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I decided for my DH army that I wanted to include an inquisitor and take a step away from pure GK. But i also wanted to give my =][= a psycannon and find replacements for the terrible looking gun servitor models, which made me look to conversions. I then discovered redemptionist models from necromunda. i LOVED the models! so i decided to turn my inq and my retinue into redemptionist conversions, with a priest being the =I= and deacons as servitors (and scroll bearing familiars as sages). So then i needed a story for me to fit redemptionists into my army. Learning a bit about the redemptionists, it would seem like the two are not at all incompatible, both being super-religious zealots. now granted im no fluff master with either army or 40k as a whole, so if there's something that doesn't make sense, please do point it out
The story that i came up with popped into my head when i was talking to my friend and joking about how the redemptionist models kinda looked like klansmen... kinda wierd but whatever, they still look cool.
So the story revolves around the priest of a particular house, Priest Crux of the (Vigilant?) Crusaders. Crux was an especially devout and fiery priest, unforgiving and unmerciful to those he believed to be inpure or heretical. This made him a notorious figure around the area of the underhive, certainly a figure to fear if you were pointed a finger at. But besides being a fiery priest of great faith, the man was also a passionate orator and preacher, amassing a good sized gang in the underive under his spell of speech.
Eventually however, above the underhive he feels "a disturbance". There certain changes in law and jurisdicion that just seem awkward for an imperium law maker. He feels corruption in some officials, perhaps chaos, but not sure. After venturing out in search of this corruption (covertly of course), he and his minions decide definitively that the mayor/governor (some kind of local official) is in fact corrupted, and decide to make a vigilantee move on it. Robert Crux decides that a small coup was in order. Utilizing his army of unyielding faith and devotion, a rebellion takes place. They have enough force to make the officials call upon the higher ups for help. They report a "cult-like group of religious nuts" lead by " 'Coup' Crux", as to distinguish from Robert's brother, Roger Crux who was alongside his Priest brother a fiery redemptionist, who shared his brother's faith but expressed it in a different way, namely anarchic terrorism (as opposed to more organized religious militant movements).
Roger had been convicted of this many years ago and had become infamous for his deeds (and thus the necessity to distinguish Crux the Bomber from Coup Crux).
In light of the situation, the inquisition and some sisters were sent in to quell the rebellion, fearing that this "cult" may be somehow chaotic or daemonic in nature. However, once they arrived, they too notice the "corruption", and upon further investigation came to the same conclusion Crux had come to, and persecuted the official and his lackies to the fullest, and worked alongside Priest Crux and his men of redemption. It had turned out that the official was in fact a secret Gue'vesa, covertly cooperating with the Tau for "the greater good" and sabotaging the imperiums plans (for some reason i just hate the Tau. I had to work in that Crux hates the Tau as well ).
Since the "coup", the inquisition made Crux and honorary member, learning for a while under a number of inquisitors as an acolyte, later becoming a full fledged inquisitor himself. His followers and assigned grey knights or sisters would be known as the "Rebel Knights (of Coup Crux's Crusade)", especially serving to destroy threats of xenos defection along with daemonic threats. So in a way they are "space racists" :lol:
I don't have a WH army myself but a friend does and we do plan to "mix" them should the need come (both are small armies, we could combine them if we need a big army to play with), or I could lend Crux to him should he need an Inquisitor once in a while (I'm making the psycannon detachable, dangling it from a servo skull that's replacable).
As far as the story goes, I want to continue it by including that Crux frees his brother, and then somehow include his brother Roger into some kind of story or army. That'd be kinda cool.
Last edited by INQ; February 21st, 2007 at 21:00.
I'm not sure about having a redemptionist becoming an inquisitor. The thing about Redemptionists is that, generally, while they are accepted and form part of the umbrella church of the Ecclesiarchy, they're pretty ultra puritan, extreme and militant. This makes them rather unsuitable for Inquisitorial work, as their faith has a real problem with mutants and psykers (including, I'd guess, navigators and astropaths.) In fact, they want to see every human being scourged with the fires of redemption.. A redemptionist inquisitor who carries on in this kind of manner is going to get in trouble. The Imperium as a whole doesn't really like loonies torching planets because one kid there was born with an extra toe. It needs subtle servants.
Here's some options though..
1) Include the redemptionists as redemptionists.. It's not that unfeasable. Just say they're cultists who have been left behind on a world the grey knights are cleansing and have joined forces with them out of convenience. After all, although grey knights are psykers, they probably have enough 'holy angels of death' factor to win over the most stubborn redemptionist preacher.
2) Have Crux learn a lot of things during his acolyte training.. His master might initially see him as a pawn, a crazed fanatic who can be thrown at persistant obscales.. However, over time, he demonstrates himself as more than just a stubborn oaf and becomes more subtle and embroiled in the Inquisitorial mentality. By the time he is allowed to proceed to full inquisitor status, he's got all the raw cunning and subtlety of a weasel and uses his understanding of the redemptionist creed to manipulate followers to fight for him.
3) Just use the model to represent a hardline puritan inquisitor or an ecclesiarchical cardinal. I assume you mean you're using the new redemptionist models, which don't have actual bandit style 'masks?' I see no reason why those models couldn't be used to represent a whole range of different crazed, religious figures.. Not just cultists of the redemptionist crusade.
idea 1 and 2 are both intriguing... but i think ima go with 1, as that way it's easier to explain the why he has redemptionist deacons as servitors and such. They're his loyal followers from since before the coup. So while he isn't ever officially an "Inquisitor", in all manner and respects he acts as such, and does the duties of an =I=, and will work for the inquisition (which does win his faithful respect for) if they would requisition him in such a way (and perhaps to a certain extent the inquisiton treats him like an inquisitor as well).
as far as modelling, i was planning to use THIS as Crux's body and the right head HERE for his, well, head. add a tome and a torch and give the servo skull his weapons. for deacons, THIS with one of THESE heads.
and lastly, as far as his brother goes, i was wondering if it would be impossible to turn him into a space marine or even a grey knight... like what if he was only a teenager, which is the conscription age for space marines correct? and he goes into training, eventually becoming a grey knight or something... though considering his extravagant ways, that might not be possible. i dono, the more i think about it, the cooler his brother seems. i want to include him in a bigger way.
Last edited by INQ; February 21st, 2007 at 20:26.