Rogue Trader: The Volkite Dynasty
Welcome to the Volkite Dynasty.
In the 41st Millennium, the Imperium of Man is ruled by the God-Emperor, who has sat for over 10,000 years on his Golden Throne, and spans more than a million inhabited worlds.
With unprecedented freedom compared to the common man, those that are part of a Rogue Trader dynasty have the freedom of exploration, risk, and savage might set in the decaying far future. Vast fortunes await on the edges of the galaxy, if you and your fellow Explorers can muster the courage to find and claim them. Renown and riches reward the bold, but the unwary find only anonymous deaths. A Rogue Trader who can wrest profits from a dangerous universe through luck, cunning, or sheer force of will enjoys something few humans in the 41st Millennium even know—a life of adventure and true freedom. Such a course, however, is often fraught with peril. Foul aliens, pernicious raiders, and even other Rogue Traders stand in your way on the path to greatness. Your wits, luck, skill, and courage will be tested to their utmost limits. To survive is to face even greater challenges—and to wield even greater power. Your ship will take you to new worlds and uncharted reaches of the void, where you will encounter deadly rivals, savage pirates, mysterious aliens, and possibly even the nightmarish inhabitants of the warp. You will acquire and spend great wealth, and either fame or infamy will attend your actions. You will discover ancient and forgotten mysteries and search out the unknown, perhaps to find lost human worlds, wield mighty artefacts of lost civilisations, witness never-before-seen celestial phenomena, or disturb ancient terrors long slumbering in the black depths. You must survive the dangers of the voids, for beyond the threat of vacuum and deadly radiation lurk things man was never meant to find. You must battle alien rivals to humanity’s dominance of the stars, who would see all human life snuffed out like a guttering candle if they could. To be part of a Rogue Trader’s crew is to stand on the threshold of near-unlimited opportunity. Vast profits wait for you and your fellow explorers to find and claim. Fame and fortune reward the bold, but the unwary will find only death, their deeds soon forgotten. Why do Rogue Traders brave the terrors of the void and plunge into the unknown? The answer is simple: great risks can bring great rewards. A Rogue Trader and his crew are a lasting symbol of success and wealth in the Imperium—and with good reason. They enjoy a level of personal freedom and lifestyle of adventure that others can only dream of. Tasting the fruits of success is not without peril, however. Foul aliens, pernicious raiders, and even other Rogue Traders will stand in your way on the path to greatness. Your wits, luck, skill, and courage will be tested to their utmost limits as you attempt to survive and prosper in this life, and to survive is to face even greater challenges—and to wield even greater power in overcoming them.
This story focuses on the Volkite Dynasty. The Rogue Trader Lord Captain Astraea Volkite is the current leader of the Volkite Dynasty. His most trusted counselors include: Choir-Master Telepathica Gravis, the Master Helmsman Crazy Chic, the Kroot mercenary Matter Blinder and the Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior Varenor Kaxtor. These explorers are empowered by an ancient Warrant of Trade to seek out profit and spread the word and grasp of the Imperium of Man to unexplored regions of space. Their home is the The Sword of Helios, a Raider-class Iconoclast Destroyer that is over 1.3 kilometers long and home to almost 16,500 souls.