+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:>>1998427Battle voxcaster frequency, all allies are welcome to join:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+If it's worth doing, it's worth dying for.+
>>2043528Posting the remaining expected events for this year:359.M41 = 105W return on Amasec trade investment359.M41 = Magos Fram's investigations into tuskbear mutation on Lemuria will be complete, and the marine squad attached to him will return, along with any observations of questionable behaviour on Fram's part.359.M41 = Spy Network Nobility will report on their observations of Deidara Ursus.
Thank you Luigi!+++Your investment in Amasec trade seems to have brought profits just as expected in addition to that, your actions over the course of this investment have indirectly improved the conditions for this trade to flourish. Instead of the expected 105W Chapter reaps additional d20W. As this profit has not been expected, brother Chaplain Laptus comes to you with a suggestion:>Milord, while we are still counting the profits, we could pledge them to some noble cause, there are many worlds around the Sector that could use all the help they can get. Let me know if you would like to do it and I will figure something out.On the other hand Captain Dreidor, who happened to overhear your conversation approaches you after Laptus leaves:>Chapter Master, I know that he means well, but please ignore him. Yes, we've been blessed, but it's not a reason to throw the blessing away. Chapter should get ready for the diffcult times ahead. We need more men, more tanks, more ships, that's what will matter when steel meets flesh. LDo you follow Laptus' advice or Dreidors'? You can always simply claim the extra Wealth for the treasury.+++Lemurian Tuskbear ExpeditionPlease roll 3d100 for:+Tuskbears+Protecting Fram+ScienceIf there were rolls already made towards this, please let me know.+++Deidara's ObservationWas a roll made for this already, apart from difficulty, length? If not, please roll d100.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>2043727>Was a roll made for this already, apart from difficulty, length? If not, please roll d100.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1998427/#p1998958>Lemurian Tuskbear Expedition>Please roll 3d100 for:>+TuskbearsRolling for this>Do you follow Laptus' advice or Dreidors'? You can always simply claim the extra Wealth for the treasury.We should keep it. We need all the money we can get.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>2043727for SCIENCE!
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>2043727Rollan for protecting Fram.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2043727>Chapter reaps additional d20Wrollan
>>2043743>>2043751>>2043758Mission to Lemuria was a complete success on all accounts. While Lemurian Tuskbears are known for their foul temper and an impressive biological arsenal that they often turn on anyone who encroaches on their territory, Ghost scouts from the 8th Company manage to prove that no beast can take a Space Marine, no matter how tough! One of the scouts got his leg mangled, but apart from that the whole mission went without a hitch! Magos Fram inspected mutated Tuskbears and soon realised, that these are not random mutations, but rather artificial genetic tempering. Magos Fram with the help of local Arbites soon tracked down one of the Nobles in the area who tried to profit from breeding more dangerous, bigger and aggressive Tuskbears that would be steered towards the lands of her competitors. Your marines helped apprehend her, the Noble was within days sentenced for geno-heresy and upon recommendation from Magos Fram, executed before your force left the planet. Planetary loyalty to Nobles decreases by 5% and increases by 5% towards Imperium. Hunted down tuskbears were sold at a discounted rate, but Chapter nonetheless profited, we gain +7W.
>>2043727>>Milord, while we are still counting the profits, we could pledge them to some noble cause, there are many worlds around the Sector that could use all the help they can get. Let me know if you would like to do it and I will figure something out.>On the other hand Captain Dreidor, who happened to overhear your conversation approaches you after Laptus leaves:>>Chapter Master, I know that he means well, but please ignore him. Yes, we've been blessed, but it's not a reason to throw the blessing away. Chapter should get ready for the diffcult times ahead. We need more men, more tanks, more ships, that's what will matter when steel meets flesh.the most bland of compromises is to spend half on a beneficial cause.Have our financial guy search for some investment that will benefit the local populace AND the chapter in some way. Maybe infrastructure that can be used for wartime operations, or something that might offer a return investment.
>>2043808what about the more important secondary mission: Oberserve if fram did anything heretek-suspicious?oh and do we agree to give the records to the SoB (if its clean) since they wanted to nail fram for that?Just as a "we havent forgotten about your accusations and do take that serious" note?
>>2043817>>2043810This is good yes. Agree to both of these.>>2043808>Your marines helped apprehend her, the Noble was within days sentenced for geno-heresy and upon recommendation from Magos Fram, executed before your force left the planet.Can we enslave and sell her instead for additional profit? Somewhere like Kinteros?
>>2043810Please roll for investment opportunities research.>>2043817Actually, after reviewing the footage and notes from the Lemurian expedition, it seems that Fram is following the prescribed routines of dealing with the rites of the Omnisiah... However Klementhos makes a remark, that it is surprising at how quickly with so little equipment Fram managed to discern the exact cause of the mutations and even to track them down to their source. There's nothing overtly heretical about his methods, but...>Enslaving heretical nobleThat would be possible, but as Fram was the head of the expedition, your men didn't have direct line of communication with you and the events were going quite fast, that didn't happen. Would you like to adopt enslavement policy in the Chapter, so that in the future missions taking slaves would be a higher priority?+++Results have returned from the spies on Tachion Primaris. While some men and assets were lost, overall the mission was a success. [Decrease strength of the network by 3+d8]It seems that Deidara Ursus is indeed a very secretive person. She spends most of her time only in carefully managed social circles and the inner court. However you now know for sure that she's not spending there as much time as you would have thought. Over the course of the year she spent at least 8 months travelling off-world. While it was impossible to track her down between the stars (this would require a spy network of over 80 + dedicated ships or extra resources for bribes), we know that her ship was noticed in the vicinity of Oskea and Kronos. A party has landed on Kronos, their exact whereabouts or composition of the group isn't available. They stayed there for a week, then left. No information on Oskean visit is available, as local agent died from food poisoning, along with another 230 people that ate in the same canteen. While you are not sure if it was just an accident or counter-intelligence by the target, from now on you'll have to proceed with even more caution. One great thing about Deidara leaving the palace is that the security of her personal home gets slightly relaxed when she isn't there. You now know that she has two body doubles that she uses to "attend" non-important social occasions. Your agents have also managed to intercept and take pictures of (but then allowed to proceed) a package of various occult-related materials, such as crushed bone powder, magnetic stones, various types of blood, etc. that was delivered to one of the courtesans from Deidara's inner circle. You suspect, judging by previous patterns, that these things are meant for Deidara herself. You have suspicions that she might have psychic potential, also you are now pretty sure, that she leads and possibly trains or is trained by the other witch-ladies of her court. [cont.]
>>2043893Your agents also have a very good chance at identifying and possibly apprehending her main supplier of Spook and occult paraphernalia - this individual would surely know a lot about the operation, however this will require a dangerous mission (38% chance of success). Failure will mean a significant hit to the spy network [3d10]. Do you want to proceed?
>>2043893>That would be possible, but as Fram was the head of the expedition, your men didn't have direct line of communication with you and the events were going quite fast, that didn't happen. Would you like to adopt enslavement policy in the Chapter, so that in the future missions taking slaves would be a higher priority?At the moment I'm just interested how much money we could have gotten for her.>however this will require a dangerous mission (38% chance of success). Failure will mean a significant hit to the spy network [3d10]. Do you want to proceed?Would a substantial cash injection help the chances of this operation?
>>2043900What about intercepting the Spook and other paraphenalia and tainting it before allowing it to continue on it's way? Spiking the bone dust with chalk, blood with mercury, spook with...something psykers don't like. You get the picture.
>>2043903Yes, it would, though there are limits as to what people will do for money and how many of them you can buy. You can increase your chances as follow:38% = 0W45% = 5W59% = 20W76% = 50W, with this option you will find partial info even if operation fails.+++Unfortunately bribery above this point will not work.
>>2043893What ship was she using? Her personal ship? What class is it?
Rolled 5 + 3 (1d8 + 3)>>2043927I vote we spend 50W on this.Furthermore we should question Larissa Mahian whilst she is in close proximity to Xenya. However tell Larissa that we're trying some psychic technique to neutralise things....don't let her know we have a blank.I also think we should being a long term observation operation on the Ursus palace. Examine the guards, their numbers, their schedules. Larion Ursus' schedule, etc. etc. etc.Rolling for spy network loss.
>>2043925Completely possible, though it will be noticed. Do you want to do that? It's not very complicated, you just need to wait for another delivery and bribe delivery people - 1W or 3W for guaranteed silence (delivery man gets into an accident later the same day).>>2043929She is using her personal ship "Ascending Storm". It seems to be either heavily modified or custom built, but scale wise it seems to be closest to Endurance class light cruiser.
>>2043936oh before we forget it:we should somehow dig info on the pirate that attacked our frigates.do we have any leads or sources to milk. Like if the accompaniing frigates belong to her
>>2043936>Completely possible, though it will be noticed. Do you want to do that? It's not very complicated, you just need to wait for another delivery and bribe delivery people - 1W or 3W for guaranteed silence (delivery man gets into an accident later the same day).Yes. Spike the spook with something difficult to detect and poisonous. Any other supplies such as blood with something as well. Just trying to make the stuff useless for psychic shennanigans not necessarily any other goal. Any way we can hire a hitman from a noble house with a grudge to take out the delivery man so it looks like Sector politics if someone tries to dig deeper?
>>2043949Personally I think we should spike the spook with some kind of minor disease or minor poison. That way if Deidara falls ill it confirms she's taking it.However I'm hesitant to actually kill her at the moment as it may cause Larion Ursus to lash out madly at anyone, including us. And if Deidara is the only actual heretic among them we kill the only justification we have to the coup.
>>2043957I'm fine with that. Not really certain what sort of poison/disease agents we have at our disposal. Perhaps the GM can enlighten us. As a side note if she falls dead that's also a hint she was taking it.
>>2043935Operation to identify supplier is on, please deduct funds and make a roll - 76% chance of success.>Long term observation of Ursus palaceThis information will only be relevant before a given operation, as these factors constantly change, so I would say that there's no point. Your spy network will by default inform you if anything major changes.>>2043946Xyptus and Renard think about it and come to a conclusion:>If anyone knows for sure, it would most likely be someone on Tartarus and unfortunately we don't have a great working relationship with Daikan Alepros and his lot. We could try to either contact him and negotiate a free passage to visit and talk to locals or we could try to send in someone secretly, thought this will be dangerous, even for spies... We could also try to bait our enemies, but that would mean putting our men at risk. Unless you have any other ideas, Chapter Master.>>2043949>>2043957>>2043962I will need this clarified and confirmed by at least another player or two. Yes, because of your labs at Tombstone (that was a good investment) you have access to various poisons of varying intensity and side effects. You can have someone die from diarrhea if you wish so. Producing something with a very specific effect, for example Juliet's poison (coma-simulated death-auto revival), might cost Wealth to procure rare ingredients or take time, but most normal poisons are on the table, literally.>hitman from a noble houseA cunning ruse, but it comes attached with a noble price tag -10+d10W. Do you wish to proceed?
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>2044045Commence operation blow loads of wealth all over the supplies.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>2044045How much to add something that is lethal only when the user stops taking it so they are forced to continue taking it?>A cunning ruse, but it comes attached with a noble price tag -10+d10W. Do you wish to proceed?Yes.What's our running total now?
>>2044045Something that will make a person highly addicted to the spook to the point of practically lethal withdrawal. That way she can't change suppliers and we have control of the only supply she needs. We have control over the flow.Make sure Inquisitor Garant or an underling of his is taking notes and evidence of what we're doing, so it can be used as proof that Deidara is using spook.>A cunning ruse, but it comes attached with a noble price tag -10+d10W. Do you wish to proceed?If it guarantees discretion, do it.
>>2044079For that much wealth our hit woman better look like this.
>>2044095posting superior assassin
>>2044148Let's see if you still say that when he finds Hagen again.
As >>2044148 cannot be hired for money, you'll have to do with her >>2044095Hasardia is razorlady, originally from Karn Dereg, who has for the past couple of years ran ever more high stakes contracts for the Vrvaska Dynasty from Doria IV. Her services will cost you 11W.>>2044076>>2044079Your agents manage to successfully infiltrate and almost overtake supplier's operation. To Xyptus' great surprise it appears that the mysterious supplier has already crossed your path before - his name is Nestus Margon and in the public he is known for his position as the High Judge of the Imperial Court on Tachion Primaris...It appears that he is running a smuggling and drug dealing operation, also controls a few auction houses through which he can deal in occult materials. Your agents have managed to identify him by surrounding the location of a business meeting that he's having with a suspected heretic, discussing buying of some obscure tome on virility potions. Should Xyptus' men:a) Use force, kidnap himb) Take pictures and evidence of the meeting for later blackmailc) Do nothing for nowd) Something else?+Session over+We will continue next time.
>>2044184>b) Take pictures and evidence of the meeting for later blackmailI propose we do this and - with the backing of the Inqusition - force him onto our side or face the consequences.With Margon's cooperation, we don't even need the assassin to ensure the shipments we want get delivered without leaks do we?Session archived http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=ghosts+of+retribution
>>2044184>b) Take pictures and evidence of the meeting for later blackmaileither that or the Inquisition would be very interested to "talk" to him once they see the evidence