>In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only... GOVERNMENT!>You are John Erlwise Shabti, an imperial noble who was granted governorship over the planet Valencia. From your capital city in Valencia Prime, you over see the development of your planet and the growth of its power.>Last Thread, we dealt with an infestation of xenos spores on our planet capable of zombifying anyone they infected>But now, we face quite possibly our deadliest enemy... SOCIAL DINNER PARTIES>We are hosting our rival Rogue Trader Roman Diaz and are on the look out for anything suspiciousIt appears that Diaz is not out to poison you, but that doesn't mean you trust him yet. The entertainment part of the party drags on, you barely paying attention to the show you are so on edge. Suddenly, you are approached by one of your family guard. "Sir, there has been a situation. Someone has broken into the Governor's Palace. We have him surrounded currently, but he's barricaded himself inside.">Shall we go over see this immediately, abandoning the party behind? Or do we let the guards handle this?
>>39922077Let the guard handle this and try to seduce the sororitas who protect the Ministorum envoy
>>39922077Let the guard handle it, they're big boys. We'll need some way to bury the hatchet with this Rogue Trader without losing too much face. Maybe a public contest of strength?
>>39922278Tell me about Diaz.
>>39922402He was born in the grim darkness, we merely adopted it.
>>39922174>>39922250You decide it would be best for the guards just to handle this one, turning your attention back to the entertainment. As it comes to a close, Diaz approaches you once more. "So, think you've had enough amasec to talk about business yet? I think I might have something your planet would be interested in." He says with his ever present smile. "In one of my many voyages, I happened upon an STC. Now, don't get too excited, it is just one for a lasgun variant, but I think your tech priest friends could tell you how important having an STC is. So, what do you say we make a trade for it?">What do we counter offer with? Do we even take the offer at all?
>>39922577offer him some more liquor, try to wheedle him down.
>>39922577Offer recruitment. Our men get trained by the Kriegers. We can also offer limited use of the forge, maybe help equip the recruits with the new variants?
>>39922577Take the offer. Tell the Mechanicus this guy is holding and STC. Or, make it look like they accidentally found out, and shift the blame from making this a second burn.Sounds idiotic to straight up accept, really.
>>39922577Well of course we do! An stc is no small matter, and our friends in the adeptus mechanicus might have an idea for what we should trade (Read: rip off) for that stc.Hell, even Krieg wouldn't mind if we traded some coolant with him, as long as we tell them what we're getting out of it. This would be an excellent boon to our newly formed colony.
>>39923356>>39923404(We need a counter offer if we are gong to accept. He's not just going to give it away)
>>39923404Same anon here, maybe offer to give 15-20% of the profits made off the lasguns to him for the next 30-40 years?
>>39922577"A STC printout is easily worth planets, sir. What would you have from me for it? "
>>39923769>>39923404>>39923621You smile at the very idea of having an STC. "Of course I would like it." You say, remaining refined and containing your excitement. "How about 10 or 15% profit off what I get selling the las guns? Or maybe you want some of my Krieg trained men? That thing is worth planets, what would you want?" You ask, feeling like a child in a candy shop. Diaz thinks it over for a few seconds, or at least pretends to in that bargaining kind of way. "How about... 500 gallons of that coolant you have up in the north every month?" >Take the deal?
>>39923923For how long and how much do we produce anyway?
>>39923923Quick, how much do we have? Lets see if we can multiple small payments instead of one large payment. (Less incentive for him to destroy us and sell off the now rare and exclusive coolant)
>>39924008>>39924037>We currently don't have that much, as we've only taken the stuff out for lab work and haven't actually bothered setting up a mining process for it.
>>39923923"I had entered a binding deal with The Death Korps of Krieg for that coolant. I can't afford to step on toes, I think. You know, I do have a cruiser being built by the mechanicus, would that suit your fancy?"Did we ask for that cruiser, or did we take the additional swag for our family ship? I forget.
>>39924115Start haggling. Signal for the techpriest representative to come over.Offer him 200 gallons month once production starts and crates of the variant lasguns.
>>39924201We got the upgrade and the frigate should of already been built by now.
>>39924201>We already have that cruiser built and functional. Our family ship got upgraded from an unreleated source. I suppose I should link the last thread>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39871476/>Fun fact I just learned: there was another planetary governor quest run back in 2012 by someone different. The more you know, the more likely you go heretical
>>39924227You look around nervously. "Uh... could we shoot for a little less than that? I'll even throw in some of those lasguns once they're built." Roman laughs at this. "Do not worry my friend, I needed to be on my way after this party. I don't expect you to have the gallons for me right here and now. I'll come next month to pick it up." He says, reaching his hand out. "But, I will accept 200 gallons and a few crates of those lasguns. Deal." He says, you shaking on the offer. The party carries on smoothly, with Diaz leaving soon after it finishes, though not before delivering the STC. You walk back to the palace feeling good about yourself... that is until you get to the palace and see your family guard carrying out several of their members on stretchers. You had almost forgotten about the break in. However, the injuries on some of these men look worse than any one man could do. Hell, a few of them look charred.>What shall we do? Look into this more or try to get back inside?
>>39924666So we're going to have to sacrifice something to get that stc, if at all. Coolant, which I don't think we should do, Krieg will provide military support to us if xenos or heretics start popping up, we'll lose relations with the mechanicus if we ask them to build another ship, but we might gain relations if we give them the stc...?I dunno man. We could always go "Glory and my debt, you shall have", but I'm not sure it'd work. I say we tell/ask the mechanicus to build another ship, tell them we'll pay them back later, we are eternally grateful, yadda yadda give me a starship.
>>39924666Get a brief overview of what happened.
>>39924666figure out what the hell happened.
>>39924666Woops, bit late, sorry satan. Captcha acting uppity.
>>39924690>I don't even know what you're talking about in relation to the current situation>>39924701>>39924808You see the captain of your guard, a grizzled old veteran with a bionic eye. You approach and ask him what happened. "It was the intruder sir. Turned out he was more than a common thief. He was a witch. Soon as we burst into the room, he shot bolts of lightning right at us. I barely managed to duck out of the way and got him between the eyes. Most of the men weren't so lucky." He says, frowning. "Worst part is... I don't know if he is dead. My las bolt got him, but he just disappeared in a puff of purple smoke. You can never be sure with witches. In any case sir, I would advise we be extra cautious until we're sure he's dead and there is no threat against you.">Do we heed his advice, or act without fear, confident the witch is either dead or can be dealt with?
>>39924690Do we really need another starship right now? I think we should keep developing our industry. Perhaps we could sell the STC to the mechanicus under the condition that some of the las guns are built on our planet. The Ad-Mec would be sure to pay a pretty penny for it, to say the least. It would further improve relations with them, and they could probably put it to better long term use than us (if we have rights to build using the schematics).
>>39924993Have the veteran set up a few squads to go and hunt through the city to find this man, but to keep it discrete, we don't need a panic on our hands and a possible riot.
>>39924993Giving the rogue trader a ship for the stc.
>>39924993We are, obviously, very concerned. Do we have any kind of anti-psycher protections whatsoever (like blanks?). I'd be very worried about going back into the building considering all the shit they can do. For all we know the psycher cast an illusion of himself and is hiding in plain sight. Do we have resources like cameras, etc, that might be less likely to be fooled by psycher tricks?
>>39924993Supporting this >>39925051.Make sure we have a small guard with us at all times.
>>39924993Purple smoke? Sounds like chaos shenanigans.>>39925051 This guy has the right idea.
>>39925084>WE ALREADY HAVE THE STC! FUCKING READ MY POSTS!
>>39925201On a related note, what security is there surrounding the STC? Is it something we can carry? Is it a machine still at the party. It's possible whatever happened in the palace was merely a diversion.
>>39925051>>39925092>>39925093>>39925168"I want this city searched thoroughly." You say adamantly. "Keep it quiet, only a few squads, no need for a panic. Also, I want guards around me at all times from now on. Never know when one of those bastards is going to teleport next to me." The captain nods his head. "I'll have it done sir. Search teams will be out in 5 minutes." he says saluting before starting to order some of the men. You head into the palace, frowning at the damage. There were las shot holes all over the place, broken vases, and scorched walls. With a sigh you head to bed, deciding you'll get back to work in the morning.>This ends this current month. We still have the coolant to mine, we still have those spore xenos on the moon, we need to figure out what to do with this STC, and we've got a rogue psyker on the loose potentially. What is our first priority this month?>Pic unrelated, I just love it
>>39925407Maximizing our maximizing capabilities and finding that psyker.
What resources do we have available? We don't know if this is only one rogue psyker, or if perhaps a cult of them is planetside.
>>39925407We should get that stc to the AdMech but keep a copy. Get on dat holy flow of technology, nawmsayin,?
>>39925407Hmmm, you know, this actually does sound like a pretty much ideal job for the Ordo Hereticus in the Inquisition. They're called witch hunters for a reason, after all. We may not need an inquisitor personally to come here, but they may be able to provide resources if we report a dangerous rogue psyker is loose.
>>39925396>The STC is a data file on a slate. It would take care and time to copy it, however, something the mechanicus is more suited to.>>39925539We have several PDF regiments and our personal family guard, as well as one Death Korps of Krieg regiment and the friendship of the mechanicus
>>39925618Ah its prolly no biggie. Arbites hunt active and nascent psykers all the time. It's one of those things all planets do.
>Don't have a consensus here. What is the official vote on what to do?
>>39925407I say we start mining that coolant shit. We don't need to invite more potential wrath with the RT.
>>39925407Coolant should be first priority.
>>39925831mining and hunting down this psyker.
Shit, if the Ordo Hereticus idea, we might as well ring up Ordo Xenos to deal with the moon.
>>39925842>>39925848>And>>39925449>>39925618You decide your two biggest priorities are finding that psyker and getting to work on that coolant. You get in contact with some of the miners and begin setting up plans to expand the research base in the arctic to have more extraction devices added, as well as a landing pad so air vehicles can transport the stuff.Meanwhile, you put all forces on high alert for any suspicious psyker activity.>1d100 for finding the psyker. First 3 rolls are averaged.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>39925989oh boy here we go.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>39925989dice for the dice godrolls for the roll throne
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>39925989rolling>>39926022Fuck you
>>39926022Well fuck me silly.
>>39926124Hey at least it wasn't a 1
>>39926022>>39926047>>39926067>Rolls average to 38.6, a success with a set back.The good news is, you now have confirmation on the psyker's fate. A squad caught him on the nothern continent farming village. The bad news is, the squad was vaporized soon after and the psyker's location and intentions are still unknown.Meanwhile, we have begun extracting the coolant in the north, already pumping up several gallons. At this rate, you should be able to pay Roman Diaz next month.>Shall we keep focusing on the psyker? Or keep up the high alert and move onto other matters such as the STC?
>>39926067Thank the Emperor for your roll. We still passed.
>>39926288Keep trailing the psyker>>39926290You're welcome.
>>39926288If he can vaporize an entire squad the psyker is seriously dangerous. Let's try to use automated weapons (like drones) when possible and keep up the pressure. Letting the psyker slip away could have serioius consequences.
>>39926288The psyker is definitely top priority. Also we should check how we're doing with monitoring our population for latent psykers. Don't want a repeat of this incident.
>>39926347I'm guessing this isn't just a latent psyker. This guy (or girl) almost certainly had some serious training to be able to pull off the stunts we've seen so far. I agree we should keep an eye on our population, though.
>>39926342>>39926347>>39926349You decide that this psyker is too dangerous to let slip and mobilize the troops even more so. Furthermore, you give out a series of speeches, reminding citizens of their duty to report any psyker activity. It is their duty to the emperor, after all.>1d100 +10 for the increased awareness.
Rolled 70 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39926463Abhor the witch
Rolled 39 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39926463Burn the witch!
Rolled 19 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39926463
>>39926484>>39926498>>39926532>Rolls average to 52.6, a much better partial success with a consequence.After many days of being on edge, you finally receive news on the psyker. He was found in the capital city, how he moved around so fast you aren't sure, but was quickly surrounded by a group of PDF and personal guard... and he surrendered. Indeed, upon being surrounded, he threw his hands up and made the request to see you, saying he had an urgent message to deliver to you. Something about the planet being at stake.>Shall we meet with him?
>>39926608might as well.
>>39926608Fine, but Have kreiger and a tank ready to shoot him if he ties anything. Also a priest on hand if he tries to HERESY! us.
>>39926608Yes, as he's blind and restrained in a holding cell. After that he's black ship fodder.
>>39926608Yes, a few miles away through a Vox line and Pict feed
>>39926625>>39926651>>39926679You agree to meet with him, but only under heavy guard and him restrained. As you approach, you finally get a look at the disheveled individual. His hair is long and messy and he has gaunt features, as if he hadn't eaten a good meal in weeks. Despite being blind folded, he looks up at your approach. "Ah, governor, there you are." He says in a voice that seems to droan on every last syllable. "You must apologize my killing of your guards, but I was doing important work. The source must be found, you see. I thought it in your palace, but I was wrong. No need to keep sending your men after me." He says with a manic smile.>Our response? He clearly knows something we don't. Or he could just be mad. Or both.
>>39926925Source of what? You're a threat and a rogue psyker. I follow Imperial law. Explanations now, or into a black ship you'll go.
>>39926979"Source of what?" You say, taking a threatening tone. "You're a rogue psyker and a threat. Either you explain yourself, or you'll see yourself sent on a black ship." At this, the psyker laughs. "Psyker I may be, but rogue I am not." He says cryptically. "As to the source, think governor. Feral Orks? Eldar and Necrons? Fungus on the moon that mind controls the weak willed? A rogue trader who won't leave you alone? Awful lot of important factions interested in this planet for one so young. Why do you think that is? There is something here governor. Something drawing all of these things in. And I intend to find it."
>>39926979Supporting as well.
>>39927117Assuming I believe you, and that is a big assumption, what are we talking about, chaos?a new alien threat? Some old tech from the dark age or golden era? Tell me man.
>>39927117Ask for his affiliation. If he does not state it execute him immediately. We shouldn't take the risk and so that we can get some official psykers to do some research.
>>39927117"If you're not a rogue then what are you? You killed several of my men, broke into my palace, and now come before me with claims of planetary destruction. Unless you expect me to take your claims on faith I have no reason to believe you have the authority to do any of these crimes. You will explain exactly who you are and exactly why you are on this planet or I swear to the Emperor you will go to the Black Ships."
>>39927117>And I intend to find it."probably something to do with the coolent
>>39927171>>39927251>>39927267All of these. No black ships though, just execute the little warpspawn if he doesn't cooperate in any way
>>39927289Sounds good to me.
>>39926608This situation requires expertise.Psykers are not dealt with by amateurs.Set up a meeting with our Ecclesiastical Contact, our Krieger Commander and Commisar, any SoB representative on-world. We need someone with expertise in interrogating psykers here -tonight!
>>39927171>>39927251>>39927267You tell the man to explain who he is exactly and who he is working for, saying that if he does not comply, he will be executed. "I work for the same man you do governor. I work for the Emperor." He says. "My name is Septimus Vigilis, not that it matters too much. However, I do suppose you'll need something to call me." He says, readjusting in his bindings a bit to get comfortable. "You see governor, I can't do my job with your men following me around everywhere. So, I would like to propose a deal. I work for you, and in return, you call off your guards from chasing me and allow me to continue my work. It is important I find the source soon." You open your mouth, but he interrupts you. "And before you refuse my offer, think for a moment. You've seen my skills. I'm more valuable in your pocket than dead. After all, you're going to need lots of help when Diaz finally decides to spring his trap. What do you say?"
>>39927428quick assemble a team of inquisitors with attitude!
>>39927466give him a death glare and go and contact some people of the inquisition and SOB that we can, this fucker knows to much and if he is telling the truth we can't afford to loose whatever progress he has made and risk the destruction of our world.
>>39927466Bad luck. Not only did he kill a few squads of the emperor's men multiple times he sounds like a heretic. Inquisition time!
>>39927466This man puts out nice bait for us with the diaz mention. Should we bite it?>Steak captchaGlorious.
>>39927428 continuing:If any one of those people tell us to kill the bastard, we kill the bastard outright and publicly.
>>39927523I agree. While Diaz probably is planning to spring a trap, we have absolutely no reason to trust this guy at all. He neither explained who sanctioned his activity (besides some vague claim of the Emperor), nor provided any information about his findings. Redouble security and get some trained psycher interrogators to "inquisit" him. At the very least he needs to provide us with something concrete that demonstrates he has any value to us whatsoever.
>>39926925>>39927117Reminds me of the lore for Eternal CrusadeBut really, this planet sounds like its playing host to some artifact or perhaps 100 Baneblades?
>>39927466This is a poor choice this guy will betray the crap out of us.Inform the blackships.
>>39927762I think we all agree this guy is shifty as fuck. The real question is whether we execute him outright for being a traitorous heretic and a witch, send him to the black ships, or send for some more experienced interrogators for dealing with rogue psykers.
>>39927604>>39927523>>39927559You glare at the man, Septimus not breaking his smile the entire time. Finally you stand. "I'll see the veracity of your claims..." You say, turning your back. "After my dear friends in the ecclesiarchy give you the once over. If I find out you are lying about anything, I will have you shot. No black ships, no imprisonment, shot. Understand me?" You asks, the man nodding. "Go ahead, send your puppets at me so they can dangle their strings. I am a true man governor and speak only the truth. You will see." He claims, sitting back in his chair as you exit the room. This is turning out to be a very curious incident.>The psyker has been contained for now, and we must await the ecclesiarchy's evaluation of him. What projects shall we work on in the mean time?
>>39927466"A reasonable suggestion, psyker. Have you any training in Astropathic Telepathy? Well certainly you wouldn't object to my calling in an expert to test your skills? Follow my men into a holding cell, I assure you they will not harm you. I'll be along shortly and we shall speak in private soon."This is what we tell him, our plan is to have the next person speaking with this Dangerous Psyker be a trained Inquisitor. The Ecclesiarchs and the SoBs and the Krieger Commissar can argue over which particular one to send. The Krieger Commander, The Mechanics, and our RT certainly won't care if an inquisitor shows up.Plus the meeting will give them a chance to ask us if they need anything. Within reason, of course.
>>39927837continue to work on the coolant production improvement and see if we can't expand our production capabilities into new ventures.
>>39927872Yeah. The coolent is very interesting especially in light that Diaz is interested in it. It makes me wonder if it comes from a source, like archeotech for instance, that would take a while to access. Maybe our extraction efforts would actually help him. I suppose the worst case scenario is that the "coolent" is actually a cyrogenic system keeping some interstellar horror contained, and that by meddling in it we risk destroying the planet. The moon may also have interesting artifacts remaining.
>>39927837Work on coolant production and make sure that both mining and the colony's infrastructure is going smoothly.
>>39927972Sounds good to me. Also, aren't we coming up on the one year anniversary of the founding of the colony soon? Maybe we should have some sort of celebration to raise the population's spirits and show we're not entirely a pretentious dick.
>>39928015maybe a months celebration or a week of no taxes or something? Whats the culture we are dealing with anyway?
>>39927872>>39927969>>39927972Deciding to finally get back to serious business at hand, you start allocating funds to continue expanding the mining industry. Your planet has started to become rather well known in the segmentum, and many are flocking to it, hearing tales of large amounts of wealth citizens have acquired through the various industries keeping your planet going. It should be only another month or so until you'll need another city.>Calling it a night here guys. I'll put this thread in the archive. If it is still going tomorrow, I'll continue, and if not, next thread will be thursday around 7 p.m.
>>39928080Thanks for running.
>>39928056Well, I think a month might be pushing it. After all, we are a frontier colony that has survived no fewer than 3 existential threats (feral orks, mushroom spores, and the Necron ship). There's still work to be done to make the colony secure, stable, and prosperous. That being said, I see no problem in giving the population a week off for celebration of the Emperor allowing us to endure in the face of these threats.
>>39928080thanks for running, how are we doing anyway, maybe a write up of some stats for the colony might be necessary. >>39928166yeah but still a week or two might do some good and get the people on our side, some cultural festivals might be good to.
>>39928080The next 'city' will be a mining base on the north pole. Wages and growth there will be kept artificially high to make up for the awful weather and living conditions. We might also raise taxes in the more lavish parts of the capital city to encourage poorer families and immigrants to the low-tax new mining city. Let's name the city something majestic from our family archives.
>>39928227Sounds good to me. Let's put a military outpost up on the pole as well. Something about that region strikes me as strategically vital. Plus it would allow us to institute arctic military training and preparation - something that may prove valuable when we need to give our tithe to the Imperial Guard.