So, if you're anything like me, what your army does on the tabletop is only a fraction
of the enjoyment opportunities they provide. Customising, converting, and building unique models is a joy all of its own. Painting... well it's not my strongest suit, but I'm sure its one of the hobbies major appealing factors. And of course, since we're in the library, there's the backstory.
As someone who absolutely loves exploring a universe and its lore, 40K is incredible due to how rich and storied it is, as a well-established and storied universe with so much to discover and learn. Of course, when a setting gives you that much story, it just feels downright WRONG to not create a story of your own.
So, that's what I propose this thread is for, posting the backstories and character write-ups, as well as any adventures of our commanders, veterans, or notable individuals. Why should the named characters from GW be the only ones with detailed histories? Shas'O Kel'var has just as distinct a personality as O'Shovah, or Commander Sternshield.
So, I'll kick it off with some of my own characters, and please continue the trend with your own creations. Kakapo42
has suggested this helpful template if you'd like a hand in putting together a post, but please feel free to go completely free-form if you like, or to add or remove categories as you like. We want to hear about your unique, individual characters, so if you feel the template hampers your creativity, please do whatever works for you.
I do think it's a really useful tool, however and I'm sure we'll make good use of it.
--OPENING UPLINK TO DATABASE - AUTHORIZATION CODE: ****** --
--AUTHORIZATION CODE ACCEPTED. ACCESS GRANTED.--
NAME: enter your character's name here.
KNOWN ALIASES: enter any nicknames, alternate titles or fearsome monikers your character has earned here. Also a place for listing any translated Tau personal names (Farsight, Shadowsun and so on).
SPECIES: list the species of your character here.
RANK: enter the rank of your character here.
CASTE: list the caste of your character here. For non-Tau auxiliary characters simply enter 'Auxiliary' here.
SEX: the biological sex of your character.
AFFILIATION: enter which faction (Tau Empire, Farsight Enclaves etc.) your character has pledged allegiance to here.
DATE OF BIRTH: the date your character was born.
PLACE OF BIRTH: where your character was born.
KNOWN KIN: list any relatives of your character here.
KNOWN AFFILIATES: list any other characters of note that your character frequently works alongside, or has a close relationship with.
COMMENDATIONS: a brief list of any notable achievements your character has earned.
NOTABLE BIOGRAPHIC EVENTS: a brief list of any major events in your character's life.
PERSONAL BIO: put any detailed descriptions of your character here.
CURRENT STATUS: the latest assignment or job your character has.
LAST KNOWN LOCATION: the current whereabouts of your character.
Also, if you're trying to determine ages, this is how the rank/age correlation works as far as I can tell
Let the creative juices flow