The place, Aprior, the city Imperius, capitol of the Aprior Sector.You are a veteran sergeant of the Knights Inductor space marine chapter, who stand as stewards and guardian over the sector.You have been summoned to the Knight command center here in the city on unknown grounds, the man on the vox was very vague, and you are currently walking there along the sidewalk through the bustling city, with more than enough time to reach your destination.You are currently wearing your off duty fatigues and are not armed.Your actions?
>>25078256Grab the closest woman and arrest her for being overly lewd.
>>25078256Check the local news?
>>25078256Well dress to kill. We're being summoned to high command, right? Slap on some uniform and hurry off. Don't keep the chaptermaster, or whatever our superior is called, waiting.
>>25078352Walking by a public vid terminal, you look over to see a newscast from a local station, fairly popular on this continent.The main story being covered is a protest elsewhere in the city, seemingly revolving around a former Tau national being elected to a management position in the local government.The city police are standing by, but it appears that the protest is remaining civil, though passionate on all sides.
>>25078446Tau?TAU being in this city?PURGE THEM ALL.
>>25078446You also hear mention of a smaller story, concerning the Aprior Sector rejoining the Imperium at large, although it is mostly speculation and debate about what exactly this means for the future of the sector.After this the station switches over to a live broadcast of a Squig-Ball match, and the news stops.
>>25078446Contemplate on reasonable conduct of our citizenry. Give credit to our reasonable public education service.Keep calm and keep walking.
>>25078456>>25078411Apologies, you are already in the necessary uniform, and were on your way there, you have enough time if you wanted to deal with anything on the way, or investigate anything, but you are prepared for your meeting, whatever that meeting turns out to be.
>>25078509Nah, lets get to the meeting. Unless the we know one of those NCO's who knows everything, in which case we should contact him for an informal briefing.
>>25078509Ah, I misread. Very well then. Let's not dillydally, though. We're not a murderhobo that has time to plunder vacant NPC homes and fulfill 5 sidequests before carrying out his main objective - we're a responsible officer!
>>25078503You continue walking through the city, you are currently in the entertainment district, given mostly over to shops, restaurants and theaters, with the buildings broken up every so often by a park by design.
>>25078557Hit a strip club to help us think. It is the most reasonable course of action.
>>25078557>>25078553The shops around you carry goods from across the planet and beyond, on your way you pass a store specializing in Tau imports, mostly clothes, art, and a few other cultural artifacts.Ahead of you the Capitol building pierces the sky, a shimmering spire of steel and glass, you walk towards it, leaving the bustling city behind you.Also, you need a name.
>>25078618Sounds reasonable enough. I support this.
>>25078594Numeon, 1st company captain of the salamanders pre heresy, and commander of Vulkan's personal guard. Given the history between the two chapters, it's probably a fairly common name.
>>25078674Interesting and fluffy name. I'll take it.
>>25078594Billy Ray Cyrus
>>25078646>>25078632This it is.
>>25078708No relation OFC
After you enter the building, the attendant behind the desk looks up in surprise, but quickly suppresses it.After you tell her your business, she directs you to the correct elevator, and you head of to your destination.>Numeon Smithconcurrence players? I think it fits fairly well.
>>25078732I preferred Alpharius.
>>25078743>Numeon Alpharius Smith?
>>25078753or some variation thereof?
>>25078753Sure, why not.
>>25078732I find it okay.
>>25078761Don't you mean Nomegon?
To your momentary surprise, the elevator goes down not up, and it seems to go down quite a ways, given the fast speed of movement and the time it takes, when the door opens you are greeted with what seems to be a fortified bunker complex, the tiled floors and potted plants doing little to distract from the study construction of the bunker.Around you numerous functionaries hustle and bustle, carrying papers and personal cogitators off to parts unknown.None of them seem surprised at your presence, it seems they get enough Knights down here to not be surprised anymore.Speaking of which, a marine in full armor is standing across the commons from you, and waves you over.
>>25078801go over and say hi
>>25078632thank you captain obvious, but what's our individual name?
>>25078850As you approach, you notice the black trim on this Knight's armor. That, combined with the sudden pressure behind your eyes, allows you to recognize him for what he is, one of the Brothers of Silence, a blank."Are you Seargent Numeon Alpharius Smith?"He asks in a deep, measured voice.
>>25078882"No, I'm a sergeant, not a seargent."
>>25078927Autocorrect why did you abandon me?Ignore the clumsy fingers of the OP nothing to see here.
>>25078955Then yes, yes we are.
>>25078993oh goodheadcount, how many people are here right now?
>>25079047>>25079035>>25079014nice4chan keeps eating my posts, give me a moment
>>25078999I'm here too
"Excellent, you have been requested by the Chapter Master, follow me."Without another word he turns and walks off into the depths of the facility.After a while, the functionaries disappear, and the office plants are replaced with bare rockcrete and steel doors.you pass through a checkpoint, and your identities are confirmed, then you pass through another, and finally a third, this one operated by fully armored marines rather than Aprior PDF.Finally you view your destination, dark wood double doors bearing the Chapter crest of the Knights Inductor.Your escort opens to door and motions you in.
>>25079103Walk in. piece of advise, you'll probably get more responses if you don't end with blatantly obvious choices like these ones.
>>25079126I do this so I can give you guys something to read while I work on the next section, you will be in a conversation and then voting on units imminently.
>>25078882yes, brother alpharius, yes i am. how goes your end of the infiltration into the chapter>any marine that can call us alpgarius without trying to kill us has to also be an alpha legionnaire
Inside, you see a comfortably appointed office, a soft carpet on the floor, a painting of a woodland scene on the wall, the scent of cigar smoke hangs lightly in the air.Behind the hardwood desk, under the Imperial Aquila, and just beside a carefully painted model of an Avenger gunship, sits Chapter Master Zakis Randi, wearing a simple uniform with the Knights Inductor insignia on a unit patch on his shoulder.looking up from the report he was reading, he smiles wearily and motions you to sit down in the Marine sized chair opposite him, as your escort stands respectfully by the door."Sargent Smith, thank you for coming, I suppose you are wondering why I've summoned you here."
>>25079221Yes, Yes I am sir.
"Here's the long and short of it, put simply, our chapter, and this entire sector, face a potential crisis. Put simply, The rest of the Imperium has finally decided to remember that we exist, they already sent an Inquisitor here to judge us, but it seems that we have won her over and earned a stay of execution."He frowns slightly."Make no mistake, the Inquisition does not approve of our ways, but they have decided to wait and watch, the Munitorum on the other hand, demands action with its usual bureaucratic determination.""They have called upon the Aprior sector to send out a force to join the Imperial Guard"
>>25079221Actually I was wondering what the price of a new pair of shoes would be. My current pair have seen better days and need to be replaced.But while I'm here, yes I have a slight interest in why I'm being told to come underground to this bunker of unidentified purpose and size
>>25079286relax, im just breaking this up into bite sized chunks so you dont have to wait twenty minutes while I write up a few paragraphs
>>25079285And my reason for being called to this meeting is?
> I'm now picturing Zakis Randi as pic related... no, don't ask why.
>>25079285Isn't everything technically a chapter holding and thus immune from the tithe Sir?
>>25079363"Unfortunately not"He sighs, dropping his dataslate on the table."Remember, we may stand watch over the Aprior Sector and recruit from here, but we do not rule it, the unit will be formed. But where others in this sector see a cause for panic, I see an opportunity. A chance to give the Munitorum what they want, and prove wrong every Inquisitor who doubts our way of life."
>>25079424"We are forming a fighting force unlike any other that the Imperium has ever seen, a unified force of Aprior Guardsmen, those allies who have joined in our culture, and the Knights themselves, a Joint Task Force of all races and creeds living in the Aprior Sector."He picks up his slate again."On paper, this will be listed as an over strength guard regiment, in reality something much more. But I can still see that you are wondering how you fit into this."He places a small hardwood box on the table, and pushes it over.Opening it, you see a pair of rank pins, denoting a Captains rank."You are going to lead the Aprior JTF, congratulations on your first major command Captain Smith."In the background, you vaguely hear the Silencer snapping a salute as you look at the shining silver pins.
>>25079363>>25079424There's also the matter that claiming the entire Sector would instantly earn the enmity of the High Lords -- they're not fond of planets trying to rules-lawyer their way out of their responsibilities. We're lucky they haven't demanded a millennium's worth of tithes from our time in isolation.
>>25079520A quick tour of the Aprior Sector Legislative Assembly revealed that the governments of the Aprior Sector followed the same general pattern: a few elected bodies and officials who squabbled and bickered and, somehow, made policy, like most Imperial representative governments – hardly surprising, as the Knights Inductor had played an instrumental role in establishing many of those governments, too. Legally speaking, the Knights ruled every world in the Aprior Sector, as they ruled the Aprior System, and it was their fleets which had settled every other world in the Sector, but in practice, they limited their rule to the Aprior System proper. As the Sector had been settled in a time when the Warp in the region was especially turbulent, the Knights had decreed, as part of the Aprior Sector Charter, that all star systems should be able to survive on their own, and advising that every world be as self-sufficient as possible. This extended to the Sector's governments: generally, each system looked after itself, and while the Legislative Assembly was the ruling body of the Sector on paper, was little more than a military and trade alliance, and a cursory glance through their records had turned up nothing out of the ordinary – a fuller investigation would come later, but they didn't seem to be trying to hide anything.To find the major deviations from Imperial norms, Rightina would have to investigate the organizations which held the real inter-system power: the Adeptus Mechanicus, Internal Security, and the Knights Inductor themselves.
>>25079504just a sec, 4chan ate my post again.
>>25079504"This is for you."He hands you the slate he was using."It contains dossiers on the various assets you can choose to add to the JTF alongside the standard guardsmen and Knight forces, make your choices and prepare to head out, the Munitorum waits for no man, not even a marine.If you have any other questions ask them now, if not then brother Severus will show you to an office where you can review your information and make your choices."
>>25079578No further questions.
>>25079535what is this for? I love that story too, but dont clog up the thread please.
>>25079578Are my objectives to try and harmonise with existing imperial forces and introduce them to our ideas or is it an effort of secrecy in what our sector does differently to the imperium at large?
>>25079592>Legally speaking, the Knights ruled every world in the Aprior Sector, as they ruled the Aprior System, and it was their fleets which had settled every other world in the Sector, but in practice, they limited their rule to the Aprior System proper
>>25079612"The Imperium is vast and diverse, so I'll leave the decision of what to reveal to what world up to you, I trust that you will make the right judgement. But never forget that the eyes of the inquisition will be upon you, prove that the JTF can get the job done as well as any 'pure' force they care to throw into the grinder, and they'll get off this sectors back."
>>25079535I'm aware that the Knights are listed as the owners of every planet in the sector; I mean that trying to claim that they are all Chapter recruitment worlds *with the intention of exempting them from the tithe* would be...counter-productive.
>>25079617I see, I was afraid you were an angry troll from the last thread trying to clog the thread, I missed the point and for that I apologize.
Any other questions, or proceed to unit selection?
>>25079681It's fine. I was being nitpicky anyway
>>25078999I am here.
>>25079731"I have been keeping an eye on you Captain, your training was exemplary, and your record up to now superb, you have the makings of a fine leader, and you have shown a willingness and a capability to get diverse groups to work together under pressure.Between the Tyranids and the Dark Eldar, our current forces have enough to deal with without me resigning away their leader.Besides, this is a new kind of fighting force, it needs a new leader, one free from old patterns of thinking which might bog things down.I have absolute confidence in you, I wouldnt have picked you otherwise."
>>25079840Thank you sir.Time for troop selection.
>>25079862You exchange salutes and leave the room, brother Severus leading you to an unused office,here he leaves you after a final salute, and you look over your slate.The Chapter Master wasn't kidding, in addition to the standard deployment of guardsmen and Knights, it seems like the Aprior JTF could include everything from Orks to Eldar to Genestealers, and, you have to reread this a few times, a daemon?It would seem that the choice is entirely yours to make.
>>25079924can we get a list of choices and how many we can take for each slot?
>>25079924same as last thread right?Spec ops: Eldar, ASIS task forceHeavy vehicle: Fenris, Rocket ArtilleryAir support: Valkyrie avenger, ShrikeInfantry support: SOB, battlesuit teamSpecial units: Confessor, Tau commander
>>25079924How about we start things nice and vanilla -- humans, and aliens who could plausibly fight alongside humans (Tau and Eldar). Do we have any information about where we're being shipped to, or what we'll be fighting there? If we're going against Orks, maybe we could bring along some Orks who will disrupt enemy operations.
>>25079953Swap out the SOB for the stealth termites and we got a deal.
>>25079924agree on two (2) choices per unit slot.New additions to the SpecOps unit type.Aprior Sector Internal Security (ASIS) task force.Led by a veteran ASIS operative, this small team is the leading edge of ASIS in the field, they bring their investigative and unorthodox combat knowledge to the front, team is composed of various humans and xenos, for clandestine operations.Kroot packA team of kroot warriors brought with a group of Tau defectors, who decided to put down roots with the Aprior sector, and now hired onto the JTF. They are expert outdoors-men, decent marksmen, and brutal close combat fighters used to low profile skirmishes and rapid attacks.
>>25079951just a sec
>>25079953SOB are technically SOR Sisters of Reason, much more useful than raging arsonist murder bitches
>>25079989But I like SOB
>>25079951special operations unitsRanger squad,Ork Kommando team genestealer commandos, ASIS team, Kroot Pack
>>25080004>same as last thread right?>Spec ops: Eldar, ASIS task force>Heavy vehicle: Fenris, Rocket Artillery>Air support: Valkyrie avenger, Shrike>Infantry support: SOB, battlesuit team>Special units: Confessor, Tau commanderBut instead of sister grab stealth termies. We can always go for the heavy support if things go to pot, also some veterans to confer with would be helpful.
>>25079953If i don't see anything better when Storm Raven posts the list this has my support
>>25080050Ranger squad and ASIS team. We already have enough stabby/choppy with the marines and our power armored infantry.
>>25080084I second this.
>>25080084plus it would better demonstrate why working with friendly aliens is a decent idea
>>25080050Heavy vehicles, Fenris main battle tanks, precision rocket artillery, land raidersAir support, Avenger dropships, shrike fighters, or balmoral bombers
>>25080051Bolter bitches will help when dealing with the imperium. Also, they apparently don't suck in this iteration.
>>25080136infantry support, 2 squads sisters of reason, 5 stealth terminators, 4squads storm troopers, with powered exoskeletons on their armor, ten battlesuits.Specialty units
>>25080136Fenris MBTs and rocket artilleryAvenger dropships and Shrike FightersLots of precision power and mobility
>>25080214I second this again.
>>25080177We're trying to create an incredible imperial feel with most of our units to start so keeping xeno presence to 1 or 2 options would probably be for the best.
>>25080203special units, 6 brothers of silence, 1 battle magos, who builds battle bots, 1 confessor, 1 ork warboss, 1 tau commander, one daemon.
>>25080237also, timber wolf battle bikes for infantry support, forgot them earlier.
>>25080177These are deviant Bolter Bitches that we twisted to our own viewpoints. If anything, they'll get us shot even quicker.
>>25080245pardon me whilst I review the discussion and try to see what is the general consensus.
>>25080237Brothers of silence and ork warboss.Warboss brings the morale, while the brothers protect us from possible warp majiks.
>>25080237supporting. >>25079953Especially the bolter bitches
>>25080203Sisters of Reason for dealing with the Imperium and troop morale and Battlesuits for extra doses of FUCK YOU plasma fire
>>25079924>a daemonisn't Arda needed at the rehab center?also, wasn't it agreed not to have the genestealers as allies?
>>25080203Terminators for the sheer power and storm troopers so we don't bring so many xenos that we are disliked.
>>25080296It's our choice.
>>25079953Seconding this now that I have seen the list.
>>25080237Brothers of Silence for dealing with warp dickery and Battle Magos for suicide missions/heavy infantry support
>>25080296confirming heavy vehicles, Fenris MBTs and rocket artillery.
For the benefit of new fags that weren't in the last thread where he told us exactly what the brothers of silence our, TL;DR they are blank marines.
>>25080296we have other daemons
>>25080347confirming infantry, battlesuit team and sisters of battle
>>25080410confirming air support, Avenger and Shrikeconforming special units, confessor and Tau commander
>>25080436and the SpecOps seems to be rangers and ASIS task force.Are we ready to proceed?
>>25080463Very well.You examine your choices, make your decision, and spend a while submitting the necessary paperwork, to get the units you desire into the JTF.Scrolling down the slate, you see that a ship has been made available to you, the "Midnight Flame" a troopship currently in orbit around Regius, the planet you are on, it seems that the forces you requisitioned are to report there.Proceed to your ship?
>>25080410I'm still saying to replace at least the battle suit teams with terminators.
>>25080527Actually I had an idea. Could we have the Head of the ASIS task force be formally made into an acolyte of the Inquisitor? It might be useful.
>>25080527See if the chapter can spare a Brother if Silence for my strategy meetings.
>>25080544thoughts? last chance for a redo.But you will be able to come back later, after a few missions, and take more units, though it may be while so choose wisely.
>>25080527Check with leaders of the squads before we go, make sure they are comfortable with our leadership.
>>25080565I support it.
>>25080563no, unfortunately its all or nothing.but listen to the plot fairy whispering in your ear and dont worry too much about it.
>>25080565I'm against it.
>>25080581If I have judged the number of people here correctly, we have about a 50/50 split for the battlesuit/terminator vote.my personal suggestion is the battlesuits, you already have a lot of sneaky, but this is just me, its youre choice, but if you cannot resolve it soon then I must move on, im almost out of time tonight.
>>25080637I vote battlesuits.
>>25080650it seems were going with battlesuits.
>>25080637Did we confirm the Special choices? I think we got the Cannoness and the Tau, but I'm not sure.
>>25080662proceed to ship now?
>>25080665confessor and tau, canoness is not an option as the only on in the system is busy leading the sisters of reason.
>>25080680Ah right, my bad. Ship now
>>25080698no problem.You depart the capitol building and eventually the world itself, a swift shuttle ride taking you up through the busy skies of Regius and into the cold quiet of space.A growing speck of light in the distance soon grows into a ship, which you recognize as an Aprior pattern troop ship, although it seems to have been modified for the task ahead. across its smooth prow is emblazoned "Midnight Flame"You slide smoothly into a hangar bay and step out once it has finished pressurizing.Stepping out, you examine the orderly but mostly empty landing bay, until the sound of boot soles ringing on the metal decking draw your eyes. A man in his mid 50s, wearing a naval uniform is walking towards you, as he draws near you notice his rank badges, the ships captain, flanked by an executive officer.He comes to a halt and snaps a salute."Captain Smith I presume, welcome aboard the Midnight Flame, I am Captain Darvis, this is commander Carter, my first officer. How may we assist you sir?"
>>25080789"Well, Lets get our troops settled in, then we can begin planning. Lets make sure we have all perspectives at our meeting."
>>25080853"Right sir, the units you requested should be along in a few days, but in the meantime we can get you settled in and give you a tour of the ship."The Captain and his Second in command take you on a tour of the ship, explaining the vessels capabilities."I'm sure you noticed that this is not an ordinary troopship, it has been specially modified to serve as the mobile base for the JTF, everything we'll need is here. The Flame is capable of launching and receiving our aircraft, providing for the dietary and medical needs of all members of the force regardless of race, and even contains a miniaturized Manufactoria, all packed up nice and neat in one of the troop ships, enough to make any of the spare parts we might need when operating far from home.But this, is the best part."The Captain escorts you into what seems to be a conference room, a large hardwood table with an inbuilt hololith sits at the center of the room, with numerous dormant pict screens around the walls, rows of benches ring the room, with a large marine-sized seat at the table for you."This room has been specially warded by the Silencers themselves sir, entirely impervious to any form of psychic surveillance, no need to worry about being spied on here."
>>25080789"See that their are no problems getting my men on board and call all the senior members to the planning chamber." (Presuming there USA chamber for military planning on this vessel) "Also send me an orderlies with all the details on this ship so that I may utilise this ship to its fullest extent"
>>25080960The plot fairy was right!!!
>>25080960"Good to know. Any idea where we will be first shipped out to?"
>>25080960Big grin"I like it."
>>25080960after that you are shown to your quarters in the marine section of the ship, and settle in, the Captain and his officer returning to their duties.Stowing your belongings, you settle in to deal with organizing the task force ahead of you.End of Thread 1.Thanks for playing everybody, I look forward to continuing this.I get back from work at 3:30 eastern time, and would be ready by about four or five, what works for you guys?
>>25080977indeed>>25081009im glad you do>>25080961we shall do this tomorrow, OP must sleep now, I unfortunately need to work so I can buy food to continue GMing this for you guys.
>>25081016Works for me. I have a thing from 6-7 on tuesdays so I'll miss a bit of the thread.
>>250810571oclock in the day for me.
>>25081102would 4 work, I am at work at 1, assuming were in teh same time zone
>>25081140I will simply have to start it as soon as I get back, and see who shows up, I'll wait if I have to but we'll see how it goes.Hope to see you all then.
>>25081278For future reference, quest threads should also have the full quest name as one of the tags ("Reasonable Marine Quest" for this one, I suppose) -- that way, people can find all of the threads with a single URL.