Erata Exussum

Powerful psyker who is mastering the Pyromancer discipline

++ Only the Insane have strength enough to prosper. Only those who prosper can judge what is sane ++
NAME: Erata Exussum
FACTION: Shilwulf Dynasty
CAREER: Sanctioned Psyker

Erata isn’t unattractive, but like most Psykers, she gives off a vibe that normal people find off-putting. It can be best described as a “don’t mess with me” aura and few people choose to do so. She wears revealing clothes that show off her well toned body as well as the numerous tatoos covering her skin.

Originally, her dark hair was styled in a pixie cut that framed her intense features. But after a run-in with a Tzeentch warp witch, her hair turned a pinkish purple. She shaved her head completely hoping it would return to normal, but the color remained. It’s grown back into a half-inch buzz-cut. Her right leg sports a long, vicious scar that she received in the same battle.


Not much was known about Erata when she joined the crew. Originally, she was hired muscle for the Xenos artifact smuggling captain. He and his bridge crew had an unfortunate run-in with the explorer’s teleportarium and combat servitors. Luckily, Erata was in her quarters while her employer was getting brutally murdered. Perhaps just as fortunate, he was a jerk and the pyromancer wasn’t very attached to him.

When the explorers were pressing crewmen from the newly claimed vessel, Erata was identified as a cut above the rest and offered her a position. Originally she was part of a mercenary unit and served as part of their special forces. She left after a few years of successful service.

GM Note:

Zeffan started playing Erata during the session: 01-03 Picking up the Pieces. All of the core classes were pretty much covered already but he wanted his own “niche” and hot-shot pilot void-master wasn’t doing it for him. So I cobbled together some Pyromancy rules and he’s had fun setting things on fire ever since.

For Erata’s backstory, zeffan just came to me with “My character has amnesia.” Normally, that’s just a cop out, but this was his first Warhammer 40k experience and I think he was feeling overwhelmed from the extensive lore of the 40k universe.

So instead of being an EvilGM (sending unknown debtors and pissed off people seeking retribution for forgotten deeds at him), I came up with a forgotten past and I’ve been dealing it out to him slowly but surely.

Character Sheet

WS BS S T Ag Int Per WP Fel
45 35 30 50 40 35 45 76 30


Name Lvl Bonus
Acrobatics (Ag) +0%
Awareness (Per) +5%
Barter (Fel) +0%
Blather (Fel) +0%
Carouse (T) +0%
Charm (Fel) +0%
Chem Use (Int) +0%
Ciphers (Int) +0%
Climb (S) +0%
Command (Fel) +0%
Commerce (Fel) +0%
Common Lore (Int) +5% Administratum
Concealment (Ag) +0%
Contortionist (Ag) +0%
Deceive (Fel) +0%
Demolition (int) +0%
Disguise (Fel) +0%
Dodge (Ag) +5%
Drive (Ag) +0%
Evaluate (Int) +0%
Forbidden Lore (Int) +5% Inquisition
Forbidden Lore (Int) +5% Psykers
Forbidden Lore (Int) +5% Heresy
Gamble (Int) +0%
Inquiry (Fel) +0%
Interrogation (WP) +5%
Intimidate (S) +5%
Invocation (WP) +20%
Lip Reading (Per) +0%
Literacy (Int) +5%
Logic (Int) +0%
Medicae (Int) +0%
Navigation (Int) +5%
Performer (Fel) +0%
Pilot (Ag) +5% Space Craft
Psyniscience (Per) +10%
Scholastic Lore (Int) +0%
Scrutiny (Per) +5%
Search (Per) +0%
Secret Tongue (Int) +0%
Security (Ag) +0%
Shadowing (Ag) +0%
Silent Move (Ag) +0%
Sleight of Hand (Ag) +0%
Speak Language (Int) +5% High Gothic – Low Gothic – Ship Dialect
Survival (Int) +0%
Swim (S) +0%
Tech-Use (Int) +0%
Tracking (Int) +0%
Trade (Int) +0%
Wrangling (Int) +0%

Talents & Traits

Weapon Training – Melee (Univ) Chain, Shock, Power C103
Weapon Training – Pistol (Univ) Bolt, Las, Launcher, Melta, Plasma, SP C104
Dark Soul 1/2 Penatly on Malignancy Test C096
Enemy (Ecclesiarchy) -10 to FS Tests C097
Hatred (Void Pirates) +10 to WS Tests C099
Psy Rating (4) C104
Pyromancy Pst Rating(5) House
Sound Constitution(x1) +1 Wound C106


Eldar Forceshield 75/1
Xeno mesh
Psy Focus +10 Invocation roll

Erata Exussum

The Shilwulf Dynasty Eck zeffan