maverike_prime Posted November 10, 2012 Share Posted November 10, 2012 So I was reading "A Thousand Sons" and the scene where Russ and Magnus first appear together suddenly got my brain rolling about something I had never thought about before. Were Russ and Magnus friends? I know they were brothers. both being Primarchs and all, but just being Primarchs doesn't make them Friends. Lorgar/Angeron and Dorn/Kruze are both examples of that. And as far back and I can recall the Thousands and Space Wolves have been bitter enemies, the Space Wolves hating the Thousand Sons because they betrayed the Emperor's decree about magic and sorcery, while the Thousand Sons hating the Space Wolves for the raising of Prospero. There no argument on that. But when Magnus and Russ meet up in the boot, there is a very... motivated exchange of insults that is delivered with a very friendly background to it. Almost like how the Stereotypical Viking characters would enter a bar, shout insults at one another to make most people think they were about to kill each other only for them to sit down at the same table and start buying one another drinks and conversing in a manner that only too good friends really could. Now, here's why I ask: There is nothing else I've encountered to support the idea that Russ and Magnus were actually friends. Yes they were both Primarchs. Yes they both fought in the Great Crusade. Yes they worked together. But that doesn't mean they were actually friends. I regularly work along side people I truely dislike but I don't allow it to interfere with my job. But when I look at the entire schism that started with Nikea and culminated with the Raising with Prospero in the light that Russ and Magnus were actually friends, these events take on a new life as now it's not just one commander being sent to bring an AWOL commander in. It's friends following their duty over their friendship, which personally I think adds a considerably resonance to events in question. So, can anyone point out something beyond what I've already mentioned to put an answer to the question one way or another? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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