View Single Post
Old 27 Mar 2007, 11:15   #7 (permalink)
crazedmongoose2003
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney Aus
Posts: 7,853
Send a message via MSN to crazedmongoose2003
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.
__________________
Holding a Tau Online Vassal League, click here for more info:

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...c,86474.0.html
crazedmongoose2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366