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Soul Wards

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Soul Wards are arcane devices that are sometimes employed by the Inquisition and are often seen implanted within some of their agents. They are capable of detecting the presence of dark forbidden knowledge in the mind of their host whereupon they detonate. This act can immolate their user and, sometimes, is strong enough to destroy an entire library which is done so only in the direst of circumstances. Such machines are implanted on the staff of Inquisitorial archives which contain the Dismal Texts and their usage is deemed an acceptable means of preventing such secret knowledge from unleashing terrible horrors on the Imperium.[1]