Your name is Michael Dunkin, and you work for the Inquisition. Previously you were a sergeant in the 291st Cadian Shock Troopers, but now you find yourself in the company of Inquisitor Christina Massey, of the Ordos Xenos. Following your recruitment into her ranks you took to your new occupation well, going beyond the call of just a standard bodyguard. Despite your initial suspicions about Inquisitional life you’ve met many interesting but welcoming characters in the Inquisitors company. However, with it came the drama you heard of. And then some.Delving into the less pleasant parts of the Antebellum, you help Melodi track down...something. Though a bit of your pride is damaged, the trip is lacking in excitement besides a surprise run-in with Father Mikel. Before that, however, you had a long talk with Melodi about the story behind Naomi and all that entails. Going further by talking with Vincent, you're slowly beginning to get an idea of the whole picture. However, things never seen to stay calm for long.______Previous Threads (Part One: A Fresh Start):http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=A%20Fresh%20Start%20(Quest)Previous Threads (Part Two: Changing Times):http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Changing+timesTwitter:https://twitter.com/Elijah_QMThe Story So Far(Work in Progress)http://pastebin.com/Y76zXF9i
>>38699804You step out of the elevator and grow closer to the Inquisitor's quarters when you hear shouting coming from within. Normally you'd be reaching for your gun at this point, but you recognize the voices and it fills you with a different sort of dread.It's Naomi and Christina. Neither sound particularly happy.Approaching with caution, you quickly weigh your odds. As it stands, none seem too appealing.>Tread cautiously, listen in at the door.>Keep a safe distance, wait it out.>Go in fast and hard, try and defuse things.
>>38699827>>Tread cautiously, listen in at the door.Until it gets worse/develops further, then>>Go in fast and hard, try and defuse things.
>>38699827>>Keep a safe distance, wait it out.
>>38699827>Go in fast and hard, try and defuse things.
>>38699827>>Tread cautiously, listen in at the door.Lets get some context first before we go in.
>>38699827Ere we go, ere we go, ere we go.>Tread cautiously, listen in at the door.And if it sounds like it's getting bad:>Go in fast and hard, try and defuse things.
>>38699827>>Tread cautiously, listen in at the door.If getting bad>Go in fast and hard, try and defuse things.
>>38699827Though you lack the gear for the job, you set up as if you're about to breach and clear the room. However, lacking a det charge to blow open the door you wait and listen."I didn't lie!" Naomi says. "I just...""Endangered the lives of yourself, the Lieutenant, and everyone else on this ship," Christina cuts her off. "I can't fault you for your intentions, but that's still no excuse.""You keep acting like I'm some sort of ticking timebomb. I'm not a little girl anymore, Mom.""No, you're not, but that doesn't change anything. Your abilities can do as much harm as they can do good. You need proper supervision to ensure you do not-""So you're where Mr. Danil got that line from.""Naomi!""But you don't care about that, or him, do you? Do you know what the last thing he said to me was? 'Run, Miss!' Him, Mr. Alto, Miss Swun. Everyone at the Villa. They died for me. For YOU! And you've never even given enough of a damn to even say anything to acknowledge the fact!"The silence that follows signals now or never. Gripping the door with one hand, you give a brief knock with the other before opening it and stepping through. Inside, you find both women looking equally surprised at your arrival. At once Naomi appears guilty while Christina reverts back to her Inquisitorial mask."Lieutenant," She says, briefly looking from Naomi to you. "Is there something you need?">"I heard you two from down the hall.">"...am i interrupting something?">"Was checking in, seeing if you needed me for anything."
>>38700526>"Was checking in, seeing if you needed me for anythingalso>"I heard you two from down the hall."
>>38700526>"I heard you two from down the hall."
>>38700526>"...am i interrupting something? I could hear the both of you from down the hall."
This has been bothering me for 20 threads, what that black thing within the red ring?
I'm trust you guys not to screw everything up. Good luck, and make smart decisions!
>>38700847When have we made smart decisions?
>>38700557Sure this. Seconded.
>>38700557this is good enough.
>>38700870We're not dead yet nor are we unemployed, that means all of our decisions were smart on some level.
Hey Elijah, you should have an All Guardsman Party cameo.
>>38700790(Good question. I have no idea.)>>38701091(It's a big galaxy. Full of interesting sorts.)>>38700526"Just checking in, seeing if you needed me for anything," You say, closing the door behind you. "I heard you two from down the hall."At that Christina briefly shares Naomi's guilty expression, but it quickly passes."Have we gathered a crowd?" She asks."Not yet," You shake your head. "Though I can't say that'll last if you keep at it..""And...how much did you hear?""Mainly the last bit.""I see," Christina says, clearly uncomfortable. For her part, Naomi seems equally thrilled. "I'm sorry about that. We were talking, and I suppose we both got a little... carried away."Though she remains silent, Naomi's expression is a clear cry for help.>"Mind filling me in on what started all this?">"A little, ma'am?">"Sounded like one hell of a talk.">Other?
>>38701123>"Mind filling me in on what started all this?"
>>38701123>"A little, ma'am?">"Mind filling me in on what started all this?"
>>38701123>>"Mind filling me in on what started all this?"
>>38701123>(Good question. I have no idea.)I think it was a bit of text on the original file that you changed but missed erasing that part
>>38701123>"A little, ma'am?">"Mind filling me in on what started all this?">"Actually, wait, I think I've got an idea of what it was."
>>38701123>"Sounded like one hell of a talk."
>>38701226(That's what i was thinking too. I'll fix it later.)>>38701123While you may not be family you were tasked with protecting both of them. Even from each other."Mind filling me in on what started all this?" You ask, though your gut already knows the answer."I suppose it was good you stopped by," Christina sighs, leaning against her desk. "We were discussing several things, but among the primary issues, you were one of them.""Ah," You say, suspicions confirmed."As you may have overheard, and as I told you before, I was...upset to hear about what she had planned," Christina says. "I was attempting to explain why this was not a wise course of action, but she's proving...difficult to see reason.""She won't listen to me, but she'll hear you," Naomi spoke up. "We've already done some stuff not in the beginner's handbook. I mean, I may not be the greatest, and I wasn't completely aware of the whole story at the time, but you know I can handle myself when it comes to being a psyker. I can show you for real if you just give me a chance. Just...try telling her that."While perhaps the most disorganized Psyker you've ever met, Naomi certainly has a knack for her psychic abilities. Even if she wasn't fully aware she was using them to a major extent. However, you've also known plenty of Psykers that fit the bill of Ticking Timebomb. Both women look to you to say something.>"Naomi's no child, ma'am, and she's not as reckless as you think.">"You don't know how it can get, Naomi. I've seen what the Warp can do first-hand. It's...not pretty."
>>38701608>>"You don't know how it can get, Naomi. I've seen what the Warp can do first-hand. It's...not pretty."
>>38701608Hmmm. Naomi's not given much indication that she's particularly gung-ho with her powers. On the other hand I think Mike should note that he's seen some shit, and she should be wary, especially at her tender age.
>>38701608Let's split down the middle, warning of how the warp is fucking nasty AND how she shouldn't be treated like a child.Go for the middle ground, doing the psyker stuff but only under extensive care and observation
>>38701608>>"Naomi's no child, ma'am, and she's not as reckless as you think."
>>38701608It's not something either of them want to hear, but you can only tell them the truth of the matter."Naomi," You say. "I've fought Orks, I've fought Tau, Hell, I've fought just about anything out there with teeth and at least one good eye. But if there's anything that'll make the hair on the back of my neck stand besides a Tyranid, it's the Warp and everything with it. I've seen good people meet terrible ends because of the Warp and what it brings. I'll admit, it's left a bad taste in my mouth."Though clearly downtrodden, Naomi offers no rebuttal. However, before Christina can continue you turn to face her."You just have to keep in mind, a lot of times it was because some crackpot was actually TRYING to sacrifice himself to a dark god. You ask me to think of an Imperial psyker and I see a twitchy, hunched over poor sot with a psychic hood over his eyes with a firing squad always at the ready. Looking at Naomi, I wouldn't know she was one unless you told me. Well, I mean, besides..."Having tripped over your thoughts, Naomi offers a quiet giggle while Christina seems to take in your words with a thoughtful smile."What I'm getting at is that Naomi's not a kid, but more importantly, she's not stupid," You continue. "You have to give the girl credit, ma'am, but I agree you've got good reason to be worried. But... we've both seen the types that turn bad, haven't we? I can't say she's one.""No, I can't say she is," Christina admits. "I'm only overzealous because I have to be, you know this.""I do," You nod. "Just...cut the girl some slack, ma'am? She's yours after all; she's got the brains to handle herself."Rolling her eyes, Christina briefly smiles before becoming sullen.(Cont.)
>>38702593"Thomas Danil, age 42," She says in a quiet tone. "No living family, no major contacts outside my other operatives; he was a good operative, a great teacher, and a kind man. The yearly bonus I gave him primarily went to you, along with the rest of his salary. He may have been your primary instructor, but I suppose I also paid him to be the parent I couldn't be.""Mom..." Naomi says, expression softening as she approaches her. At first hesitant, she embraces Christina, and though caught off the Inquisitor returns in. For the briefest moment you see Christina smile in a way that's neither forced nor sarcastic. It's a rare but pleasant sight.Then she seems to remember you're there and it's gone as soon as it came. Gently but firmly, she pushes Naomi to arms length."I'm sorry," She says."I think we both needed to get it out of our system," Naomi admits."Hmm," Christina nods, then raises a brow. "On the subject, where did you pick up your new penchant for swearing?"At that Naomi's cheeks redden and she offers a very guilty laugh."N-Nowhere," She says, but quickly wilts under the Inquisitor's gaze. "Uncle Vinny says it adds character.""That man," Christina sighs. "I'll talk with -him- later. In the meantime, I need to speak with the Lieutenant.""Don't worry, I get it. Super secret Inquisitor stuff," Naomi says in a resigned tone, turning and making her way towards the door.Before she passes you she mouths a silent 'thank you.' When she's gone, Christina clears her throat, embarrassed.(Cont.)
>>38702611"It wasn't my intention for you to play referee," She admits."I gotta earn my meal ticket somehow," You shrug."Of course you do," She replies dryly. "While you're here I may as well tell you now. We'll be visiting Alexi in two days to discuss the situation here and in other parts of the sector involving the insurgents.""Belly of the beast," You note."You've spent too much time with Vincent," She warns. "I ask that you keep on your best behavior while we're there. Understood?">"If he lays a hand on you...">"Yes, ma'am.">"Anything happens, it won't be cause I started it."
>>38702625>>"Anything happens, it won't be cause I started it."We can play the good old cadian hardass role, if anyone isn't deterred by that its there own damn fault.
>>38702625>"Yes, ma'am."We are professionals
>>38702625>>"Yes, ma'am.""Cadian Death Glare armed and ready."
>>38702625>"Anything happens, it won't be cause I started it."Also, What exactly will we be doing while there, guarding the little one? guarding her? best to get prepared now
>>38702625"Yes, ma'am," You say, though you're far from looking forward to it. "Any major standing orders while we're there?""Just do what you do best," Christina says with a smirk. "Stand there silently and glare at everyone.""Sounds doable."At that Christina laughs, and at the sound you smile."Well, that was...certainly something," She notes, moving around to sit at her desk. "Was there anything else you actually needed?"Remembering your original purpose, you decide things ended well enough for you to still ask with little problem. You hope."Roxy asked for me to join her and Alpha for a night out on the town," You say. "I told them I was all for it, but I thought I'd check in with you first. Make sure I wasn't needed.""As far as I'm aware, no," Christina answers. "No, no, please. You've earned a break from all this madness.""So have you," You point out."I have plans for tonight as well, rest assured," Christina says, smiling at your surprised expression. "Nothing so grand, I assure you. Simply a night spent with Naomi. After what happened before, I think we could use the time to bond.""Happy to hear it, ma'am.""Now, go have fun. Just...not too much fun. I need you sober by tomorrow night.""Will do."Bidding her farewell, you left her room to find Naomi waiting for you in the hall. Pushing herself off the wall, she smiles wryly."I suppose it's my fault," She admits. "I thought the 'don't tell Mom' bit went without saying for our agreement.">"She's my boss, Naomi. I couldn't -not- tell her.">"Have you ever tried keeping something from an Inquisitor?">"She only does what she does because she cares, Naomi."
>>38703249>>"Have you ever tried keeping something from an Inquisitor?" (Joke)>>"She only does what she does because she cares, Naomi."
>>38703249>"She only does what she does because she cares, Naomi."but >"Have you ever tried keeping something from an Inquisitor?"she can read me like a book with very large print.
>>38703249>"She's my boss, Naomi. I couldn't -not- tell her.">"Besides, have you ever tried keeping something from an Inquisitor?"
>>38703249>>"She only does what she does because she cares, Naomi."
>>38703249besides, i usually don't keep secrets from her for various reasonsdid I saw a hint of jealosy at the don't have too much fun line?
>>38703451I mean I guess you can interpret it like that but I just saw it as 'don't get so wasted that you aren't functional tomorrow.'
>>38703249>you may be cute, but she's the one I answer to,>Have you ever tried keeping something from an inquisitor?
>>38703513thats how i say it as well.
>>38703513well, the thing is 2 days from now and we never got that totalled before, thats why I though it was it
>>38703249"Have you ever tried keeping something from an Inquisitor?" You ask, trying to make light of it. "I can play Tarot with the best of them, but she can read me like a book.""I suppose," Naomi admits. "She doesn't stop until she gets what she wants, that's for sure. Must be why she's an Inquisitor.""Yeah, she's an Inquisitor. She's also your mother," You say. "She's a bit overbearing, but remember where we found you?"You may have overstepped there, judging by her expression, but you press on."She only does it because she cares, Naomi," You say. "You can't blame her for caring.""No, I can't. I just..." Naomi shakes her head, smiling. "I know, I know. It's alright. Thanks again, for sticking up for me.""Happy to do it," You say, returning it. "Just...try not to give her anymore reason to worry.""She's gonna do that all by herself," Naomi mutters. "I mean, will do!"Though you feel as if the girl's going to be further trouble, you leave to get ready for tonight. Though you don't expect trouble you're also fairly paranoid. Knife being a given, you debate taking something with a bit more kick.>Openly wear a holstered laspistol.>Wear it discreetly.>Stick with just the knife.
>>38703799>>Openly wear a holstered laspistol.I'd rather no one fuck with us tonight.
>>38703799>Wear it discreetly.
>>38703799>>Wear it discreetly.
>>38703799>Wear it discreetly.better to have and not need it than need it and no have it.
>>38703799>>Openly wear a holstered laspistol.
>>38703799>Openly wear a holstered laspistol.bonus to glaring
>>38704103This>>Openly wear a holstered laspistol.our Cadian glare will be much more effective
>>38703799Having learned a few cliche but effective means of hiding firearms on you, the laspistol is hidden beneath your clothing in short order.In short order the time arrives and you enter the hangar to find Alpha there and loading onto a public transport meant for general crewmen leaving for shore."LT!" Roxy called, waving you over. "Glad you could make it.""So, what's the plan?" You ask, taking a seat with them."Ain't it obvious?" Casus asks. "Get shitfaced.""Some of us," Burk says, looking none to approving."How much you drink's on you," Roxy shrugs. "But if we have to carry your ass back to the ship you're sweating it off in the brig.""Sounds fun," You say. "Glad to see we're all here."You nod to Gabriel who replies in kind, looking more than happy to finally be off the ship, even if only for shore leave. He seems to have grown more accustomed to the new legs, reclining in his seat as he usually did."So where we heading?" You ask."Still deciding on that one," Roxy admitted. "Where we go'll dictate the quality of company and drink. As well as how many Arbites are around.""Do we plan on being criminals?""Well, no, but you gotta consider every outcome."You can't help but chuckle as they continue to try and decide on which level of the hive to try.>Upper hive, with the more respectable members of society.>Middle hive, with the common worker.>Lower hive, with the most unknowns and interesting characters.
>>38704222>Middle hive, with the common worker.
>>38704222>>Middle hive, with the common worker.we can go up or down as drunkenness dictates.
>>38704222>>Middle hive, with the common worker.
>>38704222>Lower hive, with the most unknowns and interesting characters.feels like homeC'mon guys! where is your sense of adventure?
>>38704337buried in a ditch on a exterminatus world in the warp.
>>38704222>lower hivethere's a higher chance of shenanigans, also maybe paid work.sidenote: does anybody else here read Roxi with the voice of Pam from Archer, Christina with Lana's voice, and Melodi with Cheryl's voice?
>>38704585Can't say that I do man.
>>38704222>Middle hive, with the common worker.>>38704337Dead With the rest of our unit
>>38704222It's more or less unanimous that the middle hive is your target, as is it that of the majority of the rest on the transport. Before long you reach a docking bay and are offloaded with the others, spilling out into the bustling street as the nightlife begins to pick up."Don't have too much fun there, Jo," Wyack says.Having no qualms with openly displaying a firearm, Jonah regards the other trooper and his surroundings with an equal amount of neutrality. You sense it wasn't his own desire that brought him out here."I'll make every effort," Jonah replies."That's the spirit," Wyack chuckles.Inspecting your surroundings, you remain next to Roxy at the front of the group."So, plan on joining us in a drink or are you joining Burk as Designated Herder?" She asks."Herder?" You ask."Well we sure as hell ain't driving. We're a bit like a herd of ornery grox when drunk, hard to keep together. So we keep one or two sober to play sheperd."You can't help but chuckle at the comparison.>"A drink or two won't hurt.">"I feel like Burk's gonna need a hand.">Roll a 1d20.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38704652>>"A drink or two won't hurt."
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38704652>>"A drink or two won't hurt."Pls no 1. Fucking d20s
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38704652>"A drink or two won't hurt."
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38704652>"I feel like Burk's gonna need a hand."
>>38704692>>38704675>>38704678Looks like we'll be a tad hungover.
>>38704652>>"I feel like Burk's gonna need a hand."we need to stay sober for work tomorrow
>>38704675>>38704678>>38704692>>38704714Hmm. I don't think this bodes well for us.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38704748seconded.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38704652>Drink, drink, drink.Here's some new reading material. Its called The Activity. It's about spooks and special operators.https://mega.co.nz/#!G5EBEaiS!syDm8oEWzaW1Q0S5A3-lJQ71DVW2bChYsblfSYiVAhcAnd here's an updated new punisher linkhttps://mega.co.nz/#!vkc0iZwJ!83IhwN_s-noar1XUU9HxFV4WpmSbAceZV_tkfT76fYQ
>>38704777I thought it was a drunk tolerance check but considering we had to roll it even though we could be DD means it might be something else.
>>38704675>>38704678>>38704692>>38704714>All these rollsinb4 we wake up on Alexi's ship
>>38704839next to him in bed.
>>38704925Good thing we have that knife
>>38704925We wake up next to Vincent in bed.
>>38704925That would be double nat 1s.>>38704978That would be double nat 20s.
>>38704925>we wake up next to one of his body guards>We're here new boy toy>Our situation when.
>>38705042thank god were not a pretty boy ace pilot then.
>>38705096>That does not change the fact that we just got tenderly loved.
>>38704828And here's just new issues of the punisher if you downloaded it from the last thread it was posted in.The Punisher issue 10-15https://mega.co.nz/#!G51CQDiD!2AOpGisGEropvtA6N1tAbRUkGRbBn_c7uvcyziFULe4>>38704839>>38704925>>38704978Even in the grim-drak future of 40k the military is still the gayest straight club ever.
>>38705183>And still the navy is the straightest gay club ever.
>>38705215>>38705183Hey, I'm not gay but twenty bucks is twenty bucks, and he bought me drinks all night.
>>38705183are you giving the commissars a new method of punishment on purpose?"1 week pleasure box for insubordination!"
>>38705183>Even in the grim-drak future of 40k the military is still the gayest straight club ever.When you've got a bunch of young guys cooped up together with nothing to do and no women, what do you expect.
>>38705266>>38705215>>38705183>meanwhile the airforce is playing with their joysticks and being perma-vigins.
>>38705183Hey, anybody got the first 10 issues of this comic, or know where I can find them?
(Sorry about that. Got pulled away to do shit. Glad to see you lot kept things lively.)>>38704828(Thanks for the new stuff, mate. Now I'll have all new ways to ignore college work/questing.)>>38704832(You might not be wrong.)>>38704652"Eh," You shrug. "A drink or two won't hurt.""That's the spirit," Roxy grins.After a bit of searching you all find a bar not looking particularly upstanding or too grimy. Piling inside, you find a table able to seat you all and go about ordering the first round."So, you gonna fess up now or do I gotta drink you under the table first?" Roxy asks lowly, voice lost to the others in the buzz of the room."What do you mean?" You ask."Don't be coy," She squints. "Something's up with the Inquisitor and the Commander. Vincent's gotta a bigger pole up his ass than usual. You're with them more often than us, so you've gotta know something."It'd raise too many questions to just cut and run, but you can't just ignore her either. She'd make sure you couldn't.>"It's a mess, I know that much.">"I thought we were supposed to leave work at the ship.">"I'm inclined to the drinking contest.">Other?
>>38706188>"It's a mess, I know that much."
>>38706188>>"I thought we were supposed to leave work at the ship."seriously don't ask.
>>38706188>>"I thought we were supposed to leave work at the ship."
>>38706188>"I thought we were supposed to leave work at the ship.">"It's a mess, I know that much."
>>38706188>>Other?you remember that asshole at the ball who tried to mind fuck me i might have to deal with him again?(half-truth)
>>38706188>Other?"Not something to chat about when we're dirt side. How about waiting until we're on the ship?"
>>38706188>>"It's a mess, I know that much."Lets try to also stress the point that excessive talking on this subject would result in him, us, and everyone within 10 feet of us getting blammed (not necessarily true but still)
>>38706188>"It's a mess, I know that much. not just a mess, but an Inquisitorial political mess. Best not to dig too deep here Roxy."
>>38706256>>38706188Yeah this might be enough. Alexi's presence would explain why everyone is so pissed off.
>>38706188>Other?shit that if anyone finds you asked about it will get you shot.
>>38706188Procrastination for the Procrastination God These two sound good:>>38706256>>38706259>>38706117That would be here:>>38704828For Issue 1-15 the other one was for anyone who had 1-10
>>38706188>>"I thought we were supposed to leave work at the ship.">>Seriously, talking about that shit out of turn will get people shot.
>>38706487please note we're in a place not secured against snooping and ANY info is more than no info.
>>38706543>"So, you gonna fess up now or do I gotta drink you under the table first?" Roxy asks lowly, voice lost to the others in the buzz of the room.im pretty sure our voice is not gonna carry right now.
>>38706188"You don't want in on this, Rox," You assure her. "Trust me.""Why not?" Roxy asks, objection clear."Because talking about it can get us all shot."At that her eyes widen."You remember the guest from the ball?" You ask. "Put me in a damn near coma on the spot?""Hard to forget," Roxy mutters. "I'd have kicked his ass if She'd let me.""Well, he's around and being a real pain in the ass about it," You say. "I can't say more."Before she can reply Wyack cuts her off."Gettin' cozy over there early, ain't we, sirs?" He grins, jabbing a thumb behind him. "Bathroom's that way, for future reference.""Piss off, Wy," Roxy replies sweetly with a one-fingered salute.Letting out a snort, the Trooper regards you curiously for anything as some of the others watch on.>"Thanks for the worry, Trooper, but I went before I left.">"Give me a few drinks and even you'll start looking promising. Maybe more than a few.">"Just going over just how well you lot have been doing.">Other?
>>38706732>>"Thanks for the worry, Trooper, but I went before I left.">"Just going over just how well you lot have been doing."
>>38706732>"Give me a few drinks and even you'll start looking promising. Maybe more than a few."
>>38706732>>"Just going over just how well you lot have been doing."white lie best lie
>>38706732>>"Give me a few drinks and even you'll start looking promising. Maybe more than a few."
>>38706732>"Thanks for the worry, Trooper, but I went before I left."Welp, time to seem clueless.
>>38706732>"Give me a few drinks and even you'll start looking promising. Maybe more than a few."no questions this is the military response.
>>38706732>"Thanks for the worry, Trooper, but I went before I left.">"Just going over just how well you lot have been doing."
>>38706732"Thanks for the worry, Trooper, but I went before I left," You answer dryly. "Besides, Sergeant Kelleher and I were just talking about how well Alpha's been performing.""Top scores all around?" Casus asks."You bet your ass we're the best," Roxy grinned. "Well, most of us. Then there's Wy.""You're just not addin' in morale support," the man chuckles. "Somebody's gotta have a sense'a humor on that damn tub.""No arguments there," Gabriel chips in.Letting the conversation remain casual and low-key, you lean back and enjoy the time spent with friends. And amasec that's not too terrible.>Roll a 1d20.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38707576Rollan not to wake up in a cell
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38707576I apologize in advance.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38707576Hail Satan!
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38707576
>>38707606Don't, I love you anon!
No more rolls, 18 is solid
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38707576
>>38707633I swear to emprah if that had been a 1...
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38707576Its too late dice gods! This extra dice can no longer harm us!
>>38707702please don't mock RNGesus the patron saint of all dice.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38707773whats the worst that can happen?
>>38707576The first few rounds come and go with little to no effort. You've managed a lot more, much higher quality stuff back on the ship. Most of your own comrades are the same, though the youngest member, Jami, seems to be a bit happier and more outspoken than usual."Fffuck you, man!" Jami grumbles. "That shit wasn't funny!""You nearly drowned in a puddle," Roxy says. "You didn't actually drown, so we're allowed to laugh.""Even I laughed at the time," Jonah admits."Scariest fuckin' sound I ever heard..." Jami mutters.The next set of rounds soon arrive and the night is still young. You admit you're feeling good, but not too good. Enough to unwind.>Keep going.>Cut yourself off here.
>>38707905>>Keep going.no man left behind! exept for the designated herder
>>38707905>>Cut yourself off here.Nope. Nope Nope Nope.
>>38707905>>Keep goingOne more set should be good.>inb4 nat 1
>>38707905>Cut yourself off here.Someone has to get these drunks back to the ship before they kill someone.
>>38707905>Cut yourself off here.
>>38707905>Cut yourself off here.We promised. No getting shitfaced.We need to be sober and healty for tomorrow.That means no excessive drinking and no fighting tonight.
>>38707955That's why we got Burk
>>38707905>>Cut yourself off here.NOPENOPENOPENOPE
Rolled 8 (1d20)rolling for dice gods opinion on our chances at another round.
>>38707980He's just one man.He needs our help.
>>38707905we have one more round in us>Keep going
>>38708064yeah and just touching the solid black floating ball the wizard just made can't hurt.
>>38708093Shhh, no tears, only liquor
>>38707905>>Cut yourself off here.WE HAVE A MISSION TOMARROW
>>38708084ment to vote for keep going
>>38707905>Cut yourself off here.we have a mission soon, so getting smashed will not do good for our capability on the mission.
>>38708173>>38708112What are you guys afraid off? It's not like we haven't done it before.
>>38708189and a hangover from hell wont help shit.
>>38708219for me it's the fact we actually have shit we need to keep secret.
>>38708219We are planning to match fellow cadians and guardsmen drink for drink.Historically this has never gone well. with us or any other guradsman.
>>38707905>Cut yourself off here.Sorry if I am late
>>38708248We ain't about to spill everithing, and I doubt this is any worse then the times we went drinking with vincent. We should have another round to bond with Alpha and then stop when we are properly drunk.
>>38708310we hang with Alpha a lot mainly Roxywe act like a go between them and the Agents.
>>38708310When we went drinking with vincent we didn't remember what happened had a hangover and didn't have exterminatus level secrets on our minds with curious people around.
>>38708310You do remember that there is another inquisitor here that has beef with our inquisitor?I'm more worried about him trying to grab us when we are pissed.
>>38707905You hold off, content with the way you are now."Ah, come on, LT," Roxy grins. "You sure?""I think Burk could use a hand," You say.While others lightly scorn you, the Troopers gives you a grateful smile and a nod. Sitting back, you enjoy the slow but steady decline in quality of the conversation at the table as the others grow steadily more intoxicated."...and BOOM!" Casus declares, opening his closed hand dramatically. "It was...i-it was like a message from the Emperor himself. I kn...kna...knew, then, what I was going to do with my life. Granted, the...garden...shop...thing, was never the same, but. BUT! I've been blowing things up on purpose ever since.""Explains the lack of eyebrows," Jonah notes, sending several of his comrades into giggling fits."They're there!" Casus objects, looking hurt. "Just...ya know...regrowing, from last time.""What was last time?" You ask."Don't remember."The rest of you laugh, if a little at his expense.>Roll a 1d20.
>>38708372Also we apparently got rich and nearly broke our bionic leg.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38708417
>>38708363>mainly Roxythat's my point, we have all the gang here right now>>38708372So we never getting drunk again? We are not stupid enough to talk about that.
>>38708417For the emprah! just got two really bizzare errors, is 4chan shitting itself?
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38708417
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38708417rolling for perception>>38708452pretty much yes. it's around the same level of security my job requires. last guy who wouldn't wise up and stop getting too drunk was fired.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38708473Yeah...must be Saturday>>38708417
>>38708417Shortly after, you feel it.It's faint, difficult to sense at first with your merry mood, but it soon becomes clear. Your gut's warning you of trouble, but as always the specifics are left for you to find.You glance around casually, trying to look for anything out of the ordinary, but see nothing but the crowd befitting such a place. It might be nothing, and you don't want to ruin the mood because of your own paranoia, but the feeling remains.>Warn the others.>Wait it out.
>>38708756>Warn the others.Switch to water guys.
>>38708756>Warn the others.I'd be fine with letting it lay but we got a lot of people on the planet interested in us.
>>38708756>Warn the others.I've got a bad feeling about this.
>>38708756>>Warn the others.Shore Leave is no excuse to be careless.
>>38708756>>Warn the others.
>>38708756>>Warn the others.Were probably being tailed... Not suprising but still gives us an excuse to capture, torture, and execute one of that inquisitors agents! We had no way to know he wasn't a lying heretic sir, I'm very sorry.
>>38708756>>Warn the others.time to go
>>38708756>Wait it outLETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!
>>38708756"Guys?" You ask softly enough for your words to not carry far.As it stands only Burk and Jonah are fully sober, you and Gabriel being a close second with the rest varying degrees of intoxicated but still coherent. The three still paying attention turn to you."We've got trouble," You continue. "I don't know what, but something's up.""Agreed," Jonah adds. "I've felt it for a time now. We're being watched.""Great," Gabriel mutters. "What do we do?">Play it cool, see if anyone makes a move.>Pay the bill and split before things get worse.
>>38708923>>Pay the bill and split before things get worse.Might be better just to leave.
>>38708923>Play it cool, see if anyone makes a move.
>>38708923>>Pay the bill and split before things get worse.That'll cue the others in.
>>38708923>>Pay the bill and split before things get worse.we had our fun time to go
>>38708923>Pay the bill and split before things get worse.Lets grab our chips the heck back to the ship.
>>38708923>Pay the bill and split before things get worse.But also play it cool
>>38708923>Play it cool, see if anyone makes a move.Hopefully it's not something inclined to kill us.
>>38708923>>Play it cool, see if anyone makes a move.Its almost certainly the inquisitor business, we can bring them on a wild goose chase and hopefully ambush them
>>38708923>Pay the bill and split before things get worse.each sober gets an intoxicated, dibs on Roxy
>>38708923"Let's split before whoever's watching makes a move," You suggest."And proceed to walk into an ambush," Jonah deadpanned."Better to catch us on our feet than sitting down," Gabriel adds. "Each of us grab a drunk; Jonah, you take the lead.""Will do," Jonah replies.Of the group, only Jami and Wyack are intoxicated enough to require any serious help. Casus and Roxy are obviously under the influence, but not enough to be too much of a pain."So," Roxy murmurs, playing up her role as she cling to your side for support as you both stand. "How many do you think it'll be?""Probably a few too many," You answer back."Packing?""Yup.""Fuck yeah. This should be fun."With Gabriel assisting Jami and Burk taking Wyack, Casus manages to pull off a surprisingly believable 'I'm not drunk' look despite the truth of the matter.Covering the bill, the group begins to make its way back into the crowded street."Okay, we're out and nothing happened," Jonah notes. "Do we head home or double back, lay an ambush?">No games. Start back.>Confront whoever's tailing you.
>>38709440>Confront whoever's tailing you.we need to know if this is inquisitor or local problems.
>>38709440>>No games. Start back.Too many peeps that can't fight well right now.
>>38709440>No games. Start back.How about we get out of here before the obviously prepared enemies arrive.
>>38709440>No games. Start back.>Try to contact someone. Let them know you're on your way back with some "rowdy friends."
>>38709440>Confront whoever's tailing you.We could always stumble and get ""left behind"" by the group, who knows how drunk we are...
>>38709440>Confront whoever's tailing you.Knowledge is power and I wanna know who's trying to get a bead on us.
>>38709440>>No games. Start back.we have drunks with us and they are in no condition to fight
>>38709599We aren't super human man. Mike is good but not good enough to get the drop on"Probably a few too many,"And even then he was talking in context of having everybody with him.
>>38709599This is a good plan,take roxy with us and confront the tailers
>>38709651Were armed and mostly sober, they expect unarmed drunks... also I'm currently leaning towards the inquisitor being a dick and having spies on us as opposed to a kidnapping group, its very likely they'll ignore us and follow the main group.
>>38709681Why would you even take Rox when she can barely stand?
>>38709440"We're in no shape for anything crazy," You say. "I can give as good as I get in a fight, but I don't want those two in the middle of it."You signal to Wyack and Jami."Smart," Gabriel nods."You're the Lieutenant," Jonah replies with a shrug.Calling ahead to the transport of possible trouble, they acknowledge and report they'll keep an eye and an ear out for trouble. Trying to make it not seem obvious of the urgency, you and the others begin to make your way back.>Roll a 1d20.
>>38709725decoy anon, why else would we leave the main group?
>>38709725>taking Rox when she can barely standOh I bet you would want to do that....
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38709844
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38709844Well shit >>38709863
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38709844plz no TPK
>>38709885>>38709863Well they cancelled. 11 is okay though.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38709885>>38709863HAPPENING STATUS: ITS
>>38709885The one time I roll a 20, this guy >>38709863 goes ahead and rolls a 1
>>38709885-HHHHAHAHAHAHA! What're the fucking odds?!
>>38709844Continuing on, you make good time as you grow closer and closer still to the transport. Roxy is less than thrilled to be skipping out on a fight, but as it stands she's much less stubborn then usual. "See anything?" You ask."I do," Jonah says, and the rest tense. "We do, in fact, have company.""How many?""Three, as far as I can tell. No obvious weapons, but they're no fools by any means.""So we get to kick their asses now?" Roxy asks."We're close enough for the others to make it," Jonah muses. "If the Lieutenant wishes, he and I could hold back and...talk, with our pursuers.""You sure that's a great idea?" You ask."I can watch over this bunch," Burk assures you. "I'll throw them onto the transport and come back with as much muscle as I can.""I'm stayin' too," Casus says. "Got somethin' ya might need if it gets hairy.""Me too," Roxy offers."Casus is standing on his own," You say. "You're not.""Fucker," Roxy mutters.>Keep going.>Hang back and wait.If second choice:>Make Casus go with them.>Let him stay.
>>38710394>Hang back and wait.>Make Casus go with them.
>>38710394>Keep going.Welp, nothing to do here!
>>38710394>>Hang back and wait.>>Make Casus go with them.
>>38710394>Hang back and wait.Make Cassus go.
>>38710394"Even so," You continue. "He's going with you."Although clearly displeased at the prospect of leaving the two of you alone, Casus complies without complaint. Loud complaint, at least.After breaking off from the main traffic your group heads for the docking bay you came from. However, shortly after breaking off you and Jonah become scarce and let the others go on."So," Jonah begins. "How are we going to go about this, Lieutenant?">"We'll try talking to them. At first, at least.">"Ambush the ambushers.">"Let's not jump the gun. No deaths.">"Spare one if you can. We could use the intel."
>>38710782>"Ambush the ambushers.">"Spare one if you can. We could use the intel."
>>38710782>>"Ambush the ambushers.">"Spare one if you can. We could use the intel."
>>38710782>"Ambush the ambushers.">"Let's not jump the gun. No deaths."
>>38710782>"We'll try talking to them. At first, at least."It turns out they just heard we had some really good anecdotes.
>>38710782>"Ambush the ambushers.">"Spare one if you can. We could use the intel."3v2 ain't bad odds, especially considering our experience, but let's be clear that is a big if and we'd prefer to come back with him alive than one of them alive
>>38710782>"Ambush the ambushers.">"Let's not jump the gun. No deaths."Broken limbs, missing teeth, gouged eyes and scars? That's fine. Them's learning experiences.
>>38710782>>"Ambush the ambushers.">>"Let's not jump the gun. No deaths."At least not if they don't pull a weapon on us. If they do, shoot em down.
>>38710782"Ambush the ambushers," You say. "And spare one if you can. We could use the intel."For perhaps the first time you see Jonah smile. It's not a sight you'd like to ever see again. Bringing his laspistol to bare, he retrievers a dampener from his pouch and slides it onto his weapon.It's not long after that you hear footsteps approaching, and both of you take cover and wait. Sure enough, a trio of figures appear, no weapon easily visible but all three looking fairly mean.Jonah waits for you to make the first move, and as they close in you spring the trap.>Rely on your blade and fists.>Use your own Laspistol as well.>Roll a 1d20.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38711301>Rely on your blade and fists.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38711301>Rely on your blade and fists.
>>38711344Fuck me...No. Wait.Don't.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38711344Yup>>38711301Love d20s
>>38711344fuck you anon>>38711301
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38711301
>>38711301>Rely on your blade and fists.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38711301Well 5% chance to recover
>>38711344And they've a grenade ready for us. Great job, Anon.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38711301>Rely on your blade and fists.
>>38711301The ever wise GM forgot to add in that you still have two Fate Points left. Just for consideration.
should we go for it?this isn't the most dire of situations but a clean ambush would be nice.
>>38711438Dunno we might be able to bounce back from the 1, you've done failing fowards before
>>38711499we'll probably just completely fail to take out 1 of the guys and our friend apparently is looking forward to doing some damage.
>>38711438Don't spend. Wait till we or someone is actually going to die.
>>38711438Yeah don't spend
>>38711437Spend, we'll get our ass kicked and possibly get executed for heresy.
>>38711438If we don't spend it will we die?
>>38711530>>38711719>>38711723>>38711736You guys have played this before right? Elijah has done failing fowards before, that 1 is just going to botch the ambush not the whole battle.
>>38711785Didn't one guy die and another guy lose his legs?
>>38711825I guess thats true too...Fuck I don't know anymore.
As >>38711785 said I'm not gonna bring down the TPK over just one bad roll. Death isn't going to smack you in the face if you don't spend the point, you'll just not be in the greatest position in the world by any extent of the imagination.Starting now, vote yae or nae for the fate point. Voting ends in five minutes, lightning round.>>38711825I was young, and foolish. Think of this as the New Testament; I've mellowed out in my malevolence. To an extent.
>>38711875nae then, I'll trust you.
>>38711875Which part of the new testament, if were speaking revelations than you got even crazier.
>>38711875naeand decisions need to have consequences
>>38711925(And lo, many a quester did weep that day.)>>38711949(I agree completely, but if Michael went and died that easily we'd not be able to keep on the ride. No, death is a thing too sweet for poor Mike to experience. Yet.)>>38711301You and Jonah strike at once, pouncing on the trio. A heavy right hook from behind sends one man sprawling to the ground, a muffled crack from Jonah causing another to follow shortly after for a more permanent stay.However, the third man avoids your next blow and slams into you. Forcing you back, he bashes you against the wall, landing a blow into your gut that briefly robs you of air."Picked a bad night for a walk, soldier," He growls, then freezes."I think not," Jonah says, pistol pressed against the back of the man's head.Before either of you could react a shout of alarm gets your attention. Back from where the men came, four more have appeared and are making towards you with due haste. Using the distraction, the man pinning you turns around and slugs Jonah in the face, sending the man stumbling backwards as the first man begins to climb to your feet.>Any particular actions to take?>Roll a 1d20.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38712213>Do a barrel roll!
>>38712213start shooting we are out numbered
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38712213Scrawl Elbereth in the dust. It works in nethack and it'll work here!
>>38712213barrel roll to cover and try to grab one of the guys with you.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38712213Take cover
>>38712213>Start shooting and begin to retreatAnd I dont really want to roll...19 is pretty solid.
>>38712364Ah yeah nigga
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38712213Shoot the dude in the face.
>>38712364What is with all these goddamn crits
>>38712364Fucking connection error... oh I crit yeah!
>>38712213Alright.Fuck this.Reaching behind you, you bring your laspistol free from its place tucked away under your shirt. The men in front of you is only partially turned back around when you shoot him in the head. A kick to the face of the man attempting to stand sends him back down, out cold.Without a dampener it's loud, but as a slug round whizzes by your head you know stealth is out the window. Moving behind a nearby dumpster, you fire a few quick shots at the men. You managed to hit one and send the others scattering as on the opposite side of you Jonah takes up position and joins you."Yer fuckin' dead now, mate!" One of them snarls."Feeling's mutual, 'mate'!" You answer.>Any particular actions to take?>Roll a 1d20.
Since Jonah already got one guy unconscious for questioning we can go to town on these guys.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38712571>Purge heresy!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38712571have Jomah call for back up and return fire
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38712571I guess keep laying down fire for now.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38712571>Shoot themShow them the Floyd laser show
>>38712571"That backup sure would be nice right about now," You mutter, snapping off a quick shot.To answer, a hand grabs your head from behind and slams you into the dumpster. Whipping around, you throw a blind punch that catches a man in the throat, but his companion pounces on you before you can recover. Where the hell had these guys come from?Wrestling with the man, you spot Jonah in a similar situation with a man twice his size keeping him in a choke hold that he's scrambling to break.You almost overpower the man attacking you when his companion recovers and moves in to assist. And judging by the shouting, the men from in front are closing in.>Roll a 1d20.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38712986I'm so sorry.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38712986the habbening is here
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38712986I apologize in advance
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38712986>dice gods please!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38712986maybe a nat?
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38712986>>38713032They have answered, they say,"Fuck you"
This is going to hurt...
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38713052>>38712986I'm drunk again
>>38713058Least you are not in the 5
>>38713078All day long, and all night long till because fuck you.
>>38713058Thats it for me, all day its been bad rolls.
>>38712986As much as you struggle, there are simply too many of them for you to take on. Your gun and blade are wrestled from your grasp and a rain of blows send you down to the ground.On the bright side, being pinned between a dumpster and the wall means only three of them can beat on you at a time.You don't know what kind of damage Jonah's getting.As the attacks continue you can only curl up, gritting your teeth as the assault seems to last for eternity.Then, finally, it halts.All at once they halt, and you risk opening an eye to see them having stepped aside to let a middle aged man approach. Squatting down, he looks at you, bloody and bruised, and grins."Where's your God Emperor now, dog?" He chuckles lowly.>Your response?
>>38713183"Right behind you"Then kick him where it hurts as he (hopefully) looks away
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38713183>Throw a fist right into his face
>>38713183"I'm not a guardsman you fucking idiot!"
>>38713183"God damn it man what were you thinking following us like that, we thought you were the arbites or worse... the inquisition!"
>>38713183who the hell are you?
>>38713183can you for fuck sakes end the fucking crit take in the the first 5 roll dumbfuck heads and cenecction errors fuck us over so many times it BULLSHIT
>>38713320The 1 wasn't even in the first 5. It is a stupid rule though.
>>38713342it's a trade off since we for whatever reason seemed to get a lot of saving nat20s after the first 3 in the previous threads.
>>38713342i know but the bullshit of people who roll after we clearly had a good first 3 but still roll because they dont care annoys the fuck out of me
>>38713392>>38713342>>38713320The rule is, first five roll count for our average barring any crits in the first ten rolls. Got to take the good with the bad and that rule has saved us a couple of times.
>>38713507No...its first three rolls with extension to five in they are crits.
>>38713507but it fucked us over more times then its saved and its first of 3 and if a crit is rolled its 5
>>38713183"I'm not a guardsman you fucking idiot!" You growl, spitting blood."A sheep in wolves clothing, then?" The man asks. "I'm not sure if you're incredibly brave or incredibly stupid.""And who the fuck are you supposed to be?""Simple," He says, smiling. "We're the sons of-"A lasrifle cracks and cuts him off, followed by several more and within seconds all hell seems to break loose. A number of men fall while others turn to return fire. Several throw themselves in the way of the man who spoke, at least two receiving a lethal blow for their efforts.As soon as the shooting began it stops, and with effort you pull yourself up to see Burk, Gabriel, and several armsmen sprinting towards you."Sir," Burk says as they arrive, helping you up. "We came as fast as we could. When we heard the shots...""Let's get the hell out of here," Jonah cuts him off, shoving off an armsmen despite obvious injuries. "Grab that one."He points to the man you'd knocked unconscious.Accepting the support from the large Mordian, you grimace at every movement but keep the complaint to yourself.Looking behind you one last time, you and the others make your way back to the hangar bay just in time to hear the distant sounds of Arbite sirens._____________________________While the first five rule may be a bit odd, I'd like to point out all the nat 1's that counted (the last did not because you were able to stand after help arrived) were within the first three rolls. If there's really a major complaint about it I'm willing to go with the flow. You guys decided on the rule, I'll continue to let you guys have your two cents put in on it and anything else. I like to keep good feedback with you guys.Dunno about a Monday thread, but there's still a small chance. We'll just have to see.As always, any complaints/questions/whatever you have, now's the time to voice'em.
>>38713660Ah, nobody expects the spanish inquisition! Also honesty always wins, especially when you get to throw people off with it!
>>38713660I wasn't there when the rule was enacted, but I remember all it was, was a few anons were mad about 20s being on the 4th rolls and what not.The issue is it makes me not want to participate in rolling cause I am afraid by the time I do it'll be already past the first three and I'll fuck everything up with a 1.Would rather just have straight first three personally.Thanks for the run though.
>>38713660Also, I can't wait to interrogate and torture that dude... the look on his face will be priceless!
>>38713660Thanks for the thread bro
>>38713794Now we can bring out all of our inner edgelords in coming up with inventive ways to break him!
>>38713660Thanks for the run Elijah. I hope you like that comic.
>>38713933Pretty sure he'll quickly go from suprised to pissed once he figures out what we meant by not being guardsman...