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Default An Ork mercenary in a Inquisitor's retinue?

Since Blood axes are known to offer mercenary service and Imperium even used some of them at times, I wonder if there ever was an example of a radical Inquisitor who used an Ork as one of his close agents? Technically shouldn't be impossible, for the reasons above and for the fact Orks are sometimes known to display respect for umies who know how to fight ( Ghaz respecting Yarrick ) and the Ork Warboss in Hammer of Demons/Grey Knight omnibus cheering on Allarick when he defeated few mutants and what not. So is this still possible or is it just a case of old fluff?

Wouldn't it be cool to have an Ork Kommando in your retinue? At least makes a good fanfiction material

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Have pondered something like this myself.

Yes is possible, but controling such an ally would be difficult for anyone short of a marine, which some inquisitors share some aspects mainly the strenght due to the orks rationale thinking.

Though haven't seen any fluff in regards, the bloods axes lending their guns to others is kind of a very temporary thing in most cases, the get the guns as payment and then shoot the person paying them.



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Sure, for a pretty radical inquisitor.

I mean some of them are going around using Chaos artifacts to fight the enemies of man. An Ork could work.

Just be aware that you can't exactly drag this Ork to the next Inquisitorial counsel and not expect repercussions.
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Since Blood axes are known to offer mercenary service and Imperium even used some of them at times, I wonder if there ever was an example of a radical Inquisitor who used an Ork as one of his close agents? Technically shouldn't be impossible, for the reasons above and for the fact Orks are sometimes known to display respect for umies who know how to fight ( Ghaz respecting Yarrick ) and the Ork Warboss in Hammer of Demons/Grey Knight omnibus cheering on Allarick when he defeated few mutants and what not. So is this still possible or is it just a case of old fluff?

Wouldn't it be cool to have an Ork Kommando in your retinue? At least makes a good fanfiction material
No canon examples that I can think of, but some parts of 40k are designed to allow all sorts of weirdness to go on at the fringes of Imperial society and beyond. It's not outside the realm of possibility that an Ork or a small Waaagh!! gets hired as a mercenary, though they're more likely to try to manipulating Orks. Most folks forget that the Eldar aren't the only manipulators of interstellar powers.

The only caveat I could think of is that no Inquisitor would let an Ork be a close, trusted agent beyond being hired muscle.

If you were going to attach an Ork to a group of players for a 40KRP group, than that's usually pretty cromulent. I can imagine it would be pretty interesting to have a pretty gregarious Ork joining up.
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The only caveat I could think of is that no Inquisitor would let an Ork be a close, trusted agent beyond being hired muscle.
Inquisitors come in every shape, size, and creed.

Some of them use daemon hosts for goodness sakes! I assume Orks could fly...if they were kept discreet.
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i guess it would be easier to control and justify an Ogryn... however, for fluff reason, a strong and radical Inq. could totally do that. possibly not an anti-xeno Inq. Maybe, since orks tend to resist chaos corruption, an ordo hereticus could employ ork mercs when he knows he is goint to face slaanshy or tzeentchian threats (better not test the ork resistance to chaos vs khorne or nurgle...)
i think that any inq. could have some "black ops" allies that never show up in the records but do the unpleasant works. So our guy could trust a more reliable kommando mercenary group and hire them from time to time. About having a kommando as a retinue...hard to control them. better not linger too long around an ork, i guess. a deamon you can bind, but an ork will only respect strenght: the moment you stand in need of help...i don't know what an ork could do.

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Even better, both Ork and an Ogryn! That way they can be pals and smash each other's faces in btw boring parts of inquisitorial investigation and what not.

Tho I was planning to have specifically a Kommando since they're known for their tactical ability and greater patience than common Orks. And ofc, cause Inquisitors often utilize a lot of sneaking.
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Even better, both Ork and an Ogryn! That way they can be pals and smash each other's faces in btw boring parts of inquisitorial investigation and what not.
that could be a great way to keep in line an ork

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Why not ?

All it take is a radical inquisitor with psychic telepathic powers and tadaaaa !

But I prefer the idea of an Ogryn and an Ork being pal and smashing each other between combat.

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How about a female inquisitor falling in love with her brawny Ork mercenary, cool idea?
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