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Archeotech by NicklausofKrieg Archeotech by NicklausofKrieg
just a techpriest presenting one of his finding after rummaging through a pile of old gear and archeotech (basically it's a cellphone)

if you've watched the movie the "The King's Speech" i guess you'd have some sort of an idea to the inspiration behind this drawing
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mivpus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I love/hate how the Imperium is so... primitive towards tech. If someone invents something, he os she is burned for herecy in 99% of the cases. No wonder the Tau are kicking their asses
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
not exactly, 99% is a wild exaggeration. so long as it's invented by the Adeptus Mechanicus it's quite alright most of the time, hell, they're even allowed to handle xeno-tech for reverse-engineering! now if it was invented by anyone else, now that's when there's trouble.

and it's not about theological blah blah blah either, from a more practical view it's to maintain the balance of power within the Imperium, the Adeptus Mechanicus has to maintain its monopoly over technological research and the pace of its advancement as stated by the Treaty of Mars.

i don't think the Tau are such a big threat to the Imperium for one to say they're kicking their asses, if they were, the Imperium would be concetrating more on them, instead of other threats like Chaos, Tyranids, or Orks. i've seen imperials shit their pants over the Tyranids, but never the Tau.
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mivpus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Ah, but still, to constrict innovation and invention to one group is a bit like asking to be stale and stagnated.

And yes, while the Tau don't really spend that much time fighting the Imperium, plus they are a small race, the reports speak of a simple Tau-rifle that punched through the armor of a heavy tank in one hit, then sucked the crew out the other side as a long red stain... or did they just mistake the Crisis Battlesuit for a normal rifle?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
for an empire as large as the Imperium, shifting its weight is a very costly thing. the internal strife caused by a change in the power balance between the Imperium and Mechanicus is more trouble than its worth. so some technological stagnation is the price.

a load of bollocks if you ask me, must've been some man-portable anti-tank weapon at the very least, perhaps a Battlesuit, but definitely not a "rifle". if they had tech like that, forget their numerical disadvantage, they would've marched straight to holy Terra by now.
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mivpus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Agree, it is simply what I read in a story taking place between Tau and Guards. It is also a vid on Youtube where you learn the lore of Warhammer (I enjoy the game and the universe, but have never played it much) It's a video called "the Tau empire", and a guard is apparently cited for having said that a Tau rifle did that. I agree though, after having played Dawn of War, I doubt a simple Tau warrior can do it.

The Crisis Battlesuit though...
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pro12011 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I like that commissioner guy, our is he an officer?
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
correct term is: commissar
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pro12011 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
okay,thanks for informing me.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
no probs
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imafiringmylaser Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Isn't that the same as a handheld vox?
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thebloodygod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
why do i find the gasmask guy reminding me of zee captain?
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Planken Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HMMMM. It is an old Nokia right? The only phone who can never be broken.
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theBrowes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
and he in not in a goodmood
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kriegerherz15 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD great joke.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
thanks :D
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mandomasta Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
lol in my rogue trader game my character has an ipod but i just call it and archeotech dataslate lol
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masonicon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I think the reason Adeptus Mechanicus promotes technological stagnation is: chaotic corruption of those technologies
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
from how i see things from what i've read i think it's 'cause they're still too busy looking for all that knowledge lost from the dark age of technology to actually make some big progress in their fields, their research is at a snail's pace right now since only Mars and a few other forgeworlds are directing resources towards technological advancements while most of everything else is directed towards the search for the lost knowledge and making warmachines for the imperium's wars
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I say the Mechanicus can't wrap their heads around micro/nano technology and the internet, you know with all the big arcane machinery and innovation stagnation.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
micro and nano technology is very expensive and difficult to produce due the mechanicum's lack of know-how from the dark age of technology plus most of the admech's resources are directed towards mass production of warmachines and searching for STCs rather than research

now as for the internet they've got the warp for that
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe i can imagine a astropath getting a 404 error, or a getting trolled by demons...You should totally do a picture of that!
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
:lol: OF EPIC! :XD: I literally rolled on the floor laughing, and that means you did your job right! Epic work :D
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
thanks :D
i'm glad it turned out humorous
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
lol, and yes it did :D
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TheEldarFarseer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
"This is going to be an extra heretical device, Sir" :+fav:
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
thank you :)
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Back in the day, all a king had to do was look good in uniform and not fall off his horse during a parade.
Now they expect us to invade peoples houses with radio and degrade ourselves to the lowest form of human life: a Celebrity.
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That is one of the lines from the film that i sort of remember....
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
that's probably one of the nest quotes in the movie :)
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Since Vox casters seem to be the equivalent of post war Radios I think this would not only be a groundbreaking technological find but would also cause the Imperium to explode with useless apps for the =I= Phones. X)

Awesome dude, and Happy New Year hey. :)
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
thanks :D happy new year too you as well

they should be making warmachines! now the forgeworlds are spending time making Iphones and apps :stinkeye:
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
We must stop them... using CHEESE!!!

:cheese:
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
=I= see what you did there.
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
:iconheresyplz: Nothing to see here citizen.
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
[link]

your claim is here by falsified!
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
:iconfuklawplz: YOUR CLAIMS ARE HERESY.
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I counter your claims of heresy with my claim that you are committing heresy!
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RiflingSniper Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Both of you are heretics! *shot by Commissar Gaunt*
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
:icontalesofhonourplz: And I respond with suggesting that things get More Heretical around here....
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
heresy on heresy on heresy... [link]

We must go derper!
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Moreuse Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol well done.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
thanks :D
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Moreuse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome.
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Shaodanis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Lol, Dark Ages of technology indeed.
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RiflingSniper Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG LOLLLLLL XDDD
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
i'm glad i produced something funny :)
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MajorMurray Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Unfortunately I have not seen King's Speech. So, I do not get the joke, care to explain?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
it's a cool flick :D
this page explains it very well [link]
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic movie btw.
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10thdoctorwhooves Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
"I summarise that ancient humans used this device to capture and record the thoughts of their fellow organics to be used for blackmail purposes-such a device could be harnassed for the good of the Imperium if only I could understand its archaic and quite frankly heretical operating procedure!"
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