>Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Planetary+Governor+Quest>Basic Information on your planet: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Planetary_Governor_Quest>New players are always welcome. It's recommended that you read the 1d4chan page, but not necessary. Same with previous threads.You are Elyssa von Braun, former Captain in the Imperial Navy and commander of a small Splinter Fleet. You have been given charge of the planet of Daysimir and have executed your new responsibilities with extreme competence so far.Treasury: 3 C (1 C=1 Billion Thrones)Von Braun Holdings (Private Company, owned by you): 6 CAnnual Income (Government): 42 C.Annual Income (Von Braun Holdings) 8 C.PDF:3 1/2 Billion Militia: Equal in training to standard Guardsmen, are excellent shots and masters of Guerrilla and mountain warfare. terrain. Armed with Autoguns (Local design, extremely high quality), standard Flak Armor, and Ragnarok Tanks.12 Million professional PDF: Trained by the Astartes of the Iron Dragons Chapter, your PDF are equal in lethality to any of the famous "Big name" Regiments and are administered Kreig-Level Mental Conditioning. Armed with with Kreig-pattern lasguns and improved Flak armor used by the Elysian Drop Troopers, and standard Imperial Guard vehicles.SDF:One Cruiser, the Imperator Patientia (Non-Standard Warp Drive and Geller Field, lower-deck anti-Chaos Death Cult of the Emperor-Omnissiah)Four Sword-Class Frigates.One Dagger class Raider (Currently being cleansed of Chaos taint and repaired, 68% complete.)30 laser orbital defense platforms, can be upgraded with additional weapons and systems. (Upgrade list on request)One orbital docking station. (Upgrade list on request)>CONT
Ah, I've been waiting. Are you going to start writing posts in Word to avoid /tg/ eating them?Also, updated the Lunar-class Cruiser profile. It is now called "His Express Permission," as per Editor's suggestion.http://pastebin.com/nF6y6qE6Currently working on the Swords.
Been a while, things look to be progressing great. Will read over what I missed
18 derelict Orbital Defense Platforms have been towed into orbit and are undergoing repair. Estimated total number is 200.The situation in Raiders Grief is under control. Isolated Cultists and Traitor Guardsmen are being ferreted out of the rubble, and the inefficient zombie-fungus is being killed with shelf-grade fungicides, after samples were taken for future R&D of course.You do not currently have a Lord Commander (Commander of your PDF forces, increases the efficiency of Military operations, reduces your workload, and advises you on military matters).You do not currently have a Deacon (Runs the local Imperial Cult. You don't have much of a local Imperial Cult either).You do not currently have a Mechanicum Director (Magos in charge of AdMech operations on your planet. Makes Planetary Improvements cheaper and can run special projects or even technological research, if he/she has the right skill set.)Recycling plants: 36% complete.Mag-Rail train system: 20% complete.Increased Industry: 29% complete.PDF Batteries: 17% complete.Orbital Bombardment Shelters: (40 C) <ON HOLDRedoubts: (35 C) <ON HOLDHardened PDF bases: 50 C <ON HOLD(Full list of Planetary Improvements on request.Mechanicus Explorator Fleet Alpha-3 is en route to pick up the automated mining platform STC discovered by the Iron Dragons. (ETA 3 standard weeks)>Action, Governor?
Has there yet been any answer from the Hospitallers mission?
>>19255705Absolutely awesome. Thanks.>>19255716Glad to see that I've regained at least one player from before my unannounced half-month hiatus.
>>19255733>You do not currently have a Lord CommanderIs there anything speaking against the former resistance leader?The pdf would probably follow him anyway, title or not.
>>19255733Well what we should do is leave a favourable impression on the incoming Mechanicus, and hopefilly impress them enough to lure some skilled mechanicus members, willing and unconventional enough to consider staying.Naturally we're going to want radicals, as orthodox members might wind up being a thorn in our side.Also I want to step up our interactions with ogryns;. We should give them large food shipments, laced with fetility drugs and the like, goodwilll projects and extensive recruiting.
>>19255733>>19255786How are the resistance leader's social and political connections? What sort of influences besides us and the PDF can be exerted on him? Also, what were his tactics like? Do they mesh with the Krieg training of our PDF?
>>19255815The guy's got massive planetary cred, but outside of that, I don't think he's got much, if any, off world influence.Basically his job is to be a huge pain in our ass, as far as I can tell.Every single encounter with him seems to be him bitching at us, hence why I decided to call him Carth Onasi.
>>19255889Who and what can influence him? In terms of family connections, what's he got? Or business connections, etc.Also, compared to the guy who went hunting with the xenos gun, who has more experience in commanding men? Who would have more support by civic leaders or the soldiers?
>>19255766Not yet. The Warp has been unusually turbulent lately and messages have grown somewhat unreliable. It could take a while for the missive to work its way around the disturbances from Astropathic relay to relay.>>19255815Easily done. Do you want to conceal the presence of the drugs (May cause a scandal if exposed) or offer them as an addition to the gift?Aside from your administration, Davos is something of a local folk hero despite (Or p[perhaps because of) his origins in the ranks of the Tau Auxiliaries. Aside from that, he owns a manufacturing company in the Northwestern area of the continent, served three terms as a Canton Governor, and is suspected to have a major stake in the Eldar Cold Trade.His main tactical knowledge is of guerrilla warfare against the Tau, with the addition of a few clashes with an Emperors Children Warband in the months following the war. He is, however, undergoing conventional warfare training at your new Military Academy and is also codifying his guerrilla and anti-Tau warfare knowledge for future students.The tactics your PDF uses is actually a modified version of Elysian tactics (Modern Combined Arms warfare and superior light infantry tactics rather than futuristic trench warfare) with some elements of the Praetorian Regiments tactics.>>19255948Davos. Hands down.
>>19255948He's pretty much the leader of a bunch of dudes who threw off a Tau occupation.If we piss him off too much, we could face upwards of a million rebels, all extensively trained in uncoventional warfare, and I don't doubt for a second that they already have hidden supplycaches everywhere.Being the leader of the guys who threw off a tau occupational force means he ain't no slouch in combat, or leading them, I reckon.
I would also like to point out that your Lord Commander doesn't have to be home-grown. In fact, most civilized Worlds, especially wealthy ones, recruit theirs from retired Imperial Guard Generals from the most reputable Regiment readily available. Such a General wouldn't have the same fame or loyalty from the PDF, or the same level of experience fighting on native terrain and unconventional warfare, but would be more experienced in fighting a larger variety of the foes of the Imperium. However, getting a good one would be expensive.
Seems like a good enough choice for the position of the Lord Commander.Also another question: how much would it approxamately cost to begin the planning and construction of the moonbase for the Sworn Swords?
Bring up the Lord-Commander position with Davos.Other then that, thank the Hunter for speaking with us, and for now, aid the Port town in rebuilding - I assume we can still act as a Governor when outside of out Captial too.
>>19256115Yes, let's give more power to the whiny douche with enough clout to threaten us, that can't go wrong.I'm in favour of brining an offworlder in, sure, he wouldn't be as respected, but he'd also be more loyal to us, and less likely to be an annoying ass.We don't want too much power to end up in one person (or group's) hands, that how the HH got started.
>>19256102Approximate cost is 6 C. Base will serve as a resupply point for SoB patrols (When there's enough of them to resume said patrols) and as a training camp for low-gravity and vacuum warfare. Your agents also suspect that it will be used as an observation post that the Sector Ecclesiarchy can use to keep tabs on you without risking a political incident.>>19256115Rebuilding is already underway, and you're kind of almost broke at the moment.>Offer Davos position of Lord Commander?>Meet with your planets Arbites Judge?>Other?
When is the von Braun family get together again? And have we decoded any more of that strange Xeno artifact or those texts?>>19256206There's no reason for a stranger to be more beholden to us then Davos is.
>>19256236I vote Nay with offering Davos the position, He's not only drugged us, but he's pressured us on numerous occasions, if anythign we should be trying to establish power that DOESN'T rely on Carth, not depending on him even more.When the next fiscal year rolls around, we should see to the cost of constructing orbital and lunar traning camps for our guardsman, to help them train in low-g and space boarding actions.If we do go through on the Sisters moon outpost, we should establish the moon training camp close by, as that'll provide a show of power, and give us an excuse to watch over them, also.
>>19256236Begin to funnel personal money into the Moonbase, but note that you want to speak with the other Chaptal of Sisters first - as it might be a joint base, and what not.Also, Davos for Lord-Commander, and I suggest we speak with the Arbites Judge via communications. I want to stay in the still decimated city until it's got it's feet back - speaking off, how much would it be to focus the clean up on clearing roads and what not?
>>19256206To be fair, his first impression of you was having several of your "Henchmen" (The words of the player that proposed this, not mine) threaten them until Davos and his lieutenants were hopping mad, and then to come in all smiles and wishes for future cooperation. Quote: "First stick, then carrot" Unquote. To him, you're another, more competent and somewhat less asinine, off-world dictator that tried to use blatant intimidation tactics in your very first meeting. This has colored his opinion of you.
>>19256275Yeah there is, WE brought him in, the only reson he has the position is due to us, With Davos it could be seen as appeasment or something else, but there's real alternate reason to appointing an outsider other than we want someone loyal to us.Furthermore dismissing him would carry a lot less backlash than trying to remove a national hero.Dividing the sources of power, and we not only lower the risk of rebellion, but if we can get them to fight amongst themselves, then they're less likely to fight against us. (NOTE THIS IS A METAPHOR, I DO NOT WANT TO ENCOURAGE CIVIL WAR, PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS LITERALLY.)
>>19256322Done.Majority appears to be on Davos for Lord Commander. Additional training for planetary-scale military operations will take 6 months (Decreased training time due to advanced training simulations and other gadgets) during which time he will be unavailable as an adviser. Confirm?
>>19256324Deservedly or not, he not only has a history of leading issurections, and he's put the pressure on us numerous times.Not to mention the time he drugged us during a treaty we were signing with the resistance, that was fun.I really don't want to risk facing a mini-Horus (and by Horus, a mean a rebellion lead by a guy who controls 1/2 the planet's furces, NOT super chaos primarch.)Bringing in an oursider means he has loyalties to us, and us alone, also he wouldn't likey have hidden resources to use against us. I say we should ask our Munitorium/Inquisition and our Arbites contacts to promising candiates.
>>19256413If he's unavailable, have him send us somebody who's almost as popular with the resistance and at least a bit amiable towards us.
>>19256360Aye.So start looking for a suitable Lord Commander off-world? And let's have words with the Arbites Judge
>>19256443ok never mind
>>19256413Confirm.>>19256360This sounds a lot like the "Stick, then Carrot" that got us here in the first place. And there is no reason for someone who we hire to be trustworthy, honest, and with oru best intrest in heart.
>>19256462How is "Not putting all our eggs in one basket" threatening them? What we're doing is not giving them even MORE power.Sometimes the biggest threats are internal ones, look at the country of Fiji, how many times has it been invaded? Once if you count the Birtish. How many military coups have they had in the past 40 years? Five.We don't want to give them too much power, otherwise if they do decide to rebel because of a percived slight, greed, or LOLCHAOS, we won't be completely fucked over.The more power we give the resistance, the more we have to rely on them, the Astartes was devided from 10,000 man legions to 1,000 man chapters because they were afraid of letting too much power in one person (or group's) hands could lead to another Horus Heresy.
>>19256462>>19256439>>19256451Accepted. Davos will be unavailable for 6 months (Training).Meeting with Arbites Judge in next post.Other Items of Interest:>Von Braun family meeting on Daysimir in a little over six months.>Mechanicus fleet inbound, ETA three weeks.>A report on the Daysimir legal system and Government has been prepared.>A report on Daysimir History has been prepared.A report on the Iron Dragons Chapter has been prepared.
I don't think we want to put a popular insurrectionist who has Tau sympathies in charge of our armed forces. At the same time, we can't have a hidebound Imperial general running roughshod over the planet and blundering over our relations with the natives.
For the record, I still doubt the fact that us being drugged was an "Accident." If memory serves, as soon as we were knocked out, inquisibro and the astartes had his balls to the wall.Putting all of our power in someone who's acted supsiciously in the past, for yet another appeasment not only makes us solely reliant on Davos, but with all the gifts we've been bestowing on the resistance, somewhat pointless.If Davos falls to chaos, or decides to usurp, he'll have control of the Resistance _and_ the PDF, and we're taking a huge risk for something of minimal benifit.
The best option is going to be getting a Lord Commander form offworld. If we do that, we can make Davos his adjutant/liason with us. That way, Davos is in a high position(keeps the PDF vets happy), we can rely on his tactical knowledge, and still keep a close eye on him.Our best bet is to let the new Lord Commander(when he shows up) run the PDF without too much interference from us. That way, we can improve our public image through civil projects and keep the populace happy while improving relations with other Imperial bodies.
>>19256621I'm not saying we take some Asshole REMF, we should look for someone who's sidelined politically, because they're not of noble birth, or they decided being smart was better than GLORAH.Maybe a Reasonable Commissar or a Guard Officer known for open-mindedness and adaptablilty.
>>19256641>, I still doubt the fact that us being drugged was an "Accident."He said that it's usually a hazing ritual for off-worlders. I guess he tried to pull a prank on us.
The video link takes several minutes to clear as it adjusts the signal through the third coastal thunderstorm this week, a side-effect of the use of Tau weather-control weaponry from decades ago and recent atmospheric disturbance from the battle in orbit.Finally, you see the face of Senior Judge Almar Karizof, enforcer of the Laws of the Imperium and commander of Daysimirs Fortress-precinct."Greetings, Governor. What do you require of the Servants of the Emperor?">Try to see where he stands on local politics.>Try to see how much he knows about the Eldar Cold Trade.>Other?
>>19256691>Playing a prank on the Planetary Govoner whislt in the middle of signing a treaty with them.Yeah, go and play a prank on Obama that makes it look like you just poisoned him, I'm sure the Secret Service will take it well if you tell them you were only joking.
Eldar Cold Trade is more important than his personal politics. Even if we asked, what are the odds he'll give us an honest answer?
>>19256621>>19256641>>19256660Start looking for an off-world Commander?
>>19256713>Try to see how much he knows about the Eldar Cold Trade.Yeah, no.I'd go with local politics, and ask if he has any promising people he'd be willing to spare, we do need an Arbities rep for our Privy Council, no?
>>19256718Nobody ever said he's particularly smart or knows protocol.
>>19256733Nah. I doubt any of them could deal with the minefield of Daysimir politics and the locals' pecularities.
>>19256733I say go for it, we should look for more mellow officers from the Commissariat, or Guard.(Maybe one of Cain's kids, one who actually took his lessions to heart).Open-midedness and Competence are a must, we can't have him BLAM-ing one tenth of our population for HERESY.
>>19256733While we look, we should also inform Davos and have him undergo some of the more basic stuff we'd expect form a Lord Commander, so that he can maintain the PDF and turn it over to the new Lord Commander as a disciplined and ready force.
>>19256733We can take a look around. Doubt anything good will crop up, though.
>>19256751More of a reason not to appoint him.>>19256755Dataslate briefing on the way here, Guard Officers and Commissar regularily deal with going to other planets and dealing with their idiosyncrasies, it shouldn't be too hard. Davos' main experiance was as an irregular, unused to dealing with conventional troops, and that should be just as much a hindarance, if not more so.
>>19256713Have we changed the legal defination of 'Heresy' yet?
>>19256787That was when we got "pranked", if memory serves.
>>19256762>>19256764You send word out in the Sector looking for commanders that match your specifications.>Ask Judge about Politics or Cold Trade?
Seems to be a consensus that Davos isn't exactly fit for the job. I still think we should have him undergo the basics so we have a fallback plan if we don't turn up a competent candidate. Having him in the wings ready to step in would only be a boon.
>>19256733I doubt training Davos for the job and then filling the position with an off-worlder will net us much goodwill.
Why can't we make it a joint-position?
>>19256827I say no, as an AA, that's bound to raise some suspiscion, and we'll likely get answers ranging from, "that's raidical" to "that's heresy".Unless I'm way off base about what Eldar Cold Trade is.
>>19256802According to Davos, he accidentally gave you the wrong flask, and handed you a glass of Fungus Whiskey that hadn't been treated to prevent off-worlders from collapsing. You're not sure how honest that claim was.
>>19256832The idea isn't to train him for it and have someone step in as a surprise. Full disclosure that he is to act as the Lord Commander's adjutant and liason with us, but that we want him to be trained so that he can handle the position until our more ideal candidate shows up
>>19256827Politics. Also ask him about how good law enforcement is around our planet.
>>19256848Isn't Cold Trade the RT version of xenos artifact trading?
>>19256863Also, not full training. Basics only, so he can't be expected to hold the position long term. Bringing him halfway can only increase his reliance on us for any future advancement.
>>19256832We don't need more good will, we've signed a treating with them letting them keep their guns, giving them hereditary titles, AND we've appointed many of them to high postions. Not only is showing them with more stuff going to give dimishing returns, but it could increase their sense of entitlement AND it poses a security risk.Davos could either get offenced/greedy and lauch a military coup, He could go chaos and Civil War us, OR he could be an Eldar Agent and try to compromise us to further Eldar plots. (Considering how much they like Eldar and how much the Eldar like pulling this kind of crap off, there's a good chance this could happen.)Too much risk, not enough reward.
>>19256848To clarify, you would be asking what HE has heard about the clandestine trade that's (probably) going on. Same with local politics. Trying to get his personal opinion on the matter is different.>>19256863>>19256830Confirmed. Davos will receive training to serve as a fallback option should you be unable to find an experienced IG Commander. Davos has requested that he be given command of the Special Forces Corps that he helped found should you find a more suitable candidate.>Because I forgot to include Spec Ops in PDF numbers at the beginning of the thread:Special Forces: 35,000 soldiers,made almost entirely of ex-Resistance members. Armed with improved Flak and silenced Best-Quality Autoguns.
>>19256848Depends on what we ask. if the angle we come form is in regards to how well efforts are going to crack down on it, we'll likely get a more detailed response form him, as well as an idea on how to tap into said trade on the down-low if it would help out our cause. Someone mentioned pulling in radical techpriets earlier on, and I think having access to Eldar tech for said techpriests to pick at owuld do much to net us some solid tech expertise.
>>19256907So the guy wants to be put in charge of a corps of Spec Ops killers, who are almost entirely made up of folks who have good reason to solely be loyal to him?Sounds like how a lot of people with their eyes set a bit too high get their start...
>>19256907Bleh...special forces to command?Not a fan.Drawing a blank on anything besides a flat no though.
>>19256909Tell him we'll consider it. The best plan is to keep him in a big enough position that he'll be good, while letting us keep an eye on him
>>19256827Ask him about the Cold Trade. It's important we appear focused on the Judge's interests, and maintaining Imperial Law definitely falls square-in that range.
>>19256907I agree with appointing him to Spec-Ops commander, they're already loyal to him, and he'd pose much less a threat, while still having prestiege.Maybe we should make him a member of our Privy Council/Council of advisers? His advice could be very valuable to us, concerning certain elements.Our Privy Council should consist of our Lord Commander, Admisitratum flunky, a Mechanicus rep.Commissar Rep, ID Rep, Arbites, Navy (We're probably too busy running the planet to keep up with the navy, we likely have an extensive list of navy contacts, but I don't know about our up-to-date-knowledge), and Maybe an Eccelawhatever dude.For the Administratum, we should contact our Munitorium/Inquistor contact, and ask if he has anyone to send our way or our ask our Minister of the Interior.Arbites and ID we phone our guys up, AdMech/Ecc we as the newly arriving groups.
>>19257004No space marine guy? I think we need more connections to the Space Marines to keep Davos and other potential political threats in check.
>>19257004Oh wow, It turns out I had know idea what the Minister of the Interior actually did.Just ask the Munitorium/Inquistor guy.
>>19257030I mentioned them, the ID mean Iron Dragons, our local chapter.
"Aside from what's left of Rodoris' administration, local politics are very clean.dirty politicians don't last long in a Democratic system, it would seem. These people are good servants of the Emperor. There are no civilians in the battle for the survival of the human race, and they seem to actually understand that here. Warrior of the Emperor to the last."
Okay guys, I've got to go to dinner and it's almost 11. I'll have to wrap it up here for tonight.Sorry for such a short session. We'll continue next Friday at 2:00 AM GMT/8:00 PM US Mountain Time. I promise I'll actually have those fucking info pics and sector/sub-sector maps by next time, along with detailed reports on various on-world factions.
>>19257089>dirty politicians don't last long in a Democratic system,pfffffft HAHAHAHAHAAAAA
>>19257120And I will have ship profiles done. Links will be on the 1d4.
Finally got in here. Sup.
Heh, nevermind. Guess I came late to the party.
>>19257229compared to a dictaotorship
>>19260675Not sure. Dirty politicians can last very long in democratic systems and get removed with much greater ease in dictatorships. I'm not sure if anyone ever actually researched this as opposed to just making assumptions.Though I think it depends on the corruption of a system as a whole and not on its structure. It's common wisdom that dictatorships are easier to corrupt, though, or maybe just harder to fix.