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Helgon is a Agri planet that was colonized by the Imperium. The world itself is remote, barely supported by the Imperium. This is mainly due to it's output hardly covering the expenses of shipping. It's defenses consist of some planetary defense batteries and a ring of asteroids. This leaves Helgon very open to attack so it relies heavily on Imperial intervention if it ever comes to that.
The self acclaimed "St. Augustine"
St. Augustine is a secretive Inquisitor that is shrouded in mystery and rumor. His official influence both in the Imperium and within his Ordo won't won't win him a mention in any glorious hymns but it is his covert ties and subtle connections that give him his real power. Both viewed as a zealous hunter of the damned and as a dangerous radical, he hunts down traitors and rogue Chaos elements with fervour. His real agenda is to collect any powerful items they may carry. A deed that may have been the seed of many of the rumors surrounding him is when St. Augustine and his henchmen tracked a small force of Word Bearers as they raced through a nearby system, headed directly for Helgon. As the Word bearers began landing their attack craft, St. Augustine launched a daring orbital attack on the Word Bearers fleet, retaking the orbital platforms. Once the Word Bearers fleet was decimated, the attack continued down on Helgon where St. Augustine's troops rallied with the local Helgon troopers and prevailed against the cut off and under-strength Word Bearers.
Even though the prize St. Augustine had sought had been destroyed in battle, St. Augustine found the Helgon's bravery and determination in battle remarkable. They hailed him as their saviour and he spoke to them the words that would shape their destiny: "...You must never fear your enemy! Become Fear and you shall be triumphant!"
The world after St. Augustine:
After delivering the people from the Word Bearers, St. Augustine struck a deal with the worlds leaders. Using his influence St. Augustine diverted more supplies to Helgon and had his followers train the locals in various arts, martial and mundane. This in effect made St. Augustine the real ruler of Helgon. Though not his main force, alot of St. Augustine's operations are directed from Helgon. He also uses the specialized troopers of Helgon in many of his operations, their fast mechanized units and drop troops having turned the tide for many battles.
The 3rd Helgon Air Cav "The Dredglings":
The Dredlings are the most dedicated of all the Helgon forces. The specialize in covert operations such as sabotage, search and destroy as well as capturing vital objectives or scouting ahead for the main forces. As has become the style for all Helgon forces, they wear dark colours and hide their features. It is common to sport spikes, grizzly trophies or other morbid paraphernalia. The effect is to strike fear into the hearts of their enemies, to be an elusive and fearsome force that can strike at their hearts. The logic being that if your enemy fears you he'll break more easily and that if you find you cause fear, you will fight harder.
It is not uncommon for them to utilize one or two chimeras for missions where they need to cover alot of ground, they also use tank support to secure forward positions until the main force can arrive or until their covert forces can cripple the enemy.The Dredglings are extremely self-reliant. Even though all of Helgons forces are trained to be without support for days, weeks if not months then "The Dredglings" have good experience in these matters
The Flag of Orestes:
Designed by the first commander of "The Dredglings", Commander Orestes carried it into many a battle. When he fell his son, Orests Jr., took over the honour of being flag carrier. As the battles mounted up he too would fall, but like his father before him he safeguarded the flag and also had an heir to the honours. Now Orestes the 3rd proudly carries the flag that saw both his grandfather and father receive their fatal wounds and with the flag comes the command of "The Dredglings"The Flag of Orestes is a strong symbol for "The Dredglings" and they follow wherever it goes. Being under the shadow of the flag is a great honour, the honour of holding it being even greater. It is said the flag has never touched the ground and some have even given their lives in order for their symbol not to be sullied. For the Helgons the flag is a symbol of their home, of honour and it inspires men to feats of heroism virtually unknown. But for the enemy it represents the grim determination of their enemy and the strength of their enemies resolve.
Weapons of choice:
"The Dredglings" prefer Hellguns over the trusty Lasgun mainly due to the increase in power. Since they are a small force they make up for the number of shots with power. Traditional armaments for Officers would be Bolters or the highly prized plasma pistols. Most of these are relics from the time when St. Augustine first came to Helgon.
In heavy support the choices are usually Heavy Bolters or Missile Launchers since they can be moved faster than the considerably bulkier Auto- and Lascannon, which see more action when a point has been secured. Their answer to heavy armor comes in the form of meltaguns, their use widely employed amongst the Helgon forces.
I hope you guys enjoyed my lil bit of fluff. Please constructive comments.
edit: Edited with help. Fixed grammer some spelling and added more detail.
Hmm.. now let's see.
I was going to comment on the grammar and spelling, but the changes make it look much better. Nice work.
The idea is really good.. I like the idea of them being recruited as an Inquisitor's private task force in return for weapons and training. But why would he want to use a remote agri-world as a base? A little more detail there might be cool.
Finally, a hellgun is a beefed up lasgun.. I'm not sure it makes a very different sound, and a heavy bolter is pretty heavy. Hive Gangers on Necromunda give it the nickname 'back breaker.'
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; September 7th, 2005 at 14:00.
Ah, good to see that my comments were employed and that the PM's made it!
As towards the different sound...hmm...maybe there's a distinct whine as the gun sucks more energy from the pack? Perhaps there's somesort of displacement as the "round" is larger than a normal lasgun "round". According to most sources a lasgun gives a "cracking" or "barking" sound... Maybe it is more distinct with Hellguns?
Also, the Heavy bolter is indeed quite heavy, but when compared to the autocannon or lascannon in terms of weight of the weapon and the weight of ammo, it is the light-er option, by no means just a feather. Though I wonder if you are going for light but effective, a Autocannon might be better? If you think about it, it's more like a tactical cannon while the Heavy Bolter is a "spray-'n-pray" kindof weapon. Less ammo, more damage kindof thinking... ^_^
I tried to form the text into more of a story...and added more dramatic bits in. Any pics of the Helgons would be nice (and damn the 5000 word limit in PM's...I almost lost all the text while chopping it up)
I'm assuming he claimed the title of Saint after the Helgon incident? If not then expanding that would really deepen the fluff. His relations with other members of his ordo (which one was he again?) is also story ripe ground. Has he had run ins with them? Have they gotten wind of what he's doing? etc.
Expanding these elements of the story will also open up questions like...why did the Word Bearers assault Helgon? For the sake of being evil? Oh please...they're abit more organized than that. Quoting the official GW site (all rights reserved and all) "The means to win a battle may be contained within the entrails of a particular captive, a particular alignment of the stars or the pattern of cast bones." This is said about how the Word Bearers fight. Now what could have possibly led them to Helgon? Perhaps it was fate that brought them here...as well as Augustine...but perhaps there is something else? *que dramatic music* :o
It's a great beginning for a dramatic story of heroism, conquest and then corruption and betrayal.
Last edited by PrOtOcoN; September 7th, 2005 at 14:29.
Your fluffraping hurts my eyes. - TehDarkPredator
St Augustine is self acclaimed Saint because that is what he thinks of himself regardless of his radical ways. I am going to write full fluff on him and going to convert a model for him for one off games once I get the GW sculpting tool and start work again on my IG.
The reason why he wants a remote Argi Planet is the fact that it is remote. Augustine is not an open radical because there is very few signs of him being one. He only has one Demon weapon that he does not always use and he has no demon host yet. One of the main reason is he wants to make a demon host and that will push him to be a radical but he is binding his time.
You will see in my fluff that there are rumors of him turning into a demon because it has been heard from his mysteriously locked study talking to someone. Some think he is talking to the demonic weapon some think to himself. Also with all the bionics and the coverings of his face it is hard to tell if he is turning into a demon or its to hide all the battle scars he has had.
The Helgus actually have a secret branch even hidden from Augustine to eliminate anybody among the Helgus to leak any infomation because this may unleash dire conscqenses. It is there one dark secret and no one must find out or there entire extentice is pointless.