir_Gallonhead
Why not make the double demon two sperate demons trying to secure control of the cult.
what if a great unclean one is currently the cult figurehead but a lord of change is manipulating a warp predator for control of the cult

likme
likme

@Ignoramus

I am of the opinion the Something Else should be a sapient artifact, an instrument of Chaos that has had the souls of so many bound to it, that it ceased to be inanimate and gained its own, if limited and impossibky fractured, consciousness. The artifact has possessed the cult's strongest psyker, amplifying their strength tenfold, a minor Tzeentchian Daemon is manipulating the artifact-bearer, but is in fact bound to the service of another still minor but cleverer Tzeentchian Daemon that knows its true name, but a powerful and unusually subtle Nurglite Daemon is manipulating both Tzeentchian Daemons into achieving its aims, and they are attempting to manipulate it in turn, and beneath the artifact-bearer and Daemonic hierarchy, a massive militaristic cult is held together by unfathomable byzantine intrigue and a shared obsession with destroying their own souls.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@eGremlin

HERESY

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