Dazed and confused.
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland
There are degrees of Pariah, just as there are with psykers. The strongest generally end up as Culexus assassins, while the likes of Jurgen and Bequin seem to be on the lower end of that scale. Jurgen's effect seems to come across as a smell (aided I'm sure by an actual smell) that makes it unpleasant to share a small room with him, and Bequin doesn't seem to upset the non-psykers in Eisenhorn's warband too much. People might not be very comfortable around them, but nobody is being driven to an unreasoning urge to kill them.
I'm sure there are many variations in between either end of the scale.