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Old 11 Dec 2006, 21:40   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any criminal organizations in the Imperium that are 'untouchable', like the 40k equivalent of the Mafia or Triads, say?

Does it exist? Can it exist? If so, who are they?
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Old 11 Dec 2006, 21:55   #2 (permalink)
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They probably do exist. NO idea what they are, but they are probably there.
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Old 11 Dec 2006, 23:22   #3 (permalink)
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What does the thread title have to do with the question?

As for the question:

Sure there's plenty of crooks and gangs in the imperium and I'm sure on some planets the criminal element is very powerful and can't be touched by the local enforcers.

As long as they keep the tithes coming and don't break any Imperial laws though the Local Arbites probably won't mess with them. However should they break any Imperial Laws the arbites will erradicate them. No one is beyond the juristicion of the Adeptus Arbites, not even (especially not even!) imperial govenors. Its a bit of a grey area where Inquisitors fit in with them but that's getting onto another topic.

For more info on gangs in the Imperium I'd head over the specialist games website and check out Necromunda.
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Yes, but it is important to make the distinction between breaking local laws and imperial laws.
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Heres a well made codex on the subject.

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Yes, we generally call them "The Inquisition".
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Old 12 Dec 2006, 13:42   #7 (permalink)
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Hahah, so very very true. It is true that total power corrupts totally.

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Yes, but it is important to make the distinction between breaking local laws and imperial laws.
Did that really add anything to the topic or just say what I'd already said in few words?
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Well I did mean besides the Inquisition. They're more like the Imperium's equivalent of the NSA. Equally untouchable, just funded differently.
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Millions probably. Trade guilds that hire private armies to edge out competition but are backed by a Great House, and thus beyond reprisal... probably plays itself out millions of times every ten years.

You'll never find them in fluff, but they MUST be there, and just because they never wage war doesn't mean they arn't fun!
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A giant, intergalactic drug cartel of some sought, funded by one of the great houses of Terra; I can see that happenning, especialy in a universe so vast as the 40k one. I'd love for the guys at GW to right some fluff up on it, a WD article maybe, although thats been going downhill steadily for some time.

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