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post #131 of 1113 (permalink) Old 10-20-10, 07:25 AM
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I was just wondering how does the Ordo Hereticus work? I mean, how do they know which planets to check for heresy? Do they just patrol sectors and kinda act like inspectors? do they have spies everywhere and they notify them is there is some trouble afoot? or do they just come if the high command of a planet or system messages them that they have a problem?

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The Inquisition has many ways to detect taint.

Spies abound on many worlds, certain organisations know of the hereticus and will refer to them when needed.

Other than this, the inquisitors are always on the lookout for taint, and they and their staff can operate independently across entire sectors sometimes.

I would reccomend reading the eisenhorn omnibus for a good explanation on how the organisation works.


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Awesome Thanks for the reply.

I just always wondered, because I read bit of fluff on white dwarf where an inquisitor was greeted by the Governer-general or something when he first landed on the planet he was investigating, and i thought to myself "Surely this isn't how the Ordo hereticus should go about doing their business" because it seems, if you have enough influence in a planet and you follow chaos, you could just not contact the witch hunters .

But I digress.

Thanks for the reply again, really clears things up for me .

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If slaanesh is a warp god and time is meaningless in the warp, does that mean slaanesh is present before the fall? Can s/he interfere with events before the fall? Does that mean the time stream of 40k would have been different before the fall?

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Before CotE does so, I will say the following:

Time is meaningless in the warp. Slaanesh has always existed, yet never existed at the same time.

Essentially, there are two viewpoints. From the warp, if such a thing can be comprehended, Slaanesh has always existed in one form or another.

Yet in the materium, where chronological order matters, there was indeed a time where Slaanesh did not exist, and there were only three gods of Chaos. Such times are naught but distant memories now, however...


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Thanks Serpion, but Snoopy already acknowledged that.

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Can s/he interfere with events before the fall?
Essentially we don't know, and were not suppossed to. The warp is incomprehensible and mind-shattering. Slaanesh existed before the Fall, was born at the point of the Fall, and has yet never existed. It's all a bit nuts.



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Essentially we don't know, and were not suppossed to. The warp is incomprehensible and mind-shattering. Slaanesh existed before the Fall, was born at the point of the Fall, and has yet never existed. It's all a bit nuts.
And yet after he/she was born he/she had also always been there. Like COTE, it's quite insane. Makes the tv show Lost look perfectly straight-forward and sensible.

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Before CotE does so, I will say the following:

Time is meaningless in the warp. Slaanesh has always existed, yet never existed at the same time.

Essentially, there are two viewpoints. From the warp, if such a thing can be comprehended, Slaanesh has always existed in one form or another.

Yet in the materium, where chronological order matters, there was indeed a time where Slaanesh did not exist, and there were only three gods of Chaos. Such times are naught but distant memories now, however...
I too think that Slaanesh has been ever-present because the gods are manifestations of human emotion in a radical extreme. Good job of explaining it too.


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Do you think that the races/armies of the Warhammer 40K Universe are balanced out well? Do you think that some are more powerfull that others in numbers or might?

I think that Chaos is portrayed as too much of a threat. Yes Chaos itself has always been a primordial threat but if you think about it, the Imperium GREATLY outnumbers Chaos.


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