Templar Calix are the most secretive and reclusive militant group of the Scholastia Psykana; mused as body guards for top military commanders and high ranking adepts. Virtually never seen some believe them as a myth. Trained Psykers in the dark arts of assassination and hand to hand combat; wearing black robes with emotionless visages can easily be taken as a myth; yet what most do not realize are that Templars of the Scholastica Psykana are very real and an effective tool to the militant wing of the Scholastica Psykana.
Why Karzak was summoned to the Black Monastery was not indicated in the coded letter that was delivered to Karzak personally by a noticeably “devote” youth. The letter was written with a deep red ink; the runes etched into the material used (to the untrained eyes) would twist and mold into words that burnt the minds of the “untrained.”
Karzak cared little at that point for Byth and all its Libraries and Schools, even for his comrades who he knew would be left to sort out mess they had been “gifted by the Emperor” to clean up. ; Karzak cared for one thing and that was to meet with the four Templar Calix which met him at his residence. Karzak Tel’i; Trusted Acolyte to inquisitor creed. You will follow us to our drop ship. Master Templar Calix Argine requests your….admittance into the Order
A dark and foreboding structure only rises its head a few meters above ground to breath in the subzero wasteland of the Scintillian north pole. Yet three kilometers underground houses the very Templar Calix’s monastery; the architects of this great structure have been lost in time. Some believe the monastery itself had been built thousands of years before the Calixis sector was conquered by Lord Militant Angevin. Its not uncommon knowledge that only 20 years after Angevin’s aide; who was said to have originated from a distant scholastica in Sigmentum Solar; visited Scintilla the first Psykana Templar Calix appeared. From that time the Psykana Templar Calix of the Psykana Scholastica slowly gained in number choosing carefully from a pool of “accepted” Psykers.
From the first step into the monastery Karzak was overwhelmed by psykic energy from what Karzak could gauge was the collective power of over 300 undampened Sanctioned psykers using their powers simultaneously. The feeling at first was unnerving to Karzak but that feeling would quickly dissipate early on during his two month stay at the Psykana Templar Calix Monastery.
Karzaks’ silent walk through the dark halls; illuminated only by a the faint glow of accumulated warp energies which surrounded every stone which Karzak stepped upon and every thing he touched. When Karzak reached what he believed to be the end of the marbled hall he heard a voice violently inject itself into his mind Karzak Tel’i, Acolyte to Inquisitor Creed, under the watch of Inquisitor Roth, speak! Karzak let out a hurried “I am Karzak, Acolyte to Inquisitor Creed, why have you summoned me to this place?” questions are not to be answered at this time, first you must learn the pain you will cause the enemies of the God-Emporor. With that the wall which marked the end of the hall way evaporated before Karzak’s very eyes; the opening leading to an stone staircase which try as he might to turn around and walk out of the monestary all together Karzak felt compelled to walk down the seemingly endless stareway.
As Karzak descended the stairway all that ran through his mind like an endless holo loop was the burning question of who sent him the letter, and why he was chosen to join the ranks of the Psykana Templar Calix. This would not be shown to him during his stay at the monastery which lay deep under the northern-most frozen Scintillian wasteland; and would eat away at his very mind for the next two months as he trained along with the Psykana Templar Calix.
The room that met Karzak’s eyes as he stepped free from the staircase which had entrapped him for what seemed like hours; glowed with a magnificent golden hue. The room was octagonal in shape save the stairway no doors entered or exited the great room. Its walls filled with golden statues which towered many feet above him all shrouded in what looked like the same materiel, all had their faces covered by a mask of silver which allowed a sense of individuality yet at the same time blocked out all views of emotion entirely.
Two cloaked figures stepped away from the wall; where moments ago Karzak saw a blank wall made of what seemed to be gold. The figures drew their weapons and in moments were upon Karzak; little time did he have to even let out a breath before the first’s ax bore itself deep into Karzak’s right side, he could feel psykic energy burn its way into his body as Karzak fell to the floor; he could not scream as something was blocking his airways. The next stood above him holding what looked like a double sided sword which was etched with glowing runes that burnt the emperor’s blessing into his mind as one end came sharply down into his belly. He then heard only thing enter his mind as he lay to die Will and blade, life and death, cause and consequence, mind and matter, soul’s truth and warp’s lie; all things indivisible and one.
Will…..“welcome to…” “Heresy…” “you will learn….Karzak…end….NOW!” “Will this have any….to action?” Run at me! “T…Error…human” “Fail..I..Here…”
“M…..Dagg….tell my Acolyte I’m always watching” “You…..choices” was the last thing the Inquistor said as Karzak stepped onto the drop ship finally leaving the great monastery behind him and to return to Byth. For the first time in two months the sense of urgency to free Creed and to figure out the ancient Eldar artifact’s true purpose washed over Karzak and an odd void crept into his soul as he realized how empty the universe truly was.