On hiatus while Kaiser works on Vhane Glorious
Troops section in progress!
See the primer here!
Is the typo in "Uplif-iting" intentional?
@Guest: The Primer is only ever 100% true, flawless, and entirely spell-checked.
@peachpunk: Consider me uplifted by this beautiful production!
It wouldn't be a primer if it was only as useful as toilet paper with funny jargon written on it.
@Nomad: Someone execute this man for disrespecting the work of the Departmento Munitorum Adept's work, who's job to make sure the Emperor's guardsmen are properly informed for the battlefield in his name.
@LordOfWar867: I guess you don't want the intelligence I've acquired from the enemy.
@Nomad: You been holding out intel on the enemy, Break this man's legs then look at the intel. If the intel is of any value then he might be redeem himself as a servitor if not continue on with the execute plan.
@LordOfWar867: I was going to give it, but I'll withhold it until you offer me a better deal. It is very valuable and will turn the tide of the war.
@Nomad: Your digging your own grave now. Disrespecting the work of the Departmento Munitorum, Withholding intel on the enemies of man which you say is valuable, and trying bargain for your life! You are a Heretic to not die for your treason against man and try to weasel your way out and I'm now doubting that so called intel of your is real. Someone prepare a public execution we have to make an example out of this man!
@LordOfWar867: Dead men tell no tale, boy. You're already thinking about executing me no matter what I say or do; so if think I give a damn about you not liking me? Sod off. I'm bargaining not my life but a chance for a better outcome for the campaign. In return for matters that are otherwise trivial in the grand order of things. But since you won't use your head, have it your way. I wish you a very early retirement for your "zealous," dogmatism, that blinds you so.
So why are the cadian and troopers from other regiment marked as different characters in the orgryn section? Racisim?
@C0Mmander: I think it's to make sure that orgryns know who's who which is a common thing when each planet has their own uniform dress codes and having regiments from different planets fighting along each other when the only way to know their on your side is that they have a lasgun in their hands can be confusing.
@LordOfWar867: Yeah but why are only the cadians shown as a particuliar army to keep in mind?
@C0Mmander: The original primer was written from the Cadian POV, since this is an addendum, it's from within the same context.
Easier explanation: 'THESE ONES ARE ALL HUMANS EVEN IF THEY WEAR DIFFERENT HATS'
The Penal Legion trooper is so dashing and roguish! Can I have him?!
@Heretik Dude: Who's saying the trooper is a he. But honestly he does look more like a man than a woman to me too but we all know how much peachpunk loves to draw her characters androgenous like our resident psyker Minwu. Or maybe it's just that as usual I suck at recognizing genders.
But anyway yeah he or she does look cute.
@C0Mmander: I love androgynous characters as much as the next person with a deviant art, but Minwu belonged to another player who designed them to look that way, quite specificly. There's some good lore behind that regiment, I may do a section for regimental info sometime.
In my defence, my PCs were Talon and Kosomov, who identify strictly as Male and Highly Explosive, respectively.
@Heretik Dude: That penal legion trooper looks Up For Anything(TM)
@peachpunk: Penal Troopers giving you a wild ride, before the innevitable charge.
Well I've been thinking far to much about alien/human relationship and I found this fucker right here. https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Illiyan_Nastase Posting it here because I feel like it'S kinda relevant and it could start a nice conversation (even if really the most resonable way to go about it is considering him retconned away.)
Oh and this is a link to 1d4chan so consider yourself warned.
@C0Mmander: I find it funny how they try to use scientific logic to disrule it, personally tired of this(universes be different and all that), however we can most likely safely assume any World with humans, that does not have contact to the imperial cult, and has atleast indifferent relations to any nearby Xenos species, will most likely have human/alien offspring
@Oktarnash: I don't know, the whole "half-human, half-something else hybrid" thing is more on dungeons and dragons or star trek territory. Warhammer 40,000 does take some pride in being at least a bit different than other fictional settings (my favourite part being that humans are petty, self-centered, prone to violence, and otherwise imperfect, like in real life, unlike those "Space Heroes" from other science fiction worlds)
@peachpun: I did read xeno biology a couple of months ago (ab-so-lut-ly a great read for warhammer fans!) and the story wasn't just told from the point of view of the crazy magos. It was all told from "documentation", as it were: the protagonic inquisitor's journal, his escorts' notes, camera recordings, audio recordings, pictures, witness interrogations, etc.
All those different points of view made for a consistent story.
But still, it is true there is a certain charm in stories told by an unreliable narrator.
@C0Mmander: IMO, I always point back to the 'everything is canon, and nothing is canon' rule, or at the very least, GW's stance that everything is told from the POV of an unreliable narrator. Lore has changed pretty extensively from the days of Rogue Trader magazine, and even the nifty little release of xeno biology that came out some years back was told from the stance of an unstable Magos.
My point being, the 'official' fluff is awesome and I think it's in everyone's best interest to try and incorporate as much of it as you can, since it ties in with what other fans expect... but at the end of the day it's a very jumbled piece of fiction that's been running for 30+ years, and if you want to make something up or change it, go for it. Just expect whining.
But then again, always expect whining.
Side note: I had a GM run a DH game on a maiden world once where we, as ascension level characters set down on a world of half imperials, half eldar that got along in the same way you would imagine pathfinder elves and humans might. There were the occational persons who were somehow half and half, including in the ruling class (despite fluff dictating this isn't possible), but we all hand waved it for the sake of some very interesting political intrigue and a hilariously awkward situation for a bunch of ordos Xenos acolytes.
The campaign never got weird, it wasn't about romance or sex or anyone's Magical Realm, and all in all it was a great campaign. He altered some fluff to give a bunch of fluff-veteran players an unexpected challenge, and to great effect. A lesson in doing it right, I suppose. This GM was kind of a pro at this, and the entire arch of 40k+ xp was a blast from start to finish.
@peachpunk: @CoMmander: A good example of 'everything is canon, and nothing is canon' rule, is the hole WHO stood infront of the Emperor, when Horus beat him down, the Church says it was a Pious Guardsmen, the Imperial Fists say it was one of their Terminators, and the general thought was a Custodes.
Several years late, but noticed an interesting thing in 1.2 Congenial Relations.
That T'au is male. You can tell by the single vertical nasal aperture, whereas female T'au have a Y-shaped nasal aperture.