>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.>In the last thread, the Fungal Wars continue and we discover a massive psychic signature in the northern pole of the moon. However, whatever it is, it is shielded, even from orbital strikes.>However, we have developed a fungicide to combat the zombie horde, though we have yet to use it.Roman Diaz returns out of the warp a few days after the fungicide, contacting your palace. "Governor, I got those tanks you asked for and I'm here for my coolant." He says, the pict showing his cargo hold. It is filled with Chimeras, Leman Russes, Sentinels, and you even see a few Wyverns in there. "They did not come cheap I'm afraid. I'm going to need to ask for a larger discount on my coolant than previously agreed. 60% should do.">Do we accept the vehicles in return for a reduced discount?
>>40117768For this purchase yes.
>>40117768>And almost forgot. Link to previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Planetary%20Governor%20Quest>They are the ones starting in May of this year
>>40117768lets try and playfully haggle.
>>40117795yes,I think that we can accept the discount for this time, but make it clear that these kind of games with our deals is not going to fly in the future.
>>40117768He's got us by the balls right now, Ok the shipment.
>>4011776830%. We need the tanks to finish this war, and collect the coolant, Diaz. You won't get any of you have to fight through a world of xeno fungi mutants first.
>>40117795>>40117967>>40117980You sigh. He's got you, there's no way you can't not take this deal. "Fine." You say, ordering for the docking codes for his freighter to be sent. "Good doing business with you governor." Diaz says.You return back to your war council, the situation looking dire. "We're being pushed back, we need some way to get an edge." Frederick says. Suddenly, the ecclesiarchy representative, Father Mathias, stands. "Governor... perhaps we should call in the inquisition of the Ordo Xenos. Surely they could bring in some angels from the Death Watch to attack this pole." He says, the rest of the council looking surprised.>Should we call the inquisition or look for other methods?
>>40118138Call them We're on good term witht he ecclisiarchy and at this point a few deathwatch could clear out the clusterfuck.
>>40118138Get the inquisition on the phone, this might peak their interests.
>>40118138This seems like an alright idea, we have no obvious reasons to fear the inquisition. Let's call them.
>>40118138We're risking Exterminatis with calling in the Ordo Xenos, but it may be the only thing we -can- do. My vote is to call them.
>>40118138Well, this is what the Death Watch is for.I say call them. At worst they Exterminatus the moon and kill our troops.
>>40118313Yeah, I agree with this.Besides, if we don't call in the inquisition and someone else calls them on us it'll make us look bad.
>>40118196>>40118251>>40118256>>40118257>>40118313>>40118330You nod you're head in agreement. "I will not lose our planet to these foul xenos, even if it means losing our moon." You say, looking over to an assistant. "Tell the astropaths to send a message to the nearest base of operation for the Inquisition."After a few days of waiting, barely able to think straight with the threat looming over head, you get a response. "Your request has been approved. Estimated warp travel time: 2 months.">We have two months to try and hold out until the Emperor's finest arrive. What should we do in the mean time to keep our lines held?
>>40118381Ready everyone and get as many pdf forces up to the kriegers as we can and still hold the line back home
>>40118381Send in the tanks we just got. Keep the fungicide in reserve. Unless we decided to use the fungicide on the elite forces at the poles?
>>40118381Utilize the tanks and vehicles and arm them with fungicide canisters. When the fungi monsters arrive, gas them first.Basically try to kill the leadership and inflict maximum pain without trying to take ground.
>>40118438I agree with this. Also, we should take basic precautions for the general populace, such as handing out gas masks to everyone, so that if a spore asteroid does get through they will still have some means of protection.
>>40118381Deploy the tanks, dig in around a secure LZ on the moon and wait for reinforcements. Use funigcide if necessary.
>>40118454>>40118467Given the proven adaptive capabilities of the spores, I say we hit the leadership if possible with a decapitation strike. Who knows if, after two months, our fungicide will still remain effective, especially if their "leadership" is still active.
>>40118446>>40118454>>40118467>>40118524You order for the deployment of the newly received tanks up to the moon to support the Kriger lines, keeping the fungicide in reserve for an emergency situation.>1d100+10 for our ability to hold the line this month. Since this is a military action involving Frederick, we may re-roll our lowest roll and take the highest.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>40118694Rolling for a strong defense
>>40118694Here we go boys.
>>40118694FOR THE EMPERAH!!
Rolled 42 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40118694
Rolled 11 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40118726Let's try that again...
Rolled 49 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40118745Rerolling
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>40118745Rolling again for this terrible roll
>>40118713>>40118727>>40118761>Rolls average to 64, a partial success with a consequence.The fighting is hard. Truthfully, the lines only held thanks to the fresh vehicles. Soldiers are being lost every day. However, the lines are holding. But it is looking risky that they'll hold for another month.>Roll for holding the line next month will be without a +10 bonus. Anything else we wanna do during the remaining time of the month while the line is held?
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>40118825Pray to the Emperor for victory against these xeno scum.
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>40118825
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>40118825
>>40118825Find out what that crazy psyker from the inquisition is doing.
>>40118825Isn't an average of above 60 a success not a partial?
>>40118841>>40118851>>40118863Wow, awesome rolls. I guess our soldiers are truly becoming veterans.During the remainder of the month we might want to check in on our "Ordo Xenos" psyker. When the Inquisition actually shows up they can finally put to rest whether or not his actions here are sanctioned.
>>40118900>... shit you're right, I have no idea why I forgot that. Um, never mind guys, we retain the +10 bonuses.>>40118863>>40118851>>40118851>Guys, I didn't ask for rolls yet
>>40118955Uh, it says to roll at the bottom of your last post?
>>40118979Oh shit, I thought you were commanding us to roll without the bonus. That's my bad
>>40118880>Since this so far is the only request for an action, I'll do this oneYou vox Septimus's escort squad, curious to see what the psyker is up to. They report that he is still on the northern continent, but has begun moving towards the most northern tip. He reports feeling a power drawing him there, saying it might be the source.>Okay, now the roll for holding the line. Same as last time, +10, lowest roll gets a re-roll
>>40118979>>40118991"Hold your fire till you can see if they're monolete or trilete spores, troops!"
Rolled 21 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40119124God missing that 94 right now.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>40119124
Rolled 4 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40119124
Rolled 66 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40119200Rerolling...
Rolled 45 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40119124
>>40119147>>40119196>>40119232>55, partial success with a consequenceIt seemed as the month drew on the fungus stepped up their attacks... almost as if they could sense what was coming. The surge caused a lot of casualties, and it seemed that with each passing week, the zombies grew larger and larger. However, the well disciplined Krigers held the line, maintaining the defensive perimeter with clock work efficiency, This combined with the new vehicles and mechanicus support meant the zombies never broke the lines for long, swiftly being pushed back.The Inquisition arrives, Inquisitor Leon Delcome VII coming down to the palace to speak with you personally. Behind him are five death watch marines, one of them being a Librarian. "Governor." He says in acknowledgement. "These are the Deathwatch marines that will turn the tide of your battle. Now, do give me a full brief on the situation and everything you know about these... xenos.">He only has 5 marines. What shall we tell him?
>>40119367Everything we know? No reason to hold back.
>>40119367tell him everything we know about the situation.
>>40119367Spill the beans on all the details.Honestly this situation sucks balls and being a tad frazzled is understandable. Be sure to mention that the Northern Pole seems to be the site of leadership activity
>>40119367Full disclosure, including what the pskyer has learned.
>>40119367Confess humbly everything that's happened. The Inquisition is already here, they know that the excrement has hit the fan.Get the Librarian to head-session with the "Ordo Xenos Psyker" who's been on a walkabout. Claim that the psyker may have visions or knowledge we couldn't.Also, be sure to mention the fungicide, because it's the Inquisition. They'll want to Exterminatus sooner or later, might as well make sure they have stuff that could (in theory) do the job without obliterating the crust.Meanwhile, everyone pray hard to the Big E that no random cults, be they xenos or chaotic in nature, pop up while the Inquisitor's making his rounds.
>>40119383>>40119407>>40119412>>40119425>>40119483You tell everything to the Inquisitor, who listens intently. You do find yourself a bit nervous, not just from the stress of the situation, but from being in the presence of the Emperor's Angels. After giving your full report, the Inquisitor nods, turning to his marines. "Thoughts?" He asks. The librarian speaks first. "The shield at the pole is psychic in nature. I felt its presence as soon as we entered system, and given that these xenos don't seem to use technology, it makes the most sense. I should be able to open it up, but only briefly." Another Marine speaks up, his pauldron indicating he is from the Raven Guard. "I believe the course of action is clear. We make landing at this pole with a contingency of guard to cover. We get to that shield and open it up. Once inside, we make our way to whatever that psychic signal is and use the fungicide to destroy it. This seems similar to how the Tyranids function, and the governor told us the zombies were less intelligent before the infected Eldar appeared. If we cut off the central mind, this xenos will regress to their bestial states." The inquisitor nods, turning back to you. "What do you think Governor? Can you spare the men?">Do we agree with this plan?
>>40119611Tell him yes we can but it might destabilize the landing zone already there and that the fungle monsters will converge upon them as soon as they make their assault.
>>40119611Yes. But be sure to mention the "xenos" psyker making his way towards the pole.
>>40119611"We will commit every available resource to this plan. You have our thanks.
>>40119611The plan is sound, commit the forces. Finishing this quickly and decisively is in our best interests.
>>40117768Shouldn't there be a tweet or something?
>>40119611Leave the heavy armor divisions to hold the line as best as they can, they'd only slow the Astartes down anyway. Chimeras and Sentinels, with orbital fire-support if available, are the only armor support we can spare.Troop-wise, we should rely on the Kriegers to hold the line, and deploy the PDF veterans (oxymoron, yes, but they've got to have toughened up somewhat) to support the Astartes' landing.Propaganda campaign like a true Fascist. Rotate the vets who will make the landing off-duty where possible. Get them a decent meal, and some joygirls if it's even remotely possible. Remind them they're not fighting for your glory, they're fighting for their homes and the Emperor's sacred dominion. Hopefully, that'll give them enough grit to be worthy of dying so the Space Marines can get all the glory in the end.
>>40119643>>40119650>>40119654>>40119693>>40119702You reassure them that you will commit an reasource you have to help in this, suggesting the Kriegers and the heavier vehicles are left behind to hold the lines while the PDF veterans and lighter vehicles are sent on support. The Inquisitor considers the response. "Very well, but Lord General Frederick should command the PDF doing the landing. We need his skill to make this happen. And with that, the operation is begun to be set into motion.>This final assault will be done using many rolls. At any point if we fail too much we can attempt a pull out. However, the rolls will keep occuring until we either succeed or lose all our forces.>First roll is going to be establishing a beach head on the pole near the shield for the Librarian to open up a hole in the shield. This roll will be a 1d100+20 for Marine and veteran PDF support. Furthermore, Frederick is in command so we get our re-roll>Prepare yourselves gentlemen, for tonight, we go to see this war through
Rolled 14 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40119847This will go down in history as the greatest battle of this planet has ever seen.
Rolled 8 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40119847
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>40119847Rolling to fuck this shit up
Rolled 13 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40119907why do you never add the bonus?Also re rolling this. >>40119905
>>40119905We might need our reroll on this...
Rolled 43 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40119847
>>40119891>>40119905>>40119907>>40119917Welp, we're just slightly fucked...
>>40119934I do believe, gentlemen, we may have just lost the planet....At least we did not critically fail...
>>40119961The dice gods just hate us, don't they?
>>40119961and you fucking jinxed it. thanks.
Rolled 18 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40119847
>>40119891>>40119907>>40119917>Rolls average to 41.3, a partial success.The ships begin heading towards the drop zone, Valkyrie after Valkyrie loaded with troops flying in formation. In the center is the Death Watch Storm Raven gunship. "Coming up on the target now." The lead Valkyrie reports... before suddenly an explosion is heard. The lead ship is hit, trailing fire. "EVASIVE MANEUVERS!" He yells before it is hit again and explodes. The spores had developed some kind of anti air. Valkyrie after Valkyrie is hit by explosive spores, the Storm Raven weathering the storm far better. "We're going to have to drop farther away, this field of fire is too thick!" All the ships quickly enter into hover mode, PDF deploying via drop cables while the marines simply jump out of the Storm Raven. The forces are forced to fight their way to the shield, many casualties being suffered, including one of the marines going down to an exceptionally large fungal zombie. However, they manage to reach the shield and establish a defensive perimeter, the librarian getting to work.>1d100+10 for the PDF defending the librarian. The marines are going to stay close to the librarian and only fight if zombies get past the PDF, so no bonus from them. We still get a re-roll from Frederick's leadership however
Rolled 7 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120065
Rolled 63 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120065TO THE LAST!
Rolled 75 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120065Oh god...>>40120065Might need a reroll
Rolled 94 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120101>>40120075OKAY, NOBODY ELSE ROLL WHILE I REROLL >>40120071
>>40120115PRAISE THE EMPRAH
THE EMPEROR IS WITH US TODAY
>>40120075>>40120101>>40120115>Rolls average to 87.3, a successSeemingly pushed on by their loses, the PDF quickly open fire on the approaching zombie horde, the Valkyries and the Storm Raven performing a bombing run before withdrawing. The PDF fight with renewed fury, laying to waste to wave after wave of the insidious zombies, none of them getting close enough to lay a filthy tendril on their carapace armor.Finally, the Librarian is able to break a hole into the psychic shield, the marines quickly charging through. They fight their way through some heavily armored fungal zombies, their foul growths almost as hard as steel. The Marines are stronger, however, fighting their way to the center... where they come across the abomination that is projecting the psychic signature. It is a massive blue glowing mushroom, looking almost like a brain. Attached to it are many infected Eldar, more than twenty of them all sharing their psychic might into one body. At the very top cap of the fungus is an infected Warlock, his body coursing with power. Upon seeing the Marines, he lets out a blast of electricity, the Marines barely able to dodge out fo the way. They would have their work cut out for them to deliver the fungicide.>Potentially last roll. 1d100+10 for skill of the Marines. If they succeed, the fungicide is plunged into the monstrocity. A partial success will result in them damaging the mushroom, such as shooting off some of the Eldar attached to it and will give a +10 to the next roll. A failed roll will result in one of the marines dying. A crit fail will result in all of them dying. Give praise to the dice gods gentlemen.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>40120299Emperor be with us...
Rolled 95 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120299PURGE
>>40120330very nice, I'd give you a golf clap gif but I don't have one so yeah.
Rolled 43 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120299
>>40120327Shit, forgot the plus one... oh whatever>>40120330SCOURGE AND PURGE!>>40120399Eh...WHat do we want to reroll? Not >>40120330obviously...
Rolled 72 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120327Rerollin this one
Rolled 23 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120327>>40120427rerolling one of them, since they're the same number...
Rolled 71 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120299Considering we are down one marine, and likely lost most of the IG armor with the rough drop, this is Omaha Beach for us. PDF outside need their remaining sentinels and chimeras to hold the breach, so there's likely not any armor to back up the Astartes.Still, they're Deathwatch and they have the Librarian. This is like a match of Space Hulk, except inside a giant plant-monster-fortress. For these hardened Astartes, this is Tuesday.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDRnVPlRzag
>>40120327>>40120330>>40120399>Rolls average to 70.3 a successThe Marines open fire, bolt rounds and plasma shots firing straight at the xenos abomination. The creature deflects the shots with its psychic might, but one of them gets through, hitting one of the Eldar attached to it. It screams in pain, the whole thing surging blue for a second. "Aim for the Eldar attached! Spread out, force it to concentrate on multiple areas of fire!" An Ultramarine Death Watch member yells. Instantly the marines spread into a circle around the strange fusion of Eldar and fungus, dodging psychic shots and keeping up a stream of fire. The battle lasts several minutes, the creature deflecting shots as much as it can. But every so often, a shot would go through and strike its captive Eldar, causing the beast great pain. As each Eldar is lost, the creature begins to weaken, deflecting less and less shots. It lets out a defiant scream as a Salamander marine closes in and douses it in flames. Flailing about, the creature tries to put out the flames, not seeing the Salamnder draw a needle and run towards it. The Marine bravely charges through the fire and jumps at the creature, which only notices the Marine's presence mere moments before the fungicide is injected. The beast screams out in its death throes, the fungicide quickly going to work. The creature falls apart, parts of it dying and breaking off. Outside of the shield, the zombie horde all stop, shuddering as if they all felt some great pain. Finally, the creature bursts in a huge blast of psychic energy, the Librarian shielding the marines and PDF from the blast. The zombies all fall over dead, burned alive by the raw psionic energy. It was over.
>>40120440>Guys, we don't get a re-roll. That's only if Frederick is in charge. The marines were on their own. Only re-roll if I say so
>>40120585I guess you could hear it's last words,>it's been fun guys
>>40120531Well GG guys. Time to find out the names of those who fell in the assault and create a memorial in their honor.
>>40120605>First roll is going to be establishing a beach head on the pole near the shield for the Librarian to open up a hole in the shield. This roll will be a 1d100+20 for Marine and veteran PDF support. Furthermore, Frederick is in command so we get our re-rollwas that only for the 1st roll?
>>40120679>Only the first two rolls. Frederick wasn't in charge of the marines once they were in the shield. Bonuses change roll to roll so only do bonuses if I state that roll has them.
>>40120719Regardless we did good right?
>>40120747 If they succeed, the fungicide is plunged into the monstrocity. A partial success will result in them damaging the mushroom, such as shooting off some of the Eldar attached to it and will give a +10 to the next roll. A failed roll will result in one of the marines dying. A crit fail will result in all of them dying. Give praise to the dice gods gentlemen.>Rolls average to 70.3 a successAll that's left is the moon... I vote we nuke that.
>>40120747>Indeed. >Now, one last roll to make. 1d100 for how well the Kriegers did holding off the zombies at the staging point while this fight was going on. This gets a +10 since we eventually win the battle with the central intelligence.
>>40120531>"Aim for the Eldar attached! Spread out, force it to concentrate on multiple areas of fire!"(Also, solid writing so far, OP. Really enjoying this, and your updates are timely/regular as well. Fights are solid exchanges of blows on both sides, the story is developed through the dicerolls and a single (noncritical) failure does not immediately mean an unrecoverable disaster has occurred, plus willingness to say "oops" and correct gaffs is always great to see. Kudos to the GM, so to speak.)>CAPTCHA was "select the hamburgers". Now I'm hungry...
Rolled 8 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120831WOOP WOOP
Rolled 28 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120831we get a reroll?
Rolled 100 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120831PURGE MORE
Rolled 92 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120831Now do we get a reroll?
>>40120878Mah battle brother
>>40120884Note bad>>40120878OH MY GODIsn't that an auto-success?
>>40120878THE EMPEROR PROTECTS
Rolled 43 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40120831I sure hope those were the Forgeworld Resin Kriegers... and that they were airbrushed, hand-painted, and delicately based.>The better they look, the better they fight!
>>40120878>Nat 100, automatic successNot only do the Kriegers hold off the zombies, they practically wipe out the whole attacking force before the fight is over. It seems the Kriegers usual high morale in fighting, even in desperate situations, was raised even higher know the war might soon be over and Space Marines were among them. They fight with the fervor of men possessed by the Emperor's Spirit itself, massacring wave after wave of the fungal horde. Even once the central nerve system was destroyed an the zombies all began to writhe in pain, the Krigers kept fighting, taking the opportunity to deal even more damage. Few survivors remain, which the Kriegers report as shaking off their pain eventually and retreating back into the woods, though not in the usual ordered method they had taken to since the appearance of the infected Eldar. It seems the zombies have completely reverted to their base intelligences once again, a shambling horde of easy targets.Inquisitor Leon Delcome VII meets with you after the battle, you drinking amasec with your war council in celebration. The Inquisitor accepts a glass with a chuckle. "I'm afraid it is not quite over yet ladies and gentlemen, though the hard part is." He says, you freezing up in fear of more fighting. "Don't worry. My librarian reported that he looked into the mind of the central intelligence before it was destroyed and reported other infected Eldar unattached to the main stem. However, these ones are not as powerful and unable to exert as wide a zone of control. My squad is going to remain on Valencia for a while purging these xenos, lest another central intelligence be built. Besides, I wish to study these creatures. I'm sure you're okay with that?">Do we allow the Inquisitor and his men to stay in our midst?
>>40120836>Thank you. I write pretty frequently, but this has been my longest running and most successful quest thread yet, so I'm glad to hear it
>>40121046They can stay, we owe them at least that much for saving our asses.
>>40121046That's fine. Just be careful that fungus is pernicious and a pain in the arse to deal with. If you need anything let me know.
>>40121046I don't think we have anything to hide.
>>40121046>allow>implyingBut seriously, no problem.
>>40121046Yes, though remind him how infectious these things are and that he should be VERY careful with them.Also note that these probably aren't safe to use as a biological weapon, as they would wipe out both forces and then an exterminatus would have to be used to clear them out.
>>40121046Let him stay and do as he pleases. Ask for the names of the fallen so that they may be honored with a proper monument to their courage and sacrifice.
>>40121070>>40121076>>40121079>>40121082>>40121101"But of course Inquisitor, why wouldn't you be?' You say with a smile. "We owe our final victory to your marines leading our best PDF into battle." The inquisitor smiles and holds up a glass. "A toast then. To victory." He says, the rest of the war council toasting as well.>The Fungal War rages on, but without their central intelligence, the zombie threat has been severely lessened.>Now begins the time to rebuild and focus on managing our planet once more>Which we will do... next thread.>I want to thank everyone who came out and contributed to the thread tonight. This was truly epic, and even I was on the edge of my seat watching those dice roles.>Next thread will be on Monday, likely in the evening, so around 7 pm EST.
>>40121214Thanks for running Gov.
>>40121214thanks for running!
>>40121214Great job, I enjoyed this thread immensely.
>>40121046To quote from memory Ciaphas Cain... "All men across the galaxy know that sinking feeling of, "dear, would you do me a little favor..." However, it is even less wise than usual to say no if the person asking is a representative of the Emperor's Most Holy Inquisition."Still, he is an Inquisitor, and they suspect EVERYONE of Heresy. Heresy by thought, heresy by word, heresy by deed. Best to be on our toes, lest anything crops up while he's around that may jeopardize our little fiefdom.In short, we're going to be acting like kids the last week before Christmas-er, Emperor's Day-until he is out-system. On our best behavior, lest little brother frame us for something naughty in the hope that Mummy and Daddy will give him our shiny toys while we get coal.>>40121214G'nite.