+Intro+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.+Briefing+Chapter Chronicles and starting point for the novice initiates:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiDatalogs from the previous thread:>>1970305Battle voxcaster frequency, all allies are welcome to join:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Only things written in blood survive the tides of history.+
>>1998427repost and a cheer to our glorious shipshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1772600/#p1796565the presence prevents her from answering. It might be good to use the blank to neutralise it?apart from that, is there anything we know how the others reacted to her absence?-the prophecy from the soothsayer says doom will befall us, roughly when a techmarine, taught by nestorium, will return from mars. We should inform regon that there he will return from there, given the tensions between them.-we have not yet resolved how the factions [SoB, inq, Admech?, arbites?] reacted to our Kruun intel
>>1998427Keep Larissa on Aspera Dominus I think.How does she act when we ask her some questions? Is she hostile? Scared? Amicable?And what does she say when we just ask her about the Ursuses and how she ended up in their court?Three expected events:358.M41 = Alderon Belladon will have finished researching Deidara Ursus' origins.358.M41 = Spy Network Nobility (60%) will be formed.358.M41 = Spy Network Tyranus (23%) [Noctis Focus +10] will be formed.We should get the Nobility Spy Network immediately working on observing the Ursuses. Especially Deidara when she goes out to meet 'benefactors'. Who are these benefactors? And does the witch court do anything else apart from 'spend time' with the Marine Honour Guard?Meanwhile the Tyranus Network should start looking into the special spook Larissa was using. Where is it coming from? Who buys it?
>>1998459>>1998463+Ambush on the edges of Kruun+Please roll d100 (under 25%) to see if Lurker manages to warp out of ambush in time along with the Shadow. You can increase probability of warping out by +25% if you accept the breach of Gellar field upon entering the warp. How severe is the breach will be determined by another d100 roll.+Interrogation of Larissa+Using blank to weaken the grip of the presence within her head might potentially work, but it also will make her terribly uncomfortable, potentially even endangering her life if the thing within her is unhappy and as soon as the blank leaves her, Larissa will fall under the sway of the dark presence again. If you would like to try this, please do roll a d100 then.Larissa generally seems to be a bit scared, but cooperative on most issues. She just wants to survive this.>My lord, please forgive me, I cannot recall much - my memory is hazy when it comes to my early life. I strongly suspect, that I might have been mind wiped [Klementhos nods that there are some indications of this]. I clearly recall joining the Imperial court as one of the ladies in waiting to the Mistress Deidara Ursus. Me, along with the others have been taught in various arts, both those of... ahhh... I am sorry, I am not feeling well.She suddenly bends over and starts vomiting. It seems that whatever's in her mind is stopping her from divulging too much information.+Reaction of other's to Larissa's disappearance+Xyptus reports that there is an official notice with Adeptus Arbites that she is missing, possibly kidnapped, an investigation is ongoing, but the Chapter is not among the suspects.+Prophecy of the doom once techmarine returns+Please phrase what exactly and how do you tell Regon. Also, what exactly do you tell him about the soothsayer? P.S. can you link to the prophecy post as well?+Kruun intel+I believe we have. If you are referring to the fact that Kruun now seems to be under control of the Styrian Triarchy or is at least strongly supported by it is taken with all the required gasps of astonishment and anger, but there's nothing anyone can really do apart from launching an invasion to retake it. Arbites obviously want it back, but they are not an army and their influence in Sector politics is nowhere close to being strong enough to demand an immediate action over this. Inquisition is not too concerned as the threat is not actively threatening and nothing of real value was lost, Admech is mostly neutral apart from symbolic gestures, Sisters of Battle are busy with greenskins and Dark Eldar, which are posing a clear and immediate threat to the Imperial shipping in the region, unlike Styrian navy, which was recently beaten by the Imperium.
+Spy network: Nobility+Please select which one is a current priority: Deidara or Honour Guard as the target of espionage? Choosing both will decrease efficiency of the attempt to spy. Also, do you desire results as soon as possible or should it be safer, but more prolonged observation?Target:>Honour Guard>Deidara Ursus>OtherMethod:>Infiltration>ObservationScale of operation:>Small (A single cell, almost no assets risked, little support, roll 1d100)>Standard (A few cells, some assets at risk, support & resources available, roll 2d100)>Large (Whole network, a lot of the assets at risk, all means at disposal will be used, roll 3d100)Scale of the operation
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1998576I'd suggest:>Deidara Ursus>Observation>Standard (A few cells, some assets at risk, support & resources available, roll 2d100)>>1998547>Larissa generally seems to be a bit scared, but cooperative on most issues. She just wants to survive this.Can she help us with identifying the presence inside her then? Her own mind's cooperation in the endeavour may help.Rolling for Lurker I guess.....
>>1998576>>1998601i agree>>1998547we should doublecheck that we cannot be traced/observed through that presence in Larissas mind
>>1998547>Please phrase what exactly and how do you tell Regon. Also, what exactly do you tell him about the soothsayer? P.S. can you link to the prophecy post as well?Just tell Regon that Techmarine Tiberius has been studying Artisanstry on Mars for fifteen years. He's likely to be very orthodox-minded so he should probably just be sure not to say anything controversial around him, should they encounter one another.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1772600/#p1796646
>>1998601>>1998463>>1998626+Ambush on the edges of Kruun+Lurker along with Shadow warp out of the jaws of the enemy's well prepared ambush, escaping what would have most likely been a certain defeat. Both of the ships gain trait "Warp Runner", meaning that in the future they will have easier time escaping into the warp if situation would call for it and the Gamma squadron's Leadership value increases by +1. Congratulations! However the mystery of who your attacker were remains something to be solved... When the Imperial navy arrives to the location of the battle three standard Terran days later, they are already gone.+Interrogation of Larissa+She doesn't seem to be aware of the presence and whenever you touch the sensitive subject, she goes into come for hours or days, frustrating both you and Klementhos. >Chapter Master, her mind has clearly been tampered with. I am afraid she is only going to deteriorate further if you will continue to force the issues which are blocked from her. Unless we want to risk sending in a Librarian to check her out from inside. And yes, it is very possible that this presence is also observing us in some fashion, or at least it has enough awareness not to let her talk to us. Final option, which I didn't want to bring up would be to mind-scan her using bio-chemical means to bring out her secrets to the surface. However I am afraid this would most likely lobotomise her.+Prophecy of the doom once techmarine returns+Regon replies:>Thank you for your concern, friend. I truly appreciate the fact that you trust us even above some of your men, that is not something that is often seen among Space Marines. I am glad to see that you are rational and see when the loyalty of blood needs to be put aside.
>>1998852We need to get our Tyranus spy network looking into the Spook on Noctis.Does Klementhos and/or Trianon think it's possible her spook-enhanced mind would be easier or harder to scan?
+Deidara Ursus+Alderon Belladon comes to you with information that he managed to gather on Deidara.///Dossier///+Born: 211.M41, Templos+Married: Yes, Larion Ursus, 285.M41Deidara Ursus was born on the world of New Europa to a mid-ranking noble of the Hyperboros dynasty. It seems that she spent majority of her childhood there, until her branch of the dynasty was wiped out when she was a teenager in a tragic accident. Additional digging seems to mention a catastrophic shipwreck of a pleasure yacht, which it seems Deidara managed to escape. As no one really had any attachment to her within Hyperboros dynasty, she was used as a bargaining chip in inter-dynastic politics. She had a few different suitors, however all of them have stopped courting her because of various reasons, including one death, stock market collapse and at least a few scandals on behalf of her suitors. This streak of bad luck included two broken engagements. However suddenly after a few decades of trying she was married off to Larion Ursus, one of the heirs of the Ursus dynasty. This seems to have been her lucky day, because within 7 years other heirs have either died or left the Sector to pursue other paths on Terra and other Sectors. When suddenly Larion's uncle, Sector Governor, died in a hunting accident on Lemuria in 292.M41, he was the only real choice for the next governor. His older brother, Hermann Ursus, was returning from Terra to challenge the claim, but his ship was attacked by the Dark Eldar on the way to Deus and unfortunately he did not survive. However around the turn of the century Deidara became more and more withdrawn from the affairs of the high society, she knew that both her status and prestige have already been well established and she seems to have stopped caring what people gossip about her. She is a benefactor and founder of a few different charities and also founder of three different scholas, four fencing schools and 15 temples, but usually she runs her charities from a distance, seldom appearing in the public herself, rather leaving that to her daughter Katriona, who is more than happy to hog the spotlight. Deidara is said to be very beautiful, great fencer, good painter and that she owns her own ship that she uses to travel the far worlds of the Imperium to participate in hunts of various exotic xeno-creatures. In addition to this everyone says that she keeps Larion's balls deep in her pocket and can make him do anything she wants. Unfortunately very few of these facts come from reliable sources and a lot of them might be just rumours...+Spying+Please roll 2d100 if you have decided on the method. Also, for how long do you want to spy on her? Normally observation spying takes a year.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1998891Rolling one of them
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>1998891half of the 2d100and give a well deserved compliment to Alderon
>>1998891And normal 1 year observation yes.
>>1998852>>1998891Can Gladius Squadron Gamme link up with Furor Eternum and start searching for the pirates or trying to find a warp trail?
>>1998891>TemplosTypo, she was born on New Europa>>1998920>>1998929>>1998939Spying: Roll: 53.5 vs Network (60)Modifiers: Observation(+), Very High profile target(-), Interplanetary(-), Imperial counterintelligence (-)Does Xyptus participate in the operation? If yes, you can roll for him as well.Results will be available in a year.+++What do you want to pursue next?
>>1998958Have our Tyranus (Noctis) network start looking into the Spook production on Noctis. Where's it coming from, what makes it unique, who's buying it, that sort of thing.
>>1998952Please roll d100. Base rate 50Time to regroup (-20)Recent tracks (+0)Slowed down (H. Cruiser) (-10)Evasive maneuvers (-15)You can choose to ditch Furor Eternum and pursue on your own, this will remove regrouping and slowed down modifiers.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>1998969Do not split up. Rolling.Just focus on trying to find the direction they went in. Any warp trails. The system/s they went towards.
>>1998967Target:>Noctis criminal underworldKnown modifiers: Medium profile; Faction; IllegalMethod:>Infiltration>ObservationScale of operation:>Small (A single cell, almost no assets risked, little support, roll 1d100)>Standard (A few cells, some assets at risk, support & resources available, roll 2d100)>Large (Whole network, a lot of the assets at risk, all means at disposal will be used, roll 3d100)Please decide and roll.
>>1998989Unfortunately by the time you regroup and start scanning the warp for their traces, the direction is very hard to determine. Their last jump was towards the Core Worlds, but that doesn't seem to make sense, most likely it was just one of many evasive maneuvers.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>1998992I'll vote >Infiltration>Small (A single cell, almost no assets risked, little support, roll 1d100)
>>1999033A cell of your spies went undercover and infiltrated one of Noctis' criminal dens. They managed to get a some street cred before approaching spook trade, but once they started asking more questions, their cover was blown and two of your spies went missing. Decrease network strength by 2d5.Any last actions this year?
We chose to bribe the Merchant League to support us in our coup against Ursus.
>>1999118and let's just coup already
>>1999072We should start making arrangements to assist in the Triot Campaign.I propose we send:Pax SepulchrumCpt BrethoriusLibrarian Eudorus50% of the 1st Company2nd Company7th Company50% of the 10th Company>>1999118>>1999121I'd at least like to see what the spies have gathered on Deidara first.
Now we choose to start the coup!>>1999072
>>1999118The man who accepts the payment disgusts you, he is hunched, overweight, his teeth are yellow and the flesh around his augmentations seems to be rotting. And yet, the man is one of the richest men in the Sector, a representative of the trade lords that buy and sell whole worlds at their whim, Lord Barnabus Brumm.>Milord, the League is pleased. We will make sure that your plans... Proceed without any interruptions on our behalf. Trade will continue, food shipments will arrive as they did before, daily life will continue as if nothing happened. Unless you want something to happen, that is...You know that this man will do anything for money. Will you stoop down to his level and haggle with him? [roll d100 if you do]+New Year+359.M41Please rolld100 - Chapter eventsd100 - Sector eventsd100 - Galactic eventsPlease generate resources and accept last payment of tribute from Artoria.
>>1999121we should know atleast something about them before we kill them
Rolled 4, 2, 8 + 75 = 89 (3d10 + 75)>>1999072>>1999162Talk to Cagirates about the Ursus Palace. It's defences, forces and the occupant's routines.Does he know what kind of ship Deidara owns? Where she goes hunting? Does she tend to have recurring hunting partners?>>1999162Rolling varda cybernetics resources
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>1999162>d100 - Galactic eventswhat can go wrong
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>1999162Galactical events coming through!
>>1999162rolling vardan agri resources
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1999162>>1999175ok fine I didnt want galactic events anywaysSector events then
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>1999162>d100 - Chapter eventswho hates us
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>1999177fug, muh monies
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>1999162Roliin' de chapter events.
Rolled 5, 3 = 8 (2d5)>>1999162todo:-look on recent picts of Ursus for a suspicious ring>>1999072nobody rolled on this
>>1999162>have Xypthus start a smallish private school for spies.take promising recruits from all the sector worlds, so we have a variety of cultural background
>>1999172+Galactic events+Copul IV cleansed by the Ultramarines. High Lords of Terra announce a Segmentum wide celebration - the campaign cost the Chapter over a hundred brothers, but the battle opened the gates into a previously unexplored star cluster, allowing Imperial Explorator fleets go where no one has went before (apart from the original human fleets).http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/M41#300_-_399.M41>>1999179+Sector events+Fluctuations in the prices of cybernetics since Varda started producing them have affected the market. Do you wish to take full advantage of it or will you take the nice guy approach and lose out?>We can allow ourselves to lose some profit this time [-30W, reputation not affected]>Let's try to localise the effects of our trade[+0W, damages relations with Nestorium]>No, let's reap the full benefits of the situation! [+30W, hits all the Forge worlds, including Nestorium]>>1999186+Chapter events+A fight broke among the brothers at the mess hall – some of the more eager members of the Chapter cult have taunted one of the Ice Wraiths and he lashed out. It’s nothing serious, Chaplains are already administering disciplinary action, but Chapter morale drops by 1 level to [Good - 4/6].+Varda criminal war+Please roll d100 for containing the gangsApproach: Even-handed (tell me if you want to change this)3rd year of war (correct me if I am wrong)>>1999272School for spies will be a development. On which world would you like to build it? Xyptus insists that something like this should be built on a hive world, the denser population and more complicated society, the better training ground.+Espionage buildings+Spy Den [20W]: Prepares spies, allows characters to improve espionage skills. Time: 2 yearsEspionage Guild [75W]: Prepares spies, improves characters, enhances subsector spy network (+10%) - can't drop below this. Limit: One per subsector. Time: 5 yearsSchola Obscura [150W]: Prepares spies, assassins, special agents, improves characters, enhances Sector-wide spy networks by +10%. Unique. Time: 10 years
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1999332>>We can allow ourselves to lose some profit this time [-30W, reputation not affected]Voting for this.>Espionage Guild [75W]: Prepares spies, improves characters, enhances subsector spy network (+10%) - can't drop below this. Limit: One per subsector. Time: 5 yearsVoting for this. I vote for Kronos. Major Hive World but not Tachion Primaris.>Please roll d100 for containing the gangsRolling.I don't think we ever got http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1167890/#p1185438
>>1999370>>Espionage Guild [75W]: Prepares spies, improves characters, enhances subsector spy network (+10%) - can't drop below this. Limit: One per subsector. Time: 5 yearsChange vote toSpy Den [20W]: Prepares spies, allows characters to improve espionage skills. Time: 2 yearsOnce it's finished, we should upgrade it to guild. So still base it on Kronos.
Rolled 5, 8, 9, 2, 2 = 26 (5d10)>>1999370Criminal war on Varda comes to a bloody end when the combined forces of secret police, Arbitres and Space Marines crush the last remaining drug dealers warlords in the slums surrounding Novomark. The last year of the war was most intense and also caused the most casualties, but at least now the threat of serious organised crime is put to rest for the foreseeable future on Varda!Rolling for Wealth in damage+++You choose to preserve your good reputation at the expense of your business. This is going to serve you in the long run.+++You didn't say whether you attempt to haggle with the Merchant League or just pay the bribe?+++>>1999372Do you want to just build the school without the knowledge of authorities or will you try to expand your Realm and establish it as part of your official operations. Establishing it openly will mean that your spies will not need to avoid Kronus' secret police and that their stay there will be legal and in case of discovery they will not need to destroy everything and run. On the other hand expanding the Realm might cost either Favour with High Lords of Terra or you might need to convince local authorities that they should invite you. What is your decision?
>>1999397>You didn't say whether you attempt to haggle with the Merchant League or just pay the bribe?We're not doing either at the moment.>Do you want to just build the school without the knowledge of authorities or will you try to expand your Realm and establish it as part of your official operations. Establishing it openly will mean that your spies will not need to avoid Kronus' secret police and that their stay there will be legal and in case of discovery they will not need to destroy everything and run. On the other hand expanding the Realm might cost either Favour with High Lords of Terra or you might need to convince local authorities that they should invite you. What is your decision?Keep it lowkey. Full deniability on the chapter's part. Ultimately the spies there should never ever be acting against Kronos' government anyway. So there should be no reason for them to be hunted.Thoughts?
>>1999397Brink Xenya the blank into Larissa Mahian. Neutralise the psychic presence.Give Larissa some stims and painkillers to help. Try and calm her and be friendly and nice to her.Ask her the questions we did before. The ones that made her retch and such.What Deidara did to her. What the witches get up to. What is she told to do. Is Deidara in charge or is Larion? Etc.
>>1999397>>1999445>Brink Xenya the blank into Larissa Mahianalso have a librarian standing near. make it look like the librarian is somehow responsible for the lack of psychic anything.
>>1999410>>1999445>>1999470We'll resolve this next session, see you guys next week. Please note that as approach towards Merchant League has already been made, it will be resolved one way or the other. If you wish to withdraw from this you can, with all of the consequences. So think about it well.+SESSION OVER+
Those archives are one hell of a read! But now i am all caught up
>>2001952Good job anon. Don't hesitate to ask any questions.