Old thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3178979/In this story we follow Chaplain Axon and his battle brothers on a distant world where a mysterious festival is taking place in front a deformed statue of the God-Emperor...+Thought for the day: Heart that was never warm will never grow cold.+
Festival in the middle of the city seems to be picking up pace. It started out with feasting and singing hymns, but it is now turning into a frenzied rave. People are frantically dancing and throwing themselves at each other in a wild imitation of some weird performance.Around two hundred of them, both men and women, are dressed in white and congregate in the middle of the crowd, where they are suspiciously silent and still. Reidor, Sergeant leading your marines, taps you on the shoulder.>They sure look like a sacrifice to me. We have them in our sights. Shall we, Chaplain?
>>3529207Reporting Skarg.First for Fuck Eldar.
>>3529232It's not Roastiel, ease up there cowboy.
Lyk is here.
+CORRUPTED DATA RESTORED+http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3223401/+Scanning the log of the deceased++Initiating recollection procedure+...>>>...+Successful recovery++Command: Launch memory++Praise the Emperor+...and I raised my voice, enhanced by my armour:>Eldar! Cease this! There is no need for bloodshed between us! This planet experienced some great evil in its past and we only wish to oppose its influences![roll for Diplomacy]
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>3529245
>>3529245Make sure the cathedral is fully secured and there's no possible infiltration routes. Watch the roof especially in case there's some way for them to get up there. They could have swooping hawks.
>>3529263>>3529248I could see lithe shapes jumping from cover to cover on the other side of the square, but they were not approaching.Most of the people have by now ran away screaming once the battle begun, but some of them ran into the cathedral, there were about three dozen of them cornered by the walls. I guessed that they could make a fine distraction, but only if necessary.Reidor and his men took up defensive key points to protect the cathedral, I could see Azerion climbing up to take up a sniping position.Then, I heard from the other side of the plaza, out of the evening mist:>Leave, mon'keigh. You are not welcome here. Leave this planet and you can still spare your little brother and sisters the horror that you are about to awaken. We will not repeat our offer. Leave your weapons and exit the temple. Now.
>>3529297>Leave your weaponsHowever, how about we kill that horror together?
>>3529297"We are not fools Xenos. You will fall back and we will leave with our weapons in hand. If so much as a single one of your shurikens grazes the armour on our backs this will all start again. If not, you will not see us again.Conversely, you may see fit to explain beyond vague threats and abstract explanations. If there is horror here that needs to be destroyed, we would see it done."Thoughts? Y/N?
>>3529312Looks okay, lacks the traditional insults though.
>>3529318Agreed. I guess we can go with it.
>>3529312A reply rang out:>The evil you seek is with you, underneath the temple. This world is both cursed and blessed, however the Necrontyr have descended here aeons ago and they are light sleepers. Only through carefully thinning the heard of mon'keigh colonists could we keep Necrontyr from the awakening. Possibly that was a mistake. Maybe a full extermination was necessary.You are the skull-wielder. You tower above others. Your warriors shed first blood and claimed four of our number.Reidor snickered in the vox:>And half of those were mine...Eldar continued:>Under other circumstances none of you would leave alive, but this is greater than us. If you will not leave your weapons, you will leave a hostage.
>>3529345I like Reidor.>If you will not leave your weapons, you will leave a hostage.No.Why haven't they blown the planet up yet?
>>3529345"Do not place culpability upon us for your losses, alien.I can however offer a better solution for all of us. The people of this world are primitive, but they are human. We could have them all removed, taken to other human worlds. You will not have to trouble yourself with extermination and these....Necrontyr will never awaken.If you fear us leaving the town but not the planet, allow us then to land a shuttle on the roof and we will depart this planet directly. Clearly it is not worth our trouble regardless."
>>3529360I hope this chaplain has mad charisma because it's going to be fun to convince them all to leave.
>>3529360>>3529374We have ways of making them leave.
>>3529374The population seemed pretty fanatical towards the imperium.However I don't mean the entire population coming with us right now, I just meant we can arrange for proper transport ships to come here and take them away, at a later date.Imperium gets a whole bunch of primitive slave labour, tomb world becomes quiet as a grave. Win-win.
>>3529374>>3529360>>3529384Roll Diplomacy:[under 60 - medium][under 15 - good]
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>3529409Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>3529409
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>3529409Rollan for the heck of it.
>>3529412>>3529413>Our offer stands as offered. You must decide. Eldar are not willing to listen to you. Action must be taken.Reidor thinks for a moment.>I volunteer to be a hostage, if needed. I will escape as soon as shuttle arrives.
>>3529447I propose an alternative:
>>3529447Refuse Reidor."Nay brother. I shall stay."Y/N?
>>3529451I'd still rather kill them all, but if we have to send one it might as well be chappyboy.
>>3529456Whether we want to kill them all or not is irrelevant. I doubt we *can*.
>>3529460That's because you're a negative Nancy.Be a positive Percival.
>>3529471>>3529460>>3529456>>3529451When you decide, please roll d100 and state who remains as the hostage or how do you try to get out. If you are taking the violent route, roll a second d100.
>>3529474Goju breaks the tie.
>>3529474I vote Axon stays.
>>3529474We will stick around. Reidor is more likely to escalate the issue here and maybe we can get info.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>3529474I got dis d100.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>3529474
>>3529479Glad to see CMQ dice are still in form to make everything a roller coaster ride.
>>3529482This is how heroes are made. Time to RIP AND TEAR.
>>3529482KILL KILL KILLDIE DIE DIE
I decided to offer myself as the hostage. Reidor is a good soldier, but a poor hostage. Not only he would butcher the xenos, but also get himself killed in the process. Not ideal, as I still needed to figure out who these Eldar were and why was the planet so special to them.I left the cathedral and stood in front of them on the square, while Reidor and the squad started retreating through the side door. I could see Eldar surrounding me in the neighbouring houses, when first screams rang out from the basement of the cathedral. I could barely recognise the voice at this pitch, but I was pretty sure I knew who it was.>Damned priest...+++Let us stop here for tonight. Next session - Tuesday 28 May evening.
>>3529519Thanks Skarg, glad to have you back.
BROTHERS I WILL SKIN YOU, WHY DO YOU ALWAYS DO THIS TO ME
>>3530750m8 I let you know the date like two weeks in advance
>>3530757WHERE IS THE COMMUNICATION RELAY, HOW DOES THIS KEEP BEING FORGOTTEN IN THE OPENING.
>>3530761Chat links are here bruhhttps://chapterquest.fandom.com/wiki/Next_Sessionhttp://cbe005.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.netalternative:https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.rizon.net/#RisingSonspls no bully
>>3530772YES CHAPTER QUEST IS BACK!! PRASE THE GOD EMPEROR ON TERA.
+++Resuming recording+++So, the bloody priest was screaming somewhere down in the dungeon. I was not sure what exactly happened, but I could swear by Him on Throne itself that I wouldn't like it one bit. >Reidor...+++What do you want to do?[Rolling for Eldar reaction, less is better for you, targets - 20; 35; 80]
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>3538193
>>3538193"Keep pulling back Reidor. Get to the lighter and move into low orbit. Stay on the comms."
>>3538193Bark an order to the priest to FOLLOW your orders rather than do ANYTHING on his own initiative. We are in command here, he follows, not the other way round
Reidor's voice betrays an unusual emotion for the stern sergeant - outrage mixed with confusion.>Chaplain! We cannot leave you![roll d6]1. Duty is it's own reward2. Duty is it's own reward3. Duty is it's own reward4. Duty is it's own reward5. A path of warrior is a lonely one6. We shall live and die like brothers+++Meanwhile Eldar in the heat of the moment took the screams for some scheme of ours and completely disregarded clear danger in which we all found ourselves.>Lay down your weapon, warrior. This is your last warning or we will open fire.I was in the open, no cover. Even Space Marine armour can only take so much... On the other hand, I was wearing my Rosarius, which could give me an extra few seconds to live before one of the missiles would overload it. I decided to...1. Surrender2. Wait3. Attack4. Evade
>>3538238>Meanwhile Eldar in the heat of the moment took the screams for some scheme of ours and completely disregarded clear danger in which we all found ourselves.>>Lay down your weapon, warrior. This is your last warning or we will open fire.I assume we have both pistol and crozius:Lay down ONE of the weapons and ask the eldar to do the same. we dont submit, we are on equal terms here
>>3538238>1. Surrender>2. WaitPlant crozius in the ground but don't raise hands or anything. Just shout:"From the basement! The noise is coming from the basement!">>3538249this too is good
>>3538252>>3538249It'll be one or the other. Choose wisely and roll d100. First one - under 35, second one - under 75.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3538238
>>3538260>As you command, Chaplain. We are on retreat. May the Emperor protect you.Reidor is on retreat with the rest of the squad.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>3538255second option then
>>3538266Eldar weapons remained silent - seeing my Crozius on the ground calmed their xeno nerves for the moment. However this wasn't going to last for long, I had to press my advantage even in this situation.>My weapon is on the ground, come talk to me!For a moment there was silence and then Eldar one by one started appearing from the edges of the plaza. One among them, in a much more colourful armour, stepped forward, facing me and pointing an impressive xenotech weapon straight at my chest. Foolish gesture, that's where the armour is thickest.>My name is Ylvar, First of the Guardians of the Red Yan Spire. I am leading our war party and you are my prisoner, speak quickly, for your life depends on it. Why are you here and what have you done? Who is screaming?
>>3538295"Politeness costs nothing Eldar.As for why we are here. We saw a primitive world inhabited by humans and no indication was forthcoming that we should *not* visit this place.What have we done? Greeted the locals. They eagerly took us to the basement of the church, before you showed up. The priest is the one screaming. He was in the basement last I saw."Also say this in Eldar if we know the language. Chapter Master is fluent so it *may* have been disseminated somewhat but I would imagine unlikely.Yes/no guys?
>>3538310too longtoo submissiveI am neither your enemy nor prisoner Eldar. We came here to clarify the situation. I dont know about the screaming.
>>3538329Well, we already chose the bitch-option by throwing our gun away.I'm just waiting for us to fuck up the diplo-roll so we can start killing them.We murderhobos now.
>>3538329Alright make it a bit blunter like this then. We should keep up the impression that we're not hostile though.
Suddenly, the whole place erupts into chaos as shouts once again come from the church.Screaming, dozens of humans that were still hiding in the cathedral, pour out into the plaza. Eldar were too high strung for something like this. Their elegant weapons woke up and sent streaming energy, plasma and rounds straight into the crowd of panicking civilians.Ancient alien weaponry tore through flesh faster than people could realise what was happening - out of the few dozens within seconds less than a handful remained alive, mostly screaming in agony and pain on the floor of the plaza where just recently festival took place. You could see their blood mixing with flower petals on the ground that were left by the celebration.As the echoes of the guns firing fall silent, you realise what they were running from - a dark figure emerges from the dark entrance of the church.
>>3538590Retrieve weapon, guarded stance, face the new threat."Control your fire you fools!""Reidor, prepare to assault the plaza from behind the church. A new threat has arrived. Wait for my signal."Y/N?
>>3538602>>3538590Time to mace some people.
Early work day tomorrow, let's continue next Friday (not this one). See you guys!