Possibly, but its the understood fact that post-Hersey Legions were split into 1000 Chapters.
Because as far as I know, even the Ultramarines, the most numerous legion has been broken into 23 successors in the 2nd Founding.
I'm at work, but I'll give you the source tomorrow.
And the Justicars discovered this planet how exactly? It is a little too much convenient to find a suitable, previously unknown planet, when you are just looking for one, don't you think?
The universe is kinda big … say 4 square blocks and lots of planets have fallen between the cracks. It should not be uncommon to find a human settlement where you never knew there was one before.
I"ll explain better in IA on next draft. The Justicars didn't discover the planet. When the Imperium rediscovered Pyron they pretty much ignored it because it had nothing they needed. Much later the Justicars decided it had what they needed.
Why would the Elders have such demand in the first place? It is meanigless for girls to compete, because they cannot win. So what is the point in entering the tournament? Don't forget, this is matriarchal society, an situation, where the boys are prefered over girls would be great insult to the pride of the girls. Not entering the competition is far more better decision, because the girls could retain their face without losing at the end.
Why would be girls allowed to compete?
- Concession to Elders and part of the weird plan of original Chapter Master. Already spelled out in IA.
But you're forgetting that the Daughters were accepted into the Chapter.
Not for me. The victory without praise is bitter than the defeat.
Showing you're better is enough for most, even without any praise at all.
Apparently, the girls aren't good enough to be chosen as the aspirants, instead the defeated boys are taken. Do you know what is injustice? This is great example of such thing.
And what leads you to believe this is not insult for girls? "Okey, you have won this tournament, now go and make some babies with this guy..." - It doesn't look like honour to me.
You miss the point. The honor is all for the Daughters. They are the mothers of the Chapter. Those men are just used for genetic material.
In many cultures (including my 40k one) women are revered for the one ability they have that no man (or space marine) has .. namely they can make little Space Marines.
Well, then your Marines aren't the smartest Marines in the universe, because obviously they believe this explanation.
Orks aren't the smartest race in the universe. No one has said that the planet blew up to kill the Orks, but to them it sure looked like it.
Now you're calling every organization religion a bunch of idiots. We all believe in something that can't be proven.
The decision looks like it was made over night. And why was so important to split the forces? Why would they keep this specific formation over long period of time?
Ah, but there was never an attempt to break from the Codex. They split to do a specific mission … and over time never returned to normal. Already laid out in IA.
In Codex Chapter, the scouts and veterans are used in support of battle company most of the time, nevertheless they don't have problems to maintain these respective companies at all.
As stated in the IA, the split was made to hunt down the Orks. Since you can never fully destroy all the Orks .. it has continued.
Oh, wait. Aren't the Daughters used as the servants in the Chapter? Aren't they used as mothers of aspirants for the Chapter? Aren't they under constant surveillance in order to root out the impure? = Breeding device.
Daughters aren't sexual devices, the men are … they're the ones used simply for genetic material.
And the IA spells it in pretty clear way that they ARE objects of sexual desire. Just look at the quotes I'm replying to.
Okey, I didn't want to use this example, but you forced me to do it... The Christmas (and Easter) are important holiday for Christians, yet it is not alpha and omega of Christian faith.
I don't see it as that hard to understand … the loss of their world was a really big event.
I had a good laugh at this one. The very example you give proves the validity of my beliefs section.
Christian was a derrogatory term first used in Antioch in the first century AD to talk about those that worshiped the Christ. The religion is based on the worship of the birth, life and death of a single man ... even the name of the religion is based on him.
It is not enough, really. I don't like when DIYer blames everything on single event in the history. The reason for such behaviour should be more thorough full, this is just act of angry child.
Pyromaniacs: To them their world died to burn the impure .. should they do less?
Purity: As set out in IA, is there anything more impure then their hated enemy? Orks are neither creature nor plant, and at the same time both … and besides THEY'RE GREEN!!!
Chaos is far more worse than any Ork, because it corrupts and desecrates.
Perhaps Space Marines are angry children. The Sons burn all impure, not just Orks.