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Title: Afgranis
Description: Afgran forever!


Provost Dylanof - May 16, 2010 06:46 PM (GMT)
As soon as the plague of techno-illiteracy leaves my soul, you will see pictures of converted Afgran warriors. In the meantime here is their background:

Afgran orbits a small red star in a tidally locked position. No man can live on the roasted side that always faces the sun. All humans inhabit the evening zones of perpetual crimson twilight. Houses are built underground to protect from the glaring radiation. In a small measure the traditional thick, swathed robes also provide protection. The only native life forms are primitive versions of fungus. One strain can be brewed into a potent drug and sold to smugglers for weapons and luxuries. It is Afgran's only export.

The human inhabitants call themselves either Afgranis or Kafiris, depending on whether they live in the eastern or western hemisphere. The two groups have been fighting for millennia over minor dialect differences. Both sides agree that their planet is the birthplace of mankind.

An Afgrani will fight to the death, whether he needs to or not. Many worlds fear the cries of "Afgran forever!" or "Imperator Ackbar!"

fritzagelmann - May 18, 2010 02:56 PM (GMT)
Yea anyone crying Ackbar at me only runs the risk of making me laugh to death, "Its a trap" :P

ShroudFilm - May 18, 2010 04:59 PM (GMT)
Hmmm...

Kharn - May 19, 2010 12:03 AM (GMT)
Silly Kafris, human life began on Uranus :P

But in all seriousness that sounds pretty solid. If no food grows there though, what do they eat? And is water manufactured, or do they import it somehow?

Sorry I'm nitpicky, I love knowing about the societal side of different planets in the 40k.

Also if you're looking to do some afghan/middle eastern style troopers, the book Legion describes a culture that sounds pretty spot on for that part of the world.

Post pics soon.

Provost Dylanof - May 19, 2010 12:25 AM (GMT)
There's no native life more complicated than fungus. In past Millenia, the original colonists imported radiation resistant crops and goats, although resistant isn't the same thing as proof. Water exists on the night hemisphere and evening zones. Radiation can contaminate water, right? If you visit, be sure to drink from the bottom of a pool, or even better from cave water.

The average life expectancy is about thirty. Most of the population becomes sterile ten years before that. You're making me want to look into Legion again.

Pictures will come soon.

Provost Dylanof - May 19, 2010 03:13 AM (GMT)
Hurrah, pict-capture has been successful. Head over to the modeling forum. :o

Provost Dylanof - May 19, 2010 06:39 PM (GMT)
Incidentally, this background is based off an exaggerated caricature, not an actual historical culture.




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