Disciples of Thule
The Disciples of Thule is the name given to a radical faction within the Adeptus Mechanicus who were quite influential within the Calixis Sector. Their name came from the famous Archmagos known as Paracelsus Thule and the group followed his teachings on the acquisition of knowledge at all cost. They originate from the century long Explorator missions conducted by Thule into the very edges of the Imperium territory. During such times, he had many students in the form of Adepts and Magos which served underneath him. These students later departed upon their return to known space and in turn imparted Thule’s teachings to their own followers.
Thule’s teachings emphasised the importance of finding and retrieving relics that predated Imperial human technology that dated back from the days of Mankind’s glorious past. This single minded goal is seen to be of paramount concern that it overrode any concept of risk. As such, the focus on this analysis of knowledge meant that they were more concerned with cogitation than with phsycail confrontation. This meant that many Tech-Priests that were members of the Disciples of Thule often failed to recognise something that was in front of them. These traits made them an attractive recruit for an Inquisitorial retinue though this curiousity was its own source of danger.