It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries The Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die. Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance.To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.++++++Threefold Oblivion is a Warhammer 40,000 quest that sees you fill in the role of a planetary governor and is tangentially to my previous 40k quest, Blood Coven (http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4131360/)This will be a lower-impact quest which I aim to update 1-2 times a day with many hours between votes for debate/decision making.If the vote is tied up I may roll for the tiebreaker The will of the God-Emperor.I always try to incorporate (and encourage!) write-ins if they don't violate the spirit of voted decisions, though I may edit or tweak them to fit better.
You are Lord Governor Goetus Trevelyan by the ordainment of the Four Families and by the Charter of Imperium Immemorial of the planet Texalar. The monumental task of the governance of millions falls on your shoulders, capable or otherwise. While the noble families of Texalar have their own degrees of power, yours is the kind that is solely responsible for the fate of the planet. You and you alone answer to the wider Imperium of Man for what happens on this world. The benefits of great success would be yours as would the consequences of failure.For a man of such far reaching power and crushing responsibility you have a background to match. Someone who has the knowledge and skills necessary for this job has lived a lifetime gathering these tools. What sort of background does Governor Trevelyan have?>Astra MilitarumA soldier, you clawed your way up as a young man from junior officer to command of a regiment. You fought in a number of major campaigns including the Cyberthrall Rebellion and the Blood Coven Wars. At the end of it all a nasty lingering injury forced your retirement where your command abilities made you a prime candidate for the governorship on troubled world.>Rogue Trader"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too truly to be fearful of the night." With the stars as your home you blazed a trail in the name of the Emperor, building fortune and glory. You’ve returned to the Imperium on a pause between expeditions to the fringes where you’ve been asked to serve as governor given your talents.>BluebloodThe classic career path. It’s not just what you know but who you are. Born to the right people on Texelar you grew up with a silver spoon in your mouth and a silver dagger at your throat. With close ties to one of the Four Families you are no stranger to backroom deals and backstabbing. You politick as you eat and breathe.
>Bluebloodsilver spoon inserted rectally upon birth
>>4287885>>BluebloodDARK EMPIRE II WHEN
>>4287900http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1629305/It's right here
>>4287901Haha nice try. You know what I meant.
>>4287885>Astra MilitarumDE lewdbins when?Tfw no alana v2
>>4287915>>4287915They're in my pastebin where they've been entombed since I wrote them.
As one of the upper crust of Texalar you are tied by marriage to the expansive Von Griff family, the premier family of the hive city of Monticello. Your connections within the Von Griff family in particular gives you extended connections within the Four Families at large, though those relations aren’t always peaceful. You must always be wary of budding rivalry and resentment.The world that is your charge, Texalar is an agriworld, what some might call a ‘breadbasket’ of the Imperium. It was a charming moniker applied to agriworlds by people fortunate enough to never experience one first hand. The brutal reality was less whimsical.Rather than a lush and rural planet dotted with rustic villages and sweeping vistas of beautiful countryside it was a titanic feat of planetary engineering. Multi-kilometer long irrigation pipes run from horizon to horizon, extending from the desalination plants that dot this soggy world’s coastline and running inland toward its drier regions. Cavernous storage barns are dispersed across the planet, packed tight with nutrient rich bales of biomatter - the building blocks of food to be processed alongside ubiquitous corpse starch on nearby hiveworlds to feed their burgeoning populations. Endless fields of Creepvine and Broadleaf choke the land, their roots digging greedily into the thick, noxious mud of Texalar, sapping the nutrients endlessly spewed out from fetid fertilizer stockpiles dredged from bioseptic silos and livestock waste feeds.In strategic clusters,. dim and rank warehouses full of servitors lie, their charges waiting to be unleashed to tend crops, their flesh moldering and components gradually corroding due to overexertion. The smell of decay and rust mingling with the pungent stench of rotting vegetation fills these places. (1/2)
Not all those who work Texalar’s rich soil are lucky enough to be without sense and consciousness. Legions of human laborers are required to maintain the vast infrastructure that makes this world work, toiling in sweltering heat and suffocating humidity to harvest the organic material that will feed their human brethren packed into the dense hive cities of Texalar and beyond. Living in worker barracks, crowded with the desperate and downtrodden they were men and women with little to hope for anything beyond a life of servitude. Given enough luck and wits they might survive their labors long enough to take their meager pay and scrape out a new life elsewhere.Such a desolate and comparatively barren place may seem a strange thing to value, but in the interstellar desert, a small muddy ball like Texalar was a paradise that could not be overlooked.Outside of the endless production fields, Texalar has a few major cities which butt against the coast of its grey seas but the real power here lies in the four hive cities, home of the Four Families and the centers of power of the land-owning elite, the AgriLords and AgriLadies that together own the sum of Texalar and as such profit from its endless exploitation. These hivecities, Atlas, Monticello, Bonaparte, and Nashton, are worlds into themselves. Tangled networks of habitation blocks, gothic spires, and crumbling infrastructure which requires constant maintenance. ++++++Despite the staggering size and scope of the Imperium, nothing is ever static, even this world, - humble compared to the trillions on trillions of humans across the Imperium - is in motion. Threats abound, internal and external. Even then, try as they might, the people of the Imperium cannot survive by bayonet and lasgun alone. Populations must be fed and placated.Before you can worry about affairs of state, you have more personal matters to attend to, there has been a death.From the gold-tinted windows that line the entire far wall of your office atop the citadel spire in Monticello you can look down into the opulently broad, flat expanse of Holy Light Plaza choked on all sides by towering buildings, where the state funeral had been held the day before. The ‘guest of honor’ was Vizier Kimmick, your closest advisor and confidant until his untimely death. The man was long in years, close to a century, but with the right modifications and equipment provided by the enigmatic tech priests then his life might have been greatly lengthened. (2/3)
The funeral had been a grand affair with a full four regiments of the Planetary Defense Force parading before his gilded coffin, forming ranks as it was interred in the mausoleum in the basement of the Basillicanum of the Emperor’s Radiant Glory. You only hope when your time comes that your funeral will be just as magnificent.There’s no time to fantasize about the release of death quite yet though, business awaits you.Turning from the vista you sit at your desk, a gargantuan thing carved from a dark hardwood, imported at great expense some decades past. Sitting in the aged leather chair you tap a runic key to ignite your data slates which begin spitting out streams of data at once fed to them by cogitators hidden deeper in the citadel.The Vizier’s post cannot be allowed to remain empty, the work he had done for you was invaluable, freeing your attention for other matters. While Kimmick had been a valuable servant of the Emperor he also died with no heirs to call upon. What this means for you is that you must select a replacement from a field of fresh candidates. It is into this vacuum of power that the Four Families of Texalar stride confidently, each with their own candidate for the role.>Regina Von GriffA consummate aristocraft, Von Griff has made a name for herself as someone able to marshal the support of her whole family to any goal, no small task when that family controls nearly all of what happens in Monticello. >Michel Toussaint BeauregardA professional soldier. Beuregard is a high ranking officer in the PDF at present and a former Guardsman who fought in the Blood Coven Wars. With an eye for organization and efficiency he would make a strong military leader.>Alexander PembertonA skilled bureaucrat. Pemberton has increased crop yields of the production fields surrounding Nashton by 17.3% and consequently decreased worker loss. This type of organizational mind could ensure food tithes are met for the Imperium.>Khemal Aluwani A political maverick. Khemal has avoided the near constant infighting between the Families instead favoring tactics of compromise and cooperation. While he isn’t loved by the other families, he can at least keep them from one another's throats.>A fresh Imperial AdeptAn outsider. Choosing among the ranking nobles of this planet might be showing favorites. Perhaps a safer choice is to avoid them all in favor of requesting an Imperial adept from the Adeptus Administratum.
>>4288004>>Regina Von Griff
>>4288004>Alexander PembertonI like this guy. This is a person who knows how to NOT fuck up food and make people die for inane reasons. We do need to address the servitor issue though. Mixing Servitors of moldering flesh and corroding metal near any form of food would be very bad. Perhaps an order from the planetary Tech Priest(s) to get replacement Servitors, in addition to something that would make them last longer? I'unno, give them Plasteel components or something that wont corrode in addition to armaplas suits to cover electronics and flesh? It just makes me mad how they don't do that.
>>4288004Are we married to Regina or some relative?
>>4288016Regina is a distant cousin by marriage. No direct relation.
>>4288030What's the stat of our PDF?Do we have any orbital defense space stations?Have we any ships?Do we have any planetary defense lasers?Is there away to reduce the waste and smog emissions from the Hive Cities?Does this planet have any problematic history with dealing with tyranids and orks?Be there any cults in the underhives of the found Hives that we should worry about?What of the Adeptus Arbites?Will all these questions be answered in due time?
>>4288004>>A fresh Imperial Adept
>>4288035>What's the stat of our PDF?Adaquate. The ongoing BLood Coven Wars nearby have been a constant drain on your manpower reserves but that will be handled later.>Do we have any orbital defense space stations?No>Have we any ships?Nothing significant. Texalar has historically been secure for outside threat.>Do we have any planetary defense lasers?Each hive city has an extensive defense network.>Is there away to reduce the waste and smog emissions from the Hive Cities?Potentially, but it will be a monumental undertaking>Does this planet have any problematic history with dealing with tyranids and orks?None. Texalar has been safe from external threat for its history but has had some internal strife between the Four Families.>Be there any cults in the underhives of the found Hives that we should worry about?There are rumors . . .>What of the Adeptus Arbites?Adaquate. They are primarily used to dealing with laborer uprisings and herding convicts to work the fields. Things have recently been quiet enough.>Will all these questions be answered in due time?Most of these, yes, and more. Once piece at a time, my friend!
>>4287883I could see Planetary Governor quest concept working with Tau too, maybe Orks as well but that would get old fastEldar are too alien and already live post scarcity so it wouldn't be interesting
>>4288004>Regina Von Griff
>>4288004>Khemal AluwaniSeems the best to shore up support among the other key decision-makers.Regina would be the absolute worst choice given that it'd be putting all of our eggs in the Von Griff basket.Pemberton and to a lesser extent Beauregard are solid practical choices, I'd be happy with either of them if my guy loses.Random adept is too much of a crapshoot.
>>4288004>A fresh Imperial Adept>>4287963It's good ngl. I'm demanding more too.
>>4288040Which sector/subsector are we in?
>>4288043Ork Freebootz would be fun. There are so few stories that explore pirates in 40K.
>Regina Von Griff>>4288008>>4288065>Alexander Pemberton>>4288011>>4288021>>4288066>>4288206>>4288361>A fresh Imperial Adept>>4288039>>4288078>>4288283>Khemal Aluwani>>4288108Writing
>>4288333I actually haven't decided yet. It won't be material for this quest though. At least for a while.>>4288411Make it happen! The world is your oyster.
>>4288535Would it be heretical to eat ork meat? Ork meat is technically vegan, and grox is xeno meat in origins I think.
“Pemberton,” you say on Alexander’s entry into your office. Gold light passing through the armorglass panes by your desk plays over his smooth features. You don’t mistake his apparent youthful features for inexperience though. You’ve heard rumors about the effectiveness of the Pemberton families gene therapy baths. “Welcome, good to have you.”“A pleasure, my Lord,” Pemberton replies, carefully taking a seat opposite your desk. He fiddles with the brass-plated autoquill mounted to his left arm before adjusting the navy blue Pemberton family sash draped over a shoulder.“I’ve heard good things about your work,” you say, “Your abilities. I hope we can put them to use for the good of Texalar and the Imperium.”“I’ve had an aide fill me in on current quotas and production levels.”You grimace slightly, “Then you know about the shortfall.” A statement, not a question.Pemberton gives you a half-nod. “The problems of this world are no secret.” He grins at you knowingly. “I’ve seen reports of Arbites raids into the underhive. Into the harvester barracks.”You’ve seen the reports yourself of course, but don’t let emotion show.“Hints of revolution. Stockpiles of pilfered weapons,” Pemberton says. “So many of our best men have been drawn off to the wars, it’s a miracle they haven’t risen up sooner.”“Anti-revolutionary raids are up almost twenty percent,” you say. “Beyond that, not much more can be done right now.”“What about the rumors of heresy?” He says the last word with all the contempt such a taboo word should carry. You know the walls of your office are secure - as secure as you can make them, but you don’t even like the implication that the taint of Chaos lurks on this planet. You know more about it that most given your high rank, and you still know very little though it’s more than you want to.“The Ecclesiarchy deals with those we find,” you say. “The fires of damnation await them. We have more immediate concerns.”You and Alexander spend the next several days compiling reports and logs relating to production statistics, his analytical mind streamlining much of the process and allowing you to focus on the larger problem. The Tithe.(1/2)
Once a year Texalar pays its due to the wider Imperium of Man, an event that coincides with the annual harvest as countless acres of thick green plants are scythed down and blended into palatable nutrients. When the harvest is finished naught will remain on the surface but twisted stumps and churned earth when the planting will begin.Texalar provides two things in its tithe. Food and men. The food goes to worlds across the sector but the men mustered into the Astra Militarum largely now are committed to the Blood Coven Wars, a series of conflicts now raging for decades. Yet more capable regiments will be needed to finally stamp out the rot of heresy on nearby words like Rindar. With that in mind, you are in a dilemma. Last year you already selected the most able-bodied among your sallow and sickly laborers, joined them under the command of the most promising young leaders from your aristocrats, and sent them to the war. Now you have less to give.Another sweep of your harvesters for soldiers will leave that many less capable of collecting the harvest which would result in possible food shortfalls or famine. Taking the men from your Planetary Defense Force is a good intermediate though it will also mean your planetary security is that much weaker. There is also always the option of simply providing weak or under strength regiments for Imperial service. You are responsible for providing bodies, not ensuring they don’t die of lung-rot two weeks after shipping out.You could also leave this problem to Pemberton. Granting him such a task might allow his skills to work out a bureaucratic solution you’ve overlooked. Maybe skimming from various other sources could meet all of your needs. One way or another, you will have to pay your tithe.>Strip the required manpower from the PDF>Take the manpower from the harvesters>Provide weak/under strength regiments>Let Pemberton handle this one>Write in
>>4288560>Pull from the prison systems and slums, no need to waste good men. Round up gangsters and scum to ship off.
>>4288560>Let Pemberton handle this one>Write inWork something out with Pemberton and see what solutions he may have in mind first before approving them?
>>4288566Ah! A Penal Legion! That's a good idea. Put the Arbites on full blast and have them round up as many criminals as they can. Less underhive scum to deal with, fewer mouths to feed in prison, and we'll maintain our food and PDF quota.I'll support this, but I also want to see what Pemberton has in mind.
>>4288566For full clarity, prisoners and the working poor are already basically shoveled into the fields to work as harvesters. You'd be talking about raiding the under hive and dredging up scum and gangers. This is roughly equivalent to giving the Astra Militarum crap regiments of crap soldiers.
>>4288574Would we get in trouble if we tried to do that? Do we have the funds to make labor life slightly less shitty so the menials are less likely to die or turn to chaos?
>>4288560>Strip the required manpower from the PDF>Take the manpower from the harvestersDo a bit of both in an attempt to minimize the damage.
>>4288574Better than giving them farm workers, the gangers already know how to use a gun/fight. If anything, they are better guardsmen than the labour force.
>>4288574>>4288580He's right you know. Grab all the gangers. Arm the Arbites with stun mauls and rubber 40mm slugs.
>>4288574Grab the Gangers, PENAL REGIMENT HO!
>>4288578Depends on what sort of subsector governor and administratum we have honestly. Generally not a great idea given that the Imperium pretty much runs on "govern yourself how you like, as long as you don't allow heresy to crop up and you *give us the promised tithe*"
>>4288584>You are responsible for providing bodies, not ensuring they don’t die of lung-rot two weeks after shipping out.Ganger bodies are better than sickly farmer bodies, and reducing our PDF manpower would give the ruinous power the window of opportunity they'd need to make a major push against our world.
>>4288589Somehow I suspect trying to capture a tithe's worth of underhive gangers alive and healthy enough to serve, with the ROEs that entails (because it's not especially easy), is going to cost a not insignificant number of arbites and PDF lives. I don't think this will be the massive manpower-saving coup people expect.
>>4288600We can ask the captain in charge of the Arbites of the viability of the idea and if they are capable of such a feat.Something tells be that this is a viable option, but we need to ask if it is.
>>4288560>Let Pemberton handle this one
>>4288560>Provide weak/under strength regiments
>>4288560>>Let Pemberton handle this one
>>4288560>Take the manpower from the harvesters
>Let Pemberton handle this one+>Writin insWriting
You opt to leverage your new Vizier’s bureaucratic prowess and allow him to take lead. The two of you spend the preceding days collecting information and pursuing possibilities. Meetings with the chief of the planetary Arbites are held and the possibility of rounding up underhivers and gangers is considered. Ultimately you decide that some of your quota can be met this way but not all of it. With careful consideration Pemberton is able to trim out unneeded PDF personnel from bureaucratic posts and selectively take laborers from different barracks. These shortfalls will be made up with a rotating labor pool that will assist in working different sectors of the fields as the need for harvesters peaks. It is a rickety solution, but one that will see all quotas met.You are continually amazed by Pemberton’s ability to work the system, you doubt this would have been doable without his assistance.(1/3)
At the peak of the Tithe, a grand assembly is held in Holy Light Plaza. The four regiments of guard Texalar has assembled are formed up here in all their majesty for a joint review by you, the Imperium’s representative from the Administratum, and a general of the Astra Militarum.The flat grey of Texalarian soldiers stands in unending rows, soldiers in parade formation, or a rough approximation of one. As the three of you walk the ranks, saluted by the stone-faced officers, you take note of the blank gazes of the unwilling conscripts. They were used to a life of labor and suffering, dying in the guard was no different than dying in the fields. Some sport half-hidden ganger tattoos or have the sunken cheeks of emaciated underhivers. It’s a rough force, but the best one you can reasonably assemble. You are afraid of what steps may have to be taken for next year’s tithe if the Blood Coven Wars don’t simmer down.“A fine force,” the pasty-faced administratum official tells you, “My congratulations Lord Trevelyan.”You give a humble half-bow. “We all serve the same goal. I trust General Ormund will put these men to good use.”“Yes,” Ormund says, scratching at his neck and looking uncomfortable in the warm humidity of the city, “There is going to be a major offensive on Rindar, one to crush the heretics for good. We’ll need all the manpower we can get.”Distantly, titanic landing craft grind open their cargo doors to admit throngs of soldiers carrying gear.“Emperor protect you,” you say.Ormund waves thanks and leaves, taking with him the Administratum official and eventually the army you’d gathered.Returning to your office, you review the food situation with Pemberton.“The harvest proceeds according to our schedule,” he says, reading a data slate as he talks. “On schedule, food reserves are being maintained across the city.” He grins, “There may even be a minor surplus.”“Good,” you nod, “Ensure it’s distributed to the top-performing harvesters. Increase their rations, it may help stave off another wave of uprisings. We can’t have that mucking things up.”(2/3)
Your optimism doesn’t last long unfortunately. You’re finishing a hot breakfast of poached fowl eggs, strips of salty meat and buckwheat cakes - all imported - when news of a conflict arrives. There has been a minor clash between the cities of Monticello and nearby Bonaparte, a dispute over harvest zones. It seems two minor families members were injured in what amounts to a duel over it and now both the Bueregards and Von Griffs are threatening to take the fields by force.You summon the appropriate data at once, ancient cartography depicting the delineation between the two Families fields. It’s borderline unintelligible. Centuries of erosion and changing topography has left the old survey nearly useless. Now each family accuses the other of trying to squeeze them out of rightful family land.The situation is especially difficult as it not only involves the capital but your family as well. If you side with Monticello it might spread resentment in the other cities that the capital gets preferential treatment, however siding with Bonaparte will mean upsetting your own family and possibly losing their approval and backing.It isn’t long before Pemberton gets word of the dispute, “What about arbitration or compromise?” he suggests.“Arbitration?” you smirk at his naivete. “The only arbitration either family will accept is Imperial arbitration. It would mean summoning surveyors, checking land claims, reviewing deeds and calculating land yields.”“So?” “So,” you continue, “The last major land dispute was submitted to Imperial arbitration seventy five years ago.” You grimace, “The result is still pending, the land left fallow until judgement can be obtained.”As titanic as it is, the Imperial administrative engine is not swift. You know if you submit to any sort of compromise or negotiation it will result in decades if not centuries of a loss of productivity. Even a simple agreement to split the disputed land will likely result in ongoing legal battles and animosity from both families.>Side with Bonaparte and the Beauregard family to dispel idea that the capital or the Von Girff family gets preferential treatment>Side with Monticello and the Von Griff family to maintain your power base>Send an investigative commission and survey team to re-mark and delineate the boundary>Write in
>>4289518>>Send an investigative commission and survey team to re-mark and delineate the boundary
>>4289518>Send an investigative commission and survey team to re-mark and delineate the boundary>>Send an investigative commission and survey team to re-mark and delineate the boundary>Write inClaim the land in dispute under special planetary powers to be used solely for paying the tithe, and excess will be distribute to productive or PDF members of society and their families, and children to make em grow up healthier and stronger.
>>4289607I'm with this anon. Claim the disputed boundry and throw it out to the families who make their holdings production increase by more. Better turnover = more land. Caput?
>>4289632to clarify, don't give it to random peasants, give it back to whichever of the disputing families makes their revenue's increase. Obviously the family who owns this land cannot be outdone by their inferiors, right?
>>4289607This is an intelligent solution
>>4289518>Send an investigative commission and survey team to re-mark and delineate the boundary>Write inTell them if they don't like it, they can send their best noble out and duel to the death, should they both agree to the dueling prerequisites.>>4289632Nicely done anon. You have my vote!
>>4289518So what with a majority of Texalar being an agei-world too toxic to grow "normal" crops", they opted for more hardy plants (not typically used for food) that absorb nutrients through the toxic soils and convert into something that passes as edible. Was that right or did I misread what you established in the first few posts?Let's say theoretically we had all the money we need or money was of no con concern. If we had the money, how long would it take to ruduce the waste and garbage from all four hives to the lowest they can go, and how long would it take to make the soil not so shit anymore?
>>4289825Partially correct, Texalar is not so much 'toxic' as it is 'toxic to human life'. That's just a result of extensive pumping of fertilizer and chemical growth agents. To the crops it grows it's an oasis, to humans it's sludgy, putrid, eye-watering, and foul. A bio soup mixed with things like phosphates and pesticide.As for cleaning the planet, if you wanted to grow, say, corn and wheat it would be a century of hard work to reverse phosphate salinization of over-farmed areas and to clean up pesticides and things.As for cleaning the hives, you'd have to cull off probably 60% of the population first. It would be a monumental task.
>>4289928Oh I think I get it now. We maxed out the crops we can possibly grow via pesticides and fertilizers, and the hives are already being kept in check. So theres not much to actually fix orcan be improved. The only other idea that comes to mind is making skyscrapers or deeper underground warehouses to grow more crow with special lamps.
>>4289607Also adding that when the dispute thing is settled then we give the land back to "rightful" owners.
You dictate a draft of the planetary edict to one of your scribe servitors which transcribes the document swiftly. The disputed land in question is being stripped from both parties pending arbitration to be worked by both sides and contributed to the tithe until such time as a survey can determine the rightful inheritors. In the meanwhile its produce will help feed the more important elements of your society.A response is not long in coming from House Beauregard. You read the slate twice to be sure you understand its contents correctly.“Hiding behind the veil of the Imperium while House Von Griff continues to expand its already considerable influence? This will be noted. I expect that we will be duly compensated for this lost land once the arbitration determines it rightfully is ours.”-S.G. BureagardYou smirk as you craft your own response.“I am certain that an arbitration will come to a satisfactory result for all parties in due time. If this isn’t acceptable then I am also willing to allow you to duel House Von Griff for the rights to the land should this result not provide satisfaction.”-Lord Trevelyan.The silence you get in reply is sweet and you let the Beauregards stew in their unhappiness. Your own family isn’t thrilled with the choice, but they at least trust your judgement. The nature of your office does not allow you to dwell on it in any case.In the days after the massive tithe fleet has finished emptying the agri warehouses across Texalar the replanting begins. Legions of laborers and servitors begin to cross the muddy growing fields to ensure they are fit for the next crop to be planted. Already casualty reports are high. Most common among the incapacitations are lung rot and chemical burns to legs and arms from prolonged contact with the fertilizer mix. Some of these men and women will be returned to productivity but others will be left to waste, the cost of treating them, higher than simply releasing them from service to subsist somewhere in the underhive.More alarmingly are the poor recruitment numbers for harvesters. Each day the youth of Texalar’s lower class are mobilized from menial work at home to serve in the fields. These dregs, sad as they are, are still not the bottom rung of the hierarchy of this world. For that you have criminals and undesirables dredged from the hive cities or shipped in from off world. This group is alternately lobotomized and shaped into semi-mindless servitors by the tech priests of Texalar or kept in their crude human forms before being worked.(1/2)
This year the report is not quite dismal but could be much improved. Fortunately, your office has a budget for this exact sort of thing. In the past, laborer numbers have been supplemented with large expansions to your constantly shrinking servitor fleet or with disingenuous recruitment campaigns on nearby worlds, offering agriwork to downtrodden hivers.There is also the possibility of instead using these funds to make a sizeable donation to your Adeptus Mechanicus branch in exchange for upgrading and improving your current servitors. Acid-proofing their biological components or outfitting them with larger, more efficient planting and harvesting implements. A servitor fleet doesn’t have to be fed and housed in the same way that your human laborers do, but it also puts much more control of your crops in the hands of the insular Mechanicus, something your nobles might find unsettling.Whatever your choice, you must ensure the planting continues unabated to allow for a good harvest next year.>Pay for a larger servitor fleet>Launch a recruitment campaign for more human laborers>Pay the Mechanicus to upgrade your current servitors>Write in
>>4290373>Pay the Mechanicus to upgrade your current servitorsBest to keep a stable servitor base to rally normal "volunteers" around.
>>4290373>Pay the Mechanicus to upgrade your current servitorsIf we have enough in the treasury to do so then we might as well do it. Better to improve what we already have then have the noble households bemoan to us their complaints.>Write inAlexander Pemberton is our newest advisor -Emperor bless Vizier-s soul- and was most noteworthy for his ability to increase crop yields of the production fields surrounding Nashton by 17.3% and consequently decreased worker loss. I would like to hear what kind of solution he could think up on how to deal with this issue. In addition I would value his commentary and another idea: outfitting the active labor forces (people rotating out of their suits before switching it off to the next menial) with acid and chemical proof hazard suits. Should they last long enough they should be able to pay for themselves in a decade or so in the form of lives they will save and hopefully reduce the odds of rioting.
>>4290373>Pay the Mechanicus to upgrade your current servitorsCan we start recruiting from nearby hiveworlds as well? We could ask their governors to ship their gang members and prisoners to us to be put to use as servitors
>>4290373>Pay for an upgrade to our existing servitors.Indeed, this way the nobles won't complain at us.I also support >>4290427 while I also suggest that we spread a lot of rumours on other worlds that our agri-world work is getting some improvements, a means to entice more suckers in without greater cost but naturally not as effecient as a proper drive. All the same, the rumours reap their own rewards.
>>4290490You mean in this planet or in this system? Isn't asking for bodies to use as servitors sorta of the same as paying for a fleet of them? It's cheap to get bodies, but it costs a little more to modify said bodies into servitors.
>>4290515It's in response to the option to recruit from nearby worlds. I imagine most governors would be happy to be able to ship off their prisoners, and we could do the minimum to convert them into servitors. Just enough cheap bodies to get through planting season
>>4290368>Pay the Mechanicus to upgrade your current servitors>Write inIssue proper PPE or personal protective equipment for the workers to lower casualties and worker attrition rates, and improve morale.I'm talking reusable boots, gloves, eye wear, and respirators. Have decontamination showers installed so workers can wash off all the toxic sludge after their shifts. This will also likely improve morale as ts probably the only way they can get a shower with relatively clean water.Its probably more cost effective this way having a more willing returning workforce, with experience than a new inexperienced one every season, and being force to carry out large scale operations to round people up with Arbites or PDF every rotation. Maybe we can also use servitors for the more risky jobs, and ensure equipment is cleaned properly after every use.
>>4290427>chemical proof hazard suitsI should have read your post more closely, this probably better than boots and gloves, etc.
>>4290535Unless other governors have the same ideas to utilize their prisoners and gangers into force labor. It can't hurt to try I suppose.>>4290543>>4290545The decontamination showers in addition to the note of veteran menials are good points. I'm not sure if the grim dark future allows them the fortune to shower but that would probably be a nice bonus.That's generally what Servitors are made for. Doing dangerous jobs that normal humans cannot, typically the ones of the most hazardous nature. A caveat to ensure most will treat their equipment well is to make sure to pray to and not anger the machine spirit within the suit, less they die.
>>4290373Wait now that I think about it, it was mentioned that the climate of this world is hot. Unless we set them to work at night with headlamps mounted to the exterior of the suits, they'll need some sort of AC unit or cooler in their suits to prevent them from dying of heat stroke. You know because warm air tight suit = a baby in a hot car. Head lamps or AC's, which ever is more effective I guess.
>>4290373>Pay the Mechanicus to upgrade your current servitors
>>4289958According to the first post we are actually having a severe issue relating to maintenance for the fields and equipment. Especially the servitors. That would be the best fix. Another issue is boosting the arbites and PDF to raid the underhives more successfully for manpower/guard tithe. Gangers while not great honestly aren't that bad at least they know how to fight.>>4290427This.
>>4290373Can we also hear from our adviser if he has any long term agriculture plans regarding the efficiency of all the crop output on this agri world?So is each hive world responsible with their own methods of crop growth?Can we have a small grox meat farm? So the populus of this planet has a little variety?
>Pay the Mechanicus to upgrade your current servitors+>Write insWriting>>4291919The average citizen's diet in the Imperium has little variety. It's basically Whatever has nutritional value and is cheap. Plankton, plant matter etc + corpse starch from ground up bodies of those who came before.I will incorporate your write in though
>>4291919>>4291927What about mushrooms?
>>4291927Morale is important to the every day life of the imperial citizen. From what I understand the Grox can survive on eating just about anything, in addition to their meat being very palatable and almost the entire beast being edible. The parts that probably cant be earned (the bones) could probably be ground up and mixed with some of the meat to make grox nuggets. The citizens will love it! So whatever crops we grow, corpse starch, and the addition to grox meat will surely brighten everyone's day.So I know the Mechanicus is lazy and dont like apply safety measures to most of their machines to prevent worker related deaths because "lol fuck you machine spirit amgery," but is there any measure of social combating wr can apply to make the manufactorums slightly less deadly? Like fucking hell at minimum safety rails? You could argue that the machine spirit would probably appreciate not having human corpses gunk up their parts for fucks sake.Plankton right. Gotta think cyberpunk dispotian tier food distribution. Is tofu on the menu? You could just add flavorings to tofu to make it whatever you want.If we made aquaponics facilities that grew some leafy crops and fish, how long would it take for it to pay for itself/would it be too heretical to create? If we're already growing Plankton then men thinks some of the fishy water is utilized for the fertilizer?
>>4291930Mushrooms typically like cool and dark conditions. Neither of those can be applied to our planet unless we make it so. Not saying that it's not possible of course, just that we'll probably want to save up money a little more money before we decide to create underground mushrooms farms.
>>4291966>>4291967I'll cover this in my update.
>>4291967well anything that can make some food variety or plans for it in the future is fine.
>>4292007All I know regarding cheap future food comes from cyberpunk or shadowrun. Bioengineered and selectively breed types of food stuffs made to be the most profitable and easily affordable to the masses being onions products, tofu, krill, and one or two other things I cant remember. They're typically added with food additives to make them taste different, so your fancy Sakura Co. (TM) food printer can make you a hamburger out of say and flavorings.I think rice was a relatively affordable food stuff too?
“Pemberton,” you address your Vizier as you look up from a data slate.“Yes, Lord?”You drum your finger on the table. “I’ve been reviewing our budgetary numbers and I would like to try some . . . reforms.”“Reforms?” Pemberton is intrigued.You nod. “There is a high degree of wastage among our harvester class given the hazardous working conditions.”Pemberton shrugs, “Such is the nature of being a Harvester.”“Yes, but it necessitates obtaining fresh stock each year and retraining them. I’d like to procure some chemical suits for one. Work lamps, and spend some time cleaning up their living conditions.”Pemberton considers this, “That’s a substantial investment of capital.”“Yes,” you say, “But I believe it will pay for itself in time. Let’s say we approach the issue of laborer morale by treating the cause rather than the symptoms. We buy their complacency with a moderate increase in their living conditions.”Pemberton drums his fingers on his own desk and looks out the window at the huge plaza nearby. “Interesting. I believe we could receive some chemical protection gear from Brinstill, that world deals heavily in chemical production. Perhaps with a gift of extra foodstock. There is a risk though.”“Risk?”Pemberton quotes an old adage you’d heard in your distant days in Monticello Academy. “Change begets change.” He smiles haughtily. “If we do this much for them they will come to expect more change. More rations and better rations will become a push for more living space, more rights, shorter working hours, the abolishment of cullings. It could open the flood gates.”“It would be a measured change,” you say firmly.“A mile starts with an inch,” Pemberton counters.You smile at his obstinance. “Humor me, will you?” “Consider yourself humored. Let’s say we get the chemical suits, work in shifts, spend a modicum of time decontaminating tools and the like, it should decrease wastage rates. What else do you have in mind?”“Grox,” you say, “And perhaps mushrooms, aquaculture. A richer diet. It will mean happier workers, stronger workers, and more variety in the event of blight.”“At home in Nashton there are some aquafarms,” he says, “Crustacean and kelp farming. It’s mostly small scale, kept to areas free of fertilizer runoff. Algae blooms cover most the rest of the sea.”Texalar’s seas, much like its land, have been ravaged by unchecked centuries of high-intensity industrial agriculture. Countless tons of fertilizer have gradually been flushed into the seas turning them into enormous algae ponds, green and red-tinged soups that reek of decay. Cleanup is possible but would require a tremendous diversion of resources.“Hydroponics then,” you say, “Indoor farms and mushroom groweries.”
>>4291987Are there methods and machines in the Imperium that can clear the smog from the atmosphere, or would doing so in theory negatively after our crop yields?
Pemberton nods allowance at this, “Doable. Old packing barns could be repurposed with minimal expenditure. Grox will be more difficult.”“How so?” Despite your homeworld you are no farmer.“They’re quite territorial things. They have to be kept permanently sedated effectively. It’s not a simpler operation. If we let them roam wild on the surface they will no doubt attack workers and servitors.”“Then we sedate them,” you say. “A moderate introduction of protein will have large effects for our population,” you say.“Atlas I have heard has a large underground storehouse network,” he says, “It may be suitable for a Groxery.”“Look into it,” you say. “If we can reduce misery then perhaps we can reduce risk of trouble.”“It’s a fine line to walk,” Pemberton warns.“Leave that to me,” you say, waving him off, “I’ll make a decision after I have our affairs in order. For now, I want you to check the viability of such a plan.”“I can do as much,” Pemberton says, standing and clasping his cloak back in place. Texalar is too hot for such fashion to be practical but it certainly looks stylish. “I’ll begin at once.”“Good. I have a meeting,” you say, “With the Magos about upgrading our servitors.”“Good luck,” Pemberton says, grinning. “I hear they’re a charming bunch.”++++++Arranging to meet with the Magos of Texalar is a simple matter for a man of your stature and power. The mostly-mechanical man who enters your office pays only lip service to the idea of a human form. Both his eyes have been replaced with phoceptors and a third, glass-lensed eye has been set into his forehead which is one of the only patches of visible flesh, appearing grey and shriveled. Most of his body is hidden beneath thick red robes but you can hear the skitter and clack of his mechanical parts as they shift and move beneath this covering.He is accompanied by a trio of floating servo skulls that orbit above his head, spinning to take in the room.You spend a moment sizing one another up. You have little practical experience dealing with the Mechanicus as they largely keep to themselves here on Texalar. Their duties are largely confined to the production and maintenance of servitors and maintaining the generatoriums of the hive cities. You’d seen low level tech-priests blessing the servitor barns with holy oils and machine, but never thought to speak with one.
“I am the Magos of this world. I am called Aluminum-13 Rubidium-37. Aluminum, the thirteenth element, is taken because it is a remarkably light and durable naturally-occurring metal which, through the machine-god’s infinite knowledge, assisted in elevating mankind from its squalor. Rubidium, the thirty seventh element is taken firstly to represent, rubidus, the red of Mars as well as the remarkable and unique properties it has. You will no doubt find it easier to call me Alum.”His low gothic is strangely accented and carries a cant you suppose is a hint of binarium. As he speaks, the servo skulls mirror his words, boosting his augemtically-enhanced voice further, though one of the three repeats what he says in the chattering lingua-technis, total gibberish to you.“Interrogative: you requested my presence here. For what purpose?”You fold your hands together and take a moment to word your reply. “I am interested in upgrading our servitor fleet,” you say. “The harshness of work takes a toll on them and I would like to extend their lifespan.”“A distinct possibility,” Magos Alum says. “We in the Mechanicus have many exceedingly exquisite servitor designs that would be of use here.” His machine-cant servo skull rattles off a series of beeps and low tones as he speaks. “It will require the devotion of significant resources. Your servitor numbers are not insignificant.”“I have sequestered a sum of money,” you say, “A donation to the Machine-cult to help offset your trouble.”“Denied,” Alum says. “A monetary payment is not admissible.”This flat rejection catches you completely off guard. “Money isn’t what you want?”“Information, Lord Governor,” Alum says, his vox emitter buzzing with excitement, “Information is the currency of the universe. Coins can be stamped from any crude metal, sheaf printed on vegetable pulp and animal hide. Information is sacrosanct.” As Magos Alum says this his servo skulls unit in twittering a short binauric hymn. “It can neither be created nor destroyed. It - like time - has intrinsic value.”“You have full access to our data steams,” you say.Magos Alum raises his voice to an almost shrill pitch, “The Tomb of Saint Suspiria.”
The place is familiar to you, but not the significance. The tomb of the saint is a holy site- the holiest on Texalar easily, said to contain a minor saint from distant early days of the Imperium. The tomb was under the careful control of the Adepta Sororitas, specifically the Order of the Crimson Dagger. Outsiders were not permitted.“Magos Alum,” you say, voice placating. “The Tomb has no value to you surely, it is a holy site, well documented.”“We have heard rumors otherwise,” Alum says. “Rumors of the presence of archeotech.” His three skulls - even the binaric one - all say this word in perfect Low Gothic.You had not heard such rumors. Of course, you haven’t heard much of anything. But you do have the power to authorize visits to the tomb, though you’ve normally done so only with the local Cannoness’s explicit approval. Technically it isn’t required.“Lord Governor,” Alum says, “I should like to lead an exploratory mission to this site to scour it for any relevant information and technology. Once we are finished the Sisters may return to their prayer and silence. Three days of unfettered access will more than pay for an upgrade to your servitor fleet and-” he clicks at you a moment. “And you will be that much richer. The funds for the servitors may be elsewhere invested.”It is a significant sum of money you would save, maybe enough to easily pay for your program of reforms or other local improvements. It would also likely make you allies with the Mechanicus, though you imagine the Ecclesiarchy would be less than thrilled you opened a holy site to prying, mechanical eyes.>No deal, the money is all I will offer.>Agreed. I will inform the Sisters of your team’s imminent arrival>I will have to get authorization from the Cannoness first>Write in
>>4292075>I will have to get authorization from the Cannoness first>Write inNot to insult Alum's social interaction capabilities, but humor this solution of us asking the Cannoness to do our own filter search to look fo this rumored piece of archeotech first as a precautionary measure, then we can let you. I'm just worried that he might a mentally offend the Sisters. They're usually known for their hardcore devotion and I dont want any bad blood between the Mechanicus and the Adepta Sororitas.Beyond that would Magos be interested in "small talk" or is he much too busy?
>>4292075>Authorization>Write inMetal men so rarely play nicely with the church. I personally don't think it is a wise idea to piss off the church with this blatant use of our powers in favour of the techpriests for some farm equipment. That being said I think we should consult the cannoness, not get authorization, consult. We still hold the power which is something all present should remember.Likewise in the event that we go through with it, we should forbid the damaging of the tomb in any capacity and request the mechanicum produce a seneschal of theirs to mediate the friction between these two orders. One of those techpriests which dedicates their expertise to dealing with fleshies.Lastly, The sisters shouldn't be forced out and will keep watch. More difficult but this is their house and you will respect it.
>>4292094You've never made small talk with a tech priest so you have no idea. Trying is always a possibility! But as for the supposed Archeotech, all you are aware of is the basics of the legend.Suspiria fought alongside the Crusaders who first liberated this world. Later she died in the Horus Heresy defending Texalar. As far as you know her tomb has no special significance, but you don't study such things. The only people who would know for sure would be the Sisters.
>>4292094>>4292120Well judging by his station and statement of "“It can neither be created nor destroyed. It - like time - has intrinsic value.”" He is saying that time is money, wasting it with small talk is not very much in line with a magos. very efficient bunch.
>>4292110Support this. This guy is more coherent than mine. So we talk to the cannonness to let em search aight.>>4292075Any way we can try squeezing a little more help out of Magos? If there does exist some archeotech, would its knowledge be more valuable than a fleet of upgraded Servitors?
>>4292124"IF" it exists, yes. It is well worth the fleet and more.The mere hint of it will buy us the fleet, imagine how much actual archeotech will get us. Something to be discussed once we have talked to the sisters.
>>4292120Small Talk ideas:>What are the purpose of those Servoskulls?>Do you have an input on how to better improve Texalar's crop output or ways to effectively improve the PDF's equipment?>Do some tech priests try to take care of their remaining fleshy parts? Like moisturizing?
>>4292123Then maybe we can recommend us a tech priest Acolyte for us to talk their ears off and force them to replace their ears with cyber ones?>>4292126Good point>>4292127Never mind about the small talk then.
>>4292110Correction, the seneschal's are called "Factors" or "Executors Fetial" for the lathe worlds and titan legions respectively
Hardly a fair trade if there is archeotech there, and dealing with the sisters is another matter, if they would even let us take anything at all.What we should agree to is the parameters of the search and purpose of the search is in exchange for any information of IF there is any archeotech at the location or not. It should not include the permission or ability to TAKE any archeotech or other artifacts, or anything at all there if discovered. That should be for a separate agreement.
>>4292110Supporting. At some point are we allowed to train our own agricultural biologists / geneticists without them being tech priests? It's a little vauge in-universe about how prevalent higher education is but the ability to engineer strains of resistant crops will help us. Best case we can sort of transition to a mix between an agri-world and civilized world.
>>4292409That does make a lot of sense, although OP and that other anon did point out that we could go in there and check. it's just they Sisters might get angry if they're zealous enough. Maybe a mix of this and that?>>4292415It's a weird topic. The Mechanicus has a sort of monopoly on tech, including biological things. Bio magos exist but they are a sort of rarity.
>>4292421Yeah sure, lets keep the plan coherent.>>4292110Support this.
>>4292409A wise decision, but do we want to earn the lasting ire of the Adeptus Mechanicus? I don't imagine they would take kindly to a minor planetary governor blueballing them on some fine print.
>>4292421Ah ok thanks, I suppose we'll have to cozy up either the mechanicus to get a bio-magos to come over.
>>4292555Also I forgot to throw in, for the people getting benefits, we should make it merit and productivity based. So its a privilege not a right, the equipment belongs to the Imperium or planetary governor, and not everyone gets the equipment. Lower rung workers start off with the cheaper or inferior gear if any at all, then they can move up. Showers can be introduced at a later date, lets not spoil them with too much all at once, and the used water can either be recycled or used to water the fields.This way we can find excuses or reasons to take away their privileges if they cause problems.>>4292555I think if we piss off a magos, we just piss of him and his group of followers, but we piss of the sisters, then we piss off a fanatical and fairly large portion of the ecclesiarchy that knows how to hold a grudge and tends to back each other up passing judgment on others.We don't intend to screw the Magos, we just make it clear that this is what it is, a fact finding mission. Now if we find anything, we figure out what to do from there, and assist him in getting it without being insensitive to the ecclesiarchy (and get a nice reward for it.)
>>4292555tbf if we agreed the magos would be doing the same thing as if we were gonna do it. It's just that we're better at talking with people than he ever will be.>>4292845a mini meritocracy makes sense.
>>4292845You realise that if they find archeotech, they will take it. Contract or no they will take such technology because they believe it is their birthright.
>>4292110>This+>Write insWriting (might be a little bit, we'll see)
You let the proposition hang in the air a moment before responding. “You really believe the tomb might have valuable tech in it? Why?”“There are irregularities,” Alum says, pronouncing the last word with extreme precision.“Such as?”“The story of the Sisters does not fit the data we have. The location of the tomb, it’s size and disposition, all are suspect to us. Interrogative: You do not trust the Mechanicus?”You shake your head, “It’s not a matter of trust. Of course I trust you-” A lie. “I just have to wonder why the Sisters would keep such a thing secret.”“There are a multitude of hypotheses and conjectures to be made. Because they do not understand what it is they possess,” Alum says, “Because this do not wish to share their findings, because what has intrinsic value to us has sentimental value to them. Multitude.”All these sound reasonable to you, the ecclesiarchy was not traditionally very open. Still, you have no desire to offend the Sisters. Though most of their number are off fighting in the Blood Coven Wars there was no reason to risk their ire.“You’re correct that I can grant you access to the tomb,” you say, “But I have typically done so with the blessing of the Cannoness. I see no reason to break tradition.”“No,” Alum agrees. His servo skulls do not echo this statement.“If I do decide to take this deal,” you add, “There will be stipulations that you and your associates will have to abide by.”Alum bobs his head, “I expect nothing else.”“Alright. In that case I have a call to make. If you would like-”“I will return to the generatorium,” Mangos Alum says, straightening up and withdrawing a spread of mechadendrites. “To await your decision and prepare my team.”(1/2)
After his departure you arrange a call to the Cannonness, tapping on your desk impatiently until her weathered face appears on your hololith. Her eyes are white, blind you think, a consequence of the same wound that left a burned band of flesh across her face. “Lord Governor,” she greets, her voice soft, “Always an honor.”“The honor is mine Cannoness,” You give a small bow though you’re not sure if it registers. “Cannoness Jezera, I’m calling to arrange a visit to the tomb.”“Visit?” She asks. “Offerings have already been left. Prayers said. The day of remembrance won’t come again until next year.”“This isn’t for remembrance,” you say. “A delegation of tech priests have an interest in conducting a survey of the tomb for academic purposes,” you say, a half-truth.“The cult mechanicus?” You can hear the distaste in her voice. “In the tomb of the saint?”“They believe there may be an artifact of scientific value in the tomb.”Jezera is silent for a moment. “We have cataloged all items of historical and scientific value already. All relic weapons have been sent to the Wars. There is nothing left to interest them.”“Then I hope we can ascertain that and lay the matter to rest. With your blessing we might begin the process.” You desperately want to avoid making this an order.“What is it they think they will find?” she asks.“I can’t say, but I can guarantee no harm will come to the tomb or the Saint - Emperor rest her soul. They ask three days of unrestricted access. I can promise you to have representatives on site to ensure everything that occurs happens with the utmost care.”“As you know, Lord Governor,” Jezera says, “We are loyal servants to the God-Emperor and we recognize you as his representative on this world, but I’m afraid I see no reason to submit to an invasive investigation of our holiest site on the whim of a member of the Cult Mechanicus.”You may give her no choice in the matter, choosing to override her authority and open the tomb. You might also take the money the Mechanicus refused and donate it to the Order. Unlike the tech priests, you’re sure the sisters of the Order have a use for money. In addition to war they conduct charitable work across Texalar, preaching to the masses and helping the poor and sick.>I can make a sizable donation to the Order in exchange for your cooperation>I’m afraid I must insist. By planetary edict you will open the tomb to the Mechanicus>Very well, Cannoness. Thank you for your time and consideration.>Write in
>>4293445>Write in"They believe to find some manner of Information which shall be used to venerate the god emperor, Or in their terms venerate the Omnissiah. You may consider it their own form of service to the golden throne, if that helps.However the potential of what they believe they shall find is of immense value to the imperium and the mechanicus especially. While you may find it distasteful to work alongside such a distorted faith, refusal will simply see them turn to more covert means. For such a reason I find it to be much better for all involved if they conducted their dealings above the table where we may see them, isn't it better to concede this ground and make sure that the tomb is treated properly under your watch?"And maybe give a donation to the order, but not the full amount we are saving. We need some of that to offset the costs of reforms.
>>4293445>"I can make a sizable donation to the Order in exchange for your cooperation. It is not my intention to disrespect the memory of Saint Suspiria, blessed be her name beneath the God Emperor, but the Adeptus Mechanicus has given me an ultimatum. Either I allow them to investigate the Holy Site, under armed guard of Sisters with the most faithful of my own agents outside should they seek to renege on their agreement, or the servitors tending to the crops feeding the masses of mankind are left to rot and in doing so, leave millions more Hive-world mouths hungry than could have been. Blessed Cannonness, please understand they would accept none other and I feel it is better that they search with our permission under the watchful sight of those willing to ensure they show the proper respect, than to risk them sabotaging my charge's agricultural efforts and strong-arming my position into granting them full reign. I don't want to see a Holy Site ransacked for the sake of material greed, likewise, I don't want to see the war effort against the thrice-damned heretics abroad compromised over the stubbornness of a single Magos. I don't like it, but we each know well how obstinate the Scions of Mars can be. Blessed Cannoness, I beseech you, a lowly man lifted high by chance of birth and circumstance to a Bride of the Emperor, and beg, show clemency and allow me to mitigate the scale and scope of their meddling. Know that I come to you out of respect."
>>4293470I think it's best to feed the ego of both factions and convince them that we're on the same side while maneuvering whichever way is best for Texalar. Basically, suck up to both one-on-one but make it seem like we're in pitched negotiations with the other. It's dishonest but we're a nobleman and that shit's our bread and butter.
>>4293470While good, small thing. Daughters of the emperor, if you say bride then they may get really pissed if they are the uptight sort. I don't quite like the grovelling though. Sends the wrong message in my book.
>>4293474>Daughters of the emperorRight. I thought so but wasn't sure. As for groveling, we're a minor planetary governor, if we can get the church to think we're humble and pious, which she will report, we can get significant dividends at no risk to ourselves. Same thing with the Adeptus Mechanicus, to a lesser extent. The groveling is mostly rhetoric and playing into her ego, as a representative of the Sisters of Battle not necessarily an individual, easier to smooth over the unpalatable deal.
>>4293485There is a difference between humble/pious [which can be discounted by checking our church attendence] and "I beseech you, a lowly man lifted high by chance of birth and circumstance." It's blatant grovelling and a lie to boot, since the actual low men are in the fields. The strong arming argument has it's basis in truth, so we can go with that.
>>4293445Woops. I meant to support this. >>4293456>>4293473I'm not sure how to feel about this>>4293474>Daughters of the emperoYa wot?>>4293485We really shouldnt be groveling. It should be the other way around, and as our station puts us above the cannonness we shouldnt show such a sign of weakness. I'm voting no on any form of grovelling and begging. I liked the idea of donating a portion of our servitor funds to them.
>>4293505Basically in the reign of blood Vandire, master of the assassin temples, made a coup of rulership of the imperium and succeeded. He then made the daughters of the emperor [sisters of battle] into his personal guards and renamed them the brides of the emperor. So he had hot warrior nuns as his concubines, bodyguards and soldiers.When his reign came to an end, Alica dominica re-renamed them back to daughters of the emperor to distance themselves from vandire and their shameful service to him.On another note, I do think the suggestion of "They are putting us in a hard situation" is a good card to play.>Blessed Cannonness, please understand they would accept none other and I feel it is better that they search with our permission under the watchful sight of those willing to ensure they show the proper respect, than to risk them sabotaging my charge's agricultural efforts and strong-arming my position into granting them full reign. I don't want to see a Holy Site ransacked for the sake of material greed, likewise, I don't want to see the war effort against the thrice-damned heretics abroad compromised over the stubbornness of a single Magos. I don't like it, but we each know well how obstinate the Scions of Mars can be.This ^ is a good argument
>>4293456supportperhaps we should see the place as well, when the survey starts.
>>4293510So a combo of this >>4293456 and this >>4293470? So long as we dont give off the image of getting on our knees and begging.
As a second, possibly cheeky, move we could tell the mechanicus that the order of sisters wants a donation to soothe the troubles that the techpriests are going through. That would amuse me to little end, but is probably a bad idea. But if it works..
>>4293556>But if it worksI cannot tell you just how much I want this. The magos just said metals and payments wasnt as good as knowledge. Maybe we could imply to the cannonness that she should see if the sisters can get anything from the mechanicus. The sister will get their much needed additional funds or war gear, the magos gets his search warrant, and we get to keep our budget to invest in how we see fit.
>>4293563Yeah, make the suggestion that such a thing they seek is very valuble, possibly that they should make a toll of gear or shit. Even if they don't need it, it should appeal to their distaste for the mechanicus. So long as it isn't too outrageous the magos will probably capitulate
>>4293505>>4293556Yeah, I'm thinking I overdid it.>>4293555Supporting.>>4293556>>4293563>>4293570The balls involved
>>4293608the utter BALLS
I'll be closing this vote in 1-2 hours
You return a placid smile in the face of her flat rejection. As has been established, politicking is your bread and butter. You’re no stranger to rejection and excel in turning it into something else. “I can appreciate your position, Cannoness, it is not my intention to disrespect the memory of Saint Suspiria, blessed be her name beneath the God Emperor, but if I may, the Mechanicus believe they will find some manner of information which shall be used to venerate the God Emperor- or in their terms venerate the Omnissiah. You may consider it their own form of service to the Golden Throne, if that helps.”“I understand they wish to pay homage to our savior in their own way,” Jezera says, “I don’t find it offensive but I do find it misguided.”You press on, undaunted, “Cannoness, the potential of what they believe they shall find is of immense value to the Imperium and the Mechanicus especially. While you may find it distasteful to work alongside such a . . .” You struggle for a word “-distorted faith, refusal will simply see them turn to more covert means. For such a reason I find it to be much better for all involved if they conducted their dealings above the table where we may see them, isn't it better to concede this ground and make sure that the tomb is treated properly under your watch?"She furrows her brow which only accentuates the thick scar that runs across her face. “You are implying the Mechanicus Cult will violate Saint Suspiria’s shrine?”“I have no doubt you and your fellow Sisters would never let anything of the sort happen,” you add quickly, “But I do find myself in a tough situation. Either I allow them to investigate the holy site, under armed guard of Sisters with the most faithful of my own agents outside should they seek to renege on their agreement, or the servitors tending to the crops feeding the masses of mankind are left to rot and in doing so, leave millions more Hive-world mouths hungry than could have been.”Jezera purses her lips in thought. “I see. Blackmail.”“An exchange,” you add quickly. “An equal trade of information for technology. I am sure that this will further all of our causes, the mutual glory of the Imperium. You must also understand my position here. As planetary governor I alone must bring the many minds of our world together as one. I feel it is better that they search with our permission under the watchful sight of those willing to ensure they show the proper respect, rather than to risk them sabotaging my charge's agricultural efforts and strong-arming my position into granting them full reign. I don't want to see a Holy Site ransacked for the sake of material greed, likewise, I don't want to see the war effort against the thrice-damned heretics abroad compromised over the stubbornness of a single Magos. I don't like it, but we each know well how obstinate the Scions of Mars can be.”(1/3)
You see conflict on her face as options war with one another in her mind. You decide to go for the killing blow. “This information they expect to find, they have implied it has substantial value to them. The Magos might be willing to show his gratitude with a large donation to your order.”“I can give you my blessing,” she says at last. “One day of access. Under our supervision. Not a single relic or artifact will leave this tomb without my express authority. On this matter, Lord Governor, I answer to a power higher than you.”“I understand,” you say.“I will give the Mechanicus one day - no more -to conduct their business, make their investigation and leave.”You sense this is as far as you can push her without giving orders. “One day,” you repeat.“And I will also ensure that the Deacon himself is present,” Jezera says.Deacon Levben is the highest religious authority on the planet, the principal representative of the Ecclesiarchy. His presence will imply a high degree of scrutiny on this operation. “I intend to be present myself,” you say, bringing the number of top level representatives to three. “I assure you that no harm will come to the shrine.”“I mark your word, Lord Governor,” the Cannoness says. “Emperor go with you.”The next several hours are spent relaying scheduling between three monolithic pillars of Imperial authority, the Mechanicus, the Ecclesiarchy, and your own power. The plan is to conduct this survey in a matter of days. Magos Alum’s office is pleased with your decision and arranges for the donation to the Church as well as proper care to be taken. You cap the number of Mechanicus priests at four excluding the Magos himself and satisfy yourself that they will not strip mine the facility.The visit to the tomb will be in a few days. You also have an upcoming banquet scheduled to be held with the Four Families, an event that never fails to entertain. Capping off this flurry of activity, a major combat offensive should be beginning against the heretics in the Blood Coven Wars. You hope for good news, you know Texalarian troops will be spearheading this attack.(2/3)
You put this all out of mind to focus on the coming reforms you have planned. With Magos Alum’s promised servitor modifications you expect to lessen your dependence on human labor and spend more funds improving their lives to some degree. A day later, Pemberton returns with the numbers and the both of you look over the budget.“The money you pilfered from the Mechanicus-”“Saved,” you correct.“Saved,” Pemberton repeats, “will go a long way to offset the costs of what you have in mind. I’ve managed to secure a few tons of surplus chem suits and safety gear that will help reduce deaths, enough to allow shift work that’s fully protected. I’ve also drawn up some additional plans.” He winces, “Money is the main problem though.”“How so?”“We can expand the food supply for our own workers,” he explains, “Decontaminate some of the sea and fallow land to be used for more palatable foodstuffs for export, or improve hab conditions for the workers.”You know that worker habs are squalid hovels, crowded, dirty, unventilated, no better than the industrial barns bales of biomatter are kept in. Vermin and disease are rampant. Constructing fresh new hab blocks is an expensive proposition, but you can mostly offset the cost with the money you earmarked for servitors. The rest will have to be borrowed from noble houses and the Adminsitratum, if they will part with any of it.“The habs are disease vectors,” you say, “They will have to be changed first, the rest can follow.”“I wouldn’t be so hasty,” Pemberton says, cautioning you. “That’s the obvious fix, yes. But it will mean another year or more before we can expand our food crops, either for domestic consumption or for export. If we instead funnel this money to pay for decontamination and low-grade terraforming we can more quickly create productive land. That produce will be exported and help pay for further improvements. Or anything else we desire. The chemical suits alone will make the workers happy enough to stave off an uprising.”You’re not sure you share his optimism on that front. A number of arbites patrols have gone missing in the depths of the worker habs. Never a good sign. Of course, this might make it the worst time to start demolishing and rebuilding hab blocks.Splitting the money will do little on all fronts. If you’re to make an impact it will need to be spent in one solid chunk. >Spend the money to expand the available food for our people>Spend the money to upgrade their living conditions>Spend the money to decontaminate land for exporting produce>Write in
>>4293979Well that was a minefield well navigated gentlemen. Good work. Now then.....We want a semi-happy populace. Thus common sense makes it that we want to please the workers with food, because a good meal is legitimately a great vector for contentedness. They can have shitty housing, bad work but with good food they have something to savour.On the other hand, making better land to increase revenue will serve us well. right, so I got an idea. We go with decontaminating land for more produce right? but what we do next is we order some cheap but strong spice like chilli peppers or something and we grind it up with the corpse starch and other shitty rations to give it a bit of flavor. At least it won't taste bland. The best outcome is if there is something like this which is a natural side product we produce, which turns our waste into a new means of profit.Anything like that present, GM?
>>4294006Simply offering different "flavors" of chow should be no obstacle. Spicy, chicken, oriental, whatever. Spice is relatively cheap.
>>4294006So far it looks like you're going with the->Spend the money to decontaminate land for exporting produce>Spend the money to expand the available food for our people>Spend the money to upgrade their living conditions-prioritizing top to bottom. Yeah I can't think of anything atm so I'll support this.
>>4294050FOR THE LOVE OF THE GOD EMPERORGET THESE POOR BASTARDS SOME SPICES
>>4293979>Spend the money to decontaminate land for exporting produce>Write inSend PDF with air support to start paroling and searching room by room for missing Arbites and purging out any problems. Bring flamethrowers.
>>4294050.....Fucking. This solves tons of problems. Like holy shit. People love their food, the simple act of introducing flavored slop will do us just as, if not more good than the hazard suits.And our meritocracy idea can easily be applied here. Two flavors of something like "spicy" and "chicken" for everyone but if you do great work then your block/shift will get an extra flavor or some shit.>>4294051No actually. With this revelation that spices are no obstacle, we can drop the "food" shit to bottom.
>>4294054I am laughing for real right now.
>>4294073fair point about the food. Spices first, the food quality for the people last.>>4294077GOD EMPEROR DAMMIT I'M CRYING THEY'RE IN PAIN PLEASE FEED THEM FOR THE EMPERORS SAKE!
>>4294084ha ha ha ha ha
>>4294084The spice must flow!
>>4293979>>Spend the money to decontaminate land for exporting produce
>>4293979>Disease>Arbites disappearing on patrolA goddamn nurgle cult is present in those hab blocks.>Spend the money to upgrade their living conditionsAlso get the Eccelscharchy to be present, deploy more arbites, and PDF forces when we go to replace the hab blocks. We are gonna need them to deal with the cultists so we can rebuild everything quicker.
>>4295008Oh that's a good point. This. If we dont take care of the cult it's only going to spread and fester.
>>4295008Tell the church of our concerns, deploy additional men to deal with the problem and purge the cult dead.
>>4293979>If we instead funnel this money to pay for decontamination and low-grade terraforming we can more quickly create productive land. That produce will be exported and help pay for further improvements. Or anything else we desire. The chemical suits alone will make the workers happy enough to stave off an uprising.Wait a sec. So if we do this, how long until we can afford to have the Hab Blocks referbished? I changed my mind again. Stick with changeling the land and dealing with the Hab Blocks later.We're gonna see if we can get some sisters with flamers to cleanse some of the diseased with flames. The Hab Blocks are already bad as it is, but any Nurgle cultist presence is just going to make it worse. At the very least, once they are gone the blocks should be more habitable until at least a year or two, by the time we can afford to renovate them.
>>4295008>>4295037Do we even know about chaos stuff and chaos gods?
>>4295071We do, but not an amazing amount.>“What about the rumors of heresy?” He says the last word with all the contempt such a taboo word should carry. You know the walls of your office are secure - as secure as you can make them, but you don’t even like the implication that the taint of Chaos lurks on this planet. You know more about it that most given your high rank, and you still know very little though it’s more than you want to.>I don't want to see a Holy Site ransacked for the sake of material greed, likewise, I don't want to see the war effort against the thrice-damned heretics abroad compromised over the stubbornness of a single Magos.
>>4295071>>4295081 is correct.To be more specific: You (and all Imperial citizens) know that Horus led a band of other traitors against the Emperor resulting in his interment in the gold throne.You are vaguely aware of the traitor primarchs. You know the loyalist primarchs. You know about Chaos, you know it makes heavy use of psykers and there are rumors of other, worse, things.You do NOT know about the reality of the chaos gods. You know that heretics profess to worship "other" gods and that's about it. Think medieval Catholics encountering a pagan culture. All you know is it isn't YOUR god.Closing this vote in approx 2 hours
>>4295119Would it be not too meta to contact the cannonness and ask her about the rumors of cultist worship? If she had to hazard a guess, would she have an idea where it might be? Someone a part of the Adeptus Ministorum would probably hold a great deal more knowledge about the great enemies of mankind.
>>4295181You'd be surprised how little detail they would know. They recognize "the enemy" but won't have spent significant amounts of time learning about them. Studying Chaos is frowned upon.>Spices>PDF patrols>Decontaminate the land>Solicit church help w/ chaos cultsWritingGive me a little while.
“You’re right,” you say to Pemberton. “Long term investment over short term appeasement.” You shuffle the dataslates on your desk and check a map of the world. “We’ll start decontamination of these three sites. Wind and rainfall patterns should help shield them against re-contamination. Lower intensity agriculture for higher value crops.”Pemberton takes notes with his autoquill on a parchment scroll.“As a stop gap, maybe we can take what we have and make it seem like more.”He cocks and eyebrow, “How do you mean?”“Simply flavoring the rations differently may allow us to pass them off as more diversity. Do you know of a cheap source for spices and flavorings?”Pemberton consults his slate. “There is a particularly thorny breed of Creepvine that has evolved a sort of self defense in those spines. Potent irritants. We use them in riotgas, nonlethal. If we dilute it I believe it would make for a mild spice. I might also be able to obtain liquid runoff from slaughterhouses and repurpose it to make stock or broth.”The both of you consult the relevant data and nutritional information. Non-lethal, approximation of more exotic flavors, and more importantly. Cheap.“Run it through some poison-sensing servitors first,” you say, “To be safe, then we can roll it out starting with or top performing harvesters. Couple that with the chem suits and I think we can stave off a revolt for now.”After meeting with Pemberton you dedicate your attention to your secondary concern.Chaos insurrection. With little hard information you opt for a two pronged approach. Firstly, you dispatch large teams of arbites backed with the PDF to scour the underhive and the outlying worker habs for any hint of taint. You also intent to involve the Ecclesiarchy but decide you can broach the subject with the Deacon himself when you meet him at Suspiria’s tomb.(1/2)
In the following days, worker unrest is tempered by the ‘increased ration variety’. Annoyingly, the Four Families jointly make a statement calling this a sign of their benevolence and generosity toward the people of Texalar. Fine, let them steal a share of the credit if it makes them happy. Protests in Nashton and Atlas fizzle out in a flurry of riot-gas and with the application of benefits behind the scenes.Your attention turns now to news returning from Rindar. An enemy attack on the shrine city of Glory Falls was successfully repelled with heavy loss of life and word is that an Imperial counter offensive is being prepared.So far all is well until work returns from the captain of Atlas’s arbites. You read through the report with growing alarm. An Arbites/PDF raid on an underhive settlement encountered fierce resistance by what can only be described as Chaos cultists. In the ensuing firefight all of the cultists were killed or driven off and a shrine of sorts was discovered before it was burned. The picts of arcane symbols and nauseating idols turn your stomach. The final word of the report is what troubles you.“I fear, Lord Governor, that it is getting worse.”If Chaos is in force on Texalar and growing like a cancer then it must be burned out at once. So far your efforts have kept it tamped down, but what if it is growing?The PDF is stretched to its limit in regards to what equipment and leadership is available. Attempting to dredge up yet more soldiers from your already stretched population seems beyond consideration.You know being upfront with Imperial authorities about the possibility of a growing Chaos cult on your world will spell an end to your career and potentially an end to the planet itself. If you’re to contain and eradicate this it will have to be done as quietly as possible.You are a man of some means. You know the right people in high places to exert some of your considerable will off world. The idea occurs to you that it may be prudent to arrange for off-world reinforcement of Texalar’s security forces. If you are correct it could make all the difference in the next few weeks. If not . . . then you will be weakening the war effort at a critical moment. >Strings can be pulled to get some good troops here>Excuses can be made to return a single regiment of Texalarians home>The wars are sacred and our efforts cannot be weakened>Write in
>>4295221Hmm....Well I think everyone can agree that this problem needs to be dealt with. The question is HOW do we do this. My first thought is reach out to the inquisition, but that's just asking for bad tidings when you fuck with pandora's box. The second idea was to extend some of our will and get some troops from another planet that isn't involved in the blood covern wars and have them routed to us for a while. Third idea is to request the mechancus supply some skitarri if they found any archeotech, considering it a repayment for the colossal find.the last idea is levying a tax/order on the 4 families which says they need to either contribute their household guard or a sum of mercenaries to the muster, forbidding the picking from the laborers. These are all the ideas I have, so any thoughts on them?
>>4295240I can weigh quickly and say:>Calling InquisitionThis could have potentially disastrous consequences>Other planetsAll available troops are contributed to the war>SkitarriIt's very unlikely the Mechanicus will pony up any significant forces. They don't have a large presence on Texalar which means calling for off world support that ISNT committed to the wars.>Household guards/mercsPotentially possible, but if you exclude laborers they will be reaching out to off world mercenaries which will take time.
>>4295253Perhaps a combination of >Strings can be pulled to get some good troops here>Household guards/mercsThis way we might be able to press the troops we personally find immediately into service, while the ones the noble families call upon will back ours up? If that makes sense. Any that survive we can just push into the Texalar war. At least half.In addition to a propaganda campaign against the chaos cultists. If we can do this without revealing too much information about them to the general hive populous without giving the Imperium cause to execute us for revealing too much about the great enemy of man, we should paint it in a light to show all cultist activity being the cause for everyone's misery. Why everyone lives in squalor, why young men and women are being sent off to war etc., that is if we're not doing so already. Perhaps we can discuss this with the sisters and the Deacon to gain some of their insight into the matters.How rationed is water? If water isn't too rationed in the underhives, perhaps we can also include water flavorings with minor amounts of minerals, nutrients, and vitamins to bolster citizen health. Should it not cost too much?
>>4295266I like the idea of pulling strings and merc/guard combo. It will serve us very well. A regiment typically serves to be about 360 men composed of 9 platoons of 35 plus command staff, commisat and psykers, so with each house told to levy 200 fighting men, barring drawing from laborers, we should have about 3 to 4 regiments if we pull some more strings. That should be enough for any insurrection. Maybe drop the requirements to 150 me each? hell possibly just 100. Such a thing would be enough to stomp out a hives worth of insurrectionists. Now then, on who to draw back, we ideally want a regiment that is just finishing up their battles on a world or is being rotated off of the front for some rest. These are soldiers who will not have been put into any plans which cannot be adapted due to lack of forewarning. And lastly, Don't give them good water. We need to save some of our treats for when people start to grow discontent again.
>>4295287Good ideas. What about...>withdrawling troopers from off world back to TexalarI'd go with veterans. There was that one Imperial Guardsman General that was something like a living saint that ran all his men ragged because he was "TOO" successful in his nonstop crusading. We might be able to get away with the excuse of recalling men who have been touring for a long time to restock their moral so they can be shipped back out after a year, or stay to train new regiments.I guess we can save the water until after we deal with the cultists. Is that good?
>>4295304The general you are referring to is Saint Macharius, Alexander the great Expy. He conquered a hundred worlds and would have done more had his men not gotten fed up and refused to leave the galaxy. Mhmm, Maybe try targeting the depleted regiments to re-stock here so they can be merged into a cohesive regiment[s]. We have the food after all.So target either those getting rotated off or arrange for our world to be where the depleted regiments get merged into composite formations. Sounds good.As for water, I'm saying "Leave it until the plebs get antsy". When that happens, I have no idea yet, but it's a trick to use when we need it.
>>4295316Poor Alexander. If he just chose to rotate his men in and out he would had conquered a few hundred more before the deaging surgeries stopped being effective.Do you think we should schedule a holo-vid thing meeting with the head of our PDF and Arbites to get a personal measure of how fucked shit is? Reports are nice and all, but doesn't covey the same amount of urgency as an actual conversation. That is only if they have the time to spare.>>4295253As an Agri-world our main export of food, but are there other things we can manufacture? Do we have any minor weapon and vehicle manufactorums?
>>4295322A holo-vid would be good for their personal thoughts and opinions. recommended courses of action and the like. But you did give me another idea. The mechanicus doesn't want money when we had a chance to buy more servitors. If they find anything, we could cash in our favour with buying some combat servitors/turrets/tanks and walkers/other equipment to utterly fuck the revolting lower classes. That only works if they find archeotech though
>>4295322The lightest of light manufacturing takes place here. Mostly incidentals like eating utensils and spare parts and the like. 90% of all industrial goods you import from elsewhere. There is little heavy industry outside of agriculture and no military industry outside the bare minimum to keep your PDF armed. The weapons and gear you outfit your regiments with is imported.
>>4295333Right. Of course. We should stick to our strengths which is still agriculture. Perhaps once the war is over, or at least the cultists in the hives have been dealt with we can focus on minor things that can be accomplished within a year or two, such as the improvements to the hab blocks once we've cleaned some of the land and water for export and can afford to do it. After the food and living conditions have been dealt with we can focus on other tasks, like improving the water recycling systems in the hive and agricultural areas so all the chemicals from the fertilizers arent immediately dumped into the sea. After that we can world on unfucking the ocean so we can grow additional products like krill and fish in aquaponic like hatcheries.Short term goals: spices & food additives, clean land for more crops, deal with cultists. Then fix Hab's and offer better food.Long term: better water recycle systems, unfuck ocean for fish harvesting, building more skyscrapers or underground farms.
>>4295329Can you remind me of the deal? Was it that we get the servitor upgrades and/or fleet uf we ensured he gets his search warrant, in addition to a bonus if he found anything?Right, what to ask for if they find anything. I like walkers because they're pretty much all terrain and are able to maneuver around a hive than say a tank or taurux truck, while still being able to mount a Heavy Bolter or Las Cannon. I think if there was anthing we should ask for, it would be a wide range of cleaning/industrial equipment for agriculture purposes, in addition to some Walkers, a bulk of Lasguns, and armor of the carapace and Flak variety. This is still only an agri world so we dont have to go full on Armageddon.
>>4295221>Write inLet s find inconsistencies in the halls and tunnels of the under hives as well minor surface settlements. Send some of our spies for verify this, this cultists have spaces for storage, praying and living. They probably have some contacts for gain weaponry or equipment, even if they are living waste they wouldn't just use weapons they can craft there.
>>4295385the deal was we get our upgrades for the warrant, and we decided to re-open talks if they found anything down there. Nothing was explicitly set in stone.And what I suggested asking for was weapon servitors. They can be repurposed after the fighting.
>>4295386It's something to talk to the Deacon at least. Perhaps once our Arbites, PDF troops and Sisters of Battle can collaborate a raid they can torture as many cultists as it takes to find their dealers. That way we'll be able to take out two birds with one stone. The cultists will be weakened, and we deal with additional hiver scum.>>4295389The nobles will probably complain about the additional farming Servitors. Think that'll be an issue?
>>4295397Maybe, but do you think they would complain more about the weapon servitors?
>>4295413They better not, those asshole. I wish there was a way to overthrow the families of the opposing hives and just replace them with someone else.
>>4295452It's possible! Just Bring enough troops back, fabricate a reason, and attack the other hives.
>>4295452Devil you know is better than the one you don't, unless you fancy purging an entire family.
>>4295534I wouldn't be against removing some obstacles. >>4295517As enticing as the idea sounds, now's probably not the best idea. If we did purge then we'd probably have to kill our advisor.
>>4295565Yeah. He's kinda growing on him, and it would be a shame to cull such a talented individual due to his loyalty to his family.
>>4295569Von griffs and Pendletons could easily split the planet between them. Come to think of it, which hive has the chaos infestation, if it's someone we don't like then.....well.....It may not be a cult that grew without their knowledge.
>>4295240>>4295221After reading the post, I was thinking house guards since they oh so nicely claims credit for serving the greater good from our "shared reforms", and shall continue to do so with sending their own servants. Those dudes that claims more credit need to send more guards.
>>4295634thisand maybe when their guard forces are exhausted, ours will sweep in a clean house. Perhaps that anon wasn't all that far off by having our's and Alexander's family share power of the planet, but we can only do this once we've confirmed we stamped out off the chaos influence in the Hives.
>>4295644Wait actually Pemberton's own family was steal our clout. Fuck them. Shoot why can't he be the head of his own family AND be our advisor?
>>4295634Yep. Claim credit, put your money where your mouth is.>>4295644And you can only wipe out a family when you have everything in order to tear them out, root and stem. >>4295645Conflict of interests and What?
>>4295648https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zbZmbbZBY8Yeah. They owe us for the clout.>Conflict of interests and What?I don't know. maybe we should talk to him a bit more. He might be great with agriculture, but we at least have him beat in the social combat game. I say he deserves more than what his family offers.
>>4295634We can't be shown openly forcing some Houses to do more than others, especially when they claim to have already done the most and could spin it to turn the masses against us, but we CAN spread propaganda listing the efforts of the Houses to safeguard our world with detailed, as in how many each sent relative to the others, but vague in that it says nothing concrete and gives no strategically relevant information, statistics. The real question to answer is do we want to mediate and merge the Four Families, or do we want to establish our own dynasty as supreme and diminish the others? I say we go for a mediator mindset until we have sufficient troops and some off-world advisors to rely on, in which case we give the lesser nobles the choice to swear fealty or undergo a stripping of titles for "seditiously undermining the Planetary Governor" while retaining enough of their assets to remain financially solvent but diminishing their influence, to minimize the chance of an aristocratic coup or top-down rebellion.
>>4295266>>4295287>Strings can be pulled to get some good troops here+>Press the Families to hire mercenaries+Write insWriting
You can’t take chances with the safety of Texalar. You lean on some of your contacts in your family to in turn lean on their own contacts in the wider Imperium arranging for a battle group of soldiers to be redeployed to Texalar ostensibly for training and refit. In the meanwhile you can use them to hold ground while your PDF conducts more extensive sweeps of the underhive.Adding to that, you pass a planetary edict that each of the four families must contribute a two thousand man contingent to your control for peacekeeping. Presently Texalar’s four families aren’t allowed to have anything like a standing army so these numbers will be impossible to meet unless they greatly expand their household guards or hire offworld mercenaries. Either solution gives you many more soldiers to work with, although there is a possibility that the houses will use this as an opportunity to become minor military powers in their own right.You also meet briefly with your minister of security who acts as a liaison for planetary defense force as well as the four hive city’s aribites. The picture he paints is . . . not as grim as you feared. There is rumbling of cult activity in both Atlas and Nashton, but nothing entirely cataclysmic. The heretics don’t dare practice openly at any rate. Still, you already have the troops en route so you commit to a firm policy of eradication. Strike teams will root out and purge any hint of chaos taint they find with an eye for arms and food stores that they may be using to feed and equip clandestine armies.++++++Today is the day, the visit to the tomb of the saint. You leave Pemberton to run your office and travel with your small entourage of guards and scribes as you leave Monticello headed for the coast. The shrine itself is nestled in the outskirts of a small city which squats on the green-grey shoreline. It is a fishing village though nowadays all it does is dredge up bottom feeding slugs and crustaceans to be added to the nutrient pulp that constitutes your citizens’ diet.The shrine is unassuming. A low block structure marked with a golden Aquila, its wings stained with salt from the nearby ocean. A gaggle of transports and vehicles are parked around the area each belonging to a different faction involved with this opening.(1/2)
Cannoness Jezera is here to greet you, as is a corpulent man in the robes of the Ecclesiarchy, Deacon Levben.“Lord Governor,” Levben says. The three of you exchange a series of differential bows. “I understand you will be opening the tomb to a Mechanicus survey?” His tone betrays no judgement.“That’s correct, your grace,” you say, “A difficult decision, but I feel it will suit all of us well.”“They have certainly paid well enough,” he says, “A donation was made in the name of the ‘Omnissiah’ to our charitable organization.”“That is good news.”“The Magos is here,” Jezara says, “We were waiting for you to arrive before opening the tomb.” She hides any misgivings she may feel.“There is a topic I wanted to broach with you first,” you say, “as Ecclesiarchal representatives. There have been . . . troubling rumors of Chaos cults on this planet forming among the laborers.”Jezar furrows her scarred face into a mask of concern.“Heresy?” Deacon Levben says.“I’m afraid so.“Quite troubling. Has this been brought to the eyes of the Inquisition?” he asks.“Not quite yet,” you say, “I’d prefer to handle this matter internally before it gets to that point. Would either of you have any insight?”“The unclean must be expunged with the Emperor’s wrath,” Jezera says. “Were my battle sisters present here in any number we would gladly lend you our torches and swords to this task.”“You may have that chance, Cannoness. A battle group will be gathering here soon and I expect it includes some of your Order.”“I should also be happy to lend you any number of preachers to minister to the masses,” Levben says, “And I should like to deliver a sermon as well, perhaps to the laborers of Monticello at morning assembly. Perhaps some divine words could help change the situation.”>I welcome a sermon, your grace>No sermon necessary, the preachers will suffice.>Write in
>>4296923"You can never have too much faith, Your grace. If time permits you, then such words would be ambrosia to the faithful soul."
>>4296923>I welcome a sermon, your graceI honestly see no reason why she shouldn't if she's already offering. It would do the citizens good to steel their resolve in the Emperor. We've already made some changes to improve the loves of the average citizen with the safety equipment and improvement to food. It would be nice if the other nobles didn't try to take credit for it. Emperor forbid they ACTUALLY to make an effort of making the planet slightly better.Oh yeah and I guess the Cannoness will probably leave someone at the temple to keep everything handled in case of visitors wishing to pray.
>>4296923>I welcome a sermon, your grace
>>4296951The tomb needs to be properly guarded. The spiritual significance of such a place makes it's loss a crippling moral defeat.
>>4296923>>I welcome a sermon, your grace
>>4296962This, yeah, exactly what I meant. If she got someone to hold down the fort then power to her to come on down the hab-blocks to hold a sermon.
>>4296967It's the deacon who wants to give a speech.We also need extensive paperworking of the regiments summoned, done by our office.
>I welcome a sermon, your graceWriting
"You can never have too much faith, your grace. If time permits you, then such words would be ambrosia to the faithful soul."Deacon Levben smiles a taught grin. “I will begin preparations once our mission here is complete.”The three of you move across the small ruined site toward the tomb entrance. There had once been a grand structure on this site, destroyed long ago, in the Heresy you suppose. Only a few squat buildings and the tomb remain.Here, by the gilded, arched door is Magos ALum and his group of tech priests, all bristling with augmetics save one, a young woman who for all outward appearance seems completely human.“Lord Governor,” Alum says, his servo skulls buzzing. “This is Aloetta, our Factor.”She bows, “Greetings, Lord Governor.” She would be pretty you think, were it not for the waxy quality of her skin and the visible I/O ports that dot the sides of her skull. “Hello,” you return, unsure of what to make of her.“I will be acting as a liaison between Magos Alum and the blessed representatives of the God-Emperor.”You’ve never heard of a Mechanicus adept refer to their deity as anything other than the Omnissiah. You take this to be a good sign. “Wonderful.”“Cannoness,” Aloetta addresses the Sister. “With your blessing we will begin our work.”Jezera hesitates only a moment before nodding.(1/3)
The doors are unbarred by a waiting pair of sisters. Fragrant smoke is dispensed with a pair of censors and the door blessed with oil before it is pulled smoothly open. The cool, dry air that emanates from within is strangely sterile, lacking the smell of decay you would have expected.“This way,” Jezera says.Your group descends single file into the tomb. The walls here are coated with melted wax, beads of it pooling at the edge of the stairs allowing only a narrow path to descend. Parchment strips inscribed with holy words and passages from sacred texts are adhered all about, some of them brushing your heads as you pass, giving the illusion of moving through a sacramental jungle.You’ve been in this tomb many times before, you’re not a young man and you’ve made this trip yearly to pay your respects, but it feels different somehow without the fanfare.A pair of sisters in power armor wait at the bottom of the stairs. Their armor is the red of the Order of the Crimson Dagger though they wear black morning robes over it. Each is armed with a fearsome looking bolt rifle. They are knelt and do not look up as you pass.A final door remains which Jezera opens with a key hanging about her neck and admits the group.The catacombs open up from here, starting in a large circular room. Its walls give way to alcoves choked with holy symbols, candles, prayer paper, and medallions. Between them are individual cells, each one a tomb for a fallen Sister. The most recent ones have legible inscriptions bearing names, deeds, and dates. Many of the legible ones bear the name of the world Rindar, focal point of the Blood Coven Wars. Beyond them are even older cells, their names long faded away. Arched doorways lead to other grave sites and chapels branching from this hub.In the center of the room is a massive, decorated sarcophagus. It bears Aquilas, symbolized skulls and daggers, withered flower petals across it, half-melted candles form a ring about it. The saint’s tomb.“You may begin your work,” Jezera says.(2/3)
The tech priests fan out, their servo skulls flitting about and probing the tomb with scanners as their masters plod down separate tunnels searching.Only Aloetta remains, smiling placidly and waiting patiently beside you.Jezera skulks near the sarcophagus and watches the outsiders do their silent work.Deacon Levben seems untroubled and smiles curiously at some decorative work on the walls, pausing to brush a thin layer of dust away.Minutes pass as the work is conducted. You give into your curiosity and turn to Aloetta. “Tell me, Factor-”“Please, address me as Aloetta, Lord Governor.”“Aloetta,” you start again, “what is it you hope to find in these passages?”“I cannot say with certainty,” she says. “Saint Suspiria lived in an interesting time, witnessing both the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy. We know she was a valiant warrior and highly valued soldier of the Imperium in this time. It stands to reason that she may have been interred with equally valuable tools.”A simplistic explanation, but one that would have to do for now. Though Aloetta’s body language is open and inviting you can think of nothing more to say and content yourself with waiting.Hours later, Magos Alum returns, spouting a binaric string at Aloetta.“I am sorry to report,” she says, “that our search has been fruitless.”“A pity,” the deacon says.“We will seal the site then,” Jezera says.Alum speaks quickly and Aloetta interprets. “There is one last place we should like to check.” She looks to you. “The Saint’s sarcophagus has not been opened in recorded history. A likely place for the items we seek.”“Under no condition,” Cannoness Jezera replies, her voice icy. “Saint Suspiria - Emperor rest her soul - is not to be disturbed.”“Wealth, Lord Governor,” Mago Alum says to you, switch to gothic. “If we find an artefact consider the wealth we may possess. Interrogative: What harm can there be in looking?”“Sacrilege,” Jezera says. “The sarcophagus is a holy relic, not a grave to be plundered!”You glance to the Deacon for support. To your surprise he gives a permissive shrug, “The site can always be blessed and reconsecrated. I suspect the Saint would want us to use whatever tools she may be able to provide.”The betrayal that registers on Cannoness Jezara’s face is heartbreaking to you. All the same, she doesn’t dare speak against the Deacon.>Very well, open the sarcophagus>I see no reason to violate the tomb. The search is over.>Write in
>>4297056"The deacon has spoken, His wisdom on such matters outweighing my own, we may pray that it provides a great tool in the fight against the heretic and the heathen. I do ask that you do not disturb the bones of the saint as much as you are able, Magos."Attribute it as much to the deacon as we can for the sisters sake. Maybe give her an apologetic look. We gain very little by making this seem like our first decision. If we are swayed by the most holy man on the planet though, we may claim deniablilty
>>4297056Hold on. Do we know the composition of the sarcophagus? Would it hinder the scams of any auspex, cogitators, or other like sensory equipment?
>>4297104A scan first may be nice, but I assume they would have done that anyway.......But suggesting it first may make us seem even better.
>>4297104Yes, sorry. Meant to say that it is shielded against such things.
>>4297056>Write inAsk the deacon what else we can do to help keep the resting soul of Saint Suspiria peaceful and reconsecrate her after we are done? Perhaps impart some knowledge or tradition from her time and maybe gift her some of her favorite ambrosia if records of what she likes is known? Perhaps have the Magos and his cohort stay and participate in the reconsecration?Ensure the utmost care an caution is used when opening and examining.
>>4297056>Interrogative: What harm can there be in looking?”Should there be something of value in her sarcophagus Magos ALum, would you explain how to us how you would carefully extract them should they be on top of her remains, or inside her? To at the very least put our minds at ease?>“Sacrilege,” Jezera says. “The sarcophagus is a holy relic, not a grave to be plundered!”I apologize cannoness. Please do not see this as simply the defiling of a saint's tomb. If the Deacon word is true then no doubt that were she alive to day, she would want to continue our eternal fight for humanity, but as she lays here resting I think the most she could ask of us is to use what war gear to protect all that she had fought so far for. In on manner or another.I would also hope you do not judge Mago's character so harshly. As we all can be pragmatic at time the prospect of wealth shouldnt be imaged invested in the vain or wasteful. With wealth we can be distributed to the people, or the guardsmen. We all wear different coat but our causes are one in the same.So pretty much>Very well, open the sarcophagusBut we're super polite about it, and we explain to the cannoness that the Deacon's passuveness probably shouldnt be interpreted as uncared, and the Magos not as greed.
>>4297056This too >>4297071Social combat enabled.
>>4297071Supporting thisHis words provide us with the perfect shield
>>4297071This, it's out of our hands. Be sure to clasp in our hands and bow our heads in prayer for repentance during the excavation process.
>Write ins+>Open itWriting
"The deacon has spoken, His wisdom on such matters outweighing my own, we may pray that it provides a great tool in the fight against the heretic and the heathen. I do ask that you do not disturb the bones of the saint as much as you are able, Magos."Alum buzzes at you, “Of course. We shall be delicate.”You turn your attention to Jezera next, “I apologize cannoness. Please do not see this as simply the defiling of a saint's tomb. If the Deacon’s word is true then no doubt that were she alive today, she would want to continue our eternal fight for humanity, but as she lays here resting I think the most she could ask of us is to use what war gear to protect all that she had fought so far for. In one manner or another.”Jezera seems unhappy about it but make no further argument.You clasp your hands and bow your head in prayer as the tech persists use precision tools to slip the lid of the sarcophagus open. A moment later the heavy stone cap is set to the side, laying the Saint’s skeletal remains bare. You can’t help but look. She is still dressed in ancient power armor, a corroded sword clasped to her chest. Jezera quickly bows her head recites a prayer.Alongside the remains of Saint Suspiria is a small tube, a cylindrical container that Alum fishes out carefully. It appears to be a parchment tube.“What is that?” Deacon Levben asks.“Analyzing,” Alum replies, turning the tube over in his hands and passing it to a pair of precision mechadentdrites which careful unscrew the cap and produce a large rolled parchment.“Be careful!” Jezera barks, looking aghast.“Cannoness, I assure you it is mathematically impossible for me to be more precise.” Alum’s testy reply silences the cannoness and he finishes unfurling the document. “It is,” he says, “A map.”(1/2)
And a map it is. It seems to depict planetary clusters and snaking warp pathways that wind between stars. It’s labeled entire in high gothic and bears the seal of the Aquilla.“A warp map?” you ask. “Impossible,” Alum says, “Such a thing would be an exercise in folly. The empyrion cannot be mapped.” Even as he says it, you sense doubt.For all the world it looks like a map of the warp to you. “If it is a map,” you hazard, “Where does it lead?”“The Mausoleum,” Jezera says, breathless. “It must indicate the Mausoleum of the Forgotten.”You’ve never heard of such a place and it shows on your face.“It is said to be a legendary weapons trove, sealed away before the Heresy. Weapons the God-Emperor himself set aside,” Jezera explains. “Saint Suspiria was said to have been involved in their internment.”Magos Alum turns the map over in his grip, studying it from a different angle. “That is quite impossible,” He says, “Interrogative: you believe the Omnissiah would cast away valuable weapons?”Factor Aloetta speaks quickly in binaric and switches to gothic for you, “You must forgive our skepticism, but I feel this legend may have been corrupted by time and - as my Magos says - maps of the warp are impossible to reliably keep. Even if it does indicate such a weapons trove it will have no value to us now.”“A pity to be sure,” the deacon says, holding out a hand. “But it will make a valuable addition to the ecclesiarchal archives in Monticello.”Magos Alum looks at the deacon and then at you, “We were promised access to what was found.”“And so you will be,” the deacon says, “But I believe the deal was for archeotech. Not historical documents.”“This document may bear important information,” Alum replies.“A warp map as you say has no value to you, Magos. My scholars will study it and see if we can divine any value from it for the order here.”You cast a glance at Cannoness Jezera and see only quiet discomfort, an unwillingness to speak out of turn though she’s clearly unhappy with such a holy relic being squabbled over.“We will be content for a copy of the map,” Alum tries, “And you may keep the original.”Deacon Levben shakes his head. “I’m sorry, Magos, until we can ascertain its value I’m afraid I can’t consent to copies being made. If there is significance to this document it will need to be carefully studied.”All eyes and picters are on you. Ultimately you hold dominion over all present as the final arbiter. You’d promised Alum Archeotech, but you’re not sure the supposed map counts. At the same time, you’re reluctant to hand it over to the Deacon if it does lead the way to fantastic treasures. Sealing it back with the saint might be a prudent option, and you could always take it yourself. >The map will be re-interred with the Saint>The map will go with the Magos>The map will go with the Deacon>I will take the map myself
>>4298105Yeah......Sorry about this deacon, but we gave our word here. Ignoring that as a Magos who has seen the script, Alum already has the item perfectly stored in his memory coils. The best deal you can get is to keep the original while Alum gets a copy. Now....the question is how we go about this action while wringing as much good favor from the endevour as we are able.Taking the map now to "Deliberate upon the issue later" may be a good choice.Exact from the Deacon a finely worded and very pointed promise to hand over a copy of the map when the value is ascertained or in a few months, whichever comes first could also work.
>>4298105Make duplicates of the map with cogitators and auspexs, with the flash off, then return it to the saint.
>>4298105Return it to the saint tomb.While making a single copy, that will be studied by a group of ecclesiarch scholars and mechanicus techpriests under the watch of one of our representatives for avoid any petty squabble.A combine effort will bring more fruits, to Texalar and the Imperium.
>>4298150I really don't think putting them together is going to yield fruits, the metal men and the church don't like eachother.
>>4298150+1 tell them to work thogether for the betterment of the Imperium
>>4298150Backing this. The copy will be kept in our care, but will be accessible to both parties.>>4298151True, but it doesn’t matter if deciphering it takes 100 years - it’s been interned here for thousands of years already after all
>>4298457It does matter if they try stealing it/killing eachother/sabotaging eachother or flatly refuse to work together.
>>4298471If they refuse to work together or actively work against each other, then we will submit the map to the Inquisition for further study.Not that we want to, but it should work as an effective threat.
>>4298150>>4298542These, put our foot down and make ourselves seem like the most reasonable man in the situation.
You’re fairly confident that Magos Alum’s insistence on getting the physical copy of the map is purely for show. Surely with all those cogitators in his head he has a good picter to capture this item.All the same- “Magos, Deacon,” you say, “The map will be returned to the tomb and to Cannoness Jezera’s care.”The canoness relaxes fractionally.You gesture to one of your aides, “My office will produce a single, full-spectrum copy to by studied jointly by the Ecclesiarchy and the Mechanicus. A combine effort will bring more fruits, to Texalar and the Imperium.”“Lord Governor,” Deacon Levben says, “I must protest. This document belongs to the church.”“And with the church it will remain,” you say, “This copy is purely for academic purposes. If an agreement can’t be broached I’m afraid I would have to defer this question to the Inquisition.”The word is magic and both the Deacon and the Magos suddenly seem more alright with the situation. You ensure a copy is made and the original re-entombed. Deacon Levben intones a prayer and Jezera lays a bouquet of flowers. The deed is done.(1/2)
You’re happy to return to Monticello and the familiarity of your office, leaving the salty stink of the dead sea behind you. A thick stack of reports awaits your attention. The first is the acknowledgement of the Four Families with your expanded retinue plan. The reports praise your intellect and insight as they promise to build worthy defense forces. It’s blatantly sycophantic but you appreciate it all the same.The second is the confirmation that a sizeable contingent of the war is being diverted to your world. Regiments for Qyquester, Vendee, and Texalar as well as a Mission of Crimson Dagger sisters. It’s a fearsome war party, one that will surely secure order on Texalar, one you hope won’t be missed on the battlefield.The land reclamation project progresses well, the chemical suits you and Pemberton procured are invaluable for cleaning away dangerous fertilizer byproduct and hazardous mold growths on the edge of farmland. When coupled with the “new” rations for workers, laborer morale seems quite high. The Deacon will deliver a sermon soon enough and you look forward to hearing it. For now though you have a banquet to attend. As Lord Governor you are always guest of honor, though you know the sentiment doesn’t always translate well to good behavior by your hosts. Among the most minor tasks is the selection of which of the cities hosts the banquet. Each of the families relishes the chance to flaunt their wealth and power and show they have the favor of the Governor by receiving his blessing in hosting the event.Monticello, being the capital, is a possibility, a fairly neutral ground which will offend all the families (save yours) equally. Bonaparte would show favor to the rankled Beauregard family which has a lot of bad blood with your own. It might be a nice way to show peace between the two groups though the decision might also feel superficial or give the Beauregards an unwarranted sense of power.Nashton would show favor to your Vizier’s family, the Pembertons. A good way to reward his service but also clearly playing favorites.Atlas’s family, the Aluwanis have been remarkably quiet lately. You would consider it good behavior except that their city especially has been plagued with rumors of cult activity and secular rebellion. It’s more likely they want to avoid drawing attention to their problems. Hosting the banquet there might force them to shape up more quickly.>Monticello will host (Von Griff Family)>Bonaparte will host (Beauregard Family)>Nashton will host (Pemberton Family)>Atlas will host (Aluwani Family)
>>4299621>Bonaparte will host (Beauregard Family)Pemberton is awesome. I'm not worried about the Atlas family since we'll put all cult activity to the heel soon enough.
>>4299621>BoneaparteWe lose nothing by stepping into their domain. But I don't want this to be a red wedding situation, I don't think it will be but all the same have the staff vetted and triple vetted
>>4299621>Nashton will host (Pemberton Family)Good service leads to good rewards
>>4299643what's a red wedding situation?
>>4299621>>Atlas will host (Aluwani Family)
>>4299621I fucked up. I wanted to vote for this>Nashton will host (Pemberton Family)
>>4299661Massacre of guests at a wedding or event, like in one of the most famous parts of aSoIaF/GoT
>>4299661Game of thrones spoilers if you haven't seen them, even after all these yearsBasically one of the protagonists of the seiries, a king of the north, scorns a fellow noble house by getting married to a commoner instead of the arranged marriage, which he passes off to an uncle. This pisses them off but they put on a nice face and wait their time, then they get the king in the north and most of his family/commanders in the dining room and then pumps them full of crossbow bolts and steel.The price of trusting the wrong people
>>4299621>Atlas will host (Aluwani Family)
>>4299643fuck it change this to Nashton. Good work will be rewarded.>>4299621
>>4299621>>Nashton will host (Pemberton Family)Pemberton has served admirably in the short time he has been with us. Time to show some favour to a treasured and valuable servant.
>>4299945Best bro Pemberton
>>4299621Of course there is a Slanneshi cult among the nobles. Aluwanis. We are gonna need to dispatch troops there before the entire hive falls to chaos.>Nashton will host (Pemberton Family)
>Nashton will host (Pemberton Family)Writing.Give me some time.
The tallest hab in Nashton’s central spire was purely reserved for the wealthy and powerful Pemberton family. The Pembertons, like each of the four families, were the latest descendants of the men and women who oversaw the colonization of this world in the name of the Imperium. Often they referred to themselves as ‘Most Favored of the God-Emperor’. Despite that you’d often found them to be more often irritating than not.All the same, there are some exceptions. Alexander Pemberton has grown on you from a purely functional counterpart to something like a friend.He’s here at this party of course and you spent a moment complimenting him on the fineness of his family estate. That much was true. This entire deck of the spire was taken up with entertaining facilities for the Pembertons. Indoor pools flashed a crystal blue, trophy rooms were heaped high with golden trinkets from across the Imperium. The center point of one is the ancient helmet of an Astartes, any paint and insignia long-since faded away. The Pembertons aren’t the most flashy of the families but with the aristocracy of Texalar here in their midst they have pulled all stops.You sip a flute of champagne, freshly delivered from Terra at no small expense. Before you is a broad oil painting depicting the Pemberton family matriarch laying out her plans for the city that would become Nashton. Texalar is depicted as an expansive ocean of golden wheat while the sweating, dark hive is still just a massive foundation being laid, swarmed by faceless workers and servitors.(1/2)
Stepping away from the painting you move into an observation room, sharing nods with passing aristocrats. Through the armorglass windows you gaze over the bloated bulk of Nashton, across the hazy, sickly-green cropfields and toward the glittering ocean. From this distance it is just a silver-blue ribbon on the horizon, too far away to make out the expansive algae blooms the coat its surface in greasy blankets of life.“Quite a view, don’t you think?”You glance over to Duchess Christianna Pemberton who appeared beside you. You almost can’t tell she’s had extensive rejuvenation treatments to retain that youthful beauty. The scars of surgery are on;y faintly visible around her hairline.“Certainly,” you say, “Remarkable the progress we’ve made. I was just admiring the painting of your founders. The word was so pristine back then.”Christianna chuckles and sips her own drink, “A bit of artistic license I think. This world has always been ripe with blessings. I hear from Cousin Alexander that you have plans to diversify our crop offerings.”“Plans currently underway,” you correct. “That’s right. We are decontaminating the soil to grow less hearty plants than broadleaf or creepvine. If all goes well it should pay dividends for the families.”“You’ll find no complaints from me,” she says.>I’m looking for investors in further land decontamination. Would you like to get involved?>How has your family’s bodyguard expansion program gone?>Are you close with Alexander?>Write in
>>4300587>The word was so pristine back then.*world?>You also meet briefly with your minister of security who acts as a liaison for planetary defense force as well as the four hive city’s aribites. The picture he paints is . . . not as grim as you feared. There is rumbling of cult activity in both Atlas and Nashton, but nothing entirely cataclysmic. The heretics don’t dare practice openly at any rate. Still, you already have the troops en route so you commit to a firm policy of eradication. Strike teams will root out and purge any hint of chaos taint they find with an eye for arms and food stores that they may be using to feed and equip clandestine armies.We've lost some good men and women over the years to hivers, gang scum and the thriced damned you know who's. I hope after all our plans have been enacted, the noble households of Texalar can maintenance their populous so we don't have to worry about this again. >I’m looking for investors in further land decontamination. Would you like to get involved?Not that we'll tell anyone of how we saved our budget with the mechanicus deal and might reap a greater reward on the chance the imperial cult and tech boys find the tech treasure, but more money will go a long ways towards improving life for out planet. Maybe not just land, but cleaning the oceans too. Improving water recycling centers so fertilize contaminated waters doesn't filter back to recently cleaned bodies of water would be nice.
>>4300587>>How has your family’s bodyguard expansion program gone?
>>4300587waitafuckingsecond->The center point of one is the ancient helmet of an Astartes, any paint and insignia long-since faded away.HASTHATBEENSTUDIEDANDRESEARCHED!?!?! We could get so much clout with a space marine chapter if there's something relatively important on that, or if that was from a high ranking member of their chapter. It might be just from a fresh scout to tactical marine, but you can never be too sure.
>>4300601Yeah that's world. my b
>>4300587>How has your family’s bodyguard expansion program gone?On a completely different note, we should probably have a discrete bodyguard always with us.Also QM, are we married? Gotta have kids to continue the family line after all...
>>4300601How old is the pro-tag?>>4300692We might already have one, but it would be good to know if we do or don't. Maybe a pair of body guards? One that's trained to blend in with groups of people, and another that's the big obvious cybered up guard in Carapace Armor?
>>4300587Woops. I meant to ask you this.>How old is the pro-tag?
>>4300716You're mid to late 50s but with rejuvenation treatments you look younger, probably have another hundred or so years left in you.
>>4300861another hundred or so years left in you before or after rejuvenation treatments?
>>4300587>>How has your family’s bodyguard expansion program gone?>>4300866probably, considering that several hundred years old isnt a rare thing for upper crust imperial nobles.
>>4300587>I intend to leave this world in a better, more profitable state than I found it in. If the families wish to contribute to this legacy out of the duty in their hearts then I would not be opposed to them. The gift of spices to the workers for example, an utterly inspired act of generosity of the families. One I am sure they will follow with other small mundane means of ensuring we have a happy and competent workforce without spoiling them.Slightly snarky, without being able to be called out as anything other than completely genuine.
>>4300861Anything about our bodyguards / wife(s)?
>>4300940No wife, the rigors of your position have never allowed for that.You travel with basic guards, nothing fancy.>>4300866>>4300875You will live to be well over 100 if you maintain your treatments and lifesaving medical work.
>How has your family’s bodyguard expansion program gone?+>Write insWriting
“We've lost some good men and women over the years to hivers, gang scum and the thrice damned you know who's. I hope after all our plans have been enacted, the noble households of Texalar can maintain their population so we don't have to worry about this again.”“Threefold oblivion awaits us all if we don’t work as one,” she says with a smile. “You have nothing to worry about. We Pembertons have taken well to the edict to expand our retinues. I’ve personally recruited over 500 men to my banner. All in the name of the Imperium of course,” she assures you.”“Five hundred? That’s not insignificant.”“We’re a proud lot, Lord Governor, but don’t underestimate the Four Families.”“That reminds me, the Astartes helmet in the trophy room-”“A gift,” she explains, “From the crusade for services rendered. It’s quite old. The pembertons as you know were instrumental in taming this world. I’m afraid I don’t know much more of the details. It came from one of the legions as thanks. That’s all I can say.”You nod and sip champagne, watching a heavy cargo lifter flit from the edge of the hive out toward a distance cluster of warehouses. “It’s important that our projects go well. I intend to leave this world in a better, more profitable state than I found it in. If the families wish to contribute to this legacy out of the duty in their hearts then I would not be opposed to them. The gift of spices to the workers for example, an utterly inspired act of generosity of the families. One I am sure they will follow with other small mundane means of ensuring we have a happy and competent workforce without spoiling them.”Christianna laughs softly and looks at you. “Don’t begrudge us for seeing opportunity. Your are not the only one at war with the masses. I admit, it was underhanded of us but if the Four Families fall to obsolescence who will aid you in the task of ruling this world? If cooperation is what you want I can assure you the Pemberton family knows the price of failure all too well. Let me smooth things over with you. A donation to your land reclamation perhaps? Funds to begin another such project here?”You give a half smile back, “I can’t argue with that.”She produces a dataslate from a concealed pocket on her dress and scribbles away. “I am signing over a small amount to get started. I pray this keeps things peaceable between our interests.”You catch a glimpse of the value, what she considers ‘small’. It will more than pay for a minor decontamination effort.“Thank you, Duchess.”“Of course.”The sounds of intense conversation reach you from a nearby dining area. The unmistakable commotion of a growing argument between blue bloods.“If you’ll excuse me.” You part from Christianna and drop your empty flute on a tray carried by a passing servitor before entering a dining hall crowded with aristocrats. A knot of them are forming around the commotion.
“Weather patterns don’t account for a 20% increase in yields,” one says, “You forget Lord Aluwani that my scribes have access to the same meteorological data as yours. Don’t presume to trick me with numbers.”Lord Aluwani rolls his eyes, “Don’t blame me that the Beauregards are collectively incapable of understanding a simple data chart.”The man Aluwani is arguing with who you now recognize as the Beauregard patriarch flushes red with anger, hand clutching at a ceremonial saber on his hip as if he means to use it. “You dirty coward!” he spits, “Admit the truth you swine!”“Gentlemen,” you say, forcing a smile to your face. “Are we enjoying the party?”“Aluwani has lied to you,” Beauregard blurts, causing Lord Aluwani’s face to fall to shock. “Twenty percent yield increase this harvest. Twenty percent! He’s fabricated his numbers for men sent to the PDF. He’s using the excess as laborers.”“I resent these baseless accusations!” Aluwani retorts. “You challenge the honor of House Aluwani!”“Gentlemen, please, this isn’t-”They are both shouting again, poking one another in the chest and threatening either personal harm or war.>We will investigate these claims against Aluwani>Lord Beauregard, House Aluwani wouldn’t dare lie on such reports>Both of you are acting like children. Handle this like adults>Write in
>>4301391>>Write inMy good sir, Beauregard. Here, have some amasec. Don't let a quarrel like this darken this day of festivities. Any such increase in productivity is a great stride forward for Texaslar and the Imperium at large with more to feed her ever growing throngs of faithful.Still though, Lord Aluwani, a 20% year on year increase in yield? My, that IS an outstanding achievement. Might I trouble you for how you managed to increase your productivity such? If the techniques you employed are applicable to the rest of the fields with the same measure of success... Why, I daresay the Administratum might find cause to increase our tithe and still leave us extremely wealthy."Make mental note to assign a covert investigator to see if Lord Beauregard's concerns are of any merit. Just because he is bound to deny such accusations doesnt mean we shouldn't make sure.
>>4301394Smooth.They may not want to spill "trade secrets" but they have already gone on about weather patterns. maybe an addition of. >Lord Beauregard has quite the grounds to be sceptical, after all a fair wind upon Texaslar is as likely to scour the skin as liven up the greenary. [Noble laughing noises]. So do tell, what was so special about these weather patterns or any further innovations from the noble house of Aluwani.Lets not forget that this is the city with chaos cults in it.....
>>4301394>>4301406Yeah cool enoughs. Supportos.
>>4301406As an addendum, maybe we should make an offhand comment about the "agricultural genius to rival Alexander Pemberton" see if the nobles pick up the message that we highly value COMPETENT problem solvers.
>>4301458Bit too much on the nose. That we're holding this event here in his homeground should be a clear sign of his favour and standing already. Key to be subtle.
>>4301470Fair enough, disregard my post.
“My good sir, Beauregard. Here, have some amasec.” You snatch a glass off a passing tray and hand it to the fuming noble who only stares back at you. “Don't let a quarrel like this darken this day of festivities. Any such increase in productivity is a great stride forward for Texalar and the Imperium at large with more to feed her ever growing throngs of faithful.”Beauregard mutters something and drinks heavily from the glass.“Still though, Lord Aluwani,” you continue, “a twenty percent year on year increase in yield? My, that is an outstanding achievement. Might I trouble you for how you managed to increase your productivity such? If the techniques you employed are applicable to the rest of the fields with the same measure of success . . . Why, I daresay the Administratum might find cause to increase our tithe and still leave us extremely wealthy."It only takes a second of hesitation on Aluwani’s part for you to note that he’s been lying.“Careful management is all,” he responds, “It’s not really so dramatic as all that.”“Don’t be modest,” you return. “What was it you said? Weather patterns? Lord Beauregard has quite the grounds to be skeptical, after all a fair wind upon Texalar is as likely to scour the skin as liven up the greenery.” As expected, nearby nobles chuckle and Beauregard grins ferociously. Aluwani can only manage a faint smile.“So do tell,” You press. “What was so special about these weather patterns or any further innovations from the noble house of Aluwani. Some new fertilizer concoction? New harvesting techniques?”“I . . . will check our records,” Aluwani says, “to see that we can answer this appropriately.”“Please do,” you return, “And maybe, if these numbers are correct it will free up yet more men for PDF service.”“Ah. Yes, I think it might,” Aluwani says.Beauregard gloats silently beside you.“Either way, a splendid day for the Imperium. Carry on my lords.” You make your leave and let Aluwani and Beauregard cool down. You sense you handled that well, not only securing Beauregard’s support but keep Aluwani from resenting you for openly investigating him.
After the party you return to Monticello and your office some days later and review the things you’d missed in your absence. Worker deaths are down over 30% after your implementation of hazard gear and shift work, something that has many bureaucrats concerned about a population explosion that may exceed food stockpiles. All the same, that’s a problem for the near future, not for now.You note that the Mechanicum has wasted no time in sending representatives to study the warp chart you retrieved from the tomb. So far they seem nothing but puzzled with it. The Ecclesiarchy has sent no one to study it.You review a transcript of the Deacon’s sermon which highlights the relevant points.“Men and ladies of Texalar, it is together we face the new dawn! The birth of a promise of a new tomorrow! Texalar’s blessings are many, and soon to be many more. Will we face this new start with fear in our hearts? Or go forward as one together in the promise of life everlasting? An ancient Terran prophet once said ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ By this I expect us to be the strongest we can be.”In the following days the noble houses report that each of them have mobilized the equivalent of a regiment to defend their respective cities. Cult attacks are down across the board. The word from the Blood Coven Wars is less positive. A major assault has stalled out with heavy losses in the rad marshes on the northern continent. You’ve managed to stave off urgent calls for reinforcement for now, until you can get your requisitioned troops settled in to secure order.Additionally, Duchess Christianna and a number of other high ranking nobles have donated large sums of money with the intent of expanding the land reclamation project. How you ultimately use these funds is of course up to you.>Continue decontamination efforts>Begin the hab modernization project>Donate it to the Wars>Write in
>>4301717The wars are a holy duty, but ultimately not our concern for the moment. Now then we were handed these funds with the expectation of carrying out the decontamination efforts. Expanding them further would be the wisest course of action, the reason we are even doing them first is so that the new lands can pay dividends and later finance more projects. More land, more money, even more returns.>Continue/expand decontamination efforts.
>>4301728Additionally, with cult attacks down, press the advantage. Find them and tear them out, root and stem.
I'm gonna be honest with you guys. We are doing better than I thought we would, or maybe I'm just an idiot in term of social focused games.>>4301717>An ancient Terran prophet once said ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ By this I expect us to be the strongest we can be.My nigga. I like him already. >something that has many bureaucrats concerned about a population explosion that may exceed food stockpiles.It's something we can instruct a few Adepts to take notice of. If they notice the population output exceeds our civilian food output then we can mandate a limit to the number of people birthed per family. For a short time. People die a lot so we shouldn't hold it for too long.Is the Blood Coven Wars happening on Texalar?Send a message to the Adeptus Ministorum presence on Texalar asking if they will send a representative to help study the chart? Any insight would be most welcoming.How long until our requisition for troops is squared away? With Cult activity brutally curbed would it be out of the question to ask each of the households to send a fraction of their newly hired regiments to the Blood Coven Wars?>Continue decontamination efforts
>>4301738If we have surplus labour, then that isn't anything to worry about.it just means more men for the levy...Heh....Heh.
>>4301743Hey you're right. A Population boom will never be an issue. A larger population means more people we can have trained to send to the Blood Coven Wars or at the Imperial Tithes.
>>4301743>>4301749Exactly - more spare men just equals more bodies for the Guard to throw into the grinder of war.>>4301717>Continue decontamination efforts>Send a message to the Adeptus Ministorum presence on Texalar asking if they will send a representative to help study the chart?@QM, what is the situation with our orbital assets? Do we have any in-system spaceships or space stations?
>>4301786>Do we have any orbital defense space stations?No>Have we any ships?Nothing significant. Texalar has historically been secure for outside threat.he answered that a while ago
>>4301717>Continue decontamination efforts
>>4301786If things get desperate, cull the under populations and surplus workers. Corpse starch for days in the new "shit" flavour.
>>4301717Do we have an R&D department regarding crop development and genetic splicing to create crops that can mature faster, require less resources, and be more nutritious?>>4301800>cull>not throwing them to the meat grinder
>>4301804If things get Desperate.
>>4301842When would there be a scenario (sans chaos cultists) where culling the population is a better alternative compared to pressing them into force unpayed labor or into the imperial guard?
>>4301899When we have a starving overpopulation problem and the guard can't or won't pick up recruits until next year. Kill the unproductive or unprospective to feed the rest, Because every person we kill is one less mouth to feed, as well as feeding another number of mouths.
>>4301907That's only a problem if we don't upgrade PDF facilities to train more men at a time and adjust our tithes to give more manpower. Not to mention rogue traders, the Navy, and the like who all buy up massive amounts of manpower at a time. The navy alone burns through manpower like crazy given all the work and warp related deaths without even getting into the actual fighting. If we expand the PDF facilities we can train up more men to pay for the Tithe. If we have more manpower we can sell them to the rogue traders, navy, and even Mechanicus. Manpower is the best currency in the Imperium only behind Thrones and technology.
>>4301929You do bring up a fair point.>>4301717How developed are our PDF/Guardsmen/Wall of Guns training facilities? Are we working with the standard training programs + equipment, discount african warlord tier equipment consisting or rocks + rebar, or advanced training regiments?If this idea hasn't been already implemented to the training process of the PDF in Texalar, would it help to invest in full body protective carapace/flak grade armor with build in cogitators withing the training equipment (armor, weapons, grenades) to determine who "died" in mock combat, who shot at who to determine kills or friendly fire, and play back of combat vids from built in cameras within helmets or over the battle grounds?tl;dr improve PDF training, reduce munition practice costs, reduce PDF training fatalities by implemented AR/VR games using 20th century tier auto guns and lasguns at their lowest setting. I got this idea from another wh40k thread.
>>4301717>>Continue decontamination effortsIf we can divy up the efforts, some areas near the respective nobles who donated should be prioritised for the decontamination work.
>>4301929>rogue tradersWould love one to visit...On a seperate note, do all Imperial worlds of at least a civilised level have a Schola Progenium? Does ours?
>>4301939In terms of training our best bet is producing urban warfare and toxic hazard troopers due to the awful environment which is perfect for training. While they won't be on the level of death world soldiers at least they will have some extra value. If we could convince the Mechanicus to give some augmentations for a better fit that would be even better. Make our PDF more useful and are tithes more valuable.
>>4301954Schola Progenium? Isn't that the church branch that raises orphans into Commisars and Shock Troopers?>>4301965Better equipment for mock combat in addition to troops versed in urban warfare and toxic hazard would make them ideal and sought after, at least second to those very note worthy imperial guard regiments. I can get behind that. We already have a toxic environment everywhere, and building a training urban area wouldnt be hard.
>>4301939Love the idea, but it sounds more expensive the larger the games and pdf size.We'd probably have to do it at least once per new recruit, ideally more than once to keep them in top skill and shape.I'd rather we focus more on some planetary defenses like defense batteries and flak cannons for overall coverage build around or in the cities.
>>4302014Defense installations don't help us pay the tithe. Its best done after we train better/more troops. Otherwise, we wouldn't even be able to utilize them properly.>>4301992Urban training facilities would be easy. The toxic hazard training would be trickier given both their location and the need to resist the environment. They would be valuable though. Especially the toxic hazard trained forces. The vast majority of guard forces have pitiful training against hazardous environments. Even if they have the equipment for it its often minimal.
>>4302014It's something we can consider and run the numbers by to see how expensive it'll be for the initial set up to the yearly costs. So you are definitely right about the idea being too expensive. Carapace Armor is the heavy duty stuff so perhaps slightly thicker or tougher flak armor that covers the whole body might be enough. If it's just full body flak armor with undersuits made of woven threats of armplas or plasteel then maybe it would be safe enough? Plus with face visors made of armorglas? Beyond the downgrade to full Flak armor suits that should definitely be cheap enough. Auto guns are already cheap enough to manufacture. 2020 tier autotune should be even cheaper, and setting lasguns to their lowest settings should increase the longevity of ther refractor Crystal's and power packs.Cogitators are kind of a catch all terminology for computers in the Imperium. It shouldn't be too much of a hassle to get some built into a full suit of flak armor with heat and impact sensors all over the body. Cameras are also pretty cheap by themselves. If the size cost mostly come for the growing size of our PDF forces we could just maximize mock battles so they're used almost 24/7. The equipment would need to be repaired or replaced entirely more frequently but that's a cost comparison between "how often should I make them use these if they get worn out so much" and "should I just buy more of them?">We'd probably have to do it at least once per new recruit, ideally more than once to keep them in top skill and shape.The idea is to buy spend some thrones to outfit around a thousand or more troops that will do mock battles at a time. Then once they're done they'll rotate out of the mock battle training equipment and hand it over to the next scheduled group of troopers. Pretty similar to what we're already doing with the chem protection suits.>>4302022Definitely. We could find some abandoned town to use as a playground, or some underground farms not in use for narrow corridor action.Considering where they all live, the troops might have a keener interest than most on the subject of learning more about chemical warfare, just for the sake so they're hurt less by it or know how to treat it.
>>4301965>>4302022Texalar Chem Guard sound baller. These guys would be as at home in the wastelands of a hive planet as in the depths of a alien swamp.Once the PPE gets more widespread, we can probably push this as our workers get more used to wearing and moving about in them.
>>4302053>Texalar kid > basic bitch education + chemical related education > field worker > Texalar Chem Guard
>>4301717split the money between:>Continue decontamination effortsand>>4301929>upgrade PDF facilities
>>4302022Why would we be sending our better trained and equipped troops for the tithe when healthy individuals would do just fine? I thought you intended to improve our PDF for defense.>>4302038Carapace Armor and VR cogitators is what I think would make it prohibitively expensive, as I assume what or average guy has is flak armor and lasrifle at best, and maybe various forms of stub rifles and basic metal plates or inserts like ww1&2 type of armored soldiers.
>>4301717>Continue decontamination effortsLets not miss-allocate what the funds were intended for, and spreading out the spending makes both actions more expensive and less effective.
>>4302263Extra PDF forces will be offered up for Tithe anon. Unless you WANT to further weaken our pathetic PDF numbers as is. They'll be kept plenty busy raiding the underhives for cultists anyway. You never run out of those fuckers. Not to mention properly trained men are more valuable tithes then untrained randoms. If we offer up properly trained guardsmen made up of excess manpower that we acquired and need dealt with. We can seriously cut back on our other forms of tithe which means much more wealth and savings for us.
>>4302263Better training facilities, exercise regiments, and equipment could help with the tithes and improve our PDA. The troops sent to be imperial guardsmen that are lucky enough to be too old to be fit for duty can return to train new recruits, in addition to most other veterans. If Tithes are every ten years we can try to strike a combat effectivness balance between the guards we keep and the ones we send. Besides, if people hear that our soldiers are any good we might be able to contract them off to other worlds, which would earn us additional revenue towards other investments. Praise be the Emperor of Mankind and the Machine God.IF the inbuilt helmet VR idea is still too costly, it can be downgraded to a wrist/forearm mounted armorglas screen to display what you would typically find in a hud I guess. A small gree silhouette of the guardsman with different sections of the body. If you get shot in the foot, then some small protective lights in your foot will flash red along with the one on the screen. If you get shot in the head then you're considered "dead" and have to wait until you're "redeployed/revived" again. If both legs are shot then you can only crawl. To remove the "injured" status you need a designated "medica" to stand near you for 30-60 seconds before you can limb, not run. These are just some ideas. I dont know actually effective it might be for the imperial guards.What I do know is that we can get some criminals, hurt them in various ways, and tell medic trainees to patch them up. Or work at a hospital. Theres plenty of maimed and chemical burn victims there. God Emperor bless Texalar and all its hazards.>>4302283YEAH! Once we reap the revenue from this up coming fiscal crop harvest, we can move on to decontaminating and refurbishing the hab blocks. By then we'll be able to divert let's say half the hired mercenaries that the four ruling families managed to scrounge up to the Coven wars, and we can do likewise with the one we managed to gather.We don't really need the ones we (Goetus) pulled strings for because he'll be in one of the four family hives with the forces that werent sent to the Coven War.Then. Only after all that can we safely invest in better Guardmen training facilities. Who knows. Maybe if the Mechanicus and our few people working with them can figure out the route of the warp map and it does actually lead to a cache of tech, we'll have plenty more to work with, but I expect there will be a wrench thrown in somewhere along the line.
>>4301992>Isn't that the church branch that raises orphans into Commisars and Shock Troopers?Not sure who it is administered by, but essentiallyCommissars, storm troopers, Arbites, Sisters and naval officersAll the odd but elite Imperial organisations
>>4302283>Extra PDF forces will be offered up for TitheMaybe I'm missing something but WHY?We should keep the extra PDF to build up our already stretched thin and overburdened security forces.>Unless you WANT to further weaken our pathetic PDF numbers as is.I don't see how keeping the extra PDF forces would do that, rather I can see it doing the opposite.If your claim is we would trade quality of men sent so we would have to send less men in quantity, then I can understand that argument, but I don't see how we can be certain it will or can happen. I've never heard of tithes being reduced for sending better quality stuff for the tithes, or it would not be sufficient enough to really be worth it because if it was, then I'd think a lot more Governors would do so.>>4302289>Better PDF>Returning Vets>Rep for contractsOkay I understand these points and get behind them for the most part.>If Tithes are every ten years we can try to strike a combat effectivness balance between the guards we keep and the ones we sendHow would that work? Why not keep most of the best ones, send off the unruly with the rabble, and be done with it?Back here >>4289516 gangers, emaciated underhivers, lifelong labors, were considered "A fine force". Why should we lose the good stock of men by sending em off to die?What about "computer military game sims" and modern paintball with reactive vests that if struck makes it a mock injury or kill by stunning or shocking the person and they have to play dead?The only other thing I can think of is "augmented reality" which should be somewhat pricey to set up but cheaper in the long run.
>>4302305>Maybe I'm missing something but WHY?Extra or better PDF troops will make the Adminastratum happy and less liable to quite literally fire us for terrible troops.>How would that work? Why not keep most of the best ones, send off the unruly with the rabble, and be done with it?Because we're an art-world deep in Imperium territory, so we're not to expect a Black Crusade in our general direction until a good few millennia or centuries from now. Not actually, but we're not to expect and chaos or xenos forces, which means any elite PDF troops we have would be better put to use in the imperial guard, instead of staying at home and looking pretty.>gangers, emaciated underhivers, lifelong labors, were considered "A fine force".Fine in the grim dark Warhammer 40k standards, which means if they know how to point and shoot a gun they'll either die or live long enough to become a vet.Think of the PDF portion of the tithe as a resume or contact card for the Imperium. If they like the results, we'll gain the benefit of being the few prestigious planets that are super useful, which means if shit has truly hit the fan, the Segmentum Administrator of Govenor will prioritize our world as one in need of back up ASAP. Also other benefits. Like looking super fucking loyal and less likely to get poked at by an Inquisitor.>What about "computer military game sims" and modern paintball with reactive vests that if struck makes it a mock injury or kill by stunning or shocking the person and they have to play dead?Oh fuck my sides. You reminded me of this one green. Anonguards won a war against orks with paintball guns. Pink orks cant do nothing.Regarding actual training equipment, the closer we can make it to actual combat with the least amount of lethality, in addition to equipment life expectancy, the better. Some combination of the three would be best. Cost is a minor factor.
In addition to the potential training stuff, would it be such a terrible idea to teach our guards how to make Savlar "pattern" Lasguns? It's important to teach a guardmens to make do with what they have when they're too far from any resupply check point. The part where Savlar Lasgun tend to explode could be utilized to teach guardmen how to properly make improved explosives.
>>4302315We are doing a better job than the average PG so I highly doubt we will be fired. Most PG's probably only get fired if they survive a total uprising and the inquisition had to be involved.Not sure what you mean in the first sentence, but we can make our neck of the woods safer by patrolling and securing space lanes, sending assistance to neighboring Imperial worlds, and making defense pacts or defense deals.Fairly certain that would take centuries to build up the reputation, we may only be know locally and we can do that anyways by sending our PDF out into nearby space to provide security and assist our neighbors.Interesting, maybe if we can convince the orks that paintball guns can turn them sterile, we will not have to worry about orks spawning ever again..... Anyways, We'd get around to the equipment part for our pdf eventually. We just need to get our house in order and the funds for ready for it all.On that last note, I wonder what our capacity for taking debt is, and how we may be able to pay it off, or who we can borrow from.
>>4302349Its generally polite to send off at least some of your best troops off to war for the inperium. If they succeed in aiding so and so, and prove to be pivotal in the success of the defense of _______ or siege of ______ then word will circulate about them sooner than later.Regarding debts, we probably dont want to take on too much we can handle. For the Dutches we'll probably pay her back with a little interest, and maybe the same to the people we pulled strings with in the form of troops or thrones. With our improved servitor fleet, soon to be veteran farmers, and efforts to make the civilian population more bearable, we be able to do more... well anything.
>>4302420We are not paying them back for shit, that was a "donation" in return for taking credit for fixing things up around here
>>4302423Oh okay then. A "donation".
>>4301717I just finished reading the thread about the Blood Coven War. Dicks out to Witnerborune, the fucking mad man.
>>4301738>How long until our requisition for troops is squared away?They should arrive in a matter of days.>With Cult activity brutally curbed would it be out of the question to ask each of the households to send a fraction of their newly hired regiments to the Blood Coven Wars?The Families would fight this tooth and nail.>>4301786>what is the situation with our orbital assets? Do we have any in-system spaceships or space stations?As was mentioned, Texalar has no orbital assets. The ships in system are basically minor patrol craft and transports. When the army arrives they will probably bring with them some warships.>Do we have an R&D department regarding crop development and genetic splicing to create crops that can mature faster, require less resources, and be more nutritious?Development? Research? But why, anon? Aren't things already perfect as they are?In seriousness there is SOME development but the Imperium of Man is not one to invest into NEW things very often.>>4301899>CullingIF you have more unproductive inhabitants than you can possibly feed then culling some off in the short term can stave off famine and riots. The real bottle neck is equipment, weapons and transport capacity.>>4301939>How developed are our PDF/Guardsmen/Wall of Guns training facilities?Mediocre. You have obstacle courses, drilling areas, target shooting etc. It's the basics any guardsman needs. Texalar takes its soldiering seriously but the lessons are mostly obedience to orders and primers on how to maneuver and fight. Your officers study war intensely and the soldiers train to follow their orders. You aren't elite troops by any means, but they aren't incompetent either. See the Blood Coven Wars quest for an idea of this.>Advanced TrainingAll of that sounds fantastically expensive. Securing funds for full scale VR/live fighting training won't be easy. >>4301954>Schola ProgeniumTexalar has a small one.>>4302038>techJust a reminder that Texalar has virtually no manufacturing capacity so ALL of that stuff will have to be purchased/imported which won't be easy. Right now you get a set amount of standard pattern gear delivered to arm PDF and Guard units.>>4302263>I assume what or average guy has is flak armor and lasrifle at best, and maybe various forms of stub rifles and basic metal plates or inserts like ww1&2 type of armored soldiers.That is correct.>>4302349>debtYour only collateral is basically food and men. So your ability to take debt is limited. Especially when your food production levels are fairly static and unlikely to increase dramatically. Debt could be a slippery slope.I will be closing the vote in a few hours. Let me know if I missed a question. I also plan on having a detail choice about military units and an open 'brain storming' vote in the future.
>>4302602>The Families would fight this tooth and nail.Any feasible way to convince them that the sooner the war is over, the better for everyone involved in the long term?>In seriousness there is SOME development but the Imperium of Man is not one to invest into NEW things very often.That's usually put in place for tech and machines, not so much organic matter? Perhaps we can contact the Texalar magos and see if we can get permission from him, or the Grace's of a bio magos?>You have obstacle courses, drilling areas, target shooting etc. We'll need to throw money at this sooner than later.>Advanced TrainingAre there ways to make it viable? Full body flak, laser tag like rig, sensor and cogitators built in, weak las guns?I thought lasguns and flak armor were relatively cheap? Well if anything it's a goal to work towards.
>>4302614The families are paying the mercs. The army isn't going to pay for the mercs. The families don't want a resource sink which they KNOW isn't ending any time soon and isn't actually protecting them
>>4302423Agreed.>>4302420I still think we should keep the cream while we send off the rest of the fatty milk at best.>>4302602The Families would fight this tooth and nail.Make some clear rules about this mail being a privilege in return from expected law and order, and other issues, including aiding other hives or other areas that need or lack security and any problems would be met with decimating their forces back to previous levels.But only at most the maximum amount we can directly force them into sending locally is the amount of men newly hired or something.>>4302614>Any feasible way to convince themreducing their tithes for a year or two perhaps?
>>4302642When this chaos problem is done, we are going to curb the FUCK out of this standing army. Problem gone, send all your people home.
>>4302646>When this chaos problem is donePic related>>4302614>Any feasible way to convince them that the sooner the war is over, the better for everyone involved in the long term?Probably not.>Organic matterMostly the same thing. You have something that works, it's not a top priority to improve it much more than that.>I thought lasguns and flak armor were relatively cheapThey are, this is what your army is equipped with. The cogitators and sensors and all that makes it vastly more expensive.>>4302599He has a lovely shrine in Glory Falls on Rindar. His family are low-key celebrities here on Texalar. >Continue decontamination effortsWriting
>>4302677>The cogitators and sensors and all that makes it vastly more expensive.>more imperium Tech autism.This makes me genuinely angry. Fucking MechaniCUM toaster fuckers.https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/CogitatorIs there a way to talk shop with ALum, another techpriest, or their Factor, Ms. Aloetta? To have a relatively small 21st century sized cogitator that can understand extreme kinetic pressure & thermal energy, and like something else? I swear.
>>4302684>CogitatorsForget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war.
>>4302698This is why people turned to Chaos. Shitty 400x400 resolution screens and computers with cogitators only strong enough to house 1mb worth of data.
There was no sense juggling the money. You would treat the families of Texalar in good faith. You instead start a number of land clearing projects around the hives that contributed. The population growth is another concern. You bring it up with your aides and sub viziers. The interim solution is simply to reduce the number of imported labor, convicts and other undesirables, solving a number of problems in one go.“See to it,” you tell Alexander Pemberton.“You save all the fun jobs for me,” he replies wryly.“I have a meeting with a navigator,” you reply.“A navigat- oh. The map?”“The same,” you say. “If the mechanicus is confounded it doesn’t bode well but perhaps the Navis Nobilite can shed light on it.”Pemberton shivers at the thought of the mutants, “I’ll keep my task.”You smile wryly and make for your office.++++++“Insteus Cassini,” the navigator says by introduction. His skin seems somehow loose, like it was made to fit a different body. It doesn’t hang on his frame quite right leading his eyes to seem offset. His human eyes. His warp eye is perfectly centered on his forehead, mercifully covered with a black band. “You have need of me Lord Governor?”He has the stink of the warp about him. It seems to permeate his robes and carry on his breath. You can’t describe it in words but you can sense it. There are many who feel humanity would be better off if none needed the strange abilities of the navigators, but as it stands they are the only ones capable of anything like navigation in the depths of the warp. AS it stands now, their insular bloodline is the only one capable of producing the necessary genetic traits to see the light of the Astronomican. You’d heard rumor that some houses had bred themselves into oblivion. Too many incestual unions producing unholy abominations, twisted offspring that could no longer remotely pass for human. You wonder how far separated Cassini is from that ilk.“I do,” you say, leading him to a nearby cogitator where you call up the image of the map with a few keystrokes. “I am told you have a talent for navigation.”“I have made the route to Holy Terra and back, Lord,” he says. “Twice. Yes. I have some skill.” He steps closer to the readout plate, close enough to you that you take a half step away. He grins with strangely long teeth. “Yes. A map of the warp indeed. A futile endeavor. Mapping the warp is like plotting the molecules in a river.”“So it’s useless then,” you say.“Not entirely.” Cassini traces a fingernail over the map screen, following faint lines of ink between whorls of color. “A map like this can still tell me a great deal.”(1/2)
“Such as?”“Such as,” he says, “Loci and flows.” His fingernail trails over the winding paths. “This-” he taps a knot of lines, “-is the Rindar-Brinstill-Texalar warp nexus. Which makes this-” he drags his finger to a black orb “-Rindar.”You cross your arms and watch. “So where is all this leading?”He studies the map and taps on the world at the top. “This is the focus. Whatever your map leads to is here.”“And where is ‘here’?”He gives a light shrug. “It may be Silence.”The world of Silence is known to you. It’s unremarkable other than its semi-legendary status, part of a cluster of worlds lost to chaos some centuries prior. Silence was a hiveworld lost to the hated enemy long ago. What befell of it afterwards remains unknown. An expedition could be mounted but- “Silence? So the map is worthless.”Cassini spreads his hands and gives an apologetic smile. “To get to Silence requires passage through the lost systems. It would mean facing the enemy on their territory.” And with the bulk of this region’s forces occupied pacifying Rindar that would not be easy. Maybe not impossible, but it would require a crusade.“Thank you for your time,” you say.Cassini bows.++++++The 88th strike group arrives with little fanfare some days later. The buttressed, golden warships laid into a standard anchor high above Texelar has heavy lifters, normally reserved for hauling foodstuffs, deliver their cargo to the surface. You review the reports before meeting with the strike group’s commander, General Constantin.Three regiments Texalar infantry, one of cavalry are brought down in addition to a regiment of Qyquester and a regiment of Grognards from Vendée. Six regiments altogether along with large contingents of support and a mission of Battle Sisters. “General Constantin,” you shake hands with the man who enters your office. His scarred face holds no trace of humor. Along with him are a Sister of the Bloody Rose who looks appropriately solemn and a swarthy, mustachioed man in the livery of Vendée.“Lord Governor, I hope you don’t mind my war council’s presence,” Constantin says.“Not at all,” you return. “I think you and your men for coming as they have.”“We serve the Imperium, my lord.”“As do we all. How goes the war?”“The enemy is as tenacious as ever,” he replies, “We’ve spent the last six months blasting them out of a warren of tunnels they’ve put in the high ground on the edge of the rad marshes. A nasty place for fighting but at least the shrine is safe.”“Indeed.”“How will you have us deploy, my lord?”>Disperse to the hives and assist in patrolling the hives>Form army camps to help train the PDF>Assume garrison duty to free the PDF for patrols>Write in
>>4302785>Form army camps to help train the PDFFor any troops that are left over we can disperse them to the hives and assist in patrolling the hives. For at least a few weeks before we resume training and drills.
>>4302785Right, so for that map shit, we are gonna wanna call a conference with the ecclesiarchy and the Mechanicus. An ark mechanicus appearing is likely if the machine men get going, an event we can use for our advantage. Next, we want these men Patrolling the hives really, they are experienced in flushing out the tunnels. That being said, we also want a better, more adeptly trained PDF force. So what I'm thinking is that while the men are down there patrolling, we have patrols made up of half PDF, half Guardsmen and learn on the job. That, or we have them set up camps to train the PDF in shifts, 4 regiments used to patrol and 2 regiments used to train the top 10-30% of the PDF
>>4302785I don't know how some of the Texalarian regiments feel about coming back to their shitty home. I don't know if we should or shouldn't feel embarrassed about the state of living conditions in the hives and hab-blocks. We're trying I swear.>>4302798So part working, part mentorship, part kicking traitor and criminal ass?Advantage how? Make a crusade consisting of the Mechanicus, Ecclesiarchy, and Texalari regiments trained in tight quarters and urban combat?
>>4302800We should not be embarrassed.The partnership/mentorship is the idea yeah but the main advantage of an Ark Mechanicus showing up is the rarity of such a crusading masterfully made device of raw power. I'm unsure if you can comprehend the level of awe that those things can inspire, basically being the death star's little brother and about as rare. Such a sight is truly something to be experienced, seeing it in motion, even moreso.So why not do what every good buissness minded man does and spread the word of an ark mechanicus taking off at such and such a date among the highborn of nearby planets. Get enough and even more will come, because it is THE spectacle of the month maybe even year.Then if we got an orbital viewing platform, or just a really nice ship with some view ports to let them see the crusade off, we can make even more money off the tickets, food, drinks, lodging, ect ect.
>>4302815That's a good idea. Maybe if we save up for one or make some down payments for an orbital port. Once we discuss this with the church and the magos we can get this show on the road.
>>4302821Don't bother buying something brand new for this, gotta think smart. Approach our family and see if they want to host this event for a respectable cut of the profits. If they can do it, I imagine they will. Nobles love to show off their wealth and status, don't they?
>>4302827Sure? But we dont own an orbital platform. The closest we could do is host a party in the highest room in any of our hives or host it on someone else's ship.
>>4302831Someone elses ship is the idea. Ideally with a prettied up ball room, I'm reasonably certain the family has at least one ship for personal use around here somewhere and failing that they can hire one. Doing this ourselves is always a poor idea.
>>4302835>Do we have any orbital defense space stations?No>Have we any ships?Nothing significant. Texalar has historically been secure for outside threat.>what is the situation with our orbital assets? Do we have any in-system spaceships or space stations?As was mentioned, Texalar has no orbital assets. The ships in system are basically minor patrol craft and transports. When the army arrives they will probably bring with them some warships.
>>4302835We technically have "space ships," but they're too small to host grand parties which is the problem.>The 88th strike group arrives with little fanfare some days later. The buttressed, golden warships laid into a standard anchor high above Texelar has heavy lifters, normally reserved for hauling foodstuffs, deliver their cargo to the surface. You review the reports before meeting with the strike group’s commander, General Constantin.Oh I know! We can ask some of the Asta Militarum or space navy guys if we can host a party in celebration before they take of four their crusade. They and us get a cut of the profit.
>>4302841Alright......We just need to get creative. If we still have the regiments when the time rolls around, Use the Officers dining room on general Constantin's flagship.
>>4302785>>4302783There is an actual solution for arranging a crusade. Unfortunately we won't get shit as a mere planetary govenor. The key is the church and the admech. If they are both interested enough they can presure the rest of the Imperium to arrange a crusade. If the admech suspect archeotech we all know they will go to anything length to get it. So if we can confirm their suspicion of that and if we can entice the church on its holiness we might be able to pull it off. Its just all we have to gain is goodwill and maybe a 'slight reward.>>4302785>Form army camps to help train the PDF>Write inHave the PDF and guardsmen operate joint operations and patrols into the underhive. The guard have more experience but the PDF have actual knowledge of the area. Plus it allows the guard to experience some actual downtime since they'll be sharing the duties with the PDF.Meanwhile commit an investigation into House Aluwani. Keep it covert but let the military officers who came here know. Nobody on our side must be allowed to be aware of the investigation in case of leaks and spies. Unless they are absolutely our closest confidants. None of the other noble houses have as bad a heresy problem and there is always slanneshi cultists among the nobles. Let's take advantage of their presence to purge the noble ranks of heresy.
>>4302856Now the biggest concern on everyone's mind is . . . . . WHERE DID ALUM GET THIS RUMOR FROM? Transparency is important and if you're not you'll spend more time suspecting your allies than the actual enemies.I will support this TOO.
>>4302785>Form army camps to help train the PDF>Disperse to the hives and assist in patrolling the hives>>4302856Writing is kinda like the top option somewhat.>>4302815>>4302831Why can't we just convert a large barge or space platform and attach engines to it?Or a orbital stationary space station would do just fine. Just need to find or buy one.
>>4303128>Why can't we just convert a large barge or space platform and attach engines to it?Hell if I know. It might have to do with the fact that we dont own any and that we can only borrow or rent one.There might exist a space station that is warp capable, but there are certainly space fortresses that can warp travel in addition to being able to have thrust.
>>4302785>>Form army camps to help train the PDF
>>4302785>>Form army camps to help train the PDFLet the general know that this is for the soldiers to get some R&R before operations commence. They just got transferred from a rough warzone and some rest is in order before more fighting.
>>4303128>>4303155>Why can't we just convert a large barge or space platform and attach engines to it?Basically that you have no facilities capable of carrying out that kind of work. >Form army camps to help train the PDFWriting
“Your men are here primarily to rest and refit,” you say. “We can establish camps for you near the cities for that purpose. I’m sure the sons of Texalar are happy to be home.”Constantin makes no reply.You clear your throat and continue, “We’ll also enlist your help in training the PDF and assisting in underhive clearing operations.”“As to be expected,” he says. “Do you know how long we’ll be on world?”You shrug, “Hard to say, General. Hopefully not terribly long, I know there is a war on.”He nods. “As I said, we serve the Imperium.”++++++After your meeting you send word to Deacon Levben and Magos Alum that you wish to meet with both of them regarding the map to the Mausoleum of the Forgotten. Both parties agree and a date is set.(1/2)
The regiments begin their training routine with a rotating deployment to assist in underhive clearing operations. A few weeks into this process all is quiet until two pitched battles take place. One, against a nest of cultists deep beneath Nasthon. The battle report is nightmarish. Two platoons of PDF and a squad of Qyquester veterans wandered into an ambush by heavily armed cultists. The after action documents you read are troubling. Not only was the enemy organized and armed with ad-hoc weapons and stolen PDF gear, but many of their number were grotesque mutants, misshapen and horrible in appearance. You’ve heard such dregs of humanity lurk deep under the hives but this sort of concentration and organization is unheard of. Pictslates provide images of the fallen. Both dead guards and slain enemies strewn about narrow, grimy corridors. Your strike team was wiped out and their bodies desecrated before reinforcements arrived to finish off the cultists who remained. If anything the problem seems worse.You order patrols stepped up. The images of the shrine they uncovered are troubling. Disfigured statues of saints and Imperial heroes decorate the uncovered layer. Their bodies have been twisted and altered to be monstrous. Strange slogans and icons scrawled on the walls. Most of it makes you sick but one graffiti’d phrase unnerves you. “We will build a garden of pleasures atop the foundations of our suffering. We will water it with the blood of our oppressors. Life without end awaits His most faithful servants.”Most of this information is forwarded along to the Ecclesiarchy and the Adepta Sororitas specifically and pacification efforts are increased.The second conflict takes place in Bonaparte. A pair of crop silos and a servitor warehouse have been firebombed and a PDF armory raided for weapons. While these attacks were preceded by minor riots, the actual efforts were undertaken by coordinated and armed bands. Not long afterward a group takes responsibility for the attacks, calling themselves the Path of the Red Banner and submitting a list of demands. The demands include lowered working hours, higher pay, laxer restriction on flavored food rations and a list of prisoners to be released. The Beauregard family has sent you word of their intent to unleash their retinue on the population to restore order.>Approve Beauregard’s plan to strike back>Order the Beauregards to stand down and deploy the PDF>Make arrangements to negotiate with the rebels instead>Write in
>>4303564>Approve Beauregard’s plan to strike back>Make arrangements to negotiate with the rebels instead>Write inThe "make arramgements" is just a standard ploy to either detain or kill as many of them as we can. If it can be done I'd like for as many of them we can safely capture without putting any of our own men at risk. Perhaps a volley or tear or mustard gas followed up by 40mm rubber slugs and Arbites with shock mauls and shields. Lasguns too. Limbs are free game.I'm more inclined to believe that these rebels are disguised cultists trying to see anarchy among the populous. Depending on what information we can butcher out of them we could spool this as traitors trying to undermine our efforts in improving Texalar.
>>4303564I concur with my compatriot, >>4303583 give the standard buying time ploy to get some better information on where to concentrate their strikes. Further more, Give them some heavier fire support from tear gas and the like. If we need more, than the undiluted spice/gas of the plant we were using for flavourings will make an effective pepper spray
>>4303564>PDF armory raided for weaponsWeapons, but no mentioning of armor and gas masks. I want manifesto of what that armory had.It's time to make like /pol/ and gas the unclean!
>>4303610What about spamming concussion and flash grenades?
>>4303629They don't soak an area. Imagine a pepper spray rainstorm being blasted out at a mob of protestors
>>4303623Good thinking. If we know what they took, we can make a conservative estimate at how many of them will be properly armed.
>>4303631That's true, but concussive and flash grenades would be ideal for small rooms and within buildings to soften up the rebels for the breaching teams. As cheaps as a guardsman's life is this day and age, the same cant be said for an Arbites, veteran guardsman or the like.So hit them with status effects>Tear Gas: watery eyes, difficulty to breath, irritates skin depending on potency>Mustard Gas: will fucking kill you, caused skin and flesh to peel and melt from your body, youbwill die if inhaled. (Apply only if confirmed rebels are the only ones occupying the hab-block)>flashbangs: blinds, deafening, you might as well be stupid.Flashbangs will be useful if a few of them had the idea to get gas masks. Mustard Gas however cannot be resisted unless you have a full body protective suit. Gas masks wont cut it.
>>4303658So pump in our spicy mix into the Air con, then use actual tactics to clear them. Sounds like a plan. Though mustard gas isn't very nice to our plants outside.
>>4303564>A few weeks into this process all is quiet until two pitched battles take place. One, against a nest of cultists deep beneath Nasthon.Nashton? That's our adviser's home hive. I swear the noble families better be using their hired merchant energy forces too instead of us just throwing our own men and PDF. I will have words to throw at these chuckle fucks.>The second conflict takes place in Bonaparte. A pair of crop silos and a servitor warehouse have been firebombed and a PDF armory raided for weapons. While these attacks were preceded by minor riots, the actual efforts were undertaken by coordinated and armed bands.Right so when we're done we'll turn any survivors into Servitors to replace the damaged ones, and the rest will either be probably be punished severely, or have their punishments lightened should they rat on everyone else involved.>The demands include lowered working hours, higher pay, laxer restriction on flavored food rations and a list of prisoners to be released.Something I want to ask the smarter anons. Right after we've dealt with these reprobates, should we twist the truth a bit? Say how that their weak wills and I'll temperaments has undermined our efforts to slowly improve Texalar, and that food rationing will probably be enacted? You know so we can deflect all the complaints onto them as scrap goats so they're ostracized by everyone, in addition to shining our own motives in a better light to the entire population?
>>4303789I'm actually considering what if we made a planetary address to list what we've done and show a roadmap of where we intend to PPE for all, better food, upgraded servitors to reduce workload, better environment, etc.Show the people what our end goal is but also speak to them that good things are on the horizon, that things will improve as long as we stay the course. Then offer a single day amnesty to the rioters before we move in, that they return the stolen equipment and return to their homes before the PDF move in, after which we will show no mercy.
>>4304502I can get behind that. It's something to throw around with Pemberton. The people who were actually involved the the armory raid and servitor silo burn must be punished however. A show of force that we wont tollerat neir do wella mucking up all our progress. Their families will go will a few less rations per week for the year or more to off set the damages and losses.
>>4303789They did firebomb a warehouse and silo, so when asked why rations are short or reduced, tell them that the rebels did this and to ask or demand the rebels for their missing and flavored rations and other foodstuff.We can even follow these people to go back to their hideouts.I think we should avoid such diplomatic ruses, it would potentially erode our reputation as trustworthy or a man of our word and honor, and can make future negotiations harder more drawn out. Alternatively we can do a for show meeting with representatives, track and follow them to find their meeting places, and connections before we send them our reply that none of their demands will be met and then attack.
>>4304591>>4304649My main issue is just what Pemberton said previously about wants and desires. It openly commits us to this course of action and the citizens of this world will be mollified for a while but will they be encouraged to demand more?Hence why I think that at least a response with an iron fist for an attack on a PDF facility is required.
>>4304652>>4304649An iron fist is required here. I don't support a roadmap since plans change at the whims of fate and war, however lets extend an olive branch. After we get the time we need from their negotiations, They have a grace period of a day to return the equipment and submit to the adeptus arbites in return for a reduced sentence, say 5 years hard labour. once this period is passed, smash down onto them like the hammer of god. And in another move, restrict the flavored rations of the workers in that hive. Publicly blame this on the path, because these are a luxury, not a right.
>>4304652>>4304660>>4304652I am referring to the diplomacy ruse, otherwise I am absolutely for bringing down the hammer hard on these fuckers. These new benefits have been in place for less than a few weeks game time I think and they go do this? What ungrateful fucks. At least wait a bit for things to improve as we made an honest and genuine effort to.I will add tho, that this is done by a small cabal of cultists, mutants, and revolutionaries that are only seeking to exploit the people for their own ends rather than our own ends, and the majority of people probably never even left their homes.
>>4304649That's only if we're open to the public with the demands. If we're discrete about it then it shouldnt be much of an issue.>>4304652Depends on how well we're able to spin the tale of this being the fault of the rebels and not our. Deflect enough blame and we should be good.>>4304660>I don't support a roadmap since plans change at the whims of fate and war, however lets extend an olive branch.>submit to the adeptus arbites in return for a reduced sentenceHuh? I dont think that falls in line with what they want. I think they want to get off scottfree after the stunt they pulled.
>>4304846How would it be discreet when even talking to them on our level as PG would massively inflate their value and legitimacy in the eyes of their supporters and uninvolved observers? It would cause them to swell in numbers and popularity.You assume that somehow they ( the other side) will not "leak" the negotiations or deals? Why would they not? They can only benefit if they do.
>>4304846They DO want to get away scottfree. But their options are reduced sentence, death or longer sentence for resisting arrest. This olive branch isn't expected to be taken, it's merely to show that we tried.
>Hit back+>Write insWriting
This is the cost of business on Texalar you suppose. Plans are drawn up between the Beuregard family’s mercenary regiment and local security forces to violently dispel the protestors and round up the ring leaders. You’d hoped to draw the leadership into false negotiations to identify them but unfortunately they are clever enough to do it all through proxies and remote methods. Instead you watch the pict feeds of tear gas- choked habs and walkways as Arbites with shock weaponry and PDF forces with bayonets clear out the Pathers. Some of these rebels are fairly well equipped and trained, using the chemical suits and gas masks you’d provided for field work to resist the gas. Farm implements and ad hoc firearms flesh out the rest of their arsenal. Some of them fight with skill, possibly guard and PDF deserters.They’re finished off all the same. The survivors are captured, tried publicly, and sentenced to forced servitude. They are to be lobotomized and used to replace the servitors lost in the fire.To add salt to the wound you announce that the destroyed food stock will necessitate fresh rationing in Bonaparte. Word of new hardship is met with stoic silence by the laborers. They’ve seen the cost of speaking out.When the excitement winds down you put Pemberton in charge of managing planting efforts around Bonaparte while you follow up with the cult activity in Nashton. With some quick requisitions you get the associated ledgers from all the PDF depots in Nashton. What you find is distasteful to say the least. Record keeping has been slack and there are sometimes wild divergences in inventory counts. Weapons, armor, and rations seem to appear and disappear. To make it worse, this pattern goes back for years. You don’t know whether to chalk this up to gross incompetence, criminal negligence, or outright treason. A dozen PDF commanders are on the hook for these discrepancies and now face the consequences.As it stands any theoretical enemy force in Nashton could be quite well armed at this point though your patrols haven’t found much evidence of this. All the same, you direct a few extra companies to the task of ferreting out missing gear. Less dramatically it’s also possible these weapons were smuggled offworld or never existed in the first place. If the Pemberton’s were lying about their gear stockpiles as a way of saving money then that’s possible too. You put together another task force to get to the bottom of that but you doubt it will come to much. Other records from other Families show similar inaccuracies. This is a systemic problem, one you have now put new checks in place to prevent.(1/2)
In your fields, the sowing period is nearly complete. Afterward work will be dedicated largely to maintenance. Pruning, spraying fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide. Your reclaimed areas are now being seeded with crops imported from off world. Wheat, corn, rye, potatoes, grain vegetables which will help to bolster your income when the harvest comes.You have an upcoming meeting with the Deacon and Magos of this world regarding the warp map you’ve found. Before you begin this meeting you have some time to consider new business. Projects you might like to undertake. With payment from your last harvest rolling in from other worlds you have some freedom in how these funds are distributed.Your world’s reliance on imports for its manufactured goods is well noted, something that has always been an issue when you have need to diversify. You might petition the Mechanicus to construct some forges on Texalar giving you access to some light manufacturing though it would also mean transitioning from what you know best, agriculture. Additionally, light industry often begets heavy industry which will contribute to pollution of the world and may hamper your farming and cleanup efforts.You’ve also given some thought to constructing large orbital facilities including starports, warehouses, fuel depots, and orbital fortresses. You’ll need to get a foothold started first, an orbital platform would help with that goal.Your decontamination efforts are mostly finished in the relatively small areas you’ve undertaken though you haven’t received the benefits of this yet. All the same you can dedicate the vast bulk of your workforce to cleaning the entire planet. Shifting from mass agriculture intended to cheaply feed billions to a more specialized farming. You’d produce quality foodstuffs to focus more on making money. This has obvious short term benefits but in the long term may cause issues with feeding your population let alone the billions of others counting on Texalarian nutrients.You can also simply double down on the traditional way of doing things. Invest into more intense agriculture, more hearty crops, more potent fertilizer. It will do no favors for the environment or for your harvesters, but it will ideally increase crop yields dramatically.You might also have your own projects in mind to be proposed here.>Increase industrial sector>Begin large scale transition from mass agriculture to specialize farming>Increase farming intensity>Construct orbital facilities>Write in
>>4305373>Write inIs the Imperium so back watered that we dont have any florescent light bulbs anymore? Are reinforced underground farms an option? Between the building and maintenance of deep underground farm complexes (that might double as shelter from orbital bombardments), how long would it take to see the construction+maintenance costs payed back?>Construct orbital facilitiesWhatever the case might be, some orbital facilities wont affect our crops or cause pollution, in addition to opening up some potential. It's so and so the safest option.
>>4305373We are an agri-world. I'm dead set against the industrial or specialized farming options, since this isn't our purpose to the imperium. Building up our orbital assets could be more fortuitous, allowing for a more efficient transfer of goods from planet to transport out of system, as well as giving us a good place to watch a potential crusade depart. That being said, Underground nutrient farming, such as mosses, fungi and other low effort high reproductive plantlife could be useful. Or expanding our proposed grox farms to supply grox meat as well.
>>4305373Do we have any moons or other planetary bodies within the star system? If we do construct a manufacturing hub there. Pollution doesn't mean shit if the world is otherwise worthless anyway.>>4305384Underground farms are best used for mushrooms and the like as they are far less reliant upon the sun as they require far less light and other things. Plus they are literally recyclers/decomposers that will break down organic waste into edibles and medicines. In terms of boosting farm yields/increasing varieties. Hydroponics fused with fish farms may be our best bet. It allows far greater control and allows us to keep current farmlands as they are. If we can somehow fix the pollution problem enough. We can even convert the oceans into fisheries and kelp/algae farms.
>>4305401Underground grid farms instead of plant farm sound do able. Perhaps a combination of both.>>4305430Good point. I'm a shit for brain so I dont know if it'll get warmer the deeper you dig into the crust of a planet, but it shouldnt be too much of an issue. Whatever economic food for maintenance:profit cost difference.
>>4305373>Construct orbital facilitiesSounds like the best optionThe oceans of our world are truly unproductive - with the intensive chemicals which we use, I doubt that they can be reclaimed in any significant way though @QM, few questions:- any activities currently taking place at our polar ice caps?- is it possible to switch to fertilisers / pesticides that are less polluting?- what is the planetary make up of our current system? - the original map showed significant mountain ranges, have they been prospected for resources? Or could they be leveled to provide more flat farmland?
>>4305373Again can the waste management be improved so fertilizer and waste doesnt filter back into the ocean, and instead into water filtration and purification plants? Doing so would at least make cleaning the ocean later easier.
>>4305373>>Construct orbital facilitiesI dont see a need to change the bulk of our agriculture to specialised farming. We are an agriworld that very likely feeds a good number of important worlds in this sector. We should simply continue to clean up the place while maintaining the same current level of farming so that the other planets do not have a shortfall of food. Orbital plateforms will also allow us access to manufacturing while keeping the planetary environment clean enough to produce the required quantities of food to be sent offworld.
>>4305371>using the chemical suits and gas masks you’d provided for field work to resist the gas. Farm implements and ad hoc firearms flesh out the rest of their arsenal. Some of them fight with skill, possibly guard and PDF deserters.Chem suits, gas masks, and any other Texalar equipment found among them that have been damaged will also be factored into the food shortages.Were we able to discover who the leader was from the few people we captured? Did the people we capture reveal any people, names, or leads that might lead our Arbites to their leader?>You don’t know whether to chalk this up to gross incompetence, criminal negligence, or outright treason. >As it stands any theoretical enemy force in Nashton could be quite well armed at this point though your patrols haven’t found much evidence of this. All the same, you direct a few extra companies to the task of ferreting out missing gear. Less dramatically it’s also possible these weapons were smuggled offworld or never existed in the first place. If the Pemberton’s were lying about their gear stockpiles as a way of saving money then that’s possible too. You put together another task force to get to the bottom of that but you doubt it will come to much.Heads will roll and dozens more until we've made our local administratum a smooth piled machine. Mention how disappointed we are in the families. >A dozen PDF commanders are on the hook for these discrepancies and now face the consequences.We interrogate them too?Hold on. Would we be able to afford to refurbish the filthy as hell hab-blocks and build the new stations, or does it have to be one or the other? If it can only be one then we should stick to the plan of improving the lives of the civilians as we planned out before. If anything, should the Deacon and Magos actually plan to do their crusade we could probably convince them to hold it off for two years, as an excuse for us to help train up troops as best we can for them, when in actuality we're saving up money to build the space stations so we can reap fat fucking stacks from watching the beginnings of their crusade.tl;dr>fix the Habs>save up money for the space station>convince them to not go until we finish>profit by selling tickets to watch their fleet leave
>>4305373Exactly how many billions live on Texalar? Hundreds of billions? Tens of billions?I get the feeling that your answer is gonna result in me punching holes in my walls. My guess is some fields within agriculture are backwater as well, meaning we dont have mass crop harvesters, green houses, aquaponics, aerobics, crop harvesting techniques. Do we just throw shit in onto the crops and wish hard enough for food to grow?
>>4306088I'm afraid anon that they won't give a damn about a single planet's support when it comes to declaring a Crusade. Its why we are going to get jackshit from it besides some goodwill and a pittance reward. As in typical 40k.
>>4305384I really want the orbital station but I think we can try to save up for it in time, so no station for now.>>4305401>>4305430I would like to diversify food production, but not lose output. So I think a good idea is to improve and refine our current methods to be more efficient and healthy to the environment, while putting specialized food stuff growth into making underground farms such as using the runoff to grow mushrooms or other food stuff. Fields unsuitable or too cost prohibitive to turn into farming lands can be at least set for grazing or ranching of grox, and we can improve our food nutritional value by trying to add more fortified minerals and vitamins into the soil and finished product.I'm curious if we sell food unprocessed or if we do any food processing and packaging? If we don't then that's another avenue we can utilize to improve and put out more value that our goods can be deliver directly to the frontlines or places that need rapid food rations to stave off mass famine and starvation or rioting.Plus we could charge a bit more.
>>4306136>I'm curious if we sell food unprocessed or if we do any food processing and packaging?>Plus we could charge a bit more.What a profitable idea. We might not be allowed to engineer food to be better, because some people believe "why fix what's not broken." BUT. We can try to diversify the final products. Creepvine and Broadleaf are hearty foods that are cheap to make, but probably not the best stuff to eat. What we can do is use the broadleafs and creepvines as fillers while we add other foods we grow as additives. Specifically Grox meat.If agri worlds are responsible for packaging of some of their foods, we could make a push to do a little side research on ways improve ration containers if they haven't already be improved to the fullest (i.e. lighter, water proof, convenience, shelf life, container durability).If we're not responsible for packaging, we could try to cut out the middle man by setting up a facility a few acres big underground to start packaging our own food, but I'm not sure how the people responsible for packaging would feel about it. It's a big IF.
>>4306201We could stage an incident and blame it on them for poor packaging.After raising concern about it of course....
>>4306207How would we do that?
>>4306207>>4306209I don't suggest doing that. We are a governor, we can cancel our arrangement because we disagree with their quality.
>>4306210Did you mean we *can't?You're probably right I was mostly curious about how we would theoretically do it. Maybe if we can make our export of food super palatable, nutritious, and morale boosting we might have higher demand for our rations, and higher demands means more investors.
>>4306213I mean we can. Justifiable reasoning can be used to dismiss our contracts with them once we have our packaging up and done. Though we could try bargaining for lower prices and stick to only packaging some of our own produce.
>>4306213>>4306209Sabotage packaging so that it spoils, intercept or put on board a saboteur, or swap some packages out so some of them have heretical or chaos printing on the insides of the packaging labels, and try to ensure the food is inspected before it arrives to the troops on the front or in the case of sending food to other hives, just let em get sick and upset.
>>4306229That might be going too far. Worryingly so.
>>4306239just some general ideas subject to refinement.
>>4305384>Are reinforced underground farms an optionYes, they are just far more expensive than tilling and sowing the earth.>>4305430>Do we have any moons or other planetary bodies within the star systemYou do! Virgius. A dead, black rock in orbit. Just a tiny moon.>>4305505>- any activities currently taking place at our polar ice caps?Not really. They are basically untouched. The coldest regions are unproductive for farming so no one bothered.> is it possible to switch to fertilisers / pesticides that are less polluting?Yes, it will result in a large productivity drop.>what is the planetary make up of our current system? In terms of other worlds?There are a handful of cold gas giants and airless rocky balls, and Texalar with its lone moon.>the original map showed significant mountain ranges, have they been prospected for resources? Or could they be leveled to provide more flat farmland?They were prospected long ago and middling deposits of metals were found, it was deemed not worth the risk to exploit them. They *can* be leveled but it will be a gargantuan project and might necessitate running more irrigation lines as it will alter rainfall patterns.>>4305658can the waste management be improved so fertilizer and waste doesnt filter back into the ocean, and instead into water filtration and purification plants? It would be difficult. 90% of the water pollution occurs like this:>You lay fertilizer down>Rain/irrigation graduallye washes the fertilizer down the water shed>It accumulates in the oceans>This spurs titanic algae bloomsYou can't easily prevent that sort of runoff unless you A: Move farming far back from the oceans and sacrifice all that arable landB: Undertake large scale ocean cleanup efforts to counterattack this run off.
>>4306088>Were we able to discover who the leader was from the few people we captured? Unfortunately they operate by cells. You've made mass arrests but there doesn't seem to be a centralized leader per se.>PDFYes, interrogations were made. The accused PDF officers pled ignorance. They were unaware of inventory discrepancies.>AffordThe hab repair project is separate, not the same funding that we are dealing with. This is still slated to go forward.>>4306101>Exactly how many billions live on Texalar?Approximately 4-6 billion people, primarily concentrated in the hives with maybe 1-2 billion spread out in the smaller towns and cities.Your harvesting is not THAT unsophisticated. You have networks of pipelines, fleets of servitors, industrial harvesting equipment etc. But it *is* labor intensive. The fertilizer is mostly repurposed human waste from the hives supplemented with chemical fertilizers.>>4306136>we sell food unprocessed or if we do any food processing and packaging?Typical harvesting goes like this:>Seeds are planted>primary crops (Creepvine and Broadleaf) are extremely hard to kill with weed-like ability to spread and get huge. They suck nutrients out of the soil and kill off any competing plants>The crops are vulnerable to insects, disease, and dead soil so most of the work done goes to keeping the soil fertilized and these threats at bay. One blight or pest swarm can devastate whole swaths of these plants. >When the crops reach peak size they are harvested. This means teams with machetes and buzz saws go out and hack them all down and collect them>They are taken back to barns where they are processed. This means dehydrated and ground into meal. This nutrient meal tastes like ground up dried weeds but it has most of the basic building blocks you need to keep someone alive. Supplement with corpsestarch and you have a food product that can keep you alive.>The plants are processed into bales or blocks of ground meal and shipped off world. It can be added to supplement other foods, used as an additive in bread, or eaten straight like a porridge.That said, diversifying into Grox is possible and ramping up your processing. You don’t generally make the actual ration meals, just the ingredients.Let me know if I missed a question!
>>4306387If we move into specialised farming, what kind of yield drop are we looking at?
>>4306384>Not really. They are basically untouched. The coldest regions are unproductive for farming so no one bothered.You ever seen those big ass pumpkins and squashes in Alaska or something, or thos crop competitions? Maybe we could grow a specific kind of human cash crow that'll grow fucking huge. Something that's hardy for cold climates, and planted somewhere on the continent where the days are the longest. Just need lots of water and space. >water shedCan we then just make sewers that'll accumulate the polluted waters and direct them to water plants utilizing our servitor fleets to build said sewers? If we did some artificial watershed boarder building or make sewer lines near the basins then we might not need to make so many sewers.>PDFGross incompetence then. Have them punished if they haven't been already, but offer a stimulus of some sort? If they can figure out who's been sneak away government property and have evidence to back it, they'll get some weeks worth of payed leave. Not all at once of course.>Approximately 4-6 billion people>struggling to feed that many while most die from acid and fertilizer burns>7.5 billion people on earth in 2018Ah yes. That familiar Imperium autism. Lovely.Again we're gonna need to push R&D for agriculture, or somehow convince the Mechanicus to dig through their archives and cough up some old humanity farming methods. That or let us try some. And tractors. Fucking tractors. Ffs maybe test out fertilizer formulas for our main cash crops in isolated labs. That's just mixing chemicals. No machines involved (mostly).>mountainsCan they be hollowed out and reinforced to be used for a variety of things, such as storage, labs, barns, an empty space that can be utilized for something in the future, maybe a factory? Maybe more modular grox farming spaces to fit as many groxes in there without them being able to kill each other or their herds? Then we can shovel all their shit to be used as fertilizers.>a new question based on foodCan we discuss with Pemberton and anyone involved with food distribution on ways we can go about min maxing this? How to make the new food rations?
>>4306400Basically instead of feeding billions for cheap you would be making good money feeding millions.>>4306435>struggling to feedIt's important to note that your food is overwhelmingly exported. Imperial Autism is definitely a factor, but Texalar is more about feeding other worlds than feeding itself. You allow slim margins to feed your own population and instead maximize exports since that's how you make tithe and get paid.>mountainsAll possible with the right funding.
>>4306670Alternative found. No point in digging new holes to make more farms when theres already some in the mountains. We can stick of cash crops and Grox in the mountains to feed to populous and use the excess to mix with the Creep and Broad meals to make better rations. Is it not to late to use Duchess Christianna's money to invest in the mountains?
>>4306435>polar regions >mountains Agreed with this anon, these two areas seem criminally under-utilised We should have Pemberton investigate possible usage options
>>4306670>Basically instead of feeding billions for cheap you would be making good money feeding millions.Yea if we drop our output other planets will be in trouble. We have to at least maintain the same level of output.
>>43067739 mountain ranges.3 of the mountains are in the article polls. If the cold mountains arent being used for anything then we could probably drum up a little bit of extra money by making ski resorts and general ski/snow boarding activities. Tourists will have something to look forward to, and the population of Texalar will have a place to vent and enjoy.That's top side. Inside the mountains will be where we keep additional crops and grox.I cant imagine we'd do to much with the remaining 6 mountain ranges top side beyond leaving them alone and working on doing a little excavating.
I'm hearing a lot of different ideas bouncing around so I am going to re-do this vote for clarity and adding in some of the projects anons proposed.I want to get a clear idea of what is in favor.>Expand indoor/underground farming>Construct orbital facilities (Includes light industry)>Branch out into food distribution (Packaging etc)
>>4307893Are we using the new fiscal funds from this year's harvest, or the money from the dutchess?This year's income goes to>Hab blocks improvements.The dutchess money goes to>Expand indoor/underground farming
>>4307893>Expand mountain farming>Expand into food distribution [if possible]
>>4307936This for the "Expand mountain farming," but I'm not sure about food distribution just yet. Maybe once we have a bit of variety with the food we can grow and prepare. Plus we still need to make the lives of the citizens better so they stop this rioting shit and provide more healthy PDF/Guardsmen stock.
>>4307893>Branch out into food distribution (Packaging etc) Can make a Production Line, so we can offer the "Imperial flavored Ration Bars"™As a way for Other Planets to reward good hardworking citzens? Like a little reward system? And ofc get more Money die almost the Same ProductMaybe some plant in the ocean that we can use for that?Can i make some Names for the New Ration Bars? Like "Tasty Thunder Warrior Snack"?
>>4307893>Construct orbital facilities (Includes light industry)>Expand mountain farming
>>4307947The whole purpose of this, to my mind, is to make more money which can be reinvested into our world. The families are gonna applaud us for more money making, because the rich like it when we can reduce taxes or give them more means to gain money.The common man doesn't give a shit, because he doesn't see what we do for them. They probably think the emperor himself is laying down all the good crap while it's the chaos gods and their sinister puppet the governor making their lives hard. So our goal for this year is to maximize what profits we can for next year, like the mountain initiative, or the reclamation project so that the year after's cash flow is largely inflated. THEN we can drop some money into the hab blocks.An important thing to keep track of is when we have enough to work on the hab blocks, instead of chasing money for the sake of money.
>>4307922This is ongoing income from the harvest. The hab improvement is covered by future income.
>>4307949>As a way for Other Planets to reward good hardworking citzens? Like a little reward system?Not sure how other planets would utilize that, but if it makes us more money then why not.>And ofc get more Money die almost the Same ProductWhat?>Maybe some plant in the ocean that we can use for that?What? You talking about food or color dyes?>Can i make some Names for the New Ration Bars? Like "Tasty Thunder Warrior Snack"?That's a hard no, or maybe yes? I know the Thunder Warriors were slaughtered by the emperor's custodes, but history was changed so that they were slain to the last man after trying to claim the last fortress on Holy Terra.>>4307953Ok. I guess I CAN get behind this. I just don't want us to put off improving the Hab-Blocks forever.
>>4307958I see. Then I'll support the majority vote.
>>4307893>>Expand indoor/underground farmingBoost income. We can simply expand the farms by going underground or indoor hydroponics to further boost food production.Keep in mind we also have a barren moon in orbit that we can later convert into a manufacturing hub. We can keep all of our polluting industries on it instead to keep it from harming our farming. As for what to do with the mountains anons we can use them as a basis for planetary defense installations which is very common in 40k. You fortify and dig into the mountains building fortifications. It's actually VERY nice to have as it will massively reduce the cost for planetary fortifications. In fact, it's going to be one of the very best places we can building training facilities to expand and better train PDF forces.
>>4307893>Expand indoor/underground farmingWe can be more space efficient this way, and avoid some of the pollution problems we're having
>>4307893All of the above but I will say in order of priorityAssuming we don't need industry to do the packaging:1 Expand indoor/underground farming2 Branch out into food distribution3 Construct orbital facilitiesWe can start off with underground farming to help make it easier to later make underground defense installation and mountain bases.
>>4307893>>Construct orbital facilities (Includes light industry)I think this is still a decent choice as its a long term project. Aside from the benefits of the manufactorum, it also allows our workers to see that there is a place for them to work towards if they wish for it. To get off the fields and work in the factories.
>>4307958What if we pass on an idea down to our Arbites leader, for anyone who tells the authorities of people who've been committing crimes affiliated with rebelling and heretical activities will receive additional medications and rations.
>Expand indoor/underground farming>>4307936>>4307922>>4307952>>4307972>>4308072Writing
“Alexander,” you say, looking up from your desk terminal. “What studies have been done on expanding our farming work to the polar regions? Or underground?”“Quite a few,” Alexander responds, tapping keys to call them up and send them to you. “The Aluwani family in particular has kept a team of drillers on contract should we pursue any of those options.”You nod, “Good. Can you go through those plans and find the one most suited to deployment? I’d like to fund following out nearby mountain ranges to use for cash crops and Grox husbandry.”“Certainly,” Alexander says. “I’ll review them and draw up a contract.“Excellent.”With the drilling project set in motion you also start the hab modernization project, tearing down aging hab blocks and temporarily rehoming those residents as you modernize. It will be messy, but thorough. It’s the best way to get workers into higher quality homes quickly. You put the family retinues in charge of security and resettlement to keep the burden off your own security forces and begin work.With this work passed on to your sub departments you arrive for your meeting with Levben and Alum in one of the grand halls of the Citadel. Through the tall, vaulted windows that line this place you can look down on Holy Light Plaza and see the vast mosaics that decorate the ground outside, telling the story of Texalar’s founding. Currently a swarm of lumpy servitors and workers in baggy, grease-stained coveralls are scouring the square with cleaning chemicals to remove build up from the grout.(1/2)
Your every sound and footstep echoes three times over in this huge space. On the inner wall a series of tapestries are hung. They have faded with age but each depicts the founder of one of the four families standing in noble glory.News from that navigator of the map’s potential veracity has your mind working overtime. Perhaps a tomb of riches does lie on the world of Silence, if you could bring about its recovery then you would forever enshrine yourself in the hallowed ranks of the Imperiums greatest servants. The wealth brought to Texalar would also be incalculable.Before the meeting you must determine what it is that you’ll ask of the Ecclesiarchy and Mechanicus. You lack the necessary power to call an official crusade on your own, but working in concert with these other two pillars of government you might be able to swing such a thing. Hard work could be rewarded with a massive invasion force called from all corners of the Imperium.Less dramatically you might convince Levben and Alum to muster up what forces they can, in conjunction with the military under your command, and launch a smaller incursion into the Lost Systems. If the task force were handled skillfully risk could be minimal, though you have no idea what awaits those forces.At minimum you might secure funding from either or both of them for a scouting expedition to find the world and verify it contains what you hope. This would be a fairly simple prospect but the risk to the scouts you send might be immense. No traffic has ventured that direction in centuries, and any that does now may not return.>Seek their support in calling a crusade>Rally their assistance for a local incursion>Ask for funding to send a scout party>Write in
>>4309072Chaos controlled planets, if consumed by the warp (Hey TimeKiller is Silent in the warp?) will have a mighty demon lord ruling over the planet which would make it next to impossible to siege or destroy due to their ability to change the planet as they desire.>Write inGet their opinions on the matter on the best course of action.From what I understand, #1 is a large invasion force with Levben and Alum still helping to gather troops and no doubt very noticable. #2 is smaller scale with minimal losses. #3 Is to confirm if anything worth taking with higher chances of loss and failure.
>>4309079>is Silent in the warp?Last it was seen, no. But it was lost hundreds of years ago so who knows.
>>4309072>Seek their support in calling a crusadeEven if there is no treasure the lost worlds and resources can still be reclaimed as compensation. It's just the benefits won't be quite as large. Still, the Crusade can only happen if BOTH sides agree to back it completely. They'll be able to drag the rest of the Imperium into agreeing if they work together. As far as they are concerned it's just reclaiming lost turf with heavy backing.
>>4309087You know you do make a lot of sense. I will support your suggestion.>>4309082I've like to know but do we have a public relations guy that can tell up how all the citizens feel about us? I get the feeling its neutral to negative, but I am hoping the Hab rebuild projects will change that. I would also like to know if the other families, if we're all owed to without drawing the ire of Levben and Alum, call upon our nobles to cough up and train additional troops should the crusade be confirmed.How do the returned Texalar troops feel about the changes we're making and the riots?
>>4309072>Get their opinions on the matter first>Push to get a crusade formedLets face it, the imperium has more than enough man power to throw around like water. There's really no need to hold back here, since I don't believe there is any blowback on us. That being said, BEFORE we tell them about the planet, wring every last bit of leverage we have out of knowing where it leads and the fact they don't. Once they agree to help us or we decided on the relevant split of the spoils, then we can lay out what we found.
>>4309072>>4309079This. Theres currently a campaign for that planet thats ongoing and we have diverted regiments from that war effort. I think we need to wait abit before calling for a crusade.
>>4309072>Seek their support in calling a crusade>Rally their assistance for a local incursion>Write inWhy can't we just gather extra forces to steamroll the Blood Coven Wars first, then get the freed up forces to join us? We'd be a massive war party....Just keep the destination a secret.
>>4309072> Get their opinions on the matter first>Rally their assistance for a local incursionIf we go for the full Crusade route people who are much higher up the food chain will get involved - stealing the command and glory away from us. Best to keep this as a local-ish affair.
>>4309477I'll add> Get their opinions on the matter firstDoesn't hurt to ask a bit first.
>Get opinions>Push for crusade>Writing
In time both Magos Alum and Deacon Levben show up with their delegations, a dense throng of trusted servants and advisors. You don’t delay before getting to the matter at hand.“I have had the Saint’s map analyzed by an expert in the warp and we feel it may be used to draw us to the location of the Mausoleum of the Lost.”Alum leans forward , his vox emitter buzzing a moment, “Located? This is optimal. Provide the coordinates and the Mechanicus will scour the site at once.”Levben holds up a hand, “Lord Governor, need I remind you that this map came from a site wholly dedicated to the veneration of an Imperial saint, our counterparts in the mechanicus are not best suited for this task.”“I agree,” you say, drawing Alum short. “But I will remind you that Saint Suspiria’s tomb is ultimately under my direct control. Likewise, the map is a shared treasure of the Imperium.”“Archeotech,” Alum says, his emitter grille buzzing harshly, “is under the purveyance of the Mechanicus, Lord Trevelyan.”“And we haven’t found any technology yet,” you add. “Gentlemen, the point I aim to make is that this site belongs equally to us all, and it is only together that we can hop to retrieve it.”“Where is it then?” Levben asks, his eyes flashing hungrily.“Deep in enemy-held space,” you reply. “Beyond reach of any one of us alone.”“Lost?” Alum says followed by a string of binarium left untranslated.“Not quite,” you say. “It is my opinion that it is in the lost systems on a world there. What means do we have to recover it?”“The Mechanicus can bring significant military force to bear,” Alum says, “The might of the Machine God is without limits.” A pause, “but we will need more to go on before we can commit.”(1/2)
“Deacon?”He seems uninterested, “We have legions of followers who would throw their lives down to reach this site if it contains what it is rumored to.”“Then you believe our only option is crusade?” you ask.For a moment the only sound is the rustle of robes and the chittering of mechanical appendages as the Mechanicus’s delegation confers in muted binarium. “A crusade magnifies our chances of successful recovery exponentially. Observation: The correction and meticulous application of firepower can yield favorable results.”You look to Levben. “Proposing a crusade is no simple task,” he says, “and certainly not when the world in question is left so mysterious.”You’re reluctant to reluctant to reveal and more information about this planet than you have to. “The prize is not the treasure alone. The lost systems contain two dozen worlds. Enslaved human populations, abandoned foundries, lands ripe for exploitation. That is the real treasure.”“And yet we struggle twenty years to secure one,” Levben says. “You propose we expand the war? With what men?”“Men from across the Imperium,” you say. “Deacon, you of all people should know what sort of strength the Imperium of Mankind can muster.”“When motivated,” he says.“Exactly. Between the three of us we represent the largest pillars of the Imperium. If we each raise our voices back to Holy Terra - and Mars-” you add swiftly, “-then we stand a good chance of mobilizing a substantial force.”Alum buzzes and chatters a moment before swiveling his head to you, “We are in agreement. Military action is the most direct solution to this formula.”Levben seems unconvinced. “I will make your wishes known,” He says. “But it would be easier with an exact planet name.”“We have suspicions,” you say, “Not enough to make a firm declaration.”“In that case,” he says, “How committed are you? What price are you willing to pay? When I take this to the cardinals or- Emperor willing - the Ecclesiarch, what can I tell them? That a governor stands back wringing his hands or that you stand prepared to sacrifice the men and women of your world in order to secure what you know exists?”>No cost is too great. We will mobilize the population.>I will pay within reason. Our sacrifice will be the same as any other world.>I’d prefer not to stake the lives of my people on this adventure.>Write in
>>4310099A brilliant counter ploy Deacon. By having us opt out, we lose a rather large amount of credibility as well as a greater point of the treasure. But of course if we commit, then we may cause great unrest and problems. Thusly, I propose a medium option between full weight and within reason. >I will supply everything I can that is not absolutely critical to the running and production to the planet. Tithes must be met, but this prize is worth our investment. Given the nature of our endevour, we will likely have a year or more to prepare to throw our weight into the ring.
>>4310111Support. Can we ask for them to swing the forces by to steam roll the one planet with the blood coven wars?TO practice our co-ordination and ability to work together and find any problems that may arise during a joint operation against a much larger enemy force.
>>4310099>No cost is too great. We will mobilize the population.^^^This sort of, but mostly this >>4310111We'll bring to bear what we can afford beyond the Tithes. Give us at least two or three years and we might be able to muster a little extra for the war effort. Should our investments in the mountain and underground farms provide fruition (1 year to build, 1 year to cultivate food for harvest). In the time it takes before we see the fruits of our labors within the mountains, we would have accumulated enough capital to start our packaging attempts to provide very palatable rations for the crusade and the Imperium at large, in addition to the purchasing of better training facilities for our mighty men and women.Actually, now that I think about it we should build the orbital station(s) first, then work towards packaging. That'll make shipping of goods that much easier and less costly. Speaking of costs:https://spacemarine.fandom.com/wiki/Orbital_SpireI spent a while looking for this. Would this be worth construction for easier imports of goods and exports of troops + food?>>4310124Yeah. Yeah. Totally. Depending on where and the what is the most optimal location to start the crusade, it would be great if we were nearest last so we can give e what we can. If the crusade could actually start or end near our planet then we'll have so much box office money.
>>4310124I disagree with this assessment. It's a waste of time and lives to commit this crusade to the coven wars, especially since we need to strike directly for silence before our crusade loses momentum and flounders into taking and holding the lost worlds. Wearing out our men on the first go isn't very clever. Not to mention I don't think we have much say in this crusade, a lord commander does.
OH! Oh oh oh this anon u/JIpwvd asked about moons before. We got Virgius. That's a tiny black rock. If we mine it out of any precious minerals and ores, we can start using it as one parts mini-manufactorum ran by Servitors and a couple of tech priests, and a secondary defences station. Nothing too fancy though. Just a few lasers and macro cannons. Maybe some sensors while we're at it?>There are a handful of cold gas giants and airless rocky balls, and Texalar with its lone moon.Have the uninhabital planets been mines out yet? If not ALum could have those mined to aid in the crusade (it would be nice if he could swing some equipment our way for a finders fee). More cargo means more money, and more money means more laser. Laser we'll point enemies of mankind.
>>4310147I think anon meant, if the Blood Coven Wars sector just so happen to be in the path of the crusade, it might be nice if they could help and curb stomp the opposition while they're on their way to the planet of Silent. And if the Coven Wars is actually enroute to their final destination, then that means once the war has been finished the remaining imperial forces can be assimilated into the greater forces.True enough about the lord commanders and morale tanking if we try to deal with the crusade first, but hey you never know. At best we can do our best to persuade any lords to consider it.Regarding morale, an anon mentioned a brand name for our rations. "Tasty Thunder Warrior Snack"?
>>4310183Basically.It would take a whole year for the forces, maybe longer to assemble, so why have forces waiting in orbit do nothing? And what ever fatigue can be rested off afterwards due to how long we'd be holding in orbit, and the relieved forces can more than make up any losses or shortfalls.
>>4310111Supporting this anon Truth be told, it will likely take at least 5-10 years for a crusade to be agreed upon, forces marshalled and for them to travel here from across the Imperium.But we now have a medium-term goal to work towards. We need to:- establish a space presence in order to develop an armaments industry and ship docking capability - increase this size of our standing PDF and improve their training, so they can be transitioned into Guard regiments - improve food productivity, so more can be done with less labour >>4310147Agreed with this anon. Any additional worlds we add to the crusade simply sap it of momentum.
>>4310111No matter what we aren't going to get a big share anon as a mere planetary governor. We are dealing with the big boys here. The Deacon is alluding to that fact. We will at least get credit and favor for getting those two agree on backing a crusade. Besides its going to take years for them to report to their own organization promptly rally the support and resources before then pressuring the rest of the Imperium into complying with the crusade. No doubt those two will be discreet on the REAL reason why are they backing a crusade so heavily. Not impossible to find out the truth of the matter but its not like they are going to care a lot.Instead, we need to offer our world as a temporary organization hub as they mobilize. Those two will move the quickest and need somewhere nearby to treat as a hub as they mobilize manpower and resources. The fact that they EASILY have a planetary governor in reach that they can actually trust to be discreet about the real reason because of how involved he is makes us the perfect choice. Our most valuable offer isn't actually the resources we can offer but instead being able to offer them a base of operations for their backline of the Crusade that they are preparing for. This is in fact the most valuable thing we can offer AND it makes them invest heavily in us. Even if the crusade fails we still make a killing.Plus it's going to be years before we see the rest of the Imperium forces show up for the Crusade they are organizing. This gives us plenty of time to prepare and build ourselves up to offer a bit more assistance(as much as a pittance a planetary governor can offer offworld anyway). Keep in mind our biggest asset is that we have an entire world to offer them as a temporary HQ and future backline base of operations.
>>4310203Where'd you read that it would say it would take 5-10 years to start a crusade? Just curious. If it will take that much time then that's just that much more time we'll get to work with. Depending on if our mountain farming endeavors will be able to net us some additional income, do you thing we should do those medium term goals you listed from top to bottom, or some other order? Personally I think we should work on the space station + maybe an Orbital Spire, then clean the ocean so we can seed it with harvestable marine life in a few years, buy better equipment to train our PDF, THEN work on packaging.>>4310208Whatever their ultimate machinations might be, earning some credit, favors, and a little capital won't hurt.If you're right about using this world as a HUB for them to mobilize manpower, do you think it might be worth it to covert one of the mountains into a mini skiing hot spot and make one of our beaches open, for the purpose of bolstering troop morale before they need to depart, in addition for entertainment for people on and off world?
>>4310208We don't need a big share. We just need to turn a decent profit margin.
>>4310183In terms of the preexisting crusade keep this in mind. Once we arrange ANOTHER crusade that will force the Imperium to FURTHER prioritize events in the area. In truth, the Blood Coven Wars will also benefit immensely as the Imperium will not only throw additional resources and supply lines. It will ALSO fuck up the enemy support and reinforcements by taking out their neighbors. After all, it needs to make sure the Blood Coven Wars are too occupied to disrupt the other Crusade and vice versa. While during emergencies diverting reinforcements can EASILY occur. Think about it you have two distinct streams of reinforcements and resources constantly pouring in. The additional protection and attention this will elicit will be immense. >>4310224It's a worthwhile investment later down the line. Boosting our agriculture, industry, and troop training are more important though. So it's not a priority.Just to tell you its probably going to be longer than that to mobilize a crusade. That is the period of time we can expect to see serious preparation finally reaching the forces who aren't Admech and eccelcharchy related who will be mobilizing first for obvious reasons. After all, it's going to take many years to have troops and ships from across the galaxy headed to the crusade. >>4310230We won't get shit in comparison to what they are going to make anon. We are only a mere planetary governor. A pittance would be HUGE for us alone. Don't expect to make a decent share as they have no reason to do so as what can we do about it? Hence the extreme importance of goodwill. The biggest profit we can make is actually getting them to invest in us for their crusade preparation. That investment won't just disappear later. We get to keep it. Hence the importance of convincing them to make us their temporary HQ and future backline base of operations.In truth without risking having their plan blow up by making another Planetary Governor offer up his world, we are their best bet. As we are the only trustworthy governor they have in reach and more importantly are just as deep in the shit as they are in regards to it.
>>4310208>>4310283This anon has the big ideas here, we just weren't thinking big enough.Never thought we could try to get them to invest in us, which would be much better than selling some tickets for the 40k equivalent of bird watching.We definitely should start hollowing out that barren moon to turn into a large staging area and defense platform. We may even be able to make some smaller ships to support fleet efforts. Provide towing into dock or basic perimeter security.I still think we should have some training exercises done between all 3 factions.
>>4310361That will probably be left to their own digression. They could possibly do some training exercises onboard their massive ships.
>>4310361The moon is best turned into an industrial hub as it requires a LOT more work in terms of fortifying(plus its cheaper for us to handle which means its something we wanna cover ourselves). Compared to an orbital space station that will be built from the ground up with defense in mind. If it's not enough space for the Admech they'll just throw more stuff on top of the moon or build additional manufacturing hubs in orbit or on the other planets in the system(wouldn't put it past them they give the least fucks about life sustaining worlds).It's most important to keep them from further polluting our life sustaining world. So its best to sacrifice a moon or anything else in the system instead. As for building defenses anon...we don't HAVE to pay for it or build it ourselves! That is up to them to cover. Which they will if we convince them to invest in our world. If the Admech agrees they'll be very busy building up the required infrastructure for the Crusade while the eccelscharchy starts throwing the needed manpower around. Best to just leave it up to the admech to decide and focus on trying very hard to keep our world free from their pollution as possible(hence the importance of the moon/space stations handed off to the admech to keep a minimal presence on the world itself). We are going to get stuck dealing with the Eccelcharchy on our world though so we gotta crack down hard on Heresy and go after that one noble family who are probably heretics given how infested their hive is. Otherwise, they are going to fuck us.
>>4310394This would unbalance the relationship into the Admech's favor so we need something to be balanced out by the Ecclesiarchy, perhaps in funding or have a permanent sisters supporting detachments places on planet.
>>4310361>>4310208>>4310394something like this+1
>>4310800We aren't favoring the admech. All we are doing is giving them space so they don't fuck our shit up. The eccelscharchy is harder to deal with. As we can only kiss their ass(working on it), donations(hah like we got the wealth to sate those coming), spreading their belief(as if) and purging heresy with extreme prejudice(only hope). Of them, the last is the most important to keep them from shoving a microscope so far up our ass that only the Inquisition can beat them. Which they WILL do so if there is too much heresy on our world when they prepare for the crusade. It's best we become the hugest hardass about it possible before they show up in mass. If not they are absolutely going to fuck us for it.We really can't impress them with funding. As for allowing more detachments keep in mind, they need an excuse to establish new sister enclaves. Which they will get only when they have arranged the crusade an excuse which gives them the right to establish more of them for the sake of those Crusades. Of course, when they ask we will comply with it. As we don't have the choice to refuse since if we intend to host their temporary crusade HQ and future backline HQ. Later we'll also have to play along with other Imperium forces who show up for the crusades but honestly that worry is for much later(probably looking at a decade at least).Don't even get my started on the Inquisition. So far we avoided them by being a backwater nobody and not fucking up too hard. Once TWO fucking Crusades are declared in the same region. You bet they are going to send someone to check things out. Of them, since we were the ones who had the discovery in his world and sat down with both sides about starting a new crusade. Followed by offering up our own world for it. They absolutely going to stop by to say 'hi'. Which makes it all the more important to purge our ranks of corruption and heresy ASAP before the Inquisition considers it a good idea. Luckily we have a grace period before the Inquisition can bother to investigate by then we need to cover our asses or else get probed by them personally. They'll have all the excuses in the world to keep the two crusades from going wrong.The noble houses will probably hate us for it if not before we fucked their shit up digging for heresy certainly now for corruption, but if it's pissing them off or the inquisition instead it's obvious who we are going to rather piss off. The nobles will probably be extremely happy about our plans until they realize we plan to fuck them up in order to minimize our odds of getting fucked in return by the big boys that are coming. Plus we'll have a delicious pile of dirt to give to the Inquisitor who is going to show up to say 'hi' while praying it will be enough for them to leave us alone.
>>4310940>heresyArent they already aware of its existence on our planet?>SistersDont we already have one of those here on Texalar?>InquisitionYep. Hopefully our efforts to remodel the hab-blocks would muck up some fuckos with hidden stuff, and a pleb would be kind enough to point that our to the nearest Arbites.>Nobles & HeresyI mean if we do find Heresy among a noble family then we'd be better off purging most of them. Unless that's our own family, then that raises more questions. Wasnt there a recent major issue with Pemberton's hive home where an ambushed killed a lot of guards and sisters?
>>4310164>MinesThere is no substantial mining in the system. The Mechanicus here basically maintains servitors and the hive worlds.>Write insWriting
You weigh your words before replying. “I will supply everything I can that is not absolutely critical to the running and production to the planet. Our tithes must be met, but this prize is worth our investment. Give us at least two or three years and we might be able to muster a little extra for the war effort. With the nature of our endeavor, we will likely have a year or more to prepare to throw our weight into the ring.”“We parse this as full commitment,” Alum says, looking to Levben. “You will be wise to commit your own force to this equation.”The deacon is deep in thought a moment. “I will relay my support to the Cardinal. Perhaps in time we can muster the needed forces.”“An expedited expedition,” Alum says.You’re not sure if that’s a joke.You smile, “Then we are in agreement. An effort should be made to take the lost systems.”“We are in agreement,” Levben says.++++++You craft a detailed letter of endorsement to be forwarded along to - ideally - the High Lords of Terra. Normally you would be just one voice of trillions clamoring for assistance and attention. You hope with the Mechanicus and Ministorum behind you then you will get noticed.Reports of your decontaminated farmland are positive, anticipated yields are high with wastage low. You anticipate a favorable harvest soon.Less positively there has been an outbreak of Lung Rot in Nashton. Reports from Medicos on scene say it is more severe than most seasonal Lung Rot among the harvesters, but not impossible to isolate and potentially treat. House Pemberton assures you the matter is well in hand.You focus yourself on your meeting with General Constantin who arrives in your private office a short while later.He has brought with him a readiness report for the units under his care. “Lord Governor, my mean have conducted numerous training exercises alongside the Texalarian PDF and we declare them fit and able. Underhive raids have turned up few subversive cells and no evidence of widespread insurrection. The last cabal of heretics we found was purged without remorse.”You’d seen the grisly photos of the site of some foul ritual. Decrepit bodies lay blackened and burned throughout a bare cement room.“I’ve received word that the latest offensive in the Rad Marshes on Rindar will be taking place within a month’s time and I would like your permission to take my leave and bring my men back to the battlefront.”You know you that you shouldn’t keep Constantin and his men here forever, but you also know that you have the power to do just that. Their absence has clearly set the war effort back but they also greatly increase your own planetary security.>You have my permission. Take your men back to the wars>I will ask you leave a regiment behind for ongoing training purposes>I’m afraid that there are security concerns on Texalar that require your presence for longer still.>Write in
>>4312118>Write inAtlas is having serious heresy issues. Once you help us flush them out and investigate we will no longer delay your mission. Also make sure to investigate the noble house in charge of said hive. We need intel on them enough to get the Regiment to act on it if necessary.
>>4312118This >>4312126Along with clearing the remaining cultists and doing a background check, that would leave them just enough time to really polish our troops, and we could probably send some of them to the war to bolster their efforts.Alternatively, if they could simply leave a Platoon or Company's worth of veteran guards here to train Texalar troops for a few years, then you can send the rest of your forces back. Given a year we could then send a fresh batch of competent guardsmen to the Coven Wars.Is that agreeable general?
>>4312118>Less positively there has been an outbreak of Lung Rot in Nashton. Reports from Medicos on scene say it is more severe than most seasonal Lung Rot among the harvestersThis reeks of Nurgle, and we already have cultists confirmed to be on the planet. We should at least send some investigators of our own to check this out
>>4312798tbf they've already done quite a lot. If they just leave a small number of them to act as drill instructors before we invest in better training equipment, it might be enough to send to bulk (not all) of their forces back. The sooner the War is brought to an end, the better.
No post this weekend guys, I have personal stuff to attend to. We will get back on this on Monday.
>>4312118>Write inAsk he can give a squad or platoon of volunteer veterans to stay behind and train future troops and PDF, including ones that will be sent in future tithes and reinforcements to the front lines such as the Coven wars.
>>4312906We don't have to send them in, or even any military forces, just investigators to discover if there's sinister causes behind the disease. I think a planetary governor should know that disease can be tied to chaos
>>4313359Time to make a planet wide vox cast on how to "not be a smelly plebeian and learn how to wash your hands."
>>4313485I'd be pretty pissed if a shiny holovid popped up everywhere telling me to shower with clean water when I don't even have dirty water that won't kill me after horribly shitting out my insides around to drink.It'd be our "Let them eat cake" moment.
>>4312118>You have my permission. Take your men back to the wars
>>4312798>This reeks of NurgleWhat on earth is a 'Nurgle'? Fortunately Lung Rot outbreaks aren't uncommon. It's probably nothing.>>4312126>ThisWriting, sorry for the delay, guys.
“I am still concerned about the ongoing heresy in Atlas. If you mean would be kind enough to help finish clearing the underhive we could return you to the front sooner, minus perhaps a training cadre.”“May I speak freely, Lord Governor?” Constantin says.“Of course.”“With respect, my soldiers have swept the underhive. We have done so on many occasions. We are not arbites, we are soldiers meant to fight a war, and there is no war here.”Constantin’s rebuke startles you a moment, but you recover quickly. “General, I have real concerns about the safety of my world-”“Then I suggest you take those concerns to the Inquisition or the arbites,” Constantin says firmly. “If you order my army to remain here, I will submit to your command, but if you give me leave then I will be off with my forces at first opportunity.”>Very well, I will inform the Inquisition, you are free to leave>My own security forces will handle this. You are free to leave.>I’m afraid I must insist you continue to patrol Atlas until the situation is dealt with>Write in
>>4317410>My own security forces will handle this. You are free to leave.Uh, haven't we already discussed why calling the inquisition could lead to some seriously bad consequences for us?
>>4317410>My own security forces will handle this. You are free to leave.We might have to hire some veteran mercenaries for training if our boys still lack the proper training.>>4317442Yup, bad copy paste.
>>4317410>Thank you very kindly sir, you may take your leave.He's been nothing but professional and respectful, send him off with our stamp of quality approval
>>4317410So wait we can't investigate the noble family in charge of Atlas?
>>4317482We can, just not with the backing and extra firepower of veteran guardsmen.
>>4317410>My own security forces will handle this. You are free to leave.Thank you for you opinion general. Perhaps I might be over thinking things.
>>4317442We have. I think that was Constantin low key throwing a jab or insult sorta. Not explicitly an insult but more along the lines of "if you can't do your job then the inquisitor is gonna find someone to do it for you" without saying that outright. I don't hold it against him.>>4317410Perhaps as a token of our thanks we can supply them with some of the new foods and rations we're growing? An extra bulk of nutrients to supply their men and women with the extra calories they'll need for their campaign against the traitors.>>4317457Possibly. We'll also need more equipment.
>>4317410>My own security forces will handle this. You are free to leave.
I kinda want to ask him how he feels or what he thinks about the improvements we made to the lives of the workers and the planet. Maybe ask him if he would ever return to this place after his service or what he thinks would make the plant better.I can guess hes got nothing positive or nice to say, but maybe he has something useful to say?
>>4317538Criticism helps. I wonder if OP will mention it.
>>4317410>>My own security forces will handle this. You are free to leave.>>Write in"Walk always in the light of the Emperor, General. Godspeed."
>>4317482That's a job best left to an inquisitor. Any other investigation will be cursory at best and what could be done has been done.>>4317538>>4317797I'll tackle this.>My own security forces will handle this. You are free to leave.>WritingI'm goin to wrap this thread here as an FYI.
“My apologies, General,” you say with a gracious smile. “All of your assistance has been most appreciated. I’ll ensure we provide you with some extra food rations for your trip out as a token of thanks.”“Much obliged,” Constantin says, relaxing ever so slightly. “Unless there is anything else?”“One thing, General. I’m curious how you find our world.”“Find it, Lord?”“Yes. You’re an outsider here and as such you bring a set of fresh eyes to our people and our problems. Care to weigh in?”“Permission to speak freely?” Constantin asks with that same blank professionalism.“Of course.”“I find Texalarian commoners to be a pitiful lot. Superstitious, malnourished, browbeaten. They aren’t soldiers, they’re cattle. I can herd them forward into the guns but they don’t fight with spirit, my lord.”You blink, your smile frozen in place.“You world has produced some heroes. Winterborn comes to mind, but he’s an exception. I’ll take every pair of hands I can get on a lasgun and Texalar provides its share.”“A people of farm hands don’t take naturally to military life I’m afraid.”He nods, “But I have to admit, there have been improvements under your leadership I think. I’ve heard from my men returning here that they hardly recognize the place. A man fights harder when he loves his home, my lord. These men don’t yet love Texalar. But they’re getting there.”“Thank you for your candid opinion, General.”“Any time,” Constantin says. “I will marshal my men and pick a cadre to remain here to train your PDF further.” He salutes you and you sketchily return it."Walk always in the light of the Emperor, General. Godspeed."“And you, Lord Governor.” Constantin turns on heel and marches from your office.++++++This concludes the first thread of Threefold Oblivion. We’re almost on page ten and I want to archive it first. Thanks everyone for playing and look forward to a new thread in the future. Unfortunately for me work is kicking up because of Corona-chan so I’ll be busy in the immediate future. To stay apprised of updates be sure to follow me on twitter or stop by the cesspool that is my Discord.Thanks for playing! See you soon.https://twitter.com/TimeKillerQMhttps://discord.gg/BnJeeu4
>>4319155>Winterborn comes to mind, but he’s an exceptionHey, that's us!
>>4319155What a candid response. Ah well, I suppose we did ask. But his lack of diplomatic tact is certainly nice.
>>4319155What a fucking bro that general.
>>4319155>You blink, your smile frozen in place.kek