Thade served under Eois for twenty years, at first as a student and servant, but later as an interrogator and a warrior very adept with a sword. Though Eois was a successful inquisitor who prosecuted many cases, his radicalism brought the ire of the ordo masters to him. He found it more and more difficult to work in the Jarean subsector, having access to increasingly fewer resources as other, more puritanical inquisitors blocked him. When a case took him to the Hiram subsector, he transplanted his operation, finding the Ordo Hereticus there to be much more open-minded.
In Hiram, Thade was nominated and promoted to the rank of full inquisitor at the age of 38. He followed in his master’s footsteps, becoming a member of the Recongregator faction, though his ideology is not at odds with the Istvaanians nor Xanthites. Having a knack for manipulation and infiltration, Thade broke open a number cases in his early days as an inquisitor. Often when he discovered a cult, he would not destroy them right away, but allow them to grow, manipulating them for his own goals. More than once, he would use one cult to destroy another, or create divisions and mutinies within a cult so that it would destroy itself. Such plans would usually take months or even years to come to fruition, but Thade preferred them to an outright purge as it gave him access to hidden resources and knowledge. Plus, Thade always eliminated a cult entirely when he finally let the hammer fall.
More so than cults, Thade targeted corruption within the Imperium itself. More than once he has stirred up cults or a local rabble to gain access to corrupt officials in the confusion, or have them eliminated in the fray. In 835, he discovered that the planetary governor of Venshorre, a budding hive world, had been funnelling money and resources to fund his own private army and fleet. Stirring up a popular revolt in two of the largest hives, Thade was able to expose the corruption when the governor brought his private forces in to quell the riots. Disguised and leading the charge, Thade was able to turn the garrisoned PDF and storm the palace. The inquisitor didn’t personally fling the governor’s body from the palace balcony, but Thade was present...
Two years later, as he was still helping to rebuild the local governance, Thade got word that the daemon from Namen’s Home had escaped the custody of the Ordo Malleus. Immediately, he left the subsector and began hunting it down. Eois joined him and together they scoured the Yyerial sector for the beast.
The ordos had interrogated it for many long years and had discovered much. The daemon’s name was Gnar’laxx, a prince of immense power and charisma. Before the Great Crusade, it had enslaved entire populations, carving out a small empire of seven worlds. But the people were primitive, always kept under the heel of the daemon. When the Crusade came to liberate them, the enslaved fought fiercely, but were hopelessly out-classed by the Astartes and were cut down to a man. Gnar’laxx escaped, fleeing into the Warp, only to return in M33 and begin binding more subjects to its will. That time it was stopped by Saint Namen, who, in a secret battle, trapped the daemon in the volcano, where it was imprisoned for millennia.
The Ordo Malleus believed that it would flee back to the Warp, but Thade had felt its touch and knew its lust for domination. Taking the better part of a decade, Eois and Thade eventually tracked the daemon to a small moon on the trailing edge of the sector. There, they fought Gnar’laxx in personal combat, Thade managing to bind the daemon’s essence to a sword which he still carries today (see Sanction Order 77ub9