Chat: http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.netWikipedia: http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Nestorium+++Tonight we will continue the story about how Ghosts of Retribution recovered after the Betrayal at Varda and how they prosecuted their enemies for this terrible deed.
Okay so I've compiled a general list of things to do, in no particular order:Go to Tachion Primaris with the Strongback. Use their testimony to officialy declare Dreifus a heretic and brand the 'Reverent Spirit' and 'Disintegrator' as renegade. Get repairs for Aspera Dominus whilst we're there, there's got to be a shipyard somewhere around the Sector Capital.Go to Nestorium, we have some things to discuss with Regon.From henceforth our Techmarines will recruit aspirants of their own accord. Until we have ~50 Techmarines.Can we exchange favour with the HLoT for Strike Cruisers?But first, we have to talk with this Saragon Ursus douchenozzle...And have the rest of our incoming Chapter shown up yet?
so, what's happening to this?
Recent developments:+All of the forces that you've summoned arrive to Varda. They are too late to participate in the battle and your warriors lament that their ships were not able to bring them faster back home. If you want them to resume their original missions, you'll have to order them again.+What will be the fate of 8012 prisoners that you took during the battle?+Do you grant Hannah Dossar her request to claim one of the hulks for her help in the battle? Scitarii Cohorts lost 419 men and killed close to two thousands of enemy troops while fighting in the Green Belt.+Vardian infrastructure was seriously damaged during the battles, but key industries were unaffected, so your income will remain the same. However population will start declinining rapidly(because of the lack of food, shelter, diseases and the coming tropical winter, when the humidity and heat create terrible conditions) in the next year or so and this will continue until infrastructure is slowly restored. You might either invest in restoring Novomark(this would cost 30(for the destroyed generators) + d100 wealth) or you can wait until private initiative will rebuild the planet.(Varda will get Post-War Decline for 10+d10 years)+It is now the year of the Emperor 340.M41. Please roll for your income from Varda and heresy loss.>>29237511>Go to Tachion Primaris The journey is relatively calm as warp seems to be more quiet than usual. This is probably a good sign, or at least you choose to believe so. Journey takes Aspera Dominus and Strongback a total of 2+d8 weeks.(con.t_
>>29237982>Dossar wants to claim a hulkNestorium will be compensated in another manner for sending aid, but we are willing to sell the Tyrant hull in exchange for some things...
>>29237982The prisoners are to be used as forced labour to rebuild Novomark.We will offer Dossar the hulk of the Tyrant-class Cruiser Burning Glory, in exchange for a squadron of Hunter escorts and the repairing of the Eternal Purity. A few escorts for a capital ship, is a good trade.
>>29238072our Techmarines want to take a look at the hulks first, we'll get back to you.
+++When you arrive to Tachion Primaris, Larion Ursus immediately sends you an invitation to come to his palace:>Revered Lord Astartes, we have received your letters and we are appalled by the tragedy that has transpired in Varda. You, as our vassal, are entitled to full protection granted by my power as the Lord Sector Governor and I promise you that justice will be served. However your allegations will have far reaching consequences, so I ask you not to take any action until it is sanctioned by the High Imperial Court of Justice and myself personally. This situation is delicate and we must bring those villains to justice in a manner that does not compromise safety and stability of the Sector. I have arranged a three-party meeting at my Villa in the southern sea where you, I and Astrobelus Kest will meet to discuss this urgent matter. Also, please bring all the evidence you have of what has happened on Varda. In addition to that, I will send my personal ship "Arrogant" to Varda with a group of scholars and military experts to access the damage and record the aftermath of what I would essentially label as high treason and attack upon my person.Sincerely yours,Larion
Rolled 4 + 2>>29237982Warp travel
>>29238130We obviously need a few higher ranking members to give testimony.
>>29238084"forced labor"No, the prisoners are hereby sentenced to "repentance by labor" until their fates can be determined.This includes officers, as ignorance is no excuse for crimes against the Imperium or the Emperor.
>>29238193But we still bring some of the high ranking officiers of the frateris militia as testimonies. Preferably few prisoners from the hulk, few from the mountains and few from Novomark.>>29238130Alongside with the prisoners we bring recordings from helmets of our fallen battle-brothers, destroyed pieces of equipment both ours and frateris militia, as well as ship logs from Aspera Dominus and Strongback.
>>29238193Of course of course.>>29238130>No need to send your personal ship Lord, I intend to return to Varda soon and I can take your experts with me.
>>29238130Go to the meeting with 10 of our marines in the same armour they wore during the betrayal. Along with an assortment of officer's badges recovered from the enemy.
>>29238095You may rebuild Vardan infrastructure for 37 wealth. Would you like to do it or leave to fend for it's own?+Nerial informs you that he has intercepted a message from Gaius, Ultramarines Leutenant with whom you have met previously. >Ave, frater. I am being sent to your Sector again, with a mission, however I would like to visit your Chapter's Homeworld and marvel at it's beauty, as I have no doubt that it's no less fine than Macragge itself. Ultramarines believe in brotherhood of all Space Marines, so it's always a priority for us to maintain good relationships with lesser Chapters. Best regards,Brother Leutenant GaiusAlso, please rolld10 for Gas miningd3 for Gold miningd3 for Heresy lossAlso, roll d7 for a special event.Finally, you receive message from Destros, who coordinates your Forge on Momark, he is happy to announce that 3 new drop pods, 3 Rhinos and 3 Land speeders are ready to be used in wars of the Emperor!
Rolled 1>>29238543rolling for heresy loss
Rolled 6>>29238543Special event
Rolled 3>>29238543gold mining
>>29238543rolling for GOLD
Rolled 6>>29238543gas mining
>>29238543Rebuild Vardan infrastructure.
>>29238543I'd vote yes to rebuilding infrastructure
>>29238543Pillage the planet and blame it on the Iron Monks.
>>29238543"Gaius, I have to apologize but I believe our worlds, this sector, is compromised by chaos and traitors that do not value the Emperor's guidance.""I value your company as well as the brotherhood between us, but I do not wish for your safety, or any of our battle brother's safeties to be compromised, Brother Lieutenant Gaius, I respect your need to keep the Chapters in good relations, however with the lack of our military presence, I cannot guarantee your, or anyone you bring with you, their safety.""This normally however, would not bother me if you did not mind our lack of protection, however Mormark is currently under quarantine by order of the High Lords of Terra, so I will have to respectfully decline your request on those grounds, when however the quarantine is lifted, any of the Ultramarines are welcome to Mormark, as long as they bring good intentions.""May I inquire as to what your mission is? We may be able to provide helpful information to it."
>>29238742This would make us look weak if our own planet had heresy rampant. lets not say this
>>29238543>>29238742>Mormark is currently under Inquisitorial quarrantine due to a heretek assault.Don't give any other reasons.
>>29238959Try not to damage relations too much. Agree with this though.
>>29238084>>29238193>The prisoners are to be used as forced labour to rebuild Novomark.This will decrease the costs of rebuilding Varda by 20%, that is by 7. Or if you will leave it to rebuild on it's own, then it will take 2 years less. This assumes that they will be worked to death.>>29238098>>29238084>>29238072>I merely asked for you to show your gratitude, so that I would have what to show to my superiors and justify our decision to help you, I was not asking for a payment or a deal. Keep your hulks to yourselves, I am not here for business negotiations, for that you can speak with the Technocouncil. Dossar doesn't seem to be pleased with the outcome and "Technohammer" leaves Vardan system as soon as all of their dead are evacuated from the surface.>>29238134Warp travel took mere one and a half months.>>29238154>>29238300Granted, they are with you on Aspera Dominus. You also have a collection of recordings and written statement from Fedoric and his crew. If need be, he is willing to testify as long as he remains in your protection that you promised.>>29238308>That is understandable, however you will have to allow independent investigation to take place, without your supervision. We must at least appear unbiased in order to secure justice.>>29238604You receive a message, that 6 of your brothers have returned from their mission to Deathwatch. They have been gone for decades, but now they are back, their duty finished. Unfortunately their leader, our best sniper, Elegion, was declared MIA after a mission on a planet of Sabria against a new unseen breed of Xenos. Another 3 of our brothers perished:1. Durion2. Jerros3. Klatergat(these marines have already been substracted from the total count of marines, so their names only need to be put in to the Book of the Glorious Dead). However the other 6 marines are now Deathwatch Veterans and all of them are very powerful warriors. Also, their Deathwatch superiors gave them a gift...
>>29238543>Ave, Lieutenant Gaius! While we are currently facing a rough patch in inter-sector relations, you are always welcome as former Astartes. However, our capital faced an attack some time ago by heretical elements, and is still under Sector command-enforced quarantine because of that. We would like nothing more than to accommodate you on Folkvangr however, a beautiful planet currently under our protectorate.>Amicio, Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution.
>>29238959>Ave Imperator, we recieved your message and though we are honored by your presence in this sector, and we honor the brothers of Ultramarines who are like our big brothers helping us see the light in the dark, I am afraid we have to deny you access to Mormark due to Quarantine. This quarantine is because of an assault from dire heretics. But as we rejoice in your visit to this sector we can offer you the hospitality of Volkvanger which is almost as beautiful and spectacular as our Homeworld of Mormark. Once again we apologise for this inpleasantry but it must be.With respectsChapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution
>>29239116>This will decrease the costs of rebuilding Varda by 20%, that is by 7. Or if you will leave it to rebuild on it's own, then it will take 2 years less. This assumes that they will be worked to death.Don't work them all the way to DEATH. But work them.>That is understandable, however you will have to allow independent investigation to take place, without your supervision. We must at least appear unbiased in order to secure justice.Of course, a simple walk around Novomark will demonstrate the destruction and death wrought.
>>29239116>>The prisoners are to be used as forced labour to rebuild Novomark.>This will decrease the costs of rebuilding Varda by 20%, that is by 7. Or if you will leave it to rebuild on it's own, then it will take 2 years less. This assumes that they will be worked to deathcould we have them work for their right to leave the planet?
>>29239116Your men in the Deathwatch have been serving under certain distinguished Sergeant known as Darrion Rauth.http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Darrion_RauthAt the end of their stay, Brother Sergeant gave them his helmet to remember him and to guard champions of the Ghosts of Retribution in their battles. As he was originally from the Exorcist Chapter, who have a famous trait of having close to no warp signature, his helmet was filled with his essence. Whoever wears it, will be almost invisible to warp entities and will receive additional protection from warp attacks.+Relic gained - Darrion's Helmet+
>>29239116>Prisoner working conditionsAt this time, we will not work the prisoners to death. However, they will be on half rations as part of their repentance, for the time being. This is subject to change once negotiations have concluded.
Also promote Mercurion to Lieutenant and put Dragrock in the Shadow Guard.
>>29238584>>29238585As time passes, your sins are becoming a thing of the past. Heresy decreases by 1.>>29238613This year it's a real gold rush, probably because the war impoverished such a big part of Vardan population and they are rushing to work for lower wages in the mines... It's bad for the people, but good for you! You gain 3 + 1 extra = 4 wealth>>29238640Average harvest, Merchant League is happy that their business interests have not been endangered.>>29238665>>29238680>>29238695You lose 36 wealth(as you do not want to use prisoners as proper slaves, this gives only a minor reduction to the cost). Dangers of famine and depopulation are driven away.>>29238720You'd have to get 5 votes or more for self destructive actions.>>29238742>>29238795>>29238959>>29239081>>29239155>>29239279>We are under direct orders from our Chapter Master, I am afraid I do not have the authority to reveal my mission to you. But if you would allow us to refuel at any world that you consider to be friendly, we'd be very grateful. If you will change your mind, we will be operating in the region for the next two years, if eveything goes as to planned. I hope the danger you are facing will soon fall before your might. In worst case scenario, plead with our Chapter Master, honourable Alexandros Megaron, he will send help if can. Ave Imperator.>>29239348>>29239333If you wish so. But what is the amount of work that they need to do to leave the planet?>>29239577Mercurion feels honoured:>Thank toy, milord, it is a great responsibility, but I will make sure to make you proud!Dragrock is not sure about your decision:>If I may be hon'st with you, Chapter Master... I am not easy to get along with. My home is the battlefield, but I am not that great with people, y'know? Also I've been to a scrap or two with the big guy, Dorim or wha's his name. Poor sod is a dred now, but he is still a part of your party of shadows. Just think about it, before promoting me. Proceed?
>>29239799>prisoners working toward leaving the planetWe make -no- promise or mention of such a stupid thing at this time. Any such thing would have to be negotiated with Astrobelus Kest, and he'd require some very generous things on his part.if we -must- be fools and offer this work path, the Fraternis will be allowed to leave after collectively working the following number of years:Civilian Casualties x (average imperial age - age of each casualties) + (Marine Casualties x 200)
>>29239799If Dragrock doesn't wanna be in the Shadow Guard then don't force him.Removing/adding wealth....
>>29239799"Then Dragrock, what shall I reward you with?"
Rolled 4, 2, 4 = 10Time to profit ladies and gentlemen
>>29239799If Dragrock The rock does not wish to join the shadow guard we shall honour his wish, Award him with a commendation for his actions at the very least
>>29239799Gaius can refuel at the Iron Phoenix and Folkvangr, and are welcome to both places whenever they please.Then, we should really hear Saragon out, the peace negotiations haven't been concluded yet.
>>29239799>We are under direct orders from our Chapter Master, I am afraid I do not have the authority to reveal my mission to you. But if you would allow us to refuel at any world that you consider to be friendly, we'd be very grateful. If you will change your mind, we will be operating in the region for the next two years, if eveything goes as to planned. I hope the danger you are facing will soon fall before your might. In worst case scenario, plead with our Chapter Master, honourable Alexandros Megaron, he will send help if can. Ave Imperator.>The world of Folkvangr and the Space Station above Mormark, the Iron Phoenix, will be able to refuel your vessel.Okay so yeah lets if you'll re-read >>29237511 you'll see I intended to talk to Saragon BEFORE going to Primaris so could we have a little flashback to taking with him when we were still on Varda?
>>29239799Well if he doesn't think he's fit for the honor, then we will not force him.Commend him infront of the whole chapter instead.
>>29239946>>29239971>Lemme just think about it a little bit more. If you want to reward me, I will come to you when I will want to be rewarded, deal?+++You find yourself sitting at the round table with two most powerful men apart from you in this Sector - Larion Ursus and Astrobelus Kest. Your marines are waiting outside the door, together with the honour guards of the other two guests, but their battle-scarred armour made a deep impression on those present when they've seen them. Your evidence is enough to prove what happened on Varda, now the time comes to decide what is to be done about it. Astrobelus Kest breaks the silence:>We spoke with you before this happened, Chapter Master. I warned you that something bad could happen. It is a shame, that I wasn't able to stop it, but neither did I have a hand in it. The men who attacked your planet were part of Ecclesiarchy, yes, but we cannot blame whole organisation or even the Iron Monks faction for this. Dreifus was a rebel and a heretic. I agree with you and Sector Governor, his actions will be condemned and he will be declared a heretic. However before we bring this to the Imperial Court of Justice, to make this official, we must decide on what shall three of us testify, exactly. I am afraid, that you have a heart of a warrior and it seeks battle. If you will attempt to blame whole Ecclesiarchy for this or the pious brothers of the Iron Monks faction, this could have terrible consequences. However I am your ally in this, such heresy must be punished and I want to sate your thirst for revenge. Tell me how can I do that.
>>29240149I say we play back the tracker occulus recording of that day we met with Kest in the Tachion Primaris cathedral. Of us refusing to ally with him, and the subsequent auger readings of the 'enemy fleet' beginning to approach Varda.Then play back our call to Kest for aid, and make a note that the 'enemy' fleet was moving towards Varda BEFORE we asked for help. BEFORE Kest claimed to have dispatched the 4th Ecclesiastic fleet.Then show the playback of Dreifus and the 4th Ecclesiastic fleet appearing on our scanners when the 'enemy' fleet dewarped.They were always moving against us, even before we asked for assistance. If Kest 'dispatched' the 4th Ecclesiastic fleet before we asked for help, why was it already moving towards us?-------------Awaiting confirmation from other players that this is okay.
>>29240332Furthermore any priest that had a hand in Dreifus' meteoric promotion from preacher to Bishop-Marshall should undergo the Trial of the Blade.Also mention that the 4th Ecclesiastic fleets ground troops were suspiciously well-geared towards marine killing.
>>29240332It was moving towards us because Dreifus likely acted of his own accord, and gathered his fourth ecclesiarchic fleet to attack us. We called upon Kest for help, not knowing that Dreifus was moving against us, so he likely contacted the fleet closest to us, that being the fourth, to come to our aid. And so the fourth gained a very handy opening to our defences, to claim it had come as reinforcements, while it was actually the original assailant.
>>29240332>>29240381I'll second this
>>29240332Make notes upon how the "ally" sent to help us was specifically tailored with equipment which was Anti-Space marine.
>>29240414Although if he doesn't immediately say this, he'll reveal he did have a hand in it. Also replaying the tape of the audience with him WITH Ursus sitting nearby might seriously break the political status quo, because Kest urged us to BREAK OUR VOW we swore to Ursus.
>>29240381I'm okay with this.Also add the testimonies from the prisoners about what did they tell the men during the briefing.
>>29240332Alright alirhgt on second thoughts, do NOT show the recording.We don't want them to know we're spying on them and stuff.But DO use scanner readings and shit to prove the 4th was already moving towards us before we asked for reinforcemetns.along with >>29240381are we all satisfied?
>>29240558Yes, go on ahead.
>>29240332"Lord Kest, I must ask as to why a rebel and heretic was promoted from a lowly street preacher to the commander of a fleet of warships after being chased away from the steps of this world's finest Cathedral by the mere presence of Lord Alexander Kerr?I fear that the members of the Iron Monks that allowed such a heretic to gain such power in the span of a mere eight years may need their faith tested in a manner that is indisputable by any mortal, something traditional and time-honored. I request that you produce the men responsible so that they may undertake the Trial of the Blade before St. Evangelions' Cathedral, with counts of dereliction of duty and heresy equal in number with the faithful imperial citizens and soldiers slain by Dreifus' heresy upon Varda.We would be happy to work with the Order of Bloody Tears to ensure that the blades are suitably blessed and prepared to draw the blood of any that knowingly assisted a heretic, while the faithful will be protected by the Emperor."
>>29240332Astrobelus Kest slightly pales, but doesn't show his emotions. He turns to his servitor and whispers something. Your Occulus whirs and suddenly your view from the augmentic eye becomes distorted.>I am offended, that you were recording our conversation, but I see your point. Ok, let me be honest with you. At that point I already had a feeling that something might have been already happening, that's why the fleets were mobilised. I wasn't sure who will strike first, you, like you did before, or one of my subordinates. I couldn't risk it. The fact that I sent 4th Ecclesiastic fleet to help you was because it was the one closest to Varda. There was no way I could have known that it was the same fleet which you have noticed before. Dreifus turned renegade, yes, but he didn't inform me of this. I believe, that he wanted to bring me a victory, in hopes that his promotion was justified. Either way, it doesn't prove that I or Ecclesiarchy at large was involved in planning your demise.>>29240381>Dreifus was allowed to take care of the troops under his command. I believe that he managed to secure a very profitable contract with the Merchant League to acquire all those specialised weapons. We assumed that he was preparing to hunt that rogue traitor warband which you hardly managed to subdue. And regarding his promotion... Well, he had a patron of some sort, I believe. His way to his office was made of Imperial thrones. We thought it was political promotion like any other, that he will stay in the office until he achieves whatever he was supposed to and then will retire to some backwards world to capitalise on his influence.>>29240414>Exactly, my friend.>>29240468I got confirmation in the chat that only parts related to fleet have been shown. No political negotiation.>>29240558As i've already wrote a reply, this time I'll allow to change the stuff regarding recording him speak.
>>29240594>You are suggesting me to sentence over a hundred or more men to what effectively would be their death, in phisycal or political sense. One hundred very powerful men, who in one way or another supported his position. Even if we would take only those who signed his promotion papers, it would still be about a dozen. Chapter Master, wake up. You are speaking about sentencing leaders of whole dioceses to death, Cardinals and influential preachers. They are not going to just take it in their face. You will have war on your hands.Larion Ursus, who has so far been supportive of you, now seems to be unnerved by the prospect of Sector-wide violence between Astartes and Ecclesiarchy:>Now, now, let us calm down. I am sure we can find a way out of this by punishing only those directly responsible for the crimes commited. We can't punish mother just because her child is a criminal, right?What do you answer?
>>29241196>The Ordo Sanctorum.
>>29241228Let's make peace with them first. Then we can start building up relations with the Inquisition.
>>29241250It's their choice. The Ordeal of the Blade or the Inquisition.The heresy MUST be rooted out. Political 'deaths' be damned! Is he saying that the political careers of priests is more important than eliminating HERESY in his own ranks??!?!?!That thought itself if heresy in its own right!As far as I'm concerned we'd be well within our duty to execute him right here and right now.
>>29241196Lord Ursus would you do anything less if they attacked your capital?
Rolled 66>>29241296>>29241228Your wallpapers and attitude earn you +10 to intimidate. Please roll a d100Your willpower is 53 and you have intimidate(+2). Yout total skill is 65 for this roll.Astrobelus has a willpower of 55 points.Support from Ursus (+10)Possible Consequences(+5)Total of 70Rolling for Kest>>29241331>I would decimate the attackers, but I would not burn their planet, because their planet belongs to me. Just so, Ecclesiarchy is our book to read the Emperor's will, and even if some people split from the true dogma, attacking institution is madness. I will not allow civil war to break out in my Sector and will support Arch-Cardinal Kest against such unreasonable demands. However I do want to see justice served and Dreifus' head on a spike.
Rolled 37>>29241428Veritas vincit.
>>29241428"I have been openly attacked in a time of weakness, there have been uncensored propaganda against the name of the Space Marine, and you now speak of Civil war? It is at our gate, and we need to act as fast as we can to counter it, both in my ranks, your ranks, and in his."
>>29241448>>29241428>I... I agree. For the sake of peace. But if the violence breaks out... You are the only ones to answer for it. I will testify in court that those men were responsible for promoting him, but I doubt whether they will answer to the summons easily, you'll probably need to get them by force. Larion Ursus doesn't look you in the eye after this.>So I guess this is agreed. Heretics will face justice at the hands of the marines and Dreifus will have no place to hide. Imperial Navy will receive orders to track him down and bring him to you, by force, if need be. The rest, court will decide, but I am glad that we managed to agree on this. May the Emperor protect us all from what is about to happen.+++Session over, thank you for playing. Next session - saturday and/or sunday evening, 7 pm+ GMT.
Rolled 5, 22 = 27MS related roll.