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The Ordos Majoris - Roleplay => Out Of Character => Topic started by: Draco Silverhand on April 18, 2010, 05:41:33 PM

Title: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 18, 2010, 05:41:33 PM
In a previous incarnation of the Conclave, I RPed as Cpt Tigurio Falzone during what I believe was called the Silver Heresy. In the Silver Heresy series, many fell to the rebel and outlaw Inquisitor Zoran Silver (iirc). Tigurio Falzone lost almost all of his men to the forces of Chaos. In a blood rage near the end of the battle, Tigurio condemned the Imperium for being weak, called upon whatever dark and vile force was killing his men to empower him, that he might avenge the death of his brothers, and bring an end to that battle.

It worked. Kinda. Tigurio was temporarily blessed by Chaos. Excessively blessed. And the Inquisitors around him saw his evil for what it was. (Many had come to fight Silver). Though he escaped, Tigurio is now a traitor to the Imperium. He sees the Imperium as the weakling corpse that caused his men to die needlessly, when all should worship chaos...

Long and short. Tigurio Falzone, Chaos champion of the Black Templars (hehe) needs to die. Well, that is, if any Inquisitors/assassins are up to the task.

I'll try to coordinate the RP, and will use this thread to list (by edit) who is signed on in what role. We'll figure out location, timing in relation to the Silver Heresy and all that after I know we have enough people to pursue Falzone to make an interesting story (min 3, pref 1 or 2 from previous storyline).

EDIT: Replaced Khorne w/ generalized Chaos, as IIRC, Tigurio himself went Tzeentch, but some of his followers went Khorne/Slaanesh... only god left out = Nurgle...
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Koval on April 18, 2010, 06:11:44 PM
Well, for reference, SH2 ended on the 006/007.M42 turnover, and SH3 largely took place in 012. It's now 010.

Would a Hyrcanian character be at all relevant or should I keep my contributions Imperial? Or maybe I can offer one of my Khorne characters, all depends on what you want from me...
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Kallidor on April 18, 2010, 08:10:02 PM
Orin Lomak was an Inquisitor who fought all through the Silver Heresy and dissapeared shortly afterwards. As I recall there was a post SH story that I involved him in but I had to pull out of that half way through and Lomak, wounded at the time, was left to wander the galaxy.

I'll have to see what IC and OOC information I still have on him and maybe he could be recalled for this hunt.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 19, 2010, 03:23:08 AM
Hmm... Koval: Thanks for the dates. Didn't even know before. I don't remember what the Hyrcanians are, but I vaguely remember having the feeling they were a semi-independent military similar to the Imperial Guard... but strictly to their own empire/zone... Not unlike the planetary defence forces of McCragge?

As for whether to bring one of them in, or an Imperial or a Khorne devotee/servant/champion... Ask yourself this. Which would you most like to do? If Hyrcanian, I'd assume the Hyrcanian would have something at stake in the matter. If your contribution is an Imperial Guard, Inquisition or Space Marine force, how did they become aware of the situation? If Khornate, is he seeking to help Tigurio, or challenge/kill?

Kallidor. I remember Orin Lomak in name, but not necessarily in detail. Care to extrapolate a little? Wandering the Galaxy can be hazardous to your health. Perhaps he's become a radical who uses daemons to divine where the next Chaos incursion will be, or perhaps he's the puritanical hardliner who smites anyone who doesn't open fire on the first demon they see within the second they see it?
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Kallidor on April 19, 2010, 03:39:08 AM
I'm not sure if I pulled him out of 'that RP', I forget the name, because I took a brake from the 'Clave or what but he wasn't dead so I guess he's been up to soemthing.

His story was that he was from the 34th/5th Millennium but due to some wierd warp accident lost six thousand years. Getting such a stark contrast between the Imperium then and the Imperium of M.41 he didn't much like what he saw.

He was a sniper, stealthy, fight from the shadows type Inquisitor, in fact I think he was a psyker and used his powers to mask his presence to others. As I recall he started off as a double agent working for Silver but leaking information to the anti-faith and at one point was able to conceal himself from a Genestealer in a very narrow corridor. During the SH he had a personal vendetta against Silver's Magos who torutred him and ripped his arms (lukily they were bionic anyway) and left him for dead. He executed him during SH2 but that was only the beginning.

In the last RP he was tagging along again in his capacity as survivor of the SH, an adept linguist who was translating ancient/alien runes or some such.

Other than those hazy ideas I don't think he ever got fleshed out in that much detail, since his past was ancient history he was little more than a ghost, an Inquisitor still but really just going through the motions.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 19, 2010, 05:40:19 AM
Sniper you say? KHORNE HATE SNIPER! RAAAGH! *rip, rend, tear, gobble, gnash, spit, wipe face* Now... where were we?

Actually, sniper could be decent. I'm hoping to avoid some of the uber-epic-demigodding that was done before though, like certain people jumping off walls, running down their sides and assaulting the forces below without a rappelling rope, jet pack or anti-grav device... just as an example. I seem to recall during the siege I took part in, far too many people took the opportunity to survive a 40-50 foot jump, which would kill any Inquisitor not using aforementioned precautions, and any space marine who tried it might break a leg. In half.

So, evading detection of a genestealer is one thing, but I seem to recall Tigurio himself was not Khorne, and had some psychic power by the end of the thread. It might be a bit too much for him to try and "hide" from anyone with warp sight. Then again, I'm still searching to see if I have a thumb drive with the text saved lying around to verify that thought. Otherwise, I'll be setting up exactly what powers Tigurio has OOC before implementing them IC...
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Koval on April 19, 2010, 06:24:30 AM
Hmm... Koval: Thanks for the dates. Didn't even know before. I don't remember what the Hyrcanians are, but I vaguely remember having the feeling they were a semi-independent military similar to the Imperial Guard... but strictly to their own empire/zone... Not unlike the planetary defence forces of McCragge?
Having undergone various background revisions since then, they're a bit like Ultramar, yes, but totally autonomous and rather opposed to the Imperium itself -- as you might appreciate, this doesn't exactly win them very many friends. They're a threat, but being as they're still working on expansion outside of their own system (beside scattered outposts), they're not an especially serious one.

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As for whether to bring one of them in, or an Imperial or a Khorne devotee/servant/champion... Ask yourself this. Which would you most like to do? If Hyrcanian, I'd assume the Hyrcanian would have something at stake in the matter. If your contribution is an Imperial Guard, Inquisition or Space Marine force, how did they become aware of the situation? If Khornate, is he seeking to help Tigurio, or challenge/kill?
All valid questions, and after assessing the motives and dispositions of my various characters (of which I presently have 48; of these, twenty-two could feature in their own stories or be considered "major", with a further five of these presently deceased), I'll offer you Agares.

When I get back from work tonight I'll enlighten you further, but at present he's a Bloodletter, albeit one with his own intelligence, and well on the way to achieving relative autonomy and status as a Herald of Khorne. He's presently inhabiting an Inquisitor's body after a botched experiment by another Inquisitor, and is one of a few attempts to do Intelligent Khorne (that's to say, a Khornate character that thinks beyond how much blood will be spilled in the next eight seconds)

Whether he's a help or a hindrance, though, probably depends on Falzone himself.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Kallidor on April 19, 2010, 05:45:39 PM
I seem to recall during the siege I took part in, far too many people took the opportunity to survive a 40-50 foot jump...

Yes  :-[ At least Caralinus had the excuse that whenever he performed such inhuman feats he was daemonically possessed at the time.

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So, evading detection of a genestealer is one thing, but I seem to recall Tigurio himself was not Khorne, and had some psychic power by the end of the thread.

In such an event I imagine that the two powers would cancel each other a little meaning that any cat and mouse going on would be the same between these two as it would between any ordinary humans. It'd be interesting to play out anyway.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Koval on April 19, 2010, 11:10:10 PM
NAME: Agares
RANK / AFFILIATION: Bloodletter / Khorne

AGE / GENDER / APPEARANCE: Old as the hills / Male preference / Wears the body of Dakarai Khama, a towering black-skinned Inquisitor. Prefers to maintain the resemblance of Khama, though occasional mutations do develop and it takes rather a lot of effort on Agares' part to make them regress. Plays the Inquisitor stereotype to the hilt and dresses in long, flowing robes just as often as full battle armour. Khama's blood-red eyes, a lesser mutation that Agares has not cared to correct, occasionally cause Agares to be mistaken for a Salamander neophyte. Should Agares ever be caught without so much as a vest covering his upper body, one might be able to make out a near-impossible map of scars covering Agares' back, as well as smaller scars on his arms and chest; all self-inflicted, Agares was driven to rather extreme measures to remove all of Khama's devotional tattoos, with varying degrees of success.

PERSONALITY AND BELIEFS: Although ultimately snarky and cruel with words, Agares mostly follows the directives of Khorne and has no real beliefs or, indeed, will of his own in spite of what passes for intelligence among the rank and file.

ABILITIES / STRENGTHS / WEAKNESSES: Agares is a Bloodletter of Khorne and is prone to extremely violent fits of rage, usually ending long after the intended victims and any witnesses are dead. However, Agares is capable of keeping his rages in check until the most crucial moment, not seeking to blow his cover prematurely. Like many of Khorne's higher-ranking servants, Agares is also possessed of a fantastic military mind, as Khorne respects strategy and other, lesser martial disciplines. Agares has not yet been blessed with the capacity to make tactical decisions while shedding blood with all the fury of Khorne himself, and occasionally pauses to check his rage and re-assess his present situation; such moments are typically brief, as even Agares recognises that to pause on the battlefield is to present yourself as a target, and Agares' preferred tactic is to pause, even for a microsecond, after every single blow to minimise his own vulnerability while maintaining a full appraisal of his present state.

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT: Anything and everything, from conventional swords and axes to heavily improvised weaponry such as candelabra, bits of pipe, and even severed limbs. Needless to say, Agares will always carry a dizzying array of weapons about his person, from concealed blades hidden in gown sleeves, to more overt zweihander swords carried on his back. Agares' weapon of preference is the chain-axe, as suited to hacking heads from shoulders as it is making a bloody mess of absolutely anything it touches.

SERVANTS: None

HISTORY: Inquisitor Dakarai Khama once had a promising student named Aw'cer Diori. Shortly after Diori's ordination and invitation to join the Ordo Malleus, the junior Inquisitor was struck violently on the head and was forced to spend several weeks recuperating. He found himself restricted to work of a more clerical nature . It was not long before Diori came across a book of forgotten lore and spent his days poring over it, studying every single word and absorbing its meaning.

Khama himself was sent by the lords of the Ordo Malleus to investigate his apprentice's disappearance. Diori had gotten wind of Khama's arrival and found him first, ambushing his ship as it fell out of the Warp around the Indeli system; in the ensuing clash, however, Diori's ship -- a Sword-class escort frigate -- suffered heavy structural damage from Khama's vessel, barely larger itself, and was boarded by Khama. Falling foul of Diori's bodyguards, Khama was captured and bound in chains in the ship's brig while Diori's prepared defenders ambushed the boarders and fought off the assault. Leaderless, Khama's ship was forced to flee and left Diori's ship a presumed hulk in space.

Diori's motives in summoning a daemon by way of blood sacrifice were unclear. Diori maintained it was simply to tie in his research with the chance to be rid of an enemy, though the testimony of a heretic tends to be at best unreliable and at worst outright fabrication. Nonetheless, the pious Khama passed on and his death allowed a Bloodletter to enter the material realm; unfortunately for the Bloodletter, the summoning was the inexperienced work of one biting off more than he could chew, and in its rage it lashed out at Diori; sensing its time was limited, the Bloodletter homed in on the nearest body, and Khama, dead but not braindead and still usable, was closer than the sprawling Diori. Upon possessing its new body, the Bloodletter managed to break its restraints and pounced on Diori with ease, but stayed its hand at the very last moment as it realised precisely where it was: on a crippled ship in the middle of nowhere. Deducing that it was trapped, and reasoning that a simple act of patience now might yield more blood for the Blood God in the long term, the Bloodletter let Diori live.

Came the sudden disaster at Fahrech and the investigation by several Inquisitors into the horror, Agares was less considerate and blew Diori's ship up after the Inquisitor fled, though as word of Khama's death was never circulated among the Ordo Malleus, it was a simple matter for Agares to pose as Khama himself after his escape; naturally, though, the merchant freighter that picked up the apparent Khama, seeking a reward from the Inquisition, was turned into a space-borne slaughterhouse within hours. It is not known how Agares returned to the Eye of Terror thereafter.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 20, 2010, 05:15:44 AM
Kallidor. I kinda like the idea you present with having Orin Lomak track Marshal Tigurio Falzone.

Your mention of his ability to psychically mask his presence makes me think of the movie  "The Shadow"... The bit in the movie where the Shadow can implant forgetfulness or suggestion through hypnotic psychic projection... Or where the villain has the same power, but uses it to mask a sky scraper... Anyways. Kinda made me think of how =][= Lomak might not actually go invisible, but more... suggest to the casual (or scrutinising) observer that he is not present...

Am I off on that, or was that your interpretation of his power too?

Also, do auspex scanners detect him?

Koval. Agares sounds interessant. Mui interessant. (sp?)
Old as the hills on which world?

Okay, so supposing you go with Agares. If he's posing as an Inquisitor, perhaps he will avoid direct contact with Tigurio, but will instead pull strings to orchestrate more bloodshed at Tigurio's hand. IIRC, the Emperor's Champion was posessed of Slaaneshi gifts, the Chaplain succumbed to Khorne (or died. Can't remember) and Tigurio grew a thrid eye... along with all the balefire Tzeentch is commonly associated with.

So, Tigurio would not be travelling alone, but his band of brothers is significantly smaller than it was before...

Also, I should like to point out that such a travesty would not go unnoticed by the Black Templars or their progenitor chapter. The Imperial Fists. Unless someone else has a character/squad to lend to that end of the story, I have been working on a grand nephew of Tigurio Falzone for some time. Draconis Argentus Falzone. The family has a proud heritage of having their young lads join the Space Marines. Tigurio's brother did not make it, but sired a large family, as was the tradition. From that family, many of the men have been recruited down the generations to multiple chapters. Draconis Argentus was blessed with selection by the Imperial Fists.

Long short of that. Draconis, upon hearing of his ill fated grand uncle Tigurio, would no doubt set out to rectify his Uncle's heresy. Though I doubt he'd have much more than a tactical squad, if he gets anything... until he can prove a) Tigurio lives. b) Tigurio is a heretical servant to the ruinous powers.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Kallidor on April 20, 2010, 05:23:39 AM
Am I off on that, or was that your interpretation of his power too?

Also, do auspex scanners detect him?

Ahh, the sun is shining...

I think that about sums him up actually. I think the game was called Second Sight but I'm not sure, anyway as your progressed through the game your character developed more and more psychic powers and one was astral projection where your character could leave his body and wandered around to snoop for guards and what not; that was my original inspiration but I don't think I went as far as having Lomak project merely make others unaware of his presence.

I don't think it would fit that he could mask his signs completely to an auspex and things of that nature but he might be able to alter the perceptions of the user so that even when the auspex detects life signs they just see a blank screen et cetera.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Koval on April 20, 2010, 07:30:43 AM
Also, do auspex scanners detect him?
Judging by the assassin in Duty Calls, I'm going to step in and say no unless the auspex in question is a psi-tracker. To wit:
Quote from: Amberley Vail's footnote
...the human brain operates on minute electrical signals and impulses, so it's perfectly possible that his masking field would also affect anything electronic in the vicinity.
Make of that what you will.

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Koval. Agares sounds interessant. Mui interessant. (sp?)
Old as the hills on which world?
Being a Bloodletter Agares doesn't have a precise age.

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Okay, so supposing you go with Agares. If he's posing as an Inquisitor, perhaps he will avoid direct contact with Tigurio, but will instead pull strings to orchestrate more bloodshed at Tigurio's hand.
ah ah ah ah, he's simply wearing an Inquisitor, he doesn't always pose as one. He's not a Prince so he will slip up very frequently, but being the intelligent sort, a greater ratio of blood:time is very high on his agenda so he is inclined to do his best.

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IIRC, the Emperor's Champion was posessed of Slaaneshi gifts
Indeed, and I'm still trying to work out where that came from since Pennatus is Undivided bordering on Tzeentch...
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the Chaplain succumbed to Khorne (or died. Can't remember)
Pennatus catapulted him through a warp portal into the Kraken system's sun. He's pretty dead.

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Long short of that. Draconis, upon hearing of his ill fated grand uncle Tigurio, would no doubt set out to rectify his Uncle's heresy. Though I doubt he'd have much more than a tactical squad, if he gets anything... until he can prove a) Tigurio lives. b) Tigurio is a heretical servant to the ruinous powers.
He might have more if another Inquisitor comes along and foregoes Chamber Militant support to contact the Black Templars / Imperial Fists directly.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Necris on April 20, 2010, 11:27:23 AM
Lomak has the same powers as Corax Primarch of the Raven Guard, he had the ability to walk unseen in the way that if he concentrated people's minds refused to register his presence even going as far as questioning the readings on auspex  or through thermal lenses though auto sensors were still able to detect him not possessing a mind per say


this looks interesting and thusly I present

NAME: Nero

RANK / AFFILIATION: Brother Captain / Unknown

AGE / GENDER / APPEARANCE: Unknown Age / Male / Nero is a space marine and is possessed of their genetically enhanced stature his skin is alabaster white his eyes darkened orbs of cold silver, at some point in time he has shaved his head and had a pair of wings tattooed over his skull, his armour is marble white with green edging his chapter and squad markings removed.

ABILITIES / STRENGTHS / WEAKNESSES: As a space marine Nero is endowed with all their strengths and abilities he is able to survive extended periods without food or water and has little need for sleep, if anything thing his weakness is his temper, too often he allows himself to become lost in rages that overspill into fits of violence and destruction.

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT: Nero is proficient with all weapons though his favoured are a long hafted power axe and bolt pistol he has been known to wield a heavy bolter in battle and often carries a multitude of  additional weapons with him.

SERVANTS: Nero is head of a warband of unknown origins, he leads a collective of Space Marines from different chapters as well as commanding a force of humans, these humans call themselves the Legio Divinicus. They are a mix of devout fanatics and professional soldiers each one carrying a copy of the Lectio Divinicus, one of him most noted servants is simply called The Mourning Call a dreadnought of frightening reputation for the deeds of utter slaughter it has visited upon Nero's enemies. 

HISTORY: The name Nero has been passed around the Eye for millennia he is an almost mythical being a hunter of the fallen where Nero walks traitors die, though many campaigns have been launched by dozens of worshippers of the dark gods to end him he has always returned stronger than before, and wrought havoc and death. It is whispered that Nero follows guidance from a dark oracle supplied by one of the dark god and that his slaughters serve some unknown scheme, others speculate that he is in fact a rogue Alpha Legionary following his own agenda still more say he is a World Eater waging war for war's sake.


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Needless to say he is a hunter of the fallen and the lost, the word of Falzone's coming to him could spell some dark portent that he intends to stop for his own agenda or perhaps he serves the Emperor still and Falzone's fall simply needs to be put to an end.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 21, 2010, 07:43:23 AM
Necris, welcome! This gets better. First Koval and Kallidor. Now you. We seem to have an abundance of talent that all want Tigurio Falzone dead.  ;D

So, perhaps now would be the time to post a summary of Tigurio and what he's been up to since the end of the Silver Heresy.

NAME: Tigurio Falzone

RANK/AFFILIATION: Fallen Marshal / None

AGE/GENDER/APPEARANCE: 2-3 Centuries / Male / 8'5" (2.5 Meters roughly). While originally, Tigurio bore a light complexion with gray/blue eyes and short cropped black hair, his skin has since discolored grayish red, his eyes have sunken and darkened to brown, and his hair is now a long, mahogany mane. His forehead (which sported centurial service studs) now sports two horns made of a red crystalline matter. His third eye is only visible when he taps into the Warp.

Tigurio did not hesitate in modifying his armor. The Black Templar chapter iconography has not been removed hower, instead, it has been embellished to the point of caracature. Etchings of parodied slogans (Fornicatus Te instead of Damnatus Te on his bolt pistol, for example) decorate his armor and weapons. Hexagrammic and Pentagrammic inocation and summoning symbols decorate his body where once there were wards.

The Cross of Malta characteristic of the Black Templars chapter, is replaced by four arrows pointing outward, instead of in, each of these arrows just barely touching the two next to it, and all four are intersected by a circle which itself adds an additional four arrows on the outside of the circle. The overall appearance lends itself to insult the Black Templars while honoring the Ruinous Powers. To add to this blasphemy, Tigurio's shoulder pads bear skulls, in mockery of the Iron Skull given as an honor to many space marines. These two skulls bear more resemblance to snarling, shrieking daemons, and burn constantly, even when the armor is in storage. The flames themselves are not physical fire, and so do not set fire to the world around them. They are balefire. Hellfire from the Warp, seeping through the mobile micro portals in the armor. Each skull projects an aura of energy which, when triggered, causes the warp fire to shoot from the nearer shoulder pad to intercept an incoming attack or shot. The blast of energy directs itself away from Tigurio, and acts much like a Rosarius in these matters.

ABILITIES/STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES: As mentioned above, Tigurio's armor grants a measure of invulnerability by channelling warp energies into this realm. The added effect is that the warp fires themselves have an unnerving effect, and all but the most stalwart opponents will likely flee rather than face him. Even a space marine may find it necessary to tactically withdraw when up close and personal with him. Tzeentch has gifted Tigurio with sorcery, and after abandoning the Imperium with disgust, he spent many years ransacking Imperial worlds near the Eye of Terror. His psychic powers are limited, as he is only beginning to grasp them. However, Tigurio does bear the blessings of Tzeentch. This grants him a measure of power above an unblessed psyker, and for the time being a measure of protection against the enemies of the Great Schemer. If any, Tigurio's weakness might be that he turned from the Emperor in the first place. The Imperium had been a guiding light for him, and with it, he had found purpose. Now, Tigurio finds less and less purpose with each passing year, and takes out his suicidal rage on those he once protected.

Weapons and Equipment. Tigurio bore a blade before his fall which he still bears. It is now an imbued and evil thing, bearing the souls of those slain by Tigurio and things far worse still. Tigurio still retains his abilities to weild almost any Imperial weapon with skill and finesse. However, in his growing madness, when his fury overtakes him, he will forgo weapons and lash out with his mind, channeling his power through his sword.

SERVANTS: Tigurio keeps a close retinue of Black Templars who decided to follow in their Marshal's path. Each worships one of the four Chaos Gods, and a few have been overtaken by daemons. Tigurio's Chaplain died a fiery death. Khorne has seen fit though, to return the Crozius Arcanum. The fallen Templars re-worked the head into the Icon of Khorne, and flanged it so the Icon could be seen from all directions (Two perpendicular icons joined at their vertical axis). Whenever one of his followers succumbs to a blood rage before battle, he is chained to the Khrozius, and his own blood is the first to trickle down the razor edges, as the marine's palm is cut to smear the weapon.

HISTORY: Long and convoluted.


Hope this isn't too much for Tigurio here. But, if you guys want, I'll thin it (or tone it down)...


ALSO: Draconis Argentus Falzone.

Age: 87
Gender: Male
Appearance: Imperial Fist Space Marine. Fourth Sergeant, Fifth Company. Purity Seal on left shoulder, right knee. Iron Skull on helmet forehead. Imperial Laurel around the Imperial Fist icon on his right shoulder. "Pax Mortem" On a steel banner-styled plaque on his chest, beneath an Imperial Eagle.

Abilities: Space Marineish stuff. Stubborn like the rest of his chapter. Retains whatever he's being tortured for without giving even a speck of info.
Strengths: Space Marine. Young. Energetic. Thinks he can save the Imperium.
Weaknesses: Human. Young. Naive. Thinks he can save the Imperium.

Weapons: Power Sword, Combi-Bolter with Melta. Left-wrist mounted grenade launcher. Explosives of various types. Skilled with all Imperial weaponry, and able to revert when necessary to heavy weapons.
Equipment: Power Armor, inscribed with various protective prayers and wards. Carries a relic skull given to him by his father. The skull served as a Servo Skull in the Scions of Ultramar chapter for three decades before being shot through the cogitator by an Ork. The Scions returned the skull to the family when they reverently pettitioned to be granted guardianship of it. The skull belonged in life to Krast, one of Tigurio's nephews, who served honorably until he died at the age of 158.

Servants: Nine Tactical Marines from the Imperial Fist chapter (A small armory has been issued to Draconis for the purpose of hunting his grand uncle), and twenty or so Imperial Fist chapter serfs. A detachment of PDF equivalent soldiers have also been assigned with their own support staff, and an Imperial Navy ship has been commandeered for the purpose of the Mission (Sword class frigate).

History: Draconis Argentus Falzone has yet to make much of a name for himself, but the fact that his chapter has invested as much resources in his actions itself speaks to the volume of honor and duty he has given to the Chapter. As such, he is not well known, but is a force to be reckoned with. Or at least, he hopes that the outcome of this quest will prove such.

EDIT: Apologies. Forgot how reserved artificer's armor is supposed to be. Edited equipment to fit his rank.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Necris on April 21, 2010, 05:24:23 PM
My only beef is that young Falzone has artifice armour, artifice armour is rare and highly revered second only to terminator armour his regular power armour being caked with wards and protections I can see but one so young been given artifice armour
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 22, 2010, 06:13:01 PM
Well, with a Daemon, an Inquisitor, an Imperial Fist sergeant and a renegade for them all to focus on, it seems like we have a recipie for havoc. Shall we get cooking?
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Necris on April 22, 2010, 11:30:49 PM
Who said Nero was a renegade?

I mentioned he has not chapter markings there could well be another very good reason for him not having those

Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 23, 2010, 07:47:03 AM
Sorry. An Inquisitor, an Unknown-chaptered Space Marine, A Daemon, an Imperial Fist sergeant and a renegade for them all to focus their attentions on.

See, I'd forgotten to include Nero in that listing the first time, and I wasn't calling him the renegade... Tigurio's still the renegade. Feels nice to have so many focussing on one villainous being...
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 25, 2010, 06:35:14 AM
Bump

So, should I be formulating the first IC post, thread name and then post said thread's name here?
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Koval on April 25, 2010, 09:26:47 AM
I guess so. It's your RP, we're not gonna tell you how to run your own project.
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 25, 2010, 06:49:21 PM
True, but you're all involved, so I guess I was asking for a head count of who's ready for the plunge...

Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion is the thread IC.

I'll start an OOC thread under that name, if you'd all rather that, as opposed to keeping this recruiting thread open...
Title: Re: Recruiting: Hunting the traitor Cpt. Tigurio Falzone (Silver Heresy followup)
Post by: Koval on April 25, 2010, 10:47:45 PM
Just change the thread title in the OP as appropriate, no?

EDIT: I'll post at some point when it's convenient to do so. Having everyone appear at once is a bit silly and I can't think of any way to fit in Agares at such an early stage.

EDIT EDIT: I found Agares' theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5jcGA_gK40)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 26, 2010, 10:08:43 PM
I wanted to get a certain element of plot underway before Tigurio has to start actually evading the forces on his tail. I hope nobody minds. I don't mind that one of my marines was off on some world near the Maelstrom (inference taken from the mention of Blackheart, which in my mind says Huron Blackheart, commander of the Red Corsairs, who happens to operate from the Maelstrom, not the eye...)

Now, before we go any further, here's a summary of what I plan to have accomplished before the trouble starts.

-Tigurio reaches Daemonworld Bolgoth, where he must infiltrate, steal a chalice imbued with the powers of Khorne, and make off with it before anyone notice. (Perhaps Agares could be the instrument of Khorne's revenge for the theft of the chalice... or perhaps he might simply ensure its use.)

-Draconis finds Akthalos destroyed. He deploys to the surface with his squad of space marines. When he returns from the surface he finds another Imperial fleet in orbit, monitoring his activities (Nero or Orin Lomak, perhaps?) Forces convene to discuss situation, perhaps (Nero/Lomak) has a clue where Tigurio might have gone next, an informant or a psyker trace?

-Tigurio reaches Imperial world embroiled in civil war. Nurgle and Tzeentch cults working together to overthrow Imperial governor. World is heavily defended, Imperial reenforcements have already arrived (Again, Nero or Lomak might be able to join at this point?)

Just to point out, the parenthesized issues above, like who might join or why are just suggestions. I'm open for discussion if everyone here wants to aim in a different direction (what Tigurio plans to do is still being kept on my neural circuitry...)

Hope my posts so far are enjoyable though. It's been so long since I did an RP on here that I'm not sure if I'm overdoing things or what...

EDIT: My appologies to those who read the most recent IC post before my edit there. The use of nukes seemed good at first, but I decided that, not having much of a decent justification (Inquisition has radiation suits, servitors and servo skulls... radiation doesn't scare them), and realizing I needed to not glass the entire world, in order for there to be a trail for investigators to follow, I figured magma bombs would still leave the mine in tact, and cyclotronics might cause some tectonic shift, but won't destroy the world...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on April 30, 2010, 12:48:30 AM
Just to say, I haven't forgotten about this and I'm formulating an opening post.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on April 30, 2010, 05:11:56 AM
Cool.

BTW. I didn't mean "before the trouble starts" to be "before everyone posts." but with the list of objectives, I figured each of you could plan ahead a little...

Anywho. I'll post more within a few days.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on May 05, 2010, 03:46:26 PM
Did I inadvertently give Orin the same name as Lomak?

If so that was not my intention Orin is Nero's pet psyker, and a trusted advisor in all matter pertaining to hunting down the heretics.

But I suppose Orin could act the role of Lomak the Inquisitor, though he is simply wearing remembarncer robes and a rebreather.

Also incase you hadn't picked up on it Nero is a Luna Wolf
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on May 05, 2010, 04:50:49 PM
Well I don't suppose everyone in the Imperium has a unique name and Lomak is never usually referred to by his first name anyway so it shouldn't pose a problem.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on May 06, 2010, 06:31:37 AM
My apologies. I will edit my post with mention of Orin (non Lomak) soon.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on May 06, 2010, 07:57:48 AM
I think I covered it well enough
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on May 06, 2010, 10:50:16 AM
Good enough. Is Orin (the one with Nero) a Librarian, then?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on May 07, 2010, 08:35:11 AM
no a human psyker

far as I can tell pre heresy legions had no psykers as they were banned by the Nikea sanctioning
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: DapperAnarchist on May 07, 2010, 12:06:18 PM
Sorcery was banned from the start, Nikea introduced a ban on the use of psychic powers by Space Marines, but that was only a few years prior to the Heresy. The Great Crusade was nearly over by then.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on May 07, 2010, 01:32:54 PM
Sorcery was banned from the start, Nikea introduced a ban on the use of psychic powers by Space Marines, but that was only a few years prior to the Heresy. The Great Crusade was nearly over by then.
I'd just like to make a very vague note that although canon, a fair chunk of the more recent HH fluff is rather bad -- if this bit of fluff's from the olde days then fair enough, but please, treat a newer HH source with caution as I'm not convinced that all of it holds up under scrutiny.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on May 21, 2010, 05:30:06 AM
Recent horus heresy fluff aside, speaking of bad, I apologize if my posts have not held up to the original plan (nergal and zenith forces on the same planet and Tigurio getting bogged down...)

I will bog him at the next world, for some time, with a Tzeentch cult that opposes him. Kosher?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on May 21, 2010, 07:07:52 AM
Recent horus heresy fluff aside, speaking of bad, I apologize if my posts have not held up to the original plan (nergal and zenith forces on the same planet and Tigurio getting bogged down...)

I will bog him at the next world, for some time, with a Tzeentch cult that opposes him. Kosher?
Sounds fine. I would however like to point out that Nurgle doesn't strike me as handing out gifts as punishment per se, but that's only minor.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on May 22, 2010, 02:04:04 AM
I forgot. Nurgle would more likely make someone live a long, pain free, pleasant and sterile life as punishment... wouldn't he? =P
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on May 22, 2010, 06:26:38 AM
Or just doom them to Spawndom...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on May 28, 2010, 06:16:42 AM
Nearly a week since anyone's posted. Is anyone dissatisfied with the direction things are going?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on May 28, 2010, 07:35:15 AM
just thinking
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on May 28, 2010, 09:50:22 AM
I was sorta waiting for Agares to have an opportunity to do something. Can't very well have a Khorne character in a sitting-about-on-a-ship scene.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on May 28, 2010, 04:26:26 PM
I'm severely overdue with a post for Lomak, I've just been dealing with a few things (and for the past three days it's been a real battle to get connected to the 'net)  but I'll get a reply done ASAP. Sorry about the wait  :-[
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on May 28, 2010, 04:40:48 PM
While Orin does his thing and Nero "bonds" with draconis would present the perfect opportunity for Lomak to arrive
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on May 28, 2010, 11:32:42 PM
Just a short post, if anyone wants to have Lomak make contact then feel free as so far he doesn't know much about why he's been sent.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on May 28, 2010, 11:54:29 PM
Lomak's ship should be able to see Nero's ship hiding behind one of the moons, it's there to prevent Draconis' fleet from seeing it not ships from behind seeing it
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on May 29, 2010, 12:34:42 AM
Hiding behind a ship, hiding behind a moon, sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 03, 2010, 08:58:47 PM
A ship hiding behind a ship that's hiding behind a moon, occluding their presence from the sight of a strike cruiser belonging to one of the most loyal Imperium chapters of Space Marines... Curious.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on June 04, 2010, 02:20:35 AM
Well Lomak doesn't know exactly why he's here yet so he's just being cautious, very cautious but what do you expect from a man whose speciality is being invisible and who usually fights alone and unsupported. I suppose you could say Lomak subscribes to the old adage, 'trust no-one, believe nothing, not even yourself.'
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 05, 2010, 08:26:09 PM
Sorry for hijacking Nero's ship for a second. I'll be away from computers for a few days (camping). So I figured I'd make one last post, while we're prepping to leave. Should be back by Monday.

EDIT: If Nero's stayed off the grid, please say so, and I'll modify that last post. Otherwise, hope it wasn't too long-winded. Far be it for an Imperial Fist sergeant with special sanction from the Inquisition to question an actual Inquisitor (and possibly lose his shiny toy badge), but I figure Tigurio had a stubborn streak, why not pass it down to the young Draconis.

Also, since Tigurio was a latent psychic, and didn't know it, would it be Kosher to say Draconis is on the librarian path in his own chapter, but hasn't been inducted into the librarium yet? (perhaps he's just a bit more intuitive than usual) Or would that be over the top for what's needed here...?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on June 10, 2010, 09:16:37 AM
Or maybe he has a latent ability but not enough to carry over into the ranks of the librarians
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on June 10, 2010, 09:56:10 PM
I would draw up a post, but I don't want to disrupt the present tension, so I won't.

Yet.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on June 10, 2010, 11:44:07 PM
You could always say that his psychic ability is only just coming to the fore, so he'll be in for some gruelling interogations by the Librarius when he returns to the Chapter. Or maybe he's just very insightful which could be more interesting for a Space Marine rather than just passing it off as a psyker power.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 11, 2010, 03:09:51 AM
I think I'll let Draconis go a bit insane in the warp, while he has a vision... Even Black Templars have visions, so I won't decide on psychic or not just yet. As for Tigurio, I'll post him some time soon...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on June 16, 2010, 10:27:01 AM
Postage. Agares is only a Bloodletter, rather than a Bloodthirster...

...but that doesn't stop him from punching out Cthulhu (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 16, 2010, 10:29:22 PM
Just to be sure, we're having Agares, a bloodletter, lesser daemon of Khorne... threatening to devour the soul of a Changer of Ways, greater daemon of tzeentch. Am I getting that right?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on June 16, 2010, 10:44:04 PM
Agares is taking refuge in audacity. For once I'm not TV Tropes'ing it, because their Refuge In Audacity page refers more to offensive works of art than what Agares is doing. Here's the more relevant link (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IneffectualDeathThreats).
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 16, 2010, 11:02:52 PM
I was going to say, that was more Punching C'thulhu in the face than ineffectual death threats... You kinda pulled Nuke Level summoning magic and a BFS on him. Not bad. Wonder what trope blowing up an armory and surviving falls into...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on June 16, 2010, 11:14:49 PM
I was going to say, that was more Punching C'thulhu in the face than ineffectual death threats... You kinda pulled Nuke Level summoning magic and a BFS on him. Not bad.
In fairness, the physical age of Oxan's new body is probably about ten minutes or so, so my assumption was that Lord of Change or no, he's probably not used to being back in his normal form. Agares on the other hand knows what he can and can't do. The sword thing was ripped blatantly from a game on the basis that it was just cool.

As for the summoning magic, that was more a case of "release the hounds" -- as we both know, magic isn't Khorne's forté at all.

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Wonder what trope blowing up an armory and surviving falls into...
I'm tempted to suggest this one (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NoOneCouldSurviveThat), maybe with a bit of this (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheWorfBarrage) thrown in for laughs.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 17, 2010, 12:28:06 AM
I'd never been to that website before you started posting links to it. You = Ossum.

Thanks, that will provide some extra entertainment and possibly some guidelines for my book...

EDIT: Re-Shroud of Sulsan: yes. I made it up, however, as I understand, Eldar do have cloaking devices, and I figured, it might be possible for a chaos corrupted tech priest to partially reverse engineer it.

One thing of note, the boarding torpedo contains Agares, and several Slaaneshi noise marines, one plague marine champion and a bloodthirster. The warpfire is because there's a reverse-engineered gellar field projector, the intent being to shield against turret fire and provide armor penetration...

Feel free to kill off anyone I sent that isn't Agares. I assume he's kosher to send because he's been itching for a good scrap.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on June 19, 2010, 10:17:56 PM
You're firing Agares out of a torpedo tube?

...how very undignified...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 21, 2010, 10:33:04 PM
Well, it was either that or out of the bombard cannon. Too far to teleport.  ;D

Oh, by the by, would it be too much of a Diabolus Ex Machina for a battle barge of Chaos to arrive in the midst of the battle? Or would that be Kosher?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on June 21, 2010, 11:11:24 PM
From where?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 22, 2010, 04:50:48 AM
I was thinking the warp jump point everyone else is using, though, being Chaos, I'm game for them coming through the system's star, and causing it to implode... But that would just blow everyone's game, wouldn't it?

Most likely plan here: Chaos, sent by Abbaddon (Someone earlier mentioned IC that Tigurio posed a risk similar to the Abbaddon) come to get Tigurio to pledge to Chaos, or assist him against any Imperial forces. Not entirely unheard of. Black Templars are second founding spawn of Rogal Dorn. Might even be Iron Warriors who arrive in system with a small fleet of their own. Though, if someone else wants to RP as said chaos forces (so I'm not god-moding here), and wants to play them for an ulterior motive (try to manipulate Tigurio to their own means, perhaps), I'd be fine with that.

More or less, it doesn't seem right to have the scales tipped so heavily against Tigurio if we want to see this play out to something bigger. But, as in reality, sometimes the bad guy does get plugged before he's got enough power to do any real damage. I leave it up to the rest of you on whether this ends in-system, or if someone sees a way for Tigurio to scrape by, I'll play that too, but even with pirated eldar tech, he can't hope to wipe every imperial standing between himself and the warp jump point.

PS: Eldar cloaking tech will fail epic sooner rather than later...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on June 22, 2010, 07:45:35 AM
Not all that enthusiastic about a battle barge popping out of nowhere. It's a bit kitchen-sink. I'll roll with it but it does make me a tad uncomfortable :/
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on June 22, 2010, 08:17:04 AM
Likewise not thrilled about the barge

Falzone can still make his escape in a more convincing way

Also just a slight edit is needed Sol commands a group of Emperor's children not sons of horus
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 22, 2010, 09:09:31 AM
K. No chaos fleet to support. Tigurio will make his escape. Does someone want to take over for the Imp Navy captain, so I'm not metagaming?

Necris: Noted. Will edit.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on June 22, 2010, 09:26:01 AM
Likewise Koval there are no Imperial fists on Nero's ship save Draconis, he sent his marines back to his own ships.

also I've had your chap butchering the humans of the ship
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on June 22, 2010, 06:23:48 PM
Must've missed that bit. What's suitable instead?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on June 22, 2010, 07:37:40 PM
luna wolves
emperors children
death guard
alpha legion
world eaters
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on June 22, 2010, 09:56:30 PM
No volunteers on the Imperial Naval fleet?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 05, 2010, 08:38:17 AM
I appologize. Seems nobody wanted to use the Navy ship, and the dark eldar held no purpose... Could have done better in the lead-up points, like not using cloaking devices, perhaps prepping the traitor fleet better (like, escorts)... Will try not to let this thread suck any more than it has.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 15, 2010, 06:10:52 AM
I'm currently trying to write a quality post, introducing the Kemar system (as per, how each planet is, which are in "temperate" climes as opposed to perhaps one being an ice world, and one a desert... as well as economy, military loadout, and such. I had planned on most of the worlds being feral, as Kemar would have been a backwater nothing, to the Imperium, and not really worth protecting, save that it's inhabited by humans.

I'm thinking this is where Tigurio should be killed. He is, after all, insane now. I just didn't do so good a job at posting his insanity in character... Alas, the best of our work is what remains unwritten, sometimes.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 15, 2010, 01:52:17 PM
Must admit there seems to be awfully little for Agares to actually do at the moment...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 15, 2010, 05:11:08 PM
Well, I'll be posting planetfall for the four strike forces (I think each will only be about 20 marines, 2 thunderhawks, 1 tank each, and about 100 cultists). Each world is lightly defended by Imperial Guard platoons, not regiments, so the small number of attackers will be enough to penetrate each world's defenses before Nero catches up. That said, this will be the endgame. I'd like to get Tigurio's plan in motion, so perhaps Nero's ship can run into gellar field trouble that slows him down in the warp.

The planetary system, being backwater, is actually near the heart of the galazy, so plan for stellar interference on vox and scanning systems (space battle will require close range, and not the usual long-range fun we all think of).

I think Koval, that Agares could accompany the Khorne detachment of World Eaters, or he could accompany Tigurio. It's up to you. I'll post IC shortly.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 15, 2010, 06:37:30 PM
His goal was to make sure the cup was used properly, right? Logically he should probably head on over to where the World Eaters are fighting.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 15, 2010, 11:46:32 PM
Reality check. Sacrificing this system won't successfully open an Eye of Terror, or anything on that scale. Grey Knights will probably be sent within a few years to close the gap, and then black ships will patrol the system from time to time. Tigurio is insane, and believes he will manage (by sacrificing these worlds) to bring Holy Terra low, but in reality, if he succeeds, the combined virus bombing of all four planets will only succeed in opening a rift that will devour the system's star... and occasionally act as a gateway for the forces of Chaos to send out piratical raids... Though I suppose in another 10k years, the rift could be forced to grow...


Eeenywho. Things Tigurio doesn't know that will become common knowledge IC soon:

Ice world has a network of underground hives, total planetary inhabitant count is higher than Tigurio thinks, and there's a warhound titan squadron that trains there frequently.

The Slaaneshi target was nuked, but that just means it's got a death-corp of guardsmen that roam the wastes in various training exercises.

The world targeted by Nurgle is a Hive/Mine world, and as such, there's a lot more than just a regiment of guardsmen and a squadron of tanks.

The world Tigurio is on is a prison planet, but most of the prisoners are still loyal to the Imperium, they're just... criminals.

The worlds will result in greater deaths than Tigurio anticipates, but as I said, the rift would be tiny. IIRC, Eye of Terror was created by birth of Slaanesh.

On another note: Agares can go with the World Eaters, drink the boiling blood, and go ape, by becoming both the greater daemon within and the daemon he is. Or I can just shut up, let Tigurio die the way it looks like he's going to, and let Nero gun down the strike cruiser.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on July 16, 2010, 01:01:50 AM
IIRC, Eye of Terror was created by birth of Slaanesh.

When Slaanesh was finaly 'born' the warp spilled into the material universe through the minds of most of the Eldar population (a much stronger soul force than the same number of humans anyway), trillions of them across thousands of worlds just to put Tigurio's plan into perspective.

I didn't have Lomak fight the invaders because he's a sniper so he wouldn't have stood much of a chance in such close confines but I'm a little stuck as to what role he would play in the upcoming confrontations. Any ideas about what you would like him to do?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 16, 2010, 03:52:20 AM
Tigurio needs to be sniped. I plan to bog his actions in attempting to get the virus bombs into their optimal locations on each world. The slaanesh daemonsword will draw Nero's ship, but Draconis will intuit that Tigurio would have chosen the toughest nut to crack (the firey world of Al Kemar) as his own personal transformative locus. Yep. Al Kemar for transmutation locusts... =P

More seriously, when Draconis does this, I want to get him close enough to try to talk Tigurio down before you snipe Tigurio. In the mean time, feel free to pick off the Thousand Sons sorcerors (three, two leading squads of walking urns, one wearing the medallion of Oxan...)

Without their leadership, the ashes will lose the will to move, and Tzeentch's power will be weakened.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 16, 2010, 08:43:28 AM
I imagine it's more along the lines of MY-VISION-IS-IMPAIRED--I-CANNOT-SEE!!
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 16, 2010, 04:45:28 PM
Well, I suppose. I thought the Thousand Sons urns were just mindless automatons that responded to the will of the sorceror that led them (like servitors in a techmarine's squad)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on July 16, 2010, 10:28:38 PM
Okay then I'll have Lomak go in with Draconis (Sentinel can stay where it is I think) and then hang back, shadowing him so that Draconis can get near Tigurio with a rifle toting Inquisitor getting in the way. When Lomak eventually takes the shot do you want Tigurio killed or just wounded?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 18, 2010, 07:57:46 AM
I suppose you could say that by now, Tigurio will never die... even if he wanted to.

That said, I'd like Orin Lomak to snipe Tigurio. Snipers go for one shot, one kill (or sometimes two or three kills, see Halo 3: Triple Kill videos with sniper rifle in use...)

The dialogue between Tigurio and Draconis will be an uneven match of sword and strength, where Draconis will be more finessed, but still no match for pure, unadulterated fury and Chaotic enhancements. At some point, I'll post OOC "Take the shot" or something along those lines, and you can post the slaying, and perhaps in-battle back-and-forth between Orin Lomak and Draconis Falzone, on whether or not Tigurio should have been captured and tried for his crimes, with Draconis arguing in favor, on grounds of... I don't know, making an example out of the bastard, while Lomak can present his own logic against such foolhardiness.

Eenywho. I posted last IC: I believe it's time for Agares to show up again, this time fully healed, and perhaps discover an entrance into the subterranean hives of the planet. Leading the world eaters down into them should garner a measure of glee from Khorne.

Following Agares, perhaps Nero arrives in-system, too late to save the world assaulted by the Deathguard, as their Plague Champion somehow amplified the virulent strain of virus in the virus bomb, and it ate through its containment field... then the death guard... then the world. Tigurio's strike cruiser will be laying in wait on the opposite side of the planets, as they line up, so an immediate naval battle should not be plausible, but perhaps after the mining hive world is ignited in flames (virus turns carbon based life into ammonium nitrates and fuel oil), Nero's ship will make neutralizing the strike cruiser (whose name has been wiped from Imperial record. Go figure) a priority.

Once Nero arrives in-system, a distress beacon from the ice world might draw them down (by then, the world will have thawed with the boiling blood of the masses). Draconis will intuit that Tigurio would be not with Khorne, Nurgle or Slaanesh, citing his erratic and destructive behavior to most resemble Tzeentch's followers. Once scans of each world are completed, I was thinking Nero would plot an intercept on the strike cruiser, while also deploying forces to Tigurio's world, along with perhaps the other two...

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 18, 2010, 08:14:16 AM
If I find any slight vestige of time either today or tomorrow, I'll get a post going. So saying, I'd like to get it up before I go away for a couple of days (Tues/Weds).
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 18, 2010, 10:49:49 AM
Introducing the World Eaters contingent, and a Dalek dressed up as a dead World Eater in a Dreadnought. I was aiming for one-track-mind with Scatharax, 'cos all he cares about is BLOOD-FOR-THE-BLOOD-GOD and precious little else.

You'll have to excuse the blatant line theft, but there we go.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on July 19, 2010, 12:17:37 AM
Sounds good to me Draco, I'll be ready when the moment arrives.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 22, 2010, 03:58:48 AM
Have we lost Necris? His last post on this thread was June 22... it's July 21.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 22, 2010, 07:47:19 AM
Well, his profile puts him as having logged in around midnight (UK), so I doubt it.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 22, 2010, 04:22:34 PM
Okay, but I was kinda waiting for him to post IC, as, Nero has to arrive in-system before Draconis or Lomak can do anything...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on July 22, 2010, 11:12:02 PM
True enough my bad I've had a lack of inspiration of late
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 23, 2010, 06:24:25 AM
I left it up to you, Necris, of whether you take an oath of moment to not kill Tigurio Falzone, more or less. This leaves it open for Orin Lomak (who Draconis either forgot, or thought wouldn't be honorable anyways) free to shoot Tigurio when Draconis is disarmed by Tigurio. I'm thinking, they fight, Tigurio and Draconis talk as Tigurio preps for the killing blow. Nero preps to lunge if Draconis dies, Lomak takes the shot. Unless y'all would rather wing it.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on July 28, 2010, 05:50:35 AM
God dammit I've tried 4 times to post now

Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 28, 2010, 03:28:43 PM
As in, you typed, pressed post, and the post vanished?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on July 28, 2010, 04:53:36 PM
yup

I'll hopefully get one sorted tonight or tomorrow
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 28, 2010, 04:59:26 PM
Type it in Word if you're not sure about whether the server's gonna pack up?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on July 28, 2010, 10:44:25 PM
I don't do the majority of my posting at home atm
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 29, 2010, 05:07:31 AM
What did Nero give Draconis? (something off his belt, but isn't really specified)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on July 29, 2010, 07:00:19 PM
Ah hell I forgot to put in what it was, dammed and bugger If you don't mind I'll take over Draconis for a moment on decent for him to identify it. 
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 30, 2010, 02:10:03 AM
Sure, if you wanna post how he takes a ride on Lomak's ship, I'll letcha.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on July 30, 2010, 03:34:13 PM
As much as this would probably be a good time for me to post right now... I'm gonna be in Germany until Monday afternoon.

Sorry.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on July 30, 2010, 06:03:50 PM
So, we take the weekend off. No biggie, unless someone else has something they need to post (Nero's saboteur?)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on August 05, 2010, 01:18:10 PM
Humour me because I've just plain forgotten, which Legion's troops is Sol leading? I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on August 05, 2010, 08:10:43 PM
Sol is leading mainly emperors children, though he has small groups of death guard (Heavy support) World Eaters (Assault) and Luna Wolves (Vets)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on August 05, 2010, 08:26:19 PM
Duly noted. Any exact numbers of each or shall I make it up?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on August 05, 2010, 11:48:49 PM
Each force is 50 strong

20 EC 10 of each of the rest

Nero has an additional 9 marines with him (should be 10 but Grave is Missing)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on August 06, 2010, 07:12:21 AM
Noted. I'll probably get that post up this afternoon, I need to go see the optician this morning.

EDIT: Postage. A chain-voulge is called a chain-voulge because I couldn't decide whether to call it a great chain-axe or a chain-greataxe, and both of them looked clumsy anyway.

You will have noticed that Agares is very rational for a Khornate daemon, and is still displaying this rather unwholesome trait. Truth be told, I could wheel out the "lesser martial disciplines" excuse, but let's face it, Marines are more satisfying to kill than PDF troopers.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on August 15, 2010, 12:53:11 AM
*Prods the post with a long stick*

Is it dead?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on August 15, 2010, 07:44:56 AM
I don't know, is it?

EDIT: Apparently, I was waiting for the other half of a combat between Sol and the World Eaters.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on August 16, 2010, 03:02:40 AM
I think right now, we're waiting on Nero's Heroes to act...

Also, I just wanted to ask for a tiny bit of realism. Even travelling at the speed of light, it takes hours for radio commands to reach Mars from Earth. The assault is not going to be instantaneous. Though, once ships are in planetary positions, we can assume they move quickly from there on...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on August 16, 2010, 08:12:10 AM
Also, I just wanted to ask for a tiny bit of realism. Even travelling at the speed of light, it takes hours for radio commands to reach Mars from Earth.
Wasn't it more like seven minutes?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on August 16, 2010, 10:45:58 AM
Shh! I am the infalible Inquisition! You cannot correct me!!!

=P

Ok... According to www.space.com the distance can be anything between a few minutes and around twenty minutes, depending on how far from Mars we are (different orbits around the sun). On August 23, 2003 we were 186 light-seconds from Mars, but for the most part we're more like 300 light seconds to 20 light-minutes from Mars. So um, yeah. Not hours, but still not an average of 7 minutes either =P

I guess my point was that it takes a long time in su-light space craft. Going at relatively 10,000 miles per hour (no air resistance, so who knows?), on 8/23/2003, it would have taken a space craft  346:29 hours:minutes (give or take 30 seconds) to cross the gulf between Earth and Mars.

Seeing as that's only at 3 minutes from Mars (by light speed), I hope I've conveyed the insanely long wait anyone would have to deal with in planetary assault.

That said, it's the 41st millenium. Tigurio's got the virus bombs moving into position, and I'd rather not let him blow every single one (though, perhaps the Nurgle boys could get the timer set and going in a way where it can't be disarmed)... Let's say that the Thunderhawk can fly through the void at 1,000,000 mph at top speed, that there's no asteroids between them and their destinations and that everyone's exercising due haste...

I do apologize if I seem nitpicky and inaccurate. However, I think that the worst thing I ever read in planetary travel is the concept that once your ship's in-system, you can just jump to whichever world you want to and be there, no waiting period... and I was taking a stab at the Earth-Mars distance. Not smart on my part, but if we have to be accurate, a realistic estimate for space travel without light speed or warp jumps in-system would be more like months...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on August 16, 2010, 11:14:59 AM
post later tonight
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on August 27, 2010, 02:57:41 PM
So, um. Did I scare everyone away? After Necris posted, I thought it was either time for the Inquisitor to post, or the Khorny daemon...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Koval on August 27, 2010, 03:15:43 PM
My fault entirely, I got consistently distracted.

EDIT: On that note, it's actually really unlikely I'll show anything before Thursday, as I'm off to Glasgow.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on August 28, 2010, 09:11:09 PM
Have a good trip!
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on September 04, 2010, 07:18:14 PM
Sorry I haven't posted for ages and ages, I just haven't been in a writing mood, very selfish of me. What needs to be posted, if I've got some clear instructions I can get on with it.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on September 05, 2010, 07:53:37 PM
some interaction with lomak and draconis setting up their attack etc

Nero is planet side putting himself in front of Falzone's forces and acting as a distraction to allow Draconis to get closer
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on November 21, 2010, 02:23:26 AM
[unfurls ancient papyrus scroll on endcapped dowel, begins reading incantation in Sumerian, translated as such]
Ita Kanaa Vizzatsu Tzeentch, I call upon thee, great doer and undoer. Make anew this dead thread. Unmake the torpor of rigor mortis! Scia Batta Konu'nergal, I call upon thee, keeper of the dead, master of the foetid and infectious. In the unholy undeath of my resurrected thread, grant it resilience in spreading thy glory! Schaihalas Vhikhethnu Tama'Khornasch! Lord of War, Bather of Blood, Murderer of the Masses! I call upon thee, that thine pride and wrath might stir resolution to this mighty conflict, and bring honor to those who still fight![scroll ignites in brilliant hues of its own accord as seven slaves are offered to Nurgle, eight to Khorne, and nine to Tzeentch]

[kneels before an altar marked with skulls, aquillas, lightning bolts and various sundry icons of the Imperium]
Priest. Absolve me, for I am evil.
Priest: No, you must be absolved in battle.
Very well, then bless my actions, that I might yet do the Emperor service in slaying heretics and daemons.
[Priest performs sign of Aquilla]

[fin]
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on November 21, 2010, 04:08:57 AM
I'm still good to go, whenever Falzone needs to get his headshot, Lomak is ready. In the meantime if there is anything else Lomak could be investigating or killing just let me know exactly what you want to have happen and I'll get onto it.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on November 21, 2010, 11:52:38 AM
I'm still good
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on November 22, 2010, 12:04:00 AM
Still waiting on Koval I tink
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: MarcoSkoll on November 22, 2010, 12:19:06 AM
Still waiting on Koval I tink
You'll be waiting a long time. He's decided to "move on" as it were. See here. (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=563.msg14633#msg14633)
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on November 22, 2010, 05:29:01 AM
SHENANEGANS!

*Grieves... momentarily... sighs...* Ok. Moving on.

I can't say I blame him. I don't know his reasonings, but I'm sure we'll all miss Koval's presence. That said. Let's recap where we're at, where we're going and who we're going to do what to.

Draconis is headed into a hive whose shields will shortly begin to fail. The fighting defenders will have decided to scuttle the ship, as it were, and are not interested in letting the hive be "taken"...

Tigurio cares little for the hive being taken, he simply wants to eradicate all life in the system in a synchronous wave of death. The act, as the planets align, stands a chance to open a rift to the Warp that will never close, and most likely will swallow the system's star.

Draconis will not let that happen. Or so he thinks.

What shall we do with Koval's end of things?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on November 28, 2010, 04:20:12 AM
Ok... Nero's Dread can kill the golgothan. I'm out of time to post for now...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on November 30, 2010, 11:46:30 AM
I think  that's a perfect cue for you Kallidor
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Kallidor on December 06, 2010, 03:16:09 PM
Sorry I haven't posted until now but I haven't been well. Anyway, job done. I'll try and check back on here tomorrow in case any alterations are needed but I might not be able too for another few days.
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on December 13, 2010, 06:46:21 AM
I should post soon, shouldn't I?

I've been a bit short on inspiration and awakeness... Hopefully in the next two days or so...

EDIT: Sorry it took so long. Couldn't find the time to get it all to sound right.

Necris: Think Nero's librarian should be the source of that vision? Or shall we leave it as an actual divine encounter?

I was originally thinking make it look legit, but then spring the reality that it was actually the Librarian casting an illusion on the sergeant in the infirmary, to protect Nero's group... but I think it would be a little stranger, and perhaps cooler if the Emperor's astronomican self actually felt it needed to say something to some little nobody (who might bring instrumental forces to bear at a crucial point in a future situation)... Also, it might hold up to Imperial Fist librarian scrutiny better, if there is an actual conversation with the Emperor in Draconis' memory...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on December 31, 2010, 08:56:01 PM
Hopefully that covers both stones
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on January 01, 2011, 08:05:48 AM
Hmm... Indeed. Happy New Year, by the way!
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on January 16, 2011, 05:35:58 AM
So, do we call this one fin?
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on January 17, 2011, 10:22:14 PM
I can possibly put another post up that I'm working on
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on January 18, 2011, 05:48:59 AM
What's your take? I'm still unsure if I'll be posting another thread to follow up on this one anytime soon...
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Necris on January 18, 2011, 01:08:08 PM
I plan on having Nero heading off on his own for a while a lone quest so to speak...One that would have taken him to Draconis next warzone
Title: Re: Fallen Paladin, Traitor Champion OOC
Post by: Draco Silverhand on January 20, 2011, 10:38:20 AM
I'm going to leave this post as is (unless it turns out Lysander's captain of the 5th, then I'll edit)...

When I start the next one, I think I'll have to lay out the general plot for myself first, and then build it on here, as it will likely be a solo investigation into Draconis' rise to Captaincy... before he goes to the next battlefield to meet with Nero Vipus...

 ;D