>Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Novice%20Heretek%20Quest>General information:Characters: http://pastebin.com/9UcEJyzDPlanets: http://pastebin.com/PncEDGjgBionics: http://pastebin.com/9sKPkCNFInventory: http://pastebin.com/fkHHeSjY>Thread Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2mZVOd0jWY>Quest Twitter:https://twitter.com/HeracorNahive>Summary: You are Heracor Nahive, techpriest working as an escort for the mighty Commissar Oihan Alzador and currently in the Death World of Plinia Vesus to mitigate the riots and disturbs that the thousands of prisoners destined there are creating and secretly to avoid the uprising of an ancient and incredibly powerful Khorne Bloodthirster.
Fire in the Skin grabbed the scared child from his dead father’s grasp and then comforted her signing a soft song.“Father in the sky,With his angels of Night,Eternally observing from behind,Like the Sun is his might…”Before you could hear more of that song Oihan grabbed you towards the Purgatory Astartes cell while mumbling something under her breath.“Mind to explain what is happening in there?” She asked roughly.“Apparently there is an Astartes prison on the planet, something that only the high ranked members could know.”“Somebody like ME.” She remarked, undoubtedly, she was informed about it and you didn't told her anything new.“Y-yes. Well the drop pod that carried this particular Astartes fell on the lava sea instead of the island, he with his inhuman strength and endurance was somehow able to reach the coast. If I recall correctly the only way of making it back to his special prison was by air transport. A Valkyrie while able to make it would be surely destroyed on its way and a Thunderhawk transporter would have gathered way too much attention and raised lots of questions…without a better solution they decided to cage him down there, and twenty years have passed since then.”“I didn't know about this…” Answered Oihan with honesty on her words.“I think that nobody did.” Intervened the marine. “Who would want to know about an Astartes that has spent two decades doing nothing. Even the lowliest peasant has been more useful than I was. All the Imperium and specially our Primarch Guilliam would be ashamed of me.”His rage seemed to disappear, being turned into an impotent despair.“I am sorry, angel of death. But the battle dragged me away from this point. I swear by the Deus Mechanicus that I couldn't come sooner.”He didn't answer. Oihan raised her last remaining weapon and with an accurate bolt shoot broke the hinges of the thick door that enclosed him.
>>38721160For the first time in twenty years the marine was able to see another living being. His armour was dusty, coating its original red colors with an ashen crust, it still seemed to be completely functional thought.Two more shoots broke the chains and let him free, his stiffen arms receiving sensory stimulation after such a long time and making him feel pain once more. Even undertrained he was able to remove the other chains by himself, especially after I returned him his weapons, a powersword and a plasma pistol.The giant placed them into their respective scabbard and holster and slowly walked out, towering over us and imposing both fear and respect as he got closer and closer.His armor was red and adorned with yellow highlighting. His white helmet and the contrast of its green lenses were noteworthy on them. Yet what got your attention wasn’t his aesthetic, but the sacred mechanisms that he wore as armor. If I returned to my homeworld and told the other techpriest about me being so close to such a sacred relic they wouldn’t believe you.“What’s the actual objective?” Asked the demigod marine, referring to Oihan, as she was the most high ranked member despise being a regular human.“We came here searching for this man, the planet is doomed and there is no way of saving it now. The navy in orbit was doubtful of declaring an Exterminatus due to the presence of the Inquisitor. Our next current objective is carry him and his daughter up to orbit, his death will be warrant enough to unleash the holy cleansing fire that this world needs.”“NO!” Said the daughter. “Mommy is coming! We have to wait for her!”
>>38721171The marine completely ignored her. “There are surely many loyal marines still incarcerated, they need to be informed and taken out.”Oihan doubted, she wanted to deny him but doing so terrified her.“We are now having a small pocket of peace as the enemy has already devastated most of this area and is now attacking other places of the HQ. If we wait too long the spaceport might become way too damaged for taking off or all the available ships become destroyed.”>Intervene and ask the kid for her mother.>Get on Oihan’s side and try to escape the planet ASAP.>Try to calm the might of the marine and help him.>Free action.
>>38721177We should at least held to the space/aeroport. It will likely have more survivors and possibly a comm system. If the marines have not already left, fallen or been evacuated we may be able to vox them from there. As it is we need to secure transport quickly. If the flying heretek gunship at the train is any indication, skies are in contention as much as the ground. If the mother shows, so much the better.While we look for aerospace asset/transport we should ask the kid about her mother.
>>38721245Seems like there isn't any other player yet. Mind to choose from the possible options?
>>38721177>Intervene and ask the kid for her mother.>Free action.Marines should take priority
>>38721177>>38721245>Intervene and ask the kid for her mother.>Try to calm the might of the marine and help him.Also agree with what he said, we should head for the spaceport even if we don't want to get off planet, may also snag a valkyrie. Or something rated for vacuum so we can get around or GTFO
>>38721303Head to space port, see if we can pick up a vox caster so we can know what is happening, Calm kid down and ask her about mom while we walk. We need more info before we commit to anything. Hell for all we know spaceport is overrun or hereteks have air superiority.
>Intervene and ask the kid for her mother.>Try to calm the might of the marine and help him.>Head to the spaceport after that.With a sign you ordered Fire to carry the small girl towards your group. Apparently she was totally ignoring the tribal and listening to us via the use of her powers anyway."Tell me, small one, why is your mother coming?" She seemed scared of you but since you were the only one interested in her she ended answering."Mom is an inqwesitor like Daddy. She's really strong and can special like me..."A psyker inquissitress was coming, maybe with her help the fight against the enemy could be turned in your favor."A battleground is no place for a small spirit, besides her mother is coming there. Why don't some of us stay while the others try to contact the Angel warriors and help defending the spaceport?"You looked at the rest, they all agreed but nobody except maybe the own Fire wanted to stay and take care of her. Everybody was kinda creeped by her powers and didn't wanted to do that kind of task after all."Do not even think about it feralist. I am not trained in the care of infants. This is not the destiny that the Emperor and my Primarch forged for me for." Said the Marine with its deep vox caster."Even if I am the only woman in there I also doubt that I could protect her, I am a warrior not a nurse." Said Oihan, agreeing with the Astartes."All I could do would be maintaining the machine spirits of her bionics happy and functional, I do not have any pediatric knowledge." You added.
>>38721689"Still... Who knows, the enemy might try to attack this place at any moment. And even if Fire is the only one who would agree to do it he cannot perform that task alone. He's a medic not a fighter, with only his help the survival of her is not guaranteed.""And what do you suggest then, Hooded Machine?" Said a somewhat relieved Fire for having some support at least.>Make two teams of two, one goes to the comm machines and spaceport and the other stays there defending the place and the girl. ( Choose the persons )>Make a team of one person and send some guardsmen for support. ( Choose the person who stays )>Change of opinion and decide to take the girl with you. >Free action.
>>38721704>Change of opinion and decide to take the girl with you. If mommy's a super psyker I doubt she'll have trouble finding her daughter, and the other options strike me as inherently more dangerous (I realize the irony of saying that while dragging a kid into a warzone). Also we should check the inquisitor for anything critical, like a special voxcaster, tech, or a least grab his rosette (give it to the kid). And if we do end up leaving her with fire at least let them hold up in the astartes super cell, I'm sure there's some quick modification we could make to have it lock and unlock from the inside..
>>38721704>Make two teams of two, one goes to the comm machines and spaceport and the other stays there defending the place and the girl. ( Choose the persons )Us and fire in skin stay with the crazy psy childOihan and SPESS MAHREEN go to the comm machine and space port
>>38721848>>38721704 This seems good.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>387218421>>387218482
>>38721704>Make two teams of two, one goes to the comm machines and spaceport and the other stays there defending the place and the girl. ( Fire and oihan stay, We go with space marine for vehicle. If she hasn't come by the time we've gotten transport, we take her with us where ever we go.)
What happened to that clone we operated on who was chaosy as fuck by the way?Also I think we can get the start of an entourage if we decided to abandon ship here. Even if the eldar, even when not actively attempting to kill or manipulate us are quite obnoxious...
>>38721704>Change of opinion and decide to take the girl with you.
>>38722053She was in the infirmary. She was likely evacuated with the other occupants of the infirmary.
>>38722081huh, and the inquisitor who actually knew she was a heretic is dead so that means the only loose end is that psyker girl who isn't a real threat. Is it bad I seriously am considering pushing for us recruiting her to our fledgling heretical entourage?
>>38722112I think it's best to push her into the sisters still, get her purified up and trained for burning. Maybe we can come back and loot her once she's finished training - hell by then we probably rank high enough to legit get a retinue.
>Change of opinion and decide to take the girl with you."Look, we have a medic, we have a Commissar, a techpriest and even a Space Marine, I think that she is most safe with us around that without us." "Ok, we carry the warpdamm girl, but she's your responsibility, Heracor." Said the Commissar, then advanced towards the Marine before making the Aquila with her hands. "Commissar Oihan Alzador to serve you and the Emperor.Those are the medic Fire in the Skin and the techpriest Heracor Nahive.""Julianus Domusalba." Answered the Astartes with a small head nod."Fire, go and look at the body, try to find the cause of death.Heracor, go with him and look at his gear, inform me of anything useful that he carried."You two walked, before reaching the body of the Inquisitor Rodan you looked back one last time. The Commissar was grabbing the kid's hand while talking with the giant marine.Fire went first, stripping the body and leaving all the stuff to analyze on one side for you. Most of it's gadgets were way too damaged or strange for you to understand, all of them had some kind of blood on them and reek of death.The items you managed to analyze were:>//One of his Archaeotech laspistols. It' was compatible with your power packs. The other pistol was missing.>//Broken voxcaster. The last person he talked with was the Sister Hospitalier, who knows what kind of grimm destiny awaited for her.>//Inquisitorial Rossette. It emitted some strange waves that you couldn't decrypt.>//A pic-capture of Him with a baby and a masked woman.When he ended his work you two returned.
>>38722159>>//Inquisitorial Rossette. It emitted some strange waves that you couldn't decrypt.Holy shit... if we could crack these it'd lead to all sorts of access and potential fuckery... I'd say high risk and high reward.
>>38722159>//Inquisitorial Rossette. It emitted some strange waves that you couldn't decrypt.I got a bad feel about this scoob
>>38722159Is this a vote?
>>38722159Do we have a cause of death?>//Inquisitorial Rossette. It emitted some strange waves that you couldn't decrypt.I reckon this might be some kind of tracker for his wife maybe?>//One of his Archaeotech laspistols. It' was compatible with your power packs. The other pistol was missing."Heracor how come all your weapons are like 20% more efficient?""...That's classified information."
>>38722242Also, I assume we waved the rossette past our "warpiness" detector?
>>38722272We should have Heracor isn't an idiot.>>38722242You know Heracor nerdgasmed himself when he saw that thing still there. If it survives, he is going to examine the shit out of it.
>>38722159"Died of his wounds, seems that he acted as a shield for all the slashes that those madmen inflicted on him, there are also some strange cuts that seemed to be burning and emanating heat yet they didn't close no matter how many times I sew them, the heat burned the string.""Daemonic wounds, more concretely ones inflicted by Bloodletters," Said the Julianus with a stern and worried voice."Seems like he found the enemy in direct confrontation and went down there were he would be both hidden and protected by the sacred seals of the vault door. The two guards died defending the entrance of his lord...What about his loadout?" Asked Oihan."One of his guns, his Rosette, a broken voxcaster and a pic-capture.""Give me the picture, the gun and the Rosette, if her mother is also an Inquisitor she would want to keep those.""Nooo!!" Yelled once again the small kid, this time jumping to grab the Rosette and the picture. Clinching to them hard as they were the last two mementos of her dead father."We cannot waste more time." The marine advanced with a heavy stomp that made us all quiet down. He activated his power sword and his plasma pistol and exited the bunker ignoring any dead body on its path.What do they should focus on first? (Choose only one)>Confronting and studying the enemy>Contacting with Purgatory and the other Astartes>Going towards the Spaceport and seeing its status.>Free action.
>>38722225no>>38722242explained in the next post>>38722272mind to explain this?
>>38722305>Contacting with Purgatory and the other Astartes
>>38722317Our psykana dendrite.>>38722305>Contacting with Purgatory and the other AstartesKnowledge is power, as Heracor can attest.
>>38722317Well, I'm>>38722272and>>38722242 and I was asking because if his wife had somehow psyker'ed the thing so she could keep track of it (and him) then I assume our Psykana advanced tool could identify it.Also.>Contacting with Purgatory and the other Astartes
question, do the girl's ear look like they've been cut or tampered with?
>>38722426This is a pretty odd conclusion to jump to at the moment, maybe if we interact with her for a while and start noticing things, but as of now, I'd say it's a bit premature.
Sorry, my wifi connection suddenly went off, I'm gonna start writing ASAP
>>38722460well Eldar eyes are different from regular eyes, we can't see the mom's face, We dealt with a regular human psyker with no issues while both her and Elf techpriest had explosions occur while casting at us. This is probably me shadowrunning, but i'd like to be sure.
>>38722460When catching up with the thread her talk of waiting for mother immediately made me think her mum was eldar and involved with the ones Heracor is.And then it was stated she was an inquisitor. I guess she could be eldar in disguise, or that she was told to the girl to be an inquisitor to keep her from saying things she shouldn't, or something
>>38722498>>38722512Ah, well, looking at these I think we might have enough reason to check. Discreetly, though.
>>38722580of course, doing otherwise would out us.
>>38722305>>Contacting with Purgatory and the other AstartesSome space marines would be great right about now... criminal or no... besides, the one inquisitor capable of accusing us of being heretics for doing so is dead, and we've got the other ones daughter! We literally have nothing to lose!
>>38722580We performed an (Admittedly hurried) spine operation on her so I'd have thought we'd have noticed anything untoward about her appearance. Depends on how much the inquisitor was bearing down on us and whether we could afford to be even slightly distracted mind you.
>>38722607Good point, of course we know little about biology, and if she was weird inquisidad could have told them to keep quiet about it. Like I said shadowrunning. But this sort of setting lends itself to shadow runs.
>Contacting with Purgatory and the other Astartes.You didn't knew much of Astartes biology but if they were so strong like the one you were next to the chances of them being still alive was pretty high. In your opinion contacting them was something primordial, both because it was the option with most chances of success and also because their help might be able to change the tide of the battle."We should go to the comm stations, I could look after the machinery, Oihan and Julianus will be really useful to contact with their use of codes and other procedures."The marine was on vanguard, advancing several feet in front of us, he thought was still able to hear my propostion."Well thought, tech priest." Luckily there was no need to check maps or so, most corridors had indications and colored lines that lead to the different areas. Following the blue line quickly sent us towards the Comm tower, we had to avoid piles of bodies, debris, lethal gas leaks and even some late and lost prisoner that had no chance against the marine.Passing by their bodies revealed inhuman features, horns, red skin and claws, it seemed that the daemons were starting to be able to possess their artificial and weak souls. The tower was a wreck, most consoles and cogitators smashed and filled with bodies, there was a poor guardswoman tied to a satellite dish and being devoured by crows. Several desecrating blood graffities were on the walls.
>>38722722"Do your work, Heracor." Said your Commissar.While the rest defended the entrances and formed a ring around you started checking the machines, trying to find one that still worked enough to contact with such a distant place. Finally one was able to send and receive, the signal was pretty weak thought. When activating it sent a high pitched noise across all the vox casters, from the tower the lingered prisoners who heard from us started running towards our position, soon we would be rushed by them.>Try to contact them yourself. Let the others defend you.1d100. 90 or more is success.>Let the Commissar use her credentials and contact with the marines.1d100. 70 or more is success>Let the marine talk with the Astartes.1d100. 50 or more is success
>>38722722Well the kid thankfully blind, unfortunately the immaterium probably looks far worse. Heracor remember to periodically psykana her to make sure no deamons are getting ideas.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>38722739>Try to contact them yourself. Let the others defend you.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>38722739>>Let the Commissar use her credentials and contact with the marines.Should work... I'm sure the astartes would be perfectly happy fighting heretics, and we're about as good as the commisar.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>38722739>Let the Commissar use her credentials and contact with the marines.Will we be defending the position in this choice?
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>38722739>Let the Commissar use her credentials and contact with the marines.Keep the marine on fighting duty
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>38722739>Let the Commissar use her credentials and contact with the marines.If we have time Use it to make turrets.
>>38722798we did it!
>>38722794>>38722798>>38722804Good job! First 3 rolls were all successes!
So lets talk defensive strategies, there are a large amount of dead bodies around us, and those servo skulls explode yes?What if we used them as land mines, sentry turrets, or various other explosive morphs... we could do a decent amount of damage potentially, and with everything fucked up theres plenty of scrap.
>>38722877If we have time yes. We also have our taser servitor skull and possibly access to turrets, as well as a pretty good electro power blade. Plus we have an honored astartes fighting with us.
>>38722794>>38722798>>38722804Going with this option. I will draw their position so please give me some time.>>38722877The proxy tool only works with unmutated and untainted human skulls so nobody can use it with heretical intents. Besides those are cultists of Khorne, probably the bodies around have no head anymore.
>>38723012>Besides those are cultists of Khorne, probably the bodies around have no head anymore.kek
>>38723012...right... what about the guardswoman that was strapped to the dish? She had a head didn't she?
>>38723012I'm assuming since 3 got all passes she does pretty well with her talks. Also we have any turrets we can bring back online?
>>38723116I'm going to say she did pretty well because fucking nat 98. Not because 3 passes.
>>38723158Well yeah but both is nice. SO what are you thinking defense wise? SM hold the door while we aimbot snipe from a window or behind him? Fire keep an eye on the commissar and psy daughter?
>>38723208Could we, like, gather a whole bunch of weapons, wire 'em together, stick it on a pole (maybe jam some metal plating on there) then attach our servo skull on it, and presto! one shitty turret!
>Let the Commissar use her credentials and contact with the marines."I have contact! Oihan message them, they wouldn't believe me."Her eyes were locked on the door, she needed some time to get back to reality and hear what you were yelling."Aw shit, ok! Get in my position!"You switched parts with her and looked around to find skulls to convert, your HUD rejected most of them, way too damaged or tainted for successful conversion.On your head a silent and private conversation was held.>++// 1-8 Morte AL//RB start protocol 113. New instruction:>++//1: Go to (DEAD ++ SKULL)>++//>++// IF (DEAD ++ SKULL) = TAINTED GOTO 1;>++//>++// OR (DEAD ++ SKULL) = BROKEN GOTO 1;>++//>++// ELSE CARRY (DEAD ++ SKULL) TO ROOT;>++//>++//END;With those simple instructions the servoskull started to search heads to grab and if useful take them to you. Meanwhile you started sharing your processing power between your proxy drone and your aiming bionics, you needed to be fast and aim correctly, sharing those wrong could lead into your death."TechPriest! There are some lasguns in there and some deactivated turrets, do you think you could turn the guns into mines and activate them?"Activating the turrets was no problem but about turning the lasguns into bombs...Was it possible? Yes. There is nothing impossible for a true follower of the Omnissiah, Could I do it? Yes. The Omnissiah granted me knowledge for such actions. Would I do it? No. That would be tech-heresy...yet you still had doubts about denying yourself to such an order.About the drawing:Heracor is red and maroon, Oihan is black, Julianus is red/white and Fire is Brown.
>>38723377"TECHPRIEST!" He roared, as you ignored him the first time and became lost on your thoughts.With a shy and nervous nod you gave to Julianus the answer he wanted, then started to feel the vibrations of the ground, the enemy was getting closer.Meanwhile Oihan tried to contact."Commissar Oihan Alzador speaking from the Comm Tower of the HQ. Is there any Astartes in purgatory...?"She was scared, if there was something that was able to kill the marines out there then it would wipe them out easily. Besides he was afraid of hanging out too soon and then discovering that there were truly marines on the other side. If that happened she could be judged for abandoning those Astartes instead of aiding them, she wasn't scared of death, she was more afraid of the dishonor that the Traitoris condemn carried.>Aid directly in the battle. >Help Oihan with the contac, the signal might be too weak and your help might improve it.>Ask the other three to defend you while you activate the turrets and turn the lasguns into mines.>Free action.
>>38723443>>Ask the other three to defend you while you activate the turrets and turn the lasguns into mines.Buy as much time as possible, if we get turrets online we can buy time to aid in improving the signal.
>>38723443>Ask fire and marine to defend you while you activate the turrets and turn the spare powerpacks (lasguns don't need to boom, just the ammo) into mines.While we work on this have Oihan keep trying.
>>38723443>set up the turrets first and foremost.>Spend lulls in combat making Explosives (lasguns or proxy drones)>if time allows, aid in battle
>>38723443>Turn the turrets on, then aid directly in battleFUCK YEAH! HERETEK QUEST!
>>38723579Not fiddle. But that fuck yeah of yours is iconic as hell.
>>38723593oh, well now I just feel silly.
>>38723630I can see that. So any ideas? We need to make more hyper lateral decisions to survive this methinks.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>38723681What if.... We turn the psychic daughter into a turret... a PSY-turret....
>>38723716Perils, perils everywhere. Also piss off inquisimom something fierce.
>>38723716What if we fought chaos... with chaos! We could totally invoke uncle nurgle or tzeentch. This plan can not go wrong.
>>38723681uhhhh what is we gathered all the guns together and combined them so they all fire when we pull the trigger like in pic?
>>38723767>tzeentchJust as planned.
>>38723767Other than getting blamed by Oihan or the space marine you mean.>>38723773Give Heracor a little credit, his pentagon would be a lot better.
>>38723791of course it would, this is just the best example I could find
>>38723815When we examine that archeotech pistol and use what we learned to make one.>>38723809I was thinking a twin linked lasgun, with a grande launcher underslung. With a flame thrower attachment.
>>38723443"I'm gonna try something!" You yell."SQUAD BROKEN!" Answered the marine back, even louder than you.Your legs ran and pushed you into the first turret, it was just powerless, quickly you plugged and rebooted it, then went towards the next one. The first enemies breached the perimeter, they were once again mindless, having lost their humanity to the daemons. Those weren't the weak pink guys or the human like clones, those were the next evolutionary step.With a jump and your chainsword you parried the first one that assaulted you, to your surprise it wasn't using a weapon like you but its own arm. The metallic blades barely were able to cut its daemonic enforced skin, luckily the well aimed bolts of Julianus killed the possessed creature and let you advance once more.On your back you saw the bolts flying and killing those creatures in great numbers, the plasma shoots of Fire also managed to pierce a few of them and finally when the turret booted its twin linked flamethrowers rained holy promethium over their sinful bodies.As you were tinkering with the second turret your sevoskull brought the first sample to work with. A few seconds later the second turret and the first proxy drone were done.Close to you there was a blinking vox caster. There was a pilot contacting from the air asking for the misterious signal that attracted the enemies and if we needed help.>Ask the pilot to inform from the situation on the Spaceport.>Ask the pilot to kill as many prisoners as possible.>As the pilot to destroy the bridge that connects the building and severing the entrance to the enemy.>Ignore the pilot, focus on your fight.>Free action.
Sorry for the short answer, kinda busy at this moment, It wont last for long tho. Also:>>38723846>>38723815>>38723809>>38723791>>38723779>>38723773Stop with that silly discussion, we will upgrade him when we can.
>>38723896>Ask the pilot to inform from the situation on the Spaceport.
>>38723896>>Ask the pilot to inform from the situation on the Spaceport.>>Ask the pilot to scout and give us rough numbers. (relatively safe and knowledge is power)
>>38723896>>38724014backing this, Also Once the turrets and mines are set up get that signal boosted!
>>38723846>>38723929I guess I was unclear, I ment it not as a "Hey lets upgrade our weapons" but "hey lets attach more dakka to the turrets">Captcha: USANowtf captcha
>>38723896>Ask the pilot to inform from the situation on the Spaceport.>Ask the pilot to scout and give us rough numbers. (relatively safe and knowledge is power)"Techpriest to Pilot, techpriest to Pilot! Do you read me!?"After some buzzing and static he answered back."Roger, I am the last bird of my squad and my promethium deposit is almost empty, I am not gonna make it. What can this Imperial Pilot do on the last minutes of his life?"That voice sounded quite familiar, it was the same Valkyrie pilot that took you and Oihan to MegaPrison 03 once it was severed by land. "I need a report about the Spaceport"With a beep he answered back."Spaceport is still somewhat operational, it is almost empty, only a frigate or two are still on land, waiting for the last survivors, it is also defended by a few soldiers and some gun-servitors, the skitarius did a good work setting the defense, feel proud, techpriest."Soldiers defending the spaceport? Placed by the Skitarii? Those men and women were surely the penal guard that was generated from the people that you rescued from the Crystalline Underdark, it seemed that the only sane prisoners would not had the chance to truly escape their doom after all."How about the enemy around us, can we stand a chance?""Most are already into the building advancing towards you, I would say their numbers are around the hundreds. Unless your team is roughly the same number I would say that the enemy might win, I am no logis thought, numbers aren't my strong point. Anyway, I hope the Emperor is -"Before he could finish his final message the last drop of fuel was burnt on his engines and he fell to his death, the ship exploding in a mass of fire that managed to kill about twenty of them as it went down.You looked back, there were about thirty people lied dead on the ground, most of them thanks to the power sword of the Marine, and the turrets, the medic covered behind the thick ceramite power armor shooting when it could.
>>38724308Several hundred, most in the building, that gives us some options, most notably involving rapid deconstruction tactics... Also the spaceport isn't wrecked so people can evac, and we may want to also consider this.
>>38724365reminder that we want to fake our death near the end so we can go get dat delicious xeno tech
>>38724384>and by tech I mean ass
>>38724434The best thing is that we can use the word 'booty' to refer to the technological riches AND their other... assets.
>>38724461I love it man.
Guys let's concentrate on not dying to possessed cultists first. If we play our cards right we might get made an interrogator or even inquisitor out of this.
>>38724461Can't wait to give them theHotMonkeyDick>>38724481Were mainly just killing time between updates, nothing wrong with that.
So... if we became an inquisitor can we create a taskforce of only guardsmen? Imagine all the antics they could end up in!
>>38724308"They are coming!!" Yelled Oihan, she was ecstatic, her bolt pistol soon joined the barrage of fire. With the morale of such a good news Fire became less afraid and started shooting more intensely...even with the added power of your lasgun and the turrets it wouldn't be enough. This would be another failed last stand like the others that had happened during this day.We underestimated the enemy and it lead to our doom. What once looked like a simple eradication and recruitment mission had become into a full scale genocide of both sides and into a following daemonic incursion that could end with the liberation of a Daemon that even the xeno are afraid of.The tower was four stories tall, if any of you, with the exception of the marine, tried to jump they would break or damage its legs. Maybe Julianus could jump carrying you three...it was something strange but plausible. Maybe you could also use the hotshot overcharged mode of the lasgun to hole the ground and let a escape route to the floor below. Doing so would burn and entire power charge and you only had two fully charged, to reach the entrance you would need to find another two packs along the way.>Try to overcharge the turrets and tell the marine to jump of the building carrying you three.>Using the hotshot mode of your lasgun pierce a hole and descend a floor>Continue fighting, there were still chances of winning.>Free action.
>>38724506>Were mainly just killing time between updates, nothing wrong with that.Do you players think that I take too much time to update? Today I have been a little bit busy and needed some extra time to write, besides since I am a foreigner I need to check a translator and thesaurus from time to time. If you think I need to be quicker tell me and I'll try to improve.
>>38724547>Using the hotshot mode of your lasgun pierce a hole and descend a floor>Snag some power packs from the discarded lasguns
>>38724547>>Using the hotshot mode of your lasgun pierce a hole and descend a floor Once we start jumping set the turrets to overcharge.
So what are our chances, however abysmal they may be, of learning the Bloodthirster's true name and using it to banish him to the immaterial, completely exiled from the Materium.Suicidal I know, and not gonna happen, but it would be the best solution in my opinion.
>>38724547Don't we have long fall legs? Wouldn't those help us? >>38724571Nah, people on /tg/ are spoiled, were just bantering in between stuff.
>>38724571>Do you players think that I take too much time to update?Not at all man, I just like bickering with other players Helps me fill in the gap of my non-existent social life
>>38724571Nope just bantering, Sometimes we get a good idea and need help talking It through other times it gets us thinking. also>>38724573>>38724578Combine these two>>38724586they should, but the power draw might be too high.
>>38724571No, not at all man. Players just like to chatter idly from time to time about silly things.>>38724547>Continue fighting, there were still chances of winning.Our Astartes friend will not take kindly to our talk of leaving a battle.>>38724481Don't forget that the eldar beacon has a time limit. They said that if we take too long to decide it's a testament to our weak will or something similar.
>>38724627>Our Astartes friend will not take kindly to our talk of leaving a battle.There are more enemies than ammo currently, trying to hold the line is suicidekeep in mind the more corpses we make the stronger the enemies become.
>>38724586>http://pastebin.com/9sKPkCNFThe legs let him fall 30 feet without taking damage. If each floor is about 9 feet then 4 floors would make it 36 feet. He would survive but become limp for some time.>>38724627>Don't forget that the eldar beacon has a time limit.After the battle is over, no matter if the Daemon is sealed or liberated, they will leave the system. That's the limit of time the MC has.>>38724669Those possessed clones are double vampiric too, they become stronger by killing because Khorne and from eating because douchey Heretek.>>38724573>>38724578Working on those.
>>38724719>Those possessed clones are double vampiric too, they become stronger by killing because Khorne and from eating because douchey Heretek.Jeez, Khrone must be loving these things
Let's see how many powerpacks he can get and how many minutes would it take the turrets to explode.Roll a 2d10
>>38724775Probably. I wonder how he'll take it when we blow them up.
Rolled 7, 5 = 12 (2d10)>>38724800So what do we want on these rolls? high low? or high high?
Rolled 3, 45 = 48 (2d100)>>38724800This many!
>>38724830wrong dice bro.
Rolled 4, 9 = 13 (2d10)>>38724800
>>38724825The first roll needs at a minimum of three so he can reach the ground floor, the bigger the better because it will also give him more ammo to survive on the way to the Spaceport.The second roll is is and optimal if it is about 7 or 8. If it takes too short it might make them be affected by the explosions and if it is too long some creatures might go after them and escape the boom.7 and 5 lets him keep four power packs and gives the team five minutes to run.
Rolled 5, 7 = 12 (2d10)>>38724846Whoops
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>387248251>>387248802>>387249363let the luck decide!!
>>38724975Arguably the best choice
Anyway, what if we attempted to invoke Gork and Mork, whats the chance that they'd aid us in our time of struggle?
>>38724547>Snag some power packs from the discarded lasguns.>Using the hotshot mode of your lasgun pierce a hole and descend a floor.>Once we start jumping set the turrets to overcharge."I will make an escape route!" You yell.Then you overdrive the servoskull's programming to gather as much ammo as it can. A few intense seconds later it throws five power packs for you.As you introduce the first one you feel the lasgun vibrate once again as it readies itself to shoot such a big laser beam. You shoot at the ground, making a huge hole that eats some of the dead bodies and enemies, leaving a cushion for the rest.Then you run towards the flamethrower turrets and overcharge them sending the remaining fuel they have into a unique salvo.The group jumps, Oihan kicks in the head a lonely prisoner that managed to survive the fall, killing it instantly. Julianus is the last to jump, turning the dead body cushion into a red paste with its great weight. Howls can be heard from the upper floor as the first one start descending, you quickly grab the second power pack and ready yourself to open another hole.Steam and smoke starts coming from the lasgun after you shoot it with such a great power in such a short cool-down time. It's machine spirit might not survive another two shoots like that.Your shot hits a gas pipe and makes a hole way bigger than you had planned, after the fire is gone the entire building shakes, its structure becoming weaker by instants.>I need to make a chore, the next answer might take 15 minutes or so, sorry guys.
Ok, I'm back. Sorry for taking so long.
>>38725758No problem, It's getting good we can wait.
>>38725758Patience is a virtue, and so is killing heretics.
>>38725159The space marine doesn't waits and jumps into the fire hole, seems like there were some creatures on that floor as the only thing we can hear coming from it is the sound of fighting and inhuman gurgles, probably daemonic in origin.Using his iron grip he manages to close the pipe ignoring completely the fire shower that hits his armor, it is then when the building shakes and the rest descend. On the ground there are several Bloodletter bodies, they seemed to be unaffected by the fire and had to be killed by the sword.Only one floor left. As you get the last power pack you can sense the machine spirit of your lasgun begging for mercy, unable to help it you aim again and charge, it goes fine the first seconds but then the spirit goes postal as the last remnants of its sanity are destroyed by your torture. The weapon gets red hot, unable to hold it you drop it on the ground, the heat it generates is so massive that it starts melting the floor and becoming one with it. From its core stray laser shoots fly and hit at random interval and directions. Julianus takes the lead and drops a grenade close to the crazed gun, then with his powersword breaks the valve he just closed and with Oihan and Fire in the skin in each arm dashes towards the nearest window. You run behind him, regretting and punishing yourself for destroying your precious lasgun.The fall isn't hard for neither of you due to your augmented natures. You thought you were safe but the warforged mind of the marine told him to continue running, due to instinct you followed. That saved your life, as seconds later the fourth floor exploded in a ball of fire and after that the third, second and first one came later. If you had been closer the shockwave would have ripped you in half.Juliannus barely had ammo on his plasma gun, neither did Fire or Oihan and now you had lost your only distance weapon.Huffing Oihan came with a solution.
>>38726075RIP twin linked lasgunnever forget
>>38726075RIP lasgun... we were not worthy...
>>38726075>>38726115Good old laser Yeller, poor dog/gun. Well now we can make a newer better one with its machine spirits combined from the start.
>>38726164And it will not just be twin linked, it will be quad linked.
>>38726075"What if...Fire and I give you our weapons...and we just grab a lasgun or anything we find?""Your team depends so much on ranged combat, try to find something to fight close, a knife or so, but whatever you find, never grab a heretical weapon, no matter how strong it is."He spoke to Fire and me as some kind of father figure, pedantic and slow, he only seemed to have respect for Oihan so far.>Allright. We need to roll 5d100. The fist D100 is Heracor's ranged weapon, the next two are gonna be Oihan's ranged and melee weapon, the last two D100 are for Fire in the Skin.>If you want you cal also roll a 6d100 if you want Heracor to search another melee weapon.
Rolled 85, 68, 81, 10, 10, 89 = 343 (6d100)>>38726197
>>38726193That will be fucking heavy and require custom las packsooooh and a way to transfer energy from reqular las packs to our custom ones
Rolled 67, 100, 98, 94, 11, 46 = 416 (6d100)>>38726197
>>38726261is that a crit success or fail in your system?
>>38726261>nat 100 for Heracor melee weaponRIP AND TEAR
Is it best dice out of 3? If it is we need one more roll.
>>38726301sounds like Oihan is gonna be wrecking some shit
>>38726261I'll go with this since it has a bigger score and people seems to want it. Besides you guys have been cool players so far, you deserve a reward.Heracor (67, 100)>Lightly damaged Lasgun and ammo.>A motherfucking Astartes power sword ( How it reached into that place? Nobody knows. )Oihan (98, 94)>A plasma rifle with a scope and lots of ammo.>Power fist similar to the one she used to wear, flamer attached.Fire in the Skin (11, 46)>A pistol with a flashlight and few rounds.>A simple combat knife, nothing too flashy. It is well kept thought.
I could roll again but it would be same faggotry of >>38726261 and I would prefer not to push my luck, I would probably roll a 1 next
>>38726465>Fire in skin's equipmentMORE LIKE SALT IN SKIN AMIRITE?
>>38726465We got motherfucking EQUIPPED.
>>38726496Good thing hes our combat medic and should be in the rear anyway.
So er... What happened to the littlest psycher? Did we leave her in the control room?
>>38726608She used her powers as an unimportant party member and became invisible/invulnerable while running around with us
>>38726608Shit...just kidding. Oihan asked Heracor to take care of her. It isn't written because it would be a little but annoying but her like the servoskull stay close to him at all times.
>>38726465Super mega awesome based GM. Could the sword have a wolfs head guard or pommel. Space wolf fan, plus they out of all astartes would probably mind least someone else having their stuff if they took it and used it in combat against heretics.
>>38726654With that roll he could have obtained Leman Russ' side sword.
>>38726654Personally I want a Salamanders related motif, though Heracor would probably prefer something from the Iron Hands.
>>38726654Space Wolfs are all into brawling, I wouldn't be surprised if the 30% of the prisoners of Purgatory are Space Wolves. I'll allow it.>>38726687Oihan had a really high roll too. What if her power fist while built for the IG has the flamer attachment built by a Salamander techmarine? Those guys are nice, I don't see why they wouldn't gift something like that.
>>38726732Wait... shit... The Space Wolves are unarguably the lamest space marine chapter... that'll be annoying...
Rolled 6 (1d10)1) Ultrasmirfs2 Iron hands3 space wolves4 salamanders5 blood angels6 raven guard7 blood raven (hahaha the irony)8 white scars9 blood angel10 dunno, but the skull with batwings looks cool, why is the marine giving it the evil eye?
>>38726681we roll ten crits on a search roll, we find a primarch
>>38726788>>38726732I just rolled for the sake of it, my original post is >>38726654if you wanna just say its space wolves thats cool with me.
>>38726768Sorry, already decided to make it from the SW, It's gonna be temporal anyway, there is no way they will let him keep it afterwards, besides to please you he will find the sword next to a dead Space Wolf. Is everybody happy now? Good, I'm going back to writing.
>>38726794It's one of the ascended traitor Primarchs.
>>38726197Each one goes into a different path searching for weapons, Julianus climbs into a higher point to get track of ourselves and possible enemies and he stays with the small girl.The place is a wreck, the smell of blood and fuel mix into my nostrils as I advance towards the path I taken. It leads me into a garage, sadly none of the vehicles is usable, seems like the enemy managed to control it and decided to convert the vehicles to their causes, since most of the defaced vehicles are still there they didn't went too far. Most lie dead, some of them even on the driver's seat, killed seconds before they could start the engine.Even if it isn't your job you do your duty as a techpriest and decide to sacrifice those twisted machine spirits to please the Deus Mechanica. As you siphoned the promethium out of their deposits and poured them on the floor next to the flammable chemicals you encountered a lasgun next to the upper half of a dead guardsman. The gun was regular, nothing noteworthy from it; it had a few scratches but was fully functional. On the pouches of the body’s armor there were several power packs. To honor the dead man you used his lasgun to ignite the fuel and then you turned away and continued searching for a weapon.There is a glint that gets your attention under a pile of rubble, as you start to dig you see it’s a blade, a gigantic blade by your standards, almost as long as you are and thicker than your arm. Using your Explorator dendrite you start removing more and more debris until you see it…another marine, this one wears a light grey armor with yellow highlights. It has several bone decorations and fur on his armor. You don’t need long to recognize the chapter it comes from.
>>38727132The dead Space Wolf lies without an arm and his hole pierced side by side, it would had to receive the impact of a tank at pretty much blank point to end this way.You look around and don’t see any other weapon; slowly you take it off the rock. While light by its dimensions it is a hard to wield sword for someone of your dimensions, you need to use both hands to use it correctly.But that sword wasn't the only big discover that you did.On the ground lied a small girl, a girl that you never hoped to see again. Seemingly unconscious lied the small guardswoman Arwa Harrorum. There was some dry blood coming from her nose and she was weakly holding her side, a thin trail of blood coming from underneath it.>Call Fire and tell him to heal the girl.>Take Arwa to the meeting point and ask them to help her.>Kill her with a las shoot, she's unconscious, she will not feel it.>Free action.
>>38727203>Call Fire and tell him to heal the girl.
>>38727246seconding, don't move the wounded.
>>38727203>>Call Fire and tell him to heal the girl.Leaving salvageable hardware behind is impractical and a waste of a potential investment opportunity.
>>38727203Hm is there anyway we can harvest the astartes gene seed to take with us?Would the space marine know?
>>38727388The biologis tool should allow it, good idea.
>>38727388Lets not fucking risk it... this is NOT worth what'd we'd gain. We already have no fewer than four valid reasons to be executed at this current time (malfunctioning behavioral implant and disobeying directives of it, extensive knowledge of demons and heretical teachings, being mindraped by a heretek, directly interfering with inquisitorial affairs (rescuing and operating on a khornish heretic clone)).
>>38727203>Call Fire and tell him to heal the girl.>>38727388Need an apothecary, trying to cut it out with a knife is time consuming, often ruins it if done by amatuers aka us (at least according to literature), and would have little chance of returning to the chapter.
>>38727495oh yeah we do have >>38727444but would still possibly botch it, plus other reasons not to.
Speaking of that, can we start a comprehensive list of all of our crimes against the empire so far?-Deserting our post-Failure to report malfunctioning machinery-Tech heresy-Knowledge of Restricted Material-Interfering with an Inquisitorial Investigation-Damaging Inquisitorial Property (psyker girl)-Assisting a known heretic.-Releasing an imprisoned soldier-Warp Compromised Mind (heretek)-Espionage (trading knowledge with the eldar)-Accessory to Espionage-Treason (Eldar again)
>>38727469Gene seed are extremely valuable.>>38727203>call Fire and tell him to heal the girl.MEANWHILE>FreeWe contact the space marine to help us crack open the dead space wolf in order to help harvest his gene seed.Hopefully he can help us crack him open and offer tips on the harvesting. Luckily we got the tools for the job...sorta.
>>38727203>Call Fire and tell him to heal the girl.You grabbed your vox-caster and contacted with the friendly medic."Heracor to Fire, do you copy?""Yes" Answered a somewhat distorted voice. Weird having in count how relatively close we were. You looked upwards into the dishes, while not destroyed most were defaced with some kind of polygonal symbol."I have found a wounded friend. She needs your help. I am in the position X47 and Y376"There wasn't an answer after that just a daemonic howl and the sound of a splintered group of possessed persons coming towards us. Apparently they intercepted and received my position.You cursed loudly and grabbed the girl as best as you could, running towards the direction of the marine as the survival chances increased the closer you were to him. In her sleep Arwa made a pain groan and started bleeding, several drops of red sanguine leaving a trace of your direction.After a few minutes you reached the mound that Julianus had climbed, he already saw the enemy coming after you and had readied a plasma barrage for them. Above your head several shoots of blue sunfire flew quickly and exploded on the weak flesh of the enemy, turning them into a gory mess.
>>38727604Now that I think about it, just about all of his organs are valuable, fuck it, lets get approval to do this and do it.
>>38727604I am hoping with Fire, space marine, our tools, and heretical knowledge(from the bio magus) we take the gene seed with us returning it along with the power sword.I doubt we'll be able to salvage his power armor but at least its something. We have to at least try and take it with us...
>>38727642Guess not... Oh well.
>>38727642"What happened!?" Yelled he as he recharged his gun.You were unable to lie to such a mighty warrior, the truth came naturally from your interior."I found this wounded guardswoman and asked Fire to come and attend her by radio. The enemy intercepted the message.""You underestimate the intelligence of chaos. They might be crazy but they aren't dumb. I have seen many battle-brothers do the same mistake that you did and not live to count it."The sound of gunfire attracted Fire and Oihan but also many more enemies. Soon we were fighting in a circle, protecting Arwa and Fire as we shoot everything on sight.Once again we found ourselves on a last stand.>Send Julianus to the burning garage, there might be some vehicle that hasn't suffered damage and he seems impervious to fire.>Ask help for radio. This might attract more unwanted attention thought.>Continue fighting, hoping for a miracle.>Free action,>>38727643If you guys survive the fight I will give the chance of visiting the dead marine with Julianus.
>>38727685>>Ask help for radio. This might attract more unwanted attention thought.We know the starport is functional, if we can get an evac that'd be great...
>>38727685>Send Julianus to the burning garage, there might be some vehicle that hasn't suffered damage and he seems impervious to fire.
>>38727749Lets not forget why we burned those vehicles, also this space marine is the best chance we have of holding the line. Space marines are walking tanks...
>>38727685Hm..>otherJury rig energy packs into grenades and lob them. After that stay close to space marine and alert him about the awaiting geneseed.We already checked out damned vehicles...before setting them on fire. We don't stay close to him our odds of survival will sharply decline.
>>38727749>>38727711Working on those.>>38727782Sorry but I will dismiss this one since the grenade thing is tech/heresy and everybody will be there to see it.
>>38727782Eh. I'll support this.
>>38728022We were already been ordered to do it once before the others. I think it was the space marine who requested it of all people and no one said anything so...
>>38728043>>38728029Ok then, grenade crafting too.
>>38728043I'd like to point out his decisions got him put in space marine jail in the first place so he is probably a bit bad when it comes to decision making.
>>38728022Also, I'd like to point out that the people who actually care about tech heresy (tech priests, and inquisition) aren't around currently. Guardsmen and commisars don't usually care and space marines wouldn't know tech heresy if it slapped them in the face.
>>38728071Right now he is the conscious witness.>>38728116That is what they have tech marines for(which he isn't).Hell the guards including commissars often do commit a little tech heresy its just they only care if its the real big/obvious stuff(like a deamon engine).So right now we are actually pretty safe.
>>38727685>Ask help for radio. This might attract more unwanted attention thought.>Send Julianus to the burning garage, there might be some vehicle that hasn't suffered damage and he seems impervious to fire. Also tell him about the dead SW.>Jury rig energy packs into grenades and lob them."Requesting backup of any kind. We have encountered the enemy! We are a Space Marine, a Comissar and a techpriest, we have a wounded person too!"Only static or the distant sound of explosions and yelling, it seemed that there was still warfaring in other parts of the HQ."Julianus, I saw a garage in that direction...most the vehicles there were desecrated by the possessed so I decided to burn it down, why don't you go and try to find a vehicle we can use?"He didn't liked the idea of receiving orders from somebody who was lower than him on the rank order, even if Heracor did his best to turn the order into a question. Begrudgingly the marine did as he asked as he felt still in debt for his crimes and wanted to help as much as he could.Using his last grenade he opened a hole in the incoming enemies and using his power sword started slashing and advancing into the sea of enemies, his advance was considerably slowed but his efforts managed to kill in thirty seconds way more enemies than the rest of us combined managed to kill in all the time we spent on that mound already.You connected the vox caster to your internal mechanical voice, setting it this way into a handsfree device. Then you exchanged Fire's poor weapon with yours while you created more grenades to hole the ground and the enemy lines.In total you had ten power packs.>Roll 10d20On 10 or more its a success.
Rolled 12, 19, 14, 12, 13, 20, 20, 3, 2, 18 = 133 (10d20)>>38728278
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38728278BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
>>387283042 20s and 2 failures. You did good anon.
Rolled 6, 4, 7, 12, 11, 15, 3, 11, 10, 20 = 99 (10d20)>>38728278
>>38727203Also Dat baby face.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>387283041>>387283892Let's be unfair
>>38728491Now you're just being cheeky
>>38728491Haha! my roll still stands!
>>38728491I regret rolling after the first set, yet chance can be as kind as it is cruel I guess.
>>3872827812, 19, 14, 12, 13, 20, 20, 3, 2, 18Quickly with valleys of las and plasma fire close to your head you manage to turn the power packs into several grenades. It isn't anything hard to make, just use a small wire to deadshort the circuits and make them explode. You learned this trick from a young initiate that had potential but lacked common sense, was discovered doing grenades like this and turned into a servitor even before turning fourteen.You manage to create eight of ten grenades, some packs were damaged and would lose thermal energy, not becoming so explosive, but they would still work. A couple of them became perfect, their explosions would totally discharge their stored energy.When the marine became out of the view your proceeded to launch the grenades, trying to make as much damage and buying as much time as possible.The first one fell under the feet of a group of men that carried long bone carved knifes. They had no chance.You threw the next two at the same time to a group of highly mutated prisoners, those seemed to came from MegaPrison 04 as they were way more mutated and hulking than the rest. Even with two explosions some of the managed to survive. The scoped plasma rifle of Oihan managed to end them when they were confused and stunned thought.Third and four impacted into a wall that some of them were using as covering while aimlessly tried to shoot us with their primitive weapons or their stolen lasguns, the combined explosion of the two grenades didn't only destroy their cover but also overthrow a half ruined close building, killing them with the rock falling and closing a path.You didn't used the perfect grenades, choosing to kept them for yourself.The last grenade was used against a group that was advancing way too much. It only managed to slow it down as the prisoners who were behind soon started running over the dead bodies and taking their place.
>>38728834As you weakly grabbed the pistol in a desperate attempt to defend yourself you saw a Leman Russ running over the mass of enemies, the marine struggled out of the hatch and while the vehicle still kept the momentum decapitated left and right, as there was nobody else to press the accelerator it ended slowing down until it got pretty close to our position."JUMP! I have contacted with some people on the radio!"He went once again inside. We all jumped inside and feel the place completely crowded. Inside we were; Julianus, Arwa, Fire, Oihan, The dead Space Wolf, the small girl, and me.The tank was designed to have a crew of five people, five normal humans, with two Astartes inside the travelling was hard and the temperature incredibly hot, besides having a dead giant hairy warrior that smelled like humid canine next to you wasn't enjoyable at all. We still kept our mouths shut and ride to the rendezvous point as we heard on the radio the several SOS and emergency calls."What should we do now?" Asked Fire."It's obvious...we go to the Spaceport." Answered Oihan.
>>38729017The short journey took a long time and became brutal, we all had to shoot and make our way, we even fought an enemy Leman Russ, luckily for us it only had a pilot and not a gunner and relied on bashing, kinda predictable from such a barbaric enemy, an intelligent foe would have run and got a gunner or two.When we finally reached the spaceport you once again noticed how immense it was. There were only two ships left and one of them seemed to be under attack.Suddenly the small girl seemed to be distressed and firmly gripped the Rosette."Mommy!!"Even the Marine looked startled by her, Oihan while driving drifted lightly from the surprise."Where is it?" Asked her."I...feel her on that ship." She pointed upwards, then from the cloud of smoke that covered the sky a escort ship descended making an incredible noise and sending a lot of wind in every direction while landing. It's interior opened but it was impossible what appeared from the interior.As you got closer you saw the same soldiers that you and the skitarii saved fighting and defending the apparently abandoned ship, if not helped they would die soon."That one seems to have some Imperial crew inside. If I got on it we could take off in no time." Said the Commissar pointing towards the second ship.>Exit the tank and go help the Citizens of MP02 and the servitors.>Stand on the tank and go towards the Imperial ship.>Ask Oihan to go towards the Inquisitor ship instead.
Sorry for the slow answers, I'm getting kinda sleepy.
>>38729327>Stand on the tank and go towards the Imperial ship.>Throw your two remaining grenades at the enemies attacking the citizens of 02. To give them some room to take off as well.
>>38729327So, before we make any choices here, can we talk a bit about what we think is going to happen?-We could exit with the imperial ship.-The planet's going to be exterminatus'd soon.-The elves want our help with sealing the daemon or something.-Anything else?
>>38729327>Exit the tank and go help the Citizens of MP02 and the servitors.the loss of a ship like this is unacceptable, send the others to the Inquisitor ship while we work on the abandoned ship
>>38729441this sounds good
Also whatever we do proxy drone the tank so it can fight without us.
>>38729327>>Ask Oihan to go towards the Inquisitor ship instead.>Subtly dispose of our remaining grenades as we could be executed if caught with them.
The grenades we have are tech heresy and can get us killed, in addition, a psyker inquisitor would likely dislike us on principle of not being able to read our mind and having her daughter have a damaged spine because of us.
>>38729464>We could exit with the imperial ship.Yes, how else could you?>The planet's going to be exterminatus'd soon.It's a volcanic planet filled with heresy, no big loss.>The elves want our help with sealing the daemon or something.They want it to stay sealed, and that contradicts exterminatusing the planet. In case it is liberated they will just scoot away and leave the problem to the Mon'keigh.>>38729441Working on this due to vote count, but also on this >>38729495 due to good explaining.
>>38729598Oh big time one of the worst possible things for us is to run into her. We need to git out before she can get her hands on us.Preferably we make a last stand and then use the eldar to escape before getting killed.Make them thing we died on the world and it would get the inquisition off our ass.
>>38729746Inquisition isnt on our asses, the one guy who suspected us of anything died due to legitimate reasons that we had nothing to do with, as did 99% of people that ever came in contact with our lose end (the cloned person), the only lose ends are the blind psyker girl, our commissar who thinks were a great guy, the space marine who thinks were a servant of the emperor, the skittari who are bros to us, and the eldar who can't really fuck us over if they wanted to .
>>38729746Pretty sure We're throwing the nades and fixing the ship for the 02ers. Faking last stands are hard.
>>38729464We absolutely cannot afford to have a run in with mama inquisitor.>>38729823That space marine knows we dabble in tech heresy...considered he requested us to perform some and we did so.Commissar might be suspicious considering she noticed us lobbing grenades we some how procured. Not sure if she knows HOW we got them though...Skittari like us because we have shown ourselves to being of the few fight happy tech priests.and the eldar can still fuck us over considering the teleporting/kidnapping bullshit they did to us.Oh yeah we have witnesses for that going down now don't we? So how are we gonna explain it?Don't forget the Inquisitor can find out about our lies with us being assigned.>>38729825Not really just gotta make sure there are no witnesses...
>>38729327>Stand on the tank and go towards the Imperial ship.>Throw your two remaining grenades at the enemies attacking the citizens of 02. To give them some room to take off as well.>Exit the tank and go help the Citizens of MP02 and the servitors."Where are you going to head the Russ?" You ask Oihan."First into the Inquisitor ship, I'm gonna leave the girl and then head into my ship. Try to take most Guardsmen into orbit as possible. They are valiant and have stood there while the rest took into the stars, they deserve to be saved."Struggling you managed to open the upper hatch and, but Julianus stopped you first."I let you have the sword because you were on my sight, but don't you dare to run away with it."He grabbed the massive wolf adorned sword and then let you free. You threw the last two remaining grenades and cleaned most of the enemies that the prisoners were fighting, with a swift jump you got into the ground and ran towards them.They were given better tech and armor but didn't quite looked like Imperial Guards, some of them even had bionic limbs, they all included explosive collars and better rebreather masks. One of them recognized and saluted you."It is good to see you again Skitarii Heracor. We are the last remnants of the recently created Plinian Penal Firehearts. We are just fifty, not enough to create a true regiment. We were ordered to defend this ship and the wounded inside at all cost.""How many people is inside?" You asked."By the thousands, from servitors to wounded from several regiments and other factions. Everybody who was in the AdMech infirmary was also taken there for a extraction but the engines died and the ship got stranded. We have been defending it since then."Lanky was there, Lanky had to be there. She wasn't extracted, she is not safe yet.>Pic semi-related, how I somewhat Imagine those penal guard, but with some more AdMech and Imperial paraphernalia.
>>38729918Commisar not likely to care about minor tech heresey, only actual heresay, same w/ marine. Skittari will definately care, though only a little. No eldar, beware the knife ears. Inquisitor won't care, though she will be pissed off if we run off with HER kid.>Ask Oihan to go towards the Inquisitor ship instead.Inquisitor has the means to unfuck the situation, we won't likely find a better environment for some minor tech heresey either. More importantly though MAMA BEAR will want her kid!
>>38730037oops too late, sorry
>>38730037Already been taken care of.>>38730004Can we use comms to contact admech on the ship to see why the engine failed?
>>38730004You ran inside and after searching for what felt like an eternity you found not only her but some others Skitarii you fought with. All those people needed to be saved.Down once again you saw them fighting with their lasguns against the last remaining possessed enemies. Those Penal Guard were skilled but few in numbers. There was no time nor way to move all those wounded into the ship Oihan wanted to take and convincing the Inquisitor might work or be totally impossible, hard to say without knowing her first.>Try to activate the engine on your own.>Ask permission to the Inquisitor for moving all those wounded to her ship.>Search for a vehicle on the ship and move Lanky and the other Skiatius you befriended to Oihan's ship.>Free action.
>>38730155>>Try to activate the engine on your own.
>>38730155>contact admech forces to see what the hell is up with the enginesThose bastards should know what is going with it a lot better then us who hasn't been real trained in it unless we tap into the magos force downloaded info.
>>38730155>Try to activate the engine on your own.
>>38730155>>Try to activate the engine on your own.We don't need all of the engines working, just enough to get us into orbit, so long as the ship doesn't fully tear itself apart in the process we are fine... Presumably non essential systems like gravity or parts of life support can be scrapped.
>>38730165>>38730189>>38730201>>38730217Ok. Roll a 1d100. With 50 or more we succeed. It's just an engine activation and besides Heracor has been already on the engine room of a cruiser.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>38730252
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>38730252
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>38730252
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>38730252FOR THE EMPRAH!
>>38730155With the soldier you spoke with you two enter in the bowels of the ship in the search of the activation runes and switches. Seems like the engine is not damaged, just need to be awakened from its slumber and direct the less energy as possible so it doesn't gets tired too quickly.As you do the rituals and instruct the technologically ignorant you two manage to wake up the ship. The light soon start illuminating the room and the engine soon spins and pulsates as if it were a mechanical heart.Then when you exit to inform everybody of getting inside you stop by your tracks as you see a woman wearing a strange armor and a facemask with a symbol you couldn't identify next to Lanky's bed.>Ignore the woman, take as many people as you can inside and go to orbit.>Ignore the woman and contact with Oihan about her situation.>Ask the woman what is she doing and who's she.
>>38730498>>Ignore the woman and contact with Oihan about her situation.Vox bead oihan tell her to get too a ship we're taking off>Ask the woman what is she doing and who's she.Ask if she could help you get everyone else on the ship we need to get going. We now she's more than likely Inquisimom.
>>38730498Man what a shitty update I did, sorry, next one is gonna be longer.
>>38730498And its Mama Inquisitor...fuck.Well on the plus side we have yet to be busted for tech heresy.>Ignore the woman, take as many people as you can inside and go to orbit.
>>38730498>Lets consult our psykic energy reader!>If it's goin' fucking haywire, assume it's the mother, and really politely ask her her reasons for being here.
>>38730566Seconded, we have the technology.
>>38730498>>Vox Oihan and tell her we're about to get the hell off this daemonic hellhole.>>Ask the woman what is she doing and who's she.
>>38730498>Politely request that she prepares for the ship's takeoff for the moment.>Take as many people as you can inside and go to orbit.
>>38730498>>Get someone else to interrogate the woman and contact with Oihan about her situation.
I just realize, we could totally say we were part of the former inquisitors retinue before everything went to hell, its technically true and anyone who could actually say we were under duress is deceased at this point or a heretic.
>>38730637In that case we best pray he didn't have the time to send off a report.
>>38730664He couldn't have spoken too harshly of us anyway, other than us being a null or being used to assist with his work, he has no true dirt on us so were probably in the clear.
>>38730637why bother, there is no benefit to that, the daughter knows anyway, if she accepts or not will have no bearing on that fact. Lying about something so pointless and easily disprovable is just giving her rope to hang ourselves with. Plus while discrete I like to think Heracor is a stand up guy.>Ignore the woman and contact with Oihan about her situation.
Wait a second.. Did the marine end up taking the inquisitor's personal effects?Maybe we should point her in his direction...
>>38730698He has strong opinions that interfere with much of the imperial mission, such as attempting to rescue the cloned girl who any normal imperial citizen would execute on site. In addition, we have quite the laundry list of crimes against the inquisition that nobody knows of yet and a disposition towards dirty xeno scum that would be questioned by many.
>>38730708The daughter got the picture and the rosette. The broken vox caster was discarded and the gun returned to the Inquisitor.
>>38730708Excellent idea at this point her being interested anyone but us is a good thing!>>38730691We sorta broke their daughter's spine anon...>>38730725Aye with by far our biggest crime against the Imperium and setting in question for that matt being common sense...your not suppose to have that.
>>38730725Know one but us knows of the XenosI doubt she'd care of our harmless weapon making minor tech heresy considering the blatant full heresy in front of her.Rescuing Lanky is all she has on us and she's reading her right now. unless she's a completely unreasonable inquisitor she isn't going to even try and kill us.
>>38730777Just because no one knows about all the valid reasons for us to be executed on site does not mean we haven't done them, were definitely far from an upstanding imperial citizen and we should be cautious as such, especially seeing we've got a heretek embedded in some part of our brain currently.
>>38730777Your forgetting the daughter...In regards to lanky our best bet she stating the blessed 'flesh is weak' doctrine of our order. While Lanky's flesh might be little good the corruption doesn't affect any metal replacement parts.>>38730826I am curious when that encrypted file is gonna open up and spew its corruptive contents throughout our mind...
>>38730858We are literally a ticking time bomb, and are also currently a potential contact for the eldar and are prone to going against inquisitors and our superior officers.
>>38730498You first ignore the girl and contact the Commissar."I have some wounded in there. I managed to start the engines. We don't have to wait anymore, lets go to orbit." You vox message her."Roger roger" She answers professionally. Soon her ship starts to take off only to disappear in the smokey atmosphere. You did the same, when you got the greenlight and everybody was inside you turn on the engines and headed into the air. Finally you were going to be able to escape...As you turn around you get frightened by your own distorted reflection. The masked woman is now inches away from your face, pushing her polished mask against you, after some time she goes back and tilts her head, somewhat confused."I am Inquisitor Karelia Hermann. Widow of the Inquisitor Rodan McDean. You have saved my daughter Mellizune. I am very grateful for that, techpriest."Her voice was soft yet sharp and intimidating. Seeing your own warped face on her mask only made you feel more scared."This...woman. Is an interesting subject. My now dead husband spoke me a lot about her. I would love to know your opinion on the matter, it might make a great distinction between her life and...her death." She offered you her gloved hand, each one of her fingers ended into a curved metallic claw like nail decorated with gold and minuscule, impossible to distinguish glyph, symbols, or litanies.
>>38730911Pretty much and not the good kind.As soon at that file opens up...and we can't exactly inform anyone of it due to that revealing a certain chip in our head.Catch 22.>>38730943Bring up we believe her soul to be human and her flesh weaker then most...however this doesn't mean we cannot replace it hence her being fine.Well good news is she has yet to talk with her daughter...
>>38730943Her flesh is weak but her soul is human and her loyalty lies with the imperium.
Could I ask under what circumstances we broke the girl's back?
>>38731077She tried reading our mind, got a psychic backlash from trying to read a null, blacked out momentarily, and fell off a table.
>>38731077She tried to mind read us, whenever someones uses psi on us Boom, knocked her back hard enough to shatter her spine.
>>38730943"You are another interesting subject indeed. Neither me nor my daughter can break into your mind and seems that what you see on my mask is not the true colors and appearance of your soul but your mere reflection...you are worthy of study too. It seems that you have other lords thought, it's a shame, I cannot control you mentally and if I jailed you the study would be biased and invalid."As you slowly shook her hand she returned to next to Lanky."I am offering you to be part of my retinue, techpriest. Do not miss this opportunity."After saying those words she activated her teleport homer and both she and Lanky disappeared in an instant."NOOOOOO!" You yelled at the thin air.You were now alone with your ship. When you reached orbit you saw many Navy ships unleash the Exterminatus on the planet.As they did this they also inadvertently broke the Ohte, the egg where the old BloodThirster was enclosed. The lava of the planet became redder and soon transformed into a shockwave of red blood that become gaseous in the void of space and sprayed all the ships, making them reek of blood and death even in such a sterile environment.
>>38731180Well, now we need to kill an inquisitor.
>>38731216Lets face it... worse things have happened and that demon is in the warp, where demons can't get out easily. We can easily join her retinue and try to empower ourselves from within. Hell, it puts us in a VERY dangerous position.
>>38731180heheheh oh god.wtf we gonna do...So should we call up the Eldar?Its either that or being 'voluntarily' recruited into the Inquisition.All the while we are a heretc with a time bomb in our end of some real hardcore heresies...ahha we're fucked.So we either join up with her...or the Eldar.Either way we end up on their radar by being a member or mysteriously disappearing.
>>38731216What?I mean, so long as we can avoid letting her study us in depth, we should take her retinue offer Very seriously.If we can get permission from Oihan.
>>38731283I'd say inquisition... We also have enough going for us that we can voluntarily join, answer her questions and know she can't cheat to prove us truthful or otherwise, and then probably end up quite trusted. Especially seeing she thinks were a null and can't be compromised (we totally already have been)
>>38731290True. But I think Heracor's probably had enough of the Ordo Malleus and daemons for now. He may want other career opportunities.
>>38731290Oihan can't do shit....honestly though what we gonna do?Our choice is simple we either join the Inquisition or Eldar.>>38731312We would be in an insanely dangerous position.We got a TIME bob of magos tier tech heresy in our head.Do we even know which ordo she is part of?I mean fuck either way we are gonna end up on a Inquisition list...I personally prefer eldar due to their tech which might very well be our only chance for salvation.We wont get that with the Inquisition...
>>38731283>>38731312I'd say that if we have a period of downtime after we join her retinue, we could try to sort out the payload of heretical data.I mean, maybe the Heretek just put a bunch of knowledge in the disk thing, assuming (wrongly) that the knowledge would immediately corrupt us.
>>38731180"Oihan to Heracor. Are you allright? What happened?"From the surface and captured by dozens of satellites the image of a titanic daemon Hekatonkhiros appeared from the blood/lava sea. It had lithe limbs and narrow hips that engorged and became more wide and buff as they ascended towards its chest. A chest covered in arms that had several weapons on their hands, each one unique on its own way. This daemon was older than humanity and the weapons it carried were all thus xenos or daemonic in nature.As the bombardment continued it roared loud, by some strange reason one of the closest ships exploded in orbit. No matter how many firepower we sent it seemed that both the already lifeless planet and the daemon were able to take it.The combined strength of all Cruisers and the direct impact of a Nova Cannon was needed to send it back to the warp. But who knows when will it appear again....After it was over there were some hours of confused silence. Not even the Inquisitor was really sure of what happened and she was being asked by everybody. During that time you managed to repair the Warp Drive and make most of the ship operational.>Allright guys. This arc is over. We didn't managed to hold the daemon but we became stronger, and that was our first mission right?>Now I give you four really important options, only one can be chosen and depending on what we choose we might have some companions or advantages.>A: Fake your death and go with the EldarCompanions: Elyadien / Other Eldar.Advantages: Xenotech. Forbidden knowledge. >B: Continue with OihanCompanions: Arwa / Fire in the SkinAdvantages: More military tech and training. Friends.>C: Join the Inquisitor.Companions: Julianus / Lanky.Advantages: Political Immunity. Strong companions. >D: Fake a failed warp drive and run away, become Pirates.Companions: No one so far.Advantages: Your own ship. Your own army ( Servitors and Penal legion ). Liberty.http://strawpoll.me/3882131
>>38731384>http://strawpoll.me/3882131You guys have until the next Wednesday to vote.
>>38731352If they were ordo Malleus there would of been grey knights.>>38731382The problem is the heretical magos 'gifted' Payload hasn't even opened yet...
>>38731410Fuck... this is a tough one, I'm going to go between A-C, although guardsman life would be quite shit at this point. The eldar are a losing hand no matter what, there species is dying and we'd be discriminated against by association.
>>38731384huh the space marine got recruited by the Inquisition?>>38731442They may very well be the only ones with the tech and know how that can save us.
>>38731384I'm going to say unless we are directly there to vouch for her, lanky WILL be tortured and executed. Everyone else will live on.
>>38731384I'm sure the advantages/disadvantages are a bit more complicated that that, right?For example, I would assume that someone in the ][nquisition would have access to some things we couldn't get elsewhere.Also, The eldar would probably be pissed about the daemon being free.
>>38731459of course he did. He proved himself loyal and likely wouldn't be accepted back into his own chapter.
>>38731488Pissed at US? Nah... Pissed at the imperium of man? Definitely. We've done good by them all in all for not interfering with there actions and for even assisting one of there own repeatedly.
Rolled 2 (1d2)Letting Arenji decide my vote1 for Lanky2 for Oihan
>>38731459It was the only logical option. He feels like needs to pay for his crimes and the idea of Inquisitors working with marines is not unheard of. Next to her Julianus will be able to hunt daemons and other scum.>>38731488Of course, if I gave all the info for free it would be way too easy wouldn't it?
>>38731526You know, barring one or two times where I was mildly frustrated at translation issues, you've done pretty good on your take so far. Keep it up.
>>38731526Huh so she was Ordo Malleus?Why weren't there any grey knights then?
Question, Arwa is the baby faced guardsman, right?
>>38731572She touched down on the planet for all of 5 seconds to secure a prisoner and her daughter.
>>38731541Thanks, it is really nice to hear compliments. I know that I sometimes fuck it up with the language but I try my best.>>38731584Yes. She appeared in the first threads and then became separated. The fact that he's not with her other two friends pretty much explains what kind of fate they had.
What's with the sudden surge of popularity for remaining with oihan?
>>38731633Dice gods + She thinks we are the best thing to happen to her division since sliced rations.
>>38731621If we become Pirates, can we go on a quest to recover Lanky from the Inquisitor?
>>38731674If we don't rescue her in the next two weeks its almost certain she'd have been executed/euthanized. So probably no.
>>38731674Can we just say that that goal seems.. Ludicrously far-fetched?Especially because she will die soon after the -][- leave
>>38731674>>38731691Granted, if we vouch for her she will likely live.
>>38731728If we vouch... by going with the inquisition.
Without spoiling anything, I'd like to remind EVERYONE here to vote. The vote can currently be swayed by one vote for almost anything.
>>38731674The pirate way is the one who gives most liberty as we are our own boss and we are the one who gives the orders, not everybody will take us kindly thought.>>38731726The Inquisitor is a Radical and after the operation Lanky became biologically human on a 90%. She doesn't seems as violent and hateful as her husband. Will she study, torture and kill her? Maybe yes, Maybe not...
Man, I really want to go with the eldar and I dont want us to be poked at with a scalpel and walk in to lanky with her ribcage wide open again.also fuck inquisitors theyre the stupidest motherfuckers ever
Inquisitors are always looking for exceptional people right? Oihan, Fire and arwa are currently missing their division as everyone else is dead. They are stalwart, strong, stubborn and skilled. Why wouldn't she pick them up too?
>>38731873We're not going to get poked at with a scalpel, shes interested in our mind not our body. The one thing she could prod is likely not even visibly damaged.
>>38731873Then vote eldar.They're the only ones who can potentially save us unlike the Inquisition.WOOT having a damned payload in our mind and a faulty chip...>>38731972That would reveal a certain chip...and if they use tech to dig around our mind they WILL find certain payload...
>>38731972Im just salty the one i want isnt winning
>>38732039>They're the only ones who can potentially save us unlike the Inquisitioncitation needed>>38732039>That would reveal a certain chip...and if they use tech to dig around our mind they WILL find certain payload...You just want Eldar for butts and lewds, not realizing an Eldar would never touch us unless it was a smut quest. This isn't.
You guys can stop samefagging now
It's about 2AM for me and I gotta wake up for class in 5 hours. Gonna upload it to the archive now. As always feel free to send ask, suggestions and critics. I will answer them all tomorrow on my twitter.Thanks everybody for this great thread and for following me even with my imperfect english.
>>38732145Also this is my first thread that reaches the 300 answers, you guys make me feel proud!
>>38732039That certain payload isn't in a physical form, it was digitally uploaded INTO our brain. They would NOT be able to find it.
>>38732145Couldn't we talk the inquisitor too pick up Oihan and the others? They've proven their valiantry, have seen chaos and are currently some of the few survivors of their regiment.
>>38732079No I don't its just they got the best tech short of Tau and are the best chance to save ourselves is through them.Otherwise I would totally vote guard(with preferably less deamons).But its too damn risky with us being a walking time bomb.
>>38732194They can root around by using our Admech implants to sift through it considering they are unable to do so the other way.Doing so would eventually reveal the payload...Remember they are interested in our brain/mind. Which just so happens to be where all our worst heresy is?How about that.
>>38732261Isn't that all malfunctioning?
>>38732209Eldar tech is psy based and made using psicho mateirals we'd muck them up. Additionally their tech would be useless on the virus because it has no proper interface. If the virus was coded they can't help and if it was chaos we'd be inured to it.And you're assuming that bomb will ever pop, it may not or it may have already.
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