The Big Book of Demons

Demons lurk among us all. Songs are written about them, many worship them, many slaughter them and hunt them. But the majority fear them, cower from them for them to corrupt you and terrorize your very souls. This book, whether it may be of use to you is none of its concern, but to advise you, guide you and help against the beings of the dark, the fire, the hate. I and my sister are experienced Demon Hunters, and we know the horrors these creatures cause.


38. 35 - The Grey Knights (Demon Hunters)

The Grey Knights

Battle Cry:
We are the hammer
We are the right hand of the Emperor 
The instrument of His will 
The gauntlet about His fist 
The tip of His spear
The edge of His sword!

The Grey Knights are one of the most powerful fighting forces in the entire galaxy. Their only task is to eradicate, purge, destroy and obliterate all daemonic forces where ever they maybe. Each Grey Knight is blessed with wargear specially crafted for each he and creatively designed to combat the forces of Chaos with extreme efficiency. Many worlds, even whole solar systems, have been saved by these zealous and ardent heroes of man kind.

Such divine prowess could not hope to come from mere mortal men. The Grey Knights are a race of humans known as the Adeptus Astartes, a race of genetically engineered super humans that have many organs that enhance their fighting abilities. They are twice the size of an average sized man, they have acute hearing and sight, can breath any atmosphere, no matter how toxic and are strong enough the break steel with their fists; plus many other body modifications that yet further their enhancements. 

Each and every Grey Knight could see centuries of service, their training taking many years, if not decades to complete, before they are formally recognised as Grey Knights. But before they start, they must go through several gruelling trials and tests of mental and physical torment. Once they have passed several weeks of torture, the training will take place on Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, where their main fortress-monastery is located. The training will involve combat techniques in melee and firearms until their skills with both are as sharp as the weapons they wield. They must also perfect themselves in the ways of battlefield first-aid and healing, engineering of vehicles and their equipment, and finally how to hone their psychic abilities in sorcery. All this is the bare minimum to know when fighting beasts of such raw malice and hatred.

Every Grey Knight is equipped with various apparatus that all amplify his fighting abilities.

The Aegis Armour:
Aegis Armour is designed not only designed to protect the wearer from physical blows with metallic ceramite plates, but is a lattice structure encrusted with psycho-conductive filaments and amulets that help shield the warrior from also the psychic powers of the warp that may bare down on him as he fights the hordes of daemons, making him unable to be corrupt by any essence of daemonic kind. 


Nemesis Force Weapons:
Nemesis Force Weapons are close combat weapons that are so finely crafted and so rare that should a Battle Brother of the Grey Knights tragically fall in the fires of war, every Grey Knight around him have a soul duty to reclaim his Nemesis Force Weapon without hesitation.
The Nemesis Force Weapon is able to not only cut through most metals with typical ease, due to the electronic wires that run through the inside of the blade, but they also have the capability for the wielder to cast their abilities in the art of powerful sorcery.
Nemesis Force Weapons come in all forms of weaponry, such as a halberd being the preferred, a sword, a hammer, an axe etc.

Storm Bolter:
The Storm Bolter is a double barrelled, .75 calibre ballistic weapon. With the double barrelled capability, it has much more fire power than anything normally issued, but this comes at the cost of large recoil. To combat this recoil as best as the Grey Knights can for accurate fire, they attach it to the wrists, which also enables the Grey Knights to have a free hand. The magazines are fed in from the sides.

The Grey Knights are the most formidable and most avid human beings the galaxy has seen. To go up against the lowest ranking Grey Knight is a challenge not many can even dream of over coming. Then, there is to take on a Brotherhood Champion of the Grey Knights is even more foolish to think one would even stand a chance.

I know my sister is a hell of a good fighter, however, she does not compare to the virtue of the Grey Knights, she should aspire to be like one of them. I know I do.

- Aldrin Shadownight

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