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The Etheran 501st
« on: December 13, 2007, 10:03:42 PM »
Alright, I've redone the fluff for my Guard army, again, mainly because I wasn't really too satisfied with the last one and that it didn't get a single review, so I had no real idea whether or not it was good. Anyways, here's it again, redone, with the grammar and spelling hopefully fixed.


The Etheran Snow Hounds

Home World
Ethera is a cold, yet habitable world; the planet “The Snow Hounds” call home. It has a varied geography, multiple large seas heated by geothermal activity, and several small oceans. And with temperatures ranging from cool to extreme arctic, it is without a question the Etheran are strong hearty people.

The planet was founded on 362.M36, according to local records, but lost contact from the Imperium from 549.M36 due to a warp anomaly.

Having existed for over three thousands years in isolation, the planet has developed a form of self government, and is not ruled by a single Planetary Governor. Instead, Ethera is divided into 23 different provinces, each with its own governor, in control of a lesser administrator dividing up the province further. At the top of the chain is the High Consul, with 23 elected Consul Members. These representatives are in power for life and watch over the entire planet, regulating and (to some extent) controlling the province with democratic decisions among themselves. However in times of crisis, one of the 23 representatives is voted in by the others to hold the power of supreme dictator until the crisis has passed.
Soon enough, the planet was brought back into the folds of the Imperium on 419.M39. The planet wasn’t very specialized, and therefore self sufficient; its economy is very capable of sustaining the planet through times of war and crisis. Lacking any economic specialization, the planet pays its tithe through various means. Thankfully, planetary affairs are left alone so long as Ethera remains loyal to the Imperium.

The Etheran Military
After coming in contact with the Imperium in the 39th Millennia, a series of revolt broke out over the conditions of the military tithe. The Etheran people were content in paying tribute in terms of everything but their own people. And although the military holds a strong position amongst the Etheran, they would not accept the thought of their citizens not being allowed to return home (Imperial Guard regiments are placed under control of the Departmento Munitorum, which may, or may not return them). No doubt rebellion broke throughout the planet, threatening the very future of the planet. The High Consul however, voted unanimously to condemn this action, knowing full well such a decision would be suicidal. Three Imperial Guard Regiments were dispatched to assist in restoring order.
To help calm the populous, the Planetary Government subsidized the family of Imperial Guardsmen, providing for any (with restrictions) close family members. As time went on, fighting in the Imperial Guard was considered an honor amongst the people. The occupation provided for one’s families and gives them a firm and a reasonable lifestyle. It is seen as a selfless way of caring for one’s family, a way of protection and provision. The honor of such an act resonate through entire family lines, stories of how a grandfather’s enlistment provided enough education for his son to succeed and bring wealth to the family carry great strength and inspire many.

Now, the Etheran are valiant members of the Imperium, fighting the enemies of the Imperium with great honor and duty. They have provided millions of vehicles, billions of men, and countless tons of supplies for the Imperial cause.

Imperial Guard Recruitment
Ethera has raised over 501 regiments for the Departmento Munitorum, all having served, and serving all across the Imperium. The 499-501 Etheran Regiments were raised for the conflict of Medusa V, where they served valiantly and assisted in the recue of millions in a glorious victory against the Emperor’s enemies. Men all over the planet are recruited; all the provinces have provided a large number of men for the Imperial Guard.

It should be noted that a bulk of the recruits (approx 35%) come from the single province of Orrax. The people of this province take military honor to the extreme. Men are raised from a society hell bent on slaughtering the enemies of the Imperium. Hailing from a military society, every male citizen of age is immediately conscripted and sent to the PDF, and most eventually into the planetary tithe. The Orrax people are known for their ferocity in combat, and their high regard of honor. Their high training has lead them to become and equivalent of Imperial Storm Troopers.

Regardless of which province these men hail from however, the Etheran are known for their ferocity in combat, their loyalty, and their will (no matter how imposed) to take one step forward.

The People
The Etheran are a diverse people, ranging from poor miners to wealthy merchants and scholars. And place heavy emphasis on military service, due to the subsidies, this is a common way of providing to their loved ones. The Etheran generally well educated and hard working people. They believe strongly in their family honor.

However, the Etheran people are either your best of friends or your bitterest of enemies. Friendship among the Etheran people are close and regarded as practically a part of one’s family; even going as far as to redeem a friend’s family’s honor. Although true enemies are rarely made; those unfortunate enough to become enemies often see the harshest of treatment, no common enemy could ever unite them. They never forget, and they never forgive!

Notable Characters

Name: Colonel Joseph Lavotski
Age: 53
Province: Jamaal
Position: Regimental CO
Info: Joseph Lavotski was born in the Jamaal province of Ethera, he crew up in a wealthy family, and lived a comfortable life due to the work of his grandfather; who was in the Imperial Guard. Government subsidiaries provided his father the education he needed, allowing him to become a successful asset to the Etheran government. Inspired by the work of his father, he joined the Imperial Guard. His first posting was on classified where his growing potential would bring him to the position he is now.

“The enemy of my enemy is the next one to die.”

   -Colonel Joseph Lavotski

Name: Major Michael Hanhson   
Age: 31
Province: Orrax
Position: 1st Battalion CO
Info: Hans, as he is simply known, is a cold and ruthless man. Born and raised in the province of Orrax, he was immediately conscripted by the provincial government and sent to the PDF at the age of 17. Applying for officer schooling, he quickly showed his ruthlessness at suppressing local rebellions that even his own superior officers feared him.

              He is unwavering in his loyalty to his honor and shows great distain for men who don’t hold up to his standards. He is a Commissar in his own right and rumors had it that when the 499th-501st Etheran Regiments were formed, his superiors were more then eager to transfer him into the Imperial Guard. Despite his ruthlessness, Hans is an excellent military commander and proven time and time again to be the most reliable man in the entire regiment, ready to lead his men to hell and back.

“He is a cold ruthless bastard who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. He would rather see us all dead then surrender, and would shoot us all before we rout. Even the Commissars fear him. I hate that man, he has allowed so many of my friends to die. But…I would truly follow him anywhere, because I know he will lead us to victory… the bloody bastard…”

   -Captain Leopold Scotch.

Name: Captain Leopold Scotch   
Age: 26
Province: Moskau
Position: 1st Battalion, Alpha Company CO
Info: Leo, or “Butters” as he is affectionately known by his men, was born to a poor in the Moskau province of Ethera. Having no real plan to enlist in the Imperial Guard, he went through his life believing he would leave a normal life. Unfortunately, or maybe so, he was signed up by his parents against his will (This is currently under investigation by the local Government) and shipped off to his first combat zone.
   Despite this, he quickly flew through the ranks as he proved his military prowess and supreme leadership capabilities. . He is beloved by his men, and those under him show such loyalty to him that many superiors are worried about the power he could posses. They claim; if he so desires, he could turn the entire regiment against their commanding officers and take control of them himself.
“We love Butters (Leopold) so much, that if asked, we would forsake our own family honor.

   -Trooper Alex Bale

First Lieutenant Gregory Koral
Age: 35
Province: Unknown
Position: 1st Battalion, Alpha Company XO
Info: Not much is known about Lieutenant Koral. It has shown that he is an excellent leader of men, and has an eerily good skill at keeping the men’s morale. He believes himself to be a great comedian because every time he speaks there is always snickering in the audience (As it turns out, he has a hilarious accent). He spent most of his early life as a pirate, scouring the Volgolgan Sea for many years. In the end, he was captured, and presented with two choices, death, or the Imperial Guard. Obviously, he chose the latter. He showed great leadership qualities, and was well liked by the superiors, appointed Lieutenant upon the founding of the 501st Etheran Regiment.



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