++ Interrogation date: M41 00449922AB++
++ Present: Lord of His Emporer’s Holy Inquisition, [Redacted]++
++ Mercy. Mercy. Mercy. Mercy ++
++ Great Emporer have mercy ++
++ [Whispers] Lied to us. Lied to us he did. Wicked man. Wicked man.++
++ [Whispers] How were we supposed to know?++
[Redacted] Ignorance of Imperial Doctrine is no excuse. Self-pity is equal to corruption of the soul.
++ Said he was a man, he did. Lied to us. Said he was human. Said he would heal us. Make us whole.++
++ He wasn’t though… not a man. Different.++
++ [Whispers] I want to live I want to live I want to live … Similar to a man he was.++
[Redacted] Similarity implies Difference. Your words betray you. How he was different.
++ Emporer be praised, Emporer be praised, Emporer be praised.++
[Redacted] Your debt cannot be repaid by words alone. Only the flesh will atone.
++ He had limbs.++
++ Hid them beneath wrappings he did. Saw them once. Just once.++
[Redacted] Describe him.
++ Smooth skin … extra arms … segmented … Looked like a Sump Beetle he did. Juicy and fat and tasty.++
[Redacted] And what did you think when you beheld this sight?
++ … I don’t know … I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know.++
[Redacted] Your reticence is insincere. You are as transparent as a Gutter-fish. Do not think that there is anything you can hide from me. It will only command greater punishments.
++ [Whispers] I don’t want to die I don’t want to die I don’t want to die.++
++ [Whispers] Knew he was … wrong, I did.++
++ Insulted Emporer’s Holy cleanliness.++
++ Transcript recorded during interrogation of so-called Temple Brother, Malcoth, prior to said subject’s incineration.++