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The Anomolian Beholders are a Puritan sub-faction within the ranks of the Imperial Inquisition. It is considered a splinter group of the Thorians and consist of Inquisitors who find mainline Incarnationist beliefs as skirting close to hubris. The Anomolian Beholders believe that their goal is not to create the Emperor Incarnate, but to observe Humanity and await His arrival.

This makes them perhaps the most conservative of the Incarnationist factions, as they see their duty being to prepare for the momentous return of the Emperor and stand ready to offer whatever assistance they can at that great time. As such, the activity of the Anomolian Beholders is to locate potential Divine Avatars and observe them, only acting to destroy the vessel should they feel it is tainted. Similar to the original Thorians, they find themselves content to examine and research remarkable individuals for signs of either potential or corruption. When the time comes, it is known that they are more zealous than most to follow up any possible signs or omens of the Divine Avatar. This makes their members some of the most well-traveled of Inquisitors in the galaxy.[1]

Anomolian Beholders tend to be pragmatic as well as down-to-earth individuals who have spent a lifetime of seeking wisdom and enlightenment but found their hopes thwarted time and time again. This has led to them taking a longer view in matters and, despite the setbacks in achieving their objectives, they are always optimistic that the future may still hold answers to their questions. These attributes have gained them a reputation for being level-headed and reliable, with such qualities often leading to other Inquisitors overlooking their foibles in return for these better aspects of the Anomolian Beholders' nature.[1]

Sources

  • 1: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=cat1290321&categoryId=1100009&section=&aId=4900004 The Thorians Sourcebook by Gav Thorpe, pg. 7 (source is no longer active) [Needs Citation]