Sinophia has a long and infamous history in the record of the Calixian Conclave. Recidivists, cultists, daemon summoners, and hereteks have all ensured that agents of Sinophia have a deservedly tainted reputation in the Holy Ordos. However, the steady decline, general malaise, and outcast status of the place means that for some centuries now, it has had no permanent Inquisition presence in residence. Rather, it has been the subject of infrequent sweeps and programs of purging as the whims of individual inquisitors dictate and flare-ups of heresy have demanded. The most recent such occurrence was the bloody slaughter occasioned by the Empty Men incident.
As such, agents of the Inquisition are treated with general fear by the population, but most Sinophians also know that it is best to lie and keep one’s secrets concealed when the Inquisition appears; no one on Sinophia is without something they fear being known. This can make operations by Acolyte cadres on Sinophia difficult, a state that is exacerbated by the dwindling presence of other arms of Imperial authority.