Profane weapon quality should be changed to Mundane

So, the word “profane” means unholy or evil. It is an antonym for “blessed”. In this setting, of WH40k, it is often used to refer to daemon weapons. Profane is a rule key-word in Only War, Dark Heresy, and even the TTWG, at least older editions, and always relates to chaos-imbued items.

It really does not mean anything along the lines of “poor quality” except for a sort of conflation of “bad” and “evil”. Words like “scrap” or “salvage” or even just “trash” would be FAR more appropriate. I know you guys have plenty of other things to work on at the moment but I hope this can be changed soon.

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The weird thing is they WERE different before launch, I think it was just “Salvaged”

I was just made aware that the item quality tiers were likely reworked to reflect levels of blessing rather than inherent quality. If that is so may I suggest the word “mundane” to replace the grey-tiered items. Profane is way down the evil side of the blessing scale but mundane is right smack in the neutral middle.

This is a small issue in the scheme of things, I know, but I hope it can be addressed eventually.

Profane doesn’t mean unholy or evil.

Profane mean not attached to religion (So contrary to sacred)

not concerned with religion or religious purposes

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I guess that is one of the definitions.

Alongside desecration, debasement, defilement, irreverent abuse, unholy contempt, and impurity.

And those synonyms, it sounds like I’m reading random words from a Night Lords book: abase, debauch, prostitute, warp, bastardize, degrade, deprave, pervert, subvert, debase, demean, poison, corrupt, etc.

The denotation is there. The connotation is there. Grey weapons are NOT daemonic in nature just less-blessed. Mundane fits in denotation and connotation.

E: 10/10 on the cherry picking by the way.

Sure, but Profane doesn’t always mean evil, the way profane is used here is the same that is used in DnD/Pathfinder/Warhammer… (Profane magic, in opposition to Divine magic)

Words can have different meanings

I had assumed this was due to the grey weapons being mostly recovered from the enemy, thus making them profane, but suitable to give to no rank prison conscripts shoved onto suicide squads.

Indeed, words may have different meaning in different contexts. But this is not DnD (and things must have changed because that just used to be Arcane magic back when I played), here is how the word is used in Dark Heresy:
From the core rulebook p290.
So pretty bad on the badness chart. It is also used throughout the Enemy Beyond book to describe chaos sigils or artifacts used in daemonic rituals, the binding of daemonhosts, forging of daemon-possessed weapons, etc.

All I am saying is that, in light of this, greys should be changed to something more neutral and “mundane” is a good candidate.

If, as @LoveTruffle suggests, they are intended to be suggested as having been seized from chaos forces and cleared for repurposing then perhaps something that suggests a lighter dose of nasty like “Tainted” from the chart above, or whatever. Although, I find the notion VERY unlikely given the usual treatment of even mildly tainted artifacts in the literature. “Profane” carries a pretty heavy connotation with it and is not suitable.