The Shilwulf Dynasty
Medic, missionary, and moral compass of the Shilwulf Dynasty
++ Innocence proves nothing. ++
|IMAGE:||Alice in Wonderland (2010)|
Her face is serene, almost ethereal, not the battle-weary complexion so common amongst the crew. From this cursory inspection, many simply assume her to be new to the order and likely out for a grand adventure. However, when people meet the gaze of Anna’s piercing emerald-green eyes, they are often overwhelmed by a feeling of great sadness, as if she bears the weight of every confession she has heard and every judgement she has rained down.
A thick, very aged leather-bound book is secured to her hip by a long silver chain wrapping around her waist. The chains clink softly when she walks, though this can only be heard on the quietest parts of the ship. On her opposite hip hangs a clearly vintage but well cared for chainsword. The phrase ‘Fiat justitia ruat caelum’ is etched on the blade housing, words which once held great meaning to her brother who was the original owner of the weapon.
On the outside, she appears calm but her presence gives a feeling of strength and well-being to those around her. Annatolla has vehemently worked to promote compassion and mercy towards those who are often deemed unworthy of such consideration. However, those who have stood beside her in battle know that this kind demenaor vanishes in the presence of true evil.
With all of this in mind, it can be justly claimed that Annatolla is more than simply a priest or doctor. Indeed she serves as a moral compass, a beacon of light in times of spiritual darkness, and a beneficent guide to the afterlife.
Annatolla first met Octavius through her older brother while finishing her medicae scholam studies. He acted as Octavius’s personal head of security, and insisted that Anna take a break from her studies to join them on a voyage. Though she suspected he was secretly trying to expose her to the adventurous life of a Rogue Trader, the mention of xenos archeology piqued her interest and she agreed to join them.
On that fateful journey, only Anna and octavius returned with their minds intact, the rest of the small crew were lost to insanity. Her brother was struck down while valiantly defending his sister, a vision that haunts her to this day.
Currently, Annatolla acts as the head of the Ecclesiarchy aboard the Hymn and chief medical officer to the Shilwulf retinue. A very private person, Anna counts Hob and Greuhod Gor’Lung among her closest friends, but always makes herself available for those who need counsel.
It is clear that Octavius Shilwulf trusts Annatolla explicitly, often seeking her advice on Dynasty interests. These discussions can occasionally become heated when the morally right thing to do isn’t the most profitable. Annatolla usually prevails in these arguments, but not always. Publicly the two seem to share a bond akin to old war vets, but those closest to them sense there is something more.
|Chem Use (Int)||+0%|
|Common Lore (Int)||+5%||Koronus Expanse|
|Common Lore (Int)||+5%||Machine Cult|
|Common Lore (Int)||+5%||Tech|
|Common Lore (Int)||+5%||Imperial Creed|
|Common Lore (Int)||+5%||Imperium|
|Forbidden Lore (Int)||+10%||Heresy|
|Forbidden Lore (Int)||+5%||Xenos|
|Lip Reading (Per)||+0%|
|Scholastic Lore (Int)||+5%||Imperial Creed|
|Secret Tongue (Int)||+0%|
|Silent Move (Ag)||+0%|
|Sleight of Hand (Ag)||+0%|
|Speak Language (Int)||+5%||High Gothic|
|Speak Language (Int)||+5%||Low Gothic|
Talents & Traits
|Basic Weapon Training (Univ)||Bolt, Las, Launcher, Melta, Plasma, SP||C094|
|Melee Weapon Training (Univ)||Chain, Shock, Power||C103|
|Technical Knock||Un-jam any gun as half-action once/round||C107|
|Pure Faith||Immune to Daemonic Presence, Spend FP to skip Fear tests, Insanity Points, Corruption Points for encounter||C104|
|Unshakable Faith||Re-roll failed WP Test to avoid Fear effects||C108|
|Crushing Blow||+2 Dmg inflicted in melee||C096|
|Resistance (Psytech)||+10 Resist||C105|
|Talented (Medicae)||+10 Bonus||C107|
|Divine Ministration||Spend FP to restore Dmg equal to WP Bonus, more||C096|
|Combat Servitors (x5) (Good)|
|Light Power Armor (Good)|