After all, Exterminatus is not a tool used lightly whatsoever within the imperium - in all of its existence, less than a hundred worlds have ever been destroyed by an Exterminatus. Over a dozen of them were by now Excommunicated inquisitor Fidus Kryptmann in his quest to destroy the threat of Tyranids. In fact, it was this vert display of utter carelessness that led to the creation of the Ordo Excorium.
Damien was an Inquisitor within this ordo, with few others. Due to the nature of their office, Damien had actual little work to do between incidents. This gave him free time enough to develop his characteristic liking for large and lavish parties, developing his more charismatic, and admittedly slightly hedonistic personality. However, he was always a man who kept his ear open - he was always listening for tips and rumors, making sure that he would pass on the information to whomever it may be most useful for.
Damien's first real encounter with his Ordo's duty was in the latter end of the 41st Millenium, when an Inquisitor of the name of Oakis Tevran, who had sentenced the trinary world of Theta Etis Nui to Exterminatus. Damien was finally put to the task, and took his job seriously. Having had a lot of free time, Damien had read the historical reports of the Ordo Excorium. Indeed, they had always proved thorough - nine times out of ten, the Inquisitor responsible for the Exterminatus had been found guilty of neglect and lack of devotion to his office and to the Imperium, and thus declared Excommunicate Traitoris.
Many of the reports involved more Puritan Inquisitors, causing Damien to distrust them off the bat. And, indeed, this had been the case for Oakis. One of the three worlds was already partially swallowed by the warp, and the other two planets were showing signs of infliction by Chaos.
Still, through evidence and testimonials from the acolytes, as well as the very furious second captain of the Astartes Chapters Mortifactors, who claimed that the inquisitor had stolen his chapter's right to the glory of victory. With enough evidence gathered, a high court was summoned. It was then that Damian witnessed the extent of power that Inquisitors could wield, even over one another. He was called upon for final judgement, and found Inquisitor Oakis guilty.
Declared Excommunicate Traitoris, Oakis was found dead, drifting in a shuttle, mere months later. Apparently, he was killed by a Callidus assassin, perhaps hired by one of his numerous opponents. May imperial justice account in all balance.
The Emperor protects. Puritanism is fueled by ignorance and ignorance is the greatest danger of all. The Centuries passed for Damien, encountering dozens more Inquisitors who passed their own motives before those of the Imperium. Dozens more times, he would pass judgement on those who had done the same on billions of lives wrongfully. He developed an understanding for justice that so very few ever knew within the Imperium of Man.
As his seniority grew, and his fame bolstered for his appearances in high inquisitorial courts, Damien came to do many assingments on the side, working with other Inquisitors from other branches. He became very familiar with a group of Inquisitors passing by the moniker of "Covenant," coming to join the pact they had formed with others in the Inquisition.
This pact had, for a goal, to see the suppression and judication of extremist Inquisitors, mainly those who were too puritanical for what they deemed to be the good of the Imperium. Effectively, Damien came to embrace more radical ideas - working alongside Xenos, for instance.
Yet, he always remained cautious. He preferred to walk the fine line between a puritain and a radical, to try and embody the ideal he and Covenant were trying to impose. As he grew to know more and more Inquisitors, he came to work with many in the Ordo Malleus. Indeed, his deceased mother still had old friends, and they were eager to place their trust in him rather than others. He came to work alongside the Grey Knights more and more often, particularly with one future captain Ishmael.
This all culminated, fatefully, with the justified murder of Inquisitor Nydras Seth. Damien was working with inquisitor Seth - not because he had requested him, but because Captain Ishmael had. The Grey Knight had grown suspicious of the radical inquisitor's motives, especially once he had caught wind that he contemplated Exterminatus. Damien performed his investigation in secret, finding the terrible truth that Seth was launching an Exterminatus to murder billions in the name of Khorne.
Damien barged into the bridge of the Inquisitor's flagship, shouting to Ishmael. The Grey Knight, in a moment's notice, thrust his Halberd into the Inquisitor, killing him seconds before he launched the Exterminatus. For his valor, and his courage, Damien recieved the robes of Judgement, crafted from the hallowed forges of Deimos.
Once Damien was Absolved, Lord Inquisitor Coteaz deemed it appropriate that a man of his talent not waste away in a minor ordo, and promoted him to the vacant position. He was gifted with a daemonhammer, one he dubbed "Justificator. He had taken the position his mother had layed out for him. And the rest is now history. Such is the nature of an Inquisitor: the Contradictory nature of our work is the ultimate test of our Will.
Measurements Six feet and half an inch, one-hundred and ninety pounds, eight inches. Things he Enjoys Damien is a man of culture and etiquette. He loves to be positive and social with his comrades, as he feels it takes their minds off of the bleakness of their duties. While one would be quick to point out the Irony of such disdain in a man of his stature, Damien has made this hatred a great tool in his removal of the unjust elements of the Inquisition.
His inability to support those who abuse their powers and those who do not burden the title of "inquisitor" with the right responsibility have indeed been useful as a member of the Ordo Excorium. He despises the lies and deceits of Chaos. Personality Damien is a man seldom seen without a smile on his face, his charismatic charm drawing people to him. Although he takes his role of inquisitor seriously, he is in no way a drab person.
He is a person that displays care and attention, preferring to take the cautious approach to any scenario. He likes to offer his advice and give his wisdom to any who ask for it. Personality addendum In combat, he is a ruthless fighter, especially against the foes aligned to the ruinous powers.
He is, however, a man of honour, and will fight with it. He never shows remorse or fear, which adds to his inspiring personality. Strengths Damien's faith is something to behold as completely unshakable and Incorruptible. His will is unbreakable, and Daemons will find themselves at an impasse attempting to corrupt such a man.
His talent in combat is stellar, his agility in power armour wielding a hammer is nigh second to none. This, paired with his fearsome psychic talents, make him an intimidating opponent. Weaknesses As an Inquisitor, Damien is a man of caution and patience. This disposition is with him in all things, including situations where a rapid solution would be optimal.
He will always be the man to take two steps back before taking a leap. Appearance Despite his some centuries of life, Damien looks not a day over twenty-one. His smooth, flawless skin is coloured in warm, sandy shades, his body type being lean and fit, muscles softly bulging under his skin. His auburn facial hair is sculpted to perfection on his handsome face, giving him a smooth, short stubble of a beard. His hair is kept short and combed. His eyes are an icy, stunning blue, contrasting with the warm shade of his body.
Army Holy Inquisition of the Emperor. Wargear Damien never takes to the field without his personal Daemon-Hammer, the "Justificator", one he has earned after his promotion to Lord Inquisitor. It is said that a shard of "The Wailing Doom", the sword of the Avatar of Khaine, is contained within. His armour, the "Robes of Judgement", is a masterfully crafted piece of Power Armour fabricated by the smiths of the Grey Knights themselves for the Inquisitor's service to their chapter.
Damien is a man of culture and etiquette. He is a man who cannot tolerate hypocrisy. Damien is a man seldom seen without a smile on his face, his charismatic charm drawing people to him. In combat, he is a ruthless fighter, especially against the foes aligned to the ruinous powers.
Damien's faith is something to behold as completely unshakable and Incorruptible. As an Inquisitor, Damien is a man of caution and patience. Despite his some centuries of life, Damien looks not a day over twenty-one. Damien never takes to the field without his personal Daemon-Hammer, the "Justificator", one he has earned after his promotion to Lord Inquisitor. To serve as or directly with an Inquisitor is to place oneself squarely as one of the foremost pieces on the game board, and there are many both within the Inquisition and without often powerful members of the Adeptus Terra who seek to use the Throne Agents to their own ends.
No longer is it enough to merely confront the enemies of Mankind -- Throne Agents must also watch their back and prepare for the machinations of their allies. To be chosen to bear the Inquisitorial Rosette at the rank of Inquisitor is at once the greatest of honours and the weightiest of burdens.
Of the uncounted trillions that constitute the multitudes of Humanity, only those marked out by the grace of the Emperor Himself are judged worthy. Common man rarely achieves more than he is born into, yet an Inquisitor rises far above the circumstance of their birth, being singled out amongst billions for a fate few can ever dream of. Inquisitors enjoy one of the most privileged of stations in the entire galaxy, yet they are far from a master of their own fate. Their life is instead bound up in duty and responsibility.
For many, the station is a curse, a cross to bear for the sake of the Emperor and the very future of Humanity. In fact, there are those within the Ordos Calixis of the Calixis Sector , for example, willing to sacrifice their eternal souls for the sake of all Mankind, such as the Oblationists , who give themselves unto Chaos that they might become a weapon against it. For many Inquisitors, life is a series of terrible revelations as more and more horrifying truths are uncovered.
Upon their ascension from an Interrogator to an Inquisitor, the individual may well discover that all they thought they knew was in fact a lie. Although the shock of such a revelation is great, the individual would not have been chosen to bear the seal had he not been judged able to withstand it. Even more shockingly, this state of affairs is likely to continue throughout an Inquisitor's career, so that one after another supposedly fundamental truths are proved false.
Many do eventually go mad, unable to sustain the relentless assault upon their very sanity. These must be hunted down by their peers, lest they turn Renegade and seek to destroy everything for which the Inquisition stands. An Inquisitor with his retinue of Acolytes and Throne Agents. Despite the fact that all Inquisitors share the same mission and bear the same burden, they are as varied in demeanour, character and appearance as the worlds from which they are drawn. Some are ascetic and withdrawn, disdaining comfort as an example to their underlings and foes of the sacrifices made by the Emperor for the sake of Humanity.
Others attire themselves in regal finery, the better to cow and impress those they move amongst. Some are outwardly pious, while others might appear irreligious to the ignorant. Some Inquisitors are militaristic while others move silently in the shadows or conduct investigations from light years away.
There follow some examples of the many and varied types to be found amongst the ranks of the Inquisition:. The Inquisition does not have formal organisation, and therefore there is no system of ranks or command as there are in the Adeptus Terra or the Imperial military. Authority within the Inquisition is governed by two factors -- reputation and influence. An Inquisitor may be willing to gainsay one of his fellows, but if confronted by several he will defer; thus an Inquisitor with experience and contacts can exert control over younger, less influential comrades.
Seniority is in itself no true test of authority, but most Inquisitors will default to the wisdom of another that is older and more experienced. Despite this, there is a need for a higher tier of Inquisitor to help maintain the integrity of the Inquisition and to watch over the rest of the organisation and the marshalling of resources. Promotion to the rank of Inquisitor Lord is by invitation only, and is extended to those that have proven themselves numerous times, not only their courage and ability, but also their integrity and loyalty.
To become an Inquisitor Lord, an Inquisitor must be nominated by an existing lord, and to have the nomination approved by two others. Quite often this is a formality, as the word of an Inquisitor Lord is sacrosanct to his fellows and the chances of an Inquisitor actually being known personally by more than one Inquisitor Lord are exceptionally small.
However, there is occasionally contention and a conclave may have to be convened to discuss the matter -- usually, but not always, with the nominee in attendance to answer inquiries as to their activities and beliefs. Being an Inquisitor Lord is a recognition rather than an absolute rank, and is more a formalisation of a position enjoyed by the Inquisitor rather than an actual promotion.
This is because an Inquisitor Lord has no real temporal dominion -- they are not responsible for any given area of the galaxy nor specific individuals. Instead, it is reinforcement of the Inquisitor's authority and in particular his or her power within the organisation. The most obvious benefits of the title are the ability to recognise the appointments of others to the rank of full Inquisitor, to convene High Conclaves and to requisition greater resources from the Inquisition's forces and agents than a less well-regarded Inquisitor.
As an institution, the Inquisition employs relatively few staff, especially compared to the vast bureaucracy that is the Administratum. Over time, some of these groupings become more or less formalised, establishing their own traditions and spheres of influence, and while some members move on, others join. Even where very formalised and well-established bodies exists, such as the Ordos Calixis of the Calixis Sector , it is important to remember that these are not controlled by some central body, but by the will of their own members.
In the main, Inquisitors rely not on large groups of functionaries and staff to carry out their mission, but upon their own devices. Although groups like the Ordos Calixis do maintain significant numbers of support staff, most Inquisitors look to their own tried and trusted allies to accomplish any given task. Throughout his career, an Inquisitor is likely to amass a great wealth of personal assets.
There is little they cannot requisition by dint of their position, from side arms to starships. Wealth is a petty triviality to an Inquisitor, and currency irrelevant to them; others handle such things on their behalf. Given the nature of the factional infighting that besets the Inquisition, much of an Inquisitor's assets are kept secret, sometimes even from his closest allies, lest they become a target for his rivals.
It is common for Inquisitors operating in a defined locality to establish permanent holdings, bases of operation to which they can return for rest and recuperation. While most maintain a residence in one of the Inquisitorial fortresses, such as the Tricorn Palace on Scintilla , few would rely on the security of such places should they come into conflict with a rival. Instead, an Inquisitor employs a network of agents to purchase for him what facilities he feels he needs, from run-down hive shanties to the most luxurious of spire-manses.
Such holdings may be attended by a permanent staff, often unaware of the true nature of their duties. Many safe houses are maintained for decades or even centuries at a time, attended by several generations of house-serfs, only to be used once, when most needed as a place of refuge. Then, the safe house may be forgotten, its existence compromised, its security and secrecy never to be relied upon again.
Some Inquisitors maintain stockpiles of weaponry and other equipment, some held in gene-locked stasis vaults, others buried out in the wilderness. Should the Inquisitor come into possession of tainted artefacts such as daemon weapons or xenos-tech, he may decide to secret them away, far from the judgemental eyes of his peers, lest they be used as evidence for some imagined heresy.
In addition to such holdings, many Inquisitors maintain an entire household of staff and retainers. Those of a more martial standing may amass a small, private army of troopers drawn from the ranks of the Astra Militarum and other arms of the Imperium's sprawling military machine. An Inquisitor who requisitions the services of a Tempestus Scions platoon is unlikely to feel any compulsion to return the troops to their former command when his immediate need for them has passed.
Many hold on to such warriors, marshalled for future deployment. Such forces may in time develop their own traditions and histories, and wear with pride the heraldry of their master. The Inquisitor's untold powers allow the force to be equipped with such weapons and wargear as would be unobtainable to a conventional line unit, making them the envy of their former colleagues when their paths occasionally cross.
I am, though, reticent. My friend, you are the finest apprentice I have ever tutored and there is no one I would trust more between here and the Golden Throne. Because of this I am loathe to place the burden of our high office on you: Its glitter is a lie and its rewards no more than the dry ash of a funeral pyre.
Potential Inquisitors are often drawn from the Progena graduates of the Schola Progenium who show the most promise in intellectual or psychic areas prized by the investigative arms of the Inquisition. As is the case with all aspects of the Inquisition, the matter of recruitment is not a centralised process but the power to recruit is left in the hands of the individual Inquisitors.
Some Inquisitors are known to not recruit at all and instead spend their years of service in pursuit of their enemies as well as dedicating their hours to duty for the rest of their lives. Others, however, feel that it is one of their many burdens to bring about the next generation of Inquisitors who are destined to carry forth the battle that the Inquisition must wage on behalf of humanity.
Ultimately, the matter is left to the judgement of the individual Inquisitors who are subject only to the scrutiny of their peers, as is the case in most matters. A majority of Inquisitors typically leave such matters to chance or perhaps to Fate in regards to picking a suitable candidate from amongst the groups of individuals whose paths cross that of the Inquisition. There are a number of Inquisitors who are more rigorous in regard to the pursuit of Acolytes and will spend a proportion of their time seeking suitable candidates -- often from the ranks of other Imperial Adepta.
There exist no set criteria in regards to physical condition for a possible candidate when being selected to join the ranks of the Inquisition. All that is required is proof of intelligence and loyalty to the Emperor of Mankind which are key requisites for such a choice.
There is no proper method of judging these attributes until later in life. However, there may exist an extraordinary circumstance which leads to an Inquisitor choosing a boy or girl whilst they are still within their teens if the subject shows exceptional ability. Generally, an Inquisitor will take note of an individual if they are a free-thinking person with great willpower and determination as well as unflinching principles.
If a suitable candidate is found, they will become part of the Inquisitor's retinue as an Acolyte where they may serve in a minor capacity whilst the Inquisitor continues their evaluation. Those that later prove their worth whilst working with the Inquisitor can be taken into the greater confidence of their master. Over the standard years of his or her service, the Acolyte will begin to learn what they can of the Inquisitor's knowledge and their many duties.
Certain Inquisitors often refer to these apprentices as Interrogators , though they are also known as Novitiates, Neophytes and as Approbators. At this stage, the individuals can undertake missions of their own or control operations in concert with their master or mistress, though ultimately they are still subordinate to them until the Inquisitor agrees with several of his peers that one of his Acolytes is ready for the responsibilities that come with being a full Inquisitor.
In normal conditions, the consent of three Inquisitors or a single Inquisitor Lord is needed to bestow the full powers of an Inquisitor on an Acolyte as well as grant him or her the Rosette of the Inquisition.
Nullit Agrim Farello Atall Skil13 Carnag Humwee Hell, it's about time! CaJIaTuK Spirt BeyliZerg Litany of We Grey Knights are the hammer We slay the darkness without fear Founded in great mystery were we Chapter Six Hundred and Sixty Six Though on Titan we be hidden Yet our eyes encompass the galaxy No devil shall elude our gaze No Daemon shall avoid it's fate We shall be the keepers Immortal All secrets shall be our knowledge We are the guardians of mankind 2.
I am the Hammer I am the hammer, I am the hate I am the woes of deamonkind, I am the right hand of my Emperor The instrument of His will, the gauntlet about His fist The tip of His Spear, the edge of His sword From the frenzy, temptation, corruption and deceit Deliver us, our Emperor, that the enemy might face us in Your wrath I am the hammer, I am the sword in His hand I am the point of His spear, I am the gauntlet about His fist I am the bane of His foes and the woes of the treacherous I am the end 3.
Xenos Dik42 You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt. One cannot consider the fate of a single man, nor ten, nor a hundred, nor a thousand. Billions live or die by our actions, and we have not the luxury to count the cost. Major Ordos.
The Ordo Hereticus, or Witch Hunters, fight heresy against the Imperial faith and hunt mutants and unlicensed psykers. Originally established to police the Ecclesiarchy , they are closely associated with the Adepta Sororitas. The Ordo Malleus, or Daemonhunters, fight Chaos directly, and work with the Grey Knights, Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes, the people even normal Space Marines consider badass in comparison, with holy armour and sanctified psychic weapons.
The Ordo Xenos, the Alien Hunters, still haven't received a codex. They are more scholarly than the other orders, studying alien races for weaknesses and undermining and destroying those that present a threat to the Imperium. This doesn't remove their secret-police role, as they often investigate and stop alien political and religious influence on the fringes of Imperial space.
Their military backup is the Deathwatch , a force consisting of Space Marines from various chapters who are especially adept and experienced at battling xenos. Minor Ordos. The Ordo Astra: Oversee and study stellar maps. The Ordo Barbarus: Monitors pre-industrial human worlds.
The Ordo Chronos: A secretive and relatively unknown order that studied time. The entire order inexplicably disappeared without a trace, only to reappear in M According to Roboute Guilliman, it's currently embroiled in a civil war over the Imperial Dating system. The Ordo Excorium: Dedicated to ensuring the Inquisition's power of Exterminatus is not misused, and oversees and maintains the weaponry required for the job. The Ordo Maledictum: Founded in M42 to investigate the chain of warp storms known as the Great Rift, with the intent of driving back or even closing it entirely.
The Ordo Sanctorum: Dedicated to the investigation and policing of the Ecclesiarchy. The Ordo Obsoletus: Dedicated to the investigation of unexplained natural phenomena or miracles throughout the Imperium, since such events can be evidence of the involvement of the Dark Powers or other unknown dangers. Essentially, they investigate affairs that cannot be immediately tied to a known danger and act as a watchdog group working on things too weird for others to understand.
The Ordo Originatus: An order dedicated to discovering the true history of the Inquisition beneath the propaganda, lies, myth, and legend, in case humanity should gain some advantage from its study. The Ordo Redactus: An order dedicated to obscuring the true history of the Inquisition with propaganda, lies, myth, and legend, in case its enemies should gain some advantage from its study.
The Ordo Scriptorum: Dedicated to the examination of the giant and chaotic Imperial archives on Holy Terra and cutting through Administratum red tape. The Ordo Sepulturum: An ad hoc order convened during the 13th Black Crusade to investigate and combat the zombie plague. Currently researches plagues afflicting the Imperium and determines how best to contain, destroy, and cure them. The Ordo Desolatus: Unknown purpose. Currently only has one member. The Ordo Senatorum: Unknown purpose.
The Ordo Thanatos: Unknown purpose. The Ordo Necros: Unknown purpose. Puritan Monodominants: Extremists who believe in a Manifest Destiny for pure humans only and focus on the destruction of all that is not human. Can usually be found zealously hunting down aliens, daemons, heretics, mutants and witches with extreme prejudice and little regard for subtlety or overkill.
The stereotypical In-Universe "face" of the Inquisition and found in any of the Ordos, but most stereotypically Malleus or Hereticus. Amalathians: Believe that the existence of the Imperium is due to divine mandate and that anything that destabilizes or changes things is a bad thing.
They conservatively and subtly maintain the Imperium in its present state. Often presented as the most "reasonable" faction; Inquisitor protagonists in the setting's novels are or at least start out as this sect. Usually belong to the Ordo Hereticus or Ordo Xenos.
Thorians: Believe that the Emperor needs to be healed or reborn, and that the rise of certain great men or prophets in the Imperium are signs of his so far failed attempts to do so. Known to seek out humans who may be prophets of the Emperor or possible vessels for his rebirth, and study the mysteries of the Warp. Common in the Ordo Malleus. Anomolian Beholders: A conservative Thorian sub-faction who believe that their goal is not to accelerate the Emperor's resurrection, merely to watch humanity for His arrival.
They generally travel the length and breadth of the galaxy, investigating reports of charismatic popular leaders or saints. Considered level-headed and pragmatic, if somewhat eccentric, by their fellow Inquisitors. Ardentities: A Thorian sub-faction who believe that the Emperor's return will not take the form of a single Divine Avatar, but rather a group or the entirety of Mankind itself. Considered by their peers to be good investigators but rather eccentric.
Radical Recongregationists: Believe the Imperium is decadent, crippled and corrupt and seek to reform it from the bottom up , or failing that to tear it down and rebuild it from the ruins. They often incite social change, popular uprisings and rebellions on planets, and are the eternal bane of corrupt nobles and Amalathians.
Most common in the Ordo Hereticus. Istvaanians: Believe in Social Darwinism and that conflicts make the Imperium stronger by weeding out the weak. They tend to support aggressive expansions, crusades, and internal rebellions to keep the Forever War going, especially in areas that have been peaceful for too long. Usually belong to the Ordo Hereticus and to a lesser degree Ordo Xenos.
Xanthists: Extremists who believe that humanity is holding itself back by failing to exploit the Warp properly. They study all manner of forbidden lore, summon daemons and employ Chaos artifacts for the good of humanity while advocating avoiding being seduced by the lure of Chaos, which is a tenuous road to walk at best. Almost exclusively belong to the Ordo Malleus, and are usually presented as the stereotypical villains in works that feature Inquisition antagonists, having gone too far down the slippery slope and become the very thing they say they're fighting against.
Horusians: An extremist Thorian sub-faction who believe the best way to resurrect the Emperor is using the power of the Warp, synthesizing Thorianism and Xanthism. They believe that the power of Chaos that manifested itself in Warmaster Horus was a wasted opportunity for mankind and that his power could have been harnessed to lead humanity to a better future.
Considered batshit insane, dangerous liabilities by everyone except themselves. General Inquisitorial tropes. Asskicking Equals Authority : You're not going to become an Inquisitor unless you're one of the baddest fighters and spies in the Imperium, and you've survived both battles against the Imperium's enemies and the lethal backstabbing of the Inquisitorial cadre. Badass Longcoat : Many of the more militant and puritanical Inquisitors of the Ordo Hereticus are depicted, in models and artwork, wearing long coats over their armour to reinforce their traditional witch hunter visual theme.
Boxed Crook : More pragmatic Inquisitors will often recruit heretics, mutants and aliens into their retinues, usually with some form of Restraining Bolt. Some of the more intrepid Radical Inquisitors even go so far as to employ boxed Daemons. Not only does the Inquisitor benefit from the knowledge such tainted individuals possess, they are also eminently disposable.
Burn the Witch! If a population proves too corrupted to be salvaged, many Inquisitors will order entire planets burned. Cold-Blooded Torture : While the Inquisition have a well-deserved reputation for using torture as both a means of acquiring information and as a punishment, even going so far as to have official torture doctrines to follow, in practice the use of torture depends on the Inquisitor themselves. Some Inquisitors will include professional torturers as part of their retinue or carry their own personal torture equipment so that they can question their subjects, even in the heat of battle.
Other Inquisitors, however, find that it is far easier to have a psychic interrogator forcefully extract the information from the subject's mind. Demon Slaying : The Ordo Malleus specializes in the hunting, banishment and destruction of daemonic threats to the Imperium. To fulfil this most perilous mission, daemonhunting Inquisitors utilise numerous arcane and powerful artefacts such as consecrated daemonhammers , Hexagrammic Wards and even, in the case of more radical Inquisitors, daemon weapons.
One does not want to be on their bad side. In Brothers of the Snake , one especially irritating Imperial aristocrat, who has belittled and actually physically assaulted Space Marines when they attempt a Flashed-Badge Hijack of her skycar, breaks down in terror and runs away when a servo-skull shows her the Inquisition's sigil.
These powerful force weapons enhance the, already considerable, power of a thunder hammer with the psychic abilities of the wielder to destroy the physical body of a daemon, or anything else that they strike. In the 7th and 8th Editions of the game, Inquisitors of the Ordo Malleus are the only characters, outside of the Grey Knights, who can wield these powerful weapons.
Enhanced Interrogation Techniques : The " Nine Actions ", nine stages of intensity used in interrogating suspects. The farther you go down, the more brutal the interrogation: The First Action involves simple verbal interrogation of the suspect, with no particular duress Their fearsome reputation is often enough to get most to spill the beans. The Second Action involves explaining in meticulous, worrying detail what the next seven Actions will involve , though the interrogator might share more or less depending on how much pressure is needed.
This is often enough to get captives that the First Action didn't faze to cooperate. The Third Action is more verbal interrogation, punctuated by "light" physical coercion, such as striking the subject. The Fifth Action involves a psyker delving into the surface thoughts of the suspect , as further questioning and possible torture is going on.
This helps to expose that they may still be hiding something or are telling a lie. The Sixth Action is sensory deprivation and physical isolation. This gives the suspect time to think and consider, while the interrogators secretly monitor them. The Seventh Action involves intensive psychic probing of the suspect's mind. This is often quite painful on a fundamental level, and the suspect may not necessarily survive.
The Eighth Action involves chemical assistance in an interrogation , allowing a suspect to be more conducive to verbal interrogation and psychic probes. It's implied that by the time the Ninth Action is reached, the Inquisitor s have given up trying to get intel or admittance of sin, and simply want the subject to suffer a horrific, weeks-long death.
The 8th Edition Index Imperialis: Inquisition rules represent this with the Ordo Malleus psychic power, Power Through Knowledge that gives a nearby unit a special save to represent them knowing how the enemy is likely to attack. Fate Worse than Death : Some heretics or blasphemers may be ordered to undergo the rites of Arco-Flagellation as an extreme act of repentance.
This involves lopping off the condemned's hands and replacing them with power flails or other nasty weapons, sticking his back full of combat drug dispensers, and lots of mental conditioning. The result is a wasted, wiry cyborg who wears a hood displaying calming religious images, but with the right command word the visor retracts, the stim-packs activate, and the former heretic goes berserk.
Fire-Breathing Weapon : The ancient inferno pistol known as Ignis Judicium is a blessed relic of the Ordo Hereticus that is said to burn particularly hot when turned upon witches and traitors. The 8th Edition Index Imperialis: Inqusition rules represent this by giving the relic a bonus to its Damage when used against Chaos units and psykers.
Government Conspiracy : Expect the Inquisition to be in on several, unless they are investigating one. Of course, those two states are not mutually exclusive. He Knows Too Much : Inquisitors are known for requisitioning Imperial Guard regiments, and sometimes ordering the grunts killed after being exposed to whatever it was they were called on to help deal with.
While Ordo Xenos Inquisitors who are thought to be too deeply involved or enamored with alien races and their tech can fall prey to this, it more commonly happens when those of the Ordo Malleus start using daemonhosts and other Chaos-tainted means to fight daemons. These Inquisitors almost always meet their end at the blade of a Grey Knight or fellow Inquisitor, having become the very thing they vowed to purge Heroic Willpower : A prerequisite for being an Inquisitor.
Given the sanity-blasting horrors they must face, the awful truths they must confront, and the extreme measures they may be called upon to perform, it's necessary that they be able to carry on with absolute faith and conviction in their cause. Of course, this is also what tends to reinforce their Knight Templar tendencies as well.
The Inquisitor General : Despite having such as an almost literal rank, this is not the primary role of the Inquisition, but it often falls under their umbrella of responsibility. An Inquisitor's job is to suspect everyone of heresy, and the more influential the person in question the more Inquisitorial scrutiny they will be under. This includes planetary governors, rogue traders, major military leaders, and other Inquisitors.
Inspector Javert : The less unstable and pugnacious Inquisitors sometimes end up in this role, pitted against the rare well-intentioned rebels like the Soul Drinkers , or more often Imperial servants with conflicting orders. In the Name of the Moon : Inquisitors who are resolved in their cause are sometimes fond of announcing their intentions with a little ceremonial declaration, usually beginning: "In fealty to the God Emperor, our Undying Lord, and by the Grace of the Golden Throne Tropes applying to Puritan factions.
Amalathians Inquisitors of the Amalathian creed work towards Imperial unity and are staunch defenders of the status quo.
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