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Defiant Echoes: OOC
« on: January 29, 2012, 10:38:17 AM »
I've decided that since I came back to the Conclave, I might as well run a RP again.

I've had some ideas swimming around in my brain for a while now, and it wasn't until last night that I decided that this might be a good opportunity to A) do something with them, B) tidy up some older material of mine that ended up hanging for one reason or another.

I'm aiming for a semi-high power level (something along the lines of a Dark Heresy: Ascension or high-end Rogue Trader campaign), with a few opportunities for shooty-blam-work as well as for investigative stuff. Intro hooks will be provided on an individual character basis, primarily because I think that the prologue is enough for the moment, but also because most people's characters will have entirely different motivations for getting involved and it's a bit unfair to assume everyone can just be lumped together.

What we know, at the moment, is that there is an Inquisitor M. Haines who has a servant called Andreas. We also know that Haines is interested in a world designated ΣΘΦΡ-Interdicta. We know that something happened there in 993.M41, and we know that two individuals called Inquisitor Rowena Memphis and Nemurax may or may not have been involved. We also know that Inquisitor Memphis, at least, was executed.

For anyone that's interested, ΣΘΦΡ-Interdicta is in Pacificus, bordering Solar.

What else is there?

I'd like at least the following info about any characters joining in, though it can be as elaborate or sketchy as you deem appropriate -- bullet points are fine.

-Name
-Age
-Rank or Occupation, and Affiliation
-Physical Appearance
-Personality
-Abilities
-Weapons and Equipment (but please don't go nuts with this)
-Servants (if applicable)
-Brief outline of personal history (this can be a string of relevant quotes if you prefer)


FAO Sargoth, if you're reading: Yes, it's that Rowena Memphis, but with a slight facelift. I'm actively going for the "unhinged" option this time, rather than accidentally brushing against it.

FAO Marco, if you're interested: Unless galactic geography beslubbers this option completely, or you just don't want to, this is probably an opportunity to do something with Riley.



Current Members:

-Inquisitor Madoc Haines, Ordo Malleus (GM)
----Andreas Tuominen, lexographer

-Inquisitor Riley Hallona, Ordo Hereticus (Marco)
----Jael Lalgan, chief savant
----Ekkehardt Kuefer, Enforcer
----Steren Dowrick, biomancer/telepath/soprano singer
----Imeda "Chain" Marini, Tech-Adept
----Tama Morton, retired Colonel

-Inquisitor Desmond Holst, Ordo Hereticus (Octavian)
----Michael Wagner, Ship's Captain
========Hammer of Justice, Dominator class
----Camden Grieg, Arbites Proctor-Marshal
----Alexander Elgar, Colonel
----Richard von Karajan, orchestral conductor

-Inquisitor Anterus Semplice, Ordo Xenos (Dolnikan)
----Iota Tettares, bio-engineered test subject
----Gophion Dall, xenobiologist
----Kuma Karnak, Tech-Priest
----Pantariste, Guard Veteran

-Inquisitor Ambrose Barkley, no known Ordo (Herald)
----Redvers Sid, former General
----Jethro Rawles, convicted Untouchable
----Milo Banx, convicted fraudster

-Lord-Marshal Narl Ravion, Adeptus Arbites (Necris)
----Arbites task force (15-strong)

-Brother Sonneillon, Word Bearers Legion (Sargoth)
----Jacques Volos, magus
----Remiel, silent assassin
----Mordecai, heretek artificer

-Commodore Tyra Vargas, Battlefleet Pacificus (NPC)
======Orchomenus (Dictator class)
----Benito Aristan, Astropath
----Maurice Kees, Naval Lieutenant
----Saul Hargadon, Senior Helmsman
----Roderick Baris, Naval Commissar
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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 12:15:21 PM »
I am willing to participate, but is this for inquisitors or interrogator level characters
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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 12:44:41 PM »
It's up to you. Inquisitors, Interrogators, Rogue Traders, Adeptus Arbites Judges, Magi Mechanicus, Ministorum priests, I don't mind. I will say, though, that having Space Marines (and for that matter Adepta Sororitas) would make things a bit silly, unless there's a good reason for Space Marines/Sororitas getting involved (though for all I know, there might be), and similarly I'm not after any temple Assassins as they're a bit difficult to roleplay. Anything else should be fine.
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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 01:16:24 PM »
And is there a followers limit?
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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 01:19:29 PM »
You can have a list as long as your arm, if you like, but keeping track of five hundred characters isn't fun for anyone. So I'd say no, but don't go overboard.

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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 01:23:29 PM »
Thanks, this is looking like a good rp to try!

Will give my warband some thought over the next few days.
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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 01:33:32 PM »
This seems very interesting, I will write up a few characters over the next few days.
Circles of the wise My attempt at writing something, please comment on it if you have any advise.

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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 02:16:13 PM »
FAO Marco, if you're interested: Unless galactic geography beslubbers this option completely, or you just don't want to, this is probably an opportunity to do something with Riley.
Galactic geography isn't really a problem. There's nothing location specific in her background or history yet, so she can be dropped into any sector to start.

A bigger problem was that I lifted quite a large chunk of her personality and quirks wholesale for Gala, because I liked it and couldn't see any other likelihood of getting to use it in the near future.

That said, it's only part of their personalities and I imagine they'll pick up different quirks along the way. If I go back to Gala and make a couple of adjustments that might have been appropriate anyway, they should be different enough to start with.

Give me a moment to sort that out and perhaps flesh out Riley a little more.
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Re: Defiant Echoes: New RP, Recruiting OPEN
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 06:31:32 PM »
Here is the start of my character (lacks followers and history).


-Name: Inquisitor Desmond Holst
-Age: Unknown, Holst was there as an acolyte to the Inquisitor who at the time represented the Ordos Terra on Mount Amalath.
-Rank or Occupation, and Affiliation: Amalathaian Inquisitor, Ordo Heriticus Terra
-Physical Appearance: Mostly mechanical, only a small portion of his organs remain (brain and heart*). His face is represented by a hologram of his face as it was at Mount Amalath
-Personality: Grim and determined, but still leads on demand despite his age. A valuable asset to the Imperium and a great loss should he fall.
-Abilities: Great Knowledge, Marksman, but lacks skill with a blade
-Weapons and Equipment: Bolt carbine with reload and stalker rounds, Shock Maul, high strength bionics to rival a Magos. Large data banks (backpack), implanted las-carbine in right hand
-Servants:

-Brief outline of personal history:
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 07:13:15 PM »
Octavian, just a quick note on timing/dates: if Holst was there at Mount Amalath (about a millenium prior to this RP starting) then either he's been subjected to Warp related time dilation (which can happen; it just needs to be mentioned somewhere), or he's got some funky life support. Keeping in mind that three hundred years is considered to be "pushing it slightly" round these parts, I'm guessing that Really Seven Hundred Years Old is in effect here.

It's not actually a problem, seeing as the character's not fully fleshed out yet and I don't know what you've got planned, but it's just worth noting.
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 07:20:24 PM »
I was thinking funky life support (good ties with ad-mech after amalth)
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012, 10:50:38 PM »
either he's been subjected to Warp related time dilation (which can happen; it just needs to be mentioned somewhere)
It's pretty much implicit in being an Inquisitor, given the degree of warp travel involved. The RT RPG gives the flow of time in the warp as, on average, about 12 days real time to 1 apparent day in the warp. Spend enough time  warp travelling, and you might easily have been born a hundred years earlier than your actual age would suggest.

<rambling>

That said, I imagine that while a better ship or more skilled Navigator might not be able to reduce the time in the Warp by much, they can instead find parts of the warp where the time dilation is much less.
So it might still appear to take seven days to make the journey, but rather than that relating to three months (on average) in the real world, it might have only taken two weeks.

This is why Marco's ship, the Ynys Mon, is so apparently fast - it has a real knack for this, with most journeys very close to 1:1 parity.
With a poor ship or a less than entirely competent Navigator, you might hit dilations of months in real space for every day in the warp.

It's a slightly odd interpretation, but I like it.

</rambling>

When you consider that 8 years in the warp would on average translate to a century in real time, and that warp journeys can frequently take months, it doesn't take that many trips for your birthday and actual age to slip drastically out of whack.

Considering my own interpretation, surviving a millennium wouldn't be impossible if you had a bit of crock of a ship.

Actually being a millennium old... nah, doesn't work for me. We know that some Mechanicus can live that long, but that's the very finest of their technology and they do not suffer outsiders their technology lightly.

Anyway, a slightly revised version of Riley:

~~~~~

FULL NAME: Riley Hallona

ALIASES: While Riley uses aliases, she is very unlikely to use them twice.

RANK / AFFILIATION: Inquisitrix of the Ordo Hereticus

Physical Stats:
Date of Birth: (5)751834.M41
Place of Birth: Pennal Secundus
Gender: Female
Height: 175cm/5' 9"
Weight: 56 kg/124 lbs
Physical appearance: Oval face, Almond shaped green-brown eyes, narrow "Celestial" nose, Slightly shallow lips. Blonde hair in a bob cut. Right Handed.

Thanks to regular rejuvenat, Riley remains highly attractive (and is most definitely aware of it). With almost all of the scars from her life as an Inquisitor carefully surgically healed (with a vat grown left forearm and parts of the right knee), it would be exceptionally easy to mistake her for a woman in her late twenties.

She has a toned build, rather small breasts (which she is slightly self-conscious about) and notably longer than average legs. She uses cosmetics, but other than a somewhat trademark deep red lip colour, this is usually fairly subtle.

Riley is content to wear a very wide range of clothing, with a huge wardrobe containing just about every style imaginable, from formal to casual. Given the choice, she tends to err towards somewhat high class clothing that gives  her the appearance of a lesser noble, typically dresses (preferably in a dark blue or black) loose and light weight enough to "flow" slightly and still allow a generous range of movement. Given her modest "assets", these are almost never cut to show cleavage.
These are usually worn with knee length boots with a shallow, wide heel, a compromise between form and function.

In the case that she's planning/anticipating a fight, she generally has one "go to" outfit. With a base layer of a tight fitting flak body-glove, a number of segmented armaplas plates can be attached over this to protect the torso, arms and legs. This is combined with a full face helmet, outfitted with a wide range of autosenses, spectral surveyors, anti-flash filters and an inbuilt rebreather.

HISTORY:
834.M41: Born on Pennal Secundus
842.M41: First introduced to the martial art of Recassa by her father
854.M41: Unable to find other work in Pennal's damaged economy, starts as an escort to high class gentlemen.
860.M41: Hired by Inquisitor Nann to help throw off suspicions when he attends Governor Kallel's yearly ball.
860.M41: Breaks Seward Kallel's nose and left arm.
860.M41: Officially recruited into Inquisitor Nann's organisation.
862.M41: Two assassins make an attempt on Nann's life. Riley kills both with their own weapons.
862.M41: Officially attached to Nann's primary retinue.
865.M41: After the Jovurnian operation, promoted to Inquisitorial acolyte.
872.M41: Develops a more advanced martial art based on Recassa, Powol and Weran
898.M41: Receives full rank of Inquisitor.
902.M41: Convicts a long running crime syndicate on her homeworld.
917.M41: First associated with the Appollyon group, a well known cell of Recongregators.
918.M41: On Pellusi IV during the time of the infamous riots. Has refused to speak about whether or not she had a part in it ever since.
939.M41: Successfully and peacefully replaces the corrupt military command of the Ynnal regiments.
961.M41: Acquires the "Sword of Integrity" after Inquisitor Nann dies of old age.
988.M41: Sees her first acolyte, Dana Sarac, promoted to full Inquisitor.
007.M42: Halley Notaro, Riley's chief savant for the last 108 years, dies to a sniper's bullet.

PERSONALITY/BELIEFS: Much in keeping with her gender ambiguous name, Riley mixes "masculine" and "feminine" traits quite freely. One moment she will be entirely happy to be flirting with men to help get her way but the next, she'll be equally at home stripping grease from engine parts.

While usually pretty level headed, Riley can still let stronger emotions get the better of her, particularly anger and grief. Her anger is marked by her becoming increasingly (and almost viciously) sarcastic. She never uses sarcasm as "humour", and often looks down on those who do.
One of Riley's main "flaws" from the perspective of being an Inquisitor is that she tends to become very attached to those around her, even after very short periods of time. The emotional grief of losing those people close to her can either drive her to incandescent rage or nearly incapacitating anguish.

Riley is a moderate Recongregator, whose originally more extreme methods were scaled back heavily after her overzealousness earlier in her career caused what she refers to as "some issues". At present, she is usually open and honest about her radical viewpoint, for which she seems to attract respect or ire in roughly equal measure.

She prefers non violent methods where possible, although as an Inquisitor, she is in no doubts about the frequent necessity of the unsubtle approach.

QUIRKS/NOTES:
-   Drops contractions from her speech when either tired or irritated.
-   Considered an excellent cook, although it is a rare occasion when she can be coaxed into it.
 
ABILITIES / STRENGTHS / WEAKNESSES: Riley is an expert martial artist, capable of easily besting armed opponents with only her bare hands.
Known for improvising, or stealing weapons (often out of the hands of opponents), she has something of a knack for using any weapon she might have in her hand - whether it happens to be a sword, a stave, a pistol or rifle.
Very agile and capable of quite spectacular feats of aerobatics and gymnastics, Riley can quite easily wrong foot attackers with her unexpected speed and manoeuvrability.

While certainly exceptionally learned by the average Imperial standards, Riley's knowledge is rather modest for being most of the way through her second century - she prefers to use savants to compensate for this shortcoming.

Riley is also noted for "letting emotion drive her" on occasions - many poor decisions have been made because of her having too much emotional involvement in situations. However, when she can maintain detachment, she has considerable foresight, and is able to figure out the likely consequences of given actions with startling accuracy.

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT: As she has a habit of improvising or stealing weapons, Riley carries fairly low-key weapons. She usually carries a compact Tripex-Phall laspistol (with a couple of reloads), and a number of retractable knives. In an emergency, the bracelet she normally wears on her right wrist houses a miniaturised needle weapon using a soporific toxin.

Normally trying to avoid looking like she is well armed or armoured, her primary defence in most cases is a conversion field, built into a rig designed to fit into the curve of her back. She sees the stunning effect this can have on an attacker as a very desirable trait, even if it does occasionally risk disorienting allies as well.

When "geared up" for combat, her ranged weapon of choice is the Hollen & Crasel GP9 5mm Personal Defence Weapon. With its low recoil, compact size, considerable magazine capacity and ability to defeat body armour, it makes a versatile weapon capable of killing most opponents.

Riley's primary interstellar transport is the "Sword of Integrity", a rather unimaginatively named Sword class Frigate. Refitted with less space intensive weaponry than the traditional laser batteries, it serves primarily as a form of mobile Inquisition base, with an extensive brig, interrogation/torture chambers, decent stocks of high level hardware and sophisticated command systems which can integrate with, supplement or override most Imperial data networks if necessary.
Actual troop complement is fairly low, existing primarily to defend against boarding actions.
   
SERVANTS/ACQUAINTANCES: Riley's most valuable servant is probably her chief savant, Jael Lalgan. At the very young age of 52, he has only served Riley for a few years, but he has been fitted with the memory banks belonging to his predecessor, Halley Notaro. While this gives him a huge wealth of knowledge to draw upon, it has resulted in a number of colourful side effects, although most are fortunately temporary - gender confusion, sudden personality changes, overwhelming déjà vu and similar.
Mostly, he is a fairly quiet and timid individual, although he can and will confidently expound at (often excessive) length when his extensive knowledge can actually come into play. He often appears to be distracted, although this is more to do with his attention falling on everything and anything within the area, as his impressive observation and recollection skills prove.
With little combat skill and only holdout weapons, Jael is normally dependent on the support of others in fights.

A former hive enforcer, Ekkehardt Kuefer serves as muscle and a bodyguard to Riley, although in most cases, he and his bulk are more of a deterrent than a necessity, with Riley generally proving exceptionally capable of defending herself if fights actually do start. Primarily armed with an enforcer's shotgun, Ekkehardt's talents in melee are more dependent on his bulk, shock truncheon and concealed armour than any particular skill.
Fairly brusque and sometimes prone to speaking out of turn, with a particular tendency to not take slights against the Imperial Cult lightly.

As a former soprano singer, many say Steren Dowrick would look more at home in front of a crowd than she does in Riley's employ, but Steren is possibly the most dangerous of Riley's entourage. With extensive talents in both biomancy and telepathy, her slight appearance and long flowing black hair belie the sheer threat she can represent.
She can be rather cold and distant at times, an affectation that tries to separate her from the constant psychic influx of the emotions of the others around her.

While born Imeda Marini, Riley's tech-adept now only really gets called by his long time "nickname", Chain. While relatively low in the ranks of the Adeptus Mechanicus, Chain is still considered something of a prodigy with grav drives, and is also notable for his talents with lasweapons, with his personal lascarbine being a masterwork of laser technology.
He is rather energetic and enthusiastic (sometimes to a fault), and often chops up his sentences with side thoughts, addendums and whatever else happens to be going through his head, even if it's not necessarily entirely relevant.

Colonel Tama Morton is largely beyond active field service. With more bionic repairs than you'd find in the entirety of a normal Imperial Guard company, he primarily remains aboard the Sword of Integrity to provide tactical advice and, if necessary, coordinate military operations.
Used to being the top of the command chain, he tends to speak authoritatively and does not take perceived subordination well.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 08:01:54 AM »
-Name: Inquisitor Desmond Holst
-Age: Unknown, Holst was there as an acolyte to the Inquisitor who at the time represented the Ordos Terra on Mount Amalath, but warp-time effects makes him seem to be younger so while Amalath was a millennia ago, Holst’s real age is somewhere in the 600s
-Rank or Occupation, and Affiliation: Amalathaian Inquisitor, Ordo Heriticus Terra
-Physical Appearance: Mostly mechanical, only a small portion of his organs remain (brain and heart*). His face is represented by a hologram of his face as it was at Mount Amalath
-Personality: Grim and determined, but still leads on demand despite his age. A valuable asset to the Imperium and a great loss should he fall.
-Abilities: Great Knowledge, Marksman, but lacks skill with a blade, His bionics also lend terrible strength to Holst’s form
-Weapons and Equipment: Bolt carbine with reload and stalker rounds, Shock Maul, high strength bionics to rival a Magos. Large data banks (backpack), implanted las-carbine in right hand
-Servants:
Imperial Dominator Cruiser: Hammer of Justice and crew:
The Hammer of Justice was once a member of the battlefleet solar, but was acquired by Holst after cleansing the ship from a chaos virus. The portion of the crew that remained has had the task of rebuilding the full crew complement.
Captain Michael Wagner: Captain of the Imperial Dominator Cruiser: Hammer of Justice
Wagner is an aging terran born captain in the Imperial Navy and the oldest of Holst’s living servants being close to 300 warp age. Utilises a hot-shot las-pistol and a Navy issue shotgun. Like Holst, Wagner also has extensive bionics which protects him from bullets and las-bolts to some degree.
Arbites Proctor-Marshal: Camden Grieg
Grieg is amongst Holst’s inner circle, like Elgar, Wagner and Holst himself, Grieg was both born on terra and named after famous composers of ancient music. Grieg has served alongside Holst for half a century and is about 120 warp-age. Grieg is a steadfast character and holds to arbites traditions, but prefers his power maul to the shotgun.
Colonel Alexander Elgar: Commander of Holst’s Coldstream Guards
The Coldstream guards are a unit of infantry who’s title has survived 39 and a half thousand years. In that time they have served many different purposes, and been awarded many battle honours as well as an award winning military band. Elgar is their current commander and uses a duelling bolt pistol and a power rapier. His personal guard of 5 Guardsmen are armed with hellguns in the style of M1 muskets and gaudy red carapace armour. He is also the youngest of the inner circle at 90 years warp age.
Richard von Karajan:
Von Karajan is Holst’s personal conductor who leads his own orchestra on the bridge of the Hammer of Justice. He also works for Holst as an interrogator, librarian and investigator. At the age of only 45, von Karajan is the youngest primary member of Holst’s entourage. Uses a chainsword and las-pistol.

-Brief outline of personal history:
•   Born on terra
•   Recruited by inquisitor as an acolyte
•   His inquisitor represents terra at Amalath while he records the momentous event
•   Promoted to inquisitor
•   In his first investigation as an inquisitor, incinerates the arch-heretic Jermain Hendrix
•   Immolates the cult: Black Ascension, executing their leader, Sam Cullen with a bolt-carbine round to the face.
•   Genesis, a chaos super weapon is destroyed on the planet Pluto, but Holst’s legs were destroyed in the process
•   Holst has Bill Scott, a planetary governor executed for lack of concern for his populace and allowing corruption to spread. Thus begin the:
•   Purges of Grateful Death, a decade long campaign where Holst shows his inhuman callousness by condemning the populace of 3 systems to death both by exterminates and by black templar assault. The populace of another 5 are set into slavery.
•   Presumed dead in the assaults on Death’s Gap, re-appears half a century later with bionics to rival a magos.
•   Meets captain Wagner and acquires the Hammer of justice as his flagship
•   Seeks out the Coldstream guards on terra and hires them to his cause
•   Finds grieg, a single arbites on a planet caught in the fires of revolution, rescues him and has the planet virus bombed.
•   Meet’s Karajan, a skilled conductor and hires him for entertainment, also trains him in other skills.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 02:21:51 PM »
While there's definitely some good ideas in there, the Coldstream Guards surviving 39,500 years stretches disbelief a little too far.
History can't even recall the entirety of the Imperium's existence. Any information from prior to the Heresy and Great Crusade is very, very scarce. There's a reason it's called a Dark Age.

While, in theory, a Guard regiment might have derived from the Coldstream (although given all the upheavals in the past and the ultimate replacement of what we would think of as the national boundaries, very unlikely), the name certainly would have mutated down the years (remember, the characters aren't speaking English, they're speaking Gothic that has been translated for our convenience, and there wouldn't be a direct translation), but the records and dates wouldn't exist to prove such a link and the most that the regiment might be able to claim is to be a "Pre-Crusade Regiment".

EDIT: The other thing I don't like is when characters can't remember important chunks of their life, particularly when it's a character like this. Any Inquisitor worth his salt should at least be able to do some research (particularly as most Inquisitors will keep some sort of a log) and plug the basic details back together.

Missing parts of a character's history, unless done very well, usually comes across as either literary laziness or a plot hole that the writer can't work out how to fill.
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NAME: Anterus Semplice

AGE: 286

RANK: Inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos

APPEARANCE: Semplice is ancient and battered by his years of service. His many injuries have left him almost completely immobile. A few years ago he was burned horribly by a team of assassins sent by one of his rivals when his previous chair burst into flames. Almost nothing of his body is visible, only part of his right arm remains of flesh and is visible, the rest is hidden behind metal and plasteel. He wears a bland silver mask over his face. The device that keeps him alive is bulky and noisy, it has a built-in force field, flamethrower and lasgun. He speaks through a vox projector and has a hoarse voice.

BELIEFS: Semplice beliefs that humanity is not yet as perfect as it could be. In his career he has found that xenos are superior to humans in many regards. He attempts to rectify this matter by continuing the work of the Emperor by enhancing humanity for the struggle against the enemies that surround it. To this end he initiated and oversaw the Stratiotes project together with Magos Biologis Haskil. The project was never completed because inquisitor Khar attacked the secret location where the work was done and killed Haskil and destroyed most of the work that was done to that point, all Semplice has left are a few notebooks. He aims to uncover more knowledge which would allow him to restart the project.

PERSONALITY: Semplice is controlled and prefers to work from behind the scenes. He has little to no attachments except to Gamma Hepta who he sees as his child. He has a tendency to get obsessed with his goals and on multiple occasions has persisted too long on futile efforts, this has led to more than a few of his injuries.

ABILITIES: Semplice has lost almost all physical abilities he once had. The one arm he has left is withered and cannot be used to lift much more than a quill. Mentally he remains at his peak, he knows a lot about most subjects.

HISTORY:

714M41   Anterus Semplice is born as the child of two administratum clerks on Doristor Prime.

719M41   After his parents die Semplice is sent to the Schola Progenium on his homeworld. He excels in many fields but is especially proud of his skill with the chainsword.

732M41   Becomes a commissar-cadet under commissar Dorgal of the 749th Trevask Line Infantry.

739M41   Promoted to full commissar after the storming of the fortress of Irgli on Mystim.

740M41   Assigned to the 1294th Doristor light infantry which is part of a taskforce operating against the Atinian League, a collection of four species of xenos occupying a small empire.

742M41   Inquisitor Gormatan takes a small force of three regiments onto one of the Atinian moons. The operation turns into a disaster and most of the inquisitor’s staff and almost all troops die. The few survivors are
taken as permanent members of his staff.

759M41   After years of service Semplice is promoted to interrogator.

811M41   Semplice becomes a full inquisitor and member of the Ordo Xenos

828M41   While investigating the activities of a minor cult on Helena’s Gate a bomb is placed in his vehicle and he loses not only his legs but also suffers severe damage to his spine crippling him forever.

914M41   Increasingly obsessed with the strength of xenos breeds and their advantages over humans Semplice meets Magos Biologis Haskil and sponsors his research into creating superior humans.

977M41   In the growing conflict between two rival cells Semplice is attacked by a band of unknown assassins. They set his wheelchair on fire and thinking him dead leave him horribly maimed. He is discovered by his few allies and kept alive.

992M41   Haskil’s seventh batch of children is successful at last, for the first time they aren’t stillborn and horribly mutated.

998M41   Inquisitor Khar attacks the facility where the Stratiotes Project is located. Semplice narrowly escapes with three of the Stratiotes but Haskil is lost together with most records of the research. Semplice flees the sector after faking his death.


NAME: Iota Tettares

AGE: 20

RANK: Interrogator

APPEARANCE: Iota Tettares is pale and has no hair at all. She is of moderate length and is quite thin. She has a long thin face with large dark eyes. She preferably wears simple dark robes decorated with symbols of faith. She has thin, almost colourless lips. She is considered unattractive by most people and looks cold. She has a soft monotone voice. On many occasions she wears wigs and make-up to look more normal. If she goes to fight she puts on body-armour decorated with skulls.

PERSONALITY: Iota Tettares is devotedly loyal and rational. She beliefs herself to be special because of her being spawned in the Stratiotes Project and being its only survivor. In private she feels lonely and wants to be close to others. Her strange appearance and manners however tend to chase off almost everyone.

ABILITIES: Iota Tettares is highly skilled in multiple fields. She is very intelligent and has great martial skills. Socially she often behaves awkwardly and suffers from sudden convulsions. She is particularly skilled with ranged weaponry.

HISTORY:

992M41   Born as part of the ninth attempt to create a new type of human in the Stratiotes Project

995M41   Training in martial fields starts, it is given by veterans from the Imperial Guard

998M41   When the facility where she lives is attacked she narrowly escaped with two of her sisters and the inquisitor.

007M42   Inquisitor Semplice uses the services of the three survivors for the first time when he has them cleanse a nest of mutants. The operation is a complete success

009M42   Both her remaining sisters die while attempting to steal several tomes from Brukian II, a forge world. Iota Tettares escapes with the books.

Other associates:

Gophion Dall:    An expert xenobiologist. He considers himself to be a great researcher. He remains unaware of Semplice’s plans and motivations. In combat he uses an Atinian Silk Blaster and wears intricately decorated armour.

Kuma Karnak:   A minor tech priest and a former student of magos biologis Haskil. He is responsible for keeping the inquisitor alive. He knows much about him and his plans but always keeps to the background.
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