You are Percius Aurex, Captain of a raider-class pirate vessel. Formerly the 14th son of a noble family, you fled that life in search of adventure and to escape your status as a political pawn. Having volunteered to return to your home sector, Paxia, in order to secure information about a supposed gateway into the unexplored sector Corgus. A choke-point of goods flowing into and out of the frontier sector, ripe for Lord Wilson's wolf pack to plunder. If you don't get caught and killed for being a pirate, that is. Your journey from Deus to Paxia encountered a small hitch, however, and the fickle nature of warp travel has cast your vessel and, thankfully, your partner's vessel into the year 340.M41. Undaunted, Captain Morix and yourself began your infiltration mission by visiting your home world, Garenthis.
Returning home under the name of the man you cut down to capture your vessel, Captain Menexel, you found that old enemies and old friends still thrived. Your family, not so much. Shortly after your escape from this forsaken world, your father and several siblings were assassinated. Assuming control of your noble family, your step-mother bled the family nearly to destruction until your eldest brother exposed her and her son as heretic cultists. Mortally wounded, your family name hangs upon the edge of oblivion, the various siblings left mostly to fend for themselves.After cutting down a quartet of Periun goons sent to collect you for some form of blackmail and ransom combined, you find yourself in your elder sister's trading office and a very awkward family reunion. Your younger sister Synne once again clings to your arm as she loved to do so long ago, the two of you worriedly looming over your fainted elder sister Alica as your old combat instructor fans her. "Miss Alica, miss Alica?"Wounded from your earlier fight, your companion and fellow pirate Ana struggles not to laugh at the situation before her.>Orders/Conversation?
>wiki with most of the information you could wantprivateerquest.wikia.com/wiki/Privateer_Quest_Wiki>Current Mission Informationprivateerquest.wikia.com/wiki/Current_Mission>previous threads on suptgsuptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Privateer%20Quest%202
>>26734665>Hug Synne and tell her everything's going to be okayAlso, have the old combat instructor and Synne tell us everything in detail.
"I hope she's going to be alright. I have fairly skilled medical experts that could assist her on my ship in case of emergency, but I hope it's not going to come to that."
>>26734665Tap sister lightly on the cheek."Come now dear sister, this behavior is entirely beneath our fine breeding."
>>26734753>everything in detail from the last 15 yearsWhat kind of events do you want in detail?
>>26735285Mother's actions, relations with Periun, how the sibling's have been doing.
>>26735285Mainly how our sibling are doing, the family in general, and maybe about our old rivals/any new ones.If we can somehow strengthen our family name while we are here or eliminate some old enemies we could have a strong connection in this sector.
>>26734940>>26735194Gerard looks at you, his eyes giving you a silent, stern lecture. 'Fairly skilled' and 'medicae' should never be used together unless you've ceased caring to live. "She's fine, just fainted from the shock of recognizing you's all."Reaching out, you softly tap your fainted sister's cheek. "Come now, dear sister. This behavior is entirely beneath our fine breeding." Your efforts yield little result, though Synne manages a soft bit of laughter. "You still know nothing of women, Percius." Reaching into a discrete pocket in her clothing, your dear sister pulls a small object the size of her thumb and snaps it in half with practice. Alica's eyes open with a start shortly after the pungent odor is waved near her nose."Percius!"Your sister's body tenses, her arms moving quickly as she rises slightly upon an elbow.>1d100 for perception
Rolled 100>>26735588>Gerard looks at you, his eyes giving you a silent, stern lecture. 'Fairly skilled' and 'medicae' should never be used together unless you've ceased caring to live. "She's fine, just fainted from the shock of recognizing you's all."I habitually understate matters.
>>26735617Well, that could have went better.
>>26735588>>26735617Well, that just happened.
>>26735617does she faint again?
>>26735588>>26735617She slaps us, doesn't she?and we don't even see it coming...
Rolled 54>>26735800No, she's going to punch us.
Rolled 86>>26735813will everything be ok if I roll a 1?
>>26735617Darkness overtakes you as your head is suddenly jerked to the side, the sensation of a fist digging into your jaw searing into your mind. "You bastard! Where were yo-"You awake on the floor, an enraged Alica standing over you as Gerard attempts to restrain her. "You show up now, Percius!? After that bitch destroys our name? Those Periun goons coming in and ruining what little we have left? Little Percius comes back with a ship and that stupid smile, calling himself 'Captain'! Emperor, we're saved! Our dead brother, returned to save us all from this miserable shit!" Something wet falls upon your cheek, your sister slowly losing her strength as Gerard keeps her from falling. "If you're back from the dead then were is father!? Where are our brothers!? Why are you the only one back from the dead, you little shit!?"Alica breaks free of Gerard as you begin to rise, her arms snatching you to her as her unexpected strength tightens around you. "You little shit, Percius. You stupid little shit." Synne's arms wrap around you both. Your face is going to hurt for a long time.
>>26736303Eventually you're freed of Alica's embrace and led to an improvised table, your sisters both allowed to rest where they lay exhausted from their communal crying. Gerard takes the seat across from you with a sigh. "I suppose you'll be wanting to know more about it all, then." You simply nod, your jaw too sore to move for a 'yes'."Your step-mother took control after your father and siblings were killed. They never really figured out who actually planted the bomb, just suspicions. Leandros swears it was your step-mother, though. She bled the family for all it was worth through mismanagement, feeding her forsaken little cult upon only a cut of everything she destroyed. Leandros eventually got the better of the bitch, though. Even let me light the bitch's pyre in the square." His grim face flashes satisfaction for a moment. "She screamed to her false god nicely when the sanctified promethium started burning at her legs and slowly higher.""Ever since, Leandros has been struggling to rebuild the dynasty. He's a fool, though. That harlot dealt a death blow. Only your married sisters survived it, boy. The rest of your brothers and sisters have to make due on their own. Most of them are likely scattered across the Sector or beyond, by now. I'm only here because Alica and Synne offered me a job.">Orders?
>>26736327My first priority is the safety of my siblings.Then the removal of the Periun family from the picture.From there I shall begin to restore our name, whether Alica believes it to be hopeless or not.
>>26736327"As unfortunate as most of that is, we're still alive and we're still relatively rich. That's what matters the most in the end. Now, why don't you tell me what Leandros is doing. I'm sure that he could use a trustworthy captain to do business with."
>>26736387My rough outline of a plan is to get our sisters to safety and see if there's any mutually beneficent ventures our brother can come up with.Then, once we build up some cash, we kill the Periun with whatever we want because we can afford it. I would not mind raiding their shipments either.That's all for later, though. We're already years late on our task and that must be dealt with first.
>>26736327What of the Periun? Are they and other vultures trying to pick at what we have left? We may have been dealt a serious blow, but I still plan on trying to help to bring us up from this. How is Leandros doing anyway?(And now we have a goal: Funnel part of our personal wealth that we make into turning our family strong again)
>>26736535>(And now we have a goal: Funnel part of our personal wealth that we make into turning our family strong again)I don't think that's viable. Keeping a ship running is costly enough as it is. I'd rather cooperate with them so we both profit.
>>26736633True, well the general idea is to find a way to strengthen our families standing and I would like to think by whatever means necessary. (A pirate's life for me)
>>26736692Wekk, the obvious solution would be to have our brother keep an eye out on anything the Periun try to ship in or out of the planet and then call our pirate buddies to rob the ships transporting the stuff blind.We and our pirates divide the loot between ourselves, our brother gets a cut because he tipped us off and the Periun get fucked.We also get the chance to grab more ships that way and that's always important.
>>26736795The only issue with this is that the Wolfpack is moving to Corgus...Maybe if we can convince and/or encourage the family to move to Corgus with us... Then we will have a friendly business with which to do business, both via trade and targets...Either way, I think we can spare one of the crates of Nebula Sapphires for our family... a small one if they want to stay, a medium if they want to join...
>>26736974>The only issue with this is that the Wolfpack is moving to Corgus...Ultimately, that depends on how hard it is to move between the sectors. Taking a few weeks of travel time to prepare a raid isn't really much of an issue considering the potential payoff.>Either way, I think we can spare one of the crates of Nebula Sapphires for our family... a small one if they want to stay, a medium if they want to join...Being in possession of those things is too risky for them. It's fine with us because we're a pirate, but they are legitimate. They can't afford to be caught with them. Or trying to sell them.
>>26736387>>26736455>>26736513>>26736535>>26736633>>26736692>>26736795Gerard flares with anger. "Boy, this shithole business and the apartment your two sisters share are what your family has left for riches!" Quieting his voice, he leans toward you. "Those Periun bastards fell upon your family like starved wolves. You and Selenti are likely the only two left that don't wonder if the Periuns are going to kill them like that bitch killed your brothers and sisters.""We're a noble family, Gerard. We'll restore our name and put those Periun bastards out of the picture.""Maybe five, ten years ago. Percius, your family is noble only on paper. Your brothers and sisters are paupers, and this damned business is only afloat because Leandro and Jerim bleed themselves to keep it scratching by. You've been gone too long, Percius." Gerard pulls a flask from his hip, looking at it sullenly. "I was saving this, hoped your sister would find a good man to marry and care for both of them." Looking between you and the flask, he opens it. "You'll have to do, and I highly suggest you only care for them. Nothing good will come of the former." Taking a long swig of his drink, he offers some to you.>Orders?
>>26737178"Our ship is not exactly a place a proper lady would ever want to find herself on, but it might do if you really are desperate enough.As for getting the family name back up, I might be in a position to do something about it, but not right now. In a few months maybe, depending on how the current situation turns out."Also, good night, it's getting late here. See you tomorrow, hopefully.
>>26737178No Gerald, I still have hope.Even if the name Aurex is noble only on paper, I will make it great once more.
>>26737178"Tell me everything that happened. Or at least who was involved. Did anyone remain loyal to our family besides who has been mentioned?"
>>26737307>>26737308Your former instructor's face goes blank at your words, his flask soon retreating. "The boy comes back from the dead and won't save his sisters? Emperor help me, Wallaby. Yer boy's not what we thought he'd be." Exasperated, Gerard downs the rest of his flask before covering his face with his hand, elbow upon the table. "Just tell me you're a sign from the Emperor that we're all to join his side, boy. Get it over with.">>26737642"Only Gerard stayed with us, Percius. He's the only one left." Alica's eyes are red from her earlier crying, her voice carrying a slightly hoarse tone as she sits and speaks. "The rest left with the family's wealth or were killed in our step-mother's little purges. Leandro found her little 'art' collection before more of us were added, thank the Emperor." With a sigh, she turns her weary, green eyes to you. "What is it that you don't seem to understand, Percius? That our family fell to heresy twice and we're cursed?">Specify events for clarification
>>26737859>"The boy comes back from the dead and won't save his sisters?Wait, since when were you under the impression I can't save my sisters and restore the family name?
>>26737859>Umm guys I'm a piratethe best I can come up with is see if it's possible for our merchant sister to switch ships with the raider captain and head for the next sector. Try to find the RT warrant and/or start a new planet.
>>26737859We have nothing left here, so I'd recommend taking all our siblings who want to join us and all what is left of the family's wealth to try to start a new buisness in the new sector!They most likely will have a better life there than here anyway!
>>26737859"If there is nothing left here then I offer what I can. I am heading to Sector Corgus, You are all welcome to accompany me, though my profession may not the be noblest..."Offer them all to join us... We could always have them oversee our other vessel... at least until we have a station they can move into... maybe run our little pirate empire...
>>26737979>>26738014>>26738260>Orders?>Vaguely imply your profession is questionable>Flat-out admit you're a pirate
>>26738490we should admit it, it stays in the family
>>26738490to be honest, we haven't actually done any proper piracy... at least successfully... all we have managed to do is salvage in a forbidden system...Offer them a 'tour' of our ship. we can tell them there. You never know who's listening here or if there are any recording devices... Our ship should be free of such things....
>>26738856>>26738575With a sigh, you give in to your sister's defeatism. "I'll offer nothing more than a quick tour of my ship for now. I still have faith that the family name can be salvaged, and my own work isn't exactly glorious nor safe by any means."Gerard looks at you, his hand still concealing the lower half of his face. "So yeh went and contacted Synne, of all people? She's not going to watch you fly off for another fifteen ye-" Alica's hand motion silences Gerard. "What is done is done. Thank the Emperor he is alive or keep your mouth shut." "Aye, Miss Alica. My apologies." Your sisters and Gerard spend the next few minutes locking up the store, Synne pulling a small pack from behind a counter and beaming at you. Alica sighs. "Put your bob back, Synne. We're being given a tour, not an invitation." Synne pouts, but does not resist her elder sister taking the pack away.Ana and Gerard are on edge as your little group heads to your ship, each of them gripping a laspistol tightly within their clothing during the walk. Thankfully, their paranoia is unfounded and you reach your vessel unmolested.Eyeing a team of armsmen from the Rockhounds, Gerard turns to you. "With your leave, Master Percius, I believe you and your sisters have a private chat ahead, it seems I have some soldiers to give a hollering to, and I believe this beautiful companion of yours could use a flirtatious escort to your medicae.">Orders?>Turn Gerard loose upon your ship? Y/N/Conditional>Show Synne and Alica anything specific before breaking the truth to them?>Other?
>>26739554Let Gerard go, he'll probably prepare an alternate way for the girls to sneak on it...Give them a brief tour, with the bridge last, then we can give them 'the talk' in our private quaters
>>26739554>Turn Gerard loose upon your ship? YWhat could go wrong?
>>26739554Let Gerard loose on the ship.Also, I feel like we should get the Aurex's Originals together as this is something of a special occasion. After that we tell them how we fought together side by side with each and every one of them...and then break the news that we are indeed a pirate.
>>26739703>>26739775>>26740092"Going to set up an alternate way for my sisters to sneak aboard?"Gerard raises an eyebrow. "Actually, I was going to teach them to stop that."You take your sisters for a brief tour of your vessel, though you limit it mostly to the command areas. As your sister Synne admires the dorsal armaments from the parade bridge, her hands and face pressed against the thick arma-glass, Alica weakly smiles. "Father wanted to give you this, he just... never found the words." As you open the small black box with the key she offers, you find yourself looking at a bronze cryptex. Your fingers glide over the rings of ivory with letters and numbers carved into them, your eyes drawn to a small, folded note pinned to the inside of the box. 'Percius' flows in your father's script upon the parchment. With a twinge of disgust, you close the box; Alica's smile fades."I should tell you, then. You're family and should know." Your sisters both look to you, Synne practically hanging upon the cliff of your hesitation. "I'm a pirate. Well, I was a pirate since my ship was captured and I joined their crew. Slaughtered my way up the ranks as an armsman, now I'm a Captain... and I'm a better salvage hunter than a pirate, really." Looking at your elder sister, you sigh. "It just, it isn't safe, coming with me, but I can help. Hit Periun ships, take their cargoes back to the rest of the wolf pack. Get your ships harassed but have them escape to give you a leg-up on the competition reputation-wise. We can rebuild the family name! Toge-" Alisa's hand covers your mouth, muffling you.>cont
>>26740903"Percius, they'd find out and they'd have us all killed in public. They'd go after our married sisters, Leandro, Jerim, our other brothers, Selenti and her ship. Our family is done for as nobility. Just... let it pass, please. Father didn't raise us to be helpless. We know our litanies and our faith is strong, but we'll never enact miracles."Synne hops beside you excitedly, trying to draw your attention away from Alica. "The Dread Pirate Percius Aurex and his deadly sisters! We'll even get you a hat, a reaaaaaallly big one!" "I do believe that one knows your weakness, Captain."Much to your chagrin, it seems that Keller and Elise have slipped onto the parade bridge and have been eavesdropping.>Orders?
>>26740947"I know your weakness too, a sword to the heart."
>>26740947if either of you would want to come with me you can, but there is no doubt that it will be dangerous.
>>26740947If they come that's cool, but let's get them to give the rest of our family some money at the very least.And despite what they say, we'll definitely be singling out Periun ships.
>>26740947"Well...We could always do with more crew... So! either of you have experience in Boarding Actions!? But on a more serious note, I do find myself in need of a Seneschal... If only I knew someone who could preform such a role..."I think that Alica might make a good Seneschal, maybe train Synne for something... possibly as the 'Gun Captain' overseeing and commanding the ships guns...
>>26741010>>26741286>>26741710>>26741849Keller feigns being stabbed in the chest. "Swords! My only weakness! And being shot! Or blown up!"Synne and Alica roll their eyes at his response, your elder sister quickly interjecting herself. "We're in, but we're walking when the time is right." Synne moves to protest, but you silence her by raising your hand. "Any man or woman is free to take their leave of this crew at any port." Synne again hugs you, your two officers smiling at each other.Alica cracks her knuckles and stretches her arms across her chest in turn. "I'll deal with Jerim. It wouldn't be proper to have him know you're alive and pretending to be someone else, he'll be obliged to ask questions, as the administrator. Gerard will stay and help him, I'm sure of it. If you'll excuse me, Percius."As your elder sister makes to leave, you call out. "That's CAPTAIN Percius!""I'll call you that in fifteen years."Synne is soon running over to Elise and Keller, introducing herself.Emperor, give you strength. You'll need it.>Orders?>Inform Gerard of your sisters' choice.>Business upon the station?>Contact Morix, prepare to depart once Alica returns>Other?>Synne and Alica Aurex have joined your crew!>Omnissiah protect you, because the dice likely won't
>>26742013and that would be me!
>>26742013>Inform Gerard of your sisters' choice.seems like this leads to the path were we get him to join as well
>>26742013Contact Captain Morix. I am curious to Lord Wilsons response to what we sent him... or if he is even in Deus still...After that, we can see to updating Gerard of our sisters decision.
>>26742013They said Leandro and Jerim bleed themselves to barely get by. I think we should aim to help them out for all they've done. Maybe make their business successful.
>>26741849How about our personal cockslave?Synne seems pretty good for that.
>>26742823Well we gotta add one in somewhere.Synne seems like just the type, not to mention she's deliciously curvy.
>>26742864Whilst I agree with your suggestion in theory, I believe the execution of said plan will prove more difficult than anticipated.
>>26742964Well first, we gotta start making her fall in love with us, should be quite simple since the normal sibling attachments aren't around due to us not seeing her in so much time.And after we start to have a romance, well, it's only a matter of time then.
>>26742164>>26742202>>26742231As your sister's attention wanders to Keller's Sly Marbo jokes, you pull Elise aside. "Any word from our astropath on a reply from Lord Wilson?""No, sir. Astropathic communication is apparently not instant, but we should get word back soon if they're out there. It... said it would resend the message every week until a reply came back." Elise glances at your younger sister, her mind clearly wandering. "Sly, Captain needs you. Hop-to! As for you, little lady, come along. We'll need to find you two suitable quarters." Synne frowns, clearly enjoying Keller's Sly Marbo knowledge. "Lead the way, Miss Eberhardt."You make your way toward one of the larger mustering areas of your vessel, finding the Rockhounds in full gear being run through a basic melee drill you remember well, old Gerard pacing before their formation as he yells. "Strike! Block! Grab! Strike! Reset."Honestly, it is quite comical to watch. "Keller, take over for him."Gerard looks worn, but keeps the rigid stance you remember from your youth. "Good to see you haven't lost your touch, old man." "Nor you your defiant spirit, Master Percius." "My sisters will be joining me, I was hoping that you'd jo-" "No. I'm too old for this shit, Master Percius. I've still your brothers to look after here, as well.""Fair enough. I feel that I should do something of a favor for Leandro and Jerim, since they kept my sisters afloat while bleeding themselves. Perhaps I can help make their business successful.""They'll be fine once your sister's business isn't hemorrhaging funds. Leandro has enough assets to support himself and Jerim is quite a successful administrator, despite the problems from the Periuns.">Orders?>Business upon the station?>Contact Morix, prepare to depart once Alica returns>Other?>Calling it for the night, lightning storm inbound. We'll continue tomorrow if the thread survives the night.
>>26743137Lets have a sit down with Synne and have a long talk with her.
>>26743137We're archived just in case.Good night and good luck, folks
>>26743184Dude, it's not gonna happen, give it up.
>>26743137I'd like to give each of them a sapphire... if only as a gift... It is the least we could do seeing that we didn't get around to meeting with them personally...
>>26743184There should be plenty of time for catch-up session and tales of adventure during the warp jump to the Wolf-pack...on that note, do Astropathic communications work in the Warp? as in; if Lord Wilson is in real space, and we are in the Warp, can the two astropaths send and receive each others messages, or does it not work/too dangerous to work?
>>26747307>warp jump to the Wolf-pack...we still need to find that route to the promised land first
>>26747307>astropathic communications work in the warpThey're technically warp powers, so yes. It is a bit more dangerous due to possible gellar field flickering, but doable. >>26744705I'll need objections/support for giving your brothers stolen goods as a gift.Updates are likely to be sporadic, and I still require actual input on next actions...
>>26749964I don't think it's a good idea to give them a sapphire... it might cause problems to them or even worse, they might be back traced to us!I'd say we talk some more to our sisters, so we get to know what they could do on our ship. I have no clue if Synne actually has something to contribute to our pirating. Alicia will most likely be a good senechal.for what to do next... I don't know how we could find more information about the route to Corgus, but I hope, one of our syblings might have an idea where we could get more information.
>>26749964>I'll need objections/support for giving your brothers stolen goods as a gift.NOPEAlso, Nan told us where to find that one guy who could know that one thing I don't remember anything about and don't have the time to look up right now.So, let's contact him.
>>26750133>>26750186guess I'll switch my vote to further information hunting about the path to Corgus...
>>26734694How many fucking reboots and restarts of this quest are you going to do?How about you fucking number the threads, too, you fucking asshole.
>>26750133>>26750186>>26751089Nan Pendert's best contacts for Corgus information are a pair of Imperial Navy captains, noted to be assigned to Steward's Gate. It is unknown if they're on patrol from there.She's given you a general information contact for each major planet of Paxia, beyond that.>Choose Destination:>Steward's Gate - Imperial Navy stronghold, rumored Gateway to Corgus from Paxia [3 Months of travel]>Brinica Prime - Hive world and seat of the Sector Governor for the last six generations [3 Months of travel]>Barivia - Homeworld of Elise Eberhardt. A mountainous Agri world, Barivia's twin moons contain seas and host a healthy supply of edible life. [2 Months of travel]>Ferinox - A sparsely populated world due to only several decades of settlement. This world is notable for the massive forests that sprawl across it's surface. [4 Months travel]
>>26751101>how many rebootsThere has only been 1 reboot, I simply retained 'reboot' on the first few threads.>number the threads too, you fucking assholeThey're numbered with links to each on the wiki archive page. Guess I can start doing that again, though.
>>26751280Stop replying to retards.>>26751249Well, we will need to find these captains. Or contact them somehow. Can we send them a message? Arrange a meeting? Get an intermediary to handle the trade?
>>26751395>Contact them somehowThe Imperial Navy places a very low priority upon relaying personal messages to their captains, but it would eventually get to the Captain.>Arrange a meetingIf you find them in port or on patrol. Duty first.>Intermediary to handle the tradeSet down a plan for it and see what happens!>reply to retardsShameful is the spirit that does not attempt saving fragile human souls from damnation.
>>26751468but those souls are already damned...as too 'wat do', my votes for Steward's Gate, it may be a little risky, but its got our best contacts assigned there, and most likely the best second hand info we would want about the route
>>26751468I don't think we've got anything alse todo here, so I suggest setting course to Steward's Gate, maybe give the girls some time to get ready.Meanwhile, our Astropath could send an message to Steward's gate to ask for the Catains.
>>26751249If there are lots of resources going into Corgus, maybe we could lean more from Brinica Prime or maybe Bariva?I want to leave Steward's Gate for last just incase since we ARE pirates.
>>26751716I guess we won't have much trouble if we don't start pirating.besides... I find the lack of hats here disturbing... we should try to find our father's old hat as long as we're here!
>>26751510>>26751548>>267517162 vs 1 in favor of Steward's Gate3 months in warp will seem like 7 days.>Any actions for Percius during Travel?I'll be back in an hour or two, hopefully with a post.
>>26752645>Any actions for Percius during Travel?Lets sit down and talk with Synne
>>26752682this! ask her if shc knows how to sew hats!
>>26752635The problem isn't about us pirating it's about word of our vessel being a pirate ship reaching the ears of the navy while we made our way over here. Though if we are lucky they have the same time problem that we had.
>>26752682>>26752708>>26752723You join your sisters in bidding Gerard farewell before your ship departs Garenthis, meeting up with Captain Morix's vessel to burn for the system's edge. Warp travel is oddly calm, Navigator Veritas commenting as such when you inquire as to her condition. "I fear a storm is coming, Captain Aurex. I feel it in my gut."Alica and Synne settle in to their quarters, though it seems that Synne is more often than not clinging to either yourself or Elise, your XO filling your younger sister's mind with tales of your shared adventures and trials that you'd rather your sweet sister never know of. Especially that one about Keller saving you from the ratling cook during one boarding action. Your elder sister is often found with Tes, the two of them soon bonding in the officer's mess as they prepare a seemingly endless stream of meals with the addition of a few choice bits of your sister's former inventory. Elise and yourself seem to enjoy the additions the most, often playing a friendly game of 'vanishing food' as you both attempt to claim that little extra bit of food from home. Sadly, your sister never thought to deal in alcohols."I've been thinking, Alica. I could use someone with a mind for trade and numbers, and you've got more experience than anyone else aboard."
>>26755275Your sister sighs, putting down her small glass of wine. "I'm by no means good, Percius, but I'll do it if you ask it of me." Synne is quick to cut you off, her voice still full of energy. "Oh! What can I do?""Can you sew hats, dear Synne?"Your younger sister pouts. "Do I look like a Milliner to you?""Didn't you learn how to sew? I don't see why you coul-""I'm going to go find Keller and have him teach me to make BOMBS!" Synne storms out of the mess, her fists clenched. Cursing, you move to straighten out your newest crew member."Let her go. She's just like you, the Emperor will guide her toward her own path, and I'm sure Keller won't kill her.""I'm more worried she'll have a Sly Marbo addiction from spending time with him." Sharing a look with your sister, you both burst into laughter.>Alica acting as Seneschal>Ships will arrive @ Steward's Gate in ~4 hours>Orders for arrival?>Hold position until your temp IFF from Garenthis is approved>Make to dock at Steward's Gate, verify IFF from Garenthis along the way>Say you're from Deus and got caught in a time-distortion event during warp travel>Other?
>>26755373>Hold position until your temp IFF from Garenthis is approvedthen vox cast the imperial station or any ships within range to ask for the captains position
>>26755373>Make to dock at Steward's Gate, verify IFF from Garenthis along the way AND inform them of time distortion events.
>>26755965>>26756569ha-ha! always a good deadlock
>>26755373>Have sex with Synne
>>26757210I change my vote to >>26756569>>26757248We don't want you here!
>>26757298>We don't want you here!But I want me here!We can't let Keller take her away from us!So we're going to have to make her addicted to our cock!
>>26757248>>26757313What cock? Unfortunate, irate halfling cook incident.
The transitions seem easier, now, at least for you. Your sisters seem queasy, however, and are led off to the medicae to ensure their warp sickness is dealt with quickly. Kihomi stands at her station, looking to you. "Warp virgins. They'll get used to it. Helm requests orders, Captain.""Bring us into the system and hail the naval station. Transmit our registry from Garenthis and inform them we've experienced time distortion on our journey to Paxia."Your crew moves about their tasks, Elise eventually delivering the news that your sisters will recover in short order. "We've been given clearance to pull into a parking orbit near the civilian station, and the Captain," pausing, your XO inspects her dataslate. "Captain Erik Velant is due to return from patrol in the next few days, and will be informed that we've requested a moment of his time. It seems Captain Carmen Dergo is on extended patrol in sector Corgus.""So we've got time to kill.""Yes, Captain.">Orders?>Timeskip until Captain Velant arrives>See what is for sale on the civilian station>Look into local vessels? [Will need a plan to do so!]>Other?
>>26757706>See what is for sale on the civilian stationParticularly what information is for sale.
>>26757706>>See what is for sale on the civilian station
>>26757706>See what is for sale on the civilian station
>>26757752>>26757789>Investigating sellers on civilian stationSearching for:>Information on Corgus>??? please specify any additional information/items you wish to seek, along with who you want to task with the search
>>26757832Don't supose they have any meltaguns for sale?
>>26757832>>267582132d100 rolls for search
>>26757832Good trade routes, military strength in th system, local political situation, etc. Things that's be useful for both us and the wolf-pack. Send our fellow captain, we're goi g to hit up a bat frequented by Navy officers.
Rolled 22, 70 = 92>>26758469
>>26758491>trade routes, military strength, political situationFor where? Paxia? Corgus? Deus?Specify and roll 1d100>hit up a bar frequented by Naval officers1d100 to search for one
Rolled 23>>26758688Corgus I'd assume.
Rolled 8>>26758688Bar roll.
>>26758714> bar roll noted>>26758706>>26758579Once more you find that melta guns elude you, every merchant looking at you like you're some sort of fool. "Ha! That's a good one, Captain. Melta weapons have been on back-order for well over a year!"The civilian station is full of colorful characters, Tes carrying her lasgun and wearing a carapaced cuirass as your bodyguard. You make the usual rounds, eventually finding an information broker claiming to have the information you seek. Young, sharply dressed, and wearing a hat that looks like it could literally cut through a tense air. "Welcome, Captain Menexel was it? Looking for information on the Galian Salient? Well, good sir, you've come to the right man! I've got the best collection of Corgus information outside of the late Rogue Trader Galia's lost ships! Yette Rodar, at your service.""I'm looking to find a niche to exploit in the needs of the frontier, my partner and I feel that Corgus will make us rich. We need good trade routes, the military strengths of the systems to determine where to best take our cargo, political situations of the frontier, things of this nature. I also require the coordinates to guide me into the sector, as well." You conveniently leave out that you've a number of commonly sold false coordinates to check his information against."Well, I can not provide information that does not yet exist, Captain. There are no trade routes, yet, nor does the navy part with it's patrol routes. I've some information on the political situation, though I can not swear upon the Emperor's good name such information is perfectly accurate." Shrugging, the man quickly loads up a dataslate with the information he is offering. "Now, of course, Captain. This will cost you. I'm a reputable man, but I have a family of ten to feed and a wife that just won't quit trying to flip desperate traders' wives' jewelry. Two hundred and fifty wealth.">Orders?
>>26759333Well, if we survive the night again I'll continue.If not, see you next Tuesday!
>>26759333>Two hundred and fifty wealth."HUENo.Not for that anyway.We're looking for a way in there, the political situation is a secondary concern at most.Less than that, actually.
>>26766452"Ah, I see. Limited funds, then? Let's see... Remove the extras, eight systems... Two hundred and thirty-four wealth. Twenty four million and change isn't too much for the pathway into a sector full of bounty to be exploited!">Orders?
>>26768719"I'll give you twenty for it or take my business and all future business else ware"
Rolled 81>>26768760roll 1d100 for bartering vs broker
Rolled 44>>26768951Praise the God Emperor, Praise the Omnissiah
>>26768951>>26769032Aurex: 30 - 44 = -14 [1 degree of failure]Broker: 65 - 81 = -16 [1 degree of failure]Result: tie[end Meta]"Twenty is too low, friend. Twenty two million, as low as I'll go for practically handing you planets worth of riches."
>>26769105220 wealth?fuck that
>>26769105no.besides... how much wealth do we have?
>>26769320Personal wealth: 11 (Aurex)Mission Wealth: 80 (Aurex)100 (Morix)
>>26769383You also have cargoes.They can be found hereprivateerquest.wikia.com/wiki/Percius_Aurex#Captain.27s_Stash
Thank him for his time and politely decline the offer due to funding issues. There must be another broker with the information at a more reasonable premium...
>>26769408Well we do have the Nebula Sapphires and we could ask him if he has ever heard of Protheran Centenial Wine.
>>26769720What specifically do you offer the man?>You think back to the conversation with Alexander Kerr...Kerr smiles. "A very diplomatic answer. The larger ones may fetch close to a gold bar each to the right buyer, but don't expect any sort of bulk sale at such prices. The smaller ones," the man quietly picks up the smaller gem, holding it up to one of the lights above. "Harder to say, they may be worth up to a thousand thrones or so, if this is a good example of your stock." Carefully returning the gem to the table, he takes another sip of his drink.>Thinking back to your conversation with the bartender during the Captain's meeting..."One million thrones a bottle, easy. Likely more if you can find a Protheran, since those Astartes allowed the world to be ravaged. Rumor has it that it that there won't be a centenial harvest until 500, possibly 600." The man pours himself a small glass of wine and offers it to you in toast. "As we say on Prothera, Captain. To life and luck. Emperor be with you." Tapping your glass against his, you smile. "And also with you, friend."
>>26769720>One million thrones a bottleWe could buy this information with two bottles and some cash if we can convince him.
>>26770177>>26770154Well how about we go for the full package with two bottles of the wine and then offer if he would want the rest in thrones or maybe something a little more "interesting" that we found in our travels.
>>26770177Isn't a million thrones about one wealth?
>>267702781 million thrones = 10 wealth [for the purposes of this quest]The broker wants 22 million thrones, which means 220 wealth>>26770270Specify what 'interesting' thing you're offering.Then roll 1d100 to convince him of the value of your cargoes. [flat fellowship]
>>26770417>Ah, well nevermind. Let's tell him we will be back after after we talk to our companion aka wait to see if we can get the information from the Captain
>>26770425"Well, I do not believe I'll be vanishing into the unknown, Captain Menexel. Do bring your companion along next time, we'll have a much easier time coming to a deal." Mr Rodar escorts you out of his establishment, bidding you farewell. "Hat lovers such as us should stick together, good Captain!"Tes returns to your side, having investigated a nearby bar for naval officers. "Looks fancy enough for Naval officers, Captain. Care to buy me a drink, then?" You smile at her play for attention, wondering if you may have to deal with some jealousy between the various women in your life. Maybe you should recruit some more men, but then again... the views are so nice around the ship. "Now Tes, you know we don't drink on the job." The incredulous look upon her face soon turns to a moment of shared chuckling. "Too much!"Walking up to the bar, you call the bartender's attention. Unfortunately, he doesn't approve of Tes' lasgun. "Yea', that ain't allowed in 'ere. Gonna 'ave to ask ya to leave.""There is a good tip for you if you ignore my guard's slightly excessive worry, friend." People are always in the mood for a bit of a bribe, and this man is no exception as you slide a few larger thrones across the bar top toward him. "Pull the charge pack and keep it out of sight, toots. What'a ya two gonna 'ave?"Tes is quick to remove her weapon's charge pack and order one of the specialty drinks, some sort of green liquid with a viscous, sinking gas bubbling up from it and settling within the massive glass. Your eyes roll as Tes gives the barman a flirtatious look and takes the drink's straw between her lips.
>>26771081Looking around the bar, you notice three naval officers scattered about the establishment.>Order a drink for yourself? Y/N>Choose target:>A sullen looking man, sitting among a pair of what seem to be junior officers. His companions seem to be discussing something quietly while he stares at a glass of hard alcohol in his hands.>An officer that seems to be enjoying herself with a handful of other women, chatting away excitedly. One of her friends seems to have noticed you.>An older man, his face scarred around a bionic eye. The air of authority around him is unmistakable.>Order a drink for your target?>[Throw a drink out there]> Nah
>>26771137>An older man> NahWe can talk to the officers after that
>>26771219Anything specific you want to do/say to introduce yourself?
>>26771137order a drink: just a pint of beertarget: an older man, get im some whiskey"Mind if i join you?"
>>26772375sounds like a plan
>>26772375We are a noble, we don't drink that worker sewege water. I'd say order wine for ourself and amasec for the captain
>>26784169Agreed, but order two good scotches, wine is for pansy nobles.
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