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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-17-08, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does it actually say that Terra is Earth, because all I managed to read is that Terra is "the craddle of humanity"?
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In all the books I've read, Terra is Earth. In The Flight of the Eisenstein they mention the other planets of the solar system when they're bringing Garro and his men back to Luna (the Earth's moon) for holding and interrogation. Also, I forget which book it was, but there was mention made of the ancient Egyptian culture of terra (granted it wasn't spelled exactly the same way).

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Yup terra is earth; Ive seen fluff where it was referred to as both in the same context.
that is an interesting thought tho; it never states that the 40k universe takes place in the milky way, at least as far as i can tell. what if terra wasnt earth, and 40k was in an entirely different galaxy?!

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heh, it would be interesting, but all the maps and everything they show for planet locations and all that strongly suggest it takes place in the milky way.

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Its defintaely earth aside from the solar system all being the same so are locations on terra. Territorys such as europa, roma, and the urals are mentioned time and again so its definately earth. I am also pretty sure i have read it directly stated aswell.
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and the adeptus mechanicus are the Tech Priests of Mars, just as the hive fleets are named after greek mythical beasts.

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'cradle of humanity' screams earth to me


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Terra is Earth because... it is. That's like saying "what if Deutschland isn't Germany?" or "what if Espanol isn't Spain?" - they're names, in different languages, for the same thing. Quite apart from references to the Urals, Rome, Anatolia, etc, that may or may not appear in the stories.

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heh, it would be interesting, but all the maps and everything they show for planet locations and all that strongly suggest it takes place in the milky way.
I don't get how you figure this. I've never seen anything that suggests any stars from our galaxy (though I'll admit I'm no astronomer) - there's no Sirius or Aldebaran or Barnard's Star or Alpha Centauri on the maps I've seen; also my understanding is that the number of currently-discovered planets outside our solar system isn't high. The galaxy certainly resembles ours, slightly of-centre helix an' all, but I don't think you can find Necromunda, Caliban and Luther MacIntyre with a telescope.

I'm not saying that I think it isn't the Milky Way, I'm sure it is; I just think you can't claim geographic (astrographic?) precision.

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Come now Red Orc, the Maelstrom over on the far left is a dead give away!
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Sorry, you're right... I just thought that was where I'd spilt jam on my telescope.

Oh look, there's a blue Police Box flying past...

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