>>44694030 Depends on what you want. There are many, many different types of religious people, even those who hold ranks in devout organizations and are fervent believers in their faith.
>The Prophet: The Prophet seeks to go out and spread the Word of their faith through deeds and actions, often heedless of the dangers of doing so. He or she is willing to preach and amass a following in hostile environments and unfaithful cities, and sees the possibility of death or harm as being irrelevant compared to doing the will of their God. Nothing matters to them but their faith, and spreading it among the masses.
>The Inquisitor: Not to be confused with the Imperial Inquisition, The Inquisitor is as equally pious and devout as The Prophet. Unlike the Prophet, however, the Inquisitor focuses far more on policing other religious individuals within their faith rather than on converting nonbelievers, and views unity of purpose and structure as being absolutely critical to their faith. While this does not necessarily mean that they oppose debate and discussion in their ranks, actual division among members is strictly intolerable to the Inquisitor.
>The Missionary A smaller subset of The Prophet, The Missionary believes in going out and converting other people through their words, actions and deeds. However, unlike the Prophet, they focus generally on one specific area or issue rather than the movement as a whole, such as education, literacy, providing food and water to the needy, etc. Missionaries may eventually become Prophets, but it is far from a requirement, and many Missionaries are perfectly content to perform their duties and do them to the best of their ability rather than aspire to grand power.
>The Wandering Priest The Wandering Priest is somewhat like the Missionary, except he does not stick around in one place for very long. He most often believes in traveling wherever the wind takes him, and resolving issues and performing acts of faith along the way.
>>44695045 This is solid advice. Don't be one of those fags that thinks all commissars are grimstupid executioners, all Sisters are dumb fire and brimstone, or all inquisitors blow up planters every Tuesday. Every group has a large number of divergent ways to think, and the Imperium is so massive that there isn't much conformity beyond Emperor = Good
While we're on the subject, I'd like to ask - what's the difference between an Arbites and a Commissar who's especially a stickler for the rules? In a DH or RT party, they seem like they'd share about the same role.
>>44698272 There's probably some overlap, since commissars are kinda like military police. However, due to the political part of commissars, they're probably more willing to stick their nose into the business of aristocracy---and know how to deal with them better, on average---than Arbites, who are trained to be pretty hands-off with planetary politics so long as what they're doing doesn't break the few laws of the Imperium.
As far as party dynamics go, both would likely stick to the law, although a commissar may be more insistent diligence and obedience to superiors than an Arbite. But, of course, there are variations within both based on the individual.
>>44698169 That sounds pretty awesome. The grimdarkness of 40k already kind of fits the 'life is suffering' thing, and the Emperor could more or less be a figure of enlightenment while he suffers on his throne.
>burns his holy book to save a life, because it was the best way to use it.
>He preaches forgiveness, and Forgiveness is the name of the double-headed battleaxe that he carries with him through the fearful places of the world.
>"Everywhere I look I see something holy."
>"An axe isn't a holy symbol, you stupid man." >"Oh. Then let's make it one." Cuts the vampire's head off.
>“It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black and white issue. There are so many shades of gray.” >“Nope.” >“Pardon?” >“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.” >“It’s a lot more complicated than that—” >“No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.” >“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes—” >“But they starts with thinking about people as things…”
The Commisariat has no authority beyond the bounds of the Astra Millitarum. The Commisar cannot simply blam an Administratum Scribe. Well, maybe if he's in the Departmento Munitorium but that's a grey area.
Arbites, as enforcers of Imperial Law, have the means and the methods of investigating the like of Planetary Governors and nobility. Not unlimited authority. Can't just kill them all and let the Emperor sort them out but it is something.
>>44701400 >>“It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black and white issue. There are so many shades of gray.” >>“Nope.” >>“Pardon?” >>“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.” >>“It’s a lot more complicated than that—” >>“No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.” >>“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes—” >>“But they starts with thinking about people as things…” That's fucking great.
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