Name: Kane Levethix
Appearance: one would describe him as being slightly tall for his build, he stands no wider than the average trooper, and is no heavier, though he is a good deal taller. at least two heads taller by most standards. he stands at a good 6.9 and seems to tower over others wanting to or not.
kane's face is devoid of battle damage for the most part save for a single scar running from his hair line to his jaw that slices through his eye. a cybernetic replacement now sit's in it's placed where his biological one used to be. the three red dots of his eyes optical sensors sit in a close knit triangle pattern, though it does nothing to hide the gruesome nature of his scar. his eyes before the implant were oddly enough already red, a rare genetic trate from his mother's side. the last known family member to have red eyes was his great great grandfather who ironically, also served in the guard, and also was directed to serve in a pineal legion.
his hair is long, blond, and travels down to his hips. what would be an ungainly mess that has never been cut a day in his life save for the occasional battle damage from stray bullets, las rounds, or other bits of shrapnel flying at him, is neatly braided down in a extremely tight braid leaving his hair neatly cropped back and down into the braid. a series of bands bind his hair and keep it tight. each band has a different quote from the uplifting primer etched into it's gunmetal band. among a few commissar's favorites are "suffer not the heretic to live" and "kill it with fire"
Kane has a single tattoo on his arm. the text once translated from high Gothic reads "do you have any questions about promethium? or promethium accessories?"
Quirk: both a pyromaniac and a vicous vehicle nut. if it can be lit on fire, he will try to make it burn. Kane also has a bad habit of combing his hair, collecting the stray hair from the comb, condensing it for a few weeks into a single hand tied rope, and then lighting it on fire. he mostly does this out of boredom and when he's bored, he'll either find something to light on fire, or comb his hair, which normally leads to the former. Kane also obsesses over vehicles a bit, and if there's a chance to drive one, he'll take it, even if he's not officially qualified to drive it.
Background: Kane has always had anger management issues even since his days as a child. in school when he was bullied, he'd stalk the bully home, and then beat said bully with whatever weapon he could find until the bully was unconscious, often times, even after he was unconscious resulting in serous injury of said bully. he rarely ever had any repeat offenders. rather than join a gang which was half expected by the local law enforcement after several arrests, Kane actually signed on as a vender for a food stand when it came time for him to assist in the dealings of his home planet. after a few seasons of that, he signed on as one of the mechanics for the civilian motor vehicle plants. it wasn't until he was 25 that he joined the guard when they went to war and he was conscripted into it.
Kane needless to say did not get along with his instructors, they would try and beat him, and unlike other recruits, he faught back. it wasn't an odd sight to see in training to see kane going up against a few trainers as some tried to restrain him. normaly ended up in kane being sent to medical ward, along with three or four trainers who got on the wrong side of his fists. after training he was assigned as nothing more than a simple co pilot in a transport truck. this menail job lasted for a while. eventualy kane finaly got to make his move. they were driving supplies to a forward outpost in the center of ork teratory, the driver of the vehicle got lanced by a ork beamy def gun. seizing controll of the mangled drive wheel kane shoved his former driver out of the now gaping hole in the side of the vehicle and placed his foot square on the pedal slammed it to the floor. the orks mopped up his escort in barely a minute flat, the light vehicles and the buggies were no match for the ork armor and the storm boys. what should have ended a scrap heap being looted by orks, ended up being the scarriest moment of kane's life, facing down a commissar pointing a bolter pistol to his forhead didn't even compare to this moment in time. armed with only a caravan shotgun and a las pistol, kane was forced to not only drive the vehicle around trecherous terrain but also fend off an ork attack at the same time. by the time kane made it into the site range of the bases's watch towers, ork boyz were scrambling onto his truck like ants, kane was driving the vehicle with one hand, and firing off the now snub nosed caravan shotgun with the other, bracing the wheel with a knee every so often to slap in a few more slugs into the weapon before promptly fireing again. the bases's marksmen promptly aided kane in making it the rest of the way and opend fire on the truck by the order of a commissar. a mixture of balistic round and las fire rained down on the truck picking off the orks from the bases's marksmen allowing kane to promptly drive into the base, loose controll, and roll the truck scattering the supplies he was dilivering over a good area of the base's entrance. for his valiant effort, he was awarded the brass skull for his efforts, a rare honor for a white cap.
with his honors freshly pinned to his chest, his days as a white cap were over, and ironicaly enough his next job came from the base he had just dilivered supplies to, they needed a new gunner for one of thier hellhounds after a stick bomb made it's way into a open hatch during the last battle. and to be honest as the gunner for a hellhound, a job he actually fit the bill for rather easily, he did quite well. After serving as a gunner for several years, he was finally able to drive the vehicle, a event the regiment's commissar was not looking forward to, as it was "his" tank the commissar would be driving. in an attempt to weasle his way out of allowing the guardsmen to drive the vehicle, the commissar issued a challange to kane, a note that if he could complete this challange by any means nessassary, then he was worthy to drive the tank of a commissar. the challange was simple in it's words, get the hellhound on the top roof a building just outside the garrason walls. this was an event that the commissar was sure kane could not acomplish, no man could drive a tank up a building no matter what! so sure of this notion, the commissar actualy sat in the tank's turret area with the hatch open during his challange. kane heard one thing and one thing only out of this challange. "Get the vehicle here by any means nessassary". these words were heard by the base's commander as he passed by and were not deniable. long story short, kane did indeed get the vehicle ontop of the building. he nocked over three water towers, caused irrepareable damage to the roof of the vehicle bay, created a new dinner balcony of the headquarters building, and shredded the edge of the base's walls where only infantry were supposed to patroll. so in the end yes kane got the vehicle ontop of the building just outside the bases's walls, no, the commissar was not happy about this. the hellhound was promptly air lifted off of the building as the commissar was not about to tell kane to now get the vehicle down.
kane drove his hellhound for many years, waging war on just about everything the imperium didn't like, it would be easier to say he didn't wage war against cute kittens and puppies than list the many things he was told to crush under his treads. kane received multiple honors for his performance as a driver and crew member of the hellhound, his service record was exemplary in that... however things always seem to go wrong in the imperium.
after being deployed on a hive world, kane and his commissar found themselves in the thick of it after being dispached to releave a captain and his squat of storm troopers. the storm troopers were pinned down deep in the city's sewer system and were barely holding on. kane was instructed to make his way by command to their location and provide aid, at this point it was not known that the storm troopers were inside the sewer system, it was only known that they were in the high quarter. kane promptly drove his tank through the front doors of a hive world shopping center, down more flights of stairs than his commissar wanted to think about or remember, and through a decapitated barrier for the old transit system that was no longer in use. after driving through the transit's tunnels for a while, kane and his tank forcefully entered the sewer system after frantic instructions by a confused navigator in the storm trooper squad. the storm troopers were releaved and frightened at the same time to see the hellhound driving up behind them in the sewer tunnels, releaved because that was armored support carrying a massive flame thrower, terrified because that was a tank in a tunnel with no logical way to get there. kane received a copper skull honor for this rescue as the storm troopers were escorting several nobles to safety.
One relic from a past life: Mk4 Las lighter. commonly used to light lho sticks and cigars.... or in kane's case, really anything he can get his bored hands on. the MK 4 is essentially four class 4 short range lasers angled in a way to have the beams cross at a cirtian distance. at that distance, the lighter is like any other lighter powered by flame, and is quite capable of igniting lho sticks, or any other menial object that needs to be lit ablaze like kindling or anything else.
Reason for induction into the penal legion: Kane is responsible for the brutal murder of a captain and his lieutenant after a series of incidents which resulted in the destruction and near total loss of 87th armored regiment gamma company. a lieutenant and his captain seized control of the company and led them into a bad situation gone worse. the two men led the company into a kill zone during the middle of an artillery bombardment in an attempt to gain ground when the enemy wold not expect it. while they did indeed gain the ground and secure it, the resulting losses from the enemy heavy weapons emplacements and stationary guns, not to mention the losses from friendly fire reached as high as 87% of the company. kane survived by pure luck, the transport truck to his front wasn't so lucky, a earth shaker round smacked right through the driver side cabbin rendering the entire vehicle to meaty shrapnel, and the russ behind him took a shatterer round to the turret and a crater maker round to the hole where the turret used to be. two months after gamma was dissolved and absorbed into other companies, kane discovers the two men who had since been promoted form the incident and leads them to the vehicle bay and proceeds to brutal murder them behind locked doors. the lieutenant had his legs blown off by a shotgun blast and was then smashed into the ceiling by a hydrolic lifter used to lift heavy tanks upwards. cleaning crews had to spend two entire weeks scrubbing the ceiling of the vehicle bay to remove the corpse of the man. the captain was not so lucky. knocked unconscious by a surprise attack by kane, the captain had two industrial hooks plunged into his shoulders, and was slowly lowered into a siege grinder's rotating teeth while he was still alive and fully aware of what was going on.
upon arrival of the commissars, kane declared that the two he had just killed were heretics and were trying to weaken the guard so they could not take the planet back. rather than execute him on the spot, the overseeing commissar sentenced him to a penial legion in remembrance of his service, using it as a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the emperor.
Reaction to induction: consuming and burning rage tempered by the ability to take out said anger on anything the legion points him at. to say he's angry is an understatement, not angry at the imperium, angry at the commissar who killed his brothers in battle. he understands that murder is murder and he should be dead, however he is grateful for the chance to redeam himself in the eyes of the emperor. he also sees it as a chance to have a lot of unrestricted fun in a sense given he's expected to die anyway
Specialist skill: one of the best drivers this side of the sub sector, Kane is a preverbial savant behind the controlls of a vehicle. he's competent in many different vehicles, though it's advised to never let him fly anything.
Relationships with other characters: none
Never Give Up, Never Surrender. for it is better to burn out than fade away.
Last edited by DasOmen; 11-28-12 at 06:48 AM.