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==--==-- Transmission Code KH7-TGNR AC 001004 --==--==
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The followers of Nurgle you sent me are surely the most vexing creatures under the Gods' dominion. They appear incapable of following even simple orders, beyond "kill and eat this target".
Subtlety is paramount in our activities, and yet these imbecilic mutants have no grasp of this. They are as mindless drones, blind and stupid and useful only as grotesque cannon fodder.
As foolish and easily swayed as the average Imperial Citizen is, even our most devout converts cannot look upon the Hollow Knights and feel anything but immediate revulsion and horror.
There is no use for the Hollow Knights as tools of conversion, which is - correct me if I am mistaken - the entire point of sending me to this backwater planet in the first place.
Please, instruct me as to the wisdom of reinforcing me with such an obvious handicap to our plan.
Praise be to the Great Gods
Dark Apostle Thuridias
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==--==-- Transmission Code KH7-TGNS MK 006024 --==--==
I took you for an intelligent man until I received your most recent transmission.
Had the Great Gods gifted you with any wisdom, you'd send the Hollow Knights into the wilderness, away from the cities. Allow them to feast on the wildlife, but instruct them to spread their Flesh Hunger Plague in the fauna that the cities hunt for food.
I trust I don't need to tell you to use the resulting outbreaks of flesh-eating animals as a sign that The False Emperor laughs with scorn at their plight, nor to use your own men to eradicate the outbreak.
I further hope I don't need to tell you that if hunger is all the Knights seem to care about, then you should use that to motivate them. Nor do I hope to be required to instruct you to let the Hollow Knights eat the corpses of the slain afterward. Feasting gives them strength, and you will have need of strength to uproot the Imperial bastions that govern the 'backwater world' you've been assigned to, which we will need secured and devoted to us in order to stage further operations around the Tygarian system.
Thuridias, never again presume that mere distance makes you immune to my wrath, and remember that your tenuous grasp on the power you currently wield is dependent on my extremely limited patience. Do not pester me again with another infantile outburst.
Perhaps I was mistaken when I thought the Gods had marked you for greatness.
All praise to the Great Gods
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Vow Complete! Here's my two newest Plague Marines, ready to slay and consume in the name of the Plaguefather.
I've included a couple of cheeky bonus pictures in the spoiler below:
That's four bolter guys down, just three to go.
Feeling pretty good about this so far.
Suffer not the typo to live!
Edited by Ace Debonair, 14 February 2020 - 12:35 PM.