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 the thousands of Imperial provinces that form the front line in the war to defend Humanity itself. Corruption from within and aggression from without threaten it. But the 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.
Chapter Chronicles and starting point for the initiates:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiDatalogs of the previous thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38588311/Voxcaster frequency (use for operational purposes only):https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net
>>38751626I summon Luigi luck for dice rolls.
The Wise Ones enter the cave. There are only three of them, but they are unlike any Gnar you've seen before. They are elderly, their fur is greyish and their skin is scared. You have no idea what Gnar lifespan is, but they are clearly old. However the strangest thing about them is what they bring with them. One of the elders wears a crudely made amulet on his neck. Other one has something looks like a bag, full of various small tools, probably used for stonecrafting. Third one is carrying a huge bow made of a young tree and has a patch on his right eye. Gnar are widely considered to be nothing more than wild beasts by majority of Mormarkians. You fought them when you first arrived to this Sector more than three decades ago. They were brutal and cunning, but they looked more like monsters than sentient beings capable of crafting and using tools.Harmantos stands up and approaches them with a jar full of honey in his hands. He growls. After a moment of silence, the Wise Ones growl back. A conversation begins.(Roll Logic -10 if you wish to understand)After a few minutes of grunting and a few roars, Harmantos turns to his brothers and with a look of ecstasy on his face proclaims:>Wise ones are pleased by the gifts we brought them! They thank us and they offer us to go on a Dreamwalk with them!Wild cheers erupt from the Ice Wraiths. >Please, Sergeants, arrange your Squads and send one representative each to go with us to experience the Dreamlands. As always, only the most deserving members of our warrior lodge will be granted the privilege!As you traveled here with Sergeant Grison's squad, you are automatically included in his Squad and find yourself in another voting session. After a quick debate, two candidates appear to be in favour.
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>38752494logic roll
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>38752494rolling for logic
>>38752494>>38752525Animalistic grunts are clearly guided by some form of logic, but it is too difficult for you to understand it.+++Kastus voices his opinion:>Grison is our Sergeant and our Brother. He went on a Dreamwalk for two times and each time he returned stronger and more determined. We need our leader to be strong and I cast my vote in his favour.However Arden has a different offer.>I vote for the Chapter Master. He is the guest of our lodge and guest in our Squad. He was the one who urged the whole Squad to wait for me when I fell down the cliff. He has never been on a Dreamwalk, I vote to grant him the honour!Do you agree with being nominated or do you pass and hold onto your original decision not to participate in the ritual?
>>38752525My summoning worked.
>>38752590I do not think we should dreamwalk.
>>38752590I vote for neither, we should let them decide and stay passive
>>38752590I think we should dreamwalk if Harmantos approves, and Grison doesnt minds.When he returned, it was said that ALL fault to his gene-seed disappeared, he became better at regenerating.We are psykers, and dumped a lot of effort into our willpower
>>38752746i second this
>>38752590I vote for dreamwalking
>>38752746So during the dreamwalk we can have our GENETICS tampered with?And you all think this is a remotely good idea?!
>>38752622>>38752715>>38752735>>38752746>>38752780>>38752804it seems we have a tie, voting will decide whether you or Grison will get the honour.+++Please roll d1001-30 = Chapter Master31 - 100 = Grison
>>38752813Not any worse than our original tampering with Klementos, or letting an obviously tampered marine back into the chapter
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>38752839
>>38752839>>38752839I don't like the dreamwalk idea. We can always do it some other time if it turns out to be a Good Thing. We should passively observe and perhaps be on the lookout for warp shennanigans.
>>38752852>Space Marine apothecary studying and repairing known flaws in geneseed>Weird Space Apes we've never met before fucking with our DNA
>>38752899The weird space apes have been doing it under our noses for 35 years and we never once questioned or noticed it. Heck Harmantos have benn as loyal as a Deathwisher
>>38752936We don't know that. We only know that no one has caught him doing anything disloyal. Not always the same thing. Being paranoid is not always a bad thing.Because I am Alpharius!
>>38752985We did catch them with a crate full of random humans they claimed were prisoners they had 'requisitioned' from a prison.
>>38752866The men of the Grison's squad have grown to love you during the Trek. Everyone, including Grison, votes in your favour. Grison smiles:>The Dreamwalk... It is truly something. It changes the way you see life. I am honoured to be able to offer you a chance to experience it.Harmantos is busy organising other squads, you'll have to make decision before talking to him.Also, +4 Chapter XP for your NPCs because of your amazing Charisma.Please vote Y/N on going on a Dreamwalk. As you understand it will be some sort of out of body experience...
>>38752985Well truth to be told there is the matter of kidnapped humans
>>38753004Yes if Harmantos approves
>>38753004yes lets smoke the weed
>>38753004Ythe emperor has already spoken through the rolls
>>38753004yes for Dramwalk
>>38753004Neutral, posting because everyone should vote
>>38753004No on dreamwalk.>CM smiles warmly. Brothers your regard of me is truly humbling. However it would not be fitting as I have just now become familiar with your ways. Let Brother Grison embark on this journey and I will learn all I can from him.
>>38753004In the event of a tie, I vote 'yes'.If not, do not count my vote.
NO:>>38753040>>38753105>>38753161 (votes x2 because of RP)YES:>>38753074>>38753069>>38753092>>38753096>>38753157+++Harmantos smiles warmly when he sees you among the marines who stepped forward to go on a Dreamwalk.>Please, Brothers, follow me.He leads your group, a total of 9 marines, including Harmantos, into a separate cave. Unlike the previous cave, this one is warm and there is a spring running through it. As you step into it you realise that it's coming from the depths of the earth, that's the reason for it's warmth. One of the Wise Ones is waiting for you here. He motions towards a pile of animal furs, which you use to make beds for yourselves. Harmantos warns you:>The Trip might last for days, depending on what paths you shall take, make yourself comfortable. Be ready for an intense mental experience... The hike through the mountains was just a formality. This is the real Trek.As you lay down on your bed of furs, the Wise One approaches you and grunts, extending you a crudely made stone bowl, full of some kind of blueish moss and weird bright red berries. Harmantos explains:>You will have to eat both of these together. Space Marine metabolism is very strong, but when consumed together, these have a kick worthy of a Basilisk. In order to weaken our immune system we also cut our veins open and Apothecary Krayvir shall apply serum to stop our wounds from closing until we fall into trance. Then he will patch us up. After you are in the Dreamland, don't fall back. First trip can be disorientating. Are you sure you want to do this?+++Do you agree to wound yourself?Y/NDo you take both ingredients together?Y/NDo you want to stay with the group after you fall into trance?Y/NAny last words?
>>38753546can we check for pysic residue?can we prepare ourselves to force-wake up, SM have some insanse sleep stuff abilites
>>38753546Do you agree to wound yourself?N. Ask Harmanthos to do it for us as a test of brotherhood.Do you take both ingredients together?Y.Do you want to stay with the group after you fall into trance?Y.Any last words?"May the Primarch and The Emperor guide my path."
>>38753546Also, roll 3d100, different players, please
>>38753546we cut our wrist before we take the ingredients and lastly we stay with the group
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>38753670nat 100 here we go
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>38753546What does "staying with our brothers" entail? We will dream together?I say yes to all. No last words, we plan to wak up
>>38753546Do you agree to wound yourself?NDo you take both ingredients together?YDo you want to stay with the group after you fall into trance?Y"The Emperor protects"
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>38753546Here I come to wreck the daaaaayyyy
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>38753670Rolling, nobody else wants the blame it seemsalso what about residue, see post aboveLast words:Help me, Adriel
>>38753806We ar NOT saying that. Do you want us look bad before the other marines and their furry friends?
>>38753696>>38753704>>38753779>3You manage to enter the Dreamlands without any trouble even without wounding yourself through sheer force of will.>51At first you are strongly disorientated and you are not sure where exactly you are, it seems as if this is some kind of forest and everything around you seems to be covered in a green mist... You notice a group of lights appearing deeper int he forest, you can't make them out, but one of them is especially bright and somehow you realise, that it must be Harmantos.>20You feel quite confident about your abilities and despite what Ice Wraiths think, this is not the first time that you venture into the realms of Limbo. You feel that this... "Dreamland" is different from the realms you visited before, but it is similar. There is power here, real power, but you are not sure what's the nature of it yet. There are shadows among the trees that seem like doors, doors that lead to answers you seek. -Warpsmith trait activates-What shall you do next? Try to reach Harmantos and his group? Follow them in secret? Go find answers to the questions that bother you..?-If you wish to make your own path, think of a single thought (up to 10 words) and roll d100-
>>38753806This is going to be so awkward if Adriel catches us at a furry convention
>>38753806Also, no, no psychic signature was detected on those ingredients.
>>38753992I think we should reach Harmantos and follow him and his group. Doing weird things would only raise suspicion.
>>38754005we are monkeigh everything we do is primitive dabbling for her anyway
>>38754056I agree, also we are new here, If we screw up tailing them, we can get lost, or raise suspicion that we dont trust them. If we fuck up while with them then we might loose a little prestige, but we will more likely to mak it out alive
>>38753992vote to follow HermatosSUGGESTION for othersthought: emprah guide me
>>38753992yes lets follow Harmantos we can make our own path later
>>38754112>>38754120>>38754080>>38754056>>38754124Roll WP (+15) to catch up with Harmantos and his group.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>38754154haha estoy usando el internet!
>>38753992 ok joke time is over, question for the day: how the hell did the others get into this limbois this heresywhat if we encounter demons
>>38753992follow the group
>>38754220Sleeping on drugs is not heresy.Well not more heresy than the Soul Drinkers ritual
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>38754177You shift your form into a dark raven and fly among the spirit trees as if you were born here. Within minutes, you land by Harmantos side in your human form, he doesn't even notice your shapeshifting.>Chapter Master! We thought you didn't make it because your body was too immune to the ingredients... Glad to see you are with us! We are making the Trek to meet with the Mormark... It is not far, but the road is tricky, let us stay together!The spirit-marines follow Harmantos' lead. You are traveling on what appears to be an often used forest path and the journey is easy. However as time goes by you notice that you have seen that same tree before... And that stone... And that bush! You ask Harmantos:>Brother, do you think we are travelling in circles?He looks at you with a serious face:>Yes, I know that. It always happens. Some of us have doubts. But soon we will move on. They are coming.You are not sure what he has in mind.>Who is comind?Harmantos turns away.>Doubts.Suddenly, you notice shadows following your group among the trees. Some marines seem to have noticed them, but they continue moving as if nothing happened. What shall you do?+++Roll d100 and state your actions.
>>38754220>how the hell did the others get into this limboThrough the use of the dankest dank, and willpower>is this heresyEh>what if we encounter demonsI doubt it it's a different kind of Limbo and I don't recall there being demons in the last limbo. Just some kind of powerful force
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>38754421Ask Corvus and the emperor to guide us and reinforce our mind against the "doubts"Thoughts?
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>38754421Ignore the doubts as our brothers do.
>>38754475I didn't know you had it in you Luigi
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>38754421>"Be strong in your ignorance" muttered the Chapter Master as certanty has returned into his steps. He survived fire and ice, been close to total obliteration, looked into the face of deamons, tested his mettle against deamon hunters, and always walked to tell about it. Whatever limbo the ancient Mormark had in stock, he was ready to venture it"
>>387545133 years, had to happen sooner or later.If only it counted
>>38754546Don't worry it'll be ogre soon
>>38754421vs.>>38754465Shadows come from the shadows. They are formless and it hurts to try to comprehend them. They charge your group, attacking your brothers. When they are attacking, some of them turns into horrible beasts, others become human, turning into mothers, siblings or friends. They spirit your brothers away, monsters drag them into the forest, while "good doubts" simply make them disappear. Even Harmantos is attacked by something, but you are unsure what...>>38754475Only you remain untouched. Nothing approaches you, until... A shape appears from the shadows, dressed in full Imperial uniform. And you recognise him. Larion Ursus stands in front of you, looking straight at your very soul. Harmantos and the forest suddenly disappear. You are in a crowded hall. You recognise it. The Halls of Justice on Tachion Primaris. The faceless crowd is screaming and shouting, it barely held in place by a thin line of Arbites. Between the two of you a guillotine stands. Ursus speaks:>Well, boy? Whose execution is this? Is it me, whose head will roll, or yours? Are you sure that I am the heretic you think me to be? Will you put whole Sector, possibly whole Segmentum, at risk just to justify your paranoia? You know that I am that single bolt which is keeping this Sektor together... And you are no Saint to judge me, your sins are just as numerous, if not greater, than mine. But you are blind to your own heresies... So what shall it be? +++You auto-win the contest of wills with your roll, but it is up to you how the encounter ends, it WILL have impact in the future. Also, +1 xp, well rolled.>>38754541Harmantos will survive the spirit-battle.
>>38754864Wow, justice is served to all rolls
>>38754864>>Well, boy? Whose execution is this? Is it me, whose head will roll, or yours? Are you sure that I am the heretic you think me to be? Will you put whole Sector, possibly whole Segmentum, at risk just to justify your paranoia? You know that I am that single bolt which is keeping this Sektor together... And you are no Saint to judge me, your sins are just as numerous, if not greater, than mine. But you are blind to your own heresies... So what shall it be?"You're right, I have no place to execute you over crimes for which I have no evidence. The crime of questionable parentage perhaps, but heresy? No. Mark my words though, I shall find the truth, and on that day none but the Emperor himself could stop the vengeance that will descend upon you. 'Hold this sector together'? Ha! Under you this Sector has grown idle and weak so you can maintain your veneer of stability to the High Lords who tolerate your existence!On all sides the enemies of mankind gather.Chaos Warbands roving the sector unchecked by all but my own Chapter. The pirates of Tartarus, free to ravage Imperial shipping with any attempt of a return strike 'mysteriously' terminated. And the Styrians in Mortis, treacherous dogs and heretics that YOU allowed to secede, abandoning the loyal Imperials that remain there in the process. Even now they intend to strike back upon Deus, and you do nothing, perhaps something worse than nothing...You know I was gone for several years, but you do not know why. Well I have gazed into the abyss, and seen the face of the true heretic. The lust for power, the unflagging certainty of their own benevolence, and the arrogance to think they alone can control the fate of mankind. I destroyed that heresy, but I return to find it lingering amongst my own home. One way or another Ursus, Sector Deus shall be freed of it's taint and become great once more."
>>38755203And then we shoot him?
>>38755203Ursus opens his mouth to say something, but two Arbites grab him by his arms and drag him out of the scene, while the guillotine remains unused... As the scene fades away, you find Harmantos, sitting on a rock in the forest clearing.>Who was it? I don't think that your doubts were based in fear... No, not someone like you. Father? Mother? Siblings? Love? For me, it's always my little brother. I am the leader of the lodge and I always go on the Trek. More than twenty times, but it's a single doubt i could never forget. When they took us from the underhive, back on Terra, I promised him that I will come back and take care of him. I never did. By the Emperor, I know that I did the right thing and my existence now has a meaning, but the doubt lingers on... Others have fell. They must be back to the cave, disorientated, possibly vomiting, or maybe in ecstasy. But they failed the journey. It will be only the two of us who will make the journey this time. Let us move on.Roll d100.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>38755401
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>38755401 My doubt are regarding the danger heresy in this sector, and the danger that our chapter will face and the danger we are faceing
>>38755436>>38755485The rest of your journey is easy, the road is safe and clear. Soon, you leave the woods and find yourselves at the foot of a gigantic icy mountain. Thunder rumbles somewhere around it's peak. You feel that this mountain is the epicenter of the power you felt earlier... Then the rumbling becomes more coherent.>Little-life. Thoughts. Many patterns. Speak.Harmantos kneels and shouts out.>We have come to pay our respects, oh Mormark. May the Spirit of the World live till the stars burn out. Please, accept our praise, oh Lord, we seek your guidance.He turns to you:>Congratulations, Chapter Master. You have made the Trek. Your reward - audience with the spirit entity of Mormark, World Spirit itself. Now you know whom the Ice Wraiths truly worship. Wise Ones are the old inhabitants of this world, after they saved me from my hatred for them and from my wounds, I've seen the true way. Common Gnar are different, they have degenerated too much after the cataclysm, but the Wise Ones are no less intelligent than us, only their intelligence is of a different kind...Mountain rumbles, demigod's don't take lightly to being ignored. Harmantos smiles:>Speak with him. He understands, his language is not that of the tongue, but of the mind.
>>38755820>Greetings World Spirit, what is your wisdom?
>>38755401>"Hermantos, doubts and our fears are part of the trials we face. With either bolter, the sword, or the sanctified machines of the mechanicus we deal with the external threats of the heretic, the mutant, and xenos that wish us harm. But the Internal trails, the doubt, the fear, the despair? Those aren't so simple. They gnaw at us at the worse times, they make us doubt our conviction, they make us doubt each other. But through the bonds you share with your brothers and the bond I share with you, my sons. That we hold fast against our own demons. I want you to know that we are here for you and always shall be, problem is too small always remember that we are here for you and no grave shall take us."
>>38755869Its not the magic conch god damn it. We must ask him specific questions.
>>38755897What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
>>38755897Well I just figured an introduction was in order before we start asking questions.
>>38755820Skarg on a completely in related note could we with the help of the Nestorium priest turn Ironhaunt into a power scythe?
>>38755924Mormarkian, or Vardan swallow?
>>38755820Tell me Spirit of Mormark how you can to be here?
>>38756016*how came you to be here>>38756006If I knew that I would be the Emperor! you have to know these things when you're Emperor, you know
>>38755869>Little-life suffers. Big-life fades. Ocean is polluted with taint. Time of Entropy is here. You see a drop. I see a river. Ask and I will show you the drop you seek.>>38755886.>No grave shall take us, Chapter Master. I pray you are right.
>>38756074Oh great Mormark, what are the dangers that lie ahead for my chapter?
>>38756074How many questions are we getting for this Skarg?
>>38756373I'd like to point out we were encouraged to speak with the spirit. It's not guaranteed we get any questions or maybe it's infinite questions. Also we don't have to just ask questions.
>>38756074Mighty Mormark, I had a vision, a vison of twins, a boy, and a girl in their teens. The boy was on with shining pride, but with an even strongersense of duty, the girl was listenint ot the name Maryam. They held a silver ring which had the insignia of the man who founded the sector, and layed down millenias of history. I suspect they share the blood and ancestry of that man.I wish to know about their whereabouts, to stop chaos and death from spreading upon many worlds, and countless souls! Oh mighty Mormark, can you aid in my search?
>>38756458Well the ones I can think of is >Silencius and associates>Why were we formed>The time of entropy>What plagues the Lord of Mormark>What's in the box>Where's the rouge trader warrant>How can we expose Ursus >Its origins
>>38756074Greetings Spirit of Mormark. I am Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution. Angel of Death, servant of the Emperor. My brothers in arms tell me that you are wise beyond reckoning.Spirit of Mormark, I see one like myself called Silencius. Do you know where he is if he still lives, or if he is dead the manner of his passing?
>>38756736on second thought axe the "Angel of Death" part
>>38756736He is MIA, so I think where might be more appropriate question
>>38756352Weather turns bad, rumbling intensifies and Mormark or the thing that calls itself as such, answers:>Manyfold. Orphan you made will threaten your blood-life before the listening one comes back. Those who carry the plague are preparing a medicine that will make the dead walk. The mushrooms will grow on the tree world later. Vision of you killing many little-lives because of these things. Danger. You feel that your questions have changed the way you will react to some things and threads of Fate have moved, dreamlands are becoming unstable. You have two more questions you may ask, before your audience will come to an abrupt end... What are they? (if you posted, please link and confirm)
>>38756873I repeat >>38756525
>>38757101"I am looking for one called Silencus. He is a keeper of forbidden knowledge, lost to his brethren. I wish to find him, can you aid me in the search?
>>38756525>The blood-branches you speak of are existing on the world you call Solstreim, they hide in the shadow of the throne. If you save their lives, many others will perish, but some others will survive.>>38757101The silent one left his sons on his own will. They know, they lie. He follows in the footsteps of the one you have slain, believing old lies. He believes that Terra must burn in order for Humanity to live. He is seeking cure that does not exist. At this moment he is descending to the world you know as Ophelia VII.+++The Dreamlands are starting to crumble around you and your return back to your body in the cave. Harmantos approaches you and extends his hand, helping you to stand up.>So, Chapter Master, I hope you now realise what our lodge is about? Please, cease to ask us questions and we shall serve you faithfully.+++Is there anything else to do or should we timeskip until you return to the Tombstone?
>>38757446I'm good, timeskip back to the tombstone.
>>38757446Ask if it would be possible to utilize the gnars and or other creatures on Mormork as beast of war.
>>38757446>So, Chapter Master, I hope you now realise what our lodge is about? Please, cease to ask us questions and we shall serve you faithfully.I agree on the condition that you return to Tombstone and before the chaplains renew your vows to the Emperor. Furthermore I expect a report from you personally to me after every activity you undertake such as this trip into the mountains. If you accept then there are no further impediments.
>>38757446Damn, and i had so many questions fine let!s return"You have lied to Harmantos, ever since the day we found you again in those caves with broken armor.However, you have also served me, the chapter, and the Emperor faithfully since that day. You and all your brethren. As long as it remains so, it is fine"
>>38757615*you have lied to ME Harmantossorry typo
>>38757550>Possibly yes, Wise Ones would probably help us to tame their less intelligent brethren. However the real challenge will be making Mormarkians see this as a good thing, they've hate Gnarrs for as long as Mormarkians existed... Also such tactics would be VERY unorthodox.>>38757567>Emperor was a great man, and I still serve him, but unlike the World Spirit, he was no god. However out of respect for you, I will take the vows again, Chapter Master. You will be welcome to join any of our activities as well, however I will have to ask you to lift your invisible "blockade" of initiates to the IInd Company. We are not Soulkillers, we are trying to have a dialogue with you. But IInd Company is ours and we need more men to function properly on the battlefield.>>38757615>I knew that it was too soon to let the truth be known. My loyalty to you or to the Imperium never wavered. +++New year! And shall we finish here for today or you have any replies to Harmantos?
>>38757735My loyalty to you or to the Imperium never wavered.I know brother. It is good to have you. I know I promised to be prudent, but have you found out anything about the humans slaves taken? The Wise Ones dont seem like someone who would ask for blood sacrifice.
>>38757828The first line is indicator what I am responding to if it isnt obvious
>>38757735There was no blockade brother I assure you, I was simply obeying the wishes you conveyed yourself*.* http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23089966/#p23094970
>>38757615>However the real challenge will be making Mormarkians see this as a good thing, they've hate Gnarrs for as long as Mormarkians existed... Also such tactics would be VERY unorthodox.Oookay back to the drawing board then
>>38757898>Possibly, however it was a long time ago. IInd company needs to take its rightful place in the battle line of the Chapter and we can't do that with 50% strength!>>38757828>I assure you that to my knowledge no servants of the Emperor were hurt by the hands of the Ice Wraiths. However if that rumour still bothers you, I will look into it.+++Thank you for playing, next session - next Monday!