Phil Kelly got it the wrong way around in the voxcast. It says in the vigilus book the chance of failure is estimated to be 61.6%, not vice versa.
Thought the figures didn't ring true and DI confirms. The theory still fits though as the reason for the revival of the lucky 28.4% ;-)
Thanks for that clarification..... I listened to the Phil Kelly interview but haven't read Vigilus yet. So, 28.4% survival rate doesn't bode well for a wholesale chapter transformation to Primaris. I suppose depending on the personality of the Chapter, some would actually do just that, consequences be damned. Other more pragmatic chapters would take a more cautious approach. Poor Brother Lunkhead.....
'The Chapter Master looks down at the petition before him while the veteran Ultramarine stands before him, expectantly.
Marnius Calgar sighs and shakes his head, "I'm sorry Brother Lunkhead. Cool Mk X armour and a nifty new
bolt rifle is not justification enough for me to risk your life on the operating table. Request denied!"'
The low success rate is most likely just temporary. They got the idea and asked Cawl and he said at the moment it'll be like that but can be improved. It's just something that wasn't really part of what Guilliman asked him to work on the past 10k years so it's more like Cawl improvising a method on the fly for now without any real research or refining being done.
Debate raged as to whether such an act
was even possible without having deadly
consequences for the recipient – for data
that Archmagos Cawl had already amassed
on the subject suggested there would be a
61.6% failure rate until the process could
be perfected, which would take time.
Edited by sfPanzer, 18 January 2019 - 07:06 PM.