I just got a copy of Dark Heresy and some other support books, and I have been reading the forum. I want to thank you all for your informative posts. I am sorry if this has been discussed, but I have used the search function, and I can't seem to find any answer to this question.
I have a quick question about nobility in Dark Heresy. From my reading the only way to start as a noble is to be a hive born and get the nobility background.
Nobility is mentioned a few times in the character creation stage (once for the hive noble, once for the income, and then it is mentioned in the equipment stage that melters and bolters are used by characters who are nobles or important).
Can there be imperial nobles as beginning characters?
On a different front, according to cannon can a psyker be a noble?