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/44210755/Battle voxcaster frequency:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Thought for the day: Death of a tyrant is nothing but a birth of anarchy.+
[Currently Chapter is investigating destroyed merchant convoy in the space border region where techpriests of Mandel and corporations of a young world called Hender are competing for power. Meanwhile, something happened to your agent Xyptus on the world of Solstreim on the other edge of the Sector...]+References+http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Henderhttp://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Mandelhttp://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Solstreim+End++Administratum would like to issue a formal apology on behalf of our astropathic corps, failure of communications during the last seance was completely unexpected. Those responsible have been disciplined and disposed off, may the Emperor grants us clear warp this day. Queries and instructions issued last time will be dealt with today. If anything would slip past the vigilant eyes of our servo-skulls, please re-issue your instructions in triplicate format, using form F-77 or simply repost it in the thread.+
You are still required to do the following:+Roll d100 for Trianon to inspect the remains of the convoy [he is the leading person in the operation and thus while he may have some technoadepts working under him, it will be him who will interpret their findings]+Resolve this issue:The warp travel to Solstreim is quiet and easy, however arrival is quite disappointing. When Geron and his brothers land on the planet, it appears that Xyptus has gone missing. His usual channels are dead, all of the leads are cold. There's only one real way to reach him and that is true the authorities. After some time Geron finds out that local enforcers have arrested some local minor heretic on charges of high treason. The said heretic from description surprisingly reminds you of Xyptus... What shall you do?a) demand authorities to release Xyptusb) try to find out more about his arrestc) try to free him through stealthd) he can wait, let' find the heirs first[Awareness roll bonus] Geron soon realises that Soltreim's secret police is tracking him and other Revenants since they landed on the planet. If they would suddenly decide to use their armour and disappear, this could lead to some awkward questions...+++Also I would like to remind you of two things in relation to the discussion that happened last time:1) Xyptus was here secretly. Local authorities most likely are unaware what kind of fish did they catch in their nets.2) if you reveal openly that he was working for you, it should immediately free him, but will reveal him as your agent, possibly making it harder for him to work secretly in the future.
>>44427789Last order was sending the sword class frigate eternal purity to watch over the remains, so hunter is free to search
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>44427866Have eternal purity watch over the transport convoy debris for the time being, and do long-term investigations on the wreckage. Find out what happened to the crews (should be ~30-40k people on those ships), and review all data logs.Also have them keep other factions out of the area until we know for certain who attacked the convoy.Roling for trianon...
>>44427901>>44427866Also I'd like to put Xenya on an extending but gentler training program with Geron for say 5 years? I'm not expecting the same returns per year as we did for 351.M41 but I don't want a 1/10 chance of her getting crippled or something. Blanks don't grow on trees Geron!
>>44427881Remains of the convoy will be protected until other Imperial authorities arrive, meanwhile Hunter Squadron Alpha departs to track down the space pirates who did this... [resolution will happen next year]+++>>44427901Unfortunately remaining ships are damaged so badly that no additional information could be confirmed. On the other hand, your rescue efforts have detected some survivors inside the wreckage, who managed to hide in the isolated parts of the vessels, using emergency oxygen supplies and eating processed nutrient paste.Survivors saved[2d10]First die x1000Second die x100You may roll d100 to see whether any of the survivors belong to the officer class, they might have more information about the attack. You need to roll below the number of the survivors [every 100 of survivors has 1% of having required information]
Rolled 6, 7 = 13 (2d10)>>44428236
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>44428236Officer class roll.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>444282526700 survivors, so need to roll below 67
>>44427866Sorry for this post bombing Skargan++Mission: Recover the Belisarian Heirs, Recover Spymaster Xyptus, form the world of Solstreim++++Avaible Units: Ghost Company++++Status: Spymaster Xyptus: Imprisoned for heresy, Location: Solstreim PrisonBelisarian Heirs: Captured by unknown, suspectedly the Inquisition. Location:Unknown++ Tactical Appraisal: Diplomacy: [ERROR: No diplomat in the taskforce]Intimidation: [ERROR: Insufficent military forces present]Combat: [ERROR: Insufficent military forces present][ATTENTION: World is MAXIMA strategic importance]Espionage: [ATTENTION: Forces are under survillance by local secret police]Advised course of actions in order of execution:1. Learn more about the charges against Xyptus, and when will he be sentenced, or have his case reviewed.2. Attempt diplomacy in the name of the Ghosts of Retribution, to get the "heretic" [Spymaster Xyptus] from the local authorities, to exact punishment on him for past griveances of the Chapter. (Diplomacy) In event of failure carry on to point 3. In event of success carry on to point 4.3. Return to our ship, then via stealth, avoiding the gaze of the Secret police, contact Xyptus. Learn the location of the heirs. It is absolutely critical, that no alarms are raised at this point, and no sign of our involvement is noted by anyone. In case of failure, mission is terminated.>(cont.)
>>444282864. Locate the Heirs, and retrieve them. No raising no alarms are preferred, but the safety, and the acquisition of the Heirs are absolute priority. In case of failure, by the Squadleader's discression, they can either terminate the mission and leave planet, or try to hide with the Heirs until they are retrieved. This course of action is preferred with Xyptus, for he knows the planet first-hand.5. Return the heirs to the ship. High priority that the secret police doesn't take note of our activity, and the Revenants remain stealthed. In case of failure, try to escape the planet or see Contingency.6. Retrieve Xyptus. Stealth is preferred so the ship can leave without incident. In case of failure, by the Squadleader's discression, they can either conclude the mission, and leave the planet, or try to hide with the Spymaster untill they are retrieved. Reminder that in the event the ship cannot leave with the Heirs on board, getting them in safety until reinforcements arrive, is top priority.7. Leave the planet by any means. Contingency: If at any point, arrest by local forces comes to pass, use any means to get away, with the mission targets, and hide until retrieved.Contingency: If at any point, the ship gets confescated, or detained,go into hiding with the mission objectives.
>>44428236also if possible eternal purity should search for ork spore remnants.We should inform the local Arbites and navy assets so the navy is freed from searching and the Arbites because it *might* be a clash between imperial factions and I want some backup on this
>>44428286I have said it before and will again. It is good apart from the idea to intimidate an imperial installation. We have enough enemies as it is and I do not like making more.
>>44428363what are you talking about? I deleted the intimidation part.Also, Skargan said merely revealing Xyptus is ours is enough, rendering intimidation unnecessary
>>44428286>>44428304Skargan, do you want me to make a flowchart for easier comprehension?
>>44428185>I take full responsibility for this, milord. She passed through full Space Marine training program (adapted as much as possible to mortal body) and I believe she is now a lot more ready to serve with the Chapter than she was before. Nonetheless, the fact that we pushed her above and beyond of what would have normally been required from a serf means that there's very little I can teach her now without demanding things out of her that will hurt her permanently. I believe that he will improve her skills with time naturally, through gaining field experience, but otherwise she's at her peak conditions, pushing her further will provide us only with diminishing returns, but the risk of injury or worse will grow. What shall you order:a) Let her improve at her own paceb) Let's push her further (20% chance of crippling injury, 60% chance of success)c) No pain, no gain, let her suffer 50% chance of crippling injury, 90% chance of success)>Also, Klementhos mentioned something about arranging a husband for her, but I told the old fool to get that idea out of his head. I am not losing this operative for his stupid eugenics experiments, so you better tell him that.
>>44428584>a) Let her improve at her own pacethis one>Also, Klementhos mentioned something about arranging a husband for her, but I told the old fool to get that idea out of his head. I am not losing this operative for his stupid eugenics experiments, so you better tell him that.Well there's one way she can get married but you won't lose her Geron.....
>>44428584a) Let her improve at her own paceShe is hard to replace>Also, Klementhos mentioned something about arranging a husband for her,Tyrel Hagen is looking for a wife for quite some time. Just saying that maybe we could bring a lady friend to his birthday......
>>44428252>>444282606700 survivors have been extracted out of the would-be space hulks. They are crying tears of joy when your men blow up the last bulkhead blocking their way out of the ruined ship.Among them there are some 200 officers, they have all fled to safety as soon as the first torpedo hit the ship. While Chartist Captain himself perished, his second in command, Leutenant Hanadir is alive:>Please accept our deepest gratitude, milord! You cannot believe what it was like to wait for death in the burning carcass of our beloved ship... Our officers have gathered what valuables we have and we would like to offer this to you as our show of thanks. It's not much, but we hope it will serve a higher cause and help you apprehend those filthy greenskins! Yes, you are correct, I was there on the bridge myself when the attack happened. It was surprisingly efficient, it seemed as if they would have known where our convoy would resurface to prepare for the next jump... And we keep that information secret! Our autorchon usually declares the convoy route only two days in advance and no one apart from our trade partners, merchants and our officers knows by what route we will go. Those insidious xenos must have used some dark magic or maybe it was our sins that drew them to us... Either way, they crushed us, then boarded the ships, but I don't know what happened afterwards as we went into lockdown deep inside the bowels of our ship. Their ships had this strange sign on them... Let me draw it for you.[You may roll any xeno-lore your characters have, but if you try to send it back to the Chapter through warp, it will take time]-I am away to eat dinner-
>>44428584a) stop trying to kill her.
>>44428643+1 W from officers savings
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>44428643rolling for xeno lore>Your people may keep your valuables Hanadir.What of the captains of the other 3 ships? Or was the entire convoy owned by one chartist?Also are their signs of bodies on the wreckage? Are there signs that most of the crew were taken as slaves?
>>44428639I approve. :3
>>44428643> It is our duty to chapter and emperor. You may rest abord the eternal purity. Unfortunatly for the time being, we cannot depart, as we are currently undergoing an investigation. We will however, call for a transport to the nearest space station.>Until then I hope, the facilites onboard are to your satisfaction.>Please make yourself available, should further questions arise.
Also can we get a reply tohttp://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/44303344/#44306462Or would you prefer to leave it until next time? I don't mind either way.
>>44428892If I may, I've already made a listThings we already rolled for, but due to the break of the sessions weren't answered to1. Tournament with Black Templars as outlined in >>>442163662. Have Quintor interrogate Dreifus. Find out everything about how he gained support for perpetrating the Betrayal at Varda, if he had any backers or if he really was the sole force behind it.Rolled on >>>44306455 >>>443064623.The shielded Crates recovered from the downed thunderhawk on Sygma-477. They haven't been opened yet. Assign Techmarine Simmer to carck them open. He is a little unorthodox, so he won't have problem being rough with the opening mechanism. Rolled on >>>443067194. Assign Wolfhound to Tartarus to investigate the whereabouts of Tesalia D'anger Rolled on >>>44307571
>>44428972>4. Assign Wolfhound to Tartarus to investigate the whereabouts of Tesalia D'anger Rolled on >>>44307571 →If I my add to this, I tried to get info with a much better roll months ago but we never got around to resolving it.http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/39033186/#39038132
>>44429001We should be more careful when asigning former inquisitorial agents, especially when it concerns people, that are harmful, to the chapter.They may be assigned to us...but their ultimate loyalty may be elsewhere.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>44428286>>44428304Geron and his men have planned overnight, until they decided on the course of action to be taken. Reo, former arbiter, who now serves as Chapter serf, meanwhile worked his way into the local criminal and justice community, trying to gather information about Xyptus and how did he end up in the role of a heretic [roll d100, INT 40, +10 Inquiry, +20 planning modifier]After Reo returns, he learns that Geron has already arranged a meeting with the head of local law enforcement. Solstreimian secret police force around here are informally known by the locals as"slicks", possibly because of their abbreviation - SLC ('Solstreimian Lawkeeper Corps') or maybe because of the way they dress. Please roll d100 for Geron's Negotation.Rolling for 'slick' captain's resistance.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>44429447rolling negotiation for Geron
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>44429447rolling for Reo
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>44429447Rolling for the serf
>>44429447Heisenberg is that you?
Someone start playing the theme for Mission Impossible
>>44428330Noted, you send out a soulword to Sarris V, their networks with the arbitres across the Sector are strong enough that they will be able to inform the rest in time.>>44428408No, thank you, it's fine the way it is.>>44428639Hah, lovely. It seems Geron is having strange feelings towards his protege. Over the coming months you might notice that he is becoming less and less willing to go on assignments without her, making a point that "she should learn from him wherever he goes". But it's nothing serious, at least at the moment.>>44428640While that is certainly a good idea, you should keep two things in mind:a) Tyrel Hagen wants to become part of the true Imperial Nobility. While Xenia would make a perfect lover, maid, cook, etc. She doesn't have a single drop of noble blood. On the other hand if you are planning to use her to seduce him to foil his plans and to make him easier to manipulate, then you might be on the right track.b) Klementhos was most likely interested in possibility of producing more children with the blank gene. He most likely would pick the suitor by evaluating his genetic potential, not other qualities, thus there's a big chance that Tyrel wouldn't qualify.>>44428716Convoy was owned two Chartist Captains, however both of them perished. Most of the bodies which you discovered have perished during the original attack, a small minority died during the boarding action. Some might have been taken as slaves as you've found some nets strewn about in the battlefield, but not on a major scale.>>44428794They thank you for your generosity once more, some of them even ask for your permission to settle on Varda as they don't have any family apart from those who perished during the raid.
>>44428892Quintor is a fine interrogator with years of experience [Interrogation 56], he takes his time, but despite defiant resistance he breaks Haran Dreifus easily [roll of 38]. Finally, he spills the beans:>Kest! Astrobelus Kest! Please, just stop it, please... No! No, I am not lying..! When you declined his offer of alliance, he made up his mind. We have known for some years, from our spy Clarus, who once served in your Chapter, that you dabble in techno-heresy and court Nestorian Learners... However when you turned away our hand of friendship, only one course of action was left! We had to strike first! We had to! Astrobelus realised that there was no way to gather enough support for a popular crusade against you even despite of the negative works which Fidorius Pax was writing about you... So that's why it had to be me and our most loyal militias who had to take matters into our hands! We knew that we had no chance to win the battle, but it proved enough at the time to make you bleed, to weaken your planet and to distract your attention from a few killings that happened in the same year on Tachion Primaris, allowing Iron Monks to dominate the Ecclesiarchy for at least another generation... We wanted to be your friends, but you chose those mechanical freaks over us and betrayed humanity... That's the reason all of this happened. And it will happen again. Oh yes it will, unless you will change your heretical ways...
>>44430095>They thank you for your generosity once more, some of them even ask for your permission to settle on Varda as they don't have any family apart from those who perished during the raid.They're more than welcome.>Convoy was owned two Chartist Captains, however both of them perished. Most of the bodies which you discovered have perished during the original attack, a small minority died during the boarding action. Some might have been taken as slaves as you've found some nets strewn about in the battlefield, but not on a major scale.Any information on original crew numbers?With the owners dead can we claim the hulks? Or do they have next-of-kin for them to go to?>>44430113Motherfucking Kest.
>>44430113"Heresy!? You accuse us of heresy?!Where were YOU when enemies descended upon our own planet?! You didn't seem too eager to be friends with us then! But the Nestorians gave us everything they could. They gave us TITANS!Where were YOU when Prothera burned?Where were the Iron Monks when Artoria was beset by the ruinous powers?Where were the Iron Monks when San Larion was almost lost to xenos?!Maybe if you fucks had wanted so badly for us to be YOUR friends instead of Nestorium, you should have been a bit more proactive instead of expecting us to grovel and beg for your 'divine' benevolence!WE are the sons of the Emperor. YOU are but a shallow attempt to mimic our real connection to the greatest of humanity. And in your eternal bitterness you turn on us under flimsy pretexts.Why WOULDN'T we befriend the Nestorians? They were actually nice to us when we came here. Everyone else sneered and spurned us, fearing we'd disrupt their precious status quo. But the Nestorians actually HELPED.As for Ursus, we may be his 'vassals' but that's only so we can investigate HIS heresy. Oh you didn't know? The great all-seeing Ecclesiarchy didn't know? Ursus has been selling us all out to the Triarchy! THAT'S why we're so close to him, so we can take care of the TRUE heresy eating away this sector.But you? No...you keep trying to kill the only ones in this sector that actually seem to give a fuck about the the IMPERIUM'S strength, not their own."Cut his fucking head off in Novomark's main square.
>>44430113Told you! told you all!!
>>44430393Do not approve of this. Most of the accusations of Kest (technoheresy) are unfortunatly, not false. A bit harsh, perhabs, one-sided. sure, but we did more than once, go over a line. Willingly. Knowingly.Accusing the Iron Monks does not mitigate that fact.We should not anger the ecclesiarchy by opening old wounds and killing him publically.
>>44430586Dreifus was declared heretic extremis by Kest himself.The Iron Monks would execute him themselves if they could.
>>44430602>>44430586I agree on all fronts.It don't think this outburst is necessary, and i don't think it matters what we say to dreifus in our closed prison, right before we exicute him.Altough he could be used as someone who backs us up when we tell Kest about Ursus's Heresy. but that's not such a critical role
>>44430602Hand him over, then. He probably still has many followers in the ranks. His death from our hands is not the same, as theirs.
>>44430586>opening old woundsLike, when they 'y know, killed a few hundred thousand of our own civilians, just recently? Killed by a extremely MILITANT, and thus HERETICAL faction of the ecclesiarchy that rather wants this sector to burn than let us be? Lead by a preacher that has been excommunicated by his own faction?Set him alight, the time for justice has finally come.
>>44430673Handing him over is dumb.Don't care if he rots or dies, but he doesn't go free.
>>44428972Please link again to tournament description, link's broken.>The shielded CratesSimmer tried his best, however it seems that security mechanism got the better of him - as he attempted to break in, something activated in the crates and he barely managed to get out of the workshop when he heard a loud bang. When he returned it became clear that crates had no-tampering device built in, which destroyed whatever was inside. Later tests of the debris have shown that something of organic origins was once held there.>>44429001>>44429261I'll use your  roll for Reo to find out more about Tesalia. I'll roll d100 for any difficulties he might run into. (this has happened before events in Solstreim)>>44429553>>44429492Reo  manages to find out a few interesting things. First of all, it seems that 'slicks' have absolutely no idea why they have had to arrest him. There was an order from higher up that anyone interested in certain family should be arrested as heretic and all possibly heirs belonging to that family should be detained quickly and quietly. It just happens so that the family in question is the family which adopted both of the children which Xyptus suspected to be somehow related to the Belisarian Dynasty...
When Geron appeared at the darkened citadel which Solstreimian secret police claimed as their headquarters, he was greeted by a black-haired young man with a cybernetic arm.>Greetings, Space Marine, my name is Locke, Acolyte of the Imperial Inquisition. Geron, was it? It is such a shame, that the SLC captain fell sick today, I will be here to handle negotiations in his stead. As a matter of fact, I happen to have authority of his precinct as well, temporarily ofcourse. Yes, I am perfectly aware that the heretic Xyptus has wronged your Chapter and that you want to claim him from us, however you must undertand me as well. The situation is not as simple as it seems. There is an order to interrogate him and transfer him to Tachion Primaris from higher up. I have an order here signed by the Chancellor of his Lord Governor's Personal Administration. If I recall correctly, your Chapter is a vassal to the Sector Lord, on the other hand you operate semi-autonomously... I am not much of a bureaucrat, but I find this clash of jurisdictions quite a nuisance. On the other hand my Inquisitor, who sent me here, wants to have no trouble with your fine brotherhood. So, what shall we do..? You know how they say, those who meet a wall on their way...a) ...will break through it with an armoured fist. We are the Angels of Death. Give up the prisoner or face the consequences.b) ...will pay the man who's guarding the door. Our Chapter would be willing to make a contribution to the Inquisitorial cause. Does 10 million thrones sound about right to cover the administrative expenses of solving issues of jurisdiction?c) ...will find another way. We may retreat this day, but this will not please Chapter Master. And you know how HE deals with things that don't please him. It will be all for today.d) ...will ask a friend to help us climb over it. Having Space Marines as friends is an important thing in this part of the galaxy. And friends help each other out. Isn't it right, friend?
>>44430986>b) ...will pay the man who's guarding the door. Our Chapter would be willing to make a contribution to the Inquisitorial cause. Does 10 million thrones sound about right to cover the administrative expenses of solving issues of jurisdiction?I say bribe.
>>44430986I say we show our appriciation that the heretic will be brought to justice, and carry on extracting the heirs.I think briding is a VERY bad idea
>>44430969skargan is full of media references today
>>44430986d) he probably set this up. He did not do so for money
>>44430969My idea of using the decryption codes in the Inquisitorial Rosette, came too late. I am such a faliure.
>>44430986>b) ...will pay the man who's guarding the door. Our Chapter would be willing to make a contribution to the Inquisitorial cause. Does 10 million thrones sound about right to cover the administrative expenses of solving issues of jurisdiction?Unless you rather have us as friends, of course. Money is such a cruel mistress.
>>44430969>Please link again to tournament description, link's broken.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/44210755/#p44216366We don't necessarily have to cover it today
>>44430986>d) ...will ask a friend to help us climb over it. Having Space Marines as friends is an important thing in this part of the galaxy. And friends help each other out. Isn't it right, friend?Bribing with service instead of gold. He can get gold anywhere.
>>44430986Give em the D
>>44431079>>44430986okay so this translates to D then
>>44431130Maybe d is not the best option. We should, carefully enquire, what he knows.e) will carefully ponder, why the wall exists before the run thoughtlessly in one direction or another
For the record; I think we are gravely going to regret even dealing with this guy
>>44433193>I think we are gravely going to regret XWell duh. This is CMQ.
>>44433208No I mean not going around him and contcentration on our original objective. Basically the Spirit of Mormark told us we won't get trough this smoothly.
Locke smiles when he hears your answer:>That's what friends are for, right? Consider it done. Xyptus will be released tomorrow morning, you will be able to secure him as soon as you wish. On the other hand the children... I guess I wouldn't be wrong if I would say that you are interested in their well-being..? They've departed the planet this morning onboard Lacrimosa Serenima, tradeship bound for Tachion Primaris. They will be dead as soon as they arrive and their identity is established. Be careful, evil forces are at play. Also, your men who serve Ursus... Don't trust them anymore. Oh, just look at the time. I am afraid I have to leave now... Nonetheless, one day you will hear from my master and we might need some help from you. As I understand you have once long ago had a similar arrangement with one of his colleagues. Have a good day.He disappears before Geron is able to inquire about anything else.+++Session finished+++My computer t is playing up on me again. Have a good New Year guys and I'll see you soon! I have one essay to hand in on 5th, so there won't be any sessions until then, but I'll update the wiki once I'll know the date for next one, possibly between 6-8 of January. Thanks to all of you!
>>44433208I owe you an apology
>>44433279Happy New Year.
>>44433279It should take some time for the Lacrimosa to reach safe warp distance from Solstreim.We have Ghost's Lance and the 6th Company close by in Vardan System. They can warp to Solstreim and arrive before Lacrimosa leaves.Meanwhile Strongback, Xyptus and Revenants are finding the Lacrimosa and tailing it. That way when Ghost's Lance arrives we can ambush the Lacrimosa and basically intimidate them into standing down without having to fire a shot.Keep the Lacrimosa in astropathic silence, take the kids. Then basically keep the ship on lockdown until the Ursus thing is all finished so words can't get out of what we did.Also it took Xyptus 6 fucking years to fuck up like THIS even after we told him the kids were on Solstreim. It would have been better if we'd just looked ourself when I first figured out they were on Solstreim when we got the first vision about them in 346.Happy new year Skarg.
>>44433279Yes from me as well, may the coming year bring you great joy and merry tales to tell
>>44433451He himself said that this is more like a job for a Detective (Arbite) than a Spymaster (Him) but we had no one else for the job.