The Measure of Man
Studious Techmarine of the Salamanders chapter.
Skills: Awareness (Per), Ciphers (Chapter Runes) (Int), Climb (S), Concealment (Ag), Common Lore (Adeptus Astartes, Deathwatch, Imperium, War) (Int), Dodge (Ag), Drive (Ground Vehicles) (Ag), Forbidden Lore (Xenos) (Int), Scholastic Lore (Codex Astartes) (Int), Speak Language (Low Gothic, High Gothic, Techna-lingua) (Int), Literacy (Int), Silent Move (Ag), Tactics (Armoured) (Int), Trade (Armourer) (Int).
Talents: Ambidextrous, Astartes Weapon Training, Bulging Biceps, Deathwatch Training, Electro-graft Use, Heightened Senses (Hearing, Sight), Killing Strike, Mechanicus Implants, Mechadendrite Use (Servo-Arm), Nerves of Steel, Quick Draw, Resistance (Heat, Psychic Powers), Technical Knock, True Grit, Unarmed Master, Unnatural Strength (x2), Unnatural Toughness (x2)
Astartes Bolter (Godwyn)
Basic; 100m, S/2/4; 2d10+5 X; Pen 5; Tearing
Attachments: Fire Selector
Astartes Bolt Pistol
Pistol; 30m, S/3/-; 2d10+5 X; Pen 5; Tearing
Astartes Hand Flamer
Pistol; 10m, S/-/-; 2d10+2 E; Pen 3; Flame
Melee; 1.5m; 2d10+14 I; Pen 10
Mk6 “Corvus-pattern” Power Armour
(Head 8, Arms 8, Body 9, Legs 9*)
3 frag grenades, 3 krak grenades, 1 bolter clip (Hellfire rounds), repair cement, auspex, Astartes Hand Flamer, forge hammer (trapping)
XP to spend: 0
XP spent: 13,500
Next Rank (2): 17,000
A distinguished Battle-Brother, Gravius earned his place among his Techmarine brothers during a Time of Trial on Nocturne. While escorting a group of refugees to one of the Sanctuary Cities, a volcanic vent opened beneath the rear most supply transport. Without hesitation Brother Gravius ran up and grabbed a hold of the truck before it could slide all the way in. Anchoring himself with his Servo-arm he smashed the windscreen and pulled the driver out, throwing him towards his battle brothers as the ground under his feet crumbled. When his battle-brothers arrived to help him, they saw through the billowing smoke Gravius holding the truck suspended over a rising pool of lava by his Servo-arm. As the squad pulled Gravius out of the widening chasm they saw that he was almost unconscious, helmet-less, but alive. He had managed to save the driver, truck, and all of its precious cargo. Unfortunately, the super-heated volcanic gasses were too much for even Brother Gravius’ enhanced physiology, and his multi-lung was seared black. Despite the grievous wound, he guided the refugees to the Sanctuary City of Hesiod. At one point in his weakened state he drove off a salamander, the monstrous creatures for which the chapter is named. The Chapter’s Apothecaries were unable to repair the damaged tissue, so the Masters of the Forge crafted a bionic respiratory system, in honour of his unwavering display of the tenets the Promethean Cult represents. Brother Gravius’ body readily accepted the enhancement, so he continues to serve. For the Omnissiah and the Emperor!