Name: Tyberus Ghralkor
Physical Appearance: Tyberus is "short" for an Astartes, standing at "only" 7 feet, his shoulders though are exceptionally broad and even though he looks up to some of his battle brothers by as much as a half foot, he is no less imposing. His cold eyes are a near ice blue, his black hair runs down to his shoulders and his face offers little in the way of expression most of the time, aside from a slight arrogant smirk that tends to find its way across his face.
Armour Appearance: The armor that Tyberus wears has been acquired over years and honed to his personal tastes. Comprised of a pastiche of components that would either best suit his purposes or were accessible for him to get his hands on. Originally issued a set of MK III armor that caused a strain on the armor's power supply, Tyberus has taken the MK III and made it unique to him. Through painstaking efforts and salvaging from fallen foes (And comrades) he equipped himself with greaves from a MK IV set of armor, as well as MK IV gauntlets. The chest plate remains the original MK III, as well as the helmet, however the interface has been upgraded by the techpriests to allow the helmet to move in a manner more similar to the more modern suits such as the MK IV. Tyberus has also taken the extra precaution of having ablative plating added to the collar of his power armor cretaing a gorget, using molecular bonding studs to affix the extra armor. His armor is a deep blue, with the chest fading to an almost black shade. His greaves are adorned with lightning bolts, the MK IV shoulder plates are adorned with spikes on the left side and a single large gold bat-winged skull emblazoned on the right. There are several adamantium chains that hang from the shoulders of his armor, crossing over the breast plate, as well as chains on the thigh plates that connect to the greaves of his armor. The chains serve no purpose other than to add to his imposing visage, as he does not partake in the wearing of skin cloaks.
Personality: Tyberus could best be described as calculating. He is not quick to unleash his temper, but when his ire is drawn he is capable of near unthinkable vengeance. He does not view the killing of his once battle brothers to be reprehensible in any way, nor does he see it as something to relish. For Tyberus it is simply the cost of war, sides were taken and he views those on the other side quite simply as his enemies. Within the Night Lords, however he uses his cold and calculating nature to take what he wants though not always through open conflict. When a challenge is issued, Tyberus has no qualms with dispatching any foe or battle brother alike, should he feel his honor is challenged he may opt to fell the offender at that very moment. While he, like many of his battle brothers, possesses a warped sense of code and honor, he does adhere to it, but places victory above all else and is not opposed to allowing friendly fire to "resolve" unfinished problems with those who would show themselves as enemies or disloyal to himself or the 4th Company. Though he has committed numerous atrocities along with his battle brothers he still holds himself and his brothers accountable to their bond of loyalty. He knows that without the loyalty to one another they will simply die, and the dead cannot raid and pillage their enemies. As such since joining the Command Squad, he has, on occasion "removed" some of the more 'cancerous' (as he has termed them) elements from the 4th Company personally. Often without others even knowing the act was carried out by a fellow Night Lord. Tyberus' bond with Xandrek is not always harmonious, but as a result of this willingness on both parts to cordially disagree, both have garnered the respect of the other. Tyberus has great respect for Xandrek and is loyal to him and the 4th Company's cause undyingly. This much could be evidenced by Tyberus' most infamous and widely viewed displays that took place not long after he had been assigned to the Command Squad. Challenging the now deceased former battle brother Sergeant Maerek Koutz to an honor duel when Maerek made a negative comment about the tactics that Captain Xandrek had decided upon after the tactica counsel and Command Squad had finished their deliberations on the matter. It was especially offensive and disrespectful to Tyberus as Maerek did not voice his opinion to those privy to the deliberation, but did so in front of other battle brothers. With Xandrek's approval, Tyberus challenged Maerek to an honor duel, despite his own belief that Maerek would be too quick and too savvy of an opponent for him. The duel was surprisingly one sided as Tyberus quickly caught Maerek off guard using fluidly chained attacks from his power maul. The thought-to-be slower moving Tyberus kept the pressure on until he finally disarmed Maerek and moved in for the kill. Xandrek called a halt to the bout, feeling as if the message had been sent clearly. However Sergeant Maerek did not return from the combat drop, having disappeared in the chaos of battle. Those battle brothers with keen eyes have made comments in hushed tones that the MK IV components of Tyberus' power armor, underneath the new paint and the chains look rather like those that once belonged to the now deceased Sergeant Maerek. Amongst his fellow Night Lords, there is a begrudging respect given to Tyberus for his calculating and ruthless methods.
Marine Class: Legion Veteran
Background: Living in the slums of Nostramo as a boy was not easy and as with all those who sought to survive, Tyberus learned to operate as a man very quickly. He started out as a simple messenger, running messages from the headquarters of the slum boss for whom he worked and carried his orders to the lower level thugs who would then carry out the atrocities asked of them. Seeing the power, accommodations and extra rations these men were given Tyberus sought to join their ranks and move up a step from mere messenger. The denial of his request was both verbal and then a rather unnecessary beating at the hands of the head of the small band of thugs named Kortai. Tyberus was enraged, but being only 12 he did not yet have the means to carry out his revenge. As several years passed as he continued to carry out orders from his boss (whom he never actually interacted with face to face as he was the upper class of the hive system), and continued to give Kortai his assignments. When aged 14, Tyberus had acquired some weapons of his own, and was turning into a rather large physical specimen. No longer just carrying orders from upper levels of the hive to the lower levels, Tyberus was now an active member of Kortais gang, answering to The Boss. When given orders to take down a rival in the upper hive, Korpai and his gang were met by rival thugs, sent by the rival they had been sent to kill. In the confusion Tyberus took the opportunity to inform the then grievously wounded Kortai that he had not forgotten the beating years earlier. In fact, he had been the one who gave their rivals the notice they needed to stop Kortai's attempted raid. Tyberus smugly spat onto the dying Kortai who could only gaspingly reach up, staring up into the hardened, cold, and vengeful blue eyes, the now common arrogant smirk forming on the lips of his killer to be, before Tyberus sent the man on his way with a blast from a slug gun. Soon thereafter he was conscripted to join the VIII Legion based on his physical development as well as his keen instincts and near savagery in inner gang warfare that plagued the hive cities of Nostramo.
Once a full fledged Astartes, Tyberus' combat skills shone above even those of many of his battle brothers, equal parts tactically sound and terrifyingly savage. A member of the 4th Company's assault squad, Tyberus had been given the field rank of second in command of the 2nd Assault Squad. Their savagery in combat was well known throughout the company, and their sergeant Lourkaz was given the opportunity to join Xandrek's command squad. Lourkaz however explained to his longtime battle brother that he could not give up command of the 2nd Assault squad, as it was his duty to those who served directly under him to lead them into battle. He gave Xendrek the recommendation of perhaps enlisting the younger Tyberus to join the Command Squad, as he possessed an astute understanding of tactics as well as a terrible ferocity in combat that was growing in infamy across the Company.
Weapons: Tyberus carries with him a storm bolter that has been equipped with a scope. His close combat weapon of choice is a power maul, which can crumple armor with ease and turn flesh and bone into mere dust and gore. The power maul has dark, aged gold etching work on the pommel. His sidearm is a tried and true bolt pistol, which remains largely looking as it did when first rolled out by the techpriests.
‘Light’ Ranged Weapon:
Storm bolter w/ scope
‘Heavy’ Ranged Weapon: N/A
Close Combat Weapon:
Frag and Krak Grenades, Storm Bolter Scope, Melta Bombs
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