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    356 KB Rogue Trader Quest Pt II Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)14:40 No.13386233  
    >>Continuation on an attempt at running a new Rogue Trader Quest from the weekend. It was a bit slow at times, but there was passing interest, so I'm posting this up.

    You are: Newly-minted Rogue Trader Lonallyn Victrix IV Von Juggdrall, known amongst your noble peers on Askelphion Secundus as a woman of wit, merit, and no small degree of skill with a blade, along with the most unspellable name around.

    You awaken in your luxurious bed aboard your new vessel, the light cruiser Tempus Fugit that your predecessor and grandfather was gifted at the beginning of his career (thanks in no small part to 20 rolls...), the sound of your automated alarm chiming - today you do NOT intend to sleep in. After a quick refreshment, you emerge into your parlour to find that your personal vox-recorder has several messages, and that your breakfast has been laid out with perfect timing, no doubt due to the influence of your ever-impassive Seneschal, Lucan.
    >>RECAP Forthcoming
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)14:41 No.13386235
    When last you left off, you were considering replacements to fill the various key personnel vacancies of Arch-Millitant, Missionary, and Explorator. Of the three clerical candidates, you decided to interview one with close ties to Saint Celestine, given the fuck-huge statue of the woman that adorns your ship and serves as a power source for the Gellar Field and Warpsbane Hull - he will be arriving for lunch, but ample time remains until then. There was a sizable amount of interest from the AdMech to maintain a presence on your ship, but after discovering the reason for your crew's hesitance to have one - namely the archeotech plasma drives that they don't like to mention, you have been holding off on that.

    Your first impression on the crew was admittedly poor - the average voidsman seems suspicious of you, seeing your grandfather's death/disappearance as ill-omened, and you have noted people making the sign of the Aquila when they think you aren't looking. The bridge crew was nonplussed by your attempt to sway them, and believe you to be at best unconcerned about them.
    >>The Void is yours! Wat do?
    >>Also, roll 1d10 to see if any special events occur, hoping not to roll low.
    >>Stats/Crew forthcoming
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)14:42 No.13386249
    Your stats are currently:
    WS d12
    BS d10
    S d10
    T d10
    Ag d11
    Int d12
    Per d10
    WP d10
    Fel d12

    In your possessions you have:
    Power Sword
    >>A gift from your grandfather. It's sharp, and well-balanced
    A Beautiful Bicorn
    >>Another gift, a massive hat with all the trimmings and a feather. You feel distinctly Rogue Trader-y in it.
    >>When worn, you may choose to discard one Fel roll after making it and before it is used, and roll again.

    Your crew currently consists of

    Lucan the Seneschal
    >>A friend of your grandfather's, and his first associate. A quiet man who prefers understated clothing, appears to maintain a network of contacts, and, from what you can tell, is not afraid of "pre-emptively" protecting your interests. He normally shows little to no expression, and when he does, it is invariably unsettling

    Freya Ninakova, the Void Mistress
    >>The current Captain of the Tempus Fugit, selected by your grandfather. A young, red-haired Valhallan woman reputed to be an excellent pilot of small craft, and quite capable on the bridge. The crew seem loyal to her, despite rumours of her possessing a bit of a temper and a headstrong nature. She seems willing to listen to you, but your flat impression on the crew the other day seems to have affected her a bit too.

    Cassya Ninakova, the Astropath
    >>Another Valhallan, the younger of the Ninakovas. Psyker Grade Beta, has served the ship since your grandfather acquired it. She seems willing to honour the agreement with him through you.

    Joson von Liebowitz, the Navigator
    >>A paunchy man with a propensity for cowls and a razor sharp set of teeth. Mostly genial, though generally drinking, and he seems quite impressed with your nobility and willing to follow you.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)14:43 No.13386253
    Those you might call allies are
    Rogue Trader von Horo
    >>A friend and possible lover of your grandfather, who you have yet to meet
    Maj. Wilhelm von Markov
    >>An old friend, back from the crusades. A bit naive and excitable, but a capable soldier. Has left "a few" messages on your vox-recorder.

    Those you might call enemies are
    Magos Tiber
    >>A techpriest who knows your ship's dirty secret. He tried to seize it once, but was "convinced" to abandon that endeavour. Whereabouts unknown.
    Rogue Trader Zarkan
    >>Has sworn your death due to a grudge. Currently experiencing "engine trouble" in the Undred Undred Teef, according to Lucan.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)14:48 No.13386297
    Yay, you're back.
    Give me a few minutes to read your posts.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)14:57 No.13386395
    rolled 7 + 0 = 7

    Didn't we also find a bolt pistol?

    Let's instruct whoever is responsible for such things to cautiously look for anybody who might help with repairs and is not affiliated with the mechanicus. Maybe we're lucky.

    Otherwise, what are our holdings on this planet?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)15:04 No.13386471
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    hello back there Dorn. I did some drawfaggotry yesterday concerning Lonallyn. I hope it pleases everyone.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)15:07 No.13386507
    Dice roll noted. Also, cheers - it seems to have slipped the long-winded recap, but yes! You found an ornate bolt pistol and an extra magazine in a hidden compartment in your bedroom.

    Also, if anyone wants a full recap, it's at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/13361451/ though I've noticed I'm alarmingly long-winded.

    You pick up a commbead and stick it in your ear, asking for Lucan on a secure channel. You explain your request to him, and after a moment's pause, he replies that he'll put out a few subtle searches for a long-term position, though he's unsure of what he'll find on a pleasure world like this one.

    Your family's holdings on this planet include your considerable bank account, the family estate (which your mother currently holds possession of) and the shares in your father's trade firm, currently being controlled by his brother-in-law, your uncle.

    There will be a bonus associated with this, I'm absolutely floored.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)15:08 No.13386515
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)15:09 No.13386533
    by the way, I think we should spent on board. Visiting weapon decks, the Enginarium, and visiting often the ship temple-shrine.... with our Voidsmistress on our side.
    We'll need also to ask our Seneschal to spin some positive propaganda on us. By the way, did we do some glorious actions before becoming the Warrant Holder ? Where did we were educated ?
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)15:19 No.13386652
    I hope it pleases you all, and that you like the sororita-like haircut.(got Blood of Martyrs recently, it played a little) and the (I hope) subtle cheese-cake.
    i'll be lurking and giving ideas in this thread, but I won't roleplay directly : I'm not a native english speaker, and if I understand very well this language, it's harder for me to write in it, especially to roleplay correctly a noble-born rogue trader. (if you want to sound obnoxious, I can however help you with French *wink*).
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)15:21 No.13386668
    Lucan explains that he can round up an escort detail if you wish to take a tour of some of the ship, taking care to avoid any areas still undergoing repairs or "black areas" where the power is not yet restored, and will have a word with Freya to ensure she is present.

    "Your command my lady, is law here."

    You were educated at the Universitat Drusianus, one of the sector's most prestigious universities - a rare boon that not many receive. Your specialties were commerce and law, with a minor in sector history. You were also the first female captain of the fencing squad and the debate team, possessing an ungodly amount of trophies and medals from both. Life as an aristocrat has been mostly dull, but you DID make a name for yourself after taking up a number of duels - you have currently only been beaten once with a sword, and that was only in a practice match with your friend Wilhelm the day before he departed to the campaigns.

    >>recoal Adventures
    No captcha, the ship runs on PLASMA. I like your style though.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)15:23 No.13386701
    Considering that I have been forbidden by two or three separate people from trying to do anything with French, that may be very helpful.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)15:28 No.13386761
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    A crazy idea, perhaps. But is there a train on the starship ? The Rogue trader travelling only on a stylish armoured steam-train on board (and perhaps on the hull , when you want to impress important visitors), like this one ? the train lines may also serves to supply in shells the macro-cannons or for mass transit...
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)15:31 No.13386789
    I think Dorn mentioned us using a tram to get to the bridge. We might be able to upgrade that to a proper train.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)15:39 No.13386879
    If I can help in any way, it is a pleasure. If you can forgive my broken writen english of course.

    Also, we can perhaps organize some swordplay with the officers : friendly duels, perhaps with a small trinket as a prize for the winner. To show them we know to fight (as a ground slogger at least) and to create some link between the Bridge crew and us.
    Concerning the Space fight, we shall collect the major battles of our starship, start to learn Her feats & glorious deeds, standard fighting proccedures... We must not monopolize our Captain time with that, but we must show her we are interessted to learn the trade.

    Ah, and perhaps we shall organize some great mourning ceremony for our grandfather, showing due respect to this awesome man and his devoted crew.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)15:41 No.13386898
    There is a tram running along a lengthy section of the upper decks, most importantly from the bridge to the officer's quarters (and your staterooms) so that they can quickly get to the bridge if the need arises. It's simple, but a bit annoying in that it depends on the power being active in that section of the ship - if something damages that, you have to walk. You would assume that the lower decks have some sort of system for transporting the heavy armaments around, but you're not sure when you'd ever need to be down there...

    You are informed that the Captain and a detachment of ratings will be awaiting you at the bridge for your tour.

    "As per your request on propaganda, milady... I would not call myself a skilled propagandist or orator. My preferred mode of persuasion is more... Personal, at best. I will do what I can."
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)15:46 No.13386954
    We might also consider an introductory present to the crew. A package of fine recaf and some real meat?

    >Maj. Wilhelm von Markov
    He might be a friend, but we're still a noble. Have one of our servants call his estate and notify them that we're busy. Have them relay to him that he should expect a call from us this evening.

    Great idea, I like it.

    We should wait with that until the priest has arrived and we know more about the ship's history & traditions.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)15:49 No.13386997
    "Thanks a lot, Lucan." with a gracious smile.
    This man is really precious, as well as the Navigator, the Astropath & the Voidsmistress.
    We must show them they have our trust -especially the Seneschal (who must be privy of all our Dynasty secrets & a dangerous man), and Captain Freya our Captain & Helmswoman-, and encourage them to trust us too, ASAP.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)15:55 No.13387063

    Could we do some quick research about the region of space our grandpapa went missing in?

    I'm very much in very of discovering new worlds and whatnot - do we have any likely areas to search in? What are their dangers? What ships have gone missing in them recently?

    Also, could we get an quick biography of the St. Celestine guy coming in? Being informed will probably make a good impression on him.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)15:57 No.13387077
    "Gifts to the crew, milady?" Lucan chuckles "It will be arranged - I believe it may be the first time some of them will have ever HAD real meat..."

    "It is my pleasure, milady. I will upload a secure channel to your commbead, in case you should need me. I will throw together the basics for some sort of practice duelling sessions at your convenience, once you have found a suitable prize."

    Calling to one of your valets, you explain that you do not have time to meet with the Major, and to inform him that you will call him at some point this evening. He's a minor noble, below your level perhaps, but enough to understand.

    Checking your chron, you see that there are still three or four hours until your guest should arrive.

    >>Where to?
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:00 No.13387116
    Flicking open the channel again, you flag down Lucan, who replies with a patient, emotionless
    "Your orders, milady?"
    You inform him of your requests, and he tells you that he will upload the dossier he has collected on the priest to your dataslate for you to read at your leisure, as well as a chart of where the Tempus Fugit found the remains of the Crux Imperialis near the Rifts of Hecaton.
    "You won't find it otherwise, milady - the worlds aren't indicated on the star charts."
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:02 No.13387148
    Well, with all those things dealt with we should be able to take the tour - if 3 hours are enough.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)16:03 No.13387167
    We thank him again, and now, it's time to read.
    (by the way everyone : if someone want to colorize the portrait, do it as you wish. I don't think we have chosen the specifics : hair or eye color, that kind of things...)

    >reached Hurghth

    Captcha want us to visit the Hurghth system ?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:04 No.13387172

    Could we also get a quick economic summary of some up and coming ship captains?

    We're leagues away from being able to buy and helm a second ship, but keeping an eye on our competition and promising young captains would probably be a wise investment.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:08 No.13387218
    Reading up, or visiting the bridge? You imagine you wouldn't be able to see the entire ship in three hours, given that it's a light cruiser, and thus rather large.

    "I will try to compile something. Smaller Rogue Traders only, or the larger ones too?"
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)16:11 No.13387264
    i'd say both. We need to know the big fish who lurks in our pound, at least to know when to run a.... to fall back on a strategically well-prepared defense point.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:15 No.13387308

    Let's read up first, meet with our cleric, then tour the ship afterwards until dinner with Wilhelm.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:30 No.13387513
    Int roll (d12) aiming high, to see how quickly you can pore over and comprehend the various star charts, history reports, etc that you requested.

    You send a message to the Captain informing her that you won't need a tour until after your first meeting of the day, and instead sit down to dig through the mountains of things you've given yourself to read. First up is the dossier on your incoming priest, one Frater Baldwin Abelard.

    The picture that pops up is of an aged man who, in his prime, and before his scars, could probably have been called handsome. Despite now having decent-quality augmetic eyes, a nose that has probably been broken three or four times, and a series of scars crossing his head at various points, he's not altogether a wreck: what remains of his shock-white hair on the side and back of his head is well-trimmed, as is his short beard.

    Flipping through his profile, you find that he originates from the Palatine Sector, and is thus a long way from home. Most notably, he has founded shrines on no less than seven worlds on his long, circuitous journey that has taken him as far as Footfall, in the Koronus Expanse, and has even been mentioned as being present in one instance on 47 Pry, a world in your sector undergoing Imperial Pacification. Current age: 107 Terran years.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)16:31 No.13387527
    rolled 1 + 0 = 1

    let's roll !
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:33 No.13387551
    rolled 7 + 0 = 7

    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:33 No.13387552
    rolled 1 = 1


    Rolling for Int.

    Hmm, our Frater seems like a bro. I like him.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:33 No.13387555
    Thankfully, you needed to roll a d12, and not a d10, or you'd be VERY confused right now!
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:33 No.13387558

    Oh, dammit.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:34 No.13387568
    Thank god you rolled the wrong die.
    >> testing rolls Im not playing TheGM !!4eB29ytjZTH 01/03/11(Mon)16:35 No.13387576
    rolled 4, 4, 4 = 12

    testing rolls
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)16:39 No.13387629
    rolled 11 + 0 = 11

    (sorry, i've read too fast, I thought it was a d10, even though it was I who suggested to upgrade Intelligence saturday... Where is my Scoriada ?)

    I concurr, the priest seems bro-like. but let's interview him first.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:40 No.13387640

    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:42 No.13387669
    Nah, let's not spend it to increase a roll from 7 to 11. 7 is still above average.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:42 No.13387674
    Drawfag bonus is decided as two rerolls, any roll. Burn one drawfag bonus roll for this? Or go with >>13387551 ?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:44 No.13387692

    Actually, let's do this.

    Let's save our rerolls for a catastrophic failure.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)16:45 No.13387703
    let's keep the bonus when the rolls are very bad.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:49 No.13387750
    Decided, keeping 7.

    The star charts are complex, but thanks to your sharp mind, and the occasionally bluntly-worded notes that appear to have been made by Freya or von Liebowitz, you pick out that your grandfather was apparently headed for a region of the Hecaton rifts that looked deserted (the red box indicates a region marked by Freya with "Here there be monsters." and by your Grandfather as "And riches!", and the X signifies the rough location of the wreckage). Interestingly, you note that von Liebowitz has editted the chart several times - alternating between "added plausible safe warp route" and "removing route - change in Empyrean".

    The battle reports you asked for (along with a note from Freya "Are you sure? As you order...") are mind-boggling for a brief bit, until your History: Naval Warfare courses point out that they are written in a cant much like the Imperial Navy's - probably a result of the crew being largely former Navy and their families. It would appear that since your Dynasty took this ship, it has been involved in two pacifications, four altercations with ships registered to one Rogue Trader Zarkan, and scores of battles with ork ships (all of these commanded personally by your Valhallan Void Mistress, including the one that currently has you in for repairs). She is a proud ship, and has a history of never showing the enemy her tail and fleeing - though so far, she's either had the support of a flotilla or has only been in small-scale combat.

    You are interrupted from further reading by Freya coming over the commbead: "My Rogue Trader, docking crews indicate your guest will be here shortly. Shall I send a detachment, or will you be meeting him yourself?"
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:51 No.13387762
    The map was too large. Scaling down.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)16:53 No.13387795
    If I remember well the protocole, he shall be sent to me. But we can choose a middle-ground : why not receive in the ship chapel ?
    (OOC : even though there is not the component "temple-shrine of the God-Emperor", there should be still be a small dedicated place on our ship to His Worship.)
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:54 No.13387806
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    Its just an idea, but the prize for the tournament you're arranging could be a small model of the power sword you're using. You could extend the premise a bit and make it the mark of the best fighter on board.

    In addition, you could hold the tournament monthly so that the crew will continue to participate and keep in top fighting condition.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:54 No.13387810
    I think etiquette suggests that we should personally welcome a possible member of our command staff.
    We're a "get shit done" noble, I hope.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)16:54 No.13387814
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    Scaled down, cut in half, hopefully visible. The far reaches of the Expanse.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)16:58 No.13387846
    possible too. But +1 on the "get shit done"personnality.
    small question : shall I work on a drawing of the ship, or other crew members ?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)16:59 No.13387862

    Meet with him ourselves. It would be the best to build a solid relationship immediately.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)17:00 No.13387873

    Draw the ship!
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)17:09 No.13387956
    You tell Freya that, by the Emperor, you are gonna get. Shit. DONE. Though you say it in a more eloquent manner. She seems to like this, and you hear her shouting at the ratings to head down in case you want them.

    As you leave the room, your dataslate beeps, Lucan having uploaded a map to the launch bay that the Frater's ship is coming into. That man is on the ball, if a little creepy. You find your way down with little trouble, and manage to put the ratings to use looking impressive. The hatch opens, and down comes your guest.

    "Throne on TERRA is it good to be able to stretch my legs again!"

    The old man seems like he's half-drowning in his humble brown robes, but you can't deny that he's got a presence - and a voice. Everyone stops working at the sound, reverently making the sign of the Aquila as he lumbers down the gangway, with what appears to be a battered Eviscerator strapped to his back. Can he even lift such a thing? One of the ground crew moves to assist him, but he presses him away, continuing towards you. You get the feeling that this may not be as genteel as you expect as he draws up short, offering you a deep bow that sees his weapon clinking on the decking.

    "Rogue Trader Von Juggdrall, I presume! You honour me, et cetera, et cetera! What do you require the presence of this humble missionary for? The hard skulls of ignorance to crack? Worlds to take in his name, and Xenos to smack offa them? I go where the Saints and the Emperor command!"
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)17:16 No.13388021
    (copy that, i'll work on the tempus Fugit )
    Our priest seems to not like the "salamelecs" usual in formal settings, fine. We shall show our best smile, and escort him to our meeting room. To his question, i'd say we answer positively, that we'll need someone with a True Faith, to bring His Light where it need be... and His Torch too. As he said he goes where the saints ask for, let's invite him to talk about his deeds, and show that we are interested in.
    (by the way, I vote for a quite pious Rogue Trader, but If you want Lonallyn to be more "roguish", as you wish all).
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)17:18 No.13388043


    Laugh like a bro, and tell him in good time!

    Let him know we're very much interested in having him stay aboard the ship! We'll make any accomodations he needs, etc etc.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)17:36 No.13388192
    You decide that it may be wise to put formality aside and, with a smile and a laugh, inform him that in good time, he will have plenty of work to do if he joins you.

    You lead him back to your meeting room, where he waves away the ratings and drops into a chair quite nimbly for a man of his years.

    "Accommodation? All I require is a place to sleep, a place to wash up, a chapel to work with, space to practice with the Emperor's weapon, and enough cheap amasec for the services! ...Maybe a bit more than enough!"

    When you ask about his past deeds, he proceeds to launch into a long recounting of the past 70 years of his life - he definitely seems skilled at oratory, mixing in the proverbs, the tales of battles and killing of heretics, and even a few bawdier bits (though nothing TOO shocking) with fiery zeal. It seems that he's even been awarded a medal of sorts from the Imperial Guard for leading a squad of troopers from Scintilla to charge a defended hill, defeat the enemy there, and turn the heavy weapons that had been stalling the advance on the enemy, though he lost his eyes while helping to heft a lascannon into a firing position.

    This done, he turns to look at you for a moment, and you can hear the whirr and click of his augmetic eyes as they focus.

    "I've never worked with Rogue Traders before, but I know the reputation you sorts have when it comes to skipping services. I'm willing not to make an issue of it if you show up at least on Emperor's Day and the feast of Our Blessed Martyr, Saint Celestine. As long as you stay on the right side of the Throne, I'll turn a blind eye to your... Shadier dealings as well - He moves in mysterious ways, and if you're in danger of going against the Creed, I'll be there to remind you who your soul SHOULD belong to."

    This done, he sits back and watches you, a serious look on his face.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)17:42 No.13388271
    I think as far as close-minded catholic space nazis go, this one's golden.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)17:43 No.13388280
    bro-tier confirmed. I suggest we hire Him ASAP !
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)17:44 No.13388302

    Tell him we're willing to take him on as soon as he's ready, and that we'll be attended regular services. Probably would ease the crew to see us regularly on services as well.

    Let him know that our first order of business will be to find out what happened to Gramps, and we'll be leaving as soon as our other vacancies have been filled.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)17:52 No.13388368
    "Ready? Throne, I brought the important stuff with me and gave the rest away - I'm ready as soon as there's a bed! And don't use the word 'hire' - I've already decided I don't need your money! I serve as the Emperor's collector, and He has given me my due in the privilege of ensuring you lot join him some day! I'll let the crew know services will begin commencing as soon as we're in the Void and on our way to find this grandfather of yours!"

    From his voluminous robes, he pulls forth a few worn, leather-bound books, a beaten flask of something that you assume to be alcohol, though it smells FAR from what you're used to, and what appear to be sacred oils. He mixes the two liquids, taking a slosh from the flask before slamming it down on the table with a smile. Apparently he's offering it to you.

    >>Crew Acquired: Frater Baldwin Abelard, Missionary, Free.
    >>If you decide to take his drink, roll T (d10) to see how it sits in your stomach.
    >>Otherwise, what do?
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)17:53 No.13388382
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    (stupid question : i presume it is THIS St Celestine ? )
    >pic very related
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)17:55 No.13388397
    That would be her!
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)17:56 No.13388414
    rolled 3 = 3


    Give him a room, and let him settle in.

    That said, let him know we're touring the ship presently, and he's welcome to tour with us.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)17:57 No.13388429
    rolled 4 + 0 = 4

    let's roll, and let's have a sip, it will be impolite not to partake with him.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)18:01 No.13388480
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    (It's quite long to do a 40k Starship correctly. If you mind, as a temporay Image, use this one : it's an Orion class Star Clipper, but i'll do the trick, I think. I use it in my IRL Rogue trader campaign)
    >pic related : Ex Cathedra
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:02 No.13388489
    rolled 9 + 0 = 9

    "Frater, I have to admit I'm not used to stronger spirits, but if this won't sit well with me I'm looking forward to train with you until I gain some proficiency." Try to recall the location of the nearest toilettium and drink.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:05 No.13388509
    Simply put, as this drink hits you, it makes you wonder if it should even be alcohol.
    Your eyes water, and your lungs feel like you've just swallowed Promethium and then lit a lho-stick. Not surprisingly, it doesn't taste much better than that, either. For a good minute and a half, you're coughing as you stare at the seemingly-harmless flask. You feel vaguely ill for a few moments afterwards, but you keep command of your stomach. For his part, Frater Baldwin seems pleased, and gives you a pat on the shoulder.

    "Thought I might give you a taste of the average voidsman's drink, mixed with a little salvation! Tastes good, doesn't it? I made it myself, learned it from an engineer about thirty years ago! You'll get the hang of it, the first time always knocks you in the gut."

    After you're quite sure you're not going to be needing your Last Rites, the Frater smiles and takes his leave of you, expressing again how happy he is to have joined your expedition. He will settle in and then venture to the bridge to meet the Captain and await the tour. For your part, you go lay down on your bouncy bed for a bit.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:06 No.13388519
    Drawfag, you are quite impressive. As is that statue.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)18:09 No.13388552
    By Saint Elana Wounds ! *cough* We might call Mita for a cupa tea, to clear our throat.
    And we don't play RIGHT NOW with th bounciness of our bed.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:10 No.13388565
    So. Continue, or leave it here for now? It is 23:10 my time, but I don't know about the rest of you.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:14 No.13388597
    One hour ahead of you, but I'm still on vacation this week. I'm fine with either option.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)18:17 No.13388632
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    We can continue a bit ? for me, it's 00h14, but I must leave at 1 am.
    by the way, choice your kind of prow everyone. Personnally I'd vote for Spear or Luxury pattern.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:19 No.13388656
    Personally, I like the look of the Leviathan pattern prow, but I guess it's ill-suited for ramming actions.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:21 No.13388677
    true, we need something which can whistand RAMMING SPEED !
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:22 No.13388689
    Mita is still getting used to navigating the ship, but she is quick to get something that is, in her words "less rough on you" into your system.

    "My Gerard used to drink that swill when he came back from the manufactorum, Mamzel - it'll burn a hole in someone like yourself! I suspect it's scarred the poor Frater's liver as much as his face... Oh, but he's a good one, isn't he? I saw him on the way out - full of fire, and not a bad figure of a man himself! I felt my soul just light up and..."

    Oh Emperor... Not now, Mita. You manage to drink the tea, and feel a bit better. You flick open your dataslate to find a message from Lucan, informing you that the Frater has made his way to the bridge, and so you hop a tram up there to rendezvous with your touring detail. Sure enough, you can hear him even through the armoured bulkhead, reminding the bridge crew that the cold they're complaining about is nothing compared to the fires of damnation, and promising them that they can warm themselves with his words and his shared drinks if they visit the chapel.

    Entering the bridge, activity seems to pause for a moment, but the bridge crew, realizing it's you, give salutes and return to work. Freya is sitting in the Command Throne again, legs over one of the arms, looking very confused about the new priest. You note that she has put aside the dress uniform for a more comfortable flightsuit, with a greatcoat over the back of her seat. Seeing you, she stands up quickly and flings on the coat to cover the flight suit, followed by some sort of horrendously unfashionable furry hat with ear flaps - both of them with the mark of some Valhallan regiment on them, likely stolen from some footslogger years ago.

    "My Lady Rogue Trader - your orders?"
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:25 No.13388715
    We'll get through the tour then, and leave it off before your late dinner with your old friend. I don't have any pressing need to flee, as I'm doing translating and other research in between posts, and the woman is still occupied by the horde of relatives that this season brings. All in all, I'm very grateful for this excercise, and I hope it's not unbearable!

    >>Your orders, Rogue Trader?
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)18:30 No.13388770
    Let's start by the ship church, shall we ? then, i'd like to see one of the Macro-battery, the main Cogitor, perhaps the Enginarium....
    Concerning our Voidsmistress, I suggest to tell her to keep the uniform she prefers. Perhaps ask her tactfully about it ?
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:31 No.13388789
    "If the situation permits your absence from the bridge, I'd like to begin that tour we talked about earlier."

    What language?
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)18:34 No.13388827
    > and I forgot, good job Dorn, you are doing very well.
    >( no more vote concerning the prow ?)
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:36 No.13388846

    Spear, definitely.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:42 No.13388915
    "Yes, my Rogue Trader. We're just running over the latest repair reports - you'll be pleased to know that the power is restored to Deck 57, Zone Sigma, and that the security crews have found and cleared the area of what seems to have been abhuman stowaways. The power had been out there for about 4 years prior."

    Freya leads you out, still explaining how large ships have been known to lose entire decks before, with the Frater remarking that abhumans are not uncommon on the lost decks. You arrive at the chapel which, though a bit dusty, is still in a remarkable state of repair. It's no cathedral, but it can fit a good sized group, and the Frater approves of both the statue of the Emperor Ascendant and of Saint Celestine.

    "By my faith, this place shall never know disuse long as I'm around! Seems your granddad had the wits to keep his priest's chambers adjoining, too! I'll be moving my stuff here, I think..."

    While the Frater goes about saying blessings over the chapel while Freya informs you that repairs are more or less complete - departure is at your leisure now.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:44 No.13388945
    Old English

    >>Author Trivia 1/1: In addition to being a bit of a nerd, Dorn is also an aspiring Medievalist, thus making him a complete nerd AND unemployable once he's finished his studies.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:45 No.13388959
    That's two for Spear, counting yours Drawfag - I like Spear as well, but I won't count mine towards the creation of your ship!
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:49 No.13389002

    Any word on non-Mechanicus repair experts? That said, we should bring up the option for Wilhelm to come along, if he'd like.

    I get the impression he might develop into a useful person to have around, given a chance for adventure and whatnot.
    >> drawfag 01/03/11(Mon)18:49 No.13389007
    >good luck with your traductions !
    I'd say we shall depart tomorrow afternoon, to check we don't have forgotten anything : all my dresses for instance.
    (quick question : do we have any armor somewhere ? a Void suit ?)
    If our voidsmistress is not required , we can pursue a bit our tour too.
    (though I'll leave very soon)
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)18:52 No.13389040
    "Did you know the last priest serving aboard ship? Should we add something in his memory to this place?"
    Speak a quick prayer to the Emperor, thanking Him for the chance granted to us.
    No idea what to do else around here, barring any great ideas we should probably move on.


    Well, best of luck to you. Although my selfish side is very pleased that you'll be able to continue running quests here when you've got your degree.

    By the way - as you are probably knowledgeable in that area - could you explain to me why nobody ever bothered to adjust written English to the vowel shift?
    Really, it's a clusterfuck I've never encountered again in the languages I know.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)18:58 No.13389099
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    "Lucan informed me about your search, my Rogue Trader - this being a paradise world, the number of those sorts of specialists is a bit... Low - suffice to say, we'd have better luck trying on a more populated, or industrially-centred world.

    As far as armour is concerned, you can check the armoury before we depart - if nothing suits you, I'm sure we can have a shop around before we depart - I'll tell the crew to standby to push off tomorrow, barring any orders from you otherwise."

    The next stop on the tour is the macrocannon batteries - several confusing lift trips away. The air here is thick with sweat, blood, and oil, and the crew seem to ignore the presence of your small band, focused on cleaning and prepping the heavy, crew-served guns.

    Satisfied, the Captain has your group zip back along the lifts and tram line, taking you to the enginarium (cont)
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)19:04 No.13389147
    "Brother Gregor? He was a capable priest - a bit softer-spoken than your choice, but... I'm told he was damn good with a hymn. He wrote some while he was here, I'm sure you could find his hymnals somewhere around the place..."

    The Enginarium itself is impressively large, but the machinery seems decidedly baroque and archaic - notes are plastered everywhere about proper rites and appeasements to these venerable machine spirits, and you notice that, for the most part, the crew here works in reverential silence, with the foremen speaking in low, hymn-like cadences that, as you listen closely, seem to coincide with the hum of the plasma. Freya reminds you that this is the bit of the ship that is best kept secret.

    "Would you like a word with the crew, my Rogue Trader, or should we leave them to their duties?"
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)19:06 No.13389168

    Leave them be.

    Proper care for the engines will do more for our reputation than any number of words.

    Should be our general philosophy as a GETS. SHIT. DONE. RT as well.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)19:11 No.13389234
    Now is not the right time, we should however invite the highest foreman to the conference room in the future. As long as we're lacking a magos-equivalent he'll probably do as a contact.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)19:14 No.13389265
    Yeah... You want to talk about annoying? The Great Vowel Shift is definitely that. In a very brief overview, I'd say you can thank the Norman French, who inspired a shift in pronunciation in English dialects to their more "preferred" way, and then occasionally overreactive shifts back, and you can thank the printing press, which began to mass produce spellings that made since... If you were still speaking Middle English.

    tl;dr? Clusterfuck. English is full of strange exceptions all the way back to where OE tried to adapt to languages like Latin.

    I could go into more detail, but this may not be the thread for it
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)19:18 No.13389314
    Freya and Frater Baldwin both agree that this seems to be a good idea, and it will be arranged over the next few days.

    Sneaking out as quietly as you came, you take the long, hours long trek back towards the bridge - the ship's main cogitator is housed in the same area, and is largely overseen by servitors, with a few crewmen parsing the data and overseeing the repairs. Quite satisfied, and a bit tired from walking, you return your Captain to her seat, where she gratefully tosses her coat over the Command Throne.

    "Our lander indicates that it has begun its ascent with your dinner guest, my Rogue Trader - you have a couple hours still to prepare for him, and I'll send word when he arrives. Is there anything else you require?"

    >>Get more shit done
    >>Retire and prepare for dinner (we'll pick up there next time)
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)19:19 No.13389330
    *sense. I blame the Vowel Shift!
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)19:23 No.13389390
    You may laugh at the French and the bullshit the académie française tends to produce these days, the "grand petite dejuner" for example, but it really keeps the language pleasantly logical. Or at least as logical as a language can be.

    I would suggest visiting the armoury but as our drawfag friend is gone it would probably impolite to continue without him. Let's retire and prepare for dinner.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)19:28 No.13389464

    I agree, we'll continue later.
    >> Dorn 01/03/11(Mon)19:34 No.13389538
    The great quote one of my lecturers gave me was that "by all appearances, it would look as if the English language was constructed by two blind men and a German dictionary". As a language that absorbed the conquerers' own languages to some degree, but kept its skeleton rigidly its own, it's built on exceptions and stubbornness, and it makes studying things like Vowel Shifts something dreadful indeed.

    You inform the Captain that she may resume her duties, and she bows before turning to harrangue her poor First Officer about something or another. Retiring to your quarters, you set your sword and hat aside for the moment and try to get some rest before the arrival of an old friend that you haven't seen in some ten years...

    --End Pt II--
    >>Cheers again, anons. I'll try to be around the usual time (7-ish GMT) on Saturday, but the rest of the week looks to be fairly busy. Thanks for sticking it out!
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)19:41 No.13389634
    My English teacher didn't bother to phrase it so eloquently. "1/2 French, 1/2 German, and 1/2 of whatever English was before the other two got there."

    Anyway, thanks for having us. It has been tremendous fun to quest with you. I'll try my best to show up on Saturday.
    >> Anonymous 01/03/11(Mon)20:09 No.13389933
    I am sad to have missed this, but it seems that by the time I get back from work it is all but done. Alas.

    Perhaps I will have more luck come the weekend.

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