I got the idea for this silly, gender-bender story while rummaging through my miniature collection in preparation for the Chaos Cultists Pass in Review post.
I thought: What would be the "worst" that could happen to a bunch of evil, vengeful fighters?
While their fate may not be as horrible as their previous lot in the "...grim darkness of the far future..." the story was fun to write.
As to the "behind the scenes" of this webcomic's imagery:
About half of the female figures were from an older line of D&D Miniatures from Wizards of the Coast. The other half, including the male bartender were another set of pre-painted figures that I can't remember who manufactured them. Googling the images hasn't helped.
I was also frustrated at attempting to find the source of the "Inquisitor Faustina" images. I downloaded it from Tumblr years ago, but am unable to relocate it, even when I typed-in the HTML, my search came up with zilch.
Here's what I can tell you about the other products used during the creation of Suitable Servants--
--The badlands scenery is a terrarium backdrop I purchased from PetSmart.
--The ground is represented by Cigar Box Battle Store's Arid Lands Terrain Mat.
--The mysterious Chaos Temple is the Altar of Evil by Pegasus Hobbies, I purchased years ago.
The planet Kalf does exist in the WH40K 'verse. It's listed as a frontier world in the Calixis Sector that can be found on the inside cover of Fantasy Flight Games "Only War" WH40K RPG (2012).
A more readable map can be found on the WH40K Fandom Wiki:
I picked this location for a few reasons. First, the idea of a frontier world brings to mind a planet that's not the usual toxic waste dump, war-torn hell that WH40K games and stories take place on. Second it's one of the border worlds, so it's close enough to main fighting that was portrayed in Fantasy Flight Games' (FFG) Only War series, without being on the front lines. But at the same time, close enough for raids and incursions by xenos and heretics. Finally, it's location fits in with both FFG's WH40K RPG and WH40k/Wrath & Glory's Imperium Nihilus or the Age of the Dark Imperium.
I hope you enjoyed Suitable Servants along with the background material that went into creating it.