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    551 KB Sororitas Quest 3: The Soulless Taint III His Divine Wrath 01/09/11(Sun)04:34 No.13451947  
    Tessa shook her head as you stood preparing to depart. "No... Esme I meant, what's going to happen to you?" She caught your eyes. "Consider all options before doing anything... alright?"

    Rodwen sniffed in disapproval, starting out in the direction of the rest of the city, eyes and hands glowing as she used her power to weave some sort of concealment power. Caramel hesitated before starting after her, jogging quickly to take the lead, the creature clinging to her leg. You and Tessa followed after them, trying to ignore the cold, the swarm chittering overhead.

    You made it to the edge of the larger part of the city when a loud shriek shatters the frigid air. A massive beast rocketed overhead, its glowing body undulating as it flew. It shrieked again, its enormous jaw opening, wide enough to swallow a predator tank. It banks quickly, swooping low, forcing you and the others to the ground to avoid being consumed.

    The farseer lets her spell dissolve, stumbling a bit. Maintaining such a powerful ability had taken a lot out of her.

    Caramel instantly took to the sky, flying after the creature, weapons at the ready.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)04:44 No.13452004
    "Caramel, don't fight the thing on its terms." Esme signals everybody to move into the nearest uncorrupted building. Fighting the daemon in the open is suicide. "Hurry!" She takes the Farseers hand and starts running, just in case the Eldar doesn't understand the battle cant of the sisterhood.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)04:56 No.13452080
    "Caramel, we need you down here!"
    I grab the farseer around her waist, supporting her, and began trotting towards the city center.
    "Everybody,move towards the taller buildings! If we seek shelter there, it would have to crash itself to get to us!"
    I smile grimly. "Then we can fight it on our own terms."

    We might have to use our holy powers if this gets out of hand.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)05:19 No.13452233
    Also, some cover fire from Caramel would be nice.
    Just enough to keep the thing off us until we reach a better defensive position, don't want her exposing herself too much.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)05:19 No.13452237
    wait... guys... Can't Esme fly? And couldn't we spend just a little more power to keep the cold off of everyone? I mean seriously. Why are we just sorta... limiting ourselves. Lets try something.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)05:22 No.13452257
    The powers are grand and all, but we are trying to lay low for the moment.
    Any use of our powers gives the sleeping god our location, what our abilities are, and pushes it further to waking.
    As such, we are waiting until we are well and truly up a creek to use them.
    We don't even know where the thing is yet, so patience until we actually know what we are doing.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)05:33 No.13452315

    I don't think thats what was meant by that. I think it just means no "calling down a divine pillar of smiting fire" kinda powers. But flying should be fine.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)07:59 No.13453326
    Don't-fall-off-the-board-while-I'm-asleep bump.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/09/11(Sun)09:24 No.13453880

    Yeah thats what I meant. The trick is using enough power without overdoing it.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)13:27 No.13455661
    Alright, if we can, follow after Caramel, the last thing we need is her heroically sacrificing herself.
    "Tessa, Rowden- keep in cover!"
    "God emperor save us all," I murmur, watching the deamons shadow pass over our position.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)13:29 No.13455679
    Alright, here's the plan, I think
    We follow after Caramel, using our wytch powers.
    We use this behemoths of the skies size against itself- dart in and out, harassing it, and letting chase us willy nilly. While either Esme or Caramel is distracting the beast, the other will alight on its black and let the sky beast have it- hopefully we'll be able to pierce some of it's sensory organs, or damage it's thinking bits , making it loose stability in the air and crash
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/09/11(Sun)15:39 No.13456848

    The creature is surprisingly fast and agile for being so large. You duck and feint as you rocket through the air, its tail nearly hitting you several times.

    Caramel manages to get above the beast, firing her sonic pistol approximately where the creature's ears are. It lets out a horrible scream, its entire body bucking up. It looses almost 30 feet of altitude, one of its wings clipping you, sending you tumbling through a window.

    From a different building you see a hail of warp lightning, the powerful psykic blast enveloping the creature, causing it to fall further. None of it seemed to truly damage the creature, however. It was going to take blades to take this thing down. You could only hope your blades were long enough to pierce its armor enough to do significant damage.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)17:44 No.13458277
    Don't attack the things body, aim for its wings. These shouldn't really be armoured.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)19:49 No.13459486
    How about we blast the wings with a few psykic blasts, and then go in for the kill?
    Oh, get a position on caramel and what's she doing if we can
    Also, should we start posting prayers?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/11(Sun)23:20 No.13461648
    Replies posted: 6
    Replies considered: 2

    How about - no?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)00:13 No.13462270
    Page 15 pity bump.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)01:30 No.13463190

    Fine. I wont only take the posts that wont get you killed due to a misunderstanding in the future.

    This quest is probably gonna be a bit harder now.

    workin on next reply.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)01:58 No.13463506

    (These encounters are your warm up. You dont need to post prayers yet... Though when you do, make sure they are good. Stuff from the uplifting primer is awesome but stuff that you write yourself will earn the most kudos.)

    You launch yourself back into the sky and switch tactics quickly. Targeting the daemon's wings, you weave up and down several times, leaving huge tears in the fragile membranes. Caramel seemed to get the same idea, her sollex blade doing far more raw damage than your force blade on each impact.

    The creature screams in agony, though it doesn't lose altitude. It figures that such a large beast would have some unconventional means of remaining airborne, though the loss of its wings also resulted in the loss of its ability to maneuver and change direction mid-flight. It struggled to maintain course, skimming several buildings, damaging them

    Bringing yourself back to reality, you charged up a mighty psykic bolt, white holy fire consuming your body as you hurled the sizzling projectile down at the flying behemoth. The energy burst on impact, causing the creature's flesh and scales to brown and curl, its massive form driving into the ground, tearing up asphalt as it skid.

    It lay there for only a moment, slowly beginning to rise once again when Tessa dashed from hiding, her Evicerator held high as she cleaved down into its skull, turning its brain into a fine red mist and gore.

    The monster siezed once before it fell dead.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)02:00 No.13463523

    But... but... I even bumped the quest from page 15 :(

    Don't let the troll/sagefag win. His derp shouldn't be to our detriment.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)02:05 No.13463583

    i've been babying you guys anyway. I'm not going to go out of my way to make it harder. I just wont cut you as much slack.

    Any mistakes on my part will go to you though.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)02:21 No.13463747

    Still exhilarated by her victory, Esme reminds herself to check on Caramel. Worried that she hurt the sister by using her powers, she hurries to her position.
    "Are you ok? I was worried that my aura might have hurt you."
    After making sure that the young sister isn't hurt, the Exalted Martyr moves towards the farseer. "Do you need to rest a few moments? I can understand if using your powers for such a long time tires you. Any idea how that thing was able to find us?"

    Tessa gets a hug.
    Esme should also see if the fluffball is still ok. She could offer him a piece of the daemon.
    Otherwise, I'd suggest inspecting the creature.

    Are you going to be around for some time or off to bed?
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)02:40 No.13463904

    i dunno. I'm staying up a bit longer. Not sure if i'll pass out at my keybord like I sometimes do. I usually try to wait for mroe than one reply buuut. yeah i'm up for a bit if questing.

    I know I have at least one more reply in me.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)02:49 No.13463992
    Ah, ok. Let's hope that somebody else is still/alread up, then.

    BTW, I guess our pistol request for Esme from the last quest was denied?
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)08:35 No.13466561
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)08:36 No.13466569

    (dammit 4chan wouldn't post this for hours)

    Caramel waved you off. She was fine. "As long as you don't try to bless me or purify me or something along those lines I should be fine"

    The fluffball was no longer clinging to her leg but was feasting ravenously on the still living daemon along with the scavenger daemons. Occasionally one would get too close and it would snatch it out of the air, its mouth far larger than you expected with multiple rows of spinning chainsaw-like shark teeth.

    You give it a wide berth as you approach the Farseer, Tessa intercepting you half way with an enormous hug.

    "You two are making me ill!" The farseer carefully smoothed out the wrinkles in her cloak. "My ability only creates a gap in creatures' perception. We're not actually invisible and there are a lot of things that are immune. But it is better than nothing."

    You nod, moving to inspect the creature before there was none left. There didn't seem to be anything special about it. The mark of the chaos god was set deeply into its scales in several places.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)08:40 No.13466586

    it wasn't "denied" per say. But I figured not. Think of it this way. You can throw psykic bolts and the sisters need all the guns they can get.

    Also you have a power claw in your other hand.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)11:25 No.13467479
    >Sorry for the time this answer took, went off to do some stuff after I bumped this thread 1 minute before you posted.
    >Yeah, I asked for the pistol before we found out that using a bit of Esme's power is a-ok.

    "Thank you Farseer, I am glad that you are well, too." While waiting for the daemons to finish feeding, Esme tries to strike a conversation with the Rowden.
    "Do you think we should continue taxing you if the power's scope is limited? I'd hate to put undue stress on you for a possibly small effect."

    Before moving onwards, Esme approches Caramel. "Have you seen the things teeth?"
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)12:31 No.13467946
    Sodding hell, I was gone for a single day and all of this drama happens?
    Thanks for nothing, chief.

    Though a thank you without sarcasm to OP for being nice to us. You always pointed us in the right direction by that method.

    "Was keeping up the cloaking too much strain on you? It was fairly useful, as it got us to this point unmolested." I ask Rodwen as Tessa continues to snuggle into my shoulder.
    "If it is not too much effort, could you maintain it for a while further?"
    I also throw in a light barb, "No need to be jealous, farseer. If you want a hug, just ask."
    As the creature is reduced to bones, we press on towards the city center, where the highest buildings are.
    "Keep an eye out for anything out of place, by the way. If we can find a weakness in the realm, we could get some heavier clothing or ranged weapons."

    The fluffball seems to be eating a great deal. Maybe it will grow into a pet monster for us if we continue to feed it well.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)13:28 No.13468425
    >all of this drama happens

    That's still nothing compared to the early days of Tau & Frost Giant Quest.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)15:03 No.13469299

    I'm a GM who doesn't believe in changing dice rolls but I also like to see my players win. It's more satisfying when they win under honest rolls but I like to make sure they're going in the right direction.

    Thats my attitude toward GMing if that helps you guys at all.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)17:59 No.13471380

    The farseer closed her eyes, taking a long, calming breath. "Nessesity demands sacrifice. If I must continue using my powers, then I will. It is not a matter of how tired I may be... And I don't want a hug!"

    Tessa squeezes your arm, puffing out her cheeks. "She just doesn't know what she's missing."

    "You're hugging her in full armor. That hardly seems comfortable to me."

    Tessa didn't respond, just squeezing your arm tighter.

    You slide up next to Caramel, bringing up the fluffball's teeth. She bites her lip, nodding several times. "I say we press on before it finishes... It gives me an uneasy feeling."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)20:21 No.13473540
    And we love you for it OP. Thanks for the great story so far, I broke my vow of lurking to join this quest.

    “Then let's move quickly. Our fight must have attracted some attention, and I don't want to tire you out unnecessarily.” I tell the farseer.
    As I walk to Caramel, I throw a parting shot over my shoulder as I give Tessa a peck,"True, but the kissing is nice."
    I nod, agreeing with Caramel. “If it makes you uncomfortable, then I bow to your superior knowledge. If you would please get fluffball to follow you?”
    I regretfully disengage from Tessa's hug, and head deeper into the city.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)22:21 No.13475053
    "Alright, but, with our luck, that thing probably thinks it's your mama or something and will try to tag along."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)22:26 No.13475127
    Same here. You hooked me. I always have your quest page open, and reply when I have a free minute
    "Well then, we had better start moving." I advise. "Spread out a little, in case another of these sky behemonths makes an appearance, but keep within eyesight of each other. I'll go first." I look for the building I crashed into. "I think that, if we want to find answers to how to stop this chaos god, we'll need to go to the city. It's most human like place I've encountered here so far."
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)22:43 No.13475323
    Before we leave, I wave off the burgeouning horde of scavenging deamons and investigate the carcass of the the black sky monster, looking to find out anything interesting or useful about it's form.
    "Did you see the way it moved Rowden? This thing wasn't using it's wings to fly...perhaps it used magyk instead?"
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/10/11(Mon)22:52 No.13475445

    (The honor has been all mine guys. Working with such great players has really helped me improve my GMing and has been overall enjoyable. Also I have a ton of SQ related doodles to scan)

    You managed to put some distance between yourself and the feasting horde when you hear Caramel cry out in surprise. The fluffball had managed to catch up with your party and was once again clinging to Caramel's leg. It was bigger now, the fur around its mouth stained a faint red from its meal. She looks at you helplessly before continuing on, the daemon having no intention of letting go.

    You're so distracted you almost miss the two snake daemons curled up on the asphalt. Pulling your party behind a large, abandoned ground vehicle, you poke your head out to assess the situation. The Daemons were much MUCH larger than the one you fought before and were only glowing faintly. Near them was a large irregular patch of melted snow, the air above it shimmering. A tear in the God's realm. Just beyond the tear squatted a massive hive daemon. Now that you were closer you could see that the tiny creatures that resided in its body were not insect like at all, but instead were very flat and somewhat oval in shape. They darted through the air on several pairs of gossamer wings attached to either side, clicking their jaws and showing off their massive teeth. They had a single eye on each side, huge, round, and unblinking.
    >> Anonymous 01/10/11(Mon)23:22 No.13475837
    "... Hmmm- this is inconveneinat, but not unexpected. Sisters, and Rowden- I think that we can't have much chance of getting forward with these creatures blocking the way.
    Maybe we can set them off against each other? I know that, if worst comes the worst, we can take these creatures, but I'd rather slip by in the confusion rather then take them all head on."
    I frown. Asphalt? How the hell did this get here? I look over to Rowdan. "What do you think- is this normal for a chaos god?"
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)03:26 No.13478492
    Contemplating the situation, Esme decides to consult her companions.
    "Hmm, any opinion if we should either fight or avoid them?"
    If they advise to fight, Esme begins planning as how to ambush the creatures best.
    "I think we might have a good chance if Caramel distracts them with her ability to fly and Rodwen uses her powers to fry the hive daemon and its minions from afar. Meanwhile, I'll try to approach the snakes undetected and take at least one of them out before they are able to notice me."

    >Just saying OP; if you're planning to pull a Shyamalan on us, our act of freeing the fluffball actually releasing the weak infantile god and now strengthening his feral form by feeding it daemons and thereby nurturing it towards sentience... I called it.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/11/11(Tue)08:49 No.13480412

    (the forest was on the edge of a city remember? A very old city)

    Tessa speaks as quietly as she can. "We can take em!"

    The farseer shakes her head. "Confrontations are best avoided. We must press on."

    They both look at Caramel who just holds up her hands defensively, giving a little shrug. "Don't look at me."

    You look at the creatures again. It would not be hard to just sneak past them. They were, however, in front of a door to the nearby building. Almost too perfectly. Perhaps they were guarding it?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)11:26 No.13481477
    "I think we have nothing to loose in at least provoking a fight." I say, judging the distance between my group and the deamons.

    (Alright, you guys- I think that we should have Carol take to the skies and get the drop on the hive deamon, giving it a sonic blast in the rear. The rest of us will flank the snake beasts on the right and wait and see if the hive deamon takes the bait. If it looks like Caramel is going to be found out, we rocket up from our position to land in the center, and start laying out with holy fire, while Tessa chops and dices and the Farseer buffs and debuffs. Good idea?)
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)11:28 No.13481499
    "We neeed leads- this building, if it is being guarded, is the closest thing we have to a tangible source that we can work on. At the very least, if we attack them, we gain the element of surprise."
    >the two suggested plans work well with each other. Use them!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)13:29 No.13482472
    Children! I made some fanfic for you! Come and get it while it is still fresh.


    I outline a quick plan to the women. Caramel and I would launch into the air and try to stab the snakes in the skull while they were off guard.
    Tessa would rush up and use the flamethrower attached to her eviscerator to blanket the hive daemon and it's creatures to prevent them from attacking us, and then try to carve the beast to pieces.
    Rodwen hangs back, buffing or debuffing, and rushes in to support if one of us can't win the fight on our own.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)14:36 No.13483083
    Nicely done, especially when one considers the very limited amount of screen time both characters had.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)16:47 No.13484273
    Oooh, nice~

    Also, Are we going to try ambushing them? Or will we try to provoke a fight amongst the deamons first?
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/11/11(Tue)16:53 No.13484341

    Oh yes, that's anna alright. A little tongue in cheek mixed with optimism. She doesn't much care for heretics however, and tends to be very cold to them.

    She first appeared in chapter 1 for those who haven't read it. Tessa, Anna, Verity, and Galatea were all the named sisters from the first chapter I think... Well, besides Esme.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)17:36 No.13484720
    Yessss. Ooh, good times!
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/11/11(Tue)17:54 No.13484878

    You outline the plan, Tessa immediately darting out of hiding, firing up the flamer. The snakes raise their heads, clearly surprised by the sudden intrusion. Both you and Caramel leap into the air, flanking each snake as purging flames gush from Tessa's weapon, engulfing the hive daemon, making it scream in agony.

    The snakes shy away from the gout of flame, instead targeting both you and Caramel. Once again, your force blade proves minimally effective against the snake's absurdly hard scales. What were these creatures made of? The Sollex blade seemed to fare better, causing major damage to the armored scales.

    You feint one way, the snake lashing out, following your movements. Its mouth was about to close around you when you felt a surge of power as the Farseer focused her power on you, letting you slip away with ease.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/11/11(Tue)18:48 No.13485406
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    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)20:27 No.13486595
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)20:30 No.13486627
    Alright, while we're burning hot and heavy, let the snake have blast of holy fire to contemplate it's existence by
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)20:36 No.13486696
    BAD SLAANESH! Stay out of the sister's armor! Remember what happened last time you pulled that?
    I really like how Eden turned out, she matches my mental image perfectly.
    Is that Elizabeth with the ciggarette?

    As the snake slips past, I shoot out my power claw, driving the thing deep into the scaley hide of the abombination.
    The momentum of the beast carries it past me, drawing an enormous wound on its flesh.
    As it recoils, I am already moving, thanks to Rodwen's boosting of my speed.
    I drive my power sword into the laceration I created, and channel my power through the blade. "Purge the unclean with the Emperor's light!" I screech.

    It may be tough on the outside, but let's see how strong it's guts are.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/11/11(Tue)20:53 No.13486869

    (yes thats Elizabeth and its filigree doing the "Hmph!")

    Your claw cracks the scales of the enormous beast, weakening them enough for you to thrust your force blade through. Your power makes the blade hum. the snake screaming as the wrath of the emperor fills its form, vaporizing it from the inside out.

    Tessa turned her attention to the other snake, the massive size and blessed nature of her evicerator leaving huge jagged valleys in the snake's scales. She was glowing a bit as the Farseer increased her speed, allowing her to just barely dodge the creature's bite only to be hit by its tail. Caramel struck again at the snake, the sollex blade sputtering a bit, the blade wavering as the field that kept the energy in place sputtered and burned her arm. She ignored it, slashing at the creature's face, blinding it in one eye.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)21:03 No.13486963
    I look over at the hive deamon. How badly is it wounded? Is it likely to rejoin the fray?
    I grit my teeth and concentrate on the job in front of me, dodging the striking snakes mouth, using a moment of pause to Tessa to aim for the small eyes with her blade. As soon as it opens it's mouth again, I blast it's thin reedlike tongue with my powers, hoping to deny it all of it's senses.
    Against Caramel, Tessa, and myself, this thing cannot stand much longer.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/11/11(Tue)21:10 No.13487042
    (i've got all evening classes this semester and i'm about to leave I will do some more planning etc while i'm gone though... and maybe read a book or something)
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)21:27 No.13487212
    Kay! Enjoy yourself OP

    To the quest go-ers. Apart from blinding the thing with holy fire and then stabbing it, anything else you think we should do?
    Cut off the head, I think- aim for the neck region
    >> Anonymous 01/11/11(Tue)22:54 No.13488110
    I launched myself at the snake, my fury building.
    The thing had made a dreadful mistake when it had struck Tessa.
    The foul beast did not see me coming, its missing eye leaving a gap in its senses.
    I leap into the air and drive my claw into the side of its head, stabilizing myself for long enough to thrust my force blade through the opened socket.
    With a sickening crunch, I feel the skull crack and my blade finds purchase in the brain.
    It takes only a small pulse of my power to burn out the brain.
    As the beast drops to the ground, I turn to see if there are any more foes to vent my fury on.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/11(Wed)03:06 No.13490666
    After annihilating the last foe, Emse hurries to make sure Tessa is not severely hurt. "You've always been to brash..." Smile at her "Not that I'd want it any other way." If necessary, Esme heals her injuries.

    Afterwards, she moves towards Caramel. Despite the possessed sister's protests, Esme checks the burns on her arm. "Do you think I could mend your wound without hurting you?"

    Before inspecting the door the daemons might have guarded, Esme bows slightly to farseer and thanks her for her continuing support.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/12/11(Wed)08:04 No.13492370

    The hive daemon was down and charbroiled. Just the way Tessa liked it.

    Your charge on the snake was quick and unexpected, venting your holy wrath upon the creature, you skewer it, cooking its insides with a blast of concentrated energy. It screams as it falls, thick chunks of brain matter oozing out of the hole you widened in its skull.

    Tessa's injuries were minimal, though her pride had seen better days. She grinned sheepishly at you, but you could see that she was starting to tire a bit. Probably from a combination of the fight and the chaos god's wearing presence. Though she still had quite a bit of fight in her.

    Caramel was fine, the burns on her hand and arm minimal. Sollex blades were known to hiccup once in awhile and, much like plasma weapons, were capable of injuring the user. Caramel also was starting to look a bit tired, though it wasn't that bad.

    The farseer returned your bow, smiling. "Shall we press on or Investigate what hides behind the doorway?"
    >> Anonymous 01/12/11(Wed)08:48 No.13492541
    Esme ponders that decision for a short moment. "Hmmm, I think we should go for it. We could have easily avoided the fight otherwise."

    >Furthermore, should we swap Tessa & Caramel out? There are probably better companions for indoor fighting.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/11(Wed)12:21 No.13494258
    "That was the main reason that we fought those beasts. If the sleeping god put that much effort into protecting this location, it must be something important."

    I think that we should probably trade Caramel out.
    The poor woman has been with us from the beginning, and she must be worn out by this point.
    Not to mention that she keeps getting hurt in every battle, and that she honestly is better for outdoor fighting.
    I say we switch her for one of the cannonesses. Maybe we should give Florencia a chance to redeem herself.
    We should also get some fuel for Tessa's flamer while we are shopping. It might come in handy in the tight corridors.
    If it is getting colder as we move into the city, some heavier clothing would be a good investment as well.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/11(Wed)15:06 No.13495833
    I was thinking about requesting Elizabeth again but her friendly fire affinity would probably get even worse in cramped quarters.
    Hmmm, still undecided.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/12/11(Wed)16:46 No.13496863
    probibly wont be able to post till after class. Homework and such.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/11(Wed)19:35 No.13498512
    She is better for hammering a bunch of enemies where we have room to escape. Let's hold off on her for now.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/12/11(Wed)23:38 No.13501295
    ok back working on post
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)00:25 No.13501777
    Take your time, we didn't exactly give you much to work with.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/13/11(Thu)00:35 No.13501886

    Your companions immediately take point, prepping their weaponry. Tessa is the one to move in, kicking the door down and holding her evicerator out, lighting the room beyond.

    It was mostly empty, artifacts from ages past scattered about. Ancient texts and data slates lay undisturbed on dust glazed tables around which sat a multitude of chairs. It was Likely some sort of waiting room or casual meeting room.

    There were three doors and a stairwell one on the right, one on the left, and one on the far wall. The stairway was also on the far wall but some distance left of the door.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)03:43 No.13503614
    Just saw your post. Gotta run to class, so I can't reply properly right now. Bumping so the thread doesn't fall off the board while I'm gone.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)08:40 No.13504908
    Esme signals her companions to keep watch on the doors and stairway. The Exalted Martyr herself checks if the accumulated dust has the same unpleasant effect as the one she encountered back on Ophelia VII. If not, she briefly checks if any of the dataslates or texts are still readable. If not, she still pockets a few to bring them back a possible inspection in the materium.

    Once done with that, she proceeds to explore the building.
    "Let's check the adjoining rooms before we take the staircase. Farseer, can you sense anything form the other rooms?"
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)08:52 No.13504956
    >checks - checks
    >If not - If not
    Oh god, I really need some sleep.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)10:26 No.13505426
    "We will clear this ground floor first. We will start with the room on the left," I whisper as we move.
    I don't want to be surprised from behind if we move up those stairs.
    I expand my mind, probing for any traps or enemies that might be lurking about. I ask the farseer to do the same.
    I glance at one of the books as we pass, trying to make out the title. Who knows, it might give us some data on where we are or what we will be facing.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/13/11(Thu)13:07 No.13506766

    The dust appears to be free of the effects it had in the imperium. The tomes crumble at your touch, but the data slates seem to hold up. You fidget with them. Very few are still in working order, and those that are have a cracked screen and simply show static... You think... You strain your eyes to see. The screen was translucent through the static. You bring the slate closer to get a better look through it.

    Through the tiny electronic window you see people... And the building when it was new. Whether it was the ghost of a past world or the echo of memories made real in the warp you could not say. The people mulled about, working on the data slates while a woman in white sat behind a counter working with a large three dimensional hologram. It appeared to be some form of old medical facility from the look of the people and the "whitewashed" look of the room.

    You take the working slates with you. One has static, one has "wavy lines," the last has a badly cracked screen.

    You head toward the door on the left side of the room. The doorknob shatters in your hand as you grasp it, brittle from the bitter cold. You kick the door down instead. Beyond is an old fashioned restroom, the mirrors glazed in film, the granite countertops cracked, the metal rusted.

    The hair on the back of your neck prickles.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)15:05 No.13507719
    Esme signals her companions to halt and take defensive positions.

    Resisting the urge to leave the room as fast as possible, Esme closes her eyes and concentrates her psychic senses on her surroundings.

    "Farseer, I assume you sense this as well. Any idea if this might be a sign that we're getting close to something important?"
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)16:11 No.13508344
    Good post, not much else we can do at this point.
    If nothing happens immediately, continue the search with the middle door.

    Also, next weak point in the god's realm, we send those slates to Fortran. She might be able to extract something useful out of them.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)18:17 No.13509633
    We can do that right now, as there's a weak point right next to the building we're currently in. Also, I think we should keep these slates- they may only have special properties in the Chaos Realm, and are only junky pieces of plastic in the realworld. Let's look through the others, and see what else we see- the one with wavy lines now!
    Maybe it will reveal fissures we may b e able to exploit, or enemies in hiding.
    "This dataslate..." I whisper, "They show the world as it once was, or could have been, or maybe is based off of." I bite my lip, bringing each one to my eyes in quick sucession, doing a quick a three sixty as I look around.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)18:19 No.13509653
    Unless of course the whatever is stalking is peering at our forms from b ehind the scratched reflections of the shattered mirrors
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/13/11(Thu)21:58 No.13512191
    I have returned. workin on post
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/13/11(Thu)22:27 No.13512492

    The sisters move around you, slowly patrolling the room, alert. The farseer slid up next to you, her eyes glowing faintly with psykic energy.

    "Yes... I sense it too. It is as if the room itself is watching us..." She glanced at the dataslates in your hand. "I know nothing of your technology, however, you have that one mon-keigh with the mechanical implants. Perhaps you should consult her. The question remains however of who you are going to send back."

    She took one of the data-slates from you, the white noise static one, and looked through it, her brow furrowing. "Sending Caramel back; we may lose that small daemon that has been following us, though, I dare-say, she is in dire need of a respite..." She pulled back away from the slate, before looking through it again. "It is unfortunate the picture isn't more clear..."

    You nod, holding the one with the wavy lines static in front of you. This one was nearly impossible to see through, though you were fairly certain there were shapes moving.

    As for the cracked one... well...

    You felt another chill.

    "There is something here..." Rodwen hissed. "It is not safe."
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)23:01 No.13512864
    "I agree. Caramel has been invaluable, but she can't continue much further. We shall send her back when we go back outside."
    As I suggest that we go outside to send her back, I feel the chill.
    "To me!" I sharply whisper into the vox.
    I begin to withdraw from the room. If it was as Rodwen said, then I didn't want to stay in a room that had a bone to pick with me.
    "Stay alert." I order, as we move in a defensive formation towards the door.

    I think that we are going to be in for some FUN here pretty soon, though I hope we can send Caramel back with the data slates.
    We will explore again once we have a better idea and a fresh member.
    I say we request Galatea, as she would probably not scare away the fluffball. I've grown attached to the thing, and I'm curious as to what will happen with it.

    Also, I'm up for writing more fanfic. Give me a scenario/couple, and I shall work my magic.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/11(Thu)23:31 No.13513206
    Yes me too
    Hopefully that fuzzball will follow along with her!
    Also, any suggestions on fighting what can't be seen? I feel like we're grasping at straws here
    We need a tangible lead
    Also, remember to send back more snake scales along with the dataslates
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/14/11(Fri)01:29 No.13514520

    [obvious self promotion]Why don't you write something involving the twins? Maybe their initiation into the silver winged angels or a bonding moment or something.[/obvious self promotion]

    Also I doodled Anna and Florencia. I'll get them uploaded either later tonight or some time tomorrow.
    >> KILL THE HERETICS Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)01:32 No.13514562
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    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)03:53 No.13515686
    Guys I think we're leaving too quickly. Also sending the data slates back is probibly a bad idea. They may get damaged in transport. Maybe switch out Caramel for Fortran.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)03:58 No.13515712
    Do we still have a double heretical daemon waifu?
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)03:58 No.13515714
    Fortran has not the slightest bit of combat experience, I think bringing her along would be a bad idea.

    I'd also say we should check the other rooms before leaving, can't be that we always run out of every building because we get goose bumps.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)09:45 No.13517625
    Page 10 bump.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)10:33 No.13517956

    Esme doesn't. Delessa does.

    Also I agree. Bring fortran. Just keep her out of combat.

    Also just gonna point this out. Why would they bother putting something so horrible in that building unless there was something to hide? We should get those dataslates fixed up and then explore. Just give fortran a las pistol or something. Doesn't she have a plasma cutter on her mechadendrite? A plasma cutter and a giant clamp. Useful.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)11:09 No.13518197
    1st Dark Heresy rule: No weapon skill? - Give them something with full auto.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)11:23 No.13518301
    We do want to go back into the house, just after we send Caramel back with the data slates.
    We also need a heavy hitter to come with us, because if the building was guarded on the outside by such big/nasty creatures, I don't even want to imagine what's on the inside.
    We don't know what is inside the building, and if the slates contain data on what it was before, we could have an advantage.
    That, and an actual idea of what we are supposed to be doing.
    Accessing the data in the slates may take a while, and we can't just wait around in this place for Fortran to pull out some data.
    As a test, we could always send one back to see if it is damaged in transit.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)11:36 No.13518384
    Should we send the fluffball along with Caramel or try our luck getting it to follow Esme?
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)11:42 No.13518423
    I like the idea of sending the fluffball back if we can.
    It might not work, but I doubt the thing will follow us if we have a group of Sisters and a Farseer. Not exactly the most friendly group for a little daemon.
    I think that it likes Caramel's daemon, so it might get friendly with Filigree as well if we send it back.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)11:49 No.13518476
    >I think that it likes Caramel's daemon

    Interesting - I assumed it liked Caramel because she cut it out of the snake's stomach and kept the fluffball from freezing to death afterwards. Never thought the daemon could be the reason for its attachment to the sister. Might explain its reluctance towards Esme and the others, I'd always chalked that one up to her divine aura.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)13:54 No.13519278
    How about finishing the search of the ground floor to make sure there is nothing dangerous or interesting, then go to trade out?
    We can then go up the stairs and deeper into the building/unknown with a fresh member. If we just continue into the building, there's no telling when we will be able to find a switching point, and I don't want to get Caramel killed or maimed for no reason.

    I thought it was the aura too, but it really hated Rodwen for some reason. That was the most plausible reason that I could come up with.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)14:16 No.13519471
    Doesn't Esme wrap every non-chaotic ally in a protective aura as well? That might be causing the fluffball's allergic reaction.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/14/11(Fri)17:08 No.13521398

    Caramel is under the divine aura, though less so. The only ones who would not be are Eden and Filigree
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)17:12 No.13521438

    we have a heavy hitter. Tessa.

    and do NOT send the slates back! they obviously do something. Lets bring Fortran here. Just keep her out of battle.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/14/11(Fri)17:14 No.13521460
    oh how I do love it when you guys debate. I'll go scan your drawing while you decide on what to do.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/14/11(Fri)17:28 No.13521595
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    Yay more scribbles!
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)20:13 No.13523114
    out of curiosity and bumpingness how many questers do we have participating total? I know we have at least 2.

    Also do you think we've set the quest waifu record?
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)21:00 No.13523582
    Waifu score, definately
    Also, I think they're are like three or four people paying attention to the quest at any given time
    Also also- Fortran gets my vote if she only stays with us for a short amount of time, and we swap her out again as soon as she's figured out the dataslates.
    >> Anonymous 01/14/11(Fri)22:06 No.13524223
    Dunno- Esme might not have, but Delessa definately has.
    Also, I too support Fortran- it'll be nice to have someone grounded in reality in this very unreal place. Perhaps she'll be less effected by warp trickery and more likely to see things as they really are
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)01:34 No.13526086
    Usually between 1-3 during reasonable GMT hours.

    Also, as soon as we get the chance we should lay our hands on Anna. Not in the Delessa way, but to theal those scars. She's missing an ear as well, if I remember correctly.

    Otherwise, seems like most people want to get Fortran.
    Should we get her before we continue exploring or after we've finished?
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/15/11(Sat)02:46 No.13526648

    You quickly back toward the door, the sisters and farseer moving swiftly after you. You slip quickly back out front, the fear you had felt earlier slowly draining away.

    You slowly relax, the Farseer and Tessa visibly so. The fuzzball had attached itself to Caramel's leg again, the exhausted girl leaning against the nearby wall for support.

    You gesture for her to follow you. "Why don't you take a rest Sister." You guide her to the jump point. Caramel tried to look defiant but quickly succumbed to her exhaustion, letting you guide her into the portal. The fuzzball simply clung tighter to her leg. "We need Fortran. Give her a weapon and send her through."

    She nods as she vanishes, and you step into the tear after her as a guide for the Pain Strider's power. Tessa raised one eyebrow, resting her evicerator against her shoulder. "The engineseer? What do we need her for?"
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)03:44 No.13527150
    >"The engineseer? What do we need her for?"

    I haven't got the slightest clue why we chose her to come to us. Somebody else will have to write an answer to your post.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)04:02 No.13527290

    We picked her because i figure that the dataslates may get destroyed in the transport.

    Also they would be more useful here. OP wouldn't have included them if they didn't have a use.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)11:31 No.13530288
    not sure what page bump
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/15/11(Sat)15:03 No.13531896
    Where be mah questers? Takin a break?
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)17:59 No.13533466
    Sorry OP, had some obligations to take care of. I will be here for a while, though.
    Well, I have had over 151 unique visitors hit my story page on fanfiction.net, so we must have a ton of lurkers.
    "While I don't want to put her in danger, we need her to work on pulling information from these data slates. I am not sure that the slates would survive the transit from this realm, though, so we need her here for the moment. Also, I think that was a hospital, so we might find some machinery that we could have her work on."
    I gestured vaguely in the direction of the structure we had just exited, and continued,"I also don't want to go blind into that building. If it was so heavily guarded on the outside, I don't even want to think of what we will face as we go deeper in."
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:27 No.13533707

    The farseer nodded in approval. "Very wise of you to be cautious. The unknown is our worst enemy here. It would be best to gather as much information as possible."

    You felt the tear fill with energy, pushing you forward, Fortran falling through after you, landing in the snow. Immediately she sat up, shivering a bit. "W-water..." She climbed quickly to her feet, several clicks coming from her chasis. "Thank the omnissiah. Circuitry is fine."

    "You at least rust-proof?" Tessa quipped, smirking.

    "Naturally." She turned to you, her mechanical eye humming as it focused. "You had something for me?"
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/15/11(Sat)18:33 No.13533769

    This is me.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)18:46 No.13533920
    I hand the enginseer the slates, and quickly relate what we had found so far inside of the building.
    "Please hurry, I don't want to be exposed out here for too long."
    As she grabs the slates and begins to eagerly fiddle with the machines, I get the attention of Tessa and Rodwen.
    "Spread out a little bit and form a perimeter. I don't want to be ambushed as she works."
    I expand my mind and look for any threats in the area, and wrap my protection around Fortran

    By the way, I'm about half way done with the fic.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)20:59 No.13535185
    Alright, I will be posting the fic in about 30 minutes. I finished it on someone else's computer, so I need to change the format a little bit.
    It will be chapter 4 under the Sororitas Quest Fic.
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)23:14 No.13536481
    "Yes- these dataslates. They show this chaos realm as it was, in the materium. Or perhaps as it could be. I wasn't sure if they would work, or even exist, back in the cathedral, so I've had you brought here." I gesture towards the building. "We still know very little about the actual composition of this world, and weather it is merely copying the materium, or directly snatching places from it. This building, according to these slates, was once a medicase facility."
    I gesture to Tessa and the Farseer. "We sensed an unholy presence therein- I want know if we can use these slates to help detect the unseeable in this realm."
    >> Anonymous 01/15/11(Sat)23:40 No.13536686
    Here's the link, hope you enjoy it, OP.
    Any other requests?
    Though I have to say, I am impressed that there have been no calls for fapfic from all of you.
    Another reason to love my elegan/tg/entlemen and ca/tg/irls, I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)00:04 No.13536906
    Ooh, nice! Well, not for Carol and Coral I suppose. The two can't seem to catch a break.
    If i would like to recommendation, how about something with the Farseer and Delessa? Or Tybalt being loved by everyone he meets?

    Also- how far away are we from the building we crashed into while fighting the sky behemoth?
    Also also- has Fortran found anything interesting in the scales we sent back?

    Also also also- what gun did they give Fortran? Hopefully an autogun.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)01:10 No.13537556

    that was a FUN read. XP

    I can see it now... Next day the twins join up with a ton of other sisters for the 'nid survival training to get into the Silver Winged Angels.

    ... god-emperor florencia is a bitch...
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)01:29 No.13537742
    Glad you enjoyed it.
    I love writing for Florencia. She is an absolute bitch, so much so that she is hilarious.
    So...could you please get the twins to go with Delessa if we survive?
    I felt bad writing about what the twins had to suffer through when they were just faceless mooks to Florencia, much less part of her personal squad.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)02:02 No.13538154

    That was the hope. After surviving orks and a nid stocked planet they've had enough of Florencia.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)02:31 No.13538482
    Huzzah! Mission success!

    I am surprised. It seems that the questers actually have a life.
    So, in the interest of creating conversation, what are you up to, OP?
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)02:48 No.13538680
    OP: I normally just lurk, but I would be willing to participate this evening if you care to continue.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)10:12 No.13541432

    Sorry OP, had some social obligations this weekend.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)12:59 No.13542635
    I am up and running, and I won't be doing much today.
    So if anybody else is up for some hardcore questing, let's do this!
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)13:13 No.13542738
    For some reason my post isn't showing, so sorry for the repeat.
    I am up, I have nothing to do today, let's get some questing done!
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)13:41 No.13542929
    I'm here for the next 4 or 5 hours, so all we need is our OP.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)13:49 No.13542990
    "Alright, we'll need to go back to this building. If it was being guarded, that probably means it has something the chaos god doesn't want us to find. Any suggestions on how to proceede?"
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)13:50 No.13543006
    "Fortran, give yourself a moment to adjust. I know the transition between the materium and immaterium can be disconcerting. Just let your mind take in the changes, don't try to consciously adjust for it."
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)14:19 No.13543214

    I have an all comsuming job and two english classes that require me to read about 150 pages worth of material a week. I'll be here for a bit through.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)14:26 No.13543261

    The tech-priestess was handling this area of the warp fairly well. you must have snagged her with your divine aura fast enough. She looked around, her mechanical components whirling.

    Fortran clicked several times, taking the dataslates as they were offered, a light on her shoulder flipping up and on. Her mechadendrite whirred to life, the claw flipping back and a soldering iron extending. a large bundle of wires with an eye and delicate claws snaked out of her backpack, her mechanical arm flipping open to reveal various tools.

    "A simple matter. It will only take a moment."

    Rodwen's eye twitched as she watched the tech-priestess work. "Our bonesingers are far more elegant."

    She handed you back the static data slate and began working on the wavy lines one. "The final one will take some time. These two only needed tuning." She handed you back the wavy line one. "I will fix the cracks as best I can."

    You examined the ones you had. The screen of the static one had a faint blue tint to it and the screen of the wavy line one had a faint green tint to it. With the light provided by Fortran, you could see that the blue one had a frequency change knob and the green one had speakers.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)14:32 No.13543305
    "Yes," I say to Farseer Rowden with a wry smile. "But, I'm willing to sacrifice aesthetics for expediency."
    I hold the data slate with the frequency nob up to my eyes, and begin fidling with the dial, and pass the the one with speakers over to Tessa.
    "Can you tell anything different or unusual about these?" I ask, trying to see if it works like I remembered it.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)14:47 No.13543420
    I give Rodwen a nudge with my elbow, and whisper,"Try not to anger the woman who could very well be saving our hides."
    "Impressive work, and praise to the Omnisiah, I suppose," I comment to Fortran as I begin to fiddle with the slates.
    There was nothing else to do, after all, while she worked.
    As I begin to change the frequency, I ask Fortran for advice.
    "Do you have any idea how these work, or what they are supposed to show? Is this one with the knob somehow linked to the speakers?"
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    I'd add this:
    "I have to admit, I prefer the simple designs of the Adeptus Mechanicus. There's something pure about their dedication to efficiency above all else." Esme flashes a brief smile towards the Farseer. "I do agree that Eldar designs tend to be a work of beauty, I think mankind can count itself lucky that you don't put on equal emphasis on resilience."
    to >>13543305 otherwise, there's nothing for me to add.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)14:52 No.13543464

    Looking through it didn't seem to do anything at first. You risked a peek inside the building and once again saw it as it used to be. The knob seemed to adjust to what degree you saw the newness of the building.

    The dataslate had 5 settings. As you clicked down through them, the people inside changed, setting one showing them as monstrous beasts, The room itself in its current state, minus the ice. Settings 2-4 seemed to be every stage in-between.

    You felt a tap on your pauldron and Tessa offered the green data slate with speakers. "This one does nothing as far as I can tell. There is a volume switch but fiddling with it doesn't yield results."
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:00 No.13543544
    "Thanks Tessa. Hopefully it will be more useful when Fortran fixes the third slate."
    I hold up the slate that I had been holding, and say, "Though this has some interesting data in it."
    I gesture for Rodwen to take a look as well, "You know more about how the warp affects reality than all of us. Do you have an opinion on this?"
    I start on slide two, and work my way through the transformation process.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)15:01 No.13543549

    dammit didn't see these hold on
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)15:03 No.13543566
    ok back. srry i had a headache.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:05 No.13543598
    "Thank you. Hmm, seems like I'll need to keep an ear on this one." Take the device from Tessa's hand and give her the vision-slate.
    Esme motions for the farseer to approach her, pointing to the slate in Tessa's hand when Rowden arrives. "Please, have a look. You two any idea what to make of this? Does any of this look recognisable to you? "
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:06 No.13543603
    No problems, OP. Your health comes first.
    We kind of jumped this on you, anyway.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)15:08 No.13543622

    nah headaches are a regular thing for me. I also was stupid and didn't have any coffee. I'll go fix that now.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:09 No.13543639
    Kay, take your time OP
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)15:26 No.13543763

    You fiddle with the sound one, a bit of static starting up. You slowly reach out, holding it just inside the building. You hear faint voices coming from it, the voices changing in tone and hostility as Rodwen flipped through the different visual settings.

    Fortran spoke up. "I have downloaded the auditory and visual settings of each dataslate. I will be able to assist you as my ocular implant and enhanced listening devices can imitate the functionality of the slates."

    Tessa examined the room, through the slate and away, pointing to the far right wall covered in ice. "There's another door over there. A metal one. Behind the ice."

    Fortran glanced up from her work, her mechanical eye focusing on where Tessa had looked. "Confirmed."

    Rodwen nodded. "I sense a power coming from this place. It's raw energy and growing quickly. If we want to deal with it, now would be the time."

    Tessa shook her head. "Shouldn't we wait for Fortran to finish the third slate?"

    The Farseer shook her head. "We should get started now. She'll finish it before we reach the top."

    Tessa frowned. "But what if we miss something because we don't have the third slate?"

    "We will just have to deal with it when the time comes."

    It looked like it was up to you to break the tie.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:37 No.13543874
    So, do we rush in and act before whatever is in there gets even more powerful, or do we wait for Fortran to finish her work and give us an advantage at dealing with this situation?
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:39 No.13543891
    "How close are you to being done with that slate? Also, what are your impressions from the data you have pulled out so far?" I ask quickly.
    This was a problem that needed to be rectified swiftly, but I did not want to go in completely blind.
    I flick through the settings of the visual piece while holding the speaker slate inside, trying to get a feeling for each slide.

    Basically, if Fortran will take any longer than a few minutes, charge in fhur da Emprah!
    Otherwise, I would rather go in against a tougher opponent we actually know about than go in blind. That, and throw in a barb at Rodwen about how she told us that our ignorance was our greatest weakness just a few minutes ago.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:39 No.13543897
    I say we should deal with it now, while we have the chance to do so. It sounds like we have a limited window of time here, and I don't want to miss our first REAL chance to hurt the chaos god possibly
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)15:50 No.13543991
    Ok, in that case I'd support >>13543891 - got nothing to add.

    >And I'm almost falling asleep in front of the screen, I'll be back in 6 to 7 hours.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)16:02 No.13544072
    If longer than a few minutes:
    "Then we can't afford to wait. Tessa, Rodwen, prepare yourselves. This is our first chance to truly strike at this god."
    I quickly flip through the slides, gleaning a few impressions off of them, then handing them to Fortran for safe keeping.
    I charge my aura into a blazing light, since I have no one in my party that I could harm.
    I stride through the door, Tessa and Rodwen tailing me, and I shatter the door and ice with a single blow of my claw.
    I felt a great joy. We finally had a direction in this foul place.

    If she will only take less than five minutes:
    "I am sorry, Rodwen, but you said yourself, the unknown is our worst enemy."
    "Please hurry Fortran, every second counts!"
    I try to gather as much data from the slates in the meantime.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)16:07 No.13544120

    Fortran fiddled with the cracked slate. "It will be some time yet." She clicked a few times, holding up the slate. The warped screen seemed partially fixed, but she hadn't even started on the cracks themselves yet.

    You motion to your three companions, slipping inside. Fortran followed , nodding in approval. "I'm aware that this is unlike me, but I can sense the power eminating form this building... It... This entire situation seems far too familiar to me. The eldar discovered the birth of She Who Thirsts too late. I will not stand by idle when we can strike a blow against the chaos god.

    Tessa followed a moment later, Fortran tagging along, using the eye stalk to navigate, her main eyes focused on the slate.

    Tessa slides up next to you. "So where fist?"

    Rodwen gestured to the ice. "I suggest we investigate this door."
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)16:14 No.13544180
    "I doubt we will find anything of use in the rest of the rooms, and we can't afford the time to search them."
    I turn to Fortran, and ask "Do you have a vox built into yourself? If so, I could link you into our network, and you could relay any information that you discover."

    She could also poke around the first floor for us, if she felt comfortable doing so.

    I look to Rodwen and nod. "We have spent enough time stumbling through this place, with no idea what to do. Let us strike fear into the heart of this beast."
    I walk to the door, and breach it with a mighty swing of my powerclaw.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)16:26 No.13544288
    If there are any lurkers about, post your ideas.
    OP doesn't like to roll with just one person's opinion, and we will stop completely if it's only me posting.
    You don't even need to post your ideas in first person, I can write them for you if you want.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)16:42 No.13544426
    I'll roll with one person for now. Thats cool for a bit. This is a big key point atm so its probibly better if there are a few people working together.

    Remember there is always the real and immedeate danger of failure or partydeath in this place. You've done well so far. I've been keeping it simple so you can (try) to get used to how this realm works.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)17:26 No.13544819

    Fortran tilts her head. "I have already attuned my vox to your frequency. It was the first thing I did upon arrival.

    You nod once and walk up to the wall of ice, your powerclaw flexing. You strike it hard. The ice is packed thickly and is stronger than any metal or stone, you rake off a large chunk of it, revealing a small portion of the metal door beyond.

    Tessa stepped forward. "Oh scoot over Esme." She revved her chainsword to life, holding the white hot teeth near the ice. She had melted it in less than a minute.

    The doors were unmarked and slid to either side to open. Fortran walked up and examined them, working with a small pannel on the side. Her chasis clicked a few times as she disassembled it, fiddling and soldering wires. "Simple enough." A few sparks jumped and the doors opened. It was a cage elevator of some kind. It appeared to be in working order, the shaft cold but free of ice.

    Fortran touched the cage, mumbling a small prayer to the machine spirits. "This Machine Spirit is old and feeble, but it is willing to take us up if you so wish it."

    Rodwen raised one eyebrow. "I'm impressed... This will help us bypass some of the other floors and their potential danger."
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)17:58 No.13545093
    "Impressive, hon," I say as I lean in a kiss her cheek.
    Once Fortran works her magic on the controls, I grin cheekily towards Tessa. "And that's why we brought her."
    I give Fortran a happy clap on the back as I pass her into the elevator.
    The rest of the women follow, me, Rodwen grimacing at the harsh utilitarianism of the lift.
    "If you would be so kind to lower us?" I direct toward the engineseer.
    A clang sounds, and we descend into the darkness
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)18:07 No.13545176

    (your on the ground floor :P)

    Fortran nearly falls forward from your grateful pat, her mechadendrite catching the doorway before she toppled. She slipped into the elevator next to the farseer, fiddling once again with the controls.

    After a moment the elevator groaned and began moving upwards slowly. You pass 7 floors before the elevator grinds to a halt, not quite even with the doors of the floor your on.

    "The machine spirit is tired. It must rest before taking us further. If we wish to make haste, I suggest continuing on foot." She held up the dataslate. "It is repaired." and began working on the door after handing it to you.

    The doors ground slowly open and you were met with another wall of ice, which Tessa promptly took care of.

    The room beyond was something out of a nightmare. Corpses littered the room disemboweled and posed mockingly, their blood mixed with the ice caking the floor and walls. Several had been pinned to the walls with swords, including an infant child. Several corpses and dismembered body parts had been nailed to the ceiling or suspended a foot or two from it by bloody, ice-encrusted ropes.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)18:14 No.13545255
    *Sigh* Kind of ruins the badass air that I was going for. I apologize for my blonde moment.

    "How long would it take you to get the elevator moving?" I say as I glance out of the doorway.
    The corpses aren't exactly that inviting, and give me a bad feeling.
    Before venturing onto the floor, I look through the data slate for anything useful.
    No need for stupid heroics, at least yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)19:15 No.13545755
    "Emperor's breath." I shudder, before looking over my companions.
    "Courage. Whatever this is, we will beat it." I bring the dataslate up to my eyes and quickly dial through the setting of the knob, hoping for something, anything, helpful may appear. Tessa and the Farseer should do so as well. Right now Fortran is our eyes, ears, and every other sense.
    I move out, powersword bared, looking for the nearest flight of stairs
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)19:22 No.13545812

    Fortran clicked several times. "Longer than I suspect the eldar would like to wait. It needs only rest. The stairs should prove adequite for the remaining journey. It is not much further. two more floors."

    The Farseer summoned an orb of psykic light, holding it up and illuminating the room. It wasn't as bright as Fortran's flashlight, but it helped.

    You look through the blue dataslate, flipping the volume switch on the green one. You spot the door leading to the stairwell easily, the ice very thin over it. The green one crackles with ghostly voices and tortured screams; people begging for mercy. You can only assume you are hearing the last moments of the slaughter that has occurred here. Along with the sounds of pain, there were also sounds of confusion and a keening wail that could not have come from any human.

    You examine the once cracked dataslate. It had a faint red glow to it, the screen stained with spots where Fortran could not repair it. You looked through it. It didn't seem to show anything signifi-

    Something moved at the corner of the dataslate. You turn quickly, seeing a gangly black creature with yellow eyes staring at you. Its body rippled and moved like water.

    Fortran followed your gaze and froze, staring at it. Rodwen and Tessa look about.

    "What are you looking at Mon-keigh? We need to hurry.

    The creature leans back and opens its mouth, the green dataslate's speakers nearly blasting out as it picked up the daemon's cry.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)19:22 No.13545820

    It lunged at Tessa, knocking her to the ground, the sister crying out in surprise.

    It took only a single grab from your powerclaw to crush its head, the creature's stealth failing it. It appeared that its ability to hide was what it relied most heavily upon for survival. With that ability compromised, it was dispatched with ease.

    Tessa shakily sat up, attempting to wipe black blood and ichor off of her armor. "Thank you..."

    You couldn't imagine how difficult it would have been to fight through seven levels of these creatures without the aid of the red dataslate...

    The farseer swallowed, looking down at the tech-priestess. "Are there any more?"

    Fortran shook her head no. "I have integrated the data into my motion sensors. There are many below us however. Let us save the machine spirit's remaining strength for the trip back down." She gestured to the elevator.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)19:33 No.13545890
    "Of course," Esme says, nodding. "Right now Fortran, you are our eyes and ears and..." I pause, looking down at the final dataslate. "Whatever this thing does."
    "We need to keep you safe, and you need to keep us informed."
    Fortran takes point, flanked by Tessa with the viewingslate and us with the sound slate
    Farseer takes the rear, with the red slate, I think
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)19:42 No.13545962
    "Fortran, you lovely, lovely woman. You have been invaluable." I say as I organize the rest of the women.
    I take point, with the farseer and Tessa covering the flanks, and the engineseer in the middle.
    We need to keep her safe, as she is both our eyes and ears.
    "Let's move. Fortran, where is the nearest stairwell? The sooner we get out of here, the better."
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)19:47 No.13545996
    It's at times like this I wish we had a floorplan.
    I gingerly approach one of the victims, looking to see if I can recognize their dress or discern anything from their overall state. Perhaps where they are from, originally, or how the invisible creature attacks, or specific places it targets from the wounds it inflicts.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)19:57 No.13546078

    Fortran gestured to the ice-crusted door. "It says 'stairwell' on a sign next to the door when the past is viewed.

    You move quickly up the stairs to the next floor. The stairs to the top room seem to have fallen away and what remained was clogged with debris and ice from a hole in the roof.

    You cautiously open the door to the ninth floor.

    It took you a moment to realize what you were looking at. Flesh. The tanned hides of dozens of people adorned the walls and floor, locked undisturbed beneath a layer of frost and ice. The center housed a structure made of human bone and other object you have seen frozen in this building, roughly shaped into the mark of this chaos god.

    Fortran is tense. "I sense the psykic presence is getting more powerful. Its in the room above us..."

    Fortran nudged you, gazing at the far left corner of the room. Fortran looked through the dataslate. "There are several there..." The green dataslate chittered softly, both Fortran and the tech-priestess tracking their movements.

    "Four of them... No five... If I incapacitate them can you hit them?" she handed you back the red dataslate. "Or do you have a better plan?
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)20:02 No.13546127
    "Of course," Esme says, flexing her power claw, "How would you incapicatate them? And do you think they can see us?"
    Also, directly above us, you say?
    .... hmmm, a plan comes to mind
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)20:03 No.13546141
    "Sure, I have a pretty good plan. Just warn me if any break towards us. Tessa, flame them."
    As she unleashed a torrent of fire, I moved forward with the farseer to intercept any that might make it through the inferno.

    Also, would destroying the symbol do anything in our favor?
    'Cause I'm up for some desecration if anybody else is.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)20:04 No.13546152
    Ooh, what's your plan. I am curious.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)20:23 No.13546363
    Oh, if Tessa doesn't have any fuel, then have Rodwen use her lightning.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)20:24 No.13546371
    clarification: Rodwen is asking if you have a better plan than her incapacitating them and you hitting them.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)20:41 No.13546539
    Oh, in that case not really. It seems sound.
    We should just have Tessa storm in with us to provide support, since her huge sword should be able to catch them even if they try and dodge.
    I don't want to throw bolts around yet, since we don't want to warn the thing above us of our presence.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)20:55 No.13546667

    (well theres a reason she asked if YOU can hit them.)

    Rodwen stepped into the room, whistling. You look through the dataslate. The creatures whipped around to look at her, quickly moving to surround her.

    The farseer closed her eyes, psykic energy crackling around her. You were about to call out to her when you felt yourself slowly float into the air, along with everything else in the room that wasn't nailed down.

    Tessa and Fortran both grabbed the doorway to keep themselves from drifting off. The farseer glanced back at you. "Go! Fly! I can't maintain this for long."
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)21:04 No.13546758
    Without a moments hesitation, I propel myself through the air, praying to the Emperor for my strikes to be accurate.
    I close with the two creatures closest to us, my claw claiming one beast while my sword clove through another.
    I narrowly avoid the farseer as I shoot past her, and my claw finds purchase in another of the warp spawn that I use to stop my forward momentum.
    I spin, lashing out with my blade, removing the head of the fourth beast.
    The fifth beast is slaughtered easily as it flails in the air.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)21:28 No.13546983
    heh heh....taint
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/16/11(Sun)21:35 No.13547053

    You tear through three of them with ease, the remaining two dropping to the ground before you can get to them. You reangle yourself, dispatching the fourth as you landed, the fifth turning and running, climbing out the shattered window, its claws clicking on the outer walls as it climbed down the building.

    Rodwen picked herself up off the ground, panting hard. "It has been far too long since i've done that... And without the proper items to focus it..." She shook her head, climbing to her feet.

    Tessa and Fortran quickly moved to your side. "Are you alright Esme?"

    Fortran cleared her throat loudly. "We lack the time for plesantries. We must find a way up to the upper level.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)21:57 No.13547295
    "MMmm. Just a moment. Farseer, can you pinpoint exactly where the taint is? Fortran, do you think a powersword would be able to pierce through these floorboards?"
    What if we bring whatever is up there down to us? Hopefully, my plan is to cute out a circle around wherever this thing is, weakening the floor around it. That way we can head up stairs and then collapse it around the, well, whatever it is
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)22:04 No.13547349
    "Fortran, is there any stairwells, or any other entrances?"

    If not, then I like the idea of carving through the floor.
    We could also hack through some load-bearing supports to bring it down.
    Also, does anybody else want to destroy the symbol of the god?
    It might be lending power to whatever is above us.
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)22:18 No.13547476
    Can't hurt to destroy it. Unless of course it will send of an early warning to the things above us
    >> Anonymous 01/16/11(Sun)23:36 No.13548416
    Well done, everybody. I think we just advanced the story more today than we had all of last week.
    And we didn't get anybody killed!
    Thanks for sacrificing your day for us, OP.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/17/11(Mon)00:21 No.13548974
    im gonna be here in awhile. My headache didn't go away and so took a nap. I'll reply a bit pretty soon. just gotta do something.
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)00:36 No.13549114
    That's fine, OP. Are you feeling any better?

    As for the symbol of the god, I suppose we should ask Rodwen to see if it is connected in any way to the power above us before purging it for the Emprah.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/17/11(Mon)01:44 No.13549847

    Rodwen gave you a look. "You... really haven't had any psykic training, have you?" She looked at the mark. "It appears it was made to honor the power and is not connected to it. I would also advise against breaking the floor. I'd rather not have a horrible beast fall on my head."

    Fortran clicked several times. "We could always use the window and fly up a level."

    Tessa revved her chainsword. "I don't care what we do! My trigger finger is twitching. I wanna BURN some CHAOS!"
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)02:01 No.13550024
    "If we survive this, I will be sure to ask you for some lessons. I just know how much you'll love that," I say with a slightly teasing grin.
    "Alright, Fortran, I suppose we'll go with the logical decision instead of the fun one."
    We all stare at Tessa a moment, before I break into a huge laugh. "And this is why I love you," I say as I march towards the window, my claw destroying the sigil as I pass.
    "Everybody aboard, I'm the only way up to the top. I think that I am itching to do some damage to this damned god as well."
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)03:17 No.13550827
    "Given the corrupting nature usually displayed by chaos, the Ecclesiarchy favours a purge first, que... well, it usually ends with the purging. That policy extends to members of the Adeptus Sororitas as well. Ignorance and hatred are deemed advantageous when fighting chaos. Psychic talents are considered to be a taint and members displaying them are usually removed."
    Esme moves towards the shattered window, poking her head outside. "Seems like this is the only way we have.. I think I should be able to carry the three of you. Fortran, how much do your augmentations add to your weight?"
    As Esme readies herself to carry her group upstairs, she turns to the Farseer once more. "Farseer, no that we're closer - do you have any idea what we're about to face? Do you feel anything more specific than raw power?"
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)03:22 No.13550887
    Good night OP. Sleep well, and hope you feel better.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/17/11(Mon)04:33 No.13551422

    Fortran shook her head. "I think it best if I remain here. You go on ahead."

    Rodwen followed you to the window. "There is power above us. That is all I know. It has some form of barrier around it keeping me from knowing specifics."

    Tessa followed, grinning from ear to ear. "Lets go! Lets go!"

    "Why are you so eager to run headlong into danger?"

    "Because I have a flamer."

    "What does that have to do with any-"


    You had forgotten how worked up Tessa could get when she had a flamer...
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)05:04 No.13551662
    Esme gently lays a hand on one of Tessa's pauldrons. "Tessa, I know you can't wait purify whatever is up there from the sin of its existance, but keep calm. You remember all those times you had to recite the litany of patience in the schola, don't you?"
    After she has finished speaking with Tessa, Esme hurries towards the techpriest. "Are you sure you are going to be safe here? I wouldn't want you to be hit by a piece of the ceiling if things are going to ugly on the floor above."
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)11:06 No.13553594
    rolled 12, 12, 11 = 35

    Page 10 bump, too bad I missed all the action.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/17/11(Mon)13:52 No.13554778

    you didn't miss all the action. we still have some action to go.
    >> His Divine Power 01/17/11(Mon)14:19 No.13555008

    Tessa grumbled, beginning a litany of patience.

    Fortran nodded. "Yes I should be fine here. if another creature shows up they seem simple enough to dispatch. I have a lasgun built into my arm. I only have several shots but I don't miss. As long as its not a horde."

    The farseer tapped her foot impatiently. "If we hurry we wont have to be gone long." She moved to the window. "Just focus. Psykic energy doesn't have the same limitations as physical strength. Lifting a heavy object is not that much more difficult than lifting a light one. Most of it is in your head."
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)14:48 No.13555268
    Excellent. I also hope the rolls you do for us are as good as mine.

    >Lifting a heavy object is not that much more difficult than lifting a light one. Most of it is in your head

    Is the farseer wearing a skirt? If she does, we... ermm.. sorry, wrong character.

    Esme nods towards the techpriest. "As you wish. Please be careful though - this realm has proven itself to be filled with unpleasant surprises." Once done talking to Fortran, Esme gathers her other companions near the window. After trying to make a random piece of equipment float and checking her equipment on last time, Esme offers Rodwen and Tessa a hand and begins their ascent.
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)17:36 No.13556854
    "May the Omnisiah bless you, then, and we shall finish this up as quickly as possible."
    I ruffle Tessa's hair as she recites. Cute does not even begin to describe this woman.
    "Thank you for the advice, Rodwen."
    I lean out the window, look up, and then quickly lean back inside.
    I take a deep breath and focus. The gap really wasn't that far. I could do this.
    "Ready," I tell Rodwen and Tessa. They both link their arms around my waist, and I begin the flight to our next opponent.
    It was surprisingly easy, and not at all different from my normal flight.
    "The Emperor guides me, and I cannot fail. The Emperor protects me, and I cannot be harmed. The Emperor gives me focus, and I shall not stray. With faith, I shall succeed," I recite, as much to help my focus as to ask the Emperor for aid.
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)18:26 No.13557331
    "Alright, I'll keep that in mind Rowdan."
    ..... Are we, are we going to be trained in the psykic arts by an eldar Farseer?
    That would be sooo awesome!
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)18:28 No.13557356
    Keep frosty out there guys, remember there's still one stalker deamon running around
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)22:05 No.13559492
    Page 11 bump.
    Also, as much fun as peeking up an Eldar's skirt would be, let's not make our waifu jealous.
    >> Anonymous 01/17/11(Mon)22:11 No.13559564
    So, I wonder if Rowdan has any tips on offensive use of psykic powers
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)01:24 No.13562329
    Page 12 bump
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)03:15 No.13563633
    bumping again
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/18/11(Tue)06:03 No.13564828

    You arrive at the next level with little trouble, having to give the window a good swift kick to shatter the ice.

    You moved in quickly, releasing your hold on your companions and drawing your sword, Tessa following suit. Rodwen held her singing spear forward, crackling with psykic lighting.

    In front of you was a small glowing orb of light... it drifted lazily around the room, leaving a faint wispy trail behind it. Through the green dataslate you could hear the sound of crying.

    The orb itself didn't seem hostile, but it was giving off powerful energies.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)07:47 No.13565404
    Esme signals Tessa to hold fire. "It seems like it hasn't detected us yet." she whispers to her group. "Any idea what this could be?" During the conversation, Esme switches to witchsight (or whatever her warp-o-vision is called.), carefully inspecting the orb from a distance without disturbing it.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)11:24 No.13566913
    "I am at a loss, Rodwen. Do you know what this thing is? How do we even harm it?" I whisper.
    We move warily, keeping our distance from the thing.
    I do not want to try and lash out against something I don't understand.
    As Rodwen said, ignorance is our worst enemy here.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)14:09 No.13568248
    .... "Well, I wasn't expecting this." Esme says, leaning back.
    "What should we do? Attack it? Leave it alone? Try and feed it positive energies?"
    She leans forward, watching the glowing globe trace it's lazy route through the air, and begins following it, cautiously, looking for some pattern it could be following or symbol it could be trying to trace.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/18/11(Tue)15:57 No.13569457

    The corners of your eyes tingle as you focus, looking around with mantic sight. You could see once-invisible tendrils of energy extending from the orb, reaching out in all directions. The orb gave off small pulses of energy, the world around you pulsing in response.

    "It is an aspect of the chaos god. It is what is crafting this world. A chaos god and its realm are born at the same time. These spheres will return to their master and complete it once the realm is finished and self sustaining." She paused for a moment. "Admittedly, though, I'm only guessing..."

    Tessa revved her chainsword. "So... How do we kill it?"

    The farseer glanced at the celestian. "You really expect me to know that? Your guess is as good as mine! Just... Try something!"
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:11 No.13569576
    I make an assumption that physical weapons won't hurt the thing.
    "That doesn't clarify much, but we have to try something. Could you help me boost my powers, Rodwen?"
    I focus, and prepare to launch a bolt of the Emperor's light at the thing.
    I pray ferverently that this attack will prove harmful to the nimbus, and not just add to its powers.
    "In the Emperor's name!" I whisper, as a bolt of golden light lances towards the orb.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:17 No.13569629
    Esme turns to Rodwen, all the time keeping her eyes on the orb."Would I be able to absorb it without being corrupted? If not, might we be able to bind it and send it back to the materium? That way, the power would neither be returned to the new god nor strengthen the old ones."
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:21 No.13569679
    Esme reaches out, hesitantly, and brush a finger against the orb, waiting for something, some sign, to act on.
    If nothing happens, she supposes, she can at least blast the thing with holy fire.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:43 No.13569897
    While waiting for OP, I call for some theorizing.
    We finally have a purpose being here other than 'Plant sword into skull of enemy #43'.
    So, what do you think will happen if we destroy this thing? Does the warp in the area regress back into neutral ground?
    As for the god itself, I am assuming we are going to have to trash a few of these buggers to weaken it, and then follow one back to the grand beast to strike the final blow.
    We need to start thinking about our endgame here, because things are only going to get worse.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:48 No.13569958
    The problem is that if we weaken the god enough it will either go dormant again or the other gods will devour it. Neither is an acceptable outcome.

    Maybe we can find a way to throw it into that necron dyson sphere?
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:56 No.13570045
    Maybe we should ask Rodwen what would happen if the other gods ended up devouring it. Did she explain that already? I think I remembered something about that.

    Regardless it seems an effective way to remove it.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:57 No.13570065
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)16:58 No.13570069
    The other gods gain its strength, if I remember correctly.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/18/11(Tue)18:33 No.13571259

    The other gods will gain fractions of its aspects and a temporary boost to raw power.

    They do get stronger though
    >> BloodCri 01/18/11(Tue)19:09 No.13571794
    i'm doodlin right now if you want to join in my questers

    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)20:42 No.13573112
    If that's the case, it might not be that bad to kill the sleeping god.
    This kind of stuff happens all the time, after all, just on a smaller scale.
    It would still be better to destroy the thing completely, but just killing it is an option.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)23:28 No.13575092
    Page 11 bump.
    >> Anonymous 01/18/11(Tue)23:53 No.13575358
    We want to make it so that chaos, on the whole, isn't stregethend overall by this event. In the long run, that could be just as bad as a new chaos god forming.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)02:35 No.13577083
    Good night bump.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)05:24 No.13578138
    If our writefag is still taking requests, I'd love to see Filigree's point of view concerning the events leading up to her binding. Possibly even a bit of her preparations for the incursion into the materium, as I always suspected it's her first time outside the warp (but I guess that's just me).
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)08:59 No.13579395
    Heh, mite b cool. I was going to ask to see if he could come up with a situation where Delessa tries to hit on Rowdan
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)12:16 No.13580551
    This one sounds fun, I am working on it now.
    Don't worry, I've got a fic planned for our favorite Eldar waifu.
    I am holding off on it for now because she is in our party, and I'm figuring out how her character works.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)12:36 No.13580652
    Thanks man. I really like your writing style!
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)14:03 No.13581247
    Great, I can barely wait for it.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)17:45 No.13583658
    Page 12 bump
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)17:46 No.13583677
    Don't fall off the board bump.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)17:48 No.13583703

    Rodwen catches your hand as you reach to touch it. "No. It is a vessel of pure chaos. Even filled with the powers of your god as you are, attempting to absorb such an atrocity would likely be your demise."

    You step back, taking a deep breath, summoning your power. The farseer nods, using her own abilities to bolster your own as you unleash an enormous psykic bolt at the sphere.

    You feel a physical drain on your powers from the effort it took, a headache instantly making itself known.

    The bolt impacted the sphere with an almost musical sound, accompanied by the sound of cracking glass. The sphere was hurled across the room, shattering in a huge wave of force against the far wall.

    The building around you began to groan and shake, threatening to collapse in on itself.

    "Let's get Fortran and go!" It was Tessa. She revved her chainsword to life, cutting a hole in the floor to the lower level.

    At least you didn't have to go out the window this time.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)17:50 No.13583721
    >The building around you began to groan and shake, threatening to collapse in on itself.

    Dang, I would have really liked to know what was in the hidden room we skipped.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)17:52 No.13583744
    Good good!
    Go get Fortran, quickly- I don't think we'll have a chance to use the elevator this time. Get ready to fly inellegantly but quickly through a window
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)17:57 No.13583797
    Hah! I knew that we could collapse the floor if we needed to!
    Anyway, yes, depart with all haste- if it looks like the walls are starting to come down around us, use or new found levitation related powers to push the rubble around and away from us, and maybe even relieve stress on the load bearing supports of the walls
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)18:03 No.13583860
    There's really not much to add to these posts.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)18:05 No.13583877
    Well Try man!
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)18:08 No.13583920
    Or Like One Of Those Twilight Fangirls, Capitalising The First Letter Of Every Word.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)18:24 No.13584108
    If there's something of interest in the room - snatch it. Then hurry to get everybody out of the building.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)18:40 No.13584245
    I drop down through the hole quickly, gesturing for the women to follow me, and wave to a surprised Fortran.
    "Everybody grab hold of me, there is no way that elevator is going to make it down without killing us."
    I walk to the window, and as each of the women grab hold, I crack a joke before beginning the trip down.
    "Nice to know that I'm loved," I say cheekily, and I launch us into the air, repeating the chant I had used to go up.
    I repeat it as a mantra as we slowly make our way to the ground below us.
    >> Anonymous 01/19/11(Wed)23:08 No.13587265

    The hidden room was the elevator we took. The only room we skipped was the basement of that cabin
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)01:17 No.13588916
    Woman, actually, but that's not too important.
    Here's the fic, enjoy and tell me what you think:
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)01:34 No.13589111
    Oh wow. You did a great job of capturing the deamonettes frantic energy, and her personality really shone through!
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)01:40 No.13589181
    Very good read- hey, are you the same guy who wrote the other deamonette fanficition with Esme, Filigree, and a third deamonette?
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)01:54 No.13589347
    Thanks, she was a fun one to write.
    No, I am a writefag who started posting a little bit later.
    That, and I don't write about wangs. I'm a lesbian, so I can't really write about them well (No experience to base it off of, and all).
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)07:42 No.13591583
    Your interpretation of Filigree is quite different from mine, although it was interesting to read another person's take on her personality.
    Seems like I'll have to write a Filigree fic myself if I want to have one that fits my view.
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)11:15 No.13592596
    Really? Well, I can see why you like this quest so much, heh.
    How did you interpret her character?
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)12:55 No.13593417
    I am quite curious as well. Writing for Filigree was a tad hard since she was a daemon, and I tried to incorporate that into her personality.
    I love differing views on characters, so the more writefaggotry, the better.
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)14:59 No.13594630
    Page 9 bump.
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)16:34 No.13595599

    To me, Filigree was acting rather strange - for a daemonette. Her whole team was just as easily dispatched as Delessa managed to interrogate Filigree, and she practically threw herself at the Inquisitor for a chance to remain in the materium. She hasn't done anything to harm Delessa's mission and even risked her existence in the materium to save her Inquisitor's life.

    Filigree was formed from curiosity, hardly the stuff for a frontline daemonette and her fighting capabilities have been rapidly improving since she's joined the Inquisitor.

    I concluded that Filigree was either created in a rush to bolster the daemons' ranks for the warp generator scheme or conscripted before her "proper" daemonic training was complete.

    I guessed that she had never been to the materium before, so that Delessa has, at least as far as such a thing is possible, bound an "innocent" (If you subscribe to the view that the opposite of innocence is experience) daemonette.

    A thought that fills me with glee.
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)17:02 No.13595964
    Your theory is very fun, and I could definately see how that would work.
    It does make her love/affection seem a little more genuine than my fic.
    I went in pretty well the opposite direction, with her being an older and jaded daemonette that was really bored.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/20/11(Thu)18:20 No.13596847

    a full day without sex? for a daemonette? PREPOSTEROUS!

    the amount of character yes you have here with Filigree is just... perfect. Unbelievably adorable but you never forget that she is, in fact, a daemon.

    Oh this fiction is the best character capture yet. Florencia and Eden were good. Tessa was great. The twins I couldn't have written better myself, but Filigree... That was pretty much how i Imagined her. Down to every little detail.

    I tip my hat to you my elegan/tg/entleman. You have blown my mind and brightened my day.
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)18:51 No.13597149
    Ah okay - my bad. Thanks for clarifying that.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/20/11(Thu)21:04 No.13598521

    Your bad? what are you talking about everything was perfect. The first sentence was me being silly because that line got me laughing :P This story is the best one yet. don't change anything. i got some great laughs out of it. It shows the basic nature and deeper side of Filigree perfectly.


    Its more that she wasn't created for the purpose of combat like many of the other daemonettes were. she doesn't have the strength behind her claws, nor the tougher skin that they do and is therefore put into combat situations less. But put her in power armor and give her a weapon...

    Well this and a lash of torment. heeee
    On a completely different note and topic.

    and sorry guys. Several gallons of work and homework have been occupying my time. and then my brain is so fried i just wanna play some SS13/dragonage/UT/DoW etc to get my mind off of it.

    Also, sleep. I like sleep. it keeps me sane.
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)21:13 No.13598608
    Errm... no. That was I, >>13595599.

    Well, since of word of god is that her character is vastly different than what I imagined - I don't really feel like playing anymore.
    My fault. Have fun. Good rolls to the other players.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/20/11(Thu)22:07 No.13599185

    Technically Filigree is far more innocent than other daemonettes in the sense that her roles are different. She was crafted earlier than some of the more modern combat oriented daemonettes and out of stuff that wouldn't normally be used for a figthing 'nette.

    You however are very correct about her being newer to the realms of mortals. Its not her first visit in general but it is her fist visit where she has manifested for so long.

    They break it down in Liber Chaotica. Daemons in the mortal realm are like fish out of water since they rely on the energies of the warp. The only way they can stay manifest is if there is a constant supply of warp energies or if they are bound either to or in another living being. Its delessa's soul and psykic powers that keep her manifested. Its also very one sided. Delessa can exist without Filigree but not vise versa. The bond remains even if she is destroyed though which means she gets to use Delessa's soul as a chewtoy when she kicks the bucket.

    I mean, yeah, you could probably get someone to exorcise Filigree but seeing how she's like... the most popular/loved character in the quest (if not my second guess is Caramel) I really wasn't going to bother bringing it up.

    I got off track...
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)22:51 No.13599619
    Hah, s'okay OP. Really. A little break now and again isn't to be gone amiss. We all know you have a life to attend to.
    Aw man, no need to be like that. Come on!
    >> Anonymous 01/20/11(Thu)23:29 No.13599967
    Heh, I would have put Tybalt as first favorite character, if you were asking me
    Surprised that Caramel comes in second
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)00:00 No.13600136
    Sorry for the wait, OP, I was out helping with the Vagina Monologues.
    Now you really are flattering me, but thank you.
    I really love your characters, and they just write themselves, so I suppose I should be thanking you for the awesome quest that led to my inspiration.
    No worries OP, real life comes first. We also must have worn you out this weekend when we quested all day.
    Love love, OP, take care of yourself and come back when you are good and ready.
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)02:27 No.13601286
    Also,I could probably do a fic over the weekend.
    Everybody feel free to post some ideas/couples/scenarios.
    Anything that you would want me to do specifically, OP?
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)03:18 No.13601619
    Carol and Coral's rite of passage during the tyranid attack
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/21/11(Fri)03:57 No.13601817

    that would be a clusterfuck thats for sure. 300 candidates dropped onto a derelict world the inqusition seeded with the strongest nids they could find.

    Survivors are picked up after a month... if there are any

    Its not like the sisters are forced into it either. being called a silver winged angel is an enormous deal. Even getting the invitation and not actually doing the survival test will earn you respect.

    also i realized i made a mistake earlier in the story. Galatea has been Canoness for 135 years. I said that was her age. Its not. She is much older.

    I would like to know your favorite characters. maybe give me a top 3


    thanks. that really means a lot. Character development is very important to me. I don't take adding a new character lightly. They must be distinct. My vocabulary and grammar aren't always perfect and i'm very bad with my tenses but character building i will not slack on.

    also i'm doing a very special epic pic of esme for you guys.
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)06:17 No.13602398

    Sorry guys, I simply don't like/enjoy the character anymore. That I even requested that fic really vexes me at the moment.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/21/11(Fri)10:06 No.13603573

    as for specifics i'm not sure. I might be using that bit of plot later on and highlight some key stuff about how the twins operate. If you wait till then you'll have a framework of the process itself.

    Here are some other ideas from me but you guys decide what to do ok? doesn't have to be from this list if you dont want.

    maybe do something with Galatea? Back when she was in her prime.

    Esme's wacky warp adventures while hunting Miriael

    The torture the Harlots of Chaos endured as they were broken and possessed

    Elizabeth and Sonja... anything really here.

    moar filigree-o-vision

    A comedy story involving Florencia and a misunderstanding about the definition of heresy

    I dunno take your pick or let the other questers decide. I just enjoy reading them :3
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)11:13 No.13604085
    Oh, oh, oh!
    Do one of Fortran and Chloe pre-invasion.
    Or do one of our living saint and the inquisitor lord.
    Or do one of Delessa trying, and failing, to hit on Esme
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)11:20 No.13604127
    Top three favorite characters? Or top three favorite side characters?
    I'd have to Esme Tessa and Delessa for top three
    If just side characters, then Tessa, Filigree, and Anna
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)11:33 No.13604187
    All right, I'll hold off on the twins. I shall also go through some of the scenarios in a few hours, and see which ones I can get a good story for.
    It shows, OP. None of the characters feel 2D. Well, except for Elizabeth, but that's why we love her. We needed a stereotypical Sister in there somewhere.
    I couldn't really think of a top three, but for the depth of characterization and my ability to explain, I think I would have to go with Filigree, Caramel, and Florencia.
    Filigree is fun, because she is a non-traditional take on daemonettes. People love to focus on the sex, drugs, and rock and roll aspect, but I have always felt that the artistic side of Slaanesh is rarely explored. She is also just a funny character, while still retaining her depth, which is again quite rare for daemons. The romance between her and Delessa is absolutely adorable, as well.
    I love Caramel since she just tries so hard. The poor thing was broken, possessed, nearly killed multiple times, horibly mutilated, and other horrible things, and she is still going strong. She also stays true to character in the fact that she doesn't feel worthy, is always seeking penance, and otherwise showing her Sisterly awesomeness. I think we should probably have her serve with Delessa if we survive, though, since it would be hard for her to serve with the rest of the Sisters.
    Florencia...well she's just Florencia. A raging bitch in the best possible manner, and a foil to everybody else. I mean, we're practically running the Reasonable Order of the sisterhood, so we needed a raving zealot to balance everything out. Her MEGA-TSUNDERE towards Galatea is just too cute, as well.
    I could go on at length about the other characters, though.
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)12:10 No.13604460
    I agree really- people always forget that Slaanesh is about Perfection then just decadence
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)14:06 No.13605559
    Elizabeth probably has more written and going for her in OP's background notes but it hasn't come up yet since she's only really been in combat situations.

    Does she like kittens OP? I bet she likes kittens.

    Also fanfiction idea. Instead of doing the twins during the nid survival test thing, maybe write about how the twins both survived and are being brought into the silver winged angels. Novices now walking shoulder to shoulder with veterans.

    also, I have a suggestion. OP tends to make the twins mirror each other a little more than they did in your fic. They were definitely the same characters as OPs but they seemed a bit more distinct. It made them seem less experienced.

    Then again your fic did take place before the nid trial and i'd expect their minds got a little more mushed together during that from the stress of battle and injuries if what happened previously in the quest is anything to go on.
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)17:14 No.13607369
    I know, just being facetious. She probably has a loving waifu, loves long walks along the beaches, and candle-lit dinners.
    We just haven't been lucky enough to see that side of her
    Ha, now I want to write something making her into a shoujo-romance heroine. I won't for all of our mental health, though.
    Yeah, they were a bit hard to write due to their interesting minds, but I was trying to show their connection through their lack of verbal communication.
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)20:10 No.13609369
    Isn't her waifu Sonja?
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)20:44 No.13609821
    I'm actually not sure. I put a little bit of subtext in my piece about Verity and Anna, but no word from OP on this one.
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)23:21 No.13611557
    Page 12 bump.
    Also, everybody feel free to vote for what fic you want.
    >> Anonymous 01/21/11(Fri)23:48 No.13611813
    Florencia and Heresy sounds open ended and fun
    >> Anonymous 01/22/11(Sat)01:23 No.13612772
    Hoping for an Anna something or other.
    >> His Divine Wrath 01/22/11(Sat)03:10 No.13613643

    not so much its a little waifu mixed with bff for Elizabeth and Sonja.

    Anna is definitely Verity's [s]bitch[/s] waifu though...
    >> Anonymous 01/22/11(Sat)03:34 No.13613851
    Well, OP, you should see what I wrote for them just now.
    I was bored, had a fun idea, and they made a really cute couple. So I apologize if I ruined the BFF thing.
    Not my best work, but it was fun to write.
    >> Anonymous 01/22/11(Sat)04:13 No.13614239
    Heh, I think you have a good mix between friendship and mutual lust. It's a good balance, all things considered.

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