No Longer Accepting Characters!
Last updated 14:08pm, 12 June 2012.
Reason: character acception.
"Victorus Aut Mortis"
~Warcry of the Raven Guard
Hello and welcome to my latest Roleplay. As it turned out, I didn't need much convincing with the Interest Check thread which I posted yesterday, but I've decided to go with the second option. For those who didn't see the Interest Check Thread, here's a quick summary as to what you'll be doing if you participate in this Roleplay:
The Barbastan Crusade
During the 41st Mellenium, the Barbastan Worlds have come under attack by a large alliance of Chaos Forces lead by the infamous Tyrant of Badab himself, the ruthless former Astral Claw Huron Blackheart and his armada of renegade Chaos forces. These forces are intent on laying waste to the Barbastan Worlds, and in response, a group of Space Marine Chapters, and several Imperial Guard Regiments, have dispatched forces to stop Huron Blackheart and his renegades from claiming a large, strategically important area of space.
The Barbastan Worlds are a large area of Space near the Raven Guard's Chapter planet, Deliverance, and if the Barbastan Worlds fall into the hands of the forces of Chaos, they would allow Huron Blackheart and his Red Corsairs a clear shot at the Chapter planet of one of the first original Space Marine Legions, something that the Raven Guard Chapter Master has decreed that this cannot be allowed to stand. Although the Raven Guard are a stubbornly independent Chapter, the Raven Guard 2nd Company, lead by the fearsome Aajz Solari. The Raven Guard were not the only Imperial force that answered the call of the Chapter Master though, and as well as several Imperial Guard Regiments, lead by Warmaster Victon Kai, have come to aid the Raven Guard after the scale of the threat was quickly realised. The Warmaster and his Imperial forces were not the only ones that offered aid for the Raven Guard, who soon found themselves not only allying with Sisters of Battle and warriors from the Adeptus Mechanicus, but also Space Marines from the Salamanders, the Ultramarines, Space Wolves, Silver Skulls and White Scars Chapters.
However, the Imperial forces still found themselves outnumbered by the massive Chaos threat that had come their way, spearheaded by Huron Blackheart's Red Corsairs. This was widely acknowledged as one of the biggest Imperial Campaigns of the latter half of the 41st Mellenium, as it was still ongoing as the Mellenium drew to its end.
We pick up the story in the fifty-fourth year of the Crusade, near the planet of Thorodon Major, where a search and destroy mission has gone horribly wrong, crippling a large potion of the Raven Guard forces and leaving the depleted 1st Assault Squad of the 2nd Company, lead by Sergeant Jerad Korvis, stranded behind enemy lines with no way of getting back to the main Imperial Lines. All contact to the main forces of the Imperium's Crusade severed, the Raven Guard have found themselves near the Chaos Bastion Fort Indomitable, and in order for the Imperial Guard approaching Fort Indomitable to survive, they must cripple the enemy defences without the Red Corsairs detecting them.
In this Roleplay, you will play as part of the six-strong Assault Squad Korvis. There are a few rules you must follow before you take up command of an Adeptus Astartes however, which can be found below:
No God modding. This means, you don't suddenly go off on your own and come back the next day having destroyed Fort Indomitable and have news of the location of the Primarch Corax. This also means that you don't kill off fellow members of the Squad, after all - they are your teammates, and you have fought with them for years.
Respect your fellow Roleplayers. You know that phrase? Treat others how you wish to be treated yourself? Well, that applies to this roleplay here.
I want a reasonably sized entry for your update. I don't want one roleplay update to be the length of the latest A Song of Ice and Fire
novel, but nor do I want it to be a one-liner update.
Follow the Character sheet (below) exactly. We don't want a Raven Guard with a Thunderwolf riding about the place.
Be committed! I will do my best to update this roleplay weekly and you must do your best to post! If there are Real life issues (such as holiday/vacations, exam preparation or deaths in the family) that cause you to miss an update, then remember to let me know in advance, via a PM or on this thread.
Stay in character in Roleplay threads. We don't want a Raven Guard deciding to become the next Darth Vader or something like that, and developing force-like powers, as much as I think a Space Marine with the Force would be awesome, it's not for this Roleplay.
Have fun! This is the most important Rule, I know it's cheesy, but it's true. If you don't feel like you're enjoying the Roleplay and it becomes too much of a chore for you, let me know how you think it could be improved and I'll take your thoughts into account.
Now that that's out of the way, here's the Character Sheet. I'm accepting six players maximum, and be sure to read other players Character Sheets before you update. We don't want 6 Space Marines with exactly the same weapons, exactly the same backgrounds and exactly the same names running about the place.
So, what's your name? Remember, we want a Raven Guard-esque name like Aajz Solari, not a one like Hef Bloodteeth running around the place, I'm afraid. Also, the name must not be one of an already established character in the 40k/Fantasy novels/rulebooks. We don't want several Lokens running about the place.
So, how old are you? Remember, this is a Raven Guard Assault Marine that we're talking about here, so we don't want a 5 year old Astartes, nor a 100000 year old one. Characters should be aged between 60 and 150, the younger the better.
What do you look like? Describe your hair colour, eye colour etc. You may also describe your armour in this paragraph.
Is your character arrogant? Is your character loyal? How about sarcastic? How about calm in the deadliest of situations? Is your character a Ragnar Blackmane, or a Cato Sicarus of the Raven Guard?
How did your character become an Assault Marine? Remember, you're assigned to an Assault Squad after exemplary service in a Devastator Squad, so what deeds did you do in that Devastator Squad to make it into the Assault Squad?
To start off with in this roleplay, you will have the following Equiqment and Weapons Choices:
A Bolt Pistol, Chainsword, Jump Packs, frag and krak grenades.
Helmets are optional but recommended, and you must also state what type of armour your character has. You're limited to anything between and including the Armour Marks IV-VI.
I. Corvane Shaan, played by Romero's Own.
II. Aethon Tev, played by Malochai.
III. Lex Korvus, played by Lord of the Night.
IV. Sciathan Cleite, played by darkreever.
V. Damir Roath, played by Euphrati. *
VI. Alesso Reshi, played by HOGGLORD.
*This user has asked me if he can lower his character's age to 45. I have allowed this, but this will only be allowed once as the sole exception. Expect other characters to have more experience than Damir Roath in this Roleplay.
In this Roleplay, Sergeant Korvis will be played by me.