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Sorry about the delay with my character.

Iapetus will be up, tomorrow at the latest.
 

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Well, he was all done, I think, so here he is. Iapetus the Shipwright, round of applause, everyone. :p

Name: Iapetus the Shipwright.

Rank: Captain of the Seventh Company; Shipmaster, Lord of the Fleet.

Age:6812, in Imperial years.

Homeworld: Olympia.

Gene-seed: Iron Warriors.

Physical Appearance: Moderately handsome and generally unexceptional except for one absolutely striking feature - His eyes. They are deep, wise, calm, riveting and even, despite his inability to feel sadness, a bit sad. They are bright, the colour of chipped emeralds, a trait which he shares with his brother, Coeus. Despite their differences in both physicality and mentality - These eyes are unmistakably a family trait, bonding the pair together. His hair is long, black, falling down past his broad, unmarred cheeks. He has a thin-lipped mouth and a sharp, upturned nose - Both suggesting arrogance. Having spent the large majority of his career aboard his vessels, the Shipwright's skin is pale and cold, and when under the sun, quick to prompt melanin reactions.

Iapetus is clad in magnificently tooled Tartaros-pattern Tactical Dreadnought armour, handcrafted on Olympia itself in the dying days of the Heresy. It is unadorned - Save for the emblem of the Iron Warriors upon the right shoulder-pauldron and a long, billowing cloak of interlocked metal. Personal ornamentation, Iapetus believes, is an unnecessary and narcissistic action. Iapetus does, however, keep it in splendid condition - Polished and burnished, shining bright and wet.

Personality: Iapetus is a racial purist. He stands for the Olympian remnant, seeks to keep his Legion's bloodline pure and untainted. His brother, Coeus, shares this belief - And between them, the two have made their opinion known. The use of stolen Gene-seed, and the induction of non-Olympians, a travesty as bad, or worse, as a disease. He is extremely distasteful of the First Captain - Whom he refers to simply as 'Night Lord,' - But continues to serve Pelegon, for the good of the Legion. Iapetus is calm, methodical, as befitting his rank. He is, however, unafraid to voice his opinion - And can be particularly harsh, and degrading, when it comes to the half-breeds, the Legionaries who wear the colours of the Iron Warriors, but bear none of Perturabo's genetic traits. None within the XIX are as calculated, successful, or capable when it comes to ship-to-ship actions. This is where Iapetus excels, lording it out over enemy ships, capturing them or destroying them. When he captures a ship, he shackles them and drags them back into the Eye of Terror, refurbishing them and crewing them. Through him, the Kheledakos lives on, something that he is unbearably proud about.

Weapons: In battle, Iapetus carries a power-spear, a long, energy-laced weapon of outstanding construction, and a bare, storm-shield. Iapetus has consecrated these weapons in the blood of his enemies for seven thousand years, staining them crimson, and will continue to do so until the day he dies.

Background: Iapetus and Coeus are the twin sons of Pellas, and the grandsons of Astraeus. Astraeus, it should be noted, was amongst the men who found Perturabo, so long ago, scaling the cliffs before Lochos. After Astraeus' death - He was involved in a bar-fight, despite being past his prime, and stabbed - Pellas inherited the family fortune. He was a long-time supporter of Perturabo, and when the Primarch marched on the other Olympian city-states, it was Pellas who commanded many of his regiments. It was only natural that Iapetus and Coeus, sons of such a loyal commander, were inducted into Perturabo's Legion when the Primarch was reunited with his Father.

The twins made a name for themselves, fighting in dyas - A pair. They complimented one another marvelously, unstoppable on the field of battle. Together, Iapetus and Coeus served, great warriors, crusading in the name of the Emperor on Terra.

Where Iapetus was a rising star, his brother, shunned for dabbling in witchery, was not. Soon, Iapetus was a Sergeant, and not long after, had already arisen to the rank of Captain. He kept his brother close, protective over him, disobeying his subordinates from being anything but welcoming. Iapetus ruled the Seventh with a fair, but firm, hand.

However, Iapetus soon withdrew from the Crusade, returning to Olympia - Where he would oversee the construction of the battleships Wandering King and Lonesome Queen, twinned battleships, both monumentally long and powerful. This was his initiation into the Kheledakos - The Brethren of the Cold - And the Seventh soon changed, becoming one of the Legion's first and foremost ship-to-ship forces. The name Shipwright was bestowed upon Iapetus, by Perturabo himself, and his ships soon rejoined the main Legion. Iapetus the Shipwright was reunited with his twin, who had been serving alongside the Thousand Sons for some time, and once again they became a force to be reckoned with.

Iapetus, unlike so many of his brethren, did not take part in the Butchering of Olympia. He watched from orbit, aboard the Wandering King, as his world burned. Coeus commanded the Seventh, leading them in assault after assault, whilst Iapetus directed his squadrons of battleships and cruisers in the orbital blockade. From there, the Fourth traveled to Isstvan. On the black sands, Coeus would lead elements of his brother's Company once again - A regular occurrence - Whilst Iapetus fought in space. The battle was tremendous, the ships swirling together in a confused, burning mass. Wandering King and Lonesome Queen made a name for themselves amongst the Loyalists, destroying nearly two dozen battered, dazed vessels. In the immediate aftermath, the Seventh Company were dispatched to the far-reaches of the Isstvan System, hunting down the straggling survivors of the Dropsite Massacre.

Next, the Iron Warriors went onwards to Phall, where Iapetus and his ships were amongst the vanguard, being some of the first into the system. They sundered the Imperial Fists. The devastation was unprecedented. After the battle, after Polux and his ships had fled, Iapetus was smoldering. He had failed, Imperial Fists still drew breath. The sense of failure, of defeat, clung to him like a cloak.

Across the Emperor's Imperium, upon worlds that he had once liberated, Iapetus now enslaved. Where once he was a savior, how he was a conqueror. The March on Terra had well and truly begun. Systems fell, knees were bent. Those that didn't, those that failed to recognise the true Emperor - Horus Lupercal - Were destroyed.

Terra itself was another challenge. It was the heaviest defended world in the Imperium, and it showed. Iapetus spent the Siege in orbit, chasing down remnants of the Emperor's Fleet, conducting boarding actions with his elite, whilst Coeus was down below, conducting the Siege. When the Warmaster fell, slain by his barbarous Father, his faction fell apart. Ships fled, abandoning their brothers on Terra. Iapetus lowered the Wandering King into orbit, liquid flame dancing over the shields, and dropped his Stormbirds. He rescued hundreds of Iron Warriors, his Company or otherwise, before fleeing.

At the Iron Cage, the Wandering King made a defiant stand for itself, laying into the Imperial Fist, and later, Ultramarine fleets as they entered the system. Coeus, with large elements of the Seventh Company, fought on the ground. Iapetus ruled the stars.

When the Seventh finally rendezvoused with the remainder of the Legion, the Wandering King was all but a wreck, limping into the Olympia System upon half-dead engines. Iapetus enacted immediate repairs, directing them personally, whilst seeking out the Lonesome Queen, which had yet to appear. After a month, the behemoth appeared, remarkably unharmed, bearing the rest of the Seventh Company. The ship had been pursued, it's commander relayed, by a battlegroup of First Legion cruisers. It had evaded them, time after time, whilst raiding a series of Imperial worlds. Aboard the vessel, they had an abundance of weaponry and armour. Iapetus praised the commander and had it dispersed amongst his men. Once again, the two ships fought a desperate last action, as Imperials poured into the system, and both Coeus and Iapetus were absent when Warsmith Endymion and Captain Krotas were slain. Iapetus was enraged by this - Being a long-time friend of both men - But accepted Pelegon's Captaincy in time.

Notably, those amongst the Tyranthikos who would not serve under the Night Lord, fled to the Seventh Company, where Iapetus pledged to protect them.

In the years following the Heresy, Iapetus has served the XIX Grand Company faithfully, often leading real-space raids. Iapetus's and his Company's affiliation with the Librarium, however, and their stance against non-Olympian Marines - Indeed, the Seventh, and the ships they command, are crewed entirely by Olympians and their descendants - Has led to many rumours. They take part in strange blood rituals, consort with the Warp, and so on and so forth. This, of course, is ridiculousness. Iapetus knows that, and so does the Warsmith.

The Seventh Company is remarkable, consisting entirely of Olympians, the last pure Company, perhaps. Noticeably larger than the other Companies, it contains a large concentration of Terminator Squads - Many of whom are former First Company Legionaries - Something that Iapetus is sure galls the Night Lord. The remainder of the Marines, unknown hundreds, are made entirely of Breacher Squads and Dreadnoughts. Indeed, when coupled with the tremendous might of Wandering King and Lonesome Queen, the Seventh is a force to be reckoned with. In Pelegon's absence, the Ferra Perpetua, the flagship of the XIX, falls under the command of Iapetus - Something that many look upon with envious eyes.
 

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Seems everybody. (Actually only two people) like picking on the poor Night Lord.

Guess they don't pick on me cause I keep their shit operational.
 

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Iapetus and Coeus pick on everyone who isn't of pure Gene-seed, and preferably, Olympian. All you half-breeds and wannabes make them sick. :p
 

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Don't know why they'd pick on you, you've got Iron Warrior gene-seed - lack of Olympia as birth world? But that's up to them.

Also accepted! Excellent character.
 

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Don't know why they'd pick on you, you've got Iron Warrior gene-seed - lack of Olympia as birth world? But that's up to them.

Also accepted! Excellent character.
I wasn't born on their destroyed homeworld. :p So the purity will eventually end as all the old folks die off in combat.

Edit: Just a note I edited my character sheet a bit again, mostly to note the materials his armor is made out of, as a majority of it was reconstructed from materials from his titan kill, making it quite the potent set of armor.
 

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Iapetus, at least - I'm assuming Coeus feels the same - Doesn't like the fact that the Olympians are becoming a smaller and smaller faction in the Legion. He's trying to preserve them, gather them around him, and uphold the old ways. Arguably, Adriun and those of Olympian Gene-seed are more acceptable, but he's still not a massive fan. He can probably tolerate to be around you more than the thieving Night Lord. ;)
 

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I would think first company would just keep any terminator arnor for themselves and kill off those who tried to abscond with it. Perhaps several thousand years ago there was a minor civil war between the two companies? Just seems strange that the 7th company would be allowed to swell so much in numvers and take terminator armor in large numbers
 

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I would think first company would just keep any terminator arnor for themselves and kill off those who tried to abscond with it. Perhaps several thousand years ago there was a minor civil war between the two companies? Just seems strange that the 7th company would be allowed to swell so much in numvers and take terminator armor in large numbers
I don't doubt they wouldn't have been able to keep them, in large numbers at least. It also is a political thing that would threaten stability in the company. The Warsmith would no doubt want it handled promptly.
 

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I'd discussed the Terminator Armour with Nol - And the larger numbers - Most of the Terminator Armour, as in, 90%, were already in use by the Seventh Company, as fits their role. The larger numbers, and the Terminator Armour, are due to their duties; since Coeus has came to command the Librarium, the vast majority of the Seventh Company never set foot on the ground - They are boarders, reavers, and spread out over more than one ship. Without the Terminator Armour, their efficiency would fall, and without the numbers, they wouldn't be able to police and board so many ships. :)

I thought, that during the transition of power, some of the old die-hards, like Iapetus and Coeus, would have slipped away somewhere. If the Tyranthikos turned coats so quickly, and killed brothers they'd fought with for upwards to two centuries, they definitely aren't the loyal Marines that Pelegon thinks so. :p
 

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Again, just seems like a very divisive company to have still involved. I would think that also, the intent of tyranus' whole corronation of sorts was to enact the removal of those who would not follow him. He certainly wasn't going to just let weaker members of first company walk away with valuable assets such as terminator armor. The numbers i get being more fleet based, but the term armor and more specifically defecting from first company without penalty seems extremely unlikely. I.e. any looking to defect would be killed and raped with chainswords and their gear taken.
 

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The remainder of the Marines, unknown hundreds, are made entirely of Breacher Squads and Dreadnoughts.
I never said that they couldn't. In fact, I said the complete opposite - That they could and did. The Company's composed uniquely; where other Companies will have Rhinos, Predators - So on and so forth - The Seventh lack them completely. Thus the higher amount of Marines and Terminators.

If Nol wants me to change the background, so there's no former Tyranthikos - Though, for the sake of the argument, they could have been reassigned to the Seventh Company before Krotas was killed - I will. I, however, cannot see them suddenly sitting down and accepting a new leader so easily, especially one who's just killed their Captain.
 

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Again, just seems like a very divisive company to have still involved. I would think that also, the intent of tyranus' whole corronation of sorts was to enact the removal of those who would not follow him. He certainly wasn't going to just let weaker members of first company walk away with valuable assets such as terminator armor. The numbers i get being more fleet based, but the term armor and more specifically defecting from first company without penalty seems extremely unlikely. I.e. any looking to defect would be killed and raped with chainswords and their gear taken.
It also seems dishonorable, if they held themselves so Highly they would just leave the armor.

Plus as for my mention of boarding shields, I do believe it would be more cost effective for boarding parties to use them instead, meaning they don't risk loss of Terminator armor, and would be more mobile traveling through the hallways of a ship.

It is also typically how Marines do boarding operations anyways, not every boarding action is like space hulk where you send a bunch of terminators in to handle the problem.
 

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I don't think they would leave the armour, personally. I wouldn't leave the armour, were I them, to someone I neither liked or trusted.

Extermination supports the idea of Terminator and Breacher Squads being operated in unison- There's both Iron Warriors and Imperial Fists mentioned having them, and boarding with them. I'd say the idea of there being none is pretty preposterous; if you're boarding an Astartes cruiser that likely has Dreadnoughts, vehicles and Terminators, then you're going to be way outgunned. I'd say it's pretty standardised, at the time of the Heresy and amongst the Traitors, to have mixed Companies.
 
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