You are Percius Aurex, Captain of a raider-class pirate vessel. Formerly the 14th son of a noble family, you fled that life in search of adventure and to escape your status as a political pawn. While on a mission for your wolfpack, you returned home under the name of a man you killed, revealing yourself to your sisters Alica and Synne before you added them to your pirate crew. Along with your fellow pirate Captain Morix, you completed your mission to secure navigational data and joined a convoy heading to your wolfpack's ultimate goal: Sector Corgus. Unfortunately, your reunion with Lord Wilson's wolfpack at the humbly named 'Wilson's Refuge' would not be the respite you'd planned. Having been separated from Captain Morix during warp travel, you were reunited with your fellow Captain at 'Wilson's Refuge'; only to find her soon fighting her way through Lord Wilson's ship instead of attending a Captain's gathering upon the world below. You were nearly slain in the confusion, saved only by Lord Wilson's man Erwin Estiban throwing himself into your place, but the presence of Morix's family as she liberated them from imprisonment by Lord Wilson struck something within you, and you let her pass uncontested before poor Erwin's blood had even cooled. Even so, you couldn't bring yourself to leave his corpse in the blast of a bomb Morix's men had planted, and you carried him clear as she made her escape.
As luck would have it, you were the only Captain who's ship and crew were in condition to intercept Morix as her ship burned hard for the system's edge. Delaying only to collect the small grouping of crew you had planet-side and to return to your ship, your XO Elise Eberhardt took command of your vessel as the weight of the situation and your actions began to press upon you. Confiding in your XO the situation's truth, you were instructed to rest and spent the better part of a day lost within your head. Matters only turned worse as your sweet, younger sister Synne had, for lack of better terms, an emotional outburst over your inattention to the box your damned father had left for you; though you did feel enough guilt over the event that you read your father's final words to you and unlocked the cryptex that protected his final gift for you: a strange map passed down through your family for generations, and an ancient bronze aquila necklace originally found with it. Distractions dealt with, for the time being, you finally reached the bridge and relieved your XO, though not before wishing you'd not asked about rumors involving your sister Synne.>On the last episode of DragonBa-imeanprivateerquestZ
>>29349432Elise puts a hand on your forearm and gives it a light squeeze. "You're my first concern, and word has it Tes has Synne under control. You probably wouldn't like a few of the more vivid ideas being whispered, though." Your XO seems to enjoy the look you give her in response. "Good to see you still don't have a sense of humor, Captain. I thought it best that Kihomi be relieved, though Chief Enginseer Yulem insisted we reduce speed slightly due to strain upon the drives. Nothing we can do about the ship's systems having limits, unfortunately." Her finger sharply taps your arm as she laments the last bit of information."Wait, what about my sister?""Oh, most of them are about how Keller is a poor sod, your sister's points of focus upon a particular cook, and why she wasn't married off. Some of them are evolving into stories of strange noises around her room, though.""You're kidding, right?""Is that an order to investigate them? I could probably make a night or two of it" teases your XO."That isn't funny, she's my little sister, Elise.""Does this mean you'll have to give Tes a talking to about taking advantage of your sister?""W-what?"Elise can't take anymore, and covers her mouth as she bursts into a bit of laughter."Go get some rack time, Elise. You're worse than a drunk right now.""Oh, the ways I could twist that, Captain.""Emperor. Just go to bed, Elise. That is an order."Your XO walks away with a chuckle, offering you a little wave. "By your command, Captain. I am relieved."
>>29349506Two days pass as you alternate shifts with Elise and Synne avoids leaving her quarters. As your crew heeds the blaring claxton and prepares to enter battle, Kihomi cries out in dismay from the helm as she relieves her underling. "Son of a bitch! We're off course by half a fucking degree!" Her hand lashes out toward the subordinate, staggering the smaller man. "You idiot! You've ruined everything! We'll be too far behind them to intercept!"Elise's hand moves to your forearm sympathetically, a finger tapping you as she adjusts her fingers' position. "What are your orders, Captain? We could try to push the engines to make up the distance, and hope they're unable to do the same while they prepare for warp travel.">Orders?>Push the Engines. Morix must not escape.>Maintain Output. We've damaged our engines before by trying to push them.>Prepare to jump to warp after them. [either to escape with her or continue the chase]>Transmit message to Morix.>Turn back and rejoin the wolfpack in orbit.
>wiki with a decent bit of infoprivateerquest.wikia.com/wiki/Privateer_Quest_Wiki>thread archive on suptgsuptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Privateer%20Quest%202>previous 2 threads on suptgsuptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28124795/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29237262/
>>29349757Dam. I'm still conflicted about this,but she did say she was going to give up this place's location and we just found a new home. Hell, we even found something pretty fantastic there.So [X] Push the Engines. Morix must not escape.
>>29349757> [X] Maintain Output. We've damaged our engines before by trying to push them.If our engines blow Wilson might think we refused to go after her.
>>29350286I'll change to Push the engines if no one else votes
>>29350286Does Miss Erin think we would be able to catch up to them while at warp? We could prep for to follow and catch up that way without having to push the engines.
Rolled 28>>29350361Navigator Veritas bows her head for a moment, and you notice her limbs twitch slightly...
>>29349757>Push the Engines. Morix must not escape.Come on baby hold together.
>>29350506This is me >>29350509 and now i'm interested in what the warp looks like
>>29350506"I believe conditions are currently favorable to allowing a pursuit through the warp, Captain Aurex. Though I can not guarentee that we'll be able to maintain such an attempt if the journey is long or if conditions change, nor that we won't exit the warp blind and in their guns if we are successful."
>>29350611Is any other ship of the wolfpack readying to pursue through the warp? Or soon to be ready?If we're on our own for the foreseeable future I say don't chase through the warp.
>>29350611Okay. I say Push the engines, hope they don't fail us, and if they still escape to warp we continue our pursuit.If we can damage them it might for them to make a shorter jump.
Rolled 41Rolling to seduce engines.
>>29350720Sounds like a plan to me.
>>29350720seems we have 2 or 3 for pushing the engines.1d100 for engines vs Chief Enginseer Yulem's 57
Rolled 40>>29350862I got this.
Rolled 4>>29350862DICE DON'T FAIL ME NOW!
>>29350916Im a lover not a fighter.
>>29350923"The ship's spirit is willing, Praise the Omnissiah!"Yulem's voice echos across your command throne's vox as your crew all begin to feel the slight shift in acceleration, your ship's engines rumbling distantly through the ship. >Tactical battle begins!Red = enemy shipBlue = your shipBlue text = ship's name/Hull Points/Crew %/Morale %Blue circle = your ship's maximum weapon range [not that you can not fire any weapons behind you, and only half of your guns can fire outside your frontal 90 degree arc]Aurex TurnYour ship is speed 10>Questions?>Orders?
>>29351243Whoops, minor adjustment to one of these statements...>Blue circle = your ship's maximum weapon range [not that you can not fire any weapons behind you, and only half of your guns can fire outside your frontal 90 degree arc]should read...Blue circle = your ship's optimal weapon range , you may fire at double this range  but at half strength [not that you can not fire any weapons behind you, and only half of your guns can fire outside your frontal 90 degree arc]You must also move half of your base speed before you can turn, but your ship is able to turn up to 90 degrees.by default, you MUST move at least half of your speed value each turn.There are also multiple actions you may take during your turn...>Manoeuver Actions [require skill tests]Adjust Bearing - decrease min distance before turnAdjust Speed - decrease min distance you must move this roundAdjust Speed & Bearing - combines above 2Come to New Heading - allows ship to turn 2 times per turn, after min movement & at max movementDisengage - flee battleEvasive Manoeuvers - help avoid enemy fire, but apply same penalty to your own shooting>Extended ActionsActive Augury - Scans the areaEmergency Repairs - repair damaged/depressurised/unpowered ComponentsFlank Speed - gain additional movementFocused Augury - detailed scan of 1 targetHail the Enemy - Communicate with another shipJam Communications - stops target from sending vox signalsLock on Target - Bonus to BS tests vs target ship with 1 weaponPrepare to Repel Boarders - Bonus vs enemy boarding actions
>>29351539Advance, scan the target, and be prepared to fire upon her the moment they are within weapon's range!
>>29351539>>29351243Okay. Estimate their speed and adjust heading if necessary to intercept. Prepare to fire macrocannons as soon as we are within 12 distance from the Morix. We need to start hitting them as soon as possible so that they cannot go into Warp.
>>29351699Elise looks at you, slightly worried."Captain, if we don't continue to push the engines we still won't catch Morix's vessel, but we've blown them out before by pressing them hard."
>>29351789Sounds good to me.
>>29351789You quickly note that your augurs show Morix's ship and your own are evenly matched in speed
>>29351818>>29351818Disregard what i said then. Basically this >>29351789 while continuing to push the engines for everything they got.
>>29351789>>29351819>>29351949Roll 1d100 for Flank Speed vs Yulem's 57
>>29351818Is this a Flank Speed manuever? If not, continue pushing the engines as we have. Or not. I don't really know how vital this target is, so it is better if Brutus or another who knows more about Morix. I lean towards pushing, though.>>29351926In that case, push the engines more. "I'm willing to take that risk. She must not escape."
Rolled 90>>29351985>>29351993Basically Morix is has most likely been given a "pardon" and plans to take her family with her. Problem is she is going to sell out the location of our Wolf Pack's base of operation meaning we would have to relocate.
>>29352024>>29352024Thank the Emperor you rolled before I did.
I just woke up and I though the plan was to let her escape...
>>29352024The ship's engines burn hot, throwing you through the void toward an interception with Captain Morix. Your crew is focused, intent upon catching traitorous prey, though Elise seems to be attempting to read your emotions."Captain, we're being hailed!">Morix turn over.>Aurex turn begins.>Orders?
>>29352176>now with the map update!
>>29352071>Basically Morix is has most likely been given a "pardon" and plans to take her family with her.more that she is defecting and using a imperial vet in her command as her case officer, while trying to get her family out.And also, I am confused where this swing to hunting her down has come from, last few threads it was all about letting her get away and finding plausible excuses for us to let her get away
>>29352265Yeah, I don't get it either.
>>29352265To tell the truth i'm still conflicted about the whole thing. I Kinda want to let her go, but on the other hand she is going to tell them about our hiding spot.Either way I say answer the hail.
>>29352265>>29352373oddly enough, this is a perfectly irrational reaction to an irrational situation, imo. You've already gained insanity over the actual bit on Wilson's ship
>>29352176Continue on and answer the hail.>>29352265>>29352373>>29352463To be honest I'm not sure how to feel about this situation. I'm conflicted about the entire thing.
>>29352463from an IC standpoint, it makes sense with the shock Percius went through, but from a players perspective, I've no idea what the fuck people were doing earlier in the thread, it looks like they just joined this thread without reading anything previous and went LOLFULLSTEAM AHEAD>>29352459she would have already told them, the person who got her to defect would have contact to the navy, thats how these thigns work, you don't just defect and randomly turn up going "Hey guys, I know I'm a pirate and you've never seen or heard of me, but I'm totally defecting okay?"stop flip flopping >>29352176Answer the hail, we have to figure out what the fuck is going on, but i'm leaning towards not pushing our engines, we've legitimately had serious fucking problems when doing so and can claim they are not at 100% which meant Morix got away
>>29352459Morix's voice is oddly soft across the vox, which you have routed to the Captain's throne in the event she says something that might upset your crew. Elise listens as well, without so much as giving you a glance for permission."Percius. Come to take me up on my offer and run away together? I'm sure Lord Wilson will find it romantic.">Note! This conversation is taking place during Morix's turn, and will not have any impact upon your own unless you order it to.>Response?
>>29352577"I'm not sure what Lord Wilson will think of your betrayal, but it will be anything but romantic, I can't let you go without putting up a fight Morix, Wilson would space us all if he thought we aided your escape."lets make sure this conversation is NOT being recorded
>>29352650Sounds pretty good to me. Maybe comment on how she should also pick up the speed before we "catch" her.
>>29352265>>29352373Well, whether you decide to let her leave or capture her, I assume that the men under our command cannot be allowed to think that we let her go on purpose, right? If we let her go we'll need a good excuse. I guess the engines breaking is fine.
>>29352650What if she is recording the conversation so she can blackmail us later.
>>29352818A interesting idea. If we can convince her to coax a little more power out of her engines we "technically" wouldn't be able to catch her.
>>29353008if you would actually read previosu threads of this you would know thats not the kind of character Morix is, and that letting her go with her family is a debt she cant never fully repay
sorry for the delay, folks. phone call snagged me.
>>29353466all good, though I'm going to be running errands for a few hours, so I'm hoping captain flip flop and the rest don't fuck us over
>>29352650>>29352818>>29353012Chief Enginseer Yulem has previously ensured that only your command throne can enact any recording, unless a hand-held one is used by a crewman.Morix sighs. "Keep your distance if you don't wish to be sucked into the warp with us, Percius. Emperor be kind to you.">Vox communications cease>Orders?
>>29353706Would it be possible to use the Augury to see how close they are to warping out?
>>29354044It would be possible to attempt such an action, and it can be used along with Flank Speed, which will be done as Yulem's action.
>>29354253Sounds good to me.
1d100 for Focused Augury vs Kihomi's 551d100 for Flank Speed vs Yulem's 57Assuming to continue on the intercept course
Rolled 63>>29354448ah sheeeit rolling for augury
>>29354448I ain't scared.
Rolled 36>>29354575Let's try that again with less derp. Although I still think we should just let her go.
>>29354535>>29354593The engines hold true, though their output slackens somewhat. You're still gaining, and Kihomi adjusts your course slightly to better intercept Morix's vessel.Unfortunately the combination of the increased power needs of your engines and the efforts of Morix's own augurs manages to thwart your attempts to detect the capacitors her vessel must charge to activate it's warp drive.>Morix turn>Aurex turn>Orders?
>>29354775Damn it, stop dropping the image!
>>29354775Carry on a convincing 'show' of chasing until she jumps to warp.
>>29354775>though their output slackens somewhat.I get the feeling we won't be able to keep pushing them like this for long.Continue on but at the first sign of engine trouble reduce speed.
>>29354775MAXIMUM BURN! LIGHT THIS CANDLE!
Rolled 37>>29355352rollan for "SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT"read: NOT EXPLODED (MUCH)
>>29355300>>29355312>>29355352Same actions as last time, then?
>>29355404Roll accepted early due to Jebediah fucking Kerman at the throttle!Roll Active Augury 1d100 vs 55
>>29355464Jebediah fucking Kerman
Rolled 96>>29355464augurs pls
>>29355404>>29355556Once again your augurs are thwarted in their attempts, and Kihomi begins to curse loudly at the systems. "Damned augurs! Do your fucking job!"Elise notices something odd about Morix's vessel, however. "Captain, I believe our target is slowing, possibly in preparation for their jump." Navigator Veritas steps forward. "If we intend to give chase, we need to charge our own capacitors and prepare the ship for warp travel, Captain.">Morix turn end>Aurex turn begin>Orders?>Prepare for warp travel [brings weapons systems offline]>Hope you'll get to take the shot [Continue as normal]
>>29355748Prep for Warp travel.Got to go the whole nine yards in chasing her though it's going to be hectic if she is meeting the navy at a appointed location.
>>29356181Guess I'll continue tomorrow?Q&A for a bit, if anyone is around
>>29356181Should also send a message that we are going to continue "hunting" them down.
>>29356181well what is the plan, are we actually hunting her down and killing her or are we faking the hunt and letting her escape?because if its the latter, all we need to do is have something mysteriously go wrong with our augurs or something and make us miss the warp jump window>>29357851>continue "hunting" them down.with the way your flip flopping around I have no idea what this means, and with our interactions with Morix in the past, I'm inclined to let her make good her escape, because she is running to the navy, and we ain't ready for a fight like that, and who knows, we may run across her later and can use a favor>>29355748>Hope you'll get to take the shot [Continue as normal]But give warning shots or close misses
>>29356181why would we want to warp and chase her if we're letting her go? once she is gone, this location is compromised, which means we need to get back to the planet, inform Lord Wilson of our efforts to hunt her down and our failure to catch her before she warped away, pack up everything we can, and move on.warping after her is the point of no return, once we do that, we are not turning back or letting her get away, if we do warp, it will likely be months before we can return here, and the only acceptable way will be to return with Morix's head on a platterfor fucks sake, think things through before you ruin all of our plans
>>29358140>>29358210just a reminder, but your current location is quite a bit out of the way. It took you over 140 days to fly from Celentis to Wilson's Refuge.>flashback...Handing you a dataslate with an updated map, your Navigator smiles. "The grid represents distances that, given calm warp conditions, an average ship will take approximately a week to traverse according to the wider materium. My house's markers for star systems are fairly simple, as well. We represent the systems with a central orb, an orbital ring and a planetary body upon the orbital at a 3'oclock position. Gray systems have yet to be explored by ourselves or allies, while green 'star' orbs represent systems we've explored and have information upon. Orbitals are green if we have confirmed friendly parties within the system, while red is used to mark systems with potentially or overtly hostile parties. Planetary bodies follow a similar color code, though they often are a summary of multiple planetary bodies within the system itself. In rare cases such as 'The Corridor' the orbital and planet are black due to the lack of stellar objects within the system.""As you can see, Lord Wilson's position is roughly 20 weeks from our current position, 19 units to the right and 1 down. We can expect to experience roughly 12 days upon the ship, while the materium experiences 140 days."
Will continue in hopefully 3 or 4 hours.If you head to warp, it isn't very shady if you lose her trail. You've been separated twice from Morix during warp travel when you were -trying- to stay together, and you've personally lost a tailing ship that found you in a Forbidden System back in Sector Deus.>Orders?[ ] Prepare for Warp Travel [Can't shoot] & Chase Morix[ ] Prepare for Warp Travel [Can't shoot] & go somewhere else?[ ] Hope you'll get the shot[ ] Hope you'll get the shot (Command shooting yourself, sabotage the aim)[ ] Back off, in case they're activating their warp drive![ ] Other?
>>29364959>[X] Back off, in case they're activating their warp drive!
>>29364959[X] Back off, in case they're activating their warp drive![X] Prep for Warp TravelNot following right away and being a bit delayed should make sure that we "lose" her.
>>29366618>>29366722Sounds like a plan to me.
>>29366722>>29366736will you be giving chase to Morix, (quietly) asking Navigator Veritas to ensure Morix escapes, or simply going off somewhere else?
>>29367233Quietly tell Veritas:>We can't just let them go without effort but we could dewarp right into their guns. Make sure she 'escapes'
>>29367596this will require a roll vs her loyalty (which is hidden)I'll need a second vote to support you and then a roll. Any rolls before the 2nd vote will not be counted.
>>29367784We could just not go to warp if Navigator's gonna be annoying and stuff.
>>29366618>>29366722>>29366736Elise gives you a measured glance as you give your orders, Navigator Veritas moving toward her own command throne with a simple nod. Returning your XO's glance, you motion towards the crew. "Miss Eberhardt?"My apologies, Captain" she nearly whispers to you, then clears her throat politely and barks your orders to the crew."All hands brace for hard retro burn and prepare the ship for warp travel! Miss Noda! Cut the engines and prepare to burn retro thrusters on my mark!""Helm awaiting command!" hollars Kihomi."Sound brace!" A shrill alarm sounds throughout the ship, and you watch the bridge crew brace themselves upon the objects nearest them. "Mark!"You can see the retro thrusters firing in the void through the bridge's various cameras and viewports, white-hot propellant sparkling beautifully as you feel yourself slide forward from your command throne as it vibrates beneath you.Shortly after, alarms sound to warn of imminent warp travel. Two of your dorsal macrocannon turrets fire their loaded payload, the crew must have loaded the weapons early and wisely thought to not risk warp travel with the guns loaded.Enginseer Yulem reports that you'll need longer than normal to charge the warp drive's capacitors as her techpriests struggle to soothe the plasma reactors' spirits after so long providing additional power to the engines."It looks like Morix may get away after all, Captain. Perhaps the Emperor does not favor us today" states Elise."Or perhaps he favors Captain Morix today, Miss Eberhardt" retorts Navigator Veritas.As your ship seals it's viewports and lighter bays with massive, armored shutters in preparation for the coming journey, Elise leans toward you and adjusts your hat slightly. "We should have a word, Captain" she whispers."You're forgetting yourself, Captain Aurex. Can't have your hat be falling off your head after a little retro burn." she says for the crew to hear.
Rolled 8, 85, 6, 53 = 152>>29368610"Captain! Our target is jumping to warp.""Raise the Gellar Field!" you and Elise shout in unison.>Orders? Navigator Veritas commands the ship during warp travel...[ ] See how the chase goes[ ] Speak with Elise in private[ ] Do something else
>>29368679>[ ] Speak with Elise in private
>>29368731I'll go with this in an hour or two if no one else votes otherwise. family stuff calls
>>29368679>[ ] Speak with Elise in privateLegit, what is our plan here? Why are we bothering to keep chasing her through the warp if we're eventually just going to let her get away. We'd be better suited just running back to our base to help the evacuation before Navy forces start bearing down on us - forces which I assume are already on their way.
>>29368679[X] Speak with Elise in private
>>29368731>>29370120>>29370649The familiar feeling of reality being torn asunder beyond your ship's Gellar field churns your stomach all too soon as your ship continues after Captain Morix, Navigator Veritas confirming that she can still sense the ship. As the bridge crew is relieved by a few of the Navigator's men, you beckon Elise into the plotting room. The chamber door is barely closed when your XO strikes you with a sharp slap. "Get your fucking head on straight, Percius. First you tell me you let Morix go on Wilson's ship, then you risk crippling our engines just to get her into range of our guns? Is it what happened with your sister earlier or did you lose it somewhere between letting Morix go and telling me as much?" Elise seems torn between anger and concern as she speaks, though her eyes maintain the sharp edge that you've come to know from her. "If you lose it in combat, you're going to get us all killed or worse."With an audible sigh, she takes a seat at the plotting table and begins pulling up star maps and sensor information from the bridge. "She seems to be heading rimward from Wilson's Refuge, which means she isn't likely to be linking up with any of Battlefleet Paxia's patrols unless she doubles back toward where we entered the Sector.">Response?
>>29371028>I don't know Elise! Maybe I lost it with Synne, maybe I lost it when a friend was torn apart by lasbolts meant for me. But we're between a rock and a hard place. If we just let Morix go then Wilson will start asking questions. He's just been betrayed for Emperor's sake, he might shoot all of us for a merest possibility of being complicit, however, if we keep chasing Morix we run the chance of blowing the engines, and even if we do stay on her tail could get torn apart by her weapons.
>>29371028>>2937102qe are trying to minimize Wilson's suspicionsand let mo one in the general crew know of our plan.... too many people on this ship el ...we have spies
>>29371367.... and that is why I get for using a tablet to do a quest thread
>>29371213>>29371367Elise offers a forced smile your way. "I apologize for slapping you, Percius. If we can't bring Morix back to Wilson, perhaps we could bring back another prize? It might even lift the crew's spirits to pull off a bit of pirating.">Response?
>>29371606"It would have to be a mighty big prize to justify us calling off our chase...we'd have to 'lose' her first."
>>29371606 hmm... why yes I do believe it. Is far past time for proper pirating...after this buisness with mores is done
>>29371695 Damnable keyboard
>>29371606Let's see.....consulting the map from our present location.We could head toward the gate, but that sounds kind of risky. We could risk going to either Ristin's End for some ork hunting.Though what information do we have on Hariso's sin?Though we could just go "looking" for a mark..
>>29372062Ork hunting is no doubt a risky business, but any information we have on the two systems would be interesting to look at.
>>29371606You know....it's a long shot but take out the map dad gave us and see if anything stands out from what we have already explored.
>>29372378And give the necklace to our sister.
>>29372062There is also the cog head colony to consider and that merchant league world.
>>29372480Since the "family" tradition was to pass it down from father to son I actually think we should keep/wear it.
>>29372480Why? It was for us. Let's keep it.
>>29371684>>29371695>>29372062"We were supposed to get that information at the meeting that this little event interrupted, but both systems are said to be swarming with orks that don't seem to be able to escape the systems for now, Emperor willing. The ones nearby were to be scouted by the veteran captains, but we didn't get the information from them yet, either... Emperor damn it." Elise makes a few marks upon a dataslate and hands it to you. "I've marked roughly the direction Morix seems to be heading, and from the rumors we heard in Paxia, I'd guess that Labado's status as a 'gateway' system means there should be systems for us to find prey within that rough area.""How do you figure that?""I actually put your sisters to work" smiles Elise. "We could head directly to Labado and hide among the traffic there while we search for signs of nearby systems, attempt to buy or bribe some more maps into our hands, or we could just drop somewhere in the void and search from there. Of course, I'm certain you'll have an idea or two of your own.">>29372378You summon your hat skull and quickly instruct it to bring you the box with the cryptex.>Response/Orders?[Roll 1d100 for yourself and 1d100 for Elise to see if you spot anything]
Rolled 88>>29372627Rolling for us.I would say we go to or near the center of that circle and then roughly head in Labado's direction searching from there. If we stumble upon something Great! If not we will just get what we need from Labado's.
Rolled 72>>29372627C'mon Elise
>>29373116>>29372908"Are you sure you didn't get drunk and draw this in crayon, Percius?""Quite certain.""Did your ancestor get drunk and draw this in crayon?""I'd say it looks more like ink, Elise.">>29372908Go with this plan if your Navigator loses track of Captain Morix? [rough estimate of 16 weeks travel, depending on chase...]
>>29373435 Things got quiet in thread I was not sure I was supposed to answer. but kindlefag endorses this idea
>>29373435Sounds like a plan and here is one of the few times I hope the warp does something silly and we lose the trail
>>29373925>>29374034Cool.2d100 for Navigation & 2d100 for PerilsNavigator Veritas has 3 points that can be spent to change rolls after the fact
Rolled 7, 42 = 49>>29374112Navigation ho'
Rolled 75, 92 = 167>>29374112Perils!
>>29374112 Omnisiah preotect us from peril and rust
Rolled 48, 94 = 142>>29374399>75 and 92 on Perils Oh....Oh my.
>>29374421so it turns out I can not roll
>>29374399Emperor preserve us!Sound the alarms and ready the armsmen!
>>29374399I think we should spend a point for the 92.When said point is spent do we have to reroll for it or does it just not count.
>>29374253>>29374399"Sounds like a fairly solid plan, Percius. I believe Yulem said we'd have the results of the scrap void suits we collected in Paxia in a few days; we could collect some volunteers from the crew to form some extra armsmen platoons with them."Fourteen hours later you're roused from the mess by one of Veritas' men. "Captain Aurex, Miss Veritas requests your presence upon the bridge." With a sigh, you push the remainder of your meal toward a rather happy Keller. Tes had cooked up a damn good meal, too.The vox of your command throne crackles to life as you depress the activation rune. "Report, Miss Veritas.""My apologies, Captain Aurex. It would seem that Captain Morix's lead upon us was too great, and I've lost their trail.""Nothing you could do, Miss Veritas. Would it be possible to plot a course toward Labado and the passage we took to enter this Sector? Miss Eberhardt and I believe that we'd best return to Lord Wilson with something as a prize, instead of empty handed. We've even picked out coordinates for our hunt to begin at.""I believe I will be able to do so, Captain. If you'd provide my man with the coordinates?"Handing the dataslate from earlier to Veritas' man, he quickly inputs the information into the ship's helm."I believe it will take approximately thirteen days for the ship to travel to these coordinates, and approximately one-hundred and sixty days will pass in our absence. Shall I proceed?">13 days will pass. How will you pass the time?>FYI, High is Good for Perils and Loot rolls
>>29375382study map that father gave us
>>29375382Make it so.Yeah, I tend to forget that high is good for Perils but on the bright side nothing bad happened!Anyway, I wouldn't mind getting some training in with some of the men once we have that armor to make sure we stay fit. Maybe check in with each of our officer's to make sure there isn't any pressing things on their minds. I think maybe a small speech or something like that to try and raise moral. Maybe about how we aren't going to go back empty handed and what not.
>>293756131d100 for map>>29375706These things are generally all passive, especially your personal fitness due to training with your sisters, but if you give me a decent little speech I'll lower the impact of the morale hit for Morix's betrayal and escape.
Rolled 18>>29376416Map time!
>>29376963You spread your time out between your father's map and the various tasks that have kept you occupied for countless wrap journies: combat training, various visits to your officers, refreshing walks through parts of the ship, and you even find time to give a few reassuring talks to some of the crew. Chief Enginseer Yulem has been busy maintaining both the ship's systems and working on the scrap voidsuits you collected earlier in your journey.Elise Eberhardt seems overwhelmed with her duties, but still finds time to tend to her little still project.Navigator Veritas is quite busy guiding the ship through the warp...Master-at-Arms Keller Lorisit has been bored lately, but word that he'll get to lead the armsmen into battle has him running your armsmen through drills.Voidmaster Noda seems to have taken up wood carving, and seems to be punishing her subordinate from earlier by making him clean up the scraps.Chief Medicae Orsola Magnus has been studying various samples taken from your expedition to Lord Wilson's world between her duties.Your sister Alica has been spending quite a bit of time with both Elise and Miss Yulem, assisting their various duties. She seems to have impressed the techpriestess with her sewing ability.Your sister Synne refuses to speak to you, though Tes assures you that she's fine and just needs some time to collect herself.Aurex's Originals are happy to hear they'll have a chance to earn some wealth in combat, with Ana and Tes talking about what kind of men they'd enjoy 'capturing' aboard another ship.By the end of the journey you've spent nearly two entire days of frustration with the map your father left to you, though you have come to the conclusion that it isn't an intact map, but part of a larger whole. You still have no idea where exactly the damned thing depicts, however. A planet? Moon? Solar system? Subsector? Sector? Sectors? For all you know, it could be showing you Terra itself and you'd be none the wiser.
>>29377751By the end of the journey you've spent nearly two entire days of frustration with the map your father left to you, though you have come to the conclusion that it isn't an intact map, but part of a larger whole. You still have no idea where exactly the damned thing depicts, however. A planet? Moon? Solar system? Subsector? Sector? Sectors? For all you know, it could be showing you Terra itself and you'd be none the wiser.There is some good news, however: Upon the tenth day of your journey, Advinessa Yulem informs you she has completed her work with the armored void suits.>10d300 worth of Flak Voidsuits gained! [best-of 2 totals]>Crew morale reduced by 2d5 %>You have arrived @ your destination [blue radiation symbol on map]> - 11 days of supplies
Rolled 5, 1 = 6>>29377832First let's get this out of the way. Rollin Crew Morale
Rolled 221, 299, 12, 34, 231, 79, 70, 159, 130, 185 = 1420>>29377832Rolling 10d300>>29377751>Aurex's Originals are happy to hear they'll have a chance to earn some wealth in combat, with Ana and Tes talking about what kind of men they'd enjoy 'capturing' aboard another ship.Hawt
Exploration!During exploration your ship will remain at it's current location [though it will actually move around the edge of a system if located within one] and use everything from passive augur readings to actual telescopes to survey the surrounding void for nearby star systems. Each scan requires 1 week to complete, so watch your supply reserves!All Scan tests are against Navigate-Stellar + Scholastic Lore - Astromancy.>Scanning Options360° Scan - Highest penalty to search, but all-around search.180° Scan - Lesser penalty90° Scan - Minor penalty45° Scan - No penalty22.5° Scan - Minor bonus>Arc OptionsYou may base your arcs either centered or between any of the points in the image.>Bonuses/Penalties/Auto-failBonuses are often in the form of equipment used, character skills, system traffic, and distance from systems. For example, the Passive Augurs on your ship grant the ship's detection bonus to scans. If a system has been seeing heavy traffic for a long enough period of time, you may spot drive flares from ships in addition to the star's light.Penalties are often in the form of a system's features or location. For example, an anomalous star that burns a deep purple and very distant will be more difficult to detect than a system with a bright, vibrant star. Systems in a nebula are more difficult to detect, as well.Auto-fail only occurs when your search area is empty of star systems.
>>29379508Herp! still losing images.Still need another roll on those flak voidsuits, as its best-of-2 in this case.
Rolled 176, 140, 235, 71, 293, 16, 176, 73, 72, 161 = 1413>>29379590I'm >>29378206, but I'll roll again if I have to.
rejoining thread cause it is worth it...only this time with a pc capchka and uarabel..... I am a bell? wtf does that mean?
>>29378206>>29379786>Voidsuit Stocks-6,000 scrap flak voidsuits+1,420 flak voidsuits3 half-carapace voidsuits>Current Officer Armors...Percius Aurex - Carapace VoidsuitEnginseer Yulem - VoidsuitElise Eberhardt - Carapace VoidsuitNavigator Veritas - VoidsuitKeller Lorisit - Carapace VoidsuitKihomi Noda - VoidsuitOrsola Magnus - VoidsuitAlica & Synne Aurex - VoidsuitAurex's Originals - Carapace Voidsuits>You may raise up to 1,423 Armsmen from your crew for the coming battle, or distribute armored voidsuits to critical personnel/officers
>>29380809lets get Keller in charge of raising the appropriate armsmen, and maybe have Aurex's Originals help train them up
>>29379508>>29379590whereabouts are we on the map in >>29377751so I know where to scan
>>29380906also, give all the officers who don't have one an armored voidsuit
>>29380991We are right in the center so I say scan straight ahead toward Labado at 90°.
>>29380991You are the blue 'radioactive' symbol within the large yellow ring, lower right quadrant of the map.>>29381015Do you give them all flak voidsuits or pick 3 to received half-carapace? [Note that those with normal voidsuits don't participate in offensive actions during boarding unless you choose to order so]>>29380906This is standard practice, along with both yourself and Elise likely to assist with training.Yourself, Elise, Keller and Aurex's Originals are all veteran [if not better] armsmen.
>>29381150>Do you give them all flak voidsuits or pick 3 to received half-carapace?Let them pick, but keep 1 carapace suit spare in case of emergency or someone proves worthy or needing of it, I'd rather our more important staff, our officers and sisters, be better protected in case of shit hitting the fan, as it is want to do in space>You are the blue 'radioactive' symbol within the large yellow ring, lower right quadrant of the map.righto, I say we do a 45 degree scan with the centre facing 90 degrees
Rolled 87>>29381150Rolling to seduce armsmen.
>>29381280>let them pickEveryone is going to prefer half-carapace over flak.
>>29381472thats true, hmm, who deserves them...in that case i'm thinking we give 1 to Kihomi and 1 to Alica, they seem like the most likely to get into a scrap if shit hits the fan
>>29381150All flak. Better not cause resentment between officers.
>>29381742i'll second this, we have save the carapace suits for those who earn them
Also we might want to talk to Synne sometime soon, her locking herself in her room and not coming out or talking to us is going to get unhealthy
>>29381104>>29381280Ok, so we'll do 2 weeks of scanning, the first a 90° toward Labado and the second a 45° centered @ 3 o'clock.1,416 Armsmen have been raised. 1 half-carapace voidsuit remains, not sure which officers get the other 2.Do you keep this group of armsmen as an over-strength unit to attempt to concentrate any leadership provided by veterans moved into the unit? Or perhaps divide them into 2 or more forces to gain larger benefits from character leadership?Roll 1d100 for each scan, and please declare which scan you're rolling for.-14 supply
>>29381916Correction due to >>29381742>>29381757-2 armsmen, no half-carapace suits used.
Rolled 90>>29381916>>29381916 forward
>>29381916i'm >>29381280if we're going to go into negative supply then i'll rescind my vote for scanning, we can do 1 scan then if we get nothing, head on to our destinationalso RE armsmen, I say divide them into 2 or more forces
>>29382020You are far from negative supply. after 2 weeks of scanning, you'll be at 331/365 supply [this is in days]
Rolled 68>>29382165ah right, then forget that bit, my brain ain't awake yetrolling for 45 centered @ 3 o'clock
>>29381991>>29382232After two weeks of training the rabble you plan to call armsmen, Enginseer Yulem hurries toward you excitedly. "Captain! I've located a star system, and several drive flares eminating from it. The flares are undoubtedly over a year old, but with it's proximity I believe it is a waypoint for ships moving deeper into the sector."In little time you've summoned the other officers to the plotting room, gathering them around as you bring up the new system upon the table's map. "So, what do you think? Shall we go hunting?"Keller slams his fist upon the table and bellows his approval and something about showing the rest of you what Sly Marbo is all about. Kihomi and Elise both have their hands upon their faces in short order at the spectacle, while both Yulem and Magnus seem excited about the prospect of seeing the system itself. Miss Veritas simply double-checks the data available to you. "This system doesn't seem to be in your stated scan arc, Miss Yulem."Advinessa and Orsola both frown, or at least you think Orsola is frowning under her deep hood, and your chief enginseer seems to review something in her mind. "It... would seem that my first scan resulted in a miscalculation... I may have scanned the wrong section of-" Orsola interrupts Yulem. "Chief Enginseer discovered a system's presence. Objections to this event are illogical.""Good enough for me! Let's get to raiding!" smiles Keller."I project that we'll experience approximately two days at warp, Captain, while three weeks actually pass." States your Navigator."Come on, boss! Give the go already!" urges Keller.>Orders?>Pirate>Pirate>Pirate>Don't PirateIn any event, 1d100 for Navigation & 1d100 for Perils
Rolled 15, 46 = 61>>29383312 yarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Rolled 51, 34 = 85>>29383312>Orders?>PIRATEERE WE GO
>>29383312Clearly the answer is pirate.
>>29383387Do you wish to use 1 of Navigator Veritas' 3 navigation points for your Perils roll?
>>29383865 am willing if the others are
>>29383865sure why not
Rolled 4, 3 = 7>>29383938>>29383980>>29384160I'm going to call it here for the night so that I can find my updated notes on this star system and generate a few potential targets.Anyone that played the original privateer quest might remember this one...I'll need d100 rolls equal to whatever number this post's dice total is, for ships in the system.I'll also need 2 separate d100 rolls for SPECIAL
Rolled 94, 13 = 107>>29384227SPECIAL
Rolled 75, 31, 76, 54, 51, 21, 92 = 400>>29384227>I'll need d100 rolls equal to whatever number this post's dice total is, for ships in the system.like this?
Rolled 3>>29384227rolling for SPECIALohgod i'm scared
Rolled 27>>29384227more scared rolls>>29384502aaaand I've forgotten dice rules again...ill be scared anywayAHHHHHHHH
>>29384480I'd have preferred them separate, but those rolls give a nice spread.
>>29384394>>29384502I'll be taking the 94 & 3, as I asked for separate rolls for SPECIAL.This is actually an amazing result.
>>29385228>This is actually an amazing result.my shadowruns are tingling
unexpected call into work. Will continue and give a bit more detail in ~5 hours.System has 2 barren planets scalded by the nearby star in the inner cauldron, 2 worlds in the habitable zone, and 3 clusters of asteroids in the outer reaches of the system.Ship contacts:3 contacts, 1 of them large, orbit the 1st world in the habitable zone.2 contacts seem to be conducting mining operations or exploration of asteroid clusters. Possible repairs or attempts to resupply water?1 contact is large and seems to be at the far edge of the system and using a search pattern. Possibly to search for nearby systems?1 contact orbits the 2nd world of the habitable zone.Vox signals from the ships in orbit of each world suggest that each is using a different set of encryption, but no signs of maneuvering.
>>29389409I reckon we should go for the mining vessels.
>>29389409I know it's most likely bad but i'm drawn to those large contacts. Especially the one that is alone. But going for the mining vessels would also be good.
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>>29395889type faster you racka disciprine
>>29389409"I see targets; Let's get one!" urges Keller."We need to pick our target carefully, Keller" chides Elise. "It looks like we've got two contacts that likely weigh in as cruiser class vessels, two smaller vessels orbiting the first planet of the habitable zone with one of the larger contacts, a contact distorted slightly by the second planet in the habitable zone, and a pair of weaker contacts conducting operations within different asteroid clusters. None of them seem to care that we've entered the system, or they're all asleep.""We're distant enough from all of them to attempt a silent run, especially those in the asteroid clusters and the lone ship above the second world." Yulem drags her finger across the plotting table map, pointing to the planet and asteroid clusters in turn. "The stellar features they're operating near can be used to blind their augurs to us. The trio of ships around the other planet would likely result in one of them detecting us, and possibly sounding an alarm.""Maybe we'd be lucky and one would think we're still an Imperial vessel! We'd be upon them with their pants down!" Keller seems to be getting far too into his ideas.>Orders, Captain?
>>29396693I say make for the bottom left contact. It's isolated and can't try hiding behind a planet like the middle-right could.
>>29396766Sounds good to me and they might even have some tasty minerals for us to nab. There is always a need for those.
>>29396693Bigger is better I say we move up toward the second habitable, ID that ship and make a quick decision to take it, but our main targets are the big contact on the outside of the system or the mining ship between the 2nd habitable and the big contact
>>29397031Quick question would we be *adversely* affected by the asteroids?I mean, a mining vessel might be built to deal with them but we aren't.
>>29396766Do note that Enginseer Yulem was saying that -you- could hide your approach using the planet, so you wouldn't be detected upon your approach. Though yes, you would be blind until you saw the enemy ship on the horizon. All ships in orbit of planets seem to be holding a stationary position, however.Just clearing up any confusion that might have been.>>29397079You could also do something like this, and use your passive augurs to ID the contacts before making your move. You'll use up more days, depending upon your course and risk spooking other ships if they got too close, but you'd have a decent advantage IDing the contacts vs them IDing you, silent running or not.
>>29397094Asteroids both allow you to make use of practical cover to block LOS and hurt if you fail to avoid them.
>>29397225To be honest I'd rather hit one of the mining vessels ASAP and haul away whatever minerals it has before the larger ships can get to us. What does everyone else think?
>>29397247Note that the vessels are not confirmed as mining vessels, and if they are in fact mining vessels, they're likely the size of your vessel or larger. You'd not be able to escape with anywhere near their full capacity, if they are in fact mining vessels.There is also a chance that the contacts are simply using an asteroid to conduct field repairs, using lighters to prospect for resources, collecting ice to restore water reserves, or they could even be lurking pirates!
>>29397225Some passive sweeps to get a little more info about our potential playmates sound good to me, even if there is a little risk.
>>29389409>1 contact orbits the 2nd world of the habitable zone.Lets go for this one, its out of the way of the others and close to us and the edge of the system. And its likely not aligned with the others .
So, what I'm seeing...[ ] Go for the contact in the bottom-left asteroid cluster[ ] Move toward lone contact above planet, ID, and make choice after ID.[ ] Passive Augur scans to ID a target from range[ ] Other planI assume all of these will be during a silent running attempt.Please vote quoting this post.
>>29397225>>29397225Okay, I would like to try and ID that large target up north just to see who/what we are dealing with here. Might be a interesting target if we can catch them with their pants down.If target proves to be too hot I say go after that one near the planet on the right.
>>29397711[x] Move toward lone contact above planet, ID, and make choice after ID.
>>29397740You can't ID any contacts from your current distance. If you look at the distance between your ship and the lone contact at the planet, roughly 1/4th of that distance is your maximum range for anything more than 'small, roughly you, large, ohfuckrun'
>>29397795I meant to add "Move closer" in there somewhere.[X] Move toward lone contact above planet, ID, and make choice after ID
>>29397929>>29397767Is this course acceptable?>Each purple arrow is roughly 5 days of travel>yellow ring is your sensor range when you can first ID the contact, with the blue circle your position at that timeThis plan will not allow you to use the planet for cover.Rolls would be for:Silent RunningAugur ID on target [1st enemy can't detect you, 2nd enemy can but difficult, 3rd+ easier]
>>29398294Sounds good to me!
Rolled 98>>29398294sounds good rolling for silent running
>>29398354>>29398465Naughty naughty for rolling before asked for!1d100 for Silent Running1d100 for Passive Augurs (I'll take up to 3 for now)
Rolled 44>>29398593silent runnings!
Rolled 89>>29398593passive augurs
Rolled 71, 69 = 140>>29398682Another roll for augurs, if you'd please
Rolled 63>>29398905moar augury?
Rolled 10>>29398905rolling augurs
Rolled 42, 46, 12 = 100>>29398905Thats enough augur rolls :D>>29399059
Kihomi brings the ship onto course with a light touch, pointing your prow toward the edge of the nearest planet and doing her best to conceal the flare from your drives firing. Enginseer Yulem is quick to begin shutting down non-essential systems, including enough lights that many of your crew begin making use of handheld lamps and glowsticks that really should be saved for an emergency. Even the life sustainers are cut back slightly, raising the ambient temperature of your vessel slowly but steadily over the next few days. On the tenth day in-system, you're collected by a crewman to come to the bridge.Your officers quickly gather in the plotting room as Kihomi pulls up the augur readings. The planet you're on course with seems to be verdant and your augurs suggest that the world is likely covered almost completely in thick, jungle-like terrain; though for now you only see an estimation of the planet's elevations. It seems to have quite a few mountain and hill ranges, but that could be the result of a jungle canopy scattering signals slightly. Your eyes are quickly drawn to the ship that flickers into life, holding orbit just above the planet's horizon from your current location."Augur readings suggest that the contact is approximately 2.1km in length and roughly 400 meters abeam, so she's got some tonnage on our vessel. She's a transport class of some sort, though we don't have her exact identification in our database" explains Kihomi. "What we have detected, however, is that she's boasting what appears to be a twin set of dorsal macrocannon batteries, and that she doesn't quite seem to have the bulk of a Jericho-class pilgrim vessel. I suspect she's packing a better belt of armor, however, due to what we can detect of her inherent gravity."
>>29399606"So can we take her?!" blurts Keller. "The boys are ready to storm her, Percius! Just give the word!"Elise sighs, but Kihomi stops her from speaking. "What is most interesting, however, is the fact that we believe the ship has been launching and recovering nearly a dozen different craft to and from the planet's surface. If they're putting crew down there in the numbers I think they're putting down... they're likely in poor condition to fight.""It also means we'll get less loot since they're putting what we'd be looking to steal onto the planet." points out Alica.>Orders?[ ] Go for the ship, she'll make a fine prize![ ] Adjust course and go investigate another contact...[ ] Other
>>29399633[x] Go for the ship, she'll make a fine prize!Wait the crew is away! It may be a carrier vessel or more likely harvesting something.
>>29399633[X] Go for the ship, she'll make a fine prize!
>>29399679>>29399877Most of your officers exchange glances and erupt into a cheer at your news, though Kihomi and your sister restrain themselves."Will we be altering course to come at them from behind the planet or maintain our course?" asks Kihomi. "We're near enough that a course change might give us away, but they could detect us with a routine augur sweep around them, Captain.""The other question is if we'll hit them with our guns to soften their crew up before boarding, or just go straight for the assault, Captain.">Orders?[ ] Change course, use the planet to mask your approach.[ ] Maintain course, you'll have the speed advantage and a turn could give you away.&[ ] Soften them up with the guns, risk critical damage to target.[ ] Go for the boarding assault, we want her intact for escape.
>>29400169[X] Maintain course, you'll have the speed advantage and a turn could give you away.[X] Go for the boarding assault, we want her intact for escape
>>29400169Approach from the ventral arc, stay there with superior manoeuvrability, don't let the dorsal batteries get LOS. Get in close and board. We can't have that ship being crippled whilst trying to escape from big ships.
>>29400169Maintain course, and prep to board, we want her intact
>>29400315>>29400322>>29400382Three more days pass, additional systems being modified one by one in order to better your ship's chances of remaining undetected. The crew seems to do fine, simply shedding additional layers of clothing as the ship grows warmer. Alica seems to have some reservations about such an act, but soon even she is shedding the typical layers of clothing worn by the nobility of your homeworld. Your rookie armsmen have been split into two forces to be better managed, though they've ceased training efforts to avoid injuries before the coming battle."Hey, Percius!" yells Keller, flagging you down in one of the corridors. "We need to talk about this fight and if we're going to have any of the command officers leading armsmen.">Armsmen forcesCompany 1: 300 souls, Carapace, Veterans, Skill 60+ Ana, Tes [Aurex's Originals]Company 2: 91 souls, Half-Carapace, Veterans, Skill 56+ Dent, Adept Jere [Aurex's Originals]Company 3 'Rockhounds': 87 souls, Carapace, Veterans, Skill 52+ Ketur [Aurex's Originals]Company 4 'Rookies': 707 souls, Flak, Green, Skill 30Company 5 'Nuggets': 707 souls, Flak, Green, Skill 30>Veteran Armsmen OfficersPercius AurexElise Eberhardt, XOKeller Lorisit, Master-at-Arms>Assign leadership?
>>29400866Percius Aurex leading companies 1Elise Eberhardt, XO leading company 2 and 4Keller Lorisit, Master-at-Arms leading company 3 and 5
>>29400866Send the 1400 rookies in first to soften them up, draw fire and establish frontlines. Then move in with the veteran companies, applying the necessary force where needed.Kellar moves in with the Rookies, concentrating on getting them to establish a cohesive line rather than actually charging in.Then Elise takes Company 1 and reinforces Kellar's battle line at the key points, and gets the line moving forwards. Whilst Percius takes Companies 2 & 3 in a swift forging assault to get behind the enemy lines and barricades.What do we think?
>>29400866I say Percius: 1st companyElise: 3rd companyKeller: 2nd companyAsk Keller who seems like leader materiel out of the Greens and have two of them incharge of 4th & 5th companies. Got to them let bloody themselves so that they can become stronger.
>>29400957>>29400962>>29401315Guess I'll sort of combine all of these...Percius will lead Company 1, Elise 2&3, and Keller will lead the new guys.>>29400962I assume this plan is still acceptable?With command issues sorted, you have a bit of time left if you want to get something done...>Orders?[ ] Timeskip to the assault[ ] I should do that thing...
>>29401947>[ ] I should do that thing...Lets maybe talk to Synne before the assault, tell her about dads box and map, and give her the necklace for safekeeping, until we get back.
>>29401947[x] Timeskip to the assault
>>29401947>[x] Timeskip to the assault
>>29402098You manage to find Synne in time for a hug and a promise to come back in one piece, but it seems you miscalculated the time you had remaining, and the alarms sound for your crew to prepare for combat. "Stay in your quarters with Alica until it is over. Sometimes the enemy attempts to counter-board.">>29402133>>294023681d100 for boarding maneuver, best of 2 since the target is stationary.
Rolled 79>>29402661PRAISE THE EMPEROR, MAY HE GUIDE OUR AIM AND PROTECT US FROM OUR ENEMIES
Rolled 64>>29402661for boarding
>>29402751>>29402760"No good! They're making a panicked burn!" yells Kihomi "Hang on!">minor failure!>Enemy ship burns forward!>Kihomi maneuvers hard for a second attempt!>1d100
Rolled 43>>29402978DRAGON ON MARS, HERE OUR PRAYERS AND BLESS OUR MACHINE SPIRITS
>>29403073"All hands brace for impact!" Yells Elise. Someone has the sense to sound the collision alarm a moment before your ship's prow scrapes along the port flank of your target. The sound is deafening and terrible, and you're certain that a multi-meter section of a hooded statue just went flying past the bridge. Eventually the ship's agony ends and your ship's defensive turrets begin to fill the void with a mixture of las-beams, munitions and explosions as they attempt to disable the enemy's turrets and cause enough chaos for your armsmen and crew to swarm into the target ship.Keller's voice carries across the voxnet with a whoop. "Alright boys, prepare to board!">Calling it here for the week. Next week: Armsmen Blood for the Dice Gods!>Q&A for a bit
>>29403514As always thanks for running this!I have to say i'm yet again quite excited to be boarding another ship and even more so about bringing her back with us. (Hopefully)
>>29403631Oh yes, there will be Blood. And it will flow from the armsmen.See you next week!
>>29403892cya MSone of these days I'll actually remember the dice rules for this without forgetting them mid thread
>>29350562>now I’m interested in what the warp looks likeIt's not recommended.
>>29401315>>29400957>>29400962Serious people this is not done. Ever. You do not get both the XO and the Captain to lead assaults. Usually its the XO, and the Captain is with the ship or viceversa if its a ballsy Captain.But the XO or the Captain should always be on the ship, so that thee vessel it is under experienced ship command.
>>29407860yeah, I say if we want to get our pirate on, fine, but leave the XO on the ship to handle things while we're away
>>29407860>>29407911You have plenty of officers that can hold down the bridge, and only 3 with the experience to (most likely) keep them alive on the front lines.I'll bring it up at the start of next thread, though