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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-11, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Any thoughts on the little alteration I've done? I'm unsure whether the Iron Hands where as close to the Mechanicus as they are in 40k, I think they have Iron Fathers though in place of Chaplains still.
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Im not an expert on iron hands but i would have said they had very strong ties to the mechanicus during the great crusade
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I say they could be notes of stuff he has to repair as a mechanic in his secret part time job.....

Back on topic I would not necessarily say that the Iron hands have close ties to the mechanicum at this point but maybe more of a cult of Medusa theme that venerates machinery more than flesh, looking to their primarchs super silver hands as evidence in the superiority.

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I agree with you. I think that, on the whole, the pre-heresy legions were much much less into the whole religious ceremony and trappings of faith that are part of the 40k world. The pre-heresy legions saw the emperor as the father of the primarchs and as the greatest man and greatest psycher to ever live. But, they didn't see him as a god, except for the Word Bearers.

For a pre-heresy iron warrior or iron hands marine, I would think the only true deity they would believe in would be the omnissiah the machine-god. For that reason, I don't think that they would use parchment or wax seals at all. Religious trappings would be so much nonsense to them. The only true worship to the machine-god would be to perfect the effeciency and power of their technology.
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omnissiah -> compositum of omniscient and messiah

somebody's been wrong on the internet ;~

edit: could also be using just the prefix omni[s] to mean: messiah to each and all
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