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Created your own background storyline for your army? Want to discuss the 40k history?

Postby Socaddict » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:04 am

A hard copy, at least.
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Postby Spack » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:15 am

M3g4B4sh wrote:hey according to one soure they were hence propof depending on the source you consult you get different reults


According to "Waargh the Orks", the first published book from GW that contained a hint of the background to the Orks (the Rogue Trader rulebook only mentioned a bit about society organisation, and that humans and orks didn't get on from the first time they met), states that the Ork expansion into space was due to the "brainboyz", who were snotlings that had genetically mutated brains from eating a rare fungus. These snotlings became masters of the ork races, and in turn forced them to harvest the fungus. Some of the orks ate the fungus while harvesting without their masters knowing, and became more intelligent, eventually overthrowing their snotling "brainboyz" masters. Fungus harvesting was neglected, and eventually it died out, and Ork society regressed to the brutish animals we know and love today - still more intelligent than before the first brainboyz came along, but no longer having the advanced technological knowledge that first got them into space and expanding.

Brainboyz are not the "old ones", they were always the snotlings.

However, all the info GW published back in the old days was written from the point of view of the imperium, and the background to the Orks is based on imperial recovery of stories and drawings of the Ork history. This allows GW to change the story whenever it feels like it, and point to the old information as historically incorrect. I've not seen anything in the RT era rules that remotely suggests that the brainboyz were anything but the fungalling enhanced snotlings, and nothing since.
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Postby Zealot » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:27 pm

w00t case closed! spack for president or PM!
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Postby M3g4B4sh » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:28 pm

well that was fast shot down before you had a hope eh socaddict
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Postby Zealot » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:35 pm

they agreed with him...
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Postby Socaddict » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:36 pm

M3g4B4sh wrote:well that was fast shot down before you had a hope eh socaddict


how does that work?

waaargh the orks agrees with me.
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Postby Spack » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:38 pm

Zealot wrote:they agreed with him...


Pardon? I managed to refute your post about the brainboyz being the old ones, and pretty much verified everything Socaddict wrote. I suggest you read my post again a few times.
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Postby M3g4B4sh » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:41 pm

sorry I didn't realise there was a page two and was talking about the last post on page 1.Anyway there you go it was never official when you use logic as that may have been the belif of certain tribes from whom the information was gained
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Postby Spack » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:49 pm

It's as official as anything you'll find - GW printed it. By your logic nothing in the 40k universe is official as it's all written from a certain point of view.
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Postby Zealot » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:51 pm

close it lol close the thread before the killing begins ^^
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Postby M3g4B4sh » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:51 pm

I am a support of the gav thorpe is an inquisitor theorie but my point is that because of the way it was written from ther imperials specc it.....I'll come back when I can think of how to phrase it
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