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:https://archive.moe/tg/thread/39183185Voxcaster frequency (use for operational purposes only):https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+++Please be advised, that Communications Officer Luigi coordinated a space battle over Artoria: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39219998/Result: Spectacular victory for the Chapter, unidentified enemy Hekate-Class Cruiser was set ablaze with no casualties on the side of the Imperium. 2 sets of enemy transports have been unaccounted for, however they had no means to leave the system.+++Current situation: Chapter Master is on the bridge of Battle Barge "Aspera Dominus" in the Artoria System. What are your next actions?Attached: Astromaps of Artorian Solar System
Firstly we need a report from that Escort that went after the unidentified ship that fled the system.Pax Sepulchrum should join Aspera over Artoria, and we need information on what's happening on the surface so we can prepare to make planetfall. Full scans and try to establish communications with the surface.We got plenty of time during the space battle to bombard the planet with Aspera Dominus and conduct attack runs with the Thunderhawk Gunships, we need to resolve those.If there's still nurgle forces on the planet we need to ship every citizen to safe and easily defend-able regions like fortresses, that we can protect from any attack and infection, and this also allows us to bombard other regions without risk of collateral casualties.The original transmission said the Chaos Marines were trying to do something with the mass grave sites, check that out.
>>39328590Also the Silent Guardians should try and find those enemy shuttles that split up and went to the moons, hunt them down and kill them.
>>39328590Furthermore the other navy ships should watch the burning chaos cruiser, for activity within or anything getting close to it.Watch the "civilians" for disease and shitThe original transmission also sounded suspiciously like the Imperial forces were losing, not winning.Also rather than a hasty warning have our astropath send a preliminary status report as soon as we have initial intel on surface activity. Should include a description of the vessel to se if it matches the attacks on that pilgrim ship and the sighting from the navy to which we reacted.>>39328633I don't think we should order them around, ask for their help and establish a chain of command, not take them as underlings for granted, like we do to the navyAs for the transports, they probably are not warp capable so rather then engage in a costly battle monitor them from a safe distance and watch if they run low on fuel or not. warpfuel is a thing
>>39328442Do a victory dance.
>>39328590>report from that Escort that went after the unidentified shipPlease roll a d100, target is 43.+++While the battle was raging in the outer reaches of the system, Aspera Dominus approached Artoria seeking to hit enemies on the ground as soon as possible.Once you approach the planet broken transmissions from the smaller untouched cities and demoralised PDF forces inform you that enemy entered the system about 3 weeks ago and after a battle that didn't last a full day destroyed two Falchion Class Escorts that were defending the system. Afterwards enemy cruiser proceeded towards Artoria, where it engaged in indicriminate violence, sending down it's bomber fleet to decimate Planetary Capital Deira and 5 other major cities, inflicting close to a 800 thousand casualties after a week of bombardment. To crown their victory they dropped an atomic warhead on the main Cathedral of the Imperial Cult in the city of Vallegis, killing another 150 thousand people.Afterwards Chaos warband descended upon Artoria in person, majority of their forces landed on the island of Kithar, while smaller splinters of their forces continued to sow Chaos and destruction in other parts of the planet.As PDF headquarters were incinerated in the first hours of the attack, local resistance was scattered, but continued up until your arrival.Please roll d100 for orbital scan identifying enemies. The higher the roll, the more enemies were left behind during their evacuation (if their attempt to flee could be called so). Number indicates percentage of the landing force.Please roll d10 for potential concentrations suitable for bombardmentPlease roll d10-1 for successful orbital attacks against enemy targets.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>39329611Rolling for following the unidentified ship.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>39329611Orbital Scan
>>39329611>Please roll d10 for potential concentrations suitable for bombardment
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39329611>Please roll d10 for potential concentrations suitable for bombardmentRolling for blowing stuff up
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39329611potential concentrations
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39329611Obital Strikes
>>39329676>>393296598 concentrations, 8 bombardments.
>Silent Guardians should try and find those enemy shuttlesPlease roll d100 or their success. Their skill is 56, each 2 DoS will down one transport or each DoS gives you an indication where it landed. So for example if you get 2 DoS, you can either destroy one transporter or know where both of them landed.>navy ships should watch the burning chaos cruiserRoll d100, would you like destroy it? It's sitting duck>Watch the "civilians" for diseaseThat won't be possible until you land troops on the ground.>>39329634Sword Frigate from the Alpha Squadron reported that they've managed to a get a 100% confirmation on the identity of the ship which was escaping the system - it was another Chaos ship which was last logged on the Imperial records as having been engaged in a battle with Space Wolves near the Guryan Moons in Segmentum Pacificus in 311.M41. That ship is a Hades Class Heavy Cruiser "Melancholy", which was believed by the Inquisitor Orlani Carad to have belonged to the Nurglite Warband known as the Ebon Host.Due to the luck and the skill of the Captain Flett, who was commanding the Sword Frigate, Chaos warship didn't notice them and didn't obliterate the lone escort. In fact Captain Flett was brave enough to risk sticking around or long enough to read the warp patterns of the jump taken by the "Melancholy", which seems to lead to the Subsector Tyranus, specifically a world named Corozia Secundus, which is located deep within the Grave.
>>39329611>Once you approach the planet broken transmissions from the smaller untouched cities and demoralised PDF forcesOk before anything else, inform that that the heretics tried to flee upon seeing the imperial might and their ship now burns somewhere in orbit. And we are here to aid them. The recent orbital strikes were holy imperial cannons that destroyed heretical strongholdsMaybe that will do something to their morale
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>39329872Rolling for the silent guardian search>Roll d100, would you like destroy it? It's sitting duckNo no don't destroy it or anything, just watch for any signs of activity.
>>39329872Thats it, I am officially suggesting giving this squadron some token of recorgnition from us. They did far more than their duty and the navy and the sector admiral should be lucky to have such dedicated and efficient squadrons
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>39329872>it was another Chaos ship which was last logged on the Imperial records as having been engaged in a battle with Space Wolves near the Guryan Moons in Segmentum Pacificus in 311.M41send soul word to Space Wolves informing them we have again encountered the ship but it escaped and requesting and useful information they might have. rolling for communication>>39329611>broken transmissions from the smaller untouched cities and demoralised PDF forcesLoyal subjects of the Imperium, this is Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retribution here with our brothers of the Silent Guardians. We are the Emperor's Astartes and we are here to liberate your planet from the taint of the Enemy. All military and resistance leaders are instructed to coordinate with us via this frequency to aid us in our task.Instruct our captains to begin collecting and coordinating with the ground troops with an eye out for any heretics trying to impersonate loyalists. CMQ is left free for other tasks for the moment.
>>39329877These guys are confirmed Chaos. 'low morale' will just resort in panicked attempts to summon deamons or something.Give no warning and send them into oblivion via orbital bombardment.Also, do we get a bonus for having squadrons of thunderhawk gunships deployed in atmosphere to locate targets for Aspera before Aspera was in orbit? And for deploying fighter squadrons to cover the thunderhawks/hunt enemy craft?These were specified last thread, i believe.
>>39330058>These guys are confirmed ChaosWhen were the citizens and PDF confirmed chaos?
>>39330087He wants to lower the morale of the invaders.Defender morale will be huge when they see Thunderhawks provide CAS and enemy positions stricken to ruin from orbit by the Emperor's undeniable fury.
>>39330152ooh I thought you were referring to the planet's citizens and suggesting bombarding everyone on the planet, nvm sorry.
>>39330152or not, I misunderstood it.Still, don't give any info on the orbital battle other than 'we are here to kick ass'. Enemy forces can and likely will have access to captured vox units. Strike the enemy and send them to oblivion. That will be best for allied morale.
>>39329659>>39329676Aspera Dominus managed to locate a total of 8 enemy concentrations, most of which were either temporary encampments or occupied starports. After their quick retreat around 81% percent of the 4000 strong enemy landing force remained on the planet, however coordinated airstrikes by the Thunderhawks and a few strikes from Aspera Dominus decimated all 8 encampments, effectively ending any possible resistance by the enemies.Please roll a secret d6 roll>>39329877Your news make the Imperial citizens everywhere rejoice, servitors work non-stop for 3 hours, contacting a total of 112 cities and 22 separate PDF detachments, trying to bring all of those under unified control and to bring Artoria into a state of order. Roll d100 to determine how successful their actions were, on 75 and less planetary cohesion is restored.+++Also, I would like to ask not to refer to rolls and actions that have not been confirmed yet. Yes, you rolled 8 & 8 for targets and bombardments, but there could be either unseen/unknown modifiers or different actions taken by the enemy that could affect this result without your knowledge. So to avoid disappointment don't refer to actions that have not yet been confirmed. Emperor loves certainty! ;)>>393299473 DoS = one of the transports was destroyed as it tried to return to Artoria, while the other one was tracked down to Heratis, a violatile volcanic world. We have aproximate coordinates (within 100km radius) where it landed but due to rampant magnetic storms on it's surface and extremely unpredictable atmosphere it's very hard to scan, meaning that it will be close to impossible to conduct orbital bombardment against their landing site. What shall be our next orders?
>>39330251>So to avoid disappointment don't refer to actions that have not yet been confirmed.I'm sowwy.
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>39330251secret d6As for next orders, make planetfall and mop up all remaining enemy resistance. Have some apothecaries check out the mass grave sites to ensure they have no been tampered with.
>>39330251Can the Silent Guardians take care of the heretics that landed on Heratis? I mean I'm trying to figure out if we're in command of the SGs or they're doing their own thing.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>39330251Planetary cohesion roll.
>>39330251What sort of 'transport' do they have?Thunderhawks should be able to hunt and kill the transport, as it couldn't have been a voidship. (or it would have been on the map!)Silent Guardians should take up polar holding positions and ensure nothing escapes the planet. Then we'll bring in our ships and send a swarm of thunderhawk gunships to hunt and kill the transport.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>39330251>Roll d100 to determine how successful their actions were, on 75 and less planetary cohesion is restored.
>>39330435Silent Guardians should have thunderahawks on their own strike cruisers, they didn't deploy them during the space battle. Otherwise yes definitely.
>>39330378>>39330047While due to the various difficulties rallying the planet was difficult, Chapter Master gets another chance because of the impressive speech by Tripmarine, you may roll your Leadership instead of your 90 roll.Meanwhile, warp seems to favour Nerial once more, Space Wolves reply by the end of the week.>Greetings, Chapter Master! Sons of Fenris are always glad to be of help to the younger brothers in the Great Struggle. This ship, "Melancholy", was a formidable opponent, our wolf packs skirmished with it, but neither side was strong enough to bite the other's neck. We never managed to get the real purpose behind their actions, but their scent was not right, we felt dark presence with them, so beware, we strongly suspect that it might be a Plague Ship. We hope your prey will not elude you, like it did when we hunted it. May your bolter shoots straight, brother, visit Fenris once you are in our part of the Galaxy.
>>39330569"Thank you, Sons of Fenris. I will surely make a visit should I get the chance. May your axe bite deep."--close communication
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>39330569Leadership roll>People of Artoria, the immediate threat has been neutralised and as I speak my Angels of Death sweep this planet clear of what few remain. Be strong and have faith in the Emperor.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>39330569Re rollan
>>39330830>>39330634Let this be a reminder that you should always double check if you've submitted a post
Rolled 1 (1d3)When the first Astartes land on Artoria, there are no more enemies worthy of note. A dozen or so nurglite cultists who were out of the camp foraging are already dangling on the lamp posts by the side of the road leading to the Graxis, last major city that was mostly untouched by the bombardment campaign and thus it seems as if it is going to become at least a temporary planetary capital. Your prognosticators suggest that it appears that Artoria has a total of around 71 million people, most of which live in the countryside. Attacks on the major cities hurt the planet mostly through the destruction of centralised government - all intelectual elite, bureaucrats, military leaders and techpriests were living in the urban centres. It seems that it will take months or even more until the planet will return towards a semblance of order...When your Apothecaries examine Sacred Fields - location of mass ground battles with Xo'nad during the crusade the conquered the Sector. There are some signs that there were atempts to build some sort of temple to Nurgle, however the work is half finished - it was mostly done by cultists and slave labour from the nearby villages, so it would have taken another couple of weeks for enemies to finish it. At the moment you can see that only foundation and the main part of the temple are finished. Many of the working tools are still laying around and with horror you realise that rockrete machines were used not only to make rockrete for the building blocks, but also as improvised sacrificial cages, where unfortunate builders were thrown in together with the chemicals and materials to become part of the building forever. You may roll your Perception(-10) on d100.
Rolled 9, 2, 7, 7, 6, 9 = 40 (6d10)>>39330933Casting glimpse to aid perception
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>39330933And rolling for perception
>>39330933>>39330365>>39330435They were using Chaos Thunderhawks and those were escorted by fighters. Each group had d3 Thunderhawks, so my roll above(1) says how many there were in the transporters that escaped.Silent Guardians have been summoned here by yourselves, so they are willing to listen to your suggestions, but they are not your subordinates.Leutenant Terakon of the Silent Guardians 4th Company is the commander of their mission to Artoria, there are 5 brothers on each of their ships and there's also their 1st Company Veteran Terminator Namid accompanying Terakon. Terakon contacts you:>Ave, Superior. Thy commands were adhered to, we downed one of their aethercraft, whilst another one remains in hiding on the Mundi Heratis. We art planning to commit area bombardment where the enemy hast landed, however pursuit is rulled out at the moment unless we receive additional reinforcements from thyself. Planetary atmosphere is unsuitable for our human armsmen to descend, corrosive fumes would eat through their suits in minutes, so only marines will be able to operate down there, which suggests that enemies were either suicidal or that some of them were Traitors. Shall we proceed as outlined?
>>39331246>Ave Lieutenant Terakon, proceed with aeriel bombardment and ensure enemy forces do not leave. I shall dispatch forces to assist.Have Pax Sepulchrum take the 7th Company, 10 Terminators, 10 Sternguard and 10 Vanguard Vets, and 4 or 5 predators if vehicles can function on the ground.
>>39330957>>39330977For your convenience I'll consider that you've been casting Divination rather Glimpse(it wouldn't help you much).+++As your repeat a mantra your mind starts to drift away from your body, back into the past and forward into the future at once. Your visions are blurred, but you see shades of warriors who fought here millenia ago, dying in order to destroy xenos. Then, your mind rushes through the centuries to present days. You see peaceful pilgrims, coming here to plant small bright orange flowers to honour the dead. Then, fire comes, an ugly snout of a Nurglite Traitor helmet appears. It doesn't stay for long, another fire descends from above, cleansing fire from above, enemy encampment in the distance is obliterated. But the ugly snout and three of his brothers were under the temple at the time, performing dark rites that no one should know about... But now you know. There is a hidden tunnel underneath the foundation. And then you see a vision of the Traitors descending down below. They are close... But then a strong surge of warp power overtakes out and spills out into reality... You get 2 Warp Phenomena! They explode because of the sensitive warp area that was recently defiled! Roll 2d3
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>39331351SheeeitSteel yourself brothers!Also hold >>39331327 orders until this little encounter is resolved, we don't know how many heretics there are down there.
>>39331246Thank you Leutenant. Please proceed as planned. Contact us should you need help.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>39331351Rolling for phenomena but I think you forgot:+Mental Fortress (Resist/Ignore first roll on Perils of the Warp)
>>39331351As for the traitors, do we know the entrance to the tunnels? If not we better get digging. Can we use the construction equipment nearby?
>>39331404>>393313883 Warp Phenomena rolls. 1 is ignored because of the Mental Fortress. Roll 2d100. Rolling more than 60 on this unholy ground would be bad...>>39331434Your vision was clear enough so that you know that the entrance can be found behind one of the unfinished columns underneath a pile of gore - leftovers of some Traitor having fun with unlucky slaves.>>39331351I'll assume that this is your retinue which you took with yourself to visit the temple site + Sulix and Renard as Targos would have other matters to attend to. If you'll want to go down into the tunnel, please tell me who goes, what formation do you use, who's first, etc. then roll 2d100.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>39331558>Rolling more than 60 on this unholy ground would be badoh great
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>39331558warp phenomena
>>39331558>I'll assume that this is your retinue which you took with yourself to visit the temple site + Sulix and Renard as Targos would have other matters to attend to. If you'll want to go down into the tunnel, please tell me who goes, what formation do you use, who's first, etc. then roll 2d100.They're doing weird cult stuff so we've got to stop them asap.CM, Shadow Guard, Chaplain Tempestos and Apothecary Neiton go in with 5 terminators.Terminators take point, rest of us following closely behind. Should the enemy be sighted the Terminators lay down ranged fire with their bolters while Chaplain, shadow guard and CM move to engage in CC. Apothecary stays behind terminators so he may aid any wounded, naturally.Have Sternguard and Vanguard veterans waiting near the tunnel to provide reinforcements if the situation calls for it.
>>39331583>>39331590+The stones around you start to moan and scream as if they were living people. Not only it is distracting your men, but it also brings a chilly fear of the unknown in their hearts. (-10 to combat tests), roll Leadership(Charisma) to inspire them+There is no visible effect, but you know that something somewhere nearby happened that will make your life unhappy...
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>39331696>roll leadershipHave faith brothers, and shield yourselves! These foul heretics will not stay the judgement of the righteous
>>39331720Your men are inspired! Not only their hearts do not falter, but they are even more inspired to cleanse this unholy place than before! (-10) modifier is negated. What do you do next?You have:+Shadow Guard without Targos+10 Terminators+10 Vanguard+10 Sternguard+4 PredatorsTunnel entrance is wide enough for a space marine or two mortals, but not for a Terminator.
>>39331764Move in CM, shadow guard, 5 vanguards and 5 sternguard. Rest guard temple.CM, Shadow Guard and Vanguard vets at the front, Sternguard vets just behind. If enemy contact is made the sternguard take up firing positions and provide cover as the rest of us move into close combat.
>>39331798dont forget grenades
>>39331798And make sure the sternguard have flux core rounds loaded.
>>39331798Better have the rest search the rest of the temple for other entrances/exits. In light of Brethorius missing Iaptus is in charge of 1st company for the moment as senior chapter member who is not already a captain.
Rolled 35, 81 = 116 (2d100)>>39331798>>39331841Roll 2d100+1d100, I am rolling for my targets (75 and 32)
Rolled 47, 47 = 94 (2d100)>>39331901the 2d100
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>39331901
>>39331915As Chapter Master enters the tunnel, a string of well aimed beams of molten plasma leaves the darkness [35/75] on the other side of the tunnel. Chapter Master attempts to dodge, but fails [47/43] and for some mysterious reason Digi-Ring, an ancient protective field, doesn't activate [Perils of the Warp - tech malfunction]. At the very last second Renard, your trusted bodyguard, slams into your side, pushing you towards the wall, however shots that were aimed at you instead hit him. First one cleanly slices through his neck, second and third penetrate his chest, exploding at least one of his hearts in a gush of blood. Attacker tries to escape [81/32], however Sternguard Veteran behind you throws a Frag grenade his way [87/45] and cripples the Traitor. A moment later Sulix appears above him and decapitates the wretch before it can do more harm.You may roll Medicae (-30) to stabilise Renard.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>39332202medical roll
>>39332202Get an apothecary up here for fucks sake. There should've been one with us.
>>39332220There's too much blood, it seems only the secondary heart is still weakly beating, while the primary one is simply torn to shreds. You do your best, but it's simply not enough. No amount of personal bravery, leadership or cunning can help you save your dying friend. In despair, you grab your dying friend and try to bring him out into the open where the Apothecary could try to save him.Please roll d100 to determine who's available to take care of Renard:1 - 10 Klementhos11 - 20 Avicenor21 - 30 Neiton31 - 40 Filios41+ Another Apothecary (Medicae 30+3d10)
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>39332393
>>39332404Neiton is an experienced field Apothecary who was schooled under Klementhos himself. Please roll 30+2d10 for his Intelligence. Then generate his Medicae with 4d10.Then roll Medicae (-35). Additional -5 is because you failed to stabilise him.
Rolled 3, 7 + 30 = 40 (2d10 + 30)>>39332520intelligence
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d10)>>39332520
Rolled 5, 1, 1, 2 = 9 (4d10)>>39332520medicae
Rolled 3, 10, 3, 3 = 19 (4d10)>>39332520medicae skill
>>39332532>>39332541Intelligence: 40Medicae: +9Modifiers: -10 (Nurgle's Blessing) -20 (Critical Wounds), -5 (Not stabilised)Roll to stabilise: 14 or less, roll d100You may roll d100 on your Purity to dispell Nurgle's Blessing for this one roll.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>39332599Rolling for purity
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>39332599stabilize
>>39332202>>39332541oh man, I've been forgetting my reaction images this thread
>>39332620>>39332625If these rolls have done nothing then just use a fate point. I'm tired of this and don't want this so-far very good operation be spoiled.Everyone remember that next time we should just always throw mooks first.
Neiton is master at what he does, he works quickly and efficiently. He can stitch arteries together while under artillery barrage, he can do a geneseed extraction while being under fire by orks, he can drag three brothers to safety at once while Iron Monks are aiming at him their Immolator. What happened to Shadow Master Renard was bad, but it wasn't beyond what Neiton could do. It was ricky, hard, but not impossible. Or at least Neiton thought so, before he started operating. First thing that astonished him was that Renard's flesh was not showing any signs of natural Astartes regeneration. For whatever reason Renard's body was acting as if he was already dead, despite the fact that he still drew slow, painful breaths. Then, something even more horrible happened. As Neiton was trying to catch a tertiary artery from Renard's destroyed heart, he noticed a maggot swimming in his blood. A fat, fully grown, ugly maggot. Then another one.>Emperor preserve me...Neiton continued trying to stabilise Renard, using all antiseptics and drugs available to him, but the maggots continued crawling over his brother and despite the best of Neiton's efforts, Shadow Master Renard after 4 minutes of agony died. He was one of the toughest marines you knew, but he wasn't strong enough to open his eyes again, he never regained consciousness, no last words, no final goodbye, just a painful gasp and a short convulsion and it was over. Only maggots continued crawling over his dead body and a fat evil god laughed somewhere down in the depths of your soul - another soul joins his garden to serve him for Eternity.
>>39332817I am not sure whether you'll be able to do that. Please roll d100, you don't want to roll above 90.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>39332878
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>39332878>you don't want to roll above 90.What's the worst that could happen
>>39332906Nurgle's hold over this place is not yet strong enough and Fate here can still be changed.+++Let us finish this session here, if you are burning a Fate Point, Renard will live.