In the grim darkness of the 41st millenium there is only war. Imperium of Man, once strong and proud, now is slowly crumbling, whole regions of space are lost to the horrors that lurk in the darkness of the void. Sector Deus is just one of thousands of Imperial provinces that form the frontline in the war to defend Humanity itself. Corruption from within and aggression from without threaten it. But Emperor sends us hope. High Lords of Terra commisioned a Chapter of Adeptus Astartes to defend this region of space. Their task is to stop the unstoppable and to do the impossible. They are the last line of defence that hold Age of Ruin at bay. They are the Ghosts of Retribution. If they would only know the price...
>>19397364This is a quest in warhammer 40k setting where players control Ghosts of Retribution, a space marine chapter.New players are always welcome. If you have any additional questions - ask here or join us at http://cbe005.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net
>>19397378last thread http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19384480/Chapter status update.
>>19397452didnt you said Geron complete the network on the hive?
>>19397524Yes. This is the strength of spy network, not it's completion. It shows the potency of the network for a task without modifiers. For example assassinating a noble would require you to roll under 37. This statistic can be improved or decreased(by counter-intelligence operations). Also Geron is more of a scout, not an intelligence expert, so he did the best he could
rolled 5 = 5>>19397514Get those initiates suited up and combat ready asap, continue to test their knowledge and teach all rites they must know, along with all chapter variation of prayers.Begin construction immediately, but express desire for the original temple to be left alone for as long as possible while discovering its original purpose.Continue the immediate search for brother Targos
>>19397575Ignore that roll
rolled 94, 95 = 189>>19397514"Prinium, start the building immediately, and leave the Artifact study to one of your techmarine brother, your precious knowledge might be helpful""Nerial, hook me with the Fabricator General, I want to speak with him""Geron, recruit a local scum to be your right hand mand, some one with the right...aptitude for intelligence gathering""any lead on Targos, Ectus? Harmanthos, help Ectus on the chase""Pacinos, get the initiate to start the basic training, don't fail me now son, Klementhos, assist him"rolling for Nerial, Geron, TArgos and Pacinos
rolled 85, 11, 22, 85 = 203>>19397671wrong dice, this is the right one
rolled 40, 80, 5, 62, 90 = 277>>19397671aw shiet wrong dice again, roll for 5 options
>>19397572As you seem to settle here, I think you should have a little more info about Mormark.
>>19397575In this quest creating new space marines happens in so called Generations. When you gather up enough Initiates(I would suggest at least a hundred), you decide how exactly do you want to programme their gene-seed and then they all together are once more tested(and a lot of them die). It also costs quite a lot of wealth. You can check out Rising Sons part of the quest, where they created their Second Generation.roll once more for search, this time d7.Original temple will be left alone, but it will be in the centre(underneath) the Chapter monastery.>>19397671Nerial informs you, that Fabricator General is ready to speak with you:> Yes, my friend. How are the construction works progressing? I hope Archeomedes is up to your expectations, he's the best we've got in this field.Geron sends a reply to you:>Unfortunatelly sir, it seems that the street scum is not really suitable for intelligence work on planetary level, we need someone a little bit more... educated. Those guys that I tried to teach proved utter failures, they wasted a lot of money and got caught. We lost d5 wealth and d10 network strength... And sir. I think Praetorian Intelligence know about us now.
>>19397680>>19397697I needed just one roll from all of these and I took the first one from original post. Others were either auto-successes and Targos search needs another dice.
rolled 2 = 2>We lost d5 wealthRolling.Suggest to him that he take younger candidates, preferably orphans and start teaching them from the ground up.
rolled 6 = 6>d10 network strengthAnother roll
>>19398010An expansion of this, we could officially train orphans to be small hands in assisting of the upkeep of the monastery, but those that have the right aptitude could go on to special ops.Propose 50 wealth on this orphanage and training programme.
rolled 3 = 3>>19397914>roll once more for search, this time d7.
>>19398033for 50 wealth you could shelter most of the orphans on this planet, it might work.and please roll d7 for Targos
rolled 2 + 1 = 3>>19397914"Ave, Fabricator General, you certainly put the best men of the line, the Monastery design is really suitable for us indeed, but there is a more pressing matter at hand general, Archaeomedes has expressed his concern about difficulties with the Inquisitor backed Sororitas....He is a great Magos, one with selfless principle, dangerously exposing the AdMech sensitive issues to us""So now, esteemed Fabricator General, chosen of machine spirits, would you be so kind, to let us have your share of burden on the quest of knowledge? we could protect you from the Sororitas, you and your search parties, nobody will touch my family member without their fingers blasted""Geron, I trust you my son, it is just a dark before dawn, a storm before a calm sunrise, preserve, and stay low, try to recruit the inner circles of bureaucrats, starting from their juvenile sons, who likes the taste of dangers and thrills, give them adventure they seek, and they will follow you unquestionably"roll chapter loss and wealth loss
Next time we formed information network, we should study about the peoples first before we do that. >>19398069I self don't mind making the shelter for the orphans but we must be careful about how we spend and we should keep at least 75 wealth in case of emergency.
>>19398236We have 471 so keeping 75-100 for emergencies should not be a problem
>>19398225send a team of ten battlebrothers, 2 techmarines and an apothecary to explore the area he just came from.We should also ask our diplomat how he is progressing and prepare another diplomat that we can send to the trader planet(forgot the name and details about that one)
rolled 62 = 62DM, I roll for history investigating> Pacinos goes to the local market and try to learn more about these legends telling about colonisations by asking around
>>19398128Geron is eager to redeem himself in your eyes:>Father, I am afraid only to fail in your eyes, but I will try again. May Him on Terra grant me strength for this task.roll d100 for recruiting and another d100 for Praetorian Intelligence actions. This will take a few months.Fabricator General Regon:>You must be confussed, Chapter Master, we have no quarrel with Ordos, at least not yet anyway... That lying waste of proteins Astrobelus, Cardinal of Ministorium, can go to any lenghts and he may indeed try to influence Holy Inquisition. However this is our conflict and we do not wish you to suffer it's consequences, my friend. There might be a day when you will be able to help us, but don't put yourselves at risk before you have entrenched yourselves properly. Ministorium is a serious enemy. Regarding the quest for knowledge - there might be a way you can help us. There is a planet on the northern reaches of Sub-Sector Cryptus, called Varda, we suspect that there might have been a colonisation attempt before the Age of Imperium. We are about to send Expeditionary fleet there, but we have intelligence, that there might be a xeno menace known as the Orks on the ground. I do not wish to give you false information, marine, this is a dangerous mission and if our precognitions are right, there will be a lot of blood, should a battle ensue. But rewards might also be great and we would share them equally with you. If you are interested, just tell me.
>>19398225"Brother Targos, I think that you should worry more about than Brother Prinium will rip of your curious-minded head! Without leaving any message for us because of your curiosity almost caused us to think that somebody kidnapped you or worst case become a.... traitor! Next time you get too curious, I will slap your head unless the Don do it himself! But anyway... I'm glad that you are alive brother. ">>19398256True, but remember, it is easy to spend than earning it.
rolled 19, 97 = 116>>19398387rollan"Emperor protects"OOC: how many marines do we have free?
>>19398387Very well, Fabricator General, we will assist you in your endeavor.Four hundred of our space marines, five techmarines and five apothecaries will be sent along with our landspeeders, a rhino and a predator.As for space forces, a strike cruiser and an escort will be sent.
>>19398256>>19398236correction - you have now 471 - 2 - 250 =219 Wealth>>19398273You don't have a diplomat, but brother Anterion, your librarian, has made some good connections in Tachion Primaris. How do you want to go about recruiting another diplomat?>>19398283pic
rolled 24 = 24>>19398520>Interesting story Dirk, may i have more of your story? or should i ask your teacher for it? oooh don't tell me you haven't studied it for the finalsroll for persuaison
>How do you want to go about recruiting another diplomat?Two ways we can do this.The best one is to search for a human experienced with diplomacy that we can screen for loyalty and then employ.The second way to do this is to search for volunteers amongst our marines, interview them and then appoint the one we find the most appropriate.We should do the same for our chaplain and soon, as we don't want our brothers to falter.
>>19398390>Thank you, brother Sergeant. I am ashamed of the way I acted. Please, tell me what should be my penitence?>>19398426results will be by the beginning of year 309.M41none of the marines seem to be tied up atm for anything serious, except a few character like Geron, Anterion, mb someone else.>>19398450>It is an awesome display of strength, Chapter Master, our mission should be safe. Our Expeditionary Vessel 'Oculus' is already prepared to depart from Nestorium. Commander of expedition is Magos Galeus, he will be informed that he should obey you in matters of war, but we expect you to listen to our instruction when exploring the site. What is the flight plan? Where do our ships meet up?[starchart for SS Cryptus added]
>>19398633We want to meet someplace close and friendly and then make our way towards the target planet.
>>19398589>Unfortunatelly our world is not rich enough so that common students could study such things as legends. I will be an engineer once I finish and yes, I have prepared for my finals. However I need to go now, it was interesting to speak with you.>>19398621Westor, Planetary Representative of Mormark on Sector Governors Court in Tachion Primaris is a Sector scale diplomat, he is visiting Mormark atm, you can approach him if you want. if you want to ask for volunteers, put out a description of duties and what do you want from them.
>>19398680>projected route>confirmation requested>...?Dirr - Imperial feudal world, no known space forces present.Status in AdMech/Ministorium conflict: neutral
>>19398832Confirmation given, depart forces at once to await Oculus in orbit of Dirr
rolled 24 = 24>>19398731"aye, vox me when you are around Dirk! ill get you a drink!"roll for friendship built
>>19398520For diplomats, we need somebody who are good with words. Maybe our chapter serfs with good leadership could be used as diplomat. Or maybe we could let one of our captains to act as diplomat for short time.We need our battle brothers for more importing task like fighting against our enemies>>19398633>Thank you, brother Sergeant. I am ashamed of the way I acted. Please, tell me what should be my penitence?"That is not my area to judge Targos, you should ask our Don for your penitence. But I can tell you something... You probably know we are sons of Corax, we must think first before we act because every actions can be fatal. Remember Targos, think first before you act, don't let your feeling controlling you. Another one thing brother... everybody can make mistake even myself."
>>19398520while on the way to the SS "Nerial, send a message to Librarian Anterion, to look for a trusty man with a silver tounge and bright mind, so we can send diplomat to the trader world, also suggest him to have Geron join the manhunt"
rolled 82 = 82Warp travel roll
>>19398901>I will, Pacino!>>19398919regarding diplomacy look at this>>19398731>Your words are wise, brother, I will hold them in my heart. We indeed should learn from mistakes were made by those who came before us.>>19398948roll for Anterions recruitment efforts
rolled 93, 64 = 157>>19399110May our Emperor be with us.
rolled 47 = 47>>19399176Rolling for recruitment efforts
rolled 60 = 60>>19399176rool
Warp travel is a lot slower than you would want it to be... But finally, you reach Dirr.>Greetings from "Occulus". I assume that you are sent by Ghosts of Retribution. Good to know that you will watch our back. Setting course for Varda.Roll for warp travel again
rolled 26 = 26>>19399176>Your words are wise, brother, I will hold them in my heart. We indeed should learn from mistakes were made by those who came before us."That is what I like to hear! Now go and make our family proud Targos! Don't forget your mistakes!"
>>19399293or we'll leave this for next time. see ya next time!
>>19399304we'll, if someone's still here, then I can continue.Warp travel this time was a lot more smooth than before, probably Adeptus Mechanicus advanced cogitators planned the route with a lot greater accuracy. After just five weeks of travel, you finally arrive to Sub-Sector Cryptus, system of Varda. This is a huge green planet, covered in thick jungles with only a few very small oceans. Galeus contacts you immediately>We arrived at last, Don. We will begin scanning now, please await further instructions.
>>19399422"very well, proceed the scan"
>>19399422>We have located our target. It is a downed ship from the Dark Age of Technology deep in the jungles of southern Varda. We have uploaded orbital scans of the area to your machine spirit. However there is a serious problem that just as we expected, Orks are present in nearby mountains. Closest landing zone unfortunatelly is a few miles away from the ship that interests us, and the site of our research is located right in the middle between two hostile ork clans... How do you think we should approach them?
>>19399618send scouts to the purple, skirmish mode only, do not engage
>>19399618Try and use munitions to distract 1 of the clans, and sneak past while they are out checking the explosion/distraction
rolled 48 = 48>>19399654> Ma' said them orks smell funny, so if there is any funny smells, be wary boys!
>>19399654>>19399618Scouting mission went just as planned, nothing too serious happened except for a couple of strangled ork guards.Estimated forces:Troat Rippaz(blue clan) = around 4000 orksRok Eataz(red clan) = around 1500 orksTroat Rippaz seem to favour close, brutal combat and have very little vehicles, however they are many and seem to be coordinated by tough ork nobz.Meanwhile Rok Eataz have a lot more vehicles, even a few planes, but are less numerous and their dominant caste seems to be Tek Nobz.>>19399690you haven't attracted attention yet.>>19399655How do you plan to do that exactly, and what munitions would you like to use? Also, Galeus says that his techmarines will need at least d3 hours to check the ship if there is anything of value and there and then it might take even more time to take it out
>>19399745I believe that our strike cruiser is equipped with a bombardment cannon.
rolled 68 = 68>>19399745roll to get closer to the blue, to have more detailed recon, on how many armor and planes they have> aw emperor damned, it smells already, squad stay low! forward!
>>19399745Galeus contacts you:>We have just initiated operation ''United Struggle". Our troops are now under your command:720 Tech-Guard16 Scitarii4 Hellhounds2 Nestorius Pattern Valkyries(flame bomber)
>>19399787Neither of your ships has upgrades for precision planetary bombardment. However you can use either volcanic torpedoe or anti-ship weapons, but they aren't suited for firing into atmosphere, so you cant expect any accuracy. AM would be against this course of action, because it might damage/destroy the ship, but you can do it.
>>19399809it seems that the figures are correct...
>>19399879How capable are our speeders at transporting troops?
>>19399964Each landspeeder is operated by 2 marines - pilot and gunner. Theoretically you can take in third marine instead of ammo boxes, but it will take away offensive capability.For transportation you can use rhino(10 marines). Also you have 3 drop pods.
Our armour has autosenses, so attack at night. Once we are done scouting everything, start by silently taking out the ones on the edges and then have 50 marines attack and shoot until the orks get their shit together and attack.Then have the attacking marines retreat and lead the orks into an ambush.
>>19400034please show on the map where the ambush would be located and who would be present, who commands which part, etc. the more details - the better.Also please remember that orks are at war with each other, so they have patrols, guards and shit like that.
rolled 73 = 73>>19400010"Pacinos, you hear me? the speeders will rush to the ancient site, and signal the drop, provide recon and pathway""Galeus, wait for the signal and drop to extract the relic with all of ourassets, HOLD THE LINE until extraction finished, and we can do tactical retreat""MEN OF IMPERIUM! the time has come to prove your worth, we will face a challenge unprecedented in our chapter history before! fear not! as the this is a mere test of our worth, so we can reside by His side, FOR THE EMPEROR!"
>>19400150can you specify how exactly you 'drop' mechanicus team? it is composed of 50 engineseers...(they wouldn't survive the overloads that drop pods suffer). if you plan to use landing shuttles to transport them, orks will notice them for sure and might even try to intercept them, they have some planes.Speeders can get through quietly on a roll below 70, but there is only 4 of them.are you sure you don't want to elaborate your plan?
>>19400222pic. suspected Warboss of Rok Eataz
rolled 26 = 26>>19400222the speeder can load 8 troops, 1 of them will be mechanicus for extraction, drop pod will be used for reinforcementsthe rest of the mechanichus will be loaded to rhino and predator, they will follow immediately after the speeder goes, so they embark at the same time, but speeder will go faster and silentlyIF PREDATOR AND RHINO IS SPOTTED BY THE ENEMY, SKIRMISH MODE AND KEEP TRYING TO REACH THE ANCIENT SHIP SITE WHATEVER THE COSTtech guard, and all land assets follow exactly 20 minutes after the speeder go, and if they havent reach the ancint site by then, they need to storm and go there ASAPafter all admech and marine assets has reached the objective, they need to hold for 1 hour, and once finished, will do a tactical retreat to extraction point at landing site
>>19400314contingency plan :if the footsoldiers are engaged while trying to reach the objective, immediately entrench and fortify positions, wait for pred and rhinos to unload, after they empty their passenger, they need to flank the mob, provided they are engaging the foot soldiers
>>19400081I'm not sure about how the image is scaled, but our lure goes between those 2 forests(I hope those are forests) while the ambush teams set up in the red circle areas.The objective is to lure the orks between the 3 ambush teams and catch them in overlapping fields of fire out in the open.
>>19400314is this the path you wish to take?
oops didnt know there is another player....well ambush seems like bad idea, they have lotsa patrols..>>19400389yes>actually im cloning operation thunder run here, Iraq 1991
>>19400368ok since we have another player suggesting an ambush, we put one company there, and wait until red ork engage the foot soldiers, and flank the ork at will
>>19400389>>19400368>>19400416So, the main force is trying to break through to the ancient spacecraft, while a an ambush is being used as a diversion. I am starting calculations.
ROLL for stealth was 26>>19400368anon, roll d100 for ambush
rolled 34 = 34>>19400472
Berserk, roll for the main force advance towards ground zero
rolled 98 = 98>>19400572>signal the drop if we are engaged
rolled 24 = 24>>19400739drop the marines from orbital pod northwest of ancient ship, start marching followed by rhino, pincer attack with half of our foot soldiers, another half is defending the site until completionso A company in ambush advancing towards the objective, B company advance from the other side with rhino, all admech troops will strike the ork also together with B company , 2 companies will be defending the site
>>19400974we will end it for today on this sad note and continue next time
>>19400974bloody hell, ambush force will stay and entrench, all asset to the knew it, fucking knew it