|Motto||Historia docet, aut mori aptet (History teaches, adapt or die)|
|Battle Cry||Illustrant eas (Commander only)|
|Allegiance||Imperium; Questor Mechanicus|
|Colours||Magenta, white, grey, silver edging|
|House Emblem||A lightning bolt over (bisecting) a cog (image in the works)|
House Jenius was founded on the bones of an old abandoned experiment.
During an expedition, Magos Perficio der Klaue discovered a buried knight hangar on the planet Verdazur. Those mostly intact were quickly recovered to be placed into service.
Further exploration revealed training equipment and a near intact base. An amazing discovery considering the age of the area dates back to just after the great crusade. The faded lightning bolt over a cog symbol on a few of the knights pointed to the venerated House Taranis as the original owners.
While the data files are incomplete magos Der Klaue theorized that the base might have been a way station or forward base for resupply and even training of new pilots. Given it's far distance from the venerated homeworld of Mars.
With luck, the local sector governor had contact with a pair of Freeblade pilots in his domain. While it took a little convincing to get the freeblades to agree to train new pilots, they only agreed to train one group and that group would have to train any future generations.
A large keep was constructed near the site of the hangar as Magos Der Klaue worked to restore the underground base.
With that House Jenius was formed, named after the top student Llywelyn Farnia Jenius. She was granted a Lordship over the area and is the current head instructor and dean of the academy
"Thank you Ms. Morwen, good to know someone was studying the material." the professor nodded to the female student as she sat down.
The dozen youths in the classroom turned their attention from their fellow student to the teacher as he began speaking, "Just remember that to better prepare for your future you do need a basic understanding of the past. Human civilization has forgotten more in its long history of existence in this galaxy than it can relearn in the next thousand years."
The familiar chimes sounded from outside, signalling the end of the lesson. A few students yawned and stretched before rising from their seats and heading towards the exit.
"Tomorrow we will be discussing the battle of Molov City, make sure to study the datafile. Also I noticed Sir Ashley was in one of his moods, make sure to study with your running shoes on."
One of the students let out an audible groan as they passed through the doorway.
The Jenius Knight Academy was built to train knight pilots and sacristan. House Jenius being it’s guard and faculty. For the past hundred years it has produced a few pilots and many sacristans in its mission given by the Confederation of Teradox. A semi-autonomous group of human controlled worlds located under the Ghoul Stars.
The primary mission of the academy and the reason for the Confederation fully supporting it is what is known as the Knight Initiative. That one day every planet in the Confederacy will have their own knight lance to defend it. A lofty goal, but possible in time.
Unlike other houses, House Jenuis has little true history and is only currently forging it’s path in the galaxy. It is the goal of the current leadership to set up the house and it’s academy to have a history as rich and full as it’s progenitor.
Once the first few knight frames were repaired, pilots were needed.
The first pilots of the house were trained by the freeblades, Bjorg Rhonwen and Sebastian Seras. All the new trainees were taken from the titan crew training program on request of Magos Der Klause. Only eight made it through the harsh training of the freeblades. They took on the surname of Jenius by decree of the magos and Llywelyn was chosen as the commander. Llywelyn doesn't keep this practice on the next generation since she believes the right of command is earned not inherited.
Since the opening of the academy there have been twenty graduate classes in its eighty years of operation. Of which six groups have gone to establish their own garrisons within the Confederacy via the Knight Initiative.
During this time the House has sortied dozens of times as mentors take their charges out onto the battlefield to earn the right to pilot a knight. Outside of its’ early days, the house has not had to fully deploy to a war front, though Lady Jenius fears it may one day have to.
Home Planet: Verdazur
Planetary exports: Food, focusing crystals, rare metals (asteroid mining) and tourism
Classification: Garden World
Population: appox 1.5 million
Tithe Grade: Decuma Particular (Resource yearly, Regimental decade)
Discovered in M36, Verdazur is a watery planet covered with several archipelagos. The largest land mass ,Gaufertier, is barely large enough to be called a continent. While Gaufertier hosts the planet’s capital of Havrisar as well as the knight household’s primary base in the city of Davumior. The planet is dotted with several island towns and estates. Verdazur is classified as a garden world. Though it has a few industries, food production and underwater mining being it’s primaries. It’s natural beauty with thousands of beaches and centralized location in the Confederacy make it an excellent vacation spot for the richer nobles of the area.
However in the opening year of the 41st millenium, Mt St Hilary, thought to be a dormant volcano on Gaufertier erupted. After it had calmed, investigation into the surrounding area revealed the entrance to the buried knight keep.
The keep was dated to over ten millennia old, pre-dating the founding of the colony. Further examination of the underwater region known by the locals as Lyza’s Ring points to an extinction level event in the planet’s history. Based on the timing some in the higher government fear it might have been a man-made event.
Sacventdeile - Founder’s old estate, currently a major resort.
Lyza’s Ring - A 10 km wide hole in Verdazur’s ocean, the bottom resting on the mantle of the planet. The walls contain several crystal deposits with the most pure being closer to the bottom. Between the heat and pressure few have been mined.
Light lance - A questoris or dominus pattern escorted by a squad of armigars. Students are taught this method for a two fold reason. First, the mentor phase is done in this formation so it doesn’t take much tactical relearning. Second, the Throne Mechanicum is the hardest part of the knight to manufacture making the larger knights rarer currently. If a larger force is needed then a few light lances are combined into a more formal Knight lance.
All knights of House Jenius have the lion helm, a design from Magos Der Klaue to mark her charges. The house took them up as a design for the thier knights. Graduate pilots of the academy use other helms and colours of their design if they chose garrison duty. The house emblem is still displayed on all knights (garrison or house) in some fashion.
Königin der Löwen - Llywelyn’s personal knight frame, the frame was modified to allow for weapon swaps prior to battle allowing her to use whatever class is needed for the mission. Her preferred class is Crusader.
Jägerin Mond - Warden class Questoris operated by Lady Hotaru Jikan, one of the academy’s primary mentors. The Jägerin Mond has fought on many battlefields, it’s avenger gatling cannon taking the lives of many foes.
Zorn des Löwen - A Castellan class, it wreaked havoc during the Flesh War campaign. With its volcano lance and upgraded plasma destructor it had the honour of standing up to and defeating a chaos warhound near single handedly. It’s current owner is the house second in command Lady Gwyneth Thranc Jenius.
Lady Llywelyn Farnia Jenius - Headmistress of the academy and leader of House Jenius. She was already tracked for the coveted Titan program before being tapped for knight training. She has helped in the training of several generations of knight pilots. Even in her advanced years she manages to hold her own versus many foes. Her ruthlessness is legendary, both on campus and the battlefield. Her mount ,Königin der Löwen, has the ability to mimic any class of knight, showing that she has the ability to teach for any frame.
Lady Gwyneth Thranc Jenius - Llywelyn’s second in command and the primary administrator of the academy. She is a stoic and pragmatic woman, one of the reasons she was given command of the castellan Zorn des Löwen. Which she has piloted to victory in many sorties.
Lady Hotaru Jikan - Current lead mentor of the academy. She only takes on two students at a time, but pits them against the odds and is as harsh a master as Lady Llywelyn Jenius. She pilots the Jägerin Mond with skill and grace, though that might also be due to her more ingrained connection. A paraplagic, her limbs are bionic augments that integrate with her throne.
Awateru Tsuki - Recent graduate of the academy. During her senior term she kept the skies above her allies clear while piloting the helverin Beta 02. Fighting alongside her mentor Lady Jikan and her twin brother Kyofu she earned her seat with honours. She is currently piloting the Echavalier XX, leading her lance on a pilgrimage to Mars.
More detailed descripts are here
The Cleansing of Block 76 - Early battle against a necron force to reclaim a forge.
The Flesh War: The house’s first major campaign against a durkari incursion.
The Sunsus Campaign - House Jenius assists a forgeworld in dealing with a xenos incursion. Lady Jikan used it as the final trial for her students.
The Mecha Trail - The pilgrimage of Lady Tsuki’s lance to Mars
Confederation of Teradox - A semi-autonomous group of human controlled worlds located under the ghoul stars. Verdazur is in their territory. (My IG army)
Conclave of Esus - Perfactio’s mechanicus group. They not only teach new sacatians but build new knight frames for House Jenius and their allies. (Admech)
Fel Knights - A group of freebladed knights that roam the area under the Conferatacy’s protection. They can be spotted by the wolf helms their knights wear.
Edited by Focslain, 01 May 2020 - 02:01 PM.