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    514 KB Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:34 No.7738962  
    God I can not wait for this to drop
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:35 No.7738989
    Personally I can't wait for someone to reupload Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd edition so I can download it from /rs/
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:36 No.7739006
    So has /tg/ come to the conclusion yet that DH has the best developers and writers?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:37 No.7739015
    >> MechaMilk !T.We2gZSuI 01/23/10(Sat)17:37 No.7739018
    Where's tattered Fates 2, /tg/? You said there'd be Tattered Fates 2.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:37 No.7739030
    what is in that book?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:37 No.7739036
    I can play as LIIVI?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:38 No.7739041
    Yes I think it has maybe?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:38 No.7739048
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    YOU CAN BE LIIVI (a vindicare assassin)!
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:38 No.7739055
    >This book is chock-full of material to enhance your Dark Heresy campaign, including a lot of new additional rules, new ways to use Fate Points, an expanded Rank structure, a new approach to psychic powers, and a system named Influence that puts your characters at the center of your own operations, able to muster the resources of entire worlds to your authority.

    >Other chapters provide a selection of 12 all-new full Careers, including the ability to directly take on the role of an Inquisitor! Other options involve Careers known as Throne Agents—a step above Acolytes in both power and responsibility. Among their ranks are the Hierophant, Primaris Psyker, and Adeptus Arbites Judge just to name a few...

    >Later sections delve into the secrets of the Inquisition and how it operates within the Imperium of Mankind. There is a focus on the place of an Inquisitor as a peer of the Imperium, the power of Inquisitor Lords, and the nature of the Ordos.

    >One of my favorite sections of the book details the challenges faced by a Game Master running an ascended game of Dark Heresy. How to deal with issues of player-character authority within the game universe, as well as advice on creating wide-ranging threats and running long-term ascended campaigns are all discussed in detail.

    >Ascension also includes a complete adventure designed for ascended play.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:40 No.7739085
    wow that does sound pretty awesome
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:40 No.7739087
    >using a torrent
    Yeah I'd rather wait a week than 3 years.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:42 No.7739120
    your loss besides the days or torrents being that slow are long gone
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:42 No.7739127
    I never quite understood the addition of becoming a Vindicare.

    I thought Officio Assassinorum students were raised that way from an early age, after showing aptitude in the Temples. Then, once they're ready, they're actually more powerful than Space Marines (and GK by tabletop standards no less).

    How is an Acolyte going to survive the training, or even be selected?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:42 No.7739132
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    >Adeptus Arbites Judge
    Time for some LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:43 No.7739138
    >How is an Acolyte going to survive the training, or even be selected?

    both will be assumed
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:43 No.7739146
    Big fucking deal, where's my Eversor class?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:43 No.7739151
    dude awesome...
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:44 No.7739169
    Yeah, but they'll be, like war-scarred 40-year olds amongst an Assassin class of 40-odd steroid-stuffed super-kids whose only teaching in life up to that point is to murder.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:46 No.7739196
    Good. They can be Boss from being the biggest.

    Children, like Orks, instinctively listen to DA BIGGEST.
    >> Stran-G-ERR 01/23/10(Sat)17:46 No.7739199
    Fuck, guess I'd better actually play some DH, since this looks to be another instant purchase.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:47 No.7739220

    That's a fairly one-dimensional character.
    >> Stran-G-ERR 01/23/10(Sat)17:48 No.7739229
    Children? Finally some babysitting rules!
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:51 No.7739285
    So it can be for noobies and/or cheesers.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:53 No.7739318
    That give me an idea. If any character wishes to be a Vindicare after Ascending from the Acolyte-level game, I'll make them have a quick segue arc in the Temple, where they have to befriend and/or become respected by the existing class.

    Who are all 10-year olds built like Space Marines.

    Also, no pedophilia allowed.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:55 No.7739344
    But that dimension is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)17:56 No.7739357

    Not when it's the ruling part of your psyche!
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:00 No.7739418
    If I have only 1 meal a day, I could afford another book and diet at the same time.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:01 No.7739447
    >Also, no pedophilia allowed.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:02 No.7739457
    /tg/...is this heresy?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:03 No.7739477
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    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:04 No.7739501
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    *Your party enters a imperial dining hall. You can see that the occupants are currently in the middle of a meal*

    SoB: Are you sure it was wise to bring 4922XXB along with us, Inquisitor?

    Inquisitor: His name is Billy and you will adress him as so from hence forth, Battletits!

    SoB: That's not my name si-
    *Inquisitor smacks Battletits' face with backhand attack, dealing 10 damage*

    *Eversor assassin 'Billy' hears a loud noise, thus going into berzerker mode*

    *your party gains 20 experience for murdering the High Lords of Terra*
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:06 No.7739528
    Why is his scope going PEW PEW PEW? I realize he had a cord going from his visor to the side of it, but why the pewpew?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:06 No.7739534
    >20 experience
    Aaaand, that's like...nothing in terms of DH.

    Mo' liek >gain 20 XP and every single gun in the galaxy trained on the party for murdering the High Lords of Terra
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:06 No.7739536
    This is the book I'm most looking forward to. I absolutely cannot wait for this.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:07 No.7739554
    It's not. It's a very powerful laser sight, and it just happens to be very dusty in wherever they're fighting on the cover, so it appears as a straight and visible beam.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:08 No.7739565
    That's DH for you. Nothing ever goes right.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:09 No.7739577

    Bear in mind that the high lords of terra are basically scrawny little turds.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:13 No.7739634
    You're still not supposed to murder them for that.
    What are you, an Ork?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:15 No.7739680
    It's bullshit anyway, as if they would have armed access to any of the high lords.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:15 No.7739682
    these turds are probably the best guarded beeings in 40k
    ... the emperor not included
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:17 No.7739716
    The Master of the Administratum
    The Inquisitorial Representative
    The Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus Ministorum
    The Fabricator General of the Adeptus Mechanicus
    The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites
    The Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators
    The Master of the Astronomican
    The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum
    The Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica

    yup, scrawny.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:21 No.7739774
    >The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum

    Probably the scariest motherfucker in the room
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:21 No.7739780
    When the hell is Ascension out anyway? I thought it was supposed to have come out for New Year, but FFG's website says it still isn't out.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:22 No.7739793
    Actually he dresses in purple's and pinks. Always has a smile on his face and acts like a total valley girl.

    Which somehow makes him even scarier.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:23 No.7739803
    I haven't read the books myself, but from what /tg/ has said about the one during the Horus Heresy, the Officio Assassinorum grand master was something like Lord Vetinari. Who can shape-shift.

    Also, there have only been something like two Fabricator Generals since the Heresy.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:24 No.7739821
    You can play a Vindicare?

    Does that mean that.... love can bloom, even in Dark Heresy?
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 01/23/10(Sat)18:24 No.7739825
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    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:26 No.7739858
    Yes , for 10 minutes
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:27 No.7739877
    Of course!

    You DO have to actually CATCH an Eldar to start it off however. And with their Ag scores...
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:28 No.7739895

    There is actually a female Eldar NPC who assists our party on and off.

    I know the guy playing our Assassin is a fellow fa/tg/uy. When he heard about the possibility of becoming a Vindicare, his eyes literally lit up.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:29 No.7739910
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    Don't be hasty
    >> King Gheedorah !!4M9vEgUWwy+ 01/23/10(Sat)18:29 No.7739912
    >>The Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators
    >>The Master of the Astronomican
    >>The Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica

    Probably ARE scrawny little turds; offset by the fact that they could set you on fire WITH THEIR MINDS.

    >>The Master of the Administratum
    >>The Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus Ministorum

    Only ones to have (most likely) no real combat skills... well maybe the Ecclesiarch, from his youth or something. The Master of the Administratum probably had some military experience at some point as well, because in 40k, who hasn't?

    >>The Inquisitorial Representative
    >>The Fabricator General of the Adeptus Mechanicus
    >>The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites

    Are all more than likely large, scary, and heavily armed. The Fabricator General is probably like 99.9% machine, half of which is gun. Grand Provost is basically Judge Dread, and the Inquisitorial Representative... not a dude to mess around with.

    >>The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum
    I picture him/her as an unassuming, genial-looking elderly person with a warm smile and a good sense of humor who could kill everyone in the room with their pinky finger in about six seconds.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:30 No.7739940
    Hahaha, that's awesome.

    As soon as I heard about what's in Ascension I knew that there was going to be some hilarious stories generated from it.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:30 No.7739949
    Please tell me we're not going to think up personalities for all the Lords of Terra, /tg/.

    They're untouchable fluff. It's like the Custodes. They're just THERE. That doesn't mean you need to INTERACT with them.

    Goddammit /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:31 No.7739963
    This doesn't change the fact that all of them have a harem of nubile, sexy xenos. All of them.

    ALL. OF. THEM.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:31 No.7739970
    The total number of High Lords is said to be twelve, leaving three non-permanent openings. These positions are most often filled from among the following leaders:
    Lord Commander of the Segmentum Solar
    Lord Commander Militant of the Imperial Guard
    Cardinal(s) of the Holy Synod of Terra
    The Abbess Sanctorum of the Adepta Sororitas
    Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes
    Chancellor of the Estate Imperium
    The Speaker for the Chartist Captains.

    also the Grand Master of the Grey Knights is also occasionally present.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:32 No.7739990
    I figure it's going to be like grimdark epic level D&D or Exalted.

    The grimdark will make for amazing failures, of which will make the entire segmentum laugh and laugh and laugh.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:33 No.7740013
    Ok, we are gonna a lot more ammo.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:33 No.7740020
    If I was an old crone on the High Lords of Terra bench, I'd want a harem of eternally young and strapping Elfdar men to pound my old cooch.

    I probably had to kill millions by my own hands and direct actions to get to such a position. I'm not going to waste it.
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 01/23/10(Sat)18:34 No.7740029
    >Grand Master of the Grey Knights is also occasionally present.

    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:34 No.7740037

    how many acolyte teams have tried to do this since DH fucking came out?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:34 No.7740038
    > which will make the entire segmentum laugh and laugh and laugh
    No, that's the thirsting Gods. get your fluff right.
    >> King Gheedorah !!4M9vEgUWwy+ 01/23/10(Sat)18:35 No.7740052
    >>Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes

    >>Ok, we are gonna a lot more ammo.

    I don't think there's enough ammunition in the UNIVERSE to kill the Captain-General of the Custodes.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:35 No.7740057
    Just because they're the highest echelon of rule, doesn't mean that they're not utter old, limp-dicked faggots.

    They could've gotten those jobs, just by buying the station.

    May I also remind you that some of the Custodes are likely just the armor, with the ashes of the original owner, still inside.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:35 No.7740063
    um... are we forgetting the Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:35 No.7740067
    It's happening.

    Oh, and /tg/ is forgetting the head of the Imperial Guard, the Navy and the Departmento Munitorum.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:36 No.7740095

    Screw that, let's flesh out every one of em. Not stats; their stats are "GM fiat." Put personality, a few elements of background, sure.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:37 No.7740098
    The High Lords of Terra are so high-up that they simply can't buy their way into the position. If they do, and they don't have the skills, then they will be killed and replaced by somebody who does. In a galaxy of trillions, these are the people who rose to the very top.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:37 No.7740105
    I've been in two games whose ultimate goal has been to revive the Emperor.
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 01/23/10(Sat)18:37 No.7740111



    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:38 No.7740118
    If your DM is retarded enough to give you that much leeway, you are better off trying kill the Emperor and take his throne, invade the Eye of Terror, rape slaanesh, decieve tzeentch, murder khorne and sterilize nurgle.
    >> All the High Lords Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:38 No.7740125
    The following nine offices are almost always represented as High Lords:
    The Master of the Administratum
    The Inquisitorial Representativea
    The Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus Ministorum
    The Fabricator-General of the Adeptus Mechanicus
    The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites
    The Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators
    The Master of the Astronomican
    The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum
    The Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica

    The remaining three positions are most likely to be filled from among the following powerful leaders:
    Lord Commander of the Segmentum Solar
    Lord Commander Militant of the Imperial Guard
    Cardinal(s) of the Holy Synod of Terra
    The Abbess Sanctorum of the Adepta Sororitas
    Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes
    Chancellor of the Estate Imperium
    The Speaker for the Chartist Captains
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:39 No.7740142

    Ashes in armor? No way man. The Custodes are to Grey Knights as Grey Knights are to Space Marines. They're almost Primarch-like in terms of their genetic proximity to the Emperor. Those guys are very much immortal and Not. To. Be. Fucked. With.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:39 No.7740144
    As well as /tg/ stating numerous times of problems of GMs who have fucktard acolytes who want to either a) kill the Emperor and/or b) kill the High Lords.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:40 No.7740159
    At that level of power, "buyout" means, please take this entire Rogue Trader flotilla and go invade somewhere nice in the name of the emperor
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:40 No.7740161
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    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:41 No.7740175
    I KNOW that's been attempted before. I have no evidence, but I know that with a game like DH, it's been attempted.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:41 No.7740184
    well well , /tg/ I wonder why I read no comments about the chance to be a Inquisitor... wasn`t that the problem a lot you you guys had with DH , not beeing able to be the guy in charge?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:42 No.7740199
    That's if he lets you.

    He probably has no real eyes. Those eyes are probably ancient archeotech of digital weapons. Good ones.

    That shoot with the force of lascannons.
    Not twin-linked, because they can go cross-eyed on command and shoot two different targets at once.
    >> That Motherfucking Goblin !XGZ8nDwSYI 01/23/10(Sat)18:42 No.7740205

    You sir, have retarded grammar.

    Also, Inquisitor-lust has probably gone down since the release of RT.
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 01/23/10(Sat)18:43 No.7740207


    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:43 No.7740209

    For our quest, I vote the following would make the most interesting council:

    Original 9 High Lords plus
    Abbess Sanctorum
    Lord Commander Militant of the IG
    Captain-General of the Custodes
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:43 No.7740216

    Well, of course SOME of the high lords are not the most muscular and physically powerful beings in the universe.

    But some of them are the badassiest motherfuckers in existance.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:44 No.7740230
    So who would this lord be?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:45 No.7740238
    Psyker with multi-targeting lascannon eye implants.

    We've dun broke DH again.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:45 No.7740249

    No clue, but it was the only picture of a high lord, in the lexicanum.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:45 No.7740253
    Dunno, but he's damn important.

    His hat is both HUGE, AND a giant SKULL.

    That's says he's dead killy right there.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:45 No.7740254
    only having your skin turned inside-out? Please, that shows an incredibly low amount of imagination for a high lord of Terra. He'd probably open a portal to the warp right under the attackers feet for a few microseconds that would have the would-be assassin land directly ass first on Slannesh's multi-headed hydra dick.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:46 No.7740265
    I am less ambitious, I merely desire to help a persecuted immigrant seek asylum aboard a Craftworld who has been dicking with humanity for too long.
    The immigrant is a Genestealer.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:47 No.7740289

    My money's on Master of the Astronomican. This bro could be the Ecclesiarch too-- he has a certain papal air-- but I kinda imagined the Ecclesiarch to be completely (COMPLETELY) covered in religious bling.
    >> King Gheedorah !!4M9vEgUWwy+ 01/23/10(Sat)18:47 No.7740291

    He's a High Lord of Terra. He has better things to do than come up with inventive ways to kill people. More than likely you'd be erased from existence by a mere wave and then he'd go back to filing papers with almost no break in attention.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:48 No.7740300
    I think that's happened before actually. Didn't a craftworld wind up smashing it's face into a 'nid swarm once?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:48 No.7740319
    Yeah but it wasn't me dat did it.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:49 No.7740324

    +1 for Damned Cities :D
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:49 No.7740331
    Or the navigator. Opens his middle eye. everybody dies.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:50 No.7740354
    Well according to 40k iconography he must be the Most Interesting Man in the Council of Terra
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:51 No.7740361

    Isn't the captain of the Adeptus Custodes on the high lords council as well?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:52 No.7740385

    Imagine if his skull had a commissar's hat.
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    > Most debonair and interesting man in the Imperium

    You rang, my friend?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:53 No.7740395

    THAT would be over the top
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    Personality profiles go!

    The Master of the Administratum was born under the name Sun Fan, on a world famed for its harmonious governance.

    The venerable Master has long eyebrows and mustaches of pure white. For his health, he has been wired into an elegant spider-legged life-support throne, equipped with numerous parchment rolls and autoquills controlled by links to the Master's nervous system. He sits cross-legged on his throne, his hands together in the sleeves of his ornate robe, his half-closed eyes dancing over the documents held before him by his flock of attendant servoskulls and beautiful young secretaries.

    Although his attached scribing apparatus is constantly in motion, his flesh-body moves only rarely. When an order of particularly great and far-reaching import must be made, his wizened, long-fingernailed hands emerge from his sleeves like waking spiders. Brush held in a delicate grip, he writes on finest paper, the far-reaching wisdom of his command in perfect harmony with the beauty of his calligraphy.

    If you're going to order that a trillion people be allowed to starve, it behooves you to do it with grace.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:53 No.7740403
    Dust? More like ash and sulfur amirite?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:53 No.7740404
    There better be a lot of office humor and in-jokes between them. And more than just a little bit of sexual tension and borderline-incestual friendships-gone-relationships.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:53 No.7740406

    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:54 No.7740421


    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:54 No.7740424
    Not if the Commissar hat was made of gold and powerfist-sized precious jewels. If it was a normal one, THEN it'd be over the top.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:56 No.7740456
    This thread is getting good.

    Standing by to archive...
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:56 No.7740464
    Your work is appreciated, good sir
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:59 No.7740503
    I'm guessing, thef Fabricator General is just a Necron Lord with a "Glasses, big nose and moustache" -mask on it's face.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)18:59 No.7740506

    Keep 'em coming my man.....
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:01 No.7740524
    sometimes he even does not wear that ... everybody knows anyway
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:03 No.7740559
    Drawfag.... NAO!

    Groucho glasses and moustache on a Necron, posing as the Fabricator General... DO IT!
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:07 No.7740627
    Ohshit, this will finally enable me to embark on my planetkiller campaign.
    I've been waiting for some acolytes to reach high enough to make it viable, but they always die too fast.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:12 No.7740696
    Close. The Fabricator General is the New Void Dragon. He killed the old one.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:14 No.7740728

    Deleted him, rather.
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    Glad you're pleased, proceeding.

    The Fabricator-General of the Adeptus Mechanicus is somewhere between a person and a committee. For the past 5,000 years, the highest honor a techpriest could earn has been for a fragment of his brain to be added to the Fabricator. Within the robed, dreadnaught-sized torso of the great leader, the borders of ego break down, as the most brilliant and learned minds of the Imperium meld into a gestalt. This fact is kept as a most holy secret, and the Fabricator is always addressed as a singular person; however, the cyberskull-tipped dendrites that snake around his immense humanoid frame are capable of carrying on separate conversations with a dozen people at once.

    The Fabricator is terse and dismissive with the other High Lords. Many consider this a common foible of the Priesthood of Mars, but others whisper that he has spent the past 4,000 years plotting for the Mechanicus to either seize control of the Imperium or secede entirely.

    Less august personages who have cause to speak with one of the dendrites are often surprised by the Fabricator's casual conversational tone, and even sense of humor. In truth, the third mind-fragment added was of a Grand Magos known for cognitive and social programming techniques; the Fabricator will converse in whatever manner best suits his/their ends.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:21 No.7740832

    Oh. My. God.
    You need to start writing fluff for GW, man. This shit is way better than the blurbs in the codices.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:22 No.7740851

    >> That Motherfucking Goblin !XGZ8nDwSYI 01/23/10(Sat)19:23 No.7740865

    This is now canon.

    I don't give two shits that it's not from a GW source, it's too awesome NOT to be canon.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:23 No.7740873
    True , True

    That would make awesome official fluff
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:25 No.7740903
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    hai guise, im ur Paternova. Sorry can't fit in ma Highlord chair. will send my envoy lackey to keep it warm for me.

    the daddy navigator
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:25 No.7740905
    Yea, my opinion is that you should pick your fluff amongst all the stuf you ever heard of

    and that is now part of my 40k canon
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:29 No.7740967
    Well, there's a GK Grand Master above the other Grand Masters?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:29 No.7740970

    If this man is not DRAFTED into GW by the end of the week, then they are beyond all hope of redemption.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:31 No.7740993

    Mine too. Alongside the Lil' E theory and Warhammer 50k: The Age of Exodus. I don't care if GW didn't publish it, it's canon in my book.

    Seriously, /tg/ never fails to come up with some of the greatest shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:31 No.7740994
    "Too many machines in Ix".
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:35 No.7741049
    Dear Amazing Writefag, please please please please make a High Lord based on Commissar Equis.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:36 No.7741069
    Thread archived at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7738962/

    Please vote for it
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:43 No.7741164
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    Yes, and here he is

    Protip: Don't fuck with the supreme grandmaster
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:53 No.7741308
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    The Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica uses the name Clarity and appears to be a beautiful girl of around 18. Her hair is white (a common side-effect of sanctioning,) her skin is a rich, dark brown, and her eyes are hidden by a band of blue and gold embroidered silk. She is cheerful, friendly, and astute, and laughs often. While they continue to present a united front to the outside, the Adeptus is deeply concerned about the Master.

    It is common (though secret) practice for the most senior and powerful Psykers in the Adeptus to adopt new bodies when their old ones are rendered unsuitable by age or the ravages of warpcraft. A suitable body is selected from among the vast cull of the unsanctioned, and is specially processed to receive the soul of the honored elder. The transition is overseen and assisted by the elder's colleagues. The discarded body dies, the less important soul is eroded and consumed, and in the end the wise and powerful Psyker is gifted with new, young, healthy flesh in which to continue to serve the Imperium.

    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:53 No.7741319

    Minor changes in behavior are common, as the wise one adapts to a faster metabolism, the hormones of youth, and a few stray fragments of the soul of the donor. However, when Master Clarity emerged from his third and latest transition, his demeanor had changed completely. Mind-scans detected nothing amiss, but that means little when dealing with one of his power. Detailed questioning revealed he knew secrets only Clarity would, and the three who assisted in the process reported that it unfolded perfectly normally.

    However, the suspicion remains that the young girl who was to be honored by becoming Clarity's vessel instead managed to overcome and consume his soul and memories, dominating the assistants to prevent word getting out. If true, one of the twelve most powerful positions in the galaxy is now held by an 18-year-old girl with the memories and skills of a 500-year-old Alpha-plus Psyker.
    I'm gonna go get dinner now. Glad you liked the bits about the Master of the Administratum and the Fabricator-General.

    >> Op 01/23/10(Sat)19:57 No.7741375
    This shit is the best yet, that is downright scary.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)19:58 No.7741395
    gah, trip leftover, sorry.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)20:17 No.7741707
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    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)20:18 No.7741720
    >The Speaker for the Chartist Captains

    Interesting... he may not be on the council all the time, but when he is, he's the only member who's not technically a government official. Well, depending on how you see the Navigators.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)20:45 No.7742145
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)20:48 No.7742209
    The secret truth is the ancient Psyker likes being a girl and has begun to explore "her" new body
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)20:49 No.7742216

    Can we get a drawfag on this?

    It's wierd, isn't it... we know more about the chapter masters of the SMs than we do about the 12 most powerful people in the galaxy.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)20:51 No.7742255
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    The Master of the Astronomican

    This man is a bald, robed figure, standing 6 feet tall, his body seeming gaunt, but hidden behind his robes. Around the crown of his head is inscribed 8 ancient sigils. Each a these symbols represent, and are attuned to, one of the eight greater tones of thought. His robes are a stark white, and the hems of the sleeves and lapels are inscribed with the lesser tones of thought and emotion, each an elegant combination of the greater tones. His walk varies from short shuffles to broad steps. He hums constantly, his movements and gestures in time with the mentally audible and never-ceasing psychic song he sings.

    The sigils around his crown seem to glow slightly as he talks, the archaic symbols shimmering as to the emotions and audible tones of his voice. His hum only stops as he speaks, and even then, his soft, nearly angelic voice continues to change tones, making all speech a continuity of his song.

    His visage is constantly that of utter joy. It is said that he is the happiest being in the universe, as his position is so close to the psychic being of the emperor that be basks in his light constantly.

    Unfortunately, every moment he spends at the Astronomican is one of true pain. He guides the choir that sings the song to light the beacon for all of humanity. Such is the pain that the choir feels as their bodies are drained, it flows into the Master, who must hold it at bay as the psychic chants are focused. But he knows the every moment he spends to keep that candle lit is another moment he helps humanity survive.

    (Pic: Imagine a bit balder.)
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:00 No.7742356

    Ah, a new writefag.

    We've got a bunch more High Lords to go; I only did 3. If you consider yourself a writefag, pick a wizened old bureaucrat and start writing!
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:02 No.7742375
    Stuff like this... Oh man.

    Great work. For the Emperor!
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:02 No.7742376
    I like this. Please, continue. Kinda reminds me of when we did the notable people for the Tiji Sector.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:21 No.7742670
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    The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum

    An enormous man, clouded in mystery. It is whispered that he came into Imperial service as either boy in a Space Marine ceremony or a Storm Trooper in Inquisitorial service. His results were so absurdly good, that he was send to Terra, to the Asassins Temple.

    His actions for the Temple are even more shady, no records of him exist until he took a seat among the High Lords of Terra.
    He is considered to be a man in control. There are servitors that move more muscles when sitting still. In fact, the Grand Master Assassin doesn't appear to breathe.
    And should certain women be believed, the Grand Master Assassin doesn't even have a pulse.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:21 No.7742674
    I wonder how anybody can kill the High Lords of Terra.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:22 No.7742695
    Being a High Lord of Terra yourself helps.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:22 No.7742696

    You don't.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:23 No.7742705
    You don't.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:24 No.7742728
    How do they know he has no pul...

    Oh wait.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:25 No.7742737
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:28 No.7742795
    Starts to sound good.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:28 No.7742796
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    When the conclave of the High Lords meets, it is the personage of the Inquisitorial Representative who arouses the most interest, for it is never the same person twice. Some say that it is because even these mighty men and women are actively involved in the war against the darkness, and that a moment away from their individual duties brings the Imperium closer to collapse. Others hint darkly that it is so that no Inquisitor can develop a relationship with his fellow High Lords or become too accustomed to the intoxicating power that the Council wields.

    Some are bombastic men in power armour, the light of burning worlds reflecting in their steely gaze. Others are hunched and hooded scholars, claw like hands emerging from tattered robes to point accusingly at those who have displeased them. Grey bearded pontiffs and warrior women, witch hunters and demon smiters, the hidden masters of the Ordos give their counsel freely... but they are ever watchful of their fellow lords. Should the time ever come, the Left Hand of the Emperor is ever ready to strike even the most mighty Lords in the galaxy.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:29 No.7742822

    Sorry, new guy here. Hope that's OK, it's coming up on 2:30 in the morning here.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:31 No.7742860

    That's fine. I actually like the idea that no Inquisitor ever serves as a High Lord for more than one meeting. It seems like something they would do, given how many safeguards they have in place against themselves.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:32 No.7742875
    That was absolute fucking garbage.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:33 No.7742893
    AHH, a fellow brithfag! Yes that was fine, there's not much you can say about the Inquisitorial representative except that they normally aren't the same and they accuse everyone of heresy.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:35 No.7742916
    The part where her mind takes over the mind of the old guy is kind of retarded.

    The rest was sort of a good idea.





    Two steaming hot women, identical, speaking in one voice.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:35 No.7742924
    Others are up at this ungodly time browsing /tg/? Huh. Anyway good work man.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:38 No.7742964
    You bet I'm still awake.
    Just went for a party...
    I have enough coke in my blood to make Slaanesh jealous, so I am going to wait a few hours before I can sleep.
    Meanwhile, I'm going to work on my DH campaign.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:40 No.7743000
    My sleeping cycle's out of whack due to all nighters. Trying to ease myself in to a sane sleeping cycle.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:43 No.7743058
    High Lords of Terra are pretty good.

    The Assassin Master needs a bit more detailing.

    But the Psyker Master needs some serious rewriting.

    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:44 No.7743080
    So they're like the twins from The Shining.
    Except sexier.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:45 No.7743092
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    The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites

    This leader is a man who shows only the utmost discipline. He always stands straight, his back as rigid as the law he brings. His hair is kept in a short buzz cut, the follicles a glossy black. He wears a black suit, reminiscent of those worn by the adeptus arbites. His clothing is passed down, from Provst Marshal to Provst Marshal, each one inscribing his name on the inside of the fabric. This suit is adorned with golden accents, made of an alloy of adamantium and precious alloys. His right eye has been replaced by a sleek, ancient cybernetic implant. The Grand Provst uses this augmentation to monitor people's biorhythms, looking for indications of deceit or of someone withholding information. His craft so perfected and practiced that it is said he can even predict a person's mannerisms and behavior by watching them for only a minute. In fact, this implant is also an ancient heirloom that each Provst Marshal uses, and it stores information of every being it purveys.

    He is the only one allowed to bring a weapon into meetings between the High Lords. A precaution agreed upon after the coup'de'taut lead by Goge Vandire. The unassuming las-pistol holstered at his waist has never been used, and is hoped to never be necessary.

    The Provst Marshal remains quiet during meetings, only speaking on matters of law or, when the time calls for it, enforcing laws and codes made for the High Lords themselves to maintain balances of power and to keep the meetings orderly.

    He has only stood during a meeting on one occasion as a disagreement between two High Lords reached a raising of voices. The room instantly became deathly still without a single word from him. With a straight back, he looked between each of the High Lords before sitting back down in his seat, his lips not parting or moving in the slightest. A compromise was reached within an hour.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:45 No.7743094

    Ditto. Unfortunately, I have to get up at 7:30 tomorrow.

    I'm doomed.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:46 No.7743105

    Just say something like demons have serious problems possessing "split" souls.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:47 No.7743119
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    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:48 No.7743144
    Five hours and a headache is better than collapsing in the middle of a class, that's my motto.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:48 No.7743150
    >He is the only one allowed to bring a weapon into meetings between the High Lords.

    Not to ruin your talk, but does this have a fluff basis?

    Because it IS 40k we're talking about.

    You never leave your weapon at home.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:50 No.7743166
    When is this supposed to be released anyways?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:51 No.7743186
    There is no fluff basis for or against it. It seemed reasonable that the High Lords wouldn't allow each other weapons after something like the coup'de'tat happened. (Which the coup is established fluff)
    It only seemed right to give the only gun to the man of the law.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:52 No.7743203

    The Inquisitor isn't going to hand in his piece, the Ad mech probably has more weapons built into him then flesh, and the Assassin could probably kill almost everyone in a fifty mile radius while tied to a chair in a dark room three floors below the meeting.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:52 No.7743205
    You realise that it is kind of retarded in 40k?

    The Assassin master probably has thirty lasguns embedded in his hands alone.

    It's fucking 40k man.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:52 No.7743207
    I'd much rather talk about the political dynamic of the High Lords of Terra vs the vast and ever growing power of the Inquisition than what they bloody well look like.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:53 No.7743219
    Not to mention the psykers.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:53 No.7743233
    And it could just be the weapon officially there. The rest may still be packing secretly.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:55 No.7743257
    Is it so far fetched to believe that the 12 people controlling the entirety of the Imperium would allow themselves to be dis-armed when holding their meetings?
    I personally would think that people of such high caliber might actually have good intentions and themselves lay down their weapons in order to have as peaceful a meeting as possible.

    So, if you still don't think it makes sense or fits how would you suggest it is changed or should it just be removed?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:56 No.7743260
    >Implying he hasn't already done so, but the people aren't dead. Yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:57 No.7743274
    Writer of the Master of the Astronomican and Provst Marshal here.

    Some of the other High Lords are hard to describe as they are just elected officials that change often. How should those be done?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:57 No.7743288
    I wish to be the little girl
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:58 No.7743298
    >might actually have good intentions
    Yeah, it's indicated in the fluff they are kind of dicks.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)21:58 No.7743304
    GW should give FFG the entire Warhammer franchise, and give them some extra staff. I mean, look at this shit. FFG has done more for 40k's fluff than GW has in the last ever.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:01 No.7743352

    The point wasn't that they would refuse to disarm so much that some of them are literally incapable of disarming. All the psykers, the Grand Master of the assassins, and the Fabricator-General cannot disarm, as their weapons are built into their bodies or actually are their bodies. Maybe make it a symbolic thing, that the Provost is the only one allowed to carry a non-concealed weapon. Also, I know it's late for you, but some basic proofreading wouldn't be amiss. Other than that, I think it's fine.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:04 No.7743394

    I can see it now.

    "...alright, I think that just about rounds everything up. Any questions? Good. Now, Master Custodes, what has our colleague left for us today?"
    "Barking Toad venom released at random intervals into the air from a modified servo skull. Sepulchra coating on all the documents. Sixteen slow acting narcotics that I have never encountered before are in the filtration system. There are also six dozen murder servitors hanging from the ceiling in the third antechamber among the gargoyles."
    *the assembly laughs and gingerly pats the Assasin master on the back for a job well done*
    "Good one, Titus. Although I wish you'd stop using Toad venom. It's a nightmare getting cooked pilgrim blood off the tapestries."
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:06 No.7743434

    All the fluff in this thread is from /tg/ writefags. Still, I agree with you.

    And I'm absolutely trying to use my position as a FFG playtester to worm my way towards working for them.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:11 No.7743498
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    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:11 No.7743512
    >touching the master assassin
    >being in the same room as the master assassin

    Actually, I wonder what it'd be like if the High Lords were buddy enough to go drinking on Fridays after a long meeting. And they all are capable of being inebriated.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:12 No.7743516
    also jokaero digital weapons.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:14 No.7743543
    I for one support The High Bros of Terra
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:16 No.7743581

    They probably all get hammered in the Leman Russ memorial bar, enshrined in the Primarch's old chambers in the palace. It is as though the Primarch wandered out five minutes ago.

    Only the High Lords, Chapter Masters of the Adeptus Astartes, and the greatest heroes of the Imperium are allowed in. The Barman is a Space Wolf honour guard. It is the highest, and most secret, honour that the Wolves can bestow on one of their own.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:16 No.7743591
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    The large, powerful form of the Grand Master of Assassins is topped with a face, tired and laced with sadness. His dark skin shows deep wrinkles and lines, his hair very short and in tight curls. The slightly gray haired man walks with dignity everywhere he goes. His clothing is a regal looking suit of black and silver.

    Despite his physical appearance and position, the High Lords consider him an exemplary character. He prays at the Emperor's feet daily, never raising his eyes to actually look at his lord and savior. This is not out of horror or disgust, but out of the utmost respect and servitude.

    To each Grandmaster of Assassins is passed down a kill order on each of the High Lords of Terra, signed and ready. These dangerous documents are stored in an old reliquary, only know to the Grandmaster's themselves. The first Grandmaster secretly gifted an assassination order against his position to the Provst Marshal in order to complete the circle of balances. This secret died with the first Grandmaster, but is passed between the Provst Marshals, ready to be enacted upon if the time ever calls for it.

    The Grandmaster of Assassins' mind is a powerful tool of deduction, he has stopped whole planets from falling to civil unrest or war with key assassinations of seemingly unrelated characters. His cognitive abilities are said to only be outmatched by the Fabricator-General himself.

    (Pic: think older + less fat + more muscle)
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:17 No.7743611

    Aren't the Adepta Sororitas now incapable of having a single leader, after their previous one disappeared?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:17 No.7743616
    This is /tg/ canon.
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    >He has only stood during a meeting on one occasion as a disagreement between two High Lords reached a raising of voices. The room instantly became deathly still without a single word from him. With a straight back, he looked between each of the High Lords before sitting back down in his seat, his lips not parting or moving in the slightest. A compromise was reached within an hour.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:21 No.7743699

    Thank you!

    I like to think the barman is a Drednought. A very old, very understanding Drednought. He's quite literally heard it all before. He even had some of the primarchs in their, back in the day.

    This is actually the reason why the memorial bar remains so intact despite the ravages of the heresy. Both sides liked the place so much that they fought away from the area, so that it could be claimed by whoever was victorious. It is rumoured that during the siege of the Emperor's Palace it was the only reasonably safe place on Terra, where loyalist and traitor could recuperate before the grand battles. None could face the prospect of being barred for life from this hallowed space.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:22 No.7743707
    Imagine a bar brawl. The High Lords, sitting at one table, hear a drunken insult against one of their home planets.

    The bar goes silent.

    Then it erupts in a crash of genetically and surgically modified bodies, everybody trying to punch everybody. Shit defies physics, the Astartes pile in, drunken, the Master Assassin caresses a few people, and the psykers are tossing beer bottles everywhere.

    I'm not much of a writefag.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:25 No.7743753
    Awww man, looks like the thread's gotten off track.

    Looks like no more High Lords. Or should I still try to write more?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:25 No.7743762
    Do it. Also right about bar brawls.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:26 No.7743779

    Fuck me.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:26 No.7743788
    I am now seeing Karaoke night. And the pub quiz, where the raw knowledge and computing power of the Mechanicus and Administratum team is pitted against the telepathy and prophecy of the psykers and the all-out, balls-to-the-wall cheating of the Inquisitor and Assassin.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:30 No.7743878
    I couldn't write about bar brawls. I'm in a serious mindset right now and wouldn't be able to make it entertaining enough.

    I'll still write more about the High Lords though.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:40 No.7744086
    The Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus Ministorum

    This fiery man is know for his stern demeanor and iron fist in dealing with matters associated with the Imperial Cult. He wears a crimson gown with a single gold chain around his neck, the thin necklace adorned with a single, golden Double Aquila symbol. Despite his old looks, he remains active and requires no assistance in his daily activities. He is said to be empowered by the emperor himself, his faith sustaining his body past its natural lifespan.

    He has personally ordered and overseen seemingly countless crusades against heretic controlled worlds. Though he morns the loss of every human life turned heretical, he almost relishes in the defeat of the unfaithful, bringing glory to the God-Emperor. His sermons are so inspiring and so powerful that they have been recorded and are required viewing at Imperial Shrines on as many worlds as they can distribute copies to.

    It is no secret that the Ecclesiarch detests cybernetic implants. He considers it vanity and impudence to modify the human body, which he considers to be the image of the Emperor. He does however, understand the necessity in circumstances. He is often found in deep arguments with the Fabricator-General over the philosophy and morality behind cybernetic augmentation. Despite the Fabricator-General's massive intellect and data storage, they argue on equal grounds, such is the Ecclesiarch's passion.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:41 No.7744099
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    Forgot mah pic.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:47 No.7744206
    It seems like, the way /tg/ is writing it, that the High Lords are neither ineffectual nor corrupt. They just have to large an area to govern and too much shit to put up with. Similarly, they all get along fairly well with one another, because every High Lord knows that, uniquely, no other Lord is gunning for his position. In fact, High Lords probably fear their peers least because they each already have as much power is attainable and have nothing to gain but everything to lose by fighting. This means that they can chill, relax, maybe have a couple beers with one another, and no-one else.
    >> Dispatch 01/23/10(Sat)22:51 No.7744292

    You guys make Ancient Terra out to be some kind of Wild West Saloon.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:52 No.7744318

    You're right, it's probably more like Detroit.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:53 No.7744337

    There's a whole lot of power to go around in the Imperium. If you just want some power to abuse, enough to surround yourself with bitches and get your enemies killed... you can hit that level as a planetary tax assessor. Being a High Lord is WORK. You don't get High Lord unless you want it more than literally millions of other potentials, so the High Lords are driven and competent.

    Also, good point about the competition. The Ecclesiarch needs to watch every cardinal and bishop beneath him trying for his position... but he doesn't need to worry about the Marshal of the Arbites. Within their own organizations, they fight for position, but with each other, they only fight for the advantage of their factions and the benefit of the Imperium at large. Mostly, they probably just try to run things as well as they can.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:53 No.7744340
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)22:59 No.7744450

    Damn. Now I really want a High-Lords sitcom.
    >> Frazer !!NNiZ5EzzZEM 01/23/10(Sat)23:04 No.7744506

    I like this interpretation very much indeed. It's both sensible and entirely fitting within the universe, too.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:08 No.7744558
    Should I go for another High Lord or call it a night?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:08 No.7744560
    Anybody going to do the Navigators?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:10 No.7744592

    Being the selfish bastard that I am, I gonna have to say go for another one. I typically find that once you start writing it's easier to keep writing than to stop and try to start again later.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:18 No.7744690
    I think you're still missing Navigator.

    Of the other optional ones I think:
    Captain General of the Custodes
    Lord Commander Militant of the IG
    and the Abbess Sanctorum of the Adepta Sororitas

    would make for the most interesting reads.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:21 No.7744748
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    The Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes is a simply enourmous man incased in the jet black armour of the Custodes. The armour is 10,000 years old and has been passed down from General to General since before the days of the Horus Heresy. His right hand is a massive power claw that is rumoured to be the very same that the Emperor used when he walked among his people. If true then this would be the most sacred relic in the entire Imperium.

    When watching him one gets the feeling of a predator at rest, still but ready to impart death at a moments notice. Though almost always covered by his helmet many have reported that his eyes are never still, constantly searching for the slightest aggresive or suspicious movements. Those few who have seen him without his helmet report a striking man with black dreadlocks a beard and dark skin. With a personality bordering on indifference on subjects outside of directly guarding Terra he nethertheless has perfect memory of all discussions and opinions stated in the meetings.

    As the Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes he is physically the most powerful member of the High Lords and has final say about all situations regarding the direct managment of Terra and the Imperial Palace.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:24 No.7744813
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    Hmm... guess I could try another.

    Lady Lillienne Benetek-Sinde, The Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators, is 363 years old. She looks approximately ten percent of her age.

    The utter necessity of the services of the Navigator houses has gifted them with immense wealth. This wealth has led in turn to a life of incomparable luxury. Lady Lily, as she insists her friends call her, is the lovely, charming, poised, and decadent result.

    Her position is less constantly demanding than those of her collegues. The contracts defining the Navigators' duties, rights, and pay are millennial old. The maintenance and breeding of the Navigator gene is left to medically-trained underlings. Lady Lillienne has little that requires her direct attention.

    As a result, the Lady is something of a peacemaker at the council table. As she rarely has a direct stake in a dispute, she can act as a mediator, using precisely gauged flattery and bon mots to guide conflicts toward resolution. For this reason, she is invaluable to the smooth running of the Imperium, and her subtle control over the council's decisions should not be underestimated.

    It is therefore troubling that, of all the High Lords, she is closest to being tainted by Chaos. Decadence is ever a trap for the wealthy, and she skirts perilously, titillatingly close to the edge of corruption.

    Her drinking is thoroughly under control, though her capacity is legendary. Her drug use is moderate. Her male and female companionships, while frequent, are not really excessive. But the fact remains that once a month, she has a beautiful young man delivered to her quarters, so that she can make carnal use of him while slowly killing him with her Warp Eye. She finds the sensation of a soul's destruction, so close, at such a time, utterly captivating.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:25 No.7744815

    errrr mean't left hand
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:27 No.7744857
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    This doesn't match the fluff provided in Rogue Trader at all.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:28 No.7744864
    she probably doesn't get along with whoever is acting the Inquisitorial representative at the time.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:28 No.7744873
    >so that she can make carnal use of him while slowly killing him with her Warp Eye. She finds the sensation of a soul's destruction, so close, at such a time, utterly captivating.

    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:28 No.7744876
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    The Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators

    While the Paternoval Envoy is elected and changed on a regular basis, the Paternova himself has not changed in over a millennium. Such is the strength of the Navigator's mutation, the current Paternova appears to be a 60 year old man.

    The Paternoval is kept secluded in a palace dedicated to the guidance of navigators. As with all navigators, the Paternova has a 'third eye' in the center of his forehead. While some navigator's eyes manifest non physically or only as small eyelets, the Paternoval's warp sense is so great that seemingly the entirety of his forehead is a lustrous jet black 'eye'. Not being a man of finery, as he never personally appears before the High Lords, he wears a loose white garb with a high collar.

    The room he occupies is kept pitch black with no other people in the room, as the dangers of staring into a warp eye are too great. He paces his room endlessly each day, turning deftly to gaze out into the Empyrean. He strives for premonitions, sensing ripples in the warp, making predictions and prophecies. His envoy brings these before the High Lords on occasions of importance.

    The current envoy is a woman appearing to be in her thirties, the slow aging of navigators placing her true age in the range of 200 years. She comes from a 'weaker' house of navigators, chosen for her dedication to duty and the fact that she could not threaten the power of the larger houses. The envoy wears a shimmering dark purple silk shirt, having a slight fascination with the color of her most experience subject, the warp. During meetings, she dons a ritualistic head band, bearing visual similarities to a psyker's focusing device. This covers direct sight to her warp eye and shields the High Lords from a prying eye into the ripples they create in the warp.

    (Left pic: Paternova's garb, Right: Envoy)
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:30 No.7744906
    HAH! How interesting. Both writers used a woman for the Envoy.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:32 No.7744949

    Hah! We both did the Navigators, but our stuff is completely compatible.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:32 No.7744962

    >HAH! mind
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:35 No.7745002
    Ehhhh, the soul sucking doesn't seem like it'd fit in a person chosen for an illustrious and highly sought after position.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:38 No.7745072
    Or does it? That's the beauty of the High Lords; they can do whatever the fuck they want. Anything borderline heretical just needs to be kept hidden.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:44 No.7745184

    I have no doubt that she takes great pains to keep this particular habit a secret from the other lords, but especially from the Inquisitorial representative. While none of them would move directly against her, she is just an Envoy and therefore replaceable. I especially doubt that the Grand-Master of the Grey Knights would be keen on that habit. If word got out, pressure might build on the Paternova to keep his charge in line, or else replace her.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/10(Sat)23:53 No.7745358
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    Time to speculate about POLITICS!

    The Master of the Administratum is the most directly powerful of the High Lords, but he is also the least free to act. The Administratum runs almost the entire Imperium, and this monumental task is far more important to him than bickering with the other High Lords. He considers himself the chairman of the council, and does not take sides in factional disputes.

    Wants: things running harmoniously.

    Implied threats if he doesn't get his way: increased taxation, bureaucratic gridlock, your home planet starving because no one delivered the food.

    The Fabricator-General also considers him/theirself the most important being on the council. Double-headed eagle, remember: he controls the Mechanicus half of the Imperium, and these eleven fleshlings control the other half. Sides with the Administratum, on those occasions when the Mechanicus isn't the one causing the dispute.

    Wants: More worlds under Mechanicus control, and less interference in Mechanicus matters.

    Implied Threats: if the Techpriests stop working, hive worlds choke, ships hang in the sky, the IG grinds to a halt. Things go neolithic within a few years. Some suspect the Fabricator may actually be planning this as a play for greater control of the Imperium.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:02 No.7745501
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    Keep in mind: the Paternova got his position through birth and having exceptionally powerful warp-eye foresight. The Envoy, on the other hand, got her position through being a consummate politician.

    She's charming and helpful. Things move more smoothly when she's included. She's adept at soothing raw nerves and bruised egos. And she's certainly skilled at hiding a scandal.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:03 No.7745529

    Really? I thought that the Paternova, in addition to being born in the greatest house, also had to politic his way into power. I doubt it's direct heredity.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:11 No.7745666
    The IG Supreme Commander is every "grizzled old veteran commander" stereotype mushed into one.

    Also he is Caesar.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:13 No.7745718

    I'd have thought that he's more of an armchair general, given his extreme distance from every battlefield ever.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:14 No.7745736

    Scratch that. He is a hydra of Creeds.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:17 No.7745786
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    I figure the Administratum, Mechanicus, Ministorum, and Inquisition are the power players. They make most of the big policy decisions. The other High Lords need the support of at least one of them to get measures passed.

    The Ecclesiarch is one of the three most powerful people in the Imperium. It's debatable whether he is more or less formidable than the Master of the Administratum or the Fabricator-General, but neither has anything like his sway over the common people of the Imperium. Belief can move worlds, especially when manifested as trillions of fanatics. Sees it as his duty to oppose the expansion of Mechanicus power, as the Omnissiah is merely a facet of the God Emperor, and the people would be better off worshiping the Emp. directly.

    Wants: more piety, more holy wars. Less variant faiths, like those of the Mechanicus and Space Marines.

    Threats: If he says the God-Emperor doesn't like you, a trillion fanatics boycott or wreck your shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:18 No.7745794
    Man, the "CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED" each other so much that they come back around to being a normal person.

    With a Baneblade in his back pocket.
    >> Commissar Internet !!49Ay+6zEbfG 01/24/10(Sun)00:18 No.7745804
    In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only Gunslinger Girls.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:24 No.7745915

    Now, it's never been addressed, but I think that the Inquisition may control the means of production as far as some of their tech goes. It's not like them to be beholden to anyone else, and if the AdMech controlled their flow of goods that would make them the most powerful faction bar none. So, while the =][= buys stuff from the AdMech and makes a show of subservience in that regard, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they had a few secret foundries tucked away all through the galaxy.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:25 No.7745919
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    The Grand Master of Assassins ("The Killmeister," or "Lemmy" to his friends) doesn't make big policy decisions. Instead, he proposes quiet solutions to problems. Sometimes comes in conflict with the Arbites, who like things settled officially and legally, and the Guard, who like things settled definitively and overwhelmingly. Occasionally lends a word of support to the Ecclesiarch in disputes with the Mechanicus, but rarely enough to imply a threat. Is thought to be friendly with the Master of the Administratum, as they share a love of things going quietly and smoothly.

    Wants: problems solved his way.

    Threats: strongly worded letters.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:26 No.7745937
    ... Louis?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:28 No.7745978
    >strongly worded letters.
    >40k code for ASSASSINATION ORDERS
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:29 No.7746000
    I can't get over this image of the Master of Assassins looking like Snake-Eyes from GI Joe.
    Maybe it's better that way.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:32 No.7746051
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    The Mechanicus IS the most powerful single faction. Second head of the aquila, remember? They have their own religion, their own worlds, their own armies and fleets.

    Thing is, they're internally fragmented and tightly woven into Imperium society. It's not that the Inquisition controls foundries, it's that certain foundries are run by techpriests more loyal to certain inquisitors than to their superiors in the Mechanicus.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:41 No.7746171
    Remember that no matter how powerful or influential the high lords are they are like anyone else in the Imperium, expendable. Only ONE person in all the Imperium, only ONE person out of more then trillions, possibly quadrillions, is irreplaceable. And he's a rotting corpse who's only a few cells away from death and power greater then anything in the galaxy.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:54 No.7746349
    On that note, Battletech 40k. It's an idea I've been having for the last few days.

    The Emperor dies, the Astartes and Inquisition run off to the edge of the galaxy, and the Mechanicum is tasked with keeping everything from blowing up. The Mechanicum, like ComStar, handles communications and technology. Conventions are drawn up to prevent the use of world-devastating weapons and the like.

    Each Segmentum becomes its own "successor state".

    What do you think?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)00:59 No.7746426
    Well the AdMech does produce and maintain everything it still relies on other sectors of the Imperium, most notably the Administratum (where do you think those barren Forge-worlds get their supplies from?), they also call on the IG for military support, though they do have considerable military might.

    As another anon said, some Magos don't always follow the Fabricator-General. But the point is that the AdMech can't do what ever they want, they can't just suseed from The Imperium and they can't dictate the terms of every single treaty, because they don't have all the power.

    Sure, without them everything would fall to bits in less than a year, though the same can be said about most of the other High Lords, let me put in into order of importance:

    The Master of the Administratum - High
    The Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus Ministorum - High
    The Fabricator General of the Adeptus Mechanicus - High
    The Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica - High
    The Master of the Astronomican - Medium
    The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites - Medium
    The Inquisitorial Representative - Medium
    The Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators - Low
    The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum - Low

    High: The Imperium can't function without for more than year, or controls huge amounts of military power.

    Medium: Has little military power, merely represents a faction, or has little to do outside of their primary roll (Astronomican only needs to acquire new psykers and beyond that have little they can do with authority, even though they maintain the Astronomican and subsequently all warp travel, it's unlikely they'd ever hold others to ransom with this)

    Low: Just does fuck all.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:01 No.7746449

    You realize the navigators are the lynchpin that HOLDS together the Imperium?

    If they piss them off, they can just shut down the entire infrastructure.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:04 No.7746476
    >The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum - Low

    I can get how, officially, the dude in charge of assassinations isnt high up on the list, but I remember reading somewhere that the dude in that position NEEDS to be EXTREMELY loyal, because the God-knows-how-many assassin's he commands could fuck up the Imperium in short order.

    So, he may be only one vote among twelve, or however the hell they work, but having his support would be a major boost, given whats at his disposal.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:07 No.7746517

    You forget the part where the inquisitor crits the SoB and her head explodes, dealing damage to everyone nearby due to skull fragments.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:07 No.7746519
    The Grandmaster of Assassins has PERSONAL access to the Emperor. None of the other High Lords get that.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:09 No.7746555
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    The Astronamican and the Navigators are both utterly vital for starships to function. If starships don't function, there's no Imperium. I'd rank them both high.

    If the ships are functioning, then there's still communication even if the Astropaths fail. I'd rank them medium.

    Kudos for the interesting way of looking at things.

    And yes, the Mechanicus can't just do what it wants. If it could, the Fabricator-General would be the ruler of the Imperium, rather than just one of the three most powerful High Lords.

    I still maintain that the Mechanicus is the most powerful single faction. Every faction is dependent on every other, which is why they're parts of the Imperium rather than separate nations.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:12 No.7746593
    >Every faction is dependent on every other, which is why they're parts of the Imperium rather than separate nations.

    This. No matter how powerful one faction is they all realize that they far more to lose from going it alone or trying to take over.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:14 No.7746625
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    Yes, he's very loyal and very powerful. He's one of the 12 most powerful people in the galaxy. But of those 12 people, he's one of the less influential. He can have anyone killed, but he doesn't have billions of people under his direct command, and the Imperium could continue for a while (albeit not as smoothly) without him.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:15 No.7746638

    They don't? Are you sure? I mean, the Custodes guy does, obviously.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:20 No.7746718
    We not talking about every single member of the Navis Nobilitas here, just the Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators.

    At the end of the day individual clans, houses, or families don' truly answerer to the Paternoval, they answer to the Imperium, if they suspended all warp travel then it would quickly be over come--in other words, Navigators do hold massive amounts of power, but it's essentially a red button that would kill them as well.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:27 No.7746823
    >it's essentially a red button that would kill them as well.

    That's the case with any of the factions that could bring down the Imperium. The Navigators have more leeway than that, though. They can do a partial strike. If the Envoy reports to the Navigator houses that the High Lords are trying to screw them over, they suspend all warp-navigation services except those they deem absolutely vital. They can do this to a greater or lesser degree, depending on how much pressure they want to put on the Lords.

    The Navigator Houses are basically a bunch of hereditary trade unions. They compete with one another for contracts, but they look after their own, and they know how to use collective bargaining to get what they need. The Paternoval Envoy isn't their boss, but she does speak for them.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:28 No.7746844
    Also note that it's not so much the Grandmaster of Assassins taking a break, it's the Grandmaster signing death warrants for every-fucking-person he deems he doesn't like.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:34 No.7746924

    The Inquisition would probably suffer the worse form the lose of the Master of Assassins, initially at lest, and I'd suppose that during meetings of the council The =][= representative would listen to what the Master of Assassins was saying.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:35 No.7746946

    There are complicated relationships between each faction that keep them in line.

    For the sake of example:

    AdMech > Inquisition > Navigators

    The AdMech can call in favours/bribe Inquisitors (with powerful tech, of course) to be harsh on the Navis Nobilitas (since they're essentially warp infused crazy mutants just waiting to become a demonhost) in order to get the Nobilitas to provide better Navigators for once of their new ships. However, the Nobilitas could go to the Adeptus Astra Telepathica and get them to stop providing their best Psykers to =][=, thus the cycle continues.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:39 No.7747007
    I should of mentioned this before actually, Navigators pretty much are the Ordo Malleus' bitches.

    If they went on strike it would be *BLAM* HERESY, until they go back to work, and then The Imperium has a massive shortage of decent Navigators for a few hundred years and as a result 2,000 sectors are lost and billions of vital food supplies don't reach their destination on time-causing hundreds of thousands Hive famines.

    What, it's not like they haven't tried before.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:42 No.7747046

    News to me. Nothing about it in Rogue Trader, which has the most extensive info on Navigators that I know of. It mostly talks about how the Navigators are very insular and police themselves.

    Where are you getting this? It sounds wrong.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:47 No.7747125
    Lexicanum. What? you mean I can't trust the internet? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

    But seriously, due to pretty much being abhumans and at serious risk of demonic possession there are more than a few Inquisitors that would like to destroy the Navigators, and many more who don't trust them. As such, I'd suppose that they'd ready to move in on the Navigators Quarter and any other major Navigator houses, just waiting for something like this to happen.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:51 No.7747198
    The Navigators are THE most important faction in the Imperium.

    The Imperium relies on warp travel for everything and the navigators are the only ones who can direct ships through it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:53 No.7747234
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    >Utterly cripple our transportation capabilities to rid ourselves of abhuman filth!

    Oh, you wacky Puritans.

    But anyway, everything we've been discussing is extreme-circumstances, worst case scenario stuff. The Mechanicus isn't going to turn off the ventilators in the hive cities, the Assassinorum isn't going to kill all the High Lords, and the Navigators aren't going to go on strike.

    It's just that each faction uses what they conceivably could do (and every faction could cause a lot of trouble) as leverage in negotiations.

    It's all very subtle, with lots of
    >implying implications
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)01:55 No.7747270

    Nah, you can warp-navigate without Navigators. It's just a lot slower, you have to stick to pre-planned routes, and you need bigass cogitators.

    And it's a bit silly to say their the most important when the ships can't run without the Techpriests down in engineering... and the Mechanicus has control of a lot of other stuff, besides.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)02:02 No.7747369
    But the point is that if they did this then the entire imperium would die, and then they would die shortly afterwards.

    Perhaps I have sold the Navigators bargaining powers short a though.

    (At the council of High Lords)
    Fab-General: Good news everyone! We've rediscovered an awesome Titan the size of a small hive city! We're bringing in back to Mars to repair it, should be here in a few months.
    Envoy: You know, the Navigators Quarter's plumbing is on the frits, could you fix it?
    F-G: Fuck off.
    Envoy: Navigator Vocigirid of House Kat is guiding that ship isn't he?
    F-G: Yeah.
    Envoy: It would be a shame if he accidentally misguided the ship through the warp and it took 50 years to get here.

    Anyway, yes, agreed.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)02:06 No.7747441

    >Fab-General: Good news everyone!

    We previously established that the Fab-Gen is a supergenius gestalt consciousness in a robed robo-body the size of a dreadnaught.

    And now, we have established that it sounds like Professor Farnsworth.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/10(Sun)02:07 No.7747455

    I can die happy now.
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