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post #41 of 148 (permalink) Old 01-24-16, 11:07 AM
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Name: Silas Keldor

Age: 17

Appearance: Silas is what one might call average, every time someone asked him his height, it would measure as average, his weight was average, not to skinny not too fat, the color of his eyes was an average green, never standing out from the crowed. An average scar from a gang fight he stumbled upon, one that anyone could get, decorates his left cheek. His nose a bit crooked, a remnant of the same gang fight. One could simply describe Silas as an average adolescent boy, who simply somehow survived long enough to be drafted into the PDF. So average in fact that he does not even stand out from the rest of the men in uniform, but yet, he did survive so far, so is he average?

Silas stands at about 1.72 meters tall, borders on the not athletic yet not skinny. On his left cheek a double scar which looks like a star, a gift from a small knife, his mouth a pale patch of skin, seems to always be tight, as if the mouth was stripped of emotion. Green eyes with some dark residue underneath, could be the sleepless nights, could be soot, Silas doesn't even know that himself.

A little bit of face hair has started growing, not enough to be called a beard or a mustache but enough to notice that he has to shave it. These patches of hair makes him look like an unruly street child at best, and at worst like some kind of an unevenly shaven rat. With the unshaven rat look comes the shoulderlength brown hair to make him look more scruffy.

When not wearing the PDF regular flak vest and helm he wears plain simple clothing, nothing to make him ever stand out of the crowd. Always at the same schemes always at the same colors, black or grey or greyish black, yet always seems the same.

Personality: Silas might seem like a completely regular boy on the outside but on the inside he is exactly the opposite. Silas exhibits exceptional intelligence for his age, always was thirsty for knowledge, never feared asking questions even if they were verging on the near heretical, he has a keen sense of cunning and a great will to survive. Yet with good and sound mind came a price, he is morbidly fatalistic, he believes that none of them stands a chance, they will all perish with the coming of the green tide.

Still he fights on, if its for his friends rather than for himself, he wont go down without a fight, although he doesn't have much to lose except life itself it is still something, and he is not that willing to give it away.

Generally Silas is talkative only with his inner circle of friends, yet he is not afraid to draw attention to himself by speaking to strangers either. Most of all, he is afraid, he is after all not even an adult yet, just a kid forced to grow up quickly and fill up shows bigger than his feet, it is good that there is always something to be done or something to get to because otherwise the weight of this existence will crush him and his sanity.

Background: Silas grew up in one of the space ports on Prolial Prime, his family was not impoverished, which was much more than many others could say, he had decent clothing and decent tutoring.

He grew up with both his parents yet his mother died when he was just eight years of age to some sort of unknown disease, one wonders how come only his mother was affected but at that age none would provide the answers to him.

Since his mother's death he grew closer to his father, his father being just an Arbites troop mainly, and although he was just an average guy he was still a kind and caring father, even if not the smartest, he would always try to answer Silas's never ending barrage of questions as well as he could and he would never get angry with him for that.
He was a great father all in all, and kept providing what he could for Silas until the age of 16 when he to has passed away, shot in the gut by a gang member on the way home, it was at the same time that Silas got his scar. He watched his father dying out in front of his eyes, blood seeping out slowly in crimson streams, they cried, and than they died. One was reborn later, as an adult.

Shortly afterwards Silas Joined the Arbites and from there headed to the PDF a year later when the threat of orks came to this side of space. In this training he discovered that he was a fine shot, not the best, but certainly above average yet out of everything he was always fond of the strategic and tactical part of every engagement, and while he might have not been the best tactician he was always eager to learn and always trying to analyze things differently to see different sides of the picture. Now if only he could do himself a favor and survive the orks, that would please him immensely.

Even though Silas had to grow up quickly after his father's death he is still a child in a way, and while he might not show it outwardly Silas still, in a way, looks for a father figure to look up to, someone he can trust and love wholeheartedly. Looking inward, his heart never fully healed after his father's death, and he still mourns it.

Group: PDF

Equipment: A well cared for flak vest and helm, although they have seen better days Silas has done what he could to keep them in good shape and order as it was after all, his lifeline in combat.
In a small leathery bag hanging on his left hip he keeps his frag grenades and in his father's hand made sheath he keeps a small combat knife that has been in his family for a while.

Weapons: A standard issue las-carbine, one that wouldn't stand apart from a whole pile of the same las-carbine stock.

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Alright, so I see nothing wrong with Thede, welcome aboard @Tha Tall One .

Caul looks a bit more on the thin side, but then your character appears to be a bit on the smaller and thinner side; welcome @Iron-Within.

Finally we have Silas average Keldor and his average sheet of average averageness; perhaps other descriptive words in the future @komanko? I don't know who XXX is keeping his gear maintained but Keldor is accepted.


And as a note, PDF characters are not wearing flak armour, they are wearing sub-standard flak armour. Its lighter and less protective; flak armour can stop an autogun shot or lasbolt, maybe even help the wearer survive a shot from an Ork gun. Sub-standard flak can't withstand the punishment of regular flak, so don't go shooting each other to see how sturdy it is; as for Ork projectiles, if your gonna get hit hope for a ricochet.

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Hah, god damn small hours in the night, forgot to remove the XXX was supposed to be the name as I did the sheet backwards.

Also, the average was on purpose ^^ A bit of laughter in the grim darkness of the roleplay threads section.
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Sweet! So does this mean you will be starting this up sooner than next weekend?
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Sweet! So does this mean you will be starting this up sooner than next weekend?
I want to say yes, but I have a feeling I won't be getting the action thread going until Friday. Working on it though.

Also, @Euphrati would you mind editing Roslyn as we discussed; I think a lot of people are going to get a kick out of it.


If anyone else is still interested in joining recruitment has not ended by any means; it actually won't end until roughly halfway into the story.

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You like putting me on the spot with a challenge, don't you Reever?

Challenge accepted. I hope I live up to your expectations.
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You like putting me on the spot with a challenge, don't you Reever?

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Hey, sorry this took so long. It's a bit of a quick job but I hope it's OK. I just wanted to get something up.

Name: Private Jakon LaVeer

Age: 21

Appearance: Jakon is a handsome young man in a traditional noble kind of way, with high cheek bones and a strong jawline. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall with broad shoulders for his relative height. His brown hair is kept short at the back and sides and tidy on top in line with PDF regulations. He is clean shaven. He keeps his uniform clean and pressed and his boots polished at all times, some would say obsessively.

Personality: Jakon is a General's dream soldier, disciplined, pious and obedient. He believes unwaveringly in his superior officers and the Imperial Creed. This does not always make him popular with other more free thinking soldiers or others who simply see him as being too stiff. He does not drink and is largely humourless. While others are cutting loose in their down time, Jakon is likely polishing his boots, performing maintenance on his weapon or reading a religious text.

Though this often opens him up to persecution, Jakon simply shrugs this off, confident in the knowledge that he will soon be an Officer.

Background: The LaVeer's are a respected military family on Prolial, claiming to be able to trace their lineage back to the original settlers. It is generally understood that the majority of family members will serve in the PDF at some point in their lives. Jakon is the third of four children. His Father is a Colonel, his Uncle a Tank Commander and his eldest sister a Lieutenant along with countless other cousins and other distant relatives. Even his elder brother, the family's second child who traditionally would join the Ecclesiarchy, found his way back to the PDF as a Confessor.

Jakon was raised to be a soldier. He was educated in one of Prolial's few dedicated military academies. Beyond basic literacy and numeracy his entire education has been based around military service.

However, Jakon is currently somewhat of a disappointment to his family name. Where more LaVeer's are promoted to Officers immediately upon graduation from the Academy, Jakon did not. His final scores only deemed average, he was forced to serve two years in the Conscript Platoons and has served three as a Private in the PDF. This is a constant source of shame to him and the reason behind his strict and obsessive nature as he attempts to live up to his family name.

The fact that none of his family has ever faced real combat and have earned their rank through connections, politics and parade drills is seemingly irrelevant.

With the Ork attack Jakon finally things he can prove he has what it takes and become worthy of his family again. Or years of training may crumble away in the face of such a threat....

Group: PDF

Equipment: Sub-standard Flak armour and helmet, spare ammo, combat knife and frag grenades.

Weapons: Las-Carbine
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And I thought I'd actually get to see Euph play a girl for once, lol.

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I know right? That would be inconceivable!
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