I am still not able to find a credible source on 666 Rituals of Detestation apart from the satirical 4chan link...

Have they ever been written down ?

  • @Daft doubt it was one person though – Rover Eye Aug 17 '15 at 19:59
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    You mean a list? I am pretty sure that this is something GW put in the fluff of Grey Knights to make them look even more badass than normal Space Marines and, as many things, left the details to the imagination of the reader. Lexicanum says: "(...) each recruit must pass the six hundred and sixty six Rituals of Detestation, to prove that he is capable of withstanding horrors that would break even the greatest of 'normal' Space Marines." No source is given for that particular info, but the Grey Knight novel and (surprise!) the Grey Knight Codex are sources in the same section – Taladris Aug 17 '15 at 22:56
  • @Taladris I do not mean an exhaustive list, but a brief one so we can get the flavour of what the trials are? (and yes I have already read the ones about being dropped on titan, surviving to their monastery, and the trek to Xanadu explained briefly) – Rover Eye Aug 17 '15 at 23:05
  • OK. Then maybe the 2 references from my previous comment couls help. – Taladris Aug 18 '15 at 6:39
  • I don't think GW ever goes into detail when it comes to Space Marine initiation rites. I've read a lot of 40k stuff and I can't recall ever reading much about them. Maybe in one of the Ultramarines books? Definitely never anything about the Grey Knight's rites. – Daft Aug 18 '15 at 7:19

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