Inquisitor Kaede ordered Trim to collect them, these souls that would run the gauntlet. If they managed to survive the endless tests and psychological examination they would be going through far worse in the days to come.
The tests were unforgiving. Guardsman, assassins and even clerics were all found lacking in the face of the Inquisitions testing. 3 souls made it through, 1 of them only because he had the backing of Inquisitor Kaede himself. The other 2 were of the Adeptus Sororitas and as such had already endured many tests of their faith and purity.
The first, a penal legionnaire had made it through because he was as much of a clean slate as a 1 year old. Mind wiped, a process that expunged a man’s past and left them with most of their sanity in tact and with it a second chance to serve the emperor. Even though he would have no memory of his crimes, Inquisitor Kaede believed that he should be fitted with the neck rig just in case. Somethings are not left to chance.
The second, a Adeptus Sororitas that was born into an upper class of the Imperium chose to eschew that in exchange for a life of servitude to the Emperor. She has proven herself to be above her peers and deserves a chance to serve the Emperor in a bigger capacity.
The 3rd, a Sister Hospitaller, had proven herself in the past in the care of another Inquisitor. Not only did she have medical expertise that would serve their small group, but she knew secrets and as such should be kept close.
They were few, and the first assignment he had in mind wouldn’t be easy even for a proper squad. Sending them to a Navy Depot where rumors of trade with Xenos for weaponry and others goods will be a sufficient test at their skills of survival and investigation. Inquisitor Kaede planned their mission at the behest of Inquistor Karakalla, of the Ordo Xenos. Inquisitor Karakalla had long suspected that the Beast House had been routing xenos through the port but until recently had little to back it.
So it begins..