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    108 KB Sororitas Quest 3: The soulless Taint XIII His Divine Wrath 02/10/12(Fri)18:59 No.17889147  
    You and Caramel begin to move forward, a loud hiss suddenly emanating from your right. You feel a hand grab your arm and pull you back as Caramel yanks you to safety just as a massive tail cracked the ground where you had been only moments before.

    A snake daemon rose up, its bioluminescent underbelly catching the steam around it, breaking apart its outline a bit.

    "Exalted Martyr! Be cautious! We must strike with precision! Wasted effort could end in wasted life."

    She fired up her jump pack and charged, hitting it with a blast from her sonic pistol, stunning it before following up with her sollex blade, shearing off some armor near its neck.
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/10/12(Fri)19:01 No.17889168
    Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=sororitas+Quest

    Chapter 2 pt1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/12385200/

    Chapter 3 pt6.5: http://archive.easymodo.net/tg/thread/14230812

    Chapter 3 pt10: http://archive.easymodo.net/tg/thread/15265845

    Of COURSE the archive links don't copy over for some reason.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)19:12 No.17889319
    sweet, it's back up!

    I'm also on the IRC, if anyone cares
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)19:37 No.17889616
    I would when will the other players come on?
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/10/12(Fri)19:48 No.17889746
    I know we had some replies last thread but they lacked zeal.

    Last chance to add some zeal to these rolls.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)20:07 No.17889997
    I'm new, but I guess I'll contribute

    I raise my sword vertically over my head, saying a quick prayer before I strike.

    "Blessed Emperor, steady my aim and give me strength. May my sword cleave my foe, and spawn of darkness fear your very name!"

    I strike down vertically against the stunned daemon's head with the strength of my faith in the emperor!
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/10/12(Fri)20:21 No.17890152
    The snake daemon managed to recover a bit before the blade hit. It swerved hard, the blade missing it only chipping its thick, bony head armor.

    Hissing in annoyance, it lashed back, trying to bite into your torso. You barely avoided it.

    Praising the emperor, Caramel lashed out again with her blade, cutting off the end of its tail. The snake daemon turned from you, focusing its attention on the sister who injured it.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)20:43 No.17890382
    "Do not lose heart, the Emperor protects those that have faith in him! May his steel blind those that do not deserve sight!"

    I charge forward pass the snake's head, clawing the snake's eye. Then I quickly turn around and stab the other eye with my sword!
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/10/12(Fri)21:07 No.17890604
    The snake turns to face you, but much too late. Your power claw hooks deeply into they eye socket. It screams and thrashes about as you attempt to stab its other eye but to no avail. It manages to throw you, black ichor streaming down its face.

    Caramel takes the opportunity to blast it again with her sonic pistol, making it shrink back and slam into one of the pipes, increasing the amount of steam, making it harder to see.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)21:43 No.17890951
    taking the steam as an inspiration, I watch the snake flail a bit, waiting for the right opportunity. At the first opening, I charge forward with my sword to stab the reminding good eye.

    I then think of fire. Burning, cleansing fire. Enough fire to cleanse any taint of chaos. Enough fire to enter through my sword, through the snake's eye and burn it from the inside out.

    For this, because I know I'm rather tapped out on psyker power, I try to rely on my faith in the Emperor for this. I reach back into my memories, thinking back to when I was a child, praying at the alter with Tessa, thinking about how sweet the incense smelled, listening to my superior on how fire cleanses chaos from the unclean. Then I flashed to the day I discovered Tessa, with her eyes out. How I wish I could have made her feel clean again!

    As I refocus into reality, time resuming, I channel my emotion into my faith. For my strength comes from not my Emperor-given psyker gifts, but from the Emperor himself! For this is no mere psyker fire, but cleansing fire of the Emperor himself.

    I mutter only one word, filled with contempt of the unclean. "Burn"
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/10/12(Fri)22:00 No.17891140

    Your sword strikes true, the snake screaming as you force the wide blade thorough bone and some armor into the eye socket. You weren't able to completely run the creature through, but it was enough.

    The force blade crackled with holy light as divine power filled the snake, arcs of energy scattering across the walls.

    When the light dimmed, all that remained of the snake was the smoking husk of its armor and a horrible acrid smell.

    Caramel took a few seconds before putting her weapons away, hesitating once more before attempting to help you dislodge your sword as it was now quite stuck in what remained of the creature's skull.

    "...That was spectacular... I truly am unworthy of your company Exalted one..."

    Despite your best efforts otherwise, using that much power had worsened your headache, though it was not as bad as you expected.

    You had just managed to retrieve it when you noticed some scratching coming from the vents.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:19 No.17891372
    [spoiler]oops, maybe I used a little too much zeal ;)[/spoiler]

    As I pant in exhaustion, I tap Caramel's shoulder to alert her to the vents. I also as her to join me as I softly sing the Hymn of Soothing and Regeneration, to quickly lessen my headache and quickly rebuild my strength. At the same time I reach for the Emperor's vision to see what's coming.

    [spoiler]As a general trend, I'm trying to move away from psyker powers to faith based powers to limit tapping out on psyker powers and to prepare us for a probably faith-based boss fight[/spoiler]
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/10/12(Fri)22:46 No.17891714

    Your hymn soothes your headache a bit... or at least distracts you from the pain.

    Caramel turns toward the sound, one hand on her sollex blade.

    You were just about to activate your witch sight when the cover of the vent popped off, the dead, thrashed remains of some sort of spikey, arachnid like daemon spilling out onto the floor, followed almost instantly by a familiar face.

    "I got bored of waiting so I came to find you!"

    It was Filigree. Caramel visibly relaxed. The daemonette didn't have her lightning claw and was wearing carapace armor instead of the power armor you had seen her in last.

    "I was attacked by one of these vent things but when I tried to see where it came from my armor wouldn't fit so I left it upstairs and found some new armor."

    She pulled herself out completely, clapping her hands.

    "There's this big squishy warm thing in the central air pump thingie! It would be so nifty if these things didn't keep crawling out of it and trying to claw my face off!"
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:53 No.17891792
    I sigh in relief. "Thank the Emperor for a respite. Close the vent and give me a sitrep on the other team. I need to rest for a second," as I fly to a safe spot, lean against the wall and slide down to a sitting position.
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)00:41 No.17893005
    You take a few minutes to catch your breath, the steam quickly slicking your hair and wetting your armor. You aren't sure how much time has passed when you realize Caramel is shaking your shoulder.

    "Exalted one. We should move on. It's not safe here..."

    At least your headache is a little better.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)02:38 No.17894123
    Ah, I was looking for this!

    Darnit, I can't believe I missed the opening. And I'm pretty sure OP is sleeping by now. I'll just bump and hope for the best.
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)02:39 No.17894134

    im still around
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)02:44 No.17894169
    (Alright. It's too bad I wasn't around for the new person too. I really like their style.)

    Esme sighs before returning to her feet, trying to ignore the aches. "Yes, you're right Caramel. We must keep moving. We need to hook back up with the rest of the team, we've wasted too much time by being cautious. Deamon, while you're here you should make use of yourself. What's going on topside?"
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)05:16 No.17895254

    Filigree pouted. "I have a name you know!" She paused for a moment. Realizing that you weren't going to apologize, she continued. "Nothing much really. They've had to kill a few water daemons and there was a small attack. Those space marines are tough."
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)06:49 No.17895745
    "They were made in the Emperors holy image, and tempered by a thousand years of war. I was expecting that they'd be pretty good in a fight. Did you notice anything while you were scurrying through the vents? Maybe if any of these rooms housed a greater foe or some trap?"

    Esme runs a hand through her smoke charred hair.

    (Someone refresh my memory. Where are Alessa, Elizabeth, and Rodwen?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)06:53 No.17895774
    "How does the inquisitrix keep track of you? From our little experience together, it feels like you have the uncanny ability to stick your nose in places that you shouldn't."
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)10:34 No.17897173
    bump, first guy here just woke up, nothing much to add
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)12:11 No.17897946
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    Bumping with a SoB geeking out at the sight of (a) Tribble.
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)14:13 No.17899019
    "No traps... Nothing much actually. Just that big thing in the pump control unit... I'm surprised actually. This is a very powerful and creative god to have such a variety of daemons."

    She paused. "Well I'm bound to Quizzy, of course. Consciously or not, she knows where I am." She grinned. "And you're not the first to tell me I have a knack for sticking my nose where-"

    "That is enough of that!" Caramel cut her off. "This is not the time to be joking around."

    She pouted a bit. "Fine fine... Where are the others by the way? I wanted to hug the farseer."

    "The Exalted one suggested that we send them back so that ones with more skill could follow and help operate the technology down here."

    "Ah, okay!" She glanced at Esme. "Where to now, Princess?"
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)14:57 No.17899477
    Me and my fellow sorority sisters have a pillow fight so vicious it blasts our lingerie into tatters. Using our power-weapon handles as didlos and blood as lube we loosen one another in preparation for the brothers from the Ultramarine frat's arrival.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)15:38 No.17899866
    Can someone repost the map? We need to know if it is feasible to get the tech priest here to fix and operate the pumps to clean out all the daemons in the pipe.
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)15:48 No.17899970
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    Here you go.

    The pump system is a fluid pump system. You havn't discovered the vent pumps yet.

    Also because I forgot to mention, the air pumps are indeed already on. They're just on low. Otherwise it would be almost too warm to survive.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)16:41 No.17900606
    ok, so the first priority is to regroup with the rest of the team, since we were dangerously weak against the snake deamon we just beaten.

    Second, we need to learn what they discovered.

    so the first question is are we at the red star, and which direction did the second team go?

    Also, can we contact the second team on vox?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)17:08 No.17901036

    we JUST split up and OP just gave us Filigree who is, if I recall, a very good evasive meatshield. Especially since these daemons, while well armored, don't seem to be *that* fast.

    well at least not as fast as a daemonette.

    I say we press on as is. The rest of the team will be fine. OP is good about ensuring that our allies are of good quality and don't "need" us or risk utter destruction. They can handle the machines on their own.

    And yeah, we're the red star.

    I dunno about the vox. We can try again. Last time though we couldn't get through because of the concrete. I would guess they would have to be one room over for communication to work.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)17:24 No.17901248

    If you say so. That snake was a bit well too armored and we used a bit too much psyker power for my tastes. Hopefully he was mini-boss of some kind.

    We ask Filigree if there is anything else we need to know. We then reach out to our vox to the other team for their status. Then we open the door in the room.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)18:05 No.17901744
    Which room are we in currently?

    Also, I recommend that we investigate the other side of that pit of death, with us carrying Filigree over to the other side.

    Just so that way we know if there's anything important enough to warrant the bonesingers building us a bridge.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)18:15 No.17901843
    I think the one with the red star. I want to check out the door that is north in the room we are in. But I guess it's important to investigate the current room we are in
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)18:28 No.17901954

    Yeah, checking out the room we are in would be the best to start with. Especially that fleshy growth thing, and the door we haven't opened yet.

    Let's start there before we go anywhere else.

    Also, that snake deamon- you think it's that thing we saw in the last thread?
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)18:48 No.17902194
    (i'm on the IRC now if you need me)

    You take a deep breath, trying to relax a bit as you approach the door. The fleshy growth gave a little under your power armor, but there wasn't much special about it. It was, however, a bit slippery.

    Filigree poked her head over your shoulder. "I bet this is what that hive thing is made of. By touching it we'll probably be giving our position away... Or at least giving the knowledge that there is SOMETHING here. As long as we don't actively damage it the god wont be able to tell us apart from a wandering remnant... maybe... probably..."

    Caramel examined the door closely. "It seems like the substance has covered the door's opposite side. Pushing though shouldn't be too difficult, however. We will loose any element of surprise though."
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)18:54 No.17902283
    What if we froze the growth? Would the god be able to sense that?

    Or, possibly, could we....I don't know, psykically fool it into think it's whole even while we chop bits off?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)18:55 No.17902292
    When we destroyed those two vats earlier on that the Hive deamons spawned from, did that register with the chaos god?

    If so, we might have already blown our cover
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)18:59 No.17902345

    maybe and maybe
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:04 No.17902417
    I leave the hives alone, and use psyker sight to see through the door
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:07 No.17902454
    Seconded. It might not have anything worth bothering with.

    "Filigree- is this something you see with other gods? I spent....some time in the Lord of pleasures realm. It wasn't anything like this."
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)19:32 No.17902770
    You focus your witch sight through the door, but you couldn't see much. Mostly static.

    You glance at Filigree, addressing her.

    The Daemonette paused, looking thoughtful. "Well... Honestly Eden might be better to ask... But the realm itself is nothing like this. The PALACE though. Thats a different story. It doesn't look organic per say... well not most of it... But the structure..." She frowned, mumbling something in a language you couldn't even begin to comprehend.

    "Your language is terrible! So inexpressive!" She thought for another moment. "The palace is its own entity... Its not alive but it... it..."

    She crossed her arms. "Ugh... I can't explain it. But this realm is similar in a lot of ways as is this substance... Also aren't we going to have to cross into the hive anyway? I mean... That's where the chaos god is. Access to the hive is what we came down here for. Shouldn't we go for it?"

    Caramel faltered. "The daemonette... actually... has a valid point..."
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:47 No.17902951
    Aw, darnit. What's the hive again? I forget.

    Also, we should probably leave that muck alone for now and just explore without trying to garner as much attention at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:53 No.17903008
    "While our primary objective is to access the chaos god, it is not to be taken lightly and I would like to attack the chaos god with the full might of those that are loyal to the emperor! I still want to find a way to be able to bring everyone else at the base to face the chaos god, or at least go through that door once we reunite with the rest of the team."

    I try to contact the other team on vox again, and if that fails, I go in the direction they went in.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)19:59 No.17903092
    guys. seriously. we're going INTO the hive which was described as being organic- looking who knows how many threads ago. That stuff is probably part of the hive. It means we're getting close. We should press on.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:13 No.17903273
    Yes we know we're going into the hive, which safely means our resistance is going to get that much stronger. That plus the god is going to detect our presence (unless we use our psyker powers again), we're going to have to change our style and operate as fast as possible once we've been detected. It would be good to have our full group to go through the hive as fast as possible.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:24 No.17903411
    I agree.

    Also, three people. Woooh.

    Anyone in the irc?
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:33 No.17903527
    I been in the IRC the entire time, haven't seen anyone else
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)20:38 No.17903602
    Im back in the IRC. sorry my questers. i'm trying to finish up some work so it might be a touch longer.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)20:51 No.17903782
    We'll wait.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)21:50 No.17904593
    Just to let you guys know, since the Chaos God will know our presence after we kick the door down, I say we want to change our play style from subtle to more faster and firepower based.

    My ideal team would be:
    Elizabeth - for area-of-effect flamethrower
    Farseer - for expertise in the warp
    Techpriest - for technical knowledge
    The Saint - least subtle form of firepower
    Alessa - for multimelta armor-piercing goodness
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:30 No.17905238
    Just more of my thoughts:

    First get the tech priest to a console to see if he can pull up any useful information or advantages

    Get the tech priest and farseer examine the door to see if we can open it without alerting the chaos god. If not (most likely), then we do standard breaching procedure. The saint kicks down the door while Elizabeth and Alessa stand in firing position to blast any potential threats (cloaked by either me or the farseer as a precautionary measure)

    Afterward, we'll move efficiently in a reasonable marching order, with the Farseer and/or I with psyker vision on and the Techpriest on passive scan to avoid surprises as much as possible (we'll need to do this to avoid falling in ambush or traps because we're moving so fast). We also tell the techpriest to lookout for any useful tech or environmental advantages we can use.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:47 No.17905497
    OP never said that the chaos god will know our location if we kick down the door. I'd think only extensive damage would trigger that.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)22:54 No.17905594
    we have some pretty strong hints that we'll escalate the battle by simply breaking through the door
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/11/12(Sat)23:26 No.17906124

    Back for a bit. It is a word of caution more than anything. The dice decide what and if you encounter anything.

    Remember, bigger party means more chances someone will get hurt or will be limited by some obstacles.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:36 No.17906287
    Or I guess we can just open the door right now.

    If no one else has any opinions, we can just open the door now and deal with the consequences later. I'm not against that.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)23:52 No.17906549
    I'm going to sleep now, so see you in the morning!
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)01:50 No.17908498
    Night man. See you tomorrow.

    Hey, anyone know what the IRC channel is?

    If the OP is working on homework or something, maybe I can help.
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/12/12(Sun)03:18 No.17909736

    and its #SoB_Quest

    I'll be dragging this into tomorrow too since things got so stuffed up here.
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)06:20 No.17911295
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/12/12(Sun)13:10 No.17914526
    nudge for my questers
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)14:33 No.17915227
    Alright I'm here. Waiting for results.
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)14:39 No.17915284
    back here, voting just to open the door (maybe do an invisibility cloak, but that's optional)
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/12/12(Sun)15:05 No.17915518
    The door opens with a well placed kick, the fleshy substance tearing.

    The room is of a decent size. The floor is made of steel plate and grating. There is a large fleshy mass in one corner and slimy pods in two others.

    The lighting is terrible, the organic growth having covered most of the ceiling and walls, though it didn't seem to cover much of the floor. Perhaps it couldn't find purchase.

    The floor had several holes in it where some acidic substance may have eaten through. Or maybe they had decayed naturally from normal wear and tear.

    The stench of rot was heavy in the air and the room was filled with a constant low clicking sound.

    There were three doors. The one to the north was already covered in organic matter.

    Caramel drew her weapon, looking around nervously. Filigree was staring at the pods nearest you.

    (here's the map since 4chan refuses to upload it: http://i41.tinypic.com/w8kmkp.jpg )
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)15:17 No.17915614
    quickly scan the room with psyker vision, ask the other two for their opinions. If nothing, pick a door at random, I guess
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/12/12(Sun)17:03 No.17916696

    your psykic scan comes back fuzzy. the closer you are to the hive, the less it seemed to work. Probably due to the organic material.

    You step cautiously onto the grating, hearing it groan loudly in protest. It... Might not hold your weight...

    The clicking sound abruptly stopped.
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)17:20 No.17916932
    hey, when did we start hearing the clicking sound?
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/12/12(Sun)17:55 No.17917463

    check the post when you first entered the room
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)18:02 No.17917612
    does anyone else think trap?

    I quickly yell out trap and jump away from where I stepped, down onto the ground.
    >> His Divine Wrath 02/12/12(Sun)19:47 No.17919547
    i said it would be here today questers...
    >> Anonymous 02/12/12(Sun)20:04 No.17919857
    Yeah, I think it's a trap but we already sprung it so we might as well continue forward and open the doors, moving lightly.

    Maybe caramel can carry Filigre as we fly over the flesh carpet, and then open the closest door.

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