+Status report+Chapter strength: 685 brothersChapter realm: Varda, Tombstone, FolkvangrChapter wealth: 260 millions of Thrones+++Chapter Master is currently in the orbit of Sygma-477 aboard our flagship Aspera Dominus, where we are preparing to recover crashed Thunderhawk.+++Your Master Astropath Nerial reports, that his choir has intercepted a total of 3 soulword messages addressed for you.
+Soulword Primus+Exalted Chapter Master,High Imperial Court of Capitolis Sectorum at Tachion Primaris is summoning you to appeals procedure regarding case IMP-NAV-344569 Imperial Navy vs. "Strongback's" crew. As appeals procedure has been initiated upon your request, if you would fail to attend or send a suitable representative, appeal will be rejected automatically. Sincerely yours,Lord High Judge of Sector Deus,Nestus Margon+++Brethorius, your close friend and captain of the 1st Company speaks his mind:>In great part it is our fault that those loyal Imperial sailors are now facing sentence of serving in the mines, we promised them our protection and they still got treated like traitors after rebelling against their heretical leader. I am not the best speaker in this Chapter, but if you wish, I could represent their cause. Or maybe you are planning to go to Capitolis Sectorum yourself?
+Souldword Secundus+=To Chapter Master of the Chapter 873==SECRET ON PAIN OF DEATH=Ave, my name is Uber Aemos, I am a servant of the Holy Inquisition and I am contacting you on behalf of my master Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn. While I have to apologize for him not contacting you directly, I hope that you realise that he is a very busy man. As I am dictating this letter to the astropath he is denouncing certain Inquisitor Quixos at the Helican Inquisitorial Conclave. If our notes are correct, you must have heard of him. As I was compiling the data files for my master to make accusation against the heretic, I have stumbled in the Inquisitorial archives upon a black operation codenamed "Ghostly Justice". Unfortunately the records we have are very unclear, all we know is that it was initiated exactly two decades ago, in 322.M41, by Inquisitor Hesten and that it mentions support from an unnamed Chapter to investigate a base that allegedly was built by Quixos. We then checked the Terran records and it seems that since 309.M41 your Chapter was tasked with protection of Sector Deus. For this reason master Eisenhorn wishes to inquire you whether you took part in this operation or whether you know which of the other Chapters operating on this side of Segmentum could have done it. Any additional information related to this operation or Quixos would be of extreme value to bring his heresy to an end. I am allowed to disclose that he is considered to be Traitoris Extremis and the potential destructiveness of his plans is ranked Gamma on Segmentum scale. That's equivalent to a massive(100+ Klans) Ork invasion. I hope you appreciate the gravity of the situation. For this reason master Eisenhorn will be arriving to Sector Deus within next 3 months, we expect you to provide us all the necessary assistance. Sincerely yours,Uber Aemos, Savant Acolyte under Inquisitor Eisenhorn
>>31237201+Souldword Tertius+=Gifts from Terra=Dear Chapter Master,on behalf of the High Lords of Terra I am pleased to announce that in the light of the hardships that your Chapter suffered in the past few decades it was deemed necessary to support your cause in Sector Deus. Because of this, a decree was signed that transfers 128th Krieg Infantry Regiment to serve under your command and protect Sector Deus for the next two decades. The soldiers of the 128th will buy you time with their blood to restore your strength and to prepare for the coming challenges in the future. Here's the list of the troops that will serve under you:=128th Krieg Infantry Regiment=+1st Infantry Brigade 3000 men+2nd Infantry Brigade 3000 men+3rd Infantry Brigade 3000 men+4th Infantry Brigade 3000 men+5th Infantry Brigade 3000 men+1st Artillery Battalion 600 men + 12 Basilisks+2nd Artillery Battalion 600 men + 12 Basilisks+1st Armoured Brigade 1800 men + 70 various types of Leman Russ tank+1st Engineer Battalion 500 men + machinery+2nd Engineer Battalion 500 men + 1 Hades Braching Drill+3rd Engineer Battalion 500 men + 10 mobile Hydra platforms+Total of 20 500 menRegiment will incorporated into Imperial Guard supply system, so it will not sap your resources unless you will want to deploy it somewhere beyond the reach of Imperial logistics. You are granted full authority over the regiment until 362.M41, afterwards surviving members of the Regiment will be either granted retirement or sent to another warzone, depending on the situation. Feel free to use them as you see fit, Krieg regiments are expendable and you will not be accountable.Sincerely yours,Terran Emissary and an old friend,Drey Kasting
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>>31236626"I believe that the crew of Strongback deserves at least my attention to this matter, Brethorius. It would be a disservice upon the memory of those that fell upon Varda for me to retire from the war of the High Court.">>31237593[all of my YES]
>>31237593We should use them to retake Triot and EastBurough. Need to meet with Ewa Geemah governor to discuss reclamation of his sector. We at least need to stamp out the Ork and Chaos presence there before it blossoms into something ugly.We really need to get Wrath of Corax back. Maybe we can send Gladius to Hades after they are done with Erbia. Who knows who has our artifact weapon now. I hope it hasn't fallen into the hands of the Triarchy. we need to warn the Inquisition about Oskea and the Nurgle-worship going on there or deal with it ourselves.
>>31240744Wrath of Corax found its way to Commoragh. Its recovery is one of the aims of Montus in Commoragh Quest.
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>>31238835>"I believe that the crew of Strongback deserves at least my attention to this matter, Brethorius. It would be a disservice upon the memory of those that fell upon Varda for me to retire from the war of the High Court."we could also mention in our reply to the =][= that of course we'll be happy to help. tell him we'll be at the high court helping some loyal sons of the emperor. With enough subtext that a favorable brief from the inquisitor would be appreciated.
Please roll d100 to recover the machine spirit from crashed Thunderhawk.+Erbia+Gladius Squadron reports back from their mission to Erbia:>Milord, we have arrived to Erbian System. No hostiles detected, no anomalies or disturbances of any kind were noticed. We have contacted the Planetary Governor, he informed us that the beacon has been activated by accident. Should we investigate this further or can we return to our duties?+Tracks leading in sector D44+You have lost all contacts with Geron.What do you do next?
Rolled 84>>31243292Recovering lost brother
Rolled 23>>31243292For machine spirit recovery.
>>31243292>You have lost all contacts with Geron.Well that was to be expected with their jamming stuff, you said it would take a few days to recover the Thunderhawk and that's how long he had to scout the area and return, has that passed yet?
>>31243304I'll need more details. How long do you wait for him to return? What kind of force do you send to search for him?>>31243310You manage to recover the machine spirit of the Thunderhawk intact. Your Techmarines will immediately start rituals in order to revive it and retrieve all the possible information. (you may roll d100 on that and please assign a Techmarine)
>>31243356Uhh, I was rolling for the thunderhawk's machinespirit.>>31243334are my feelings on Geron being out of contact.
>>31243334Radar jamming and vox jamming are two different systems, so far you've had no problems to use vox between yourselves, however it might be that he indeed ventured into zone covered by such field.>>31243367Seran reports that making machine spirit talk will require time. At the moment he can only say that the last flight Thunderhawk took was from the general direction of Axis Mundi. However that seems very unlikely having in mind that without a warp drive such a journey would take roughly 8 to 9 years.Also, Krieg 128th has arrived to Varda.
>>31243292We're going to be here a bit to examine the thunderhawk so he has some time. If not enough, we can stall by saying that our investigation of the aircraft is not complete.Can we try to take the thunderhawk intact using the same lifter that deploys the Fortress of Vengeance?
Cast Visions focusing on Geron.
>>31243474He could also be observing vox silence, so that his position isn't triangulated.I'd say we should recover as many complex systems from the thunderhawk wreck as we can. Engines, cogitators, intact sections of weapons systems.Oh, and if possible, we should have our tech marines do a some mechanicus rituals to lay the venerable war machine's service to rest.
While it took him a lot longer than you expected, Geron returns live and well after about 20 hours>Milord, you won't believe this. Behind that hill range over there is some kind of abandoned base! The tracks that I have been following are leading straight there. I approached as close as I could, however even though I am not gifted with the "touch" as yourself, I could feel the reality thining around me. My equipment stoped working, I couldn't contact you through the vox and even the Revenant suit chargepack was drained within minutes. I managed to locate one of the entrances into the ruins, I think the survivor was seeking refuge there. On the other hand I don't know what made him so desperate that he went in there.+++Do you want to reply to any of the soulwords you received?
>>31243552Techmarines are very pleased with your respectful decision, especially Destros. >You are wise, Chapter Master. Machines that served need to rest, while their legacy lives on in parts that we can salvage!what do you do next?>travel to appeals procedure on Tachion Primaris>investigate ruins>give orders to Gladius Squadrion
>>31243677>Good work Brother, we shall relay this information to Inquisitor Eisenhorn, I suspect Quixos may be related to this somehow.Replying to the Soulwords:1>We shall depart for Tachion Primaris as soon as possibleHave GSA monitor Erbia for a little bit to make sure it was just an accident, as soon as Thunderhawk is recovered warp to Tachion Primaris.2>We are more than willing to share with you everything we know of Inquisitor Quixos' activities in this sector.3>Thank you Drey, I am fortunate to have a friend such as you on Holy Terra.Gud?
This looks interestering but also complicated, anybody got a good summary for this one?(and how long has it been going on? was gone for like 2 weeks)
>>31243772Started in June 2012http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_Wiki
>>31243778>Started in June 2012this isn't my homeboard but I've been here for half a year atleastHow did I miss this, dayum
>>31243677Yes.>>31236744>I will be present.>>31237201>Certainly. I'll grant Inquisitor Eisenhorn whatever knowledge I have of this traitor.>>31237593>A wonderful gift! I'll put them to good use. Know that the sector lies more secure with these forces in my hands. You have my thanks.
>>312437591. GSA will then remain in Erbia system for another two to three days and then depart.2. Can I assume that you disclose ALL that you know about the Operation Ghostly justice to Eisenhorn?>>31243772Hey, O, welcome to Chapter Quest. Yes, it's an old(if not the oldest still running) quest around and it's complex because what we are doing here is running a Chapter. This includes war, diplomacy, recruitment, finances, exploration, ambition and much more. Please check out our wiki and if you have any questions - ask.>>31243814Your answers please all of them.
>>31243803Its been on somewhat of a hiatus in the past few months, suffering GM ded syndrome, but he's back now.
>>31243748Can we try to take the thunderhawk intact using the same lifter that deploys the Fortress of Vengeance?Order Gladius Squadron to scout Drohia in subsector Cryptus. We need details on the Ork presence there. Need to know their strength and numbers.Once we are done here I vote to travel to Tachion Primaris, but I want to see if it is possible to take this Thunderhawk first.
>>312438752. Can I assume that you disclose ALL that you know about the Operation Ghostly justice to Eisenhorn?Only in person.
>1. GSA will then remain in Erbia system for another two to three days and then depart.Correct>2. Can I assume that you disclose ALL that you know about the Operation Ghostly justice to Eisenhorn?Not via soulword, in person with the only man authorised to know such things, Eisenhorn.
>>31243875>Please check out our wiki and if you have any questions - ask.Give me a while to get up to date and I might just do that
>>31243918>>31243907This time the Soulword you receive is written in a completely different manner. It is stern and unrelenting, author thinks of you as if you were his equal. For you it's a rare thing in this world:>Good, I respect those who guard their information. I shall be arriving in 62 days to Capitolis Sectorum, Tachion Primaris, if I recall correctly. I expect that you will arrange us a meeting. Eisenhorn.+++Please roll d100 for you jump to Tachion Primaris.>>31243894You have already recovered the most valuable parts from the Thunderhawk, it's carcass is not worth the effort.Please roll d100 if you want to sent Gladius Squadron Alpha to Drohia. Harmantos requests orders:>What is our mission there, milord? Are we just togather intelligence or should we begin combat operations?>>31244012Brother Omegon, do you think it's a good idea to invade Drohia? http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Subsector_CryptusDrohias description is under non-Imperial worlds, you don't have much information about it. Start playing and you'll catch up in no time.
>>31243894>>31244105I'd like to request reasoning for investigating an ork-controlled world that is only notable for producing a flower used for an exceptionally powerful version of a drug.There are plenty of other planets that would hold higher strategic value.
Rolled 4>>31244105 Rolling for jump to Tachion Primaris.
>>31243677If there is energy draining it means there's some kind of ancient technology. But maybe it's just Chaos Sorceries. Have we considered requesting a permission to explore that area?
Rolled 33>>31244105Actually, we should have him travel to Triot, simply to scout. That's a more important world. Prior forge world infested by Orks.
>>31244207But then we'd have to admit entering a forbidden zone.
>>31244105>Brother Omegon, do you think it's a good idea to invade Drohia?Purging the Orcs from this subsystem has to start somewhere and I for one think the sooner the better, with the amount of worlds inhabited by Orcs in Cryptus a Waagh is always a possibility
>>31244192You warp jump lasts mere hours as your ship catches a warp current that takes you straight to Tachion Primaris! You have time now to prepare your legal case...(+10 to roll)Within the next few weeks Nestus Margon arranges a hearing for your appeal. Judges before the proceedings come to you one by one, speaking words of friendship and empathy, blaming harsh laws and their duty to follow them. However you understand better - they want bribes. They feel that you care about those thousands of men who are suffering in the slavegangs and they want to squeeze every throne they can out of you. You can spend up to 10 wealth on bribes, each 2 wealth give you +10 to court proceedings.Hearing begins:>Ladies and Lords, we are gathered here today to hear an appeal regarding the case IMP-NAV-344569 Imperial Navy vs. "Strongback's" crew. Chapter Master, please state your case!
>>31244105Unless i'm seeing this situation wrong,It would be a bad idea to invade Drohia without massive Imperial navy and imperial guard support. If we can get a large task force we may, through superior firepower and faith, drive the orks from the planet. Are there any titans or knight houses we could call on for aid? There will most certainly be ork titans since they where able to hold the planet for so long.
>>31244360This is an appeal seeking relief for verdict number 5 in the case of the Ghost of Retribution vs Iron Monks. Tachion Primaris, Sector Deus. 342. M41>5. Participants in the munity of the Imperial Navy Escort "Strongback" are sentenced to 25 years of working in the slave gangs aboard the Imperial Navy Cruiser "Theseus". Leaders of the mutiny, including ex-Starboard Gun Battery Sergeant Fedoric Zurich, are sentenced to death by crucifixation in the plaza in front of St. Evangelions Cathedral in Tachion Primaris. Families of the mutineers will not receive any compensations associated with the death of serving sailor and their offspring loses the rights to join Imperial service in any form.Reason for an appeal seeking relief are as follows: Failure to follow procedure and allow the naval disciplinary court to conduct a trial, acquit the crewmembers of the Imperial Navy Escort accused of mutiny or agree to compromise proposal authorized by my Chapter Master located in this appeal.Appeal for the court to adhere to the correct procedure.WHEREAS, it is highly irregular and improper for the highest judicial court in the sector to immediately rule this case, the proper course of action was for the naval disciplinary courts of Sector Deus to make a ruling and if an appeal was made and accepted then and only then will it go to this court. Otherwise the court will be swamped with innumerable cases from petitioners wishing a ruling from the highest judicial authority that they can reach.WHEREAS, a case of mutiny due to its importance to military discipline which is vested with public interest requires an actual court trial, not be judged offhandedly by lumping it with another case. (The Ghost of Retribution vs Iron Monks. Tachion Primaris, Sector Deus. 340.M41)Appeal for acquittal of the crewmembers of the Imperial Navy Escort Strongback for allegedly participating in mutiny.
>>31244413WHEREAS, the ruling is invalid due to estoppel. Estoppel is a principle that precludes a person from asserting something contrary to what is implied by a previous action or statement of that person or by a previous pertinent judicial determination. The court has ruled that Haran Dreifus is now marked as Traitoris Extremis. His act which damned him in the eyes of the Emperor and this court was the so called Operation Divine Justice which was attacking members of His Imperial Majesty’s Space Marines The Ghost of Retribution and people and world of Varda a planet the chapter is oathed to protect and given to the Ghost of Retribution by the High Lords of Terra themselves. In short, attacking loyal subjects to the throne. Therefore the orders from a heretic marked Traitoris Extremis to attack can and should be ignored not just by those under imperial service but all who bow down to the golden thrown.WHEREAS, the start of the alleged mutiny was an officer of the ship saying that they were fighting His Imperial Majesty’s Angels of Death. Not pirates as what was told to them earlier. This is a clear case of not only illegal orders but an attempt to cloak such an order in a veil of legitimacy.
>>31244426WHEREAS, the circumstance of the accused should be mitigating factors to the punishment if any imposed. The accused despite witnessing the other crews of their fleet continue to fight for the heretic were cautious and did not directly shed the blood of loyal if deceived servants of the throne. This was done even when there was a strong temptation to do so since any righteous people do when faced with the fact that they were tricked would extract retributive justice in search for redemption. The accused are also of low birth and uneducated in most fields bar their duties in the Imperial Navy, the fact that they were able to discern the lies of a heretic without bloodshed should be praised not punished. In recognition of the fact that the chief leaders of the alleged mutiny defied orders from a heretic, they should at the very least not be executed in the method reserved for the basest and most notorious criminals.Appeal to accept the compromise proposal presented by the Ghost of RetributionWHEREAS, in recognition of the fear of a spread of a lax of discipline of Battlefleet Deus and other naval ships in the Sector, it is proposed that the crewmembers of the Imperial Navy escort Strongback accused of mutiny be transferred to work in the chapter fleet of the Ghost of Retribution for a duration of 50 standard terran years or until death. This is to avoid the Imperial Navy having to make decide between a swift judgment in order to quash any dissent this unresolved matter creates or taking the necessary time demanded by Imperial law on a mutiny trial as per the earlier argument of a lax in procedural adherence.The accused will be monitored by marines and serfs of the chapter especially trained by the Imperial Navy in their codex so that any infractions minor or otherwise is proof of their desire to subvert Imperial law and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Might as well change my name to something proper if I'm going to do this
>>31244449The families of the accused will for the duration also be considered part of the chapter serfs and if the accused show their adherence to duty for 50 years or until death, the benefits that they and their dependents were entitled to are to be restored without prejudice to them.----------------I take no credit for this, it was on http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Drawing_Board#Chapter_Appeal_on_Strongback_Crewmen written by someone else, excellently I may say.
>>31244307It's better to destroy them before they've assembled, right. We need to talk to the IG leader in the sector about reclamation and or destruction of the many Ork worlds in Cryptus. Meridian has a cultist world and Ork world that needs taking care of as well. Much fun to be had. Still, we can probably do quite a bit on our own. Didn't we take Varda with no IG support at all?
>>31244458There we go
>>31244360Spend 4 W for +20 to court proceedings?
>>31244471I applaud anon who wrote that. That was very good.
>>31244474>Still, we can probably do quite a bit on our own.While possible I wouldn't reccomend it, our numbers are few and Orks are like rats, dangerous when corneredIn addition to that the Krieg are the masters of trenchwarfare and Orks are notorious for charging their enemies, a trait that could prove fatal against a well set-up gunline in a well-made trench
I propose producing 60 Jump Packs at a cost of 102W, and 10 Devastator Weapons for 35W, taking 1 year.Total cost 137W.Y/N?
>>31244579>137W.How many thrones equal 1W?
>>312445841 wealth is 1 million thrones
>>31244579Y>>31244584One million. We have 260W or something like that.
>>31237201>Eisenhorn is now a part of this questMy mind is full of fuck
>>31244579Yes, this would greatly increase our damage if we decide to attack the orks. Also is there any titans or knight houses that we could call on for aid if we do decide to invade Drohia
>>31244413>>31244426>>31244449Your excellent appeal leaves everyone stunned - the rest of the court proceedings is just a formality as your words have already won you the support from everyone in the room. In the end Nestus Margon stands up and declares:>High Imperial Court has decided to amend it's decision regarding the "Stongbacks" crew. All previous judgements are detracted and they are now declared to be free and innocent citizens of the Imperium! However as this incident cannot be allowed to become a precedent, they will not be allowed to continue their service within the Imperial Navy. If aforementioned Chapter will agree, they are allowed to take these men into their care as Chapter serfs, otherwise they are free to pursue any career or tradecraft that their heart draws them to and their families will be compensate as if they were honourably discharged. Does Chapter Master has anything else to add?+++Excellent roleplay, +1 experience to Chapter Master. Chapter loses 1% of Heresy.
>>31244849++INCOMING TRANSMISSION++Requesting updated status of Chapter Heresy
>>31244849I propose sending Gladius to Triot to scout. Need to see how bad the Ork infestation is probably nasty.After the trial Chapter Master should head to Gradburg to speak with the governor of Meridian to see if he'd like to join the effort to reclaim his sector. He'd probably have ideas how to get support from IG and Navy.Also, do you all want to create 53 more scout marines? We've got another 53W to spend after purchasing >>31244579. Leaves us with 60 Wealth which I think is safe.
>>31244849>Nothing, your honor. Thank you.
>>31244981I don't think we need any more scouts. 100 is fine, we're low on Power Armour so there's no point in having more scouts ready for it at the same time.Also whilst we're in the core worlds drop the magos and her tank off at the tombstone.
>>31245024Yes I hope this tank is completed soon. It will be a great asset. Do we know what kind of tank it once was?
>>31244474Correct, Varda was lightly infested by greenskins. After a few major battles you scattered their clans and then it was just a decade of moping up the remaining pockets. You lost a couple of companies worth of marines.>>31244524Not needed anymore.>>31244554Kriegers are a dangerous tool, but as they won't be reinforced, they'll probably have a strong impact on one serious campaign, maybe two if you guard them, after that they will simply be too depleted to make a difference. Or at least that's the usual prediction with Kriegers.>>31244647As per galactic timeline. Check lexicanum.>>31244652The only Titans you know about are Nestorian Titan Legions and you haven't met any knights yet.>>31244932Heresy is at 8% atm(after the -1% decrease)>>31244981You should roll d100 to send Gladius Squardron Alpha to Triot.Also, Eisenhorn is coming to meet with you in a month. You want to do/prepare anything?>>31245024Please roll d100 on tank repair.0-10 = 1 year11-30 = d3y31-50 = d5y51-75 = d10y75 - 95 = d10+5y96+ = irrepairable damage
Rolled 87>>31245120tonk stronk
Rolled 83>>31245120rolling for gladius squadron
>>31245120>Also, Eisenhorn is coming to meet with you in a month. You want to do/prepare anything?Just make sure we have all relevant data ready about ghostly justice.
Rolled 52>>31245120tank repair
>>31245166maybe the book we got from the (grey knight?) when we showed him the situation
Rolled 4>>31245120>>31245174d10 years
>>31245166Basically tell him everything about Acenos and his speech. Deiron and all that.>My name was Sixtus Acenos, First Company, Calliope Squad. I was Librarian of the Silent Guardians Chapter, brother and servant of my Chapter Master Silencius. We were betrayed and we failed. Tell him not, tell him NOT to trust Quixos, He lies about Zykion, Zykion was right, the threads of fate of the Imperium lie here! Tell Silencius, that I witnessed one of them, star children who bear the blood of the Emperor, I am sure! I AM SURE!>You must listen, you must listen to me and then kill me, for I don't know what he did to me... You must find them all, Dark Hunters, Ghosts of Retribution, Silent Guardians, Knights of Adamant, Storm Dragons and others, we, you, I, no you must find all the Fated Chapters and warn them. War is coming, Golden Throne WILL FAIL and the Box, you must not forget the Box that was given by the Emperor! Quixos will try to find it, because it's destined to... Tell him about the forbidden world that the Silent Guardians are guarding. Olympia. Tell him about the Sygma-447 and the downed Thunderhawk and how close that area felt to the warp. Tell him about how Faceless went missing soon after looking for Quixos.
>>31245238>In 331.M41 the Inquisition reported that he was missing presumed dead. However, Xyptus investigated his disappearence and discovered much, his real name is Dran Hesten, and when he investigated Dercius D'anger's whereabouts he seemingly vanishes from records. Xyptus believes he is still alive, possibly captured by the Silent Guardians. Additional information learned in 336.M41 from a former crewmember of his, stated he went to Subsector Tyranus to search for "Guardians" (most likely the Silent Guardians) with his ship, the 'Arcadia Magna'. As he departed, a warp storm flared up and Hesting has not been heard from since, officially he is listed as 'MIA - Lost in the warp', but afformentioned crewmember believes it is something more sinister.
>>31245152Gladius Squadron Alpha was caught in a rising small warp storm, it will delay it's arrival to Triot until 343.M41.>>31245143>>31245195It will take a total of 9 years to repair the tank aboard Aspera Dominus or 5 years in Tombstone. However it will not cost you anything and you have a chance of gaining it's blueprints. If you want to decrease time required to rebuild it, you may pay d10W per year to decrease.+++As you leave the Halls of Judgement, you are approached by a cadre of Imperial Navy officers. You notice that their uniforms are different from Sector Deus uniforms. They claim that they want to speak with you.
>>31245394Let's grant them a brief audience. Let them know that we have no time to spare but we will give them time to hear out what they have to tell to us.
>>31245394>Always a pleasure. Of what do you wish to speak?
A woman with a set jaw steps forward from the cadre, her natural and bionic eyes studying you intently. "Lord Astartes." Making the sign of the aquila with her contrasting natural and bionic limbs seems fitting as she bows her head toward you. "I am Captain Alexis London, commander of Taskforce Ghost, Battlefleet Paxia. We are indebted to your venerable chapter for the services rendered by your Brother Arcadius and his marines, and when news of Vaarda reached us, my taskforce was redirected, along with the transport we guard, to deliver what we could spare from preparations at Barivia. If you would grant your blessing, I would have the ship and a pair of escorts depart immediately, Chaptermaster.">Orders?
>>31245572>Of course Captain London, your services are accepted gratefully. If I may so ask however, now the enemy has been defeated what assistance you intend to render?
Fedoric Zurich approaches Brethorius while Chapter Master is busy and hands him his Imperial Navy badge:>This part of my life is behind me. I am sad that everything turned out the way it did, but I feel that we did the right thing on that day and that Emperor will forgive my other sins for our actions above Varda. I and my men are without a master now and to be honest, we know little else apart from what we did in Strongback. No civilian ships will take us, we are branded as mutineers for life even if court judged us to be innocent and Navy closed their doors on us. Do you need by any chance a few thousand tough sailors? We are ready to conquer the stars for you if you give us the chance and we are just as good with a las-carbine and with a macro-cannon!+++What should Brethorius answer him? Is it worth trusting those mutineers? Who can guarantee that they will not repeat their actions again?+++Servo-skull arrives with a message for you. Eisenhorn is already here, on Tachion Primaris. It seems he arrived earlier than expected. The message invites you to meet with him atop one of the Hive Babelion spires. As Land Speeder takes you above the lights of the mega-city, you think that it has been a while since you met an Inquisitor. They are never easy to get along with, the toughest and nastiest men that mortal humanity can offer. Even an Astartes has to watch his step around them. Speeder finds its way to a landing platform on one of the gothic towergrowing from the side of the Main Spire. You wave young Scout to fly away and descend alone. At the end of the balcony you see two figures - hunched shape with augmented eyes carefully examining and observing you and a tall, looming figure with light power armour and an Inquisitorial rosette attached to the belt. First one must have been Uber Aemos, genius savant who wrote you the letter and the other...>Eisenhorn. Gregor, Eisenhorn. Pleasure to meet you, Chapter Master.
>>31245648Captain London's brow twitches momentarily at your question. "Lord Astartes, I assure you that the battle was long since won by the time news reached Battlefleet Paxia and that we can not spare warmachines or ground forces. The transport carries equipment and material intended to assist in the fortification of the agri world Barivia, along with a small group of skilled souls to utilize it. Paxia intends to assist in your efforts to rebuild civilian or military structures upon Vaarda, damaged by the betrayal of this traitor... Dreifus was it?"One of the men behind her raises a fist to his mouth and coughs, causing Captain London to glance behind her for a moment."Unfortunately, my mission here is not only one of delivering aid to a friend of the battlefleet, Lord Astartes. The truth is quite simply that Sector Paxia's sole agriworld is under threat from an ork Waaagh, and we simply do not have the forces available to stop them in the void. On behalf of Battlefleet Paxia and the world of Barivia, I humbly request the assistance of your venerable and deadly chapter. If you could spare even a single of your mighty strikecruisers and a company of your warriors, our assembling forces may very well see victory in the Emperor's name." Nervously, she regards your silence. "I have also been authorized... to grant your chapter the transport we escort, as compensation for merely sending your forces to aid us, Lord Astartes.">Orders?
>>31245787How did you approach Eisenhorn?>In full power armour, with helmet under my hand and a stern face, he must realise that he is speaking with an Angel of Death>In free time Astartes toga with a smile, we can find common grounds in more sophisticated subjects than just killing heretics>In parade armour with all the relics, trophies and honours, while being a little bit arrogant - Eisenhorn must understand who is his superior>Partial armour, passive approach, let him take the lead and think that he controls you, a simple brute
>>31245902>In full power armour, with helmet under my hand and a stern face, he must realise that he is speaking with an Angel of Death
>>31245910this has my support
>>31245787Accept the mutineers.>>31245902>In full power armour, with helmet under my hand and a stern face, he must realise that he is speaking with an Angel of Death>implying you cannot discuss sophisticated subjects in power armourAnyway, it is better to always wear armor, just in case.
>>31245902>In free time Astartes toga with a smile, we can find common grounds in more sophisticated subjects than just killing hereticswe are a sophisticated embodiment of the emperors will.
>>31245787Ehhh they only mutineered because they were lied to. Should be fine letting them work for us.
>>31245822>How long would such an endeavour take? We're don't exactly have a surplus of Strike Cruisers and Companies at the moment, quite the opposite in fact.
>>31245987"Approximately a year and a half to travel to Barivia, Lord Astartes. We expect the green-skins to make their arrival around 345.M41, and have already issued orders to recall all of our forces from neighboring sectors."
Rolled 94>>31245910>>31245943>>31245927Eisenhorns lips form into a half-smile when you approach.>You are no less impressive than imagined, Astartes. I will be brief. I am here to stop evil that poses greater danger to our Imperium than all the things you've killed in your life put together. I want you to tell me everything you know about Operation Ghostly Justice. It is my only lead to find Quixos and I need to work fast to stop him.+++What do you do?Roll psychic awareness (d100)
>>31246050>Roll psychic awareness (d100)>Rolled 94Not bad
Rolled 41>>31245787>Brethorius : My Chapter Master has on several occasions stuck his neck out for the life of you and your men and you in the end stayed true to the imperium. My only hope Zurich is that you do the same in the name of the imperium and our chapter master welcome aboard.>>31246050Other than our chapter and that Grey Knight who knows that we're a psyker?
>>31246132Any other psyker with abilities that allow them to detect either psykers or use of psyhic powers
>>31246035>mmm of course, I suppose I was a fool to momentarily hope someone might actually just want to help out after the deaths of dozens of my brothers. So I'm supposed to send out 1/6 of my Chapter and our only Strike Cruiser a hundred Parsecs away because a sector I'm not even assigned to defend can't deal with an Ork problem, great. Absolutely marvellous.Send the 4th and Morbid. Assign 5th to garrison Tombstone.
>>31246132Zurich:>We are at your service!You can either gain a 5000 strong regiment "Strongback Irregulars" with proficiency in boarding and looting actions or a permanent +10 bonus to Strongback's rolls(ship)+++You feel that Eisenhorn is trying to read your mind, but your shielding tricked him and he doesn't realise that you are psychic as well. You can either let him read your emotions and some surface thoughts and he will never realise that you are psychic or you can shut him out and he will grow curious why he can't read you. No one apart from your Chapter and Grey Knight Deiron knows about your powers. What do you answer Eisenhorn?
>>31246050Uh, We tell him everything we know, save our little indiscretion with Tau weapons.>Operation Ghostly Justice was an operation carried out at the request of Inquisitor Faceless. The mission was to find and destroy a supposed demon threat in an underwater base located on Inaria. The operation went rather predictably until we reach the demon containing room, Area-C228. Mostly predictably, anyway. There we found a lone Grey Knight guarding it. I was able to convince him to open it and there we found no demon. We found the mutilated from of Sixtus Acenos, marine of the Silent Guardians. Acenos said many strange and heretical things. If my memory is correct it was as follows: "My name was Sixtus Acenos, First Company, Calliope Squad. I was Librarian of the Silent Guardians Chapter, brother and servant of my Chapter Master Silencius. We were betrayed and we failed. Tell him not, tell him NOT to trust Quixos, He lies about Zykion, Zykion was right, the threads of fate of the Imperium lie here! Tell Silencius, that I witnessed one of them, star children who bear the blood of the Emperor, I am sure! I AM SURE!You must listen, you must listen to me and then kill me, for I don't know what he did to me... You must find them all, Dark Hunters, Ghosts of Retribution, Silent Guardians, Knights of Adamant, Storm Dragons and others, we, you, I, no you must find all the Fated Chapters and warn them. War is coming, Golden Throne WILL FAIL and the Box, you must not forget the Box that was given by the Emperor! Quixos will try to find it, because it's destined to..."At which point the Grey Knight executed Acenos and promptly fled to Titan.I find the Silent Guardians a very suspicious chapter. I was able to discover that Faceless went missing not too long after he went to investigate them.
>>31246050We should probably mention that the Sector Governor is acting suspiciously when we attempted to recall an 'honor guard' from his service. The good Inquisitor may find better use for them, especially [Marine we tried to talk to]
Can anybody think of a reason to not let him know we're a Magical space wizard?
>>31246455Magical Space Wizards get burned at the stake
>>31246455We're sanctioned, so there is a chance that he already knows.
>>31246455Because if he doesn't know there's no need to tell him and if he does know then there's no need to make a topic out of it
>>31246455He might *BLAM* us for being a Magical Space Wizard and going into a demon lair >>31246480It was staited that he does not know>>31246260>let him read your emotions and some surface thoughtsNothing important though
>>31246515>Nothing important though>"I'm hungry"
>>31246302>>31246488>Most impressive. I am very grateful that you shared this information with me. I think the course of action is clear - I will need to investigate that Grey Knight, Deiron, right? And later - Silent Guardians. Would you be willing to accompany me to the meeting with Deiron, as you already know him and both of you are Astartes, it could make matters easier. I hope you will make this small favour to your Inquisitor. And after all this ends I might even find some time to get you a document that you received Imperial Sanctioning. What do you think?
>>31246551>I am not opposed, but where will this meeting be? My duty lies in this sector.
>>31246551>It would be my honor to accompany you in your work but I make no promises my duty in this sector often keeps me from traveling far. I'll admit I'm curious myself to see what became of Deiron.
>>31246551Does he mean Sanctioning for our powers or something else?
>>31246752Its documents that says were sanctioned
>>31246602>>31246638>I'll locate him and then I'll arrange a meeting. Don't worry about it. Uber, please check the files. Meanwhile, would you care for a game of regicide? I heard you are quite a player.After a few games of regicide Uber Aemos enters the room and interrupts your conversation about the subtleties of the espridario music style that Ophellian composers so loved in late M38.>Milords, I found brother Deiron. He is closer than anyone could have thought. He is above us, in Nobis. Imprisoned by the orders of the Holy Inquisition!=End of Session=Emperor loves those who archive these threads on suptg
>>31246551>>31246302>>31246260Shut him out.>The same Grey Knight gave me the means to control my latent psychic power.