>At the crack of Dawn, Commander Irvis strides out of the unfinished base that is the secluded caves towards the temporary camp outside“ALRIGHT MEN, LISTEN UP! Today is the day we start to develop and expand our base here, but to do that, we will require mining and excavation equipment! Could those of you who I consider my advisors, confidants, and lieutenants please come to the war room to discuss our options! If you think you belong to that category, but I kick you out of the war room, you’ll know after that!”>What is this?This is the Renegade Regiment, a freeform RP . In this quest, you play Renegade guardsmen and chaos cultists under the command of Commander Irvis as the regiment struggles against the shackles of the Imperium>Can I join?Sure, join right in. For now, you’re restricted to having your character be a human or abhuman/mutant. Also of course, they have to be the kind of person to worship or at least work with the Chaos Gods.>Can I have multiple characters?Yes as long as you don't use it to powerplay.>How do you play?We tend to use spoilers for OOC chat, but nothing is set in stone.We tend to use greentexts for describing a character's actions, but again nothing is set in stone.Use d20s for combat checks and d100s for other things you want to roll, higher Is better.Discord Link: https://discord.gg/Ge8ybTz
>>2704419>Hooded and masked figure enters the roomWe find the nearest mine, which is about here>He points at the mapAnd can do one of following things, we kill them all and take their equipment, we enslave them or we try to convert them to our cause since working conditions there are...bad
>>2704419>A certain pretty mutant entersI know I'm not officially one of that category, but my sideways thinking saved us from an unnecessary fight once already.>>2704424Convert them I think.
>>2704419>Arden enters the room I suggest we raid the mine and take the equipment and capture any workers
>Lenny was away with some other cultists, doing a textbook imperial field kit inspection with them“Fuck. You guys really don’t have that much shit. That’s another one for the logistics book”>Lenny does his best to try and at least keep some of the cultists well equipped for a battle scenario “Alright we have a single crate of grenades... really limited ammunition stockpiles... fuck. Things really are dire around here.”>Lenny equips some of the cultists with a single Frag grenade each along with ammunition for their autoguns“Alright. Let’s do some target practice.”>Lenny brings the cultists out into a field beside the base and sets up a few crude targets for them to practice their shooting on. At first their accuracy was abysmal and made Lenny cringe on multiple occasions but soon their accuracy improved somewhat.
>>2704419>The clattering of rusted bells, the wheezing of his struggled breath, and of course the stenchBarabass herrrreReady to speak Nurgle's will to the commander>bleck>the skin side of his face is smiling in optimism
>>2704419Hello Ivris> he walks in to the roomWe should probably expand our scouting operations
>>2704419Begin when ready Irvis.
>>2704424>Irvis nods"Indeed, there is a mine not too far from here:">Irvis points it out on the map"They're mining up material for making plasticrete and such; not a patiuclalry valuable location for the enemy, but it's got all the equipment we need. No matter how we deal with it, the main problem is we don't want the Imperium knowing we're up here, so basically, they can't be able to call for help, they can't be able to run, and we can't blow it up or disable it too badly; if the rock stops coming out, the guys in the capital will notice and send somebody up there to check it out.""And it's as Salfrin said: we either take the place by force and kill or enslave them, or try to get them to join us willingly. The miners are penals being worked to death, and the guards are PDF. So then, any ideas people?"
>>2704524“The penals can be converted the PDF will be harder. I say we just kill the PDF then get the equipment and take the penals so they believe that it was a escape.”
>>2704524We come at night, kill the PDF and give penals a choice, join or die. We can set it up in a way that a local criminal organisation or orks can be blamed, there are such creatures on this planet, right?
>>2704529We could also take the surviving PDF as slaves and convert them.
>>2704524>he gets out a piece of graphing paper and begins drawing something upSo if we infiltrate through here and pretend to be one of the penal regimenters, we could use nurgle corruption to make the mining area completely blighted and unlivable.This would cause many if the imperials to start firing upon the penal regimenters who they believe to be lazy, if done right out infiltrators could cause a revolt on the insideThis would draw the PDF either inward to deal with the situation, in which case we can simply take the entrance and confiscate all communication equipment, or if the revolt fails, outwards where explosive weaponry would make short work of the clustered bodies
>>2704532"If we blight the land, when they come up to check why the plasticrete stopped coming, they'll see the corruption and know we're in the area."
>>2704541“Do they have any patrols outside of the mines?.”
>>2704532They will see that the chaos was involved, we must find a way to shift the blame on someone else.
>>2704532Corruption on that scale would attract the wrong kind of attention likewise would a prison revolt depending on the regiment I might have some sleepers in the guards who might be able to help us with the comms
>>2704541We blight the inside of the mines where they can’t use their communications, which are stationed on the surface.Before they realise that the guardsmen are not just being lazy and that something is really wrong, the opportunity for a revolt will have already presented itself.
>>2704552Did you hear him if the land is blighted they will know it's usWe must make it look like it's someone else
>>2704550>>2704562If you had the mental capacity to understand what I am saying you would know that it would not matter.All they would be able to report was that the guardsmen were being lazy again and then communication would cease as we moved in.They would only discover chaos taint after we had already left
>>2704565And they would know we are in the area making this perfectly fine hideout compromised before we have even established ourselves making the whole thing meaningless
>>2704570Any sort of operation will cause suspicion, there is no feasible way to steal the equipment without drawing attention to ourselves unless we replace everything we steal with exact replicas.Do you have a way of stealing the mining equipment without letting anyone ever find out it was stolen?Because it’s currently impossible
>>2704577No the goal is to make it look like it's someone else thus not compromising our position you even listening
>>2704577>walks in in newly cleaned robes now with black trim.Just make them think it was someone else. As you would have heard if your hearing aparatus was not shoved halfway up your excrement dispenser.
>>2704580That won’t stop them from looking in the general area of where the equipment was stolen, do you even know how things function?Just because they don’t know it was renegades does not stop them from realising that renegades stole it in a routine search
>>2704586But currently there is a bunch of angry sororitas looking for us and giving them clues that obvious is straight up idiotic.If they think it was just some bandits they will not come here
>>2704592You just deflected my point instead of addressing it.If they think it was bandits they will still look in the general area, because that is what you do when things get stolen, and then they will find us.However...I do have an alternate, yet equally as risky suggestion
>>2704600The purpose of hiding chaos involvement isn't to prevent investigation, it's to lessen their reaction. If they suspect that chaos is active in the region they will likely send ten times as many troops. If not more.
>>2704600If tzeentchites are all this irritating I might just go with Prince orgiesGo ahead what is it
>Lenny enters the war room, figuring that he might as well try and show some use after training the cultists “So. What are you guys and gals planning?”
>>2704604>>2704605If we had one of the regiment, preferably one of noble origin, pose as a buyer of the mining equipment and then have them rip the mine owners off...The mine bosses would not be able to report the incident lest they risk execution.So we would be able to acquire the equipment without revealing our location.However it would require an incredibly talented con artist to pull off properly
>>2704615Sounds better and we do have some actual nobility in here somewhere you know the priest and his sister
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>2704622>Gasp!I could make them clothes!>Runs off, giggling. She gathers cloth and starts making three different suits, tastefully designed for Antoloth, Area, and herself.
>>2704640Hmm...This could work...Gather the most perfect actors with the fewest mutations possible in your slanneshi camp, aim for the most charming and attractive to maximise pursuasion but ensure nine of visibly mutated
>>2704649"Your idea has merit O7. We will require somebody who has received few gifts from the gods. Hmm...">Irvis thinks for a moment"The best ones that I can think of are Maria, Jay's partner who joined only recently, Steven, who is an expert at appearing normal, our new friend Lenny here, Jaan, and maybe O7's little slave if she can be convinced to help."
>>2704880(Ant) Someone summoned us?>They both enter the room, Area seems melancholy
>>2704887"Oh yes, you two are still here. O7 believes the best course of action in securing mining equipment is to go to a mine and pose as nobles and take it."
>>2704893Brunhilde walks in, looking extremely tired, as if she hadn't slept for three days...which is almost true, seeing how she passed out and had a good three hours of sleep before being forced awake and walked, or rather stumbled, slowly over to the command tent at a speed that a follower of nurgle could beat without even trying. She didn't say anything and just stood there behind everyone else, trying not to pass out.
>>2704933"Oh yes, Brunhilde also has yet to receive gifts from the gods. How about it Brunhilde, are you up to impersonating some nobles?">>2704640>Despite the lack of quality material, you are still able to cobble together a respectable ensemble. It would never pass in a noble court, but to the uninitiated in courtly matters, it looks like the clothing of the wealthy.
>>2704990"I...Can do that...just need...to wake up first...maybe need more...of that recaf...you weren't joking...when you said it would...keep me up for days..." Brunhilde would say sounding completely exhausted and as if she wasn't really there before falling over and muttering "I think I could...sleep for two days."
>>2705006"I've got two different special recafs: Slaaneshi and Khornate. The slaaneshi will possibly give you hallucinations and get you addicted and such. The Khornate one will make you mad."
>>2705062"Whichever one...will keep me awake...better...maybe...both." Brunhilde would mutter before going silent, probably having fallen asleep considering her eyes were closed and she wasn't responding to anyone at the moment.
>>2705078>Irvis shrugs"Eh, she can just sleep I guess."
>>2705159>He un does the straps on his gas mask, revealing his perfect features and bright blue eye that match Area's, come to think of it they look like twins almost...Very well, shouldnt be difficult at all
>>2705259Hello priest hello scum I'm happy to see you are both alive atleast
>>2705319>She dosent respond, her mind is somewhere else
>>2705319>He glares at you, but takes a deep breath and pretends you didnt say thatHello Jaan, how do you->He smells BarabassOH! Winds take that stench away!>he puts his mask back on as quickly as he can
>>2705323Ok your o so noble majesty is that a better way to refer to someone who proclaimed they wished to destroy everything I have worked and sacrificed so much to liberate
>>2705347Can you really blame her? Shes lost everything. We both have, the only reason im still bothering here is because i see opportunity to undo the past. But her? what reason to have any sort of hope or care for this world does she have? The fact that you yourself persist with your ancient ways boggles me.We should not discuss this, and remain objective.Im sure you all have come up with some sort of plan?
>>2705347>She notices that someone is talking about herHmm?Awh! What is that smell!?>she sees BarabassWhat. Is. That.
>>2705383>BlllleckI am Barabass, faithful servant of the Rot Father,>He lays his free hand over his gut and sets the staff aside and bows.>as his face points towards the ground, pus and mucus leak out of his nose hole onto the groundAt your service>cough>blleck
>>2705393>she rushes outside and vomits
>>2704990>Returns with clothes>>2705402I see you've met Barb? Here, this won't smell as bad.>Hands over some nose plugs made from bath salts.
>>2705471>She catches her breath, thank you>she takes them and applies,What is your name again? sorry im still trying to keep up.The one you all know as "Antaloth" is probably the only person i trust to any degree around here at the moment, and yet he keeps the company of fanatics, madmen, and now monsters it seemsI just-I just dont know what to doOh what am i saying you dont care
>>2705352They burnt my parents on the stake. I was there hiding in the woods powerless to save themI understand what that is like
>>2705520And in what category do you count meDon't worry I don't bring my guards to strategy meetings and they won't shoot you
>>2705543>She looks over, wiping her faceFanatics. Just blind zealots who refuse to realize that youve already lost years and years ago, your only hope of freedom is to temporarally knock Imperial rule off of the world, even then they will simply reclaim it and wipe the population then populate it themselves, or simply glass the planet and use it as an example for others. Im tired of playing dumb. >she turns to face him, something about her demeanor says that she has violence on her mindAnd im tired of pretending that there is any hope for any of us beyond acceptance of damnation. >She storms off
>>2705547I'll just give your dress to Ant then. Yeah.
>>2705547Be that way thenI was just starting to see something in you but be that way then
>>2705558Just give her some time, she believed that everything that happened was some cruel misunderstanding, and that upon rescue she would be returned to our palace across the sea, and then life would be as grand as it ever wasthis was not the case. She is adjusting to the reality in her own way. Please do not mind it.
>>2705520You lump me in with these guys.If I did not count that as your self evident lack of a proper sourse of information I would have seen that as an insult.You could spend time with me and learn some actualy useful skills. I hope that night was not to bad.
>>2705554She is still coming with me, for both of our sakes i refuse to leave her on her own.And please. An overcoat. Dark green.
>>2705559I was starting to see myself losing absolutely everything over night seeing it all burn before my eyes. I was six you know when they came I can no longer remember my mother's face but I can remember hers the face of the one that took my life away from me
>>2705567You identify Imperial nobles as your enemy, when your life was turned upside down me and her were merely children, if we were even born at that time to begin with.Do not let her get inbetween our alliance Jaan, despite my feelings for her, my loyalties lie with Tzeentch. And he does not favor her at this time.
>>2705159>bllrrbllleWelll>bllleckAs much as i would love to stand here and wither away for an eternity>HACK HACKI will go make myself useful at my new abode, much work is needed to make the place spiffy, i will go and do this now>he nods respectfully then lumbers his way back from wence he came, unfortunately the stench lingers yet
>>2705571I was saying I se myself in her but she doesn't have a target something to anchor herself against that is what she needs
>>2705576Im no expert in the ways people think, but if i had to guessI think she just hates everything>He looks back to where she went, and thinks to himself for a moment before turning back to JaanI do not wish to discuss this further
>>2705584Ok antaloth I won't talk about it
>>2705609Now then, Havent seen you in a few days. Do you keep well?
>>2705574>he lumbers his way back to the new rotting garden to see how the putrification is coming along
>>2705618Well I have had some internal problems and I have been trying to make that decision
>>2705627Perhaps i could be of some assistance?Tell me friend, What troubles you so?
>>2705628I have been looking for more information about it as I know the decision is final and u know I have to make it soon
>>2705632What decision is that my friend?
>>2705645The question about gods and allegiance I have been thinking about it recently I feel I have to have a awnser soon
>>2705654I pray you make the right choice.Farewell friend,>he leaves
“JAY! YOU GOT THOSE DISGUISES DONE! We’ll need a few of ‘em!”
>>2705694Will I be required for this or can I go back to work
>>2705699“Well, O7’s plan is to impersonate nobles in order to obtain mining equipment so we can start modifying the caves to our needs. Any way you think you can help with that?”
>>2705702>They approach(Antaloth)There will be no Impersonation, If its nobles they want they will get the real thing> Unfiltered by his mask, his voice is clear an firm.
>>2705702I do not think I am the most suited for such a job as I do not exactly look like my Martian cuisines anymore.
>>2705706For security reasons we might want to acquire uniforms that would be fitting for a nobles bodyguards
>>2705706“...I’m honestly less inclined to trust you or give you important tasks because you’ve been hiding that from me.”
>>2705708“I’m fairly sure Jay went to work on those.”
>>2705708He speaks well, I remember our palace guard, 50 of them could kill everyone under Irvis' command given the proper circumstances. I miss them
>>2705711If I did not count that as your self evident lack of a proper sourse of information I would have seen that as an insult. Miss arogance
>>2705711Are you so sure miss Area I haven't stormed any palaces or such but from personal experience I know they're more show than anything else
>>2705711“Lady, an eighth of my men are insane bersekers, combat their sole meaning for in life. They exist only to spill blood, only to rip and tear, or, in the case of those that are not literally khornate berserkers and just particularly violent Slaaneshis, spill enemy blood and such a way to create beautiful patterns upon the ground. 50 of your damn palace guard couldn’t kill my men. They do not fear death, they are bringers of it.”
>>2705717You did not storm *my* palace.Of course the lesser lords and ladys of the planet had pultry dogs wearing fancy outfits and carapace plate toting a gilded lasgun like they mean something.My palace is a damn fortress. And now its in the hands of some whore! >She trys to think of something else, it only makes her angryer
>>2705723Well if you are doing that we will need to forge a seal and some flashy parade uniforms for the bodyguards
>>2705723Your palace was probably a weak construction as it was constructed by ignorant fools. much like yourself.
>>2705726>>2705730>she bites her lip so hard she draws blood and her fists clench tightly.
>>2705732Irvis! Promptly requesting permission to violence the enginseer
>>2705732>The same whisper that spoke to Area when she killed rises again>"They are right you know... those palace guards... they were weak, bloodless. Veteran soldiers, yes, but not veterans because of prowess, because of cowardice. You do not need bodyguards, they are a sign of WEAKNESS!! Should any try to kill YOU, you will have the sole responsibility to reduce them to a red smear."
>>2705733"Permission denied, he is far more important than you, as well as being a personal friend."
>>2705702If I may offer my limited expertise, my lord, I am familiar with the noble caste of this world. As you already know I am a seasoned infiltrator as well.
>>2705739>Irvis nods"Indeed you are, every important man needs to have an bureaucrat. Just don't, you know, do the thing while there. That is the opposite of what we want."
>>2705736>>2705734(in thought) all will die on this planet, i know this. We will all be wiped out one way or another. These fools think this fight is actually winnable by gathering resources.I know betterThe reckoning is upon us soon, and i will be at the fore front of it.(IRL) Fine. whatever.
>>2705732I'm sorry miss if you are offended but you did promise to eradicate my peopleIf you are to ask for forgiveness I would accept it
>>2705741Of course not, my lord. It would be most unbecoming of a nobleman.
>>2705743Im just so confused. Everything hates me. All my life i was adored and cherished and sought after by everyone i knew, then i was taken away and thrown into a dungeon where i was enslaved and starved. Something took pity on me. Something kept me alive. Whatever i said that angered you i said it out of pure anger not logic, i dont even remember my exact words now
>>2705752>"Do not apologize for Anger. Anger is your strength. Anger is your greatest quality. When the Imperium you once thought existed only to serve you instead chained you and put you in a cage, a cage that killed your father, you felt two things: Anger and Despair. But you did not give into Despair. You discarded Despair, and are left with Anger!">"Anger at the Imperium, anger at those that dared to cage you!"
>>2705752I accept thatWhen I was six years old they came. I saw my parents and all my belongings burn on the stake. I alone got away that is why I am who I am
>>2705760Then you should kill them. All of them, no one specific just everyone who you think should die. I hope i fall into that category....
>>2705768Why?In you I se myself before I found the old and why would you hope I would want to kill you
>>2705736I apreciate that you admit that I am important Commander.
>>2705771I dont want to talk about this, especially with someone i barely know. >she walks off to a near by hillside and sits
>>2705786>Smokes his cigar"Okay then, both the actual former nobles have walked away. Still waiting on Jay to finish the disguises, but as soon as she's done you're moving out."
>>2705820>The audible noise of a head smacking against a glass wall can be heard"Let.">Smack"Me.">Smack"OUT!"
>>2705822"What the fuck is that?"
>>2705824"I am rage!""I am hatred!""I am the tide of emotion that drives fathers to slaughter innocents in the name of the purity of his spawn!""I AM THE LORD OF SKULLS">Smack"FUCK!""Hnngh, bring me the red-marked female, and i will emerge to assist you."
>>2705824Sorry. I ate something really weird for lunch... You're talking to me, right?
>>2705829"Oh yeah, I was wondering where you went out to. What do you mean when you say red-marked female? We have a few that could apply to."
>>2705833"The woman..""Brunhilde.""My concentration slipped for a moment and a bunch of horrors stuck me in a crystal maze.">SMACK"FUCK""I need her to guide me out of this fuck fest."
>>2705840>He leans his head at Brunhilde, who is currently passed out on the table
>>2705842"I will wait."
>>2705842Hey soooo... You want to fill me in? I'm not exactly sure what happened or where I was. Come to think of it. That's the last time I let Antaloth "try something out" on me.
>>2705866"Who are you again? The Bolter Bitches were on our tail, so now we're living in caves. We're going to go steal mining equipment to make these caves nicer"
>>2705869They are called sororitas. Do not use inoficial names as they can be confusing.
>>2705893"I can do whatever I want."
>>2705869You mean the battle hoes? Adeptus sororitas? Oh, Cassius is my name. I just kinda... Seem to dissapear for extended periods of time. I think it has something to do with Antaloth.
>>2705907"Actually, it's Adepta Sororitas, not adeptus."
>>2705903I know this.but it is hart to catalogue what you are talking about if you use inoficial names.
>>2705910I just call them Sisters based on their other, low gothic name
>>2705910Adeptus Adepta different slang different worlds.
>>2705911Oh, I remember you. Weren't you the truck humper that was really REALLY annoying?
>>2705915No that was the other one.>sighsWhy do I have to deal with these brutes
>>2705913No one is feminine and the other is masculine there is a big difference.
>>2705919Is it racist if I say they all look the same?
>>2705920No one cares about such minor differences
>>2705926Thank you! Finally someone gets it! Right...?
>>2705929No he got it wrong. It is a completely diferent category
>>2705943Alright, do you have a penis or not? How the fuck do you determine the gender of what seems to be a machine?
>>2705944You determine it by looking at the genes and from there it is quite easy.
>>2705943I just call them Adeptus becauseA. Its easier and simpler and B.Its an imperial designation
>>2705842Brunhilde still is asleep, not responding to anything around her. It seems that one recaf that kept her up for a good three days lead to a hard crash of some sort once it wore off.
>>2705968You are not supposed to sleep during meating>Cogran takes out a stim at stabs it into her
>>2705968>Salfrin decides to wake her up with a good old bucket of cave waterRise and smell the ashes>He throws in some ashes from the firepit
>>2705968>Angry yelling from the veil
>>2705973>>2705974Brunhilde would open her eyes slowly still seemingly tired despite the stim. Still she was awake now which was the important part. After a minute she forced herself up and said "What is it? I'm still tired...you know I think when I get the chance to sleep I will sleep quite well, unless I never get to and just die from over exhaustion..."
Regardless, we should put together a secondary team to wait in stealth to intervene should the nobles cover be blown due to grave stupidity on one of the actors parts.If they are able to strike quickly enough after we are revealed, if it comes to it, we may be able to salvage the operation In either case, all of those posing as guards or nobles, take these earpieces. They look vaguely like jewellery and will allow all of us to stay in contact
>>2705980Were infiltrating a nearby mine to get needed supplies, we need non-mutated members to dress up as nobles
>>2705986We also need guards.They we can have those wear fully covering armour, so we could have moderately mutated members attend.I also have two suits of functional sororitas power armour that I can lend toward the mission however it if we attempted to pose as a sister we would probably need a very good actor, some hair dye and a tattoo artist
>>2705980"LET ME FREE BRUNHILDE.""GRAAAAAAAAAH">Slam>Can only be heard by Brunhilde now that she is awake
>>2705989I'll take the armour of a guard
>>2705991Make sure it is fully covering.Also, take one of the bolters. We want to intimidate them.
>>2705993Just make sure I can still wear my mask
>>2705986"Oh, we are still doing that? I'm guessing I didn't get much in the way of time to sleep." Brunhilde would mutter before grumbling about sleep before she seems confused for some reason.>>2705990"How would I do that? And who are you? Sorry, your voice sounds familiar but I'm just tired so please jog my memory. Also what would happen if I free you?" Brunhilde mutters
>>2705995No rest for the wicked and the damned
>>2705993I think it would look more genuine if we used parade uniforms as the bodyguards of low nobility usually are there to show of and look impression and not to actually fight
>>2705995"Hnngh, I am the Lord of Skulls.""I marked you child.""I need you to spill blood from the mark so i can find my way through this damnable maze."
>>2706001But we want to give the impression that they are very high nobility for the ruse to work
>>2706001>short bursts of beeping can he heard before he speaksAcordingto my pict library he is correct
>>2706002"Oh, it's you...can you be more descriptive or is it that simple? And who's blood? My own or someone elses, or does it not even matter." Brunhilde would mutter it was obvious she wasn't really fully awake.
>>2706004High nobility love to surround themselves in flashiest and most expensive things
>>2706004That will be harder to do as the high nobility is usually more well known than low nobility and they would probably still use parade uniforms as a show of power
>>2706007"Cut the region where i marked you on your shoulder, or go slaughter a village.""Either of these will allow me to-">The sound of someone running into glass is heard"FUCK""Will allow me to get through."
>>2706004Even some neglected beurocrat should know about the names of the higher nobility so as long as someone is able to acquire the correct documentation for one of the about fifteen families in the highest nobility then we have to get extremely lucky
>>2706011"Oh, okay." Brunhilde would mutter before moving her hand under her jacket and the shoulder of her shirt and scratching at the mark on her shoulder for a bit, trying to scratch away until the skin broke and a small amount of blood would start to stick on her fingertips.
>>2706015>A split in the veil opens above Brunhilde and the Lord of Skulls appears"Your assistance is appreciated child.""For your compliance i am authorized to grant you a gift.">A blackened blade, made of otherworldly materials is clutched in one of his hands, teeth move slowly down the side>It would appear to be a organic version of a chainsword
>>2706019> as he se the deamon appear his eyes are drawn towards it averting his gaze quicklyHello again were have you been
>>2706019She stares at the organic chain sword for a bit before saying "Thanks. I'll possibly use it in the future if I end up in close combat, but for now I think I need some recaf." She would mutter as she held her hand out clearly exhausted still and now slightly more aware from the tingling pain from scratching her shoulder enough that she caused it bleed.
>>2706019>Looking at the deamon that just dropped in from nothing.>a distinctive sound of fans working on overdrive can be heard a cuple of seconds before it died down>"instinct fear deactivated" is said in binaric.I still do not have enuth brass for that throne.>Cograns takes a step back from the deamon so he can look at it properly.
>>2706025>The sword growls quietly in her grip"Go, get your.. refreshment.">>2706021"My cousins trapped me in a maze of mirrors, it was infuriating." >>2706027"It is fine, i will wait."
>>2706019Daemon of Khorne, suprisingly rational for the stock
>>2706029"Hnngh.""I am sworn to aid your regiment in a tactical capacity.""My brethrens mindless berserker strategies do not work to that goal.""Although... it does have a certain appeal.">He snorts a cloud of brimstone scented smoke into the air
>>2706028Ok that must have been infuriating> in his attempt to evade looking at the deamon his head angles downwards forming a slight bow
>>2706033>He waves his hand in a dismissive manner"Do not pity me, or bow, we are equals until one of us proves the other is stronger, in mind or arm.""Jaan of the Omakaiste..""Hmmph, my lord has his eye on you.. he approves, as much as he can, of your actions so far.""Continue with your path."
>>2706028Good now why the dramatic entry.>his servo arm activities and he moves his lass pistol from his belt into its grip before taking up a relaxed pocition with his hands infront of him
>>2706035"Everything has meaning fool, what you claim to be meaningless symbolism is the mechanics of the cosmos, refusing to accept it is tantamount to refusing to learn."
>>2706034> he is surprised not expecting the attention of any grater entety looks upWhat, why?
>>2706040I am no Fool I simply don't have enuth information to fully understand the eather relm other than that it is the greatest machine in existence working in ways only the omnissahia himself can understand
>>2706042"You fight against a greater enemy without any hope for victory, but still struggle, we all appreciate that type of bravery like a fine battle.""And besides, even my lord appreciates an underdog.">Smoke shrouds the Bloodletter for a moment as it pours out of his mouth every time he speaks"Hnngh, Carry on with your plans, we are watching with interest."
>>2706045"Then you should make your quest to understand even the smallest part of that machine.">Coughing"Hnngh, I've said too much, i will keep my own company till battle calls."
>>2706046I have nothing elseI have been fighting since I was seven years old...> he after detecting the discomfort the deamon go through when talking... I'm sorry you probably already know this
>>2706049That is the quest of all folowers of the true omnissahia. To know and understand all there is and become one with the omnissahia.Have you met Russy you should talk sometime as long as you don't try to kill her
>>2706056>>2706053>Grunts and walks off, it would appear the Daemon is done speaking for now
>>2706062Ok skull guy be like that.
“Okay then, I think Jay should be done with the costumes by now.”>Irvis leaves and returns a few minutes later, two cultists carrying bundles of clothing in tow“They’re of good quality considering what she had to work with, which was mostly bloodied flak armor, scrap metal, and bed sheets. It wouldn’t stand up in an actual palace, but to a few bored guardsmen guarding a mine it should do the trick.”
>>2706073What should I do Commander I do not see me being useful in this operation.
>>2706080“Uh... go check on that rhino I guess? It’s still not cooperative, even if I think it’s going insane.”
>>2706032If you are to get yourself banished by a suicidal charge, then be my guest>>2706073We can only hope
>>2706073"Commander...recaf please?" Brunhilde would say, tired and still holding the chain sword she was given by the daemon. She probably would put it away once she woke up, at least putting it somewhere safe.
>>2706102>Commander Irvis hands her the Khornate recaf
>>2706053>A sonorous voice whispers into Jaan’s ear>”The beast will try to lead you down its path you know, turn you into a raging berserker, diving into combat to reap blood and skulls.”
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>2706105Brunhilde would simply take the drink and chug it down, allowing her to wake up, although seemingly put in quite an upset mood. She wouldn't say anything once she was put fully awake however, not even a thank you.
>>2706082AAAAAAHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHA! I am not doing that again. The drugs I just came down off of, not the clothes, yeah, I got them.
>>2706053>There is a puff of smoke and It appears once more>The smoke exhaled curls in unnatural shapes, not ones known to mortal geometry>To look too closely is to invite madness and ruin>It's voice rumbles like thunder"Maide, think on what i tell you now, and do not forget it.">The smoke that constantly surrounds the Daemon has expanded to the point where vision of the duo is shrouded, and only rumbling can be heard from within"There is a constant, both in the Immaterium and the Materium, Guns, blades, claws, everything, are simply tools. They only become weapons in the hands of a killer. This is an axiom on which all things turn, no matter where it comes from.">At this point a pressure would be exerted on Maide's mind, enough to irritate, but not much more, not yet"In the hands of those with a strong will, they bend this rule, they make reality itself a weapon, and its use pollutes all those around them.""Mutation, science, all these things are counterable, for all can use them.""But how can one protect himself, or the ones he cares about... or even his nation, from those who can only be stopped by death and others like them.""Beware the Psyker, Jaan.">He dissapears, taking his smoke with him
>>2706082I believe the slanesshi converted it quite well. It might need some repairs after that but it should be mostly fine. I wonder if we could bind a deamon into it.
>>2706073"Lord of Dregs, I need empty minds, ones ready to be shaped like clay.""It is needed for my grand strategy to help you take this world."
>>2706108> looks around trying to figure out were the voice is conning from"Just fantastic I'm hearing voices. If you say so but what other choice is there if a god wants me to do something and it wants me to continue with what I'm doing that doesn't sound like it wants to drive me to madness"
>>2706177> holds his head due to the pressureWho are you talking about? All this why now?I don't trust them already they are to unpredictable in their abilities from my experience
>>2706208>The Daemon is gone, leaving only the scent of smoke in the air>Nevertheless the air around you is filled with palpable tension>A voice speaks from around you, you recognize its speaker but you do not see It"Do not ask questions you do not wish the answers to, should you wish to continue down the path those answers will lead, commit yourself to my Lord, and i will tell you all that i know."
>>2706177>Smoke fills Jaan’s mind once again, but this smoke, it is sweet, pleasantly scented, dizzying “He is right about there being a constant in this life and the next, but it is not blood and war. It is pleasure, and pain. The satisfaction of victory, the pain of loss, the highs of a drug, the lows of starvation. The perfection of an art, the burning of fires.”“All that matters in life is that you exact pleasure from every moment, and inflict pain on those that would wrong you. All other things in life follow from this. It is a simple fact.”“Sieze the highs of life, and deal out the lows from your enemy. Have all the things in life at your beck and call. Your men will follow you, respect you, you shall make them proud. Give your enemies all the pain you have experienced.”
>>2706208>The tension in the air grows>Fate is on an axle and will turn with your decision>A thousand thousand eyes watch with undisguised interest>All wait for your decision, and the world holds its breath with anticipation
>>2706229"I am ready to follow you if you promise me that in the end my people can be free and prosper and experience life. That the one that took my life away from me will suffer like I did"
>>2706217>Both of them dont know what to do with themselves, their anger and hate being amplified by the Lord of Skulls presence
>>2706301"Hnngh, you two, use your anger on something useful, follow me, we have a traitor to slay."
>>2706301If you’d mind leaving my war room before having an outburst, that’d be great.
>>2706306>>2706301Shhh! Chill.>Pats daemon head, likely to regret soon.Hot rage is all well and good when death is the worst fate you would bestow upon your enemy, but the best vengeance comes when you KNOW they have suffered for what they have done.
>>2706306>They both nod in agreement and follow the neverborn>they are so angry it hurts
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>2706322>Grabs Jay and throws him aside(+10 from daemonic strength)>Walking towards Maide
>>2706306Despite being quite irritable at the moment, she doesn't follow the daemon, mostly because she wasn't blinded by anger and honestly at this moment wanted to take her frustrations out on the enemy and not the people she worked with.
>>2706328The level of anger and argession in this romm just increased with 500%
>>2706294“Your people shall be free to experience all things in life, all pleasures and pains that may come and be sought. They shall create art, indulge in great lists, weather what losses may come, and inflict losses on their enemies. All you must do is pledge yourself to Slaanesh, and The Prince will pledge to give these freedoms to your people.”
>>2706328Are you angry khorndogWhy you barely even tried it's almost like you wanted this outcome. And you Nathaniel why you over there what have I done to you exept being nice
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2706338"I will not mince words.""Die fool.">Striking with the hellblade(+2 from skills)
>>2706347No murder in the base we have standards here go do it outside
>>2706337"This I can accept. I pledge myself to slaanesh and will follow as long as I live"> he looks at the khornate deamon" I think I just made the other one very angry you have any tips?"
>>2706347Get out of the war room.Now.
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2706347>Sighs and opens fire upon the daemon
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2706347> he is hit by the sword and thrown backwards the sword cutting of his left arm> his bodyguards open fire from the doorway
>>2706347>>2706362>Slaanesh temporarily grants protection from this single blow
Rolled 17 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2706378>>2706376Seeing the daemon having been fired upon by Ivris, Brunhilde charges at the daemon, in face she even dropped the chain sword it gave her and she literally tried punching the thing in the face. At least she was getting her anger induced by that recaf out in a somewhat healthy way and one what can be considered an energy of the regiment now.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2706383HATE!!!!HAAAAAATE!!!!>He fires his handflamer
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2706383>You punch the Daemon in the face>The daemon is fine>You just punched him>>2706378>Bullets plink off of the Daemons hide>Smoke begins filling the room as the Daemon roars>Using his enhanced speed he once more strikes at Jaan with his hellblade
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2706383DEATH! BLOOD! THEY ALL MUST DIE!!!>after the flames subside she charges and trys to tackle her
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2706328>Jay lays still for a moment>>2706347>She then snarls, grinning, she will taste daemon flesh this day. She leaps upon the bloodletter, sinking her teeth into it's throat. +1 skill
Rolled 13 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2706389Being singed a bit and fired at with a flame thrower of sorts! Brunhilde turned her attention to Antaloth, who she also punched, although probably to much more effect considering how he wasn't an actual daemon.
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>2706395“I never liked you anyways.”>Irvis draws his power sword and strikes at Area
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2706395No this is no place for a lady>Cogran tries to pick her up using his mechatendrites
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2706396>Your teeth sink into the Daemons throat for a moment, lava-like blood fills your mouth and he attempts to impale you with his hellblade>His roars sputter out as he can no longer speak(+2 from skills)
Rolled 3, 7 = 10 (2d20)>>2706379> seeing his arm reattach itself jaan nods" damm I think I picked the right one">>2706379> he stands up and raise his autogun opening fire together with his bodyguards at the deamon
>>2706401I need her for the plan Irvis can you refrain from causing any lasting damage?
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2706401>She dosent feel the pain as she is in the blood rageALL MUST DIE!!>She leaps at Irvis trying to tackle him instead
>>2706409“No, just fucking kill her, plans change, as all things must!”
Rolled 15 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>2706412“All will die one day, all will die and rot, but today it will only be you!”>Power sword again
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2706413ABANDON REASON!KNOW ONLY WAR!!>he fires his handflamer at Irvis
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2706404>Jay screams, a deranged cackle emerging as she dances around on the Lord of Skulls back. She then jabs her tounge deep into the wound, lapping up firey blood and digging through to his heart.
>>2706413>>2706415...Sigh...You are all banned from the war room. Get out before I make you.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2706414>Jay lets loose of her grip with her teeth before she shoves her tongue downward>>2706414>Charging straight as Irvis after the bout of flame ceases(+2 from skills)
Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2706415Brunhilde continues to try to beat the hell out of antaloth, really if she was a bit more rational at the moment she probably would have simply used her gun but at least this way he might live.
>>2706426(Meant to be a - 1 for some reason -s are being portrayed as +s)
>>2706419>Still on Fire“AHHHHHHHH! O7 I’m on fucking fire! Shoot the Khornates!”>>2706423“Ahhhhhhhhhh!”>The hellblade chops off his sword arm
>>2706414>cut down by the power sword she is unable to stand>even yet she crawls towards Irvis foaming at the mouth. She has abandoned hope and reason. All she wants is to die or see the end of all things, she cares not which
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2706426>staggered back by the flurry of blows, he points his handflamer at brunhilde and fires
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2706431And suddenly you want my help...Sure, get the man with one functioning arm to fight the crazed bezerkers>he flips the table over and grabs his melta gun, then shoots it directly at the blood letter
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2706431>Trying to finish off the Commander, who has since become more of a traitor in the Bloodletters eyes than Maide
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2706434>Irvis falls to the ground. However, he still has one arm, which he uses to fire at Area with his bolt pistol
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2706434>mustering the last bits of her strength she gets back on her feet and leaps at Irvis' throat trying to strangle him
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2706437Screaming from the flames burning her she attempted to give a knockout punch to the side of the head before falling to the ground and trying to roll around to put out the fire. Really she was lucky her jacket was one of a pilots, and was a bit more resistant to fire than if she had regular clothing, though it certainly didn't help much in this situation.(-1 again)
>>2706446>the round goes straight through her heart, she falls into the dirt and twitches for a moment before finally gaining peace
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2706423>Even as the daemon fights through the wounds she is inflicting she continues, digging through lung tissue and more to tear open the main paths for it's ichor.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2706450>unphased by the attacks he fires at IrvisGIVE ME PAIN! MAKE ME SANE! EVERYTHING MUST DIE
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2706454>>2706446>Recognizing the tongue worming its way into him would soon make his form far too unstable to remain on the materium, he stabs at Irvis with the last of his time remaining, dissapearing as the blade goes into Irvis
>>2706458>All that is left behind of the Daemon is the Hellblade lodged in Irvis's heart
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2706456>Irvis is further badly burned“F-fuck you Antaloth! Blood for the blood god! Pleasure and Pain! Stagnation and Change!”>Irvis fires his bolt pistol at Antaloth, still barely clinging to life
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>2706456>>2706450At this point any anger in her has been triumphed by the will to live and the reasonable thought of fire being quite painful. So, she tried to put herself out, rolling on the floor as flames still burned, maybe it would burn out her anger, regardless she didn't want to be harmed by the flames burning her at the moment before going back to combat, or not, depends on how quickly the others delt with it.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>2706462>O7 makes his way over to Irvis’ side and attempts to stabilise him
>>2706462>he shudders as his innards are pulverized, but he isnt saddened by this though, as he falls to his knees and dies, he mouths the words "thank you" before succumbing to the death that he craved so badly
>>2706472>both brother and sister lie dead in pools of blood, both theirs and their enemies. Maybe now they will finally know peace? for death is all they've ever wanted
>>2706470“Your efforts are futile. He is already dead.”>Suddenly a massive power armored figure is behind O7. He reaches over his shoulder and plucks the sword from Irvis’s chest, causing the Commander to cough up blood and die unceremoniously“You are all idiots and fools; it is obvious you cannot be led from the shadows.”
>>2706486And the puppet master shows himself at last.What might we call you?
>>2706486>Arden finally decides that the show has ended when the marine enters the roomGreetings Marine about time you revealed yourself. As you see a bit of a debacle has taken place.
>>2706458>Jay falls to her knees, her laughter is hoarse from the blood's heat.Hehehe, delicious. Heehee, his blood is mine... You hear that Khorne! The blood I spill belongs to Slaanesh! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
>>2706486>Flagg turns to the new figure I was right to summon you, my lord. The newly turned scum of this regiment is clearly not strong enough to bear the blessings of the chaos gods without stronger shepherds.
>>2706493“I am Alpharius. You will obey me, if you do not, you will die. There is work to do, you must still steal the mining equipment. It is vital. Hydra Dominatus.”
>>2706509I’m not surprised you are involved in this Flagg.Did Irvis know about the shadowplay before he died?
>>2706486Brunhilde, lying on the floor and still just a little bit on fire curses quietly as she simply lays there. Everything was not well at all...not at all. Hopefully someone would actually help her sooner rather than later, hopefully.
>>2706512>Flagg makes the sign of the aquilaHydra Dominatus.
>>2706512That was the intention before whatever the hell just happened happened.The primary actors in the scheme I had fabricated are now dead, meaning that we no longer have a way of achieving our goals.Any pointers?
>>2706508>A daemonette wearing a smock and a beret appears"Oh Slaanesh heard your calls baby girl, she sent me to give you a gift and help y'all out round here.">Boops her on the nose and mutates her
>>2706515Irvis had his strengths, but sniffing out conspiracy, even when it was to assist him, was not among them. I serve our true masters, as should you if you value your continued existence.
>>2706521>BlllecK>blllllrblleOhh?And interesting developement indeed!>blllecK>he surveys all of the deadNurglings!! Come and collect this flesh! so that i may purtify in nurgles garden!>bllelelellbll
>>2706517>Swanks over to Brunhilde"Oh this won't do at all, tsk tsk tsk, the Prince has her sights on you darling.">Boops her and makes the damage of the burns no longer life threatening and infact enjoyable"Give me a call some time sweety.">Winks at her and swanks back over to Jay
>>2706543>the seven Nurglings pop out of the shadows, excpet for the one that climbs out of barabass's gut>they each take a leg on the dead and drag them back to the new garden of Nurgle, singing and laughing as they go
>>2706548"Oh look at those sweety pies, if they weren't so gross i might even hug one of them!"
>>2706540I’ll have to watch out for you.But you needn’t worry about my loyalty to a dead man. We both know I’m in this for self gain.>>2706543STOP BRINGING DAEMONS INTO MY FUCKING WAR ROOM!
>>2706512"Alpharius daaaaarling, don't worry about me, i ain't one of those Khorny, or should i say horny.">Winks"Angry boys, i'm just here to paint and make sure my lil 'girl Jay here doesn't get into trouble, atleast, not too much.">Wink intensifies
>>2706553Yes indeed!>blleck>hacking fitThey are a hassal for sure, but i love every bit of it!>blllrble
Rolled 42 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2706531>Her laughter slowly petters out, even as it grows smooth, sounding like moans of pleasure mixed with honeyed cream by the time she is finally calm. She sticks out her tounge, a six foot muscular tendril, ending with a tip hooped with 6 heavy silver rings. She pulls the tounge back in and speaks.Slaanesh has blessed me, it feels... decadent.>Rolling to see how many unaligned/undivided are turned by the sound of her voice.
>>2706568"If you ever want a fun time, give me a call, I do painting classes on the weekends.">Winks"I'm serious about the painting class by the way, I'm just sexually winking at you to make you come to the painting class.">Winks
>>2706546Brunhilde seems confused and in a state of calm. She felt pain and yet it wasn't as bad as it was before the daemonette came around, a part of it being oddly comfortable, oddly pleasurable. She didn't think much of it at the moment, just happy enough she didn't feel terrible and could actually stand up. So she forced herself to her feet and looked as the bodies were dragged off. Letting out a sigh she seemed not to care much that Ivris was dead, but really she was a bit upset about his death. Still she forced herself to speak to the oddly armoured man who proclaimed himself the new commander, saying simply "Did any rules change or not?...sir."
>>2706582You know. You had me exciting until you said that you were sexually winking just for me to come to painting class. I'm not a fan of painting but I do like sexual acts that involve winking.
>>2706568>Alpharius looks the devoted of Nurgle up and down"Hmm... yes, you might be just perfect for that, should the acquisition ever come to conclusion.">>2706595"The rules have not changed; it remains follow me or die.">>2706564"If only you had been discovered when still a child; there is potential in you."
>>2706512>He notices the giant in the roomI am Barabass, scion of Nurgle and gifted Psyker>he lowers his head and lays his free hand across his gut>as he faces the dirt mucus drips out of his nose hole
>>2706597"We can do some acts that involve sex and painting at the same time kiddo, i'm not a one dimensional girl.">winks
>>2706608>smiles with glee and winks backI'm down for both...
>>2706603I like to think of myself as my own role model.Right... I’ll draft up a new version of the mine scheme that’s so foolproof it doesn’t matter who dies next, just get these people out of here my lord.
>>2706615>Hooks her arm around his elbow"Lead the way to the tent darling, i'll see what i can do.">Easel and Brushes float behind the duo as they depart
>>2706627>Walks away with the Slaneeshi rape girl like a little boy in a candy shop. Happy, excited and with a massive boner.
>>2706603"Okay, good to know I won't get in trouble for personal disputes." Brunhilde would say before glancing over to someone.>>2706575"Jay, what exactly happened? I wasn't really all that there when that fight happened...also is the kitchen done yet? Sorry if I sound a bit one minded on that...I also feel tired...again..."
>>2706632>About ten minutes later Whistling Heart would leave the tent, leaving a breathless Cassius behind her"Thanks Sweety, got some good inspiration out of that, reminds me of my gentler days!">A full scale Victorian painting of a Golden Throne made of bones, hovers behind her, each skull has been replaced by the enfleshed head of Cassius, each expressing a different emotion, The Emperors face is golden light, but when you look upon it you sense great pain.>She hangs it in the command center
>>2706640I had a taste of Khorne daemon flesh, that fool lost power in this camp, and Slaanesh gained from his loss. And I'm not sure about the kitchen, lets go check shall we, I'm in the mood to cook something before I go on this mission of theirs.
>>2706652>She hooks her arm around Brunhilde's
>>2706624"CLEAR OUT OF THE WAR ROOM SO HE MAY PLAN"
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>2706669"Sweety, i'm going to go fix up those uniforms make them look real spiffy.""No promises on any mind breaking imagery though, sometimes it just happens.">Heads off>Begins painting heraldry onto the uniform>The Heraldry is a dragon with three heads battling a black knight in a field of gray grass and amber skies, there are also other hidden symbols in the background for the more perceptive(40 or below = symbols that look nice but have no true meaning)(41-60 = secret codes for those in the know to aid the wearer)(61-100 = Symbology that tempts the viewer to Chaos and harms sanity if they look too long)
>>2706669As you wish>bllrble>he leaves, the dead bells on his staff clatter as he lumbers back to his garden>BLLLECKIf you need me>coughyou can find me and my acolytes in the garden
>>2706669...>O7 sits in silence in the now mostly ruined Tzeench oriented room.>the more he pondered, the more it seemed like the very walls and floor were curving and folding away in impossible directions>it began as distracting, but as he gazed more and more, he saw that the movements reflected those of his own mind....>he got some paper together and drew up the planTwo teamsTeam one: The Face.Primary asset features: Charismatic, persuasive, not physically mutated/capable of hiding mutation with 100% certaintyRecommended volunteer: Slannesh oriented cultistSecondary Asset features: Two guards, full body armour, tall and imposingAre not to speak for the duration of the missionRecommend heavy armamentsSuggested volunteer: Chaos undivided cultistsTeam two: The LinePrimary asset features:Backup team for use at my discretion or if cover is blownAll members must be trained in stealthTeam one is to approach the mine and make contact with its controllerTeam one is then to show interest in purchasing mining equipment in bulk, making it clear that they are a wealthy noble.Team one is to use any means possible to acquire a deal, whether this means seducing and bedding the target in question if unresponsive to bribes, bribing them if unresponsive to advances, or improvising if both avenues fail.Team one is provided with a falsified cheque to be fabricated by whomever is capable of fulfilling this order, a bath and proper hygiene before the operation and clothing fit for the nobility
>>2706724I can be in team one. I have no mutations and I used to BE with the Imperium. Also, I make some damn good jokes.
>>2706724Team one, the face. As long as I don't show off my tounge the only sign are purple eyes, which aren't too vibrant to explain away.
>>2706724>Her features and dress morph into that of an Aristocratic noble, one who would fit in amongst the richest of hive spires"I think i can operate as the Face.">Looks around and disdainfully sniffs"Unlike these dregs from the lower hives."
>>2706799Purple eyes? Are you from Cadia?
>>2706802>>2706799>>2706789We can have two faces as long as one of you submits to the authority of the other.Cassius, while you may be a valid choice, can you speak in perfect high gothic?Actually, can anyone here do that other than the daemonette?The one I assign to lead team one needs to be able to convincingly pull off a member of the nobility to even the most insignificant details, as they will be the one doing the most speaking.Currently my proposal is that the daemonette take the lead on team one, and the second face is a tossup between Cassius and Jay.We want to diversify skills here. Seduction is already covered. Do either of you have any education or experience with nobility, diplomacy, bribery or buisness deals?
>>2706819"I have extensive experience with the first three and i can bluff my way through your mortal business deals.""In any case, even i mess up in regards to that, i can just play it off as my father sent his airhead daughter out to try and be useful."
>>2706806...no, at some point they just changed color.
>>2706828Well shit. Sucks to be you.>>2706819Yeah... High gothic? I think I'd rather just be on team two...
>>2706819I used to own a business,>She switched to high gothic, it sounds odd, she knows the words, her tounge has little practice with some sounds that aren't used in low gothic, but at the same time blessings bridge that inexperience.and I think I learned high gothic.
Meanwhile, Brunhilde was nearby the kitchen, quietly thinking to herself when she felt a bit strange. Soon enough she looked around were she was, seemingly worried about something before it seemed to fade. She didn't think much of it till shortly after she noticed something small in the distance, something like a mouse. Despite the fact that the little creature was harmless, Brunhilde felt an intense fear build up inside her as her heart started beating quickly and soon enough she was running away just as quickly too. Once she was a fair distance away and she could no longer see the creature she sat down, shaking, and wondered what was wrong with her. She had never felt fear like that, not even from that one daemon, and yet that small yet terrifying creature that despite its looks was probably harmless made her run. As she was think and calming down, shaking less and less, she once again felt strange. Soon the area around her ears along with them started to hurt badly, along with a small part of her lower back next to the end of their spine. Soon, the pains location changed to her teeth, eyes and nails before fading. Looking at her hands her fingernails seemed slightly sharper, and so were her teeth. Looking at herself further after feeling something strange on the top of her head and something behind her, she found she had the ears and tail of a cat, both matching her hair in color. While she couldn't see it, her eyes had become more cat like, although that was the final thing that had changed. The mutation made her look different but she still looked like herself, just alot more like if she was a particular kind of abhuman, not that she would know much about those though.
Rolled 19 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>in his growing garden of plague and death, Barabass does his filthy work>COUGH COUGH,>COOUUUUUGH COUGHFASTER! THEY ARENT ROTTING ANY SLOWER! GET THE CORPES->COOUUUUUUGH>BLLLICKANY FASTER>The bells ring and catch flame, a thick pestilent fog emerges from within them, he waves the staff around 7 times as he attempts to manifest winds of plague
>>2707553>A toad in the not fetid pond croaks
>>2706819Me and my men are all trained in stealthWe can form the line
>>2706823We're you the one that saved me spawn of the Prince> he bow properlyI'm Jaan Maide Commander of the omakaiste at your service, and for your information I'm no hive man I'm a forest brother
>>2706512>>2706603>>2706486>Cogran seams to just stand there for several minutes staring at the corpse of Ivris prossesing what just happened.How can I serve you comander
>>2706823>>2706847You two will impersonate the nobles, make yourselves presentable>>2706844You can be one of the silent guards or hidden in stealth until needed>>2707830Your men shall form team two along with Cassius.If you have any men to space, they can also serve as guards for the nobles.I believe that that is it.
>>2707993This is acceptable> he makes sure his magazine is fully loadedAs good as they may be understand they're twitchy but good bodyguards why else would I have them guard me
>>2707887>Her hive accent slips away for a second"Oh don't take me serious child, i was just putting on my voice for those chickenfucks at the mine.">She gives you a brilliant smile, both repulsive and alluring at the same time"And i appreciate your being my bodyguard as well, wouldn't have no other man by my side.">Her spire accent slips back into place>She sniffs disdainfully"Why should i care where the plebians rest their heads?"
>>2708024I am unsure if I should be honoured> he straighten his back and looks down at his uniformI am sorry for the state of my uniform and I am disappointed to inform you I am no bodyguard but a commander
>>2708033"No worries, i fixed up a bunch of uniforms.">Pinchs his cheek gently"Oh a commander ey? Big man in charge, i like that.">She winks and hands him a uniform of the Omakaiste except it is made from the richest of dyes and gold filigrees
>>2708035Thank you grate lady> he takes the clothes and looks over his ownI am grateful for this. I'm not the overall commander that is someone else I command the partisans outside
>>2708041"For now, you oughta replace him with time."
>>2708043I do think the overall comander is still in this room lady of the prince
>>2708045"Isn't he the dead fellow?">PonderingCrabClaws.Jpg
>>2708043My goal is to free this world and my people ofcorse I should rule it afterwards it would be what I deserve for freeing my people from the imperial butchers
>>2708048"Yep!""And unlike those gross Imperials you know the truth of reality.""Together we will build a paradise for your people!"
>>2708050Yes that's the future this world deserve not being just another cog in a inefficient and brutal machine
>>2708047I do think the new one is the alpha legionere in the that killed the dead man over there.>points at Ivris dead body.
>>2708054All the universe is one great machine and we all make up a small part of it
>>2708056Here we disagree the universe is a arbitrary and uncaring beast like a wild cat
>>2708058But even the wildest of beasts are machines some are made of flesh and some of metal but everything is a machine. And all of these machines work together to build up the greatest machine of them all. The universe
>>2708062If the universe is a machine then I’d say it’s certainly broken
>>2708062You have your opinion I have mine we will not agree so let's stop this before someone does something stupid
>>2708063No it is just so complicated so that is can look broken but it is still working as the greatest machine in existence and if it was not working we would not be here as cogs in its magnificent glory
>>2708068You Meatbags can never see the obvious can you have you heard of cause and effect this is the evidence of this machine that we all are apart of
Rolled 7 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2707680>BLLLRG!!!>COUGHWHY ISNT THAT FROG DEAD YET!?>The bells toll and catch flame, as they ring a green lighting strikes between them, he slams the staff into the ground after waving it 7 times as he attempts to manifest Smite (nurgle edition) at the frog
>>2708079>The frog croaks
>>2707895"Continue as you were doing."
>>2708078Now that will be later after I have made that monster feel my pain> he looks straight forward for a few seconds completely distantI don't know if you sleep. I'm sorry
>>2708086Any changes in policy
>>2708090"Currently, no, however if there is another incident, there WILL be a change. You all have these freedoms now, prove you can keep them."
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2708083>blllleckhmm>He reaches into the gaping maw that his is gut, feels around in there and pulls out an infested stub revolver and fires it at the frog
>>2708110>The toad is reduced to a smear
>>2708093The plan is ready for execution as soon as the fake bribe is printed off.
Rolled 70 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2708110>laughing and coughing at the same timeNow he will keep Nurgle company in his garden>bllleckNow lets try this again>The bells ring and catch flame, a thick pestilent fog emerges from within them, he waves the staff around 7 times as he attempts to manifest winds of plague
>>2708134>Back at the command center"Why do i smell the stench of STD's on the air?"
>>2708137>blllrg>he laughs manically as the last clean plants and grass decays and rots in Nurgles embrace
>>2708137Ohhhhhh fuuuuck... Did I wear a condom?
>>2708089What is happening> he looks confusedWhat is wrong with me al of a sudden. I don't why I acted... that way. Why did it feel right.
>>2708181"Don't worry about it."
>>2708093That is highly unusual. No mater I will return to my duties.
>>2708186Why should I not worry about it?> he stares at the deamonWhy were I so formal and courteousIt's not like meYet I did it and it felt like the right thing to do
>>2708191>Shrugs"My patron is probably doing something, that isn't my doing."
>>2708193Ok I got confusedSo a question were you sent here with a reason in mind or was it just a opportunity to do something.We're you the one who talked to me before I chose this path
>>2708193So what outrageous request will you make deamon. The last one asked for a brass throne so you have a bit to make up to.
>>2708202To wich questionI think one of the questions where not a yes or no question
>>2708203"I want a throne made out of seven hundred dead sex workers."
>>2708204"Yes.""I can't answer your questions, its against the rules."
>>2708205I do not deal in articles of comfort try again.
>>2708209"A chariot, made of excess."
>>2708210Come to me whant you have something that is not made up of a concept.>Cogran walks out to his workshop and starts working.
>>2708208Oh it's against the rulesI just wanted to know if you were sent to help in the liberation of my peopleI feel this urge to ask do you prefer to be treated in a formal or informal manner
>>2708214>>2708213"Never.""And Maide, whatever you feel like treating me, and i can't answer the first question."
>>2708213>follows Cogran non-nonchalantly out to his workshop.Hey uh, yeah... Sorry for being a dick to you and all but uh... Is it possible that you could give me a hand? I need my lenses on my lasgun replaced.
>>2708218If you say so lady> he leaves returning some minutes later in the brand new and exquisite uniform given to him by the deamon. The clear dark greens complimented by the black details the buttons previously made from some sort of plastic now clear gold. The white armband now a dark pink
Rolled 46 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2708224>looks at him for a momentI will do what I must. I might do more than I must as you asked nicely.>takes the lass gun and repairs it
>>2708229Thanks tru- I mean... Thanks pal. You going to pimp it out?
>>2708230FINALY someone thanks me for something. Do you whant anything specific.
>>2708234Well... Is there any way you can crank up the power on the thing? The lasbolts that come out of it are fine and all but I want them with a little bit more OOMPH. I mean, if you can and if it isn't too difficult.
>>2708130>Flagg arrives with a forged document
Rolled 48 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2708236That I can do person.>cogran tries to modify it to have adittional power and capacity.
>>2708242Ho-oh-ohly shit... You have some amazing talent Cog'. Should we try this thing out?
>>2708247Do it outside. I do not whant anything geting destroyed in here. Also...Thanks? >in binaricInstinct fear enabled.
>>2708241Wonderful.Team 1. Assemble and move out toward the mine.Team 2. Flank and stay within seeing distance of the entrance at all times. Engage only on my order.Do not be seen
>>2708261> jaan stands ready in his new uniform at the head of a group of 12 partisans all in formationYou didn't have to specify the last bit why would you want to be seen when you are laying to engage only if things go miserably
>>2708259Huh? Yeah, outside of course. >takes his brand new lasgun (basically a hotshot) and walks away all giddy and happy.
Rolled 28 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2708282Thank you.>he starts repairs on the Rino.
>>2708269>Jaan notices that, without any prompting, 10 of the twelve partisans have replaced their white armbands with dark pink armbands
>>2708292>The rhino isn’t physically dmaage, it’s machine spirit is inconsolable and has been driven insane
>>2708269If you have nothing useful to say remain professional.You may depart.
>>2708300>puts the handbrake back inHow do I solve this>pokes his head out of his workshop.Anyone that has anything to cheer up a Rino in withdrawal
>>2708303Dunno, threats? What do machine spirits do for fun?
>>2708296"Well they're surprisingly quick to follow"> he inspects them making sure everyone has the correct equipment and uniform within regulation
>>2708302Sorry I just thought you were using redundant words as we all already knew the plan
>>2708307>As Jaan looks them over, he can note that those who are wearing the dark pink arm bands are clearer of face, brighter in the eyes. A few of them have buttoned their shirts down a few buttons, and one has discarded a shirt altogether. Otherwise, they are within regulation, and an odd inclination to forgive the shiftlessness fills you, since for that man at least, it is more aesthetically pleasing.>Looking over your men is making you slightly... flustered.
>>2708306No you don't threaten them that is very impolite and counterproductive. Just like you>cogran dives back in and starts setting up insence around the Rino and Russy that he parks beside it
>>2708326Hmm...who was he parked with before? Maybe he dislikes his neighbor
>Everyone involved in the mission loads up in trucks and moves out. The mine is a bit of a ways away, which is good. The drive through the mountains is quiet and solitary. As you finally approach the mine, it is 5:00pm.
>>2708317> when he comes to the one who had discarded his shit he gives him his lot uniform shirtIt's green for a reason. I understand how much you want to express yourself but right now we need to be hard to see. You can do those things later
>>2708350>He sighs and puts on his shirt“Yes sir...”
>>2708407Thank you for understanding> they leave with the others
>>2708336>Salfrin is just sitting in the corner of the truck, pretending to be awake
>>2708336>sings to himself random ass songs as he rides in the truck.
>Russy purrs, liking the incense>The rhino screams at itself
>His nurglings add the corpses of the deceased the the pile, laying Irvis' on the top as the pile decays and turns into a clay like substanceTHIS! THIS WILL BUILD NURGLE'S TEMPLE!>llleck>COUGHyesss, let it rot and decay!
>>2708515>pokes his head out again Can someone give Se slanessh fluids the Rino needs some detoxing.
>>2708521>satisfied with the new foundation of the new temple, he stands wiping the filth from his gut and "face"now, My children! come forth and build the Temple of Filth!
Rolled 100 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2708336> the partisans take up hidden positions on the edge of the forest concentrated around the com tower (+10 ninja)Lets get going
>>2708336>A haughty spire-born woman steps out of the truck, looking disgusted at her surroundings, sniffing disdainfully>She says in High Gothic"Guards, attend me, my father wants my person kept safe.">She readjusts the expensive furs around her person, apparently cold despite the mild climate>Begins walking haughtily towards the mine
>>2708682>Is just kinda chilling with Jaan and his men.
>>2708682>Jaan and the partisans climb up the forested hills surrounding the mining camp, to a place where they can see the Vox tower, but remain unseen behind well place boulders.>As Jaan waits behind the boulder, he notices something; there are ancient carvings on the boulder, likely put there by the ancestors of the planet's natives long ago. Jaan recognizes one of the symbols which is displayed prominently, it is the Mark of Slaanesh, the same mark that recently appeared upon his skin.>>2708688>A few grubby guards wake from their naps and fumble their lasguns a bit."Uh Sarge! There's guests!""I'm coming, I'm coming!">An older gentleman with a grizzled, scarred face comes out of a small barracks. He is missing an eye"Ugh, what in the Emperor's name do you people want?">He spits on the ground.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>2708653>Grabing the "Clay" like substance from the pile that used to be corpses the Nurglings take it in handfulls and chunks and begin slapping it together to form a terrible, terrible smelling temple of filth and decay
>>2708699Hold position men acquire your targets but don't shoot> subconsciously he reach out and touch the mark on the stone felling it's intricacies
>>2708699>In High Gothic"My name is Lady Evangeline Ambrosia Valentina the Fourth of the house Artosius, keeper of the wealth of the seventh Emperors wrath.">Sniffs and gives the sergeant a disdainful sniff"The Governor has reallocated the equipment within this mine to be used by my family for diamond mining on the other side of the world.""I have men ready to load it, and these papers here authorize it.">Holds papers out>Taps foot impatiently>Will repeat herself in low Gothic if need be
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>2708700>More a shrine. There's not enough material to make a temple; there's only about 6 corpses.>>2708711>You feel blessed running your hand along the symbol. Blessed and reassured; you have betrayed nothing of your planet, the Prince had already been here, just long forgotten.>>2708716"Diamonds eh? Fething nobles, doing your unnesecary bullshit. Hey, wait just a minute missy...">Rolling to see how much he buys it
>>2708716>>2708719"This here paper says your name is Lady Evangeline Ambrosia dé Valentia the Fourth."
>>2708719> he close his eyes for a few seconds before returning to the present momentSo status
>>2708724>She takes the paper back>Stares at it in shock>She quivers in rage>A mix of high-gothic and low-gothic curses ensue"FUCKING ADMINISTRATUM, MISSPELLING MY NAME, I-I WILL HAVE THEIR HEADS FOR THIS.""MY FATHER WILL HEAR ABOUT THIS.">Grabs one of her body-guards"CONTACT MY FATHER IMMEDIATELY, TELL HIM OF-OF THIS OUTRAGE!">She breathes out"Alright, aside from that, all is in order sergeant?"
>>2708730"Uh... let's see... yep. All that seems to be in order. Damn shame, we'll have to give the penals the pickaxes without the powered equipment.">The sergeant jerks his head and a few guardsmen hurry off, shouting orders"It'll take a bit for all the stuff you want to get out here. While we wait, would you like some recaf?"
>>2708742"Do you have any wine from the eight Agri-Worlds of the Emperors light?""Recaf is disgusting."
>>2708748"Nope, ain't got any wine."
>>2708728Hey, you doing alright?
>>2708751"Ugh, i'll withhold then."
we did our best papa!We tried we swear! not enough dead things! >farts
>>2708758>blllleckIts okay my children we will get more soon enough>COUUUUUUUUGH
>>2708753Yes I'm alright why should I be anything else?> Jaan looks over himYou should get a shower
>>2708763Oh thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to hear right now.
>>2708767Sorry but your smelly> makes sure there's a bullet in the chamberSomeone I need to know if everything is going according to plan I'm getting twitchy
>>2708776It's probably going fine. And do I really smell that bad? Because when is the last time you've seen somewhere to bathe? I would if I could.
>>2708778There's a stream in the valey with clean water were I bathed the day we got hereI don't trust your hunch I want a confirmation
>>2708783Well shit. Show me when we get back to base willya? And just calm down man. We would know damn well if the plan has been botched. Do you hear any gunshots or any screaming or yelling at all?
>It takes awhile, but the mining equipment is loaded onto a truck and given to you
>>2708776I’m listening to them on the Vox, everything is proceeding as expected.“Evangeline” is acting exactly like a spoilt rich noble and they are buying it completely.
Rolled 26 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2708579No mater>cogran colects lose stones and starts building a wall around his current workshop and the cave where he will build the motor pool with large gates around where the entrances will be
>>2708790I'll show you on the condition you don't tell it to anyone who might be poised to tell a follower of the big smelly toad were it is
>>2708802Yeah... I understand whatchya mean.
>>2708796Thank you for informing me meet you at the rendezvous point> the partisans form up and head to the rendezvous point
>>2708805> walks along with Jaan whistling random tunes, not wanting to be alone or left behind while going to the rendezvous.
>>2708811> gives him a hastily scribbled map of the valley with the stream markedRemember no toad worshipping poxbags it's were I wash personally
>>2708816>takes that map like it's the key to his soulThanks again! Uh, sir? Man? Whatever you want to be called. I appreciate it.
>>2708818Sir is fineI expect you will be less smelly next time we meet
>>2708823Will do, Sir.
>You got what you came for, and can easily leave with no problems.>The sergeant would suffer execution a month later when his superiors realized he gave away the equipment to a con artist
>>2708841> they jump into the trucks and return to base
>>2708841>with the mining equipment successfully acquired, O7 would visit his slave once again in the war room
>>2708852>Catalina is on her knees praying as you enter.
>>2708992Catalina, I hope you have enjoyed your past few days of relative indolence, from now on your duties will from now on begin in proper.I have prepared a set of robes for you to use in your duties.From now on you are to be responsible of cleaning the various rooms I assign to you, as well as preparing meals and bedding each day.>he sets a folded robe on the floor, deep blue with a symbol of Tzeench emblazoned on the backBefore I leave to allow you to change, any objections?
>>2709114“I will not bear the profane symbols of your false god upon my person.”
>>2709128And why exactly, is this the hill you choose to die on?
>>2709130“Have you not heard a word that I have said? My faith in the Emperor is unvreakable, your so called gods are leeches upon humanity, and I hate you. I will serve whatever menial task you put me to, but I shall in no way venerate your dark gods.”
>>2709152Oh, I’m wounded.Come now, I’m being civil and I expect you to be as kind in voice as I am to you.Now, if you refuse to wear the robes then you do unfortunately force my hand, I would have to punish you. Out of my control I’m afraid.However, we might be able to come to a compromise in this situation.What can you offer in return for me allowing you to not wear chaos symbols upon your person?
>The rusted bells clatter in dead noise as Barabass lumbers into the war roomLord Alpharius? This bag of rotten flesh requests an audience>lllllllleeeck>he has a coughing fit>a large fly crawls out of his face
>>2709208>She shrugs“Preform menial tasks and paperwork for you, teach you the words of the Emperor, aid for you. Whatever you can think of; however I will never generate your gods, never defame the Emperor, and never bring harm to the Emperor’s subjects.”
>>2709210“What is it Barabass? Have you come to stink up the war room again, or do you have a purpose this time?”
>>2709217I->COUGH COUGH COUGH- request that any corpses that can be recovered, enemy or otherwise be given to me and my acolytes so they may contribute to Nurgles Presence on the planet>BLECK>COUGHMy acolytes will take them back to Nurgle's garden, we need only your permission, Lord
>>2709222“You shall have any corpse slain by a follower of Nurgle, as well as any corpse unclaimed by the followers of other gods. You had no right to the corpses of Irvis, Area, and Antaloth, but you took them anyways. Thereby, you shall have the last pick of the corpses. Khornates usually take first pick, but often only the head so they may take the skull. Slaanesh is often second; some of them have developed a taste for manflesh. Tzeentch often does little with corpses, however thy sometimes have some use. I expect that at least half the corpses of a battle will remain fully intact for you to make use of; sometimes more, sometimes less.”
>>2709216You fail to understand, as part of your position, those are all expected of you, save the words of the Corpse Emperor.You still hold valuable knowledge that we can use in the resistance.Here is how this will play out.You can refuse any order I issue you, once per day. If you do, you must give me information about weapons caches, patrols, people of interest, etcetera.If you refuse to do so, I will punish you until you tell me either way.If you lie to me, and trust me, I will know, then I will punish you until you tell me the truth.I do hope that it does not come to that, I am growing to like you, however if you force my hand I am not afraid to press the shock button.
>>2709234Disapointed but->COUGHI am in no position to question your wisdom, lord>COUGHI have one other request lord, if youl have me>COUGH
>>2709243“That is acceptable. Find, in exchange for not having to bear your profane symbols, I shall tell you something: the Governor has an escape route in his personal toilet.”
>>2709260From time to time, as you well know mortals are taken and forced into servitude>BLECKmost are corrupted shortly after, i request that 1/3 slaves are sent to me, as the Nurglites are terribly few in number, mighty lord>COUUUUGH COUGH COUGH
>>2709262“A full third of the slaves? What of the other 3 gods Barabass? You may have 1/4th of the slaves whenever there are enough captives to split. When there are not enough, they will simply go to whoever captured them.
>>2709257Do you see how this benefits both of us when you stop being so belligerent?Don’t forget, I don’t hate you like you do me, I’m here to help you Catalina.>he gets out another set of clothing, plain navy blue all around, and lays it on the floor, retrieving the chaos marked attire.Change and start cleaning all of the blood from the attempted coup Catalina, it’s everywhere.
>>2709269Anything is worth its weight in pus and flesh to me, mighty lord.Myself and my acolytes are ready for war and death whenever you call for us, infact we crave it.>HACK HACKI was banished over a century ago, but Nurgle's love kept me alive. I want this land to know and fear my gangrenous touch once more!>BLECKForgive me lord, i forget myself.>he lowers his head, pus drips out of his nose hole
>>2709278>Catalina dons the robes and fetches a mop“Sigh, right away Judas.”>>2709283“I suppose you’ll be wanting me to clean that as well?”
>>2709289It will probably melt through the floor anyway. Just patch it up.If not you can fetch a hose
>>2709289No! (in a daemonic voice)
>>2709289Brunhilde was for the past few hours getting used to her new mutations, and now she considered herself relatively good at controlling her ears and tail. However she thought now was the time to finally start acting doing more than just getting accustomed to the mutations, or 'gifts' as most would call them here, that were now a part of her. Naturally she would head to the command room to check up on things, however she would be hiding her ears and tail the best she could, at least for the moment. When she saw the sister however she smiled at her and waved.>>2709295Before her eyes went wide from the stench and she quickly covered her nose and mouth. Luckily for her, she hadn't exactly eaten recently...
>>2709337>Catalina mutters"Apparently she's a cat now."
>>2709337>bllrb?Ahh, it seems your god has blessed you! congratulations! >blrlrllrlb
>>2709378Brunhilde would cough for a bit before moving her head out of the command room so she could get a breath of fresh air that wouldn't burn her lungs, after which she would say into the room moving her head back in "I was trying to hide it...apparently I failed." Before moving her head back out again for another breath only to choke a bit on the escaping putrid air. "Please, tell me how you can live with this air, what is your secret?! I'll actually accept you lecturing me about your faith if you do.">>2709379Once Brunhilde managed to get another breath of air, she simply would say to what she perceived as a walking corpse "I don't worship any god, and I probably will keep it that way...probably." Before leaving for a moment to actually be able to breathe and then returning after a minute, holding her breath.
>>2709406If its truly that awful, i can take the stench away for a time if you wish.>bllllllleck
>>2709406"My faith in the Emperor protects me; with it, I can withstand any punishment. I am protect spiritually, and, when I can feel his gaze burn brightly, sometimes physically. In this instance, I am currently trying to drown out the smell by thinking of the incenses of the convent."
Rolled 82 (1d100)>With the acquisition of the excavation equipment Arden sets out to create his own room in the caves. >He starts by making a short hallway beside the cells he found and then tries to create a circular room.>With any extra time left he cuts through the rock to make a rectangular hole for him to rest in and a few smaller rectangles for him to put stuff in.
>>2709467>The excavation goes successfully
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>2709471>With the room making being done he moves his few belongings into the room.>With nothing left to do he decides that the kids need to get some attention again and decides to try converting the remaining ones to chaos undivided.
>>2709412"If it involves doing anything to my body that makes me look anything like a bloated corpse or real does anything to my body at all, please don't." Brunhilde would say before she started using her jacket like a makeshift gas mask.>>2709418"I'm not so sure about the former but honestly at this point, after a week of this completely crazy nonsense I honestly am starting to believe that I wouldn't be surprised if you were actually saying the truth. I'll take your advice though and try to think of burning oil from an enemy aircraft shot down on my side of the lines that is having its rudder taken as a trophy." She'd say a bit muffled from her coat.
>>2709485>The children are slightly more receptive, but simple talk will likely never convert them; action is required>Except for Teeson, he went full chaos when he was told that Chaos Space Marines were a thing
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>2709498>Arden did not wish to use action but it seems words will not work anymore.>Arden uses a bit of physical force to try and convert the kids. Starting with Felly as she would be easier than Billy
>>2709490>the bells ring, but the flames elude them, he waves it 7 times and suddenly the awful stench is goneDone.>blleck
>>2709520>The physical force Implied above includes slapping,beatings and mild torture with the tools around him but he tries to avoid serious torture unless he is forced to.
>>2709530>Felly screams as you beat her. You have not converted her yet, but you have likely added several layers of mental scarring that will never quite heal.>Billy just silently takes it.
>>2709537>overhears the screaming>bllrb??I must investigate such a sound>he lumbers in that direction
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>2709537>It seems that he has been easy on the kids and that they need more punishment before they embrace chaos.>He would torture them more this time but unlike last time he shall not be so lenient. This includes water boarding,more violent beatings,etc.
Rolled 9, 48 = 57 (2d100)>>2709579
>>2709579>>2709584>Felly is seriously injured. You have put her into serious condition.>Billy has taken a serious beating, but he stayed silent throughout the entire thing
>>2709525>>2709551Brunhilde would cautiously move her jacket away and breathe, finding the air not deathly terrible and actually breathable. Letting out a sigh of relief she merely would say "Thank you. Hope you find whatever that sound is." She would then look at the sister of battle who was still stuck as seven's slave, watching her and occasionally glancing to were ever seven was.
>>2709588>With the torture done Arden decides to stop for now and decides to bring them to a medic that will patch them up a bit.
>>2709617>Maria is humming happily as she makes a wide variety of narcotics in a makeshift drug lab as you enter with the beaten childre"GASP! Arden, how could you! They are only children! We don't even know if they're masochists yet!"
>>2709621Who knew converting children to chaos would be this difficult? Either way I am done with that method and I think Billy might be one. That aside. can you heal them Maria?
>>2709631"Yes, and you're a terrible caretaker.">She gets to healing them."You can go now."
>>2709613>Catalina is finishing off her cleaning of the gore
>>2709633I did not wish too do this to them but words did not work. Rest assured I shall not do this again.>He turns to leave
>>2709643Brunhilde would look around for a bit before saying "you did quite a good job so far, would you like a little help? I know it's a bit late and most of the work is done but I was a bit distracted by that smell. Also, I never got your name, but if you don't wish to share it that's fine to." She would say before moving closer to her, she considered whispering but thought it was too risky at the moment.
>>2709665"It is Catalina, and I do not require or wish for your help. This menial work is all that can occupy my time."
>>2709670"Catalina, not a bad name actually. It's nice. And don't worry, I am sure you could do much more than menial labor...well, if seven wasn't your boss anyway. Speaking of, how terribly has he been treating you since we last spoke?...I hope not too badly...I probably should have intervened instead of just leaving when he was, well...you already know." Her voice seemed to have an apologetic tone near the end of what she was saying, and she glanced away from Catalina for a moment.
>>2709710"I suffer under his rule, he has used the shock collar rarely, but physical pain is nothing compared to being forced to work for a Chaos worshipper."
>>2709588>He lumbers into the room, no, storms in.>his massive, decayed feet leaving a 'thud' with every heavy step>BLECKWHAAT CRUELTY IS THIS? SUCH NEEDLESS VIOLENCE! >blleck!>COUGH>the bells on his staff start to ring, and the eerie green flame engulf them. adding a sickly glow to the room
>>2710042"Barabass, they are already injured, they do not need to be sick as well! Whatever blessings you may bring they cannot handle. You may keep Arden away from them if you want to help."
>>2710047Cease the torture of the children! >cough! Or i will bestow Nurgle's wrath upon thee!>COUUUUGH COUGH>bllllech
>>2710057"I am fucking making sure the girl doesn't die. The boy's fine, fucking weird about that. You get out of here, I need the most sterile environment I can make; you are the east opposite of sterile."
>>2710066>bleckWhyy??? Why torture these childrens??>COUGHI will send an acolyte to check on them later, he will keep his hands and blessings to himself on my order>BLECK>as the bells die, he leavesSAVE THE CHILDREN>BLECK
Rolled 94 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2710087"Wait, does he think I tortured the children? Whatever. Hey there little girl, let's make sure your blood stays on the inside, alright?"
>>2709785"Really? He actually hasn't used it much? I'm genuinely surprised about that, I would have thought he would have used it every time you didn't do exactly what he said to the letter. Well, at least you are mostly fine on that front, though, I probably would be able to help on that second front, seeing how I wouldn't actually force you to work, and don't worship chaos...I probably would just talk to you for better insight into that Imperium you are a part of, and probably tell you some stories of my life, and maybe listen to your own...Actually, I probably would just try to get to know you."
>>2710150"Well that's nice.">Catalina puts away the mop"However you have already been touched by chaos; it will not be long now before you are entirely lost."
>>2710187"You mentioned that kind of thing before, what do you mean by that? Is it kind of like some sort of...well, probably in your words and in the best words I can think of off the top of my head, disease that effects the mind just its much more powerful, contagious and controlling? Because while that would make some sense, why wouldn't you be effected by it as well? Or are you safe from it because of that whole emperor protecting you thing?"
>>2710213"Yes to both of those things. Chaos is a foul and insidious infection. It drives men to madness and the worship of monsters. It creates mutation in normal men and women. It's tenants are mindless slaughter, death, madness, and greed. The very ground this regiment walks upon is corrupted by their presence; normal animals have ceased coming to this part of the valley. My shining faith in the Emperor protects me from this corruption. His golden light fills my soul and protects me from these evils I am faced with. If I did not have it, I would have descended to madness long ago."
>>2710224Brunhilde was silent for a moment before saying "I can...believe some of what you are saying, at least with some of the people here...but...other then no mutation, how is the emperor different? The last time we talked, you never really elaborated on that outside of no mutation, which for me, well...kinda late for that anyway. And from what I have seen from this regiment, while a good chunk of people are stark raving mad, there are a few here who are actually reasonable and intelligent. From my experiences with people who worship your emperor, well, so far, you have been the only one who I have been able to talk to and the only one to be reasonable. The others either were trying to kill me, or in the case of my time here, were already dead or converted before I really could talk to them. So, really, while I don't have that fair of a comparison, it really seems like two sides of the same coin if you get what I mean. I know you probably don't understand my view but, please try to, and I will try to understand your view as well."
>>2710224>you hear the clattering of bellsYour emperor protects you from corruption>COUGHbut can you protect you from Nurgle's embrace??>COUGH
>>2710241"You will not compare the Emperor to the foul powers of Chaos. The Emperor is a protector, a leader, an inspiring golden figure. His name and his holy symbols do not drive men to madness by looking at him. His servants are men, not literal monsters. He is a guardian of civilization, not a sponsor of barbaric war bands."
>>2710250"Then tell me, why do the men who follow him do such terrible things to innocent people? I know I have said it before but I never knew of the forces of chaos until shortly after the Imperium came, my world, to the best of my knowledge, was isolated and forgotten, only found recently by their forces. From my experience those that follow your emperor may not go mad, but they become blinded by their faith and see anyone who doesn't believe or bows to them as those who need to be indoctrinated, tortured, or shot. Catalina, please tell me, where is the line between man and monster drawn? Is it based on mutations or on the horrible acts they have done? Maybe me and my home world where extremely unlucky and all the Imperials I have come across so far other then you are just those that tread that line, or go past it, but if thats the case, why are there so many who do that? I just...I don't know. I feel like I'm forced to chose the least shitty of two incredibly shitty sides, and I have to say I'm not liking it." Brunhilde sighs before saying "We probably should't be having this conversation here and now but there is no point to stopping now..."
>>2710250> looks at the sister with barely contained rageProtector you say? Say that to my family My home village, my ability to have a normal life!> stands over herAll those were burnt at the stake when I was just six years old! I sat powerless at the edge of the forest the only one who escaped. Tell me what else than a monster could burn an entire village of peacfull People and think it was the right thing to do
>>2710250>enters the room covered in white dustYou emparor is nothing more than a trikster a lier and a manipulative monsterNow you may not trust me as our orders does not have that good relationship so you will just say I am a madman and a monster
>>2710266"Men do horrible thing because they need to be done, or because the men are wrong and will not admit it. We are imperfect beings. Faith in the Emperor is necessary for protection from the foul forces of Chaos and the unity of the Imperium. The difference between a man and a monster is this: men may have the capacity to sin, but they all have some redeeming quality, something they love, something they fight for; a monster knows only sin.">>2710496"All of mankind must be united if we are to stand against and destroy Chaos. Those that will not join the Imperium willingly are annexed. Innocents are not often burned at the stake unless our forces have been misled, or the risk of chaos corruption is too great. I do not know why your village was burned, but those you have allied with would do worse than burn a village that would not submit.">>2710536"The God Emperor does not lie."
>>2710496>>2710757"Do you believe this garbage Maide?""She insults the people she killed and you in the same breath.""She insults your very nation with the vile lies she spews.">Voice drops to a low whisper"Take your vengeance Maide.""Show her the pain you felt when her Sisters burnt your people at the stake."
>>2710757Now you don't understand from what little I can remember of my life before they came we were innocent and even submitted to you tyranny. Did it save them? No! When they came they accused us of treason that I still remember yet we had done no such thing. I was sent to acquire fire wood and when I came back my family were together with everyone else in the village had been tied up to a pile made from all that could burn in the village I saw her and I understood what was happening and fell to the ground I could not move. I still remember her, even after I have forgotten my own mother!
>>2710784"Your anger then is justified, but you have damned yourself and are damning the planet you live on in order to enact vengeance. Chaos will now "free" your planet, it will simply swap human rulers for monstrous rulers."
>>2710757You must be talking about a diferent person than the one that mislead the priesthood of Mars saying he was the omnissahia so he could use the forces of the omnissahia in his so called great Crusade.
>>2710786Dammed to what? Freedom? Understand this I am no monster I have not kidnapped children for who they are, I have not burnt villages to the ground, yet you continue to claim you aren't the monsters here
>>2710818"I literally saw a heretical tech priest come in with a sack of kidnapped children some time ago. You are not a monster yet, but you consort with the monsters, and they will change you into one of them."
>>2710823Why? And remember my presence is your sisters fault. My recent changes are also your sisters fault. Torturing and nailing that old priest to a cross! What did you think would happen?
>>2710762Miss it's not her fault her sisters are monsters and butchers, she will understand eventually there is no need for torture
>>2710841"...we believed it necessary. We needed to know where you were hiding, and we found the priest before we found you. We believed he knew where you were. He did not, and the men you sent to find him would not tell either. Destroying these heretics before they could grow too large was vitally important; for if you grow to long, a far less merciful force will come to kill you, likely purging a large portion of the planet's population in the same time.""We are responsible for your anger, yes. But it is you who has thrown your lot in with the worst possible people."
>>2710850She's not mine anyway so I don't think people will be happy> he starts to draw a face on a pice of paper
>>2710855You could have left. There was no reason to conquer my world! Tell me who else could have helped us? We had been fighting for over thirty years!
Rolled 5 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2710855Cogran walks out of the room and start using the machines to fig out the cave that he indented as a good place for the motorpool using the stone he digs out to build a wall around his current workshop and the cave where he will build the motor pool with large gates around where the entrances will be
>>2710862"You did not have to fight! You could have laid down your weapons and integrated into society! You could have swallowed your pride! Instead you have given into pride, and have doomed this planet because of it,"
>>2710870Could I? When? Have you not heard of the camps? The torture you put surrendered partisans through? There was no surrender! It was either die in shame and misery after they have extracted everything from you or die free
>>2710087>There is a sucking noise coming from the Garden>A large green arm attached to something is trying to pull itself out of a sinkhole>Bleck
>>2710757"If that is the case, why are none of the people in the Imperium monsters? The way I see it both sides have monsters on their side, and both have actual decent human beings. Yes, chaos can quickly clearly do horrific and terrible things, but the Imperium can as well and seems to do so about as often as chaos, in one way or another. R-">>2710823"Wait what? Why did he do that...If that is true, I will not be happy with him in the slightest.">>2710855"Wait that was your work?....Do you see what I mean? To quote Otto, when you fight for what you believe is right, look in the mirror. If you find yourself looking like yourself you have done well, but if you have found yourself disgusted, you will know you have become someone terrible." Brunhilde sighs before continuing "That priest? He actually survived all of that shockingly. And unless every god that isn't your emperor is a part of the ruinous powers, I don't think he worshipped any till recently. Actually I have to ask, do you think everyone that falls to chaos is a monster? I doubt it, but if chaos is a purely terrible and evil force why would any good people go to it? I already know the answer, it's more complicated than that and there's no easy definition of good and evil but...you get the point I'm trying to make...neither side is without monsters, that is just a fact of life. There will always be a few horrible people in any large group, and more or less depending on the fundamentals of that group."
>>2710915“The difference is, the minority of regular humans are horrible, while the majority of Chaos is horrible. There are no good men in chaos, there is no righteousness, no purity or good intention. Any good intention that would lead somebody to a Chaos is corrupted and defiled until they are just another monster, madly spilling blood, spreading plagues, plotting betrayal, and giving in to every desire.
>In a part of the caves, a collection of cultists are using the stolen excavation equipment to dig through the rock so that they can stop living in tents. They shout at each other over the whirring of the drill"I don't know man! I don't think I'd want to live underground!""Why the hell not! We're living in tents! Mine leaks!""What if there's a cave in!""There won't be a cave in! This thing came with an instruction manual on to how to prevent it! And anyways, the same argument comes with living in a building! What if the building collapses! Get over it man!""Yeah I guess you'r-">Suddenly, the drill lurches forward, having hit an empty space behind the rock wall."Well... huh, help me clear this away.">The two cultists work away the thin layer of rock separating their tunnel from the chamber beyond, revealing a massive and dark cavern"Woah... this is a fething huge cave.""Hey dude, do you hear something.""No, I don't hear anything.">..."Dude?">The cultist looks around. His friend is gone, his lasgun on the floor"Hey Farth, where the heck are you!">He peers around in the darkness, then looks back at where Farth was standing.>The lasgun is gone.>The cultist, panicked, slowly walks backwards into the tunnel, pointing his lasgun towards the cavern, until he reaches a respectable distance away, at which point he runs towards the surface screaming"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
>>2710983What are you screaming about?
>>2711001"We were digging and there was a huge fucking cave and now Farth is gone!"
>>2711003Who? No matter, what exactly took him?
>>2711004"I don't know! He was just gone!"
>>2711006>Out of the nearby woods a immense Ogryn of prodigious size stumbles out>Scratching head"Wot?"
>>2711006I see, go and sacrifice someone to get a favour of the Gods or somehing, prefferably your friend, maybe find a proxy to send down there, cultist you dislike the most preferable>>2711009Something bad is inside that cavern, likely relies on stealth
>>2710940"Are you sure of that? Because some people here seem to still be decent people and they actually worship the gods of chaos, Jay I would believe is a good example. I think that because of your bias you think that there are less monsters on your side then there really are, and more on the side of chaos. And that's fine and perfectly reasonable, chaos is, or well, was your enemy after all. But honestly I think both sides are filled with monsters and only a few are able to remain true to themselves and not become a mindless soldier following every order without question or remorse, or an insane maniac killing to spill blood with no remorse. Regardless, if I do end up 'falling' to chaos, I'll try not to lose my self."
>>2711016"Have you even talked to any in the regiment besides the few sane ones? Do you know about Jay's misdeeds? She EATS PEOPLE."
>>2711040You know, sneaking around, out of sight
>>2711050"Never dun that, why you do that?"
>>2711054So no one hits me and so I can hit them very hard
Rolled 87, 13 = 100 (2d100)>>2710940I had a friend that got beheaded for moving an antennae a few centimetres because it defied the will of the Omnissiah>O7 gets some drill equipment and begins carving out some rooms in the rock off the right wing of the war room, a bedroom and slaves quarters
>>2711026"To be honest I mostly ignore the insane ones, and Jay...if you mean literally eats human flesh, in which case I haven't seen her do that and I personally glad I haven't and wouldn't want to, they probably are dead before she cooks them...also I remember hearing a rumor that the ration bars people eat in the Imperium are made from corpses...so if that's true you don't really have much of an argument there...besides there is more then just Jay, for another example Ivris was actually sane...until he died... and there is also Jaan."
>>2711026Tell me is a butcherer, so blinded by faith that you said I should have surrendered despite knowing what the partisans who surrender are put through before being executed. Are you really the best arbiter of sanity
>>2711168"I am not a madwoman, however your allies will drive you to madness. Those in the prison camp were prisoners of war. I did not say to surrender, I simply said to stop fighting. The Imperium did not know your name and face; you could have slipped into a city and lived a normal life; instead you have quite literally sold your soul."
>>2710869>You make slow progress on the wall.>>2711084>Your personal chambers are quick to excavate, but you make little progress on the slave quarters
>>2711178I am pretty sure they know my face as I spent a year undercover in the pdf to acquire trainingAnd what would I do remember I was six when you're sisters stole my life from me!
>>2711200"I do not know why my order would have burned your village to the ground and its people at the stake. We would not have done so without reason."
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>2711184>he goes to the side of the war room, and carves out a room to serve as a library there, with a passageway for him to use to reach it from his quarters
>>2711436>The excavation goes well, but there's rock dust all over the war room.
>As he lumbers back to his garden to fester and think about festering, he notices something out of the ordinary>Blleck?Who is in my garden??
>>2711450>Bleck>Cough"Are you papa?"
>>2711453owhhh, sadly no, but i am his>BLEKHRepresentative here, but you can call me papa if you like>COUGH COUGH>BLEKH
>>2711459"Okay Papa">COUGH>BLEKH SQUELCH BLEKH"I'm stuck."
>>2711461Hmmm>blechlemme see...hmmmmCULTISTSNurglings! pull our new friend out of the muck!>COUUUUGH COUGHeheh
>>2711464>Is pulled.. about a foot out of the ground by the Nurglings, until his massive stomach catchs on something and tears>Squelch>Ogryn Groan"Papa it hurts."
>>2711464>one crawls out of barabass' belly, 2 hop out of the "bushes". 3 come out from behind the corpse shrine, and the last crawls out of the muck pond that they are supposed to pull the ogyrn out ofThen and the cultists pull with all their might, eventually, the ogryn is safely pulled from the muckYAYWE DID ITARE YOU GONNA BE OUR NEW FRIEND! LETS PLAY TAG! >pokeYOUR IT>they all run away screaming
>>2711479>The nurglings pull him out, his guts are spilling out of his stomach but he is fine"What now Papa?"
>>2711482Now, We go tell Alpharius about you, he will be excited to hear about you friend.>bllechcan you walk?
>>2711202There was no reason to kill them all! Now awnser my question what was I supposed to do exept figth. I had no were else to go, no friends outside, you were hunting me and I could not just forget about what your sisters did
>>2711490>Surprisingly, despite the damage to his lower body, he can walk"Who Alpha?"
>>2711491"I do not know what you should have done if I am to be honest; and in the immediate sense, you did what seemed the most reasonable. However, now you have thrown your lot in with madmen and heretics. Even if you win your fight against the Imperium, which you will not, the retaliation will be beyond your imagining."
>>2711491Ah Imperial witch hunts, greatest of ironies, they try to cleanse corruption of chaos and in the end of the day, it gets stronger due to their heavy handed actions
>>2711496He is in charge, he is my boss, and i am your boss.We gotta go tell him about you so he knows what to tell us>BLECH>HAAACK HACKCmon now, >he begins lumbering off and beckons the plaguegryn to follow
>Something has come up from the cavern discovered, and ignored, below.
>>2711506>He looks at its directionDid those cultists sent a proxy?
>>2711504>The Plaguegryn hauls a massive rusted bell out of the ground, that rings eerily as he follows Barabass"Okay."
>>2711500If you are right then atleast I will die free knowing I have made her feel what I feel> he takes the hastily drawn sketch and a knifeDo you know who this is
>they make their way to the war tent, Alpharius notices that 4 bells are ringing instead of 3>from outside the tent, as they have not gained permission to enterMy lord! We have a new ally that i believe requires or attention!>blech!We request an audience
Rolled 60 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2711184I must continue working>continues excavation of the cave where the motorpool will be>>2711506Someone go check on that I have better things to do
Rolled 42 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2711517> Quality of drawing
>>2711521"What is it?"
>>2711532"Hmm... that may be the Fava, the Mistress of Repentance. She is in charge of the Sisters who are stricken with an unyielding need for repentance for their own perceived wrongdoings."
>>2711533>he enters and beckons the behemoth of flesh to enterA new bulwark against the unenlightened>he gestures as if he is presenting himSay- >blechhelloo
>>2711537"Ah, an ogryn. Good find. they are very strong, very loyal."
>>2711535Oh I thank you now I have a name for the one who did it> he takes the knife and stabs the drawingNow it will be so much easier
>>2711539>Blech"Papa say you his boss, So you grandpa, hello grandpa!">Stares at him for a minute"Your big.""And scary."
>>2711542>blechHe wont do anything mean unless you make him very mad, if you behave yourself and do what you are told->BLECH>HACK- He will be nice to you, same thing for me too.>turns to his lord and masterI humbly request that myself and my acolytes are on the next combat assignment.
>>2711556>Blech"Okay Papa.">Stares off into distance
>>2711556"ACTUALLY, there is something you can do right now. Apparently a cultists discovered a cave while excavating, and his partner is missing alongside a lasgun and a drill. I'd like those returned, and the cavern explored."
>>2711641>bllechI can send some lackeys to do it, however they arent very smart.>blechI will accompany them, along with my new bodyguard here>he has a coughing fit>bleck
>>2711654>Rings bell"Dat means we go.">Nudges a nurgling with his foot"Les go."
>>2711657Smart one, now off we go!>the Nurglings follow in a single file line back to the garden, singing as they go>bleckAcolytes! we must explore a cave on orders of Lord Alpharius! Volunteering is mandatory!>bleck!
>>2711669"Yeh, boss says you do it, so you do it."
>>2711669>The Nurgle crew descend down through the newly excavated tunnels and into the cavern. It is dark, so the a few of the cultists turn on flashlights, dimly illuminating the vaulting cavern.>You stand at the top of a rocky slope, at the bottom of which is a stream that glistens in the light. There are two tunnels, either natural or carved, you can't be sure, leading out of the cavern: one on the left, and one on the right. The stream descends into a low bit of rock as it enters the chamber; even the nurglings would have a difficult time going through.
>>2711691>>2711669"Papa, its dark in here, i don't like it.">Clutching his great bell"I'm scared."
>>2711691>bleck>the bells catch flame, trying to light the area
>>2711694What do we have to fear? if theres anything mean down here youl smash em good.>bleck
>>2711705>Sniffle>Blech"Okay Papa, i'll smash it if it scares me."
>>2711695>With the touch of sickly green light, you can see a few more details of the cavern.>By the edge of the stream there is a collection of rubbish: bones, rotted bits of wood, scrap metal. The stream itself is pleasantly polluted.
>>2711710>>2711705"Oh, papa dat river is filled with trash.""Why we here again?""We gettin' rid of da rubbish?"
>>2711710Hmm,>bllrblInteresting...>moves in for a closer lookPlagueryn, follow!>BLECK
>>2711716>The Plaguegryn follows the light of Barabass's staff closely
>>2711716>The bones are a bit off, twisted; likely the bones of a mutant creature. The pollution of the stream appears to be crude industrial runoff; far less horrific compared to what comes out of a hive city, and less concentrated to boot.
>>2711720>>2711716>Instinctively grabs one of the larger bones, and clutches it, seemingly for good luck"Papa, what killed dis thing?"
>>2711725Not sure,>bleckbut its important so hold on to it, in your pocket i meanWhat this stream is is a blessing from Nurgle.This is a way into the city.WE MUST REPORT TO ALPHARIUS AT ONCE>COUGHING FIT
>>2711731"Papa, didn't Alpha send us to kill sumting?">Scratching head with bone"I smash or leave?"
>>2711734No smashing needed unless its needed, This cave is a way to take us to the place where smashing happens>BLECKlots of it to boot.We must go, now>he leaves back the way he came, the Nurlgings ride on Boilspews shoulders
>>2711739>Boilspew follows, stopping at the entrance"Papa, i got bad feeling, should i guard cave?""Smell sumting big, still here."
>>2711743No, we need to clear out as soon as possible, keep up! > he lumbers as quickly as possible to the exit
>>2711751"Okay Papa, i listen.">Follows Barabass
>>2711751>The exit is not too far away, and you reach it without incident, returning to Alpharius"Back so soon? What did you find?"
>>2711754"Uh, river of sewage.""And big dead thing."
>>2711754>Bleck!I found>COUGH COUGHA way into the city! my lord
>>2711762"Barabass, we are over 200 miles from the nearest city."
>>2711769WE found>blecKa sewage drain, polluted with industrial output.It has to come from somewhere
>>2711777"Well of course, but it's not from any Imperial settlement. Get back down there and continue exploring."
>>2711791>bleck!As you wish, lord....>he lumbers back down there, beckoning Boilspew to follow>back at the sewage river, he begins to follow it
>>2711795>Boilspew stays close to the light of Barabass, and follows him deeper into the warrens
>>2711795>The sewage river disappears below a boulder. It is not possible to follow.
Rolled 56 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2711802HmmmI will remove this>blllleckStay back Friend! this will hurt if you get hit>The bells start to ring, and green lighting arcs between them as he attempts to manifest Smite (nurlge edition) at the boulder
>>2711805>Bllleck>Entranced by the light-show
>>2711805>The Earth shakes quite violently as you cast your magics, knocking all your cultists off their feet, but luckily not causing a cave-in.>You have shorn maybe a third of the mass from the boulder
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>2711824>Sees boulder is still there"Oh i got dis Papa.">Pushing the Boulder out of the way with his enhanced mutant and Ogryn strength.(+20 to roll from this)
>>2711805>>2711829What in the nine fucks is going on down here?
Rolled 14 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2711829Stay back!>The bells start to ring, and green lighting arcs between them as he attempts to manifest Smite (nurlge edition) at the boulder
Rolled 60 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>2711832"We're trying to push this boulder out of way.""Alpha wants us to.">Heaves again
>>2711837>The boulder is moved out of the way
>>2711842Onward!>he presses onward cautiously
>>2711837Looks like you’ve handled that well enough already.>>2711842>he stalks down the opened path, helmet taking in all the details in the darkness no feeding them to him visually
>>2711842So Mr. Uh, Alpharius. What’s the mission here today again?
>>2711844>>2711842>Boilspews bell rings out a dread dolling as he marched forward into the dark"Grm, Blech, this place is large."
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>2711850that it is, >observes his surroundings for a moment
>>2711847"Go down into the hole that some cultists opened up. Don't worry, just follow your nose, you'll find them.">>2711850>>2711861>>2711846>Your boots splash in the polluted waters as you descend deeper into the earth. There are a few short waterfalls over ledges that are quite easy to climb down before you reach another cavern, the stream-cut tunnel exiting onto a ledge that overlooks an underground lake as the stream itself plunges into the water, faintly glowing with strange pollutants and reflecting a faint light from its oily surface.>The light is emanating from small bits of a faintly glowing mineral embedded into the wall. Curious.>The ledge you stand on wraps around the lake, and you can see a shore faintly illuminated on the far side. There might even be something on the shore.... but you can't tell. The light from these glowing stones both is too low to see, and also seems to be interfering with your small bits of equipment.
>>2711879>Slams his hand into a wall and grabs a chunk of the mineral, putting it into his makeshift sack"Shiny!">Starts edging along towards the far side
>>2711879>O7 rips off his helmet and sets it down on the floor, before jumping into the water and swimming to the shore
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2711892>The idea that diving into a lake of industrial runoff that is faintly glowing being a bad one does not cross your mind as you jump right in.>Your body feels a bit... tingly as the likely radioactive and highly polluted water covers your body. It also feels tingly as you realize that there is something in the water with you. >Something big, given the size of the eye that opens up to glare at you, bloodshot and somehow actively melting. A tentacle lashes out at O7 from the creature's vast bulk
Rolled 86 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2711925We are not alone down here! Acolytes! fire into the water!>The bells start to ring, and green lighting arcs between them as he attempts to manifest Smite (Nurgle edition) at the water
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2711925>having dragged the creature into the open, he moves with speed>he is lashed on the side by a viscous tentacle which slams him back onto the shore, but he takes the advantage and fires a melta gun into its eye
>>2711883Stay put! if you jump in the water you cant smash! you die if you go in the water!>bllrrg
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2711925>Throws some of the radioactive rocks at the thing"You suck!"
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2711925“OH WHAT THE FUCK”>Lenny attempts to throw a grenade into its mouth, pulling the pin beforehand.
>>2711935>>2711938>Barabass's Nurgle tainted lightning strikes through the water and into the beast, electricity and plague striking through its form!>...and also through the form of O7, who is in the water with the creature and quite close to it. Dear Tzeentch, you really hope the Nurgle lightning doesn't make you catch something.>The beast shudders and dies
Hah! Nothing can withstand Nurgle's embrace!>cough
>>2711982>Blecch"I killed him with rock boss, lets keep goin' ">Heads over to the other side of the lake
>>2711990Sure, you got em good>Coouuuugh cough>He follows the river further
>>2711997>coughs and drags himself up.I’d advise you to not attempt to electrocute me in the future>sniff
>>2712017I would say sorry>blecKbut im not>COUGH
>>2712048Fucking wonderful.>he puts his helmet back on and walks the path to the shore
>As you reach the far shore, you can see that a shack sits on it, constructed from scrap metal and loose stones. Something within is humming tunelessly. The door is marked with the sign of Chaos, as well as several other signs of unknown meaning
>>2712130>he holds up his hand, signalling halt
I swear, I went to the kitchen to get some buscuits and gravy, gave my girl a hug, and next thing I know I'm waking up a few days later. Anyways, I'm just saying, I apologise for my absence.
>>2712243"Oh you know, Arden beat up that little girl and boy, that boy Teeson is still waiting for you to teach him the ways of the Prince, the nurgle boys go into a big mysterious cave."
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>2712372>Jay collects Teeson to cuddle up on the couch and teach him about the prince's music.
>>2712555"Wow, I didn't know you could make a flute out of meat!"
>>2711535Brunhilde wasn't really doing much the past...however much time it had last talked to Catalina. Mostly she was just watching her, and looking around the room to make sure no one was actually there. Seeing how now no one actually was near her or Catalina. She simply walked over and quietly asked "Have you...been outside this place? If so, do you know where we are exactly or not? Also, do you know how to get that shock collar off?"
>>2712605"I do not know exactly where I am, no. If you remember, O7 knocked me out via electric shock while in transit to location. Getting the shock collar off without the key is not a sure thing; I believe he set it up so that if it is opened without the key that it will empty the entire battery into me."
>>2712647"Really? Well... Hmm...How far away do you think you will have to be for that shock collar not to work as seven demands? Because...well..." Brunhilde sighs before continuing to whisper "I know you hate it here and I don't want seven to torture you...a part of me knows that this is a terrible and stupid idea to let you run but well...you deserve an extra chance, or I feel you do anyway. Maybe I'm just biased and you are like most of the other Imperials I have met and because I actually had the chance to talk to you I consider you better then them, or maybe I'm not and I'm actually correct in thinking that you aren't like the others...I don't know. Either way...I plan on getting you out of here."
>>2712686"Given the size of transmitter, not too far at all. Beyond a mile and I'll be out of range. If I am able to return to my sisters, they could safely remove the collar."
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>2712694"...Right...Thats good...Stay here for a bit. I'll be back in a few minutes." Brunhilde said before leaving and walking around the camp, and examining the entirety of it, along with potential places for one to sneak in or out of. Hopefully, she would find a good rout that could be taken without being caught. Once her little scouting was done, she would look for a bit of cloth to use as a blind fold before returning to Catalina.
>>2712719>There isn't really a way out besides the main way that you can find, and the main way out has guards
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>2712733Brunhilde wasn't exactly happy with the fact that it seemed like every way she could go was literally only directed to one. So, she would consider a few more possibilities, ones that could be dangerous, and might require Catalina to actually be able to see to go. She was starting to feel like this was probably the stupidest thing she possibly could do, but she already said she was going to do it, and she didn't want to be considered a liar. She also considered options that made a new exit without causing much noise. For the most part she was just considering the options she wouldn't do normally, thinking outside the box, even if a few of the ideas where a bit unrealistic...
>>2712754>You could tunnel through a wall. Or underground. Or jump out of one of the higher cliffs. Or bribe a guard. Or... wait, does anybody besides O7 actually care about Catalina at all? You might just be able to walk out with her and a flimsy justification and nobody would bat an eye.
>>2712771Thinking a bit longer, she would look around for some different set of rags for Catalina to wear along with a bandana of sorts. She made sure that they didn't have any symbols of chaos on it or the Imperium, but did look chaos like to some extent anyway. Once she gathered such clothing she would go back to where Catalina was. Once there, so long as no one else was there at the moment, she would hand her the clothing and whisper "Just put this on over your own clothing. It will hide you well enough and hopefully cover your little collar as well. Once you are outside, I'll meet up with you shortly."
>>2712811>She drapes herself in the heavy clothing and nods.
>>2712823Brunhilde would quietly whisper "You should be able to leave out the gate easily...Hopefully seven won't come back while you leave." before she simply walked off and left the camp, watching from the outside and waiting for Catalina to get out herself. If all went well, she would be practically scott free, at least for the most part. She still had to do a few things just for her own safety once both of them where out, just in case...
>>2712836>Catalina gets to you
>>2712854Breathing out a sigh of relief, Brunhilde motions for Catalina to follow her for a bit as they get further from the camp. Once sure of the fact that she wouldn't be spotted with the guards, she simply would say "Could you please stay still for a moment? I would like to put a blind fold on you, at least before we go any further. I cant let you know exactly where I am, or where the others are. I think you can understand why... Unless of course, you plan on going to some far remote corner of this planet or another and living for the rest of your days comfortably in a peaceful life, but...I doubt you actually would do that."
>>2712864"I will wear the blindfold."
>>2712867"Thank you." Brunhilde would say before putting the blindfold on Catalina and continuing for a fair distance on foot. Once she was sure she was far enough away that the base was too far for her to realize where it possibly would be, including changing direction a few times, she would remove the blindfold and say "So, what now? Your just going to try and return to your order and try to find where I and the others are? I can understand why you would do such a thing, after all, you fight for what you think is right and for the nation you where born in, just as I did before my world was taken over by the Imperium..."
>>2712881"Thank you Brunhilde. I would recommend you leave these people as soon as you can; your mutations are mild enough that you can still live in Imperial society. Goodbye.">She sets off
>>2712886Before Catalina fully walks off Brunhilde says quite simply "You know I'm not going to, just as I know your heading back to your order. My mutation might have made me less likely to be recognized by people who didn't know me before I got them, but I'm still being hunted after all. If we meet again after this, no mater if I have lost myself and become someone different or managed to stay strong and remain myself, I hope we will be able to fight one another, and that if anyone kills me in the future, its someone I know and not a face in the crowded armies of your Imperium. I know you won't wish me luck in the future, but I will hope luck is on your own side...Goodbye, Catalina." After speaking, she turns around and walks back to where their base was, making sure to get some clean water along the way, and also making sure to stay away from any rodents as well.
>>2712893>It takes awhile for Brunhilde to return to the base due to the presence of a particularly large rodent along the way, as well as picking up some water, but she finally returns, though there is an unplaceable dread as she approaches the caves.>Alpharius stands before the cave entrance, his arms crossed. Catalina lays beaten and bloodied at his feet"Did you think I would not find out? Did you think I did not know? I let you get that far with her, I let you think you had won."
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>2712900Brunhilde gives a confused look, trying the best she can to seem calm and actually genuinely confused instead of worried both for her own safety and Catalina's. "What are you talking about? And what happened with Sevens slave? Because she doesn't look too good, all things considered..." She would say despite the fact she had a bad feeling she was going to be put in Catalina's situation fairly shortly. She knew it was a terrible idea, and a part of herself was kicking herself for this...but at least she was honest with Catalina and actually tried...
>>2712914>He lans over her"You are a very bad liar Brunhilde. What do you have to say for yourself? Not only did you nearly reveal out location to the enemy, you also tried to steal something from another member of the regiment."
>>2712922Brunhilde took a long breath and looked down, smiling slightly as she said "I know I'm a terrible at lying. Its a skill I probably should have learned to be honest. I tried to make sure she didn't know exactly where we would be, despite the risks, though I know you don't care about that because the risk was there in the first place. But really, I'm curios, why do you care about the fact that she was someone else's? Its not like theft isn't something uncommon here. To be honest right now I feel bad for her, especially considering all I have done is unintentionally given her a false hope and a free beating... Still, I guess that doesn't mater now, does it? I am almost certain one of three things is going to happen however, either I'm going to be made a slave, your going to force some kind of test of loyalty on me, or your just going to try to kill me, and in all honestly, you probably could do all of those things easily...So, tell me, whats it going to be?"
>>2712922Finally found you!I am Jaan Maide Commander of the omakaiste> bows slightly
>>2712979"Greetings Jaan, I have been watching you. I see that you have finally embraced Chaos. We always knew you would."
>>2712984Oh if you know that then you also know I had a mutual arrangement with your predecessor> he looks at the marineI would prefer it to be maintained, but I'm open to renegotiate
>>2712992"Of course. I would like to see your men fully integrated into the regiment."
>>2712995How do you mean? If you want us to retain our combat and operational efficiency ful integration would be unwise but I am ready to accept your authority
>>2711525>with the wall now separating the workshop and the base.>Cogran puts up a sign outside it saying: Folowers of the pox father please leave you requests here
>>2713014"You work closely with the regiment, you have already accepted the Chaos gods into your heart. By integrating with the regiment, you prove your dedication. You would retain most of your autonomy, but it would mean I could command your men in your absence."
>>2712958>The space marines slaps her across the face, sending her sprawling to the ground."You are no longer a free woman. You shall be a slave from now on.">>2713014"Jaan, as a gift for truly joining us, I grant you this slave."
>>2712130>he goes up and knocks on the door, before retreating behind Barabass
>>2713360>The door is open by a horrific mutant, it's skin collecting in rolls at the bottom of its face"Heesho. Seelcoo to she hom."
>>2713370>bleckhmmmBlessed my Nurgle perhaps? >BLECKI would see if you bear his stench, but my nostrils decayed long ago>COUUUGH COUGH COUGH>bllech
>>2713370Quite.We are chaos worshippers who have made this mountain our home against the forces of the imperium, and we’d prefer if you stop attacking our grunts and stealing our equipment. Would you care to join us?
>>2713306that is acceptable but remember we fight to free this world from imperial oppression and free our people>>2713355> looks at heroh what did you do> crouches beside herdid you think that sister was more than a heartless monster, you have much to learn> pats her on the head between the ears> turns back to alphariusi accept this do you wich us to move into the caves, Lord Alpharius> He bows
>>2713382"You have made a good decision Jaan. You should speak to your men; you have not yet truly told them of your recent actions.">>2713379>Down below, the mutant gurgle"She now teak groont. She take her e drunk gluey wooter"
>>2713390...Barabass do you have any idea what it’s saying?
>>2713394It seems to be speaking about some kind of female, and liquid
>>2713400I think it said gluey water?An adhesive of some kind?
>>2713394>BleckMaybe.It seems that she was mutated after drinking the water here,>BLECK>COugh!
>>2713403Perhaps, perhaps something tainted by the warp