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, resource management and grand strategy. Main narrative is driven by the players rather than QM and doesn't have a pre-set "main storyline". Original purpose of the game was to push the story of 40k past year 999.M41.How to play? Post your suggestions in the thread, if enough people approve them or no one opposes them, they will be implemented. For discussions, join our chat (link below).+Briefing+Chapter Chronicles and starting point for the novice initiates:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiDatalogs from the previous thread:>>1212778Battle voxcaster frequency, all allies are welcome to join:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Thought for the day: Mind without purpose wanders in dark places.+
Time to meet the sphess pope and convince him that working with ursus was all an elaborate ruse to get proof of his heresy. We don't like him but we'd never suspect his loyalty to the imperium. Now with the HLoT sorta backing us, will he join forces with us?pic related
Tome of the Raven experiments fucking when We got a bunch of Serfs that could use some special sauce
>>1264053speaking of that, we should totaly tell the HLoT that we fixed some of our geneseed flaws before they find out from tithes. We dont want to look like we were hiding it.
Set up an HQ on our current planet, something to report back to frequently, send resources to and something to defend if all else fails.
>>1263929REpost from last threadbtw, can we continue investigating the triachy wracks, difference to IoM technology, take a few naval uniforms, get a reading of how many ships and what class exactly were there, check cargo and logs to understand the nature of their mission.Furthermore I would like some insight into their religion, if possible and any evidence for triachy involvement in kruun would be excellent, too.Sword squad alpha should still be there and our head-techie is there for that, too
>>1264064Our fortress-monastery is already set up on Mormark. We also own the planet of Varda.
>>1264043Are you referring to Astrobelus Kest, Cardinal Magnus Sectorum of Sector Deus? He offered you an alliance once in the past... I think it really depends on how you approach him and what you offer.>>1264053Your word is my command. While Klementhos might be somewhat conflicted about this, he will follow your orders and he is interested himself as well on some deep level. What kind of experiments do you want to try?>>1264064Welcome to CMQ, Firechicken. People will fill you in soon, but you do have a pretty cool HQ. Would you like to establish a base of operations on your colony world of Varda as well..?http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Varda+++Sorry guys, IRL interference, this will be a slow thread.
>>1264060I feel like that'd end either really well or just slightly poorlyAlso when are we going to colonize more worlds or invest in Cards again?
>>1264073I kept forgetting his name, and sphess pope is fun to imagine. We really need his backing and his loyal. I will leave it to someone better at roleplaying conversation to do the actual approach
ah so I can set up my OWN HQ? dang this is neat yeah sure ill set that up, whats our man count like? can I get a squad or are we limited in our use of supplies
>>1264073We should pick up where we left of over Karn Dereg.We took shadow guard, pax sepulchrum, reo hestrom, xyptus, geron and 3 revenants, and 7th company.Hestrom and Xyptus should follow up on the leads we got that led us here. Do some investigating.Geron and the revenants should shadow them and keep them safe.I assume the space battle aftermath can be concluded later.
>>1264081If you wanna come into the IRC we can fill you in on details like that quickly.>>1264073Also I'm personally quite strongly opposed to doing genetic experiments on serfs.
>>1264081The quest is over 100 sessions oldstart here http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_Wikibe warned. Its a lot.Generally we don't command single squads
>>1264073>What kind of experiments do you want to try?Well for now I just want to see what he can do with it while staying within a safe parameter. Basically testing Raven augments (Bio or Mechanical) vs the ones the imperium and space marines use especially for Storm troopers or if possible inquisition >>1264074>CardsI mean Varda
IRL interference, yeah if you could fill me in on an IRC that would be cool, apologies for the confusion. what's the irc name
>>1264098see>>1263929Channel is #RisingSons
did we decide if we were gonna loot the space hulk? also we have a wikia, chapter quest wikia
>>1264073>Your word is my command. While Klementhos might be somewhat conflicted about this, he will follow your orders and he is interested himself as well on some deep level. What kind of experiments do you want to try?None actually. EverReminder >>1264070
Going to say no on gene experiments for right now. We're planning a coup and it will not look good politically when the =I= come knocking.
>>1264106Don't we technically already have Space spooks in our corner because we helped Eisenhorn and was open with him when we first met?
>>1264118Put a name on, feggit
>>1264118We helped one inquisitor but our interactions with Faceless probably don't help and the inquisition is large and fractious so helping one might make a different one hostile. We'd have to get in good with a Lord Inquisitor or something to carry the entire sector
>>1264118its the =I= gotta be paranoid
skg you there?
>>1264070I will assume that you mean shipwrecks rather than wracks.http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/WrackFeel free to to roll d100 for scouting efforts to see what you and Imperial Navy will come up with.>>1264074Which worlds would you like to colonise and how?>>1264091Unfortunately to proceed with experiments you would have to receive support of the majority of players as this would be... Heretical would most likely be an appropriate word in the eyes of many. See:>>1264104>>1264106>>1264149This is correct, Chapter currently is in favour with Eisenhorn and had a working relationship with Dran "Faceless" Hesten in the past before his mysterious demise. However it is VERY HARD to gain approval by majority of the Inquisition. >>1264248I am here and I am back to the thread.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>1264378Rolling bones.
>>1264378>Which worlds would you like to colonise and how?I think we're overworked already. No colonising for now.
Rolled 98 (1d100)rolling for exploration
>>1264378>However it is IMPOSSIBLE to gain approval by -majority- of the Inquisition.Fixed that for you.But worry not, citizens! The Inquisition is the ultimate defense against the phantoms of fear and terror which lurk in the darkness between stars.They are the bright saviors in an eclipse of evil; purest and most devoted warriors of the Emperor.And they are united in cause to rid the galaxy of any threat, from within or without!
>>1264399Inquisitor pls go
>>1264406>>1264399And stay go.
>>1264378>>1264399On the plus side it makes it very difficult for the entire inquisition to hate us too unless we are blatantly heretical
>>1264417please don't jinx us
System: Karn DeregLocation: Outer System Date: 226.355.M41Renard comes taps you on the shoulder, but you are already awake from the brief trance which others would call sleep.>Chapter Master, we are here. We had a smooth warp transition, thought I'll wake you up personally. Karn Dereg is within an hours reach, they have not yet detected our force. Are we planning to land with everything we've got or should we take a more subtle approach..?+Task Force+Chapter Master + Shadow GuardReo Hestrom, Xyptus.Pax Sepulchrum7th Company + ScoutsGeron + 3 Revenants
>>1264433Deploy Hestrom and Xyptus to follow up on our leads in search of Hagen.Have Geron and his Revenants shadow the two agents to keep them safe.Have CM, Shadow Guard and 7th Company ready to deploy in thunderhawks.
>>1264433do we have leads?otherwise have reo and xpthtus make inquiries
>>1264448>>1264445Both Reo and Xyptus are pleased with this approach:>We will learn a lot more on our own.Within a few hours their shuttle discretely lands in one of the seldom used export-import starports on the outskirts of the capital city. Morhankar is a 2nd stage Theta class hive city, it houses almost two of the 5 billion of planet's residents. Xyptus follows his lead deep into the hive, where he meets with some shady looking ex-Arbiters in a seedy bar close to the entrance to the underhive. [Roll Xyptus' Inquiry, you can get +20 if you offer 1W of bribes or auto-success if you offer 3W]Meanwhile Geron and his Revenants take positions inside and around the bar. They are on the look out, roll d100 for Geron's Awareness.
>>1264492Pay the 3W. We need this info for Hagen.
>>1264492>[Roll Xyptus' Inquiry, you can get +20 if you offer 1W of bribes or auto-success if you offer 3W]auto success this is very important
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>1264492Come on revenants
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>1264502Motherfucker ROLL
>>1264492Paying the 3W
>>1264501>>1264495>>1264508Ex-Arbiters are very pleased with your decision. The middle one seems like whatever passes among them for boss, he's missing an eye and his hand is ceaselessly carresing his impressive looking boltpistol:>That's very generous of you, Publius. Well, I guess I've got to live up to my part of the deal. So here's the situation. There's a Death Cult that we've got operating on the east side of Morhankar. One of many, but this one's really nasty. Semi-legal, female-only membership, well-financed, the bitches call themselves Cult of Mourning. Around two-three thousand members, a couple hundred of them are really good, even by Karnish standards. Mourners have a nasty habit of cutting up their victims into chunks, stuffing them into pressurised containers and then unloading the gore among masses of pilgrims. Allegedly showing people how close death is to them, helps the pilgrims to keep their piety. But not their breakfast, I guess. Anyway, so this cult was pretty active recently, but as they targeted only sanctioned targets, nobody really took any actions against them. But then about half a year ago, they ceased all operations and retreated into their temples. The rumour is, someone hired them. ALL OF THEM.Ex-Arbiter shakes his head, sips some amasec, then continues:>This is unprecedented. Very rarely whole cults get mobilised and even then, it's usually the government or some big bag Inquisitor. Me and my mates here are in business of trading information, so we thought this could prove valuable to someone... We started digging, found something and it turns out we were right.He taps on the big metal suitcase lying on the table with bribe money in it. He then hands over a small and cheap datapad over to Xyptus, or as he is known to these men - Publius.>This is what you are looking for, my friend. This recording is less than two weeks old and I guarantee you that he's still alive. They've had him for more than half a year now, essentially the whole cult is used to cover his movements and protect him. We managed to catch him on tape as they were moving him from the asylum to one of their temples, but it was a close call, Mourners are very vigilant. His name is Tyrel Hagen, I wasn't able to get too much info on him, but it seems that he's important, has connections in the Navy and one of my friends in Ecclesiarchy mentioned him in connection with the bloody Astartes themselves. Though tough luck getting him out of their hands... Anyway, it seems that some trouble is brewing, I think we should conclude our business here.>>1264505>>1264504Geron and his men notice a few seriously augmented gangsters approaching the pub. It seems that they are packing some heavy firepower, one of them even has a hand-held rocket launcher. It seems that whispers about the big pay day your ex-Arbiter contacts got have already reached wrong ears...
>>1264638Have Hestrom and Xyptus exit through a back exit. If the gangers look like they'll cause Xyptus or Hestrom any trouble, kill 'em.Personally I think Chapter Master should personally meet with this Cult and see if we can subtly mention how we need to talk to Hagen and we're his friend.Thoughts?
>>1264663No. They're not sanctioned by any authority we know, and they've moved against an imperial Admiral. Eliminate, but keep the leadership alive for interrogation.
>>1264673The info said they're protecting him.Hagen could well have been the one to hire them.
shit, hiring a whole fucking death cult? That's some serious cash.
>>1264677okay, my bad for skimming it, but we need to confirm this intel by more looking.
>>1264663>>1264673>>1264677It is unclear whether he's a prisoner, a guest or an employer, the footage is unclear, but yes, they seem to be protecting him.+++Options for the bar fight:a) Leave through the back entrance [80% of getting away]b) Throw a grenade among people, then leave [90% of getting away]c) Kill the gangsters [initiate combat, roll d100]d) Leave, but take your contacts with you [40% chance of getting away]e) Stay at the bar and see what happens
>>1264724>a) Leave through the back entrance [80% of getting away]Warn them beforehand. If they leave the same way we do, well, happy coincidence.
>>1264724gotta go for d we payed for our new friends, we should keep them
>>1264740nah, taking them with us just makes them a target, if they weren't the target at least. Can't play our hand yet.
>>1264740>>1264734>>12647282 vs 1, you decide to leave ex-Arbiters to fend for themselves. Please roll 4d1001st - getting away2nd - Ex-Arbiters [combat skill 60]3rd - Gansters [combat skill 45 x 2 - outnumber]
Rolled 26, 83, 30, 27 = 166 (4d100)>>1264773getting away.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>1264773Second
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1264773If the gangsters assault the Ex-Arbiters, have the revenants move in and cut the gangsters throats from behind while maintaining cloak.1st roll
>>1264783I agree, avoid violence but if they attack we have our new ally's back
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>1264773other roll
>>1264780>>1264782>>1264783>>1264805Your men managed to get away from the bar safely, but only seconds later a loud bang shattered windows in the surrounding buildings - it seems gansters launched a rocket into the bar. They kicked in the broken door and and started shooting into the dust, hoping to kill any remaining survivors. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a blurred shape the size of a grown boar charged into the bar and jumped onto one of the gangsters. His head disappeared in an explosion of gore as the mechanical jaws of a modified cyberdog closed on his cranium. Ex-Arbiters emerged from the dust, their visors down, guns blazing. Within a minute half a dozen gangsters lay dead in front of them and others were running away, while not a single loss was taken by your contacts. Their leader spat on one of the corpses: >That'll teach you, creep.Geron was smiling under his helmet - he was happy that he didn't need to intervene and it was great to see that gangsters had their backsides handed to them. Then he noticed the intense stare that the cyberdog was giving him and his Revenants...+++Session over for today, thanks for playing, see you next Monday. Feel free to post your plans/suggestions here.+++
>>1264874Quick throw a steak on the ground and run away!
>>1264874>post your plans/suggestions here.Begin to manufacture one thousand power scythesAlso Thoughts on Expanding the shadow guard by five more members? Mainly our Shadows?
>>1264987Currently have 8 dudes in total in the shadow guard, I feel like we could keep it sub 10 so we can all fit within standard transport limits. Plus the bigger the honour guard is, the more prone to exploitation it is.
>>1264874So is it safe to assume the Cult of Mourning is around 2-3k supporting cultists with the ~200 of them being fully fledged death cult assassins with power weapons?I think posing as a potential client to get an audience with them might be a good idea, then we can infer we know Hagen and if they're protecting him we can let them ask him about us, so they know we're his friend.Conversely if they ARE holding him against his will, we could try and intimidate them into giving him up? The arbites didn't know who he was, maybe the cult doesn't know they've kidnapped the Lord Admiral of the Sector either? And I'm sure the last thing they want is conflict with space marines, since we're well within our rights to wholesale slaughter them for taking Hagen. The only people who would protest our actions would be whoever ordered his assassination/kidnapping in the first place.