Reaching into the Immaterium, the Chapter Master weaves himself an endless piano, filled with every sound imaginable.In memory of his fallen brothers, he plays the three hundred and sixty four tones of sorrow, and for each stroke of a note, he promises a vengeance to the enemies of the Imperium.He plays the three hundred and sixty four tones of regret, and for each note he promises glory for the people of the Imperium.He plays the three hundred and sixty four tones of guilt, and for each note he remembers his failures.
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Anastasia Belladon looks just like you expected her to look - refined to the point of art, beautiful and deadly like a well forged rapier. By her side stands Brother Sergeant Lusmer, dwarfing her with his superhuman proportions, however they act naturally around each other as if there was no difference between them. >It's a pleasure to meet you, Lord Chapter Master. Lusmer told me a lot about you. I certainly appreciate, that you came all the way down to the Tachion Primaris to discuss our... Highly unorthodox situation. However I want you to assure, that we both love each other and our motivation is pure. Shall you grant us permission to marry?
>>23634395I'm all for it.
>>23634450Lusmer smiles.>I knew you would understand, Chapter Master. Would you agree to take the honour of being the one to consecrate our union? I believe, that as Lord of Imperium, you have this right...
>>23634395"Brother Lusmer, why did you become an angel of death?"
>>23634395>Brother, I care for your well-being and your desires, however, I simply cannot have the marines under my command create holy ties to things outside of the Chapter. It serves only to create conflicts in interest. However, I believe a fair compromise can be found, you may marry, if the Lady Belladon would be willing to relocate to the Tombstone, so you're duty to the chapter and to your wife is one and the same.
>>23634508Sounds like a good idea.
>>23634513>But would it not separate me from her, while I am on duty here, on Tachion Primaris..? I believe that she would gladly relocate to Mormark, only if I was there with her, wouldn't you dear?Anastasia nods:>Ofcourse I would. I would love to visit province! All this sophistication is choking me already!>>23634511>I was chosen by the Emperor through his servants, sir!
>>23634450>>23634508No.>>23634395"Marriage, as I'm to understand it, is an institution where two parties pledge themselves to each other, above all others but the Emperor.. I also understand that is a powerful political tool among nobility, with marriages strengthening both parties politically or socially. Miss Belladon, what do you gain from making my brother your husband? What don't you gain?""Brother Lusmer, what is your duty as an Angel of Death?"
>>23634607Lusmer replies without hesitation:>To serve and protect Imperium! However this lady that has shown me the beauty of feelings IS the Imperium we fight for, milord. I see no reason for me not to trust her unless I don't trust Imperium. And how can we protect something that we ourselves don't trust?Anastasia also answers:>What you say is true, but this action of mine is motivated by feelings. Love is not welcome among nobility, but this time love is not for a common man, so my dynasty will be too stunned to object. I understand, that joining my fate with an angel of death will change my life, but I am ready for it. Also, your Chapter will gain a lot from it too, Imperial nobles have to pay dowry upon their marriage, and mine's huge...
>>23634607No fun allowed.
>>23634659"Lusmer, do you understand that either you will fall in battle and leave this woman a widow, or that you yourself will live beyond her? She may pass in your arms or while you battle the Emperor's enemies on a distant world. It is the fate we all share for sacrificing everything we were, Brother. Our strength comes with danger, as we possess the ability to crush that which we hold most protectively.""Do you too understand what I have just said, Miss Anastasia?"
>>23634659We'll argued Lusmer. I approve.
>>23634749>We spoke with Anastasia. Her life expectancy, as a noble might be up to a few centuries, if the fortunes of her family do not dwindle and rejuvenation drugs are available. That is a lot more than my expectancy serving as line Sergeant for our Chapter, milord. We spoke about it and she said that she doesn't care even if us being together means that she'll see my death. We just want to enjoy the moment.Anastasia seems a little bit disturbed by your expression:>I don't really understand what you mean, milord, but I certainly don't see how anyone can motivate himself by crushing that what you hold dear... Wait, isn't that what Traitors did to our Emperor ten millenia ago? Didn't they crush all they held dear? Are they strong?
>>23634754But realize your duty to the Emperor, and therefore the Chapter, is your first and most important duty. You may not see her for extended periods, nor even ever again should you fall against the Enemies of Man.And you, Dear lady. You must realize that his duties to the Chapter must come before his duties as your husband.If you both understand that, i would be happy to marry you two myself. But if you do not, this path is not yours to walk. You may back out now, and there will be no shame in it.
>>23634857Let them marry
I just want to be on the record as saying I am against this and feel it can only end badly.There is a reason the Emperor didn't marry, the Primarchs didn't marry and no recorded marine has married in almost 10,000years.
>>23634886>>23634890>>23635006I see three votes in favour. Are you sure you aren't going to regret this? If you want ther to marry with Lusmer, roll d100 for dowry.
>>23635064I'll only agree if she renounces all titles and noble connections after the marriage.She will be a chapter serf and -nothing- more, if she wishes to marry.If she is a traitor or spy, Lusmer will deal with her personally.
>>23635073From what I have read they live among the people which is fine. They socialize and tend to their planet. Fine. They don't marry and if you have a source for one that does I would be interested in seeing it. My sauce is the Tome of Fire Trilogy by Nick Kyne. Admittedly not iron-clad proof but it was all I could find.
>>23635097>>236350523:2 in favour of marriage.She cannot accept those conditions suggested by MS.
>>23635135Make it four to two and put her on our colony.
>>23634886We also expect you anastasia to renounce all claims to family and wealth, and live on Varda, where Lusmer will be stationed. You will also conduct several trials to prove your love to my Brother, which will be decided on at a later date. do not worry overly much... I recognize the limitations of non-astartes. They shall be tests of virtue and heard, not of physical strength.
>>23635135Why can she not accept those terms?If she wishes to marry for -love- there should be no problemvoting No, if i'm not counted
>>23635182she's already said no to some of those conditions.
>>23635188>>23635135if she cannot accept the terms, then i withdraw my Yes vote to a No vote.
I'm sorry but these terms and this entire thing is pure heresy, you should reconsider, it simply is out of the question with 0 grounds for discussion.
>>23635188>>23635182She loves her family too and she doesn't want to hurt them. Marrying for love can be a great blow to the family, but renouncing her legacy would be worse than death.
>>23635201posted before i could read the rest of the discussion... >>23635208 reflects my vote now
>>23635247Please put another vote down for yes
>>23635247Her new legacy could be that of the first space marine wife in the history of forever, and with proper care, could spawn an interesting line of eventual rogue traders of great power and influence, if guided right.
>>23635245we have an eldar Waifu, an AI, used to have an xenos god in our head. Really?
>>23635295Don't forget the whole debacle with the third company. Marriage is too much though.
I'll have to vote yes, having a noble on our side could help. Also, dowry.
6 vs 3, this motion fails.Lusmer and Anastasia retreat to their chambers to talk.Also to new anons - our chat is here:http://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net
>>23635277Another for yes.
>>23635328dowry would be up to 50 wealth, minimum 10
Really brother? No. Unless she swears loyalty to us over her family, No.
Rolled 5>>23635247then she does not love my brother above all. That is the most important trial.Therefore, this Marriage may not be allowed. Lusmer, I know you feel these feelings truly. It pains me to say this, but it is for your own good. She is not for you, but there may be another, one willing to be yours entirely.rolling for teeth
>>23635247"All members of the Adeptus Astartes have sacrificed their very beings, some even their memories of being human as well. You are unwilling to sacrifice meaningless titles and your family for a love you call true. You know nothing of sacrifice."
>>23635339roll to see how their marriage would play out.
Rolled 77>>23635390Why not!
>>23635401actually need to roll differently
Brethorius approaches you and puts hand on your shoulder:>You've done the right think, Master. There was not way it could have turned out good. I am afraid, that this Honour guard duty has made Lusmer too human for his own good. What are your orders? Also, I heard Averon Birg wants to speak with you... That man is great treasurer, a lot better than Duke Glemont ever was!Averon comes to your room with a data slate in his hand.>Milord, I believe, that I have a very good business proposition for the Chapter. At the moment Tachionian markets are overflown with cheap medical supplies, while in Prothera there is great need for those. I estimate, that we can sell whatever we buy here at 1.4 profit rate, however trading runs would take some time. Shall we try this?
>>23635426I thought it was 1d100.
Rolled 7, 1, 9, 7, 3 = 27>>23635444psyker powers use a different system.
>>23635442FOR THE RECORDthere was no marriage, so the 99 is not a valid roll Skargan.
>>236354741. Its viewing the future so it isn't a valid roll anyway2. the roll was clearly messed up.]3. its meditating to view a possible future, let it happen.
>>23635439How long would the money be tied up for
>>23635505shhh.... skargan may use it against uswe don't want that
>>23635474yeah, yeah, I know.>>23635515d3 years, 1 cruiser or 2 escorts required
>>23635529he'd use >>23635453 which is better than average. Let it happen so we get information.
What are your next orders, milord?
>>236355591. meditate on what could have been.2. Do the money thing.3. invest 10W in improving Varda.4. Wander off to conquer Kamelot.
>>23635559>Set course to Tartarus navigator! If we have any spies on Tartarus, contact them and attempt to find out if Ceiron is on-station.
>>23635587Going to second investing 10W into improving Varda.
>>23635587ADDENDUM: hand out free medicine to the people, enough that our effective profit is 1.2.
>>236355871 >>23635453Your visions are multiple and there is not one that would be the 'correct one'. You see that Anastasia was guided by Love and Power, while Lusmer was servant of Love and Lust in this relationship. In one of the futures Anastasia becomes powerful ally of the Chapter, using her influence to help it, while Chapter protects her family and gives them prestige. In another future there is a mass movement among other marines to also marry, following Lusmers' example. In the third future a boy is born for Anastasia, who later receives augmentation and also becomes a great space marine. He distinguishes himself in fights against Ultramarines and some alien threat from beyong the galaxy and eventually becomes Captain of the First Company after Brethorius is killed in Ionian Subsector. There are many other futures, but now none of those will ever happen.
>>236355872: will need precise instruction - how much do you invest, which ships take care of it.3: specify into what kind of facilities or just in general?4: Get support from other players>>23635590Roll d100 for spies(5% success chance)Roll d100 for warp travel>>23635725More details. and get support from other people.
Rolled 82, 64 = 146>>23635810Warp and spies.
>>23635784Aww. This blows.
Rolled 72, 97 = 169>>23635810Fucking dice.
>>23635828>>23635838God do I love CMQ.
>>23635835yeah, I vote we change our minds after this meditation
>>23635828Your spy on Tartarus was killed while trying to trace down Ceiron. You lose 2 points on SS Cryptus spy network.+++Your journey through the warp is very calm and quiet, you reach Tartarus within three months. As you return to the real space, you notice a huge space station surrounded by ships. You can count 3 cruisers and 8 smaller vessels at current time, none of them seem to be familiar to you. You are immediatelly voxed by operator:>Unidentified ship, this is Tartarus, requesting your code of entrance or if you are not one of registered captains, please state your business and who are you.
Rolled 86, 43 = 129>>23635911Rolling for code and to see who enemy is (high roll is necrons or tyranids)
Rolled 2, 3 = 5>>236358102) Escort Vanguard does it. Rolling for years. Invest 50W.
>>23635888What is done is done. Those futures are highly unlikely to have come about, and the third is a bad omen hidden as a good one.The warp is at best a malevolent guide, at worst a wholly hostile mirror
>>23635911>This is the Aspera Dominus, flagship of the Space Marine Chapter Ghosts of Retribution. We are here to resupply and refuel. >>23635921we're not going to try to give them a fake code.
>>23635921you realize this is a space station right?
>>23635927At full rate you'll get a return of 70 wealth. Add to expected events and substract wealth.>>23635933Now you'll have to face yourthreats without a hero born of love.>>23635953>Stand by, Aspera Dominus. Yes, you have permission to approach Tartarus, I repeat - permission is granted. However because of specific character of your... crew, there is a limitation imposed on you - you may not deploy more than half a dozen people from you craft onto Tartarus, one shuttle. Thank you for understanding.Aspera Dominus approaches Tartarus and anchors in the orbit. What do you do?
>>23636030Someone is going to try to tell a space marine battle barge what to do?
Rolled 3, 7, 10, 3, 4 = 27>>23636030Rolling for visions of Ceiron, we need to find out where he is.
>>23636064read up on Tartarus in the wiki.Also, goodnight! +1 xp, pls archive!