So I am doing a series of interrogations conducted in an investigation due to the fact the group killed an Inquisitor. He was obviously corrupt but he was still an Inquisitor. These interviews will be used as evidence in their trial. I did the first one and thought it was cool. If people are interested I will post the rest as I do them.
Interrogation of Subjects Involved in Inquisitorial Incident 2412/XBT/IIIV “Termination of Inquisitor Favenro without prior authorization”.
Interrogating Officer: Arbites Lehana Quartez
Subject: Shina Raine
Location: Arbites interrogation cells of Port Wander
Notes: Contact Sisterhood, no records of a transfer to Inquisitor Severus, Shiana Raine is reported missing presumed dead after Aryus One Uprising (report ref: A1X/Mal/KT21447). Appearance here implies she is AWOL.
[ARBITES QUARTEZ ENTERS THE ROOM]
Arbites Lehana Quartez: Hello, my name is Lehana Quartez. Before we start I need you to please state your name and what you do for the record.
Shiana Raine: Greetings. My name is Sister Shiana Raine. I serve Inquisitor Severus of the Ordo Malleus.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: Sister? In what Order do you serve Sister Raine?
Shiana Raine: I served in The Order of the Grey Shroud, a Lesser Militant Order that was destroyed on Aryus One some years ago.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: Interesting. Can you state for the record why you were on Port Wander?
Shiana Raine: I was in Port Wander because our quarry was also there.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: I'm going to need more detail than that I'm afraid. Please tell me the name of the quarry and why you were pursuing them.
Shiana Raine: As you wish. [PAUSE] We were in pursuit of conspirators who were undertaking a plot which at the time we knew was designed to bring about the destruction and potential warp-based Xenos invasion of dozens if not hundreds of worlds. [SUBJECT CLEARS THROAT] It involves the creation, distribution and spread of statues in which were housed foul crystals containing the souls of the Yu'vath, a warp-tainted Xenos species long thought defeated. There were many conspirators. They were spread across the world's that they intended to plant these hideous statues upon. House Vesna of Cantus were one - secretly given to the worship of the Dark Gods. I was held captive by them for near a day, and I seen the full horror of their depravity first hand. It was after that encounter that we learned of the involvement of Inquisitor Favenro. [PAUSE] Inquisitor Favenro, we later learned and pieced together, was at the heart of the spider's web. He had cultivated cults; made deals with men of fortune who were happy to transport these statues and sought to make bargains with those who have turned from the Emperor's Light.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: So you were given instructions to come to Port Wander to kill Inquisitor Favenro then?
Shiana Raine: No. We were given instructions to go to Port Wander and discover who else was involved in the plot. Primarily, we wanted to know where the crystals were coming from, who was supplying them and where they were intended for.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: How did you learn of Inquisitor Favenro to begin with?
Shiana Raine: One of his key agents personally rescued the Vesnas from Cantus. We seen him do this; and managed to identify him as Inquisitor Favenro's adept. Darial Xanthus. The man I later apprehended in Port Wander.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: What do you mean rescued?
Shiana Raine: On Cantus we were beginning to investigate some of the symptoms that the spread of this conspiracy had caused. We had investigated House Vesna, and discovered what they were doing. Once we were sure that they were heretics, we obtained the aid of the Adeptus Arbites and the Adepta Sororitas on Cantus and made our move. Once we had captured them, we took them to the Arbites Precinct for interrogation. This was later interrupted by Darial Xanthus, who was granted the authority to take the prisoners with him off world by Inquisitor Favenro. This both stifled our immediate investigation but also alerted us to Inquisitor Favenro's involvement. We were unable to stop it happening, however, as we had no immediate proof to hand. Nor did we have our Inquisitor's presence; so Favenro's request took priority over our own.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: So he transferred the prisoners to his custody. This painted him as a heretic to your team?
Shiana Raine: No - but it certainly suggested it. Between the speed of his intervention and its very tone, there was no question that something was deeply wrong. I am a Sister of Battle, m'am, so I can tell you that I often have to rely upon my gut instinct and faith. My gut instinct certainly told me that this was an Enemy. My faith told me that the Enemy should be battled at every opportunity. Therefore at the time I wished to see us go for the throat. I would have been happy to go after Inquisitor Favenro, confident that the Emperor's justice would find him. [PAUSE] I was naive in that respect. Evidence had to be gathered. Questions had to be asked. Facts had to be ascertained. We did not go to Port Wander to kill or detain Inquisitor Favenro - we went there to find all that I have just listed.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: Having ascertained that Inquisitor Favenro was somehow involved in this enterprise you then decided to track him down and find out in what capacity? How did you manage this?
Shiana Raine: Our investigations and Inquisitor Severus' network led to Port Wander. We knew that Inquisitor Favenro was meeting with at least one Rogue Trader there - someone who might be able to provide or distribute these crystals and statues. [PAUSE] Asimas, the Rogue Trader who had distributed statues to the families on Cantus.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: So once on Port Wander how did you proceed?
Shiana Raine: We sought to locate Asimas, Hatia Vesna, Inquisitor Favenro and Darial Xanthus. We also sought to learn what they were doing; who they were meeting and where they planned to go.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: An evasive answer Shiana Raine. Details if you please.
Shiana Raine: It was not purposefully evasive. However, I will say that it is the events after our investigation which led to the situation which created a need for this investigation. [PAUSE] Apologies. [SUBJECT CLEARS THROAT] We spied on their meetings with each other, stalked them, bugged their home and attempted surveillance on all of their actions. We attracted the attention of Inquisitor Lineta Res during these standard activities, after Father Sylvanus and Panzer elected to tell her everything. We learned that there was a meeting which had been arranged with many Rogue Traders. We managed to bug that, as well. We gathered a lot of information about their scheme and confirmed Favenro's complicity.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: So armed with this information you decided that you should kill Inquisitor Favenro?
Shiana Raine: No. Initially we sent word to Inquisitor Severus, informing him of what we had learned. However, not long after sending that communication, we found out that any significant delay of action would lead to hundreds of these statues being distributed throughout the Sector. It then became clear that the Inquisitor must be apprehended. We could not let that happen. I would not let that happen.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: So you decided that you were above Imperial Law. Are you aware that an Inquisitors actions within the borders of the Imperium are inviolate, that only the issue of a Carta Extremis is considered justification for the murder of an Inquisitor?
Shiana Raine: I decided that action had to be taken. I serve the Emperor, not bureaucracy. Saint Alicia Dominica did not pay heed to protocol when she executed Highlord and Eccliesiarch Goge Vandire. I will not apologise for attempting to follow by her example. However, we did not decide to kill him. We tried to apprehend him. However, he wielded a warp tainted weapon, moved with unnatural speed, possessed obscene strength and he was near unstoppable. He was a sorcerer, as well. Once I had seen the level of taint which applied to him, I knew that I had to destroy him. He could not be captured.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: Correct me if I am wrong but did not Saint Alicia Dominica have instructions directly from the God Emperor himself? Do you put your own reasoning on that same level? There are many that would consider that blasphemy.
Shiana Raine: If my actions were not the God Emperor's Will, then may He guide me to them in future; and if they were, then I am glad that I have been able to serve. I should be the saddest creature in the Galaxy if I knew that I had acted against His will. However, I would make my decision again. Inquisitor Favenro would have damned dozens of worlds. He would have furthered the will of the Dark Gods. I did what I should have done with the knowledge that I had. I am still convinced that it was the right thing.
Arbites Lehana Quartez: This has been an enlightening conversation Sister Shiana Raine. One last thing before we conclude this session. Have you considered the possibility that Favenro had a larger plan, that he was hunting a bigger target. Or perhaps that he was attempting to draw out recidivist populations across the Calixis sector. The motivations of Inquisitors are not for the like of you or me to second guess, in your hasty action you may have damned many. If I need to talk to you again I will contact you. Good day Sister Raine.
Shiana Raine: Good day.
Edited by Kaihlik, 09 June 2014 - 11:10 AM.