[NetEpic ML] Re: Revision Issue: Titans

From: <hellreich_at_...>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 10:55:34 -0500

Very much agreed They full well what they are doing when it comes to Imp.
technology. Just on Mars they consider them Battle Gods and hold all kinds
of religous ceremonies for Titans and such.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua W Raup" <deaconblue3_at_...>
To: <netepic_at_egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 2:50 AM
Subject: [NetEpic ML] Re: Revision Issue: Titans

> [snip]
> >
> > Yep, agreed. I mean 'techpriests' kind of sums it up. The Imperium
> > doesn't really know how this stuff works, the rituals are more like
> > magic than mechanics (as far as the priests are concerned).
> >
> Yep. In Rogue Trader there is an interesting example of this. The fluff
> text
> specifies a huge number of rituals which must be done and the very last
> line
> states: "if all this is done properly the device should start when you
> press
> the button labeled "ON"".
> Jyrki Saari
> -->I disagree here. I think that the tech-priests have a full grasp of
> the mechanics of the various technologies, but have applied a mythic
> background to it. It's more like taking a cook book, and making the
> baking of a cake onto a religious ceremony. If they no concept of the
> basics, they would not be able to repair, let alone create "new"
> mechanical devices. All that has been done really, is to put a religion
> around the engineering. They may not call electricity and fusion power
> natural things, but divine powerings from the machine god (which also
> happens to be the Emperor). While some of the physics behind all of it
> may have been lost, they still know how to harness and use all that
> "divine power" to their own ends. Zen and the art of Titan maintainance
> is a big seller on forge worlds I understand...
> Josh R
> Minister for General Mayhem
> "Don't let the bastards grind you down." Gen. Joseph Stilwell
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