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    1.51 MB Rogue Trader Quest III Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)14:42 No.13443467  
    >>As per the fact that a few people are still interested, here we go!
    >>Previous Parts:

    You are Lonallyn Victrix IV Von Juggdrall, newly-Christened Rogue Trader and owner of the bounciest bed in the sector. Your ship, the Tempus Fugit, stands ready - a light cruiser with an Imperial Navy service record and an archaeotech plasma drive that no one seems to understand quite perfectly. Having just finished a "brief" tour of the ship, the only thing remaining on your agenda for the evening is to have dinner with and old friend, Maj. Wilhelm von Markov - an excitable, if talented soldier just back from the campaigns. You go way back together, to the days of playing pranks on the servants and pilfering your estate's pantry, but Wilhelm left that behind ten years ago to follow in the family footsteps, taking a commission in the Guard. Aside from dinner with Wilhelm, whose rather numerous messages relaying his excitement at your prospects betray him to be ever the same, what you do with your night is up to you. The crew stands ready to depart tomorrow, as per your request.

    >>Crew/Inventory Forthcoming
    >>Vat Do?
    >>As a note, I'm just a BIT under the weather tonight, so this may be shorter than usual. We'll see!
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)14:45 No.13443504
    >>Dem Stats
    WS d12
    BS d10
    S d10
    T d10
    Ag d11
    Int d12
    Per d10
    WP d10
    Fel d12

    In your inventory, you have:

    Power Sword
    >>A gift from your grandfather. It's sharp, and well-balanced
    Bolt Pistol (+1 Extra Mag)
    >>Found in a hidden compartment in your room. It never hurts to be prepared.
    A Beautiful Bicorn
    >>Another gift, a massive hat with all the trimmings and a feather. You feel distinctly Rogue Trader-y in it.
    One re-roll per session (Fel rolls only)
    >>Only when wearing the Beautiful Bicorn
    Two re-rolls (Any roll that Lonallyn makes, one use each)
    >>Due to drawfagging
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)14:49 No.13443533
    Sexual Experience?
    Anal circumference?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)14:49 No.13443536
    >The crew stands ready to depart tomorrow, as per your request.
    Depart to do what? What's our first objective?

    We should make sure to take on extra supplies appropriate to it. Weapons if we're expecting to fight, goods if we're going to someplace we might make a profitable trade, etc. etc.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)14:49 No.13443543
    >>Thy Crew Is:

    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.

    Frater Baldwin Abelard
    >>Your newest acquisition, a Celestine Missionary of around 107 Terran Standard Years of Age. You consider him a "bit of a bro", and he has said that he is willing to look the other way as regards your shady dealings, so long as you don't begin bringing souls into the question. Carries a massive Eviscerator around with him, along with an assortment of priestly tools and a battered flask of liquor that he appears to have brewed himself and mixes with holy oil. You tried some, it was like drinking down the contents of a hand-flamer as the trigger was being pulled. He seems to enjoy it.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)14:53 No.13443579
    Currently you have been considering the Koronus Expanse - the popular idea has been to either attempt to track down your grandfather and predecessor, who went missing near the Rifts of Hecaton along with his ship, the Crux Imperialis, some several years ago while attempting to locate new worlds, or to begin the search for new planets to claim by yourself. Any records of why Granddad went to the Rifts appear to have been lost, though he made vague mention in a letter to you of relying on augury and fortune-telling.

    Error: Incorrect System
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)14:56 No.13443601
    I should add as clarification - your Granddad is missing, not the ship. The wreckage from that was found exactly where he said he'd be, and though a few of the escape pods were launched, scans of the nearby planets showed them to be devoid of human life.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)14:56 No.13443606
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    I'd say we shall attend to our new priest first mass. Also we talked last time about verifying we have all our wardrobe... and if we have some protective gear (void suit & armour).
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)14:58 No.13443629

    If we're going to start claiming planets, it'll be very important to have a trained and well-equipped military force. One can't take a planet with one Rogue Trader and a few hundred crewmen using lasguns. How much transport capacity for military forces do we have?

    Alternately, if we're going to just run around trying to track down our lost grandfather- which seems rather low in terms of profitability- we'll want to spec out for endurance, with extra supplies and fuel, plus an assortment of random valuable items that we might use as gifts for anyone we're trying to get information out of. But I would rather leave chasing Grandpa for after we have enough cash on hand to waste a year or six in a possibly-futile search.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)15:06 No.13443701
    i'd personnally go to Port Wander or Fortfall, trying to get information on possible profitable ventures there ; if not, then start exploring. It might be too soon to claim worlds but we can already plunder them for riches, chart new warp routes...
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)15:07 No.13443717
    Alive and well I see - your drawings remain as impressive as ever! The Frater has said he intends to hold his first service once you're free of the planet and roaming the Void again, so you don't have to worry about that for the moment. Your wardrobe should be fully on-board by morning, and anything in the armoury is open for your use, though you haven't been to see the state of it yet.

    Your grandfather took care to modify crew housing, armoury, and the like to be able to support a sizeable expeditionary force, especially as he appears to have seen action with the Navy that gave him this ship. It's no troop transport, however - you could probably fit an average footslogger regiment if you had them, but if you want more than that, you'll need to do some work. Currently you have 0 regiments' worth of soldiers, though you do have naval ratings for defense and security.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)15:18 No.13443791
    let's check the armoury then ! by the way, we shall command a nice trophy item... We talked last time about organizing a regular fencing contest among our officers, to show them our swordmanship and to create some bonds. A nice sword & special uniform for the ship's champion ?

    By the way everyone, how do you think Lonallyn fight ? I'd suggest a mono-groxwhip as a secondary weapon when we go in close combat. Our RT is a "got shit done" noble, but let's try to be both classy and dashing.
    > thanks you.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)15:21 No.13443803
    and I forgot. Our ship is above a Paradise world, we can't really recruit an army here. we can try later, above a Hive world or in Footfall, they do have many scums & mercenaries for hire there.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)15:34 No.13443947
    >Our ship is above a Paradise world
    Dammit. All we'll be able to recruit here are useless nobles.

    We should see about acquiring an actual regiment of soldiers- a guard or PDF regiment from somewhere. That'll require a stop-off; perhaps our friend will have a decent recommendation from his time on campaign.

    Naval ratings might suffice if we're boarded, but they're no conquering army. Or even a decent bodyguard. We need better.

    Anyway, since it's probably all we'll be able to get, make sure that we pick up extra fuel here, some luxury items to sell later/use as bribes, any spare parts and additional supplies we can get before leaving.

    Then let's spend some time reviewing the information that our void mistress was going to send us until dinner.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)15:49 No.13444072
    Sorry, internet cut out.

    Remind me which information that was, again?

    In the meantime, you have Freya send you an overview of your current armoury stores, knowing that your guest is en route. It appears from the Quartermaster's Report that the general equipment is flak armour, with a few sets of carapace armour to go around - enough to supply officers, mostly, and an equal assortment of lasguns and hellguns, with a few long-las for good measure. You have three man-portable lascannons and autocannons each, no powered armour, a sizeable amount of void suits, a handful of power weapons - swords and axes only, two plasma pistols, and maybe five meltaguns and plasma guns each. It's a motley assortment, but standard fare.

    Also interesting to note is that you USED to have a suit of powered armour, it would appear. This item is listed as "SIGNED OUT: FAWKS, ROGUE TRADER", and two powerfists are "SIGNED OUT: S. HALE, WHAT-DO-YOU-MEAN-YOU-DON'T-KNOW-MY-RANK".

    Shit. Thanks, Granddad.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)15:55 No.13444142
    Remind me which information that was, again?
    information concerning Other Rogue traders : major & minor powers, especially our ennemies.

    no power armor ? well, even if we still have it, it surely wasn't of our size. let's command from ther armoury a carapace armor and a void suit for our use.
    Do we have a reception room or a big fancy dining room in this ship ?
    > by the way, no comment on my suggestion for a mno groxwhip ? fine to have some reach, to swashbuckle a little if need be...
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)16:02 No.13444209
    What has been seen...
    > S. Hale, Arch-militant, using two powerfists.
    A manly brawler from Downunder, a mustache, always shirtless to show his aquila-shaped man-hair, nammed Saxton ?
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)16:09 No.13444279
    Ah yes.

    Freya - or more likely, someone on the Bridge Crew - has begun the grueling task of trying to track down records of Rogue Trader-affiliated ships in this sector and in the Expanse, but this will take time. So far, the following traders have been identified.

    Lupa von Horo. Several ships registered to this woman have gone through Port Wander in both directions. From what you know of her (this being the woman your grandfather may have been pursuing a romantic relationship with), her dynasty is of middling size, but good profit - she supplies the sector with rare spices from the Koronus Expanse, the location of which she guards jealously.

    Ishmael Zarkan. This is the man who has sworn your death already, in a very theatrical manner. His dynasty is of small size, but rumoured to be well-connected. He is currently, according to your a source that your Seneschal wishes not to divulge, somewhere in the region of the Undred Undred Teef trying to quickly effect repairs to his engine after a large beast was "accidentally" released there.

    Captain Mithras Nixios. Flagged as having entered the Koronus Expanse two standard months ago. No record of this Dynasty has reached the Administratum yet, leading to speculation that it might be new.

    Severine the Scarlet. This woman has no record of making port in the Calixis Sector, but the fact that a bounty is still posted for her in the Koronus Expanse is evidence that she may be still alive. A Rogue Trader from a large Dynasty, with several ships, Severine is reputed to not be above acts of piracy. Whereabouts unknown.

    At long last, you are roused from your reading by your Void Mistress in your commbead.
    "My Rogue Trader, the lander with your guest for the evening is due to arrive in fifteen. Will I send him an escort somewhere when he arrives?"
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)16:13 No.13444350
    let's go receive him personnally with the escort. But first, we put on our best formal-but-not-much dress.

    >by the way, granddad portrait and his arc-militant on the way.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)16:14 No.13444362
    >>BONUS LOCATED - S. HALE (1/1)
    As per my mention at the beginning of these threads way back when, SOME names bear trivia - some of these are obscure, some... Less so.

    >>Incoming Transmission
    "Sextus Hale is of unknown origins, though he claims to originate from a planet in the Segmentum Obscurus called "Australium III". No such planet exists in the Administratum, and Messire Hale is prone to exaggeration, but he has not let his reasons for obscuring his past deter him from his work. Highly unusual in that I do not believe I have ever seen him use a firearm - or much beyond his fists, really. Convinced to use a powerfist, he has served admirably ever since the day I picked him up on Footfall, and has saved my life countless times on many a heart-stopping adventure. Had to tell him to get another powerfist though, as he discarded his old one while cleansing Deck Theta, Section 34 of abhumans when it became too damaged to continue working. Rather wish he'd brought it back...
    >>Acquired information: "Fist of Hale"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)16:21 No.13444444
    Yay, just noticed you're back. Will commence participating once Ive read the thread.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)16:31 No.13444549
    >this one was quite easy, but awesome. My RT group has Saxton Hale, arch-militant, and also Magos Explorator Gadget...
    >But I don't see any other. Perhaps the 2 Vallahan, the Psyker & the Voidsmistress, are from Ciaphas Cain's Regiment ?
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)16:37 No.13444621
    Once you have deemed yourself properly attired (part of this, as your valet is quick to remind you, involves keeping everyone waiting), you make your way to the hangar, where the escort detail is already lined up, as per the usual form. As you draw closer, you can plainly see another figure - tall, with long black hair pulled back into a ponytail, wearing a military dress uniform consisting of a fine green coat and black trousers with matching boots, an ornate chainsword and hellpistol by his side. Upon seeing you, the ratings turn and snap to attention, and the man throws his arms wide and comes toward you at a stride.

    Oh Throne. He's going to hug you in front of your crew.

    "Lon! By the Throne, you look amazing! And what a ship! Ah, Lon - it's so good to see you!"
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)16:39 No.13444637
    Good guess, but I'm afraid not - there's a bit of trivia to both, but it's nothing major.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)16:43 No.13444703
    Dodge his hug in a gracious reverence, while smiling. It's not time to offense a old friend, but I'm the godamned Rogue Trader, damnit !
    By the way, time to put on our nice hat (tm) or not ?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)16:45 No.13444724
    I hope we're wearing our giant hat. We'll need it.

    As he comes towards us, hold out a hand for him to shake/kiss/whatever the hell noble friends do. Hopefully he'll take a hint, and if he doesn't at least it will be in the way.

    Small, controlled smile. "It is good to see you as well, Wilhelm. I trust that your trip over was pleasant?"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)16:51 No.13444808

    This. Also, during the dinner, we should ask Wilhelm if he knows of any good-quality mercenary types who woukdn't be averse to some Rogue Tradery in the Koronus Expanse. Meeting exciting new people all over the galaxy, and then, killing them.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)16:52 No.13444817
    Whispering: "Not in front of the crew - I'll never hear the end of the stories that might come of that." Afford a small smile for just a few seconds.

    Clearing her throat: "Now I'm glad to see you returned from your campaign in good health."
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)16:55 No.13444855
    You won't have to roll to avoid hug... This time. And yes, Mita pressed your hat into your hand as you left, you just haven't put it on yet.

    As Wilhelm comes striding over, you deftly step back with a little twist, smiling politely. He was never quite as nimble as you, even if was a better duelist, and he finds instead of your body, one extended hand. With a pleasant laugh, he quickly takes it and kisses it, tossing in a low bow for good measure.

    "Hah! Look at this - I go away for a measly ten years, and they make you a full-fledged lady! They did a good job Lon - you look as confident as a Rogue Trader should, I'd suppose! The trip was lovely, but to be honest I would have ridden into a warzone in a Valk with no flooring if it meant seeing my good friend again!"

    You maintain pleasant conversation all the way to your spacious dining hall, where you see a table has been prepared by Mita.

    "So tell me, Lon... You're a big Rogue Trader now, in a ship that looks to be the pride of the armada - what's the plan for the future? Big damn adventures?"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)16:58 No.13444882
    I was looking forward to this.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)16:59 No.13444899
    "Big damn PROFITABLE Adventures. In His Name, of course".
    asks him about his own adventures & exploits in the Guard, and then, later, see if he wants to join us... and if he has some contacts for us to recruit a military force.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)17:01 No.13444923
    "Hmmm... Mercs? I'd say Port Wander would have its fair share of less-than-reputable sorts if that's what you're after. You might even luck out, find an old soldier or two trying to make a fortune, a name, or a bit of profit who'd be willing to sign on with a Rogue Trader. Might try around the warzones too - I know there were a few Dogs of War hunting around 47 Pry for work, but if you head there odds are you'll be drafted into service by the Imperial Forces for something or another... Hell, they almost drafted the transport I was taking back here - and everyone in it - back into the fight! If you're wanting names, I sadly don't have any mercs on my shortlist - a few came by along with some Rogue Trader or another maybe five years back, but they weren't good sorts, Lon."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)17:03 No.13444952

    That is the plan; fame, fortune, and figuring out what exactly happened to my good grandfather...

    Slip in that we're looking to find a military team; no point in claiming planets if you can't scour them for insanely valuable artifacts on foot.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)17:11 No.13445046
    Wilhelm chuckles at your mention of his health, holding up his right hand and bending one of your forks (thankfully not the FINE ones, damn him) in it before Mita, with a bit of a glower, strides over and snatches it away. "Well... Health and a few adjustments, I'd suppose! You tend to lose the odd limb or two in protracted war, Lon. Hopefully you can avoid that!"

    At the mention of military exploits and resources, Wilhelm's eyes light up, and he begins recounting all the different companies he's seen around the sector. "I was with the 47th Scintillan, of course - the family, and all... But Lon, there were some amazing ones there! Lemme tell you, Kriegers are creepy as hell, and they won't let you get under that gasmask for anything! Think they and some of the Vostroyans were the only out of sector forces though - we mostly had our own sorts doing the hard work. The General himself had seen the conflict on Tranch, and he was a right old bastard - took a las bolt to the gut at one point, and killed the traitor who did it!"

    You do notice that he seems to be skirting the issue of outfitting your ship with military types, though... Any attempt to get further there will need a Fel roll and/or some good talking.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)17:13 No.13445081
    Well, if he has no contact, did he kept a small retinew, a crack team, an escort, or a few batmen / aides de camps ?
    Let's ask him if he wants to come with us. Even if he is alone now, he can prouve invaluable to recruit later when possible. And as a good sparing fencing partner.

    > no, captcha, i won't write in Hebrew...
    >> dice+1d12 Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)17:17 No.13445118

    Rolling for fellowship.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)17:19 No.13445147
    rolled 9 + 0 = 9

    let's try to convince him then.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)17:20 No.13445158
    rolled 4 = 4


    Apparently I'm an idiot.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)17:26 No.13445252
    "Thing about it is, Lon... It's a tricky process. I mean, I could probably find a regiment that's being decomissioned, set up a meeting with the Lord General for you, but... It would more or less mean calling in all the favours I've GOT, and I'd STILL probably need some help. Not to mention you'd have to offer the men new wages and hope they all jump at the chance... Is it doable? Yeah, I suppose so. But you and I were both raised to know that you don't go investing every gelt you have on something unless you're sure it's the way to go."

    Wilhelm tells you that he did indeed have a colours sergeant and a group of bodyguards drawn from the NCOs of the 47th Scintillan - very capable men, and he's kept them on as personal retainers after they were all demobilized. They're currently at his residence, awaiting orders.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)17:38 No.13445414

    Well, ask him if HE'D like to be those men, he's got a few bros chilling at his pad waiting for action.

    Tell him you're not going to be engaged in full fledged war; only scouting and basic bodyguard stuff.

    Tell him with that only a handful of men, they'd be outfitted with the best equipment and they'd be very well taken care of.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)17:44 No.13445507
    Do I gather from these that there is interest in having Lonallyn approach Wilhelm as a member of the crew (arch-militant?)?

    You finish your meal after several more stories of Wilhelm's experiences on battlefields like the plains of 47 Pry - the accuracy of some of which you might call into question, but the majority of which sound believeable - and retire to your nearly-bare trophy room, where Wilhelm compliments that terrible picture of Grandad. Briefly, you consider asking your old friend to join your expedition... He has experience in combat and command, and if his skill is as sharp as ever, he'll be doing pretty well... Those connections might come in handy too.

    >>Ask Wilhelm to join
    >>Talk about something else
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)17:50 No.13445565
    Invite him
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)17:52 No.13445592
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    ask him to join us.

    >herein, a quicky concerning the late Mr hale, doing his favorite sport : Catachan Devil Wrestling.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)17:52 No.13445596
    He lacks tits, but other wise I think he's fine.
    Let's invite him to join.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:03 No.13445728
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    mfw Sextus Hale is more badass than I even imagined

    You politely listen over glasses of amasec as he winds down a particularly detailed story of how he lost his hand to a Khornate maniac before asking him what he'd say to continuing his adventures on your payroll. He pauses to mull this over for a moment, stroking a well-groomed beard before he leaps to his feet, grinning every bit like the Wilhelm of ten years past.

    "Throne, why not? I know the boys were sad enough to be settling down, and I can't imagine I'd stay on this dull, pampered planet for too long anyhow! Alright Lon, I'll do it - you just give me a bit of your domain to call my own, and I'll even see to it that any soldiers you bring aboard are in top form, if you want! Frag it, as a show of good faith, I'll see if I can't get you a meeting with the Lord General on 47 Pry if you like! Let's do it, Lon - let's make names for the Von Juggdrall Dynasty and its peers from the ground up!"

    >>Acquired crew: Wilhelm
    >>Acquired information: Lord General Constantine, 47 Pry, Calixis Sector
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:03 No.13445739
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    I just wanted to thank everyone here! Great quest! Too bad I don't have enough time to join :(
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:04 No.13445752
    Also, just for your personal figures:

    Tits:Non-Tits Ratio of Crew = 3:4
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:07 No.13445783

    Damn right, Will!

    Set the man up with quarters, and have him go over the armory to see if we should buy any arms or munitions.

    Work with him to get that meeting with the Lord on 47 Pry.

    Also, are there any valuables on this pleasure world that would be easy profit to sell on 47 Pry? No reason not to make some cash during business, you know?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:08 No.13445792
    And the tits are already doubles!

    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:09 No.13445822
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    We must build an aviary as soon as possible.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)18:09 No.13445825
    brofist, my good sire. Come participate as you can & wish.

    I 'm ok to go to Pyre 47 when we'll depart tomorow. if we choose this path, we'll need to warn our Voidsmistress and Navigator Liebowitz for this. And also, let's find quarters for Wilhelm and his men.
    Correction : let's a crew member who will prepare them their quarters.

    >mfw Sextus Hale is more badass than I even imagined
    A Hale is badass, or does not exist.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)18:14 No.13445875
    do you know what can be better than an aviary ? A Cherubim Aerie !
    having creepy little angels made of dead young children following you everywhere is nice.
    Growing them to look like your ennemies as some sort of grimdark bonzai hobby is even better !
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:16 No.13445921
    >some sort of grimdark bonzai hobby

    Damn, I bet my laughter managed to wake up my neighbour. Well done.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:18 No.13445958
    Looking at it that way puts you at a more comfortable 6:4.

    You tap into your commbead to tell Lucan to prepare quarters and summon your new Arch-Militant's crew. No sooner are these words out of your mouth than you hear a slight shuffling, and the portrait of Grandad slips aside, revealing that secret passage you found before with - guess who - your Seneschal.

    "As you request, I am currently dispatching cleaners to... Touch up Messire Hale's old quarters and fighting pit... Errr... Training room. A vox message to Messire von Markus' estate is being prepared, he may authorize it at his leisure. And may I say sir, welcome aboard."
    He then promptly disappears into the darkness, the picture sliding back.

    You mention the prospect of making a bit of a profit on 47 Pry, and Wilhelm informs you that this could be easy, if you can make the right purchases.

    "Your average grunt wants three things when he's on campaign. Hot meals with powerful liquors, a steady supply of lho sticks, and... Well, companionship, to put it politely. Failing that... Something he can.. *ahem* Amuse... Himself... With. The first two are allowable, the third is contraband, of course. I know for a fact that 47 Pry lacks a steady supply of these things, so you could at the very least get some smokes and some drinks and sell them to the Regiments there if you know what you're doing. I'd be careful with contraband though."

    In a characteristic Lonallyn moment, your mind briefly wanders to how few birds - or cherubim - are on this ship, and ponder an aviary. Maybe you could keep it nearby your room, so you could bring the cherubim or the tits to bounce on your bed with you. Wait, back to business.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)18:25 No.13446042
    your welcome.

    I say, we shall contact a merchant familly we know well, buy a whole bulk of Lho sticks, cheap alcohol or whatever. Concerning "solo meditation enablers", we should speak about it with Lucan. we are a bit green concerning smuggling, we shall ask his advices concerning this.
    But instead of mere pornography, we can bring religious trinkets for morale keeping too.
    Even both if we can manage it...
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:26 No.13446059
    Also, I'd thank you, but it's more the people in the quest who should be thanked. I try to run the Quest Saturdays and Mondays (may change this to Weds if it suits people) at 7:00 (inevitably 7:30, I am constantly late), and you are more than welcome to join!
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:29 No.13446100
    Which timezone?
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:30 No.13446107
    Sorry! Forgot to mention. GMT.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:31 No.13446119
    And that's 7:00/7:30 PM, or 19:00/19:30
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:32 No.13446139
    Why not a combination of the two?
    Maybe we can get some morale raising material published by the Adeptus Sororitas - I'm sure there were some saints with nice ornamental armours.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:33 No.13446148
    Thanks a lot! As soon as my exams are over (should be a week or so), I'll join.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:33 No.13446154

    in the grim darkness of the dark grimness, there is porn. and there is porn of gun-wielding fanatical nuns too.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)18:35 No.13446172
    Some material concerning their sisters Repentia ? *grin*

    > demande prodicy
    Captcha wants some ? godamnit, it is one of us !
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:38 No.13446215
    I've heard that some of the non-combat robes a few orders of the Adeptus Sororitas tend to wear praise the human form a lot more than the average imperial citizen is used to. Complaining about it would be, of course, heresy.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:40 No.13446250
    You send a message to Lucan, who thankfully does not appear, about the possibility of contacting a trading house you know about lho sticks and some cheap liquor. Thankfully, he does not pop out of any decorations this time, instead replying with
    "Hmmm... Of course, my lady Rogue Trader. I will schedule a meeting first thing in the morning tomorrow - if we are lucky and the negotiations go well, perhaps we can have the goods in our holds in time for departure in the evening."

    When you mention contraband, the line goes quiet for a good few minutes before Lucan replies, clearing his throat.

    "Most unusual, but as this IS a pleasure world, I have just received word of several... Discreet suppliers. If you do not wish to sully your hands with such material, I can handle it myself. It will probably push back our departure slightly, but it can be arranged nonetheless."

    Wilhelm, oblivious to your wheelings and dealings, rises.

    "Well Lon... Err... Madam Rogue Trader, I might head to the bridge to make that vox and get my stuff and my men sent here, unless you need something else?"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:43 No.13446294

    Nothing, except to remind him that he should look over our armory for any glaring omissions.

    As for the pornography, why not? Have Lucan handle it.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)18:46 No.13446326
    I think he can keep calling us Lon in private, no ?
    I propose we give him the inventory list to hear his suggestions concerning our current military supplies.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)18:48 No.13446352
    godamn, I keep forgetting writting things...
    concerning the porn, let's Lucan deals with it, but after, but we'll ask him later to show us this part our job... we are a ROGUE Trader, after all.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)18:53 No.13446422
    "Not a worry, Lon! I'll head down there soon as I've voxed ahead - it'll probably take a while to prepare the rooms and all, if that creepy guy was to be believed. After that I think I'll set down with a map and familiarise myself with this vessel of yours!"

    Wilhelm offers you a crisp salute before kissing your hand and departing for the bridge with his escort detail.

    >>Authorise Lucan to make the deal? (1 vote)
    >>Make the deal yourself (0 votes)
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:56 No.13446456
    He can do it, but we'll want to be informed of who and how after the fact. I don't trust ourselves in criminal operations, but I'd like at least an overview of what our minions are up to in our name.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)18:58 No.13446483
    we should get acquainted to the ways of the underworld. Just in case.
    >> drawfag 01/08/11(Sat)18:58 No.13446491
    already voted, just to tell I must go (no more Internet at 1 am everyday... damned brothers !) keep going everyone, & thanks a lot Dorn .

    >prosper. caIrlgis
    Captcha foretell our fortune on Calrgis... but where it is ?
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)19:10 No.13446643
    You and Lucan go back and forth for a bit about the nature of contraband before you finally give him the leeway to make the deal in your name, provided he fills you in on all of the details, to help you learn how to deal with the underworld. He chuckles, that rather unsettling sound of his.
    "Suspicious, my lady? Your grandfather was wise to pick someone as dedicated to all the aspects of the job as he. Of course I will do so - I will-"

    Your conversation is interrupted by feedback, followed by the sound of voices you recognise well as your Voidmistress and new Archmilitant.
    "No, that opens up all vox channels on the officers' commbead system! Let the vox op do his frakking job and..."
    "Woah, woah there miss! Say, this is a mighty fine foot - would you like it back?"
    "J-Just send your message and get off my frakking bridge! Vox Officer, CLOSE channels! Stupid... frakking..."

    The transmission lapses back, and you hear Lucan snickering.
    "Nothing to fear, my lady. Just the crew meeting for the first time - no damage done to the equipment or anyone important... I must say, I LIKE your choice in this young gentleman. But to business - I have scheduled your meetings for the morning, as well as my own. Sadly, I will not be able to join you on your first negotiation, but I'm certain you do not need your hand held. Best of luck, my lady."

    In the grim darkness of the 41st Century, new crew meeting old is STILL a headache.

    Your schedule is clear! Do you retire (save + quit) for the evening, or would you like to attend to anything?

    Always a pleasure to have you. Also, Calrgris... Hmmm...
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)19:14 No.13446697

    Could we get a read-out on this Lord General on 47 Pry?

    Other than that, don't have much.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)19:22 No.13446746
    We have our first destination planned.

    We have our first cargo planned.

    We have arranged to remedy the worst deficiency in our crew.

    It seems to me that we're pretty much prepared. Spend some more time going over data regarding people we expect to encounter and planets we're going to be seeing- it wouldn't do to not be well informed.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)19:27 No.13446809

    continue. We need to do the first mission, and reqruit a Mechanicus/Heretek/Renegade Engineer


    Yes, leats hear
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)19:31 No.13446854
    You retire to your study to go over various documents - repair reports and the like, as well as making some notes about the Rogue Traders that your crew has been compiling. No new updates, it seems...

    After a few hours, Wilhelm enters, smelling strongly of that tea that your Valhallans seem to drink, his green coat missing ("up to dry", he explains), and a dataslate in hand.

    "Hey, Lon. I'm not patched in to your ship's system yet, so you can browse the quick report on the Lord General that I have here. Might give you some idea of how to handle him. As well, I'd say that our stores are fairly well equipped to handle a standard guardsman regiment, save for a few issues. For one, I'd get a couple new heavy weapons - we've only got a few lascannons and the like. For another, it looks like your granddad was fielding a half-strength regiment or something - if we supply a las to every man in a full regiment, we'll have half with lasguns and half with hellguns. Thankfully, we're headed into a warzone, and with a bit of wordplay, you might be able to wheedle them into dumping some arms in with the soldiers. Otherwise, we'll have to hit up a planet with a big enough market in weapons - which we'll have to do regardless if you want to kit them out with more expensive gear, but what we've got should be familiar to any soldier."
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)19:33 No.13446864
    Wilhelm's dataslate has on it the scowling, heavily scarred face of a balding old man - one of his eyes is entirely milk-white, surrounded by burn scars, and his nose looks to have been broken several times over. This, the slate informs you, is Lord General Marcus Constantine. Born, Tranch. Entered military service at age 14 (lied about age). Commissioned at age 19 due to service record and multiple vacancies. Current age: 78 Terran Standard Years. Has seen combat on his homeworld, 47 Pry, and countless other battlefields - all of them Imperial Pacifications. Never misses religious service, and does not tolerate such behaviour among his subordinates. Currently in command of a sizeable portion of the forces on 47 Pry. Currently stationed at: Zone Vermillion, Medical Aid Station 14 (Injury: flak round to leg).

    Current Objectives: Seize Strategic Point Delta to allow for reinforcements (as of last I saw him, about a Terran Standard month ago)
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)19:46 No.13446997

    Tell Wilhelm much appreciated.

    The Lord General seems like a classic IG general; too old for our shit and not willing to let anyone start messing with him.

    Tell Willy dearest we'll kit up the boys as best we can when we visit Pry.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)19:54 No.13447109
    Wilhelm nods his agreement before departing, whistling to himself an old Imperial battle song.

    You quickly peruse the records of 47 Pry, having never heard of the place (and with good reason, since my notes when I began all this got cluttered, confused, and crashed two things together, creating this world!)

    So named because of its relative proximity to the gas giant Pry and the orbiting station of 41 Pry, 47 Pry was the fruits of the conquest of a Rogue Trader whose name seems to have been scrubbed out of every record due to the planet's fate. Before it could ever even be logged with the Administratum as settled, this small agri-world turned against its Imperial masters, hanging the leaders of the Administratum and taking up armed revolt. Imperial forces have only amassed there in a large way in the past ten years or so, but the defenders are tightly dug in, and the terrain is mostly wilderness, giving their hit-and-run tactics the advantage. Though the Imperial Navy is dominating the battlefield in space, a few incidents of raiders emerging from warp to wreak havoc on the fleet before being destroyed is not unheard of, and the battle rages on, consuming lives with considerable speed.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)19:57 No.13447150
    All matters for the evening taken care of, you wash up and retire to the sector's bounciest bed to try and get some sleep before your first big foray into negotiation and trade in the morning, and your departure towards 47 Pry. In one fell swoop, you've netted a possible profit, a new arch-militant, and a potential battleforce to call your own. Not a bad day, as far as the job goes.

    At this point, I'm going to have to beg off, lords and ladies. I'm still getting over something that did a number on me, and the Lovely Lady has insisted I get some sleep at some point tonight. I apologise, and will try to run a longer session at some point, but for now, shall we meet again Monday?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)19:58 No.13447160
    Any danger of getting conscripted into the war effort?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/11(Sat)19:59 No.13447183
    Monday sounds great.
    As usual, thank you for having us.
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)20:00 No.13447196
    You don't have an army to contribute, and the Navy seems to be in current control of the area, so with any luck you'll be able to slip in and out without having to fight.

    Of course, the Emperor has a sense of humour when it comes to luck, so you'll also have to exercise caution in how you handle things...
    >> Dorn 01/08/11(Sat)20:02 No.13447219
    Cheers. You guys have been great - as ever, thanks for sticking out my attempts at writing, and I'll see you Monday!

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