Dark Heresy: The Heaven's Call - Re-Recruitment


Recruitment


The Inquisition forces have faced down the might of Chaos twice no, defending the besieged Hive of Secundas Inisdias from a brutal strike by forces dedicated to the God of Plagues, even defeating a corrupted Astrates. Their next task led them to the hospital ship the Sigilite's Grace which had suffered an attack by cultists. A strange plot that saw the ship's Gellar Field turned against it, forcing it to drag part of the realm of Chaos into the material world. The Acolytes were able to purge the corrupted crew and machinery from the ship.

But the victories have come at a cost. Only two of the Acolytes remain in the service of Inquisitor Darvidia Eliza. For the next task more will be needed. Evidence of a cult has been found on the Hive-World of Piety. If the Inquisition's hand is seen, the plot will vanish into the night parades and mutant population. A subtle touch is called for before the Inquisition can strike...

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OK, so we're down to but two characters in this little game, and the Inquisition needs more [s]warm bodies[/i] righteous servants for the cause. The original recruitment and the game itself can be found Here. The current complement is Lothar, a Noble Guardsmen, and Vasyl, Scum. A third player has recently dropped out and may return, but we'll assume not for now.

This is a first edition game of Dark Heresy, to be clear.

Each player has a total 1800xp, plus the 400xp a starting character gets that isn't added to your rank.

You will have an additional six months of funds for your equipment. Feel free to sell of anything you don't need.

All the standard classes, plus the Sister of Battle in the Inquisitor's Handbook, can be played. Alternative ranks can be taken with permission, as some of them are a little whacky.

Backgrounds are also acceptable, although a max XP of 400 can be spent on them.

For a bit more flexibility, you can arrange your stats to your needs.

Thank you and have fun.


I'll look for my rulebook, but does this look like the right sort of character?

I can't tell if these stats are good :) might want to try to roll another.


Ah, remove myself from the board for a while and one of my favorites is waiting for me when I return!

Going to be a busy next couple of days. Jon, how long would I have to get a character together?


1d100 ⇒ 93 Monastic upbringing.
1d100 ⇒ 35 Assassin
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (8, 10) + 20 = 38
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (9, 8) + 20 = 37
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (8, 5) + 20 = 33
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (8, 10) + 20 = 38
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (8, 10) + 20 = 38
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (3, 1) + 20 = 24
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (2, 9) + 20 = 31
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (5, 9) + 20 = 34
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (1, 3) + 20 = 24
1d5 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 8 = 9 Wounds
1d10 ⇒ 6 2 Fate
3d10 + 840 ⇒ (5, 6, 7) + 840 = 858 Thrones
1d100 ⇒ 64 Fit
1d100 ⇒ 31 20 + 1d10 ⇒ 20 + (4) = 24 Years old
1d100 ⇒ 89 Ruddy Skin
1d100 ⇒ 90 Black Hair
1d100 ⇒ 10 Blue Eyes
1d100 ⇒ 3 Missing the left pinky.
1d100 ⇒ 72 Dead Planet
1d100 ⇒ 45 “There are no civilians in the battle for survival.” Increase Toughness by +2 and gain 1 Wound.

Do you mind if I take Untouchable as my background to be a Culexus assassin?


Jene "the Genie" Rodriguez wrote:

I'll look for my rulebook, but does this look like the right sort of character?

I can't tell if these stats are good :) might want to try to roll another.

An Adept would be good. I would to see some more detail in terms of your character's personality and history with the Inquisition, though.

Spazmodeus wrote:

Ah, remove myself from the board for a while and one of my favorites is waiting for me when I return!

Going to be a busy next couple of days. Jon, how long would I have to get a character together?

I think next Monday the 1at at 23.59 GMT should be good. It'll give us a week to do stuff.

Havocprince wrote:
Do you mind if I take Untouchable as my background to be a Culexus assassin?

An Untouchable Assassin would certainly something the Inquisition would like to see. We'll have to fuzz stuff about the Culexus, though - they're a pretty specific bunch of monsters and we're still a bit too low for one to be wandering around.


Blank Assassin is fine. Ranged based, he is pretty much lost if they get to melee and he has run out of ammo. Designed for single target and small group take-downs, not indiscriminate slaughter.

Will get background info up later.


Have you got room for 1 more?
I'm thinking of playing a psyker


I'm thinking of taking up to four people, but a final decision as to who is selected won't happen until next week, to give people a chance to see the thread and work up a sheet.

Silver Crusade

Dotting in. Considering a psyker perhaps, if that is allowable.


What source book should we use if rolling origin? Or just let you know what one I'm using...I like the Inquisitor's handbook's version.


Dotting in. Definitely interested in a Sister of Battle.


Rolls of character creation:

Void born-Imperial Psyker
Ws: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (4, 3) + 20 = 27
Bs: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (5, 9) + 20 = 34
S: 2d10 + 15 ⇒ (8, 2) + 15 = 25
T: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (7, 5) + 20 = 32
Ag: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (5, 6) + 20 = 31
Int: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (10, 8) + 20 = 38
Per: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (5, 6) + 20 = 31+2 to 33
W: 2d10 + 25 ⇒ (4, 5) + 25 = 34
Fel: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (5, 4) + 20 = 29
Reroll Willpower: 2d10 ⇒ (7, 7) = 14So Will of 39 (2 minor powers at start)
Divination: 1d100 ⇒ 26
“Know the mutant; kill the mutant.” Increase Perception by +2.
Fate points: 1d10 ⇒ 7 so 3
Sanctioning side effects: 1d100 ⇒ 45
Dental Probes
Starting wealth: 50 + 1d5 ⇒ 50 + (2) = 52
Appearance: 1d100 ⇒ 17Skeletal
Age: 1d100 ⇒ 17Youth15 + 4d10 ⇒ 15 + (5, 6, 3, 9) = 38
Quirk: 1d100 ⇒ 84 Flowing Hair
Background if allowed: A Shadow Over Thy Soul
Corruption: 1d5 ⇒ 1
Insanity: 1d5 ⇒ 5
Wounds: 1d5 + 6 ⇒ (2) + 6 = 8
Calculating 6 months of wealth as (70+21[rank 3])*6=546 throne gelt


Yeah, pretty much just use the one that most suits you.


Would a Sister of Battle or a Hospitaler be a better fit?


Here's my character and backstory.
Just need to buy his gear.

Backstory:

Lazerus remembers the exact moment when his powers awoke.
He was 15 and the gellar fields failed.
Things came in, making people claw at themselves and each other.
He remembered instinctively reaching into himself and warding one away from his mind, at least until it found easier prey.

2 days later the mashalls found him, 3 months later the black ships did and 15 years later the inquisitor found him, scratching words into his cell. Words he shouldn't have known.
Lazerus said he was sorry.
The Inquistitor said he would serve.

In the last 3 years he's learned things both how to fight and other forbidden things waiting to be called on again.

Today the inquistor knocked on his cell door and gave him not a book but an order.


MisterLurch wrote:
Would a Sister of Battle or a Hospitaler be a better fit?

It is entirely your choice.


Can the sister of battle from the Blood of Martyrs be used rather than the more generic Adepta Sororitas from the Inquisitor's Handbook?


No, while some of the stuff in there is fun, the Sisters in the book are on a completely different level to the one's in the Handbook. Who are already stronger than most.


Gender, Even-female, odd-male: 1d100 ⇒ 14 Female
Home world: 1d100 ⇒ 2 Feral
Career: 1d100 ⇒ 9 Assassin

Characteristic, Base 20: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (1, 4) + 20 = 25
Characteristic, Base 20: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (7, 1) + 20 = 28
Characteristic, Base 20: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (3, 6) + 20 = 29
Characteristic, Base 20: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (10, 8) + 20 = 38
Characteristic, Base 20: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (10, 2) + 20 = 32
Characteristic, Base 25: 2d10 + 25 ⇒ (6, 4) + 25 = 35
Characteristic, Base 25: 2d10 + 25 ⇒ (6, 4) + 25 = 35
Characteristic, Base 15: 2d10 + 15 ⇒ (2, 6) + 15 = 23
Characteristic, Base 15: 2d10 + 15 ⇒ (10, 9) + 15 = 34

Wounds: 1d5 + 9 ⇒ (3) + 9 = 12
Fate: 1d10 ⇒ 1
Starting Wealth: 120 + 3d10 ⇒ 120 + (1, 5, 6) = 132

Build: 1d100 ⇒ 19 Rangy
Age: 1d100 ⇒ 99 Old one 1d10 + 25 ⇒ (1) + 25 = 26

Skin: 1d100 ⇒ 5 Dark
Hair: 1d100 ⇒ 25 Blond
Eyes: 1d100 ⇒ 50 Grey

Quirks: 1d100 ⇒ 55 Hairy
Tribal Tatoo: 1d100 ⇒ 43 Spirit Shackle, if you take a trophy from a vanquished foe, you own their soul

Re-roll first base 20 characteristic: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (4, 10) + 20 = 34

Ok, something to work with.
Think I'll go with Dusk world origin and with your approval Jon, the Moritat background.

Another question.
How do you want to handle the monthly income increase when going up a rank?


Spazmodeus wrote:


How do you want to handle the monthly income increase when going up a rank?

So far, pretty much as written - roll the cash for each month. I'm aware this can be a hiccupy for some classes or backgrounds (Nobles) though. I am intending to start more impressive Cash Prizes and gear to be available as things go along.


Ok, thanks

Divination: 1d100 ⇒ 83
Thought begets heresy: Heresy begets Retribution , STR +3


JonGarrett wrote:
No, while some of the stuff in there is fun, the Sisters in the book are on a completely different level to the one's in the Handbook. Who are already stronger than most.

Fair enough. I will get something put together tomorrow.


Rolls for Character creation:
Schola Progenium Sister of Battle
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (10, 10) + 20 = 40
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (9, 8) + 20 = 37
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (2, 3) + 20 = 25
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (7, 7) + 20 = 34
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (5, 1) + 20 = 26
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (10, 1) + 20 = 31
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (3, 3) + 20 = 26
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (3, 6) + 20 = 29
2d10 + 20 ⇒ (5, 8) + 20 = 33
Reroll 25: 2d10 + 20 ⇒ (4, 7) + 20 = 31
Family's Fate: 1d100 ⇒ 20 Warrior Martyr
Fate points: 1d10 ⇒ 8. 3 Fate.
Starting wealth: 70 + 2d10 ⇒ 70 + (9, 7) = 86 Throne Gelt
Build: 1d100 ⇒ 31 Svelte (1.75m/65kg)
Divination: 1d100 ⇒ 93 "A Suspicious mind is a Healthy mind." Increase Perception by +3.
Calculating 6 months of wealth as (70+21[rank 3])*6=546 Throne Gelt

I cannot find where the roll is for insanity or corruption, nor for ages for Schola Progenium characters.


Sister Consentia Doranis reporting for duty.

I am working on background and xp expenditures. Any restriction to gear purchases during character creation?


I can't think of anything you'd likely be able to afford that'll cause problems, so it should be fine.

...but you'll need to roll to find anything very rare or harder.


About Afan:
A round is chambered, a breath let out, a kill is made.

A blank is a useful, rare thing. A soul that casts no light in the warp. A man immune to the corruption of chaos. A tool to root out and end cultists and heresy. Trained from a young age at the monastic heart of a world purged of Chaos by holy exterminatus, He learned his craft and learned it well. How to shoot, how to kill, how to blend in so he can get close and how to take a mark from distance unseen. He became as the round in one of his many beloved tools.

A round is chambered, a breath let out, a kill is made.

Eventually he was aimed at a universe of targets. A minor cult uprising on Balmus VII needing the head taken from the shoulders so the body can rot. Aldar III where a daemon born plague ravaged the hives, many a poor hiver never saw the danger before their life was snuffed out before the contamination could spread. Teancal IX... how many family members had to be left hanging in plain sight before the nobility capitulated? Does it matter?

A round is chambered, a breath let out, a kill is made.

And now, an inquisitor has need of a tool to get the job done... well we have a tool, and He will suffice.


That reminds me of a question I had: If two sources give me the same skill, is the extra mention of it lost, or does proficiency go up +10?


Lost, as far as I'm aware, but I'll double check that in a bit.


Hello all, current player here.

The matter of skills coming from two sources in character creation did crop up with Vasyl. The result then was allowing me to take a trained rank in a different skill.


Thank you, Vasyl. I'd completely forgotten we'd done that. The same would apply for our newest batch of sacrafices for the Imperium brave Inquisitorial agents.


Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day for applications.


Sounds good. I need to add two more skills, and settle equipment and upload her background.


Equipment:

Selling:
Staff: 10
Total funds: 602

Buying:
Hellpistol Pistol 140
Red dot sight 50
2 extra clips (total 3 assuming the gun comes with 1) 100
Guard Flak Armour 300
Microbead 20
1 charge packs pistol 10
Total expenses: 600

Funds left: 2


Well, that was an awkward time for the site to go down. I'm going to tentatively close recruitment, but if anyone wasn't able to submit a character due to the downtime please do feel free to get in touch.

Everyone else, I'll start rummaging through the applications now and decide the roster by tomorrow afternoon.


That's ok, didn't have time over the weekend to work on mine....have fun!


Callidia Doranis wrote:
Sounds good. I need to add two more skills, and settle equipment and upload her background.

Sorry for the delay, the maintenance period and my schedule yesterday made it impossible to get done.

I added the Survival and Concealment skills.

Equipment:
Funds: 632

Bolt Pistol - 250
Does this come with a full clip of shells?

8 Bolt Shells - 128

Respirator/Gas-Mask 25
Data-slate 25
Glow-globe/Lamp pack 15
Micro-bead 20

Remaining Wealth: 169

Background:
Callidia remembers the early days with the baggage train. Both her parents were Guardsmen and she spent her days with the other children of the Guardsmen. Life was simple and good, if grim. When the Commissar came for her, Callidia did not need to be told why; as a Guard child, the reality of war was already well known to her. Still, the voices of the adults faded into a near-meaningless hum ...
.. pincer trap .. saved hundreds .. heroes .. an honor .. for the best, really .. Progenium ..
She did not cry when they told her that both of her parents had been killed.
She did not cry when they told her that she would be sent away from the only life she had ever known.
She did not cry when they shipped her off with seven others whose parents had also died.
She did not cry when they could see her.
Her mother's words, "never let them see you hurt," served her well.

A model student. A shining example. Prefect. The praise of her instructors meant nothing to her. Only one thing mattered: her mother had been a firm believer in the Emperor, and Callidia did not want to dishonor the memory of her mother. What was done out of duty and honor slowly came to be done for its own sake. Habit became truth. By the time she was in her teens, Callidia was perfect for the Sisterhood.

Another move, but this one eagerly anticipated. Callidia could not believe she had made it into the ranks of the Adepta Sororitas. Her faith was strong, her belief absolute. She found happiness in serving with her Sisters, in serving the Emperor of Man. At seventeen she was reprimanded - again - for fidgeting during the many ceremonies; Callidia preferred to venerate the Emperor on the sparring ground. At eighteen she was sent to the militant order, and at nineteen, she cut down her first heretic.

There were many after that. Before each battle, Callidia prayed to the Emperor to guide her hand in his righteous service. After each kill, she begged the Emperor to take pity on the misguided souls.

Now another change comes. She is to be sent away from her sisters and the comfort of a clearly identified enemy. An Inquisitor has need of the talents of a Sister of Battle, and she will answer the call with no hesitation for in this too, shall she serve her Emperor...


OK, boys and girls. The four of you who completed your applications can join in. That would be Jene Rodriguez, Callidia Doranis, Lazerus Mast and Afan Driscol.

Please swing by the Discussion thread while we get squirrelled away, and thank you for applying.

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