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The planet Geminar, a frozen wasteland that makes even Valhalla seem like a pleasant vacation spot full of warm days and pleasant nights. Geminar is littered with frozen ravines, treacherous canyons, and desolate planes; It is a place where temperatures on avarage hover around - 40C on a warm day and drop to a terrifying -130C on a cold one. Geminar would be a barren lifeless prickly ball of ice in the large scale of things if not for three reasons, The first being there is actually life on the planet, A indigenous species called skates, ray like creatures that swim through the snow and hunt in packs of at least 20 to 30, Second is it's incredibly rich in resources. some of the rarest minerals of all of the imperium are found in the icy depths of the planet, and third, ships have a bad habit of smacking into the planet.

Geminar is home to a relatively small community of miners who venture out into the dangerous wastes of this unforgiving world to recover resources for the imperium. the miners have made homes out of the wrecks of ships that have crashed into their planet, one would think there wouldn't be many, but Geminar is like a graveyard if you dig deep enough.

200 years ago at the end of the first tyranic war, Geminar got some uninvited guests that went unnoticed. the Strike cruiser Ignis had chased down a offshoot of Behemoth shortly after the Battle for Macragge. For 200 years Ignis was thought lost to the warp, and for 200 years Geminar has held onto it's secrets... until now that is.

three days ago a survey team made an unfortunate discovery and unintentonaly dug up a Mycetic spore. In a flight of panic upon learning this, the planatary govoner sent out a distress call, claiming tyranids had landed on Geminar. Promptly the Ultra marines responded, but they got no answer back from Geminar. Without hesitation Astartes set out for Geminar which was thankful only 2 weeks away... the only question was could the people of the planet last that long?

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First off you are members of the planet's PDF. you are not formal imperial guardsmen, you are not space marines or tyranids or orks or impeccable veterans of countless battles. Geminar has seen a total of two conflicts in it's lifetime, both of which are well outside your lifetimes. The first was against traitors who rose up against the govoner.... they were promptly squashed. and the second was against orks, it is not known if they were squashed but it is assumed.


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Gear: You all have the same gear for the most part.
1 Cold weather Las rifle OR 1 cold weather shotgun.
1 las pistol
1 Cold weather uniform (consists of bulky trousers and heavy coat, both with large ammounts of insulation and rudimentry heating powered by a battery worn on your back. where on your back is up to you. also consists of glacier grade glasses, insulated heating scarf, and a Ushanka. 3 high visibility hazard lights are on each of your shoulders so your comrades can pick you out in a blizzard. )
1 Ice pick
1 promethium torch (hand held, fits in your hand like a large lighter)
one of you may have a chain knife, this is a family heirloom. (first come first serve)
1 power spade (primarily used for digging a hole in a hurry to escape a blizzard)
one of you may have a Sonar mapper, Essentially a tablet sized device that scans the area and displays an accurate map.
1 vox caster is located in the inside collar of your heavy jacket.

One of you may pilot a Arctic Construction Sentinel equipped with a loader arm and a scaled siege drill arm. it has no ranged weapons. This variant of the Sentinel is largely used by miners on Geminar.
 

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Username: Cleanser
Name: Boris Kavrov
Age:30
Sex: Male

Appearance: Boris is of average height and has a strong, centered build. His face is weathered and tired looking, in direct contrast with his sharp eyes, which are constantly on alert. The icy blue color of his eyes draw even more attention to them. He has shaggy, unkempt red hair along with an equally scruffy beard, which is often coated with snow and other small bits of debris. He has incredible stamina, allowing him to traverse through unforgiving environments for long periods of time.

Personality: Boris is a serious man, always focused on the job, no matter what it is. He doesn't mess around much, preferring to get things done as soon as possible. He has a sharp mind, however, and has an eye for detail, making him an ideal scout. Despite his humorless demeanor, he cares very much about his wife, willing to do anything to keep her safe.

Biography: Boris is the son of a pair of miners, though he never met his mother, not even knowing her name. His father taught him how to survive in Geminar's hostile and unforgiving environment, as well as how to avoid the skates. When out on a mining job, his father was involved in an accident that ended with him being tragically killed, along with 42 other miners.

With no one there to take care of him, Boris became a miner at 16, jumping from one mining group to another. Boris eventually met his future wife, a woman named Natalia, when she saved his life when his equipment failed. After spending six years working with her, the two married. Boris soon realized that he couldn't provide for them both with mining alone, so he volunteered to join the PDF.

The job wasn't as dangerous as he thought, the threat of a xeno attack being incredibly thin, though the occasional skate attacks were troublesome. When the survey team discovered the cyst, Boris didn't know what to think. A part of him thought about going home to his wife and taking her far away from Geminar, but he realized that he needed to keep his head cool and try his best to hold out as long as he could. There was going to be help soon, he was sure of it.

Gear:
1 cold weather shotgun.
1 las pistol
1 Cold weather uniform
1 Ice pick
1 promethium torch
1 power spade
1 vox caster
1 Arctic Construction Sentinel

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Name: Oliver Døvig
Age: 22
Sex: Male

Appearance: Oliver is a youth, recently joined the planetary PDF after his training as a recruit.Has short black hair and eyes. He is of average height, normal weight, slender built. His hands have not yet trained in the planet's mines and harsh environment, yet he is an avid climber, surefooted and unlikely to lose his foothold on a snowy cliff as cold as it may get.

Personality&Biography: Not having one yet, he was raised *violin sound* with relatives of his where no one paid him any close attention, since his parents had died under unknown conditions he never learned. His relatives never shed some light to his worries, telling him that some things are best kept in the dark and he wasn't stranger to quarrels with other children, when they tried to annoy him by mocking his parents, even to the point of calling them heretics. Aside such cases, he is neither quarrelsome nor sloth, he has a sense of respect and doesn't like being picked on although he can't do much else than succumb in probable jests from his officers obediently since he knows that it is a small price to pay for belonging somewhere.

Outside of his work, is as cheerful as a relatively lonely youth can get, not minding company but not actively seeking it either. Life was harsh on him due to being raised up with no parents and when he saw he was eligible for recruitment on the PDF force he immediately signed up. Being the youngest didn't prevent him from passing the tasks ahead using determination and in 3 year's training he was ready to go on patrols. The first thing he learned was surviving in the cold, using properly his equipment and of course aiming and arming his weaponry. He soon found out it was a matter of life and death out there having seen an officer being devoured alive by skates and since he isn't the one to panic in the sight of blood, be it his own or not.

He learned a fair lot in the mines and he saw his fellow officers trying to fend of skates from afar although he was never allowed to hold weaponry during his training. Having passed the casual drills of the PDF he was the one who climbed in a strange looking spire from where the signals came and made the realization that there was the xeno object deep in the local vein. Unsure as how to behave, all he could do was hold his arms tight and do as his older officers would.

Gear:
Cold weather las rifle
Las pistol
Cold weather uniform with the battery pack worn over his right shoulder.
Ice pick
Promethium torch
Chain Knife heirloom, the only object he has from his parents, he learned that it belonged to his father and it was the first weapon he trained himself with.
Power Spade
Vox caster, although he has yet to learn how to properly use it.

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Name Anthony Lecutis

Age: 36

Sex: Male

Appearance: Anthony is a well built man standing at an easy 6’1” in height and weighing 190lbs; most of which is hardened muscle. His face has been beaten by years in the frozen wastelands and decades of pollution in the scrap yards his people call home. He is gruff and rough with a Mohawk haircut leading into a simple Chin Strap that ends a inch from his mouth.

Personality: Anthony is a simple man, but one who views the world tactically. Every move he makes is a calculated risk, and he plays the game of life well. He makes friends when he can, and disregards those he considers to be morally below him. He keeps his inner thoughts and history closed, making sure that no one outside his immediate family knows much about him or his past.

Biography: Not much is known of the life of Lecutis before he married his wife Amy. He was a ruffian know to cause fights at the local bar and do the hard jobs that few every wanted to do. Thus from an early age he had grown up in a hostile, and deadly environment of both the planet, and the people he lived with. He made his living as a Sonar Mapper, using his skills with sound to locate rare earth elements and survey sites for Off-Worlders interested in plundering loot from shipwrecks found across the land. One day he was out working on a tank the local community used to store fuel in when the tank exploded; propelling him hundreds of feet across the snow and into a wall of solid ice.

When he awoke he was being cared for by a young girl in the hut of a local Village Elder. Lecutis could not recall anything before the accident and to this day does not remember much of his past except that girl. Eventually he decided to marry the girl, whose name was Amy, and settled down to have a boy and a girl. He volunteered for the PDF to help feed his family and eventually won a better posting closer to the more populated settlements. Now it seems that his planet might have been invaded by the very spawn that threaten the existence of human kind; and thus Lecutis has stepped up to protect his family and indeed his world.

Gear:
1 Cold weather Las rifle
1 Las pistol
1 Cold weather uniform (consists of bulky trousers and heavy coat, both with large amounts of insulation and rudimentary heating powered by a battery worn on your back. where on your back is up to you. also consists of glacier grade glasses, insulated heating scarf, and a Ushanka. 3 high visibility hazard lights are on each of your shoulders so your comrades can pick you out in a blizzard. )
1 Ice pick
1 Promethium Torch (hand held, fits in your hand like a large lighter)
1 Power Spade (primarily used for digging a hole in a hurry to escape a blizzard).
1 Vox Caster
1 Sonar Mapper

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you guys are good to go save for kutu. the first conflict was ages ago, round 300 to 400 years. second one maybe 100 years ago. unless his parents were eldar, dont think it would be possible for his dad to have died in the first conflict.
 

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you guys are good to go save for kutu. the first conflict was ages ago, round 300 to 400 years. second one maybe 100 years ago. unless his parents were eldar, dont think it would be possible for his dad to have died in the first conflict.
Thanks for pointing this out, corrected it as best as I could :)
 

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just need one more and then we can start this shindig.
 

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would you guys like me to start with just the three of you? ideally i'd like four but i suppose we can start with three.
 

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This fishy will bite :)
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Username: Farseer Ulthris

Name: Joric Talund

Age: 26

Sex: Male

Appearance: Standing at 5ft10 in height, Joric is possessed of a slight, if muscular build. Though
is physique is not the result of labour done in the mines, but living a relatively active life whilst working in his father's store. In terms of hair, it is blonde and past shoulder length, but short enough so as not to be an inconvenience. His Brown eyes are set within a pale, angular face that is well-shaved and borders on androgeny.

Personality: A wary person to say the least, growing up in a well-off family tends make one very cautious around those who are not so. Joric is slow to trust, anyone could befriend him for his wealth, to take it at knife point or swindle it, but once it is earned, he can be a very loyal friend. His sense of humour is...complicated, Joric finds humour in things that no-one else finds funny and the total opposite with things people do find funny. Let it not be said that his well-off upbringing has left him complacent, being sent to deliver supplies to the miners tends to wisen one further to the harshness of Geminar.

Biography: Born to a relatively well-off (by Geminar standards) merchant family, Joric Talund is the only son of Eorus and Brunhilda Talund. Being an only son, he was brought up to take over his father's business when the time came. His childhood wasn't particularly happy, Joric's peers often tormented him for his father's success being earned with so little effort. A number of those who did, were not sincere as they yearned to be treated to his famy's wealth. As a result, there were very few friends who were in his company out of sincerity, leading him to be as distrustful of others as he is today.

As soon as he reached the age of 12, Eorus began to show his son the ropes of his business. This included going on delivery runs to the miners in the furthest reaches of the mineral rich parts of Geminar. The dangers of such journeys taught him well to value what he had and that everyone else had it harder. When Joric was old enough, he'd be sent to make the deliveries hinself, garnering a few trade partners for his father's business. It would be at the age of 22, that Joric decided to repay his fortune by joining Geminar's PDF, at first his parents were angered by this decision, but they relented after he promised to leave and take over the business after his father's death.

Now, him and his squad are led into the icy depths of their homeworld, determined to defend t
eir Emperor-'blessed' world. Joric cares not what he has to face, only that he and his fellows can weather the storm that will soon come.

Gear: 1 Cold weather Las rifle

1Laslock revolver

1 Cold weather uniform (consists of bulky trousers and heavy coat, both with large amounts of insulation and rudimentary heating powered by a battery worn on your back. where on your back is up to you. also consists of glacier grade glasses, insulated heating scarf, and a Ushanka.

3 high visibility hazard lights are on each of your shoulders so your comrades can pick you out in a blizzard. )

1 Ice pick

1 Promethium Torch (hand held, fits in your hand like a large lighter)

1 Power Spade (primarily used for digging a hole in a hurry to escape a blizzard).

1 Vox Caster


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small hiccup farseer, someone's already snagged the sonar mapper. the only first come first serve item left is the sentinel
 

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ah righto, sorry bout that. though emperor still snagged the sonar mapper.
 

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right then lads and lasses, posting up the action thread now... expect it within the hour should firefox not have an undue ire for me.... if firefox does have undue ire for me... expect it once i can bludgen it into submission with a jar of dirt.
 

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Any chance I can still get in on this if I post a character soon. It looks interesting?
 

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sure deus mortis. post away. i'll add you to the list of opening posts once your sheet is up and it's approved.

everyone else! thread is up! time to face zero hour.
 

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Thought you boys could use some female company :)

Username: Deus Mortis

Name: Juliette 'Jewels' Wienc

Age: 24

Sex: Female

Appearance: Juliette's face is smooth and pale, like many Geminar women. Her hair is hazel brown and comes only down to her collar. Any longer and it would be highly impractical. Here eyes are brown with a slight orange hue to them, making them look like segments of amber set in her eye-sockets. She stands at a moderate 5'9". She could be described as slender, but only just. Her body is toned and muscular, mainly through personal training. Whilst in Cold weather uniform it is almost impossible to differentiate between male and female, out in uniform her body possesses an alluring feminine grace which rather than being diminished by her muscles, seems to be accentuated by them. However, in uniform, the only real clue that there is a woman underneath is her voice.

Personality: Many struggle to categorically define Juliette's personality in terms of what she is, and so tend to resort to describing what she is not. She is not a wall-flower to be gazed and pick by her male peers. Indeed those who think so usually learn their error swiftly and painfully. She could not be described as level-headed, but neither is she rash. Rather she has out-bursts of both, although on balance she is probably more level-headed than rash. She is known to rebuff most initial attempts at friendship and flattery, more to test the person than because of a disinterest in people. She is usually a kind and jovial soul, but people have learnt to be wary when she has a change of heart. Forgiving but not forgetful, kind but not naive, tender but not weak, happy but not hopelessly optimistic, able to work people but not manipulative. All in all, Juliette is a mixed bag which results in a generally amicable person.

Biography: Juliette, like many on Geminar was born to a miner. Raised by her mother, she only once inquired about her fathers whereabouts. Her mother, a woman not often given over to displays of self-doubt or emotion seemed about to break apart at the question. She could only whisper one word to her daughter "Gone." Juliette never asked her mother again, knowing better than to think she would get an answer.

Being raised by a single parent gave Juliette a measure of strength and pride. She saw her mother fend for them and protect them and learnt from her example. She took up boxing at age 8 and by 12 became a champion for her age, which was fortunate as from that point on she began to mature from girl to woman and a strong arm helped to deter unwanted advances. However, she saw the unveiled face of the harshness of the mining work take its toll on her mother and several other families as people were injured or killed in accidents. Thus, Juliette refused to journey down the same path, not content to become another cog in an uncaring machine.

This came to a head when, at 16, her mother lost her arm in an accident. The higher echelons cared nothing for the plight of individuals and so her mother was no longer deemed useful and lost work. Realising that now she had to provide for her mother as she had for her, Juliette petitioned to join the PDF. At her age it was extremely unlikely, but she got in none the less. A few theories abound as to how she got in. One says she performed certain 'favours' for the members of the all male review board. Some are less sordid, but speak of blackmail. If asked, Juliette smiles wryly and says that she walked in an aimed a shotgun at the board and treatened to shot them if she wasn't accepted. Given her nature, any and all seem like legitimate theories.

Most Geminari women are either mothers or miners, so to have a female member of the PDF is unusual but not impossible. So within the PDF, Juliette is reasonably well known, although within the PDF she is called 'Jewels'. Whether that is just a contraction of her name, something she propagated herself, or a reference to her amber-like eyes, it's not entirely certain. Whatever the reason, Juliette seems to at least endure it and so it has stuck. With no husband to speak of, her main reason for fighting is partly to prove herself and partly to provide for the person who gave her everything.

Gear: Cold weather shotgun, Flamer, Las-pistol, Cold weather uniform, Ice pick, Promethium torch, Power spade, Vox caster

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groovy, i'll get your bits up.
 
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