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A puzzlin quedtion about orks

Discussion in 'Da Stuff' started by Knuffe, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Knuffe

    Knuffe Juve

    Orks... do they grow hair, or even beards? I mean we are talking about super violent pacefaring fungi.

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    They either are bald, or have this wierd leatherbound stud with "horse hair" stuck at the top of their head. I persume it is lodged somehow into the cranium. But is that perhaps their hair, I mean speedfreaks would probably love to have a full mane and feel the hair flutter madly in the wind.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Knuffe

    Knuffe Juve

    (Ps. I apologize for the bad spelling. My smartphone screen is broken.)
     
  3. Matt Spencer

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    Hair squigs! :D

    All orks are bald, but they often attach a small squig (which has a long tuft of hair) to their heads, which is the "horse hair" you describe. I think the squig feeds off the ork like a parasite, or something, hence why it is happy to be used in this way.
     
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  4. Knuffe

    Knuffe Juve

    Cool. Then beards and mushtashes are a option... sort off. What Is your scource?
     
  5. Matt Spencer

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    I'm not really sure; I started playing 40K in 1996, and played a lot of Gorkamorka when it was first released, so I'm guessing it was some of the early rulebooks. A quick Google search for hair squigs has convinced me that I didn't make them up, but I'm not certain where I first heard about them.
     
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  6. Flamekebab

    Flamekebab Gang Hero
    Gorkamorka Warboss

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  7. Ned Noodle

    Ned Noodle Ganger
    Yak Comp 1st Place

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    I've never really give it a thought as to why some orks have hair, but I love this fluff behind it. In a crazy way it makes perfect sense and only makes me love orks more.
     
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  8. =Angel=

    =Angel= New Member

    There was a piece of fluff where orks were trying to market hair squigs to humies and couldn't figure out why we didn't want them, as our hair squigs clearly come in such a boring variety of dull browns and faded yellows.
    Ork hair squigs can be any colour and vibrant ones appeal to the Orks.
     
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  9. Boltzmann

    Boltzmann Ganger

    I remember that I've read (in an old 2nd ed. 40k suplement) that orks are completly hairless, no hair, no eyebrows and no eyelashes.
     
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