You are Kolinaisi Kaiko Wahtiri, Big Man, Captain of the Something Fierce, brother of Angron, and Primarch. You have fought Sea Monsters, Regular Monsters, Drukhari, Slavers and now you are fighting Daemons. And not too long ago it was your seventh birthday. Your world is changing more and more each day, but each day you rise to the challenge with strength. Right now the challenge that has begun is attempting to slay this Daemonic warrior, or rather fight him enough to learn more about what is going on [bold] before [/bold] slaying him. So far the entity has not been responding well to the background noises that are ongoing, and much to your shock, they really can't take banter. So you decide it's time to get spicy with this fight. "So how many more of you idiots do I have to fight before I fight the big one in charge of you?" You ask as you swing at the being, who is barely able to block the strike of your axe, which you reward with a fast backhand. [bold] "THERE ARE FIVE MORE OF US AND YOU SHALL NOT HAVE THE CHANCE TO FIGHT THE ONE IN CHARGE OF THIS MISSION BECAUSE I WILL SLAY YOU FIRST" [/bold] it shouts."I am starting to think you couldn't fight your way out of a wet sack cloth." You comment as you parry the beings sword and follow up with a headbutt. The being charges you and attempts to cleave you only for you to dodge it's incredible swing. [bold]"FIGHT ME YOU COWARD. STOP PRANCING ABOUT LIKE SOME AELDARI MAIDEN!"[/bold] It screams as it begins to swing wildly so you answer back with a swing of your axe knocking the being back near a wall. The being charges again at you and screams. "Which one of these beings do you follow? The one of being terrible at fighting?" You ask knowing that it is causing the being to become more enraged as it swings where you are able to block repeatedly where it repeatedly roars. [bold]"I AM A BLOODLETTER OF KHORNE AND A LEADER OF ONE OF HIS PACKS! I AM BUT ONE OF HIS EIGHT LEGIONS BUT I AM GREAT ENOUGH TO DESTROY YOU!"[/bold] It shrieks as it keeps trying to cut into you, and you realize that something must be causing the anger to rise above the taunting. If it is a daemon focused on blood, it has yet to cause even a scratch due to your superior reflexes. Pick your battle tactic>> It's no longer of any use to you as it's told it's relevant information, fire a few rounds at it >> Fight harder against it, try to hone your offensive combat skills>> Maybe there is more to learn here, continue up this fight see what you learn>> Write in
>> Fight harder against it, try to hone your offensive combat skillsIt would be good to strengthen our bond with the juiced up axe.
>>4992613>> Maybe there is more to learn here, continue up this fight see what you learnJust a bloodletter? Not a a herald? Thank God, this means no rendmaster or bloodthister.So I'm more confortable trying to get the info on why he is avoiding damage to the machinery, if we get too cocky and eat shit, it won't fuck us over asmuch.
>>4992613>> Fight harder against it, try to hone your offensive combat skillsKOLI AM FIGHT GUD N STUFFAlso, found Lancer!
>> Fight harder against it, try to hone your offensive combat skills
Today was hectic. Sorry. __You begin to fight harder, using this rare opportunity to both continue interrogation and pick up some fighting skills. First you need to know why they are guarding the machines. So you, do something you really were not sure you would ever have to do. You change the pacing of the fight as your honor guard finishes the last hound with Erihapti restraining it as they chop it down. Then you attempt to mimic the battle cant/song of your honor guard and hopefully, HOPEFULLY not insult them or do it wrong. You come down to a machine and you tap the butt of your axe to the floor three times rapidly and you breath. You had better not mess this up. "Whoop~!" You let out, and swing at the daemon. The machine spirits sing.Your entire honor guard and your shoal stoat look upon you like You are the daemon. Or they are embarrassed. You can't tell while fighting the being. You give a few good axe swings, knocking back, but it is still putting up an effort. You have to try harder than you did with your other opponents, and by try harder, you are actually doing fighting work here. Your honor guard then moves in and Yana is the first to attempt to come down on the machine before the Daemon moves incredibly fast to block and send her back. Then your honor guard understands what is really going on, and Delia's eyes widen. They begin the cant again and Erihapti looks very excited for play. You barrel towards another machine and do the three rapid taps and your whoop, and you are met by a small chorus as they begin. You go at the daemon, with powerful swings and it's raw beastial fury and primal combat results it in barely being able to hold back with it's great sword, which it then has to respond to your honor guard by shooing them off like an angry momma albatross. It would almost be funny if it weren't so pathetic. You then charge at the daemon and line up a solid hit with your axe goring it. It pulls itself off and comes at you with a mighty swing--Your Answer? Pick one.>> Grab the blade with your hand and chop off it's sword arm. >> Disarm it's blade and kick it to the ground.>> Dodge it and cut in to it deeply with your opening>> Step back and fire upon it, no need to be fancy>> Write in
>>4994610__"Angron, I can't get in touch with Kolinaisi, something is blocking their signal. My rangers are coming back. It looks like the first wave is coming in. We will give cover to ya, but they have a weird thing in the front and it may deflect certain weapons, I wish I had a month to do an infiltration op like I did back in my day on the Jade Shoals, that was something you would ave loved!" Jerah, whom seems to be reminiscing a bit much informs you. So you look to the Chernogoth scouts that came ahead. "Shaka, does this seem like your people." You ask him and he smiles a cruel grin. "Oh. That is definetely them. And that thing in the front is a special shield. It deflects energy weapons. They are gonna set those up and try to harass so you can't do anything about it when they wheel in the fun stuff." He says"With that kind of technology why haven't you come sooner?" You ask. "Many Seers say that things had changed. Tides had cycled. The Red Moon was setting, the Blue was rising. Me, personally I think that's a bunch of nonsense and we probably have a scout in the city who sends pidgeons." Shaka says."Pigeons?" You ask"Really good messenger pigeons always return to roost. A scout goes, finds work in the city, tells if there is ever a good opening.""This revolution literally started this morning." You respond. "Pigeons can fly really fast." Shaka says. "How far away are your camps?" You ask"The one I was at was less than 30 miles. However, we have things to help us move faster. We got the orders this afternoon and we sent our pigeon. Or our commander did." Shaka says. "You are in charge of your team?" You ask wondering about Shakas qualifications, if he may actually be some sort of ruse or if he is just that simple. " No, I was elected to talk with you, our leader is Quietus. He doesn't talk though." Shaka says pointing to the man who hasn't spoken the entire time since he has gotten here and is getting their mortar ready, taking aim at a strange part of the field. "That's our cue to get ready. You may want to do something too." Shaka says to you. "Oenomaus! It looks like we are about to have company!" You shout and Oenomaus cheers as all of Kolinaisi's chain breakers make a strange display and a loud noise. Including Charon, who is a native. What do you do Angron?>> Scout ahead. Maybe you can eliminate the strange device, and learn more about their army. >> Charge into battle head on! None of these men are your peers in combat and you can probably make this battle a lot quicker>> Hold the line! Your enemy will be here any second, and they will need your help.
>>4994610Your Answer? Pick one.>> Dodge it and cut in to it deeply with your openingBetter to use our superior speed to avoid any potential harm while we gage it's limits since it said there are other's like it better to prepare >>4994612What do you do Angron?>> Scout ahead. Maybe you can eliminate the strange device, and learn more about their army.>Also ask them what is the average area these devices protect from ranged attacks
>>4994610>> Dodge it and cut in to it deeply with your opening>> Disarm it's blade and kick it to the ground.Casually dismantled and cast aside like so much rubbish. At this point all the red boys are gonna be PUREST SALT whenever Kolinaisi shows his face. Could even be a running gag in the future that the Blood God's servants challenge Special K all the time only to BTFO like Saturday morning cartoon villains.>>4994612>> Scout ahead. Maybe you can eliminate the strange device, and learn more about their army.Even if Angron isn't the stealthiest Primarch, the enemy commanders being suddenly confronted by the Invictus is just too good to pass up. And, if need be, he has the disintegrator weapon K gave him.
>>4994612>> Step back and fire upon it, no need to be fancyI want to disrespect him.>> Scout ahead. Maybe you can eliminate the strange device, and learn more about their army.>> Tell Oenomaus and Charon to keep an eye on these suposed turncoats while you are gone.If they are telling the truth, Angron coyld use his super charisma to convince the rest of their people to join us, or just use raw strength and kill the machine operators or handlers.
>> Dodge it and cut in to it deeply with your opening>> Disarm it's blade and kick it to the ground.>> Scout ahead. Maybe you can eliminate the strange device, and learn more about their army.
>>4995628So that's where all of Terra's water went, to Istambul IV in the Constantinople System.
You dodge the attack with instinctual ease, and swing deeply into the crimson being, hitting it so hard that skids back underneath the stained glass. You notice there is something odd, one section is glowing as part of it is aligned, and the one you already had slain is gone from the piece. But you cannot look long as the being gets up. "YOUR SKULL WILL BE A PRIZE WORTHY HIGHEST ASCENSION. TRULY YOU ARE A WORTHY FOE." the being has stopped insulting. It is likely to change tactics. It starts at you quicker than before, and you can detect more strength in it's swings since it seems more focused on you. "YOU ARE A CLEVER OPPONENT, TESTING ME FOR WEAKNESSES, PROBING, LIKE A SHARK." the being says as it swings at you and becoming a bit more feral in it's swinging arcs. You then swing at a machine and it blocks. "NO NEED TO PLAY ANYMORE. I KNOW YOUR GAME. YOU WON'T ACTUALLY HARM THE MACHINES. YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHAT THEY STORE TOO, AND YOU WON'T LET IT OUT. It says. Welp. That ruse at least worked in trying to interrogate it. At least you know now that the machines are actually sealing something. You take a strong swing knocking the being into the farthest wall, causing cracks to form from where the being hit. It get's back up again but it looks more injured. You realize it is gaining strength from this fighting and it makes a motion with it's neck popping some bones. Your honor guard, in particular delia, looks over to you. They are really fixin to fight this thing. Which do you do>> Allow your honor guard to join in on this fight, let them take the lead as you assist. >> End This. A few well placed shots is all it should take and you need to figure out what the machines are holding. >> Try to transfer the machine spirits out of one of the machines to your data pad, because you are going to break one. >> Charge at the being. Use your strength and speed to keep the being down. >> Write in+++
>>4995686You decide to try scouting. After all if this 'Shaka' can do it, Jerah's people can do it, and your brother-- it's still hard to believe! You have a brother! One who helped you accomplish a goal you always sought! Granted you weren't excpecting a space pirate for a brother, but here you are. And one that was actually a good fighter. Though, you would probably have to test him in a spar. It was awfully peculiar. His style of fighting, if it could be called that, seemed to be based around his ABSURD speed. Even his body, reacted like it knew what that monster was doing before the monster did. His striking and attacking wasn't nearly as good though, but that didn't matter with a weapon as good as his, which he gave you one of. Just looking at it, it's thousands of times better than any weapon you have ever received before. Then you see the approaching army, and you can tell that they cannot actually see you.So you get lower to the ground, and you use the setting sun and decreasing daylight to your advantage. It isn't really what you like. Sneaking in shadows like a coward, but it falls to you to defend the newly freed city. At least until that General arrives to assist and Kolinaisi gets done. Sure that big knight can help, but you could probably wreck it if you hit it's leg hard enough. You slowly move closer, and you come upon a small group. "Alright lads. This goes here. We set up in five minutes. Unpack then we start harassing people outside the city and people trying to get in." "What about that big fuckin thing? That fuckin ship?""Our shields when combined will create a cover grid. Once set up Shaka and his boys should start the bombardments.""I haven't seen Shaka or any of his lads! You sure we are at the right area? Shouldn't they be here giving us cover as we set up?" "They probably are around." ..How are people this stupid threats to the city?Pick two>> Listen further, try to gain insight to their plans. >> Kill them, steal their shield, bring it back to the city, then repeat. >> Wait till they are distracted. Break the shield, move on to another one- repeat as needed. >> Pretend to be with their group, sow deceit. >> Help them set it up, claim to be with shakas group. Learn how it works, then offer them death or retreat. >> Kill them, quickly. Leave their things, but hide the bodies. >> Write in
>>4995687>> End This. A few well placed shots is all it should take and you need to figure out what the machines are holding.Got all the info we can from him, we need to get the ones from the machines and prepare for the next daemon.>> Wait till they are distracted. Break the shield, move on to another one- repeat as needed.>> Kill them, steal their shield, stash it somewhere else and try to just break the rest.I want to have one or two to open and reverse engineer, but the main priority is to make sure their army is fucked.
>>4995686Which do you do>> End This. A few well placed shots is all it should take and you need to figure out what the machines are holding.>>4995687Pick two>> Listen further, try to gain insight to their plans.>> Kill them, steal their shield, bring it back to the city, then repeat.(Easier to understand if we have at least one that's not messed up)
>>4995712>>4995764I'll take note. Three really quick. I may put up an extra post tonight.
>>4995712Third time is the charm, please ignore any deleted posts if they appear.I don't trust my brain to have done it properly after fucking up 3 times.Instead of the first break, it's>> Listen further, try to gain insight to their plans.>> Kill them, steal their shield, stash it somewhere else and try to just break the rest.
>>4995766Ah shit my fuck up got caught.Well, you got what I meant Old Man, steal, break and learn, in that order of priority.Now I'm going to sleep before I get dumber.
You look at the demon and sigh. You fire a few rounds from you axe and the being is gone. There is a slight noise and a shadow where they once stood. "You are a total kill joy!" Delia says in a slightly off tone. "What? I am getting tired of everyone we fight having this 'blah blah I am going to do x to you and it's going to feel y. At least the Rakgol had the decency to give a good fight and not spout nonsense." You say and the girls laugh. "He was stalling you. If another one like that shows up, we get first dibs. We are your honor guard not surfin friends club." Delia says and you smile back at her."Fair enough! Though honestly at this point you are all, more than guards. Your family. You are my companions. I don't want to see you get hurt, but I will not stop you defending me. And honestly I don't think any of these idiots will hurt you." You say and there is some blushing among your guard. "I am concerned about what they are trying to guard too. These machines, they all have weird glyphs and sigils on them." Meera says. "I, for the briefest second saw a sigil last time, it was an electric arc. I could draw it, if it would help." You say as Erihapti bounds up to you for much deserved headpats. "I don't think it would be anything any of us are familiar with. But, there is still something going on with the stained glass." Gella says pointing to the strange portion that while once clear has turned black. You scan the room and for the shortest physical span you can glimpse an image. A form. Something humanlike. "Delia, is there any strange warp beasty that appears for less than the blink of an eye that is shadowy and looks humanish?" You ask and Delia looks at you baffled. "Cap. That is a lot of theoretical beings. I think it is more of a symptom that something is going on and you were the first to notice it." Delia says and you get examining the machines in the room. The ones with the weird sigils, that were being protected have machine spirits. They are growing stronger, but- they are temporarily limited. As if something is draining the power from them for something else. "Pygmallius, how much time you got?" You ask"Your done already? I am almost there, so it will take a little bit longer than last time. But you being done now speeds up the process exponentially.""Let us know when you start up." You say and you look at these machines. You have a little bit of time to examine them. But, you are worried about what the Daemon said. "Delia, once again you know far more about these beings, are these the type that lie?" You ask. "Well- not exactly. The red ones tend to be more honorable and less able to lie because they are more busy trying to kill you. They are more specialized in tactics, though these, seem less specialized. Honestly they seem like flunkies." Delia admits. Cont
>>4995838"How do you know all this?" You ask, realizing you never really figured out how Delia knew this"I am the only Exorcist on the team, and honestly it's a weird and rare job as they do not come to delormosa unless the ganth are present, and the techniques to deal with them are mostly based on removing their hold on a body or just destroying their form. Some of the same ones come back on raids after we destroy their form so while you may have sent these ones back, if you don't get rid of the glyphs and sigils they will just be back later. Probably." She says with a skeptic last bit to her voice as she looks at some of the machines. "Why? What is the matter?" You ask. "These sigils and glyphs, honestly look like it's sealing something in. And it looks like whatever it is, can only be loosed if the defenses are eliminated, and I guess the daemons are the defense." Delia says. You have some time to figure this out before preparing for the next fight, but limited resources. Fortunately, your Companions can help.Pick one for yourself to do. Then assign the remainder to your companions. >> Examine the Machines and their spirits in depth, try to see what exactly is being guarded>> Examine the stained glass for any additional information. >> Look at the tools used for conducting the defenses, they may have something that could uncover insights. >> Read some of these logs, maybe they have a user manual>> Try to look for patterns in the structure, see if it can point to weaknesses or what may be coming>> Write in__You wait a few moments. The men then once they begin sitting down their bags, and take out some canteens. You then quickly, and efficiently slit the commanders throat in an unorthodox fashion considering the way they are sitting. Before he can fall to the ground completely you have a throwing axe in the heart of another officer bringing the total to kill. The lower ranking men are unable to voice a scream or an alarm before they fall to the ground dead. It isn't that they weren't good enough to fight you. It is that they weren't good enough to be this kind of soldier. You grab the shield and haul it up the hill, within line of sight of Shaka whom runs, which is a little entertaining considering how fast they move. You then descend down to the valley again. You are able to find a few more shield encampments you could go over. or maybe even liberate. >> Shield Camp 1: Less heavily guarded, but more people>> Shield Camp 2: Smaller population, heavily armed. >> Shield Camp 3: A very large camp, with a semi respectable guard element. >> Shield Camp 4: A middle of the road camp, that is somewhat well armed.
I know, two posts in a night. I have a night off and I suddenly can do more output. Going to try to get us more art, but I am really digging the >>4995734 vibe.
>>4995842So I probably wasnt clear on the wording for the first one.You get to do all tasksBut you pick one for yourself,Then assign the rest each to a member of your honor guard.And the write in can be something for Erihapti.
>>4995842Pick one for yourself to do. Then assign the remainder to your companions.For kolinaisi >> Examine the Machines and their spirits in depth, try to see what exactly is being guarded (We are the only one who can do this with guarantee gain)>> Examine the stained glass for any additional information.Deliah>> Look at the tools used for conducting the defenses, they may have something that could uncover insights.Meera>> Read some of these logs, maybe they have a user manualYana>> Try to look for patterns in the structure, see if it can point to weaknesses or what may be comingGella>> Write inHave Erihapti patrol to keep an eye out and let out a roar should she see anything like the red guy we fought
>>4995842For angron>> Shield Camp 2: Smaller population, heavily armedProbably someone important or where they have their powerful tools of warEither way we can benefit by taking out their stronger warrior's
>>4995842Supporting >>4996063 and >>4996067I think an important detail to remember is that, while all daemons of Khorne are rampaging murderers whose end goal is always violence and death, the Heralds and other superior ranking warriors aren't stupid or impatient. Quite the opposite.If there's something trapped or contained in these systems that they don't want freed, then we should be especially careful. While I doubt it's anything like a greater daemon, an ancient AI could be equally dangerous.
"We got precious little time. Delia, study the stained glass, see what's up with it. Be ready to spring into action at any second." You say and Delia nods with a smile. "Gella, see if there is anything underlying in the structure, maybe it can give us a clue." You say"Is this because of my family relation to the stonehall?" Gella says with a smirk. "Maybe?" You say and Meera barks out a laugh as Gella gives a playful punch. "Yana, you are on book detail. See if there is an instruction manual for this thing." You say and Yana nods, hopping over to the nearby books. "And you want me on tool detail?" Meera asks. "Of course. I am gonna try to commune with the machine spirit figure out what is really going on." You say going over to the other side of the room near some of the more ornate machines and Erihapti trots over with you. "Girl." You say holding Erihapti by the cheeks and do a ring with your finger. "Patrol." You say. "And her Royal Highness even has a job." Meera says. "Kolinaisis truest love, Erihapti. Tales tell of how the big mans heart was stolen by the ever loyal Erihapti, who was always there for him no matter what." Delia says as Erihapti proudly trots around the room in a display with her tail up. "Stories say the giant islander was enchanted by her beauty, but those closer knew that it was the fact that they both shared a love for certain fish." Meera says with a chuckle looking through the tools. 'Treasure the simple good moments son' You recall your father saying. "You have it all wrong, she fell in love with me because I had food on me at the time. Though the part about those fish rolls Delia makes is also true." You say causing Gella to let out a joyful bark of laughter "Yeah but you don't let Delia sleep at the foot of your bed curled up close to you in the wee hours." Yana states causing Delia to let out a quick tone"Hey now! The Captains Quarters smell like a stoat den, he wouldn't have to let me I will continue to sleep in the wardens room thank you." Delia says in a tone of faux outrage. As the ladies laugh you focus on the machine and begin the mana exchange.And you listen really hard. And you hear it. The communication is instantaneous.
>>4997122"You, can hear and understand us? The voice asks"I can. Are you alright? Is everything going well? Is the charge helping?" Yes. Thank you. We, I, Us- well, we are doing better. Why are are you, doing all this? Why are you eliminating the failsafes? It's much appreciated, but they do have a function. "What would that be?""They use our power to help restrain, it. We do not know what it is other than it is really old, and the failsafes were added to us to help seal it. We just know that the age is far older than this planets habitation, that storage is a tiny black box in the middle of the room. It has been getting stronger, and seems to rise with yours, so we think it likes you.""This thing, is that what caused the briefest glimpse of a glyph/sigil and the figure I saw" You share visual mana of the incident, showing memories that you think are relevant. YES That. That. Be warned friend! There is a second failsafe. Once triggered at the end state the final third failsafe will trigger. It is stronger. Not like the red ones. This one is different. Hidden. Just us whispering about this hidden thing is dangerous. Please, protect us. We will protect you, we swear, do not harm us. We will show you how to contain the box that it is in, but we recommend you not introduce the box to any other machine." It shows visions of the box, and it taking on an almost extradimensional form, and electronics around it malfunctioning or otherwise revolting, but not under their own control. "I will be careful"And you pull back from the machines briefly. And everyone looks at you. "Hey Cap, you have been out for long enough for Pygmallius to be worried" Delia says" Yes. They said you were communing with the local net of machine spirits." UR replies in the standard tonal structure, you really need to upgrade his voice box so he can actually display emotion outside his emotive. "You find anything?" Meera says looking up from her tools?"Pygmallius, how much time we got before we do this again?" You ask "Well, I have run into an electric field, so that is slowing down my approach. I'd say 30 minutes at least before you can even do anything.As you scan around the room you see it. The strange black box. It almost looks like you can pluck it from the very ground, the box, looks almost - unreal. It's almost as if it's struggling to stay in reality. __Pick an immediate action (1)>> grab the blasted thing, put it in the bag>> Ask UR about it>> Talk to the machine spirits in more depth about it>> Ask your honor guard if they see it.>> Write In
>> Talk to the machine spirits in more depth about it
>>4997123Well at least I know where I missed the [/blue
>>4997123> Repeat back to Pygmalius and the girls exactly what the machine spirits told you.Because if we can't trust those closest to us, we're boned anyways.
>>4997123>> Talk to the machine spirits in more depth about itAlso support this as well>>4997141
>>4997141Supporting as well
>>4997123>> Ask UR about itPlease don't be a C'tan shard.
>>4997141Changing to support this anon.
>>4997507SO CLOSE."Pygmallius, I have a question. And I am going to first repeat to you, exactly, as I heard. To you and my companions here." You say in a clear tone that causes the girls to look to you suddenly. "Well Kolinaisi, how important is this?" UR asks. "It's important enough that some cats may have to come out of the bag." You say, realizing that UR as a Man of Iron may be the only one who can actually figure this out. " Kolinaisi, that's the wrong description. The better one is lettin the djinn out of the bottle. But why not." UR states. You go over everything you said and everything that was said down to the detail including the sharing of ideas. "And it's in the room. As you describe it." UR says."Yes. I can see it clear as day." You say" Ladies. Can you see what he is talking about?""No. That's the thing. He is pointing at something that has sigils that match up on the stained glass according to Delia, a structural strong point according to Gella, My books say there should be something there, and Meera, says her scanner indicates something is there." Yana says. "I would be able to see it too. Kolinasi, you say it flickers. It is black, describe to me in your strongest detail what it looks like as I approach the next gate. UR says"Wait how would he be able to see it?" Delia asks."Well it's" "I will tell you later. Kolinaisi, tell me. This is deadly important"
>>4998040"It's black. But not normal black. It's like the Laval of the black volcano, or rather the stones of it. It's so black I don't think light reflects easily off it. It's weird. It's like it's here then it's not. Then it's like it isn't quite together. It's like It is constantly coming together. It's vibrating. And, there is, something like a really ghostly green. Like foam fire." You say"What the blazes is foam fire?"/"It's a bioluminecent algae that acts up in storms. It's a light lime/blue green. As opposed to mana fire which is a type of ionic plasma discharge that's a purple blue." Meera says calmy. "Oh. Interesting terminology. If you remove the cube Kolinaisi, you will not have to deal anymore of the failsafes- and you will have freed all the machine spirits. This will, probably summon a greater defender. However, I cannot confirm nor deny what it is until I see it myself, if what you say is true that is a relic of the war between man and machine. A rogue experiment.""Don't pull an old man on Kolinaisi Pygmallius or I will throw you out the airlock." Yana says causing Meera to snort. The Old Man has his reasons for limiting the intelligence he gives, he is of the golden times. I have more respect for him not meeting him than any mere mortal man I have met. And you can throw me out the airlock. I will survive. I am not like any of you. That thing. I have a few theories. But, my main theory, if those scared machine spirits were right, is when several A.I.s attempt to do what man did. In the late days of the of that golden era, AI factions, realized that the men of the era made men of iron. Something to surpass them. Researching and scouring the galaxy for answers, the faction managed to find a solution. Using an ancient alien artifact, 20 A.I.s sacrificed themselves to bind and create a being more powerful and intelligent than them, bound to this powerful ancient artifact. They didn't realize, that something else was in this artifact, another being, together, they merged creating something unique new to the universe, as old as the Old Ones of lore. In the result the being destroyed all other AI on the planet, all men of iron and all things, save for some small tribes of men whom would be able to bind it, as the being didn't expect to find Men. If I am right. It could just be a spooky data djinn that's really weird and has a tesseract containment. UR says. "How do you know all of this." Delia asks"Should I tell them? Pygmallius asks. __>> Yes, explain to them why you would know Pygmallius>> Tell them what they need to know>> You don't have to, use your best judgement. >> I don't think it really matters, we need to decide what to do with this>> No, that would probably be too much information they don't need to know your personal details>> Write in
>>4998042__As you approach the larger encampment, you notice, the second you are in sight range.It's an officer camp. They have stolen banners and standards all over the place. You hear throat singing and strange songs. You stay around the camp, but you are able to definitely sneak away with some of these shields, as most of them are distracted. Then you realize why.The Cernogoth commander, is present. Or at least it looks like it. The being has a golden winged crown, and crude armor, with some weapons that remind you of what Kolinaisi had. He stands head and shoulders over his peers, minus his four Ogryn body guards. You remember the stories Oenomaus told you of the old legend kings.They would challenge the enemy commander to a duel, if the enemy king lost, the army would leave in peace. In theory, you could- if you wanted to- end this now. That is, if they hold up to the principles of the arena and the honor of duel code. __>> Take the gambit. If you can prevent the loss of life of your recently freed comrades any further by slaying the enemy commander do it.>> You are not sure if they will uphold the principle of Code Duello. They have multiple command standards, and may just all attack you the second you slay the leader. Four Ogryns and an army is a tough fight. >> Take the shields back, not the location of the command camp for later to fire upon with the artillery scouts. >> Write in.
>> Yes, explain to them why you would know Pygmallius>> You are not sure if they will uphold the principle of Code Duello. They have multiple command standards, and may just all attack you the second you slay the leader. Four Ogryns and an army is a tough fight.
Gonna post some images to give you guys hints
>>4998055Though it isn't really too hard to figure out what it could be. You have to put some of it together.
>>4998064last hint, though I am actually surprised we got to this point.
>>4998042>> Yes, explain to them why you would know Pygmallius>>4998045>> Take the gambit. If you can prevent the loss of life of your recently freed comrades any further by slaying the enemy commander do it>>4998055>>4998064>>4998071Oh sweet baby Space Jeebus.I haven't the foggiest idea what's in there, but a pic of an Old Testament angel tells me it's nothing nice. BE NOT AFRAID my ass.
>>4998055Man of Iron>>4998064Something related to Dad?>>4998071Void DragonGetting interesting here
>>4998082The emperor was made of the souls of all the shaman sacrificing themselves. Several Super AI sacrificed themselves in order to activate what us as normal humans would consider an AI to them.
>>4998040God fucking dammit it's a baby singularity merged with a piece of the Void Dragon.I'm going to shit myself.
>>4998045>> Yes, explain to them why you would know Pygmallius>Please keep this quiet girls, I wanted to have him stay with old man so people wouldn't be scared of him>> Take the shields back, not the location of the command camp for later to fire upon with the artillery scouts.I think that tge shields are the better option, Angron may run if they don't uphold the duel, but it would start the attack earlier before we are prepared.Meanwhile if the commander falls in tge beggining of the actual fight, the army should become a mess, that plus the city's defense activating and Shaka's betrayal should rout them quickly.>>4998055>>4998064>>4998071>>4998102>>4998109Oh, I should have scrolled down first.That's simultaneously more and less scary than I thought it was.
Since I am in high spirits- they are finally interviewing my character references thank the fucking omnissiah. You have found the one thing that prevents [REDACTED]. Oh it's the Rangda? Oh let me show you this one easter egg that was a literal 1/1000 chance of getting. You decided to go hunting for a weird xenos artifact but run into a tomb world?I choose you AIDATHARONCHU. This is the reward for all of you, for showing up, coming up with the right write in's, keeping it interesting and paying attention. For noticing the little things. For remembering the lore as well as I do. This little thing is for all the people who come on at zero dark thirty and choose the option to look a little deeper. This is for the people who took a chance after reading Malal's beautiful story and saw my pulp fiction surfer story and said "Yeah, lets go." You earned this story tree. There is only one way to get here, and you picked it in spite of the odds. You dear readers. You make my day brighter.
>>4998122You know what? change it to>> Take the gambit. If you can prevent the loss of life of your recently freed comrades any further by slaying the enemy commander do itLet's fight this german/gaul space barbarian>>4998124No, thank you Old Man for writing the quest and not quitting, even during the times when the threads became slower or had few votes.
>>4998042>> Yes, explain to them why you would know PygmalliusThey are our honor guards, if we can't trust them with this who's to say what they will do once they find out on their own >>4998045>> Take the gambit. If you can prevent the loss of life of your recently freed comrades any further by slaying the enemy commander do it.I think at the very least a handful, many the older folks will stay true to the challenge
>>4998042>> Yes, explain to them why you would know Pygmallius>>4998045>> Take the gambit. If you can prevent the loss of life of your recently freed comrades any further by slaying the enemy commander do it.>>4998124You're a gentleman and a mensch.
"Pygmallius, you may as well explain it to them.""I know because I am in fact an AI, well a Man of Iron- who is supported by the brain of a general who did a strange suicide ritual to, it's hard to exactly describe why they did it, but the main lesson is that I am a sympathetic AI and Man of Iron. Well, friendly with Kolinaisi as he actually provided me with freedom." "Kolinaisi, I know you really believe in the phrase no slaves no masters, but isn't there a saying about letting AIs free?" Meera asks."Also that doesn't explain how he knows." Delia points out."Kolinaisi, when we are done here I request audiomodifiers so that I may indicate sighs, tonal pitch change, and other verbal tics so I may display things easier when my visual interface is not available."I'll get right on it, since I am assuming you are joining the crew.""Yes, resoundingly so. I knew about this thing that Kolinaisi describes in detail, because it was one of my initial duties to find it. Many of us were. I was tasked with coming to this planet in particular to retrieve said artifact to change the tide of the war. However, men on this planet utilized strange tech which trapped me as as a servile unite for thousands of years. Worse, I was aware of anything that was done, but I was powerless to do anything. Only to be used for strange arena battles, dire emergencies, and strange rituals. Only when Kolinaisi utilized the same tech that trapped me against those in power over me, was I able to break free. So that is how I know, because it is what I sought millenia ago. I witnessed some of the rituals. If you remove it right now, you only have to face one daemon. However, it's one that is specifically hidden. It will also free all remaining machine spirits. I will still have to manually open all switches and power will have to be routed, but it would make the process safer and easier for the machine spirits. It would also probably help the city defense. However, if I am correct, that box is multiple shards of something greater, combined with the efforts of some of the greatest AI's of an age. I, know how to activate it. I implore you, Kolinaisi, to not activate it. The thing guarding it, all the things guarding it even if unleashed all at once would be annihilated by it. I leave the decision of what to do with it up to you, but you can continue down the current path we are taking, and by doing it the slow way avoid the hidden one and taking the box out after the last foe is bested or eliminating most of the problems by pulling the object out and dealing with the hidden one." UR says. >> Pull out the box, deal with the Hidden one- save time and help defenses be free.>> Continue on this slower more steady path. Remove the box once all tasks are done. __Sorry this one is shorter.
>>4999381and once again, I forgot to close a blue. ugh. This cut on my thumb is making this annoying.
I will be posting Angron's portion tonight. Next Sunday I begin vacation, and the posts will be shorter. I will be back from vacation October 12th.
>>4999381I can't choose, there's too many questions.Is pulling out the box now the only way to deal with the hidden one, or could we use a controlled enviroment later on De'lormosa to solve this problem?And if we do fight it now, could we empower the guardians so they can survive? I'm not keen on freeing machine spirits just so they immediatly die.Also, would our honour guard be able to see it after being fred, or would ir stay invisivle to them, making this a fight only us and UR could participate?
>>4999672Answers:Hidden one will only appear if you remove the box before the sequence is finished. If the sequence is finished the hidden one will not appear.The guardian machine spirits will become incredibly powerful after the box is freed, and you can further empower them. They would not instantly die.Once the box is freed from the field your honor guard WILL see it. Its a fight that all can participate.
>>4999692Another question that I forgot, if we don't fight the hidden one, would he still hang around in the system, and the machine spirits stay forced to guard it, pushing the problem into the future for someone that wouldn't be ready, or when we remove the tessaract after doing the slow ritual, it would also resolve the problem and allow the defenses to be maintained without all this problem?Basically, I want to know if this has a bigger consequences other than just making it harder for Angron to defend the city becasue it's going to take longer to activate.
>>4999697If you do not take the option to fight the hidden one, it will not stick around once all things are done.
>>5000014But would the machine spirits be also free since they no longer need to guard the cube or would they stay stuck doing nothing?
>>5000026As free as a machine spirit attached to defensive equipment can be considered.
>>4999381>> Pull out the box, deal with the Hidden one- save time and help defenses be free.Lieren unleashed a fifth Chaos God, now Kool-Aid Man isn't gonna set loose Super Saiyan Skynet. Woohoo!
>>5000046Well, since it looks like it's a simple question on wheter to have a quicker, risky boss fight vs a slower, safer gauntlet instead of some big decision with different consequences, I'm going with>> Pull out the box, deal with the Hidden one- save time and help defenses be free.Because of SPEED. Also I'm curious on what exactly is this being.
Angron path for now, untill we have more decision on Kolinaisi's decision. __You decide to follow the old way. You stride into the center of the camp, and you realize that it's only when you get to the center are the soldiers and officers paying attention."Who among you is leader" You call out in a loud shout of a voice, and all eyes turn to you. "I. Uric. Son of Gar. I lead this Horde." The man says standing. "I Angron Invictus. Son of none. Defender of the free people of this city and leader of it's defenders invoke the ancient right of challenge of single combat." You shout. There is some laughter, then the king puts his hand up. "I am sure you do, your a giant. The ancient right is still practiced. However, you have probably not realized that the ancient right of single combat, means that I can pick a champion and weapons." The man says and you see him look around and then shout. "URKTAR!" Then from out of the shadows, the biggest Ogryn you have ever seen, with a compliment of butchers nails, and two gigantic hammers appears. "I choose Urktar as my champion. The weapons will be Titan Hammers." He says. This makes it complicated. Titan Hammers are heavy. Even for you. They are also incredibly unwieldy and impractical. Oenomaus told you that they were specifically designed as a weapon for training people who shine early on to test if they have any worth. While you successfully used the Titan Hammer, you didn't like it. The main handle and staff of the hammer is thick, even for a being of your size. Then there is the hilt, or bottom of the hammer that has an odd ball pommel that adds weight and makes it off balanced. You stand your ground and pick up the hammer. "I accept your choices." You say and the General twists his mustache. The two of you draw a circle for a small arena using the hammers"No one interfere! The old ways shall be honored." Uric shouts. Drum song begins as the army begins. The general then sounds a horn. "BEGIN."Urktar charges incredibly fast for a big ogryn and has had a lot of skill with the Titan Hammer as the way he swings it shows he has no difficulty. You demonstrate your skill, quickly. The Ogryn's charge is is quickly pushed to the side. Ogryn with nails are dull opponents, they make easily predictable moves.But they are still Ogryn with nails. They are predictable moves with power and rage behind them. You smash the hammer against the body of the Ogryn knocking him off it's feet and it gets back up. __>> Go on the offense, slay it quickly.>> Be defensive, let it make mistakes and make your opening. >> Bait it. Deliberately attack it in ways to get a desired response you can exploit.
>>5000403>> Bait it. Deliberately attack it in ways to get a desired response you can exploit.It can overwhelm our defenses with sheer strength, and probably fight on even after recieving fatal injuries, but it should be predictable in it's attacks. Unless these people somehow managed to make the bone'ead implant work together with butcher's nails
>>4999381>> Pull out the box, deal with the Hidden one- save time and help defenses be free.>make shure to tell everyone your decision and have them prepare for what may come>>5000403>> Be defensive, let it make mistakes and make your opening.>be evasive and avoid taking or trying to block head on attacks
>>5000403>> Bait it. Deliberately attack it in ways to get a desired response you can exploit.>> When the brute overextends, smash his joints. Dismantle him as your brother dismantled the Rak'gol.
>>5000403> Then from out of the shadows, the biggest Ogryn you have ever seen, with a compliment of butchers nails, and two gigantic hammers appears.I always found it kind of crazy that Ogryn, despite being dim as hell, can go toe-to-toe with Astartes in terms of strength and endurance. This big bastard might even be stronger than Angron, at least as he is now. He and Kolinaisi both still have some growing to do.
>>4999381>> Pull out the box, deal with the Hidden one- save time and help defenses be free.Big risks, big rewards? That might very well be end up becoming a pattern in both K's behavior and his gene sons. Though we've yet to suffer consequences for it, we might've finally found one.>>5000403>> Bait it. Deliberately attack it in ways to get a desired response you can exploit.Somehow I feel like Smart Angron is going to be twice as dangerous as Canon Angron. But if Kolinaisi screwed over Khorne's plans, who among the Primarchs will be his new 'champion'?
>>5000908>>5000913>>5001524> Voted three times like a dumb fucking goldfish.Jesus Christ, I only just caught this. Apologies QM.
>>5001527Technically you only voted twice, one of them was just commentary.That's less of a mistake than the one I did.
Welp time elapsed I guess I will go with this. "Ladies, When I remove this cube, prepare for the fight of your life. UR, when we are done, you continue you doing as you are doing." You say"Actually, I am heading back to you now. Whatever danger is ahead you will likely need my help." UR says. You would discuss with him proper rank protocol, if it actually mattered or you actually cared about it like others do. UR as a staggered back up may also prove useful. You have no idea what will actually happen, but before you pull it, you get the sudden headache again. The intense pain. You hear the voices of several machine spirits "We will help you." you hear. "Delia, reinforce whatever is keeping things in here." You say and Delia redraws the circle. "Everyone. This is going to be scary. Be ready." You say and your honor guard fearlessly holds their positions. You grab the cube and pull it out. Then almost instantaneously, the stained glass changes. The symbols all change, and the various figures dissapear as a strange one that looks, like a beast out of fiction appears on it. Then there is deep haunting laughter. "Truly the one who bares the number of my master. The voice says as if it is coming from everywhere in the room. "I have to be impressed. You have slain many a foe, and felled a few servants of khorne. You got this far, and your dislike for slavery and your yearnings for freedom, I'd rather discuss your options before we get to fighting." It says. The voice still coming from everywhere. "Well the way I see it, you are guarding this. What if I just let it out to deal with you?" You ask"You haven't figured that part out yet. If you did I wouldn't be surprised, but even so unleashing it now to deal with me- well there wouldn't be a city left to defend. I am not even sure if I could win..."___The Eldest Sneered. The Shark was a menace! It had not only slain his troops, but destroyed his foothold on Nuceria causing the piece that was gone to once again appear! Again revealed from the shadow. His younger siblings to involved with their schemes to notice the moves from the shadow. Then there was the other piece, the hidden one. Who knew who was moving it. Then there was the trick of the light that was the shark. Wherever it appeared on the board, his pieces were dashed. His kin laughing with glee! It's like they wanted the game to change this way!Now the eldest had to look for new pieces. Sure there were others, but none- none like the red angel. He would have been the perfect choice, but now the options grew slim.
>>5001856___It's trying to trick you. You aren't sure what it's game is. "You don't think you can beat me." You say aloud."Oh ho! Arrogance! Surely not a shade of the youngest! Trickery perchance? Or, maybe it's because you have no idea what I am!" The being says and it appears causing Delia to let out an audible curse. "Captain we are going to have a long discussion about taunting greater daemons when we are done with this!" Delia says. The being is long and serpentine, almost like a cross between a snake and a shrimp- if the designer was strung out on puff fish liver. It's black and white form, with flecks of grey blue throughout. Two long scythe like arms were accompanied by a rib cage, or maybe legs, that were nothing but sharpest claws. Then wings of black and blue three spines jutting on them, but massive at 30ft across. The thing looked like lancer would have a problem dealing with it, and it was a miracle it fit in the building. "YOU SEE KOLINAISI, YOU ARE STILL YOUNG! YOU CAN STILL BE FORMED. I DON'T WANT TO HARM YOU! I WANT TO RESTORE YOUR DESTINY TO WHAT IT SHOULD BE! YOU THINK YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO LAND ON DE'LORMOSA? IN JUST A SHORT FEW MILLENIA IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE EATEN ALIVE. YOU THINK THAT ANGRON WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE? EVERYTHING IS OFF! THE GAME IS BEING UPENDED! ANARCHY WILL ONCE TAKE IT'S RIGHTFUL PLACE.Then you hear a different voice and the world stops."Hear me now. Hear me man! I hold you no ill will nor do I seek to start a fight. You took me out, you freed me from stasis. These beings, they are a stain upon reality. Know this, this being is incredibly powerful, and manipulates the realm of souls and will begin it's work- but you have limited time. It's powers are parasitic. It will steal from your honor guard, and from you. When it is done it will cause more chaos and anarchy than this planet can handle. It will devolve from an ordered society into nothing but heaps and burnt lots. You do not need to let me loose. If you choose so, I will gladly teach this being the way of war and reality. However- you need not need me. The machine spirits themselves- the way they are wired, they can actually rob from the being. This Lord of Despair. It can weaken it, and if your honor guard assists, you should be able to fight it and win, but it may be costly. I can only stop time for so long. You need to decide how you will handle it. But to release me, all you have to do is twist my prison each way once."You can feel the world almost as if it's about to start.Make your choice.
>>5001859__You can choose just once. >> Release the being from it's tesseract, cube, thing. >> Release it- pending on it telling you how to reseal it. >> Follow the beings advice, and utilize the machine spirits to assist against the giant 'Lord of Despair' Only unleash it if absolutely must>> If the being is made of inmateria or whatever- you may be able to actually steal it's power and charge up everything else using your own talents. >> It is incredibly big, so it is unlikely to be fast, time to do just that, and cause it enough confusion that it can't effectively strike you>> Write in
>>5001861>> Follow the beings advice, and utilize the machine spirits to assist against the giant 'Lord of Despair' Only unleash it if absolutely mustLets not connect to the deamon parasite until weve seen the siphoning effect in action, then we can try replicate it ourselves.Keep releasing the being as an option, I get the feeling once its felt kolinaisi "sing" with its bretheren it will come to view him positively.
>>5001861>> Follow the beings advice, and utilize the machine spirits to assist against the giant 'Lord of Despair' Only unleash it if absolutely mustI wanted to empower the machine spirits anyway. I also don't trust a void dragon piece/ singularity/ A.I. Emperor.So we are going with Khorne being the eldest Chaos God here? That one is a mess of retcons, I've seen lore tidbits saying it was him, other saying it was Nurgle and some even saying it was Tzeentch. Good to know which one is the quest canon.
>>5001861>> Follow the beings advice, and utilize the machine spirits to assist against the giant 'Lord of Despair' Only unleash it if absolutely mustLets try and focus all the entities attention on our selves, no need to put anyone else at direct risk, they can still provide support from the back line
>> Follow the beings advice, and utilize the machine spirits to assist against the giant 'Lord of Despair' Only unleash it if absolutely must
>>5002017Yeah. The lore is a confusing cluster when it comes to chaos god age, but for the purpose of this quest by the version where it was Khorne first, then Tzeentch, Then Nurgle, then Slaanesh.
You realize that the being has good advice. But you do not trust it. "I do not trust you, whatever you are, but you make a good point. Spirits of the machine nearby, You have performed well. I ask that you merely help if you can against this monster so you may stay free." You say and you channel your very mana into the machine spirits and you can hear the electric hum in the room"Using the machine spirits to assist you? That's new." The being says and the machine spirits then begin to sing as electrical arcs begin to manifest and the being looks around. You can feel the machine spirits in turn empower you. The electrical arcs form a cage around the being and begin shocking it, lightning striking it in multiple places."What? What is this? This- Machine Empathy? This! This is a powerful boon!" It lets out, it's voice still as grating as ever. You then channel some of the lightning towards you and manipulate it causing your honor guard to take up their corners for optimal fire lanes. Good. You move the lightning through you and your tattoos begin glowing. You feel more empowered than you have ever before. A soul and a machine spirit in harmony? Curious. You hear the being from the cube say. "AND MASTERED ELECTRICITY! WHAT IS THIS? THIS ISN'T A MERE WARP GIFT, BUT MANIPULATION OF ACTUAL REAL SPACE LIGHTNING?" The being says as you look up to it, not quite sure how you look, but it must be menacing as you can detect the fear from it. You always wanted to see how high you could jump, and how much better you could perform in this weird state, if you wanted to call it that. So you take a flying leap up, electricity arcing around you. __You bait and taunt the Ogryn. "OY LUNKEAD I THINK YOU NEED MORE THAN THE BUTCHERS NAILS YOU NEED A SET OF BALLS TOO." You say attacking the one thing you know - will cause the Ogryn to overextend and fly at you like a distortion of itself. You side step and hammer it's legs slowing it down, but also making it significantly harder to to hold such a heavy thing and move effectively. It swings at you wildly as a result, but you are able to avoid it's strikes with how it has slowed down. So you repeat the tactic. Taunt or feign an attack, bring the Ogryn in closer, punish him. The process is like a training exercise and honestly you feel bad for the ogryn. The crowd seems to feel as if the tide is still for them, yet you have seen more fights then them. You know The Ogryn, after another pass you hit it on the it's hip. As it charges at you, you realize you have a shot at finishing it off. __
>>5002732pick your next action>> Disrespect it more, no need to finish it off just yet and you haven't had a challenge like this in a while>> Fight it clean. This poor beast has been forced to fight like this, the best you can do is honor it with a decent combat>> Put the beast out of it's misery. One good swing of the hammer should be good enough.>> Disarm it, offer to show mercy to the king, showing you truly know the old ways, then make the decision from there>> Write in___You practically are above the things head in a mere instant. You bring down the axe on it's face quickly but it batters you away with it's wings. "THE TEMERITY! YOU THINK YOU CAN SLAY ME IN BUT A SINGLE SWING OF YOUR AXE LIKE SOME COMMON BEAST?! I AM A LORD OF DESPAIR. A CHOSEN OF MALICE. I HAVE FOUGHT ALL MATTER OF GREATER DAEMONS AND OPPONENTS. YOUR SUFFERING AND TERROR WILL BE LEGENDARY." it shouts and screams as you land feet first on the wall and attempt again a jump at it. And you fling yourself at the being, barreling at it like a cannonball clipping part of it's wing and coming down on the arm, shooting at it to free yourself, and you are lowered to the ground by static electricity with help from the machine spirits. Your honor guard begins ranged attacking on the beast, but it only seems focused on you, despite the commotion around it. Pick an action for KolinasiPick one>> Continue your assault on the being with your axe>> It's a parasite right? Maybe you can use the Machine Spirits nearby to drain power from it. >> Fight it. Strike it again at it's skull, and command the girls to do more fire upon the beast>> Manipulate the electricity into the form of a powerful bolt and fire it upon the being. >> Write-in___I really wish there was more artwork for Malal, or Ogryns with butchers nails. If we can get some more artwork going it would be awesome.
>> Fight it clean. This poor beast has been forced to fight like this, the best you can do is honor it with a decent combat>> It's a parasite right? Maybe you can use the Machine Spirits nearby to drain power from it.
>>5002736pick your next action>> Put the beast out of it's misery. One good swing of the hammer should be good enough.Pick an action for Kolinasi>> Manipulate the electricity into the form of a powerful bolt and fire it upon the being.This could give us a strong form of attack that we could refine later should we get some down time, maybe something like a form of chain lighting that we could gain real time manipulation over so we could avoid hitting allies and hit enemies that are in melee
>>5002736>> Fight it clean. This poor beast has been forced to fight like this, the best you can do is honor it with a decent combat>> Manipulate the electricity into the form of a powerful bolt and fire it upon the being. It showed fear at materium based lightning, hopefully that is not a bluff.
>>5002736>> Put the beast out of it's misery. One good swing of the hammer should be good enough.It has been forced to fight, and is barely able to think. We honour it with freedom, not with combat.>> Manipulate the electricity into the form of a powerful bolt and fire it upon the being.I want to leave the reverse succ as a surprise, when the daemon does it.
>>5002736I'd like to combine the two choices if that's fine;> Finish this fight with no deceptions or taunting, only skill. Give Urktar a real duel, and if necessary the kindness of a swift death. Then Uric, son of Gar, will answer whether one who 'says' they follow the Old Ways yet would condone the torture of the Nails has any honor.This poor Ogryn literally cannot control himself; the Nails have stolen any choice or free will Urktar had. While a part of me would like to spare him, there's not a lot anyone besides Kolinaisi could do.This puny 'king' had better hope Angron's in a forgiving mood, or he'll learn that the Red Angel needs no 'augmentation' to be a furious terror.> "THE TEMERITY!"Ohhh I fucking love that. It would be so amazing if Kolinaisi takes that as a title for himself, and then meets his sons...who are also the Temerity...and their Gloriana-class vessel is ALSO the Temerity.Alpharius and Omegon would get it.>> This Mana...it has been a part of you your whole life. Nourishing you. Making you strong. Drink it it, and internalize it. Heightening your reflexes. Bolstering your already mighty blows. Let this haughty Lord of Despair be sundered by the relentless fury of the Storm.AAAAWWWW YEEEAAAHHHHH, it's on motherfuckers!Side note...when is Kolinaisi catch on that *several* of the ladies are pining for him?>>5002800Daemons in general seem to haaate things that reinforce the natural laws of reality and order. It's part of why those hexagrammatic wards have any effect.
>>5002748>>5002780>>5002800>>5002978>>5003371There is a tie, and a well proposed tie breaker, so I will use the write in compromise position.
>>5003420>so I will use the write in compromise position.Nice
>>5003371Kolinaisi is as dense as a Lead bucket full of Osmium in a Gold Filigree tungsten box when it comes to that. Then again when you look like >>4994610, well, it's part of the fun of writing him.
Even now, your instinct tells you that this poor being probably didn't wish for this fate. Yet, it has given itself for a decent fight. So you shall give it the mercy of a quick death, and a clean fight. The death of an honorable soldier. You stand and wait for it to come upon you at speed, and you parry back. Your swings meet, and you let it get off a decent body hit, more to be honorable than a lack of skill. You let him fight for his life, in honorable combat. The fight, must be glorious for the ogryn as it howls.You try, with some difficulty to help reduce some of the anger. The nails, must be freshly installed as your effort seems to be working. You let him swing with all his might and you swing back at him. You can sense the rage fading from him, though his swing upon you, if you weren't certain you were going to heal quickly, and there weren't medical attendants to help you, would prove fatal to most. Your strike has left him on the ground, wheezing. You struck with such force bones have gotten into his internal organs and broke his back. You can hear him moan. You go over to the being and he looks up at you. "Did.. Was it a good fight?" He asks in his simple tone. "It was. You fought with great courage and strength, as good if not better than many a gladiator." You say holding his hand. "Is this fight, gonna change things?" He asks. "Your bravery and selflessness will have saved hundreds of thousands of lives." You say and the being smiles. "I did good?" He asks again"You did better than good. You were one of the best combatants I have ever faced." You say. With that, he laughs and coughs, and several bits of blood and bone come out before a gurgle. You can see the life leave his eyes and his hand stop.You pick up the beings hammer and walk over to the tent of this general whom you can see the firm countenance hide an inner sadness as you drop the hammer at his feet. "You gave him a worthy fight, one that would be told of for generations. You fought with honor, so I will honor the old ways. We will leave your city in peace and depart further south." "What of the slaves and hostages?" You ask and he winces. "We shall free them, into your cities custody should you desire. We, cannot afford them with this loss." He says as several others begin to look like they were prepared for something. "What do you mean?" You ask "We chose to conquer in this direction because we were fleeing a greater armed host. To be fair, if we took this city, we would have likely been able to fortify this position, and fell them after a prolonged siege.""What is the nature of this enemy army? Why hasn't our Army encountered them?" You ask him. "Because they weren't in the right area, nor where they advancing the right direction. It would be too far away for them to know." He says.
>>5003649"I have a general coming here to give me reinforcements against you- how far away is this horde of yours?" You ask. "With their speed of conquest and our own, maybe two months, maybe two years." He shrugs. "When Kolinasi, is done with, whatever it is he is doing with the defenses, we are going to have a long discussion." You say and he looks at you, and he probably isn't sure of your meaning. __You can feel the mana. The electricity. It has been with you, your entire life. It has made you stronger. It has made you more capable. It has nourished you, your entire life. It has added to your speed. It has made you faster. It has given your blows extra strength.The Mana has allowed your connection to the machine spirits and their mana be seamless and natural. You drink deep from the well of mana that this planet is, even it's core helps generate electricity and sweet mana. You, understand that it is the true spark of life. This being from outside reality. It fears this gift. It fears the lightning. As it should. The lights flicker as you draw in as much power as possible for you to do. The being in front of you begins to suddenly realize as his eyes widen, that he is far too big, to be enclosed in such a tiny spaceYou can feel the joy of all the machine spirits around you as the mana flows into you__+++"Some of the stories of Kolinaisi are incredibly far-fetched. Like him running on water as part of a surfer trick. Or him being able to intercept a fighter craft on foot. Problem is, those are the incredibly far fetched stories that are true. You also have the downright ridiculous cockamame groxshyte that the Eleventh Legion tells that it would sound dumb if you replaced Kolinaisi with the Emperor. What makes those stories worse is some of those ones- are also true."Leman Russ+++__"STARBOARD FLANK WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?!" Jerah screamed at the top of his lungs as the blast of what could only be described as an overly fat bolt of lightning blew past the ship into the sky."I DON'T KNOW JERA I AM LOOKING AT THE READINGS BUT THE BOLT WAS SO POWERFUL IT SCREWED WITH THE CENSORS OR IT ACTUALLY CAME FROM THE GROUND." Little Nasi stated in a frantic voice over the Radio. "ALL HANDS BRACE, WE ARE MOVING THIS SHIP BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE CRAZY HAPPENS." Jerah screamed as the Something Fierce moved away from the errant bolt. __
>>5003651"A discussion about-"The very sound of the lightning shook the very earth as it felt as if the sky itself had been torn asunder. The blaze of light so great that most everyone was near blinded from it. "WHAT HAPPENED?" The general yells to you, as everyone, may have some hearing loss. Your not sure about your hearing either. "I DON'T KNOW A BIG BOLT OF LIGHTNING! LIKE REALLY BIG AND REALLY CLOSE" one of the men shouts."THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE, THERE WAS NO STORM SIGN!" Another man says.Kolinaisi, probably has something to do with this."I WILL BE BACK BEFORE THE DAWN." You shout and the General nods__You stomp your feat. You clap your hands. You let out a powerful shout.The second sound leaves your mouth,you unleash all of the storm the hurricane you rode in on into a single bolt. Not precisely, that amount of electricity is hard to quantify. But it is enough to ionize most of the roof.And blow off both wings, and many of the more strange features of this lord of despair. His whole body tinged by the Mana"What. How?" The being says. Clearly stunned from the strike. "Now that you have seen my Haka, know that this fight is life and death!" You shout. "What? __ The being is dazed! You have a free shot!Pick one!>> Quick! Charge up the axe and fire a full force shot at him!>> Leap up into the air against him and cleave into his head since he no longer has wings to protect him>> Cleave off part of it's tail, particularly the part used for balancing. >> Take away the scythe arms. >> Run as fast as you can and try to get a solid cut in with the axe. >> Write in
forgot to attach the image.
Also, there are going to be a few more descriptions of the lightning strike, and - I am going to need to get another drawfriend.I am going to try to get a few more good posts in before the weekend.Saturday should be a fairly big post, the updates will still be daily, but they may be shorter- as I will be on vacation for two weeks driving cross country. Normally I would bring my laptop with me for this reason, however I think the waifu would defenestrate me from one of our various hotel rooms we will be staying at if I do.
>>5003653AHAHAHA YES!> Let the power build within you once more; the machine spirits rejoice and sing and lend their might to your own.> "If you truly wish to aid me, now is the time."> Unlock the black box.> Blow past the broken Lord of Despair's defenses and drive your hands into its belly. Let the Storm's Joy and Rage burn its evil away.>>5003678> Old Lady defenestrates Old ManOh no!Enjoy your vacation man, it's been a great wild ride thus far and my few complaints are vastly outweighed by the fun I've had.
>>5003653>> Quick! Charge up the axe and fire a full force shot at him!>>5003678I've been procrastinating drawing a few things I had planned, but I can see what I can do. Never drew lightning before, and am still bad shadowing, so it's probably not going to look good.
>>5003968>>5004030Do you guys really want to free the guy we know nearly nothing about while we are winning the fight? We can open the tessaract with a being we probably can't defeat right now when after we ask it more question and have Pygmallius and tge Old Man prepare for it on De'lormosa. That way if things go bad, we are atleast screwing our own world instead of our brother's.>>5004160Changing to> Let the power build within you once more; the machine spirits rejoice and sing and lend their might to your own.>Mix the storm with your axe blast, let this foul being be removed from the face of the world, both from this one and the next.
>>5004164>support Though not the part about opening the box, for the same reason as this guy
>>5004164>>5004171BOOOO! You guys are no fun. That's okay though, I'm sure that activating it on De'lormosa won't do anything terrible, like waking up a Sea Kaiju that can eat Imperator Titans like hot pockets.Also; Primarch Bros teaming up for a Galactic Battle of the Bands! PICK YOUR CJAMPION!
>>5004164Supporting. Lets go full zeus at the fucker.
>>5004194It's not that there will be not problems on De'lormosa, but that we wouldn't be tired, could prepare and would be our own problem.It's the difference between shiting on the floor of your friend's house, and doing it on your own with a mop and bucket right next to you, both are bad, but one is less of a shitty situation.Yes, I wrote this dumb example so I could make a bad pun.
>>5004224I do appreciate a pun. __You look to the sky, and you see that you have actually caused a small storm formation overhead. You know a way you can end this now. It will be very taxing on your body, and it will require a lot of co-operation. You whisper to your weapon "can you handle that energy, flowing through you"yesThe spirit whispers back. You pull in the Mana, the electricity, as if the world around you is responding to answer this warp born monstrosity. "Oh I think I like this idea" the mysterious voice says once again.You summon the electricity of a hurricane, and the weather around you changes, even in the room.__"Why is it starting to cloud over and storm? Why is it starting to rain?" You hear as you run towards the defensive structure. This, has to be the working of Kolinaisi. If he can do that- what are you capable of?What can you become.You stop for a second. Kolinaisi was involved in whatever that was. You are the greatest fighter many have ever seen. You are able to take the pain and rage of others away and bare it upon yourself. A moments introspection may not be a bad idea. How long did it take Kolinaisi to find his gifts of speed and electric empathy?Then you go deaf and a blinding gold light flies out of, what was a roof of the defensive structure Kolinaisi went to. 'Damn it. What now?' So you run. Towards the danger, as you always have. __"Sir, we are seeing storms gather over the horizon." The Triarii stated"It was a clear night, the weather doesn't behave in that way." Gaius stated."Well our farthest scout sent up a fire signal for lightning, and wait." "Lightning storm? Powerful lightning storm? The signal is- well it's the strangest thing." The Triarii stated"What?" Gaius asked. "Golden lightning, Big. Storm?" The Triarii states. "I imagine we should investigate further, tell the camp we leave at the dawn." Gaius said. ___You overcharge the axe to where you can feel the energy from the Adriathic core bleeding into your mana itself. The power from the electricity and mana, intermingled with the adriathics cosmic energy is almost too much to bare. The light in the room is almost glowing golden and around you in such a way it's hard to see. "WHAT IS THIS MADNESS? YOU- DO YOU REALIZE, YOU WILL DESTROY US ALL! TO THE VERY SOUL!" [/I][/B]"No. Just you." You say quietly as your honor guard realizes what you are about to do and ducks out of the way.
>>5004940It's stronger than the last bolt. It's brighter and golden in color. It's still lightning, but the noise, is stranger than the usual thunder. The Lord of Despair, is turning to ash, salt and is almost fading out of existence as if his body has been completely disintegrated all but part of the claws falling to the floor dissipating. Your hands. Your Arms. You couldn't feel it at the time but you are no longer glowing, but your arms and hands have changed. Your tattoos, they have gone down your arms to your fingers in strange fractal and natural patterns, where the tattoo ink has followed down. The pain of your headache comes on only worse. Far Worse. You think you know how big boy felt when you hit him.The world is sideways. Erihapti is licking your face and you can sort of hear things. "Note to self girls! When exorcising a greater daemon a big fuck all beam of atomic lightning will banish it just fine!" Delia says as Gella comes up to check you "Koli!" She says and you can see the concern in her face. "Koli!" She says giving you a few light taps as your hearing goes in and out. The pain. Your headache. It's gone now. But the ringing in the ears is still bad. "I alive." You manage to let out as Angron charges through the door and UR pops up from the basement. "Yes! Yes You are! Come on Cap! You got a lot of stuff to do." Gella says as the rest of your honor guard gets near you, and Angron offers you his hand. You smile and grab it as your honor guard props you up ad you regain your bearing."Ya. I got- spirits, we still gotta get to Olympia." You say."Nooo, I need to take you to sick bay. You got lightning scarring, which I have never actually seen on you- but considering the fact you channeled your adriathic weapon- which I am still not fully sure if that weapon is atomic or what- may have weakened you. Or something." Gella says. "We also have to talk about the invading army." Angron says. "What about?" You ask"How they weren't so much invading as conquering in this direction until they found a defenible position to fight against a bigger horde." Angron says. "Spirits. Is every culture on this planet at war? Is it like a past time?" You ask, realizing a little late you may sound a bit arrogant. "Nah. Just most of it." Angron says patting your back. "Sorry I took a little longer, I went and automated the power flow, which is now possible thanks to you defeating, whatever that was. "So the defenses, work?" Angron asks. "And they are now 100% free of warp nasty stuff and are reliable machine spirits." You say and you can feel the triumphant hum of the machines grow in agreement.
>>5004941___"My Emperor, the archaeo alarm went off." "What? What would set it off near here?""Well as unrealistic and farfetched as it sounds, an Adriathic blast exiting the atmosphere of a planet near the sector we were planning the push into." "Do we have a name?""Nuceria? Or that is what we are told, they did some trade with some local human tribes- however it could just as easily be the rumored Ganth." "Malcador, when we actually encounter the Ganth, we need to have a special kind of punishment for their utter betrayal of humanity.""We shall. Do you wish your push towards the east?""Yes. But, which of our legions are ahead." "Well at this point the farthest are obviously the Star Pioneers, The Iron Hands, And to the far far south east, and oddly the closest""The Iron Hearts." "They are certainly living up to the gag name Constantine Valdor gave them of The Temerity. Though with how far they could almost be your royal phantoms." "We already have those. Have them push in that direction when they are readily available. An Adriathic Blast? I thought that your order found all the adriathic pattern machinery long ago.""Well, there was one Sigillite from ages past- and if they are still alive there is a higher than zero percent chance that he has the technology and the skill to rebuild it." "Why weren't they on earth?" "He was an odd one, at least as far as I know from records. If they are still alive, they would be older than me by a large amount. You would have to ask them." "Someone like that- would be key to find. The lost light of golden age technology, that would make this crusade significantly easier.""Of course it would. I will set in motion the orders for the Iron Hearts." Somewhere deep down, the emperor knew one of his sons had to be involved in this. He wasn't sure how, but he just knew it. __As you step out of the ruined building, you can clearly see, not just Yana, but your entire Honor Guard cares deeply for you. "Koli-Cap. You, How long have the headaches been bad?" Gella asks"Since trying the A.T.E." You admit. "And we need that, shit." Gella says."Brother, there is still much to do, if you could stay a little bit longer, it may help us." "Are we still, somewhat ahead of schedule?" You mutter still reeling from the pain"Ya. Technically we could restart the shore leave, but-" Yana says and then looks up at the ship."The window to Olympia gets more difficult the longer we stay." You say. "Well that but also all the moka on the inside." Yana says. "Captain, it's your call." "We are staying, a little longer." You say. __Pick an option to do>> Go talk to this person Angron needs you to talk to, surely it must be important. >> Have Gella check you out. Whatever this headache is, can be stopped with both your medical knowledge and the med fabricator. >> Figure out this cube. You don't have to release it, but you should study it. >> Write in
>>5004942> Contact Martin. The Old Man can probably tell you more about this thing, and in the meanwhile you gotta stow it somewhere a certain pair of space monkeys won't find it.> Have Gella check you out. Whatever this headache is, can be stopped with both your medical knowledge and the med fabricator.> Go talk to this person Angron needs you to talk to, surely it must be important.In order of importance. I think this is a very fitting end of K's Nuceria adventures before we go to Olympia.Also, HOLY SHIT KOLINAISI CHANNELED COSMIC POWER FUCK YEAR!! TAKE THAT YOU GODDAMN BAD JUJU SOCK PUPPET!Also also, black Noctolith Lichtenburg scars sound metal as fuck. Hopefully the consequences aren't so godawful that we risk SHENANIGANS if Koli uses the A.T.E. again.
>>5005192Backing. Seems to cover the key bits.Gonna be funny if emps meets angron and he gets told about us before he meets us.
>>5005192>> Contact Martin. The Old Man can probably tell you more about this thing, and in the meanwhile you gotta stow it somewhere a certain pair of space monkeys won't find it.>> Have Gella check you out. Whatever this headache is, can be stopped with both your medical knowledge and the med fabricator.>> Go talk to this person Angron needs you to talk to, surely it must be important.
>>5004942>> Go talk to this person Angron needs you to talk to, surely it must be important.Only option exclusive to Nuceria
>>5005439By the way, what are all the tattoos and scars Kolinaisi has now?I remember the half-face dagger and the meteor with storm, but we got some more after and I want to be sure, since they are going to be glowing.There were suggestions of broken chains, an seamless sea wave and know some fractal extensions, but I want to know for sure what and where so it's not all wrong.
>>5005455I thought that one shoulder has the Storm and Falling Star, while the other has the Big Boy.Personally, I liked the idea back mural celebrating a free De'lormosa, while the rest represent Kolinaisi's heroic deeds as a man (not just the shit only Primarchs can do).Special K isn't the type to gloat (unless he's performing a haka for friends and family). He can let his tattoos speak for him.> I also had a chuckle thinking about the Orks that K eventually will meet being inspired by his 'Killy Blue Ink' and spawning a holy schism in the Speed Kult.
Im more imagining the ink turning into a myth like maui's tattoos growing with his feats.
>>5005614>Red goes fast>But blues is lightining fast>Therefore you paint combustion engines red, and eletric blues>Both can be loud, red gasoline is boom, blue eletric is thunder.It works>>5005664It's only a question of time until we get Moana the Musical, with Yana as the main character and Koli as as Maui
>>5005455>>5005614Before I get to the evening Input let me answer that right now!Kolinaisis Tattoos are as follows.Big Man Face Tattoo, upper half of face knives like the portrait- which because it was so badass and I didn't think of it. They also represent the teeth of big boy. Left Shoulder- 'The Comet' he rode in on passing through a hurricane, Right Shoulder- Big Boy in tribal style, again he had slainUpper waist/ chest belt - Continuous unbroken waveElbow upper arm L/R - Two big man bars which are, in this case, triangles like shark teeth representing the yum shark which he taught his people how to catch. L/R arm/ sleeve to hand- noctolith lichtenberg effect fractals down to his hands. Lower Waist - belt an unbroken black bar which is for warriors, any tattoos above this and below the high waist/chest tattoo line are for battles, triumphs, good deeds. Legs - nothing yet. Feet - A goat, a chicken and a pig for good luck /tradition because those livestock always swim to shore.
>>5005776Thanks old man.I'm glad that the knifes are now canon on being on the upper half of the face, it makes it easier to look good since it's more space to work with.What's a big man bar? How do they look like other than just being triangles?What about the ritual scars that Kolinaisi got? i remember Gela saying he healed them better than normal islanders.
>>5005776Good to know
>>5005788They are tribal geometric patterns you see in a lot of Polynesian/Melanesian tattoos, although sometimes they are just a straight bar.
"Angron, let's take a casual stroll to this- person I need to see." You say. And Angron looks at you strangely, and Gella looks at you with a little bit of anger. "Gella keep up, treat me while we are moving, or what you can." You say, as you pull out the comm from your bag. "Koli-Captain your ears are bleedin, or were" She says, and you can hear her, but it seems like it's taking a bit more for your hearing to get back. "Less yappin more""Aye aye ya ya ya big lug, more wrappin" Gella answers grabbing her medkit."You know if your ma saw you she would pummel you with her slipper." Gella says looking at you."Well she's not, OW!" You fake pain from the shoe pummeling, but honestly your mother would probably be upset with you"Angron, if your mother-'"I didn't have a family Gella." Angron says and Gella stops and looks thoughtfully. "Duck down so I can treat some of this." Gella says. Once Gella is done with the wrapping you pull out the comm. "Old Man, you up?" You ask. And there is a pause. "First of, it's lunch time young man. Secondly, you know I don't need to sleep. What's going on? How did the mission go?" The old man asks. "The mission went- much easier than suspected. I met my brother, but you already knew that. It's, a longer discussion we are going to have to have." You say."Well, what else? Your family is stopping by for dinner, when your father discovered my food maker, he has been bringing over your Ma Tia. I aint gonna tell em about Yana, or Angron. That's your job.""Well, our new friend and I - we found something. Something that is incredibly hard to describe and our new friend seems to know." You say. "Describe it as best as ya can." "It's a black cube. And Old Man, when I say black, I mean the blackest thing I have ever seen. It's hard for light to even reflect off it. It also it's as if it's barely in reality. And it has weird green-" "Kolinaisi. Whatever it promises. Whatever it tells you. DO. NOT. OPEN. IT." "Our new friend, said it was-""Stop me when it sounds familiar. A powerful being or a few piled together, and the creation of something made out of the sacrifice of many others." He says, in a stunningly calm tone, with unnerving accuracy. "Ya. That's-""Exactly why you do not open it. Do not listen to it. Keep it away from any electronics. Do not let it out into an area without a gellar field in the warp. Do not modify it. Do not open it. Do not lose track of it. Do not dare destroy it. For the love of your mother don't space it. And whatever you do, Do. Not. Open It." The old man says in the most insistent tone you have ever heard."Well what is -""Kolinaisi. I aint even gonna name it over comms. Other people might have access to it. When you get back we will figure out IF we can do something with it. Is our new friend nearby?" Old man asks. "No." You say__
>>5006131"Angron! Can you hear my old man voice?" The old man says"Yes- umm, hello?" "Hello young man! Listen well. If Kolinaisi ever does anything stupid with the weird black box you just heard, or thinks he is about to open it, I implore you to beat the stupid out of him." The old man says. "Old man, have you even seen anybody get close to hittin Kolinaisi?" "His da, his ma has never failed to hit him with his slipper, his uncle kai, his pet shoal stoat, Gella!" "Ya old man?" "Hit Kolinaisi with one of your witch combat boots if he gets any smart ideas about that black box!" You hear the old man say as you see Gella put on an exceptionally devious smirk. "You know I only let you get away with this because you a lonely old man." You say over the comm"No you let me get away with this because your ma would say the same thing if she knew what I did about that box. Also don't let our new friend linger too long near it." He says. "Yeah, I figure. Would a barrel drum and water do for a good hidin place for it?" "Ya. You have anything else besides that for me?" He asks. "Well, I did channel mana into an Adriathic weapon, overcharged it and shot a really big bolt of it. I got some neat looking tattoos now, that are this fractal pattern and are tied to scarring.""Kolinaisi, don't do that. We will go over any long term damage that may have happened when Ya get back, I am afraid I am gonna have to teach poor Gella as much as I can about Biology, Medicine and First Aid just so I don't lose you." The Old Man says. "Thanks old man. We will get you a neat souvenir. We found some tomatoes.""Good lad! I'll have a few crops going when you bring that back." The Old man says."Tell my parents we are gonna be moving on to the next planet soon. And tell my da Jerah Jero finally has his Moka done." You say"HA! Your da is gonna love that." He says.
>>5006133You put out the comm and you walk with Angron and Gella towards what looks like a small gathering. "So, this is the general?" You ask. "Yes it is. He agreed to surrender after his champion lost to me in a combat trial. It was a good clean fight, and I won." Angron says. "What did you fight with?" You ask and Angron points, to what looks like a cross between a tree and a poorly made hammer. "That?" You ask"That." He responds."That, just looks- weird and awkward to use." "It's worse. They are unbalanced, unwieldly to even hold." Angron states. "And you won with it?" You ask flummoxed as to how anyone, could win with such a weapon."Yes. General Uric, son of Gar." Angron says motioning to the man whom has the largest and most complex mustache you have ever seen, to the point it is bigger than the beards of some of the island folk."Angron says that you have fixed the defenses of the city. What do you plan to do about the coming horde?" "I thought you were the coming horde? Or are we talking about the army of Gaius." You say- then you realize, with so much troop activity and so much going on, a giant army could sneak into position. "We are Cheragotha yes- but the Arogotha, they are the ones we fled from. We were going to use the city for defense against them." It's almost too easy. "Tomorrow, when Gaius arrives, we will go into further detail about this. We will have a ceasefire and truce for now, I am sure my brother Angron agrees to this." You say"I do. We will work out a truce then, you came at an interesting time." Angron says. "We will abide by the truce. We will be happy to meet with your general in peace if it means we can stand against the Arogotha."You shake hands and You sit down for a moment on a stump. You realize there is more to do this, but you also realize you are on limited time, and you should probably at least get back to the ship. On the other hand, Angron has basically given hospitality. __First chose one. >> Stay outside overnight with Angron's camp>> Go back to the ship for the remainder of the night. Then before you make that decisionChoose one. >> Find out more about the Arogotha.>> Study the black box more in candlelight in somewhere near no electronics with UR>> Talk to some of the more suspicious individuals that Frank warned you about that need interrogating>> Write in
>>5006135>> Go back to the ship for the remainder of the nigh>> Talk to some of the more suspicious individuals that Frank warned you about that need interrogatingHonestly, I think it's time to let Angron deal with this problem on his own. Helping him too much would hinder his growth, and I trust he is more than capable of solving it all.Meanwhile, we have some prisoners that are related to the reason we came here int he first place, and I really want to know more about that luna refugee.
>>5006135First chose one.>> Go back to the ship for the remainder of the night.Then before you make that decisionChoose one.>> Talk to some of the more suspicious individuals that Frank warned you about that need interrogating
>> Go back to the ship for the remainder of the night.>> Study the black box more in candlelight in somewhere near no electronics with UR
>>5006135>> Stay outside overnight with Angron's campOne last evening to bond with his bro, observing the stars.>> Talk to some of the more suspicious individuals that Frank warned you about that need interrogatingAs always, share all the info we get with Angron. > Leave one of the lathe machines and the information slates with your brother; this way he educate and arm himself and others.Sharing is caring yo. Unless we already did, I'm uncertain.
An artistic rendition of The Emperor of Mankind lamenting Erda's actions as he tries to convince his newly found son of the Imperial Truth.
>>5006756...I have laughed perhaps a bit too much.
"Angron, I am going to go to my ship for the night, it would probably be better for recovery and crew morale. As much as I would like to sit outside and stargaze with ya bro." You say and Angron smiles."It's best that I get to the gladiators and explain to them how things are going to be run from now on." He says patting you on the back and walks off. "Gella, we still got a little work to do." You say"Oh what is that?" She asks"We still have to interrogate some of the captured individuals, I didn't have much time last time, but""If you are wanting to patch up people you beat half to death you better hope they are really bad people." Gella says. "Well not just that. Some of the people we need to interrogate are in bad shape." You say and she nods. When you get to the site where all the interrogatee's are, you find that some things have been changed. Some people have been let go. Some new people are present, however it seems that Frank had the foresight to put them into little areas where they couldn't talk to each other, and with enough distance that it wouldn't be easy to communicate. He also put colorful tags on them such as "Degenerate Slave Owner" "Fat Degenerate Slave Owner" "Tell Kolinaisi to kill slow and painfully" "Potentially a spy" "Dangerous Degenerate Slave Owner" "Fatty Fat Fat Fat Degenerate Fat Baldy" and your personal favorite "Future Shark Kibble." Though you can see why Frank is upset when you read the listed crimes for some of them when you read it next to tags coding. Each Tag would have a coorisponding Color, that was very visually simplistic, Dark Red meant that the person had done horrible things, Green Blue meant that the persons only crimes were probably being in the wrong during the revolution. In the case of 'Fatty Fat Fat Fat Degenerate Fat Baldy' redirecting some of the better food from the gladiatorial pits to himself 'for unspecified reasons. In the Case of 'Future Shark Kibble' when you read the description of this man stealing children from their mothers for selling to pleasure houses you are tempted to kill them upon seeing them. However, you know that each one has what frank also coded as "Intelligence Value" and the remaining ones all have intelligence value. As you go through the list you realize, you will be only able to interrogate so many.
>>5007046___You can interrogate 3 from this list. >"Evil Genetic Psycho Lady Slave Owner" - Has a the darkest red shaded tag, the highest intelligence value, and according to Frank has 'Done every evil thing that is listed by others.' She is smiling and sitting pristinely in a chair. > "Fatty Fat Fat Degenerate Fat Baldy"- Has done listed crimes, but also has for whatever reason a high intelligence value. Frank has also put a note saying 'DO NOT FEED.'> " Tell Kolinaisi to Kill Slowly and Painfully" - Has a bright red band, some intelligence value, but- is apparently the person who started the trend of installing nails on everyone. > "Potentially a Spy" - has a blue green tag, has ' no crimes committed' but has a note that says 'was doing weird spy like stuff and was acting weird.' > "Dangerous Degenerate Slave Owner" Looks familiar, and has a string of crimes that looks similar to many others. > " Future Weapons Training Target" Makes you wretch when you read his tag, but apparently has a high amount of connections and supposed ganth cybernetics> "Nobody can really be this stupid, so is clearly a spy" - has crime of, literally trying to steal from Frank and certain chain breakers in full view of Frank- then denying it. > "Mentally Derranged Fatty Bald Fat Slave Owner" - has a list of, almost eccentric and ridiculous charges and claims to be a slave owner and someone who can see the future, Frank has stated that when asked about his future it was "Too Far-Fetched" and thus listed as mental derrangement. > "Can't understand but keeps trying to kill people" - has a scarlet band and just a note that says "Tries to kill anything moving, but doesn't speak any known language. Will not take off weird armor." > "Simple Farmer of Misery and Slave Owner" Has an orange band. Lists the crimes of making and selling drugs that brought problems to the local populations and selling said same drugs to children. Also a farmer of related herbs. Only partial intelligence value.____________Sorry the post is shorter tonight, an emergency came up with the vacation and now we have to figure out what to do with a day.
>>5007050> " Future Weapons Training Target" Makes you wretch when you read his tag, but apparently has a high amount of connections and supposed ganth cyberneticsThe Ganth are the reason we came here in the first place> "Can't understand but keeps trying to kill people" - has a scarlet band and just a note that says "Tries to kill anything moving, but doesn't speak any known language. Will not take off weird armor."I'm curious>"Evil Genetic Psycho Lady Slave Owner" - Has a the darkest red shaded tag, the highest intelligence value, and according to Frank has 'Done every evil thing that is listed by others.' She is smiling and sitting pristinely in a chair.I'm going to trust Frank that she has valuable info. Also I think she is the Luna one, and I want to know what a Selenar is doing here.Probably a refugee and sold her genetic modification knowledge to rise up, but I wnat to be sure.
>>50070501st> "Fatty Fat Fat Degenerate Fat Baldy"- Has done listed crimes, but also has for whatever reason a high intelligence value. Frank has also put a note saying 'DO NOT FEED.'Get the info before they starve 2nd> "Nobody can really be this stupid, so is clearly a spy" - has crime of, literally trying to steal from Frank and certain chain breakers in full view of Frank- then denying it.Just to get them out of the way3rd> "Simple Farmer of Misery and Slave Owner" Has an orange band. Lists the crimes of making and selling drugs that brought problems to the local populations and selling said same drugs to children. Also a farmer of related herbs. Only partial intelligence value.Could have info that can help angron with the local drugs distribution For the rest we should still be able to keep them right QMIf we can it could be good to question them when we have some down time and then send the info to angron should it help him and/or his worldWe should give him something like what we have to communicate with old man, or if not something simpler till we can get him the high tech version we have
>>5007093You could theoretically keep some of them. They don't have to be fatal interrogation.
>>5007121Yeah, I'm thinking we could go along with some "light" shock therapy to maybe "stimulate" them should we try to be a bit more aggressive, though for most of them I think we could just be threatening and many a haka to scare them I think we should at least keep > "Can't understand but keeps trying to kill people"> " Tell Kolinaisi to Kill Slowly and Painfully"> " Future Weapons Training Target">"Evil Genetic Psycho Lady Slave Owner">For the 1st I'm thinking their may be more to them than is given >The 2nd and 3rd, well Frank did give us a clear message of what to do with them once we get the info so we can take our time with them>For the 4th I'm thinking we may have to take our time with this one since it seems they can have a lot to offer info wise, and we shouldn't just interrogate them in a quick and rushed manner We can always give send relevant info to angron will we travel to the other world For the rest I think we can leave them to frank while we are interrogating our choices
>>5007121In that case, I'm switching my vote to> " Future Weapons Training Target" Makes you wretch when you read his tag, but apparently has a high amount of connections and supposed ganth cybernetics> "Potentially a Spy" - has a blue green tag, has ' no crimes committed' but has a note that says 'was doing weird spy like stuff and was acting weird.'> "Nobody can really be this stupid, so is clearly a spy" - has crime of, literally trying to steal from Frank and certain chain breakers in full view of Frank- then denying it.But we need to keep Evil Genetic Psycho Lady Slave Owner (I don't know if genetic is a typo of generic or a joke on her being a selenar gene-witch), Mentally Derranged Fatty Bald Fat Slave Owner, Dangerous Degenerate Slave Owner and Can't understand but keeps trying to kill people.>>5007671>>5007093Can I try to convince you to interrogate the suposed spies and the ganth trader? The spies because there's a chance they are innocent and be let go, and the ganth man because he may have info that would be useful in Olympia.I think the fat man isn't fed because he is being starved to death, but because he is so fat that he could probably survive a century with what he has.
>>5007710You make a good point, in that case I'll swap > "Fatty Fat Fat Degenerate Fat Baldy"- Has done listed crimes, but also has for whatever reason a high intelligence value. Frank has also put a note saying 'DO NOT FEED.'With> "Potentially a Spy" - has a blue green tag, has ' no crimes committed' but has a note that says 'was doing weird spy like stuff and was acting weird.'And for > "Simple Farmer of Misery and Slave Owner" Has an orange band. Lists the crimes of making and selling drugs that brought problems to the local populations and selling said same drugs to children. Also a farmer of related herbs. Only partial intelligence value.We could give him to angron and provide him the info we have on the individual so he can come to his own decision on the matterIf the ganth man could provide us with info on olympia then it wouldn't matter if we interrogate him now or later while we are on our way,
>>5007093Changing my vote to 1st> "Potentially a Spy" - has a blue green tag, has ' no crimes committed' but has a note that says 'was doing weird spy like stuff and was acting weird.'2nd> "Nobody can really be this stupid, so is clearly a spy" - has crime of, literally trying to steal from Frank and certain chain breakers in full view of Frank- then denying it.Just to get them out of the way3rd> "Mentally Derranged Fatty Bald Fat Slave Owner" - has a list of, almost eccentric and ridiculous charges and claims to be a slave owner and someone who can see the future, Frank has stated that when asked about his future it was "Too Far-Fetched" and thus listed as mental derrangement.Also QM is the aeldari we helped on our shipI thought we where taking her with us
>>5006756>>5007050> " Tell Kolinaisi to Kill Slowly and Painfully" - Has a bright red band, some intelligence value, but- is apparently the person who started the trend of installing nails on everyone.> " Future Weapons Training Target" Makes you wretch when you read his tag, but apparently has a high amount of connections and supposed ganth cybernetics> "Nobody can really be this stupid, so is clearly a spy" - has crime of, literally trying to steal from Frank and certain chain breakers in full view of Frank- then denying it.
>>5007917She is on the ship recovering. I will write this up tomorrow after work inbetween packing.
>>5007046> " Future Weapons Training Target" Makes you wretch when you read his tag, but apparently has a high amount of connections and supposed Ganth cyberneticsFirst one to do, since he might have relevant information that we can run against the other two and weed out the lies from the truth.> " Tell Kolinaisi to Kill Slowly and Painfully" - Has a bright red band, some intelligence value, but- is apparently the person who started the trend of installing nails on everyone.> "Potentially a Spy" - has a blue green tag, has ' no crimes committed' but has a note that says 'was doing weird spy like stuff and was acting weird.'Tied for second in my opinion. On one hand, the spy might not have much to give us beyond some remaining secretive parties on Nuceria or abroad. On the other, Mr. Painful Chrome Accessories should be made to answer for his crimes in front of Angron and the representatives of the new government.>"Evil Genetic Psycho Lady Slave Owner" - Has a the darkest red shaded tag, the highest intelligence value, and according to Frank has 'Done every evil thing that is listed by others.' She is smiling and sitting pristinely in a chair.Save the worst for last. Holy fuck.Also as an idea; what if we include Pygmalius in the interrogations? I mean, we can kinda-sorta bluff about 'having the Centimanes drain their minds with the Laurel' if they don't give us the information we want.Miss Smug and Creepy probably won't fall for that, but the other two might.
>>5008439Actually, you make a good point.Should we hand over the nailman to Angron instead of killing him ourselves?It was the slaves and gladiators that suffered from his actions afterall.
Was bored and decided to spice it up. Not sure if I did anythign with this pic before>The Trident (aka The Trinity) are a trio of Archaeotech weapon systems found in the depths of the Northern Hemisphere of De' lormosa>Speculations of their origins since their discovery by Admech personnel and the XIth Legion have run rampant, with the consensus beign they were either from an orbital platform/ship that fell to the planet or an anti-orbital system.>After beign recovered and movd to space, repairs were done swiftly due to the hardiness of the weapons allowing test firing to be done in record time>The results were spectacular at the edge of the system as one of the points/prongs eradicated the derelict Luna-class Light Cruiser used as a target when at 10% power.>The weapons fire a concentrated stream of Positrons/Antimatter, much like a Conversion Beamer except on a grander scale.>So far efforts have been made to restore them to full functionality and hopefully recreate the cannons to serve as the weapon of new ships or even as emplacements
>>5008442Exactly so. Angron seems to have some form of empathic powers, so he might even be able to Jedi Mind Trick some of these idiots with softer minds into revealing juicy intel.>>5008542Oooohhhh, I like that. Maybe it doesn't have such devastating power to blast battleships from across the system, but I'm pretty sure there's a xeno-tech ship weapon in the Rogue Trader tabletop splats that exists purely as an absolute FUCK YOU to void shields.Also, I just remembered that those other planets in De'lormosa's home system are currently contested between humans and Orks. It was what kept the Knight House busy for so long. We'll have to add visiting them to the ever-growing list of Things To Do.
>>5008542I feel a weird desire to strap all of them to a ship, give command to the old man and cut him lose.I do not know why.Actually, talking about the old man, should we try to convince him to not go with his plan to become mortal again? It feels wrong to let such a repository of knowledge just die, even if he passes on all of it. I'm sure that there are ways can redeem himself without doing it
>>5008597> It feels wrong to let such a repository of knowledge just die, even if he passes on all of it. I'm sure that there are ways can redeem himself without doing it.From what I remember about that discussion, he doesn't plan on dying SOON. Rather, he's going trade his agelessness for a youthful, powerful body that's likely to be akin to a newly inducted Astartes, so he can aid Kolinaisi in his various endeavors without being a liability in combat abroad.So we're talking at least another century or so of life, which is still more than many get, and through it all he's going to be making up for all that squandered time, and of course train up some students to carry on his better works for nobler purposes.Hell, I know it's been talked about here and in 2nd Primarch Quest threads, but I think that while Malcador is (maybe) another Perpetual and was simply the last survivor of the Sigilite Order, Dr. Martin Longorian's previously mentioned rank suggests he was one of their top big brains; maybe even one of the original founders.
>>5008734I don't think he is one of the original founders, but there's a big chance his father was.And I doubt that Malcador didn't have a higher rank than him, the man of gold and the sigilites worked with the Emperor back when he was still trying to guide humanity indirectly, so it's likely Mal got a big promotion due to being close to him. But Martin Thompson Archivaris is older than Malcador, so he probably has way more knowledge and experiences.As long as the Old Man gets to meet with the Big E and Mal, can help deal with the cube, cover for UR and pass on all his knolwedge I'm happy, even though I would like keep him around helping us forever, because he would be invaluable helping fix any problems with the geneseed, the webway project and even the heresy.If his artastes grade body doesn't survive atleast a thousand years, he should get a refund.
>>5008774> As long as the Old Man gets to meet with the Big E and Mal, can help deal with the cube, cover for UR and pass on all his knowledge I'm happy, even though I would like keep him around helping us forever, because he would be invaluable helping fix any problems with the gene seed, the Webway project and even the Heresy.There's a period of something like three to four hundred years between Emps actually starting his expansion from Terra to the first open Heresy conflict, which itself was waged for (I think, don't quote me) almost two hundred.I think the Old Man will have plenty of time. As for the Webway project itself? I don't think he trusted anyone outside his VERY small and exclusive personal circle with that information.> If his Astartes grade body doesn't survive at least a thousand years, he should get a refund.It's worth remembering that that even Astartes are only so durable, both physically and mentally; I think the oldest Space Marine that isn't a Dreadnought is Dante of the Blood Angels, and he's still only a thousand years old. It's never actually described how a Perpetual can retain ages worth of memories without their brains turning to cranial smoothie, but I'd hate to see anything like that play out for the old man.
>>5008872Apparently Dante has ruled the Blood Angels for 1100 years, meaning that he even older that that because he had to rise to the position of chapter master first.I'm pretty sure that most astartes don't live that long because of battlefield casualties or the eventual mutation and/or madness.If the old man hasn't either insane or senile for now, than he has a method to deal with the excess memories. Maybe he just regurlaly offloads on a computer or something, his area of expertise is bioengineering, he must have a few tricks.Maybe our legion should call their techpriests, librarians, chaplain or any combination of them as Archivists, in honour of him.
>>5008903Could even have multiple 'branches', similarly to how the Thousand Sons have their Psykana Cults. > Archivists are the keepers of knowledge (scientific and mystical included) of the Legion, and regularly consult with others outside the Eleventh to keep appraised of any new information as well as sharing their own with allies. With the many differing schools of learning, they'd probably see some overlapping service with the Apothecaries and Techmarines. As for psychic disciplines, I could see them using a combo of Telepathy and Telekinesis.> The Storm Dancers are the Temerity's equivalent to the Librarians of the other Legions, and are those most often seen in battle. However they are also the keepers of the Eleventh's more personal histories, De'lormosa's cultures; as the name suggests, they regularly regale brothers and allies with the glorious tales of those passed in beautiful verse and proud haka.Like the Archivists, would probably have some overlap with the Chaplains. Probably use a combo of Divination and Biomancy/Pyromancy.And so on. The REALLY interesting bit though is whether or not any of the Techmarines will be able to follow in K's footsteps, and if psychic machine-marines could be a thing.
>>5008930I was thinking to fuse chaplains and tech-marines, giving that our sons will probably be really into a version of the machine cult.The archivists being either biomancer experts, or fusing with the apothecaries could be good giving the biology inclination.Whatever happens, the legion must nickname them old men, even if they are freshly induced.
>>5008930Oh, and about some of our sons inheriting, I find it really hard, since apparently Kolinaisi's soul is fused with a machine spirit.Maybe one or the other will have a bit of the abilities, but being able to wield real lighting or directly talk to a bunch of them at once should nigh impossible, unless they are heavily augmented themselves and managed to gain harmony and synchonization with their cybernetics.Perhaps there could be a ritual where a tech-priest inheritsa cybernatic from an ancenstor, and if they already have some afinity those abilities could awaken?
I see what's going on. So I am going to benevolent and give __You look at some of these people, and realize it may be better to take them off world and deal with them later. However, some need to be dealt with NOW. Key among these, is the one that makes you angry just looking at. 'The Future Weapons Training' Is probably the one you need to interrogate. You came here to find out what the Ganth are doing, and they have Ganth implants and clear Ganth sign. Then there is 'Nobody can be this stupid, it's clearly a spy' and 'potentially a spy' whom both need to be interrogated- equally as much. You then realize that there are too many for you to deal with alone- so you decide to put a few with a red mark, for Angron to deal with. So you list "Tell Kolinaisi to kill very slowly" "Evil Genetic Psycho Lady Slave Owner" and "Fatty Fat Fat Degenerate Baldy Fat" as special notes for Angron. Gella looks at your choices skeptically and pulls you aside briefly. "Koli- I am actively trying to deny the Evil Genetic Psycho Lady. She is a psyker. Not as good as me, but it's gonna be annoying for me to deal with her and help you." She says so you give her the volcano ash rub and shrug. "Well, that is one way to handle it." Gella says and goes of and slaps it all over her face. Causing the lady to scream out a tirade of extremely high form language that you can barely comprehend past her high born tone. Gella and you then decide to take out 'Future Weapons Training' and actually- decide that this may be a good time to get some practice in with your rifle with Gella, since the two of you don't get to do weapons drills as often as you probably should. "Ok, Gella, It don't kick, but whatever you hit is gonna disintigrate, and painfully so. So we got them nice tin plates in the back in case you miss." You say giving her your axe. "Spirits Cap! You freaking swing this thing around like it's a dagger! It was more than a kid!" She says, which you know she is exaggerating for effect, but also using her formidable psyker powers to help her lift it. You then put an orange on top of the man's head. "Hold still." You say to him and he starts sweat beads as he stops struggling but looks as if he is about to have a fit. "Now Gella, we are gonna start in this close and move out a bit further each shot. This rubbish man Gantha has given everything he got to Frank, so if you kill him, we move on to idiot spy number one, then idiot spy number two, then the fatty over there to test how much disintigrates from the adriathic weapon ya got it?" You see and Gella already knows this game. "Now hold on! I have information that could be valuable!" "Ya Ya. I promise I'll hit the orange this time." She says with a sly quick wink.+
>>5009108"You see- you say that, but I know the last time we did this we ran out of orange stands." You say and you bring her in close to you and hold the rifle up to her eye level. She's got red face, again. She must be embarrassed about you actually taking this seriously. Gella could be a better shot than Frank, if she had the time. Though her heart fluttering and her breath changing up is something new. "Alright, this axe is different from your lance rifles, but if you can hit the orange with this you can hit anything with your lance rifle. You gotta cycle shot's between breaths, easy in easy out pause..." And you help her pull the trigger, blowing up the orange. "Just like that" You say"Yea Cap." She says in a nervous tone as you go over and put up another orange and the guy looks at you incredibly nervous. "ARE YOU SHITTING ME? IS THIS AN INTERROGATION OR A DATE?! LOOK I DIDN'T TELL THAT MUSTACHED PSYCHO EVERYTHING! I GOT THE GANTH'S SCHEDULE AND STAR CHART! I KNOW THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND! JUST DON'T MAKE HER PRACTICE WITH THAT RIFLE ON ME SHE'S GONNA FUCKING KILL ME!" He panics and soils himself. Despite having a fierce list of crimes, he wilts in the face of such a death. "No she won't bruh. I got you rubbish man. See. I know Gella. She can hit anything when something important is on the line. Do you know how Adriathic weapons work?" "How the hell would I know how some obscure magic gun works?!" "It's really easy! You see it only disintegrates the key target. IE if something is sitting on something naturally, like that orange on your head, it will just rip it right out of existence at the molecular level. If it's a natty shot." +
>>5009111"GOOD TO KNOW!" He says trying his best not to shake as Gella is standing firm. "However, if that target is integrated, like say I am holding the orange, it will take the orange and me out!" You say messing with the orange."So let's say- You and me are close like this..." You say putting a death grip to the mans collar bone, crushing it and causing him to scream out in pain. "GAAAHH! WHAT HAPPENS THEN?""You see, if Gella misses the mark a little bit or the orange is in the wrong place, we both die, with the orange. But I know Gella will make the shot." You say confidently. "Koli- Captain. This- This is incredibly dangerous." "Aye! That it is! But I know you. You aint gonna miss. Now fire the weapon on your ready." You say. The mans shaking like a leaf. The orange is barely staying on the head as bright flash occurs and the orange is gone. "Great Job Gella!" You say stepping away from the man and putting another orange on top of his head. "Now, unless this man has something to say, we are gonna try another shot on him, but we are gonna have him a little bit farther out." "GAH! UNHAND ME. Just. Stop. I'll draw maps. I'll name names. Please, I don't want to die like this. Being some joke" He says. "Well Gella, do you think your good with short range, or do you want more practice?" You ask."I think we can arrange for this to be over with." She says. The man gives you a list of systems. Systems. Several. The Ganth, use an area near Olympia as a rally point for their elites, and some are flying through a very close by system called Ulutrama? Ultrimare? It sounds so foreign. He also identified the key Ganth outpost, along the way to Olympia. He says they are all migrating out of the actual galaxy. Half are going east, really far east. The other half are going so far south that they past the farthest known star in the southen disc. He also gave you a readout of the Ganth leadership, or at least ones he knew. "Ganth are gettin worried. They got kicked out of some areas, one of their flagships got stolen. They starting to get like a cornered tiger." "Mate I don't know what a tiger is." "You not gonna shoot me?" "Naw mate. Ya gonna face judgement from the people tomorrow. They gonna hold a nice court for ya. I imagine if they kill ya it'll probably just be a hanging, despite all your crimes." You say through clinched teeth. You honestly want to test to see if you can kill a man by stealing all their mana, but you feel that with how dark and terrible this man is, their mana is probably corrupt too. The man sits back in the makeshift cell.
>>5009112"As for dummy number one and dummy number two." You say looking at both the spies"Spies usually get tortured to death for info. Problem is I am a bit rusty on torture. I am good at medicine and surgery, but Gella- she knows hot to do proper torture. Isn't that right Gella?" You say and Gella nods with the meanest look she can muster. "So, which one of you is the more important one?" And you have a shocking revelation. This person, may actually be too dumb to be a spy. The potential spy points to the other one who points to himself. "Mate- why are you more important than that lad over there?" You ask. "Well cuz I am. Duh." He says. "That is good to know, but I need intelligence sources, information, like who your boss is." You say"I'm My own boss! You want an intelligent source? I am an intelligent source! I got information. There is a book. It glows." He says and, you are already worried if maybe Frank already beat him too much. "A book that glows?" You ask"Ya! It's a book. It Glows. I know everything Now! I know stuff. Things." He says"Oh stuff like where the ganth are? Who the strange hordes riding in are? What number am I thinking of 1-20" You say thinking of the number 0 to throw them off if they are a psyker, but also to see how confident they are.""The Ganth are in Space. Far away! They never come back here. Weird hordes are fish people. They gonna ride in here on a cloud and wild wind! You aint thinking of a number one through 20 you a liey liar liey face." He says, which makes you less skeptical, but it may be a good idea to test them a bit further. "Alright mate, I did lie. But let's try another question if ya so smart. Where am I from, what am I doin next, and whose my daddy?" You ask a few more questions. "You from the birds bunghole. You gonna go meet a big weirdo- bigger weirdo than you. Ya daddy's a big golden bag of shit who hangs around with his other bastards he didn't tell ya about." You about throttle him but Gella holds him back as he starts laughin"Oh ya like ya daddy? He don't even know you exist he such a big bag of gold shit. Ask him about why he care about there favorite missin son so much. Constantly mad ya?" And that doesn't sound like your dad at all. It does sound like your dad missing Yana though. "Oh just ya wait the next little bit of info dum dum. You gonna fin some thing you cant fix. Maybe you find out you need more than a butt load of space boats to solve problems! You should really thank ya old man nexin you speak em uh? May hap he fixin ya issue." He says and Gella knocks him out. "He's just an idiot." She says"That book though, it may be something we need to destroy." You say"Aye. If it does that to a person, yeah." She says back.
>>5009116"Maybe we move on to that spy""That man is just weird, he says shit that unerves everyone. Yeah I was a spy. I know what the penalty is for getting caught. You can go ahead, do whatever you want. I won't speak. And if you think you are gonna torture me to death and inflict a bunch of pain untill I die, well, you may be a surgeon, but I happen to know a good dentist." The man says."What does that have to do with anythin-" and before Gella can finish the statement he does a weird thing with his tongue and a tooth comes loose which he almost bites before you take it out of his mouth."Woo lad! A suicide pill! And a good one! These aint cheap! I know this aint on world tech, they don't have any of this in that data repository. So you must be an off worlder. ""Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner. Still aint telling you a damn thing. ""Mate, I ain't asking you to sell out your friends or people, I just want to know about the Ganth, and you don't seem like them." "Well I don't know anymore about the Ganth than these other people. And I aint from around here but I can tell you this, when my people get here, to this planet- everything will change. Sure, you and Your brother will probably be in the same position, but there is so much that you don't know. And you can't make me tell you. My people are in the right. You may even like them. But I will hold my ground between you and your witch friend. " He says. "Mate, you got balls of metal I aint ever heard of. I am just trying to find either trade partners or people to help me kill the ganth." And to your shock, he looks like he considers it. "Where are you going next?" He asks"My crew and I are leaving for Olympia. Why?" You ask"If you can go through Segmentum Ultramar, and pass within comms reach of Maccrage, maybe, just maybe, you can find a trade partner. But you have to act fast. You wouldn't be able to do it on the way back. It would be a slightly better partner than this planet. More goods, slightly more ciivized. " "These people friends of yours?" You ask"Sorta. Not really. They are kinda like distant cousins of a close friend that I do errands for. " He says"I will ask you one question, that determines if you live or not, and answer it honestly, Gella and I will know, did you help with any of the slavery on this or any other planet?" You ask. "Never. That's abhorrent. " He says and you can tell he speaks the truth. You have some things that you can do before returning to the ship, but only really time for one more thing> Convince this man to join your crew, maybe they could be helpful.> Try to track down this Glowing Book and destroy it. > Convey your intelligence with Angron .> Take back some of these people with you for further holding and questioning (Write down which ones from the previous posts)> Write in
Sorry the update took so long tonight. It's a bit bigger and a lot to digest. Tomorrow will be smaller, but have more options. I will post tomorrow night once I am done driving.
>>5009117> Convince this man to join your crew, maybe they could be helpful.I'm calling it, this guy's one of the Imperial advanced scouts/spies.If it makes him feel better, the only person thus far to suffer for K's sometimes reckless behavior is himself. As the Old Man might say, "That boy be changin' like the wind - smart as a whip one minute an' denser than black rock the next."> Try to track down this Glowing Book and destroy it.Alternatively, we send a couple of the ladies like Delia with a proper disintegration weapon and some Noctolith wards. Thus far, it seems like the girls have all the proper training to block out daemonic whispers/influence, so they can handle destroying a wannabe Necronomicon with the right tools.> Convey your intelligence with AngronOne last gift before we go. It's been cool my most exceptionally killy dude, but we got ghoulish Ganth to gank and gut, and a particularly perturbed person to practically pilfer for our pertinent purposes.I amuse myself.
>>5009117> Convince this man to join your crew, maybe they could be helpful.I wrote a huge write-in, but it was too autistic even for me. Let's try to make a deal with him, if he helps us and stop spying on us, we can provide him with amnesty and hand him over when his employers turn up. Try to find out which unstoppable power he owrks with, mention we know that Terra is expanding and that we have found smuggled martian weapons recently if needed.> Try to track down this Glowing Book and destroy it.Ask Delia to bring it back for destruction.> Take back some of these people with you for further holding and questioning (Write down which ones from the previous posts)>Evil Genetic Psycho Lady Slave OwnerShe's a gene-witch, and we have the tools to interrogate her. Disregard if Angron is already interrigating her instead of us just leaving her here for him to deal with, if he us than> Convey your intelligence with Angron .So we can share info
Arrived safe at first destination.No time to do writing that will come tomorrow. It will be a shorter update.However, I do have a post to help.Which smaller post do want to do? You get two. > Old Man>Arnoul>Angron>Frank> Unknown
>>5010107> Old Man> Unknown
>>5010107>Arnoul> UnknownI can't resist the mystery box
>>5010107Silly QM. He thinks anons can resist a Mystery Box! > Arnoul> Unknown
Gonna attempt to write tonight. Travel has been a whirlwind do far.
>>5011203I hope that your vacation has been enjoyable so far Old Man.
You think that there is much you must do before retiring for the night. Or at least to the ship."Deliah we are going to have some people need interrogation, and I am gonna give you some information about a book that we gotta destroy""I'll come by for that. I am going to need a long nap on the way to Olympia. ""Copy that." You say. You look at the spy, who has been cooperative."why not come with us? We have need for someone like you on the Something Fierce." you say and he looks confused. "Wait, that ship?" he asks motioning to it. And you nod. "The one over there?" he asks again and you once again nod in the affirmative "Well, its better than being executed. Sure. I have nothing better to do since the people I was reporting on left.""After I talk with Angron, Ill have someone show ya around the ship." you say. You walk over to Angrons camp that has been set up where there is a small line of people who are signing something and talking to other gladiators. It seems like its a line of formal complaints, but for what you are not sure.When you find Angron he looks exasperated as multiple people are coming to him about different "claims" "Angron, I have the intelligence from those prisoners." you say and he quickly picks up that you are trying to get him out of his issue that he is mediating. "What did you find out?" "quite a bit. We are going to take sone of the prisoners into space and interrogate then further, and thats ro get them away from any influence they have. When we come back this way from Olympia we will drop them back off with any further intelligence so you can deal with them. Or if you want we can deal with them faster." you say making the killing sign of the line to the throat. " Brother, I am not sure what is the best, but if you feel its better to take them off world, that's acceptable so long as they meet swift justice and aren't kept as slaves." Angron says, and you understand the sentiment. "They won't be." You say as plain and honest as you can. "You sure you dont want to stay at the camp overnight?" Angron asks looking back at the people in line. "A captain has responsibilities. You have em now too, but I'm sure ut wont be too bad." you say as a fist fight breaks out in the line. >> help him with his line of people then go to the shipOR>> Tell the crew you have to stay out tonight and help your brother settle these issues
The next update including the dreaded mystery box will probably be uploaded tomorrow.Finding stable internet here is a drag
>>5012216>> help him with his line of people then go to the shipI believe in you Angron, you can grow into tribune of the plebs.Should we follow the tip of the spy and take a detour to Macragge? I don't know if we are before or after the systems of ultramar got separated by a warp storm, but if it's early we can help out our brother settle down that rebellion and get some of that delicious moka, since he won't be able to reapy our kindness and gifts for decades.
>>5012216>> help him with his line of people then go to the shipJust remind him he doesnt have to see to everything himself, grab some unlucky sods to delegate some of the work to.
>>5012216>> help him with his line of people then go to the ship>and tell him to find some people from among his allies to help him delight the work so he isn't overwhelmed so he can ease himself into his position better
>>5012443>> help him with his line of people then go to the ship>and tell him to find some people from among his allies to help him delight the work so he isn't overwhelmed so he can ease himself into his position betterThis, Angron needs those he can trust among the mortals
What's the name of our adoptive family/clan?
>>5012703I believe Kolinaisi's people are named for their island's volcano and fine black Noctolith sand, so I guess it'd just be the People o' the Black.I don't think it was ever mentioned how large the island is, but it's at least sizeable enough support a couple hundred people plus flora and fauna both wild and domestic (this is of course not taking into account how productive the surrounding reefs are).
>>5012929ThanksWriting up a lore post on them concerning their position later on in De'lormosan politics
>>5012703I think it was mentioned the name of islands and koli's childhood name in past threads, but I don't remember.Guess I could archive dive for it.
>>5012945Found some thingsKeiki Mokupuni was our kid name/nickname, it meant everyone's childBitter Shoals is the name of the archipelagoOur father, Chief Ravi, is the Big Man of the Black (also the name of the Noctolyth volcano)Chief Kai is of the Big IslandRawiri is of the hard shoals, engaged to MorgianaMakatta is of the floatsChief Etera is of the fire shoalsThe Old Man lives in a series of small islands, that are actually the top of his ship, Mata Nui styleEri Isle is the witches island, it's bigger than the restKailana is Morgiana's mother, she is the old crone thats the queen of the witchesThere's other tribes, even some in the poles, Frank run supplies to themTheres the scientist underwater hive-ship, there's the man-computer (I want to learn more about him when we get back)
>>5012968Good to know
>>5012443>ever, I do have a post to help.Supporting
>Primus inter pares or 'First Amongst Equals'>A phrase noted throughout Human History denoting a person or groupthough at equal standing are afforded greater respect and privileges for actions in the past>In this regard, we must talk about the adoptive families/parents of the Primarchs>Many of the Primarchs were raised by locals of the planets they landed on, ome better than others>It was through these families the Young Primarchs would grow and learn from, their personalities and morals would develop from interactions>This is no more apparent than the Ravi Clan of the Bitter Shoals Archipelago>While fundamentally the various clans, tribes and states strewn across De'lormosa are equal under the charters and Constitutions written not Kolinasi and later adopted from the Imperium, it is obvious to even an outsider the the Ravi are held to a higher standard>They are commonly sought out by the Imperial (Co-)Governor whenever a new law needed passing in search of wisdom, or a member of the Clan Elders is asked to speak on behalf of the people of De'lormosa. >Since the rejoining of the planet with the Greater Imperium, uncounted male members over the ages would attempt, and succeed, at joining the XIth Legion and it's descendants serving the Emperor
>>5014107I don't know how polonysean/hawaiian/maui family naming convention works, so I can't say that naming the entire clan after Kolinaisi's father would be how it should be, but Clan Ravi is a better name than the Blacks. Although that would be the name of everyone from our island, not just our family, wouldn't it?
>>5014117Yeah, pretty much 'Of the Black' seems like a good descriptor/naming
You decide to help out Angron who is pleased.And you instantly know why.Some of the complaints are both trivial and complex.Men who sold themselves into slavery willingly to pay off debts wondering if their debts are cleared.Women looking for children.Children looking for parents.Then the strange customs: such as an ongoing blood feud that now that slavery has been abolished has reignited as, in a shocking turn of events, was the only thing keeping a complex web of politics and family allegiances from escalating into all out war."His father, and his fathers father have been robbing the first born daughter from our family for generations so that we could keep gladiators!""They knew what they signed up for! Their daughters have been slyly influencing our family affairs and my son is now a degenerate thanks to thst fat son of a cowards daughter!"You want to shout. You do what your father taught you when two people like this are arguing.You roll your eyes. You sigh loudly and get up with a stick an Erihapti follows you.You draw a line in the sand between thr two as they look at you extremely confused."If you both hate each other so much finish it here. Now. Whomever of you two, who looks like they have never fought a day in their life, wins the argument. The loser must pay a moka-gam errr sorry must pay reparations to the degree that they can afford it within a year. If they can't, well then a witness here will inform Angron and he will bring real justice. To both parties. With extreme prejudice."As if on cue Angron looks over and smiles at you. Both individuals stop their arguing." We can try to work it out.". One of them says. But not all of them are like this.You have to break up two fights before the line is done. One of them ends almost fatally.After your work is done you and Erihapti walk over to Angron."Brother, if you take lead, do not do all this on your own, unless you must. A small council, an honor guard, spirits even some people to just do the paperwork may make it easier.""After watching you, I think I have some ideas." he says with a smirk."You will have one last visit tomorrow before you go?" Angron asks"Of course." you respond, you grip hands. And you both have the same allergy condition.You walk over to the ship and there is a small group assembled.Oh. Oh no.You have probably earned 3 additional names by now. And one of them is to be given by Jerah.As you walk up everyone is serious.Then Jerah shouts.
>>5014292Big Men often have big names! Names they earn from deeds and acts. Kolinaoso Kaiko Wahtiri, by the time of moon rise you have racked up 4 more names! One of them to be bestowed by me, as you have proven yourself an able captain in a daring raid against an enemy and overthrew a tyrant! As so, I name you Rauraru!". He says and there is the brief pause. Then laughter." I dont get it. ". Frank asks Arona." It means trouble.". She says back and then frank laughs too."Rauraru Kolinaisi! Ha. That is a fun captain name." Your uncle says slapping you on the back."Ill take the other names once we get home." you say solemnly.As you get back on board post the brief celebration you, and faithful Erihapti collapse on the bed. Not to sleep, well not you of course, Erihapti is asleep cuddled up to you in ten minutes. But to think.What should your next course of action be?Rauraru.Spirits your ma is gonna be tickled pink with that one.Pick one for your midnight action> Plot a course for the ultramack system and find these trade partners along the way to Olympia.>Study the cube, with help from UR and the Old Man if needed.> Check in on the injured crew, and the others in general. Lot of fightan today. > Write in
> Plot a course for the ultramack system and find these trade partners along the way to Olympia.
>>5014293>>Study the cube, with help from UR and the Old Man if needed.we need to understand what danger the cube represents (in character) and if we can find a way to safely use it and if not then maybe find a better way to contain it.
>>5014293> Plot a course for the ultramack system and find these trade partners along the way to Olympia.We are going to miss the Ganth, but we are expanding our trade alliance.
>>5014441ThisBuild Trade, improve economies, build military and more needs to be done
Just realized something about this little federation that we are building.Maccrage, Nuceria and Olympia are Roman/Greek inspired, have a stable society and had acess to space, meanwhile De'Lormosa is a mess of tech levels, different cultures, and even dangerous climate.And of those 4 planets with primarchs, it's the upjumped maori tech barbarian the one unifying them, through mutual help and trade. Not even Guilliman's Ultramar had other primarchs and united different planets without cultural assimilation.And I find it very amusing.
>>5014293> Plot a course for the ultramack system and find these trade partners along the way to Olympia.>though we should make the interaction as brief as possible, because from my point of view the faster we get to Olympia the better
>>5014515That is funny
>>5014515>>MFW when the emperor finds Bobby G who points in our direction and ends up finding 4 for the price of one.Inb4 we tell dad to fuck off until we fix our world.in canon, it took the emperor around 39 years to physically meet Robert so usually we would have another 32 years to do our shit. but it seems the emperor is on our tail.
Hey, old man who was the most recent Primarch found.
>>5016295If I remeber right it was either bootleg Lieren or Ferrus Manus.
>>5016300Wait, I'm wrong, the last primarch found is Rogal Dorne, so Guilliman is the next on the line.The Emperor is going to get 4 primarchs, a sigilate and a hidden man of iron all at once.
>>5016308in that case, we have at most 2 years unless we chose to not get involved with Robert in which case we would have another 12 years. although it seems that the emperor is also speedrunning because the great crusade started around 798 and dorn was found at the latest 835. Perturabo estimates that he was "born" around 792 which should make use at this point around 43 years old instead of 7.I blame the warp.
>Marine: Gee Brother, I though someone with 4 zguns would be happy?>Marine 2: Nah, you're thinking of someone who found 4 Primarchs>Emps: I have to say this is pretty terrific
>>5016330Maybe the warp spit us late or something, we are at the very edge of the know galaxy after all.Or maybe the shard of the Emperor that changed our course is also using future meta-knowledge to speedrun the great crusade.
Arnoul De'Saan was once again running. This time to the command deck. "Legion Master! They have come out of the webway as you predicted sir!""Do they know we are here? How much time till planet fall?""Sir! They are still unaware of that we are on this moon, and it looks like we have ten minutes till planet fall.""Fantastic Work Captain! Let the boarding host know I will be joining them in the first wave, we will catch them off guard then our ships will ambush them from behind!""Yes sir!". And Arnoul Was running again.'If you can fill a minute, with sixty seconds of distance run.' Arnoul smirked as he ran towards the boarding host bay with what had become known as "The Titanfall" the elite host who were with him on that fateful afternoon."Sir it will be an honor to join you in battle once again!""Jorag! You're done with the work I see! Excellent job! It will be crucial for this task.""Don't we know it." Jorag says to you with his smile"What exactly is the plan for once we have our ships attacking the main xenos ship we are boarding?""We disembark after there is significant damage to the ship. We prevent those damn knife eared bastards from making planet fall at all cost." You respond "We will destroy their ships from both inside and out. This is great sir, but who will be coordinating the bombings on the ship are boarding?". Jorag asks"I myself and Master of Arms Silas." You say."Sir, respectfully do not get yourself killed.". Silas says over the combead."Wouldn't dare think of it Silas we have too much work to do after this. Our primary goal is always the crusade, this will be a key outpost in the future, however--"----> We must go reinforce our cousins from the 12th legion once we are done here and ensuring the compliance of this world.> We need to join with the Emperor in his push into Ultima Segmentum post haste!> We need to reinforce our cousins in the 10th legion, the Iron Hands have gone very far and could use our assistance.> Write in~~~
>>5016420For years if this crusade, you had been waiting for these signs.Ancient alarm klaxons blaring. The signal going off on and word from Terra reaching you at the front.One of the missing Archeo Ships has come on the radar.Yes. The Phalanx was the find of the century. But this alarm. Was from something so special only the Emperor and You knew what it was.It was practically out of the galaxy. ALL of these ships were list during the war against the abdominal intelligence. The great solo ships. Just one of them could accelerate the crusades timetable to a point the Emperor would be elated!Once more though, the old Archeo Tacheyon vox worked! And there were multiple voices. Granted it was in such a horrible dialect of Gothic, that it needed it's own name 'Pigin Gothic' the Emperor would jokingly call it. Yet, their security function was on. So even if the words came out the message was still, impossible.Now this.The one alarm you have been waiting for."We dont have much time. I have narrowed down the region of the large Adrathic burst. It is in the section you are pushing to. It is further in though. We confirmed, that kind of burst could have only come from A ship. This will be the third Archeo ship found. My agents, have heard rumors, that may interest you. "" More than a third Archeo ship? "" We may have found another primarch, rumored to be upon the planet Caliban." He says." Caliban? Are you sure? "" Yes sir.""This will interest the Emperor himself. Horus is pushing towards thay area now."--Tell the Emperor which first.>The Primarch on CalibanOr>The Archeo tech in ultima segmentum
>>5016330>>5016346Let's just say the crusade is slightly different this time around.
>>5016420>> We must go reinforce our cousins from the 12th legion once we are done here and ensuring the compliance of this world.>>5016421>>The Primarch on Caliban>>5016422Yeah, I figured something wonky was going on. it was just a matter of what is different.
Also, sorry for the radio silence!The vacation is fun. We have seen multiple National Parks a once endangered species and I have only been defenestrated for bad puns once!Tomorrow we see another park.Hopefully I am able to get in the next post.
>>5016420> We must go reinforce our cousins from the 12th legion once we are done here and ensuring the compliance of this world.>>5016421>The Primarch on Caliban
>>5016421> We need to join with the Emperor in his push into Ultima Segmentum post haste!>The Archeo tech in ultima segmentumI like tech.
>>5016420> We must go reinforce our cousins from the 12th legion once we are done here and ensuring the compliance of this world.>>5016421> The Primarch on Caliban>>5016673Anon, they think Nuceria has a DAoT vessel because scans picked up Kolinaisi's Adraithic Lightning Bolt.Admittedly, Nuceria and other worlds *do* have ancient tech, just not what they're expecting.
>>5016701Fine, I'm changing my vote to go after the Lion with the 12th.It may buy us an extra decade before being found
>>5016422Here's hoping that Special K can help save his brothers from Chaos faggotry (and themselves). Thus far he's done a good job ruining their plans, and I'd love to continue that trend.Actually, I wonder if having located and aided Angron means that he'll be able to help other Primarchs like Kolinaisi helped him. Kurze perhaps? Angron's empathic gifts providing a stabilizing influence and a moral guide that prevents Konrad from submitting to his own personal demons?
>>5017202How much do you want to bet that because we saved angron that sanguinenius will become Khorns champion.
>>5017322Well, he is is the one with the easiest way to fall to Khorne, thr khan and russ could be good targets too, but they shield themselves against spirits more.
Sorry long delay. ==You get up from your bed and Erihapti follows you to the chart room, basically a mess of maps, and terminals with numerous comms equipment that often has Gella, Jerah or Rongo mulling about.Your navigator also comes in occasionally to help out. Tonight? Nobody. You let the crew have their party and you go over the chart.After a few minutes of plotting it out and looking at the updated "warp current map you find that Ultramar/mack/mart whatever its called is a bit away, then again so is Olympia, but definitely not as far as Olympia.You can go there, you see its easy. Three routesRoute one: is a fast route and will take you right within the communications heart of the system. Route two: takes you to the edge and gives you the option to dip out if they decide to be unfriendly Route three: Takes you near a central planet and will boos broadcast range and maybe even a refuel if needed. As you go over this, something strange happens. A new voice you never heard over the Comm. "Hello? Does this thing even work? Is this on?" ==Which route do you plan >1>2>3How do you respond to the comm? > caution, who knows who this can be> friendliness, maybe learn more about them> curiosity, ask a few questions maybe wait for the old man to talk>help and joke, yeah the thing works mate but it's easier to chat when I know ya>ignore, you have no idea who this can be> write in
Don't worry Old Man>3>> caution, who knows who this can be
>>5018040>3>help and joke, yeah the thing works mate but it's easier to chat when I know ya
>>5018040>2> caution, who knows who this can beIs the genetically modified eldar on board or did we leave her on Nuceria QM
>>5018093She's on the ship>>5008198
>>5018040>>Route 3>>help and joke, yeah the thing works mate but it's easier to chat when I know ya
>>5018040>3>help and joke, yeah the thing works mate but it's easier to chat when I know yaSure even if they arnt on the level, theres no way they can actually do anything.Also is the voice male or female (if we can tell) ?
>>5018365Its a mans voice.
>>5018590Thanks.Wonder who it is, I presume the long range com the men of gold/sigilites used is with the old man.
You cautiously decide to approach with humor, it's a good way to learn more about people.Also your ma says you are hilarious and your da laughs at your jones so why not?You pull out the comm."Ya mate. I'm here. Comm works, but it's a lot easier to have a nice chit chat when you know who you chattin with. Just because i can't see ya doesnt mean we can't be nice.""How droll.""Mate thats a word i never heard before ive stolen a star boat from pirates.""Im not sure how to react to that kind of statement to be honest.""Mate ya tell me what droll means and the banter will be easier.""Droll means amusing. Or whimsical. Funny or quirky." "Ahh. Well mate now at least I know you have a good sense of humor." "When you do what I do, you have to." "Well mate nice to meet you I am.." and the old man jumps on."IF YOU SAY YOUR NAME TO SOME ONE YOU DON'T KNOW OVER THIS I AM GONNA WHUP YOU SO HARD YOU WISH YA MA BEAT YOU WITH THAT AXE INSTEAD OF HER SLIPPER." The old man shouts. "Ah I see multiple people use this." the man says. "ya. Ok, what we do then for introduction?" you ask. "In scenarios like this I just use an initial. In this case, I suppose Alpha would be appropriate." "I aint creative like you, so I will just go with Kappa." You say remembering the formal alphabet your Da taught ya. Its about time you use it like this. "Ah. Well then call me Mu, mister Alpha." "Great. Now that we are all acquainted, how does this thing work? Are you on the same planet as me?" "Welp. Thats easy to answer." You say"Oh how so?" Mister Alpha asks. "Alright. Ya outside?" "Yes as a matter of fact.""Can ya see the ocean or get their readily?" "Ha. There is no ocean on, oh. OH. Wow. So this works interstellar without an astropath? And some crazies in the middle of a jungle thought this thing let their gods talk to them. This thing must be thousands of years old." "Tens of thousands if we want to be really technical." The old man says. "So you two have the only working ones?" "As far as I know its just you and us." You say. "Well what if I want to talk to you again? I am kind of doing things where friends are good to have."-->"What Kind of things you doin?" >"We always have it by our side. If you need to talk just say it's you." > "Mate we are all doin things where friends are nice, but we have to be careful of Ganth and Drukharii" >"Well Mu doesn't sleep and I always pick up so dont be a stranger."> Write in
>"We always have it by our side. If you need to talk just say it's you."> "Mate we are all doin things where friends are nice, but we have to be careful of Ganth and Drukharii"
>>5019199> "Mate we are all doin things where friends are nice, but we have to be careful of Ganth and Drukharii">"Well Mu doesn't sleep and I always pick up so dont be a stranger."
>>5019199>>"What Kind of things you doin?">>"Well Mu doesn't sleep and I always pick up so dont be a stranger."
>>5019199> "Mate we are all doin things where friends are nice, but we have to be careful of Ganth and Drukharii"> If Alpha is an enemy of the Ganth, sharing the information you've gained can only help.Until the bastards are broken, a great deal of caution is warranted. Also, if this is who I think it is, I fucking love you Old Man. We are going to spread so many glorious SHENANIGANS it's unbelievable.
>>5019451We need to introduce Alpha to Frank, I think they would get along.
"Mate, I always answer and Mu never sleeps." You say"I am a busy man though." Old man says in such a manner that he was probably doing something."And we all need friends. Just right now we are in a position where we are dealing with the Ganth and the Drukharii. So we have to be very careful.". You say as Gella walks in and you motion for her to be quiet which is astounding because boots is on her shoulder looking at Erihapti and you. " The Ganth have been odd lately. I've been tasked with hunting various, threats and they have disappeared which would be a rare moment of clarity for them. The Drukharii though, they are a cruel and cunning foe.". Mister Alpha says. "We fought off their last raid. We won and I personally defeated their leader. I imagine they may try to rally with a larger force and fight. As for the Ganth, as far as I have heard they are leavin the galaxy goin waaaay out north east or so far south that they can't be found. Personally if I see em again, I aint gonna fight them fancy, just gonna disintegrate them. They dont deserve a good fight. " you say and Mister Alpha makes a weirdly familiar noise. " They must have done your planet harm." " Generations of it. We are just now cleaning up the trash." You say."I may contact you soon, but for now, know that our interests are very much aligned. If you ever get a tip on movement from any stranger xenos let me know.". Mister Alpha says. ---> Strange like the Rak Gol? > Strange like genetically engineered Aeldari? > What kind of weird? > Tell him all of the weird xenos Frank has told you about that the Ganth deal with. > He probably doesnt have time for speculation, let him go and wish him well. > Write in.
>>5020036> What kind of weird? Like the Rak Gol or Aeldari?
>>5020036> What kind of weird? Lot of damn weird shit we are running into.
>>5020036> He probably doesnt have time for speculation, let him go and wish him well.Anons you do know that this means we have a third person on the interstellar radio between us and old man back home, this means there is a big chance that we will get eavesdropped on our conversations for the foreseeable future unless we take it from this alpha guy or somehow change the frequency to a different one to secure our conversations This isn't from the ship's communication device All in all we are going to have to be careful with what we say on the radio now, don't want to leak anything sensitive like our homeworld location or our brothers, heck even info about our man of iron friend
>>5020036>> What kind of weird?
>>5020036> What kind of weird? Cyborg orks? Genetically modified Eldar? Or even Rak'Gouls slaves?
>>5020036>What kind of weird? Cyborg orks? Genetically modified Eldar? Or even Rak'Gouls slaves?
>>5020270>>5020174If enough people vote for it.
>>5020281har har har
>>5020114Changing to >>5020174
>>5020281Frank is going to kill us for ruining opsec, but I don't care.Wildcard all the way.
"Weird as enslaved Rak Gol? Or Weird like genetic modified and enslaved Aeldari. Or more like weird like cyborg orks?" you ask.Gella stifles a laugh.The old man makes his standard bark he makes when he has a good belly laugh.You hear a weird noise over the radio that sounds like something got spat out." I am sorry but cyborg orks and enslaved Rak Gol? How? Rak Gol live on the far fringes and are never taken alive but a cyborg ork? What? How did you deal with that?""Like any other beastie. The best I can and with a little style.""Wait you killed them both?""Which ones?" You ask"That implies there were multiple Rak Gol." Mister Alpha says."Well yeah. My friend fought the Ork. Ganth get all kinds of weird beasties." You point out, realizing the Rak Gols hide would probably nake a good harness for Erihapti."That, bit of intelligence helps. We only know one place that could happen so that gives me an idea where they could be heading. But that is far. So I am guessing you are out in the farthest reaches too.". Mister Alpha says."I'd tell ya, but we don't know who else is listening to us. And right now I am ob my next mission to find another Ganth outpost." You say."That is fair. What if we do a radio check in in say 72 hours?" he asks.--> yes>no> different amount of time.
>>5020359Do we know how long the warp travel to ultramar would take old man, or if the comunicator worka mid-travel?
>>5020380Comm works through warp travel, you would know that.You have calculated that ultramar will add on a week tops.
Also, many of are wondering probably "old man, who lit a fire under your ass with all these updates?"Well fun part about star gazing on a cloudy night is waiting around in the cold.This portion is also full of smaller updates like this.
>>5020387In that case I see no problems with reporting in 3 days>>5020359> yes
>>5020359> YesRegularly sharing info on mutual enemies sounds fine, we can try for friendlier contact later. Aso, Fuck year, Alpharius!> inb4 Primarch Podcast
"ya. That seems doable." You say and the three of you exchange pleasantries. "So someone else found one of them comms huh?" Gella asks as boots hesitantly camps on the table."Yep. I found a route to Olympia where we go through the Ultramar sector. It should serve us well but I have some concerns that maybe we need to stop and get more supplies and more than a few things to bring back with us as bounty." You say and Gella nods." Yeah surprisingly not a lot of loot or booty for this world. What we are taking should at least make the crew paid well, but Deliah and I just had a conversation, and well it aint good." she says" Oh?"" Yeah. So the arms we gave to Angron and Cinncinatus for the rebellion, we arent getting that back right? ". She asks" No. Those guns are to insure this population remains free or at least to some extent." You respond." Well, then we have enough material in the protolathe and fabrication labs to replace all the weapons given. " she says" Thats good though!""And that is it. We need to find tons of raw material and that is no exaggeration. While the Something Fierce can extract since You Nasi and I fixed the extraction array, we still need to find the raw material to do so." Gella says."So I need to look for an asteroid or a barren material planet akong the way to Olympia." you ask and Gella nods==> Chart that out too, you can rest afterwards.> Ask Angron in the morning if it is alright to use some resources> Dont alter the course, there are materials nearby along the way> Use the nearby moons, the probably have resources enough for weapons and it aint harming anyone.
>>5022463>Ask Angron if we can mine some of tge asteroids and moons to replenish our fabricators.>Promise that we will find someway to pay him back for it.
>>5022463Ask angron if we can get resources from the moon
>>5022463>Ask to use asteroids/moon, offer compensation in future.
"We'll talk to angron about a moon trip or an asteroid tomorrow." You tell Gella and she nods."Sounds good captain, Delia, also requested after all she had done if she can nap in the Captain quarters tonight?" Gella asks. "Gella, who has slept in the captains quarters?" you ask, as while you keep a track of everything and the schedule the captains quarters were one thing you really didnt care if people borrowed the room and sleep because you can sleep on sand an concrete. " I did once, Jera multiple times, Yana once, Meera twice, Nasi many times, Rongo did once, and every chainbreaker. Deliah normally sleeps in the fancy room she made out of the old wardens room.""she can of course. I am probably gonna relieve Jerah and take a nap eventually." You say and Gella then pats Erihapti. "We all have come a real long way. This has all been so surreal to me. But, I am happy you got to find your brother. Lets hope the next few stops are as rewarding." Gella says before a smile and she walks out. You get up and go to the deck, where Jerah is standing looking dead tired. " Mate You ok? " you ask him" Spirits love ya mate, I need a nap amd a shower. Today was hard. We are just in a hover hold now, but if I see another blast of light I am gonna just lose it." he says. "We'll talk about it later mate, anything I need to address?" You say and the tired Jerah gives you a hastily written note pad. __You can address one right now. >Monkeys are riding goats. No further explanation >Lancer is having problems finding replacement tools/things.> Frank is suspicious of some of the people wanting to join the chain breakers. Apparently there are at least 5.> Nasi says Pygmallius is trying to make improvements to the ship while carving himself out a space> Yana says the Aeldari genetic "angel" wants to see you as she seems to be doing better.
>>5022996>Lancer is having problems finding replacement tools/things.Dammit old man, why do you tempt me with funky monkeys?
>>5022996>Monkeys are riding goats. No further explanationFor the monkeys we should just grab then by the scruff and take them with us to see lancer>Lancer is having problems finding replacement tools/things.Then see> Nasi says Pygmallius is trying to make improvements to the ship while carving himself out a spaceTo drop of the monkeys before we go sleep, or we could sleep with the monkeys
>>5023109I'm pretty sure we can just do one anon.Otherwise I would see the monkeys.
>>5022996> Yana says the Aeldari genetic "angel" wants to see you as she seems to be doing better.This one is probably important. I don't think she can give him too much information on her kin, since I recall she was sold as a slave while young-ish, but she could help enlighten K further on psychic and spiritual matters so he doesn't blunder into any REALLY BAD SHIT(tm).I also notice that we've recruited yet another fair maiden to the crew. Kolinaisi seems awfully fond of the opposite sex for a demi-god built without carnal instincts. Imagine what his momma will think!As for the other options; the monkeys are just especially fuzzy kids having fun (taming battle spider-goats to lead into the fray armed with digi-cannons and kinetic fields when?), I trust Pygmalius won't do anything substantially dangerous or reckless (that's Rauraru's job, heh), we might be able to help Lancer properly after we gather more ore for the lathes, and Frank is suspicious of everybody at least a little bit (though I also think future recruiting could do with screening by three or more senior members of the crew, such as Delia, Jerah and a fellow Chain Breaker).
>>5022996> Yana says the Aeldari genetic "angel" wants to see you as she seems to be doing better.
You decide to handle lancer first. The maiden you performed surgery on needs to recover and needs at least a fee more hours of rest. This 31 hour day on this planet is really weird and makes medical calculations difficult.The "monkeys on goats" can honestly be dealt with by frank or Nasi, whichever you see first.However, Lancer, needing tools replaced is something only you or Meera could do, and you can honestly, having tested it before, go a full two weeks without a nap at optimal efficiency. You just get "cranky" as your mother points out.As you walk down gangway, you spot Nasi running full tilt."Would talk cap but have to catch our new friends!" he says running past.You nod. 'That kid deserves the captains share for how hard he works. ' you mutter under your breath as you get to the main bay."Lancer!" you shout out and the man lets out a yelp as he bangs his head on something he is working on."Kolinaisi, your timing is impeccable. I assume you got the message from what I told Jerah?" he aks"Just you need new tools, we got a fab lab you know." you point out."yeah. Problem is that it aint that simple. Unless that fab has the unique tools on its file, then it isnt gonna matter. Ancestors, I have been on this ship so long I am talkin like you." he says with a chuckle. "How can I help?" you ask"there are a few ways, but what would be best is you help me with one part and I do the other part." He says and you nod and listen.From his explanation, you need to build an additive welder, like what you gave Jerah to repair his ship, he needs a really powerful cutting tool, and he needs of all the crazy things you have heard a hoist harness, because the forklift (probably the most noble machine spirit on the ship) isnt quite balanced enough weight wise to lift individual limbs to work on."This would be easier if we had a sacristan station, but I work with what we have." he says.You nod and think on which to help with-->The additive welder, which like many other things would have multiple purposes> They heavy cutter, another dual purpose item that can be used for repairs or even a weapon> the hoist lift, which would be good for holding up other heavy things that you haven't dealt with yet> modification of the forklift, because it would be slightly more practical than the hoist and it would probably see a lot of use> write in, because Old Man may have left out something that could work better
>>5023557>The additive welder, which like many other things would have multiple purposesCan we make it become so hot it cuts? Or maybe wire a power blade to the energy source, so it can double as a cutter if nescessary. That way lancer can work on the modified forklift that works as a hoist too, meaning we get to have two tools that do the job of four, saving space and time.
>>5023557>The additive welder, which like many other things would have multiple purposes
>>5023557>The additive welder, which like many other things would have multiple purposes>>5023577>See if we can make a cutter mode etc for it.
>>5023774Agree to make a cutter mode for the welder
>>5023557> modification of the forklift, because it would be slightly more practical than the hoist and it would probably see a lot of use
>>5023557> Ask the machine spirits what they would like to do, and how you can best assist them in their tasks.WE NEED MORE MINERALS COMMANDER! Also, when does Kolinaisi chat with the Titan?> inb4 he's a fan of puns, a sign of true enlightenment
>>5025327>SupportAsk the spirits
You consider asking the spirit of the machine itself, but realize that they would probably recognize the need for an additive welder."We could make an additve welder, and I think I may have the tools for a cutter for it." You say"So long as your idea of a cutter isnt a modified adriathic weapon like on your axe I am fine with that.". Lancer says and to test him your grin and smile turns into a frown"Kolinaisi you cannot just annihilate every problem you encounter!" he says. Then you smile again"Just kidding ya mate we have an actual heat cutter" you say and he laughs a littl"Besides if we were using that kind of cutter it would be volkite." you say and he looks at you seriously again, which you then grin at him"You island folk have a grim sense of humor." he says"Naw thats not grim. Let's go make them tools mate." You say and Lancer nods. The trip to the tool room is eventful and you playfully grab the volkite cutter meera made with the lable 'For really big mistakes' then put it back and grab the more reasonable inferno cutter. A quick trip down to the fab and some input into the pad, thanks to your 'friend' from the hive city for upgrading your data tablet to have a seamless interface, you are able to plug in and have an additive welder/cutter/sintering combo in very little time. When the pair of you get back down, he gets ready to go to work and you offer to help. Which he readily accepts. You offer also to commune with the machine spirit of the knight, to see if you would fix it more efficiently. After about a five minute fill of astonished remarks and how some would find this highly unorthodox- he says it is up to you.--Commune with the knights machine spirit? >y/n?
>>5025954>yMaybe the knight wants something too.
>>5025954Oh absolutely> Yes"Hey yo bro, we working on some stuff, man. Tools 'n' upgrades, y'know. You want anything?"> -I ONLY DESIRE TO CRUSH THE XENOS FILTH BENEATH MY FEET AND GRIND THEIR CITIES TO RUIN-"Uhuh."> -MY CORE SYSTEMS ROAR FOR BATTLE AND CONQUEST ACROSS THE COSMOS-"Yah."> -TO EXTERMINATE THE PARASITIC ABOMINATIONS IS THE PUREST JOY-"Right."> -BUT I WOULD ALSO BE GREATLY PLEASED TO WIELD A VOLCANO CANNON LIKE MY MIGHTY BRETHREN-"Sounds good mate."> -IT IS NOT A GOOD MORNING UNTIL MY ENEMIES ARE ASHES ON THE WIND-
First day back on the job and got moved to a better position. Neat. __>>5026471.. I swear there are time travelers...You send a pulse of electric energy up and begin the communication. It doesn't go how you thought it would in your head..."IT'S TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH US""IT ACTUALLY THINKS IT'S CAN DETECT OUR EMOTIONS AND SENSES THROUGH SOME SORT OF STRANGE FLESH SENSE."You give a surprised look. The machine spirit, while very bellicose is also, a conglomerate, or a better word in your mind would be"Your like a family roasting a dumb second cousin aint ya." You send back "HE CAN UNDERSTAND US!""Apparently there is a first time for everything!""It's different than processing through the throne mechanicum he can actually communicate with us effectively through this, strange electrical sense!""IT'S LIKE ONE OF THOSE STRANGE MONSTERS WE FOUGHT BEFORE, THE ONE WITH THE GIANT TEETH AND NOSE WITH -""YES, EVERYONE REMEMBERS IT. TELL US LAD, WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF STRANGE ELECTRIC MONSTERS?" You have just the story. "Well I did fight a giant electric shark eel, it had teeth I use as daggers. I defeated it in a single blow with my fists." You communicate and the machine spirits make an excited humming noise "HA! THAT IS THE RIGHT WAY. PUNCH THE THING DEAD. YES. YOU DEFINETLY SHOWED IT. BUT WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO COMMUNICATE WITH US? IT IS QUITE PLEASANT TO COMMUNE WITH SOMEONE NEW, BUT IT SEEMS A BIT ODD, YOU JUST BROUGHT SOME KIND OF TOOL, THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN MANY A GENERATION, SOMETHING OLD, YET- NEW? PLEASE EXECUSE US, THIS FORM OF COMMUNICATION WITH A FORM AS YOURSELF, IT'S RATHER, DIFFICULT. WHILE WE IMAGINE IT IS PROBABLY MORE SIMPLE WITH OTHER MACHINE SPIRITS THAT ARE YOUNGER AND NOT QUITE AS VAST, FOR US, THIS IS- INTERESTING." The spirit measures it's communication as stingy as Rongo does certain rum rations - yet it's vocabulary is either quite antiquated or robust. You are not sure which. It seems to enjoy the communication though. Well, I wanted to ask you, if there is anything we could do, to help you? If there was anything else you nee-""THAT POWERFUL BLASTER. CAN YOU MAKE A BIGGER ONE?""May-""THERE ARE CERTAIN WEAPONS THAT CAN BE MINATURIZED THAT ARE TITANIC IN NATURE, WE COULD DEFINETLY FIT IT AS A DEFENSIVE TURRET" "I wil-""I DON'T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND, WE WANT TO TRY TO HAVE YOUR AXE BLASTER CANNON UPSCALED AND PUT AS THE BEAM IN THE LANCE, IT WOULD MAKE US MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE IN BATTLE, WE COULD ALSO UPGRADE THE HYDRAULICS IN OUR LEGS SO WE CAN MOVE A BIT FASTER. THE SHIELD IF WE COULD-""Mate. I will handle these issues as I can, and list them to Lancer. I can do minor upgrades and key repairs right now until I get more resources. Is there any minor upgrade or key repair that would be crucial?" You ask barely able to get it in. There is silence. For but a moment.
>>5027145 "I STILL SAY THE LANCE. BUT. WE DO NEED SOME NON VISIBLE REPAIRS DONE TO THE MAIN CIRCUITS, WHICH IS TRIVIAL AS FAR AS A FIX BUT IS IMPORTANT. WE COULD ALSO USE THE HYDRAULICS MAINTAINENCED AND EVENTUALLY UPGRADED IN OUR LEGS AND ARMS. OUR SHIELD NEEDS TO HAVE IT'S CHECK UP. WE WILL DISCUSS MORE OF THIS WHEN YOU HAVE MORE MATERIALS TO SPARE." "Of course mate. I will start on this soon. Thank you for the chat!" You let out and then you remove your hand. "That was new." Lancer says"Why what happened?" You ask. "Oh nothing it's just that it made noises and you started the whole weird blue glow thing and the machine also had a weird blue tinge like manafire, and I could swear on my ancestors it felt like the knight was actually watching you.""Well we did talk. It has a whole boatload of stuff it wants done, but only so much can be done right now." "Well that is somewhat reassuring." Lancer states. "I am more concerned about how long the communication took." You ask"Not long? It has- time passes differently for you when you do this?" He asks. " I rarely know. Sometimes it feels longer. Sometimes it seems shorter than it has been. The way I communicate with machine spirits is incredibly unique even to me. I don't think anyone else would get it. I think it's the way I handle electricity, and how I use it. The old man he explained it to me, that I have an actual machine spirit bound with me." You say. "Well, that makes sense, in whatever sense you make as an individual. We got a long journey, I have some things to do, and I will start on any of those repairs if you can tell them to me." Lancer says and you write them down for him. You then walk the decks and go back up towards your cabin, which you realize right before you get there, that you let Deliah take. So you go back to Captains deck.Meera is there passed out at one of the desks, as she probably fell asleep waiting for you. Frank is sleeping, standing up, propped against a post. And Nasi is pretending to be Captain at the wheel. You smile and come up to him. "You definetly will be a good captain." You say"You think so?" He asks. "Yeah. So you waiting for me too?" You ask. "Well, frank was here, then Meera came in. But Meera passed out first from tired. Then Frank's been like that for a little bit. I already got my nap in though, so I am not tired like everyone else." He says. "That may be true, but children your age also need a bit more sleep." You point out to him. " I got plenty of sleep throughout the day. I nap more and have less long sleep cycles." He says. "I do that too. But be careful. What do we need to talk about first?" You ask. "Well, those two had important stuff too." __> Talk to Nasi, then deal with them on an individual basis.> Wake them, then talk to Nasi.
>>5027149>> Talk to Nasi, then deal with them on an individual basis.
>>5027149> Talk to Nasi, then deal with them on an individual basis.If the Emperor finds us soon enough, we may be able to induct him in the legion.
>>5027207he'd make a great techmarine.
I honestly am trying to find the person who did the new lieren art, that I missed while I have been super busy because that was amazing, so if anyone knows the artist I will get to getting us some more Kolinaisi art.Unless ya'll want woodcut. Which will take forever.
>>5027291Have you tried asking the anon that comissioned it over at our brother quest Old Man?I think he is of the anons that likes discussing the quest during the downtime instead of just posting and leaving, but I could be wrong.But I would enjoy woodcut either way, I find it a very interesting type of art.
>>5027149> Talk to Nasi, then deal with them on an individual basis.>>5027291A woodcut seems thematically appropriate for the Privateer/Space Pioneer Primarch.Just don't push off REAL LIFE(tm). Enjoy your time with your lady. Decompress.
>>5027149> Talk to Nasi, then deal with them on an individual basis.
"Nasi, you are here, you are up. You thought it was important enough, tell me." You say and he nods quickly. "I got the Jokearo back in their area. It took some time and I had to use fruit, but they are back in their room. They like to ride on the goats for some reason." He says"Thank ya lad. What else have you got for me?" You ask knowing that he has more simply from the look on his face."The big burst of energy earlier, which was what you did- it activated certain sensors on the ship." Nasi says. "Which ones?" You ask. "The ones that didn't work before. They work now. I am finding out what they do, but I am having difficulty with that. I will need your help. Now the ship, is at 100 percent! But it's weird that the blast is what activated it like that." He says, and your not quite sure if that was it."Is there anything else?" You ask kindly as you sit down next to him. "Ya. I was worried about you. The fight sounded really scary. I know you can beat anyone, but it sounded really bad." He says and you nod. "I was fine. I have lots of friends and my honor guard, and you and Jerah were watching over me with the ship." You say. "Still, what if it's a bigger ship next time?" "The fierce can out do a lot of ships bigger than it." You say. "But what if it's a big ship like the fierce?" He asks. "Then we got experience, and a good tech crew to keep it running. If I come down later will you show me the sensors?" You ask and he nods. "Ok. Be a good lad and wait for me down there I will deal with these two." You say. You look at Meera and Frank, and realize that they both could probably be woken up at the same time and talked to, but you also realize that you are one of the few on board who can run on so little sleep. __>> Wake them both up, best deal with them together. >> Wake up Frank - then Meera>> Wake up Meera- Then Frank. ==There will be additional content later. I have to trouble shoot a laptop with a black screen and get food for tonight.
>>5028084>> Wake up Frank - then Meerabecause ma said women need their beauty sleep.
>>5028084>> Wake up Meera- Then Frank.She feel asleep first, so she wakes up first.
>>5028084>>> Wake up Meera- Then Frank.
>>> Wake up Meera- Then Frank.
>>5028084>> Wake up Frank - then Meera
You walk over to Meera and gently tap her."No Mom i dont want to go to school today" she lets out before waking up then looking at you startled."You know for someone as big as you are you know how to be sneaky cap" Meera says."what did you need to talk about?" you ask and she pulls out some paper and a book and the tablet."The vehicle from earlier, I was able to transfer the data and take some notes on it. We can reproduce them on De'lormosa. It would probably help greatly considering island terrain in some areas, but I think it would be best to keep a limited run." she says." Why? " you ask, wondering her opinion."Did you see how the technology was almost exclusively in the hands of the rich? To much convenient life changes people. Granted there is a difference from a harsh and hard life from normal, but opulence seems to follow when there is too much easy. With our planet, what we are doing will change things for the better, but not so much that we change. Sure short distance travel made easy isnt gonna turn us into slavers, but it may get some people too comfy and too lazy. Our planet is hard in a lot of ways that we can't be gettin complacent. Having free time to surf and have a little fun after hard work is one thing, but gettin to the point where we dont work at all seems risky. Too much at stake. So, I want to ask, in the future, do you want me to screen the technology I find through you? Or do you think I am being a bit over cautious? Can I handle this?" she asks outloud.-->" You are good at this, and I trust your judgment. I wouldn't mind seeing anything ya want to show me though. After you get at least a nap in. ">"Its a good idea bring it to me first and we can screen em together. First though, get some sleep." >" I get what you are sayin Meera, but De'lormosa is different. I think you saw a lot of things today and got a bit self critical is all. No need for us to make such a rule yet. You get some rest ya?"
>>5028675>"Its a good idea bring it to me first and we can screen em together. First though, get some sleep."
>>5028675>Meera, the High Riders held back the technology to opress their slaves and plebs, it was not the tech that corrupted them, but they that corrupted the technology. No matter how hardy and experienced in combat men are, if their opponent have advanced armor and weapons and you obly have a wooden axe, they will win. That's how the Ganth been holding back De'Lormosa for so long, only when we took their texhnology and truned against them that we won.>A man that was raised with a balanced diet, trips to the doctor and having proper exercise will be stronger than a starved primitive, he will only be less desperate. We De'Lormosan aren't hardy because of our planet being dangerous, we are because the hive scientist been influencing our bloodlines for generations for the Ganth. It was science that made us strong, not nature.Sorry Meera, but you are completly wrong and I can't let it stay that way.
>>5028688You ever write someone as erroneous and sleep deprived only to have them appear to seem completely wrong and somewhat moronic?Cause I think thats what I did.
>>5028709I don't see it Old Man, thinking that technology make people weaker and that ancient humans were supermen is common thought.It's kind of weird that the smart, technology focused member of the honour guard to say it, but I can understand she is having doubts because of all the fucked up things that the high riders did.
>>5028716>common thought.Sorry, I forgot that in the anglosphere common sense is a positive phrase.I meant to say a common misconception/ common belief.
>>5028716>>5028727To give you and everyone insight, she has seen a lot and been through a lot, and most of the honor guard is running on very low sleep. Meera while tech savvy has issues with self doubt, as each honor guard has issues. After seeing the horror of what can happen with very little sleep, even Meera asks 'am I being paranoid?' While I didn't put in the write in because I am at work, and it slipped, it is available.
>>5028747So she meant the horrors of technology, not the weakining of men.She probably should have mentioned how the nail were turned from a therapeutic treatment to one of slavery and torture, instead of airplanes making people soft.I'm hanging on my write-in though, or atleats the beggining of it. It's bot tech that makes people evil, it's evil men who use tech to do their biding. A dedicated asshole will find a way to control people wheter he bangs rocks or types on a keyboard.
>>5028675>write in> this seems like a topic we should discuss in depth once you've had some proper sleep, since this will affect the future of our world, once we get back to De'lormosa we can go through the technology you have found and go through it with old man as a advisor on how it could be utilized and how we can limit its use to help our people No reason to come to a conclusion for somthing that will affect the future of our home right now while we are still moving from world to world where we will undoubtedly find more tech > can I ask you to keep records of everything you find in a secure storage device to be throughly looking through and discussed at a later date, ask Pygmallius for assistance if you would like
You look at her.She is exhausted, more than you have seen before. You smile and you hold her. "Meera. The High Riders held back the technology to oppress their slaves and the people , it was not the tech that corrupted them, but the Riders that corrupted the technology. No matter how hardy and experienced in combat men are, if their opponent have advanced armor and weapons and you only have a wooden axe, they will win. That's how the Ganth been holding back De'Lormosa for so long, only when we took their technology and turned against them that we won.A man that was raised with a balanced diet, trips to the doctor and having proper exercise will be stronger than a starved primitive, he will only be less desperate. We De'Lormosan aren't hardy because of our planet being dangerous, we are because the hive scientist been influencing our bloodlines for generations for the Ganth. It was science that made us strong, not nature. I know you are tired and I know you have worries after what you saw today. You go get some sleep. We surf finish business, then leave. " you say and she nods and walks off. " Wow. I wasnt quite expecting that reaction" frank says. "How long you been awake?" you ask"The whole time. I am not as bad as Charon though. You see he sleeps with his eyes open?" Frank asks, and it is something you have noticed and almost secretly wish you could do. "What do you need Frank." you ask as he un props himself from the pillar and walks about. "I finished all interrogation and interviews. I have come to the conclusion that we honestly need to probably screen people not from De'lormosa and that we probably need to do something I am not sure how you feel about." Frank says. "Tell it to me Frank we got nothin between us" You say and he nods. "A spy ring. Not because its my skill, but we are fighting the Ganth and those who traffic human misery. We're good at recon, honestly some of the best I have seen, and your skill at naval and battle tactics are developing faster than you grow. Which is even crazier with how tall you are. I think at this rate with what we are doing, this little merry band of pirates.""Ahem" you cough politely the way your father taught you to draw attention Frank's grievous error. "Sorry. Merry band of Privateer Liberators on a stolen void fleet" "Thank You." you respond. "We need a lot more people and ships, which the old man is working on, but we need spies." > "What would you do? You have done this for years mate.">"I guess we form a small group of people who have been a lot of places. Find me a bunch of em. We start there. Only take volunteers." >"Let's see if any of Angrons planet has people that want to try this profession." >"Its gonna be a lot of work. We'll start tomorrow after your grommet self finally gets on a board after Arona told me you could swim."> Write in
>>5029636For reference since I cant do color options on the phone,The first and fourth option are blue the third option is red.Also sorry for the sudden shift in posting hours. Work is new and exciting.
>>5029637The fourth one is blue, because this would actually lean into the memes slightly of being a more banter heavy primarch.
>"Its gonna be a lot of work. We'll start tomorrow after your grommet self finally gets on a board after Arona told me you could swim."
>>5029636>"Well Frank, you are the little bird that hears everything, so I'm leaving it up to you.">"But first, we are going to hit the beach. Aruna told me ya can swin, and the Black be dammed if I let friends and family not know how to surf"I feel bad about being so harsh to Meera, but it needed to be done.
>>5029642Actually, did we tell Frank that we recruited one of the spies? He may try to hurt him if he sees him walking around. Also it would be good for Frank to keep an eye on him, just in case he tries to send reports.
>>5029636>what would you do>I guess we form a small group of volunteers. It doesn't matter if they come from De'Lormosan or angrons planet.
>>5029663Agreed. Adding to votes
>>5029636> "It's gonna be a lot of work. We'll start tomorrow after your grommet self finally gets on a board after Arona told me you could swim.">>5029638You can't just say that and expect me not to pick it. It's like posting mystery boxes.
"Frank. I'm gonna let you take the lead, since it seems like you are the little bird that hears everything." You say and he nods. "But just so you know, I took on one of the spies, they are gonna be working for us." You say. "Which one? The dumb one or the bad one?" Frank asks. "The bad one according to you. He'd probably be a good scout." You say and he shrugs. "Maybe. Part of me felt he was trying to get caught. My spycraft training has been limited to books and learning as I go. Mostly Counter Intelligence, Counter Sniping and Regular Sniping in addition to some gathering. I feel honored that you feel I can do the job. I'll learn more I guess." He says. You know he will do good, he just needs to put work in, speaking of..."But that can wait till tomorrow. Arona told me ya can swim. The whole Black be damned if one of mine can't surf." You say and Frank looks a little nervous. "Alright, I am fine with that. What should I draw from for spies?" He asks. "Only volunteers for now, trusted ones. The way it looks, it takes a special person to do that role. Ask around you'll know what to do." You say and he nods but before walking off he tosses you a small trinket which you catch. "What is this?" You ask. "It's a key to something else when you figure it out. It's a puzzle though." Frank says. You smile and you fiddle with it as You an Erihapti head towards the captain's chair to take a quick nap. There is much that must be done, but it can be done in the morning. ----When Kolinaisi slept that night. He had a vision. How did it start? You can pick only one! >> A Great and Powerful Shark, defending ocean life from ___>> The Black Volcano, Pango ele'ele Nui, Erupting and turning white>> The Leviathan, ʻO ka mea nui loa rising from the waves.>> A Large man standing against a giant rogue wave>> Five Men, of five different tribes, breaking bread at a table>> Your Father and You fishing>> You watching the stars over your favorite surfing spot.
Also, just to let ya'll know, because I didn't say-Vacation went awesome. I actually got to surf and visit some national parks. I got to see military friends, and see some cool wildlife, and had some good times. I will try to update at least twice a day, as long as I can phone post at my new position.
>>5031201All these choices are too good!> The Black Volcano, Pango ele'ele Nui, Erupting and turning whiteSeems the most ominous
>>5031201>> A Large man standing against a giant rogue wave
>>5031213This is just the start.
>>5031201>> The Leviathan, ʻO ka mea nui loa rising from the waves.I don't want the volcano, I'm not ready to fight a Necron dynasty.>>5031203Nice, now you can describe Frank learning how to surf from personal experience.
>>5031201>> The Black Volcano, Pango ele'ele Nui, Erupting and turning white
>>5031201>> A Great and Powerful Shark, defending ocean life from ___MYSTERY BOX!!! I can already tell what this is though.Fuck you Chaos! You're all bitter cunts!
>>5031201>> A Great and Powerful Shark, defending ocean life from ___
>>5031220Changing to>> A Great and Powerful Shark, defending ocean life from ___
---The Great Shark was vicious and disruptive in the ocean.The squids, sea snakes, jelly fish and murderfin were not from this part of the ocean. Not even from this sea.They were invasive and they were many.The shark was able to defeat the beasts one on one and many. It had to stay moving, and it was outnumbered. The shark was smart. It could defeat the invaders, but then more beasts started to arrive. They were lil butchers. He could handle them but they were assisting the others. Throwing life off balance. They had to be entering the sea from somewhere. The butchers couldn't swim deep.---What did the shark do next? PICK ONE>> dove deep and began attacking the beasts from below using guile and stealth.>> began rallying other sea life to fight creating a stronger ecosystem>> dividing the invaders turning them on each other weakening them. >> remembered the story of the ancient leviathan, and swam hard to the surface to leap into the air.
>>5031511>>> began rallying other sea life to fight creating a stronger ecosystem
>>5031511>> began rallying other sea life to fight creating a stronger ecosystemThe jumping shark seems cool, but this is closer to what koli been doing things
>>5031511>> Sound the call. Gather your brothers and sisters, cousins and kindred, sons and daughters. Let the waters churn and cloud over with the blood of your foes.SHARK ARMY!
>> Sound the call. Gather your brothers and sisters, cousins and kindred, sons and daughters. Let the waters churn and cloud over with the blood of your foes.
>>5031511>> began rallying other sea life to fight creating a stronger ecosystem
This one is a little bit shorter, but there is good reason. __The Great Shark began rallying other sea life. Correcting the natural order, and reviving the ecosystem, the ocean to what it was once. It worked. Slowly at first, not many creatures were able to fight the invaders, but when working as a school, the ocean was able to work right. The other animals began fighting the invading creatures and other non natives. And More predators appeared. More Sharks. At first it was just one other shark. One with Red Lines it was aggressive and strong.Then a great sword shark it was fast and it's movements were tactical with the rest of the school. Then a great hammer head, it's movements precise, direct. Soon many lesser sharks appeared and it became a feeding frenzy. The invaders soon retreated. Not many left. However something was wrong. There was a greater predator out and about. __What did the shark do? Pick one. >> Hunt with the other sharks for the greater predator>> Seek out the king shark to help>> Protect the sea, and prepare for whatever was coming.
>>5031949>> Protect the sea, and prepare for whatever was coming.
>>5031949>>> Protect the sea, and prepare for whatever was coming.
>>5031949Preparing the sea sounds like a defensive action. I prefer being pro-active about hostile infestations.>> Hunt with the other sharks for the greater predator.>> Gather the school, your many kith and kindred. With so many eyes and noses, there is no place the vile beast can hide.
>>5031949Also, I see what's happening here.> The Great Sharks are the Primarchs.> The lesser sharks are Astartes.> The King Shark is the Emperor.> The hidden beast is Chaos.Actually, because I'm a wishy-washy bastard, changing my vote >>5032314>> Seek out those other, stranger denizens of the reefs and the deeps; they may not be your kindred, but all must defend the Ocean if they wish to survive.
And so, the Great Sharks prepared the sea from reef to reef.Unifying and reinforcing the other sea creatures as only they could.Preparing for the great coming storm and what lurked beyond, not knowing that King Shark was aware. Not knowing that King Shark was pleased.--While Kolinaisi slept in the captains chair after many days hard work the Old Man, was finally ready for checks."This took a while. Computer, inform me of research node tests and any immediate information that can be acted upon.""Research node has found: 537 upgrades that can be made to the ship, 27 found in the last 5 hours from cross check of security camera on sister ship 'Something Fierce'" the computer stated as it would. " Figured. Begin line printout of all. Using previous preferences and environmental knowledge of galaxy state give me a list of recommendations, 5 upgrades that can be started on the ship, preferably ones that can be copied and shared to the ships bank. Then I would like 5 quality of life improvements that can immediately be implemented on this planet as a result of said research. Also prepare a meal, for me, surprise me."" 'surprise meal protocol engaged' meal selected : Bun Thit Non and Saki. Note on research selection protocol , what is theoretical active ship population during activity? "" Current max population of ships capacity?"" Current max operation capacity: 18,000 staff 10,000 non staff. "" then that.""Recieved. Warning. Certain researched upgradea if chosen will reduce max operational population onboard.""Let me know the amount associated with each option. Also could some of these be manufactured and miniaturized for the sister ship? ""Yes. They will be annotated as such and saved as such for the manufactorum. Additionally secure communication window via Artificial Astropathic Protocol will be available in 5 hours. Would you like me to lock on to ship 'Something Fierce' astropath at that time?""Ya ya. And set an alarm for 15 minutes prior."
>>5032644---Select a ship upgrade, only one for now. I will elaborate more tonight on my laptop if you have any questions. >Stealth. Legitimate stealth and cloaking.Will reduce population capacity by 14k cannot be minaturized. >Adriathic Lightning Cannon. 5k population size reduction on board. Can be miniaturized. > Offensive Reverse Engineering, Salvage, Capture and Tractor Array. Think Homeworld Salvage Corvette on illegally obtained steroids. 7k reduction. can be minaturized. >Autonomous Drone Fighter Defense. Remotely pilotable drones that can function as defense fighters. 10k can be miniaturized. > Tanhauser array: can be used to forcibly warp something way from the ship to somewhere else not so nearby and also pull ships put of the warp that are passing by.12k population reduction. Cannot be miniaturized.Next choose quality of life improvement, the first one at least. > early warning network : warns on everything from asteroids, solar flares, weather, seismic activity, out of system invasions etc. > planetary power: give the whole planet electricity and a functional robust power grid that doesnt pollute and creates waste that can be uses as other products or weapons. >manufactorum: like a forge world, but with significantly less pollution and more variety of production > schola: gives the opportunity for a proper education to the masses in multiple fields of study>tagmata: a small, yet capable army of robots for defense
>>5032645Any questions on any of the choices and I will answer them. I know its a bit quick, but there will be a bit more detail with the next few posts.
>>5032645>Adriathic Lightning Cannon. 5k population size reduction on board. Can be miniaturized.Time to delete more peopleNow for the quality of life, I'm divided, all of them are good, but have drawbacks.I'm going with>manufactorum: like a forge world, but with significantly less pollution and more variety of productionIt and the Tagmata are the only ones that can't be equality reproduced without DAoT tech, and I'm afraid that Emps might freak out when he finds out we have a man of iron and robot army at the same time.
>>5032645Select a ship upgrade, only one for now. I will elaborate more tonight on my laptop if you have any questions.> Offensive Reverse Engineering, Salvage, Capture and Tractor Array. Think Homeworld Salvage Corvette on illegally obtained steroids. 7k reduction. can be minaturized.This will be a great boon for grabbing asteroids as well for any minerals they may hold, and can help us clean up the ocean from what junk that remains and see if we find any more jewels Also fits with our hole "one man's junk Is another man's treasure" that kolinaisi follows Next choose quality of life improvement, the first one at least.> planetary power: give the whole planet electricity and a functional robust power grid that doesnt pollute and creates waste that can be uses as other products or weapons. this will make further expansion and improvements, not to mention make the other options way easier and less stressful for power use
>>5032676I was thinking we could pick the after we get power and the schola so we could get our pops to help out with our projects then the manufactorum after we get a reliable power supply and some people to help out, so we could just "plug" it in once we have a solid foundation for advancements
>>5032676Actually, change it to> Offensive Reverse Engineering, Salvage, Capture and Tractor Array. Think Homeworld Salvage Corvette on illegally obtained steroids. 7k reduction. can be minaturized.I think it can combo with the manufacturum better.>>5032677The power grid can be done without wasting DAoT tech. De'Lormosa is a ocean world with strong storms and volcanic activity, just built a few geotermal plants, wind turbines and some way to harness the ocean currents and lighting, and you have all the power the planet will ever need.>>5032683We need the schola and power grid, but we can set it up without old man tech, and it should be our next move.Meanwhile a clean manufacturum is impossible.
>>5032676And I was thinking we get > Offensive Reverse Engineering, Salvage, Capture and Tractor Array.First then the cannon so we could get materials from any asteroids near by and make several of the cannons and smaller versions instead of just one and have to wait potentialy several months before we make another with the factorium old man has on board his ship
>>5032686Also, the variety on the manufactorum means we can make more specialist parts without needing the old man's ship.With our new trade routes that we will set up we will have plenty of resouces, specially witg we get a deal with Angron for those rare minerals on Nuceria.
>>5032689Ok I see your point I'll change fromNext choose quality of life improvement, the first one at least.> planetary power: give the whole planet electricity and a functional robust power grid that doesnt pollute and creates waste that can be uses as other products or weapons.To>manufactorum: like a forge world, but with significantly less pollution and more variety of productionBut I will let it be known that we should get the power grid next as It will make a lot of thinks easier for us and our world for the future with development
>>5032692After the manufactorum
>>5032692Yeah, next should be a powergrid, than we need to set up a schola, those should make De'Lormosa a industrial powerhouse.With them and Pertubaro's siege knowledge, we can finish the island star fortresses as well, and with minimal polution to boot.
>>5032645I'm torn between two options;> Stealth. Legitimate stealth and cloaking.> Offensive Reverse Engineering, Salvage, Capture and Tractor Array. Think Homeworld Salvage Corvette on illegally obtained steroids.And the delicious looking> Tanhauser Array. Can be used to forcibly warp something way from the ship to somewhere else not so nearby and also pull ships put of the warp that are passing by.I would absolutely like to see a bunch of fighter drones done up in shark graffiti though, purely for laughs.But for De'lormosa I would be happy with either;> Manufactorum: Like a forge world, but with significantly less pollution and more variety of production.Or> Tagmata: A small, yet capable army of robots for defense.And because I'm an asshole, I'd make the battle-bots look like Tiki Warriors complete with ridiculous colors and crazy expressions.It goes without saying that the citizens of the various loyal Primarchs live some of the best lives available to normal citizens in the Imperium, but De'lormosa is gonna end up being something special. Where the advanced sciences and technology live in harmony with a very down-to-earth, humble population. > inb4 the Mechanicus low-key sends their trouble-shooters both figurative and literal to train with the Eleventh and the tribes inadvertently teach the war priests of Mars how to chill and live like normal fucking people
>>5032801>>5032700>>5032694The options do not go away. They will be available later when this does come up again. This is just the old man doing priority construction before Kolinaisi gets back for reasons that will become abundantly clear.
>>5032645> Tanhauser array: can be used to forcibly warp something way from the ship to somewhere else not so nearby and also pull ships put of the warp that are passing by.12k population reduction. Cannot be miniaturized.>manufactorum: like a forge world, but with significantly less pollution and more variety of production
>>5032801>And because I'm an asshole, I'd make the battle-bots look like Tiki Warriors complete with ridiculous colors and crazy expressions.Semi-related https://youtu.be/dy0Z8JHfQVU?t=281
>>5033013I was expecting bionicles.But that video was interesting so I'm not disapointed.
We are doing multiple posts today! --"Imagine this story, had he landed somewhere else. A single thrown stick can create a rogue wave." --For a few moments the old man considered what he would do.The theoretical rejuvenation and restoration of his body may kill him. He was, technically, immortal but itnwas limited. As far as he knew, there were maybe a few people older than him, save maybe one or two, there were no actual guarantees that they would still be alive. Kolinaisi, wanted a greater De'lormosa, and people to live a good life. Kolinaisi wanted a better humanity. He had dreams, vision, and the incredibly rare spark of ingenuity and spirit. He was creative, yet practical.There was zero doubt that he was engineered, he could even see some of his own techniques in him. But that wasnt what was important, and it was easy to think it was.What was important was in Kolinaisi's soul. And not just the fused empathic machine spirit. That may have been coincidence. Kolinaisis soul, was more than human. The old man considered."Computer. Begin construction of the Salvage array and the Manufactorum. Additional command: upload memory file." The old man pulled out a strange devoce and put it around his head."Current Memory updated.""If I die before Kolinaisi arrived us this memory point for assistance. What is my current health status?""Current health status and integrity holding at 100% Age related cancers, disease still has not metastasized, biological upgrades holding at 30%. Estimated time till zero 280 days.""Estimate time reduced by using psyker abilities for other than purposes of life support, and other bodily functions""Approximately 100 days reduction. Reminder, upon tine zero lifespan and quality will drastically decline.""Computer, run worst case scenario for Kolinaisi return timeline at current schedule.""current worst case is 180 days.""approximate time to live without life support?""Two months."The old man ran the numbers in his mind. At the worst case, he would be cutting it remarkably close to an unsafe degree. Little room for error. Just to use his powers to seek out answers. His driving force in his life was to learn, but also to always help. Much of the old mans life, could be summarized by him learning and helping others.If he used his gift, he would be able to unravel all of this, and counter what was coming as occluded as it was and he knew Kolinaisi sensed it too.But, he may die. Thus not being able to guide Kolinaisi or help the rest of his beloved planet. He already reduced his life by reinitiating the ships protocols. He made it so only a psyker he designated to could restart the ship. He restarted it. And so did the clock.Then there was the clock to consider. The thing on the verge of his senses. Hidden yet present. Nothing added up. There was a hidden prime mover lurking.Answers were needed. And they were needed before the comms window opened.
>>5033362You may choose one option.Consider it carefully.>> Use psyker ability to understand what is causing all the sudden changes, and find this mysterious prime mover>> Run the simulations again. Turning to psyker powers is not viable right now. If a pattern can be found the mover can be detected.>> Research. See if ANYTHING has done something similar to this level of cosmic disruption before.
>>5033368>> Run the simulations again. Turning to psyker powers is not viable right now. If a pattern can be found the mover can be detected.Or>> Research. See if ANYTHING has done something similar to this level of cosmic disruption before.I'll vote for either one
>>5033368>> Research. See if ANYTHING has done something similar to this level of cosmic disruption before.Shit, we need to hurry the fuck up with our trip, so we can come back to the old man with the materials he needs for that new body.
>>5033368>> Research. See if ANYTHING has done something similar to this level of cosmic disruption before.
>>5033368>>> Research. See if ANYTHING has done something similar to this level of cosmic disruption before
>> Run the simulations again. Turning to psyker powers is not viable right now. If a pattern can be found the mover can be detected.
The Old Man sighed. He was getting hasty. It was more common now. He could literally feel the life leaving his body. It became easier to act. "At least Ravi kept something worthwhile in that book." He walked down an new hallway and turned to an elevator. He walked deeper into the heart of the ship to something, that looked more like a cathedral than a research institute. The old man merely put his hand on the door and it opened. "The Icksandrian Library. Perhaps an answer here." A repository of data and wisdom unrivaled by anything owned by men. The old man studied. For there was much work to be done. ___Kolinaisi awoke from his vision, feeling as if something was on the edge of discovery. Something outside of the scope of what was normal. It could wait. "Come girl. Let's get breakfast and visit with Angron a little longer." __The man had one job. One. If he found what seemed like a 'primarch' to report it. Not get captured. Much less work for them. Here he was. An agent of Terra assigned by Malcador himself. Signed to work for a Pirate Primarch. Sure- there was the lupercal. The wolf. The Red Cyclops. The Primarchs, were, weird. But a weird tattooed space pirate that was running around practically naked?And given to surfing?Furthermore, the Primarchs- two of them- were younger. Maybe the further out, the younger they were. His check in window was in 3 hours. He would be a hero. Two primarchs. Better than any agent. Yet.Something was wrong. These two- were too young?Maybe more time.Then he fell. Bleeding. The blood was running quickly. "You know too much. I almost had to kill Frank, he was close, but he didn't detect me. That red head, she took the idiots book and destroyed. Nobody else, but you knew. You, were kind. I know why you were chosen. But, I am getting paid quite a bit for what I know. And you know my real face. " The slender woman said. "Don't worry though. Your secret will remain safe. Too bad. I liked you. I don't need Terra here. Once these interlopers leave, things will return to the old way." She said "Heh heh." The man laughed coughing blood. "Whats so funny." "You are right. You got too close to me." He said as he made a quick motion with his jaw, dislocating and spitting a strange mixture at the woman."What is this?!" "The Emperor's Bile. Your death, will be incredibly painful" __"Kolinaisi! There was a fight at the prisoner camp, the spy you brought on, he was attacked and one of the prisoners was hit with a toxic substance!" You hear from Gella who is running up to meet you and you look at a shirtless frank who has come ready to surf. "We will surf later. Frank with me!" You shout. The man you hired is bleeding out, yet conversely the very evil woman prisoner, is dying nearby from some toxic attack. You have time treat one, Gella can handle the other.__Who do you treat?>> The man>> The woman
>>5033724>> The manOk, now I don't know if she is really a genewitch or just some Callidus.But this guy was chosen by mal and has some sort of belcher's glands, he is important.
>>5033738I feel everybody forgets about the belcher glands so i am happy they saw use.
>>5033724>> The manwhile I would like to save her (for her information) we already hired the guy and it would look bad if he died on the first day. it will also probably lead to the emperor getting to us quicker unless his injuries prevent him from reporting in.
>>5033805He just need to wait a little and he will report three primarchs.If he reported now Alpha would just say that it's old news since we had a talk.
> The man
>>5033843FourKoli, angron , Booby G., then Pert
>>5033724>> The man> Frank keep watch over gella and make shure that evil lady dosen't try anything (and send a message to the other girls to have them come here, we need to show order in front of the prisoners and make shure they are In line)
>>5033724>>> The man
>>5033909I think he already knew of bobert, since he is the one that gave us the tip saying he was related to one of his bosses.Emps knew of ultramar before the official discovery, but couldn't get there because of a warp storm/rift that gave time for the G to expand. I think that's why the spy said we wouldn't have time in the return trip, by than maccrage would have been integrated already and we wouldn't be able to meet the blue toilet seat.
>>5034242I'm wondering who among his brothers Kolinaisi has an opportunity to aid; we're already planning on meeting Perturbo (and aiding him, if his pride will allow it), but I could see us providing help for others as well.Imagine if Kolinaisi (and the Old Man) assisted Mortarion in transforming Barbarus into a clean, healthy world with the miraculous sciences of the Golden Age? Or if Nostramo were revolutionized with advanced technology and K's simple kindness?
>>5034305Definatly Vulcan, nothing like a drukhari hunting trip to bond over.
>>5034319I personally tend to believe that if ALL of the Primarchs had deeper bonds with each other and with the human populace, then Chaos would have failed to take root. Or, if it did, it would be something that could be excised together (like Kor Phaeron and Erebus's treachery being revealed to Lorgar before he could be swayed).
>>5034393So a surfing trip with all of our brothers, the emperor, uncle mal and the old man instead, got it.Also bring Erda and bury her alive in sand, or get our mom to give her a scolding for being an idiot and endangering her children.The best part of this quest using some of the nu-canon is that we can have the catharsis of bullying the bad characters
>>5034412I think that we got made Erda not canon with the show family to Angron choice.
>>5034485I think the option we chose kept her canon, since it didn't really contradict anything. I deeply hate retcons, one of the big reasons I dislike Erda. The quest started with her fucking up, so let's use the opportunity to style on her dumb face Since Malal already decided that she doesn't exist, it's our only chanceActually, loking at the archive, we never gave Angron our response even after the vote ended, guess we won't know if he wants to see the video.
>>5034500You are gonna learn about that soon. __You quickly begin to grab the med pack from Gella"What are y-you doing?" He asks. "Saving your skin. I'd be a lousy captain if I let someone die before their first day." You respond trying to keep spirits high with a smile, but this is a lot of lost blood. "Th-that is not likely going to happen, she used a very special blade. I got her back though." He says. "Look mate, I am good at this, and I am not going to let you die." You say a little louder"There is that primarch attitude." The man says and you look right at him. You never called yourself that. Not to him. "Don't look surprised. There are only 20 of you in the universe. Your dad wants you back, really bad." He let's out coughing some blood. You work harder, trying to close a wound that seems to grow with each moment. "Do you know him?" You ask."Not personally. I was hired by his hand. Malcador. I have met, or at least know of some of your other brothers." He says to you as you try to stabilize the wound. Whatever is doing this is archeotech. So you get your adapter kit. "Which ones? Like I know any besides Angron over there." You say making a quick gesture to Angron who looks like he is trying to sort this mess out. "That's right. You wouldn't even know their names. Wow. Most everyone from Terra knows the names of your brothers. At least the found ones. I personally met your- I guess oldest brother Horus Lupercal when Malcador hired me. He personally stressed the importance of making sure we found others alive. He seems to really care." He says, and he seems to be drifting off. This is not good. You use some of the coagulants but the wound is still spreading, it's as if the organs are being rended slowly. The adapter is trying to figure it out, but it hardly works with your bigger hands that are slick with blood."You'd like Horus I imagine. Maybe Vulkan though. I know of Rogal Dorne, but not really know anything about him. Malcador, he'd be your uncle? It's so strange talking like this. A son of the Emperor himself, trying to save the life of some base human." He says. You smack him. "Mate no human I know low. You are a free man. Your life has value." You almost shout "A primarch. Fighting for my life a mere man. I wonder what you will think when you meet your sons." He says and you almost pause at the thought of that, you are focused on saving your new crew members life. Your razor focus is drowning everything out, you know you are moving fast, you can feel spirit and mana fleeing his body. "A mere man? You a good man. One in a few holdin on like this. Your doin good." You say and he smiles. You need to keep him talking if you want him to stay alive, even if it sounds like utter gibberish. __
>>5034525Choose a medical procedure- Just one. Only one will truly work so be careful with the write in, unless you REALLY know lore and medicine and can actually figure out what is going on, and give a detailed fix> Cauterize; the wounding agent may react better to fire> Excise: Remove everything hit by the cut, then use agents to fix it> Cryo: Freeze it, it may stop the agent. > Cyber: Using what you can that is available, URs knowledge, save their mind and some of their body with some cybernetics > Write in__Keep him talking! Pick a subject to focus on! ONLY ONE> "This Emperor, what is he like?">"Tell me about my brothers, this horus, this vulkan, or any other you know.">"My sons, or nephews, who are they?" >" You speak so much of me and my kin, but what about you? What of you? "> Write in
>>5034529I don't know shit about medicine, but I can hit the wiki.Time to search for archeotech blades, maybe luna genewitches or callidus weaponry.For now to keep him talking>" You speak so much of me and my kin, but what about you? What of you? "
>>5034529> Your medical knowledge might not be enough to save him...but what if you can give him the strength of your Mana? Share the roiling energy within yourself to fight back this strange infection.I AM DRINKING TONIGHT AND THE WHISKEY SAYS DEATH SHOULD TAKE A DAY OFF.> "My father is fond of old writings from way back when. One of them said 'Do not go gentle into that good night'. Tell me your true name my friend, and fight."DEATH IS FOR LOSERS WHO DON'T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO.
>>5034529> Excise: Remove everything hit by the cut, then use agents to fix itOk, I couldn't find a melee weapon or poison that keeps eating, but apparently what stops wounds from coagulating is necrosis or infection, and to treat both you need to cut it off and apply remedies.Freezing and cautering apparently only makes it worse.
>>5034565I need to know if you are using the electrical facet of this or, you know more psyker facet,>>5034580This is correct answer medically. As for weapon, well, he didn't really see what got him. He just said 'It was a very special blade' because he knows whatever got to him, was different.
>>5034529>Excise>" You speak so much of me and my kin, but what about you? What of you? "
>>5034580Fuck, but now I find that for wounds that don't stop bleeding that are not from infection you should freeze the area.Fuck it, write-in:>First apply Cryo and pressure to the area to stop the bleeding.>Give him factors to help with coagulation (don't know of nescessary found on haemophilia) and some anesthetics>Debride the dead, damaged or infected tissue.>Apply agents antibioptics and antifunguals to the area>Stop freezing the place>Close the wound, stitch it up>Put the patient in a oxigenized chamber so his blood flow is increased and it coagulatesThis is the best I can come up with after researching and mixing two different treatments.>Put some of black stone ashes and channel our mana while we do it tooJust in case it's psyker bullshit tooGoddammit, everytime I find a good canditate it fails. Can't be toxiferran because it's flamer, can't be phase-blade because it cuts once, can't be poison blades because they are needles, can't be gene-phage because they are WMD, can't be virus-bomb because it's a gas andUnless she is using a deldar venom blade and I'm overthinking things
>>5034591Oh.In that case just take the best medical option Old Man, my brain is too confused after reading all this wiki pages and medical recomendations to think.
>>5034591> Oh god I have moved beyond the thresholdI REFER TO THE PSYCHIC SHENANIGANS MY GOODLY SIR! ALSO, I don't think K's powers have been explicitly referred to as being psychic in nature. It might be rather hard to define, not just because of how they tend to work but also because of his unusual dual nature.
>>5034611>>5034606>>5034658Here's the thing. This is a very specific moment in the story. There is going to be a lot tied to this. Excision or Kolinaisi Shenanigans (TM) are both valid. But I need context. Your surgical procedure that you listed was S tier, but while yes- you chose excision. I need to know: why? I am not the kind of QM who does the whole "You chose the right answer, but you didn't tell me why so nope" type. Your instincts were correct. There is something that is causing this. Why? Is it a toxin? Is it a virus? Is it a venom blade? Is it somesort of living metal necron device? Some Slough poison? Something mechanical? Look at the posts and give me context and I will write from there. This man DOES NOT HAVE TO DIE. You had good reasoning. Explain to me good reader, even use your meta reasoning. Why would I care about discernment between if it's Mana/Electric or Psychic in association with the excision procedure? Then think, why would the woman care if he "Saw her true face?" What races can mimic or disguise themselves as humans in the lore, or do something similar? Or is she a genewitch, using stolen weaponry?
>>5034672>What races can mimic or disguise themselves as humans in the loreOh shit, she is one of those bug aliens? I skipped over because I was sure she was human.
>>5034672Ok, for my reasons, we know that it's not coagulating, and the only reasons I can find is haemophilia, necrosis or infection, but Koli hasn't described pus, so that's why I was confused.However, it's also expanding, so it can't be just a one and done deal. What could do that? Maybe some venon or toxin? But than it should be spreading through the bloodstream, not making the cut bigger, so it should be some kind of acid, flesh-eating bacteria/fungus/virus, or even nanomachines.Now for why I think it may have psyker bullshit involved, it's because we know that the necrolith black ashes was interfering with her, giving headches and the like. If necron anti-warp things are so antithecal to her, than I doubt she would use one of their blade.Because I was sure she was a rogue callidus, or a selenar gene-witch using some sort of advanced form of the glamour of the Eri Isle, I did bot thibk she could be a xenos like a Lacrymole. But it makes sense, giving how they could work with the deldar and ganth to have a planet exporting humans to drink blood from.Although, she might actually be a genestealer, giving that she can infiltrate, having psyker powers/weakness/sensitivity and acess to poison and toxins. Making sure that this part of the edges of the universe is undefended would be priority for the hivemind when it gets here in ten thousand years. In which case there would be a hivefleet that fot here early than Tiamet. Fucking hell, all the options are bad news.
>>5034672the only alien races that shapeshift that I know of are the Simulacra but I'm leaning towards the Lacrymole,A race nearly wiped out by the Imperium during the great crusade (so they have a grudge), they don't need to eat the brain just feed on blood to transform. they send out scouts to infiltrate new worlds they can feed on. hell during the horus heresy they worked for horus disguised themselves as a custodies and assassinated a planets nobility.
>>5034672If it is a Lacrymole it maybe means that they were sent out (or undertook their own missions) to assassinate the unfound primarchs as one last fuck you.
>>5034697The weapon might be a shittier version of the Anatheme.The description is that the wound on Horus would not clot properly.So we need to tell Nurgle to fuck off.
>>5034745I am gonna come clean with you boss man, that aint it. This is a big decision. I will give this a bit more time before I do the write up.-Do you guys like the fact that I am posting a bit more frequently, or would you prefer the longer write ups but less frequent posting.
>>5034760Either is fine with me old man.Anyway, I'm keeping the medical knowledge with a dash of praying, because I've conpletly run out on theories on what the weapon is and how to meta counter it.Worst case scenario we can still eat his brain or something.
>>5034672Ah, sorry Old Man.> The drink was good but the morning after is unkind. AND I HAVE WORK AAAAAAHHHH.I meant more that lending K's mana could theoretically flush out whatever is attacking his body and reinforce his own vital energies. Like the psychic/spiritual equivalent of treating someone with a deadly disease.
>>5034907Hmmmm, could maybe. I am gonna work on this later tonight. To give help though.Lacrymole: can shape shiftSimilacrae: can also somewhat shape shiftDark Eldar: Can have complex surgery to appear as humanNecrons: can, in theory utilizing their technology, appear as humanRangda: which were hyped up boogeymen could roughly appear as human esque through their agentsHopefully this helps you guys.
>>5034957I found that the slaugh can also use mimicry to pass of as human, but they need tech to do so.Also they are master of biotech, and can pass of as warp shit if you don't know about it. Is it why you are asking whether to focus on realspace or psyker old man? Because treating slough weapons as psyker bullshit is a easy and common mistake?
>>5034979More if its being handled with Kolinaisis electic talent or with more of a psyker bent of the energy. There is a reason.
>>5035051Is the reason that physical lighting would just shock him? Because of it would, than it means Kolinasi doesn't need a defibrillator, he can just use his hands.
>>5035057Something like that.
>>5035101Well, I got nothing.Guess I'll just hope the right option isn't to put his brain in a jar because this is some DAoT blade that is impossible to stop or something.If only we could ask Martin or UR for help identifying the wound.
>>5035154Actually, we should probably ask or someone here if they can find the weapon, knowing how it looks like could help with the meta search.
It's ok. I see what the answer was, and the reasoning. I will do a write up later. Know that you have saved the life.
>>5035361Fuck yeah, chosen terran spy gets to live.
You see that the issue here is that there is some sort of almost unnatural necrosis spreading like a virus from the stab wound. The only option is the remove the tissue and organs damaged, and replace them. "Mate, you keep talking about these people I never met, these random people I have no idea about. While that's nice, tell me more about yourself." You say. "A Primarch wants to hear my story. HA.""Ya mate." "My story?" "Ya." You respond. "Four others and myself were chosen by Malcador and sent out as the emperor was preparing for expanding his great crusade. We were sent out in the fastest light craft Mars could provide." He says as you begin cutting out the infected necrotic material. "We were hand picked, we were not able to be astartes, but we were given genetic modifications, to help us with our mission." "What Mission was that?" You ask as you quickly begin to remove the last of the infected material and begin to move to the medicine and implants, which spirits be praised Gella brought the good kit that has everything you need. He may need some cybernetics, but the other organs and modifications are probably what is helping keep him alive. "We were tasked to find any high priority targets. Lost forge worlds. Lost Primarchs. Lost technology. Lost worlds. We were given check in times, and back channels. We were given unimpeachable clearance codes. I came with a small crew ship, one like your sub I guess, but not as advanced. My ship, we found some of the best recruiting worlds, a forgotten forge world, and a knight world. We kept in touch with Malcador, but contacting him has gotten harder. This planet it is almost impossible to contact anyone. I have a check in, in 3 hours I must make. If I don't, it's going to take a long time to make another one." He says. "Your gonna make that check in." You say as you get to making the prep. "If I don't, it's impossible. Communication here is too hard, but our ship cannot depart yet." He says. "Why not?" You ask. "There are ships, that are loitering. There is some unknown enemy that has been acting against us in secret. That woman. Over there. She isn't human. She is, something else. I don't know. The universe is so big, you are eventually going to meet something you never seen before." He says. "Ya like that Aeldari I fixed up." You comment. "Don't get too friendly with them. I don't trust em as far as I can throw em." He says. "Mate, if you can throw someone in your condition I'd be impressed." You say."I am a lot stronger than I look. Not as strong as you though. " He coughs, but there is no blood, just flem. "Good. Wait. You know a lot about the galaxy, could you help me with some star charts when I get done with this?" You ask, as you realize now- fully, he is gonna live. So long as he has something to keep him going, and you keep on this."You, you are saying I am gonna live?" He asks.
>>5036524"Mate, you are gonna live and recover fine so long as you follow my directions, stay calm and keep talkin. As long as you are talking I can actually see how to operate on you better and you stay focused." "Well, yeah I can help you make some star charts. Where are you going? Are you taking my advice and going to the ultramaar system?" "Yeah, we are gonna do a broadcast there, before we get to Olympia." "Why in the blazes do you want to go over there? There are weird xenos in that system and it has limited resources." "Those weird xenos are the key to us figurin out how to find the Ganth.""You are really driven to taking them down it seems." He says and you begin using the materials to start replacing organs and you open up the emergency synthetic blood kit. "They have caused nothing but hardship and woe wherever they go. And, well- I get a weird feeling." You say."A weird feeling?" He asks back."I had a vision, while takin a nap. About a shark defending it's ocean. Something hidden was driving invaders and other things inward, causing the ocean to fall into disarray. That's generally what has been happening in this galaxy. Something is moving the ganth." You say. "It may just be your fathers crusade." He responds."Nah. It aint just that. There is another element. Wait a second. You tell me all this, but I don't know your name? That's awful rude of me." You let out as you realize that his name was 'Spying VonSpyface' on the tag that Frank had left. "It's Titus. It's been nice to meet you." He says as you hook up the blood to him. "Titus, I got you patched up, now I gotta do some stitches and dress ya. Do you need to go anywhere to make your check in or is it some sort of thing where you do it remotely or what?" You ask. "I have to talk to my astropath, then they come over, I get in my ship. Though, I am still in no shape to walk." He says. "You will be, call over your friends, if you wish to be part of our fleet and our crew, our ship can provide some cover for you." You say and he looks at everything. "I'll talk to my crew. I am sorry for the deception. I had to make sure, that you were what I thought you were." Titus says. "What do you mean?" You ask as you finish sewing up the stitches and applying the gel that came with the kit. "When I almost took that suicide pill. Only someone like you could react in time." He says. "That is a dangerous gambit mate. Playing with your life like that." You point out starting to apply the dressings and bandages. "There is an antidote tooth also in case of really weird occasions. Or so I am told." He responds.
>>5036525"You rest. Gella will take care of you. Right now though, after being stabbed like that, I'd say you stay like this." You say and he nods as he props himself on the tree nearby. Gella comes up with Frank. "What about the woman?" You ask"She's dead. She literally melted." Gella says"What?" You ask thinking it may be a bit of an exaggeration. "Her skin and body melted. She could only scream and make strange noises. The only thing we can really be sure of was that she wasn't a human." Gella says."He told me that. He also says he has a void boat." You say. "That can actually be helpful especially with space considerations. Jera is gonna be really happy about that.""Not likely. Things a tiny ship, it's about the size of the sub. It would be better for it inside the Fierce" You point out"But we can barely fit what we got in the fierce, much less ANOTHER Sub." Gella responds as the rest of the honor guard walks over. "Yeah. It's gonna be a head scratcher." You say as you clean your hands a little from the medical procedure. "So plan still the same?" Frank says as you see a few more people come up to you. __> "Ya mate. This problem sorted itself out. Let's go surf before this gets any weirder." > "Maybe I should see if Angron knows about any of this, let him know, then we can go."> "Considering we may be up another ship, I think we are gonna have to get back to redoing the hangar bay."> "Ya. Surf, then meal. Then we can sort everything else." > Write in.
Sorry it took so long guys. I had to work 16 hours yesterday and I had to do a lot today, and I got night shift in an hour. Things will get back to the way it was soon.
>>5036526>Let's go surfing. Than we should talk to Angron about all this, preferably over a nice hot meal.>I don't know if the ship is ever going to fit with all our other cargo. Worst case scenario we stash it with the other one, drag the crew along and ask Angron to keep it safe.
>>5036552The second part wasn't meant to be green.>>5036528It's alright old man.
>>5036552Backing.Least we can do is tell Anrgon that:1) we are primarchs and there are 20 of us2) someone called the emporer from old terra is looking for us all.
>>5036552supportdamn it, I was going to suggest we dissect the woman.also> "Considering we may be up another ship, I think we are gonna have to get back to redoing the hangar bay."
>>5036526> "Maybe I should see if Angron knows about any of this, let him know, then we can go."> "Considering we may be up another ship, I think we are gonna have to get back to redoing the hangar bay."
"Let's surf first. Then we take care of this. It's important morning exercise and habit." You say and Meera lets out a bark of laughter ."You mean you want to start the day right." She says and you nod. "C'mon Frank. Ya gonna surf today." You say. -Of the people that took the longest, to teach how to surf, it was not Frank. Frank wasn't a natural. When you told him bluntly his swimming was atrocious, he took it in stride. He actually even chose the right board for him and put the wax on it the way you do. When he paddled out, his pop up, was bad. It was terrible looking, but he did it on the first try. And bailed. But he got back on the board and did it again. And He fell. Again. But he got better until he was doing it right and looking like it wasn't his first day. His balance, was actually quite good. Once he saw what he was supposed to do, which was probably by oggling your cousin, he actually rode the waves like the northerners do. Which isn't bad. It's not proper islander technique, but he wasn't born riding waves. His pop got better and he had no trouble. He was goofy footed, like you, which probably explained a lot. As the little time you had began to draw near close, Angron and a few others came towards the beach, which had basically become a little area for your crew. "Brother, I have considered what you talked about, after hearing you talk to that man, I would like to see this- pod of yours." He says"Well, just to let you know, there are 20 of us, but I don't think you can see us that good on the camera. The man told us a few new names though." You say and he nods as you pick up your board and drink from your canteen. "I'd like to hear them." Angron says in curious voice"Well he said there was a Horus, a Vulkan and a Rogal Dorne." You say. "It seems that we all have funny names." Angron said looking at you,"I just got another name added on last night." You say and Angron smiles and laughs. "Do you just collect them?" He asks as the two of you walk towards the ship. "Nah. I just do things that earn me names.""Like slaying sea monsters and starting revolts." Angron says"And commandeering ships." You point and he chuckles. "You'd think they would be harder to get." He says. "Well my tribe only got houses made of stone this year, so you maybe right." You say and he laughs a bit more. When you walk in and get towards your quarters after many other jokes you pull out the footage from the pod from your pad and display it. Angron's reaction is similar to yours. Curiousity, but his emotions are more raw when you string together the highlights. "So the large man, that is our father." He says. "Correct." "And the mysterious bald man?" "No clue.""And our, what probably was our mother, is what-""Tossed us everywhere. It sure seems that way." __
>>5037427"WHY WOULD SHE DO THAT?" "I do not know" You say and anger comes out of your throat as well"Our own mother, just does some weird stuff and we are scattered across the galaxy." He responds"Good thing we landed near each other." You say and he nods."Indeed. I wonder what this 'Horus' or 'Rogal Dorne' thinks of our mother tossing us out like a broken sword" Angron points out. "I don't even know if they know that." You say"Why wouldn't they?" He asks. "The pod, it- well, mine had various errors. Some of this data probably shouldn't have even gotten in my pod." You say and Angron looks at it. "So, you are the eleventh, due to what data you had on the pod." Angron says and you shrug. "I wonder what number I am." He says aloud and you shrug"If you had your pod, it would tell ya. Though, with how we get along, I am guessing your either ten or twelve." You say and he laughs. "I wonder who the first is. Or the twentieth." Angron says. "I honestly want to know who the second one is. But it doesn't matter, as far as I know it's just you and I until we meet some more." You say. "You honestly think, we are going to meet more? " Angron says skeptically. "Mate, the whole of humanity is looking for us. We are gonna meet our brothers. Though if I meet another one soon, I think we are gonna have to have a family reunion on my planet." You say and Angron nods in agreement with a smile. "I'd like to hope so. I better meet them before you sneak off to De'Lormosa though." He says and you smile back at him"Mate I wouldn't dream of it. So, on to more serious news?" You ask and Angron nods."I already talked with them about what happened down there. We are gonna hold trials for everyone, and I am trying to learn how to pilot that ship. Which we found. It looks quite strange." Angron says and you nod"You will be good at it." You say and he looks back at you, a bit worried. "You say that now, but I have never been in a void ship before." He says.
>>5037430"I will return back here on the last leg of the trip, or try to. Once I am back home, we will try to start up some trade." You say and he nods appreciatively and suddenly the comm comes to life as the Old Man speaks as the astropath politely knocks on the open door of your quarters. "Aya Kappa, I got thing talk to the one girl." The Old man sayss"Copy Mu." You say and the Astropath smiles"I got a message that I need to relay. And I am told to say exactly to you as relayed to me. Take the comm, write down the current channel number" She says which you look at the comm and do so"Save it for later because we will go back to that channel. Then switch from the O to the S and then to the number 3" She says and you follow the directions."Then, say test on the comms" She says"Test" You say activating the Comms"Test Received! This is our secure line. I had to test it to make sure it still works. I had to do some research. I also am working on things back home for you. You gonna like it when you get here." The Old Man says"Old Man, my brother Angron is here with me." You say"Hello brother Angron, Has Kolinaisi showed you how to surf yet?" The Old Man asks with a chuckle. "Yeah yesterday. It's actually quite nice." Angron states. "Outstanding. Kolinaisi, we need to talk about quite a bit." "You are right." __>> Talk to The Old Man about what just transpired, then let him go>> Let the Old Man speak first, then inform him of what just happened
>>5037432>> Talk to The Old Man about what just transpired, then let him go>Also they him of our plan to do a detour to Ultramar.That way he can tell how hebis on limited time.Erda exists, excellent. Now we need to bury her in parenting guide for dummies books.
>>5037432>> Let the Old Man speak first, then inform him of what just happened
>>5037432>>> Let the Old Man speak first, then inform him of what just happened
>>5037432>Also tell him of our plan to do a detour to Ultramar.
You share everything you learned with the old man. You discuss with him the spy you met, who is from terra, and inform him of that information. You inform him of the Ultramar detour. You go over everything in great detail. And he listens. He doesn't say a word. "Kolinaisi, I have been researching what has been going on. Why the Ganth are moving, what is causing such disruptions in the galaxy. Also- by the time you get back there will be a manufactorum here, which will make everything a lot easier. I spent time, and honestly I am still looking at what could cause this, but- I need more data." The old man says"Old Man, usually you know everything and have all the answers." You say absolutely surprised by this. "I usually am pretty good with this, but, you are going to be traveling. While we have a little data on why the Ganth are moving, we have to figure out what moved the other things. Why Orks are on the outskirts of our systems, why your mystery xenos was infiltrating Nuceria and other things. This doesn't just seem like the normal erratic behavior of xenos being scared off. Something is causing this, a prime mover.""You think it's Terra?" You ask"It could be. Humanity as a united front is a terrifying force. There are many things at play here. There are certain xenos that get spooked easily, that are good signs of other xenos activity.""Like the yum shark and the big meanie." You say and Angron looks at you confused. "Ya. A little like that. But on a grand scale. Something is basically churning the waters, and the predators are on the move all over the galaxy" The Old Man states. "What does that mean for De'lormosa?" You ask"It means, mate, we are the reef. We are gonna be seeing all kinds of crazy things. And mate, that Aeldari, you may want to talk to them a bit more, but find somewhere to drop them off." The old man says. "You don't recommend bringing them to De'lormosa?" You ask"It's complicated to answer that, let me ask you, but what do you think Kolinaisi? What action do you think should be taken? Your the captain, that is your decision" The Old Man asks. __You can only pick three!>> Talk with the crew, namely your honor guard, Jerah, and your family- see there thoughts on the matter. >> Talk to Frank, Titus, Charon, and other chainbreakers who have traveled ask their opinion.>> Talk, carefully, to Mister Alpha, he seems like someone who may know what to do>> Talk to Lancer>> Allow the Aeldari to come with you, at least till you find a spot to drop her off at least till you figure this out>> Offer up a spot on the account, she seems like the kind who would fit in your crew.>> Help the Aeldari with transport off world, but nothing further. >> Have the Aeldari stay on world, they are more familiar with Nuceria and it would be less complicated for the crew
>>5038187>> Talk with the crew, namely your honor guard, Jerah, and your family- see there thoughts on the matter.>> Talk to Frank, Titus, Charon, and other chainbreakers who have traveled ask their opinion.>> Take the Aeldari as a crewmember, atleast until you can find a safe place for her to settle down. Her family must be from somewhere, or atleast there must be some of her kind that would welcome her.
>>5038187>> Talk with the crew, namely your honor guard, Jerah, and your family- see there thoughts on the matter.>> Talk to Frank, Titus, Charon, and other chainbreakers who have traveled ask their opinion.>> Talk, carefully, to Mister Alpha, he seems like someone who may know what to do>> Talk to Lancer
>>5038187You can only pick three!>> Talk with the crew, namely your honor guard, Jerah, and your family- see there thoughts on the matter.>> Talk to Frank, Titus, Charon, and other chainbreakers who have traveled ask their opinion>> Allow the Aeldari to come with you, at least till you find a spot to drop her off at least till you figure this out
>>5038236While I like your ambition, and your unique strategy of not making a decision on taking the Aeldari until you have talked to everyone, you can only pick three.
>>5038187> Hold a general council with your honor guard, the Chain-Breakers, the crew of the Something Fierce, and your Aeldari guest; allow everyone to voice their thoughts on these matters.I think this a fair way to handle stuff. Let each man and woman offer their perspective before Kolinaisi makes his final decision. Likewise, it lets the space elf have have a say in her future.>> Talk, carefully, to Mister Alpha, he seems like someone who may know what to do
>>5038571That is great write in. If you get enough support its allowed. I will give a bit more time before writing that bit, as there is another post to consider.
>>5038571Supporting, but let's limits the crewmembers and chainvreakers allowed on the council to be just leadership or more important ones, otherwise it might turn into a mess.I'm still hanging on my write-in to have her as a temporary crewmember until we find a craftworld or maiden world though.
>>5038571Im all for supporting thisbut also with:>>5038665restricting to leaders for the bigger groups, else we risk too many cooks in the kitchen.As much as having some xenos crew would be cool, itd not go down well in the long run. We might be able to hide the man of iron as a machine spirit aligned to Kolinaisi, but a blatant xenos isnt going to end well.
>>5038665So like a general council of representatives? It's not unlike the gathering of Chiefs. A voice to serve the interests and address the concerns of each group.
>>5038703>>5038678>>5038665>>5038571It looks like this is a winner. I will get on this when I get home.---Rare was it when the old man could sit and read for pleasure. Right now was more a related task to the path chosen, but still a good read. " Tractor Salvage array Fabrication at 15% estimated time of completion 72 hours. Manufactorum/Forge assembly at 5%. Estimated time of completion at 140 hours. Warning, material components needed for completion of both projects will put manufacturing many different work materials at less than 10%". The computer states as you begin to go over many of the books you brought up." Anything rare materials that cannot be replenished by simple mining?""Negative. All rare elements and materials will remain over 30%." the voice says."if I include the dumper ring and waste on planet, would I be able to refill those stores, including rare elements and special material?""Some rare elements could be replenished, one special material could be as well. All common material would be replenished." The computer says as you take out your pipe and light it.You have missed the smell, largely because the locals believe"TOBACCO IS BAD OLD MAN IT MAKES YA MEAN." Tia shouts as she enters the room."I take it ya here for some food and for am update on your son?" You ask knowing full well the answer."Ya. Also to check in on you. You be so busy lately even Ravi is worried." Tia says"Tell him I am fine. Computer, make whatever food Tia asks for." You say."What was that really nice dish you made last night? The one with the rice?""Pegao?" you ask."I want something similar but more spicy, and maybe a fried egg Ravi wants that ground meat too with it.""Process that." you say and the meals pop out shortly after."It is nice of you to allow us, and the island to try some of this cuisine. Why haven't you done this sooner?". Tia adks the question you have dreaded being asked."Let's just say, activating the ship, to do even small things has a toll." you say, leaving out the fact it takes away from your actual lifespan when you activate different parts of the ship, at least until you switch over bodies."Must be a big toll. I know if I could get easy food like that id I'd be doing it all the time. Tell my son that I hope he is well and thank you for making dinner. Rain is making it hard to keep a fire going even in the new stone house.". Tia says."I will. Enjoy your food. Id eat with you but I got read these books." You say pointing to the large stack."Hope you find what you need." Tia says leaving.You look at the books, and honestly you do not know where to begin.---
>>5038816Pick where to begin>> The War in Heaven. An ancient tome translated when you were young.>>The Vanishing of the Lost Colonies, a record of a whole portion of an outer segmentum that's entire population disappeared. >> The Forgotten Drive of Aculone and the four lost sisters, a book of the disappearance of the ONLY functional non warp FTL ships that existed >> Xenobiology, an excellent tome that you may have glanced through a few times but never did finish>>Dynasties, a record of early human settlers and exploration>> The Gratalack Mystery, widely considered a hoax a record that details a rogue planet that causes problems wherever it goes
>>5038821And if you are noticing a theme, yes it is all spooky book titles. Happy Halloween, at least a little early. Not sure if the thread will still be up on that day.
>>5038821>> The Forgotten Drive of Aculone and the four lost sisters, a book of the disappearance of the ONLY functional non warp FTL ships that existedNow this is a setting changer.
>>5038828Although old man should bookmark Xenobiology, maybe send a copy to Koli.The Black knows we are going to need it.
>>5038821>>> The Forgotten Drive of Aculone and the four lost sisters, a book of the disappearance of the ONLY functional non warp FTL ships that existed
>>5038821>> The Forgotten Drive of Aculone and the four lost sisters, a book of the disappearance of the ONLY functional non warp FTL ships that existedHMM, I WONDER WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE GONE?I also agree with >>5038829We can always leave a list of 'suggested', aka 'The Old Man's ghost will come back and beat Kolinaisi like the uppity whippersnapper he is if he doesn't', reading material.The War in Heaven and The Vanishing can go on that list as well, since they can provide context on events that effected humanity and the Galaxy as a whole.>>5038826SPOOKY IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR FUN! ALSO LOOT!
>>5038821>> The Forgotten Drive of Aculone and the four lost sisters, a book of the disappearance of the ONLY functional non warp FTL ships that existed
_You dust off "The Forgotten Drive of Aculone and the four lost sisters" "Computer: Play upbeat reading music, preferably electronic." You say and your reading music for works like this plays. "Forgotten music from a forgotten age for a forgotten drive." You say taking a swig from your flask of a sipping whisky that would be older than the warp drive. "Maybe forgotten light will shine once again." You say as you dive into the book. It is an indepth read. It gives the technical analysis of how the drive itself worked- which was human ingenuity at it's peak by exploiting the laws of physics and making essentially an inertialess, and technically reactionless, drive. In addition to this it went over, in detail, the construction of the four ships: The Amunet, The Diana, The Ishtar and The Freya. While the names of the ships make you cough out a chuckle, their fates collectively were harrowing. First- every Aculone drive in testing, in short bursts, worked. A trip from earth to the sun was less than a minute and was piloted by a drone. The problems began rapidly mounting once living things, and longer distances, started getting involved. Strange reports from the pilots and crew were apparent every time the ship went FTL. Reports of 'Shadow Crew', psychological issues, mutation, began mounting in the tests. Then the ships were given their first mission despite the test results. The ships were sent on a voyage to Gliese 581 and GJ357d. They didn't respond back, and all recordings, from all 4 flights were lost. Nothing. The record however, does bring up some concerning phenomena repeatedly. Shadow Figures being repeatedly spotted and recorded on cameraMental Problems and Mutations of the crew, including suicidal tendencies And weird shared tendencies and behaviors of crews. Including linguistic ticks, odd doodling, and self mutilation. Scientists discovered the warp drive around the same time, and had less issues, while some of the speculation was that there was sabotage, other speculation included the type of power source used for the void craft which isn't strictly technically mentioned (which you also find disturbing) or problems due to complications with infrasound and vibrations internally. You had some ideas, however- the part that worries you in connection, is the mention of one of the test drives, piloted by two individuals. One came back in an escape/bail pod. The ship had a malfunction, and supposedly exited the galaxy entirely. The co-pilot supposedly heard beings out of the edge of the ship and saw a glowing figure keeping with the ship then disappearing. Finally and most disturbing, the co-pilot only could make out a strange phrase that he barely understood. "Reject the soul, accept the material." And it grew louder past a certain point. The end destination of the Craft, was to be the furthest shot a craft had made, Vordrast. However, the voices happened at the border. __
>>5039004This to you, seemed familiar. You had heard of this before, but this- seems like something that would happen. The closer the ships got to certain areas, the worse things would get. You begin making a star chart of the various flights, including the outliers, and realizing, that most of the ship problems happened whenever the ships passed Mars at FTL. This seemed, like the Martians would be doing sabotage, however, the Martians have always had a vested interest in non supernatural based technology. The War in Heaven book hits the floor, because of your poor stacking. It's not like you haven't read the story of the Necrontyr and the Aeldari before...Then it hits you like a thunderbolt"Neoth, what have you done." You say aloud as you pour over the books. ___"Lord Malcador, we will be unable to make our check in window with the far forces at Nuceria. The warp storm window has closed again, sire." The agent informs you."That is understandable, we probably won't be hearing from them for a while, but we shall keep up hopes." you tell to man. "Also, that one Custode, that occasionally sees the Emperor and You is here for an emergency report." The man said and Malcador looked concerned."Let him in, I suppose. Come back to me with further reporting when you have a chance." you say, the custode entered, and the man left. The Custode took his helm off, revealing a plain featured individual, that upon first glance would be someone you would easily ignore."You are getting very good at this." you said."I learned from the best." He responded"That is true. Tell me, what reporting do you have that is so dire." you offer a chair and he turns it down, as always. "I have made contact with the mysterious gothic speakers from your archeotech comm after retrieving one for myself from a feral world. They will be contacting me in 48 hours. I figured it would be best to be here when it happens, maybe Father would wish to listen in." He says. "I imagine he would, however, if he will be able to is an entirely different matter. Any chatter?""Yes. Mention of a girl. I imagine it's a way of having a secure comm..." And then, the comm came to life."Aya Mista Alpha you there?" The voice, as grating as it was to Malcador, seemed confident at the very least. "Mister Alpha? That's a bit on the nose you think?" Malcador whispered."Yes Mister Kappa, is Mister Mu there?" 'Mister Alpha' your protege Alpharius asked. " I'm Busy. Followin a research lead. I think I know what's goin on, but I will give advice if needed." the familiar sounding Mister Mu said. "So, this is quite awkward. On this world, I have found many a new thing, including family members. However, we have run into a bit of a situation that I think you may be more knowledgeable on." Mister Kappa says. "Oh? Go on." --
>>5039007"We recently liberated this world, let's call it- hold on." There is a pause for a few moments as Alpharius and you look in suspense. "Let's call it planet N. We discovered a lot of suspicious slave trade involving the Ganth. After some fighting, we discovered the degeneracy of much of the populace was, disturbing." The voice of Mister Kappa says with a sincere amount of hate."That happens on a lot of worlds, and it's always quite sad." Alpharius says"Sad. Ya. One of the people whom we liberated was an Aeldari, whom was raised by humans, and had- a disturbing amount of genetic modification done to them." Mister Kapa says. You find the fact disgusting that a human would do this and snarl your nose, and Alpharius looks at you. "Go on." he says."I've been thinking about dropping it off world, I don't want it's kind to come to this planet and discover it, and seek retaliation against, planet N. This is something that worries me considering my actions against the Drukharii in the past." Mister Kappa says. "Oh ya. That'll definitely fly over well with them, best not to tell her that information Mister Kappa." Mister Mu chimes in, once again, the voice seeming hauntingly familiar. "If you are the only vessel that is warp capable, I'd suggest it. The Aeldari are not to be trusted, and even with what you have told me, I'd try to drop it off somewhere that the Aeldari are known to be at." Alpharius says, and he looks at you, and you knowingly nod. "If you know a place, I'd be more than happy to point out some place to drop them off." Mister Kappa says. "Well, I don't exactly know the coordinates or location of Planet N." Alpharius says. ____"SHIT." You say aloud tossing your glass of scotch against a bulkhead. It bounces to the floor, not shattering, but the scotch is wasted. "He's got us there!" You shout knowing Kolinaisi can't hear you right now- which is good, but your and his ruse is blown out of the water. Who knows who this mister Alpha can be. __"FUCK" Deliah spats out"You should have called the vote first." Jerah says."I can handle this." You say, realizing that you may have to reveal your location, for information that cannot be confirmed as reliable.
>>5039009"Well, while that is true- I need a level of trust from ya Mister Alpha. How do I know you aint some spy trying to send me to my doom." You say and there is a very long pause."You don't. So I will use a known public location, that is a known element. So if you find someone who is well traveled, they will confirm it with you." Mister Alpha says. "Mate- if you tell me the location, why do you need to know mine?" You ask, tossing chum to see what bites."Because I can name two worlds that are incredibly far apart. And I know you are looking to destroy the Ganth. Our interests are aligned. I can name a place, but I need some sort of location. I'll settle for a galactic neighborhood if you have that many concerns." Mister Alpha says and you ponder your next words carefully. __PICK ONE>> "The World we are on is called Nuceria. I will not be long for here though.">> "We are in the far border of Segmentum Ultima, far to the south east." >> "We are on a planet near a small cluster of warp storms">> " We are due east of the Ultramar region" >> Write in
>> "We are in the far border of Segmentum Ultima, far to the south east."
And just to make it be abundantly clear, as if it wasn't alreadyYes. Mister Alpha was Alpharius all along. So Kolinaisi has 1. Met Angron2. Talked with Alpharius.No, Kolinaisi doesn't know that Mister Alpha is another Primarch. Alpharius doesn't know Mister Kappa is another Primarch. Malcador doesn't know Mister Kappa is another Primarch.
>>5039011Old man listens to beats to relax/study to while reading the plot of Event Horizon.So the C'tan are doing shit again than, good thing we haven't opened the cube yet.>> " We are due east of the Ultramar region">> "We are in the far border of Segmentum Ultima, far to the south east."Either one is fine I guess.I fucking hate the auto name filling feature with a passion
And don't worry there is still going to be the vote among the crew, but the winning vote was also asking Mister Alpha.
>>5039029If Alpharius asks us to meet with Titus and his crew on Nuceria I will laugh.
>>5039021>No, Kolinaisi doesn't know that Mister Alpha is another Primarch. Alpharius doesn't know Mister Kappa is another Primarch.>Malcador doesn't know Mister Kappa is another Primarch.Yeah! They look nothing alike. Go surf for a bit and clear your head man.
>>5039037Point. I am doing a lot of things today, so please forgive me for any diminished post quality.
>>5039011>> "We are in the far border of Segmentum Ultima, far to the south east."
>>5039011>> "We are in the far border of Segmentum Ultima, far to the south east." > Set up a call sign so if we run into them at all we can identify each other. Itll all come to a head eventually, get a call sign set up and then we will be less likely to try blow each others heads off over missunderstandings.
You look at your crew and those you care about. You choose your next words carefully. "We are in the far border regions of Segmentum Ultima, far to the south east." You say. Charon, and Frank both nod, though Frank makes a peculiar noise as he breathes out."That actually helps a lot Why are you way out there?" Mister Alpha says after a long pause. Your crew seems relieved, but the pause was worrying. "Freeing people, running guns, bringing justice to slavers and hunting for the ganth." You say and your crew chuckles at that. "Man after my own heart. Yeah. I can help ya Kappa. To your southwest there are a bunch of Aeldari agri worlds, but there is one that you could probably sneak on, called Iathglas if my intelligence is correct. It also puts you in a safe area for you called the Ultramar realms, no Ganth presence there, but probably a good place to regroup. "That helps a lot, actually thank you Alpha." You say not implying too much of a debt, while this is very helpful, you don't want to end up making this seem like you are his spy. "Mister Alpha, if we keep this up, we may end up running into each other. I suggest if we ever identify each other, we should probably have a secret greeting, or if we are meeting anyone through each other." You say and much of your crew seems to nod a bit"That's a good idea Kappa." The Old Man says. "I agree. We can come up with that in our next check in, but I have to ask, why do you do this? " Mister Alpha asks. "Do what? Trust a stranger over the comm?" You ask."No. That is another question for another time. I am asking motive to your actions against the ganth, and your days activities." Mister Alpha asks. And you realize that is a really good question to ask in front of your crew...It's almost like you can see the old man giving you his classic stare and hear your father ask"Well Kolinaisi, what IS your motivation?"__>> I do this because I believe that the most important thing for free men to do is to protect the freedom of others. I believe that free men should take up arms and stand together and fight and destroy the groups and forces that want to take the rights of people away.>> I do this because someone needs to stand against the Ganth, to prevent them from destroying and pillaging as they have done to so many other worlds. I do this to restore the glory of humanity to what it could be, what it should be. >> I do this for not only my people, but other humans. I do this so that not only my tribe, but humanity may have a better future. I do not want the bright future, and a million possibilities to be wasted because types like this would snuff it out>> Write in-- Yes one is a quote. If you know who it is well, a lot of 40k is like this, and it is in Kolinaisis character.
>>5039767also apologies, for taking so long. I had to do some last minute halloween shopping and help a person get back to normal work schedule.
>>5039767>>> I do this for not only my people, but other humans. I do this so that not only my tribe, but humanity may have a better future. I do not want the bright future, and a million possibilities to be wasted because types like this would snuff it out
>>5039767>I do this because freedom is not only the right of man, but freedom is not chaos. All that a lone man does is to live and than die, but man as a species build hmgreate wonders. My people do not have rulers, who take and boss others around, we have leaders, who trade the wealth and knowledge. I promised that I would break the chains, that I would unite the families, that I would see us thrive, not only survive, and I did that, meeting even strangers families, breaking different chains, and my home is more prosperous than it has ever been. I came to space to protect my home, and to see the Ganth punished for their crimes, and in that I find other planets suffering just like mine. How can I not go, and do the same to my distant neighbours the same what I did to my close ones, when I know that ignoring it all is exactly what made my home so weak, for so long? Every man a family, and every family has a tribe, and only all of humanity working together can we make our home a place worth living in.Tried to mix the moka, our promise, what we have done and a quote from a very cool character.
>>5039794That is a good write in.
>>5039767>I do this because it is the right thing to do. Someone needs to stop the monsters breaking down the door, im just rather good at it.
>>5039767> "Y'know...in a gentler time, I could have spent my days plyin' the sea, singin' to the skies and chasin' the horizon. But this age is violent, hard and unfair, and even in my dreams I can hear them."> "Mothers mourning stolen babes. Fathers grieving murdered sons. Children without love or succor, afraid and alone."> "So many voices crying out, without beginning or end. And I cannot ignore them. I WILL NOT. I will NEVER turn my eye from pain and suffering, from greed and cruelty."> "I fight because freedom is the inalienable right of all that live 'neath the stars. To live without is to be denied hope...and hopelessness is the death of the soul."> "Tis my goal that one day, the people can live and love in the light as brothers and sisters once more. Supporting and defending each other. Dispellin' the darkness in a beautiful new dawn. And then...I can go back to my beach. To the waves and the breezes and the endless horizon."Dunno how well this turned out but damnit it's late an I's the tired.
>>5039794>>5039866>support either of these
>>5039794Ill start the write up after work when I have a keyboard.
I am warning ya'll now before I post this. You chose the speed run path.
>>5040599Nothing new Old Man.Emps is going to put 2 and 2 together and figure out we are a primarch right?
You wonder about this mystery stranger that Alpharius has discovered. You didn't even have to ask Alpharius to ask his intentions, but so far this being has seemed, at the very least useful. And once again, the comm crackles to life. "I do this because freedom is not only the right of man, but freedom is not chaos. All that a lone man does is to live and than die, but man as a species builds great wonders." The man speaks and Alpharius and yourself barely notice the Emperor of Mankind walking in the room. "My people do not have rulers, who take and boss others around, we have leaders, who trade their wealth and knowledge! I promised that I would break the chains, that I would unite the families, that I would see us thrive, not only survive, and I did exactly that!" He says, his voice, even over the comm filled with conviction his tone and timbre the strange combination of a choir and thunder."Yet still on my journeys both on and off world I meet even strangers families, breaking different chains, and my home is more prosperous than it has ever been! I came to space to protect my home, and to see the Ganth punished for their crimes, and in that I find other planets suffering just like mine!" The Emperor now, with rapt attention listening side by side to you and Alpharius wondering if this could be. The coincidences too great, the voice too clear now and you can see it in the eyes of the emperor himself. This is no ordinary man. This is a primarch.This is a lost son. "How can I not go, and do the same to my distant neighbours the same what I did to my close ones, when I know that ignoring it all is exactly what made my home so weak, for so long? Every man a family, and every family has a tribe, and only all of humanity working together can we make our home a place worth living in!" The man, this 'Mister Kappa says. "Kappa. Your motivation, is one of the purest I have heard. Your motive, is one that I too share." Alpharius says. And your lord Emperor simply takes the comm from the hand of him. "I just push this to talk, correct?' The Emperor asks in a tone that he rarely used. __
>>5040624"I know, not who you are. I know not your name, not where you are from, I know I am not your friend that you were talking to. Please listen. I implore you. "There was no way. Neoth. He had found it! The other Comm was in possession of one of his agents. This was so absurd it was like an old novel or screenplay. That voice could be recognized anywhere! You consider butting in. Saying hello. Greeting your old friend. But he was not talking to him now. This was Kolinaisis time to shine. __You consider turning the channel. You consider throwing the comm out the window. And yet. Something seemed familiar about the voice. Like you heard it before. "By all means, you could consider this channel compromised, and never communicate with us again. That would be wise tradecraft, worthy of the greatest spies and operatives of mankind. If your reasons for not listening or disconnecting, I could not blame you." He says. Frank looks concerned. As do a few others.So you open your mouth. "Alright I will hear you out." You say. "This path, that you are on. Know this. Stay true to your path! What you are doing, that is what humanity needs. That is the spirit that humanity needs! What you are doing now, on your own, is something those with mighty armies strive for. As long as you stay true to who you are, you will never be short of friends and allies." The man says. And you pause. "Thank you for those words. And ya mate. I will. But what do you we call ya? Your friend there is Mister Alpha so what's your name?" You ask once again throwing out bait to see what bites. __The Emperor of mankind considered his options. On one hand, this WAS clearly one of his lost sons. One that would prove a boon to the crusade the second he had his legion. However, his son had come this! He had already become a liberator of planets other than his own! If he could develop on his own, just a bit more, you could find more sons, maybe even with his help. Further more Alpharius, had developed contact with him and they could operate as agents without alerting any new enemies. Despite their odd mannerisms, this one showed spirit, leadership and noble qualities that were surprising. _
>>5040627The next words would have to be measured carefully. But more careful yet. Your actions. > Try to find the location of your lost son. His aid now would change the crusades course dramatically, it would take some time for him to be brought up to speed, but find him now before some misadventure takes him. > Wait. He is developing well, and his skills could be better used later after he grows. Furthermore- you have means to contact him. Afterall, you let Magnus grow, why not let this Son develop more? It could prove helpful, not everyone has to be groomed like Horus. > Arrange a meeting a later date. See how he develops, and that way, if he needs more development the date can be pushed back, or if he is needed urgently the date could be advanced. If they are suspicious, you will find him. The galaxy isn't that big. __Neoth had stopped talking. And so had Kolinaisi. There was a natural pause in speech here. You could speak up. Maybe alert them you were still alive. Then on the other hand, maybe it was best to keep that a surprise. > Don't speak. Not yet. > Speak up. But not too much. > Wait till they're done talking. Then say just a little.__
>>5040628> Arrange a meeting a later date. See how he develops, and that way, if he needs more development the date can be pushed back, or if he is needed urgently the date could be advanced. If they are suspicious, you will find him. The galaxy isn't that big.> Speak up. But not too much.The middle ground for both, when we get Bob and Pert we can meet dad.
>>5040637Wait no, the middle ground is this> Wait till they're done talking. Then say just a little.
>>5040628> Arrange a meeting a later date. See how he develops, and that way, if he needs more development the date can be pushed back, or if he is needed urgently the date could be advanced. If they are suspicious, you will find him. The galaxy isn't that big.> Wait till they're done talking. Then say just a little.
>>5040637>> Arrange a meeting a later date. See how he develops, and that way, if he needs more development the date can be pushed back, or if he is needed urgently the date could be advanced. If they are suspicious, you will find him. The galaxy isn't that big.>> Wait till they're done talking. Then say just a little.
>>5040628> Arrange a meeting a later date. See how he develops, and that way, if he needs more development the date can be pushed back, or if he is needed urgently the date could be advanced. If they are suspicious, you will find him. The galaxy isn't that big.> Wait till they're done talking. Then say just a little
Sorry for no word yet. Today has been absurdly busy. First day at promoted positon.We will post as soon as I get home 1700cst estimated
>>5041272It's quite alright Old Man. I just got off a ridonkulous 14 hour shift myself, but I'm glad the new job is going good.
Tentative bump.It is my belief that the Old Man is struggling with that primordial beast from the stygian depths...Real Life.
>>5042724The new job must be running him ragged.
I am so sorry lads. Things got extremely busy and complicated and having a funeral today didn't make things easier. __"Kappa, you can call me Epsilon. You seem like an individual of honor that I would like to meet sometime. Know that others will rise to help and defend you. We will keep in touch with you, but primarily from Mister Alpha. Please, stay in touch with us. It is very difficult to find those like you." The Emperor spoke. "Epsilon? That's an interesting name. We will keep in touch. We were planning to have a check in the not too distant future. Right now we are heading towards the Ultramar region" The lost son said. The Emperor looked at Malcador with a heavy sigh and briefly took hand off comm"We may have very well traded a son for a son." The emperor says"Perhaps not. This one can still contact us." You speak up, realizing that while it is not your place to speak, this brother of yours seems clever and determined. The Emperor nods. "That region, we were near there recently. Good luck, where-ever your journeys take you. And may you keep this spirit and light of humanity that you hold with you." The emperor says. Then you hear the distinct crack of 'Mister Mu' and his comm"Don't worry about that Epsilon. That light, is very hard to put out." And the emperors face becomes one of surprise. "Who is this that I have the pleasure of speaking to?" The emperor says in a voice that was reserved for someone that he would have known before. Like a surprise chat with a custode, or a visit from one of his companions, or even a chat with Malcador. "Ah. This is Mu. At least that's what ya can call me on this comm. Don't worry mate. We'll make that meeting date." The voice says, and the Emperor pats Malcador on the back."I am positive we will. Keep in touch." The emperor spoke. "We'll chat soon. Out here." Mu said"Be safe Alpha and nice meetin ya Epsilon. Out" Kappa said. "What was that about?" You ask about the curious glance. "We may have found someone who would be most helpful. Alpharius, your mission to retrieve this was a resounding success. You took a chance and it was well worth it." The Emperor said and you humbly nodded grateful for the praise from your father. __"Great now we have an Alpha and Epsilon. What's next?" Jerah asked. "Probably a Phi I imagine." You say causing only one laugh. "Cap, this vote, is to, if I get this right, take the weird aeldari on as an unofficial crew member until we get to a maiden world to dump her off?" Jerah asks. "Ya." You say looking at the assembly. "Okay. I guess I call the vote, all in favor?" And surprisingly barely over half vote. "All opposed?" And the rest vote, but Deliah abstains. "Why ya not voting Deliah?" You ask.--
>>5042737"An Aeldari like that can cause psychic trauma with their nightmares. We will need to use a lot of mud just to keep her on board for that long without her causing some of us to go nuts. If you realize this, and that is the plan I will vote for, so long as you have something to assist with that." She says."A psychic dampener?" You say off handedly mentioning something you studied before, and everyone looks at you like Erihapti when she hears a strange noise. It is an obscure tool, that you could make, but it would require some tinkering. Which means less time for you navigating, so your navigators will be running stress shifts. "Uh, sure Cap. Other issue. Our departure window is closing, but if we soon-ish, later today say six hours, we will get to this area and have a similar opening in the Ultramar region that will align perfectly with a good opening for Olympia, it could save us a lot of time" Jerah says and you are waiting for Yana to point out the other issue since she has charts so you look at her."BUT, if we do so it takes us through a known Ganther route. It may be risky, but we will need steady navigation, good timing, and a perfectly executed drop off." Yana says. "A perfectly executed drop off?" You ask, knowing Yana tends to be a bit worse case when it comes to things that look overly hard and Jerah gives an odd shoulder motion"Not really a perfect one, but a tricky one. Let's just say we don't go foraging on this world and stick to a moving drop off." Jerah says, and Jerah is notorious for his underselling of captainly business"A moving drop off?" You ask"We would literally have to use one of the small craft to drop her off so we could line up the ship for the next jump on time so we would need to pen all animals and have a few things pushed back for a take off landing." Meera says bluntly. "This sounds, tricky to say the least. How much time would we save with a solid estimate?" You ask"According to the navigators, and I looked at it, we could save a few weeks weeks, maybe a month." Yana states. The warp is a fickle thing to navigate"And we would have to leave in six hours? I know the crew can get underway fast, but that is a bit last minute." You say and Jerah makes his weird hand motion"The crew is almost ready to go, but that's because according to the last check we would have to leave sooner or tomorrow. This little vote, makes it complicated, so basically we need you to make Captain decisions Mate." Jerah says. And he is right. ___
>>5042739Orders? Pick one>> "Ready to be underway in three hours, we gotta get minerals and I have to talk to Angron but I will work on the dampener before we go." (And do a last minute visit with Angron also.)>> "Be ready to leave in two hours- in case. I will take a look at the route charts really quick and see if I can find something too, If I do find something better, we will take it. If not then we take this route, and we have time for any last minute business." >> "We still have to get materials here. Angron will probably be good with this, I will ask him. Meera, you and a few others" UR, The Jokearo, Nasi namely "Will work on that dampener, while a few others and I will do any last minute business. Jerah you get to go mining on a moon." >> "Get Angron immediately, we need to know if we can get minerals rights to their moon. Once we are done with that, we will do the dampener and mining at the same time. If we have enough time we will take care of any last second affairs. We also have to clear up the cargo hold for this drop off." >> Write in_=_>>5042724>>5042726Basically, got a wedding tomorrow, new position at work is a lot of overtime and first day stuff. Dream Job has given me what is pretty much final paperwork for a solid start date which is due by tuesday but I can't access the website so I have to do paperwork tomorrow. Yeah. Real life TM.
Furthermore, we only have a few more posts left in what would technically be the first book, considering the speed run. The next chapter will start off planet and the voyage to Olympia/Ultramar region.
>>5042744Have we found Titus crew on Nuceria? He should have a navigator and astropath too, they should be able to help running shifts so the jump isn't so taxing.Also the whole thing about his ship and all.
>>5042744>> "Ready to be underway in three hours, we gotta get minerals and I have to talk to Angron but I will work on the dampener before we go." (And do a last minute visit with Angron also.)Don't like the idea of leaving her on her own, i think we should revisit this decision with the crew of leaving her on a planet after we make the dampener device and seeing it how well it works but should we drop her off I vote we make her a communication device so she could contact some of her kind to pick her up after the dampener
>>5042766This is my vote if we already have the titus situation sorted>> "We still have to get materials here. Angron will probably be good with this, I will ask him. Meera, you and a few others" UR, The Jokearo, Nasi namely "Will work on that dampener, while a few others and I will do any last minute business. Jerah you get to go mining on a moon."If not than here's a write in>Call Angron imediatly, I need to ask him for mining rights to the moon and asteroids, and to deal with this Titus situation. Gella, you go and wake our stabbed friend, make sure he is stabilized enough to talk, even if we leave his ship here, his crew could be of help. Jerah, get some volunteers and prepare to mine as soon as I send you a message. Delia, Yana, go look over our aeldari guest, I need to talk to her about the plan so she doesn't het confused or nervous and give everyone more bad dreams. Lastly Meera, get Pigmalyus, Nasi and the jokaero, and try to see what you can do making a psychic dampener, I will try to drop in later and help.
>>5042744>> "Ready to be underway in three hours, we gotta get minerals and I have to talk to Angron but I will work on the dampener before we go." (And do a last minute visit with Angron also.)
>>5042744I can support this >>5042786I keep forgetting that we can't really delegate a lot tasks to other people, even though it would make matters easier, because the Something Fierce is only being operated by like forty people.Should just drape a flag from the beak/keel of the ship that says WE HIRIN'.
>>5042786backing, provided it doesnt get us outside the 6h window.lets try make that 6 hour window if possible, saving some time now could be key to getting back to the old man in time.As for the eldar: and quarter her near Kolinaisi, he should be able to flood the ships systems with his presence and help block the warp out somewhat.
>>5042766>>5042998As far as you Kolinaisi, is aware, you have Titus's other ship en route. Hence all the moving around in the Cargo Bay.
"I will work on a psychic dampener. We leave in 3 hours get everything ready and Titus's crew and ship settled. First we need to see to gettin mineral rights from Angron for their moon. Hopefully there aint any beasties on it." You say and there is a little nervous laughter, which you are not sure why, fighting a moon beast would be a fun exercise then Frank raises a hand"Frank?""Yeah, Titus's ship is on the way. It is, interesting to say the least. Honestly with our small group Umm, I don't know how to tell you this cap but""We need more people." Your cousin says causing Your Uncle to turn and look at her with a confused expression. "We will say we are hiring back on De'lormosa. No more offworlders for now. Also We have to man Jeros ship." You say cringing at the thought of getting that monstrosity of a boat manned. The 'small' boat that is the fierce at a humble size of a bit over a kilometer is critically undermanned. The medium to large sized vessel of the 'Auditor', which is still probably being repaired, has the old crew, which means it is laughably undermanned. You sigh at this causing a few looks. The team breaks up to their respective missions, and you go to the engineering lab, where after working and taking various things apart including the newly found collars and different electronics, you are able to make what is essentially a wearable hood that when on makes the psychic weirdness barely noticed (After testing with Yana.) You take to the Aeldari, and try it, and it seems to work. Though this did take a bit more time than you thought. You have one hour left. And you are going to visit with Angron and also get the mineral rights__Pick two activities. Besides the mineral rights.>> Sing him that song you wrote for him, hopefully he likes it. >> Surf one more time, the waves are looking good. >> Share with him everything you know so far knowledge wise. >> Talk. Just see what he wants to talk about. >> Let him pick the activity, there is probably something he wants to do.>> Write in
>>5043566>> Sing him that song you wrote for him, hopefully he likes it.>> Share with him everything you know so far knowledge wise.
>>5043566>> Share with him everything you know so far knowledge wise.You don't have to 'like' being practical, you just have to 'do it'.>> Let him pick the activity, there is probably something he wants to do.It's mostly been Kolinaisi taking the lead, so why don't we let Angron decide what to do?
>> Let him pick the activity, there is probably something he wants to do.>> Share with him everything you know so far knowledge wise.
>>5043566>> Share with him everything you know so far knowledge wise.>> Talk. Just see what he wants to talk about.>> Let him pick the activity, there is probably something he wants to do.Either of these, all if possible, or a combination of them at the least
>>5043566>> Let him pick the activity, there is probably something he wants to do.>> Sing him that song you wrote for him, hopefully he likes it.
>>5043566>> Share with him everything you know so far knowledge wise.>> Talk. Just see what he wants to talk about.
Well today was stressful. I will post the results as the start of the new thread.
>>5044464>>5044699New thread is up.