Laertes sat in his grand throne cloaked in the darkness of the bridge and the black cloth that covered his body. He gazed over the stars as his ship drifted in the great and vast void. He looked to his left and he saw a cowering slave looking at him with complete and utter fear in his eyes. He hated them for the way they looked at him like a monster.
He raised his left hand and struck him hard as the slave was thrown far back and crashed against a wall as he screamed in pain. Laertes growled and barked at the slave in a complex language "GO TO BARTIMUS AND BRING ME MY MEN!!!" the slave began to run and scurry away from the scene and he quickly looked at the other slaves cowering in the darkness staring at their master.
Laertes looked back at the stars and focused his mind on them but a dark figure walked behind him and spoke that sent a shudder through his body. "Its time. If you suffer any more your very mind will blow you back to where you came and you will become the very thing you never wanted to be. Fail them again and you will kill the entire web you built." After he said this Laertes looked to his right and saw the sword....the damned sword that broke his very soul.
Silence swept the room as the ship still drifted in the void as Laertes stood and placed his hands on his head and screamed as his voice filled the room. He threw off his cloak and his body was revealed to be a tower of mutation and unholy corruption across his body. His body was infused with a unidentifiable power armor that morphed in with his skin. His head had two horns and his face was a mangled piece of mutation and unbearable gore. His hands and feet where large claws.
Laertes slammed his feet onto the metal that held them and walked angrily out of the room and was greeted by 30 people in a large scaled room. Each one was different from race and armor. It was his most loyal band of killers, thieves, soldiers, psykers and more. He glared at them without uttering a word in a room of complete silence.
This is my first time being a game master with threads but I hope I can live up to expectations. Please feel free to PM me and tell me how i'm doing from time to time. Here are the rules that I borrowed and modified from the Choral City Roleplay by Unxpekted22:
God Modding - Please follow my updates accordingly. Do not decide there are NPCs around that I have not introduced, Do not take control of other players' characters or the characters I create unless permission is given otherwise. Your character is not invincible.
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The Warband And The Story
The Apex Nova Oblitorators is a renegade chapter that was born on the planet of Nova Brastos. A rogue trader exploration ship found the planet and discovered it and named it after himself. The people of the planet where primitive. Overtime Nova's psychic adviser felt a extremely powerful presence and he delved into the. This presence was a large fleet of chaos warriors and slaves preparing for a large sector wide crusade.
Years later Nova brought this information to the imperial bureaucracy and soon a large imperial navy and guard regiment was sent in to destroy the fleet. The fleet was met resistance and then they called upon the space marines. The ultramarines where called upon for their purity and deep believe in the codex. They destroyed a small part of the fleet and injured the master of it. They fled and the unnamed master swore to take down the entire sector and would destroy the Imperium itself.
Afterwards the imperium office declared that a new chapter must be able to take down this enemy and truly protect the sector with their life and with loyalty. The Apex Nova Oblitorators where named after Nova for his find and how he saved thousands of primitive lives and the Apex was for the Ultramarine's protection and their gene seed was used to support the Apex. Years upon years past and the newest recruit of this new chapter named Bartimus showed high skill and was a great politician and rose through the ranks to finally become chapter master.
He prepared for the great assault for a long time until his age of 297. The enemy arrived and sent an extremely large fleet with many aboard it. Bartimus sent a navy fleet to do combat with the enemy and take down their dropships before they could reach the planet. Smalls parts of the fleet was destroyed but the major ship released escape pods and dropships to battle the Apex space marines.
The assault reached the major temple that was the center of the recruitment world. Bartimus in the battlefield led his troops to fight the invader and then they met on the field of war. The invader was a daemon prince and held a great sword. In the fight Bartimus threw down his gun and unsheathed his power sword and prepared for blade on blade combat.
They fought for hours and hours until Bartimus in a full blown rage crushed the prince with full utter and masterful strength. After killing it he invader fell on the battlefield and an extreme explosion occurred and the chaos forces were utterly destroyed. Bartimus looked over the blade and grabbed it while starring at it. He slowly walked away from the battlefield as his men cheered in victory.
The sword was blessed by the inquisition and the spirit inside it was suppressed for years upon years until he turned 791. He called it the Crow's Claw. Bartimus was a strong and disciplined leader but a soul and spirit started to control and overpowered him. It started to manipulate him and controlled him.
Bartimus slowly became corrupt overtime and began to dwell in chaos rituals and dealed with Dark Eldar mercenaries. His most loyal joined him and thought he was always doing something to help secure the chapter and protect it. Bartimus would deal with these mercs and would ask them to take out certain enemies of the chapter or kill off certain Tau or encampment.
Soon the chapter found out and other remained loyal to the chapter master. The ones that went against Bartimus sided with the Inquisition and gained support and help from them after contacting them and killing their traitor brethren. Along with this they received better gear and more to go against Bartimus. Along with this they got the support of the Imperial Guard and the Ultramarines chapter trying to fight for their good name and the emperor.
Bartimus got the support of the chaos forces like Khorne and Tzeetch. The people where rewarded for their loyalty and where constantly focused on by the Imperial Cult. They where constantly harassed and stereo typed for being uneducated heretics sense they where given new tech and never had a true religion before there upbringing. They where also hating the Imperium Inquisition that tried to manipulated and change their culture.
The planet grew into a full on war zone planet as they took to the fields to fight against Bartimus. The primitive and space marine scouts fought so they could prove themselves to the inquisition. Bartimus hired Dark Eldar mercenaries to help him in taking back his sector and along with the mercenaries the chaos forces began to take interest and gave Bartimus more men and women to fight for him. Finally mutants looked up to him and thought he would be a start to a new future because he worked with xenos.
The great civil war began in the sector and billions of deaths ensued. During the war the inquisition started to order exterminautus upon the planets in the sector. Bartimus lost the war and fled with a small warband of 500. The fled to a far off sector with only a small amount of space marines and a mixture of mutants, Dark Eldar, and finally chaos worshipers.
After the fled Bartimus and the chaos soul slowly infused into one ultimate identity and then they began to grow another warband and chaos chapter while working with Chaos Undivided. Overtime he grew a web of power and greatness and began with a project that would bring the coming of Laertes. Bartimus began to create VATs and started to work with a rogue mechanicus engineer named Ganesh and created the New Man Project or N.M.P which helped recreate his army. He cloned a man by the name Tactinus who was a pure and new slave that he bought from the Dark Eldar. Overtime the babies that where born he used to make into chaos space marines that would pillage and destroy planets.
Then Laertes was born and he was naturally mutated. He was born with horns and super human abilities. Bartimus automatically shut down the project and started to recruit his armies and took interest in Laertes. He was sent on many tasks and missions and constantly earned favor with the chaos Gods and with his dear mentor.
Bartimus was now 821 and he was slowly aging and it was time to step down. He was becoming more mad over time as the chaos soul started to become stronger and then he allowed Laertes to take control. He passed on the sword to his student and made him the new chapter master. Bartimus became the adviser and always would stand by his student.
Laertes started off strong by launching black crusade across sectors and some prime Imperium planets. Sometimes people would leave and would try to surpass him and kill him to take over the army. After some time after this he launched a crusade against a prime Imperium planet. He launched a large chunk of his army upon a hive world which was utterly destroyed. Dark Eldar forces where captured and led to many small slaanesh armies being destroyed and chaos legions having problems with their missions. So for Laertes he was mutated and destroyed in and out into a broken man. Along with this the spirit started to creep into his mind.
Years passed and now Laertes uses his main ship to start his campaigns and to secure his position and uses a small band of warriors to help destroy threats to the warband. But this might be the end of them or maybe the beginning.
You will be playing as one of the thirty (loyal) members of the Apex Nova Oblitorators warband as you engage in working for the good of it or for yourself. This is not only a story but a character that you made and his story. Your character can be part of almost any race. Your character can be a Dark Eldar, Chaos Space Marine, Human, Mutant, or something entirely unique that you want to try out. You can have 4 weapons on your character and they can be swapped out and left behind if you would like. Your starting weapons cannot be over powered and they must fit with your character.
Your character can have a profession with psychic or mutated abilities but it will take up one of your 4 weapons spots. You can also gear that won't take up any of your weapon spots but will probably help you in your mission or tasks. Lastly feel free to create characters when creating your backstory and if you want I can implement them into the roleplay thread.
I am also looking for 8 players but I might make a exception depending on how good your application is
Please tell me if I missed anything or if you have any problems with the thread or have any questions