"Surgery is required. You are my scalpel."
- write up from the box.
"Multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die."
- write up from the box.
"Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins."
- Thomas Aquinas.
"To the righteous we bring hope. To the tainted we bring fire."
A (mis) interpretation:
Designation: Marquis de Plume.
Affiliation: The N.O.M. Legion - Der Nachtragend Jäger Spezialkräfte.
Abilities: Panzer Kunst - anti-armour martial art; psionic manipulation; transhuman physiology; indomitable will.
Std. armaments: N.O.M. Totenmaske; N.O.M. Lebensunterstützung Hilfesystem; N.O.M. Prey Box - Jagdkasten x 1; Tilphousia - .50 Nemesis revolver x 2; Alekto - Nemesis grenade x 3.
In the aftermath of the War of Unbelief by the traitorous Fallens, the Supreme Mother raised the Second Founding from the surviving N.O.M. Legion loyalists. As the traitors scattered across the Sol System, a unique, special task group is created to continue the Great Scouring in order to eliminate the Lost and the Damned. Known as The Unforgiven, they hold the duty of capturing or killing the Fallens as their most sacred duty, even superseding all other necessities. So committed they are to their primary objective, The Unforgiven have been known to literally leave the battlefield in a midst of combat, amidst a battle, in order to chase down a suspected sighting of a Fallen. Once a psychic signature is detected, an Unforgiven would relentlessly track and pursue the foul footprints of sentiency left behind by a Fallen before it fades from the mind set. They would track and hunt down any Fallen, forcing them to repent and wash away their sins with their bloods. The Unforgiven is driven by their single minded objective to ensure that the traitors atone for their sins against the Supreme Mother and the Three Fold Path. They would never rest until every one of the Fallens have been eliminated. The Unforgiven also quietly watch over their own Battle-brothers and sisters, and also themselves. Everyone would be silently scrutinised for signs of corruption. They are answerable only to the Supreme Mother Herself. Shrouded in secrecy, and due to the mysterious nature of their existence, The Unforgiven have raised a certain degree of mistrust towards them amongst other N.O.M. legionnaires. They are numbered in few but are blessed with abilities and skills to combat the traitors and their new, monstrous masters singularly.
The Unforgiven is currently led by Marquis de Plume, whom is personally hand chosen by the Supreme Mother. The former Keeper of Lore, a formidable Nom de Plume trained by The First during his time as a Nom di Sciple whom had fought along side Garmr to hold the Northern Chamber, sworn that so long as even one single Fallen remain alive and un-repented for their sins, The Unforgiven would continue to carry out their roles with zeal. Many have been martyred during the pursuit. Success comes at a high price, a price which an Unforgiven would willingly pay in return for the atonement of a Fallen whom sullied the name of the Supreme Mother and Her Legion. Amongst them include Sombre de Plume whose name is now honoured within the heart of each Unforgiven, remembered for his tenaciousness in fulfilling his duty and loyalty during a hunt and subsequent battle to the death against a Fallen warband leader and their corrupted followers.
Given that their primary foes are Chaos corrupted former N.O.M. legionnaires, as such equal in powers or even greater, and in order to combat this powerful threat, there are no neophytes in The Unforgiven. Aspirants are strictly and stringently drawn from existing Nom de Plume ranks whereby they are trained further rigorously to specifically hunt and bring down their own corrupted battle-brothers and sisters, as well as the dangerous Chaos entities from The Immaterium. Every Unforgiven are extremely potent psykers, utterly incorruptible with vast knowledge and skilled at battle, which surpass majority of other N.O.M. members. They are blessed with unique weaponries and honoured with individual Prey Box from the Supreme Mother. All have undergone the Test of Corruption and taken the Journey within the Warp. Yet, it is ultimately their pure of heart and unblemished soul which made them one of the most powerful and unique groups in the entire Legion.
Any WWR related figures are usually a winner in my book and this figure is no exception, further excited by the inclusion of the "Prey Box", whatever that is, wait, Ashley Wood did explain what that was if memory serves me right but I could be wrong. Either that or typical of his "cryptic" and ever changing official tiny bits of info shared, I still do not have any idea what it is. There are WWR graphic novels or collected tome out there, maybe I will get one but let's see. Regardless, the "Prey Box" was previously available, in different version, exclusively only for "veterans" of ThreeA membership whom renewed in the fourth year. Marquis de Plume is different from other de Plumes, new design, as part of the "second phase" of WWR line, with added EVOL word. Curiously, I think I saw four grenades instead of three in the promo pics. As always, there are surprise drops of the day - Sombre de Plume (all black colour-way) and Dead de Plume (GID). There is also very, very rare hand drawn insertion of art by Ash himself randomly inserted into the box. I frantically hope to get one but...well, its alright. It is WWR, along side AK and Popbot which drawn me to ThreeA in the first place. Here's hoping more exciting figures/bots coming our way soon. As usually, I drawn the misinterpretation from the rich world of Games Workshop's WH40K.