http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v4kaE_XbR8+++In the grim darkness of the 41st millenium there is only war. Imperium of Man, once strong and proud, now is slowly crumbling, whole regions of space are lost to the horrors that lurk in the darkness of the void. Sector Deus is just one of thousands of Imperial provinces that form the frontline in the war to defend Humanity itself. Corruption from within and aggression from without threaten it. But Emperor sends us hope. High Lords of Terra commisioned a Chapter of Adeptus Astartes, finest warriors Humanity has ever seen, to defend this region of space. They are the last line of defence that hold Age of Ruin at bay. They are the Ghosts of Retribution and this is their tale. Lead them to glory or to oblivion, choice is yours.+++Our chat: http://client01.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.netOur wiki: http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_Wiki+++Only the strongest and most loyal initiates are accepted.
>>26376516What is Void Squad doing?
>>26376516=Year 339.M41=+Please roll for your Heresy loss (d3)+Please roll for income of planet Varda(d10+d3)+Your pass codes for Kruun defenses are now old and unreliable.+You've received a soulword from Astrobelus Kest, he's inviting you to meet in Tachion Primaris to 'discuss your differences'.+Space Marine Credor, who lost both of his hands to Khornate Berserker, asked Klementhos to write you a plea on his behalf for new bionic arms. This would cost 2 Wealth.+You receive signal from Vanguard. They are stranded near Vitalitas, frontier world in subsector Meridian. They are asking for help - their warp drive has broken down.+Brother Sergeant Argos is asking you to deploy Void Squad to a combat zone.
Rolled 8>>26376738>+Brother Sergeant Argos is asking you to deploy Void Squad to a combat zone.Where?
Rolled 3, 3 = 6>>26376750>>26376738
Rolled 5 + 1>>26376738Income
Rolled 4>>26376738Task our Master of the Forge to see to constructing his bionic implants. He has crafted Synius' replacement bodyparts from scratch before. If it costs any money, he's free to spend it.
Rolled 32>>26376738Also, see if we can return to the Dark Sister wreckage at our earliest convenience to look for any salvageable equipment or resources.
>>26376750Argos looks you straight into the eye and answers:>I won't lie. The news that you told us about our heritage have shaken us and made our faith even stronger, because now we want to prove you that we are true Ghosts. If there are no enemies that you want us to kill, then give us a ship and we'll seek out new ones. My squad is ready.
>>26376793Who do you want to kill?How much would it be to equip Void Squad with Power Claws?
>>26376738grab cannoness engel and tell her about the shit we saw upon that other agri world it is a job for non-marines to root that out peacefully
>>26376889Wait until Prothera is stabilised again, the sisters may be too zealous to care about the sector's food needs.
>>26376907then bring that up in the conversation. we've sat upon the possible corruption of the only agri world capable of feeding the core worlds for long enough.fix the problem or yield the field to those who will not let heresy grow from idleness!
>>26376738"Cardinal Magnus Sectorum, I am honoured by the invitation, and I will make arrangements to leave at my earliest convenience. Unfortunately, the enemies of the Imperium do not rest, and there is some business that needs taking care of first, before I can leave for the sector capital. I hope the Emperor preserves us both until that time.In Honoris, Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution.
>>26376810STC for power claws is not available for you atm.>>26376889>>26376907What course of action do you suggest? Which agri world do you mean?>>26376750+8 Wealth>>26376761-2 Heresy>>26376766+3 Wealth>>26376772Bionic parts required to merely sustain life are not the same as state-of-art augmentations that would replace natural weapons that space marine arms are. If you agree on this, you lose -2 Wealth.+++What is your reply for Astrobelus Kest?
>>26377016>STC for power claws is not available for you atm.So ask the local dudes for them.Our bros over at the nestorium.And Kest is the one who.....?
>>26377016Oskea, home of that swamp god with icons of rot.http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Oskeaheresy grows from idleness. we've endangered the rest of the sector enough without investigating the possible taint.
>>26377040The Arch-Cardinal of the Sector, the second most powerful man in the sector, and maybe the wealthiest?
>>26377062Artemis' younger brother, Xavior has a fascination with native cultures and traditions. We could send him to investigate? It'd also be great for a long term relationship, since he isn't going to inherit Mormark, and so is a prime candidate to come and work for us.
>>26377003"I hope you realise, that my time is precious too, dear Lord Astartes, but I value your company so much, that I will agree to wait for you. However if you will not come to speak with me before the festival of Ollanius Pius[five standart months away], I will hold it that you have decided that I am not worth your attention. Sincerely yours, Astrobelus"
>>26377040That's what I meant. Neither you, nor your close allies have access to power claws at the moment. You should request this STC from some forge world that routinely supplies space marines or obtain in some other way.>>26377062>>26377085This possibility indeed interests Xavior.>I'd be delighted to explore their native customs and to report on whether they pose any threat to Imperium. Just give me a ship or some money(5W) and I'll leave for Oskea immediately!
>>26377085or you could get him killed or worse, corruptedthe boy has no experience uncovering possible chaos cults. we can not risk another failure on the scale of Prothera because we fear acting.
>>26377016Lose two wealth, let Seran and Klementhos cooperate as before, and have Avicenor aid in the procedure too, he's supposed to be great at this thing.Then set the Aspera on course for Vitalitas, with the necessary equipment to fix the warp drive.
>>26377167I'd say we let the man try, if he's half as knowledgeable about native cultures as he claims, he'll know when he's in too deep.Give him the five wealth, and our Astropath phone number, in case anything goes wrong, we'll go in guns blazing.Advice him to be cautious about everything he does, not any information is worth his life.
>>26377175dont snub kest
>>26377165no we are not sending Xavior to do the sort of work that gets countless souls killed talk to the damned sisters while their leader is right fucking here bonus points due to holy promethium
>>26377210We could head for Kest first, but a broken down ship sitting ducks near a frontier world seems dangerous. It probably won't take more than five months getting there and back to Tachion.
>>26377202Lets send Void Squad with him.
>>26377236Okay, fair enough. As long as they don't go around crushing the life out of natives.
>>26377175>>26377210>>26377228If you will go for Vitalitas, bear in mind that you will not make it in time to meet Astrobelus Kest. If you go anyway, please roll d100 for warp travel>>26377202>>26377226>I might be young, but I am no kid! I can handle myself, or if you doubt me - send some of your brothers with me!Klementhos shakes his head.>Young and foolish, but he might be right. What do you think, milord?
>>26377292why are we so stupidly insistent upon being a solo act when we should be forging good relationships with other factions such as the sororitas by working together?we are already stupidly afraid of delegating tasks within our own ranks, we can't afford to be isolated as well when we can ask a faction normally tasked with rooting out heresy to root out possible heresy.
Rolled 30>>26377292We head for Tachion Primaris then. A ship's important, but angering Kest might have some pretty drastic consequences, especially with the big move against us the Iron Monks are planning."Brothers, we will come to your aid soon, but unfortunately we can't send the Aspera, the Kentauros will come and relieve you."And send the Void Squad with Xavior, with the five wealth.
Rolled 50>>26377346Because the Sororitas might just as well blame us for not informing them sooner, and even then giving them suspicions instead of actual proof. If we give them some hard evidence to act on, then they'll be much more thankful for it.
>>26377378they should blame us for not informing them sooner! Seeing possible signs of a chaos cult upon the ONLY remaining source of food for a subsector and doing NOTHING is INEXCUSABLE.Especially after we were responsible for the main agri world for being rendered useless shortly before.We haven't acted for over a decade and should beg the Emperor to forgive us this stupidity
>>26377461If we already waited a decade to inform them, might it not pay off to wait just a little while longer, but have actual things to report at the end?
>>26377304Warp is calm, and even without a Lord Navigator, you manage to make a safe jump to Vitalitas system. Travel itself takes 4 months, but in the end you reach your destination in one piece. Vitalitas, dirty-looking, dark green world appears on your ship cogitators and within minutes you receive joyous salute from your brothers:>Milord, we are so glad you came! We suffered a warp accident, while we were travelling. House Jaenar gave us a new Navigator in return for us bringing Synius back home, but it seems machine spirit of the ship wasn't happy with losing it's old master and was a little bit rebellious.+++Seran estimates that it will take only a few weeks to repair damaged warp drive and it will cost us mere d10 Wealth.+++You are about to meet the new Navigator from House Jaenar! Please roll:+d2 = Male(1)/Female(2)+5d10+20 = Astronavigation skill+d10 = Mutation(1-6, none, 7+ - mutated)
>>26377506Shall we tell them we noticed a cult after the world has fallen to the corruption?We could tell any number of lies about how we came by such a rumor and decided to tell a group of individuals fitted to investigate such a thing. Or, we could go deploy our super heavy tank and wreck a planet.
Rolled 8>>26377529Rolling for Mutation
>>26377529>>26377357If you wish, I could exchange Aspera Dominus with Kentauros if I misinterpreted your actions, then Kentauros with Leutenant Kronos and Seran onboard will be the one to come to save Vanguard
Rolled 16, 17, 11, 8, 7 = 59>>26377529
Rolled 9, 2, 9, 1, 1 + 20 = 42>>26377529Astronav
>>26377598I think that would be preferrable, since there's no need for us to be there, and Kest would be waiting for us. We bring the Aspera around to Tachion Primaris then, to meet the Cardinal in time for our appointment.
>>26377598Exchange.Time-sensitive Kest meeting takes priority due to possible relations improvement.
>>26377599Sorry, incorrect dice.>>26377601>>26377583>>26377560In front of you stand a man of unidentifiable age. His long hair is tied into a pony-tail and his thin lips are clenched as if he's full of some unknown wrath at the universe itself. However his seemingly beautiful body is twisted by the curse of ancient genetics - when he lifts his arm to greet you, you notice fish-like membranes between his long, barely human fingers.>Greetings, lord. My name is Valerius Jaenar, I am third cousin from the mothers side of our common friend Synius. I was given honourable mission to serve you with my skills in his stead while he is trying to cure his 'illness'. I am terribly sorry that my stay with you began with such an unfortunate accident - Vanguard is a noble beast, but hard to tame, it will take time. >>26377615>>26377632Please roll a separate d100 then for your travel to Tachion Primaris
Rolled 2>>26377754ORA ORA
>>26377754>Valerius, we pray that your stay with the Ghosts of Retribution will be a long and pleasant one.
>>26377773You arrive to Tachion Primaris within a matter of weeks, even without a Master Navigator, Aspera Dominus manages to find her way by following charted routes and using warp-cogitators. When you finally arrive to Tachion Primaris, capital once more greets you with all of its grandeur. Towers higher than the clouds, rivers of people, thousands of manufactorums, statues of Astartes and Immortal Imperator everywhere... You receive three messages at once.Astrobelus Kest, Arch-Cardinal:>I am glad you came, Astarte. I will meet you in Temple of Saint Bellisarius, it's a beautiful sight and I've already ordered to close it down and drive pilgrims out, so we'll be able to enjoy our conversation and Late Strato-Imperial art style wall paintings in private. If you wish, you are invited to bring your brothers along.Larion Ursus, Sector Governor:>Welcome back, loyal vassal. I am glad to see you visit our capital once more. Would you care to meet me at the ball in the Astorian palace, on the shores of southern ocean, tonight? We have a lot of things to discuss...Cagirates, your brother from the Honour Guard:>It's been years since we were with you in contact, milord. I am glad you came, because there are things to discuss. Please meet me if you can tonight at the Governors' palace. He will be away to his ball and we'll be able to have a private talk.
Rolled 52>>26377925Can we visit both the sector governor and our honor guard at once?Anyway, lets go and see Kest.
>>26377925Bring Cagirates to the meeting with Kest, we can speak with him right after we're done with Kest.>Honorable Sector Governor, might this talk wait one more day? I have a very pressing meeting with the Cardinal Magnus Sectorum, and I would want my attention to be completely undivided for a meeting with you. I shall bring a bottle of my finest amesec to compensate.Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution.
>>26377925Let's see Kest first.How will we be getting to the Cathedral? I'd like the info for tactical reasons. Can we land a Thunderhawk out front?Larion Ursus:"It would be an honor. When will the event be?"Cagirates:"For the Emperor, brother."
Rolled 57>>26377925Ask Cagirates for some more details.
>>26377995>Can we visit both the sector governor and our honor guard at once?No.+++As you enter Temple of Saint Bellisarius, you are struck with feeling of glory and ancient beauty. Thousands of sculptures, aquilas and insignias cover the walls, while ceiling depicts epic moments from the near mythic events of the Horus Heresy. Emperor is shown in all his glory, preparing to strike down his weakling son, who thought he could rebel against a God. Your sharp eyes notice that painting was recently 'restored' to look more 'original' and Emperor is no longer wearing Astartes-like power armour, while Horus is shown in Mark VII armour, the one that is mostly used by the space marines in 41st millenium. You clench your teeth at this blatant political commentary and go forward to meet a small man that is waiting for you in the middle of the cathedral.>Welcome, marine, welcome. I am glad we finally have a chance to meet and speak in person. A lot of bad things have happened between us recently. You have defied Holy Ecclesiarchy, but I must admit that my underlings have not been very diplomatic in their attitude either. I want to ask you - how do you feel about what is happening between us right now? I hope you understand, that if we do not change the course of our relationship, we are going to collide? Is that what you really want? Emperors' servants, spilling each others blood?
Rolled 45>>26378197>how do you feel about what is happening between us right now?A schism between the Emperor's servants is never a good thing, but ones already made are hard to heal.How would you go about healing our broken bond?
>>26378197>That would be a regrettable outcome indeed, but one that some of your ecclesiastics seem to be very interested in pursuing, if I'm to believe certain scriptures. Regrettable in every sense, since He Upon His Throne knows that we Astartes lack no enemies to combat, we could not do with one such as powerful as you. So, since you summoned me here for the purpose of ending this hostility, what steps do you mean to take? In short, what do you want us to do, Arch-Cardinal Astrobelus Kest?
>>26378197Make the aquila to Kest.[correct any titles I've got wrong]"It is an honor to meet you, Cardinal Kest. The misunderstandings between us are regrettable, but you are correct that we still have time to begin working together in the Emperor's name. Neither of us wish for the blood of his loyal servants to be spilled by each other, but we are indeed heading for such an unfortunate collision. Shall we work together in the Emperor's name to avoid this future set before us?
>>26378197>>26378254>>26378297>>26378364Oh, and we are to use our bionic eye to record this entire conversation.
>>26378389Can we do that shit?
>>26378401it is video only, but if we watch him... we should have evidence of anything he shows us and possibly have evidence of his words via lip movements.We're recording it mostly for the fact that we'll have a recording of the meeting if he tries to offer something that is questionable
>>26378089>How will we be getting to the Cathedral? I'd like the info for tactical reasons. Can we land a Thunderhawk out front?In front or on top, as you wish. I assume, that Shadow Guard is with you.>EventIt's in the evening. You can make it there after meeting Kest. You cannot meet Ursus and Cagirates at the same time and Cagirates cannot leave palace without permission, which would raise Governors' suspicion.>>26378254>>26378297>>26378364>Well, let us speak openly. You are now serving Larion Ursus, a mortal man who is way below the One to whom you swore fealty once you were created. It has happened before, but it never brought any good. Men grow arrogant, when they can order demi-gods around. And the fact that you serve this man, who's known for his vanity and cruelty, is a very bad sign for the Sector that I care about. However I doubt whether you really enjoy your current position and I have a proposal for you. We make peace. Certain over-zealous priest suffers accident and his pamphlets fail to pass next religious censorship council. Iron Monks will provide ships to cover the required food deliveries to Mormark. Also, you will be become a welcomed guest to any of thousands of our outposts. Wherever you go or whatever enemy you fight, bells of our churches will ring you blessings and crowds will sing you praises. Finally, we are even ready to tolerate heretical techno-shamans of Nestorium, because they are your allies and they in a certain sense serve the Emperor by helping you destroy his enemies. But there is a price. You shall break your bond to the lordling. You shall make official apology to the Holy Ministorium and Hallowed Sisters for the wrong doings that we've suffered from your hands. Don't get me wrong. I don't want you to kneel in front of me, but I need this sign of submission before the Imperial Creed for reasons both political and ideological. Align yourself to us and be on the right side of history. What shall you say to this?
Rolled 49>>26378478And what of the wrong doings done to the Astartes, Cardinal Kest?I am more than happy to break my bonds, but I see little I have done wrong against you.
>>26378478Keep a perfect straight face.>Cardinal, you are aware of the fact that you are asking me to break my honour, the only thing that might separate us from the monsters Pax makes us out to be? Furthermore, what would happen if I refuse?
>>26378444>>26378408>>26378401>>26378389Yes, you can. Please roll me d10 to see whether he has protection from video recording. On 8+ he does.
>>26378542Your bionic eye seems to be working fine and recording your conversation.>>26378520>>26378530>As I said, dear Astartes, it's a thing of politics. If you align yourself with Ministorium, you want me to stay in my seat, so that I could shower you with gifts. And to do that, I need to show my peers, that I wasn't a fool to organise this meeting and that I actually achieved something. As I said, it's important for me in a political sense. But unlike that man you serve, we do not require you to swear us an oath. All we need is for you to merely acknowledge that without us, the Ministorium, flock of Humanity would have gone to warp long time ago... A token gesture is all I ask in exchange for peace. Is your honour above the blood of innocents? And if you would decide to refuse... Well, I guess nothing would change. We would still be going towards a collision. I would try to keep the peace alone, if need be, but without your cooperation it's futile. However while I will do all in my power to keep my more zealous brothers from taking actions, I am not sure for how long will I be able to continue this.
>>26378534can we see him with our bionic eye? If so, we can record the information that eye sees.>>26378478You will have to provide a list of the perceived wrong doings against the Ecclesiarchy and Adepta Sororitas by my brothers, Cardinal Kest.And if we are to make peace by offering apologies, the apologies will have to be mutual to cement our mutual understanding that we are Peers. Apologies to us will include [but not be limited to]: Bishop Fidorius Pax be denounced as a heretic for his lies about the Emperor and Adeptus Astartes, along with preacher Haran Dreifus issuing a formal apology in public for his misguided and false words.
>>26378745He doesn't want us to make peace, he wants us on his leash, which he thinks we will choose because it doesn't require an oath.
>>26378704It *is* a thing of politics.And at the moment it will make me look like an oath breaking dog that's lowering himself to the Ministorium.I am not against working with you, but is politics above the blood of Innocents?
>>26378797This seems like a good, snide comment.
>>26378769And we're responding with a counter-offer.We break our oath in exchange for a mutual exchange of apologies and for the Chapter to be recognized as an official, independent group beyond the command of Astrobelus Kest, Ursus. The chapter answers only to the Emperor and the High Lords of Terra when orders are given, but we will heed the call to war when Deus is in danger.
>>26378871I can see your point, but we might end up with two enemies that way. The chapter's strong, but we can't survive when both the sector elite and clergy want us gone.
>>26378745>I have a habit of looking into the future, not the past. Precise events, such as your actions on Attero or numerous other things, are of no interest to me. That is history and let us leave it for the servitors to record. We are men and we should plan for the future - what can we do to reach the greater good! Regarding Fidorius Pax, I cannot do that, as this would be a political suicide. However there is nothing to stop me from allowing you to visit him and 'speak' with him in person about his views. On the other hand Preacher Dreifus indeed could learn a lesson of humility and I think he'll be happy to issue you formal apology for his actions, but as a person, not a representative of Ministorium. And yes, I am perfectly happy to forge a bond of equal partnership - as Emperor wanted us to be! Priests protecting the spirit of the people, while you protect their bodies! >>26378797>You are a warrior. Your mandate comes from hierarchy, not agreement with your subordinates. Your position is set in stone and whatever you do, your brothers will follow. It is not so with me. And while I can be sure, that you will survive what I ask of you, I cannot be sure that the same applies to me. And if I am gone, and you value your honour above innocents, who else is there to protect these stars?>>26378871>I am perfectly fine with guaranteeing your independence. Unlike nobles, we have never tried to usurp or command you. However because of the reasons I mentioned, i cannot make Ministorium look bad in the eyes of the people. While you do not depend on anyone to exist, if we lose support of the flock, we are as good as gone.
>>26378917We lost an entire damned company of our brothers by swearing loyalty to Ursus. If the damned Arch Cardinal is willing to publicly recognize us as an independent organization, our Chapter will defend itself and Deus like the righteous fist of the Emperor that we are.
>>26378987So, tell me, why do you wish for me to break ties with the sector governer?
>>26379012But we'll still be dependant from their food deliveries to Mormark, so regardless of any grand claims they make, they'll have our balls in their hand, just like Ursus has ours now.>>26379024Because Kest wants us to be his pets, instead of Ursus'. The only advantage of demeaning ourselves to acknowledge the Ecclestiarchy as the single greatest thing there is, is that once the food shipments stop, they have little else that's tangible to keep us attached to them.
>>26379024>The reason is simple. I believe that no mortal man should ever command an Astartes. And especially not one who craves power as much as the one you serve now. But my time is short. What say you? My terms are simple, clear and easy to do. I am waiting for your answer.+++Would you like to answer now or wait for the new thread?
>>26379135I do not wish to rely upon my new allies, so I will have to accept, but only after the quarantine on Mormark has ended.And...Tell me, what power does the Sector Governor crave?
>>26379135As wise and decisive us Astartes might be made out to be, I cannot make the decision right here and now, without counsel. I would have you observe my response at least after a day time of contemplation.
>>26379161>And...Tell me, what power does the Sector Governor crave?Adding to this.And if you manage to convince me he is corrupt, or anything upon those lines, then I will consider accepting your deal a lot sooner..
>>26379169>>26379161>I am afraid after this meeting is over I will have to speak before the council of Cardinals and I can bring them only two kinds of news - good ones or bad ones. They will not accept waiting for an answer. We can defuse this situation now, but if we wait it will be too late. If you think that waiting for decades is a good choice of action, then you have a serious lack of insight into what kind of consequences can this lead to. Choose the greater good! it's the only way.>>26379193>>26379161>And regarding weaknesses of men... I have nothing to tell you until you earn my trust.+++I can only give you time to think irl, not ingame. Shall we end session here tonight?
>>26379269Session over, please archive. See you tomorrow.
>>26379269call it here.We're short at least 2 regulars and this is an important call.
when's it running tomorrow?