The Imperium never frowned upon ordering its subjects to their certain death. Sometimes though, such death isn’t merely the somewhat unfortunate side effect of a dangerous mission, but an intended outcome, whether to serve as punishment or redemption, or to maintain secrecy.
The Adeptus Mechanicus’ sprawling organisation is replete with sub-factions, cults, and sects devoted to the different aspects and wonders of the Machine.
Plasma technology is one of the greatest wonders of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Most forge worlds at least dabble in its lesser aspects, the maintenance rituals and ionizing blessings necessary to keep reactors working and coax fuel in and out of magnetic containment, Continue reading
»The … who?«
Carla Klauwitz, Middenheimer Citizen
The old world knows its fair share of strange cults, secret societies and conspiracies. Most of them are concerned with the unhealthy trinity of non-humans, demons or the dark arts, while very few retain a more mundane approach to construct reality and furthermore gain influence for their worldly goals. Continue reading
The Imperium never frowned upon ordering its subjects to their certain death. Sometimes though, such death isn't merely the somewhat unfortunate side effect of a dangerous mission, but an intended outcome, whether to serve as punishment or redemption, or to maintain secrecy.
The most famous examples of such practices are surely found in the penal legions of the Imperial Guard, some of which have been known to employ whole squads of troopers kitted out as human bombs and literally all of which use suicide devices such as explosive collars to keep their members in line, though other forces have their own use of such practices, such as the Repentia of the Adeptus Sororitas or even the death oaths of various Space Marine chapters. Continue reading
"You shall not chain the Machine to the body;
But chain the body to the Machine."
-Omnissiahn Apocrypha MDXV: On Servitors, Chapter 357, Verse 0100101