You take a deep breath of dusty air and touch ancient metal of the gate in front of you. As your fingers brush across the adamantite surface, a feeling of reverence and awe arises within you. After ten millenia of oblivion, you are the first one to break the veil of secrets that lie within.Your faithful techmarine silently prays to the machine spirit of his portable cogitator behind your back while you smile with grim sadness in your face. So it has come to this.After all the years of planning and fighting for the better future, you are facing complete annihilation.Capital is surrounded by machine-monsters of Wrath. Captain Arcon and his men will fight bravely, but you know how it will end. You are glad that you wore helmet, because when you ordered him, and half of the Chapter, to their deaths, a tear left your human eye. But despite the sacrifice that 3rd and 4th Companies are making, machines will not stop. Mortals have failed, backbone of their military is broken, the rest of Men of Iron are advancing towards the Tombstone, despite the battle of Kanihirium. Soon, the very home of your Chapter, your Fortress-Monastery, will come under siege.You've sent ships, asking for help. But even if your allies will hear you, they will be too late. There is only one solution. You must fight fire with fire. You turn towards Destros and order him:>Plug me in, techmarine, and pray. Because if there is salvation for us in Emperor's plans, then it is behind this door.
>>20581977And, order the tech marine to tell the forces that the Terran representative, and arcos have control of the military forces and himself control of the tech marines.Hide the Mol at all costs.
Short Summary:We are Chapter Master of Ghosts of Retribution and our Chapter is fighting a deadly battle against awakened Men of Iron on our homeworld. As victory by conventional means seems to be more and more improbable with each passing hour, Chapter Master is becoming more and more disturbed, as he decides to follow Eldar prophecy and interprets it as an order to open the ancient Dark Age of Technology Vault beneath the Tombstone, his Fortress-Monastery.Our chat:http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.netOur wiki(entry for Tombstone):http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Tombstone
I kinda feel that if the word "grim" is going to feature in the opening post of a chapter of a 40k quest, then its usual partner ought to make an appearance.
>>20582018>Chapter Master is becoming more and more disturbed, as he decides to follow Eldar prophecy and interprets it as an order to open the ancient Dark Age of Technology Vault beneath the Tombstone, his Fortress-Monastery.Nothing can go wrong. I am following this quest, proceed.
>>20582084Well, I believe we rolled for connecting last thread so let's see what happens.
>>20582101yep, we crit, twice.
>>20581977Await the opening of the gates. Do we have accurate knowledge of what lies within?
I'll take two aweosme rolls from last time for the action of plugging in:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/20495977/#p20500127andhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/20495977/#p20500135Also, answer to last post in previous thread:>Tell me Proteus, what else do the Men of Iron fear?We, Men of Iron, as you like to call us, feel no fear, for we are above it. However some threats in our eyes are more dangerous or undesirable than others, and they are manifold. However the most precise answers would be cessation of existence, problems that defy logical solutions, like paradoxes, lack of purpose and infinite constriction of freedom, what you would call imprisonment. Probably if I was human, I would be "terrified", as my logical engines cannot at the moment reestablish the purpose of my existence, however this state of affairs is preferable to cessation of existence.>Whatever lies beyond this vault is something I know they are afraid of, I feel if I do not do this then I will die a death far beyond my standing.I have no such data, but I cannot refute your interpretation properly. However I hope that you will come back unscathed either way, as you proved to be a positive factor in my task of ensuring survival of this mind.>>20581987>But milord, won't Master of the Forge be angry for me taking over command of techmarines instead of him? How shall I prove him that this order comes from you? Also, is it ok to let some mortal command our Chapter while you are gone..?
>>20582238forgot trip>>20582168Nope, you do not. except for this inscription that Protheus, a Man of Iron that you took prisoner and "freed" from his chain of command, translated for you:>"This facility was closed by order of the High Military Command of Terran Federation after project "Apotheosis" failed. Off-limits until the war ends. Extreme caution advised while protecting the gate."http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/20495977/#p20498018
>>20582238A wise point, Arcon has command of the chapter and no more then.Proteus, we may need you to transfer to a servo-skull, do you believe it to be possible?
>>20582274>I do not believe that your crude machines can process my kind of programming, however if you'd take the processor from my current form and disguise it as a servo-skull, it might work.-------------------------I still need confirmation on changing Forge Master from Seranhttp://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Seranto Destros:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Destros----------------------------------------------------You kneel in front of the gate and take off the top of your armour, revealing black carapace ports for the techpriest. Destros plugs wires into them, one by one, until only the last one, core-port on your nape is left open. >Milord, are you ready?He asks with a worry in his voice that even helmet cannot hide. For a moment there you almost pity him, so young and so curious, now forced to improvise in the ways that all of his teaching claimed to be heretical. And if something goes wrong..? He'll be the one who assassinated Chapter Master through use of Heretek devices. No time for compassion.>Plug me in, Destros. Ave Imperator.Young techmarines stabs the jack into your head. For a moment, you die.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5njNB8Cs5w&feature=player_embeddedSuddenly, you exist again, but this time somewhere immaterial. It is similar to what you've felt on the Titan, but different. You are in a strange grey room with only a single door. However between you and the door a sphynx stands.>Welcome, warrior. I am impressed how you defeated all of my defences and evaded all of the traps. Who are you? Why do you want to open the door?
>>20582564>Who are you?I am a Chapter Master of the holy Emperor of Mankind, I have come to open this door because a grave enemy lies at our gates, I know only that they are afraid of what lies inside this door.
>>20582564"I am the Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution, who might you be?""This planet is in grave danger, the Abominable Intelligence's assail every city on the surface and their ships hangs like a great sword upon our head. I have come to open this vault in the hopes it contains something to assist us in our war."
>>20582636>>20582651>Your title bears no meaning for me and I cannot check whether your words are true. But if you are human, I will open the gate for you. Answer my riddle to prove it and I will believe you.I am strong as a tide, shapeless like a river, you may change my course, but everything has a price. Millions bow to me, while daring few deny me, I am enemy of heroes and destroyer of nations. Who am I?
>>20582778can't google it. damn you, gm, why you have to work so hard on this? can we roll intelligence?
>>20582778How many guesses are we allowed?
>>20582806>If you fail to give a correct answer, I will give you another riddle. After you will fail three riddles I will rip you to pieces.
>>20582822What are your predicted chances of winning such an battle?
>>20582805Nope, you cannot.>>20582831Auto-death. You are in virtual reality that was created specifically to counter invading AI's, this Sphinx is effectively god here.
>>20582913You... You... YOU DOUBLE HERETICTHE ANSWER IS CLEARLY "DISCO MUSIC"
Seeing as this is such a tentative scenario, please try to refrain from posting answers before we've all been able to discuss things.
>>20582961/jokeI vote for "fate".
>>20582989voting for this(or disco music)
Also: we currently have 6XP, what are our options?
Voting for "Fate"
It is time. Fate have no meaning to me and double so to the machine.
>>20583305>>20583305>Fate have no meaning to me and double so to the machine.Huh, dude, that's the fucking point.It's checking if we are humans or machines, so giving an answer that doesn't have sense to a machine means we are a stop closer to identificate ourselves as humans.
>>20583448A step closer*
>>20582913>>20582995>>20583305Time: 3>>20583190>>20582995>>20582989>>20583001Fate: 4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sphinx smiles.>I am suprised, but it seems that you indeed are human. Machines do not think in such terms as Fate, they would get entangled in the periferial meanings of the riddle and would fail.You smile and ask the guardian:>Couldn't it have been Time? It also matches almost all of the criteria...>This guess would indeed satisfy almost all of the requirements of the riddle, except for one. You cannot change entropy, time, even though it can be manipulated on it's surface, in it's essence is irreversible. Also, this answer is a lot more likely to be favoured by a machine. My duty is done, you may pass. I really hope, that humanity now has the ability to understand and control the Messiah. Good luck. Self-termination initiated.Sphinx vanishes into the thin air, with a smile on his lips. You approach the door and touch the handle...You open your physical eyes and look at Destros:>The gates are open. Alea iacta est.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA1v207xlOw
>>20583305>>20582995>>20582913I FUCKING TOLD YOU
>>20583518And suddenly, my name disappeared.
>>20583489ONWARDSUNTO THE VAULT
As Blastwave was the first one to draw the link between lack of logical foundations for Fate and anti-machine interface, I will grant him +1 xp, to a total of 7 xp now.------------------------The multi-tonne adamantium gates to the Vault start creaking as millenia-old hinges start moving again... What do you do?
>>20583545Get the tech priest to block the entrance to the opening of the vault.
>>20583489We'd better proceed VERY carefully.Also, I propose we destroy Proteus 34, right now, here's why:- Though we MAY have further use of him, it does not seem necessary.- Having him here is SUPER heretical- He has already admitted this vault was one of his objectives, he is now standing right in front of it, opened.
>>20583569No.Have the Tech priest escort him out.
>>20583569I'd agree with you with we are kinda honour bounded.Skarg, how strong is our control over Proteus?
>>20583559How should he block it? Shut the gates? Just stand there and tell anyone who would try to come to turn back? Do you warn anyone of this?
>>20583598Tell him to bring along a squad of Tech Priests, after that Destros should escort Proteus out.While he's doing this we cover up Proteus' eyes, or recievers.
>>20583569I think we should just put his processor in a flight-limited servo skull.
>>20583582>>20583592Trust, I really WOULD like to keep him alive, but at the moment, all we have is his word that he is no longer Wrath-affiliated. It is more than possible he has been deceiving us this whole time, with the intent to gain access to the vault.
>>20583639In his current form, can he move?In his current form, is he of any danger to us?In his current form, what can he do?
>>20583630Actually this would work.Just ensure the servo-skull has NO way of accessing other systems (i.e. no sockets etc.).
>>20583569Right now Proteus is operating from a Wardroid torso that has speakers attached, limbs removed. It would be enough to stomp on him to crush him.>>20583582Where to? Also, carry him out, more likely.>>20583592Depends on what do you mean. You have absolute control on whether he lives or dies, he has no means to oppose you. Mentally - he is free, you made sure of that when you broke down his shackles. He has no master now, no purpose. You are pretty sure of this, because you have done this yourself, but you may dedicate 12 hours and probe him through a mind-link to check for any remnants of his former allegiance, if there are any.Gate is open now, beyond you can see a surprisingly clean and well lit corridor, leading even deeper. What do you do?
>>20583651He is currently inhabiting a part-mechanical, part-biological Moderati body (I think). Yes he can move. If the opportunity arose he 'could' kill us. In his current form, he could interface with any computer system.
>>20583684Oh really?! Just a wardoid torso?Never mind then.....I though he was more....'able'....that that.
We enter the vault, taking proteus with us.Make the Tech Priest guard the entrance to the vault, and make sure no one enters.
>>20583651>In his current form, can he move?No, you made no specific instructions, but I assumed, that you want him incapable of physical actions.>In his current form, is he of any danger to us?Mmm... if he'd roll 001, he might be able to overcharge himself enough so that he would explode, but it wouldn't be dangerous to power-armoured warrior. Other than that, I cannot think of anyway. >In his current form, what can he do?Observe(hearing, vision) and speaking. P.S. Actually he is a danger to you if someone would find him.
>>20583690we gave him a computer interface? we are stupid as hell. Disguise him as a servo skull, no digital computer interface, no wireless ect.
>>20583727We should leave Proteus out, and hide him somewhere.Not that I don't trust him or something like that, but inside there could be other automatic defenses, and being with a machine in a "humans only" zone doesn't sound like a smart thing to do.
>>20583751The Vault's defenses were in the door.Anyway as soon as we make a right turn and get out of the sight of the vault entrance we'll leave him there.
>>20583748No no, disregard my answer, I was wrong about what body he was inhabiting.
>>20583690>>20583704I assumed, that this was only temporary form that you used to trap him while he was on the Titan, but you can choose now:A) wardroid torsoB) moderatii bodyC) moderatii body, but without ability to connect to systems
>>20583780Don't bother choosing yet.Enter the vault.
>>20583792Please do, as it might be important - for example if Proteus would be under risk of being discovered, if he is in moderatii body, he could flee, while if he is torso, he could not.Also, you go in alone or with him? Whom do you warn, in the Chapter?
I vote for "hide Proteus, enter the vault"
>>20583780The Wardroid torso is fine. I was incorrect because someone suggested he be put in the moderati body when he demanded a physical form.
>>20583813Please list the capabilities of a Moderatii body.
>>20583822It's a high-jacked human moderatii body, probably in the top 10 greatest techno-heresies that can be commited. As the body is in your control, you could have done anything with him, like removing limbs, or if you wanted, you can put on flamers instead of them. Your pick. Original moderatii was normal human + he had the mind-link to machines.
>>20583813fucking jesus this is so pedantic nowPut Proteus into a servo-skull with flight disabled. Carry him with us into the vault. Tell Destros/tech-priest to turn away anyone who tries to enter, unless it's one of our trusted friends like Brethorius or Arcon
I vote for get Proteus somewhere he can't get into any trouble, like hidden in a cave that no one will ever check or something. Then get some marines and admech guys to explore the vault. Make sure the sergeants yell loudly and repeatedly "DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING UNLESS I TELL YOU TO" at everyone else whenever necessary.
>>20583890This>>20583882And destroy any trace of this.
>>20583882Numbers 1-9 are probably messing with Chaos.
>>20583882Keep him in the Wardroid torso.However, strengthen the metal so it can survive more than a little more than just a small beating.Preferably it should be able to survive a small bomb.And until >>20583898 >>20583890 the custom servo skull has been made he'll stay in that.Now, we bring him into the vault, and tell Destros to refuse entry.
>>20583890>Arcon>trusted friend>mfwalso, we sent him to die, didn't we?
We should bring Trianon into the vault with us.
>>20583961No.It would be hard to convince anyone to use what is inside the vault if it is HERESY if we bring a trusted battle brother in with us.We have to go alone, or bring Proteus.
>>20583961Seconding this.So, quickly put Proteus in a no-flight servo skull, bring him and Trianon with us. Destros ordered to turn away anyone of not high rank in the chapter.
>>20583898>>20583896>>20583890>>20583915You enter the Vault, carrying Proteus under your arm.>Please leave me outside. My chances for survival here are almost twice lower, as this area is possibly lethal.You just laugh at him:>Don't worry, jarhead, I'll take care of you.The first corridor ends and in front of you there is a huge gate, that slides open without a sound as you approach. With your side-vision you notice a small, fist-sized spider droid with a camera following you across the wall. What do you do?
>>20583984Wave at it. Continue onward.
>>20583984Wave for the Camera.
>>20583984shoot it. This is why we should have hidden the AI and brought in grunts.
>>20584004Why would we shoot it?We have permission to enter.
>>20583971Putting Proteus into servo-skull will take d3 days. You can always leave the Vault for three more days, it waited for ten millenia.Do you come back to take Trianon? You can still turn back.
>>20583984Sounds like a little spy sent by Kasting, which I reckon that Servo-Skull from before was as well.>I know you are watching, Instructor Kasting. When I was on Terra, all of us recruits trusted you with our lives, trusted you to guide us, trusted you to teach us to survive the gruelling challenges. Now I ask you, please, trust me.
>>20584004Shooting? No, we don't want to enrage whatever is inside the vault.Just go back, take someone (I'll leave this to others) and hide Proteus somewhere safe.
>>20584022>>20583984Take up Proteus' offer and make Destros hide him.
>>20584047>>20584041As you return after you've hidden Proteus in the rubble near the entrance to the Vault, you enter through the second gate into a huge hall. It is beautiful, scientific gothic style architecture, except that it looks a little bit strange without Imperial eagles and skulls. In front of you, there is some kind of a immense cogitator and out of this room there are half a dozen corridors leading somewhere else. Your mechano-arachnid follower darts between your legs towards the machine and quickly climbs on it's wall, when suddenly a hole opens and two cables attach themselves to the little droid, now effectively making him a camera on a wire, that looks directly at you.
>>20584157Gee, you're no good for conversation.Can't you speak back to me?
>>20584157huh.....must be the means by which you communicate or interface with whatever is here....
>>20584157Smile, wave your hands and say "Anyone there?"
>>20583919Guys, how about we clean up our chapter a little bit? Some good ol' officer purge?
>>20584175No Anon, Chapter Master is the Heresy.
>>20584198>>20584175Don't worry!The MOL are doing that anyway!
>>20584171>>20584169>>20584164A sheet of metal on the floor slides away and a rubber ball appears, carried by a few cable-tentacles. They drop the ball in front of you and wait.
>>20584218Break the fourth wall and punch anon in the face.
>>20584218me.>>20584200And this was totally not me, I swear.
>>20584237Examine the ball before picking it up.
>>20584243It appears to have been crudely made out of wires. Other than that, it has no heat or electrical signature and there's no metal inside. Looks like ordinary rubber ball.
>>20584289"Why have you presented me this ball?"
rolled 7, 8, 7 = 22>>20584237>>20584230Cast 'Visions' as our hand approaches the ball.>I wonder what this will do......
>>20584305For a mere moment, your mind reaches out into the immaterium and touches the flow of time... Suddenly, you see three men and a wardroid in the same room you are in right now. Two of the men seem to be quite old, they seem to be taking some kind of notes, while third one, young man with glasses and a beard, is enthusiastically playing ball with a bunch of tentacles, controlled by the computer. Wardroid seems to be on standby, as if protecting the scientists, however no threat can be seen. Suddenly, you realise, that this is what the machine wants from you - it wants to play! What do you do?
>>20584497Obviously, we play.
>>20584497Play with him, but also tell him how dire the situation is and when leaving, promise him to come back.If the vault is no enemy, then it must be an a friend.
>>20584497Throw the ball, not too far though.....make sure the tentacles can DEFINITELY reach it, we don't wanna.....anger the little puppy......
>>20584513>>20584529>>20584530You play the ball with the computer, it seems to be enjoying it, as the faster you throw the ball back, the faster it throws it back to you, also it doesn't seem as if distance would be an issue for it - tentacles can extend quite far, and even when you threw it beyond their reach, it just opened another floor-tile and before your eyes surgically reformed it's own cables and fires into another tentacle in a matter of seconds. You cannot comprehend how something like that could happen so quickly, but it must be some kind of magic, as you saw a cloud of strange grey dust working around the cables, making them into limbs... However when after half an hour of playing ball nothing changes and you decide to leave, you hear a strange hum from behind you and a genderless, ageless voice asks:>Anyone there? Why have you presented me this ball? Ball why you anyone this me? Presented there ball have anyone? There this you ball anyone have?
>>20584651"Uh...hello. With whom am I speaking?"
>>20584651I am the Chapter master of the Ghosts of Retribution, loyal servant of the Emperor.I saw that you have done this before, I thought to re-enact this, as it may have activated something.However, may I also ask your name?
>>20584651>This being seemed to wish to play with the ball, I would not withhold it that favour. I am the Chapter Master of the chapter of Space Marines known as 'The Ghosts of Retribution', and I mean you no harm. Who, may I ask, are you?
>>20584674>Hello. Ball anyone? I am speaking whom. Anyone? Uh...
Oh god, it's TEACHING TIME."I'm Chapter Master" (gesture to ourself while saying this)"Who are you?"
>>20584706Also, captcha: Mechanical of meat
>>20584698>>20584691You soon realise, that machine is mimicking your words, probably trying to find a meaning, or maybe to remember... However it would seem strange, as machine memory is usually as precise as it gets. As you try to speak with it, it's language still seems to be very random, however you notice, that it's quickly getting better. Very soon you realise, that it was trying to say "goodbye", as you were leaving. How much time are you willing to invest trying to find a common language with it? Or maybe you'll risk using Proteus' translation capabilities for it?
>>20584762We will leave for a time, to explain to Destros what we have seen, and then continue with what we were doing.No bringing Proteus into this, he already explained the danger, he isn't something we should be so willing to lose.
>>20584790After this, we should go back and teach it new words while playing.
>>20584849That's what I meant by "and then continue with what we were doing."
>>20584762Keep chatting to it
>>20584790As you leave the Vault, you hear heated argument just beyond the entrance to the hall in front of the Gate. Roll d100 for Destros ability to handle the situation.
rolled 61 = 61>>20584875Hah, knew it.
>>20584882You hear a bolter being discharged. What do you do?
rolled 39 = 39>>20584916Run.FAST.TO SOUND
rolled 71 = 71rolling
>>20584919You sprint towards the entrance just in time to see the following scene - Brothers Teregulas and Sandros are holding Techmarine Destros on the ground, his bolter laying on the side, while Tacitarius, followed by three more Soulkillers approaches. When he sees you, his face lits up in the most sincere smile imaginable:>Milord! I am so glad to see you! This techmarine was trying to prevent us from speaking to you, and even wasted a holy bolt round in vain, trying to make his point. What are you doing here, Master? Are you all alone?
>>20585017>RELEASE HIM AT ONCE, HE WAS ACTING UNDER MY ORDERS!
rolled 80 = 80>>20585017Sprint towards him and punch him in the face"This Tech Marine was under my exclusive orders to guard this passage in case of heretical or dangerous things inside the vault!""I would advise you to listen to him next time you stumble across him"Then turn to Destros."I thank you for your devotion to your task, however enough of our Brothers' blood has been spilled, and by the looks of it even more will."
>>20585053Oh and disregard that roll.Accident.
rolled 69 = 69>>20585036>>20585053
>>20585074>>20585053Oh, and ask him why he is here.
>>20585074>>20585053Tacitarius evades your strike, but just barely, you've made your point.>I understand... Master. But you must realise, that we come here with grave news. Machines are attacking Kanihirium, our brothers request reinforcements. Also, the rest of their force is advancing on Tombstone, our men are trying to hold them off as long as possible in mountain passes, but it only buys us time. Finally, we have received two signals - one from Aspera Dominus, they warned us, that Wrath mothership is appraching Mormark and will be in Orbit within next 12 hours. Another message come from the enemy. They want to bargain. As you weren't around, we sent them to hell.
>>20585173The want to bargain?What was the message they sent?
>>20585178*They want to bargainGoddamn I'm dead.
>>20585173>Dispatch the ThunderHawk, with the Assault marines mounted in it.
>>20585173>Have every single orbital gun available open fire on the Wrath warship when it is in range.?Have the Aspera Dominus commence with Orbital Bombardments against the wasteland surrounding Kanihirium, that is teeming with Men of Iron.
>>20585239The Wrath MOTHERSHIP would be able to easily survive all our orbital guns.And we should probably check out the bargaining offer.Meanwhile we talk privately to Destros about what we found, and we ask him to KINDLY, teach the machine how to speak properly, and he is to do NOTHING ELSE there.
>>20585270Well actually I just want the orbital guns to distract the mothership, allowing the Aspera Dominus to do it's orbital bombardments.
>>20585310That would be a good thing to consider.However we should investigate the bargain before anything.
>>20585205They will die well.>>20585239Anti-Orbital weaponry will can only attack ships in planetary orbit, so unless their ships descends low enough, it will not have any effect. On the other hand if Aspera Dominus comes out of hiding into the orbit, Wrath mothership will be able to engage it without entering the orbit. Do you confirm your orders?>>20585270>As you wish, milord. How shall we prevent others from not coming inside? And what about that servo-skull that saw us?
>>20585340I am tempted.....perhaps the Wrath have realised it is not M22 or whatever....But then again, I can't think of a situation where they DON'T wanna just kill us, AND we're not Emperor-bound to destroy them.
>>20585349>As you wish, milord. How shall we prevent others from not coming inside? And what about that servo-skull that saw us?If we actively control the doors, then I expect you to choose whatever servants you wish and close the doors until I arrive again.And if we lose the war, then I expect you to live as long as you can in there, and perhaps if the Emperor wills it be the last light of our chapter.
>>20585349Do not confirm orders.However, keep them on alert for orders.
Just to confirm, our Titans are at Kanihirium, right?
>>20585373>>20585340They sent us a simple request through the channels from recently lost(and I assume - assimilated) Imperial Guard Leman Russ battle tank:>We want to meet representatives of Terran Federation under the terms of 23rd Geneva Convention or we can send ours. Please respond.We responded with:>We do not serve Geneva or any other heretics, for we are the Angels of Death! We are not some Federation, you bloody rust-piles! We shall fight you till the end!Their last message was:>Your actions are irrational. Prepare for cessation of your existence.>>20585407This is an honourable mission, milord. I will take some servitors with me, they will open the gate only for you.
>>20585548Hmm.If this means we can avoid losses perhaps we can introduce a ceace-fire, and then get back to the war with better tactics.Try to re-establish contact.Oh and we did explain all that we've seen to Destros right?
Hmm.....I do have a plan....But I'll need votes in support....We just, fly the Aspera Dominus down to the main body of enemy forces around Kanihirium, tanking the Wrath mothership's fire, and drop our cyclonic torpedo right into the biggest concentration of MoI, then runs away.Whadda you think?
>>20585597Try diplomacy before outright suicidal tactics Luigi.After all, it is our specialty
>>20585607Hmm......obviously we have no way of meeting their demands, they want the Terran federation and shit, and won't believe us when we tell them it's the year 40,325.But we can tell them we demand a ceasefire as talks go on, buying us time.Also, I by no means suggested the Aspera Dominus be destroyed, granted, it takes a lot of risks, but that Torpedo can take out an AWFUL lot of droids.
>>20585597Successful strike could take out as much as 50% of current wrath forces. You would then stand a fighting chance... But it still wouldn't be an easy victory and it would be quite hard to pull this off.>>20585585Yes, I imagine, that you did.---As you reestablish contact with Wrath, they agree to send you their ambassador to decide upon the terms, however fighting still continues. Where and how do you meet him? Also, if you will negotiate with MoI, expect backlash within the Chapter...
>>20585659There seems no point in wasting more of the Chapter's blood.We have a Terran Representative, even if he would declare heresy upon heresy upon us for even considering meeting them we should try.
>>20585679We ask to meet him where the largest battle is taking place.As to give our men time to rest and dig in.
>>20585679>We will not negotiate whilst casualties mount on both sides.
>>20585705>>20585701They reply that the sooner you meet, the sooner ceasefire will come into effect. Also, they would prefer some place with less guns, where some trigger happy soldier might turn everything to shit. They suggest either a platform in the sea, your base, or some random location in the mountains.
>>20585788The tallest peak of the highest mountain?
>>20585788The Wrath Mothership.
>>20585679Tell them negotiations will commence when all of their units have ceased combat actions and it will occur over the communication link.Mention this would be advantageous for them as they would not want the content of the vault set upon them.
>>20585800>>20585802Both locations are suitable for them.>>20585806They inquire on what is "vault" and what are it's contents.
>>20585835The Wrath Mother Ship it is.We would like to bring along three people.
>>20585841They agree. Are you sure about this?
>>20585901I see no other course of action currently.Is there another trusted tech priest like Destros?We will bring the Terran representative along as well.As well as a highly trusted and great fighting Battle Brother.
>>20585901No. No no no no. I much prefer the mountain over their ship.
>>20585841Erm......what exactly will stop them from melting out brains, stealing out knowledge, and steamrolling the rest of the planet?Once we are on that ship, we have NO bargaining position whatsoever.
>>20585933The fact they're going to land the ship.We never agreed to go to the ship did we?
>>20585918As you wish. And so, another part of the prophecy comes true, as Chapter Master travels into the maws of Leviathan...http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Master#The_ProphecyThis was a good quest. Session over.
>>20585943>Get them to land their ship>Cyclonic torpedoYes. Definitely yes.But they probably won't land, just send a shuttle or something, for us to take and go on their ship.
>>20585970They agreed to it.So they have to honor the deal.It seems logical, no?
One clarification - super-battleships CANNOT land on planets, they are not designed for that. You are on a shuttle to the orbit.
>>20585979They're machines. Sticking to an agreed deal is less relevant than the most logical thing for them. If these negotiations go poorly, it would be more logical for them to just kill whoever was sent and hurt the Chapter that way.
>>20586032Ah well, with the ceasefire it may be easier to assault them with the torpedo and distract the mothership with the orbital guns.
>>20585951I'm confused. Didn't more people say no to going onto their ship?
>>20586101Too bad motherfucker.The train to hell HAS NO BRAKES
>>20586101I was looking only at the posts in the thread, checked chat only later. At that time it seemed like it was agreed in the chat and someone posted without a trip. All the noes appeared later.
>>20586139Also, can someone archive plz? Questions:1. was it better todat that I ran the game not in the middle of the night?2. would you like to play off-shot quest for the Siege of Kanihirium?3. If yes - would you like to play Arcon/one of the marines under his command as the enemy grip grows tighter, or would you prefer to be one of the doomed relief effort assault marines?4. Are side-quests good idea or do you prefer main quest storyline?5. Which one is more enjoyable to you - Chapter Quest, Commoragh Quest or Nation Builder?6. Any tips on what I could improve in my quests? Thanks for your time.
>>20586205>1. was it better todat that I ran the game not in the middle of the night?Fuck yes.>2. would you like to play off-shot quest for the Siege of Kanihirium?>3. If yes - would you like to play Arcon/one of the marines under his command as the enemy grip grows tighter, or would you prefer to be one of the doomed relief effort assault marines?>4. Are side-quests good idea or do you prefer main quest storyline?I would leave Side-quests until later.>5. Which one is more enjoyable to you - Chapter Quest, Commoragh Quest or Nation Builder?Nation builder > Chapter Quest > Commoragh Quest
1. was it better todat that I ran the game not in the middle of the night?>yes2. would you like to play off-shot quest for the Siege of Kanihirium?>yes3. If yes - would you like to play Arcon/one of the marines under his command as the enemy grip grows tighter, or would you prefer to be one of the doomed relief effort assault marines?>Assault marine, hack'n'slash this shit up4. Are side-quests good idea or do you prefer main quest storyline?>Side-quest are cool5. Which one is more enjoyable to you - Chapter Quest, Commoragh Quest or Nation Builder?>Chapter Quest6. Any tips on what I could improve in my quests? >I have little knowledge regarding quests other than this one, I have no advice.
>>20586205side quests can be fun, but I prefer the main quest usually. And yes I want to play a one shot siege quest. But maybe as the Imperial fists. Nation builder I dislike personally.
>>20586316>>20586243>>20586224I see 5 players in chat and I have 3 replies. damn.
>>205862051. was it better todat that I ran the game not in the middle of the night?>It was fine for me but with summer ending, this might change for a lot of people in western timezones.2. would you like to play off-shot quest for the Siege of Kanihirium?>Sure. Could be cool.3. If yes - would you like to play Arcon/one of the marines under his command as the enemy grip grows tighter, or would you prefer to be one of the doomed relief effort assault marines?>One of the doomed, relief assault marines.4. Are side-quests good idea or do you prefer main quest storyline?>I enjoy both. Just as long as the side-quest ones don't end up taking the spot of the main ones.5. Which one is more enjoyable to you - Chapter Quest, Commoragh Quest or Nation Builder?>Nation Builder but most likely due to me coming in late to all of them, so I'm still a little lost in terms of Chapter and Commoragh Quest.6. Any tips on what I could improve in my quests? >Check chat/thread more often so mistakes like today don't happen again.