Orkinet is a Warhammer 40,000 play-by-post roleplaying site that was started by Cerberus Daily News members who all happened to like the setting.Basically, an Ork Mekboy managed to make a communication network that is able to span the galaxy, and even allow people travelling in the warp communicate. It can be tapped into through any technology that is able to communicate with other pieces of technology. However, the “Orkinet,” as it has been dubbed, doesn’t let everyone access it, and those who can are seemingly random. So everyone from any and every faction in 40k, with the notable exception of Space Marines, can tap into this network.What’s the worst that could happen?The forum has since been abandoned, and is effectively defunct.
Adorkable: Sure Starr is a mercenary who will kill most anyone for the right price. She’s also ridiculously shy and socially inept in a way people tend to find cute. Arlan, the Slaaneshi Disc Jockey, is also oddly harmless and sweet for a worshipper of a god of excess.
To the point that Saiyr, a renegade Dark Eldar, makes an effort to look after both, whenever possible.
Special mention goes to Drake, who has a lot of them. Traitors being his biggest one.
Beware the Nice Ones: Gaia makes an effort to be friendly towards anyone that isn’t a heretic, but after three years in the Imperial Guard, she’s deadly in her own way.
Nora Valentar is quite similar.
Blessed with Suck: Starr is a nascent psyker. Occasionally this can be useful. More often it’s a one way ticket to hell.
Blood Knight: Any Ork, Narl, any Khornate, but especially the Masked One.
Blue and Orange Morality: In universe example: Tau morals are just weird to people not in the Tau Empire. Ironically, the Tau's ideals would be more universally accepted than the homicidal zealotry most of Imperium embraces.
Butt Monkey: THE FABULOUS MARINES! sole existence is to be a lame Slaaneshite marine parody and to be beaten up by other characters. Repeatedly. And occasionally in toilet stalls.
Cannon Fodder: While all of the members of the IG that can access the network are still alive and kicking, their NPC comrades aren’t so lucky. Not to mention all the other posters keep calling them Cannon Fodder as an insult.
Casual Kink: How the details of Karina and Inessa’s personal lives tend to be brought up, hilarity predictably ensues.
Chainsaw Good: Drake has a chainsword. As does Kristof, and they've both used them as they're meant to. Bonus points to Kristof for jamming his into a nascent daemonic force. Extra points to Drake for using his to cut down a tree.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Masked and Dalien. They’re both power hungry, they both worship Chaos, but they still manage to make their marriage work despite worshipping opposing gods (Khorne and Slaanesh, respectively)
Evil Overlord: Masked One, though the “evil” part is a bit ambiguous - he loves war, slaughter, and subjugating the worlds he comes across. Planets under his rule also have, by and large, a better standard of living then the Imperium of Man, he’s very much honor-bound, treats his subjects and soldiers like they were his own family, and he always gives his opponents a chance to succeed.
Galactic Conqueror: Masked has aspirations to be one. If not, he can settle for having his own little empire.
General Failure: One really has to wonder how Tactical_Genius even received his rank. Then one remembers its the Imperium of Man. YMMV - as it’s the Imperium of Man, he could well be one of their finest by its standards.
Genki Girl: Zelle; oddly enough Karina has elements of this while posting, coming across more as a bubbly teenager than a hardened mercenary, /especially/ around Inessa.
Gentle Giant: Narl puts aside his violence, boasting, sexual innuendo, and just about every other negative part of his personality aside whenever he’s with Red or their son.
Godzilla Threshold: Whenever the Masked One shows up, things are going to get wrecked - Hives, armies, his own palace. Also the reason for Orcus on His Throne: no one wants to see their character killed without permission, so the Masked One’s conquests are always out of player inhabited space.
Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Narl and Red. Narl is almost the height of a Space Marine, and Red comes up to his stomach.
I Can Still Fight: A mild example with Gaia, who neglected to mention an infection so she wouldn’t be pulled from duty.
Insane Troll Logic: The forte of Tzeentchians - an example would one of Masked’s sorcerers (kept around only to make sure any daemons summoned didn’t go out of control) wanted to kill the Masked One. When asked why, the answer was essentially For The Evulz and to summon a Greater Daemon.
No Indoor Voice: Sister Wicks seems unable to not shout at the top of her lungs during a fight.
Number Two: Inessa’s role on the Serenitas. Petticoat is also the Number Two to Inessa.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Narl. His “online” persona is a sex-hungry, boastful jackass. He also works for the Inquisition, and has been for the past two years without being corrupted. He also acts like a simple brute to get people to underestimate him. This works very well.
Oblivious to Love: Drake when it comes to Gaia’s feelings. Gaia when it comes to Kristof’s.
Inessa mentioned she used to be this way when it came to Karina’s feelings.
Pintsized Powerhouse / Little Miss Badass: Starr. She’s five foot one, weighs about a hundred pounds and on average looks like some shy girl who got dragged to a club by her friends. She can also fight a Dark Eldar warrior on equal terms and kill minor daemons.
Rescue Romance: A variation. Gaia and Drake keep on saving each other’s lives.
The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: Several of the Chaos characters see their cause as a revolution for freedom against the oppressiveness of the Imperium. Of course, being Chaos, they are far from being the better alternative.
Runaway Fiancé: Gaia joined the Imperial Guard to get out of an arranged marriage.
Sergeant Rock: Padrick Zenith; he’s a big brother to his squadmates, but he’s not completely coddling either.
Smarter Than You Look: Narl is a huge Feral Worlder that acts like a moron, but he’s arguably more intelligent than a lot of other members.
Smug Snake: Lauric isn’t as clever as he thinks he is.
Space Pirate: The crew of the Serenitas, being Rogue Traders, but especially Petticoat the Ork.
Straight Gay: Sister Nora Valentar, who is openly dating a fellow Sister of Battle.
Super OCD: Inessa needs to keep records of everything, and she functions on a schedule. She’s fine, if a bit tense, if her schedule is disrupted, but not keeping her records up to date brings the risk of a mental breakdown.
Troll: Half the conversations between the characters of different factions are them trolling each other. Narl and Saiyr get special mentions for trolling everyone no matter who or what they are.
Unfriendly Fire: Members of the PDF of the planet the 334th was fighting on started to fire on the Imperial Guard soldiers during one battle.
Unresolved Sexual Tension: Arguably, Dariel and Narl, though it’s mostly one sided; Dariel was trained as a Callidus and has gender and identity issues, and Narl is... Narl. Dariel feels something, but he’s not sure what.
Victory Is Boring: Masked desperately wants an army that can give him and his soldiers a worthy conflict, since he’s been steamrolling over several dozen sectors in short succession. It has to do with the fact he’s a Khornate who focuses on the martial honor aspects of the god.
Wretched Hive: Pretty much any Hive world but special mention goes to Volg Hive. A combination penal colony and giant waste purification plant. Thiceos is shaping up to be this.
Your Cheating Heart: Averted; Narl sleeps around. A lot. But Red could honestly care less, since Narl is emotionally attracted towards Red only. Everyone else is just a fling. (Not to mention, Narl is from a world where men have multiple wives, Red allows the flings as a compromise)