2012-11-15, 06:28 PM (ISO 8601)
Bugbear in the Playground
Re: The Culture explores 40K II: Now With 100% more Fanfiction
That's not a good plan.
Originally Posted by Gavinfoxx
First of all, the lie is full of ridiculous holes. They "lost" all their Navigators and Astropaths but are still capable of moving and communicating FTL? They have an entire Space Marine Chapter without a single Psyker, who refuse to donate their Geneseed to the AdMech for purification? They just happen to have a whole bunch of tech no-one has ever seen before which doesn't come from any known STC printout?
Secondly, that's a really huge complex operation to trust to a group of anarchists. What if some of the "Imperial Guard" decide they don't feel like following orders that day? Or if even a small portion of the population isn't comfortable with watching heretics and mutants burned at the stake, or supporting a society actively committing xenocide? One or two STC Agents could keep their covers, maybe, but I'm not seeing "several hundred thousand" Culture citizens being able to keep up the ruse.
Also, I keep seeing this idea come up and I have no idea where it's coming from, but Archaeotech is not the magic code-word for unfamiliar technology not being Heretical. Unless they're using tech the Imperium already knows about or they've got some STC printouts (or convincing fakes) they're going to be under some pretty serious scrutiny, and the AdMech is going to be on their case either way. And a non-Warp FTL is never going to pass for Archaeotech, because humans have never had such a device.