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 from the previous thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40762166/Voxcaster frequency (use for operational purposes only):https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Thought for the day: Terrors of the Night are kept at bay by the Light of Knowledge. +Theme: https://listenonrepeat.com/?v=x2Lc2WYPQ0w#Dawn_of_War_II_OST_Full_-_HD
Our data was corrupted by the latest warp jump, reuploading:+Datalogs from the previous thread+http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/42782771/Last session+++You have sent out a Strike Cruiser to crush a minor rebellion on the world of San Larion, Kronus, one of your most trusted brothers was leading the mission...+++As you retreat towards the Thunderhawk, one of the parties you sent out into the city contacts you:>Chapter Master, this is Sergeant Hasvar of the 5th Company, my men have approached one of the depots that were guarded by our brothers. Most of the place has been recently repaired and repainted, but we found a few holes in the walls that could have only been left by the bolter shells... After checking the nearby rubish pile we also found a shard of shoulderpad which clearly belonged to one of our brothers, identification at the moment is not yet possible. We also found strange traces leading towards an abandoned industrial warehouse nearby, they seem to be fresh, should we investigate?+++Sergeant Hasvar has 3 squads under his command and has fresh trail of the unknown hostiles. Should he pursue or wait until Quintor arrives with his command squad and veteran squad to support him? (it would take about an hour by Thunderhawk)
>>42906324Follow the tracks and scout out the terrain. But wait for Quintor and some veterans to reinforce them before they investigate inside the warehouse.
>>42906352While you are ascending into the orbit your vox caster comes to life and a harsh voice of your old comrade greets you:>This is Captain Quintor of the 5th. We have just landed at the location. Hasvar has done a good job of surrounding and scouting the area, however we have not yet entered the industrial complex itself. I have half a company with me here, including Devastator support, do I have the permission to pursue the enemy? Also, what's the situation with locals, is the governor on our side? What rules of engagement should we follow in case of an encounter?+If you wish him to track down the enemy, roll his Intelligence, you need 2 DoS for real results as enemy had some time to get away.+
>>42906461>do I have the permission to pursue the enemy?Affirmative Brother >Also, what's the situation with locals, is the governor on our side?Unknown. Suspect some kind of psychic manipulation is subverting the populace. Avoid if possible, but do not hesitate to act in self-defence.>What rules of engagement should we follow in case of an encounter?If it's human, surround, make contact and engage if hostile. Apprehend and question if not.If it's not human, you know what to do.The Emperor is with you brother.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>42906526And the roll.
>>42906461A bit of helpful criticism, this is a bit too open-ended. I can't tell what my options are here.>what's the situation with locals, is the governor on our sideI don't fucking know.You know what? Sure, let's track him down. I don't really see any other option.
>Emperor protects. Quintor out.Your servitor assistant hands you over a dataslate showing you operational data. You can see dozens of life-sign triangles moving towards the target location - Quintor has started his assault. As you nod in approval, Brethorius enters the room:>Milord, I've spoken with Renard regarding his doubts about the planet and our missing brothers. I was thinking that maybe we should be more careful with the locals. I still can't get over the idea that something made Kronus and his men simply disappear... I've had an idea. Let me try to kidnap the planetary governor. If there's someone who knows something, it'll be him. What do you think?
>>42906775>They're definitely hiding something brother, but I'd prefer to do a bit more investigating whilst under the radar of the local authorities. The last thing we want is planet-wide aggravation. If nothing comes up we'll try more 'proactive' methods of getting information. Like kidnapping.>If it comes to that though, you have a plan?
>>42906775>I've had an idea. Let me try to kidnap the planetary governor.I have an idea, you keep that up and we'll all be excommunicatio traitoris.No, let's do what we were doing before he had this idea.
>>42906775Can we use our Psychic powers to learn anything at the moment?
>>42906825It's a pretty shitty planet to be honest. We could probably bombard the entire place claiming its been taken over by genestealers with relatively minimal fallout.Obviously not going to though.
Brethorius smiles:>Indeed. From when we visited his palace I noticed that Don Siempre doesn't seem to be putting much effort into securing his home. There's a mountain range nearby, some 20 miles away, we could land covertly there, run to the palace with light armour, deactivate defences with an EMP blast, then kidnap the governor and be back to the ship before sun rises. I think I could do it with a squad of good scouts and Geron.While you were talking a report arrives from Quintor:>Milord, we've secured the industrial complex. It seems that it was used either as a holding pen for some animals or it was infested by xenos of some sort, there's plenty of genetical debris here. The only thing that really worries me is that they have managed to evade us using sewer system that has a few openings in the complex. I have enough men to pursue them, but if it comes to fighting we'll no longer be able to use our numbers against them. Alternatively we can glass the entrances into the sewers and retreat, so we are awaiting your orders.
>>42906939Tell Quintor to gather the genetic samples and get them back to Klementhos for testing.Pull up city plans and find every large entrance to those sewers and have marines watch them. Not guarding, just watching from a concealed position. Wait and see if anything appears.To Brethrorius, tell him to assemble his team and begin training and running simulations for the mission, I want them tip-top if we go through with it.ETA on the Ordo Xenos we contacted?
>>42906876Which Psychic powers would you like to use? Remember that their use is dangerous, so better make it worth it.>>42906978>Understood. We'll be back at Aspera Dominus in two hours. However remember, that Klementhos is working at his laboratory in Tombstone, we'll not be able to run proper tests until we get back to him.Brethorius thanks for trusting him and leaves the room. Laptus, who was standing with other officers at the side looks at you and silently approaches:>Milord, we don't have the proof that the governor is heretic, at least not yet. What you are planning is treason. It is my duty as the Chaplain of this Chapter to warn you of this, however I trust you known what you are doing.[Reply and roll your Diplomacy, you may gain Heresy]
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>42907095>Klementhos is working at his laboratory in TombstoneWhat on? We haven't given him any project to do and we brought him with us on http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Current_Chapter_DeploymentsTo Laptus:>I'm going to wait and see the results of the sample tests and the marines watching the sewers before going through with it Laptus. If my suspicions are correct and this world has been infested with genestealsers they must be contained by any means necessary. The High Lords, the Inquisition and the Emperor would agree. Thank you for your concern brother.
>>42907153Supporting this, but we should definitely find more proof before. Maybe forcing some of key member to take a DNA test or something? It might be that the corruption has not yet reached the highlord, but maybe his close associates.
>>42906978Holy shit I managed to actually catch one of these for once.I suggest we keep some squads ready in our transports in case the kidnapping mission goes fubar, if anything happens and it's genestealers as we suspect then they'll need all the help they can get, and they'll need it FAST.
>>42907095>Which Psychic powers would you like to use? Remember that their use is dangerous, so better make it worth it.I'm thinking Glimpse? Or is Visions the enhanced version of that?
>>42907153>Thank you for your explanation, Chapter Master. I see that you are pure of heart and your actions are guided by right motivations.[Lose 1% Heresy]>My mistake, sir, I was under impression that he was working to implant Mucranoids into our neophytes, but I guess he's able to dedicate that work to other Apothecaries.Once the genetic samples are safely back on Aspera Dominus, Klementhos immediately takes them to ship Apothecarion for study.>While I don't have all the necessary tools here, I'll do my best. I will try to distinguish what type of organism left this DNA.[Roll d100 for Klemethos Genetics skill]ETA for Ordo Xenos is a few weeks. If you'd prefer to timeskip, let me know.
>>42907095>>42907095to Laptus> I thank you for your concern, my chaplain. It raises my spirits to see my chaplain on the side of honor and duty. I suspect the govenour to be a traitor, or heretic, or both and intend to prepare as soon as my suspicions are based upon solid truth. You are of course correct that these preparations are futile, should his innocence be proven. May the emperor guide our inquiries and help us getting our brothers back
>>42907319>ETA for Ordo Xenos is a few weeks. If you'd prefer to timeskip, let me know. Against it, we should not sit idle in orbit at a time like that
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>42907319Klemethos Genetics Skill
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>42907319Klemethos' GeneticsWait a few days for any reports from our marines watching the sewers.
>>42907346Supporting this, let's get ourselves busy.
>>42907284Glimpse is more useful for rapidly developing situations, such as combat, because it gives you insight onto what will happen in the next few seconds. Visions would be able to answer any more general questions you might have.>>42907238Welcome back, blastwave!>>42907324>I will support whatever decision you will take, but I nonetheless remain a Chaplain and my duty is as much to the Chapter as it is to the Emperor. May he blesses your steps, brother.As Laptus is walking away you realise that your once inexperienced Chaplain seems to have become a true warrior down the core of his soul...>>42907351>>42907354>My research is progressing well, I will have results ready by tomorrow noon.Klementhos seems to be fully dedicated to his task.Nerial Derang, the High Astropath of your Chapter, approaches you:>Master, I have received reply from the Ordo Xenos. Please, read it.You have managed to get in contact with [roll d4]1-3. Inquisitorial cell4. InquisitorThey will arrive to San Larion in [roll d5] weeks.
>>42907370posted that in the chat:-send chapter serfs into a bar to eavesdrop-quarantine them as they return-get records of the govenour and pics of planetary imperial symbols of authority and compares both with recent observations
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>42907499Who did we get in contact with?
>>42907499and how long with the good Inquisitor take?
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>42907544dang flabbit
>>42907499Thanks, Skargan. Even if I don't get to contribute often, know that I'm always reading. Once a Ghost, always a Ghost.>>42907510>Pic related>>42907504I like these, at first I was a little worried about what the chapter serfs might reveal about us if captured but I guess that with a minimum of care we aren't running any real risk.I mean, the serfs might lose their lives, but still.
>>42907572>>42907544>>42907510You are lucky! An Inquisitor of Ordo Xenos was on his business close by and has answered your call! Roll d100, on 90+ it's one of the canon inquisitors.>>42907504How many of them do you want to send?+A few (little info, small chance of detection)+A few dozen(moderate info, average chance of detection)+A few hundreds in different cities(detailed info, high chance of detection)Roll d100 to organise this effort (shame that Xyptus isn't here, he would give a massive bonus)
>>42907750rolling d100 for inquisitorAs for serfs, I'm in favour of just sending a few. We only need minor information on how things have changed, manufactorums making different things, less churchgoing etc.
>>42907504How could I forget that:describe situation to the blank, a.k.a. former inq agent and ask her it she remembers anything similar
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>42907750Here is how my name will go down in shame.I vote for a few dozen.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>42907771god fucking damnit rolling for =][= again>>42907779noice
>>42907750from hi-hi-hi:first few into a bar near a spaceport or something similar. they should pretend they just passed by as traders or cargo crew of a ship and gotten shore leave. second few same story but to church
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>42907771>>42907779I'll take Blatswave's comment cause we've not seen him in a while and he has a good roll.+++Your spying efforts take around two days in total. On the first day you land your serfs in non-suspicious locations and they go out to gather info... Soon, your vox caster starts reporting various rumours.>It seems that Governor Don Siempre has abadoned his habit of appearing in public events. Once a "people's man", he's now distant and seldom seen in public.>Lord Gaddrian has suffered a fatal accident on the hunt last week. Everyone suspects that it was organised by Larion Ursus, everyone knows that Lord Gaddrian was one of the political exiles and was sent here from Tachion Primaris because he attempted to seduce Larion's daughter.>Local cult of the Eaglebearers has been gaining strength in San Larion for a few years now. Last month, just after the riots, Don Siempre assigned Salamis Metaxos, the High Priest of Eaglebearers on San Larion, as his permanent advisor.>Local xenos, known as Tsai, have been getting more troublesome of late. Even smugglers, who are often suspected of working with them, report this...[Rolling for enemy counterintel. Target - 70 or less]
>>42908060All of the serfs have returned safely, but they reported that some masked men have tried to catch them. Some of those have been hideously deformed, but as underdock serf 8695-C Arkar said:>I prayed to the Emperor, reciting the Litany against Mutation and it worked! I strongly suspect, that they were mutants, sir!
>>42908113Hideously deformed masked men trying to grab our serfs?Genestealer hybrids for sure.Any word from marines watching sewers?
>>42908060>>42908113Once we're done with this situation, we should give a little award to these serfs - perhaps we could assign them to more prestigious positions, they've shown to be quite capable and brave.
>>42908113Also remember to keep the serfs in quarantine until they can have a DNA test for any taint.>>42908188Also this. Promotions for the serfs.
>>42907798Inquisitor who answers your call is named Laertos Karr. He is known for extermination of Sarrafiri species in the Moons of Concordia. The rumours say that he has two marines permanently assigned to his retinue and that he is a puritan. He will arrive to San Larion in 4 weeks.>>42908149No signs of the enemy at the industrial complex.>>42908188>>42908253Klementhos will get to that as soon as he's done with the DNA tests. [roll d100]>Well, it seems we have the results, sir. I have bad news and some more bad news. First of all it seems that what we are facing here are species known as Corporaptor hominis or alternatively Corporaptor ymgarli, as they were encountered for the first time in moons of Ymgarl in Tiamet system in M35. In Low Gothic they are usually called Genestealers and they are among the nastiest xeno species out there. They usually infiltrate planets and then strike from within, however their purestrain specimen are extremely capable combatants on their own, so don't presume that they are weak because they infiltrate. Esteemed Chapter of the Blood Angels was almost wiped out in 996.M40 when they encountered them. From whole Chapter only fifty marines survived! Only fifty, I repeat! Another bad news is that the DNA sample is too old and I wasn't able to get any more precise details about it. I can't say what stage of genestealer left them or how old it is, etc. What are we going to do, milord? Can I share this information with the rest of the brothers?
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>42908427Fuckan genestealers man. Knew it.I say we kidnap Siempre.Rolling for klementhos.
>>42908427Contact the Ordo Xenos inquisitor about this, he needs to know ASAP.Time to go full purge, in my opinion, no fucking around.
>>42908489We could enter the sewers in multiple locations, make our way through behind a wave of burning promethium until we find the patriarch.
>>42908483No signs of taint were found by Klementhos.
>>42908427About sharing this info with the rest of the brothers: I'd say yes, can't see any reason to keep this from them.
>>42908427Oh and yes share the information with our brothers.Everyone must prepare.
>>42908511I approve anything that involves promethium, but we shall not thread lightly on these grounds. If these creatures are as widespread as we think, I fear we might have to fight on the surface too, not only in the sewers.Multiple teams assaulting the sewers with a picket of brothers holding the entrances outside should be good, although I think we should gather more data about the sewers first. Maps, plans, anything that could help us navigate them.
>>42908511Also: they'll surely have exits/entrances to the sewers we don't know about. What would you guys suggest about this?
>>42908582Yeah good point. Data data data.Gives time for the =][= to arrive as well.Devote forces to scout out every single entrance to the sewers. Maybe revenants can steal plans for the sewers from city hall if we can't access it freely.>>42908604Drop a macrocannon shell on an uninhabited area nearby then record the resulting seismic shockwaves.Should give a good map of the tunnel system.
>>42908626Also, this is pretty obvious but I'm saying it for the sake of thoroughness: after any on-ground mission, no one comes back in without going through quarantine and a dna test first.I like the macrocannon idea but obviously we should keep it last in our to-do list, it'd give our plans away in a second.
>>42908701We could pump a slightly radioactive gas into the sewers and detect from orbit where it reappears.Would give every entrance and exit to the sewers and I'm assuming genestealers won't be roaming around with geiger counters to notice.
>>42908736I really like this, seems subtle enough.
>>42908489You send out a soulword to the Inquisitor Karr. >>42908540>>42908521Please roll a d100 to see how well your brothers react to the news.Then please indicate what means do you use to collect data on the sewers and roll d100 for that.+++Nerial calls you on your private channel:>Milord, we have a standard distress beacon activation signal coming from Oro island in the main archipelago. It's quite densely populated. This beacon frequency was assigned to the Kappa Squad who have gone missing during the last mission. We are not able to establish vox signal. What shall we do?
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>42909653>Then please indicate what means do you use to collect data on the sewers and roll d100 for that.Pump some gas with a unique radioactive tag into the sewer and detect where it re-emerges. Rolling.>Milord, we have a standard distress beacon activation signal coming from Oro island in the main archipelago. It's quite densely populated. This beacon frequency was assigned to the Kappa Squad who have gone missing during the last mission. We are not able to establish vox signal. What shall we do?Send down trio of thunderhawks loaded with our forces.Vanguard and assault marines 'chute in on their jump packs to investigate/assault the area, then thunderhawks land and deposit tacticals/devastators to secure the area.
>>42909782as said in the chat, tell the govenour we have some consruction equipemnt whih we bing, for a favor later, and to some preparations on the ground as cover up for the gas stuff
>>42909653Insert some scouts to get eyes on while we have a wing of thunder hawks on standby near the isle
>>42909653kappa:First get some accurate arial pics, then infiltrate some scouts, unfortunately violence there will imapir operations elsewhere, once they know we know what they are...
>>42909782>Pump some gas with a unique radioactive tag into the sewer and detect where it re-emerges.As the whole tunnel system under the main city - Ciudad the Oro is quite extensive, it might take a few days for this method to have results, if it will work at all. You establish a small base at the side of the city, where your techpriests establish the machinery to pump the gasses. I assume that you leave a squad to protect them.>Send down trio of thunderhawks loaded with our forces.Please roll 3d100, these are not directly related with your attack
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>42909653For Marine reactions.>Take heart brothers! Every foe has fallen before us and these filthy xenos will be no different!
Rolled 87, 70, 79 = 236 (3d100)>Kchee, kchee, kchee
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>42910105First d100
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>42910105
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>42910105anti screech roll for thunderhawk II
>>42910183>>42910151>>42910149Well done.+++Captain Quintor, who is leading the attack, contacts you over the vox back at Aspera Dominus:>Sir, it seems we are approaching a trap. Enemies were foolish enough to try to hide themselves by using earth and leaves as camouflage, however our termal sensors have detected them anyway. It seems that the location from where the beacon is coming is a small church on top of a hill, we read 6 subjects there, from what we can analyse from here, their life signatures seem to be very closely matching those of missing Space Marines. However around the church and further down the hill there are something close to 3000 hostiles hiding in the bushes. I've called off original plan to drop assault marines before consulting with you. I think we should bombard them using the Thunderhawks first, then try to deploy, if you judge that deployment is safe at all. Your orders?
>>42910430Rain hellfire upon them with the thunderhawk cannons and bombs. Then hover one gunship over the church and drop marines directly in to extract their brothers, while the other two thunderhawks keep patrol to burn any hostiles that try to attack.Y/N?
>>42910183Sergeant Hasvar is reporting that their gas pumping station was attacked by a mob of around 150+ mutated humans, mostly armed with blades, grenades and automatic weapons. Marines have repelled the attack, they counted enemy 119 bodies, 2 techpriests were killed and 1 wounded. Also one servitor was damaged beyond repair. They have also managed to take d7 prisoners! Hasvar thinks that enemy wasn't expecting such resistance, but they might bring reinforcements... Should he stay and protect the techpriests or abandon the operation and evacuate? It could take another 24 - 72 hours for the scheme to work.
>>42910474don't we have smoke bombs?or something similar
>>42910484>>42910474Roll d100 for extraction, d100 for bombardment, d100 for defence of rescue squad (assault marines led by Brother Kay, I assume) and d100 for special defence...
Rolled 4 (1d7)>>42910541
>>42910541We have a ridiculous amount of machinery we're not using.Drop in a trio of predators to defend the techpriests, along with a squad of sternguard veterans for close defence.They'll attack again, in greater numbers.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>42910590
Rolled 1 (1d7)>>42910541Stay Do we have any reinforcements to send?Deploy devastator if we have and Serfs they aren't marines but they damn sure aren't pushovers If we have any free birds I suggest we send in 2 for air coverage and ground support and another to tail the enemies as they break upon the walls of our astartes
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>42910590Captain Kay is commanding of 7th company currently on folkvangr.Assault Marines and Vanguard veterans will be led by the sergeant of the vanguard veterans. whoever that may be of the 1st company.Rolling for bombardment.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>42910590Defense of rescue squad
>>42910606Also predators obviously in destructor pattern. Mutants aren't going to be bringing in any armour.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>42910590special defence....
Do we need any roll? I'm rolling.
Questions for prisoners:>How many do you number?>Where is the Patriarch?>Where are your strongholds and where are your secret pathways?Have Xenya present to disrupt their psychic link with the patriarch.
Rolled 25 (1d100)Aw.
Rolled 91, 78, 89, 94 = 352 (4d100)>>42910616>>42910645>>42910677>>42910718Bombardment: 24Extraction: 21Defence rescue squad: 92Special defence: 98+++Rolling for enemies+++>>42910870How many do you number?>Thousands, many thousands of the Lower Ones, a few hundreds of Higher Ones and only a handful of the Elevated Ones... No!!! Not the neuroglove!!!Where is the Patriarch?>We have never seen the Old Father, but he is hidden somewhere safe in the city... Ciudad del Oro, that's where he's located, we pray to him for Good Feeling, we often do...Where are your strongholds and where are your secret pathways?>We use sewers to move as streets are not yet ready for us to use, not yet, too early, but soon all will hail the Old Father!!! We have also been at the Great Temple... It's underneath the hydroelectric dam outside the city... Many thousands of the Lower Ones dwell and reproduce there, but there are other hideouts, other temples as well... No!!! Leave my teeth alone!!!
>>42911682>91, 78, 89, 94Sweet Jebus.Anyways>only a handful of the Elevated Ones...Oh good, not too many purestrains yet.I suppose we should purge the great temple first? But I'm wary of tipping off the patriarch that we're onto him before the Inquisitor gets here.
>>42911791Best case would be to establish positions that are relatively defended able and that we can use to keep surveillance as well as to try to keep eyes on the most important members of the planet that command highly valuable and strategic sectors
>>42911682Oh more questions:>How high does the infection spread? Is Don Siempre one of your brothers? His advisors?
Question; We, the Chapter Master, commander of over 700 geneforged, power armoured killingmachines, are actually micromanaging an operation done by one of our most experienced marines?Really? What's the point of second in commands, and officers anyways?
>>42911861And>Why attack now? Why start a civilian uprising instead of slowly usurping the entire population?
>>42911986700 really isn't that many people involved in a planetary operation. Well it is by Astartes standards, but the mission is of extremely high importance. The Marines who have disappeared cannot be easily replaced.
>>42911986We do have 2 other operations going on without our direct involvement at the moment.We've nothing else to do and it's good to farm some xp for the chapter master. We did initially leave it in charge of an officer but then he went missing and when we tried to find him we found the world infested with genestealers.We can leave if we had to though, if there's something more important to do.
>>42912131Yes I remember we sent the last of our Deathwishers. Man I didn't think we'd send them into their wish. It was supposed to be a simple riot.By the way, there were a politicalngroup that tried to gain power before the seales came. Should we secure them now, and make sure that the colony stays in good hands once purged? They could be useful in the long run.
>>42911682+Bombardment+Your Thunderhawks engage unsuspecting enemies like furious fists of the Emperor himself. Heavy Bolter turrets chatter stopping only to reload every minute, while Hellfire missile and other munitions colour the night sky with beautiful shades of red and orange. Thousands of enemies who were hiding in the bushes are caught unaware, they now scream and flail, like burning shadows in the dark...Hostiles: 3000 [roll for you kills, pick one weapon per player]Hellfire missiles: 3d10 x60 killsHeavy Bolter turrets: 10xd100 x1 killsIncendiary munitions: 10xd10 x20+Extraction+Vanguard and assault marines, led by the brave sergeant Ation descend onto the roof of the church and then proceed downstairs, where they find 6 of their brothers. All of them seem to be healthy, only slightly bruised or lightly wounded, but all of them are unconscious or in deep sleep, which is a rare thing for space marine... Ation realises that they are a bait and orders defensive formation around your brothers. They will be taken to the ship and hopefully saved
Rolled 7, 4, 10 = 21 (3d10)>>42912572MISSILES!
Should we locate Triza Maria and some Reformists?
Rolled 11, 100, 73, 19, 43, 55, 59, 41, 95, 19 = 515 (10d100)>>42912572Heavy Bolters
Rolled 5, 2, 10, 3, 4, 1, 5, 5, 4, 2 = 41 (10d10)>>42912572And finally the incendiaries. I assume this is the thunderhawk cannons.
>>42912572+Defence+Ation's action were exactly what genestealers were expecting. From corners of the church dozens of them swarmed towards the marines as secret entrances into the sewers were opened. Suddenly stairs that marines used to descend collapsed, half of them still being down in the church.>No grave shall take us!Bolters mowed down wave after wave of surging enemy mutants, horrible hybrids, stuck somewhere between men and beastsin their twisted evolutionary chain. It was going well. Then the first Purestrain appeared. Citadius didn't even get a chance to react as his innards were scattered across the wall. Ation charged the Purestrain in anger and after a fierce exchange of blows cut him in half. Then the second Purestrain yanked Ation's right arm out if it's socket, while puncturing his torso in at least two places. Fidius, Plaxor and Kadran fell where they stood, firing at the enemy to the last round and then engaging in close quarters combat. Hybrids brought them down under the weight of their dead bodies and third Purestrain gracefully finished them off one by one. Sulemion killed it, but was decapitated while he was preparing his plasmagun for another shot. Asteriad, his brother, real brother, who was with him since childhood and throughout his training, also fell a minute later after killed another Purestrain. Brother Davos took up Ation's sword and led a breakout charge, trying to make his way through to the door of the church, where outside he and his comrades would be defended by the Thunderhawks. Miraculously, he survived the charge, but brothers died left and right. Kaprod, Latimius, Havenor, Pulgar, all good men, died to make the way for the others. Brother Apothecary Siderius even managed to drag out mauled Sergeant Ation on his shoulders for, but the last Purestrain managed to drag him back into the ruins just moment before Davos called in an airstrike on the church itself, burying both his dead brothers and genestealers...
>>42912885>stealers arent this beast ingametruly suffering...
>>4291259321 x 60 = 1260 kills>>42912843515 kills>>4291286641 x20 = 820Total kill count: 2595/3000Another 140 were killed at the church + 7 Purestrains+Special Defence+Suddenly, you hear cries coming over the intercom. One of the Thunderhawk pilots seems to have gone mad... Roll d10 to see what does he do?1 - 5 = Thunderhawk crashes nearby6 = Thunderhawk attacks another Thunderhawk7 = Thunderhawk crashes somewhere far away8 = Thunderhawk starts bombarding the city9 = Thunderhawk crew manage to overpower/kill the pilot10 = Thunderhawk attacks your marines on the ground - Davos, Ation and others
>>42913082You can also roll your psychic awareness (d100).
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>42913082
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>42913082psychic awareness.
>>42913115It's a good thing that your Thunderhawks have used up most of their ammunition on the enemy...There are 20 marines left on the ground. We will assume that killing one marine will take 10 times the punishment which killing a hybrid would take.Please make a roll for a single Hellfire missile (d100, hits on 40 or less), kills 6 marinesRoll d100 for the Heavy Bolter, every 10 points kill a marineRoll d100 for Thunderhawk cannon (60% to hit, kills 2 marines, +1 kill for every DoS)After a single strafing run the brothers onboard Thunderhawk will destroy the internal door and overpower the pilot. Roll d100 for that1 - 60 Pilot survives, Thunderhawk lands safely61 - 80 Pilot is dead, Thunderhawk lands safely81 - 90 Pilot survives, Thunderhawk crashes91- 100 Pilot is dead, Thunderhawk crashes
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>42913303What happens to the pilot and thunderhawk
>>42913159After the pilot goes mad you suddenly feel a strong psychic discharge somewhere nearby in the woods... Could it be? You've felt such despair before, despair of a psyker who realises that his powers cannot help him anymore, psyker who is consumed by his own gift.>What is it, milord?Brethorius asks.>It seems we have one less problem to take care off, brother. Their Magus is dead. Just in case, I'll direct another Thunderhawk run on the location where I last felt him. The plans didn't go the way he wanted, so he tried to fix them... and overdid himself. Now we just need to slay the Patriarch.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>42913303Thunderhawk cannon
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>42913303hellfire missile
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>42913303Heavy Bolters.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>42913303Heavy Bolter
>>42913433>>42913458>>42913482Thunderhawk cannon kills 4 marines, while Hellfire missile misses and Bolters kill another 5 brothers... A dark day for the Chapter.List for the book of the Glorious Dead:1. Arminion2. Kastatius3. Cirilius4. Zoavor5. Wilkeron6. Hatemis7. Kantabrian8. Jolnar9. MentaxHowever there is a silver lining to everything. The Magus of the Cult is dead and his best troops are slaughtered. You know the location of their Great Temple and you saved 6 of your brothers. Also, your troops gain proficiency for fighting a new enemy - Tyranids!Let us end session here for the day.
>>42913631I'd say thanks but everything just went so wrong.Thanks Skarg.
>>42913631Thanks!>genestealersnids approachoh joy
>>42913696>>42913729Don't be sad, I think you've done well having in mind that your Chapter has no experience fighting against these horrors. By the time Devourer is here, you will be ready! Hopefully...
>>42913729well we don't actually know they're tyranids yet. Since no one knows what tyranids are yet....
>>42913774>>42913786>dont know what nids areeven worseits the iron men all over again