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12-10-2006, 19:03
Okay, a while ago, I saw this quote on wikipedia:

The Fabricator General is the highest-ranking individual within the Cult Mechanicus, and runs not only the Adeptus Mechanicus but also the planet of Mars itself. As befits his position, the Fabricator-General has a permanent seat on the council that runs the Imperium, known as the High Lords of Terra. Some players claim that this title is not unique, however, and that Fabricator General is the rank held of someone who is in charge of any Forge World, as seen in the Cirian Legacy, and that the position as High Lord is only for the Fabricator General of Mars. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adeptus_Mechanicus#Fabricator_General)
Now, I don't normally trust wikipedia, but since it stated a source, I presumed that it was true.

Recently, I decided to get the exact quote from the book, so I bought it from the online store. Basically, I can't find a single thing about it in there. I've been told that leader of a Forge World is a Fabricator General, and that the quote wasn't from the Cirian Legacy, but from somewhere else. Unfortunately, they couldn't remember where they'd heard it. There's always the chance they're mistaken, but I'm inclined to believe that there is a quote stating it.

I was hoping someone on Warseer would be able to find anything from GW that does say that a Fabricator General rules a Forge World.

Thanks in advance! :p

12-10-2006, 19:21
Good question. I remember reading it, but I don't remember where. It could have been Soul Drinker, I think. Definitely post 3rd edition, anyway.

12-10-2006, 19:32
In Fanatics Magazine with a Inquisitor scale Adeptus Arbites judge on the front cover (can't remembr the number; though I have it somewhere around...), there was an article about Explorators in Inquisitor. It stood there something like 'For example, a Fabricator General of a forge world might instigate investigations into alien technology, sending out Explorators to many corners of the galaxy to search for essential pieces. Then, when the Explorators return to the forge world, the original Fabricator General might have died, being replaced by a anti-xenos individual who penalizes investigation into it. The Explorators will then likely be branded as heretics and hunted down.'

12-10-2006, 19:42
Ah, yes, Fanatic issue 5, page 38! Also available here (http://www.specialist-games.com/inquisitor/articles.asp) (Explorator Warbands article, a quarter of the way down the page)! Thanks!

Is that the only source? I wouldn't think so, because that's just an off-hand mention, like they've already set out the specifics somewhere else (*Cough* sixteen universal lores (http://www.specialist-games.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5847) *cough*). Of course, I could be wrong, and maybe they've just set it out for when they finally get round to making an AdMech codex, which would probably be in 5th edition.

12-10-2006, 19:45
I admires the idea of an Adeptus Mechanicus codex, and I hope that the demand for such an army increases a hell lot.

There was something about the sixteen universal laws on Wikipedia, but the reliability of it is questionable.

12-10-2006, 19:49
I would have thought that, but Gav Thorpe said it on the SG forum (near the bottom of the link here (http://www.specialist-games.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5847)).

13-10-2006, 15:37
I suspect that while individual Forge Worlds have their own Fabricator Generals, Mars has THE Fabricator General, and even though they have the same title, their rank is completely different.

In other words, "Fabricator General" is vastly different from "Fabricator General of Mars."

13-10-2006, 16:01
Someone has to have control over a single forge world. Democracy is not very popular in 40k, so i suppose "Fabricator General" could be the title for such a person. Complete that with political struggles on which one of the Fabricator Generals will become the Fabricator General of Mars. Most likely it is handled the same way cardinals elect the next pontifex.