"It has never been proven that Chaos cultists are anything more than the product of the fevered imaginings of certain of the more zealous Witch Hunters. Why they have to go on and on about 'corruption from within' and 'debased orgiastic sects of the Lord of Pleasure' when the real danger is the Marauders of the north, I'll never know. I ask you, what motivation could these successful merchants, nobles, and scholars have for allying with Chaos, when they already hold positions of such eminence within the Empire? It would be like a queen bee poisoning her own hive."
— Albrecht Kinear, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nuln, speaking at a commission to advise the Elector Count of Nuln on the threat of Chaos
"What man of Miklgardr has ever paid a toll to sail the seas? We are pirates. We are Norscan. We are the wolves of the sea, and everything in the sea is our prey. You are our prey."
— Dalla Ulfarsdottir, Norse Shieldmaiden
"What choice did I have? I would be a loyal son of the Empire yet, had my hand not begun to change. I did nothing to make it occur. I read no proscribed books. I learned no profane rituals. I followed by teachers' instructions to the letter, and still I changed. Could I go to my professors and tell them my plight? Could I ask for mercy at the Temple of Sigmar? No. The only mercy the Empire gives its twisted children is the axe. What could I do? I wanted to live. I did not want my great mind to go to waste merely because one of my limbs had betrayed me."
— Magus Lichtmann, Warlock Engineer
"Is it so wrong to want to be on the winning side? Year by year the Beastmen grow bolder and the Marauders stronger. Year by year there are more Mutants, and worse, within the borders of the Empire. The Emperor is fighting a losing battle. I am a pragmatist first and foremost; the Empire has made me rich, but Chaos will help me to survive when Middenheim is in flames and its people are food for Beastmen or sacrifices to the Blood God. Survive and even prosper. The Master of Fortune is good to those who revere him."
— Klaus Goethe of the Merchant's Guild High Council, Middenheim & Tzeentch Cultist
"See whether he has been - what? - tainted perhaps? Marked by the Ruinous Powers in some way? Are we Sigmarites now, to see devilry and corruption in every shadow?"
— Otto Berengar, Grand Master of the Blazing Sun & Fallen Knight
"They were once like you, and you could later be like them. They are Shallya's children and under her protection - put that knife away!"
— Sister Astrid von Nimlsheim, Priestess of Shallya, Excommunicate
"They are not pretty, are they? I was... contaminated helping the inquisitors of Verena cull mutants from the sewers. I couldn't tell anyone about my... condition or I would have been burned."
— Watch Captain Fellgiebel, Altdorf Hudertschaft, Mutant Agent of the Underfolk
"Horrified at the fate of their companion, the remaining adventurers chastised the daemon, who replied that they should simply be more specific in their wish-making."
— Mishka Levkov, Tomb Robber
"As for the infant, it might grow up more quickly than an ordinary child. Some of them do. Anyway, altering folk is worthwhile for its own sake. You might even say it's a sacrement."
— 'Mama' Solveig Weiss, Healer, Midwife & Heretic
"There was a time, before your affliction, when you knew quite a bit about everyone in Miragliano. But perhaps the rot has crawled into your brain as well as your hand."
— Brunner the Bounty Hunter
"He who is touched by Chaos, may harm Chaos... but must always beware, lest he become the instrument of Chaos instead of its destroyer."
— Astyanax, Tilean Enchanter
"Kill the corrupted. They're beyond saving. Do it now, or we all die!"
— Jakob Wolff, Warrior-Priest of Sigmar
"This symbol is agony to you. Much more than the burning. For such as you, the very presence of holiness is pain. You deserve nothing less."
— Annika Bohringer, Witch Hunter
"The cults of our blessed Empire often act as frightened vengeful children, squabbling amongst themselves. Yet, we forget that while we fight each other, the forces of Chaos and its minions wait to take us all by surprise."
— Avemar Teinhoff of Carroburg, Celestial Magister of the Celestial Order
"Whatever has put the taint on them, their fate is still the same. Heretics burn."
— Inquisitor Gualtiero Bocca, Solkanite War-priest
"You have tormented me more than you know with your elaborate account of these forces of Chaos which threaten the world in so many different ways, and to which my own brother sold his soul."
— Alkadi Nasreen, Arabyan Caliph of Mahabbah
"Befouling cannon wi' black sorcery! Makin' instruments o' Chaos out o' the purr wee things! The villains! I'll no hae it! It's as bad as the Dawi Zharr and yon daemon gun!"
— Professor Malakai Makaisson, Slayer Engineer
"Albrecht Kinear, former Professor of the University of Nuln, this court finds you guilty of trafficking with Daemons amd selling your soul to Chaos. You profaned the high office and renown with which you were entrusted when you joined the Silver Wheel society here in Nuln, and you compounded our damnation when you steeped yourself so thoroughly in its dark and sorcerous teachings as to be made its leader. Your already unforgiveable crimes are made still worse by your continual deliberate misdirection of legitimate authority with your false pronouncements on Chaos and many another matter. Gunther, Hans—take him outside and burn him. Now."
— Vorster Pike, Witch Hunter, speaking at the commission to advise the Elector of Nuln on the threat of Chaos
Albrecht of Nuln, was burned at the stake 1301 IC for pernicious declamation.
"There are gods of wrath and horror, whose domain in growing in the world of men. The cause is terror, for when men see evil in the world, and fear it will claim them, their courage often fails, and they try to placate the force of evil instead of standing against them."
— Orfeo, Bretonnian Minstrel, recounting a warning of the Chaos threat ministered by the Morrian Father Superior of the Border Princedom of Aldium, in the Khyprian empire
"They have raped and pillaged the coasts of the Old World for centuries, putting towns and temples alike to the sword. They are a treacherous people, brother. Daemon-ridden and corrupt. They bathe in foetid pools that glow in night, and make offerings to twisted idols. They venerate the mutant, the beastman and the marauder. They are not worthy of your blood or your sacrifice."
— Conrad Balk, Hochmeister of the Blazing Sun
"Let loose the forces of disorder - I'll not quail! Against my steely heart Chaos will ne'er prevail!"
— Tarradasch's Barbenoire
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