Name: Ptolemy Kraas.
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[Access confirmed.] Ptolemy Kraas stands at an imposing six-foot-three, with broad, square shoulders and a strong, sturdy frame. His hair is golden-blonde, and under the lights, glints like sun-flame. He has grey-blue eyes, passionate and determined, and a strong, well-defined nose. His lips are wondrously red, hiding snowy-white teeth that too, much like his hair, shines when it catches the sun. His body is sculptural, his every muscle stands out, like stone. By the Emperor, Lord Phlintte, he is handsome! A two-looker, he is. One look would not allow you to dine in his beauty!
[Compiler's Note: Information on Candidate-0128, Ptolemy Kraas, is disappointingly scarce. Public and Military records are largely off-limits, Lord Phlintte. However, I have managed to gather substantial evidence in favour of Kraas's secondment to Project: Savior.]
Psychiatric Evaluation: Cross-references with the Chemoran Commissariat has given several interesting insights into Candidate-0128's mental state. During the Candidate's time at the Schola Progenium, his instructors noted that Kraas is highly charismatic, if somewhat calculating. Candidate-0128's instructors also noted that he suffers from a serious flaw - His lust and desire for women. Kraas is, heh
, a serial seducer. All attempts to beat out Candidate-0128's licentious nature - The file notes shock-therapy, isolation and whippings, specifically, My Lord, - Have failed.
Section One; Familial Background:
House Kraas first came to the Chemorus System in the 39th Millennium, uprooted from their worlds during the Tenth Black Crusade. This surge of political refugees, commonly known as the Diaspora in Chemoran history books, caused a great upheaval in the Chemorus System. Some were exiles, some were heretics, others were expatriates. Their worlds had been burned, their peoples enslaved by the Thrice-Damned Despoiler, curse His name. The Calixis Sector was a safe haven, and it was here that the seat-less House Kraas settled. House Kraas was then, and remains now, relatively powerless - Rich, yes, but lacking in manpower. For centuries, House Kraas appears to have supported the power magnates of Chemorus Beta including, Lord Phlintte, your ancestors. The Kraasi are a loyal family, sire. Candidate-0128 is, in my opinion, a most excellent choice.
Section Two; Ptolemy Kraas:
Ptolemy Kraas is the first, and only child, of Lord Leopardos Kraas and his wife, the Lady Domine. Tragically, during the Bread Riots, both Leopardos and Domine were killed whilst dining in the Mid-Hive, leaving a young Ptolemy in the care of his uncle, Theophilius. Theophilius is, most regretfully, an incapable and intolerant individual. He enrolled the young Ptolemy into the Schola Progenium at the tender age of six, citing lack of funds as reasoning. This was, of course, blatant lies - Theophilius wanted to rid of his brother's heir, allowing his own children to take his place. Cunning political maneuvering, if I do say so myself, though utterly detestable.
The young Ptolemy adapted quickly, however. He was a smart child, and my recent interviews with his former instructors - Those that survived their reenlistment, that is - Has come to the conclusion that Ptolemy absorbed all of the knowledge passed onto him. By the age of fourteen, Ptolemy was at the top of his class - Achieving the highest possible grades in his examinations and evaluations. Ptolemy also excelled in combat - Proving to be a dangerous sparring partner, after breaking several of his classmates's bones. His ability to decipher information and manipulate others, whether with charisma, his body or both, incited his instructors to second him to Military Intelligence, on graduation.
Section Three; Military Career:
At sixteen, Ptolemy Kraas was seconded to the Department of Military Intelligence, with the rank of [Classified]
. Most of Kraas's early career appears to have taken place within the confines of the Chemoran Headquarters, acting as a liaison between the Planetary Defence Force and the localised Commissariat. He has served directly under your command, Lord Phlintte, on three occasions. We know that, for twelve years, Kraas's career was relatively undamaged - Serving with distinction during the [Classified]
and the infamous Hive Theta Insurrection. Indeed, it was Kraas's research and infiltration of Hive Theta's noble class that eventually led to their somewhat.. Spectacular
arrest, trial and execution. However, Kraas caused much controversy after being caught in bed with the wife of General [Classified]
Kraas was immediately demoted to the rank of [Classified]
and transferred, much to the young man's annoyance, to Chemorus Epsilon. Here he remained for an unspecified amount of time, though we do know that upon detection of the Oracles of Change, damn them all, Kraas immediately requested transfer back to Chemorus Beta. Emperor, Kraas is an hero, sire - He was one of the men that negotiated between the Planetary Defence Force and the men of His Majesty's Imperial Guard! During the Oracles of Change last assault, when all seemed lost, Kraas personally took command of the 88th Chemoran Infantry; summarily executing mutinous elements of the Regiment, and after delivering a rousing speech that called upon the men's honour, including a particularly ribald section on why the men's wives, and mothers - Heh
- Were waiting for them, led a counter charge that ended the life of not one, but two
, Renegade Space Marines!
I can say, Lord Phlintte, that Ptolemy Kraas - Despite his flaws - Is the perfect candidate. He has served you with both loyalty and distinction, and if I do say so myself, is utterly deserving of a place within the Savior Program.
Commendations of Candidate-0128:
- Crimson Skull - Awarded during the [Classified] Insurgency.
- Macharian Cross - Awarded for his efforts during the war with the Oracles of Change, most impressive.
- Winged Skull - Awarded for his efforts during the war with the Oracles of Change.
[Compiler's Note: Kraas has also been nominated for the Obscuras Honorifica, though Segmentum Command has yet to award the medal.]
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