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FAQ about the Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions
The Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions was one of the Jungle’s first Themed Army Ideas, and over the years, I’ve received a few e-mails about them. Here's everything you might want to know about the "Drowboys"…. 

Where did the name "Ozone Scorpions" come from? 
Is there any "fluff" for the Ozone Scorpions? 
Where are the Ozone Scorpions based?
How did the Ozone Scorpions get their unusual skin color? 
What's the Scorpions' symbol? 
What's the Archon's name and how is it pronounced?
Why didn't the Tigers execute Lynatharr when they had the chance?
Why would the other Dark Eldar rescue their captured leader? 
 

Where did the name “Ozone Scorpions” come from?
Like Jack Nicholson said in Batman, “I just like the sound of it.” I took ozone from the title of a Led Zeppelin song (“Ozone Baby”) and scorpions from my astrological sign (yeah, I’m a Scorpio. Could you tell?).

I devised a silver and blue color scheme for the Scorpions; coincidentally, ozone (a gas) is blue.

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Is there any fluff for the Ozone Scorpions?
If you're looking for the Scorpions' background story, check out the Allies and Enemies page as well as their Themed Army description. Briefly, the Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions were exiled from Commorragh, enslaved the native people of Veda, and were defeated by the Fighting Tigers in their first mission as a new Space Marine Chapter. They’ve been on the run ever since.

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Where are the Ozone Scorpions based?
When the Tigers drove them from Veda, the Scorps fled into the Maelstrom, an area of space similar to the infamous Eye of Terror. Their lair is beneath a cobalt/ammonium desert on an otherwise unihabited planet. From time to time, they’ve emerged to bedevil the Imperium.

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How did the Ozone Scorpions get their unusual skin color?
Close-up view of an Ozone ScorpionI painted the Scorpions with Chaos Black skin (highlighted with Enchanted Blue) and Skull White/Mithril Silver hair to match the description of the Drow, the Dark Elves of AD&D. For fluff purposes, I explain that they wandered deep into the Maelstrom and were mutated by exposure to radiation.

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What's the Scorpions' symbol?
A corrupted version of the Eldar Striking Scorpion rune. The Ozone Scorpions display their symbol (below left) on their Raiders and jetbikes.

By the way, this is not the first time I've collected an Ozone Scorpions army. Back during the "Rogue Trader" days (the 1st Edition of Warhammer 40,000), I had a pirate army made up of mostly Eldar. These original Ozone Scorpions had a banner (below right), which I've since used to decorate one of my bunkers. 

Symbol of the Kabal of the Ozone ScorpionsOriginal Ozone Scorpion symbol
Left:Current Ozone Scorpion rune

Right:"Rogue Trader"-era banner with red "m" symbol, 
derived from the astrological sign for Scorpio. 
The red "m" was the original Ozone Scorpion emblem (circa 1988)

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What's the Archon's name and how is it pronounced?
Syryx Lynatharr was the name of a half-Drow villain from my (defunct, alas) AD&D campaign. It’s pronounced SEAR (like "near") -icks (like "sticks") LIN (like "thin") -a-thar (like "car"). 

Syryx Lynathar, Archon of the Ozone Scorpions
Above: Syryx Lynatharr. 
He may have a funny name, but I bet you won't tell him to his face

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Why didn't the Tigers execute Lynatharr when they had the chance?
At one point, the Fighting Tigers captured Syryx Lynatharr, but they did not kill him. To the Tigers, death—even slow, painful death—is too merciful a punishment for the worst of the Emperor’s foes. Instead, the Tigers incarcerated him alive but conscious inside a stasis chamber, where he would be trapped frozen in time.

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? And it probably wasn’t for the first few days. But while his body was unable to move, his mind was free to wander—but unable to know what was going on outside the stasis chamber. He was trapped with his own thoughts and nothing else. Think of it as a more intense form of solitary confinement—slow torture through unrelenting boredom. 

Lynatharr was confined like this for 800 years, not needing to “feed,” sleep, or breathe—but not able to move or interact with anyone or anything. He was accidentally freed during the attack on the Tigers by the Warband Bloodcomet and was quickly recovered by his followers (who had been secretly watching Veda).

The inspiration for Lynatharr’s imprisonment, by the way, is from a Stephen King short story called “The Jaunt.” You can find it in his book Skeleton Crew.

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Why would the other Dark Eldar rescue their captured leader?
Not because they're nice people, but because without him they would have no hope of defeating the rival Kabals and returning to Commorragh.
 

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Related Pages
Background story of the Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions
Themed Army Idea
From Idea to Reality: How I built the Ozone Scorpion army
The Gray Tiger: Ozone Scorpions return to Veda (fiction)
Tooth and Claw: Scorpions battle Space Wolves (campaign)
More links to the Ozone Scorpions

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