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    hey you guy I need help here I don't have the Codex assassins I don't intend on playing with these assassins esspeacially because I am trying to write some fluff which includes an Callidus Assassin.

    I am wondering if anyone is ready to enlighten me on beliefs or any thing about their weapon designs. I am trying to get my story as accurate as possible.

    I say again I am trying to write a story, some fluff to let you people enjoy.
    no spam(it is very much hated).
    Please help me. I am on my knees here I will pm the story to the one who helps me with the Info I need, three days before I post it.
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    Ok so I have to double post to get the info is that it?
    I am stuck in chapter 2 can move Inch from my arse because I can get that Info.
    so I went and Got the Info I needed,
    and here you go:

    CALLIDUS IMPERIAL ASSASSIN
    Hidden cult leaders and rebel lords plan, scheme and plot against the Imperium, never realising that death waits for them amongst their loyal followers. Rarely do they suspect the trusted lieutenant or the harmless courtesan that ends their miserable existence, but such is the way of the Assassins of the Callidus temple.

    OFFICIO ASSASSINORUM
    The Officio Assassinorum is considered, by the few individuals who are even aware of its existence, to be the ultimate tool of destruction and diplomacy. In an Imperium that spans an entire galaxy, there are many who believe that they can defy its authority. Some simply crave for independence away from the Imperial cult, the Ecclesiarchy and a galaxy seemingly ruled by twelve faceless figures in the name of a lifeless Emperor. Others have fallen under the domination of Genestealers or been seduced by the promises of Chaos. This is the Assassin's battleground - the misguided and the ambitious, the foolish and the perverted, all must be purged for the greater good of humanity. No heretics can be allowed to stand against the Imperium or their foul thoughts would spread across the galaxy like a cankerous infection in the greatest civilisation mankind has ever known. Planetary rulers across the Imperium must understand that abuse of their power will result in them facing the justice of the sword and gun. Some may be able to avoid the judiciaries of the Adeptus Arbites, fewer still may be able to face off against the Imperial Guard and the Adeptus Astartes, but let it be known that none can stand against the Officio Assassinorum!

    CALLIDUS TEMPLE
    The Callidus temple is the most subtle of the ancient hidden temples of the Officio Assassinorum, specialising in the artful deception of the enemies of the Imperium.

    The methods of the Callidus temple are those of utmost cunning and subtlety. They are often used on missions where overt interference by the Imperium will upset the intricate balance of power maintained by the High Lords of Terra. The Callidus Assassin is the ultimate tool against the over-ambitious who use diplomacy, bribes and corruption to further their position. Such individuals play a dangerous game in the corridors of power, making a mockery of the Imperium whilst appearing to do no wrong.

    The techniques that the Callidus temple use to bring down a target are many and diverse, and can go far beyond that of simply killing the perpetrator. The Callidus temple undertake many covert operations which may involve an Assassin infiltrating an enemy civilisation for months or even years. Their aim is to get close to the chosen target, so that they can carry out their mission. This could range from simply influencing important decisions to eliminating the target at a key moment.

    To achieve their exacting tasks the Callidus temple specialise in the use and development of the shape-altering drug Polymorphine. An injection of Polymorphine allows a trained Callidus Assassin to completely change their appearance. Under the influence of Polymorphine, the user's body undergoes dramatic changes and only a fully trained individual is able to keep these changes under control. Essentially, at a cellular level, the bonds that hold the flesh, bone and nerve cells together are broken down by the Polymorphine drug, allowing the user a brief period to literally rearrange their cell structure. They can lengthen bones, stretch skin, change the size and shape of their muscles, convert protein cells to fat cells and vice versa. Once the Polymorphine drug has done its work the cells re-establish their bonds and the trained Assassin will now be changed into a new form until another injection of the Polymorphine drug allows the Assassin to re-assume their original shape or change to that of another.

    All the Assassins of the Callidus temple are trained in the use of Polymorphine. With Polymorphine alone a Callidus Assassin may masquerade as any human being they may choose, from a beautiful young woman to a crippled old man. However, in addition the Medicus Adepts of the Imperium have developed a range of surgical implants to allow Callidus Assassins to mimic members of alien races, like Orks and Eldar. The implants consist of flexi-cartilage and hardened synskin, similar to that used in the black carapace of Space Marines. When the Assassin is in normal form these implants lie dormant under their flesh and within their bones. It is only when Polymorphine is injected that these implants react to stimulants within the drug and transform into the genetically encoded shapes that allow the Assassin to restructure their body into the grotesque and hunched form of an Ork, or the lithe and graceful body of an Eldar. The most startling and horrific of these implants are those that allow a Callidus Assassin to transform themselves into the totally alien form of a Genestealer Hybrid!

    Whilst using Polymorphine an Assassin must have complete control of their body as well as total empathy with the subject they are attempting to replicate. The high level of discipline required by the complex, ritualised forms of combat also helps the Assassin achieve the inner calm and total concentration required. Over the centuries, the Masters of the Callidus temple have learnt that the female body and psyche is better able to implement these changes, and by and large the female novitiates make better chameleons than the men.

    Callidus Assassins undergo years of rigorous training to use Polymorphine and become one of the living weapons of the Callidus temple. As part of this training, the Callidus temple practises innumerable ancient and secret martial arts. These arts train the Assassin in many deadly forms of combat, against which even a battle-trained foe would be hard pressed to find a suitable defence. A Callidus Assassin must move among the enemy as one of them, so choice of weaponry is always limited and in some cases the Assassin may be forced to fight barehanded. Even so a Callidus Assassin is just as deadly unarmed as when carrying the lethal but easily concealed weaponry used by the Callidus Temple.

    On the battlefield, Callidus Assassins are landed behind enemy lines, where they use their cunning and stealth to infiltrate the enemy army. Usually this is done by eliminating individuals and taking their place. By disguising themselves with the recently deceased's armour and wargear and using Polymorphine to change their body, the Callidus Assassin can assume the identity of almost anyone in the enemy force. Using this technique the Callidus Assassin can get close to enemy commanders or powerful psykers, influencing their strategy and finally killing them when the opportunity arises.

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    Alright i've got some info for you. Aint much, but its some (betra en ekkert).

    There is a trilogy called "Inquisition War" there one of the main characters is a Callidus and there you can truly see the effects of polymorphine both physically and mentally. And there the Callidus used a wide array of Jokaero weapons. Jokaero weapons are always very discreet in their design, a popular version being a ring.
    Within one of these rings the assassin carries a wide variety of one-use weapons. Examples include a one use flamer, a high powered laser, a neural toxin needler, high powered explosive device...etc.

    Also, in extreme circumstances a Callidus has ben forced to use Polymorphine as an actual weapon. When injected into an individual that is not trained in handling it has fatal consequences, the subjects body going into flux and finally transforming into something like slime.

    Also (although im no authority on the matter) they employ a highly effective power weapon known as a C'Tan phase knife. I think others might be better fluff equipped to explain where and how they make them.

    Hope it helped...

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    and an assassin with those implants can only change into the form the implants were implanted for
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    From what I remember Meh'Lindi had about a dozen different identities, which she considered as sisters and friends. She even managed to fool an Eldar by posing as one.

    As the best candidate available she was chosen for an experimental use of polymorphine. Implants where used to enable her to actually transform into something resembling a genestealer, aprt from the fact that she only had to arms or claws for that matter ...lol. After she transforms back into her normal self she ends up with a voracious appetite for food.

    Unfortunately this implantation process precluded her from ever transforming into any of her sisters again...

    Hope this helps.

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    thanks you guys Any info vital and of course as I promised the fisrt one to reply will get the story before hand to read so that one will be:

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