Gorkamorka is one of the Specialist Games set in the Warhammer universe. It is functionally identical to Necromunda , and its Warhammer Fantasy cousin Mordheim , in that it is a narrative skirmish-level wargame, revolving around two or more players and their personalized band of fighters in a story-like campaign setting. Its selling point is that it was themed as the story of mobs of Orks fighting for survival, entertainment and riches upon the desert world of Angelis. This makes it the only Specialist Game where the focus was on playing nonhumans , an approach that has only recently been looked towards in the form of Fantasy Flight Games ' Chaos-focused Black Crusade and now as of January Gangs of Commorragh. Only three books for Gorkamorka were ever released; Da Roolz rulebook , Da Uvver Book background fluff, scenarios, and campaign running , Digganob expanded fluff, new factions, special characters and new missions , alongside a short run of a magazine called "Gubbinz" added scenarios, weapons, gubbbinz for vehicles, tips to build terrain, a new faction, and a scenario to use Necrons. The backstory of Gorkamorka is a simple one.
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May those who are lost find peace. All our fathers and all our brothers. We pray for souls adrift on the tide. M35 when an Ork-inhabited Space Hulk crashed into it, creating a massive canyon dubbed "Da Skid" by the Orks, and irradiating the landscape of the surrounding area. The affected area included the base station of the Imperial survey team who had been investigating the planet's complex of Necrontyr pyramid structures and attempting to determine the reason for the apparent lack of any living organisms on the world, right down to the cellular level.
This lack of a biosphere suggested that the world's biosphere had been eradicated by artificial means. Unfortunately for the Orks, rivalries broke out over which Ork God the ship resembled, and the construction process slowed dramatically as the two different Greenskin religious factions fought for resources and territory. The vessel was eventually destroyed in the fighting. After the destruction of the great ship, both sides decided to band together and name the vessel Gorkamorka , meaning that it could look like either of the Ork Gods, Gork and Mork.
As Orks have a somewhat limited vocabulary, this also became the new Greenskin name for the planet. A massive Space Hulk careens into the orbit of Angelis. Angelis was once a Dead World located on the edge of the northeastern fringe of the Ultima Segmentum which orbited a small binary star known as XCV In M35, the planet was being surveyed by an Imperial vessel known as Eternal Vigilance. Led by Chief Orbologist Luteus Vox, the Imperial Explorator team had been sent to explore the alien ruins that lay under its barren surface.
They had discovered a series of complex pyramid structures and were determined to discover the reason for the apprarent razing of the world's once thriving biosphere by an unknown xenos force. Initial findings indicated that some of these structures may have been originally built by a mysterious undying mechanical race later known to the Imperium as the Necrons.
But then a harbinger of doom plummeted onto this parched, barren world from the depths of space, when the planet was impacted by a gigantic vessel, a Space Hulk.
This vessel was manned by Orks , the most savage and barbaric species in the galaxy. The immense impact took just an instant to wipe the presence of Man from the face of the world. The shock wave created as the prow of the massive vessel struck the surface threw millions of tons of desert rock into the air and the explosive power of the impact was enough to shatter nearby stones into powder.
A pall of radiation and dust was cast over the world that would not settle for ten standard years. The climate and topography of Angelis was irrevocably shattered and remade into a new and even more savage form. Nothing was ever heard from the Imperial expedition sent to the world again. Though the Imperium's Astropaths probed far into the void, their efforts came to naught.
The search eventually ended and further attempts to reach the planet were abandoned in the face of Warp Storms that engulfed the region and proved impenetrable to the voidships of the Emperor. There was no monument raised to the men who travelled so far across the galaxy and whose fate remains a mystery to this day. They passed beyond the knowledge of Mankind, and the only record of their expedition was a brief entry in the files of the Administratum , a file whose final entry is stamped: " All Contact Lost - Present Status Unknown.
The Orks turn to their Mekboyz for salvation. When the Space Hulk crashed into the planet it carved a massive canyon into the surface which the surviving Orks would dub "Da Skid. The crash killed almost all the Orks on board, but a few survived together with other Orkoid creatures such as Gretchin and the tiny animalistic Squigs. Others probably succumbed to the fires and the billowing clouds of radiation that leaked out from the Space Hulk's towering bulk.
But the Orks were naturally resistant to radiation, physical damage and set backs of all kinds, and promptly set about the business of surviving.
The Orks who survived the crash developed a culture which is in many ways unique amongst their own kind. Possibly the high levels of radiation leaking from the wreckage of their Space Hulk had something to do with this, mutating the subtle genetic strands of Orkoid cells that had been engineered long before to transmit knowledge from generation to generation.
Finding themselves stranded upon a hostile and barren world, the Orks appeared to have turned to their scientists, known as Mekboyz , for their salvation. From that beginning long ago the Orks have grown and prospered. The construction of the new vessel continued unabated for year upon year. The expanding population of Orks scurried over the planet's surface in search of raw materials.
With the passing generations one Mekboy succeeded another, and the number of Mekboyz grew from just a few to tens and then hundreds. Over the years, Mekboyz evolved new ideas which they incorporated into the structure, sometimes dismantling older parts of the edifice to construct new parts, only to have their own work rebuilt or ignored by their successors.
With so many Mekboyz working on the craft, some began to develop radically different ideas about how it should work, what its function was, and even what is was they were actually building. In time, the original purpose of the massive project was lost to the Mekboyz.
As the mechanical bulk grew bigger and bigger, its structure became increasingly confused and diverse. Discord reigned and positions became so entrenched that Mekboyz holding contrary views refused to speak to each other.
Soon the existence of space itself was openly questioned, and even the true origin of the Hulk's wreckage and their own past was forgotten. Amongst all this anarchy of activity the Orks retained one clear thought -- that they were building their salvation.
This was certain and no Ork would stop to question the validity or the importance of that single obvious fact. Soon the work took on a shape and size of its own as the primeval instincts amongst the Ork population was stirred. Above the huts and workshops that the Orks called Mektown, the bulging outer shell towered like a massive torso. The structure took on a life of its own, as the Orks came to believe that the structure was none other than a god.
As far as the Orks were concerned a wonderous thing had happened, for the gods themselves had come to save them and take them back to the WAAAGH! Or at least one of them had.
And that, it seems, was the source of much of the trouble that followed. Soon a crisis developed, stemming from the view amongst some Mekboyz that the god they had built was Gork whilst others took the view that the god was Mork. These two factions became known as Gorkers and the Morkers, and the dispute soon spread to every Ork in Mektown, not just the Mekboyz.
Arguments developed into running battles, and battles into a war that raged through Mektown and the Skid. As the two factions continued their internecine conflict, both sides sought to undo the work of the other, and soon battle raged within the structure itself. Where the two factions met they tore into each other with zealous savagery. During the fighting an Ork shell was put through a fuel tank, and before anyone could do anything to stop it, the gigantic structure was blazing from top to bottom.
This disaster finally brought the Mekboyz to their senses, and they called an immediate halt to the hostilities which still raged all over Mektown. The Gorkers and Morkers reached an uneasy settlement in the interests of Mektown. They agreed to accept their differences, and to share the effort of construction between them, reserving any question of the god's identity until the big day when he was ready to take them back in person. Meanwhile, in the interests of general harmony, the god would be referred to as Gorkamorka without implication that he was either Gork or Mork, but could equally well be either or both.
The dispute was not ended by any means, and the Gorker and Morker Mekboyz became, if anything, even more entrenched in their opposing viewpoints. Likewise, the vast majority of the Orks accepted the hazy logic with exaggerated enthusiasm, and the two factions simply kept bashing each other while they were out of sight of Mektown.
Nonetheless the majority of Orks present on the world now know the towering pile of machinery only as Gorkamorka. The world of Angelis was no more, as the Ork planet also took on the name Gorkamorka. It is a sad fact that Orks have never been known for their imagination Despite the tectonic shifts and horrendous irradiation stemming from the Space Hulk's crash, human life was not wholly eradicated on Angelis' surface.
Those Imperial humans that were on the ground surveying the xenos ruins were literally buried alive in the catacombs honeycombing the plateau where they worked. Struggling to survive, they quickly devolved into a feral state as every waking moment was turned to the pursuit of immediate survival, and none had the time to maintain the few technological items they managed to salvage.
Space and food soon became a premium as well, and the survivors split into opposing warbands, almost slaughtering each other to the last man. However, during their explorations, one of the human factions, a tribal group known as the "Junkers", chanced upon a chamber containing dormant Necron Warriors. How these humans managed to reawaken and lead these xenos monstrosities is unknown, but thanks to the overwhelming might of the Necrons, the Junkers quickly vanquished all other human groups, imposed peace by force of arms and dedicated the whole of their species to the common goal of survival.
Soon the humans reached the surface once again, and established first contact with the Orks that had started to proliferate on the surface of the world. Unimpressed by the scrawny creatures they called "Diggas" "burrowing pests" in the Ork language , the Orks attempted to enslave them, but the Junkers retaliated by unleashing the Necrons upon the Orks , slaughtering them so utterly they now refuse to approach the Digga warrens they call Drekgar Morgruk Dreksnigslag , which can be translated as "The place where one can't escape Death" in Low Gothic.
An uneasy peace between the Orks and Diggas ensued, where the former trade weapons and vehicles to the latter in exchange for anything the Meks can use to build Gorkamorka. The Diggas, impressed by the Ork's technology and lifestyle now seek to emulate them in all things, including ferocious battles for salvage rights of the debris from the Space Hulk crash.
The Diggas were not the only humans to survive the Space Hulk's arrival. Despite the catastrophic re-entry and crash landing, part of the crew from the Eternal Vigilance managed to survive. However, unlike the Diggas, they had no protection against the horrendous radiation output of the Space Hulk and their bodies started to mutate.
Believing these mutations were a punishment for their over-reliance on technology, the "Muties" adapted their culture to follow a creed of respect for nature, and dedicated themselves to using technology only where nature did not offer an alternative. They rebuilt the ruins of the Eternal Vigilance as their settlement of Etervigila according to the part of the vessel's name they still could read , an almost self-sufficient wonder mixing natural growth and technology.
However, keeping the more advanced technological systems of Etervigila functioning requires constant maintenance, and the Muties were soon forced to scour the desert for possible spare parts. This brought them into conflict with the Orks and Diggas, both on the practical as spiritual level, as the Muties see the Orks' and Diggas' reverence for technology as an affront to their beliefs that must be exterminated.
Since space on Gorkamorka might not be sufficient for all the Orks when their new god will finally awaken, the Mekboyz have determined that only an Ork with a "tag" can get off Gorkamorka and join the great WAAAGH! However, the Meks passed a law stating that Gretchin cannot have tags, automatically stranding them on the planet. This understandably upset the Gretchin, leading to a strike, paralyzing Mektown for days. Eventually, the leaders of each community agreed to a meeting to resolve the issue.
Unsurprisingly the Orks had no intention of acquiescing to the demands of lowly grots and a massacre ensued. Despite their best efforts the Grots were beaten back, retreating to Skid Row. There they formed "Da Kommittee," a group of Gretchin who lead the rag-tag "revolushun". They campaign for equal rights between Orks and Grots, attack Ork mobs, steal from Mektown, and generally cause as much havoc as possible.
While many Orks regard this as hilarious, a number of Ork mobs have sallied out to try and purge Skid Row of the rebel Grots and have never been seen again. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Categories :.
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The second title in the Warhammer 40, Skirmish series following Necromunda , Gorkamorka is essentially a campaign within the Warhammer 40K universe. A space hulk infested with Orks has crashed into a distant world, and now the Orks must complete a technological idol - Gorkamorka - in order to continue their interrupted journey to the Waagh! Every item in our inventory has been inspected, very strictly graded, and bagged for its protection. Shrink Wrapped. Still in the original factory shrink wrap, with condition visible through shrink noted.
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Gorkamorka is a tabletop skirmish wargame produced by Games Workshop. It is set on the desert world of Angelis in the Warhammer 40, setting, and prominently features Orks. The player takes control of a group of warriors with the objective to gain wealth and experience. The rules are derived from the second edition of Warhammer 40,, with extra vehicle rules and an extensive campaign system added. In the rule book and source book for Gorkamorka were released on the Games Workshop website under the "Out of Print Games" section. The expansion set, Digganob , has not been released online. A video game based on Gorkamorka was also being developed for Windows and the Dreamcast , but was scrapped shortly before the latter system was discontinued.