The Issue with The Order

This has been a thing I’ve been held back from saying for quite a bit of time due to FG nonsense. Now that it’s the council however, I am free to express this.

The Order is not some means of protection, it’s a surveillance scam. It’s another attempt to influence things that shouldn’t be influenced, sounds an awful like things that Gigs has done in the past, no?

He’s already been using the help of some of his followers to transfer messages from our chat to his unwashed mitts(hands/screen whatever).

Don’t believe me?

http://prntscr.com/9kjp6f

That doesn’t seem like protection, this is just Gigs throwing his weight around…again. And we had to sit through this for days.

Threatening us by ‘demonstration’ seems counter intuitive to protection, why would Gigoto after a year of being against us suddenly become a Buddhist and want to help us? There’s always an ulterior motive to what this man(I use this word loosely) does.

I’m just leaving this out here for discussion and to highlight upon a few things.

 

Federal News Broadcast

No, no you idiot, connect the orange wire to the YELLOW socket. Wait, we’re on air?!

*Chair shuffling intensifies*

Good morning/afternoon/evening/night depending on which part of the milky-way you live in or even if it’s under a rock. We’re the Federal News, you’re number 1 source of information(this is arguable).

Today’s headlines!:

  • Governor of Crescentia resigns?
  • Mysterious ship disappearance.
  • Hostile negotiations(in relation to ship issue).
  • Tyrant denied.
  • Officials are calling this the most shocking turn of events since the Imperials banned weed. As of Four P.M last afternoon, the Governor of Crescentia in light of the riots and civil unrest mysteriously tendered his resignation, though the Government by itself seems unwilling to discuss any details about the matter, the timing seems suspicious. Even more alarming is that the resignation was submitted out of the blue, the Governor made no attempts to discuss it with his close colleagues or even advisers. “He just started acting weird and then the next afternoon, his resignation was sent to the council.” Said Hugh, Senior Adviser to Governor Bradley.
  • In other news, a Lavinian ship commanded by Praetor Sigmar has been announced missing. Contact with the ship was allegedly lost when it suffered a generator malfunction, at this point its communications remained unresponsive until one hour later, they turned back only filled with just white noise, then silence again. A Federal scout ship, the U.F.N Canvas reports seeing the Praetor’s ship being devoured by a warp storm and then exploding. Why the ship exploded in a warp storm remains a mystery. However foul play is suspected. Evidence is being transferred as we speak.
  • Following up with the disappearance and possible destruction of the Praetor’s Capital ship, the Lavinian Legion stated that Sigmar’s loss would not be a great one, that in the past few years he had grown more and more corrupt, eventually poisoning the minds of his peers. An Interstellar meeting was held between numerous delegates of both factions, however the United Federal Republic denies any prior knowledge of Sigmar’s rather low reputation. However this peaceful conversation turned near violent when the delegation of the Alliance of Free Stars began making hostile accusations, stating that the U.F.R was somehow involved in the disappearance, due to the obvious lack of proof. The meeting was shut down to avoid any unnecessary conflict and the matter left unresolved.
  • Citizens across Aelara, Mars and New Greece celebrate today as Anti-Tyrant day, the U.F.R has agreed to make this an official holiday, celebrating the denial on the motion in regards to letting past founder Jason back into the fold. As a direct result, riots have automatically stopped, trade has resumed as usual and the Republic is functioning as usual. Though the threats of war from numerous affiliates are being considered by various Founder level personnel. Citizens are advised to merely keep calm and go about their daily routines as if nothing is happening. The President reassured the public by announcing Tridents involvement in maintaining peace and security.

Lore Weekend! Chronicle: 4 (I THINK!)

Right, so this weekend, I’ve been nagged(requested) by people to talk about something other than BD. I was planning to do a section on ships today, but then I decided to give them what they want for once. (Trust me, the amount of hate mail can be overwhelming sometimes.)

So this time they seemed interested in the protagonist of ‘Death Worlds’ so I’m going to do a full detailed analysis and description of him below.

Death Worlds is set in the fictional Warhammer 40,000 Universe. And the story primarily revolves around a single character, Carus Nazzal. Viewers see events in a third person perspective and are sometimes shuffled in terms of point of view. Carus’ story begins on Catachan, at the age of 10. The story draws its name from this, since Catachan is a Death World. It’s sole purpose is to kill anything that doesn’t belong there, but yet these tribesmen and such can actually withstand the planets rigors and survive there.

It just so happens that on that very day, nature gets the upper hand and destroys the defensive walls, as a seemingly subtle tribute to Frost’s “Mending Wall.” After the wall had fallen, a huge group of Orks swarm the small settlement, killing everyone they see. Carus’ Mother falls to her death since she was standing exactly at the middle of the wall as soon as it fell. Carus’ Father, although not a fighter, grabs hold of his son and daughter and proceeds to GTFO. Unfortunately an Ork puts an axe in his back. Leaving only Carus and his Sister alive. His Sister saw that there was no way to escape the sheer number of Orks and told Carus to hide, she quickly found a Las Pistol lying around in all the chaos and lured the Orks after her, she is presumed to be killed after holding them off for quite a good amount of time.

Carus remains hidden under a dead body of an Ork for what seems like days, until the Imperium sends an Inquisitor to go investigate what had happened after a brief emergency transmission came through. As fate should have it, the Inquisitor found Carus. Inquisitor Rakhel describes that event as follows “From the day I found you under that corpse, I have looked at you as my son.”

Rakhel is too busy to raise the boy himself as of now and instead uses his clout as an Inquisitor and places Carus in a Vindicare temple, nobody had any faith that Carus would succeed except for Rakhel. He never doubted the boy. The first three years were hell for Carus, but the closer he came to adulthood the easier he found his training had become. Rakhel visited him once during his training period briefly to teach him hand to hand combat. Though Carus is weaker than his fellow Vindicare, he makes up for it by being quicker both mentally and on his feet. Though the Vindicare Temple didn’t find any use for Carus, Rakhel took him as a bodyguard once he had finished his training. Their debut operation was the rescue of a Gray Knight named Jorn. Who later joins their party, giving it a third member. From that day forth, Carus’ reputation built up among the Guardsmen and even the Inquisition. Carus poses some unique threats to various enemies, for example most Psykers cannot manipulate his mind, trying usually results in self injury and they strain far too hard to pierce his rock hard mentality. Carus also appears to be immune to corruption. He is able to completely reject the touch of the warp in whatever shape or form. It is unclear whether the medallion Rakhel gave him is the cause of this or whether he is just far too mentally sound.

Carus’ most well known operation was when he was on Lorn V. With assistance from Taldeer he managed to both shoot and kill the Necron Lord on that planet. Resulting in the complete defeat of the Necron Forces and ultimately the success of the campaign. He is awarded two Imperial Laurels for his service in that campaign, both were requested by Lord General Sturnn.

Carus is known by those who meet him as a calm and collected fighter, capable of following instructions with no hesitation and maximum efficiency. Though this sometimes puts him in precarious situations that nearly result in death.

Some interesting trivia about Carus is as follows:

  • Taldeer gifts Carus an Eldar shortsword and a fairly vague letter, saying they would meet again. What she meant by that remains unclear, but her abilities as a Farseer most likely mean that she saw an event happening in the future, wherein Carus would once again cross paths with her, whether against her or with her still remains unclear.
  • Carus is seemingly the only Vindicare awared a Laurel for his services. He is also considered a member of the Inquisition, as Rakhel’s bodyguard and close adviser.
  • Most humans are called “Mon-Keigh” by the Eldar which basically is the same as calling them a Monkey. Carus however is called “Shlaereen” which means Silent Death, most likely a reference to his position as Vindicare and the fact he does not speak much.
  • Carus is trained in imitation, infiltration, marksmanship, hand to hand combat and even advanced movement. He is also able to speak the Eldar language verbally yet not read or write it. This is presented in an undocumented scene where Taldeer is discussing strategy with her fellow Farseers, only for Carus to intervene and say “Mael dannan” meaning no mercy/no quarter.
  • Carus despite being trained not to feel emotion can willingly defy that section of his training if he feels it is necessary or simply wants to feel an emotion. Though most would call this defiance, Rakhel calls it his greatest gift.
  • It is theorized that when Taldeer examined Carus’ mind using her powers, she was only able to see bits of his past because he had allowed her to, this allowance opened a path into Taldeer’s mind, through which Carus learned how to speak the Eldar language.

http://img07.deviantart.net/9e18/i/2010/093/7/2/larp_warhammer_40k_power_sword_by_atropos907.jpg Taldeer’s gift to Carus.

http://orig07.deviantart.net/c2e2/f/2010/263/7/d/exitus_sniper_by_invaderzim81-d2z3uw6.jpg Carus’ second rifle with Imperial Laurels on either side.

http://pre12.deviantart.net/be31/th/pre/f/2012/151/f/0/40k__an_inquisitor__assassin__and_gk_walk_into_a___by_michael_galefire-d51uaj8.jpg (From left to right) Librarian Jorn, Inquisitor Rakhel and Vindicare Carus.

http://prntscr.com/6je5m7 Carus after his crash landing on a desert, after his first meeting with Sister Selena.

http://prntscr.com/6j0vg4 Sister Selena in combat against forces of Chaos on an unknown planet.

Affiliations:

Close Affiliations(Positive):

  • Inquisitor Rakhel Cahl
  • Librarian Jorn
  • Sister Selena
  • Farseer Taldeer
  • Lord General Sturnn
  • Pilots Geralt and Lucan.

Enemies(Negative, hatred, targets etc.):

  • All Ork
  • All Necron
  • All Chaos
  • Governor-Militant Lukas Alexander(has a bullet with his name on it.)

Federal News!

That’s right lard buckets..wait I can’t say that on interstellar television, we have a new name!

Our headlines for today:

  • Tyrant being offered second shot.
  • Riots on Crescentia.
  • Announcement of new war vessels and divisions.
  • Numerous members of the Founders’ Group have made a recent poll public, the offering of Jason a second chance, though the poll is near a deadlock, with Jason currently losing 9 to 7, some interesting suspicions have come to light. Numerous officials from the Federal organization have stated that Jason is no longer Jason and is merely an impostor. Evidence is being sought after, but the speculations have raised quite a few questions, despite their nature as just questions, these questions provide seemingly appropriate answers for Jason’s sudden interest in re-joining. Jeez, let’s just make Trump President, give him all of our savings too… *cough* oh right we’re still on air. Erh, this poll has seemingly caused a ripple between numerous members of the FG and military, some agree, most do not. Though restrictions have been put in place if the worst should happen, more like when it happens really…
  • Crescentia has been in an unstable state since seven A.M this morning, the Governor reports that numerous police members have wound up in the I.C.U of various hospitals, due to planet wide riots, the cause of riots is unknown as of this moment, but we assume a rift in public and government opinions to be the issue.
  • On a less suspicious side note, the Federal Navy has announced research and development of new warships, and also plans to expand and create new divisions to handle the newer tasks that seem to be arising.

I’m your news anchor Rinzler, and this has been new news. New new news? News that’s new, that’s better.

Lore Weekend![Yes it’s late! I’m sorry ;-;]: Chronicle 3

Today’s chronicle will be about the Gray Dress story arc due to extremely high popular demand, by popular demand I mean newcomers to the series bombarding me with questions about what it is. So here’s every detail about it, start to finish.

Before I tell you the relevance of the name, let’s address the protagonist of all this. The sixth Arbiter, Richard Argant. We see him for the first time during the Federal rebellion and he was previously the antagonist. Before being turned into a friend.

He is quite literally, an unreliable narrator, since some of his logs were altered so nobody would know a rather important detail. Who was in the Gray Dress? And why did he hide it?

Let’s begin addressing the sub-protagonist, whose name was kept blatantly a secret. Gwen Morriano, yes her last name confuses even me(DERP I WROTE THIS SHIT). We don’t get much on her background, but she was born on Earth and comes from a family of Intelligence Operatives, she followed in their footsteps.

This is where things take turns, where both the protagonist and sub-protagonist are portrayed as cold and calculative people, but yet they seem to have a mutual understanding for each other and a growing softness. Gwen is ordered to intercept the Arbiter when he is stuck without an extraction plan, she succeeds by electrocuting him with a stun net, but she doesn’t take the shot when she has it. He even notices this.

Refer to last weeks lore past, because this has a connection. Richard is confused because he was taught that all Federals were murderers, yet she had some kind of sympathy for him. Like she understood what was done to him. As such he disobeys orders and does not hand in the objective he was asked to retrieve. He lies, saying she stopped him from getting it. The Order however, learns of the lie through an investigation by Zealots and orders for Richard to be executed. This both almost works but also fails, since Richard is trapped beneath a large amount of debris, only to be rescued by Charlie(a member of the Federal network, I’ll discuss him in a later post, don’t get chur’ panties in a bunch.)

After this, both Gwen and Richard are on the same side, Richard is also added as a temporary intelligence asset and does operations for the Federal network here and there of the high profile kind. His knowledge of the order made him indispensable in damaging their infrastructure. Gwen and Richard do in fact become partners, and work together on numerous operations. This is where the unreliable narrator aspect comes into play, Richard INTENTIONALLY misguides the reader into thinking his partner was someone else, that Gwen and him were purely acquaintances. The second form of misguiding happens when we shift forward in time to the first Federal ball that Richard had ever been to. And this event delivers the name of the entire story arc. He meets a woman in a Gray Dress and they seem to have a romantic relationship, though short lived and often thought of as a one night stand. Careful readers will notice the cover-up and discover that this woman is in fact Gwen. Another comical aspect is that neither character knew each other’s name up until this point, yet they had both basically grown so much affection for one another it was quite clear they were in love.

Gray Dress ends with a bang. No not that kind. We see Richard on a balcony, happy about the fact that he has a good life, that he’s in love and the person he’s with makes him human. We see the mysterious lady walk onto the balcony to tell him something, we can assume this is quite a while after the Federal ball. It isn’t revealed why she’s there, but when Raimis(More connections, pls be patient for all this to be documented eventually) is in some sort of coma when being accepted by the Founders’ blade, he sees a few events that appear suspicious, such as what Gwen had wanted to tell Richard, since before Richard, Gwen was its user. She was there to tell him that she was pregnant, and that they could both retire and live their lives out alone on some remote untouched planet together.

A bullet comes between them and this dream, although meant for Richard it hits Gwen in the gut. She dies in Richard’s arms and her final words seem vague for her character. “Make them pay..” she isn’t talking about revenge for herself, she knows her unborn child will be dying with her, this is why she asks for revenge, for punishing someone that wasn’t able to think yet. Richard does not know this, and lives his life in constant self hatred. We see him attempt a new relationship, only to fall back into his old self and break it off. Unable to return any emotion. “I loved someone, a bullet took that away.” Implying he could no longer be strong enough to have that emotional connection anymore.

Interesting trivia to note is as follows:

Had this child been born, Raimis would have never been needed. In fact Raimis would be dead and the seventh Arbiter would have been someone else.

Richard’s katana that is on display aboard ‘The Ark’ space station, has the name Gwen engraved upon it. The unique quality of this sword being the fact that it cannot be broken physically by any means at all. Symbolizing that his connection to her was unbreakable.

There is no happy ending to Richard’s arc. He dies in his sleep, but at least he most likely gets to be with his other half. Though both characters seemed to deserve a chance at a normal life, they sadly never got one.

Gwen is believed to be the power that runs the Founders’ blade, that somehow her death managed to power the blade with her sentience. But this is purely fan speculation.

Gwen’s call-sign was Hex and funnily enough, Richard’s call-sign soon became Hex. Raimis also for a short time had the exact same call-sign, being a mere throwback to her importance in the plot.

Though Gwen is thought to be a superficial character, there for the sake of a love interest. Her death is the catalyst that caused Richard to destroy the order once and for all, with no mercy whatsoever. After the Brotherhood dies, the Gray Dress arc ends. A reader that didn’t pay attention to a few parts here and there would have missed the entire story that was actually right there the whole time.

http://prntscr.com/8abgdn Richard’s Katana

http://prntscr.com/8r76qy Gwen.

Pictures of Richard Argant were deleted due to the investigation and wipe of his Imperial data once he joined the Federal network.

Lore Weekend! Chronicle: 2

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back, much to the disdain of the Illuminati, I’ll be spilling all the beans that there are…to apparently spill.

Nonsense aside, this week’s lore slam is about the Imperial Order, or known by its assassins as the Imperial Brotherhood.

Now the main source of confusion for this sub-faction was always the issue that people confused them for the Imperials and I’ll tell you here why that’s not the case.

The Imperial Brotherhood were established in a very hush-hush manner just before the Imperials could gain total domination over Earth, their purpose has always been fairly simple. Till date, there have been ten Arbiters, trained and used by the Imperial Brotherhood. This’ll be a conversation for topic for another week since there’s quite a bit of backstory to each title holder.

The Imperial Brotherhood was a shady organization and as you can tell by the name they were sponsored and protected by the Legion of Imperials. Despite this, both the main faction and sub-faction did not share exactly the same ideals. The Imperials wanted the freedom to appoint the title of Arbiter to whoever they saw fit, but the Brotherhood told them to go *censored* themselves because it didn’t work like that.

An arbiter is chosen after possible years of training and mental preparation. ‘One does not simply PICK a man to be an Arbiter.’ Needless to say not everyone is up to the mark for the job. Though their denial to this term caused a bit of friction, the Imperials had no choice but to put up with it, since the assassins they offered got the job done pretty damn good, they were willing to put up with their stubbornness, for now at least.

The ironic fact of the matter however is that the Imperial Brotherhood was killed by one of its own Arbiters. Once again all you get is a mention, this will be a later topic of discussion.

Arbiters were trained as follows:

  • The potential candidates were abducted at a very young age to prevent any resistance they might have mentally.
  • Their parents and family were quickly ‘disposed’ of to avoid distraction when training.
  • They were brainwashed after the first two steps to believe that whoever the current enemy was had killed their families, when in fact the people they served did so.
  • The candidates then went through tremendous strain for as many years as required before they even got a chance to deploy or see any duty. Most would die during training and would be given no excessive medical care.
  • Once all of this was done, you had a brainwashed, completely willing to kill and completely obedient ‘asset’ at your disposal. They would never defy your orders, or so the hope was.

It goes without saying that one day everything went wrong for the Imperial Brotherhood. Someone found out the truth and became the end of them, entirely. The Imperial Brotherhood were reduced below operating capacity and consequentially the Imperials shut them down due to lack of further productivity. Many years after, the Imperials joined the Republic.

The Brotherhood is still remembered by a few people from that time who still talk about it, but apart from that it was just a war story to scare troops. Or so you’re told.

Right! That’s it for this week, lemme know in those comments down there what topic you want to see next.

-Rinzler(The VIth one k?)

Lore Weekend! Chronicle: 1

Right so I’ve announced that I would do this a month ago, then I never really had the time to do so. But here it is.

Lore weekend, where I spill out the details from the FaceBook page I post Beyond Darkness updates to.

Anyways, this weekend is all about unique weapons.

The rules for lore to apply for this section are simple, the weapon must be partially un-explainable and mysterious in exact origin, so even though due to popular demand I won’t be covering Cole’s first rifle or Richard Argant’s Katana.

We’ll go faction wise and see what each has.

The Federals(U.F.N now.):

One name would stand out above the others, being the Founders’ blade but WAIT, there’s more:

  • Before the Founders’ blade came into its first user’s hands there was indeed a relic like weapon used before, given to very specific founders, always one at a time after a set span of years, it was at first glance a simple pistol, yet it lacked the need to reload. Nobody knew how it gained this property or its ability to adjust its weight to perfectly suit its user’s muscle tone. Though it was a fairly demoralizing weapon to various Anti-Federalists, the weapon was destroyed along with its user aboard the sabotaged Federal ship known as the ‘Alabaster.’
  • Of course, the Founders’ blade has to be mentioned, nobody knows who exactly created the blade but it has apparently existed even before the Imperials took over Earth, there are many theories about the blade’s properties, that it was simply a product of a nuclear meltdown or the silliest of which that a mad God created it and forgot about it, coz God’s are forgetful, iono. Nonsense aside, the blade is more than just a chunk of crystal, each of it’s users changed the way its apparent powers operated, as such there is no accurate way to judge what the blade’s true powers are or its purpose. The blade is not simply given to someone, the blade seems to have a mind of its own and will only allow it’s user to wield it, you may risk death to feel it in your arms for a split second, but even if you survive you get stuffed in Federal prison for Supreme Grand Larceny.

Next Faction,

The Imperials:

  • You really wouldn’t expect them to have anything except bulky armor would you? There is a history of them having weapons that could not be explained, though the information is unfortunately scarce(not as much as Jon’s luck with ze ladies amirite?!). The first of which to note is the Lord’s Blade, seemingly the Founders’ blade’s bipolar opposite, The Lord’s blade does not appear sentient in anyway and can be given to whomever you want, it possesses attributes similar to a thermal blade except it generates its own fire. That’s about all there is on it though.
  • Alastor is a fairly uncommon name, unless you’re a die-hard Morrell fan and stalk him or something… the blade was according to ancient script, forged by Gods, it is part of a pair though its counterpart has never been found. Alastor much like the Founder’s blade has some form of sentience and only chooses people that can survive its initiation, the initiation being you get stabbed through the *censored* heart and if you don’t *censored* die the damn things’ yours. Pretty iffy if you ask me, but still it grants its user inhuman speed, has electrical properties and can even give you wings, or at least that’s what it does to Morrell.

Next Fakshion,

E.S.N:

  • E.S.N is a fairly mysterious faction, with almost no affiliations with its neighbors, almost like a one night stand partner, they’ll give you the awkward nod and then dive out your window before they even bother to chit-chat with you. Regardless they are an old faction, older than the Federals are, but still younger than the Imperials. Though the Imperials stole most of the apparent relics before E.S.N could find them, they did get their hands on one. They never named it, but it became quite popular among small audiences of soldiers who were soon told to shush by the Governments. It was a pair of Gauntlets that could continually be kept ablaze, they appeared to work to their own tune and could not just be used by anyone and everyone, however before anyone could gain some form of information on this weapon, it vanished along with the Research ship carrying it. No traces of the ship or the relic were ever found. Bermuda triangle up in there apparently…

Right that’s it for this weekend, if you really like this I can give you TWO lore posts every weekend instead of one. So yeah, don’t go poking after relics cos da Iluminatiperials might be watching.

Rinzler(The VIth one, k?)