I'm not to /tg/ and was browsing 1d4chan when I discovered the Warhammer 50k setting, the Ship Moves where the Imperium packs it all up on and ark to leave the galaxy. Needless to say I thought it was fucking awesomeSO LETS GET A THREAD GOING BOYZ
>>32528706What makes it interesting? I know it only by reference, and in true /tg/ fashion that means the same two fucking sentences repeated over and over again.I get it, the ship fucking moves. Congratulations to the engine room. What else have you got for me?
>>32528806http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_ship_moves maybe this will help. Has links to all the original threads n shit
>>32528806The Emperor is the ship.Everything is the Ship.The Ship moves.
>>32528706> all of humankind piles into a single ship one AU long> the last best hope for mankind> some random Deldar drops a block hole bomb in its path for shits and giggles, exterminating the entire remaining human race in one fell swoop> for this terrible act of senseless and unprovoked violence, the Dark Eldar responsible is dragged before Vect and receives from him a single high-five
>>32528858A thought accrues to meThe Emperor IS taking the ship somewherebut when they get there, how in the the God-Emperors name are they going to unload everyone?Also the Space Marines called Ship Marines now?
>>32528882HERESY THE IMPERIUM SHALL NEVER DIE SO LONG AS THE GOD CAPTAIN IS AT THE HELM
>>32528882Nice. Actually they wouldn't have to do that. Sheer mass of the ship would make it collapse into blackhole.
>>32528964The Imperium is already dead. The IoM was an empire of a millions worlds... and now all you have is a single ship. Thats not an empire by any definition.
>>32529051you know in the previous threads people have gotten into very long, and detailed and scientific debates on that.
>>32529074You just volunteered you self for vent cleaning duty Anon
>>32529074The ship has more habitable space and population than the old Imperium
>>32529074you seem to not comprehend size of this ... thing ... if by some Emperor blessing it don't sail right into oblivion it would be machine god incarnate. Khorne would piss himself, Slanesh would become celibate just to run from it, Tzeentch would go certainly not as planned and Nurgle would think about bath if humanity demanded.
>>32529208> the Imperium has shrunk to a fraction of its former size> the surviving members scrambled to get to the ship as a holdout of last resort> upon entering, the population of the ship is greater than that of the old ImperiumI don't think so Tim.
>>32529208I want to add that this sphere would have nearly 2 quadrillions times the current land area of the Earth. Or 500 trillions times the total area of Earth, which is available to the Imperium at that time.You could sit quintillions of people in there.>>32529274Population tends to grow.Ten thousands years is enormous.We went from one billion to seven in just 200 years. They have fifty times as many years to fuck, and more than enough space to grow for eons.
>>32528806Was there for the origional thread. It was interesting because of the scale of everything. People really let their imaginations run wild.Parts of the ship lost contact with each other for long periods of time. Decades and centuries. A Tyranid infestation was present on some decks. Cultures evolved and wars were fought.There was a lot of silly stuff too.
>>32529268This isn't JUST a shipthis is half the planets of the Sol System, taken, hallowed up, and built into this ship.Mars is just the engine room!
>>32529268I know exactly how big it is. It is, in fact, too big to possibly survive. Even in deep space whenever it so much as brushed past another solar system the gravitational tug would shear the ship in half, as the ship is far too big for any gravitational action to apply to the ship as a whole. It would get pulled apart no matter where it tried to go. And thats before you ask the basic questions of "how the hell did you get enough resources to build this in the first place". A Dyson Sphere alone takes an absolutely retarded amount of resources to build, and this would by necessity be a whole order of magnitude larger than that.
>>32529347This IS Warhammer we're talking about.Shit can get pretty far out there and still pass as believable.
>>32529368They have lots of Ork Weird boyz thinking really hard about structural integrity. Also feeding psychers to the the engine room something something.
>>32529368Let me say what no one else wants to. The terrible truth that is the utmost heresy here. I have seen the engines of old mars, I have seen the glow and the fury of their output... and I have seen that it is all for show.The Ship does not move. It has never moved, and it will never move, because it cannot.Take a star and turn it all into fuel, the might of a supernova turned into a rocket for the singular purpose of moving our glorious ship. It is not enough. The Ship is too big, has too much mass. We could sacrifice a star ever day for a hundred years and still not accelerate to a fast enough speed to reach the nearest solar system. This ship is not a vessel. It is a vault. A prison. And if we do not leave it? A tomb.
If I remember correctly, the ship does have Eldar Craftworlds helping it move.Say what you want about the space elves, they have some pretty bitchen engineering.
>>32529485> he doesn't realize that we ran out of ammo for those pistols 10,200 years ago> laughingmutants.dti
>>32529549MY MIGHTY DREADNOUGHT FIST DOES NOT NEED AMMO*SMASH*
>>32529566Make new ammo from materials the ship is made out of duh. Who cares if the bulkheads are getting a little worn.
>>32529440Don't be silly.The power of the Emperor and the indomitable will of the imperial people propel the ship forward.>>32529549But you can charge las weapons with solar power.
>>32529606Considering how often entire cities can just be abandon because of Xenos or other bullshit, Its a face bet that once they find these run down ghost hives, they take all the metal, smelt it down, and use it to make weapons and ammo to keep people in line, and make repairs to the ship.
not writefags wanna step in today? thats a shame
>>32529942All of a sudden I am seeing Super Best Friends references everywhere.
>>32530077sssshhhh.... you don't know that I clipped this from Super Best Friends.
>>32529368Well, see, that's the thing about space. Even a ship 1 full AU, 93 million miles long, is extremely tiny in the grand scheme of space.It's still barely noticable. There are stars larger than that.If they got close enough to a system, yeah, there'd be problems, but by definition, this ship has to have some sort of FTL-based gravity manipulation to keep itself together. And they never need get close to a system, so long as they keep the population away from the maximum carrying limit. Being an enclosed ecosystem, matter recycling (trivial to include, assuming you can build this thing to begin with) will keep the population working fine for long enough that humanity would probably evolve into 4-dimensional creatures and transcend reality or some shit.
>>32530259Just throwing this out therebut the Main Tyranid Hive Fleet is in all likely hood around the same size, if not bigger, then this thing. Right?
Women on ship are bad luck, so I have to ask: what about poor Sisters? Do they still exist in 50k or were they all used to paint the ship faster?
>>32530374Unfortunately, it's utter conjection. While this ship would still be insignificant on a galactic scale, it is immense on a human, or a planetary scale. The Tyranid biomass could be anywhere from just what Behemoth, Kraken, and Leviathan totaled, and there is no following fleet, or it could be the biomass of a galaxy, or maybe more. And since Tyranids define "biomass" more or less as "carbon and carbon compounds", that could be a mass equivalent to the Large Magellanic Cloud or more, for all we know. Billions of stellar masses worth of carbon and other elements. If that interpretation is true, it'd be easier for humanity to abandon the galaxy rather than fight the Nids, because there's more Nidmass than... all the solid, non-gaseous matter in the galaxy, possibly. But because 40k gives the middle finger to defined canon, your guess is as good as mine.
>>32529051>>32529086Is such debate even necessary if it's piloted by a wizard?
>>32530430If that were true it would be easier for them to feed on each other rather then traverse the galactic voids.Also why are they interested in rocky worlds with water when they could consume a gas giant?
>>32530430Well I remember reading at some point in time and space that a group of Inquisitors either realized that Hive Fleet Leviathan was just a SCOUTING FLEET for the main Main Hive Fleet. At least thats what the lore say, but its like you said, 40k gives a middle finger to defined cannon.Personally, fancannon, best cannon
>>32530464Gas giants would kill the fuck out of them, because they're very windy, very lightning-y, and very much not carboniferous. Gas giants are mostly hydrogen and helium, neither of which are carbon. Almost all the carbon they have would be in their core, which is under ASTOUNDING pressures, even for 40k's SPESS MAJICKS.Under the most desperate circumstances they might try it, evolving the quintessential "living blimps" you see in many sci-fi novels, but the effort to do so almost certainly would represent a net loss of biomass, because of the paucity of resources to be gained in the gas giant. Also, the area of a gas giant is huge. Rocky worlds do a much better job of concentrating those elements. This is why Nids dont go for the gigantic dust clouds of galaxies, which have a much higher total resource count for them, but are dispersed across hundreds of light years and very thin at any one point. Also, Nids totally feed on each other all the time, to Darwin their warriors better, but ultimately, it's a non-winning strategy. To expand, they have to, well, expand. Otherwise entropy would eventually destroy even the Tyranids, because their recycling isn't absolutely perfect.
>>32530464Rocks taste better.
>>32530580So in theory, if Mankind ran long enough, they might out last the Tyranids
The Tau are running certain parts of the engine room. They were the only people with the technical expertise to design the reactor who were sane and willing enough to help us. Provided they don't rock the boat, so to speak, they get to come along for the ride. Just don't ask them to explain how things work. The moment they start talking the tech-priests start twitching. Turns out they wanted outs as much as the next person. Sadly the next person turned out to be the Eldar. To build something of such vast size and mass you need to be able to create things from nothing. As they were capable of 'singing' matter into existence they got offered the job of providing the raw material for the construction. In return they come along. They even threaded a colossal infinity circuit through the ship. Infinity circuit also works as The Ship's intercom. They are now mostly employed in the business of making spare parts for the repair teams.The repair teams are, of as you would expect, mostly ad-mech. There are rumors that some of the repair teams, the ones that go to the irradiated places and other such places that men can not walk, are necrons trying to start again. Ad-mech inform everyone that this is bullshit and that they are just heavily upgraded with blessings. No necrons were allowed on The Ship. The necrons also agree to this story.
>>32530386The sisters still exist.The militant orders became part of the police and anti-boarding forces.The others help as they always have. People will always need healing, guiding and a translator.
>>32530664Anti boarding forces? If I remember right, nothing can board the Ship. Hasn't Angron been pounding on the hall since the thing launch but he can't get through?
>>32530620Or, the Nids might decide it wasn't worth the effort. The Hive Mind does seem to be able to prioritize resource acquisition. They'd likely turn back once humanity left the Galaxy, in order to claim its feeding grounds, rather than haul ass into the void for no reason, where humanity could spread out and make things hard.Of course, there's no food for us out there either, so it's not a great strategy.
>>32530700well we can make food on the ShipI doubt when they started building the Ship they thought 'lets leave all the animals behind' I'm sure they have entire Hives dedicated to farming.
>>32530631And, word to the wise, if you are going to join a repair team, make sure you're not allergic to orangutan hair. Sounds silly I know, but it's an issue more often than you think. The AdMech deny that it's only necrons who aren't on the repair teams: they say there's no xenos whatsoever, but that doesn't stop people talking about some awfully hairy guys.
>>32530735That also doesn't stop people from talking about delicious Tue girls.
>>32530725Remember, it's a closed ecosystem. Entropy demands that recycling be imperfect, but as long as we stay away from 100% capacity, we'd probably able to make the ship get to another galaxy to refuel, at least. It will be a very slow trip, of course.
>>32530698Just because nothing has got through yest doesn't mean nothing ever will. Its best to be sure in these things.>>32530700The eldar inhabitants of The Ship can sing base material into existence. There are parts of the ship dedicated to the cultivation of food, be it plant, animal or fungus. These 'agri-decks' are fed by the bodies and biological waste of the crew and further bulked out with fresh matter sung up by the eldar. For the eldar it is an unglamorous but proud job for without them the ship would eventually starve. The ship is just about self-sustaining as it swims through the deep.
>>32530580Yeah but when you get to a large enough scale its all just matter.
>>32530770Why not go through the Warp.The Emperor protects.He'll keep the daemons at bay. And we'll gently glide toward another galaxy in just a couple centuries instead of slowboating in real space.
>>32530770huh you know speaking of recycling, I would imagine that the bodies of the dead our burned and the ash is used for fertilizer. (If I remember correctly ash is can be a very good fertilizer) Just throwing that out there
Can we get a drawfag in here? Someone should try and draw the glorious Ship!pic related, Sisters of Battle were turned into Cheer leaders the first 100 years of the voyage to help keep moral up
>>32530814Terrible idea.Warp travel requires you to build up to a certain speed, because the rift between dimensions only lasts a very short period of time, and if you do not get all the way through fast enough it will close on top of you and smash you ship to bits as space itself tears apart beneath you.The Ship, being 1 AU long, would basically have to rip a new eye of terror if it wanted to enter the warp... on both ends of the trip. So we would find a new galaxy to settle, and then immediately make it infested with demons just by the act of getting there. Assumming that the ship doesn't get caught int he door and fucking explodes, killing everyone onboard.
>>32530802>>32530816True. The point is simply that unless we take the risk of immersing the ship into the Warp, as >>32530814 suggests, *eventually* the ship must run down due to waste products being lost and not reclaimed. 40k being 40k, this is where SPESS MAJICKS enter, and we must pass into conjecture and making shit up as we pass science by, unfortunately.
>>32530814They already are.But yo have to understand the stakes involved. If The Ship is lost then all is lost. All the humans, eldar, tau (others nobody will admit to) all lost. Total extinction. Cultures and histories going back hundreds of thousands (millions?) of years and billions of years of evolution gone forever. With the loss of the Old Home Galaxy it is total loss.Before the loss of even a large ship was the loss of, at most, a hundred thousand souls. Or tens of billions for the eldar if it was a craftworld. That was fucking tragic beyond measure. The stakes are infinitely greater now.So yes they use the warp. They use it very, very carefully. Tau-style skimming the shallows with the Infinity-Circuit, billions of gellar fields, Cadian Pylons, all of the navigators taking it in shifts and the God-Captain of Mankind (and associated hangers on) all acting as deamon proofing. Its not all that fast but it is faster than Sub-light and it is very, very safe.Nobody born at the start of the journey will ever see the end, except the God-Captain upon his Helmsman's Throne, no matter how fast they go anyway so there is no point in rushing.
>>32530930Just take any picture of any spaceship you like, take a picture of the sun and shrink it to be much smaller than the ship, and call it a day. Or, just draw a big sphere. The ship is so large that it's pretty pointless to draw. Just take an Emperor class battleship and pretend that "that dot right there" is the sun. Boom, done.
>>32530959Works for me.
Why exactly did the Necrons come along? Wouldn't hey have been happy that the lesser raises we're finally leaving their Galaxy?
>>32531109Because the Orks are getting their shit together in a scary, yet still darkly amusing, way.Because Chaos is awakening, the dark gods are coming and reality is being fucked from all directions. Because the actual Tyranid Hive Fleet is has arrived and HOLY FUCK is it huge.And, as it is, they have the insanely advanced and unfathomably potent technology to fight each of them. Sadly they can't fight all of them at once and holy fuck they don't have the numbers. The repair process is not perfect and every so often one of their number is lost permanently and they can't breed like the living do. They can bulk out their forces with drones and robots to an astounding degree but their foes are innumerable and many are truly immortal. Also there seem to be more and more Flayed Ones cropping up as the stress increases and yet they still can't help but fight amongst themselves.Also the Dark Eldar keep rearranging the Web-way and ambushing their ships and causing trouble for them disproportionate to their numbers.So yes.Those with the brain power and, relative, sanity to fully appreciate their situation took one look at the galaxy where their old empire used to be and decided to do their best to start again somewhere else. Anywhere else.They are given a few bits of the ship to keep conducting their research in between their repair and maintenance shifts. Mostly they are trying to get back into some flesh bodies so they can breed again and build the Empire from new again. Rebirth of what the had when it was new, not a rebirth of what they lost.Or at least thats the goal of most of them. Some of them are happier on the ship than they ever were as Lords. Its nice to have purpose. When they get to Journeys End they will probably opt to stay on the ship and play Space Explorers for all eternity.
If no one minds I'd like to go some writerfaggetyMy job aboard the Glorious Ship is a simple one, but never the less impotent. Ever three years, I am to report to the bridge, activate my station and say into the comm system, a system that spans the entire ship, so that every single person can hear my voice for a few brief seconds. I am to say how far we've come. It is a job that has been passed down my family for generations. My father before me had, and his father before him and so on and so forth for near twenty generations. Because of this my family has lived very well off, just outside the bridge in an extremely nice loft. I have a wife and three children.And today is my last shift, before I pass onto my oldest son the job of the Speaker. "Ladies in gentlemen of the Impeium of Man, we have traveled, three trillion seven hundred sixty billion nine hundred twenty million one hundred seven thousand two hundred and fifty mile light years since our voyage began."And with that, I step away from the microphone, power off my station and return to the Tram station where I will be taken home and greeted by the Imperial Inquisition, who will release me from my duties and have my name written into the Book of Nobility. As my father had done, and his father before him, and so on and so forth for twenty generations.________This was the last recorded log of Motics Talpala before his untimely death from a broken tram in the market district.
>>32531363Huhgood point. Although their Orks on the Ship. Just pointing that out.But yeah that makes a lot of since.I guess when ever I think of Necrons I think of mindless, 'KILL THEM ALL' robots. I often forget that under that, their is some resemblance of sanity and thought.
>>32531539> mile light yearsWat.Three trillions miles is not even a light year.Three trillions light years probably puts you out of our universe.
>>32531610Newcrons changed all that
>>32531619 Spur of the moment, work with me here. I'm a new here.
>>32531650Then lurk moar.
>>32531659 YES SIR MR. JOHNSONyour welcome to edit that if it really bothers you.
>>32531627Are the Abhumans aboard the Ship as well?
>>32531610The Orks on the ship were never intended.Some spores were tracked on in people boots, improperly sterilized tinned food, contaminated soil and other little ways.Most of the spores died. Enough survived and drifted in to the under-decks and other dark places where people seldom tread. There the grew and flourished and had a clandestine ware with the gene-stealer cults and semi-feral Tyranids that crept on. They are a recurring problem for some decks.One of the first big outbreaks was right next to the place where most of the Valhallans settled and the opening shots destroyed Cain's Cathedral. The Valhallans went nucking futs.Also there are Hrud on board. No one knows how they got on board but they seem to just be minding their own business.
>>32531827as long as there are not Slaugth on board, I'm happy.
>>32531827But it's Tallarns who have a sect who sees Cain as a prophet of the Emperor.> 'Then the prophet spoke: saying 'Frak this, for my faith is a shield proof against your blandishments!'> - Alem Mahat, The Book of Cain, Chapter IV, Verse XXI
>>32531716Ogyrn now man the cargo holds and do lots of heavy lifting. Also they assist the security teams when needed. Tribes become work-teams and Bone 'eads become Foremen.Ratlings, due to their size advantage, are in charge of the ventilation systems.Fish-people now repair and maintain the water-cyclers.Squats of the Engineers Guild plan and execute the big level repair work as their brothers and sisters in the armed forces keep the peace and go on truly inspiring ork killing sprees.
>>32531959Oh man, can you imagine?You have one job on the worldship.You must entertain the orks.Meaning you and thousands others were drafted to get sent against orks daily, to keep them occupied until a new galaxy is reached and they're unleashed there so they can cleanse it before the others move out the ship.
>>32531923The Valhallans built a cathedral in his name because he was a prominent figure in their military history and the military is very important to their culture. He is up there with Lord Commander Solar Macharius. A supreme servant in His Divine Majesties holy Imperial Guard.The Tellarans see him as a warrior-prophet who can go toe-to-toe with deamons and show no fear and come out the victor. A man empowered by the God-Emperor with divine authority. More than a mere man.Although the Tellaran's belief is only found in one fringe sect.
>>32531986I can't imagine its very hard to keep an Ork entertained. Just jingle some keys and give them cool loot to fight each other over until The End.
>>32531986They aren't going to unleash orks on a new galaxy. One you do that you never get rid of the fucking things and the reason why the voyage is taking place in the first place is to get away from, amongst other things, orks.Those regiments are there to butcher the orks.Sadly its very, very difficult to do permanently. Although you can confine them to one continent sized section of The Ship and thus slow or outright stop their spread they can't be totally removed forever. The Ship is full of big dark, dam places for them to hide and grow and spread.There will always be orks.There is also a very real chance that there will be orks in the new galaxy in any case.
>>32532173I believe someone in one of the original threads one said, Orks are like sand in the beach house.Its a fact of life and you're never going to get rid of it.
I think we're all forgetting an rather important question Who was left behind?
>>32532173But surly purging sections of the ship of orks should be a non-issue. This isn't a planet where you don't have control of the ecosystem.Just shut off air, power and water to the sections they are in. Full quarantine. They may be tough, but even spores need shit to grow on.Or, if that would take too long, vent a tiny fraction of your drive plasma into those rooms and incinerate everything. Whenever you see an ork, you do that to the room you saw them in and all adjacent rooms.Repeat until there no more orks on your ship forever. Spores cant grow on dry metal, they will run out of places to hide.It is tedious, but not difficult. And you have all of the time in the world to dedicate to the task, and all of the reason to make it a top priority given why you are on the ship in the first place.
>>32532331Don't be rediculous, citizen. None of the Emperor's children were left behind.Entire Systems were left behind merely to fight delaying actions. Millions of worlds burned to cover the Ship's escape. Cadia lasted a total of 152 standard days before all life on it was exstinguished. The last transmission was "Where is the orbital support?"
>>32532331Orks, 'Nids, Chaos forces (except the very few cultists and shit that infiltrated The Ship during construction), most of the Necrons, the Dark Eldar who wouldn't reform, a shit tonne of other xeno species and people who wouldn't get on The Ship.By 50K most of the lesser xeno species have gone extinct and there are no more human or tau left. Dark Eldar are doing fine although the Dark City is in economic shit given the loss of slave imports. Most of the Craftworlders and Exodites who wouldn't get on The Ship have settled in the low rent areas of the Dark City as it was either that or extinction. By 50K its mostly just 'Nids, Orks and Chaos kicking the shit out of each other and the last remnants of the Necrons wondering if the Dark City has room for them as well.
>>32532462>the last remnants of the Necrons wondering if the Dark City has room for them as well.It makes no fucking sense for the necrons that counts in the trillions of trillions with the best technology out there to be outclassed by orks and nids when necrons are basically anti-nids.
>>32532407In all fairness that delaying action allowed the Cadian children too young to fight and specially selected non-combatants to get on to The Ship.Guess from what stock most of the Gellar field generator guards are descended?Cadians hold back the warp. Its what they are good at.
>>32530374If they have eaten their original galaxy then they have literally hundreds of billions of planets worth of matter, all in the form of fighting beasts, I imagine the only way to beat them would be eldar, imperium, necrons, orks and chaos combining to make a stand... guess tau could help too maybe
>>32532402Venting plasma could take time, I mean, the Ship is an AU long, how long would it take for Plasma to travel through the vents to get to the room that needs to be purged? To make life a little easier, wouldn't have guys with flame throwers on every deck work just as well?>>32532407I would expect nothing less from Cadia.
>>32532462How can Chaos still matter?The humans are either dead or on the ship under the protective umbrella of the Emperor, which explicitly keeps Chaos out. The lesser xeno races are all dead too, and the ones that were not before are getting killed off by rampaging orks and nids every day.There isnt anything left for Chaos to feed off of. Orks and Nids both make incredibly shitty chaos food. Chaos should be starving to death at an incredible pace in 50k.
>>32532591>implying there aren't chaos cults IN the ship
>>32532529that would make for a glorious scenario, or piece of writterfaggety
>>32532510'Nids out number them hugely and can breed super-psykers.Orks are adaptive if nothing else and have some sort of connection to the warp. They always upgrade to fight the foe in front of them. Also they were designed to fight Necrons.Chaos fucks Everyone up.Although its rare for one of them to permanently die once a Necron dies they can't ever replace that loss. Its a war of attrition they just don't have the numbers for.
>>32532549Flamethrower dudes are a containing action. Not bad for putting down the orks actually walking around, but plasma sterilization of an area means you dont have too ask yourself if any spores survived or were missed. The answer is a 100% certain "No"
Given that in 50k the necron had all the time to wake up they would be able to repel almost any shit thrown at them even with their puny war and shit they do all the time. They basically constructed death stars on a daily basis before taking a nap.
>>32532656So, get guys with Plasma guns? or invent Plasma throwers?
>>32532605Not enough to matter, and they are totally cut off from Chaos itself anyway. Chaos as we know it is hopped up on a galactic civilization to draw from, a food source that has since gone from trillions upon trillions to a couple billion TOPS.They are going to drop dramatically in power. The only question is how much.
>>32532591Its reached the point where its got self-sustaining. The gods feed off of the generated emotions of the souls they have already devoured making them live and die again and again and again in their mad realms.Now they war and take the material galaxy not to sate a hunger but because it is fun.
>>32532697You don't understand. It isn't the fact that it has flame or plasma in the name, it is the fact that a plasma vent of that intensity doesn't have to search. It doesnt make mistakes. It doesnt forget to check an area or not burn something for long enough.Plasma doesn't forget to check the hall closet and leave a cluster of spores to come back later. People with plasmathrowers do. You are thinking of fighting the orks like an army, when what you need to do is think of fighting them like an infection.
>>32532719Eventually, after many, many years, the galaxy would be desimated and the Gods would just be like 'fuck... I"M BOARD. WHAT DO WE DO NOW?' and Humanity would just be a pale... what ever color the Ship is, in the distance and the Gods would slowly vanish into nothingness, wouldn't they?
>>32532775 You're right, you're right, you're right.Apothecary Dreadnought just doesn't know when to admit he was wroung haha
>>32532719Thats actually not how souls work in 40k. The chaos gods eat then, and feed off of them. They can use a fraction of their power to re-incarnate a soul rather than eating it, but that costs power from souls they have already eaten. Same with making new demons or performing great feats. Souls are regularly broken down and destroyed forever in the warp. You only get another pass at life if the chaos gods consider you worth the investment of paying to bring you back. If you cut off the supply of fresh souls, the Chaos god's power economy will go into a downward spiral unless they simply stop doing anything at all.
>>32532792After a fashion.Its not hunger that will starve them so much as boredom.But by that point it will be too late for them and far, far too late for the galaxy.All they will be able to do as they slip into a living death is look at that slowly retreating glimmer of hope in The Ship and know that they lost their one big, last and only chance. Nurgle will be the last to go feeding on his siblings.
>>32532849Unless they farm the surviving humans.
>>32532891There are no surviving humans, off of the ship. The orks and the nids ate them all. Thats why the Emperor is getting the fuck out of the galaxy: it is too hostile for human life.
>>32532891Even then, there wouldn't be nearly as many Humans to farm.They'd run out fairly quickly.
>>32532921>>32532931Then its time to have one last war and die.
Maybe this was brought up already, but can the Chaos Gods feed on the Nids'?
>>32532979No.The Hive-mind acts, in a way, like a surrogate god of hunger. None of the drones except, depending on fluff, some gene-stealer cultists have brains capable of any real emotion.
>>32533026What do you suppose would happen when the Main Hive Fleet made it to the Eye of Terror? Would that be the point where the galaxy literally fell apart into nothingness?
>>32533083Chaos in that dosage would probably corrupt them into something that could feel and feed the gods.Of course by that point they probably shouldn't be considered 'Nids anymore.
>>32532719Everything was fine as long as the gods were relying on the belief and emotions of mortals to sustain them.It was when the gods started believing in each other that everything went to hell.
>>32533268Also at that point, the Main Hive Fleets tentacals would have wrapped all around the galaxy, eating everything it touched. So if Chaos were to corrupt the Nids to something the Dark Gods could eat, the whole Galaxy would become this massive, barren ball of absorbed Bio-mass slowly being eaten away by the Eye of Terror I just figured since the Nids' are so naturally Psykically potent, they might fuck up the eye for Terror some how when they got to it.If Pskyers are on board the ship, do you think they could hear the Nid's screaming as they are slowly devoured by the Dark Gods?
>>32533404Possibly the navigators might hear something depending on how much distance they have cleared by that time.The ship is pretty well insulated by every means known and the warp-wake it creates scrambles most incoming noise.
>>32533524Good pointand what of the Primarchs? The loyal ones that vanished? Did they come back from... where ever the hell they were? The The Watchers in the Dark wake the Lion up? Did Russ lead the Wolves once more?
>>32533647I don't think anyone has asked that question before.I would like to think that they all came back out of hiding or woke up when the Emperor awoke and started drawing the first blueprints. Vulakn is good at building shit from metal, Guilliman is good at getting shit organized, Russ, Corax and Lion could keep the project safe whilst they build the thing and evacuate worlds.Jaghatai Khan I can see leading a big slave revolt in the Dark City and annexing a fair chunk of it. Its the patch all the Craftworlders and such who wouldn't get on the ship went to when shit started to go super bad.No idea what Alpharius and Omegon would do.
>>32533647Well angron is still smashing at the door. It will be awkward when they need to leave
>>32533842It is widely believed that Vulkan and Rogal Dorn are still alivesome people also say that The Sanguinor is really Sanguinius and that Ferrus Manus is still alive on Mars despite the fact he had a bad vase of head loss.I like to think they are still alive, if only to even the playing field of a little bit.as for Alpharius and Omegon... I bet they got on the ship when no one was looking and are just chilling in one of the cargo holds playing Chess or some shit
>>32533970Unless Dorn can survive total skeletal extraction he is very dead. Depending on which fluff you believe. Some say the Fists have his entire skeleton in their reliquary others say its just his hand bones. So he is either dead or one handed unless he can grow back severed limbs in time.Ferrus Manus may still be alive. In Wrath of Iron, i think could be wrong, the Emperors Children marine brags that they have his head on Fulgrims world. Its still screaming. If they managed to find that planet and rescue his head and they have his body on life support on Mars they might be able to stick them back together.If they don't have his body on Mars then they can maybe clone him a new one or put him in a dreadnaught of some kind.
>>32534104Its said Dorn totally faked his death to lead the adeptus custodes, and I'm pretty sure he could just get cool robot hands to replace his missing ones. Yeah, hes not one of the Iron Hands, but he can just paint it yellow. As for Ferrus, it is said Horus tore all the flesh from his head, and kept the skull around to talk to because all his men were gibbering psychopaths and he needed someone to talk to.Personally, I think they some how got their hands on his brain after Horus tore his head apart, and are using it to rebuild his head or... something. That would be pretty cool.
>>32532331Well I would assume with Nids, Orks and Chaos left behind, Dark Eldar would hide it out in the webway and maybe wait for it too all blow over? Chaos would become weak as shit, with nothing but tyranids and Orks, Tyranids not feeding chaos and Orks only really feeding Khorne, Ork numbers would sky rocket and tyranids would meet a lot less resistance. I imagine ultimately chaos would dwindle until either the Gods became so weak they weren't worth mentioning or they died out, Nids and Orks would engage in a galaxy sized war, with the nid fleet being "fuck huge" they eat a whole galaxy of orks and leave the galaxy bare, before chasing after the ship. Dark Eldar maybe repopulate the galaxy and over millions of years (assuming slaanesh has died from lack of emotions etc...) they just rebuild their empire and fuck another chaos god into exsistence.
>>32534460If Slaanesh died, wouldn't all the Eldar souls he/she/it has tucked away be free?
>>32534516Probably just destroyed. Wouldn't be surprised if they would decay along with Slannesh.
>>32534516Honestly no idea, I mean I believe the chaos gods etc.. are local to our galaxy so with everyone leaving they would struggle to feed, so dunno what would happen, if they would survive and weaken? Or just die off? If the eldar did reincarnate though... wouldn't they just sorta respawn into a nid filled galaxy
>>32532591At a bare minimum -- orks plus the humans on the ship feed them just fine. Regardless of what the morons at the Cabal think.
>>32532700Humanity has always had a vanishingly tiny population next to orks.Also if the ship only needed a couple billion humans, it wouldn't be huge enough that people think it'd snap in two and shit.
>>32532921>>32532931There are countless human (and human-ish) worlds inside the Eye of Terror. The daemon prince who owns a daemon world has complete control over the laws of reality upon it, so even with just one daemon world with people, they could rebuild unlimited food from that point.
Pre-Ward is still the best 50k storyline; a.k.a. Civil War Mark II>Ultramarines versus everyone when Calgar threatens to assault Holy Terra to unplug the emperor to fulfill the Star Child prophecy
>>32535076Better bring the Sensei with him, otherwise he's missing the part that actually lets the Emperor return.
>>32535076Each to their own Brother.Personally I like this, and 'Return of the Primarchs'
>>32534722We've been blessed with a sighting of Emperor Sagon!
I think I'm going to give some writerfaggetry a try again.This time with less suck and more awesome.WISH ME LUCK MY BROTHER______________________________________I hate my job, I know I shouldn't say that. Because I'm lucky to be alive, and am reminded of that every day of the street preachers. But Emperor damn-it, I hate, HATE, HHAAAAATE have to be part of the crew that has to has to clean up have the Ship Marines put down a rebellion. This time is was down in Sector Kal-Thrax 7651-A or ah, an Engineering housing distract. The let the Wolves loose to take care of it, and in all my years of service to the Clean-Up crew I have never seen something to messy. Took us hours to load them up all the bodies, or ah, parts of the bodies up into the Tramtook us even longer to throw the bodies into the recycling furnace. But you do what you gotta do, in service to the God-Emperor, and the survival of The Ship.
>>32536560But I suppose its not all bad, my Companies secondary duites are keeping track of the Adhuman communities in Sector Ral-Meth, No-Mar and Il-BitI personally love going to No-Mar, the whole community is full of Homo sapiens hirsutus, or Felinids... or, if you need it spelled out, Cat people.And their women are hotter the recycling furnace after a level six purge! But we only do that once a year, so its not all great... still, gives us all something to look forward to. Might be the only time of the year any of us get laid.
so my Battle Brothers let us recap what we have learned todayThe Primarchs are aboard the Ship, all doing their own thing, that has yet to really be decidedTheir are many forms of Xenos on the Ship helping keep it aloftThe Sisters of Battle were cheerleaders for a short timeanda large amount of humans were left behind, and they made a glorious final standand Chaos is fuckedGOOD JOB MY BROTHERS
>>32538016i like the old version that used several stars to fuel the engines and devoured whole planets for resources as it was leaving the galaxy. (best part was emperor class battleships were the trams to get around on the inside)
>>32539446I thought that was the version that was still used?
>>32532891That sounds far to organized and thought out for the CHAOS ods
> The ship is moving! The ship is underway!The vox channels crackled with chatter and the holotables kept track of the vast chaos forces taking the planet. We were the last surviving planet that stood in the way of the spear point that made the advancing hordes of chaos. Cultists by the millions were mowed down by auto cannons ans heavy bolters while shells rained down from the heavens. Our forces were remnants of others, a single company of Imperial Fists, and the Doomed Chaptee arrived when the cultists reached the walls. Even now they stand on the parapits, flames in the night as the surviving Imperial Fists stood fuardw next to them. Then there was the regiments whos planets had been over run, all retreating to a single point in our galaxy. The last ship came months ago, all hands on board dropping into orbit as the auto pilot ran the ship right into the chaos fleet and detonated itself.> EMPORER'S NUTS, THEY ARE COMING WITH EVERYTHINGAh... the display has more foe than friendly now. I suppose its time
>>32545299 Thid planet used to hum with silent activity. Now the air is full of bolter fire and the cries of the dying. I stand now with the bulk of the marines, my Commissary Cap barely hitting their shoulder. Doomed and Imperial stand side by side with PDF's of countless planets, and the remnants of almost extinct regiments. > Theyre past the main entrance. Weapons teams are dry. Emporer ProtectsThe space marines charge their weapons all at once, an adrenaline pumping sound. The ragged IG put fresh belts in their automatic weaponry while Ogrin grip their weapons eagerly. > Chaos breechin' in'te sectors. Make ready. Emprah P'tects.Even within this sanctum we could hear the fighting. Soon it was quiet and us last few watched the bay doors of this tomb. A statue of the Emporer stood behind us, the last thing to probably see us alive that didnt have a tentacle for a dick.> BOOONNNNNGGGGGGA heavy shell impacted the doors, a great dent blossoming in the metal. We all hunkered down behind our makeshift balwark, the space marines murmuring their death prayers. Except the flaming Doomed ones, they just watched the doors silently. > BOOOONNNNNGGGG> BOOOONNNNNGGGG> BOOOONNNNNGGGG> BOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGGKRRRRSSSHHHHHHTTT The shell broke through and molten metal sprayed every where, and the filthy hordes of chaos poured through like puss from a wound. As bolter rounds, cannon fire, and even a las cannom beam poured around me, I calmly switched on to the open vox channel. With a flourish I drew my sword, and picked an old favorite:> GLORY TO THE FIRST MAN TO DIEThen we charged. All of us. We were all going to die as brothers, on the attack, for the future of mankind.
>>32545698>>32545698For some reason my phone auto corrected it from Emperor every single fucking time. Now I look like a tard
My thread yet liveshow the he'll did that happen
>>32545917> Emperor protects
Cool concept for a thread, op. let's see how it turned out.
Sorry, everyone must know this but me, but what happened to the differents space marines chapters ? Are they on the ship ? Did they all die protecting its construction ?
>>32546389A lot of chapters did but many more got on the Ship and now serve as the security of the Ship. Many of the primarchs thought dead or missing also reappeared to serve as the guardian's of the Ship.
>>32546708Well, Apothecary Dreadnaught seems to have put the Wolves on the ship, and some (if not all) of the Imperial Fists fought to the last to launch the ship. The Crimson Fists might still be about, the Templars are probably there too, some Ultra successors are still there (Back to the sand in a beachhouse thing from a while ago. Now the sand is self-entitled). Beyond that, one can assume the Salamanders got out as they haven't been mentioned. Feel free to writefag, if you want to.
>>32546774The Wolves would be on the Ship because they are one of the few chapters thay actually care about people
>>32546800True, and the Salies as well. One would assume that the Ultras are keeping the show going (as they seem to be good at it), though I wonder about the more esoteric chapters.
>>32546829The Blood Ravens got the message about the Ship and made a warp jump to Terra, got lost in the Warp for a very long time before emerging just year before the Ship left. They decided to serve as the guardian's to the Vault of Holy Relics. Where the Emperor had commanded all things of great value to man kind be kept till The End of the Voyage. They still serve as the Librarians of mankind's past
>>32528706C.c..Can i come too guys?
>>32546929I GUESS.JUST DON'T BE A LITTLE BITCH THE WHOLE RIDE THERE
>>32546905Sounds good. The AdMech is keeping the ship in good repair, so maybe have the Iron Hands wandering about as well? >>32546929Sure. JUST PUT A SOCK IN IT! I don't want to hear WRYYYYYY! for the next few millennia!
If this thread is still alive when I get home and have access to a computer ill do some writerfaggitry
>>32529368The whole ship is encased in a prototype geller field designed to affect gravity waves.Its called the gellerer field
>>32545299>>32545628> KsssssshsshhhhhhhhaaauuughhhhmkkssssssshhhhhI laid there amongst the bodies. I had lost my hat some where in the brawl. My sword was shattered trying to block a blow from a slaaneshi demon and things went black till now. I remember the Doomed Company, their flaming armor suits swatting demons and chaos marines like flies. It was a fearsome sight until a Greater Demon tore the doors apart and stomped in... thats when the real killing began> kksssshhhEmperor....Emperor save our souullllsssssssshhhhhThere was an imperial fists marine on me, his weight had broken my leg. The poor giant's helmet was cracked and i could see him looking at me. He mouthed "Sorry" and grinned at me. I grinned back. He reached down, pulling his bolter pistol to me. I nodded and grabbed it, pulling it up to my chest. Together we fastened my broke leg to his good leg, and worked each other to stand up. We both felt better standing, a few pills my way didnt hurt either, and viewed the carnal blood pit that was once our last stand. The demon spawn had charged through, pushing most of the imperial gaurd under them while the space marines dueled. There was no sign of the Doomed Marines, not even a body to be seen. However what we did see was that a few imperial guard were still alive, even a few space marines were twitching under the sheer amount of bodies. We both worked in tandem, and together we scrounged up 8 IG and a grand luck of 9 space marines, including their Captain. We were all in different stages of wounded but we were armed and we were ready.> KkkkkkrrrrrsssssshhhhhsssshhhhhhhhhGuess they found the last survivors, vox was quiet.
>>32548273Please.I implore you.Don't write any more.
>>32548273With me, my third leg, and the Captain, we led our way through the mountains of bodies to the hanger doors in the hope there was some sort of craft still left intact. No one had been able to leave with the roaming attack ships, but it was sure as hell better than waiting here. Before the doors a Slaaneshi demoness was fucking a cadian soldier, his hands tied with entrails and mouth gagged with another mans fist. The Captain, enraged, tackled the demoness and pounded her with his metal fists untill she was just goo on the ground. The Cadian lay there in shock, un moving. One of the surviving IG wore the same armor as he, and with a short prayer plunged a knife into the man's brain.> PpppppppsssshpshpshERRGERGGHHHHHERHERHRHRHEHRHRHRHRHRHRHRHRHMy vox exploded with digital chatter and i looked around, finally spotting a jivving servo claw. With some effort we pried the thing from the body mound and found it attached to a tech priest. A lucky find, I hope.His vocal servo was shattered but he did his best with hand gestures and bursts of binary. The things we saw enroute to the hanger doors were just a glimpse of what was to come on other planets: Men and women on spikes, skinned alive, bursting with nurgle rot, flayed and still moving as the air stung their organs. Its must have been a merry hunt, for no other demoms remained to torture their quarry further, moving on to fresher victims. The long corridor had some surprises, as we picked up 2 more IF space marines, and 7 more IG. Together we stalked slowly through untill we finally came into the hanger. Laying cockeyed, but intact, was one of the Thunder Birds. The Tech Priest burbled some binary and gave us the thumbs up, so we loaded onto it, priming weapons systems and firing up the engines. The Tech Priest glurgled and burbled happily as he sat at the controls, the Captain taking the co pilot seat and my third wheel gave mena proper splint.
>>32548295His writing is still better thanhewhoshallnotbePUNCHEDTHROUGHANAVATAAAARRRRRR
>>32548489Then basically they take off and etc. Thanks for the asshole for taking away my wind, prick.
>>32548576*tips replica Commissar hat*
couldn't abominable intelligence be used on the ship since chaos can't get in?
I HAVE AWOKEN ONCE MOREIT IS GOOD TO SEE THE THREAD YET LIVESPRAISE THE CAPTAIN
NOW THENI SHALL COMMENCE THE WRITTERFAGGITRY_______________________________________LOCATION: DELTA VAULTHOME OF: BLOOD RAVENS CHAPTERDAYS SINCE DEPARTURE: 3652///LOG NO. 680 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///Its taken some time, but we have successfully cataloged all relics of the Vault we've been assigned to. Vault Omega. Our new home.Now that the cataloging is complet... we're not entirely sure what to do. There are no more relics to collect,... the Dreadnought, Jonah Orion suggested we become the scribes of the Ship, and keep document of important events in our sector of the ship.This is an... admirable goal. yes, I think this shall be our new mission. Guards the Holy Relics of Man, and document the happenings if Sector Keler 384On a more personal matter I have been informed that the Eldarcraft would our Battleburg was attached to when we jumped through the Warps remains have been found. in a cargo hold in the aft section of the ship. The tale of how this came to be... is for another time.
>>32550500I was asked, along with my honor guard to investigate the crash site. according early scans, the Eldar have made the remains of their Craftworld into a city of sorts. Since Mankind is now allied with the Xenos, it would only make since to find them. Although my Brothers and I still greatly disdain the scum, but we must agree with the God-Emperors wishes. The Eldar are now our Allies, and we must make amends, for the betterment of the Ship.
>>32549992Given the fact that Ad-Mech are everywhere on the ship the answer is a resounding no. First commandment of the Cult Mechanicus "suffer not the machine that thinks like a man". Even most of the Dark Mechanicum never try to break this rule.Given the presence of the Necrons on the repair and construction teams it might not be as hard as it should be to move the ship. They are masters of inertia and momentum manipulation. The ship may be able to alter its apparent mass and instantly change direction with no ill effects.
>>32550634As of right now, my Battle Brother-Honor guards are now on a tram to the Cargo bay that is the home of these Xenos. It should take no more then 8 months to reach it. In the mean time, we shall enter stasis to speed the process along.On a side note, the Craftworld we dragged along with us, was Biel-tan.I wonder if Macha was on board when we made the jump.
>>32528885>The Emperor IS taking the ship somewhereTo a new galaxy, Tyranid-style.
>>32529274They did some fucking after getting aboard.
>>32529368>Even in deep space whenever it so much as brushed past another solar systemIt's in intergalactic space though.Also there's at least one star built into the ship.
>>32530374Yeah but they move as a cloud of ships, not a single entity.
>>32551373> Men are super-adaptable because of DaoT fuckery.> By the time they reach a new galaxy, they've changed massively, and are able to naturally recycle everything near perfectly.And that's how Tyranids are born.
>>32530698There are orks aboard. Nobody's sure how they got there.
>>32551428They used some stars in the construction of some of the larger reactors. The stars were not part of the finished product.They were the spark to get the engines to warm up.The engines actually run off of small artificial universes held immobile at the moment of creation. The containment devices that house them are know as Big Bang Bottles for a reason.They were not present during the initial stages of The Ship's construction.The Big Bang Drives were originally an experiment by a Dark Eldar even more loopy then most who was trying to research a sustainable, clean and safe source of artificial agony. She reasoned that just having a universe in a jar would do as they could just skim the collective pain of any inhabitants that lived there and graze happily without the need for all that silly slave raiding.By the time her research was complete and actually bearing fruit the Dark Eldar found that they all quite enjoyed that slave raiding business. Also she found that creating a universe with internal rules capable of supporting life was a lot more difficult. She found the source of ultimate energy in a society that had no need for it. also it was extremely difficult and expensive to set up and took up a lot of room.She offered her designs and services for her ticket onto The Ship. She also dragged a lot of her kind along with her. They seemed to feel that the equivalent of going cold turkey was well worth not having your soul tortured for all eternity.
ctrl + f "bakunin"
>>32528885>The Emperor IS taking the ship somewhereCorrect. A destination known only to himself and at least some of the navigators.>but when they get there, how in the the God-Emperors name are they going to unload everyone?Slowly. Possibly they will use the ship as their new "Homeworld" and just send out colonizing teams from there. Or maybe the true purpose of The Ship is to travel from one galaxy to another seeding colonies as it goes for the rest of eternity and eventually find a way to even travel to a new universe in the case of this one dying.>Also the Space Marines called Ship Marines now?Still Space Marines as far as I know.
>>32528885>Ship MarinesThat's the most redundant thing I've heard in a long while.
>>32552628DC Comics videogame comic
Have the Kriegers been forgiven yet?Now that the Emperor is, or at least was, up and about he could grant them absolution.Would they have a place on The Ship or would hey have been the ones holding the galaxy back so The Ship could set off?
>>32553581I bloody hope so, but it wouldn't surprise me if they've been left behind to cover the ship's excape.
>>32553805More like volunteered to stay behind. These are Kriegers.But also the idea of a section of the ship, possibly the bit near the fusion reactor with the slightly leaky shielding, being fortified and adapted in krieger style.
>>32528885Maybe the ship is designed to break apart into millions of smaller segments whenever it gets where it's going? Enter new galaxy, shatter like a dandelion, instant Imperium, just add planets?
>>32554134The destination, and what will happen there, is known only of the God Emperor-Captain of the ISS Imperium. Dwelling on it is for the heretics and the fools.
>>32551473>super evolved tyranid man ship is sucked into a black hole and shoots back out the other side toward the milky way. tyranids were us the whole time. pandorum
>>32555716that theory is nearly as terrifying as the one that that the Ship was what caused the Tyranids to flee, run through a black hole and end up running through our galaxy to escape us
>>32552025That's a good piece of writerfaggitry but the idea of small universes powering the Ship is kinda... out there, even for Warhammer 40/50k
///LOG NO. 682 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///We have arrived at the sight of the the crashed Craftworld.It is now I realize that this is, in fact not an Eldar Craftworld, it is a Void Stalker, which is the second largest type of Eldar Space vessel. A large amount of The Xenos seem to have reset back to a primitive state at a shocking rate. I think it might have been their exposer to the Warp. They've split into several warring tribes, the dominate of which is a tribe that call them selves The Web Walkers We've established a small base camp on a large, unused landing bay several miles above the wreckage of the Eldar Ship. Cyrus has volunteered to lead a small force down. Personally I'd like to have Captain Talpaisis, but he was called away on a mission by the Chapter Apthecarys.
>>32558090///LOG NO. 683 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///Sargent Cyrus and his scouts have reached the outer perimeter of Eldar Territory. They were not met with hostility, instead they were met with a festival in their honor. The Primitive Eldar said that the Bolts for told their coming. When asked what 'The Bolts' were, the leader of the Eldar took them to a storage create that had been drawn on. The bolts that held the massive crate together we all connected, the Leader said that with these they could see the future. Cyrus asked why they relied on the 'Bolt's' and not the wisdom of the Farseer. The Leader looked at him confused and said he had never heard of such a thing.Cyrus and his team humored the Eldar with their festival before moving onto the the next tribe. I am extremely curious as to what they will find.
>>32542566Think Tzeetnch might be able to craft a plot to farm humans for eternity?
>>32559910Craft, yes. Enact, no.
>>32559910Considering the fact that the ship is made with Necron and Tau Tech, Protected by THE CAPTAIN, with millions of wards from all walks of eldar, and a Necro-Wraith-Plas-Bone Steel hull, i doubt anything can get inside
What are the nice and crappy parts of the ship like?
>>32561117It's every world in the Imperium, magnified, and duplicated. Literally any extreme is possible.
>>32558375I hope this thread gets added to the 1d4chan page I get one hour of sleep before work you glorious bastard.
>>32561187Where would the nicer places be? I'd imagine near the main deck and storage. Anywhere else?
>>32561291Closer you get to the Bridge, better thongs get probably, just because command, control, and resupply will be easier/quicker. The Engines will be a good place to be, so long as you serve the Machine Tenders running them. The midships and storage will be the worst, because those will be large, cavernous spaces full of things to steal and fight over, and places to hide in. Also, not every supply room will be opened frequently, letting things breed and mutate inside.
>>32560889True, Tzeentch may not get into the ship, but as >>32534898 mentioned, there are human/human-ish worlds in the Eye of Terror. Might it be feasible for human farming to happen there?
What dos the ship look like from the outside?So fat I am imagining either a metal tube 1AU long or possibly some sort of Imperial ship shape but oh so much bigger.
>>32561275There shall be more Brother.should this thread survive into the after noon, I will write more
>>32562461The original thread envisioned it as an Emperor class battleship sclaed up to ridiculous proportions.
Due to the decreased work needed by the Space Martines, it was decided by the High Lords of the Bridge that thier Gene Seeds would be modified so that they could feel a wider range of emotions, and most importantly, be able to breed and start families.
Alsoa quite recapMankind, Elder, Tau, and Necron, are all working together onboard the glorious Ship
>>32567734Many Space Marine Chapters are onboardbut not nearly as many as there should be. Human Xeon breeding is allowedSpace Marines are no longer Setieland many were left behind to buy the Ship time
>>32567813No longer Setiel? What?
>32568180my phone is a piece of shiti meant to say sterile
>>32561321Its not all bad in the Mid-Ship Realms.There ere disturbances in the Infinity Circuit and some of the Ratling Vent Teams reported sounds and vibrations that should not be in that area. They could hear the sounds of war and activity in a part of the ship not officially inhabited.Given the sounds of war they assumed that it was some ork activity going on.So the Captains-Council commissioned an Inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos, got them a task-force of Crimson Fists and Valhallans and sent them on their merry way.When they pried open the pedestrian door to that unknown realm they were met with a semi-circle of las-rifles, sandbags and gas-masks.Last anyone had seen of the Kriegers was during The Ship's departure when the very last of their kind committed suicide-charge boarding actions with micro-nuke back packs against an orkoid armada. One last gasp of a dying breed.But at least some of them must have made it onto The Ship. Enough of them to currently be settling an area twice the size of Madagascar known as the Kriegen-Reich with a population estimated in the low billions.They practice war. It is all they are for. Even after absolution was given they can't do anything else any more as everything else was taken from them. And hey are horrifyingly content with this. In any case, so they say, the God-Emperor (and they are one of the last people left who use that name) will maybe need soldiers when they reach Journeys End. So until they are needed they will practice and wait and keep the old ways alive.The Inquisitor returns to the council some time latter and has the official maps updated.
>>32567734Working together is too strong a term.They tend not to mix.You have the Eldar who usually stick to the Infinity Circuit Nodes, some of them formally craftworlds, and keep the intercom working. They run their workshops and sing basic matter into existence from nothing to supplement the recycling efforts. Other than handing the raw materials over to the Ad-Mech they don't have much contact with outsiders. You don't see them leave the areas around the strands of the Infinity Circuit very often.The rehabilitated Dark Eldar set up their abodes around the Big Bang Bottles. They have even less to do with the outside world than the ex-craftworlders. They have their own bonesingers and make all their own parts. Nobody bothers them and they like it like that.The Tau, and some of their hangers on who came along with them, are given space in exchange for them sharing the work of maintenance and repair. Even if you include the Vespid, Kroot, Demiurge and others their numbers are tiny compared to the mass of humanity so they aren't all that noticeable on a large scale.The Necrons are the only ones who know exactly how the inertia and momentum manipulating technology works. Without it The Ship would have been impossible to move and they would have never set off. They are tolerated, barely, by most of the Ad-Mech. They consider fraternizing with the 'Lesser Peoples' to be beneath even the lowest amongst them. Also they fabricated a full set of Cadian Pylons to act as warp-proofing as they don't trust the Ad-Mech's gellar field technology to be reliable enough.The Space Marine Chapters scattered themselves fairly evenly across the length and breadth of The Ship so as to make it easier to respond to problems. They tolerate the xenos because they have been ordered to by the God-Captain himself. The Sisters of Battle follow a similar attitude with the addition of keeping a close eye on the Chapters as well many of whom they tolerate only because of orders.
>>32565053>Emperor class battleship sclaed up to ridiculous proportions.Why not a gigantic Space Hulk-like ship?
>>32570293The ship is one AU longthat's the distance from the earth to the Sun
>>32570293Given the sheer mass of the thing it isn't going to matter much from the point of view of the inhabitants who can go from cradle to grave, live a life full of wonder and adventure and travel, and die without ever seeing a window or the outer walls.Also Emperor Class Battleships are the iconic 40k spaceship.>>32567813>Human Xeon breeding is allowedThey can allow it all they want. With the exception of gene-stealers and a few half-eldar its never been possible.>Many Space Marine Chapters are on board but not nearly as many as there should be. As far as anyone knows. They set off in a bit of a rush and a lot of people got on board without people knowing. Whole worlds population either got on unofficially or the documents were lost. Nobody expected the Savlars to be on The Ship and it wasn't until 500 years after setting off that they realized someone was exporting a lot of pharmaceutical substances. The Mid-Ship Realms are really just the big grey patch on the maps.>Space Marines are no longer SterileThe children are all pure human.
>>32570454Who says the Space Marines will have kids with JUST humans?
>>32571138No.Just no.Humans is pushing it far enough.As the fluff stands Space Marines are genetically screwed up, chemically screwed up, surgically screwed up and irradiated as part of their transformation process. A succession of ceremonies that are ritualized and held to be utterly sacred. Servitor conversion is not an unreasonable punishment for an apothecary found to be intentionally altering them in any way without written permission from the Chapter Master after thirty years of meditation on the subject.Possibly they would alter them if ordered to by the God-Captain if that permission was given in person so that they can be absolutely sure of the legitimacy of the order.And it would not be a gentle change to the proceedings. It would be a drastic alteration to allow the Space Marines to have nads that work and don't fire blanks.And even then they might still have no inclination to use those nads. They are made for war. It is all they know and all they need.Human is pushing it.Astartes on Xeno love is pushing it a little too far.
>>32571319Commissarwe. are workingor at leastDEALINGWITHNECRONSWe crossed the line a while back
>>32571354Under direct order of the God-Captain.
>>32571408What if it were not breeding in the romantic since? Imagine how powerful a Space Marine - Eldar half breed could be! They could be an invaluable asset something like that could be when we arrive at our new home!
>>32571594transhumanism plz go. in 40k, suhc things lead to death, not glory.
>>32571690Fine, fine.I'll drop it. FOR NOWI get board so I might write something just for the sake of some good old fashion crack
WriterfaggeryToday we set off on the long pilgrimage to see a window to the space beyond. Of course, I have never seen one, and it is a long and difficult journey travelling the continent wide spans of infrastructure within the ship. We are prepared to crawl and walk endlessly through the twisting passages and ducts of the ship praying to find one of the many elevators that speed through the vastness, and which will undoubtedly be our homes for years to come. It is a long journey and only our childrens' childrens' children could even hope to see one of the many portholes to the space beyond the ship. If they are lucky they will see the glimmer of distant stars in the galaxy we leave behind, but it is an honour that will live down the generations of our family.
>>32572104I like this idea. Window pilgrimage.The ship was not just a colossal life boat for people.The Ark Vaults, those great vaulted halls, contain the seeds of worlds. It is not enough to simply get to another galaxy, that galaxy has to be able to sustain life. Should the new galaxy fail in this regard then life should be seeded upon it and what could be grander than to bring all that which was once lost?The glory and beauty of the old realm shall be remade anew and barren worlds shall bring forth an abundance of life.Sustained under the watchful and loving eyes of the Adeptus Biologicus and protected by the Legios Cybenetica and Skitarii the extinctions of the past will be undone.
>>32558375///LOG NO. 684 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///The scouts have moved on to the next the next tribe. The last one proved futile in most every manner. What ever strange Warp powers have effected them has reset them to a point well beyond the mental reach of my Battle Brothers. Perhaps with aid from Librarians or Apothecarys, they might imporve, but until then, it has been decided they shall remain where they are. I am hopeful that the other Eldar tribes will bare better fruit then this one.
>>32573542On a side note, I should state that this Void Walker was a subcategory of the Craftworld Biel-tan, this raised me curiosity on our search greatly. Many, many years ago I... knew an Eldar Witch from that world. A farseer by the name of Macha.I felt a strange connection with her. Jonah Orion, long before his internment in a mighty Dreadnought, told me that it is possible our destiny were intertwined. I never understood what that meant. I just assumed he was joking with me, but after meditating on the manner, I blieave he may be right.Perhaps Macha is on this remains of this Void Walker Perhaps it was the will of the God-Emperor that the Fleet of the Blood Ravens and a Fleet of the Biel-tan met on that fateful day so long ago... well.... for the Imperium it was long ago, for us, it was a mere ten years ago.
>>32572104My uncle Hubertus met a bloke once, said 'e was from Engineering,Uncle Hu shot 'im dead on th' spot, o'course. Every Emperor-fearing man knows that there's th' Holds, Security, and me own blessed home, Hull Maintenance.
I can see servitors being quite rare in The Ship.Taking away jobs gives people a lack of purpose. Many jobs, ones that could be done better by servitors, are still given to people simply so that people have something to do. Provided they can trade jobs every so often its not too bad.Too much automation is discouraged.
>>32573959I think, given the size of the ship, there are a lot of servitors but they are like the Keepers from Mass Effect, they work in the places no organic creature is meant to go and the like
>>32573706///LOG NO. 685 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///The second tribe better then the first, these ones still remembered their past, but has lost all their Farseers in the crash. When asked if Macha was among them, they claimed she was the leader of the Red Sleepers to the far north. The tribal Eldar then attack Cyrus and his team. The tribe was quickly dispatched. What ever advanced Eldar weaponry they had had before was replaced with simple spears and bows made from bits of metal found all around the massive cargo hold. I dare say, that these Eldar remind me much of Orks in some ways. Perhaps with out the broken speech.As for the mobile team, I ordered Cyrus and his team to come back to base camp. When they return, we shall mobilize to this camp. Before the Primitive Eldar attacked, they claimed that the Red Walkers have amazing weapons and armor. This gives me hope that not all Eldar are not effected by... whatever Warp taint has spread to the others.(Sorry for the gaps in story posts, Sniper Elite V2 is free on Steam and I've been playing it)
>>32576362///LOG NO. 686 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///I suppose it is time I explained how this Void Walker ship came to be... The Blood Raven chapter fleet was on an exploration to the galactic North-East, near the Ghoul Stars. We were on a quest for relics lost to Mankind over the years.During our exploration, the Void Walker ship appeared out of no where from the Webway, and with out hesitation opened fire. We responded with all the fire power that can be expected from and newly armed Space Marine Chapter Fleet. Master of the Forge, Martellus had recently equipted the Retribution with an interesting Eldar defense weapon system. He called them Boarding Hooks. They shot from the sides of our mighty vessel into the Void Walker, they were like massive Drop Pods, only they had a Adamantium robe attached to them, this was to keep the Eldar ship from re-entering the Web way and escaping. We lost fifty brother using those hooks. they did not die on impact... to be clear, they did not die on impact... In fact, I'm not sure they died. When we received the message about the Ship, we decided to pull out. I order Martellus to withdrawal the hooks, and out Battle Brothers to board them so we could make our escape, but it all happened to fast.When we made the Warp jump, the hooks were still embedded in the Eldar Ship.Dragging it into the Warp with us. It was there, we were lost. For us, it seemed like such a short time... a few months, at the most. But when were emerged, nearly 9000 years had passed... the ship was finished, and nearing ready to launch. We thought our Brothers on the Eldar Ship dead, the let it go, to drift among the stars. We boarded the Ship, and took our place.
And so our thread comes to a closeits been fun, Brothers.
>>32579393>WAIT! Let me do one story.Year after year guarding this single tunnel. A job that lacks excitement, monotonous, unappreciated and worst of all Fuckin Boring! We're supposed to keep Orks from using this tunnel to infest the rest of the ship. As I've already said, it's boring. Not even the arrival of the Orks breaks the monotony. It happens every few months, we usually outnumber the Orks and even if they outnumbered us we'd still crush their attacks. Orks usually reach up to our shoulders and are frail and malnourished, the most dangerous weapon I've ever seen one yield was a crude ballistic based weapon that jammed about 20 seconds into the firefight. During the first threat level 5 incursion I've seen in my life a single Ork managed to weather the firepower and reach our lines. I gave it a single whack with my Lasgun and its head caved in like an egg.The commanding officer says that those things are one of the reasons we left our home galaxy. I can't imagine them being a threat. I told him that myself. He said that in our galaxy, Orks stand taller than a man, are able to walk off missing limbs and serious injuries and thousands of them is considered a minor infestation. He said that at this place they don't have any place to grow or become strong and that we're ensuring that they never come to the new galaxy that we reach where they become dangerous. Granted the officer then admitted that he finds it hard to believe as well. All we have is the word of our teachers at school that it used to be that way.>Yes, this is intended to be boring. I'm trying to emphasize how bored this guys job is by boring the audience.
>>32579690that was actually an interesting read.
>>32532952>and die.So you'd prefer the death of all humanity to its continued survival?
>>32579690We're not supposed to go into the place to clear out the Orks. We just let the ship itself clear them out. It depressurizes the area so they all drown from no air and then raises the temperature to fry any spores. How many times have I written this in my journal? Better flip back. This is the 34th time I've told it this. It's sad when you write in your journal to break the monotony but then realize it's so bad that the journal just explains the same thing over and over again.About a week ago something interesting happened. A group of Eldar neared our position. One of them reached up to my stomach, she's probably a child. She smiled and waved before her parents ushered her away before I could wave back. We apparently used to be at war with them. None of us really felt anything about that. The stories said that the conflicts were brutal but centuries on this ship have pretty much caused all enmity between our species to wither and die. I later found out that they had gotten bored with their own role in keeping the ship functional and had swapped to the relatively mobile job of transporting materials around the ship. Maybe I'll try to find a different profession later on, the Foreman said that we could automate everything but we don't because leaving work to do gives everyone something to keep themselves occupied.
>>32528706So essentially we built The City from Blame, and made it move?Honestly... that's pretty fucking cool.
>>32571354But we're not sticking our Astartes' sacred dicks in them son.We can work with Xenos, the weak-willed can fuck Xenos, but there is one taboo that we will still uphold in this ship: Space Marines are the Guardians of Humanity, and THEY DO NOT FUCK XENOS.
>>32580170Come on Brotherwe both know Chapter Master Angelos would stick it to Macha given the proper opportunity.
>>32528706Whats the name of the Emperor's personal flagship? The one that's the size of a continent and was said to make entire fleets look tiny in comparison?I think it's called something like the Solaris or something.
>>32580455No idea.something you'd have to check on the Wikipedia
>Sector 1242, This is the Bridge. Why have we recieved word of a 30% drop in efficiency?16 minutes later>Sorry bridge, gear 14 of sub sector 346 experienced wobbling from inertial stresses. Hive City on top of said gear collapsed, now the entire population is clogging the whole mechanism.>Flush it with plasma at once, this incident is costing us a whole .001% thrust capacity.
I dunno. I feel like this scenario would be even more intimate and bleak if it was like 20 people with the Emperor at the head as a corpse still, headed for places unknown, in a much smaller ship. Like 7 disparate sisters, some random marines, a few civilians, some guards, and handful of mechanus folks, and not a SINGLE inquisitor or Commissar present.Just scared, wounded, determined people, and the corpse they love for all the wrong reasons.
>>32528706This is Engineer 14039 of group 4095, heading down to fix a leak in a waterpipe.ETA to site currently 1 week, traveling by boat down the pipe.ETA now 1 week 5 days, boat has lost sight of the edge of the pipe during hurricane. Fortunately, the size of the boat (2 km in length, 600 meters in breadth) has discouraged the local leviathans from attempting to consume us. The boat travelling with us was a third our size and was not so lucky.Arrived at leak site. Collaboration with the other 3000 engineers sent to the site has resulted in the discovery of the cause of the leak: A Niddhoggr. Waiting on low yield thermonuclear device from surrounding provinces to eliminate the creature.
>>32529609What solar power? We're stuck in a ship 93 million miles long.
Hold on, new here so I have a question. Since the warp exists where the ship was, where it is, and where it will eventually end up, it is omnipotent right? And since the Chaos Gods are, well, Gods, by definition they are Omniscience and exists in every corner of the warp after their birth. That means that they have knowledge of every race in every galaxy and have been fight and feeding off of all of them at the same time. They could never truly die as the Milky Way wasn't their only source of souls and there could have been trillions of different xeno race in the eye if terror undiscovered by man.So since Chaos could theoretically feed from anywhere in the universe, it could never really get close to dieing off and would be a threat anywhere and for all time
>>32581362What do you think there is in the middle of that 2AU big sphere?Did you guess "the sun"? Congratulations, you win.
>>32581671Yeah, but they're still stuck in the Galaxy because the combined psychic power of the Emperor and quadrillions of humans all in a space smaller than a single system has created such a psychic disturbance that daemons and event the Chaos Gods can't get through it into the delicious gooey people inside.Once humanity leaves completely, the Chaos Gods will have to feed off whatever xenos and humans are left in the eye of terror and other such shit.There are still chaos cultists aboard, and if enough get in a single area they might be able to open a hole for some daemons and such to get through, but only a few would be able to before the hole closes.
>>32581671Possibly yes.But hopefully other galaxies don't have bloody great holes punched in them where the Warp has leaked out.Chaos is everywhere but hopefully there are places where its influence is less.
>>32581817I think you misunderstood the true meaning of an Omniscience God. Technically they exist just about everywhere all at the same time. They could never be trapped because even a mass like an entire galaxy would only be a minute fraction of their being.
>>32581817Also the wake The Ship makes in the warp tends to really fuck up deamons that get too close.
>>32528706Did we agree whether the Golden Throne was built into the ship, or they just put the the whole Earth in a massive field to serve as the bridge?Cause I liked the latter.
>>32582037On that note, whee the hell are we going or at least pointed in? The Andromeda Galaxy, a dwarf galaxy, one on similar size to the old one? Also, since this is 50k, isn't it almost time for the Andromeda galaxy to collide into the Milky Way? I think it's proximity would throw several hundreds shitton orders of magnitude of difficulty into the navigation and movement of the ship.
>>32582108The andromeda galaxy won't hit us for another few billion years.As for where we are pointed? Only the Emperor knows. But we have a map of where we've been!>>32533894
>>32582108Andromeda won't arrive for almost a billion years. It's barely moved by 50k.
Someone needs to do a Quest thread in this setting, where the Protag is an engineer sent to fix a lightbulb and has to cross a massive distance to get there.
Now, this is a story all about howThe Imperium got flipped-turned upside downAnd I'd like to take a minuteJust sit right thereI'll tell you how we built a ship that encases Bel-AirIn Solar Segmentum born and raisedIn the forge was where I spent most of my daysResearchin' Creatin' Constructin' all coolAnd scoutin' some ruins outside of the schoolWhen a ton of Nids who were up to no goodStarted making trouble in the ImperiumhoodWe got in one little fight and the Emps got scaredHe said "We're movin' with your auntie and uncle in to wheree'r"
>>32582797> QuestHow 'bout you go fuck yourself with a dirty rusty shovel.
>>32583096What else would you do with a setting like this? Sit around and argue over it without actually doing anything with it?That's kinda like GW.
Gem from the previous threads. Someone said the ship, eating planets and growing itself as it passed was like a mechanical Katamari.
>>32583127Now now brothers, lets not fight.
>>32528706I remember this. Scaled up linearly, the dimensions of the ship would be 149598000 km long, 23935680 km wide.Thats 150 x 10^6 km long, 24 x 10^6 km wide.If it was a flat plate, it would have a surface area of 3.58 x 10^15 square kilometers. 7 million times the total surface area of the Earth, and I this thing has multiple floors, it has more surface area than the entire old Imperium by at least one order of magnitude.
>>32584509No, let's fight. The one who is left is obviously the one who is right.
>>32584931You shall agree to disagreeso says Apothecary Dreadnought
>>32584912 Emperor damn it that's big
Alsoa big thanks for no one being a shit about the Apothecary Dreadnought thing. This has encouraged me to try and build a mini of it when I have the funds.
>>32584912So, dumb question: how the hell did we build something like that?Even if we completely ignore technological limitations and assume we had infinity resources... would not building that ship take millions of years?
>>32586369If the ship were built in pieces on millions of planets it doesn't sound unreasonable that it could be done in a couple centuries.
>>32586369According to the original threads it took 9000 years
>>32528706So what sorts of games can be played in the 50k universe? Immediately it seems RPGs, but others? It seems like a game would be most like Necromunda
>>32586672Only War might workI'm not to sure.
>>32586369The eldar helped provide much of the raw materials.They can sing shit into being.
>>32587571As did the Necrons with thier insanely advanced technology
I see someone up dated the 1d4chan page for The Ship Movesgood you one, anon
>>32556493In the books Risen Empire and Killing of Worlds the spaceship is powered by a Big Bang drive. For the most part it is way more hard sci-fi than 40k. I shamelessly stole it from there. Also its only a sort of simple quasi-universe.
>>32529368It's held together by force fields or some shit.
>>32529342actually that would of been much larger but about 10,000 years ago there was a huge exitencetion that drop the population down to 2,000 from almost 1 million
>>32529440Actually, let's do the math here.The Ship is approximately a rectangular cuboid 1 AU long, and 4/25th of an AU wide. This gives it a total volume of around 16/625 cubic AU, and assuming an average density of a spacecraft of 0.25 tons/m3 (a bit less than an airplane)Then that gives you about 2.14e31 metric tons. The question of where the mass to construct the Ship is left as an exercise to the reader.Supernova ejecta is in the range of 0.1 c, or about 30,000 km/s, and most of the mass of the star is ejected.The size of stars that actually go supernova varies widely, from a minimum of 1.4 Solar masses to upwards of 100 or even more.For the smallest possible supernova, that's around (1 solar mass) * (0.1c) = 8.58e37 kg-m/s of momentum resulting, if you directed it all as thrust.This is sufficient to get the Ship up to 4000 meters/second,or enough to get to Alpha Centauri in about 315,000 years.A sun a day for a hundred years would get you up to... a full half of C, actually. That's definitely enough to get you to nearby solar systems.We must presume, then, that the actual *launching* of the Ship was almost as incredible an undertaking as its construction - the fuel required to get it up to speed required more than 3 times as much mass as the 11,000 Suns required to construct the Ship itself.On the other hand, there's 400 billion of the things in the Milky Way. It can spare a few.
>>32586397>built in pieces on millions of planetsAnon, if you *disassembled* ten million planets, in their entirety, that'd get you about, oh... a bit less than 0.3% of the material required to construct the Ship.
>>32591245Taking >>32591186 's 2.14e31 metric tons, you only need about 3 millions Earths to do it.And Eldar and Necrons make shit happen out of nothing or whatever.
>>32586369time machines, magic, magick, dragons, the power of friendship, multiple dimensions, and nanomachines
>>32591186Also, the power source for this thing is probably going to end up being black holes. The neat thing about very small black holes is that they act as *direct* mass-energy converters. Throw in mass, get out energy, no matter or antimatter required.Of course, they require incomprehensibly difficult machinery to construct - the only even slightly feasible proposal I've seen involved constructing a billion gamma-ray lasers focused onto atomically-sized areas and pumped with several tons of mass-energy - but once you have them, they're a fantastic energy source - especially for starships.If we assume a singularity - powered engine has the same kind of efficiency as an antimatter-beam engine - which seems reasonable, since Hawking radiation has effectively the same kind of output as antimatter-matter reactions - then you could get up to 0.1 c by burning up "just" 4300 stars worth of mass.If it straight-up eats stars as it comes across them, and changes direction slightly at each star to grab another one, you could actually achieve pretty good acceleration this way over ten-thousand-year timescales.
>>32591186In the fluff the Necrons already have the technology to alter the apparent mass of an object. The Ship acts like it weighs far, far less than it should do.>>32591809The main power source is a captured universe.
could the men of iron have snuck their way onto the ship?
>>32592098the Men of Iron are all dead sooo... no.
>>32592131>what is Heritech hijinks
>>32592098Long gone by this point.Only A.I.s on The Ship are the Necrons and the Infinity Circuit both of which have a natural origin.
>>32592048>>32592048Depending on how much "far, far less" is, then fueling the ship actually works pretty well. If we assume the ship is capable of diverting its course by up to two light-years in any direction in order to go scoop up stars for fuel, and its inertia is around 1/1000 of its actual value,Then you actually get fairly sizable accelerations, and you actually accelerate faster the faster you go because the more stars you can pick up per millenium. The actual math is pretty hard to do, but you can actually cross the galaxy and reach within a few percent of lightspeed in a few more tens of millenia, subjective time.
>>32533894>inb4 the Orks begin worshipping the God Captain for bulding the biggest Rok in the universe to bring the WAAAGH to other galaxies.The massive Warp signature of the Imperium probably caused most if not all Space Hulks to drop out of the Warp, and now hover around the Ship like a fine dust.Just imagine a car coated in dust particles, except each mote of dust is a space hulk.
>>32592186Well Men of Iron are AIs, which, if I remember right, someone said even they are questioning of thosealso they would need STC to build themand as far as I know, their aren't any.
>>32592716That, and if we go by their inertialess drives that they used have, we could just say "Fuck it" and have insanely fast FTL.
Wonder how a neutron star blast would feel if a pulse hit the ship.
>>32593007What's a "neutron star blast" exactly?
>>32593007We calculated that too, speed of sound through the ship would mean that an impact on on end would take 298 days to reach the other end of the ship.
>>32593091What was the projected effect the vibrational energy of the sonic shockwave would have on the infrastructure of the ship?I.E. waterpipes, steampipes, sewage systems, electrical mains, plasma tubes, the intercom, transportation systems, gears, cogs, the big bang bottles, etc.?
>>32593262Depends on what level of dampening there is between each section and between the layers of the hull.Also it would have to get through the void shields.
>>32593075I can't really explain the details well but basically a neutron star, at systematic intervals, will "pulse" out a beam of pure energy along it's Y axis at this speed of light.It's generally accepted that these pulses are some of the most destructive forces in the universe.
>>32594022Ahhh, OK. The term for that is "pulsar." The beams are actually constant; the reason that they appear to 'pulse' is because the stars are rotating very quickly and so the beams sweep around like a lighthouse.
>>32593007>implying the God-Captain would allow the Ship to be damaged.
>>32576633///LOG NO. 687 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///We have arrived at what we believe to be the Red Walkers base. It looks exactly like what a normal Eldar Camp would look like. We have yet to make official contact with them, as if these Eldar are not effected by the strange Warp aliment that the others are effected by, they are in all likely hood to open fire. Not that this is an issue, as we could easily wipe them out. But under the Orders of the God-Emperor we must try and work with this Xenos. I remember Macha being reasonable, so perhaps this will be... simply enough.
any good colour schemes for tutorials for tau fire warriors
>>32591186We'll we could drive the ship directly into the eye of terror and exiting the other end at near light speed...?
>>32595758///LOG NO. 688 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///We have made official contact. The Red Walkers opened fire as first, but when our young Librarians steps forth and created a Force Dome, allowing us to walk right into the camp. I demanded to speak with their leader. They brought me Farseer Macha, as I had suspected they would. She in turn demanded to know what in... what ever her gods name is, was going on.We called for a ceice fire and I spent the better part of the day explaining to the Farseer and her Xeno tribe why they were on the Ship.At first they found it hard to belieave but, thankfully one of our Librarians brought with him a data slate containing a copy of the Treaty made up that allied Mankind with the Eldar race. They spent a whole day rebiewing it, as it was quick lengthy.When they returned to us, they asked why we had come. I explained that they were welcome to come with us so they might rejoin society. They were... hesitant. Their first worry was their brothers and sisters who were effect by the Warp. I was unsure, but the Librarians steps forth once more and offered, that, with the help of any 'Xeno Witches' in his own words, they could repair their broken minds.After much debate, and at least two executions of Eldar who were to resistance to the idea, Macha agreed to join us on our voyage home.
>>32596108///LOG NO. 689 OF GABRIEL ANGELOS - CHAPTER MASTER///I have contacted the Ordo Xenos to let them know that at least a thousand Eldar need transportation. My self, the non-primitive Eldar and my Battle Brothers are returning to Vault Omega to cataloger some of the Xeno relics that Machas tribe had been holding onto. After that... perhaps some well deserved rest.