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.
+About+Chapter Quest is set in Warhammer 40k universe where players control a nameless Chapter Master, leader of the Ghosts of Retribution Chapter - an autonomous brotherhood of genetically engineered warriors tasked with protection of mankind.This quest is a mixture of traditional role playing and grand strategy. Main narrative is driven by the players rather than QM and doesn't have a pre-set "main storyline".+Briefing+Chapter Chronicles and starting point for the initiates:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiDatalogs from the previous thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1026936/Battle voxcaster frequency:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Thought for the day: Squad is your family, officer is your father and fear is your mother.+
Let's do dis.
>>1054030Engines fired.Auspices online and in operation.Hellstrike missiles locked and upright. Emperor's bobblehead doll, firmly in place and bobbling.It's time to tango.
First for wehns Power ScythesFirst for wehns using the Tome of the Raven to jack up our Chapter Serfs First for wehns telling the Codex to suck itFirst for wehns more Psy ratingFirst for wehns more goddamn colonization and more money making opportunitiesFirst for wehns Making a heir with the dick First for wehns training those frost bat dragon things for battle
>>1054020try to use our psyker skillz to determine whether there are more killerbots running ramage and if possible the location of the heinous witch
Now that we've dealt with the robutts in the immediate vicinity we need to ensure the entire boat is secure. No more robots or assailants.Were the two nobles already dead of any significance?Can we try and sense the commands the rogue psyaker was giving the robots? To see if they were meant as assassins or just a distraction for something else?Meanwhile we should encircle the rogue psyker's position with as many forces as we can land. Try and close the net, stop them from escaping. If encountered marines should focus on containing and repelling whilst CM gets there. Preference is to capture, but kill if you have to.Bring Geron down with Xenya, blankness will be able to help us.
Did we get any hails from the local PDF / Arbites / other Planetary govt. /etc? We will need to explain the situation - if we haven't already, as people get twitchy if Space Marines start combat drops on their planets.
>>1054030okay, so we already have Dermont making trips to the Tombstone, to tutor the Bellisarian Twins, correct?I want Avernon Birg to teach them economy to the best of his knowledge.Alderon Belladon to teach them more pish-posh nobility stuff. Coordinate with Keirus if necessary.I also want Xyptos to teach them the basis of espionage, intelligence, and counter-intelligence.And as we owe answer to Dermont's question; when can CM meet him personally?
>>1054293add snipers, we don't want our troops to close to them cuz warp shenanigans, so extreme range weapons.
>>1054307Oh that's me by the way. Just so SKG knows I'm here.
>>1054307Yes i was going to clarify in this thread that Belladon should take immediate overall responsibility for the twins and come to us with any questions since he is if noble birth. Dermont will send tutors to Tombstone and come when able. Twins are never to leave Tombstone without our permission.
>>1054284Situation on the boat has been resolved, remaining dolls, both those affected and not, have been purged.>>1054293>Were the two nobles already dead of any significance?Significant enough to make planetary headlines, but no Sector-wide scandal which would have transpired if not for your timely intervention. You even suspect that this might have been not a plan to murder Hagen, but rather to stain his image.>sense the commandsYou can sense that they were filled with senseless rage and energy, there was nothing of greater complexity than the fury of an Argolian drake. However before activating this, they were lead to this room on purpose...>>1054303You warned local authorities, they are worried, but compliant.>>1054307>>1054385Didn't you hand over Bellisarian Twins for him to tutor? He wouldn't be able to make constant trips to Tombstone as it is quite a remote place.+++Session got interrupted by a heated discussion in the chat, most likely I will update the thread throughout the week and possibly run an extra game on Thursday or Saturday night to compensate(will confirm on Wednesday in this thread if it will still be alive).
>>1054650It was never my intention to let the twins out of Tombstone as it is risky. Sorry if that was unclear. We recognize that it is remote and understand that Dermont won't make it often which is fine. Belladon and the tutors will take the bulk of educational duties.
>>1054650>However before activating this, they were lead to this room on purpose...ID everyone in the room, see if they have any significance.Examine their clothes? Maybe they're in possession of something important?What is nearby this room on the lower levels? Maybe this was the fastest way to get to someone else?
>>1054650>>1054729>>1054755Now that the event is over i say we turn the whole thing over to the inquisition. We don't really want to get bogged down in more intrigue (at least i don't) and in any case rogue psykers trying to assassinate a lord admiral falls squarely in the purview of the inquisition. Best if we are seen respecting or responsibilities and theirs
>>1054780True. We should keep the rogue psykers location surrounded and help with the apprehension if we can though.Meanwhile we should get the name of whichever inquisitor is investigating (if any are).
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>1054729Understood.>>1054755Please roll d100 for Awareness and/or Investigation/Detection.+++Please roll another d100 for your men who are pursuing the psyker. Contested roll. Who leads the team?I'll roll for the psyker.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1054800STRIKE FROM THE SKIES, GET THE PSKYER.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>1054800Rolling awareness.I assume Captain Renard will be in command on the scene, as he was there first.
>>1054800use flashbangs to disorientate
Wait, we can continue here?
>>1058287Yes, I think this is our new questing method. I am surprised we didn't do it sooner, I mean>Our QM is a terribly slow typer (no offense Skargan)>Unlike /qst/ leaves threads on for a long time. Even if it goes into autosage, it takes a while to disappear>Chapter Master Quest have an incredibly lot of data (just check out the wiki), especially on the QM side>Choices are rarely given, mostly the players have to make a plan (or something resembling to one)>Players have to agree on the plan (or at least not disagree on shitstorm level)
>>1060456I think the general idea is to keep to weekly sessions running on mondays. New thread will be made each session. However since /qst/ is so slow, if a session is delayed for any reason we can continue on the same thread within a few days.
Neat.I'm going over the earlier threads and holy fuck I don't think I can read all of them in time for the next session.
>>1063238Oh that's why we have a History page on the wiki. I've tried to keep it clean, while touching all the important deeds of the Chapter.
>>1063238It takes a week or two on average, if you take the effort of looking things up on the wiki while reading. The history page and general sector history + the Chapter primer are a good place to start!
........>+//error../+>>>+Initiate auto-diagnosis++Status: Offline+>>>+Order: Bring all systems online+>>>>>>+Booting QM++All systems online++Status: Ready for battle+>>>+I HAVE AWOKEN++Continuing session+
>>1054804>>1054800+Hunt for the psyker+Roll: 43Opposition: 30Situation: Witch had a slight advantage due to previous preparation & psychic powers+++Your men do their best to track down the witch, but she's gone, as if vanished into thin air. Though with psykers, you never know... By the time psykers from the KSP (Kinteran Secret Police) get there, no trace of her can be detected in the warp. Renard breaks some knees and kills a few drug dealers in the nearby slums, however it doesn't seem that they had any involvement. After consulting with KSP Renard presents you with your options:>Milord, KSP officials seem to be quite awed and a bit insecure because of our presence. How do you think we should resolve this situation?a) Pursue the witch personally [will most likely take a lot of time and you have other places where you need to be]b) Leave a trusted brother and a squad of marines to help with KSP's investigation [might slightly upset KSP]c) Leave a trusted brother to monitor the situation, without interfering into the investigation directly [KSP will look favourably upon this].d) Our job here is done, Hagen is safe and Inquisition has been alerted, we are leaving>>1054813Very little remains apart from the fact that the dolls were remotely controlled. Damn witch was smart.>>1063238Welcome to Chapter quest, Brother Anon.
>>1081119>c) Leave a trusted brother to monitor the situation, without interfering into the investigation directly [KSP will look favourably upon this].Vote for this. But make sure that our forces hang around until the =][= arrives to the scene.I think we should have a talk with Hagen. I assume =][= and KSP will be interviewing the people on board and trying to find any links they might have.Is it possible to sort of....broadcast the witch's psychic signature? Kind of like a psychic 'wanted' poster to all nearby psykers on the planet? So they can alert us if they sense her?
>>1081132Ditto. We'll work with the Inq when they show up, and monitor the KSP
>>1081150>>1081132You think about it, but you are not sure whether this is a good idea - contact you had with the witch was indirect and because of that your impression of her psychic image would be wildly inaccurate. There's a small chance sharing this partial image would lead to catching her, but it would also mean that all psykers with a similar psychic imprint will get harassed, arrested and possibly even executed.a) Do it, it's worth the riskb) No, the chances of it going wrong are too greatYou receive a message from Brethorius:>Milord, I just spoke with Nerial and it seems we have received a soulword for you, it is heavily encoded, but bears clear signature of the Raven Guard Chapter. Will you return to the ship to read it?
>>1081163>b) No, the chances of it going wrong are too greatThis. Last thing we want is another incident.>Will you return to the ship to read it?We will in a bit....but first we should have a chat with Hagen about this.We should tell him about the deal we got from the HLoT regarding white emissary, tell him the Ursuses are conspiring with the triarchy, and suggest he start discretely removing any Ursuses in the navy from positions of direct command over warships.Give them 'promotions' from active command to desk work, etc. But slowly, one by one, don't make it too obvious.Y/N?
>>1081163Your voxcaster crackles and you notice personal code from Tyrel. When you pick up the call, old soldier sounds as if he was fresh from a party, rather than just survived a possible assassination attempt on his life.>Chapter Master! My apologies, I haven't had a chance to show you my gratitude before they hauled me away. I am afraid I'll have to deal with the fallout from this situation, but admiralty should give me a break within next couple of weeks. Would you mind staying around for a bit? Even men of steel need to enjoy themselves sometimes and Kinteros is perfect for that. I think a more personal conversation would benefit both of us.
>>1081163"Berthorious, I'll be back at the end of the day cycle">>1081176"Indeed friend, indeed. It has been a rough day for both of us. Let us meet in person"
>>1081176>Will you return to the ship to read it?"I agree Lord Admiral."Meanwhile I've got a plan for a recon operation.Forces: Three Land Speeder Storms, ten Scouts.Commander: Scout SergeantObjective: Recon the current situation on Kruun. Attain as much information as possible while staying under the radar.Plan: There must be shuttles and transports around Kruun, carrying things to the surface. Drop a cargo shuttle off at the edge of the system and have them drift towards the planet on silent running. Once near, the shuttle should mingle with the other traffic as it moves to the surface. Then land somewhere concealable and deploy the land speeder storms and scouts. Use speed and low profile to scout the planet as thoroughly as possible over the course of the operation. After 1-2 weeks they leave the same way, and are picked up on the edge of the system.Viable plan? Any advice from our officers?
>>1081196Not bad but what are they looking for exactly? Mapping the planet is big work, and I am not sure if ti is necessary
>>1081214They're not mapping so much as gauging the Triarchy presence, and extend of their defences. They only need to recce around some of the cities, observe from a distance.
>>1081179>>1081196Thunderhawk, like a fiery storm, descends from the skies to take you back to Aspera Dominus. Within an hour you find yourself on the main bridge, servitors scurrying around you to take off your armour and Nerial approaching you with a decoder that requires your genetic sample to activate. Procedure is complete within a minute. Message is brief, just galactic coordinates, a date in a few months and four words: >Face to face, brother.This must be Corvus Severax, the Chapter Master of the Raven Guard. After you share this with Brethorius, he shakes his head. >This is too soon. We must leave today, tomorrow at the latest to make it in time to meet him there. What about your meeting with Hagen? We need his support against Ursus.+++Recon plan: this mission would require a named marine to command and a name.
>>1081226>I will meet him today. Get me a Thunderhawk to him immidiately, and then we'll leave at the first hour of tomorrow.
>>1081226Wasn't his ETA next year?
>>1081226>Recon plan: this mission would require a named marine to command and a name.We don't have a named scout seargent and there should not be any shuttle or other traffic nearby.> Essentially an ice covered rock in the middle of nowhere, Kruun was a perfect place to create a penal colony for the overflow of Imperial outlaws. http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Kruunso i take there is lot of ocean or something where we could slip in undetected.Goals: -Try to get a rough estimate of the triachy size strength and disposition-Try to find out if they are doing anything strange, there was talk about nuclear warheads in triachy possession so be alert maybe remote controlled drones/detectors?-Identify any triachy made technology -find if there are any signs of ownership by the triachy, flags, symbols something as proof. Make pretty pictures.maaaybe bring a psyker
>>1081235Correct. This year is coming to an end. By the time you'll meet him, it will be 354.M41.>>1081230For some reason you are unable to get Hagen on the vox. Your serfs try contacting his office, his unit, his pleasure yacht, but he seems to be missing. Even a brief psychic scan doesn't bring much - looking for his mind among millions of others is as good as looking for a pebble in an asteroid belt. Though what business is he taking care of for a couple of weeks..? What is he up to? You suspect that there's a very small chance of you finding him in time.
>>1081257Sounds good.>>1081258>This year is coming to an end.Ahh. News from Trianon and the convoy pirate hunters? Due for this year.How far away are these coordinates if the trips takes over a month? We're in the same subsector as mormark, isn't that where we told him to meet us?
>>1081258Does not matterhis mind is too busy with what happened anyway, so we should leave an official request to meet us later and leave someone competent there to search for clues, what about our arbites investigator?
>>1081258We should leave marines in orbit, it sounded like he'd really like our presence there, even if just implicitly. Leave Brethorius and some veterans on Kinteros to make contact with Hagen when he wants. Marines should keep to themselves though, don't intrude on planet's business and annoy the KSP.Y/N guys?
>>1081274>Marines should keep to themselves though, don't intrude on planet's business and annoy the KSP.Well yeah, generally speaking, but have our arbites investigator ask around, in official GoR uniform, try to find out something. As this was an attack against us, even if not directed, we need to show concern.
>>1081281Oh yeah, I only meant the marines. Hestrom will do his investigation thing.
>>1081283Give him a marine bodyguard, when he thinks it will help him
>>1081262>TrianonNo news yet. Odd, he was due to send a soulword about two months ago.>CoordinatesThe coordinates have been changed, however the seals and encryption codes are those of the Raven Guard. Rendezvous location is just outside of the boundaries of Subsector Cryptus, quite close to the original location, but beyond a known warp turbulence zone. Valerius Jaenar, your Lord Navigator, shows you the charts while explaining it to you. You never came to like him as much as his cousin Synius, your previous Navigator, however he knows his job. And you can't really honestly like Navigators the same way you like other people. They are just weird, even for Astartes standards.>If it is so critical for you to win some time, I could try to cross that turbulence zone in one dash, though please heed my warning - this is not safe. Both I and analyst servitors project around 37% chance of a major warp event on the way. I am not sure whether I'll manage to handle this. But this would buy you time, maybe even up to a month.
>>1081293>No news yet. Odd, he was due to send a soulword about two months ago.I'd like to say I didn't expect something like this.Send him a questioning soulword.>I am not sure whether I'll manage to handle this. But this would buy you time, maybe even up to a month.Nah man. Nah.
>>1081257You have not gotten much XP these past few threads because of poor GMing on my part, so let's compensate that by creating a Named Character for you. Also, +1 xp for the last session.+++When you think of this mission, you have a few promising scouts that come to your mind as possible material for promotion.a) Leudron - He's extremely strong, agile and fast. Known for once climbing the outer wall of the Tombstone front gate using his bare hands. However Chaplain Tempestos mentioned, that he lack confidence in himself.b) Shaidor - hunter of Vardan stock, good sniper and knows how to hide well, but a bit slower than an ordinary marine.c) Zenn - smartest of the bunch. Knows how to handle explosives, sabotage enemy installations and drive vehicles. His only downside is that he's young and doesn't have any combat experience.Which one would you like to promote and have join your Chapter? You can keep others as characters as well, but you would have to pay 1xp for every character after first.
>>1081335>b) Shaidor - hunter of Vardan stock, good sniper and knows how to hide well, but a bit slower than an ordinary marine.My vote.We need a man who will keep his scouts low profile. This is a recon op. Only weapons free in defence.
>>1081335>c) Zenn - smartest of the bunch. Knows how to handle explosives, sabotage enemy installations and drive vehicles. His only downside is that he's young and doesn't have any combat experience.smartest is best imho, we dont know what to expect so we need someone with a keen mind to react to ... difficulties>a) Leudron - He's extremely strong, agile and fast. Known for once climbing the outer wall of the Tombstone front gate using his bare hands. However Chaplain Tempestos mentioned, that he lack confidence in himself.We should not have people with low selfconfidence in our ranks, mebbe take him off duty or something if it does not get better
>>1081308>>1081293Are you plotting course for rendezvous with Severax?Please confirm Y/N, because I'll have to initate new year procedure for that.
>>1081374yes but the safe route.Dont want to greet him with all 4 tentacles. Makes handshakes a bit uneasy
>>1081384Top: Severax's viewBottom: CM's view
>>1081374And send a soulword to Trianon!
>>1081384>>1081400>TrianonSoulword was sent.Please roll d100 for Valerius Jaenar to conduct the warp journey.You can add a skill to his character sheet:Willpower: 31+d10 (explodes on 10)Astronavigation: (+30)Modifiers: Well-planned journey (+20)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>1081434Valerius' mad skillzc'mon lucky 10
>>1081438Damn you Valerius!
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>1081434Surfing the Warp!
>>1081438>>1081434Mind if I spend a chapter XP bumping that willpower up another +5? We've had Valerius for a while and I woulda upped him by now if we had stats.
>>1081438>>1081441>>1081447Willpower 34for 1 xp you can add 5+d3 Willpower.>>1081446On the third day of the journey something goes wrong. It doesn't seem like much, it feels like a mere nudge at the back of your had. Then all hell breaks loose. Servitors start wailing and red alarm lights turn on.>Gellar field failure, Gellar field failure, all hands on deck, battle stations!Minor warp danger eventRoll d100 on what happens.1 - 20: nothing21 - 60: minor incidents61 - 90: medium incursion91+ major incursion, another roll of d100
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>1081488extra WP
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>1081488I am not letting this go. I'll roll until something good happens!
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>1081488>Minor warp danger event>Roll d100 on what happens.>1 - 20: nothing>21 - 60: minor incidents>61 - 90: medium incursion>91+ major incursion, another roll of d100well lets see how bad we screwed up
>>1081489+8 xp. This will be applicable from next test onwards.>>1081491>>1081493Brethorius looks grim, but composed.>Sir, it seems decks A-78 and A-79 show signs of warp activity, we lost cameras, but it seems that at least some of the crew there have went mad. Another problem is habitat deck H-21, something broke out there in the middle of the meal time. We have reports of some sort of warp creature, possibly a few. Efforts to contain it or them so far proved unsuccessful, we have reported casualties. Please review the options and let me know how you want me to deal with the situation.+Decks A-78 and A-79+Active threat: MinimumEnemies: 0 (25+ if you count mad crew members as enemies)Crew: 162; 17 armsmenOptions:a) Send in the armsmen to take control of the situation (purge/subdue)b) Lock down until Gellar fields are stable, we'll decide what to do laterc) Lock down and turn off life supportd) Send in Astartes to take control of situation (purge/subdue)e) Do nothing+Deck H-21+Active threat: MinorEnemies: 1-5 (warp spawn?)Crew: 489, 45 armsmen, 16 wounded armsmenOptions:a) Send in the armsmen to take control of the situation (purge/subdue)b) Lock down until Gellar fields are stable, we'll decide what to do laterc) Lock down and turn off life supportd) Send in Astartes to take control of situation (purge/subdue)e) Do nothingf) Disconnect whole section off the ship [loss of 10+d10 Wealth later on]
>>1081534Drop out of the warp. With any luck this should stop the problems.Otherwise.Send astartes with shotguns armed with stun/capacitor rounds to deal with the maddened crewmembers.Send in astartes to deal with the warp spawn, pull all mortals out of the area and just maintain a cordon.
>>1081534https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHhZF66C1Dcsend marines, both times
Rolled 70, 40 = 110 (2d100)>>1081541Valerius shakes his head:>Dropping out of the warp will interrupt our journey and I will not be able to get us back on track in time to meet your mysterious ally. I have reports from the engine room, Gellar field is stabilising, we will not have any more incursions. However if we drop out of the warp, it means that the warp spawn will soon disappear or at least will become significantly weaker. On the other hand if you think that we can deal with this incursion on the go, we would soon arrive to our target destination.Do you want to drop out to real space? Y/N?Roll 2d100 (separately) stating to which deck marines are being sent.Rolling for warp spawn(1st) and for the madness(2nd).
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>1081552>Roll 2d100 (separately) stating to which deck marines are being sent.Marines should handle itRollin fer H-21
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>1081552Rolling for marines dealing with the madness. Use them stun rounds!
>>1081554+H-21+Roll: Minor failure [8 points]Result: Victory with minor casualtiesYour marines enter the canteen with extreme caution. Warp spawn, while mindless, is extremely dangerous and violent, especially while the ship is still in the warp. You find them feasting on the bodies of a few unlucky armsmen who fell while trying to do their duty. Brother Ation, a hero from the battle of San Larion, commands Kappa squad as it surrounds warpspawn and opens fire. Bolt rounds and promethium torch and burn 2 of the beasts at once, however others manage to dodge and then charge at the marines. Ation, his sword ready, killed one himself, however other two got through and attacked marines behind him. Brother Elnor, newly initiated marine, tried to hit warp spawn with his boltgun in close quarters, however the beast took both of his arms off with one fell swoop of its razor sharp claws and then buried its horn in poor Elnor's neck, right between the armour plates. Seconds later Ation destroyed the beast. Meanwhile the last spawn was cornered and burned to death when Sarkos, one of the Deathwishers, threw an incendiary grenade right in it's path, however even in its last moments, it managed to jump onto Sarkos and wound him.Casualties: Elnor killed, Sarkos wounded, armour retrieved.
>>1081593>>1081555+A-78/A-79+Roll: Major failure [55 points, critfail]Result: Pyrrhic victory, major lossesThetha squad entered the deck believing that they need to secure civilians that are more of a threat to themselves than they are to them. They noticed that the mad people are huddled in embryo poses, crying to themselves or silently wailing. They approached them as civilians seemed to show no resistance and suddenly one by one, your marines started reporting that they are feeling strange. Then all of a sudden Thetha squad stopped responding to all queries. Marines which you sent in subsequently were a lot more careful and didn't approach the affected people immediately. They found Thetha squad sitting or standing dormant, not responsive to any signals. Later, when situation became a bit more stable, Chapter Master and other psykers inspected the situation and found out that the breach in the warp released some sort of a mind-killer warp malady that spread like a plague, but perished soon after Gellar field was restored.The tricky question is what do you want to do with the marines who were affected? Their bodies are fine, but their minds and free will was destroyed.a) They have done their duty, let them rest. Administer Emperor's Peace.b) They have done their duty, but we will try to cure them. Send them back to Tombstone.c) Their duty is not yet done. Send them back to Tombstone and convert them into special marine-based combat servitors.d) Their duty is not yet done. Try to train them to follow orders and commands even in their mindless state, possibly by administering some chemicals or using psychic impulses.Names for the book of the Glorious Dead:Sergeant NikanorBrother VeidrokBrother UrielBrother LammBrother ChekhovBrother BinariusBrother MormoBrother DistionBrother WeidanBrother SesamionContinue warp journey? Y/N?>>1081355>>1081372inconclusive decision, unless you want to pay 1 xp and get both Zenn and Shaidor.
>>1081634>a) They have done their duty, let them rest. Administer Emperor's Peace.They should not be kept suffering
>>1081634I'm assuming their geneseed and armour was unaffected?Put the poor bastards to a proper sleep. Emperor protects.Yes continue journey.
>>1081638>>1081643They have done their best. Your decision was well received by the powers above.+d5 Purity
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>1081655>>1081664wait what?
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>1081655chaos godz give us purtieh pls
>>1081672Haha suck it!
You arrive to the agreed coordinates in time. Soon, out of the darkness of the void, a silver plated frigate appears. A sleek, stealthy, light and yet dangerous looking ship is clearly a vessel built for a Chapter Master who needs to travel quickly, silently and far. You exchange hails and within half an hour the armoured hatch opens and your guest enters Aspera Dominus.You’ve once met Corvin Severax in the past. It was many Terran years ago, back when the Ghosts of Retribution were Founded. He struck you as someone wise, calculating and yet aloof and possibly even cruel. He’s taller than you (and you are extremely tall even by Astartes standards), pale as chalk, his hair is long and dark, while his eyes gleam with all the compassion of a boltgun. While you had mere few hours of his company and none of that time you spent just with him in person, your impression of the man was that he was someone not to be messed with. You are not sure how you feel about him yet. However he is the leader of your progenitors and whether you like him or not on personal level doesn’t matter. You’ve never heard of a Chapter that benefited from antagonizing their progenitors, so even though on paper you are equals, you suspect that showing restraint and being polite might pay off.How will you greet Corvin Severax, Chapter Master of the Raven Guard? [Roll d100 for Diplomacy when stating]
>>1081680>He struck you as someone wise, calculating and yet aloof and possibly even cruel.>>1081226>>Face to face, brother.We play it cool. > Greetings Brother. We have much to discuss.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>1081680We greet him like sons that were created in their image, but have never needed their father's cloak to shield them. We are professional and serious, with due respect. We are Ghosts, and this meeting does not shout "friendly chat over a cup of tea". He's here for urgent and secret business, and if we know anything it's stealth and emergencies.Rolling Diplomacy.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1081680We bow slightly, and show the sign of the Aquila.>"Master Severax. I trust that you have received and already made use of our gift. It is always a pleasure to receive a master of the founding chapters. To what may I own the honor?"
Rolled 26 (1d100)Rolling for secret.Also, do you plan to extract and use geneseed from the people who perished during the warp travel? There's a danger that it might be tainted, though there are no immediate indications.>>1081670Congratulations, you have reached 10 Purity. Please roll d100. Less is better.+IMPORTANT+You have not confirmed regarding Naming a scout sergeant. Should I consider that you are abandoning Kruun mission idea and you don't want any characters?
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1081335>Zenn - smartest of the bunch. Knows how to handle explosives, sabotage enemy installations and drive vehicles. His only downside is that he's young and doesn't have any combat experience.This ber where my vote on the new promotion means. >>1081698Rolling to steal his thunder!
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>1081680Take a knee."Master of Shadows, Lord Severax. It is an honour to meet you. My thanks for this audience, I have been greatly anticipating our meeting and what it would bring."
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>1081698Imperium come, the Emperor's will be done, in the Empryan as on Holy Terra. Rolling for purity, I am his servant.
>>1081698Spend 1 chapter xp and get both characters. Zenn and Shaidor (I'll make pages for them later).
>>1081698Oh ya, Rip the geneseed out of those who fell and keep it watched for our travel back. if it dones't react to the warp energy while in transit back, Smack it into somebody.
>>1081698Yes, extract and bring it back to the tombstone, follow standard protocols when recovering possibly compromised geneseed, put it through the whole battery of biological and psychic/purity tests, if it checks out implant it in a few marines and monitor them for any deviations. Any marines implanted with potentially compromised geneseed - even if it checks out - are subject to regular purity and mental health checks, lessening in frequency if no abnormalities are found.
>>1081698>do you plan to extract and use geneseed from the people who perished during the warp travel? There's a danger that it might be tainted, though there are no immediate indications.yes but submit it to extremely high levels of scrutiny as soon as possible. we need geneseed but we're not desperate for it. Mostly just for the morale effect so people feel their brothers live on.
>>1081703>>1081705>>1081695>>1081693>>1081692>>1081707Actions taken:>Reserved/cool>Aquilla>Polite greeting>Slightly bent knee>Prayer+++He smiles at you, his canines white as diamonds and possibly just as sharp.>Ave, brother. It is great to once more meet you in person. Come on, come on, this is not necessary. We are equals now, are we not? Apologies about a sudden change of location. My sources indicate that you have an active adversary who is planning to strike out against you. Yes, I’ll share what I can with you later. I couldn’t risk getting caught in the crossfire. How are you doing? It’s been decades since I’ve seen you. How are the Ghosts? He looks at the arms in the hands of one of your marines standing nearby and laughs heartily.>I see you are still using our bolters. Good, good. Don’t worry, little brother, your Chapter will one day make a name for itself. It is a bit of a shame that you got stuck in the bit of the galaxy where nothing is really happening. Are you busy around here? I guess minor ork incursions are your daily bread and butter? Occassional Dark Eldar raid? You notice that your men are looking uneasy. It’s probably the first time they’ve seen someone act towards you in such a way. You don’t think that he means it, but he’s patronizing you and your Chapter. What shall you do or say?>>1081716Accepted, approved.
>>1081707You feel that your exploits over the past few years have made you a better person. Sometimes, when it's hard, you feel as if someone is watching over you. However you understand that you have a long way to go.Purity benefit not unlocked.Lose d3 Corruption.
>>1081751>It is a bit of a shame that you got stuck in the bit of the galaxy where nothing is really happening. Are you busy around here?Perhaps it is less eventful here than other sectors but we serve the Emperor where we are instructed. We had a major invasion of heretical thinking machines from the Dark Age of Technology although the Inquisition doesn't want word of that getting out. Orks of course--who doesn't have problems with orks? Some Traitor Astartes showed their faces a while back. So far it's not been anything we can't handle. All those enemies were eliminated.
>>1081751"Perhaps we will make a name for ourselves with this mysterious adversary that will strike against us!" Punctuate with a short blast of mirth."Now, you did not demand my presence on a moment's notice to personally meet with you -- our progenitor's Chapter Master on an undisclosed location for a leisurely chat. We like to believe we inherited the professionalism of our progenitors. What brings you to Sector Deus, Chapter Master Severax?" Be operative and professional.
>>1081751Look at him, and present the situation clamly:>"Well indeed, orks are always a nuisance, however currently my chapter is under a request of investigation from the Imperial Fists. We have uncovered that the local Sector Lord have been selling off pieces from the Emperor's domain to a local renegade Empire.”>“We are currently drifting closer and closer to a Sector-wide war either with the pretender ruling class, or the said Interstellar Empire. When I have received your call, I was about to discuss matters with my allies in the navy, to bring things closer to a more peaceful coup that would keep the sector from burning up in the ensuing warl>"But instead I elected to answer your urgent call on short notice. Now please, tell me what is it that brought you to me earlier than you’ve foretold us in your message?”
>>1081838Supporting Dieter's version, being professional yet still respectful in our manner.
>>1081838I'll back this madman.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>1081779Loose that corruption
You managed to salvage the situation somewhat, but dynamic of this conversation so far is quite one-sided, despite you both being well-intentioned. Your men lose only 1 level of morale.>>1081783>Ooooh, that sounds serious. So that's what that quarantine of Mormark was about? I am impressed. Never tackled thinking machines myself, you'll have to share the stories sometime. However I guess you just spilled the beans about the next question I was going to ask you. Leutenant Venn, our representative on Terra, brought a very interesting piece of technology to the nest. A very interesting and very heretical piece of technology. Heretical in eyes of the Mechanicus at least, because I've never come across anything remotely similar to that, maybe apart from Eldar stealth tech, but that's different from what you shared with us. So is that something you stole from the Abominable Intelligence? Why have you not turned it over to the Mechanicus? Why you gave it to us? You do realise, how important something like this can be?Strangely, his tone of voice, despite his words, doesn't seem to be accusing you. He seems to be genuinely interested whether you understand what you stumbled upon.>>1081793>Hah, I love a good challenge. I'll keep the information on that enemy to myself, but if you manage to track him down and defeat him before he strikes, we'll know that you are worthy heirs of the Raven Guard and I'll put in a good word for you in Terra [+1 Favour and higher reputation with the Raven Guard if successful].>>1081838>Fists..? What exactly is their involvement here? Why are they investigating something that's happening in your domain? By the way, speaking of your domain... How did you end up as vassals of a mortal governor? That wasn't very smart, was it? Though I can understand it, we all learn from our mistakes. I appreciate you taking our meeting seriously, I will make it worth your while. You, the Ghosts, are our progeny and Raven Guard doesn't abandon it's own. Look, it seems like you are in a lot of trouble. Do you need our help?
>>1081886>So is that something you stole from the Abominable Intelligence?Of course not brother! I assure you that the STC was recovered from ancient human remnants and that both the Inquisition and Mechanicus oversaw the cleansing of our world from the corpses (if such a thing applies to machines) of the heretical invaders. >Why you gave it to us? You do realise, how important something like this can be?Ah....well that is where I was hoping you could help me. Of course it is both useful but potentially dangerous technology. As the Raven Guard we turned over the plans to you because we knew you could make good use of it in the service of the Emperor...but...how do we prevent this from falling in to the wrong hands eventually? Should we just destroy it as too dangerous?(Please note that I am intentionally leaving out and not mentioning certain things because I think that is best)
>>1081886"We worked together with the Mechanicus of Nestorium on the STC. It is an original STC blueprint, and in no way related to Eldar or xeno technology. If anything, it is the holy as it is an entirely new STC piece, in an entirely new branch of technology. What we choose to do with the spoils of war is up to our own insight. That insight led us to share such an invaluable and holy treasure with our progenitors, precisely because of its importance. That was all it was, Chapter Master."We don't speak too openly about what, where and how we got it. It is pure and holy and a gift, that's what's important.
>>1081886>So is that something you stole from the Abominable Intelligence? Why have you not turned it over to the Mechanicus? Why you gave it to us? You do realise, how important something like this can be?"Oh no, we recovered the technology during the cleansing of Varda, it's old archeotech from the dark age, an STC. We gave it to you because you are are progenitor, and renowned for your stealth skills. We felt it only fitting that you have it.">Hah, I love a good challenge. I'll keep the information on that enemy to myself, but if you manage to track him down and defeat him before he strikes, we'll know that you are worthy heirs of the Raven Guard and I'll put in a good word for you in Terra [+1 Favour and higher reputation with the Raven Guard if successful]."I'll be honest brother, I'm not one for gambling the lives of my marines on challenges. I'll take a stab in the dark and guess a name though, Dresos Kand?">Fists..? What exactly is their involvement here? Why are they investigating something that's happening in your domain? By the way, speaking of your domain... How did you end up as vassals of a mortal governor? That wasn't very smart, was it? Though I can understand it, we all learn from our mistakes. I appreciate you taking our meeting seriously, I will make it worth your while. You, the Ghosts, are our progeny and Raven Guard doesn't abandon it's own. Look, it seems like you are in a lot of trouble. Do you need our help?"The fists? We helped them in looking through hulks to try and recover an old vessel of theirs. As for bending the knee....yes. The governor would have let our planet starve otherwise. It was a difficult time. As for your help, well, we have reason to believe a major operation may be going through. A crusade. On the Styrian Triarchy. The assistance of our progenitors would be greatly appreciated."
>>1081925>>1081933>>1081955>Mechanicus, you say, Nestorium? So how long ago was that? I think we would have heard news from Mars boasting about this new STC by now... Unless it wasn't reported. Also, how many more copies of this armour do you have? Do you use it in the field? Can you produce more? I can only imagine what a company of brothers armoured like this could do... Or a Chapter! We could take whole star clusters on our own![if you want to back out of a challenge without further morale loss, roll Charm (-10) to succeed]>Well, it's not just up to me, but I can guarantee that we will not leave you on your own in a time of need. Tell me how many men, when and where and Raven Guard will be there to support you!+Session finished+Feel free to reply/continue conversation with Severax, but I believe most important things have been covered already. We'll continue next Monday.
>>1082005>[if you want to back out of a challenge without further morale loss, roll Charm (-10) to succeed]WE DIDN'T WANT A CHALLENGE IN THE FIRST PLACE DAMN IT.>I know about a secret enemy who's planning to attack you, I'll tell you about it in a minute.>O rly? Should be fun to get them.>Lol ok I won't tell you teehee it'll be funFucking Severax.But fine. If we pull it off then I wanna use the favour point to kick that prick in the balls as hard as we can.
>>1082017I support that. I can't believe we abandoned Haegen for that. The Ultrasmurfs were nicer
>>1082005>>Mechanicus, you say, Nestorium? So how long ago was that? I think we would have heard news from Mars boasting about this new STC by now... Unless it wasn't reported. Also, how many more copies of this armour do you have? Do you use it in the field? Can you produce more? I can only imagine what a company of brothers armoured like this could do... Or a Chapter! We could take whole star clusters on our own!"If only brother, its construction is laborious and slow, for the proper rites and cares must be taken. Nestorium is a relatively young forge world, I can understand why they would not want to give away designs that could bring them prestige once fully proven.">Well, it's not just up to me, but I can guarantee that we will not leave you on your own in a time of need. Tell me how many men, when and where and Raven Guard will be there to support you!"You honour me brother, thank you."Thanks skarg!