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Old 29 Jul 2008, 08:02   #1 (permalink)
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I am reading the tails of Captain Uriel. I am current on the third book and I am at the part where Uriel receives his death oath. I was wondering how long it takes for a space marine to complete his death oath? Also I was wondering is a death oaths rare punishment or is execution more common? Please DO NOT ruin any of book for me!!!!!
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Old 29 Jul 2008, 10:32   #2 (permalink)
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I've not read the books Freiheit but... considering you've said:

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Please DO NOT ruin any of book for me!!!!!
I'd include a spoiler warning in this thread. I'm not planning on reading the Uriel books but if I was I would now know that in the third book he receives a Death Oath for some reason. I'm sure if I was starting the first book I would not want to know about something that happens in the third.

I hope someone else can help you
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Old 29 Jul 2008, 12:10   #3 (permalink)
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Death Oaths are one of the lesser fleshed out things in Warhammer 40k. The way I understand them, death oaths are a very serious thing when a space marine takes one. It is a very hard task that will likely result in the death of the marine. I would assume that the time frame for the completion of a death oath would be until it's done.
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Old 29 Jul 2008, 12:13   #4 (permalink)
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Like downing an entire bottle of death sauce...

...seriously though, it's likely to be something thought up by the author, and probaly isn't elaborated on much elsewhere.
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Old 29 Jul 2008, 16:29   #5 (permalink)
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Decidated zur Freiheit! this belongs in the Black Library section of the forums.

I haven't heard of a Death Oath before, I think it's probably something introduced in the book you're reading.

Finally, as mentioned, please include spoiler warnings in the future.
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