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    72 KB Rogue Trader Quest: Space Heroics Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/06/10(Wed)23:59 No.12356534  
    Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/12343410/

    Behold, Dolemite Deadlift, Hero of the Imperium! Or, more realistically, hero of a naval engagement in the boondocks of the Ultima Segmentum. In his first official action as Rogue Trader, the new traveler of the stars left the unclaimed planet unexplored to turn his attention elsewhere and come to the aid of Imperial forces fighting against Orks in stolen Tau ships. The late arrival of the Igneus Aequitas turned the table on the foul Xenos, shifting the battle in the favor of the righteous Imperial defenders. Immediately Captain Deadlift deployed three squadrons under command of his Voidmaster Gabriel to defend a space station orbiting the gas giant nearby. The swift and deadly Igneus then danced about the battlefield, turrets and void shields protecting it from whatever fire it could dodge.

    The decisive blow that won the battle was the cross fire between the Igneus’ Titanforge Lance and the strike cruiser’s broadsides that caught the ork’s flagship, a miniature spacehulk, in a pincer movement. The foul algamtion of stolen ships was destroyed in short order by the fierce combination of weaponry, but not before damaging the macrocannon’s on the Igneus Aequitas.

    With the battle won, Dolemite Deadlift is left on the bridge, as he listens to various reports of incoming messages from remaining imperials ships, as well as constantly updated information on the damage sustained. One of the bridge members, a cute red head in her mid twenties, announces that the captain of strike cruiser has requested a meeting.

    > What do you do?
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)00:00 No.12356541
    >Sorry for the delay, lab work took longer than expected.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:01 No.12356548
    >One of the bridge members, a cute red head in her mid twenties, announces that the captain of strike cruiser has requested a meeting.

    This meeting had better be a bitchin PARTY!

    Because thats how we roll
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:03 No.12356558
    Immediately set up a meet with the captain. Time to sort this stuff out. Also get to work on repairs, analysis of damage, and see how far this will set us back from exploring the planet.

    What'cha working on, Tablet?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:04 No.12356575

    Send a response asking for the strike cruiser to give us an approach vector. Have the Tech priests begin damage assessments and casualty lists. Recall our fighters and head for wherever we're going to dock with the cruiser with our Seneschal in two.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:07 No.12356601

    two = tow

    Also we should probably strike a humble pose when we first meet the captain. It's entirely possible that there's some animus between regular military and rogue traders, and even if there isn't we don't want to threaten the commander of the cruiser's authority by looking like we're trying to grab credit.

    "habangs adversus" Ominous Captcha
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)00:11 No.12356647
    The seneschal hands you a damage report on the macrocannons. Twenty of the three hundred batteries were damaged, and over two hundred people were killed or injured. Warp jumps are still possible, though dangerous for those in immeadiate area of the damage.

    As for the meeting, the seneschal says that if you wish, the Igneus will be ready in position to coordinate and dock in thirty minutes.

    >What do you do?
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)00:14 No.12356687

    >I was working on the optimal temperature aount of red blood cells to do work, and to see at what point the proteins would denature as part of the research study.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:14 No.12356692

    How long will it take before repairs allow us to jump to warp safely?

    Tell Jeff he can take what he can use from the dead, but the wounded are off limits, and to be discreet about it.

    Have Jet prepare a closed casket service for the dead, let us know when it will be.

    Dock with the strike cruiser. It'd be rude to turn down a face to face meeting, especially since we're damaged.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:20 No.12356769
    Order repairs to begin. Prepare for our meeting, Collect our senior staff.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)00:25 No.12356836
    You send a message to H1256-J47, who after a couple of minutes of computations replied it would take three to four days to rebuild the ship, provided the necessary materials were supplied. Given that your in the middle of nowhere in space, that may be a problem.

    Jet, thankfully is able to comply with your request without much trouble. A number of the dead where lost to space in the explosion. Only seventy were kept on the ship, the rest unrecoverable. Of those seventy, roughly fifty or so are dead, the rest quickly transported to the medi-bay. The funeral can be arranged in three days time, so that a census of the lost can take place.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:28 No.12356870
    Demand a magnificent hat as payment. This is VITAL.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:29 No.12356880

    Tell Jeff to forward a preliminary list of materials, and we'll bring it up during our meeting with the captain.

    Also have someone get in touch with the space station we rescued and see if they can assist us.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:30 No.12356895
    Well we can always ride on the skirt tails of the larger vessels till we get to a docking station.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:32 No.12356912

    We still have a planet to conquer for the glory of the god emperor, and the fleet may not take a detour for us.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)00:32 No.12356920
    Hm, a hat is required. How else are you going is the captain going to know you’re a Rogue Trader. You turn to the seneschal, and inform him you need a hat. He raises his eyebrow for a moment, before asking if you would like the dashing hat with the feather, or the fancy hat with all the gold.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:33 No.12356927

    Dashing. We don't want to get into a hat-dick waving contest with the captain.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:34 No.12356942
    We're still going to end up getting a better hat from the captain.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:34 No.12356944
    That planet isn't going anywhere (ok it's orbiting, but still). They're heading to a docking station as well, with the damage they sustained from that fight. It wouldn't be too small of a detour, especially that we've helped them out in a battle that could've turned for the worse.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:36 No.12356962
    Definitely the dashing one. While we love magnificent hats, it must be tasteful.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:36 No.12356963
    Gold, of course!
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:37 No.12356971
    One more vote for the dashing hat; let's be classy on our first impression.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)00:41 No.12357005
    The seneschal nods in acknowledgement, and exits the bridge, presumably to retrieve your dashing hat. Unlike the gold hat, which came with the ship, that particular feathered cap was acquired during your time in Ordo Xenos, where you stole it from a smuggler lord who was transporting Tau material to imperial worlds. It has seen you through thick and thin, and if you’re going to meet some big important captain, you need whatever edge you can get.

    >what do you do next?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:44 No.12357037
    Time skip to meeting.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:44 No.12357043

    Head for the docking area, have someone prepare a nearby stateroom so we have somewhere to take the captain of the strike cruiser for our meeting.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:48 No.12357080
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    Put together this ship sheet whilst waiting for today's thread, just based on my best guess combined with what I've read in other threads of our ships capabilities - comments?
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)00:53 No.12357130
    The seneschal soon returns with your dashing hat, and you leave the bridge to head to the docking area. As you exit, you ask your seneschal to set up a state room, so that there might be somewhere to speak with the captain, to your surprise he informs you he has already had the crew begin construction one while he went to get your hat. You are pleased with his work, and continue along the way to the docking area.

    On the way down to the area in the Elevatus, the seneschal inquires if you would like to bring anybody with you during the meeting. Who would you like to bring?
    >No one
    >The seneschal
    >The Navigator
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:53 No.12357140
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:54 No.12357142

    The Seneschal is our best bet for this. The rest of the crew might be... problematic. Hell we might be problematic.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:55 No.12357156

    Defiantly the seneschal.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:56 No.12357163
    Seconding this.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:57 No.12357168
    Gabriel did alot of the work, he should have part of the glory
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:57 No.12357173
    We are FAR too reliant on this man.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)00:59 No.12357196

    That's kind of the point of a Seneschal. Also why we've got to know the senior NCOs and Officers ourselves, so that he's not our sole intermediary with the crew.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:01 No.12357208
    Yes, but we don't know if he's power hungry. If we rely on him for absolutely anything, he may take advantage of us.

    Oh, and he tried to get rid of our waifu.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)01:02 No.12357216
    The seneschal only nods when you ask him to accompany you, though you think you see a bit of a smile in his eyes. Weird. Roughly a half hour and an Elevatus ride later, the ship has docked and you are at the docking bay. Several “tubes” have linked up with the strike cruiser, making it possible to simply walk the distance to ship. However, the seneschal points out you have two options: You can walk over to his ship, and be a guest there at his mercy, or you could have him meet you here. However, the latter option has the possibility of offending the captain.

    >What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:03 No.12357228
    Yes, we are. It would be easier to be otherwise were he not so bloody competent. Bring Gabriel. Request the mask be left.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:03 No.12357231
    We meet half way through the tubes

    no one would try shit in there
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:04 No.12357243
    >Request the mask be left

    I just realized that's all we needed to do this entire time
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:04 No.12357244
    Actually, I agree with this.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:05 No.12357248
    Meet over there. Yes, we are at his mercy, but we paid him a serious boon. Further, we are not asking for a fortune in recompense.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:06 No.12357259
    Have him escort us to his ship half way.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:06 No.12357260

    We're a Rogue Trader, an independent officer of the Imperium with a warrant of trade signed by a goddamn primarch. If we're scared of going onboard a strike cruiser because of worries about being taken prisoner, we might as well not HAVE a hat.

    Send a message asking where it would be most convenient for the Captain of the Strike cruiser to meet with us, and then go there.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:08 No.12357272

    What ARE we going to ask for? If anything?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:08 No.12357282
    Well it also goes both ways, we're obviously a RT and he could be uncomfortable with meeting us
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:09 No.12357283
    Supplies to fix our ship
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:09 No.12357289

    Assistance with repairs, maybe some new crew members, cash or schematics for heavy weapons or tanks. But ask after we feel out the mood a bit.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:10 No.12357296
    A hat, fuel, and supplies to repair our ship

    Also we can ask if they'll help us secure the uncharted world we scouted
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:11 No.12357312
    Perhaps we should ask about any blanks?
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)01:11 No.12357315
    “A clever compromise,” the seneschal notes with a mixture of pride and surprise. Surely no one would try anything there. During your time in the Inquisition, you remember how everyone in the navy would pay you the utmost respect provided they knew who you worked for. However, it was not always the case with Rogue Traders. In the end, it depended on the captain and the Trader and how they reacted to someone who could refuse to give them whatever they wanted.

    The seneschal and you walk down the “tube,” and after fifteen minutes find yourself in the middle of the tube greeted by several ensigns. Five of them in total, the apparent leader bows before you, before requesting you accompany them to the ship where the captain is waiting to hold a banquent in your honor.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:14 No.12357352
    If we try to stay in the tube we'll just exacerbate the situation. If we go in we're at his mercy.

    Odd how he's already got a banquet ready... or am I just being paranoid?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:14 No.12357356
    Good point. Seconding
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:15 No.12357366
    Follow and ask for the Captain's name.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:16 No.12357373

    Thank them and let them lead you on.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:16 No.12357377

    Damn, this is the best collective response from tg I've gotten yet; and they're all excellent suggestions.

    I personally like the hat and blank idea though, maybe try to fit those in on top of the other, more necessary stuff.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:17 No.12357383
    We should summon Gabriel as well, to take part in the feast. Maybe he'll take off his mask.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:17 No.12357386

    This is a Strike Cruiser that's apparently the same size as a space hulk. I wouldn't be surprised if it has a fully stocked brothel and gourmet kitchen standing ready at all times.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:19 No.12357405
    Speaking of the Blank, couldn't we just call in a favor with the Inquisition?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:21 No.12357441
    I don't think we have any favors. And we don't want to owe a favor to the Inquisition. I believe that is how we ended up serving with them.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)01:23 No.12357466
    The two of you follow the Ensigns, and listen them thank you for your aid in the battle. The strike cruiser and its escort had been inconstant battle for almost three days against the ork fleet, and while several more Imperial ships had shown up to aid, it was the Igneus that had turned the tide and help the cruiser win the battle. The captain of the strike cruiser, which now has now been revealed to be named the Blade of Redemption, was adamant about thanking you in person. When you inquire about his name, the ensigns reveal him to be Captain Cetus. To your left, the seneschal seems to take note of this.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:24 No.12357481
    Tablet said it was aminiature space Hulk, one in the making. It probably just had a few ships that were maintained by orks.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:24 No.12357488
    You do NOT wanna owe the inquisition favor.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:25 No.12357496

    "My crew and I are just glad we were able to offer assistance"

    And follow along to the banquet.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:31 No.12357551
    Seconding this.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:34 No.12357580

    "all other ships long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous; but the whale-ship touched there. The whale-ship is the true mother of that now mighty colony."
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)01:35 No.12357586
    You exit the docking bay to be greeted personally by whom you assume to be Captain Cetus and his senior staff, as well as their honor guard. The presence of soldiers put you off at first, but then you notice they are still shouldered and thus likely there for decoration only. As you step out of the metal tube that joins the Blade and the Igneus, the staff and honor guard salute you, while captain steps forward and holds out his gloved hand.

    He is a tall man in full naval uniform, and his face reveals is the only face showing his brown skin. His right breast is covered in medals, and an impressive hat covers his head. He looks at you with instense grey eyes, and says, “Hail, Captain. I am Captain Cetus, of the Blade of Redpemtion. It is a pleasure to meet you. Who might you be, and of what dynasty and ship do you hail from?”
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:37 No.12357617

    Shake hands with the Captain. "I am Captain Deadlift, of the ship Igneus Aequitas, scion of the ruling house of the planet Domus, late of service to the Inquisition, and honoured to be a guest at your table." Bow your head slightly as a mark of respect.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:38 No.12357636

    Change to "A guest on your ship" as appropriate.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:39 No.12357640
    Firmly grip his hand, "Hail, Captain Cetus. I am Captain Deadlift of the ship Igneus Aequitas. I am the first of my dynasty. It is a pleasure to meet you."
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)01:41 No.12357668
    “And I, honored to have you. Might we ascend to the banquet? Or would you enjoy a guided tour of the ship? Obviously, I cannot take you everywhere, but I can show you around the important areas. Which would you prefer?” he asks, as he finishes shaking your hand.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:44 No.12357696

    "While, I would enjoy a tour of such a magnificent ship as this, I feel I must decline in favour of the banquet. I do not wish to be off my ship for too long, and have not eaten recently."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:44 No.12357697
    Lets see the ship. It might give us insight as to how an experienced captain runs a ship. Make us less reliant on our senior crew
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:45 No.12357704
    "A tour would be enjoyable, Captain. Lead on."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:45 No.12357710
    Officers Den
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:46 No.12357713
    Tour, then food.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:48 No.12357733

    Take me to your whores that I might ravish them with my turgid manhood whilst my seneschal looks on disapprovingly. If the whores are unavailable, then the majestic banquet your crew have prepared for us will suffice.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:53 No.12357780

    Our current waifu is named, quite literally, "Jealousy", and can kill us with her mind, that's probably a bad idea.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)01:55 No.12357802
    “Of course, I understand. I myself have not had time to particularly enjoy meals lately. That battle lasted for too long, and I look forward to eating heartily,” he says with a small laugh. The other officers behind him laugh each laugh their own laugh, some awkward and forced, the others tired yet genuine.

    Captain Cetus leads the seneschal and you from the docking bay to you assume the dining galley. Along the way, Cetus explains how the battle began. The Blade of Redemption and it’s retinue of smaller ships were patrolling the area for pirates. Recently, there had been reports of pirates, and it was believed the Tau were paying them off to attack merchant ships. The fleet arrived at the space station as a staging ground; it performed a standard patrol, and began to make preparations to leave when the Orks arrived in their stolen ships. The battle was deadly in the beginning, and for two days the fleets where locked in a stalemate. It was the Igneus’ arrival that turned the table, and allowed the Blade to secure victory.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:57 No.12357822
    She is also psyker Hanners. That's got to count for something right?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:59 No.12357851
    Dammit, OP.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)01:59 No.12357858

    Smalltalk with captain Cetus as we walk "I noticed the Orks had their hands on alot of Tau hardware, either they're pillaging the Tau military at will or the blue bastards are desperate enough to try bribing the greenskins or hiring them as mercenaries. I wonder if this means a collapse is in the cards, or a fresh invasion from their Sept worlds."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:03 No.12357890
    It was my pleasure to help see to the success of the Holy Fleet. While I was rather in middle of something, I could hardly ignore your requests for aid. So, is there any word on the Tau in the system?
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)02:03 No.12357892
    He nods, and says with a serious tone, “I noticed too. While it is most likely they just stole, or ‘looted’ the ships as those foul Xenos say, I wouldn’t doubt the foolishness of the Tau to attempt to hire orks to do their bidding. I’ve never heard of an ork actually working for someone other than another ork though.”
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:03 No.12357897
    Er, I just realized how that sounded. Not supporting the whores idea. Just saying she might not be THAT violently psychotic.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:05 No.12357915

    Maybe not, but the Xenos filth work in mysterious ways. I'm almost of a mind to suggest that the navy pay them a visit and crack their world to teach them a lesson.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:10 No.12357975
    Any insight in operations against the Tau? I may end up having to...deal with them soon.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)02:13 No.12357995
    He nods solemnly, and says, “Perhaps, but we would need to repair first, and prepare a new fleet as well as alert the guard. That will take weeks, if not months. I have heard, however, there is a space marine fleet around here somewhere. They are likely not in this subsector, but somewhere in the greater sector on a crusade against greenskins. I have no idea which chapter, but if any of Him on Earth’s sons could accompany us, it would ensure our revenge to be a success. Alas, I have no idea where they are to entreat for their aid.”

    As he finishes up his little speech, you all arrive in the galley. A magnificent table, easily capable of seating dozens of men, it is laden with kinds of foods you haven’t seen in since your retirement party from the Inquisition.

    >what next?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:13 No.12357997
    Wait a moment, doesn't our charter allow us to requisition equipment and personnel from the navy as needed?

    If so, give the captain our congratulations, as he has just joined the Deadlift Dynasty!
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)02:13 No.12358003
    >meant tfor that to be directed towards
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:17 No.12358038

    Sit down at the table.

    "If we encounter a sign of them on our activities we will pass the message along, we were in the process of surveying a lost world that may contain human settlement when we received your message, and will likely be making other stops in this sector."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:20 No.12358063
    Ask regarding raw materials as we took some damage and need repairs.
    Even if it does, we need folks in our corner. Having a captain who would respond to our requests for aid would be very nice.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:22 No.12358077

    Yeah... we could try that. Or we could ask for the minimum and have a navy battle group owing us a favor.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)02:25 No.12358111
    “A lost world, you say?” the captain responds, his eyebrows rising. His interest clearly risen, he says, “I have heard of something like that myself. Supposedly it is an unexplored, unclaimed world. However, a lost world implies humans, possibly where a colony could be established.” As he takes a seat at the head of the table, he contemplates this new information.

    Striking a serious thinking pose, he says, mostly to himself, “This is very interesting news. If there are humans, there, it is our duty to bring them the Emperor’s light. No doubt the Tau know of this as well, perhaps they have established a colony of their own there? That could be where the pirates are coming from. And even if they aren’t, a planet such as that would either have enough raw materials to or an infrastructure to help boost the repair rate of our ships.”
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:31 No.12358172

    "The world we encountered had no signs of settlements that would support a spacefaring or even an industrial culture*. The human population had likely regressed to a pre-technical level... What is the designation of the world you have heard of? We may not be speaking of the same thing."

    *not technically a lie. I just don't want to tell him everything we know.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)02:36 No.12358206
    He looks up at you, obviously surprised you heard what he said. Suddenly he is drawn inward, and says furtively, “A planet, not too far from here. In a ship of your size and likely speed, it would only take a jump of about fourteen hours, give or take an hour depending on how the warp favors you and the skill of your navigator. It would he been explored more recently, but the currents of the Immaterium was against any trip until lately.” He stops speaking as plates of food are handed out. He begins to eat in a decidedly refined manner, and asks when it becomes appropriate to speak, “So, you said you served in the Inquisition?”
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:44 No.12358264

    "Yes, under Inquisitor Aushwitz of the Ordo Xenos. Now that I have a point of comparison, It's far preferable to fight Xenos in space than eyeball to eyeball."

    Sample the food.

    "My information on the planet was patchy at best. You seem to be better informed than I am about it."
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)02:49 No.12358316
    He gazes at you with intent, and says with a calculated tone, “I have never heard of Inquisitor Aushwitz. Indeed, I find myself in lucky position of never of having been involved with them. While their mission is pure and holy, I do not envy those such as you who have had to deal with such matters as concerns them. As for the planet, I naturally have the best information. It would be foolish to travel the stars looking for pirates without knowing where you’re going. Indeed, the planet I speak of was one of my intended stops. Perhaps I should go first, to inspect the planet. Given that you attended another one, it is still possible that there are orks or Tau waiting there, preparing for another strike.”
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)02:55 No.12358366

    Meet his gaze. "I am a simple man Captain. Perhaps too simple for this job. The world I surveyed, was best described as a belt of mountains bisecting an area of marsh and tropical oceans. A paradise for fish, and perhaps a decent agri-world."

    Take a sip of your wine. Let your attention wander around the dining room.

    "There is absolutely no reason why such a backwater would attract the notice or attention of the commander of the flagship of a fleet. So... there are two questions."

    Lean back in the chair and meet his gaze again.

    "What do you know that I don't? And how can we arrive at a mutually profitable arrangement?"
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:02 No.12358427
    A thin smile forms on his lips, as he takes a drink from his chalice. He sips lightly, and when he finishes he narrows his eyes and says, “Oh nothing, I assure you, that you don’t already know. If the planet is as you say, then there would be no reason for me to investigate. However, as for your deal, I wonder what you mean by that. A man like me wants for little; I have a ship, thousands of men at my every command, and the wealth of the Imperium supporting me. What sort of deal could be advantageous for me?”
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:08 No.12358468

    "You know... I grew up around the lords of and ladies of Domus. They could all make the same boast, more or less. And all of them wanted the same thing. More."

    Pause for effect.

    "Now, suppose you go back with news of a close run battle against ork pirates. Good news. But hardly enough to get you more ships or more men. If you go back that your fleet found a hidden base, on a backwater world nearly gone from the imperial maps and smashed it protecting the sector... Well that's another thing altogether isn't it?"
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:09 No.12358475
    "First, and most importantly, you shall provide me with a magnificent hat."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:10 No.12358477
    Tell him you that you have no idea. Change the subject, and then enjoy the meal. No need to ruin this banquet with politics.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:11 No.12358487
    He smiles slightly, and says, "I see. And how would such a thing occur?"
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:17 No.12358514

    "You generously provide my ship with supplies, weapons, replacements for our casualties, and money. Out of gratitude for assisting with the battle. We go back to the planet and begin surveying. If we find what I suspect is on this planet we send an emergency message to your fleet."

    Take another sip.

    "You meanwhile will have brilliantly deduced from scraps of conversation with a green Rogue Trader the source of the troubles in the sector and ordered your fleet to follow us. You arrive in the nick of time and save the day, thanks to your foresight and genius at command. All of which I will swear to in a formal report."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:18 No.12358517
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:23 No.12358563
    He smiles, intrigued by your notion. However, he quickly responds saying, "That is all nice and well, but that leaves us with one minor problem. It will have required you to survey the land and land on the planet first, making you the propriator of the planet, giving you unlimited control of the planet until the Administratum arrives to formally take control. That is not something I particularly wish to happen. No effense, of course."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:26 No.12358594

    "By the terms of my Warrant of Trade, I can name an interim governor at my discretion. This actually leaves me with a problem. I don't want to hang around, nor do I want to leave any of my crew behind. Now if only there were someone I could trust; Someone with the military experience, troops and skill to hold the planet against any threats; Do you know of anyone like that?"
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:29 No.12358616
    "And what would you do with a planet consisting of little more than mountains, swamps and fish? You don't look like much of a fisherman to me." And sip. We know we can get back there before he does. What's he gonna do about it, kill us?
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:35 No.12358672
    "I see. Yes, this would be a most beneficial agreement for the booth of us. I propose a toast, to a wonderful future between the two of us," he says with a smile as he holds up his chalice.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:39 No.12358705

    Raise your glass and drink a toast.

    "A few minor housekeeping details then, first, I'll need to know what you know about the planet obviously. You can tell me or have the data sent to my ship, I don't mind. My seneschal will give whoever manages those things for you a list of what we need in terms of supplies. Aslo, I'd like a hat. A nice one. This is a sentimental favorite, but it lacks gravitas"
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:48 No.12358769
    “Of course, I completely understand.” With that said, the two of you share a toast, to new found allies and worlds to be conquered. The banquet is enjoyed, though the seneschal seems rather stiff throughout the whole deal. After the meal, the data-slates are exchanged, and you are given a most elaborate hat with the official seal of the Imperial Navy. You depart from the ship not long after, and return to the Igenus after a long days work. Between the warp travel, the battle, and the negotiating your dead tired. At the very least, you know you can retire for the night to the most comfortable bed in the world. Truly, a heroic day to remembered.

    End Day 5

    End Part 6
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:49 No.12358775
    Alright, I'm done for now. Not my longest quest, but hey, I started late. Anyway, are there any questions?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:52 No.12358800
    Do we have to roll to see if Invidia molests us during the night?
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:52 No.12358805
    Oh, and just wanted to let you know, this is mostly right. You got a couple things wrong, but I'll let you find out which
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:53 No.12358809
    No, but you can if you want to. 1d100
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:53 No.12358812

    Are we still on a daily schedule?

    Is there special significance to the name Cetus? And if there is, will our tech preist accept one of his kids as a 'baby void whale'?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:55 No.12358823
    rolled 14 = 14

    C'mon 69!
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)03:57 No.12358836
    Yes, mostly. I may be busy saturday night, but for the mostpart It will still be daily. As for importance, thats something you got to find otu for yourself.

    Hm. The dice have spoken
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)03:57 No.12358838

    Lower is better in Rogue Trader, right?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)04:03 No.12358879

    Well he wants the planet. And it's our sole discretion who becomes the governor. So we have the advantage at least on the face of it.
    >> Tablet !!0fEYB5hrFn3 10/07/10(Thu)04:04 No.12358893
    threads archived, so go vote please. I'm heading to bed, see you guys tomorrow
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)04:04 No.12358895

    I vote for being pskyer-dream-molested. She never comes in our room, but... well I'm not going to finish the thought.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)04:08 No.12358918

    Brilliant, all the more reason to upgrade our quaters with some kind of anti-psyler shielding.
    Otherwise, maybe we'll be able to converse with her in our dreams without being creeped out?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/10(Thu)04:17 No.12358971
    Anonymous is good. Where do you live anonymous, i want to play woth you.

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