Renegade Witch Hunter
Known Associates or Organisations:
Confirmed use of highly capable and dangerous
vassals. Suspected of forming a highly dangerous organisation of infiltrators and
assassins that answers personally to him.
Betraying the Holy Ordos, including the killing of the acolyte
team under his command in the Adrantis Nebula, association with unknown and
unnumbered heretics, killing of Arbitrator execution team on Solomon, murder
of High Prefect Astronius on Vaxanide, destruction of the cruiser War Child in
Fenksworld orbital dock.
Preferred Methods of Operation:
Disguise, infiltration, assassination, ambush, and
espionage. Appears to have experience in mind-cleansing techniques, blackmail, and
murder for hire.
Excommunicate Traitoris-Hereticus Terminus.
Terminate with extreme prejudice. Eliminate all associates and
parties with whom he has communicated. Do not capture, do not interrogate.
Known Motivations and Goals:
Ghast’s goals, beyond mayhem and murder, remain
unclear. Current opinion is divided, the majority believe Ghast to be a genius
madman who serves only his own petty spite, whilst a minority suspect that there
is some other hidden agenda or other grand design at work.
Ferran Ghast is a heretic and renegade from the Inquisition. Acolyte, Explicator,
and personal pupil of Cassilda Cognos, he was one of the finest servants of the
Ordos Calixis, and his history of service had been both valourous and renowned.
A breath away from ascension to full Inquisitorial rank and becoming a leading
force in the Conclave, he was sent into the Adrantis Nebula following intelligence
indicating the presence of the renegade Coriolanus Vestra. Ghast, and a team of
acolytes sent with him, disappeared without a trace. In later years, many would
wonder whether Vestra was responsible for corrupting Ghast or whether his soul had
begun to rot long before his disappearance.
Seven years later, Ghast resurfaced on Solomon under a near perfect false identity,
only being detected and recognised by chance. An Ordos-backed Arbitrator execution
team was sent after him and were killed with ruthless efficiency for their trouble.
Following this atrocity, Ghast once more disappeared, and the Inquisition declared
him Excommunicate Traitoris. Since then, he has been reportedly involved in
numerous heresies, assassinations, and even the loss of an Imperial Spite class
cruiser through sabotage in dry-dock.
Every Acolyte and Ordos vassal has a standing order to pursue Ferran Ghast to his
death should any lead or clue to his whereabouts be discovered.