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Engine Kill

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Across the galaxy the Imperium of Man fights wars on every front, few of those worse than against the greenskin menace of the Orks. Not to be taken lightly in any number, when enough Orks gather they inevitably form what is known as a WAAAGH and reduce dozens of worlds to ruin. One of these WAAAGH's, led by the Ork warlord Ghazkhull Thraka, has engulfed the vitally important system of Armageddon. Located within Segmentum Solar, the Armageddon system has vital warp routes that must be protected at all costs.

It is the year 942 of M41 an while the main source of fighting is on the world of Armageddon itself, Thraka's forces had spread themselves throughout neighboring systems and further weakened imperial support throughout the region. Within the Calveus systems lies the forgeworld of Midlais, whose production of weapons and armour are vital to mans effort in pushing back the greenskins. While space superiority above Midlais is hotly contested between the Orks and imperial navy, the true war is being fought on the ground.

Arrayed against the Orks are five regiments of Cadian shock troops, two regiments of Mordian iron guard, two Narmeniam armoured regiments, elements of the Ultramarines fifth company, and a elements of the Legio Gryphonicus.

Howdy everyone, welcome to Engine Kill; my attempt to do something a bit different than many might be used to. You are members of the legio gryphonicus, the war griffons, and it is to be your job to break the back of the Orks on Midlais and return to the task at hand in throwing Thraka off Armageddon. However, though your all war griffons don't think this means your all going to be piloting your own titans.

No, in this RP you will be the crew, some of you princeps and others their moderati.

-As GM my decision is final, if you feel their is an issue then PM me. Trying to make a public spectacle of things is an easy way to ruin the fun for yourself and everyone else.

-Death is possible, and remember that its not just your life on the line should that occur.

-Each crew is a team, divided you will get nowhere.

-No godmodding, just because you think you know what is better for the story than me doesn't mean its going to fly.

-If you have questions feel free to PM me, you never know what information or allowance that may give.

-Looking for a minimum of eight sentences per action thread post.

-PM me if your unable to post for a while or need to leave, nothing gets on my bad-side worse than someone who doesn't have any courtesy.

Right now I am looking for two warhounds and a reaver, though if theres enough interest more warhound and reavers may become available.

Character sheet:
Name - [Rather self explanatory]
Age - [A warhound princeps will be between the ages of 30 and 45, a reaver princeps between 40 and 75, moderati 20 to 60 depending on titan]
Appearance - [what do you look like?]
Personality - [What are you like? Remember that the crew of a warhound can be more impulsive and rash while a reaver crew is more arrogant or reserved]
Background - [All characters are either void born or hail from the legio's forgeworld of Gryphonne IV]
Position - Princeps, left moderati, right moderati, forward moderati (reaver only)

Princeps - The main control of the titan, a player who takes the role of princeps is the one who determines the general appearance of that titan. In game he/she is the one who controls the titans movement and on occasions can take control of weapon systems. The princeps is also the only one who can communicate with other princeps. [A player taking the role of princeps gets to name the titan.]

Left moderati - Operator of the left weapons system and shielding, a player who takes the role of left moderati chooses the left weapon system. In game he/she controls the left weapon and can regulate where power is drawn to on titan. (This includes reducing power from weapons to regain shields, for example.)

Right moderati - Operator of the right weapons system and sensorium, a player who takes this role chooses the right weapon system. In game he/she controls the right weapon and the titans sensor system, it is his/her job to inform the rest of the crew of threats/danger. (Though it may not be prudent to report some things.)

Forward moderati - Operator of a reavers carapace weapon system and ground coordinator. A player who takes this role chooses the reavers carapace weapon system. In game he/she controls the carapace weapon and coordinates the objectives/orders of the skitarii forces under the reaver crews command. Skitarii forces are a total of four hundred tech guard and one hundred fifty praetorians mounted within various transports and carriers.

Warhound weapon options:
Plasma-blastgun, inferno gun, turbo-laser, vulcan mega-bolter, chainblade with integrated double autocannon or double heavy bolter array

Reaver weapon options:
Arms - powerfist with built in quad heavy bolter array, gatling blaster, laser blaster, melta cannon, volcano cannon (may not be equipped on both arms)
Carapace -apocalypse missile launcher, plasma blastgun, turbo-laser, vulcan megabolter

And I do believe that is it for now. A word of advice, you are going to be working in teams so it would likely be a good idea to team up with others and work on your characters together somewhat.

Reaver titan Auratus Salvator
Dark Angel as princeps Isabelle Acantha
Deus Mortis as moderati Elijah Dobesh
unxpekted22 as moderati Rusilay Cartillisto

Warhound titan
Nacho Libre as moderati Erinyes Persyne
Oldman78 as moderati Varben Hesh
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Name: Rusilay Cartillisto

Age: 39

Appearance: At an average height of six feet, Rusilay is a light skinned man with a well defined chin structure and a thin pair grayish of lips, with sharp yellow-green eyes. His head is completely shaven, to allow for the several augmentations of metal plates, wires, and tubes connecting devices to his brain and stem. Similar hoses run to his gut, running up along his side to a device he wears upon his backside. This device is cybernetically linked to him, and keeps trace of his body’s hormone and chemical balances. This is vital to keeping his body regulated when connected to a Titan’s engine and machine spirit. He also bears the necessary neural input ports along his scalp, and spinal column for engine connectivity.

Personality: Not the most ambitious of men, he often muses that he is happier continuing on as a moderati of a Reaver Class Titan than becoming a novice Princeps in command of his own Warhound. He, for good reason, has a fear of the machine-spirits that dwell within the Engine’s he assists in piloting, and knows of many in the Collegio Titanicus that have fallen to madness and insanity. He has seen it in the eyes of Princeps when conversing with them; their weathered and addicted souls. He maintains steady control over the forward position, and has done so for just over five years now. While sustained so high above the ground, he has always had the habit of looking down rather than forward, so a knack for commanding the Titan’s skitarii ground forces quickly evolved. Not always being the most confident individual, he focused much more of his time in the Collegia Titanica Academy of Gryphonne IV studying the defensive sections of the Titan Engines. He came to understand the potent strategy of taking out such a monstrous threat on the battlefield via boarding actions. Knowing the innards of the Engines like the back of his hand was another trait that brought him to the forward moderati seat and control of the skitarii when the Princeps is too occupied to do so themselves.

Background: Born on Gryphonne IV, a forge world harboring more than eight billion people, Rusilay was swarmed by more than just the technology and ever-constant construction for the Imperium's war efforts. He was born of a couple who were assigned to the task of constructing a mighty Warlord-class Titan. He had been around the engines and their parts since birth. The Mechanicus always keeps a keen eye out for individuals capable of piloting their massive war-engines. Rusilay was one such individual. Between these two coincidences, Rusilay was brought to the Collegia Titanica Academia. Before ever seeing the completion of his childhood’s Warlord Titan, he and a fellow moderati were paired together in a Warhound Scout that saw several actions against the most recent concentrated actions of Abaddon the Despoiler. He and his fellow Moderati were then elevated to a Reaver Class Titan.

Where his comrade remained in the same seat position as before, Rusilay was assigned to the new, forward position. This has been his role for the past several years now. Now the time has come for he and his Legio to lend their hand in the Second war for Armageddon. He is much more confident going up against the mashed together war machines of the Orks over the wrathful and demonic machine spirits of the Traitor Legios.

Position: Forward Moderati

Carapace weapon: Apocalypse missile launcher (If character is accepted)
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Good to see you back Jack. Deus, Dark Angel and myself are hoping to be teamed up in the Reaver, but there is a fourth seat that will need to be filled by someone ;)
I'll take the vulcan, Nachos blast gun will give plenty of anti armor unless we lock horns with something way outside our tonnage
In which case we'll try to have your back, I'm sure....heh.
I noticed the Legio Gryphonicus is said to have defended against multiple black crusades. Forgot to check the time lines in regard to his age though, could be a bit out of order.
Out of curiosity, will we need crew members for all three titans to begin the action thread or just the two? No rush, just wondering.
He could be the princeps of the remaining warhound, perhaps, if no one else posts a CS
I plan to make another post, a smaller one, before the update mainly to continue the conversation. If the update comes first however, it won't be the end of the world or anything, just giving you a headed up.
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