Deep within the Underhive, a fortress laboratory preoccupied with dissecting and preserving pilgrym cadavers has been growing and developing for centuries. It is untouched by Imperial Law, and taboo to even talk about. The Laboratorium Sepulcrum answers to no-one, yet is a central part of Terran life for those unlucky enough to live around it. Part hospital, part commercial entity, even home to a museum, it is largely a freak-show of ‘chirurgeons’ and their experiments.
Primus Dissector Dorlov, a particularly wealthy and influential Chief-Medicus, is a specialist in Mortui Ambulantes sciences. Working on commission for House Dessicum, he has crafted two capricious but powerful beings from the most suitable materials available.
SDE-112 (Adam) and SDE-120 (Proteus) are beings of a short lifespan but considerable power. Chemically sustained, they are neither fully dead or alive. It is impossible to say if they have memories of their previous lives, but Proteus was reported to be astonishingly accurate with a replica boltgun in Laboratoriumme quality control tests.