The older you get, the better you understand that galaxy doesn't like you at best and at worst it's out to kill you. Especially when you start suspecting, that you were created out of Lamenter gene-seed.Don't expect important rolls to be below 80, GM will try to the best of his ability to kill/take away/spoil things you like, you will most likely feel RAGE, frustration and hopelessness. Welcome to another cursed Chapter Quest thread. Shit is getting grimdark.
>>19724048=]Chapter Quest XVIII[=---Our wiki: http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiOur chat: http://cbe005.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net---Pic made by Chapter Master PC game team, let's support them however we can and prove that /tg/ can get shit done!
The fuck are you talking about? The longer I live the longer I can point to divine intervention keeping me safe for something better. You're lacking faith "Brother."
>>19724067We endure the most ardous quests because no one else can do it for us! It's a humbling blessing.
So are we going to get a shiny bionic eye with laser dakka in it to replace our lost one?I think we should look at it as an advantage really, all grizzled old space marines need a robot part somewhere
>>19724065You sit in front of the desk in your humble cell. In front of you there lies just a single small piece of paper. However it terrifies you more than monstrosities that you saw in the underwater Quixos base just a few days ago.Date: 322.M41From: Kerius Dermont, Lord Regent of MormarkTo: Chapter Master of Ghosts of RetributionSubject: Strange omensMy trusted firend,I write to you with a grave concern in my mind. Recently I received reports from Mormarkian Adeptus Astra Telepathica division that they cannot any longer send astro-pathic messages from Mormark, they claim that Immaterium is getting more and more restless. Even this message had to be sent through my accomplices in Tachion Primaris to reach you. I know that this is not exactly your area of expertise, but maybe you know someone who can advise me on how should I act? Planet cannot survive without contact with the rest of Imperium, it is my duty to solve this problem. But this is not the only concern of mine... There were other, darker signs. Miners claimed, that Mormarkian rock bled on the Day of Emeperor's Ascension. Also, the High Priest of Mormark recently fell of the highest spire of his church and his body was found dead, without a sign of blood. I am worried, so I turn to your wise counsel in this time of need.Sincerely yours, Kerius DermontIt seems the Eldar Witch was indeed onto something...-899-
>>19724098You indeed lost an eye during the Operation Ghostly Justice and it would be wise to replace it. Would you like a custom implant or a standart one(you could buy one even here on Inaria)?Your fleet is awaiting your orders, at the moment you are in Inarian orbit station "Parnassus".Oh, and I started filling in The Book of the Glorious dead, if someone has ideas for glorious, heroic, interesting or plain stupid deaths - you can fill them in, there are still some spaces left:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/The_Book_of_the_Glorious_Dead
>>19724225Let's go visit Regon, he's bound to have some decent tech for us.Maybe even the Bionic Eye with the hotshot-laspistol built in.We should also see how he's getting on with the Tau Pulse rifles and show him the starmap we got in the raid to see if any might have STC fragments.
>>19724225A top quality augmetic would be nice.With or without laser dakka, the sooner we get onto it the sooner we can expect to have it in and get used to itBut we need more than just me suggesting it
>>19724225Pic MAYBE related, you never specified how you bury your dead.
The threat to Mormank seems to be something warp based, so instruct our men to contact either someone from ordo malleus or the imperial guard and request some sanctioned psykers>>19724225someone suggested a laser eye, but we can use bolters to shoot people.I vote for either a standard bionic eye or something with a wider colour range(IR, UV etc.).
>>19724253Space marine helmets give us those abilities don't they?Or are we the "and we shall fear no helmet" type commander?
>>19724253Laser eye is more a backup / melee bonus item.Nothing better than being locked in melee with someone then melting their face without using your handsIf it comes down to it though we take better quality / utility over laser imo
>>19724246>>19724244Your journey to Nestorium is quick and without any complications. Fabricator General Regon greets you in his inner chambers, that are lavishly decorated.>Well, it seems you picked a wrong opponent there, my friend! Who was it? Khornate Berzerker? Chaos Sorcerer? Dark Eldar Wytch? Heh, don't tell me, I know it's classified... Well, but we can always find something better for you. Believe me, when we say that flesh is weak - we do not lie... Here's a list of my personal recomendations.1.Organic eye: (takes 6 months to grow), 5W2.Dark/Thermal Vision: 8W3. Las-Eye:(10 shots) 10W4. Bolt-eye:(1 bolt) 12W5. Evaluator eye:(+d10 tech use skills) 20W6. Sniper eye:(+d10 targeting) 25W7. Tracker Occulus:(+5 to perception for vision based tests) 25W8. Custom - ask what you want to install
>>19724334I think tracker would be the best.See what everyone else thinks though
>>19724334clarification - d10 bonuses are rolled EACH time separately, because they depend on weather conditions, type of situation, etc.pic related - neon light bionic
6. Sniper eye:(+d10 targeting) 25WVoting for this
After some reminders from IRC, I'll change my vote to tracker
>>19724334Evaluator eye!Also, show Regon the starmap we acquired, ask about the Tau pulse rifles.
Since we're here already and we have some money to spend, how about we pick up some equipment?I suggest buying a pair of rhinos and a power weapon or two.
>>19724366Does the perception bonus from tracker work with shooting? Or is that not affected by perception
>>19724382>>19724359Tracker Occulus it is then... Machine priests quickly and efficiently clean out your eye socket from the remnants of your original organ and install something better, something superior. Healing process takes over a month, but in the end you can see a lot better than you could earlier. Tracker Occulus shows you wind patterns in the area, you can zoom in to see the smallest details on the ground and you can even take photographic pictures. Finally, if you would wish so - this Occulus can be connected to orbital relay and you will be able to call down Orbital Artillery strikes with it.But there are downsides too. You are not advised to go underwater/high heat environments, any electromagnetic attacks will fry your eye and you are no longer sure whether that Eldar will like you - you are a lot uglier than you were before.What are your next orders?-832-
>>19724462We should get back to mormark, and then get our fleet to patrol the system and nearby unknown systems to find resources and enemies, some could also . We personally should start training our psyker powers with the book the Grey Knight gave us. We dont want our Librarian near us while we do that, send him to check in with the mormarkian Astropath choir, see if he can dust something off.
When on a forgeworld, acquire hightech stuff.So, some rhinos, ammunition, a landspeeder or two and some lascannons sound like a good start.
>>19724527...Some could also patrol the surface of the world, looking out for anything strange. Show presence, reinforce public morale...is what i was trying to write.
>>19724462Does Regon have any more shit for us?
>>19724455Perception and shooting are separate things, because aiming requires ballistic calibration, calculation of possible trajectories, etc. it doesn't need accurate data, just the target.Meanwhile Tracker Occulus is specialised to give you best possible data to the smallest detail, but it's no much use in targeting(unless you are making a sniper shot at someone a mile away, then I might be persuaded to add this bonus).>>19724392Interesting coordinates in Subsector Cryptus were added, but Regon doesn't know anything about how they can be related to STC.>I will order someone in the archives to check, but don't have much hopes. Oh, and thank you for your most exquisite gift! Those samples of xeno tech will help us to understa... To learn how to destroy them better. I have but two questions. From where did you get them? Tau space is in Ultima Segmentum! If they have colonies somewhere nearby, we must locate them in the name of science! And another thing... What would you like us to do with these... Heretical examples? You wouldn't think of using them against the Emperor's enemies, would you?
>>19724544>>19724552>Well, if you insist... roll d100 for persuasion
>>19724587>From where did you get them?From a human. The rest is classified. There should not be any tau colonies in this sector, or anywhere else outside of Ultima, as far as I know.>And another thing... What would you like us to do with these... Heretical examples? You wouldn't think of using them against the Emperor's enemies, would you?We were going to deliver them to you and have our techmarines take a loot at them.There is no point in using them since the Omnissiah has provided us with weapons of our own.
rolled 98 = 98>>19724614Rolling.Our words are backed up with MONEY.We can probably spend some 100 w here
rolled 78 = 78>>19724614rolling!
rolled 50 = 50>>19724614Insistence-roll
>Yes! It's impossible for them to have colonies here because of their underdeveloped warp travel! But these weapons, they are brand new, we tested them for radiation signature and they were made no earlier than 3 years ago... It's impossible that weapons such as these would travel so fast and so far from their place of origin! If you can - you must question that human! Someone is making them here, in Sector Deus...>>19724660He thinks for a moment.>To tell you the truth, at the moment we are making a party of 20 Rhinos for Praetorian Regiments of Larion Ursus. I think we could "delay" delivery by a few years, then you could take those 14 Rhinos we made up until now. if you would take them all, I could give them away for 100W, but if you want to buy less, it will be 10W each. Also we have 2 Thunderhawks to offer you, each 40W and a Predator tank(35W). Also another SHBT Retributor is in construction, it is currently being build under designation Object 304. Finishing it would cost about 150W.
>>19724766Let's go for three Rhinos, one of the thunderhawks and the predator."Thank you, Regon my friend, you must come to Mormark one day and we will share a drink"
We're taking 3 rhinos, a thunderhawk and a predator30+40+35 = 105 W
>>19724838>>19724766>Only if it's sacred machine oil or purest amasec on this side of Segmentum! We priests are supposed to have standarts!As soons as wealth changes hands, three brand new Rhinos, an impressive Predator and a mighty Thunderhawk gunship join your Chapter. Prinium looks at you as if you were Santa.>My lord! This is a great investment! These machines will bring us victory!
>>19724864Let's head back to Mormark, and on the way, if we have time (and enough security), let's practice the psy rituals from the Grey Knights book.See if we can relay the info about the guns being made in the sector to Faceless as well.
Time to say our goodbyes and head back for the monastery.Notify our intelligence division to look into those tau weapons and send a letter or something to faceless about it.
>>19724886I'd say we should be careful to practice only when our young Librarian is away from us. He would probably notice instantly that we are opening our mind to the Warp, and i dont know if we want him to know...
>>19724886Roll d100 for learning psychic arts.For what do you train:+Mental defence+Mental offence+More power(Increased Psy Rating)+More knowledge(additional slots for Psy powers)+Upgrade existing power:Minor Telekinesis -> TelekinesisYour ship departs for Mormark.You receive only a brief reply from Faceless:>Good work clearing out those underhiver cultists in Tachion Primaris. It isn't much, but Inquisition is grateful. A small token of gratitude has been transferred to your Treasurer.Roll d20 for Wealth gained from Inquisition1 Favour point gainedd5% Heresy lost
rolled 4 = 4>>19724978>+Mental defenceThis
rolled 13 = 13>>19724978Also rolling wealth
rolled 2 = 2>>19724978Mental Defense go!
>>19725005>>19724993Mein gott... I can't be lieve it. wait
rolled 1 = 1>>19724978Heresy-loss-roll
rolled 2 = 2Sweet merciful Emperor, we're boned.>>19724978Goodbye Heresy!
>>19725005>>19724993Everything is ready. You have reread every instruction a dozen times, you memorised every warning and prepared of anything that might go wrong. Finally, after weeks of preparation, you step into the circle of salt with nothing but the book, dagger and Imperial Aquila on your neck. You sit down and start reading rites from the book aloud, at first slowly, but you feel your lips spitting words out faster and faster, as if they were poison, trying to kill your mind. Finally, you feel, that you succeeded summoning the dark presence you need for this Ritual. You open your mouth:>Before the swollen gaze of the Dark Eye, do I stand>I hold for He who long ago sacrificed for man>I will yield no ground, I shall take no step back>In His name and for His will, I will never surrenderThe darkness around you is angry, it is hurt, but it's torment is like a sun after witer to you - you grow stronger and more confident in it's rays... You take the dagger and prepare to make yourself a Sanctioning Mark. What will it be?
Our sanctioning mark shall be a shield!
>>19725002>>19725072Wealth added, Heresy reduced.Now, regarding the Mark. There will be ways to change/upgrade it, but it is a permanent and important thing. It will give you a small bonus to certain types of psychic powers and might influence some events in game. You can choose any symbol for your Mark, but bear in mind, that it will have consequences.pic related
>>19725281We will be sanctioned with a sand-timer!
Voting for an eye as our mark, signifying precognition/augury/whatever you call it
>>19725281Also please post a picture of the mark you want to get.
>>19725313This looks suspiciously non imperial and chaosy, but i aint got anything better.
How about this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo34aqqzJgkYou continue chanting:>Pierce my flesh, break my bones, take my life>These matter not>In my sacrifice, ye of the Dark Gods shall know defeat>For even in Death shall we be triumphant in His nameYour dagger starts glowing with blue flame from the psychic energy you emanate. Where it touches your skin, an electric black mark appears and as you slowly move it, it starts to gain shape - a Raven in the star, and in Raven's pupil - a small ancient sand timepiece. Not Power. not Protection, Luck or Happiness, but Time and Fate are the things you chose for yourself. Terrible pain is ripping apart your head and blood boils, as you near the completion of the Rite. The last part is breaking the protective circle and defeating the dark powers that surround you. But you face a choice here:> Try to ward them off with prayers and only then leave circle> Leave circle and defeat them> Go full Grey Knight and allow them to possess you and then banish themNaturally, the harder the task, the better is the reward.
>> Go full Grey Knight and allow them to possess you and then banish themIlluminati time
>>19725386Go Full Grey Knight and crush them beneath our Iron Will.
>>19725399>inb4 natural 100 and demonic posession....But yeah, go full or dont go. What could go wrong?
rolled 42 = 42>>19725434>>19725399You put the book aside and kick away protective salts laughing:>Come, bastards, show me what passes for fury in the warp!Darkness surrounds you and starts pouring into your nostrils, ears, mouth, eyes...[Daemonic possession attempt, power - 30, rolling]Roll willpower to resist
rolled 95 = 95>>19725485Oh, god, this is going to suck, isn't it?
rolled 22 = 22>>19725485Resist-roll
rolled 51 = 51>>1972548512 points of failure.Chapter Master willpower is 48 + 12, you need to roll less than 60 to resist
rolled 58 = 58>>19725526I think i'll try my luck here, too...
>>19725492Everything went just as plannet... Darkness overtakes you. Laughter that you can so often hear at the back of your head becomes angry and frustrated, it is clear that the essence of Laughing God doesn't like being in the same skull as Chaos. You smile at the thought and go out of your cell. It's killing time.Roll navigation to find someone to kill
fuck yeah chapter quest
>>19725629Berserk! Good to see you, come join us in killing some Ghosts!
rolled 7 = 7Since nobody else wants to roll... here we go again
>>19725656Good job on that roll. I think. I am still disturbed that we are leaving our cell to kill something... I thought everything went as planned?
>>19725640That picture is better in colour. They way the artist does his eyes in''t qute right, but he he catptures pratchett 99/100. His vimes is too clint eastwood for example.
>>1972538693 93/93 There is no law beyond do what thou wilt. Thank you brother and praise the Scarlet Woman.
rolled 2 = 2>>19725686I love Pratchett! on that note, i'll decrease impact a little bit, but still. Rolling for the number of special characters you find
>>19725691Blah blah blah, can't hear you over how much Emperor loves us. Burn the Heretic!>>19725701It's the middle of sleeping period in the ship... There are 120 marines aboard "Aspera Dominus" right now. Hm, if you are lucky and owner doesn't kick too much, you might be able to slaughter whole crew. First of all... Yes, we always hated him, babbling fool. He will be first. You knock on his door.>Sir? What are you doing here in the middle of the night? I am still working on the...You slit Priniums throat before he can say anything else, grab him and hold him down. Techmarine is strong, even with his throat wide open he kicks around for a good minute, but it makes hiss blood only sweeter. Time to find another victim. You slide like a shadow through the halls of Aspera Dominus, then you hear someone coming and you turn around. It's Inirium, one of the Shadow Guards, men sworn to protect you. He looks at the blood on your mouth without a clue what's going on, but then you jump on him and snap his super-human spine in two, while holding him mouth to stop his screams... This tasks asked a lot of strength, but soon there will more of it, more blood, more ruin...
rolled 45 = 45So, rolling for resistance?
>>19725805As long as you listen to me, we will have a lot of fun together...Roll for navigation again, time to find more victims.
>>19725825Is there a point?
rolled 94 = 94>>19725805roll to get back on my sense and shoot my own foot, alert all the brothers that i am possesed, mercy on my soul
Not really, no.Here's a navigation roll
rolled 86 = 86>>19725858forgot dice>>19725854The dice are telling us something
>>19725854i really hope i lose my foot lol
rolled 67 = 67>>19725839We hunt!
rolled 59 = 59fuck. why cant chapter master fall over and die from a broken neck.
>>19725858>>19725869Good, the host slowly submits to our will, he knows that there is no point for resistance...>>19725854Except for some small stubborn parts that don't want to go with the flow, but alone they are weak, who cares about it. Damn, these corridors are hard to navigate without memory. Lead me to victims, roll again, slave!
DO NOT ROLL!!! IT WANTS YOU TO!>Seriously, demons breaking the 4th wall? Scary
>>19725922Good, good, welcome me. I love my minions... Together we shall lead this vessel to a great blooshed of his brothers... Worship me, enjoy me!>>19725924Shut up and obey, like others!
rolled 85 = 85>Good, the host slowly submits to our will, he knows that there is no point for resistance...Dat so?FUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKYOUUUUUFUUUURFAAAAGGGGGETOUTTAMYHEADRIGHTTHEFUCKNOWRolling for righteous rage
rolled 97 = 97>>19725947Is a man naught but a small, stubborn being.And yet they can do so much.BREAK FREE!
rolled 10 = 10hit myself repeatedly
Ok, really, fuck these dice
Refuse to go any further, foil the demon through sheer stubborness.YOU SHANT GET A ROLL FROM ME HELLSPAWN!
>>19725988>>19725994Praise our Lamenters Geneseed. It prevents the Demon from having any luck and finding our other crewmembers!
rolled 51 = 51Willpower roll?
>>19725994>>19725988>>19726013You cannot, you cannot speak like that! Find me victims! Roll, goddamit, roll for navigation or I'll punish you, I as your Master, command you! This is a game that I control! Shut the FUCK UP!
rolled 50 = 50>>19726054WILLPOWERROOOOOOLL
rolled 100 = 100navigation roll
>>19726067YOU DUN GOOFED!!
>>19726054The only winning move to win is to not play.Victory shall be mine foul creature of the warp.Suck on my non-rolling dice.
>>19726067WHAHAHAHA, praise our bad luck! Did we stumble into an airlock or something?
>>19726067>>19726064>>19726018>>19726013>>19726048You wander corridors blindly until you understand that you no longer walk in the corridors of your ship. You freed yourself, but you walk somewhere COMPLETELY else... At least you have your free will back, for a moment.
rolled 23 = 23At this point I am wondering who else is with me on having Skargan go to Random.org and roll it.
>>19726079You feel some strength returning into you after this thought.
>>19726099First, we do a prayer or two, that should aggrivate the demon.Then, we explore
>>19726111can be done, if you trust me.>>19726114Your silent prayer starts shaking the foundation of structures you stand upon... You probably shouldn't do it.
rolled 16 = 16i just stand still, and laugh, and laugh, and then contempt envelopes me> laughing god, i present you my darkest hour, my eternity, my soul, but not my loyalty to the emperor and my sons
>>19726099Calm down, focus, then explore.
rolled 91 = 91i dont even know what i'm rolling for anymore!
rolled 42 = 42> father, emperor, forgive me, for i have sinnedroll for whatever happens, i have faith in you, skargan
>>19726135As soons as you shout out these words, a huge shape comes out of nowhere and descends in front of you.>I am the Dragon, prisoner of this cursed plane. I know of Laughing God and his hate against Chaos, but he is powerless here, just like I am. However I feel great power within you and that you can do much damage to those I detest. If you will listen to me, I will help you get out of here.
rolled 72 = 72>>19726191and who do you detest, vile creature?Another warp-spawn.IGNORE ITWILLPOWER ROLLLLLL
>>19726191I am listening.What is this plane, what are you and where did you come from?
rolled 80 = 80>>19726207Rolling.
rolled 3 = 3>>19726191Listen to what the creature has to say.And plan on how to kill him.Rolling for poker face.
rolled 2 = 2>>19726191> oh sure why not, what could possibly go wrong dear dragon? a backstabbing fest? a bloodbath? emperor damn it dragon, this plane is as real as my pubic hair, thin but existant, tell you what, i will try to get out now so after me ,soldier, one two one two
>>19726245>>19726247Ok, that's it, the RNG has gained sentience and is now actively trolling us.
>>19726219>>19726207The fact that you remembered warning in the Eldar prophecy turned out to be of great use to you - with faith and courage you send a blast of pure psychic RAGE, frustrated by daemon trickery. Everything you've seen around yourself turns to dust and all that is left are three doors. One has a symbol of an EyeSecond has a symbol of TimepieceThird one has a StarWhich one fo you choose?
>One has a symbol of an EyeVoting for this option because precognition and divination.
>>19726298TIMEPIECE PLEASE.Maybe we get back in time to stop us from killing our own techmarine bro
rolled 16 = 16>>19726298The symbol of the eye.Seeing through illusions and daemonic trickery would be useful.
rolled 33 = 33>>19726298i roll for Sun Tzhu to come and say this :>Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared. Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto deathpick eye
Switching vote to timepiece, just to get moving.
Nevermind, ignore my last post, didn't see berserker post
>>19726367>>19726361As you enter the doors marked with the eye, you feel strange power flowing through you, unlocking new potential that was buried within you from the times before you were born... But at the same time sadness engulfs you, as you see, that you have abandoned choices to save your friends that were lying behind the door with timepiece and the choice to get rid of the Laughing God that was hidden beneath the star...You find yourself in a pool of your comrades blood. It's still night period on ship, no one is around. What do you do?
>>19726361> what kind of father kill his own son?> a confused one, young friend, tis not what you were that makes you are, tis the deeds and redemption that makes you area twisted face of chapter master comes from the abyssmal cieilings > excuses and hypocrisies, friend, you are a sinner, and will be forever, embrace your true self and you will taste the truth, freedom> the greatest of war is not the war against the heretics, young friend, its the war against your inner doubt and excessproceed to sob uncontrollably
First, make sure that are not being possesed by the demon anymore
>>19726448From your pain, you realise, that the world, your mind, everything feels differently... It was a terrible price to pay, but you will put your new powers to good use.Trait gained[Sanctioned Psyker]+1 Psy Rating for defeating the daemon on hardest level+1 Psy Rating for choosing the door with the EyeYou are now Psy Rating 3 Psyker
Proceed to kill yourself. Or give yourself over to the Chapterguards to be judged. We cannot, we will not evade the emperors justice. Too long have we dabbled in forbidden magics and proven ourselves weak time and time again...We are not the one who can save this chapter in its hours of doom. It is time to step into silence.
>>19726462You are not.>>19726495How exactly do you want to do that and does everyone agree with it?
>>19726495sound the alarmput two corpses in a serene position, just sit in the circlethe door opens...> yes my son, i have sinned, now its up to you, what should be my destiny...question will lead to answers, answers will breed doubt, from doubt you will look for truth, truth will lead to acceptance, >then faithjust keep my poker face
>>19726495http://cbe005.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.netAnon, you are welcome to discuss this idea with us in the chat, we are considering it.
I'm not really in favour of dropping our current CM, so I'm going with telling people that a demon caused this and we defeated it afterwards.
rolled 92 = 92Pose the bodies.Lie like a motherfucker.Rolling for poker face.
>>19726684>you tried to smile but you farted to inexistence instead
Join the Deathwatch as a Black Shield, until we're sure we are free of corruption and can control our new powers.In the meantime, appoint our best captain to the Chapter Master Role, and give him the best mission briefing ever.
Take our shiny new Thunderhawk, a handful of loyal marines, and set out to complete the mission knowing that you will never return to the chapter.Give the new CM the best advice you can in a note left behind.
>>19726716I support this noble endeavor.
>>19726791you are me and i am him, we are one but many
>>19726767>>19726762>>19726716Tonight I dreamt. I dreamt of glory that no GM has ever achieved. I dreamt how Chapter Quest in time becomes Sector Quest, and Sector Quest grows into Segmentum Quest until... It matures into Imperium Quest. A quest to end all quests, where we venture past 999.M41 and see what lies beyond.And now we lose Chapter Quest. It saddens me, but the dice gods are merciless. Preparing for conversion.
>>19726828the warp is fickle thing skargan, it is just a one stap back for a leap forward
rolled 82 = 82As soon as you sound the alarm, you hear your brothers taking up battle positions across the ship. A minute later Brethorius rushes in to the room, Trianon, Extatius, Arcon and Renard at his side.>Wha... What happened here, brother!?Rolling for their reaction
>>19726902They have no idea what has happened here.>Lord! Are you alright?
>>19726920> mostly not, please have two of your brothers taken care of, maybe we can still save them > keep a sad looking face
>>19726932Brethorius immediatelly turns to Renard:>Protect Chapter Master AT ALL COSTS! Extatius, have Klementhos to take care of the fallen. Trianon, what see you?Trianon touches his forehead:>Dark magic visited this place, but Chapter Master is unaffected, Emperor's grace surrounds him. He will be fine.Brethorius contacts Kronos through the vox:>Seal the ship! Battle stations! Arm the serfs! We are under attack until I say otherwise!Renard with Horim take you by your arms and lead you towards a bed to lie down.>Do you want anything, Father? We are so lucky that you were unhurt byt the assassin!
(Just to clarify, high rolls are bad, right?)
>>19726996Half an hour later Brethorius comes to you.>We have failed you, milord. It is gone. From now on we will keep Shadow Guard with you at all times. We have almost reached Mormark. What are your orders?
>>19727086Yes. Dark Heresy system - the more you roll, the worse. If you are a new anon, you can join us here. we are having quite a discussion. http://cbe005.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net
rolled 82 = 82>>19727088Deploy all our troops to Mormark, keep the morale of the populace up. See if we can task our psykers and librarian in locating the source of the disturbances.
dice for the dice gods...
>>19727111This brother wishes he could join but unfortunately he is posting from a ps3.
>>19727117As soon as you reach Mormark, these orders are relayed to all of your captains. You are taken by your worried brothers to the Tombstone, Fortress-Monastery of your Chapter. In a few days Kerius Dermont, Lord Regent of Mormark himself, arrives to visit you. As he approaches your room, you hear how Brethorius in the corridor makes a remark:>Please understand us, our Chapter Master was recently in danger of assassination, he is now not speaking much, not much at all, even to us. I hope you will have better luck.Half a minute later Kerius comes in and greets you:>Astarte! Good to see you and know, that there is no blade in the universe that can take you! These are dark times, dark times indeed. Have you given thought to my letter? I haven't received your reply...
>>19727184>dermont my friend, i really wish i can help you but i have other pressing matters....it will determine our chapter and this sector destiny....so please, do understand my position, now if you excuse me...>bretorious, come with me for a while
>>19727167Well then, brother, I'll give you a brief overview of what's happening behind the scene - players split up into two camps on what to do - abandon the Chapter for the invasion and go solo(righteous thing) or keep silent and carry on(dark thing)?
>19727088We must confess to Brethonius that we have come into contact with this demon, and that it may strike again. If we are possessed, he is to 'take care' of us.Explain the importance of the preparation, and the affect of relinquishing power on the chapter's, and planet's morale.We must continue preparation, there can be no delay. We can do our soul-searching redemption later, there is work to be done!
>>19727214Kerius is speechless, but he bows his head in respect and leaves the room. On the way out Brethorius gives him "I told you" look. HE comes in and closes the door behind him.>Yes, lord? What will you have me do?
>>19727260Walk with me, my son. Explain to him that you feel strange, almost blind here. Have an actual father son talk about battle and the chapter. Ask his opinion on recent events and how he sees the future of the chapter.
>>19727260> tell him from the beginning what we have done and why, what are the reasons, tell him everything> so please, you are my only son who i trust the most...i believe i have freed from the demon, but we need to find a way to free myself from the wretched god....its up to you, brethorious, my son, your decision either hand me to the inquisition again, or you can help me makes this chapter survives the gret peril ahead> without me, it could lead to civil war, but seeing you have gone this far, i have no worry, no regrets
>>19727314>Walk with me, my son. Explain to him that you feel strange, almost blind here. Have an actual father son talk about battle and the chapter. Ask his opinion on recent events and how he sees the future of the chapter.I am worried, Chapter Master. The prophecy that you told us about might indeed happen, at least the omens are bad. I don't know whether we can weather the storm like this, Lord, Chapter is not ready for it. We are divided and we are young. The only serious campaign we fought in was Varda, and it was a disaster. We need to dig in and fight whatever comes out way with tooth and nail, then rebuild our numbers and continue onwards, to do our mission. We control less than 1/8 of this Sector, Emperor would not be proud of us if he would see how little we are doing...
>>19727370as expected of you brethorious, a good answer, now we need to find a way to cure this laughing god infestation...i have a debt to pay
rolled 37 = 37>>19727336Brethorius listens to you with silence, without a single interruption.[rolling for his thoughts]
rolled 32 = 32>>19727396Charisma roll succeeded.>All of this... You are my friend, not only officer. It makes sense what you say, but it is heresy, do you realise it? Heresy![He thinks some more]
rolled 20 = 20Dice gods are having fun again.>>19727540>I... I cannot turn you in. We should look for another way. Chapter needs you right now and if you don't stand like a cornerstone, we all shall fall... Prinium and Inirium were good marines, they would have understood this is for the greater good. We must prevail. And there is one more thing...[rolling WP this time]
>>19727564>>19727540>>19727396Ok, fuck it, I prepared to convert quest and here we go - dice gods decide to give three good rolls in a row after a dozen critical failures. Brethorius turns to you:>Heretic or not, I trust you with my life, Chapter Master. I will do as you command.
>>19727613Just. As. Planned.
time and time again, this quest just proves that we will have awesome tiemisuggest we call it a warp bro, super sleepy nowhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19724048/
>>19727613>Heretic or not, I trust you with my life, Chapter Master. I will do as you command.*sniff* We must not let him down! No more risking our shit with dark rituals! We're kicking ass like Space Marines should- with our combat skills!
>>19727396>>19727540>>19727564to all doubters : i fucking told you so, have faith, brothers!