In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only war. Imperium of Man, once strong and proud, now is slowly crumbling, whole regions of space are lost to the horrors that lurk in the darkness of the void. Sector Deus is just one of the thousands of Imperial provinces that form the front line in the war to defend Humanity itself. Corruption from within and aggression from without threaten it. But the Emperor sends us hope. High Lords of Terra commissioned a Chapter of Adeptus Astartes, finest warriors Humanity has ever seen, to defend this region of space. They are the last line of defence that hold Age of Ruin at bay. They are the Ghosts of Retribution and this is their tale.
Chapter Chronicles and starting point for the initiates:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiDatalogs from the previous thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/44193369/Voxcaster frequency (use for operational purposes only):https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Thought for the day: Don't seek joy, but rather cherish the absence of agony.+Theme: https://listenonrepeat.com/?v=x2Lc2WYPQ0w#Dawn_of_War_II_OST_Full_-_HD
>>44210775Ion reporting for Duty! Nice to see you two days in a row Skargan, thats a real rarity. Thanks man.
>>44210775I'm here to serve
Last session+++The men of the Chapter have discovered genestealer infestation on the world of San Larion in the perifery of Sector Deus. Genestealer, foulest of the aliens, inflicted painful losses on the Chapter, but the victory was ours.After an intense duel between Brethorius and Alpha Purestrain, Brethorius fell, but his brothers saved him and finished off mortally wounded beast, then proceeded to execute the genestealer Patriarch, decapitating the cult and allowing cleansing to begin.+++Please roll d50%(+5 suits) for how many suits of armour will you manage to retrieve from the brothers who died during the initial ambush. [out of 31 suit]How do you conduct the cleansing of the planet until Inquiition arrives?
Rolled 30 (1d50)>>44210934Rolling for suits
>>44210911Welcome, brother. May your faith never waivers.>>44210857I think I owe that to you guys. I've been away for a long time and you are still here, so I think it would be unfair of me not to run more games now that I have some time.
Rolled 16 (1d50)>>44210934How about geneseed?As for cleansing of the planet. I'd say just maintain security at key locations until the Inquisitor arrives. Make sure everyone on the planet knows that if they cause any unrest we will show no mercy.Also before the year turns I'd like to start training another 5 apothecaries, 5 techmarines and 2 more chaplains for a total cost of about 60 wealth.
>>44210911Welcome Brother! Join us in the Voxcaster so that our minds may become one and strike with a clarity and unity so we may purge the Xeno, the Heretic and the Mutant.
>>44210934Let's see I vaguely recall there was a operation to gas out some tunnels or something There's still that purestrain that needs to be purged Other than that what's the general outlook on the planet? Do we know more about the supposed civil war?
>>44210975Ahm as said in chat, if we recover geneseed I want each sample checked by every apothecary individually, lest we get 4 armed marines.
>>44210993You missed last thread when we did purge said Primaris purestrain.
>>44211030Oh I thought it escaped
>>4421094730% = 1010 +5 = 15 of the suits were deemed by Techmarine Seran to be of good enough condition to be salvaged and repaired, you may add them to Chapter Inventory>Spend 5-10 wealth to give Brethorius the very best Augmetics. Have an artist give it a beautiful diorama of him fucking up the Primaris Purestrain.He is fine without additional augmetics, unless you want to use this as an opportunity to upgrade him. This amount of money would allow you to cover his chest in literal adamantite armour with diorama etched onto it. Mechanically it would add +10 TH to him, but decrease his AG by -5.>perhaps we can spend 6 or so wealth opening up soup kitchens to help public relations.Do you still want to do this? If you do, roll d100 and tell me who administers the operation>give a speech that thanks all for their support, announce that Mr.B is wounded and give Quintor an Mr.B a mark of recorgnitionAll of the Chapter rejoices in our victory at San Larion. While losses are not light, this was one of the most serious enemies we faced and we prevailed over them!Also, please roll 2d10 for the amount of the geneseed retrieved from dead brothers. Unfortunately genestealer style of combat doesn't leave much behind...
>>44211071We tracked it down and burned it alive for harming Brethorius.
>>44211019>not wanting four arm marinesBut brother think of all the dakka they could carry
Rolled 10, 8 = 18 (2d10)>>44211087> Mechanically it would add +10 TH to him, but decrease his AG by -5.Do it.
Rolled 2, 3 = 5 (2d10)>>44211087>He is fine without additional augmetics, unless you want to use this as an opportunity to upgrade him. This amount of money would allow you to cover his chest in literal adamantite armour with diorama etched onto it. Mechanically it would add +10 TH to him, but decrease his AG by -5.I'd prefer to leave him as not-robotic.Have the diorama of his victory etched into his heraldry.>Do you still want to do this? If you do, roll d100 and tell me who administers the operationNo thanks, we should instead be asking what the fuck we're going to get back from San Larion after losing so much for their crappy little planet.
>>44211143Thank goodness I rolled before this. Give me those 18 geneseed.
>>44211087Also did Brethroius' 'Hard to Kill' trait improve at all? Can I use his XP to improve it?
>>44211143>>Do you still want to do this? If you do, roll d100 and tell me who administers the operation>No thanks, we should instead be asking what the fuck we're going to get back from San Larion after losing so much for their crappy little planet.Agree with not opening a soup kitchen, things are likely to go downhill on that planet anyway. No need to throw away money for that. Disagree with getting stuff out as well, just leave before we get drawn into that civil war
>>44211143>Have the diorama of his victory etched into his heraldry.Ask him first if he wants to, he lost more or less
>>44211143Also DO NOT pass up a chance to give Brethorius a overall +5 to his skills and an awesome chest piece to swoon the ladies.
>>44211087Yes to chest plate . No to soup kitchen.
>>44211311That is two for chestplate.
>>44211224>Agree with not opening a soup kitchen, things are likely to go downhill on that planet anyway. No need to throw away money for that. Disagree with getting stuff out as well, just leave before we get drawn into that civil warOkay.I'm pretty sick of this sector apparently liking us yet getting absolutely nothing out of it. We bleed and bleed for this backwater but are given nothing in return by the people we protect.So how about this: from now on every planet pays us 2 wealth per year or they get no help from us should they need it. Hive worlds can pay 5wpy because of massive population, forge and agri worlds are exempt.It's about time we actually get paid for doing our job.
>>44211333Nope we do not extort money. We are not Mafia Marines.
>>44211333What are we space Jews?
>>44210993>civil warThere's no unrest in the planet currently. The only clear thing is that Don Siempre and his regime was greatly weakened and if you would leave immediately, his enemies might use the chance to strike and take power.It takes a few weeks until Laertos Karr, Inquisitor serving with Ordo Xeno finally arrives. He is a tall man of undecipherable age, his face bears no mark of anything resembling human empathy, but when he sees you, his lips smile:>You have done a fine job here, Chapter Master. Genestealers are among the most potent threats facing the Imperium, their infestations are not only very hard to detect and prevent, but once they erupt, there's almost no chance of ever getting the world back without decimating it... Well, but thanks to you San Larion is spared, at least for now. I've taken the liberty to requisition additional forces from Nobis, it will take us some years to purge the population of all remnants of the infection. And even then, we can never be sure - the planet is still only partly colonised, there are many places where enemy could hide. I was also notified that there's a minor xeno presence here... I think that warrants a separate investigation as well. Nonetheless, I wouldn't want to intrude upon your battlefield. What are your own views on what should be done with the planet? I can't promise that Inquisition will follow through with your suggestions, but we are interested to hear what you think.
>>44211411Ehhh do we even really care about this planet?
>>44211411>What are your own views on what should be done with the planet? I can't promise that Inquisition will follow through with your suggestions, but we are interested to hear what you think."We need to ensure that the population is clean. Requisition for your Ordo to send equipment to test every citizen and execute every one that refuses to be analyzed. Also we have quite a few excellent genestealer specimens for you to take as a gift to the Ordo, these genestealers might be a unique and powerful strain as their Primaris almost took out one of my finest warriors after he nearly mortally wounded it first."
>>44211411Suggestion:Dear Mr. KarrWe are space marines. We fight the enemy where we see it. We are not well equipped to handle an enemy we do not see, nor do we have the resources to monitor a whole planet. Furthermore, as our chapter is quite young, this is our first fight against genestealers and as such we would like to lay the matter into more capable hands. So the decision is yours, should you find yourself in need, feel free to contact us.With the emperors blessings,hi_hi_hi chapter_serf on behalf of the Ghosts of Retribution
>>44211475I do not
>>44211411"The infection could have spread far. I'd recommend screening the population and sterilising any found to be carrying it. Without the patriarch they are at no risk of being controlled but offspring could culminate in hybrids.As for the infection persisting, only purestrains have the capability to infect new specimins so they present to only risk after the population has been screened. The genestealers are feral now though, without the control of the patriarch, so they should follow instinct and try to hunt. This will inevitably draw them back to settlements so as long as vigilance is maintained they reveal themselves to be destroyed.As for the native xenos, I don't think a true investigation is warranted as it seems to be a straightforward territorial dispute between the Imperium and the Tsai and their human allies. Supporting the imperial forces already here would tip the balance and push the aliens back, with any luck simply to the point where they run away completely."
>>4421111918 samples of geneseed were recovered! A lot more than expected, it is a good day!>>44211311>>44211267>>44211143Please roll Klementhos Medicae (d100) if you'll reach consensus on whether you want him robotised.>>44211223Yes, it's possible, but ask Luigi whether he applied any of the xp already, because he does most of the managing for the wiki. 1 xp invested in hard to kill would improve this trait by 1 point or if you would invest all 5xp that he got, he would get +6 to that trait.>>44211333>>44211356>>44211368This would be possible to implement, but please tell me more on how you will announce it and manage it. Do you want to send your representatives to all of these planets (that in itself would cost around 1W per year to maintain their upkeep,etc.)>>44211483>>44211503>>44211530>I find this advice agreeable. You have done your duty, we'll work with pacifying the population. Nonetheless, if you don't have any other pressing threats to deal with, I would like to ask you to leave some of your marines here to keep the peace. I could arrange some compensation for you from the Ordos, but this is optional, you don't have to do it, I think we could manage just with the Imperial Guardsmen at our disposal, they are sending 30 Athenian regiments here.
>>44211530Disagree, there is the chance that the xenos or non-imperial, read non-monitored, humans are infected. We do not know that.
>>44211572How many marines does he think he'd need to keep the peace? We could probably leave 20 or 30 with no problem.
>>44211572Let's leave 20 to keep the peace
>>44211572>I find this advice agreeable. You have done your duty, we'll work with pacifying the population. Nonetheless, if you don't have any other pressing threats to deal with, I would like to ask you to leave some of your marines here to keep the peace. I could arrange some compensation for you from the Ordos, but this is optional, you don't have to do it, I think we could manage just with the Imperial Guardsmen at our disposal, they are sending 30 Athenian regiments here."I shall leave whatever forces you deem necessary good Inquisitor. The compensation that we receive should be in the form of equipment if possible."
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>44211572Medicae roll
>>44211572[You have read that I suggest screening all of them for alteration?]We can leave some Space Marines for the immediate peacekeeping efforts, however I would like you to heed our recent change to the engagement doctrine. They are only to be deployed in squads of ten or more anymore.
>>44211572Do we gain any good reputation with the Ordo Xenos for cooperating and giving them gifts in the form of excellent genestealer specimens of a powerful strain?Also, can someone edit this pic to make it so it is the Ghosts of Retribution's colors? The heraldry on the marines is already perfect.
>>44211627>>44211637>Hm... Two squads should be more than enough, three would be great! For how long do you think you could station them here?a) just long enough to prevent civil war and for Don Siempre to get back onto the throne (1 year)b) long enough to allow the planet to rebuild (5 years)c) Xeno threat is present here, station the troops for as long as necessary to ensure peace - at least one generation to weed out the hybrids (20+ years)The longer you stay, the greater the reward.>>44211672Brethorius' face shines almost as brightly as his new torso. It is fabulous, nothing less than a piece of art - numerous artisans worked on it for weeks, polishing the metal to create diorama of the intense battle on San Larion. Brethorius is depicted as the hero champion struggling with the Alpha, Quintor meanwhile on the sidelines helps him by finishing the Patriarch, with the rest of the brothers fighting in the background... Cost - 5W (please apply +10TH, -5AG modifier).>>44211756Laertos smiles:>I am afraid that would be a very unorthodox to try to understand the alien... As we can see our bolters and meltaguns kill them well enough already. Why would you suggest that we need to research them, Chapter Master? Tell me more, I am interested.Please explain and roll any appropriate social skill.
>>44211803I'd say b. Assign one sternguard squad and one vanguard squad for 5 years.I want Brethorius to handpick these veterans, I want men he knows will give the inquisitor a good impression of our chapter, so no culters that could raise suspicions.
>>44211803>b) long enough to allow the planet to rebuild (5 years)We need to do something to secure the immediate future, but, with respect, I am against a prolonged stay as we cannot bind our resources in this war-ridden sector to only one planet.
>>44211803C) Lets leave two squads with two Deathwatch Veterans leading each. This should be for 20 years.I also want the Inquisitor to take a marine of his choosing onto his retinue to return in 5 years.
>>44211803>b) long enough to allow the planet to rebuild (5 years)
What, what? did i fell into a wormhole and went foward another year in time?!Just kidding, keep going
Your treasurer Averon Birg requests an audience with you.My lord, I have finished the task of categorising, measuring, and adding all the assets aquired from San Larion to our Chapter Treasury.I also took the liberty to open a new account in the treasury, a so-called Economical Account. I have already allocated 30% from both the freshly acuired assets, and the tribute from Artoria, and. With your permission, I would like to continue so with every form of monetary gain we recieve in the future.The two accounts generally have two purposes, each on it's own. The General Account is for everything that you might require to accomplish your sacred mission; weapons, armor, new ship, defenses, and so on.Meanwhile, assets wired to the Economic Account are for all activities that help us gain more, so we could keep our operations going. Everything that would require an investment, for us to spend money, in order to gain. Like upgrading our mining facilities, or building new ones, getting trade agreements, financing projects. It shoul all go from the Economic Account.Of course m'lord -he adds meekly not presuming to command you- at the end of the day it's still your and the Chapter's wealth to command, and you can spend it to your heart's content. However as you treasurer, I must advise you on the most useful ways to do so, and I think this might be the solution to our struggling finances on the long run.
>>44211803>I am afraid that would be a very unorthodox to try to understand the alien... As we can see our bolters and meltaguns kill them well enough already. Why would you suggest that we need to research them, Chapter Master? Tell me more, I am interested.It's your choice inquisitor. Know the enemy, kill the enemy. If we understood more of its biology we could better recognise and counter it. However I have no real experience in such things so I'll defer to your judgement. Shall I have all remains burned?
>>44211848>>44211869>>44211880>>44211900B) it is then. Please add expected event:357M41: San Larion Expeditionary Force returns.>>44211914Well, Christmas is the time of miracles, right?+++NEW YEAR! - 352.M41+++Roll for the roll GOD!+++Chapter loses 1d3% heresyChapter Master gains 1 XPThe Chapter Seance takes place if you wish. I would suggest to hold and rp one Grand Seance every decade or so, then it will matter more. Chapter gains Wealth from Vardan resources (please roll 75+3d10+1d3) Chapter recives 10 wealth from Artoria (until 359.M41) Chapter events occur based on 1d100 (may be modified for additional dice) Sector events occur based on 1d100 (may be modified for additional dice) Galactic-level events occur based on 1d100 (may be modified for additional dice)
>>44211356>We are not Mafia MarinesOh god that reminds me of the first sessions. How things chaged since then
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>44212065Rolling galactic level events!!!Because fun!
>>44212050Please make your roll to determine how successfully you argued your point. Apply (-10) modifier and roll your Charisma.
Rolled 5, 7, 2 + 75 = 89 (3d10 + 75)>>44212065Dem wealth gainz
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>44212065Lets lower that Heresy! We did good this year.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>44212144and the 1d3 wealth
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>44212065HahaTime for Chapter Schism
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>44212065Final roll for this post. Sector level events GOOOOO!
>>44212065Oh dear oh my. This is a big year.
>>44212176Warband Quest when?
>>44212141rolling for charisma.also can we buy personnel as outlined here >>44210975?
Power Scythes for the shadowguard when? Shadow guard expansion when?Relic MasterCrafted Power Scythe when?More Psykers when?Tome of the Raven studying when?
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>44212237missed roll....
>>44211947The Chapter Master studies the dataslate for a few minutes, speedreading, and memorising interesting detalis. Then gives back to the waiting treasurer>You have done well Averon, but you must understand that I am a warrior and protector first. Keep it between us, but even tough I am a leader, economic concerns can't become may day to day activity.>However you have done admirably and shown initiative. This economic account is all well. You may continue allocating 30% of our income to it, with one modification; I entrust it to you what to do with it. First I advisre you to search San Larion. As I understand the colony is new, and the world undiscovered. There can be riches buried here, and if our troops remain, we might as well make of something here.
So if we are already getting cosy with the =][= we might as well start to send those demonic weapons to them.1. the longer we keep them, the more awkward it will become to give them>Ehh yeah we had them since last decade, we just kinda frogot about them2. We don't want them to initiate a search themselves, we are full of contraband already
>>44212144>>44212166+100 Wealth this year in total-3% Heresy>>44212111It is a good year for the Imperium as a whole! Rebellious Sector Antares agreed to return to the Imperial fold and those responsible for it's secession have now been punished. Imperial citizens everywhere rejoice!>>44212209Situation in Sector Dominus escalates - a convoy of 4 transports that were shipping freshly mined metals from Hender towards the Inner Worlds has gone missing. Representatives of Henderian Corporations in the Merchant League are accusing Mandelorians of sabotage or even worse, of outright piracy. Meanwhile Mandelor issued statement about xeno piracy increasing in the region and claims that they had nothing to do with the issue. Henderian government made a statement, that from now on they are going to treat Mandelorian ships on their borders as trespassers... Having in mind that their spheres of influence share the same system, this is not going to end well...>>44212176Potential uncovered! One of your marines is apparently really good at something! Brother Sarkos throughout last year trained a lot and is now considered to be a master in his area...Brother Sarkos gains any statistic at level 45 and any skill at +15, decide what that is.Also, Chapter as a whole gets +2 xp>>44212258Charisma 56Roll 833 degrees of failure.+++While Laertos respects your opinion, when you leave he nods to his acolyte:>Remind me to pay more attention to this Astartes in the future, please.+Gain 3d2% Heresy.
Rolled 2, 1, 1 = 4 (3d2)>>44212678heresy gaincan I start training 5 techs, 5 apoths and 2 chaplains for about 60-70 wealth?Send Hunter Squadron Alpha to investigate the missing transport ships from Dominus.
>>44212678Poor chapter master always doing heretical things
>>44211947>That should be fine as long as the Chapter Council agrees with this, Averon. You will get a chance to present this idea at the next monthly meeting.>>44212419Does everyone agree with this?+++Alderon, once a proud noble of the Belladon dynasty, enters the meeting hall with his head bowed. While of noble blood by birth, Alderon’s true nobility can be witnessed in the way he cast off his material wealth and prestige of social class in order to be closer to the Emperor. It’s been a few years now that he spent living as a scholar-serf with the Chapter, but despite his high origins, he never complained about his cold cell, tasteless protein-rich pasta or militarised daily routine. He bows before you:>Milord, I have completed the task you asked of me. It wasn’t easy, I had to order scrolls to be delivered from as far as Terra in order to decipher the mysteries of these artifacts, but I believe that I finally found the answers we sought. The gold statue you retrieved from the enemy depicts Saint Drusus, a minor Imperial Saint, hailing from the nearby Calixis Sector. It took me so long to identify it for sure because of the fact that Saint Drusus is usually depicted either as a general of the Imperial Guard or, more commonly, as a Saint after his Ascension. This statue was remade a few times and some of the ornaments and decorations on it are clearly later additions, which don’t have any real meaning, but after those are removed we see that the statue simply depicts him as a kneeling man dressed in simple robes. The only real indicators to his identity are the often-recorded scar on his brow from his campaigns against the Yu’vath and his personal motto inscribed on the robe – “Timor Domini”, which in Low Gothic (he explains to other non-Astartes in the room) means “Fear the Lord”.
>>44212760>Nonetheless this doesn’t seem like an idol and this statue wasn’t meant for worshipping. Why would then the sculptor use gold to make it? Well, milord, as you are aware I was cursed with the powers of the witch, but with your permission and Imperial sanctioning I’ve probed the statue on the Other Plane. The gold which was used seems to be surprisingly active and seems to be a sort of a conduit. While I can only guess to the origins of the statue, I have two theories about the purpose of it. My first guess was that it could have been used to contact Saint Drusus back when he was still alive, possibly by some close allies of his. On the other hand it could have been created by his enemies, possibly even the Yu’vath, to be used against him as a psychic weapon. Today it’s mostly an interesting relic with little practical value. What would you like to do with it?What do you want to with the statue of Saint Drusus?a) Let’s sell it, gold always has value [+d10W]b) Let’s donate it to one of the churches in Calixis Sector, they will appreciate it [-d5% Heresy]c) Let’s donate it to one of our churches, Drusus visited Sector Deus as well, even if just for resupply! [extra reputation with one of the Ecclesiarchy factions]d) Let’s try to use it contact the spirit of Saint Drusus, if it’s still somewhere out there [start experimenting with the applications of the warp to the statue]e) Let’s melt it down and use psycho-active gold to create something else!f) ???
>>44212796Skarg come back to chat.>>44212760>Does everyone agree with this?I'd say yes, give the stasis crates containing the weapons to Nobis Ordo Malleus for purification or destruction.
>>44212796>b) Let’s donate it to one of the churches in Calixis Sector, they will appreciate it [-d5% Heresy]
>>44212760>>44212678>Inquisitor, I would like to discuss a matter separate from the Genestaler incident. As you might be aware, my Chapter has fought with the foul forces of Chaos , called the Ebon Host. By the grace of the Emperor we have bested them, and spared the agri-world of Artoria from their taint and foul machinations.>However we have also recovered certain items. Two weapons clarly tainted of nature. We have them on our battle barge, in stasis, and under great scrutiny. I've been planning to deliver them to Nobis, but if you could take care of them, I would be grateful.
>>44212796>c) Let’s donate it to one of our churches, Drusus visited Sector Deus as well, even if just for resupply!We are on bad term with the followers of the Imperial CultWe have plenty of money, and 10W doesn't worth all he fight we went trough for itWe are fine on heresy, we are also giving away some weapons so we'll be fine on that front
>>44212796>e) Let’s melt it down and use psycho-active gold to create something else!Black and Gold Power Scythe get
>>44212760how about we put them into the [goods for shipping to inq] especially considering where we found it.This is becoming bad, we might aswell have a permanently attached inq, just for the shit we stumble upon (and keep)
>>44212967You know in hidsinght this might be more important than just to give it away. we should try our luck with it alon at least once
>Meanwhile the sword was a lot more straightforward to examine. It took some time to penetrate the mists of deception, but I think I’ve managed to do it. This sword was once wielded by a very powerful, very ambitious warlord, I can still feel his aura on it. However the sword is cursed with the remnants of that man’s Fate. The one who wields it will not be damaged by those who have lesser dreams or ambitions than him, but his dreams will start turning him mad. This sword calls itself “Edge of Sanity”. It’s not corrupted by Chaos outright, but it isn’t purse either… It’s literally on the edge. Do you think it’s safe to keep it in our Reliquarium?a) Yes, other Chapters also hold similar relics for dark timesb) Sanity is an acceptable price to pay for such a boon. We will grant this sword to one of our brothersc) No, it sounds too much like Chaos relic. Let’s destroy it in the fires of the forged) It came to us by accident, but it’s not for us to judge what is the role of this toy in the hands of Fate. Let’s hand it over to one of the pilgrims going to the distant worlds, may it find the one who will bear it…e) Let’s sell it! Such a relic will surely fetch a good price! [+2d10W]f) ???[Alderon needed to use his knowledge of both Imperial History and Art to achieve this result, so he develops both skills even further, +10 bonus to each]
>>44213103>f) ???Into the inquisition it goes
>>44213103>a) Yes, other Chapters also hold similar relics for dark times
Rolled 8, 4, 1, 2, 5, 9 = 29 (6d10)>>44213103My vote on the sword (vote, can be stopped by objections)As for the statue, came by the warp, SHOW ME THE WARP. SAIN DURSUS COME FOWARD!
>>44213243May big E have mercy on me
>>44212796>>44213103I think we should hold onto both for now, let them linger in our vaults until a better opportunity to use them comes along.Maybe we want a favour from someone who loves Drufus, maybe we want a relic sword....who knows.Might as well leave our options open.
You’ve seen many ancient vessels in your time, but Sanctimus appears to be one of oldest. It’s angular battle turrets and darkened gothic spires seem to be so old as to have witnessed the battles of the Great Heresy. When it hails Aspera Dominus, your analyst-servitors start to click and chipper with their metal mandibles in anticipation, projecting possible battle outcomes. While older, Sanctimus is a significantly lighter vessel than Aspera. Nonetheless, Chapter Master coldly noted cogitator warnings that Sanctimus packs enough power to bust Aspera’s void shields and could possibly even damage her. Holoscreen in front of him crackles and in a blueish haze a face of another Space Marine appears.>Ave, Magister! May thy blade never rusts and my thy brotherhood never waivers! Brothers of the Black Templars Chapter salute honourable Ghosts of Retribution! I am Marshall Katovar, commander of this ship and leader of this band of finest warriors known to Mankind! I believe that you have been forewarned of our coming. We are just fresh out of battle, we’ve cleansed Farradian Chain off the Aktis Nebula, seven worlds full of orks. I took us nearly a decade to eradicate them, we have paid a significant price in blood, sweat and good men. May I ask your permission to dock at one of the estates of your realm to lick our wounds?Before you answer Renard puts his hand on your shoulder and whispers:>Remember milord, they are Black Templars. They are great warriors, but not of the kind known for level-headedness or tolerance of psykers. For the sake of our Chapter I suggest we offer them minimal help and encourage them to move along as soon as possible.Brethorius frowns, it’s clear that he is unhappy about Renard’s lack of brotherly trust among Space Marines, but he remains silent for the moment.
>>44213266>>44213243+Mental Fortress - Resist/Ignore first roll on Perils of the Warp
>>44213380Hell yeah nigga Love BTs Wish we was oneJust recall our pyskick agents to another location and keep them out the way If anything we can settle any problems in smash
>>44213420>mfw Big E actually HAD mercy on me.
>>44213380Both Renard and Brethroius are right. I trust the Black Templars but they may not react well to a psychic Chapter Master.Have Brethrorius give them permission to dock with our station over Mormark and then personally present them with Templar's Retribution.Don't encourage them to stay any longer than necessary though.
>>44213380I fullheartedly support RenardThe more they look, the more they will dislike us.
>>44213380Welocome them. And maybe keep that anti-Psyker helmet on.
>>44213437Wait, we have that helmet from the Deathwatch, don't we? the one supressing Psychic waves. Maybe we can mask ourselves.
>>44213451They'd probably take it as an insult that we don't show them our face.
>>44213380>Ave Imperator, brothers. Though we are sons of Corax we know well the purity and unrelenting zeal of the Black Templars. I, Chapter Master, greet you and welcome you to this sector. If you have need of repairs or resupply, our humble chapter monastery is at your disposal. I would be honored to meet with your commanders to exchange information and bestow on you a token of our esteem. Perhaps we can test our mettle against the warriors of an illustrious First Founding Chapter.
>>44213498Dude, they Second founding. Now they'll think we are dorks
>>44213554that's why you guys are here. to spellcheck and edit my posts :P
Skargan, are you waiting for us, or we are waiting for you?
Operation MoleResult: SuccessLosses: MinimalThe task of mapping the tunnel network underneath Tombstone was one of the hardest Geron ever faced. He was well used to do stealth, assassination and espionage on his own, but commanding a big group for extensive period of time doing not the most exciting task in the world really tested him. Nonetheless, his mission achieved what it set out to do – you now have 89% accurate map of the caverns beneath Tombstone. Many of them are caved in and completely inaccessible. It seems that the tunnel network was dug by the original colonists partly as an initial mining complex before more metal-rich deposits were found in the central regions of Mormark and partly as a would-be geothermal plant, which was never finished. It seems that the addition of the prison-laboratory where the “Prophet” was contained (created?) was a later development and that the complex was used for some time as a secret militarised base, this would explain the abundance of military traps and remains of various machinery that still litters the tunnels. In addition to that, we have mapped at least 8 exits out of the tunnels into the mountain range around, one of the exits being almost 24 miles away from the Tombstone!What shall we do with the secret entrances?a) Hide them, but keep them open – we might need to use them someday. If we would be besieged these tunnels would allow us to bring in supplies, to raid besiegers or even to deploy behind their lines!b) Use explosives to cave them in – this is a security threat and could be discovered by our enemiesc) Let’s close all of them apart from the one that leads furthest away from the Tombstone, it won’t be that useful in the event of siege, but it could be a good path to escape and it will be easier to guardd) ???
>>44213912Nonetheless, the mission wasn’t flawless – it was a dangerous task and a few dozen Chapter serfs perished, their names won’t be remembered, but their sacrifice will. An even worse loss was of a few brothers who encountered a few of the mindless Wrath drones that were hiding dormant in the tunnels… d4 Brothers were lost in the battle before someone brought a meltagun.Also, Techmarine Seran approached you with a suggestion:>Milord, we have discovered the unfinished remains of the giant geo-thermal plant that the colonists have been planning to build. We have our own geothermal plant, but it’s a child’s toy when compared with this one. I was wondering about this and I believe that if we would somehow get to completing that ancient power generator, we would have enough power not only to power our facilities, but also to create a void shield above Tombstone, making it and possibly even the whole surrounding mountain range nearly impregnable to bombardment from orbit! Naturally, such project would be very expensive and take a long time to complete... I know that we have no enemies at this point who would wish this upon us, but I always say that it’s better to be safe than sorry.[Geron becomes a better leader and organiser. +5 Intelligence, +5 Leadership, +5 Logic]
>>44213935>Hide them but keep people inside the tunnels to patrol them and any the population find need to be closed in>I support Techmarine Seran's suggestion
>>44213912keep two as secrect tunnels, preferable in different directionsAlso install some alert stuff in the tunnelsTry to get picts of the machinery and send do Admech maybe we can sell them
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>44213912>c) Let’s close all of them apart from the one that leads furthest away from the Tombstone, it won’t be that useful in the event of siege, but it could be a good path to escape and it will be easier to guardSingle escape tunnel isn't a security risk and can come in handy.rolling for lost scouts.
>>44213935Hide the tunnelGive a thumbs up on the generator
>>44213935sell the unfinished geothermal plant as well
>>44213935I say we keep some>1-2 far for supplies>3-4 close four counter attacks in case of siegeHowever, keep them closed with a door, make plans for their collapse in case they are discovered, and we should install some Tarantula Defense Turrets to each
>>44214030none for supplies, if a determined enemy finds we use a tunnel entry for supply, they are far more likely to search for one for escapeLike the counterattaack tunnel ideal
>>44213912Tunnels are easy to booby trap. I say keep them but have monitoring equipment on all entrances, servitor-manned weapon emplacements and remote-triggered explosives to cave them in in case things go tits up.
>>44213935No harm in having more power. Seran can work to bring the geothermal plant online but make it clear that this is a long-term lower-priority project (since we currently have no equipment that could even use that much power) and so he should only devote resources to it when there is nothing more pressing.
>>44214073>>44214055>>44214030>>44213988So we collapse the distant one, keep 3-4 close, rig them with survillance, auto-turrets/servitors/booby traps, and have an emergency way to collapse them if needed?As for the generator; how about we measure how much it would cost before commit ourselves to it? It it's too much we can just start to build it next year.
>>44214144Rig them all with surveillance, traps all of dem and the farthest away exit is our emergency exit.besides suddenly demoing a lot of tunnels will cause some questions to be asked.
>>44214180I know I sound like a Squat, burt ask for prices first. How muhc would it cost>A) Tarantulla turret, thermal/movement sensors, video survillance>B) A + rigged explosives that can be triggered from the Tombstone or by the CM, and would collapse the tunnels>C) B + hidden hatches, so it's not an open caveThen we'll choose. also ask about the generator build costs, and if we could sell/use up parts of our old one>
>>44215018eating get in chat...........for entertainment it is in the first posts
>>44215018He, eh does that from time to time
>>44212917> Thank you for reporting this, Chapter Master, your service will be noted. I will oversee their destruction, there's no need to take them to Nobis.Do you hand them over to Karr? (-d10% Heresy)>>44213008>>44213155>>44213243>>44213420Your call echoes in the warp and for a moment it feels as if someone is going to reply, but then there's only silence. Either you failed to do something, or your call was too weak, or maybe simply the Spirit of Drusus is dead.Do you hand over the sword and statue to the inquisition? This is a very serious donation, they will repay with a relic of some sort. If you agree, roll d5:1. Weapon2. Artifact3. Specialist4. Piece of valuable information5. War machine>>44213429>>44213437>>44213438>>44213445You make arrangements in such a way so that Sanctimus would dock in a spot where another trade hauler is expected to arrive in a month. If by then they will not be gone, this will give them a nudge that they should leave...>>44213498>Fine words, my brothers. Templars are always ready to test their strength for the glory of the Emperor. Shall we arrange a tournament then? You are the hosts, please let us know what shall be the rules!>>44213970>>44213982>>44213988>>44213999>>44214030>>44214055For now consensus is to keep at least a few tunnels open and so it will be done.>>44214008Impossible, it's literally a hole in the earth.>>44214102>>44214144Cost of completing the geothermal generatorium would be between 900W and 1600W depending on specifications of the project.>>44214280>>44214180Tunnel complex is really extensive. It's already quite deadly on it's own, but if you want to booby trap it further, it could be anywhere from 10W to 100W depending on how much stuff you want there.I think 1W = 3 Tarantulas
Finally, after years of silence, a message from Xyptus reaches Chapter. Nerial Derang, your Chief Astropath, brings the soulword inscribed on a piece of parchment to you:>Greetings Chapter Master! I have found them! You were right, they exist! I have found their traces on Solstreim, the hints which you have provided helped me greatly to locate them. Alas, I was too late. Solstreimian secret police seems to have realised that something is off about those orphans have they have taken them mere days before my arrival. Certain man who goes by the name of Locke has been involved, I strongly suspect that he might be an Inquisitorial acolyte in disguise, so far he has been extremely resourceful… I know that there’s no time to ask for assistance from you, so I will try to - -- [ interruption detected ] -- - -Nerial’s face is grim:>Milord, I believe that Xyptus was under surveillance and his soulword was intercepted and then disrupted. I am afraid for his safety and for mission’s success. What are your orders?
>>44215862Hand the weapons over to Karr.Give the sword&statue over to the =][=.How do the BTs react to Templar's Retribution and Brethorius' brotherly enthusiasm?Leave the geothermal station for now.Tarantulas come in blocks of 50 for 10w, I'll buy 50 right now if that's okay?Can I also start training 5 apoths, 5 techs & 2 chaplains for 60w?
>>44215862Hand over everything to Karr
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>44215862>Hand it over>Hand over the sword and statue [rolling]>Finish the geothermal
>>44215862We keep the tunnel that goes the farthest, and some more. Spend 3 Wealth on the defense of each =15 W spent. turrets, survillane so we can see things.
>>44215907I am against giving the statue as well. The Ecclisiarchy would appriciate it better, and our relationship is sourer with them. We already did enough favs for the Inq,
>>44215885Go to Solstreim, have Geron go invisible to make contact with Xyptus. Xyptus can just say whatever he wants us to know as Geron stands in front of him, invisible to any surveillers.
>>44215979And the other revenants keep overwatch in case anything goes awry ofc.
>>44215954If we give to the ecclesiarchy, we should tell them, that it may need further inquiry as to the origin and function. Do not simple give them a potentially heretical statue
>>44215979thatsnothowthisworks.jpg>>44216007>statue of a saint>hereticaloh come on
>>44215907You also receive shipment of 500 Power Armour suits from Nestorium!>5 apoths, 5 techs & 2 chaplains for 60w?Yes to all apart from Chaplains. For those you need a selection process, this is one of the 'special' roles...>Hand over everything to KarrRoll d10 for Heresy loss >>44215919Inquisition would like to send a skilled acolyte to serve you... Whom do you prefer?1. Inquisitive arbitre, good at tracking down people and things [Inquiry 50, Interrogation 55, Search 60]2. Spying Courtesan, seductress who can take any man's heart [Deceive 55, Charm 60]3. Daredevil fighter ace, who won 17 dogfights during his career [Pilot 65, Repair 40]>>44216004>>44215979How many revenants do you send, is it only them? Geron leads the mission? Which ship?
>>44216064>How many revenants do you send, is it only them? Geron leads the mission? Which ship?all revenantsyes only thema sword class frigate is the least suspicious
>>44216064>1. Inquisitive arbitre, good at tracking down people and things [Inquiry 50, Interrogation 55, Search 60]
>>44216105>>44216004Damnit people we trained for this!http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/How_To_Organize_Taskforces_For_Missions_Effectively
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>44216064>1 roll for heresy loss?
>>44216064>1. Inquisitive arbitre, good at tracking down people and things [Inquiry 50, Interrogation 55, Search 60]>How many revenants do you send, is it only them? Geron leads the mission? Which ship?>>44216124mkayLeader: GeronMembers: All revenantsTransport/Vehicles: Sword frigatePrimary Mission: Make contact with Xyptus, find out what he knows, send back a clear soulword with our astropath on the sword.
>>44216165secondary mission: The frigate should buy promethium or something similar to have an explanation for its docking on Solstreim
>>44210755http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Drawing_BoardI wrote a letter to our best friend Kest in hope of mending relations between usAnybody approve of sending....
>>44215862>>Fine words, my brothers. Templars are always ready to test their strength for the glory of the Emperor. Shall we arrange a tournament then? You are the hosts, please let us know what shall be the rules!I propose the following events:a) standard marksmanship competition. three competitors from each sideb) wrestling competition. 1v1 wresting with 3 entrants from each side. no armour or weaponsc) Infiltration, a favourite of ours. Each chapter enters a squad of 10 "Defenders" and 3 "infiltrators". The defenders are responsible for a border 1km long parallel to each other and separated by 0.5km distance from each other. Defenders do not interact with other defenders of the opposing side. Each infiltrator tries to go from their own "side" to the other without being detected and reaching a goal flag. Defenders employ non-lethal rounds and methods. Infiltrators who are "taken down" must stand down and are considered out of the game. Winning side has most infiltrators reaching the goal the fastest.d) Black Templars speciality of single combat. 3 champions per side. Games conclude with a feast to demonstrate we are all still brothers in the sight of the Emperor.
>>44216064Also can we send hunter squadron alpha to investigate the missing ships in Dominus?
>>44216124Great page, please everyone read this!>>44216161-5% Heresy>>44216165>>44216256Mission accepted. Will resolve next session.>>44216363Good job, hi hi hi, but let's leave this for next session, please remind me>>44216366>This sounds exciting, my brother! Let's organise it within a week! We need to prepare for this glorious occasion! Also, we are extremely grateful for you returning Templar's Retribution to us, it means a lot! We will make sure to repay you in kind...For some reason you suspect that they are going to make a gift of some sort to you.>>44216561Who commands the mission?+++Session over+++Thank you for playing, apologies - I feel asleep after dinner on sofa, I've been working whole day today and I am starting in 7 hours again. Time to sleep. I will run next session either tomorrow evening OR next week, possibly Monday around same time. I will let you know if I can on the wiki Next Session page, thanks
>>44217832>Who commands the mission?Trianon's shown himself to be pretty damn good at hunting things down in the void. Send him and Dragrock again.