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Alright so I came up for what I thought was an interesting idea for a Grey Knight character, but am having trouble with the details. So I thought I'd ask for help from more qualified fluff experts.
My idea was to have a Grey Knight Grand Master, Brother-Captain, or Champion who broke the order's rules. Because he was un-tainted, he was spared from execution. Instead, he was sentenced to roam the Eye of Terror with the men under his command and a small battleship until he had either redeemed himself in the eyes of the order or died. So for years he's been wandering the Chaos territories fighting battle after battle as a form of knightly penance. I liked the idea of a penitent knight on a quest for redemption as it fits the religious and chivalric themes inherent in the Grey Knights.
My first question is whether or not this would be feasible? My second is what offense would warrant such a punishment?
I may not be a 'fluff expert' but from what I've read, I dont believe there would be anything apart from unleashing a great evil upon the world or being tainted to be worthy of punishment. Grey Knights themselves tend to do things by the book I guess you could say. Hope that helps.
As for what would warrant punishment ... got to wonder what happened to those 'blood for the blood god' GKs from the bloodtide story.
Im not sure if they would even be punished... their actions may seem a bit chaotic, but overall they did their duty and what was necessary at the time. This may not be the case but thats how I interpret it...
I was thinking something along the lines of deciding to protect a city rather than pursuing a greater daemon, and then later that daemon wipes out a whole planet. Seems like something that would be punished because he didn't put the mission first, but not serious enough to warrant execution.
As for the penance itself, sending him into the Eye of Terror after the daemon and saying he couldn't return until the daemon was killed, he had slain as many daemons as there were people on the destroyed planet, or he died in battle. It sounds like it'd be a Win/Win scenario for the Grey Knights since at best they knock another dangerous daemon off the list and at worst they lose a brother they view as a liability.
As has been said, Grey Knights are far too pragmatic. Besides the reasons already given, they know that daemons can't really be killed, so they wouldn't send someone running off after one on a pointless quest. If there was a serious infraction of the Grey Knight rules, it would most likely be something like he tried breaking into the Purifiers' vault or something, and then if they didn't kill him they'd probably just mindwipe him and have him start over as a battle-brother, or selectively mindwipe that one experience from him.