Status report+Chapter strength: 685 brothersCurrent location: Alpha Primaris underground complex, Farness Beta, Cadian SectorChapter wealth: 1188 WealthDate: late 343.M41+++It was late in 343.M41 before we reached Farness Beta. By then, war was bifurcating the Cadia subsector, and armies of sheer horror were spewing out of the Eye of Terror. Like a whirlpool of fire, the Eye dominated the skies of most gate-worlds, distended and angry, flaring more savagely than at any time in living memory. Every flash and pulse of its maelstrom was another warp hole opening, another flotilla of death unleashed. That spring was known as the Staunch Holding of the Cadian Gate, and entered the history books, as every scholar knows. During the first months of 343, the Cadians saw off the greatest incursion of Chaos suffered in three hundred years. It was almost as if the Archenemy knew something. This isn't going to be easy. My new allies, Ghosts of Retribution, proved to be both resourceful and reliable. I hope that elite Astartes attachment they agreed to send with me will be enough to deal with whatever horrors Quixos holds up his sleeve. I am especially glad that their Chapter Master decided to come with us. He is a very peculiar, completely not like the others of his kind that I have dealt with. He seems to be quite sentimental and thoughtful, but nonetheless he appears to be extremely capable and thinks on a larger scale than just killing his target. This could prove to be a double edged sword, he will not be easy asset to handle. Note to self: check his origins, if we survive. - Gregor Eisenhorn's personal notes, 301.343.M41 (c) Dan Abnett+++Thought for the day: Sometimes you need to lose your real hand so that you could receive a metal fist.
>>33170051THINGS ARE HAPPENING
+Our chat: http://client01.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Our wiki(biggest quest wiki in the world): http://client01.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Last session: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33130478/+Music(listening is mandatory, failure is punishable by 50 push-ups): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M40qazPniKU===+Battlefield data+===Controlled area: 28% (almost all outer levels)Alpha Primaris defenders: 3000 (50%)Thracian 51st infantry: 10 040Storm troopers: 304Distaff Pariahs: 21Artegan the Sharpshooter = alive, location unknownQuixos = alive, location unknown+++If you wish to push deeper into the enemy base, please roll 3d100(no more than 1d100 per individual player) and specify which troops do you use to attack, just like in the last thread.1st roll - losses2nd roll - inflicted losses3rd roll - progress
Rolled 82>>33170212Onwards, for the Emperor!
Rolled 29>>33170212Lets keep on moving.
+1d1002nd roll - inflicted lossesthird times the charm
Rolled 99>>33170350The field below your namefield, m8
>>33170358That was no roll btw, just had it still in the post
Rolled 752nd roll - inflicted losses
>>3317029382: bad losses>>3317031529: serious damage>>3317032841: faster progress+++Commander Thorn has decided to risk more in return for quicker progress, together with Chapter Master he organises a united assault through all positions using mixture of guardsmen and storm troopers, just like before!Your losses are serious - 500+1d10x100 guardsmen will perish, however enemy loses same amount of minions! In addition to this, d10x10 storm troopers perished. You gain a total of 4d10% ground.+++As your men go deeper into the Alpha Primaris complex, Omniscio approaches you and whispers:>Do you feel that, milord? Warp is almost humming here... I think there is an Alpha+ level psyker very close to us...What shall you do?
Rolled 10, 1, 8, 1 = 20>>33170423Progress
Rolled 9 + 500>>33170423
Rolled 9>>33170423Storm troopers.
>>33170454900+500 = 1400 losses on both sides.>>3317045890 Storm troopers are dead.
>>33170423>Do you feel that, milord? Warp is almost humming here... I think there is an Alpha+ level psyker very close to us...Form a defensive perimeter, wait a moment and see if the presence gets stronger or weaker.
>>33170432You control 48% of the whole Alpha Primaris base! >>3317045890 Storm troopers perished in the fighting, leaving 214.>>33170454You lost 1400 men, leaving you with 8640.Please roll once more for the enemy, same dice.
Rolled 3 + 500>>33170502>Please roll once more for the enemy, same dice.Oh, thought you were mirroring them exactly.>however enemy loses same amount of minionsKind of implied it.
>>33170524Only 800 losses.Making....2200 left.
Rolled 9>>33170524I think that's what the 500 might be for
Rolled 49From last the thread, we discovered a number of cooling towers.Rolling INT to discover their purpose.I would also like to ask Eisenhorn for their opinion on it.
>>33170498>It seems it is approaching... Where shall we face it?In the surrounding area you can confront Alpha+ psyker in one of these locations:a) narrow corridorb) underground railway station (lots of places to hide)c) open underground cavern (enough space to deploy Horim the Heartless to his full capacity)+extra location(available because you control over 40% of the base)+d) underground ammunition factory (lots of explosive materials)>>33170524Sorry, wrong wording. Enemy loses 800, leaving around 2200 heretics defending the base. As you now outnumber them 4:1, your fast moving units grab extra d10% of the base.>>33170607>(47 vs 49 = 2 points of failure)You are pretty sure that these cooling towers are used to power various factories and workshops. You sent a few servoskulls down the pipes, they found a narrow passage behind the enemy lines, very close to the core of the whole base. However only a very small group could get through - if you will start pouring soldiers into it en masse, enemy will soon notice it and slaughter all of you. +++Where shall you meet the psyker? How shall you prepare for him? Please bear in mind, that you suspect that psyker will be coming to Chapter Master's psychic signature...
Rolled 4>>33170726grabbin dat baeeeees
>>33170726Go to the ammunition factory, set up an ambush and have chapter master located in a clearing as 'bait of sorts, when the psyker approaches, shoot it up and detonate nearby explosives, if he's still alive after that CM charges forwards and stabs his shit.Y/N?
Ybring the whole thing on their headsand have some blanks as backup
>>33170810Can we have a psyker or two trail our CM so he won't be alone against an alpha+ psyker when things go wrong?
>>33170726Contact Eisenhorn and Commander Thorn"There are a number of cooling pipes which go down past the enemy lines, near to the core of the base.""Would we have enough promethium to flood those pipes? And if not, are there any bombs small enough to do a large amount of damage to them, but not to us down there?">a) narrow corridorFilled with Distaff Paraiahs, but this should be deep in our territory, letting it into our territory before we encircle it.>>33170834>>33170810The only thing we can use against an Alpha+ psyker are those of equal strength, or Blanks.This way we cut off any martial support it has, leaving it vulnerable to the paraiahs.
>>33170810>>33170834Move in a few distaff members to assist.
>>33170757You control 52% of the base. Now you control all known exits out of the base and it's essential supply systems(air, water, non-industrial electricity). You can turn it off for the lower sectors, if you wish, however this will make it harder for you to penetrate deeper into he complex. On the other hand if you plan to starve them out, it's a perfect option. >>33170810>>33170833>>33170834I'll need clear instructions from one player once you decide on the course of action.
>>33170884Alright so lure him deep into our territory into a narrow corridor then block him off with blanks before subduing him.mkay?
>>33171020We also need to encircle him beforehand, so he isn't backed up by anyone else, or that sniper.>>33170884Can we INCREASE the oxygen down there, while removing other elements in the air Skargan?And, if you're going to ask us for a tech test, I'd rather ask one of Eisenhorn's followers for it.
>>33171020+Please roll d100 for your Tactics(to encircle)+Roll d100 for Distaff to negate the psyker(if you are using all 21 of them, target number is 105(21x5), for each 10 points of success you will decrease enemy PR by 1). +If you deploy Elisabeth Bequin, Eisenhorn's lover and leader of Distaff, she alone can decrease psyker level by up to 2 PR(depends on her roll, please roll this only if you deploy her).+Please clarify number of Distaff, whom do you use to subdue the psyker(guardsmen; special troops or shadowguard)+Then please roll d100 for combat for whoever(including CM, I assume) you will use to fight the psyker+++Please roll d100 to determine the strength of the approaching psyker... Maybe he's not Alpha+ after all? Let's hope he isn't...1-30 = PR 731-45 = PR 846-60 = PR 961-75 = PR 1076-94 = PR 1195 = PR 1296 = PR 1397 = PR 1498 = PR 1599 = PR 16Also please then roll d100 for his favour with the Dark Gods:1-80 = Nothing81 - 95 = 1 Fate Point96+ = 2 Fate Points
>>33171214Rolling for strength of psyker.
Rolled 36>>33171214>Also please then roll d100 for his favour with the Dark Gods:
Rolled 65>>33171214Psyker Strength
Rolled 20>>33171214Welp here goes his psyker strength
Rolled 63>>33171214>+Please roll d100 for your Tactics(to encircle)
Rolled 52>>33171214All the number of distaff, Elizabeth included.>whom do you use to subdue the psykerI would've thought the blanks would be enough, but Eisenhorn, ourselves and a few special troops.
>>33171124Uber Aemos agrees to attempt regulate the oxygen levels, however he doesn't think he will be able to override safety protocols from where you are at the moment, however he will try:1-70 = Nothing happens71-85 = Minor modifications to air composition possible, will affect enemy performance86-98 = Will poison non-protected enemies in the levels below99 = Will poison everyone in the base
Rolled 41>>33171299>however he will try:
Rolled 73>>33171299>Nothing happens
Rolled 4>>33171214Rolling for attacking the psyker, storm troopers fire on him whilst we move to engage, shadow guard and us stab his shit.
>>33171338Fuckan Luigi man
>>33171338>Luigi confirmed for not completely useless human being;_;7
Luigi i have never been more proud of you than now
>>33171299Flood enemy controlled regions with as much oxygen as possible, if we can reach 80-90% enrichment they wouldn't even notice until they start getting dizzy after a couple of hours. Eventually one of them will light an iho or something, at which point all the oxygen ignites causing nasty burns.Then all outside pressure disappears and their lungs collapse.
>>33171604Oh I just remembered we need SOME fuel to actually use the oxygen, so mix in a fine spray of promethium into the air supply.
>>33171232Your maneouvre is a success! You have managed to make sure that psyker follows you into a narrow passage, before you shut the trap and Distaff unveil their power...>>33171254Distaff presence will decrease psyker's potential by 8 levels, while Bequin decreases it by another 1 level ... Please bear in mind that she will have to approach the psyker and risk injury or death to use her powers.>>33171248Psyker is a very powerful Alpha level psyker, almost bordering on Alpha+, his psychic rating is 10, however after he is surrounded by Distaff, his psychic powers are reduced almost to zero - he is now level 1.>>33171338+++Lodiar the Screamer was one of the three unholy mystics, who have appeared in the Inquisitorial records around year 310.M41 in the Gothic Sector. He wasn't old, but he already had blood of countless thousands on his hands. He specialized in screaming so loud, that his enemies simply burst into bloody chunks of meat, hence the name. While he wasn't greatest of the psykers gathered on Farness Beta, he clearly was above others on the sanity scale. This and his loyalty to the cause, urged Quixos to send him to delay the Ghosts of Retribution in order to buy time. Lodiar accepted with pleasure, it wasn't often that Master Quixos allowed him to roam freely. It was supposed to be easy. Find the mortal hero, then sing him a song. After that, clean out the corridors of the wretched Imperial Guard. Simple and easy. But the trap was perfect. Lodiar didn't sense, nor hear how the Distaff surrounded him from all sides and unleashed their negative psi fields. This was something absolutely new and shocking to him. For the first time since he discovered his powers back when he was a teenager, Lodiar felt helpless. His voice no longer carried power, his mind no longer wandered the warp. Only a mere whisper of former power was left in presence of these... These abominations! Lodiar screamed, but he screamed in human voice, out of disgust and horror.
>>33171676>Why am I farting sparks?>I don't know man, hold the light a bit closer
>>33171714Heh. Well with that much oxygen pretty much everything even remotely flammable may as well be firelighters. Clothing, ammunition, explosives, farts, it'll all go up at the drop of a match.
>>33171707He lashed out with the last of his remaining strength, crushing ribs for one of the women of Distaff, however as they close it, his spell turned to soft breeze instead of a furious tornado. Then, a mortal hero, a real giant, appeared from behind the rows of Distaff. With a glowing sword in his hand and a faceless helmet on his head, he studied the psyker for a moment, before charging forward, deflecting Lodiar's psychic attack and penetrating his weakened shield of power. Lodiar fell down to his knees, powerless, bleeding, helpless... Was it the end?+++What do you do with Lodiar? He is an Alpha level psyker, partially insane and most likely corrupted by Chaos(no visible chaos taint).a) execute him on the spotb) hand him over to Eisenhornc) hand him over to Draigod) imprison him, you never know when he could prove usefule) ???Also, you get +1 Fate Point for managing to take down and Alpha level psyker without a single death. (1 Distaff member will be sent to medbay, so you have 20 available, but she isn't dead). Also, can you please create wiki page for Lodiar?
>>33171799>E. Talk.(Eisenhorn should also be present.)"What is your name, psyker?"
>>33171799http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lodiar_the_ScreamerWe still need a name for this operation.
>>33171928suggestions?>>33171825>NOOOO! Nooo! Take them away! It hurts! It hurts! It's Lodiar! They call me Lodiar the Screamer!!!
>>33172019"Lodiar, that pain is the pain you have wrought upon yourself.""Think about those you have sung to, this is how they have felt in the last moments of their life.""This is retribution. If you would like me to ease your passing, please answer my questions.""Who are your brethren here, Psyker?" (As in, who are the other Alpha+)"And, tell me of Quixos."
>>33172067He is clearly struggling, pain is both making him talk and stopping him from forming coherent thoughts. Please roll d100 to Interrogate him.
Rolled 53>>33172099>Please roll d100 to Interrogate him.
>>33172112Willpower 60(forceful interrogation) vs. roll of 53 = success+++Lodiar is writhing in pain, but he speaks...>There were... dozens! Gholiar, Nidrak of Ophellia, Saragizmos, Silent One... But they HAD TO GO!He screams again, losing all concentration. Then, as pain wakes him up again, you force him to speak more:>Only three... Left... Asperon, me and... The Truthsayer! Oh, the PAIN! No, please, make it stop!!! NOOO! Yes, yes... The project, they are down below, by the pillar... Quixos is in control, he orchestra... AAAGGHHH! It HURTS! Argh...He collapses on the ground, catatonic. You carefully approach to check him, ordering Distaff to keep their focus on him, afraid of a trick. It appears, that Lodiar is still alive, but his brain is in some sort of blackout, maybe even coma, because of the terrible anti-psi backlash. You sense that he has zero psychic potential in his current state. What do you do next? Also, please roll 2d100 - Willpower and Endurance.
Rolled 21, 4 = 25>>33172270"Eisenhorn, he is yours."
>>33172288Willpower = strong success>>33172303Endurance = average failure+++You feel that being so close to blanks, even if they are not concentrating on you, for extended time has affected you. Your nose starts bleeding, it's the first time in your life that something like that happens to you... You lose 1 point of Strength, Endurance and Agility each. You decide to move away from them.+++Eisenhorn orders his henchmen to put Lodiar in shackles and pump him full of anti-psychic drugs.>This one will go for the Black Ships. One Alpha level psyker is worth 100 normal ones for them. Let him be of use at least in his death.+++You have managed to release some poisonous chemicals into the air of the lower levels, both enemy and your troops(if they attack there) will be affected by this. What shall you do next?
Rolled 6>>33172438>You have managed to release some poisonous chemicals into the air of the lower levels, both enemy and your troops(if they attack there) will be affected by this.See: >>33171604 >>33171676We'll wait until they explode themselves, then we'll cut off oxygen completely.
>A list of totally Stupid Great ideas I've had :>Start War Training Gnars and unnamed Flying beast on Mormark>Attach Storm Bolters, Heavy Bolters, and Multi-Lasers on Gnars and unknown Flying Creatures resident on Mormark>Genetically Modify CM to have wings like Sanguinus but Raven black>Start Grooming an heir either as a scout marine or Space Marine>Psyber Raven when?>New teeth when?>Cloning the CM when?>Go on the Ice Wraith expedition>Train PDF as personal troopers Meatbags[/spoilers]>Hire our old spymaster if we can find him>Begin spy training >Have a son>Have a half-Eldar son
>>33172479That 6 is for waiting to see what happens with the promethium/high oxygen air.Effects are detailed >>33171604
>>33172509>>Genetically Modify CM to have wings like Sanguinus but Raven blackScience says that we are way too heavy to ever use them for anything>Have a half-Eldar sonI am okay with this
>>33172479I am afraid you do not have such control over the system of air supply to perform your plan, but because of critical success your attempt will kill an increased number of enemy troops as you poison the lower levels with CO2. You will kill 20%+d50% of the remaining enemies before they figure out what's happening. Apply that number to 2200.>>33172509None of the suggestions are impossible, only some might be harder than others.
>>33172557>ScienceYou sound like a heretic.Also space science magic plus a healthy dose of Warp
>>33172619I forgot to mention that it's also very stupid
>>3317260129% of the 2200 is 638. It means that 1562 enemies are still alive.
Rolled 37>>33172579>>33172706We should restore oxygen as we go further down, if that is possible.
>>33172781If you want to wait 4+d4 hours, then yes. Do you? Either you do or not, roll 3d100, preferably by 3 different players.
Rolled 2 + 4>>33172811We'll do it as we're invading.
Rolled 87>>33172811Do we gain any bonuses for severely outnumbering the enemy?
Rolled 86>>33172811Got this ez.
>>33172579>>33172509>None of the suggestions are impossible, only some might be harder than others.Welp>>33172557Sanguinbro couldn't fly?
>>33173140>Sanguinbro couldn't fly?Can't remember it ever being mentioned in any book
>>33172840Please roll d100. Above 20 is bad for you, above 80 is very bad for you.
Rolled 9>>33173229>>33173204Any casualties gained are to be attributed to the chaos forces using the main controls to poison us in an attempt to raise moral.
Rolled 71>>33173204I got dis.
>>33173204>>33173229Time for gorilla warfare and Psyker dickery
>>33173229About 2 hours later, with CO2 not yet filtered out properly, Eisenhorn comes to you.>Something is wrong! Cherubael, our Daemonhost, has woken up from his slumber. He is speaking nonsense mostly, but from what I could make out is that a great tide is coming...Suddenly, you realise, that the reality around you is weakening.=Session over=(sorry for the sloppy end, I am falling asleep. we will continue in a couple of days!)
>>33173166>The feathers were as white and pure as a swan's, but as strong as those of the Imperial Aquila itself. His wings ultimately became mighty pinions that could bear him aloft through the scorching desert air, inspiring awe and devotion from the lesser beings beneath. From the wiki although I don't know how credible it is I assume a combination of genetic altering and Passive Psyker talents/abilities