Howdy, all -
I'm a dabbler in the 40K Universe. I've read some odds and ends books, played a few video games, played a little Dark Heresy, but I don't play the minis game and I don't know the world that well. I picked up Eleventh Hour, though, really liked the adventure, and hope to run it for some similarly "Warhammer Casual" friends within a couple weeks.
To that end, I've got a few questions, all to do with Orks at the moment. Might follow with some more later…
1) Ork accents are always written in the fluff as Cockney, but…are they actually supposed to be speaking English (or Gothic, I think they call it)? Mainly I want to know so I know whether players can ever talk to them, overhear conversations, trade trash talk, etc. Orks are so entertaining it seems a shame not to let humans at least share some exchanges with them on occasion.
2) Related question: I know chit-chatting with Xenos isn't thought highly of in the ultra-xenophobic setting of 40K, but does it ever happen? Would Imperial Guardsmen ever capture and interrogate an Ork, for instance? Or is that just unthinkable and all Orks MUST BE PUT DOWN?
3) Are Ork weapons usable by humans? And the related question: would humans even deign to try such a thing, or would it be as offensive as picking up something tainted by Chaos?
Thanks in advance!