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"That anything touched by the Warp could thereafter maintain the absolute purity and benevolence of the Emperor and continue faithfully in His service is certainly impossible. The Warp is evil in its most refined form and nothing more; all true servants of the Lord of Mankind should know this and look upon any psyker with nought but the deepest contempt, and should strive to eliminate them with every shred of their willpower."
- Lord Inquisitor Heinrich Sprenger at the Convention of Avignum
Among all the exalted Inquisitor Lords of the Ordo Hereticus, Heinrich Sprenger is perhaps the most zealous in his pursuit of all that has been tainted by the Warp, holding that even those psykers sanctioned by the Administratum and the Librarians of the Adeptus Astartes are subtly, yet indelibly marked by the corrupting influence of Chaos simply by allowing Warp energies to flow through them. This belief, however, is not as uncommon as some would have it among Sprenger's Ordo: Nay, what marks him out from his peers is his obscure philosophy regarding the nature of the Emperor's own power.
While most of the learned seers of the Imperium maintain that the Emperor has a presence in the Warp and that his power is drawn from the Immaterium (though also purified by his goodness at some point in this process), Sprenger states continously and with utter conviction that the Emperor's will is a force unto itself and that his miraculous abilities stem solely from said force. Thus, by Sprenger's philosophy, the Warp and the power generated by the Emperor are separate and distinct, eternal forces of good and evil which will ever be locked in struggle for the souls of men.
From this thesis, Sprenger naturally extrapolates that all psykers are tainted by malicious Warp entities and must be destroyed unless they have undergone the Soul Binding, which allows them to access the power of the Emperor rather than the Warp and thereby avoid its pitfalls. Therefore, Astropaths are exempt from his wrath.
Comments? Critiques? Questions?
(Note: More to come on Heinrich Sprenger's methodology)
hmm, seems just like someone is making up some rules, so he can let the emperor live, and purge everyone else he wants to.
making up rules reminds me off my as level physics.
"i invented a theory about quarks, it works. oh look this new technology disporves my theory, i guess i will just modify my theory *modification stationt*. i invented a theory about quarks, it works. *hehe no one will ever no*"
how can they teach is this!
sorry about going off topic on the 1st reply 8|
<span style='color:blue'>im a pirate:
all my base are furnished by ikea
Well, this is truly what this Inquisitor believes: His faith in the Emperor is absolute, and he is utterly committed to the idea that the Emperor is incapable of evil and would never associate with anything which is evil (if he had his druthers, though he often does not because the Administratum makes laws in his name without his explicit consent).
In the course of his experiences as a witch hunter, Inquisitor Sprenger has learned that any psyker is touched by the Warp and its maleficent influences, even if they claim to be immune or to be able to deny the corrupting urges of Warp entities (i.e. daemons). He has seen Primaris Psykers, Space Marine Librarians, and others of their ilk succumb to possession or become pawns of the daemon and thus will not trust (and harbors a deep hatred for) them.
Astropaths are another matter: They never become possessed so long as they undergo the ritual of the Soul Binding, linking them with the Emperor and allowing them to draw power through him. They still feel the presence of daemons, and sometimes the insidious whisperings of those daemons drive them mad and lead them to acts that might be deemed heretical, though Sprenger does not regard this as true heresy because their madness makes them unaware of their actions or the consequences thereof. Of course, an Astropath in this condition must be killed, but not as a result of proper witchery.
The one other exception is the Grey Knights Chapter, as their gene-seeed was drawn from the Emperor's own flesh and they are therefore incorruptible.
SPECIAL NOTE: All of the above refers to the beliefs of Heinrich Sprenger, and may not actually be true according to the fluff gospel.
Thanks for your comments and more will always be appreciated!
Continuing on ...
Exerpt from The Inquisitor's Manual of the Ordo Hereticus, by Heinrich Sprenger
"As it is known full well, based upon this Inquisitor's centuries of experience, that the witch and the heretic will never reveal themselves until they have amassed enough power to be a true threat to those loyal to the Emperor, the prudent Inquisitor will work from the shadows, often assuming a false identity in order to become familiar with any suspected enemies and learn their true intentions and capabilties, as well as employing networks of spies composed of his most trusted and loyal retainers.
Once his quarry is successfully identified, the Inquisitor should enact a plan devised specifically to target the weaknesses of his foe (learned, hopefully, via his previous espionage). If the mutant, witch, or heretic is weak and has little or no support, they ought be siezed in a moment of vulnerability (lightning raids by our Ordo's fine Storm Troopers being particularly effective in this regard) and publicly charged and executed: It is always advantageous to make an example of those who would defy Imperial rule or dabble in the black arts.
More powerful foes necessitate more subtle methods. A dagger in the dark or poison in a meal are always recommended when possible, though some adversaries will be so well guarded as to render these options inviable. When more drastic action becomes required, the Officio Assassinorum and the skilled operatives of the various Death Cults are an Inquisitor's most valuable assets, and they may be supported by Storm Troopers should the need arise to confront a large number of opponents ...."
More to come, if anyone is interested, including a short story! Please let me know if you'd like to hear more.
If this guy was to be reflected in an army list, would he count as a psyker?
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
He is reflected, in fact, in my army list, and is the focal point of it (which is why I'm writing this fluff). I really like to do a lot with my armys' commanders because you can do a little RPing that way; the commander represents the player himself/herself on the battlefied.
Anyway, Heinrich Sprenger does not use psychic powers (or have the ability to), and is generally VERY vehemently anti-psyker. The only psykers he tolerates are Astropaths and Grey Knights (and of course the Emperor, though he would not call the Emperor a psyker) for the reasons defined above. In game terms, he looks like this:
WS5 BS4 S3 T3 W3 I5 A3/4 Ld10 (WS and I are increased by henchmen)
He is equipped with a bolt pistol, master-crafted power weapon, Liber Heresius, and Rosarius
Cost: 116 points