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Tehkonrad
01-10-2007, 22:40
yeah..how do you?

Rabid Bunny 666
01-10-2007, 22:51
I'm guessing if you're seen showing a natural affinity in the certain areas that Tech/Chap/Apoc/CC specialise in.

Gen.Steiner
01-10-2007, 23:24
Techmarines are selected by the Chapter's Master Armourer and his staff. They undergo certain training with the Chapter, and are then sent to Mars to learn the secrets of the Machine-Cult. Upon their return to their Chapter, their place is in the Armoury from then on.

Chaplains are Space Marines chosen - surprise - by existing Chaplains who have shown remarkable devotion, loyalty, and feats of arms. They are, one suspects, promoted only following the demise of other Chaplains. Many Chapters will elect replacement officers from amongst likely candidates - the electorate will be the remainder of the Chaplains, for example.

Apothecaries follow much the same as the Techmarines - they are selected as Scouts by the Apothecarion and trained by the Chapter's Apothecaries.

Company Champions are simply the best fighters in their companies.

Hope that helps!

Nazguire
01-10-2007, 23:53
Chaplains are Space Marines chosen - surprise - by existing Chaplains who have shown remarkable devotion, loyalty, and feats of arms. They are, one suspects, promoted only following the demise of other Chaplains. Many Chapters will elect replacement officers from amongst likely candidates - the electorate will be the remainder of the Chaplains, for example.



I believe that future Chaplains undertake an apprenticeship of sorts, just like they would to the Apothecarion and Techmarine. There is a whole lotta stufff you have to know before you start swinging that crozius around.:p

codicium_aeternum
02-10-2007, 00:03
isnt teh crozius arcanum reserved for librarians not simple champions...

Nazguire
02-10-2007, 00:05
isnt teh crozius arcanum reserved for librarians not simple champions...

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The Crozius is the badge of office for the Chaplains.

Gen.Steiner
02-10-2007, 00:06
isnt teh crozius arcanum reserved for librarians not simple champions...

Um. The Crozius Arcanum is carried by all Chaplains; it is a power weapon and a symbol of office. Librarians are psykers and historians who carry force weapons (usually swords, sometimes axes and occasionally staves) and whose uniform varies depending on rank. The Crozius Arcanum has nothing to do with the Librarium...!

EDIT:

Nor are Chaplains "simple champions" - they are priests, warriors, figureheads, padres and disciplinarians who ensure that the Chapter continues to fight the good fight at all times and sees to the spiritual welfare of the Battle-Brothers.

Green-is-best
02-10-2007, 01:09
Yep, natural affinity. Just like most modern militaries.

downundercadet07
02-10-2007, 01:19
I wonder if Techmarines that are greviously wounded every continue to work in the Armoury even after their incarceration in a dreadnought. It seems like a few of the older dreds that were techmarines could have much more use manufacturing jetbikes and whatnot than pwning random orks somewhere.

Green-is-best
02-10-2007, 01:28
I wonder if Techmarines that are greviously wounded every continue to work in the Armoury even after their incarceration in a dreadnought. It seems like a few of the older dreds that were techmarines could have much more use manufacturing jetbikes and whatnot than pwning random orks somewhere.

I've kind of thought about that too. Wouldn't Bjorn the Felhanded be like "Uh, guys, yeah, I wanted to talk to you about this whole 'machine spirit' thing. The thing about it is, its completely made up."

downundercadet07
02-10-2007, 02:04
Seriously. I also think that a 'reunion' of the oldest living dreadnoughts from the first founding chapters every few centuries would be wicked pissa. Something they plan every, call it three hundred years, to get a less restricted view of what is happening outside of their sarcophogus. Even moreso than the entombed techmarines though, it seems like nearly dead librarians in a dreadnought would try to set people straight, being that they revel in knowledge and what not. I'd like to see a dreddy stacking books and demonstrating the correct way to field repair a Land anti-grav plate to a couple of baby techmarines in a Librarium somewhere.

Shiakou
02-10-2007, 03:04
Librarian Dreadnought: See, this whole thing about Machine Spirits is bothering me.

Techmarine Dreadnought: Seriously?

LD: Seriously. I mean, where did they come from and how do they work? What if they betray us and-

TD: Wait, wait, you believed that ****?

LD: What?

TD: It's not real. Me and the boys, we were explaining things to these Magos-

LD: Magi.

TD: Whatever. We were explaining things to them and the little ***** couldn't tell the difference between analog and digital. So we said "Hey, you know what? Just forget whatever we told you before. So long as you keep them happy, you'll be fine".

LD: Wasn't that a bit much?

TD: We tried dumbing it down for them. I remember this one guy, kept asking me how to refill the gas tank. So I showed him;

Flashback

Techmarine: Okay, twist the cap open, take the nozzle from the tanker, insert into the hole, turn on the flow, watch the meter until you get the amount you want, turn it off, pull out the nozzle, and twist the cap back in. You got that?

Engineer: Yeah.

Techmarine: Any questions.

Engineer: Yeah, could you repeat that? You lost me after "twist the nozzle".

Techmarine:. . . Son of a-

Flashback

TD: So we just told them that the "spirits" would keep everything hunkey-dorey so long as they feed them, pet them, worship them, care for them, walk them around the block ever so often, and not call them names.

LD: Huh. So what are they doing when they shove that tray under the Land Raider and tell everyone that it's private time for the Spirit?

TD: What else? They're waiting for it to take a dump.

Yeah. That's what I came up with.

Hive Mind 33
02-10-2007, 03:17
Seriously. I also think that a 'reunion' of the oldest living dreadnoughts from the first founding chapters every few centuries would be wicked pissa. Something they plan every, call it three hundred years, to get a less restricted view of what is happening outside of their sarcophogus. Even moreso than the entombed techmarines though, it seems like nearly dead librarians in a dreadnought would try to set people straight, being that they revel in knowledge and what not. I'd like to see a dreddy stacking books and demonstrating the correct way to field repair a Land anti-grav plate to a couple of baby techmarines in a Librarium somewhere.

I think Bjorn the Felhanded is the only one left.(it was stated somewhere he is the oldest and fought alongside Russ.)

Green-is-best
02-10-2007, 03:28
Yeah. That's what I came up with.

Hahahahahahahahahahaha

CrewDog
02-10-2007, 04:33
I think Bjorn the Felhanded is the only one left.(it was stated somewhere he is the oldest and fought alongside Russ.)


He fought along side Russ and even glimpsed the Emperor.

Tehkonrad
02-10-2007, 04:41
yeah librarian dreads should be using psy powers rather thanjust owning with the rest