2011-12-09, 02:03 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Warhammer 40k fluff thread VI: They see me Ward'en, they haten
Suppose they recruited exclusively from feral or pre-Industrial age worlds where there's no global government or overall Governor in charge. All they'd have to do is roll up, call themselves Angels of the Emperor and recruit any who want to join.
Originally Posted by Borgh
As noted in one of the argument posts, most citizens would jump at the chance given the mythology of the Emperor and the Astartes.
As for recruiting psykers exclusively, it could well be that the selection process is biased towards psykers (whether by accident or design) or the BR geneeseed has a habit of awakening latent talents, so they just end up with a higher proportion of psykers in their numbers.
Either way, by keeping a low profile, the average inquisitor isn't going to investigate every occasion of an unidentified Astartes chapter recruiting on the fringes of Imperial space. The aforementioned Space Sharks weren't 'discovered' until M41, even though rumours suggest they existed in M32.
With regards to the gaps in their history, many of the less famous chapters have missing sections or unknown foundings, either from war, accident or simple neglect. Not every Chapter is as scrupulous as the Ultramarines or their successor chapters in maintaining their history.
As Zorg says, it depends on their chapter. The Lexicanum has a small page on their daily rituals:
Originally Posted by Squark
However, I believe this routine is only applicable to a normal battle brother at headquarters or training facility (not to those on patrol duty in ships) and officers (including non-comms) would spend more time in tactical study and intelligence assessments from the surrounding areas.
Originally Posted by Lexicanum
Last edited by Brother Oni; 2011-12-09 at 02:11 PM.