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After reading parts of the 'surviving the warp' thread, I had a couple of questions, and no answers. Apologies if there are answers that I couldn't find, but please post links to them.
1) How is it that the Imperium can travel great distances in the Warp with their ships, and have no vastly powerful psykers (other than the Emperor), while 'Nids have a huge 'presence' in the Warp, but can't travel there at all?
2) How do Warp storms actually effect reality? Are there 'reality' storms in the Warp?
1.) The Imperial ships use Navigators, psykers trained to guide the ship trough the Warp. They take guidiance from the Astronomican, the psychic manifestion of the Emperor's will, boosted by a choar of thousands of Navigators. It is a great beacon that pulse in the Warp and thanks to it the Navigators can guide the ships in the Warp.
Tyranids travel trough the Warp. Their guide is the immense will of the Hive Mind pushing them onwards.
2.) There are Warp Storms in 'reality'. Storms can burst out of the Warp suddenly, engulfing huge areas of space with the stuff of Chaos. Anyone in the viccinity will see their psykers go mad and crave out their eyes etc. or see them possessed and ripping apart the crew. Random mutations and basicly anything to close will die. If a ships Gellar field holds of the Warp, it can find itself sucked into the storm and become lost in the Warp instead.
To expand on what has been said, Navigators are a specific humanoid mutation. They have a third eye which allows them to see the currents of the warp. They're really strange, and likely originated with wierd genetic experiments in the long lost human past. Their abilities are also somehow connected to the head of the navigator households, who is called the Patanova and is a huge, mishapen, monstrous thing with incredible strength who lives for thousands of years. When the patanova dies, warp travel becomes very difficult until a new patanova arises (all navigators with the potential to be the navigator start mutating upon his death, and then fight each other to the death until only one remains.)
Just to give a taste of how wierd the navigator fluff is. ;P
As Camel said, warp storms certainly do affect reality.. The best example is the Eye of Terror itself, one enormous, self perpetuating warp storm.
There are no 'reality' storms in the warp though.. Solid matter caught in the warp would be shredded or warped into nothingness by the roiling energies.