+Intro+In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only war. Imperium of Man, once strong and proud, now is slowly crumbling, whole regions of space are lost to the horrors that lurk in the darkness of the void. Sector Deus is just one of the thousands of Imperial provinces that form the front line in the war to defend Humanity itself. Corruption from within and aggression from without threaten it. But the Emperor sends us hope. High Lords of Terra commissioned a Chapter of Adeptus Astartes, finest warriors Humanity has ever seen, to defend this region of space. They are the last line of defence that hold Age of Ruin at bay. They are the Ghosts of Retribution and this is their tale.+Briefing+Chapter Chronicles and starting point for the novice initiates:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiBattle voxcaster frequency, all allies are welcome to join:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+This endeavour, this so called Great Crusade, it will take a while. - Unknown Astartes captain, M31+
I would like to thank Machine Spirit for running the last session and covering for me while the gods of the ethernets were displeased. Praise Omnisiah!
Let's go go!First orders of business>>3093918and>>3071626and>>3071626
>>3102003>>3102000+Events+Xyptus reports that a rumour appeared that some gangers from Tachion Primaris underhive are selling an atomic warhead, which they (presumably) dug up from the rubble somewhere in the underhive. How will we react?a) That’s not our business – inform the Inquisition and move onb) Atomic weapon is a danger, what if cultists get their hands onto it? Let’s send out a loyal agent strike team to kill the gangers and secure it [Roll Network(Central Worlds)]c) Underhive is a dangerous place even for a Space Marine. Let’s save our blood and offer those gangers to buy it [15+d10W]d) Portable atomics are valuable, rare and dangerous weapons, we should intercept it for ourselves [Pick character to lead it and give him up to a squad of marines, roll d100]
+Chapter Events+Industry booms on Varda as rumours spread about new deposits of precious metals being found. You may either use this to your advantage:a) encourage migration from other planets - d7 x 100 000 immigrants arrive b) cash in the advantage by attracting additional investment - +20% more income this yearc) Dispel the rumours, Astartes deal only in cold, hard truth
>>3102025>c) Underhive is a dangerous place even for a Space Marine. Let’s save our blood and offer those gangers to buy it [15+d10W]The last thing we need is a nuke going off in our new sector governor's back yard.Make sure the gang spreads the word through the underhive that our representative is a great buyer or rare, valuable objects.
>>3102033>a) encourage migration from other planets - d7 x 100 000 immigrants arrivePreferably Mormark, as a mining planet they're good miners and they share the local culture.
+Galaxy events+On Terra, a relic was found - a book which allegedly belonged to the God-Emperor himself. Rumour spreads quickly, inspiring faith and hope among the masses, however mere days later book disappears from the public view. Suspicion falls on the Holy Inquisition and some overzealous believers start riots and kill two Inquisitors, including their retinues. Retribution is swift and cruel, but the deed is done - Inquisition was hurt and it's members are more on the edge and out for blood everywhere. +Chapter Heresy increases by +1d2, no reduction this year+
>>3102025>d) Portable atomics are valuable, rare and dangerous weapons, we should intercept it for ourselves [Pick character to lead it and give him up to a squad of marines, roll d100]Let's not be wimps hereAnd I know just the man for the job.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3102037>>3102033Lu has my support here, we need more babbies.>>3102047>+Chapter Heresy increases by +1d2, no reduction this year+
>>3102034I'll support Lyk- on this subject then, for the most qualified personal >>3102033I'll support Luigi on this as well.
Rolled 28 (1d100)=====Triot Actions=====I strongly think we should keep pressing the advantage on Triot until we can be sure the orks won't reunify for a counterattack.We should secure the key coastal areas of the western continent. Specifically we should make sure to secure the archipelago in the south that spans the two continents. Use the many Rhinos on Aspera Dominus to keep mobility between these islands.While the Imperial Guard undergo their sustained bombardments our force should raid ork hideouts and drive them into the open.For tactics I'd suggest we strike fast with thunderhawks, deploying assault marines and land speeders from the air, who can deploy teleport homers inside the ork position. We can then teleport our terminators into the ork's midst and really gun them down.Meanwhile the Fortress of Vengeance and our Predators will have positioned themselves around the ork position ready to gun down any that flee and aren't caught by artillery & thunderhawk strikes.We should also have Averon Birg investigate any potential investment opportunities they might now be on Triot. I'd recommend looking into the Merchant Ariana Belinde and VaskCorp from Doria, but we'll see what Birg has to present to us before making any decisions.+Triot Campaign follow-up operations+Averon Birg:>My liege, in order to properly assess the situation, I will need to spend a few years here both to examine the state of abandoned old Imperial infrastructure and to prospect untapped natural potential. As planet is in a serious state of disrepair and most of the knowledge that was gathered before was lost, this could take up to a few years and I would be busy this whole time. If you are fine with that, I will start immediately.[Project will take d5 years]Imperial Guard: [roll d100]Space Marines: [roll d100]Ork resistance: [my roll]
>>3102025have xyptus try to buy italso try to interdict it with the former arbitesdont send marines, they are too conspicous.
>>3102082seconding thisinterdict if the buying fails, also see if they can investigsate other potentia buyers
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>3102078>Space Marines: [roll d100]
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>3102078Come guardsmen, Die for your cause.
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>3102078>[Project will take d5 years]Rolling for Triot investment research
>>3102085>>3102082>>3102034>>3102056Please roll d100 for the transaction [bad result on 85+, good on 10 and below] and roll d10 for the payment.Hull thinks he could have taken them out on his own.>>3102069>>3102060>>3102037Do you want to embellish the truth a little bit to attract more people? This will increase coming migrants to d10 instead d7 and then double [x2] the number. Choose and then roll whichever you think is fair, discuss in the chat first. I nominate BrotherSalt for this roll.
Rolled 7 (1d7)>>3102095I am rolling for the D7.COME IMPERIALS, LET YOU HAVE A NEW BRIGHT LIFE.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>3102095>Please roll d100 for the transaction [bad result on 85+, good on 10 and below]oh boy
>>3102095>Do you want to embellish the truth a little bit to attract more people?No.
>>3102095>Hull thinks he could have taken them out on his own.As easy as saying hello to an old lady.
>>3102104700 000 new arrivals, primarily hardy miners from Mormark, arrive to Varda, population is booming!>>3102107Transaction is successful. Underhive gangers collect their profits and disappear in the toxic shadows. Little do they know that their new wealth will lead all of them to their deaths within less than a year and start a massive inter-tribe-gang war that will last for a better part of the decade.Roll d10+15 Wealth final negotiated price.+Gain Portable Nuke+The object looks like a bulky, armoured suitcase. It is very heavy for normal humans, usually two or more are required to comfortably carry it, but it is just the right size for an Astartes. The codes check out, you can use it either as delayed time bomb, activate it remotely (as long as there's a good connection) or simply activate it as a last resort device.>>3102107>>3102088>>3102086Fight for the Triot proceeds in Imperial favour, though not as smoothly as some expected. Some Orks manage to form hardy resistance bands and keep hitting Imperial lines even in areas that have been declared cleared of the infestation. Brethorius reports that in his estimation, conflict has reached 'cleaning' phase and we need to decide on the exact size of the contingent we want to leave to aid with the operations and shift our resources somewhere else.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3102137>Roll d10+15 Wealth final negotiated price.>The object looks like a bulky, armoured suitcase.Can our techies find out anythign about its origins and history.also is this a pre-IoM design or sanctioned>Triotis it possible to do somethign similar to the next continet that worked so well in the old, ie. rally the tribes against each other
>>3102137+Triot campaign Chapter experience+As a serious medium campaign, Chapter gains +7xpLibrarians specifically earn +3 xp and +1 Psychic Rating [you can assign these as you wish and they can be used in conjunction with the rest of xp]+Attempt to assign new Tartarus/Cryptus Spy Network+Purpose: to look into Tesalia D'anger and Daikan Alepros, see what they know and what they intend to do.[Please roll d100, target - Spy Network Cryptus +10]+Search for the Stormchaser+Please indicate who leads the investigation and roll d100. This will be complicated, as the exact location is unknown. You could also launch a second expeditionary force to repeat the mission...
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>3102173>[Please roll d100, target - Spy Network Cryptus +10]Spying ho!Look at what they're buying, who they're hiring, and what they tel them.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>3102173rolling for the storm chasin
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>3102173Trianon should lead the investigation.Inquiry skill 61
Rolled 6, 2 = 8 (2d10)>>3102185Your mission to find out more information about Daikan Alepros and Tesalia is sabotaged, something goes wrong and a few of your operatives go missing, permanently. However because of your focus on Tartarus and marginal success, some evidence appears of what they uncovered before they died.It seems that Tartarus has been slowly, but steadily arming itself in secret. Exact of evidence of what kind of armaments are we talking about is missing, but it was serious enough to be mentioned. Also, you found a photo of a weird looking captain coming to meet Daikan, your servitor identifies her as Amia Hilyard. In the same photo, you can see Arron Settel standing in the side of the room. He is guarded from the sides by two Cygnoids and seems to be in much better spirits than the last time that you met him.Network Strength decrease: [my roll]
>>3102193>>3102200As no exact method was indicated, I'll just assume that Trianon will travel blindly and try his luck inquiring about the matter random captains who happen to be passing through the area. For the moment he has no success, but maybe he just needs more time.
>>3102247the method was posted last thread>6. Investigate any reports or accounts from the region of space near where operation stormchaser went missing. Any nearby naval patrols etc. See if they encountered anything that might be responsible.We're scouring any filed reports and records.>by two CygnoidsWhich type of cygnoid?
>>3102253>Cygnoid bodyguardsBoth are Charonites, massive gorrila-like mamalian creatures.https://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Cygnoid_Coalition#CharonitesPlease roll one more time for Trianons inquiry (-5).
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>3102265Trianon's inquiry 2: psychic boogalooAnd can we invest some funds into our Spy Den on Tartarus to give a bonus to spying operations on the station against Alepros & Tesalia?According to Kerr Alepros may well be in league with the triarchy.>>3063818
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3102265
>>3102274By some miracle of fate, Trianon is finally manages to find a lead. He immediately sends you a soulword:>Milord, I have information from a passing trawler that Astartes ship was noticed going towards the dead Tarantis system when they checked in to double check their route. This is one of the systems that paid the ultimate price during the Gothic War. Should I follow in their footsteps?[If yes, please clarify what force do you give Trianon and roll d100 how long does it take him, if under 50 - same year, more - longer]
>>3102302In my opinion Trianon should take Ghost's Lance and Hunter Squadron Alpha. He can take a unit of ten sternguard and ten vanguard veterans with sergeant dragrock.Strong enough to fight anything they can't outrun.Thoughts lads?
>>3102317Sounds fine, what they lack in hull strength they make up in experience.
>>3102302Can we send Laxenos instead of Trianon, and they can commune instructions via telepathy?
Rolled 2 (1d5)+MS Session reactions+>Rumors spreading from the Kerr vessels under repair on Iron Phoenix>Word of Kerr's return spreadingSoon whole Sector is aware that Lord Alexander Kerr is back in business on this side of the void gulf. His old enemies are once more sharpening knifes, while his friends are eager to once again listen to his stories at their dinner tables, however this time his fame spreads further than just the usual circle of acquaintances. His escapades in Corgus and elsewhere now are quite widely known around the Sector, and whether fake or not, his reputation becomes that of a dashing adventurer and for the moment Alexander is among the most famous rakes in the Sector! [Gain Sector Reputation = Charming Rogue]Meanwhile, Ghosts of Retribution attract some disapproving interest for cooperating so closely with a Rogue Trader who, as it is common knowledge, is very unpredictable and highly queer fellow.Gain +d5 Heresy [my roll]+Letter and two encoded maps+These items now safely rest in your hands.+Machine Spirits rewards+Approved with minor modification:Chapter gains +5 xp for the whole affairHullposting gets +3 xp for Brother HullMaterial possessions approved.+Canoness Engel's armour+Please specify what kind of armour do you want to have forged for her. I assume it is done in secret for now and you will send it as a present? I will allow MS to handle specifics as he is managing Kerr's resources, so it is up to him how much will Kerr invest in his definition of 'finest'.
>>3102332>>3102323>>3102317Inter-Sector telepathy is available only to the strongest of psykers, this is closer to soulwording rather than telepathy as such. Even a planet away it is easy to miss the soul you seek to connect with. Make your final choice and then roll.
>>3102345>Material possessions approved.Any call regarding repair conditions? And regarding turning the ancient armours into Artificer armour.Obviously we should look at the maps and try to decipher them. Assign Laxenos (Logic 65)>Please specify what kind of armour do you want to have forged for her. I assume it is done in secret for now and you will send it as a present? I will allow MS to handle specifics as he is managing Kerr's resources, so it is up to him how much will Kerr invest in his definition of 'finest'.We're crafting the armour out of our own pocket. It's our payment for the material goods. Instead of paying Kerr he asked us to make armour for Engel.It will be artificer-tier from Seran himself. Built to Engel's specifications. All the usual Sororitas patterns and designs, artistic swirls. Engel's choice of colours, she might want to follow the order colours or go for a fully gold suit perhaps, and we can work in any relics/roasrii she wants in the armour. Any stylistic options are up to her, we could craft removable/attachable parts for ceremonial purposes or whatever as an option.>>3102350If you're saying that we need to send Trianon or we can't succeed, then I maintain my vote here >>3102317Agree/disagree lads?
>>3102345>Hullposting gets +3 xp for Brother Hullhah, I completely forgot about that>>3102363>Agree/disagree lads?I'm still fine with sending trianon, no need to be pussies about it,
>>3102363>>3102350I will agree with the vote on >>3102317However for the sisters armor, I would like it to abit more crafted then just normal usual Sorotiars patterns and designs. It should show what we mean!
>>3102363>Any call regarding repair conditions? And regarding turning the ancient armours into Artificer armour.Unfortunately Revenant armour cannot be recovered, it is much lighter than Astartes armour and damage to it renders it unusable quite easily. It will be cheaper to produce a new one, rather than trying to repair this one. Regarding Thunderhawk - it will be complicated, in particular because of the unusual make of the bird. It will cost 25W only a bit cheaper than Thunderhawk price when ordering from Nestorium, but it seems like a powerful machine that will be quite useful and more "experienced" than brand new birds. In order to turn them into Artificer Armour a substantial cost will have to be invented and it will take a long time, but it will be cheaper than crafting new ones. Every unit will cost 3W and will take a year to produce.
>>3102393Cool. So we'll repair the Thunderhawk and I'll make it a 'named' one? It can be brother-pilot Asteus' ride.As for the Artificer armour. 3w per suit for 15w total project cost. I'd like to assign techmarine artificer Tibverius to it when he returns from Mars in 365.M41. What kind of time period should I put on him?Note: I want these to be genuinely unique peices. Not just 'artificer armour' but integrated iron halos and such. Something to become part of the company captain's hereditary panoply.
>>3102363>Obviously we should look at the maps and try to decipher them. Assign Laxenos (Logic 65)Sounds good. However I would prefer either MS to deal with the outcome of this one or us sharing decision, so we might need to leave it for now.>Engel's armourIn that case, Seran contacts her for specifications. She isn't shy. The armour she wants is functional, very tough, but flexible and with a number of secondary functions. However despite all of that you with a smile notice, that she included a few adjustments that are purely stylistic as well - she clearly cares about how she looks in it. Seran nods and ponders:>I think it will take me a few years to get ready. Alternatively, I could rush it and order some non-essential parts from other Artificers. What's your call?A) She deserves it for the next Emperor's Ascension feast [15W, Seran completes it within a year]B) It is a gift, but one that we will deliver at our own pace [5W, Seran will take 3 years to complete it]C) She might have already forgotten about it, but we will deliver it nonetheless! [Takes 5 years for Seran to finish, but you spend only 1W in materials to build it]Do you want to add a personal mark onto the armour?A) Yes, a small stylised scythe and raven wing on the inside of her collarB) Yes, a tiny engraving "strategic girth" on the belt around her waistC) There's no need.
>>3102403Yes, it is definitely a named Thunderhawk as it will operate better than the rest [Veteran Machine Spirit +10].>>3102403In that case it will be more expensive. We can discuss it, also normally for a great artifact to be forged, a sacrifice or an adventure is required. We can discuss it once Tiberius is available.>>3102386>>3102390>>3102317Please roll 2d100:for Trianonfor Ancient Evil
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>3102446Hello ancient evil, Meet fist
>>3102435>B) It is a gift, but one that we will deliver at our own pace [5W, Seran will take 3 years to complete it]Take three years but spend 10w to make sure it's made of the very best and strongest materials (maybe even a little Auramite if we can get it without breaking the law).>Do you want to add a personal mark onto the armour?D) Removable thighs because that makes the best ceremonial armour.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>3102435>A) She deserves it for the next Emperor's Ascension feast [15W, Seran completes it within a year]>A) Yes, a small stylised scythe and raven wing on the inside of her collarEngraving our strategic girth into her waist is best done personally I think.>>3102446>for Trianon
>>3102452It's not supposed to be ceremonial, silly boi
>>3102458nothing wrong with options bruh
>>3102435>A) She deserves it for the next Emperor's Ascension feast [15W, Seran completes it within a year]I agree with this but as for the Personal mark.I would rather something more related to her Order then ourselves or any uh.. strategic girth markings.
>>3102468The scythe engraving is just a tiny one, the armour itself will be in her style, don't worry.
>>3102472I still stand by my suggest, The Machine spirit should be fully welcomed within the Order and not long for the forge that crafted it.
I feel that I am getting tired, so let us finish here today. I'll just quickly note that Trianon managed to find evidence of the fate that befell Stormchaser.+Session Over+Thanks for playing! Same time, same place, next week!
>>3102506Thanks Skargan!The next game of Chapter Master Quest is scheduled for FRIDAY 14th December at approximately 8pm GMT.Remaining orders of business.1. Trianon's adventure....2. Engel's armour confirmation>>31024523. We have quite a lot of HLoT favour now. What's the ship:favour exchange rate? For escorts and strike cruisers. 4. >Iron Monks have recently invested a sizeable part of their liquid assets into acquiring three massive crusading ships. Not much is known about this without further investigation, but they won’t enter service earlier than in a few years, maybe later.Has the Inquisition or Administratum said anything about this flagrant breach of the decree passive?5.====Vardan Purchase Proposals====- Environmental Infrastructure I (if you approve of their rules) - 60w [PENDING – will check rules]- Fund breeding incentive programs - What's the cost/benefit? [PENDING – please clarify, maybe we’ll sort it out once I am back]For the second point, basically funding social programs that encourage families, discourage both parents working. We could take a page out of a....certain book and offer something like a large loan to every couple and they get 25% written off for every kid they have. For example.
>>3102574Oh jeez and before we forget!6. ELEGION'S RETURN!!!
>>3102574We could add some extra customisation options to the armour in addition to the removable plates.We could fashion the symbol of her order from a large gem, and possible encase her Rosarius within.We could fashion a nice cape of Gnar fur to keep those thighs warm, with her order's colours dyed into it. Also removable if needs to be low-drag.Add subtle mountings for exterminator cartridges to her gauntlet.http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Exterminator_(Weapon)While she probably doesn't wear it most of the time we can make the helmet grander (unless she's already altered it) with a sleek crest.Make sure the suit is capable of mounting a Seraphim jump pack too.
>>3102574>>3102506>Remaining orders of business.>1. Trianon's adventure....>2. Engel's armour confirmation3 Given the recent picts from the triachy encounters by the rogue trader, is there anything we didnt know before ingame, or can theorize we couldnt before, especially their relation to the ruinous powers.->Consult Engel if we havent already>3066800also a reminder>>3063504>Off to Hagen with all of this, ESPECIALLY THE FACT THEY USE IMPERIAL ICONOGRAPHY AND MAY BE CREWED BY TRAITORS
>>3105754correction->Consult Engel if we havent already>>>3066800
Chapter Master Quest will be resuming tonight.
Mandatory Threadly Outlandish Proposal Rebuild the ancient Reconnaissance Squads
>>3110419proper sneaky beaky innit m8
>>3102472>>3102468>>3102481>>3102455>>3102452As it was decided, Seran will enlist the aid of other artificers to create the best possible armour for Engel as quickly as possible. [cost 15W]It is a work of art, richly ornamented and suitable for ceremonial functions, but nonetheless very secure and made from the toughest materials. Small engravings on it depict battle scenes from the history of the Order of the Bloody Tears. You have decided not to leave any personal mark on it, but you did make the armour modular, so it can be worn in parts and indeed thigh armourplates can be removed, though it is up to Engel if she will choose to do so.Engel gains a "Master-Crafted Gift Armour", please add it to her inventory. She is extremely pleased with the gift:>Chapter Master, there was a time, long ago, when our Order and your brotherhood were almost at each other's throats. I am very pleased that we could put that behind us and that instead of exchanging bolt shells we are exchanging gifts.Do you want to answer anything?
>>3110419>>3110434Interesting idea, please elaborate on how would you go about it and what kind of Recon Squads are you talking about it?+++Also, apologies about delay tonight - we ran into warp difficulties.
>>3110836We look forward to preserve the sector with us within the future.
>>3110836>Chapter Master, there was a time, long ago, when our Order and your brotherhood were almost at each other's throats. I am very pleased that we could put that behind us and that instead of exchanging bolt shells we are exchanging gifts."I feel exactly the same way Canoness. Whilst I may be an astartes, and you may be a woman of faith, we serve a similar role as the leaders of potent, self-contained forces. I would greatly like to see us working together on the battlefield in the future. And please, call me Brother if you wish.">>3110844I believe HH-era Recon Squads were fully trained power armoured marines serving a Scout role. They had chameleoline cloaks and stalker bolters.I could certainly see them being a subset of the 10th company. Consisting of the same kind of marines that become scout sergeants (ie earn their experience and full augmentation, but still prefer scouting).
>>3102786>>3110836These suggestions are very nice and will be implemented as well. Do you want to hunt down the Gnar yourself? If so, please describe what weapons do you pick and roll d100A) Just hunt it down with a Thunderhawk, your time is valuableB) Hunt the Gnar in a full suit of armour, you don't want to take risksC) Do it the old fashioned way - take the spear, sword, light fatigues and hunt it down like a manD) Man, beast, nature - nothing else. Go out into the cold naked.
>>3110868>D) Man, beast, nature - nothing else. Go out into the cold naked.It's time boys.
>>3110868>B) Hunt the Gnar in a full suit of armour, you don't want to take risksTake the Shadow Guard as well.We can harvest the pelt ourself but use the shadow guard to shepherd the gnars and make it simple and quick.Use Ironhaunt to make the kill clean and have a nice pelt.
>>3110868B) Hunt the Gnar in a full suit of armour, you don't want to take risks
>>3110868D) Man, beast, nature - nothing else. Go out into the cold naked.
>>3110868B) Hunt the Gnar in a full suit of armour, you don't want to take risksThis isn't for a trophy, but for a gift.Overwhelming caution and advantage to ensure we can get a nice, clean kill with a blade. This should allow the best possible result for the gift, rather than letting single combat damage the pelt for a personal story later on.
>>3110844The recon squads were fully trained battle brothers who were experts in recon, sabotage, scouting. Serving as the eyes and ears. My urge to constantly suggest things tells me that they could be a less expensive/heretical version of our Revenant armoured troops equipped with surveillance, sabotage, and recon gear specifically and be more of a use to us on open field battles
>>3102450>>3102455Trianon's expedition reaches Tarantis system in a great hurry, however at no point does the librarian rush more than necessary. Trianon has seen the Chapter change over the years, but one thing that he learned from the Chapter Master is that often greatest victories are achieved through cautious planning rather than rash bravery.Tarantis has once been a thriving mining world, however the entire Tarantis System was destroyed during the Gothic War, when accursed Abaddon led the Black Crusade and used unholy powers of ancient devices to convert the system's star into a supernova whose shockwave destroyed all the worlds in the system.Because of this reason the whole system is filled with a massive asteroid field of debris that once made up numerous planets. A lot of it was blown away into the distances of the cosmos, but bright blue pulsar that was left behind, still exerts enough energy to keep a lot of the remnants of the system locked in the eternal dance of the gravity field. Trianon looks at the charts and nods to himself:>This is a very dangerous system to navigate. We will have to be careful.Suddenly your screens light up - a friendly signal is recognised. One of the servitors on deck sings out the observation:>Praised be the Emperor, milord. We have detected Astartes site. Please direct your attention to quadrant Beta, sector 8E. Zooming in. Identification: Unknown Battle Barge.Trianon decided to split his squadron and then hail the Astartes in sight. A message came back:>Welcome to Tarantis, brothers. We are pleased to see you. We did not expect anyone from your Chapter to return back so soon. Please, you are invited to visit Tempestia Draconis, our Battle Barge. Storm Dragons wish to greet you.+++What is your response? Will Trianon accept the invitation? How will he act and what is his mission here? (choose and roll d100)
>>3110964Check out any authentication codes to make sure it checks out. Send a message back as we slowly point towards the battle barge."Ave Brother. Back you say? Our brothers visited you and departed?"Gonna see what information we can glean before being in-range of them.
>>3110971>>3110964Also have Ghosts' Lance start conductive intensive scans of the system while Hunter Squadron Alpha moves slowly closer to the battle barge. Make sure the hunters are always abeam of the battle barge.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>3110964>>3110971>>>Agree
>>3110971>>3110974>>3110995>>3111006> My name is Dravion, I am the Chapter Master of the Storm Dragons. We have indeed received Astartes who bore the colours and name of the Ghosts of Retribution. They were very curious, but we shared with them what we could in exchange for the news from the Sector Deus. I believe that was less than three years ago, so I am surprised that another ship of yours has arrived so quickly. How else can we help you?
>>3111043Does Dravion check out as Chapter Master of the Storm Dragons on records?"Thank you Lord Dravion. Do you know where our brothers were heading to when they departed this system?"Are the scans revealing anything? I'm particularly interested in a real view of the battle barge from as far away as we can be. So we can look at its markings and design.
>>3111055I want to know the same
1:43:48 AMLuigibe sure to post if you agree with the dialogue
>>3111055While your records are only superficial, it does appear as if there has been a Space Marine Chapter Master by this name for at least a century leading Storm Dragons.>They inquired about many different things and among them they asked about the chapter known as Dark Hunters. We provided limited information we ourselves had and warned them - Dark Hunters are a strange and predatory Chapter, they're not very welcoming of guests. We did not know where is their Fortress Monastery, but during our travels we have found one of their listening stations in the Mahara Sector, almost beyond the edge of Imperium. Those are wild and dangerous reaches of space. However Damoklon, I believe that was his name, informed us that their navigator detected an unusually favourable warp current in that direction and decided to go for it. As I understand they wanted to visit Dark Hunters as quickly as possible, before returning. I am guessing that you have not heard from them? Well, but we talked long enough on the comms channel. Please, come and visit, I insist.Please roll d100 for inspection.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>3111094Rollan and inspectan.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>3111094>Please, come and visit, I insistSurely he would know that we can't stop for a visit while searching for lost brothers?Does this invitation at such a time seem odd to our other marines on board?
>>3111101Tempestia Draconis is clearly an ancient Battle Barge. Closer examination shows numerous reconstructed turrets and later additions of slightly different design on top of the old superstructure. From this a keen observer can make two educated guesses:1) This ships has seen quite a lot of battles over the years2) This Chapter cannot afford or for some other reasons will not restore ships fully, like GoR do - it seems that their repairs were done primarily 'in-house', possibly by some freelancer frontier techno-mages, but not by established AdMech shipyards.3) Ship is on it's own, you can detect no escorts
>>3111116>two educated guesses>proceeds to list three>ta da da!>is it warp?No, it's GM falling asleep. Maybe that sake wasn't such a great idea. We might need to take a break today, however I want to run another session before Christmas on Monday and maybe another one on Friday. +++Session suspended+++
>>3111127Also, I will reply to everyone's emails when I'll have time. I remember!
>>3111127Thanks Skargan!Reposting for posterity:1. Elegion's Return2. We have quite a lot of HLoT favour now. What's the ship:favour exchange rate? For escorts and strike cruisers. 3. >Iron Monks have recently invested a sizeable part of their liquid assets into acquiring three massive crusading ships. Not much is known about this without further investigation, but they won’t enter service earlier than in a few years, maybe later.Has the Inquisition or Administratum said anything about this flagrant breach of the decree passive?4.====Vardan Purchase Proposals====- Environmental Infrastructure I (if you approve of their rules) - 60w [PENDING – will check rules]- Fund breeding incentive programs - What's the cost/benefit? [PENDING – please clarify, maybe we’ll sort it out once I am back]For the second point, basically funding social programs that encourage families, discourage both parents working. We could take a page out of a....certain book and offer something like a large loan to every couple and they get 25% written off for every kid they have. For example.5.>>3066800Given the recent picts of the triachy encounters from Alexander Kerr, is there anything we didnt know before ingame, or can theorize we couldnt before, especially their relation to the ruinous powers.Consult Engel on these images if we havent alreadyand regarding the fact that the triarchy fleet contained imperial icon vessels with traitor crews:>Off to Hagen with all of this, ESPECIALLY THE FACT THEY USE IMPERIAL ICONOGRAPHY AND MAY BE CREWED BY TRAITORS
>>3111127And finally, the results of the Gnar hunt.Option B (Hunt the Gnar in a full suit of armour, you don't want to take risks) won.
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>>3111116Regarding visiting the Battle Barge.There must be some kind of Imperial protocol for two vessels of massively unbalanced power to meet peacefully?Perhaps we maintain a large distance and parties from both vessels meet in the middle on lighters, out of range of the ships' guns. Then exchange greetings and assurances that they are allies? This way neither party can blow up the small vessel group on approach without killing their own.
>>3117239If our ships followed proper protocol upon transitioning sectors, we should both have valid IFF codes issued by the Sector and/or Segmentum Command.Which is the kind of stuff that should be destroyed by dedicated persons should the ship be boarded and potentially lost.You could always send a flight of lighters out from beyond weapons range, with your ships positioned to flee into the battle barge's aft for recovery.Or stop being meta paranoid due to there being a bad roll
>>3117258>Or stop being meta paranoid due to there being a bad rollgiven we are out investigating a lost ship squadron and have a bad feeling regarding its whereabouts, i think in game light paranoia might be justified.
>>3117258>stop being meta paranoid due to there being a bad roll>Not just being paranoid every step of the wayget on my level