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EldritchRaider
03-11-2010, 11:23
Hey guys, I haven't been on in ages...maybe even a year... And now that I have returned I'd like to make a post to hopefully bring in a lot of replies so I can see new and old members.
This exercise also reveals a little about your own personality.

So, in this thread people should post their own Warhammer 40k characters (from commanders to random troops that you have named and given personalities). I'd like to see some variety and reality in these characters- so get thinking!

Here goes mine-

Colonel Dene (Wijewardene) Orjekh - Commander of the 13th D'Arbrera Rifles (My own personal army :) )

Orjekh was a large man, tall and broad shouldered with a chiselled and heavy face. Down his left cheek he wears a large scar that stretched down from the outside corner of his eye down his jaw line and just down his neck.

To understand his history, you must understand the system of the D'Abrera regiments. In most respects the regiment is the same as any other- however, a tradition that has long been passed down throughout the history of the regiment is that of the Lady Commandants. The Lady Commandants are simply backstage women who advise and aid the men in strategic matters and organization. They are trained from the age of eight in these matters and brought up for that purpose only. They are also notoriously well known for their romantic trysts with the soldiers.
It was when Orjekh was just a man of 19 that his company was slaughtered in an urban battle with traitorous cultists and heretics, that he got his first taste of command. Being a corporal at the time, and personal adjutant to Captain Zardawi, he was the highest ranking trooper left alive in the massacre. It was his own natural talent and courage that saved the remnants of his company from certain extinction.
A short time later while recuperating in a military hospital wing that he might a senior Lady Commandant named Lamkin that he soon afterward slept with and forged a strong relationship.
It was her influence that saw Orjekh rise further through the ranks to Sergeant, then his own battlefield performance saw him quickly rise through the ranks.

Orjekh served in many campaigns against the enemies of the emperor throughout his years of service, battling filthy Xenos like the Orks and Tyranid, the fickle and deadly Eldar, the mindless Necron Machines and the Ruinous Powers.
To his men he is known as the Viper- as once in his life he was a good man to his men. Not to say that he is no longer fair or courageous- but he changed when Lamkin died.
Before one great battle between his own men, the legions of Chaos and Orks, a heavy bombardment came down on their camp and the Lady Commandant's own shelter was blasted to pieces.
Since then he has been one thing only to his men and superiors. A deadly asset on and off the battlefield. His word and fighting skills as useful as any battle tank.

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That is the first I shall post. Now go on all of you, have a go! :P

Cry of the Wind
03-11-2010, 14:53
Well this is a story I wrote for my Inquisitor who is a member of the Ordos Xenos and had a model in both 54mm and 28mm scale. I don't really play Inquisitor the game but I had a lot of time a few summers ago stuck up in the arctic.

For those of you who won't bother to read this epic post, long story short stuff happened and now Aidan is going around provoking wars with xenos threats in with the goal of insipring rigtheous hatred in the alien and bring about greater faith in the Emperor (with the goal of bringing the Star Child out). Those worlds that are destroyed in the resulting wars were clearly weak in faith and did not have the Emperor's blessing.


Inquisitor Aidan Vernius of the Ordo Xenos
Inquisitor Aidan Vernius began life as an orphan in the Schola Progenium, his mother having died giving birth and his father on one of the battlefields of the Cadian Gate. In his early evaluations it was determined that he had the faith and ability that would be best used in the Commissariat. Aidan excelled in his training and looked forward to bring his faith and fury to the battlefield. Unfortunately as is often the case with exceptional individuals is was determined that his best use would be as a Commissar Cadet instructor, rather than let one of his skill be killed needlessly at the front lines and so shortly after becoming a full Commissar, Aidan was re-tasked as a Commissar Drill Abbot. Though dampened by this turn of events Aidan nevertheless held firm in his duty and had faith the Emperor had a plan for him.

Aidan’s time as an instructor did not prevent him from seeing active combat, as it is part of Commissar Cadet training for the new recruits to prove themselves on the field of battle. During one such field deployment his platoon of Cadets was inducted into the service of Inquisitor Quentin Oleksy. The Inquisitor had been rooting out a cult that he suspected was attempting to summon a daemon from the warp. A battle was raging on the world and it seemed the forces of the arch-enemy were turning to the daemonic to aid them. Normally his own personal retinue of Cadian Guardsmen would have sufficed, however the cult’s infiltration of the local PDF had given them more manpower and firepower than his few troops could handle. Believing that a regular Imperial Guard unit may not have the faith and strength of will needed to face such an abomination, Inquisitor Oleksy turned to the Commissar Cadets who had been deployed to the war zone, and ordered them to assist in his assault on the cult. As he had fear the cult was nearing completion of the required rituals and Inquisitor Oleksy and his young Commissars began their attack just as the daemon was materializing. After a horrendous battle in which most of the Cadets were killed and Inquisitor Oleksy himself suffered horrible injuries, the cult and daemon were destroyed.

Commissar Drill Abbot Vernius played a major role in the banishing of the daemon as it was his faith that had given the daemon pause when it attacked him. Bellowing praise to the Emperor as he attacked it, Vernius had halted the daemon long enough for Inquisitor Oleksy to recover his bearings and complete his banishment ritual. Inquisitor Oleksy knew that Vernius had been lucky to have survived his encounter with the daemon. While the daemon had the potential to become a powerful entity, so close to its summoning it did not have a strong hold on reality. It was during this time of weakness that words of faith could still harm the beast and Aidan had the faith and will strong enough to slow the beast down. Believing that Aidan would make an excellent member of his retinue, Inquisitor Oleksy requested that Aidan join his band. The CommissarDrill Abbot could hardly refuse the offer as it would be akin to turning down a request from the Emperor Himself; such is the station of an Inquisitor. At first Quentin thought that Aidan would be merely a useful asset to his warband, however Aidan was a quick learner in the ways of the Inquisition. His training as a political officer gave him insight into dealing with others and gauging their reactions and his faith gave him the strength to face the daemonic in battle. Within a few short years it was clear to the Inquisitor that Aidan had great potential. Quentin formally took on Aidan as his Interrogator and began his training.

Decades went by and Interrogator Aidan Vernius learned much about the Ordo Malleus and combating daemonic creatures. One thing about his master always bothered the Interrogator however. It seemed that the Inquisitor spent most of his time at study, reading many of the texts they had captured despite Aidan’s desire to burn them. Aidan was cautioned that failing to understand the nature of the foe would be his undoing as faith alone is not always enough. This bothered the Interrogator to no end but he trusted his master and slowly began to join him in study.

Then came the fateful investigation of the Cardinal of Gloria Prime. Inquisitor Oleksy gave orders for Interrogator Vernius to investigate the Ecclesiarchy of that world, as word had spread the Cardinal had become reclusive and strange sights had been reported in and around the cathedral where he resided. Rumours of mutation had spread throughout the world however the Inquisitor suspected daemonic possession to be the cause, though how he had come to that conclusion he would not disclose. After a lengthy investigation Interrogator Vernius brought his evidence to the Inquisitor’s attention. Quentin had spent nearly the entire time locked in his personal study, not allowing anyone entrance. While this was odd it was not entirely out of character so Aidan had nothing of it as they prepared to confront the daemonically possessed Cardinal.

The battle between the daemon Cardinals fanatical followers and Oleksy’s men was fierce and lengthy, most of the Cadian Guardsmen that Inquisitor Oleksy had inducted years ago, all experienced veterans, were killed in the first moments of combat. The battle slowly turned in their favour and Sergeant Kiryk rallied the Guardsmen that had survived thus far. They blasted their way into the Cardinals personal chambers and it seemed that victory was assured. It was then that Quentin revealed what he had learned in his study. As the possessed Cardinal began to attack the Inquisitor, Oleksy began to utter words unknown to Aidan. The Cardinal’s body started to twist and deform, the daemon began screaming with rage as it realized that Inquisitor Oleksy had begun to bind it into its current host body and slowly started over powering it. Aidan could not believe his eyes; his master whom he had always believed to be a pious servant of the Emperor was creating a daemonhost, binding the daemon into the Cardinals body! The Interrogator immediately demanded that his master destroy the creature before it could break loose of the weak hold the ritual had created. Quentin began to ramble on about the power and knowledge they could gain through binding and studying this daemon but Aidan heard none of the words. Over come with fury at what his master did Aidan turned his bolt pistol on the venerable Inquisitor and pulled the trigger. As Quentin Oleksy died the creature broke free from his hold over it and fled from the cathedral.

Deeply troubled Aidan summoned the Conclave of Pisentius to give his report. Aidan had only met of few of these Inquisitors during his time with Oleksy, working alongside Inquisitor Hamelen during his time as an Interrogator. The others he did not know except from the stories he was told by Quentin of their accomplishments and the means in which to summon them together. What he did know was that these were the Inquisitors that he should inform of his masters fall. Upon hearing of the events at the cathedral the Conclave was in uproar. These men had known Quentin for over a century and did not believe that a dedicated champion of the Emperor had fallen so. They subjected Aidan to mind probes and tests of faith as well as the others who were there. The conclave saw that Aidan spoke the truth and began a review of his progress and work as an Interrogator. After the review of his work was complete it was determined that Aidan Vernius was indeed pure and untouched by his masters corruption and in fact was worthy of much praise. The conclave presented Aidan with his Inquisitorial Rosette and full Inquisitor status. Inquisitor Vernius’ first duty as a full Inquisitor was to hunt down and destroy the daemon his master had failed to control, both the act a penance for allowing it to escape as well as to prove he was truly worthy of the rank he now held.

After many years of searching Inquisitor Aidan Vernius was able to track down the daemon to a back water world well beyond the Cadian Gate. By this time his warband had grown from the few Guard veterans that survived the battle in the cathedral to include several others most notably the Sanctioned Pysker Krystyn, a veteran of the Cadian Gate who was inducted by the Inquisitor during a previous encounter with his quarry. Krystyn’s ability to detect the presence of the daemon allowed Inquisitor Vernius to track the creature as it left the world they were on and had proved invaluable from that time on in tracking the creature as it went from world to world attempting to escape. This time the daemon was prepared to make a stand against the Inquisitor. It had gathered many minions around itself and the battle was not unlike their first encounter in the cathedral. Though the Guardsmen were able to destroy the minions the daemon itself was more powerful than they were able to handle. Inquisitor Vernius and the Pysker Krystyn advanced upon the creature and began a physical and psychic assault on the beast. Just when it seemed as though they had won, the daemon unleashed a power psychic blast at Krystyn. Much to the daemon’s surprise the Pysker did not explode messily as had similar men before him; instead Krystyn’s eyes glowed brightly as he turned the power back on the daemon! Aidan took the chance and swung his chainsword at the creatures head while bellowing praise to the Emperor. The daemon realizing its doom began to laugh as it focused its power into one final attack against the Inquisitor. Instead of blasting him with the intent to kill the daemon instead showed Aidan a glimpse into the warp.

What Aidan saw shook him to the very core. As the daemon began to dissolve under the attack from Krystyn and the Guardsmen, Aidan slumped to his knees and dropped his weapons. With the daemon destroyed his friend Sergeant Kiryk picked the Inquisitor up and dragged him away as the daemons stronghold began to collapse, the powers holding it together having been banished.

What the daemon had shown Aidan was the Emperor on the Golden Throne weak and useless. It showed him the warp and the Astronomican, and how it used all of the Emperor’s power just to hold that one beacon in place. It showed him how futile his faith in his ‘God’ was and that Aidan was truly alone in the universe and doomed to be a pawn of the dark gods. This alone would not have brought much grief to Aidan seeing as he was a pious servant of the Emperor and could not trust the word of a daemon. However the events at the cathedral still haunted him, how could one such as a Cardinal become pawn to a daemon, surely his faith should have kept him pure? His old master, the damned Inquisitor Oleksy, he too was a faithful servant for so long, how too did the Emperor let him fall? If the Emperor could not spare his power for the faithful, where did Aidan’s own power over daemons come from? Worse still the touch of the warp lingered in Aidan’s mind. He could feel the warp around him now and began to pick up on his follower’s feelings. He consulted with Krystyn, who also had begun to feel the warp stronger since their battle with the daemon, manifesting a startling new level of ability. Was this the work of the daemon’s power? These questions haunted Aidan in his dreams, dreams which became more tormented with each passing night.

In his quest for answers Aidan turned to his old master’s library, a source of knowledge that he had become too attached to, and had been unable to destroy despite Oleksy’s fall from grace. After months of study he discovered the key to his puzzle. Chaos only became powerful when it was worshipped by mortal followers; the gods were given strength in the warp through the souls of the living. So to it could be reasoned if the Chaos gods could gain power from their faithful so too could a creature in the warp gain power from the prayers of the Emperor’s faithful. Perhaps the was another god in the warp that had been fueled by humanities faith in the Emperor, maybe a new god, a mirror of the undying Emperor of the Golden Throne but given form in the warp by souls of the faithful! It would explain his new senses and the increased power of his faithful Pysker. They had been infused with the power of the ‘Emperor of the Warp’ as reward for their faith and duty in his name. This revelation took hold of Aidan and he began a quest to bring power to his ‘new’ Emperor, the warp twin of the one whom he had devoted his entire life thus far to.

With his new agenda Inquisitor Vernius continued his hunt of the cults of Chaos and the battle against the daemonic. Now he not only acted in shadows but also in the light of the Ecclesiarchy, encouraging the faithful to root out those unclean around them and to give praise for their salvation from the powers of the warp. Though he felt the renewed faith of the people whom he saved Inquisitor Vernius did not believe that it was generating enough power to feed the ‘Emperor of the Warp’. It was not enough for humanity to simply pray and believe, for though that gave the Emperor sustenance he could not grow with it. Aidan needed greater mobilization and so set his eyes on a new target: the Alien.

While the daemon provided cause for concern, the ordinary citizen did not understand enough about the subject to generate the fear and piety the Inquisitor Vernius sought after. Having witness the fever amongst the population that was generated by a crusade against a threatening Ork empire, Inquisitor Vernius saw a new way forward. He began going from world to world looking for evidence of alien influence. When he discovered a Genestealer cult on Hiacyntus IV he lead the population to believe it was an Ork infiltration and produced enough hysteria that a crusade against the nearby Ork empire of Mork Ead’s was called for by the Ecclesiarchy resulting in the mobilization of thousands of Guardsmen and a call for the faithful to purge the vile beasts from the Emperor’s domain.

Now Inquisitor Aidan Vernius and his faithful warband move from sector to sector looking for evidence of alien interference (real or fabricated) and use it to raise the population to arms and to renew their faith in the Emperor. By bringing war to the people Aidan believes that it will bring the faithful to victory and strengthen the Emperor, while those unworthy of the Emperor’s blessing suffer defeat, their prayers not strong enough to feed Him in the Warp.

dragonet111
03-11-2010, 19:30
My army is a successor chapter of the Blood Angels. Sanguinius is my favorite primarch and I love to play with them:D

The Blood Feathers main characteristic is humility, I wanted my chapter to be humble and every brothers to fight for a better future for mankind. Inside the chapter every marine is called Brother, be they are chapter master or a scout, they only use official title when dealing with others forces of the Imperium.
Their only hubris is flying every brothers is a pilot and flight championship are common on their home world, Pristine. To attend those races their is only one rule: you have to build your own vehicle.

For my strike Force I have three characters. The Captain Zarastel, the librarian Arholis and the chaplain Arhanelo but I usually only play with Arholis.
Arholis is powerful librarian, as a child he was rescued by the Master Librarian Feneli during the invasion of Gavrass by the Waaagh Skalmasha. After years of training he became a Codicier. Arholis use his powers to protect his brothers erecting bright force fields. 200 years later during the Pulopolis Insurrection he was gifted the nickname "The Staff of Light" by the forces of the Black Lions and Silver Dragons.

EldritchRaider
04-11-2010, 00:26
Well this is a story I wrote for my Inquisitor who is a member of the Ordos Xenos and had a model in both 54mm and 28mm scale. I don't really play Inquisitor the game but I had a lot of time a few summers ago stuck up in the arctic.

For those of you who won't bother to read this epic post, long story short stuff happened and now Aidan is going around provoking wars with xenos threats in with the goal of insipring rigtheous hatred in the alien and bring about greater faith in the Emperor (with the goal of bringing the Star Child out). Those worlds that are destroyed in the resulting wars were clearly weak in faith and did not have the Emperor's blessing.


Inquisitor Aidan Vernius of the Ordo Xenos
Inquisitor Aidan Vernius began life as an orphan in the Schola Progenium, his mother having died giving birth and his father on one of the battlefields of the Cadian Gate. In his early evaluations it was determined that he had the faith and ability that would be best used in the Commissariat. Aidan excelled in his training and looked forward to bring his faith and fury to the battlefield. Unfortunately as is often the case with exceptional individuals is was determined that his best use would be as a Commissar Cadet instructor, rather than let one of his skill be killed needlessly at the front lines and so shortly after becoming a full Commissar, Aidan was re-tasked as a Commissar Drill Abbot. Though dampened by this turn of events Aidan nevertheless held firm in his duty and had faith the Emperor had a plan for him.

Aidan’s time as an instructor did not prevent him from seeing active combat, as it is part of Commissar Cadet training for the new recruits to prove themselves on the field of battle. During one such field deployment his platoon of Cadets was inducted into the service of Inquisitor Quentin Oleksy. The Inquisitor had been rooting out a cult that he suspected was attempting to summon a daemon from the warp. A battle was raging on the world and it seemed the forces of the arch-enemy were turning to the daemonic to aid them. Normally his own personal retinue of Cadian Guardsmen would have sufficed, however the cult’s infiltration of the local PDF had given them more manpower and firepower than his few troops could handle. Believing that a regular Imperial Guard unit may not have the faith and strength of will needed to face such an abomination, Inquisitor Oleksy turned to the Commissar Cadets who had been deployed to the war zone, and ordered them to assist in his assault on the cult. As he had fear the cult was nearing completion of the required rituals and Inquisitor Oleksy and his young Commissars began their attack just as the daemon was materializing. After a horrendous battle in which most of the Cadets were killed and Inquisitor Oleksy himself suffered horrible injuries, the cult and daemon were destroyed.

Commissar Drill Abbot Vernius played a major role in the banishing of the daemon as it was his faith that had given the daemon pause when it attacked him. Bellowing praise to the Emperor as he attacked it, Vernius had halted the daemon long enough for Inquisitor Oleksy to recover his bearings and complete his banishment ritual. Inquisitor Oleksy knew that Vernius had been lucky to have survived his encounter with the daemon. While the daemon had the potential to become a powerful entity, so close to its summoning it did not have a strong hold on reality. It was during this time of weakness that words of faith could still harm the beast and Aidan had the faith and will strong enough to slow the beast down. Believing that Aidan would make an excellent member of his retinue, Inquisitor Oleksy requested that Aidan join his band. The CommissarDrill Abbot could hardly refuse the offer as it would be akin to turning down a request from the Emperor Himself; such is the station of an Inquisitor. At first Quentin thought that Aidan would be merely a useful asset to his warband, however Aidan was a quick learner in the ways of the Inquisition. His training as a political officer gave him insight into dealing with others and gauging their reactions and his faith gave him the strength to face the daemonic in battle. Within a few short years it was clear to the Inquisitor that Aidan had great potential. Quentin formally took on Aidan as his Interrogator and began his training.

Decades went by and Interrogator Aidan Vernius learned much about the Ordo Malleus and combating daemonic creatures. One thing about his master always bothered the Interrogator however. It seemed that the Inquisitor spent most of his time at study, reading many of the texts they had captured despite Aidan’s desire to burn them. Aidan was cautioned that failing to understand the nature of the foe would be his undoing as faith alone is not always enough. This bothered the Interrogator to no end but he trusted his master and slowly began to join him in study.

Then came the fateful investigation of the Cardinal of Gloria Prime. Inquisitor Oleksy gave orders for Interrogator Vernius to investigate the Ecclesiarchy of that world, as word had spread the Cardinal had become reclusive and strange sights had been reported in and around the cathedral where he resided. Rumours of mutation had spread throughout the world however the Inquisitor suspected daemonic possession to be the cause, though how he had come to that conclusion he would not disclose. After a lengthy investigation Interrogator Vernius brought his evidence to the Inquisitor’s attention. Quentin had spent nearly the entire time locked in his personal study, not allowing anyone entrance. While this was odd it was not entirely out of character so Aidan had nothing of it as they prepared to confront the daemonically possessed Cardinal.

The battle between the daemon Cardinals fanatical followers and Oleksy’s men was fierce and lengthy, most of the Cadian Guardsmen that Inquisitor Oleksy had inducted years ago, all experienced veterans, were killed in the first moments of combat. The battle slowly turned in their favour and Sergeant Kiryk rallied the Guardsmen that had survived thus far. They blasted their way into the Cardinals personal chambers and it seemed that victory was assured. It was then that Quentin revealed what he had learned in his study. As the possessed Cardinal began to attack the Inquisitor, Oleksy began to utter words unknown to Aidan. The Cardinal’s body started to twist and deform, the daemon began screaming with rage as it realized that Inquisitor Oleksy had begun to bind it into its current host body and slowly started over powering it. Aidan could not believe his eyes; his master whom he had always believed to be a pious servant of the Emperor was creating a daemonhost, binding the daemon into the Cardinals body! The Interrogator immediately demanded that his master destroy the creature before it could break loose of the weak hold the ritual had created. Quentin began to ramble on about the power and knowledge they could gain through binding and studying this daemon but Aidan heard none of the words. Over come with fury at what his master did Aidan turned his bolt pistol on the venerable Inquisitor and pulled the trigger. As Quentin Oleksy died the creature broke free from his hold over it and fled from the cathedral.

Deeply troubled Aidan summoned the Conclave of Pisentius to give his report. Aidan had only met of few of these Inquisitors during his time with Oleksy, working alongside Inquisitor Hamelen during his time as an Interrogator. The others he did not know except from the stories he was told by Quentin of their accomplishments and the means in which to summon them together. What he did know was that these were the Inquisitors that he should inform of his masters fall. Upon hearing of the events at the cathedral the Conclave was in uproar. These men had known Quentin for over a century and did not believe that a dedicated champion of the Emperor had fallen so. They subjected Aidan to mind probes and tests of faith as well as the others who were there. The conclave saw that Aidan spoke the truth and began a review of his progress and work as an Interrogator. After the review of his work was complete it was determined that Aidan Vernius was indeed pure and untouched by his masters corruption and in fact was worthy of much praise. The conclave presented Aidan with his Inquisitorial Rosette and full Inquisitor status. Inquisitor Vernius’ first duty as a full Inquisitor was to hunt down and destroy the daemon his master had failed to control, both the act a penance for allowing it to escape as well as to prove he was truly worthy of the rank he now held.

After many years of searching Inquisitor Aidan Vernius was able to track down the daemon to a back water world well beyond the Cadian Gate. By this time his warband had grown from the few Guard veterans that survived the battle in the cathedral to include several others most notably the Sanctioned Pysker Krystyn, a veteran of the Cadian Gate who was inducted by the Inquisitor during a previous encounter with his quarry. Krystyn’s ability to detect the presence of the daemon allowed Inquisitor Vernius to track the creature as it left the world they were on and had proved invaluable from that time on in tracking the creature as it went from world to world attempting to escape. This time the daemon was prepared to make a stand against the Inquisitor. It had gathered many minions around itself and the battle was not unlike their first encounter in the cathedral. Though the Guardsmen were able to destroy the minions the daemon itself was more powerful than they were able to handle. Inquisitor Vernius and the Pysker Krystyn advanced upon the creature and began a physical and psychic assault on the beast. Just when it seemed as though they had won, the daemon unleashed a power psychic blast at Krystyn. Much to the daemon’s surprise the Pysker did not explode messily as had similar men before him; instead Krystyn’s eyes glowed brightly as he turned the power back on the daemon! Aidan took the chance and swung his chainsword at the creatures head while bellowing praise to the Emperor. The daemon realizing its doom began to laugh as it focused its power into one final attack against the Inquisitor. Instead of blasting him with the intent to kill the daemon instead showed Aidan a glimpse into the warp.

What Aidan saw shook him to the very core. As the daemon began to dissolve under the attack from Krystyn and the Guardsmen, Aidan slumped to his knees and dropped his weapons. With the daemon destroyed his friend Sergeant Kiryk picked the Inquisitor up and dragged him away as the daemons stronghold began to collapse, the powers holding it together having been banished.

What the daemon had shown Aidan was the Emperor on the Golden Throne weak and useless. It showed him the warp and the Astronomican, and how it used all of the Emperor’s power just to hold that one beacon in place. It showed him how futile his faith in his ‘God’ was and that Aidan was truly alone in the universe and doomed to be a pawn of the dark gods. This alone would not have brought much grief to Aidan seeing as he was a pious servant of the Emperor and could not trust the word of a daemon. However the events at the cathedral still haunted him, how could one such as a Cardinal become pawn to a daemon, surely his faith should have kept him pure? His old master, the damned Inquisitor Oleksy, he too was a faithful servant for so long, how too did the Emperor let him fall? If the Emperor could not spare his power for the faithful, where did Aidan’s own power over daemons come from? Worse still the touch of the warp lingered in Aidan’s mind. He could feel the warp around him now and began to pick up on his follower’s feelings. He consulted with Krystyn, who also had begun to feel the warp stronger since their battle with the daemon, manifesting a startling new level of ability. Was this the work of the daemon’s power? These questions haunted Aidan in his dreams, dreams which became more tormented with each passing night.

In his quest for answers Aidan turned to his old master’s library, a source of knowledge that he had become too attached to, and had been unable to destroy despite Oleksy’s fall from grace. After months of study he discovered the key to his puzzle. Chaos only became powerful when it was worshipped by mortal followers; the gods were given strength in the warp through the souls of the living. So to it could be reasoned if the Chaos gods could gain power from their faithful so too could a creature in the warp gain power from the prayers of the Emperor’s faithful. Perhaps the was another god in the warp that had been fueled by humanities faith in the Emperor, maybe a new god, a mirror of the undying Emperor of the Golden Throne but given form in the warp by souls of the faithful! It would explain his new senses and the increased power of his faithful Pysker. They had been infused with the power of the ‘Emperor of the Warp’ as reward for their faith and duty in his name. This revelation took hold of Aidan and he began a quest to bring power to his ‘new’ Emperor, the warp twin of the one whom he had devoted his entire life thus far to.

With his new agenda Inquisitor Vernius continued his hunt of the cults of Chaos and the battle against the daemonic. Now he not only acted in shadows but also in the light of the Ecclesiarchy, encouraging the faithful to root out those unclean around them and to give praise for their salvation from the powers of the warp. Though he felt the renewed faith of the people whom he saved Inquisitor Vernius did not believe that it was generating enough power to feed the ‘Emperor of the Warp’. It was not enough for humanity to simply pray and believe, for though that gave the Emperor sustenance he could not grow with it. Aidan needed greater mobilization and so set his eyes on a new target: the Alien.

While the daemon provided cause for concern, the ordinary citizen did not understand enough about the subject to generate the fear and piety the Inquisitor Vernius sought after. Having witness the fever amongst the population that was generated by a crusade against a threatening Ork empire, Inquisitor Vernius saw a new way forward. He began going from world to world looking for evidence of alien influence. When he discovered a Genestealer cult on Hiacyntus IV he lead the population to believe it was an Ork infiltration and produced enough hysteria that a crusade against the nearby Ork empire of Mork Ead’s was called for by the Ecclesiarchy resulting in the mobilization of thousands of Guardsmen and a call for the faithful to purge the vile beasts from the Emperor’s domain.

Now Inquisitor Aidan Vernius and his faithful warband move from sector to sector looking for evidence of alien interference (real or fabricated) and use it to raise the population to arms and to renew their faith in the Emperor. By bringing war to the people Aidan believes that it will bring the faithful to victory and strengthen the Emperor, while those unworthy of the Emperor’s blessing suffer defeat, their prayers not strong enough to feed Him in the Warp.

Lovin it! I like how much thought you've put into it!

TrojanWolf
04-11-2010, 00:58
Lady Ahtalia Tyrantslayer, ruler of the Frozen Talon Kabal
Ahtalia began her life as a lone warrior plaguing one of the ports of Commorragh, keeping herself sustained by preying on anyone foolish enough to be caught out alone on docks. Over time she began to realise that if she allowed some victims to live, they would serve her willingly. Recruits only came in their ones and twos, but soon she had nearly fifteen warriors and three Mandrakes under her command.

Since theft had come so naturally to her, Ahtalia was intent on scrounging what she needed from the kabals that ruled the Dark City, carefully avoiding the greater kabals and only attacking the weaker ones. The Mandrakes would infiltrate their target, eliminating sentries and giving Ahtalia's warriors time to pilfer weapons, ammunition and other supplies.

It was on one of these missions that Ahtalia was caught out. Whilst in the middle of starting up a pair of Raider transports, the lord of the kabal she was stealing from and his Incubi bodyguard walked in. The shock was short lived, and fully half of Ahtalia's warriors were butchered before the rest were rendered unconscious.

When she awoke, Ahtalia was lying in the middle of the lord's throne room. He introduced himself as Kor'vin Iceblade, ruler of the Cold Fury kabal. He was impressed with her brazen attitude and that her surviving warriors had managed to take down as many Incubi as they had lost warriors. He offered her a place in his kabal, and she accepted for the protection and material benefits.

Ahtalia served Iceblade on several realspace raids, proving herself a highly skilled and reckless sybarite. It was on one such raid that she earned her moniker, leading her warriors on a suicidal charge against the Hive Tyrant of a splinter of Hive Fleet Leviathan. Even as she dealt the killing blow, the massive bulk of the creature fell on top of her and pinned her. Iceblade's warriors pulled her out from under the beast and returned the warriors that had followed her to the haemonculi for revival. He informed her that he was impressed by her bravery and skill, declaring that she would henceforth be known as Ahtalia Tyrantslayer.

Another realspace raid saw her rise to rulership of the kabal, after an attempted attack on a Black Legion warband saw the Dark Eldar retreat from the field with very little gain. Ahtalia, disgusted with the way Iceblade had lead the warriors and caused such loss for no gain, rammed her agoniser into his back and siezed control of the kabal, renamed the Kabal of the Frozen Talon.

As Archon, Ahtalia built her new kabal up to a point where some of the greater kabals were taking notice of their growing strength. Ahtalia received an invitation from the Kabal of the Moonless Night to raid a Necron tomb world, accepting for a nominal percentage of the spoils. It was on this raid that Ahtalia came face to face with the Necron Lord known as The Slayer, losing her right hand to the undying Lord. She thrust her short sword through its eye socket, removing its hand to replace hers while her Incubi bodyguard slaughtered the other Necrons. Upon returning to Commorragh she had it modified into an agoniser, turning the phasing hand into a truly terrifying weapon capable of slaying any foe.

Ahtalia's throne room is bedecked with the heads of various monstrous beasts she has slain along with a massive sculpture of her moment of triumph against the Hive Tyrant she killed so long ago. Even some of the glass scupltures hanging from the walls wail horrible threats to her, the trapped essences of daemons that fell under her claw. The star of the Frozen Talon continues to rise, though Lady Ahtalia Tyrantslayer has not forgotten the lessons she learnt on the docks, making certain to appear harmless to the greater kabals until such time as the Frozen Talon is amongst their number.

(Some of this may be subject to change once I can get a proper look at the new DE background)

DaSpaceAsians
04-11-2010, 01:34
Lord General Kinh-Luan Huynh of Vietnam

Lord General Kinh-Luan Huynh was born in Saigon, planetary capital of the planet Vietnam (screw original names) to a noble family. The time of his birth was a time of great turmoil where a civil war loomed on the planet. There were small groups of Chaos cultists and Gue'vesa infiltrators who were threatening to overthrow the planetary gouvernor, Diem. Worst yet, many of his own officers threatened to overthrow him for grievous incompetence, intolerance to variation of the Imperial Cult who were mostly accepted and overly strict ruling which helped spread seeds of rebellion in the populace. Despite his best efforts at modernising Vietnam which was a mostly agricultural/jungle world, the Vietnamese Guard Regiments were ill-equipped for battle. His incompetence nearly killed him when 2 of the few Vietnamese Imperial Navy forces bombed Freedom Palace. He would meet his fate when his commanders mutinied, arrested and executed him. Shortly after his death, the planet was thrown into turmoil. In quick succession, the very same generals feuded and many of them would rule for a fortnight and be overthrown. During this time, however, the Chaos rebels gained strength and received allies in the form of Alpha Legionnaires who had landed disguised as Ultramarines and had managed sway a Warboss to their cause. While the many generals feuded, the rebels grew in strength and waited for the right moment to strike. They struck on the Têt, the traditional Vietnamese New Year and celebration to the Emperor. It was there that Brigadier-General Huynh then a little known commander would earn his reputation. His brigade which was mostly stationed in Fortress-City Hue, was massacred by overwhelming Chaos forces leaving him only the understrength 450th Vietnamese Infantry and 512th Cadian (assigned to help train the 450th) regiments available along with limited air support, supplies, and few tanks. He immediately organised his limited ressources near the Red River along two bridges. He was ordered not to destroy the bridges since they were vital to reclaim Hue. A week after the fall of Hue, his aerial reconnaissance reported the enemy massing 50 km from the bridges. He immediately ordered his few Thunderbolts to attack the enemy forces with the goal of disorganising the enemy. He then ordered his few long range guns to bombard the enemy to the last round. It would pay off since when the enemy attack came, the enemy forces were so disoriented that they were driven off the field with few casualties. He later tried to give chase but ran out of fuel and was forced to stop his advance. Meanwhile, in Saigon, a stable gouvernement was finally established when General Thieu (rip-off I know) and Fleet Commander Ky took over. They would institude a new system where the Gouvernor would be elected every 4 years. Afterwards, Brigadier Huynh received fresh troops and supplies and pushed back to Hue. After 1 month of brutal fighting, the men of Vietnam and their Cadian allies retook Hue. They discovered mass graves and other unspeakable horrors. Huynh was then hailed as a hero by his people and promoted to the rank of Lord General for his actions that saved Vietnam and her people. Upon his rise to Lord General, he received of the Huynh's most sacred heirlooms from his father: a Master Crafted Blessed Dueling Pistol wielded by one of his ancestors that helped freed Vietnam from the rule of Chaos many millenia ago and was only given to the eldest son when he proved his worth in battle or when the bearer would die of old age. It however had one conditon with it: the bearer would have to forgoe(sp) all other weapons if he was to use it in battle. It is said that if another weapon was carried, the wielder would be cursed in battle. His sons proudly serve in the same regiment as Platoon Commanders.

SaschaKreiger
04-11-2010, 04:31
I created Sascha Kreiger, who I'm in the process of writing in game rules for. I'm thinking about having a regular, but powerful, datasheet for normal 40k games, similar in scale to the C'tan. I would also have a more powerful version for Apocalypse. I bought a model a long time ago to convert into it.

Sascha Kreiger, born on Terra long before even the Horus Heresy. Over the millenia, he and thousands, eventually billions of followers settle a number of planets and create a self contained sub-empire on the fringe of the Imperium, not far from the Tau Empire. Unfortunately, I haven't written very much about the characters I've created yet.

Silent_Moebius
04-11-2010, 07:18
I think they call me "Hive Fleet Sla'irl". I heard the name often in the past. "Hive Fleet". They call so my brothers and sisters. I think, this will describe it at best. I also already heard that name, "Sla'irl", in the past. They called themselves "Eldar" and "T'au". It was a great amount of biomass. They both could escape, but they gave us their name - Sla and 'irl.

I'm heading towards that signal-light. I can't describe it. It hurts and I will destroy it.

I'm Hive Fleet Sla'irl.

EldritchRaider
04-11-2010, 07:42
I think they call me "Hive Fleet Sla'irl". I heard the name often in the past. "Hive Fleet". They call so my brothers and sisters. I think, this will describe it at best. I also already heard that name, "Sla'irl", in the past. They called themselves "Eldar" and "T'au". It was a great amount of biomass. They both could escape, but they gave us their name - Sla and 'irl.

I'm heading towards that signal-light. I can't describe it. It hurts and I will destroy it.

I'm Hive Fleet Sla'irl.

:| made me shiver a little.... REALLY GOOD!

Cry of the Wind
04-11-2010, 12:39
I think they call me "Hive Fleet Sla'irl". I heard the name often in the past. "Hive Fleet". They call so my brothers and sisters. I think, this will describe it at best. I also already heard that name, "Sla'irl", in the past. They called themselves "Eldar" and "T'au". It was a great amount of biomass. They both could escape, but they gave us their name - Sla and 'irl.

I'm heading towards that signal-light. I can't describe it. It hurts and I will destroy it.

I'm Hive Fleet Sla'irl.

Nice and to the point. You don't need a a page or two when you can put it into a single paragraph.

Oh and thanks EldritchRaider, nice to know at least one person read mine :p

Silent_Moebius
04-11-2010, 15:01
Nice and to the point. You don't need a a page or two when you can put it into a single paragraph.

Oh and thanks EldritchRaider, nice to know at least one person read mine :p

Thanks. I first thought to write down the hole story of the battel between my hive fleet and the eldar and tau. But then I thought, it might be a little long. So, the short story ;)

I also read the other stories, increase your count by 1 :D .I have to say, they are all very good and detailed. Nice work by everyone!

ColShaw
04-11-2010, 15:38
The Darien 54th Volunteers are a regiment of the Imperial Guard raised from a small, out-of-the-way agri-world which was overrun by Orks in M39. The populace was enslaved by the Waaagh and labored in great suffering and sorrow for many years. However, belief in the Emperor burned brightly, and a handful of brave men organized a resistance against the Orks. This culminated in a brilliant surprise raid on the only spaceport on the planet. The rebels seized a mostly-completed Kill Kroozer and lifted off. Though not well-trained in ship operations, they managed to turn the "gunz" of the Kroozer against their own planet, obliterating the spaceport. They then sent out distress signals to all Imperial forces and waited for help.

It was several months in coming, but a strike force of the Imperial Navy arrived on-site, with three regiments of Imperial Guard aboard. The Orks, trapped planetside, were decimated by orbital bombardments. The Guard then landed their troops and began a systematic sweep of the planet. Their numbers were insufficient to fully occupy the world, however, so the Guard began recruiting from the liberated slaves. They gained many eager recruits, who proved very dedicated and capable fighters.

The broad plains and farm-fields of Darien would have been ideal for mechanized operations, but the limited armories of the liberation fleet, and Darien's own lack of mineral resources, meant that the fighting was done mostly by infantry. Over the course of five years of bitter combat, the Darien citizenry cleansed their world, most Imperial Guard units having been withdrawn to other theaters following the second year of the campaign.

Since that time, Darien has returned to its agricultural duties, growing and exporting vast quantities of food to feed the Emperor's armies. It has also added a new export: its people. When Darien raises its regiments for the Imperial Guard, they are unusual in that her generals accept no conscripts, nor any compulsory service. Every man who marches to war in the Darien regiments is a volunteer, oath-sworn to fight the enemies of mankind.

The Darien Regiments lack significant mechanization, given their Agri-world roots, relying instead upon large units of infantry. They have detachments of horsemen as well, the animals drafted from good farm stock, and thus resemble an army out of Terra's far-distant past, save for their guns. Their uniforms are ornate and carefully maintained, woven from cotton grown on Darien itself.

The Darien 54th is in many ways typical of Darien Imperial Guard regiments. It is commanded by Colonel Shaw, son of a wealthy Darien landowner. His is not a military background. He was raised as a politician and man of learning. However, at the age of nineteen (Darien years, equal to approximately 1.06 Galactic Standard years), he volunteered for the Emperor's service. Due to his political connections, he was made a Lieutenant immediately in the Darien 36th. This might have rankled with the men under his command, but he was a studious, thoughtful, and likable officer who sought to earn his position, and he soon won the respect and admiration of his soldiers. His promotion was steady and assured, as the regiment fought in several campaigns against the Orks that still plagued the sector. By the time the 36th was disbanded, having suffered 86% cumulative casualties, Shaw was a Major and the regiment's executive officer.

Unlike many Imperial Guard regiments, the Darien regiments are not sent with the Explorator fleets after ten years' service, nor are they simply fed back into the meat-grinder of battle. Rather, following ten years' service, the surviving Guardsmen return to Darien, where they serve as the senior officers, training instructors, and military advisors of the Planetary Defense Force. This ensures a very high quality of leadership in the regiments, and also means that the knowlege gained in fighting the Xenos is passed on. Shaw was thus promoted to full Colonel, and placed in command of the newly-raised 54th Volunteers.

The 54th has since served in many campaigns, having gained special renown in fighting and destroying a splinter of Hive Fleet Kraken. They specialize in massed, disciplined Lasgun fire, and their discipline in the face of heavy enemy attack has been commended by several Imperial Lords Commander. Shaw himself has been badly wounded on several occasions, most notably in 998.M41 when a Genestealer outflanking assault overran the left flank of the regiment, slaughtering several squads of Guardsmen and imperiling the entire Imperial advance. Shaw faced a Tyranid Broodlord in single combat and, though grievously wounded, dispatched the foul Xenos with repeated blows from his Powerfist.

Regimental Commissar Douglass is Shaw's most trusted officer. Douglass, though perfectly willing to make examples of cowards, knows a regiment with good morale, and seeks to maintain it. An off-worlder (as are most Commissars), he has grown to like and trust the men of the 54th. They, in turn, are somewhat in awe of him. The most legendary story of Douglass's exploits also stems from the regiment's battle against the Tyranids, when a rampaging Carnifex burst from a Mycetic Spore in the center of the 54th's lines. Even their remarkable discipline could not hold the men in the face of such a foe, and a squad of Guardsmen, seeing their comrades butchered by the living worms of the Carnifex's Devourers, broke and fled. Douglass was undaunted. Seizing command of a nearby Platoon Command Squad (under nominal commant of Lieutenant Gordon), Douglass led them straight at the towering beast. As their Meltaguns inflicted grievous wounds, the Carnifex continued toward them, still roaring. The other Guardsmen drew back in horror, but Douglass coolly took aim with his Bolt Pistol and put an explosive bolt straight through the Carnifex's eye, severing its brain's link to the Hive Mind. The great beast collapsed in ruin at his feet.

DeeKay
04-11-2010, 16:08
Brother-Champion Siegfried of the Violators chapter only knows of two things, shards of his past and the pain of the present.

Before Medusa V he led his warband across the galaxy, taking great pride in his prowess. His efforts attracted the attention of his god Slaanesh, who rewarded him with a daemon blade of incredible potency. When he called upon the sword's power, none could stand in his way. The Adeptus Astartes were frequently humiliated by his constant raids into their territories. These raids often served no purpose than to slake the thirst of the Blade, which often left Siegfried drained of vitality after a battle.

When Siegfried heard the call to Medusa V, he volunteered the strength of his warband to the Despoiler's cause. Time and again, he sought out and bested the finest heroes the Imperium could put before him. The Dark Angels, the Steel Confessors, none could stand before him. Until he met Valarian, the Chapter Master of the Scars of Sanguinius.

The battered and weary Scars were preparing to withdraw from Medusa V, their own private mission complete. Valarian had recovered the Bloodsabre, an ancient relic said to be from before the Age of Strife. This paladin of the Imperium must die, the Blade whispered into Siegfried's mind. And so, he went to face him.

The battle was swift. It seemed as though either the Emperor himself guided Valarian's hand, or Slaanesh had sought to humble his champion, who had been successful but rarely thankful to his god. At the first strike, the Bloodsabre shattered the Blade and with it, Siegfried's mind. With the Violator rendered comatose and time running out, Valarian reluctantly left the broken Chaos Lord for dead. Brother-Sergeants Saulus and Cyrus retrieved Siegfried and most of the shards of the Blade before making their own escape.

Now, Brother-Champion Siegfried wanders the length and breadth of the galaxy, a paranoid amnesiac who only wishes to make the Blade, and thus himself, whole once more.

(note: this fluff was written during the transition from the 3.5 to the 4th ed Chaos codex.)

With regards,
Dan.

Cry of the Wind
04-11-2010, 22:19
Darien Background

Nice story there, I assume some of that battles are related to in game events? I haven't had many opportunities for Aidan to fight his chosen foes (or at least come out on top in any memorable way).

EldritchRaider
06-11-2010, 10:34
Okay, here's a second one for Eldar. It's not that long and I'm not done with it, so it's not gonna be that good.

Seer Slau I'sen
Once a farseer of the mighty Craftworld Ulthwe, Slau I'sen became a Seer at a young age (relatively to other Eldar anyway) and soon realized that this was the path he belonged to.
He fought furiously in battles, summoning forth the power of the warp and stretching his power to the limit to scourge the filthy Chaos beings. He was soon known well for his bttlefield prowess, but he was also known for his accurate visions and rune reading.
Soon he was a great asset to the craftworld and was well known for his hate of the Ruinous Powers... a hate that sometimes clouded his judgement. He went on to become the Farseer of Ulthwe for a brief time, but soon his Seers became worried that he was making all the wrong decisions- and there were some rumours that he would have done better as an Exarch of the Death Reapers rather than become a Farseer.
Soon he was removed from his position. He took this act as a personal affront and felt especially bitter to the Seers of his council that he had trusted who turned against him.
Some of his loyal companions on the council had protested and sided with Slau I'sen, they too felt that they had been betrayed by their own.
In the year to come, there would be a clash between the Ulthwe and the mon-keigh, but when the time came for Slau I'sen to fight with his craftworld- he and many of his supporters went elsewhere to crush an outbreak of Chaos in a system close by to the craftworld.
The current Farseer was furious that a great deal of Guardians, Seers and the Death Reapers had abandoned them in their time of need- and Slau I'sen was not interested in staying to be punished.
He left the craftworld with those loyal to him, and a large amount of Guardians and even some aspect warriors from the Death Reapers, Howling Banshees and Dire Avengers joined him. They met up with a large pirate fleet of rogue Eldar and they soon rallied behind him.
In the following years, more and more Eldar joined him on his conquest against Chaos- and some were even trained by Aspect Warriors in their art and given the wargear of the warriors.
To this day, Slau I'sen travels through space, following visions shared by him and his Seers, the crush the Chaos influenced Mon-keigh and daemons, and to protect Maiden and Exodite Worlds from powerful raiders.