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Old 27 Mar 2007, 11:15   #7 (permalink)
crazedmongoose2003
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Default Re: Does Nurgle have a place in 40k?

This is one of my favourite parts of 40k, the actual reasons somebody becomes a follower of Chaos.


With Khorne and Slannesh it's very clear to see how.


Nurgle however is very subtle, you need to have accepted your eventual fate in doom and decay and death, but then face it with at least a degree of dignity and defiance. Then papa nurgle will give you hope and help you stay strong to meet your fate.


At least that's how I understood it.


If you're talking about mutation, that's Tzeentch, which is for people who don't want to accept their fate and seeks to change it.


Which is why Tzeentch is a greater power whilst Nurgle is a lesser power, because obviously you'll find more of the latter kind (people who just want to avoid death and sickness altogether) than the first kind.


However I thought it made absolutely no sense that Khorne should be greater than Slannesh, because more people should want hedonism and pleasure than just the thrill of battle. I mean within fantasy it made a bit of sense because we're talking about bloodthirsty viking/hun equivalents, but then in 40k why would random blood cults pop up amongst average imperial citizens?

Of course one explanation of the relative rarity of Slannesh is that Slannesh cults usually happens within the upper class, who have time to waste on huge drug induced orgies and dabbles in stuff like that. So obviously there'd be less of them, cos say on a hive world, you might have 1,000 nobles and merchant princes who have the spare time to have massive orgies, whilst 100,000 angry mutants and howling for blood at the system that oppresses them.
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