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post #11 of 71 (permalink) Old 08-28-10, 12:42 PM
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Qurze was not inactive, He was still active captain of the third company of the luna wolves. And later possibly in the inquisition. Garro was of similar age. The gradual deteoriation of their legion geneseed has an effect but what that is I don't know.

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It may not be Qruze I am thinking of. But I am sure there was an older marine who the others took less seriously because of his age.

Maybe Maloghurst? Fuck it, I can`t be bothered to check right now. I`ll do it later. Right now, I am going to sleep.


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No, the oldest "living" loyalist marines are the members of the 13th great company.
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Though they're only the oldest chronologically, maybe not biologically- time is a funny thing in the warp after all.
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This is true.
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I think that for the most part, Marines can pretty much replace old organs, and useless parts with the technology they have. So at least for the most part, Marines can last. Though, some marines like that apothecary mentioned in Salamander sometimes get a little tired from some aspect of war. In the apothecaries case, he was pretty pissed that so many men, women, astartes had died and he was pretty sad he couldn't save them. He probably along with most of his company have regrets that in neither case of their captain dieing they could save them.
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It may not be Qruze I am thinking of. But I am sure there was an older marine who the others took less seriously because of his age.

Maybe Maloghurst? Fuck it, I can`t be bothered to check right now. I`ll do it later. Right now, I am going to sleep.
That was Qruze. The half heard. Just finished reading that book for the third time.

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In one of the Blood Raven novels there's a librarian who is pretty much retired and working on an archeological dig. Can't quite remember which one though. However, IIRC in the 3rd ed SW codex it was alluded to that marines just kept getting tougher the older they got. Or maybe that was just SWs.
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this might be really off, but what about familys? has a marine ever had a family out side of his chapter?

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God that brings up some horrible memories of some crappy fan fluff. They are basically warrior monks, for the most part. So no, they aren’t allowed to have families.

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