Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Carolina, USA
Thanks for the kind words.
The concept is one I have mulled over for a while now.
You are correct, the short tale follows a Grey Knight. But the main character is not only a Grey Knight, he is an Apothecary (the red diamonds on his armour mark his Prime Helix). The base of the piece was, in a sense, how would such a rare gift of healing work as a Grey Knight and how would a warrior so gifted deal with it?
I settled on an old rpg concept of 'healing' others though self sacrifice. You can heal anything short of instant death in a comrade, but in doing so you suffer the exact wound to yourself. A swapping of life so to say.
It is why he notes that most of the scars he carries are not, in a sense, truly his.