Inquisitor Victoria Aldrich, after years of relentless pursuit of heretical forces and deep contemplation of the Imperium’s struggles, found herself drawn towards the teachings of Amalathian philosophy. This philosophical school within the Inquisition emphasizes a balanced approach to combating heresy, recognizing the importance of knowledge, understanding, and measured action.
Victoria’s journey towards embracing Amalathian philosophy began with her encounters with the complexities of the Warp and the enigmatic nature of psychic abilities. As a strong latent psyker herself, she witnessed firsthand the dangers and temptations that psychic powers could pose. She grappled with the ethical implications and the fine line between utilizing her powers for the Emperor’s cause and succumbing to the corrupting influences of the Warp.
In her pursuit of truth and understanding, Victoria delved into the writings and teachings of renowned Amalathian scholars. She sought guidance from mentors who had embraced this philosophical approach, engaging in intellectual debates and discussions to broaden her perspective. Through rigorous study and introspection, she began to appreciate the Amalathian viewpoint that knowledge and discernment are crucial in navigating the treacherous paths of the Imperium’s enemies.
The Amalathian philosophy teaches that the Imperium must be vigilant in its fight against heresy but must also recognize the value of understanding the motives, beliefs, and perspectives of those labeled as heretics. It emphasizes the importance of delving into forbidden texts, ancient knowledge, and the very thoughts of the heretics themselves to gain insight into their strategies and motivations.
Victoria’s own experiences as a puritanical Inquisitor confronted with the complexities of the warp and the diversity of heretical beliefs led her to a point of introspection. She realized that embracing Amalathian philosophy could provide her with a more nuanced approach to combating heresy. She recognized the value of studying heretical texts and understanding the mindset of heretical cults to more effectively dismantle them. This newfound perspective allowed her to see that not all who strayed from the Emperor’s light were irredeemable, and that some could be brought back into the fold with the right guidance and intervention.
Embracing Amalathian philosophy did not mean compromising Victoria’s devotion to the Emperor and the eradication of heresy. Instead, it empowered her to wield her psychic abilities with greater control and discernment, using her knowledge and understanding to identify the root causes of heresy and address them at their core.
Inquisitor Victoria Aldrich’s embrace of Amalathian philosophy marked a significant turning point in her career. It broadened her perspective, deepened her understanding of the Imperium’s enemies, and equipped her with the tools to combat heresy with both conviction and discernment. Her balanced approach, guided by Amalathian principles, allowed her to navigate the complex web of heretical threats while remaining steadfast in her devotion to the Emperor’s will.
WS 43 BS 43 S 36 T 46 Ag 36 Int 51 Per 37 WP 59 Fel 43
Movement: 3/6/9/18 Wounds: 16
Skills: Awareness (Per)+10, Barter (Fel), +10, Charm (Fel), Ciphers (Acolyte, Underworld, War Cant) (Int) +20, Ciphers (Inquisition) (Int) +10, Command (Fel) +20, Common Lore (Adeptus Arbites, Administratum, Ecclesiarchy, Imperial Creed, Imperial Guard, Imperium, Underworld) (Int) +10, Common Lore (Machine Cult, Tech, War) (Int), Deceive (Fel) +20, Dodge (Ag) +10, Drive (Ground Vehicle, Hover Vehicle) (Ag), Evaluate (Int), Forbidden Lore (Cults, Heresy, Inquisition, Ordos) (Int) +10, Forbidden Lore (Daemonology, Mutants, Psykers, Warp) (Int), Inquiry (Fel) +20, Interrogation (WP) +10, Intimidate (Str), Literacy (Int) +20, Logic (Int) +10, Navigation (Surface) (Int), Scholastic Lore (Archaic, Bureaucracy, Cryptology, Legend) (Int) +10, Scholastic Lore (Imperial Creed, Judgement, Philosophy) (Int), Scrutiny (Per) +20, Search (Per) +10, Secret Tongue (Acolyte, Administratum) (Int) +20, Secret Tongue (Ecclesiarchy) (Int) +10, Secret Tongue (Gutter, Military) (Int), Security (Ag) +10, Shadowing (Ag) +10, Speak Language (High Gothic, Low Gothic) (Int) +20, Swim (S).
Talents: Air of Authority, Armour of Contempt, Basic Weapon Training (Bolt, Las, SP), Fearless, Foresight, Good Reputation (Administratum, Inquisition), Hardy, Heightened Sense (sight), Into the Jaws of Hell, Iron Discipline, Iron Jaw, Light Sleeper, Melee Weapon Training (Power, Primitive), Mental Fortress, Peer (Adeptus Arbites, Administratum, Government, Inquisition), Pistol Training (Bolt, Las, SP), Resistance (Poisons, Psychic), Strong Minded, Touched by the Fates† (3 Fate Points), True Grit.
† See Disciples of the Dark Gods page 188 for details of this new Talent.
Armour: Bodyglove (all 1), Flak coat (all 3, 5 vs blast) or Best quality enforcer light carapace (Arms 6, Body 6, Legs 6) with Hexagramatic Wards and Rosarius (see page 189 of The Inquisitor’s Handbook for full details).
Weapons: Best Quality Boltgun (90m; S/2/–; 1d10+5 X; Pen 4; Clip 24; Rld Full; Never Jams), one spare clip, good quality Power Sword (1d10+8† † E, Pen 6; Balanced, Powerfield, +5 to attack Tests).
Gear: Auto quill, antique chron, heavy robes, filtration plugs, micro bead, data slates, 3 doses of de-tox with injector, seal of office as an Inquisitor.
-Has surveillance teams established 819.M41, “Hammer” to Avaritas star fortress and “Anvil” to Sphaera Imperator void habitat.
- “Hammer’s” mission is to gather evidence on co-operation of Cardinal Humer and Headmaster Idiomias which ultimately leads to Inquisitor Grand-master Aurora Orlov.
- “Anvil’s” mission is to gather evidence on operations of “Ungues Aquilarum“, an arbitratorial task force founded by Aurora Orlov.
Jenell Leversee, brute, spokesman (Dark Heresy: Gurdsman )
WS 65 BS 58 S 47 T 52 Ag 44 Int 37 Per 49 WP 39 Fel 35
Caius Bierkortte, savant, assists the squad with insights (Dark Heresy: Adept )
WS 29 BS 42 S 38 T 42 Ag 48 Int 75 Per 64 WP 58 Fel 48
Jodee Kern, telekinetic, barrage of neeedles (Dark Heresy: Sanctioned Psyker;
WS 32 BS 45 S 38 T 45 Ag 35 Int 70 Per 68 WP 75 Fel 32
Sanitation Specialist Komuk, enlisted 820.M41 by team Anvil.
Augmentist Serobyn, enlisted 821.M41 by team Hammer