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Ok, testing out an idea to justify jumping witchhunters at every oppurtunity. ^_^
I haven't thought out names, so I'll just put them as x,y and all the other letters.
Inquisitor X had just been promoted to a full inquisitor after a century serving as an acolyte for Inquisitor Y. This promotion occured just in time for him to participate in the First Battle of Armageddon, sent along with an Ordo Malleus force to crush the Chaos invasion. Though the Order took great losses during the battle, they emerged victorious, and Inquisitor X had fought well, proving himself a valuable member of the Inquisiton.
However, the fate set in store for the loyal citizens who had fought valiantly to hold back the Chaos horde long enough for help to arrive disgusted Inquisitor X. That death was to serve as the reward of such noble men was unfathomable, so Inquisitor X faked the death of a regiment and took the men away with him. Grateful to the Inquisitor, and having great experience in the First War, many of the men served as inquisitorial stormtroopers for Inquisitor X. The others were led away to settle on other nearby planets, to lead "normal" lives, or whatever that is for a guardsmen. However, the field-promoted sargent of the regiment showed exceptional strength and an iron will, as well as a strong presence in the warp. Believing the man to be a potential canidate for the Grey Knights, Inquisitor X took him away to Titan.
Centuries later, that man had become Brother-Captain Z, a renowned and well respected leader amongst the Grey Knights. Inquisitor X, while a respectable inquisitor, had not become well known as he tended to keep his work quiet. Though his men from Armageddon should have been long dead, they weren't. (I can't think of why this would be, anyone have a suggestion?) As he believed there to be a potential infestation on a planet bordering Eldar territory, Inquisitor X requested the assistance of Brother-Captain Z, as well as a few specialists from the inquisiton, to go deal with the problem.
As Inquisitor X set off with his forces to dispatch of the problem, Karamazov was looking through records of the First Battle of Armageddon when he discovered what seemed to be a cover up. After a further inquiry, Karamazov discovered Inquisitor X had secretly saved a regiment of guardsmen, including a man who was rumored to be a potent potential psyker, Karamazov delcared Inquisitor X excommunicus, and vowed to hunt down the heretic himself. He raced ahead to set up a trap for Inquisitor X on the infested planet.
When Inquisitor X arrived, he was shocked to find a large force of witchhunters already there. Even more shocking was the sight of Karamazov, who informed Inquisitor X he had been declared excommunicus for sheltering a psyker and allowing him to infect imperial forces. At that point, the witchhunters surged forth upon Inquisitor X's forces, who were greatly outnumbered. Showing why he had selected them in the first place, the men from armageddon through themselves at the power-armoured horde, furious at those who would try to kill Inquisitor X. Their assault allowed the Inquisitor to escape with a smaller force of storm troopers and all the Grey Knights, though the charging company was vanquished in the fires of the witchhunters.
After escaping, the Grey Knights questioned (the stormtroopers already knew) why the Inquisitor had Karamazov chasing after him. He sat down and explained how their Brother-Captain Z was originally from Armageddon, and how he was supposed to have been killed due to his participation in the battle. Shocked and angered that anyone would want to kill their beloved leader, a man who had already vanquised 2 Greater Daemons, the Grey Knights swore vengance upon Karamazov. Since that day, the forces of Inquisitor X have been roaming the imperium, fighting Chaos where they find it, and laucnhing lightning raids upon the sactuaries of the Ordo Herectus for their involvement with Karazmov. Several sanctuaries of the Sisters which were rumored to be destroyed by necron forces were actually assaulted by Inquisitor X.
Karamazov better watch his back, because these men will jump him at his first slip.
So, what do yall think? And I know this probably would be better off in the fluff forum, but I trust you guys more.
Nice work..for a Heretic. .Inquisitors are always at eachother's throats,especialy those nosey Witch Hunters, so it fits with the fluff quite well. Especialy for an arsehole like Karamazov to be in somebody else's buisiness.
The only problem is that when you become a space marine, you are dead. By dead, I mean that your mind gets wiped, proof of your existance eradicated.
I would just say that kazmarof declared inquisitor X "Extremis Diabolis." Then say that the ordo malleus granted the support of BC Z to his operations.
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That would go well, as would the rest of it, bar a few points if I may.Originally posted by Grand Master Overcannon@Feb 23 2005, 016
I would just say that kazmarof declared inquisitor X "Extremis Diabolis." Then say that the ordo malleus granted the support of BC Z to his operations.[snapback]336347[/snapback]
But I don't like the idea of the rest of the regiment "somehow" surviving, without enhancement. Maybe Inquisitor X survived the First War in stupidly suicidal circumstances, and Karamazov got jealous and threw some rumours around. There needn't be the huge gap; there is always the "lost in the Warp" excuse, but that's used so much it's unreal.
The GK master thing wouldn't work; GK are only called in by the Ordo Malleus to deal with dÃ¦mons, and are not given much (if any) autonomy of action. They wouldn't be able to follow Inquisitor X around as freely as you suggest. Plus the fact that SM implants wouldn't work on a human the age of an Imperial Guardsman, they work with the body's natural growth processes.
I like the idea of a vendetta against Hereticus very much though. Why keep this away from the Fluff forum?
I dunno I guess I wanna pass it by here first.
And about the guardsmen, yeah I know it's kinda lame for em to still be alive, but I want them to be the same guardsmen, just dunno how to justify it.
There are several ways to do this.Originally posted by Terzo@Feb 23 2005, 00:42
Though his men from Armageddon should have been long dead, they weren't. (I can't think of why this would be, anyone have a suggestion?)[snapback]336332[/snapback]
The most obvious is simply to decrease the amount of time, and say it was only 10 years or so. :rolleyes:
You could say they had been travelling a lot, you know the old thing, weeks pass in the warp, months pass real time etc.
You could put it down to a time dilation eddy effect, e.g. they got trapped in some unusual phenomena and came out...bingo its 50 years.
Just needs a bit of imagination.
well, first off, i don't particularly like your fluff. i don't mean to sound harsh, but that's simply the blunt way of putting it. but your fluff is rescuable!
ok, first, the witch hunter guy would not excommunicate Inquisitor X based solely on the fact that he had harbored a psyker. if the psyker was impure, he would have died before becoming a grey knight.
second, Inquisitor X faked the deaths of a regiment of guardsmen. wow, big deal. X is an inquisitor. he has the right to do that if he wants. kazmarof hunts heretics. he is a senior inquisitor. he has better things to do than look through old battle reports of armageddon.
as for how to fix your fluff, this is what I think you should do. First off, don't use kazmarof. make up a witch hunters inquisitor to hunt down X. you also need a better reason as to why this inquisitor would hunt X. i'd make it something like a clash of jurisdictions. X took a psyker for his retinue that Inquisitor Y (witch hunter) wrongly believes to be a heretic. Y attacks X, and of course, X fights back. the grey knights fight Y because he is in the path of X and grey knights, who are tracking a daemon.
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the grey knights wouldnt follow some random inquisitor on his vengeance quest and they certaintly wouldnt go up against one as powerful and piuos as kamorov without good reasons.
Grey Knights are fantatically loyal even more so that normal chapters. THey do as they are told.
but good story though
WELL SAID, NO MORE SQUATS THEY ARE DEAD GET OVER ITOriginally Posted by artificer
Well, i don't want the vendetta to be against some minor witchhunter inquisitor. I want it to be against Karamazov. I want my Grey Knights to have a reason to loathe him so much that they would attack him first over any other army bar chaos, or an army that uses daemons due to the daemonhunter adversary rules.
I figured Armageddon would be a good starting place due to the demons during the first battle. Anyways, I'm open up to alternate ideas, but the above criteria must be met. I need a good reason to hate Karamazov (for my troops, I don't need a reason!