rolled 8 = 8You awaken in your room to spomething more than a little unusual. The power is out, still that's not much more than a nuisance. You walk over to your closet and pull out your black pants, your green shirt, your boots and your leather jacket. After you get dressed you put on your glasses. Your "nanny" (the term is amusing because she's fifteen, you're nineteen) Lucy has fallen asleep in a chair right next to your door. She has a small present in her hands, the poor girl really needs to learn to assert herself. If she wanted to give it to you she could have done it last night. What are you going to do?A: wake up Lucy and scold her for falling asleep in your room. B: wake up lucy and offer to take her out to breakfast.C: screw this gay apartment, lets go hang out with Lantz.E: your choice.
>>19817308B: wake up lucy and offer to take her out to breakfast.Fuck yeah, Breakfast. Bacon, eggs and waffles.
rolled 23 = 23>>19817308E: take the present as quickly and quietly as possible, put a blanket on her and go eat some breakfast
E. Go fight the tyranids.
rolled 53 = 53>>19817357There are no tyranids...wait thats what they want us to think!>>19817336>>19817355Roll for it guys, 1d100, highest of first three rolls goes.
rolled 73 = 73>>19817355If we do that then she can't give us the present herself, she obviously wants to give it to us.>>19817368B!
rolled 1 = 1>>19817355rollan
rolled 51 = 51well we've Got a 73 up here, and the anon who rolled a 1 didn't specifiy. Unless someone posts an amazing roll in a minute or so I'm writing up B.
E. Try and procure an hotshot charge pack. At dmg +2 ap4 tearing they pretty much fix every shortcoming of the lasgun... and their rechargeable.If i was running a regiment each soldier would get atleast 2. And at most i would cover them with about 6.
rolled 2 = 2You sigh to yourself and roll your eyes. Oh lucy, you poor thing if you only learned to speak your mind more often you'd probably be doing something more fufilling than playing nursemaid to a minor noble's son who's 4 years older than you. Filled with compassion you place your hand onthe shoulder of the short teenaged girl and gently shake her awake. Her eyes snap open and her cheeks flush with shame and embarassment. "Oh Master Line-" You interrupt her with a quiet shushing motion. "Its Fin, short for fineas, only dad gets to call me Line." You take the present from her hands and place it on your bed and and help her stand up. "C'mon lucy, lets go get some breakfast." This seems to flust the poor girl even more and she seems on theverge of spouting some sort of refusal before you place your hand on her shoulder and gently propel her through the halls of you luxurious hab block. (you get to eat meat and chocolate once a week. Its awesome!) Soon enough your outside and in the dark corridors of the hive.
rolled 23 = 23>>19817435we'll decide what type of guardsman Fineas is when shit gets real, just be patient, he'll have good reason to fight.Next installment comin' up...
Dont forget your sword. All nobles wear swords even if its just for sho. But we're fairly minor so it might not matter.
rolled 42 = 42Its dark and a little creepy in the corridors, even the noble families have to put up with rats in these hard economic times. Lucy seems profoundly uncomfortable walking around with you. Maybe its just the xpensive uniform. You make a note to buy her something that doesn't paint a target on the back of a head the second you get down to the merchant's level of the hab block. The levators are of course out so that means walking down flights of stairs, lots of them.afters the 20th flight you're dreaming up imaginative ways to kill whoever is responsable for this power outtage. You hear an odd sound from the maintanence door, in fact now that you notice it the door is ajar.and even more disturbing the icon of the machine god on the door has been defaced by some manner of odd geometric graphiti. You can hear sounds coming from inside the shrine, something is coming towards you.A: Tell lucy to wait outside and go inside the shrine.B: wait outside and protect lucyC: Find an weapon, some pipe or something.
rolled 42 = 42>>19817490We're on amerigo prime, its modeled after america on the cold war so nobles would probably carry revolvers. Which fin is to be presented with on his 21st birthday.pity he's only nineteen.
>>19817511C: Find an weapon, some pipe or something.Remember to always fight smart. We don't know what we're up against so get a force multiplier.
Put up your dukes and face it with murder in your eyes!
C. time for improv gents
rolled 9 = 92 votes is good enough for me.C: writan it up.
rolled 8 = 8>>19817511C:use little girls as shield/macesomeone is gonna die for the emperor today
rolled 2 = 2You look around on the ground, desperate to find some kind of weapon, any kind. Your eyes fall on a small box of tools, for a moment you think the emperor is punishing you for your lack of faith and then you spot it out of the corner of your eye, at some point someone forgot their spanner here its big,, its heavy and rust has turned the thing into one solid piece of metal, just what you need. You sweep the pipe wrench off the ground and turn just in time to see the pair of red glowing eyes staring at you from withing the desecrated shrine, you recall all you lessons in fencing and combat and ready yourself to face your foe.>continued in just a moment.
rolled 34 = 34It shambles out of the darkness like a nightmare, some strange twisted mockery of flesh an- oh wait its just a servitor, a heavily damaged servitor at that. Its robe is in tatters and its missing most of its limbs and its covered in more of that strange graphiti but it seems more than ready to kill you. It takes a swipe at you with its single reminging arm, you recognize it as a feint and don't even bother to dodge, it draws a long line of blood down from you chin up to your cheekbone, the real attack would have been far worse. It jabs a llong piece of metal that sparks with energy at your chest, you bat that away and take a swing at the machine's head, it's barely standing as is so that good thwack manages to knock it over, from there its a simple manner of hitting it till it can't move, lucy joins in on killing it by hitting it with the tool box like the good servant she is.A: investigate the ruined shrine.B: get the hell back home.C: go down to the merchant's blcok, buy a gun and contact the arbites.
rolled 54 = 54forgot e...you know what just assume that you can vote with your own choice at any point in time/
C: go down to the merchant's blcok, buy a gun and contact the arbites.
>>19817671C: go down to the merchant's blcok, buy a gun and contact the arbites.This ought to be reported to the proper authorities. First thing to do is make a quick sketch of the symbol on the wall. Then check the sparky energy metal thing and check it out, we might want to bring it along for further evidence.
A: I smell chaos at work here.
rolled 36 = 36You take a quick peek insiode the shrine, after all you need to tellthe Peace Officers something. What you see inside chills you to the bone. These shrines are run by the Admech, they keep the city running by acting as way stations for power, your tuutor was very comprehensive in his teachings. This shrine has been devistated, its like someone took a powersword to every piece of equipment inside. You examine the the servitor, the odd weapon it used on you, at further examination is clearly some manner of arc welding. After ordering lucy to use her talents as an artist to render the graffiti into some sort of evidence for the authorities you climb down another 60 flights of stairs and make it to the merchant's block. You see that same symbol more than once before you make your stop. Only one shop is still open, the one run by your friend lantz. You pause for a moment and ponder over what kind of weapon you want. You have done some fencing maybe you should get a sword too? >what type of weapons is he buying?
rolled 33 = 33Semi-Common weapons only, its the sort of thing you could get your hands on from an up-and-up weapons dealer in the imperium.
>>19817726A rifle or lasgun would draw more attention than I like.Concealable holdout pistol, if las make it hotshot, if SP make it nasty and single shot, either large caliber standard or shotgun. Pistol either las or SP, don't care much which. Depends on what is more common here.Sword, given that we've studied fencing either a saber or a rapier.
laser pistol andmonosword - buy the one that looks the most like the swords we practiced fencing with
>>19817726I agree with >>19817751, let's get a Laspistol, we don't want to draw attention to us, plus ammo should be plentiful.Maybe get one for your maid (?) too
rolled 78 = 78>>19817726chainsword and laspistol
>>19817821We don't know how much weapons expertise she has so get something simple, not fiddly and easy to aim. I'm guessing a sword would be wasted on her.>>19817835As cool as a chainsword sounds it draws a fuckton of attention, we can't use it quietly, I have no clue if we're trained with one so we might lop off our foot, and it might not be available.
>>19817835Maybe a dagger instead of a sword?
Lantz is a lanky young man who's about a year older. He's sort of the brother you've never had. Your real brother joined the guard and died fighting orks on some world who's name you can never be bothered to remember. Lantz has a laundry list of character flaws but he notices your new scar right away. "Woah, been playing with gutter rats? You okay Fin, you want I shou-" You cut him off with an emphatic wave of your hand and command in your voice. "I need the best sword and laser pistol you've got, when I have those we're calling the Peace Officers." Lantz lets out a low whistle as he looks you over. If there's one thing he knows its that you don't scare easily. Quickly enough he brings out a hotshot Laser Pistol and a recharger device for the weapon, he even lets you take advantage of aspecial deal and offers you six clips, with two more clips for free. You take him up on the offer. You also see fit to buy a monosword, it's a bit thicker than the fencing swords you used but you never studied classical-
>>19817860We should get a dagger as well. You can never have enough knives.
[I have a PS3 so I have an arbitray word limit, some of these posts will be chopped up. Apologies for any jimmies that are rustled due to this.]But you never studied any classibal fencing. As far as your instructor was concerned if there wasn't any kicking, shooting or face punching going on your weren't sword fighting, you were play acting. You also think clearly enough to buy lucy a small hold out pisol, in this case a six shot slug gun.After strapping on the fanny pack that contains your HS recharger your settle down to wait for the arbites to arrive.[continued in a moment, your patience is a appreciated.]
>>19817897What, you don't have a computer?
With paranoia going full blast in your head you also buy a dagger, this gets added to your weapons belt. Lantz has a worried look on his face, not once, not ONCE, in all the years that he's know you have you ever felt the need to take advantage of his easy going nature and buy weapons for cheap. But then again you've never been this afraid in your life.The arbites arrive in about thirty minutes, one's a large fat man who barely fits into his powder blue uniform, the other is skinny and fits into his own like a tent. "What seems to be the problem young man." Thay're talking to Lantz, after some quick clarification they turn to you with a look they only reserve for street rats. "You say you have information that pertains to security of the hive. I doubt that." States the fat man with a look of allof scorn in his eye. "I'd say you he's just one more noble bred punk looking for trouble." Lucy's face has turned bright red by this point, she was always terribly defensive of you. But you manage to calm her with-
>>19817917[its busted. its either PS3 or nuthin.]a gesture and a small shake of your head. Well not calm, but it does keep her from shooting the peace officers dead. Maybe the pistol was a bad idea. You explain how you'd decided to take lucy to have breakfast at a diner on this level, that of course earns the "he's fucking her" looks from them. Then you explain how you stumbled upon the maintanence shrine and then you hand them the symbol. From there on they're all ears and quickly enough they have a pair of Peace officers verify your story. Thanks to thier emergency communication network it only takes twenty minutes. Thay thank you for your service to the hive, actually apologize for thier behaviour, suggest you see a chirurgeon about your face wound and ask you to stay in the hive so they can contact you later. Well now what? The hive is under some kind of attack what should you do?>A: fuck this, I want some pancakes.>B: I REALLY should have this looked at, could get infected.
[extra commands...sorry bros.]C: why not hang out with Lantz?E: your choice.
>B: I REALLY should have this looked at, could get infected.
>>19817962B: We don't know what turned the servitor hostile yet, for all we know we could have been cut with a chaos tainted blade. Let's get dat shit checked out
rolled 53 = 53B, unless we pass somewhere to have pancakes on the way.
>>19817959>B: I REALLY should have this looked at, could get infected.Get that looked out, I don't even want to imagine what sort of future mutant super tetanus was on that thing.Though if we see pancakes on the way there, get some.
Wait, why does Space America have nobility?
For whatever reason you can't stop thinking about pancakes, still there's no telling what made that servitor go nuts. I mean you have one in your house, they're the most docile things in the universe until someone orders them to attack. Even then they're not good at it unless they've been designed to kill. You decide the best possible course of action is to visit a medicae. Thankfully the merchant block has everything a person could ask for. After spending 15 minutes walking you and lucy make it to the merchant block's medicae. Once there a nurse quickly notices your wound and has a chirurgeon sent to patch you up. Rank doth have its priviliges thankfully.The Chirugeon is an old wisened man, his weak eyes were replaced with apair of large, amber lenses at some point. His hands, though flesh, are cold, and thankfully clean. This is a man who ascribes to the idea that filth creates disease. "Ehhh, not the worst cut I've ever seen, must have been painful though." You chuckle and mutter something about-
[normal america has nobles, we just call them rich people. and 40K is fuedalistic as fuck, why wouldn't Amerigo secondus have nobles]You chuckle and mutter somthing about not having time to feel it and the man reaches over to his tray for his needle. He makes you lie down and forces you to be still with one surprisingly strong hand. With the other he slowly stitches the wound shut. Disturbing, but no more than having a psychotic servitor try to kill you. The chirurgeon sends you on your way and prepares to deal with his next patient.>Pancakes?>hangout with Lantz>Go home>your choice.
>>19818042Motherfucking pancakes. We need some breakfast and it'll make Lucy happy because pancakes make everyone happy.
>>19818042Fukken pancakes, we might only be minor nobles, but we shall FEAST LIKE KINGS
pancakes are the only option
Fuck the chaos cultists or who ever shutdown the hive power grid, and fuck anyone who feels like getting in your way. You're well armed, stitched up and you have enough money to live the easy life. Its time for probably your favorite thing in the galaxy. (Next to him on the golden throne of course.) PANCAKES. You make it down the Mama Bliss's joint and take a seat at the bar, at first Lucy hated this place but she's come to trust the (crude) honesty of the employees and Patrons. "Mama!" you yell in your cultured low gothic. "Gimme some pancakes when you get the time." You hear a loud yell that comes from far back in the sweltering hell that is the kitchen. "WHAT?!" The patrons, and the waiters and watress yell back. "HE JUST WANTS PANCAKES AL!" and with that you settle down ready to await your order, but despite the attempts at cheerfullness the patrons are scared. "My cousin digs out junk from the undercity. He says a few days ago a guy he used to partner up with opened up this chamber and found a room full-
>>19818095Of dragon dildos
XENO stuff. Wierd armor, all brown like ceramic and wierd rifles. There were books in a language that damn sure weren't gothic. I tells ya, this has gotta be the work of them tau!" You sip your recaff and feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. This sound sawfully familair. Thankfully at this point your pancakes arrive, you and lucy gorge yourself on butter, syrup and fluffy white pancake for the better part of ten minutes before switching over to bacon and eggs. After awhile of eating, drinking recaff and sharing company with the withdrawn maid you grow bored in the diner. The company is nice but you're a noble, they all know that. Npw you're an ARMED noble. They're treating you a bit like a stary dog that wandered in.A: buy lucy something that's less conspicuos.B: hang out with LantzC: Check the news vendorE: your choice.
>>19818100that was funnier than it should have been.
>>19818123A: buy lucy something that's less conspicuos.Get ourself something too. We need to be able to walk the streets unnoticed. The laspistol can be easily concealed, maybe get a bag of some sort for the monosword so it looks like we have a bag on our back instead of a sword on our hip.
Check the news vendor
rolled 11 = 11Is the power still out? If not let's take our best girl (by which I mean Lucy) to the local flea pit, they normally have a news reel before the main film.Failing that, take Lucy to the gun range to make sure she knows how to shoot.
>>19818123A: If there's a Tau insurgency going on/about to happen, they will most likely target nobels first, so get yourself and your maid or whatever something less conspicious.And maybe keep an ear out for more rumors
You keep an ear out as you walk, lucy is thankfully pateint and content to walk with you as you move about. Whilst you walk the Emperor sends you a sudden flash of insight. The Tau, the xenos that governor nixon has been trading with for years. The xenos who are trying to erode faith in the Emperor. The Xenos whose human servants are responsable from the Line Family's fall from grace.You know what happens to nobles when the Tau take over. Quickly enough you take Lucy to a decent clothes emporium and buy her an outfit that won't look so supicious. You also get her a packpack to carry her old uniform, and you buy a cheacp silver corrd to wear your signet ring. With that done you decide to make thje best of this day and head towards the flea pit. Nothing like a movie in the morning, who knows maybe they'll have that Ciaphus Cain flick that the reviewers have been ranting about.
>The Tau, the xenos that governor nixon has been trading with for years.>incopetent arbites who don't take us seriously>admech shrine wreckedWe need to call down the inquisition on this planet and we need to do it now.
>>19818206That might be a bid overkill just know; we should see how the situation develops
The news reel that comes before the featured movie is... Disturbing. It talks about how governor nixon is furthering trade relations and allowing the tau to have thier own embasy in the capital. The Capital that you live in. Further more it talks about how foolish anti-xeno crimes against our new trade partners will be punished. The thing that scares you the most though is the flag that the xenos use, you see it emblazoned on body armor, and on thier ships and waving above the new xeno embassy in the news reel. All the upbeat music in the world can't stop you from feeling threatened. You're suddenly very glad of your weapons.A: stay and watch the movie.B: go home and fortify the aprtment against invasion.C: share your concerns with LanztE: your choice.
>>19818227C, then B
>>19818227C: share your concerns with LanztWe need to have a plan for when everything goes to hell, and Lanzt is our best bud for that.
>>19818227We should also inform our father, he might be able to get other noble houses to assist us in the coming insurgency.Also, inform the nearest Imperial Guard regiment, shit's gonna get down
The capital must have a techpriest enclave or something around her, right?Head towards them. If anyone is doing something about the tau, it's the AdMech.Unless the governor got rid of the non-heretical techpriests already
>>19817694>I smell chaos at work hereIts probably a bad idea for a guardsman to actually go anywhere near something that could be chaoti because he'd probably be shot because of the risk of the taint of chaos
Lucy, Emperor bless her heart, has the same look of vague fear that's probably plastered all over your face. You lean over to her and whisper. "We need to go." She doesn't say a thing, she just stands up and leaves right along with you, her hand in yours. It doesn't take long to find Linndallz Long arms, the shop that Lanzt's family runs. "Oh hey you look....even worse than before actually." You share your concerns with Lanzt and list off the clues that you've pieced together. Its obvious really, how could anyone not notice? The Tau are going to seize the planet and anyone with anything of value will be the first one with Xeno blades at thier necks. "If it were anyone else, I'd say they'd just cauight a case of the heebie-jeebies." He looks you over specutiely a contemplative frown on his face. "You've always been one cool cat though, even when your brother croaked you just clammed up for a few days. If this thing has got you scared then I should be scared." Thats when the sounds start.>BRB have to walk dog
>>19818291Fucking told you so Lanzt. I warned you about Tau bro and look where we are now.
You're balls cral up into your gut and build themselves a cabin, not because of the appaearance of the xeno but because of what his appearance here means. At some point someone must have installed some sort of holo projection devices. but these things are...odd different. Not the black and white or blue monotone the Imperium uses. "Citezens of Amerigo Secondus, I am Sta'Lin of the Ethereal caste. It is my pleasure to inform you that I have been placed in charge of bringing the greater good tyo your world." An odd creature, almost human but with a wierd "V" shaped marking on its face, and its skin was blue. "Please obey all of our decrees and cooperate with our Gue'Vesa Guardsman and PeeDeeEff, and Fire Caste warriors and the Transition will be painless, I doubt you will even notice that management of your daily affairs has been taken over by the Tau empire." With that the odd holoprojectors turned off and...collapsed. No matter how hard you look you can't find them again. That can only mean-
>>19818373[eesh, typos everywhere. have to step up my game.]It can only mean that the Admech has been compromised on the highest levels. Going to them is pointless. You turn to Lanzt. The two of you don't even need to speak, you and Lucy and Lantz begin closing up shop and making it impossible for the casual passerby to see what you're up to.>Where, and what will Fin and crew hide for the resistance movement? choose carefully anons your decisions will decide our young nobleman's fate.
Well, let's see - the government is cooperating with the xenos, the mechs are not around, the arbiters are either compromised or inneffective and that leaves...The gangs and the noblesDo we know where our father is?Or, do we have contacts among other nobles?
rolled 42 = 42>>19818399gather up as secretly as possible your friends, family, and those who are willing and have the resources the help our cause>as a side note,get out of the city
>>19818373We have contacts among a handful of families, just three or four of them. We already have the Line family, old money, lost prestige because of thier heavy Anti-Tau. We've got the Gabrill family, longtime guard supporters, just about every male member has to join the imperial guard so its run by women. The Belrahd family, immigrants from another world, bvery religous and opposed to all things that the ecclesiarchy deems unsavory, and finally Hughes family, a house with strong ties to the admech, you'd think that would make them powerful, but again antitau sidelining. We KNOW we can trust these people. Father wasn't in last you checked. You assumed he was out aiding the munitorium with the collection of...well whatever kind of data he collects. Looks like you don't know where he is.
>>as a side note,get out of the cityBecause it bears repeating
>>19818453First, let's talk to the Hughes, we can't win a war without guns. Keep our weapons concealed wherever we go.
so far we've got get out of the city, I've listed the groups you know are safe to contact.The easiest way to get out of the hive would be through the undercity an dthat could get hairy. Amergo Secondus is OLD.
It takes hours but you and lucy, with careful supervision from Lantz disassmble all the high quality weapons. The high caliber stub guns, the better quality las guns, the chain knives and swords, and you carefully hide the monoblades and other melee weapons.You take the liberty of upgrading your dagger to a monoblade and giving lucy a second gun, this time a heavy semi-automatic stub pistol (something like a 45. caliber pistol, her holdouts a 22. cal) Lanzt takes the liberty of folloowing your example and gets a weapons belt and gives himself a hotshot Las-pistol a mono sword, and a dagger. He's packing a cutlass instead of a dueling sword though.Together the three of you take the back entrance and desperately try to appear as if you aren't imperial sympathizers. Your nerves aren't helped by the fact that power has been restored and that everyone seems...restless. Time to see the hughes family, some of us still revere the Emperor.>Take the lifts.> Use the stairs.>Try the under city.
>>19818520>Under city, try to remain unseen as long as possible
>>19818520The lifts will be watched, we can't take them.The stairs are risky as well, the Tau are probably combing for supporters, like us.It's risky but take the under city, the Tau won't have been able to clear there and we might be able to drum up gang support.
> Use the stairs.
Between the three of you, you determine that the only way to reach any help from the families that your father trusted is via the undercity. Dangerous, but the Tau won't be expecting it. It takes a little time but you find an access hatch and pass through a wreched admech maint-shrine. Interestingly enough at some point someone installed new equipment in here. XENO equipment, must be why the lights are on. You're tempted to damage it but you're trying to AVOID Tau scrutiny not earn it. You spend what feels like half a day climbing down ladders, resting on concrete edged and climbing down more ladders till you reach the bottom of the shaft. There's only one way forward and its blocked by scantily clad, armed, tatooed women. Thier leader has to be at least 7 feet tall. They seem to be having a conversation.>Try to reason with them.>Attack.>observe them.
huh, wrong pic...we'll just assume at least half the gang have abhuman traits like pointed ears or fangs.
>>19818593>Try to reason with them.I severely doubt these people are working for the Tau or that they want them to slowly press in on them, which is was they'll do if they get control. Also we ought to be one charming motherfucker.
>>19818614seconded, did we have any spare equipment when we left? If we can offer them shiny guns then they'll probably fight alongside us
>>19818661Giving guns to people whose loyaltiy is scetchy at ebst doesn't seem like the wisest of actions
If there's one thing watching your father desperately try to stop the apparently inevitable slide of your house into obscurity taught you, its that judging people based by thier looks is foolish. Even if these aren't cathedral going imperial citezans they can't want to live under a tau hoof can they? You clear your throat and approach with your hands held palms outwards, wide apart, doing your best to make yourself look harmless. Lucy has one hand on her pistol and Lanzt is giving you that look he gives when he think's your nuts. "Excuse me! Hi there, My name is Fineas Edward Line," You extend your hand towards what you assumed the groups leader is. She takes your hand in hers and crushes it in a vicelike grip.>roll1d20 not to act like a wimp.
fuck forgot the next part...first of three posts, will take the highest roll.
rolled 11 = 11>>19818683Rollan. Remember the noble handshake lessons that your father taught you, strong and firm.
rolled 20 = 20Roll baby roll
rolled 8 = 8>>19818706dat roll
>>19818706That shit breaks her hand
>>19818706I think we have earned her respect through a signle handshake.
rolled 4 = 4>>19818720...
rolled 6 = 6>>19818725i believe she just orgasmed
>>19818706[whoah. Fin has quite a fucking grip.]You squeeze back with just as much force and eventually the abhuman woman's face blanches. She doesn't cry out in pain and you strongly resist the urge to belittle her for being unable to take a little handshake. Lucy looks smug now and Lanzt is snickering, no wonder you always beat him in Tarot."I..." The woman seems surprised that anyone from the surface could do what you just did. "I am Anevka," She gestures behind you with one hand and you notice that her fingernails are thick and pointed, like claws. "This my gang. We're the Tunnel Cats. What do city folk want down in the dark?" She seems to be waiting for your move.>You did bring some rations for the trip. Share a meal with these gangers?> Explain that the Tau have forced you out of the City.C: Move on.E: your choice.
rolled 71 = 71>>19818758sympathize with her, tell her you are trying to escape the xeno menace and plan onto rebel against them.
Explain that the Tau have forced you out of the City.And then explain (lie) about what the tau do to furriesi.e the murdering and the burning
>>19818758B. Explain that the Tau have forced you out of the City.The Tau have come, they are starting to take over the high city and are going to keep on moving downward until there is nowhere left to hide and people like you and me are dead. The only thing we can do is kill every last one of them we can. Make them fight and die for every inch of the city they take. I'm going to go visit some friends of mine, they have the best supply of weapons you will find, do you want to fight with me or do you want to hide down here?
The tau are taking over, we don't like the tau and we are trying to reach other people who don't like the tau so we could all complain to eachother about how much we dislike the tauI would be nice to know someone else who dislikes the tau so we can "complain" to them tooSomeone who knows the undercity, maybe. hint hintIf they don't get the hint, just tell them that we are trying to organize a resistance>>You did bring some rations for the trip. Share a meal with these gangers?
You break out a portable hot plate and cook up some guard rations whihc are...awful but the spices lucy bought make them less awful. Anevka and her crew seem neither impressed nor surprised by the rations, they must not have a high standard of living. they do on the other hand seem to respect you more for offering them basic hospitality. "Okay, I'm not going tpo mince words, in the city you'd be shot dead for your minor mutations." Eyes narrow and you can tell that you're about to have your head smashed. "Hey, hey calm down. I find it interesting, attractive even. Thing of the matter is, under the old regime as long as you stuck to the undercity everybody just pretended you didn't exist." Its pretty clear Anevka and the tunnel cats want you to get to the point. "I raise the Issue of the old Regime because the we have a new regime. The tau, thing about the Tau is they're efficient." There's a mixture of hope and confusion on the abhuman faces now.
"Thing about the Tau is they're efficient. They have a tidy list of jobs and who gets to do those jobs." Hope turns to dread, confusion to understanding. "And you my dear Tunnel cats aren't going to be on that list, I can sum you up just by looking at you. You do what you want, where you want, how you want. Probably the only advantage of living in the undercity." One of Anevka's group speaks up, a short woman with freckles, red hair and pointed ears. "These Taus wouldn't come down here the undercity is useless!" Anevka responds to this by shaking her head and keeping the same stoic expression she's had on her face since the start of this talk glued onto her face. "The undercity isn't useless at all. Nixon just never could be bothered to raise the shiny to come down here and put in hab blocks and shiny vending machines. The Tau are different, is that right Line? You think they'll come down here?"You nod and gesture about you. "Look at all this wasted space, you could fill it with machinery that could-
>>19818758Tunnel Cats rule!
do...things. Look I'm no cogboy but I understand the way people work. My father worked for the munitorium he lived and breathed economic data. If you had the money and the patience you could turn this undercity into anything from a factory to a brand new training facility for soldiers. They will come and they will kill anyone who gets in thier way." by now there's a stony cast to the gangers faces. They believe you,undercity or city proper you one suave motherfucker."Join up with me now and when we overthrow the Tau I'll make you Vassals of my family. I'll make sure you and your descendents are treated well by my family." You shrug and smile, making it clear that its an oopen offer, but you won't be offended if they refuse. "Or don't Look I know fuck all about the undercity, help me get through it unscathed and I'll pay you. I happen to know where a storage of nice weapons are, Las, Stub, Chain, old fashioned steel. I can get it for you. But first you have to earn my trust." There you've made you pitch-
You may not be a merchent but you can play heart strings like a fiddler. If they won't take the offer of vassalage rthey WILL go for the weapons. The only hard part is keeping them from slitting your throats after they get the weapons.Anevka and her group finally come to a decision. "First you demonstrate your gear, if its what you've promised then you out fit myself and one other Tunnel Cat to act as your guide, the rest of us will spread the word of the Tau, provided of course you're promises are as good as your presentation." It only takes a minute. In between the las pistols and the mono blades the Tunnel Cats are sold. Now you just have to get them weapons without alerting the Tau, weapons for two of them at any rate. They will guide you back to the city, but from there you're on your own. Full body cloaks are suspicious.>what are we retieving for the Tunnel Cats, should we get anything else while in the city?
One las rifle, a stubber and maybe a mono knife. "Don't worry we have enough of these to start an army"
No need for full body cloaks, just put our more conspicous weapons like the mono sword into a bag of some sort.Ask them what they want us to pick up. We can probably carry a few pistols and grenades without being noticed.Also, do we know any way to contact a realiable astropath?The sooner we report what happened here to the administratum, the sooner they will start working on getting us some backup.
>>19818970We'll want to equip them for recon and scouting primarily. Given that they're cat abhumans knives and other melee weapons would be useful. Pistol and knife if we have them available. And you can never go wrong with a lasgun.If we have the option available once we get to the Hughes family we'll want to equip them for assymetric warface, stealth gear, explosives, trap wire, things meant for ambush. Assuming we can get those to them safely.
>>19819017The astropath's guild is within a stone's throw of the emperor's palace. We can safely assume that they're either dead or being monitored. The weapon emporium lacked grenades but does have throwing knives. We could easily bring along a bag of las pistols or stub pistols or whatever.As for the Tunnelcats they want "The best Choppers you've got." and "Small guns, easy to carry. Boomy stuff if you have it." I. E. grenades, which we don't have. Just think of Lanzt's store as your average gun shop, he may have assault rifles but he can only sell those to select customers.
>>19819032I mostly follow lore since I'm a poorfag, any links, screenshots or pictures of booklore that could help with more esoteric equipment would be appreciated. Okay Writan!
You honestly had no idea just how extensive these tunnels were. It takes some squirming and crawling in places but you manage to get through the undercity to an access block that's actually quite close to Lanzt's shop. Anevka kisses your forehead for good luck and sends you on your way into the hab. You can feel lucy's eyes burning into your back like a Laz weapon. You're in the hab block and its fairly croded. The broadcasts by Xenos have become common place and people are...edgy but not rioting. Lanzt's rivals are getting a lot of business but no one see,ms to care much that his shop has shut down.You make your way into the store and are about to begin getting ahold of weaponry for your new allies when someone grips your shoulder. Its a man in what appears to be xeno armor, blue optical lenses stare at you from an odd red helmet and a three fingered hand grips you arm tightly. He's holding a rifle and he has some manner of sword sheathed at his hip.
"Good day Citezan, I am of the Firecast. My name is Ive'an I have been assigned to speak with the owner of this shop about a [erson who reported an incident here earlier.">A: Talk it out. >B: Slug him and take him captive>C: Shank him.Roll 1d20 highest of three posts gets picked.
rolled 5 = 5the best case scenario is to talk our way out of this.If that does not go well, knife him, hide the body and move along
rolled 11 = 11>C: Shank him.No need for witnesses, and a pulse rifle will be a big bonus
You panic, before you know it your combat training kicks in and you grapple with the xeno. (Its fairly obvious he's a xeno, he's got hooves for fuck's sake.) You lock one arm around his neck and slam the blade of your monodagger into his neck, brainpan, and spine. Aside from grunting in surprise he didn't have time to do much of anything. You grab his blade (You'll be able to mount this on your wall when this is all over) his rifle, and his pistol. Surprisingly there's very little blood to clean up, tau must not bleed as much as humans.It takes you a few minutes but you empty the boxes of weapon parts into some handy bags and store your swords in a large duffel bag. All in all you manage to collect 1 las rifle, 1 autostubber, 5 las pistols, 5 stub pistols, 1 pules rifle, 1 pules pistol, 1 honor blade, 2 monoswords, and ten mono daggers. You get some wierd looks but thankfully no one's on high alert here. Yet. You manage to get back to Anevka in one piece and present her with her very own monosword.
She seems geniunly impressed with your haul and claims the las rifle and a las pistol as her own. She doesn't even seemed phased when you inform her that the Tau are onto you now and that weapons stash is compromised. She offers to take you to her tribes base so that you can rest up and learn about the under city before you move onto your next destonation.>A: Take her up on the offer>B: Decide that speed is more important her and try to move on.>C: your choice.
rolled 16 = 16>B: Decide that speed is more important her and try to move on.You just killed one, the war has begun. It is not the time to slow down. We now need more allies whether from the noble houses or other gangs
rolled 41 = 41>>19819358B I'd say, we gotta stay on the move, once they find the dead tau they will increase security and might even send a search party after us.We gotta get as far away from them as possible
rolled 9 = 9Move on, try to contact other noble houses. We can't associate overly with gangers, we need the support of the noble houses and associating with gangers will lessen us in their eyes. We will have to trust the Tunnel Cats to gather support alone, we need to talk to people with power.
You vaguely ponder spending time with Anevka's tribe, but no, not possible. Even at the risk of of offending her you can't. You just killed your first anything, it may have been a filthy xeno, but he had a filthy xeno family and they are NOT going to res until you're hanging from a short rope. You apologize to Anevka and indicate that its only a matter of time till the Tau are on your heels. You need to move, and fast. She takes you back to the rest of the Tunnel Cats and you distribute the guns, and swords and knives as best you can. You also sling the leather strap of the Tau rifle around your body, you earned it you might as well use it. Quickly enough Anevka assigns a second woman, a tall, but normal looking (except for her green slitted eyes) woman to act as your guide. Anevka will accompany you since she's a high ranking member of her gang and must be present at all dealings that involve her people You move out into the tunnels. Where will you go?
>A: Hughs, Admech ties. They'll have some sweet gear. Can't have an uprising without equipment. >B: Gabrill, Guard ties. If anyone will know where to look for the few remaining loyal nobles functionaries its this family. >C: Belrahd. Eclessiarchy ties, if anyone will know a way to contact the holy throne its these guys, no one has more fingers in the emperor's holy institutions than the Belrahd family.
rolled 90 = 90>>19819545Bwe can't do this alone, no matter how well equiped we are
rolled 17 = 17>>19819571C for the immediate moral high ground, propaganda potential and fanatic righteousness.With their support, the others must toe the line or be executed for heresy, when we eventually win, or when offworld support comes
rolled 88 = 88>>19819603true enough.Chaning to C
Having support of the at least one undercity gang is nice, and having the aid of a pair of skilled trackers is even better. But you know, deep in your heart that you need one thing, moral authority. Before you can accomplish anything you need to get the Emperor's servants to do thier part, if you don't do it who will? You have Anevka and Svetlana take you to the holy quarter of the city. Here the Ecclesiarchy attends to the spiritual needs of the city and keeps the bureucracy of the city churning by stirring up guilt and raw, visceral terror for one's immortal soul.After a few hurs of traveling through the Holy Undercity and ignoring abhuman pilgrims and Abhuman priests you reach the upper level of the undercity and you can hear...something. It sounds a lot like gun fire, loud concussive thumps, something incredibly high caliber, followed by shorter "Whump" noises, the same deep caliber but more of an energy weapon.Its obvious there's some manner of fight going on.>A: Avoid it.>B: investigate.
rolled 62 = 62>>19819759ANo need to get killed
We look through the manhole covers, and take potshots if possible from our disclosed location, I.E. if the cover was near an alleyway or something similar. Try and help the loyalists as much as possible, unless a big ass mech is out there. If thats the case, continue to the nobles.
>>19819759A, we have no idea of who they are or how many. Better to stay safe.
you're still in the unusually cavernous sewers. In fact you're something like thirty stories from street level. Yeah you could go around the fight via some side tunnels but nothing's stopping you from peeking in and going NOPE and turning around.on the other hand you could play it completely safe and try to get into the holy district. you're playing the game guys I just wanna tell a cool story.
rolled 24 = 24>>19819931Well, taking a look won't hurt if we do it smartly, and we might help other rebels out if we shot some T'au bastards in the back.Still though, let's play it safe, only interfere when the odds are in our favour
You decide to investigate, carefully. No sense in getting your face shot off. Anevka and Svetlana carefully lead you down some side paths that let you get a good look at the battle field. What you see is shocking. There's a 30 foot streatch of flooring littered with dead tau, gue'vesa combat servitors, sisters of battle and ecclesiarchy troops. Leading the fight is a person wearing beaked golden powered armor covered in inquisitorial inconography. Who ever's inside that armor is locked in a deadly duel with a tau dreadnought. The dreadnaught is sparking and most of its jump jets are fried but it can still move. remaning troopers on both sides of the batte try thier very best to give thier commanders an edge but they're just too evenly matched.>A: leave its none of your business.>B: that is an inquisitor, or at least they serve the inquisition. imagine the possibilities! we have to help them.>C: your choice
rolled 41 = 41>>19820117B
>>19820117It's time we make some hardcore allies so B.Although depending on how puritanical he is maybe we should be discreet about us hanging around abhumans.
>>19820117C Find some better weapons then B.
There's no way you can pass this up. One several levels. All good citezens of the empire must serve the emperor, and more importantly in this case his servants. You examine the battle field closely First there's the Tau dreadnaught, its leaping around all over the place and laying into both the soldiers covering the inquisitor's back and the inquistor himself. Then there's the Tau, there's roughly 6 of them armed with variations of the weapon you picked up off Ive'an (funny how you can still remember his name...) you can either go for the head, and unleash long distance attacks on the dreadnought, or you can go after his allies, the troops hiding behind a chest high wall of sandbags and garbage.The inquistor himself seems to have some manner of energy shield protecting his armor, and a pair of bolters mounted on his armor's forearms. He's augmented his arm bolters by retriving weapons from the battle field and firing them until the run dry, occasionally he hurls a lightning bolt at the dreadnought.
rolled 68 = 68>>19820117start taking shots on visible foot soldiers we dont have the fire power to take that dreadnought
>what do you want to do? You can go after the stealth suit, the tau firesquad, or something else that will help the inquisitor. Remembe ryou have a nobleman armed with a pulse rifle, a las gun and a monosword, a pair of stealthy abhumans with lasguns and swords, and a pair of normal humans with swords and guns.
>>19820314I think we should go after the Stealth Squad.Everyone else would be after the Tau Firesquad.
You focus your mind and send out a prayer to the Emperer. "Him on earth guide our hands." You murmer before giving orders. "Anevka, Svetlana, take the Tau squad down on the floor. I want them dead before they hit the ground. Lantz, Lucy back up the Tunnel Cats play, they know more about this than we do." Any uncertainty your friends feel in your orders is driven away by your calm gaze and your mutual faith in the Emperor. Your comrades depart, ready to do the Emperor's work you take hold of your pulse rifle and take careful aim. "I am your weapon, let me strike down your enemies.">roll 1d20 highest of three is chosen. Which part of the stealth suit do you want to aim at?
>>19818867>I find it interesting, attractive evenOh shit son... what did you just say?How can you call a mutant abhuman?Their different.
>>19820450>he screwed up his phrasing!okay I fucked up, I'll try to avoid it in the future. But thank you for pointing this out so I can improve my phrasing.As for Fineas... He's a smooth motherfucker who'll lie his way into and out of just about any situation. He's got an epic league poker face.
rolled 16 = 16>>19820435Target center of mass.
rolled 18 = 18Aim for the torso. Crazy xeno fucker is bouncin all over, so we should make sure we tag the thing and not miss and hit the Inquisitor. That would be trouble.
Isn't using a xeno weapon some kind of heresy?
>>19820594yeah but as needs must. I doubt an inquisitor is going to complain if we use it to kill xenos.
You aim for the center of mass, and Xeno weapojn or not the Emperor is with you. In mid jump your pulse blast strikes the leaping dreadnought and it falls to the ground, a streak of carbonized metal streatching from groin to neck. The Tau dreadnought tries to stand and quickly finds itself pinned by the power armored inquisitor, pulls open the cockpit and exposes the Tau inside to the open air of the undercity. He has just enough time to scream before the inquisitor twists his head off.Anevka and Lucy take the firesquad from one side, and Svetlana and Lanzt take them from the other, any resistance the Tau would've put up is hampered the moment they watch their commander die. Anevka and sventlana charge in and grab hold of a xeno to use as a Tau shield, the distracted, confused warriors quickly become target practice for Lanzt and Lucy, the former hostages last only as long as it takes the Abhuman's to slit their throats.
>how do you want to approach the inquisitor? Alone or in a group? Should we leave the pulse rifle behind? Perhaps we should put our signet ring back on. This is a first impression with one of the most powerful people in the galaxy it has to count.
put the ring on, give lucy the weapon. and great him respectfully.
rolled 9 = 9We approach the inquisitor with all due decorum and grace that we learned to apply to high Imperial servents as a lad. And a little bit of swagger for having just turned the tide, self effacing that it was just good fortune, Emperor be praised.
put the ring on, call him by his proper title and explain everything. Keep your weapon, this is war, you cant be unarmed now.
>>19820771>>19820713Yes, and iff possible try to see about salvage claim on the tau drednought.half or quarter of it would be ours, so see if he has no objection if we were to later come with someone and remove a weapon from it... (seriously a heavy weapon, tau or Imperial is a godsend for budding rebels - its the only thing insurrectionist actually have in the fire-power department mobile enough and small enough to hide besides bombs.)
You look down on your xen- no this weapon just struck down a Tau dreadnought, its machine spirit has clearly seen the rightousness of your cause and decided to serve the emperor. You Make a mental note to paint it appropiate imperial colors and decorate it with aquila the first chance you get. Luckily for you there's an access ladder right next to the observation balcony you're standing on its a simple matter to climb down it and approach the Inquisitor, you spend a brief moment putting on your signet ring whilst the techpriests, Sisters of battle, and common soldiers stare at you curiously. After making a "Stay there" gesture to your comrades you approach the inquisitor, kneel before him and begin to speak. "Inquisitor, I amd Fineas Edward Line and I am your humble servant." you hear a chuckle from the helmet and the beak helm splits open along a seam revealing the face of an older man with dark skin and an inquisitorial electoo glowing on his forehead.-
rolled 8 = 8>>19820825I doubt a high ranking inquistor of the ordo xenos will let you take it, as he most likely will want it for himself
>>19820695How about this.I havent had time to write a report to command, but i figure it will come to you anyway inquisitor. They call themselves the 'tunnel cats' and are willing to do the emperors work. I was told they were mutants from the under hive for as long as i can remember, but so far as ive seen, all their mutations are the same. I recommend that at some point they be assessed for abhumanism by a Magos Biologis. I think that they could be some form of adaptation, if so, the previous governors administration has deprived imperial citizens of the emperors peace. Ofcource the word of an inquisitor is as valid as any Magos.
"The child of Humphrey Robert Line, the Emperor has an interesting sense of humor." You're confused now, that's your fathers full name, hell you didn't even know what the "R" in H.R. Line stood for. "Ah, confusion, understandable. Humphrey was always a sensible man he wouldn't tell his son about this." One massive gauntlet took in the scene of utter devestation that was the battle field. "Your father was working on a project with me, along with dozens of other natives of your world. I knew Nixon was planning to cede the world to the Tau, I was hoping I could be subtle when it came to stopping him." Articulated shoulder plates groan as the Inquisitor shrugs. "I was wrong sadly, now there will be a long protracted fight which I don't believe the tau can win. You Amerigoans are stubborn, you'll die to a man before you let the Tau have your world." There's some pride in your soul at the Inquisitor's words but confusion is again the overwhelming factor here. "So my father-
>>19820846>I amd Fineas Edward LineApparently we also sometimes speak with a slight lisp that comes anf goes.
>>19820864Sisters of Battle. I think this would be Ordo Hereticus.still no hurt in trying it since if he says no we can use it as a faux slight against our claim and request something else when we will get the chance feigning debt.
The inquisitor cuts you off with an emphatic wave of his hand. "Your father earned his fortune by saving the government money. He was good at following money trails and fiding better ways to spend it. I had him chasing down funding for the Tau insurgency. They shot him to death for knowing too much a week ago." If you weren't kneeling you'd collapse. You thought father was just on another business trip. This is too much, too fast. "You have my Condolences Mr. Line, your father was agood man and a loyal servant of the Ordo Hereticus. Now stand up, will you serve me Fineas Edward Line? Will you take back your world from the Xeno filth?" You feel so very numb. But there's only one answer to this question. Just a lot of different ways to phrase it.>how are we going to phrase our vow.[remember guys, minor noble's kid, well educated but not privy to imperial secrets. well not until now anyway. He's just a glorified errand boy now though.]
>I, [State name here] Swear in the name of our holy god emperor and on my own honor, To kill every last one of those filthy xeno bastards on this planet, And then elsewhere.
>>19820946ou fencing teacher liked to punch us in the face during practice. A lot.We have PTSD because of it.In no way shape or form are these typos.
rolled 16 = 16"I will as is my duty as a faithful servant of the Emperor, and I will be glad a duty that I shall personally enjoy"
Without further ado, fluffypuff marshmallow shaped emperor treats present to you: the different inquisitorial factions & belief systems. Which does ours belong to OP? Or roll a d6.Thorians“The Emperor shall come again. Once more, His mortal shell shallbe invigorated by His Divine Will. His great spirit can be broughtback from heaven and He shall throw away the shackles of GoldenThrone and step forth once to finish the Great Crusade to make thegalaxy Humanity’s forever.”Monodominants“You ask why we must cleanse the xenos. I will tell you. The filth ofthe alien and the witch must be exterminated to preserve the purity ofthe Human race, lest we degenerate in abomination.”Amalathians“Who are you to second-guess the will of the Emperor? His plansare for him and him alone to know. It is enough for us to know thathis grand designs for the galaxy unfold as he has foreseen, and thecolossal arrogance displayed by those who claim to act in his name isboth dangerous and tantamount to heresy.”Xanthites“Eradicate Chaos? Hah! One might as well try to eradicate one’sown shadow. Do not presume to enforce a simpleton’s philosophyupon the Emperor’s Inquisition. Bury your head if you must, but myeyes are open yet.”Recongregators“Look around you! We must tear down the rusty and ancient cagethat we have built for ourselves and replace it with a shining towerthat can once more touch the stars. Without evolution, we are shornof our greatest strength.”Istvaanians“Would you have Mankind grow old and withered, running to faton the fruits of remembered glory whilst its enemies tear at its frailextremities? I think not. With each trial, we become stronger. Mybrethren and I provide.”
rolled 9 = 9>>19821049Our inquisitor is of independent mind and not dogmatically bound to one of those philosophies. The Inquisition is not that monolithic.He is a bit of a pragmatic puritan by the looks of things though.
>>19821049I'd forgotten this stuff! Oh yeah, his name is Ezekial Abdul Kane and he's a Psyker of moderate power, mostly with communication abilities. and he's a Recongregator. He actively encourages use and reverse engineering of xenotech. Makes the Tau of special interest to him on multple levels. Vow writan time!
"I will serve you, as it is my duty Lord Inquisitor, I will help you purge every last filthy Xeno from this world. So swears Fineas Edward Line." This earns another amused chuckle from the inquisitor. He presses a finger of his gauntlet against your chest and suddenly things fade to black.You wake up with your head in Lucy's lap and your comrades surrounding you with concerned looks. In the background some PDF and Guardsmen are exhanging rations and pay script. "I can't beleive he didn't scream. The ALL scream." Murmurs one of the troopers. You feel confused and then you look down at your chest a large hole has been burned through your shirt and emblazoned on you chest is a symbol of the Inquisition.You can hear him in your mind. "This is no mere tattoo child. This is my brand, my claim to your service. With this doen you will find it impossible to lie to me, and you will find it possible to communicate with me should the warp currrents prove favorable." You look up in bewilderment at your companions.-
No you were definetly the only one who heard that. It takes some willpower and some practice but you're able to send thoughts back along the connection. "I'm building a resistance I need equipment, men, authority." You can feel amusement and just the slightest hint of admiration from your new patron. "You and every other pissant noble on this planet are looking to either lick tau hoof or die in glorius battle. You, I think may live long enough to at least see the fight start in earnest. I'll help with that. Go talk to my quarter master." You force yourself to stand, Lucy and the others try to keep you on trhe ground, you need rest they so. No, what you need is your boot on Sta'lin's neck and a pistol to blow his head off. The sooner you're in that position the better. You have the knowledge... its just there quickly enough you find a stern man, an old guardsman with augmetic eyes and no lips to cover his steel teeth. "Whatcha want kid?"
>our inquisitor is letting us requisition supplies that his dead troops no longer need. Stormtrooper, SoB, and Uncommon equipment are available. Remember you need things that you can repair, maintain, and the ability to move around without attracting attention.
rolled 9 = 9>>19821250any jokaero stuff?
>>19821289No sorry to burst your bubble but all you're getting is kit he'd hand over to his tandard troops. Jokaero stuff would be awful useful but he'll likely keep that for his personal retinue.and F.E. Line is just a psy linked agent that just MIGHT have a chance of making a difference in all of this.
>>19821220What i want?hot-shot charge packs and a suitable compliment of irritating heavy weapons for the militia there. *Gesture to the 'tunnel cats'*>>19820922did you see this op?
rolled 10 = 10>>19821250S.o.B. Catguls henchchicks? Maybe that over arms them. Get Lucy a protective Suit. We're personally blessed by the Big E, maybe we'll just grab ourselves a conversion field and get our team Photo Visors to handel the inevitable bright flashes. Less conspiquious to carry around than the permenant fuzzy field of a refractor field and he probably has them as their standard issue in the esllarchies roasiuses. Also either a new shirt, or go shirtless and show off our tats?Maybe he has bikes or a Rhino and we can mechanise our team. Pxerhaps to consipuous and we should find civilian bikes/car?
Okay guys the psi link works like this. The tatoo is npothing more than biological matter that Big E has warped so that he can use it as a Psi becaon to communicate iwthhis agent. He can send you knowledge and take knowledge from you with you being able to do anything about it. how ever you can also send him knowledge. I'm sure we can get him to sign off on making the tunnel cats kosher and any other gangs we recruit.I figure the Inquisitor at most will sign off on letting use pull away ten suits and giving them to the gangs along with an attendent tech priest. The resistance having the means to conduct heavy raids is relavent to his interests.Keep in mind anyone in your group has tpo at least LOOK like they could fit in as a civilain so anything that can't fit into a large bag will have to stay at home.
honestly at best I think he'll sign off on some lo key stuff like vision protection visors, hot shot packs, nades and an assemblage of heavy and melee weapons that could be delivered to the tunnel cats base. Though we'd have to accompany anyone who delivered such equipment to keep shenanigans from ensuing.
rolled 3 = 3Bother all with over interpreting the tat, we're personally blessed by the Emperor because we didn't holler in pain and we arrived in a timely manner.Self " It's a hundred and six miles to house Gabrill, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."Lantz "Hit IT"
>>19821387In that case a guard flack vest/jacket, helmet and boots are in order. (cant forget the helmet, even if their only rarely used have to keep uniform discipline, also in case of explosions)>>19821412The tunnel cats still have to earn our trust and see how they behave under presser of first combat. So keep to general kit. Anything we can get that resembles guard we should take while we have the chance. Theres always the possibility of raiding the PDFs armories when we get a chance. • One uniform• Poor weather gear• One Knife 1kg• Rucksack or sling bag • One set of basic tools • One mess kit and one water canteen• One blanket and one sleep bag• One rechargeable lamp pack 0.5kg• One grooming kit• One set of cognomen tags or equivalent identification• One primer or instructional handbook• Combat sustenance rations, two weeks' supplyAnd i recommend:M36 lasgun or carbine2 charge packsassorted small arms & melee weapons1 hot-shot-chargeassault weapon: flamer?heavy weapon: Heavy bolter?
>>19821544Humm. Lucy isnt the right type for the SoB.. having not been in training her whole life. Might have to see what the sister superior might say. It might be best she stayed in your service to avoid bureaucratic hassle.
rolled 60 = 60>>19821544I say we keep to smaller stuffSince there's no way we can fight in the open (yet), we should try to bland in with the population.
You have your party equipped to guard standard kit. Its on hand and the inquisitor and his private army won't miss something as minor as a flak vest and some rations. You spend the next hour or so arranging kit and convincing Anevka and Svetlana to approach the camp (giving the SoB a wide berth) long enough to switch out of thier ganger leathers and into thier new uniform. They quickly begin defacing thier hemet and clothes with gang signs.You meanwhile make certain that everyone has a Lasgun (mk36) charge packs, some knives, a spare uniform, rations. A rechargeable lamp, a grooming kit, basic tools, etc. etc. standard issue guard kit basically.You also make sure they hold onto thier personal weapons. After an hour or two of attending to your needs Inauisitor Ezekial sends you over to one of the tech priests and has him begin work on your signet ruing. Now when the crest of the house of Line (a soldier standing in a gateway with his sword readied) is turned to the right is displays a ghostly holographic-
[I thought better of it and just deleted that stuff. lets start off small. Momentary madness guys sorry.]now displays a ghostly version of the inquisition's seal. Perfect for those moments when you have to make people understand just what they are dealing with. The Techpriest also strips down your rifle, praises it for its service, blesses it and makes it more properly imperial. (an aquilla now adorns the round bit in the front and it has a wooden stock, as well as a bayonet mounting) with this done Ezekial performs a small public ceremony gives you your blessing and confirms that the abhumans Anevka and Svetlana are servants of the Emperor and therefor deserving of his protection. He leaves you to your work and orders you to find the head of house. Belrahd, only she can leave you to the last Astropath of Amerigo Secondus. You make your way to the surface, by now its nightfall and much easier to hide.
>A: make your way to the nearest temple. The priests will help you.>B: try to find out some news, there has to be some kind of resistance going on.>C: Go to the red light district and buckle down for the night, you have enough money for a no tell motel why not use it?> E your choice.
>>19821732B.Hope full not all the populace has fallen into xeno hands.
rolled 87 = 87>>19821732A, priests will be incredibly useful in getting people to take up armsJust..keep the abhumans out of their seight
rolled 14 = 14>>19821774Whoops not sure why I did that
Shouldnt we head to the tribes headquarters?With a missionary if we can find one at such short notice.Its about time they heard the word of the emperor from someone other than a guy running after them with a pointy stick.
rolled 9 = 9C:aint no rush, lets get some mutant pussy
>>19821800Addendum:Although i agree with the need for priests at this stage.
actually collecting news and nabbing a missionary with enough vision to bring the word of the emperor to abhumans does sound like a sensible approach.as for the Xenos....its the temple district, they may control the planet but a single day is not going to erode the imperial creed. If ever there was a safe zone this is it.
rolled 95 = 95>>19821818eccleasiarchs on bigger planets also tend to have their own small armies (fratris militiae or something), so getting them on our side (if they exist) would be a big advantage
rolled 8 = 8We should unite the other houses. Back underground and up to link up with our brothers in arms.In passing a stop by the tribal village might be in order. How long have we been up? Some fatigue management might be in order. We do want to be tired when all heck breaks loose.
>>19821826>nabbing a missionary with enough vision to bring the word of the emperor to abhumans Meh any missionary would jump at the chance to add his name to the annals of history.The trick is finding the right one.>>19821846Everyone seems to have their own house guard. OUR noble house should have some lifeguards or retainers.
I may be a bit late, but why in the blazing hells have we purchased standard issue guard gear?to what end? its only marginaly usefull in a insurgency, if your insurgents are armed.A gun is a gun, regardless if stub or autogun or lasgun, and if they fight like insurgents, armor is not that relevant. Not that it wont save lifes and do better kills but what we realy should have gotten was butt fucking obvious!heavy guns! Autocannons, mortars, missile launchers, Lascannons, plasmaguns, whatever we could get that can drop a Tau Crisis suit, Tank or devilfish, and perhaps one or two auspex devices for Stealth suit hunting.I seriously hope we can still get those!
first we spent about 4 hours trundling around the stairs becaus ethe power was out, hives are big remember? Then we spent 3 hours stumbling around the undercity access tunnels till we hit the tunnel cats. Then we spent 2 more hours crawling around. then we spent 2 hours doing inquisitor stuff. So up for 11 hours straight. we're tired as fuck.
>>19821912cont.Meltaguns would be nice too, and most important bombs , and gear or knowledge to make more bombs and IEDs.
>>19821912we can, our guy just got recruited by an inquisitor as part of a long term game. he has a tattoo on his chest that lets him telepathically communicate with the inquisitor if the warp currents are right.in short we're hiding right now. if we look like rogue PDF people will assume we're rogue PDF and leave us alone.When we HAVE an army we'll contact the inquisitor an dhave him arm it.
rolled 2 = 2>>19821925Right. So, underground to the village should take ~3 or 4 hours and then we go in for a rest cycle. Keep our precious Lucy close by, maybe bunk with her platonicly.
rolled 1 = 1okay, you're tired and drained and you now know that you're father died serving the Ordo Hereticus. You also know a lot of things that Ezekial felt you should know.You're having nightmares while you're awake. After a few minutes spent wandering the streets in confusion you order Anevka to takes back to her tribe's stronghold. She complies and you spend several hours wandering through the under city until you reach a large cavern. The abhumans who call this place home have built shacks out of whatever was on hand and carved homes straight into the rock Anevka, it turns out is loosely related to the chieftan of the ribe. (something like five or six families removed) she offers the best form of courtesy that her people can guive to a person of your recently elevated stature. She offers you a night in her bed. She seems to be doing it out of a sense of propiety. You're certain you could refuse without offending her. Her people are another matter.> what do you do and why?
.. we should say no, especially with an inquisitor peeking into our mind, but...catgirlAlso, we would not want to be rude to our new allies and all that
>>19822094Put your sleeping bag on the bed? Get in and zip it up like a little sleep-worm.Keep a pistol by you at all times because we paranoia now.Oh and thank her.
rolled 81 = 81The inquisitor isn't just peeking into our mind. He's uploading data that any servant of his wpould find useful.Think about that, an Ordo Hereticus inquisitor is uploading memories that pertain to threats he thinks you may have to face directly into your mind. isn't that fun?okay Writan, some paranoia's goin on in here.
>>19822236Oh crap! I can remember being somebody else!
rolled 10 = 10Maybe you're just not thinking clearly but you agree to Anevka's offer, the look on lucy's face makes you feel like you just swallowed broken glass. You take her aside and carefully explain in your shellshocked, waking nightmare way that this is not so you can make the beast with two backs with the seven foot tall abhuman woman. This is so that her tribe will respect you and make better soldiers. Lucy's a sweet girl, she manages not to cry and you can tell that her loyalty means she'll do just about anything for you. After serving up a surprisingly delicious meal of roast rat and mushrooms the Tunnel Cats turn in for the night, you go along with Anevka who strips down nude accept for the belt with the monoblade knife and las pistol you gave her. This she explains is due to the fact that her people are occasionally attacked by rival tribes, they must always be armed. You follow suit and make sure your new Imperial Pulse rifle is near the door along with your sword so you can grab it in case of attack.
rolled 16 = 16>>19822365>7 feet tallJust lie down think of the emperor.
rolled 76 = 76The bed is made of soft fur taken from...some manner of creature, you're cold until Anevka pulls her body close to yours and rests your head on your chest. You're too tired, shocked, and freaked out by the sensation of experiencing someone esles memories to be aroused by this. You cuddle back weakly and fall asleep.Thats when the real wierdness begins. You find yourself floating in a darkness that you know as the inactive part of your mind, you sense a real opprotuinity to learn things, you can really, TRULY experience the memories of someone else and learn from them.>A ignore this its unholy. try to wake up.>B: Try to improve your gunsmanship>C:Try to improve your CQC>D Try to improve your choice of skill
rolled 4 = 4Such is the nature of our Imperial Duty. Seek out new lands and civilisation, then, sleep with their women.
rolled 80 = 80>>19822425B
>>19822397Oh, show some enthusiasm.A proper gentleman never leaves a lady unsatisfied.Even if it's less of a lady and more of a giant mutant gangmember.Also, giving her a thorough massage should be enough, I don't want to get sick. They don't seem to live in very sanitary conditions here.
rolled 12 = 12>>19822425B. Perhaps we can find a decent long range weapon and use it to hunt xeno scum
rolled 16 = 16Train our skills in small unit tactics and strategies. We should be a leader first and a warrior second.
rolled 21 = 21>>19822425Better work on that CQC, guardsman! This is Tau we're talking about, here!Captcha says who it is from! Some colonial citizen of the Imperium named Magedg
>>19822425>The bed is made of soft fur taken from...some manner of creature, you're cold until Anevka pulls her body close to yours and rests your head on your chest.But! But!. Were in the sleep-worm! The, the sleeping bag! That is us! In there. >TRULY experience the memories of someone else and learn from them.I suppose its fine to trust the inquisitor, we did afterall just swear fealty to him. >B: lets see how the boss dual wields his boltguns. That... *yawn*... was cool... when we saw it.
rolled 53 = 53>>19822451This anon raise a point that should be considered, our character IS trying to raise up an inssurection, or at leats facilitate one and get all the right people in place.on the otherhand with our imperial pulse gun we could be a BITCHIN sniper.
Sniping is nice, but there are people who can do the sniping for us.I'll support the tactics and leadership
rolled 81 = 81>>19822551But a leader that can't pull his own weight won't be respected. We should become at least a medicore marksman before upgrading our leadan abilities
rolled 40 = 40Consensus is on sniping, writan that up now.oh and The big E was quad wielding boltguns. he had a pair mounted on the armor's forearms and he was firing a pair the old fashioned way.
rolled 13 = 13We've already demonstrated our badassness. An efficient imperial officer doesn't squander his resources (read : soldiers) if we can arrange amushes and win without loss then it's better for the cause over all. If we want to work on a 'Hard' skill, then lets develop our stealth. 'Sides, I'm sure we can continue to sleep-train later
rolled 64 = 64You are a vindicare assassin, you stopped thinking of yourself as a person the second you started this mission. Today, you simply call yourself gun. The planetary governess of this world has accepted bribes from a rogue trader and has begun to build up a small stockpile of xeno artifacts. This is unacceptable to your patron. There is only one sensible solution to this problem, a lasbolt to the head. Its taken you thirty days of blending in and using a variety of different disguises but you've discovered a slear line of sight to blow off the governess's ego inflated head. You'll have to perch on a ten story tall building and aim through 13 different windows whilst hanging upside down from your knees over a window ledge but that's alright. You've been practicing for this shot your entire life.>roll for secondary skill bonus what obstacle does Gun have to overcome so he can make his perfect shot? What skill doe she use to overcome that obstacle? Roll 1d100, highest of 3 rolls wins.
rolled 5 = 5>>19822729>nat 1
rolled 2, 17, 13, 15, 11 = 58Rollan for da kill
rolled 79 = 79>>19822847 you want to use the nature skill?
rolled 59 = 59>>19822847>>19822869Tg-dice.. Well I rolled a 5, anyone else want to try?
rolled 59, 100, 57 = 216Rollan, Rollan, Rolland.Marksmanship Skill
>>19822894Damn forgot to remove email.
rolled 88, 75, 18 = 181>>19822895Threw a One Hundred. We're a Dead-Eye Shot. WooT
rolled 85 = 85[basically the way this was supposed to work is one of you would suggest stealkth or CQC or watever and I would write up him getting discovered by and punching the fuck out of some unlucky guard. but whatever double marksmanship increase. Fin's gonna be a beast with his Imperial Pulse Rifle. oh and yeah, more dream quests later, only after special events though.]
>>19822947any rifle for that matter.
rolled 17, 44, 57 = 118>>19822947Lulz, Here I thought the previous discussion had cemented the marksmanship training and we we're just rollan for quality.
rolled 36 = 36It all goes off without a hitch, the guards you bribed keep people away. The traffic jam you instigated makes certain the buildings are empty, and the camo you're wearing makis you undetectable. You slide out of your greatcoat and pick up your rifle, you lean the rifle against the wall and step onto the window ledge, after some carefuly manuvering you manage to position yourself so that yuou can grip the window with your knees. You grab the rifle and hang upside down, getting an image through 26 window pains is difficult but your targeter cleans up the image noise and makes aiming at the governess possible there's just one problem. The bitch won't. stand. still.You begin to get angry, and then you focus that anger into rage, and rage into white hot hatred, and you make blowing that daft bitch to the warp your only concern, and after 15 minutes of hate you get your opprotuinity.one shot one kill The dream begins to fade.
rolled 48 = 48You wake up to Anevka's amused green eyes. She gently prods you with one of her fingers and smirks. "You were growling in your sleep, dreaming abiut ravishing me?" Oh god you are so not in the mood for this, morning wood aside attractive women are not on your mind right now. "Actually I was blowing someone's head off with a sniper rifle." Anevka laughs its an honest joyful sound. As from the whole... seven feet tall, pointy ears, fangs, and claws thing she's really just a human. "That's even better, I like a man who can get off on a little blood and guts." You're too shellshocked to be a real good lover and you're to busy pondering ways to get your resistance movement going. Still Anevka does deserve some attention.>A: massage her, you're actually pretty good at this.>B: discover your inner lothario>C: continue awkward semi romantic banter>D: your choice
rolled 38, 11, 88 = 137'Spose we awake to find anveka looking at us nervously 'cause we've been acting kinda funny in our sleep. Maybe a meeting with the tribal Shamen? How will our patron respond to an unsanctioned, but low powered, psyker?
rolled 27 = 27>>19823164DGet some FUKKEN PANCAKES
rolled 95 = 95>>19823164CLets see where this goes.
>A: massage her, you're actually pretty good at this.Where are we supposed to find pancakes? These people seem to live off of shrooms and rats
rolled 38, 48, 21 = 107D: Stay focused on the mission, bid adieu and round up the rest of our gang and on to the other noble houses.It may be the nature of the adventure that we'll need to keep the matriarch entertained while our retinue sorts things out. Hopefully Moneypenny, erm Lucy, can cope.
rolled 69 = 69>>19823166he's playing for bigger stakes here than persecuting every random psyker he encounters. some eentsy shaman inb an undercity hive tribe is beneath his notice.
rolled 80, 3, 1 = 84Perhaps we excuse ourselves by implying that our dream-vision is both portentous and of some urgency
rolled 88 = 88roll 1d100 with your vote, highest roll wins.
rolled 95 = 95>A: massage her, you're actually pretty good at this.>rdsmingd attendant..What are you trying to say here, captcha?
rolled 70 = 70>>19823297I think we have a winner writan
>>19823307Looks like someone didn't take the time to get a lesson from the catsdice+1d100 goes in the email fieldnoko+dice+1d100 does the same, but we only see the results of your roll, not what you rolled to get it, so don't noko your dice
D: Isnt it time for morning PT?Everyone needs to do a warmup before we begin the days missions.
rolled 75, 88, 2 = 165>>19823350>>19823201Also rolled 95. Perhaps a tie break is in order?Must we squander valuable quest time with the Cat Chick?
rolled 50 = 50>>19823420For all we know its still night time.Rolling for C
rolled 69 = 69You decide that the best way to shut Anevka up is to give her something that vaguely resembes want she wants. Since you won't let her pin you and ride till you're both bruised you compromise. "Here let me show you something." Puzzled, Anevka lets you roll her onto her belly, you then begin stroking her body and rubbing her back. Ever mindful of the hand she keeps on the holster of her laser pistol you slowly massage every inch of her body.It takes you an hour but you finally leave the woman satisfied and weak with psuedo-sexual exerytion before you can find an adequate excuse to get dressed and leave the room. >A :Assure lucy she's still your best girl.>B smoke a cigarette like a total badass. Feels like the right to do.>C talke to Lanzt about your lady troubles.>D: your choice. (short of 100 out of 1d100 no pancakes will be found.)
rolled 74, 79, 12 = 165>>19823446She's already in the party and we don't want to alienate our precious Lucy any more than we have to. Maybe D: Lucy wanders in half awake forgetting we're with company? Three's company...
rolled 13, 95, 82 = 190D: up an att'em mobilise and escape the concrete jungle to another enobled house and rally others to our cause. We have Xeno's to kill and they're be time for sensual massage later.
Find Lucy and do A while we get geared up. Then, gather info on the house with the guard connections.
rolled 5 = 5>>19823499AShe will probably save our asses one day .
rolled 61 = 61>>19823540 Gots ourselves a 95/100 here. Yahoo!
rolled 100 = 100Feeling guilty about that satisfied look you left on Anevka's face you go and find Lucy and wake her up. She looks bleary eyed and miserable, you hug her and reassure her that she's still your most loyal, valued lady friend and you'll never do anything to hurt her as long as you live. After some tearful reassurances you both go off to find breakfast, in this case dogmeat and shrooms. you're really starting to dislike this place.A: go see anevka about talking with the village elder.B: go hangout with Lanzt, you could do with some guy bonding.C: Commune with ezekial for knowledge on the guard house D: your choice.
rolled 8 = 8First B then CWe need a bro.
rolled 47 = 47>>19823646Hmm Lets go with C never hurts to have more intel.
C: Let's get the guard on this planet organized and mobilized as soon as possible. Plus they can probably get us some off world reinforcements if all goes well.
rolled 74 = 74>>19823646Rollan for C!If we can walk and commune, then do that on the way to the other noble house.
rolled 39 = 39You sit down on a nearby rock and close your eyes. It takes all of your strength but you manage to forge a tenous contact with Ezekial. The best advice he can give you is that either A: you can go down to manufacturing district and mustering fields, or B: you can find the head of house Belrahd, they are the only ones who know where the planet's last Astropath is.Well you're rested, you have all the advice you're gettting from the Big E. today (seriously feels like your head is going to explode) and your shellshock and existential terror are being overwhelmed by your desire to get something done.>A: astropath quest>B: guardsman quest>C: see what you can do about mustering your house retainers>D: your choice
We need to multitask here.Send someone to take look for our house retainers while we go look for the astropath
rolled 89 = 89>>19823817B - In the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium, there is ONLY WAR
>>19823837Also, talk to Lucy on the way, whenever we are not busy talking to someone else.
rolled 53 = 53okay you know the drill. 1d100and stop cheating! one roll one vote. eesh.
rolled 29 = 29Rollan fer Eh! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
rolled 4 = 4>>19823884D. We techpriest now
rolled 43, 39, 8, 72, 79, 55, 83, 9, 36, 53, 58, 99, 20, 91, 61, 40, 74, 26, 63, 15, 32, 50, 27, 94, 95 = 1322>>19823884So, something like this ain't kosher?Support A
>>19823817A: The astropath is the most important.If we can get contact with the outside, we can call in a liberation fleet.We'll have to take what militia we can find. Perhaps we should address the village before we go, to recruit more fighters.
rolled 70 = 70>>19823943YOU QUINTILLION NIGGER![spoiler]I loled[/spoiler]okay astropath it is writan.
Am I the only one getting and erie (awsome!) Bond-vibe from this lady pleasing, xeno swatting, super charismatic nobleman that is Line, Fineas Line?
rolled 63 = 63Support B!
>>19823985Looks like we have a goal to work towardsWell, except for the part where his bitches keep dropping dead or something.We really need to get around that part.
rolled 7 = 7You decide that the best course of action is to find the astropath, rescue them, ensure thier safety and have them send off a messege to the rest of the imperium for help. You're going to need a lot of help to pull this off. The Tau aren't stupid they know that if we get our hands on the Telepath they'll have to fight that much ahrder to take our world. They'll bring their a-game to this fight.>A: recruit some more abhuman gangers to aid in your mission.>B: Go back to the surface and comb the rowdier parts of the holy district for a missionary with the testicular fortitude to convert these people.>C: forget about the abhumans for a moment and go get your retainers instead.>D: your choice
rolled 21, 33, 53, 72, 35, 12, 95, 98, 59, 8, 51, 61, 91, 35, 75, 23, 44, 83, 88, 51, 92, 28, 7, 19, 74 = 1308>>19823211Based on this, appearently not.>>19823985We needz to get ourselves a 'Q'
rolled 52 = 52>>19824017BTo the surface! THE EMPEROR IS WITH US.
rolled 62 = 62>>19823985I drew that conclusion the second he got recruited by the inquisition. He's no longer a nobleman, he's an agent of the inquisition. I like to think that when this is all over some holovid producer will collect rumours and make an over the top movie about it.
>>19824017>A: recruit some more abhuman gangers to aid in your mission.We'll ask for Anevka's advice on what groups there are and how to deal with them.
rolled 62 = 62>>19824217
rolled 62 = 62>>19824058C. It would be unwise to walk up to the Ecclesiarchy with a bunch of abhumans in tow.
>>19824058(A dark hallway. Paniced breathing can be faintly heard.)>Coming this summer...(Low shot. Suddenly hoofed feet stampede in front of the camera. A few seconds later, a pair of polished boots follows them.)>From Arch-Militant Studios...(The Tau turn a corner, but a massive, cat-eared silhouette is visible in the lighted doorway in front of them. The tau turn and flee.)>Directed by the acclaimed Grendel Dorn...(The Tau race towards another door, but a feminine form suddenly slams it shut.)(The sound of footsteps slowly becomes louder. The Tau press up against the door in fear.)(CUt to shadowed figure approaching. The overhead lights come on one-at-a-time behind him, revealing...)>This is the one agent of the Imperium...>You don't cross.(A well-dressed man, hair styled perfectly, a Imperialized pulse rifle over one shoulder. In his other hand, he carries a plate of pancakes.)(The man stops, chewing thoughtfully, then levels his rifle and fires.)>LINE>(blah blah blah movie info)
>>19824380So Fineas Line has a thing for Ant-girls?
Is it working now?
>>19824458Posting is slow as hell.Plus OP is long gone by now.
>>19824472I kept getting a server error message.
Bumping. For pancakes and the Emperor.
bumping to revive this thread
>>19825154Just let it die.The op will make a new one whenever he comes back.