Your name is Michael Dunkin, and you now work for the Inquisition. Previously you were a sergeant in the 291st Cadian Shock Troopers, but now you find yourself in the company of Inquisitor Christina Massey of the Ordos Xenos. After saving her life at the cost of your men and your life (the old one, at least), you've been officially proclaimed a dead hero and recruited into her retinue. Now, with your new life and future in her hands, you're tasked with looking after Christina's well being. And whatever else that entails.As you finally begin your first mission your initial impression of the mining planet Dwimos is a morbid one. The planet's capitol, Aleso, shows signs of battle, but not a single soul is to be found. That is, until you delve into the city's PDF garrison and find a survivor.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=A%20Fresh%20Start%20(Quest)Twitter: https://twitter.com/Elijah_QM
>>32206170"So what happens now?" You ask, looking between Christina and the man laying on the table. Mikel's looking him over, but Jami still has his rifle ready just in case."We stick to the plan," She says, looking the dataslate in her hand over. "Which is to say, we find out what happened here. However we can."She gives the crazed grunt a moment's attention before turning to you, and though you can't see her face you begin to feel that familiar weight in your gut."It looks like Father Mikel has thing's handled," She notes. "Would you like to hear what our agent had to say, or could you try and coax something out of our new friend for me?">Let's hear it.>Try and talk to him
>>32206361>>Let's hear it.could always counter interogate him for more info
>>32206361>Let's hear it
>>32206361>Let's hear it.
>Let's hear it.The father is probly the best one to be interogating the poor bastard at the moment
>>32206484>Let's hear it.
>>32206361"You said it. Mikel has him covered," You say. "Let's hear it."With a nod Christina taps in a handful of keys before the thing chimes and the screen brightens. After a few moments of silent reading the Inquisitor lets out an unimpressed tut."Lovely," She sighs. "It seems that, for the most part, he was more interested in detailing an 'Allison' and her hobbies rather than the planet itself. When he does it's always the same boring drab, and then... oh ho? What's this?"You consider the urge the tell her to hurry up, but then you decide you feel like living a bit longer."An entire team of miners perished in an accidental detonation a week and a half ago. Tragic, but not entirely unheard of. Except, a few days later the remains of another team emerged from the mines, babbling of beasts and moving shadows."Though initially sarcastic, her tone darkens as she reads on."A patrol sent in the next day were ambushed underground, being overrun by... something... before they could say what it was. The city was placed on alert and he considered activating the beacon, but the log is cut short. The final log... oh, Lawrence, you poor fool..."Shaking her head, she hands the dataslate over to you. With hesitance you look it over, but soon regret it.'They're everywhere. The entire city is gone and it's down to us, but it won't be long before they get in here too. We've failed. I've failed.Lady Massey, if you're reading this, stay away from the mines. Destroy it. Destroy the city. Destroy it all before th'(Cont.)
>>32207071It cuts off without anything else, and with a stoic nod you return it to the Inquisitor."Better and better, eh?" She chuckles dryly. "I suppose it's time we checked in on our friend.""Yes, ma'am," You nod, and with that you make your way back over to the group."You're still fresh from the Guard, so you probably know how to handle the standard rank and file," She says as you walk. "If you want, I could let you try and take a crack at him first. If not, Mikel or myself will handle it.">I'll give it a shot. (How do you go about it?)>The Father seems more of a people person than me.>Ladies first, ma'am.
>>32207113>I'll give it a shot.Appeal to his duty and honor.Nice, randomly checked twitter and saw the thread.
>>32207113>>The Father seems more of a people person than me.Let him calm him down.ask specific question, like you're a commissar once he's focused.
Rolled 51>>32207113Gove it a go. Try the hard route, see how strong/ingrained his training is.
>I'll give it a shot. (How do you go about it?)get him to fall back onto his training and duty to see what he knows
>>32207113>I'll give it a shot.Be firm but fair, treat him like a guardsman
>>32207113>I'll give it a shot. (How do you go about it?)Traditional IG trooper style, a mix of fatalism and dark humor with a dash of bravery facing death.
>>32207113>I'll give it a shot. (How do you go about it?)Calm him first, remind him of his duty as a guardsmen.
Rolled 9When the people forget their duty they are no longer human and become something less than beasts. They have no place in the bosom of humanity nor in the heart of the Emperor. Let them die and be forgotten.-quoting from the Prime Edicts of the Holy Synod of the Adeptus Ministorum
Aww yeah Ex-Guardsmen quest
>>32207113"I can try," You tell her. "No promises, though."She seems pleased by your answer, allowing you to take things from there. Alpha quiets down from what little talk that had started as you near, and as you look the PDF trooper over you see he's calmed down drastically. Mikel steps aside when you near, moving instead to cover the entrance with Gabriel."Trooper," You say after a quick glance at the man's rank. "Trooper, you in there?"His eyes fly open at once, rapidly moving about before settling on you."Answer me, Trooper," You say, a bit more firmly. "You got a name?""J-Jacklo," The man answers, flinching at your tone and swallowing hard. "Trooper Jacklo, sir.""Good," You nod. "Think you can sit up for me?"With a bit of effort and help from you he does so, swinging his legs off the table and looking around him with tired eyes."Give me a status report, Jacklo," You order him. "What's the situation?""FUBAR, sir," He mumbles, giving a humorless laugh that you join in."No shit, Trooper," You say. "Where's your CO? Can I talk to him?""Ack Ack... he... he told me to hold the armory. No matter what, he said, hold it. So I did.""What happened to him?""The Daemons got him." Jacklo shudders involuntarily.Most of Alpha tense at that, and you spy Mikel forming the Aquila at the doorway. Next to you, Christina remains silent with arms crossed."What Daemons?" You ask, feeling the bile rise in your throat as you say the word."The shadows," Jacklo shakes his head quickly, as if fly's buzzed around him. "They got him. They got everyone. Sarge, Bensani, Alman... they're all dead. It's just me now.""No, it's not," You assure him, placing a hand on his shoulder and squeezing. "Help's here. We're getting you out of here."At first he doesn't seem to register your words, but when he finally does his eyes go wide. A faint glimmer of hope forms.Then a clock strikes somewhere, and then another, and then another.(Cont.)
>>32207915>The shadows,I got 5 Throne Gelt on dark Eldar.Anybody want in?
Rolled 77>>32208005I'm down. I call it necrons. Bastards Dug too deep.
>>32208005>>32208027The shadows are probably wraiths.
>>32208005>>3220802710 says this is all an elaborate prank the whole colony set up to cover their vacation.
>>32208005HA i am going with necrons as well easyest money i ever got
>>32208055yep, goes with the claw marks in the metal work
>>32207915All around the room the sounds of dataslates, mechanical clocks, and even wrist watches go off seemingly all at once. Impressively, all of Alpha and Mikel are ready to start killing something in a flash. Christina, meanwhile, only lets her hand trail down to a compact bolter at her side.The one most impacted by this noise, possibly because of the lack of hearing protection, is Jacklo. The man is almost instantly thrown back into a panic as he jumps to his feet, head rapidly turning back and forth."No, no, no, no, NO!" He half begs/half sobs. "Not yet. NOT NOW!""What's going on, Trooper?" Christina finally speaks up, and he swirls around to face her."Sunset," He hisses. "Sunset brings night. Night brings darkness. DARKNESS BRINGS SHADOWS!"Before you can stop him he bounds past and out the door, but Christina seems to have already forgotten about him. Instead she turns away, pressing two fingers to the side of her helmet, and you hear her over Warlock's line."Commander, status," She says, her tone surprisingly level."We've cleared most of the city, ma'am," Vincent almost sounds bored. "Not a damn thing found. I'm moving up with first and second platoon to the mines to-""Pull back," She says in a tone that brook no objection. Vincent, for his part, doesn't flinch."Aye, ma'am. We're on our... the feth is that noise?""Move it, Alpha!" Roxy barks as Christina sets off, the others desperately trying to keep pace with her.>Roll a 1d20. First three count.
Rolled 15>>32208228Bionic leg, goooooo!
Rolled 16>>32208228FOR THE EMPEROR
Rolled 18>>32208228Run, nigga run.
>>32206170God damn Elijah you have been running games non-stop. Good on you!
Rolled 15>>32208286Lemme Try again
>>32208298Hope this is good enough.
>>32208301(Danke. I've only lost 2 Insanity points so far!)>>32208228Christina is in what you guess is upgraded Sororitas armor, not quite Astartes level but a close second. Heavy boots thunder down the hall as she runs, and somehow you find yourself keeping pace while the others lag behind.You arrive at the main entrance again, but even before that you can hear the distinct crack of lasfire. However, there's something else. Something familiar, but also foreign.Screaming; utterly unhuman.In the courtyard in front of the garrison, armsmen are firing their weapons into the air as dozens of dark figures circle overhead in the night sky. One of them swoops low and slams into one of the men, tearing him to pieces before being brought down by the dead man's comrades."Lieutenant!" Christina calls, and you look up to see a number of the creatures heading straight for the two of you.>Roll a 1d20. First three count.
Rolled 15>>32208690For the Emperor! Pewpewpew
Rolled 5>>32208690Rolls for the Dice Gods
Rolled 3>>32208690We ain't no bitch
Rolled 14>>32208720>>32208723>>32208737The fuck is this?
>>32208853Serving the Emperor?
>>32208863Come on, a 15 ain't bad.
>>32208690You take one down with a blast of hellgun and clip another, but the rest continue on towards you. Christina's bolter adds to your own fire, killing several, and scattering most. However, three of them stay the course and close in on you. Two of them go after the larger threat, Christina, while the third lands on a nearby support pillar before pouncing at you, a mouth full of teeth opening wide to greet you.>Dodge.>Fire! (+2 roll bonus for point blank range)>Roll a 1d20
Rolled 4>>32208863>>32208891Serving the Emperor by rolling so badly? Who needs Chaos with friends like you?
Rolled 10>>32208938Fire for effect. Move to cover our boss
Rolled 15>>32208938NO MERCY NO RESPITE KNIFE IT!(or you know shot him)
Rolled 4>>32208956Dieing for the emperor is service? Sort of.Captcha: ionifi lavelling
>>3220897318 good job. Show those fuckers whos the real threat, the nerve of those assholes!
>>32208990Thats assuming he only takes linked rolls. Even if:>>32208956counts we still have a 17 thankfully.
>>32208938You put the thing down with a three round burst, causing it to crumple into a mess of limbs at your feet. However, your job is far from over and you quickly turn to face Christina.For her part, she's holding her own.One of the creatures lay twitching on the ground, it's hammerhead-shaped cranium pulped and spewing a bright white fluid around it. Though her bolter sits a few feet away, she's trying to keep the last one at bay, the thing snapping inches away from her visor.>Shoot it off. (Two particularly shitty rolls cause you to hit her instead.)>Straight silver!>Let her handle it herself and help the armsmen.>Rollin'
Rolled 19>>32209101>>Straight silver!As much as I feel she can handle herself, our JOB is to get these things off her safely.
>>32209101>Shoot it off!
Rolled 2>>32209101Other? Pull our knife and dive in to melee the thing. A miss won't go through her armor.
>>32209121Nice. Do we have to roll the other 2 or can we keep this?
>>32209133Fml. I'm done rolling.
Rolled 8>>32209130Fuck forgot my roll
so we got a 18 2 and 19 so dose that mean we shot it off her or do those rolls not count?
>>32209121>>32209153YAY! We didn't kill our boss!
>>32209101"Your bolter is no good without you, inquisitor ma'am."
>>32209101Unable to get a clear shot, you put aside your hellgun and retrieve your trusty combat knife. You move quick, careful to avoid the creature's swishing tail before you leap onto it's back, grabbing it by the throat and stabbing.The thing lacks any visible eyes, so instead you take your knife and yank hard, slicing the thing's throat open. You manage to keep your footing as it throws you off, letting out one muffled snarl before finally dying.Christina gets to her feet, armor now painted in alien blood, and grabs her bolter."A bit messy, but appreciated all the same, Lieutenant," She tells you as Alpha and Mikel arrive."Well, shit," Roxy says as she inspects the scene. "This just got a lot more interesting.">Roll for dat perception.
Rolled 17>>32209353Go go gadget eyesight
Rolled 1>>32209353Rolling for greater glory
>>32209391well last roll for the day for me
Rolled 17>>32209353Hissatsu! Giga...Naturalu Twentaaaaayyyyy
Rolled 17>>32209353Do you see what I see?
>>32209391Oh you damn Redguard.
>>32209381>>32209418>>3220944417 our number or something?
>>32209410We're losin rollers left and right, damn this war!
>>32209353With the current battle keeping yourself more than occupied, it's hard to stop and think. A number of armsmen have been killed or maimed, beginning to pull back to the PDF building itself. Though alien corpses litter the grounds, it seems more are still flying about."Commander?" Christina calls. "Commander, answer me!"However, despite her command, Vincent's voice remains missing from the vox."We should fall back inside," Mikel suggests."Agreed," She nods. "Everyone inside!"From behind you, however, you hear someone shout. Turning, you see Jonah struggling with Jacklo, who seems hellbent on reaching the console the Alpha member had been using before.>Restrain Jacklo.>Pull off Jonah.
Rolled 12>>32209735>Restrain Jacklo."Cool your tits solider."
Rolled 6>>32209735>Restrain JackloCould go either way, but I'm going with this.
>>32209735>>Restrain Jacklo.We can always attempt a run for the console later.
Rolled 6>Pull off Jonah this guys knows whats going on been here longer then us let him do what he things needs to be done thares a reason why he is still alive
>>32209735>Restrain Jacklo."Stand to, soldier"
Rolled 3>>32209904Ask for orbital bombardment from the antebellum. Target is the mine? Stop jackhole.
>>32209889The guy is also likely insane due to fear-inducing madness.
>>32210082fear can do two thing ether you run or you throw everything you can into the fight sence this guys still here i would say he is the latter rather then the former
>>32209735As the armsmen pull back you rush to help Jonah, grabbing the PDF Trooper by the arm."Stand to, soldier!" You order, and he half-turns to look at you."No, no!" He begs. "Light must comb-"Distracted, Jonah silences him with the butt of his hellgun. With a whimper, Jacklo falls to the floor and Jonah pushes him under the desk with his boot. When he sees your stare, he simple shrugs and goes about working on the doors.It's a short but bloody fight as the armsmen, previously a platoon of nearly forty, lose over half of that before the doors finally closes. Even then, a fair number of them are wounded in one way or another, and Dominic is clutching at a bloody gash on his left arm."Status," Christina demands, reloading her bolter."Threat pacified," Roxy says. "Momentarily."As she speaks, the thud of bodies being flung against the doors can be heard."Well, what are we waiting for?" You ask. "Let's call in an orbital strike from the Antebellum and be done with it.""If only it were that easy," She sighs. "Not only is Vincent and the rest of Warlock missing, but I'd also rather not blow up a planet today. Some of the stuff this place mines isn't exactly the hardiest of minerals.""Yeah, cause it's the rocks we gotta worry about," Dominic mutters."So we're stuck here for the night," You say, resigned. "How long do they last here?""Ten hours," She says. "So I think we'd best keep our wits about us and dig in. We'll see to our wounded, and I'll see if Delmar has heard anything from the others."With that she sets off down a hall, leaving the rest of the group scattered about the entrance. Roxy and her people are around the desk, with Mikel looking at Dominic's arm, while the armsmen medics look after their own.>Check in on Alpha and the Father.>Stick with Christina.>Other?
>>32210259>>Stick with Christina.
>>32210259>Stick with Christina like fucking glue
>>32210259>Stick with Christina.
Rolled 19>>32210259Stick with the lady. Keep frosty, he'll gun at ready.Captcha: griner seven
>>32210259>Stick with Christina.We have a job, let's try to not fuck up too badly on our first actual assignment.
>Other?Go see what trooper Jacklo was trying to do if he is up if he is not up follow christina
>>32210259>Stick with Christina.Bodyguarding IntensifiesWe should ask the Father to keep an eye on Jacklo, as he's the only one we know who has some sort of info of whatever is going on here.
>>32210259>Stick with Christina.>Other?See to Jacklo. He held out this long, if we're gentle, we might be able to coax more info out of him.
Rolled 19>>32210473>Stick it in Christina What?
What was the name of the planet in pitch black?
>>32210259Considering everything that's happened, you stick to Christina like a proper bodyguard and keep your hellgun ready.'Channel Beta 023," She says, and without a word you switch to it.You both stop at a T-intersection, with plenty of open ground to see something coming. Christina, in her armor and bolter holstered, doesn't seem overly concerned."Captain," She says. "Tell me you're seeing this.""I am seeing many things, my lady," Delmar answers with only a hint of static. "Few of them good.""Give me the damage, first," She sighs."First and second platoon have gone to ground in the sewer system, though I question the Commander's sanity with that choice. Third was regrouping at a hospital... and has yet to report back. Fourth is with you. Whatever remains of it," Delmar's concern is clear. "Are you and the others well, Lady Massey?""As well as we can be," She answers. "What is it looking like outside?""The creatures are covering the city, but our men have killed many. From what our scans show, they are all emerging from the base of the mountains nearby.">Say/Ask something? (What?)>Stay silent.
>>32210518it never got a name i think it was just a lost/abandoned planet but it had 2 suns and a ringed world sharing its orbit
>>32210518 i think it was a numeric thing
>>32210627>Say/Ask something? (What?)Any nearby Guard, Navy or Astartes units that can reinforce us?
>>32210627Drop pod in dreadnoughts?... keep silent. Your opinion will be asked for if needed.
>>32210518Planet Number Two of the M-344/G system
>>32210639>>32210663>>32210702I was worried things were about to get Riddick.
>>32210627>Say/Ask something? (What?)Well if we are far enugh way from the mine lets blow it to bits then or cause a explostion to plug the mines entrance
>>32210627You stay silent, instead keeping your eye out for trouble."What do we do now, my Lady?""Prepare as many armsmen as you can. I hope it won't come to it, but we may need the bodies soon. For now, though, all we can do is hold on through the night and hope for the best. Keep me updated on any and all.""Of course. Be safe.""I always am."Cutting the transmission, Christina cranes her head from side to side before turning to you."So," She says. "We've just discovered a new race of xeno. Suggestions?">Explosives. Lots of explosives.>You're the expert, here.>Let's try diplomacy. That's sure to work.>Other?
>>32210982>Let's try diplomacy. That's sure to work.(cue laugh track)>Explosives. Lots of explosives.
>>32210982>You're the expert, here.>Explosives. Lots of explosives.In order
>>32210982>Explosives. Lots of explosives.>You're the expert, here.
>>32211009going with this
>>32210982"This planet is unclean, we must purify it. It can be resettled. Take off and cracked it in two. It'll make a great asteroid belt for the Emperor."
Rolled 2>>32210982"Well, the only experience I have with xenos involves Exterminatus to some degree, so explosives, lots of guns, and a smidgen of Orbital Bombardment aught to do the trick."
>>32210800Found it in the wiki it's planet hades
>>32211009I'm now imagining Dunkin looking like Al Bundy.
>>32211009i like the way you think
>>32210982> u stay silent>say something, watpls be more clear who is talking after initially talking about our hero
>>32210982"Jacklo was obsessing over the lights. It might be just him having cracked a bit so I'm not willing to bet anyone's lives on it... But if you consider that they only became an issue at sunset, it might mean that they're sensitive to the light. If we have any flares, it might be a good idea to keep them handy."
>>32211126I like this kind of thinking, maybe we should also check out that panel that Jackio was trying to get too, see what it might do.
>>32210982Is me>>32211088changing to this>>32211126Geeze I need to sleep I forgot all about that.
>>32211211SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK IN FAITH, TROOPER.
>>32210982"Let's try diplomacy," You say. "That's sure to work."You let her stare for a moment."Or explosives," You add. "Lots of explosives.""I like your thinking, Lieutenant," Christina chuckles.However, despite your sarcasm, something does indeed strike you. You consider ignoring it, but then again you've got nothing but time on your hands."Jacklo was obsessing over the lights," You point out as you make your way back. "It might just be him having cracked a bit, so I'm not willing to bet anyone's lives on it... but consider that they only became an issue at sunset. It might mean that they're sensitive to the light. If we have any flares, it might be a good idea to keep them handy.""Very perceptive," She nods. "I'll make sure the others know. There might be hope for you yet."You think of asking her what she means by that, but by then you're both back at the entrance and you decide against it.The main threat is at least stalled for the moment, but now you have a new problem. Half a dozen armsmen are sporting various wounds that leave them laying on the ground or propped up against the wall in varying states of consciousness."Dunno about the rest of you, but I'm not sitting on my ass the whole night," Roxy announces, jumping off of the desk. "I'm hunting down a medbay. Any volunteers?"Jami and Gabriel do so, as well as a pair of Armsmen. Meanwhile, Jackso seems to have come back around and is currently mumbling through a conversation with Mikel.>Continue das guarding.>Join the hunt for peelz.>Question Jackso.
>>32211364>>Continue das guarding.
>>32211364>>Question Jackso.'bout the light
>>32211364>The main threat is at least stalled for the moment, but now you have a new problem. Half a dozen armsmen are sporting various wounds that leave them laying on the ground or propped up against the wall in varying states of consciousness.we didn't see any remains of the colonists, could these xenos be somehow infective?
>>32211364Follow the inquisitor. You are a puppy dog and she is your master. If you could be any more up in her shit you would be saluting her ovaries.
>>32211364>There might be hope for you yet.I like where this is going
>Question Jackso.Find out what he wanted to do with the consule
>>32211460>Implying we aren't going to waifu the shit out of her>Implying our "Little Soldiers" won't be saluting her Ovaries
>>32211492I thought we were going after the techpriest. Dutchruddered by a mechadendrite
>>32211587Wait what if jeevess died being sandwiched by the inquisitor and the tech priest, and now we're next? I suspect Elijah is really kinky and twisted.
>>32211364>Question Jackso.Light up the night.
>>32211731(I admit I'm quite the deviant. Should you all decide to further such a path, this quest may be subject to such horrible subjects as hand holding and/or cuddling.)>>32211364With your suspicions fresh in mind you approach Jackso, noting with mild interest that Christina follows behind. The Trooper is already sporting a black eye to go along with his already ragged look. When he sees you he shrinks into the seat behind the desk, as if waiting for you to start hitting him."Trooper," You greet him. "How are you holding up?""Been better," He mutters, eyes firmly on the floor.Sighing, you lean against the desk and try not to look threatening. Considering your gear, you doubt it works very well."I'm sorry about what happened, but you needed to get yourself in order," You tell him. "What were you even trying to do?""Shine His Light," Jackso answers, sounding distressed. "Light to burn away the darkness.""Have you done this before?" You ask."Yes, yes," He quickly nods. "When they grow too strong at the gate.""Could you do it now?"His head shoots up and he stares at you, a healthy dose of caution and distrust in his eyes as he looks you over."Could I?" He questions you.>Do it.>I don't think so.
>>32211798>>Do it.LIGHT IT UPBRING BACK THE LIGHT
>>32211587And then the quest derailed because of waifushit
>>32211364>Question Jackso.Pic related
>Ring the Christina up firstLets let the good lady decied if its worth the risk or not
>>32211831Fuck I meant >Do It Also have anybody who at least have some clue about tech watch him
>>32211798Not yet, but on command if we need to do a break out. How long would it take? (How fast could a replacement pick up get to us/drop off support?) Could the lights be turned on else where in the city from here? Can we support the other squads?
>>32211858>>32211898Supporting these two trains of thought
>>32211826Glad to help. You know us kissless virgins need trans-textual hand holding.
>>32211126>"Jacklo was obsessing over the lights. It might be just him having cracked a bit so I'm not willing to bet anyone's lives on it... But if you consider that they only became an issue at sunset, it might mean that they're sensitive to the light. If we have any flares, it might be a good idea to keep them handy."Dude, we all saw Pitch Black. You don't have to pretend like you solved this all on your own.
>>32211798>other"Before you do anything please explain to me what you are doing. What is the light? how do you activate it? what powers it? What is it's duration and effect? Trooper, you have what sounds to be a potent weapon, but like any powerful weapons it needs to be understood."
>>32211798"Trooper, you've done good work holding out as long as you have. I need you to keep it together a little longer. Brief us on what you need to do. Once we have a clear grasp of the situation, we'll see if we can try this or not."It might sound like I'm overusing the military jargon, but we need to give him something to hang onto and center himself around. Discipline and duty are a soldier's truest weapons.
>>32211958He's talking about light from lightbulbs and other sources of artificial lighting, you unable-to-read-context dumbass.
>>32211946>You don't have to pretend like you solved this all on your own.I wasn't. I was just making sure it got thrown out there IC before we forgot. It would suck not to act on it just because we all took the knowledge for granted OOC.Also, I actually haven't, though I'm sure googling it would've given me the gist of it anyway.>>32212085No assumptions when everyone's lives are on the line. You're probably right though.
>>32212170Should of taken levels in psycker.
>>32212085There's an old quote in medicine "When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras". While I think you are correct that these are floodlights that the npc is talking about, in 40k-verse it pays to spell things out clearly just in case it's not actually a horse but a zebra.
>>32212085>He's talking about light from lightbulbs and other sources of artificial lighting, you unable-to-read-context dumbass.inb4 Elijah changes it to prove you wrong
>>32212337(I'm petty, but not THAT petty. I actually like it when my players read between the lines.)>>32211798"His Light, huh?" You ask. "How fast can it charge?""Just... need the console," He said, going sullen once more. "I just... wanted to help...""Can you extend it past the garrison?""No. Only here."You look over to Christina, who gives a small shrug. Seems she's willing to let you make the final call. Great."Alright, Jacklo," You tell him. "Light it up."For the first time he smiles, and with a new found energy he pulls the chair up to the console and starts it up. Jonah looks over and seems ready to intervene, but a shake of the head from Christina halts him.You think you can hear Jackso mutter the Litany of Righteousness as he works, setting up the console and moving surprisingly fast with steady and nimble fingers. By then most of the armsmen have caught on and watch with varying looks of interest and worry.After around a minute of work, he looks up to you with hopeful eyes. With a nod from you he hits one final key and looks toward the door. Following his gaze, everyone else does the same.You listen......and are rewarded with the satisfying sound of the pain-ridden screams of the xenos outside, the banging against the door coming to a sudden halt. Like the sounds of a flock of birds taking flight, the screams grow fainter after several minutes, but don't outright fade completely.A short while later Roxy returns with her troop to report her findings. She initially planned on simply bringing whatever supplies she could, but Jacklo hesitantly says he can draw some of the backup power to get the medbay going once more.(Cont.)
>>32212650With that settled the wounded are carted off by the medics and Mikel, leaving the remaining able armsmen, eighteen total, to hold down the fort alongside Alpha."We've got a long night ahead of us," Roxy tells you as the group begins to break up into shifts. "I've got first watch with some of the others. You and Lady M should get some shut eye.">Fair point.>Let me join you.>No, you go. I'll take the watch.
>>32212677>Thank Jacklo.Dude tries to hook us up and ends up with a black eye for the trouble? Shit ain't right. He's earned a "Good job."As for the watch...>Fair point.We need to be rested for when the Inquisitor's up and about. Trust the others to do their part.
>>32212677>Start gathering flashlights, flares, any portable lightsource we have on hand Just in case they are smart enough to cut power to the building, and the lights.
>Fair point.>Thank Jacklo
>>32212777I think our hellgun has a flashlight, which might come in handy in a pinch. Otherwise...>"Very perceptive," She nods. "I'll make sure the others know. [...]"I think the Lady Inquisitor's got it.
>>32212677Good job trooper. We need internal patrols in pairs, at least two groups, plus door watch. Everyone else build a barricade to fall back on, then sack out. We take first watch, father takes second roxy takes third.
oh btw as for this>>32208107>>32208102>>32208054>>32208027>>32208005so who won the bet thare psychopathic mole men not any of the above who gets the 10 thrones?
>>32212836Father third, because in the darkest hour we will need prayer.
>>32212870We all lost. Elijah gets the gil.
>>32212677>Fair pointtime to slip back into >Continue das guarding. mode
>>32212677"Fair point," You tell her. "Don't have too much fun without me.""No promises, LT," Roxy grins.However, before you leave, you stop by the desk once more."Good job, trooper," You tell Jacklo. "You make the Emperor proud."Jacklo beams at this, straightening ever so slightly as you and Christina head off to find a suitable place to sleep. Though you manage to find a barracks, Christina is hesitant to remove her armor."As comfortable as those beds look," She sighs. "I think I'll have to choose safety over comfort.""Can't go wrong with that," You nod.Since her armor would no doubt crush the framework of the bedding, Christina instead finds a stretch of wall to lean back against on the floor. She probably isn't thrilled with these accommodations, but to her credit she doesn't complain. Much.>Say something?>Call it a night.Also>Sleep on a bunk.>Floor duty with Christina.
>>32213143Ask what the manual days she's to do in this situation. Your ig, not an inquisitor. You're alone, so you can share your ignorance.
>Say something?So whats the plan for when day comes?>Floor duty with Christina.No one sead being a bodyguard was a easy job
>>32213143>Call it a night.and >Floor duty with Christina.If the boss sleeps on the floor, we sleep on the floor
>>32213143>Say something?"So what is the SOP for this situation?">Floor duty with Christina
>>32213143>Call it a night.>Floor duty with Christina.
>>32213143OP, could we drag a mattress to the floor for her? Just because the frame can't handle the armor doesn't mean the mattress won't.
>>32213199Also, commisars need to know the correct path in all situations. How better to align yourself with the emperors will then to know your charge's purpose and methods.
>>32213143>Floor duty with Christina.Can love bloom, /tg/?
>>32213351Maybe they can hold powerfists
>>32213143>whats the plan tomorrow?>Floor duty
>>32213395I suspect the response would be more like this. ..
>>32213440You are acting like a cute girl smacking you in the jewels is a bad thing. I don't understand.
>>32213488Give a new meaning to getting "power fisted"
>>32213488normely yes it is a bad thing when she has a powerfist tho worst idea of the year t
>>32213143"Want me to grab you a mattress?" You ask. "Not great, but better than nothing.""Thoughtful, but no thank you," Christina chuckles.Though you said it as a joke, you're more than willing to do so if she asked. Ah well.You bring a Lamp-Pack free from your backpack and set it down between the two of you, giving your armor lights some down time. Christina gives a thankful nod, having placed her helmet down next to her. "So," You say, finding a similar spot nearby and doing the same. "What's the SOP for this kind of thing?""SOP?" She asks, brow furrowing."Standard Operation Procedure," You inform her."Standard..." She mouths the words a few times as if putting them to memory. "Cataloging live specimens, finding out their language if possible, threat assessment. I think we've done the last one rather well.""Is 'Big, silver, and scary' a category?""After this? I'll make it myself."Sharing a goodhearted, if somewhat tired, laugh, you both drift off to sleep.>Roll a 1d20. First three count.
>>32213351A better question isare Christina and Melodi ok with a threesome
Rolled 19>>32213538rolling for NIGHTMARES!
Rolled 17>>32213538Well, balls
Rolled 12>>32213538Suck on my Nat 20 motherfuckers!
>>32213538Todo list for tomorrow: get recording equipment to test lingo, get mono wire nets/netguns. Bio testing equipment for blood splatters, find it if they're surreptitious to knock out gas or nerve agents. See if the Antebellum has any chemical warfare munitions it can send down. Find if extra flood lights can be sent down. Make list, squirting the bird before sleep? (Too late?)
>>32213596Just one second earlier anon...
>>32213684Auto correct sucks. Susceptible*
>>32213563In the grim darkness of the far future everyone fucks every one.
>>32213538For you, sleep is both a simple yet difficult thing. On one hand, you can sleep anytime and just about anywhere. On the other, as you've begun to find out, sleep also brings on various things. Though whether they're dreams, nightmares, or memories you're yet to be sure.Even after the most recent events, you don't find any sort of increase or decrease in your fitful dreaming. Perhaps a small improvement, or perhaps you're just too tired to care.You're woken a while later by a thwack to the head.Roxy stands over you, hands on her hips and helmet off as well. She stifled a yawn, and signals for you to get up, offering you a hand."Up and at'em, LT," She says in a hushed tone. "Your turn.">Thanks. *Accept the help.*>Joy. *Don't accept*>Say/Ask something else?
>>32213818>Joy. *Accept the help.*
>>32213818>Say/Ask something else?Oh Joy, thanks. *Accept the help.*
>>32213818>Thanks. *Accept the help.*>How's Alpha doing? What do you suppose are the chances we'll find more survivors?
>Thanks. *Accept the help.*Anything of note happen while we were asleep and who has guard duty with us?
>>32213818>Thanks. *Accept the help.*
>>32213818>>Thanks. *Accept the help.*
Rolled 4>>32213818>"Ah thanks for the wakeup call" *accept help*
>>32213563with Melodi it will probably be a foursome, dem drites man
>>32214035Massaging our prostrate with mathematical precision... mmm...
>>32213818"Thanks," You tell her, accepting the hang and rising. "How's Alpha and the rest doing?""Pretty good, all things considered," She shrugs. "I'd say things are quiet, but those little shits love to make noise.""So who else is standing watch?" You ask her."Mikel, Jonah, and a couple armsmen," She answers. "I'll keep Lady M company while you're gone.""Careful," You warn her. "She's a talkative one."You both look over to the Inquisitor, head tilted back and mouth just slightly open."I think I can handle it," She assures you.With that you take your leave, finding Jacklo snoring quietly underneath the desk. Jonah is sitting on the floor nearby, putting his hellgun back together. He looks up from his work long enough to acknowledge your presence, then quietly returns to his work.>Try and strike up conversation with him. (How?)>Look over your own gear.>Find a seat and wait.>Other?
>>32214128>Look over your own gear.make sure everything is in order and topped up
Rolled 9>>32214128Song ig battle songs... like the one about the one time when every one died to the last man in the most horrible way possible and the emperor himself shed a of pride.
Rolled 7>>32214128>Look over your own gearWhen I'm disassembling and caring for my girls, I don't wish to be bothered and love to talk to em a bit. Thank em for the fun and how reliably they are and all that.Let him do that to his stuff and we to ours.
Rolled 5>>32214172A tear if pride*
>>32214172that's some top notch write-a-ma-fyin' you got goin' on there buddy
>>32214128>Find a seat and wait.>Look over your own gear.
>>32214128>Try and strike up conversation with him. (How?)"Mines has a grenade launcher and targeter. You have anything nifty under the hood of yours"?
Rolled 1>>32214189You should of read it before I corrected the auto correct. I nearly posed myself laughing.
>>32214212wow. all i can imagine is the "lucite... hardening" quote from the Simpsons.
>>32214128>Look over your own gear.A mans gear is his best friend, if he looks after it, it will look after him
>>32214265going with this
Rolled 10>>32214212Somehow it seems appropriate you roll a Nat 1 when talking about it.
>>32214128Seeing Jonah go about his kit, you decide you should get a bit more intimate with your own hellgun. Sitting down on the opposite end of the door, you place your rifle down and begin dissembling it.It's not too much unlike a lasgun, just a bit more powerful and bulkier to compensate. You wonder about the time, but don't see anything that could give it away. Seeing as your companion isn't feeling overly chatty either, you continue your maintenance in silence.You're almost a bit let down that you've yet to use your grenade launcher, but you're sure the chance will arise before long. The ammo for it is still safely secured, and you ponder asking Jonah about his own upgrades.Then you hear something and your head shoots up.Judging by Jonah's equally rigid posture he heard it as well, but wasn't quite sure of the source."Did you...?" The trooper asks, and just like that the dam breaks.Behind you, beyond the door, you hear something.Lasfire._________________________It's been fun folks, but it's midnight and I've got shit to do tomorrow. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves too.Any questions before I pass out?
Rolled 18>>32214323If we ever get to make with the waifu action, I won't roll. I'll critical fumble in my pants.
Rolled 15>>32214358When will you be back. I missed Friday.
>>32214358Thanks for the thread OP, next one when?
>>32214358Haha, thanks for running Elijah.You think you might come up with a pastebin containing some character descriptions and what not?
>>32214381>>32214394I like to have threads every other day, to keep from snapping and killing everyone. So, with mild assurance... Tuesdayish.>>32214406Sure, I could do that. Aside from a description, is there anything else you'd like thrown in?
>>32214358This was nice thanks Elijah. I'm picking up you have some firearms knowledge do you shoot or just do some research?
Rolled 20>>32214443Cupsizes, measurements in general. That sorry if thing.
>>32214443If we have stats or skills putting them in would be good. Also this. Maybe.>>32214457
Rolled 14>>32214475I did roll a 20...
>>32214447I've handled firearms a time or two, and only once or twice was I knocked on my ass. I can't say I'm too /k/onfident in my knowledge, but I know which end to point where.>>32214457I'll get right on that.And with that, I bid you lovely anons goodnight/good morning/whatever.
Rolled 4>>32214504Best gm evar.
>>32214504Heh. Night buddy.
Rolled 7>>32214504/k/ommando here, I got your back. If you fuck up bad my autism will flare up and I'll let you know.