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Old 18 Dec 2006, 19:45   #1 (permalink)
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I saw the Officio Assassinarium thread, and that got me thinking...

Could there be more Assassin temples? Other than Vindicare, Vanus, Callidus, etc.? Possibly even more disguised and hidden than the rest of the temples (which would be why it was never discovered) or maybe a new temple?

I'd like to know, because I love to roleplay online and write stories/fluff and if I could create another type of assassin that could lead to a bunch of fun and creativity and all that good stuff

So...comments, discussion, etc. goes here
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Old 18 Dec 2006, 19:55   #2 (permalink)
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f there was I think it would be not affiliated with the Imperium. as they would want to take control over the assasins in the imperium as such skilled individuals would be highly dangerous
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Old 18 Dec 2006, 19:56   #3 (permalink)
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There could be many Assassin temples. They are not located in the same place, and there is really no indication of how much communication there is between them or what their relative sizes are. Some are better suited to the Battlefield, and some are better suited to acting independently in non-military environments. The only criteria you need to work with is that a new temple should not overlap too much with the existing assassin Archetypes.

Sniper: Vindicare
Backstabber/Disguise: Callidus
Berserker: Eversor
Poisoner: Venenum

Culexus is a little special, as they are designed solely to kill Psykers. There is also room for a trap/"accident" expert (possibly Vanus). I also think there may be room for a Psychic Assassin (an Assassin who is himself a Psyker, as opposed to the Culexus who hunts them down). If you can come up with an idea that is distinct from the others, there is nothing to say that such has not been created by the Imperium. That is not to say that such a temple has never been "discovered". The Officio Assassinorum is not old enough for that to really be much of an issue. The Temples are all in regular communication with the Imperium, as far as we know, since that is how they get their assignments. They do not appear to be independent in the same manner as the Astartes. But it is possible that the other temples are not as large, or that their focus is such that they rarely appear on battlefields. As such, it makes sense for them to be more obscure than the temples we have rules for.
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Old 18 Dec 2006, 21:00   #4 (permalink)
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Cool, thanks

I'll get to work on some ideas.
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Old 18 Dec 2006, 21:26   #5 (permalink)
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No I think there's just the six temples.

However there are many many death cults in the imperium, and quite a few of them employ assassins of various types.

whether these death cults worship the emperor or not is a different story.

Also a quick note for Khanaris:

The assassin temples DID used to be independent from the imperium, in a similar way to the Astartes, but after the wars of vindication the Inquisition and High lords stepped in and put some severe controls in place to bring the assassins back into line.
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There are assassins beyond those seen in the Officio Assassinorum - the Death Cultists are but the first proof of this. However, there are only the six assassin "temples" within the OS. There is a piece in Codex: Assassins detailing how the six temples (Callidus, Culexus, Eversor, Vanus, Venenum and Vindicare) came to be, and I see no reason why it would have excluded any.
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Old 19 Dec 2006, 00:08   #7 (permalink)
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Well, Codex: Assassins doesn't exist anymore, right? So maybe more could've been "added" since then...
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Old 19 Dec 2006, 00:39   #8 (permalink)
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It does exist. I have my copy right here, thank you. See *Waves Codex around*. Unless you're calling me a crazy hallucinating weirdo. :P

Seriously though, I don't think any more are going to be added. All the angles are pretty much covered, and it would piss a lot of die-hard fluff fans off if they changed things.
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It exists... its just out of print. I have a copy as well.

If you can pull it off, I think the idea would be pretty cool.

I'd say, fluffwise, there would be a rediculously huge amount of paperwork and Emperor only knows what else before a new Assassin Temple is created.
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It exists... its just out of print.
That's what I meant :funny: sorry for not being so clear
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