You are Space Marine Montus who by chance ended up in Commoragh and is trying to save Sister Hospitaller Judith, while maintaining an uneasy alliance with your Dark Eldar mistress Xynthia.---You hear crowd cheering down in the street - someone just got killed in a duel. A few days ago this would have focused all of your attention, you would be disgusted and recolted at this controlled anarchy that is reigning in this so called Dark City. But it would have been few days ago. Now you are different. You got used to it. To senseless murder, to xenos, to barbaric practices. It doesn't even interest you. All you want to do is to get all of this behind you. You move away from your window as slave 199 comes into the room. He humbly bows and quickly, as if afraid of your heavy hands stutters:>M-Master Montus, we stored all of the things we brought in your cell, just as you requested. What shall we do now? We are e-eager to please!
master montus? I must've missed a train... oh well"stop snivelling it's annoying"...I have NO idea what snivelling actually means
Full game mechanics & statistics: http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Commoragh_Quest#Skills_.26_Traits:---Chat: http://client03.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net---You are located in Xynthia's Tower, in Middle Darkness. More info on Commoragh: http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Commorragh#.UBmoiKNg_IU
>Thank you very much, good work.>And.....just 'Montus' will be fine, thank you.
Has there been Dark Eldar femdom yet?
Suddenly, a large explosion is heard from outside. You rush to the window and gaze upon what can only be described as your salvation. An Imperial Fists drop pod has made a landing on the streets below and an Imperial Vessel hangs high above your spire. Another explosion rocks the smooth metalic structure of the dark palace. The slave us blown away in a hail of bolter rounds. An eight foot tall figure steps through into the room as a claxon sounds out in the city.>Brother Montus, make haste. We have breached the webway into this dark city but must withdraw immediatly. The cities defences are vast and we have but few ships, follow!
Just when I'm going to work op, nice timing...don't you fucking dare go anywhere near Xynthia's naked feet without me!
>>20135413well, either there won't be any, and this quest is pointless, or there will be some, and this quest is disgusting.
>>20135402>Y-Yes. I will not.You enjoy the fear it feels. There might be things you shall enjoy here. Slave retreats into his slave-niche, one of the many new things you learned about in Commoragh. Dark Kin hate when slaves take up their breathing space, but at the same it's really annoying when they need more than few seconds to come to do their bidding. However as equipping each one of them with personal teleporters is both expensive and dangerous, a new invention was made - slave-niches. Slave-niche is a sarcophagus installed in the walls, where slave waits for you to call for him. While inside, he is plugged into feeding and waste system, so he can potentially spend weeks in there without seeing the light of the day. Also, walls of the sarcophagus react only to the slave desigantion code, so he cannot get out by himself and is in there isolated from sight and sound. What do you do next?
Rushing along the corridor, you gaze upon utter destruction. A devastator squad are laying down wave after wave of suppressing fire. >This way brother, we must fall back to the upper spires and call in an extraction. Our battle brothers will cover our extraction!
rolled 14 = 14>>20135477>>20135584This is actually quality writing, you should do an alternative story about it. However I cannot make it canon... Or can I? Let's roll. Chances that Imperial Fists would somehow find out about Montus and somewhy decide to break into Commoragh are way below 1/100, but let's say, that on 100 it becomes canon.
>>20135562Ask Xynthia how the search for Judith is coming along, ask what we can do to speed things along.
>>20135562As silence surrounds your dark figure, crippling pain in your comes back. Roll Willpower.Btw, you have 6 xp atm.
rolled 69 = 69>>20135628100 get
rolled 38 = 38>>20135722rolling for willpower.>No time for this....must....concentrate....
rolled 19 = 19>>20135628
rolled 55 = 55>>20135736the dice seem happy in Commoragh, anon.>>20135722what roll? d100? rolling that
>>20135763>No time for this....must....concentrate....Pain slowly passes and you think you are in control, at least for now. You must concentrate on the task at hand. What do you do?Also, adding a list of slaves under your command:-128 middle aged human-199 human in his 50s-016 kroot, you were told she's supposed to be female-094 bearded squat-095 tattoed squat
>>20135684As you come to her room, you find it empty. It seems Xynthia is gone. However as you wander more around the tower, you soon find Csvakshek painting some arcane symbols on one of the walls. That xeno seems even crazier than the rest of them. Would you like to talk to him or you decide to give your sanity a break?
>>20135946Ask slave-199 if there's some kind of library in the home.
>>20135946Stalk Csva and then gain his attention."You will teach me everything about splinter rifles now, as Xynthia ordered."
>>20136066Slave-niche opens and slave 199 mutters:>Thank you for breath of air, master, there is library in the house, a few actually, but the main one is on the 27th floor, all halls there are dedicated to it.>>20136112Csvakshek looks at you as if you were the strangest pony he has ever seen(and you are almost sure he has never seen a pony), then agrees:>Ifff you wishhh ssso. Follow me.He leads you towards one of the halls where you recognise a webway gate, he quickly activates it.>We willl be gone for sssome time. Are you ready?---What items do you bring with yourself? Are you sure you want to follow deranged Haemonculi into the webway?
>>20136209>You and the others may stay out of your niches if you would prefer, I do not mind at all.
>>20136209take the chain sword and be ready for anything if we follow I'm not sure of what to do...ask him why it can't be done here
>>20136209"Define 'Some time', Csva.""199, inform the other slaves, -all- of them, that Mistress Xynthia is to be immediately notified of my departure with her other pet, upon her return."
>>20136300Equipment to take:Splinter Rifle and ammo (we're learning about it, after all)Chain SwordSplinter pistol, if possible.
>>20136283>T-Thank you, master. You feel a little more compassionate about other slaves.>>20136292>I preferrr to teachh in practiccce.Csvakshek takes you by your hand and you both enter the red mist of Webway. He leads you through strange passages under the dead stars and clouds of souls until you reach another Gate. He presents you with Splinter rifle.>Thisss shalll be your weapon. First offf all you learn to kill. It must feeed. Then I will teachhh you to take care of it. It will serrrve you well.As you emerge from the Webway he points his finger at the small village located on the mountainside near the lake. >Soullls. Extinguish them. Absorb them. Eat them. Do whatever you wishhh, but feed the weapon. I will wait here, drink the agony. Go, disciple.Csvakshek starts drawing the same arcane symbols he was drawing in Xynthia's tower on a neaby rock. Maybe it is his name or something? Village seems to be from stone age, definitelly not something you should be afraid of, but it's always good to be prepared for suprises. On the other hand, it's a little bit strange, all of this. But ends justify the means, right? What do you do?
>>20136437Can we see what the population of the town is? Species-wise?"What race resides here? There is no sport in hunting what I've left behind."
>>20136437by practice*That translator isn't perfect, you know.>>20136322Done.>>20136300>It will be done, shkei.(shkei - master slave, slave who commands other slaves)
>>20136521Roll perception and another d100 for luck.>I feel not theirrr race, mon-keigh, but their souls that are eager to be harvesssted. Afraid be not, they arrre easssy prey.
rolled 94 = 94>>20136546rolling for perception
rolled 89 = 89>>20136546rolling for luck
rolled 29 = 29>>20136546Rollan Luck.
>>20136568Pain starts to cloud your vision again. Each word damn xeno utters is a real torture now...+1 InsanityWhat do you do next?[luck roll noted}
>>20136609advance slowly towards the village until we can make out what race they are
rolled 12 = 12>>20136546Just because we're a space marine and Neuroglottis is -awesome-I'm rolling to identify the local population by tasting the air.
if the are human and uncorruped I vote for killing some of the wild life
For those interested, here's how we can (sort of) safely remove the bomb in our chest.
>>20136667>>20136628You realise that you see humans. Not purestock, a little heavier set and more muscular, but humans nonetheless, they smell of sweat, fire and meat. As you approach closer, you notice one of them - probably a warrior, standing near the gates into the encampment. He seems to be armed with a simple spear and a shield from primitive metal. You have a clear shot. What do you do?
>>20136770awesome... will you risk doing this?
>>20136834WHERE DA WHITE WIMMIN AT?
I say we go hunt wildlife bears preferably we're not corrupted enough (for now) to do this willingly
>>20136899Agreed. There's probably magnificant non-human game to be had on this world.
>>20136883That remains to be decided, but I hope we try!
>>20136899>>20136913let us locate a fitting game animal or predator and make a trophy of it."Humans are no sport worthy of death by my hands."
>>20136885In the village, a couple of them in the fields.>>20136899Roll tracking or perception divided by two to track down some animals so close to village. If you want to, you may try going further into the mountains, but if something would happen or if you would get lost, you are not sure when will Csvakshek get bored and return from where he came. However this is a very good situation to escape Commoragh, but ending up on a Bronze-age planet is not exactly going to bring you back to the Chapter in this millenia. On the other hand - Barbarian King Quest would be an interesting turn of events... But Judith! Whatever. What do you do?
>>20136936it seems risky, stupid, doomed to fail and roiht propah orkyLET'S DO ITbut not now let's wait until we sick the orcs on cogmoencouraging spuctsi if you say so captcha
rolled 34 = 34>>20136987let's find some bears then
>>20136987We should hunt for no more than roughly an hour before returning.If we find nothing to hunt:"These are not worthy prey, Csva. The lowest dregs of Commoragh would be better practice."
>>20136990>>20136936Well, all you need to do now is learn some Medicae to perform a heart surgery on yourself! 8 xp already in your pocket, million more to go! But no, seriously, it's possible,>>20137031Perception:2 = 38:2 = 19Roll 34---You manage to find some rabbits and foxes. You may try to kill them, but somewhy you have a strong suspicion, that sentient souls are required...
>>20137085Meh, let us return to Csva and voice our lack of amusement at his sense of humor.
>>20137067>Weakling. Ifff you are not willing to listen to me, then learrrn by yourself! He activates Webway gate and prepares to leave. What do you do?
rolled 57 = 57what no bears? pfff not even funny>>20137140let's do that adding that we'd a sightly better prey
>>20137145Return with him.Clearly, we'll have to speak with Xynthia.
>>20137219>>20137145As you return to the Tower, you notice that usually dark and silent Xynthia's home is now bustling with activity - you can hear slaves loudly shouting down the corridor and general sounds of chaos. It means that either something very good or something very bad happened. Csvakshek hisses at you and returns to his project of redecorating all the walls in the Tower to his liking. You estimate that he should finish his project by the end of this century.What do you do?
>>20137290Try to find out what's going on.
>>20137290chaos? possible battle?sounds like -our- kind of party.Let us find the source of this, splinter rifle readied for battle.If there is a problem, yo I'll solve it. Check out the blood while my chainsword revolves it.
>>20137297Slave 199 informs you that mistress was wounded in an attempt to kill her and with hurries away with a bottle of some bright green liquid towards the hall from where you can hear moaning Xynthia. What do you do?
>>20137340Head towards the most violent sounds of chaos if it sounds like there might still be battle going on.Otherwise go and visit Xynthia.
>>20137340To Xynthia. Search and destroy any hostiles.
>>20137372>>20137359As you come into the room, following scene unfolds in front of you - Xynthia crying into a pillow, naked except for her armoured lower part of the underwear, two slaves by her side playing some xeno instruments that create soothing sounds and another slave combing her hair. Slave 199 seems pours some of that green liquid into a glass and gives it to Xynthia. She stops crying, grabs it, pours it down in one gulp and then continues to cry. There are no visible wounds on her. Slave 128 approaches you and whispers into your ear:>Mistress fought today in the Arena, she was magnificent, 32 kills and numerous trophies. But as she was leaving the Colliseum an assassin attacked her, she dispatched him but not before his blade touched her - the lobe of her left ear was sliced off before a crowd of thousands. It was a total humiliation. She even claimed that she will kill herself.
>>20137609"Who do I slay as -they- leave the arena?"
>>20137609>Xynthia, do you want me to.....do anything for you?
>>20137609Xynthia, do not kill yourself, it would inconvenience me and explode my heart. A scar earned in battle is not something to be ashamed of, it is something to be displayed proudly, to show the world what you have fought and the price you paid to end them. Now Xynthia, let me tell you the stories behind each and every scar of mine and the victories that they signify.
>>20137637>She dispatched the assassin herself and even made a funny remark that made crowd laugh, but the rumours will still spread... They might start to think that she's losing her edge.>>20137644She weeps as if the world itself is about to end. Roll Charisma to approach her.
>>20137609She's crying over a mere scratch. I've seen pdf troopers with more grit
rolled 35 = 35>>20137679Rolling>Xynthia, please....whoever is connected to this will pay dearly......
rolled 41 = 41>>20137679Rolling, pick the best of the rolls, please?
rolled 20 = 20I'll try my hand at rolling againtoo bad we can't comfort her with BEAR ARMS tough
>>20137684scars on a wych are displays poor fighting skills.They're also supposed to beautiful, scars aren't.....for some.
rolled 22 = 2299 get
>>20137744Ah right, eldar are pussies, i forgot.
>>20137724>Oh, Montus... You do not understand. This is it! I am done! I have no more place in this City! It's all over! They saw me humiliated, they think that I am weak now... And slave 144 even tells me, that Vect himself heard about the incident! I might have as well been fucked by She Who Thirsts! I am sorry, Montus, but I don't think anything will work out for our plans... Oh, Fate, why!? She cries even harder, but you can atleast speak to her now. Next roll - Charisma +20
rolled 92 = 92>>20137795Do this>>20137669
rolled 57 = 57>>20137795Do all eldar let a single misstep destroy all their ambitions?It is often better to let them think you worse than you are. enemies who underestimate you are easier to suprise
rolled 85 = 85>>20137824OBJECTION!
rolled 48 = 48>>20137795"Do you have any idea who may have sent the assassin? I could beat them to death with their own leg before thousands."
>>20137795Then we should show them! A grand display, a fierce bloodletting of the foe who sent the assassin for you. For while a weakling might be despised, one who wreaks terrible revenge is feared and respected. Have a revenge so terrible that none will dear question you, and Vect himself will hear of that as well, and I will aid you in it.
Offer to wax some bigwig for her . If we cap her #1 competitor shell have the peoples fear again... sigh women...
rolled 97 = 97>>20137795Slap her ass and introduce to strategic girth!
rolled 64 = 64>>20137894+1TIME FOR SOME TOUGH LOVE
>>20137824>Oh, no, you are right... Now I am just as ugly as you are! They will look at me as if I was a slave... Bawww!The pillow seems to be made from some water resistant material, because otherwise it should be soaked by now. You are back to square one, she doesn't even want to look at you. You also notice, that there are bite marks around one of her nipples. Size very similar to human/Eldar.
>>20137925"Out. ALL OF YOU. Seal the chamber or I'll cut you down myself.""Xynthia, your childish actions are not productive toward claiming your revenge upon your foes."
>>20137925>Xynthia....tell me what happened,get it off yourself.
>>20137925Sympathy does not seem to be working perhaps some tough love? Try to get her angry enough to get out of her funk? We should also mention that there are in fact places beyond this city, as unique as it is.
>>20137885What this guy said. This will get her attention.
>>20138006Dark Eldar tend to get their souls nommed a lot faster everywhere else.
>>20137925Tell everyone else in the room to bugger off. We'll deal with her funk ourself.
rolled 31 = 31>>20137925....Are you telling me you AREN'T scheming revenge right now?Who the fuck am I working for, an uphive primadonna?
>>20137981>>20137999>>20138006>>20138014>>20138020>>20138022Please roll Charisma.
rolled 15 = 15>>20138077lets just do this
rolled 83 = 83>>20137885Rolling for this.
>>20138124She turns you with fire in her eyes and tears on her cheeks.>Montus, you have to help me. It's Lydia. It must be her, that bitch. She knows that I am better fighter than her, so she never faces me on the battlefield. But she wants me dead. Kill her and I'll find that female for you to mate!You don't think it's all she's thinking, but your Scrutiny doesn't exist, so you can only guess. What do you answer?
rolled 59 = 59>>20138201ok thenx see you later xnthia
>>20138020Then use a bloody soul stone. In a city as cutthroat as Commoragh is it is bloody stupid not to have an emergency exit strategy
>>20138201"Kill her? Simple. I only ask to know what she has done to you. I'm rather fond of causing more damage than is received."
>>20138201I have no doubt that I can kill her, but you're going to have to tell me where and when. Now dry your tears Xynth or I'll dry them for you.
>>20138201"Mere death? i was hoping i could bring here here for us to "play" with. Regardless i will need more info on her."
>>20138243Then you are never leaving that stone ever.
>>20138243It is known of some Dark Eldar who choose to live outside webway and they still manage to thrive, simply they have to work a little harder and be a little smarter.>>20138247>>20138261>Lydia is a Hekatrix in my Wych Pack... A real bitch and a coward, but cunning as a viper and with ambition that would rival Vect himself, be damned his non-existant soul. She among those few who knew when and through where I will be leaving the Arena, and she's the only one with motive and enough guts(or should I say - stupidity?) to try something. However she couldn't have hired that assassin herself, it's out of her league, she is poort on souls. She must have had help. She lives in the Domus Infernus, barracks for lower rank wyches. You'll have to track her down, get information who helped her and extinguish her soul. I will help you however I can in this matter...
>>20138361I was refering to preparing an exit strategy in case things go bad. I'm willing to bet that Vect has set up a few boltholes to hide in in case his grip on power slackened.
>>20138361"Shall I kill her with her own weapon before a crowd or recover her for interrogation?"
rolled 31 = 31>>20138361ask do you have BEAR ARMS? (jk)where and when do I start?
>>20138361Do you have any preference on how she dies my dear?
>>20138361>I took you under my wing because you are an expert killer, even if a primitive one, so I will give you no commands on how to do it, exactly. You may try to infiltrate her home, track her down in the street, send an assassin after her like she did for me or try to meet her in the Arena. However either way, if you will get caught, I will deny you ever having a connection with me. Csvakshek will rework your tattoo to signify that you are a slave to one of the dead nobles, it should work well enough under simple security checks and it would still give me anonimity I need.
>>20138429Good to know. Are you done bawling? It simply doesn't suit you in the least.Do you have any idea of what sort of schedule she keeps? Are there are any places she consistently heads to?
>>20138429alright, then I will depart.find out when she is going to the arena next, try and get some armour until we get ours repaired. equip our monocle, hellglaive, splinter rifle, and power garotte.
>>20138429I doubt I would have time for a proper interrogation in the arena, so It would seem to me that her home is my best bet.
>>20138429"Will she not simply return once slain?"
>>20138512Xynthia sheds away the tears and gulps down another glass of green liquid. >You want some? It's good stuff. Soulwine, Hrud flavoured. And don't look at me like that. Woman needs not to be afraid to show her emotions. And I liked that earlobe, it was my favourite! No, I don't have her schedule, but you should be able to bribe one of her servants/comrades to get it for you.>>20138561>I don't think she has enough souls to bribe Haemonculi to resurrect her, but I will check that. Just absorbing her soul should be enough for extinguishing, she's not even a Trueborn.Shall we end this for tonight? Archive pl0x.
>>20138614Thanks Skargan, as always.