Saturday, January 15, 2011

Calix Antonius.

Name; Calix Antonius
Rank; Calix (Space Marine Apothecary) Sanginuary Priest of the Lamenters Chapter


Brother Antonius now numbers amongst the oldest Lamenters still serving the Chapter by the time of the events of Malvolion and the Chapters almost subsequent destruction. Antonius's personal history is now lost, destroyed with countless other chapter records in the relentless assaults of the Minotuars chapter upon the Chapter Battle Barge at the Battle of Operta. Antonius is a silent brooding individual who goes about his duty with cold calculated detachment. In battle his monotone voice rings out across the field encouraging his brothers to stand firm, to recognize the power of the blood in their veins and to not falter in the face of adversity. In essence he calms his battle brothers with a coldness allowing them to unemotionally continue their work, shrug off the most deadly of wounds until they have completed their appointed task and finished the mission.


Ultramarine records however indicate a young apothecary named Antonius mentioned in dispatches during the Corinth Campaign where he was singled out for retrieving gene seed from fallen brothers under heavy fire from Ork emplacements. Whether or not this is the same Antonius is unknown.


What records now exists since the Badab War indicate Antonius is a tireless warrior who continues to work upon making his battle brothers effective in battle, he suffers the same melancholy that each of his brothers suffers, but has channeled it into an unfeeling remorseless approach to his work, the ends always justifying the means. This has led him to clash several times with Chaplain Anastasius over the loss of "Humanity" and the Lamenters current spiritual and moral direction. Antonius believes that only through removing emotion can the Lamenters successfully control the red thirst, whereas Anastasius sees this as the loss of "Humanity".


Antonius is armed with "Andris" a power sword of antiquity that has been handed down through the ranks of the Calix and was presented as a gift from the Blood Angels just after the Chapters founding. The blade has never broken or dulled and is always wielded by a senior Sanguinary Priest.


His silver armor is typical for all members of the Calix, after they have served in the Honor Guards of the Chapter and the Sanguinary Guard, his left shoulder pad in bronze depicts his honor of having been one of the few Lamenters that has been awarded Terminator Honors. Terminator Armor being so rare within the Lamenters Chapter, this is a rare honor afforded to only the most senior and trusted members of the Lamenters.


His right shoulder pad depicts the Imperial Gold Eagle emblazoned with the apothecary symbol, an honor conferred after the Corinth Campaign in which he recovered over 100 gene seed Zygotes.


On his left leg appears the "Golden Laurel" awarded to him after he was the last member of Captain Gergo's honor guard remaining to rally the 5th Company after a disastrous drop pod assault on an unknown Ork stronghold in 698.M41. Antonius recovered the 5th Companies standard and managed to rally and inspire the remaining 14 battle brothers of 80 who had descended to capture the stronghold and hold until reinforcements arrived. For this deed, he was promoted to full member of the Calix and took his place as full Sanguinary Priest.


His chest eagle is also unquie having been awarded the "Red Heart of Baal" in 799.M41 for this actions in saving 42 battle brothers who had been thought lost due to vacuum exposure during a hull breach of the strike cruiser "Truimphant Voluntar".


His mark VII armor is also adorned with a chequer pattern right knee pad, to show his chapter, his left knee pad remains white, the color of the Apothecarium.


Antonius has a strange banner, eschewing the normal policy of depicting the campaigns he has fought in, he has chosen to keep his heraldry plain and unadorned, the white background of the Apothecary only broken by the single red heart, the symbol of the Calix Priesthood. 






Senior Calix Antonius. Assigned to 5th Company as of 999.M41
Armament; "Andris" Power Sword. Bolt Pistol. Krak and Frag Genades. Narthecium.

4 comments:

  1. Nice background work, really brings the character to life!I enjoyed reading it and can't wait to read more.

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  2. Thanks, will update it this week with something new too... just usure what to add atm

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  3. Are your bases resin and if so where did you get them from?

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  4. Hi Derina,

    They are from an Aussie firm called Back 2 Basix. I cannot tell you how great they are, and I have never had a problem with them. The bases are different sizes, just be aware of it as some ranges dont have 60mm or 40mm base sizes. I got caught using the "Dungeon Stone" as they don't have 60mm for my larger figures.

    That said the product is great. I seriously reccomend the ruins bases in 20mm and 40mm they are great. I will be using those probably for a GK contingent at a later stage.

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