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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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Well this has been a considerably good turn out so far. Maybe I should throw recruitment threads up and do three double shifts at work more often.:biggrin:

unxpekted22;1720153[B said:
][/B]Rusilay Cartillisto
Rusilay looks good overall, though that bit about the Despoiler has me curious. Welcome aboard unxpekted.

Isabelle Acantha.

Should I include a description of the Titan? I wasn't clear on that part. Here's to hoping you like her!
Yes Dark Angel, as the princeps character you get to do the description of the titan; the lady Acantha is in.

Erinyes Persyne
My these spots are filling up quite fast, welcome to the battlegroup Nacho.

Varben Hesh
And another one, you guys all collaborate on these characters together so I had nothing to really nitpick on? :p

Good to have you with us Oldman.

Elijah Dobesh
I was wondering if we were ever going to get a void born character. Only thing I'm a bit iffy on is how long he spent within the innards of the titan without being discovered and removed.

That aside though, I'll let it slide and wonder if we have the entire reaver crewed up for the next few hours (the first post will be updated to show who is where when I have time tonight.)

However, if after that there are any crew spots left, PM me what you need and I'll try to put something together.
Will do Asamodai.
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Is there room for one more?
Yep, the reaver titan Auratus Salvator has a spot open and all three spots on the second warhound are open.

If you like, I can edit it in one of two ways:
My only real issue with it is how he managed to survive for so long on his own without being caught. When not walking most titans are locked down and guarded rather heavily.

That being said, go with change 1.
Name – Sarka Halruus
Overall looks good, I will however ask you to make a bit of a change to his background. Since Gryphone IV is a forgeworld and your part of a titan legion you would fall under the purview of the Mechanicum not the Munitorum.

Once that is changed you should be good.

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.
No, two titans will be more than enough to start. Even if members had just crewed the two warhounds thats still six players; and you lot went for the reaver so seven it shall be.

On that note, a bit on posting between updates. Most of the time I'll have no problem with you posting as many times as you like, as long as you meet my sentence minimum per post. This time however I'm going to be a bit more limiting.

After each update you are going to be limited to two posts. This is because the format of the RP is going to be slightly different than what you might see in other RP's. After each update everyone's first post is going to be a reaction post, where you react to anything that is happening in the titans cockpit (like if a fire breaks out, or your titans shields have been knocked out and you need to divert power from weapons to get them back up, or damage has blown away the ammo store of your mega bolter and you now only have one burst left) or need to relay information to your fellow crew (or in the case of a princeps, other princeps.)

After that there will be a mini update from me, and then you make the second post, the action post. This is where you deal with things outside the titan, like a moderati firing on a group of vehicles or a princeps taking on evasive manouvers or bringing the titan around so the moderati can use the weapons.

Overall updates will function in one of three ways: major (which can be the largest and will more often than not cover large sections of time), regular (covering general action and consisting of minutes or moments at a time), and mini (covering specific action and occuring after reactions or some actions.)
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Right, so sorry for the wait but the action thread is now up.

aherrera305, if your still interested then you will need to make a different character since the only space is the second warhound. However due to a lack of crew I won't be able to include you in the action yet.

Will also be updating the first post in the morning.
Awesome, now we'll just be waiting on the princeps
Getting there, lot of long hours at work in which I generally only have access to my cell phone. A bit hard to write updates, even small ones, in thirty minutes on a phone.
Is there still a chance for a lost she-wolf to find a home in this roleplay?
But of course, as long as we can find her a crew at any rate.
@Oldman78, yes you can as long as your second post meets the post minimum; and if/when you do please just edit that post asking me.
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