>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, we decided to expand out, only to come across a most astonishing discovery: a Hive City dating back to the Horus Heresy>However, the city is manned by defense turrets and servitors, which have shot away any attempts to get inside. Furthermore, whoever is inside the city is committing tech heresy, according to Mechanicus Representative Helena.>In the meanwhile, we have stepped up production, beginning to manufacture carapace armor and plasma guns with our ceramite and coolant respectively.>Link to previous thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40203887/You are sitting in your office, filling out some paper work when Helena comes into your office. "Governor, I have made a most startling discovery." She says, handing you a data slate. "I was wondering how there could be servitors and defense weaponry up and running in the city when auspex scans showed no signs of life. I was clueless for a while, until I did a seismic reading around the city." She presses a button on the slate and a grid representation of the city appears... and then begins to extend downwards. "The city goes miles underground. Whomever was here before us was mining ceramite like we are. It is my guess that whatever foul heretics are bunkered down in the city are underground. There could be thousands of them down there.">How do we react to this information?
>>40247072Contact the inquisitor and all available commanders for a strategy meeting.
>>40247188Seconding.Christ, if this planet is typical for the galaxy no wonder humanity is losing ground. This place is a fucking deathtrap
>>40247226nope, most planets in the imperium are ok (relatively) but many are fucked.
>>40247072>Also, I'm going to write up some facts about Valenica>Months since founding: 24>Months in a year: 13>Number of cities: 3>Number of Regiments: 15 PDF, 4 Krieg, 2 Skitarii>Planet's Population: 33,964,316
>>40247188>>40247226You call together a meeting of your military commanders to discuss strategy. Frederick, who has led the pacification of the moon, is finally free for duty once more, leaving the remainder of the duties to subordinates, as the vast majority of the moon has been cleansed. You go over the situation before turning to the gathered commanders for thoughts. Frederick, unsurprisingly, speaks up first. "It is simple governor. The enemy is prepared for a ground based assault, so we take them from the air. We use the upper levels of the hive to land troops far above the enemy firing arcs, and work our way downwards. I've faced heretics and I know that in the face of the Emperor's well trained and disciplined soldiers of Krieg, they will break ranks and run farther down. Your defense forces have been well trained by us that even they will strike fear in the hearts of our foe." As Frederick finishes, the Krieg Commisar, whom you remember meeting at the party held by Diaz, speaks up. "Governor, if I may? I've been to many a hive city in my life time and there are a few things I've learned, one of which is almost all hives have heretics or xenos of some kind hiding amongst them. These places are too large to fully route something else. I agree with General Frederick's plan, of course, but I believe once those guns are silenced, we could begin moving in civilians and encouraging them to be on the look out for heretics and their ilk. Perhaps a yearly purge to keep numbers down? At the very least, we could position troops on the ground level and keep the slaves of the ruinous powers trapped underground until they starve.">What do you think of these plans? Would you like to go with them or ask for other opinions?
>>40247607I like both of those plans.
>>40247734Agreed. We will give Fred the freedom to prosecute the air raids and initial invasion and once the guns have been silenced, we can start the mass settling of civilians in the upper levels.
>>40247607where is the inquisitor, he must have some response to all of this and what is the Mechanicus 's plan.
>>40247734>>40247766You nod your head. "I believe this to be a fine plan. Frederick, you may move forward with your air raid. Once the foul betrayers have been driven underground, we can contain them and make sure they never see the sun again." As the meeting adjourns, Helena whispering to a few of her mechanicus associates, Frederick approaches you. "Governor, as you know, I was originally sent from Krieg in order to secure Valencia against the moon spore invasion. Well, the threat has been largely and I should be returning to Krieg soon." You frown, opening your mouth to speak when Frederick holds up a hand. "Governor, I'll be honest with you. I am past my time. It has been many years since I've taken to the battlefield personally. The regiments I lead here in the defense of Valencia are made up of new recruits getting some valuable combat experience, not hardened veterans or proud full soldiers of Krieg. No, it seems command doesn't know what to do with me anymore, so they have me running errands." His honesty strikes you. Normally the Krieg are robotic, almost anticipating their deaths. And here is a man that has outlived the time he should have died. He is the worst nightmare of a Krieger. Growing old. "That being said, defending your planet has struck something of a spark within my heart. My campaigns may no longer be as grand as they once were, but training your defense forces, leading them into battle to defend their homes, seeing their vigor as they grow as a unit. Governor, I live for that. As such, I have sent a formal request to command to have me stay on Valencia as leader of her armed forces, if you would have me do so.">Do we accept Frederick's offer and give him full citizenship as a Valencian?
>>40248304"It would be a great honor for you to stay here on this world, Frederick. You have saved this world - it is only fitting that you have some time to spend here. My one condition: you must share some amasec with me and tell me your war stories sometime."
>>40247607I like the idea of claiming the hive for our own but first we have to secure it. Lets save that conversation for once the hive is no longer a war zone.I like the general's plan but I think that we should strike strategic target on the first wave. Power plants, munition factories and so on. Can we do an orbital scan on the hive before the attack? Just to identify those targets.
>>40248304Let's not give any rights to this alien he will take our jobs
>>40248386>>40248434>>40248467>>40248481>>40248481>>40248481You smile, clapping a hand down on Frederick's shoulder. "It would be a great honor for you to stay here on this world, Frederick. You have saved this world - it is only fitting that you have some time to spend here. My one condition: you must share some amasec with me and tell me your war stories sometime." You can't tell from the gas mask, but you think Frederick smiles back at you. He gives a salute. "Of course general. I shall send the request..." He turns, taking a few steps before looking back. "After I have routed these heretics from my home." He says before walking off towards his command station.Three days pass as Frederick organizes the troops and goes over the plan. 4 regiments will be involved in the attack. 2 PDF forces, both of them veterans, 1 Krieg regiment, and a regiment of Skitarii, being involved at the Mechanicus's insistence. They will act as shock troops, with more regiments landed after the guns have been silenced.>1d100+10 for veterans soldiers for effectiveness of the attack. As Frederick is in command, we may re-roll our lowest roll and take the higher of the two results. First 3 rolls are averaged, as always.
Rolled 50 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40248681
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>40248681
>>40248681>Damn me and my mistakes today.>Meant governor, not general
>>40248701Sorry I forgot the plus ten
Rolled 13 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40248681Rolling!
Rolled 32 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40248681
>>40248697>>40248701>>40248757>Rolls average out to a 67.3, a successApparently, the enemy were completely unprepared for an aerial invasion. All the heretics can do is fire inaccurate heavy bolter fire up at the Valkyries as they make landing. Within minutes the soldiers make their way down to the ground level. Losses are suffered fighting the combat servitors, the damn machines seemingly unable to be put down, but soon enough they are silenced. The soldiers begin launching flares, indicating that the turret guns are down and it is safe to approach.>We have taken the upper city. We know not the strength of the heretics in the underground segment, but we can begin cordoning off exits. What shall we do next? This will be the last action of the month.
>>40248866lets push down and see what the defenses are like, or at least scout them out, no sense attacking or defending against something you know nothing about
>>40248866Seal off all major entrances and fortify.
>>40248304>We shall give you that, you have earned this and deserve much more with your glories and bravery, but this you shall have.
>>40248866Probe into the breach with skitarii and station troops at exits
>>40248866Use flame or gas weaponry to purge the Juden. We will send Krieg forces afterwards.
>>40248866COrdon the exits and move up the supply lines while settling some civilians in the upper hive.
>>40248866Target power plants and munitions factories. Choke the very life out of the enemy.
>>40248866Gas the lower hives. Best way to weed them out.
>>40248866start pumping water in, flood those heretics and prepare for them to try and assault their way out of drowning
>>40248956>>40248941>>40248927>>40248923You order for barricades to be set up at the entrances, moving the supply chain forward and getting the first few civilians into the upper hive. In the meanwhile, however, you order for a few scouts to be sent down into the underhive to probe the defenses of the heretics and get a sense as to what is going on down there.>1d100 for scouting effectiveness.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>40249197Here goes something
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>40249197One scout in the right spot is worth twice his weight in Earthshaker shells.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>40249197I hope we don't find any monsters!
>>40249239>>40249247>>40249270We suck at scouting
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>40249197Rolling again in case we get a reroll
>>40249351Nah we don't have veteran scouts
>>40249239>>40249247>>40249270>Rolls average to 47, a partial success with a consequence.A few scouts are lost in the effort, but soon you have a detailed report on your desk of the under hive. Evidently, there is a whole society of mutants, heretics, and aliens living in the under hive. A market place where banished tech priests sell strange technologies. One scout reported the situation as being similar to the under hive of Armageddon, with many random acts of gang violence occurring. Still, it does not appear that the under hive dwellers have any vast armies and there wasn't any sign of, say, a Chaos Space Marine down there.>Month 25>What are our priorities for this month? The moon is now fully pacified, besides maybe the occasional fungal zombie or two. Rogue Trader Roman Diaz has come and gone once more, taking his monthly coolant. We have begun production on plasma guns and carapace armor with our natural resources but don't have enough to equip a full regiment yet.
>>40249452Mass assault with gas weaponry on the heretics in the hivecity.Can we launch some spy probes into orbit so we aren't caught by surprise when Xeno ships arrive in the system?
>>40249452organize troops to send raiding partys down into the lower levels one level at a time and cleanse the area but keep collateral to a minimum. See if we can't Improve the relations with the mechanicus and the exlesiarchy.
>>40249452A chaos force doesn't fight like a conventional unit. We should gas or burn these heretics out before they summon demonic reinforcements.
>>40249197Can we determine who or what we are actually fighting before we move in a civilian population?If it is something like a genestealer cult or chaos we might have to kill all those civilians before they accomplish anything.
>>40249452>Gas the Chaos. ONLY GOOD HERETIC IS A DEAD HERITIC
>>40249452Pipe n promethium belt it settle then burn em out.
>>40249545None of those civilians are worth saving if they've been hanging out with heretics and xenos for decades.I say kill them all, it's not worth the trouble to figure out which of them are salvageable
>>40249452Shift into maximum overpurge. Be on the lookout for any archeotech that may have survived.
>>40249545Everyone in their has to die. None of them are good Emperor fearing civilians.
>>40249584He means our civilians, the ones we're moving in.
>>40249627This. Let's avoid potentially exposing our own people to corruption by properly assessing moral threats first.
>>40249627As long as our lines hold it shouldn't be a problem. Worse case we have to purge some of our own civilians.
Gas the heretics space war now!
>>40249708You misspelled land war m8.
>>40249627Oops, my bad. I say wait on resettlement until we gas the traitors then.
>>40249716We're already moving people in.
>>40249708There are xenos, race war would've worked out fine.
>>40249735>We're moving people in to the upper levels. That's, like a mile up and away from the heretics below.
>>40249735Well, most inert gasses are heavier than air, so we should still be good. At the very worst, Krieg forces could share gasmask supplies.
>>40249758Cool then no problem then.
>>40249518>>40249533>>40249569>>40249582>>40249708>>40249779You order for gas to be pumped down into the lower hives. That should kill off the heretics, or at least force them to go upwards into the path of the Krieg and PDF guns.>1d100-10 for gas roll. Minus 10 as the pipe network is very old and was likely tampered with by the Dark Mechanicus that live there.
Rolled 81 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40249898
Rolled 31 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40249898Fuck you, heretical plumbers
Rolled 34 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40249898
Rolled 5 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40249898
Rolled 99 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40249898here we go.
>>40249920>>40249931>>40249963Man fuck dice
>>40249920>>40249931>>40249963>Rolls average to 38.6, a low partial success with a consequenceThe gas does manage to permeate into the lower levels of the hive... slightly. The piping network is old, rusted, and altered by the Mechanicus traitors below. So while gas is pumped in, not in highly lethal quantities. The heretics simply move down a few levels, beyond the reach of the gas. Still, this does provide a bit of a buffer zone at least.>Shall we continue moving civilians in and go with the commisar's plan of leaving them to the duty of watching out for heretics? We can still keep guards stationed at all exits.
>>40249898Looks like we're going to have to do this the hard way and slaughter the filth.
>>40250055No, halt further settlement for now. Put the population already here to work repairing the city and getting it functional. Have Mechanicus teams look at the power systems and see whether we can sabotage the power network in the lower levels.
>>40250055Nah, we should push in and do a bit of slaughter.
>>40250055have squads in protective gear go down and clear out the lower levels and establish a beachhead for further cleaning day operations.
We could try again with liquid promethium.Trouble is that could backfire spectacularly.
>>40250055Send in the troops, but make sure they all have shotguns or shotlas'. We're going to do some close quarters shit.
>>40250172>Pump in liquid promethium Why?
>>40250055>WE MUST PURGE THEMsend in kill squads to clean out the lower city.
>>40250196Oh, no reason.
>>40250222>>40250192>>40250138>>40250130>>40250095You order for some troops to be equipped with protective gear and close range weaponry, shotlas and shot guns. Commisar Keller, the one who came up with the plan, expresses some confusion. "Why are we going after them? I thought the plan was to drive them down into the under city, which we've done." He says. "I just need to be sure. I don't want a large number coming after us." You say back as you watch the first wave of troops head down.>1d100+10 for specifically gearing our soldiers for this mission
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>40250419Come on easy supply lines.
Rolled 85 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40250419>A commissar>needing a reason to purge xenos, mutants, and heretics
Rolled 92 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40250419
Rolled 31 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40250481>>40250510>>40250538IMPERATOR LE VULTDo we get a reroll for frederick?
>>40250565if we do I hope we aren't using yours.
>>40250510Man, I don't trust a commissar that doesn't have a murder boner.
Guess that carapace armor shipped. GG xenos.
>>40250584Comissar Cain didn't have a murderboner.Are you saying you wouldn't trust the HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!!!!1 ?????heretiiiiiiiiiiic
>>40250481>>40250510>>40250538>Rolls average to 91.6, a successThe heretics, foolish as ever, did not expect your troops to follow. Stepping out of the gas filled hallways, your soldiers fired shot after shot into the bunched up heretics attempting to flee from the poison. In the chaos and confusion, the teeming masses of traitors only fled, with few putting up any resistance. They were gunned down in the street, bodies littering their former hide outs. Those that did manage to flee are certainly not to underestimate your military might now.>We have pushed the heretic hordes down more levels. They are now 10 levels below the surface, thus out of the habitation levels of the underhive and into the mining and factory levels. We could continue our pursuit or pull back for now. What shall we do?
>>40250718Reinforce our current position, and send in the tech priests to look for any archeotech that may have survived. Also, how many levels are there to this thing?
>>40250718We'll probably have to pursue them. Hive quakes are bad enough without being intentionally set off.
>>40250718send in more troops as reinforcements and keep the ball going, kill them all.
>>40250718Pursue to the mining and factory levels, but hold off after taking the first level or so.We don't know what they have down there.
>>40250718Xenos, when they fall back, just run and hide. HERETICS, on the other hand, summon daemons by breaking reality. Let's just tell the citizens to keep an eye out for disappearances or suspicious behavior right now. We'll gas them out later.
>>40250919>>40250857>>40250843You order for a full pursuit, sending in more reinforcements to give chase. Your soldiers rearm and reload their weapons, shotlas guns charged and ready. They burst down into the next level... to find the streets oddly empty. They move forward, sweeping the streets, but all is quiet save for the sound of some machinery running, likely a generator of some kind. The squad sergeant reaches down for his auspex scanner, when they hear it."I HAVE SUFFERED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, JUST AS YOU WILL NOW!"Smashing its way through a building and crushing one of the guardsmen, a Chaos Hellbrute reveals itself. Its chasis shows its age, the daemon engine built around a contemptor dreadnought. Your soldiers open fire, the shots harmlessly bouncing off the metal hide of the thing. "DIE SERVANTS OF THE FALSE EMPEROR LIKE THE DOGS YOU ARE!" It yells, unleashing a flamer attack. Your soldiers are forced to pull back, running back up to the levels they clear. The Hellbrute follows them all the way until they leave the level, hurling insults at them as they make their escape.>It would appear the heretics and xenos have a few tricks up their sleaves. It's going to be hard to take this down without tank support. Luckily, it doesn't seem to be giving chase. How should we proceed?
>>40251344get the fucking Inquisitor on the phone and tell him what happened. We have a chaos incursion on our hands.
>>40251344Call the inquisitor and tell him about all the lovely Chaos we have on our planet.
>>40251344Bring an escort down to LEO. Prepare to use lance batteries on the hive city.
>>40251344Do we have tanks? We can end his suffering right quick with those.
>>40251378This. Also lets fly in a shitload of tanks and rocket troops (do we have any krak grenades or anything?). Each patrol should be stocked with anti vehicular weaponry and at least one tank
>>40251507>>40251512>We have tanks, but getting them down through a hive, especially one in disrepair, might be a bit of an issue. Service elevators would be needed to get them down there, and it is likely they aren't working.>>40251378>>40251417>The Inquisitor is long gone guys. He was only here to purge the infected Eldar, which we did a month ago. Furthermore, he was an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor, not a Hereticus or Malleus one.
>>40251512I disagree with this plan. We keep contacting the inquisiton, we won't have a hive- or, hell, a planet, to govern.
>>40251566Alright, but what about rocket weaponry? Does the Mechanicus have anything laying around for anti-Chaos tank fighting?
>>40251566Ok,we need to get heavy weapons and a new battle plan.
>>40251566well can we talk with the local priest to get some help? Maybe some sisters of battle or something?Until then solidify our position on the upper levels.
>>40251577I agree. I thought the inquisitor had remained to study the fungus. I suppose he left.Can we start distributing the plasma weapons? Even one per squad on our advance groups means they could do at least some damage
>>40251566Alright, get some heavy weapons transported there pronto. We're starting a good ol' siege. If all else fails, get the ecclesiarchy on the line, tell them we need priests blessing our gear.
>>40251566>Tell the fuckin high lords then
>>40251660Or we could hold up for a couple months and outfit entire squads with them.
>>40251566OK, here is the plan, we set up a kill zone with explosives, heavy weapons and everything we can set in short window of time, up further back from we found Hellbrute. Once we are ready we sent units to engage it, draw him in then retreat into the killsone.
>>40251668Man we can't go whimpering to our superiors every time chaos fucks with us.
>>40251705I suggested >>40251665, but until we get scans of the hive city(which are so dense I doubt even the admech know how to) blowing the foundation of any part of the city is a bad idea. Not explosions, just stuff like lascannons or missile launchers. Those are contained explosions, plastics are not.
>>40251716Yes. We have had a minor setback. We should not call for help unless the situation is completely fubar.
>>40251668Next up the chain would be sub-sector command, and chances are we used up our allotted Imperial Fucks To Give earlier. We are on our own.
>>40251827OK, I guess. No high grade explosives but what about a few mines and frags?
>>40251856We have plasma guns in the works, I say we just hold up in till we can can plasma the asshole.
>>40251900Oh yeah, I forgot that.
>So, I'm a little lost in the string of replies and discussions people are having. Reply to this post with your official vote and I'll use that to make the next post.
>>40252013Siege the lower levels in till we can get are mad Dakk
>>40252013Equip troops with available heavy weapons. Pull back and deploy tanks if possible. Attempt to lure key chaos forces into ambush or traps.
>>40252013Ship some heavy weapons, start a siege.
>>40252013Try flooding the level with gas or promethium. If we can't fight the thing right now. At least give it some hurt while we contact someone who can.
>>40252013talk to the local escesiarchy member for possible advice, in the meantime outfit our boys with better arms and make another push.
>>40252051>>40252050>>40252047>>40252037You order for a siege line to be established. The chaos forces are trapped down there and you have the numbers and fire power advantage. You have tanks shipped in to help cover the exits. In the meantime, you step up production of the plasma guns, reasoning a full squads worth of them should be able to damage that warp spawned monster.>(Going to call it a night here guys. I wanna thank everyone who came out to the thread. Next thread will be Sunday around 7 p.m. Hope to see you there. Also, if you have any comments, feel free to leave them below. I would love to know how to improve the quest.)
>>40252170cool. Would talking the the priest have helped us or would it have just wasted time?
>>40252197>(That's still an option in the future, so not gonna give out spoilers)
>>40252231would the inquisitor have been able to give any advice if we could have contacted him.
>>40252170How is are new city doing?
>>40252249>(It would be out of his area of expertise. He was a Xenos inquisitor, not a hereticus or Malleus one. He doesn't know chaos. He probably would have just referred you to a colleague of his)
>>40252278>(Hasn't been much time yet. people are likely just settling in/getting things working again)
>>40252170Well, I'd like to see perspectives of people other than the PG every once in a while. I get that the fighting between the krieg and the cultists were supposed to be ultrabrutal, but the only thing showed was 'The gasmasks killed so hard the cultists ran so they didn't die to death'. It's more interesting to see Sergeant bumfuck than governor bumfuck's perspective on a battle. Also, I can't tell if we're actually on the battlefield or in a cozy office. We have tanks shipped to cover exits, but do we know that? Commanders know to do that, but they don't know they have tank on order. I guess what I'm trying to say is, know your perspective, and stick with it, give it some different spice for different occasions. Loving this quest OP, sleep tight.
>>40252372I'd second this.Maybe give some descriptions of the mess of paperwork that we're getting or what-not.
>>40252170Can we get a official pastebin for all the quests stats, assets, buffs, and ingame time?