Dark Heresy: Enemies Within
“Our enemies prowl in the shadows of shining cathedrals. They scuttle in the darkness of dank underhives. They lurk in the corners of gilded palaces. They even dare to stand openly, hiding behind false faces and honeyed words. They are everywhere that man live and breathe – and so we must always be ready to face them with fire and the Emperor’s wrath!”
–from the Epistles of Inquisitor Kharkov
Enemies Within, a new supplement for Dark Heresy Second Edition is now at The Wandering Dragon!
Across the Imperium, countless threats assail the Emperor’s dominion. Xenos from outside the Imperium’s borders launch daily incursions, intent on the destruction of our species. From the ever-changing realm of the Immaterium, daemons and other creations of the Ruinous Powers threaten to burst into Mankind’s plane of reality, eager to devour every human in existence. But perhaps the most deadly threat to the safety of the Imperium comes not from without, but within.
The worlds of the Askellon sector fester with undiscovered heresies and cults. Heretics, mutants, and witches exist on every planet, offering dark worship to the powers of Chaos. If left unchecked, their ghastly beliefs and practices will explode across the sector, dragging humanity screaming into the darkness. For such unbridled corruption, there can be only one cure: the pure and cleansing fire of the Ordo Hereticus.
Enemies Within is the first supplement for Dark Heresy Second Edition, and it offers new opportunities for your Acolytes in the Ordo Hereticus alongside a host of new heresies and cults for you to exterminate.
Beware the Enemy Within
The supplement opens with a history of the Ordo Hereticus’s activity within the Askellon sector. This sector of the Imperium has long been plagued with heresies of all kinds, and even in times of relative peace, heresy spreads to three new souls for every one an Acolyte sanctifies with fire. In this chapter of Enemies Within, you’ll learn the truth behind some of the greatest tragedies in the history of the sector, including deadly psyker eruptions, ferocious mutant uprisings, and other atrocities perpetrated against the glory of the Emperor’s rule.
You’ll also find a wealth of information about various Askellian planets and the heretical cults that you may discover fermenting on each planet. A planet’s culture may lend itself naturally to the emergence of certain cults, and your inquests will face different opponents on different planets. You may travel to the desert world of Hrax, a planet recently grown dissatisfied with the rule of the Imperium and filled with the darksome Warp power of furimancers. Or, your investigations may bring you inexorably to Pellenne, a radioactive world with a terrifyingly high level of mutation. Every planet in the Askellon sector offers new dangers and new heresies to root out. What’s more, this chapter offers the Game Master tools for generating brand new cults and devious plots, giving you new ways to spread the infection of the Warp to any part of the Askellon sector.
Plenty of new options for creating an Acolyte and equipping him for his duties exist in Enemies Within. Completely new home worlds offer plenty of variety, allowing you to play an Acolyte hailing from a productive agri-world, a remote frontier world, or a feudal world without advanced technology. New backgrounds and roles allow you to battle heresy as a member of the Adepta Sororitas or as a penitent mutant. You can even take on a new elite advance, becoming a Sister of Battle and bringing down the divine wrath of the Emperor upon all enemies of humanity.
Finally, you can expand your armory with new weapons, talents, and psychic powers specially suited to the Ordo Hereticus. With these new tools and skills, you can personalize your Acolyte to a greater degree than ever before. You may take up the meticulously crafted and blessed Godwyn-De’az bolt weapons, burn witches with a Brazier of Holy Fire, or ride aboard an Adepta Sororitas Immolator. You may even seek out items forbidden by the more puritan members of the Ordo, using the darksome powers of heresy to eradicate any corruption you can find. In the fight against the enemy within, you’ll need all the help you can get.
Do Not Fail the Emperor
To you, the Emperor has entrusted a most sacred duty: the protection of the Imperium and every man, woman, and child within. Your duty must remain inviolate, no matter what the cost in lives. Should you or another Acolyte shirk your noble calling, the entire sector could fall to the Warp. Sometimes, millions must burn to save the lives of billions.
Join the ranks of the Ordo Hereticus with Enemies Within! Now at The Wandering Dragon!