N18 The favour of a Chaos God

Sep 23, 2021
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Let me see if I have understood this correctly... From what I have read in the Book of Ruin, the Chaos Corruption of a House gang (yes, I plan to dedicate a gang to a particular Chaos god, I'm not planning on using Helot Chaos Cults) gives you these benefits:
- Lasting Injuries may become Mutations
- The ability to perform Dark Rituals as a post-battle action
- Fighters in a Chaos Corrupted gang never become subject to the Insanity condition
- The ability to include Chaos Spawn in your gang
- The favour of a Chaos god

It's this last thing I don't really understand, because... Somehow it feels contradictory. It states that if my gang is Corrupted from the beginning, I earn the favour of a Chaos God. However, in the rules for the favours, it is written that those benefits are only in my next game. Do I have to perform a Dark Ritual as a post-battle action after each game (in a campaign) in order to retain those favours (I here assume the rules on page 9 and 10 are the correct rules to use for the favour, while those on page 27 are mainly for the ritual)? And also, can I begin a campaign with a god's favours (it appears I could from the rules of page 8) despite not having performed any Dark Ritual?
 
Sep 23, 2021
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Huh, that's not very convenient, in my opinion... Although, it does actually say on page 8 in Book of Ruin, that a Chaos Corrupted gang gain the Favour of a Chaos God-benefits from the beginning (provided that you decide they are one such from the start, of course). A bit vague, don't you think?
 
Sep 23, 2021
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No, that's true of course, but I still think it is written somewhat vague about whether you can start with it or not.
 

Kiro The Avenger

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If it says on page 8 you start with the benefits, then you start with the benefits.
But you need to use the ritual in order to maintain it after the first game.
 
Sep 23, 2021
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(Sorry for doubleposting. I'd have preferred to modify that last post, but couldn't find any way of doing that) Those Chaos favours on page 110 - is there some particular way of earning them? Or, are they just something the Arbitrator gives to campaign players he/she finds worthy of gaining them?
 
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Well, there's the "Chaos Favours (page 110)" and the "Favour of a Chaos God (page 9/27)". While a Favour of a Chaos God is granted from Dark Rituals, I can't really find what exactly Chaos Favours come from.
 
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That is, when the Arbitrator finds it appropriate, I assume?

Another thing, also - where exactly is it written that I cannot buy new weapons for my common fighters? And on the same note, if I buy Mesh armour for my leader with Flak armour, then I suppose the Flak armour is put in the stash, right?
 

Kiro The Avenger

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Yes, whenever your arbitrary feels it appropriate.

Common fighters can buy new weapons.
However, you can't ditch old weapons. Once they're equipped with a weapon they have it till death do them part. You can buy them more weapons though, up to three total (not including grenades).

Correct, buying a new armour will place the old armour in the stash.
 

mateyboy3000

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Nothing stops you buying more weapons for your fighters. I think you may be confusing house of books preventing gangers getting weapons from the trading post, you want to check the individual fighter and hose restrictions here for more details.
 
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Right, I think I've understood those things now. Oh and by the way, I spoke to a friend of mine who works at a local hobby store - his opinion is that Chaos Corrupted gangs do not have the Favour of a God benefit in the beginning of campaigns, and can't gain it until after the first game, by performing a Dark Ritual.