I'm currently creating a Dark Apostle of the Word Bearers Legion and I was wondering if people can give me their thoughts/opinions/comments on how to make a good first level representation of a Dark Apostle. The only thing I really have set in stone is that he is a Champion. Here are a few areas in particular I'd like help on.
1. Which Pride/Disgrace/Motivation would be most appropriate for the character? When I first looked at Pride I thought Devotion was the obvious answer until I saw the -5 to Strength! Maybe an Apostate Cardinal is has an incredible will but a string bean figure but not somebody who has been around for 10,000 years (In the character background he was actually there at the Siege of the Imperial Palace)! None of the Disgraces appealed to me and my Dark Apostle still happens to be on good terms with the Dark Council and the rest of the Legion. I'm considering the Ascendancy motivation as it seemed very appropriate for the character and the -2 wounds can easily be explained by the close calls he's had over 10,000 years of rebellion.
2. Given the Dark Apostle's unique brand of powerful oratory which of the social skills would be used the most? Given that most Word Bearer cultists seem genuinely inspired into an unholy frenzy to kill the Corpse-God's lackeys I'm assuming its not all Intimidation there. What about Command and Charm?
Those are the two problem areas for me right now I might add more as I think of them. In the meantime any input would be most appreciated.