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Please don't kill me, I know that Grey Knights don't go rebel/renegade/turn to chaos/do anything bad, but i have a problem.
My army basically consists of an Inquisitor Lady of the Ordo Malleus), who requisitioned some of the Exorcists chapter (grey knight descendants) and some random guard. When she was ordered to return these and some other significant event happened, she decided that she still needed them and so kinda ran away. However, I want to add some daemonhunter attatchments in apocalypse and I can't think of many ways for Grey Knights to fight with her.
Current ideas (all involve her requisitioing them for assistance first):
-She saved their lives: blood debt.
-Her personal bodyguard left over from previous battles, they share her view of the corrupt system the Imperium has become.
-When the order for a recall arrives, she hides it from the armies and replies that she is making her own force. In response some other Inquisitors requisition armies to attack her and declare her a herretic. As she doesn't tell her forces this they think that the Imperium has betrayed them and so fight for the Emperor seperate from the other guys.
-The apocalypse battle is a battle from before she declared herself renegade and ran away.
It is vital to understand that the Inquisitor, although willing to fight Imperium forces if necessary, fights for the Emperor and the good of mankind. It is also important that when she runs away from the Imperium, she only has about 2000 guardsmen, a small fleet and a handful of space marines. She then recruits more men after shes gone into hiding.
Thanks for help.
She's on a countdown, when the GK's are nearby, and she's got a pretty solid enough force and fleet for her to go out on her own to combat the enemies of the Imperium the way that she thinks appropriate. When she slips off from the scene, she can always hire the services of the Renegade Chapters so in effect, she'll still have SM as part of her force, just not GK's .
That's how the fluff goes anyways .
Last edited by Kai-Itza; September 7th, 2010 at 19:32.
OK, how about they faced some great horror and learned some terrible truth. For example: they slay some terrible deamon that was going to kill & burn a thousand worlds, with it's dying breath it swears it will rise again when blah, blah happens.When she was ordered to return these and some other significant event happened, she decided that she still needed them and so kinda ran away.
The signs are coming true and they relize the deamon is going to rize again but the higher-ups don't believe the prophercy or the signs so recall the forces.
Being sworn to fight the forces of Chaos where ever they are found and truley believing the orders for recall were given in error because of limited intell, they decide they must follow the signs untill they find the Deamon and stop it from rising again.
Honestly believing their cause is just and knowing if they bring back the Deamons head as proof they will vindicate themselves they see no choice but to keep going untill they find the Deamon.
Simple answer.. she's lying to them.
Inquisitors lie professionally. Their whole lives are taken up by secrets, backstabbing and espionage. Pretending to follow one agenda while following another is probably on page one of 'burning heretics for dummies'. As for fighting Imperial forces, grey knights do it all the time. They will merrily kill whole regiments of Imperial guard or exterminate space marine chapters to the last brother in order to accomplish their missions (because their missions are generally so important that such casualties are acceptable).
Also, Inquisitors don't requisition space marines. Space marines have a direct mandate from the Emperor which supercedes an Inquisitorial seal (both organizations theoretically answer only to the Emperor). Space marines choose whether to ally with Inquisitors.
Also, a key problem with your fluff is that there is no 'order for recall'. An Inquisitor has limitless authority.. theoretically if he wants to requisition the entire Gothic sector fleet for a million years he can do it. Of course, trying to do so will likely result in another Inquisitor (or more likely a group) deciding he's gone mental and quietly putting a bullet in his head before he wastes massive ammounts of Imperial resources for no good reason.
That's how the Inquisition works.. it's not a military branch, it's a group of fantastically intelligent, disciplined and motivated individuals given limitless power but constantly watching and sniping (figuratively or literally) at each other in an attempt to ensure that power is only used 'properly'.
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; September 7th, 2010 at 22:24.
Perhaps they are a part of her force because the enemy (whoever that is) has blockaded the planet and has set up lots of problems like off-planet teleport disruptors etc. The Grey Knights have no choice but to fight alongside her or get killed, eaten by whatever you're fighting.
The Grey Knights may believe they are exclusive Daemon-hunters but things like Orks really don't care, Eldar have seen the future and think they know better, Tyranids can't understand such small ideas as that and want to eat all. Basically the enemy won't leave them alone on account of it.
Last edited by Leech; September 7th, 2010 at 23:51.
I was going to suggest something akin to what Giant Mantis has said; it would have to be something that the Inquisitor was doing that would class them as 'renegade'
Perhaps there is a long-standing relationship between the Inquisitor and the Grey Knights in question; they've often fought together, they trust each other implicitly and often work together.
So the Inquisitor requests their aid for a mission or two, but perhaps withholds the true purpose of what they are doing from them. There may be complications along the way (Leech had some pretty good ideas there) and they end up having to stick together, even if the Grey Knights aren't entirely certain they're doing the right thing.
Thanks for help so far, I can pretty much use all of these, but if anyone has any other ideas keep them coming.
Just to clear some things up:
[QUOTE=The_Giant_Mantis;1738855]Also, a key problem with your fluff is that there is no 'order for recall'. An Inquisitor has limitless authority.. theoretically if he wants to requisition the entire Gothic sector fleet for a million years he can do it. Of course, trying to do so will likely result in another Inquisitor (or more likely a group) deciding he's gone mental and quietly putting a bullet in his head before he wastes massive ammounts of Imperial resources for no good reason.[QOUTE]
Again easily solvable, many inquisitors disagree with her actions (say one with more reputation requests her help and she denies, so him and his mates bully up against her and shes forced to flee. After a couple of years, shes killed so many of their assassins/armies that nearly the whole Inquisition consider her an enemy even though she acted in self-defence.