Rogue Trader - Shattering Stars
A brilliant but coldly obsessed Psyker and Scientist
Destiny: To bring the warp under the domain of the Omnissah
Tragedy: Between the heads of the Aquila
|Chem Use (Int)||√|
|Common Lore (Imperial Creed) (Int)|
|Common Lore (Imperium) (Int)|
|Common Lore (Koronos Expanse) (Int)|
|Common Lore () (Int)|
|Forbidden Lore (Xenos) (Int)|
|Forbidden Lore () (Int)|
|Lip Reading (Per)|
|Scholastic Lore (Astromancy) (Int)|
|Scholastic Lore (Tactica Imperialis)||√|
|Secret Tongue (Int)|
|Silent Move (Ag)||√|
|Sleight of Hand (Ag)|
|Speak Language (High Gothic) (Int)||√||√||√|
|Speak Language (Low Gothic) (Int)||√|
|Tech Use (Int)|
|To bring the warp under the domain of the Omnissah||Between the heads of the Aquila|
|Home World||Birthright||Lure of the Void||Trials and Travails||Motivation|
|The roiling storm under the icy exterior||Driven to obsession||Mad Scientist|
Raised on a forgeworld to be a tech-priest. A prodigy, of high station and ability. At 16 her Psyker abilities were discovered and she suddenly found herself one of the Black Ship’s for astopathic processing. She turned out to be no less gifted a psyker than she had been a tech priest.
Unfortunately, her significant tech-priest training and the beliefs that came with it left her unable to fit in to regular imperial society. Barred from the AdMech, but too much a tech-priest for the Ecclesiarchy and the Astropathica, she found herself between worlds. Worse, the two areas of her training produced a dark synergy.
Her fierce will and brilliant mind, trained by long years of grooming for high office in the AdMech to be sharp, inquisitive, and focused, immediately began analyzing this new sphere of knowledge. As a trained tech-priest AND an astropath, she had a unique (and some said, heretical) outlook on both technology and the warp.
She realized the Omnissah had not abandoned her, but CHOSEN her; providing her with a unique duty and destiny. She quickly became obsessed with understanding the warp, and especially warp-tech, and bringing it under the domain of the Omnissah. Experimenting and analyzing it, producing several new techniques, and at one point saving her ship from being lost in a warp storm by enhancing it’s Geller Field.
But such innovation is frowned upon in the Imperium. Already a borderline heretic to the Ecclesiarchy, as a non-tech-priest tampering with such sacred technology, she stood accused at a heretek as well. She would have been imprisoned or executed had she not also gained the attention of the Ordo Hereticus, where such rare and dangerous skills could be cultivated and used.
Inquisitor Crassus Florentine took her on as an inquisitorial acolyte, and personal aide/astropath. He had a dark interest in xeno techno-warp artifacts, which she had a singular ability to analyze.
At first it seemed like providence, a golden opportunity, her destiny manifest. For a time she was happy, analyzing the many artifacts he brought her. But as time wore on she was never allowed to study any of the artifacts in-depth, nor perform her own experiments or work on her own research. Crassus simply wanted everything categorized potential usefulness, at which point the items were taken. She was kept sequestered and close to Crassus, hidden away. Worse, Crassus kept the most powerful and interesting artifacts away from her. As time went on she began to get hints that Crassus had a darker nature. He was too interested in these artifacts. Clearly this relationship could not continue on. But how does one escape an Inquisitor? Especially a powerful and useful psyker?
A solution presented itself when a teenage boy was brought into custody, along with a treasure trove of warp artifacts. She was tasked with cataloging the artifacts, while he was kept in a cell nearby for “consultation” on the artifacts.
Over several weeks she found out he was the scion of a Rogue Trader dynasty, whom Crassus had brought to ruin in order to get a hold of the artifacts in their stewardship. In exchange for her help he offered to take her with him, beyond the Imperium, into the Koronos Expanse. She would not only be free of Crassus, but a member and lord of the dynasty, tasked with seeking out and researching warp artifacts in the expanse. It was an offer too good to refuse.
Over the next week she made copies of all the information Crassus had of Gaius Octavius Koronus, and planted a virus in Crassus’s ships databases. Staging a geller field failure, she freed Gaius Octavius. Together they stole back the Gaius Dynasty‘s Warrant of Trade. Her virus removed all records of the Gaius Dynasty, and Gaius Octavian from Crassus’s computer system.
As she watched Crassus’s ship slowly shrink from view from an escape pod fitted with a make-shift geller field of her own design, the chaotic swirls of the warp were briefly lit up with her final parting gift to Crassus. The booby-trapped vault of categorized artifacts blossomed into flame, the explosive decompression emptying its contents into the warp, to be deposited back into realspace at the whims of the malign intelligence that dwelt there.
Just as they would be. The makeshift geller field would hold for a time, allowing them to be tossed about in the currents and eddies of the warp. When it finally brought them out of the warp, it could be at any place, any time. Crassus would have no chance of finding them. Admittedly, there was a very real possibility they could come out somewhere beyond the ability of anyone in the Imperium to find them, or in the midst of a black hole, or worse. But she wasn’t worried. She had a destiny, after all. A cold smile spread on her face as she stared out into the warp. And it, she knew, stared back.