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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2012, 06:37:59 PM »
I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Gav Thorpe turned up and asked if it was alright if he could play an Administratum adept.

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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2012, 06:51:48 PM »
I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Gav Thorpe turned up and asked if it was alright if he could play an Administratum adept.

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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2012, 08:23:09 PM »
Nah he'd be an Administratum adept that's an alpha level psyker more powerful than the Emperor himself
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2012, 10:13:16 PM »
I'd rather him than Matt Ward playing with Kaldor Draigo...

Still want more detail before I commit to a character but as most characters so far have been of a more fight-ready bent I'm thinking maybe a haunted psyker of the empath/telepath or divination type, a physically frail academic/savant type (but maybe with an eidetic memory or some other weirdness) or an AdMech adept who recently had cranial augmentations that have yet to fully integrate, manifesting as seperate thoughts within her mind. Thoughts?
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2012, 12:01:05 AM »
Name: Sister Rebekah Ellis

DOB: (8)029274.M41(aged 72)
Place of Origin: (Gaul), Segmentum Solar
Gender: Female
Height: 5' 4" Imperial Standard
Weight: 259lbs Imperial Standard
Physical Description: Fair skinned and overweight/matronly woman with the apparent age in her late thirties thanks to minor juvenant treatments. Normally seen wearing Vostroyan Winter-variant (fur-trimmed) grey Administratum robes (due to a slight susceptibility to cold atmospheric conditions).
Occupation: Sister Dialogous

Origins:
The exactly location where Sister Ellis' was born is something of a lost record. Indeed, before being left in the care of the Schola Progenium on Gaul, supposition placed her actual place of birth might have been during the Cymruan War where her mother (an order initiate of one of the hospitaller sisterhoods) was serving in one of the field hospitals, and her father (a serving lieutenant with the 
Rûdham County Yeomanry) met, or later onboard the Pacificus & Obscurus carrier Monarch Regina en route (past Gaul) to another warzone.

Regardless, as a young child, she was listless and bored, and whilst she was reasonably adept at most academia even the gruelling teaching regime from the drill abbots failed to stir any interest beyond nonchalance in any subject. This trend continued long into her adolescence, until, frustrated by her lack of prospects within the Imperial Adeptus, the Deacon passed the responsibility of her personal tutelage to Abbot Grantham Ty.

Grantham Ty, third son of the Noble House Ty on Necromunda, and former missionary, was highly skilled in dealing with the difficult and stubbornly disinterested, whose amiable façade masked a disarming and taciturn mind. After several weeks of patient scrutiny realised that her nihilism towards anything academic stemmed from her latent genius and lacking anything challenging in the orthodox curriculum, Rebekah was wasting her mental talents in the mire of boredom.

Ty's tenure as a missionary had him travel to many far flung and forgotten worlds of man, many who still used pre-Imperial languages, some of which had never been heard or recorded before. He set Rebekah many tasks in transcribing and translating these forgotten languages from the texts he'd collected on his journeys (often neglecting to supply any of the notes he'd already made himself), and in her studies, she had finally found a subject that challenged her and in which she thrived.

Several years later, the Scholam was visited by members of the sisterhood from the Convent Prioris on Terra, looking to recruit the worthy and pure to take oath into the orders. Abbot Ty introduced Rebekah to Sister Castranova, a member of the Orders Dialogous and impressed with the progress of her studies in the field of transcription and translation, Castranova offered Rebekah the chance to take oaths within the Order of the Lexicon.

Willing and enthusiastic, Rebekah took the opportunity, and after several decades of further advancing her knowledge and skills within the Order, specialising in xenos languages (more famously known for translating the Polyphonic Proto-glottal of the Pangolini, the Dansyntax of the Fornicators of Naal and the successful fluency of the flatulence-drums of the gaseous Variags), she attracted the attention of the Inquisition and the Lexicographers of Mars.

She was seconded to many joint projects, including the development of the pheromone reader to translate the scent-speech of the Vaporeal Musk Sages, and was integral in deciphering the psuedo-glyphs of the Charon. But it was after a botched expedition (and the onset of osteoporosis) into the mysterious tombs on the dead world of Arkus IV that resulted in a shattered arm for her (and barely escaping with her life) and led her to spend many of her recent years in solitary study and seclusion in the Order's Rosetta Library on Terra whilst she recuperated.

However, after her brush with death, she became morbid and detached, and her fellow sisters began to refer to her as; Rebekah the macabre.

Recently she became a reluctant member of a learned council called to aid the Mycroft Conclave, and at some point during the proceedings her services were unwilling sequestered to Inquisitor Creed's retinue as an active agent of the Inquisition (a servitude she has always resented).

Skills: Ciphers (Acolyte, Forgotten, Secret Society, Occult), Common Lore (Administratum, Ecclesiarchy, Imperial Creed), Forbidden Lore (Inquisition, Xenos), Lip Reading, Literacy, Logic, Scholastic Lore (Cryptology), Secret Tongue (Acolyte, Ecclesiarch, Gutter, Tech), Speak Language (High/Low Gothic, Tribal Dialect).

Equipment: Etruria pattern multi-scanner (macro and micro biological, radiation, chemical and heat scan setting), Auto-quills, dataslate, flashlight, multikey, chrono, multi-lens micro occular rig, armoured compression sleave (around right forearm).

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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2012, 12:57:43 AM »
I'm thinking maybe a haunted psyker of the empath/telepath or divination type, a physically frail academic/savant type (but maybe with an eidetic memory or some other weirdness) or an AdMech adept who recently had cranial augmentations that have yet to fully integrate, manifesting as seperate thoughts within her mind.
Any of those sound like a recipe for you coming up with something brilliant. As you proved with Aurea Mediocritas, you write thought processes deliciously.

I want to hear about all of them, so I'm inevitably going to be both thrilled and disappointed if/when you choose.
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2012, 02:41:01 AM »
Oh, I like this character.... Practically wrote herself, she did.

Adept Lina Secundus

History


Lina Secundus was born on a forge world, a product of careful selective breeding by the Adeptus Mechanicus.
From her earliest days she was raised and augmented into a suitable adept of the Cult Mechanicus.
Apprenticed to a secutor-investigator (who I hope to use in flashbacks at some point) who rooted out hereteks in the name of the Omnisiah, she attracted the notice and praise of one of Inquisitor Creed’s acolytes and after her former master was slain in a shuttle crash she was officially seconded to the Inquisition. She has served for six years in this capacity. She is roughly twenty-four, though age is fairly meaningless to someone as augmented as Lita.

Scant months ago her organic brain was upgraded with cogitators. Unusually, given her genetic pedigree, there were small teething problems with these augmentations which briefly afflicted her with loss of motor function and difficulty interpreting sensory input with her new cyborg brain, but she has since adapted. She is still adapting to the psychological changes wrought – her mind is essentially partway through reshaping itself around the new components, her personality and perceptions gradually shifting away from humanity.

Personality

Currently she recognises the implants as a separate, symbiotic mind within her own,which supplies her with cold logical thoughts and can be called upon to remember and examine data (especially pictorial data) in ways her organic brain cannot. The two minds are blurring into one more each dayand though in many ways this sharpens Lina’s considerable wits, moving away from humanity is not without its costs.
Nightmares, for one, recorded perfectly after each sleep cycle for perusal or, increasingly, deletion. Her ability to control her own mind is the only thing stopping her schizoid perceptions from driving her insane and the only cure is to cut off more and more of what makes her human (or to remove the implants, of course, but she’s a coghead – to even consider that would be sacrilege).

Still, she remembers humanity well enough to understand it with enough inhumanity of her own to make her a truly formidable investigator. Imaginative and experienced with the mind of machine.

Adept Secundus is somewhat cold. Polite, but distant and ultimately self-absorbed. She has always seen herself as quite separate to the other human beings around her. This is not a result of her augmentation, more her upbringing by the pseudo-emotionless priests of the Cult Mechanicus. She is often mistaken for a man, with only half of her face and her voice betraying her true gender. She seldom corrects people – such petty concerns are entirely below her.

As she’s spent a lot of time outside of the Cult Mechanicus recently she’s become more tolerant of minor acts of techno-heresy like jury-rigging lasguns to explode and customising STC vehicles, but any major techno-heresies she witnesses (such as the use of xenotech) will make her very, very angry.

Abilities


She essentially possesses a photographic and near-eidetic memory. As an Adept of the Cult Mechanicus she has a considerable affinity with (and reverence for) machines and her time spent serving the Inquisition has given her the eye of an investigator. She also has an excellent knowledge of anatomy and should be considered an expert chemist and biologist.

Appearance/Bionics

Needless to say Secundus wears the red robe of her order, but it utterly fails to hide her augmentations. It ends at her waist, as a robe would only get in the way of her legs. Half of her face is still that of a young woman, her organic eye brown, the other a cold mask of metal built around a dull red bionic eye (usually set to match her flesh-eye, but able to switch into low-light vision modes and also usable as a magnifier, telescope or even microscope).
Outwardly, her ears appear normal but her inner ear has been replaced. Her hearing is better than mankind, though not significantly, and bionics do not feel pain from loud noises such as gunfire. Her ashen-blonde hair was shorn away and is only just beginning to regrow. Her mouth remains intact, though her teeth have been replaced with white plasteek, and her voice is soft. A growling voxponder is built into her throat, used to speak the machine codes and binary cants of her kind, and she sometimes uses it in lieu of her own voice or uses both together,
either intentionally or even unconsciously.

Her body is less human, her torso shapeless (secondary sexual characteristics were removed when a bionic heart, lungs and digestive system were added) and her lower body entirely replaced with three insectoid limbs.
They do not hamper her movement and allow her to climb almost vertical surfaces, provided sufficient anchorage (her body is heavy, being mostly metal) so the average wall is a no-no, but the rough walls of a cavern or even a mountainface should present little difficulty. Many humans find the way she walks unsettling. She can rotate her torso a full 360 degrees on these limbs and her height varies between roughly five foot six and six foot two depending on how she stands. Both of her arms are bionic replacements (from scapula to fingertip), far more ornate than the rest of her, embossed with flowing High Gothic script that celebrates the Omnissiah.  Her hands are fitted with a variety of small, simple tools (scalpels, probes and basic auspices), mostly retractable from her digits. Four slender mechadendrites emerge from her spine, poking through special slits in her robe.

Lita is able to exercise considerable control over her body, slowing her heart rate or consciously releasing adrenaline, serotin and other chemicals.

Equipment/Combat Capabilities

She carries an auspex, a selection of tools that allow her to interface with and repair machinery and a compact laspistol. Her bionic eye and brain give her an impressive accuracy with the weapon, though she is not violent by nature. In close combat she relies on the superior strength and endurance of her enhanced body and her inhuman reaction times and knowledge of human anatomy to strike with surprisingly speed and brutality for an adept of the Machine.  

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Lita’s main strength as an investigator is her augmented brain and senses, which allow her to notice small details and cross-reference her memories with total accuracy. She does this continually, though not so much the Holmes method of examining clothing (fashion is hardly her forte) and other factors – hers is nearly entirely biological. She can hear your heart beat faster when you lie, detect the perspiration on your back, notice the tiniest of facial tics, even diagnose lung diseases and the like by ear. She does this continually and unless people are aware of it or well-trained they will subconsciously give a lot away. What Lita mainly detects is that she makes people very uncomfortable.

It’s hard not to be somewhat intimidate or creeped out by Adept Secundus. She walks around on three legs and rotates her torso around on them occasionally. Sometimes her voice has an electronic echo or even cycles between her two voiceboxes. She also doesn’t talk much, speaking in a detached manner when she does, and occasionally makes comments that reveal her unsettling habit of listening to heartbeats and the like. She deliberately plays up to this if it will suit her - when trying to interrogate people being the most obvious time – raising herself to her full height, speaking in her harsh mechanical voice (or using her two voices to play Good Cop Bad Cop), walking slightly up walls, letting her mechadendrites snap open and shut near people’s faces in a way that seems unconscious... I’m also thinking she’d say things like this wonderful quote from Deus Ex – ’I see you, a thief on the roof. My new satellite link has both infrared and the x-ray spectrum. I see your heart beating. I see you are afraid.’

Socially, Lita says little but listens and observes continually. The gulf between her and mankind grows daily and as such she does not care what others think about her. She is capable of some friendship, however, responding positively to kindness and especially respect. She respects intelligence and wisdom and is entirely unimpressed by physical feats. She does not suffer fools gladly, though she seldom gives voice to her contempt. There is a vulnerability and fragility inside of her – she is a young woman who was never a child, after all - but it seldom makes it through to the surface.  

In combat situations, Lita is quick and brutal. She’s a good shot with her pistol despite being relatively untrained due to her bionic eye and enhanced brain and could adapt to larger weapons (her arms and internal augmentics eliminate worries of recoil) but they’re just not her style. Despite her suitability to it, she isn’t a fighter. In close combat she is, if anything, even more dangerous. Her tripedal body makes her hard to trip, though she can’t kick, and as her arms are stronger than the average human’s in addition to being made of (heavy) metal, her punches can easily break ribs. She also knows exactly where to hit you, having already noticed any weaknesses, strengths or simply knowing exactly where the liver and how much a punch there will screw you up. Her mechadenrites are too weak to be of much use, but as they basically end in needle-nosed pliers they can go for vulnerable spots, clamp down painfully on exposed  flesh (especially the neck) or just generally distract people from the main threat of Lita’s metal fists. She’s also pretty good at enduring punishment, as most of her organs have been replaced and she’s able to switch off some nerves and generally dose herself up when actually hurt. She isn’t bulletproof, however, and if shot in the right places she’d go down as easy as any mere human.  

***

Lina Secundus was almost called Margulis (a nod to Lynn Margulis and her own symbiotic nature) but I didn’t like the sound. Lina is a pretty-sounding name and Secundus plays nicely off both her dual mind (also reflected in her appearance, which is inspired a tiny bit by Two-Face) and her rather unusual birth situation (perhaps she was the second of her generation or similar). There’s a strong vein of transhumanism in the character – something the 40Kverse simply does not explore enough. It’s also a welcome change to see a cold, rational character that is female. I dislike the theory that these are male traits. That said, I will be playing up the little girl angle a little as her humanity is swallowed up and I’m even a little tempted to hint at puberty theme what with her new augmentics and things.
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2012, 04:37:04 PM »
This is a character I've been working on since yesterday, I still have many ideas for her but don't yet know which I will use.

Name: Dendara Nachtigaller
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Age: 28
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Gender: Female
Appearance: Dendara has a pale skin and spiraled black hair she wears in an afro. Her eyes have been replaced by bionics which allow her to see better in badly lit libraria.
Apparel: Dendara wears simple black robes. On both hands she has a ring depicting the Imperial Eagle. On her belt she carries quills and other writing instruments. She also carries a backpack containing her other posessions.

first and only lover
History:
984M41: Born in the librarium halls of Gavr II. Her parents were both clerks and she would follow them in their mundane tasks.
986M41: Learns to read
997M41: Her parents are killedwhen they are in the way of a secret editing operation. Dendara is taken by the editors based on her record. She starts training as an editor.
001M41: Dendara becomes junior editor to Valdor Vaskil aiding him in many capacities.
008M41: Dendara becomes senior editor after her proven successes. Her eyes are replaced because the organic eyes got damaged by her working in badly lit conditions.
010.M42: Inquisitor Creed uses Nachtigaller to remove all references to several of his dead enemies. Afterwards she is taken as a permanent member of his staff.

Occupation: Adeptus Administratum editor
Time in Service to the Inquisition: 2 years
Skills: Basic laspistol training, speak language: low and high gothic, literacy+20, common lore(imperium, administratum, imperial creed), forbidden lore(heresy), scholastic lore(archaic, bureaucracy+10, trade(forger)+10
Weaponry: Laspistol and two spare power packs. She keeps these in a special black case.
Equipment: Several quills and inks, data slates, empty book in which she records interesting things she encounters, prayer book(quite worn from use), spare clothing.
Personality: Dendara is quite a shy person, she keeps her distance from others. Her driving force is a strong belief in the Emperor.

Her laspistol was given to her by her first and only lover. She refuses to say anything about the matter but treasures the simple weapon. Her prayer book is all that she has left to remind her of her family, she reads from it every night before she goes to sleep.
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2012, 07:49:18 PM »
I've just noticed that Severino is actually super tame at the moment, as my characters usually go. Wonder if I should spruce him up a bit more to bring him back into line, or whether I should deliberately see what the low power levels do for me?

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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2012, 08:40:45 PM »
To be honest he seems quite useful to me, but that could be just me.
By the way, what do you think about my character?
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2012, 09:09:56 PM »
They all look good

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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2012, 10:15:51 PM »
984M41: Born in the librarium halls of Gavr II. Her parents were both clerks and she would follow them in their mundane tasks.
988M41: Learns to read
For the benefit of being able to get into the character's head, I'm going to have to ask how good you see this as.

My perspective on reading ages is horribly skew-whiff, because I started reading very early (first word before two and a half, able to figure out unknown words by three) and was a few years ahead of the curve from then onwards. Add in the extra complication of the Imperium's literacy rate making third world Africa look good and I really don't know how to interpret literacy in 40k.
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »
In lieu of making Severino "less tame", I've opted to link to relevant tropes (the act of doing which probably makes him less tame all on its own).

Enjoy :P


Re. Dendara, I'd have thought that being brought up in a library by Administratum clerks, presumably to follow in their footsteps, would have meant she'd have learned to read a bit earlier than age three-and-a-half to four. Aside from that, my only real complaint about her is that she doesn't look very investigator-y per what you've revealed thus far...

...but there is still room for a few surprises, yes? Possibly pleasant ones too, if you get my meaning.
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2012, 07:40:35 AM »
By her reading age I meant the age that she could read real texts, not just small sentences etc. Her main skill is the ability to find needles in haystacks(there are few things harder than finding a record in an administratum archive)

I love the use of TvTropes, that site has taken at least several days outof my life.
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Re: Darkness and Light New Rp Recruiting
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 04:02:48 PM »
Is there a list of players yet?
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