Caution: Wall of text after the spoiler break. I'm trying something very different with this character, as my past experiences have me playing either a Psyker or a Sister. This character is really a point and click type character, with the vast majority of actual play in non-combat situations directly related to roleplay.
Another thing I haven't much played around with is the idea of a truly 'damaged' character. So new things all around.
Character Name: Lucia Fel
Home World: Scintilla (Schola Progenium)
Career Path: Assassin (Sell-Steel)
Imperial Divination: The gun is mightier than the sword.
Ordo of Interest: Hereticus
Fate Points: 2
Basic Weapon Training (Las, SP)
Heavy Weapon Training (SP)
Melee Weapon Training (Primitive)
Pistol Training (Las, SP)
Thrown Weapon Training
Awareness (Per) +0
Concealment (Ag) +0
Dodge (Ag) +10
Literacy (Int) +0
Speak Language (High Gothic) (Int) +0
Speak Language (Low Gothic) (Int) +10
(Count as basic Skills)
Common Lore (Administratum) (Int)
Common Lore (Ecclesiarchy) (Int)
Common Lore (Imperial Creed) (Int)
Common Lore (Imperium) (Int)
Common Lore (War) (Int)
Scholastic Lore (Philosophy) (Int)
Sheltered Upbringing: Take a –10 penalty on all Charm, Command, Deceive and Scrutiny Tests when dealing with the worst of examples of humanity (cultists, traitors, narco-addicts, gutter scum, mutants and the like).
Tempered Will: Whenever you would attempt a Very Hard (–30) Willpower Test, you only take a –20 penalty for your Characteristic instead of the normal –30.
Institutionalisation: The Acolyte has been indoctrinated into the belief that the Holy Ordos are infallable (after all, she was innocent, and his prison branding proves it) The Acolyte is immune to any attempts to Charm, Command, Deceive, or Intimidate him into acting against his Inquisitorial masters If he wishes to act against his own cell or the Inquisition he must succeed in a Very Hard(-30) Willpower Test.
Against the Odds: The character loses one Fate Point
Special Circumstances: The Acolyte gains +3 to every Characteristic and +1 Wound
Good-Quality Autogun (3 reloads)
Advances: (400 xp)
Hive Gang Member (200 xp)
Proven Innocent (100 xp)
BS Simple Advance (100 xp)
Weight: 135 (160 when recovered)
Skin color: Tan
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Hazel
Abstains from any intoxicants.
Has a habit of speaking in long, drawn out sentences.
Convenience (bi-sexual) - Not a primary drive
Clean, Alive, Physically Intact (augments give her an uncomfortable feeling)
Lucia, named after the Saint, is a member of the long and extensive Fel family - a noble branch with a long history of turning out notable service members for the Imperial Navy. A Fel Admiral has, for the last two thousand years, been tasked with the supervision of the Scintillan home fleet, and this responsibility has directly colored the family's impressions of Imperial society. Militant and staunchly professional, all Fel children are referred directly to the Schola, rather than rely on private tutors. Their trust in Imperial institutions, according to the family thought process, can only be up-kept if they show the same level of trust themselves. The children, once fostered in the Imperial Schola, and properly educated in the divine majesty of the Imperium of Man, are allowed to rejoin their families and begin serving with distinction in a Naval officer's role. Advancement is based strictly on merit, and it is with some degree of pride that Fel officers hold many of the important fleet positions in the Calixis Sector.
However, through an entirely mysterious chain of events, the Fel family has managed to disappear from all records seemingly overnight. This had the cumulative effect of nearly every family member being directly tried as an impostor living under an assumed name, with much of the Scintillan fleet thrown into disarray at the news. Given the broad reach of the Administratum, it was assumed that no error could have been made, and the Fel family was, relatively quietly, allowed to disappear from the history books with barely a whimper. Their family estates were seized by the Scintillan government, and the once proud family can now be found among the very masses they once protected.
Lucia was born at the height of the Fel power base, and was in her last few months of her Schola education when the erasure happened. Schola officials were at first shocked, then highly suspicious of how such an event came to pass. Believing that there had been at least some error, she was allowed to finish her courses - albeit she never formally graduated as she had no official person-hood to which a certification could be made out to. Quietly returning to her family, she turned to self-destructive behavior which was bound to end poorly - in this case a back alley knife fight where only the barest luck and a discredited former surgeon were able to keep her alive.
Seeing how this chain of events was getting her nowhere, and having nearly died, something in Lucia's personality shifted, and she found new purpose in investigating the erasure itself. She began diligently training in all manners of personal protection, receiving tuition not from formal tutors of the upper hives, but from the gunslingers, thugs, bounty hunters, and cut-throats of the under hive. Their tutelage has made her much more capable of enacting the revenge she envisions when she finds the target of her obsession. During this training period, she began to take on odd jobs for former contacts - quietly dispatching a merchant, intimidating a junior officer, and less savory activities. This has provided her with a funding pool with which she has equip herself in poor (if well-maintained) equipment. this was bound to hit a snag eventually however, and her attempted assassination of an Interrogator masquerading as a minor Administratum clerk nearly proved to be her end.
Rather than abruptly ending her career for good, the Interrogator instead ran her files, turning up nothing. Astonished, he contacted his Inquisitor, who requested Lucia be extradited to Inquisitorial purview. Under scrutiny and the ministrations of the Inquisition, she revealed the full details of her life history. Seeing the potential use of a nameless Assassin, the Inquisitor offered her a classic carrot and stick example. Serve the Inquisition, and it's resources will, when possible, be put to unraveling the plot against the Fel's. Refuse, and she would be executed for assaulting a member of the Holy Ordos.
With her new purpose in mind, Lucia had taken to working for her biggest possible benefactor.
Lucia is a highly driven individual, and deeply unstable on an emotional level. Her defensive nature is one of someone who has grown up in high circumstances, and was subsequently forced into the lowest levels of society. Quick to shift blame or otherwise defer onto another entity, she is finding it hard to keep up with the heavy duties expected of an Inquisitorial Acolyte. Through the prickly and damaged shell is a young woman who does not fundamentally understand what has happened, and this constitutes a form of shock that is only now beginning to wane. Nonetheless, she is staunchly loyal to those important to her, as her abrupt cessation of all contacts has broken off all former friendships. She uses sex as an emotional hook to keep people close to her, and is deeply affected by minor slights or instances where individuals could be seen as 'pulling away'.
She is slightly emaciated, with a less than healthy constitution and a sickly figure, the results of unclean water, a lack of proper nutrition, and the ministrations of the Inquisition itself all having done their part to waste away her body. The return of proper nutrients has done her well, putting on a bit of weight and no longer at risk of abject starvation. She is a strikingly tall woman, who once may have been considered pretty before her life went through its string of hardships. Now, a number of scars and gang tattoos mark her skin, tokens of fights, sexual assault, and identity branding in the lower hives.
What will you sacrifice?
Depending on the circumstances, anyone or anything. The lives of the few matter not before the lives of the many.
What do you desire?
-Resolution regarding her family. By extension, a place back in Imperial society, rather than being forced to live on scraps and her own meager earnings.
What do you hate?
Being in debt to someone or something.
Three rumors you’ve heard about an Inquisitor(s) of the Wandering Conclave.
-Inquisitor Gorm is both ancient and deeply unsettling. Hushed rumors say he is a member of a faction secret even within the Inquisition.
-Inquisitor Valiant is deeply, some say insanely, pious. Her drive to eradicate the xeno, witch, and heretic is nigh inhuman.
-Inquisitor Ravel is considered to be lazy and slovenly, and her hedonism knows no bounds. How their presence was deemed necessary on the Conclave is a matter of great dispute.
Two possible traits you’d like to see in the Inquisitor who chooses you as Proven Acolytes.
- Staunchly Puritan, tolerating no deviancy or Radicalism of any sort, and hellbent on rooting it out.
-Quietly, but pervasively Radical. Their operating methods, if fully known, would have them branded a heretic and a traitor - as well as any of their trusted allies.
One unsolved case or mystery that ties into the character’s history that they insist on pursuing.
- Her family name has disappeared from all Imperial records, their generations long name broken off suddenly and with no clue as to the motivation. While this makes her an ideal agent (according to the Imperium she does not exist), her assets and any connections to Imperial society have been abruptly cut off. Her Inquisitor has pledged the restoration of her family name as payment for her services.