>Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Novice%20Heretek%20Quest>General information:Characters (Updated): http://pastebin.com/DB95KE7FPlanets: http://pastebin.com/PncEDGjgBionics: http://pastebin.com/9sKPkCNFInventory (Updated): http://pastebin.com/NYugucwx>Thread Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaDAl5q4llQ>Quest Twitter:https://twitter.com/HeracorNahive>Summary: You are techpriest Heracor Nahive. You were forcefully implanted a brain chip that made you into little more than a working drone, after escaping your homeworld you somehow got yourself into a Imperial Cruiser. After a campaign that got yourself meddle with xenos and daemons you are now on a Frigate orbiting the recently ruins of what once was a Death World.>About the poll:I was a fool. The poll lasted for too long and I inadvertently posted it on the quest list several times. That's why the samefagging between Eldar/Pirate option became so rampant. I am sorry if any of you wanted the Eldar option but I got mad and just picked the one who was winning at that moment.
It seemed that you were safe, at least for now. The vox-comms were sending and receiving messages nonstop flooding even the potent Imperial broadcasting capacity. All the ships were asking what the hell happened and what that creature was.Maybe you were the only one that knew the truth. Looking down you focused on the destroyed planet and saw a breach that opened the crust deep into the core, leaving the melting metal heart exposed to the cold of space. The Tartarus volcano awakened and in a last enraged goodbye exploded creating another Exterminatus of smaller potency but equal might.The death and penal world of Plinia Vesus was no more. It wouldn’t even appear in the archives due to the daemonic apparitions and incursions that occurred there. The few survivors of this event would soon die and with them the last memories of this eerily beautiful and deadly planet. You looked back and became appealed from what you saw. There were medicae bunks filled with ill and/or wounded people, some of them didn’t even had their own place and just lied on the ground breathing with difficulty due of the poor air filtration system. After a quick counting you counted about three hundred and twenty five persons with medical needs.There were a few medics on board, around forty or so. Most of them were combat medics and they felt somewhat impotent due to the lack of materials and being untrained to treat illness instead of amputations. Some of the Penal guard tried to help the medics as best as they could but their help was limited at most.You felt a mix of guilt and despair for those collared soldiers. They were born into a lawless and hellish place and yet continued to be loyal. Regaining their sanity and not falling to the daemonic whispers made them be enemies of the rest of the prisoners and also the Guard that just saw those men and women as little more than scum.
>>38805503The newly created Plinian Penal Firehearts were given armor and weapons by the Skitarii but they weren’t truly a regiment, there wasn’t time to send the Inscription forms to the Administratum and besides its small numbers wouldn’t have made them valid any way. As their homeworld was now destroyed the Penal Firehearts were now metaphorical ghosts and honestly, they would be literal ones soon too. Their few combat capable guards and the heresy they saw meant a sure execution in the hands of Oihan or any other Commissar that got their hands on them. They were dead men walking and they knew it.Many ideas crossed your mind, racing and crossing against each other, several voices telling you new possibilities and the consequences they could carry with them. Joining Oihan was the most obvious and first one. Continuing with her would be nice as there was already sombe bonding that you had made with Fire in the Skin and Arwa among other guardsmen but you felt like that was way too risky and carried little reward. The Guard’s tech and bionics were a dream the first time you got them but now that you experienced working and fighting with true Skitarius you felt as if that firepower of the IG while numerous wasn’t truly strong. Besides joining Oihan and continuing with the Guard would mean a path of war that could end your life at any time.The Eldar option while attractive was the most heretical one. You barely saw her xenotech in action and honestly you doubted that it was better than what the AdMech could forge. Even if the technology that Elyadien could provide you was somehow better than the Imperial one they wouldn’t had much bionics to improve yourself with due to the incompatibility of Human
>>38805471Letting the poll up was a mistake but picking pirate makes no sense from a character or logistics point of view. It was likely done by spite voters, same fags or people wanting to screw things up.We have one troop transport incapable of warp travel(no space ship should be able to go into atmosphere without catastrophic damage, additionally they are massive and require thousands of crew), are going to have to deal with the many loyalists on ship, we are the only tech support on ship so we will be run ragged, we are not a leader as evidenced by the fact we're a techpreist and no one likes blanks ever. Additionally we will get hunted down by the inquisitor faster than anything once she realizes what's up. Even more damning she could easily send up an all systems bulletin on us.
>>38805516The Eldar option while attractive was the most heretical one. You barely saw her xenotech in action and honestly you doubted that it was better than what the AdMech could forge. Even if the technology that Elyadien could provide you was somehow better than the Imperial one they wouldn’t had much bionics to improve yourself with due to the incompatibility of Human and Xeno biology. On top of that you didn’t trust her. She used pawns to do the dirty job and blamed on us when it didn’t worked as she desired.Going behind the Inquisitor and join her retinue was another possible path. The kind of gear that the Inquisition was able to get their hands on was legendary and there were tales in my homeworld about Inquisitor visits that asked for a unique weapon or armor and how the entire forgeworld became dedicated to producing it. While an attractive option, due to the tech you could get your hands on and the presence of the Space Marine, you rejected the chance; you were honestly scared of her. Your apparent psi block worked with her daughter but who knows if it would protect you against her powers, besides that mind shield was reason enough for her to torture you for heresy. You felt bad for Lanky but she had to be sacrificed, it was her or you.You focused once again on the poor people that whimpered in pain around you. They survived a war and even if they made into the night they would be executed for what they saw and fought…Those people weren’t truly free, their loyalty and bravery was going to be rewarded with a bolt in the cranium. You clenched your fists in impotence and rage and then the fourth option hit your mind.
>>38805530The frigate you were travelling in was in a good shape but had its hull somewhat damaged, mostly from the battle on ground and the proximity of the holy exterminatus. It had functioning plasma engines and a warp drive. Maybe you could fake a failed warp jump due to the damage and run away, saving those people on the way and giving them true liberty.There was still some time to plan and do it thought, the arguing between the Navy and Guard power ups was still heated and it seemed like it would last for some more time at least.>Check the wounded people; help anywhere you can.>Explore the ship. See what it’s capable of.>See how many combat capable servitors are and put them under your control.>Try to hack into the explosive collars of the Penals and force them into submission.>Personally threaten the Navigators into making the jump.>Free action.
>>38805538>Check the wounded people; help anywhere you can.Most Ic thing we could do.
>>38805528I never said the ship was only transport, its a frigate, that's a warp capable ship.>>38805555working on this. nice quads by the way.
>>38805538First thing, hack the servitors.Second, free the Penals and make sure that they know it was us who freed them. If they sign up, great, otherwise they can be dropped off at the first life-bearing planet.
>>38805538>>Explore the ship. See what it’s capable of.>>See how many combat capable servitors are and put them under your control.ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. In secrecy if possible.
>>38805538>We need to review the Heretekal information that was dumped on us, how much of it there is, weather it has any capability of spreading of affecting us, etc, etc.
>>38805573A Frigate would still fall apart in a gravity well. Its still massive and not built for landing on planets.1.6 km long weighing around 6 megatonnes and having a crew of around 20+ thousand on average.
>>38805538This>>38805605Is me. Can I also vote against trying to seize the bloody ship all by ourselves.
>>38805610PROMETHIUM CAN'T MELT ADAMANTIUM BEAMS.
>>38805641BUT GRAVITY CAN BEND THEM UNITL THEY BREAK OR THE THINGS ON THEM DO!
>>38805610We'll have to come up with landers, but that's for later.Right now, our future brothers are dying or scared or tied to explosives for no good reasons. Gotta fix that. WITH SCIENCE.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f55QFVx470
>>38805538You know I was really against being a pirate but Damn, yeah lets save people! FUCK YEAH!>Check the wounded people; help anywhere you can.
>>38805664https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXoZsgNHquMWe have wounded. We have mechanical parts. The choice is obvious.
>>38805661See I'm all for making the lot of our brothers in arm better and all. Just not rushing off getting declared a traitor while there is an Inquisitor literally right there. Seriously she could send out a warning and call for annihilation on us via astropath before we got to wherever we were heading. Also she could order any number of the fleet to hunt us, and since she is an inquisitor and they are only standard navy, it'd stick.
>>38805710mechanical peg legs and hook hands?
>>38805471So the worst option was picked despite it only being samefagged?Quest dropped.
>>38805711The Inquisitor will only see someone trying to look after crew, which has been priority one on a damaged ship since the time of Ulysses. And there's no need to being declared a traitor yet."I am temporarily in charge because I know what I'm doing", in an emergency situation, is a good idea, if nobody else is. If she has a problem with it, we can tell her "You should've done this yourself, and you didn't, so I did. The important thing is that human lives were saved."Plenty of time to plank her later.
>Check the wounded people; help anywhere you can.The outlook was bleak. The already narrow corridors were almost blocked by bed bunks with all kinds of wounded people, there was even a baby being cradled, how such an infant reached that place was something you couldn't muster.. The smell of hydrogen peroxide filled the corridors in an asphyxiating manner. A small combat medic and a penal guard tried to save a man who was bleeding profusely from all the orifices of its face. The medic, a jet black haired girl with its face totally covered in freckles, desperately tried to inject different serums while the helper, a tall man totally covered in patched armor, tried to wake the patient's heart with a chest massage.The vit-diagnoster went bleeped like crazy indicating the patient's null heartbeat and dying status. The man who seemed to be on Death's grasp was young, maybe didn't managed to reach it's twenties and all the color of its face was now devoid, its skin looking completely pale and moribund.Focusing on the bigger scale you saw that he wasn't the only case, with your ear bionics you managed to hear more machines announcing disturbances in the people's bodies and many whispered last words all around you.It seemed that the ship was built as an emergency hospital and that for some reason or another there wasn't the chance of evacuating it to safety. Maybe it would have been better if all those people stood on land, the Exterminatus would have killed them quick and the destruction would have been so massive that their simple organic minds wouldn't be able to understand what happened before dying. It was late now, most of those people deserved the Emperor's mercy but you weren't trained to give it and seemed that the medics who could do that procedure had some strange obsession of trying to save them at all cost, best thing you could do would be try to turn them into servitors.
>>38805721And a tricorn hat and a power main-gauche.>mfw we got the here-tech to build one from the hellplanet
>>38805729What should I do then? Start again and pick the Eldar option?>>38805610We still don't know what kind of ship do we have. After inspecting it I will give technical data and you will be able to sperg properly.
>>38805742Turn them into servitors then! The ship will need hands, they don't have to be connected to a soul. Only, you know, put a switch on that last part, if we can.
>>38805756Make another poll, end it in an hour.If pirates wins, just resume.
>>38805771I would have said just hold another vote
>>38805771I'm really considering this. How many more people agree?
>>38805771>>38805782>>38805794I would like to support a short poll or voteI'm not liking the "KILL THEM ALL ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL" direction things are taking.
>>38805729Both Eldar and Pirates got samefagged to hell.Eldar Reasons: waifuing, not realizing because of what we are we cannot into their psychic technology at all,Pirates reasons: Freedom! Finally we're a REal Heretek! Lol suffering. Legitimately believing its a good option.>>38805739She's off the ship now. Thing is she is watching us. Anything suspicious happens? She'll look into it. Then we're up shit creek.>>38805756Honestly running a pool for two hours then closing it to avoid so much blatant samefaggery would be my advice, Or hold a five minute length vote for it.But it's your quest, do what you think is best. We're going to be stuck here while the fleet sorts it self out anyways.>>38805758NO knee jerk reactions, Let the brilliant Techie think anon.>>38805794Poll or vote would be nice. Cause let's face it Us being a pirate leader would not end well. Our charisma is shitty at best.
Okay, so, pirate path.What's our current objective?At the start it was to take vengeance on those magoses that installed our brain chip. To do so we fled the place so they couldn't catch us and joined up with the IG in an effort to get combat training and access to better equipment.Then there was the whole kerfuffle with that demon planet but having failed to contain it there's little we CAN do about this and moreover, I still don't really think it's in Heracor's interests to try anyway.As far as I can tell he's still looking to get power-ups and then finally confront the magoses.Which comes back to the pirate route:It's literally offering nothing to aid us in this endeavour - rather, it's severely crippling all our chances at it.-We won't have access to Admech facilities. We won't have access to IG aid.-We don't even have a large number of people on our ship, let alone combat ready ones - do we intend to just fly around and recruit the down and destitute?-The ship's damaged, not really sure how we intend to deal with that as an outlaw.-Heracor isn't the kinda guy who'd have or know where to start accruing underworld contacts to make it through this. Nor is he really the kinda guy able to blag his way through security when trying to convince places to trade, fix, and so onI just... I don't know what the hell we're trying to do any more.Anyway, unless using the eldar beacon now is an option, I'm just gonna lurk for a while until I have any idea how to play this.All I wanted was to upgrade our spine... ;_;
>>38805794I'm fine with going rogue. But I'm a newfag (read threads on suptg, first time posting)."Wherever we want to go, we go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That's what a ship needs. But what a ship is...what the Black Pearl really is...is freedom."
>>38805811Anon, Fiddle?, Lets face it we got rejoicefagged.>>38805822Thing is we lose admech support, and while we're good we are the only techpreist here, as we had to start the engines. We'd be in deep shit trying to lead and fix everything on a massive ship.
>>38805794I'd be fine with it, but as I said earlier, I also like the way things were looking in the op like Hey we could save a bunch of people so I'd also be fine if we didn't or if pirate won
>>38805811>It's literally offering nothing to aid us in this endeavourI wonder how much the Farsight would enjoy our warpdrives ?
>>38805845Well, presumably, if we decided to get in with, say, the inquisition, we would still probably be given enough time to help the medics a bit before we shuttle off to the other ship.
>>38805831Maybe. I know little about 40k, but my experience with IRL ships is that one good engineer and a bunch of grease monkeys is sufficient to deal with most things until you can make it to port. If you don't have a port....>>38805861Or this, let's go say hi to the xcom aliens!
>>38805809>Eldar Reasons: waifuing, not realizing because of what we are we cannot into their psychic technology at all,I was samefagging that at the end simply as an attempt to avert the pirate one from winning. At the time there was someone counteracting it with pirate so I decided to wait til near the closing of the poll rather than waste all night on it.And then pirate won by 3 votes.
>>38805845See the thing is we go pirate we pretty doom all of them to death. WE know nothing of piracy and what to do. We'd get killed.>>38805867Frigates even small one make Aircraft carriers look tiny. Hell the are bigger than some cities. Average frigate weigh 6 megatonnes and have 20k+ crew.>>38805865>>38805867Assuming we know about the tau, we know they actually need the things, assuming we are closely and assuming we won't get shot down for violating their space. All supposing we get away successfully.>>38805878Yeah I get it. We had suffering fags and MUST BE A REAL HERETEK fags shoving this down our throats.
>Continue with the Imperial Guard+Access to relatively good tech and chances to study the different races.+Keep your friends as close companions.-Constant war means lot of risk to your life.-You wont have power to command.>Go with the Inquisition.+Very good equipment and bionics.+Lots of influence and power, possibility to gain powerful friends.+You will be able to keep an eye on Lanky and be able to continue next to a Space Marine.-Very VERY dangerous missions. -Risk to get discovered at any time doing Heresy multiplies as we will be always be under the Inquisition's baleful eye.>Become a Pirate.+Have command power.+Less limitations when it comes to tech heresy.+Lot's of freedom.-Become enemy with both the Imperium and everybody else.-Considered traitor if discovered>Eldar+Good weapons and lots of knowedge.+Rejuvenation and lifespan increase because of the webway's effect.-Considered a traitor if discovered.-Considered a freak among Eldar.-Virtually nonexistant bionic technology.> http://strawpoll.me/3907210
>>38805865nah I mean it sound slike these guys are gonna get a bullet to the head if we don't get them out of here.>>38805906Ehh you win some you lose some.
>>38805921You guys have one hour. There have been only eight people so far ( including me ). If the poll reaches 10 votes I will consider it void.
>>38805831>spoilerMaaaaaaaybe...>>38805861Does Heracor even have knowledge about the Tau? Either way, his perspective on them will undoubtedly be one of dire mistrust due to their AI usage (assuming the fact that they're filthy xenos doesn't put him off)>>38805867>one good engineer and a bunch of grease monkeys is sufficient to deal with most things until you can make it to port. If you don't have a port....Update said hull damage which is going to be far beyond a few guys' capabilities on a frigate and yeah, about that port.
>>38805929I suggest you close votes once it hits 8 then.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>38805921touch choice, Do I pick IG for friendship Or do I pick Inquisition for some Lanky Booty. Arenji, You deside for me please.
>>38805950Well, there may be a few lurkers.
The way I see it, with the inquisition we MIGHT be able to save some of these people. We were a witness to they're loyalty and seeing as all of these soldiers are ghosts documentedly speaking, they'd make for a perfect inquisitorial guard unit. Many of these are also the fittest of the techies.
8 votes reached, inquisition wins.
>>38805921My heart says YARR MATEY but my head says Guard. Good balance of autonomy and support.Eldar... do we need them? do they need us? At best we'd be pawns. Unless we can into waifu, but eh, that's not interesting.Sadface for no Tau option.Staying with the guard is also the easiest way to defect later, so a good way to hedge bets.
>>38805954Swiggity Swooty it is
>>38805962Maybe we could even persuade her to take them into her retinue?
>>38805978Also its been said that theres beginning to be a hypoxia issue due to the poor filtration system, any way we could fuck with that? This, the way I see it, we can be most influential in the inquisition, especially seeing if we went full heresy from there we could cause SIGNIFICANT damage. As opposed to with the IG where we'd just get blammed.
>>38805962>>38805978so you mean to tell me that we can save these guys and not become pirates at the same time?>shrugSounds good to me
As a wise man once said "Have you ever tried going mad without power? Its boring, nobody listens to you!"
>>38805984Yes, that's something we are qualified to fix. So let's do that regardless.>>38805995Primo chance to steal a ship here, though... will it happen again?
>>38805811>What's our current objective?>At the start it was to take vengeance on those magoses that installed our brain chip. To do so we fled the place so they couldn't catch us and joined up with the IG in an effort to get combat training and access to better equipment.It is still that objective. It's just that Heracor after having its first war experience had a epiphany and doubted if the guard was the best option, and since there were other options available he had even more doubts.The main mission is still return to the Forgeworld strong as fuck and kick some bionic asses and ask why they were so fucking douchey.
>>38805974>Sadface for no Tau option.I'd much rather we got our hands on some necron goodies than tau stuff. Nothing says epitome of techpreist upgrades like living metal and green lighting guns
>>38805974Like I said Eldar would sjut use us or look down on us casue they are as xenophobic as humanity is. Plus or blankness means we can't sue most of their tech cause it's psy and warp based.>>38805995Pretty much why pirate would fail.>>38805978Maybe I mean there are only a few left and they 've proven their loyalty. Hell we can just touch them. If they are tainted they blow up, if not they're good.>>38806008Frigate isn't primo, A cruiser would tempt us though.>>38805984Definitely fix those filters.
>>38805984Uh, as worried as I am by the implication that some want to go to -][- just for the damage we can cause there, and -][- vote is okay with me, I guess.
Ok, Inquisition wins. I think that we luckily changed our mind soon enough to not have to start the thread over. Working on the next wall of text.
>>38806028Considering we're already a makeshift blank..... necron would be fitting, but lets just dissemble the stuff and claim we found an Stc fragment for our "new" designs.
>>38806009Thanks for confirming. The pirate option really makes no sense with that goal in mind unless we intend to do it as a brief stint whilst fleeing from all the mess here with the intention of leaving the pirates to go about their business whilst signing up with a new imperium group (more IG, some skiitari, etc)
Also, as we know from SOME people... the inquisition is always happy to take a free warp ship... Or a cheap warp ship... even if its literally a floating demon infested scrap heap.
>>38806041And get blammed because no inquisitor would believe you can find holy relics in a drain. Well, except for space marine power swords.
>>38806100An additional benefit of going to the inquisitoress!We could get our grubby mitts on that SWORD.
>>38806142The marine kept the Space Wolf sword, no way he would let us have that weapon and run away.
>>38806030Eldar was pretty tempting but not really in line with our plans.I figure teaming up with them would have all but Elyadien basically ignore us unless convenient but Ely seemed to favour us well enough last we met her. Plus our blankess would probably make them hate us.From there I'd imagine they'd make use of us as, well, what we are: a techpriest. We'd probably end up accompanying Ely on more infiltration stuff.In time we'd show ourselves to be worthy enough for a monkeigh and they'd probably only laugh at us behind our backs instead of to our face. No doubt we'd be able to make SOME use of studying their xeno tech and could probably wrangle some neat monomolecular stuff along the lines of the harlequin kiss or tiny shurikens etcAs I said, it was pretty tempting and we'd potentially even be able to grab more bionics from infiltration stints.But sticking to Oihan or the -][- is far more direct when it comes to our revenge.>>38806100We just gotta keep it on the low down until we outrank them. There's still that plasma gun we found and handed to Konterus that was theoretically something we had access to. Not sure whether it escaped the planet though.
>>38806159No, what I mean is we could (possibly maybe) persuade julianus to SHOW it to us, so we can get a bit of idea about that quality of craftsmanship.Why would we want to steal it?just use the info we get from it to make a BETTER sword!blackjack, hookers, etc, etc.
>>38806092Why can I see the inquisitor using us to go through and Clean/repair a re warp tainted ship while Julianus keeps the greebly thing off our back?>>38806100No no not now. we Don't even know about the necrons yet. We could however fake it and say we found some old papers from one and used them to better our work. Maybe! it's a maybe thing.>>38806159Would he be adverse to us studying it uninvasively? After all we are a techpreist and it is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Plus we can care for it in ways he can't since he isn't a techmarine.>>38806173Yup.
Anyway, just in case you're planning to don't retcon the start of this thread Axsisel.Just have us review our thoughts on leading this ship in light of the various issues with it (damaged, unwell small crew, etc) and give us the opportunity to gain comms with the Inquisitor
>>38806268oh, that sounds good.
>>38806268Sounds about right. Heracor As a semi bionic man thinks quickly and despite his impulses he should recognize what would and wouldn't work.
Oh thank goodness common sense won out. Really the only options that wouldn't immediately shoot us in the foot were the imperial paths. Plus's I like our cast of characters and would hate to leave them all behind. I'm gonna miss Ohian and Fire but at least this way we can make sure Lanky doesn't get blammed.
>>38805742No matter how many calculations you did all those people couldn't be saved. The Guard would mostly abandon them but maybe the psyker, with all her might and power could do a miracle.You walked to the main control room and contacted with her ship. A massive Cruiser Identified with the name "Speculum Animae". Her ship was really notable among the Navy float, not because its dimensions or weapons but for its colors, all golden and with lots of sigils on the surface and a massive two headed eagle head whose eyes spew plasma fire and from whose beaks lied a twin linked Plasma Lances.A holograph of her face appeared in the center, it was magnified giving her gigantic proportions and making her even more intimidating. It seemed that the warped and psychic nature of her mask interfered with the holo-capturers as it was reflected as a static blur."I thought that you would need more time to meditate about my offer, I guess I was wrong. I should have known that techpriest have replacements on their brains instead of meditating make cold calculations in mere seconds." She taunted you."In fact I am not there to decline or accept, but to negotiate." You felt somewhat confident, her taunt becoming ineffective due to your slightly asocial nature. "There are people here who have fought and have become wounded, they won't survive long unless taken to your Cruiser and taken care off.""Oh?~" Replied her, she sounded both surprised and delighted, maybe because you didn't answered like she expected. "Well and why aren't they all turned into servitors? After all what they have seen and experienced that would be even a good fate for their poor, poor souls.">Sorry for the short answer and the long time. I had to ditch everything I had planned and improvise due to the change.
>>38806337The ship was damaged and the crew was not ready to man it on their own. You would have it hard to convince her.>Offer her to study you if she accepts.>Tell her that everybody inside will become their loyal soldiers and that since they have fought daemons they would accept doing it again.>Surrender and join her on your own, leave those wounded persons to their own luck.>Free action.
>>38806337>>38806347"Most of them will be of greater use to the Empire with their humanity intact. They have fought daemons and kept their wits upon them. This is experimental evidence for the hypothesis that they can do so again."
>>38806347>Tell her that everybody inside will become their loyal soldiers and that since they have fought daemons they would accept doing it again.>Also what >>38806376 said
So now that we know that we are going with the Inquisiton do you players wanna know what I had planned in the other paths?
>>38806347>Tell her that everybody inside will become their loyal soldiers and that since they have fought daemons they would accept doing it again.And while being Servitors may make them Marginally better in combat, Any with a strong grasp of technology could hack them. Additionally they've fought the ruinous powers and haven't fallen. I would think it would most useful to have such people on hand to fight such things as you find them. After all it is an Inquisitors job to find and eliminate such things correct? Why wait for a force that could be horribly late when you already have one on hand?
>>38806401Sure, telegraphic style.
>>38806401Sure if you want.
>>38806401yes!>>38806376Not bad with the wording.
>>38806337>Sorry for the short answer and the long time. I had to ditch everything I had planned and improvise due to the change.That's alright man, it's a shame we encountered this road bump but at least we're over it now.>>38806347>Tell her that everybody inside will become their loyal soldiers and that since they have fought daemons they would accept doing it again.Seriously, these are people that no-one would miss, that have remained loyal despite living on a daemon infested planet, remained loyal haveing FOUGHT daemons and have no other chances of survival beyond what the Iq would grant them. There's practically nothing better to recruit from.
>>38806401Maybe wait a little for us to establish our newly chosen path first. That way we won't be tempted to try and do another revote after seeing that one of the other options had such and such etc
I made it.Just a thought, maybe using a poll to decide wasn't a great idea. Maybe letting us discuss through the thread while we took care of some minor things would have been better? Oh well. Too late I suppose.
>>38806414>>38806416>>38806418Guard: We would have ended in a Tau vs Exodite conflict. Communist vs Hippies vs Space Nazis in SPACEPirate: We would have found an Ork Rok that had some human slaves and after a random warp jump pretty much materialyzed inside the stomach of a Tyranid Bio Titan, after that the ship would jump into the warp again and appear in the system that the MC would have reached, there would have been in the Rok; Genestealers, Orks, Daemons, Tyranorks, Possesed Orks, Warp Mutated Tyranids and the Boss would have been a Possesed Genestealork. SILLY, I KNOW.Eldar: We would have been paired with a naive sculptor bonesinger that was once tasked with the construction of a warp gate in a formerly Imperial world, there he saw a statue of the Emperor and how many guardsmen protected it with their life. He wrongly believed that those men were just protecting art and became interested in human art. Believes that Heracor is a constructor too and gives him a Bonecarina, a ocarina made with wraithbone (STUPID AS FUCK) and covers his bionics with wraithbone, giving it a porcelain skin yet human appareance.
>>38806515Ok what is the relevance to this?
>>38806552The little cyborg that could!>>38806516Badass. I suspect the Iq path will be just as good.
>>38806516So... wait... Eldar route we just become an architect then? Like, the others have conflicts mentioned...Unless you just hadn't considered where to go from there yet, rather opting to think more when it happened
>>38806516Guard: Sounds about right. This regiment is on shit storm duty cause of the daemon fighting last mission. Trying to grind them down into manageable numbers.Pirate: So giant space hulk with lots of weird shit going on and us being outnumbered and out gunned. SO basically like the deamon world with orks and tyrranids thrown in. Ouch.Eldar: Eh The bionic covering would be neat. But Heracor would still be a walking emp to most of their tech. Not too mention most would dislike him. Not too mention we'd be used as canon fodder on the mission more than likely.>>38806571So you're saying that's us?
>>38806624Yeah that's kinda how I imagine us looking like. Then again, I'm more familiar with Dr. Who than with 40K.
>>38806516Well, inquisition path has the meeting a jokaero potential.Although trying to invent wraithbone bionics for our use or using tyranork genes to make an adapting universal cure to all diseases, becoming a galactic hero and being Nurglites enemy #1 could have been neat.
>>38806646Well... We look a lot more like pic related, though the OP has the appropriate facial design
>>38806646We look a lot like pic in Op.>>38806657Thing is we can't make wraithbone as its sung from the warp, and most of their stronger weapons have psionic components, so those are out too. As for the tyranork genes? Probably so chaos tainted anyone using them goes straight mutant or worse. Remember cure all piss Nurgle off something fierce.
>>38806665Oh, and this is surprisingly accurate when it comes to our existing bionics. We got robolegs, one arm replaced whilst the other is still fleshy, buncha dendrites...
>>38806698It's Nurgle. He'll be very disappointed instead. It's his daemons and followers that would be pissed the hell off.As for the eldar tech, I'm thinking more along the lines of studying mechanisms, components, and material, and then try to create a non psychic or warp dependent alternative.
>>38806738> more cybernetics than a xcom floater> voltmeter with textmode LCDlooks legit
>>38806746Well yeah still have multiple GUOs coming over to kick our shit in is not what i'd call a good time.As for elder tech we might be able to do that. Maybe if we are really lucky and have lots of time. But if we try that we might get them pissed at us for making a mockery of their tech, or if we are really unlikely they'll look at us like the necrons as hyper advanced space magic tech is kinda the necron's niche.
>>38806802$0k has a really fucked up tech scale. How else would you explain titans, warp travel and plasma guns working hand in hand with ww2 era tanks and bayonets?
>>38806807>lots of timeWell a listed benefit was extended lifespan so...
>>38806347After thinking of a good answer you came with an excellent one."Most of them will be of greater use to the Empire with their humanity intact. They have fought daemons and kept their wits upon them. This is experimental evidence for the hypothesis that they can do so again."She became mute for some seconds, a time were you double checked if she was really silent or the mic feed became damaged. "That is an inviolable truth. Not everybody can fight with the arch-enemy and keep their sanity. Tell me more about them.""It seems that for some reason or another..." You hoped she couldn't read your mind over the distance, hell you hoped she couldn't read your mind at all. "...there were heretical cults all around the planet. There were several prisons on the surface, each with the dimensions of a medium sized city. In each one the prisoners lived on their own and developed its own aberrant culture of death. Those men behind me are the exception, for some reason or another they remained sane enough and developed a hatred for anything tainted. Those were the men that fought the last stand and defended those wounded that were on this ship. If it weren't for them the daemons would have claimed many more lives."She tilted her head lightly, and seemed to think about it, oddly she took one of her gloved hands to the mask as if she were placing it on her lips and thinking about it. "How many have survived?"You looked back and focused on them with your aiming eyes, a warning message popped advising you to not open fire against humans but it was easy to close it."About 50...ready to fight. There are many others but they need medical attention."Inquisitor Karelia didn't wanted to admit it but she needed those men, she and his Husband used to travel together and share its armed forces, he descended into the planet with about 200 persons that were distributed between the different prisons and outposts and it seemed that none of them survived.
>>38806823Yeah but I meant as in free time. Which given we're a filthy monkeigh on an elder craftworld, we wouldn't not have supervision.
>>38806834"Show me what you are able to do, techpriest, carry that ship there and get the bridges ready."You quickly ran towards the navigators but a strong metallic hand stopped you before, you looked at the person who grabbed you, it was Flamesword, its torso looked skewed and distorted in an impossible way, some of its ribs sticking out of his skin. "T-there..." he gurgled before giving you the same plasma rifle that Grillidae found. After that he seemed to enter into a shock, its sword fragment made crow fell from its head. Some medics ran after him but you stopped them, his time was over.With his crown and the rifle on your hands you walked towards the psykers that could take you to the other ship. You had a new mission to do.>Sorry for the late answer, my internet is being a dicktard and it says “upload failed” if I try to post a pic too
>>38806807That reminds me.Suggested goal (one of them) for the quest: surpass Necron tech.Because nothing is impossible with SCIENCE, especially the ones the DON'T FOLLOW RULES OR LAWS!
>>38806847I know your pain, Axsisel. I know your pain.
>>38806847>plasma rifle>sword crownYesss.... YEESSSSSSSSSS.....
>>38806886>B-but dead skitarii friend
>>38806847We'll mourn the loss of a great piece of kit later.Priority one: Fix the air.Priority two: Get this thing moving to safety.
>>38806847Flamesword, thank you brother. May the Omnisaiah accept you with open arms.As for post it's fine internet slowness happens.Now lets get this tub moving.>>38806865Thing is we could maybe do that eventually. Maybe
>>38806865>Not giving the Robo-Rex better armsGod dammit, can't you cog head do anything right?
>>38806847I hope we can at least tell Oihan our goodbyes.Also, since we still have the button, we technically have a bit of Eldar tech to study. Nothing groundbreaking in any way whatsoever, but who knows, maybe there's something that let's us figure out something convenient and can help in everyday use in some small ways.
>>38806937Hey they brought him back from the dead. Give the gear heads time. Better arm are a tier 2 upgrade. After all it comes with power claws.>>38806949I too want to tell our commissar good bye. Though chances are since her regiment is getting put through the ringer now, we'll see her again.
>>38806937Give it huge Vulcan Mega Bolters for arms and it's perfect.
>>38806949Should be simple: the inquisitor wanted us, you don't argue with an inquisitor, goodbye, it was an honor, whats the irony of getting involved in an even more dangerous career path than the guard?
>>38806967I like you.
>>38806902He is one with the Omnissiah now and we shall treasure our memories of him by emblazoning our head with his crown.
The navigators stood into a closed door, the navigators from this particular house didn’t liked to be bothered not now, not ever. Calling the door was of no luck even after you stated your mission.“Bring a Commissar and we’ll talk!” You considered using the newly acquired plasma rifle to blow the door but a quick beforehand analysis stopped you completely. The temperature inside was way colder than in the rest of the ship with the exception of a few Hidrogen deposits.After accessing the closes cogitator you discovered that the air filtration systems were powering the rest of the ship at 60% and their big room at 140% power.Those Navigators were the only ones that had fresh pure air and in a greater quantity. Their brains were surely into a oxi-high right now and if you had blown up the door the plasma would have created a great fire explosion that would have engulfed at least half of the ship.>Try to use your chainsword to open the door.>Cut their air supply and force them out.>Find a wounded Commissar and take him to the door.>Free action.
Do you guys think that I should write and upload it as soon as it reaches 2000 characters or write it all and then post it all at once?
>>38807013>Find a wounded Commissar and take him to the door."The commissar requests better air for them and their men. I suggest you comply unless you want them to discipline you."
>>38807013Swap the settings on the air supply, then find a wounded commissar. This will equalize oxygen relative pressure over time since there are big environments.
>>38807013Balance out the air power to 100 100then>Find a wounded Commissar and take him to the door.Provided he can walk on his own or can be moved with a minimum of fuss.
>>38807013>Cut their air supply and force them outNice and simple. We can completely reroute all power to the main ships air supply to faster starve them and replenish.I imagine we could probably also get that door open intact too with our leet hacking skills.>>38807038All at once is best I find
>>38807013I'll back >>38807051
>>38807038Write it in Word or something similar, then copy paste segments that fit.
>>38807069I think he was asking preference between:T0: Start writingT1: Written 2k characters. Post, still writingT2: Written the rest of the update. PostandT0: Start writingT2: Post several update with entire update
>>38807013> "The inquisitor has asked for our ship to be brought to hers. While not such an easy task as doing nothing I imagine the consequences might make the choice more attractive."
What's this people keep saying about necron tech?
>>38807129That maybe we'll want to look at it later. Maybe. Right now we don't even know what they are. Also all that crackling lightning makes you a dam easy target.
>>38807129Necrons have pretty much won at science. If you guys manage to get some of it it will be near impossible to improve further that point.
>>38807154Fair enough. Could we integrate some of the less heretical and more efficient bits into existing imperial tech?
>>38807104Yeah, that's what I meant.
>>38805471Mfw I see the first post about the straw poll.Mfw I made the first Pirates vote because pirates are fucking awesome, and I didn't think anyone would seriously go for it.Mfw samefags win it and we re-poll.I'mokaywiththis.jpg
>>38807013Cut the air supply while delegating someone to find a commissar.
>>38807223Whichever works for you boss.>>38807225Meaning? Sorry not trolling jut a little ambiguous. Are you saying you voted for pirates as a joke and are ok with revote due to samefaggery on it or are unhappy?
>>38807210If we do find a way to improve, then we extra win at science.The Mechanicus will make us a Saint, even if we go full heretek. Or loathe us with a passion, for proving the belief that all technology has already been discovered to be false.
>>38807301See we just say we had Been given inspiration from the Omnissaiah, he wants us to find what was lost. All of which is true. just not Necron tech is more lost to man than STc stuff.
>>38807013>Swap the settings on the air supply, then find a wounded commissar. This will equalize oxygen relative pressure over time since there are big environments.You exchanged the power levels. A cold pure breeze of air hit on your head and downing your hood. The refreshing wind makes your few strands of Brown hair to ruffle, it is pretty pleasant, maybe its the first time in all your life that you notice how good does it feel something like the wind against your face.Focusing back on your mission you run and search among all the bed for a commissar, there are many dead ones who lie with their beaked hats resting and hiding their faces. The rest of the dead are left on the ground or on corners but for respect the dead Commissars stay on their bunks after passing.After thirty minutes you found one, he was missing one leg and had both arms severely burned and filled with shanrpel, it surely was because its plasma rifle exploded while shooting it. There was no time to castigate him for mistreating the machine spirit now. Carefully you woke him up and quickly explained the situation. He agreed to go with you but didn’t promised miracles, jokingly also asked you to raise his arm and execute some Navigator if they didn't agreed and he passed out.
>>38807417With him on your back you were able to carry his dead weight all the way back, if it weren’t for your magnetic legs you would have lost the balance and surely kill him by accident.After another thirty minutes aproximately you were again on the Navigatori room. “OPEN UP I HAVE AN INQUISITOR WITH ME!”On the other side the crewmen wasn’t so cocky now that the oxigen levels on their brain weren’t high but low. Breathing heavily they opened the door without even checking. The pressure difference slightly pushed me inside and made me topple him down by accident. After an hour of less oxigen they were as weak as the wounded people were before.Soon the levels of oxygen were equal on both sides and everybody was conscious and could breathe normally even if a tad weak. You felt tired too, not only from carrying the man but also from so much running and fighting, the last time you remembered sleeping was after you lost your consciousness, maybe over two days ago? You couldn’t truly remember.The strange warp glaring psykers stood with their purple and gold robes in front of you and their strange three black eyes piercing with every look.“State the reason of your presence Tech-priest.”“There is an Inquisitiorial ship near, the Inquisitor Karelia has offered us joining her retinue. We have to take this ship towards her, it’s some kind of fire trial for her.”“Well…” Said an androgynous Navigator that had several piercing rings on her lower lip. “The ship is half destroyed but it won’t be impossible. Will you help us techpriest?”>Help them and see how they work.>Decline and inform to the wounded and the penals of what is going to happen.>Decline and study the plasma rifle and the crown.>Free action.
>>38807432>Help them and see how they work.
>>38807432"If required. Otherwise, my skills are needed in the mending of the wounded."Can probably start with Commissar Hoppy, here.
>>38807417>jokingly also asked you to raise his arm and execute some Navigator if they didn't agreed and he passed out.This guy has a great sense of humour. We should try and help him find a replacement leg if we get a moment.
>>38807432>Help them and see how they work.Uhh I'm a blank is that a good idea?
>>38807432>>38807473thisAlso mention they do not want us near them for psionic stuff, otherwise explosions.
>>38807432>Decline and study the plasma rifle and the crown.Nope, their responsiblity to do their job. It's plasma rifle time...
>>38807432>>38807473I'm good with that.
>>38807632Doubt it, might have been someone who patterned himself after the famous hero of the imperium though.
>>38807432>>Help them and see how they work.Why not? This ship will be repaired one way or another. Not doing so would be a waste of the emperors resources.
With a simple shake you denied their request, while it was interesting to see the procedure there wouldn't be anything you could learn from such a psychic ritual, all you might find educational would be calculating the speed, acceleration and other parameters of the ship as it moved. You wouldn't do it anyway, there was people in need, you could see more space ships in action in the future."If required. Otherwise, my skills are needed in the mending of the wounded."The commissar was now resting on the ground, snoozing in a relaxed manner as if he wasn't badly burned and missing a leg. He didn't even noticed when you carried him, during all the way back you had to endure her snoozing close to your augmented ear. The poor man had been really useful and he did help while wounded so you just shrugged it off. You couldn't be mad with him, in fact you felt like he needed a small reward.Instead of taking him into his bed you swiftly placed him on the operation table and unwrapped the dirty bands that covered his stump. The severed part was cut as best as the medic had been possible but it was easy to see how desperate and nervous the poor anonymous operationer was. There were several bonesaw cuts on his thigh but those weren’t really profound.As the ship silently advanced you went and constructed a bionic leg. It took longer than usual, surely because of the low power levels or because as you were the only techpriest your chants didn’t fully awakened the machine spirits.The leg was strong and sturdy, yet agile and quick. With this he would be even able to kick a grenade before it exploded. This would be a nice gift for when he wakes up.
>>38807749We can be the bionics fairy, leaving people augmented gifts for when they wake up...
>>38807812While the ship moves, help preserve life. Or decide what can be turned into a servitor efficiently.Also, call the Inquisitor. "I have done my part. You will do yours, and the Omnissiah will smile on our endeavors."Do we still have our boy (or girl) parts?
>>38807749Two servitors carry him to his bunk, as you walk behind them you see the people scared and wondering what is happening. From the windows and stained glasses how the ship we were on started moving and approached the side of the massive cruiser was visible.“We are going to that ship! We are saved!” You yelled after connecting to the vox-casters and broadcasting the message all over the ship.The fear was soon turned into joy; you avoided details like that it was an Inquisitor ship since that might have turned the fear into pure terrorAfter an hour eight bridges connected both ships and everybody started moving towards the Speculum Animae. There were some considérate people that moved the wounded first but some others were so relieved that their souls became selfish and ran towards the entrance without letting the crippled ones go first.>Hide yourself among the mass of people and try not stand out a lot. See how they are received.>Go directly towards the Inquisitor.>Try to hide behind some object and explore the ship on your own.>Free action.
>>38807850We do still have mister roger downstairs.
>>38807850Yup. I even offered installing a weapon down there once and the people said nay. When I implement an SoB waifu you all will regret saying no to the Meltacock.
>>38807866>Go directly towards the Inquisitor.I feel like we should have told them what fate we had cobbled together for them before they started leaving...Ah well, we did our best. Up to them to look worthy in the eyes of the Inquisitor
>>38807866>Go directly towards the Inquisitor.No point beating around the bush, time to be punctual. As a techpriest we are no subtle and hiding would be ridiculous.
>>38807866Try and coordinate the movement of personnel and supplies as best you can. If hoppy has woken back up get him to help, He's a commissar they'll listen.
>>38807905I'm sure Lanky will forgive us.
>>38807866>Go directly towards the Inquisitor.
>>38807905Oh I thin Heracor can melt the SOB waifu with the equipment the emperor already provided wink wink.
>>38807927My brother of African decent
Before I continue. Do you guys want me to also include the time they spend in the warp when they travel from world to world like when the MC went from his homeworld to the now destroyed planet or do timeskips?I mean during the warp time we spent the first time we did a lot of stuff but it was just 1 month of time and it takes from thread 2 to 9
>>38807994If we are keeping the frigate operating, a lot of time will probably be spent in repairs.If we aren't, a lot of itme will probably be spent fixing stuff up, or taking time to get a good look at The Shiny Things.So we can fast forward a bit maybe?
>>38807905That sounds like the perfect Slaaneshi trap.100% success rate, they never see it cumming.
>>38807994I quite like the down time we get. Are there facilities on the ship to get some bionics? 'Cus if we're not busy fighting daemons for a month or so we could probably get some of those upgrades that take a while to deal with the side effects.Having some aftermath and training scenes are fun (for me, anyway)
>>38807994Well, nor this time at least.We need to check out several things on this ship.
>>38807994And lose the opportunity to fill the inquisitor servitors with spywares ? No way.
>>38807994Unless something super relevant happens, Skip it. A lot of our time is going to be used fixing shit(both mechanical and people), writing up anti virus software for ourselves, and talking to our new boss and coworkers. Additionally we'd be studying all the crap we've done for mastery of what we know.
>>38808028>If we are keeping the frigate operating, a lot of time will probably be spent in repairs.This has given me an idea... * evil laugh *>>38808037Well, Heracor already knows how to operate a meltadrill *wink*>>38808044Every Cruiser has at least dormitories, training grounds, and AdMech space, a Cathedral and a Garage.
>>38807994We need to have at least a few scenes getting to know our new allies. Might be a good time to also fix up Mellizune's bionic spine so that she isn't crippled for life, win her mum's favour, etc
>>38808119Sounds like it's time for the spine. (and some other goodies too)
>>38807994I'd like time to get bionics, study our new weapon and crown, and generally learn more personally.
>>38808119Don't forget we have to discipline the inquisitor's daughter. Literally.
>>38808162Inb4 the techpreists she has working for her are useless cause her husband killed most of the better ones cause he was a paranoid douche.>>38808191I dare say her mom can do that better now as she is a psi too. Which is less likely to get us executed too.
>>38808205She's going to run around mindraping our poor prisoners for giggles, calling it.
>>38808249Which one? The mom or the kid? Cause mom has already intimated she would if she thought it necessary, and daughter did it for shits and giggles.
You advance against the mass of people with determination, even to the point of shoving the healthiest of them to advance towards the Inquisitor.The workers in there were easy to identify, they all shared the same white, gold and sapphire color scheme on their uniforms, it was also noteworthy a small medallion of a grey and shiny metal with the form of an eye on them that they all carried around their necks.With your strong arms you grabbed one by the shoulders; your metallic nails jumped instinctively slightly ripping her uniform and scratching her skin. The woman obviously looked discomfort but after seeing the kind of chaos that formed after the tide of exiles from the half destroyed ship and noticing that you were a member of the Adeptus Mechanicus she decided to endure the pain.“I need to talk with Karelia right now”Her face turned into a confused expression that pretty much questioned why anybody would ever want to talk with someone as her. The girl had painfully learned in years past that sometimes it is better to not question and just do your job.She guided Heracor towards her personal study. Before you could enter and thank the crewmember she disappeared, it was obvious that she was terrified of her.
>>38808391The interior was really ample and looked different from the rest of the ship. It was decorated to look like a really noble house and in fact that was what it was. The first thing that the Inquisitor did when she was given full power was to pluck the mansion where she lived in her younger years, seal it from vacuum and install it on every ship she was given.“Welcome to my humble home.” Said her walking to the hall you were in. Once again she was wearing that mask with that strange metal that seemed to glint from time to time. She was unarmed but you were sure that she had thousands of tricks and that right now you were more exposed than ever.Unable to think of an answer that might not anger her you just bowed and waved your dendrites in a greeting manner.“Make yourself at home…literally. This is the place where my closest companions live and you will too. I habitate the room that once belonged to my parents, my little Mellizune is on the same room I grew up in, she even sleeps in the same bed that I did, our friend the Marine has installed on an empty pantry, I guess it is big and little decorated enough for his lifestyle…and Lanky...she’s not there”>Ask her where she is.>Install yourself on some empty room of the Mansion.>Talk with the girl or the Marine.>Nod and explore the massive ship on your own.>Free action.
>>38808406"Thank you. I must introduce myself to this ship's machine spirit, and familiarize myself with its systems, before settling in it. Are we abandoning the frigate?"
>>38808406>Ask her where she is.
>>38808406>>38808435This plus. If Lanky is not here I assume she in in the stocks, the soon to be flooded medical facilities or in a lab?
>>38808435Nice write-in but rather than>Are we abandoning the frigate?"(What servant of the Omnissiah would consider such a possibility?) how about>What are the plans for the frigate?
>>38808406>Ask her where she is.You felt angered about so much waiting. After managing to convince her to carry all the people and now she being evasive about her location.“Where is she?” You said quickly and clear without hesitation.“Seems like you have a lot of interest in our little interesting subject. Did some romantic feelings develop between you two down there?”What? You had never thought about romance before, not about you being in love at least. You studied it and learned everything about copulation but you always thought that the best option was and external impregnation, extracting the male sperm and the female egg and using and artificial womb, that way the woman would be able to work during the nine months instead of suffering the effects of fetus development on her interior. It was the most quick and efficient way after all.“No.” You answered.You heard a faint pout in the distance, surely the small girl was spying you two.“Very well, she’s in my personal medicae center. I’ll trust you for now. Fail me and I assure you that you will be turned into raw material for the techpriests of the ship, you wouldn't be the first one that suffers such fate.”Somehow after her words a map of the entire Cruiser and the location of the Medicae appeared on your HUD. Surely the tech level of this place was marvelous.
>>38808769"Thank you. I must introduce myself to this ship's machine spirit, and familiarize myself with its systems, before settling in it. Before I go, what are the plans for the frigate?"“It will be mag-locked onto the cruiser and carried with us. During the warp travel you will lead a team of techpriest and repair it. Make it be operative before we enter realspace or suffer the consequences.”If you understood her words correctly the mask she wore was made from an exotic material that reflected the sins and how ugly the soul of each one was. She used fear and intimidation on her favour and even if the mask didn’t seemed to work on you the Inquisitor managed to frighten you.After walking towards the Medicae you saw Lanky once again, she lied naked and covered in a thin mantle, she was artificially put into a coma and being surrounded and studied by many esoteric machines, surely some kind of scanner. >Wake her up.>Try to learn more from the scanners and the machines around.>Become sure that she safe.>Free action.
>>38808788>>Try to learn more from the scanners and the machines around.Worked too hard on having her not die for us to much it up now.
>>38808788>Try to learn more from the scanners and the machines around.
>>38808788"The consequences are that the Imperium will be short a frigate. That is suboptimal for all parties."Our first disposition is to interrogate the machines first as to Lanky's condition, obviously.
>>38808788>Try to learn more from the scanners and the machines around.I hope she doesn't expect external repair work on that frigate whilst we're travelling through the warp...
>>38808862Considering we might be the only techpreist on her ship, maybe.
>>38808862Work will be done from the inside out. We are not taking a stroll through the Warp under any circumstances.
>>38808910It's a Cruiser, I have commented that there in an AdMech temple, somebody gave Heracor the map and the Inquisitor has told him that he will lead a team of techpriests, he is not the only one, there might be thousands of Techpriests.
>>38808788>Wake her up. Before you go go, don't leave her hanging like a yo-yo
>>38808946Still considering her husband and the fact we're fixing a frigate mid warp, she seems to be very hard on tech support.
>>38808946>>38808988Being in charge of the frigate repairs would make it pretty easy to add a backdoor to it. Excellent!
>>38809003What, like a literal one for daemons to get in through?
>>38809016No, an electronic one for us to take the wheel.
>>38809016I think he means something to take control should we ever decide to run for it.
Eh, unless its an Slaaneshi daemon I doubt the others might want to enter from the Back Door.
>>38809045Can we now use ElectronicSodomite as a AdMechNetwork name?
>>38809034>>38809039Well that's far less interesting.
>>38808788>Try to learn more from the scanners and the machines around.You felt angered about so much waiting. After managing to convince her to carry all the people and now she being evasive about her location.“Where is she?” You said quickly and clear without hesitation.“Seems like you have a lot of interest in our little interesting subject. Did some romantic feelings develop between you two down there?”What? You had never thought about romance before, not about you being in love at least. You studied it and learned everything about copulation but you always thought that the best option was and external impregnation, extracting the male sperm and the female egg and using and artificial womb, that way the woman would be able to work during the nine months instead of suffering the effects of fetus development on her interior. It was the most quick and efficient way after all.“No.” You answered.You heard a faint pout in the distance, surely the small girl was spying you two.
>>38809166It appears you've copied the wrong update...
>>38809221Compare >>38809166 and >>38808769 hahah
>>38809221It's, uh, the same as the first part of the last one?
>>38809221Oh shit you are right, my bad.
>>38809166>Try to learn more from the scanners and the machines around.The apparatus was a golden articulated arm able to bend and twist in ways that the human body would never be able to hinge. Its material seemed to be some kind of copper alloy but most of its composition was unknown, when you touched the surface it resonated and chimed like a bell for at least thirty seconds.There were messages in an unknown language but the characters were obviously human in origin, maybe what you had in front of you was a machine of the Dark Age of Technology whose inscriptions were written in a pre-gothic language. You shuddered thinking about it.Scanning the scanner didn’t reveal anything, the thing while lithe and thin was as impenetrable as the adamantium. Looking from different angles revealed in its several circular of various shapes, those rings had strange lenses of various thickness and colors and some others had patterned grids that show various different shadows on Lanky’s body.On one side there was a seat and a scope to look from. Once in the comfy leather seat your weight activated a mechanism and a series of pulleys and buttons appeared from the left.Lanky softly whimpered in her sleep.>The machine spirit wants you to use it and it seems to be an study instrument. Do it.>You are not worthy of using it. Move away and check Lanky.>Continue studying the machines around.
>>38809306>The machine spirit wants you to use it and it seems to be an study instrument. Do it.It is.. calling to us.....
>>38809306>>The machine spirit wants you to use it and it seems to be an study instrument. Do it.If Lanky's vitals start to change though stop.
Sorry for the short answer, I had to eat dinner.
>>38809306>The machine spirit wants you to use it and it seems to be an study instrument. Do it.
>>38809306>You are not worthy of using it. Move away and check Lanky.
>>38809306>The machine spirit wants you to use it and it seems to be an study instrument. Do it.With caution, but sure I'll vote for this.
>>38809306>>The machine spirit wants you to use it and it seems to be an study instrument. Do it.Shuddering in excitation you look from the scope and look Lanky's body. It looks exactly as it is without any modification nor special vision. Her chest breathes softly, the blanket pressing against her lithe body. After pressing the first switch they delightful sounds of gears and machinery pull a red lens.At first you don't notice any change besides the red hue but after some time you manage to see it. There are some yellowish veins on her body and her heart is totally shiny, with every beat a wave of light covers en entire body. Seems like this lens is able to detect the transmission of blood, oxygen and possibly other liquids in its interior. It would be useful if she became poisoned to see how much the venom has extended.The second switch made the first one raise automatically. It was a multicolor lens formed by a red, green, blue and pink colored circles that started spinning until it became a rainbow blur. Looking from it revealed a slight crimson aura around Lanky but it was really faint. You didn't knew what the purpose of that lens was.Activating the next one did not raise the second lens but descended another one and made the effect of both be combined. A white light appeared on Lanky's body shying bright enough to cover the crimson aura. Once again you were unable to understand what that light meant.The machine seemed to be of such a strange and esoteric nature that no matter what it did not even with direct experimentation you were unable to grasp what objective it had besides the most basic functions. You felt frustrated and decided to leave it for now, you could get in trouble if discovered using that without permission.Too late, as you looked back into the room you saw Karelia looking at you from across the door, maybe she was stealthy enough to surpass your bionic senses, maybe you were so focused on looking that you completely ignored her.
>>38809827>KareliaWho? The inquisitor?
>>38809827"Having fun?"You were unable to answer, feeling ashamed and somewhat scared.“I-I’m sorry Inqui-“She shut me down with a cold straight answer.“Sorry for what?”Her tone was hard to perceive and even more for someone like me. I couldn’t say if she was angered or not. Five minutes of straight silence were I couldn’t look at her face passed until she continued talking.“So are you going to answer or not? Do you enjoy the Visionarii?”Was she for real asking you honestly if you were enjoying using technology? She had to be playing with your mind.“Yes…o-of course!”“Good to hear. But I am the only one who can use it understood? It isn’t something that a non-empyrean attuned mind can truly understand and use.”>Ask her about Lanky’s status.>Ask her about the machine.>Be sorry and move away.>Free action.>>38809888Yes. She's on the updated char page.
>>38809888Yup. I forget if her name was mentioned in thread but the charsheet has it listed, alongside her daughter's name.
>>38809899>Ask her about the machine.>Were those lenses showing holy and heretical influence?>Ask her about Lanky’s status.
>>38809899Ask about Lanky's status. This will provide useful crosscheck from our own observation.
>>38809899>Ask her about Lanky’s status.>Ask her about the machine.Pardon me Inquisitor I was just trying to ascertain it's functions. It is a truly beautiful machine, and seemed to be a diagnostic device. I figured using it would allow me to discern Lanky's status and allow me to come to a better understanding of such a Venerable machine spirit.
>>38809942>Were those lenses showing holy and heretical influence?Have in mind that Heracor knows little to nothing about daemons, if he shows a lot of knowledge the Inquisitor might get suspicious.
>>38809899>Ask her about Lanky’s status.>Ask her about the machine.not really a 40kfan here. By empyrean attuned mind does she mean a psycher?
>>38809994Yeah, I said that so the word psyker doesn't repeats a lot.
>>38809994Yes. As is her blind in our reality but seeing in the Empyrean daughter.
>>38809986Were going to be tortured and murdered aren't we...
>>38810162And this is why we should have gone pirate.
>>38809986Enh, I reckon it's not an unreasonable guess considering our experiences thus far.
>>38810162Death by snusnu
>>38809899>Ask her about the machine."What is this machine exactly? It's machine spirit seems to be eager to work and does it quick and swiftly."The Inquisitor slowly walked and surrounded Lanky's bed, otherwise ignoring her completely."As I said this is a Visionarii. It shows the invisible...but not like the way your lenses might do. It leaves the truly invisible world exposed to the naked eye...I wouldn't mind to know what could it shown me if you were under its scope."You tried to remain calm but became nervous, your organic hand slightly shaking. Could the Visionarii be able to detect and show her the Heretical teachings that were forcefully inserted into your mind? You would pray to the Omnissiah but asking the Deus Machina for a machine to not do its designated task was heresy."Were those lenses showing holy and heretical influence?"She seemed surprised by your knowledge about basic chaos lore and stopped on his tracks when you asked her this."Not...exactly. It shows the soul and its misalignments. I see you do also have a psychically attuned instrument, a mere toy compared with what I have."You tried to change the subject to something you could really talk about as you barely knew nothing from what she was speaking."How is Lanky?""Lanky? Is that really her name or is something you gave her due to her thin and frail physique?"You shook your head and remembered how she explained the origin of her nickname."She doesn't has a true name. Lanky was the way the other prisoners called her."The thin and still sunburnt girl continued asleep, her short and curly black hair practically covering her entire face."Well, she needs a name, they won't accept her otherwise."You wondered what she meant but the Inquisitor didn't gave you the time to answer, stood up and left away.>I gotta do something, next update might take some more time.
>>38810291Still on the seat you thought about the sudden change of events. And remembered that you didn't said anything to Oihan about your departure. Quickly you contacted her."Where are you coghead and why is the ship you were in next to the Inquisitor's? You got yourself into some trouble again didn't you? Also what in the warp happened down there!?"She seemed to be half scared half excited, the kind of feeling that one has after escaping death. Her voice was also somewhat raspy and stressed, she surely passed all this time from one meeting to other were they all yelled at each other about the planet's "incident"."I am with the Inquisitor. She recruited me and I couldn't say no. Does this count as desertion?"She started laughing and after some seconds of silence seemed to notice that you weren't joking."You know? You never cease to surprise me, I mean by the Emperor you found a Astartes Power Sword lying around!" It's true, the sword had to be somewhere, you better find Juliannus later and ask him about it."It isn't desertion. You haven't left the guard to be on your own or to treason against the Imperium. You have joined an Inquisitor, you will fight the kind of things that the guard cannot fight. Think of it as some kind of promotion!"Honestly you would really miss Oihan, Fire and Arwa, but it was now too late to say no.>Ask her about what will she do now.>Ask her about the situation on her ship and what the higher ups have discussed.>Ask her about the fighting and the time they spent on the planet.>Say goodbye to her and wish her luck. Do something else (Free action.)
>>38810692>Ask her about what will she do now.>Ask her about the situation on her ship and what the higher ups have discussed.
>>38810725>Ask her about the situation on her ship and what the higher ups have discussed.
>>38810692>Ask her about what will she do now.>Ask her about the situation on her ship and what the higher ups have discussed.>Ask her about the fighting and the time they spent on the planet.If we can... ask all the things!
>>38810692>Say goodbye to her and wish her luck.>Pay your respects to the local AdMech cathedralF
>>38810692Juliannus is probably keeping it to return it to the Space Wolves along with the body and gene seed. He ain't no Blood Raven.>Ask her about what will she do now.>Ask her about the situation on her ship and what the higher ups have discussed.
>>38810692I didn't ask for these feels Ax. y u do dis 2 me?
>>38810775New friends will come and some others will dissapear. except Oihan, she is my gf self insertion, if she dies i'll become single>>38810757When it comes to actions only one or two (If they aren't very incompatible) can be chosen. In conversations all can be choose, I don't see why not.Working on all the questions.
>>38810692>Ask her about what will she do now."So, Commissar." Your voice sounded very respectful, specially when addressing her title. "What mission will you have now?"She grunted and cleared her throat before answering."The arguing leads to nowhere, it seems that we will avoid all those political discussions and head to the next battle where we are needed. A report about a garden world in conflict with some Eldar and Tau has arrived my hands a few minutes ago. I think that we will strike both armies when they are on their weakest moment and claim the world as ours. If we win, AND WE WILL WIN, I might try to claim the "Right of Settlement" and work the rest of my life on that planet as a drill instructor."That seemed nice and she had the favorable traits to be an excellent trainer, she did a good work with even a weakling like you.>Ask her about the situation on her ship and what the higher ups have discussed."How is your ship, did it make the ascension without damage?""It shook like crazy after the Exterminatus but it's understandable. Still building something that can survive the explosion of a planet from such a short distance is something really incredible. I feel now more glad of having techpriests like you around tinkering and meddling with anything mechanical. I'll miss you cogboy."Her voice seemed a little bit lower, maybe even sobbing.>Ask her about the fighting and the time they spent on the planet."I will miss you too, Oihan. You got me under your metallic arms when I was a gaunt and scared techpriest and now...now I am a ghost of my past self. I know there is a long way for me but you have been my first guardian and for that, I'll be always grateful."The sound of an aspiring nose and mucus was audible from the other side of the line."Yeah, do you remember when we fought and I knocked you down even without arms?" You spent the next two hours next to Lanky and talking with Oihan. Then the conversation was suddenly cut.
>>38811069A little part of me just died.
>>38811220It was the weak part, you're stronger now.
>>38811220A much larger art of Oihan did too.
>>38811069The ship entered into the warp and with that any non-astropathic conversation was impossible...at the end you two didn't said your respective good byes.You couldn't avoid it, with your organic hand you grabbed her hand and screamed in frustration. Your body was urging you to cry and sob but alas your body lacked lacrimal glands.All your still organic muscles tensed in pure rage, when you calmed down the sudden blood overflown made you get dizzy and have a headache. There was nothing you could do now, she was gone and who knows if you two would meet ever again. Your internal calculator said that the chances were incredibly slim. That only made you feel worse.When you calmed down you looked at your hand and saw that accidentally you clawed Lanky's hands, blood flowing from her palm.You called for a medic and left a note admitting the fault and leaving the responsibility of the wound on yourself. Dragging your feet you went back to the mansion and dropped on one of the multiple empty rooms, falling asleep almost immediately.
>>38811069Did they jump out? Did we?
>>38811281This is excellent writefaggotry, Ax.
>>38811281A soft plush toy of an Imperial Titan of at least half a meter hit your repeatedly on the face. The HUD indicated that you spent at least ten hours sleeping, you had never slept so much in one setting in your entire life. You felt as if all your life was breaking apart.Your boss was a scary woman that could kill you at any moment for any reason. The other person you knew of the millions that surrounded you was a demigod that treated you as an infant for not having commanding power...your only true friend was a woman in forced coma whose fate as impossible to know but grim for sure.It's not like you had many friends back in your forge world days but at least during all those years you had a task to fulfill, a reason to exist. Right now the most useful thing you did was convert the oxygen into CO2.How will you spend your first and long day?>Train with your weapons all day, if you end exhausted it will be easier to fall asleep for the next day.>Visit the AdMech cathedral. Maybe make new friends.>Try to improve your relationship with Juliannus, the only person you felt you could trust right now.>Free action.
>>38811487>Free action.Study the weapon and crown. Make blueprints to send to mars if it seems STC based.
>>38811487Cathedral. We must know where we stand.And better get cracking on fixing "our" frigate, and remove the quote marks.
>>38811487>Visit the AdMech cathedral. Maybe make new friends.We'll need help with the frigate. So was the plush thrown by little Melliune or what?
>I have told my gf that the players have chosen to leave her side>She has asked me to kill you all with fire.>SEEMS LIKE ITS TIME FOR A GELLER FIELD FAILURE AND SOME PINK HORRORS INCURSIONS!I'm joking.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>38811583I'm throwing a dice for Gellar Field reliability.
>>38811487Shit I forgot to say. It was the daughter the one who woke you up with the titan toy for shits and giggles, she knows shes untouchable while on the ship.
>>38811627Satan is on the ship, evil dice doubles confirms it.
>>38811628Just ruffle her hair and say "Cute, child. Glad you got over what happened on the planet so quickly"
>>38811487>Getting some nice new bionics always helps take our mind off of things. Often because we're unconscious for them.
>>38811675...I swear to the emprah, There was a comma in there to make it less heretical....
>>38811688Or "Least my spine works, ahaahaha10101010101101"
>>38811487I'll back >>38811522
>>38811628I can think of a llot of worse ways to wake up.To the Cathedral! We must know where we stand on things. Also, we must know if they've done any preliminary work on any of our stuff that we might have to undo.
>>38811487>>Train with your weapons all day, if you end exhausted it will be easier to fall asleep for the next day.Invite Juliannus
>>38811487>Visit the AdMech cathedral. Maybe make new friends // Study the weapon and crown.You tried to cheer yourself and set both the toy and Mellizune aside. "Cute, child. Glad you got over what happened on the planet so quickly""Where is Dad?" Answered her somewhat confused.You also became puzzled by her statements. "Your dad died..." She shook her head and her entire body trembled."Where is Dad?" Asked again with the same voice tone. It was obvious that Karelia tried to erase her mind, maybe her own psyker powers were able to block some of her mother's efforts leaving a half done job and several fragments on her brain. She was a spoiled dangerous person but also a small kid after all, you felt bad for her and shyly played with her for a few minutes before she became bored and stormed somewhere else.You lied some more minutes on the edge of your bed and continued thinking. It wasn't totally true that you didn't had a mission, in fact you had three; The first one was to become stronger and vengeance of the people who, like with Mellizune, messed with your brain. The second mission was to repair the Frigate. The last but not least important one was to take care from Lanky. You had already become separated from one friend and saw many more die, you wouldn't let the same mistakes to happen again."I need to go to the AdMech cathedral..."After muttering those words the location blinked on your HUD and a light path appeared in front of your eyes. While useful it also meant that all your words and actions seemed to be monitored and controlled. The Inquisitor had eyes everywhere, maybe under her mask there was a screen that showed her every point of the ship. You suddenly felt incredibly weak and exposed.
>>38811919>The Inquisitor had eyes everywhere, maybe under her mask there was a screen that showed her every point of the ship.Yup, welcome to the eye of the storm. No fun allowed.
>>38812018We just need to write up so software while we're fixing the frigate. Easy enough. Our if we felt really vindictive let the Heretek virus onto the ship.
>I'm working on a small choosing game, it will take a little.
>>38812047Or make our workshop in the frigate, being as it doesn't have this sort of panopticon on it. We're supposed to get her fixed anyway, so spending a lot of time there is above suspicion.
>>38811919Well its not like she wouldn't use subtler methods, and this is an inq ship, and we're new bloods. Visit the cathedral, get our bearings. Maybe a project down the line would be a subtle scrambler. In any case we're free of her most domineering form of control, psykery.
>>38812173True but We'd be leaving Lanky out in the open. Might want her to wake up and be our assistant first.>>38812208Thank god. We can freely plan how to knock her off and no one can blam us for it.
The path towards your destination was easy, both the ship's original crew and the ones rescued from the frigate seemed to respect and move away leaving you free path. It didn't take you long, after just twenty minutes of quick pace you reached the massive Cathedral. Two giant twins Skitarii awaited in each side of the entrance door, each one towering over eight feet. The walls of the Cathedral were exquisitely decorated with engravings of Mars, various fights that the warriors of that ship had partaken of and iconography of the different techno-branches of the AdMech, the first one was dedicated to the most basic and primitive branch, the study of the human body and form, an entire corridor filled with displays of human skeletons, muscles and several foetuses along many other samples.After crossing it you reached a giant cogwheel shaped hall whose each tooth lead to a different corridor, lift or room, including the corridor you came from there were twenty seven more teeth in that gear in total. If seen from above the map of the cathedral looked like the display of a mechanically natured machine. A small and humped techpriest that carried a massive smoke spitting backpack and whose head was totally invisible under is hood ran towards you while waving its pale and frail arms.“Heyheyheyheyheyhey! Are you Heracor? Yes? YES?”It was really surprising how such a small person was able to carry such a big machine on its humped back and even be able to run with it. Its limbs looked frail enough to break at any moment but they somehow managed to hold all its weight. Before you could answer he took your silence as granted and continued with his rushed speech.
>>38812232We're already plotting to kill the inquisitor? She doesn't even seem that unpleasant...
>>38812277“Good! Karelia has given you full access to our techpriests! Each door leads to one specialization and the techpriests already know that they might be picked at any moment! Anyway she has told me that they can only be at max nine persons plus you and that you can only pic three priests from each specialization so the workflow doesn’t becomes totally affected. It’s all yours now!In front of each door lied a plaque with a name indicating what they were specialized in.>>Choose 9 persons, three max from each door.>Alchemys: Chemistry>Astrologicus: Astrophysics and Astrology>Astrographicus: Warp sciences>Atomus: Particle Physics>Biologis: Biology>Cybernetica: Robotics and Bionics>Cerebrus: Neuroscience>Dialecta: Linguistics, Semiotics and Communication>Digitalis: Computer Sciences>Explorator: Archaeology, Scouting and Exploration>Extremis: Internal Security>Investigatus: Advanced military design and construction>Lexmechanicus: Applied Mathematics>Mandati: Command and Strategy>Metallurgicus: Material Sciences>Orbologis: Planetary Sciences>Parvus: Nanotechnology>Physic: Generalized Physics>Psychologis: Psychology>Psykana: Psychic Sciences>Quantus: Quantum physics>Skitarii: Warriors>Stella Navis: Starships and Void engineering>Tempestas: Climate Sciences>Xenobiologis: Alien biology>Xenologis: Alien Technology
>>38812279Mental rewrites, already admitted to controlling people with psy, and holding Lanky as a hostage for us. We will at least consider it.>>38812312>Astrographicus: Warp sciences>Skitarii: Warriors>Digitalis: Computer Sciences>Cerebrus: Neuroscience>Cybernetica: Robotics and Bionics>Alchemys: Chemistry>Mandati: Command and Strategy>Metallurgicus: Material Sciences>Stella Navis: Starships and Void engineeringThey had a biologis until they came here and he got blamed.
>>38812312Are they going to be our team for as long as we work for the inquisitor ?
>>38812279Better than the last one, that's for sure.>>38812312>Astrographicus: Warp sciences -2>Dialecta: Linguistics, Semiotics and Communication -1>Stella Navis: Starships and Void engineering -3>Astrologicus: Astrophysics and Astrology -1I think those are the ones we need.
>>38812349Hmm. Rebuild a ship, and set up a proper reverse engineering shop in it? We need mechies, a materials guy, a naval engineer, a physicist, and a chemist. Everything else is optional.
>>38812232While having a mental plan would be nice she is an inquisitor. The first action that could be partially construed as sabotage would see ud dead. Besides if we can stay out of her way she, and her ship, are super valuable resources in regard to tech. If she wanted to hurt or dissect lanky it would've happened already, she implied lanky will be part of the team (needs new name.)>>38812312>Investigatus: Advanced military design and construction>Stella Navis: Starships and Void engineering X2>Cybernetica: Robotics and Bionics>Digitalis: Computer Sciences>Mandati: Command and Strategy>Metallurgicus: Material Sciences>Skitarii: Warriors X2This seems a good fit for repairing and running a ship, plus some muscle/bros
I'll leave ten more minutes to choose. Put your own option or vote for one that has already been posted.
>>38812415Yeah, this seems logical.
>>38812415Also I forgot to add that between the bionics and strategy, and weapon smith we can outfit, train, and make the prison conscripts more badass if we have any responsibility for them, especially the wounded ones with bionics. Also help out a bro commissar.
>>38812415Going with this.
>>38812415That's probably enough to operate a frigate that's been automated enough. Would need either a navigator for warping, or an algorithm that I developed for use in drone submarines a while ago.
>>38812700I'm sure when the frigate is "ship shape" additional crew will be supplied. regardless we're not going to need a navigator until the ships have differing destinations. That and while a mechanicus navigation expert would be handy an actual navigator is still on the ship remember.
>>38812415You need to inspect a ship. While all those possible options might be useful some way or another you needed to be picky so the work flow didn't stopped, something totally unthinkable in a forge.After you were done with the planning you visited each door to pay a visit to the possible techpriests that you would take with you.The first door was the Investigatus section. The door lead to an lift that descended deep into a basement composed by some rooms of small dimensions and a chamber of a greatly bigger size. On the smaller one the techpriest slept and studied and in the big one they eternally tested over and over and over the munition and weapons they did. The techpriest in there were pretty quirky, the incessant munition explosions left them mostly deaf and they developed some strange beliefs. Most of them used an empty macrocannon shell instead of a pillow or kept tools hidden in the most strange places. You felt ignored down there, unknown to you it wasn't because they were deaf but because the life of testing/sleeping/studying left their minds almost unable to focus on something that it wasn't any of those three things. In fact to save time they all had stomach transplants so they didn't need to feed and they just needed to plug themselves to the electrical current while sleeping."Greetings..." The techpriest walked around you, some were able to avoid you automatically, others hit against you and simple changed direction and continued walking. You needed to grab one by the arm to make it notice your presence."Heystopthat!" She spoke fast as if she were in an eternal hurry. The techpriest was tall, pudgy and pear shaped, she wore thick glasses and a messy auburn hair that fell and hid her dark skin."I need your help, there is a mission we have to do.""Missionwhatmission?Imgonnabelate."
>>38812881The one we had to get the commissar to tell to move the ship to be clear.
>>38812901"Late? I suppose if you weren't late you would miss getting to build more weapons and repair/examine the armaments of a frigate, all of that by yourself. In that case can you get me someone else?"
>>38812901"Yes, late as in The late Dent Arthur Dent. Come on, there's stuff to fix urgently, should be fun."
>>38812901>The techpriest was tall, pudgy and pear shaped, she wore thick glasses and a messy auburn hair that fell and hid her dark skin.<3
>>38812901The other techpriest assured you that they all been advised of your possible presence but she seemed ignorant of the fact, you looked around and saw the vacuum tube with the scroll still waiting to be opened and read.You cursed in silence and took her to the scroll.>// FROM ORDER OF THE HIGH INQUISITOR KARELIA HERMANN>// EXPECT THE VISIT OF AN OUTSIDER TECHPRIEST FROM AN UNKNOWN FORGE WORLD>// IT'S MISSION IS TO RESTORE THE MAGNETICALLY ANCHORED FRIGATE>// I PERSONALLY GIVETH HIM/HER/IT POWER TO ADQUIRE IN TOTAL NINE (9) TECHPRIEST>// THOSE PRIESTS AND PRIESTESS CANNOT EXCEED THE NUMBER OF TWO (2) FROM EACH SPECIALIZATION>// SIGNED: K.Hermann>//>//PD: I ADVISE TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIM, INFORM OF ANY SIGN OF HERESY OR DEVIANCY.She read it two times before understanding what happened, she then became all red and scared from the possible "signs of heresy or deviancy" and kept some distance from you. You wished you still had eyes to roll."Look. I'll come tomorrow at this same hour, wait me with your tools and equipment ready."With that said you left the place and ascended with your metallic palm on your face, the sight sound of your claws scratching your exposed skull every time you shook softly. You just hoped the rest weren't like her.
>>38813013Now I want to make an improbability drive.Leave even the Chaos Gods totally baffled.
>>38813071Ok now that is just insulting.
>>38813031I had Velma from Scooby Doo in my mind when imagining her. Take that as a reference.
>>38813086We should actually look for journeymen rather than masters. We have no use for those who have learned the limits of the possible.
>>38813161That techpriest is an student, not a master.
>>38813161Hey, we ain't trying to install dragons on this thing!For one thing we don't have enough coke!
>>38813196Great, I vote for hiring her!
>>38813276I think we've hit bamp limit.
>>38813438Shit, should we continue or create NHQuest 20.5?
>>38813463Keep going It'll take a while for us to fall off. We're still on page 5 after all.
>>38813463Make a new one, we're already on page 5.
>>38813480>>38813497Kek.>>38813463How much longer are you planning to run for? This thread should have ~2hours life left in it or so.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>388134801>>388134972
>>38813520>How much longer are you planning to run for? This thread should have ~2hours life left in it or so.Its already midnight for me but I'm not really tired. I might just go those two hours and end it there.
The next place was the Stella Navis. As soon as you crossed the thick automatic door you became surprise to find a small cabin with nothing on the walls or floor, in front of you there was another metallic door like the one you entered from. It was closed and when you tried to return you found yourself locked. Unable to go anywhere you just smashed the doors hoping for an answer.You tried to relax and closed your video feed, the closest thing you could do to close your eyes. Soon you started relaxing your muscles and feeling an odd sensation on your arms and organs. Opening your eyes shown you that those were up in the air, they were easy to take back down to their original position but if left relaxed they once again went up. When the front door opened you understood everything.In the Stella Navis wing they didn't only study starships and void engineering but did it all on zero gravity. If it weren't from your mag feet you would have been already floating. Completely deactivating them left you float along with the rest of the students. Most were tall and thin, a biologic response to long periods of time on no gravity. Those men and women had their muscles atrophied and if it weren't from the bionics most of them would have become completely paralyzed long ago. The installation of the bionics could have been avoidable with regular exercise but the complexity of what they had to study occupied most of their time, the only muscle they could train was their brains.Your relatively fit body was pretty noticeable among them and soon a couple floated in your directions. Their movements made them resemble agile fishes swimming. They looked like they were agile and had an excellent spatial control, with just a couple of movements they were able to reach places that would have taken you hours to reach.
>>38813553Get some sleep Ax, and thanks for the kickass quest!
>>38813684"Hello there stranger. Is it uncommon to see one of the landbounds in our territory. What brings you there today?"They seemed nice, nobody besides you was with those tall and long priests, and it seemed that they were avoided by the main AdMech population."I am techpriest Heracor Nahive, Karelia sends me to get a couple of techpriests to join me on the mission of restoring the frigate outside."They both opened their almond shaped cerulean eyes."So it was you? How lucky of us!" Said one that looked young yet had a beard that almost reached its stomach."Bless the Omnissiah!" Said the other, completely devoid of hair yet with its skin covered in constellation and stars electoos."We want to participate, we want some real action to prove our value, and we have been doing exams and simulations for years but never worked with a real ship."Uh, it was easy and the duo seemed pretty nice yet odd to look.“I’ll be waiting on the hall tomorrow at 10AM. Bring any tools and gear that you might need.”>>38813689It's cool. I don't have class tomorrow.
>>38813684Clearly we must build a RCS hat.But that's for later. Next, to the skitarii! Also, who are these guys?
>>38813735Back in the hall you felt really heavy, the short time you spent on zero gravity had already affected your body, you wondered how the two boys would make it with their even more atrophied bodies.The Digitalis room was looked like a catacomb. It was a labyrinth whose walls had coffin like machines. Unable to find anybody you used your X-Ray vision and your suspect was confirmed. Inside those coffins there were techpriests but they weren’t dead, they slightly moved.You opened the closest one and found a youngling girl, no more than twelve years old; her own personal cage had the space her body didn’t occupy filled with servers. Her face was totally obscured by a led covered mask that showed several green and red lights that shifted from position, every time a red light appeared it blinked a few times before being replaced by a green light, then another green turned red and so on. She was controlling part of the millions of connections that were taking place on the ship; every time one failed she had to fix it.Taking her out of her server tomb would leave lots of people without communication, permits to enter or several other services but it had to be done. You used your neural interface to connect with her and speak in a chat interface.>USER: SERVER-CRONTROLLER 419N||990 LOGGED IN>USER: EXTERNAL_CLIENT LOGGED IN> USER: SERVER-CRONTROLLER 419N||990 LOGGED OFFShe immediately kicked you off. Great.
>>38813893I'm feeling somewhat tired. I might end it for today, I'm also running low on ideas.If I have nothing better to do there might be another quest thread tomorrow!
>>38813922That's A OK, thanks for running, and dealing well with the samefags on the poll
>>38813922Thanks for running! Get some rest!
>>38813922Thanks for running.
>>38813922Much thanks for running this quest! Remember that you are eligible for a discount on my tech.
As always. I'll leave 30 minutes for questions, suggestions and critics. You can also propose a description for the archive.If you guys want it I can also share my skype to chat from time to time.
>>38814015>>38813978>>38813958>>38813956>>38813952And thanks to you all too. This quest would be nothing but lame writefaggotry without the players.
>>38814181Ax, stop being so wrong. I mean look at >>38811069 and >>38811281. That's not lame Writefaggoty. That's really good stuff. You and this quest are aces Ax, and don't you fucking forget it.
>>38814296Idk, I just don't see my writing all that good. Specially when it is in english.
>>38814181I completely missed the thread thanks to fucking timezones, but I just wanted to say this quest is excellent. You don't give yourself enough credit, it's really engaging writefaggotry even if there weren't any players. Hope I catch the next one.
>>38814530What timezone are you at? I will tell you at what time do I usually start and what time will it be for you.
Seems like there are no questions. Uploading it to the archive right now.
>>38815038For the record suptg will continue to check the thread and update itself with new posts after you archive a thread - you don't need to wait til the end before archiving.
>>38815126Yeah I know but I like to wait until the end to see how it develops and give it a good description ( something i am terrible at )
It is uploaded: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Novice%20Heretek%20QuestAs always vote if you enjoyed it. Good night to everybody.
>>38815175Ah fair. Question about upgrades - will we have enough time off to grab some major overhaul bionics like the spine, cranium, backup generator and replacement organs? The time taken was primarily in rehab but they probably add up to ~2 days time we're actively being worked on too
>>38815330We still don't know were are we heading into and how long it will take. Now that Heracor has visited the Cathedral I will give chance to get bionics at any time.Once the work team is built it can be sent to do their stuff while you are getting improved but that means no supervision on your part and you as the leader are responsible. The players will have to find the balance of time between training/socializing/bionics/working/resting.
>>38815432Fair enough. I reckon we should grab as many as we can cram inside as soon as possible so that we can work through the side effects whilst we're still on the ship.