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this is a question I thought up thinking about Librarian. in basic hes a Psyker that the space marines recruited and trained. now a normal marine is worth about, 5 guardsmen so it worth predicting that a Librarian worth about 5 normal Psyker. but, this is the point of the Thread, what would happen if a Chpater recruited a Null. whould they care? and if they did what then? would they train them to use there powers? How much strogger would they be? How would they learn who to do it? would they have to ask the assasains for help? what there role be in a chpater? What do the Purely codex chpater feel about this and how would the Inqusiton, for that matter the whole imperium fell about a chapter with blanks in it?
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A Space Marine is worth a hell of a lot more than five Guardsmen.
As for Librarians, it's hard to say, a normal non SM psyker is still a very dangerous oponent depending on the strength of his powers.
Although a Librarian is highly trained in the use of his powers I very much doubt it would actually increase the strength of those powers, just his control of them.
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A Space Marine is worth a hell of a lot more than five Guardsmen.
As for Librarians, it's hard to say, a normal non SM psyker is still a very dangerous oponent depending on the strength of his powers.
Although a Librarian is highly trained in the use of his powers I very much doubt it would actually increase the strength of those powers, just his control of them.
i let my own view slid in, a space marine Psyker would be more power full. a Psykers power is base on his disipline, his control of them, the more will he has the stronger he is, but were a bit off topic, the point about a Librarian being stronger then a normal Psykers was to lead into the question of the power of a space mairne Null.
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...But don't nulls have no powers but that of blocking psyhic powers and warp-invisibility? I mean, I know that Pariahs have no other abilities, but how 'bout nulls?

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I don't think the Imperium would have trouble with the blanks, as they would probably help cull the number of unsanctioned psykers and perils of the warp throughout the Imperium. That being said, I'm pretty sure most individuals with the Pariah gene end up at the Culexus Temple or some other faction of the Officio Assassinorum.

A chapter of blanks could make for some interesting fluff though. Even their allies would hate them a little bit.

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Nulls are probably swept up by the Inquisition. They are to valuable. An Inquisitor who hunts psykers/daemons may get a heck of a lot more use out of a Null than a Chapter who faces all kinds of enemies including non-psykers.
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the imperium has actually tried to make a chapter of nulls, being the Exorcists.
They're not actual blanks, but through a process of possession by a daemon, they've created Marines that are invulnerable to the powers of the warp, therefor the same as nulls.

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A null`s power is not limited to simply blocking psyker activity in the area. Some are capable of actually directing the focus of the field.

The culexus assassins use the animus speculum device to greatly enhance their abilities.

And yes, the Inquisition is likely to find any blanks long before anyone else would. But we canspeculate as always.


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how common are Nulls any way? a Psykers, what 1 in a 100,000? so whats Null one in a 100,000,000? and if Null are more useful then psykers why are they not cloned?
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the imperium has actually tried to make a chapter of nulls, being the Exorcists.
They're not actual blanks, but through a process of possession by a daemon, they've created Marines that are invulnerable to the powers of the warp, therefor the same as nulls.
They weren't trying to make nulls, they were making Illuminati, individuals who were immune to demonic possession. Had nothing to do with making Pariahs.
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