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  1. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 4.7 - Important Social Movements.

    The Order of The White Feather

    Bifrost is a verdant, green agri-planet, home to a number of Knightly houses, its people generally given to hard work and honourable lives. Service in the Astra Militarum is seen as one of the noblest professions to which a young Bifrosti might aspire – serving in the Emperor’s name, defending the homeland from harm… what could be finer. The young cadets shipped out to Albitern were nothing if not dedicated. From conscript to full Guard, they all knew
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  2. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 4.6 - Important Social Movements.

    The Rootless

    One of the more shameful secrets of T’au society are the Rootless, designation given to those of the Tau traditionally regarded as untouchable. Rootless, more commonly known by the pejorative term of ‘khavs’ are a mixed population, consisting of numerous social groups from all over T’au; they speak a variety of languages and incorporate an extensive multiplicity of cultures. Despite this, there are broad stereotypes of the culture that are held by the Tau – and consequently
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  3. BONUS BLOG - Modelling Tools: A Guide for Newbies

    So, this isn't part of my blog proper, just a forum post which I made in the hopes of helping others. I include it here for when it is inevitably lost in amongst all the other threads. Enjoy.

    Quote Originally Posted by YorkNecromancer View Post
    Hey there. If you're reading this, hopefully it's because you're a newbie who's looking to make some exciting new models. This article is for you, the new teenager who has just picked up a box of Space Marines and are only just learning about how much the older gamers hate you for daring
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  4. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 4.5 - Important Social Movements.

    The T’au’Liahnzhuu’Zhiing

    The Ethereals of the E’Krati did not abandon the caste system lightly. It happened early in the formation of what would become the Kepler Covenant; when High Ethereal Lu’tha was called a hypocrite by Chapter Master Tartaroth, for daring to talk of equality when his own people lived a segregated existence, it was one which cut the old Ethereal to the core. With so much on the line, there was little the Ethereal could do – at the time, it was seen as an absolutely
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  5. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 4.4 - Important Social Movements.

    The Acasti

    Though they hide it well behind their ‘Greater Good’ propaganda, more than perhaps any of the other species, the T’au are a deeply prejudicial race - in their own way, far moreso than even the most xenophobic inquisitor. Their supposedly tolerant outlook is, more often than not, a species party line that does not extend to their own people. As a caste-based culture, there are strict unspoken cultural rules regarding expected behaviors, interests, and personality types,
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    Updated 04-13-2014 at 05:45 PM by YorkNecromancer

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  6. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 4.3 - Important Social Movements.

    The iKrati

    When one is rich, money isn’t used to buy things. Money isn’t used to feather one’s nest or serve one’s vices. Money is used to keep score. The rich need to be richer, not because the money will be used to fund a project or building, but to demonstrate to their peers that they are better. This is true of every race in the galaxy, human, Tau, Necron, or Eldar.

    However, when one does not have sufficient wealth to be ‘in the running’, one must find alternate
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    Updated 04-06-2014 at 03:36 PM by YorkNecromancer

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  7. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 4.2 - Important Social Movements.

    The Baldachin

    The flip side to the Cadi, the Baldachin are the very lowest rung on Phyloaem’s social ladder. Bereft of all but the slightest hint of personality, these are those Necron Warriors whose engrammatic codes are the most fully compromised by both the deliberate ravages of the biotransference process, as well as the effect of the simple passage of time upon machineries that were never designed to last forever, whatever Necrontyr propaganda might say to the contrary.
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  8. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 4.1 - Important Social Movements.

    The Cadi

    The rites of biotransference that were first responsible for the transformation of the Necrontyr people into the Necron race were nothing if not political in nature. It is an undeniable truism that those in power have ever desired total control of those they deem beneath them; wherever an opportunity for greater mastery presents itself, those with the power and opportunity to do so will seize it. Thus it was, that when the Necrontyr lords first realised that they could use
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  9. Intermission: 'The World Eater'

    This week, I am away due to family circumstances. We should be back to regular service next week.

    Jane hated space almost as much as Astartes.

    "We're progressing to the infiltration point now. Have you everything you need, doctor?" asked the Astarte in a voice that conveyed an implacable professionalism, combined with quiet yet sincere concern for her well being.

    Jane stared blankly, envisaging him begging for a chocolatey treat.
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  10. 40K Roleplay Campaign: To Sakovhim - part 3.8- Precariat, or Precarious Proletariat

    Precariat, or Precarious Proletariat

    To be a member of the Precariat is to be despised. Poorer than any other class, deprived in every conceivable way, with next to nothing in the way social and cultural capital, the Precariat live, from birth to death, with no hope of escape from their misery, or the mitigation of their suffering. This situation is made worse through their presentation in the media, where they are invariably held up as at best, responsible for their lowly position
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