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  • #16
    Originally posted by LostLight View Post
    sounds like an interesting premise. I've never tried to design an Undertaking, but I do like the ones you made. Would you like the honor, Kingsraven?
    Oh what the hell. I'll see what I can do.


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    • #17
      Here's what I have so far. I don't think it's as good as Harpies or Sentinels but I was working to fit a setting rather than on pure inspiration.

      I don't have much for the Scourge yet, other than they'll be called Zelots an their Talent will probably be based around hearing "voices" that give them useful knowledge. Mechanically it will probably be a Celerity like ability to jump the initiative queue.

      Fanatic
      God cannot be wrong, so you can’t be real.

      Everyone wants their world to make sense and that means everyone’s doing something to make their world make sense. Maybe they’re harmlessly ignoring the evidence that their lucky socks are just ordinary wool, maybe they’re accusing somebody of non-existent crimes to pretend bad things only happen to bad people, or maybe they’re so desperate to believe that they’ll destroy any evidence to the contrary, even if that evidence is a living breathing person.

      The seeds of a Fanatic lie within all of us.

      Fanatics are a dangerous Undertaking and not because they’re good at killing and not being caught, all Slashers are like that. They’re a dangerous Undertaking because they’re good at playing well in groups.

      Everyone wants their world to make sense, and that means that there’s a lot of people selling: Religions, politicians, philosophers, media moguls, and more. Before their first kill Fanatics are drawn to mundane, often harmless (or at least no worse than average) groups that offer meaning. These groups often have a large amount of fanatics who are not Slashers, who are probably not even dangerous, but who can interact safely with the Slasher and offer them support or just provide a crowd that the Fanatic can blend into when Hunters come looking.

      But there is a red right hand, for those who know where to look. A regular fanatic kills the enemies of his cause, a Fanatic kills those who don’t make sense to their rigid world view. Christianity has plenty of room for a devil but none for Anton LaVey.

      Background: Everyone wants their world to make sense, but wanting it badly enough to kill, that takes something extra. Most Fanatics have some trauma or encounter with the supernatural in their background that shakes their world view to the core. They look for some way to rebuild it, and go far to far.

      A sharp observer may notice similarities to the origins of a Charmer, and many Fanatics could just as easily have Undertook that path instead. Some psychologists have been known to say that when they realised their beliefs could not fit in the world, Charmers chose to become fluid and mercurial to flow around the hard edges of the world but Fanatics chose to become rigid and force the world to make a space for them. Others point to similarities with Geniuses, a Genius has the Intelligence to find meaning in the chaos of life, a Fanatic has the Resolve to force meaning onto chaos.

      A proto-Fanatic can go for a surprisingly long time as a regular, even murderous, fanatic before becoming a Slasher. Many would-be Slashers find their own rigid fanaticism means they cannot resolve the contradiction between moral commandments against murder and their actions, those that can typically adopt some other Undertaking. Those who never do see their Integrity decay until suddenly it’s so simple: Those people can’t possibly exist, so it can’t be murder.

      Attribute: Resolve

      Undertaking Skills: Academics, Occult, Firearms, Stealth, Weaponry, Expression, Socialise, Subterfuge

      Talent - Out of Mind: Fanatics are unique among Slashers because they genuinely don’t believe they’re killers. Their victims are people who couldn’t possibly have existed. Mundane tricks like empathy rolls and truth serums can only uncover the Fanatic’s belief in their own innocence. Interrogation or mind reading will uncover a broken and self-contradictory tale, but the victim won’t be in it. Other supernatural powers may function normally, abnormally, or not at all depending on their nature and the Storyteller’s discretion.

      Frailty - A cog in the plan: Fanatics do not exist in isolation. They’re devoted to an external source of meaning, and that means somebody or something else is above them. A fanatic must either declare another character to be their authority figure and obey their every command to the best of their ability (which probably means a lot more deaths than she ever intended. If a Fanatic thinks it’s impossible for his authority to make a mistake, mistakes are put out of sight and out of mind in unmarked graves).

      Alternatively the Fanatic’s player can declare that their character's authority is someone who doesn’t ever communicate with them. God is a popular choice with fanatics, and in that example the players can roll some dice to select a random bible passage and create Aspirations based on the Fanatics “interpretations”. Other options include the President's latest speech or the front page of a newspaper from the Fanatics part of the world.


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      • #18
        I very like most of Undertaking, but...

        Originally posted by The Kings Raven View Post
        But there is a red right hand, for those who know where to look. A regular fanatic kills the enemies of his cause, a Fanatic kills those who don’t make sense to their rigid world view. Christianity has plenty of room for a devil but none for Anton LaVey.
        So devil is more possible to them than devil worshipers? If Fanatic believe there is Power of Evil, he should believe some people would choose it over the God - heretics and false idols worshipers are in Bible...


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        • #19
          sounds like a very good signature Undertaking for the Los Inocentes! While it may not be the only one, it does makes sense as the "most common one" for an Inquisitor. Maybe their Scourge would be something less about obeying authority and hearing voices and more about thinking themselves as divine messengers, gods upon earth who serve the eternal laws of the world (like, if Legends are spirit like, maybe they are angel like). Something which works with their motto, as it was once said by their (yet unnamed) founder-
          "We are not Judges, for Justice is blind for Sin.
          We are not Righteous, for Ethics justifies Sin.
          We are the Innocents- we do not Sin"


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          • #20
            Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
            I very like most of Undertaking, but...



            So devil is more possible to them than devil worshipers? If Fanatic believe there is Power of Evil, he should believe some people would choose it over the God - heretics and false idols worshipers are in Bible...
            I think that difference could be used in order to show that there is a difference between being an Innocent and being a Fanatic, and why the Los Inocentes show less interest in actual monsters and more in other hunters who defy their world view (in which unless you are a Catholic who see all supernatural as evil, you should die).


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            • #21
              Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
              So devil is more possible to them than devil worshipers? If Fanatic believe there is Power of Evil, he should believe some people would choose it over the God - heretics and false idols worshipers are in Bible...
              The point is that Anon LaVey isn't actually evil.

              A Christian Fanatic could imagine an evil devil worshiper, because that's what devil worshipers are supposed to be. However a non-evil devil worshipper does not compute.

              The evil devil worshippers would be like the cops standing between an Avenger and their real target; they might get killed but they're not the Undertaking's purpose.


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              • #22
                which is an even better reason for them to hate the Heirs of the Crown. Yep, I like that Undertaking for them.


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                • #23
                  ok, some thought about which organization are active in the Era and on which side they are-

                  Hunters
                  Los Inocentes (of course)
                  Cheiron Group (as Acheron Shipping & Trading Guild)
                  Cainte Heresy (having a more monolithic structure, this Era may be a part of the reason they turn into their scattered module)

                  Heretics
                  Heirs of the Crown
                  Lucifuge (tries and fails her attempt to unite everyone against the Inquisition and the Innocents)
                  Ascending Ones (muslims are one of the Inquisition's targets)
                  Aegis Kai Doru (their obsession with witch's relics has put them on that side, but they have mostly left Spain)

                  Founded in the Era
                  Malleus Maleficarum (formed in the late stage of the Inquisition and may take a part in the fall of the Black Cabal)
                  Scarlet Watch (while they blame the MM, maybe in that setting the Innocents are the ones to unite and betray them)
                  Silent Imperative (because someone needs to save helpless heretics)
                  L'Enfant Diabolique (you got the reference of "three blind men in France", didn't you?)

                  Big "I don't Know"
                  Faithful of Shulpae (they don't feel that relevant for the setting, but I may be mistaken)
                  Knights of St George (what England did during the Inquisition? Anyway, you don't need the Angels to be called heretic- it is enough to be Anglican)

                  Suggestions for those adaptations or new groups which may exist in the Era?


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                  • #24
                    ok, so I'm right in the golden point in which I just finished one test yet still didn't started studding for the next- so I present to you the Inocentes!

                    Los Inocentes

                    The Black Cabal

                    [an iron maiden in front of a massive cross decorated with the Spanish Crown]

                    Quis ut Deus?

                    Who is like God?

                    This is a rhetorical question no one expects to answer. After all, God is great, God is vast, God is all knowing and all powerful. Mortal men and women are like dust in front of His might, and they are constantly judged- those who love the Lord are taken to Heaven, while those who forsake Him are promised to Hell. While it may sound harsh, think about that for a moment- God has created you, gave you life, shaped your body and birthed your soul. He loves you, cares for you and even the hardships you suffer in life are meant to serve you in death. Turning against the All Mighty, like the Mourning Star did in the dawn of time, is not just lack of gratitude- this is blasphemy. Heresy. Those who turn against their place in the world should- must!- be punished.

                    The question is- by whom?

                    Another rhetorical question. God was the one to be hurt, and so God would be the one to punish- for no mortal man is allowed to take the life of another. Doing so is a sin, and sins lead to heresy. When God punish the wicked, He doesn't do so with anger or spite- God is above such lowly emotions. He does so in the way He does everything- with love, with compassion, with care for the thing He invest so much in to make it blossom into a beautiful flower. Killing the heretics was not because God is angry- but in order to save the very soul of the heretic. When God kills, it is not done with sin.

                    It is done with innocence.

                    The Inocentes were founded under those faiths- formed under the guidance of the Grand Inquisitor Torquemada, Bishop Antonio de Molines formed the Los Inocentes as a secret order inside the Inquisition. Just as the Spanish Inquisition was separated from the Holy See in order to make it loyal to the Spanish Crown, so were the Inocentes separated from the Inquisition in order make them loyal to the spiritual health of Spain itself. After all, the Inquisition has dealt with more mundane heresies- Jews and Muslims who tried to practice their religion while pretending to follow the Catholic Faith. The Los Inocentes, however, had a different goal- to find things which were not birthed by God and destroy them.

                    At the beginning, they were truly loyal to their goal- the hunted down monsters with zeal. Stacking vampires and leaving them to the sun. Cutting pagan werewolves with silver blades. Burning witches on the stake. All was made in the name of God- and as the Inquisition grew, so did they, until they finally discovered the ugly truth: that they were not the only ones to hunt monsters, and that not all hunters were as just as they were. Some were muslims, others searched for dark relics- and worst of all, few even consorted with demons. Those people- those heretics!- claimed to be the same as the Inocentes: protected of humanity from the things in the dark. When confronted with the question about what should they do when dealing with those so called "hunters", Antonio stood up and said the following words:

                    "We are not Just, for justice is blind to its own Sin.
                    We are not Righteous, for Righteousness accepts its own Sin.
                    We are the Innocents- we do not Sin"


                    And with those words, the Los Inocentes went with their new goal- to make sure that those who protect men's life would also protect their soul.

                    Motivated by their new found ideology and goal, the Los Inocentes went to battle against the other hunters, armed with no more than their faith- and all the power the Spanish Crown could provide. The first to recognize the danger were the Lucifuge, as the Lady saw her agents being hunted down by zealot mobs led by powerful Inquisitors. She tried to create a united front against the rising group- yet no one was willing to help. Everyone had their own problems, and they didn't understood how fast the self proclaimed "protectors of the Vigil's purity" grew in power and influence. They even managed to preform miracles in the name of their agenda- not faith, for in search for power in so called "Conspiracy" has recruited even among the common men, letting anyone in as long as they followed Catholicism and were willing to kill in the name of a God many no longer truly believed in. At some, the carving for killing was so strong that some they stopped searching for guilty and started finding ones everywhere- inquisitors who covered their face with a cross decorated veil while searching for kill, peasants who joined the group to commit their vengeance against foreigners, interrogators who seemed to enjoy their work a bit too much. The worst of all were the ones who killed with fever, truly believing that what they do is right. Eventually, the executed so many among the hunters as "heretics" that their victims gave them a new name- the Black Cabal, the so called "protectors of pure thought".

                    During the time of the Inquisition, the Los Inocentes are one of the greatest powers among both hunters and monsters under the sphere of the Spanish Empire. Some groups has been sided with them, either out of simple joined interests, common faith or pure fear. Others would be hunted down by the Black Cabal, fighting for constant survival from the fear of the mad Inquisition. The fear would be so deep, and even up in modern times the word "Cabal" would be used by hunters to describe unnatural collectives dedicated to murder or hunter organizations who went out of control. However, few (if any) of the modern organizations would be powerful enough to be compared to the awe inspired by the Inquisitors of the Vigil.

                    Who is like God?

                    No one- but the Innocents.

                    Asambleas:
                    The Inquisitors of the Vigil divide themselves through unity. All of them follow the same dogma, yet each serve a different purpose under the Grand Inquisitor. Still, they have one thing in common- they all kill, although their method may very.

                    The Muchedumbre are the peasants and low status members of the Black Cabal. They are seen as the most loyal members, who kill heretics on sight. They are trained as body guards and soldiers, and many of their more devoted members cover their face with veils decorated by crosses. They rarely flinch from blood, although they neither seem to enjoy the killing- actually, some may wonder if they enjoy anything at all. Associated Undertaking: Brute/Mask

                    Where the Muchedumbre are like swords, the Mensajeros are the arrows of the Innocents. They are elite spies, assassins and head hunters who usually chase after a single target. Many of them search after the most wanted among both men and monsters, and see their hunt as sacred. Some develop obsession toward certain enemies, and create an whole persona which terrifies their enemies. Associated Undertaking: Avenger/Legend

                    While the two former Assemblies are terrifying, the Negociadores scare even the rest of the Cabal's members.Their role is not killing- at least, not directly. Their work is a lot more noble- they negotiate with Hell over the victim's soul, which means getting a confession out of him- at any cost it may take. Many of them are smooth talkers, promising many things in exchange for confession, which would eventually lead the victim to the stake. They even sometimes interrogate their own members, for heresy can bloom anywhere. The most unfortunate cases are the ones who don't survive the interrogation- but hey, you can't save them all, right? Associated Undertaking: Charmer/Psycho

                    Status:
                    0- you have committed your life to defend the Vigil- even from its own members. You may buy dots in the Theurgia Endowment
                    000- You have killed in the name of your faith, and it grants you power. You get your Associated Undertaking, even if you somehow don't answer the rest of the requirements for gaining one. Alternatively, you may gain the Fanatic Undertaking instead. In case you already have an Undertaking (or, for some reason, prefer to avoid having one) you gain Resources for 3 dots from the wealth of the Spanish Empire.
                    00000- Few are has devoted as you, and you may be the next Grand Inquisitor. Your Associated Undertaking turns into a Scourge version, even if you don't answer the requirements. In an addition, you have the influence and authority of the Crown, which grants you control over mere peasants. Once per chapter, you may add your Status [Los Inocentes] to any Social roll.

                    Endowments: Theurgia
                    The dark miracles of the Black Cabal are a deep secret. Most new and low status members are led to believe that those are holy powers, gifted to them by the angels of God as a proof to the righteousness of their mission. Those who rise in rank later don't care anymore- only that the rituals work. Those few who dare to investigate the subject usually find themselves warned by the Negociadores to stop digging if they are lucky- or find one of the Inquisitions's members on their doorsteps if they are not. What ever the source of their power may be, while it wears holy aesthetics most would agree it does not come from God- or, at least, not the God most know and love.

                    Theurgia is not a single merit, but a collection of Rites with each being considered as a 1 dot Merit. Those Rites are bought from the Benediction list of Endowments, yet instead of using Benediction as a Dicepool they replace it with Status [Los Inocentes]. Unlike Benediction, those rituals are not effected by holy days and the names of the saints- instead, they are powered by pain and death. In order to use a Theurgia ritual, the Inquisitor must deal a number of Lethal Damage levels to any living thing. In the next 24 hours, the Inquisitor treats that damage as his effective Status for the Endowment's dicepool. In order to power the Rite as 3 dots power, they must deal it to an intelligent being. In order to activate 5 dot power, they must do it for a mortal. Killing a mortal during the act gives you +2 modifier bonus to the rules for that day. If that person was also "innocent" (that is, he did not claimed himself as "guilty" or show a direct proof for committing such crime) and is killed during the act, the Inquisitor suffer for -1 modifier instead. For that reason, it is so important for the Inquisitors that their victims would confess for their crimes, and many members of the Cabal keep their secret dungeons in Valladolid.

                    Stereotypes:
                    Acheron Shipping & Trading Guild: "I do not like them, not their methods- yet they are a necessary evil. Unlike others, they don't hide their evil, and by doing so they are less dangerous. One day we will exterminate them- but for now, we can use them to get rid of those who hide their evil. And use their money, of course"
                    Silent Imperative: "saving souls from our fire? Ridiculous! We free them from Hell- and by allowing their evil to escape unpunished they doom their eternal souls to damnation!"
                    Lucifuge: "do you really need me to explain you why you need to burn them with fire?"
                    Ascending Ones: "remains of the sad past when our land was occupied by the Arabs. Their faith in a false prophet together with their pagan rituals only show you how deep the corruption goes with the foreigners, and how that may infect us if we just let them be"
                    Heirs of the Crown: "They claim themselves to be as wise as Solomon? They, who wear demons on their flesh? You can't defeat Hell with sin- only innocence can protect you there"
                    Pythian Oracles: "We rarely travel outside of the Empire's protection, and for a good reason. Once, we heard about a very dangerous heresy in Greece, and we sent an whole unit undercover. Oh, they returned- their heads, at least"

                    "I return once more- Do You confess?"
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                    • #25
                      The word is Muchedumbre, you have to take that "n" out.


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                      • #26
                        thanks! I don't speak Spanish so I work with dictionaries and translators, so there is always a chance for such errors not matter how hard I try to avoid them.


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                        • #27
                          If you need someone to cross-check your spanish, just send the stuff my way. I'll be happy to help.


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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by LostLight View Post
                            The Black Cabal

                            [an iron maiden in front of a massive cross decorated with the Spanish Crown]


                            Sorry. I needed to do this.


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                            • #29
                              The Inquisition March On

                              "Forgive me Father, for I have sinned"

                              That was the start of the ritual. The person, filled with guilt, would come into his booth, seeking to relieve his pain while protected with anonymity. He would ask how much time has passed since his last confession, he would usually say "around three months". He'll ask for which sins he has committed, and he'll start listing them- some petty, some not so much. He'll tell him to say a couple of "Hail Marys", he would say them- and then departs. After that, Father Obadiah would follow him home, break in, drug him, crucify him upon one of the walls and write down a gospel with his victim's blood. The police claimed he did it because he believed he was doing "God's work by freeing them from sins". Sometimes, he believed them.

                              It wasn't always like this- he was once a good man: at least, he think he was. He tried, at least- but no one is perfect. Everyone sin, even in small ways, like getting jealous of his neighbor's new car or looking at a woman and think inappropriate thoughts. He saw miracles- he even did miracles. He was one of the few in the Church who knew that the world was wider than they thought, and Satan's spawn truly walked among humanity like wolves in sheep's clothing. He saw men turn into beasts, he saw demons play with the living like puppets, he saw pale princes covered with crimson blood. He battled those abominations and won, all for the glory of God.

                              Humanity was the one to break him.

                              No matter how much time he invested in the shadows, he still kept fulfilling hid duties and listen to confessions. Day after day, he sat there and heard how people allow themselves open up about the darkest sides of personality and tell him the most awful things- and he could not have done anything, just sitting there, listening for another confession, and another one, and another one. "Those where the people I tried to protect?" he asked himself "Those lowly people, who think that by saying a prayer or two they are free to do as they please?". He started reading, searching for an answer in the holy scripture- when he stumbled upon a book who should have not been there. He recognized the signs- it was a forbidden book, an heresy. He should have not read it, he should not have even touched it.

                              He read it anyway.

                              ​That was a testament of some kind- right from the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Part history book, part gospel like structure, the book detailed the faith of an holy group before his own, one which was committed not to fight monsters, but to protect against human evil. Something clicked in his mind as he read it, and he could not have stopped- not even when he finally understood that the cover was made of human skin. And so, naming himself after the mysterious author, Father Obadiah was born.

                              And now, he sat there, waiting for the other man to start the ritual. They already sat in silence for a few moments, but it was ok- some people needed some time to open up, allow themselves to tell about the darkest parts of their soul. Finally, the young men opened his mouth- but his words were different than the rest.

                              "Father" he said "Why is there evil in the world?"

                              Father Obadiah was confused. That was not how things worked- but he still had to answer. That was a part of the ritual, too,

                              "Because Satan has his hand in the world, my Son" he said "Please, tell me what bothers you"

                              "But Father" the man continued "If Satan is the reason for all evil, what does it mean about us? If he is the responsible for our sins, why are we the ones to be punished?"

                              "This is why we hold confessions, Son" Father Obadiah answered, starting to sweat- this was not right! this was not right!- "Man can save his soul by confessing his crimes before God, purifying himself from Satan's evil by seeking forgiveness from God"

                              "Do you believe we all deserve God's forgiveness?"

                              "Yes, yes of course"

                              A moment of silence passed, and then the men said with silent voice "I don't think so"


                              The window which separated them shattered. Sharp glasses cut through Father Obadiah's face, eyes, lips. He screamed and fell back, covered with blood, looking directly at the young man's black, hard eyes.. and his gun, which was pointed directly to his head. He had no room to escape in the small booth, no way to dodge to coming shot.

                              "You have no right!" he screamed "You have no right! I am God's hand! I do God's work! I do all in the name of the Lord! This is my right to judge the sins of men- what give you the right to judge me?!"

                              The young man smiled calmly at Father Obadiah and said a single word before blowing his head.

                              ​"Innocence"


                              Legacy of the Inquisition

                              As far as everyone are concerned, the Black Cabal has died out with the Spanish Empire. As the empire fell from grace, the Inquisition has started to slow down, lacking the resources meant to support itself- and with it, the Los Inocentes has started to weaken. While they were feared as long as the Spanish Crown supported them, with its constant support they became vulnerable. Worse, during the dark times they made themselves a number of enemies, all waiting to jump on their throat the second they showed weakness. The Aegis Kai Doru, who avoided the Inquisition almost entirely, suddenly raided their offices for holy relics. The Lucifuge and the Ascending Ones, who had to escape Iberia fearing for their lives, sneaked back into their lands and made ambushes against the self proclaimed "Inquisitors of the Vigil". While they claimed to have "allies", in the moment of truth they were abandoned by them- the Cainte Heresy has shattered its own leadership after the Innocents turned upon them, the Scarlet Watch saw themselves as betrayed by the Inquisitors of the Vigil and Acheron never truly was on their side, and it gladly left them to their enemies to scavenge their corpse. The death blow came not from Spain, however- but from the Papal States, The Pope made a new Inquisition, one which was loyal to the Holy See and hunted after monsters, not people. Claiming the Los Innocentes to be heretics and blasphemers, they swept to their strongholds and destroyed the already weakened group. Eventually, their name would be forgotten, lost in time- and all that would be left behind is the primal terror hunters feel when they hear the word "Cabal".

                              Or is it?

                              Trial: yes, it is the truth. The Black Cabal was a unique phenomena created during this Dark Era, and it no longer exist. Maybe a person or two may find themselves inspired by the storied of the Black Legend of Spain and module their own Slasher Persona around it, the organization as is no longer exist.

                              Guilt: or maybe they survived, faking their own destruction in order to manipulate the world behind the scenes. They may have been weakened for centuries, hiding under deep cover- yet they still around, rebuilding themselves. While they never managed to recreate something in the scale of the Inquisition, tonight they are stronger than they were for years, and their hidden dungeons are slowly refilled with new screams as they wait for an open war against their new enemies- especially the Malleus.

                              Confession: or maybe they are not enemies- not anymore. Instead, the Black Cabal was absorbed into the Shadow Congregation, becoming the small Order of Holy Innocents. On the surface, they honor the memory of all the young children who died under Herod's command, keeping to themselves. However, sometimes when trouble rise in the Malleus's own ranks and a traitor is found, they are called from their prison-monastery and use their special Benedictions in order to sniff out the enemy within. Speaking with them beyond things connected to their work are strictly forbidden, no one is allowed to enter their territory and you may not ask why bells always ring in their monastery. No, it is not to cover up the screams of the trapped victims. Move along, move along.

                              Redemption: when the Innocents were founded, they were not the Black Cabal. They were the Inquisitors of the Vigil- searching for hidden monsters and dangerous heresies. Yet, their obsession toward heresy was their downfall- yet maybe they learned something from that. While Slashers has took over their Inquisition, some may have truly wished to make the world a better place. All hunters uphold the Vigil, but who like them knows that it can be all too easy to take it to the extreme. When the united efforts of both believers and heretics stroke the Cabal down, the only ones to get killed were the obsessive Slashers, who couldn't stop killing. Those who managed to avoid the corruption hid, faking the death of their own organization in order to both save themselves and get rid of the cancer in their Inquisition. They are still around, walking unseen among other hunters, fearing to use their name knowing what other hunters may think, yet dare not to forget their history. They are still the Inquisitors of the Vigil, although they goal has changed- they no longer brand whole groups as heretics and seek to destroy anyone who is not like them. Instead, they search for signs of corruptions among the members of other groups, people who seem to enjoy killing too much and keep an open eye on them. If they ever cross the line, they strike them down before it becomes too late. The fall of entire Conspiracy into Slasherhood is something which should not happen again- and they are there to make sure of it.

                              Those are just suggestions, after all. Feel free to make your own end for the Inquisition!


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                                Was someone expecting me?

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