Well we finally have a date set for out first get together for Dark Heresy, Friday the 17th. I plan on using my Underhive scum (background for him is here) as my first sacrificial lamb, however I'm having to rethink the miniature I will be using for him after realizing I got his gear mixed up with another character. I've made several not expecting them to last too long till I get the hang of the system.
So without a mini to show off, I'll post the mini for my 2nd character, Ekon the assassin:
This is a slight converion of an old Void 1.1 Colonial Marine.
He's not the assassin in the usual sense, as I have him fluffed out as an exguardsman/deserter who leads the nobility of hive Tarsus on Scintilla on 'safari' hunting upper-hive scum. Hive Tarsus is more or less a Hive city in reverse. The nobles live in the bottom, in the cool and darkness whereas the scum live at the top, in the blazing heat of the desert sun. Many fashion iridescent 'armor' to help reflect the sun's heat as they move about the surface (hopefully that helps explain the bizarre paint job).
Here's the fluff I came up with for him:
Greeting’s gentlemen, welcome to the Underhive Outfitters!
Ekon’s my name a Safari’s the game! I’ll show you the greatest thrill you’ve ever had stalking and killing the most dangerous prey the galaxy has to offer. Any ol’ outfit can take you grox hunting. Mindless beasts who will stare dumbly as you put a slug between their eyes, where’s the thrill in that?
There isn’t, plain and simple.
I gotta nice little deal worked out with the Hive Tarsus Administratum, and you’ll be the beneficiaries. I’ll take you up to the outterhive where you’ll be able to cull the vermin of this world. Scum, gangers and if we go far enough (for the right price of course), even the degenerates they call ‘Muties’. Nothing knows fear or runs with the sheer panic of an outterhiver! Hell, sometimes they even try to fight back!
Now that there, THAT’S a thrill that you’ll remember! Sure there’s no meat to eat or trophies to mount, but you’ll be doing the good people of our world a favor by removing such filth from the population. So what d’ya say? A day of thrills, adrenaline and adventure, and you’ll be back in the comfort of the underhive in time for dinner! All the while knowing you’ve done a service for not only Scintilla, but also the Imperium at large! There can be no finer satisfaction than that; indeed you’ll stand proud at the almighty Emperor’s side when time comes for that.
Noooo, no sir I can assure you that you’ll be in no danger! Not with me leading your way. Never have I lost a client while up topside, you’ll be in no danger at all. Trust me.
Now, shall we discuss what sort of package you would like to purchase? I can make several recomm—what? Inquisition!?! Look I’ve gotta deal with the Administratum; this operation is all legit I can assure you! I—what?
Oh, you need a guide you say; compensation's not an issue? Well gentlemen, you've come to the right place! The right place indeed...
Full Name: Ekonlockhatchee
Home world: Volonx (Feral world, Calixsis Subsector)
Involuntarily inducted into the Imperial guard Regiment 44th Volonx Light Infantry. Concealing his anger resulting from induction, and instead appearing to adjust well to guard lifestyle well, he rose to rank of Platoon Sergeant. Ekon was present on Thacian Primus and was caught up in the Thracian Atrocity. Separated from his unit in the chaos and making the most of the opportunity, he was officially listed as KIA, even though his remains were never recovered.
Ekon acquired the garb & currency of a Thracian noble who was also injured (and shortly thereafter was deceased after he thought Ekon was arriving to assist). Utilizing his knowledge and experience from his non-comm. training in the Guard, Ekon booked passage to Scintilla’s hive Primus. Reassuming his true identity he soon gained employment as a security operative for upper spire nobility. After several years, of ‘learning the system’ (which laws to break and which hands to pay off). Ekon struck out on his own as a ‘guide’ leading recreational safaris into the underhive to entertain the spire elite. Documentation licensing his operation was acquired through bribery and blackmail. Regardless, the legality of his enterprise is vague at best. He had learned quickly when working for the nobility of Scintilla, that a few thrones placed in the right hands can turn many a blind eye.
Business was good for a few years until an ‘incident’ in which an up spire tycoon’s heir suffered severe burns over 83% of his body after a misplaced round punctured and ignited a promethium tank. In the fallout Ekon had to quickly vacate his premises. Setting up a new operation in Hive Tarsis under a new company name and he has proceeded on as if everything was as clean, safe and legitimate his brochures tell you they are…