You are Percius Aurex, Captain of a raider-class pirate vessel. Formerly the 14th son of a noble family, you fled that life in search of adventure and to escape your status as a political pawn. You've just completed an expedition into the forbidden system of Vectes, sending your men into a severed aft section of an Imperial cruiser. Good men lost their lives in an accident, and you decided to complete the few tasks you'd begun and head on to a planned meeting in a nearby system instead of lingering in the forbidden system.Currently your ship is docked above the planet Folkvangr under an offer of truce, and you sit across from the Rogue Trader Alexander Kerr. With negotiations over the ransom of the sororitas complete, you shifted the conversation toward trade of a more legitimate nature. Your wolf-pack is to regroup above Caseblanco in 114 days and travel to the neighboring Sector Corgus."I have no interest in equipping a pirate vessel with arms, even if my people could spare them. The other goods you seek are possible, though I'm unsure as to your inquiry over millinery products." Lord Kerr's expression remains professional, despite his next words. "Such a question is quite... peculiar."You're fairly certain that Ana or Tes is nodding behind you.
> results of haggling last threadResults of trade inquiries>Cargo of Melta GunsUnwilling to part with current stocks>Melta Gun Ammo [6 engagements worth]1 wealth per Cargo [6 cargoes]>Melta Bombs [6 cargoes]Unwilling to part with current stocks>Repair parts for Aquila Lander25 wealth for parts. Offer to buy craft for 15 wealth>Repair parts for Shuttle x2No parts available. Offer to buy craft for 12 wealth each.>Luxury rations5 wealth per cargo [1 month per cargo], 4 available.>Interesting hats"We have plenty of military hats, as the world was repopulated by Imperial Guard veterans?">Orders?>Buy: replacement parts for Aquila, 1 cargo of melta ammo, 1 Luxury food, Sell: Shuttles. Spend 7 wealth>Other combination>Attempt to sell small Nebula Sapphires instead of paying out wealth? Y/N
>Previous Threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Privateer%20Quest%202>General wiki for most basic info:http://privateerquest.wikia.com/wiki/Privateer_Quest_WikiStarting a bit early due to trade resolution and the chance someone may want to debate choices or ask for other items.
>>26192300Can't see a reason to switch up what is listed for the current deal.And I say try to sell some of the sapphires instead of wealth. See if he's interested at least.
>>26192460Kerr regards you for a moment, his left thumb and index finger slowly rubbing together as he considers your proposal. "I can accept such a deal, but I'll be taking the risk and responsibility of moving cargo stolen from the Iron Monks of all parties. I've never been a fan of or loved by them, but possessing the stolen wealth of Arch-Cardinal Kest" He pauses, his hands raising and making a miming a shrug. "I can find some use for such cargo, though I'll pay nowhere near the prime value. For the difference in your requested trade... say twelve wealth's worth of the smaller stones.">Alexander Kerr offers to accept 6 Medium Cargoes of Small Nebula Gems in place of wealth.>Accept offer? Y/Nposting up?
No hes screwing us big time we sell once were out of the sector
>>26192280Ahh yes i suppose it is, I am what you might call a connoisseur of Fine Hats especially those of top quality making, It is one of the few quirks i allow myself.I hope my minor eccentricity doesnt bother you.And to whichever one of you behind me is nodding along, It Does not befit a lady to do so you know.
why don't we try to sell the saphires little by little?unless we really need something, they should be sold for best the best possible price!
I feel like we need to raid a few more ships so we have some deniability as to where we got the gems before we sell anymore.
>>26192300sounds good. shame about not wanting to sell the meltas, but understandable.... maybe we could find a corrupt supply officer who would be willing to 'lose' a cargo of them in exchange for some of the Sapphires or thrones....
>>26192589>>26192552He is making an offer on goods stolen from the minions of one of the top 2 or 3 most powerful people in this sector, and offering to take the bulk of it off your hands.Even for a Rogue Trader, being caught with this cargo is death for you and everyone involved with you in 9/10 cases.
>>26192300Sounds good to me.
>>26192539>>26192652Meant to link this.
>>26192539Might as well sell off the Small ones and it's not like we don't have the large ones left anyway.
>>26192539Giving him mediums for the price of the smallers, I say that we decilne.
"I believe I'll pass upon your offer, Lord Kerr. My minor eccentricity with fine products of Millinery does occasionally demand that I squeeze the most profit possible out of goods.""We all have our little weaknesses." Your host smiles slightly as if recalling a particular weakness of his own, but soon reverts to his more serious expression. "If the business of trade is concluded, I'm afraid we have other matters that are less pleasant. You've come into possession of a ship that was run by Captain Menexel. The man served beside my father in the Third Crusade and worked with our Dynasty to help rebuild this world. I request that you turn over the personal effects of Captain Menexel and those of his wife, in addition to the cargo he carried for me.">Orders?
>>26192837I'm pretty sure we will miss out one of the plots OP hinted at, but we have lots todo even if we let this chance go
>>26192862I doubt personal items include his star charts etc
>>26192837Might i ask what cargo he carried for you? On the subject of his personal effects I will be more than happy to give you them.There is no honour in holding objects with sentimental value to a Widow in regards to her late husband
>>26192837What do we get out of it?
>although I was present when this ship was taken by the wolf pack. I wasn't able to secure all of it myself, I was only made captain after it was taken so you understand that most everything was taken before I got to his quarters.
>>26192921Actualy, forget this one. we might get shot out of the sky.
>>26192837Can we have a list of the former captain personal effects, his wife's and this supposed cargo?
>>26192881Personal Items include:Captain's Gold Locket [Stored]Guard-Issue Officer's 'Dress' Peaked Cap [Stored]Guard-Issue Officer's 'Field' Peaked Cap [Stored]Pair of Imperial-Issue ID tags [Stored]Journals, Letters, and Correspondence of a personal natureAwards, medals, and citation badges/pins>Does NOT include:Captain's Power Sword - Custom of surrendering sword observedCaptain's laspistol - Your choice to return or not.Captain's Ring [Unlocks Quarters. Is apparently a reproduction of wife's ring]Ship-related things: star-charts, etc.>>26192905>His Widow"Captain Menexel was a widower. His wife was an officer in a tank battalion that was wiped out upon Folkvangr during the Third Crusade.">Cargo"Captain Menexel was obtaining personal armor for Folkvangr that I could not be seen collecting. With the apparent presence of Iron Monks upon his vessel, I imagine it is in his personal smuggler's compartment."
>>26192941I think this might be a good answer.MS, what did we get from the previous captain of the ship (besides the hats)?
>>26193039He can have all of the personal items aside from the correspondence, journals and letters. >"Captain Menexel was obtaining personal armor for Folkvangr that I could not be seen collecting....wha? Have we found this?
>>26193039In that case I Would be more than happy to hand to you his personal effects, might i ask what you will do with them? Is he survived by children?Ah.... I see that is quite sad, at least now they are together at the emperors side.Hmm I was not aware of this armour I will look for it as soon as possible, once I find The armour I will bring it to you
>>26193039I think we could return the dog tags, medals, letters and maybe the locket. Wasn't there something possibly intersting in the journals?
>>26193083>have we found the mentioned cargo?Nope.
>>26193100>reposting journal find text!The room is fairly simple, though the quiet luxuries of it clearly mark it as the Captain's quarters. A large desk in the corner is covered in what appear to be journals and unrolled maps. To your left, a deceptively plain bunk is clearly more luxurious than it would have you believe. The real treasures, however, are likely to be the wash room that seems to contain a large tub and a paired set of carved wooden wardrobes. Almost trembling with excitement, you wonder where his uniform hat is...You search the area around and even below the bunk itself for the Captain's stash of hats, but only find a collection of journals. Several of them are stained with blood and oil.
>>26193127but didn't we take a closer look at the journal while in warp-transit? If my memory serves me, they were coded
>>26193039I wouldn't mind agreeing to return everything though I am conflicted about giving back the hats.On a side note we should turn the ship upside down in search of that armor.
>>26193113Hmm, thought so. Lets give him a vaguely positive yet non-committed answer and say that we'll bring the items we find to the next meet.If there is nothing more to discuss, let's head back to our ship and turn those quarters upside down. We need to decrypt these journals and find this armour ASAP.
>>26193150Those were a pair of coded letters that you believe mentioned a Kerr... wait a minute.
make copies of the letters and logs, there might be something interesting in them, give the originals back to himsearch for the armorbut tell him, you'd prefer to exchange the hats for fancier one's, as you cannot let parts of your collection go without replacement
>Orders?Requested return of Personal Effects>Return everything>Return most, keep hats [hat's were wife's]>Return most, keep journals>Return most, keep hats + journals>Return a bit, keep most>Return nothing>Other?Lord Kerr's Cargo>No idea where it is>Give a vague and non-committal answer (Bluff. roll 1d100 vs Kerr)>What is in it for me? (You're on his space station)>Other?
>>26193314I'm thinking:>Return most, keep journals>Give a vague and non-committal answer
>>26193314I vote for giving everythingAnd inform him we were not aware of this secret stash and will have a thorough search for itWe will most likely find other valuables in this compartment so all is good
>Return most, keep journals>No idea where it isIt may have been looted, I know for a fact that the wolfpack lord takes all the star charts he come across and his agents grab anything else he takes a fancy to.
>>26193352Addendum While we are searching for this compartment have our XO make copies of the notes and such which could be important.And we just give it all intogether
>>26193384I think there are literally dozens of journals and letters. Making a complete copy of everything would take even a dedicated servitor a few days, let alone our XO, who is burdened with a ton of other responsibilities.Side note, can we increase her share to 12%?
How quickly can our men copy the journals?
>>26193443I suppose the more people we put on it the faster we can get it done
>>26193420quite correct on the journals and letters.On the subject of shares... she would then make 12% compared to your 8%
Rolled 84>Return most, keep journals>Give a vague and non-committal answerwin. Roll 1d100 vs Fellowship of 30 for bluff on cargo option.Rolling Kerr's Scrutiny
>>26193491In that case,>Return most, keep journals>Give a vague and non-committal answer
Rolled 40>>26193621DR PEPPER!!!
Kerr's gaze lingers upon you as you avoid actually answering his question of the cargo. "If you require, I have people quite knowledgeable with the variant of your vessel. I could send a few to verify the cargo is intact and collect sister Jessira." You're not certain if your bluff failed or he simply doubts his own take upon your words, but he seems to have momentarily lost his confidence for the first time in your conversation. "Or would you prefer to simply deliver all of the items to the dock? I'll have payment for the Sororitas within the hour, and it is best that you depart the system before an Iron Monks vessel arrives to pay a friendly visit as it were.">Orders?>Deliver all goods to dock? Y/N
>>26193814I suppose we could have a few of his men search for the spot under heavy guard of courseY>I think he might be a valuable ally lets get on his good side you never know it could be extremely profitable
>>26193855While I'm not keen about outsiders on our ship, this guy seems above board and would make a good ally within the legal boundiaries of the Imperium, so I third I guess.
>>26193855>>26193957We will leave this sector in 114 days. We don't need allys here.
>>26193855Having a Rogue Trader who could fence any goods is vital for our operations...
>>26194054GM's Note:You will be able to return to [portions] of Deus during the main game to sell loot, visit the Caseblancon Millinery you found, take a vacation from 'oh shit I'm drowning in loot/water/resources/other', restock crew numbers, kill things, and buy upgrades and such.Oh, and you may also meet characters that will be heading into Corgus as well.
>>26194054We don't /have/ to follow our pirate lord...the galaxy is a big place after all, just saying.
>>26193855Sounds like a plan
sorry for the delay. Just got a bunch of phone calls back to back.>mfw random "Are you Trayvon" phonecall>Typing response
>>26194578OP confirmed for nigger
>>26194578you dead OP?
"I'll not reject an offer of free labor. If there is nothing else to discuss, I believe we have only to transfer the goods and my crew and I will be upon our merry way?"Kerr offers his hand once more, and you exchange another gentlemanly verification of a deal. "I'll have my people awaiting you at your ship, Captain Aurex. If you come across more souls in need of rescue, please keep Folkvangr in mind."Departing Kerr's company, you find a white-robed member of the Mechanicus and two older women awaiting you at the bottom of the gangway to your ship. "Captain Aurex? Magos Oret. I shall be verifying the cargo for Lord Kerr." Various mechadendrites dance about the Magos, though one seems to have spotted Keller and Advinessa and returns their gaze up the gangway itself. "I assume the late Captain stored the cargo in the officer's smuggling compartment? I know the location well and do not require your guidance.""I believe I'll walk with you, Magos Oret. Lord Kerr mentioned he would send one with knowledge of this ship's type?" Never one to pass up a chance to be let straight toward loot waiting to be found, you motion that you'll follow the Magos. "After you, esteemed Magos. Ana, please escort these two ladies to Sister Jessira and see her off, if you will."
>>26195114Advinessa and Keller join your little party at the top of the gangway, one of the Magos' mechadendrites maintaining position before your Chief Enginseer as he orates a troublingly detailed history of the construction techniques used to modify the vessels of this type after their capture. Advinessa seems to be enraptured, while yourself and Keller simply nod and allow the majority of the information to go flying over your head. Arriving just beyond your quarters, the Magos stops and motions to a small, innocuous maintenance hatch. "Captain Aurex, I presume you have the key to your quarters?"Placing your hand upon the hatch, a soft chime sounds from within and the section of wall behind you begins to withdraw. The hiss of a stasis field deactivating whispers about your little party. "Lord Kerr's cargo constitutes only the fifty plasteel crates in the center. I believe the remainder is yours, Captain Aurex. I verify based upon volume that all fifty crates are accounted for.">Smuggler's stasis hold unlocked! [12.20 m x 4.88 m x 4.88 m]>Orders?>Kill the Magos! Take it all and make a break from dock now.>Call men to carry the cargo to the dock for delivery.>Other?
>>26195128Call men to carry the cargo to the dock for deliveryAnd we of course will be taking account of our personal LOOT
>Call men to carry the cargo to the dock for delivery.lets play this honorably for now.
>>26195128Call men to carry the cargo to the dock for delivery>>26195162Might as well see what interesting items we have uncovered.
>>26195128[x] Kill magos take loot and flee
Rolled 4, 4 = 8>>26195162Roll Xd100, with X being the result of my roll in this post. [Only first rolls accepted. If you break up the rolls they'll be taken in order.]
Rolled 67, 32, 1, 52, 54, 66, 19, 19 = 310>>26195234
Rolled 51, 14, 76, 22, 89, 100, 16, 2 = 370>>26195261was low good for this one?
>>26195261>>26195282I think higher is better on loot table.
>>26195261>3d10 void-hardened cutting torches>2d5 small empty stasis crates>1d10 dozen bottles of Protheran Wine circa 300.M41>4d20 bars of silver>4d30 rockhound voidsuits"Captain Menexel seems to have had hobbies.">please roll only 1 result at a time
Rolled 1, 2, 10 = 13>>26195639void hardened cutting torches
Rolled 30, 29, 12, 16 = 87>>26195639rock hound void suits
Rolled 1, 2 = 3>>26195639stasis chambers
Rolled 14, 19, 4, 6 = 43>>26195639bars of silver
Rolled 27, 4, 22, 17 = 70>>26195639rockhound voidsuites
Rolled 3, 6, 9, 12 = 30>>26195656>>26195673>>26195696>>26195712>>26195736Not a bad haul of loot really
Added to inventory:>13 void-hardened cutting torches>3 small empty stasis crates>9 dozen (108) bottles of Protheran Wine circa 300.M41>43 bars of silver>87 rockhound voidsuits>Orders?>Assign rockhound suits to Armsmen or Hold as Reserve for void operations?>Timeskip to prisoner exchange and Leave?>Other?
>>26196012>Assign rockhound suits to Armsmen>Timeskip to prisoner exchange
>>26196012>Assign rockhound suits to Armsmen>Timeskip to prisoner exchangeonce exchanged we leg it away as fast as possible
>>26196012Investigate the other ships docked at the station
>Possible Destinations...>Caseblanco [Where your wolfpack is to assemble before departing the sector. 114 days until you're expected]>Vectes. There is still an asteroid base to explore in this forbidden system, but a ship responding to our original arrival there could be present...>Find a port of ill repute!>Find some other site?>Other
>>26196172>Vectes.no risk to reward
>>26196219unless you die.
>>26196172>OtherI think it's time we do some actual pirating. let's find a system without patrols where we could attack a cargo ship.Btw. what's our stance on slavery, could we take the crew of a ship we capture as slaves?
>>26196172Are we able to search the station in vectes and still reach the wolfpack before it leaves?
>>26196254I say slavery is a convenient way to get rid of prisoners but not a good thing, just one of the harsh realities of the empire that we are working to change (not at all)
>>26196230If we die, our problems are at an end. If we live without amassing a great fortune, our problems are continuous and awful.No risk is too great in the pursuit of swag!
>>26196254>piratingvery possible!>stance on slaveryUsual pirate stance is to offer captured crew a chance to join your crew/wolfpackAnyone that declines is subject to your whims. Sell them into slavery, kill them, employ them as slaves, make servitors, leave them ship-lorn somewhere in the void... all cool.
>>26196254I'm up for a little pirating, and anyone who wants to join our crew when we offer can while anyone else can be disposed of.
>>26196327That game me a brilliant idea! Anyone who refused to join our crew will be given to our techpriest to see if they have any "need" for them and if they don't need or want them for "anything" we just dispose of them.
>>26196267The wolf-pack's leader informed you that he expects stragglers, but you'd sure as hell better be on your -way- to Caseblanco by the deadline.Estimated return time to Caseblanco: ~28 days
>>26196404I'm down with that. Having a fuckload of cybernetic horrors under our control should make boarding operations easier.
>>26196404depends on how much they would be worth as slaves. We may want to keep those tat would be high quality slaves like people with important skills or pleasure slaves, but everyone else could become raw material for the tech priests
>current vote:2 for piratin and 2 for Vectes [these are, in practical terms, mutually exclusive, as Vectes is a forbidden system]>Slave questionsMost souls are fairly worthless as slaves in terms of people you'll find upon voidships. Specialists such as techpriests or other highly skilled individuals are the most valuable, and generally the only ones you'll see worth anything. The little guys add up, though.
>>26196612Piratin' sounds more interesting to me.Less chance of unspeakable horrors or Inquisitorial interference.
>>26196646There's nothing wrong with Inquisitorial interference, fellow Imperial citizen.
>>26196955There is if they catch you prowling around a forbidden planet.
>>26196968Well clearly you shouldn't be prowling around these forbidden planets.You seem far too questioning, fellow citizen, please follow me to the 're-education centre' round the corner.
>>26196955>>26197002It seems we found the first volunteer for our killer servitor program
>>26197020You've done it now, heretic.
>>26197053Oh, an Inquisitor.Dibs on his hat
>>26197087That's one count of conspiracy to commit hat-theft against an Inquisitor, you know the sentence.
>>26197130Is there any offense where the sentence *isn't* death?
>>26196612I'm afraid I'm having some issues with a headache that insists upon getting worse.>>26192378Wiki has link to survey due to 4chan not liking the link.Please vote on your choice of destination on that survey. I'll have to continue later tonight or tomorrow if the thread survives the night.please feel free to post any other questions you have in the thread or discuss options.
>>26197146You really have to ask me that?
>>26197146there are some where the sentence is double-death
>>26197232So they execute you, revive you, and then kill you again?Metal as fuck.
>>26197149Thrice curses! Get caught up having to do the long shift at work, then find out that Privateer Quest is over.... could be worse I suppose... Could have fallen off the board... as I was writing this...Also, Question for MS, do we know of a place liable to sell us Meltaguns?
>>26200645>find port of ill repute!could be that option?bump
>>26196435If we're making a crazy servitor army - we'll really have to ensure that we've set up a bunch of chapels in the ship and we should also encourage the Imperial Creed.
Voting for 'Victory of Faith'. It was mentioned in thread 6 as a battle site we can loot. Or at least investigate.
>>26205634Sounds good to me - second.
>>26205634Victory of Faith or Faith's Rock.Faith's Rock should have salvageable gear assuming Virus Bombs only destroy Organic matter... Otherwise, No point going there...
>Voting has endedSurvey shows that Pirating of Trade Vessels by lurking in an uninhabited system among the warp lanes wins.If someone would be so kind as to give a d100 roll for locating potential sites...
>>26209243A stream of men and small number of servitors begin carrying Kerr's cargo for delivery, Magos Oret carefully verifying that none of the seals upon the cargo have been broken. "Advinessa, if you'll ensure that Magos Oret has no trouble from the crew, Keller and I have matters to discuss.""Aye, Captain Aurex. Magos Oret shall experience no delays."Keller is hot on your heels as you head for the plotting room, finding Elise and Erin studying a multitude of various charts and data slates. "Ladies, I feel a distinct need to satisfy my predatory instincts. I believe it is time we pirate some trade vessels." Your officers share in the grin that spreads across your face, and you all dive into the tedious work as a team.>Site 1: DI-843. A small star with only a pair of gas giants in orbit, DI-843 is an important point for 4 warp lanes. Though it is uninhabited, this system should see fairly high traffic due to the Core-Dominus warp lane that uses it as a popular jump.>Site 2: DI-315: A young star at the outer edges of a shrinking nebula, DI-315 is part of a smuggler's run. With little beyond dust in the system itself, this system's traffic is estimated to be low, but it is only a short distance from 'Victory of Faith'...>Site 3: DI-103: Binary system at the edge of subsector Ionium. Part of a vast 'root' system of trade lanes that feed into the core world of Templos. Target saturation unknown, but Elise finds an interesting note concerning Templos. "if you can't find something to buy, then you should visit Templos">Site 4: Astrobel Secundus: Part of a warp lane leading to the Ecclesiarchal world of Astrobel and the moon 'Traitor's Grave'. Ships traveling to and from such a world could be filled with treasures of the Iron Monks or worthless pilgrims.>Site 5: DI-993: Located between Subsector Ionium and the Core Worlds of Sector Deus, DI-993 is part of a popular smuggler's run used by ships both legitimate and criminal.>ohgodDeushassofewtradeworlds
>>26209862>Site 1: DI-843Is there any kind of Imperial Navy presence here?
>>26209862>Site 1: DI-843
>>26209862>>Site 2: DI-315: A young star at the outer edges of a shrinking nebula, DI-315 is part of a smuggler's run. With little beyond dust in the system itself, this system's traffic is estimated to be low, but it is only a short distance from 'Victory of Faith'...This seems interesting. The dust should help us hide and execute an ambush, while smuggling vessels should be small enough for us to defeat.And we can move on to Victory of Faith if nobody shows up.
>>26209896The Imperial Navy has a chance to be at -any- of the listed sites as either patrols of defenders of a convoy.There could also be private warships or mercenary forces.You have no idea as to the chances.
>>26209862>Site 3: DI-103: Binary system at the edge of subsector Ionium. Part of a vast 'root' system of trade lanes that feed into the core world of Templos. Target saturation unknown, but Elise finds an interesting note concerning Templos. "if you can't find something to buy, then you should visit Templos"We should check for some rare stuff/spare parts incase of damage to our stuff
It is also possible to look into alternate sites at this time, if 2-3 votes call for a specific type
>>26210010That actually sounds like a good idea.
I'm seeing the following votes:Site 1: 2 votesSite 2: 1 voteSite 3: 3(4?) votesThere is probably about an hour left for impassioned pleas with your fellows to change their minds. Hopefully not longer than that.Remember: it is up to you folks to determine the reasonable expectations of danger as a character. NPCs may speak up if you suggest a suicide mission, but judging the danger of your actions based upon available intel is up to you.
>>26210020Head back to the wolf pack?If that's not possible then Site 3
>>26210887You're a bit late
"DI-103 looks interesting, and Templos seems interesting if the hunting is poor. We've got some goods to sell and some wealth to acquire goods. Worst case, we can hunt on our way out of the Core Worlds." Elise and Keller nod at your words, Navigator Erin pulling up a navigation map upon her data slate."Captain Aurex, we've two options when it comes to our journey. Folkvangr is seven jumps away from DI-103. The lanes are short, calm but serpentine in nature. We could forge our own path to DI-142, cutting six of the jumps from our journey and saving, conservatively, 19 days from our journey. The lanes should take 23 days to traverse on their own." Tapping the data slate several times, she offers it to you as her suggested paths are highlighted. "From D-103, I suggest we remain upon the warp lanes if we proceed to Templos, it should be 24 days between the two. Quite a short time for traversing a subsector itself, especially one that has reports of warp storms."As you consider the navigator's proposal, the vox beside you clicks to life. "Captain Aurex, the cargo has been delivered to the dock and verified. Payment for our guests is being weighed as we speak. We'll be ready to offload Sister Laurent and depart shortly.">Orders?>Take the warp lanes, we have time to spare.>Forge a path. Time is valuable, best not waste it.>Sorry for the delays, getting this done between tasks.
>>26211534>>Take the warp lanes, we have time to spare.I'll go with this.There is a lot of work to be done on the ship anyway.
>>26211534>Take the warp lanes, we have time to spare.
>>26211534>>Take the warp lanes, we have time to spare.we've like 100 days before we need to get back to the wolfpackalso, lets see the sister off
>>26211534shit, Captcha ate part of that Orders section.>Any final words to Sister Laurent?
>>26211713Goodbye, it was nice having you aboard?
>>26211713tell her to look after her sister and if we ever meet again, we hope it will be under better circumstances
>>26211713"The Emperor works in mysterious ways, doesn't he Sister..."
>>26211588>>26211651>>262116577d100 for Navigation [Effective skill of 50 for lanes]3d100 for Perils [Bonus of 25 for lanes]>>26211774you'll have to explain that one if you want anything other than 'Emperor, this bastard is batshit crazy, isn't he?'
Rolled 87, 23, 17 = 127>>26211886here is a few Navi rolls...
Rolled 1, 1, 5 = 7>>26211886Here's the perils roll
>>26211886Haha, I almost want that to be the response. Just add it onto the 'maybe we'll met under better circumstances line' it works well enough there. Maybe add in a roguish smile or wink...
>>26211886Rest of the navigation rolls
>>26212030wrong dice noko... is d100s not 6s...
Rolled 28, 71, 99, 22 = 220>>26212052Whoops, my bad.
>>26212030>mfw those rollsGood thing you rolled d6's and they don't count, eh?
Rolled 48, 71, 93 = 212>>26212054Well, now I feel retarded.
>>26212116low is good, anon
>>26212129not for perils.... a 1 nearly killed our Navigator last time... low for skills, high for everything else... Perils isn't a skill, it's sheer luck...
"We'll take the warp lanes. Better to lose time and travel through calm warp space. Elise, Erin, prepare the ship for departure and get us to our hunting grounds. I'll see off our guest." Your officers nod and depart the plotting room behind you, scattering to go about their business. Alarms sound as you travel to the gangway, finding Ana beside a calm Sister Laurent. "Captain Aurex." Tight-lipped as ever, this one."The Emperor works in mysterious ways, does he not, Sister? Do look after Sister Jessira, and may we meet again under better circumstances." With a flourish, you sweep your hat from your head and hold it over your heart while your left hand gently grasps hers and raises it. "Fare well, Miss Laurent. It was a pleasure to have you grace my ship and myself with your presence."She slaps you. "If we meet again, Captain Aurex, I intend to kill you for your crimes." As several of your armsmen walk past with the gold bars, you motion that the Sister may depart. Ana's smug grin and eyes fall upon you as the bulkhead begins to close. "Does that mean she likes you, Captain?""I am ze locksmith of love, no?"
>>26212755Your ship burns hard as it departs Folkvangr Station, the trio of escorts departing shortly behind you and following at a comfortable distance until your ship prepares for warp travel. Time seems to jump due to the short nature of your jumps, causing a minor bit of warp sickness among the crew, but nothing that is worth concern. The sixth jump sees your ship exit within the gravity well of the system, a thundering crash sounding throughout the vessel as gravity pulls at the forward portions of the vessel before the aft is clear of the warp. The damage is minimal, but the experience is one you'd prefer to never repeat again.Navigator Erin begs your forgiveness for her error, offering to halve her next share of loot as penitence. Concerned your officer is suffering from exhaustion, you order her to rest while Kihomi pilots the vessel from the system's gravity well. Once more your ship eventually tears back into reality at the edges of DI-103. A small convoy of several ships heads toward the opposite edge of the system, too numerous and distant for you to intercept before they jump out.Elise and Advinessa study the auger readings as they filter in, searching for features to use as part of the planned ambush.>System features>Outer Reaches: 2 asteroid clusters>Habitable Zone: 3 rocky planets, 1 asteroid cluster, 1 asteroid belt>Inner Cauldron: 4 rocky planets, Solar Flares
>>26212771"I doubt any ships will dive the Inner Cauldron to traverse the system, they would be adding too much time to their journey in most cases. The clusters in the Outer Reaches and the features of the Habitable Zone will likely be our best bets, and we can make a silent run from them to strike prey that passes too close. On the other hand, using them could mean that we're out of position to intercept the vessel we want." Elise sighs, her fingers playing with her earlobe nervously. "What do you think, Captain?">Orders?
Did we get anything done on the trip?I think we still aren't done exploring the ship, mapping everything out and and cataloging it.Anyway, the outer reaches are where ships come in and out of warp, right? That's when ships are at their most vulnerable, so I suggest we set up shop there.
>>26212822Hide in the Cluster in the Outer Reaches
>>26212755Ana was sarcastic and Sister Laurent hates us, right?Too bad, the captain of a void ship shouldn't sleep alone
>>26212838>exploring the ship, mapping everything and cataloging it.Your ship is 1.7 km and literally a maze of machinery and compartments. Some vessels are known to have literal ecosystems in the bilge areas or compartments long sealed from the rest of the ship by battle damage or repair teams.You'd have to put it into dry dock and literally strip it to the bare spine to fully explore it.As is, there is a small chance something from a pre-set list is found at random intervals. [Kerr's offer was a minor quest reward for following two hooks]Inner Cauldron: the subjective 'hot' zone of a star, usually too hot to support life.Habitable Zone: the 'sweet spot' where liquid water is likely to exist upon worlds orbiting the starOuter Reaches: often the largest zone, it is everything beyond the habitable zone within the star's gravity well.Ships generally exit the warp on the edges of the Outer Reaches. In this system, most ships will have to traverse the gravity well of the star in order to safely and easily jump the next leg. This also allows their warp drives and Gellar fields to be inspected between jumps, and for navigators to get some rest.Where exactly a ship exits the warp is effectively random except in the case of the most skilled of navigators.
>>26212878There are two clusters roughly opposite each other in orbit of the star.
>>26213001>You'd have to put it into dry dock and literally strip it to the bare spine to fully explore it.We'll get to that part eventually, but making sure that everything available to us is accounted for is a good start, right?If nothing else, we can have ship exploration as a task for whatever idle personnel we might have at the moment. Like the armsmen. When they aren't training, have them explore along with a techpriest or two.We also need to set up training programs and stuff. To train generic crewmen and slaves into armsmen, trained crewmen and stuff. And the techpriests are welcome to take servants for evaluation too. Hopefully, they will find some potential tech adepts that way.Stuff like that is what I mean when I say we should do things during warp travel.
>>26213031Any significant difference between them? If there isn't take the one on the left.
Rolled 2>>26213031>1 Take the one closer to us>2 Take the other one
>>26213079>ArmsmenGenerally, these souls are volunteers due to the high risk/reward lifestyle. True armsmen are separate from your crew, as they're constantly training across the ship instead of running it. You can create conscript armsmen, but expect problems.>techpriestsMost techpriests have a small party of adepts among your crew that assist them. Most adepts will never be skilled enough to be techpriests. Nor does the priesthood want just any monkey as a techpriest.Techpriest numbers are most often increased by recruiting, rescue, or conversion of prisoners.
>>26213085>>262131391 slightly favors intercepting ships going TO Templos.2 slightly favors intercepting ships coming FROM Templos.
>>26213208Go for 2, thenTemplos is known as a place where you can buy anything, so the chance of them having some rare or valuable cargo are higher, I think
>>26213208Head for 1.We want to attack ships that just came out of the warp and are still reeling from it, not the ones coming back from port.
>>26213273Attempting to strike ships during the roughly 5 hour span it takes for them to get full situational awareness after exiting warp is impractical under all but the most favorable conditions [such as a system being surrounded by warp storms except for a narrow corridor.
>>26213358But we would still get a few hours to get close to them, thus making it less likely that they will get away or get help, right?
>>26213208I'd say 1. The stuff for which one visits a port where one can buy anything will have impressive prices, and I think we are more interested in valuables than in some rare objects we may have no use for.
>>26213392Possibly, but be aware their sensors are generally at the height of their power as they scan the hell out of everything around them.anyway, waiting on tie-breaker.
>>26213446I'll switch my vote to 2 so we can get going.
Rolled 3, 2, 2, 1 = 8>>26213446first roll is tie-breaker. [odd/even]Remaining rolls are the number of D100 rolls needed for system traffic.
Rolled 13, 58, 71, 97, 68 = 307>>26213709rolling for system traffic
>>26213763Taking up position in the first cluster, your vessel's systems seem to settle into an alert rest while your crew prepares themselves for a long wait. The day after you set up shop, your augers light up with contacts as nearly a dozen vessels are flung back into reality at the edges of the system. Several contacts that seem to be forming into a convoy set course to plunge deep into the Habitable Zone, one of the four large enough to be cruiser sized. Two other contacts set course to follow, though the angles involved suggest they are keeping their distance from both the group and each other. They're believed to be smaller transports.The targets you're most interested in, however, are the ones on course for Templos itself. Three ships are on course for the trade world itself, one clearly an escort class vessel or sprint trader judging by speed. The other two take divergent courses, neither heading directly toward your hiding place. One is on course to brave the asteroid belt and cut several days off it's travel, while the other seems content to orbit widely around the Outer Reaches and take the long way. At these ranges, your augers can not give you any more detailed information.>Select Target!>Convoy ships>Convoy shadow A/B [lead/trailing]>Escort/Sprint Trader>Asteroid belt transport>Outer Reaches transport
>>26214078>Escort/Sprint Traderwe have a pretty mean alpha strike and if we get behind them . . .
>>26214078I don't think we should try attacking a convoy, and the Escort seems to risky. >Outer Reaches transportWe are in the outer reaches, so it's the easiest, i think
>>26214198>>26214256yet another tie.>easiestYou have a minor advantage when acting against any of the last 3 options due to positioning. You'll be able to dictate the terms of battle if you aren't detected on your initial attack run.
Common guys, vote. There have to be more than 2 people reading this
>>26214739Then I'll vote for >>26214198.
Rolled 95, 91 = 186>>26214198>>26214899Target locked.
>>26214078Asteroid Belt Transport.We might be able to put the disappearance of the ship down to bad luck in the belt...
>>26215011>Rolled 95, 91Let the hunt begin!
>>26215011Enemy ship has not detected your approach!Declare attack vector!>Head-on!>Hit them from the flank!>Burn retros at the last moment to swing in behind!
>>26215174I have no idea how WH40K spacebattles work, but I hope we have a broadside and can board them easier that way>Hit them from the flank!
>>26215174Attack from behind!Most ships I've seen in this quest weren't armed at the aft, making it the best position for shooting at them
>>26215174We should try to take the Escort out with one full salvo from behind and then fire the secondary weapons at the Trader's engines, if we are not much faster then them anyways.
>>26215397WH40K space battles are generally 'age of sail' style broadsides with larger ships, but the escorts lack those massive weapons.http://privateerquest.wikia.com/wiki/Partisan-class_Merchant_RaiderThat is your current vessel, and the weapon configuration is typical of raiders. Frigates often have both weapons dorsally mounted.
>>26215473Changing vote from >>26215397to>Attack from behind!
>>26215174Attack from behind!
>>26215397>>26215514"We'll go for the fast contact. Ships like that aren't going to be carrying bulk cheap goods."Your ship gladly maneuvers behind an asteroid to hide the burn that will carry you to your target, the systems functioning perfectly as your ship closes with it's prey. For hours your crew waits as the augers slowly build a better picture of your prey, hoping that the ship isn't detected despite the silent run procedures..."They don't seem to have detected us, but they will soon enough. All hands prepare for battle!" You grip the command throne with your golves, the bulky carapace of your voidsuit both comforting and instilling you with a sense of dread. This might be the time your luck runs out."Helm, burn retro thrusters and bring us in on their aft!"Your ship trembles as Kihomi activates the retro thrusters, burning hard for a moment as you near the extreme weapons range of your vessel.>You have the initiative! Enemy ship in Fore arc at 8 VU! Orders?>Fire! The more of them you kill now, the less alive to fight you! [2d100]>Hold fire! We don't want to risk damaging it!
Rolled 86, 78 = 164>>26215625>Fire! The more of them you kill now, the less alive to fight you! [2d100]Let's soften them up for boarding. Destroying loot is bad, but taking damage to your ship is worse
Rolled 40, 59 = 99>>26215625>Fire! The more of them you kill now, the less alive to fight you! [2d100]
Rolled 53>>26215657Your vessel quakes as the macrocannon launch a concentrated barrage of fire, but the gunnery crews have failed to compensate for the angles involved in the enemy's movement! All shots go wide! Kihomi maneuvers your vessel into the enemy's aft, the target but a speck upon the visual feeds of your augers.>Enemy Vessel's turn
>>26215174Probably too late but definitely get them from behind, I think only Eldar vessels have Keel weapons. Head On could work if they only have broadside weapons, but I'm guessing that they'll have at least a Dorsal or Prow weapon to hit from the front. Broadside rhymes with Suicide, which is basically what it is. Imperial ships are all about broadsides, their prow weapons nixed in favor of higher armor to see them get safely into broadside range.tl;dr- when you have the option to attack from behind, you best take it.
>>26215625What does VU stand for?
>>26215739Beams of light dance about your vessel, one of them striking a glancing blow against your vessel's prow."Shit! What the hell kind of vessel has aft weaponry?" yells Keller. Advinessa shakes her head, a pair of wires from her robe interfacing with the ship's augers. "Star clippers and other custom vessels. The target seems to have a battery spread about the keel section of it's fins, I believe them to be the Sunsear laser STC.""That isn't good! If they gain much more on us they'll be out of our range, and we can't close without abandoning our evasive maneuvers." Kihomi shakes her head at the helm. "Captain, this one might be too big for a single ship!">Enemy ship in Fore arc at 7 VU! Speeds are equal! Orders?>Fire! They're still in range and we have more guns for now!>Hold fire!>Abandon evasive maneuvers and close to short range! Fire!>Abandon evasive maneuvers and close to short range! Hold Fire!>Disengage! We might still be able to pick a more favorable fight!
>>26215947>>Fire! They're still in range and we have more guns for now!
>>26215947>Fire! They're still in range and we have more guns for now!
>>26215947Eh. We're still PROBABLY better off than if we'd attacked from front or side. I'd say keep firing. Also, wish that our ship had even a single Lance. That'd show these star clipper whippersnappers! Who do they think they are, Elfdar?! Having FINS on their ships? It makes me retch to think of humans fallen so low!>>Fire! They're still in range and we have more guns for now!Especially if we can take out their engines, they'll be mostly sitting ducks. And who knows, maybe if their ship is designed like Aldar, their armor will be made out of wet paper like Eldar too!
>>26215945VU stands for Void Unit. There is some roughly defined measurement for it in Rogue Trader, but for now it's just a rough measurement of space distances. For example, your ship moves 11 VU per turn during standard combat speeds [which includes evasive maneuvers] and your weapons have a maximum range of 12 with an 'ideal' range of 6
>>26216011>>26216040>>26216047roll 2d100 for shooting
Rolled 93, 23 = 116>>26216081You got it bossman.
Rolled 79, 60 = 139>>26216081
Rolled 27>>26216093Again your vessel trembles, the macrocannons reaching out once more to touch your foe. "Hit confirmed! Minimal debris, but we definately got past their void shield!">Enemy Turn
Rolled 24, 71 = 95I really should have read up on our ship before now. That No Broadcasting thing mighta been really useful, letting us try to scan the ship before going after it and committing to the attack. Might have found out what weapons it had, if they weren't concealed. And I mean they musta been powered on, making them easier to detect, cause they were able to fire right away instead of taking a turn to charge and turn on, if we're going by RT. Though I suppose MS has said this isn't going to be rule-for-rule RT cambat, so fair enough if that's not the case.
>>26216197"Increased engine activity from the enemy ship! They're making a run for it, Captain!">Enemy ship in Fore arc at 11 VU! Enemy ship is gaining distance! WARNING: Enemy is nearly out of weapons range! Orders?>Fire! They're still in range and we have more guns for now!>Hold fire!>Abandon evasive maneuvers and close to short range! Fire!>Abandon evasive maneuvers and close to short range! Hold Fire!>Disengage! We might still be able to pick a more favorable fight!
>>26216272>Abandon evasive maneuvers and close to short range! Fire!What's the benefit of evasive maneuvers? Do they have to roll better to hit us?
>>26216272If they're making a run for it then they're probably not able to evade as much, and their weapon accuracy should suffer. Fuckit>>Abandon evasive maneuvers and close to short range! Fire!
>>26216305evasive maneuvers are standard procedure.If you cease to do said maneuvers, you're generally moving in a perfectly straight line and a much easier target.
>>26216305>>262163172d100 for shooting
>>26216385If we're moving in a straight line anyway, any chance we could try Lock On orders, for future reference?
Rolled 2, 37 = 39>>26216446
>>26216446... right, and 1d100 for All Ahead Full
>>26216462I've had an officer doing it, but you may personally assign RT extended actions if you wish!
>>26216489I think it'd be worth doing, unless it's taking us away from something else?
Wowww.... Do you all want to get us killed?Stopping evasive manoevers is suicide!We should disengage and either wait for another prey or GTFO if we detected a distress call from our victim.
>>26216653Assign your officers to tasks, then!Current Assignments:Advinessa on Jamming CommunicationsKeller on Lock On TargetOrsola on Flank Speed/All Ahead FullElise on Put Your Backs Into It!Kihomi on ManeuversPercius on Nothing
>>26216702We got hit twice even with evasive maneuvers, I don't see how it could get worse
>>26216710Any chance we can Aid Another Keller with his Lock on Target check? Aside from that everyone seems to be doing a good job/>>26216702The enemy's stopped evasive maneuvers and is putting all available power into getting away. If their targeting gets worse, then our stopping evasive maneuvers should balance out and end us up at the same chances we were before. Plus the Sunsears have better range than our stuff, we really want to close to 6 VUs to allow our cannons to fire at full effectiveness. Lastly, the fact that they're running speaks for itself. You typically don't run from a fight you think you can win.
>>26216831Negative.Typing turn, then.
>>26216854It's because we're not a Real Rogue Trader (tm) that we can't give him +10, isn't it? ISN'T IT?! Clearly we need a much better hat to allow us to confer a bonus like a real RT!
Rolled 30I like rolling dice.
Rolled 4>>26216879This was supposed to be a d10.
>>26216465>>26216479The ship lurches as Orsola nurses additional power into the engines, your target's speed advantage soon gone and your own increasing. "Keller, prepare to fi-" Alarms sound across the bridge, drowning out your words as Advinessa abandons her post and rushes to Orsola. You feel the ship's momentum shift slightly and you shout at the top of your lungs. "Fire! Keller! Fire!"Your macrobatteries scream into the void at your target, and Elise is the first to call out the results over the blaring alarms. "Hit! A very palpable hit! Looks like we tore her flank open!" A massive cloud of atmosphere, debris and likely corpses trails your prey, but you notice the more important information. She's pulling away at nearly twice your speed."Report!""Engines at half power, Captain! They couldn't take the extra power!" Advinessa's voice barely audible over the alarms, and she soon has them silent. "We'll need to enact repairs. By your leave, Captain." As your Chief Enginseer rushes from the bridge, you slam your fist upon your throne. If those engines aren't repaired immediately you'll have no chance of catching the wounded vessel.>Orders?>Follow the Target, they're wounded and you'll have your engines back soon...>Disengage, you can set course for another, slower target and still catch something...>Other?
>>26217130>>Follow the Target, they're wounded and you'll have your engines back soon...
>>26217130Before we decide, can we get a scan off on the enemy to determine the damage to her engines, if any?
>>26217130Continue the chase and wait for the techpriest's report.Do we have any reports of other danage we might have gotten from the 2 hits?How far away are the nearest ships?It might be a viable option to threaten them via vox if there are no other ships to close
>>26217307If her engines were damaged, you'd notice immediately.
>>26217334Damn. Well then I can only say to press our already strained luck and>Follow the Target, they're wounded and you'll have your engines back soon...
>>26217130Follow them.If we let them get away, they'll warn the other ships in the sector and we'll be forced to withdraw empty-handed.
>>26217322>>26217377>Enemy Vessel is clear of Vox Jamming range"The Merchant Lords shall hear of this, you fools! But more importantly..." The vox is silent for a moment. "Farewell, and may you always remember the day you almost, caught, Captain Jack Bolton!">Roll 1d100 for repairs
Rolled 46>>26217497I loled!>>26217629Let me guess? We will have to cut into our rainy day savings to repair them?
>>26217629>>26217640Despite Advinessa's best efforts, it takes nearly an hour to repair the engines. "One of the plasma manifolds was nearly melted through, Captain. It is patched for now, but additional attempts at increasing output are ill advised."Elise sighs as she hands you a report. "We lost some crew in that hit that struck the bow, but we're still in combat condition for the right target.">Hull: 31/35>Crew: 99%The sprint trader has taken advantage of your engine damage and escaped combat range.>Orders?>We might still catch it in a pursuit! [Begin Stern Pursuit]>There are still slower targets around...
>>26217897Perhaps it would be best to catch some easier prey.
Rolled 91>>26217897No! We can't let him go! He sounds as if he has some sweet, sweet hats!
>>26218009Didn't want to roll...
>>26217897I -really- don't think we want these Merchant Lords to hear of this. What, if anything, do we know about them? They as dangerous as the Iron Monks?
>>26217897Keep up the spirit!
>>26217897Chase this motherfucker to the ends of the galaxy. We will have his hat and the phat lewt he's protecting!
>>26218184You know only that they have a very expensive ship working for them. And it is likely beyond your reach.
>>26218303Damnation. All these years playing BFG have led me to ruin, have failed me. I mean I can console myself with the thought that the sides or front would have had even more weapons but.... Damn keel weapons. Would we have been able to scan them earlier, to try and detect weapons, by the way?Also >Stern Chase
>>26218363Considering how small our current ship is, it probably falls below anything that would appear in BFG.The stern guns that were firing on us might not even have stats aside from the turret rating in BFG.
>>26218009>>26218236>>26218265>>262183637d100s for Stern Chase
>>26218471Eh, it would work as an Escort. And the stern guns were probably like, Weapon Battery 1-2 rating. Still stings to be so wrong. Also someone else please roll since apparently dice hate me.
Rolled 38, 75, 85, 11, 72, 66, 34 = 381>>26218492
>>26218363>>26218471you're in a raider/destroyer sized ship, slightly larger than a cobra class destroyer.You encountered a sprint trader, which is far too valuable for the Imperial Navy to have as a transport.
>>26218544What IS a sprint trader?
Rolled 60>>26218576Rolling for cargo full of bowler hats!
>>26218576I'm guessing something akin to a schooner during the age of sail. Fast, badass courier ship.
A star clipper is a fast lightly armored transport ship, they are an oddity in the imperium and more often than not carry high value cargo.
>>26218533You give chase to Captain Bolton's vessel, swearing to yourself that you'll have his hat!After nearly a day, you've gained little upon his vessel and your augers detect his ship's warp drives activate as he makes his escape."Emperor damn it!" Your fist pounds into the command throne.>Out of position to intercept other ships.>Orders?
>>26218724hide in the other asteroid cluster and start repairs, I guessWe still have a lot of time until we're expected back
>>26218724I'd suggest returning to Vectes to search the station ruins
>>26218724We will find him again someday!Meanwhile, are there any slow, shitty merchant ships around to cap? I'd be willing to take a meager payday just to have something to show for our efforts.
>>26218576'Sprint Trader' covers everything from specialty-built fast, lightly armored transports with raider speed to escort class vessels modified with copious cargo holds. Most mount more powerful drives than standard [like your own ship's drives]
>>26218724I like this >>26218778
>>26218724I also like this >>26218778
I'm going to have to call it here for the week, early start and I'll be running around like crazy.Next time on Privateer Quest: Return to Vectes!Privateer Quest will resume on Tuesday, July 29th @ 2-4 PM ESTUsual Q&A for a bit.
>>26219075Kaybai, have a good week!
>>26219075Thanks for yet another amazing pirate adventure!