Rogue Trader - The Hos Dynasty
Ancient Lineage Now Embodied In This Man. How Unfortunate.
A complete monster in combat, he prefers violence to negotiation, which makes it even more unfortunate that he’s skilled in both. Able to go from incredibly charming to ravingly bloodthirsty in an instant, those who stay on his good side will testify to his loyalty and strong, decisive leadership. Until recently, those who do not could testify to his brutal cunning in war and the strength of his fleet, but usually they don’t put any of that in their vessel’s last, frantic salvation beacon.
The Winterscale family has been in the Koronus Expanse since shortly after the path through the Maw was first charted. Sebastian Winterscale, first of the dynasty, entered with a single Cruiser and a gut full of cunning. Defeating smaller enemies, he incorporated them into his Dynasty rather than destroying them and used them to fuel his rapidly expanding empire. His family’s reach has only expanded in the time since then, and there is a region of space in the Expanse named Winterscale’s Realm.
The history of Calligos Winterscale is unknown. When the previous Warrant holder, Arturous Winterscale, died there was none to step forward to claim his warrant for a number of years. Calligos’s emergence has been the subject of many rumours, but he has done little to enlighten them with the truth. He surrounds himself with legends: the defeat of Kaptain DaBurna, the destruction of the Eldar vessel Silence of Eternity and his journey to Hecaton’s Rift are all steeped in rumour.