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  #1 Old 08-31-11, 01:19 AM The Saving of Etraxi IV
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The Saving of Etraxi IV

Etraxi IV. A Forge World of the Imperium of Man located inwards towards the galactic core, it and the rest of its sibling planets nothing but either molten rock or barren wastelands, uninhabitable due to toxic gases and harsh living conditions. When the system was first discovered the scout fleets had marked it hazardous and if it had not been for the small Mechanicus presence within their fleet, would have been passed over completely, but the planets were laden to the core with rich resources and metals that were vital to the Great Crusade so the coordinates of the system were sent to Mars.

In the years to come the fourth planet in the system Etraxi, named after the Imperial Admiral who had found it, was turned into a Forge World. It was from here that untold numbers of bolters and ammunition were shipped throughout the growing Imperium to the different Legions fighting at its edges, the most notable being the IV Legion Astartes, because of this Etraxi IV always held an Astartes presence in case it ever came under attack.

Because of its importance to them the Iron Warriors often rotated multiple companies, or a grand company, through to give them some time to rest and resupply before heading back out into the Crusade. The system had never shown any signs of being attacked though, while it was rather close to ork space no greenskin had come close enough to even sniff out the system...until now. A massive Space Hulk tore out of the warp just outside the system and had stayed silent for hours until a scouting force from the Iron Warriors and Mechanicus had been sent to breach its hull.

Once the hull was breached the scout team had not gone a hundred yards before being brutally ambushed and slaughtered to the man by an unknown enemy. A system wide signal immediately went out to all of the Iron Warrior and Mechanicus garrisons spread throughout the system's nine planets while another signal for aid was secretly sent out from the office of the Archmagos Quixon and into Imperial space for anyone close enough to hear.

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"Remind me why we sent that message again?" asked General Moquena. He was a large man, tall and thick with muscle like most of his men, yet his features were distinctly royal and clean cut, his black hair buzzed close to his head. Eyes that were like small storms peered out from his face, a cold logical mind staring out from behind them, his white and black uniform studded with bright medals. He hated the Archmagos, anyone willing to throw away their humanity so easily disgusted him, even if it was for more power and supposed control. He commanded the Imperial Army garrison that was stationed in the system, a forty thousand strong force filled with the best soldiers Terra herself could offer, the Terran 52nd and 37th. Moquena had led them for the ten years since his promotion and had earned them the nickname the Wardens, they were tenacious siege soldiers and were going to be attached to the Iron Warriors Grand Company that was stationed here once they left the system.

"The Warsmith and his men will not be able to hold back the Ork force. The ship that they are on is extremely large, and if our scouting team was eliminated soon after entering then there will be many Orks." The smooth silver face of the Archmagos stared out at him, a mask that was left completely unblemished, no face was carved into it, simply a clean blank silver surface that shone in the light. The rest of the Magos' body sat on top of a small hovering dais and was covered in red robes, "We knew that the Orks would eventually find this system General, it was only a matter of time, and make no mistake....there will be more."

Moquena's grey eyes narrowed, "So what do you want me to do?" he asked. He shifted his weight, this secret meeting was bugging him more and more, "Simple. Do not tell the Warsmith of our message." Moquena shook his head, "They will find out about it once reinforcements arrive, you know that right?". This time it was the Archmagos who shook his head, "By the time they send call for aid it will be too late for us to save this facility. I am sending one now so that the aid will arrive on time."

"Fine." spat Moquena, "I won't say anything....he'd kill me anyways for doing it behind his back." he turned on his heel and began to make his way out of the room, that bastard had put him in hard position he had had no clue that Warsmith Dredos had not known of the message, and now if he said anything he knew his head would roll. He tried to clear his mind, he had to get the men ready.

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Captain Adriel Verros of the Blood Angels Fifth Assault Company stared at the screen in front of him as he played the message over and over again. He had three hundred marines at his disposal, a force more than capable enough of defeating most adversaries, yet he had received a call for aid from a whole Grand Company of his brothers in the IV Legion. He knew the amount of marines and sheer manpower that accompanied each of Perturabo's Grand Companies, so for one to call for aid must mean that their situation was truly dire, he would aid them as soon as he could.

"So we are going?" asked Turiel, his second in command. After a few minutes of silence Verros nodded, "Yes. Inform our squad leaders to meet me in the strategum immediately. It would seem our brothers in the Eighth Grand are in need of our aid." Turiel nodded and turned, barking orders into his vox as he left the Command Deck.

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Ok now that that small introduction is over its time for me to explain the details. This Rp will rotate around a few squads of Blood Angels who are a part of a larger company that are going to be aiding the Iron Warriors Eighth Grand in defending the Etraxi system from the greenskin menace. As you could probably tell this is set during the Great Crusade, about two years before the campaign on Overdogg Mashogg's ork empire by the Iron Warriors, White Scars and Space Wolves. This means that the Hrud campaign and anything remotely close to the heresy has not happened yet, in short meaning that all of the Legions are still considered loyal by everyone within the Imperium.

The standard Rp forum rules apply, i dont want any posts under FIVE SENTENCES. I tend to give my Rper's a lot of information to deal with in updates so i expect at the least five sentences from a response to an update. Most enemies i put in your way you will be able to kill in one update, if it is a tougher enemy i will inform you and let you know that they cannot be killed in one post. Of course no god modding, i WILL NOT tolerate it and will give you two strikes before kicking you out of the RP, this may sound vicious or mean but i feel like two warnings is more than enough.

Now for the character sheet, there are four squads that you all will be applying for, each will be led by a sergeant NPC controlled by me. Positions and special weapons are a first come first serve basis but i will decide who ultimately gets what, if i want you to change something i will send you a pm letting you know. if you want to mention a connection to your sergeant or the Captain Verros and his second in command Turiel who are mentioned above in your character sheet feel free to do so, their personality sheets and small backgrounds are further down.

The four sergeants and their squads are as follows:

Veteran Assault Marines
Sergeant: Broman
Spot1: Gabriel (Lord Ramo)
Spot2: Laertes Ranulf (Midge913)
Spot3: Sol (Deathbringer)

Assault Marines
Sergeant: Telros
Spot1: Kalcius Seten (Lord of the Night)
Spot2:
Spot3:

Tactical Marines
Sergeant: Xerxes
Spot1:
Spot2:
Spot3:

Tactical Marines:
Sergeant: Hadusa
Spot1: Zahiel Narolah (Santaire)
Spot2:
Spot3:

Sergeant Summaries:

Name: Broman
Position: V.A. Sergeant
Personality: Very "knight in shining armor" attitude and air about him, extremely chivalrous in his manner and is very proper when he speaks. despite what others may think of him he is a calm head in battle and his courage knows no bounds. He is from Terra and is part of a dwindling number of still living Terran marines within the Blood Angels.

Name: Telros
Position: A. Sergeant
Personality: A hot head to the core, his lack of patience often getting he and his squad into more than one fight it did not need to be in, but somehow he always manages to see them out in one piece. Many of his brothers say that he should have been a World Eater due to his choler and high kill count in every engagement that he is in.

Name: Xerxes
Position: T. Sergeant
Personality: Xerxes is a true leader, his aura commands respect from anyone who meets him and there has been talk of a promotion in the near future once the orks are repelled. he lacks any form of arrogance, something that has probably contributed to his not being promoted sooner, yet like all Sons of Sanguinius he is filled with a fury when on the field of battle.

Name: Hadusa
Position: T. Sergeant
Personality: Hadusa is not one for small talk and is often seen as cold by his comrades because of that, yet his silence belies the skill with which he kills his enemies. While off the field of battle he can be found in the training cages it is during battle that his nack for violence shows itself, his own kill count beginning to rival that of Telros, adding to his quiet confidence in himself and his men.

Now i will explain and flesh these characters out more as the Rp moves on but as i said above these are just some small summaries to give you an idea who will be leading you.

your character sheets will follow this format:

Name:
Age:
Squad:
Personality:
Appearance:
Background:
Equipment:

Normal standard equipment applies to all the squads, this an assault company so no heavy weapons, the weapons list is as follows;

Tactical squads: Bolter, Bolt Pistol, Combat Knife and frag and krak grenades. you may take all of these or if you wish swap that out for a chainsword and bolt pistol.

Assault squad: (you are all going to be equipped with jump packs) chainsword or chainaxe with bolt pistol and frag grenades. if you wish you can swap that loadout and dual wield two chainswords, two chainaxes or one of each. keep in mind if you do this you have NO RANGED attack at all.

Veteran Assault squad: (same as above, you will all have jump packs) Power Weapon, keep this reasonable please, along with bolt pistol and frag grenades. seeing as how only these three people will get power weapons and therefore have an upper hand in battle compared to the others i am going to say NO DUEL WIELDING, with the exception of one person, if you are a veteran. i will allow one person to duel wield something like power fists or power claws but you will sacrifice your ranged attack capabilities.

That is it, like i said veterans are first come first serve as are all the other positions. keep in mind the sentence limit for your posts, and also on a side note i am looking for consistent posters, if i feel like ive given you enough time to post and everyone else has but you i will send a pm and if you have not posted three days later, or pmed me back, i will kill you

as always this is for fun and is meant to be fun. i look forward to GMing this Rp and promise to try and make it as entertaining as little old me can


P.S. just because there is a veteran squad does not mean that they will have it any easier during battle, in fact it will be quite the opposite, those of you who are part of that squad are more likely to die because of your importance on the battlefield. you will be fire magnets for the orks
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  #2 Old 08-31-11, 07:51 AM The Saving of Etraxi IV
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Name: Gabriel

Age: 170

Squad: Veteran Assault marine

Personality: Gabriel is able to keep a cool head outside of battle, becoming detached from what he is on the field. On the field of battle however he fights with a righteous fury, able to follow orders and commands but sometimes he puts his squad in a bit more of a precarious situation than they should be in. Gabriel is a little arrogant, he knows this and tries to limit this behavior as best he can, though he is not always successful.

Appearance: Gabriel is at an average height for a marine, dwarfing that of a human but nevertheless isn't considered to be as tall as his brethren. However he is fairly bulky, his form covered in tightly nitted muscles. Gabriel torso is covered in scars, mainly from his encounters with the foul greenskins. His face is angelic, no blemishes or scars are visible. His hair is short and blonde, and his eyes are light blue.

Background: Gabriel was born after the Emperor was re-united with his son Sanguinus, on the death world of Baal, which served as the Blood Angels home-world, where their fortress monastery was built.

He was born into a small human tribe, only just surviving in the harsh lands. Gabriel was a quick learner, at a young age being able to grasp things that were beyond other children, though he was by no means special like the primach. His family soon took him to a trial tournament for the Blood Angels, designed to find more suitable recruits that could be used to create more of the Astartes.

Gabriel managed to impress in the tournament, not standing out from some of the other candidates, but doing just enough to be accepted into the legion IX. The trials he faced as an aspirant were nothing to what he was about to undergo, being genetically altered with the DNA of his Primach, Sanguinus. As an aspirant he preferred the training cages where he could use blades to the ranges but became adept in both forms of combat.

When he became a full Astartes and member of the IX Legion, he was placed in the fifth assault company, being able to use his close combat abilities and honing them even further. Gabriel fought against the vile orks as the Emperor and his Legions pushed further and further away from Terra in a bid to unite the stars, having the honor of once fighting alongside the Emperor and his son Sanguinus against them.

On the battlefield of Erox he was elevated to the position of Veteran inside the Fifth Company, as he charged alone against an ork warlord and his bodyguard, slaughtering them all though he was nearly killed by the ork warlord, his armor being damaged heavily during the fighting, his jump pack the only thing saving him from certain death as he used it to hit the group and move back after he had damaged them. He was left tired and injured after this and would have been killed by orks that fought around him and the others, if a squad of Luna Wolves hadn't cut their way through to him, saving his life and helping him to form a bond with one of their number, a marine named Garros Varness, a heavy weapon specialist.

Since then he has thought in numerous other battles, coming to respect and trust his sergeant more and more as he leads them from the front, though he may have draw his ire sometimes as Gabriel's eagerness and hotheadedness in battle have overshadowed his more mellow attitude once he is safely off the field of battle.

Equipment: Jump Pack, Bolt Pistol, frag grenades, Power Claw.

Don't know if we need to include an appearance as well, if we do I will edit it in later.
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totally forgot to put that into the character sheet, my apologies, yes please put an appearance section. other than that he is good ramo!
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good to have you back our kid
you need to get back in touch

ill put something up later, have a few posts for other rps to finish off before i can viably justify posting a charactor but ill definitely take one of the spots

would miss another iron warrior (however indirect) epic
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I am definitely interested mate. Once I get in front of a real computer I will get a character sheet . I plan on doing an assault veteran, but I understand about the first come first serve. Count me in.
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Me too, I have most of a character written up and will finish and post him up tommorow
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Name: Laertes Ranulf

Age: 168

Squad: Veteran Assault Squad

Appearance: Laertes stands of average height and build for and Astartes, but seen unarmored he is very stocky. His body is a collection of hard corded muscle, breadth, and scars all earned during his service with the Fifth. His stormy grey eyes and blond hair, that he keeps long and ties into a top not during battle, are mirror images of the Primarch Sanguinius, and his facial features can only be called handsome.

Personality: Laertes is calm and collected not only in battle but also in his everyday comings and going. He fights with a keen mind and righteous anger that is common in his gene-seed. He never looks for glory, but his abilities and experience never fails to collect him commendations and accolades despite his humility. He sees his squadmates as extensions of himself and over the years he has come to depend on them both in battle and in brotherhood, as they have come to rely on his cool headed counsel and tactical advice.

Background: Laertes was born on Baal, as most of his brethern were, and spent his childhood years hunting and working alongside his family in the harsh conditions of the planet. Early in his life he showed a wisdom and combat ability that belied his young age and when the agents of the Blood Angels legions came once again to recruit he passed the trials of initiation with little trouble and was inducted into the legion along with several others, including Brother Gabriel, who would become his longtime friend and comrade.

After his trials, training, and genetic alteration Laertes was assigned to the third tactical squad of the Fifth assault company, where his cool headedness and keen tactical mind was put to good use for close to 45 years. After many campaigns and battles against the enemies of mankind. He found that he needed to grow his skills after so many years of wielding a bolter, and he was re-assigned to the 2nd assault squad, where he was re-united with Brother Gabriel and there he spent close to 60 years. Hacking and slashing his way through xenos and nightmares. Soon he became the most capable swordsman in the squad and held high standing in company. Twice he declined promotion to assault squad sergeant, perferring to remain with equals with his brothers.

Finally Captain Adriel Verros pattenly refused to allow him to remain in the rank and file, his experience and abilities needed in the leadership of the company. It was then that he was elevated to the Veteran Assault Squad. Since that time he has fought beside his Brothers in the thickest action that the Fifth Company Assault Squad was involved in. His confidence and demeanor has been a grounding point for the company, his counsel and advice taken seriously by not only by Sgt. Broman, but by any who would listen.

Equipment: Jump pack, Power Sword, Bolt Pistol, Frag Grenades.

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@midge, you're in, just take out the small bit about him killing heretics (remember this is great crusade era)

@santaire i got your pm and im going to say no for now, i might change my mind later but that is a maybe.

@DB, aye it has been awhile, life has seen fit to throw me many curve balls this past year and im just now coming out of it. im looking forward to reading your character sheet
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@midge, you're in, just take out the small bit about him killing heretics (remember this is great crusade era)
doh...... Roger roger. Taken care of. I am looking forward to this one, looks like fun.
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Then here he is. Hope you like him

Name: Zahiel Narolah

Age: 137

Squad: Tactical squad

Personality: Zahiel has an icy calm about him that warns any trouble makers of what would happen should they anger him. He keeps calm even in the most bloody engagements but this does not lower his kill tally, indeed it is this icy calm that makes him so deadly as he keeps his head and knows which enemies are the biggest threats and which can be left to mop up. He is often silent but will respond to any question asked of him or any order given. He is as rage driven as his brothers but he can control it more easily through strength of mind although when he experiences loss or extreme amounts of pain then he will snap. He has a fine mind for tactics and will sometimes suggest a battle plan or offer ideas for changes to one that is already made. There is talk of him being promoted to sergeant but most officers know that he must first learn to control his rage at all times rather than most of the time.

Appearance: Zahiel is tall even for a space marine. He is also thinner than his battle brothers although not by much. His hair is black and cropped close to his skull while one of his eyes is a sparkling pale blue and the other is a glowing red orb. His face is noble in countenance and is slightly reminiscent of Sanguinius. He carries his bolter strapped to his back pack, his combat knife strapped to his right hip and his pistol strapped to his left hip. His left shoulder pad shows the badge of the blood angels while the other shows the tactical squad marking. He wears MK 4 ‘Imperial Maximus’ power armour painted in the blood angels red. Its surface is undamaged save for a small scratch on the chest plate he gained from an ork cleaver scraping down it before he shot the ork in the chest with his bolt pistol.

Background: Zahiel was born on Baal, the recruiting world of the blood angels into a tribe that was beginning to tear itself to pieces. The chief of the tribe had been killed and his successors fought over who would be the next chief. Zahiel knew nothing of this as he was still a baby when it happened. When he finally became old enough to understand he discovered that the new chief was not even related to the old, having claimed his high position through murder. Zahiel grew to be taller and stronger than almost everyone in the tribe but before he could demonstrate his skill the Blood Angels arrived. Zahiel left his tribe without a second thought and began the long walk to the Place of Challenge.

He arrived early in the morning and was also the last aspirant to reach it. When they were ordered to begin Zahiel leapt into combat without a second thought. He moved like quicksilver and killed with deadly efficiency. When the fight was ended Zahiel had the highest kill tally of the group by a long way. The only praise he received was an approving nod from one of the Blood Angels. He was chosen to go with them to the fortress monestary. It was one of the proudest moments in Zahiel’s life, second only to the receiving of his power armour. He passed the subsequent tests with ease and joined the scout company.

He spent 17 years as a scout before earning his power armour. It was then that he felt the unbelievable rage that was in his soul. This happened during his first campaign as a tactical marine where his sergeant was cut down by an alien. Zahiel experienced a blast of anger then and charged, screaming at the vile thing. He buried his dagger up to the hilt in its neck and then did it again; stabbing the beast over and over until it finally collapsed from the grievous wound he had dealt it. After that campaign he was transferred to his new squad where he gained a reputation for being the best shot in the company, able to put a bolt round clean through the eye of an ork well beyond the optimal range of a standard bolter.

He fought on Murder during the cleansing of the Megarachnid. This was the first time he fought under Sanguinius and he was instantly overcome with awe and reverence for his primarch, more so than he had ever experienced before. He also grew to respect Horus and his legion. It was a few campaigns after Murder that he took his first serious wound. A bullet went through his eye lens and destroyed his eye although he still managed to shoot the man who had fired and take out his entire squad before losing consciousness.

Within a month he had a new bionic eye and he returned to the fight. After the end of that campaign he had only a week of rest before being thrust into another combat zone, fighting against orks again. It was in this campaign that his armour was scratched. He managed a one in a million shot, putting a bolt round through the mouth of the ork Warboss just as he was opening it. The bolt blew the ork’s head off and the orks lost heart at their leader’s death and the Blood Angels wiped them off the face of the planet.

Zahiel is ready to fight orks once more although he fears that he may lose control and in his rage kill another Blood Angel and be forever labelled kin slayer…

Equipment: Bolter, bolt pistol, combat knife and frag and krak grenades
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