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So my question is just this; what sort of "sister" worlds world a Forge World require? An Agri-World would be one, but what else? What kind of worlds would FW need in order to survive? Would any of these require people, for things such as Skitarii, Sevitors, or just to make into Adepts?
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usually they become self-sufficient. They will import a little food, but since most of the workers are part/all machine, and the metals they are using are already on the planet (hence, they built a forgeworld) so after the first few shipments showed up they would be pretty much self sufficient
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A Forge World is potentially completly self sufficient, possibly not even requiring the need for an Agri world.
For example a percentage of the world could be dedicated to vast algi-vats.
And indeed the corpses of dead workers could be broken down to their constituent parts to provide the appropriate neutriants.
The other way of doing things would be to have massive diversification.
So for example you could have the Forge World that produces all the primary equipment.
You could have a Birthing World where new labour is 'produced' and trained (indoctrinated) under constant supervision and fulfilling strict quotas to avoid excess population.
Mining Worlds for raw material.
A Library World where all the backup and redundant data produced by the main Forge World is kept.
A Agri World for food.
A Storage World to act as a vast warehouse for all the produce.
A Cemetary World to dispose of the countless dead (the opposite of the alternative...).
A Temple World dedicated to the Ommnisah (though it is likely a Library world would double in this function)
And finally space stations and orbital docks which while not really a world could be so extensive as to have a comparitive population.
There are no strict rules. A forge world will operate on a basis of ritual and tradition as much as practicality.
So you could mix and match these ideas.
Indeed you might even have a situation where a Forge World is self sufficient but still runs the other sister worlds for no good reason.
Or even has plenty of population but still has a Birthing world which is producing millions of new workers and shipping them to the Forge world leading to chronic overpopulation.
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Both points are well made. A FW could be self-relient or need sister worlds to help it. These sister worlds don't nessecarily have to be in the same system tho. Agri-worlds are generally tasked with providing food for an entire sector, not just a system, so the food stores could come from anywhere in thesector, not just a neighbouring planet.
I like the idea of a Birthing planet, sounds very much like something the Mechanicus would do
I would think at least an agri world, I dunno about a hive world. I dont know what they make.
Last edited by Hashulaman; August 8th, 2009 at 04:08.
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A forge world might have another planet within the star system that has similar resources to what they are producing. As an example, a forge world producing flame weapons would probably have a world rich with promethium nearby, and Ryza, the forge world infamous for having knowledge of how plasma weapons work, would most definitely have a gas giant within the star system, just to have ammunition for the weapons they build.
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Kudos on the Agri-World and birthing world ideas guys, the Adeptus Mechanicus does think in such a way!
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