+++Classification – Romeo Echo+++
+From – Prefect Dux Patrik Doucat+
+To – Abbott Ramius Wojtek+
+++Subject – Recruitment of Strikeforce for Exactores Solar+++
Greetings Ramius, I hope all is well with you at Schola Progenium Arcadia, I write to you with an opportunity for some of your Progena.
As you may have heard, I have transferred from the Commissariat to take up my families ancestral holdings within Segmentum Solar. You may remember from our time at the Schola that my immediate family perished in a Xenos pirate raid en route to Necromunda. What neither of us had known, as I was both too young and busy receiving corporal punishment and mental reconditioning (the good old days), was that my father was heir to a Ducal seat within the Adeptus Administratum. In the last years, with the increasing violence across our great Imperium, it would appear my entire extended family have also met untimely deaths. A stray las round while hunting here, a poisoned (and illegal) pleasure narcotic there and suddenly I am the last remaining Doucat. The Commissariat, in their wisdom, has seen fit to allow me to transfer from frontline service in the Emperor’s wars and take up my birthright; I am now a Prefect Dux within the Adeptus Administrative. Shocking, I know; it is a long way from sleeping on the ground in our cell in Arcadia. With this new position comes with a return of my family’s estate on Terra, holdings on Vorlese and Durant III, and merchant fleets on Necromunda; sadly, many of these once mighty pillars of the Doucat name have fell into disrepair through the avarice and mismanagement of my family. It is my intention to restore my house to the heights that it once was; that is where you and Arcadia come in.
With privilege, comes responsibility. My role within the Administratum is with the Exactores Solar; I have been charged with the enforcement of the Imperial Tithe on non-compliant governors within the segmentum. With my duel authority as both a Lord Commissar as well as Prefect Dux of the Administratum, I have the authority to recruit aspiring Adepts from the Schola Progenium and use them in the execution of my duties. Already, I have gathered the majority of a squadron worth of Tempestus Scion veterans, officers, soldiers and equipment, from my last posting on Armageddon. Through threat and motivation, these soldiers have forsaken demobilisation and are now being transferred to Terra where they will be barracked. I will, however, need more soldiers and replacements as I fear, in these dark days, that many governors, kings and tyrants who rule in the Emperor’s name, may forsake their oaths to Terra for greed, power or pleasure.
Ramier, I speak honestly to you. I do not need fanatics or psychotic killers. I need Adepts who will execute their mission cleanly and discretely and then disappear. My goal is not to destroy the planet but to convince, with words or deeds, whoever sits on a world’s throne that they must render unto Terra what is Terra’s.
Long-winded spiel, thank you for bearing with me. I’m redoing the fluff behind my Scion force after a few years away. The gist, as hopefully it is clear above, is that a Lord Commissar has inherited his dead family’s position as a tax collector. Exactores were Roman tax-collectors that could double as agents for the state; that sounds like a good name for a fighting unit in the Grim Dark future. The Exactores Solar are essentially a strikeforce which forcibly collects the tithe from non-compliant planets in, this case, the Segmentum Solar. My concept would see this as an arm of the Administratum who would likely want to use their own muscle to intimidate or replace leadership versus other organizations (Guard, Inquisition, Astartes, Arbites) who may burn down a planet or slaughter a population to send a message…Not good if you just want to make sure the next shipment of protein gruel makes it off-world.
My pledge to the event is to finish the 12x Scions that have been sitting in my basement for the past two years. This will fill out most of the holes that presently exist in the line squads. If this goes well, I have 1x Taurox Prime and 1x Valkyrie that could be added to the pledge…who knows. Also, the good Prefect Dux needs a model which I’m debating buying, the resin Lord Commissar, or converting out of a Scion body, some random head, and the Commissar hat from the newish plastic Commissar.
53x MT Scions. Organized presently in 6x 10man squads and 2x Comd squads
Plasma squads 1-3 are near complete minus paint on 1x Plasma. Of note, squads are built around 1x Tempestor with Plasma Pistol, 3x Plasma Gunners and 1x HSVG for fire support.
Gaps in the 4th Plasma squad (Right) and 2x Melta squads (Left) to be filled with the new troops.
Abbott Ramier Wojtek (Ministorium Priest/Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor) with Inferno Pistol
Yet to be named Prefect Captain (Tempestor Prime). This one has seen some battle damage when collecting a bill.