Vross Warrant of Trade

The Warrant of Trade and a starship to enforce it – these are the critical tools for a Rogue Trader. Without the former, he is merely a renegade. Without the latter, he is a forsaken drifter doomed to an anonymous death.
Lord-captain Laomyr of Battlefleet Calixi.

A warrant of trade is a priceless document which grants the bearer their power and authority as a Rogue Trader. A Warrant of Trade also grants the power to the original bearer’s heirs. They range from one page parchments to hefty leather bound contracts.

Below is an extract from the Warrant of Trade granted to Melchior Vross. The warrant has been passed down through House Vross for 3000 years and is currently held by Abel Vross.

Resolved henceforth in the name of the Emperor of Mankind, the High Lords of Terra grant this Warrant of Trade to:

Melchior Vross

And to all of their line, from now until the end of time.

The Bearer of this Warrant of Trade is granted the inalienable right to go forth beyond the sacred borders of the blessed Imperium, to contact such benighted civilisations as they may encounter, and to make war for the glory of the Emperor as they deem necessary. By the authority of the Senatorum Imperialis, this Warrant places the Bearer as a peer to the great powers of the Imperium, inter alia: Imperial Commanders, Chapter Masters of the Adeptus Astartes, and the masters of the Holy Orders of the Emperor’s Inquisition.

The authority this Warrant begins where the Imperium ends. Beyond the extent of Imperial rule, the bearer of this Warrant speaks with the voice of the Emperor Himself.

It is the bearer’s right and his responsibility to claim whatever worlds, resources, or privileges they may obtain in any manner they choose.

By writ of Seal of Holy Terra


Vross Warrant of Trade

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