As I noted, 40K is both full of it, but also not. Everything you noted here is true obviously, but again there is a difference between alluding to Paradise Lost, or hosts of Angels, and some Perpetual dropping a 'hey remember the Mormon's? I met Joe once, we should go look them up on Armageddon.'
There's more than allusion here. There are direct references as well. We see direct quotes from the works of Shakespeare, references to actual ancient cities and ancient cultures. Malcador had ancient artworks in his personal collection. These all serve to give us insight into the 30K/40K cultures and the characters that populate this fiction. As Oll's religious belief is pertinent to his character, and since he is essentially a living relic of and witness to those ancient times, it only makes sense that reference to Catholicism be more tangible. This of course is just one example. There are bound to be other essentially intact examples of ideas and artifacts. Sometimes it's a matter of who saves what over time and how important it is to them.
So, my question is..... who is Joe the Mormon? Is he another perpetual? Don't we have enough of these guys
Edited by Brother Lunkhead, 16 April 2021 - 03:14 PM.