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There have been quite a few niggling little questions about the 40k universe that I have looked high and low (mostly in the lexicanum) to find answers. So, I turn to you: LO fluff people!
1: To what extent can a space marine remove his armor? not at all? down to the black carapace?
2: Can an ork in mega armor take it off? If so, To what extent?
3: What is the purpose of an IG army having a commisar on the feild? Motivators? Feild executions for those who desert? Looking cool in their sporty trenchcoats?
4: What's life like for the average imperial civilian? Is there such a thing? Can you explain from the perspective of someone living in the macragge system, terra, cadia, and kreig?
5: What's life like for the average ork boy during "peace" time? Grots? Warbosses/nobz/meks/weirdboyz?
6: What size ork WAAAGH! could take terra? armageddon times 3? more? less?
7: What's life like for the average space marine/guardsmen/battle sister/grey knight during wartime (IE at the battlefeild, sorta like the show M*A*S*H?)
8: How many normal humans would it take to kill a space marine in unarmed combat? If the space marine had weapons? If both sides were armed?
9: Fluffily, How tall is ghazghkull?
10: Nurgle makes plaguebearers with nurgles rot, the diesese. Do any of the other chaos gods use similar "recruitment" tactics?
11: If not, How exactly are daemons formed? How were the gods formed?
12: Is the webway at all similar to the astronomicon? (if I'm completely off, I was under the impression that the astronomicon was how the imperials traveled around the galaxy)
13: How's the grub? Orks? Imperial civilians? Guardsmen? Space marines? Eldar? Tau?
14: What is the dark angels' Inner Circle all about?
15: How are guardsmen/space marines/grey knights/sisters of battle selected/recruited and trained?
That is all! Many thanks in advance!
Last edited by Hemogoblin; April 20th, 2009 at 03:02.
others send their first born children to their planets defence force who spend an entire life learning the tricks of the trade, etc.
space marines go through a bunch of trials (many involving death-defying stunts) to find the fittest/most talented kids.. then the whole gene seed process begins.
not sure about sister or grey knights, but i think they go to this school..(i know right?) and get taught how to be a warrior before (for grey knights atleast) they are implanted with the gene seed.
will watch this thread carefully to see others answers, i found a lot of those questions challenging and eye opening! sorry i couldnt help more.
Think of the astronomican as a light house, or a beacon. Astropaths who guide Imperial ships use this as a point of reference. You could also liken the astropaths to a compass, who can always locate a certain direction, and therefore orient themselves accordingly.
As far as I understand the web-way, this is like a highway system with tunnels and exits in various places and of various sizes. Imperial ships sail the warp, it's a free ocean like piloting, whereas the webway basically just shoots you right where the exit is.
Grey Knights are recruited from the most savage worlds the Imperium has under it's control. They are tested again and again to show themselves worthy of training to become a Grey Knight, where they will undergo 666 different trials, eventually becoming Grey Knights. For typical Space Marines recruiting, many worlds hold challenges where young aspirants can go to test themselves in front of recruiting Marine visitors. Largely it depends upon the chapter and the world they recruit from.
During peacetime, Marines usually complete lots of training exercises, maintain and clean their equipment, and also pray and offer other kinds of worship to the Emperor. They also sleep, though this is for a very short amount of time per day, if memory serves about two hours is more than what they really need.
Hope it helps.
Last edited by hotspike18; April 20th, 2009 at 15:38.
"If you can wait til I get home, then I swear we can make this last."
Damn, I really DO read all the codexes too much, haha.
Thanks to all. Another round of rep, on me!
Webway = Channel Tunnel in the Warp, sealed off from it completely but allowing travel across its distances.
"It takes a vast amount of self control to be this dangerous."
---Ogvai Ogvai Helmshrot, Jarl of Tra, VI Legion Astartes