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. Returning home over 15 years later during an infiltration you found your family upon the brink of ruin and your father assassinated long ago. Having left home behind once more, you rejoined Lord Wilson's wolfpack in the frontier of Sector Corgus, faced the betrayal of your fellow Captain Morix, captured your first prize ship, and received a sizable portion of the world your wolfpack now calls home. But all of that matters little, now, as during an exploration of the lands you now hold your party was caught in an unexpected snow storm. Near the world's equator. Emperor preserve your mind if you think too hard upon that subject.Having collected one of the more warmly dressed armsmen from your party, you set out to follow one of the sets of tracks left by a pair of your men, the snow quickly reaching up to your knee and slowing your search. Of the three possible tracks, you decided to follow the one that seemed to host a rough approximation of your Master-At-Arms' body beside it, the idea of Keller falling flat on his face most amusing and helping you ignore the cold air."Mr Lorisit couldn't be far, Captain Aurex. The snow wasn't too kind to his movements, and it doesn't help that he is more at home in a voidship to begin with." The armsman behind you grips your arm as you nearly lose your footing upon a hidden root, keeping you upright. "One of the others should be firing a lasgun back at camp, soon. Mr Lorisit said it would be the signal for everyone to retrace their steps." Looking at the snow and the path you follow through it, he grins. "Even a voidborn can't get too lost with these trails."
Both of you quickly crouch low as something snaps to your right, a beast easily the size of two men rearing to stand a good three heads taller than yourself. A pair of curved horns accent it's head as it looks away from you and beyond it's own snow-covered fur. You're certain that creature had plant matter sticking out of it's mouth.Both you and the armsman with you carry a lasgun, laspistol and knife.Orders?>I spy dinner, watch this. [Shoot it yourself]>I spy dinner. [Both of you shoot]>Take aim, watch.>watch.>Other?
>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 thread linkarchive.foolz.us/tg/thread/30636663
>>30918326>I spy dinner. [Both of you shoot]As fun as showing off would be I would think actually getting said creature would be better.Also, welcome back MS which brings a question: Was it a boy or girl?
>>30918326Yeah, its back! Congratulations to you sister by the way MS.>Take Aim, watch As the drill master on our family estate always said, 'Always know your target and what is beyond it ' wouldn't want fry our senior armsman, or pick a fight with a beast that we couldn't handle.
>>30918672A good point.I'll change to Take Aim, watch.It should also be easier to hit if do so.
>>30918326watch it with aiming light
I'm so glad to see that this is till going.>>30918326>>I spy dinner. [Both of you shoot]
>>30918672>>30918699>>30919158'Always know your target and what is beyond it.' Old Gerard would be proud that you actually remembered that. Probably less proud of a few other things you've picked up, but he was always one to appreciate the small things.Silently you motion for your companion to overwatch the creature, the two of you moving carefully to shoulder your weapons and aim.The creature before you makes to bolt toward your location but barely manages to move before the enormous mass of a beast similar to the one armswoman Terina felled days ago throws the horned creature an easy three meters with a single swipe of it's powerful limb. This one is without a doubt larger than your underling's kill, and it's thick fur hosts a healthy coating of show for concealment. Moving swiftly, the beast is upon the stunned creature and the sound of flesh being rent and torn fills the area as a small fountain of red coats the predator's front. You estimate the beast to be near fifty meters away, toward the edge of your ability to accurately aim for the creature's head, but the creature doesn't seem to be aware of you and isn't moving.Orders?>A fitting trophy and a hefty meal. You'll handle this.>A fitting trophy and a hefty meal, there is enough glory for two.>Try to sneak away and pray to the Emperor it doesn't want to kill you!>Other?
>>30918671It was a 5lb 1oz baby girl, and she'll likely be cursed with the name Hadley or Cooper (after my brother-in-law's horse. wtf?)there are now 6 of the horrid creatures
>>30919411>>Try to sneak away and pray to the Emperor it doesn't want to kill you!
>>30919411>>A fitting trophy and a hefty meal, there is enough glory for two.time to bag something big and fierce to mount on the wall of our cabin. You know to impress those lucky ladies we bring back there. >>30919478> she'll likely be cursed with the name Hadley or Cooper (after my brother-in-law's horse. wtf?) that unfortunate child
>>30919411>A fitting trophy and a hefty meal, there is enough glory for two.>>30919478>Hadley or Cooper (after my brother-in-law's horse. wtf?)That poor poor child.
>>30919682>>30919780Aiming... The target's left flank is currently presented toward you. The target seems to alternate between bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion, with it's forward limbs sporting deadly claws. >Aim for any particular point on the creature?>Have armsman aim at different point?>2d100 for first shots
>>30920003center mass shot, same for the armsman
Rolled 84, 97 = 181>>30920070forgot the roll
>>30920070Sounds about right.>>30920102This is going to be good.
Rolled 92, 42 = 134>>30920136>This is going to be good.it will certainly be exciting
>>30920102>>30920248The beast lets loose a terrible roar of dominance as you take your shot, breaking your concentration and causing your body to flinch. Fortunately, it is quite hard to completely miss something nearly the size of a small tank, when you're aiming at it, at least.Your shot grazes the beast's torso, burning away a patch of fur and causing the beast to avoid your armsman's following shot as it searches wildly for what you can only assume was a very confusing source of pain. Turning itsself around, the beast rears and issues a challenge toward the direction it previously faced away from!>The target's right flank is currently presented toward you. The target seems unaware of you!>Orders?>Aim, Called shot [specify location]>Aim, center mass shot>Try to sneak away>Other?
>>30920341>Aim, center mass shotlets take another shot at this (pun intended)
>>30920341>Aim, center mass shotIt's just asking for it now. If it gets any closer to be head shot the beast before it gets to us.
Rolled 6, 13 = 19>>30920568Rollin thunder!
Rolled 71, 2 = 73>>30920568hopefully it will go better this time
Rolled 72, 89 = 161>>30920568
>>30920645>>30920648Your next volley bites deeply into the beast's massive, right forelimb, causing it to bellow in pain and rage as it turns and begins to charge in your direction. Clearly favoring it's wounded limb, the beast's acceleration leaves much to be desired, allowing you and the armsman to loose another pair of shots, your own missing due to the beast's odd gait while your partner scores a grazing hit against the creature's left forelimb. As the beast stumbles and is forced to catch itself, the smell of ozone reaches your senses.>target is facing you! target is ~40 meters and closing! Target is wounded!>Orders?>Aim, Called shot [specify location]>Aim, center mass shot>Flee!>Other?
>>30920990Smell of Ozone?That precedes an incoming orbital teleport.....
>>30920990>Aim, center mass shotkeep shooting, I think we're winning
>>30920990>Aim, Called shot [Head]Even if we don't hit it between the eyes we have a good chance to still hit it somewhere. Hell, since it stumbled this is the best time.>>30921048Well...this should be interesting.
>>30921048Pic related>>30921190Agree time to end this
>>30921190>>309213202d100, specify them as called shots+4d100
Rolled 4, 19 = 23>>30921553Called shots HEAD
>>30921048also the smell of lasguns firing as they cook the atmosphere directly around the beams path
Rolled 12, 34, 9, 85 = 140>>30921553
Rolled 83, 93 = 176>>30921553Called shots head
Rolled 42, 16, 63, 62 = 183>>30921553Dice dont fail me now
>>30921606>>30921717"Take it down!"You take careful aim at the beast's head as it recovers its balance. Breathing out slowly, you take your shot just before the apex of the beast's gait and watch as your shot strikes the upper edge of your target's forehead, burning a deep gash as the energy from your shot ignites the beast's fur in the surrounding area. Two shots from your companion strike the beast's chest and limb respectively, deep wounds weeping blood as major blood vessels are burst beyond the weapon's ability to sear them shut.With a final, pitiful roar the beast ensures your aim is true, and your final shot penetrates clean through the beast's skull, ending its life and dropping the tank-like mass limply in the snow. As you carefully approach, the beast's arm twitches in death, causing the armsman with you to fire an extra shot into the exposed, scrambled brain matter of the beast. "Just uhh, being sure, Captain."The beast had cleared all but twenty meters of the fifty you originally engaged it at, impressive for a beast with a severely wounded limb. In the distance, you hear familiar voices calling out, but incoherent. The armsman with you simply shares your triumphant grin, holding his rifle's butt against his hip. "We should really have some of those fancy pith helmets for this, Captain. Maybe some smoking pipes, too.""Don't forget the man servant named Umbubu... Sorry, what was your name again, armsman?""Edwards, Captain. Hugh Edwards.""Well, Mr Edwards, I think you'll have quite a story to share with the ladies, now.""Very true, Captain. Very true.">Orders?
>>30922554Can we bring the beast back to the cave ourselves or do we need to get help. also do we get the other one that it killed?
>>30922554lets let the others know we're safe and get some help to bring the carcass back with us>>30922628its the size of a tank, its gonna need some cutting and stripping where its currently laying and a lot of help, but it should have plenty of meat and a decent number of trophies to get from it
>>30922628The beast you felled is nearly the size of a Chimera APC.The creature with the horns is dead, it's throat torn to shreds by the beast. It looks to mass roughly similar to two or three humans, and once stood perhaps 7 or eight foot tall when you first saw it.Both should be decent sources of fresh meat.Distant voices are drawing closer, you think.
>>30922833Clearly Mr. Edwards should get a trophy from this encounter since he helped us.>>30922786I agree, we should let the others know that we will be eating well tonight/getting more help cutting them up.
>>30922833Hide somwhere just to be safe Objections?
>>30922914Why would we hide somewhere to be safe? The only people around are those on our expedition...
>>30922955Are you sure? Are you really really sure?
>>30923106Eh you say tomato I say poisoned Potatoe
>>30922908>Clearly Mr. Edwards should get a trophy from this encounter since he helped us.Do you have anything specific in mind? The beast itself has some impressive teeth and claws on the forward limbs. The pelt is probably ruined overall, but sections might be useful.
>>30923260hows about we equally share the biggest most impressive teeth and a preserved taxidermied claw each?
>>30923309Sounds good to me.
Hah!after so many archived treads finally I get one live!Let's strike a vitory pose atop the beast to great the approaching voices
You give a holler to the closing voices, certain the last one was Keller. "Got one!"As you wait for the voices to arrive at your position, you climb upon the beast's corpse as Edwards attempts to inspect the creature's claws and teeth with little success. "I can't move this damned thing's limbs or head!" To punctuate his frustration, he gives the thing's head a swift kick and proceeds to clutch his foot. "Fucking tank of a fucking beast!""If you stop kicking it, we'll figure out how to split the trophies we'll have to carve from it shortly, Edwards." Sitting upon the high, hunched back of the corpse, you draw your knife and use it to point at the beast's skull. "Head is busted, so no point in giving a damn about that. We'll split the fangs and teeth and each take a whole paw from the front limbs, if you've no objection.""No objections, Captain. The experience alone was worth it, and you're being quite generous with the trophies, I'd say.""I only reward suck-ups if they're female and I've hired them specifically for it, Edwards.""We heading back to Caseblanco then? There was a nice lass or two there." To his credit, Edwards manages to keep a straight face for a few moments longer than you do.As your laughter dies down, you notice Ana and another armsman approaching in the distance, prompting you to stand and strike a victorious pose upon your kill for their approach. Two more armsmen are a short distance behind them, and Keller's group is soon approaching from another direction. Ana simply looks between you and the beast you stand upon for a moment, then sighs. "Your sister is going to kill you when she hears you engaged a beast this large with only one other soul, Captain.""Edwards and I have already decided that we're going to get matching pith helmets to celebrate this event, Ana. My sisters can deal with it."
>>30924129"You have no idea how you're supposed to carve this thing up, do you, Captain?""I just thought I'd let you handle that, Ana. You've always got a few blades hidden somewhere.">Take any trophies from the horned creature?>Roll 3d100 for trophies, 2d100 for Pelts>Orders?>Chat with someone? [Keller, Ana, Edwards]>Head back with your trophies/food?>Other?
Rolled 64, 56, 58 = 178>>30924190Did we find the group we were looking for?>Chat with Edwards about how good of a shot he is.
>>30924257You were looking for Keller's group, but not because anyone was lost.
Rolled 97, 91 = 188>>30924190rolling for pelts>Chat with someone? [Keller, Ana, Edwards]Chat with Keller and Ana, see how everyone is doing, then>Head back with your trophies/food?After we've eaten, lets to and relax in the hot springs with Tes
>>30924257>Chat with Edwards about how good of a shot he is.sounds good to me, lets see if we can get a little shooting competition going among our merry band after we get this carcass butchered and back to our camp
Everyone gets to work on the two beasts, Keller leading the efforts upon the smaller creature while Ana leads the efforts upon the larger beast. As you and Edwards pull at the head of the beast to assist Ana's efforts to cut through the neck, you strike up a conversation with the man. "You're quite a shot, what kind of training have you had?" Something pops as Ana's knife severs something, causing both of you to suddenly hold more of the chair-sized head's weight. "Bilge Scum Academy, Captain." With a solid kick into the hilt of her blade, Ana severs the head completely, and you both stagger back, Edwards nearly losing a finger as the beast's jaw snaps shut after colliding with your leg. "Well, you're a good shot, Edwards. Glad to have you. On three." You both heave the beast's head into the snow, rolling it over to expose the jaws to your blades. In a few minutes you've removed the lower jaw whole, and after a few attempts to figure out how to remove those from the upper jaws, you decide you'll need some tools or another approach."So, fancy a little shooting competition once we've gotten our haul back to camp?""If you're willing to enrich the pot, sure."As work continues you find yourself helping Keller roll up the horned creature's pelt. "So how was your little trek? You seem to be handling planetary gravity better, Keller.""Boring. This snow is turning my silent movement techniques into shit, and I'm certain that everything heard me coming a kilometer away." He wipes his blood-covered hand upon his blood-soaked clothing, cursing as it doesn't help at all."I saw a few of your more blatant faceplants, or perhaps some attempts at crawling." Watching him curse, you chuckle. "Enjoy the warmth while it lasts, we'll all likely need to bathe after this."
Soon enough all hands are focused upon the beast, the pelt removed in smaller portions before the beast is gutted from the lower side of the abdomen. The smell is sickening, even compared to the horned creature's innards, and most of your group proceed to gag. Keller, however, simply grips a section of the beast's massive guts and holds part of the intestine up, the organ nearly as thick as his head. "This thing has huge guts!" His attempt at humor promptly receives a chorus of "Boo!" from the armsmen.Snow is slowly beginning to fall once more as your party heads back to camp, all of you loaded down with meat and pelts and still forced to leave excess behind. Thankfully, one of the armsmen recalled which parts of the smaller beast had tasted best, and you were sure to collect the more choice sections of the beast. The top jaw of the beast hangs from Ana's lower back, the rest of the skull smashed away to lighten the load. "So, Ana. Enjoy your little walk?""I'm enjoying it much more now that I'm covered in blood, Captain." She smiles sweetly at you, raw, bloodied meat slung across both of her shoulders. The sight is mildly disturbing, but you're not foolish enough to say anything to her. She'd probably see how she enjoyed wearing your blood around..."Didn't find anything to hunt, then?""Oh, no. We saw a few small critters but I didn't think they'd make a decent meal, or have enough blood to warm me up."Thankfully, she doesn't seem interested in conversation after that. Thank you, sweet Emperor.Morale at camp skyrockets as your group arrives, and Tes quickly has Synne assisting her with prepping and cooking the haul.
>>30926429>Orders?>Relax.>Brag about your kill.>See Miss Alekto about contacting another astropath in orbit to contact your ship>Hotsprings! They'll keep you warm and get this blood off.>The blood could ruin the hotsprings. There must be a better way...>Shooting contest!>Other?>Calling it here for the night, will hopefully get a quick post up in the morning before work.>Will continue tomorrow @ 4-6pm EST
>>30926521Alright get out school early tomorrow later MS
>>30926521>The blood could ruin the hotsprings. There must be a better way...Easy: Snow is frozen water, get something equivalent of a bucket, fill with snow, warm up until melted, and then BOOM.Water that we can clean off with.Also, I wouldn't mind talking to miss Alekto while we wait for this process to work.After that and when we are done cleaning up? Hot-spring time.
>>30926702agree but we probably shouldn't wake miss alekto if she is still resting from her incident one or two threads ago.snow also works for cleaning by simply taking a handful and rubbing it on what you want to get clean, bonus points for the fact that you have then created a bloody shush ball that could be chucked and one of our subordinates that earned our ire
>>30926521clean up with using the process >>30926702 said while asking Miss Alekto to contact our ship to send a lander o pick us up, while we waiy hot spring time!!also, Necromancy!
>>30926521seconding >>30926702once we've cleaned up sufficiently, lets take Tes for a visit the the hot springs
So much for getting an update in this morning. Thanks for keeping thread alive.See you at 4-6
back from work, typing bump
>>30936186MachenSperit hurry da fug up.
You set about getting yourself and the rest of your blood-covered fellows cleaned up, using nearly every metallic container available to melt snow above the enlarged fire. The detail you set to gather wood seems to have been quite successful, and Tes soon has the same group collecting some smaller trees from the area for her own purposes. A series of A-frames soon takes shape over the fire, the discarded branches added to the fire and longer, thinner strips of fresh meat hung above the fire along the frames.Miss Alekto smiles as Synne pours hot water over your head and begins to scrub at the blood trapped within your hair. "What were you thinking, hunting something the size of a tank with only two lasguns!" With a huff, she scrubs hard enough to prevent you from responding, clucking her tongue like your mother used to do. "You're lucky I don't tell Alica, Percius. Or Selenti. She'd give you a piece of her mind for pulling a stunt like that.""I killed it, didn't I?""Don't act like you didn't get lucky this time, Percius! Gerard taught you better than that.""I'm alive, it is dead, and I'm going to eat damned well tonight, Synne. We're not sheltered at home anymore."Synne's arms wrap around you and squeeze, and you awkwardly reach to give her a pat on the head before she resumes her scrubbing. "Fine, but I don't have to like your stupid, macho stunts, Percius.""And I don't have to like your nagging, Synne."
Miss Alekto's voice drifts through your mind as your sibling bickering dies down. "You wished to speak with me, Captain Aurex."You offer the eyeless woman a queer look, her smile unfading. "Right. I was wondering if you might be able to contact our ship in orbit, with our vox transmissions seemingly blocked by this storm, it would seem that your abilities are called for."The astropath simply nods. "I'll do so at once, Captain."Synne scrubs at the remainder of the blood upon your head as Miss Alekto heads outside the cave.Soon enough you find yourself in one of the smaller hot springs, your body relaxing as the heat loosens muscles you didn't previously know were sore. The rest of your group is scattered between the other springs or thinks you're all crazy and is staying in the cave where it is warm. Miss Alekto seems to have occupied the spring nearest you by herself, the sad, pained expression plastered upon her face since she sent her message into orbit fading as she slowly sinks deeper into the hot water. When only the top half of her head remains above water, her expression seems to change to what you think might be a smile."Captain." Tes slips into the water beside you, letting out what you assume is a purposeful moan as she settles herself in. "Oh, this is good, Percius.">Orders?>"You mentioned wanting a promotion, Tes?">"So, how is the cooking going?">Other?
>>30937513>Other?"yes, this was a rather brilliant idea on my part: hot springs, strange new animals to seek out and shoot, plus *ahem* good company"
>>30937513>It's nice all right. How much meat could you get off that big bastard Edwards and I took down?
>>30937513>"You mentioned wanting a promotion, Tes?"Plus this >>30937756
"Yes, this was a rather brilliant idea on my part: Hot springs, strange new animals to seek out and shoot, and" you take a moment to clear your throat, "Good company."Tes simply rolls her eyes. "Two out of three of those were luck, and you left the other one at a bar to go chase some Navy tart." Her lips twist into a confident smirk as she rolls her shoulder and extends her arms forward, fists balled, then slowly stretches them out to her sides, fingers extending. Resting her outstretched arms upon the edge of the spring. "Orsola got bored and started extracting the teeth from that upper jaw you brought back, if you were wondering.""The lack of undergarments and bringing up such things is an odd combination, Tes. Can't say I've encountered it before.""Well, your sister keeps saying you need to find a woman before you go crazy, and I don't mind providing a peek or two. The hat thing is still way too weird for me, though, so don't get too many ideas." Sinking herself lower into the hot waters, she makes a few content noises and slowly closes her eyes."You continue to wound me, Tes. To think you don't like my hats.""No, I don't like your obsession with hats. If you ask me if my squad has found any hats one more time, I'm going to seduce your sister." She opens an eye to glare at you for a moment, then winks. Or maybe she blinked. Either way, she seems to be enjoying herself immensely."And to think you mentioned that you wanted a promotion not long ago. This certainly isn't the way to earn one."
>>30938820"You still owe me the promotion, it wasn't a request while I was sitting in that creepy chamber, nearly naked and soaked in the cold. That torch wasn't even warm in there. And if I recall, enjoying the hot springs was part of your debt as well. A full day of it and no work.""Like today?""I have to cook all the meat that eight people carried back, today doesn't count.""Fine, fine. Don't ruin the relaxing mood, Tes.""So what are you going to promote me to, Captain?">Orders?>Tes is currently a veteran armswoman, in command of her own platoon aboard your ship.>Offer promotion to...?>Ask what she'd like to be promoted to?>Other?
>>30938848>Ask what she'd like to be promoted to?plus sound her out about joining the crew of our captured transport, our sister is going to need an XO, threats of seduction aside
>>30938848>Ask what she'd like to be promoted to?Did she have something in mind?
>>30938848>Ask what she'd like to be promoted to?then say "Well i have a better thing in mind, my personal assistant and bodyguard, starting tomorrow." then leave the hot spring and head back to the cave.
>>30938848Promote her to the position of doggystyle.
>>30939074>XOThat...that is a pretty great idea.
>>30939074>>30939227>Offer Tes a promotion to your Sister's XO?This is an action that calls for a confirmation vote before even offering it, and does not reflect how wise or unwise the action may be. It is simply sort of a big deal.Please quote this post for your vote.>Yes>No
>>30939435>YesAlso, before we offer this I would like to see what she had in mind.
>>30939732>>30939435see what promotion she wants firstI personally don't like splitting up my team (named/liked chracters) any more than i have to
>>30939833Same here.Let's see what she had in mind. But it might also still be a good idea to have someone that we trust with our sister.
"Well, what do you have in mind, Tes?"The veteran armswoman shrugs, moving an arm to trace one of the scars upon her shoulder with a finger. You never really look at the scars most of your veteran armsmen wear, much like yourself, Keller and Elise. They're par for the course, really. With a weaker smile, Tes speaks in an unnervingly... unflirtatious tone. "I don't really know what I want, but all of us know we're pushing our luck as armsmen. We either end up moving on, crippled, or dead in the end." After a long silence, she sighs. "Ana might love all the blood and fighting, but I'm feeling like I need to start moving on, one way or another. Originals are only getting fewer in number.">Orders?>You'll think about it>promote to personal assistant and official bodyguard>promote to XO of your sister's transport>Other?
>>30940260>You'll think about ittell her "that that puts thing s in perspective well", when we get off this mudball we should sound our sister out about who she had in mind for officers and if she would want Tes as an XO. If she does awesome, if she doesn't we offer Tes the personal assistant and official bodyguard
>>30940260>promote to personal assistant and official bodyguard
>>30940260I say tell her that two positions pop into our head: The personal assistant and official bodyguard or being promoted to XO for our sister's transport.Gauge her reaction.
>>30940531>gauge reaction to being offered bodyguard position vs being promoted to a ship's XO, which is basically being tapped as being a potential future captainUnless you guys want to implement a different method of determining who might Captain a captured ship, like the 'first to the bridge' deal Hariso uses?
>>30940702I'd sat first to the bridge is a fair policy. One concern however might be necessary recklessness and a lot of dead armsmen from officers scrabbling to get there fast.Perhaps their claim is invalidated if they took more than twice as many casualties than the average losses of the other platoons?
>>30940702True. In that case I would change to Promote to XO.I'm sure in the future we will do something like what Hariso does, but at the moment I feel putting someone we know as XO with our sister would be better.
>>30940702Merit and Loyalty seems like a good way to get Captains after we get a ship we basically tests our people to see if we can find these desired traits.Objections?
>>30940702secondI kind of want to see how she holds up in a higher position of power before we put her in charge of a ship so lets gauge her reactions to our saggestions.
>>30940975just to clarify, Hariso's system was thus:"The platoon leader that captures and -holds- the target's bridge until the ship is secured is made Prize Captain."This allows the person in question to then prove them self worthy of remaining a Captain under Hariso. It also lets Hariso avoid dealing with actually dealing with who to assign, as his ship is a dedicated boarding vessel within the wolfpack, and often carries armsmen loyal to other Captains. [usually while their ships deal with any escorts or pesky ships with ideas of being heroes]
>>30941233Yeah plus I don't think our sis is going to have any difficult jobs she can't handle alone
>>30940702>gauge reaction to being offered bodyguard position vs being promoted to a ship's XO, which is basically being tapped as being a potential future captainlets see if she even wants to be an XO
"Well, that puts things in perspective, Tes. What do you think about being my personal assistant and bodyguard, or perhaps XO of the transport my sister will be in command of?"You study her reaction, noting the flash of confusion before her brow furrows. "Is that supposed to be a choice or are you playing some game, Percius? Being your assistant isn't remotely near being a ship's XO, even if a transport isn't likely to make much in loot shares.">Orders?>You'll think about it>promote to personal assistant and official bodyguard>promote to XO of your sister's transport>Other?
>>30941814>promote to personal assistant and official bodyguardBeing my bodyguard is has a much better cut than a transport ship
>>30941896And personal trophies...
>>30941814>Other?"No Game. Being my assistant and bodyguard your guaranteed to have for loot. But at the same time being the XO of the transport is less loot and danger. I just simply like to know what you'd prefer. After all you've done and what we been through you definitely deserve some choice in the matter.
>>30942336Shit meant have more loot
>>30941896>>30942336Kind of seeing a tie, as I have no idea if >>30942176is actually a vote
>>30942336I actually like that.
>>30942550>>30942176I think it is
>tie broken by trusty d6"No game, Tes. Being my assistant and bodyguard you're almost guarenteed to have more loot. But at the same time being the XO of the transport is less loot and danger. I just like to know what you'd prefer. After all you've done and what we've been through, you definitely deserve some choice in the matter."The armswoman looks at you for a long moment. "I wouldn't mind being XO on whatever you can put me on, Captain. Like I said, it isn't a choice at all."Miss Alekto lurches to attention nearby, splashing steaming water into the air and surrounding snow. "Captain Aurex, message from Miss Eberhardt. Window for hot extraction in two hours. Alternate in two days after the storm clears."Tes smiles as a few of the others nearby give a happy shout. "So, Captain. What shall we do while we await rescue?">Orders?>Keep Relaxing>Enjoy your cooking meal>Shooting contest>Other?
>>30943560>Shooting contestlets get that shooting contest in, no one knows when we will be on the ground again with this many people, as for the prize how about one of the Nebula Sapphires, though we too will be partisipating
>>30943560keep relaxingalso, I wouldn't like to impose an XO on our sister.....If she is the captain she should decide who she trusts to take the position....espicialy the XO position, if she wants to offer it to Tes ok but if she has other plans we should respect that....also, having Tes nearby should do us good
>>30943560>Keep RelaxingGet closer to her and say this"I have a few ideas"
>>30943560>Keep Relaxingwhile you>Enjoy your cooking meal
Just woke up, but damnit people, we don't want to send Tes away just when we start making progress with her and we're gonna be gone for years raiding.Make her our bodyguard and assistant, with a line at being XO when she's proven herself capable of handling matters we delegate to her, being XO is a fucking huge thing and she's just coming from being an experienced armswoman, lets promote her to our personal bodyguard and assistant, and coach her in the ways of command crew work and skills and see if she's cut out for an XO's position, and if she is, she gets first dibs on it.how are we going to enjoy her flirtatious banter and warmth when she's light years away on a transport with only our sister for company...>>30943560>Keep RelaxingSeconding >>30943933
>>30943933>>30944289>"I have a few ideas"Gonna need to know where this is going
>>30944289sadly we are a little late for that mate.Hopefully we will find more trust worthy people (hopefully female for everyone now regretting losing tes) throughout our travels.I wonder if we are going to be talking to that one caption more? and that one person that killed the first beast.
>>30944396we ain't too late for anything, shes still under our command and part of our crew, now we just know what she would prefer to aim at, now we know what she wants to work towards, but I'm not gonna throw her away when she's unproven at command staff duties and is so fun to be around, she earned a promotion, but straight to XO is a massive jump, XO can be her next promotion when she earns it as our bodyguard and assistant>>30944387give her a shoulder massage and see how she reacts, then if shes receptive, continue the massage anywhere else she's receptive
>>30944387Liberal use of water splashing, hands, tongue, mouth, and Tactical GirthAlso make sure synne can't see
>>30944396>sadly we are a little late for that mate.>Hopefully we will find more trust worthy people (hopefully female for everyone now regretting losing tes)We haven't lost her yet, we haven't done anything other than ask which one she would prefer, she's not the captain, she does not make those calls, she can earn a position as XO like >>30944479 said.
>>30943921I'm just rereading the bits of the thread I skimmed over since I just woke up and >>30943921 makes a good point, the transport is our sisters ship, its XO is her decision to appoint, she should find and promote one of her own and help foster positive expansion and development of her own command, Tes is in ours, so she can earn a ship for herself, but that requires a lot of work or being lucky like we did
>>30944479>>30944479>>30944498true, but, here is the thing we will need to explain her being a body guard before we allow her to a higher position(to be honest wouldnt mind her being one of the captains of our ships).Maybe along the way of giving her the bodyguard job, give her second in command when we arnt there or we are indisposed.What is her current position
>>30944626I agree with this anon
>>30944652> here is the thing we will need to explain her being a body guard before we allow her to a higher positionOf course, she earned a promotion, but she didn't earn 3 which is what jumping to XO of a ship would be, we tell her, she earned a promotion as our bodyguard and assistant, which entails better quarters, loot, gear and authority and all that, and gets choice pick of assignments we give her or she's a part of, but she has to work for that XO's promotion
>>30944482>Also make sure synne can't seeIf Synne were to look in your direction, she would see.>>30944479>>30944482Roll 1d100 vs Fellowship +- Mods
>>30944704Will she still want to have troops under her direct command though? If so, she should start training a bodyguard platoon/squad.
Rolled 20>>30944720Slaneesh bless my dice
Rolled 12>>30944720What is tes position currently?
Rolled 99>>30944720AND MY AXE>>30944767I can see that happening, if we've got the time and candidates for her to train and command as a trial run at higher more responsible roles, I don't see why not
>>30944786>>30944794>>30944802Aaaand I've forgotten the dice rules again, what where they?
>>30944802well i'll be damed
>>30944786Well fuck you too Slaneesh >>30944802I love you
>>30944843low is good except for PoW and loot
>>30944901PoW?MS, you might want to put the dice rules on the wiki somewhere
>>30944943Will do so in the morning.>>30944901is correct. Perils of the Warp and Loot rolls are High is Good, vs Skill Tests which are Low is Good
>>30944979still got a 12 so that's good right? Or are we as blunt as a brick wall?
"Enjoy the hotsprings a while longer. This might be the last chance we get to enjoy them for months, and I've a few ideas on how to relax even more." You splash some water toward Tes as you stretch, causing the woman to roll her eyes at you. "Your shoulders still sore?"She smiles and happily turns toward you, offering her shoulders and upper back to you and quickly making a series of happy groans at your ministrations upon her back. "If the pirate thing doesn't work out, Captain, you've got a promising line of work doing oh! this." Her head lolls slightly to the side as you work a particularly stubborn knot from between her shoulder blade and spine, one hand drifting slowly lower...Your straying hand is grabbed at the wrist as Tes moves away, a sour look upon her face. "I said I didn't mind providing a peek or two, Percius. If I was going to fuck my way to a promotion I'd have done it already, and not in full view of everyone else." Tossing your hand aside, she retreats across the spring and crosses her arms. "The hat thing is still to weird for me, too.""They're nice hats, damn it.""Like I said, it is the obsession with them, not the hats themselves.">Seduction fail!>Orders?>Skip to extraction?>Do something else before extraction?>Other?
>>30945069Until you've gained certain skills, all of your rolls are 'first roll only'.
>>30945418>tfw we will never find a qt3.14 personal assistant who likes our hat collection
>>30945418>Skip to extractionWe already spent enough time lollygagging about. Time for some privateering and cashing in on this slab of lands resources!
>>30945418>>Skip to extraction?Also scream at everybody to stop mucking about While we muck about
>>30945418damnit, thought we had it with that 20maybe we could be less obsessive with the hats, but still appreciate them>Skip to extraction?
>>30945618So did I seeing as our Fellowship is 31, oh well, now we know what to level up
>>30945618HEY! Don't talk about our hats that way.
>>30945692oi, i'm not dissing our lovely hats,but maybe toning down the obsessiveness would be good, we can still appreciate a perfectly fitted charismatic piece of fabric adorning our head, but we don't have to be weird about it.
discuss with sis whether she even wants Tes.
>>30946257well too bad if she does, she's ours, sis can find her own XO cause Tes ain't ready for that big a promotion, and if she was given a command, I'd prefer it be as a prize captain and claim a ship for herself
In a little over two hours the skies above you clear, the snowstorms above you clearing as if they were simply a wall. A pair of arvus lighters dive into the clear skies, landing shortly after Keller and Ana fire signal flares to catch their attention. A familiar face greets you from the pilot's seat as everyone quickly loads up, Orsola double-checking that the wounded Terina's leg is properly immobilized before securing herself. "Captain Aurex, I trust you had a fun time on this dirt ball?""Just get us out of here, pilot.""Aye, Captain."A quick head count ensures that you're leaving no one behind, and soon you are greeted to the full sight of the storm that has swallowed your island. Only a roughly oval area of the landmass is visible, perhaps a hundred kilometers at the widest point. The southern portion of the storm seems to be more intact and uniform in appearance, while the northern edges seem to be almost fractured in their nature, the entire mass slowly spiraling counter-clockwise as you watch from beside the pilot."It's beautiful, from orbit, isn't it Captain?""It was hell for a bit on the ground, just a bit colder."The rest of the flight passes in silence, fatigue suddenly striking your group as they feel gravity vanish. Most of them proceed to trudge off toward their quarters after arrival upon your raider, some nearby crew assisting with Terina's transfer to the Medicae. Elise is awaiting you just outside the lighter bay, a grin upon her face. "Not so easy, was it?""A winter wonderland, Miss Eberhardt. Got me a trophy kill, too. Size of a tank it was!" You toss one of the teeth from the beast toward her.Inspecting the fang longer than her hand, Elise raises her eyebrows. "That might be the first time someone has actually backed up a claim like that, Captain. For now, you should go get some sleep. You look like someone kicked the shit out of you.">Orders?>Head to sleep>Other?
>>30946538>Other?Get Tes to cook up some of the meat from the tank we hunted and enjoy a nice dinner back on the ship with her Elise, Synne and any of our command staff who want to join
>>30946538>Other?promote Tes to our bodyguard/assistant and finalize the paperwork along with loot percentages and such
>>30946538I'll second >>30946619 followed by having a private word with Tes re: >>30946646I have to leave for work now, but make it clear to Tes that we very much value her skills on and off the battlefield (try not to be lewd, is serious talk time), and that we want to groom her for a XO or Captain position of her own, and that we'll promote her to personal bodyguard and assistant, give her more loot and authority and such, and let her have a small command of her own in the form of assignments we give her to carry out, whether they be helping other command staff on the ship, training veteran armsmen to be bodyguards or other things or personal assignments from us, also, a little lightheartedly say we don't want to get rid of her just yet.
Gonna call it here for the night and finish up for the week tomorrow. Just informed that I've got the day off from work.~20 minutes or so of Q&A, if anyone has any.
>>30946538>>Head to sleep
west coast bump
>>30946735ok, lets clear that away and head to sleep, we have a long trip and pirating to do!say that we expect her to train an apropriate replacement for her position in the platoon. Also, tomorrow is her day off since we don't know when we will be making port again.South Emisphere bump!
Out of pride and a bit of defiance you straighten your stance, your XO giving the change a weary look. "I think we should enjoy a bit of Tes' fine cooking, Elise." You turn, spotting Keller as he carries one of the roasted sections of the beast from the second lighter. "Mr Lorisit! Bring that fine example of our dear cook's art to the Mess, we shall toast our return." Your Master-At-Arms seems more than happy to offer you a salute of acknowledgement, changing his course slightly as you turn to Tes. "Tes, if you'd walk with me a bit? I require your assistance in a matter.""Yeah?" The energy seems to be draining from Tes, but she manages to sound as if she playfully expects another seduction attempt."Miss Eberhardt, if you'd kindly fetch any paperwork or other things that require my immediate attention or approval and join us?""Of course, Captain Aurex. Back to the grind, then?""Back to the grind.""Well I think you're all fools." Synne crosses her arms and frowns, looking at you. "We've been on that planet for how many days? I'm taking a shower and sleeping in a nice, soft bed."Tes looks over at your sister, happily grumbling. "That sounds so nice right now." Her stomach makes a queer, hungry sound. "After food." You probably shouldn't allow her to drink, judging by the sound of her voice.Your walk soon finds both you and Tes leaning upon eachother as exhaustion claws at your bodies, but neither of you offer complaint. "Tes, I'm officially promoting you to be my assistant and bodyguard. You're impressively skilled and I respect that, but I feel that you'd gain more from a gradual promotion toward XO. Ease into it, as it were. There are quite a number of things you'll need to learn and improve at, and we'll fatten up that wallet of yours a bit along the way. And I can't exactly let my favorite cook run off without training a replacement, now can I?"
You both stop in the empty corridor, Tes turning her head to offer you a smile that for once doesn't seem lecherous. "I accept, but I'll not dress you like you're some sort of cripple.""But that was going to be my favorite part, Tes." You pout, earning a friendly elbow to your ribs. "Ok, ok. You can even take the day off, tomorrow. Gotta let you rest before I start sending you running around the ship on errands."The mess is quiet, nearly everyone present fresh from the surface save for Elise, who sits with a small collection of papers beside her. She is also the only one present with a glass of alcohol, the rest of you more than happy to break into even the poorest tasting source of hot recaff. Waiting until everyone seems to have had their fill and Keller has excused himself, she slides the forms toward you. "Your sister has been busy while you played around in the dirt and snow, Percius. She even braved Lord Wilson's ship, as your assistant working in your absence. Heard a few rumors from that, but I'm sure they're hearsay."Reading through the papers, you find a series of scribbled notes in Alica's script, most of them inane calculations and notes save for the final page.>Goal: Secure armored voidsuits for armsmen and officers.>Offers: >300 'enslaved' Techpriests from Transport for 1,000 half-carapace voidsuits - Magos Hauftmund>10 Wealth for 100 half-carapace voidsuits - Fredrick Juntia>10 Wealth for 50 Carapace voidsuits - Fredrick Juntia>50 Wealth for 500 Carapace voidsuits - Exi 'Bloody' Laci>35 Wealth for 500 half-carapace voidsuits - Exi 'Bloody' Laci>Orders?>Approve an offer? [Current Wealth: 33.2 (35.4 with gold/silver bars)]>Rumors, you say?>Anything else happen?>Other?
>>30954071>Approve an offer?>10 Wealth for 50 Carapace voidsuits - Fredrick JuntiaAnd distribute them amongst command staff of our ship and its officers who don't have suits as good, and give 10 to Alica for herself and her command crew, then>150 'enslaved' Techpriests from Transport for 500 half-carapace voidsuits - Magos HauftmundSee if the Magos will accept a half offer, 150 techpriests for 500 suitsThen>Anything else happen?Followed by>Rumors, you say?And now I must get some sleep.
Also...>Percius Aurex gains Skill: Survival (Cold Weather)>Percius Aurex gains 3 points to distribute between Characteristics! (WS/BS/Str/T/Agi/Int/Per/Will/Fel)All other characters trapped with Percius Aurex have gained similar skills/upgrades
>>30954071What do you mean by 'enslaved' techpreists? Are these the ones who railed to our recruitment call and joined our crew or the ones who didn't?If they are our crew i say no way should we trade them like they were a commodity, loyalty works both ways and all that. If not go ahead, with 1000 half carapace we could put all of our armsmen in something approaching real armor and maybe not take such terrible casualties when boarding other ships.other than that i agree with all of what >>30954171 said
>>30954437>Percius Aurex gains 3 points to distribute between Characteristics! (WS/BS/Str/T/Agi/Int/Per/Will/Fel)Throw one each at agility, willpower and fellowship.Bring all of our 'bad' skills up to the same level and also boost fellowship which we seem to use a lot.
>>30954437I'll second >>30954480
>>30954438'enslaved' Techpriests refers to the Techpriests that rejected your offer to join your crew. They're technically slaves, but generally treated better since they're techpriests.Some parties tear them apart for their bionics or out of punishment for their defiance. A few kinder parties simply make them servitors.
>>30954497Well then unless their loss would effect the smooth running of either of our ships, I can't fathom a reason to no trade them. they had their chance to join the winning side and chose ... poorly
>>30954480>>30954486This is done.>>30954582Your transport will not run anywhere near smoothly, as it will have less than a tenth of it's normal crew. Alica will simply use it as an orbital base and try to increase the crew numbers while you run off to be a pirate.The 'enslaved' techpriests have no bearing upon this.
>>30955108well then I completely support >>30954171aprove>300 'enslaved' Techpriests from Transport for 1,000 half-carapace voidsuits - Magos Hauftmund>10 Wealth for 50 Carapace voidsuits - Fredrick JuntiaAsk our XO >Anything else happen?then >Rumors, you say? though we probably really don't want to know
>>30954071>Approve an offer? [Current Wealth: 33.2 (35.4 with gold/silver bars)]>300 'enslaved' Techpriests from Transport for 1,000 half-carapace voidsuits - Magos Hauftmund>10 Wealth for 50 Carapace voidsuits - Fredrick Juntia
"We'll contact Magos Hauftmund and see about accepting half of his offer, then speak to Mr Juntia about his carapaced voidsuits, I think." Taking a sip of your racaff, you enjoy the warmth of the liquid filling your throat and belly. "Did anything else happen while I was unavailable?"Elise pulls out her dataslate, careful not to disturb Tes as she dozes beside her. "Alica requests that you transfer four of the six Arvus Lighters aboard this vessel to her own, along with competent pilots and an exchange of techpriests familiar with their upkeep. She'll transfer the Transport's lone Aquila Lander to us, giving us a pair of each craft aboard. A more recent message also states that she has mustered an additional six hundred armsmen and basic equipment for them, to join Captain Hariso's vessel in the coming raid." She smiles at your expression. "She had good help, I assure you.""Second, Captain Modori wishes to purchase the 'ugly' lighters we're in possession of. She wishes you to simply send an offer or rejection, as she claims to be quite busy with matters upon her ship. If you ask me, she's probably preparing to purge a traitor from her ranks or just doesn't want to bother meeting with you.""Interesting." You take a moment to process the information, holding the warmth of your recaff mug and wondering how long you'll enjoy the lack of biting cold upon you. "So what rumors have you heard of my sister's little trip to Lord Wilson's vessel?"
"The usual rumors a good looking female runs into in this fleet, really. That she used her body to seal a few deals more in her favor, that she is actually your concubine. One or two said she was my concubine, which I may have played up a bit at a few points." Your flat glance is met with a soft, smug smile. "No one even thought it possible she was your sister, however, so that secret remains until you reveal it.""Is that all, Elise? Or do you want to give me a detailed report about how you actually ravaged my sister as well?""Oh don't be like that, Percius. I'm just having a bit of fun with you, and your sister can handle herself just as well as the rest of us." A tap to your shin from her boot jolts you slightly. "There is the issue of actually naming both of the vessels you now command. This raider never seemed to have one, and I've given up trying to even remember the Transport's. Alica insists you," she pauses, her eyes looking upward at her brow as she frowns much like Alica often does, "Do your duty, Percius! You always were a lazy lout when it came to details!" She grins after finishing her impression of your elder sister."That wasn't half bad, actually.""I'm flattered, Percius.">Response/Orders?
>>30955944reject the offer on the ugly, it is our only dedicated boarding vesselraider's name: Chimera (since its reffited....I'm not good at this)Transport's name: Hummingbird
>>30956140also, I don't have the first clue about 40k ship naming conventions so...yeah
>>30955944>Alica requests that you transfer four of the six Arvus Lighters aboard this vessel to her own, along with competent pilots and an exchange of techpriests familiar with their upkeep. She'll transfer the Transport's lone Aquila Lander to us, giving us a pair of each craft aboard. A more recent message also states that she has mustered an additional six hundred armsmen and basic equipment for them, to join Captain Hariso's vessel in the coming raid."Approved"Second, Captain Modori wishes to purchase the 'ugly' lighters we're in possession of. She wishes you to simply send an offer or rejection, as she claims to be quite busy with matters upon her ship. If you ask me, she's probably preparing to purge a traitor from her ranks or just doesn't want to bother meeting with you."How much did we buy them for? add 5% and sell them to Captain Modori, they really do handle like pigs. As for ship names I suggest Le Chapeau Noir for our raider, and I don't know about the transport, maybe name it after our father, I think our sisters would like that.
>>30956232better not to name a pirate ship on our father and send the rest of the Aurex family further into shit
>>30956188You're a pirate, fuck naming conventions!>>30956140>dedicated boarding vesselPlease be aware that the pair of 'ugly' lighters you have are more suited to augmenting your ship-to-ship 'age of sail' style boarding attacks, as sending two of them against even a lowly transport ship's defensive armaments is likely to end poorly.They're quite literally an Arvus Lighter with a bunch of melta bombs on their belly. Nimble and resistant to anti-tank weaponry they are not.That said, they can and have acted as a means to stream armsmen through a an enemy ship's hull.And please feel free to ask for more information on craft or crew upon your ships. I'm well aware that not all of this information is on the wiki, despite that it should be
>>30956330ok, How could our Aquilas handle a boarding actions? Can they create hull openigs like the ugly's or we would have to breach the ship with cannos before boarding?I'm reluctant to give away our capacity do be flexible with our raidiing....if maybe our Engiseer could copy the schematics to install a similar hull opening device on our more resistant Aquilas I wouldn't mind selling the uglies
>>30956312I wasn't thinking last name as that might blow our secret identity as well as bring disrepute upon our house. I think naming it simply the Wallaby would be fine, though.
>>30956494Oh, yeah....Wallaby sems nice if Alice is ok with it...but I don't know if Synne will react very well, since she still hasn't come to terms with her loss
>>30956386The Aquila Lander is not suited for boarding actions due to it's large wingspan and small transport capacity. It is more of a VIP orbit/surface transport, though it is armed with a nose-mounted weapon (in your case, both have autocannon), fairly maneuverable, and is armored fairly well for atmospheric reentry.The Arvus Lighter is more of a cargo lifter, capable of transporting 12 men. It isn't uncommon to hear of them being used as makeshift boarding craft or combat transports in desperate times, though they are unarmed and armored only enough to survive atmospheric reentry. It is a rare ship that doesn't carry an Arvus lighter or small craft like it.>breach the ship with cannons before boardingWhile breaching a target ship with cannons does help with boarding, your crew are more than capable of assaulting one of the countless access points naturally built into kilometer long voidships. A good portion of combat against two ships with comparable boarding strength will take place across the hulls, complete with the defensive guns of each ship adding their weight to the battle.>copy the schematicsMiss Yulem is fully capable of reproducing an 'ugly' modification, if you allow her to convert a standard Arvus and possess enough melta bombs (and related supplies) to set up the breaching charge.
>>30956790How is our stock on melta charges? like the ones we ourselfs used to board this raider?Ok, I say we get a price estimative from our techpriest responsible for taking care of the small crafts. If the price is good we should let them go but if it will not make much of a difference in our balance I say we hold them because they can prove usefull in specific situations
>>30956790Ship Namesthe VoidHound or The VoidWolfDramatic ExitEagle's Triumph Eagle's ShadowOlympia Destiny's Reach Hyperion's Light Shadow of Erebus
>>30957025You've enough melta charges for two more uses of the pair of Uglies.No members of your crew are currently assigned melta charges.Melta charges are currently guarded very jealously within the fleet, due to sparse stocks.>>30956232>how much did we buy them for?You bought them as a series of wrecks during your infiltration of Sector Paxia, which were then rebuilt into a single craft.Arvus Lighters were selling for 100 Wealth or so within the fleet, last you heard.
>>30957363So for two uglies we could conceivably clear 200 to 250 wealth. There are a lot of nice things that could buy us.
>>309562321 vote for Approving Alica's request, none against.>Transfering craftSeeing a split on selling the uglies, will let it run a bit longer to see what happens.Seems that naming the Transport subtly after your Father is favored.Might have to toss up a survey for ship names.
>>30957482Very possible, and profitable, as looking back it seems that the two ships combined cost you a paltry 12 wealth (and originally consisted of as many wrecks!)>original description of 'Ugly' Lighters>An abomination unto the eyes, the 'Ugly' Assault Lighter is in fact an approved modification of the Arvus Lighter. Featuring a second pair of engines and a heavy addition of armored plating, the 'Ugly' lives up to it's name in every way. This craft is capable of deploying a single squad of armed and armored men through the craft's 'belly' after firing melta charges to breach an enemy ship or installation. It can then function as an airlock or simply a passage for other forces deployed among the target's exterior via the rear loading door. Uglies are notoriously difficult to pilot and incapable of atmospheric flight.
You share a brief tail of your travels with Elise for a while before the growing feeling of exhaustion pulls you toward a nice, hot shower and some sleep. Contacting the bridge after enjoying the feeling of crisp, clean clothing against your skin, you find that Magos Hauftmund has returned a counter offer. For 150 of the Techpriest prisoners, he will trade only 400 Carapace voidsuits. You'd hoped to armor closer to 700 men. Damn. At least Fredrick Juntia seems to have eagerly confirmed that his offer was still on the table.>Orders?>Accept Magos Hauftmund's counter offer? 150 souls for 400 carapace armored voidsuits?>Accept Magos Hauftmund's original offer? 300 souls for 1000 carapace armored voidsuits?>Decline Magos Hauftmund's offers?>Confirm trade with Fredrick Juntia? 10 Wealth for 50 carapace voidsuits? Y/N?>Timeskip to departure?>Do something else before departure?>Other?
>>30957899>Accept Magos Hauftmund's original offer? 300 souls for 1000 carapace armored voidsuits?Hopefully we can armor everyone with this>Confirm trade with Fredrick Juntia? 10 Wealth for 50 carapace voidsuits? Y/N?Yes. For the elite troops>Timeskip to departure?
>>30957899>Accept Magos Hauftmund's original offer? 300 souls for 1000 carapace armored voidsuits?Not that I don't mind a 'bank error in our favor' but it is half carapace he is giving us right? Anyway, approve.>Confirm trade with Fredrick Juntia? 10 Wealth for 50 carapace voidsuits? Y/N?YesAs soon as we figure out a decision on the uglies I'm for >Timeskip to departure?
>>30958107>bank error in our favorWhoops. roll 2d4 to see how well that error goes in your favor! [roll will be x50 to see how many of the suits are full carapace vs half]
Rolled 4, 1 = 5>>30958189Communing with the dice gods
>>30958216In total, you receive 750 half-carapace suits and 300 full-carapace suits!
>>30958189>>30958216Alright go us!So we that ought to be enough to equip the 'rookies' with half carapace.As for the carapace armor: give a set of to all of our officers who don't already have it, ditto the named characters from Aurex's originals. Also set aside two sets for armsmen Edwards and armsman Trianna, we are going to make them bodyguards and gofers fro Tes.Finally send 100 sets of carapace over to the captured transport in order to equip Alica, her officers and company two
>>30958533How many men are on the ships?>>30958652I like this but we might have to give some more armor to the transport depending on crew size.
Armsmen wiki page has been updated. I suggest giving it a look before deciding where to assign what voidsuits, just to be sure.privateerquest.wikia.com/wiki/Aurex%27s_Armsmen>>30958652>carapace armor for officersI should probably mention that all of your officers that lacked carapace armored voidsuits have since used their personal funds to get themselves one. Huzzah for loot!Your sisters did not, as they don't get a cut of the loot. You could assign them something or give them a bit of wealth to buy their own. (maybe, they might buy something else. Givingyoursistersmoney.jpg)
>>30958533Im a bad bad man
>>30958812>crewYour Raider's crew is approx ~24,000 souls, + a max of 1,200 armsmen/passengers in addition to that.The transport has a crew closer to 20,000 souls, but you've only got a skeleton crew of just under 1,000 souls aboard it, plus armsmen to keep order.Your crew provide their own equipment in general, and they're free to leave at any port you might visit, as per the ways of the wolfpack. They'll upgrade themselves, you just worry about the dedicated armsmen you muster when it comes to equipment.
>>30958841took a look at the update armsmen page and I think that my orders still apply. Carapace armor for our sisters (not that we expect they will be getting into a fight but you never know)Carapace armor for any of Aurex's originals (Ketur, Dent, Adept Jere, Ana, Tes) who don't have it.Carapace armor for Company two who are currently in Half-Carapace and attached to the captured transport carapace armor for Terina and Hugh Edwards, whom we are promoting to assistant bodyguardHalf-Carapace for Company Four 'Rookies' and Company Five 'Not-Rookies'I believe that ought to leave us with Voidsuits: Carapace x199Voidsuits: Half Carapace x244Voidsuits: Flak Armoured x671
>>30959055We should just distribute the rest of the equipment to the men. Because unused equipment is wasted equipment.
>>30959055Done.I'm going to call it here for the week and handle some note cleanup and wiki work that I've been meaning to take care of.I'll be around to answer any questions and possibly take care of any minor things people want to handle before departing on the raid for at least a few hours.Thanks for playing!
>>30958841I have a question about the mechanics on Alecia's Armsmen, I know that they are currently assigned to captain Hasiro's ship and I figure that we have very little control over them but do they give us some a cut of the loot from any ships they take? If so what kind of cut? If it is one of her platoons who take the bridge does the ship be come ours? hers? the company leaders?
>>30959478also did we ever coem to a consensus about the uglies? A 2000% profit is hard to pass up.
>>30959670Still a tie vote, unless I've missed something.>>30959563As Alica will not be deploying her ship on this, her armsmen will fall under your command. They'll be upon Captain Hariso's ship, which has dorsal macrocannon that fire giant boarding hooks/harpoons/chains at short range, ensnaring a target ship and hopefully preventing the target from fleeing.You can order them to try and capture the bridge of the ship, claiming it for yourself under Hariso's system, or have them attempt to storm certain areas of the ship to claim prisoners/loot, or just generally ensure the ship is taken.
>>30960062What else do we have that can board voidships
Ship name survey up on wiki, board thinks link is spam>>30961061>What else do we have that can board voidshipsThe only real method to board and capture a voidship is to swap paint with it and exchange boarding parties. Even voidships equipped to launch swarms of attack craft generally manage to land enough forces to conduct hit and run attacks.
>>30959670I just woke up, and am catching up, but what would our offer be for selling them?fuck you too captcha
>>30961419also, whatever we end up doing in terms of offers and whatnot, we should princess carry Tes back to her quarters and tuck her in
>>30961419200-250 wealth for the 2 craft, we got them for almost nothing and have no real need that cant be filled by other stuff we already have, so we should sell them. >>30961436agreeded
>>30961669>200-250 wealth for the 2 craft, we got them for almost nothing and have no real need that cant be filled by other stuff we already have, so we should sell them. Is that 200-250 for each or both together? if its each, why not sell one and keep the other as a backup, if its for both, its still an awesome deal and we should probably sell them
>>30961825200-250 for both. they will probably try to get them for like 180 or so though
hey MS I think you might have forgotten my suggestion of the name Le Chapeau Noir for the raider from post >>30956232 in the name survey, either that or I had a touch too much to drink
>>30961419An unmodified Arvus Lighter is going for 100+ wealth, among the wolfpack.>>30961868This is probably a slightly low estimate, considering the extra pair of engines, armor and melta bomb rigs. Taking less than 100 Wealth for one of these craft would be either a sign of good will or more likely the result of a goods barter. Or a sudden increase in the number of similar craft.Is there anything you folks especially want updated on the wiki, or pages made?
>>30962250I didn't know they where modded so about what could we get out of them?
>>30962240my apologies.Updated survey. The two people that voted previously should be able to re-vote.
>>30962250>Is there anything you folks especially want updated on the wiki, or pages made?dice rules would be good to have readily available on the wikion the lighters, considering modifications I'd say lowest we'd prefer to sell them for would be 150 wealth each
>>30962303You can ask for anything you like, though they're unlikely to go for 200 a pop.I believe in Imperial space there were Arvus Lighters selling for ~20 wealth, so inflation is very much in effect for items among the wolfpack.
>>30962408Does the imperium hate/want to kill us? If not we should go on a shopping spree
>>30962544It is safe to say that the Imperium would, in fact, kill you on sight if they knew you were a pirate.Which is why you assumed the identity of a man you recently killed during your return home and general infiltration of Sector Paxia.
>>30962629so that means shopping trip! YAY!!then resell to pirate buddies at much higher price.Is there a forge world we can buy this stuff from for even cheaper or is all this stuff from the black market?
>>30962742yeaaaah no, not until we get some distance and a different ship and a SOLID cover and history, and unless the forge world is rogue, going to one of them would be worse than trying to buy them normally from imperial planets