Ogre in the Playground
Join Date: Oct 2011
Re: The War of the Shadow (Dark Heresy)
Okay, I'm thinking either a firebrand Arbitrator (I'm going to see DREDD this afternoon!), using the Confessor alternative first rank from Blood of Martyrs.
The concept will be one that has unyielding Faith in the Lex Imperialis and the structures of the Imperium.
And no, he'll never remove his helmet.
Work in Progress:
"Multiple counts of unsanctioned homicide. Sentence: Indefinite indentured servitude.
One count of attempted murder of an Adeptus Arbites Officer. Sentence: Summary execution.
Your plea of innocence has been noted as a count of wasting Adeptus Arbites time. The appropriate fine will be levied from your kin posthumously."
Homeworld: Maccabeus Quintus
Career: Arbitrator (First Rank: Confessor)
Base Stats (110 point buy + Divination (+2 Ag) + Background Package (+3 WP) + Homeworld (-3T)= 112 points to spread in total.):
|WS || BS || S || T || Ag || Int || Per || WP || Fel |
| 37 || 25 || 35 || 35 || 22 || 33 || 30 || 40 || 35|
|WS || BS || S || T || Ag || Int || Per || WP || Fel |
| 42 || 35 || 40 || 50 || 22 || 38 || 30 || 40 || 40|
Divination: "Trust in your fear." (+2 Agility, +1 Fate Point)
Background Package: Red Vaults of Luggnum (Reduce XP by 100)
Insanity Points: 1
Corruption Points: 0
Head: 6 (10 if shielded)
Torso: 7 (11)
Arms: 7 (Left Arm: 11)
Legs: 6 (10 if shielded)
Current Gear [7,810 to spend!]
Skull Charm [free]
Excruciator Kit [free]
Aquila Necklace [free]
Adeptus Arbites Carapace Armour [3,000]
Ballistic Cloth Surcoat 
Synford-Pattern Lockshield 
Vox Legi-Pattern Arbites Combat Shotgun with Red-Dot Sight and Fire Selector
One Magazine of 14 Inferno Shotgun Shells 
2 Magazines of 14 Standard Shells 
5 Cryptus Shotgun Shells, kept separate 
Sacristan Bolter with Red Dot Sight and Fire Selector 
2 Magazines of 8 Bolt Shells 
1 Magazine of 8 Inferno Bolt Shells 
Agni-Pattern Power Maul with Mono upgrade[1,540]
2 Photon Flash Grenades 
2 spare Re-breather canisters 
2 pairs of magnacles 
Magnetic Harness 
Arbitrator Uniform [200?]
Arbitrator I.D [200?]
Leftover cash, not bothered counting it: He has what is standard issue for an Arbitrator now, plus ammo.
Arbitrator Gethsemane is from the many-blessed world of Maccabeus Quintus. The people of Maccabeus Quintus are known for being blessed, many times over. The good Arbitrator knows that, and applies it to his daily service of the Lex Imperialis.
He cares little for the usual Ecclesiastical nonsense of the Adeptus Ministorum. He sees the Emperor's Divinity in the laws he has laid down, and how their unique knowledge of the human condition allows the Law to operate.
He could have become a priest as a boy, but chose to lay down the law instead. He thought preaching and singing had nothing on practical applications of faith, punishing the guilty and burning witches.
So, aye, he'd been immersed in the faith as a boy, and gone through much of the schooling, but he was willingly tithed to another Adeptus on his coming of age. There would be no pulpit preaching for Victor Gethsemane, he was going to be an Arbitrator. He'd bring faith and judgement to the unclean.
He stamped on heretics and yelled a lot. Life was good. Well, it could only get better. Of course, things didn't go as expected.
Gethsemane was assigned to a precinct on Scintilla. Pretty standard: It was a good place for rookies to get training. His rigid faith in the law was well respected; even if he was considered less personable than the others, he still had a fair amount of presence, and a hell of a loud voice.
He was part of a fifty-strong team, pulled from the reserves of the Golgenna Reach sub-sector and assigned an 'easy' mission to give those without experience, or recuperating from injuries, the opportunity to bash in a starving cult hiding in the mines. The young Arbitrator relished the opportunity.
It went wrong. It was a Throne-damned charnel house. A maze of horrific traps and deadfalls. The Arbitrators were massacred, few surviving. Gethsemane still says little of the misadventure, describing it simply as "An investigation of prohibited occult practices, followed by a routine Castigation Purge."
Of course, the fact that he was one of only a handful of survivors from the original fifty, and that the following purge was large in scale and involved the Inquisition says otherwise. The other survivors whisper about how Gethsemane rallied some of his comrades with faith in the Emperor and a resolute determination to get the job done and enforce the law. The rumoured summary execution of his superior officer for dereliction of duty and failing to act probably helped too.
Those that survived were largely scooped up by the Inquisition, destined for greater things (or purgation). Gethsemane moved into the role of Inquisitorial footsoldier easily. His unflinching resolve and conviction made him perfect for jobs that were too brutal for others.
For his actions in the following years, largely involving punishing the followers of Lady Orlea Grey, actually Myrchella Sinderfell, he has gained favour with his superiors, even being awarded a Sacristan Bolt Pistol, which are given only to trusted Acolytes of respected Inquisitors.
Still, the Crimson Countess remains at large. She is currently, under her Lady Orlea Grey alias, wanted for the following crimes: Proscribed occult activities, promotion of proscribed occult activities, obstruction of the Imperial Tithe, heresy, treason, the attempted murder of seven Arbitrators and the murder of forty-two Arbitrators. She, as Myrchella Sinderfell, is wanted for far worse, but that is largely classified.
Gethsemane hopes to get the opportunity for rev... no, justice, upon her, but knows that this is unlikely. Personal vendettas blind one to the fact that there are potentially billions of heretics out there needing sentenced. He has a duty to do, but, should the opportunity come up, her screams will be ten times those of the Judges she left smeared across the Red Vaults.
Last edited by bluntpencil : 10-01-2012 at 03:28 PM.