The Fortunous Dynasty's Exploits
Cabal of the Exoriators
This cabal hunts spacecraft crews. They find the varied horrors that a voidsman survives makes for an exquisite treat, after the mind has been squeezed dry. Then the haemonculi go to work, flaying and twisting their bodies of those unfortunates. Others have their living skin stretched across the insides of ships, impaler modules or the cockpits of fighters.
The warriors are known for their incredible skill at removing the skin, nerves and brain to create a wallpaper capable of feeling pain.
Their colors are the deep red of blood, the slight yellow of subcutaneous fat and the whitish flesh of voidsman skin. The colors are painted on with such skill that they appear real. The effort of keeping a skin alive is a little too much to deal with in combat.
The group has no hellions- they cannot operate in the void and Imperial ships are too crowded to give them room to play.
The Archon is halfway to a haemonculus himself, his skill is in torture and body modification is so great. Many of the ruined crew unleashed in a boarding action are his work.
The highest torment is considered the use of former crew against their own ship. At times it is to let the twisted remains of crew, now twisted into grotesques. Sometimes the warriors fire severed heads from overgrown terrorfexes. Other times tortured bridge or warrant officers prophesy doom to their former crew.
The current favorite of the Archon is Sardonyx, who captured the head of the Fortunous Dynasy and his favored son. As a reward, Sardonyx was given command of the Dark Voyager, flagship of the cabal’s extensive fleet.
- Ozran: Raider flotilla leader