"You are soldiers of the Tempestus Scions. You are the best unaugmented mankind has to offer in the field of warfare. Your aim is sharp, your will unshakable and your cause is the betterment of the Imperium of Man. No foe can stand before you without feeling the wrath you bring. You are the Tempestus. You are the Storm."
Welcome to The Storm, a story where you will play the role of a scion under squad Zephyr. Your immediate superior is Sergeant Kharis, a veteran of some forty years of service to the Emperor's Holy Inquisition.
All of you are top graduates of the Schola Progenium, specializing in the rigorous physical and mental disciplines required of the Tempestus. You are skilled in the art of combat, disciplined beyond the scope of the Astra Militarum, and versed in the various tactics and stratagems of various alien foes.
You have all spent at least a decade in the service of the Ordo Xenos, some of you will have extensive experience facing eldar pirates, others will have refined expertise in combating kroot, but regardless all of you by now will have developed a keen battlefield sense allowing you to adapt your tactics to any foe.
As with any tale that draws an inquisitor's attention, this one begins with a series of events in defiance of the Imperium's creed. Investigation into a genestealer cult on the world of Amerus Secunda in Segmentum Tempestus was halted due to extreme resistance. While awaiting reinforcements from Space Marines of the Dark Angels chapter the world was beset upon by tyranids of a small splinter fleet. In resignation, Inquisitor Jamera Callisto was forced to allow evacuation to take place, even if it meant the genestealer cult would also escape.
Some thirty eight years later, having placed operatives on every recorded world the refugees escaped to, a promising lead on the cult's whereabouts have finally emerged. In the interest of stamping out the cult and extinguishing the beacon that the splinter fleet follows, the Ordo Xenos has opted for the more direct approach. To this end Callisto has placed her newest and most promising apprentice in charge of the operation, leading several platoons of scions in a swift and decisive strike. The target planet, Aurox Prime, is a mining world sporting several hive cities and numerous mining and refining facilities.
Your presence is supported by a small flotilla of warships in orbit. Additionally your ground force includes a number of valkyrie transports, vulture gunships and taurox squadrons. It is the thinking of Callisto and her apprentice, the young woman named Jocelyn Thran, that since genestealers were witnessed fighting alongside the tyranids on Amerus their numbers would be reduced here. Before the cult can grow again, they must be eliminated...
1: There will be no godmodding. Always worth repeating.
2: Characters can die. Never assume you have plot armour. If your character dies, you may create a second. Your are one stormtrooper among several full platoons and it will be a simple matter for a player to assume the role of another.
3: Post quality. At least eight sentences per action post. At least one post per update.
4: As GM my decision is final. Please keep out of character chat to this thread.
5: If you must leave the rp or cannot post for a while, please inform me so I can keep your character on standby if necessary.
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Age: At least twenty eight. Probably no older than forty.
Gender: Male or Female.
Description: Things like height, complexion, facial features, eye and hair colour, body build, tattoos etc. Also you may customize your armour with markings and trophies so long as they are not too garish or impractical.
Personality: Beyond your finely honed soldier mindset, how do you interact with others? Did you manage to keep a sense of humour? Has your personality been affected by any particularly trying encounters in the line of duty?
It will not be necessary to include a backstory since you all will have similar origins and service records. However feel free to include any remarkable specific instances or achievements that your character has survived if you wish. Clarify with me if you are unsure.
Your wargear is as follows: Hellgun (my preference to the silly name of hot shot lasgun), Hellpistol, Combat knife, Frag grenades (3), Krak grenades (2), Carapace Armour complete with enclosed helmet. Special weaponry may be issued over the course of the rp as it becomes necessary.
Nonsense is our Salvation