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The War of Shadows OOC
« on: March 01, 2010, 10:18:39 AM »
Hey ho

This is an open rp everyone is welcome to join in just post a character and see how this develops, the opening posts will be a major event that will hopefully draw in an inquisitive and investigative narrative that will be perfect for Inquisitors and agents of the Inquisition to fully grow and develop.

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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 12:00:09 PM »
Volunteering Ottakar Grant, Ordo Xenos (formerly Hereticus).

I will present my usual template when I get home from work tonight.


EDIT: Ack, didn't realise I still had a clarifier up from the first character I wanted to present, who would've been a walking continuity error -- Grant has no such problems.
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 04:26:54 PM »
I'll try and get the next few posts up to set the scene for people to join in.
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 05:37:38 PM »
+++DATA PURGED+++
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 05:39:33 PM »
As you may be able to tell, I am not aiming for serious at all here.

References to a censored character are for the benefit of anyone who may be reading my work on 40K Online.

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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 05:34:51 PM »
Oh, yes please. I'll work out a character soon and stick it up. Would an acolyte, rather than an inquisitor, be OK?

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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 06:31:17 PM »
Oh, yes please. I'll work out a character soon and stick it up. Would an acolyte, rather than an inquisitor, be OK?
Why limit your power level? I'm fielding a power-armoured pyromaniac with interchangable heavy weapons, for crying out loud (that, and this is probably not something random Interrogators would be permitted to take part in, because if I understood it rightly, the relevant info seems to be fairly classified -- it's a really big jump up from Interrogator to Inquisitor, remember)

Ramp up the power level, but just avoid the wall bangers and everything should be OK.

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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 01:55:11 AM »
I'm afraid I've not got anything half as funny as Koval's Inquisitor, but I would like to get back into RPing, and Lyra Rhodes could really do with some RPing to help flesh out her personality - so unless you've got a problem, I guess I'm in.

Crude basics of her and her main entourage (her Kasrkin bodyguard, and a psyker*) can be found in this topic - assuming she's okay with you, I'll get up more detailed information later on.

*Renatus has been replaced by Maya - her profile is further down the topic.
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 09:45:20 AM »
I'm afraid I've not got anything half as funny as Koval's Inquisitor
All I'm willing to say on the matter is that I think 40K needs to move away from the IN THE GRIM DARK GRIM DARKNESS THERE IS ONLY GRIMDARK GRIMDARK GRIMDARK angle, because if you add too much it just gets boring. There needs to be something to help us ease off once in a while. Grant will probably be just that here, likely without realising it, and his nameless former acolyte* is definitely doing it on 40K Online, in a story that's trying to be a giant shout-out to the Cain books.


*It's not that he doesn't have a name. He just doesn't like anyone using it, to the point where he's quite willing to pull a sword on his old mentor for addressing him as "Clarence". So far he's spent most of the story being addressed as "Inquisitor" or by an alias; on the surface, he claims to subscribe to this idea that knowing someone's name gives you power over them, or at the very least makes you equals. In reality he just doesn't like his name.


Dragging this back on topic kicking and screaming, I like Lyra. The blurb on the graviton grenade is quite funny, too, and her Pure Luck thing is quite characterful. I have a minor character with something that's the exact opposite, as it happens. I will however say that she doesn't really have much of a power level on her, but at the same time Grant wouldn't have many abilities either were I to actually bother drawing up an Inquisitor statline for him. Last time I picked the book up was two years ago... and I'm far more likely to bring out the Dark Heresy character sheets instead these days.

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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 10:41:11 AM »
*adopts blank, world-weary voice* Inquisitor Fabio Glosche reporting. I will contribute to this Conclave, if only to get out of doing this damned paper-work.

My details are included below. My apologies for the censoring, but I am still technically under probation until I finish decoding Jorken's data-log and a more senior Inquisitor can determine whether or not I was, in part, responsible for his death.


Name: Fabio Glosche
Rank and affiliation: Inquisitor, Ordo Malleus.

Gender, age and appearance: Male, approx. 84 yrs standard (exact date of birth unable to be confirmed). 6' in height, black, cropped hair, pale skin, heart-shaped tattoo on his right cheek. Rarely seen without his trench-coat, a gift from his master, and always wears a silver locket, a family heirloom found in his possession when he was recovered from Schindelgheist Major.

Personality and beliefs: He is generally remote and hard to converse with, although those who knew him before the Invasion of Schindelgheist say he used to be very open and emotional. Specialists suspect deep psychological trauma. He has a tendency to use narcotics, and has just written his first novel, a dramatized version of his own life story (novel currently being edited by Inquisition staff prior to publication). He is an Amalathian.

Abilities, strengths and weaknesses: Has a good eye for subtle details, including body language, and an abnormally fast reaction time (approx. 0.005 seconds, on average). This gives him a decent advantage in most close-combats, and makes him an excellent opportunity sniper. He occasionally becomes absent-minded, and has, on one occasion, gone into a coma for three days. The cause for this is uncertain.

Weapons and equipment: Carapace armour, sabre, laspistol and autogun.

Recreational tendencies: He enjoys playing the violin.

Servants: His savant, Gregorius Vlax and his bodyguard, Eins Stellfield.   

History: CENSORED, PENDING JUDGEMENT.
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 11:05:36 AM »
all looking good so far Zephon why not go for a newly appointed Inquisitor one with a few years under his belt and now wanting a more powerful sponsor to help him achieve his goals
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 11:13:56 AM »
I've drawn up a character sheet for Grant using DH -- it looks overpowered but keep in mind, DH isn't meant to handle actual Inquisitor-level characters, and IIRC the two presented in the Disciples of the Dark Gods supplement are quite a fair bit more powerful.

I'll email it on request.

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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 01:26:19 PM »
Feel free to join in,

Next grav train is later on in the evening (Around midnight)

So any arriving now will be heading to the palace to await the train, or wandering round the city watching the festivities starting to get underway
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 11:09:24 PM »
Wait, wait, slightly confused here. With all this talk of character profiles and datasheets, I want to know: is this simply a narrative roleplay, where people write sections of the narrative in order to explore their characters more thoroughly; or a gaming roleplay, where people use these characters in a game and then write up the results as a story here?

Only asking because I'm not really prepared for any kind of gaming roleplay, seeing as I have not yet actually started Inquisitor in any way, besides writing half a datasheet for a character who, historically speaking, died in 999.M41
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Re: The War of Shadows OOC
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2010, 12:26:21 AM »
It's more a point of reference than anything else. Notably, Marco and I* have presented character sheets for different games.

*Well, ok, mine's more a case of "I'm willing to present it on request" but it does rely on emailing it to people...
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