Rogue Trader - The Hos Dynasty
The Beast House
Fear the Alien. Hate the Alien. Kill the Alien – The Imperial Infantryman’s Uplifting Primer
The demonization of the Xenos in the Imperium of Mankind has the side-effect of a deep fascination for the outlawed creatures among the rich and powerful. There is therefore a thriving trade in bizarre and strange creatures so long as they can be proven to not pose any immediate danger to the Imperium of Mankind. The influential in the Calixis Sector will often pay exorbitant sums for beasts from outside the domain of the Imperial of man, even willing to risk the possibility of a death sentence to acquire such creatures. Into this highly illegal and profitable enterprise has stepped The Beast House.
Publically a house known to domesticate and train Imperial sanctioned animals for sale to the nobility, but though the true extent of their enterprise has never been proven, it is a little-kept secret that they traffic in Xenos lifeforms proscribed by the Imperium, and not even the sentence of death is enough to deter them.
The official founding of the Beast House is still hidden, but slowly the secrecy that protected them from the scrutiny of the Imperium is unravelling, and their name is now being publically bandied about as those capable of providing unique beasts to the rich and bored. Though their business has no doubt attracted an upswing as a result, this has also brought increased scrutiny on the Beast House. It is rumoured that they were integral in the heresy that took place on Quaddis, and the increased scrutiny as a result of that near-disaster the organisation is scrambling to secure its legitimacy in the face of this heresy.