Skitarii Army Creation Table

This table was created by fa/tg/uys in order to generate a Mechanicus Skitarii force.


Recruitment (roll 1d3 times) d100
Menial: The indentured masses toiling in the hive-workshops of Forge Worlds are often conscripted into the ranks of the Skitarii. 1-20
Vat-grown: These clones were born away from the grasp of unclean nature, and created to fulfill whatever exacting criteria their masters had in mind. 21-30
Penal Legion: Criminals with the right physical aptitudes, rather than being converted into servitors, may find themselves pressed into the ranks of the Skitarii. 31-40
Slaves: Low on raw materials, the Mechanicus simply purchased these recruits from offworld merchants as was convenient. 41-50
Pilgrims: The teachings of the Mechanicus draw a constant stream of pilgrims from across the sector, who offer themselves up to the Mechanicus in hopes of becoming blessed instruments of the Omnissiah's judgement. 51-60
Firstborn: The eldest child in every home is taken into the Legion as their world's tribute or penance to the Omnissiah. 61-70
Breeding Program: The product of a generations long experiment of the Divisio Biologis, these men were born to be the finest raw materials for the Skitarii Legions. 71-80
Honored Veterans: Human defenders of the Forge, proven warriors may earn the right to prolong their service beyond the mortal span. 81-90
Knight Worlders: These Skitarii are drawn exclusively from the techno-feudal dominion of a Knight World. From disgraced nobles to starving serfs, all find a place in the Legion. 91-99
Failed Princeps Candidates: These men once had the power of the God Machines within their reach. Having failed in their ambitions and shamefully survived, they swore themselves to the Skitarii legions in an attempt to erase their failure. Now they fight the Omnissiah's enemies under the shadow of their former peers. 100


Forge World Primary Function d10
Factory: This Forge-World is a valuable manufacturing center, supplying countless Imperial worlds, and its Skitarii. 1-8
Weapons Development Facility: Here Tech-priests pour over the sacred STC canon looking for new weapon designs, and test those designs recovered by Explorator fleets. 9
Exploratory Vessel: SPAAACE! This Legion has the honor of serving aboard an Explorator fleet, bringing the light of Knowledge to the far reaches of the galaxy, and defending the Tech-priests as they continue on the Quest for Knowledge. 10


Glitches d100
Noospheric Babel: Receivers and transceivers act up, and occasionally the Maniple's noospheric aura undergoes dramatic reversals, scrambling the languages of the maniple and their Tech-priests and removing the ability of any of those affected to communicate with others outside the noospheric cluster. These reversals last for minutes or years before reverting to normal. 01
Cybernetic Cortex Reboot: The systems of the Maniple are very delicate and require the highest degree of maintenance. A failure to provide correct rituals causes entire Maniples to cease to function until the holy rites of resuscitation can be enacted. 02-05
Defective Omnispexes: Erratic flaws in the programming of the Maniple's omnispexes occasionally produce persistent sensor ghosts or inability to detect clearly visible foes, particularly at long range. The source of these flaws has never been found. 06-10
Priority Collapse: The systems used for distinguishing high-priority mandates from low-priority suggested approaches is persistently flaky, and as a result the maniple has been programmed to treat all orders as priority:Maximum. 11-20
Ionic Flux: Small power surges in cybernetics that cause shocks and can occasionally lead to failure of augmetic limbs and internal components. 21-30
No Glitches: This Legion is pure before the Omnissiah 31-70
Binaric Cult: A secret religion is emerging among the Skitarii, based on a strange interpretation of the Omnissiah. No matter how many times the Legion is data purged, the anomaly always reemerges. 71-80
Memetic Furor: The psycho-surgery governing emotion in a single Skitarius comes undone. The memetic virus quickly spreads and the suppressed humanity of the Maniple is set loose, with the Skitarii exhibiting the full spectrum of emotions from dizzying joy to psychotic hatred. 81-90
Relentless Recall: Skitarii of the Maniple persistently regain pre-recruitment memories, no matter how many times they are mind-scourged. 91-95
The Silicon Animus: Kastelan units assigned to this legion have been purged repeatedly due to disturbing signs that they were developing into Abominable Intelligences. 96-99
Undeath Protocol: The Skitarii cannot process the death of their Alpha, acting as if he was still alive even if presented with the corpse. As the symptoms worsen the entire Maniple acts on orders that were never given, and when confronted claims that the deceased Alpha issued the commands. 100


When was this Legion created? (d100)
1–5 Before M30: Pre-Great Crusade (Roll again on this table to determine when they were discovered by the rest of the Mechanicus, re-roll if you get this value again)
6–15 M30-M31:Great Crusade: Has been fighting in the name of the Omnissiah and the Imperium since before the Emprah decided to take that long bathroom break.
16-20 Early M31: Horus Heresy: Managed to join the correct side of Mankind's most devastating civil war.
21–30 Early M31: The Great Scouring (Shortly after the Horus Heresy): Got to join in on the hunt for the traitors.
31–40 M31-M32: Time of Rebirth: Raised to help with the devastation caused by the Ork rampage under the beast.
41–50 M32-M35: The Forging: Fortunate enough to have been equipped when things were relatively calm.
51–60 M36: Age of Apostasy: The Mechanicus refused to accept the bullshit of Goge Vandire and openly declared against the dictator ruining the Imperium.
61–70 M37: Age of Redemption: Raised to help shore up the defenses after yet another civil war.
71–80 M38: The Waning: Created in the vainglorius attempts to take over the galaxy, the legion has experience in dealing with supply issues.
81–95 M41: The Time of Ending: As the Necrons and Tyranids arrive and the galaxy is torn in half by the greatest warp rift of all time, this legion was raised in a desperate attempt to throw more stuff to the frontline.
96–100 Unknown Age: For whatever reason, nobody knows when this Legion was created. Come up with your own explanation or leave it a mystery.

Purpose for raising this Legion (d6)
1 Meeting Quotas - It came time to raise another Legion of Skitarii in order to meet required needs, simple as that.
2 Oracle of the Omnissiah - The Omnissiah itself specifically ordered the creation of this Legion, so they say.
3 Enemy at the Gates - While under attack, a Forge World raised a completely new Legion to hold back the offensive. Long after the battle was over, these Skitarii continue to fight.
4 Expedition - This Legion was raised as part of an expedition to find lost technologies, defend the tech-priests, and eliminate those who taint the Omnissiah's holy works. Can be directly selected for a Legion attached to an explorator fleet.
5 Omnissiah wills it! - The Imperium is on Crusade once more, and these Skitarii were raised to fight through this holy campaign alongside the rest of the Imperial forces.
6 Reinforcements - Created to reinforce an already existing group of Imperial and/or Mechanicus forces


Great Deeds (d100)
1–5 Remnants of the Dark Age: Discovered a valuable STC fragment.
6–10 Exemplars of Mars: Defeated the Tau in a massive gunbattle and captured a high ranking Ethereal for the Biologis.
11–20 Cunning Hunters: In the ruins of a destroyed hive city, the Legion lured an infamous Kytan daemon engine into a trap and destroyed it.
21–30 Red Guardians: Successfully extracted important Tech-Priests who were trapped on a Hive World during a Chaos uprising.
31–40 Scorched Earth: Destroyed an enemy weapon manufacturing hub, securing an Imperial victory, and eliminating a blasphemy against the Omnissiah.
41–50 Explorators: Established a entirely new Forge-World in the name of the Omnissiah.
51–60 Soldier-Savants: Successfully modified a prior STC into a brand new pattern, which now has widespread use within parts of the Imperium.
61–70 Iron Gauntlet: Crushed a heretek rebellion with such force that their planet will not be livable for millennia.
71–80 Deus Pura: Was able to not only disable a traitor Titan, but also to purge its interior and purify the machine spirit; reclaiming a valuable weapon for the Adeptus Titanicus.
81–95 Defenders of the Faith: After being accused of heresy for worshiping the Omnissiah, the Maniple proved their righteousness by holding off a siege from particularly zealous Imperial allies until their name was cleared by Father Mars, and the Fabricator-General.
96–100 Lost to the Warp: The Legion was once left tattered and broken by a Warp drive malfunction, stranding the survivors far from their Forge-World, low on supplies. They however, through much effort, made their way back, and rebuilt.

Figures of Legend (d100)
1–20 Alpha: A Skitarii Alpha known throughout the Mechanicus and even the Imperium for being an incredible warrior. Even a few mighty Astartes recognized his abilities. He met his untimely demise not on the field of battle, but through a failure in his augmentations.
21-40 Ranger: This feared ranger hunted a cabal of dangerous hereteks across the segmentum, eliminating them one by one across a dozen worlds. When the last traitor fled into the eye for terror, the Ranger hunted him even there.
41-60 Vanguard: This Vanguard valiantly defended the Forge World from Ork invasion. He famously stood against the Ork warboss, killing it with his Plasma Caliver and breaking the Greenskins invasion's back with that single shot. He died of his wounds and was disassembled by the Techpriests. The slightest quirks and oddities found in his augmetics are now standard across the Legion.
61-80 Master of Skitarii: A Forge World was saved from being consumed by the Tyranid fleet thanks to a new and innovative strategy thought of by this Master of Skitarii, which drew the Tyranid beasts into a trap, exterminating them completely.
81-90 Fresh-Forged: One of tens of thousands on the field, in the chaos of battle this Fresh-Forged rescued the Princeps of a fallen Titan and safely transported him away from the front lines. He would be inducted into the Secutarii and serve as the Princep's bodyguard for the remainder of his life.
91-100 Sydonian Dragoon: This Dragoon led his men against the deadly Eldar. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Dragoon nonetheless forced the enemy into a stalemate, killing so many of the xenos that they retreated in dismay and disappeared. The Dragoon is long dead, and the Eldar have never again set foot on his world.

Enemies and AlliesEdit

Legion Allies (d100)
1-20 Adeptus Mechanicus Forgeworld
21-30 Titan Legion
31-40 Imperial Knight Household
41-45 Adeptus Astartes Chapter
46-50 Adeptus Astra Telepathica
51-55 Adeptus Arbites
56-58 Astropaths
59-63 Chartist Captains
64-66 Ecclesiarchy
67-71 Imperial Guard Regiment
72-80 Imperial Navy
81-85 Inquisition
86-90 Navigators
91-93 Officio Assassinorum
94-96 Planetary Defence Force Regiment
97-98 A Rogue Trader Dynasty
99 Schola Progenium
100 Scholastica Psykana

Legion Enemies (d100)
1-2 Roll on the "Legion Allies" table.
3-31 Orks
32-42 Eldar
43-51 Tyranids
52-68 Chaos Space Marines
69-79 Chaos Daemons
80-87 Tau
88-96 Dark Eldar
97-100 Other Xenos

In ConclusionEdit

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