Lure of the Void

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Tainted You are vile in the eyes of the holy, declared tainted by your twisted form or marked by your accursed bloodline or your strange demeanour and heretical beliefs. Few look more closely than is needed to condemn you, fearing the contagion of evil and the judgment of the God-Emperor’s appointed servants. But despite the excoriation by the witless fools who have turned their hands against you, your soul burns for greatness. You now search relentlessly for the place where you might attain even a small fraction of what would have been your rightful victories were your life not so blighted by fate, and the power to avenge yourself on those who would see you suffer.
Hunter Across the Calixis Sector and within the Koronus Expanse hunters come in all shapes and types. Some of them hunt down the creatures of death worlds, capturing them alive and bringing them back to “civilisation,” so that the beasts can be put to use entertaining the masses of the Imperium. Others prefer to hunt down and stalk the myriad xenos races that haunt and threaten humanity. Bounty hunters are at once reviled and honoured within Imperial society, for too often do those who are to face Imperial justice flee to parts unknown— beyond the reach of the Adeptus Arbites. When this happens, a bounty is posted and anyone willing to go forth and bring back the fugitive (dead or alive in many cases) can make a small fortune over time. Then there are those on the other side of the coin: they have become the hunted, whether by a member of the mysterious Officio Assassinorum, a bounty hunter, or some xenos agent. These unfortunates spend their days looking over their shoulders and nights sleeping with one eye open. Bounty Hunter, Xenos Hunter, Hunted
Criminal The wheels of Imperial justice turn slowly, but they will surely grind to a pulp any life caught in their path. To make matters worse, there are traps in the criminal underworld that will lead to far worse consequences than years of hard labour in an Imperial penal colony. You are an individual declared guilty by Imperial law or called outcast by the crime baron you once served and have no recourse but to leave the life you once knew. The black paths of smugglers and renegades that winds behind the façade of Imperial society offer a dangerous refuge for those one step ahead of justice, as well as those so damaged by past punishment that they could never rejoin a law-abiding citizenry.
Crusade The Imperium is in a near-total state of war, and the need for those willing to fight in the Emperor’s name is great. In these times, great armies are raised, a Warmaster is named, and crusades head out in massive campaigns to smash the enemy into oblivion. As great as the Imperial war machine is, there are thousands of smaller units and PDFs that struggle to hold out until reinforcements arrive. Many citizens answer the clarion call to march in the name of the Golden Throne. Call to War, Chasing the Enemy, Warrior
Renegade The Imperium survives and prospers in no small part due to the narrowness of its vision, and by the strictures imposed by high walls, harsh order, and obedient faith on worlds where no man looks beyond the simple rotes taught in childhood. A rebellious mind such as yours could not be so easily constrained, however, but you have had to pay a price for your freedom and have learned those high walls are there for a reason. Perhaps you were a visionary in search of strange knowledge, seeking answers to questions those around you never thought to ask, answers that proved dark indeed. Or perhaps you denied the sanctity of the God-Emperor’s church in your heart and fled its shackles of faith, or fought as part of a bloody revolt against the tyranny and injustice of your home world. In any case, you saw your only options to be escape or death. Now, the stars beyond await you with the possibility of freedoms and powers unguessed at and perils unknown.
Duty bound Only the ignorant believe that duty is a prison forced on others by those in power. True duty arises spontaneously from the soul, a call to service and struggle that should be neither shirked nor denied. It is your faith and your honour that impels you to places and labours far beyond the imagining of those that grub in the dirt of self-interest. Whether you serve the Aquila, strive to guide and guard the numberless masses of mankind, or serve the honour and calling of your blood, you know well the great trials and far journeys that lie ahead, and intend to see them through to the last.
Zealot You possess faith so great that it has carried you far beyond the mundane life that would otherwise have been your lot. Whether it is something that has always been a part of you or was born in you from amidst a battlefield or came to you in a revelation, where others merely believe, you have certainty. It is this faith that has led you on a pilgrim’s path to the stars, where you will bring the God-Emperor’s will to the unbeliever and the needy, to protect the righteous and punishthe enemies of mankind.
New Horizons There’s a whole galaxy out there that’s full of the unknown. A select few seek out the hidden knowledge of the cosmos and the truths of existence. They pore over ancient lore and texts, something deep within them driving them ever onward. Some seek out the technology of the past, hoping to seize it for their own use or for use by a powerful patron, as they traverse the galaxy studying ancient ruins and decrepit tombs. A rare few walk a dangerous line as they seek out and study knowledge and lore concerning the various works of the xenos. All of these endeavours are perilous, for in the Imperium knowledge can lead to a life of persecution, misery and insanity—but many are willing to brave the risks, for the rewards are great indeed. Seeker of Truth, Xeno-Arcanist, Archeotechnologist
Chosen by Destiny For as long as you can recall, you have been certain that a grand destiny awaits you. The God-Emperor must watch over you, for sometimes events have unfolded in exactly the right manner to carry your plans forward, and at others times, the actions needed to set you upon the way ahead were quickly apparent. Perhaps you quest for forbidden truths that have made you enemies amongst the stolid thinkers of the Imperium, or perhaps you know in your heart that your fate lies upon strange xenos worlds, or perhaps you are sure that you will be the greatest of your bloodline, whose name will echo down through the ages, no matter what the cost.

Lure of the Void

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