Tobias Belasco

Heretic Cold Trade Smuggler and Dealer

Description:
Full Name:

Sira Tobias Ur’Rawthic of the House of Belasco

Possible Aliases:

Lord Gault, Master Byros Rawley, Prelate Trace, Saibot Ocsaleb, numerous others.

Known Associates or Organisations:

House Belasco (outcast), the Masqued (former),
the Beast House (probable), hires and disposes of lackeys as needed.

Confirmed Heresies:

Multiple counts of murder, cannibalism, trafficking in illegal
goods, slaving, gerrymandering, possession of prohibited xenos items and creatures,
fraud, blackmail, impersonating an Administratum official, impersonating a Ministorum
cleric, blasphemy, theft, and illegal sale of holy relics.

Preferred Methods of Operation:

Belasco is a genius-level intellect who uses his
almost supernatural talent for deception, commerce, and murder to maintain a veil
of secrecy at all times.

Threat Rating:

Hereticus Extremis.

Encounter Protocol:

Termination or capture for trial, as appropriate.

Known Motivations and Goals:

Tobias Belasco’s only motivation is to continue his
life of wickedness and feed his dread addictions. Rumours have reached the ears
of the Inquisition that Tobias is searching for a more radical solution to his
problems in the shape of a forbidden Halo Device.

Bio:

Tobias Belasco was born the third son to an impoverished wing of the powerful House
Belasco on Malfi. Reportedly a sly and deceitful glutton from an early age, Tobias
railed against the gentle poverty in which he was raised and the fallen status
of his line. As he grew he put his remarkable intellect and cunning to work and
quickly took control of his family’s line, restoring its fortunes in the process.
The Belasco Great House quickly adopted him as a dealer in rare antiquities, and
he brokered many profitable deals for his clan.
Unsatisfied, soon he took to seeking thrills by dallying with petty cult groups,
fellow epicures, and jaded wantons, living far beyond even his prodigious means.
Rather than risk embezzling funds from his notorious clan, he took to blackmail,
murder, the Cold Trade, and eventually slavery to fund his excesses. However,
as the years passed, not even this was enough to alleviate his boredom. Why he
finally descended into complete criminal insanity is unknown, although a lifetime
of immorality and substance abuse no doubt contributed. Not satisfied with killing
his enemies, he instead took to abducting them in secret and slowly eating them.
When these shocking crimes finally came to light, it proved too much for his infamous
noble house to stand. Tobias fled Malfi via his Cold Trade connections with a portion
of his wealth and his family’s assassin cadre at his heels. For more than 50 years
he has been on the run, turning up on dozens of worlds and using many aliases to
stay one step ahead of his former clan.
Torn between his desire to remain hidden and a desire to continue his opulent
lifestyle through black marketeering, deception, and murder, Tobias has managed
to remain one step ahead of his many hunters over the years thanks to his quick
wits, formidable intelligence, and a thoroughly nasty imagination. Now in his late
nineties, his past is catching up with him—his obscenely fat bulk must be held up
by a suspensor chair and he is rapidly reaching the limits of how long his wrecked
constitution can be kept alive through implants and chem treatments.

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