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I play chaos mostly so the fluff for this is beyond me, but two questions.

1. How many Custodian Guards are there? Would there be enough to justify fluff-wise using some as a squad of count-as grey knights?

2. On an image-board site (/tg/), There was a thread the other day about IG vs Zombies, a kind of what if scenario , and someone mentioned there was actually an Imperium sect for dealing with zombies, through nurgle plauge, tzeentch plans, what have you.
If this is true, what is the name of it?
 

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I believe the number of Grey Knights is put at about 3,000 men, though that certainly doesn't represent all the Custodes, you specifically mentioned using Grey Knights.

I don't know about a segment of the Imperium that was created just for hunting zombies... I've certainly never heard of it.

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There are about 1000 custodes, if you wanted to use them the a GK squad counts as is the best bet.

there is indeed a sect of the inquisition dedicated to the reaserch, understanding and destruction of the plague zombies.
 

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One could suggest that the Custodes are the only legion left in the Imperium. Therefore they could number several thousand. They very rarely leave Terra and when they do, I'm not sure they would go around fighting in a major conflict.
Grey Knights are too weak to represent them correctly. Remember that the Custode is to a marine what a marine is to a man.

Some sect of the Inquisition deals with the nurgle disease that turns people into Zombies. Not sure who they are though.
 

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The Custodes wouldn't be a 40k army. They're far too exceptional. Not to mention major players. It'd be like having a Black Library army, or fielding a Primarch. Their job is to guard the Emperor. You might get away with having them attached to a marine/guard platoon on some sort of mysterious mission. But it's just... Mm. Dubious.

Az, where'd you get that figure from? They're a legion. 1000 would be a small portion.

Ordo Plaugaris, I think. Or Ordo Sepultum. Something along those lines, and more or less a cognate. They popped into existence in the EoT campaign, investigated the Nurgle zombie plague. They have no fluff whatsoever, beyond a one sentence mention (I think in Codex:Assasins) as one of the more esoteric orders of the Inquisition. There was another group that dealt exclusively with poisons. There was another one that policed the Assassin temples, and a final one that obliterated a person utterly, down to their tax file number, dog, and butt-groove on their favorite bar stool.
 

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When the Emperor ascended the Golden Throne the Custodes swore to never leave his side again. It is extremely unlikely that they ever leave Terra, or even the Imperial Palace.
They are supposed to be 10,000 strong, if I remember correctly, and 300 of them, called the
Companions, the most powerful Custodians, constantly is at the Emperor's side.
 

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A sect especially dedicated to dealing with zombos? Never heard of it but it appeals very much to my zombie mindset!

 

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Ordo Sepultum, thats the one, thanks harlequin, rep for obscure knowledge. I think I'm going to make some of these guys for a display, Inquisitor and whatever circled by a huge swarm of them
 

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The Ordo Sepulcturum get covered briefly in Inquisitor: The Thorians which is free for download on the Specialist Games site.

They're a group of (usually ex-Ordo Malleus) Inquisitors who have grouped up to investigate warp-bourne viruses like the Zombie Plague and the Obliterator Virus, but especially the Zombies. A good number of them are Thorians and are interested in how plague zombies retain a warp-presence after death (hence psykers can sometimes control them), as a means to one day understanding how the golden throne might work..
 

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There was another group that dealt exclusively with poisons.
Venenum.
There was another one that policed the Assassin temples,
Ordo Sicarius of the Inquisition.
and a final one that obliterated a person utterly, down to their tax file number, dog, and butt-groove on their favorite bar stool.
Yep, but that one I still don't recall the name of. Was it Nictus? Certainly something with latin meaning relating to non-existence, anyway...
 

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Venenum were an Assassin temple, not an Inquisitorial order though.. As I believe were the other one, who were probably intended as a joke.. I can't remember what it is, but their latin name means 'empty' and they were never elaborated.

The Ordo Sicarius are Inquisitors though..
 

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They appeared in Soul Drinkers Omnibus. They burned down the wing of a library on Terra that held the Soul Drinker data, removed them from the databases and killed a clerk who happened to be in the area lest he had read some of it.
 
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