Shadow in the Void
Explorator -Chief Engineer and Chief Medical Officer
<frank> was born on the charred and irradiated remains of what was once the great forge world of Ryboth (I originally said Sheoth 17 but I just read the Lathes book and Ryboth works better). When a great gamma ray pulse from the nearby star struck Ryboth it reduced killed most of the forge worlds inhabitants save those who managed to survive in the depths of the manufactorums. When the rest of the imperium made recontact with the survivors they found that Ryboth had more in common with a Death World than a Forge World. Great mutated beasts lurked and hunted in the networks of underground pipes and maglev lines that criss crossed the planets. Survival often revolved around scavenging useful resources and technology while avoiding death from any myriad of forms. Despite the chaos the inhabitants of Ryboth still worshiped the Omnisiah, their were still tech-priests, and once contact was reestablished they set about trying to rebuild their world. <frank> grew up in the post-apocalyptic, polluted and irradiated wastes of Ryboth and the effects of this environment on him were great indeed. <frank> is a musclebound monstrosity of a mutant who still possesses a keen and rational mind. While the folk of Ryboth are accepting enough of a mutant who isn’t trying to eat them, the rest of the cult mechanicus are less accepting, seeing him as fallible flesh which has succumbed to mutation as flesh is known to do. This has limited <frank’s> advancement regardless of individual achievements and limited the chances he might have had to leave the hellscape that is Ryboth. While his superiors in the Adeptus Mechanicus were re-opening mines in the system the sent <frank> on a mission to the penal world of Kommitsar in order to find labour to work in the dangerous mines. While returning with a hold full of prisoners the ship was subject to a mutiny and prison-break. Given that most of the engine crew was killed in the fighting <frank> was put in charge of a motley collection of Hereteks and surviving Enginseers and the less than willing engineer for the prison ship turned pirate ship. While Chief Enginseer/prisoner <frank> met <shane> and <jeff> and with their help arranged for the ship to be captured by imperial authorities. When the ship tried to escape a fight gone bad <frank> overloaded the engines, forged damage reports, and vented sections of the ship into space at the slightest hint of fire. <greg> the captain of the other ship recognized potential in the loyalist conspirators and called upon them to be part of his crew in future endevours.