I am looking for inspiration for creating a map of a planet for a campaign i might be running in the near future, and i would like your help with how a typical inhabited imperial planet might look like in the 40k universe.
While i understand you could argue there are millions of planets so do what you want, i think that's a bit of a cop out. I would like a bit of a researched method of creating this world and with your help i think its possible. I know very little about how towns are planned, let alone whole planets. So do you guys know more than me? would you be able to help me decide what do put in my planet?
Just a few questions:
- Are hives the only way people live on a planet? do they exist with other things on the planet?
- Large shrines, are they only on shrine worlds or every where?
- Would a world once touched by chaos be totally cleansed before it is re inhabited or do they just watch it and let it slide?
I'm going to look at my old books tomorrow and see if they have any information, but do you guys have any information that could help me?
From what I've read there are hive worlds, where these hives exist, but there are also cities, The Legion of the Damned novel talks about a graveyard planet with a city set amongst a sea of graves. So I think you have a fair amount of creative freedom. Cities of Death is a huge clue too.ReplyDelete
Shrinces, I aimagine come in all shapes and sizes. Depends on whether there were any great heroes from there. The bigger the legend, the larger the shrine.
And I believe a world would be totally cleansed, although I've heard something about grey knights mind wiping populace? There was also the war on armgeddon when Angron attacked, the space wolves and grey knights saved the planet but where the grey knights wanted to cleanse the planet the space wolves disagreed and ended up having a huge conflict
Cheers for the reply, i have never heared of a 'graveyard planet' but cool. Cities are good for what i need to know, and cities of death should have been a massive clue... i love being smart.Delete
Are hives the only way people live on a planet? do they exist with other things on the planet?ReplyDelete
On Hive Worlds, yes. Hives are large (HUGE!), fairly self contained structures on heavily industrialized worlds. Some worlds are more like Earth so they don't need to build up yet because they can still build out. Add in 10,000 years and 18.32 trillion more people and space/pollution will necessitate a hive.
Large shrines, are they only on shrine worlds or every where?
Everywhere. Shrine Worlds are simply dedicated to this roll. Armageddon is a Hive World but has several large shrines throughout the planet (Blood Angels and Black Templar spent quite a bit of time defending them.) Space Marine worlds will have gigantic shrines to their primarch or the Emperor.
Would a world once touched by chaos be totally cleansed before it is re inhabited or do they just watch it and let it slide?
Depends on what you mean by 'touched' and how important the world is. Armageddon was wiped out by Khorne forces in the first war, so was effectively worthless after all the damage. They cleansed it completely and started anew (to important a position to simply leave it alone.) Cadia has had daemons walk its surface but wouldn't be cleansed because it is too critical to Imperium defense. Each world has to be weighed at the cost of corruption vs. the importance of the world.
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Thanks for the reply mysterious stranger.Delete
So build out before up, that gives me a good idea. and how important the world is will decide the fate of its populace... also thanks.