Firstly, I'd Like to apologize for the rather long title of my game ( To be titled
This is a re-start of a previous Rp that never quite got out of the planning stage. Too complicated and confusing (I had several tables with multiple d10's plus other numbers). So I'm doing away with that and making it a purely story driven roleplaying experience (no dice).
BackgroundIt is the 41st Millenium and there is Only War
. Mankind is beset on all sides from without by the alien, and from within by the the traitor and the heretic. For Ten thousand years the Emperor of mankind has sat on his Golden Throne on Holy Terra. His imesurable psychic powers protecting humanity and the Imperium.
The Imperium was founded by the Emperor, also called The Immortal Emperor, God-Emperor, and the Master of Mankind, at the end of the Age of Strife - a very long period of anarchy, war, and destructive regression which brought humanity to the brink of destruction and reversed the technological progression made during the Dark Age of Technology.
As the Warp storms of the Age of Strife subsided, after having secured the scientific posts and spacedocks of Luna, along with the factories and scientists on Mars, the Emperor began to unite mankind under his rule. A vast navy was built, with which his armies undertook the Great Crusade, which lasted for about two centuries.
During this two hundred year-long military campaign, the Emperor employed his most potent military units, the Space Marine Legions, led by their leaders, the Primarchs. These, combined with the might of the Imperial Army (which was later separated into the Imperial Guard and the Imperial Navy), brought thousands of human worlds together under the Imperium. The Great Crusade ended with the corruption and treachery of the Primarch Horus, the instigator of the Horus Heresy.
The rebellion was fought across the galaxy. Horus, seeking to achieve a swift and decisive victory, led most of the traitor forces in a direct strike at the capital of humanity, in the Battle of Terra. In the final decisive battle between the Emperor and the Arch-Traitor, Horus was slain, leading to the breakup of the rebellion. However the Master of Mankind was himself mortally wounded. According to his instructions he was placed on the life-preserving Golden Throne, where, for nearly ten thousand years, he has remained. Though physically a carcass incapable of movement or communication, his omnipotent will extends across the million worlds of the Imperium, beaming the psychic energy of the Astronomican, soul-binding psychic humans and struggling against the daemons of the Warp. He endures by his undying will, and by the sustenance that only the souls of sacrificial psykers can provide. By the numberless masses of humanity he is worshipped as a god.
Mankind Is largely defended by The Armies of men and war machines of the Imperial Guard (also called the Astra Miitarum). Countless Billions of men and women dying on battlefields literally as numberless as the stars in the night sky in defence of the Imperium and a planet that many have only heard of in legend.
How the Armies of Man traverse the stars is due to the Fleets of starships of the Imperial Navy.
Battleships and carriers containing Thousands of (occasionally press ganged) men, Escorts carrying hundreds and single pilot Fighter aircraft all fall under the preview of the Imperial Navy. Where You come in
You are Members of the newly raised 187th Imperial Navy Fighter wing (name to be decided). You are all fresh out of the academy and are heading out aboard the Dictator Class Cruiser "Righteous Fury" on route to your first real mission after years of training in piloting your Thunderbolt fighter-bombers in both atmospheric and space born action. Righteous FuryThunderbolt Fighter
The Tunderbolts are armed with 2x Twin linked Autocannons and Twin linked Lascannons. With Under wing Hard points for air-to-ground/air-to-air missiles and/or bombs and/or extra fuel. Pilots
Pilots have a standard equipment that consists of: Flight suit incl. boots and gloves, Fight helmet with built in photo visor/com bead, Las pistol, combat knife, combi-tool, emergency rations (3 days), Emergency transponder, Mk 9k "archangel" emergency gravchute.
Now for the meat of the situation.
Any questions fell free to ask and I'll do my best to answer. So just post interest and/or a character sheet below and we'l see how things go.