Transcription of a very silly conversation between myself and a prominent Black Library author (Him).
Me: Dearly Beloved and I have all sorts of stupid conversations when driving places, but this one was one I thought you should have an input into.“If the Primarchs were all from the UK, where would they be from?” The only ones we could really firm up were:-
Angron – Glasgow. Because of the short, violent ginger connotations.
Sanguinius – Buckinghamshire. Because he’s so posh.
Ferrus Manus – somewhere in Yorkshire. Probably Sheffield. Because he works in my head with a Yorkshire accent. “Ee, trouble at t’mill, our Fulgrim.”
Jaghati Khan – East Anglia, where it’s nice and flat for him to ride his bike around. Norwich, maybe.
Him: I think Russ may be a Scouser. Or he’s from Guildford and he has issues.
Me: Ah, Liverpool. The only place in this country where I’ve had to ask someone speaking my own language to repeat themselves about four times. And now I live near Newcastle where they sound drunk even when they’re not. From Guildford with issues. You wouldn’t believe how many of my friends that brings to mind…
Him: From Guildford With Issues was actually the title of an Ian Fleming novel that never made the cut. 😉
Me: Note to self: only open emails from you when I DON’T have mouthful of tea.
Him: I thank you.
Me: (Returning to the subject) Mortarion is from Sellafield.
Him: And Alpharius is twinned with Boulogne.
Me: Fulgrim is from Kensington and Lorgar is from Oxford.
Him: So is Magnus for Glastonbury, Brighton or Milton Keynes?
Me: I think Glastonbury probably works better for him, with all the mystical connotations.
Roboute Guilliman should be from Milton Keynes. In my head he engenders uniform housing estates and endless roundabouts.