Our Story Thus Far:
014.M36 (or 33 thousand years after 2014 of the Gregorian Calendar): The Administratum coginator rattles and clicks as it processes and cycles through ancient and infinitely complex mathematical formulas and equations that no living administratum official could begin to any longer comprehend. The computations determine that projected needs require a Rogue Trader warrant be issued in the Ixaniad sector. The slow gears of Imperial government start to turn to produce what will become the Grinalt Dynasty Warrant……364 years later.
378.M36: A new Rogue Trader dynasty is christened when Narib Grinalt is given a warrant of trade shortly before the close of what would be known as the Reign of Blood. Most Warrants issued during this period are rescinded because of the bearers close ties with the deposed High Lord Vandire. Because the Grinalt warrant was seen as coming from the machine spirit starting long before the birth of Vandire, Narib is allowed to retain his warrant. Because of his warrant’s ties to the Reign of Blood, the Grinalt Dynasty does not like to discuss the history of the warrant and Narib spent his life proving his loyalty and worthiness to bear such an honor.
211.M41: The strong financial standing of the Grinalt Dynasty(now based in the Calixis Sector on the planet Scintilla) is shaken when the planets of the Merates Cluster secede and raid the surrounding areas destroying a good portion of the Grinalt trade lines. The dynasty becomes a major part of the conflict when it is part of the force mustered by the Sector governor to aid the Battlefleet Koronus in what would become the 11 year Meritech War. The fortunes of the Grinalt dynasty have never fully recovered.
314.M41: When the threat of rebellion starts appearing again in areas where there are Grinalt holdings, dynasty head Reylas Grinalt negotiates a mysterious and never fully disclosed deal with a battlefleet admiral (known not to be a fan of newer STC starships) to obtain the Falchion-Class frigate The Emperor’s Horn.
781.M41: Grinalt Heir Apparent Savrus Grinalt is born on Scintilla and is raised in the very best fashion one would expect for someone of his position. Growing up, Savrus was fascinated by an archeotech laspistol that his father kept locked in a display case in his office as a status symbol and conversation piece. It had belonged to Savrus’ Great Grandfather, the adventurer Xanatov Grinalt. He would dream of being able to follow in his footsteps and find what other ancient secrets were waiting to be discovered. Both his grandfather and father had not followed Xanatov’s example and were more glorified merchant princes than true Rogue Traders as they tried to shore up the now struggling dynasty though they still retain strong ties with the major merchant houses of the sector..
815.M41: Upon the death of his father, the 5000 year old Grinalt Warrant passes to Savrus. Determined to restore the prestige of the dynasty in his own way, Savrus places the business end in the hands of the factors of the Harrogate house, removes the laspistol from the display case and sets off in the Emperor’s Horn. Savrus encounters the space anomaly known as a rogue planet in the Drusus Marches. While surveying the planet he discovers Vorgen Fayd who has amazingly survived on this places after becoming stranded here. Impressed by him, and recalling stories of the legendary gunners of the Fayd clan, Savrus makes him his Master of Ordnance. Finding nothing else of note, the Emperor’s Horn, heads off to find what lies in the Koronus Expanse.
I want to work in that the Harrogate Factor House as been retained by the Grinalt Dynasty for many years. When learning that the Rogue Trader was heading off into the expanse, Datcher gets himself appointed High Factotum to get away himself.
Also, I wanted to work in that Thanin Graves was born aboard a ship of the Dynasty (the horn maybe), but I’m not sure how that would work with the press gang incident.