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Was reading through some Battlefleet Gothic fluff when I noticed it said that the Necrons have been capturing millions of Imperial citizens and vanishing, and nobody knows why they're doing this.

Does anybody know exactly why the Necrons are capturing people?
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They can harvest the life essence of the living to

1: Feed the star gods.

2: Power their machinery.

3: Awaken dormant necrons.

Essentially, the necrons energy sources consist of leeched energy, from living things or stars, it makes little difference to them.


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What is the generally accepted RL languages for high and low gothic?



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They're presented in the books as being Latin-esque and English respectively. Though that's just for the reader's understanding, I doubt they'd actually sound like that in the setting itself (i.e an English speaker probably wouldn't be able to understand something in Low Gothic).
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They can harvest the life essence of the living to

1: Feed the star gods.

2: Power their machinery.

3: Awaken dormant necrons.

Essentially, the necrons energy sources consist of leeched energy, from living things or stars, it makes little difference to them.
I'm surprised this hasn't been delved into some more, the latest Tyranid codex for instance went into detail how they consume a world. I wasn't even aware the Necrons had these human batteries, machines, and etc. for "harvesting the living". I figured the C'tan just ate the souls of those they killed.
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No, the c`tan have no use whatsoever for warp based energy. They do not feed on "souls," they feed on bioelectricity and such.


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I have seen a rather large amount of questions here and there regarding to sm out of their armour and this made me wonder about the actual process of removing said armour and getting into it. So forgive me if this questions is not as unique as i believe it is but how is the armour placed on the wearer? especially tactical dreadnought armour, i have trouble imagining a single marine getting into it by himself.
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Marines are able to remove and don their armour by themselves, but typically they have a team of serfs do it for them. The process takes a while as litanies are chanted and incense burned and other pointless crap.

Terminator armour is a similar process. I have not read it described in detail, but there are multiple steps to putting it on and taking it off.

Spikey would probably know if there`s a more detailed explanation somewhere.


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I remember reading on LEX about the Sons of Malice and it said the Inquisitor witnessed them usung flesh-eating rituals and thought they were heretics. but then later said that flesh eating rituals were common among SM

I know that the space marines are not in the fullest extent "good guys" but it really seems like a very odd practice. What would be the point of this ritual.

Yes they have other rituals that may seem pointless but they seem relevent like the oath of moment or blessing their armor and holy bolter before going into battle.


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Typically something about sharing the bonds of flesh.

The mortifactors like to drink each other`s blood to ascertain which battles they will fight in and to seal pacts and such.


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