Excerpt from the auto-dictum of Gregor Eisenhorn, personal notes:+++[16:55:01] Our assault is going better than expected, losses are heavy, but acceptable. Thracian troopers are doing their duty better than expected, mostly because of the pure shock power delivered by my new allies, Ghosts. They lead assaults and coordinate our forces, but have not suffered a single casualty yet. They are impressive warriors, however they resemble their namesakes too well for my taste. Impenetrable darkness stares at me from the eye slits of their helmets whenever I speak with them. Especially their leader. I have not met anyone like him since Seydon, and he is centuries older than my new companion. Note to myself: check his background. There must be something I missed.[19:13:42] Distaff have subdued a psyker, Lodiar the Screamer. He is a strong one, bordering A+ class. Chapter Master handed him over to me. He will make a fine addition to the Menagerie.[19:32:11] Apparently Uber Aemos found some way to control oxygen levels in the lower levels of the base. Astartes have decided to suffocate our enemies, it will take a few hours. I guess this is a right decision, our soldiers are tired and radiation sickness is getting worse with most of them, it is better to weaken the enemy.[21:46:37] Something is wrong. Cherubael has woken up from his slumber and is getting agitated, I needed to use Words of Power to sedate him... We still have a few hours until the CO2 levels drop low enough to safely enter lower levels.[22:02:08] I feel it. My body is shaking with raw power. I am afraid we waited for too long... Something is happening down below. I must warn Astartes!+++Thought for the day: Thousand souls shall perish, but one will attain Salvation and that will be enough.
>>37508893+Status report+Chapter strength: 685 brothersCurrent location: Alpha Primaris underground complex, Farness Beta, Cadian SectorChapter wealth: 1188 WealthDate: late 343.M41===Enemy strength: Unknown, presumably all dead (they've been receiving CO2 treatment for 2 hours straight)+Your forces+Thracian 51st infantry: 8640Storm troopers: 214Distaff Pariahs: 20Chapter Master with Shadow GuardHorim the Heartless - Dreadnought
It's finally happening.Only been 6 months.
>>37509126I am afraid Luigi is right, it's been too long. Here's our last session to remind you what is happening:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33170051/#p33173166In one sentence: You are a Space Marine Chapter Master leading a joint assault with Eisenhorn on archheretic Quixos' base.===Rules are the same as always. One roll per player, more is better on d100(most of the time), first roll is taken, you must state what you are rolling for exactly, especially if there are multiple rolls involved.===Please roll your Perception with d100===Eisenhorn approaches you:>Well, Chapter Master, it seems we are in trouble. I know that you are a psyker yourself, try opening your inner eye wider, you'll sense it too. Whatever witchery Quixos was cooking up for us down there, he's most likely finished... What is your plan of actions?
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>37509419There's undoubtedly an ambush waiting for us down there. Do we have any Hades breaching drills?Rolling for perception...
>>37509505Your inner sense is disturbed, but you know that you are weaker psyker than Eisenhorn, you are unable to sense all of the subtleties of the threat below.===Hades Breaching Drills:0-60 = Thracian 51st is not specialised in subterranean warfare, 061-80 = The regiment has a single piece just in case of critical situations such as this.81-95 = Thracians 51st is well prepared for subterranean warfare, they have 3+d6 drills.96+ = Each battalion(120 men) has a drill of their own.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>37509748Omnissiah, deliver unto us thine instruments of war!
>>37509748Did anyone happen to bring along blessed oils/water to consecrate our ammunition?... doesn't CM have some holy ammo?
>>37509748Well, no breaching drills and what is undoubtedly a daemonic ambush waiting for us.Maybe we could cobble together some tower shields and advance forwards with a wave of flamers in the front?>>37509916Yeah 7 sanctified bolts.
>>37509805Unfortunately Thracian regiments are traditional line regiments without specialization for underground warfare.>>37509916You indeed have some holy ammunition that you have looted during one of your journeys, specifically 7 sanctified bolt rounds, cast from molten church bells of Ophellia VII and thrice blessed according to Thorian rites.>>37509940What shall be your next actions?
>>37510045None of the multiple Inquisitors thought to bring goods to render their weapons consecrated when facing Quixos?Remind me to file a requisition form for all of them after this.
>>37510045I'd propose storming the lowest levels from all entrances at once, with liberal torrents of flame and plasma spewing from the front ranks.What kind of effect on daemons does the distaff have?
Rolled 5, 9, 5, 4, 9, 8, 9 = 49 (7d10)>>37510091They are not your servants and I doubt whether they part with their ammunition willingly before going to battle, but you might try asking them. Inquisitors have a total of 7d10 blessed rounds among them and Inquisitor Voke has a spare blessed chain. Other Inquisitors have some items with minor to medium blessings, but they won't part with them.>>37510109Distaff when used en masse could simply extinguish daemons or psychic attacks, however when they are together, they are easier to attack by conventional means. Also, the closer they are phisically to the daemon/psyker, the more effective they are. For example when they were ambushing Lodiar the Screamer from medium distance, their effectiveness was 5 points each, but if they would be a meter away from him, it would be 10.
>>37510378In that case I propose CM, the shadow guard, the inquisitors and the distaff form a sort of deathstar unit. With the Space Marines protecting the fleshy distaff from bullets and the distaff weakening the daemons the SM are slicing through. Meanwhile all the stormtroopers/guardsmen attack from all entrances at once as per other idea.Y/N?
>>37510378Roll your Persuasion if you want them to share the rounds with you.===Please make last additions to your plan of attack(or maybe retreat?) and then roll d100.>Why are you stalling, Chapter Master!? It's now or never! If you are not going, we shall go alone!Inquisitor Titus Endor seems to be anxious get his hammer bloody...
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>37510468>Very well. Let us cut deep into the heart of this infestation and burn any daemons that stand in our way!this addition to the plan >>37510465
>>37510562>>37510468Man, that must be great!
>>37510562I think Fate Point.
>>37509748>Your inner sense is disturbed, but you know that you are weaker psyker than Eisenhorn, you are unable to sense all of the subtleties of the threat below.Can we ask Eisenhorn about those subtleties?
>>37510562>>37510605Might I suggest that FP be turned into the DH/RT style for this climactic battle, instead of rewrites of reality?ie: spend/burn methods of using them?
>>37510378>and I doubt whether they part with their ammunition willingly before going to battle, bWell, I don't. We're up against mass murdering daemons and Alpha+ Tier psykers. I do doubt they want to be on the front lines against that sort of enemy.
>>37510625This is something that can be only felt, not described. It's rather about feeling the enemy rather than understanding him. You might have had greater insight if you succeeded, but you did not and it is not something that you can learn from others.>>37510605>>37510647I assume that's what Luigi had in mind. You can use(not burn) Fate Points on non-combat, non-critical rolls to reroll them, you can also use them to restore 3d10 HP or to add a bonus of +10.>>37510666Well, they are planning on going in as well, at least that was part of the original plan. Would you like them to stay outside in exchange for giving up all of their ammunition?
>>37510811>Well, they are planning on going in as well, at least that was part of the original planSo they're not going to stay behind and make up the Elite unit behind the wall of meat shields then?
>>37510811So...'spend' a fate point for a reroll for our attack? And then we can only use 3 more for this encounter?
>>37510811>Would you like them to stay outside in exchange for giving up all of their ammunition?I'd prefer them stay behind the meat shield and not directly engage things unless they have to. In which case they would have most of the bullets yes, just not all of them.
>>37510916These inquisitors are pretty experienced daemonhunters, I think they would be extremely helpful in the fray.
>>37510837>Chapter Master, my career with the Inquisition is decades long and if I learned something during that time, it's that you don't trust anyone apart from yourself and your gun. I have studied Daemonic lore far longer than anyone here and I hope that I will be able to stop the beast below, but I am not giving up my blessed rounds if I am to descend there.Titus Endor is not happy about your attitude.>>37510848Not for attacks, but roll such as this - negotiating for bolts, yes, you can reroll that.
>>37510971oh okay...so we failed the bolt negotiation...Shall we roll for the attack now?
>>37510971"Yes, that beast.""But what about the countless ones before it that can shear your bone, rend your flesh and eat at the fabric of your soul Titus? We're effectively plunging into the warp itself, and no man can survive there alone.""Let others bear the brunt of the force, let their faith be your shield, so your own defenses is as strong as the Emperor can will them to be."
This quest look very interesting, I just hope I can skim trough the archives before it ends
>>37511060Lets just stop before this.
>>37510995Oh damn, you are right, you were rolling for attack? DAMN! I thought it was for the bolts, dammit, anyway, my bad. No, you wouldn't be able to reroll attack with FP, but now you will be able to, I guess. Roll for attack now, please.
>>37511092FOR THE EMPEROR
>>37511071Welcome to the Chapter Quest, Brother Anon. If you have questions, ask, our archives are too deep to delve into in one evening...
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>37511114damn it
>3 rolls this thread>76,98,78
>>37511129Should I go trough the archives, or it's enough if I read the Chapter History, and keep up as we are going?
>>37511203Because your QM is shit and doesn't employ Best of Three LIKE EVERY, OTHER, QUEST, EVER.
>>37511245If we took best of three we'd never fail. Where's the fun in that?
>>37511317>If we took best of three we'd never fail.Oh gee, it's almost like you've never played ANY OTHER QUEST EVER.
>>37511245>>37511329if you're going to shitpost about roll systems, take it elsewhere.This quest uses single roll and fate points.>>37511203Should have done the proper rites
Rolled 5, 9, 3, 9, 9, 10, 8, 7, 3, 5, 10, 4, 1, 8, 9, 4, 7, 1, 6, 9 = 127 (20d10)As you enter the lower levels, darkness engulfs you. Uber Aemos managed to cut off power to the oxygen systems, but light apparently went out with it too. You immediately vox him to fix it, Space Marines are not affected by it, but darkness and light mean life and death to your mortal followers. Your power armoured boot descends on something squishy. Dead trooper, one of the Quixos' cultists. His tatooed face is frozen in agony, his hands are still clutching to a knife in his chest. Wretch ended his existence himself rather than suffocating. As your party moves along, you encounter more of them, dead lay in piles. There are hundreds of them, their death is hovering like a stench around you. As the warp grows stronger around you, you order troops who are coming from behind you to burn the corpses, just in case. Then you notice movement, a second before your auspex warns you:>Targets at 10 o'clock!You and your brothers open fire at the tide of charging monstrosities.===+Enemy: Chaos Spawn Horde+HP: ???WS 30EN 45AG 25Number: 20d10===Please roll following:1d100 for Tactics1d100 for space marines1d100 for Inquisitors1d100 for Imperial Guard
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>37511546rolling for tactics.Spread out into flat, tight ranks. Can't let them get inside the formation otherwise tentacles everywhere. Keep the distaff just behind the front ranks to weaken the spawn as they get close. Men with lasguns aim for limbs, try and sever their claws because beams into the centre mass won't do much. Liberally apply melta and grenades.
Rolled 31 (1d100)Rolling for their charge.>>37511207Just Chapter History is enough for you to start playing and making decisions with us. Browse wiki, it has a lot of useful stuff. If something is unclear, ask me or in the chat. Luigi and Machine spirit know most, they were here from the beginning.
>>37511546Are these Chaos Spawn 'writhing masses of flesh mutating constantly due to warp energies' or what would typically be called 'beast men' or mutants?Tactics and such will be very different.
>tfw Chapter Quest is happening, but you need to goThe suffering is real. Good luck guys
>>37511546Rolling for Imperial GuardFor Emperor, and Imperium!
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>37511706Forgot to roll
>>37511546Spess Mahrens we must crush them under our boot heels and destroy them with our bolters.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>37511761let's try this again...
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>37511546Rolling for InquisitionIn the name of the God-Emperor of Mankind I command thee: DIE!
>>37511546roll for Marines.dice 1d100
>>37511911dice+1d100 in the options field
Rolled 5, 2, 6, 7, 8, 7, 1, 5, 10, 7, 6, 3, 8, 1, 6, 3, 2, 1, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 7, 8 = 116 (25d10)>>37511684In this case they are wildly different, it appears as if they have just formed out of the warp, but they do have individual forms - they can be counted and are not a part of a single living organism. They don't appear to have any ranged attacks and seem to be charging you, hoping to feast on your flesh and souls.>>37511739Imperial guard stand their ground, unafraid in the face of these horrors and ready to do their duty!>>37511849Inquisitors retreat a few steps and start quickly discussing something, while Eisenhorn is casting a psychic shield around them and Titus Endor is reading something from a book. You are not sure what they are doing, but because you have Lore: Daemonology, you might roll d100 to understand.>>37511790Space Marines rally around you, but they are too few, their rounds will kill a few beasts but will not have a decisive impact on the battle. >>37511642Your Tactical knowledge has granted your men a free volley before monsters crash into your ranks. We'll assume that the cave allows a hundred guardsmen form into a line, so you can roll 100d100(i hope 4chan allows this) and each 20 points of damage will kill a beast, then you can roll same for one more volley as beasts will smash into your line.=Close combat attack=
>>37512035Please reroll that as 25d10
Rolled 5, 6, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 2, 2, 8, 2, 5, 1, 3, 5, 8, 5, 10, 7, 5, 5, 8, 10, 2, 6 = 133 (25d10)>>37512109aright
Rolled 5, 8, 4, 10, 3, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, 5, 4, 8, 3, 6, 8, 7, 8, 3, 4, 3, 8, 5, 1, 4 = 131 (25d10)>>37511971>>37512109Volley fire!
Rolled 6, 6 = 12 (2d10)>>37511971Apparently it rolls only up tp 25 dice, so let us just multiply the result by 4. Chaos attack is thus 116x4=464 and kills 46 guardsmen...+++Chaos Spawn horde crashes onto the orderly bayonets of your guardsmen, but due to your well prepared tactics they are able to minimise their casualties while inflicting maximum damage on the enemy...>>37512139First volley killed (133x4=532) = 26 spawnBayonet defence killed another (131x4=524) = 26 spawn===Guardsmen in formation left 56, but they are immediately replaced by a 100 fresh soldiers due to your Tactics. meanwhile from 127 enemy spawn only 75 are left standing... However it seems that inquisitors have conjured up something. Please roll d100 for Endor's Daemonology (85).+++A group of 2d10 monsters will charge your party directly. You may choose one of the Shadowguard and roll his attack roll.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>37512345Sulix will cut them up. Do they count as monsters for his bonus?
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>37512345Monster attack on you - 1d100
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>37512345Daemonology (85)
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>37512345>Demonology rollLost and damned! Slave to darkness! Back!
>>37512411Please roll d2, on 1 their counter-ritual doesn't work, on 2 it will have negative effect.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>37512468aww shit
>>37512522aww shit indeed
>>37512554just roll testdice+1d100
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>37512620just roll test
Oh shit Skargan is back?!
>>37512380>>37512378Monster WS: 30, rolled 2Sulix WS: 50, rolled 16Result: Sulix wins by 6 success points+++Sulix is like a whirlwing of steel among the monsters, he chops them to pieces before they can get close to you, doing his duty as he should - after all he's the Shadow of the Body. However then at a last moment something goes wrong, lights flash and out of a vortex a huge beasts appears. You hear screams behind you, when you turn around, you see Titus Endor screaming and clawing at his bleeding eyes. The monstrosity that appeared out of nowhere uses the moment when Sulix is distracted by the last spawn he's killing and pierces your Brother with daemonic blade...+++Roll d3:1. Sulix dies2. Sulix is heavily wounded3. Sulix is wounded and corrupted+++Roll d100 to mop up remnants of the chaos spawn. New beast meanwhile seems smarter and more dangerous than others, it tears out a chunk of Sulix's flesh and tries to flee while gnawing at it... If you wish to pursue, roll d100.
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>37512684No one dies in his service!
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>37512684roll for mop up
>>37512684>Sulix wins by 6 points>Still gets ganked and raped, despite the fact they shouldn't be near each other in the first place>Despite the fact the demon summoned is SURROUNDED BY INQUISITORSSorry, that's FUCKING BULLSHIT.
>>37512684>Result: Sulix wins by 6 success points>+++>Roll d3:>1. Sulix dies>2. Sulix is heavily wounded>3. Sulix is wounded and corruptedhow does winning give these outcomes?
>>37512817>>37512809>>37512684This.Where the fuck are the men in between Sulix and the monster? Isn't Titus behind everyone performing the ritual? What the fuck is going on?
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>37512684>PursueFOUL BEAST! RETRIBUTION ON YOU!
>>37512684So, the demon manifested in Titus while surrounded by Inquisitors, got past us, everyone else in the line defending the inquisitors, managed to manifest a daemonic blade and posses an Inquisitor, all in this time where no one else can do anything?And the demon only has 30 WS? It's not even a high class demon.
>>37512884No the WS30 daemon was a generic chaos spawn that Sulix chopped up.The big one spawned as a result of the inqusitors critfail for his daemonology.
>>37512907Still doesn't make sense. It deliberately says Sulix got suckerpunched by it while he's busy killing his current target. No saves no nothing. Just a 1d3 he dies horribly or gets crippled or gets crippled AND hears deamons in his skull.Basically this is some perils of the warp bullshit then. And if THIS is how Skargan treats it with a +6 modifier I'd shudder to think what he considers a failure.
>>37512907That makes more sense then. Still makes no fucking sense though.
>>37512986>I'd shudder to think what he considers a failure.Chapter master was suddenly surrounded despite no prior implications, there was suddenly several anti-air immovable platforms that creeped up behind a wall to shoot down his air support. Every enemy found him, sliced off his limbs and captured him alive. Despite the fact we're canonically stronger than a bloodthirster of course.
>>37512782As you ran to Sulix, you notice that the blood leaking from his chest is turning black and his face is turning white...>Chapter Master! Help me! I have failed you and the banner! That horror got me from behind, I was too slow... My blood is burning, I feel the taint spreading inside me... Please, grant me Emperor's Mercy, quick!+++What shall you do?+++>>37512809>>37512817>>37512838>>37512884Let me clarify, he won the original duel that he engaged in - fighting against the chaos spawn(you can see their stats at the side of the picture, but they do not represent the daemon that was summoned). As this is not a one-dimensional battle, actions of inquisitors summoned another daemon among the horde, who is greater than the others. He managed to slip past Sulix's defences because Sulix was engaged simultaneously fighting other enemies. Daemon was summoned NOT at the Endor's location, but at the location where spell was targeted - centre of the daemon horde, where Sulix was. The new daemon appeared literally behind his back.+++You may roll your Daemonology to recognise the daemon that was summoned.
>>37512907My bad.Though...Anyone want to back me on something crazy? I want to take one of our sanctified rounds and place it into Sulix's wound during medical attention.Blessed round might drive out any corruption from the daemonic blade, or at least keep it in check.
>>37513030Maybe you should start including these details in your actual post next time, rather than just skimping out on all of the detail?
>>37513048could help>>37513030have a chaplain help the apothecary with his wound, do the inquisitors know anything that might help?And if any of them say 'lolpurge' slap them in the face.
>>37513030All we can do now for Sulix is grant him his mercy. he lives and he's warped into deamon or chaos marine, or just goes insane. Sadly the dice fucked him over.All we can do now is not fall and kill all these fuckers in his memory.
>>37513048I support this, it's death or damnation anyways. I hope the Inquisitors have at least a shred of decency to help us
Why you do this to me ,Skargan? First you don't show for over a year and then you come back when I need to sleep. Damn you.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>37513030roll for daemonology
>>37513213Me too bro, it's far beyond midnight here, but we can't just abandon the chapter can we?
>>37513290Yes you can. And you'd be so much better off for it.
>>37513063Doing my best, but I'll try to be more explicit. I tend to try to provide more interesting descriptions rather than focus on exact placement and such, but I'll keep that in mind. Constructive criticism is always appreciated.>>37513077>>37513048Purified metal should stop corruption from spreading, but wouldn't remove it as such, you'd need something more potent.+++Inquisitor Voke approaches you:>I've seen this before, or at least a variation of similar wound. It twists flesh into morbid state of undeath, animating those who by all accounts should be already dead. Or it could be something else. It's chaos, you can't apply logic to its workings. Either way, he'll be a different man after this. I was part of the ritual that affected his fate and I want to repay you for this - i can keep him alive until he is brought back to the ship. But are you sure that you want me to do that? You hear a bolt shot in the background, you don't turn around. You know it was Eisenhorn, granting Emperor's mercy to Inquisitor Endor. Should you do the same to Sulix?+++>>37512848Your men under Renard's command have cornered the daemon in one of the side corridors. Shall you choke him with bodies or do you want to risk your brothers sending them to deal with him again..? Or will you just order Horim the Heartless to crush him?
>>37513048>>37513077>>37513138"You are a son of Corax, Sulix. Do not despair, fight! The shadows are your home. Your mind your greatest weapon. Grasp it and resist! No grave shall take you, marine."Place sanctified round into his wound and recite the litany of the maimed.We need to remove any blade bit that was left behind in Sulix, and perhaps we can use our psyker abilities to grab and pull at the corruption.Just who the hell does this corruption think we are?
>>37513311Well technically I can, but won't.So it's just better to think that I can't instead.
>>37513354>Purified metal should stop corruption from spreading, but wouldn't remove it as such, you'd need something more potent.Do that for now, and keep him alive. Say >>37513369>Shall you choke him with bodies or do you want to risk your brothers sending them to deal with him again..? Or will you just order Horim the Heartless to crush him?The ghost himself.
>>37513354Stop the taint from spreading. Get Sulix back to the ship and put him in stasis. Don't take him out until we're in a sufficiently Emperor-strong place to combat his corruption and purge it.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>37513369I support this, ask for the Inquisitor's help>>37513030Checking out demonWould "sampling" the demon would be any help? Also send in Horim.
>>37513213Hey, Assassin! Missed you man, join us next time if you can't today.>>37513262Unfortunately this is not one of the daemons you studied, but you do realize that he is a servant of Khorne and he is significantly tougher than other chaos spawn you've met so far.>>37513369>As you command... Chapter Master... No grave shall take us!Sulix is convulsing, but he seems to be trying to struggle. Astartes phisyque allows him to combat poison that would kill or corrupt others in seconds. You can also roll d100 for Medicae to remove some of the poison. You get +20 bonus with Uber Aemos' help.>>37513378If you want to engage him personally, you'll have to abandon Sulix as he is.>>37513491As daemon lore check was already done, is this roll for Horim's attack?
>>37513554>you'll have to abandon Sulix as he is.Or we could do what we want with Sulix, and then go to him. Since the demon is, y'know, cornered.Use >>37513491 for medicae
>>37513554No I didn't see the identification roll sorry
>>37513354>>37513369Also, Endor had some blessed ammo, correct?Take one of his blessed rounds and have Sulix consume the gunpowder portion. Marine physiology should hopefully cause absorption of some of the blessed reactant and potentially could cause elements of it to seed around his body. The rest of the round can be placed in his wound, as well.(Astartes quite literally eat shit like that for their bones to begin with. Gotta get pumped)And make sure his blessed ammo is distributed or his acolytes are going to keep with us and use it in his stead.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>37513554The Apothecary's getting in on this healing right?
>>37513580Sorry, that'd have to be separate roll, because it wasn't stated. On the other hand I could use it for Horim's attack, because it sort of states "Also send in Horim." Daemon is not a kitten, it'll not sit there waiting for you.>>37513641Actually I dont recall whether you brought any Apothecaries with you, could I have a confirmation on that please from someone with a better memory?>>37513606Eisenhorn turns over Endor's ammunition to you:>I think you'll use it better than he will.Also Sulix seems to have calmed a little after consuming/being healed by the round.One of the Imperial guardsmen appraoches you with a report:>Milord, those beasts, they've been dealt with, our casualties are limited and we have the last daemon cornered. However some men are stating to act strange, this place is getting to them. I suggest we either proceed or retreat, staying here makes me feel... unclean, i'd say.
>>37513843Apothecary Avicenor came with us
>>37513843>Daemon is not a kitten, it'll not sit there waiting for you.What's it going to do? Run into a heavily armored position that we have set up so the fact it's cornered doesn't mean nothing?
>>37513865and you said we had an apothecary herehttps://archive.moe/tg/thread/33130478/#33130753
>>37513843No, I meant it for a demon identification roll, but we failed that
>>37513876It probably will eventually but the Guardsmen are getting skittish so we should kill it and move on ASAP.
>>37513843send in Horim. Shadow Guard should act as support. We can't delay.Differ to Eisenhorn on the subject of the IG. He has more experience with such corruptions among men. Whatever he decides, we push on.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>37513990I HAVE COME TO DESTROY YOU>rolling for Horim
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>37513865>>37513906That is indeed correct, Avicenor will perform the check and take care of Sulix together with Inquisitor Voke and Uber Aemos, who also have medical skills. With this roll:>>37513641Sulix is in safe hands being transported back to the ship.>>37513990Eisenhorn thinks for a moment:>Prolonged exposure can result in madness or emotional anomalies. If we want to continue using mortal troops, we should either push as fast as we can or leave them behind. Also, we won't be able to deploy all 8000 of them down here, I'd suggest taking a few battalions, that should be enough, but I am not sure...+++Please state how you attack sneaky daemon and roll 1d100, i am rolling for his defence/attempt to break through
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>37514151rolling
>>37514151Just level every ranged weapon we can bring to bear and shoot the hell out of it.Maybe a sanctified bolt or two as well.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>37514212forgot my roll
>>37514212roll separately for your Marksmanship for the holy bolt with -10 modifier for Daemon's speed.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>37514151>Please state how you attack sneaky daemon and roll 1d100, i am rolling for his defence/attempt to break throughGather all the distaff and place them behind us, the shadowguard and in front of them, Horim. Then a light shielding of IGs in front of that, while we have a heavy weapons team of holy bolts shoot at it.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>37514294Grant me the sight of the eagle, the calm of the breeze, the patience of a saint and the skill to smite the foe from afar
>>37514151Horim uses his assault cannon to fill the area with rending projectiles, while shadowguard lend fire support if the creature attempts to flank/engage Horim.
>>37514198>>37514151There is no time to stop him, daemon attacks as soon as he sees you forming up to stop him, he cuts a bloody swathe through screaming guardsmen, herding them like sheep in front of him towards your guns, jumping around like a loose spring, his blade cutting two or three limbs or heads at a time. Finally he reaches the end of your lines and somersaults over Horim's back, disappearing into the darkness...
>>37514580...and then his luck ran out. The darkness barked at him and a single sanctified bolt round found its way into daemon's neck, exploding in his throat. You strolled out of the shadows with a smoking bolter and stepped on his ugly snout with your armoured foot and then turned it. >That'll teach to jump around, creep.++++Daemon's sword seems to be special... Will you dare to take it? "Unidentified Daemon Sword"+You lost one round, but from Endor's stash you got 8, so in total you got 7 and now you have 14+32 guardsmen were killed=====What do you do next?There are corridors leading towards what appears to be some kind of a huge underground hangar, the stench of the warp is coming strongest from there...
>>37514614I'd rather not touch that fuckin sword, we had enough warp fuckery today, let's not push our luck
>>37514614>Will you dare to take it?>mfwLet's push on fast. Every second in this Emperor-forsaken place damages our strength.
>>37514614Push on, and ask the inquisitors, to next time, don't be so drastic for a few puny mutants
>>37514614Call for sanctified promethium and burn it.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>37514779>>37514729>>37514657>>37514646>>37514614Ask the Inquisitors to investigate it so we can aid Sulix.
>>37514779>>37514657>>37514646+Sword is destroyed with high explosives in a safe side tunnel.===Your force advances forward, passing through what seems to be some kind of elaborate construction/manufacturing plant. As you go on, you notice dozens of empty cages, where clearly human beings were kept for a long time. You also notice various symbols on the walls that must have at some point kept this place sealed from the warp, but now they are clearly defaced and no longer active. When you mention this to Eisenhorn he quietly replies:>I have my theories, but I am not yet sure myself. I know that Quixos was involved in at least two conspiracies at once and one of them had something to do with Cadian pylons... Oh and here it is. So that's what he's been up to.You enter the gargantuan hangar, a lot bigger than anything you've seen so far, it's hundreds of meters wide. In the middle of it there's a huge pylon lying on the ground, probably made of stone or of a similar material. There are lots of holes in it from all sides, about half a meter wide, they seem like tunnels that are leading towards the core or whatever is inside the pillar. It seems to be half finished, probably still months if not years before completion, but even if you were fast enough to stop Quixos from completing his pylon, you failed to stop something else. From all side surrounding the pylon there are dozens of smaller cages hanging from chains. From the fading warp signature you realise that this is the place where Quixos was holding his most precious psyker prisoners... But now cages are full corpses that are bleeding unrestrained psychic energy. Above all of them, on top of the lying pylon, stands a dark figure with glowing eyes and a huge sword, emanating pure rage.>Quixos... Is it him?You mutter. Eisenhorn nods.>In flesh. He's waiting for us. Time to deal with him...Quixos raises his hand into the air and booms with voice as loud as a passing train:>Parley! Let us speak, Inquisitors!
>>37515288What? decision time? While we "parley" we get the troops in position, spearhead, and ready to take Quixos down if he makes a move
>Please don't get me wrong. I am not going to ask you to spare my life, try to surrender or any of that nonsense. You fail to understand the power relationship here. You have failed to stop me, your decision to suffocate me here bought me enough time to finish the Ritual of Sacrifice. It was a shame, putting those psykers to the sword, but I guess it was the right decision. You, oh holier-than-thou servants of the Emperor, fail to to grasp the meaning of my work here. And because of that reason I am willing to let you go, to let you live. The things I am working on here are beyond anything you can imagine. I am going to save the Imperium! I am going to slap Chaos in the face and make it our bitch! Me, a radical, a traitor some would say, will be the one to deliver salvation which some many asked for for uncountable millenia! I know that you've had a glimpse of my power and you know that my work is almost done. Another few years, maybe a decade, and it will be finished. Turn around now and leave my planet. I will spare your lives because I don't want you damaging my work in the process of me slaughtering you.+++What shall you do/answer?+++Tactical considerations:+He seems to be alone+Some 500 guardsmen could fit into the hangar+There's not much cover+Climing on top of the Pylon could be problematic, but there is some scaffolding around it
>>37515767That you truly believe you can bend chaos to your will is merely greater testament to your corruption. You would try to save the Imperium and in doing so would destroy it. This cannot be allowed to happen.Pile forces into the hangar, spread out, engage at will from range, Inquisitors using mind shenanigans or whatever.When Quixos seems most distracted, Horim throws us at him. Activate digi-ring shiled if he sees us coming and tries to doombolt or whatever.Y/N?
>>37515767This nigga be crazy. He thinks he can tame the WARP? Oh he so cray cray.Seriously nobodys actually goign to let him do this right?My best advice for this is to focus on the scaffolds to start, if they're protected by warp fuckery kill his psyker fuel sources by burning them away.
>>37515767>>37515899>>37515948Just gesture to Eisenhorn to "Parley" with him while we get a grip on our surroundings a little more
>>37515948>>37515899Guys, lets just load a nuke into the building and detonate it.
>>37516011I just assumed that wasn't a viable option but maybe.
>>37516045We were told multiple times it was fine, we just wanted to go down there and execute him personally TO BE HEROIC. THAT'S WHY WE LOST THE SHADOW OF THE BODY.
>>37515899I support this however, we are descendants of Corvus Corax. Don't we have a "single" unit with a jet-pack? Or some teleporting units?
>>37515767>>37515983Yup.>Pray tell then, what is this thing you are working on that will bring about humanity's salvation at the hands of a mad heretic?
>>37516115one of our chaplains is rocking a jump pack.
>>37516066At this stage it might be impossible to. He's generated enough psyker warp flow to possibly accidentally a deamon host to turn the entire planet into a deamon world or something. He sure acts like he has enough anyway
>>37516080A 1 on his medicae roll and he's likely gotten stronger because of it.
>>37515899Does everyone agree with this plan? Also, please bear in mind that with specific reference to doombolt - power field won't protect you from psychic powers, they have material effects, but they are not exactly material.>>37516142(while you speak the troops are pouring into the room, taking cover behind used crates, construction machinery, etc.)>Eisenhorn knows... Hasn't he told you yet? This marvel, this work of beauty on which I am standing, is the first man-made pylon, an almost working replica of those that we have on Cadia... Have you ever wondered why the only stable gate into and out of the Eye of Terror is right near Cadia? And why is it so that it is never engulfed in any of the freak warp storms? And why doesn't that thrice cursed incompetent fool Abbadon just summon a planet scourge on it to erase it for all times and deny Imperium the outpost in the maws of the Chaos? I will tell you why. It's the pylons, they can control the warp... And now we will have one which we will be able to use at will! This is a day greater than the invention of STC! And you imbeciles want to ruin it... I am not afraid of you... Guns can't harm, weapons can't kill and my power is greater than ever... Doom will follow in my wake. My work is the only thing I will weep for. Another lost century, another thousand worlds burned by chaos, another hundred trillion dead in the grinding machinery of the carcass which we call Imperium... This is not what He wanted... Last chance. Leave or die.
>>37516404Is just exterminatus'ing the planet an option?A few two-stage cyclonic torpedoes into the core maybe?>I think I know what my father would want, Quixos. He knew the perils of the warp, and if it is indeed the powers of chaos that have built this pylon there is no way it would work against chaos. You have been deceived into doing the work of the chaos gods, like so many traitors before you.
>>37516404>That's not what he wantedThere is undeniable truth in these words... I am a little conflicted
>>37508893OBLIGATORY GREETINGS FROM TROPICAL BUMFUCK NOWHERE
>>37516404To Eisenhorn.>Do we stand a chance?
>>37516404This,>>37516542 and>"Also, I don't know. Inquisitor; DO we stand a chance?
>>37516404"Some must sacrifice everything to stand against the horrors of the galaxy and beyond. My brothers and I know this too well. To stand as guardians of Humanity we've lost our own humanity. But we do not pretend to know the Emperor's wishes. I know only that my father Corax would tell me to stand with my brothers and have faith in them and Humanity. You've stood alone for too long and lost the path, Quixos. It is as a union we stand and have faith in each other and humanity. If you can not see that you've wandered, it is as a union we shall bring an end to this bloodshed."
>>37517655>>37516984>>37516895Ok guys, it's 3 am here, let's finish for today! Hopefully I will be able to run a session tomorrow around 9-10 pm gmt.