‘It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.'
- William Shakespeare
‘Courage is not the taking of another life,
But rather the giving of your own to save many.’
-Chrysaor, Lord of the Myrmidian Cataphracts
Lieutenant Ursus Tharsan, Siegebreaker, Kingslayer, Bear of Myrmidia, IV Grand Battalion, I Battalion:
Ursus Tharsan was born in the secluded Olympia city-state of Myrmidia. Myrmidia was a paradise, but was ruled by a series of ruthless kings that were constantly at war with the larger neighboring cities. At a young age Ursus was taken from his home and trained in the arts of war. At the age of fourteen he was sent to war, already out sizing many of his overseers. During battle he happened upon a group of adult Myrmidian troops looting and beating. He attacked his allies, slaying three and saving the locals, but then he was swamped down by the rest of the Myrmidians, and beaten brutally. The Myrmidians were about to slay him, when he was saved by Chrysaor. lord of the Myrmidian Cataphracts. He was adopted into the Cataphracts ranks, rising steadily under the tutelage of Chrysaor. By the time he was seventeen he had risen to be Chrysaor’s second in command, and they were enveloped into a plot to overthrow the king’s rule. They worked quickly to gather troops and allies in the senate, and then they struck, taking the dictators hold and slaying his guards. Chrysaor and Ursus confronted the King himself, and in the duel that responded Chrysaor was slain, and as the battle wore on, Ursus landed the final blow, slaying the king. Ursus took control over the Cataphracts for almost a year, before the Emperor came to Olympia, and he was inducted into the IV Legion along with Atlas Dhoryon, the successor to the king. Upon his induction into the legion, he was placed into the IV Grand Battalion, serving in the same squad as Atlas Dhoryon. They move up the ranks quickly, both commanding their own squad and eventually Battalions. They were considered some of the greatest warriors and strategists in the Grand Battalion, with Ursus specializing in siege warfare and boarding actions, and Atlas possessing a unique skill with leadership. Ursus gained the attention of Warsmith Bardych Throssus, who was quoted saying ‘He has the body of a bear and the mind of genius.’ Upon Bardych Throssus’s interment into a dreadnought and Atlas’s rise to Warsmith, Ursus was given command of the First Battalion, IV Grand Battalion. The First Battalion consists of many varied squads, unlike other legions comparable command structures. It contains terminators squads, tactical squads, breacher squads and support squads, all made up of the Grand Battalion most experienced or talented warriors.
-Gharth Copenius, Chronicles of the Tetarteo Adelfotiita
Edited by Pyromancer, 11 January 2014 - 05:48 PM.