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Offline MarcoSkoll

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Re: A Few more questions...
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2011, 10:03:13 AM »
What would the life of a conscript be like before he is actually enrolled into the guard?
Like any other civilian in the Imperium. This question is really "What is civilian life like in the Imperium", which is far too wide a question to answer here.

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What does pilot training (e.g Thunderbolts, Lightnings, Valkyries) usually involve?
Also, what would the pilots normally be fighting?
a) Refer to contemporary pilot training.
b) Enemy air assets. :P
While largely ignored in 40k, aerial combat is as important in the future as it is today, and almost without exception, any race has aerial vehicles. (The main exception being Tyranids, which have huge space dragons instead.) I suggest starting here: http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Category:Flyers

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Are female Lord Inquisitors known as Lady Inquisitors?
More commonly "Lady Inquisitrix", I would imagine. Although it depends on personal taste - more feminist Inquisitors may refuse the title of Inquisitrix.

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What is the Conclave? (not this site, I'm referring to the one mentioned in Xenology)
When talking about a Inquisitorial Conclave, it is in a similar sense to "Council" and tends to refer to sort of the Inquisition's "head office" in that sector - although it may also refer to a specific meeting/gathering of Inquisitors.
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Re: A Few more questions...
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2011, 10:40:24 AM »
What would the life of a conscript be like before he is actually enrolled into the guard?
That will depend entirely on where he was conscripted from?  Is he an agri-world farm boy or a hive ganger?

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What does pilot training (e.g Thunderbolts, Lightnings, Valkyries) usually involve?
Presumably it's similar to pilot training these days - lectures, simulators, flights in a training aircraft etc

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Also, what would the pilots normally be fighting?
Have a look at the Aeronautica Imperialis section of the Forge World site - that should give you a few ideas;
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Aeronautica-Imperialis

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Are female Lord Inquisitors known as Lady Inquisitors?
If they want - Inquisitor Lords are also known as Lord Inquisitors, High Inquisitors and probably other things too.  Inquisitrix is sometimes used for a female Inquisitor.  So she could be a Lady Inquisitor, Lady Inquisitrix, High Inquisitrix or some other variation depending on her exact position and personal preference.

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What is the Conclave? (not this site, I'm referring to the one mentioned in Xenology)
From Lexicanum;
'Inquisitorial Conclaves can take two forms. The first is a gatherings called by an Inquisitor (if called by an Inquisitor Lord it is termed a "High Conclave") to discuss a particular subject. There are also more permanent regional Conclaves; these are federations of Inquisitors who watch over a particular area of Imperial space. The larger of these regional Conclaves may have resources such as ships, armies, fortresses, and libraries for the use of their members. Not all sectors of Imperial space are covered by a Conclave, and some areas are devoid of a permanent Inquisitorial presence. The head of each regional Conclave is normally an Inquisitor Lord, and is nominally appointed by the High Lords on Terra There are also Conclaves operating at the Segmentum level, again headed by an Inquisitor Lord.'


EDIT: Ooops, somehow I hadn't noticed Marco had already answered this - ah well...
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Re: A Few more questions...
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2011, 12:15:32 PM »
I believe the "Conclave" in Xenology is not just a meeting of Inquisitors or a local council, but a cabal within the Ordo Xenos focussed on maintaining a conservative, puritan approach to aliens, while perhaps being a bit hypocritical itself. Maybe. Most of the information comes from Raleigh, and so is a bit suspect, to say the least.
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Re: A Few more questions...
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2011, 01:08:50 PM »
if you're interested in Aerial combat i'll lend you Dan Abnett's Double Eagle, it provides a pretty thorough background to life as a pilot as well as having a good story.
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