Sevatar

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The Prince of Crows, looking like he just came out of Fist of the North Star.

"Death to the False Emperor!"

– Jago Sevatarion

Jago Sevatarion also known as Sevatar, the Prince of Crows and Master of the Atramentar, was the First Captain of the Night Lords Space Marine Legion, and along with Sigismund, Lucius, Kharn & Corswain was believed to be one of the greatest duelists of his age. Though that was probably due to his penchant for cheating.

He was also a repressed psyker whose powers were slowly killing him.

Biography[edit]

As a child, he began displaying psychic powers and could hear the voices of the dead, which caused him pain. He was eventually taken into the Night Lords Legion, where Konrad Curze and his advisors attempted to suppress his powers in the hope that they would atrophy with time.

Sevatar would eventually rise to the rank of First Captain; second in command of his Legion. At some point after the Edict of Nikaea, it fell to Sevatar to make the decision about what to do with the Librarius. He seemed not to care about what happened to them, but banished their Chief Librarian Fel Zharost back to Terra.

At the outset of the Horus Heresy, he was the first person to utter the phrase "Death to the False Emperor!" during one of Horus' briefings for the Istvaan trap, making him one of the most significant characters of the entire setting.

Sevatar also wore red gauntlets, a sign that he was condemned to be killed by the hands of his Primarch at a moment of his choosing. This was a sentence usually reserved for "Traitors and Fools" though it seems that Sevatar considered himself to be both. What he did to be condemned this is unknown.

During the Thramas Crusade, when Curze was injured and left comatose after being ambushed by Lion El'Jonson at Sheol, Sevatar was left as acting commander (mostly by killing several other contenders) He then declared that they had done all that Horus had demanded of them and that they should from then on do whatever they wanted to do. So he broke the Legion into six great companies that would operate independently and be under no singular commander where they could rape and pillage to their hearts content, becoming true renegades.

Sevatar then tried using his psychic powers to awaken Curze from his coma, but the Primarch wasn't that interested and knocked him the fuck out. While Sevatar was asleep, the Dark Angels had discovered the Night Lords and outmaneuvered them by using a sentient warp engine that the Lion had discovered earlier in the crusade. After he awoke, Sevatar attempted to retreat out through the Dark Angel's battle lines, until Curze awoke of his own accord and declared that he wanted to board the Dark Angel's flagship instead; which he proceeded to do by hitching a ride on top of a space fighter. Unfortunately he was overwhelmed and captured.

While a captive of the First Legion, he was contacted by one of their Astropaths on board the Invincible Reason whom he initially mistook for one of the voices of the dead in his head that he was used to hearing, and while in solitary confinement he confessed his sins and madness to her, saying that he saw himself as an agent of justice rather than a soldier or cruel killer. After realising who she was, he eventually came to an understanding with her, reading her mind in turn, discovering that she had been badly beaten and left crippled by her Legion overseer. She helps him escape by freezing his guards, though he does not flee the starship; instead, he makes his way to her chambers and strangles the overseer to death, something he saw as his "duty" to perform considering the treatment suffered by the young astropath before surrendering again to the Dark Angels.

It was said that Sevatar was eventually killed during the Horus Heresy at some point before the Siege of Terra. It's not quite figured out where or by who yet. And considering the character of his Primarch and Legion as well as the nature of his condemnation, it might not be that glorious a death either... though there are rumors that he may still be alive somewhere.

Some on /tg/ believe he might have ended up as a Knight-Errant or perhaps one of/the first of the Carcharodons.

Tabletop[edit]

Sevatar

As mentioned, Sevatar was considered one of the deadliest warriors of his age and his rules do not disappoint, though he does not compare to Sigismund in terms of who would win in a straight up "fair" fight (though he was said to have beaten Sigismund in a duel by cheating) (Actually he headbutts Sigismund so the duel gets suspended. Not really much like cheating like going for a tactical victory) nor does he match up to Kharn in terms of overall killiness.

Instead, Sevatar has some nasty tricks up his sleeves. He inflicts Instant Death while in a challenge and has four WS7 I6 S5 AP3 Rending, Master-Crafted attacks. While this might not necessarily seem scary to a character with Artificer/Terminator armour, just remember that they only need to fail one save against him unless they are Eternal Warriors.

He also is a repressed psyker, which in rules terms means he can only harness two warp charges in a turn, but since he has only one power that's not such a terrible condition. That power is "Precognition" which further turns him into a monster character since he can re-roll pretty much anything. Which means he can really push for those rending AP2 melee attacks if he really needs to hurt something.

Also remember he is a Night Lord, meaning, if his unit outnumbers the enemy at any initiative step, he gains a +1 on to hit and to wound rolls, which when coupled with Master Crafted and his Precognition means he will likely be hitting and wounding on rerollable 2+.

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