Lord Orannus Wu-Peyton, Master of House Wu-Peyton, Honored Lord of Hives Parthanon, Agrius, Anathame, Aratius, Barun, and Barite, Undisputed Lord of Hive Canton, Great Admiral of the Pethus Defense Fleet, Grand High Commander of the Pethus Self Defense Force, Triarch of the Pethus Trade Houses, Consul of Terra, Emissary of the God-Emperor, Thrice Blessed Planetary Governor of Pethus Prime is dying. Despite the best efforts of the medicae, the techno-magics of the Mechanicus,and the litany of prayers and blessings of the Ecclessiarchy, Lord Orannus Wu-Peyton is dead.As the 47th bastard child of Lord Orannus, that wouldn’t mean much to you. Except for the fact you are now next in line to inherit the throne. The title would pass on to his first son Canthus Wu-Peyton, had he not died. The official story is that he died fighting the abominable Tyranids yet to be purged from the Ironbark Forests of Agrius North. The true story is that he died naked, soiling his bedsheets after accidentally swallowing an illicit gladstone. The next in line, Lady Elsa Wu-Peyton, now Elsa Mikata-Nore, was incinerated with her husband of House Mikata-Nore when Ork pirates got lost, missed their intended Imperial trade fleet and decided to use the luxury liner as target practice. Death by Tyranid hormagaunt, obscura overdose, xenos STD, overdosing on go-go-gas and falling naked from Palatial roof, gunned down after flying over restricted airspace and not showing proper clearance, consuming the poisoned part of a Pethan Blowfish and literally defecating their heart out, eaten by xenos bodyguard after mistaking it to be sentient, on and on the list of tragedies go. Until you.You are certainly not the first choice, or the best choice, but it’s either you or your brother Bob, and he’s...well no one talks about Bob. You were planning on using your limited connection to the most powerful man in the system to -> Join the Imperial Guard as a general. Even your tenuous claim to Pethus royalty would have been enough to get you into the higher echelons of the guard. You had spent much of your life playing regicide, and a dozen other war simulation games reserved for the highborn who can afford such luxuries. Well never actually cutting you teeth on real battle, you know enough on the theory of war to know how to command an army. As a result you have some ability to command the forces of the Pethan Self Defense Force...but not much.
>>2457006> Join the Praedum Geneticum, a subsect of the Mechanicus Biologic chapter with a strong presence on the planet thanks to the constant skirmishes with the Tyranid organisms and Orkoids in the system. While many believe in the human form to be a blessed machine, the Praedum Geneticum elements believe the genetics of the xenos hold secrets that can be replicated in the human genome and thus improve the machine that is the human body… and the radical fringe believe xenos genetics are treasures like any archeotech and that extracting these traits and including them in the human genome is the way to bring humanity to the perfection it is destined to claim. You weren’t planning on joining the crazies but you showed aptitude in disseminating weaknesses in xeno fauna enough that some in the Mechanicus believed you would function well. You even had an entire plan laid out to become Magos in 50 years. Except now you are to be Planetary Governor. Even so you still have some connections to the Mechanicus through the Genetors and thus giving you some pull to get the Mechanicus as a whole in the system to help you...but not much.> Take your chances in the unknown as a Rogue trader. As your family started as merchants that became nobility, your dynasty has established ties with many nobles who are part of the Senatorum Imperialis. As such, with a few greased palms and pulled strings, you could have secured yourself a Warrant of Trade and set off into the unknown to gain great fortune and glory for your family and yourself! Maybe even find a world to rule over. These plans will have to wait however. On the plus side all your political studies and maneuvering means you have friends in the Administratum and enough knowledge of politics to get the Trade Houses to agree with you and help speed any requests through the usual bureaucratic loopholes...but not much.This is kinda like the other Planetary Governor quests with more emphasis on reforming rebuilding an existing system instead of building from the ground up
>>2457006You might have more luck on anonkun m8
>>2457007> Join the Praedum GeneticumYes, because every human should have the opportunity to improve themselves with the integration of alien genetics.
>>2457007>> Join the Praedum Geneticum, a subsect of the Mechanicus Biologic chapter with a strong presence on the planet thanks to the constant skirmishes with the Tyranid organisms and Orkoids in the system. While many believe in the human form to be a blessed machine, the Praedum Geneticum elements believe the genetics of the xenos hold secrets that can be replicated in the human genome and thus improve the machine that is the human body… and the radical fringe believe xenos genetics are treasures like any archeotech and that extracting these traits and including them in the human genome is the way to bring humanity to the perfection it is destined to claim. You weren’t planning on joining the crazies but you showed aptitude in disseminating weaknesses in xeno fauna enough that some in the Mechanicus believed you would function well. You even had an entire plan laid out to become Magos in 50 years. Except now you are to be Planetary Governor. Even so you still have some connections to the Mechanicus through the Genetors and thus giving you some pull to get the Mechanicus as a whole in the system to help you...but not much.Don't remember this being done yet.>>2457177Is it possible to integrate it without the sleeper agents?>>2457161Nothing keeping him from trying both.
>>2457007> Join the Praedum Geneticum, a subsect of the Mechanicus Biologic chapter with a strong presence on the planet thanks to the constant skirmishes with the Tyranid organisms and Orkoids in the system. While many believe in the human form to be a blessed machine, the Praedum Geneticum elements believe the genetics of the xenos hold secrets that can be replicated in the human genome and thus improve the machine that is the human body… and the radical fringe believe xenos genetics are treasures like any archeotech and that extracting these traits and including them in the human genome is the way to bring humanity to the perfection it is destined to claim. You weren’t planning on joining the crazies but you showed aptitude in disseminating weaknesses in xeno fauna enough that some in the Mechanicus believed you would function well. You even had an entire plan laid out to become Magos in 50 years. Except now you are to be Planetary Governor. Even so you still have some connections to the Mechanicus through the Genetors and thus giving you some pull to get the Mechanicus as a whole in the system to help you...but not much.you gonna use a name?
>>2457161If it fails here, I'll try there>Praedum GeneticumYou still bear the scars from the first implants. They itch. If only your family wasn’t a bunch of...it’s not your place to say. The last moments with your father still play on a loop in your mind...You paced restlessly in the antechamber of your father’s bedroom. Outside, even above the racket of the rainstorm you can hear the hymns and cries of the populace below, begging the Emperor to spare your father. You wondered how many are well wishers, and how many were paid by his aide Bromwell. Speak of the warp. The old man appears, as if by magic. A doddering old codger, he hasn’t aged a day since you last saw him at your fifth birthday. You are pretty sure Bromwell is actually ancient, kept alive by juvenants and augmetics, and that he simply wears the old man facade for reasons you can’t fathom. He cleared his throat, as if he didn’t already have your attention with opening the great doors to your father’s bedchamber.“My->Lord>Lady>>Name
>>2457161>>2457220>>2457345what is anonkun?
>>2457403“lord Arthur. Your father shall see you now…” Bromwell whispered, stepping aside to let the last of the medicae staff rush out with empty fluid sacs and filled orange bags.Your father’s room smelled of antiseptic, and death. The old man looked like he was already dead, skin hanging off his skull as if held in place by a single pin. His voice, like his lungs were filled with dust, croaked your name. “My child. Tell me. How many people are praying for my recovery today?”“Record numbers father” you reply. He snorts.“For all the good it does. If faith was all I needed to get things done, I would have this system in proper order and ready to take on the galaxy. Alas” he coughed, a small trickle of blood leaving his mouth. “You were never supposed to be governor you know. Lacked the training or the tact for it.”You rolled your eyes. You know damn well about this. He told you every time you visited his bedside. Doesn’t make it any less true though. It's obvious to anyone you weren’t ready for the position. Orannus spent years grooming your brother for the part, and he threw it all down the sump for a spin on gladstone. “I know father, you’ve said this alrea-”“I’m not finished!”, he snapped. “You aren’t ready because there is much that needs to be done. I had planned to unite the Houses, rebuild our ancient home, and prepare it for what is to come.” This was new.“What do you mean father?” Orannus blinked, making it look like a supreme effort. “Our world is a shadow of its former self. Too many generations of neglect have seen so much wasted in the hives, and the Houses care more about their own personal interest that they would see half the system burn if it means they survive with a profit. I had it all planned. Your many siblings were planned to be part of a plan I had devised to unite the Houses, and rebuild this system into something that would be worthy of the Imperium. So many of your siblings were involved.”“Even...Bob?”“We don’t speak of Bob. No, with my plans in ruins it falls to you dear child” Orannus looks at you through half lidded eyes, grasping at your hand as tightly as his feeble hands can muster “I am so sorry my son” he says barely above a whisper. “You were not prepared, or groomed for this position, but now the task of keeping this system from eating itself alive falls to you. I can feel it. I won’t last more than tonight. You will be governor of this world, and master of the Trade Senatorum. Become acquainted with the Houses, then inquire Bromwell about my will. It will instruct you on what must be done. For...now” he gasps. “The Hive needs you.”He lies back, and closes his eyes. The beeping of a dozen devices bring the medicae rushing back into the room, pushing you rather unceremoniously out…
>>2457450And that is how you found yourself at the table of the Trade Senatorum, representing the most powerful man in the Pethus system, soon to be you. To your left, a fat looking man you identify as Lord Ozman of House Nellon rose from his seat and bowed, supporting his large frame with a cane so as not to lose balance. “My sympathies to you father, he had lead this table for years with unmatched skill. With utmost humility may I request you complete an action he meant to finish with us before his condition”“Oh don’t start Ozman” a lady shouted from across the table. “Orannus isn't even cold yet and you are ready to bring up your petty issues again?!”“Petty?! You know damn well this issue affects all of Pethus! Where did my weapons go Marianna? I know you hired those pirates to steal them!”The lady Marianna bristled at the accusation. “The gall! I would never deal with pirates!”>Everybody shut up!>Is this really a serious issue?
>>2457451>Is this really a serious issue?First I want to hear what the lord has to say, then the lady.
>>2457397anonkun or Fiction.live, it's a website from 4channers dedicated to quests. It's more unstable than 4chan owing to the frequent updates and smaller staff. Has significant controversy, especially amongst those who main /qst/.>>2457464+1>>2457451>Any evidence?
>>2457464>Is this really a serious issue?Ozman whirls around to you, rage in his eyes, but quickly bites back a sharp retort. “It is quite serious your greatness” he explains, barely contained rage shaking his voice. “The weapons made in my Hive are important to the well being of the system. You need part of it to fulfill the tithe. No guns, no tithe” he gestures to you “Lord Grent needs them to arm his own private guard to patrol the Western Wastes and round up tech-barbarians for his gladiator pits, which is what draws in a lot of offworld money, and the champions of those arenas go to form the Guard we use in the levy. No guns, no safety, no money, no tithe. And I sell the surplus to merchants to purchase the raw material Lady Mariana” he gestures rudely to the yelling woman from earlier “cannot supply to manufacture the next batch. No money, no materials, no weapons, no tithe. In short yes! This is a very serious matter! I need those weapons as much as all the other Houses need their own supplies!”“I did not steal your damn guns Ozman!”>>2457525>Any evidence?Ozman looks triumphant as he pulls out a dataslate. “Why yes there is lordship. A week after my latest of shipment of weapons gets stolen, they wind up in the markets of Anathame-Sump! Lady Marianna’s Hive! Weapons seized bear the same time stamp as the weapons recorded lost” he smirks as he slides the dataslate to you with all the data he claims. Marianna, rather than being outraged or shocked, waves a dismissive hand. “Anathame-Sump has been a thorn in the side of House Nakara for generations. It saps profits from the House and funnels resources that can go to paying the tithe to feeding the pirates and techno-barbarians. Every time we shut it down, it pops back up again. Almost as if someone was funding it. Ozman” she snaps the last word in sharp accusation.
>>2457736Before the storm of replies hits -“Lords and ladies please” the ecclesiarch at the far corner of the room shouts, hands up. “This is a time of mourning. We cannot expect the heir apparent of Lord Orranus to deal with these disputes now.” Finally a level head. The old Pontifex Markus points to you. “After all, you have more pressing matters to attend to. The enshrinement of your father’s remains, the sacred month of mourning, and of course your coronation.” He waves dismissively at the council. I move that the House Senatorum recess until the new Lord Governor is firmly in place.” A chorus of ‘ayes’, some more reluctant than others, raise across the room. And thus concludes your first day as Governor. The enshrinement will take care of itself. Bromwell is seeing to that, bless him. That leaves you with essentially a month. A month before you are Lord Governor officially. And you have no idea what you should be doing.>Do a survey of the Hive, and see what is needed>Watch your father’s will>Consult with Bromwell about [X]X being whatever you think needs to be known right now
>>2457748>Do a survey of the Hive, and see what is needed
>>2457748>The enshrinement will take care of itself.>Watch your father’s willDoes this mean we'll be reading his will or watching his enshrinement?>Markus.pngWhy not have the podium on wheels or tracks?
>>2457748>Do a survey of the Hive, and see what is needed>Watch your father’s will>Consult with Bromwell about....Th apparent missing weapons in Anathame-Sump and Lord Ozman's use of tech barbarians for the guard.
>>2457748Great quest! Busy at work so I'm reading for now. I'll reply properly later, just wanted to say don't run off to anonkun (it's a shithole) and we're glad to have you.
>>2457787>>2457870You send out orderlies to do a survey of the Hive. The bean counters are so thoroughly whipped by their job they do not ask if you are authorized, they carry it out, promising results in three days time. Which of course is Administratum speak for ‘two weeks’.>>2457917>>Consult with Bromwell about....>Th apparent missing weapons in Anathame-Sump and Lord Ozman's use of tech barbarians for the guard.Until then you summon Bromwell, and ask him “What is this about missing weapons and Lord Ozman using tech barbarians for the Guard. Bromwell, sighs heavily “Throne you are sheltered. This will take some explaining lord Arthur”He clears his throat as he pours you a glass of amasec. “Your House Wu-Peyton is the undisputed Triarch of the Trade Houses for a reason. The founder of your noble lineage, Aristan Wu, gathered all the Trade Houses of the Pethus system together and draft a proposal to the Senatorum Imperialis. In the draft, he motioned that the Decuma Particular tithes of every world and merge it into a single tithe of Extremis Tertius and be collected on Pethus Prime. It was accepted. What the other Houses didn’t expect was that it drew all out-of-system business to Pethus Prime, a world controlled by Aristan Wu, essentially giving your family absolute power over the entire system, even though each House has its own reigning governor on other worlds.”You sip from the offered Amasec. It burns nicely at the back of your throat. “That doesn’t explain the weapons or the barbarians as the Guard.”Bromwell raises his hand. “I’m getting to that. You see, in return for Aristan’s proposal, this charter calls for every Trade House to contribute to the tithe. Because each House specializes in a different resource, the tithe is collected through a myraid of supplies and manpower.” “House Nellon headed by Lord Ozman has total control of the manufactories of Pethus Secundus. Everything the system manufactures comes from his world and his Hive. His particular skill with producing the Pethan pattern Autogun is the signature weapon of Guardsmen mustered from this system.”
>>2458340“And the Techno-barbarians?”“A...unique solution proposed by House Bellendrast. The Wastes of the western continents are mineral rich but they are also rife Techno-barbarian tribes. These savages resist the rule of the Houses, and periodically raid the hives in warbands of salvaged vehicles and old cars that makes that drive the Mechanicus insane with their Heretech. To ensure the safe harvest of resources in the Western wastes while simultaneously ridding our world of malcontents and giving the Guard the bloodthirsty cutthroats it needs, Lord Grent periodically culls tribes, rounding up as many as he can find every year for the Gladiator pits which are a huge attraction for tourism in his Hive. The tribals are then pitted against each other to ensure only the strongest and most cunning win the honor of being in the Guard.”“Won’t this cause trouble with the Ministorum?” you ask. Bromwell shrugs.“Not really. They understand how to fight, and their understanding of the Imperial Cult is...passable enough They are roughly organized into regiments and shipped offworld, killing three birds with one stone so to speak. We pay the tithe, earn Pethus off world money with entertainment, and make it a little safer. However Lord Grent of House Bellendrast regularly needs to restock his armory to ensure his House troops can successfully keep the Techno-barbarian population to manageable levels. They always seem to come back no matter how many he rounds up…”“Then why is Lord Ozman complaining about the missing weapons instead of Lord Grent?” you ask as you hand Bromwell your empty glass as he refills it.“Lord Grent is merely the first customer on Lord Ozman’s list. After he has sold the finest choice of his production to him, he offers the remainder to you to either outfit the PDF or prepare for the tithe. He stands to lose far more than Lord Grent will if he has no weapons to sell. As for Anathame-Sump, the underhives of all the Hives have a thriving black market, something the Houses only put the bare minimum of effort into quashing. The fact that Anathame-Sump is the latest source of controversey could be a coincidence. Or not. Hard to tell nowadays thanks to the Air Pirates, the three sea-bandit clans, and the Tyranid raids”>Air Pirates? Sea-bandots? Tyr-what?>But why does Lord Ozman care so much about Lady Mariana being blamed?>Thank you Ozman, play my father’s will now please, I think I’m drunk enough to take whatever bad news he has waiting
>>2458351>But why does Lord Ozman care so much about Lady Mariana being blamed?
>>2458351>They always seem to come back no matter how many he rounds up…”odd.>But why does Lord Ozman care so much about Lady Mariana being blamed?
>>2458389>>2458442>>2458455>But why does Lord Ozman care so much about Lady Mariana being blamed?Bromwell shrugs. “Hard to say. Every House has some grudge against each of the other Houses. Mariana and Ozman argue all the time however. Mariana of House Nakara is responsible for all mining operations in the Pethus system. It’s her raw materials that go to Ozman’s manufactorums and Lord Pogron’s shipyards. Ozman is always accusing her of not giving him enough to work with, and Mariana in turn accuses Ozman of trying to buy out her property by buying her mined resources at lower prices than the standard.”“This latest argument may be more of the same or it could be a prelude to another House War, which is something I wouldn’t wish upon you young lord. They become ever so complex and violent, and makes meeting the tithe so much more difficult than it needs be. If I may be so bold, I think this argument is actually a proxy for the real feud. Your father had promised your brother to wed Lord Ozman's daughter. The fact that your siblings are now dead render the marriage, and all the ties to House Wu-Peyton is making Ozman seek out an enemy to pin the blame on. He would benefit most from removing House Nakara than any other, so he may be using the smuggled weapons as an excuse to heighten tensions between the two Houses. It is all however only speculation on my part my lord, I do not claim to know everything.”>Which brother was to be married? Not...Bob I hope.>And you said something about...air pirates?>Thank you Bromwell, play my father’s will now please, I think I’m drunk enough to take whatever bad news he has waiting
>>2458826>Which brother was to be married? Not...Bob I hope.weird how that's an option when, "[i]The fact that your siblings are now dead render the marriage[i]." So it can't be Bob as hes still very much alive.>And you said something about...air pirates?He has my ear. I am interested in these. Air Pirates.
>>2458826>Which brother was to be married? >And These.... air priates?
>>2458826>Which brother was to be married?
>>2458826was it the one with the gladstone?
>>2458874>>2458893>>2458928>Which brother was to be married?>was it the one with the gladstone?Bromwell taps his nose in affirmation. Poor Canthus, decided to spend one last night single with sex, drugs, and twist n’ thrash. Unfortunately no one ever told him gladstones go under the tongue and you don’t swallow them. Poor bastard…>And you said something about...air pirates?“Yes, the air pirates...bands of raiders and bandits that strike on seized Imperial aircraft that was abandoned during the abandoned Tyrannic invasion some two hundred years ago. Like the sea raiders that now plague the oceans, the Air Pirates have set up a base of operations somewhere in the north in the Khernian mountains north of Hive Parthanon. Magnetic storms make navigating the ranges a nightmare and distorts all vox signals, making it next to impossible to locate where the Pirates base is specifically, and none of your predecessors felt it wise to send troops in without knowing explicitly where they are, it would give the raiders too many easy targets. The sea pirates are similar only in that their base is hidden. There is no natural phenomena disrupting searches across the seas, but the cannot be found. One moment a fleet may be pursuing the pirates, the next moment they’re gone. Stories of daemons have been rising from such strange events. I personally don’t believe so. Far more likely it is a xenos thing. Emperor know we are struggling with enough of those already.>Pelt Bromwell with more questions>Watch your father’s will
>>2459132>Thank you BromWell, You truly are the greatest of men.>Watch your father’s will
>>2459132>Pelt Bromwell with more questionsCan he or find some to make us a list of all relevant people and factions I should familiarize myself with while we nurse this drink and watch my father's will?And in his opinion, where does he think we should start?
>>2459159>Can he or find some to make us a list of all relevant people and factions I should familiarize myself with while we nurse this drink and watch my father's will?“I think I’m ready to watch my father’s will now Bromwell” he nods quietly and produces a dataslate from his robes. Before he can activate it you stop him. “I am new, that much is obvious, I never learned about the Trade Houses, or the factions, or anything about my world other than the name. Please, while I hear my father’s last words, can you compile a list for me? A list of all the people, all the factions, everyone I must know in the days to come?”Bromwell smiles slightly. “Of course young lord. It shall be done” he says and then hands you the dataslate.On its screen you see your father, younger and not quite so close to death as he was a few days ago, smiling back at you. You press the activation rune on the pictcast and it begins to play. “Hello my children” he begins. “My condolences to you. I’m sure you are feeling overwhelmed by my passing and the responsibility that I am thrusting on your shoulders. However, take heart as the position I leave you will give you far greater power and resources than you would have fathomed. I hope that you will use what I give with responsibility, for there is much to be done. However, I must know who it is that is watching my will. Please select your name from the bottom”A flurry of names rise from the bottom of the screen, each one the name of your siblings. Near the bottom is yours. “To each of my children I have made a separate will” Orranus explains. “For what I need that child to do will change drastically from the others. Please, which of you is my heir?”>Select Canthus>Select Elsa>Select yours>Select...Bob
>>2459267>Select yoursI WANT TO SEE BOBS SO BADLY
>>2459267>>2459289Hit all the buttons!
>>2459267>Select yourstry not to crycry a little but only shed a few tears>>2459291maybe we shouldn't?
I hope we get the option to choose our other three siblings. we might be able to glen a little insight on what to do.
>>2459289>>2459295>>2459298>Select yoursOrranus’s smile drops a bit...becoming more melancholy. “Oh dear. Arthur my son. I dare not think of what tragedy happened to force you to take my mantle” He takes his glareshades off, placing them on a nearby table and sitting down. “You weren’t part of my plans truly. I had options. Just options if a sibling fell out of line. If you were made my heir then” he stops himself “wasting time. I will be frank. As you may be dimly aware of, Pethus sits near the edge of the Segmentum Ultra. As such we are no strangers to the bizarre xenos that inhabit fringe space, nor are we free from the predations of more aggressive species like the Ork, the Eldar...and the Tyranids. Two centuries ago a splinter fleet had arrived in out system. By the grace of the God-Emperor it was small and even with our staggering losses we managed to repel the Great Devourer. However it could never truly pry the menace from our system could we? Pethus Secundus regularly has to perform bombing runs on the surface, chasing hordes of gaunts as they prey on local fauna. On Pethus Orgatrix, Lictors are still found today, Lady Saveur Mikata-Nore has decided to repay the things killing her livestock by turning every dead tyranid she can find into bushmeat for the tithe” he smiles ruefully at that. “Even here, there are still hordes of the damn things we still fight with, they always fall back to the poles when their numbers are depleted where we cannot follow, replenish their numbers, then try again.” He leans in to the recorder. “There are even genestealer cults we must regularly purge. Why am I saying this? Because I had been informed by one Inquisitor Reina of a cult she had cleansed in our very Hive Canton. But her pet psyker made it clear to all she didn’t kill the Patriarch in time. It sent a signal. And it was heard. Another Hive Fleet is coming.”
>>2459546A chill runs down your spine. You actually do remember the war against the Splinter Fleet from your history texts. It was a terrifying war, devastating the entire system and leaving the fleets decimated. Even though the texts proclaim a victory for the Imperium, it doesn’t feel like one. As if to agree, Orranus nods slowly. “We won the last war through unity, strength, and a lot of luck. We were lucky reinforcements from the Sable Swords Space Marines arrived before the fleet did. We were lucky that we had three Cadian regiments, two Iron Guard, and an entire penal legion to bolster the four regiments of Pethan Wild Fighters we raised. We stood united as one, every House dedicated entirely to the war, and our infrastructure was rock solid. Now?”He holds up his hands. “The Sable Swords promise to aid us, but with so many being called to other campaigns they can only guarantee a company. A single company. To defend the entire system. The Houses are divided now more than ever, and would rather see the system burn than let their rival profit over them. Even if the Guard arrive in time, our infrastructure is in shambles. The once proud PDF are nothing more than armed hooligans that barely understand the difference between a lasgun and an autogun. The disciplined Guard we once raised now nothing more than glorified arena champions. Remnants of the penal legion live on as the pirates who raid our Hives, and haunt our wastes as the techno-barbarians. The Hives, once bastions of industry and wealth, are a shadow of their former selves. My plans were to have my children unite the Houses, rebuild the Hives, and purge the xenos threat from our borders so when the fleet arrives, it will find only our guns waiting for it.”“But you...you Arthur. I never had a proper plan for you. Yet now it falls to you to do what I and all your siblings were meant to do” he looks out the window into the sky. “I don’t pretend to know how, but the Inquisitor predicted the fleet would arrive in seven years time. I don’t know what you can manage in that time, but I certainly hope it is enough. Upon coronation, the stores of the Lord Governor will be yours. One million in PDF active soldiers, three million in reserve, another one million in House Guard, and the pride of the Wu-Peyton family, the Dictator class Cruiser Imperial Wrath. All will be yours to command. With it, a private account with ten million Pethan crowns will be yours to spend as you see fit. I am so sorry my son. To give so much and expect you to give it all away to defend a system you barely know as your home. But it falls to you. Unite the Houses. Rebuild our military. Secure the system, and weather the Storm that comes for us all. Good luck my son, and may the God-Emperor watch over you.”>shut down dataslate; panic>select another heirImma head to bed now. If quest is still alive, I'll pick up where I left off
>>2459549>select another heir>Select...Bob
>>2459546>Segmentum UltraUltima Segmentum. Also, the priest in the corner was not the Ecclesiarch unless he was the head of the entire galaxy-wide Imperial Cult. He was a Pontifex Mundi, the title for the leader of a church on a given planet.>>2459565Seconding. Let's see how that goes.
>>2459549>select another heir>Select...BobFor the memes, and because we're required to learn ass much as possible, and because to simplify voting>Dictator class Cruiser Imperial Wrathhttp://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Dictator-class_CruiserinterestingNote: it's a good thing we have some ties to the Praedum Geneticum and an affinity to their practices. it might give us the one up we need against the tyranids.>One million in PDF active soldiers, three million in reserve, another one million in House Guardfor a single system that's not a whole lot.
>>2459549>Go through the others with bob last.We might learn something super important
>>2459565>>2459734>>2459809>Select...BobThe smile on Orranus vanishes. "Son, I need you to listen to me very, VERY closely. In my office there is a big red button under my desk. Press it twice. It will open a panel with another button on the top of my desk. Press that three times. Remember, twice below, thrice above."Then sit back and pray to the God-Emperor. Everything will be taken care of."
>>2460318...huh. I don't think I want to press that.
>>2460318Canthus is next. Lets see what our druggy brother got.
>>2460318>Select CanthusFucks Bob done so wrong?
>>2460340we don't speak about Bob
>>2460333>>2460340>Select CanthusOrranus sits on his couch again, a stern look on his face. “Canthus, my son, this is what I’ve been training you for. Grooming you for. You know what I leave you and you know it is barely enough to even protect Hive Canton. Which is why it is important you need to start right away. Your wife, Ellya Nellon is an ambitious girl, her father raised her to be that way. She aims to seize control of Wu-Peyton. Let her think that, but guide her into thinking that to take control of Wu-Peyton she needs the other Houses first. Strengthen ties with Mikata-Nore first. Regardless if your sister has succeeded, they will be the most receptive to Wu-Peyton ideas. Make it clear you want to strengthen the bond between the Houses. Alliances they are keen to accept but open takeovers will alienate them. After them, secure ties with Nellon. They may be allied through marriage, but we need to make it clear we are the dominant one in the relationship. Unfortunately Ozman sees more how to profit rather than how to benefit everyone and letting him oversee rebuilding the planet’s infrastructure is a terrible idea. This is why I need you to woo Ellya to your side, make her see as you do the value of a united Front. Once she sees you taking control of the other Houses she’ll be more receptive to our ways.”“While doing this, I want you to focus on disciplining the PDF. The Guard will be a waste of time as we don’t know how many will be tithed off before the Hive Fleet arrives so it is best to focus on the troops we know will stay. Consolidate the House Guard, and outfit them with better wargear. However to make sure you are getting the best, Hive Canton will need to be a place of industry again.”“Every Hive is dependent on the other to get what they need. This is because every Hive is so run down the Houses only put effort into maintaining what supports them. This needs to stop. We resisted the Tyranids before by turning every Hive into a self sustaining fortress, and we need to bring our world back to those golden days. Start from the bottom, and work your way to the upper hives, that will ensure anything we change will reverberate up and make future renovations easier. I know that reopening things like the rendering plants and the manufactorums will upset the other Houses, which is why I want you to take control of them beforehand. Even if they are upset all they can do is grumble since you will be doing the same to their Hives.”“I wish I could instruct you more but honestly the remaining Houses are harder to predict, and I do not know what threats to the system you will be facing when I die. I just hope my training will help you see this through” he smiles and give a little salute. “God-Emperor be with you Canthus. And all your brothers and sisters. Yes. Even Bob.”>shut down dataslate; panic maybe>select Elsa
>>2460640>>2460696>>2461045>>2461071>Select ElsaOrranus looks solemn. “Elsa, my dear daughter. If you are Lady Governor, I can only imagine what has happened to Canthus” he takes a deep breath and looks straight at you. “Nevertheless, you know what to do. We’ve rehearsed this hundreds of times. Plan beta. Don’t involve Bob. Emperor give you strength Elsa.”That was quick.>Now panic>See if Bromwell has that list ready>Timeskip
>>2461397>>>Now panic>>See if Bromwell has that list readyAll I know is that Bob is practically useless.
>>2461397>Now panic>See if Bromwell has that list ready
>>2461397>See if Bromwell has that list readyThink we should search father's study or our siblings rooms for anymore clues as to what their plans were? Especially Plan Beta? Maybe Elsa had a diary entry.
>>2461471voting no panic
>>2461409>>2461438>>2461471>>2461478>See if Bromwell has that list readySwallowing down the last of the Amasec, you call Bromwell to see if he has the list prepared. Bromwell smiles, handing you a larger, bulkier looking dataslate.“My lord, this dataslate has been handed down from one Governor to the next. The Index Populous, containing information on every interesting body on Pethus and within the Pethus system. I make sure it is updated regularly following the removal and addition of new members, so this should contain all you need. I recommend checking only when needed my lord, as the list is quite long, and reading every entry by hand can easily take you years by itself.”“Thank you Bromwell” you bow to the old man, before >search father's study or our siblings roomsYou search father’s study. Nothing but rows upon rows of books of things that have no relevance to governing. ‘101 Positions enjoyed by Joygirls’‘Understanding(and Hating) the Xeno’‘History of the Pethan currency system’‘Compendium of Edible Pethan Mutants’‘Cooking with Bush Meat: When You Don’t Know(or Want to Know) What It Is’‘Xenos fertility rituals’What? Nevermind. There are plenty of curios in your father’s old room, but sadly you doubt you will find anything of use. Your siblings rooms are no different. Canthus and Elsa’s rooms respectively have been cleaned out, a tradition among the Pethan elite for the deceased to ‘take it with them’ and having possessions burned in ritual cremation can be very problematic at times...and an excuse for the crematoriums to melt valuable metals down and sell the slag in the Sumps.>Search Index Populous for [X]>Timeskip
>>2462043>Search Index Populous for [X]
>>2462043>Search Index Populous for [Anathame-Sump]Father told brother to work the hives from the bottom up.
>>2462116>>Search Index Populous for [Anathame-Sump]'Anathame-Sump: Underhives of Hive Anathame. Currently in dispute by the following gangs: - The Skullgrinders, known abusers of Onslaught and Fury. Current sources of income and drug supply unknown.- Sump Spiders, Mutant gangers known for abducting humans from Sump and Lower Hive Anathame. Interrogated gangers confess to a patron who 'likes em fresh'- Arbitrators, gun smugglers and raiders that dress in looted Arbites armor. Lead by a leader that claims to be the true ruler of Hive Anathame, Lady Deathface.Judicator Addams is leading operations and investigations in Hive Anathame
>>2462488Two weeks pass with little incident. A fire in Mid-Block 23 industrial sector killing 4, an Apartment building in Lower Hive Deck 12 collapsing after a very violent flood thanks to a very wet Acid Rain season. The usual things. The survey you ordered arrives one day while you stare out the window of your father’s-YOUR bed chambers, watching the Freshwater rain washing away the collected acid pools from yesterday into Hive Canton’s fluid collection systems. It’s a rather long list, starting from the upper hives, to the Canton-Sump.>>>>Overall Efficiency>> Government: 22%>> Spiritual Health: 40%>> Schola: 34%>> Transportation: 12%>> Civil Services: 4%>> Planetary Defense: 57%>> Industry: 14%>> Housing: 62%>> Offworld Accommodation: 89%All values tabulated by the Administratum based on time to process requests, move product, and overall satisfaction with populace. Inquiry?‘Details about’>Government>Spiritual Health>Schola>Transportation>Civil Services>Planetary Defense>Industry>Housing>Offworld Accommodation
>>2462574>Government>Spiritual Health>Schola>Planetary Defense>IndustryIn that order
>>2462574>> Industry: 14%>> Government: 22%>> Transportation: 12%>> Civil Services: 4%
>>2462584>>2462611Oof. There's gonna be a very large info dump, so it may take until tomorrow for me to post the update
>>2462574>>> Government: 22%>> Spiritual Health: 40%>> Civil Services: 4%>> Industry: 14%>> Housing: 62%Deal with the crime first.>>2462967Info-dump it is.
>>2462967Ahhh yeeee, Info dump My fucking hard on.
Love how detailed the quest is so far. And every bit makes perfect sense too.
>>2463112Agreed.The writing, understanding of 40k lore and world building have been excellent.Bravo!
Almost done. Personal problems is forcing me to write update on Google Docs through my phone. Once I'm back home I'll be able to update
>>2462584>>2462611>>2464416>Government Government positions are undermanned and underfunded. Civilians note a marked dissatisfaction with government availability in mandated departmento. The Officio Tributo suffers from a 4 year backlog of taxes and receipts to process as it is working partially staffed with outdated cogitators that haven’t had their Blessings of Maintence performed in decades. Many taxes and tariffs are either not collected in full or not collected at all. Hive Canton’s lack of funding in turn affects all government services from the clean water distribution system to supply deficits in the House Guard. The Officio Vehiculum runs as expected, though civilians have reported continuously since its 6000 year inception that processing is far too slow. The latest anonymous complaint being “The Emperor will rise from the Throne faster than it takes to get my license renewed”. Handwriting analysis of the blasphemer is ongoing.Departmento and Ministorum funded industries are also underfunded, and as such are only running at 30% efficiency, from the cantinas to the manufactorums(see Industry for more details on manufactorums)The main source of concern for respondents was the homeless and job availability in Hive Canton. While the Administratum branch is always hiring new adepts, it is currently reporting at its current rate of expansion it can only accommodate 700,000,000 new employees, an estimated 3.6% of the total unemployed in Hive Canton. Ministorum funded Apartment blocks are in disrepair from Acid Rain(see Industry), lack of maintenance(see job loss), and no expansion to available units since a millenia ago. Even if filled to capacity, the current living availability for homeless citizens will be reduced by about 40%, 35% if the Acid Rain season destroys Apartment Mid Block 27, 30% if the current gang war destroys Lower Hive Deck 19 habitation centers, 20% if the squatters are removed from the condemned Manufactorm buildings(see industry).
>>2464780>Industry Many of the major industries of Hive Canton have been shut down as per agreements with other Houses. As a result, output is at an all time low in Hive Canton, many people must rely on ration cards for imported products, and the abandoned property is now being occupied by mutants, squatters, and criminals. The primary manufactorums that used to be present in Hive Canton were:The Water reclamation facilities that collected and filtered all rain water and fluids collected from the Spire to the lower hives, producing clean water sold to the populace and fertilizer bound for Hive Anathame. Currently facility is working at 15% efficiency, making clean water distribution systems only function for 3 hours daily before shutting down to refill reservoirs. Servitors mannin automated systems in reclamation facilities have not been responding to maintenance calls, and reservoirs 13, 27, and 42 don’t respond accordingly when hailed. According to vox traffic, the reservoir outposts have been taken over by, or possibly local workers have become, ‘water tribals’ who refuse to share their ‘bounty with the unblessed’. Redirection of water leads to reservoirs 14, 28, and 45. 14 and 28 are recorded as ‘inoperative’, and 45 is only receiving an estimated 20% of water being shunted to it.The Manufactorums in Mid-Industrial had been producing ammunition, flakboard, consumer goods, and autoguns. Since they had closed, unemployment has increased by 47%, and overall living quality for citizens have dropped by 25%. Food Manufactorums continue to function at peak efficiency, producing ration bars from promethium refinement byproduct. Shipments of ration bars to local PDF and House Guard larders however has seen periodic raids by a band of feral humans squatting in the Ventilation network. Captured tribesmen speak of a ‘city of dust’, which implies the tribe has built a small to medium sized city within the network, explaining the 56% drop in Ventilation efficiency and air quality. The Weather Buffer system which should neutralize the Acid Rain seasons continues to be defunct, the original staff having been sacked by Lord Governor Marnal Wu-Peyton to pay for the West Wing expansion of the Governor’s Palace. This has lead to power fluctuations in the Geothermal Generator placed around Hive Canton’s core, as excess energy was shunted to streetlights, leading to several street black outs in the Lower Hives, yet to be repaired.
>>2464785>cont.Lower Wu-Peyton Fisheries is reporting a noticeable increase in fish mass, reports believe pollutants are mutating oceanic fauna to be larger and more aggressive, leading to larger harvests. Wu Rendering and Peyton Distributions mark a downturn in production as gang wars kill or wound 35% of working staff, and 50% of product being stolen in raids by the ‘Scaly Men’ gang of Canton-Sump.Private owned businesses only provided for 20% of Hive Canton’s consumption of goods as nearly all major artisans and businesses are located in Upper Hive Quadrant 2. >Spiritual HealthThe Ecclesiarchy reports a startling lapse of faith amongst the population. Few are true believers in the Upper Hives, while those in the lower Hives are not girded against false gods. Thier lives are too preoccupied with finding their next meal to understand the importance of the God-Emperor, much less know who He is.A number of sub sects have appeared, with more frequency near the lower hives. While many are tolerated by the Ecclesiarchy, many are simply heretical in nature. The One with the Carapace in the Sump worship of a Beetle believing it’s the Emperor’s MessengerImperial Reclation in Lower Hive Deck 10 is outwardly hostile towards Ecclesiarchal members, and is forcefully converting ‘nonbelievers’ to a militant redemptionist stance that clashes regularly with Judicators and Arbites.Serpenology in Upper Quadrant 3 is funneling funds from believers towards illicit activities. What it is however is unknown but interested parties tend to disappear without a trace.Barrister’s Fortunes seems to be funneling funds in the same manner as Wormology, but the money is going into accounts known to be held by the cult founder. Exorbitant sums are paid to Rogue traders for, according to Inquisitor Reina, ‘Live Acquisitions’.
>>2464793>ScholaA local schola producing Sisters for the Order of the Balanced Lily in the Hive Canton Upper Quadrant 3 is reporting a distinct lack of ammunition and weaponry for training. The headmistress, Sister Agnes, is complaining that her students can only practice now by holding up an empty bolter and yelling ‘bang’ at targets.The Judicator Recruitment and Training Bureau lacks the carapace armor necessary to keep every member protected out in the field, and with increasing violence from Food Riots, casualties have increased by 26%.The House Guard families complain that their children they volunteer to the Guard Scholasticum are being underfed and receiving improper training. Headmaster Corbon has stated a lack of funding has resorted the Scholasticum to creating new branches of education simply for basic necessities like ‘Cooking Sump rats’ and ‘Making paint for your scrap armor’.Education mandates are being ignored as juveniles are now being forced to find work or joining gangers. Public Schola enrollment has dropped 30% in the last decade.>Planetary Defense Recruitment has dropped 24% and conscription only barely makes up what we cannot get through volunteers. Incentives like extra rations for recruits and additional water coupons for the families has had no effect. Respondents claim that many refuse to join out of fear for the safety of loved one caught up in the wars of the Lower Hives between gangs, mutants, cults, and to quote “Throne knows what else out there.”In response to the increased violence. There has been a noticed creation of a vigilante group called the Shield of Canton, made of descendants of Cadia and Mordian regiments that have settled on Pethus during the Tyrannic invasions. Most would have recruits seem to abandon PDF enrollment for recruitment into the Shield of Canton. The defense fleet is currently comprised of 7 Grand Cruisers each owned by a separate House. Every vessel operates at an average of 90% combat efficiency. House Wu-Peyton’s stock of munitions for the fleet is decreasing 10% faster than can be replenished. Lack of manufactorums (see industry) and missing shipments from Lord Ozman means magazine stocks aren't at a stable level.
>>2464797>TransportationPublic transport by pipe train has had to close 3 routes in the following year. Clogs from suicides and poor maintenance left tunnels Mid-to-Low 23, Inter-Mid 2, and High-to-Low 1 in disrepair. The Hive Deck Elevators experience on average 3 power outages a day because of power fluctuations causing frequent delays in Inter-Deck transit. Megabus Transport, privately owned, Wu-Peyton fundes transport operation, reduced its fleet of Megabuses to recoup losses from the destruction/theft of Mid-Deck 23’s entire stock of Megabuses. Judicators suspect Lower Hive gangs are responsible.Respondents claim Terran Transit to be a clean taxi service, but the expenses are too much for casual travel. House Mikata-Nore has increased fare by 10% in the past year.>Civil ServicesRoad maintenance stays at a stable 75% thanks to road work switching over to automated servitors with only 20 workplace accidents a week. Sidewalk and street light maintenance requires skilled labor, and has taken a downturn due to lack of skilled labor, and intermittent skirmishes complicating much needed repairs. The sewer system, respondents claim, works satisfactorily with only a 10% chance of flooding from sewage back up in the Lower Hive. Source of back up yet to be determined.Public communications and broadcasting has only 50% coverage as signal control centers 5-10 are reported destroyed in gang warfare, while center 11 is occupied by the Wirehead tribe, 12 is being contested between the Judicators and the Powerlich gang.Putting down the report, you can summarize the state of Hive Canton as: Nunk’s all fragged to the Warp.
>>2457006>While many believe in the human form to be a blessed machine, the Praedum Geneticum elements believe the genetics of the xenos hold secrets that can be replicated in the human genome and thus improve the machine that is the human bodyHERETIC
>>2464806Juicy juicy lore, Yummy.>>2464823>Violating the treaty of mars
>>2464861There's probably a clause about putting alien genes into humans, at the very least nothing from tyranids.
>>2464869Eh, Its an Ad-mech problem at that point actually.
>>2464806>Putting down the report, you can summarize the state of Hive Canton as: Nunk’s all fragged to the Warp.It's time to knuckle down on these issues. One of them being fixing the status quo of the "Weather Buffer system". Less acid rain means more clean drinking water, less corroding structures, and less people dying for trying to make it through the acid. I Could see a potential boost in the Hives faith in us and the Emperor.Then after that might be the "Public Communications and Broadcasting Control Centers" or the "Manufactorums in Mid-Industrial".
Should we deploy the military to deal with the gangs Ferals and mutants moveing from one area to another or something else
We also Lilkly need to fix the tax collection so that we can accomplish more
While you can think of half a dozen ways you want to start fixing this Hive, you can’t really start until after your coronation. Speaking of which.>Timeskip to Coronation>Consult the Index Populous for anything else
>>2465150>Consult the Index Populous for anything else>Whatever else we're missing
>>2465150>Consult the Index Populous for anything else>Offworld AccommodationDid we already do that one?Tyranids and their use as foodthe techno-barbariansthe electromagnetic anomalies that prevent us from finding the sky pirates
>>2465150>Consult the Index Populous for anything elseWeapons and trade. Particularly with the admech.
>>2465172>>2465276Supporting these two plus:- What orbital installations do we control - Beyond the Cruiser, what is the condition of the Sector Defence fleet- When is our next tithe actually due - What are relations with any non mentioned Imperial factions (SoB, Inquisition, Commisariat, AdMech, Navigator Houses, Astropath Choirs)
>>2465172>>2465276>>2465386You just keep piling it on don't you? I should have put a limit on the number of requests. Another doozy, this is gonna take a while.The dataslate makes a noise akin to a chainsword having sex with a steel roof and gets noticeably warmer as it attempts to dredge up the data request.
>>2465528Can we meet with various factions before the coronation should we choose to? I'd like to sit down with a member of the Praedum Geneticum and the Canoness of the Order of the Lily, the head of the PDF and various House Guard divisions and the world's head arbitrator ASAP. Not to mention whoever leads our local admech division and the planetary administratum and head priests.Doing so in an unofficial capacity as the heir to the governorship seems workable. No orders yet, just a chance to meet and get their input on the situation.We should probably throw a soiree or something and invite all of them, then have meetings in a back room during the party and learn about the situation.Might also time it such that we can invite some chartist captains and rogue traders that frequent the region. Get to know everyone, build some relationships, humiliate members of rival houses from in-system.
>>2465550You can. Just remember to mention it after next update
>>2465528Haha, mate you've opened the flood gates here. Big problems require us to know our exact position currently to formulate the best plan.Speaking of which, two additional questions:- What is the highest level of tech we can manufacture within system, given our knowledge and known resources? (There was a mention of our autogun being a prime export). Can we manufacture lasguns? Tanks? Aircraft? Plasma weaponry? Titans? Void fighters? Large-scale capital ships? - Do we depend on external trade routes / tithes? (Given we're a series of hive world's I'd say yes and that we get agri from other systems, but good to know the details as this is a vulnerability for a long-term siege.)
>>2465669Plenty of hive worlds likely use on-site manufacture for food in the form of corpse starch and other soylent-like rations made in manufactora and chemical plants from recycled biomass and sewage-fertilized mechanized farming. Agri-world output is perfectly likely to be reserved for supporting armies and fortresses and to be unreliably delivered to hive worlds. I wouldn't expect to get much from tithes.
>>2465172>>2465276>>2465386>Offworld Accommodation As the primary source of income is through trade tariffs and fees, most expenses have been made to maintaining Upper Hive Cantinas, Restaurants, and Hotels(all owned by Wu-Peyton). The chief complaint from offworld visitors is the banality of services, having been unchanged for the last three millenia. According to the many reviews left behind, none are yet aware the Gisson dumplings are made from shredded hormagaunt.>Tyranids and their use as food Normally unthinkable, the ceaseless work of the Praedum Geneticum during the Tyrannic Invasion was instrumental in the breakthrough. What started as a project to render their toxins null, accidentally rendered the xeno-flesh edible, solving the hunger crisis that emerged when the Tyranids consumed a majority portion of the Planet’s harvest. Unable to regain their biomass(as it was being converted to ‘bushmeat’ in the Hives, the siege on Pethus was broken and the Splinter Fleet starved to death. All that is left are the swarms that strike from the poles, subsisting on fauna no one of Pethus dare hunt to keep their numbers stable. >Techno-barbariansSurvivors from the House Wars, tribals groups of nomads that survived by scavenging technology left over in the wastelands and warring with each other over the resources within. During the Tyrannic wars, their lightning raids were a bane to both Imperial Forces and Imperials alike. During the bloody siege of Hive Barite, many Penal legion defenders were sent to reinforce the Hive suddenly found themselves freed when a Mycetic spore landed on top of their commanding officers, leaving no one to activate their bomb collars if they ran. And ran they did. The sheer number of escapee criminals into the wastes either died or were absorbed into the myriad Techno-barbarian tribes.
>>2466242>The electromagnetic anomalies that prevent us from finding the sky piratesAn anomaly that is still being actively studied by the Mechanicus, the skies of the Khernian mountains are covered in a constant fog of magnetically charged particles that disrupt all technologies that enter the region. The ‘Everstorm’ as many are calling it, is both a natural wonder and a constant frustration to Imperial Forces attempting to located and purge a nest of pirates nestled in the region. All the more frustrating is how said pirates are able to navigate such treacherous regions in their fighters with no noticeable difficulties.>Weapons and trade. Particularly with the admech.The Manufactorums of Hive Canton are a Pethan-Pattern IX series Manufactorum template design, capable of manufacturing up to class 4 objects. This includes Astra Militarum grade Centaurs, Sentinels, Warbikes, Chimera, Destroyers, Thunderers, Hellhounds, Leman Russ Templates: Battle Tank, Annihilator, Conqueror, Exterminator and Demolisher, Taurox, Basilisk, and Pethan Pattern Mobile Earthshaker. However, conversion to higher class object manufacturing will decrease output by 200% as materials and limited space do not allow for mass production comparable to Forge World Manufactorums.Trade comes in the form of surplus tithe products, ranging from exotic foodstuffs from Tinathius, processed metals from Hive Anathame, Ironwood from Agrius, and weaponry from Hive Barun Manufactorums. Rogue traders frequent Pethus, bringing exotic goods, tithe products that are in demand, and some rumors of illicit xeno technology to discerning buyers. All transactions are monitored and taxed appropriately, though the nature of what is exchanged is kept confidential.>What orbital installations do we controlAside from the Grand Cruiser, House Wu-Peyton also controls 12 Orbital Defense Clusters placed in orbit near House Wu-Peyton interests, and the Pride of Aristan, a Ramilies class Star Fort that controls all traffic to and from the planet. The Pride of Aristan, recovered from WAAAGH Gitsnikka, has been repurposed for Imperial use, and towed to Pethus orbit. The fort serves as a fortification and a Space station, with an array of Lance Batteries and torpedo bays and attack craft launch bays along each side, with enough port space to accommodate civilian traffic and reserve space for cruisers to repair and refit.
>>2466245>Beyond the Cruiser, what is the condition of the Sector Defence fleetEach House provides their own cruiser to Sector Defense, alongside that, each House maintains eight Cobra class Destroyers, and four Sword class frigates, adequate for fighting Ork freebooters and the occasional pirate. For larger operations, Sector Defense relies on the aid of Warfleet Ultima, and the aid of any Space Marines that are nearby. Further vessel construction needs to be approved by Lord Pogron to allot time in his production schedule in the Triarius shipyards.>When is our next tithe actually dueApproximately one Terran year.
>>2466246>What are relations with any non mentioned Imperial factions (SoB, Inquisition, Commisariat, AdMech, Navigator Houses, Astropath Choirs)Pethus, and House Wu-Peyton have ties to:The Nomadic House Sejan, whose fleet travels between the Pethan system worlds. In exchange for use to maintain their fleets and a reserved port on the Pride Aristan(and many, many luxury goods), Sejan provides Navigators to the Trade Houses of the Pethus system, though the most experienced are reserved for Wu-Peyton.The Order of the Balanced Lily, a Lesser Order Militant working in tandem with the Order Hospitaller of the Emperor’s Tear, and the Order Dialogous of the Holy Script to ensure the Systems “Physical, mental, and spiritual health through judicious application of the Emperor’s gifts.” The Wu-Peyton House is on friendly terms as per ancient contract, the Guard Houses of Wu-Peyton send their first three sons to the House Guard, and their first four daughters to the schola progenium to become Sisters in one of the Orders.The Commisariat is on neutral terms, opened merely as a formality to train upcoming comissars at the opened Schola progenium, accepting orphans of PDF and Guardsmen for training if they do not qualify for the Sisterhood, or the Tempestus Scions.The Praedum Geneticum remain the front face of the Adeptus Mechanicus on Pethus. Relations with Wu-Peyton and the other Trade Houses are cordial as they are allowed much leeway in their research of xeno species, and the many Tyranid forms not suitable for ‘bushmeat’ processing(usually specialist forms like Lictors and Carnifexes) are given to the Praedum Geneticum, in as pristine shape as they can manage. Likewise Sector Defense is quick to turn over Orkoid technology to interested parties in the Mechanicus for study, taking special care to avoid hitting ‘places of interest’ on ork vessels when disabling them for Mechanicus study.Thanks to the Tyranid infestation, and the genestealers they bring, the Ordo Xenos maintain a constant presence in the system. Inquisitor Reina is known to be operating on Pethus, though if there are other Inquisitors present in the system, she refuses to say. Likely at least a score of Inquisitors are active in the system however as Lord Inquisitor Valastron commissioned the construction of a fortress on Pethus during his reign of the Tibranus Conclave and it has been active ever since.Your head begins to spin from the deluge information. You may have time for one more inquiry before retiring. There’s a coronation to plan, and...suitors to consider. You aren't done moving into the palace and you receive invites from every single House, including minor client Houses, to attend some ball or gala, or recital, all so they could show off a daughter. You may not know much about nobility but you know plenty about political marriage. And with the Wu-Peyton line in jeopardy, there are plenty that would see it saved, destroyed, or absorbed into another family.
>>2466250Oops forgot options>Timeskip to coronation>Query the Index [Limit: 1 more request]>Other
>>2466255>Query the Index [Limit: 1 more request]We are the master of the system as the governor. What is our relationship with the Lord Sector/Segmentum authorities/our Administratum superiors on the next rung up. The Sector Governor, if this sector has one, probably runs an Imperium Sector of hundreds to thousands of systems or worlds if it compares to Calixis. An administratum divsion overseeing the region is likely headed by some long-lived adept that knew our father over a long period. The Segmenta-level commanders are probably political animals by necessity in order to get their battle strategy to work coherently on a regional scale. It would be useful to know who our boss is and what they think of us.>OtherWe should throw an event of our own.Call it a state dinner, a celebration of the life of our father. Invite every faction leader and house head and rogue trader and major functionary, as a show of goodwill. Ensure that we have enough time throughout the festivities to talk to a good number of them privately. Generally what's mentioned in >>2465550Schedule it before the coronation and after all the events the various houses are trying to get us to go to. We'll be able to form individual impressions and then an overall impression.
>>2466245>magnetically charged particles that disrupt all technologies> pirates are able to navigate such treacherous regions in their fighters with no noticeable difficultiesthose smug bastards.>The Manufactorums of Hive Canton are a Pethan-Pattern IX series Manufactorum template design, capable of manufacturing up to class 4 objects. This includes Astra Militarum grade Centaurs, Sentinels, Warbikes, Chimera, Destroyers, Thunderers, Hellhounds, Leman Russ Templates: Battle Tank, Annihilator, Conqueror, Exterminator and Demolisher, Taurox, Basilisk, and Pethan Pattern Mobile Earthshaker.So, we used to produce those, but we don't anymore, or did we never make those? If we stared making them, could we draw the attention of some Space marine Chapter?>And with the Wu-Peyton line in jeopardy, there are plenty that would see it saved, destroyed, or absorbed into another family.Let's learn how to shoot guns and punch holes through walls.>>2466255>Query the Index [Limit: 1 more request]Do we have Knights? You know those fuck huge machines with guns and oversized chain swords?Wait are titans and Knights the same class?And >>2465550 anon did have a good idea to get into contact with all the important people. On the chance some of them can't come, is there a way to communicate with them? Email? Texting? I'm new-ish to Warhammer so I've no clue what to call the stuff.
>>2466334>So, we used to produce those, but we don't anymore, or did we never make those? If we stared making them, could we draw the attention of some Space marine Chapter?You can, but the size of the manufactorums and the limits of resources means production would be slow. They'd need to be expanded to start churning out tanks in any real capacity
>>2462978>Deal with the crime first.>>2466255>>Query the Index [Limit: 1 more request]But what about the crime and corruption?
>>2466246>When is our next tithe actually due>Approximately one Terran year.Are we in a position to meet the tithe demands currently or not?Governors who fail to meet tithe obligations recieve either Guard regiments or assassins - and I'd like to avoid both.>Lord Inquisitor Valastron commissioned the construction of a fortress on PethusAn Inquisitorial fortress hey, very interesting.Once we're sworn in we'll have to talk to them about the upcoming threat.Knowing the -I- though, they might just sacrifice this system to protect other more important ones; it doesn't sound like we produce anything vital to the Imperial war machine - like capital ships, exotic weaponry or Titans.
>>2466334>If we stared making them, could we draw the attention of some Space marine Chapter?Presumably we have the attention of the Sable Swords.Those designs are largely Imperial Guard gear. A chapter can make its own wargear so they might be interested in exotic ores moreso than anything we were turning out, though asking to be added to a chapter patrol route or petitioning the Ultras or other veterans of extended conflicts with the Tyranids for aid might help. Of course, it might backfire. Nothing attracts attention like interaction with Space Marine Chapters, the chapters themselves can get weird on politics and religion out there in the void (like the Space Sharks), and it's just generally hard to judge what the fuck they're gonna do if they decide they dislike something about us.>Wait are titans and Knights the same class?Knights are the smallest class of Titan.Knight Houses, the noble houses that operate Knights, typically form close alliances with the Mechanicus to keep their machines in fighting condition. If we have any pull with the AdMech, we could probably negotiate for the assistance of a Knight house on the basis of helping provide parts and support on the battlefield.>Deal with the crime first.I think the best way to do that involves funding the Arbitrators, for which we're gonna need to get our tax system unfucked. And if they need more backup, we can open some armories to the Sisters of Battle and other militant organizations and offer them the opportunity to aid the Arbitrators in clearing out problem areas.>Are we in a position to meet the tithe demands currently or not?I believe we have a problem because of some guns stolen from a noble house. Whether the missing guns are the big issue or the noble house is using it as a pretext to create an obstruction to our ability to supply the tithe to hold our political stability hostage and try to improve their own position and take over the gubernatorial title remains to be seen.
>>2466283>What is our relationship with the Lord Sector/Segmentum authorities/our Administratum superiors on the next rung up. "Lord Doam is the Sub-Sector Governor and Planetary Governor of Tithan in the Amortes system."You know for a fact Lord Doam is barely aware your system exist an even less aware of who you are. He will doubtless have a representative attend your coronation, if only to register the change in leadership. >>2466334>Do we have Knights?I was hoping you'd ask this so it'a freebieYou are aware of this. House Bellendrast is in charge of a Feudal World, Quarantra that may have been classified as a Knight World in its past. It's people have since degenerated to a feudal society, the only Knights remaining belonging to the Mouth of the Emperor, the King of Kings, and hand of Bellendrast on Quarantra, House Sarmon. The Knights themselves are maintained by Mechanicus adepts who work in secret, attempting to glean lost technology from Quarantra and investigate the cause of its downfall, and how only the Knights of House Sarmon survived. The latter being a mystery as even House Sarmon retains no records of the Fall, many things being destroyed during an ancient cataclysm. The exact amount in King Sarmon's army is unknown as the number of retainers, available suits, and Freeblades serving him for a time changes periodically.>Call it a state dinner, a celebration of the life of our father. Invite every faction leader and house head and rogue trader and major functionary, as a show of goodwill. It's a good thing you don't intend to have such a function right away. Calling all the Major Houses together outside the Senatorum is difficult enough, inviting the hundreds of minor houses that make up the clients of the Trade Houses will be a logistical nightmare. Guard houses, Industry houses, Client houses, Lord Ozman even has families dedicated to increasing the size of his House called Breeding Houses. Nunka's weird like that.>Timeskip to Wu-Peyton Gala>Other
>>2466750>Timeskip to Wu-Peyton GalaWould love more info. But let's progress the plot a bit first
>>2466750>OtherI wanna tell Bromwell that he's a real bro. He's practically the last part of family we have left that we the players are aware of.
>>2466750>OtherPrep for coronation so we don't embarrass ourselves.
>>2466750>>2466956>>2466989>>2467269>OtherI suggest we do two things:1) Grant audiences and attend invitations from various houses looking to present marriage suits and curry favor. See what we have to work with for playing people off each other politically.Be polite. Use decorum. Demur and promise nothing right away except your continued interest and attention. Send polite token gifts in proportion to the station of the parties in question afterward and invite them to the gala.We can gloss over this, just give us the specifics relating to the offered dowries, the impression of the houses and the brides/favors sought or offered.It'd be nice to announce an engagement at this gala. A good bookend to the funeral.2) Start a low-key investigation into the weapons that were stolen from Ozman. Buy some of them through agents and have them traced, or whatever else. Meet with Father's favored private investigators or the arbitrators. Use back channels. We want to be forearmed when it comes to managing the dispute with the houses.And especially be on the lookout for signs that both of the involved houses are working together against us - Ozman might be working with Mariana to strengthen both their positions. The nobility rising up against the inexperienced new governor by colluding in bringing a crisis about that prevents the tithe being paid is not entirely impossible.
>>2467493Won't this be like our first time, even if not, we'd never been the center of attention and have all the experienced nobles play towards us.
>>2467493not too sure or on board with the whole engagement ideais Bromwell like an adoptive grandpa?
>>2467511The sooner we start the better. And one at a time is better than all at once with the coronation. Besides, we can get a crash course in etiquette from Bromwell first and have him by our side for advice.>>2467523Part of father's plan for our eldest brother involved an engagement. I doubt we haven't been groomed for at least some kind of political marriage. Besides, we need legitimate heirs pretty bad and a marriage would stabilize the other houses' view of us. If someone kills us, the whole house immediately falls to Bob. Bob seems like he might be special ed and easily get made into a puppet governor.I'm not sold on the engagement unless we find out one of the house daughters has a lot to offer as an administrator or a partner or maybe politically. We should at least see what the options are.>adoptive grandpaI doubt that's official but he's certainly taking us under his wing.
We should encourage the free market to take hold of several of the things that escape our grasp e.g. public transit and water purification. Don't sell to the bigger houses as that'll just encourage a monopoly but we could sell to some of the minor houses willing to curry favour or to a merchant house. This'll free us up for more important issues such as heretics and xeno scum. We should also speak to some of the bigger criminal cartels in the lower levels and see if we can't get them to wipe each other out/ weaken each other before we send in our PDF
>>2467720>We should encourage the free market to take hold of several of the things that escape our grasp e.g. public transit and water purificationWhy not nationalize it?>>2466989>He's practically the last part of family we have left that we the players are aware of.What about Bob?
>>2467720We don't really have time to undermine the larger Houses, we'd get futher sooner by crushing their potential rivals.I do like your underworld idea though - perhaps promise legitimisation as a 'merchant house' in exchange for destroying other gangs and mutants hordes.
>>2467720>free market40K is a bloody fascist dystopia. Injecting free market ideas into it just invites shit to get even more out of control. The 'free market' already exists on this world in the form of all the things the houses asked us not to interfere with and leave to other entities.>more important issues such as heretics and xeno scumSaying this about a world where the entity best positioned to help us survive is a radical xeno-loving branch of the admech and we solved a food crisis with xeno meat is retarded. That kinda shit can gb2/pol/>>2467761>What about Bob?We don't talk about Bob.>>2467795There is a strong possibility we might create a sort of opportunity for privateering with the air pirates or ask the inquisition to set someone on the task of rooting out the heresy there.However, multiple competing criminal entities are collectively weaker than a single unified syndicate or cartel. The crime problem is not completely straightforward.
>>2467540Sooner is not this is necessarily better. Maybe we're thinking a little too far into the future?>>2467720>>2467761>We should encourage the free marketPlease don't. Something tells me that wont work the way you might envision it. At least in 40k.>>2467761We don't talk about him.
>>2467970Hey, we've already started interacting with the nobility right here >>2457736It's not gonna stop or slow down. Our whole life is gonna involve interacting with nobility. I don't see a problem with sitting around hearing their offers. I don't know why you do.
You consider some fascinating ideas on Hive Canton's future economy for a few hours, but nothing comes of it. In the meantime, you start writing missives to the heads of the Arbites and the Judicator Officium, looking for their best agents and detectives.>>2467493Before the Gala, you decide to pay a visit to the various Houses that extended invitations to you. At least the Trade Houses. Manuevering around with the Minor Houses might come across as desperate and you are certain that's not something you want to look like.First stop on the list is Lord Ozman. Upon arrival he is quite cordial, bending your ear off with praises, condolences, and constantly steering conversation to his daughter Ellya. She can shoot a Meng bird from twenty kilometers, she can ride an Ajaska bred sallow beast no saddle, understands twenty Pethan languages, fluent in High Gothic, an expert tailor, an unmatched cook, read every Catechism of Saint Almyra, regularly attends the St. Bolm Medicae, and just before he was ready to suggest the Emperor kissed her head as a baby, you retire for the night. Ellya for her part stayed very quiet, letting her father talk while watching you. Like a predator sizing up its chances against a large prey beast.
>>2468469Next is Lord Grent. After receiving a lovely, expensive looking piece of junk from Lord Ozman, you set off to Hive Barite, your transport receiving a few new dings from some opportunistic techno-barbarians using your shielded carrier as target practice. The following ‘thump’ assures you the offending shooter received an appropriate response. Lord Grent, not thin, and getting on in years, shakes your hand vigorously and guides you to his manor personally. Greeting you is his daughter, Lady Milnja, glass of some Barite grain alcohol on hand. From what Lord Grent says, Milnja is in fact his adopted daughter, a tribute from one of the lords on Quarantra. Like Ellya, Lady Milnja says nothing during your stay while Grent eats up all your time with talk about strategy and supplies. Unlike ellya however, Milnja seems more shy than predatory, lower lip quivering as she seems afraid she’ll say something stupid. The few times she speaks, her High Gothc has a very thick accent that is difficult to make out sometimes, her mother tongue being some Quarantan mutation of Low Gothic filled with ‘Ja’s ‘Jor’s and ‘Hu’s.
>>2468474Lady Mariana meets you, landing her own craft on Lord Grent’s lawn, or at least her daughter meets you. Miss Leerana, an expert pilot by every right, seems rather hot-headed, and seems to enjoy putting you ill at ease as she maneuvers Lady Mariana’s shuttle dangerously close to far too many hab spires. When you finally land in Hive Anathame, she pats you on the back, praising how you didn’t vomit in her cockpit like ‘all the rest’. Mariana greets you with a smile, notices your sweat stained face, the state of her shuttle, and gives the same look to her daughter that she gave to Lord Ozman at the Senatorum. Dinner is had in silence, with Mariana and Leerana glaring daggers at each other, and all attempts and conversation die out awkwardly. The Roasted Usaad wasn’t bad though. When you retire for the night, you can hear Mariana argue with her daughter over some protocol that apparently Leerana didn’t follow at all.
>>2468475Lord Pogron’s invitation was about as tense but for different reasons. After a lavish feast of foods that were drenched in oil, the portly man offered you to finally see his daughter. A quiet girl who suddenly appeared in the dining room without a sound wearing nothing that would be considered formal or in good taste. Pogron assured you this was a traditional garb people of the Komokahn islands wore, letting slip this wasn’t his birth daughter, but another adoption like Lord Grent’s. At his command, she performed a very...limber dance for you to help set the mood, all the while Lord Pogron told you all about her abilities and how she can serve, and satisfy my every need. If you didn’t know any better, it looked like Lord Pogron was getting more fun out of Lady Wenka’s performance than you. Wenka. That was her name. She said it quietly in your ear as she mounted you, gyrating her hips as her fingers traced circles around your implants, then excusing herself in Low Gothic, a mistake she quickly corrected before Lord Pogron caught on and hurried back out of the room. Pogron informed me she came from the Komokahni people he regularly employs for his work on Pethus. u’Uenqua, or Wenka as her Imperialized name goes, was given over to him, in part to satisfy some outstanding debt one of his client houses had with House Damva-Oom. Rather than relegating her as a serving girl, or a joygirl in the mistress’ abode, he had decided she would be a far candidate for marriage...
>>2468480Elehnor Mikata-Nore was the complete opposite of Wenka Damva-Oom. Conservatively dressed, firm tone, she was your hostess rather than her mother during your stay at Hive Agrius. You spend a majority of the evening speaking with her about crop yields, potential new flora to add to the list of possible foodstuffs, and farming techniques that increase harvest efficiency. She seems particularly interested in the various models of Harvesting threshers her House employs and will NOT shut up about them. An altogether informative, calm, boring experience. You are later informed by one of you attendants that he overheard Lady Saveur praising her daughter for following the script to the letter and that she must have made an excellent impression on you.
>>2468482Surprisingly, gratefully, House Kotashi-Kreiber had no daughter they wanted to sell to you. Lady Manaan extended her condolences to you curtly as you prepared to depart for Hive Canton. Despite doing little to nothing, by the time you come home, you are ready to collapse. Bromwell is there to greet you. “Difficulties my lord?”
>>2468493>“Difficulties my lord?”By the Emprerors might.....a little Bromwell. Just a little getting used to is all. Any news while I was gone? When's the coronation?I'm not partial for Arthur marrying anyone yet, but I did like the pilot girl. No idea if she's 'fit to be a noble,' but at least she's sort of honest? No clue how to describe it.Does anyone remember the role our brother and sister were supposed to play in this game of politics? I remember bro was supposed to marry so chick and slightly change her opinions all the while letting her thing she has control?The sister I can't remember.
>>2468493Most of these females are nothing more then show girls, Or hell not even directly related. Only good ones were Lord Ozman and Lord Grent and Lady Mariana.This is insanity, Can you get more information on those 3 Bromwell or atleast there daughters?
>>2468493Women Bromwell, woman.On that note I fell like ellya is a strong first choice followed by Elehnor. Elehnor would be my first but we are already a nerd and some good old high breed high thinking women would suit us well
>>2468584We really can't put off marriage dude, and we are in no position not to marry in planet. W3 need to get a support base, and marriage is a sure fire way to do it.
>>2468493You know how it is Bromwell.I think Ellya is the beat choice, smart and strong. I'm just afraid she'll try and be the one to wear the pants in the relationship.
>>2468590True but our prime concern should really be the family, not the girl. Fact is that whichever house we pick will be deeply connected with us and thus more supportive but the rest will react negatively to being passed over.Therefore, we have to figure out which of these families has the most importance to our plans then which of these would be the best partner.
>>2468597Well they are all trade houses and not minor houses, so they all are prolly of relative importance. But I'm all for learning more about the houses
>>2468482I bet this chick right here is a freak in bed
>>2468602True but I mean more so in the sense, who can we deal with hating us.For example, the house who produces our Guard units for tithing, by our own fathers suggestion the method by which he is producing them (champions from his fighting pits gathered from the wastes) won't be acceptable.This means that we can to some degree accept them disliking us, as long term we plan on replacing them.
>>2468590Wasn't she just reading from a script?>>2468592I know I know. I just want to be sure we marry the right one and that this doesn't devolve into a waifu war or something...which it probably won't.>>2468602Trade Houses? Did we check out all the important houses yet?>Ellya Nellon is an ambitious girl, her father raised her to be that way. She aims to seize control of Wu-Peyton. Let her think that, but guide her into thinking that to take control of Wu-Peyton she needs the other Houses first. Strengthen ties with Mikata-Nore first. Regardless if your sister has succeeded, they will be the most receptive to Wu-Peyton ideas. Make it clear you want to strengthen the bond between the Houses. Alliances they are keen to accept but open takeovers will alienate them. After them, secure ties with Nellon. They may be allied through marriage, but we need to make it clear we are the dominant one in the relationship. Unfortunately Ozman sees more how to profit rather than how to benefit everyone and letting him oversee rebuilding the planet’s infrastructure is a terrible idea. This is why I need you to woo Ellya to your side, make her see as you do the value of a united Front. Once she sees you taking control of the other Houses she’ll be more receptive to our ways.”Ah. Here we are. I found it.>>2468493Any word from the Arbites and the Judicator Officium while I was gone?
>>2468611Maybe they know we're a big old nerd and made her really focus on nerd shit. She's a good actor anyway
>>2468616Are we still talking about Ellya?>First stop on the list is Lord Ozman. Upon arrival he is quite cordial, bending your ear off with praises, condolences, and constantly steering conversation to his daughter Ellya. She can shoot a Meng bird from twenty kilometers, she can ride an Ajaska bred sallow beast no saddle, understands twenty Pethan languages, fluent in High Gothic, an expert tailor, an unmatched cook, read every Catechism of Saint Almyra, regularly attends the St. Bolm Medicae, and just before he was ready to suggest the Emperor kissed her head as a baby, you retire for the night. Ellya for her part stayed very quiet, letting her father talk while watching you. Like a predator sizing up its chances against a large prey beast.She seems like more than a nerd.You know. I wonder what was the time laps between our father record that last will message and now. I want to know how much of the recording is accurate in regards of understanding Ellya's character.
>>2468588+1 For Grent's girl. Marrying her means more control on guard quality...Can we choose to marry more than 1? We are governor and stuff. I means your dad must have had more than 1 if your his 47th kid
>>2468655Interesting idea anon...Even if we can, it will just result in the marriage alliances being weaker, since we have several of them.
>>2468655His 47th bastard m8
We should conceive of a means for the women to compete with each other at the gala and discern their character assets at the gala. We gonna do gender-reversal on the typical suitor contest shit. Just gotta be subtle.>>2468588This is why we put a Gala together to see them interact with each other.>>2468597>>2468610They're not gonna hate us if we don't marry their daughter, they're gonna be more eager to secure their position. And we can marry others to nephews and nieces and cousins out of the line of succession if need be, or to other officials.>>2468609We got courtesans for that.>>2468611>scriptI assume they were all either reading from a script or too incompetent in noble shit to show their ability to pretend to be what we wanted.>>2468621That post was about the chick that went on about agricultural machinery, whether because she was a nerd or to put us at our ease that she's not going to try to control shit and will be a content farmer's daughter type noble.>>2468655>guard qualityNot entirely related to houses.>marry more than 1I don't want to provoke house wars over bigamy and divorce right before we get a tyranid fleet dropped on our asses.
>>2468671>>2468677What I mean is we take 1 as the official wife, and the others as mistresses, or xth wives if polygamy isn't frowned upon. It could cement a strong relationship with the one we marry while the other houses get like a consolation prize to show they aren't totally snubbed. That could possibly lead to the houses not being as upset as they would be if we snubbed their daughters.And we get a harem in the deal. Win-win
>>2468689I doubt that are going to give there first daughters away to be basically baby makes with no power.
>>2468692Well no official power. Unofficially it gives each house a direct line to us. Speaking to us through there daughter off the books could open up all kinds of secrets they are keeping his from the other Houses. Maybe even the daughters themselves wpuld help us figure out their parents' houses if they genuinely like us.
>>2468689Harems are bought. Noble houses do not become strong allies with people that turn their members into courtesans.We need to determine the means of these women to be effective partners. We gotta Darcy this shit.
>>2468701Fucking prid3 and prejudice my man.
I'm notc sure if polygamy relationships are a good idea. I just hope the QM makes an update soon.
>>2468721Why not ask Bromwell? He's been around for a while he oughta know how nobles treat each other
We should ask Bromwell about his impressions of the eligible women of the houses and discuss our experience.We should seek his input on marriage customs in the system including polygamy.We should Ask for his input in setting up some sort of competition of suitors at the gala, or perhaps a salon where discussion is the whole point, and see if we can get an idea together for how to do it without insulting anyone, or doing so minimally.
>>2468791You know, the simplest solution is to have a salon at the gala and invite the daughters of the various houses and steer the conversation, off the cuff, towards any thoughts they have on how we might benefit the system as a whole. No warning or preparation following a discussion of the challenges to the system, maybe reflecting on the way the system came together to head off the tyranid threat last time, etc.Then when they respond we can see who thinks only of the interests of their own houses and who thinks more broadly about the system's institutions, peoples, and political situation, showing their acumen as well as their intentions and inclinations.If bitches be smart, they'll take the cue and show it by convincing us.
>>2468721>I just hope the QM makes an update soon.Um I was, but now I'm seeing all the conversation my updates are making, and I'm gonna have to make another lengthy update to fit as many of the raised points as I can. I just keep digging these holes don't I?
>>2468900Consider it the outcome of giving us an interesting quest to think about.
>>2468900considering the outcome in seven years quest time we're trying to cover as much as we can before seven years can elapse.
>>2468900This is what you get for leaving it open ended like that, Boss
>>2466602>I think the best way to do that involves funding the Arbitrators, for which we're gonna need to get our tax system unfucked. And if they need more backup, we can open some armories to the Sisters of Battle and other militant organizations and offer them the opportunity to aid the Arbitrators in clearing out problem areas.>>2467720>>2467795>>2467939All useful ideas. Good thing a number of the Imperium's organizations are competent and not corrupt, just stretched too We should get the Arbites to train our police departments.>>2468592>We really can't put off marriage dude, and we are in no position not to marry in planet.>marry in planet.For a moment I thought you wrote “marry a planet,” and was wondering the context of that.>>2468685>>2468692>>2468701What if we got someone to marry Bob?>>2468886+1. Clever idea for intrigue. Where'd you get it from?
>>2469046>What if we got someone to marry Bob?Then I would feel bad for them
>>2469046>We should get the Arbites to train our police departments.The Arbites ARE our police departments. We should fund them, up recruitment, and put resources and manpower at their disposal for an operation they mastermind.And we should ask the local Inquisition whether they're in a position to lend assistance.Right after we offer a bunch of criminals useful to us the opportunity to go straight and get letters of marque or join penal regiments or some shit we can benefit from.>What if we got someone to marry Bob?Well, first we need to know if Bob is a null, a mutant, a psyker, or just some ugly inbred aristocrat spawn. After that we might choose a token disfigured daughter of some house somewhere.Then again, we could just have the biologis use him as a means to culture replacement organs for us when we get old or shot or something.>Clever idea for intrigue. Where'd you get it from?I just thought about the problem for a minute. We need someone to demonstrate that they're willing to put something above the immediate advancement of their house, a useful trait in the wife of a Planetary Governor.
>>2469062we could always use some criminals for our penal troopers. more fodder against the tribals and other gangsters.We should get into contact with some of our Praedum Geneticum bros and ask them about the tyranid invasion all those years ago. Us asking them about it should set off a few red flags for them.
>>2469062>The Arbites ARE our police departments.Not according to the stuff I've read.Generally the implication is that the Arbites are more equivalent to something like the american federal marshalls. They are the highest level of law enforcers that act to directly deal with the largest and most important crimes but they aren't beat cops.Every world has its own localised laws and thus localised law enforcement, like state level police, that then in turn work under them.http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Adeptus_Arbites
>>2469081I've read that too. I've yet to find any mention of a non-Arbites police force on any Imperial world. While there's room for the entire Imperium to include local institutions that differ, I expect they're limited to AdMech worlds and installations, space stations, and possibly feudal worlds.Arbites in previous editions have been referenced as managing culls of the populace specifically in hives. The source material on the Calixis sector would likely have featured a local alternate to the Arbites as it featured one for the Commissariat, but none has been written up.I suspect there may simply be no police forces beyond the Arbites installations because the dystopian and tyrannical regime of the Imperium doesn't give a fuck about you below a certain level. Citizens have no rights, as the article states.I believe in the >Black Library novels on arbitrators there is no mention of a lower order police force below arbitrators.
>>2469107Actually on Pethus, they have their own law enforcement called the Judicators. They are complemented with chapters of the Arbites
>>2469118Okay. We should call in the head of the Arbites and discuss a joint operation soon. Possibly after the coronation.
>>2469107>I've read that too. I've yet to find any mention of a non-Arbites police force on any Imperial world. While there's room for the entire Imperium to include local institutions that differ, I expect they're limited to AdMech worlds and installations, space stations, and possibly feudal worlds.The section titled "juristdiction" specifically says:"Each of the Imperium's worlds have their own government, laws, and their own local police forces to enforce those laws. The Arbites concern themselves only with the enforcement of the broader laws to which the entire Imperium is subject. ">Arbites in previous editions have been referenced as managing culls of the populace specifically in hives. The source material on the Calixis sector would likely have featured a local alternate to the Arbites as it featured one for the Commissariat, but none has been written up.It is possible they'd be deployed for that purpose given their main purpose is ensuring the stability of the imperium at large.>I suspect there may simply be no police forces beyond the Arbites installations because the dystopian and tyrannical regime of the Imperium doesn't give a fuck about you below a certain level. Citizens have no rights, as the article states.I refer you to the first section of my post. Such forces exist.>I believe in the Black Library novels on arbitrators there is no mention of a lower order police force below arbitrators.Specifically referring to a copy of "Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the imperium" as published by the Black Library that I have in front of me, on page 38 in footnote 1 the following is stated "The officers concerned were actually local law enforcers rather than arbites personnel...".
>>2469139Cool. Glad that something exists below the Arbites, as nice as full commitment to raiding Judge Dredd for the sake of making local cops in 40K more grimdark would be.>section titled jurisdictionThat's new. Guess they changed the Enforcer's fluff since Inquisitor. Thanks for keeping me up to date, anon.
>>2469150No problem, thanks for being so accepting of my evidence and willing to concede a mistake.Now, back to the matter at hand, how are we gonna fix our shit?
>>2469156One step at a time is how. The period before our coronation makes us appear vulnerable. This is the ideal time to get the scions of other houses to reveal their intentions; we'll only become more formidable after the coronation.Hence the plan to talk to people at the gala and set up the ladies for an illuminating chat in a salon.We'll be able to talk to the various important figures at the gala. We can invite representatives from the AdMech, Arbites, SoB order, the Houses, perhaps a Knight house, Rogue Traders, and all the rest of the lot.The overall strategy I think best disposed is to gain resources by improving the situation for the tax offices that are still processing an old backlog. Once it begins to improve we'll have more income, which we can start to throw at the other problems. After that, we can start working to get the various departmenta and institutions to act in concert.The tithe is a matter of concern. If we lack weapons we can up production and purchasing, even sieze them by force in a pinch. If we lack troops we can raise penal regiments, increase the scale of the gladiatorial games, etc.In general we should focus on what we can do with what we have. But at the moment a well-chosen partner in marriage will do much to stabilize the house. We are vulnerable with no heirs and no potent scions left in the family, though we should ask Bromwell if our more distant kin include anyone capable.
>>2468590>>2468584>>2468791“Women Bromwell. Women. I have just finished a tour of the Trade Houses and all my potential brides” you sigh. Bromwell sniffs lightly. “And?”“I have no idea how they are. They were either putting on a show for me, or letting their parents do it for them. I have no idea what I’m getting into.”>Ask Bromwell about his impressions of the eligible women of the houses and discuss our experience.You tell Bromwell about each of the candidates, hoping to get a better idea from his insight. “Ellya was always an ambitious one. She was well aware of what marrying your brother meant. She most likely thinks the same about you, and was gauging how much control she could exert over you. Lord Ozman doesn’t like to admit it but a lot of his authority is being sapped towards Ellya. Many retainers of their House treat her word like it is Lord Ozman’s and act on it, regardless if Ozman approves or not later on.”“Milnja. I heard about her. During the reign of your father, King Sarmon gave his eldest daughter to Lord Grent, a sort of hostage/tribute system. Lord Grent trying to marry you to her may be his attempt to strengthen ties not only with you but with the Knight House Sarmon as well. Despite their history, relations with Bellendrast and Sarmon have begun to sour as of late. If his intention is to marry you to Milnja instead of his genetic daughter, it may be to help cement ties between Bellendrast and Sarmon through you. Or it may be because his genetic daughter is only ten years old.”“It’s no secret Miss Leerana want’s to be a rogue trader. Ever since she was a little girl, she’d pester any Rogue Trader staying with us when she came over with her parents for the Senatorum meeting. I think she has it in her head that being a daring pilot is one part in being a Rogue Trader, though she probably doesn’t have the mind for the minutia of being an actual captain of a vessel. Something her mother has tried, and apparently failed, to teach her.”
>>2469208“This Wenka is new. I’m sorry to say I haven’t the faintest idea who she is. The fact that Lord Pogron had her somewhere is quite surprising. He has concubines and mistresses for leagues, and from what you describe, Wenka would fit perfectly in such a harem. Either there is something about her that puts off Lord Pogron, or he thinks he can pass her off on you for extra favor. I doubt it’s the latter. A slave to his vices yes, but the Lord isn’t stupid.”“Elehnor is just as ambitious as Miss Ellya, but she seems to have more to prove. During the reign of Berantha, he had strengthened ties to House Bellendrast and Mikata-Nore when marrying their daughters and those years saw decades of prosperity for Mikata-Nore as new trade deals opened between Wu-Peyton and Mikata-Nore. It is no secret Mikata-Nore’s funding is a fraction of what it once was, and they are probably desperate to bring back the days of Berantha and Wu-Peyton money flowing into their treasury.”>Seek his input on marriage customs in the system including polygamy.“You said Berantha married Bellendrast and Mikata-Nore. Is polygamy a common custom among Pethan nobility?”Bromwell raises an eyebrow. “Can’t decide?”“W-well…” Bromwell chuckles “A joke, a joke, I’m sure you liked them all in some way and that is why you ask. But your original question. The Ecclesiarchy stance on marriage, at least for Pethus, is that all unions must be between man and woman under the eyes of the Emperor. Nowhere in those laws does it state that a man can have only one woman, or a woman only one man. And the history of the Houses is riddled with Houses exploiting that loophole. Some cases were because the benefits of union were too great to turn one down over another, some were cases of genuine affection between three or more individuals. Some were just outright debauchery. Nowadays young lord, I suppose the Houses wouldn’t object to a second wife, but only a second. Sometimes the lure of power and wealth is too great, they understand, but more than two spouses will be seen as lecherous and will undoubtedly cause many to see you in a negative light”There, throwing harem-guy a bone>Ask for his input in setting up some sort of competition of suitors at the gala, or perhaps a salon where discussion is the whole point, and see if we can get an idea together for how to do it without insulting anyone, or doing so minimally.You ask him on how to set up the suitors at the gala you have planned, including the idea of a salon where each is interviewed without prior rehearsal. Bromwell smiles. “My boy, I think you answered your own question. A good idea. However, some of them will catch on, they may have something prepared already, House politics gives many a healthy sense of paranoia.”
>>2469214And that's why we have a portion of the salon in a parlor where all the ladies will be present at once, and can lead them in a discussion and watch their interactions.>second wifeThis is a possibility. We should see if any of them get along at the gala.
>>2469208>>2469214Also, ask Bromwell if any of our more distant kin are capable scions in their own right. Surely we might have cousins, uncles, and the like.
>>2469226>Ask Bromwell if any of our more distant kin are capable scions in their own right. Surely we might have cousins, uncles, and the like.Bromwell frowns. "You do. All of House Bellendrast and Mikata-Nore as Lord Grent is your uncle and Lady Marriana your aunt."
>>2469214>However, some of them will catch on, they may have something prepared already, House politics gives many a healthy sense of paranoia.Then I guess a Salon or any competition would be a mute point.>All of House Bellendrast and Mikata-Nore as Lord Grent is your uncle and Lady Marriana your aunt.Huh...family is huge.
>>2469258>a moot pointNot really, it gives us insight into how well they can prepare for this and if we keep throwing questions at them and pull them off-script we still get what we came for.We can definitely eliminate the ones that aren't smart enough to catch on. We can keep pursuing the ones that handle themselves well. And if two of them are compatible, we can send them both proposals.
>>2469221>We should see if any of them get along at the gala.It may be better to get two competing wives rather than two cooperating ones.The power base of the King is more secure when they are squabbling between themselves over power, rather than working together to topple the King.The two ambitious girls would be a good choice for this strategy - but it would mean a perpetual tight-rope exercise for us.
>>2469419It's a thought. We'll see how things work out. A triumvrate bound together by positive associations is preferable to being married to people that send assassins after each other and fuck up the alliance that resulted from the marriage in the first place. It's a self-defeating means of managing the family, and we need heirs that are secure. I don't think a blood feud between a bunch of half-siblings is that swell.
Yes! Now how are we gonna do this during the gala? Isolate the girls in pairs and see how they interact or separate them one by one and interview them?
Is it standard for Lords and Nobles in 40k to look out for mostly themselves? Are there and decent Lords that care?
>>2470307We should invite them all up for a salon and see how they interact. >>2470317The basic description of every intro for the setting lists the Imperium of Man as the bloodiest regime imaginable. To be a decent person as an aristocrat is to serve that regime. Most don't amount to that because survival requires a lot more than decency.
>>2469242“That makes...things more disturbing. How closely am I related to Elehnore?”“Enough to marry her without much difficulty it seems.” Bromwell shrugs. >>2468611>Any word from the Arbites and the Judicator Officium while I was gone?You settle back into your home, preparing for the gala in a couple of days, and the coronation soon after, when you hear back from the arbites and judicators.Marshall Krent and High Sheriff Marshall(confusing), meet you in the dining hall. “Lord Governor” Krent gives a light bow removing her helm. Did the room just get brighter or was that just thunder from the acid storm? “We” she gestures to Marshall “our intelligence together from our detectives and slate-agents.”Marshall slides a dataslate towards you. “From what we managed to gather, the weapons shipments were indeed shot down by air pirates. However the pirates didn’t take the weapons.”“Come again?”, you ask.Marshall speaks this time. “They downed the transport intent on seizing the cache of weapons for themselves. However, according to the few pirates we managed to capture, they intended to board the craft while it was still in the air and take the weapons while it was in flight. Their plans were foiled when an unknown assailant on the surface shot out the transport’s fuselage. After the pirates managed to get a land crew to scavenge the wreck, they found all the weapons missing. Just as we were investigating, they were attempting to find out who stole their mark.”“Did the pirates tell you who stole the shipment.?”“No your lordship. They did say they had a patron who paid them a large fee to attack the transport, even letting them keep a majority of the spoils but they wanted specific items in that transport.”“And those are?”Both law officers look away from you. Krent mutters “We don’t know. The pirates we have in custody were quite low in rank and weren’t allowed to know what their patron or their bosses wanted.”Well...at least it's a start>Have them focos on finding the identity of the Pirate Patron >Set up a task force to handle the Hive Gang Wars >Send agents to infiltrate these heretical cults coercing civilians
>>2470512>Have them focos on finding the identity of the Pirate Patron Gangs wars always happen on hive worlds, and and Cults are...well normal as well. Those pirates are stealing OUR weapons though.
>>2470512Those damn idiots squabbling amongst themselves. Perhaps, we can find a was to slip in a scheduled decoy shipment. Do they think that could work?>Have them focus on finding the identity of the Pirate Patron I swear if it's Lord Ozman or Lady Marianna their successors are taking their place. This shit needs to stop.is there a reason why we can't do all three?
>>2470512I'd like any reports they might have on the air pirates base of oporations they might be able to weasel out of their captured pirates. Do everything in their power, even if they are....unsavory....Uh, torture. If they get the wrong idea I'm talking about torture.
>>2470588>Do everything in their power, even if they are....unsavory.>...>Uh, torture. If they get the wrong idea I'm talking about torture.>>2469107>Citizens have no rights, as the article states.Isn't that standard procedure?
>>2470592Still new to warhammer
>>2470525>>2470557>>2470588“Keep digging. Send people into Anathame-Sump, infiltrate the pirates, buy out the weapons, grill your captives with more...invasive methods, I don’t care how. I want to find out who is funding the pirates. I want to know who shot the transport down. There are too many unknowns and I want that rectified by the coronation. Understood?" The two officers bow and take their leave. Throne damn it. Not even lord governor and already you can feel the burden of leading. >Check on [x] (1 more option)>Timeskip to the gala
>>2470754Check on bob
>>2470775You don't visit Bob. Ever.
>>2470754>Check on [x] (1 more option)Industry and jobs/unemployment. How can we get a thing running that will hire a lot of poor people.
>>2470961This. We need to create jobs for all the unemployed people.
>>2470754Taxes. We need to learn what we can Apr the backlog and work to clear it. Get more resources to the administratum divisio and whatever local counterparts they have. We need money to fund our other ventures.
>>2471092I don't think we should do that yet without ensuring the people taxed are reviving government services.
>>2470961>>2471091>create jobs> 40kWe can conscript them into the pdf, impress them into work gangs at reopened manufactora, or send them to the emperor as a tithe. All of which require money for facilities and materiel. Which we need to get by unfucking our tax backlog.This isn't capitalism simulator, this is a setting where creating jobs means unwillingly coercing a million people into forced labor for the state and seeing who survives.
>>2471097Seriously, read up on the setting. Government services include bombing your own planets so they don't fall into enemy hands.
>>2471115No, I'm just not going full grimderp.
>>2471110Changing my vote to unfucking our taxes.
+1 for taxes. We need to get money into our PDF and law enforcement to clean up the hive. We have gangs of feral humans attacking our infrastructure. Even if we create jobs that won't stop those new workers from getting killed by those tribal living in the water and ventilation lines.
>>2471153People need jobs before they can realistically pay taxes. Our first real goal should be to restart the acid rain prevention station.
>>2471150>grimderpWe have a huge backlog of unprocessed tax money sitting in an administratum in tray and you're going for round three of arguing that we need to grow the economy before we pick up the big sack of cash.You might be the derp here anon.
>>2471555Another expensive project that requires major technical and infrastructure investment someone wants to undertake with now way to pay for it because of flagging finances.Where's the money going to come from?In order to accomplish anything, we need something in the coffers.As for our first priority, it's to strengthen our grasp on power because if we aren't a strong governor the other priorities won't matter much. After we do that, our first priority will be meeting the tithe. After that, preparing for the tyranid threat. Somewhere in the course of unfucking our planet, we can probably get to the acid rain.
>>2471614We have an income - the govenent of the Hive wouldn't work and our House would have collapsed if we earned nothing.The problem is that taxation is inefficient, there is corruption and most people pay no taxes due to either the beaucracy or lack of employment.The QM stated that the acid rain facility was only shut down to obtain funds to add a wing to the palace. That was a temporary expense which should have ended. It's a relatively easy thing to fix - at least in a timd scale. Unfucking our taxation system could take years.
>>2471674>>2471602+1. We must fix the bureaucracy's temporary measures that have become temporarily permanent.Go for restarting the acid rain facility first, that seems quickest if nobody ever turned it back on.>>2471110Why can't we ask them to enlist for a job of their choice, so long as they aren't causing a problem?>>2470846Desperate times call for desperate measures.
>>2471555So long as it gets more jobs, I'll support this. It also should fix the acid rain thing so two for 1 is a good deal.Supporting.
So from the looks of things we got 4 for industry and 4 for taxes. Gonna need a tiebreaker here
>>2471977We have:>>2471719>>2471602>>2471310>>2471153>>2471092Five for taxes>>2471725>>2471674>>2471981Three for industry.There was a vote change here: >>2471153
>>2471988>Check on TaxesYou order an immediate investigation into your bureaucracy and how to get fundings flowing into the treasury proper. Bromwell clears his throat to get your attention. “My lord, the divisio has been working understaffed for years now. I would recommend setting up a temporary divisio to investigate where the homeless and unemployed congregate, usually temples and shelters for alms and food. Have these adepts screen each individual for the skills they possess, as many out there are ex-administratum. Those with the appropriate skills you should have them hire immediately to begin clearing out the backlog of paperwork and processing well...whatever it is you need.”You eye Bromwell who shrugs. “An occurrence with your great-grandfather was quite similar. Though for him it was less clearing the Tax divisio and more to streamline a seizure of wealth from the Ecclesiarchy.”Well that was...informative. You recall your orderlies and send them with the command to do as Bromwell suggested. Sitting back you call Bromwell and a few remaining servants to begin plans for the gala…Writing up the Gala update, this may take a while
>>2472065lets do that then. gotta find jobs for the skilled and able.
Music from within the atrium was muffled in this room. Every major House and several minor houses that thought themselves just as important arrived to your gala. You greeted each lord personally, shaking their hands and wine from the palace’s private stock. No surprise each enterprising House brought their daughter along to give you a second taste. Each wore a gown of some new fashion made from imported fabrics designed from such fashionista or some such. Lady Manaan had come as well surprisingly. Granted the gala was an open invitation to the Pethan elite, but House Kotashi-Kreiber seemed pretty aloof since the Senatorum. More surprising was the guest Lady Manaan bought along, a Captain Ressina, a Rogue Trader. You remember them arriving in a sleek looking air car, a full entourage you assumed to be her crew spreading out into the courtyard as Lady Manaan introduced her friend. The introductions were perhaps the most aggravating part, listening to lords, ladies, and an assortment of other leaders prattle off their names alongside a litany of titles you forget as soon as they finish talking. Your attention was on the daughters and where they went. You had a few close agents keep an eye on them so if you lost track at least they could keep watch. Miss Ellya was in your lounge, picking through your things idly as if they were hers, before placing them elsewhere. Miss Milnja seemed out of place, every attempt someone made to speak with her, she’d wave her hand with a smile as polite refusal before taking a drink from her wine glass. Leerana and Wenka were nowhere to be seen, but occasionally you could spot Elehnore as she moved through the crowds like a ghost, drifting from one room to another without lingering for very long. The party seems to be doing well, all the guests and their hanger-ons intermingling in a sea of gaudy dresses, military uniforms, and armors carapace and ceramite. The lords were getting drunk on shots of Orvoskian vodka mixed with aged smoked amasec, bodyguards and attendants stuffing their faces with hors d’oeuvres or cramming extra helpings into pouches. You attendants report Leerana hovering over captain Ressina much to the latter’s annoyance. Wenka stayed close to Lord Pogron, letting her ‘father' do all the talking as she helped herself to food and drink.Time to enact your plan>Isolate each girl and grill em>Get the girls alone and see how they play without a script>Other [explain]
>>2472226>Get the girls alone and see how they play without a script
>>2472226>Other [explain]Pay respects to the heads of house and invite their daughters to the palace salon, bearing your name. Invite an emissary of House Sarmon fluent in High Gothic and the native language of Quarantra to translate for Milnja. Invite Lady Manaan and the rogue trader too since it's the only way Leerana's going to come. Specifically mention talking business to the rogue trader and ask him if he can get his seneschal to provide us a list of anything he'd like to sell later, including the services of sanctioned xeno specialists if he has any available.Find any AdMech emissaries that we've managed to invite and inform them that we'll need to speak at length soon about the possibility of drastically expanding the manufactora and rebuilding hive infrastructure, and are interested in supporting their needs in the system, including granting them rights to expand facilities and recruitment.Ask the representatives of the various scholas if they can have a list of requisitioned resources they are in most need of to maintain services to Bromwell before the coronation.Get the various PDF and House Guard commanders and the law enforcement leaders together and take their temperature on military exercises and joint operations against hive gangs, criminal elements, and the techno-barbarians; ask them what they need most in terms of manufacturing and try and grasp morale in the Judicators, Arbites, PDF and House Guard. Fleet leaders, same question.Corral the administratum officials and see who's most amenable to drastically expanding the number of jobs in their division. Now that tax money's coming in we can start to get people employed.Is Lady Manaan single, married, widowed, etc? What are our relations like with Kotashi-Kreiber? We've heard the least about them.A summary will do for most of the responses.When we get the girls in the salon we can have bromwell keep an eye on them as they're entertained by whatever art, music, or performers we've got. Tell them to relay any interactions of note, rivalries, people getting along, etc. Then we can drop in and make conversation about hopes for the future, condition of the system, et cetera and see if we can get them to say something interesting.
I just did the math.Hive Canton alone has over nineteen billion unemployed and possibly homeless citizens.>19.44 billion unemployedIf that's 10% of the hive population, this is a pretty goddamn huge hive infrastructure we're dealing with.Everything that can conceivably absorb that many workers is currently either a condemned manufactora or a broken hive infrastructure or full of gangers, tribal squatters, mutants, and cultists.We gonna have some work to do to get this economy up and running.
>>2472309That's prolly totally normal for a hive. Most hive worlds let rouge traders and navy captains into the lower hive to pressgang all those dirty useless people. Not to mention that is where they get there thith for the guard. So it's not so bad.
>Get the girls alone and see how they play without a scriptOn your command, your servants convince the girls to part and follow them to an atrium prepared in the West Wing, where you wait for them. In minutes, they are assembled, the servants closing the doors behind them. They aren’t aware you are there. How shall you proceed?
>>2474549Wow, hope none of them have auspex implants. Watch for a bit. Enter once things get interesting, get a translator for the girl from the knight world if you can.
>>2474569>>2474581>WatchYou wait and watch them as they seem to realize no one is coming. “Alright, why the nunk are we here” Leerana blurts out. “Obviously” Ellya states as she takes a seat by a table. “The young Governor to be wants to interview us.”“Why woold he want to jinterjiew us fohr?” Milnja asks as she downs the last of her alcohol. “Wosn’t taht the reajjon for his wisit?”“Our parents put on a show for him, and he saw through it. He wants to see who we really are.”“Maybe yours did” Leerana grunts as she plops down, putting her feet up the exact same way captain Ressina did on a Veluxian silk table cloth.. “Well your mother was planning something as well until you...nunked it up.” Ellya jabs back. Leerana just shrugs.Wenka whispers something to Milnja who mutters something back, both too quiet for the vox picks to catch, and they move to a corner of the room away from the others. Elehnore glides over to Ellya and takes a seat opposite of Leerana. “So” she asks “you seem to know how this should work. What next?”“Nothing” Ellya replies. “If the young lord wants to know more about us, he can ask us himself instead of skulking in the shadows.Was...did she just insult you?
>>2475149>Was...did she just insult you?>>2474581>Wow, hope none of them have auspex implants.Either she does or she's perceptive.>>2475167+1
Walk in."Can't say I deserve criticism for wanting to separate the show from the real thing, ladies. Forgive me my disinterest in the finely crafted displays from those visits. I hope to ask for your help this evening - I am yet new to the position I'm in and seek input from those who have seen other worlds from a high vantage.""I would beg your advice. You are foremost among the new generation that will bear responsibility for this system. Could you tell me what you see its needs to be?"Lead the discussion. Try and get something out of each of them and see if you can take them off-script.>>2475167>>2475188Making them wait in silence is dumb, they're powerful individuals and can just decide to fucking leave. Alienating them is bad. We're not going to learn much more this way.We already know who's comfortable taking initiative (Ellya) and who's comfortable following an idea in case it works (Elehnore).
>>2475149Changing this >>2475167 too >>2475233
>>2475233>We're not going to learn much more this way.I figured they we had something else to preoccupy them.>Wenka whispers something to Milnja who mutters something back, both too quiet for the vox picks to catchThen again, they seemingly caught on to that too.>>2475188Switch to >>2475233
>>2475233>>2475235>>2475241>>2475746Yeah it's a given this is the choice. Writing it up, but the more I go the more I realize this is gonna be a massive bone between some of the girls.
>>2475987>Walk in.Making a dramatic entrance, you push open the double doors with considerable force, throwing them wide until they slam into the walls, causing all of them to jump. Well all but Milnja who turns in surprise."Can't say I deserve criticism for wanting to separate the show from the real thing, ladies. Forgive me my disinterest in the finely crafted displays from those visits. I hope to ask for your help this evening - I am yet new to the position I'm in and seek input from those who have seen other worlds from a high vantage."Ellya recovers quickly and pretends to look at you disinterestedly. Leerana attempts to reassert from pride after falling out of her seat, her cape flopping over her head. Ellehnore hurriedly fixes her hair. “I vould have been easyjer if you chust spoke mit us.” Miljna states plainly. “Yes, yes I apologise. I would beg your advice. You are foremost among the new generation that will bear responsibility for this system. Could you tell me what you see its needs to be? Away from all the humdrum of House squabbles."“Easy” Ellya says “More control. The Hives operate all on their own with very little interference with one another. It keeps Pethus from working as it should.”“Control is not what the system needs.” Milnja counters, sitting at the table.“And what do you know Feudal girl?” Ellya smiles. Milnja sniffs.“Plenty. Ruling a world helps with experyance. You need to build your cities and support your people. They then help you mit control. Sarmon control Quaranta, we know the troubles of ruling a world. Lotta what we do on Quaranta need doing here.”
>>2476169“And what should we be doing here?” Elehnore asks, no disdain in her voice.“Fix the hives. I know I don’t know mach about how a hive works, but if it anything like the cities in Quaranta, you need strong works. Need people to work tehm. Strong people.”“And what happens when there is no one to work them because they’re all dead” Ellya cuts in. “The lower Hives need to be purged. Far too many things running loose at the bottom erodes the foundations of the Hives. The cities will collapse unless we cleanse the lower levels of everything and start over.”“That’s rather extreme isn’t it” Elehnore asks. “To kill everyone in the lower Hives, wouldn’t that destroy a Hive’s foundations as badly as letting the rot fester?”“Better than wasting resources and manpower trying to excise a boil that will only grow back.”“Why not just all the PDF to round up everyone who is a criminal and stick em in a Penal Legion or something” Leerana says absently as she gets back in her seat. “I mean we got those right? That’s basically what Grent does already.”Milnja looks at Leerana like she just farted openly. “No, that is not.” Ellya says before Milnja can say anything. “He rounds up techno-barbarians outside the Hives. He can’t send his pet Knights into the Hives, they would smash half of the things they are trying to save.”“You miss my point” Milnja slams her fist on the table. “You don’t control by killing all the people! You control by saving the good from the bad! You give them the things they need so they don’t get it from the criminals!”“That won’t stop the rot if the limb is already dead.” Ellya counters. “Hive Barun is struggling with cults. Wormologists are oozing their way from the bottom up, coming to blows with the Ecclesiarchy, and the gangers are in an uproar with ferals in the sump-stacks, their damn wars extending all the way to the Upper Hives.”“So remove these threats. It is what we do on Quaranta” Milnja counters. “Kill the guilty with the innocent only makes the innocent join the guilty later to fight you when you are weak.”“Why bother?” Leerana asks. “Sounds like those innocents are going to turn on you anyway, so do away with ‘em.”“You ever fight in a war” Milnja asks acidly.“Erm...no but-”“So you don’t know what that means. You have to have allies in any war, and killing your allies so they don’t be your enemies only to make them enemies is Nunka-nayam heggy dumja!” she shouts, slipping into her old Quarantan as she gets flustered.
>>2476169>“I vould have been easyjer if you chust spoke mit us.” Miljna states plainly.>>2476172>“You miss my point” Milnja slams her fist on the table. “You don’t control by killing all the people! You control by saving the good from the bad! You give them the things they need so they don’t get it from the criminals!”How did Milnja regain her ability to articulate so quickly?
>>2476201She can speak properly if she has enough time to rehearse the lines in her head but the truth is I forgot to add her accent.
>>2476172Milnja is a fucking hero, I'm being sold.
>>2476208Rehearsing bypasses the wine?->>2476223Ah, fair enough.>>2476232Same.>>2476169>“And what do you know Feudal girl?” Ellya smiles. Milnja sniffs.>>2468474Still, seems like she's of low rank in comparison to the others. Might be the trade-off on top of her lack of charisma.If we don't marry her, she should be the first daughter we consult for military matters.>>2476172>Wormologists are oozing their way from the bottom up, coming to blows with the Ecclesiarchy,What's this? Space Scientology? Megalomaniacs?
>>2476262It's a cult. Reference here: >>2464793
>>2476169>>2476172Ask Elenhore for more input, as she's not made any statement one way or the other so far. And Wenka, in case she has some hidden depth of knowledge. Politely.Then thank the women for their perspectives and give them gifts. We can return to the party and glad-hand the officials after we wrap up.
>>2476277>>2464793>Barrister’s Fortunes seems to be funneling funds in the same manner as Wormology, but the money is going into accounts known to be held by the cult founder. Exorbitant sums are paid to Rogue traders for, according to Inquisitor Reina, ‘Live Acquisitions’.I forgot to look up that up in-thread and went for the search engine instead, I'm a dunce.All these varieties of cults are a dime-a-dozen, right? The Chaos cults being the only ones that get any attention in lore.>>2476298>>2476172+1. Although I think QM is still finishing the update.
>>2476307I'm writing up my notes on the problems written up in-thread so far. There will be a section for cults. Each cult is a possible opportunity to get an asset, if used correctly.
>>2476307>I think QM is still finishing the update.Actually I was leaving this spot open if anyone wants to interrupt the argument before I continue
>>2476361I'd say we only need to interrupt if people start coming to blows or screaming. Sitting back and watching the fireworks has been pretty informative so far.
>>2476361You should include a prompt then. >>2476172>“So you don’t know what that means. You have to have allies in any war, and killing your allies so they don’t be your enemies only to make them enemies is Nunka-nayam heggy dumja!” she shouts, slipping into her old Quarantan as she gets flustered.It was left incomplete at the end.>>2476365Go back to skulking in the shadows?
>>2476370>You should include a prompt then. Oh shit I knew I forgot something. I am really not on top of things today
>>2476370>Go back to skulking in the shadows?No, just shut up and listen unless there's a really bad interaction, and prompt the two quiet ones to say something if/when things peter out.
The room is silent for a moment, before Elehnore snorts trying to hold back a laugh. You turn to her. “Miss Elehnore. I’m not hearing anything from you.”She stops as attention is placed on her. “W-well” she stammers, “I feel that the Hives need a robust foundation in basic needs like food production, water distribution, and housing. T-to ensure basic needs are met by you is the fastest way to ensure loyalty.”“Or feed your enemy as they plot against you” Leerana says. “Hive Anathame spent thousands to bridge ties between the Church of the Serpent, and the Ecclesiarchy, and guess what? The church was filled with genestealers. Reina put the whole nunkin’ hive-deck on lockdown, and put my family in the spotlight for spending money trying to stop a war with those traitors.”“But those were genestealers” Elenhore replies. “Surely they cannot represent the entire Hive.”“No, but that goes to show you cannot trust anyone in the Hive.” Ellya states, placing her fingers on the table for emphasis. “Genestealers have been a constant thorn in the side of all out hives. Better to burn the whole thing and be done with it.”“Burn your foundashun and you burn your house down” Milnja replied. “Grent had genestealers too or did you ferget Hive Barite exjists?”“All the Hives had to face Tyranids and genestealers.”Finally Wenka speaks. She leaves her spot on the wall and produces a necklace lined with Xenos claws. Or teeth. “My brother, my birth brother, died fighting these things. Hive Anathame had some of the worst infestations on Pethus.” She lets the neckalce drop. “These belonged to stealers I personally removed from the galaxy.” >So it’s agreed genestealers are the big problem with Pethus? (continue)>Thank you for your time ladies, I have some gifts prepared for you. (end conversation)
>>2476561>So it’s agreed genestealers are the big problem with Pethus? (continue)"It is known well enough to any governor - and your families are all responsible for planetary governance in this system - that genestealers grow in power until they summon a hive fleet.""From this it follows that we must be prepared to turn back such a fleet, should we fail to cull enough of the genestealer cults - and we may not know of our failure; only in eternal vigilance can we have a measure of safety.""And yet the Houses have made agreements to draw down industry, maintaining only the most profitable operations, taking on the minimum cost. So we return to the beginning: the Hives are ill-maintained, the system far from the fortress we would require to turn back another splinter fleet, the Houses in a series of deadlocks, every attempt to build up industry reducing us to little better than a squabble. So - what is to be done first?"
>>2476626+1>"From this it follows that we must be prepared to turn back such a fleet, should we fail to cull enough of the genestealer cults - and we may not know of our failure; only in eternal vigilance can we have a measure of safety."Do we perform genetic tests for screening?
>>2476640That costs money. We perform investigations and shoot people with guns, or at least the Imperium does. I was thinking we might come up with a better solution.
>>2476650no ability to get food, rations, or decent jobs above menial or day laborers without getting themselves tested on their own dime.
>>2477063What dime? Most Imperial citizens don't even own themselves.
>>2477083Then how do they pay taxes?They get a job.You constantly insisting that everything costs money for every choice will only slow down the quest and at worst, make the QM penalize us when it could be a relatively free action/choice.Try to get a hold of your autism, or just keep posting pictures of you slapping your face.
>>2477134>Underhive residents paying taxes in anything but labor, if at all, given the situation>Insisting that spess-feudalism with a marginalized, penniless peasant class majority doesn't exist in 40k>Failing to read the part of >>2464780 where OP said that >lack of funding in turn affects all government services from the clean water distribution system to supply deficits in the House Guard>all government services>ALLIt's not my fault you're not reading. Stop telling me to have badwrongfun and I won't call you a fucking retard for getting frustrated with the situation, failing to come up with an imaginative solution, and then derping about autism.
>>2477163There you go again, its not the situation that's annoying, its your attitude to other players. Your solution is browbeat others who don't agree to your way of things.
>>2477176>calls autism>accuses of fun ruination>calls discussion browbeating when others get their way>claims others' attitude is badYeah, no.
When you post about "breaking cannon or lore" by not adhering to everyday business in universe, you derogate and imply insults to prove your point.We all know how horrible and unpleasant life can be for the average person in the Imperium. That is the norm, and often status quo. There are of course exceptions to this, which is not very often, but 40k universe is huge and diverse enough to accommodate these exceptions in some number in varying degrees. That is not to say that we cannot be an exception, we not only can but MUST in order to survive, otherwise the quest does not go any further than with us being eaten by bushmeat.If we continue the status quo or not allow ourselves try and make necessary changes, we will be wiped out due to this existential threat or another on this locked in path. Thus we not only need to be the exception but choose to not be the norm so we can break free from this future. We are in a position to make the necessary changes and have to power to enforce it and make it our law, our norm, our future.
>>2477339>>2477134>>2477163>>2477339So we either pay the Underhive residents so they can afford said tests, or we make government programs, which includes the funding they would've gotten had they given taxes? If they're slaves, serfs, or indentured servants, then they're still generating income as human capital.We should include the genetic tests once we can, Tyranid fleet is approaching soon and I’d rather not miss genestealer cults because we were feeling cheap. Supposedly they’ve infiltrated further than other criminals could have.>>2477339>If we continue the status quo or not allow ourselves try and make necessary changes, we will be wiped out due to this existential threat or another on this locked in path. Thus we not only need to be the exception but choose to not be the norm so we can break free from this future. We are in a position to make the necessary changes and have to power to enforce it and make it our law, our norm, our future.What changes to the status quo are you suggesting?
>>2477596In how citizens are viewed and treated, to how social and political classes are formed. Including allowing some economic and political mobility between classes if they prove worthy of course.
There's at least twenty billion people in the underhive/lower hive that are unemployed, probably homeless, and vulnerable to cult coercion. Testing them all by the time the hive fleet gets here may not be feasible, but we have cult activity now.We have an on-world inquisitorial fortress and admech biologis divisio. Asking them to help devise a strategy to root out the cults and supporting them with resources is a better way to go than paying for twenty billion tests in Hive Canton alone.Barring a massive upswing in armed personnel loyal to the House, law enforcement, and materiel (which we can't directly increase too much without violating agreements with other Houses), setting the redemptionists in Canton on the other gangs and cults and telling the PDF, Shield of Canton, and general populace to get the fuck out of the way is probably good insofar as it might reduce the numbers of all opposing forces and flush out the genestealers. The risk of collateral damage should be reduced by approaching the inquisition and asking them if it is feasible to infiltrate the cult and exert some control over it.The best outcome for the redemptionists is likely to be used by our government as an instrument against the other criminal elements and then be subtly or forcibly converted into a sanguinary death cult that can be further applied to root out problem elements while a new political status quo is reached.
>>2477339>derogateWhen you post complaints that someone else read the QM's posts and is working from them, you're the one derogating.>imply insultsThis is hate speech against 4chan posters.
>>So it’s agreed genestealers are the big problem with Pethus?You hold up your hands "It is known well enough to any governor - and your families are all responsible for planetary governance in this system - that genestealers grow in power until they summon a hive fleet."“Of course, that’s why the Ordo Xenos has been here for so long” Ellya rolls her eyes."From this it follows that we must be prepared to turn back such a fleet, should we fail to cull enough of the genestealer cults - and we may not know of our failure; only in eternal vigilance can we have a measure of safety.""And yet the Houses have made agreements to draw down industry, maintaining only the most profitable operations, taking on the minimum cost. So we return to the beginning: the Hives are ill-maintained, the system far from the fortress we would require to turn back another splinter fleet, the Houses in a series of deadlocks, every attempt to build up industry reducing us to little better than a squabble. So - what is to be done first?"Silence. Then all speak at once. “Purge the cults!”>Okay, let's try a different approach(continue)>Well this is a dry hole(end)Let's keep things civil here
I forgot their names so I'll go by nicknames.Ellya I hope won't follow after her father footsteps and set aside house fueding incase of a future give fleet.Drunkyshy has a good head on her shoulders.Dancer us a badass.Right back to the quest>>2478205So some of them might be experiencing all or a few of our problems? Gene-stealer cultists, low industry, high poverty, lots of gangs, mutants and tribal. Anyone got any plans or their own theories to deal with the personal issues of their own hive? I know Ellya could probably take over her house if she really wanted to.Fuck I hope I'm asking ok questions.
>>2478205>Okay, let's try a different approach(continue)So if any of them can follow the next bit they're smart enough to marry, and if they can give good advice, they're worth forming a personal alliance with:"Very well. I beg your indulgence here: let us say efforts are made to purge the cults, and the system returns to the business of meeting the tithe due in about a year's time - a tithe that removes battle-ready men and war materiel from the system, leaving us worse off should a hive fleet arrive. We will still not know if the cults manage to call a fleet, and we are most vulnerable to this risk during a purge.""In short: should we fail to prevent a cult from calling a fleet, we may not know of it. If measures are being taken to purge the cults and meet the tithe, it follows that we must still do more to prepare the system for a contingency.""This is, again, where there seems to be a problem - agreements between the houses prevent the build-up of industry, even when that industry enabled us to stave off a hive fleet two centuries ago. The agreements are in place to ensure profit, short-sighted as it may be for the long-term safety of the system. This is understandable - Imperial Houses are by their nature in need of security. They have traded security on this world for the financial sort in crafting these agreements.""I welcome your input in resolving this conflict between profit-seeking for financial security and the long-term risk to all our existence posed by a lack of industry and military build-up. Have you any thoughts on the matter?"
>>2478205>Okay, let's try a different approach(continue)"Okay, alternative question. Let's assume we do manage to remove the cults from our hives, be it in controlled and limited actions or a massive purge, what should our next move be?An argument can be made that we should focus immediately on eliminating the external threats to our hives, those that live in the wastes as well as the bands of pirates, yet as Elenhore and Miljna have stated, focus must be brought to ensuring stability, and thus support, in the hives by providing employment and necessities to the people of the hives.If we leave the external threats alone, they will prove a constant drain on our resources, attacking trade between hives and launching raids into hives when they are bold. Yet if we fail to relieve the people of their unemployment and poor conditions, they will quickly return to their current ways of cults and gangs rendering all of our efforts there null or leaving us in a worse position than before, given the likelihood of damage to key facilities in the large scale cleansing that we perform."
>>2477134>>2477163>>2477176>>2477199>>2477339>>2477596>>2477782>>2477824>>2477833I skipped a majority of this. Are we still going to consider our adoptive grandpa's advice and create jobs before we do any taxing? Dad did say we need to work our way from the bottom to the top.>>2478305I still think we should hold off the marrying thing for another day. I'm a little worried that we might appear full of ourself by proclaiming who we want to marry and junk.Is a tithe a thing each system offers to the Imperium?Why not make allies of all of them? inb4 grimdark political harem. I'm kidding though.
>>2477833Now you just making no sense.>>2478205Have them all overlap in production of basic necessities then move up to specializing their industries, such as tanks, guns, ships, and planes. We can probably have them all follow a common pattern with ships. Can never have too many ships.>>2478327So long as both get done in the end.I don't think we have to get married right away, but sooner is better, so we can cement alliances and leverage positions.
>>2478327>I skipped a majority of this. Are we still going to consider our adoptive grandpa's advice and create jobs before we do any taxing? Dad did say we need to work our way from the bottom to the top.To my understanding we are going to hire a bunch more administration staff from the unemployed hive-folk to work through the massive taxation backlog.>I still think we should hold off the marrying thing for another day. I'm a little worried that we might appear full of ourself by proclaiming who we want to marry and junk.To be fair, they are aware of what is expected of them and what is expected of us. Us getting them all here and everything we even stated was entirely to see what they were really like. Us saying we're evaluating the different potential partners or declaring which one we want is expected.>Is a tithe a thing each system offers to the Imperium?Yep. Different systems tithe different things and at different amounts based off their resources, skills and size.>Why not make allies of all of them?We will be "allies" in terms of all serving the imperium. However they all do represent different interests and groups meaning they'll want different things eventually.>>2478337>move up to specialising their industries, such as tanks, guns, ships, and planes.Inadvisable. Hives must become self-sufficient in order to repel the Tyrannid fleet and it's subsequent ground invasion. Limitation in terms of military products in each hive problematic when supply lines are likely to be interrupted if not outright disrupted.Short term having each hive focus on restarting production of a single product instead of each dividing efforts between all products could work, might result in greater efficiency in restoration and production. Long term all must be able to produce anything they need however.
>>2478269>EllyaSounds like she already has some disagreement with the old man and is open to being redirected.>DrunkyshyMilnja is pretty gud and might have strategic experience leading a nation at war. She might not be accepted by the nobility we'll have to rub shoulders with constantly to get shit done so it's a trade off.>DancerWenka is not just a badass but a borderline assassin. Lord Pogron trying to get us to marry her without mentioning this gives me cause for suspicion - he might have wanted to put a killer in our bed, then sought to end us and gain power over our house. We'll need to know more about our relationship to House Damva-Oom to figure out if that's a risk.>So some of them might be experiencing all or a few of our problems?>Anyone got any plans or their own theories to deal with the personal issues of their own hive?Glad you're thinking along these lines.They kind of answered them.Ellya wants to run everything and purge the fuck out of all the underhives.Milnja wants to wage a more discerning campaign against the cults and criminal elements to minimize collateral damage.Leerana advocates an aggressive approach to the cults because buying their friendship failed.Elenhore wants to improve the lives of hive dwellers enough to inspire loyalty and social cohesion.Wenka has not stated any opinion and probably has no experience managing things at a House level.Who we pick is going to affect our long-term policy outlay.>>2478327>consider our adoptive grandpa's adviceBromwell advised us to find skilled workers to improve the tax division and anything else we wanted to staff. He didn't tell us to create jobs as far as I can tell. He told us to create a new division of government in the hive to act as headhunters for skilled labor.>Dad did say we need to work our way from the bottom to the topHe said to work from the underhive and lower hive where the poor live up to the mid-hive and spires where the rich live. Working from the bottom to restore services makes sense to avoid getting sidetracked by the private interests and rich up-hive.>we should hold off the marrying thing>we might appear full of ourself by proclaiming who we want to marry and junkHey, THEY all came to US as suitors seeking a wedding. Our father's plan involved using political marriages to create strong house alliances. And we're not just gonna declare it and order a marriage. We can court the suitors we find useful. It's a totally normal thing in the neo-feudal setting. Plus there's the dowry, by which I mean loot.
>>2478327>Is a tithe a thing each system offers to the Imperium?The Emperor ordered all worlds to tithe some combination of men, war materials, psykers, and food to aid the war effort.The Administratum sets the expected amount, called the tithe grade. Our tithe is collected on a system basis because one of our clever ancestors offered to take on all the responsibility in exchange for being the de facto leader of the system. Which means it's our ass if we fuck up, and governors that fuck up get huge fleets pointed at them, or incredibly deadly 'the palace is a smoking crater' assassins, or inquisitors authorized to exterminate all life on the world. We shouldn't fuck up.Our system contains seven houses, counting ours. Each house runs a planet and each house owns a hive complex on our planet which contains billions of people. They all have the same rights and level of power we do. They all run different parts of the operation that allows us to meet the tithe and protect the system. Every house is crucial to normal functioning, powerful, and cannot be pissed off past a certain point.We're the only ones responsible for providing the tithe at the end of the day though.>Why not make allies of all of them?They're already our allies, on a certain level. We've worked together for millenia or centuries. Over time, though, the Houses gutted their own operations to cut costs and maximize profits, and in 40k an ally is just as good as a rival.If our house proves weak or unable to exert power correctly, they'll be all too happy to absorb it. Maybe by killing us off and inheriting the house, maybe in a House War, maybe by forcing a political marriage and steadily making our minor house vassals more loyal to them than us.
>>2478355Well yes, they would be self sufficient by producing basic necessities like ammo, basic lasguns or stubbers, and food. Its when things reach the point of building ships or aircraft that they tend to require specialized labor that often seem to be lacking outside of the admech.I'm suggesting some areas be more geared for building tanks and aircraft than others so as to not spread out that skilled work force, unless we have enough skilled workers to fill most of the requirements.
>>2478337>Have them all overlap in production of basic necessities then move up to specializing their industriesWe can't just order them around, they're independent houses. There are long-standing agreements on who makes what that de-industrialized the hives. I'm trying to see how to get everyone to agree to set those agreements aside.>shipsShips can take a long fucking time to build. Like decades or centuries. We'd probably be more successful refitting ships or restoring salvageable wrecks/damaged vessels in the next seven years than building new ones.>>2478355>To my understanding we are going to hire a bunch more administration staff from the unemployed hive-folk to work through the massive taxation backlogYep. And dat money will help get all the other programs going.>We will be "allies" in terms of all serving the imperium. However they all do represent different interests and groups meaning they'll want different things eventually.Glad someone grasps this problem.
>>2478355>>2478377>restarting productionWe could start by building things that are easily convertible and useful for rebuilding further infrastructure and use the PDF as a kind of National Guard style service to help in reconstruction.I expect we can manage to construct the Atlas, Cyclops, possibly the Hades breaching drill, Land Crawler, Sentinel powerlifter, Trojan support vehicle, and Goliath truck and mining vehicle patterns.We can use them to further hive reconstruction, renovate the condemned manufactora to open more factories, and then convert most of them to military use with simple refits afterward.
>>2478382Well I'm saying that is our goal we hope to accomplish, not what we outright say to them.I'd like to understand the details in the agreements made to draw down industry, and hopefully we can reverse it with a gradual "draw up". If we do it slowly and controlled while watching for and dealing with any disputes or problems that arise, hopefully most of the parties can walk away satisfied.>shipsWhat about lunar class ships, or the possibility of designing a scaled down half kilometer lunar type inspired custom ship?>>2478393>use the PDF as a kind of National Guard style service to help in reconstruction.Like form a seabees sort of construction unit or have soldiers double as builders?
>>2478205I have a question. So Lord Ozman of House Nellon is responsible for providing tech barbarians and weapons to the tithe, is that correct? Well what about vehicles? Do any house or planet specialized in the production, retrofitting, or salvaging of vehicles and space jets or whatever you call them?
>>2478459I'm not too sure about using the PDF for construction units. They'll be preoccupied , or they are preoccupied with all the gangs, mutants and tribal. They're already spread thin as it is.
>>2478459It's like what grandpa said. Run people though screenings or tests and what not to determine who is capable of what.
>>2478377>Well yes, they would be self sufficient by producing basic necessities like ammo, basic lasguns or stubbers, and food. Its when things reach the point of building ships or aircraft that they tend to require specialized labor that often seem to be lacking outside of the admech.Somewhat true. Spacecraft production beyond System Defence Force vessels is primarily reserved to the Admech. Aircraft are complicated, many designs are produced by non-admech groups in the imperium but more advanced designs are only made by them.>I'm suggesting some areas be more geared for building tanks and aircraft than others so as to not spread out that skilled work force, unless we have enough skilled workers to fill most of the requirements.Refer to my reasoning for complete self-sufficiency in each hive. Tyrannids isolated each hive in prior invasion, will do so again. Each hive must be able to stand alone in order to resist and last.>>2478382>Yep. And dat money will help get all the other programs going.Correct. Plans for investment?>Glad someone grasps this problem.Familiar problem from other quests. Good to be recognised.>>2478393>We could start by building things that are easily convertible and useful for rebuilding further infrastructure and use the PDF as a kind of National Guard style service to help in reconstruction.Agreed.>I expect we can manage to construct the Atlas, Cyclops, possibly the Hades breaching drill, Land Crawler, Sentinel powerlifter, Trojan support vehicle, and Goliath truck and mining vehicle patterns.Likely given prior described industrial capability. Would advise that breaching drill is much less likely.>We can use them to further hive reconstruction, renovate the condemned manufactora to open more factories, and then convert most of them to military use with simple refits afterward.Assuming it proves needed and possible to do so, I support your concept.>>2478459>What about lunar class ships, or the possibility of designing a scaled down half kilometer lunar type inspired custom ship?Could commission imperial defence monitors. Craft that primarily focus on offensive and defensive capacity in return for a decrease in mobility.warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Defence_MonitorEfficient use of our resources given we are focused purely on defending our system. Low mobility not a hindrance, arguably a benefit.
>>2478474Well I don't mind having a construction unit within the PDF. I'd rather have a civil service type of organization that utilizes masses of manpower for large building projects or a purpose made department for building and making stuff, but so long as we can meet our security needs, then why not?>>2478481Well encouraging merit based promotion and advances could help.>>2478494I'm mostly talking about planet based aircraft, so we can probably get away with that.Well if we have no limitations like not enough skilled workers or logistics and supply not being a problem then sure, let them crank out the most of whatever they can. Otherwise, stockpiling weapons, combat vehicles and supplies in each hive would help solve that problem.
>>2478465Ozman Nellon provides guns. Grent Bellendrast provides the techno-barbarians through the gladiatorial contests. The AdMech is typically tithed to produce vehicles, though we may produce limited runs if our tithe is for mechanized regiments specifically. However, as Dad mentioned us raising Pethan Wild Fighters as regiments, which may compare to the Drookian Fen Guard they may just be beast-mounted rough riders for all we know. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Drookian_Fen_GuardMore information needed.>>2478474They're currently likely to just be sitting around a training base doing nothing because we're not funding anything, including their gear. And the national service function we need will mostly consist of patrolling and pacifying hives for combat experience, logistics like ferrying supplies and food to construction sites which is useful war experience because logistics decides wars, and protecting the AdMech adepts doing the construction while providing labor.Besides, we're going to have to recruit a fuckton more PDF anyway.>>2478481The Divisio we create for this will mostly be asking millions of homeless, impoverished hive residents if they can help with shit and press-ganging the rest, at this rate. We still need to get either control or permission to industrialize enough to put most of those people to work.
>>2478459>What about lunar class ships, or the possibility of designing a scaled down half kilometer lunar type inspired custom ship?Cruisers can take more time than we have to construct from the ground up.We might down-convert a ship the navy's looking to retire but getting it is a game in itself.Our best bet is salvage, buyouts from bankrupt houses, and making allies of rogue traders with fleets. Maybe a space hulk we can take apart will come out of the warp, or we can go to a nearby ship graveyard and start fixing shit, but that's all going to require a LOT of intense work.The easiest way to get more ships is to play politics and ensure we have naval support when the time comes. Then we don't have to build them ourselves.>Like form a seabees sort of construction unit or have soldiers double as builders?see>>2478509>They're currently likely to just be sitting around a training base doing nothing because we're not funding anything, including their gear. And the national service function we need will mostly consist of patrolling and pacifying hives for combat experience, logistics like ferrying supplies and food to construction sites which is useful war experience because logistics decides wars, and protecting the AdMech adepts doing the construction while providing labor.Most of the work will have to be done by trained individuals. The AdMech staff attached to the PDF can be a help, as can local AdMech from the installations throughout the system and anyone else that knows what they're doing. We just need to convince them to help. The rest of the work will involve plenty of simple labor, which we can throw PDF and hivers at.
>>2478465>Well what about vehicles? Do any house or planet specialised in the production, retrofitting, or salvaging of vehicles and space jets or whatever you call them?Vehicles potentially unneeded for troops. Consider following regiments that don't use vehicles: http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Anthonian_Tunnel_Ratshttp://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Kanak_Skull_Takershttp://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Truskan_Snowhoundshttp://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Tanith_First_and_OnlyAs for houses specialising in production of vehicles, possible. House that produces weapons may also manage vehicle production?>>2478507>I'm mostly talking about planet based aircraft, so we can probably get away with that.Certainly possible.>Well if we have no limitations like not enough skilled workers or logistics and supply not being a problem then sure, let them crank out the most of whatever they can. Otherwise, stockpiling weapons, combat vehicles and supplies in each hive would help solve that problem.True but stockpiles deplete and storing that much war material may cause problems.
>>2478494>Somewhat true. Spacecraft production beyond System Defence Force vessels is primarily reserved to the Admech. Aircraft are complicated, many designs are produced by non-admech groups in the imperium but more advanced designs are only made by them.QM has stated that upgrading manufactora to produce more complex objects will reduce efficiency and production speed.>complete self-sufficiency in each hiveWith you there.>Correct. Plans for investment?Exhaustive analysis upcoming. The behavior of the other families is a factor so I recommend we keep taking their temperature on how to unify the Houses politically here, could use your support with that here >>2478305I'm in agreement with you here >>2478318 on general principles, just don't want to stray from asking these house scions what they want to do about the political disunity, the agreements to not industrialize, etc>Would advise that breaching drill is much less likely.Hey, OP gave us the laser destroyer and I ain't giving up on that shit without some serious objection. Hold out some hope for the drill.>Assuming it proves needed and possible to do so, I support your concept.A preliminary look at the stats and the interdependent problems of the hives suggest it is necessary.The homeless have nowhere to live and limited food and water because facilities are in need of refit, repair, and expansion. Thus we need to start by building things to reopen and renovate manufactora just to build more things to enable us to open more manufactora and iterate until we're much more able to meet the needs of the situation/populace.>defense monitorssee >>2478520Political solutions resulting in loaned fleets may be a better option.
>>2478507>if we have no limitations like not enough skilled workers or logistics and supply not being a problemAll of these are current problems. I'm not certain people appreciate how fucked our hives are after two centuries of selling off the infrastructure and laying off the workers and generally letting it all rot.
>>2478520Well I think if we do things right we can get at least 1 ship out of each capable hive before the 7 year deadline. Doesn't have to be cruiser sized does it? Even a bunch of small frigates is a decent boost.I'd still like to advocate for specially designed ships that are half the size of regular 40k naval ships to cut down on cost, material, and time. Then again, maybe we should just pay other shipyards to produce it for us while we focus on other things.>>2478531>True but stockpiles deplete and storing that much war material may cause problems.Well its the only solution we have available right now.If there is one thing I think all hives should stockpile and produce, its making that toxin that make Tyrianids edible. Maybe make special Toxin guns to shoot them with, an see if they drop dead or turn to BBQ..... Say, don't we have Tyrianids in our north or south pole?
>>2478559>specially designed shipsSounds like tech-heresy. We can just use escort ships and q-ships if we really want a fleet of small, weak vessels. We need to know what our shipyard's capabilities are.I'm more interested in, say, coating our most effective troops in this http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Infiltriol_Enameland then sending them in to murder synapse creatures to disorganize the tyranids. That's the kind of process we can ask our local AdMech genetors and magos biologis to try and make in seven years, assuming they can get it ready by practicing on local tyranids and then formulating a new batch for the hive fleet if it's a different strain (which it probably will be).
When we gonna wife up some nobles?
>>2478305Supportan this post.
>>2478555>QM has stated that upgrading manufactora to produce more complex objects will reduce efficiency and production speed.True but I think he also stated that we could increase the size of our manufactories to enable more production.>With you there.Good.>The behavior of the other families is a factor so I recommend we keep taking their temperature on how to unify the Houses politically here, could use your support with that here>on general principles, just don't want to stray from asking these house scions what they want to do about the political disunity, the agreements to not industrialize, etcUnderstood. Your response has my support so long as we eventually use mine.>Hey, OP gave us the laser destroyer and I ain't giving up on that shit without some serious objection. Hold out some hope for the drill.Fair enough but I'd be more interested in getting advanced artillery and air-support options.>The homeless have nowhere to live and limited food and water because facilities are in need of refit, repair, and expansion. Thus we need to start by building things to reopen and renovate manufactora just to build more things to enable us to open more manufactora and iterate until we're much more able to meet the needs of the situation/populace.True. Problem is made worse by us lacking control of other hives. Meaning that we may fail to prepare the other hives for the fleets arrival if we are unable to get the other houses help.>Political solutions resulting in loaned fleets may be a better option.True but our father mentioned that priorly used assets for the last invasion aren't around anymore. Specifically in regards to the fleet. Doubtful we'll get enough chances to grab more to make a difference there. Focus should be on surviving until relief can arrive.>>2478579When OP continues / finishes writing.
>>2478569Not if we found this totally original STC hardcopy from a passing rouge trader, and won't share it with anyone!
>>2478586>Your response has my support so long as we eventually use mineI have no problem asking them about the air pirates and all that. I'd rather use them as an opportunity to recruit new assets than wipe them out. Suggested plan in development.>increase the size of our manufactories to enable more productionThat's a long-term process. Initial focus on just reopening them will be a help.>advanced artillery and air-support optionsVultures and valks are cool. I don't know what kind of arty support you're looking for, hydras?>True. Problem is made worse by us lacking control of other hives. Meaning that we may fail to prepare the other hives for the fleets arrival if we are unable to get the other houses help.Hence my priorities.>True but our father mentioned that priorly used assets for the last invasion aren't around anymore. Specifically in regards to the fleet. Doubtful we'll get enough chances to grab more to make a difference there. Focus should be on surviving until relief can arrive.If we strike up relationships with Rogue Traders, the segmentum battlefleet, and our sub-sector governor as well as whatever space marine legions are interested we may get somewhere.If the Sable Swords are sending a company they're sending a Strike Cruiser. Codex chapter standard procedure.
>>2478599>fake an STC>on-world AdMech>on-world Inquisitionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc97pGwseRI
>>2478600>I have no problem asking them about the air pirates and all that. I'd rather use them as an opportunity to recruit new assets than wipe them out. Suggested plan in development.Eh, if we can recruit them they might be useful but I'd point out that a fair few of the pirates are ex-imperial guard that abandoned the imperium. They may well do so again against the tyrannids.>That's a long-term process. Initial focus on just reopening them will be a help.Certainly.>Vultures and valks are cool. I don't know what kind of arty support you're looking for, hydras?Hydras, earthshakers and anything else we can get our hands on. Engaging the tyrannids from a range is the best method.>Hence my priorities.Logical. Just saying we're in a shit position but we've been in worse.>Ship stuffTrue but I worry that they'd be too few or take too long to arrive to be worth mentioning.>>2478606kek.
>>2478606Fake? HOW DARE YOU...-You-you Heretic!What if we hid them on some ruins and hope for them to be found?
>>2478606>>2478623We could find some more extreme or tech-heretical members, there's bound to be some in the woodworks.>>2478481We could ignore what adoptive gramps said and carve our own path.
>>2478269>>2478305"Very well” you sigh. “I beg your indulgence here” you produce a bottle of repto-feed and place a few beads of the stuff on the table. “Let us say efforts are made to purge the cults, and the system returns to the business of meeting the tithe due in about a year's time - a tithe that removes battle-ready men and war materiel from the system” you remove some beads and place them back in the bottle. “leaving us worse off should another threat arrive.” You produce Nibbles, your father’s pet Ergosian Snapper, from your shoulder and place it on the table. It changes its skin color to the table’s wooden finish, devours the food beads on the table, and climbs back up your sleeve, changing to the color of your robes and becoming indistinguishable from the puffed shoulder fur of your jacket. “We will still do not know if the cults manage to call a fleet, and we are most vulnerable to this risk during a purge. In short: should we fail to prevent a cult from calling a fleet, we may not know of it. If measures are being taken to purge the cults and meet the tithe, it follows that we must still do more to prepare the system for a contingency. This is, again, where there seems to be a problem - agreements between the houses prevent the build-up of industry, even when that industry enabled us to stave off a hive fleet two centuries ago. The agreements are in place to ensure profit, short-sighted as it may be for the long-term safety of the system. This is understandable - Imperial Houses are by their nature in need of security. They have traded security on this world for the financial sort in crafting these agreements.""I welcome your input in resolving this conflict between profit-seeking for financial security and the long-term risk to all our existence posed by a lack of industry and military build-up. Have you any thoughts on the matter?"“Make njew charters” Milnja says. “One that lets all Hives work. All have manjifactorum, all can make own weapon-”“And strangle Hive Barun’s source of income?” Ellya interrupts. Milnja shakes her head.“Each Hive produces different weapons so no one disrupt anyone else. Slow start with basics, then we all start making the different thjings for the PDF and Gjardsmen when it becomes easjer to see which Hive is best equipped for producing what. I know Barite is gud at making Knight systems, as before he shut down his manjifacturms, House Bellendrast supported the Sarmon Family with parts to build an’ maintain our Knights. Does Barun not have other ways for making profit?”
>>2479064“No, we shut down other facilities not dedicated to weapons manufacturing. The expenses for restarting them will be astronomical, not just in terms of money, but manpower and changes to infrastructure of Hive Barun.”“All Hives will need to change” Elehnore nods. “From what the Lord Governor says, it seems we need every Hive to be self-sufficient. Rather than being the sole manufacturer of a supply, each Hive should diversify and search for other means of seeking profit that will benefit the Houses and system as a whole. I had been looking into means of introducing crops that might lead to larger harvests and put to use segments of our Agri-World that haven’t been used until now because they held no value.”Wenka interjects “That solves profits, but it doesn’t address safety. In case you haven't noticed Lord” she turns to you. “Every hive still suffers from the last invasion even today. Entire sections of the Hive that were cut off during the war now have tribes of barbarian humans that fight with the Arbites and PDF on a regular bases, holding our own life support systems hostage as they squat in them. Gangs still rule the underhives, and their agents terrorize those above them with bomb attacks and raids. “And that’s just Pethus” Milnja agrees. “What you want sounds like you want to rebjuild the entire seestem and every world has its...its...probloms?”, she says the last word, unclear if it’s the right High Gothic term. “I say we focus first on Pethus. It is the capitjal of the seestem.”
Yeesh what happened while I was gone?
>>2479105 Autistic reeeing, over nothing productive. I almost feel like i'm back home on /tg/
>>2479068Oh yeah, forgot the last bit>Yes, I am. The system relies on Pethus far more than Pethus on the system. Improve Pethus, and the other worlds follow.(Continue)>That I am. I thank you for your input and your time ladies. If you will excuse me, I have much to think about(end)
>>2479141>Yes, I am. The system relies on Pethus far more than Pethus on the system due to the current chartiers in place. Improve Pethus, and the other worlds follow. once the genestealers and Nid fleet have been dealt with we can rewrite all of these.(Continue)
>>2479141>>Yes, I am. The system relies on Pethus far more than Pethus on the system. Improve Pethus, and the other worlds follow.(Continue)It's where most off-worlders will go.
>>2479105I think we're getting somewhere productive in discussion. Get ready for PLANS.>>2479141"Perthus can serve as a testbed for cooperation and growth. If we can improve Perthus, the system may well follow."
>>2479148>>2479163>>2479630Inquisitor Reina told your father about the coming Hive fleet. And your father told you. As far as you can tell, only you, Reina, and possibly Bromwell know that the Fleet is coming. It has occured to you, that maybe you can tell these women that another fleet is coming. However you don’t know how they, or how their Houses will react. Will they tell the populace? Will that start a panic? Will the genestealers start rebelling in full force once the secret is out? How far do their cults extend? To even the Trade houses? You stop yourself. “Yes, I am. The system relies on Pethus far more than Pethus on the system due to the current chartiers in place. Improve Pethus, and the other worlds follow.”Decision time. Do you tell these s another fleet is coming? Or will you trust this secret with only your brides to be?>Tell them [How will you tell them?]>Don't tell them.
>>2479694>Don't tell them.I don't think we can deal with the panic and the power-grabbing and the bullshit that telling them would cause at this point.Plus the Inquisition would want to have a short, curt conversation with us.
>>2479694don't tell themway too early
>>2479694>Don't tell them.
>>2479694>Tell them [How will you tell them?]I'm not like the other wordy anon's. How to break it to them? Well we can outright tell them that we have seven years time before the next hive fleet arrives. We can tell them about the gene-cultists possibly rebelling in full force if they found out i.e. inform the populace. They might panic a little, but at least they'll be more focused towards reinforcing the system instead of making grabs for worthless stuff like honor or prestige?
>>2479824The downside if you're wrong is not good. Planets go full retard in fear of Tyranid invasion. People like the major house families can simply get in their cruisers and leave if they want to. They can betray us for a leg up in politics. They can wreck our shit.Seems like a bad trade-off for a little motivation we can get in other ways.
No. The Inquisitor keeping it secret must have its reasons, and it isn't up to you to spread it further without their consent.The women nod, varying level of comprehension on their faces. Milnja smiles at you, approval clear as day. Ellya is as unreadable as ever, while Elehnore looks at you with...possibly respect. Leenara seems more apathetic than anything else, the conversation having only the faintest effect on her. Wenka seems more lost than anything else, the talk of infrastructure and economy confusing her.You attempt to think of something else to say before the silence gets awkward>[Write in next question]>Thanks them for their time and let them go, then call in Bromwell
>>2479968>[Write in next question]Lets say you not choose for cementing a political alliance between houses. How would you go about improve relations and inter house co-operation? Would you bother at that point?last part is optional to add. Doesn't need to be phrased this exact way.
>>2479968>Thanks them for their time and let them go, then call in BromwellI can't think of anything else to do. Why are we calling in Bromwell? Are we skipping forward?
>>2479984If we ask them directly, they're just going to lie - especially when their competition is here.We should ask them what the most important trait in a Govenor is, and who (beside themselves) out of the girls here would be best positioned to support us. This will either reveal flaws in themselves (such as not perceptive or dishonest); or provide additional beneficial information about the other girls.
>>2480378Well we can speak to all of them alone when we can sometime afterwards, one on one.We can go with your idea, I just want to squeeze in one last question before we move on. Maybe dance with a few of the girls afterwards.
>>2479968>[Write in next question]>>2480381>>2480378>>2480302>>2479984So since this anon >>2478617 supported my question I'm gonna support his. It's a good question. It was right here >>2478318Reads roughly as follows:"Let's assume we do manage to remove the cults from our hives, be it in controlled and limited actions or a massive purge, [and setting aside the question of Hive reconstruction], what should our next move be?""An argument can be made that [an immediate focus should include] eliminating the external threats to our hives, those that live in the wastes as well as the bands of pirates, yet as Elenhore and Miljna have stated, focus must be brought to ensuring stability, and thus support, in the hives by providing employment and necessities to the people of the hives.""If we leave the external threats alone, they will prove a constant drain on our resources, attacking trade between hives and launching raids into hives when they are bold. Yet if we fail to relieve the people of their unemployment and poor conditions, they will quickly return to their current ways of cults and gangs rendering all of our efforts there null or leaving us in a worse position than before, given the likelihood of damage to key facilities in the large scale cleansing that we perform."
>>2480378>We should ask them what the most important trait in a Govenor is, and who (beside themselves) out of the girls here would be best positioned to support us. >This will either reveal flaws in themselves (such as not perceptive or dishonest); or provide additional beneficial information about the other girls.I like this. I support combining it with this question >>2480410
>>2480414+1>>2479708>>2479824>>2479954Ask something related to it in a hypothetical?>>2479968>>[Write in next question]Assuming we were in imminent threat of an invasion, what would the Hives do? Do you think they could be relied upon?
>>2480978>Ask something related to it in a hypothetical?Well, we did. We had that whole discussion about 'if there's cults, there might be a hive fleet coming, wat do?'>Assuming we were in imminent threat of an invasion, what would the Hives do? Do you think they could be relied upon?I mean, right now they're fucking wrecked and full of cults. If the hive fleet showed up right now we wouldn't stand much chance of survival.
>>2480410Not to sound rude, but that's basically a rewording of >>2479064>>2480378Writing now
>>2481324Hey, just doing what I said I'd do. The other anon supported that with the expectation of support in turn. Though it does suggest asking whether external threats are a serious matter.
>>2480378>We should ask them what the most important trait in a Govenor is, and who (beside themselves) out of the girls here would be best positioned to support us."Alright, new question” you state, getting up from your seat. “Something a little more informal” you smile as you place Nibbles back on his perch in the room. “What do you think is the most important trait I have?”“I’m afraid I don’t know you outside what Pogron tells me Lord” Wenka says. “And he does not say much.”“Well what do you think I should have? And who do you think would be in best shape to support that.”“Is this a joke?” Ellya snorts.“Far from it” you chuckle. “I'm going to be married to one of you. Stands to reason I should know more about you and you me otherwise our married life will be quite boring.”A silence. Then, sheepishly Elehnore speaks up. “The fact you are Lord Governor. You are at top, gives you a good view of everything beneath you to see what needs to be fixed.”“I could have said that…” Wenka muttered.“Alright, And who do you think would compliment me best?”Elehnore opens her mouth, then closes it. Then open again. “I can't choose myself?”“No that wouldn't be fair, everyone would choose themselves.”
>>2481390What is this Meme>Tfw waifus elect a supreme waifu for us
>>2481390“Not I” Milnja says. “Really? And who would you choose?” Leerana scoffs.“Ellya” Milnja states flatly. “I know about working mit peeple, she knows more of peeple in Hives. She lived in Hives. I spent much of my life fightjing cultists and heretics in a Knight on open land. I don’t know much about fightjing in a city like the hives.”“Well I can’t say I return the favor” Ellya dismisses. “My vote for your best trait is your youth, gives you a fresh perspective and lets you live long enough to see you implement some very long term plans to get the system working as you want it. As for who would work best with you? Leerana.”“Me?!” Leerana exclaims. Ellya nods “You so desperately want to get off Pethus, to see the rest of the galaxy” she rests her chin on her hands. “But you know damn well your mother will never allow it. Your best bet would be to marry the Governor and see it as his wife traveling the stars. Maybe you can use some of that Rogue trader knowledge you’ve been hoarding to bring out-system trade in to pump some life into these dying worlds. Doubtful, but that would be the best choice for you, as well as you Lord aside from me.”Leerana bristles “Well I find his best trait to be that he can handle his own, enough to where you” she points to Ellya “would be perfect for him. He can reign you in to keep you from being Ozman with tits.”“And what does that imply?” Ellya calmly asks, though her knuckles whiten slightly.Before Leerana can bite, Elehnore speaks. “I suppose, Milnja would be a good candidate to support you. She is experienced in combat and commanding combatants. A perfect match to your governing. You work the administration, and she does the military. A perfect match.” Milnja blushes slightly and plays with her empty wine glass.Wenka nods “But I think his governing abilities would be best having someone to should the burdens of governing. Elehnore has practically been running the Agri worlds in her mother’s stead. If any of us knows how to effectively rule, it would be her.” Now it is Elehnore’s turn to be embarrassed and she smiles slightly.>This has been...informative.(Ask 1 more question)>Uh...Bromwell?(end)
>>2481398Good quest OP. I don’t know much about warhammer so I lurk but good writing.
>>2481558thanks. It's my first quest, and I know I'm still making a lot of mistakes. It's good to know it's still liked.
>>2481787 I like it too, but fucking hell Anon's took this in such a direction. I don't know what the fuck the point of all this was.
>>2481816At this point to see which girl is best to marry before getting to the coronation...and a nasty surprise
>>2481862 Ellya is a genestealer isn't she? Fuck, Time for the Hick girl. >Uh...Bromwell?(end)
>>2481398Thank them for their indulgence, give them gifts, and excuse yourself to speak to Bromwell.
>>2481879>>2482151“Uh...Bromwell?”, you call.The door creaks open, your attendant bearing a tray. “Are you quite finished lord?”“Yes Bromwell, I am quite done. Ladies” you turn the to girls around your table. “It has been a pleasure, I have prepared gifts for you, Bromwell shall hand them to you as you leave. Enjoy the rest of the party.”The girls leave one by one, Leenara and Ellya glaring at each other. Leerana looks angry, but Ellya? If looks could kill…Left alone in the room save Bromwell, and the dull thump of the band playing “The Jovial Imperial”, you turn back to Nibbles who seems to think the drapes are another reptile and has begun threatening it. You pluck the lizard from its perch before it tries to attack the curtains and turn to Bromwell as you let it climb to your shoulder. “Well that was quite a lot of time spent learning a lot and nothing at all.”“You will find most politics can be summed up that way lord. Your father spent a lifetime navigating that on a much larger scale.”“There’s more?”“Oh yes, despite the Trade Senatorum being on Pethus, every House has established a minor House Senatorum on their governed worlds to which your father, and now you, hold an honorary seat. Not that you wield any real power in them, it is more to show the minor Houses of those worlds you value their input, however little they have. Back to matters of marriage...have you selected your Brides to Be?”“Bromwell!”, you smile with mock offense. “Too soon, still too soon!”“You really should make one soon though. Emperor knows the other Houses will not let you think of anything else after coronation except who you will marry. Even Ozman if his mind strays from his missing weapons. So again I ask...have you chosen?”“I might. I don’t see why it’s any reason I need tell you now.” Bromwell shakes his head.“It might very well be. I would like some time to renovate the palace to the needs of whichever Lady, or Ladies Wu-Peyton you will soon share it with.>Honestly I’m waiting until after the coronation(Timeskip)>Give me time, I still need to think on what I’ve learned(continue)[Perform another action while at the Gala, this can be rubbing in with the nobility, pester Bromwell with another inquiry, or get some Governor business done]>Alright, I’ve decided. I will marry [name(s)]
>>2482258Stay single. Girls like dick, miss me with that gay shit also it avoids waifu wars which can kill a quest
>>2482272>also it avoids waifu wars which can kill a quest How are we going to have a waifu war when we're too busy governing?
>>2482279because it’s always a mess when you have to choice which route to go on. Have you ever seen it done well?
>>2482258>Give me time, I still need to think on what I’ve learned(continue)[Perform another action while at the Gala, this can be rubbing in with the nobility, pester Bromwell with another inquiry, or get some Governor business done]Ask Bromwell about House Kotashi-Kreiber. Lady Manaan is a mystery.We also need to talk to that Rogue Trader and meet the AdMech and some other head dudes.Ask the Rogue Trader 1) if he has anything for sale and 2) if he'd be interested in undertaking paid expeditions for us. If he mentions his fleet size, this would be a good thing.
>>2482272Unfortunately, we're in a quest about being space catholic nazi nobles. Political marriage will be part of the quest.>>2482283>Have you ever seen it done well?Yeah, when it's strictly business and/or when the QM makes it clear that the character isn't for fanservice.Also when the QM lets the players set up the other chicks with relevant NPCs so they get their shipping over with and out of their system. Worked really well in Dead King's Quest.
>>2482258>Give me time, I still need to think on what I’ve learned(continue)[Perform another action while at the Gala, this can be rubbing in with the nobility, pester Bromwell with another inquiry, or get some Governor business done]>lets get some GOVERNOR BUISNESS DONE>>2482272>being this retarded when shit like this actually mattersOof, come on now
>itt perfectly good quest devolves into waifu screening for the majority of the threadrip
>>2482360Come back in a thread or two when we're moving on to planetary bureaucracy, you'll love that
>>2482258>Honestly I’m waiting until after the coronation(Timeskip)
Catching up to current posts...>He can reign you in to keep you from being Ozman with tits.Hahahaha!>>2482258>Give me time, I still need to think on what I’ve learned(continue)[Perform another action while at the Gala, this can be rubbing in with the nobility, pester Bromwell with another inquiry, or get some Governor business done]What would rubbing elbows with the nobility or getting some Governor business done entail?So uh. The waifus? I think I'm leaning towards Milnja and Elehnore or Ellya. Milnja is definitely my choice, and im not just saying that because knights are cool as hell.
>>2483112Tbh I would us to choose Milnja and n-not because I find her accent super c-cute or anything.
>>2482289Rogue Trader and Admech sounds like a swell plan.>>2482360Well who do you think we should pick? (Max 2)There's Osman with tits, drunkyshy, farm buricrat, knock off rogue trader, slutty xeno killing Amazon and mystery box.We should really compile a list of all their pros and cons plus marriage mods.
The Pro's and Con's of marrying each waifu. Fill out the template!>>>Ellya>>Pros:>>>>>Cons:>>>>>something noteworthy:>>>>>>Milnja>>Pros:>>>>>Cons:>>>>>something noteworthy:>>>>>>Wenka>>Pros:>>>>>Cons:>>>>>something noteworthy:>>>>>>Elehnore>>Pros:>>>>>Cons:>>>>>something noteworthy:>>>>>>Leerana>>Pros:>>>>>Cons:>>>>>something noteworthy:>>>>>>Manaan>>Pros:>>>>>Cons:>>>>>something noteworthy:>>>What if Manaan and House Kotashi-Kreiber are part of the genestealer cults?
>>2483172>Wasting this much fucking time for a waifuJesus chirst, I see why people say anything like this is terrible now.
why don’t we just hold off for now and see how things develop. if we need to marry someone for a political alliance we can do it later
>>2482289“Give me time Bromwell, I still need to think on what I’ve learned” you say, a little more sharply than you want to but making it clear you don’t want to debate the point. Bromwell slowly nods. “As you wish lord.”You head out into the party, the band switching to the more calm “Shadows of Him on Earth”. >Ask the Rogue TraderSearching through the crowd, you find captain Ressina, the only person in the crowd wearing the captain’s overcoat that carries herself with the responsibility that comes with it. She turns as you approach, smiling amiably.“Lord Governor. Is something the matter?”You give a slight nod in her direction, hands behind your back. “Actually captain, I was hoping to know a few things about you and your profession.”“Scandals already? Well you wouldn’t be the first governor I had to smuggle” she looks at your blank expression. “I joke, I joke.” Something tells you she isn’t.“No but seriously, I was wondering if you had anything for sale. I have suddenly come upon a lot of wealth, more than I thought I’d see in my life. I was wondering if you had anything for sale? Rogue trader tend to have quite the selection.”“We do. Sadly, all my cargo is mundane at the moment. Citrus. Lots of citrus fruit, held in stasis to prevent rot, don’t worry I won’t be selling overripe fruit to your people, that would damage my good standing with House Manaan.”“A shame. Do you normally trade in fruit?” Captain Ressina laughs, a deep throaty laugh. “No. I deal in all manner of goods. Trade has been bad this season though, and I’m hoping to make just a little extra with this run to give my crew the extra compensation they deserve. Year’s take has been particularly rough on them and they need a break. Though I suppose they’ll be getting an extended vacation now.”“Why’s that?”Her expression sours. Your docking overseer saw fit to impound my vessel. Claims genestealers are in my lower decks and my ship was to be quarantined until they could be sure the threat was contained...or the Inquisition finds proof of my heresy.”“Pardon?”“Typical bureaucratic nonsense. I just fought off an Ork pirate raid and what do they do? Assume the gaping hole in the side of the Augustine Nymph and assumes I must be carrying Tyranids. Never mind the obvious damages from a Kill Krooze THEY helped fight off. Never mind I was leaking atmosphere. I think I left a bad impression on someone here and they want me to squirm” She looks at her wine glass. “Why am I telling you this?”“Maybe you’re hoping as Lord Governor I can help you?”“Would you?” “Perhaps” you muse. “In exchange, would you be willing to work for me? Maybe go on a few expeditions for me? Help me tour the system? That sort of thing?”“Lord Governor” she makes a very over-dramatic flourish and a bow. “It would be my honor.”
>>2483411>and meet the AdMechUnfortunately no one from the Mechanicus is attending this gala. You didn’t send them an invitation. Knowing them, and you do since you were about to join them, they would have rejected anyway. They tend to find this sort of thing frivolous and a waste of time. Even the organic members of the Biologis.You make a mental note however to visit the Magos in Hive Canton later after the coronation. >timeskipThis update is gonna take a while so sit back
>>2483416>local cogboys didn't send an Adeptus Mechanicus Emissary to our galaSomeone's not getting their gift basket of holy engine oils!
Update so massive poor OP had a stroke.
>>2484900Actually just a doctor's appointment that went far too long because the doctor forgot I was still waiting.The gala eventually winds down, leaving you alone in the palace with attendants that rarely speak to you directly as they rush about doing their duties. If it wasn’t for Bromwell and his regular games of regicide you would have gone insane. Next week you are roused early from your bed, rushed out of your night clothes and fed a modest breakfast of eggs, sugarbread, and Tinathius smoked sausage(tyranid free). You have exactly ten minutes to enjoy that and your fresh brewed recaff when you are pulled out of your seat by three attendants who place you in front of a man whose face is marinating in beauty cream, taking your measurements, one limb at a time. All the while Bromwell is informing you of your coronation procedures. “Bromwell” you stammer as the man measures your thighs. Bromwell doesn’t seem to be listening. “Now lord, the system has 13 worlds. Pethus, Otana, Doranka, Triam, Quaranta, Tinathius, Agame, Lokris, Almort, Pethus Majoris, Pethus Secundus, Nuvo Bellam, and Lolarlairalleelampristocotsdamn. Don’t ask about the last one just remember the pronunciation. You will need to recite these worlds in order when Markus asks ‘What is your Dominion?’”“Bromwell” you grunt as you are spun around so the man can measure your glutes with a cold instrument you thought looked more like a nightmarish surgical tool.“When the recitation is done, you will hold the Staff of Office in your right hand. The right hand. Don’t forget it must be the right hand. The left will hold the Aquilla of the Emperor’s Blessings. You will need to hold them up until Markus finishes his speech, the one about the history of the Wu-Peyton line. Don’t worry, Barnabus will ensure your coronation coat will have augmented supports in the sleeves should your arms get tired. “But Bromwell” you begin, only to be cut off by the creamed man named Batman is as he squeezes your cheeks and measures your face. “Ifth thifth rirry mephethfurry?”, you manage to spit out between your squished lips.“Yes, the ceremonial garb requires an Icon of faith to be placed over your head. Nathan is needs to measure your head so he may find an appropriate headpiece that will keep the Icon from breaking you neck” Bromwell waves a hand as he consults a book. “Next you will take your rings of office and…”
>>2485007Seven hours of protocol later you trudge exhaustedly back to your bedchamber, collapsing without changing out of your livery. Seven long, grueling hours or marching, recitation, and regurgitation of oaths and promises. And tomorrow you get to do it all again because your coronation is in three days and today was just a practice run. Before sleep takes you, you make a prayer to the Emperor to never wake up.But the Emperor clearly had more.important things to do instead of heeding your prayers. Three days you repeat the same damn thing until you are ready to vomit. You are pretty sure even the Inquisition would think this torture to be too much. Everyday Bromwell gives you another crash course history lesson. Not of anything important, but on the history of every damned ritual in the coronation ceremony and why it is so important to follow it to the letter. If you asked him about anything else, you forget. All knowledge has been pushed out of your head except how many steps you have to take, what hand needs to hold what, so many useless facts you will never need to know about after tomorrow...after tomorrow. Tomorrow is your coronation. You aren't sure you can sleep knowing that. Suddenly you are awake, Bromwell rising you from your bed telling you it is time for practice, coronation is in two days. Throne help you, you’re now dreaming your practice or you’re losing your mind.
>>2485010It seems unfortunately to be the former. Coronation day has come. You are garbed in the 12 ceremonial robes, held in place by an ancestral belt, covered with ancestral gold jewelry and draped with a jacket, cloak, and cape. You cane barely move. Thankfully Batman is, the walking ball of beauty cream, saw this ahead of time and set up your regal clown costume with mechadendrites and supports to move everything for you. You make the traditional 5000 step journey from your palace to the St. Gilles Cathedral, two House guards in gilded uniforms holding the door open as you stride-waddle in, the machines in your robes autocorrecting your moves. You stop right at the inner doors, as is tradition, and daub the holy waters across your face three times with your right hand, and applying another damn on your temple with your left, as you had rehearsed.You then turn and make your way to the Lift of Nobles, presenting your ring of office to the verification terminal, holding it until the cogitator chimes and the doors close, bringing you up above the commoner rows, up above the nobility pews, above the seats of the Houses. Above the Governor’s chamber. The lift open, and you step out, thanking Barnabus and the God-Emperor for the machines in your suit guiding you along the thin walkways that formed the Ecclesiarchal pulpit. Fifteen steps straight. Then turn left and make ten more steps. Turn right. Three steps up. Then turn to face the servo skull holding a pict-streamer that transmitted live to the giant screens placed at every level. Markus approaches you, three servitors trailing behind holding your artifacts. You note with some satisfaction Markus has a handvox with a wire crawling through his robes up to his ear, no doubt someone telling him what he needs to say next. You don't need a reminder, every word you need to say was beaten into your head the last couple of days.
>>2485011“What is your Dominion?”, asked. .. There it is. And here come your lines.“My Dominion as Lord Governor are Pethus of Wu-Peyton, Otana of Nellon…”you recite the lines by heart. Recitation finished, Markus nods and hands you your artifacts, servitors affixing your Icon of faith as he begins his sermon. You tune out the words, the weight of all the sacred gold CRAP cramping your muscles, the thick layers of clothes becoming unbearably hot, so much that you are a lot less angry about the IV tube that was so invasively rammed into your arm before putting it all on. It makes your chances of passing out much less likely and replacing the water you are losing by the bucketful from sweat.Finally. Finally finished, the Bell of St. Gilles tolls nine times, the signal for the masses, commoners, nobles, delegates all to get up and amass outside the cathedral. You hand the artifacts back to the servitors, the Icon unscrewed from your back and headpiece and you back to the Lift, riding down to the Commons floor. Three steps. Three more daubs of sacred water and a sprinkling of holy oil from the altarboy across your hands to allow the multitude of rings on your hands to come off with ease. You step towards the exit and Markus stamps his staff on the floor twice. The doors open and your are staggered by the thunderous cacophony of voices cheering, declaring your name again and again. “Hail Arthur! Hail Arthur!” Over and over. In this moment, you feel complete. Calm. Powerful. Like all the worries of the system aren't there, and the coming Hive Fleet is gone. For this moment you feel like the God Emperor himself.
>>2485015Then your world becomes noise and fire.
>>2485017First thing you hear is chanting. Then a bright light. Is that...are you dying? Has the Emperor called you to his side? Then the soft light becomes the bright glare of a Sadian lamp. You open your eyes slowly, vision swimming. Small mercies, you are out of that stifling suit. Less merciful is where you are. As your eyes focus and brain starts to function, you realize you are in a Medicae facility, a dozen wires and tubes piercing your skin and interfacing with your implants. Orderlies, nurses, and doctors shouting at each other, running to and fro, checking the devices hooked up to you. A dozen Sisters from the Order are singing hymnals of recovery by the left wall. When the first doctor realizes you wake, the room goes silent, the only noise the constant beep of the diagnosticus devices. You push yourself up, nausea rising. You fight it down and sit up. “What. Happened?”, you groan.“An attack lord” one of the medicae informs you.“I could tell. I mean what kind of attack?”“The reports coming in says it was a missile. We are still attempting to discern what exactly, but it was clearly an attempt on your life.”>Any ideas who sent me that ‘gift’?>Contact the Arbites, the Inquisition, I don't care, I need answers now!>Fetch Bromwell. Old man. My aide.
>>2485040>Any ideas who sent me that ‘gift’?
>>2485040>Contact the Arbites, the Inquisition, I don't care, I need answers now!
>>2485040>Fetch Bromwell. Old man. My aide.
>>2485040>>Fetch Bromwell. Old man. My aide.Then the rest of the options.
>and daub the holy watersI thought it said dab>>2485040>Any ideas who sent me that ‘gift’?
What do you guys think of this attempt on Arthur's life? Was it aimed to kill him or scare him? It was kind of ballsy to make an attack during his coronation. Could it be a sign that the attacks do not care? That they want to show that they are a force to be reckoned with? Or are they stupid?Would the citizens and nobles give a damn or not for Authur being injured? Are they saddened, overjoyed?
>>2485040“This attempt on my life has left me scarred and deformed, but I assure you my resolve has never been stronger”
>>2485328>>2485259>Fetch Bromwell. Old man. My aide.The medicae look at each other nervously. “What’s wrong?”, you ask. “Surely it can’t be that hard to find him. How many old men claim to be my aide.”“That’s not the problem lordship” one says. “Then what is it?”, you ask, a chill running through you.“Your palace staff. Your attendants, aides, all of them. They were in the front rows of the crowd. Which was also the closest to the blast...few survived. Those that have are in intensive care and identification is...spotty. I’m afraid chances of this Bromwell being alive are slim, and if they are, their chances of survival less so. I’m sorry.” The weight of the words don't even have a chance to set in before you are distracted by the sounds of arguing outside your chamber. Stampeding in, despite the protests of everyone tending to your injuries, Krent, Marshall, and a man you don't recognize, but by his livery you assume he is a commanding officer of the PDF or House Guard, rush to you. "My lord" the man says. "We have a very serious situation on our hands.""The Hive is in a riot" Marshal pants out, sweat staining his brow. "Rebels everywhere?">"...not now">"...who is leading this rebellion?">"...how far is 'everywhere'?"
>>2486159>"...how far is 'everywhere'?"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oBx7Jg4m-o
>>2486159>"...who is leading this rebellion?">"...how far is 'everywhere'?"
>>2485015>>2485017This went from 0-100 real fast.>>2486159>>"...how far is 'everywhere'?"We need to secure the headquarters.>picWho that?
>>2486184>>2486176>>2486169“First of all, who are you” you point to the military officer “and second, how far is everywhere?”The man in the uniform does a hasty salute. “Apologies lord. Captain Ziking of 12th Canton Guard, PDF. And I suppose acting commander until we can reestablish contact with HQ.”“To answer your second question, we mean literally everywhere. From Sump to Spire fighting has broken out. PDF is scattered. Arbites and Judicators are bottled up, this riot is turning the Hive into a charnel pit.”“It isn't a riot” Ziking shakes his head. “Everyone is fighting everyone else. The Cut-Smile gang is warring with the Reclamator cult. House Barbalon has barricaded their hotel against a Redemptionist cult calling them heretics. People calling themselves Wormologists have stirred up the tribals in the Ventilation and now we have wild men attacking every level of the Hive. Two separate genestealer cults have appeared, one in the lower hives, and one in the Industrial quarter. Three gangs are fighting off the one in the sumps and the Shield of Canton are trying to keep the Mid-hive genestealers contained to the Industrial quarter, but without support neither will last. The headquarters of the PDF is unknown. It was hit in a bomb attack and from what few reports we have received, the command staff is fighting off some invaders on the lower floor."In short lordship" Marshall concludes. "It's a full blown warzone out there">Orders?
>>2486332How did this happen? Was this a plot?>>Orders?Secure the headquarters of each faction ASAP. We need to reestablish command if we are to do anything. Are we able to contact anyone?
>>2486332We need to reestablish command, and control of strong points along with our lines of resupply to either weapons or medical and the space ports.How long was I out?
>>2486159>"...who is leading this rebellion?"No. Anyone but Bromwell. He's practically the only family we have left.
>>2486332Question: how adept is Arthur in combat?>Redemptionist cult calling them hereticsThe cults calling themselves heritics or the house Barbalon in their hotel? I wonder if we can use them to deal with the gene-stealer cultists...>the Shield of Canton are trying to keep the Mid-hive genestealers contained to the Industrial quarter, but without support neither will lastMaybe we can deviate some PDF forces in any gang vs cult vs tribal Waring areas to to mid industrial to support them.Hey anons. Got an idea to use the communication system to do a public PA. Any ideas of what to say, or if it's a good idea at all? Maybe say a few words to bolster moral?
>>2486332Can we contact the Admechs on the planet for assistance or is that a big no?
>>2486381>Hey anons. Got an idea to use the communication system to do a public PA. Any ideas of what to say, or if it's a good idea at all? Maybe say a few words to bolster moral?Declare a state of emergency, martial law? Tell civilians to stay indoors or evacuate to certain safe zones? Blame the genestealers?Best to let them know we’re still alive, and whatever assassination plot wasn’t successful. By the grace of the God Emperor and Omnissiah or whatever.>>2486381>Maybe we can deviate some PDF forces in any gang vs cult vs tribal Waring areas to to mid industrial to support them.Yeah, any free-for-all fight that doesn't directly involve us should be diverted away. We should beeline for the Imperial Knights' headquarters and bring out the big guns. Then let the emergency broadcast let them know to stay well out of their way.>>2486386We're a member of them, so they should be willing to send support. Problem is they're likely busy protecting their tech.
>>2486354>How long was I out?"Three hours lord" One of the medicae says, turning back to his instruments."Only three hours, and my Hive is already this close to tearing itself apart?", you ask incredulously."It seems so lordship" marshall says without a hint of sarcasm. A few may have been looking for revenge, others wanting to take advantage of the pandemonium, and they all met and clashed in the middle. Utter turmoil.">Are we able to contact anyone?Ziking nods. "It's hazy, but we have contact with a few outposts. The Arbites headquarters. The Judicator Spire-Dispensary, the Mechanicus,">Can we contact the Admechs on the planet for assistance"Can we get support from the Mechanicus, can they muster their forces?""Sadly no lord Arthur. The Magos informs the Mechanicus shirnes are filled to cap[acity with civlians fleeing the fighting and all their military resources are being used to defend their temples. It seems more than one player out there wants to use the disorder to raid the Mechanius technology stores.>We should beeline for the Imperial Knights' headquartersThere is no such thing. Although..."Milnja, where is she?"Ziking makes a sign of the Aquila. "Praise the Emperor she was on the planet when this happened. She's in her Knight rallying the PDF in Spirerise to retake the PDF headquarters. Though I don't know when they can take it back, victory will doubtless be assured with a Knight on our side" he smiles.After you give your orders you will take control of a squad whose soldiers and resources depend on your decisions. This will be turned based combat with dice rolls>>Which section of the city takes priority?>Lift the Mechanicus siege in Upper Hive to get their combat servitors on the streets>Aid the Arbites and get some transport going>Reinforce Milnja and reestablish a chain of command with the PDF>Support the Shield of Canton before the Genestealers overrun them. Get those vigilantes on our side>House Barbalon needs our support and we might be able to guide those redemptionists elsewhere>The Lower Hives fester with rot, time to burn out the sickness>The Ferals in Ventilation need to be purged so this never happens again.
>>2486463>Support the Shield of Canton before the Genestealers overrun them. Get those vigilantes on our side
>>2486463>Reinforce Milnja and reestablish a chain of command with the PDFThen>Lift the Mechanicus siege in Upper Hive to get their combat servitors on the streets>Support the Shield of Canton before the Genestealers overrun them. Get those vigilantes on our side>House Barbalon needs our support and we might be able to guide those redemptionists elsewhere
>>2486463>>Reinforce Milnja and reestablish a chain of command with the PDFObtain command and Knight.>inb4 Milnja uses this as a chance to court us in the midst of combat.
>>2486463Throne be damned, it all went to shit so quickly. If we pull this off, we might get some really good pull with the other houses.
>>2486481>>2486485>Reinforce Milnja and reestablish a chain of command with the PDF"Get me a Vox and hail Milnja. Secure the PDF headquarters on the double!"Ziking bows and rushed out of the room>You are now Milnja Sarmon Ran out of Knight pics so I made my own. Took like an hour trying again and again. Best I can do.It has been a long time Leidang. You are Milnja. You are Leidang. You are fire, and fury, and rage, and death. The traitors and heretics marshall before the smaller puny defenders. Your rotor cannons make short work of their lines. The defenders rally behind you. As they should. You are rallying them. Recruiting them, as befitting you. Milnja. Leidang. You recall once long ago someone saying your name was a pre-imperial word describing the marshalling of a defense of the realm. Fitting.It is time for the marshalling. It is time for war. "Mi...a?" the vox crackles. "Miln..a...ca...ou..hear me?"The voice. Familiar. Soft yet commanding. You know it. "Arthur?" you reply. You being Milnja. Or maybe Leidang."Milnja. I need you to head straight for the PDF Fortress. The entire hive...under attack. Comms are...need to establish...ication again. You are the closest. I need you to secur...t. Can you?"You smirk. Your metal legs spring forward. "Easily."You raise your arm, sword crackling with raw power. "FORWARD" your voice booms. "TO THE FORTRESS! FOR THE EMPEROR!""FOR THE EMPEROR" replies a chorus of voices.>>You now control Leidang (500/500 hp)>>You now control Thunder Company (250/250)>>You now control Hammer Company(190/250)>>Chapter 1 endWill start chapter 2 once this thread hits page 9.Chapter is archived here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2457006/Take this time to talk, discuss, or whatever. Imma go to bed. Stayed up all night trying to fix the water heater with the Holy Rites of Repair and the Sacred Speech of "Work you sucking fucking thing before I scrap you"
>>2487197its derpy as fuck I love it Thanks for the run boss. Best waifu coming through.
>>2487197Pls anon let’s not kill our wife please be really smart while ordering her. Let us pray to the dice god for mercy and understanding
>>2487197Great quest OPI look forward to the second instalment
>>2487197>Milnja conveniently in the hive>instant waifu selected, one of twoEllya and the administrator chick are gonna have a hard time beating that.>>2487239Oh anon plz. There are few things that can destroy a knight.
>>2487197It's page 9 now. Where the chapter two at?