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24th Aug '16 12:33:23 AM Deathhacker
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*** That's nothing. The imperials (and Chaos) use '''slaves''' to power their ships, by walking on giant stepped axles.
*** Again, this is a curious but logical solution to a practical problem. The one resource the Imperium and the Orks are never short of is warm bodies. It makes perfect sense to use a thousand slaves (which are free and self-replicating) to load missiles, and use the resources required to build an auto-loader to make something which can't be replaced by squishies instead.

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*** ** That's nothing. The imperials (and Chaos) use '''slaves''' to power their ships, by walking on giant stepped axles.
*** ** Again, this is a curious but logical solution to a practical problem. The one resource the Imperium and the Orks are never short of is warm bodies. It makes perfect sense to use a thousand slaves (which are free and self-replicating) to load missiles, and use the resources required to build an auto-loader to make something which can't be replaced by squishies instead.
** Due to a NoodleIncident with AI in the past that caused an uprising of "Iron Men", the Imperium instead relies on Servitors, lobotomized cyborgs, to perform most manual labor that would usually be done by a machine.
6th Aug '16 2:49:10 PM morenohijazo
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* ScavengersAreScum: Scavengers (also known as scavvies) are among the lowest social classes in hive cities, and treated as such, though the {{RPG}}s that feature them tend to be seen as TheScrounger.
4th Aug '16 10:01:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* StupidFuturePeople:
** The VastBureaucracy combined with the Ecclesiarchy of the Imperium relies on keeping its people as ignorant as possible of the existence of Chaos. How easy this is depends on the world, there are some that haven't seen change in millenia, others where Chaos is a daily occurence (here they're not as strict about it), and still others where they're prevented from executing countless amounts of Guardsmen who'd been exposed to Chaos by the SpaceWolves who'd fought alongside them. This results in {{Witch Hunt}}s and mass frenzies that tend to kill more innocents than guilty.
** The Tau are implied to use mass mind-control to keep their population happy and unwilling to change their caste system. Whether or not they're kept deliberately ignorant is unknown, though they have been known to purge their kroot allies to make sure Chaos corruption (to which the Tau are immune) wouldn't spread.
22nd Jul '16 1:05:04 AM WillBGood
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* TrainingFromHell: Pretty much the only training there is. The only way they can top it is by having people trained ''[[UpToEleven inside'' the universe's hell]].

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* TrainingFromHell: Pretty much the only training there is. The only way they can top it is by having people trained ''[[UpToEleven inside'' inside]]'' the universe's hell]].hell.
17th Jul '16 5:49:34 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Standard for Imperial Guard, sent across the galaxy to various war zones and almost certainly die fighting. The few that survive to retire and be discharged tend to be allowed to settle on the planet they happened to be on (likely having fought for it) while finishing. With no trip home guaranteed as part of finishing their service, even the rare survivors are unlikely to ever manage to return to where they were raised.

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Standard for Imperial Guard, sent across the galaxy to various war zones and almost certainly die fighting. The few that survive to retire and be discharged tend to be allowed to settle on the planet they happened to be on (likely having fought for it) while finishing. With no trip home guaranteed as part of finishing their service, even the rare survivors are unlikely to ever manage to return to where they were raised. This varies with the world involved, though; Valhallan regiments are sometimes stationed on their homeworld to rebuild their numbers with fresh recruits, and some feral world Guardsmen are returned to their homeworlds as a way to further integrate them into the Imperial culture.
14th Jul '16 1:41:00 AM SebastianGray
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* SuperSupremacist: Some SpaceMarines get into this mindset via MightMakesRight, being vastly superior to standard humans in every way and thus asking why they should fight and die for them. Falling to Chaos is not the inevitable outcome, but it's a common fate.
13th Jul '16 8:32:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* SuperSupremacist: Some SpaceMarines get into this mindet via MightMakesRight, being vastly superior to standard humans in every way and thus asking why they should fight and die for them. Falling to Chaos is not the inevitable outcome, but it's a common fate.

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* SuperSupremacist: Some SpaceMarines get into this mindet mindset via MightMakesRight, being vastly superior to standard humans in every way and thus asking why they should fight and die for them. Falling to Chaos is not the inevitable outcome, but it's a common fate.
13th Jul '16 8:31:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* SuperSupremacist: Some SpaceMarines get into this mindet via MightMakesRight, being vastly superior to standard humans in every way and thus asking why they should fight and die for them. Falling to Chaos is not the inevitable outcome, but it's a common fate.
7th Jul '16 7:13:19 PM Deathhacker
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** Old One Eye shows why this is standard Imperial Policy; the beast has been shot with every kind of conventional ordinance the Imperium has, and several kinds of unconventional ordinance. In the end it took a plasma gun to the face to put it down, and only temporarily. It's rumored that the beast is still alive and out there, as they never found the corpse.
7th Jul '16 6:31:50 PM Deathhacker
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** Taken to ludicrous extremes with the Warlord Titan, who's reactor core can detonate with enough range to cover ''the entire playing board''. It also detonates with far more force than a "standard" superheavy vehicle, meaning that any opponents of a Warlord Titan can only, at best, hope for a draw.
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