I was actually intending the other continents to be uninhabited, I don't really want a mix of cultures on the home world.
A pity- "Variety is the spice of life," after all- but it's your choice.
I wonder: Is there a reason the smaller continents are uninhabited? Maybe they're hostile to human life, for natural (e.g., death world-like environments) or manmade reasons (e.g., radiation from starships that crashed millennia ago)? Maybe it's due to superstition, e.g., the larger continent's inhabitants believe the smaller ones are the domains of demons (and Daemons)?
Do people still travel to the smaller continents for some reason, e.g., sinners exiled there as punishment, or young warriors sent to test their courage and win acknowledgment from their peers?
As for the serf's I'm still working out how the chapter serfs are amassed, I'm at the moment leaning towards an initial harvest of the local population when the chapter was first founded, combined with those brought with them from the white scars. in more modern times, failed initiates become serfs, and allowed to have families and what not with the other serfs.
The first part is a strong possibility, for the second I think it is less likely, firstly they aren't iron hands successors so I don't really see them be all about the tech, I'm also not really wanting them to be like the Reclaimers or the Relictors. I see the reclaiming of imperial tech from the enemies of man, being a side effect of their combat doctrine not the focus of it.
Maybe they frequently partner with the Mechanicus in searching out archeotech, holy relics, and/or new sources of knowledge? This search/gather could be done to the point where these considerations outweigh other military factors.
Do the Storm Furies use some of the reclaimed technology for themselves, e.g., railguns? (As the Tau Hammerhead resembles the light tank from the 1982 film TRON
, I joked it's based on an STC
pattern the xenos
found, and the AdMech should launch a crusade to reclaim the technology.)
Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 17 June 2021 - 10:22 PM.