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Offline Voichin

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2009, 10:58:32 AM »
Well, the concept behind the "Improvised regiment" is that they are specialized in adopting fighting tactics and weaponry according to the situation, thus I decided to put just the bare minimum before finding out in what military position will be the character in the beginning of the roleplay. Carrying several grenades on your belt if you are in a big and populated area for example makes you look like a moron and heavy anti-tank weapons are simply...heavy.

I'll simply add equipment to which he has access according to the mission.

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2009, 12:53:09 PM »
Which was what I meant when I said, 'expand on this during the course of the RP'. I hope Nylock gets approved quickly, because when he gets into his character, we can get this show on the road.

Do you have a preference for which Inquisitor you will be working Voichin? If not, I can simply conscript you in either one's service. After all, an Inquisitor needs someone to drive his vehicles. And a war hero who specialises in this would be a perfect candidate for that job.

Offline Asmodeus

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2009, 02:09:37 PM »
I'm sure Shadey will get approved.

I attacked a few members and threatened to put a cat in a blender, and they still approved me.  Shadey should be fine, as long as none of you are female.



Offline Voichin

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2009, 03:19:09 PM »
I'll wait and see what will be Nylock's character and then decide, but as far as dogmas go, I prefer the Thorian ideas better.

Offline Jack Shade

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2009, 04:16:54 PM »
I've well noted approval is not automatic...I can only hope I'm the kind of material this site desires and that it shant take an over abundance of time to step toward the other side.

Thank you for the reference site on Warhammer...I'll read up as much as I can and submit a character somewhere in the noontime of tomorrow.

Or toward the early hours if things end up ahead of schedule.

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Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2009, 05:11:24 PM »
Well, you're approved now, so enjoy :)

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2009, 05:35:46 PM »
Congratulations Nylock, I hope you'll enjoy this and perhaps other roleplays on Elliquiy as much as I have so far.

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Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2009, 06:30:52 PM »
Greetings all. I'm Paladin. I talked to Crowloft about playing and he said to introduce myself. I love Inquisitor in all its forms. I own and play the game and have ran an RPG using the IMQUISITOR mini's rules. I also own and play WH40K and Dark Heresy as well as owning the Esinhorn Trilogy. Just thought I'd say my piece. I'd like to play an Inquisitor or Maybe a Deathwatch Marine or Grey Knight on loan to whoever the inquisitor is. (Yes it has happened in the books.)

Offline Jack Shade

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2009, 06:37:51 PM »
You may refer to me as Shadey if it suites you...I've changed to my normal forum name anyways.

Still reading up on warhammer...suggestions as to equipment is welcome.

Are there any other notable rps people would suggest me join as well?

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2009, 06:52:48 PM »
Welcome Paladin, to our little group of Warhammer 40k enthusiasts. Even though some of us are new at the game and the universe, I believe we all find it highly interesting. Its good to see another player of the tabletop and the RP books, though I'd like to point out that we will not be using the actual rules of the game. No dice rolling, no complicated ranges and abilities. Everyone's actions will be posted and I as GM will resolve the outcome, of course, you can post that you safely walk down the stairs, though when the actual combat or diplomacy starts, I will make sure to handle the immediate reactions ensuring an interesting and exciting game without the hassle of learning many rules. This of course has its own pitfalls, though I've got many years of experience with freeform RP's such as these and I hope you will all enjoy it as much as I will.

Now moving on, Shadey, some suggestions on equipment. It is typical for an officer and in extension an Inquisitor to carry both a melee and a ranged weapon. This could range from a laspistol to a plasmapistol or a stormbolter, combined with a powersword, powerfist if you're wearing powerarmour or even a force weapon if you have access to very expensive weaponry.
To keep it simple, bolters have a wide range of ammunition which can be adapted to suit the situation. Fighting against armoured foes, many lightly armoured ones or even biological entities and deamons, there's a bolter round to suit everyone's needs. Not to mention the fact that shooting .75 caliber rounds will hurt regardless of the specialty rounds you put in, oh, they also explode. So a bolter is a safe choice for everyone able to pick one up and squeeze the trigger.
A powersword is capable of slicing through some of the toughest armours and has proven effective in melee combat since the middle ages. The added power component just makes it stronger, and thats exactly the kind of weapon a smart Inquisitor would use.
This combo might make you seem standard, though a Puritan Inquisitor would be proud to take the effective example of his predecessors, and fight as the Emperor taught.

Coming back to you Paladin, I just had to say that I love the idea of a Grey Knight with his own nemesis force weapon to accompany the Puritan Inquisitor, the boundry between the radical pro-warp Inquisitor would become that much greater, increasing the potential for many differences. Which will make the RP very interesting.

Again moving on, I've made some additions to the entry post, it now contains an extensive introduction to the campaign including some of the important characters. Feel free to look it up and get a feel for it. http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=29616.msg1113919#msg1113919
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 07:06:05 PM by Maximillion Crowloft »

Offline Kroduk

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2009, 07:14:16 PM »
Got room for one more? I'm a Warhammer and 40K fanatic with a healthy lust...

for CARNAGE.  :D

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2009, 07:26:34 PM »
If we're going to get both Inquisitorial groups to reasonable amount of characters and acolytes we will need more. You're welcome to join, though keep in mind, however gruesome the warhammer 40k universe is, it is not solely about carnage and destruction and death and killing ripping shooting mauling... Well, perhaps a little.

Offline Kroduk

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2009, 07:32:26 PM »
Yeah, I'm cool with that. That in mind, is there any role in particular that needs to be filled, or shall I just go nuts?

Offline Jack Shade

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2009, 09:43:36 PM »
I'm sure Shadey will get approved.

I attacked a few members and threatened to put a cat in a blender, and they still approved me.  Shadey should be fine, as long as none of you are female.




And what's that supposed to mean....

o.O

Offline dready

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2009, 11:43:43 PM »
Yeah, I'm cool with that. That in mind, is there any role in particular that needs to be filled, or shall I just go nuts?
*raises hand* same here, though minus the nuts part. >.>

Offline Asmodeus

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2009, 06:24:49 AM »
And what's that supposed to mean....

o.O

It means I have total faith in your ability to get approved, my friend.  ;)


Anyway Jack, I've got an advanced melee weapon and a sub-standard pistol.  If you have the reverse, it could be interesting.

Failing that, strap the Grey Knight onto your arm and wave him at anything that's not a demi-god.  You'll be fine. 


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Offline Voichin

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2009, 09:07:58 AM »
If I recall correctly grey knights would have problems with a horusian.

As for vostroyans - they don't but I'm still undecided. Anyways, thanks for the cookies.

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2009, 09:38:21 AM »
A grey knight would stand against everything a Horusian is trying to acchieve. I meant for the grey knight to join the Thorian Inquisitor, it would make absolutely no sense for a grey knight to join the Horusian one indeed.

If you're undecided, just go with the one that has the least members.

Now while there are no specific rules that 'must' be fulfilled, it would greatly help to Inquisitors to have several types of henchmen availabe. The following is a citation from http://warhammer40k.wikia.com, though I'll post it to provide a quick help for those trying to create a character for the Inquisitorial retinues.

"Often experienced inquisitors or ones in need of specific services depending on ordo or the current situation at hand will have retinues of henchmen that he has deemed most useful. These retinues can be made up of a variety of individuals from Chirurgeon medics to lobotomised gun servitors carrying massive heavy weapons. The full list of known used henchmen is described below[2][4]:

    * Acolytes - Interrogator/Explicator: An Inquisitor can take on apprentices and teach them everything they know so that they too can some day be full inquisitors like their master.

    * Chirurgeons - Torturer/Excoriator/Sister Hospitalier: Members of the orders hospitalier or just those trained in torture and punishment, they can aid an Inquisitor in interrogating prisoners or healing wounds done to the Inquisitor in battle.

    * Familiars - Cherubim/Servo-skull/Psyber-eagle: By far the strangest of henchmen, familiars boost the psychic prowess of Inquisitors and allow him greater initiative. (N.B.: In Inquisitor game terms, these would normally be considered as part of a character's equipment, not as a member of the warband.)

    * Hierophant - Castigator/Ecclesiarchy Priest/Exorcist: Fiery members of the Ecclesiarchy, they boost the faith of the demonhunters they are in service to and chant exorcisms and prayers that can cause agony to nearby daemons.

    * Mystics - Astropath/Warp-Seer/Sanctioned Psyker: Sanctioned psykers used by the Inquisition to detect the presence of daemonic creatures.

    * Penitent - Bound Psyker/Penitent Witch/Pariah: When a Witch Hunter makes a heretic psyker repent his sins (a notably rare event), he could become what could be called a "psychic lightning rod", absorbing the psychic attacks of other heretic psykers and protecting the inquisitor and retinue in battle.

    * Sages - Autosavant/Lexmechanic/Calculus Logi: Individuals whose mathematical skills are so keen that they can calculate firing angles and trajectories perfectly, increasing the chance for an Inquisitor's ranged weaponry of hitting its mark.

    * Warrior - Imperial Guard Veteran/Combat-Servitor/Gun-Servitor /Crusader: They act as bodyguards and gunmen for inquisitors that serve their master in the direct, physical combat against the minions of Chaos.

    * Untouchables - Untouchable: Inquisitors may also bring in an untouchable to counter detection from that of another psyker or a group of psykers. Normally an untouchable do little more than serve as a "tourist" that follows the inquisitor. Use of untouchables in the Inquisition was first introduced by Inquisitor Eisenhorn who, after finding an untouchable, helps form a distaff because of their usefulness against the many powerful psykers the Inquisition encounters. (This distaff was attacked and destroyed by the heretic Pontius Glaw, but untouchables were used after their underrated ability saved Inquisitor Eisenhorn many times. Some examples of untouchables prominent in the Warhammer galaxy include Wystan Frauka of Gideon Ravenor's retinue, and Jurgen, who was used among other reasons by Commisar Ciaphas Cain.) "

I hope this will give some ideas, and I will be able to provide more information if one of these themes cathes your interest. The radical, Horusian, Inquisitor would be the only one who would take any chaotic or warp creatures, so keep that in mind.

Something else I forgot to provide last time, a starmap.
http://www.joachim-adomeit.de/wh40k/spacemap/map.html
Now this map tries to follow canon, though is fanmade. Regardless it is helpful to know where exactly you are. The coordinates of the Calleras sytem (not shown on the map since I made it up) are x=2200 y=865
« Last Edit: February 12, 2009, 09:43:53 AM by Maximillion Crowloft »

Offline Kroduk

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2009, 11:26:30 AM »
A gun-servitor sounds absolutely wonderful... except for the whole mindless aspect. Kinda puts a dent in playability. If Jack decides not to go with the Grey Knight I'm definately interested in that or a brother of some other chapter. Defering to him, though, since he was here first and, honestly, two marines? Overkill.

Second choice I guess would be Tech-guard, which is almost a gun servitor, but sadly restrained by at least a little humanity. Hoorah for bionics!

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Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2009, 12:11:45 PM »
Hope you guys don't mind me chiming in from time to time, but you might find this interesting

http://new.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=390

Its showing the new stuff coming for Dark Heresy this year, and some of it looks like it will fit your game nicely.

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2009, 12:48:47 PM »
I for one very much appreciate your ongoing help for our little project here. And indeed, most of these things fit like a glove.

Kroduk, you could always go for a Deathwatch specialist on the other side, having a grey knight on one team almost begs for a counterpart in the other. Even if it would take one hell of a Deathwatch member to best a fearsome grey knight. And the skitarii, the tech-guard, are also mindwiped through psychosurgery, though it should theoretically be possible to leave a Skitarii with emotions and reason if the process was not thorough enough.

Offline Voichin

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2009, 03:52:58 PM »
Maximillion, there is more than one way to skin a cat, you do not need to fight grey knights toe-to-toe.

Also a good idea for character is a member of adepta sororitas, since they sometimes share the same goal as the Inquisition and have a large variety of different orders.

For example, our Horusian inquisitor would greatly benefit from a sister dialogous.

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2009, 04:11:39 PM »
True, but if you don't have a choice, its quite a bad situation if you don't have a warrior of the same calibre.

Aren't the sisters of battle members of the Ecclesiarchy? I doubt they would be keen on working together with an Horusian, though am not entirely sure about that.

And yes, a sister from the Dialogous order would be helpful, though her tasks would be limited to translating heretical texts, which might become a rather stale character. Adding something from the more militant orders, with simply experience in the field of translation would make for a very interesting character though.

Offline dready

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2009, 04:26:52 PM »
Aren't the sisters of battle members of the Ecclesiarchy? I doubt they would be keen on working together with an Horusian, though am not entirely sure about that.
depends on the chapter which said sisters of battle come from. the Ecc is the main but there's a large amount of secondary chapters who have initiates go along with higher ranking officials in a brother chapter of space marines. :3 sorta how medival paladins would follow a knight into battle like a squire but are there to protect instead of attack.

Offline Maximillian CrowloftTopic starter

Re: Warhammer 40k, Freeform RP based on Inquisitor, may range from [NA] to [EX]
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2009, 04:31:57 PM »
Just reading up about it, I guess they could follow a Horusian as long as they didn't believe he wanted to replace the emperor. Humans who believe in the emperor as purely as the Adepta Sororita do should not follow a radical inquisitor in my eyes.

That said, a smart Radical Inquisitor wouldn't openly tell anyone he was thinking of replacing the Emperor with a new one built from the powers of chaos.

Also, dready, your avatar is almost annoyingly distracting. Almost, its just too cute.