Renegade Knight House Creation Tables

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Reason for Turning Renegade[edit]

Why did we turn renegade? (d15)
1–3 Ancient Oaths - Having long ago vowed to unconditionally support a Chapter, Legion, or group, the House followed their allies into heresy out of an inability or unwillingness to break their ancient oaths.
4–5 Stained Honour - When the House suffered some real or perceived slight at the hands of the Imperium, the House pitched a temper tantrum in reply, first lashing out at the group they perceived as responsible for this dishonour, then turning renegade entirely.
6–8 Consumed by the Warp - During the waxing and waning of the Warp in the millennia since the Heresy, their homeworld was consumed by a Warp Storm, cutting them off from any help. Facing sanity-rending horrors on all sides, those who failed to go down fighting were swiftly corrupted by Chaos.
9–10 Abandoned - Whether due to some bureaucratic error that saw them lost to history, deliberate malice on the part of the Imperium, or some other factor, this House found themselves utterly abandoned by the Imperium they once served and facing threats on all sides. The Knights of the House subsequently turned renegade in an effort to survive.
11-12 Hired Guns - More of a collection of mercenaries than a knightly House, theses pilots sell their services to the highest bidder, a habit that has corrupted their suits and world over time. They may be paid in slaves and material by a Chaos Warband or Hellforge, or they may simply travel about, selling their services to the highest bidder without any care for allegiance or loyalty.
13-14 Gang of Thieves - This group is little more then a large collection of Freeblades from all over the galaxy who have fallen to Chaos or otherwise abandoned the Imperium, bound together into a coherent group by a common cause. Whether they've joined forces in service to a common God or they believe themselves a brave band of outlaws (Merry Mechs if you will) fighting the good fight against the Imperium is up to you.
15 Never Fell - Whether they've served the Ruinous Powers since time immemorial or just showed up in the annuals of history one day serving Chaos, the House never encountered the Emperor or His Imperium, preventing them from ever truly 'falling' in the first place.


Who is our direct Sovereign? (d10)
1-4 The Dark Mechanicus or a specific Hellforge.
5-8 A specific Traitor Legion or Warband (Roll a d10 - 8 for Word Bearers, 10 for a Renegade Warband)
9 A specific Chaos God (Roll a d10 and select the result from the 'Chaos Worship' Table. If a Renegade Warband is your Sovereign, you may choose the same Chaos God as them or roll at random).
10 Independent.
Chaotic Sovereigns (1d10) (Ignore if your House's Sovereign is "Independent".)
1 Alpha Legion
2 Night Lords
3 Iron Warriors
4 Word Bearers
5 Black Legion
6 Emperor's Children
7 Death Guard
8 World Eaters
9 Thousand Sons
10 Renegade Warband
Chaos Worship (1d12) (Ignore if your House's Sovereign is "Independent".)
1–2 Chaos Undivided (If the Sovereign is the Black Legion, Word Bearers, Iron Warriors, Alpha Legion or Night Lords, this can be selected automatically)
3, 12 One of the minor gods, including Malal.
5-6 Slaanesh (If the Sovereign is the Emperor's Children, this is selected automatically)
4, 7 Nurgle (If the Sovereign is the Death Guard, this is selected automatically)
8, 11 Khorne (If the Sovereign is the World Eaters, this is selected automatically)
9-10 Tzeentch (If the Sovereign is the Thousand Sons, this is selected automatically)

Succession Laws[edit]

Succession Laws. Who inherits the Knight Titan and titles? (d5--do not roll if Independent; roll on eligibility table below to determine set of eligible inheritors; d6 if you want to include something custom.)
1 Gavelkind/Partible Titles and Knights are split between all eligible inheritors by lottery. Roll a d2; on a 1, an inheritor cannot inherit a second inheritance until all inheritors have at least one, nor a third until all have at least 2, and so on; on a 2, they can (the lottery can return the same winner for every item, in theory).
2 Gerontocracy All titles and Knights are given to the eldest eligible inheritor, who may distribute them as necessary (hopefully they're not in diapers!).
3 Feudal Elective All eligible inheritors vote on who all titles and Knights are given to, who may distribute them as necessary (hopefully they're not in diapers!). Politicking is fierce!
4 Peerage Each title and Knight follows a distinct inheritance scheme; roll again for the type of inheritance that is used for each.
5 Free Knights There is no inheritance structure; when a Knight and title become "up for grabs", they are fought over until someone holds it by might makes right.
6 Unique The House has come up with its own, no-doubt incredibly convoluted, succession laws.
Succession Laws. Who is eligible to inherit? (d6--do not roll if Independent)
1 Primogeniture Set of inheritors is children; only go to grandchildren if no children are alive. Full line of succession (when age based) is eldest child > second eldest child > ... > eldest child's eldest child > eldest child's second eldest child > ... > eldest sibling > second eldest sibling > ... > eldest sibling's eldest child and so on, where children > siblings > aunts and uncles > great-aunts and great-uncles, always going "laterally" across a generation before going "down", despite going "down" initially from the deceased.
2 Absolute Primogeniture Set of inheritors is children, but a dead child's children inherit for them. Full line of succession (when age based) is eldest child > eldest child's eldest child > eldest child's second eldest child > ... > second eldest child > second eldest child's eldest child > ... > eldest sibling > eldest sibling's eldest child and so on, where children > siblings > aunts and uncles > great-aunts and great-uncles, always going "down" a family line before going "laterally".
3 Seniority Set of inheritors is siblings first, always going "laterally" across a generation before going "down"; otherwise, follow primogeniture. Order of succession is eldest sibling > second eldest sibling > ... > eldest child > second eldest child > ... > eldest child's eldest child > ... > eldest sibling's eldest child and so on.
4 Feudal Commune Set of inheritors is entire family.
5 Meritocracy Set of inheritors is entire family; in addition, there is some process by which non-family members can become eligible as inheritors, although their families do not, so the inheritance will always return to the family eventually (a deceased non-family member counts as both sibling and child to the family member they inherited their titles or Knights from, but their family does not). Typical processes include being rewarded for doing extremely well in military service or being voted in by the family.
6 Tyranny The set of inheritors is always the current holder of the title to the Head of the Household; roll again for inheriting the Head of the Household title. If you prefer, this can be any other title, although this will always inevitably eventually result in the owner of that title taking the Head of the Household title by force.

Amount of Ceremony[edit]

Ceremony (d10)
1–2 Rigid - Daily sacrifices to the Dark Gods are common, and all knights are required to take part. If not Chaos-aligned, the House's daily ceremonies are highly ritualized, with breaches in formality being harshly punished.
3-4 Reasonable - Using ritual as a way to strengthen themselves, this House is unwilling to sell their souls to the Dark Gods for power. Those that haven't gone insane, that is.
5–6 Nonchalant - The House plays very fast and loose with the rules, and mostly just cares that they have giant robots. Most pilots will be raucous (and rakish) playboys (or girls). Any worship of the True Gods will be through actions and not words.
7–10 Divergent - Holding beliefs only the insanity of the Dark Mechanicus could harbour, from infesting their suits with Daemons to integrating xenos tech into their machines. Things are very different here.

House Demeanour[edit]

House Demeanour (d10)
1 Swift As The Wind - Going slowly and thinking things out? *BLAM* No.
2 Maim, Kill, Burn - Don't destroy everything? *BLAM* No.
3 No Mercy for the Weak - Let the enemy go so we can follow them? *BLAM* No.
4 Corruption Above All - Not being a possessed and mutated freak? *BLAM* No.
5 Scions of the True Omnissiah - Orthodoxy? *BLAM* No. Awesome Daemonic toys? Yes please.
6 See, But Don't Be Seen - Run onto the battlefield in colourful knights screaming like a maniac? *BLAM* No.
7 Suffer Not the Alien to Live - Xenos? *BLAM* No.
8 Suffer Not the Work of Loyalists - Loyalists? *BLAM* No.
9 Brothers in Battle - Hoes before bros? *BLAM* No.
10 Uphold the Dishonour of the House - Performing acts that can be remotely decent? *BLAM* No.

House Flaw[edit]

If one exists, what is the House's Flaw? (d10)
1 We Stand Alone - The House is isolationist and only attends battle when absolutely required by bonds of honour. As a result, many distrust the House and its intentions...
2 Honour Any Oath - The House is obsessed with honouring any and every oath, even when it would lead to the destruction of the House. They are often particularly brash.
3 Pride in the Colours - The House is obsessed with maintaining their colours, even going so far as to refuse the Eight Pointed Star or Sigils of the Dark Gods because it might obscure their insignia.
4 Our Way or the Highway - The Knights of the House listen to and understand the strategy of their Warmaster or employers... and then do what they were going to do anyway.
5 Faith in Suspicion - The House finds another Chaotic Host (or even another Fallen Knight House) particularly suspicious. They will fight with them if they must, but they would really prefer not to, as the number of tragic accidents and friendly fire incidents related to their presence may imply.
6 Enjoys “a Bit” of the Claret - There's a difference between (but nothing wrong with) killing the foe and killing them then splashing around in their blood.
7 Eye to Eye - The House hates any method of warfare other than running up to the enemy and stomping them into paste.
8 The Big Guns Never Tire - The House prefers to keep their enemies at range, to the point that this House cannot be relied upon to engage in close assault.
9 Blind Hatred - The presence of a particular, ancient foe on the battlefield drives the Knights beyond reason. You may roll on the House Allies and Enemies table, or select a faction of your choosing.
10 Local Cult - The practices of the House are weird and probably quite unsavory, even by the standards of their peers.

Figure of Legend[edit]

Figure of Legend (d100)
01-20 A great Hero from days of yore, Dark Age of Technology or before.
21-30 A mighty Knight who crusaded with the Warmaster himself (reroll if the Knight didn't fall during the Darkness of the Horus Heresy).
31-40 A true Scion of the Dark Gods who stood against the Loyalist Dogs.
41-50 A Baron
51-53 A Knight initiate
54-74 Just a regular Knight
75-78 An Idolator
79-85 A Knight's Consort
86-99 A peasant/member of the Fyrd/Cult
100 An outsider of your choice (Warmaster, Chaos Lord, Corrupted Official etc.).

Deeds of Legend (d100)
01-25 The figure is remembered as the bane of the Orks, to such an extent that his name is known to the vile greenskins even to this day.
26-50 The individual was a stalwart enemy of the servants of the Corpse Emperor and slew an Imperial Titan!
51-70 The hero led a glorious campaign against an Imperial army, driving the foe and bringing an entire sector into the Realm of Chaos.
71-85 The figure led an action against an Eldar craftworld, boarding it and inflicting grievous casualties before withdrawing.

He and his House are especially hated by the pernicious Eldar, for whom the event is still fresh and raw.

86-90 The hero was lost to his House to a warp breach, yet his descendants have cause to believe he lives still and may one day return to them in glory.
91-95 The hero was the first to face some newly discovered alien race, and ultimately responsible for its total destruction. Centuries later, only the House remembers the name of the race, so utterly was it and its works cast down.
96-100 The hero led his House in many glorious campaigns, slaying hundreds of the enemy’s greatest champions. In the end, he was brought down by the House’s enemies, and is a reminder to all Nobles of their dark destiny.

Domain Size[edit]

Size of our Domain(d10)
1-3 Tiny, just the Homeworld/System
4-8 Sizable, several star systems
9-10 Immense -- "My son, some day all of that will be yours."


House Homeworld (d100)
01-10 Feral World
11-20 Feudal World
21-30 Industrial World
31-40 Agri World
41-45 Prison Planet
46-50 Hive World
51-55 Forge World
56-60 Dead World
61-70 Fortress World
71-75 Death World
76-80 Daemon World (Re-roll if your House is "Independent")
81-90 N/A (Independent) (if Independent was chosen in the sovereign table, this can be chosen by default)
91-95 Stationary non-planet, such as a debris field, an asteroid belt or a deep-space station
96-100 Space Hulk

Homeworld terrain (d100)
1–20 Jungle
21–30 Desert
31-45 Warp-twisted, roll again for the base terrain, automatic for Daemon Worlds
46–50 Ice
51–55 Ocean
56–70 Wasteland
71–75 Volcanic
76-85 Dead
86–95 Toxic
96–100 Airless

Homeworld Rule[edit]

Rule of homeworld (d10)
1-4 Direct Rule - "So I have written, so shall it ever be."
5-7 Stewardship - "Hi, Planetary Governor? It's me, the Baron. Just calling you to remind you that I outrank you, even if I don't do anything."
8-10 Distant rule - "Rule? That's peasant's work! I've got things to kill for the Dark Gods!"

House Hierarchy[edit]

House Hierarchy (d10)
1-3 Strict
4-6 Flexible
7-10 Every Knight for himself!

Preferred Combat Doctrine[edit]

Combat doctrine (d10)
1 Close Combat
2 Ranged Combat
3 Armoured Assault
4 Stealth
5 Lightning Strike
6 Planet Strike Vanguard
7 Long Range Operations
8 Siege
9 Shock and Awe
10 Terror

Preferred Knight Variant[edit]

Preferred Knight variant (d100)
01–15 Knight Rampager
16–30 Knight Despoiler
31-15 Knight Desecrator
45-55 Knights of Slannesh (Knights may choose this if their Sovereign is Emperor's Children or Slannesh. Disregard if the Sovereign is not Emperor's Children or Slannesh.)
56-70 Knight Tyrant
71–80 Knight Abhorrent Type (Disregard if the Sovereign is Independent.)
81–89 Some unspeakable...thing for which there can be no true description.
91-95 Knight Questoris Type
96-100 No particular preference


Specialty restrictions (units the house has few of or cannot field) - Do not roll if No Particular Preference was selected (d100)
01–20 No restrictions
21–30 Knight Rampager
31-40 Knight Desecrator
41-50 Knight Abhorrent Type (Knights may take it automatically if their sovereign is Independent)
51-65 Knight Despoiler
66-80 Knight Tyrant
81-95 Knights of Slaanesh (Knights may take it automatically if their sovereign is World Eaters, Khorne, or Independent. Disregard if the Sovereign is Slannesh or Emperor's Children)
96-100 Roll Twice on this Chart or choose something truly unusual (i.e., the House has no Sacristans, there are no supporting Cultists/Slave Militia, etc.)

House Beliefs[edit]

What form do the House's beliefs take? (d100)
01-25 Revere the True Omnissiah - "He's the Dark Gods. Or the Dark Gods are him. Look, the point is there's machines, cogs, and it's all really cool. "
26-50 Dark Gods Above All - "I don't mind praying in the Chapel while sacrifices are made once a week. I mind praying to the arc welder ten times a day."
51-65 Honor Amongst Thieves - "We betrayed the Imperium not our own House."
66-75 Honour the Ancestors - "Old members of our House are better than your guys."
81-85 Totem Creature - "You know how we've got a horse as our House symbol? Yeah, we're going to stick that everywhere."
86-90 Dark Mechanicus Scions - "We're here for the STC fragments. Your Hive is collateral damage."
91-95 Purity of Man - "Technology makes you weak. Only our giant battle mech are allowed."
96-100 Esoteric Beliefs - "Get me the calipers and nails! Ol' Bessy got herself another trophy!"

House Combat Strength[edit]

At what strength is the House? (d10)
1 Few, but Proud: The last remnants of a once proud House, these warriors are few in number. Each Knight is a precious relic that is maintained with what resources the House has left. Every battle is a struggle for survival, every loss irreplaceable.
2-4 Under Strength: The House is recovering from a defeat or accident that occurred several decades ago, or has recently suffered heavy, but not irrecoverable losses. It is probably at a minimum of half strength, and should return to nominal strength within several decades. Connections with the Dark Mechanicus may accelerate this process.
5-9 Nominal: The House can field several Strongholds of Knights, enough to defend its fiefdoms and fulfill its obligations for the Ruinous Powers and Dark Mechanicus
10 Over Strength: Some Houses, through luck, long history , ties to a powerful Forge World or some sort of Unspeakable bargain with the Dark Gods can field large numbers of Knights. The daily roll call for Knights, consorts, idolators and their offspring takes up an exasperating amount of time.

House Allies & Enemies[edit]

House allies. Who has our back? (d100)
1-5 Warmaster Abaddon
6-10 Populace of a waning Imperial Planet
11-15 Corrupt Governor or other high-ranking Imperial official
16-30 Chaos warband or specific Chaos Lord
31-35 Rogue Psyker Cult
36-40 Dark Mechanicus/Traitor Titan Legion
41-50 Chaos Cult. Re-roll if your House is "Independent".
51-75 Specific group of Imperial Loyalists (Imperial Guard regiments, Planetary officals, Loyal Forge Worlds, an Imperial Knight house etc. etc.) who either think they deal with fellow Corpse Worshippers or can be easily tricked and manipulated to serve your own foul ends whether they know it or not
76-80 Rogue Inquisitor
81-85 Specific Chaos Xenos or simply other xenos groups whom they share mutual goals with. See Minor Xenos Table below
86-95 A loyalist Astartes chapter who's heretical/radical ideals led them to do back-room deals with your House.
96-100 Specific Daemon Prince, Greater Daemon, or other powerful daemon. If your House is Independent; said daemon is covertly supporting and manipulating the House from the sidelines to suit the daemon's needs.

Who are the House's enemies?(d100)
01-02 Roll on House Friends table
3-14 The Orks (alternatively, you may select a particular Waaagh! or Warboss)
15-32 The Eldar, Probably one of their Knight Houses (alternatively, you may select a particular Craftworld or leader)
33-41 Imperial Knight house!
42-51 A Rival Renegade Knight house!
52-62 The Tyranids (alternatively, you may select a particular Hive Fleet)
63-72 Space Marines (you should choose a particular warband or Chapter)
72-79 A particular Primarch.
80-87 Adeptus Mechanicus.
88-97 The Dark Eldar (alternatively, you may select a particular Kabal or leader).
97-100 Other (choose one force or group, such as aliens (see below) or heretics or a specific cult)

Minor Xenos Species/Empires(1d100)
1-10 Tau Empire (alternatively, you may select a particular Tau force or leader)
11-20 Hrud
21-30 Fra'al
31-40 Uluméathic League
41-50 Yu'vath/Legacy of the Yu'vath/Rak'gol
51-60 Enslavers
61-65 Bargesi
66-70 Tarrelians
71-75 Thyrrus
76-80 Hellgrammite
81-85 Loxatl
85-90 Saharduin
91-92 Xenarch
93-95 Cythor Fiends
96-97 Nightmare-Engines of the Pale Wasting
98-100 Other Xenos Species (pick one or roll/write one up)

Other Stuff[edit]

Lastly, add a name, colours, and heraldry. Chaos Gods help us all.

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Xenos Creature Creator - Dark Eldar Kabal - Eldar Craftworld - Harlequin Masque - Genestealer Cult
Necron Dynasty - Ork Klan - Tau Cadre - Tyranid Hive Fleet

Forge World Generator - Dark Mechanicus Forge World Generator - Planet Generator - Solar System Generator

Vehicles of the Imperium of Man
Walkers Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought - Contemptor-Incaendius Dreadnought - Death Company Dreadnought
Deathwatch Dreadnought - Dreadnought - Nemesis Dreadknight - Doomglaive Dreadnought - Furioso Dreadnought
Ironstrider Ballistarius - Invictor Tactical Warsuit - Librarian Dreadnought - Mortifier - Mortis Dreadnought
Onager Dunecrawler - Penitent Engine - Redemptor Dreadnought - Sentinel - Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought
Sydonian Dragoon - Telemon Heavy Dreadnought - Wulfen Dreadnought - Paragon Warsuit
Transports Aurox - Chimera - Coronus Grav Carrier - Crassus Armored Assault Transport - Goliath Truck
Gorgon Armored Assault Transport - Hades Breaching Drill - Immolator - Impulsor - Macro-Hauler
Pegasus AAV - Razorback Transport - Repressor - Rhino - Road-Wheeler - Taurox - Testudo
Titan Train - Trojan Support Vehicle - Triaros Armoured Conveyer - Tunneling Transport Vehicles
Atlas Recovery Tank - Achilles Ridgerunner - Bane Wolf - Bike Squad - Centaur Utility Vehicle
Cyclops Demolition Vehicle - Devil Dog - Galvanic Servohauler - Hellhound - Invader ATV - Land Crawler
Pegasus AFV - Salamander Reconnaissance Tank - Scylla Light Tank - Siegfried - Squat Bike - Squat Trike
Tauros - Tectonic Fragdrill - Venator - Wolfquad
Castigator Tank - Caladius Grav-Tank - Gladiator Tank - Krios Battle Tank - Land Raider
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Predator - Ragnarok - Repulsor Tank - Sabre Tank Hunter
Sicaran Battle Tank - Spartan Assault Tank - Vindicator
Ordnance Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Deathstrike Missile Launcher
Exorcist - Goliath Mega-Cannon - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier - Hunter - Hydra Flak Tank
Land Train - Legion Arquitor Bombard - Manticore Launcher Tank - Medusa Siege Gun
Rapier Armoured Carrier - Stalker - Thunderfire Cannon - Whirlwind - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Astraeus - Baneblade - Capitol Imperialis - Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer - Colossus War Machine
Cyclops War Machine - Fellblade - Leviathan - Macharius Heavy Tank - Macrocarid Explorator
Malcador Heavy Tank - Mastodon - Ordinatus - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Skimmers Dawneagle Jetbike - Gyrfalcon Pattern Jetbike - Imperial Jetbike - Javelin Attack Speeder
Grav-Cutter - Grav-Rhino - Kharon - Land Speeder - Land Speeder Vengeance
Pulpit of Saint Holline's Basilica - Skorpius Hover Tank - Stormrider - Storm Speeder
Pallas Grav-Attack
Flyers Archaeocopter - Ares Gunship - Caestus Assault Ram - Container Transporter - Corvus Blackstar
Fire Raptor - Iron Eagle Gyrocopter - Nephilim Jetfighter - Orgus Flyer - Orion Gunship - Overlord Gunship
Overlord Armoured Airship - Sky Talon - Space Marine Landing Craft - Storm Eagle - Stormbird
Stormhawk - Chiropteran - Stormraven - Stormtalon - Stormwolf - Thunderhawk - Valkyrie - Vendetta
Fighters &
Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Marauder Bomber
Stormfang - Thunderbolt Fighter - Xiphon Interceptor
Spacecraft Aquila Lander - Arvus Lighter - Boarding Torpedo - Devourer Dropship - Drop Pod
Faustus Interceptor - Fury Interceptor - Gun-Cutter - Shark Assault Boat
Starhawk Bomber - Tetrarch Heavy Lander
Titans Imperial Knight - Warhound Scout Titan - Reaver Battle Titan - Warlord Battle Titan
Warbringer Nemesis Titan - Warmaster Heavy Battle Titan - Emperor Battle Titan