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VERBAL TRANSCRIPT OF PICT-RECORDED DOCUMENT
DATE: 996. M41
RECOVERED FROM SECURITY PICT LINE, NON STANDARD IMPERIAL FREQUENCY
TRANSCRIBED BY SAVANT KELLIOGINE, ORDO HERETICUS, INQUISITORIAL DATA-LIBRARY FACULTY, SCINTILLA, 998. M41
[Pict recording static only, Imperial jamming technology [(?)] pict switches to non standard imperial pic frequency]
[picture returns after 1 minute 12 seconds]
[a comfortable room illuminated only by a large fire, one man [subject (i)] sits with his back to the pict-source, facing the fire. A second man [Subject (ii)] walks from a side table to a seat near subject (i). Subject (ii) positevely identified as Inquisitor Talexus Keyek, Ordo Malleus]
KEYEK: And you? Working with the Tau i hear
VOICE (i): I take out anything that destabilises the Imperium but with anything I can lay my hands on, Imperial or not, If it will work with or for me, I will use it. If not it dies.
KEYEK: Then we are not so different in our methods, knowlege is power. If i must harness the power of chaos, so be it
VOICE (i): Chaos corrupts, you will not serve the Imperium if you are corrupted
KEYEK: I do my duty, I serve the Imperium as long as I spare her from the warp
VOICE (i): And by dragging yourself and those around you into it, you do no such thing. The warp is Dangerous! I'll have as little to do with it as possible.
KEYEK: You are rite indeed to fear the warp but because of its danger, all the more reason to fight it.
VOICE (i): Daemons are to be banished not summoned!
KEYEK: I havn't summoned one yet
VOICE (i): There very presence on this plane offends the emperor, endagers the Imperium and serves no good purpose, you know this. They are not foolish creatures. Do not think to use them or they will use you
[Keyek stands, turns towards pict-source]
KEYEK: And you? Accepting the help of Xenos, bringing them into his holy realm.
VOICE (i): Only when a greater threat is to be destroyed. Any Xenos breed befriended is one less enemy for the Imperium, one less enemy for the Imperium means more resources to pour against those that threaten us. They will keep for when we have dealt with such things as the Tyranid scourge.
KEYEK: No Xenos can be trusted. Seers and degenerates and invaders the lot of them. They will turn on us as quickly as you turn on them.
[Subject (i) stands, anger detected in vocal patterns.]
Voice (i): As will the forces you so foolishly play with. I do not trust them to think past there own goals but i believe i am wise enough to work with them when their goals align with ours. I have no aim to turn on them unless they do so first. They show treachery, they will suffer. Why create conflict where none exists. We are in a position to know that the Imperium needs all it can get. There are bigger battles to fight, the chaos forces raiding and pillaging for one.
[Keyek sits, lifting a small glass to his lips, unknown substance [liquid (i)] after 4 seconds he smiles and laughs]
KEYEK: Hah! Thinking about joining the Malleus are you! I dare say we need more of our numbers, Inquisitor Kade was killed last month denying a daemon sect on Sentinel and there has been no word from Inquistor Thrace for some time. Puritanical fools to the man but noble souls none the less. You cannot fight what you do not understand, a radical i may be but i am better equiped to fight than a puritan. A man can fight with faith alone but a gun helps him more
[Subject (i) sits, amusment detected in vocal patterns]
VOICE (i): I've yet to see a puritan unwilling to take the holy fire to the enemies of man
KEYEK: And i've yet to see a daemon that didn't die to my blade, Miasma
[Keyek's right hand gently pats a simple leather bound sword aprox 30" long. Sword later positively identified as the Daemon Sword 'Miasma']
VOICE (i): Why do you delve so much into lore you know will corrupt you?
KEYEK: Because it is necessary
VOICE (i): Think of those even from our own Order who have fallen, doing what they thought was right even as they commited attrosities in his holy relm
KEYEK: You speak of Quixos?
VOICE (i): And Eisenhorn and others like them. The archives are filled with names like that.
[Keyek laughs and drinks more of liquid (i)]
KEYEK: Hah! If you thought me that far gone would you be sitting drinking Amasec with me
[liquid (i) positevely identified as amasec]
VOICE (i): Probably not
KEYEK: Both of them were fools who thought they could overcome the power of chaos. I merely channel it, much as you do with your Xenos.
VOICE (i): More fool you. Who is to say they didn't start off like you.
KEYEK: Yet i still stand where without this power i would be dead with naught but my faith
VOICE (i): Better to die in his service than live in treachery, not that i plan on dieing any time soon.
KEYEK: You fail to understand the true power of chaos, its true nature. That nature is conflict, chaos is more than willing to fight amongst itself, I simply give it direction. By forcing it to fight itself it weakens
VOICE (i): I wonder if it is possible to truly win against chaos
KEYEK: Even if it is not, douse that not make the struggle more noble. To not give in to the darkness but to fight against it. The struggle is part of being human and through our sacrifices the Imperium still stands.
[Silence for 59 seconds]
VOICE (i): Which sacrifices in particular? The human Kind?
KEYEK: But of cource, if a general was to kill 4 million men in defence of a planet the Imperium triumphs from that sacrifice.
VOICE (i): And yet that is still 4 million less men for the next battle. There are enough foolish generals around, pompous idiots with no qualification for command other than bootlicking their way to the top.
KEYEK: True. The Imperium has equal amounts of sycophancy and talent it seems
VOICE (i): More so, it seems somtimes, hah!
[Subject (i) laughs]
[Image out. Recording ends.]