In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only war. Imperium of Man, once strong and proud, now is slowly crumbling, whole regions of space are lost to the horrors that lurk in the darkness of the void. Sector Deus is just one of thousands of Imperial provinces that form the frontline in the war to defend Humanity itself. Corruption from within and aggression from without threaten it. But Emperor sends us hope. High Lords of Terra commissioned a Chapter of Adeptus Astartes, finest warriors Humanity has ever seen, to defend this region of space. They are the last line of defence that hold Age of Ruin at bay. They are the Ghosts of Retribution and this is their tale.+++I don’t think we’ve had a recap thread before, so today, with more than a century of threads behind our belt, I think we should have one. Tales of adventures of old will bring warmth to the hearts of our veterans and maybe teach a thing or two our brave initiates. We’ll remember our history and then continue playing, after all we all want to know how the Trek ended…
So were should we begin..? The first thread was started in the dark days of Year of our Lord 2012, in the Month of June. The first reply came from Berserker On Fire, a dedicated warrior & a drawfag who provided us with many fine pictures, may his bones rest in peace. Since then we had many brothers serve the Chapter, many of them fell, while others survived and continue to fight for honour and glory!Chapter roster:+Chapter Master+ Brother Anonymous - Well, what can I say. You have always been the trickiest player to deal with. Innovative, stupid, insufferable, funny, demanding and most of all - unpredictable. It’s been an honour.+First Company Captain+Brother Luigi - Oldest of the old, unrelenting, faithful, enduring. Rumour goes he doesn’t need to sleep anymore, he overcame that human weakness sometime during the last century. Holds the awards of Iron Librarian and Top Contributor for ceaseless work on our wiki – 2200+ edits to date!I would also like to use this opportunity to award Luigi with the Order of Valour for playing with us for 100 sessions and being the oldest Veteran! Three times Gloria to Luigi!Gloria! Gloria! Gloria!
>>38588471Victorus Aut Mortis!Victoria!Victoria!Vic- shh! that's bad luck!
+Chapter Rogue Trader+Brother Generic, also known as Machine Spirit - Mastermind behind Privateer Quest and a few other infamous ventures, always out to get more adventure and plunder.+Sergeant of the Revenants+Brother Epistolary Elias - Mostly silent, but deadly, he has provided with a lot of wonderful art and is starting to catch up with Luigi in contributions towards the wiki. +Master Apothecary+Brother Goju - Gets involved only when the shit is serious, but has been around since forever.+Master of Spies+Sister Mananoy - Shady as fuck, not once posted in a thread under her name, but always lurks in the chat. Only time will tell what she’s up to. Runs Le Keers Builder quest in the GoRe universe.+Chapter Loremaster+Sprocket – doesn’t participate in battles, but works day and night to gather knowledge from across the SectorAt this occasion I would like to award all of you gentlemen with the honourable award of Exelentia, for your unique and special contributions to the game! All of you have your own ways of improving GoRe universe, Machine Spirit is effectively a co-GM, sprocket writes fluff, Elias creates art (including the picture I used to start this thread!), while Goju has been contributing in his own way for a very long time. Finally Mananoy takes care of our chat and is starting to run quests of her own! You all deserve my deep appreciation and thanks.
Other valuable brothers who have served with us include:+Terminators+Brother Sergeant TripmarineBrother Venat Brother Assassin Terminators are the backbone of the Chapter, they hold when all other lines are broken. Sometimes slow, when they arrive to the battlefield, their impact is tremendous.+First Company+Brother Leutenant UlfricBrother Sergeant WrenloftBrother IonBrother LykBrother VjvjvBrother LinnaeusMost dependable of all battle brothers, they are the ones who bleed and die to achieve the victory for the Chapter. They are the ones who will be the first to charge into the breach in the enemy wall.+10th Company+Brother Initiate DieterBrother Initiate godemperorBrother Initiate steelrainBroter Initiate HI_hi-HiBrother Initiate MiriThese are young promising recruits who are still searching for the best way to put their talents to use. Will they become powerful librarians or fierce battle brothers? Only blood and iron will reveal their fate. +Assault Marines+Brother Sergeant Yarg / PirateBrother BobptidouBrother Scarred VeteranBrother Blackjack217These guys drive their enemies (and me) crazy, they are unpredictable, quick in their judgement and have no fear of consequences, which makes them ideal shock troops.+Chapter War Bikers+Brother CapitalBrother AdamusBrother BlastwaveAlmost as unpredictable as Assault Marines, War Bikers are the scouts of the Chapter, they are crazy and cunning in equal portions, they scheme and plan, but from time to time just go into berserk rage, destroying everything in their path. +Dreadnoughts+Brother Lurking AwayBrother Plated WyrmBrother Berserker On FireOld, wise, ancient and dead.+Fallen Hero+Brother Perrow – he might have turned to heresy, but he was a good soldier with an eye for detail. Unfortunate loss and a lesson to others.All of you have earned the right to bear Bronze Wreath through your diligent service and participating in this quest.
+Other Battle Brothers+Brother Arch-Magos Winter Brother Angusas Brother noko+dice+2d6 Brother Unknown Brother Isaac – was last sighted fighting heretics on the fringe threads of /vg/Brother Atropos Brother Trippy – lost in the warp, possibly an evil twin of the TripmarineBrother Von Odin Brother young initiateBrother Shark – returned to his original Charcharodons ChapterBrother Monosynaptic Brother HeadRox Brother Faceless Brother Aurelius Brother MortBrother Tomz Brother anon elodeon Brother Plecto Brother Perro Brother Funky Solar/Marine Brother BellowsBrother ResaBrother Refrek Spine Snapper Brother Duxley - MIABrother Kro - MIABrother Cawkasaurus – MIABrother KogratBrother CoffeeBrother BlargBrother DovahBrother OBrother FarnsworthBrother AnonGuyBrother ShasOI've spent hours trying to track down every brother who has ever served with the Chapter. If I have missed you, please accept my apologies and know, that I am happy to have played with you!image: First version of Chapter wiki. We have went a long way since then
>>38588883>Plated WyrmI have yet to meet my final death, but it is not yet time for me to awaken once more. Sleep calls.The many honors won by the chapter fill my dreams with pride.No, seriously. I'm not 18 anymore, I have work to do and the threads always start as I'm about to go to sleep. I still read through the archived threads when I can, keep up the good work guys and good night.
And now, let us have a brief look at the Chapter History so far...+History+178.M41 = Demands among the High Lords of Terra for a new Founding. The name of Entyrus Zykion is appearing often in the records from those days, however nothing came out of this.190.M41 = First attempt ends in failure. All official records are purged. Master Apothecary Klementhos remains the only one who remembers those days.260.M41(circa) = Chapter Master is born in Terran underhive. While his childhood remains a mystery, his name is mentioned in the records of Imperial orphanage Yria-889. [redacted] was later recruited through there at the age of 8.271.M41 = First official mentioning of Chapter -872- that is being formed on the basis of Raven Guard gene-seed. Main base designated for the formation of the Chapter is Lunar Fortress Quaradis Primus, there are no notes of a Founding taking place at that time, so it can be only assumed that the Chapter was created on an individual basis, possibly as an experiment or a pet project for one of the factions that play games of high politics on Terra.
>>38588883+Updated list of the First Company+Brother Leutenant UlfricBrother Sergeant AmphibulusBrother Sergeant WrenloftBrother IonBrother LykBrother VjvjvBrother Linnaeus>>38589301Gods! I would have never thought that you will appear in one of our threads again! We missed you, Plated Wyrm, if you will ever find yourself with some free time - come back and we'll welcome you with veteran's honours! [/spoiler] Seriously speaking I too sometimes feel as if I am too old to do this. Work and studies are forcing me to have thoughts like this.+++288.M41 = Entyrus Zykion, High Lord of Terra responsible for the idea of the Founding is assassinated on Terra. Records mention Adeptus Custodes being mobilised to track down the killer, but there's no mention of how the pursuit ended...307.M41 = Ghosts of Retribution are Founded on Luna, Solar System.
309.M41 = Chapter arrives to Sector Deus. Their first destination is the sector capital, Tachion Primaris, where they announce their arrival the Sector Lord, Larion Ursus. Larion let's them know that he is not pleased by their coming, and vetoes any attempt from the Ghosts to establish a Fortress-Monastery on the planet. After that, they decide to visit the ice planet of Mormark, where they are given a hero's welcome. After that they form an alliance with Techpriests from Nestorium, and with their help, they begin building their Fortress-Monastery on Mormark.During the completion of a pilgrimage to earn the local's favor, the Ghosts found an ancient system of catacombs, and activated a beacon which awakened and summoned Wrath(Men of Iron). This lead to Invasion of Mormark in year 325.
312.M41 = Chapter for the first time visit Varda, while accompanying Techpriest expedition. Ghosts engage Orks in a costly battle, losing 198 brothers, but securing ancient STC data. Afterwards a decision is made to cleanse Varda from Orks and settle it. Cleansing of Varda begins.316.M41 = Tombstone, magnificent Chapter Monastery is finished on Mormark by Magos Archeomedes. +++Interesting fact: Battle of Varda remains the bloodiest battle in Chapter history to date. Many scholars argue that Chapter's luck has improved in the recent decades after all!
>>38589358260.M41(circa) = Chapter Master is born in Terran underhive. While his childhood remains a mystery, his name is mentioned in the records of Imperial orphanage Yria-889. [redacted] was later recruited through there at the age of 8.You know one day I'm going to find out his name Even if it kills me
317.M41 = Because of a lucrative offer from the Rogue Trader Dercius D'anger, the Chapter accompanies him to the Space Hulk "Dark Sister", in Subsector Cryptus. During this raid the Chapter had their first encounter with the traitor marines of the Red Giants, and found that the "xeno art" that Decius wished to retrieve, was instead a chest full of Eldar Soulstones. However an infiltrated Eldar agent took their prize and teleported himself to the Eldar ship. Chapter Master rushed to stop him and was teleported along, this way he was captured by the Seekers, a group of Wuxide Craftworld Outcasts. Cleansing of Varda from Ork infestation is finished.Chapter Master wins his freedom from an Eldar in a game of regicide. As part of a deal, she shares a prophecy in turn of help from Chapter Master on an uncertain time. After this, the Chapter Master is released on planet Hades. He tries to contact his brothers, but almost perishes, managing to survive only by making a deal with Laughing God. Meanwhile the Chapter is ruled by the council of senior marines. Brother Arcon founds the Soulkiller cult and becomes Captain. Since no unanimous decision was made on succession, it was decided that they'll wait 10 years for the Chapter master's return. 321.M41 = Chapter Master returns from Limbo into the reality on Mormark. Brother-Librarian Anterion rushes to meet him, but dies in a land-speeder accident. Chapter Master suspects it was sabotage, but it was never confirmed. Meanwhile, Nestorian Adeptus Mechanicus requests the Chapters' help in retrieving Magos Fram, who was kidnapped by Sisters of Battle under orders from High Cardinal Astrobelus Kest. Ghosts of Retribution proceed to liberate him by intimidating the sisters, and while no causalities have been suffered on either side, the sisters promise that legal action will take place.
>>38589936Funny fact: Chapter Master has a name in my notes and there are also three and a half(?) possible reasons why his name will be redacted out of all Imperial materials in the future. It remains to be seen which one of those paths you will take. So far you have been balancing on the edge of the blade very well, I cannot see what future you will pick yet... Maybe you'll evade them altogether, like you did with the Laughing God choice. It remains to be seen.
322.M41 = True to their words, the Order of Bloody Tears accuses the Chapter of heresy before Imperial Court. Chapter Master arrives to Tachion Primaris to partake in the trial, but failing to heed to the prophecy, he was betrayed by Henrikus Isdavik, supposed to represent and defend the Chapter, but instead "confessed" sins that Ghosts have allegedly have done and then commited suicide. Afterwards Chapter Master was immediately seized and Inquisitor Faceless started investigating his case.While staying on Tachion Primaris, Chapter seizes Dresos Kand, merchant who was dealing in illegal xeno goods. However they are caught by Inquisitor Faceless in the act of trying to hide some of the Tau Pulse rifles that were taken from the merchant. The Chapter is blackmailed into the Inquisitor's servitude.Operation Ghostly Justice on Inaria, ordered by Faceless.324.M41 = Chapter escorts Adeptus Mechanicus expedition, but is attacked by Sisters of Battle from the Order of Bloody Tears.
>>38590188325.M41 ==== Invasion of Mormark ====001-083.325.M41 First phase of the Invasion, Men of Iron descend on the surface and intense battle begins084-173.325.M41 Second phase of the Invasion, Men of Iron are surrounded and solid fronts.173-289.325.M41 Third phase of the Invasion, Mormarkian forces managed to break the deadlock and advance deep into enemy rear, but are in the danger of being surrounded.290.325.M41 Ghosts of Retribution deploy IInd Company in Operation Ice Spear against Wrath.291-360.325.M41 Fourth phase of the Invasion, bulk of Mormarkian forces are surrounded and cut off from their supply routes, Men of Iron now have a clear path to Capital and Tombstone.001-003.326.M41 Fifth phase of the Invasion, the Siege of Kanihirium begins.003.326.M41 With enough causalities on both sides, the Men of Iron offer to parley. Chapter Master decides to meet them on their mothership. After they relentlessly refused to acknowledge that they are no longer in the 29th millenium, and refused to make peace, wanting nothing but assimilating them Mormarkians, the Chapter Master decided to destroy the Wrath mothership in a daring action in which he fought trough the ship and detonated it's power core, making a daring escape.
326.M41 ==== Invasion of Mormark ends ====Rebuilding works begin in Mormark, however locals still face minor resistance from the Men of Iron that were left behind on the planet. Mormark is isolated by the orders of High Lords of Terra for 50 years. Post-war famine begins. By the end of the year Prothera is attacked by Traitor Astartes and Ghosts of Retribution answer the call for help. Ensuing battle is inconclusive.327.M41 Chapter brings some refugees from Prothera to assist in Varda's colonisation. Chapter visits Oskea secures food supplies for Mormark. Chapter Master sacrifices his pride to save those who fought for him, from starvation. Famine is temporarily lifted.328.M41 After a warp accident, the Chapter stumbles upon the forbidden world of Olympia. Having their ships under repair, they are stranded there for three months. Chapter Master decides that they make use of their time by boarding a ship drifting in orbit. On the ship, from inside of a locked vault, they find and retrieve the relic Gatebreaker, and save 300, untainted pre-heresy Iron Warrior Geneseed. Unfortunatley upon leaving the system they meet Silent Guardians, who are tasked to guard Forbidden worlds, such as Olympia.329.M41 Chapter betrays Rogue Trader Dercius D'anger, in excange for the items they received from Olympia, and the Guardian's discretion. Sending Dercius to an ambush where Silent Guardians are waiting for him - they want his head for breaching quarantine of the Forbidden worlds that they protect, getting away with it, selling the found items form it, and shaming them in the eyes of the Inquisiton.The Chapter Master swears loyalty to the sector lord Larion Ursus, in turn of help from now in, and permanent food supply for Mormark.Sergeant Gaius of the Ultramarines visits and bestows gifts to the Chapter Master to open political relations.
330.M41 Chapter fights Arcon's Third Soulkillers Company on Inaria. In the end peace is made, and misunderstandings are settled. However too much blood have been spilled, resulting in Chapter being split, with Arcon and most of his Soulkillers being sent on a penitent crusade of sort. This tragedy is henceforth known as the Shattering.331.M41 Around this date Inquisitor Faceless, who has been told, that Dercius D'anger was a heretic, goes missing while investigating what happened to him.332.M41 Chapter, with help from Mars repairs weather cathedral on Prothera, saving it from ice age. Finds Ashkenor the Wrathbringer among the ruins. Proceeds to extract Farseer Adriel from Ashkenor's captivity and force Ashkenor to flee the planet. Adriel tells Chapter Master that the world of Kruun, where he sent aid on request, must fall or a far greater catastrophy will follow. After Chapter Master agrees, they go to Tachion Primaris. While trying to sense for a webway gate that would help her to return to her people, and provide a good excuse for Chapter Master to withdraw forces from Kruun, Adriel falls to coma when sensing something very disturbing from Chapter Master.After a some inquiry and negotiation, Chapter Master decides to disallow marriage between Sergant Lusmer and Anastasia Belladon."Monstrum: Adeptus Astartes" is written.333.M41 Chapter confronts Daikan Alepros and his pirates on Tartarus while trying to save Vindicare Ceiron. Chapter Master and his squad successfully infiltrate space station and extract their target. Brother Horim get's mortally wounded, and the chapter's only option to save him, is to implant him into a dreadnought sarcophagus.
335.M41 Void Squad is ambushed on Varda by native Orks, and trapped under a mountain, but is soon rescued.336.M41 Adriel woke up from her coma, but is still too weak to use her powers, or return to her kin. The origin of the Void Squad have been revealed to them, but this merely strengthened their resolve to be part of the Chapter337.M41 Destruction of Dark Sister space hulk - Ghosts are victorious and Ashkenor is destroyed along with his base and all of the Red Giants that were there at the time. A golden statue, holding a power sword have been collected from the Red Giant base, which apparently held great value to the sorcerer.339.M41 The Betrayal at Varda - After a failed attempt to coerce the Chapter break their oath to Larion Ursus, Sector Governor, and align themselves instead with Ecclesiarchy in equal partnership, the Ghosts of Retribution are betrayed by the Iron Monks and epic battles ensue in space and on the ground on Varda.341.M41 High Imperial Court decides in the favor of the Astrates, and forces Iron Monks to pay reparations to the Chapter and gives up many of their leaders. Haran Dreifus, who lead the attack, is declared heretic, and a bounty declared for his capture. "Monstrum: Adeptus Astartes" is banned.342.M41 Chapter launches Operation Dormant against an Ork asteroid swarm, which is about to hit Wladistan. Crashed Thunderhawk of unindentified origins on Sygma-477 is recovered. The crew of the ship "Strongback" which rebelled against the Iron Monks, and helped the Ghosts instead, have been spared of execution and slave labor because of the legal appeal from Chapter Master. They are re-employed in the service of the Chapter.Inquisitor Eisenhorn arrives to the sector, asking the Chapter Master's help in investigating Inquisitor Quixos.Operation Unseen Blade is executed. Adriel leaves to return to Wuxide Craftworld.
>>38590118Shiiieeetttt>>38590372>After a some inquiry and negotiation, Chapter Master decides to disallow marriage between Sergant Lusmer and Anastasia Belladon.Oh yeah I forgot about that why did we say no again?
344.M41 Operation Decapitation is executed on the distant world of Farness Beta. Inquisitor Quixos is executed by the joined effort of the Chapter, Inquisitor Eisenhorn, and a young Grey Knight. +++So, now that we are done with Chapter history and recap, I will create a new thread for us to play in! if you still have any questions about the past or the quest in general, I am happy to answer them in this thread tonight.+++P.S. thanks to Dieter who apparently was the one who was keeping our Chapter history up to date!
>>38590477>Oh yeah I forgot about that why did we say no again?No idea. I voted yes. Its stupid and silly, and we have our eldar waifu so we're being hypocritical anyway.
>>38590477>Oh yeah I forgot about that why did we say no again?Because it's a stupid idea
>>38590477>Oh yeah I forgot about that why did we say no again?iirc we didn't want the marine to have a legal connection to something outside the chapter. We didn't force him to break it off but no marriage.
>>38590649That's a terrible explanation.
>>38590692I remember it from my archive binge like a year ago but I don't remember the specifics was she apart of a large organization or something?
>>38590793>I remember it from my archive binge like a year ago but I don't remember the specifics was she apart of a large organization or something?She was part of the sector nobility, so it drags him into politics. Last thing we want is Belladon rivals being offed by a mysteriously astartes shaped assassin.
>>38590763Well it could be problematic if the chapter ever had to act against that family. It'd also take the marine away from his duties, with the potential to divide his loyalties.
>>38590817Eh, we do that anyway though.>>38590840To be fair, that's true of everything else. Friends, acquaintances, ect.And there are upsides to having political ties.
>>38590477I must admit I was a little disappointed by the choice during my research of the archives, so I just got straight to the point, not inquiring further.The only factual thing I can tell, is that in the visions we casted afterwards some possibilities were shown. That many other marine would ask for permissions to marry, we get dragged into sector politics, or we get helped by the Belladon Dynasty, and the possibility of a son born from their union who would become a marine himself, and would make a name for his own in a great invasion , alongside the Ultramarines, against a terrible entity.
>>38590925I think basically it was just a big can of potential problems we didn't want to open.
>>38590956Among other things it was. We have way more trouble and opportunities anyways we can barely handle
>>38590817>>38590925Alright thanks for the reminder I'd honestly doubt she'd try to drag him into her politics that deeply but hey what's in the past is in the past
>>38590763Fine. The entire premise was silly from the beginning. A 7 foot tall genetically engineered transhuman who previously had spent every waking moment training for war should have no idea how to interact with an opposite gender human and furthermore no interest. Astartes can be many things but charming Don Juan types is not on that list. Before people make the argument that some chapters like Salamanders care (note there is no mention of marriage) for normal humans they are conditioned from the very beginning for it and it is integral to their chapter in a way that the GoR very much do not have. In addition this human female was a member of nobility and marriage to her would almost certainly have dragged us into political intrigue which is not where I would like CMQ heading and could have jeopardised the chapter in-game. Such a union would inevitably have lead to long discussions here and in chat about Astartes' ability, or lack thereof, to have intercourse with a woman 20% of his mass and procreate. I have no desire to discuss the size, functioning and characteristics of a Space Marine's willy. Such a marriage would have been a distraction from his duties and drama could have arisen when he inevitably had to leave his family to perform other duties, when he died before her in combat, when she died before him of old age, if any children were endangered, etc. Also if I recall correctly the Marine in question actually had the temerity to try to disagree with orders to break up the relationship. Astartes do not have the luxury of disobeying a direct order from their chapter master.Is this a sufficiently detailed explanation of my point of view or does your autism require more?
>>38591089Ease up Trip. For the record I think it's my fault for making it sound too cold in the chronicles. I'll add the reasoning to it later.
>>38591089So basically, it went against your personal interpretation of canon (an astartes sex life has always been vague and contradictory) so you loath it, got it.
>>38591207If you want to disagree fine but don't leave out 2/3 of my reasons. It would also have led to drama I didn't want and taken the quest places I didn't want it to go.
>>38591253I just want to mention how absurd your desire to stay out of politics is. You do realize that the second most powerful man in the sector wants the entire chapter dead right? And that by "refusing to play politics" you're basically letting him maneuver and slander against us unhindered?
+The Trek+You have decided to go on a Trek without armour, just with the weapons. Your goal was to gain their respect and understand Ice Wraiths.=Conditions=Weather: 74 - StormyMen: 74 - Distant and WithdrawnPath: 71 - Some dangersBeasts: 30 - No encountersThe Trek was a daunting task. The leader of your squad, Sergeant Grison, told you that you are going to hike northwards for about 600km, while doing various tasks along the way, until you will reach the Ice Valley, where Harmantos and other squads who are making the Trek will meet you. In your group there are 4 brothers - Sergeant Grison, Brothers Loxir, Vamod, Arden and Kastus.>We have lost others during the battles against Men of Iron. Never received replacements.There's a note of hidden scorn in Grison's words.>But the rule remains - each squad makes the Trek individually, even if there's just one of us left alive. We have to rely on ourselves and this is one of the most important lessons that the Trek teaches us.As you began to march, you soon noticed that you always appear to be among the Ice Wraiths, but not with them, somehow they don't consider you to be part of their group. You are from the higher ranks, you don't follow their faith, you are not a part of their squad. They keep their conversations with you short, polite and to the point. Among themselves they are a little bit more open, however their hearts are made of ice. You know that if it was Deathwishers, by now they would have already started singing marching songs or chatting about their past battles, but Ice Wraiths are different.As you make way, terrain gets harder with each step. Unlike in Terra or Luna, Mormark has mountains, real MOUNTAINS, geoscanner servitor has mentioned once that the highest peak on Mormark is close to 18km in height. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOIl8eZdJD4
Does anyone have an account of how much wealth we have?Couldn't find it on the wiki and I was interested in places we can invest it as well as putting some to upgrade our Station and Tombstone
>>38591405http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/General_Chapter_Inventory819 wealth currently
>>38591385What? who came up with that idea, so just stole a heretek cogi from the sectot gov and the next thing we do is going on a multi month vacation, giving every one ample time to cover their tracks and playing pingpong with our chapter, because everybody knows we nicked that. (armor shutdown)
>>38591429Thanks don't know how the hell I missed that
>>38591481I assume this trek and Seran's inspection of the cogitator will be happening at the same time. We've just been trying to get this done for ages.
>>38591506And what will the gov-family do in the mean time. Sit around sipping tea? Well I was against that last thread.....
>>38591606>Sit around sipping tea?>He doesn't know about the famous multi-month tea parties the nobility throw to show off who has the largest store of biscuits.
>>38591661sure I do, was going to turn Varda into a high volume luxury tea and cookie factory with privileged access to the select few, for a donation to the security of the sector, of course. But I need more propaganda material for the exquisite taste of VardaCookie(tm) and friends.
>>38591481Eh I had that same thought but I expect by the time we get back there's going to be a nice hot soothing cup of decaff and nice tidy report of the shit hitting theFan, us being declared double heretics again, another chaos warband incursion, the orks are back for round 3, the lord of Mormark is probably having a nervous breakdown streaking through the streets, and inquisitor faceless is back to bitch slap us.You know the usual.
>>38591893OK just for backupSkargan, can we get the farseer on the horn, asking if she has a nice little place in her craftworld for a hundred years or so, for say, roughly 750 marines?
>>38592090Something tells me they won't be cool with that. But who knows...
>>38592127Luigi, you just must ask nicely, being polite in this universe is a rare and treasured commodity, well worth protecting
>>38592129We should have this many gifs for describing the average session....
>>38591429>90 samples of ancient Iron Warrior geneseedWHOA WHOA WHOA I thought we got rid of this stuff
>>38592249Time to break out the folder.
>>38592280We had 300, but gave 200 to the High Lords of Terra
>>38592280Some people (such as myself) wanted to make an offshoot chapter with heresy geneseed. Others understandably were wary and wanted to get rid of it. Somehow we decided to use the worst of both options and voluntarily give up part of the geneseed and make a small number of heresy marines. This is why I laugh when skargan tells us how good we are at planning.
>>38592434>>38592425Oh god why are they so accurate
I stand by my opinion that they weren't a fault.We can show the Imperium that the Iron Warriors can redeem themselves. I am planning to pull off some heroics with them, and using a few favors with the HLoT, so they can have their own chapter
>>38592489Suffering is one of the universal languages of humanity.
>>38592319>>38592428Oh well... Fuck if that doesn't worry me slightly so I assume there's going to be an expansion to the Void Squad or is it always going to be 10 dudes? >>38592434In our defense that one time we dropped a bomb it actually worked
>>38592560I always wondered what the Soul killers were up toGoddamn dickbutts
>>38591385While we're at it, lets try to get closer to the marines we're with.
>>38591385Despite being an Astartes, you find the Trek exhausting. On average you march/climb 20 hours a day and sleep for 3. The rest of the time is spent on a single meal, usually a giant ice bat you killed on the way or some creosaurus eggs which you find in mountain lairs. After the third day, you climbed one of the peaks along the way and Grison waved his hand, giving you a sign to stop.>Now we praise the sky and the ice.He and other four brothers knelt in the snow and started to sing. The song was very deep, long and coming down from the very bottoms of their throats. You knelt by their side, looking at them, waiting for them to finish. They didn't. The song took them seven hours to complete, they continued despite the storm that started later in the day. Will you join them in their praise? if yes, roll d100.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx8hrhBZJ98After you finished, Trek continued. You were lucky as no beasts crossed your path, however other dangers have endangered you and your companions. Roll d100 Strength and d100 Endurance to see how you dealt with them.
>>38592555I'd like to make one or two more. They excel at tasks we do not, and if I want to use them in big exploits that change the mind of the HLoT about them, then we need more than one.Unofficall opiniion; if the Dark Angels can have their weird little xeno dudes, we can have our weird marines
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>38592651Rolling for strength
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>38592651I'd vote against praising with them personally. We're here to observe not become on of them.Rolling for endurance (we don't have strength stat though, are they both just done off endurance?)
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>38592651Well we want to connect and bond with them right? Thats why we're here ain't it? I say we do the songRollan for strength vs giant enemy ice crabs
>>38592709>>38592728>>38592734Its good to be back
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>38592651 rolling to sing
>>38592651hell yeah. sing.
>>38592709>>38592728>>38592734>>38592767It's just a roll for singing. What could possibly go wrong?
>>38592704Nah while the Dark Angels have their Little Xenos dudes I say we get Gnars and giant Ice bats and shit Also Skarg what the hell is a Creosaurus?
>>38592885No, that's the; "If the Space Wolves can have their Dire wolves, we can have our Gnars and Giant Ice bats and shit"
>>38592852Invocation of demons?Missed a tune for the praise of Ulguria the snow fairy and she is now angry, like REALLY FUKKEN PISSED?Our "brothers" sacrifice us to please their ice god again after we offended him/her?Our deep voice turns a bit of snow into an avalanche?With our voice we wake up the necrons sleeping dormant under the glacier?Our crude imitation of singing is remarkably close to the rutting call of the gigantig ice vultures?Some sea lion youth thinks we are his mother and tries to follow us?More shitposting from me?
>>38592767>>38592852I'm not even madAlso>We sing good>We sing REALLY FUCKING GOOD>Accidentally tap into the warp>Song comes out as an even more beautiful, deep, soul touching dirge>Its broadcasted throughout the warp>Psykers and warp sensitives everywhere are brought to tears>A certain Choas God hears it>It sends out its demons to follow the dirge>It must have this beautifully perfect song and singer>The emprah hears it>He twitches
>>38592780Quick somebody link an appropriate song so we can get a bonus
>>38593015Eh, could be worse.
>>38592090While you are not astropath, you think you could try contacting her if you could locate one of the Webway gates... Or any Eldar for that matter, they seem to be good at passing messages along. Or you could just try to broadcast it, but the chance that she'll get it will be very random.>>38592425made me chuckle>>38592434>>38592489>>38592543haven't seen those, cool!>>38592609That's it, I am rolling on the sofa, +1 xp>>38592704Dieter is correct that they indeed have a little bit different specialisation, so they will excel at tasks that might be a problem for Ghosts. Keeping them is heresy, yes, but it might be worth it... It's up to you.>>38592709>>38592728+++As you are approaching your destination path is getting ever more treacherous. The sun sets, but Grison is adamant - you need to push on in order to reach the Ice Valley in time. However the storm that's been raging for the past few days is not helping at all. Hailstones the size of an apple are bombarding you, making it hard to march. Suddenly, ice creaks and something cracks underneath the feet of your party. You quickly jump to the side, Grison and Loxir do so as well. Vamod stabs his spear into the ice wall and remains hanging above a thousand-meter fall below him, where once your path was, Kastus slips, but is quick enough to grab Vamod's ankle. Arden slides down into the darkness, he doesn't fall straight down, but rather bounces from the ice cliff and disappears in the mist below. You weren't quick enough to save Arden, but you help Kastus and Vamod to climb back up onto the road. Grison's face is grim.>False ice path. Almost got into such situation last year. We need to vote. As a Sergeant I don't think Arden survived, but we cannot be sure. Should we search for him and risk more dangers, especially now that we are exhausted and our supplies run low, or do we push on to meet with others in time? We must also respect Arden, he's a Wraith, if he survived, he will come back.
I think we should abstain from this vote.
>>38593286How far away are we from the meeting point? Could we gather the others and then attempt to search for Arden?
>>38593320if in doubt, cheat. CM is a space mage, that is almost cheating->School of Divination: Divination (Primaris), Glimpse, Visions looky looky
>>38593320>>38593286If we want to prove ourselves we should take part."When Harmantos disappeared all those years ago we thought the same, yet we searched for him regardless. However I must also note that we completed our task at hand first."
>>38593421I second visions/glimpse, we haven't done space magic in what feels like forever.
>>3859320510/10>>38593320Shit Astarte's are tough I doubt a drop like that would kill one of our sons but leaving him leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know.
>>38593286>>38593320Good things rarely come of this but perhaps we could use our psychic shennanigans to see if he is OK. Save some time.
>>38593421I suppoet this. It could save us from unnecessary danger, but the weird Wraiths might think of it as cheating. Regardless, lets do it! Cheating worths our brothers life
>>38593286 voting to use the warp>>38593421
>>38593286Oh and one more thing. Whilst we're on this trek Geron has a long chat with Laptus about his disturbed mind.
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>38592780>>38592804>>38592852>>38592734You have decided to take part in the song. Your voice, while unpracticed, was strong and beautiful, it went well with the chorus of other Ice Wraiths. Singing was taxing physically, but helped you clean up your mind and thoughts. You lose 1 Corruption as your soul is cleaner and gain 1 Heresy as you engage in unorthodox practices.>>38593406It's about 5 days of road from here to the Valley at your current pace.+++Grison's marines will vote...1. They decide to search for Arden2. They will wait for him for a few hours, then push on3. They will leave some supplies and push on4. They will move out immediatelyIf you wish to vote, you can influence the vote by 1 point to either direction of my roll. Or as a Chapter Master you can attempt to order them to follow your orders...>>38593480>>38593421Roll your psychic rating. You are exhausted, so your maximum PR is decreased by 2.>>38593513Make a d100 roll for that.
>>38593513I will never stop laughing about that >>38593421Don't we also have telepathy? I'm sure we can easily contact him as well
>>38593286I think we should try to find him. not for too long though.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>38593582For Geron's PTSD
>>38593581Its a good pain
>>38593586Telepathy in 40k needs a sender and a receiver, both are warp skills in their own, we can't mindtalk anyone
Rolled 4, 8, 5, 4 = 21 (4d10)>>38593 divination roll
>>38593635Roll 1d100 for Luigi PTSD.
>>38593610>It only got worse Oh Geron you poor son of a bitch we're going to have a long talk with you and send you on a vacation to a pleasure world and a sacred one for cleansing
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>38593682
>>38593610All these reaction images. I should use them more often
>>38593718I know right?
>>38593682>>38593706>Although scarred and shaken Luigi has yet to succumb to his ordeals. His resolve remains unshaken and some claim it is even stronger than before...>Lugi Gained a new trait! >What doesn't kill me...>+10 to all willpower rolls
>>38593853>Luigi>yet to succumb to his ordealI succumbed years ago
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38593610After Geron described to Laptus what he has seen at the Imperial Palace, Chaplain himself is shocked. Please roll Laptus' Willpower to resist the unclean thoughts. d100>>38593668The psychic energies flow through you freely, maybe it's the mountain wind or the extreme physical conditions, but you feel that your mind is at ease. You see, that Arden...1. Is dead2. Survived, but badly injured3. Survived, but injured4. Survived, but injured5. Survived, lost6. Survived, lost7. Survived, making his way up8. Survived, making his way up9. Survived, making his way up10. Survived, making his way up
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>38593932Rolling for Willpower
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>38593932Have mercy on Laptus.
>>38593970To whom will Laptus tell about it next?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38593932rolling for arden
>>38593970Will the spiral of lewd thoughts ever end?
>>38593610>>38593970I really have to get my hands on this wincest porn Geron saw. I need it for....reasons...
>>38593932"I say we wait brothers. let us have a little faith in Brother Arden"
>>38594165>geron's face all the time
>>38594059I'm still tryna figure out what kind of deviant shit Ursus was doing that could scar two veteran spess muhreans and a chaplain is one of them.We have to stop Ursus before its all ogre
>>38594256And the whole chapter is shrekt by what was witnessed, and the tape we made about it
>>38594256>A-...and then...>Tell me Geron...What did you see?>Well High Chaplain they-....they...>Yes?>They held hands.
>>38593970The things of which Geron speaks are too much to bear even for a Chaplain, Laptus quickly urges Geron to leave the Chapel and falls down to his kness, praying to the Emperor to help him fight tainted thoughts.Trait gained: Unsettled, d3 Willpower lost>>38593932Arden has survived and is making his way to the top, however Grison's squad is already leaving. Will you intervene and tell them to wait? How will you explain it?
>>38594278Which we sell to the highest bidderWho just so happen to be a Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus Whoops >>38594285Goddamit Lugi this a blue board
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>38594439my fucking god pull it together space marines.Skargan can CM give the two of them a good sit-down and explanation when we get back and sort them out?
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>38594439lose ALL the willpower!
>>38594453It will become a Chaos relic of untold proportions>>38594439Did we leave supplies for him?
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>38594439>d3 Willpower lost>Will you intervene and tell them to wait? How will you explain it?Brothers, Arden is a Ghost of Retribution. He, like all of us has been created by the finest skill of Emperor and the Imperium. He has been trained by the best of us. Have some faith in your battle-brother and let us wait.
>>38594439Hey Skarg what's a Creosaurus? My need to strap Lascannons and Heavy Bolters to giant beasts is intensifying
>>38594439"When Harmantos disappeared all those years ago, we had to search for him, but we found him alive and well. If we cannot risk ourselves, at least give him the chance for his risks to be rewarded"
>>38594439Tell them that you believe that Arden survived, and that the group should wait until he returns. If the group leaves, stay for Arden anyways,he and CM can always catch up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kAONTC_flg&index=7&
>>38594566"*If we cannot risk ourselves to search for him"left a little bit out of itif it fails I support anons plan>>38594573
>>38594573If you're going to post epic movie soundtracks I think this one is more appropriate given our climate.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yd2PzoF1y8
>>38594474>Laptus, Geron. When a man and a woman love each other very much they sometimes feel the need to express it... Physically.
>>38594670Using a bolt shell to explain it>And then the man's percussion cap responds to the pressure and detonates it's payload. Do you understand now?
>>385944743 Willpower lost. Also please roll a secret d100, it's bad only if it's above 78.Yes, if/once you will learn about these problems, you will be able to deal with them. I don't think you have Shadow of Mind (specialised member of Shadow Guard) to help you out with mental stuff that's happening in your Chapter atm. There's a chance they'll come seeking help themselves.>>38594501Your vote influences their decision and squad decides to wait for Arden for a few hours. Soon your decision is poved to have been the right one - Arden appears over the cliff's edge and smiles at you:>Thank you, brothers. I knew that you will no leave me behind! Let us march to the Ice Valley!The others are also happy with your suggestion and you feel that while they still have their reservations, in general they do trust you a lot more now! >>38594514Creosaurus is a 4 meter long hot-blooded lizard-like creature with six legs. It hatches eggs and can snap an autocar in two, it's jaws are very powerful. However it is relatively rare as Mormarkians hunt it for it's leather. Creosaurus is also a common name in low gothic to refer to all cold-habitat lizards in general, so different kinds of Creosaurus might be encountered on different planets. (creo - cold; saurus - lizard).+++Your party soon reaches Ice Valley. It opens up before you just as you climb over the last mountain chain that was separating your squad from the destination of the Trek. Suprisingly, the valley itself is green, high mountains protecting it from icy winds. You wonder why they decided to call it Ice Valley, but you shut up and follow Grison. As you climb down, you soon notice that there's a big campsite in the middle of the valley with close to 30 marines living there. Apparently you are the last ones to arrive.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>38594887nat100 incoming.
>>38594944finally a good roll that counts
>>38594887Harmantos greets you in person. He is wearing nothing but his tunic and shakes your hand with a smile on his face. You forgot how strong his handshake can be.>Pleasure to see you join us, Chapter Master. I am delighted that you have decided to experience the Trek. Now your journey is halfway done. We are going to stay here for the next week meditating, exercising and fighting. Then we are going to meet the Wise Ones. However if you will want to participate in that part, you will have to promise that what you will see or hear will not spread beyond this valley. We understand that our cult is not exactly orthodox and we don't intend to seek confrontation by bringing it outside of our brotherhood... Do i have your promise?Do you promise?Yes/No/Lie (roll Deceive, d100)Challenges & exercises:1. You get to fight multiple opponents (roll WS)2. You participate in a boulder throwing competition (roll ST)3. You dive with others in a nearby lake (roll Endurance)4. You will hunt Giant Ice bats with your bare arms (roll Agility)5. You will practice catching arrows in flight (roll Perception)Will you participate in the ritual with the Wise Ones?1. Yes, as a participant2. Yes, as an observer3. No, I will not4. No, but I will secretly sneak in after it starts>>38594944It was a roll to see how widely Unsettled will spread, as Laptus is a chaplain who preaches. Instead, he decided to cancel sermons while you are away, so it remains contained.
>>38595285>YesDo not lie.I vote 1. Fight Multiple OpponentsAnd 2. Yes, as an observer.
>>38595331Seconding all these choices.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>38595285 rolling for fighting multiple opponents
>>38595285>Do you promise?I promise but my oath to the Emperor is, and always shall be, above any other that I take. If you can accept that then let us begin.>Challenges & exercises:>1. You get to fight multiple opponents (roll WS)Since there are no willpower tasks this one is best.>Will you participate in the ritual with the Wise Ones?2. Yes, as an observer
>>38595331This is the wisest. and let's ask Harmantos to tell us how he came to meet these Old ones after the ritual
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>38595285You will practice catching arrows in flight (roll Perception)
>>38594887>>38594887>Creosaurus is a 4 meter long hot-blooded lizard-like creature with six legs. It hatches eggs and can snap an autocar in two, it's jaws are very powerful. However it is relatively rare as Mormarkians hunt it for it's leather. Creosaurus is also a common name in low gothic to refer to all cold-habitat lizards in general, so different kinds of Creosaurus might be encountered on different planets. (creo - cold; saurus -Okay I'm sold adding Grabbing a bunch of eggs to the list after we wrestle an alpha Gnar for dominance and break in a Ice bat like its a horse >>38595285>Promise>6. You will Tame and Ride a Ice Bat
>>38595378When the fights started, you immediately volunteered to participate. Within moments you knocked out four Ice Wraiths and took Grison into a deadlock. Others also tried their luck against you, but after same results for a few days in a row, everybody agreed - you were the strongest melee combatant in the camp. Only Harmantos never challenged you. Maybe he was afraid to lose in front of his men? Or maybe he respects you too much? You are still not sure. You gain d2 Weapon Skill. If you wish, you may try your hand at one more challenge before the ritual. (pick & roll)Also, picture of exercising Ice Wraiths, nsfw:http://tinypic.com/r/xgbo95/8
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>38595588>You gain d2 Weapon Skill.hooray for gaining stuff
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>38595588Lets skip straight to the ritual.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>38595588Arrow catch?
>>38595588>Tame and ride an Ice BatCmon guys you know you want to
>>38595285>He is wearing nothing but his tunic>time for some steamy geneticaly engineered astartes sex
>>38595896No we'll give them all PTSD.
>>38595916we'll give them something
"Harmantos, you and the Ice Wraiths served the Chapter and the Emperor skillfully and loyally so far. I promise that the secrets you entrust me shall not leave my lips, however you must understand that I can only keep my word as long as you or the Wise Ones won't threaten the Imperium and mankind with your actions. Be assured in the last 35 years of your faithful service I haven't seen the slightest hint of that, but you must understand the terms of my secrecy"ooc I want at least two votes on this to announce our yes for the rituals with these terms
>>38595629+2 WS>>38595677Catching arrows apparently is a favourite past-time for Ice Wraiths. It's your first time in many years since you practiced this skill, but you manage to surprise everyone by taking out up to 12 arrows in a row before one of them hits you. Naturally, you train without arrowheads, so apart from mild pain arrows are harmless. Unlike in close combat, you are not the Champion, but you are among the best, Kastus managed to take out 17 arrows in flight before being hit. Harmantos once more refuses to participate.+++When the day of the Ritual comes, Harmantos comes to your tent in person. >Come, it is time. He gives you a simple set of white clothes and smiles.>As you will be only an observer, please do not speak at all during the whole ritual. You will enter together with others, sit in the location which I will show you and remain there until we are done.After he receives your agreement, he leads to towards the cave in the mountainside, most of the other marines are already there. They wear white tunics, just like yours, but you notice, that they bear various small offerings, such as honey, meat, even standard IG rations.When you enter the cace, Harmantos shows you were to sit and you do so. Other marines go closer towards something what looks like a rock shaped in a strange way and then they all sit down. Then Harmantos starts to sing the way you did back on the mountain peaks together with Grison's men. Other brothers follow his example. After a few minutes of this singing, shapes appear on the other end of the cave and Gnars appear.
>>38596048voting for this
>>38596091I was going to go on, but 2000 sign limit and late hour stopped me. Thank you for playing and goodnight, we'll play next Monday! (unless I have a free evening earlier, which is unlikely, monitor the chat!)
>>38596132thanks for running this quests Skargan
>>38596091Good run, went with surprisingly few catastrophes.I got a bad feeling
>>38596223>inb4 Gnars are genetically modified Humans to survive the planet>Inb4 Wise Ones are the leaders that maintained their humanity over the centuries