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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby David Earle » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:20 am

revelation wrote:I wouldn't say that's scant lore actually. That lore covers 2 authors and 3 separate series. I'm not as comprehensively read as some in here, but it seems to me that the concept of "blanks" is pretty closely related to Dan Abnett's conception of them.


I meant Exorcist lore, actually. The only thing I've seen them in is Deathwatch.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby revelation » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:22 am

Ah yeah. Got it. Yeah, there's not much Exorcist lore out there.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby sam vimes » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:33 pm

revelation wrote:Ah yeah. Got it. Yeah, there's not much Exorcist lore out there.

About all I could find on them rev:

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Exorcists
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby SIngemeister » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:21 pm

During the Great Crusade, how did the Imperium deal with the language barrier between itself and new cultures? Space Marines eating brains and teaching the languages to other people?
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby David Earle » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:17 pm

Everyone spoke Gothic perfectly. Except the White Scars.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby revelation » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:05 pm

David Earle wrote:Everyone spoke Gothic perfectly. Except the White Scars.


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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby revelation » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:50 am

SIngemeister wrote:During the Great Crusade, how did the Imperium deal with the language barrier between itself and new cultures? Space Marines eating brains and teaching the languages to other people?


Maybe all the Expeditionary Fleets had linguists aboard that could help with translations as well as software/computer technology that could translate.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby Blinded » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:57 pm

Okay, so here's a random question: Do Adepta Sororitas swear oaths of Celibacy?

My impression is that this depends on their Order's traditions, very much like how different sects of Imperial Cult have different practices.

Though I also think those who are not swearing such oaths would not be all that inclined to marriage or having a material life, and children would be sent off to Schola.

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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby Liliedhe » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:34 pm

Definitely not all orders, there is a Battle Sister who has an affair in one of the Cain books. But she is retired and teaching at the Scholam.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby Blinded » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:34 pm

Yeah... the one involving a crazy Inquisitor and giving psychic powers to non-psychics IIRC.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby SIngemeister » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:05 pm

Liliedhe wrote:Definitely not all orders, there is a Battle Sister who has an affair in one of the Cain books. But she is retired and teaching at the Scholam.


Isn't the implication that they're totally welcome to have a bit of carnal fun, but most of them are so totally devoted to Big-E Smalls that they don't bother.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby sam vimes » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:04 pm

Wonder if the big E cured the common cold? As im suffering from one lol
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby Xisor » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:14 pm

sam vimes wrote:Wonder if the big E cured the common cold? As im suffering from one lol


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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby sam vimes » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:45 am

Xisor wrote:
sam vimes wrote:Wonder if the big E cured the common cold? As im suffering from one lol


Spoiler: Secret deal with Nurgle ;)


Good lol as there has to be some hope in 40k
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby SIngemeister » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:27 am

sam vimes wrote:
Xisor wrote:
sam vimes wrote:Wonder if the big E cured the common cold? As im suffering from one lol


Spoiler: Secret deal with Nurgle ;)


Good lol as there has to be some hope in 40k



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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby sam vimes » Sun May 31, 2015 3:42 pm

Is Chaplain Boreas still alive? mental blank can't recall
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:37 pm

sam vimes wrote:Is Chaplain Boreas still alive? mental blank can't recall


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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby sam vimes » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:10 am

Bugger nuts I thought so been looking for my copy found it sandwiched between the sundering and sigmar collections oddly.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby revelation » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:24 am

I've always kind of wondered about this, but never was able to really formulate a satisfactory answer. What purpose did Chaplains serve during the HH era? In an Imperium that was secular why the need for them and why the religious terminology, the term Chaplain? It seems problematic & somewhat confusing. Would it have been a bit more convincing/believable to have come up with a different name for this role in the 30k setting and to state that it eventually evolved into a more "faith" oriented role once the Imperial Creed became prevalent?

Then again, even in a "modern" 40k setting, the concept of a 40k Chaplain feels slightly off considering most Space Marine chapters don't consider the Emperor a god, rather just the most exemplary and most powerful human to ever live.
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Re: General 40K Lore Q&A

Postby Xisor » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:29 pm

revelation wrote:I've always kind of wondered about this, but never was able to really formulate a satisfactory answer. What purpose did Chaplains serve during the HH era? In an Imperium that was secular why the need for them and why the religious terminology, the term Chaplain? It seems problematic & somewhat confusing. Would it have been a bit more convincing/believable to have come up with a different name for this role in the 30k setting and to state that it eventually evolved into a more "faith" oriented role once the Imperial Creed became prevalent?

Then again, even in a "modern" 40k setting, the concept of a 40k Chaplain, feels slightly off considering most Space Marine chapters don't consider the Emperor a god, rather just the most exemplary and most powerful human to ever live.

I get ya. In 40k at least, the ancestor worshipiness and dogma at least makes sense, even if less theistic. More priestly/druid/spiritual than clergy.

In HH, however, Chaplain is indeed a problem. Astatres Iterators is really the gist of it. But they could have been seen as much more political animals, much more on the propaganda war, much more about the rules and regulations are important, not just whatever...

There's depth there. All the meat of The Thick Of It is basically around toeing the line and the Orwellian rewriting of what people know to be true. A trick is being missed in the HH, in my esteem.

Same with Librarians and Techmarines and Apothecaries actually being serious scholars and engineers and health professionals. There's a huge scope for story (and, yes, conflict - they could all be fiercely, violently aggressive in their various professions' factions and disciplines, quite in addition to loyalist/traitor), and it's barely even started with.

Instead, let's have more Captain/Sergeant buddy adventures.
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