Thursday, 14 September 2017

Faction Focus: Grey Knights Vindicare Assassin

When the Inquisitorial strike cruiser "Icarus" was within orbit of Belis Alta the vindicare assassin #34.826 had awoken from his cryo chamber. The ships medical staff had slowly turned off the Cryo implants and the assassin regained consciousness. It had been many years ago the the Assassin was last active but now his expertise was needed once again.
Vindicare Assassin on Belis Alta
Inquisitor Coteaz had ordered the activation of the deadly assassin specially to hunt down the genestealer Patriarch on Belis Alta. Coteaz realised that killing the Patriarch quickly was nigh impossible. He would be protected by his cult followers and would probably not show himself and stay in his lair. But a vindicare assassin was perfect for this job, he would infiltrate deep behind enemy lines and could lie in wait for it's target for days or weeks for that one kill shot. The assassin had been given it's target and when his personal drop pod had landed on Belis Alta assassin #34.826 quickly slipped into darkness and wasn't seen again. The hunt was on...

About Vindicare Assassin Operatives
 The Vindicare Assassins specialise in vengeance and revenge killings. They make use of a specially designed, long-range Sniper Rifle called the Exitus Rifle. The Vindicare Assassin brings inglorious death to the Emperor's enemies with a Sniper's bullet. Vindicare Assassins have been known to wait in a position for as long as two weeks before taking a shot. Many rebellions and cults have been ended with one, perfect shot from a Vindicare's rifle.
The Vindicare Temple teaches the assassin the art of patience and the perfection of marksmanship. These stoic assassins are conditioned by their temple to be unflinchingly loyal to the Imperium, often being trained to limit their vocabulary only to words that are useful for their profession, cutting off all emotional attachments to other humans so that they will never hesitate to eliminate any target.The intense training of a Vindicare Assassin enables them to pick out a single target even amongst roving hordes of enemies on the battlefield.

A Vindicare Assassin scopes
 his target.
 The Exitus Rifle of a Vindicare Assassin is his primary weapon, and is chambered to fire a variety of specialised ammunition types, therefore he is equipped to take out targets ranging from well-shielded individuals to monstrous beasts or vehicles. He is also issued with an Exitus Pistol, which fires a shot more powerful than most personal firearms used in the Imperium, providing him with a valuable short-ranged weapon for situations where a sniper's rifle would not do.
Vindicare Assassins wear a Spy Mask, which is able to scan on a wide spectrum to pick out heat and energy sources over long distances. The mask also allows the Assassin to monitor the enemy's communication channels, and comes equipped with concentrated food and water cartridges for extended operations. They also wear a specially designed Stealth Suit, which combines normal synskin with chameleon chemicals to hide their forms in their surroundings.