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.
>>26414976Last thread Chapter Master met with brother Cagirates while under surveillance by the servants of Sector Governor. He gave Cagirates a question and today we shall receive his answer.Also, Ecclesiarchy is making a move - it's fleetleft Sarris V system for unknown direction.It seems sky is getting darker...
From last thread:+++Use two hands on either side of the armour to make it unidentifiable. Use telekinesis at random intervals to tap at the exact same position as your hands, so the message becomes veritably indistinguishable to observers, but will remain the same to Cagirates because it's at the same position as the CM's hands.>Say the number of one of the following statements that is closest to your situation. Shake your head if none are close>One, Ursus is planning on keeping you hostage here, to use as leverage against us.>Two, Ursus is consorting with the ruinous powers.>Three, Ursus is consorting with Xenos.>Four, Ursus is consorting with Kest.>Five, Ursus is consorting with Faceless.>Six, Ursus is consorting with Quixos.>Seven, Ursus is consorting with Nestorium.>Eight, Ursus is consorting with Mormark.>Nine, Ursus is consorting with the Inquisition.>Ten, Ursus is consorting with the Silent Guardians.>Eleven, Ursus is consorting with the Triarchy.>Twelve, Ursus is consorting with a rogue trader.>Thirteen, Ursus is consorting with another extrastellar empire. >Fourteen, Ursus is consorting with the sisters of battle.>Fifteen, Ursus is consorting with someone in the Ecclestiarchy, that is not Kest.>Sixteen, Ursus is consorting with an imperial organisation not yet named.>Seventeen, Ursus is consorting with the officio assassinatorum.
Cagirates quickly taps back on it's armour plate.>.---- ...--What do you do?
I made another thingBy the way skargan, did we ever get a response from the HLoT for sending them that iron warrior geneseed?
>>26415178>Cagirates, since I do not know which empire it involves, you will have to guide my actions. The iron monks have readied a large part of their fleet and could strike us soon, with more power than we possess. Choose wisely.1. Ursus should be killed upon first sight, such is the danger he poses to the sector, and all Ghosts shouldimmediately evacuate Tachion Primaris.2. Ursus should be killed upon first sight, but the honor guard and Chapter master should remain on Tachion,to deal in some way with potential allies or the fallout of the act.3. Ursus should be killed upon first sight, but the chapter master should stay upon Tachion, with his bodyguard.4. Ursus should be killed upon first sight, but the chapter master should stay upon Tachion, alone.5. Ursus should not be killed, but all ties to him should be be broken, and all ghosts are to be evacuated.6. Ursus should not be killed, but all ties to him should be broken, with the honor guard and chapter master staying.7. Ursus should not be killed, but all ties to him should be broken, with only the chapter master remaining, with his bodyguard.8. Ursus should not be killed, but all ties to him should be broken, with only the chapter master remaining, all alone.9. The situation as it is now should be kept, but all ghosts are to be evacuated, with the excuse of an emergency.10.The situation as it is now should be kept, but all ghosts are to be evacuated, due to our open distrust towards him.11.The situation as it is now should be kept, with the honor guard remaining, but all the other ghosts should evacuate.12.The situation as it is now should be kept, with only the chapter master remaining on Tachion Primaris.13. Ursus should be killed upon first sight due to the danger he poses, and the ecclestiarchy is to be informed., due to them being the most efficient anti-heresy force in the sector.
>>26415178"A ten percent reduction in the Honor Guard's skills!? THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE CAGIRATES. You have been charged with upholding this Chapter's honor and your brothers disgrace us!?"Roar it.
14. Ursus should be killed upon first sight, and admech is to be informed, due to them being our only allies, and them being capable of great military power.15. Ursus should not be killed, but the planet should be evacuated, informing the ecclestiarchy.16. Ursus should not be killed, but the planet should be evacuated, informing admech.17. Ursus should not be killed, nor the planet evacuated, but the ecclestiarchy has to be informed.18. Ursus should not be killed, nor the planet evacuated, but admech has to be informed.19. Ursus should not be killed, but Cagirates should be evacuated to provide more detail, despite repercussions.20. The situation should be kept, informing the admech, but not withdrawing anyone from the planet prematurely.21. The situation should be kept, informing the ecclestiarchy, but not withdrawing anyone from the planet prematurely.22. The situation should be kept, without informing anyone, but close watch should be kept on Ursus, as a highest priority.23. The situation should be kept, without informing anyone, but close watch should be kept on Ursus, as a highest priority, and Cagirates should be relieved from duty for explanations.24. The situation should be kept, keeping up pretense of ignorance, doing nothing of probing towards the person of Ursus, to not provoke his wrath.25. All available marines should be sent towards Tachion Primaris, to counter a very dangerous threat.26. A force of astartes about a company large should be dispatched towards primaris.27. A force of astartes about a squad large should be dispatched towards primaris.28. Assassination of Ursus should be done at our earliest convenience, but only if someone as covert as Ceiron should do it, anything else is too open and undisarable.29. Our fleet should be dispatched towards primaris.
>>2641538330. All military might should strike down on Primaris, to leave nothing but a burning core. Only exterminatus can erase the heresy done, or about to be done here.31. Ursus should be killed, and our entire force masses at Mormark.32. Ursus should be killed, and our entire force masses at Nestorium, with admech.33. Ursus should be killed, and our entire force masses with the iron monks.34. Ursus should be killed, and our entire force masses with admech and iron monks against the threat to come.35. Ghosts should evacuate, and gather at Mormark.36. Ghosts should evacuate, and our entire force masses at Nestorium, with admech.37. Ghosts should evacuate, and our entire force masses with the iron monks.38. Ghosts should evacuate, and our entire force masses with admech and iron monks against the threat to come.39. Ghosts should not evacuate, but inform Admech.40. Ghosts should not evacuate, and investigate on their own.41. Ghosts should not evacuate, and inform the iron monks.42. Ghosts should not evacuate, but all allies are to be informed.43. We should inform Ursus of our knowledge, and collaborate.44. We should inform Ursus of our knowledge, and collaborate, to betray him later on.45. No action is to be undertaken, whatsoever.Turn around vexedly, and express your impatience at not seeing ursus yet if the empire are Tau. Any other action will mean no Tau.
>>26415356>>26415383>>26415409This is going to take way too fucking long
>>26415426Our telekinesis goes in overdriiiiive.
>>26415247Wow, Luigi rocks, as always. This cannot go unrewarded! First of all - Sulix seems as if he's attacking something bigger and higher than him. This grants him a unique perk...+Giant Slayer+Sulix gains tremendous bonuses in melee combat with monstrous creatures.(+30)In addition to this, you can choose a reward that you can ask me for in our IRC channel. However bear in mind that I am changing our policy a little bit - Fate Points will now be earned ingame, while metagame rewards will be of a different kind. I heard someone wants to lose/gain some corruption?Would you be so kind to post me a link to the post where you sent it? Then I would process it just now.
>>26415450>Would you be so kind to post me a link to the post where you sent it? Then I would process it just now.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/24038234/#q24039762
>>26415356>>26415409>>26415383As you are in the middle of tapping number 7, Larion Ursus enters the courtyard:>Friend! You didn't tell me that you were going for my palace when you left the party. Why is that? He is accompanied by two of your Astartes, Locard and Ulson, who were assigned to the Honour Guard. They immediately salute you, but they stay at Larion's side. Cagirates bows and joins them in silence.What do you do?
>>26415537>The whole Ecclestiarchy business has me on edge, I should be returning to the Aspera with all due haste, I wanted to check on my honour guard one last time before I left. If worst comes to worst, Mormark and Varda need defending, and there are orbital defence systems to be readied, and messages to be sent. Would you object to me swapping over a few of the honour guard, Larion? I may not visit Tachion Primaris for a long, long while, and I'd rather not have my marines stagnate. Besides, there are plenty other battle brothers who want the honour of serving in the sectorum capitalis.
>>26415537>I would of course understand if you chose to decline, but truth is brothers like...Cagirates have ample of experience that many other brothers lack, especially on the field of defence, as he proved during the Invasion of Mormark. He may be, amongst others, one of the very few brothers with sufficient knowhow to help me orchestrate Mormark's defence.
Message from High Lords of Terra:>Terra has received the gifts you sent for us. You have done well to report this finding for us. We, the High Lords, are pleased with your progress. We have sent you gifts of our own. They should arrive in a few years.Roll d5 and add to Expected Events:34X.M41 = We should receive a gift from High Lords of Terra.>>26415657>While I would have nothing against it in general, at current time I must deny your request. Recent assassination attempt has put me on edge, I admit it, and growing a bond with new bodyguards would be a very taxing thing. Would you be so kind to wait until all of these troubles pass? Thank you, I knew you'd understand.
Rolled 2>>26415715yay I can roll a d5 without horribly screwing things up
Rolled 4rolling for corruption removal
>>26415715I understand of course. But I require one more thing of Cagirates. Brother, of the tactical scenario's presented, which would you find more favourable? The first, us not using our ships to defend mormark at all, the second, using only the aspera, third, using only the escorts, fourth, using all of them, fifth, abandoning Mormark, six, using only our ships to defend it. I don't believe I was at seven yet, but it seems to be much alike to six, only with the exception of our revenants remaining on the Mormarkian surface.
>>26415715"Lord Ursus, a soul under my command but in service of Cardinal Kest was forced to give up information when he was caught. One of your Honor Guard is also a spy for the Cardinal, and I mean to find out who has betrayed his brothers if this is true. If I'd been able to recall the Honor Guard as planned, it would have been without risk, Lord. Locard, Ulson are not beyond suspicion. The spy had a writ of 'sanctioning' to do these deeds."
>>26415765>I think there's another way to defend Mormark. What you should do is keep enemy at medium range, not engaging him directly and you should attempt to understand what made him choose to attack Mormark in a way such as this. There surely must be some reserve or back up force in the background that waits for it's time to strike upon the Mormarkian system. Never assume that all you see is true. However do not underestimate main enemy force, while it is only used to distract you, it can inflict heavy casualties, if unchecked.>>26415802>Nonsense, my friend. I trust these men with my life as if I'd trust you. They are Astartes afterall, aren't they? If they would be prone to betrayal, they would be known by some other, darker name, wouldn't they..? And I trust that your Chapter bears no dark seeds, otherwise it would be my duty to arrange them to be burned, as Emperor would have wanted.Larion Ursus and his Honour Guard retreat to the palace, leaving you alone outside. Where do you travel next?
>>26415916Are the Void Squad and Xavior on their way to Oskea, or with the Aspera still?
>>26416033They are aboard a pilgrim ship that was transporting them to Oskea, but once they get there, they will immediately(in a month or so) catch another ship that is going back. Or they could hijack their current ship and force it to go back, but it could lead to some bad shit.
>Lurking>I'll never get out of my head the image of CM and Cagirates tapping madly on their armor while intensely staring at eachother
>>26416159>Indeed. Ave Imperator! And now I must retreat, it's time to rest for me.
>>26415916>A moment please, governor! We never talked about whatever it was that you wanted to talk about.As we get closer comment>Oh you know you have such nice looking hair. We astartes generally lose our. Such a shame.Before he can react pluck a hair from his head.>I hope you don't mind if I take this memento. Now what is it you wanted to talk about?Save hair for genetic testing on board our ship later.
Rolled 2, 3, 5, 2, 3, 8 = 23>>26416088Move back into the Aspera, and cast visions on Ursus. Take one of the Tau Gauss rifles, and lock ourselves into our cell.
>>26416206Governor has already left.+++>>26416209What is the question of your visions? As I understand, you'll use Tau rifle as a psi-foci.+++Roll d100 for astro-communications
Rolled 1, 1, 5, 3, 5, 9 = 24>>26416272Is the Ursus collaborating with the Tau. If a secondary question is possible, is Kest too/instead?
Rolled 8>>26416272Astro communications. Arcon, don't be silent now brah!
>>26416290You receive a mild reply from the rifle. Energies that forged this weapon are not part of those that Governor believes in, or at least you feel so.>>26416298Your astro-communications have intercepted a weak, but constant signal from Varda.>This is Captain Macedon of Sixth Company. Our long range scanners are detecting a war fleet formation of unknown origin approaching us. We believe it might be those new enemies we were briefed about - the Triarchy. They are doing something to shroud the system in psychic white noise, I highly doubt you will receive this message, but I must try. We are not sure how big is the attack force, but it is at least a few ships and I doubt we can hold agains them alone. Please send reinforcements as soon as possible. Macedon out. Emperor preserve us.
>>26416526ALL FORCES TO VARDAExcept 4th company, leave them manning tombstone.Alert all allies to extraterrestrial power moving on Varda, tell them to be ready if we require assistance, and we ever appreciate their assistance.
Rolled 12>>26416526>Attention all units, this the Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution. We are in a state of highest emergency. All units, ready for movement or no, are to move to Varda as fast as if the ruinous powers were at their tails. We are facing a grand battle, and we cannot face the onslaught alone.To Nestorium.>Dear ally and friend Regon. Our Emperor-given planet, Varda is under attack by heretics that call themselves the Triarchy, and we might not make it in time. For the sake of our friendship, which has endured much, I ask you to send out your Technohammer to their relief, or another such weapon. The Ghosts shall bear this debt we owe towards you until we are Ghosts no longer, and the stars die out. Chapter Master over.
>>26416573Name allies, please. Also, the only forces that you have under your direct command at the moment I believe are 1st Company and Aspera Dominus. Roll d100 please for warp travel. Above 85 you'll suffer minor warp difficulties, above 97 - major ones. If you'll roll below 34, you will reach Varda before the enemies do.
Rolled 54>>26416526Kest. We have been disagreeing enemies at best, and baleful rivals at worst. Yet now I come to you in all humility. Varda will soon be attacked by the heretics that call themselves the Triarchy, and want to wound the Imperium at any cost. If we fall, we will not be the last. For any love you bear the Emperor, and the Imperium, at least consider meeting the threat head on, if not for us, then for taking revenge on us with your own hands. Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution, over.
>>26416573>>26416661Contact Arch-Cardinal of Sector Deus, Astrobelus Kest or his office if unavailable.>Honored Cardinal, despite our recent meeting ending on our bad note I still desire the friendship of the Ecclesiarchy. Honor simply prevented me from taking such actions. Now, however, an opportunity has arisen that will allow both of us to get what we want. Enemies are converging on our planet of Varda where I am going now. If you still desire the friendship of the Ghosts of Retribution. We would crush the enemy together and afterwards I could rightfully point out that you came to our aid where the Governor did not. If he will not protect his publicly recognized vassals then we are dissolving our relationship with him immediately. He could not retaliate without looking very bad indeed. The Ghosts of Retribution would then be friends with you without any stain on our honour.
Rolled 25>>26416661Warp travel.
>>26416661Lord Ursus - "The world of Vaarda has reported a fleet of unknown origin broadcasting jamming. We are deploying to protect the world and will require the aid of the Imperial Navy and likely Guard."Tyrel Hagen - Vaarda is under attack by a fleet of unknown origin that is deploying jamming. Ghosts of Retribution call upon the Imperial Navy to support them in the defense of this world.
Rolled 62>>26416733One final try.>Warp curse me, Arcon, but I have to try. I do hereby, by the Emperor, Corvus Corax, the Primarchs and the Saints, command you to return to Varda to combat an interstellar empire by the name of the Triarchy that seeks to destroy us. For any love you bear me, the Imperium, your creed, or the Emperor, come. Chapter Master over.
Rolled 31>>26416734>>26416733If we're going to contact Kest, I propose we also contact Canonness Amelia Engel."The world of Vaarda is under attack by a fleet of unknown origin and all contact has been lost. We have not been upon the best of terms, but I humbly request that our two organizations set aside our differences and defend the boundaries of the Imperium together. Let us stand as the honoured brothers and sisters and defend the Emperor's light as one."
>>26416733>>26416734>Your actions have made me sad, not angry, Chapter Master. And while we cannot agree on cooperation, I do not want your brothers to perish. I will give you contacts of my followers, stationed in the area, they will go to your system. While I cannot promise that they will fight for you, they will support you as long as it will not endanger our sacred mission. Yours, Astrobelus Kest.+++Within hours you receive a message from the vicinity of Varda:>Chapter Master, this is Marshall of the 4th Ecclesiastic Fleet. I was instructed to come to Vardan system and offer you limited assistance on our behalf. May I inquire what help exactly do you require and what forces do you have against enemies? Do you think you can deal with them alone?>>26416745Warp is clear and Emperor watches over you while you are on the way. Within two months, you reach Varda. Macedon is the first one to message you from the planet:>Milord! I thought our messages were lost to the Immaterium! Now that we are not alone, there is nothing to fear. What shall you command?=Estimated time until enemy arrives: 3 weeks=>>26416825Roll 2d100, please.
>>26416896Broadcast on all Chapter frequencies.>For all those that receive this message. Your Chapter Master commands you to adopt the tactics and mentality of our progenitors, the black Raven Guard. We do not have numbers, we do not have indomitable firepower, but we are marines, we are ravens, and we are ghosts. Where the enemy strikes, begone, and strike from the shadows when he is vulnerable. Do not expose yourselves, do not engage with risk. Murder, and be Ghosts. Coat yourselves red with blood. Ave Imperator.+Adopt: Doctrine[Raven Guard]+
Rolled 46, 33 = 79>>26417014you want rolls? you got it.
>>26417014Deploy marines to the ground, have the 6th being re-orienting all marines with jungle combat.Begin constructing fortifications around settlements, fill the surrounding jungle areas with explosives on tripwires, stake-pits, real vietnam shit.Get the scout company to recon the areas and set up perfect ambush points and ammo caches for jungle patrols.
>>26417014recall coppernicon, the 2nd and the morbid to varda.>Brother-Fleet Master, Varda is under threat, please travel here as soon as possible.
>>26417014Do we have mines or explosives that could be used as mines? If so deploy them in the most likely areas for them to exit the warp and in the most likely paths their fleet would take on their way to the planet.
>>26417014Make shelters for civilians to hide in. Fill strategical points in the cities with explosive so the enemy cant have a base of operations there. Prepare for the jungle combat using raven guard doctrine.
>>26417014>Chapter Master, this is Marshall of the 4th Ecclesiastic Fleet. I was instructed to come to Vardan system and offer you limited assistance on our behalf. May I inquire what help exactly do you require and what forces do you have against enemies? Do you think you can deal with them alone?Our space fleet is not strong Marshall, I am afraid you will have to undertake the majority of space combat, but we shall work tireless on the ground engagements, the Aspera Dominus will ceaselessly bombard the enemy forces and redeploy our marines where they are needed most.
>>26417112Also shut down the mining facilities before they arrive, hopefully with no power output they won't be detected and possibly damaged.
>>26417014>Ave Imperator, Marshal. So far, we have our battle barge, the Aspera Dominus, and one escort ready at fight, alongside two full companies, and a good part of scouts. We shall need more ships, if the reports are to be believed, the enemy, which is the interstellar empire by the name of the Triarchy, will come to Varda with the force of a few ships, specific numbers are unknown. Ground combat support is not necessary, but additional heavy weaponry for deployment against starships would be welcome. Emperor be with us.
>>26417014"An unknown fleet has been detected on route to this system and has been attempting to disrupt astrotelepathic communications. If your fleet is able, we request your assistance in the defense of this world. If you have tactical advise for a fleet battle or if, Emperor forbid, we are required to send ships out of system as a warning, I ask that you assist."
>>264170145th, 6th and 6th companies deployed to the planet for ground defense. All vehicles deployed to the ground including warbikes, land speeders, baneblade, land raider, predators, rhinos, etc.1st company remains on the ship for the moment with our dreadnought and thunderhawks. They can deploy to the ground via thunderhawks or drop pods where necessary or we can board an enemy ship if the opportunity arises.
>>26417152Deploy all ground vehicles to the surface of Varda, in the care of the sixth. Have the Fortress of Vengeance, our Baneblade, be deployed somewhere covertly in the jungle, at some likely landing positions for enemy Thunderhawks. They shall know the wrath of the Earthshaker twin cannons.
Also, we're going to require a list of system features for Vaarda.Asteroid belts, dust clouds, planets, moons, asteroid clusters, etc.Anything that we could use to conceal our fleet assets and launch an ambush from.
>>26417020Please bear in mind that changing whole doctrine takes about a decade of training and preparations. If you declare it now, in these coming conflicts your brother swill attempt to use new doctrine, but it will come with a penalty.>>26417038Tyrel Hagen:>I cannot believe what you are saying, but I will send someone to help you out just because of my respect for you.Larion Ursus:>This is a strange situation. You were claiming that Ecclesiarchy was going to attack you, now some unknown enemy. Make up your mind, marine. Once you have some evidence that help is needed, please send it to me and I'll send out my armies to help you at once.>>26417066Shall you concentrate on defending settlements or fighting in the jungle if it comes down to ground invasion? which will be your focus?>>26417089Copernicon, just as all of your other marines, is travelling to Varda with all haste.>>26417096Not really, space mines are expensive and should be bought specifically.>>26417112Please divide 100% among these priorities:+Civilian safety+Fortifying industry and settlements+Preparing jungle ambushes and bases+Using scorched earth - leaving enemy nothingYou may add new priorities yourselves.>>26417129>>26417152>>26417199>Understood. We are going to be in Varda within d3 weeks.>>26417139As these are quite sizeable, they will be detected from orbit.>>26417263>>26417238Approved. However bear in mind that you have access only to 6th, 1st and scout companies.
>>26417369I meant the jungles that directly surround the settlements.Trap those and set up ambush points in them.Deep jungle? screw that.
>>26417369Did Nestorium give a response yet to >>26416656, which we sent before we left for Varda?
>>26417369+Civilian safety 25%+Fortifying industry and settlements 50%+Preparing jungle ambushes and bases 25%What do we think? Other peoples? Skargan dont accept this until others agree.
>>26417369can we send larion ursus the astro communique from macedon?
>>26417398Scatter some of our scouts throughout the deep jungle, as well as our floating skulls, more for information relay than actual ambushing, but any ambushing opportunity should be capitulated on.
>>26417474its probably best if we dont get ursus' help for nowwe want to use his not helping us as an excuse to break away from him.
>>26417369>Approved. However bear in mind that you have access only to 6th, 1st and scout companies.According to wiki they are with us at the moment.
>>26417369We have no solid evidence, yet the Ecclestiarchy have put aside their hate towards us, and are already in Vardan orbit. If you value us as your vassals, allies, friends, tools or pawns, you will send your ships to our relief. Chapter Master over.
>>26417559oh derp...then why did we even contact him?
>>2641736920% Civilian Safety40 % Jungle Ambushes30 % Fortifying industry10 % Burning down positions that can be used to a strong strategical advantageAlso we should recruit some of the locals to fight for us as militia.
>>26417635Well, it's unlikely he's going to show on time anyhow, and if he does, more chance of us not getting buttfrustrated.
Just realized that Quintor, captain of the 5th, is our best expert on defense. He should be in charge of ground defenses except where overriden by Chapter Master
>>26417750and 7th are clearly geared more towards hit-and-run type attacks so that is what they should be concentrating on
>>26416656>Nestorium shall answer your call. "Technohammer" is currently on a mission, but it is being redirected to your position. Omnisiah provides, noble ally.>>26417474This is not evidence. You might just as well order Macedon to tell something.>>26417491Your scouts are eager to capitalise on this opportunity.>We shall do our best, milord!>>26417601My mistake. 5th Company is with you.>>26417603Are you sure that you'll send this?>>26417750Captain Quintor with 25 of his brother were stuck on Vanguard and are on their way. So you have about 75 brothers from 5th Company.>>26417391In a little more than a week, two Ecclesiarchy ships appear on the edge of the system. 'Burning Glory' and 'Eternal Purity' are Cruiser and a Frigate, who immediately hail you.>We have been sent from the 4th Ecclesiastic fleet in advance of a bigger force. We carry Frateris Militia regiments, they would be honoured to defend your civilians, however we'd prefer if they wouldn't see battle themselves. We also brought a limited armoured force attached to them.
>>26418187>We shall deploy your Frateris to the densest population areas, as a last line of defence for innocent lives, such a noble duty is fitting for men of the Ecclesiarchy.
>>26418187Attach the armoured force half to the civilian protection areas, and the other half to key anti-landing spots where our other holy machines are deployed. Get to consolidating our fleet with theirs.>May your men and machines fight with honour, the enemy will not endure under our onslaught. Tell the locals we're accepting volunteers, but only if they know the outlying jungles, can arm themselves, and are prepared for the risks. Work with them and the sixth to outline the jungles. Are orks still a threat at all?
>>26418231>>26418387Withdraw as much of the civilian population as is reasonably possible into the gold mines to hide. Still protected by the Frateris.
>>26418187"We are glad to have you with us. There may still be Orks lurking upon the planet and the Militia guarding them will free up our brothers to take the fight to the enemy."Is the Ork mountain stronghold built into the mountain still intact from gold mining? Could we use that as a civilian hide/base?
>>26418231>>26418387>Great to hear that, milord. We shall do as you command.With your permission Ecclesiarchy deploys a total of:+18 500 Frateris Militia+50 Rhinos+40 Fire-Immolators+25 Melta-Immolators+30 Penitent Engines+50 Aquilla Fighters+10 Preacher BombersI've added a section in wikipedia where you can see notable locations of Varda. Where do you allow them to land?Also, please roll d100 for your enemies.
>>26418727Meanwhile, 'Burning Glory' and 'Eternal Purity' position themselves alongside Aspera Dominus, preparing for the moment when enemies come to Varda. Can I please again get details of deployment for all of your troops and where is CM himself?
>>26418778Please provide a list of system features of Vaarda as per >>26417333
>>26418727Others can vote on it but I'm going with:CM, 1st company, Dreadnought, thunderhawks, librarians on board battle barge.5th company in the Krodian mountains which is where I assume the civilians are hiding because it has the mines. 6th company in the capital.7th company in the jungle. Give them the warbikes and land speeders so they are our fast attack option. All other vehicles evenly split between 5th and 6th.Frateris split evenly between mountains and capital.
>>26418992Horim should lend his inspiring presence to the ground forces, and one of our libs should be down there too.
>>26418992Alright adding Horim to the 6th in the capital as he wont be quite as vulnerable in city fighting as the baneblade.Retribution to the mountains since it could hold a mountain pass all by itself. Librarian Damokleon to the 7th to add his strength since they are a little under powered.
>>26419034>>26418992I assume, that everyone is ok with this deployment scenario then. Also, details about the system:Inner Cauldron: Small planet/low gravity, extremely hot death world, this part of the sector has an asteroid cluster and is plagued with gravity riptide.It's merely days away from the expected enemy arrival. Any last actions? Also, please roll d100
>>26419227where is Vaarda in the system?
>>26419227Have Chaplain Laptus fight with us forces on the battle barge.Deploy Chaplain Tempestos to the 7th company, his close-combat prowess will be excellent there.
>>26419227alright well people in chat seem to want to use the Baneblade to defend Novomark's main gate IF it has a main gate and walls in which case swap Horim and Baneblade's positions. Otherwise leave it the way it is
>>26419300so apparently novomark has 3 main gates so we are leaving Horim in Novomark and the baneblade in the mountains
>>26419227seems you forgot the Primary Biosphere and Outer Reaches, skargan.>Primary biosphere: Asteroid belt, Large Planet/Low gravity Due to the cold temperature only shrubbery grow here the vast majority of the species are avian and hunt the deadly rodent making the majority of the biomass, Varda and it's moon>Outer Reaches: large planet/High Gravity, ball of frozen material, has two moon, a large asteroid and a low mass moon>Fleet Deployments:>Frigate 'Eternal Purity'Is to orbit Vaarda as if it were unaware of enemy fleet incoming.>Cruiser 'Burning Glory' and Battlebarge 'Aspera Dominus'Are to conceal themselves in the asteroid belt of the Primary Biosphere and run silent, waiting in ambush.
>>26419432also, Eternal Purity is to raise an alert in 'a panic'. on all frequencies and act as if they are alone in the system. Their mission is to make an 'escape' from the system, hopefully drawing the enemy's escorts into an ambush where Aspera and Burning Glory will crush them.If the enemy fleet is too numerous for such an action, they will make a break for the system's edge and escape to raise the alarm from a neighboring system and alert additional Imperial forces.
>>26419315Kentauros and Morbid send you a message that they are both 1 week away from Varda. +++You were in the middle of interesting conversation with Laptus about whether Horus Heresy was really inevitable, when suddenly ship alarms blare and your vox caster comes alive:>Milord, we have four ships making entry into the system from warp. It's still hard to identify them, but their displacement statistics indicate two escorts, a cruiser and a battleship. They have set their course on Mormark!Within minutes, you enter the main ship bridge. There Brethorius stops you with a smile:>It seems these aren't the enemy ships, but 4th Ecclesiastic fleet! Maybe those monks ain't so bad afterall.One of the Ecclesiarchy advisors who were sent to you to improve the cooperation of your forces and to make their deployment more smooth. He bows to you as you approach the cogitator screens and in a calm, tranquil voice requests your attention:>My humble apologies, milord. I was instructed to ask so that you would speak with Bishop-Marshall as soon as possible. He is waiting on the channel LA-23. You nod and put in the number of the channel into the screen. It shimmers for a few seconds and then you see a smiling face, a face you hoped you wouldn't see ever again.
>>26419791Faceless. Calling it.
>>26419819We've never seen his face before.
>>26419844Oh, yeah. Forgot about the whole "Faceless" part.
>>26419791>fleet arrives at Vaarda>it immediately sets course for MormarkJust saying, they should immediately execute their commander for stupid :D
>>26420118Haran Dreifus, preacher who tried to make you bow to the Ministorium on Tachion Primaris, is looking at you with an evil glint in his eyes.>So we meet again, Astartes. Yes, I recently received this luxurious promotion to command one of the sacred fleets that bow to Adeptus Ministorium. I guess Emperor wants the truth and justice to prevail after all. It is a shame, that you didn't bow when I asked you to. You claim to serve Him, but you do not know your place. It is a shame, that I am forced to do this, but I was given the holiest of duties - to grant you His Mercy. It is for the good of Imperium, Astartes. You will understand.He turns in the screen, so that you could see him talking to a speaker:>My brothers and sisters. The time has come. I order all the units loyal to the Mother Ecclesiarchy to initiate operation 'Divine Justice'. Spill the blood of the heretics, mutants and their foolish followers. Make them burn. Make them pay. Make them die.With horror you realise what this cursed, wretched thing just did. You turn around and with a single strike decapitate advisor, who was preparing to detonate his suicide-vest. Renard and Sulix cut down his other lackeys, who are too slow and too weak to make their treacherous plans come true. Renard lifts his bloody face to look at you and whispers:>They are not our allies... They are our enemies! Wait! Then what is..?
>>26420378"RAISE THE GELLAR FIELD"
>>26420378Suddenly Aspera Dominus roars in pain and its metal structure shakes as shot after shot tears into its void shields, penetrating them and reaching the ship itself. You understood that the mighty battleship would be able to withstand barrages like that for days before it's void shields would fail and that only one explanation remained. 'Burning Glory', Ecclesiastic cruiser that was lurking in ambush together with Aspera Dominus, opened it's broadside fire from extremely close range on a nearly defenceless target. You roar in rage and pain of betrayal, but you want to weep when you think what is happening at this very moment down below on the planet. Your Astarte brothers, mortal soldiers who swore you their lives and innocent civilians who knew nothing about what was happening, were all now being massacred by those whom they thought to be their allies. Penitent Engines cut into the masses of fleeing refugees with their razor-sharp blades, Immolator tanks melt brave marines who try to stop them and thousands of fanatical troops attack your fortifications from within. To call this a black day is to say nothing. This is single greatest betrayal you have suffered in your life. The bloodiest and most awful deed that you can think of since the times of Dropsite Massacre. And you realise that for the first time in your life you want to crush, maim and kill men, who claim to serve the Emperor. For decades to come, brothers told rumours and stories about how you reacted to the betrayal of Ecclesiarchy. Some claimed you stood silent, others said that you tore metal walls apart with your bare hands. Those who have been there that day keep their mouths shut and not even death will take this secret from them, however every marine who survived it remembers the terrible psychic howl that shook burning corridors of the ship that day.
>>26420439Session finished. Enjoy the rest of your night.
>>26420439Launch a quake bomb under a wave of torpedoes at the cruiser.These motherfuckers are going to pay.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8ft371DLlo
>>26420439Chapter Master earns +5 xp and loses 1 Corruption point for trusting other servants of the Emperor even in the face of danger.
fucking religionfags always ruin everything we should just join malal...
>>26420439Chapter Master earns +5 xp and gains d3 Purity points for trusting other servants of the Emperor even in the face of danger.
Rolled 1>>26420650better get fucking three for dealing with this bullshit...
>>26420726Then let us make this roll into 3. After all, when Hero bleeds, Emperor cries.
>>26420809nice, ecclesiarchy is going to really feel the retribution of ghosts
>>26420809For betrayal such as this, there can be only one outcome.
>>26420998Forgive and forget?
>>26420937gotta survive first,also they might have some sort of deniability, like blaming the murder of the civilians on us and that we opened fire first. also the could liekly say that we are traitors if we do survive/
>>26421217Based on that picture, launch an assault on our opponent but get ripped in the first encounter and fail?