Those who have crossed an Inquisitor's path and survived to tell of it are seldom eager to invite his attention again.
Inquisitors themselves care little for morality, and nothing at all for the Imperium's many laws and procedures, except when they choose to make use of them.
They are the Emperor's left hand as the Adeptus Terra is his right, and stand in judgement over all the Imperium's organisations.
The Master of Mankind had ordered the Sigillite to find a group of men and women of an "inquisitive nature" to search out the enemies of the Imperium, whether they lay within or without.
In the modern 41st Millennium, the Inquisition is the most powerful organisation of the Imperium's many branches.
They range in age from fiery young zealots to hoary old veterans who have fought in the darkness for centuries.
Some wear ostentatious robes and symbols of their allegiance, whilst others shun the trappings of status.
Its agents, the Inquisitors, command fear and respect in equal measure.
They are creatures of myth as much of flesh and blood, relentless beings who descend from on high to pass judgement upon the mutant, the traitor and the heretic.
Though there are many thousands of Inquisitors scattered across the Imperium, such are the threats arrayed against Mankind that ten times their number could not hope to achieve lasting victory, or even meaningful respite.
Daemons clamour beyond the Emperor's light, waiting for the hour in which the darkness drowns all.
Those more sensible will place responsibility with those who forced their hands..." The Inquisition, formally called The Holy Orders of the Emperor's Inquisition, is a secret organisation that exists outside the standard administrative hierarchy of the Imperium of Man.