The Inquisitorial Archives

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The Inquisitorial Archives

Having been introduced to it by someone over at Dark Reign I've been reading through some of the stuff at the SCP Foundation recently, and much like the chap over at Dark Reign thought that it would be an excellent resource for inspiration for the Inquisition.  In particular it ocurred to me that there must be places where the Inquisition stores dangerous artifacts/individuals that despite the danger they present they cannot, or do not want to, destroy.  In addition to this of course there will be large numbers of texts that, while otherwise mundane, the Inquisition nonetheless does not want falling into the wrong hands and need to be archived, much like some of the material often rumoured to be held by the Vatican Archives.

Now while individual Inquisitors will certainly have their own libraries of prohibited texts and probably the occasional dark artifact or two I'm sure that the Inquisition will also have more centralised repositories for archives.  In addition in the case of dangerous artifacts the costs of containing them might well be prohibitive for an individual Inquisitor such that it is more appropriate for them to be housed in a specialist institution. With the tradition of 'Inquisition Fortresses' it makes sense that the storage of archives and dangerous artifacts would be linked with the fortresses, and that over time one of them would become most strongly specialised in 'archiving'.

The main archives and storage facilities wouldn't necessarily have to be located at the fortress considered to be the 'main' Inquisition headquarters in the Anargo Sector, though it might make sense for them to be.  In addition to the primary centre(s), which I think would probably be located in major systems for ease of access, and defensibility, there would probably also be separate containment sites in uninhabited locations where some of the most catastrophically dangerous artifacts would be stored.  Although the dangerous artifact stores would certainly be secret, as would probably pretty much anything else that goes on within an Inquisition fortress, the existence and location of the fortress itself probably wouldn't be.  Not public knowledge maybe, but probably not 'secret' as such.  The high security special containment centres almost certainly would be completely secret though, probably even within the Inquisition.

Anyway nothing really concrete as such, just some ideas.

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 In particular it ocurred to me that there must be places where the Inquisition stores dangerous artifacts/individuals that despite the danger they present they cannot, or do not want to, destroy.

 

There is several such places, one such place is described in "Atlas Infernal".Cannot remember the planet-name right now :/

 

 

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This used to be something that was partially handled in the secret facilities of the Ordo Malleus on Terra.  It's one of the reasons that I was always a little bit miffed when Thorpe "outted" the Inner Circle of the Inquisition and made them into the daemon-hunting FBI (regardless of the other great stuff that he did with the Inquisition).  That is one of the other reasons that, in Kage-verse at least, I introduced a Conclave that served the same function but was conceptualised around Thorpe's new structure (mixed a bit with Abnett, which makes a tad more sense).

In terms of Anargo, there's always Nights Eye/Bane to think about for Inquisitorial fortresses in this regard.  Might be a bit hokey, but it serves the basic requirements that you mention.

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