We start this new session with the beginning of a mysterious confrontation with a group of astartes, riding aboard a damaged Astartes Strike Cruiser, bearing markings of the Crusaders of Dorn chapter, who have been labeled Excommunicate Traitoris....Meanwhile on the Surface of Tarkon IV, discontent is beginning to rise as the just short of 2 million refugees have arrived and being escorted from detention areas to specialized vetting facilities, with a required sit-down appointment with a Planetary Government official, who brings out their personnel file and asks them sensitive security questions about political affiliations(if any), religious interests, and to declare their faith in the God-Emperor, with some plebians being remarkably trusting of government bureaucrats, awe struck by simply interacting with an individual from a upper middle class directly addressing plebians and the common citizens of the Imperium...
>>1724179CoolAdeptas Sororitas harem when?
>>1724179You also ordered the further detainment and questioning of "suspicious individuals" a possible misstep as you were lacking sleep at the time....This has resulted in your officials believing that this gives them a free-hand in using the more in depth security measures, which may result in slightly more effective security results but antagonize the refugees and increase the hostility and paranoia of our security forces...Unfortunately our processes haven't been perfect and several moderately organized cells of heretics have made it past our inspectors, even after several of them received extra vetting, still making it through the process, meaning that are agents are disloyal or incompetent, it could also mean that these infiltrators may have been able to fool common security procedures, through a degree of skill and training to do such things....In addition due to some of the more harsh measures implemented some of the commoners have formed Citizen's Councils, apparently something the commoners came up with during their 6 month stay on the cargo ship stuffed with refugees....They permit their people, deemed fit adults, to vote on who should rule them, electing individuals to a council of varying numbers, depending on the size of the population they rule, the largest being almost 200,000 people, the former governmental body, previously ruling nearly all the refugees on one of the smaller freighters....They demand home rule rights, and the right to settle as separate town... far from other populated areas, in a favorable settlement location, their home rule rights include the right to elect their own local rulers and exempt from conscription, with their direct taxes paid to you doubled....You will have to wait to make these decisions, as the Astartes shuttle, begins docking on the station, its boarding clamps activating as the telltale machinery noises, moving several servo arms and the sudden dulling of noise from the airlock chamber when a seal is created....Through the tiny glass porthole, you can see White armor, offset by yellow, and a helmeted Astartes looking through it.....It finally opens and the 3 of the mysterious Astartes, they introducing themselves as the Crusaders of Dorn, Sergeant Corrigan McKinley, Librarian Carson Brannock and Chaplain Arlen DonnellyThey claim that they were betrayed into invading the warp, and were left to die there by the Imperium....
>>1724347They have been travelling for nearly 6 months, after initially invading several demonic worlds along with the forces of another chapter, the Graven Fists, they managed to cleanse half a dozen worlds before being intercepted by a small chaos fleet, the Librarian telling you that there was a frenzy in the warp as the various factions of chaos rushed to take in their share of new Astartes devotees, Astartes being one of the prized assets of an chaotic warband or faction, with small fleets prowling for weakened Astartes chapter fleets and individual lost ships, slowly destroying or disabling the Astartes ships, with several Ultramarines successors gathering their forces, and inviting other chapters to join their "Abyssal legion"the legion was challenging a large chaos fleet, when the Crusaders of Dorn and their cousins were intercepted attempting to join the fleet, despite their reservations about the Ultramarines....Unfortunately the Crusade fleet was defeated and scattered to the warp, leaving the sons of Dorn to have to fend for themselves.They shortly afterword encountered 2 separate chaos fleets, including a twisted fleet of Imperial hulks, barely operational ships fitted out with lots of weapons and little armor, functioning as inexpensive chaos arsenal ships....From another side approached the 2 Slaaneshii warships, the Battlecruiser and the Calidora, an ancient Battle Barge, attempting to capitalize on the easy prey. They ripped through the fleets escorts and several cruisersIt only took a few minutes battle for the Fleet commander to call a general retreat, falling back to a preplanned position....Unfortunately a Chapter transport and 2 Strike Cruisers were all that remained of the combined chapter fleets, given the Strike Cruisers small speed advantage over the Chaos forces, the Astartes decided to load up as many of their brothers as possible on to the least damaged Strike Cruiser, sending it away while the the other 2 ships create a distraction...Crammed, along with the Chaplain and Librarian ,74 Battle-brothers, 12 scouts, in various levels of training and progession and an additional tactical squad of 8 Astartes from the Graven Fists, the only survivors of their chapter, a Squad Sergeant serving as Chapter Master for the grim survivors of their once proud chapter....They managed to travel for nearly 6 months, constantly being pursued by Chaos vessels, until they spotted an opening in the warp, and approached it towards your world.....
>>1724427They have attempted to communicate with Terra but claim that the warp is unsteady, and dangerous and they are having issues making contact.... Their librarian also claims he was taxed by the effort of keeping the horrors of the warp from breaching the hull, having little mindfulness and energy to do anything else...They also make several comments about distrusting that Damn Saint Bassillius and the Ecceliarchy, asking they have a strong presence on our world, and in the sector, you state they have a small presence on this world and a fairly strong presence in the developed worlds of the sector, with many frontier worlds possessing primitive or developing civilizations with strange beliefs that are not entirely in allignment with mainstream Imperial cult worship...Though you only know littleThe of Astartes mainly due to your close association with the Dark Angels, particularly Sergeant Zachias, who has proven invaluable in reforming our army and building a truly professional, sharp unit... Claiming they are as good as some of the finest regiments in the Imperial Army.(Especially once the gland warrior research is completed) You can now read their subtle expressions better and believe they are being sincere....Unfortunately they claim they are low on supplies and have several wounded, and they are requesting our assistance along with humanitarian supplies, including food and medicine and wish to only stay a few days, long enough to recover and go to the aid of one of the many distress Signals, flooding the warp from Imperial worlds in the sector....What should be done with the Astartes?A. Aid the Astartes and send them on their wayB. Detain them and attempt to detain their shipC. Refuse to aid them and send them on their wayD. Other(Write in)
>>1724476>A. Aid the Astartes and send them on their way>D. Ask to see if they're willing to stay a bit longer and help work in the colony while they recover and their ship is fixed up. We are helping them after all.
>>1724476>A. Aid the Astartes and send them on their wayInform them of Lord Inquisitor Corean and our efforts to shore up the sector, suggest they meet up with him if they intend on striking out.
>>1724476Backing this >>1724508
>>1724514>>1724508>>1724502You grant aid, to the Astartes, who despite their official status as traitors, their story checks out and they seemed genuine and cooperative the entire time, they quickly load up the needed supplies and set off, without giving much warning and a only a short vox message conveying gratitude....You let them know of an ongoing campaign to retake the sector from the Heretics, and direct them in Inquisitor Corean in the Sector Capital....In an attempt to gain more meaningful relations you can inform them of their heretic status, which could in increased trust with the Chapter, or perhaps a more irrational response....A. Tell them they are listed as heretics(requires a persuade roll, we have a positive modifier for our characters charisma and diplo bonus)B. Neglect to tell them, may result in them feeling betrayed by you and holding a grudgeC. Other(Write-in)
>>1724557A. Tell them they are listed as heretics(requires a persuade roll, we have a positive modifier for our characters charisma and diplo bonus)
>>1724557>A. Tell them they are listed as heretics(requires a persuade roll, we have a positive modifier for our characters charisma and diplo bonus)
>>1724557A. Tell them they are listed as heretics(requires a persuade roll, we have a positive modifier for our characters charisma and diplo bonus)Gotta link the old threads to the new, and vice versa.>>1701649
We should have detained them since they are considered traitors even if we don't think so, and shove this upstairs to Corean.
>>1724583>>1724577>>1724565>>1724661Just as the Astartes are leaving you decide to inform them, that during their time in the warp....Roll a d100+20 ill take average of first 3 rolls
Rolled 22 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1724686
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>1724686
>>1724693I wonder if the average maxes out at 100 or if it goes up to 111
Rolled 67 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1724686Are we not doing drop the lowest of the three anymore?
>>1724690>>1724693>>1724705average of 83, a good success...The Astartes remain in orbit around the station, powering up their weapons for a moment, before powering them back down....Their leader, the Librarian comes over thevox, asking us if we will report them to the authorities.... (fortunately we are aware that the Inquisition outpost is likely listening in)A. Swear to them you will not speak of this to anyone(also lie and say this)B. Report them, and raise the alarm as they flee, although avoid firing at themC. Report them, and engage them with all weaponsD. Other(Write-in)
>>1724705Forgot about it desu, ill remember for future rolls
>>1724728Is option A only lie to them or that we can lie about it but dont?
>>1724728>D. Other(Write-in)Tell them we will discuss it with Corean, as defense of the sector is in his hands. We could use all the help we can get out here.
>>1724728>we need to talk to the Big I but his a nice lad as long as they work
>>1724728>D:Say that they most likely already know but due to Astartes' sincerity we vow to do all we can on their behalf. We should also encourage them to help the inquisition in the current crusade in order to prove their loyalty to to prove their loyalty imperium. I'd like to see how being honest plays out
>>1724728D. Tell them that you believe in them and that the sector (and the Imperium at large) needs all the help it can get. Offer to help put in a good word for them with Corean.
>>1724782>>1724775>>1724769>>1724759You tell the Astartes that you will consult with Inquisitor Lord Corean, who is leading a crusade to liberate the sector from Heretic forces, you also hint that their assistance on the battlefield, would do much to allieve suspicions about their loyalty, and prove them a useful asset to the Imperial cause....The Astartes take off, their intentions not spoken to you...Back on Tarkon IV you may some pressing concerns to deal with, food is growing scarce, our supplies getting strained to support a massively increased population, especially because Corean had the Crusade armada take 1/3 of our stocks for the upcoming campaign, going from 14 to 16 million in a matter of days as the refugees are settled in quickly erected camps....You decide to deal with the heretics first, a process more complicated due to your security forces harsh treatment of the refugees, being less cooperative with your men in the investigation, however it is believed all serious heretic threats have been caught by our security net, and are under close oberservation, our men are simply awaiting for the order to strike at the Heretic cells....A. Take out the heretic cellsB. Keep them under observation for nowC. Put this aside and deal with the Citizens Councils firstD. Other(Write-in)
>>1724835>watch them for now but play it up as the attack.
>>1724835>A. Take out the heretic cellsAs much as I want to see if they're planning anything, we have more pressing concerns. Destroy what we can and hopefully that'll be the end of it. If not, we'll deal with it swiftly.
>>1724835 C Deal with the citizens council first.
>>1724835>C. Put this aside and deal with the Citizens Councils firstKeep the heretics under observation for the moment.We really should start working on a secret police organization.
>>1724835C. Put this aside and deal with the Citizens Councils first
>>1724835C. Deal with Citizens Councils firstBest to establish an understanding with them before causing more unrest before we go in guns blazing on the heretics.
>>1724885>>1724871>>1724850You decide to shift focus to the Citizen's Councils where your spies have successfully infiltrated the largest groups, many representing towns, regions, and nations with the United Citizens of Buran III being the largest group, representing the entire refugee population from Buran, an Industrialized desert planet, these people generally more affluent and educated than our population, wish to live in their own settlements apart from others, especially the natives....They want to make a deal with you, and have offered to send an emissary, to discuss matters.Their terms are home-rule, the ability to elect their own administrator and can enact local laws without interference from you, unless they break higher Imperial law...They also want to abolish conscription from their settlement, in exchange sending you double their annual tithes, directly filling your coffers, with whatever they produce, they would make an excellent fit for factory work, with the majority of their commoners, are former factory workers. or farm workers operating the advanced machinery and precise processes required to produce and retain enough water, and food for their planet, as supply routes in the area were often spotty and food could not be counted on to be imported.....They will be allowed to volunteer in your PDF forces, and several thousand men have already offered to sign on with us, creating an understrength regiment in our forces, serving as a regular light infantry unit, armed with flak armor, lasrifles, several laspacks, an uplifting primer, grenades and a smattering of manportable heavy weapons, not being equipped to our best, due to questions of their loyalty to us, vs their own people....However acceptance of their terms could trigger other groups demanding the same rightsA. Agree to meet their terms, and see the emissaryB. Do not agree to the terms yet, but request the emissary arrive to begin negotiationsC. Reject and declare the Councillors and their most loyal followers fugitives and traitors to the Imperium, could trigger a smallscale revoltD. Other(Write-in)
>>1725013>>1725028C. Reject and declare the Councillors and their most loyal followers fugitives and traitors to the Imperium, could trigger a smallscale revoltThis is how you deal with commies.
>>1725013>B. Do not agree to the terms yet, but request the emissary arrive to begin negotiationsPiss on 'em I agree.But I'm all for isolating them away from the rest of our population in order to keep their cancerous ideals to themselves.
>>1725013Changing this >>1725028 too cHowever don't give a warning. Just strike and act like were gonna talk.All imperium children are equal
>>1725013B. Do not agree to the terms yet, but request the emissary arrive to begin negotiationsThere is a certain appeal to their offer but overall it cuts against our own authority. They're refugees that we willingly took in in good faith and they should adhere to our rule, though limited self government is fine. This needs further discussion and dealing before anything is set in stone.
>>1725305>>1725062>>1725028You agree to meet their emissary, and welcome him for negotiations. Choose a issue to negotiate on....(Please roll a d100+10 for charisma bonus) I will take the best 2 of 3, unless you are choosing D or EA. Home Rule(Local laws and elected local leaders)B. The Exemption from conscription, in exchange for double tithesC. Their desire to settle away from othersD. End these negotiations and send in the troops to crush the rebelsE. Other(Write-in)
Rolled 30, 86 = 116 (2d100)>>1725354A. Home Rule(Local laws and elected local leaders)Local governing is fine, the clans do it too, but they must adhere to our rules overallB. The Exemption from conscription, in exchange for double tithesThis is fine, but see if we can get more out of itI have no issue with them being by themselves, like I said clansmen do it too.
>>1724179Is this a sequel to the original Planetary Governor Quest?https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Planetary_Governor_Quest
Rolled 17, 40 + 10 = 67 (2d100 + 10)>>1725354>A. Home Rule(Local laws and elected local leaders)The no interference has to go, and I'm not exactly favoring no nobles being over them. Perhaps appointing a viceroy over them.>B. The Exemption from conscription, in exchange for double tithesThey'll bleed same as everyone else should the need become dire enough, til then they'd be just fine working in factories.
>>1725396>>1725396No, sorry man, that one is still dead.
>>1725354D. End these negotiations and send in the troops to crush the rebels>>1725396Nope, that died a long time ago.
>>1725354>>1725368Should ask for rolls after a choice has been selected.....
>>1725491That's probably a better idea, the rolls and votes are kind of a mess.
>>1725491>>1725520no doubtbut we're here now
>>1725558>>1725491Well ok then but we still need one more vote
Hmmm, I may be able to go with C if we triple the alternative tithes and they serve in the PDF which shouldn't be hard since a bunch signed on already.... I can't find myself to trust them one bit, I don't even want Zachias to give them elite training, and have him watch them closely instead.....We are just negotiating anyways right? nothing is official yet?
>>1725354A. Home Rule(Local laws and elected local leaders)B. The Exemption from conscription, in exchange for double tithesC. Their desire to settle away from others
>>1725375>>1725405You guys are rolling for every option u pick instead of one option?wouldn't it be better to pick one and roll for each choice individually?
>>1725721Look, I don't know anymore. Maybe we should just wait till an option wins before we vote? Or is it too late? Maybe we should just wait for QM.
>>1725721It was a confusing prompt honestly
>>1725738>>1725745I'm just kinda saying stuff to see if we can prompt the qm + have a small conversation besides asking for some clarity.
>>1725767That's probably a good idea.
>>1725368>>1725781>>1725767>>1725745>>1725738Apologies about the confusion, I shouldve have been more clear, what I meant to convey is that the Citizens council can be persuaded to drop one of their conditions and still take a deal. I wanted you guys to choose which one youd have them drop, and if you score a 50 average of above they will accept, and if not they will abandon negotiations unless full concessions are made....Now with that clear well do a revote and then roll based on the outcome of the revote.A. Home Rule(Local laws and elected local leaders)B. The Exemption from conscription, in exchange for double tithesC. Their desire to settle away from othersD. End these negotiations and send in the troops to crush the rebelsE. Other(Write-in)
>>1725899So we can only get them to drop one?>D. End these negotiations and send in the troops to crush the rebelsin that case
>>1725899A. Home Rule(Local laws and elected local leaders)B. The Exemption from conscription, in exchange for double tithes
>>1725899D. End these negotiations and send in the troops to crush the rebelsThis is our world, They will either follow orders or not at all. We already gave them more food then they are worth.
Better yet, maybe we can tell the ones that don't want to play ball to fuck off and go find another planet to impose their bullshit on?
>>1725899Can we just send them packing back to their planet and be done with them? The get C. condition that way anyways.Or tell them that they can follow our rules or they have to go back!If not then...D. End these negotiations and send in the troops to crush the rebelsMake sure to disarm their PDF volunteers first.
>>1725974>>1725959>>1725938>>1725964The prevailing ideas seem to be either deporting them offworld, or cracking down on the Republican rebels, who have detailed a new governnment model, ruled by a president selected by Nobility, Military Officers, High Ranking businessmen , along with a senate also selected by the upper ranks of society, to balance out a House of Commons, where representatives on a grand council are given to areas based on population, the higher the population, the more representatives they have, compared to 2 per area, regardless of population in the Senate, allowing less populous areas to prevent the actions of a high populace area. Each area, called provinces, are ruled by a Council, the provincial councils, are always odd numbered and are expected to all vote on every issue, the council members are selected by local people for their skill and likability, with council members and any common citizen permitted to run for the House of Commons....An interesting set of ideas, however they also do not seem to include any position for the Lord Governor of the planet.....What should we do with these rebellious refugees who come making demands?A. Disarm their volunteers and arrest their leaders, we will interrogate and then execute any high ranking members of their political organizationB. Have our security forces round them up and force them offworld, onto their battered freighter they arrived in, this will likely kill several thousand people as there are people among them that are sick or wounded, with a large number of cases of malnutrition....
>>1726136B. Have our security forces round them up and force them offworld, onto their battered freighter they arrived in, this will likely kill several thousand people as there are people among them that are sick or wounded, with a large number of cases of malnutrition....Offer to some stay granted they drop their demands and assimilate.
>>1726136>If they want to stay then they will accept how OUR world works, If they don't they may leave as they came.
>>1726136Ones that want to stay and follow our rules and laws can stay, everyone else can go.They can have their segregation, but give them nothing else.
>>1726170>>1726165>>1726149You offer terms to the Buranians, allowing them to settle here if they agree to follow the laws and social customs of Tarkon IV and declare an oath of fealty and loyalty to you, their lord.90% of their people decide to leave for the stars, while roughly 20,000 of their people decide to stay on, many of them our PDF volunteers and their families along with a collection of other civilians....While relatively few in number they are on average very well educated and most of them have a high level of technological understanding, coming from a world more wealthy and developed than Tarkon IV...They will do well as factory workers and managers, as well as farmers, especially when higher tech equipment is utilized, allowing us to get into more sophisticated manufacturing, making processes more streamlined and efficient, and automating certain aspects of the process, such as preprogramed servo arms, performing repetitive tasks...You are trying to figure out what to do with the Buranian settlers, when you alerted to an astropathic message by your astropath....Alright guys, I will see about running tomorrow night, after that next time I can run will be Sunday afternoon and evening most likely.
Not a vote, just for lulz.> "if you dont like out planet you can just git off. 'Muric...I mean Tarkon!!"
>>1726325>>1726387Yeeeah, that's great they're leaving.
>>1724186When you get declared a Saint.
>>1726387Hear! Hear!I'm not entirely opposed on dropping conscription and letting them mostly self govern, provided the actual place they'd be settling would be harsh enough to warrant it. Deal as good as they requested? That's not gonna happen. Anyone who wants to live on a world with a fairly good climate while still having largely the right to self rule and be absent from conscription needs to be a veteran.
>>1727122Their demands were mostly ok with me, the idea of them not adhering to our rule, however, was a no go. You can't just come in as a refugee asking for help and a place to live and then expect to be given full autonomy on someone else's property, that's ridiculous. There's no way in hell any competent ruler they meet will agree to those terms and I pity the idiot that does. I do wish we could have negotiated though, the tithes and other benefits would have been nice.>>1727116Then that is my next goal, for the God Emperor! and that sweet battle sister goodness
>>1726325Also just so you guys know I can do some q and a and you can do discussion in the thread between sessions, I generally check the thread a couple times a day even when I'm not running
>>1727466> q and aAre Traps Gay Shmeh?
>>1727319>You can't just come in as a refugee asking for help and a place to live and then expect to be given full autonomy on someone else's propertyAbsolutely agree with that, I could work around the tithe a bit, so long as there is a good sense of sacrifice coming from them or some reasonable equivalent.I wonder if they realized how close they came to being wiped out by us?
>>1727319Not to mention that since heresy is so rampant on this system, as a planetary governor, we're sort of taking a huge risk with letting them here in the first place. Governor that wasn't as certain as us of their ability to deal with heretics would most certainly have told them to fuck off at the gates.Btw, do we have any contacts that could hook us up with a Nova Cannon?If we can get one or two of those running on our Space Fort, it'd be bitching.
>>1727571One wonders what makes these refugees to value themselves so highly as to demand such things. I mean sure, they came in a spaceship, so they must be people of SOME wealth, skill or status, however, that alone just means they CAN seek refuge on other worlds. They'd need to be some imperial nobility to make a request like that and even in such an occasion, one would expect a suitable payment in return for such a safe haven.
>>1727723Probably a combination of modern day entitlement and years/decades/centuries of being able to rule themselves. Remember, while the Imperium itself is an extremely bureaucratic empire where the people must obey, there are hundreds if not thousands of planets under the imperium that have various levels of tech, cultures, values, and personal forms of government. It's fairly likely that while they willingly followed imperial law, the government may have been a form of democracy/republic where they elected their leaders or even voted. It could also have been the opposite, they may have had a standard assigned leader/governor and after becoming refugees and leading themselves for a while, they realized they prefer it and weren't willing to give up their new found personal autonomy and ability to be part of their leadership/right to vote. Of course that's all just speculation and theorizing.
>>1728212Should have just launched their leaders at the sun for insulting us and dumped the refugees on a Death World.
>>1729739...I don't think that would have deescalated the situation at all.
>>1729757It would have if we took their ship.
>>1725899>D. End these negotiations and send in the troops to crush the rebelsThey can assimilate to our ways and our rule or they can die.
>>1730589I do like how our society is more or less how Khornates like it. I fully expect there's at least a couple of Khorne cults around, but since the system is already rigged so that those willing to fight end up reaping more benefits from the society, they will not be starting any trouble for you personally, since your will and strenght is constantly being tested on all fronts and you keep growing stronger with each challenge, so they'll respect that, even if you're a loyalist.If anything, the sleeping Khornate elements within our society will help curb down the Slaaneshi and Tzeentchian elements that might pop up. Best part about Khornate cultists is that they do respect strenght and under your rule, the planet has grown very, very powerful. Of course, they may spread the taint to the weaker worlds, but that's what the Inquisitors are for.
Ded quest buh bye.
>>1736373Not really, QM said he wouldn't run till Sunday, it's not like Sunday has come yet.
>>1736523It's basically a meme at this point due to OP disappearing for literally months at a time when he first started this quest. So if 5 minutes go by a Ssmeh hasn't posted? Confirmed ded thread.
>>1736373The non believers will be purged soon enough
>>1736815But are you ded tho?
>>1737090No, I'm gonna run Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening
>>1737180As long as you aren;t gone for months this time. That was disappointing homie
>>1737180Look for the new thread around 4pm eastern today. I will link it here