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Nice Bertson by orcbruto Nice Bertson by orcbruto
Another NPC for my upcoming Dark Heresy W40k RPG campaign

Nice Bertson is the Inquisiton official pilot, navigator and jack-of-all-trades in the Demimondus sector. She is a female 26 years old, and have the Navigator gene and it's distinctive third eye. Most of time she works as personal pilot for the Inquisitor Flavia Regia, but she is also a capable mechanic and can handle herself in a fight.

She was born in a starship named "Wrath of the Emperor", and when she was a child the ship was boarded by pirates and she was sold in slavery. At 15 years old, Nice found herself conscripted in the imperial guard. As guardsman, she learned to fly as a pilot, and was twice saved by her Valkyrie armored hull in the war. With help of a friendly techpriest, she melted part of the damaged hull and made an amulet in shape of the Imperial Aquila.

She would have died sooner or later in the battlefield, if a new commissar didn't asked her to remove the bandanna she always wear over the forehead and spotted her "third eye".

Recognized as a Navigator, she was sent to Earth to learn to navigate in the Warp, and after finishing her learning, she was recruited by the Ordo Xenos to escort the Inquisitor Flavia, and still works for her.

Nice is short (1,50m), short tempered and hyperactive, she uses to sing and tap while bored. She envies tall and "two-eyed" people, and don't expect much respect or love from anyone. Nice grown up in the heat of battle, she knows mutants, girls and short people have only to wish a quick and painless death, everything else is a bonus.
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Jacab Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She has a Pip Boy!
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohhhhhhhhh yes!
The Dark Era of Technology maybe was Fallout time =D
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Jacab Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, nice idea..

by that way, we had that in dark heresy .. I mean, such devices..

GM: "Know these Pip Boys in Fallout?"
Group: "Yeah?"
GM: "These ones in modern you get on your arms!"

*i raised my hand* "Yes?"

Me: "Can we agree to name them Pipboys then, just that we know what we mean?"
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahahahahahah

Portable Cogitadors, Pipboy Pattern :eager:
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:iconjacab:
Jacab Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jepp..

by that way, I try to make a device for my PSP, using it as Pip-Boyish thingy
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Like this one? [link]

I saw lots of cool conversions of iphones and PSPs into Pipboy-wrists =D
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Jacab Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
similiar... I just saw I-phone crap where they putted the soudnvideos and such, but I don't want the screen to turn around like drunk when I move my arm.

Also, I want to insert it in a case, with a switch instead of the function buttons and the direction buttons... so, zwi sticks and so on^^
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
CORRECTIONS:
If you are enslaved by chaos pirates, you will be sold to a daemon prince on a daemon world in the warp. You will probably be killed by a daemon right after the sale. It is next to impossible to escape, only space marines have ever done that.
If she is a Navigator (which is a big huge important detail) then she should have her third eye covered up instead of magnified, since it can suck the life force out of people.
Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy are two separate divisions of the Imperium of Man.
Navigators typically look kind of in-bred.
Also, WH40k fiction is filled to the brim with pretty female navigators, just once I'd like to see a square jawed male navigator wearing an armor plated grenadiers cap.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahahah, well, they were normal ordinary pirates, not chaos ones... Of course Chaos daemons would find a navigator quite tasty

And yes, she had no idea what she was until a commissar dispatched her to Earth for navigator training. She and most of people around that knew of her "third eye" just though she was a dirty sinful horrible mutant and had to die in the front lines to atone for being born.

The helmet-like thing in her head is probably used just for navigating, probably to enhance her ability or offer some kind of HUD, she wears a bandanna while in contact with others.

Hahahahah, I guess fiction in general is full of sexy exotic girls, mostly because they are written by men (or by women that project themselves in the characters), but in 40k art navigators are usually shown as creepy gaunt guys =D
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I'm sorry to inform you that the navigator's third eye is the one mutation that is not randomly occuring.
Only navigators can give birth to navigators, so they have to marry amoungst their own kind to perpetuate the mutation, which is why they are all creepy and inbred looking... with the exception of the women, which is annoying.
it is possible for Nice to be the illegitamate daughter of a normal human being and a navigator, because it's never been explained what that pairing would produce.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yap! It's why she born in a Imperium ship, she born from the Navigators there =D

Hummmm... I wounder what would born from a human and a navigator... or a human and an ogryn... or a human and a ratling... or a ratling and an ogryn...
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I think those combos are heresy?
ratling + ogryn = Squat
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't want to imagine how a ratling make sex with an ogryn... Oo
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LordSia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Needs some story hooks involving the Navigator House which trained her, and the one from which she is descended - which should be different ones, for maximum intrigue. Bonus points if she represents the last member of an old lineage, and part of the reason she's working for the Inquisition is that her boss can keep the suitors at bay...
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great idea!
:eager:
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LordSia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Great picture. Does that make us even? Otherwise I can brainstorm a few more plots if you want me to.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahahaha, feel free to give me some more ideas! I'm sure my players will not run out of stuff to do with so many cool plots =D
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LordSia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
At some point, have them run into the very same pirate ship that once killed her entire family and sold her into slavery. The quick, fun and easy part would be to do this when she's at the helm of an Inquisitorial Q-ship or "borrowed" capital ship, and proceed to pay them back with the Inquisitor's blessings.
The dirty, angsty and dramatic part would be to have them introduced as a vital element, either privateers enlisted by the Inquisition, revealed to officially be part of the battlefleet of a nearby sector, or as necessary reinforcements against a common enemy. Cue the conflict between personal interest, duty, et cetera.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohhhhhhhhh yes!
Even worse if she meet her pirate friends in the Warp! =D
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LordSia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Hm, dramatic decision time - they find the pirates about to be sucked into a Warp Rift, their Gellar field apparently malfunctioning. Risk yourselves and your vessel to save them, scum of the Imperium, or allow them - thousands of people, few of whom truly deserve such a fate, and a valuable ship - to descend into Hell itself...
Cruel. I like it.
Another thing you might do is punish them for being nice, and when they inevitably act mean rub their faces in it. Like have them execute a minor cultist, and then confront them with the family and sick child he was supporting; convince them to help get the child treated. Then reveal that they're actually Genestealer Hybrids - not Chaos cultists - who used their pity to get into the hospital. Force them to purge the maternity ward, and let them explain the sad necessity to the bereaved parents and horrified administration.
Then proceed to have the entire city purged offscreen and send them a strongly worded astropathic transmission about the consequences of "need-to-know".
GrimDark, my friend; GrimDark...
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahahhahaha
Oh yes!

I'm already planning some quite disturbing moments like that! One character freaked out already after torturing and executing a cultist too fanatic to the Imperial Truth... and letting some mutants and witches to escape.

"Kill the Mutant, Burn the Witch" can be pretty easy to say when you are not confronting old ladies or children being burn at the stake...
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sirocco-rc Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Another of your beautiful girls, the armor is great, too.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Rania =D
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sirocco-rc Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :hug:
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Elmo9141 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Nice work
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks =D
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sofus111 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
The armor makes me think of someone been mixing mass effect with fallout :D
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahahahahaha
In fact, I couldn't find any "official" Games Workshop pictures of pilots, so I took more inspiration in US fighter pilots instead =D
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