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[ERROR] No.17322445 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

Can someone give me a biology lesson on orks?

So apparently they breed via spores, does that mean there are little baby orks growing off of trees throughout the galaxy?

Do orks need to eat? Do they need to sleep? I've heard that ork blood is suppose to be green?

>> No.17322451

Check out Orkworld.

>> No.17322456

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Orks

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>> No.17322464

ORKS - a humanoid fungus race. Orks reproduce by shedding spores in the same way that humans shed dead skin. the spores settle into the ground and grow, eventually bursting forth as orks. Orks grow through exercise, mostly combat. As an ork fights and gets older, his skin gets tougher and his muscles get thicker. If he survives long enough he can grow to be warboss sized.

>> No.17322466

>So apparently they breed via spores, does that mean there are little baby orks growing off of trees throughout the galaxy?
The spores only settle in dead organic matter. So you'll get them growing in the ground. Also, they grow in earthy wombs for a while before popping out fully ready for combat.
>Do orks need to eat? Do they need to sleep?
Yes.
> I've heard that ork blood is suppose to be green?
Nope, they are definitely red-blooded.

>> No.17322503

It's also important to note that some orks are pskyers, although they don't know it. They generally tend to fall into medical or technical professions for the orks, where they use their latent psychic powers to make their terrible science work. That, combined with the hardy ork physiology is what makes their cybernetic enhancements possible, and their stolen technology work, despite the fact that they have no real knowledge of the subjects.

>> No.17322522

No, they pop out of the ground.

>> No.17322537

>>17322503
ALL orks are psykers to some degree

>> No.17322563

>>17322466
>The spores only settle in dead organic matter.

There we go. Heard plenty of people on /tg/ asking what happens if they breathe in Ork spores, and if they end up with orks growing in their Lungs.

>> No.17322573

>>17322503
That guy is full of bullshit.

The Orks were made by the Old Ones.

You see, the Old Ones were at war with the Necrons.

And the Old Ones made the Eldar as the ultimate Necron weapon.

Except that bit them in the ass. The Old Ones used the Warp, as did the Eldar.

Except the Old Ones never realised that the Eldar WERE TOO PUSSY to fight a war against the Necrons.

The sadness of the Eldar for all the lives lost in the war caused Chaos to exist in the Warp.

So the Old Ones said "FUCK THIS SHIT!" and they made the Orks.

Dumb. Brutish. Mostly shielded from demonic Warp influence through the Waaagh, and supported by the Weirdboys, Orkish psykers with immense strenght (and incredibly short lives).

Anyway, the key to the strength of the Orks is that the Old Ones engineered the Orks with an genetic encyclopedia.

Orks genetically predestined to take on a role, take that role. This all works unknown to the Ork of course.

He doesn't know he's making a plasma cannon, he just thinks this part belongs here, and that part belongs there.

This genetic encyclopedia hasn't changed, but Ork Kultur adds all kinds of things to the "Orkish way" that actually don't mean shit, like faith.

Red won't make Orkish vehicles go faster. Red vehicles are simply better liked by Mekboys. And when something is better liked, it gets better service. Voila, it runs faster.

The Ork is a walking paradox. It is both one of the most retarded civilisations in the galaxy, as well as one of the most advanced civilisations.

After all, Orks make the best teleporters. (Only surpassed by the Necrons, but the Necrons cheat.)

>> No.17322580

>too lazy to buy a codex
>too lazy to look it up
>TEE GEEEEEEEEEEEE, EXPLAIN THIS FOR ME

sage because it's christmas

>> No.17322582

My Lord Inquisitor Ralei,

I received your request for information regarding Orkoid procreation with enormous excitement. It’s rare indeed to find a person of your rank condescending to pay interest in xenological matters beyond extermination. If it should please you, I’ve authored similar texts upon the mating ceremony of the Corleone Urchin-Ray, the Mondradorus Gamete-Dance, the frenzy of the ‘mud-devils’ of Wuzziti Prime and the like. I should be delighted to forward them to you.

In the following observations, a debt is owed to the eminent Genetor-Major Lukas Anzion, whose work in this field – despite his tendency to name every discovery after himself – has enabled our studies. Nos sto in umerous giganticus.

>> No.17322589

>>17322582
Anzion identified that the Orkoid DNA strand possesses a remarkable tertiary helix: an algal strip of coding that remains consistent regardless of the species in question. Thus the ‘animal’ portion of the helix varies between gretchin, snotling, squig and Ork, but all share a common genetic heritage in their fungal encoding. Any spore shed by any Orkoid could develop into any strain; establishing a tier-based eco-system based upon food and social requirements. Squigs are inevitably the first to emerge from the subterranean ‘nutrient sac’, providing food for those that follow. In the typically-named ‘Anzion Theorem of Psychic-Physical Growth’, the scholar conjectures that spores – shed unconsciously like dead skin – follow a dispersal pattern to ensure an even spread of Orkoid life. Those that fall in areas of the densest population rarely take root, whilst those shed in isolated zones are far more likely to develop. We must thank the Emperor for such small mercies: without this natural retardant, Ork populations would skyrocket. Anzion estimated a single Ork is capable of shedding several million spores during its life, and even spreads spores when recently dead. Thus we have had to increase security in the lab to prevent spores from spreading.

>> No.17322603

>>17322589
My team have since expanded upon Anzion’s proposals and discovered a phenomenon more startling yet, which I call the ‘Taeltis Process of Embryonic Selection’. As you’re no doubt aware, a healthy Orkoid spore that falls in a viable location (dark, moist and sheltered) quickly plants taproots and forms a subterranean sac of algal sap for the developing organism that provides nutrients. It has always been supposed, even by Anzion, that an individual spore carries a pre-ordained species encoding: that before even it is shed the non-algal portion of its DNA has determined if it shall be squig, snotling, gretchin or Ork. Despite this, we observed that up to three weeks into its development, when an embryo was all but fully formed, the algal sac could regress its growth (literally decomposing itself) and begin anew, constructing an entirely different species. This process inevitably mirrors environmental changes: thus in an infested area the sac may safely gestate, say, a Gretchin or Ork, but if the infestation were then cleared – via genocide or natural disaster – it is likely to liquidise its incomplete resident and begin afresh upon a far simpler, faster-developing specimen; perhaps a Squig or Snotling. The logic here is that smaller specimens spread faster, shed spores at a greater rate, and will therefore expedite a swift reaccumulation of the orkoid population. We must assume that the sac, like adult specimens themselves, is sensitive to the local population density (via the psychic Waaagh phenomenon), and that the algal helix within Orkoid spores is not only dominant to its animal counterparts, but able to reconfigure, deconstruct and alter them accordingly.

>> No.17322605

>>17322466
>Nope, they are definitely red-blooded.
Wrong.

>> No.17322609

>>17322603
It goes without saying this level of biological sophistication (a word rarely associated with the Orkoid, for all the wrong reasons) is beyond comparison. Imagine a human mother being able to consciously choose the physical and mental characteristics of her child, without any surgical intervention. Little wonder the greenskin menace has consistently proven so impossible to eradicate. We are dealing not with the crude, simple brutes of legend, but with the legacy of the most advanced biological creation our glorious Imperium has ever encountered.

– Genetor-Major Gray Taeltis

>> No.17322613

>>17322445
>does that mean there are little baby orks growing off of trees throughout the galaxy?

Nah - mushrooms. When an Orkoid spore settles in dark, damp environments it quickly takes root and an orkoid creature begins to gestate below ground. The fewer orkoid creatures there already are in an area, the more likely it is the creature will be something like a squig or a grot, to ensure that when the Orks do start emerging, there's already enough squigs and grots around so there's a ready supply of food and servants to get a proper Ork society up and running.

>Do orks need to eat?
Yup. Orks live off a diet of meat, fungus, and strong alcohol, though they'll eat whatever they can get in lean times.

>Do they need to sleep?
Again, yes. Orks are part-fungus, but they're still mostly animal and need to eat, sleep, breath, defecate, etc, like any other living creature.

>I've heard that ork blood is suppose to be green?
It's usually portrayed as a dark red/black.

>> No.17322649

If we combine cubensis mushrooms with Orks, do we get psychedelic Orks then?

>Humie, if you'z just gonna stop warping into the left I'z gonna clobbah yer rainbow face, ya git!

>> No.17322650

>>17322605
Oh, I'd like to see some evidence that it isn't, because I've seen plenty of evidence that is red.

>> No.17322674

>>17322650
IIRC it was green in 2nd ed, and retconned to red in 3rd ed. It's spelled out in an FAQ that appeared in WD back in the day when the 3rd edition Codex: Orks appeared. Part of the reason for the retcon was to allow people to model and paint wounded orks with visible blood splatter.

>> No.17322690

>>17322650
Creatures Anathema, page 97.

>> No.17322707

I don't know about you guys but orks are kinda hunky.
Especially the ones from Deffskwadron, except for Gimzod, hes actually really adorable.

>> No.17322709

>>17322690
Ah, but that is only the reason orks have green SKIN. As
>>17322674
said, ork blood has been red since 3rd edition.

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