Helfist (formerly Kryl Aesvel)
Once Helfist was a member of the Vlka Fenryka
, but that was many a years ago and he has long shed those constraining chains. At first he was still a little uncertain with what he was doing when he opened fire upon the very battle-brothers he fought alongside since his time as a bloodclaw, but as he then revoked his oath to Leman Russ and the Emperor and swore fealty to Huron, why he did so became obvious or at least he thought he knew at first; preservation. Fighting for the God-Emperor, there was no doubt that eventually he would have been laid low on some planet by an unknown enemy, or if he was lucky he could maybe be remembered in a saga of his own, but that wasn't what he desired. He wanted to live, to fight foes without worry of being slain himself.
With his other fellow defectors, Kryl gladly served alongside Huron for several decades upon the Wolf of Fenris before his mind began to come up with traitorous thoughts towards Huron. Why was he, a former son of Russ, serving someone as cowardly as Huron, who merely struck foes that could hardly defend themselves? Where was the sport in that? Slow, over the course of another decade, Kryl’s desires began to change from simple preservation into the desire to hunt and fight deadly foes. Reflecting now, he realized that he did a complete turnaround, but it didn't truly matter why it was that he did so. Defecting from Huron this time, Kryl managed to ‘convince’ a Rogue Trader to transport him to a far corner of the Imperium, with a lie about being able to protect him should Huron Blackheart decide to attack the mortal. This led to his eventual arrival of the Calix sector.
Once there he began to travel around the sector, seeking out foes of renown and planets deemed deadly, such as Fedrid or Dusk. He sought out ever increasingly dangerous creatures and foes to perfect his own fighting techniques when not lending his blade to a rising cult or warband, also changing his name to Helfist on account for how he liked to dispatch his foe with his own fists (gauntlets, power fists, etc,). It was during such a time, when a cult dedicated to the worship of Tzeentch, recruited him and others to aid in initializing a plot in the name of their god and they needed a little more muscle to get the job done. They landed upon Iocanthos, the reason why not mattering to him as he wanted merely to test his strength against whatever champion the foe would posses, but they instead found more than they bargained for. Though they had aimed to take down the home of the Opening Eye and take care of a few Sisters of Battle, The Abbey of the Dawn.
Arriving at the location, the followers of Tzeentch attacked and at the opening stages it would have seemed that they would easily win the fight, but the Sisters from the Order of the Ebon Chalice proved to be a tougher lot than first anticipated. They managed to hold out long enough for reinforcements to arrive, in the from of Seth the Voice's army. Though ill equipped, Seth's impassioned speech's was all they needed to fight. Now besieged on two sides, the Chaos warband was doomed to being wiped out, but as the final clash came, Helfist was by the Warband's leader who merely said "All according to plan." before charging forth to meet his own end. Helfist found this odd, but then those aligned with Tzeentch were an odd bunch, and he himself strode into the fight only to be knocked out near the end of the fight by a terrible wound, even by a corrupted marines standard.
Unknown to him, his body was discovered to be still breathing, and in a rare moment, Palatine Rhiannon turned Helfist over to the Inquisition so that he may confess and then pay for the crimes he committed.Aspects:Son of Russ:
Though he no longer serves Russ, genetically speaking he is still a Son of Russ. As such, his senses are sharper than most and he can be prone to bestial rages, possibly rivaling the fury of a Khorn Bezerker.Defector:
Helfist is about as loyal as a Dark Elder on a good day. He will willingly serve alongside anyone so long as he get's to face increasingly challenging and deadly opponents. However, should he feel that he is dealing with a subpar opponent, then he will not hesitate to leave his current master and join a new Warband.Up Close and Personal:
Even before he became a Red Corsair, Helfist was extremely proficient in melee combat and he feels that those utilize only ranged combat are weaklings, though he does understand their importance in certain circumstances. As such, Helfist possess no ranged weapons of his own and only uses close combat, and especially fist based weapons (power fists, chain fists, etc,).Cover is for Cowards:
When it comes to a fight Helfist prefers to be the first one in and scorns those who hides in cover, seeing it as an act of cowardice. He will gladly charge through any weapons fire to close with his foe, believing that his armor will see him through.