Kill Team: A Warhammer 40,000 Based Role Play

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    A Warhammer 40,000 Based Role Play


    It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.
    Yet Even In his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants - and worse.
    To Be A man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.

    Dramatis Personæ

    Members of the 16th Salvation Team

    Captain Callius - Commander of the 16th Salvation Team and overall leader of the mission.</SPAN>
    Sergeant Anduron - Sergeant and Leader of Tactical Squad Anduron, 16th Salvation Team </SPAN></SPAN>(Player Asmodeus)
    Veteran Brother Verenicus - Veteran Assigned to Tactical Squad Anduron, 16th Salvation Team </SPAN>(Player Warmaster Severdus)
    Brother Regulos - Brother Marine assigned to Tactical Squad Anduron, 16th Salvation Team </SPAN>(Player TheNeverThere)
    Brother Sheol - Brother Marine assigned to Tactical Squad Anduron, 16th Salvation Team </SPAN>(Player Angry Karsikan)
    Brother Crion - Brother Marine assigned to Tactical Squad Anduron, 16th Salvation Team </SPAN>(Player Vay)
    Brother Romodulus - Brother Marine Assigned to Tactical Squad Anduron, 16th Salvation Team </SPAN>(Player drpepper07)</SPAN>


    So in the interest of those around and in an effort to get me active in role playing again I decided I'd work on an attempt to do a short action packed role play that might (hopefully) when it finishes be the start of a series. The idea for this one at least is that it focuses around a small squad of Space Marines sent on a dangerous mission into an active warzone. As I said it is meant to be chop full of action and relativly short, but long enough to keep people occupied. I'll be working out a character sheet for the role play, but in the mean time I'm looking for up to five active players who are interested.

    To make things easier on those who are not familiar with the setting I am providing a list of links for background information to referance.

    Information on the Imperium can be found here.
    Information on the Space Marines can be found here.
    Information on the Space Marine Chapter can be found here.

    So, anyone interested?​
  2. Yarp.

    Though it will be a Version 2 interpretation of a Space Marine. Proper grimdark.
  3. ...Not sure how I feel about this...considering I haven't officially ended Deathwatch yet.
  4. And yes, count me in.
  5. I have a Q: Are we going to all be members of the Deathwatch? After all, that's the only time you'll find squads of mixed chapters, at least in canon. I guess a bigger Q would be: How close to canon are we gonna be doing this?

    EDIT: *just clicked the bottom link* Oh, are we all going to be from the same Chapter? I'm actually fine with that, since if we went the DW route, I was gonna do Scythes of the Emperor anyways.
  6. To answer the bit about cannon I am trying to keep following suit of it, however I deliberatly picked a chapter that had little history already to avoid descrpencies with the timeline and such. That and I liked the Scythes of the Emperor.

    Along that note, the game is meant to take place post Miral while the chapter is (presumably) rebuilding in the wake of Hive Fleet Kraken's defeat at Ichar IV by the Ultramarines.

    My thoughts on the characters would be that they are newly inducted members of a tactical squad with individual preferances from there. More recently though I have thought that perhaps it would be better setting them as the next generation of a sorts and have them be members of a scout squad. In this way they would be far more flexible in their choices of loadout and preferance of combat, but much more squishy.
  7. Lemme read through the background, but I'm interested.
  8. actually, since tactical swquad members have been in both the devestator and assault ro in addition to scout roles, they'd have a few more loadout choices
  9. WMD, did you stop by because you noticed you killed me on Space Marine? :P

    Yes and no. I'd say they know more how to adapt to a changing situation on a tactical level then those of a devestator or an assault trooper. Scouts are learning those skills however.

    But in either case I think you have an overall point and since they are a codex based chapter with no listed variancy on training I think it would be safe to assume that playing Tactical Marines will be the order of the day.

    So once I finish up the layout for character sheets I'll post it up.
  10. i think I will join. I was going to go for scout anyway.

    I imagine him being the "young blood". The asparant who was just made Scout. Given that the Chapter has been mostly destroyed, put so that the next decimation (The next killing of 1 out of 10) would make it so that there is about ninty left. Yay.

    So yah, distrust. Seeing him as the rookie, the dead weight. Hehe.
  11. I did? huh, its all a blur of for the emprah and death to the false emprah.....but by the high lords balls the storm bolter is beautiful. :jack:

    speaking of which, i shall join as a special weapons marine.....perhaps with a penchant for all things twin linked....
  12. Name: Brother Marric Regulos

    Role Within The Squad: Heavy Weapons

    Equipment: Heavy Bolter, Frag and Krak Grenades, Bolt Pistol

    Brief Background: Marric Regulos is a veteran of the Second Tyrammic War, in which he lost both his legs and left arm to the toxins of a Venomthrope, which have since been replaced with bionics. The toxins, or maybe simply the terror caused by the Tyranid's psychic shadow, has also left Regulos a bit blood crazed towards aberrant xenos and mutants. His hate for Tyranids is so great that upon sight, he will empty his ammo pack into them, then stomp on what remains of the corpse until his wrath is abated. This of course assumes a single or small group of the fiends. It is unsure how he will react to the sight of a horde or swarm of the bugs.

    This bro (open)

  13. I'll be the Assault Marine, or Sergeant if needed.
  14. Well I've swamped with work and a little bit of an issue with creating a BIO sheet. So here is the post a day later then I said I would get it...

    Sheet should consist of:

    Role Within The Squad
    Brief Background

    Now for Equipment it shouldn't be anything to over the top. A list of wargear provided for squad members can be found here. Shouldn't be to hard to figure out.

    Now Raiu, since you want to play a scout marine I figure there is no real issue on it. I wanted everyone to be Tactical Squad members for dynamics but it shouldn't be to hard to introduce you in.

    WMD, I have no issues with you playing provided you are active in it. I hardly see you on Iwaku, but then everything 40k based has usually died out due to a seemingly group effort... and the only thing I have seen you play that was not 40k was Iwaku World. Point being I don't want to wait on anyone :/

    Anyway without further ado, I open the thread to bashing my snobbery and posting character sheets.
  15. For the record, it was a combo of my working the State Fair and Seiji that killed Deathwatch.

    EDIT: I can't believe I'm the first one with a completed character sheet.

  16. Name: Varlus Anduron

    Role Within The Squad: Sergeant

    Equipment: Bolter, Chainsword, Bolt Pistol, Frag and Krak Grenades, Combat Blade.

    Brief Background: Another veteran of the Miral massacre, Anduron fought beside Regulos in defence of the north wall of the Giant's Coffin. During the final Thunderhawk evacuation, he dragged Regulos to safety before mounting a diversionary attack that allowed the Assault Squads to reclaim the body of Chapter Master Thorcyra.

    He recalls, bitterly, the fearful months that followed, in which the last hundred or so Marines followed Master Thrasius on his desperate hit and run campaign. A part of him regrets that they could not finish the Tyrannic War in open battle and had to rely instead upon the might of the Ultramarines to break the Hive Fleet's back.

    He feels that much of the Chapter's glory died on Miral, and that even before then, in the aborted Damocles Crusade, it had been eroded. He longs for the old days, when their chapter stood as glorious as those of the First Founding.
  17. work is as work does mate, but if i dont get into rps, then the muse will be an elusive bitch, its a i have to work hard to get it done type thing.

    Name: Miras Verenicus
    Role Within The Squad: Special Weapons, namely a Storm Bolter
    Equipment Storm Bolter, three frag grenades, one krak grenade, one blind grenade, bolt pistol sidearm, combat blade.
    Brief Background: his right arm and left hand bionics from the near death of the chapter, Miras was a reletive new addition to the sternguard veterans during the Tyrranic war, and in the aftermath, was stepped down back into the Tactical squads to act as second to sergeant Androlus, his humors often shift towards the choleric.
  18. Scythe of the Emperor.jpg

    Reserved for GMK

    Name: Arghun Sheol
    Role Within The Squad: Demolitions, Grenadier
    Equipment: Guardian Bolt Pistol; Bolter with Auxiliary Grenade Launcher; Combat Knife; Frag, Krak, Incendiary, Concussion and Blind Grenades; Melta Bombs; Siege Auspex.
    Brief Background: Arghun escaped his chapter's destruction while serving in the deathwatch, Given the versatility and freedom the deathwatch gives their squads to complete a mission. His Squad leader assigned Arghun to be the teams Demolitions specialist.
  19. Alright well so far everyone is good. Only trying to get another couple of characters, but if not we can start with one more. For Asmo and WMD though I'm not worried about tracking grenades that much. I trust your discretion for proper theatric usage... Does that even make sense?

    Jovian, Raiu, Vay, GMK though are those that I'm waiting on.
  20. *will throw a grenade in every post*