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Let's LARP the Emperor's Finest - a wh40k IF

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Holy Cow, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Kayerts Arcane

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    Okay, let's do this:

    3. Character name: Matthaeus Custodis
    Chapter: ~*ULTRAMARINES*~
    Chapter Demeanor: Release The C'Tan Courage and Honour
    Character Demeanor: Humble
    Character History:
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    Matthaeus was born (or some say, sprang fully-formed from the Emperor's head) long ago. As a boy he was found by a chapter master of the Adeptus Astartes, whose chapter has since been purged from the imperial records. He was considered for induction into their neophytes briefly, until the chapter master realized that the human boy somehow already exceeded the powers of the superhuman Space Marines. There was only one chapter worthy of accepting such a neophyte, and so the chapter master went to his spiritual liege Marneus Calgar and presented the boy to him. He and his entire chapter then simultaneously committed suicide, knowing that with the birth of this child they had become obsolete. The Imperium of Man would have no better guardian than this.

    Matthaeus quickly distinguished himself among the neophytes, often outstripping the Ultramarine initiates teaching him (and thus, by transitivity, the brother-captains of many lesser chapters). He recovered within minutes from the augmentation procedure to become a Space Marine, and in addition to the normal 19 implants was given an additional 30. (No one knows what they do, but they are rumored to be "really cool.") He studied the Codex
    Astartes tirelessly, and within his first months as a battle-brother, he was considered to be a master of Steel Rain.

    In each of his many battles defending the realms of Ultramar, Matthaeus distinguished himself further and further. This is especially impressive when you consider that he came back from his first scouting mission holding the spinal columns of a Bloodthirster of Khorne in each hand, saying only he "ran into some trouble." For his feats, he became the youngest Ultramarine ever to attain the rank of sergeant.

    One day, when Chief Librarian Tigurius was engaging in psychic combat with the Tyranid Hivemind (he had just called it a "peener-head"), he was caught off-guard by the manifestation of all four Chaos Gods, confronting him in the warp. While Tigurius is certainly the greatest psyker in the galaxy and probably the peer of the Emperor himself, even he could not defend himself from these foes. But one man could. Tigurius reported seeing a great flash of light before him, and then, the presence of young Sergeant Custodis. "Go away, you jerks," said the luminous sergeant, and in terror at the mighty psychic presence before them, the Dark Powers fled. It was that day that Matthaeus became the first Sergeant-Librarian in the Ultramarines' history. (They found a footnote in the Codex Astartes that said it was okay, if the sergeant-librarian was "really cool," and Matthaeus was.)

    From that day forward, Chapter Master Marneus Calgar frequently consulted the young sergeant-librarian whenever he needed help with anything tough. Brother-Captain Sicarius was often reprimanded for going through young Matthaeus's trash, notwithstanding his excuse of wanting to touch something of Matthaeus's. Calgar has frequently contemplated adding an hour to evening meditations, in which battle-brothers consider Matthaeus and reflect on how they could be more like him.

    Eventually, while Calgar wanted to keep Matthaeus on Macragge forever, he realized that would be selfish and sent Matthaeus out to the Holy Ordos. Despite his psyker powers, the inquisitors wouldn't let Matthaeus join the Grey Knights because "that might make him uppity." But they winked and told Matthaeus that if he did a good job in the Deathwatch, he might just get to transfer!

    Matthaeus's proudest moment came when he met Kaldor Draigo during a meeting with an Ordo Malleus inquisitor. Seeing the clear superiority in Matthaeus that could only come from a true Son of Guilliman, the Grandmaster of the Grey Knights challenged him to an honourable arm-wrestling match. After a long, grueling contest, the shockwaves from which nearly bowed over the terminators cheering the two on, a draw was declared. Matthaeus's last memory of Draigo was the latter giving him a respectful salute as the doors to his shuttle closed. Perhaps there was a tear in his eye.


    Specialty: Is Awesome!
    WS: 60
    BS: 60
    S: 60
    T: 59 (balanced character design includes weaknesses as well as strengths!)
    AG: 60
    INT: RG (too high to be measured; the Imperial Officio Psychometricum has given him the top-secret "Really Good" designation)
    PER: 60
    WP: 70 (because he shows restraint!)
    FEL: 60

    Abilities:

    And They Shall Know No Fluff: Perhaps Matthaeus's most formidable ability, he is so rad that the laws of the universe frequently reshape themselves around him, for they do not wish to constrain him. Established constants of the 41st millennium bend and break at his whim. No one knows exactly how this happens, but it's probably because he's awesome. Examples may be found in Matthaeus's many victories over fearsome World Eaters sorcerers and over innumerable armies of heretical Sisters of Battle.

    Keeper of the Scales: While young for a space marine, Sergeant-Librarian Custodis is already known across the segmentum for his sense of fairness and balance. His judgment and keen grasp of subtlety is respected by brother-captains and Imperial generals alike. Once per conversation, he may automatically choose to succeed on any persuasion check.
     
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  2. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Seems balanced to me
     
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  3. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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  4. Commissar Draco KKKodex WCDS Commissar Patron

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    Protect the Codex Holly Passage from Matt Ward Warp! Why we can't play with cool chapter like Blood Ravens instead of Emos (Dark Angels) and Fags (Ultrasmerfs)?
     
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  5. Commissar Draco KKKodex WCDS Commissar Patron

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    200 points- Captain Gabriel Angelos of 3rd Company, Master of The Watch -

    WS-6 BS-5 S-4 T-4 W-3 I-5 A-3 Ld-10 Sv-+2/+3

    Special Rules-
    Independent Character, And They Shall Know No Fear, Combat Tactics or Chapter Tactics,
    War Cry, Rites of Battle and My Foe Shall Fall!

    Chapter Tactics- The Blood Ravens have been known to "adjust" their interpretation of the Codex Astartes based on the foe they face. All units may exchange Combat Tactics for Chapter Tactics, which allows all tactical squads under Gabriel Angelos command to gain one of the following USRs: Counter-Attack or Tank Hunter, his company veterans being highly adept at these. The rule must be chosen before deployment, and all tactical squads must gain the same rule. Veteran squads have trained too long in their discipline to gain the benefit of this "adjustment".

    My Foe Shall Fall!- Gabriel Angelos is renowned for felling mighty Blood Thirsters and Hive Tyrants alike, any enemy will fall to his might. Before a game starts, Gabriel Angelos may nominate an enemy IC for My Foe Shall Fall!, he gains USR: preferred enemy and a +1 attack against that IC and only that IC, even if there are multiple of the same IC it is agasint that specific one.

    War Cry- Gabriel Angelos has been known to inspire his Space Marines with his awe inspiring war cry, filling them with the holy protection of the Emepror. Before Gabriel charges an enemy, he must declare that he is using War Cry and roll for leadership test, if he passes, then this ability gives the unit Angelos is attached to a Invulnerable Save of +5 for the first assault round between Gabriel's unit and the unit he has charged. If the unit Gabriel is attached to kills or routs the enemy unit, they make there sweeping advance and consolidation and keep the ability until Gabriel's next assault phase in which the unit he is attached to return to there normal stats, if they are defeated, they lose the benefit that assault phase. Gabriel is not affected from this as he already has a +3 Invulnerable Save

    Wargear-
    God-Splitter- A two handed master-crafted Daemonhammer gifted to Gabriel by Inquistor Toth to slay the Daemon Prince Sindri on Tartarus, unfortunately opening the Maledictum releasing a far greater foe to face later in life. It Has been used by him ever since to smite his foes for the Emperor. Counts as a master-crafted Daemonhammer and also gives a +1 attack(this is included in Gabriel's stats). All hits by Godsplitter are resloved at strength 8

    Gabriel's Judgment- A suit of masterly crafted artificer armor, forged for Gabriel after His leave of Tartarus, the forging process taking many centuries to complete the use of new techniques making sure the armor was almost impenetrable and a glorious sight to be hold for the 3rd Company Captain. It was given to him after his return from his purging of Rahe's Paradise of the Necron. Grants a +2 Armor Save

    Cloak of The Blood Ravens- Gifted to Gabriel by there Chapter Master after the crushing defeat he delivered to the Tau in the Targa System. It bears not only the symbol of The Blood Ravens upon it, but the blood of ever Chapter Master and brother fell in battle since the dawn of the chapter, the saying is that the fallen brothers protect the wearer shielding him from almost certain death at the hands of the enemy.Grants a +3 Invulnerable Save

    Frag & Krak Grenades

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/236238.page

    Something like this?
     
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  6. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    2. If we tell the Spehss Mehreen that the Codex can blow a grox we'll not make it 10 paces before we're ded.
     
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  7. Baltika9 Arcane

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  8. ironyuri Guest

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    The Codex is for the Astartes, not for the IG. We can gtfo if we so please, Mattheus would probably try to cover our retreat and die trying.
     
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  9. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Madly dash through open killing fields vs sit down surrounded and wait for deff, WHICH IS BETTER AND WHY

    at least the second one has slightly increased chances cuz MATT WAAAAAAAAARD is there to guide us.




    The Codex Astartes names this manoeuvre steel rain...
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    2. Stand behind by Matthaeus, he is Blessed by the Emperor and if we stand by him we will gain that protection.
     
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  11. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    2. Hold the line
     
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  12. Jick Magger Arcane Patron

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    2. Matt Ward's protecting us, what could go wrong?
    Plus I've got a sneaking suspicion that he'll just shoot us in the back of the face for cowardice and/or heresy if we try it.
     
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  13. oscar Tacticular Staff

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    2. Fight until death.
     
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  14. Commissar Draco KKKodex WCDS Commissar Patron

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    ^ What gentleman above said.... No Retreat No Surrender 2
     
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  15. Kayerts Arcane

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    2. With the masterful strategies of Roboute Guilliman, and alongside Matthaeus Custodis, Equal-To-The-Primarchs, victory is all but guaranteed!
     
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  16. Azira Arcane Patron

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    One update in, and we're going to die already. :lol: :bro:
     
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  17. Commissar Draco KKKodex WCDS Commissar Patron

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    This better to die for Matt Ward teh Emperor than live for yourself... besides Heroic death on battlefield >>>> ending up as Demon host or being shot by Commissar.
     
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  18. Storyfag Arcane

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    2 :salute:
     
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  19. Bloodshifter Educated

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  20. ironyuri Guest

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    No offense, bro, but whenever I see your name, I read it as "Bloodshitter"
     
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  21. Bloodshifter Educated

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    Yea I get that alot its actually a class from a semi old game no problem
     
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  22. Esquilax Arcane

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    I figured that our guys didn't really follow the Codex Astartes?
     
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  23. treave Arcane Patron

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    Matthaeus Custodis is the Codex Astartes. When Robotman wrote it the Emperor gave him a vision of the future, of Matthaeus, and it was Matthaeus's epic strategic feats that he patterned the Codex after.
     
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  24. ironyuri Guest

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    I can't wait to see Mattheus' "epic strategic victory" in this situation. :smug:


    Too bad for us, we're not playing Mattheus, just a nameless guardsman who won't survive.
     
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  25. Jick Magger Arcane Patron

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    Thought for the day:
    A COWARD ALWAYS SEEKS COMPROMISE.
     
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