+Status report+Chapter strength: 685 brothersChapter realm: Varda, Tombstone, FolkvangrChapter wealth: 123 WealthDate: late 342.M41+++These are strange times for the Ghosts of Retribution - you have just finished probably the most controversial mission in your Chapter's history - Operation Unseen Blade. Your elite team broke into Inquisitorial Prison on the moon of Nobis and freed a former Grey Knight Deiron, who was being held there under charges of Diabolus Extremis - he was unwillingly turned into a Daemonhost, his sacred protective wards have been removed together with his flesh and he was remade anew into something dark and unholy. These deeds would earn you the mark of the traitor, if not for one circumstance - you were committing all of these sins because you believe they are the lesser evil. Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn has convinced you that this is the only way to find arch-heretic Quixos, who seems to have been plotting against the Imperium on a scale unseen in this part of galaxy before... And now he is asking you to join in the last confrontation with the heretic. Will the Ghosts of Retribution dare to travel to the other end of the galaxy to challenge the man who holds the secret to their origins?+++Thought for the day: Light of the lasgun is the only thing keep the darkness of the galaxy at bay.
>How long is this little expedition going to take Inquisitor?
Gregor Eisenhorn looks you in the eye:>However not all of the things I want to discuss with you are pleasant. The Daemon serves me now and he spilled all of his former master's secrets. He was indeed created by Quixos. Daemonhost happened to be an unexpected side effect of the experiments on Deiron's body. When Deiron came looking for Quixos, he managed to capture Grey Knight and strip him off his outer layer of flesh, removing all of the protective sigils one by one and replacing the tissue. From daemons thoughts it is hard to judge whether it was originally done because Quixos is sadistic degenerate or is he a dark genius, who probably took the credit of corrupting first Grey Knight ever. Either way, he wanted to use Deiron as a personal assassin, a shock weapon - powers of the daemon in a vessel of an Astartes, scary combination. What he didn't count on was that Deiron is still somewhere inside, he wasn't consumed by the Daemon, simply suppressed. For this reason when it was sent to kill the Lord Inquisitor, Daemon hesitated, stopped from inside by Deiron and this bought Lord Weimar and Inquisitor Hesten enough time to subdue it.
>>32069848>That picture>But darkness also whispers behind you. You know that it is the voice of your fear, your ambition, your ego. It says, that it's not yet the time. There still are much things to do. Not now. Not like this. Dark tentacles of doubt try to drag you there. You know that you should fight them, but some part of you doesn't want to...
>>32070005Is that from when we were in limbo?
>>32069933>But this daemon-plaything, this shock weapon, wasn't the original goal of Quixos' research. What he was really looking for was a conduit. A living vessel, who could be used to channel warp energies into the Materium, maybe in a similar, but perverted way as the Emperor and his psychic attendants are conduits for the Astronomicon. That is the reason he spent last few decades trying to get his hands on every Alpha+ psyker in the whole Segmentum! He is building something, something big and something dangerous, on a distant planet of Farnesis Beta, i've checked Inquisitorial database - it's right on the edge of the Eye of Terror. Daemon doesn't know what it is, but from what it described I know for sure, that it's something horrible. Tonight I will send out astropathic messages to all of my closest colleagues and we will mount an operation to kill Quixos and stop his dark design. But I know that this will not be a game, we fought against Quixos before. That's why I would like to ask you to help me one more time. This would be the last thing I would ever ask from you. Will you accompany me to Farnesis Beta and help me kill Inquisitor Quixos?>>32069893He smiles:>It is likely, that you'll never return. But if we survive and our mission is a success, journey to Farness Beta and back should take about a year, maybe 2 at most.
>>32070059It is likely, that you'll never return. But if we survive and our mission is a success, journey to Farness Beta and back should take about a year, maybe 2 at most.>Despite all your nay-saying I do wish to go. However I cannot leave my chapter alone whilst bent to the will of the Sector Governor, can you give me any assurances that he will not meddle in my absence?
P.S. You have not chosen anything last time. Please vote!+++>In addition to that I took the liberty of signing an Order of Closure for one of the auction Houses in Tachion Primaris that were dealing in semi-heretical goods, such as minor enchantments and non-dangerous xenotech, the owners are being sentenced as we speak and all the profits raised from liquidating their assets will be donated to your Chapter. Total worth is estimated to be around 50 - 70 million thrones. Or if you wish, I could liquidate only a part of the establishment and let you pick up some of their more exquisite merchandise, as you wish.Options:A: Gain 50+2d10 WealthB: Gain 25 + 1d10 Wealth + Pick 1 item from listC: Gain 10 Wealth + Pick 3 items from listList is not available until you choose.
>>32070133I am in favour of option A
>>32070059"I'd like to borrow a books on Daemonology and other topics around the warp and psykers while we're on this trip, maybe even some tutoring from you and your new pet, as I rather do need some information upon the topic.""Could you transfer this binary into actual language? Be aware it may be chaos tainted. "01100101 01111000 01101001 01110011 01110100 01100101 01101110 01100011 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110000 01100001 01101001 01101110"It was something that daemon spoke to me, I would very much like to know what he meant, as well as some of the other things he commented, unless you do not think it wise.">>32070133At least show us the list first!
>>32070161It just means 'Existence is pain'
>>32070185Ah, mm'kay then.Point still stands though.
>>32070133>C: Gain 10 Wealth + Pick 3 items from listWe aren't poor, so we mght as well go for items
>>32070306>We aren't poor
>>32070341We can just ask him directly for the bigger things that we need, pretty sure you even did so last time Luigi
>>32070133I am voting option C. Delicious mystery items
>>32070341>>32070341A foul xeno mocks us, purge him brothers!
Rolled 20>>32070161>I'd like to borrow a books on Daemonology And why would these things interest you, Space Marine? I hope you understand, that this is not exactly the kind of knowledge Inquisitors can easily share even among themselves... [roll d100 for Charm test, +30 due to excellent relationship]>Could you transfer this binary into actual language?Let me have a look. [Rolling, Intelligence 49, divided by 2(no Hacking skill)]+++Answer to this post:http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/32001236/#32007339+++>This is highly unusual. As i understand, you suspect that something is wrong with the Sector Governor? We will definitely have to look into his activities. However I must warn you - sometimes bodyguards develop very close relationships with their masters, and it wouldn't be the first time an Astartes changes his allegiance, if you get what I mean... I wouldn't wan to ask the Sector Governor to give up his honour guard just now, because he will be able to claim that he needs all the possible protection - if someone managed to break into Inquisitorial base, surely no one is safe. If he really holds on to them as you say, he will not give them up without a long bureaucratic war. I would like to first deal with Quixos, then sort out your Mormark's quarantine problem and then ask the governor to release your men. Is that ok?
>>32070341>>32070448You're not trying hard enough>>32070133Option A
>>32070133>A: Gain 50+2d10 Wealthdefinitely A, because seeing the list is the path towards temptation, and temptation leads to heresy.
>>32070549>and temptation leads to heresy.I fail to see the problem
>>32070549>not trusting the Emperor to provide for his faithful
Rolled 17>>32070497"Because Daemons are our enemy, especially in this mission, and to be honest I feel very unprepared, especially after the encounter with the daemon, that you yourself were subduing, I was afraid, if you had failed then where would that have left me? If you had died in that room what would have happened? I would have lost you, I would have lost my brother in the Grey Knights, and Quixos would be able to roam free, I need this to be fixed, and you're the only one who I can trust to fix it, and to fix it well."And PLEASE, Skargan, I said tutoring in Daemonology AND Psykering.As well as asking the Daemon explanations for >Why didn't you promote me!? If you would have picked me, Chapter wouldn't...>I never had a chance to tell her goodbye, when the machines...>It has been this way ever since Inaria, fruitless search, darker paths at every turn, maybe it's time to...>Did you know that the wings of the Mormarkian butterfly have over 80 000 sensory spots...
>>32070497"If the Inquisitorial base was attacked, surely the Inquisition requires the services of the Honor Guard more.If you are unable or unwilling to assist with that matter before departing, Inquisitor, I ask that at the very least you openly support me in breaking vassalage to Governor Ursus. If you ask me to join you, I can not allow that man to hold command over my chapter in my absence."
From the 3rd thread this is the ice dragon beast thing I was saying we should tame along with the gnars in the chat
>>32070769i don't see why we shouldn't, and we even have good biolabs if we wanted to "improve" them.
Rolled 32>>32070153>>32070369>>32070500>>32070549A = 4>>32070406>>32070306C = 2+++You decide to liquidate the auctioning house. Please roll 2d10+50 and add it to your wealth. Among the sold items were:+Archaic Warp Navigation Device - allows you to travel the warp without Navigator and decreases chance of warp accident.+Deck of Wraithbone Tarot - allows you to predict events far into the future or understand present, powerful divination tool.+Empty Dreadnought Chasis - all marks of belonging to a Chapter are scratched off, but Destros thinks it was made back in M38.+Blessed Chainsword "Orkmort" - allegedly carried by Saint Drusus, founder of Sector Calixis, this is a powerful weapon that to this day is being mentioned in the Orkish legends across the Segmentum, gives +30 to intimidate Orks and increases chances of having a non-violent conversation with them.These items have been bought by various buyers.>>32070497>It seems this is an ancient progenitor of the holy machine code, I am not trained in it, but from what I see is that "existence is pain". Daemon must have summoned this from something that you know or maybe you have met or seen... But that's very strange, because machines do not have a soul to "exist" - blessed machine spirits are not self-aware.>>32070610[Strong success]>You are right, Astartes. We fought for a common purpose, you are my ally now and I need allies who know how to handle themselves int he face of the dark powers. If you wish, I will be your mentor. Having this knowledge is a heavy burden, maybe sharing it will ease my soul.[Eisenhorn can teach you up to +20 Exorcism and +0 Sorcery)]>>32070619>That is something I can do. However this would then impair my ability to make him willingly undo Mormark's quarantine. If I go the way of the laws, it will take years or even more to make him undo something like that.+++Eisenhorn lifts a glass of amasec to his lips:>So, Chapter Master, what is your answer? Will you accompany me?
Rolled 10, 5 = 15>>32070841>2d10
Rolled 1, 4 = 5>>32070841Wealth roll
>>32070951>Wealth rollI don't think so :P >>32070877
>>32070841If Eisenhorn can ensure Ursus won't meddle with our Chapter then let's go for it.
>>32070769>>32070820Definitely possible, nice to see that people don't forget even minor details that could prove useful in the future.>>32070877+65 Wealth+++Please vote:A. Agree to accompany Eisenhorn to fight Quixos on Farnesis BetaB. Agree to send some Astartes with himC. Apologise and explain that this is not your duty and that he should ask one of the Chapters operating in that region instead
>>32071056>A. Agree to accompany Eisenhorn to fight Quixos on Farnesis BetaA
>>32071056>A. Agree to accompany Eisenhorn to fight Quixos on Farnesis Beta>B. Agree to send some Astartes with himwhy not both
>>32070841"So long as food continues to flow to Mormark, Mormark can survive the quarantine. It is the petty squabbles of the Sector that endanger Mormark in this way.I'm still not certain if Ursus or Kest is worse for Deus, but they both lead it to ruin in my eyes."
>>32071056A. As long as the Chapter won't be meddled with.
>>32071056Give us a few days to prepare with the chapter, assign a squad and a leader of the chapter in our absence, and once that has finished we will set out together my friend.Can you teach our Psykers how to exorcize too?
>>32071056A if he agrees to have some of his =I= cronies keep an eye on Mormark and Varda while we are gone
Rolled 3, 6 = 9>>32071114I forget don't we have only like 2 librarian s?
>>32071056Inquisitor Eisenhorn, if we choose to go with you what sort of force are you envisioning? Are you coming in force suggesting that we should bring a company of marines with Battle Barge support or is this another of your stealth missions?
>>32071056I say we go with Eisenhorn, take Darrion's helmet and Darkhawk, also see if on the way Eisenhorn can get our armour and weapons upgraded etc.Also:>A culexus assassin would come in very helpful Inquisitor.
Eisenhorn downs the whole glass of amasec in one swing and laughs:>I am glad you agreed, Chapter Master. I think we both have our reasons to want Quixos dead and we will make a great team. Do what you must, gather your team and we will depart in two weeks. My ship is was heavily modified for quick warp jumps, so we can cover this distance in mere year or so, but I woudn't want to give that traitor a single extra day to finish his work. Well, but now it's time to celebrate - we still have two boxes of amasec left and I will make sure to spice it up for you just right, so that even an Astartes would feel it's kick!Roll d100 for your Toughness if you agree to celebrate with Eisenhorn. Otherwise, you just politely say that you have many other things to take care of and leave.+++1. Who is going with you to Farness Beta? [Inquisitorial escort can take up to 20 marines and 1 rhino-sized vehicle(or dreadnought).]2. Who is in charge of the Chapter once you are gone?3. Do you give any orders for the Chapter to follow while you are away?[in regards to distress calls or possible crises]4. Please roll d100 for your warp travel to Farness Beta. Due to Inquisitorial shielding something will go wrong only on 98+.5. Please roll 1d100(by three DIFFERENT) players to determine your success in studying forbidden arts. As you are rolling, choose one of these 2 words: Knowledge or Purity and post them as you roll.Thank you for playing, after you answer these questions, session will end!
Rolled 50>>32071542>Roll d100 for your Toughness if you agree to celebrate with Eisenhorn.
Rolled 96>>32071542warp travel
Rolled 34>>32071542>5. Please roll 1d100(by three DIFFERENT) players to determine your success in studying forbidden arts.Purity
Rolled 81>>32071542>5. Please roll 1d100(by three DIFFERENT) players to determine your success in studying forbidden arts. As you are rolling, choose one of these 2 words: Knowledge or Purity and post them as you roll.Purity
Rolled 93>>32071542KNOWLEDGE FOR TZEENTCH
>>32071542I'm never rolling again so >3. Do you give any orders for the Chapter to follow while you are away?Train mormarkan beasts for warDo we bring our dreadnought with us?
>>32071542My take on things>1. Who is going with you to Farness Beta? [Inquisitorial escort can take up to 20 marines and 1 rhino-sized vehicle(or dreadnought).]Captain Kay with 9 other assault marines. Us, Librarian Trianon, Chaplain Tempestos and the 7 revenants in a Rhino. Gives us lots of mobility (we're supposed to be RG remember?). Remember to bring Darrion's helmet.2. Who is in charge of the Chapter once you are gone?Brethorius3. Do you give any orders for the Chapter to follow while you are away?[in regards to distress calls or possible crises] Start training 2 more Chaplains. Concentrate on defending only the areas near our worlds. If no word back in, say, 5 years assume the mission went badly and we're dead.
>>32071673>7 revenantsI thought the Revenants were technically tech heresy?
>>32071767I don't think so, just a secret. We'll just tell them they're veteran scouts.
>>32071673We can load our cool new bike into the rhino
>>32071794will that story work? i thought the point of the rev suits was that they were full suits of cloaking power armor, not a scout suit.
>>32071821Only if we take 3 less guys. Also we need to start sending other people on our crazy adventures. Chapters can't have their Master go missing all the time.
>>32071850nm I see what you mean. have the bike inside the rhino only while on the ship. makes sense.
>>32071874>nm I see what you mean. have the bike inside the rhino only while on the ship. makes sense.LOGIC!>>32071850>Chapters can't have their Master go missing all the time.Well, what exactly are we doing when we're around?
>>32071850Sometimes I worry about the chapter when we're gone. We have subordinates who know of our heresy, we've had one insurrection already, and now we're playing hooky while someone else rebuilds. Who really runs the Ghosts?
>>32072854Speaking of what is Xyptus doing? Seems like a great time to have our spymaster active watching our chapter for us.
>>32072937I believe he fucked off b/c we were too stingy with thrones. Operating costs and all.
>>32073011Well fuck. I hope we remember to try and contact him next session. He's pretty good we should try to get him permanently on board
>>32073199We only have 123 wealth. If we can't afford to pay the man what he needs we shouldn't bother until we can.