Tyranid Swarm (Classified Document #1) Apr 17, 2015 1:13:24 GMT
Post by Temnyy Prorok on Apr 17, 2015 1:13:24 GMT
The Tyranid, are a group that none thought reasonable enough to take on alone, or with the backing's of an entire armada. There troop's know no fear, and do not hesitate to waste there lives advancing on any position. They consume all life from a galactic sector, and when they are done, move on to keep consuming everything. The Tyranids are actually an extragalactic species, born somewhere beyond the void that separates the galaxies of the Local Group. Tyranid Hive Fleets travel through space by using gigantic, organisms genetically engineered to travel through a vacuum known as Hive Ships, which move in groups which can be likened to very large locust swarms. Typically, Tyranid Hive Fleets move in ad hoc formations known as Tendrils, migrating to nearby inhabited planets after consuming all the biological and organic material on a recently invaded planet and breeding, often reproducing many times their original number. Hive Fleets travel with superluminal speed, though they never enter the Warp. Instead, by using the specialized psychic power of a selectively evolved Hive Ship, they manipulate the gravity fields of star system to achieve faster-than-light travel. The massive Warp presence of the Tyranid Hive Mind, however, manifests itself in that realm through the Shadow in the Warp phenomenon. The current collection of Tyranid Hive Fleets have migrated to the Milky Way Galaxy, presumably after overpopulating or overfeeding in other nearby galaxies of the Local Group. Given that each Tyranid Hive Fleet has approached the Milky Way from a different direction, this may imply that the Tyranids have consumed a disturbingly large number of nearby galaxies. However, there is now a Tyranid hive fleet that has separated from the rest, and has managed to not only form it's own synaptic connection's, but also has no hive mind. Therefore, the original rule with dealing with the creature's has changed. Allowing any Tyranid bigger than a Termagaunt or Hormagaunt to establish control over it's lesser species and assume the post of a Hive Mind.