+Status report+Chapter strength: 685 brothersCurrent location: Farness Beta orbit, Cadian SectorChapter wealth: 1188 WealthDate: late 343.M41+++It was late in 343.M41 before we reached Farness Beta. By then, war was bifurcating the Cadia subsector, and armies of sheerhorror were spewing out of the Eye of Terror. Like a whirlpool of fire, the Eye dominated the skies of most gate-worlds, distended andangry, flaring more savagely than at any time in living memory. Every flash and pulse of its maelstrom was another warp holeopening, another flotilla of death unleashed. That spring was known as the Staunch Holding of the Cadian Gate, and entered thehistory books, as every scholar knows.During the first months of 343, the Cadians saw off the greatest incursion of Chaos suffered in three hundred years.It was almost as if the Archenemy knew something. This isn't going to be easy. My new allies, Ghosts of Retribution, proved to be both resourceful and reliable. I hope that elite Astartes attachment they agreed to send with me will be enough to deal with whatever horrors Quixos holds up his sleeve. I am especially glad that their Chapter Master decided to come with us. He is a very peculiar, completely not like the others of his kind that I have dealt with. He seems to be quite sentimental and thoughtful, but nonetheless he appears to be extremely capable and thinks on a larger scale than just killing his target. This could prove to be a double edged sword, he will not be easy asset to handle. Note to self: check his origins, if we survive. - Gregor Eisenhorn's personal notes, 301.343.M41+++Thought for the day: We all share one destiny.
>>32186423>Thought for the day: We all share one destiny.But the deeds of we who fight for the Emperor shall echo in eternity.
Yes! I am here for this one. Hopefully my roles well be better than last time. Also a belated happy birthday to you Luigi
=Extraordinary Inquisitorial Taskforce=+Imperial Navy squadron:>1 Flagship>3 Cruisers>6 Escorts+51st Thracian Regiment, Scarus Sector:>12 000 infantry>140 tanks, artillery pieces & other machines>80 aircraft+Inquisition:>Gregor Eisenhorn; Commodus Voke; Titus Endor; Nathun Inshabel; Massimo Ricci and Raum Grumman>Their retinues include combat servitors, psychic blanks of Distaff, Kasrkins and deathcult assassins+Ghosts of Retribution:>Shadow Guard + Chapter Master>Chaplains Omniscio and Tempestos>Brother Apothecary
>>32186849Hey, Farnsworth! Tonight we'll have a short session, but at least you'll start hitting Quixos!Also, MUSIC!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v4kaE_XbR8
>>32186927Awesome now i just have to make sure my boss doesn't see on my phone the whole time lol
Name: Farness BetaLocation: Sector Cadia, fringes of the Eye of TerrorType: Barren world, ecosystem destroyed by some terrible cataclysm +++Raikus Thorn, Commander of Thracian 51st meets you and all of the Inquisitors at the main meeting hall of "Graceful Guardian" and presents you his report:>Milords, our planetary scans have revealed full extent of Quixos' operations on Farness Beta. It seems that there are a few different complexes scattered around the planets' northern pole. It is hard to estimate their size due to the fact that it seems, that most of the facilities are locted underground. Our probes have delivered pictures of numerous slaves toiling in the massive mines in a few locations, however the biggest concentration of activity seems to be at location codenamed Alpha-Primaris, if you'll examine orbital scans, you'll see that there is a massive hole by the side of a mining complex, which seems to be aroung 3km deep. We weren't successful in determining what is the goal of this operation, but it seems important. On the ground enemy bases are mostly protected by light infantry, we have seen some tanks, but those are very few, maybe a squadron or two tops. Enemy complexes:>Alpha-Primaris - main complex, extremely strong defences, mostly located underground>Alpha-Secundus - secondary complex, barracks and habitation blocks, estimated population - 50 to 60 thousand.>Beta-Primaris - A mining base 224 km away, medium sized>Beta-Secundus - A small starport located in the mountains 50km away>Beta-Tertius - large slave colony as well as building site for something that reminds a temple, estimated population - 100k>Beta-Quatrus - some sort of short range Anti-Orbital defence site, moderate defences on the ground, doesn't pose much threat+Available actions+>Orbital bombardment>Close range bombardment>Massive infantry deploymentCommander Thorn himself is in favour of intensive bombardment, followed by full deployment.What shall be your orders?
>>32187326I support Commander Thorn. Obliterate the sites from orbit, then re-obliterate the sites using atmospheric bombers, then re-re-obliterate with tanks and infantry.
>>32187326Excuse me Commander fucking thorn, but if their shit is underfuckingground then jesus christ, won't that just be a huge fucking mistake, not only alerting them of our presence but fucking having quatrus fire on us as well?What we need is a fuckin stealthy drop in, place in a fuckin signal for you guys to bomb the shit out of, not to fucking mention of he's using Alpha+ whatever psykers for chaos means, then why the fuck wouldn't he be able to split this space ship in half as soon as he sees us? We need to know where the fackin enemy is you stupid cunt before we start firing, but sure, after that, fucking level the entire world.In fact, why don't we just fucking break the planet in half? Not fucking like you cunts would care about the stupid dicks on this world anyway
>>32187356Look at it this way. If we completely atomise everything on the surface, we know Quixos must be in the underground facility.Then we simply surround the facility with the Imperial Guard and move in, purging all in our path.
>>32187356Level fucking everything
>>32187326Did the inspection of the power sword yield any results, did Eisenhorn find anything related to it in any Inquisitorial database?
>>32187387And then we alert Quixos to our presence and then he can start by summoning daemons from the hundreds of thousand of slaves you just killed by using those Alpha+ psykers.Oh, not to mention the heavily super-guarded-underground base will be permanently on high alert, and the Imperial Guard will ever so fucking slowly take it over, at a rate which would be stupid considering we need speed.So if we're going for intensive bombardment, we need to break this planet in half, not half-ass it.Otherwise we need to investigate these sites properly.
>>32187356Sounds like a plan Maybe during the bombardment Chapter Master and the shadow guard sneak in while everyone is hiding and trying not to be blown up
>>32187429>>32187356I see two different strategies here, please vote:a) utter annihilationb) stealth infiltration + beacon placement.
>>32187326Suggest taking the starport to better land our troops
>>32187503>>32187429I'm sort of assuming her knows we're here. It's difficult to hide an entire Imperial fleet in orbit.
>>32187503I vote for A. After casting visions to find quixos' location, don't involve anyone else because we're protected from response by Darrion's helmet.
>>32187503C: Perform Psyker activities to try and find active enemy psykers, not just Quixos.Visions, in fact.
>>32187582I'll second this
>>32187326We have the high ground, so barring sorcery we should be able to dictate the engagement. Hail all imperial forces and order them to stand down under the combined authority of our inquisitors.
>>32187582>>32187588So two things:1) In the past having other psykers help us helped us succeed and make it less likely to perils (per Skargan)2) Shouldn't the helmet interfere as much with our own psychic abilities as the enemy?
>>321876991) Regardless of how much it may reduce perisl I do NOT want to expose ANYONE to alpha+ psykers.2) Since Darrion's Helmet is the only reason I'm prepared to let Chapter Master do it, that's a good point.
>>32187588>>32187582Power threshold for Visions with question:>Where is Quixos?would be 30 Psychic Power points.Trying to open yourself to the warp to sense Alpha+ psykers on the planet would require a successful willpower test, but it would open you up for a counter attack.To cast visions with question:"How many Alpha+ psykers are there and where are they located" Would require 20 Psychic Power points.>>32187582>>321876062 in favours of bombardment,>>32187562>>32187577tripmarine seems to be neutral apart from suggesting to take starport.>>321874291 vote in favour of infiltration.I will proceed with orbital bombardment scenario. Pick level of destructiveness:>Extreme: atomics, expect radiation fields and powerful sandstorms afterwards>High: energy weapons, would create powerful sandstorms that would make it hard to use aircraft and communicateLow: conventional payload, destruction destroys just surface structures without any significant after effects>>32187624Would you like to hail them? If yes, please get one more vote and roll d100 for Leadership to command them to stand downIMPORTANT NOTE: Darrion's helmet decreases your Psychic Rating by 2 while you are wearing it.
>>32187850>>Extreme: atomics, expect radiation fields and powerful sandstorms afterwardsFUCKINGLEVELEVERYTHING
>>32187850I'd say low-yield.Just use a lot.Like, really a lot.Follow up with Marauders, go full Dresden on these motherfuckers.As for visions, if darrion's helmet is loweing our PR by two we only get 4d10 for visions, making 30 a long-shot, so forget visions.
Rolled 10, 3, 6, 9 = 28>>32187979Eh really let me test that
>>32187850hail, and take the space port. Any that fire on our forces can be hit with Low bombardment.
Rolled 41>>32188018Forgot roll.
>>32188018seconding the hailing
>>32187979>I'd say low-yield.>Just use a lot.>Like, really a lot.I'm okay with that>go full Dresden on these motherfuckers.I see what you did there, perfdious albion
Rolled 26>>32187948>Roger, Lord Astartes. Full bombardment initiated. Target: All sites. Frigates "Zhikov" and "Fury of Spatian" will initiate bombardment at 0400 hours flagship time. Bombardment will last for 360 seconds, primary means - Mk. V "Peacemaker" Nuclear Warheads. Our troops will be on the ground by 0100 hours, we will keep them 150km away to minimise exposure to radiation. They will start moving towards the enemy sites immediatelly after bombardment, expected time of arrival 0630 hours.Renard, leader of your Shadow Guard squints his eyes, then exclaims:>Let's put them at 10 km distance from the bombardment, this will considerably shorten their response time and enemy will not have time to fortify his underground facilities.Commander Thorn nods:>Ave, your orders will be adhered to. Our troops should be at the target Alpha Primaris around 0425 then.>>32188018Please give me text of what do you tell them. Rolling for their reaction[less than 45 - they will reply]+++Can I have 3 rolls from 3 different players of 1d100?
Wait do we still have 0 XP?
>>32188178I dumped it into willpower before this mission.Figured it would be important.
>>32188146Why was the first (outvoted) decision taken again?
>>32188194Oh I was wondering becuase I was looking at the shadowmancer psker power and it looked really useful right now
Rolled 44>>32188146"This is Chapter Master. Under the combined authority of Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn, Commodus Voke, Titus Endor, Nathun Inahabel, Massimo Rocco, and Raum Grumman,in fealty to the God-Emperor and by the Grace of the Golden Throne, I declare Exterminatus upon the Imperial World of Farness Beta.I hereby sign the death warrant of an entire world and consign a million souls to oblivion.May Imperial Justice account in all balance.The Emperor Protects."
>>32188270Since Darrion's Helmet is gimping us and we're surrounded by apocalypse-heralding psykers who by all official guidelines should be executed immediately upon discovery for fear of instantly exploding into a world-ending warp portal, I'd prefer to go 'psy-free' on this one, and Willpower helps resist their mindraping.
>>32188247Ask the dutch, the danes and the norwegians
Link to the chat?
Rolled 27>>32188201Barrage of nuclear warheads hits the planets surface like a swarm screaming daemons, 8 missiles with a total of 96 warheads saturate dozens of square miles, unleashing hell on earth. Destruction is total and complete - enemy surface cities are wiped out, their ruins turned to dust that now chaotically swirls in huge clouds of a radioactive sandstorm.>>32188210Your ground forces move forward immediately after the bombardment stops, soldiers emerge from their trenches, where they waited out the ignition of small suns no more than 10 kilometres away. Thracian 51st was not ready for this kind of war, but with grim determination and some encouragement from commissars they move quickly towards the enemy positions - thousands of men and machines are flowing like a river of steel into the radioactive wasteland. The hell you created didn't go anywhere, the conditions are atrocious - steaming-hot dust clouds, low visibility due to sandstorm, no air support, failure of electronics due to electromagnetic anomalies, there are numerous reports of radiation fatigue and vehicle failure, but your force is pushing on nonetheless.>>32188212However neither you, nor Inquisitors will need to suffer all of this - your troops will put teleportation beacons wherever you will want to appear, creating a link to use Inquisitor Endor's teleporter.>>32188293After you declare this, there is silence on the ship bridge, interrupted only by sounds of orbital bombardment. But once it ceases, communications crackle into life:>Inquisitors, welcome... Thank you for your Names, it is pleasure to make acquaintance. It is a shame, that you, Chapter Master, do not want to share your name with me, I am disappointed, after hearing so much about you. But do not mistake my curiosity for sympathy - you do not hold influence here and no one but the Emperor himself could consign me to anything... I hope to see you soon.[connection is abruptly cut]
>>32188659Who voted to ground the troops?What happened to the Visions rolls?Why is no one taking us by the shoulder or advising us on the situation for grounding hundreds of thousands of Imperial troops in the worst conditions possible?Hell, why did we even bomb it with those munitions when NO ONE voted for it?
>>32188659Commander Thorn looks up from the communications cogitator:>It is impossible... He has managed to send that transmission despite the electromagnetic charge in the atmosphere above his base! But at least we have his location, it seems he sent this from underneath Alpha Primaris. Voice recognition seems to indicate, that this is Quixos. We cornered him!Titus Endor frowns:>I don't think so, commander. I am beginning to think that it might be that it's him who drew us into a trap... We must be extremely careful!Eisenhorn nods:>Indeed. We are getting reports that our first troops have already reached entrance to the mines... They report some sort of pschic shield covering it, it seems that orbital bombardment didn't affect the main site at all! We will have visual confirmation only once the dust clouds part, but it could take days until that happens... I am proposing for us to participate in the taking of the enemy complex, I don't doubt the bravery of Commander Thorn's men, but we don't know what kind of monstrosities Quixos may unleash...
>>32188659Well fuck i love how Names got capitalized thats going to end well for everyone
>>32188791I agree with eisenhorn
>>32188739>Who voted to ground the troops?Dunno>What happened to the Visions rolls?We pulled out (lol) when we found out that our helmet was gimping us.>Why is no one taking us by the shoulder or advising us on the situation for grounding hundreds of thousands of Imperial troops in the worst conditions possible?We didn't ask and we are technically the most senior combatant present I think.>Hell, why did we even bomb it with those munitions when NO ONE voted for it?At least two people called for extreme bombardment and two other people voted for something else but weren't in agreement so bombardment wins. At least one person went for atomics.
Is everything being decided in the chat?
>>32188891>At least two people called for extreme bombardmentSee the only vote for extreme yield: >>32187948>We pulled out (lol) when we found out that our helmet was gimping us.No one pulled out and it was rolled for.>We didn't ask and we are technically the most senior combatant present I think.I doubt we're in control of someone else's forces TripMarine.
>>32188951#yolo#swagLet the guardsmen die and build up teleportation platforms for us, it's what they live for
>>32188247At the time when I started to write the roll there were just two posts and leek was first, so I took his post. Your thoughts in the chat do not count if you don't post them here.>>32188270>>32188307Mechanically, being around other psykers does not increase chance of perils of the warp, but Luigi is right in a certain sense that other psykers might use your moment of weakness when you cast to harm you.>>32188739>Who voted to ground the troops?They were part of the original plan. Nobody indicated otherwise, so they remained there.>What happened to the Visions rolls?Nobody rolled them or asked me whether they could be rolled. >>32188013 This test roll(even if it was a real one) was not enough to trigger visions.>Why is no one taking us by the shoulder or advising us on the situation for grounding hundreds of thousands of Imperial troops in the worst conditions possible?Commander Thorn gave his advice, but Renard gave him a different order. Thorn is interested in preserving his men, while Renard cares only about YOUR safety, so both of them acted in their best intentions. As you didn't intervene, Renard outranked Thorn in this situation, so troops were placed mere 10km from the epicentre. Their long term health and survival prospects are miniscule, but they won't die just now, so they are able to use this surprise attack agains the enemy and establish the beachhead you need, with their radiation-rotting bodies, if need be. Men are expendable.>>32188813You may roll d100, to succeed, you need to roll under 15.>>32188904People discuss things there, but I personally take only posts in the thread as valid. If you don't post, I don't know what you want to do, because I can't monitor the chat all the time.
>>32188904No just slow. Some stuff talked about some complaining but nothing is ever official unless posted in the thread.
>>32189043>and leek was firstIs that how you read my name or is that just a funny insult? ^^
Rolled 6>>32189043>You may roll d100, to succeed, you need to roll under 15.Ohpleasemprahletthisbegood
>>32189043>At the time when I started to write the roll there were just two posts and leek was firstSee:>>32188085But we're too far in to do anything about my complaints anyway.
>>32189106I love you forever
>>32189117>But we're too far in to do anything about my complaints anyway.That is usually the case>>32189106http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOT6VXDJ6Pg
>>32189106Dice god favoured champion: Lyk.
>>32189021Death and destruction are things that follow you in your wake. Sometimes you need to get used to them, to survive, to endure. But there is a very fine line between controlling your emotions and being callous. One of things that Chapter Master understood, looking at the screen with numbers of mounting casualties of the Imperial Guardsmen dying on the planet's surface is that he no longer really cares. It is better they die here, this way, than from STDs or overdose back at their barracks. Life is suffering and that's what they were born for, it's what they live for.+1 Corruption point.+++You reach 10 Corruption points. Please roll d100. If you roll 10 or less, you may experience something new.>>32189091Shit man, sorry, it's my subconscious, I am reading your name like that. In my mother tongue y is like ee in British. No offence meant.>>32189106>>32189129Suddenly, you realise why Quixos sounded so strange... You turn to Eisenhorn:>Quick, you must use protection, now! Quixos is going to use your names against you, maybe even now he is preparing a ritual to do that! Knowledge of the True Name can be used for the darkest kind of magic!Eisenhorn nods:>You are right! How could I have missed that! You learned your lessons well, Space Marine. I will try to quickly put on enchantments on all of our armours so that our names couldn't be used to reach us![rolling for Eisenhorn, below (52+20)=72, each degree of success protects one of the 5 Inquisitors. You can aid him by testing Daemonology +0, if you win, you add +1 degree of success]Lyk and Farnsworth share +1 XP point for noticing this and rolling well.
Rolled 11>>32189258Rolling for corruption.
Rolled 53>>32189258Testing Chapter Master's Daemonology.
>>32189306that's ok I didn't need a life without heart attacks anyways
>>32189334>>32189306Over by one, each time.
>>32189258Come to think of it, that hail was really counterproductive.
Rolled 3>>32189306Close, but not quite.>>32189258forgot roll>>32189334Intelligence 47, 6 degrees of failure. You try to do your best, but it doesn't really work out, you still need more experience.
>>32189306Damn dude, close>>32189258>Shit man, sorry, it's my subconscious, I am reading your name like that. In my mother tongue y is like ee in British. No offence meant.It's fine, anglos always ruin it and make "like" out of it, if you know the letter then it's ü>Lyk and Farnsworth share +1 XP point for noticing this and rolling well.You're welcome>>32189412>Rolled 3Fuck yeah
>>32189258>Corruption for what was obviously a little laugh>Corruption for betraying a criminal to his capture>Trying to go to a church to lose corruption results in being accosted by Iron Monks making you kiss their ringsExistence is suffering.
>>32189453Skargan is really loyal to the setting.
>>32189412Eisenhorn speaks words of power, while putting on his own hand-crafted purity seals on the power armours of his fellow Inquisitors. >This will protect you if Quixos will try to use his powers against you. Be careful brothers! And now, let us teleport into beast's lair...>>32189495Thank you, I am doing my best.=Session over=
>>32189511That was sarcasm
>>32189453>>Corruption for what was obviously a little laugh>a little laugh at the death of thousands of your loyal soldiersReminds me of the scene in braveheart where the british king orders his archers to shoot at the fighting soldiers and his buddy goes>"but we will hit out own men with those arrows"and he just says>"Yes, but we hit them as well.">brits
>>32189533>Braveheart>Accurate portrayal of history
>>32189533Sounds like a monty python skit
>Always trying to say loyal imperial shit like >>32186532>Obliterate a Space Hulk to kill traitors and heretics>Bend knee and personal pride to save Mormark>Always try to save civiliansExpect and get nothing>One passing joke that was clearly meta-basedCorruptionWhy. Do. I. Fucking. Bother.