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    24 KB Tau Quest Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)17:28 No.8456231  
    You cease your struggles at the sound of movement, a shadowy form looming above you as you lie entangled in a web of dense polymer strands. Although you can't see it, you feel the construct's eyes upon you, regarding you with the same cold detachment that a lepidopterist might have for a pinned specimen. The sensation of helplesness is not a welcome one, the growing anxiety of your situation causing your wings to fidget despite yourself. Drone hisses defensively, keeping close between you and the impending threat.

    Your name is Xeno, sole survivor of the science vessel Su'T'ji - for now, at least - and erstwhile servant of the necron lord known as the Lady of Infinite Abyss. Caught up in a conflict between the Lady and its treacherous lieutenant, the Dusk of Uncountable Suns, you were awakened from cryogenic stasis with no recollection of your past life and a breast full of cybernetic augmentation, repurposing you to your mistress sinister intentions.

    Dispatched by the Lady to retrieve its dark materials, you now find yourself in the unenviable position of being cornered by what you presume to be a higher-order necron sentience - an impossibly ancient being, resurrected uncountable times over the course of millions of years, old before your race first crawled from the primordial ooze of your forebears.

    'How very curious,' the unseen figure observes, carried closer on spidery, skeletal legs. 'Speaking of curiosity, you're curious about what happens after you die, right? Guess what? I know! You're going to find out first-hand before I can finish telling you, though, so I won't bother. I'll give you a hint: you're going to want to pack as much living as you possibly can into the next couple of minutes.'

    What do?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:28 No.8456242
    Stick a hand in our virginia.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/07/10(Sun)17:29 No.8456261
    I pack as much living as you possibly can into the next couple of minutes
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:30 No.8456275

    I would still prefer hugs D:
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:31 No.8456290
    Thrash and scream.
    >> Nephanim 03/07/10(Sun)17:33 No.8456342
    1: Piss self
    2: Make a SAN check
    3: piss self again

    This is less a statement of intent and more a prediction of the inevitable course of future events.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:33 No.8456343
    Suck your own dick and swallow the cum
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:34 No.8456353
    Don't you even want to know who I am before you kill me?
    It's not every day you meet someone who looks like me- and you'll never know what you lost if you killed me now,"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:34 No.8456357
    rolled 90 = 90

    I bluff like my life depended on it!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:35 No.8456379
    Avoid rolling as long as possible.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:36 No.8456404
    "Actually I'm more curious about you then death. You look like a necron, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like you before.
    Who are you?
    Where did you come from?
    Tell me about yourself"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:37 No.8456425
    "What's wrong with your legs?"
    "Look at that thing!"
    "Ooo, that thing has numbers on it!"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:41 No.8456507
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)17:45 No.8456578
    The necron seems to stop and consider this, twitching slightly as it processes the unfamiliar information. 'I am designated Weaver,' it finally states, its voice punctuated by modulations in tone and pitch. 'You are not of the tomb. You do not belong here.'
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:46 No.8456609
    "Nice to meet you Weaver- how have the last couple of millenia been treating you?"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:48 No.8456624
    "Not of the tomb?
    Well I am, kinda. I'm more like a contractor for the tomb than anything else."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:49 No.8456641
    If we don't belong here, help us out of the web an we'll be on our way.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:52 No.8456714
    "Which tomb are you talking about?
    The lady of the infinite abysses or the dusk of uncountable suns?"
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)17:54 No.8456735
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    You feel an enormous hand encircle your ankles and pluck you from the web, holding you upside down - a rush of vertigo accompanies the sudden change in perspective as you find yourself face to face with the Weaver.

    Although it resembles the necrons you've encountered, this one's configuration is wholly unique to the less complex warrior forms, resembling nothing so much as an enormous spider upon which its sculpted, skeletal torso sits. It turns you this way and that, optics whirring as it scans you.

    'You serve the Lady,' it states emphatically, declaring a fact.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:55 No.8456755
    "'Weaver' is a nice name, but kind of uncommon for a necron. Most seem to big grandiose titles, like eater of hope or juggler of death.
    Me, I'm called Xeno.
    It's nice to meet you Weaver,"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:57 No.8456791
    "At the moment, yes."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)17:58 No.8456803
    rolled 32 = 32


    Yes, and?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:00 No.8456861
    "Not without more than a little trepidation on my part, but yes, I serve the lady.
    What about you?
    I don't think you serve dusk, or else you would've already tried to kill me"
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)18:03 No.8456914
    'The Lady is dead,' Weaver states with conviction. 'That is why I have been awakened. There can be no tomb without the Lady.'

    You feel a tickle in your mind, an inkling of perception as you regard the Weaver. Roll 1d100
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:03 No.8456925
    rolled 32 = 32


    Well, shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:04 No.8456935
    "In fact, most of the necron I've encountered barely make any noise at all, and yet here we are, making conversation.
    I can't put my finger onnot, but something about you is different than the others."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:05 No.8456964
    rolled 76 = 76

    What are you on about, we just talked to her notbmore than a standard cycle ago!
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)18:12 No.8457066

    Weaver is broken, the glimmer of its mind fractured and corroded by millions of years of imperfect stasis and compounded by something else that you can't quite place. Something has been done to it by an immensely more powerful being - the Dusk, you suppose, or maybe even the Lady itself.

    Whatever the case may be, the thin web of its psyche could be liked unto spun glass, delicate and fragile. There was beauty there, once - perhaps it was an artisan, chosen by its mistress to join it in immortality - but time and trauma has worn it away.

    You realize that the Weaver may not be entirely rational. You should tread carefully.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:17 No.8457152
    "What do you mean that the lady is dead?"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:18 No.8457178
    Better than the cold rational logic that lead the necrontyr to embrace the c'tan
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:18 No.8457186

    Is there any way we could help or fix her?
    We might have the chance to make a new friend/ally.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:19 No.8457202
    "Um, do you need my help?"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:19 No.8457203
    Whatever happened to JULES?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:20 No.8457221
    Might be risky, we might just hurt her more
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:20 No.8457226
    "Weaver, give us the RUBY!"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:21 No.8457235
    What are you on about?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:21 No.8457244
    rolled 92 = 92

    "You are damaged. Check your self-repair routines."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:22 No.8457261

    Hey now, cold rational logic is fine as long as you have decent assumptions behind it.
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)18:23 No.8457275
    'The stars are not yet right for the Lady to return,' pines Weaver, almost wistfully. 'Until then, she lies dead and dreaming. Who else will prepare for her arrival? When she awakens I will be allowed to rest.'

    You get the impression that Weaver has been awake for a very, very long time.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:24 No.8457298
    At least it wasn't as bad as my other roll.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:26 No.8457320
    Weaver, the lady has returned.
    One of her Lieutenants rebelled while she was asleep, but I'm helping her.
    Maybe, you can lend a hand.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:26 No.8457328
    You mean she's been alone for however long the Lady has been in stasis? The entire time? ;_;
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:27 No.8457349
    I'd like to look into this object
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:27 No.8457360
    Second'd. Can't we do the same thing for her as we did for Drone?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:28 No.8457377
    "So you're here to take care of things while she rest, do I have that right? Well, she has us going on errands to get things ready for her to awaken fully. So, if you want to go back to sleep it would probably be in your best interests to, if not help me, then at least not hinder me further."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:29 No.8457397
    Poor weaver.
    We'll she's got us now.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:29 No.8457401
    Drone was originally of Tau manufacture, with no real intelligence above that of... a smart dog? Who knows?

    This thing is crazy.

    >What do you know of the Dusk of Uncountable Suns?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:30 No.8457417
    "Why is your chasis design so... Unique?"
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)18:32 No.8457459
    Give her a hug.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:36 No.8457528
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:37 No.8457551
    Maybe later, when she isn't hanging us upside down
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)18:39 No.8457587
    The necron's voice takes on a cruel edge at your mention of the Dusk. 'The Dusk knows me,' it purrs, dripping with malice. 'My mistress instructed me to prolong his suffering and ensure that he would never betray her again. It was his incompetence that allowed the vile eldar to lay a hand upon my mistress.

    'I seem to have misplaced him, though. I know he was somewhere close, but I can't remember where. Once I have dealt with the organic interlopers, I can return to my ministrations.'
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)18:39 No.8457589
    Fair enough.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:43 No.8457669
    "Organic interlopers you say? Do you mean there are more life forms on the ship?"
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)18:43 No.8457670
    Ask about this Eldar.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:46 No.8457718
    And why she has a spider chasis.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:48 No.8457751
    Probably "farseer" Creed.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:48 No.8457754
    rolled 43 = 43

    I roll to seduce the spiderbot
    >> Sage Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:49 No.8457764
    What the fuck is this shit taking up valuable space on the internets.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:50 No.8457779
    "So this isn't the first time Dusk has tried to betray the lady?"
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)18:53 No.8457819
    Weaver glances down self-consciously at her spidery appendages. 'You don't like it? Mistress always believed that form should follow function.'

    It twitches again, artificial synapses misfiring as its train of thought abruptly switches tracks. 'What is your function? Are you an infiltrator?' A long metallic digit probes at your drone foundry 'These components resemble a labor construct.'
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)18:54 No.8457841
    Ask her what an infiltrator is.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:55 No.8457857
    What the hell is an "organic"?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:56 No.8457871
    Guys, I think we're just wasting time. Weaver's been completely alone for what may very well have been millions of years. She doesn't even seem to know what's going on. For all we know, she still thinks she's in Lady's tomb.
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)18:56 No.8457880
    Should be obvious.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:57 No.8457884
    "An infiltrator? No. We are... unique. The Mistress had given us a plycantary near our heart and we have been slowly acclimatizing with various new augmentations.

    >>8457Presumably one who infiltrates other species to find out about them and all their secrets.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:57 No.8457899
    Second part of this was in response to >>8457841
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)18:58 No.8457914
    "No, no-I like it. Your legs are very graceful.
    As for me and the scarab, we're more multi purpose than anything else.
    I suppose you could call is infiltrators, bit trouble shooters would be more accurate."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:00 No.8457955
    What are some good compliments for a Necron drider?
    All I can come up with is
    "your waist is very supportive"
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)19:00 No.8457956
    The necron cocks its head to one side, struggling to process the information. 'Mistress has returned? But why hasn't she summoned me?

    'Maybe she did, but I didn't notice! She must be furious! Where is she! I have to see her!'
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:02 No.8457995
    Compliment her abdomen. Drider chicks love to hear about their abdomens.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:03 No.8457999
    "Hold on!
    The lady is back, but she is very weak at the moment.
    I'm sure she would've contacted you sooner, but she us immoblised at the moment, so she sent me in her stead."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:04 No.8458019
    "Well she seems to be weak; it's possible she simply doesn't have the strength to contact you. Or for all I know it could be a test to see how well you are able to act on your own."
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:04 No.8458030
    "My, what a finely shaped abodmen you have" work, or is it too direct?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:06 No.8458054
    Still think we should try and fix her mind. Xeno's good at fixing things!
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)19:09 No.8458120
    Roll 1d100
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:10 No.8458130
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:10 No.8458139
    rolled 70 = 70


    here goes
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)19:12 No.8458163
    Too bad :(
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:12 No.8458171
    At least we won't break anything; hopefully.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:12 No.8458173
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:12 No.8458174
    Oh great. Just great. You broke her brain even more!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:12 No.8458186

    Maybe we'll be able to try again later.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:13 No.8458192

    That assumes that the roll was to actually fix her.

    It could have be a check to see if she was willing to be fixed.
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)19:15 No.8458234

    From your suspended position you reach out and brush your fingertips across the Weaver's sculpted cheek, feeling the cool metal beneath you as you extend your consciousness to interface with the necron's.

    'What are you doing?' it sputters, held fast as you dive into its mind. 'Stop it! I-i-i-ii--i-i-i-i-'

    Weaver spasms, its grip on your ankles failing as its higher cognitive functions crash under the unexpected invasion, sending you tumbling into the web below The Weaver, itself, falls slack, legs folding beneath its weight as it sprawls next to you.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:17 No.8458289
    We have to save her!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:17 No.8458292

    She isn't dead, right?
    W-we can still help her, can't we?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:17 No.8458297
    rolled 65 = 65

    Nooooo! Rollan to fix her!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:18 No.8458306
    Oh great, we killed her! Sunova... Am I the only one who's genuinely sad at this prospect?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:19 No.8458330
    No you're not ;_;
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:19 No.8458348
    She's just resting. Isn't she, mum?
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)19:20 No.8458354
    Try again!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:20 No.8458367
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    Next time we try to hack something we should run a system check of the objective before any hacking attempt. Also we should use Drone processing power as support.
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)19:21 No.8458381
    You scramble towards the fallen necron as best you're able as Drone takes a perch on your shoulder, watching it suspiciously. The damage to the Weaver's mind was far more extensive than you thought and your well-intentioned efforts to repair it accidentally pitched the ancient guardian over the edge! Even now, you can feel its mind degrading as self-repair routines attempt to salvage the basic functionality of its programming.

    If you want to save it, you'll have to act quickly. Roll 1d100.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:22 No.8458401
    rolled 57 = 57

    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:22 No.8458409
    rolled 67 = 67

    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:23 No.8458422
    rolled 42 = 42

    Don't die, please.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:23 No.8458434
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:24 No.8458464
    rolled 24 = 24

    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:26 No.8458478
    rolled 82 = 82

    Don't die on us weaver!
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)19:27 No.8458503
    Your knuckles whiten with strain as you hold tightly to the Weaver's cranial architecture, desperately trying to impose order on the chaotic swirl of memory and emotion being ruthlessly purged by the simple directive to restore functionality. Ghosts of past experience flicker before your eyes, of the joys of creation and beauty that the Weaver brought into the world - and of the soul-crushing loneliness that it endured to fulfil its Lady's desires. All these moments are swept away, lost like tears in the rain. You are losing her.

    Roll 1d100.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:27 No.8458508
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    >This thread
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:27 No.8458512
    Have I mentioned how much I hate dice rolls
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:27 No.8458514
    rolled 3 = 3

    Don't die on me
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:27 No.8458519
    rolled 4 = 4


    >> Judanas 03/07/10(Sun)19:27 No.8458529

    Oh Yeah...
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:28 No.8458535

    Hug her. Let us heal her with our power of HARMONY - OH LOVE!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:28 No.8458541
    rolled 38 = 38

    Oh god
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:28 No.8458547
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    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:28 No.8458548
    About freakin time
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:29 No.8458571
    C'mon, Weaver, fight!
    Fight it!
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)19:31 No.8458610
    Amen, hallelujah, peanut butter!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:32 No.8458620

    Seems like another member gets to join our exclusive amnesia club.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:32 No.8458630
    Oh thank god.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:33 No.8458643
    wait, Dutch is on the same ship? We are so fucked
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:34 No.8458664
    Nothing can stand in the way of the power of Friendship!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:34 No.8458676
    Don't believe in yourself, Xeno! Believe in Drone, who believes in you!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:35 No.8458682
    Healing hug!
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)19:37 No.8458737

    You slip free of your physical form as your consciousness plunges head-long into the Weavers,' a rush of information inundating you as you dive deeply into the fractured remains of its - no, of her personality. The words to describe it fail you, forcing you to think in terms of metaphor. A billion, billion slivers of porcelain swirl about and you pluck each one from the cybernetic ether and reassemble it with the care and attention that no artificial program could ever hope to match.

    Time ceases to have meaning as you spend what seems like tireless millennia making her whole again. You come to know her intimately, a whole eternity of experience laid bare before you. All of her hopes and dreams and aspirations, everything that she is, is a part of you now, too.

    She doesn't remember her name, you realize. She doesn't remember anything before she awoke as the Weaver, just a dim impression of an offer to outlive the stars themselves in eternal service to her beloved mistress. She accepted without hesitation.

    You disengage from the stricken construct, a sense of elation suffusing you as you admire your handiwork. For the first time in a world's age, the Weaver is whole again.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:40 No.8458787
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    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:40 No.8458797
    Yay! Hugs all around.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:40 No.8458800
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:42 No.8458826
    It took us too long, I don't think it's going to end well.
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)19:42 No.8458834
    NOW it's time for a hug.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:43 No.8458847
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:47 No.8458905
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:51 No.8458967

    Excellent, is there anyway to know more about Dusk and Lady from her?

    Because honestly, if the Lady is the lesser evil (in terms of evil), then we shouldn't be unafraid to screw Dusk.
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)19:53 No.8458985
    The Weaver rises, optics whirring in calibration as she regains consciousness. She pauses to examine her hands, turning them over before her eyes with childlike wonder before she turns to face you.

    'I... I am whole. Thank you, Xeno. You saved me from an eternity of emptiness, doomed to slowly slip into oblivion.

    'I have to rest, now. It's been so long since I rested... but I want you to take this, first.'

    She reaches down and holds open her palm, a staff appearing in it in a conflux of emerald luminescence. 'Take this. When the time comes, you'll know what to do with it.

    'Do not be afraid of what comes next. You're so much more than you realize.'

    With those final words, the Weaver curls in upon herself, spider-like scarabs disengaging from hidden docks across her abdomen to encircle the hibernating necron in a gauzy film of polymer cocoon. Their work done, her symbiotic drones return to their mother and join her in slumber.
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)19:53 No.8458997
    Has drone2 reached deck 7 yet?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:54 No.8459000
    >She doesn't remember her name, you realize. She doesn't remember anything before she awoke as the Weaver, just a dim impression of an offer to outlive the stars themselves in eternal service to her beloved mistress. She accepted without hesitation.

    I...fuck, now we're gonna feel like shit when we betray the Lady
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:54 No.8459003

    "Farewell Weaver..."

    Examine the object.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:55 No.8459015
    Womanly tears, /tg/. ;_;
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:55 No.8459022
    Weaver-Good End achieved.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:56 No.8459031

    I assume that womanly tears are womanly due to you being womanly.

    mine shall be manly....
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)19:59 No.8459081
    You've gotta admit, though, the bad end would've been an epic boss fight.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:00 No.8459097
    What did we learn from merging consciousness with weaver?
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)20:06 No.8459189
    That, and drone2's status.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:08 No.8459261
    It's too bad weaver has to go now, she would've made a great partner.
    Maybe a romantic interest as well-
    I've been practicing my drider pick up lines for nothing O suppose
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)20:11 No.8459317
    You clamber free from the Weaver's web, spreading your wings and taking to the air above the pit in which she now slumbers. Any thoughts you may have harbored of blowing up the Su'T'ji fall to the wayside, unwilling as you are to harm the one who you so recently saved.

    Having gazed into a necron's mind, you find that your perspective of them has changed. In the Weaver you found something of a kindred spirit, someone who had dedicated themselves wholly to the act of creation. The weapon which you now wield is proof enough of that, masterfully forged by an immortal artisan whose experience rivaled the skill of all the finest engineers of the Tau Empire.

    If such a thing can embody such beauty, then perhaps there's hope for you, too.

    The device itself, you recognize as a staff of light - the scepter with which necron lords rule over their deathless courts. The haft feels weighty and unfamiliar in your hands, intended for a being larger and more powerful than yourself. Thoughts of growing into it flit through your mind, of perhaps becoming the something more which Weaver spoke of.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:13 No.8459365
    There'll still be plenty of opportunity to romance Weaver when we're Mistress of the Undying Swarm. Maybe we can cuddle when the time comes for us to hibernate, too.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:13 No.8459367

    maybe when we overthrow the Lady we'll leave her alive but program in loyalty to us? Help me out here guys
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)20:15 No.8459414
    We don't need to be bigger, we're strong enough to carry it.
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)20:16 No.8459429
    >maybe when we overthrow the Lady we'll leave her alive but program in loyalty to us? Help me out here guys
    No, we make her free.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:16 No.8459431
    I think the subtext there is that we need to be a lord to use it. Otherwise, it's just baggage.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:19 No.8459499
    Is this what the lady wanted us to get, or are there other things we need to collect as well?
    Also- previous questions about dusk betrayal eldaf farseers and the lady are now reasked
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:20 No.8459524
    Actually, does anybody else think the Lady sent us here to meet Weaver?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:20 No.8459533
    Exactly. And then we court her. Freely.
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)20:20 No.8459535
    Really? I'm not familiar with the fluff, but then again this quest disregards it a lot.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:21 No.8459562

    and get her staff of light.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:22 No.8459575
    Only the parts that suck. Mindless Necrons are dumb and lame. I like these Necrons much more.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:25 No.8459634
    Having most of the 'crons be mindless is okay, they were like the servants who were killed and put in Egyptian tombs to serve their masters forever. But I agree with you about having ALL Necrons mindless.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:29 No.8459725
    Examine the Area. Also, report from our Scout.
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)20:33 No.8459814
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:43 No.8460032
    Waiting for op
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)20:46 No.8460106
    The pit is silent now that Weaver has entered stasis with only the gentle thrumming of your wings to disturb it. You're unable to reconcile the vast space with the Su'T'ji's original configuration - no doubt, the ship's transformation has become quite dramatic, sharing more in common with a necron pyramid than the tau exploration vessel it was laid down as.

    Thanks to your interface with the Weaver, you have a newfound familiarity with tombships of the sort the Su'T'ji is fast becoming - likewise, you are able to recall where your slumbering friend secreted away the remainder of the Lady's effects; a power core, resurrection orb and death mask. These artifacts would make whomever wielded them unimaginably more powerful - you can't allow them to fall into the hands of the Dusk, or the Lady if you still intend to avert her resurrection.

    Of the Drone you dispatched to deck seven, there is no sign. The construct switched to stand-alone mode some time ago when it lost its connection to the greater hive mind shared between you, operating on its instructions to reconnoiter the area and remain out of sight. You can only presume that it's continuing to follow your instructions, but there is some small chance that it's been discovered.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:49 No.8460184
    rolled 94 = 94

    We have wings, right?
    Do a barrel roll.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:50 No.8460201
    From interfacing with Weaver, do we know what more it would take for us to become a Necron Lord?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:50 No.8460208
    Stop fucking rolling!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:51 No.8460227
    Drone should be fine-
    I think
    How much time has passed since we mindmelded with weaver?
    Also, what do we now know about Dusk and the lady?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:52 No.8460251
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    Also, do we know what the power core, death mask and rez orb do?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:54 No.8460307
    Orb makes it easier to resurrect any necron form. It's pretty sweet, means we'd be able to take a direct hit from a tank and reform almost instantly. I don't know about the other two.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:54 No.8460323

    Seriously, can we restrict rolling to when OP asks us to?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:55 No.8460348
    I betcha the death mask acts like the Jack of Blades mask from Fable.

    We should give it to Drone once we find it. The Lady will be like "FUCK I'M A DRONE"
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:56 No.8460371

    The power core and the death mask should be our priorities. If we are done with the Weaver I suggest to continue.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:56 No.8460373
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    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:57 No.8460409

    Not a bad idea, although I'm wonder if the resurrected Necrons would become our allies...
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)20:58 No.8460432
    Scientist, I love what you contribute to these threads.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:00 No.8460468
    But we need a new one now that we have truly healed her
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)21:05 No.8460604
    The power core throbs with the contained power of a star, harnessed and given purpose to supplement the most powerful necron war-forms. You remember crafting it as if you'd done so with your own hands, although you know the memory of having done so is borrowed experience from the Weaver.

    Likewise, the death mask is another masterpiece, meant to interface directly with your cranial components to augment and expand your awareness beyond even immortal standards.

    Finally, the resurrection orb grants complete control over the bearer's necrodermis and that of the minions they command, allowing even the most catastrophic damage to be repaired in instants.

    All three will be necessary in order to complete your ascension and they won't be easy to acquire - no doubt that the Dusk is looking for them already.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:08 No.8460668
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    Fuck yeah, let's get our 'Cron on!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:08 No.8460676
    Then let's start looking. If the Lady objects to melding them into ourself explain that it's only to make us more effective to defeat the Dusk. But don't say we'll give them back after he's dead, this way we're not technically lying.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:11 No.8460735
    Okay. Well, to start with let's get back to the main part of deck 3 and go over what we now know of the deck. What places are there where such things might be stored? First, use the original ship's schematics, then overlay what we now know about the ship's new layout over it.
    >> Princess Angelique Dominique 03/07/10(Sun)21:11 No.8460744
    You think she'd fall for that?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:14 No.8460814
    If these objects are so powerful then why the Lady trust us in retrieve them for her?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:15 No.8460822
    now, what do we remember of Dusk, the lady, and the eldar farseer?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:16 No.8460848

    Agree. I suggest a Self-System Check find any clue of loyalty programs towards the Lady or other modifications that can be used against us.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:16 No.8460849
    Would ANYONE fall for that?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:16 No.8460852
    Cause she's stuck
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:16 No.8460867
    Because she wants our body.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:23 No.8460991
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)21:24 No.8461011
    Weaver's memories of the two lords are hazy and indistinct. For the most part, she was never really a member of the Lady's inner court, serving her mistress best in her creative capacity. There were others among the Lady's court that Weaver was equally distrustful of, but only the Dusk made an overt play for dominance by withholding support at a key moment in a battle against the hated eldar.

    Without the Dusk's warrior, the Lady was cornered and defeated by an eldar farseer, forcing her armies to retreat to the safety of their tomb world. With her physical form shattered beyond repair, the Lady was forced to enter prolonged stasis with one last command to her loyal Weaver - make the Dusk suffer for his actions.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:27 No.8461091
    Probably at least one of the object will end in the enemy hands...

    Death Mask should allow us to have free access to the ship computers and superior hacking abilities.

    On the other hand, If the Resurrection Orb fall in the enemy's hands then he will be hard to kill.

    Finally the Power Core should give enormous power to its master.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:28 No.8461104
    Awesome. So we'll kill Dusk. Kill him until he dies from it. And then kill him some more, just to be sure.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:28 No.8461120
    So power core first?

    The only drawback I can think of is that we're going to need to plug it into Xeno's chest. At least the mask should be removeable, right?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:34 No.8461225
    Who cares if they're removable?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:36 No.8461267
    the people who want a happy ending.

    becoming another soulless necron slave of the c'tan is not all that appealing, even if your mind makes it out okay.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:36 No.8461288
    I vote mask
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:41 No.8461345
    ressurection orb.

    it is best.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:41 No.8461349
    If any C'tan thinks they're enslaving Xeno, they've got another thing coming.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:43 No.8461398
    damnit becoming Taucron Lord=/=mindless Necron slave, Shas said we'd have to fuck up royally to lose our soul
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:43 No.8461403
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    >the physical possibility of defeating a c'tan

    hate to break it to you, but not even the biggest baddest necron lord could fuck with any c'tan.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:45 No.8461449
    Sure we can, all we need is a Blackstone Fortress.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:46 No.8461475
    The lady for one probably
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:47 No.8461494
    I vote power core. I just hope we keep some cleavage once we start to chrome up.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:47 No.8461503
    We need To build a consensus
    I vote that we find the mask next
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:48 No.8461533
    the same ones that were all destroyed/hidden outside the galaxy?

    being an uber taucron lord means either being enslaved by the c'tan one way or another, or somehow finding your own purpose in existence.
    >> Night Elf 03/07/10(Sun)21:49 No.8461549
    I vote orb
    find enemy controlled necrons
    beat em down
    resurect them so they fight for us
    inb4 a minature army
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:51 No.8461589
    Resurrection orb
    We did come to terms withbour necron parts, and realise we have Fio Korst'la Mesme
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:51 No.8461600
    But we're the Mistress of the Undying Swarm. Other Necrons do warriors, we do Scarabs. Lots of Scarabs. Big Scarabs, little Scarabs, Scarabs with guns, Scarabs with close combat weapons, Scarabs that serve mixed drinks... you get the idea.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:52 No.8461611
    >Fio Korst'la Mesme

    It still sounds retarded, no matter how often you're going to post it.
    >> Night Elf 03/07/10(Sun)21:53 No.8461631
    I like the way u think sir
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)21:54 No.8461662
    You decide to find the Lady's resurrection orb first, figuring that at the very least you can keep it out of anybody else's hands. The thought of using it to animate fallen necrons seems somewhat distasteful, somehow... especially since you can put their necrodermis to much better use by incorporating it into yourself.

    Roll 1d100
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:55 No.8461676
    rolled 44 = 44

    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:55 No.8461686
    We're going to have to stop calling it Tau Quest pretty soon.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:56 No.8461695
    Well, yeah, but that doesn't mean we can do ONLY Scarabs
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:57 No.8461727
    Scarabs best fit our unique idiom. Maybe scarab-warriors...
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)21:59 No.8461751

    Yeah, I suggest to use the ressurection Orb only for us and our Drone. At least until we find a way to ensure the loyalty of the fallen Necrons (AK finding the Death Mask)...
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:00 No.8461779
    Why don't we let the warriors decide what they want to look like?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:01 No.8461793
    rolled 84 = 84


    is nothing else, we can use it to pull some inta-minions in a fight.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:01 No.8461805
    Because warriors ARE mindless automatons. They may never even have had souls at all.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:03 No.8461832
    they did have souls, just they've pretty much wasted away. necron lords are barely shadows of their former selves.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:03 No.8461839
    Huh, didn't know
    >> Shas'o Tau'quest !!iHDhHidYFJx 03/07/10(Sun)22:04 No.8461851
    Tau Quest will take a brief intermission.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:07 No.8461905
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    Since we are fighting in small corridors I suggest something like this with ability to climb walls and cellings and armed with taucron guns. Traditional Necron Warriors are to clumbsy.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:09 No.8461925
    Cue organ music!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:09 No.8461926
    Uh, no. All necrons were once living creatures. Then they met the C'tan. And the C'tan were all like "Yo dudes, I heard that you're average lifespan is about 30 years and life is shit, so here's what I'll do: You'll get to live forever with these awesome metal bodies and you'll do whatever I say." And they did it. Every necron was once a member of that race.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:11 No.8461968
    The necrontyr really shouldn't have listened to a guy called the deciever
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:15 No.8462030
    Was it even the Deceiver that first approached them? I forget if it was him or some other nameless C'tan.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:20 No.8462115
    According to the Codex (which has different fluff than the 5th Ed rulebook we seem to be following) the Necrontyr approached the C'tan first. I don't remember which god they found in their home system's star, though.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:21 No.8462128

    If the necrontyr were able to give the c'tan their undying bodies, why didn't they do it for themselves right from the start?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:24 No.8462178
    Yeah, it was the deciever
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:24 No.8462187
    Are you fucking kidding me? That's what they're saying now? Wait, no, you're right. I remember something about them contacting the spirit of their sun and that being the first C'tan or something back in the old 'dex too. Either way, I'm going to be cantankerous and take an instant dislike to the new 5th edition version. Those bastards.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:25 No.8462188
    >>Scarabs that serve mixed drinks

    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:25 No.8462201
    Because they didn't know how to make the stuff until the C'tan gave it to them, if I'm not mistaken.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:25 No.8462212
    it was the deceiver who first 'invented' and proposed the idea of necrontyr becoming necrons.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:37 No.8462380
    the actual written fluff of the day the necron'tyr became necrons is truely epic, but I can't share it for my codex is on a different continent than I.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)22:53 No.8462600
    Set engines to archive?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/10(Sun)23:20 No.8463080
    So, are we doing this or what?
    >> Anonymous 03/08/10(Mon)00:10 No.8463910
    Well it was archives at least
    >> Anonymous 03/08/10(Mon)00:45 No.8464554
    Brief as in later tonight? or tomorrow?

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