What started as a Pickles Reborn thread has become the telling of Juice’s Saga

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Stories of Juice’s exploits have been greatly exaggerated. Some even say that the tales are from more than one revolutionary Goliath, that Juice is an amalgam of belief in people being able to be greater than their genetics or life situation. This is how the legend was truly born, not in one specific time, or even timeline, but through the grim determination of the downtrodden.



Episode 1
Revelation’s Steeple
The Glorious Meatcakes - Mr Macho Himself

Clarke was there at the beginning. Revelations Steeple, back when Juice was merely an unremarkable Vatborn Stimmer. The gang was The Glorious Meatcakes, their leader, Mr Macho Himself.

Mr Macho was rife with paranoia, dark suspicions that there was something ’wrong’ with their clade. His skin pallid rather than bronze, and then there was his third arm... That wasn’t the extent of his worries, he’d heard rumours that the Van Saar gang from Manticore Legion had discovered an Archeotech Device, and when they skirmished he could feel chaotic rage emanating from them.

When all hell broke lose, literally, Mr Macho Himself knowing that he would not make it trusted a stunted two-faced scum to escape the dome strife, taking his chit storing his memories/concerns, back to House Goliath.
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The Glorious Meatcakes - Epilogue

Ears ringing and blood dripping from his lips, Mr Macho Himself uttered bitterly “Manticore, it had to be them”. He knew there was something off about them when they had been such difficult adversaries, touting warp tainted weaponry, on their most recent meeting.

Holding up both of his right hands he tried to count the fingers. Everything was blurry. Blinking and shaking his head he slumped back down into the debris, maybe his eyes would clear if he closed them...

He was roused again realising that he was being dragged through rank “water”, he could faintly make out Juice’s voice shouting something. They’d stopped and he was being shaken, opening his eyes he could see that Juice was shouting at him, directly into his face “...they killed LaserShark, man!”

Glaring through still bleary eyes Mr Macho Himself told Juice “I know! Wait!” then focused all of his willpower on clearing his mind and feeling the surrounds. While he was in agony and still new to his powers, he could feel the life forces of his friends blink out one by one as the Imperial Fists and Enforcers relentlessly pressed in on them.

“Only one way out”, Mr Macho Himself stuttered, Juice leaning in closer to catch the words, “...you have to take my chit”. Juice look appalled, and was about to object when Mr Macho continued “...and give it to that guy”.

Mr Macho nodded towards an undersized and cowering Hive Scum, covered in slime from the sewer and dust from the explosions. The scum looked up as Mr Macho said to him “Get my chit to house Goliath, when I have a new body with these memories you will be greatly rewarded. They need to know what I have learned about Manticore, and about ourselves”.

Juice stared eyes wide in disbelief at Mr Macho, grinned and said “Well, ya only got two arms now they’ll totes let you past the blockade”, then his voice took a serious note, “but why trust this scum over me?”

Glancing down at the stump of where his left arm had once been, Mr Macho sighed, “Neither of us are making it out of here alive, but you might be able to hold them back while this two faced little scum squeezes their way out through the pipes.”

Juice was twitching, his stimmplant had been damaged when he dragged Mr Macho down into the drain, and his injuries were causing him more pain than he had ever known. Shaking his head he sombrely said “...but I don’t know how to remove your chit, and I aint got them tools for it neither”.

“You’ll just have to take my head. I might be reborn a corrupted slug, but the House needs to know what is happening to the Meatcake clade, and everyone needs to know that Manticore Legion is tainted by chaos and that their archeotech warpgate device has already been taken out of Revelation’s Steeple.

SpokVok, the stunted hired scum scuttled closer, “Enforcers are dropping down into the sewers, we’ve gotta go now!”

Picking up Mr Macho’s serrated axe, Juice stood over his leader’s crushed, broken, and now headless body. He watched for a moment as the scum clambered through a tiny gap in the rubble, then turned to face the approaching Enforcers.

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SpokVok, the two headed mutie, escaping with Macho’s head.
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LaserShark, Mr Macho Himself, the original Juice model, and Clarke.

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Only *slightly* heretical.


Episode 2
Sanctions Corner
Juice’s Angels - Juice

Word of Juice’s exploits had gotten back to the House, and they had started to grow many baby clones, but then a hive scum carrying a Goliath head turned up, asking for a reward… Clarke vanished into the shadows keeping his head down while the Meatcake Clade was purged, but Juice made it his mission to rescue his children.

Juice didn’t understand why his clade, and his children, were being systematically targeted for destruction. He assumed it was because everyone was scared of him, and as he rescued his children and saved the people of Sanctions Corner from oppression he truly started to believe that he was the chosen one.

It didn’t take long for his pride to be his downfall, or his rise, Slaanesh gifting him with organic trophy spikes with which to display the heads of his victims. His notoriety had many gangs working together to try to bring him down, in the end even his Cold Trader allies turned against him.
- Juice is unaware of the true reason why House Goliath purged the Meatcake clade from their ranks (unknown/alien DNA corruption).

As all Juice has known in his short time since being decanted and deployed, is that he proved beyond a doubt that he was unwaveringly loyal, powerful and deadly efficient.

Since the destruction of Revelations Steeple, Juice has been stealing cloning vats and rescuing his “children”, gathering an army to fight back against the injustices put upon his kind.

Juice is proud of his achievements, and his crew “Juice’s Angels” has already gained quite a reputation in Sanctions Corner. He has begun to believe that the only reason for the purge was because House Goliath was scared of him.

With his clones all looking up to him, and all opposition fearing him, Juice has let his ego grow out of control. So much so that he recently had a new Juve volunteer to be sacrificed in his honour, blood used as war paint and flesh consumed to provide strength.

After the sacrifice Juice decided to extend his flesh up and out of his shoulders, growing a trophy rack to display the heads of his victim(s). Soon all of Sanctions Corner would know who he was, and he would be able to gather enough creds to buy/bribe a shuttle off this planet with his children and the cloning chambers.

- Juice is unaware that his pride has led to his fall. By worshiping himself he has inadvertently become a minion of the Dark Prince.
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Episode 3
Hive 1138
Children of Juice - Pickles

Rumours that Juice attained apotheosis, escaped off-world, or vanished into the warp began to spread, along with the stories of how he was the Saviour of Sanctions Corner, helping the downtrodden and underdogs, bringing light back into everyone’s lives. Small groups of rebels started forming gangs and uprising, calling themselves “Children of Juice” and praying to the new god.

Some of these various Juice cults gained the favour of “Juice “, however others were preyed upon by various nameless warp entities taking advantage of their desperation. One of these cults lead by Pickles, a True Child of Juice spouting a mutated chainarm, while gaining Juice’s favour were dwindling in numbers and struggling until Clarke showed up and helped them escape to seek a new opportunity.
Children of Juice, volume 2.

Biting his bloody lip Pickles held Slub down, everyone gathered around as he performed the ritual once again to try and garner Juice’s attention.

Echoes of dark whispers swirled in the periphery - it was working!. Breathing deeply he closed his eyes to Slub’s squirming and choking, reached out with his mind and made contact.

A word appeared in his mind, “Stimmhound”, and an associated feeling of inconsequence. That must have been that deranged bedraggled stimmer with the oily hair, reeking of bad booze!

Losing focus for a moment Pickles recalled his glorious charge into the fray, crushing one of the reviled Stimkrue underfoot with others wasting their ammo on him or foolishly throwing themselves off balconies at him only to break their own bones… then that shabby stimmer had rushed in….

Snapping his eyes wide open, Pickles wiped the drool from his chin and rose to his feet. Glancing briefly down at Slub’s twitching unconscious body, he knew what he had to do now, and why his defeat had not also lost him the favour of the great Juice.
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Episode 4
Helm’ayr’s Own
CoJ - Coco the Coward

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For this campaign the “Mr Macho Himself” model was reused as a new character “Nacho”, and I brought Pickles back as himself but a Forge Boss instead of Tyrant - in this group pict he is laying dead on the side, awaiting revival.
At Clarke’s word, Pickles and his remaining crew joined with Coco, a beast of a Goliath toting a giant crab claw arm - the mutations were becoming rife in the Children of Juice. Together sought to garner the favour of a fallen noble lord, but Coco proved to be a coward and Pickles was killed early on in their efforts.

Coco prayed over Pickles corpse, but Juice wasn’t listening and would not revive him. At least not at first. In his desperation for Juice’s favour Coco sacrificed more and more of his own crew, until the rotting and bloated body of Pickles rose up and started to feast on the fallen… but it wasn’t Juice, but Nurgle that was listening.

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The fallen lord claimed to be a descendant of Hem’ayr, and had secretly been gathering Chrono-crystals, but it was wasn’t until the final battle that anyone realised that they were all caught up in a time-loop. The noble was in fact his own grandfather, before he went back in time to found his great house and become the lord of hive primus itself.

The chrono-rituals caused a time bubble, everything inside seeming to be moving imperceptibly slowly, it could be that it was successful and he returned to his own time. Whatever the outcome, before the Ordos Chronos, Clarke was there, just outside the bubble, gathering recruits and pulling strings. He would soon step from the shadows to lead “Juice’s Heroes”, and become the real changer of ways.
Coco fought bravely against the enforcers, Helm’ayr’s ritual almost complete. Their foes withdrew, everything going to plan, but Juice wasn’t watching.

Pickles went rogue on the Orlocks, gnawing on fresh limbs and draining their blood with his face tentacles. Pickles needed to feast, and Coco’s sacrifices could never be enough. As he chased the fleeing gangers Pickles knew it was time for Pickles to move on.

Meatloaf and the Goatmen worked well together, taking down an ogryn he felt he had found his horned kin. Looking back as the ritual ramped up, swirling chrono-energy disturbing the very fabric of reality, he turned to the goats and they nodded at each other, all rushing to escape leaving Coco and the rest of the crew behind.

Despite his efforts, Coco would forever be labeled a Coward, or forgotten in the annals of time.
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Episode 5
Coming soon!
Juice’s Heroes - Clarke

“Clarke knows there is a difference between knowing what will happen, and living it.
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Hernia is a Juve/Prospect model that has been used in most gangs along the way. This was a little story I was going to post to the group from the first campaign, The Glorious Meatcakes, but didn’t finish.
HERNIA

Hernia thrashed as he struggled to pull out whatever tubes were down his nose and throat. He couldn’t think of anything beyond stopping these things from putting so much pressure on his face.

Suddenly there was light and some thumps, someone was hitting the side of the vat saying something about calming down. Squinting through the murky fluid a face came into view - it was Clarke, smiling while holding one thumb up.

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Coming to consciousness abruptly again and feeling as if he was choking, Hernia tried to rip at the tubes in his face. This time there was enough strength in his hands to start dislodging them, but he hadn’t taken them out very far when a pair of arms burst down into the fluid forcing them in place.

He could hear someone shouting, the words seeming to almost make sense “Hey, buddy, can you stop twisting around and grabbing the breathers? We can’t restrain you any more than we already have”.

Glancing down Hernia saw that in addition to the face tubes there were some coming out of his chest and stomach, and a dozen other places, then he saw that his hands and feet were chained to weights resting at the bottom of the vat and he smirked.

“It’s not funny, Hernia. I’ve told you a dozen times already - You keep yanking on these tubes and you will die again”. Clearly Clarke wasn’t happy about something, but Clarke was a bit of a know-it-all so Hernia smiled some more and gave him the finger, before slipping into slumber again.

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Gasping for air and feeling a chill like never before, Hernia realised he was half out of the vat and the irritating tubes were gone. Several people were around him, and he was being asked how he felt. His throat felt torn to shreds and he was exhausted, so he croaked “Tired”, to which the room filled with cheers and laughter.

He had been lifted to a table and was being cleaned of the vat-goo, when he Mr Macho Himself spoke to him “Welcome back, kid. You’ve been mostly dead for a while now, but you’ll be ok”. Rolling over he looked up at his glorious leader, and smiled as he let his eyes close.
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This story was because of the Resurrection card bringing him back, slightly unhinged and causing Fear.
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Originally made from an Orlock, for Yak14 - Neglected Youth comp.
 
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Might run a gang of munted muties before bringing Clarke back… 😳

The Munted. The Broken Legion
Hopeless miscreants on a pilgrimage to be healed by the power of Juice.

Every last one of them has Terminal Biology genesmithing “upgrade”.

…and if I can get this guy painted in time he might be the new leader.
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It’s still in light novel status.
Thing is, you see, this is only snippets of the story. My gaming group has been spammed with much, much more 🤣

Copy/paste from FYSC:

We started a new campaign on Jan 6 (missed opportunity for insurrection scenarios). I was going to have Clarke, with his oversized Missile Launcher, lead the next Juice gang, but decided to run a gang of munted dying desperadoes (all of which have Terminal Biology), and they needed someone to lead them in the search for Juice.

Introducing “Muntacus Maximus, aka Red Bull”, or should it be “Red Grox”?
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He is a 225 point Forge Tyrant, with a Grenade Launcher, Chain Axe, Armored undersuit, Furnace Plates, Reduced Bone Density - Strength, and Terminal Biology. …in the first battle, 3 of his followers died, two because opponents rolled 1 for the Terminal Biology, and the other because he couldn’t afford the Doc visit
 

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Muntacus has lead the Broken Legion into two battles now, and lost four souls. Hopefully they will have found their way to Juice, to live another life beyond this.

House Favours got him a power axe, so he is being upgraded.

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It has finally happened! @Malo caved and has added “Juice” as an Allegiance!❤️‍🔥

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So, if anyone wants to help Juice truly attain apotheosis, you can select him as an allegiance.

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We don’t have any specific rules for Juice Powers yet, so for now if you want to run your variant of Children of Juice/CoJ, just tell your campaign mates which of the chaos gods (or xenos/undivided) rules you will be using, and we can truly have a bunch of Juice cults popping up all over the Hive! 🤣

ps: we also need to make a Juice Alliance, with representatives, and Juice Favours at some point, but that can wait for now😁


Oh, I also finished the upgraded version of Muntacus Maximus (Muntacus Maximised), and have added him and his Gamorrean minions to the Finish Your Stuff Challenge (this link is the main thread).

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More pics and random words about Muntacus Maximised in the FYSC January Entry thread.
 
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It has finally happened! @Malo caved and has added “Juice” as an Allegiance!❤️‍🔥

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So, if anyone wants to help Juice truly attain apotheosis, you can select him as an allegiance.

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We don’t have any specific rules for Juice Powers yet, so for now if you want to run your variant of Children of Juice/CoJ, just tell your campaign mates which of the chaos gods (or xenos/undivided) rules you will be using, and we can truly have a bunch of Juice cults popping up all over the Hive! 🤣

ps: we also need to make a Juice Alliance, with representatives, and Juice Favours at some point, but that can wait for now😁


Oh, I also finished the upgraded version of Muntacus Maximus (Muntacus Maximised), and have added him and his Gamorrean minions to the Finish Your Stuff Challenge (this link is the main thread).

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More pics and random words about Muntacus Maximised in the FYSC January Entry thread.
Very exciting news. I must carefully consider my Juicy path forward…
 
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This campaign Muntacus has been bumbling around, and Clarke has arrived to help push things in the right direction. Bringing with him the Archeobest (Ambot) and Mr Spoot the Time Caterpillar who used to be a Cold Trader (psychic Bounty Hunter)….. but while I have drafted some text for this I have been building Stingray, the Goliath Beastmaster for Yakcomp 41.

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Wet paint and magnets!
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Mighty Juice, hear my prayer!

Im starting a campaign next month playing HOC goliath as a Cult of Juice, I’m not worthy to be called his child, but I was wondering if the almighty had any pointers or style choices when putting my starting list/minis together?

Give me the hunger Lord!
Amen

*the captain performs three Not Worthys*
 

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Mighty Juice, hear my prayer!

Im starting a campaign next month playing HOC goliath as a Cult of Juice, I’m not worthy to be called his child, but I was wondering if the almighty had any pointers or style choices when putting my starting list/minis together?

Give me the hunger Lord!
Amen

*the captain performs three Not Worthys*
Glad you’re drinking Juice 🤩 Each of the Children of Juice gangs that I have run have been different from each other, so go with whatever feels right for you.

More often than not I’ve put a lot more into the leader and champions than the chaff, sometimes entirely skipping gangers and just running a whole bunch of prospect meat-shields because of their Hot Headed and fast movement, or grenade tossing Bullies (except for one Specialist ganger cos free upgrade at start of campaigns).

Main thing seems to be, like Outcasts, the fodder rallying to a character of renown, and the Stimmers and Forge Bosses who do a lot of the heavy lifting.

Tyrants have usually been Natborn, with Tyrant’s Own and either Prime Specimen or Redundant Organs. Increasing base Movement and Toughness or Wounds.

For 10 creds you can make each of the minions have T5 with Dermal Hardening, but the difference between T4 and T5 isn’t as big as between T5 and T6. 🤷

Ps: I am but a humble servant of the great and merciful Juice, may He give you visions for how to build your mighty gang 😋

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On another note, Stingray & Steve the Sumpkroc are pretty much done, just need to get a better pict and wait for the paint to dry for fysc and yakcomp.


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Magnetised for lulz - Ride that Sumpkroc into battle!

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Introducing: the aspiring champion of Juice, HEMROID, and his chosen vatborn…
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(Minis put together and undercoated by the very generous yak @UndeadKing, we have yet to meet in battle, but I haven’t forgotten!)

HEMROID’s first steps on his path to glory:
 

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Introducing: the aspiring champion of Juice, HEMROID, and his chosen vatborn…
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(Minis put together and undercoated by the very generous yak @UndeadKing, we have yet to meet in battle, but I haven’t forgotten!)

HEMROID’s first steps on his path to glory:
Will definitely need to get a game in soon. Looking forward to seeing what you od with these!!!
 
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