+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_WikiLast thread:>>4432210Battle voxcaster frequency, all allies are welcome to join:https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.rizon.net/#RisingSons+Sometimes one must betray what he cherishes most, just in order to save it.+
Dark figures are standing shadows of a ruined monastery on a rock flying through space. One of them is the Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution, a tall, imposing figure with features chiseled from steel. His duty, for these last few decades has been the protection of the Sector Deus and holding tight this flank of the Imperium of Man. Across the aisle from him stands Silencius, formerly missing Chapter Master of the Silent Guardians, supposedly a brother Chapter, tasked with protection, supervision and defence of the infamous forbidden Worlds. This man wields immense power and threads a very thin line between heresy and brilliance. They both understand that this meeting will shape fates not just of their Chapters, but possibly of the Imperium itself.Silencius proclaims with fierce strength in his voice:>My plan is simple - Emperor and his Primarchs must return to restore the Imperium. While there are a few different ways of how we could go about this, make no mistake, sooner or later we might need to face even the High Lords of Terra themselves, but only if they try to interfere with the ultimate destiny of Mankind - to rule the stars under His infinite wisdom. Emperor of Mankind will return and we will be His Angels of Death.An awe inspiring and simultaneously terrifying proposition.What is your response?
>>4480333Hi Skargan!See >>4468812and >>4460962and >>4460973
>>4480333Thats a lot to take in. Some might say the idea that the emperor is not with us borders on heresy.While i am not one of them, you will understand that i am (pauses) concerned with what you propose. Since you told me of your plan, i cant help but ask what you intend to do and how do you know that the path you walk is just and leads where you promise it will
>I know that you have a lot of questions. If you are going to join forces with me, I will share with you everything that I know, in time. I understand that the circumstances of our cooperation are not necessarily the most trust inspiring. I believe in honesty and because of that reason I will admit this directly that this is a mutual feeling. However as our plans proceed, I will consult you as my equal at every step. This will be a long war, make no mistake, it could take decades, if not centuries. Trust will be of paramount importance. I propose that as a show of goodwill I will immediately answer truthfully any three questions without asking for anything in return. I swear this by the Emperor's wrath. After I answer your questions, you can make your decision one way or another.He looks at you intently.
>>4480352>>4480335+++As you are raising a lot of questions, you will have to concentrate them a little bit and present in the form of conversation, this will ensure that I do not misinterpret what you mean by the question. Ideally, one question per player.
>>4480364What do you know about what's genetically different about me compared to my men?
>>4480360My question:>What do you know of Entyrus Zykion and his intentions with the Fated Chapters, what did Quixos tell you about him, that according to Acenos are lies?hihi says this is his question: >>4480352
>>4480360>>4480364see>>4480352>Since you told me of your plan, i cant help but ask what you intend to do and how do you know that the path you walk is just and leads where you promise it will
You ask something that has been on your mind since those hard days on Luna.>What do you know about what's genetically different about me compared to my men?Silencius stops for a moment, thinks. Then he answers.>I see I have made a mistake to underestimate you. This question strikes almost at the core of the whole issue. But I will stay true to my word, full truth. As you are aware, that your gene-code has been sampled directly from your Primarch's gene-seed, which has been preserved on Mars. An almost heretical practice, bordering on sacrilege, but a necessary one in these dark times. There's a reason why High Lords themselves took interest in the 25th Founding. Well, first of all, as you might have noticed, your abilities, despite your relatively young age, have advanced far beyond even those of a Space Marine. By now you are most likely able to compete and even stand a decent chance to win even against seasoned Chapter Masters and Champions who might have centuries of experience. While my information is sketchy on your past, I am under impression that you are of perfect health, no mutations, even your psychic development is proceeding smoothly and without much complications, a rare occurrence even for Astartes. However, this is not in line with what we know about Primarch gene-seed. While Emperor's sons were extremely powerful individuals, they were not very balanced, all of them had their own flaws and weaknesses. Naturally you are not a real Primarch, but you carry enough essence that one would expect their traits to be expressed in stronger detail. So why are you the way you are?Silencius breathes in and clicks his tongue, clearly walking you through his own considerations of the question.>Well, you happen to be a brain-child of a corrupt High Lord of Terra known as Entyrus Zykion. You were gene-engineered above and beyond what are the normal practices of even the most radical Adeptus Biologis disciples. Primarch's seed was fine tuned, losing most of its power, but also stabilising it enough to make you into a much more human version. Much less prone to extremes and excesses. Also, much easier to control and neutralise, if need be. Yet, also powerful enough to wreak havoc and make an impact. But you, my brother, are were not alone in this. But that is another question.You can almost see him smiling under that visor. Savoring the joy of sharing that delicious morsel of truth with you later.
>>4480397Called this years ago :D
>>4480397>you happen to be a brain-child of a corrupt High Lord of Terra known as Entyrus ZykionHe calls Zykion 'corrupt'. But who told him that Zykion was corrupt?Remember, Acenos said that Quixos lied to Silencius about Zykion. Lied that he was corrupt perhaps?
>>4480407Can you link it?
This is a lot of information to process. You knew that you were special, in some way, even though you tried to meditate this thought away so many times. Arrogance is a sin you can hardly afford. But now to hear something like this from the mouth of an alleged heretic... It sounds like truth, but it is hard to believe. You will deal with that later.>Since you told me of your plan, i cant help but ask what you intend to do and how do you know that the path you walk is just and leads where you promise it will?He nods while pacing slowly in front of you.>Well, as I said before, trust will be of importance. If you have not noticed so far, I have come to you, on your terms, without fear, taking the risk of you listening to the words of some fiery, yet overzealous Inquisitors. Even now, I can see your ship hovering in the sky above us... Aspera Dominus, that's the name, right? You could have simply obliterated the very asteroid on which we stand. But I understand you. The ways of the Chaos are cunning, maybe I am so darkened and possessed that I am willing to throw my life away. A fair possibility, that one must consider in our profession. Quixos, damn his dark soul, has been a great teacher at providing examples of this, it seems, to both of us. I came to you as close as I could and opened up as much as I could do from my side. Any next steps will require you to take a risk from your side as well. You are a psyker, you could always lock your gaze with mine and attempt to read my hearts true intent and the extent of my corruption. If I am indeed possessed, that is indeed a dangerous proposition to you. But I would be willing to lower my defences to answer one question - whether I still serve the Emperor. If that question is not ample enough to provide you with my intent, I guess nothing will. However if you are not willing to take this risk (and I must admit, I wouldn't blame you, it's quite an intimate experience for a first meeting), we could take things slowly. We have to lay down plans, make preparations, consider next steps. You will still have plenty of opportunity to betray me along the way. I know that you are capable of it. Once long ago, I would have deemed it despicable, even if it served my Chapter. But I trust, that you did it out of love for the Emperor and that this would not happen between us. Your potential is too great for me not to take this risk in trusting you. How can I convince you - that is a question I should ask you, not the other way around. However, as I pointed out, I made plenty of steps of goodwill from my side, including these questions, so from now on we should proceed as equals and build our trust together.
>>4480423Hmmmm.I guess for the time being we could let him continue and ensure he keeps us updated with his current goings on.However I would STRONGLY suggest that Silencius stick to evidence and information gathering until the whole picture becomes clearer. We both know precious little compared to the momentousness of what he's proposing.
>>4480423sidequestion>You are a psyker, you could always lock your gaze with mine and attempt to read my hearts true intent and the extent of my corruption.how dangerous to CM is that should we take up on his offer?
>>4480423>If you have not noticed so far, I have come to you, on your terms, without fear, taking the risk of you listening to the words of some fiery, yet overzealous InquisitorsReminds me quite a lot of what the Lion did when Kurze asked for a parlay.Reminder that it ended with the Lion apologizing before he shoved his sword through Conrad's chest.
>>4480423>You are a psyker, you could always lock your gaze with mine and attempt to read my hearts true intent and the extent of my corruption. If I am indeed possessed, that is indeed a dangerous proposition to you. But I would be willing to lower my defences to answer one question - whether I still serve the Emperor.Let's answer then.>As I am wrought from the essence of my primarch I can't help but assume that the incorruptable Lion is the source for your stature and ability to suppress the curse in your arm.>I refuse to believe one forged from the essence of the Lion would betray the Emperor or let himself be corrupted. You may have been misled and lied to, but I doubt you lost your loyalty. Let me gaze within.
>>4480432>>4480423Reminder that >Loyalty is its own rewardt. original Dark Angel
You nod, without agreeing. You are still not sure what to make of this strange man. Changing the topic might be a good idea.>What do you know of Entyrus Zykion and his intentions with the Fated Chapters, what did Quixos tell you about him, that according to Acenos are lies?He stops his pacing, thinks for a bit, but then continues.>Damn Quixos... Poor Sixtus, he was a good man as they come. Well, truth be told, I do not know. He told me a lot of things about Zykion. I guess the core of what he said was that Entyrus Zykion created Fated Chapters as a power project, driven by arrogance to overthrow the Imperium and install himself as the supreme ruler. He planned to use Fated Chapters, similarly like Goge Vandire millenia ago used his assassins, to usurp power. However Quixos believed, that this could be turned to his favour, especially because Zykion was a puppet of the cabal that put him into power, which has been scheming for centuries. As you know, 25th Founding is a dateless, there were other High Lo... A shiver runs down your spine, you feel your psychic regicide face slip for a moment.>Oh, wait, you didn't know? Hah, fair enough. Well, I bet you were told that your Chapter was the last one of the 25th Founding? As far as I was able to confirm, almost all of the Fated Chapters trained on Luna in the past three centuries have been told that tale. There's a reason each one of the Chapters had to dig through archives, pay coin and spill blood just to find scraps of truth about the other Chapters of our Founding. This goes way beyond even the usual Imperial information compartmentalisation. They don't want you to know how many Fated Chapters there are and what they are doing... Well, brother, even I wasn't able to dig to the depths of it yet, but the oldest notes I was able to find on Ophelia VII referred to plans for the 25th Founding back in 133.M39. Call me crazy, but someone was damn well organised to plan this far in advance! Either way, I am sorry, but I don't know what Sixtus had in mind when he said this.
>>4480428Depends on how corrupt he is and his intentions. You would be opening up yourself. If at that moment he would decide to attack you, it could even mean insta-death. You feel that he is powerful, how he will use that power is another question.
>>4480451Well then, let's do it. >>4480432
>>4480456This decision will require at least 3 shadows to confirm.
>>4480456>>4480451>>4480423i believe u are ... reasonably pure, but. (points at that daemonhostthing) do you really trust that thing and the heretic quixos, Silencius[i am aware this is not a decision, i want his reaction before i make mine]
>>4480464>Fair question. The Servant is under my control. Maybe even more so, than your Eldar witch is under yours. I am not clean, when it comes to matters of the forbidden, but no one of importance is. Are you? Is Eisenhorn? Primarchs themselves have sinned and I am no better. But I do serve the Emperor. And Quixos? Well, he was an ally of convenience on my road to Terra. As I now know, he has secretly betrayed me behind my back. Could his idea with the pylons worked? I don't know, possibly. It definitely stood a better chance of saving the Imperium than whatever you are currently doing, chasing pirates on the edge of a half-forgotten sector. But it was also extremely dangerous and he was truly merged with the powers of Chaos. So I commend your decision to dispatch him. But now that he is dead, you are to take up his burden, if you know how to do it better than him. In my eyes you are now Quixos, my brother, hopefully the Bright.
>>4480477>Maybe even more so, than your Eldar witch is under yours.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ZVbFLspbo
>>4480477>It definitely stood a better chance of saving the Imperium than whatever you are currently doing, chasing pirates on the edge of a half-forgotten sector.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyk9Ge011g4
>>4480477>So I commend your decision to dispatch him. But now that he is dead, you are to take up his burden>if you know how to do it better than him.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5l032EN6-8
>>4480451Querying whether he *thinks* he serves the Emperor or not is rather inconsequential as he could easily be being manipulated.I would rather affirm that all that he's told us is the truth.>>4480443>>4480477"Your Brother Acenos attested with his dying breath that Quixos had lied to you about Zykion. Can you really still say for sure that the fated chapters are still Zykion's plot to usurp the High Lords? And with Zykion dead, who inherited the plot?You see the conundrum brother. So many questions. So many lies. Who told the truth? Who was just manipulating? How do you know of my own alliances?So brother, I hope you see from my perspective that the whole issue needs to be carefully and thoroughly investigated."Silencius clearly knows things about us he could have already used against us. At this point I think trying to temper his haste and letting him continue is our best option, with the assurance that he keeps us updated.Thoughts?
>>4480477i agree under one condition:"Before we enter his mind, we should tell our men what we are about to do and they should watch carefully for any alteration, i.e. mindcontrol of CM"after all he has a not much to gain from killing us, however mindcontrolling means he gets access to the resources we have.
>>4480495I concur with this as well
>>4480495>>4480497>>4480494>>4480456>>4480462Very well.+++You are to perform soul gaze in the void. Not an impossible feat for a space marine, but far from ordinary. As you both agree that the thing to be verified is whether he told you the truth, the two of you sit down in front of the ruined altar and simultaneously unclasp your helmets. You can almost hear your Lyman's ear popping because of the sudden change in pressure. A few drops of blood escape your ears, you can see the same effect on Silencius. Even for Space Marines, space is can be deadly. You cannot feel the cold of space, your skin feels as if it is burning. Your eyes feel weird, but unlike normal human, you can use them even in space without them bursting. Lack of oxygen is the last of your worries, but you know that you have only a few minutes, before the exposure will force you to replace your whole face with prosthetics. So you lock gaze with the deep green of Silencius eyes.+++Do you check what you agreed?a) Yes, merely confirm whether his answers today were truthfulb) Yes, but also try to feel more about him - observe his aura and inner essencec) Yes, but also psychically probe him for more information, while he's opend) No, get answer to any other question before he realises what is happening (write the question you want to ask)e) Try to mentally kill himf) Try to disrupt his control of the Servantg) Do not open to him, wait for him to crack under pressure from the void exposureAre you...a) Guarded (-30 modifier to both)b) Cautious (-10 modifier to both)c) Neutral (+0 modifier)d) Challenging (+10 modifier to both)e) Aggressive (+30 modifier to both)And roll d100
>>4480525I'll vote for >a) Yes, merely confirm whether his answers today were truthfulWhat we said we'd verify. Don't want to break our word by probing deeper than agreed.>c) Neutral (+0 modifier)Thoughts?
>>4480525>b) Yes, but also try to feel more about him - observe his aura and inner essence>c) Neutral (+0 modifier)
>>4480525b) Yes, but also try to feel more about him - observe his aura and inner essenceif that is still within the agreed limitswhat both?we agreed to look into his soul, not the other way roundb) Cautious (-10 modifier to both)
>>4480539>we agreed to look into his soul, not the other way roundWell, as I mentioned, you would be exposing yourself as well, that's why there was a requirement of 3 shadows to agree to act in concert, as it poses a potentially mortal danger to the Chapter Master. Soul gaze is a mutual experience.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>4480539>>4480534>>4480529>b) Yes, but also try to feel more about him - observe his aura and inner essence>c) Neutral (+0 modifier)+++Please roll d100. Rolling for Silencius.He chose Challenging (+10), he is almost daring you to enter the soul gaze, so you get that bonus as well.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>4480549>Please roll d100.
>>4480553>>4480549He chose: Remain open, don't fight.You dive into the soul gaze head first. Silencius is clearly a very complicated soul, which opens up to you in the shape of an ageing Imperial palace. As your spirit flies among countless columns and statues, you can feel a clear, granite-solid foundation of nobility and fervent faith in the Emperor. However it has been cracked and blackened in many places, also there are shadows among the columns, that don't want you to look at them. High above, in the balconies, you can see ghosts of his memories, wandering like people of yesteryear, talking among themselves. One of them, a half-shadow of a Dark Eldar, seems to be looking down at you, as if inviting to come up. Finally, at the end of the palace projection you find a beautiful chapel. where on the altar you find your answer - he was telling you the truth today.a) This is enough, I will return nowb) Before I return, I must checking the shadows (confront his Corruption)c) Before I return, I must inspect the foundations (confront his Insanity)d) Before I return, I must find what he was looking for in the Commoragh (witness his memories)You can choose only one. You can choose two, but Silencius will feel violated. You can choose all three if you want to traumatise him.Whatever you choose, roll another d100, and someone else than Lyk.
>>4480575>a) This is enough, I will return nowI would say. But am open to other choices. Definitely don't pick more than one though.
>>4480575No need to check corruption, he is of the Lion.Commoragh would probably be the choice that gives us the most actually useful info.Sanity shows us his reliability. I say we go for>c) Before I return, I must inspect the foundations (confront his Insanity)If we want to find out about Commoragh we can just ask him.
>>4480587No need to roll for a), if you will pick this option.
>>4480594since i think b & c are equally important i side with lyk
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>4480605>>4480575rollin rollin rollinkeep the fortunes strollin
>>4480594>>4480610>>4480605You concentrate your energy to feel the reliability of the foundations of the palace. And indeed, while they are cracked and darkened in places, foundations seem true and strong. You do discover a cache of fear hidden under one of the columns though... But it seems to be weak and underdeveloped.+Insight+Silencius has Insanity of 11Mental weakness: Mild Pyrophobia.Silencius has Purity of 16+++End of Session.
>>4480622Thanks Skargan!Archived here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=ghosts+of+retribution
+++Restoring Session+++After a long conversation, now is the time to make a decision regarding Silencius.A) Answer his call and join the cause. He will continue on his one-man crusade to gather the Fated Chapters and keep you actively involved in his plansB) Remain on the fence - let him go, but don't commit to anything. The man is, after all, wanted by the Inquisition and has many enemies. He will vanish from your radar, until you see the results of his actions.C) He is dangerously unstable, he must be apprehended and handed over to Eisenhorn - he will know what to do with himD) He is too dangerous to be kept alive. Execute him
>>>4491540 (You)Now it works!
>>4480622>>4491540I think we've found out as much as we reasonably can at this stage.I'm content to give Silencius our consent & approval to 'continue', but with the understanding that we both know too little to proceed with any serious actions yet. He might have thought he knew what to do before, but the recent revelation regarding Quxios & Sixtus must have shaken his own confidence in what he knows.So yes, I think we can offer our help and approval but with the strict understanding that we should only be gathering information and looking into things. We can start with our only two real leads:>1. Lady Sabrina DeHague. Terran Noble, Nerial's first employer, and Zykion's lover.>2. The Grey Knights. Deiron knew something. He killed Sixtus before he could tell us about the box.Thirdly, can we look into a safer way to access the memories locked within Nerial's mind? Finding a way to do that could also be a goal of the mission.
>>4491548Do we have any information on the grey knights at all? what they are, where they are based etc?
>>4491550I think all we really know is they're daemon hunters, close with the =][=, and in Sector Deus are based on Nobis.
>>4491551That is a fair assumption.>>4491550>>4491548I will take it that Hi agrees with the proposal as well.+++Silencius thanks for the leads and promises to refrain from any consequential action without taking your opinion into account. He also gives you coordinates of his temporary base of operations in Tartarus (your spies have already discovered it as well). In addition to that he warns you, that he is still at odds with Eisenhorn and while he has nothing against the man, there is a good chance that if they meet, one of them will fall. He suggests that if you could either convince Inquisitor to let Silencius go or to at least mislead him, it would help avoid this confrontation. Finally, before departing, Silencius leaves a hefty box with you.>Inside you will find our war chest. I knew that funds will be required to wage a campaign such as that we are planning, so I started gathering trinkets along the way that I would normally ignore. They will be worth quite a bit to mortal merchants - they will buy us ships, guns and men, when the time comes. It is difficult for me to carry it around all the time, also as you are leading a stationary life, it makes sense for you to manage it for the time being. Do you agree to take care of it for now?Inside, the chest if full of various pieces of ancient jewelry, art pieces and microtech components that are worth a fortune, even a minor relic or two.Do you accept to take care of this?[Worth of the chest: 227W]What are your next orders?
>>4491569>Do you accept to take care of this?Sure.
>>4491569Before he departs we should inform him that we might trade blows with tartarus one way or another in the near future and that he should prepare accordingly.Also inform him (and keep informed) of the recent developments with d'Anger Junior
>>4491592and ask him if he came across any interesting information regarding the triachy during his stay on tartaros
>>4491569>Do you accept to take care of this?I think we can do that.Of course before the chest is taken back to the Tombstone it should be extensively scanned and every piece within carefully examined to ensure it is all inert.Oh one more lead for Silencius to pursue. The marine we found on Sygma-477, the one who escaped. Supposedly Sergeant Astelion of the Minotaurs. Maybe Silencius can track him down somehow.Next orders?Well I think it's been a busy few years so we should probably try and consolidate a bit.>Pay a visit to our old friend Kerius Dermont, see how he and his sons are doing. Ask how Mormark is doing with the quarantine lifted.>Check in with Lord Admiral Hagen. Is he keeping away from sorcery and keeping up with his purity checks?>Check in with Nerial. See how he's enjoying his rejuv'd body and all that. See if his locked memories have shaken loose at all and so forth.>Proteus 34. I assume we've put him back in his Eagle? How is he since the foray into The Grave? Furthermore has there been any intel from the Grave regarding the civil war within?>Continue observing Tartarus and use our omnipresent spy network to glean all the intel we can on the styrian presence that was around the station, ss well as the activities of D'Anger. They must have used local services, hired local people. Someone must know something about them.>Also to see how the situation on Tartarus develops. Currently the power vacuum remains, time will tell if the Captains' Council reaches an equitable distribution or if one Captain takes clear command like Alepros did.>What have the Iron Monks been up to lately? General intel from our 45% Ecclesiarchy Spy Network, nothing risky to acquire.>There's a lot of fugitives on the run at the moment. Deidara, Anastasia, D'Anger, Nestus Margon, and Astelion at the least. Have all these trails gone cold? I remember that Margon was freed from Arbites custody by a group of unidentified attackers on Tachion Primaris. Any leads on tracking these attackers down? Mercenaries?>We should also start looking more closely into Kruun. Pax Sepulchrum is patrolling the region so they should focus on the Kruun system. They can scan for months and see if they can find any promising areas to insert a scout force under the radar (don't do it yet, just search for options). Scan for orbital defences and ground assets too of course.
>>4491639Sounds fine, also get an ETA on the Voidsquad recruits for expected events.
>>4491592Noted. He is not going to stay in Tartarus for long.>>4491599He has arrived a few days ago, so nothing, but he promises to let you know if he comes upon anything of interest.>>4491639>extensively scanned and every piece within carefully examined to ensure it is all inert.Roll your Intelligence(-10) for base and Intelligence (+30) for the Tombstone detailed scan. You can add Lore(Ecclesiarchy) if you have a bonus.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>4491694>Roll your Intelligence(-10) for baseRolling>You can add Lore(Ecclesiarchy) if you have a bonusCan you clarify what this means?
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>44916942nd roll. Prayers to the Emperor.
>>4491639+++The marine we found on Sygma-477+++Silencius narrows his eyes when you ask him of this.>Sygma-477, you say? That does ring a bell...[He tries to recall. Roll d100, targets: 07 and 24.]+++Visit to Mormark+++Kerius Dermont is very pleased to see you. His scarred lips crack open a smile, it's clearly an expression he is not very used to exercising. > Chapter Master, it's been ages since you visited us. I hope the emperor has been watching over you. it's been a while since I've seen you, so I would like to extend my thanks to you on behalf of the people of Mormark. Since the war with the Abominable Intelligence invaders things have been slowly but steadily improving and to a great art to the contribution of your Chapter. The deeds and names of your men are inscribed across the planet in our chapels and in our hearts. In particular I'm pleased with Grations leadership. The sector is recovering from from the excesses of the Ursus Dynasty. Please stay a while, let us play regicide, drink fine wine and and go on a gnar hunt.Do you stay with the old man?a) No, there is no time for frivolitiesb) Yes, but just the afternoonc) Fine, I deserve to relax - let us spend the rest of the weekd) It is time to stay at home for a while and reflect - I will enjoy Kerius' company and advice for the next few months while I recuperate
>>4491738>c) Fine, I deserve to relax - let us spend the rest of the weekWe shouldn't be planning any direct operations this year so we should have time. We can see how his kids are doing etc.Y/N?
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>4491738Praying 2- Electric Boogaloo
>>4491738>c) Fine, I deserve to relax - let us spend the rest of the week>d) It is time to stay at home for a while and reflect - I will enjoy Kerius' company and advice for the next few months while I recuperateCan't we do a mix of this?The rest of the week is a bit short, but several months is pretty long. How about 1 or 2?
>>4491738d) It is time to stay at home for a while and reflect - I will enjoy Kerius' company and advice for the next few months while I recuperateIf we got nothing planned for the year, why not take a couple months and think over our revelations with an old friend?
>>4491695>>4491700Later in-depth scan will reveal an inconvenient truth about the nature of some of the relics contained within the chest. While you are no Scholar and you couldn't have known, but it does seem that some of the artifacts contained in the treasure are of imperial origin, in particular they seem originate from Ophelia VII. These items have been clearly stolen or otherwise illegally acquired. well they will still fetch a high price, the mere possession of such goods put you into a difficult situation. But then again, you never had much love for the Ecclesiarchy and you do hide worse secrets than this.Roll +1d8% Heresy+++Admiral Hagen+++How do you wish to check up on him?a) Personal visitb) Spy reportc) Records of his purity testsc) All three above (Will take the rest of the year)Roll d100 whichever you choose[Targets - below 65, above 97]
>>4491752Changing to D to break the tie.
>>4491755>a) Personal visit>c) Records of his purity testsJust these two in my opinion.
>>4491755>c) All three above (Will take the rest of the year)It's time to spend some time in timeskip mode.Also Voidsquad recruits when skek?
>>4491755>the mere possession of such goods put you into a difficult situation. But then again, you never had much love for the Ecclesiarchy and you do hide worse secrets than this.do we get the heresy deducted if we ruturn the relics to ecclesiarchy or SoB? (plus fame and finders fee....)Dont tell them where we got it from ofc
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>4491755Prayer 3- Return of the Emperor>c) All three above (Will take the rest of the year)
>>4491763for whats worth i am strongly against adding more heretical marines
>>4491780We've been over this months ago already hi. :I
>>4491780>Yet again it is brought up>Nothing ever changes
>>4491780As long as they die for the Emperor, it's good enough in my books.Of course, we just might purge them in the flames of war anyway...
Rolled 7 (1d8)>>4491755>Roll +1d8% HeresyRolling. If we can't negate it.
>>4491744>>4491751>>4491752>>4491760You decide to spend a longer period of time in Mormark. You will hunt, play games and relax. Mind: (roll d100)a) You will concentrate on regicideb) You will concentrate on meditationc) You will practice your psychic powersBody: (roll d100)a) You will hunt b) You will train with neonatesc) You will hike across the ice wastesSpirit: (roll d100)a) You will pray and fastb) You will listen to Kerius' storiesc) You will visit the World SpiritOnly one can be chosen in each category. Ideally one player per segmentIt's been a long time since you spend so much time on Mormark, years in fact. While this world is not your native homeworld, you have come to love and even miss the icy embrace of Tombstone's halls. Small things are the most memorable for some reason. Background hum of the generators, thick granite columns, neonates scurrying past you in the hallways to their next training session while trying to salute you, silent gun emplacements guarding the approaches and the proud imperial eagle looking at you from above. This is your home. Kerius is accompanying you along the gallery overlooking snowy mountain valleys below. You just finished another day of intense regicide. You feel that the old man is cheating, he must be practicing with some savants or regicide servitors, he is really good. Suddenly Kerius smiles at you with that curious expression that old men sometimes have.> It's been decades now since you arrived here. I remember our first conversations, I was quite anxious around you until I realised that you were about as green a Catachan camo. You have changed since then, for the better. Do you think you made the right decision? To make Mormark your home? Have you ever wondered, where does your path lead? Where will you lead your chapter and by extension my people?
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>4491837>c) You will practice your psychic powers
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>4491837b) You will train with neonatesIce fighting is a go!Pls don't break through the ice...
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>4491837For Spirit lets go option B.
>>4491766If you spin a good tale, this could be enough to convince them that these relics and artefacts came to your possession in a legal way, but if you fail could be worse. >>4491807+7 Heresy>>4491746Silencius promises to check, but he does not recall anything in particular at this moment.>>4491775I said below 65, but I meant including it, so it's a success!+++Tyrel Hagen+++Lord Admiral seems to be doing better than you last left him. His purity checks are all green, it seems that whatever minimal Warp exposure he suffered, is no longer a factor. Spy reports also indicate that he disposed of the sorcery manuals. When you visit him, Tyrel is no longer the haunted man you had to save from an Eversor Assassin.> Thank you for the visit Chapter Master. I have been thinking about the Crusade these past few months. While it is not an easy task, I believe that with adequate preparations we will stand a very strong chance of success. Styrians are known for their cunning and no doubt they will resist us with everything in their power. However through Emperors favour and superior firepower we will prevail over any obstacle between us and the unification of the Sector Deus. Be sure, I remember my debts and I will repay them - Imperial Navy will fight at your side.
>>4491881>Be sure, I remember my debts and I will repay them - Imperial Navy will fight at your side."We all make mistakes my friend, but you're one of the few in this Sector who welcomed me as an ally. Your talents as a void strategist will be a critical asset to the Crusade I think."
>>4491875>>4491865>>4491856+Psychic training+You feel too serene to besmirch this place with Warp. It doesn't feel right. You could try to push yourself, but it could result in something bad. Do you? (Y/N - 50%)+Neonates+Neonates are excited to train with you. While you show extreme prowess with weapons and in unarmed combat, they do catch you off-guard in cliff scaling exercise, where one tries to climb to the top of the ice wall, while fighting other climbers and a team of Chapter serfs is trying to do their best to create an avalanche of ice and snow from above. You get a bit too cocky and rush the wall, but a team of six neonates attack you from all sides. Four of them slide down the cliff in seconds with bruises, but the last two manage to make you lose your grip, you manage to take them with you, but you fall down as well. Everyone has a great laugh and the men really appreciate your company. You enjoy seeing their young faces, these boys will soon be your brothers fighting and dying in the service of the Imperium. The thought fills your heart with brotherly love.+1 Purity+Kerius+The old man is very happy to recount the old glories of his past. He does ask sometimes questions about your own battles, but Space Marine tactics and fighting style is so alien to him that he has little to learn. But human tactics are very much applicable to you, so you learn a lot from his experiences. In particular you are fascinated by his recollections of the bloody Ionian Crusades, where he made a name for himself.https://chapterquest.fandom.com/wiki/Ionian_CrusadesStrategy Skill (+5)>>4491888He smiles at your words and you realise that while faith and fury are powerful forces, redemption is still possible. There is power in forgiveness too, even if this doctrine is not one often preached in the Imperium.=[Chapter Master -1 Corruption]=+++Session Over+++Thanks for playing!
>>4491940Thanks Skargan!>You could try to push yourself, but it could result in something bad. Do you? (Y/N - 50%)Aw hellllll no.
>>4491940>You feel too serene to besmirch this place with Warp. It doesn't feel right. You could try to push yourself, but it could result in something bad. Do you? (Y/N - 50%)Let's not.>but a team of six neonates attack you from all sides.I want them for the voidsquad, lmao
Missed the session wanna say we should approach Xyptus and see if he has any interest or thoughts on training someone to take his place should something go wrong or he finally decides to leave or our service for good. Between him and Geron they should be able to find and train a particular skilled Chapter Serf in all the required fields I also have some thoughts on refining the spy networks into something similar to the ultramarines Vigil Opertii
>>4492055Might as well state your thoughts, Brother.
I would suggest that we should consider planing and strategizing a way to potentially deal with Silencius and his Servant, as there is a chance that he may fall to Chaos. We know he has a undeveloped Pyrophobia that we could possibly use to our advantage, but the potentially greater threat is his Servant, for all it requires is a loosening of the leash to reek havoc on our forces, even if Silencius remains loyal to the end. We should learn more about the capabilities and nature of his Servant, as well as the sealing ritual binding and the corrupt nature of Silencius' wound itself.Brothers, as loathe as I am to admit, I am obligated to suggest an alternative plan. In the event that the Servant becomes... uncontrollable, it may be prudent to... bind the monstrosity to another if- and only if- the situation necessitates it. As much as it agonizes me to think of it, and despite such a heretical thought, letting one of my Brothers willing sacrifice his soul to chaos, the alternative may be... worse. I'll understand if you discount such a thought outright, and willing accept any punishment you deem necessary for such unorthodox thoughts.
>>4492608We could always try to add pyromancy to our psychic repertoire.
>>4492441Had wanted to suggest that our spy networks and Xyptus tries to prioritize using failed aspirants and serfs as recruits fro spies and agents. If there’s any loyalty we can count on in this field it would be them not to mention infiltration becomes even harder as our serfs and aspirants are bound to be close to one another like family or even in much cases family itself. If anyone is going to notice a missing or replaced agent it’d be them in my opinion. Not to mention serfs tend to develop their own languages and sub cultures which are hard to replicate. Basically just increasing the efforts our enemies would have to go to infiltrate the networks as well as strengthening it on a foundational level.I’d also like to suggest that Psyker we discovered in our network gets sent for training in our librarius. Having even a non space marine Psyker is a valuable resource especially one that knows what he’s doing and or can teach others
>>4492766It seems prudent, given the circumstances.>>4494167Those are some good ideas indeed, Brother. You do the Emperor proud with such a capable mind!
+++RESUMING SESSION+++New Year - 369.M41Actions:+Chapter loses 1d3% heresy+Chapter gains Wealth from the taxes & resources from the Realm and other operations (Varda; Divine Dividend)+Roll 1d100 for Chapter events+Roll d100 for Sector events+Training+10 Apothecaries just completed their training and join the ranks of your Chapter.+Gladius-Class+2 Gladius-class Frigates are delivered to the Chapter, as per arrangements. They need to be named. Also, your engineseers report, that one of them, Frigate so far designated as Beta-47889-GHO-RET, is a little bit unusual...Roll d61. High mortality rates during construction2. Rumours of a miracle3. Failed first Warp drive test4. Unorthodox configuration5. Special crew6. These are just rumours, it's not worth looking into them+Nerial Derang+Nerial is in the process of deciphering some old text when the Chapter Master comes to visit him. It seems that the rejuvenation treatment has done wonders on the old astropath, it's been decades since he arrived with you to the Sector Deus, but on his face it doesn't seem as if more than a few weeks have passed since then. You open up a bottle of good Templan amasec and have a lovely conversation about the times back on Luna and the Beginnings of the Chapter. Carefully, you try to probe him a few more times about the all the days and Entyrus Zykion, the mysterious benefactor who allegedly pushed for the creation of the Ghosts of Retribution. Roll d1001-2: A secret is revealed...3-18: While you learn nothing new, Nerial tells you something you have not considered before...19-96: You have a great conversation, but the old man remains as before.97-100: Something dark is activated...+Void Squad+>>4491960Would you like to approach the neonates and offer them the special honour of joining the Voidsquad? This would require 3 votes, as previous consensus was against expanding it.+Xyptus+>>4492055How seriously would you like Xyptus to take on this task? a) Have a promising candidate follow him and let him learn on the go, Xyptus shouldn't waste too much time on himb) Take one of his existing deputies, no need to invest too much effortc) Have Xyptus dedicate a few years of direct mentorship with the promising candidate (Xyptus will be unavailable in that time, roll d5 years)d) Announce that whoever will be able to match Xyptus in wits, will become his second in command, any means allowed. This will encourage competition among your black operativese) Chapter Master will handpick his own candidate (spend Chapter XP and recruit the best possible candidate)+Please note that ideally we want different players making different rolls.+
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>4499892>+Roll 1d100 for Chapter events
>>4499892>2 Gladius-class Frigates are delivered to the Chapter, as per arrangements. They need to be named. Also, your engineseers report, that one of them, Frigate so far designated as Beta-47889-GHO-RET, is a little bit unusual...Sarissa and Phalarica.Long spear used by macedonian heavy infantry and a special throwing spear that is set on fire before throwing, used by soldiers of Sagunt when they protected their city.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>4499892>+Chapter loses 1d3% heresyHi Skargan!>They need to be namedSeconding >>4499906
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>4499892Rollan for some sector events.
Rolled 4, 5, 3 + 75 = 87 (3d10 + 75)>>4499892>+Chapter gains Wealth from the taxes & resources from the Realm and other operations (Varda; Divine Dividend)Varda cybernetics
Rolled 2, 1 = 3 (2d3)>>4499912and 1d3 for vardan agriand 1d3 for divine dividend
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>4499892>Would you like to approach the neonates and offer them the special honour of joining the Voidsquad? This would require 3 votes, as previous consensus was against expanding it.Consensus was against expanding it (and I wasn't for it either), NOT refilling lost seats. Voidsquad lost 5 boys last time they went on a suicide mission.Also yes.>>4499892>Roll d6>1. High mortality rates during construction>2. Rumours of a miracle>3. Failed first Warp drive test>4. Unorthodox configuration>5. Special crew>6. These are just rumours, it's not worth looking into themRolling >>4499909This is ju
>>4499892>How seriously would you like Xyptus to take on this task?Voting for>c) Have Xyptus dedicate a few years of direct mentorship with the promising candidate (Xyptus will be unavailable in that time, roll d5 years)>>4499912>>449991389 from Varda. Multiplied by 1.15 = 102w totalplus 1 from divine dividendtotal income 103wI would like to use 30w of this to commence the training of three Chaplains (god knows we need them at the rate we lose them).Any dissent?
>>4499906>"the besieged were protected and the enemy kept away from the gates by the falarica, which many arms at once were wont to poise... when hurled like a thunderbolt from the topmost walls of the citadel, it clove the furrowed air with a flickering flame, even as a fiery meteor speeding from heaven to earth dazzles men's eyes with its blood red tail... and when in flight it struck the side of a huge tower, it kindled a fire which burnt until all of the woodwork of the tower was utterly consumed"Phalarica would be the special one of course.
>>4499892>c) Have Xyptus dedicate a few years of direct mentorship with the promising candidate (Xyptus will be unavailable in that time, roll d5 years)This seems fine.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>4499892Rolling Nerial now. My phone autocorrected it to Jerusalem.
+Chapter Events+>>4499902A disaster is narrowly averted - through his medical expertise Klementhos manages to detect and prevent a dangerous epidemic from erupting on Varda! The governor and the citizens are very grateful to the Chapter...How should we use this opportunity:a) Klementhos should use this as an opportunity to practice himself and improve his knowledge (increase his Medicae by +d10).b) We could use this story to invite more volunteers to the Chapter who could be better qualified to become Apothecaries, Klementhos should focus on utilising this talent for the best (2d10 Apothecaries will join the Chapter in 7 years time, no Wealth will be required to train them).c) Chapter should charge the population for the services rendered... Klementhos should visit all of the local hospitals and take part of their tithes for the Chapter [gain +3d10 Wealth]+Heresy Loss+>>4499907[-1% Heresy]+Sector Events+>>4499909Templos propaganda movie makers released a dynamic picture reel called “Riotcrushers: Death or Order” about the events following market crash of 337.M41, when Ghosts of Retribution came under command of Kronos to pacify the population. How should the Chapter react?a) Let Kronos go visit Templos for public relations, this could affect your reputation based on his performanceb) Politely contact the producers and mention, that you expect part of the proceeds to fund your further compaigns. (earn +1d20 W)c) Make a public announcement that Chapter welcomes all order-loving citizens to come and settle on Varda, causing an influx of Chapter-adoring settlers (roll d100)d) Contact the producers and let them know that you are unhappy about not being contacted beforehand. In return, demand them to create a new movie about the subject of your choosing... (Could be used to enhance or tarnish your or other factions' reputation)+Income+>>4499913>>4499912 Your assets and realm produce 90W this year.>>4499914+Beta-47889-GHO-RET+It seems that due to mix-ups in orders and schedules, the ship had to be urgently crewed. Vast majority of the crew on the ship are... (roll d4 or spend 7W and choose):1. Dangerous, but competent convicts, drafted from Navy brigs across the Sector2. Hastily trained feral world tribe, who believe that they were called to fight a Sky War3. Servitors, very subservient, but with zero initiative4. A leper colony from another ship that was damaged beyond repair, no one else wanted to take themOnce you roll, cost of choosing another option increases to 10W.
>>4499945Voting for:>b) We could use this story to invite more volunteers to the Chapter who could be better qualified to become Apothecaries, Klementhos should focus on utilising this talent for the best (2d10 Apothecaries will join the Chapter in 7 years time, no Wealth will be required to train them).and>c) Make a public announcement that Chapter welcomes all order-loving citizens to come and settle on Varda, causing an influx of Chapter-adoring settlers (roll d100)
>>4499945>a) Klementhos should use this as an opportunity to practice himself and improve his knowledge (increase his Medicae by +d10).>c) Make a public announcement that Chapter welcomes all order-loving citizens to come and settle on Varda, causing an influx of Chapter-adoring settlers (roll d100)>(roll d4 or spend 7W and choose):I'd say we roll.
>>4499957I'll agree with this then.
>>4499920Total income 103w - correct, use this calculation.+Chaplains+As you decide to increase the number of shepherds tending to your flock, hard choices will have to be made. Choose the best candidates:1. Azarius, one of Klementhos' former students, gifted in the ways of scholarship, but not among your strongest soldiers, follows Chapter Cult.2. Othor, cut and dried Space Marine, follower of the Imperial Cult and the Codex Astartes3. Kargon, a Death-Wisher of unbreakable will, Kronos' right hand man. One could strip him to the bone and find nothing but faith. You guess that his faith is the most true of these candidates.4. Reven, an Ice-Wraith. The most flexible of all the candidates and most likely the smartest one as well. Great diplomat or a spy, but you think that his take on faith is a very abstract one.5. Erathorius, birth brother of Brethorius, a distinguished warrior of great skill in battle, but has a long-standing rivalry with him. Follows Chapter Cult.6. Santyr, one of the last Soulkillers in the Chapter, he has managed to partially revive the cult and leads a small group of maybe around a dozen or so Soulkillers, who are practicing a reformed version of the faith that caused the split with Arcon. He wishes to become a Chaplain so that his faith is redeemed. Best leader of them all.>>4499926>>4499907>>4499906+Ships+Sarissa and Phalarica are the names picked for the new Gladius Frigates.
>>4499997I would vote for>1. Azarius, one of Klementhos' former students, gifted in the ways of scholarship, but not among your strongest soldiers, follows Chapter Cult.>3. Kargon, a Death-Wisher of unbreakable will, Kronos' right hand man. One could strip him to the bone and find nothing but faith. You guess that his faith is the most true of these candidates.>5. Erathorius, birth brother of Brethorius, a distinguished warrior of great skill in battle, but has a long-standing rivalry with him. Follows Chapter Cult.
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>4499945>It seems that due to mix-ups in orders and schedules, the ship had to be urgently crewed. Vast majority of the crew on the ship are... (roll d4 or spend 7W and choose):Rolling then
>>4500009Phalarica is crewed by dangerous, but competent convicts, drafted from Navy brigs across the Sector. These are veteran fleetmen, but all of them have either violent tendencies, problems with authority or other undesirable characteristics.Special Trait: Convict CrewAny boarding attempts or other critical situations on the ship will automatically trigger a prisoner mutiny. Every turn in combat there's a 2% chance of mutiny. Also ship's non-convict crew is primarily made up of Commissars and their enforcers, who are focused on keeping the convicts in check, so the ship does not have usual armsmen contingent to deployed onto planets or stations without triggering a rebellion.However, these convicts are very proficient at their jobs and they can be pressed harder than normal crewmen. All rolls for this ship get a permanent (+5) modifier.
>>4499997>1. Azarius, one of Klementhos' former students, gifted in the ways of scholarship, but not among your strongest soldiers, follows Chapter Cult.>2. Othor, cut and dried Space Marine, follower of the Imperial Cult and the Codex Astartes>3. Kargon, a Death-Wisher of unbreakable will, Kronos' right hand man. One could strip him to the bone and find nothing but faith. You guess that his faith is the most true of these candidates.>5. Erathorius, birth brother of Brethorius, a distinguished warrior of great skill in battle, but has a long-standing rivalry with him. Follows Chapter Cult.I'd say we go for 4 instead.Also> Santyr, one of the last Soulkillers in the Chapter, I wish to know more about him.How exactly does his reformed faith look like? Might be important for when the third returns.We might have to take a page out of Dorn's book and Iron Cage the third when it returns, so it's important to know if the reformed faith is an option instead of breaking their faith upon the corpses of their brothers.
>>4500036>I'd say we go for 4 instead.agree with this sure
>>4500036Santyr's faith is still Soulkiller at the core, but he tried to bring it in line with the Chapter Cult an the Imperial Creed. Some of the changes he made:- The blood must not be touched during rituals, one can drink it only from Chalice as part of the ritual, no more post-battle literal bloodbaths.- The trophy skulls must be purified and blessed by the Chaplain (one of the reasons why they want one) and inscribed with their pledges of devotion to the Chapter and the Emperor.- The talk of rivalry with Deathwishers is almost gone, focus is on their own inner rivalry for self-control and pushing oneself for perfection.
>>4500050Sounds much better, but I suggest we have a serious conversation with him about all real strength from faith, that means all strength neither physical nor psychic, can only come from the Emperor and his tenets.Perfection is a lofty goal, but perfection for the sake of perfection is meaningless, any perfection a space marine can achieve is already part of him in the form of the Emperor's influence on his body down to the genetical level and soul because we all carry a part of him with us.If he is able to understand that, I'd say we can make him a chaplain too.
>>4500058>Perfection is a lofty goal, but perfection for the sake of perfection is meaningless, any perfection a space marine can achieve is already part of him in the form of the Emperor's influence on his body down to the genetical level and soul because we all carry a part of him with us.(Which means all physical strength comes from the Emperor as well of course and innate talent aside, the ability to control the warp with the power of one's soul as well.)
>>4500061>>4500062>>4500058Oh yes, they do worship the Emperor, I didn't mention it, because I thought it was self-evident. It's just that they worship his prowess as the perfect warrior, the Uniter of Mankind. That's in their name - they kill for the souls that will serve Him.+ VaskCorp+Finally, after 4 years of waiting, you receive report from the VaskCorp, detailing their current situation on Triot, where do they have managed to establish on extended operation restoring the old military-industrial complex surrounding the old capital of Tria, which was ruined by the previous conflict. Not only they have managed to restore most of the production cabilities, but also they have managed to expand it in some areas that were not available before. While the full planetary production will take decades to recover, for the first time in years Triot is a net exporter of military material. However worryingly there are also reports of ork activity in the area, this means that VaskCorp cannot fully dedicate themselves towards the recovery efforts and that the resources need to be put into protection and security. This unfortunately impacts your agreement with the corporation as well.Arnete Vrvaska reachesout in person, shes the matriarch of the Vrvaska dynasty, a de facto controller of the VaskCorp. She offers the following options to resolve the situation:a) Partial payments - VaskCorp will pay 5W a year instead of the originally agreed 10W.b) Your military support to main peace and security on Triot. Every squad you will station on Triot will increase the VaskCorp's tithe to you by 1W, up to 10W.c) If you are unhappy with the contract, they offer an alternative of 100W to the Chapter to dissolve it.Also, they send you 32W, instead of the agreed 50W, as they need to pay corporate taxes on this donation both on Doria IV and Triot.
+++Session Over+++Thanks for playing guys. See you next Monday!
>>4500222Thanks Skargan!My vote is for >a) Partial payments - VaskCorp will pay 5W a year instead of the originally agreed 10W.
>>4500219>However worryingly there are also reports of ork activity in the areaWe only completed the cleansing of Triot 3 years ago>https://chapterquest.fandom.com/wiki/Triot_Campaign_(363.M41)#Cleansing_of_TriotEighth company was there for three years and eradicated almost all full orks leaving only scattered gretchin and grots. Have the orks really re-surged in such a short amount of time or is Vrvaska just referring to gretchin raiders?
>>4500219Bull fucking shit.The orks MIGHT be real, but I doubt their financial strain is as heavy as they pretend if they offer us only half of what we agreed, that's a pretty significant difference.I'd say we send one of our dedicated Ork killer companies over there to kick some ass and take the full payment. The 8th was there last time, they should be able to figure out what the issue is exactly, if there truly is one.If they want to thank us for going above and beyond (or forgive them for trying to fuck us over after investing so much into saving their asses), I'm sure they'll think of something, if not we can always get them to supply the Tombguard with their finest gear. I always liked the Solar Auxilia concept and their armour:https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Solar_Auxiliahttps://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Solar_Pattern_Void_ArmourThough I doubt they actually have shit like that lying around.Would be nice to have an excuse to recolour this pic in the black, dark red and bone of the Tombguard though, so let's keep an eye out for opportunities in the future.
I suppose the thread is probably over for today, so let's get to the nitty gritty of ideas discussed in the chat.The imperium is filled with a plethora of different sects dedicated to the worship of the Emperor.They vary immensely, but to exist they all need to accept two things.>1. The supreme divinity of the Emperor.>2. The supreme authority of the Ecclesiarchy in matters concerning faith.That system has kept the Imperium remarkably stable for about 10 millenia, the longest period in human history in which a single institution reigned supreme in any field.Our own chapter is also divided, combining all of the faiths homogenously seems like a fool's errant. I suggest we emulate the ecclesiarchal system which has served humanity so well and permanently ensure that the different sects in our chapter contribute their strengths without sowing dangerous division. To achieve that, we need to enshrine the Chapter Master as the religious head of our chapter as a whole and the different cults in particular. They must accept these two tenets:>1. The supreme divinity of the Emperor.>2. The supreme authority of the Chapter Master in matters concerning faith.The latter is already loosely adhered to, but the different cults are still independent, they just see us as an authority, not as the actual leader of their organizations.>SoulkillersTaking control over the few who are left should not pose a great challenge. Santyr has obviously done his best to redeem his faith and become worthy of the chapter once more. We can offer him and his flock redemption, acceptance and official sanction.>Ice WraithsThis one's a bit of a wildcard. They have initiated us in their circle, but we're still a bit of an outsider. Harmanthos is a reasonable man though. We should be able to talk about it with him and I'm sure he'd be willing to step aside for us and let us have the highest position, if we're worthy. He'll still be our second in command in the cult anyway. But of course ALL OF THAT hinges on getting the approval of the world spirit. I really don't think Harmanthos is going to do much of anything without the World Spirit's input here.>DeathwishersThey've calmed down a lot, which is good. They've also bent the knee to our authority, which is also good. They're probably the most "normal" cult we have, so convincing their leadership to accept us as their official head might be the easiest.Or maybe not, who knows?>Imperial cultWe should already be the highest available authority in the chapter here since we don't let the Ecclesiarchy meddle in our business and there doesn't seem to be an alternative power structure. And I'm pretty sure it's generally accepted that we have the deepest connection to the Emperor of the chapter simply due to all the ridiculous shit we've been through in his name. Let's be real, we're kind of a legend. Should probably make it official, or just integrate our chapter cult properly with it tbqh.>chapter cultCM is king.
>>4500256I agree with the overall thrust of this idea but disagree with >1. The supreme divinity of the Emperor.That's Black Templar shit. Maintain the traditional Astartes view of the Emperor instead. Everything else can still apply.
>>4500265>That's Black Templar shit.It's quite literally the truth and also pretty hard to deny from the CM's perspective after the whole "meeting a literal god" thing. We also called him the God-Emperor in a ton of speeches already, both supplied by Skargan and ourselves and both to the public and our brothers, so it's not like we've ever pretended otherwise...Plus, the probably more salient and practical aspect is that it keeps the cults LOYAL. The Ice Wraiths have tendencies to be more locally than imperially focused, Soulkillers flirt with chaos and Deathwishers tend towards egocentric suicide (no matter which excuse any of them might give).Getting them to put the Emperor first is probably even more important in the long run than getting them to accept the CM. Especially if certain fears about the World Spirit end up not being entirely unfounded.
>>4500279>>4500265Addition: We kinda need the shared belief in the Emperor as a social adhesive.Works (literal) wonders for the Imperium, should help us as well. Say what you want about the Black Templars, but despite being incredibly far spread over the galaxy and thousands of marines strong they kept their chapter culture together for literally 10.000 years.
Making a note of the outstanding matters for my own benefit.Recruiting chaplains>>4500002>>4500036>>4500040Annual Events choices>>4499950>>4499957Xyptus' protege>>4499920>>4499939And the other queries here>>4491639>Proteus 34. I assume we've put him back in his Eagle? How is he since the foray into The Grave? Furthermore has there been any intel from the Grave regarding the civil war within?>Continue observing Tartarus and use our omnipresent spy network to glean all the intel we can on the styrian presence that was around the station, ss well as the activities of D'Anger. They must have used local services, hired local people. Someone must know something about them.>Also to see how the situation on Tartarus develops. Currently the power vacuum remains, time will tell if the Captains' Council reaches an equitable distribution or if one Captain takes clear command like Alepros did.>What have the Iron Monks been up to lately? General intel from our 45% Ecclesiarchy Spy Network, nothing risky to acquire.>There's a lot of fugitives on the run at the moment. Deidara, Anastasia, D'Anger, Nestus Margon, and Astelion at the least. Have all these trails gone cold? I remember that Margon was freed from Arbites custody by a group of unidentified attackers on Tachion Primaris. Any leads on tracking these attackers down? Mercenaries?>We should also start looking more closely into Kruun. Pax Sepulchrum is patrolling the region so they should focus on the Kruun system. They can scan for months and see if they can find any promising areas to insert a scout force under the radar (don't do it yet, just search for options). Scan for orbital defences and ground assets too of course.
>>4499914>Consensus was against expanding it (and I wasn't for it either), NOT refilling lost seats. Voidsquad lost 5 boys last time they went on a suicide mission.>Also yes.I'll agree with replacing void squad losses
The Brother who shared his heretical thought is in repentence, inconsolable. He may take awhile to recover.>>4500279Now, I agree that we need to consolidate the faith of our chapter under our banner, and make our authority in it official. However, instilling a blind faith in the Emperor (however justified that faith is) may be a folly. While our more... unorthodox Brothers need to be brought into the fold and our bonds strengthened as Marine and Chapter Master, it is also our orthodox Brothers we also need consider. Now, you can say our chapter has a... eh... rather liberal history in regards to how we dealt with our faith, and what it may inform of about our previous actions and dealing. A literal, or conservative, interpretation of the Emperor's will (as preached by the Ecclesiarchy, let's say), would not only impact this chapter in terms of operational flexibility, but may cause a... schism within the chapter itself if anything... questionably heretical was brought to light. I'd say an appropriate response may be to bring the Soulkillers and Ice Waiths more in line with Imperial Religious doctrine, have the Deathwishers worse tendencies curbed (focus more on the glory before death, rather than a glorious death), and keep the Imperial Cult more pragmatic and flexible, rather than devoted and ridged.>>4500327I would also add these considerations as well.>Training in Psychic Pyromancy. It would be useful means of fighting Silencius, should he fall to Chaos.>Peliminary research should commence on the nature of Silencius' wound, wards, and his demon-host Servant. We do not know of Silencius whereabouts at this moment, but we should have some methods of diagnosing the nature of the infliction and it's influence worked up.Now, I'll like to lay out a proposal that we should discuss.>Send a small team, possibly disguised, to work with Silencius on his quest. It's in both our interests that we mitigate the influence of Chaos and help him become more stable.I know we decided that he'll do his questing alone and he'll keep us apprised on his dealings and accomplishments, but that is a danger in of itself, not for us, but for Silencius. We know he hasn't yet fallen to Chaos, but being alone on his journey, with only Chaotic influence sorrounding him and no Brothers' companionship to support or sway him, is a dangerous space to operate in. We should consider sending some of our Brothers to help him keep the influence of Chaos at bay, and make him of sounder mind, as we are probably the only allies he has that have an active stake in his welfare and devotion to the Emperor, and are not blinded by or to his corruption.
>>4501143>However, instilling a blind faith in the Emperor (however justified that faith is) may be a follyIt can't be blind if it's both true and simple to prove via observations able to be conducted without a great hassle. The Sororitas aren't psykers and still work miracles.>While our more... unorthodox Brothers need to be brought into the fold and our bonds strengthened as Marine and Chapter Master, it is also our orthodox Brothers we also need consider. Now, you can say our chapter has a... eh... rather liberal history in regards to how we dealt with our faith, and what it may inform of about our previous actions and dealing. A literal, or conservative, interpretation of the Emperor's will (as preached by the Ecclesiarchy, let's say), would not only impact this chapter in terms of operational flexibility, but may cause a... schism within the chapter itself if anything... questionably heretical was brought to light. I'd say an appropriate response may be to bring the Soulkillers and Ice Waiths more in line with Imperial Religious doctrine, have the Deathwishers worse tendencies curbed (focus more on the glory before death, rather than a glorious death), and keep the Imperial Cult more pragmatic and flexible, rather than devoted and ridged.No idea what you're trying to say with most of that, especially since the imperial Creed is incredibly heterogeneous and the Ecclesiarchy is an organization with many feuding factions (some of which we've had to deal with even here, because they can't agree on anything, like the Iron Monks) and just very few firm tenets that hold true everywhere, but you seem to basically agree with what I say even if you're a bit confused about power dynamics and faith in the Imperium. Faith in the Emperor comes pretty naturally, space marines tend towards quasi religious worship of their primarchs anyway and even our approved chapter cult isn't atheistic.I think you confuse emperor worship with becoming the Ecclesiarchy's bitch or subscribing to all beliefs of a hardline faction in the Ecclesiarchy. Considering our independent streak and the fact we've literally waged war against at least one of those factions that doesn't seem likely. The New Soulkillers already venerate big E, the around 90 deathwishers that are left literally believe the CM is the Emperor's direct descendant and only wish to die for him and the Ice Wraiths might be a wildcard, but if they actually value the world spirit higher than the Emperor himself we should probably send them to an honorable death in a difficult mission as soon as possible anyway.>>Send a small team, possibly disguised, to work with Silencius on his questMake sure a chaplain is in the team.
I void for void squad replenishment