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Could someone please point me in the direction of finding some fluff on the adeptus mechanus(sp)? or could some of you be so kind to post some?
iam looking for their general Fluff, I have gathered that they are pretty much engineers/Scientist and they live on mars and construct heavy tanks,titans and various other stuffs.
And has a Tech Priest ever turned to chaos?
NOTE:When creating this thread i was very Tired so it may contain spelling mistakes
Last edited by Mug-mug; January 21st, 2006 at 15:16.
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My Skaven armylist:
They are engineers/scientists, but that's not their real role. Their real role is that of cultists worshipping the god of machines. All their scientific and engineering practices are just part of this worship. When they build a tank, they aren't just building a tank, they're building a monument to their god.
Wikipedia is useful, and the BGB gives some info about the Adeptus mechanicus, basically details on their armies, and a great excerpt from one of their ritual prayers in the introduction.
The Inquisitor rulebook has a brief passage on the AM too.. it can be downloaded from the GW specialist games website. I think they might also have an article out detailing the inner workings of the cult.
Tech priests did turn to chaos during the Horus heresy, but I'm not sure how many of them survived. The heresy wasn't just an uprising, it was an all out civil war, and most of the guardsmen, tech priests etc didn't think it was neccesarily about chaos at all until it was too late for them to turn back. There is a reference to a heretic tech priest tending to the Planet Killer (the huge vessel which was Abaddon's flagship) in some black library stuff.
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; January 21st, 2006 at 17:33.
The Adeptus Mechanicus isn’t only found on Mars, it has various Forge Worlds scattered around the Imperium where huge factories produce the vast amounts of weaponry and technology needed to supply the Imperial Guard and Navy. Apart from supervising the production and maintenance of military and civilian equipment, the Adeptus Mechanicus also trains and employs the Imperium’s leading scientists and researchers of not only new technology, but of new knowledge of all types, from chemistry and biology to sociology, archaeology, and indeed also warpcraft.
The Adeptus Mechanicus serves the Imperium, and all Imperial factions from the Guard to the Space Marines and the Inquisition depend on the Mechanicus; however, the Mechanicus is actually outside of the ordinary Imperial hierarchy in much the same way as the Inquisition and the Space Marines are. They have their own army of Skitarii, battle servitors and Titans, their own worlds that pay no Imperial tithe, their own religion apart from the Imperial Cult, and their own leader, the Fabricator General, who is one of the High Lords of Terra. No one but the Inquisition has any kind of power over the Mechanicus, and they are known to sometimes play by their very own rules. They are known to have forced at least one Space Marine Chapter, the Soul Drinkers, to turn traitor, and were also heavily involved in the Badab War that saw the Astral Claws turn traitor along with the Mantis Warriors, Lamenters, and Executioners, who afterwards became loyalists again.
As for Tech Priests turning to Chaos, fully half of the Adeptus Mechanicus sided with Horus during the Heresy and left for the Eye of Terror with the other traitors afterwards. They still remain in there, and are responsible for most of the new ships in the Chaos Fleets. Many of them work for the Iron Warriors Legion as described in the novel ‘Dead Sky, Black Sun’, whereas others have set up their own twisted Daemon Forge Worlds where they produce unholy technology that is half machine, half daemon. They also maintain and crew some of the Chaos Titans. Tech Priests have also turned traitor since the Heresy, such as those of the novel ‘Dark Adeptus’, or been infected with various daemonic machine curses and diseases like the Obliterator Virus, as seen in ‘Storm of Iron’. So yes, they do fall prey to Chaos every once in a while.
Last edited by Grephaun; January 21st, 2006 at 20:23.
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