Only War: The Tsadian Campaign

Diary of Custodian Gothicus Kuti

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First day out of basic and into the field and I don’t recall much of it. One second I’m in the back of the Chimera, next think I can recall is diving behind a small fountain as the Emperor’s wrath flew about me.

We were being deployed in search of one Magistrate Belgor Mung. He’s come under the eye of the Adeptus Ministorum due to an odd collection of relics he seems to be massing. Brass thinks he might be heretical. At least, that’s what I was told in the back of the Chimera on the way to the chapel. I can’t say I’m too fond of the two extras we seemed to have picked up. I’ve never liked Tech Priests and Psykers. More loyal to the Emperor than anyone else in the Chimera but something about them unnerves me. I will be glad when we can be rid of them and us Custodians can get on dispensing the Emperor’s justice without the likes off them being in the way.

From what I’ve been told by Hallsing I was resisting the Litany of War to myself when we crashed into the Chapel and I proceed to “make my head more acquainted with the driver’s seat”. I don’t get the humour became my head is still throbbing from the impact.

World comes to, I don’t know how long has passed, and the rest of the team are out of the Chimera and all I can hear is shotgun fire and screaming. I remember Senior Custodian Ostlund Harvik yelling something about getting on the right flank and I hurled myself out of the Chimera and into the battle. Fragmentation grenade almost instantly goes off on the other side of my cover and destroys it. Again I have had to ask Hallsing what happened as my memory went fuzzy from the shock of the explosion. He tells me that I apparently got up unharmed, begun to close the distances firing my shotgun and bellowing the Oath of Vengance. Here is the bit I don’t believe though, he tell me I shrugged off a fragmentation grenade that went off not a foot away and preceded to close the final few meters and cut the man in two! If it is true then it would seem the Emperor is smiling upon me.

What I do remember from the battle though is the fire that was engulfing the chapel and the tech priest butchering two of our foes. I worry though, Harvik seems to be accusing me of disobeying orders and worst still I question the righteous of the mission a little. The man that I killed seemed to only be a guard, he had no signs of heresy and his expression was that of fear. I have been taught that heretics welcome death and often die with smiles on their faces. This man was anything but smiling. I am the Emperor’s weapon and he may use me how he wishes but I can not help but feel uneasy.

End Log

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