Despite my first idea for Inq28 warband being a radical Hybris Inquisitrix, the Ordo Malleus finally got the nod over the Ordo Xenos. In this case I went with a puritanical faction, which tries to defend the God-Emperor’s ongoing plan and thus the status quo.
The Amalathians believe that the Emperor has a grand plan and that it is unfolding as it should. They are therefore concerned with maintaining the status quo and react vehemently against change. They are less concerned about the threat of mutation, witchery and the like, and more active in ensuring there is harmony within the vast Imperial organizations, that any rivalries and discord are dealt with and kept to a minimum.
It is the code of the Amalathian that strength is achieved through unity, and politicking and change will serve only to destabilize the Imperium. Noted amongst the many allies of the Amalathian are the Adeptus Arbites and local security forces. The mandate of such organizations being the upholding of imperial law and order thus maintaining the status quo and, in the eyes of the Amalathian, the strength inherent in the Imperium and the Emperor’s design for it.
Amalathian Inquisitors make a point of cooperating with local Imperial authorities, although their official remit is unrestricted. Where other Inquisitors demand, Amalathians politely “request”, and do their best to keep their allies informed.
So Inquisitor Sidereus Poena emerged from my bitz box, equipped with a mighty power armour and a force sword – ready to purge all forms of change.
His oldest and most obscured henchman is the huge hunched Interrogator Traxus, who always unravels the truth – be it by injection, a blistering branding iron or his mysterious ability to weaken his clients’ bodies without a single touch. Nobody besides Poena himself knows, what lurks behind the Interrogator’s signature mask.
After the successful subjugation of a tainted reformation movement within the Ecclesiarchy on Calamus-II, the Inquisitor received a reward taken from the old relics: a nephilim-class cherub named Baraq’el, inheriting the venerable programs of The Harpy and The Crusader, despite resembling a reaper’s appearance. This ticking wonder of technology brings in a blood-soaked harvest, whenever the whirr of its chain halberd begins to fill the air.
Recently the inquisitor could manage a contract with a former desperado and self-proclaimed head hunter. Acolyte Weslaus, an orphan and involuntary killer of his own father, managed to take out a whole order of heretical gun-slinger assassins and decided to hunt their taint from then on. The sharpshooter wields an ancient psi-rifle, which is cumbersome, unreliable and ineffective against profane targets compared with more common sniper rifles, but represents a potent weapon against the forces of chaos, the witch, the daemon.