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Warhammer 40k | BattleFleet Gothic | High Gothic Imperial Language ( Latinised ) http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/High_Gothic High Gothic, also called Tech by the Adepts of the Adeptus Mechanicus, is the hieratic tongue of the Imperium of Man, used in the titles of ancient institutions and organisations (such as the Adeptus Terra). It represents an older language than the commonly used Imperial vernacular tongue and is regarded as a sacred tongue since it was the language spoken by the Emperor of Mankind during the era of the Great Crusade in the late 30th Millennium. At that time, the language was simply called “Imperial Terran” or “Imperial Gothic.” In the current Age of the Imperium, High Gothic is the equivalent of the Church Latin used during the mediaeval age of ancient Europe. High Gothic is also known as “Tech” because it is a version of the language in which the technical rituals of the Adeptus Mechanicus and other ancient works are recorded. High Gothic first developed during the Dark Age of Technology on Old Earth before the spread of Mankind to its interstellar colonies. It derives from the common tongue of that time, an assimilation of English, European and Asian-Pacific languages which developed over many centuries in the North American, European and Asian-Pacific regions of Terra. High Gothic was the universal medium of humanity’s written record until the advent of the Age of Strife, and was spoken as a first language by many and as a second language by almost everyone. Its idioms and vocabulary now appear archaic and mystic to the peoples of the present-day Imperium and many of its words have acquired religious significance over the years. It is the language of the Tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus and of forbidden books of heretical and daemonic lore. High Gothic (represented in the game by pseudo-Latinised English) is unintelligible to most Imperial citizens. It is only the language of important Adepts and members of the Inquisition, and even among those who can speak it, it is only a second language. It is used principally in formal situations (such as during pious benedictions by a Priest of the Ecclesiarchy), rather than as a casual language of conversation. Low Gothic, a bastardised, present-day version of High Gothic, is the current common tongue of the Imperium in the late 41st Millennium. Sources Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader by Rick Priestley

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http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Imperial_Navy   Imperial Navy Fleets of the Galaxy : Imperial Navy The Imperial Navy fleets are arranged around the five Segmentae Majoris that comprise the Imperium, and are based at the five Segmentum Fortresses. These fleets are named after the Segmentum in which they are based, such as the Warfleet Solar and so on. These fleets are then sub-divided into smaller fleets patrolling individual sectors and subsectors, again they are generally named after the area they are safeguarding, for example Battlefleet Gothic will be protecting the Gothic Sector. Fleet Headquarters Segmentum Solar – Mars Segmentum Pacificus – Hydraphur Segmentum Obscurus – Cypra Mundi Segmentum Tempestus – Bakka Ultima Segmentum – Kar Duniash Fleet Personnel A Navy officer Main article: Imperial Navy Hierarchy The Imperial Navy is headed by the Lord High Admiral of the Imperial Navy who is often one of the High Lords of Terra. He oversees five Segmentum Lord High Admirals. Below the Lord Admirals are various Sector and Battlefleet commanders, then individual ship Captains and junior officers and below them a myriad array of Non-Commissioned Officers. The Imperial Navy has a corps of Commissars that oversee the morale and discipline of Naval personnel, known as the Fleet Commissariat.[6] The Imperial Navy also operates Naval Security Battalions, also known as Naval Armsmen[6]. These consist of units of armed soldiers intended to put down mutinies, board enemy ships, and protect Imperial Navy installations. Typically, Naval Security troopers are equipped with black body armour and shotguns.[4] Vessels Main article: Imperial Navy Vessels (List) The Imperial Navy is composed of a vast array of different types of vessels – from one-man attack fighters to huge Battleships that are many miles long. Battleships Emperor Class Battleship Battleships are huge vessels, with colossal amounts of weapons and shields, and usually serve as the flagship for the Admiral of the Fleet, though this is not always necessarily the case. Although very powerful, battleships are very slow to manoeuvre and cannot react quickly to enemies that rapidly change course. Imperial battleships can have crews of anywhere between 25,000 to 3,000,000 or more depending on sources, including large numbers of Imperial Navy armsmen to defend against enemy boarding assaults. Battleships can be up to 8 kilometres from prow to stern and displace billions of tons. Because they represent such a vast expenditure of resources and require a fairly advanced technical base, these are typically constructed only in the largest shipyards above the major Adeptus Mechanicus Forge Worlds. These vessels are precious assets and are carefully husbanded, usually employed in only larger fleet formations.[2] There are various classes of Imperial Battleship, but the Emperor and more recent Retribution are by far the most common in the Imperial Navy. Apocalypse Class Battleship Emperor Class Battleship – carries an immense amount of attack craft in addition to its normal, incredibly powerful weaponry. Invincible Class Fast Battleship Nemesis Class Fleet Carrier Oberon Class Battleship Retribution Class Battleship – which is noted for its powerful broadside firepower and its very large […]