>Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Novice%20Heretek%20Quest>General information:Characters: http://pastebin.com/SeiiD4miPlanets: http://pastebin.com/PncEDGjgBionics (Updated): http://pastebin.com/YtdZ3kCXInventory (Updated): http://pastebin.com/mif2er5S>Thread Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDBL4FckG5c&list=RDMMXDBL4FckG5c>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 the Inquisitorial Cruiser “Speculum Animæ”.>Main Mission: - Become stronger and fight the Magus that installed the chip on your brain.>>Secondary Missions:- Take care and protect Lanky.- Restore and clean the frigate in less than three weeks.- Purge the frigate!!>>Optional Missions:- Try to destroy the heretical information stored on your brain.
Important Info:> Heracor decided that the risk of infecting the main Cruiser was very high so he has programmed a failsafe. In case his heartbeat goes to zero the ship will become unanchored and plunge into the warp. Nobody else but him knows this.> As far as we know the creatures and plant lifeforms can be killed if burned enough and severing their contact with contaminated areas. If the contact is not cut they might recover from the corruption they are touching and regrow stronger.> As the antennas were the first infected thing contacting with the other areas when inside the contaminated area is hard and slow. > Currently the Plasma Engine is ON but since it is on the contaminated area the other teams use portable promethium generators.> Killing everything on the ship is not enough. Now that the Engine is activated the team can also turn on the Gellar Field. With the Field activated they can finally destroy the corrupted areas completely and purify the ship.
>>39361968>Investigate the nests.You get closer to the nests and use your lenses to focus on their details. They seem to be fused to the metallic walls by a soft and organic, meat like, substance. The nests itself have a small resemblance with the ones seen in the days of old terra or some agri worlds. They were formed by a hard boney colored substance and were filled with heptagonal holes and tunnels. From its interior neither sound nor heat came but it emanated a faint scent that seemed sweet at first but then punched your senses making you gag and revolving your stomach.Analyzing it with your X-ray lenses showed that in its interior there were many eggs and dead insects, in the core lied a bigger one, probably the queen. Apparently those insects built the nests and then the increasing cold that came from the Liquid Nitrogen in the close room stunned their development and ended killing them before they could reproduce.Carefully you grab one of the dead insects from the ground. You are no entomologist or Biologis Magus but you doubt that an insect like that is even biologically possible. It looks like a cross various insects, wasp, locust, cockroach and bee among other things but it also has some mammalian features like fangs. You clean your hand with gasoline after splashing the bug. Those creatures had to die.Close to you was the door that keep its effort of closing and ignored the fact that there was a tree root blocking it. There were also several of the pipes (Yellow, Lead, White, Red, and Blue) that you still didn’t inspect yet. Attuning your bionic ears you also managed to hear a sob and a faint conversation.>Inspect the tree.>Inspect a pipe (Write Color).>Try to focus on the conversation.>Try to connect to a terminal and download a map of the area.>Let the rest of the team enter and start purging the ship.>Write in.
>>39362005>Try to focus on the conversation.Time to put those upgraded auditory channels to good use! Let's see if we can determine who's speaking and how sane and/or corrupted they are.Once we have a good idea we can quietly work out how to best that tree root, then get the gang in to purge whilst we make haste towards the source of the conversation
>>39362005>Inspect the tree.>Let the rest of the team enter and start purging the ship.
>>39362005First>Try to focus on the conversation.Let's not give ourselves away just yet.Afterwards>Inspect the tree.Gotta know the most effective way of killing those roots, should we come across more of them.
>>39362005>Try to focus on the conversation.
>>39362005>Try to focus on the conversation.You would put your ear into the door but it is covered in root and a slick layer of an unidentified substance so you end rejecting that idea from your mind, besides you don't have "ears" anymore so your thought was moot anyway.Trying to make as less sound as possible you get closer to the source. It is hard to understand from the background buzzing that can be heard in the next rooms and the metallic echo that the long corridors generate.When you are in position you activate your ears once again, focusing as best as you can into that voice."W-what will happen now?" said a scared and shy voice. It was probably Wilhelmina the one that spoke...but with whom?"Don't worry, Mother..." Mother? The voice that said those words said it with a gurgling voice that seemed affected by some kind of illness, maybe cancerous in nature, even with its odd way of speaking it sounded as if the word "Mother" was totally alien to it.You doubted she was a mother. Biologically it was possible; she was sixteen or so and she surely had her first period by now but still she never said anything about having conceived a child. Besides the Cult Mechanicus norm says that any teen or non-allowed pregnancy will be a breaking of the rules and both the mother, the father and the future offspring would be converted into servitors. What was going on? You shook your head trying to clear your mind before focusing on the exchange of words once again."...I promise the pain will cease and we will become one once again." Continued the gurgling vomit filled voice."I don't know." Was the only thing she managed to mutter before breaking into tears. Her crying became more and more faint, she was surely trying to run away from her problems but it seemed that right now the problem was herself. Poor soul.>Working on "Investigating the tree" now
>>39362284So... She became infected but somehow the infection came apart and she's now talking to it?Does this mean she's somehow able to be saved...?
>>39362284You thought of going behind her and question her and his son what happened but who know what kind of dangers could be out there. The best thing you could do right now was to investigate and learn as much as you could do.You didn't waver and used both the chainsword and the flamer to both severe and cauterize the root, stunning it permanently from growing again.The cut sample started gushing a thick and darkly colored sap. It seemed that the trees were mostly hollow and filled instead with the arboreal blood. That explained how its wood was so weak and soft to the touch. The root wriggled slightly, it seemed that if removed of its origin or cut from its sap source it ended dying. Before doing so it sprouted some flowers, they seemed to be odd formed and have three long petals and three circular parts on them that resembled pods. ( I'm bad at floral descriptions, they look like nurgle's symbol )Before dying completely those flowers sprayed some kind of gas or spores, you couldn't say as it took you by surprise and all you managed to do was to try to burn them only to discover that the sprayed stuff was highly flammable.
>>39362439A small explosion formed knocking you down but it was more frightening than damaging. On the other side of the door the Skitarii started kicking the frame and screaming permissions to enter.They were worried for their leader and surely the explosion's sound alarmed them. You opened the door relaxed and they all looked surprised by how you were completely fine and there wasn't any apparent damage in the room.After a brief report you informed them of your discoveries. They were all now inside of the room awaiting your new orders.(Only one)>Tell them to inspect the pipes and their contents.>Try to connect to a terminal and download a map of the area. Share the map with the rest.>Order them to explore and do a brief scouting. If they encounter the enemy they have to retreat back.>Order them to explore and engage the enemy if encountered.>Settle the camp and let them rest after it.
>>39362336>So... She became infected but somehow the infection came apart and she's now talking to it?Could be. Stranger things have happened in this setting.>Does this mean she's somehow able to be saved...?Why do you want to save her?
>>39362449>Tell them to purge the dead nestsI know it's a waste of fuel but I just don't wanna be taking chancesFailing that (or after if it's not considered too long an action),>Inspect pipesThey might be able to offer expertise on divining their contents that we don't have and either way I don't want them wandering off to explore.As for accessing the terminal for a map - this just sounds like a terrible plan. Even if we don't get nurgled in the process I fear the map will be tampered with.
>>39362449>Try to connect to a terminal and download a map of the area. Share the map with the rest.We'll inspect the pipes and explore afterwards.Share information on the roots as well so they're prepared.
>>39362488>Why do you want to save her?Heracor seemed to be fond of her for her devotion to techpriestering, I figure attempted saving is in character if she's not obviously beyond hope.
>>39362449>Tell them to inspect the pipes and their contents.
>>39362499Changing mine >>39362512 to this, since we may not want to connect to the terminal at this time. It's likely Nurgle corrupted. But still share the root info.
>>39362514>I figure attempted saving is in character if she's not obviously beyond hope.It isn't. I was just wondering why. I like to know my player's motivations.>>39362512>>39362547>Share information on the roots as well so they're prepared.After a brief report you informed them of your discoveries.Those include the roots.
FUCK YEAH! HERETEK QUEST!Also poor Wilhelmina...
>>39362449>Try to connect to a terminal and download a map of the area. Share the map with the rest.You place them to guard the doors and to check the equipment and servitors. Meanwhile you slowly walk to a small terminal and search for connection ports behind it. After encountering the nerv-connector you pull from it, revealing a plastic cable that extended several feet and could be easily connected with the interface on your nape.After doing so a really glitched image appeared. You tried to boot up the system but it was damaged and went into the ill-omened cerulean screen of Morte the first two times. Three times the charm, with the help of a little bit of luck and background litany chanting you managed to do it on your third try. The systems were really corrupted, most parts were infected with a virus that endlessly created random junk binary code and flooded the memory banks.Searching for that map was like searching for a drop of diesel into a sea of unrefined promethium. At the end you had to be patient and use several queries and databases to find a readable map. It was a glitched interactive image that showed your current location in the entire ship but didn't had any detailed sections.
>>39362941>Frigate-1: Ram, Macrocannon ammo depot, Slave Pens, Navigation Sensor Arrays.-15: Engines-Red Square: Current Location.>LIVING AREA-2: Guardsmen Barracks-3: Kitchen/Eating lounge-4: Medicae Bay-5: Warehouses>WORKING AREA-6: Garage-7: Training Grounds-8: AdMech Cathedral-9: Warehouses>COMMAND POST-10: Warehouses-11: Ventilation and Air Renovation Control-12: Command Centre-13: Plasma Engine-14: Warp Drive / Geller Field GeneratorThis would have to do... You ended sharing the somewhat corrupted and poorly detailed archive with the rest via a VPN and then when every one of them had it you started to think what to do next:>Entire Group++Nº of Skitarii: 17 + 1 ( Heracor )++Nº of Servitors. 12>Make five teams of Skitarii/Servitors and send them into the different zones. ( Write the Skitarii servitor proportion of each team and were do they go )>The communications between different teams might not work, explore each part as a big group. It will be way slower but safer.>Order a servitor to connect into the CCTV system. ( Small chance of success. If he dies it wont be a big loss. )>Order a Skitarii to connect into the CCTV system. ( Medium to High chance of success. If he dies your team will lost a valuable soldier.)>Write in.
>>39362962>Order a servitor to connect into the CCTV system. ( Small chance of success. If he dies it wont be a big loss. )>The communications between different teams might not work, explore each part as a big group. It will be way slower but safer.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>39362962>The communications between different teams might not work, explore each part as a big group. It will be way slower but safer.>Order a servitor to connect into the CCTV system. ( Small chance of success. If he dies it wont be a big loss. )Roll for successful servitor
>>39362962>Order a skiitarii to connect to the CCTVI figure we may as well go with our best odds of success, since using a servitor is just likely to be a complete waste of assets>Split the group into two, one guards our current location whilst the rest accompany us as we investigate the place
>>39362962>The communications between different teams might not work, explore each part as a big group. It will be way slower but safer.>Order a servitor to connect into the CCTV system. ( Small chance of success. If he dies it wont be a big loss. )>Order a couple of Skitarii to inspect the pipes and find out their contents.
>Order a servitor to connect into the CCTV system. ( Small chance of success. If he dies it wont be a big loss. )>The communications between different teams might not work, explore each part as a big group. It will be way slower but safer.You order one of the bleak looking servitors to connect to the system as you did and access into the camera feed. It is a bit slow but after being pushed down it ends following your intentions and connecting. Meanwhile you grab another cable and link it with the terminal's pict screen. Everything that the servitor is seeing is now being displayed on the screen.It is tedious at first since the lobotomised mind is slow to react and not very good at exploring the countless data blocks. In the cyberspace the servitor slowly advances searching without much of a clue the cameras; in the real life the servitors grown impatient and murmur how they would have found it already.Suddenly the screen goes black and cracks, from the fissures of the crystal a black substance starts to ooze as an equally black and foul smoke appears from the interior of the computer. The servitor goes catatonic and starts spitting foam from its mouth. It seems that it has lost control of its body as it ends pissing and shitting itself and even shooting its flamer in a couple of short bursts that don't end damaging anybody. As the servitor has become an hazard you decide to end its pitiful life with a swift that decapitates it easily.There is no blood spray as its heart stopped beating decades ago and now what resides in its chest was a generator.
>>39363308NOOOOOOOO STEVE!Dammit Lenard, stop naming all the servitors Steve
>>39363308Man, this quest has a lot of bodily fluids in it.
>>39363308"Someone study the reason of death; another team, remove its flamer."They all knew that the true reason of death was the decapitation but even the most socially inept techpriest knew that what you were asking was why it went into that state. It takes them about twenty minutes until they manage to come with an answer."It's his brain. It is simply full. Full of useless data...when it didn't had more space it started invading its organic brain too and affecting its movements and other basic stuff...if left to continue it would have entered into a catatonic state and died of asphyxia as he would have forgotten how to breathe."It was good that you used a simple servitor, losing a Skitarii would have been way more demoralizing and crippling."Burn their body, burn everything strange on this room and then lets go. I want everybody to count how many we are everytime we enter and exit a room, we will always travel in a pack understood?""Yes sir!""As a secondary mission I want you all to focus into crematoriums, we need a place to safely burn the bodies and save promethium."They all nodded as they generally agreed with your statements.>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.>Go to the Ventilation and Air Renovation Control. It is pretty close to your current location.>Go to the Command Centre. It is about 15/20 minute walk.>Go to the Plasma Engine. Main entrance is about 15/20 minutes away.>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator. It's a 30/35 minute walk.>Write in.
>>39363344I should make a sidequest about techpriest Todd and his army of servitor Steves.>>39363355Lots of fluids and zero smut. Fuck yeah.
>>39363398>Go to the Ventilation and Air Renovation Control. It is pretty close to your current location.Is shutting the air cycling down a good idea? Does everyone on board have rebreathers? Thinking about it, wilhemina probably doesn't.
>>39363398>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.Let's get some extra tools for the job. Also, I don't feel good about anything Nurgle-related having access to chemicals.
>>39363398>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator. It's a 30/35 minute walk.Did we have someone sent there already?If we have, then >Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.
The red and blue areas are already under our control, right?Wherever we go, will we be trying to go straight there, or will we be clearing all areas between there and here of corruption?>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator. It's a 30/35 minute walk.
>>39363398>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator. It's a 30/35 minute walk.>>39363416It all started when I found a box full of name tags......
>>39363429Rebreather only cleans nasty stuff from the air like bacteria and pollution. It doesn't works on void and no, not every Skitarii has a rebreather.>>39363553>The red and blue areas are already under our control, right?Yup.>Wherever we go, will we be trying to go straight there, or will we be clearing all areas between there and here of corruption?It will be a straight walk and they will ignore the other areas. In my opinion it will be better to clean it slowly rather than go directly but at the end you guys have the last choice so...
>>39363398>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.Secure it as a headquarters and then go to the geller field room to start it up
>>39363599>not every Skitarii has a rebreather.-PANIC-
>>39363599So, uh, could we have a fresh vote with either "go straight" or "room to room" as it's options?The way the vote was phrased seemed (to me at least) to preclude the idea of "go through all the rooms one after another" and I don't imagine a write in at this point gaining any traction.
>>39363398>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.After seeing what happened to the servitor the rest of the team is a little bit wary and scared. Like a good leader you end taking the lead with your dendrite and hand flamer ready and your chainsword revving softly.The air is still cold and seems that the environments continues being detrimental to both the insectoid and plant life as there is a great sparsity of both elements in the first meters at least. What at first looked like an easy walk turned to be more difficult than expected as one corridor was blocked by a tree log that seemed to cross various floors and whose branches entered into the sewage and other odd zones. Covering it were small blisters that exploded from time to time releasing the thick sap, a small cloud of that flammable gas and some small spheres, almost impossible to see, from those small balls appeared worms or flowers.You wanted to burn the tree completely but it was really risky, the sap could also be flammable and if it burned down it would take with it several stories and maybe destroy with it part of its structural integrity. It would have to stay there for now.Unable to do anything your team detoured and walked several extra feet until they managed to reach your destination.
>>39363862It was a noisy and not very big room, turbines and computers on every wall created a great cacophony of both natural and artificial melodies that was louder even for some forge accustomed people like us. There was a great nest fused to the main turbine and vibrated heavily, it seemed that the insects were intelligent and managed to use it to send the insects everywhere into the Working Area.Looking at the computers you saw some controls that were still uncorrupted enough to be used. They managed the temperatures and distributions. Maybe you could use it on your advantage.>Power down the turbines. The air will stop being recycled and will become stale but the bugs won't be able to reach the other areas so easily.>Use part of the Liquid Nitrogen to cool down the air and froze the central nest and generally lower down the temperature in all the Work Area.>Flamer it down, those foul insects are nothing but a parasite that infect a sacred machine.>Write in.
>>39363877>Flamer it down, those foul insects are nothing but a parasite that infect a sacred machine.I don't really wanna waste the coolant so I figure we go the tried and true 'kill it with fire'
>>39363877>Use part of the Liquid Nitrogen to cool down the air and froze the central nest and generally lower down the temperature in all the Work AreaIs there enough LN in storage to keep the tubes cold for a reasonable interval even if we use flamers?
>>39363877>Flamer it down, those foul insects are nothing but a parasite that infect a sacred machine.As a true imperial would.
>>39363877>Use part of the Liquid Nitrogen to cool down the air and froze the central nest and generally lower down the temperature in all the Work Area.I'd say flamer it down if we could warn the guys in the working area and have them be on guard, but the signal's jammed while we're here.
>>39363953>>39363910We know that increasing heat in the entire system would be a very poor tactical move, and what exactly are we saving the LN for?
>>39363991>and what exactly are we saving the LN for?Keeping the ship plasma generators running and by virtue having the gellar field in a position to be activated.
>>39364008We can have more brought in from the cruiser once the Gellar field's active though.
>>39364032...As in, we need the ships CURRENT reserves of LN in ORDER to turn the gellar field ON. As in, let's NOT use it up NOW.
There is a draw with the Hot vs Cold options. Someone break the tie or I'll leave it to the dice gods.
>>39364032>>39364008>>39364054What matters is the relative amounts of LN needed for each action, so far as we know, the amount needed for this task is tiny compared to the huge amount for turning the field on.
>>39364067Can you give us an estimate on how much LN this will take compared to estimated storage of LN on the frigate?
>>39364067a bit of cold. enough to kill most of the bugs but that's it.
>>39364095>>39364097What if we leave it to a dice roll? 1d100 being 50 the perfect score. If he gets 25 or less he uses way too little LN and the bugs get stunned but not destroyed. If he gets 75 or more the bugs die by cold but he uses way too much LN and wastes some of the reserves.>Only the first three rolls count and after those I'll roll too.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>39364141.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>39364141
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>39364141come on dice. Don't let me down. Balance!
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>39364159>>39364160>>39364174Alright, my roll now.
>>39364178...It balances out.
>>39364159I'll go with this roll. It manages to kills most of the bugs but not 100% of them. Get ready for a mini-fight.
>>39363877>Use part of the Liquid Nitrogen to cool down the air and froze the central nest and generally lower down the temperature in all the Work Area.You manage to redirect part of the Liquid Nitrogen from the Plasma Engine deposits to the ventilation system. It takes a while to reach but as soon as it makes it you can hear the turbines pushing the drops and how they freeze everything on their contact, it kind of sounds like a rainy day multiplied by the echoing of the vents and followed by a low pitched scream of insects falling down mid-fly and dying before they reach ground.A small white fog comes from the ducts refrigerating the room and the cogitators, turning them slightly less noisy and giving their massive cooling fans a small break. From the Skitarii and servitors that still conserve a mouth a visible breath forms with their respiration. There is a dead silence that seems hopeful but it doesn't lasts long, then most of the surviving bugs from that hive return hurriedly, they want to save their queen.At first it is just a faint buzzing but soon it evolves into a full whirling sound. From the grillages dozens of bugs appeared, some attacked the Skitarii but most entered into their lair in the search of their queen.You could have ordered to burn it down but right now as the colony was being cooled down the amount of fuel needed to burn them down would multiply at least tenfold.
>>39364416"Everybody circle the Hive! The servitors get in the first line, let's use them as meat shields against their stings!"For a non mechanicus person that might have been perceived as cruel but it was the most clever and intelligent thing to do, those manmachines had no feelings and were literally unable to feel pain, their use against the bees as a distraction was something logical.They descended like a black cloud of death. There would be at least two hundred of those biting and stinging bugs but they were no match for you and your team. Most of their army was already dead and the surviving ones were weakened from the cold temperature. Automatically aimed flames burned down most of the bugs, the ones that survived the first salvo went and did suicidal attacks against the servitors, It seemed that unlike bees those were able to sting several times and their bites were able to chew through skin and muscle. They were animals thought and even with all their ferocity their simple minds weren't able to make a good plan attack and all they could offer was a suicide direct confrontation.
>>39364579So they where like wasps then.
>>39364579When the bugs were down we all looked at the hive expecting maybe a second wave but nothing came from it. We rested and analyzed the team. No Skitarius was damaged during the battle, one servitor was specially affected, it had bite and sting marks all over his body and ended dying from fever and blood loss.We ordered the rest of servitors to pile the dead bodies of both the insects and its fallen kin and to burn them down safely outside.One Skitarii was controlling the servitors as he passed under the Hive. From it a huge winged maggot like creature of at least six inches fell down from the holes screeching loudly and landed on his shoulder. Even if it was a creature so fat and apparently weak it managed to slide under his robe and bite an uncovered part of his neck. His bite was apparently acidic as there was smoke coming from the creature's chomp.
>>39364666Before any of us could react the Bee Queen managed to violate his body and log into his still organic stomach as a parasite. It was a good thing that the attack of the creature was so desperate and suicidal as we all saw what happened and the Queen's effort to plant her eggs and use the Skitarius as a nest. Exactly the same that happened to 419N||990...The bug Queen might not be able to lay her eggs and create a new generation of insects but at least she manage to make as much damage as she could before dying. There was no time nor way to heal the infected Skitarius...If taken to the Medicae bay in the uninfected area there was the risk of the eggs developing and infecting another part of the ship. The warrior had to be put down.>Give him a meltabomb. Grant him an honorable suicide mission and let him kill as many creatures as possible before it explodes.>Kill him immediately.>Let him stay for now. When he shows signs of becoming weaker kill him.>He's infected, he might be able to talk with Wilhemina without her running away in fear. Give him the mission of finding her and carrying her with the rest of the team.>Write in.>>39364627A warped fusion between Wasps,Bees,Locust and Cockroaches.
>>39364686>He's infected, he might be able to talk with Wilhemina without her running away in fear. Give him the mission of finding her and carrying her with the rest of the team.But only if we're capable of strapping a bomb that is isolated from the networks and which will explode after a time limit - say an hour or so. The Skitarius will need to return to us regularly for the bomb timer to be extended.Also rigged to go boom if anything tries to tamper with it.I still fear that nurgle infection will disrupt the bomb timer somehow.
>>39364686>Give him a meltabomb. Grant him an honorable suicide mission and let him kill as many creatures as possible before it explodes.Ask if he has any last requests he wishes honored later. Anything to pass in to someone.
>>39364727Why would the bomb timer be connected to the network?
>>39364763Well, a remote detonation device wouldn't be suitable to be rejigged as an offline one for example. I worry that if there was some circuitry (however inactive) that was able to connect to the network it would be susceptible.Because warp-fuckery cares not for laws of reality.
Sorry guys but I'm kinda busy at the moment, the next post might take a little bit longer. Thanks for playing so far, you guys are doing it very well!
>>39364686>Grant him peace
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>39364918Ok I'm back. As it seems that there isn't a clear option I'll use the dice.>>393647271>>393647512>>393649653
Anyway guys, seeing as we're more than a little heretical, we have a few options at our disposal, including the fact that we can literally just cut out infected flesh and replace it with tech. Also I had a dream that told me what was in all the piping... unfortunately I forgot most of it and it probably wasn't true anyway, especially since I recall "warp fuckery" as being inside of one of the pipes.
>>39365408>including the fact that we can literally just cut out infected flesh and replace it with techThat was my first thought but the update said the skitarii was too far gone, from heracor's perspective, so I figured that wasn't doable..
>>39365408Well we do have the knowledge of a heretical magos biologis inside us. It may come in handy in this situation.
>>39364686>He's infected, he might be able to talk with Wilhemina without her running away in fear. Give him the mission of finding her and carrying her with the rest of the team.>Give him a MeltaBomb and program a remote controller to increase the timer or explode it remotely.All the Skitarii are awestruck, the poor infected one is curled in a ball, covering his face with one hand and softly palpating his chest trying to sense the parasitic entity.You walk towards him and everybody seemed to expect a execution, specially him that got into a tighter fetal position and sobbed loudly. To everybody's surprise all you did was lend him your right robotic hand. He needed almost an entire tortuous minute to understand that if you wanted to kill him it would have happened already and using some of the bravery the Skitarii are famous for he stopped hiding his face and looked at you with his brown watery eyes.He mumbled something but you shush him before he can even mutter a thank you. When he stand up other Skitarius advances to protest but raising your free hand you stop her too. With your hand still tightly grasping the infected's palm you look dead in the eye to the protestant and say the following words."We did carry a couple of Meltabombs, correct?"
>>39365408>>39365434>>39365447I suppose we could cut out everything that looks 'nurgely' but even with the heretical magos' knowledge (have we actually looked at the stuff to know if it can harm us or not?) I don't think heracor can insure that the corruption does not spread.
>>39365514The condemned man apparently thought that you were out of your mind and that instead of saving him you wanted to turn his execution into a painful scream show At first he tried to free himself away from your grip but then you activated your claws and enforced your domination over him with some painful scratches that cut into his metacarpus. The wounded Skitarius didn't totally surrender and even if he stopped pulling and trying to freed himself he continued looking defiantly and proud, he was slowly accepting himself as a dead man and wanting to go to the other side as a brave man instead of a coward."Yes we do, Sire.""Skitarii, bring me a Metalbomb and a radio-detonator."In the mind of the infected Skitarius there were dozens of theories and ideas about how his execution would be, he thought that you would maybe dump him out of the airlock and then detonate it, erasing any chance of further infection or maybe just make him descend to the base of the tree encountered before and use his body to cut it down... As more and more gory ideas formed in his mind his eyes became more and more brighter as they got more filled with self hatred.Less than thirty minutes later he was with the melta bolted to his armor, making him look somewhat chest barreled and fatter. From the bomb there were two couples of cables, one connected to a radio backpack, the other to his heart. There was a timer with the limit on one hour.
>>39365536"You will now go towards unknown territory and face the enemy. We have engineered the bomb to have a small radius but high explosion. Your death will be painless, instantaneous and most important of all, it wont damage a lot of the ship. This Bomb is connected to your heartbeat and our radio. The timer reaches zero and it explodes, your heart stops and it explodes, try to manipulate it and it explodes...If you demonstrate to be a true fighter we will use the radio to extent your time." The self hatred turned into pride, he seemed to be excited about dying that way."Yes sir!" He grabbed his sword and his flamer and bent down in respect. "Where do I have to head sir?">Go to the warehouses>Go to the Command Center>Go to the Plasma Engine>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator>Just fight and clean the corridors>Stay there. The team will leave.
>>39365549>Go to the Command CenterDon't want him exploding near anything important (engine) or explosive (warehouses).We'll tell him to keep an eye out for Wilhemina too
>>39365549>>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator
>>39365549>Go to the Command Center
>>39365549>>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field GeneratorWe need that room cleared desperately, by him doing it he puts us ahead, we need to reactivate the plasma engine anyway.
>>39365408You had a dream about this quest? Holy shit that's awesome!>>39365447>>39365523We did try to look at it and a painful voice on our head told us that we weren't corrupted enough. Also, data isn't immortal, the heretical teachings will be degraded overtime so theoretically if we stay on the loyal side they will end getting erased on their own.
>>39365606I have a great imagination when it comes to visualizing text, occasionally my mind will perform a rerun of quest posts when I'm asleep. That and my medication gives me vivid dreams bordering on lucid, which leads to all sorts of weird and interesting dreams.
>>39365549We assume that Wilhelmina is at the Command Centre, right?tell him to confront the corrupted techpriest, exhort her to resist the corruption, and attempt to destroy as much of the foul spawn as possible.>>39365606What a jerk! he implants us with his life's work for some godforsaken reason (presumably to corrupt us) and then demands we corrupt ourselves just to access it!if possible we need to give that AI thing a good talking to!
>>39365606Theres no way we're staying loyal to the imperium, we'll probably end up causing some planet to secede due to our offer of heretical demon free technology or end up with the tau who literally don't even give a shit about demonic corruption due to being tau.
>>39365676But real question is: how long will it take for us to find an optimal time to go rogue?
>>39365649>he implants us with his life's work for some godforsaken reason (presumably to corrupt us) and then demands we corrupt ourselves just to access it!Think about it. If a loyal one accessed that content it would be destroyed or used to benefit the Imperium. He did the best he could by storing it in a liquid format and infecting a tech adept with it.>>39365602>>39365586Working on this option.
>>39365750Well. There was the time I offered going pirate but I made it a hard option because I thought we weren't strong enough yet. It was the coolest option in my opinion thought.With the >Write in options there is always the chance of saying "Fuck this shit" and going rogue.
I still think that our best choice at the moment is staying loyal to the Empire, even if we need to let that guy's information rot.But, how about we have a discussion with the Voice? I bet we could convince it to let us have the information, because we can say that it can either attempt to bring us to it's side, or it can be sure not to corrupt anybody, because we can just wait for it to die.
>>39365925Honestly, that information probably is warp fucked to the point of being mostly impractical and unreliable anyway, I'd feel safer discovering it on our own. Plus we'd get that sense of achievement. Man, the magos juris are going to have a field day when they notice us.
>>39365948Well, mostly I was trying to convince the people here who seem to already want to go to chaos, but yes, I was also thinking that the whole thing could be a ploy, and as soon as we are 'corrupt' enough, it would simply take control of our body.
I wonder, mankind was probably still improving and building new technology right before the Men of Iron rebelled, even if their technological levels where so high even Necron crypteks would scratch their heads at how it work. If we found experimental or theoretical tech schematics from that age, would it be considered Heretical or Holy by the AdMech? On one hand it goes against the belief that all tech was already invented at some point, and on the other incredibly advanced tech made by humans before the age of strife. Plus, it might be seen as tech that didn't get a chance to be 'born' and they may feel like it's an obligation to give it that chance.
>>39365998I find that doubtful, the tech priest was a khornate cultist with a strong temperament towards darwinian style improvement. The strong kill the weak and get stronger. That thought process makes us his better.
>>39365549>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator.You needed to send him far away, that way his chances of dying on route increased. "Go towards the Warp Drive and kill everything on your path but do not dare to cross the door, it is forbidden. Good luck son of the Omnissiah."You pulled him and embraced the unknown Skitarius onto a hot and radiating, literally, hug. With this done you sent him away and when he was out of sight started supervising the body cremation works. All the insectoid bodies formed a small mound and when the hive was burned more cadavers appeared from its holes and tunnels. When incinerated the sweet smell of their sense kicking honey filled the room and made more than one in the team to puke, even a servitor ended regurgitating its food, albeit with a straight face and showing no emotion at any time.It took an about fifty minutes to burn it all. When then you heard a knocking on the door, it was the infected Skitarius, it looked more pale his veins were clearly more visible, he was covered in sap, honey and both rat and insect blood. It was obvious that he encountered and fought enemies but to encourage him even more you didn't increased his timer yet."Status report?" You simply asked."I..." He answered somewhat huffing and stressed as there were barely eight minutes before the timer reached zero. "There are some corridors blocked sir! I have not found any of them blocked with a tree so massive but yes with miniature forests...there are also a variation that has corridors or even entire rooms covered in honeycombs and hives. Those vibrate from the heavy vibration so noticeably that can be felt several meters away...""Your time is running out." You simply answered coldly as the timer showed four minutes and blinked alarmingly. "how is that you aren't in one of those rooms right now?"The tension became really thick and stressful. With an encouraging glare you looked at him before giving him another hour of life.
>>39365948Also, I'm not so certain that the magos juris will tear what remains of our skin off and pin what remains over the entrance of a ship, because (If I understand 40K lore as well as I pretend to) we are/were a rune techpriest and they (if I'm not totally wrong) were known for 'out of the box' reasoning so maybe, so long as we don't do much MORE wrong, maybe there would be some leniency?
WE don't want to go anywhere near heretek while on an inquisitorial ship. Plus Heracor is a nice guy by human standards when not fighting the ruinous powers. Also just got off work.
>>39366096There is an awkward silence after he's gone and then some sighs of relief. Your team ends purifying the rest of the bodies until they are nothing but a small pyramid of blackened dust with some bones and mechanic remnants poking out. After it the group circles the rests and draws a gear with salt around it, then chants a song of mourning; not for the servitor itself but for the machine spirits that inhabited its bionics.Even with the potent turbines the room stank of death and charred insects so we exited it pretty quickly.>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.>Go to the Ventilation and Air Renovation Control. ( CURRENT LOCATION // PURGED )>Go to the Command Center. It is about 15/20 minute walk.>Go to the Plasma Engine. Main entrance is about 15/20 minutes away.>Go to the Warp Drive / Geller Field Generator. It's a 30/35 minute walk. ( INFECTED'S LOCATION // PURGE IN PROGRESS )
>>39366205>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.Also let us reload.
>>39366205>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.Closest next?Also would be good to restock on promethium, check out what other funky chemicals there are, etc
>>39366205>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.We can use it as an ammo/weapons depot to resupply in. Also we can hopefully keep the engine coolant at a usable level. Also I personally wish to vouch for neurotoxin production because GAS THE NURGLITES SPACE WAR NOW!
>>39366205>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.
>>39366205>Go to the warehouses
>>39366205>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.Leave some servitors here, to prevent it from being reinfected
>>39366205>Go to the warehouses.They store different chemicals and fuels on them. It is pretty close to your current location.We need to refuel and besides even a person so dull to read emotions like you can see that they feel safer the further they are from the soon to be martyr. The walk is short and there is no need to make any detour. There are some chemicals and fuel types stored in barrels. They are kept cool the ventilation system since some of those products and elements evaporate when in ambient temperature. Surely since the ship stood some hours without energy those products have now become useless and nothing more than toxic waste. What a massive loss honestly, it is sad to think that the hard and meticulous work of some techpriest that followed every sacred step to distill those chemicals was moot.Looking around you notice that there is a sealed door that communicates the warehouses with the AdMech Cathedral. It was an intelligent design that would help the techpriests get and transport the different materials and also a secret way of accessing the Engines and other forbidden areas safely.Towers of shelves that reached the ceiling filled the place, every one of them pretty much full with barrels or other tanks or chests. They were classified by color, code and had several signs indicating what risks they carried but looking at every barrel would be a painstaking work, there had to be an Inventory somewhere...You ordered your team to search for a terminal or document that indicated what was stored inside. It took an hour approximately, you didn't needed to check the time, the distant sound of an explosion and a insect shriek indicated that the hour from the martyr passed. After the rumble everybody looked down and felt bad with themselves, that Skitarius was a friend and most of them didn't doubted when the chance of executing him came, they were scared of him and now that he died as a hero they all regretted they way they acted.
Could you post that map image again?If it's not too much of a bother.
>>39366434When you finally had the Inventory on your hands it indicated the following items:>Diesel Promethium: 271 Barrels>Raw Promethium: 57 Barrels>Neurotoxin-Ingredient A: 12 Barrels>Neurotoxin-Ingredient B: 20 Barrels>Sacred Multiuse Oil: 1337 BarrelsThe rest of the chemicals and barrels went to waste from the aforementioned lack of cold.The first barrel was ready to use promethium fit for both flamers and vehicles. Second one needed to be refined, it was more dirty and slickly but burned equally as good. Third and Fourth were pretty descriptive but unless you managed to get the recipe those ingredients were useless. The sacred Oil worked well as an all-rounded salvation that could be used to oil doors or weapons.We all refueled and spent three barrels doing so. The team seemed to feel happier now that their weapons were full and ready to be fired. What would you do next?(Only one)>Use the door and access the Cathedral, try to find the recipe to create the Neurotoxin.>Leave some servitors guarding the place and continue exploring.>Make the servitors carry the promethium barrels to use them as explosive traps or refuel later.>Write in>>39366509Have the clean version.
>>39366564>Leave some servitors guarding the place and continue exploring.
>>39366518Yeah, and I know it's a pretty damn lazy thing to ask.>>39366564Thanks.>Leave some servitors guarding the place and continue exploring.
>>39366564>>Leave some servitors guarding the place and continue exploring.We don't actually know how well neurotoxin works on warp monstrosities, it'd probably be effectivish though.
>>39366564Either>Use the door and access the Cathedral, try to find the recipe to create the Neurotoxin.or>Leave some servitors guarding the place and continue exploring.>>39366612>pretty damn lazy thing to ask.I figured you're posting from mobile or something. If not then I want those few seconds of my life back.
>>39366564>Use the door and access the Cathedral, try to find the recipe to create the Neurotoxin.That's going to be useful if we want to kill something without damaging something else.
>>39366620The blood sacrifice is completed.
You know, it just occurred to me that we still have the deceased magos' diary, and that it might have the neurotoxin recipe inside.
>>39366716Dead magos' disembodied voice pls. You're not tricking me that easily.
>>39366716It isn't on the inventory, did you mean the memories he implanted in us?
>>39366748>>39366750He means the one that suicide all the other admech personnel on this ship, so Heracor had to be the one to get us into space. The depressed female one, not the heretek.
>>39366771Sorry, I recall who you mean now. If I remember rightly it took us a while to read the whole thing and moreover it's not that likely to have neurotoxin recipes in is it? I mean, a magos would probably just remember it and a diary isn't where they'd write it down if they were to...
>>39366716>>39366750>>39366771It's true, we still have the diary. It is full of her puke thought. I didn't consider it important enough to add it into the inventory. Anyway that's her diary not her work notes. There isn't anything about how to create the neurotoxin in its pages, sorry.
>>39366796Yeah just clarifying for that anon>>39366806Figured as much.
>>39366806Ah, okay. I just remembered that we could read it to, with some luck, glance at her knowledge as an option. I'll wait until the ship's purified if that's the case.
Do we have much of an idea how effective neurotoxin would be against these nurglings?I mean, inside of the corrupted area even killing them does little, and outside it, fire seems to work well enough.not to mention some of the skitarii don't have rebreathers.
>>39366855Toxins in general against anything nurgle is a bad idea, as is anything viral. Hence why they don't use banewolves or virus bombing on them.
Aren't most forms of bug spray a form of mild neurotoxin or another?
>>39366874It isn't a virus, it's an artificial poison. It isn't courageous, or a biological agent, it is made simply to kill biological organisms. So there's a chance it will be really effective, we just have to test it on something like a leftover insect.
>>39366926He wasn't saying that it's a virus, he was saying that virus', like toxins, don't work so well against nurgle.
>>39366564>Leave some servitors guarding the place and continue exploring.This place seems to be safe from the enemy, partly because the selves and the barrels aren't big enough to build those great hives and thanks to the reinstated energy flow the new cold temps keep them at bay.Warehouses and Ventilation center are safe. It was time to head into the deepest parts. Honestly you didn't knew how many of them would return alive, you had barely scrapped into the interior of those corridors and three members of the team were already dead.As you went more into the interior the stench of death became bigger and more noticeable. Some vent grills were clogged with what seemed rat and insect guts. It seems that among that internal war the warpspawned insects won against the rodents. In one corner there was even a hive that was partially built with the skin and bones from dead rats. Maybe it was just evolution of the fittest, maybe it was some kind of totem that displayed their viciousness.
>>39366964Exactly, artificial stuff is still Nurgle's domain.
>>39366984You had to stop during one moment because the corridor was blocked by a massive hive that made vibrations noticeable even of the floors and walls. It seemed that the insects didn't noticed you yet and thus vibrate heavily yet low. Your ears catch a conversation on the other side...it cannot be the Skitarius as he died when the bomb went off. It had to be Wilhelmina.If you attacked and used concentrated fire against the hive you might be able to pierce it and catch her before she runs away. There was also the chance of connecting against and trying to contact her with the vox-casters but there was the risk of becoming infected like the servitor. Finally there was the option of going trough the safe path but the detour would be so long that by the time you reached her she would be surely gone.>Try to attack the hive and destroy it.1d100. 85 or more is success.>Try to connect into the video and vox feed and spy her conversation or speak with her.1d100. 80 or more is success.>Take the safe path.>Write in.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>39366996>Try to connect into the video and vox feed and spy her conversation or speak with her.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>39366996>Melta bombBlow the fucker void high!
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>39366996>Try to attack the hive and destroy it.Time to play dangerously
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>39366996>Try to connect into the video and vox feed and spy her conversation or speak with her.
>>39367016We should definitely storm into the room after we blow up the hive with our mask on and put some of our screeching practise to use.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>39366996Use a melta bomb as a sticky grenade on the hive then flame it.
>>39367038>>39367016Also, this is me, not another independent vote.>4 way tie.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>39366996>>Try to connect into the video and vox feed and spy her conversation or speak with her.Have the team back the FUCK up in case this goes ploin shape.
>>39367072Oh damn, the Ommisiah is with me tonight! Who thinks I should push my luck and roll another d100?
>>39367072We may have incidentally found a weakness in the Nurgle computer virus thanks to you. Good job.
>>39367072Not a great time to roll a 100, tbh...>you try to hack the system.>you hack it SO MUCH it activates the turrets in the ship and purges everything!
>>39367080Would now be a bad time to specify on trying to speak with her, especially since we could use her as a heretical guinea pig to hopefully discover a viral cure with?
>>39367072About damn time we had good luck! Good on ya anon!>>39367080Heracor finds a weakness in the nurgle virus?>>39367094Save it anon, good luck is in short supply right now.
>>39367113Alternatively we could just give her a melta bomb and have her redeem herself.
>>39367113100 or not, nurgle is not a thing to be trifled with, I'd sleep sounder if we just put her out of her misery.
I just had a horrific thought. What would a slaaneshi heretek look like... imagine what they'd put on the dendrites, or there augments, my god the options are never ending!
Wilhemina is already corrupted, give her the Emperor's Mercy, and then proceed to BURN IT ALL
>Try to connect into the video and vox feed and spy her conversation or speak with her.Alright, this is obviously the option I'll go with. You anons want to write something to say to her or just have me go and improvise something?
>>39367113Heracor isn't that good. Also if she picked up Nurgle's rot she is literally uncurable except by Nurgle's hands. Let's see what sort of shape she is in then we can decide. If she's corrupted we need to finalize her though.>>39367148The Dendrites would have drug injectors yet be made of flesh somehow.
>>39367163We could always give her the whole spiel we gave in defense of that cloned khornate, that flesh is weak, but if her soul remains pure she may still be redeemable, and if her body is not she can still martyr herself and be remembered as a skittari hero.
>>39367163"Wilhemina. Status report."
>>39367173I wasn't thinking drug injectors, I was more so thinking several lewd devices, many of which vibrate...
>>39367148There are lots of options, like having all the dendrites and cybernetics be gold plated and stylized, or have the blueprints of their best creations embroidered unto their cloak, or having chemicals injected directly into their brain for 'inspiration' of to their next project.
>>39367184It depends on how bad the infection is. At this point she'd have to be quarantined and receive treatment. If there is mutation involved however...
>>39367199They can be both anon.>>39367173Willhemina I know you are frightened, I understand that the ruinous powers are trying to tempt you. Don't believe them. The promises the make are false. I have fought them before and likely will fight them again. All they want is for you to give into them, to lsoe yourself and suborn youself to them. That is what happened on the planet you picked me up from, and it cost thousands their lives in order to stop. Fight it Willhemina, be a techpreistess, not a Cultist.
>>39367163Second bit of this>>39367266was meant for you Axsisel.
>>39367163>"I have a cure."Lie through our teeth but sound convincing and she might believe us. We can assess the extent of her recoverability once we meet her in person.
>>39367309I wonder if we could just sorta rip her brain out, shove it through the sanctifying shower in the main ship, then shove it in a cyborg or something?
>>39367163Changing vote from >>39367184 to >>39367266Also remember to note that getting forcibly infected with a heretical disease does not automatically make you a heretic, its whether or not you embrace that disease or resist it that does.
>>39367336Don't think Imperial bionics are good enough for that.
>>39367336That had crossed my mind too. We might have to get pretty experimental to achieve that however.
>>39367336Its... probably possible, but its getting dangerously close to heretical tech and the whole "Men of Iron" issue that nobody wants to get even remotely near.
>>39367358>>39367370>>39367371I mean, I personally think it would be best to kill her, but if we REALLY wanted to save her, to add to our "former cultist" team, we could take her head off, right? that's not too much different from the old skitarii leader's setup?
>>39367336That's tech heresy imo. That's not a human body after all but a robotic body with a human brain. Here's the schematic that I follow.>Human Body + Human Brain = Sacred and Perfect!>Human Body + Bionics + Human Brain = Accepted>Robot Body + Human Brain = Artificial Intelligence. Heresy! ( That's why intelligent servoskulls are banned too )>Human Body + Robotic Brain = Artificial Intelligence on the sacred human form.DOUBLE HERESY!>Robot Body + Robotic Brain = Men of Iron.
>>39367432SO in other words she'd need more than say 35% of her body left to be saved?
>>39367410I'm not the one to ask, bit iirc, right now we have the capability on earth to do something like this, If we could manage the nerves right?>>39367432What about an entire head and perhaps, spine?maybe we could save her chest (for no reason in particular)
>>39367432We could always just tell everyone that she's wearing heavy armour and constantly keep her wrapped up in robes to her disguise quite how metal she is
>>39367432Isn't >Robot Body + Human Brainpretty widespread? As in they are used in place of computers? In ships and titans and stuff?
>>39367432Pshh.Some of the oldest Iron Hands are just augmented brains in robot bodies. They technically still have a soul, and it's the soulless intelligence that is heresy.
>>39367462>>39367461>>39367447>>39367432>>39367410Guys, accept the fact that she is going to die, this is warhammer 40k, and she is heavily infected, you made this path clear when you sent that other skittari to his death, we can do the same to her, but if we try to save her now it will be showing a clear double standard and will undermine our own leadership, and also get us thrown out an airlock for being half a dozen types of heresy. >>39367468 Those are servitors, they're not a true intelligent life, they can do basic functions but not think laterally on them and they are partially biological.
>>39367480Do necrons have souls? Is yes then their tech isn't so heretical right?
>>39367432>Human Body + Robotic Brain = Artificial Intelligence on the sacred human form.DOUBLE HERESY!Aren't those servitors?>>39367499Just Seeing what we can get away with, I know she's probably fragged unless Axsisel throws us a bone but knowledge is power.
>>39367518Nope, servitors are basically a lobotomized augmented brain allowing them to interface with technology, basically its as if you've given a ant a body and convinced it everyone else is its leader.
>>39367515No cause they're all machine, 100%. They make Men of Iron look slow and weak when at 100%, thankfully because of time and repeated battle damage you basic Necron is only a shadow of it's former glory. Still terrifying as fuck though.
>>39367515They don't. Their minds have been digitized, leaving their bodies and souls to be nomed by the C'tans.
>>39366996>Try to connect into the video and vox feed and spy her conversation or speak with her.You are somewhat scared but this is the safest options, besides fighting the wasps would have surely generated a lot of noise and scared her anyway. Once again you find a terminal nearby and connect into the interface, this time knowing that there was a virus out there that could simply overload your cybernetic brain with useless data and then advance towards the organic one and start erasing your most basic functions to fill the gaps with more junk until you are left as a husk that cannot even breathe on its own. Basically it was a data overdose.As your cyber-mind links with the cogitator and enters into the net you start running and searching for the camera connection feed as fast as you can. On that world you are nothing but a light that travel at almost the speed of light. On the real world in the computer's pict screen thousands of documents and folders can be visibly opened and searched.From time to time you see what seems like an grey and amorphous blob, looking at it closely you could see that it was in reality jet black and covered in white zeros and ones, giving it a grey appearance in the distance. As you got closer the numbers shifted and increased, the blob increasing in mass as well. You run away as far as you can and look back for an instant, then the impossible happens, in the binary junk code that the blob generated a "2" appears. As it is impossible and breaks every law the blob just explodes, sending its malicious code all around and infecting it even further. You know what to avoid, it seems that the blobs grow slowly but that if left alone they don't enter into that multiplication frenzy. Flying past them became easy. Surely the servitor stepped into one during his trip and wasn't quick or intelligent enough to move away from it.
>>39367621Of course, warp fuckery not only violates the laws of physics but also of mathematics! This is a significant discovery that would get us instantly blammed were we to brag about it!
>>39367693Heracor Creates an anti-virus for Nurgle infections. All it does is hunt down 2s. It is considered a massive success.
>>39367621A second later you are on the controls, it seems like a miracle but they aren't infected at all. You can perfectly contact and see her. She is hunched and hiding in the shadows, it is obvious that her body has suffered heavy mutations as she seems at least twice as wide and her silhouette is strange to discern. Once again, she is talking with somebody."Do it, Mother." The same gurgling and sick voice, the same trouble to pronunciation the word Mother."N-no...they are there and they will save me, they are fighting the creatures!""I am your creature, I am your son. You have seen what they did with the one that had the Queen on his interior. Imagine what would they do with us!!"You decided to intervene.
>>39367840"Wilhelmina I know you are frightened, I understand that the ruinous powers are trying to tempt you. Don't believe them. The promises the make are false. I have fought them before and likely will fight them again. All they want is for you to give into them, to lost yourself and suborn yourself to them. That is what happened on the planet you picked me up from, and it cost thousands their lives in order to stop. Fight it Wilhelmina, be a techpriestess, not a slave.""NO! NO!" Said the strange voice.The techpriestess moved and the halogen lights illuminated her naked body for an instant. She was completely obese and sick looking. Her face continued hid as she still wore her hood. Part of her left arm was now covered with a warphive from were thousands of insects flew and buzzed heavily, Wilhelmina's right hand was pretty much devoid of skin and only showed her rust covered robotic limb. Her breasts looked swollen and varicose, her nipples were puffy and purple looking and from it a stale looking milk weakly poured. Her newly stomach formed so fast that she was completely covered in stretch marks, there was a great horizontal cut on her waist, probably from a failed suicide attempt and from it two things hanged...one were her own digestive track, the other was a dead looking fetus arm...Wilhelmina's left leg was so morbidly fat that she seemed that bending it was a complete pain, it also was so mutated that it looked more like an elephant foot, the right one was the inverse, it was gaunt and looked dead, there was tree root that apparently came from her rectum and strangled that leg bending it in an impossible way but also giving it the stability that her new girth needed. Between her legs lied a hive that buzzed loud and gushed a thick yellowy honey that was surely mixed with other fluids. I have a drawing of this pretty thing if you guys want it.
>>39367840>it is obvious that her body has suffered heavy mutations as she seems at least twice as wide and her silhouette is strange to discernYeah, that sounds like it's a purging job. RIP Wilhemina
>>39367860>I have a drawing of this pretty thing if you guys want it.Yeah, why not. I haven't had a nightmare in a while.
It's past midnight for me so I'll end it for today. There will be another thread this Sunday but not the next week due to school and gf reasons.As always 30 minutes of questions, suggestions and critics. I'll also accept thread descriptions for the archive.Thanks to everybody who played!
>>39367860Axsisel This is the trainwreck paradox. You don't want to see but can't look away. Holyshit.
>>39367860I have the weirdest boner right now.
>>39367860>he posts the picture.>not drawing, picture.>Axsisel was slaanesh cultist all along!
>>39367860No thanks.Please, no thanks.
>>39367901>>39367908I'm gonna use my phone to upload it so don't expect perfect quality. Also in the drawing she's holding 419N||990's skull and spine because reasons...
>>39367957>holding 419N||990's skull and spinePoor best Techpreist-kun...
>>39367957Should I roll now or wait until you post for my fetish roll?
>>39367957At least spoiler it for those that don't want to see it.
>>39367906So was this what you had planned for her since she got infected? Also would the nurgle infection have happened regardless or could we have stopped it? If it was inevitable was losing someone before we knew what was happening guaranteed or preventable? Did we mess or was it just bad luck?
So... Wilhelmina waifu route confirmed?
>>39368061and such began slaaneshi heretek quest.
>>39368061Nope going to purge her, Whether we can save her souls or not is the issue. The body is already fucked, in both meanings of the word.
HERE IS THE PICTURE!>>39368026I had planned to have one team become infected but the rest was pretty much player decision. I mean you guys choose what teams to make and were to send them.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>39368089Rolling for fetish acquirement.
>>39368098Whew, that was a close one.
Rolled 611 (1d666)>>39368089666/10made me spit out my pipePRAISE SLAANEHRoll for screaming
>>39368098Your fetish is terrible. The dice said so.
>>39368124a nat 1 would've been a gained fetish, I was extremely close.
>>39368061God I hope not.>>39368078I can write semi-decent smut but It isn't something I want to focus on in this quest. Not saying that dating somebody is impossible tho.
>>39368089Well, yup that's train wreck worthy. Question is will she give up and let us kill her or not? If we had found her before we left for the Skiitari could we have either saved her(via chainsword surgery of cutting the rot out and running to the medic very fast) or purged her to end her pain? Or was finding her not an option?Also has the inquisitor noticed anything yet?
>>39368115You know, the actual number of the beast is 616. You're actually only five off, you daemonic degenerate you.
>>39368089So we got best digitalis techpreist killed then? Damnit, us!
>>39368145That wasn't a no! WILHELMINA WAIFU ROUTE CONFIRMED!!!!
>>39368078The only 'hi' I want is as a greeting from my comrades, heretic scum.
>>39368078Fuck off>>39368179You too>>39368168Yeah she got corrupted by Nurgle Code, the blew up as a swarm of bugs gestated in then explosively left her stomach.>>39368184Ave Imperator.
Stop shitting up the board. Take your faggy quests to skype or sup/tg/ you sperglords. Sage because not /tg/
>>39368143Even If I am into wh40k I have barely played tabletop and much less the roleplaying game most of my friends are into pathfinder. I always found curious and even weird the fact that the lesser you get the better it is. Are Dark Heresy and the other roleplaying games hard to learn?>>39368156>Question is will she give up and let us kill her or not? She's not a warrior and thus hasn't accepted death as well as the others do, besides she was secretly pregnant and her "baby" is talking with her. She also has been running from us all the time in fear. My bet is that she won't let us kill her, specially because her "baby" is convincing her to stay alive.>If we had found her before we left for the Skiitari could we have either saved her(via chainsword surgery of cutting the rot out and running to the medic very fast) or purged her to end her pain? Or was finding her not an option?Finding her was an option as I usually give the "Write in" option and even when I forget to write it if someone gives another option I give it into account. Saving her was possible yes but she would lost her "baby" and be turned into a servitor or executed for both being corrupted and breaking the AdMech's rules.>Also has the inquisitor noticed anything yet?We told her that there was some warp rust and she has told us to destroy that shit up. Her cameras cannot reach the frigate as they aren't connected by electrical means. She has also told us that she prefers to lose the ship than to stain her own Cruiser so if shit hits the fan bye bye Frigate.
>>39368267You know, there are weekend quests discussions for your butthurt complaints. Plus you wasted your time, we were just wrapping up.
>>39368330Dude Ignore the trolls.
>>39368267Oh look a trolling anti-quester. Quests are Tg anon didn't you get the memo? Now fuck off.>>39368295So she was already pregnant? I don't see how it'd be against the Admech's rules though. How much of a fight do you think she'll be since she isn't a fighter and (hopefully) won't take as much to put down as Noctum. (a semi-ascended Khornate Daemon prince with lots of combat experience should be tougher than a chaos corrupted nurglite techpreistess with next to no experience.)
>>39368295I think we can convince her that this is not her actual baby, as they generally do not talk. One of the joys of parenthood is teaching one's kids all of that. If it can talk and reason, it probably isn't her baby. At least not anymore, and it's definitely manipulating her.
>>39368357>So she was already pregnant? I don't see how it'd be against the Admech's rules though.It isn't just a normal pregnancy, It's a teen pregnancy. That's shunned in our current era, imagine how would it be seen in an School that sees the flesh as weak and teaches you to focus only on knowledge and machines, not in people. In my opinion a techprietess can get pregnant if she desires but only if she tells to the Magos that supervise it beforehand and she has ended her schooling. A teenager who gets pregnant will get behind her school lessons for some months, unacceptable. Besides both she and the father fell to the weakness of the flesh...both the parents and the son should be converted into servitors, both as a punishment and as a advise towards the rest of the students.
>>39368433What you've said seems a little extreme (also very wasteful). At worse she'd get the baby taken from her(servitor or if carried to near term brought up by others) and mindwiped along with the father.(probably put on a leash like Heracor was too, so it wouldn't happen again, but beside the point)Also Cadians start having kids as young as 13-14. So it's really a regional culture thing.That being said I could see, with how fucked up the techpreists and SKiitari on this ship are, it happening.
>>39368527Well I think that in such hermetic societies like the Mechanicus ones teen pregnancies are something really rare both because the way they think and how banned it is.>Also Cadians start having kids as young as 13-14. So it's really a regional culture thing.Yeah well I was specifying with the forge-worlds. Cadians having sons by 13 isn't so crazy as they are militarist and that's the only way of having another soldier.>That being said I could see, with how fucked up the techpreists and SKiitari on this ship are, it happening.I think I went too far with the artistic liberty in with this AdMech temple. Sorry if someone found it out of the setting.
>>39368590Seems fine to me. Limited resources on a spaceship and all that.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Novice%20Heretek%20QuestThread is uploaded. Vote it if you enjoyed it and once again thanks for playing!
>>39368590Getting turned into a servitor would be wasteful( kid is servitor'd(Cherubim are handy) the other two are watched and supervised closely so it doesn't happen again) still w/e each ship and world are different.>>39368649Thanks for running!
>>39368295That wasn't from tabletop, that was a /tg/ meme where people roll a d20 and if you get a nat 1 its your fetish now, going off of the whole joke that /tg/ will slowly but surely give you every fetish ever.