Brother Culter has served the Flesh Tearers for nearly two hundred years. In that time, he has felled kings, deamons, and traitors, all with equal vigor. He is one of the most vocal critics of Chapter Master Seth's new policy of redemption, believing that the Flesh Tearers should hold no guilt for their past crimes. In his mind, all those outside of the Adeptus Astartes owe their continued existence to the bravery of Space Marines like the Flesh Tearers, so if a few are killed in an engagement by accident, then they are merely the price paid for the rest's continued welfare. This distain for human life has put him harshly at odds with Seth, who sees him as a traitor and an upstart. Unfortunately, too many of the remaining first company agree with Culter and are unwilling to apologize for their chapter's dark past.
Wielding an ancient hammer from the time of the Great Heresy, Brother Conatio has a blunt and direct manner similar to his weapon. Like Culter, he disagrees with Seth's desire for a glorious end for their chapter, but he believes in duty first, and he does agree with Seth that Culter's behavior borders on treasonous. A stern and uncompromising Astartes, Conatio follows his orders to the letter and harshly judges those who disobey their orders. The most famous instance of this is the Defense of Lacuna IV. Conatio and his squad had been tasked with reinforcing a beleaguered line of guardsmen. Standing beside a young guardsmen who quaked in fear, Conatio felt only hatred and the Red Thirst tugging at him. When ordered to fire, the boy merely whimpered and vomited. Conatio raised his hammer and pulped the sniveling whelp, roaring with fury as the first shots from both sides rang out.
Codicier Dolus stands as an enigma even to his fellow remaining Librarians in the Flesh Tearers. He served with the Deathwatch for many years before returning to his duties in the chapter. Even as other Librarians desperately train new Flesh Tearers Neophytes in the way of the Warp, Dolus excuses himself from such duties. Nearly always in seclusion, Dolus only joins the battle if his presence would mean the difference between victory and defeat. This whole situation places Seth in an odd position. Dolus stands as the eldest and most experienced member of the Flesh Tearers Librarius. However, no one would ever accept Dolus as a Epistolary, much less the Chief Librarian. Seth puts off the decision but he knows that he will one day have to choose between placing an outcast on the chapter council or snubbing one of the most powerful assets the Flesh Tearers still have.
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Edited by Marshal Sampson of Terra, 09 September 2012 - 03:56 PM.