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kyriotsu wrote:gaze is on the listLooks good, Mei! Foreshadowing's a solid power, it'll come in handy quite a bit. You might also want to snag Gaze Into The Abyss at some point, it'll come in handy for some advent-uh...I mean it'll come in handy! That's what I said, you all saw it!
no worries - correctedOther than that; it's The Lidless Stare, not the Lidless Eye (Grammar Nazi HEIL! Sorry. >_<),
and don't worry about the Aquila lander, we've got more shuttles and gun-cutters than we know what to do with already. ^_^ But for an Initial Acquisition....hmm...Light Power Armor would be a beast to maintain and keep energized, how about a Warp Antenna or a Warp Sextant for the ship? Or a Best-craftsmanship Almanac Astrae Divinicus! Make your job of Navigation a bit easier.
Mei Yu Lian wrote:Gaelic Ninja wrote:Angevin-era Best-Quality Powersword (Melee, 1d10+6+SB, 5, Powerfield, Balanced, +10 to attack)
from 'pride' right? isn't that only a chainsword?
"I was raised in the Ixaniad sector on and near a hiveworld named 'Murran's Ambition' or more commonly 'Ambition'.
House Vor-cle has an enclave there, living among the nobility - the movers and shakers - and yet forever apart from them.
Despite it's name, ambition is a fairly safe world - oh the nobles scheme and plot like anywhere else and riots in the underhives haven't been news in millenia, but the Warp leaves it largely alone and the ruinous powers are weak there, which is why House Vor-cle has chosen to raise children there.
Once it was seen that my ... abnormalities ... appeared limited to my eyes, I was raised among the nobles and yet apart from them.
I learned to mimic them, speak as they did, to move as they, think as they did. And yet to remain apart and see what lay beyond.
As I grew older, the dfferences between me and the nobles I had seen became more pronounced, and my education was re-focused more towards our true calling. To understand the Empyrean is perhaps impossible, but to know it and be able to find our way in it is necessary.
Without the Navigator houses, the Imperium of Mankind would surely fall, and such betrayal of the God-Emperor is unthinkable.
And so I took to my lessons with great enthusiasm. Indeed I sought out officers of the navy and their scions simply to learn of their ways that I might be a welcome sight on their ships should this be future my family had in store for me.
It was not.
I was apprenticed for a few years to my great-grand-aunt. A formiddable woman but one who never left the navigator's dome - smply because the never left the tank she was floating in. There was simply no way she would've been able to support her own weight. And so all contact with the Lord-Captain Beilobog and his officeres went through me. They clearly appriciated not having to deal directly with my great-grand-aunt, which disturbed me.
Clearly the 2-eyed ones thought themselves superior simply because of their missing abilities. I had known the nobles thought of themselves that way, but had thought that was simply their way - for they thought themselves superior to everyone, but from navy officers? As always I hd my surprise though, and learned.
Near the end of this apprenticeship, my great-grand-aunt made sure we visited a certain planet. One that, while not forbidden, was generally termed dead and not worth settling. I don't think even the Lord-Captain knew where we were, for I was told to tell him the Warp had spat us out there, despite how I knew my great-grand-aunt had guided us there with an expert hand. I was sent down to visit it and unusually my great-grand-aunt would come too.
Her tank took up the entirety of a PMV designed for maybe 12 men - I myself had to walk beside.
There were just us on the surface, and of what I saw there, I will not speak. That would be blasphemy.
I will say only this: It was not the warp - indeed the Empyrean was curiously had to spy from there.
It was not the alien - foul as they might be this was not their doing.
Man against man was this, and that is all I will speak of it.
Upon my return to Ambition, and my recovery from my ordeals, I threw myself back into my studies, but only briefly, for I was told I had my first contract - one that might last me a lifetime, for it was with the Rogue Trader House of Zhukov.
And so I was hurried to Port Wander with all haste."