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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2010, 09:56:59 AM »
+++ INCOMING TRANSMISSION +++

+ To: Cathaxian Conclave
+ Priority: Alpha One
+ Subject: Attack on Conclave Members

+++ MESSAGE BEGINS +++

My Lords,

I am Jarrad Cross Equerry and Aspirant to Inquisitor Necris, I bring grave news in the wake of the elections of the new Lord Inquisitor, My Lord Necris was to hold a conclave of his peerage, brothers and sisters of close relations with himself. On the eve of this meeting an individual known as Inquisitor Niska arrived at my masters estate and laid waste to it making off with several artefacts under my lords protection including a supposed Hastor Stone.

Upon investigation Niska is not known in current Inquisitional records and appears to be an alias for some other element, he is extremely dangerous with a strong body of servants and bondsmen. My Master has vowed to bring this Niska to justice and has set off in pursuit, and is following the path of destruction Niska has left.

Reports and coming to my attention of assassinations and murders being perpetrated by an individual matching Niska's description, upon deeper probing into the reasoning for these deaths it appears that the majority of those killed have links to the Inquisition as informants, information gatherers and agents, it is speculated by my master that these operatives are potentially linked to the Ordo Sicarius but as yet he has found no concrete evidence.

As of this time I have assumed the responsibilities of my Master as he pursues this enemy of mankind.

Yours faithfully

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+++ TRANSMISSION TERMINATED +++
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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2010, 03:45:31 AM »
"Let me cut to the chase, if I may?"

The pathetic specimen of humanity strapped to the gurney before him had already been brought back to life three times during this torture session. The woman's body was covered in fresh lacerations, bruises, missing digits, a bloody mess where her nose and right ear had been and older untreated wounds that were beginning to turn septic - a multitude of tubes stuck into the skin providing various fluids to keep her alive and compliant. She was not a pleasant sight.

Meekly, she gave a small terrified nod.

"I am certain you do not want to suffer the attentions of my... friend again, yes?" he gestured briefly to the being that stood in the corner of the small room, hiding it's true nature under an oversized filthy black hooded robe.

A frantic look entered the woman's eyes, shaking her head earnestly.

"I thought not."

The torturer stepped up to lean over the woman's head before continuing,

"We already know everything we need to know from you, or at least, nearly everything. All that remains is a single name. You may or may not realise the importance of this name, but to the future of the Carthax sector it is crucial."

He leant down even closer and whispered into her remaining ear,

"Answer this one question and I will end your pain permanently."

"P-please, anything." came the barely-audible response.

"Who wants Calleia dead?"

A grim smile briefly crossed the man's face at the answer.

"Thank you Evia, your information will be most useful."

He stepped back and stood upright again, drawing his bulky naval pistol from it's holster and placing the muzzle against Evia's temple. Tears streamed down her face, relieved that her ordeal was over. The man gave a final proclamation,

"You have served the Imperium well, Inquisitor Evia Varoya. Your duty and dedication is noted. Go take your seat with the Emperor."

With a loud clack, the hammer slammed on an empty magazine.

He placed the gun back in his holster and made for the rooms door. Panicked hoarse whispers came from Varoya, pleading for mercy, for death.

Halfway through the door the torturer turned back to face into the room and shouted angrily at her,

"Do you realise how much work this will take! I must make for Tigguo Cobauc with the utmost haste. Lord Inquisitor Calleia must be protected long enough to take power. Of all the candidates only he will see sense and allow the project to continue."

Inquisitor Heroka Vendile stood regarding his terrified colleague for a few moments before looking up at the sinister cloaked figure and saying,

"Areshibael, you may now feast on her soul."

Inquisitor Evia Varoya screamed.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 03:49:53 AM by Heroka Vendile »
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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2010, 11:39:10 PM »
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+ To: All member of Carthaxian Conclave
+ Priority: Alpha
+ Subject: Heretic Spotted In Carthaxian Sector

+++ MESSAGE BEGINS +++

Lords,

As of late, the amount of rebellions on planets in the Carthaxian sector has increased greatly. From the results of interrogation, we have extrapolated that many of the rebellions generally seem to be able to be traced back to a man in a long green coat and gas mask with a large sword. These descriptions seem to match those given of the heretic preacher Zophar. There have been many rebeliions on Imperial worlds that have been attributed to this man and he is to be considered a danger to stability on any world he frequents. As of yet, he has eluded capture - we hope that you of the Carthaxian Conclave can change this. Some accounts suggest he may also be a witch - so be vigilent. Follow the trail of rebellion, heresy and destruction, and you will be lead to him. He is considered to be using the death of Lord Grolin as a distraction - seizing the opportunity to corrupt the Carthaxian sector while the authorites are busy.

Presumably related to this, a lone, small spacecraft has been spotted in the Carthaxian sector. It apparently bears the marks of the 'Alpha Legion' renegades and may explain how the heretic is travelling from world to world. If you encounter him, expect him to be accompanied by some of those he has corrupted.

May you remain vigilent.

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« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 11:58:26 PM by Brother_Brimstone »

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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2010, 10:38:38 PM »
++query:Inquisitor Evia Varoya++
A long-standing puritan stalwart of the Carthaxian conclave, this member of the Ordo Hereticus was unknown as Lord Inquisitor Gorlins' "instrument of displeasure" - sent out to reprimand or bring in (by force if necessary) any members of the Conclave deemed to have over-stepped the mark. She held this unofficial position for over twenty years, however events and revelations surrounding the trial and subsequent execution of Inquisitor Krobax in 001M42 <see file kro-42-ex5-y6> led to her being ostracised by the majority of the conclave, including her sponsor, the Lord Inquisitor.
Since then she turned her efforts to hunting lower threat level heretics of her own accord, receiving little acknowledgement for her work from the Conclaves members. <for a full list of completed investigations during this period see file ry-683k-wp223-c>
Recent additions
The collation of rumours in the wake of the death of Lord Inquisitor Grolin <see file md-5721-gn> indicate that she likely had been in heavy communication with the deceased on a matter of importance in the weeks immediately prior to his passing. Further investigating into these rumours shows the generally held belief to be that their talks related to a new target for the Inquisitor to bring in for questioning, presumably a sign that Lord Grolin was willing to allow her back into the fold once more.
However, three days after the announcement of the death of Lord Grolin, Inquisitor Varoya's second, Eludicator Davno, reported his master to have been kidnapped during an ambush on Aniels Reach, Davno himself died from his own wounds soon after sending the report to the Conclave <see file ts-4001-zc>. At this current time the fate of Inquisitor Evia Varoya remains unknown.


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« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 10:41:36 PM by Heroka Vendile »
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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2010, 05:22:13 PM »
+++ To: Inquisitor Drake Kaled
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+++ Subject: Candidates to succeed Lord Grolin


My Lord,

As requested I have compiled the following summary of the candidates who have so far stepped forward and joined the race to succeed Lord Grolin as head of the Conclave.

Lord Inquisitor Calleia Calleia is acting head of the Carthaxian Conclave and the leader of the Helios Cabal, a body of Inquisitors dedicated to combating the threat of the deadly Graveel Hegemony.  Even though he has never chosen to join an Ordo, Calleia is well respected and his independence means there are many ready to support him should he be nominated to succeed Lord Grolin.

Inquisitor Lord Praetus Lord Praetus has led the Ordo Hereticus in the Carthax Sector for over a century.  In the past he was seen as the frontrunner to succeed Lord Grolin; however he is becoming rather frail and it may be that he is physically not up to the demands of the role.  Despite this fact, there are still many within the Conclave who would back him.

Lady Inquisitrix Ingrid Zwolak Lady Ingrid heads a cell of Amalathians operating in the Carthax Sector and is a leading candidate to succeed Lord Grolin.  Several months ago, dark rumours surfaced claiming Zwolak was being manipulated by dark forces.  A thorough investigation has cleared her of any taint and her popularity remains as strong as ever.  Should there be some dark secret in Zwolak's past, she may be the ideal candidate for someone willing to use blackmail to control the head of the Carthaxian Conclave.

Inquisitor Iacton Regis Regis is well respected as a learned and scholarly Inquisitor.  He retired from the field three decades ago and is seldom seen outside the the Inquisitorial Library on Farness II.  Many feel that his centuries of service and well-rounded career would make him an ideal Inquisitor Lord.  For an Inquisitor Ordinary to be elected head of the Carthaxian Conclave is unheard of, however there are many who would be ready to support Regis.

Inquisitor Ze Thiago Almost nothing is known of Inquisitor Thiago.  He announced his presence in the sector at the last meeting of the Conclave and since then has kept a low profile but rumours persist that he seeks the lordship.  Those who have met him appear to dislike him intensely and many rumours surround him.  Some claim that his secret is as simple as him being a Pariah, others that he is touched by the dark powers.  There have even been claims that he is an infil-traitor placed within the Conclave by powers unknown.  Despite all this, it is said that he has the support to contest the election.

As you know, High Conclave called by Calleia is still some months away and it is entirely possible that additional candidates will reveal themselves over the coming weeks.  Currently none of the above candidates have overwhelming support and my information suggests that immediately prior to the High Conclave we will see evidence of increased campaigning, as potential candidates attempt to drum up as much support as possible both within the Holy Ordos and the Adeptus Terra.

Also, as is usual in these situations, I expect that a number of lesser candidates will submit reports to the Conclave detailing the many foes they have vanquished and the catastrophes they have averted in an attempt to increase their standing and remind their peers of their prowess.

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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2010, 05:38:02 PM »
Audio Log; Sarthuul, begin recording;

I like this new sector. The people are naive and doe-eyed, different to those around the segmentum obscurus where living near the Eye has strengthened the resolve of many due to the sheer quantity of rumours and horror stories.

Since moving here, I have already caused multiple uprisings on three separate Hiveworlds, and I think rumours are starting to circulate about me. I'm becoming quite the 'boogey-man'.

An old friend of mine has visited the sector in the wake of the Inquisitor Lord's death - the news which drew me to this sector. His name is on my list - he signed the contract in blood not long before I was imprisoned in this wretched mortal realm. He asked for power, and I gave it to him, but in return I made him sign away his soul. Now, he wishes to become the head of the conclave in this sector. Imagine the power I might have! I could turn the entire sector towards the foul forces, and take many more souls in the process. Now there is simply the matter of him becoming the new leader.

Still, there is naught one cannot do with a bit of help from old friends....

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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2010, 12:38:57 AM »
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I know it is not all that long since our last exchange, but nonetheless, I am hoping this message finds you well.
Unfortunately however, my reasons for contacting you are not social.

Byssus has summoned me back to the Carthax Sector. As I'm sure he will have already troubled you on the matter, I doubt it will surprise you that he wishes to have his say in the appointment of Lord Grolin's successor. Whether the Conclave on Tigguo Cobauc will take an Inquisitor of my limited repute seriously is questionable, but he has nonetheless "requested" me acting as his proxy in the matter.

Thus far, he has not told me which candidate he wishes me to act in support of. I suspect he knows I may object to the choice - if so, I am somewhat disappointed at the lack of honesty, but hardly surprised.

Given the task at hand, I think I must ask you to contact Miss Kestel and inform her that I will require her talents in the coming weeks.

Until next time, may the Emperor watch over you.

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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2010, 12:50:46 PM »
+ To: All members of the Carthaxian Conclave
+ Priority: Alpha
+ Subject: Election of the new Inquisitor Lord Carthaxian



Esteemed members of the Conclave,

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Lord Inquisitor Calleia has been elected head of the Carthaxian Conclave.  The ballot of the Conclave's members took place yesterday at the Inquisitorial Fortress on Tigguo Cobauc, and resulted in Calleia winning the support of a majority of the Conclave's members.  The opposing candidates were Inquisitors Goddard and Necris, whose long service and many great deeds earned them nominations, but were not enough secure the votes of their peers. 

Calleia's majority gives him a clear mandate to lead the Conclave and, as is tradition, he was formally sworn into office at midnight.

Lord Calleia will make a speech to the Conclave shortly, and an announcement as to who is to succeed him in his former role as head of the Helios Cabal will be made in due course.

May he govern wisely in the Emperor's name.

High-Savant Zarkov
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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2010, 02:30:51 PM »
Brother-Herald Claudius knelt awkwardly in front of the carved eagle dominating the wall of his cell.
Wincing from the sound of his bionic knee clicking against the care stone floor, he made the sign of the aquilla and closed his eyes
"All-Father, forgive me, for i have failed." he intoned, his breathing slowing as he organised his memories.
Lord Macragge had assured him that the death of Inquisitor Gratin, while regrettable, had not been his responsibility; he was an Ultramarine Herald, not an Inquisitorial servant.

Marshalling his thought, he recalled events leading upto the Vote...

He had arrived to meet an Inquisitor Tanypher*, only to encounter distraction from Inquisitor Odanodan escorting local sub-human pilgrims.

While the pilgrims themselves were appropriately repentant, a pair of Redemptionists in Inquistor Tanypher*s employ had assaulted Inquisitor Odanodan without provocation!

A single warning punch had flattened the lead Redemptionist, allowing Claudius and one of Odanodans retinue to patch up the Inquisitor.


It was as he entered the capitol that Inquisitor Gratin, a well known puritan hereticus has asked that the Marine accompany him past the security blockade into the city, so that they may discuss the Succession.

It was during a charge from a crazed pit fighter, Claudius' attention was distracted

allowing an unknown Inquisitor to shoot Inquisitor Gratin!

fuelled by justice, Claudious stunned the Pit Slave long enough to throw him at the rogue figure... however, his aim was off and the pit slave crashed into its master, incapacitating both!
with barely a pause, Claudious climbed the outside of the building, the plascrete offering his power-armoured hands little resistance as he gave chase!

Alas, the inquisitor escaped and Inquisitor Gratin passed away, his secrets dying with him.


Striding throughout the Hab-blocks infesting the lower levels of the capitol, Claudious had encountered one void of life.

While investigating, he came across a lithe woman, clad in a synskin attacking a Commissariat diplomat and the group she accompanied.
While the assassin gave Claudious no trouble in apprehending, an Inquisitor released her from the holding cells and the mystery of the missing inhabitants was not solved.


Claudious entered the Inquisitorial Fortress with Inquisitor Odanodan and another Inquisitor whom he was not familiar with.

It was as Claudious entered the demilitarised zone at the voting area that the first of many disgraces occured; The automated turrets locking on and aiming at him; the Inquisitors having the audacity of ordering him to surrender his relic-blade!

it was with bad grace he impaled the secure lockers with the blade sticking out a foot either side of its armoured surface!

It was as he was submitting his vote for Lord Calleia to continue his mentor's work that more disaster struck!

a shadowy xenos fired upon Lord Calleia, luckily doing little than a flesh wound to the canditate

Claudious tore throughout the building hunting for the foul fiend, ending up on the roof

while Inquisitor Necris plummeted to his death on the street below!


Claudious took a deep breath as the memories were assimilated. Lord Calleia certainly had his work cut out for him; the shambles of back-stabbing, power crazed Inquisitors would need a firm hand to pull into line and with the dishonour dealt to Claudious, the Ultramarines would almost certainly be willing to dispense the Emperors Justice...

*sorry, i couldn't remember his name!
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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2010, 02:57:48 PM »
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-Inquisitor Astrid Rozsa
An Inquisitor-Historical and keeper of the Inquisitorial Fortress library and databanks

-Inquisitor Jaghatai Marr
It is rumoured that Marr has been seeking out forbidden knowledge in Library of Catulydas. Although there is not enough evidence to have a carta taken out against him, blackmail is a possibility.

-Savant Zarkov
A Close advisor of the former Inquisitor Lord Grolin, Zarkov knows many of the most closely guarded secrets of the Carthaxian Conclave

-Master intios
Intios is the head of the Administratum for the Carthax Sector. Continuously linked to a cerebral data-feed, there is a little that escapes his notice.

-Mistress Haruka
Head of the Tigguo Cobauc Customs Division and responsible for monitoring, scanning and logging all ships that enter the system

-Lorella Merlin
An infamous sanctioned assassin known for ritually crucifying her victims. She is currently hunting the 'Cruxiform Killer' who seems to be trying to discredit her.

-Simeon "Frag" Drake
Drake has been supplying information about the Lundvist Syndicate to the Inquisition in return for amnesty.

-Xander Lundgren
Lundgren is a powerful arms dealer in the sector and has negotiated arrangements to supply weapons to the PDF on numerous worlds

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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2010, 10:53:13 PM »
Audio Log; Sarthuul, begin recording.

I heard tale that my Candidate was currently in the Underhives of a nearby Hiveworld, investigating some form of heresy or rebellion, and decided to pay him a visit to remind him of our deal and to tell him that he had my support. I soon learned that my information was misleading, and it was in fact a different Inquisitor in the Underhives altogether! Further to this there was seemingly mutliple Inquisitors, but whether or not they were working in conjuction I could not say. I can only assume that my sources sold me out and that these Inquisitors were here to capture me, and having worked so hard to get ahold of this body, I was not particularly willing to give it up without a fight. I had Severin with me at the time, so i decided to use him as a distraction, while I ran for the ladder to take me out of the Underhive, so that I might leave the planet as soon as possible (and re-visit my sources to inform them of my displeasure).

Severin killed one Underhive resident, and behind this cover i jumped to scale the building with the ladder.



After this, however, things went downhill, as Severin was severly shot (many, many times), and I was set aflame and fell from my position on the building).



Once Severin and I had regained conciousness the Inquisitors had gone - apparently they were either ignorant to my identity, or had higher priorities.


After leaving that damnable Hiveworld, I heard tale of another Daemonic weapon on a nearby planet. I hoped to capture it, for experimentation to futher my understanding of my present condition. I, Severin and Willie made planetfall, and soon discovered that we had been traced. One of the Inquisitors I had met in the Underhive (who i was to later learn was called Inquisitor Prometheus) had clearly seen my profile since leaving me in that Hive and had decided to capture or kill me. I sent Willie to search a nearby building for the sword, while I approcahed the Inquisitor to attempt to convince him that I shouldn't be his target. Fortune would have it that he was gullible, and he was soon shot by an unseen assassin. I told him that I too was an Imperial servant and that we had been sent to this planet to die.



Together, we held back the assassins. During his search Willie mangaed to detonate a demolition charge while standing next to it and ended up rather worse for wear. On top of this, Severin was shot. Still, I remained unscathed, so overall I was not displeased. After we escaped the assassins, Prometheus and I parted ways.

I made planetfall on yet another nearby planet after this, in an attempt to capture Inquisitor Gratin, and 'convince him' that my candidate would be best. This was not as successful as I had hoped, as the Inquisitor had a Space Marine bodyguard. Severin, in his enraged idiocy, charged the marine, who proceeded to pick him up and throw him at me. After that, everything went black.



I was later awoken by Willie, who told me he had come to find me, and that on his way to me he had seen some Inquisitors in the city. I assumed Prometheus had learned that he had been duped and had come back to find me. I sent Severin down the roads and alleys with instruction to kill anyone he came across. Unfortunately, he came across an arco-flagellant, who knocked him unconcious. By this point, Willie and I had ascended to a Bridge to try and gain a better view of the surrounding area, and we saw the flagellant knock Severin to the floor. Willie used his 'ability' to shut down the flagellant, but a rather familliar voice once again activated the beast.



As it climbed the building to reach Willie and I on the bridge, Willie set up a demolition charge and we ran for cover. We had a tremendous BOOM behind us as the charge went off, and I can only assume the flagellant perished, along with the adjoining building and bridge.

With all these disasters taking place, it is little surprise that my candidate was not nominated. Still, I felt I should exert as much influence on the election of the new Head as possible, so I brainwashed the guards outside the election area into allowing me entrance. Once inside, I heard the Candidates or their proxies making speaches, and learned of who the vote was between. I voted for Calleia, as he seemed the easiest to manipulate (he was apparently not a member of any specific Ordo, and I would be damned if I would allow a Malleus or Hereticus Inquisitor lead the sector). I had to separate myself from my host body in order to vote - it was excessively painful, although shortlived, and luckily, I had spent so much time inside this body that I was able to exert control while it did not hold the sword (although much longer and i surely would have lost my grip).



After being reunited with my host, I attempted to use my powers to force an Inquisitor to vote for Calleia. However, my time separated from my host had weakened me, and all that happened was the host's mind gained a little bit more power in its attempt to force me out. While I was suffering this internal struggle the Inquisitor realised my ploy, and drew his bolt pistol shooting me in the head at point blank range. Luckily, my powers over my host's body include regeneration and resurrection, so although my host's head was in less than ideal condition at the time, I knew that over time I would be able to repair it (and in the time my host had spent with less than a full head of brains I could fully regain my foothold in his mind).



I hear that Calleia won the position, so although my candidate was not in charge, the result was not the worst possible. Perhaps someday soon I can replace Calleia with someone more...synmpathetic to my causes. Until then, I shall plot and make life as difficult as I can for this new Head of the Conclave. No sector with the 'Great Prophet Sathuul' in is safe for long...

End audio log.

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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2010, 12:00:47 AM »
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My fellow inquisitors, I feel I must express my dismay at the conduct surrounding the recent elections.  It would appear that the only candidate to survive unscathed was lord Gotthard, who like myself wisely took the precaution of being elsewhere.  I have at least 3 reports telling me that lord Necris died during the process.

I suppose you know 'Bash' Berker was involved in the xenos sniper that wounded Calleia gaining access to the fortress, and that we (or more precisely, you), seem to have lost track of him.  Again?  I further enclose as much as I've managed to gather on an incident that left one of our safehouses irreversibly compromised.

It would appear that inquisitor Odanadon was involved.  Despite my reservations about his activities, I am willing to concede that his business may have been legitimate.



it would appear he was uncertain of the exact location, and sent the techpriest off to check one of the locations on his own, when these two appeared.



I trust I need not emphasise that the large creature is a knarloc.  How were these two even allowed on planet?
It is clear that Oddy had not briefed the techpriest sufficiently, since his arrival at the safehouse triggered shotgun blasts that drew the attention of the kroot mercenaries.



Despite a brave tussle against the kroot, Takeshi was repeatedly bitten in the head by the knarloc, and I can only assume that his lack of biological parts saved him from being devoured.  Oddie, meanwhile, was half a block away, being shadowed by a robed figure, who for whatever reason doesn't show up well on our surveillance.  



His associate, Zaleni, responded heroically, felling the kroot handler with a long range shotgun blast to the leg, but the enraged knarloc proved impervious to his weapon and rampaged, consequently putting Zaleni out of action.  Despite being stranded on the second floor of the building, I have to admit Oddie performed heroically, making a running jump onto a passing truck.  The nail in the coffin of any discretion came when something resembling plasma fire (but not quite, there were a number of.. anomalies) issued from the top floor of the building, set the tanker alight, causing it to swerve and crash.



Oddie was able to leap onto the opposite causeway though, and snapped off a number of autopistol shots that caused the knarloc to take cover so that something, at least, could be salvaged of the situation.  I really must commend his heroism.



Disturbingly, later searches failed too flush the knarloc, and it may be assumed to have been guided by the shadowy figure.  The kroot was taken into custody, but swiftly busted out by the rogue witchhunter Lok, who excecuted a number of 'heretics' in the process.

I strongly urge the members to rally behind Lord Calleia and restore some kind of order.

yours,

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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2010, 05:24:02 PM »
+++ To: Inquisitor Drake Kaled
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+++ Subject: Transcript of Lord Calleia's Speech

 
My Lord,
 
Please find attached an edited transcript of Lord Calleia's inaugural speech to the Carthaxian Conclave.  The vast majority of the speech was taken up by the traditional and ritualistic proceedings, with which you are already familiar, so I have taken the liberty of removing these (and any other superfluous) portions from the transcript leaving just the few sections which I believe will be of interest.  I have also taken the liberty of inserting comments on the proceedings, which I hope will be of use to you.  Should you require it, the complete and unedited speech is available on the Inquisitorial network.
 
Your servant,

Ottokar

 
+ Transcript Begins
 
<Text deleted: Calleia's speech began with the formal greetings, the ritual repeating of the Oath of Office and the traditional reading of those ancient texts whose meaning has been long forgotten.  He continued by saying how honoured he was to have been elected and how he would serve the Conclave to the best of his abilities.  In other words, the beginning of the speech was much as you would expect - formulaic and entirely uninteresting.>
 
The Conclave has seen some turbulent times in recent months, beginning with the tragic death of my predecessor.  Lord Grolin had done an exemplary job in leading the Conclave, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Marcus Grolin was one of those who sponsored me for Inquisitorial rank and, over the long years between then and now, we became firm friends.  I always looked up to Marcus as a mentor and he served as an example for me of everything an Inquisitor should be...
 
<Comment: Despite the fact that the above portion of his speech was again rather formulaic and dull, I included it here due to the interesting fact that Grolin was one of those who sponsored Calleia when he was made Inquisitor.  I have dug through the Conclave records and have discovered that Inquisitor Tuerker was also on the panel, but the name of the third sponsor has been deleted.  Is there some mysterious secret in Calleia's past?  Or was this simply one of the many administrative errors that beset the Inquisitorial archives?>
 
<Text deleted: Calleia continued by saying how he would seek to follow in Grolin's footsteps as he leads the Conclave into the future.  He then went on to refer to some of the other 'troubles' that took place during the run up to the High Conclave.  Calleia deliberately avoided assigning blame or censure for these acts, partly to avoid driving further divisions between members of the Conclave but also, I suspect, because he too had covert agents 'campaigning' on his behalf.>
 
Finally, and more devastatingly, there was the recent outrage on Carthage.  The blast at the Conclave called by Lord Hess has badly depleted our numbers, so to rectify this I will be looking to you all to put forward worthy acolytes who are ready to be inducted into the Holy Ordos.  My first act in this regard is to promote Lord Smogg's senior acolyte, Terwyn-Awchus, to full Inquisitorial rank - may she serve with distinction and honour.  I hope that before we wrap up proceedings here at Tigguo-Cobauc there will be more new Inquisitors joining our ranks, and I trust that you will give them every support.
 
<Text deleted: Calleia continued by reading out the names of those Inquisitors who fell at Carthage and paid tribute to their careers.  A full account of the terrible events that took place at Carthage can be found in file: X-6462-WOS.a.>
 
As you will no doubt have noted, the destruction at Carthage claimed the lives of most of the Helios Cabal, and its few surviving members are spread far and wide in their efforts to combat the Graveel Hegemony.  Therefore, in order to ensure that the cabal is rebuilt as soon as possible without disrupting current operations, I have decided that Inquisitor Terwyn-Awchus will take on the role of acting head of the Helios Cabal, aided by her mentor Lord Smogg.  I anticipate that she will perform with distinction in this role, and I hope you will join me in wishing her every success with this difficult task.
 
<Comment: The above section of the speech was greeted with astonishment and scepticism by some members of the Conclave; for Calleia to put a newly promoted Inquisitor into his former position as head of the Helios Cabal was entirely unexpected and I have no further information as to why he made this decision.  Some have speculated that the appointment was a deliberate affront to Inquisitor Ricardo Loyde, who had hoped to succeed Calleia.  Others have suggested that Terwyn-Awchus was appointed as a mere pawn who could be manipulated by Calleia (however as her first loyalty is to Lord Smogg this theory seems unlikely).  Perhaps the most likely answer is that Calleia owed Lord Smogg a favour, perhaps in return for his support during the election - the two have never been noted as particularly close allies, but then Lord Smogg's activities have often been shrouded in secrecy.>
 
As you are all aware, the ballot proceedings were marred by a series of 'incidents'.  I have already asked a number of Inquisitors to help track down my would-be assassin, and a parallel investigation is on-going into the attempted murder of Inquisitor Necris.  Currently I am not treating these incidents as being related, however that may change as further evidence comes to light.  Most disturbing of all, there have also been reports that the heretic known variously as Zophar or Sarthuul managed to infiltrate the Inquisitorial Fortress during the Conclave.  This action cannot be tolerated, and I have ordered Commander D'Val to carry out a full security review to determine the circumstances and extent of the infiltration.  Apprehension of Zophar/Sarthuul is considered a high priority task, and I ask that any sightings should be reported to me directly.
 
<Comment: The name Zophar/Sarthuul was unknown to me, however I have done some research and there have been reports of him operating in our area of operations.  I humbly suggest that you dispatch operatives to prosecute this heretic.>
 
<Text deleted: Calleia concluded his speech by graciously acknowledging the efforts of Inquisitors Goddard and Necris, and by expressing his hope that they would now unite behind his leadership.  He then continued for some time in calling on the members of the Conclave to put aside their differences and to focus on that which unites them.  It was a stirring speech, and one can only hope that it took root in the minds of those assembled.  The speech was concluded with the usual ritual forms.>
 
+ Transcript Ends
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 05:29:23 PM by Kaled »
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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2010, 06:32:10 PM »
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Re: Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2010, 01:49:34 AM »
++Data File Open ++
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Despite rumours of my demise I can assure you all that I am fit and able and intend to return to full active duty soon.

I here by log my report of the events leading to the election of Lord Calleia.

Report File JN-73637-CCEFR

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