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Sorry, I am just excited to finally be feeling well enough to get back into GMing. I am eager to begin recruitment again, however, I would like a clean slate and shall be altering the character restrictions.
Thank you for those that did originally apply for the RPG and I hope to have you back in this game.
It has been four years since I begun my Investigation of the Virgo Zeta sub-sector and the heretical arms trade of Xenos weaponry. My investigation started with finding the vendors and following the shady links to the suppliers of the weapons trade. At first I expected it to be a Rogue Trader, but as my investigation continued I began to realize it was apart of a criminal cartel associated with pirateering, slavery, dangerous Xenos artifacts, drugs and other assorted crimes that the cartel profited from. It was at this point I located my true target, a man known by my staff and myself simply as the Arms Dealer.
The cartel itself did not warrant immediate Inquisitor interference and I have resolved to turn over my findings to my brethren within Ordo Hereticus once I have achieved my own aims. The Arms Dealer, however, is a stealthy and enigmatic person with vast resources at his disposal and has numerous contacts to achieve his own personal goals. He does not only deal in Xenos weapons, but also has links to Xenos beasts for Coliseum matches and illegal Xenos artifacts. I have no actual evidence of the individual's appearance, personality, or how he actually arranges his deals. If it had not been for the perception abilities of my Interrogator and his reading of the Imperial Tarot, I would not have even known this Arms Dealer existed or arranged this meeting.
Through a cartel source on Jeda Prime, I was able to establish a connection and open trade dealing for Eldar weapons with the Arms Dealer. It had taken my extensive contacts sixteen months to get this far and see the results from cultivating my cover of an arms trader trying to join the cartel. This meeting was my true test to see if I could sell the Eldar weapons and pay the Cartel its due plus my entrance fee. I was to meet with a contact from the Arms Dealer, pay for the weapons to prove my personal wealth and from there, my investigation would progress using the source.
I have assembled a team for this meeting, a unit built from various contacts I have met during my travels and with these men and women I intend to capture the Arms Dealer. To further cultivate my image, I have allowed a variety of shady individuals from Imperial society to continue with the atmosphere I am an arms dealer. I pray to the Emperor I am able to catch this Arms Dealer and bring him to justice.
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Author: Inquisitor Imelia Judith Ulkaret
Plot: The RPG is a Radical Xenos RPG meaning my Inquisitor is a Xenos Inquisitor that uses subtle means of Investigation and understands not all Xenos are considered a threat all the time. She began an investigation into what she believed to be a weapons cartel in seeking an increase of Xenos weapons found on gangers across the sector and led to finding an individual actively dealing in Xenos weapons and artifacts. The individual has become her sole target because of his multiple heresies and she has resolved to bring him to justice and after that submitting her findings of the cartel to the Ordo Hereticus. She knows that once the information of the cartel is submitted, she will be tied up taking on the cartel with the Inquisitors from Ordo Hereticus and can not afford such a delay in stopping the Arms Dealer.
The Inquisitor along with her Interrogator and her staff she has arranged a meeting with the Arms Dealer under the guise of an arms trader. She has cultivated the image she wants to buy Eldar weapons to sell to a Noble house and continue to work with the cartel as a supplier for their dealings. She has promised the Noble House has further interests and is only willing to buy the weapons first as a show of faith before they begin other shady dealings. Her contacts within House Sharbarella have been of a real use and if it was not for her extensive team of contacts and agents, she would not be in this position to finally track down and either eliminate or arrest the Arms Dealer.
The Inquisitor has contacted several of her agents to bring the Arms Dealer down arranging from straight muscle, weapon experts, Tech Adepts, assassins and various other specialists. These men and women are to be her entourage and bodyguards in the fight that will inevitably happen and intends to keep them at ready now at this pivotal point of her investigation. One slight miscalculation could send their target deeper underground and she does not intend to take any risks. The team was carefully selected with each specialist selected to aide her in this task.
Characters Requirements and Limitations:
*No Space Marines, Sisters of Battle or Power Armor characters
*No Xenos characters of any nature
*0-1 Psykers (remember these psykers work for a Xenos Inquisitor)
*0-2 Tech Adepts (must be members of Biolgis or Explorator)
*Heavy Weapons: 0-1, weapons available: Heavy Stubber or Heavy Flamer
*Assault Weapons: 0-2 weapons available: 0-2 Flamer, 0-1 Grenade Launcher or 0-1 Plasmagun
*Power Weapons, Lightening Claws and Powerfists: please be mindful of your character and if they really would have one.
GM holds the right to ask for weapon load out edits and character approvals. All limited characters and weapons are first come first serve usually, however, if I do not approve of your character it will free up the limited spot. If you reserve a limited character, please at least give a summary of the character for me to decide right away if it will work with the RPG.
Your character works for a Radical Xenos Inquisitor; however, she is a strong believer of her role in Imperial society and being a vessel for the Emperor's Will. She is a puritan at heart, but has an understanding of necessary risks and accepting the consequences to achieve her goals. She does still feel the weight of each decision and the consequences, but she does not doubt her methods.
First GM Character:
Name: Imelia Judith Ulkaret
Age: 85 standard Terran years
Appearance: Inquisitor Ulkaret is usually dressed in casual attire associated with Rogue Traders and wears loose pants, a black form fitting short with a tanned open vest jacket and knee height black groxleather boots. Underneath she wears a tight fitted bodyglove and over her outfit she wears a dark purple hooded mantel woven with flak fibers. She has a regal appearance with a developed physique of a field operative, with short dark red hair just above her neck and her striking yellow eyes. She can be considered beautiful by some men while others would see her as a threat to their manhood in her dominating appearance and commanding eyes.
Personality: Inquisitor Ulkaret is a radical Inquisitor with an open mind and understands the grey area that is considered life. She sees the black and white of things, but opens her mind to the grays to find the real roots of a heresy. She is cold, calculating and does not fear away from making hard-line decisions. She is not prone to irrational decisions, hates random variables and is extremely discomforted by a situation that has grown out of her control. She commands her forces through her strong personality, fierce determination and her strong belief in her purpose as an instrument of the Emperor. She remains aloof from her contacts and rarely speaks of her past or who she is, choosing to keep her specialists at an arms length to prevent her growing a fondness for them. Ultimately the specialist will die or move on and she protects herself by not getting personal.
-Power Sword: a one handed power sword blessed by the High Priestess of Saint Agatha.
-Chainsword: a standard one handed chain sword
-Bolt Pistol: a Mars Pattern bolt pistol
-Flak Armor: Ulkaret prefers flak fatigues and armor over carapace for its light material and flexibility during close combat.
-Eldar Shuriken Pistol: a gift from an Eldar Warlock after a joint endeavor of a Genestealer Cult purge.
Background: An Imperial Navy orphan, she was inducted into the Schola with the intentions of her training to be a Sister of Battle or the Stormtrooper regiment at the early age of four standard terran years. For ten years she was an above average pupil until she began both her combat training and indoctrination of the Sisters of Battle. It was during the next four years, her strength of will and character was monitored by another Imperial organization, the Inquisition. The Inquisition regularly probed the Schola every five years for possible recruits and the young Imelia Judith Ulkaret was among the few to be chosen.
At the age of 19, Ulkaret was assigned to Inquisitor Yerfern of the Ordo Xenos and she began her training as an Interrogator. She was already considered a marksman, achieving the second highest rank in her class and was the top ranking unarmed and armed close combat duelist in her graduating year. She preferred an old art of using both a chainsword and powersword combination and during her time with Inquisitor Yerfern, she was taught even further of different styles of defense and offense with the weapons and advanced her skills with this dangerous art. She earned a few self inflicted scars from the chainsword with clumsy movements and failing to stop the teeth from hitting her own skin, but with the constant training from Yerfern and his staff, she was able to master the skills.
Her training also consisted of reading journals, books, and theses on different Xenos, sentient and non-sentient, Xenos weapons, artifacts and whatever information Inquisitor Yerfern gave for her to understand. Inquisitor Yerfern believed you had to understand and think like a Xenos to prevent their heresies from consuming the Imperium and rotting it from the inside out. It was during these years working with Inquisitor Yerfern, Ulkaret was trained to work as a subtle field operative and was shown evidence to why this method produced stable results in finding the true roots instead of cutting the heresy off at the stem.
Her career was nothing extremely special and even though together Inquisitor Yerfern and herself did take down Xenos heretics and launched investigations into Tyranid swarms and genestealers, they did not cultivate any real renown. It was not until at the age of 45, barely 26 years later when she was promoted as an Inquisitor did Inquisitor Ulkaret make a name for herself amongst the Virgo Prime Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Lords with the live capture of a Patriarch.
Through dealings with the mysterious Eldar, Inquisitor Ulkaret was able to track the roots of an extensive Genestealer cult and in the joint task force eliminate it entirely. In agreeing with their fragile alliance, the Eldar aided Ulkaret in capturing the Patriarch and in return Ulkaret was not sure how the Eldar directly benefitted. The Warlock she was associated with never informed her of the Eldar's own purpose in aiding her and was evasive when she questioned him, but they held up their end of the bargain. It was with this capture, Inquisitor Ulkaret was able to receive stronger tasks and possible investigations.
From that capture her list of specialists have grown over time and her list of deeds from discovering and preventing a Necron tomb world from being activated by a rogue Xenos Archeologist to other activities that have shaped the woman. After 66 years of service to the Ordo Xenos and the last four of her career being devoted to tracking down the Arms Dealer, she has been training her own Interrogator and sees a lot of promise in the young man's talents. Having been assigned to her six years ago to mark her sixtieth year of her career, she has no doubt if he survives the young man would make a talented Inquisitor.
Second GM Character:
Name: Micheal Lorenzo Rannek
Age: 27 standard Terran years
Appearance: Rannek has young boyish features with a constant five o'clock shadow on his face. He has close cropped blonde hair with dark blue eyes and a relatively handsome face. He has a low forehead showing the signs of wrinkles and already he has dark rings around his eyes from his psychic powers. He has pale features and wears reading glasses when studying textbooks. He wears standard black fatigues and combat boots. Rannek carries always carries his hellpistol and chainsword with him and is rarely seen without his flak jacket.
Personality: Rannek is a light hearted individual who attempts to create relationships with those he works with. He has a thirst for knowledge and can be thought of neurotic in the sense of how much he talks. People see it as him being nervous and over anxious when in truth he is just curious and naturally talks to prevent boredom. He is young in the sense of age and experience and is still naive to the actual field work. He comes across as clumsy and during combat he is still green and is actually considered an intellectual compared to a fighter, but he is not entirely incapable of combat, just lacks actual experience.
-Flak fatigues and jacket: His uniform was presented to him by Inquisitor Ulkaret and he has been ordered to wear the uniforms at all times unless otherwise specified.
-Hellgun: a modified lasgun with a stronger rate of fire and heavier impact
-Chainsword: a one handed chainsword.
-Precognition: Interrogator Rannek is able to skim the surface of the Warp and seek clues of the future through both meditation and the Imperial Tarot. His abilities are strong and can be accurate, but he is a long way from mastering the ability and making sense of the visions the Warp allows him to glimpse.
-Pyromancy: Interrogator Rannek is also able to summon forth flames of the warp in a limited fashion from fireballs to releasing actual streams of warp flames at an opponent. This is his most stable power and even though he is not as strong as other Pyros, he is still a competent user.
At the early age of twelve, young Micheal began to have visions of a black ship and a mysterious man showing up take him away because of what he was. He knew he was a psyker and knew he was meant to be taken away because of the threat to Imperial society he was taught about in the Imperial church. When the predicted date happened, he went calmly and explained extensively to his parents why it was necessary he was taken away from them. The Witch Hunter charged with rounding him up was shocked at how compliant the young man of fourteen was and the Black Ships took him away for processing.
It was aboard that ship it became apparent the extensive natural psychic talents and his intellectual capacity for learning. He was to be slated to serve as a sanctioned psyker when the Inquisition caught his profile and he was immediately taken into one of the special schools for training psychic Inquisitors. At this school, he was in the top of his class academically and in the school of Cognition, he was a star pupil with some of his visions leading to field operations. In the school, he was also trained in various combat arts, but was always intermediate or just above average in these arts and was considered to need personal tutoring.
By the time, Rannek was twenty, he was assigned to the Ordo Xenos and his first Inquisitor, Inquisitor Wileyou. For a year he served with the Inquisitor in a Tyranid war seeking out pure strains for further understanding and development of weapons as per Inquisitor Lord Kryptman's teachings. It was during the final capture of a Zoanthrope that Inquisitor Wileyou was struck down and later died on a medical bed. The mission was still declared a success and Interrogator Rannek was assigned to Inquisitor Imelia Ulkaret after three months of his previous master's death.
For the last six years, he has worked diligently for his new mistress and has continued to train extensively for combat and his psychic powers to prevent the death of his Inquisitor. He is showing great promise with his powers and his studies, continuing to show his place amongst her immediate entourage. He strives to one day be his own Inquisitor and take the fight to the enemies of the Imperium.
-Alright, this RPG is open to recruitment and I hope to receive thought out characters intended for this RPG. Let’s see if I can get this RPG to a natural conclusion.